Depart for Agra
Early morning after breakfast leave Agra by Car. On arrival transfer to the hotel. After some rest visit world famous Taj Mahal built by Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
Agra - Gwalior
Morning drive to Gwalior. Afternoon city tour. Visit the Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal (archaeological museum), The Fort, Temples of Sas-Bahu, Teli Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad and the Mausoleum of Tansen.
Gwalior - Orchha
Morning drive to Orchha. Afternoon city tour. Orchha’s grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time & a rich legacy to the ages. For, on this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly: the palaces and the temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th century retain much of their pristine glory. Jahangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatris has a spectacular view of soaring temple spires & cenotaphs.
Orchha - Khajuraho
Morning drive to Khajuraho. Afternoon city tour. The world famous Khajuraho temples were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunset Yogini Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, The Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples. Visit the Eastern group of temples that consist of the Parasvanath Temple – the only Jain Temple surviving at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum, the Javeri Temple dedicated to Vishnu. The other temples in this group are those dedicated to Brahma, Yamuna and Adinath.
Khajuraho - Varanasi (Banaras)
Transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi & transfer to hotel.
Morning boat excursion on the river Ganges. People bathe early in the morning to offer the prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns Day and night. Every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. Rest of the Day at leisure.
Varanasi - Delhi
Morning free in Varanasi. Later transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and connect to return flight.
DO’s and Don’ts
Keep photo copy of your passport and credit cards in separate wallets.
Wear light comfortable easy to carry along clothing.
Always carry medications with prescriptions in their original containers.
Mark the bags inside and out with your name and address.
Stay updated with local and international news to avoid serious problems.
Strictly avoid flaunting your money in public.
Don’t meet strangers at unsafe or never heard of places.
Avoid leaving expensive items in hotel room. Use a locker instead.
Hitchhiking can be dangerous. Avoid it at all costs.
Don’t accept food from strangers.