North India Special Tour

North India Special Tour

Recommended Stay: 09 nights - 10 days
Major Destinations : Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Khajuraho – Varanasi

Keypoints to Visit

Delhi - Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, India Gate, President's House, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb
Jaipur – enjoy the Elephant ride to Amber Fort Palace , Jantar Mantar (Obersvatory), City Palace & Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)
Agra Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandara, and Fatehpur Sikri (on the outskirts)
Khajuraho  Temple Complex - Kandariya Mahadeo, Chaunsat Yogini & others
Varanasi Excursion to Sarnath, Boat Ride & Explore ghats

Day Wise Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival, you will be received by the RAJ Travel Consultant’s representative and transferred to the hotel. Upon assisting you with the check in formalities, you stay overnight at the hotel.


Day 02 – Delhi
Today full day City Tour of Delhi – starting with New Delhi covering the India Gate, pass through Parliament and Connaught Place. Then you will be taken to Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. For the afternoon we have Old Delhi sightseeing for you covering the Raj Ghat- the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, followed by the Jama Masjid and then the RED FORT – later enjoy the sound and light show at the RED FORT.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur (262km - 5hr)
Today drive to Jaipur by road. Upon arrival, you will be received by our representative and he will assist you with the check in formalities.

Overnight at the hotel.


North India Special Tour

Day 04: Jaipur
Morning take an excursion to Amber Fort, the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience.

Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The centre of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows).


Day 05: Jaipur – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (260 km - 6 hr)
Today visit the Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital), the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. We visit Emperor Akbar's Residential complex, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti.

Then, we continue our drive to Agra, beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628, remains major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, all three are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 06: Agra
Today visit Taj Mahal (closed on Friday) , symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations. We will also visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613.

Overnight at the hotel.


North India Special Tour

Day 07: Agra – Jhansi ( By Train )
Post breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to railway station to board the train for Jhansi. Upon arrival, drive to Orchha. Orchha has a medieval town atmosphere attached to it. The Betwa River quietly flows by the town. The 16th century palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers appear to be suspended in time. Upon arrival, meet assistance and check-in hotel.

Here we will visit Orchha Fort, Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal and Ram Raja temple. Later we drive to Khajuraho, built between 950-1050 AD by the mighty warrior kings of the Chandela dynasty, a truly inspired burst of creativity. Contain stunningly explicit erotic sculptures. They were rediscovered in the 20th century, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Optional- Sound & Light Show. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 08: Khajuraho
Enjoy the city tour of Khajuraho temples, famous for the magnificent carvings depicting numerous exotic postures of the famous Kamasutra, ancient Indian work on sex. Only 22 temples survive of the 85 originally built. In fact, worship is still done today in the Matangeshwara temple, continuing an unbroken 1000 year tradition.

Overnight at the hotel.


North India Special Tour

Day 09: Khajuraho – Varanasi (by Flight 9W 724 at 1325/1410 hours)
In time transfer to airport to board flight to Varanasi. Varanasi picturesquely situated on the banks of holy river Ganga. The city is the Oldest Living City of the World & traces of its existence are found around 10000 BC. Other than being a very holy city for Hindus, it also holds a very significant association with Buddha's life & Buddhism. On arrival Varanasi, transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free for own activities. Later in the evening we witness the Aarti ceremony at the ghats.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 10: Varanasi - Delhi (by flight)
Half Day Tour
Today we start our day with a boat ride on the river Ganges. Rise before dawn & step gingerly in the boat as the boatman starts rowing the boat. Later we take an excursion to Sarnath, the site of the deer park where Gautama Buddha is said to have given his first sermon about the basic principles of Buddhism. It has been a premier centre for Buddhism & has a rich collection of ancient Buddhist relics & antiques comprising numerous Buddha & Bodhisattva images on display at the Archaeological Museum. Transfer to the aiport, to board on the flight to DELHI. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be received and transferred to the hotel.


Day 11: Delhi - Departure
Morning transfer to international airport to board flight for onward journey.


Package includes:

  • 09 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • A/C transportation as per the itinerary (No transportation on leisure days).
  • Local English speaking guide during the tour except Fatehpur Sikri
  • A/C chair car train fare for the sector Agra – Jhansi.
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur & Boat ride in Varanasi.

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