Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi
India is a land of diverse architectural styles, owing to the fact that country has numerous religions, has faced foreign invasion, and has a massive wealth of craftsmanship inspired from grandeur. Indian art and architecture is truly impressive and for the very reason we have a specially-crafted itinerary that combines the best of the craftsmanship at the most interesting places in India. Right from the best of Mughal creations, Rajputana architecture, and ancient temple artistry with erotic sculptures to contemporary British Architecture, the itinerary covers Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Khajuraho and Varanasi.
Embark on an unparalleled experience, on your journey enough monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, folklore and cherished memories. Peruse the detailed itinerary for complete details.
Arrive at the Delhi airport where you will be meet by our representative. Get assisted with transfer to hotel. Check-in the hotel. The day is at your own leisure.
The charming capital of India is a city of cities. Step into the magical potpourri of numerous eras, various rulers, magnificent monuments, colourful culture and more. Go sightseeing, have a taste of local street food, shop for delights or enjoy the comforts of your hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, commence on a sightseeing tour. There are two sides of the city- Old and New Delhi. Start the tour with blessings at Laxmi Narayan Temple. Next, proceed to two charming British style monuments built by British architect Edwin Lutyen- India Gate, the memorial of martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country and the Parliament House – The Government headquarters.
Later in the afternoon, embark on a city tour of Old Delhi. Pay a visit to the pride of Mughal architecture- Jama Masjid one of the largest mosque in Asia. Next, move on to a visit to Red Fort, the royal fort of Mughals when the ruled Delhi.
End the day with a peaceful walk through the Gandhi memorial, dedicated to the father of the nation.
Stay the night at hotel. (B)
Start the day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Pack your bags and check out of the hotel. You will begin your drive to Jaipur. The royal capital of Rajasthan, also known as the Pink City preserves its heritage like no other. Know everything about the Rajputana splendour in Jaipur.
Check in to the hotel after you arrive to Jaipur. Overnight stay at hotel. (B)
Start the day with a royal breakfast at hotel. Later, leave for a city tour. The perfect start to sightseeing is the joy ride on Elephant back taking you to the entrance of the Amber Fort. Relive the olden days at the UNESCO World Heritage site, Hill fort of Rajasthan.
Next, pay a visit to City Palace. The residential of the royal family of Jaipur is spread over a series of beautiful courtyards, lush gardens, buildings that are perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture, and interesting displays. Pay a visit to the Royal Observatory Jantar Mantar, a historic set of structures that helped know about time, eclipse and other astronomical events.
End the day with a visit to the local bazaar where you can shop to your heart’s content.
Stay the night at the hotel. (B)
Today, after breakfast embark on the drive to Agra. On the way, halt to explore Fatehpur Sikri. The abandoned city of Mughals, built in the 16th century is a masterpiece of magnificent architecture. Enter the city through the mighty door, Buland Darwaza, one of the largest gateways in the world. The other marvellous buildings include Jama Masjid, Palace of Jodha Bai, Birbal Bhawan & Panch Mahal; each one impressive in their own might.
Later, continue to Agra. Overnight stay at hotel. (B)
Today wake up early to watch sunrise at Taj Mahal. Known as the ‘icon of love’, the white-marble mausoleum is one of the most beautiful creations on Earth. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan is memory of his beloved Mumtaz Mahal, the world heritage site takes your breath away.
Return back to hotel for breakfast. Later, get ready for sightseeing tour. Pay a visit to Agra Fort, the mighty capitol of Mughals. The red-sandstone structure is enthralling to explore. There are palaces, intricate carvings, and lush gardens to explore. Take a look at tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daula, a charming masterwork of architecture.
Explore the local markets in the evening for a taste of street food and shopping. Stay the night at hotel. (B)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel. Avail the assisted transfer to railway station to board train to Jhansi. On arrival at Jhansi, board the pick-up vehicle for drive to Khajuraho.
On the way, stop at Orchha and marvel at the architectural glory of the city along the banks of River Betwa.
Continue towards Khajuraho. Leave, straight for a visit to the monuments listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. The Western and eastern group of temples are famous for erotic sculptures, intricate carvings and the ethereal temple style architecture. The sites to explore are Laxmi & Varaha temple, Kandariya Mahadev, Devi Jagdamba temples, etc.
Overnight at the hotel. (B)
Start the day with a relaxed breakfast. Later, check out of the hotel and transfer to airport for your flight to Varanasi. The ancient city of Varanasi is one of the oldest places in India, as old as civilization. Located on the banks of the holy river Ganga, the town is history, spiritual and blissful.
On arrival, get assisted transfer to hotel. After stretching your legs, commence the city tour of Varanasi. The spectacular evening aarti ceremony on the ghats of river Ganges is the highlight of the day. You will be mesmerized by the event-blow of conch shells, raising of brass lights, aromas, melodies and the twinkling lights.
Stay the night at hotel. (B)
Today brings the end to the Art and Architecture of India. After breakfast, you will get assistance for transfer to airport to board your onward flight. (B)