Destinations Covered :
Delhi - Varanasi -
Khajuraho - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur - Mumbai - Ajanta - Ellora
12 Nights / 13 Days
Places to Visit in North India
1 - Delhi
Arrival in Delhi Transfer to Hotel
Day 2 - Delhi
Breakfast at hotel; rest. Afternoon: Sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi,
including Red Fort, Gates of India and riksha ride in Old Delhi market.
Day 3 - Delhi - Varanasi
Morning flight to Varanasi. After hotel check-in, Visit Sarnath, the
spiritual centre of Buddhism
Day 4 - Varanasi - Khajuraho
Early morning boat ride in the River Ganges to witness the religious
ceremonies of the Hindus. Afterwards, walking tour of ghats & temples,
including Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple (Monkey Temple), The Sacred Bull,
The Well of Knowledge, Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple) and brocade, saree
shops and bazaars along the narrow winding lanes. Return to hotel for
breakfast. Fly to Khajuraho, IC 408 dep 1310, arr 1355. After check-in visit
the Eastern group of temples and the old village of Khajuraho.
Day 5 - Khajuraho - Agra
After breakfast, visit the Western group of temples. Depart by air for
Agra. After hotel check-in, visit Agra Fort and Taj Mahal by sunset.
Day 6 - Agra - Jaipur
Optional sunrise Visit North India the Taj (additional cost). Return to hotel for
breakfast. Depart by car for Jaipur, enroute visit Fatephur Sikri.
Day 7 - Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort and ride on elephant uphill to the Fort
entrance. Afternoon: tour Palace of Winds, City Palace and Jantar Mantar
Day 8 - Jaipur - Udaipur
Early morning depart by air for Udaipur, CD 491 0640 / 0745 Hrs. After
check-in, city tour including The Royal Palace, Jagdish Temple, Eklingji
Temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (The Ladies' Garden) and bazaars. Afternoon: boat
ride on Lake Picola. * If you are interested in seeing the temples in
Rankapur, add a second day in Udaipur and request price quote.
Day 9 - Udaipur - Mumbai (Bombay)
IC7491 dep 805, arr 1020 Transfer to hotel. Afternoon: city tour including
Marine Drive, Crawford Market, Malabar Hill, Hanging Gardens, the Jain
Temple and Gandhi Museum.
10 - Mumbai (Bombay)
Morning: relax/independent. Afternoon: ferry to explore Elephanta Caves,
carved between 450 and 750 A.D.; including a visit to the Mahadeva Trimurti
and the Ardhanareshvara sculptures, famous iconographical representations of
Day 11 - Bombay-Aurangabad
IC 887, Dep. 1540, Arr.1625. Visit Bibi Ka Maqbarah, grave-mosque, built in
1679 by Aurangzeb Alamgir the I, the last of the great rulers of the Timurid
Day 12 - Ajanta
Full day excursion to Ajanta , visit of the Buddhist and Brahmanical caves
200 B.C. to 650 A.D.
Day 13 - Ellora
Full Day excusion to Ellora--Visit of the Buddhist, Jain and Brahmanical
caves VIIth to X century. Visit the most extraordinary free standing
monolithic temple (there are only two of these in India), the Kailashanatha
Temple, with unique carvings of the Ramayana and Vishnupurana. Fly to Bombay
IC 887 (dep 1730, arr 1815 hrs).