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North India Special Tour (12 Days)
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Raj Ghat DelhiArrive Delhi and meet the ITS representative at the arrival hall and transfer to hotel. Relax & overnight in Delhi.

Day 02 : Delhi
Morning tour of Old Delhi: visit the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk, besides Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana. Afternoon tour of New Delhi, visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; and the lotus-shaped Bahai Temple. Evening free at leisure, overnight in Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi – Jaipur (259 kms – 5 hrs)
Morning checkout and drive to Jaipur for 5 hours, on arrival transfer to hotel in Jaipur. Day free to relax after the journey till early evening. Later in the evening visit Sisodia Gardens, Temple of Galta which is also known as Valley of Monkeys, and Birla Temple of White Marble and at the time of dinner visit Chokhi Dhani - an ethnic resort serving Rajasthani & Continental cuisine with live music and puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village. Return to the hotel for overnight.

Day 04 : Jaipur
Morning take an excursion tour to Amber Fort - 11kms, and enjoy elephant ride to ascend/ descend this great fort. Later take sight seeing tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace, Hawa Mahal made for the ladies of Royal Family to see the Processions from this Palace and without being seen from the people and Jantar Mantar Observatory all within the vicinity of City Palace. After lunch the day is kept free for shopping or individual activities.

Day 05 : Jaipur – Agra (230 kms - 5 hrs)
Morning checkout and drive to Agra enroute sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri the city built by Mughal Emperor Akbar, visit Bulund Darwaza, Jama Masjid, and Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti; continue to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival in Agra transfer to hotel, afternoon free to relax. Take a sight seeing tour of Agra visiting Diwan - e Am (Chambers of Common men), Diwan – e –Khas (Chamber of VIP’s), Octagonal Tower, Jehangir Palace, all in the vicinity of Agra Fort and Tomb of Ittamuddaulahs. Later in the day visit The Grand Taj Mahal where you should spent some time, evening visit the Inlay Handicraft Market of Agra, overnight at the hotel in Agra.

Day 06 : Agra - Gwalior (110 kms - 2 hours)
Jai Vilas Palace GwaliorEarly morning one can visit the Taj Mahal to see it over the sunrise optionally, later in the day checkout and drive to Gwalior, on arrival transfer to hotel. Day free till noon. Later visit imposing and magnificent Gwalior Fort made of sandstone, visit Man Mandir a six-towered palace. Visit the enormous, 19th century Jai Vilas Palace. This Palace is famous for its ornate chandeliers & crystal. Evening free for individual activities, overnight in Gwalior.

Day 07 : Gwalior - Orchha (120 kms - 3 hours)
Morning drive to Orcha, on arrival transfer to hotel. Orchha once the capital of the Bundelas, Orchha is now just a village set amidst a complex of well preserved temples and palaces. It was built by Bir Singh Deo in 1531. Take a sight seeing tour of Orchha visiting Jehangir Mahal - the largest of the palaces , the Raj Mahal with its murals and the Raj Praveen Mahal built near a garden, You would also visit Dinman Hardaul`s palace with its interesting story. The temples of Orchha are highly preserved. The two main temples are the Ram Raja Temple with its lofty spires and the Chaturbhuj temple.
Day 08 : Orcha – Khajuraho (178 kms - 4 hours)
Morning checkout and drive to Khajuraho, on arrival transfer to hotel. Later in the day visit Western group of Temples consisting of the massive Lakshmana Temple dedicated to lord Vishnu, the Lakshmi and Varaha temples dedicated to Vishnu’s consort Lakshman, the Kandariya Mahadev temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Chausath Yogini temple dedicated to goddess Kali.

Day 09 : Khajuraho
Morning visit Archaeological museum with its collection of stone sculptures of the Chandela dynasty. Later visit Eastern group of Temples and visit the Jain temples of Parsvanath, Adinath, and Shanti Nath. Also visit the temples of Vamana and Brahma/Hanuman both dedicated to lord Vishnu. Evening free for individual activities, overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 : Khajuraho - Varanasi (By Air at 1335 hrs / arrival at 1415 hrs)
Morning day free for individual activities, after noon transfer to airport to board the flight for Varanasi at 1335 hrs, assistance on arrival in Varanasi at 1415 hrs, transfer to hotel. Relax for some time & take an excursion tour to Sarnath – 10 kms visit the deer park and Bodhi Tree where Lord Buddha perched his First Sermon. Drive back to Varanasi, evening free to relax, overnight in Varanasi.

Day 11 : Varanasi
Varanasi GhatEarly morning at the time of sunrise take a boat ride on the River Ganges and see the various Ghats with people ritually cleansing their sins. While on the boat you will also see the cremation ceremonies of dead bodies as per Hindi Rituals. Morning proceed on a tour of the temples of Varanasi visiting the Golden Temple dedicated to lord Shiva, the Durga temple dedicated to goddess Durga. Interestingly the Durga Temple is also known as the Monkey Temple due to the large number of monkeys found in the Temple premises. Evening one can take boat ride again in River Ganges. Overnight at the hotel in Varanasi.

Day 12 : Varanasi - Delhi (By air) - Back home.
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Delhi, assistance on arrival in Delhi airport, transfer to hotel. Day free to relax, after farewell dinner checkout & transfer to International airport to board the flight back home.


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