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Classical India

(11 Days / 10 Nights)

Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi

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Overview

A tour to India is always a dream tour to the people who want to delve into the glorious past of this incredible country. A dwelling of the Indus Valley civilization, India or Hindustan sings the saga of a civilization that is as old as time. Classical India tour by LuxoIndia is designed to give you a peek into the age old traditions and culture of India and its deep rooted spirituality. India is the land of the Mahabharata, Gautam Buddha, of Mughals and of myths and mysteries. A country with a population of around 1.22 billion, India exhibits a fusion of traditional and contemporary lifestyle.

Here, thousands of language speaking sects and traditional groups live in peace and harmony. Witnessing a unity is diversity is the real charm of this country of Kings and their folklores. Mountains, sea beaches, dense forests and desert lands bear witness to the geographical diversity of this age old country. It is the land of the holy river Ganges where gods and goddesses are considered to be an integral part of the day to day lifestyle. A Golden Triangle Tour with Khajuraho and Varanasi not only gives a glimpse of the ancient Indian culture, but also exhibits its affluent traditional heritage. 

Highlights

  • Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, Delhi (Optional/With extra charges)
  • Elephant ride in Amber Fort, Jaipur (In case of unavailability of elephants, jeep ride will be offered)
  • A visit to Abhaneri while driving from Jaipur to Agra
  • Visit to Taj Mahal, Agra
  • A guided tour to Khajuraho temples
  • Boat ride in the river Ganges, Varanasi

Itinerary

Day 1

Delhi (Arrival)

A traditional style welcome in Delhi by our team members, followed by an assisted transfer to the hotel, marks the beginning of the Classical India tour. Spending a day’s time exploring the monuments, markets and streets of the capital city Delhi presents the real picture of the contemporary Indian life to its visitors. It is said that in Delhi, the flavor of every Indian culture can be found. With the appearance of the multinational companies in the city, a large Indian populace makes their way towards this city every year. The remains of the Mughal kings are scattered in different parts of the city. Qutub Minar, Red Fort, India Gate, President’s House, Humayun’s Tomb, Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, and Nizammudin Dargah are the best places that one can visit on a tour to Delhi.

Our team members will offer you an assisted transfer to the hotel where to check in, take rest and stay overnight.

Day 2

Delhi

This day’s sightseeing tour begins with a visit to Old Delhi followed by a leisurely breakfast. In the Old Delhi, you will be first taken to the Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Afterwards, drive past Red Fort, which is the signature building of the capital city Delhi. This red sandstone citadel is one fine specimen of Mughal architecture. Later, visit Jama Masjid which is Asia’s largest mosque built by the Mughals during their reign in the country. If you want, you can also enjoy an optional rickshaw ride in Chandi Chowk. After Old Delhi, move towards New Delhi which speaks much about the British legacy in India. Drive past India Gate, President’s House and Parliament. Later, a visit to Humayun’s Tomb is; this tomb was commissioned by Mughal Emperor Humayun’s Wife Hamida Banu Begam to immortalize her husband’s name. After having a tour around Humayun’s Tomb, you will be taken to Qutub Minar which is the tallest stone tower in India built by Qutub-ud-din-Aibak. Before returning back to the hotel for an overnight stay, you will also be taken to Laxmi Narayan Mandir in Delhi.

Day 3

Delhi – Jaipur

The magic of the jaunt continues with a drive to the city of Rajputs, Jaipur. The distance of Jaipur from Delhi is about 260 kilometers and takes around 6 hours to reach. Often mentioned as the ‘Pink City of Rajasthan’, Jaipur exhibits the blend of traditional and modern outlook in its lifestyle. The city is dotted with ample palaces and forts which give the travelers a chance to delve into the history of India. On reaching Jaipur, you will be taken to the hotel to check in and have some rest. Jaipur is famous worldwide for its handicraft and for the puppet shows. Thus, you can either choose to go for some shopping in the city market or also can savor a puppetry show which are optional. Arrangements for your overnight stay are made at the hotel.

Day 4

Jaipur

A refreshing breakfast heralds the beginning of this day. After breakfast, set off for a sightseeing tour with a visit to the Amber Fort first. This ‘sleeping beauty of Rajasthan’ is located in the foothills of the Aravalis where a serene lake offers a peaceful welcome to the guests. Enjoy a joy ride on an elephant back in Amber Fort and discover the artistic majesty of the wonderful honey colored building in Jaipur. Later, proceed towards the main city Jaipur. The Jaipur city tour will begin with a drive past to Hawa Mahal and then a photo stop in Albert Hall which is located near the Hawa Mahal. Thereafter, move towards Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur city. It is a 17th century observatory built with a view to encourage astronomical studies in the state. Later, take an explorative tour to the City Palace a part of which serves as a museum now. The collection of vintage wagons, war weapons, royal apparels and other artifacts of interest in this Palace make the guests get a sneak peek to the royal days of the yore. If you wish, you can also stroll through the local markets of Jaipur in the evening. Later, return to your hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.

Day 5

Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra

Embark on an exciting drive to Agra after a refreshing breakfast. The distance between Agra to Jaipur is about 233 kilometers which can be completed within approximately 6 hours. En-route you will visit the village of Abhaneri and Fatehpur Sikri. Abhaneri is a small village situated in the Jaipur-Agra road; though it’s a small village, but tourists from across the world visit this place every year for its scattering of step wells popularly known as ‘Baoris’. The local farmers of the village invented these unique wells to store rain water. Among them, Chand Baori is the most popular and largest of all step wells in the village. Later, proceed towards Fatehpur Sikri which was built by Mughal king Akbar and now is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Though the sand of time took away the royal charm of this city, but it still has many precious gem stones preserved in its casket to offer to the travelers. Continue your journey to Agra after visiting Fatehpur Sikri.

Agra is probably one of the most popular cities of India which houses India’s pride, the Taj Mahal. Apart from the Taj Mahal, there are several other places to visit in Agra like Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb. Upon arrival in Agra, check in to the hotel for relaxation and an overnight stay.

Day 6

Agra

Under the morning rays of the sun, the curve of the river Yamuna near the heavenly Taj looks scenic and inviting. Day 6 is reserved to witness the splendor of the Yamuna and Taj Mahal. Built by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan to immortalize the name of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal, this architectural wonder is built in such a way that it looks the same from all the sides. Taj Mahal is the dream destination of romantic couples around the world.

A few kilometers away to Taj Mahal is situated the Agra Fort, another marvel of Mughal architecture. Thus, after Taj Mahal we will move towards this red citadel in Agra. Stretched in a wide area, every corner of this fort vibrates the narrative of the last few years of Shahjahan’s life. Along with the Mughal architectural forms, some parts of Agra Fort also exemplify well the beauty of Rajputana style of architecture.

In the evening, if you want you can also explore the local markets of the city where you will find a good collection of handicraft products and decorative items made of white marvels. At night, return to the hotel for leisure and an overnight stay.

Day 7

Agra – Jhansi – Khajuraho

After a scrumptious breakfast, our representatives will provide for the transfer to the Agra Railway Station from where you board the Shatabdi Express to Jhansi. The fatigue of the entire journey gets vanished as you reach the Jhansi Railway Station; get a traditional welcome in Jhansi and then a drive to the temple city Khajuraho via Orcha. Khajuraho is situated around 181 kilometers from Jhansi and encompasses driving time of around 3.5 hours. While proceeding towards the city of Khajuraho, we will also visit Orcha, a small village located amid the lush greenery of nature. It was the capital of the Bundela kingdom and thus is dotted with magnificent forts, palaces and temples built by the Bundela rulers.  Enjoy some peaceful moments amid the tranquility of nature in this little village. Later, we will continue drive towards Khajuraho.

On arrival in Khajuraho, check in to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 8

Khajuraho

This day’s expedition starts with a filling breakfast and carries on with a sightseeing tour to the Khajuraho Group of temples. These temples were built during the reign of the Chandela Rajputs in a period 950 to 1050 AD. The temples of Khajuraho exemplify the concoction of Indo-Aryan architecture. The carved images of gods, goddesses, warriors, mythological characters and many more is a real delight for art lovers around the world. Famous for depicting eroticism engraved in sculptures, a visit to these temples is a different experience altogether.

If you want, you can spend the evening roaming around the city, exploring its lifestyle and culture. Later, return to the hotel for relaxation and an overnight stay.

Day 9

Khajuraho – Varanasi

This day, you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight to Varanasi followed by a leisurely breakfast. Varanasi is one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destinations that has a history as old as time. This holy city, located in the river bank of the Ganges, is said to be a melting pot of birth and death. It is also believed that a bath in the river Ganges here gives salvation to the soul of the pilgrims from the circle of life and death. The Aarti in the Ghats of the Ganges is a sight to behold.

Upon your arrival in Varanasi airport, our representatives will meet you and give you an assisted transfer to the hotel where to check in and to stay for the night.

Day 10

Varanasi

At dawn, day 10, you will be taken for a boat ride in the Ganges. The tranquility of this holy river, when intermingled with the sacred chants coming out of the Ghat’s temples, turns the atmosphere ethereal. After a boat ride in the Ganges, return to your hotel for refreshment and breakfast. Our next destination is Sarnath. There are a host of Buddhist monuments and temples that are of great archeological and religious interest to the people.

In the afternoon, you undertake a half day excursion to Beni Madhaw ka Dharara. It was originally a Hindu temple which had been converted into a mosque by the Mughals who named it Alamgiri Mosque. Sarnath is also the home of the Bharat Mata Temple which attracts thousands of visitors every day.

Later in the evening, return back to your hotel for leisure and an overnight stay.

Day 11

Varanasi – Delhi

Enjoy the morning wind of the Ganges with a leisurely breakfast. In the Afternoon, you will be assisted by our team members to the airport for your return flight to Delhi. After reaching Delhi, our representatives will assist you to take your onward flight to home.


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