Taste of India & Culture

This 11-day itinerary includes the most classic golden triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra along with Varanasi&Khajuraho. Whether to experience the glorious Mughal architecture and culture in the north or to discover the spiritual India by a morning cruise on Ganges River in the holy city of Varanasi, or simply visit famous Love temples in Khajuraho, they are all yours here.

Places & Destinations (10 Nights & 11 Days)

Varanasi - Sarnath, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Durga Temple, and Tulsi Manas Temple
Khajuraho - Love Temples
Orchha - Ram Raja Mandir, Chaturbhuj Temple, and Laxmi Narayan Temple
Agra - Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daula's Tomb & Fatehpur Sikri
Jaipur - Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace
Delhi - Jama Mazid, Raj Ghat, India Gate & Parliament House

Day 1-: Arrive Delhi
Welcome to Incredible India, Meeting and assistance on arrival, Indian magic begins here with Traditional Garland & welcome Drink on arrival (A chilled glass of Indian Kingfisher Beer/Wine/Soft Drinks), transfer to hotel &relax.Overnight in Delhi.

Day 2-: Delhi – Varanasi
Relaxing morning, enjoy your healthy breakfast at hotel. Board morning flight to Varanasi - India’s oldest and holiest cities.Afternoon tour to Sarnath, where Gautama Buddha preached his first sermon. Evening visit toKashiVishwanath Temple - The KashiVishwanath temple is the center of faith for millions of Hindus. Later attend Aarti Puja (light ceremony) on the banks of the Ganges. A LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT!  Return to hotel & relax. Overnight in Varanasi.

Day 3-: Varanasi - Culture Capital of India
Enjoy Boat ride before breakfast. Back to hotel, after breakfast take a guided spiritual tour along the banks of the River Ganges visit KashiVishwanath Temple, Durga Temple, and TulsiManas Temple. Evening is at Leisure.Overnight in Varanasi.

Day 4-: Varanasi – KhajurahoEternal Expression of Love
After breakfast transfer to Airport to Board afternoon flight to Khajuraho. On arrival check-in to your hotel & relax. Later visit the most romantic and a great example of architecture the Love Temples of Khajuraho. These temples are divided into two categories the western group of temples and the eastern group of temples. In evening enjoy your time at Local Bazar of Khajuraho. Back to hotel & relax. Overnight inkhajuraho.

Day 5-: Khajuraho – via Orchha – Jhansi (By Train) - Agra
Morning after breakfast drive to Orchha. Arrive & after Lunch visit Ram Raja Mandir, Chaturbhuj Temple, and Laxmi Narayan Temple. Later transfer to Jhansi Railway Station which is approx 15 Kms to board Train to Agra. On arrival check-in to your hotel & relax. Overnight in Agra

Day 6-: Agra
Dawn visit to the TajMahal which is strikingly beautiful in the early morning. Return back to hotel for breakfast & Relax. Further visit Inlay marble factory, live show of works man ship by the workers inlaying the one stone in another from the time of Mughals.After lunch, visit to Massive Agra Fort. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. The maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. Evening you shall enjoy the real love story of TajMahal in a magnificent drama show which is dedicated to shah Janan& his wife MumtajMahal - A life time experience. Return to hotel &Relax.Overnight in Agra.

Day 7-: Agra – Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur, En-route visiting FatehpurSikri built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 to commemorate the birth of his son and later abandoned due to scarcity of water. On arrival check-in at the Hotel & Relax.Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 8-: Jaipur
After Breakfast, drive Pass through HawaMahal (Wind Palace), admire from where the palace queen could watch the activities of big bazaar. Later excursion to impressive Amber Fort situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honored fashion. After Lunch, visit the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. Shopping at Gem Palace – Jewelry, handicrafts, clothes and the famous lakh bangles as Jaipur is one of the most active jewel markets of the world, famous for its precious and semi-precious stones. Return to hotel & relax. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 9-: Jaipur – Delhi
Relax Morning drive to Delhi (260 km, approx 4.5 hrs drives). On arrival check-in at the hotel.Rest of the day at leisure.Overnight in Delhi.

Day 10-: Delhi
Morning after breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Old and New Delhi City. JamaMaszid (the largest mosque of India). Enjoy the cycle Rickshaw drive around old Delhi. Drive pass through the Red Fort then visit Raj Ghat (Mr. M. K. Gandhi cremation place). Further visit India Gate (42m stone arch built in the memory of Indian soldiers, died in World War I) & Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, and Secretariat Buildings. Return to hotel & relax. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 11-: Delhi – Onward Destination
Early morning departure for onward destination.

This is a suggested itinerary for travelling privately. Dates, duration, hotels and routing may be changed to personalize the journey to the traveler’s preferences and requirements. Please contact Cal India Tours team for further ideas on designing your own private journey of India.