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Amazing India Tours

Duration : 15 Nights & 16 days

Itinerary at a Glance : Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Gwalior – Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh – Varanasi – Allahabad – Lucknow - Delhi

Day 01: DELHI
ing assistance by Go India Travel Destination representative at New Delhi international airport upon your arrival. Later transfer to the hotel. “Delhi is a palimpsest, bearing the complexities, the contradictions, the beauty and the dynamism of a city where the past coexists with the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and the city is rich in the architecture of its monuments. Diverse cultural elements absorbed into the daily life of the city have enriched its character. Exploring the city can be a fascinating and rewarding experience” Traditional welcome upon arrival at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: DELHI - Fullday Sighteeing
Morning after breakfast go for full day sightseeing tour of Delhi with your Go India Travel Destination Guide and visit Red Fort which had been an emblem of power not only for ages but during the British Period and even now. Also visit Jama Masjid an combination of architectural excellence and religious faith. Later visit Raj Ghat where the remains of Mahatma Gandhi is there and the moment you come close to his remains you would feel his divine power would make you to think of his dedication and self tolerance. After your visit proceed to India Gate where the busy Delhi is reflected in its moving street circle and way far the President House reflects the Shining India as a Global Power in the decades to come. As you drive past the President House and the Parliament House towards hotel, you would be really proud to what you have seen and would justify your coming to India. Afternoon visit Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple and Humayun Tomb, all this structures are unmatchable architectural excellence any were in the world. Spend your evening at Delhi Haat a place that manifest’s cultural uniqueness of India, and loved by all foodies (food lover). Return back to the hotel after the visit. Overnight at Delhi.

Day 03: DELHI - JAIPUR (260 kms -05 hsr)
Morning after breakfast check out from Delhi Hotel and drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check in to the hotel to rest. “Jaipur is known as the Pink City, a highly idealized description of the terra-cotta-colored lime plaster that coats the old part of the city's walls, buildings, and temples. The reasons for painting the town pink are unknown, but various theories have been tossed about, from using pink to cut down glare, to Jai Singh II's apparent devotion to Lord Shiva (whose favorite color is reputedly terra cotta).” On its streets you see women in their brilliant read and orange head coverings and sweeping skirts, and men in their equally vivid turbans and upturned moustaches. Jaipur is also a city of polo which is played on horseback, elephants and at times on bicycles! In the evening visit Chokhi Dhani, a ethnic village resort to enjoy traditional Rajasthani dinner. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: JAIPUR
Morning after breakfast proceed full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur with our GITD guide visit Amber Fort which is famous for 17th century air-conditioning system and Rajputana architecture. Enjoy Elephant Ride while going up to the fort, visit the enchantingly beautiful City Palace, a fine blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, now housing a museum containing rare armories, manuscripts, and paintings. Later, photostop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the landmark architecture of Jaipur built of pink sandstone. You will also visit the Jantar Mantar, an Astronomical observatory built by maharaja Jai Singh in 1728. Overnight at Jaipur.

Day 05: JAIPUR - AGRA (265 kms - 05 hrs)
Morning after breakfast check out from Jaipur Hotel, later drive to Agra en route visit Fatehpur Sikri which is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor at its height. Though the city is in ruins, it is a place to visit if one comes to Agra. Later continue your drive to Agra. Upon arrival check into the hotel to rest. Evening free for shopping and personal activities or you have option to go for Mohhabat the Taj show (Optional - Per person ticket cost INR 1000.00)
Mohabbat the Taj Show: The Sanskritik Natyashala presents ‘Mohabbat-the-Taj’ – a series of play depicting the saga of love. The true and immortal love of Shajahan for Mumtaj Mahal- his beautiful wife; the lavish lifestyle of Mughal era. Return back to the hotel after the visit. Overnight at Agra.

Day 06: AGRA - GWALIOR (150 kms - 3 hrs)
Morning after breakfast visit to the Agra Fort has been arranged. The Agra Fort’s construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1565 when he was just 23 years of age. Within the fort are several fascinating buildings – the Pearl Mosque built of marble, the Hall of Public Audiences, the Hall of Private Audiences where the famous "peacock throne" was kept, the Octagonal Tower, the Jehangir Palace built by Akbar for his son Jehangir and the Khas Mahal, a beautiful white marble structure used as a private palace. visit Taj Mahal of India - "the epitome of love", "a monument of immeasurable beauty". Standing majestically on the banks of River Yamuna, Taj Mahal is synonymous with love and romance. It is believed that the name "Taj Mahal" was derived from the name of Shah Jahan wife Mumtaz Mahal and means "Crown Palace". The purity of the white marble, the exquisite ornamentation, precious gemstones used and its picturesque location, all make Taj Mahal travel gain a place amongst the most popular ones. However, unless and until, one knows the love story behind the Tajmahal of India, it will come up as just a beautiful building. But, the love behind this outstanding monument is what has given a life to this monument. Overnight at Agra. Note: Taj Mahal is closed for public on Friday
In the later half drive to Gwalior (02 hrs drive) & on arrival check into hotel. Steeped in the splendour of its past, the ancient capital of Gwalior has yet made a successful transition into a modern Indian city, vibrant and bustling. A multitude of reigning dynasties, of the great Rajput clans of the Pratiharas, Kacchwahas and Tomars have left indelible etchings of their rule in this city of palaces, temples and monuments.
Late afternoon visit the Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal (today an archaeological museum), the Gwalior Fort, temples of Sas – Bahu, Teli Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad and the Mausoleum of Tansen.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: GWALIOR - KHAJURAHO
In the morning after breakfast proceed (06 hrs drive) to Khajuraho enroute visit Orchha.
Orchha: Orchha was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput , Rudra Pratap, who chose this stretch of land along the Betwa river as an ideal site for his capital. Of the succeeding rulers, the most notable was Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo who built the exquisite Jehangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatris. From here the view of soaring temple spires and cenotaphs is spectacular.
Complementing the noble proportions of their exteriors and interiors which represent the finest flowering of the Bundela school of painting. In the Laxminarayan Temple and Raj Mahal, vibrant murals encompassing a variety of religious and secular themes, bring the walls and ceilings to rich life. Post Lunch drive to Khajuraho (04 hrs drive), check into hotel. Overnight at Khajuraho.
Khajuraho: In the temple architecture of India, the Khajuraho complex remains unique. One thousand years ago, under the generous and artistic patronage of the Chandela Rajput kings of Central India, 85 temples, magnificent in form and richly carved, came up on one site, near the village of Khajuraho. The amazingly short span of 100 years, from 950 AD - 1050 AD, saw the completion of all the temples, in an inspired burst of creativity. Today, of the original 85, only 22 have survived the ravages of time; these remain as a collective paean to life, to joy and to creativity; to the ultimate fusion of man with his creator.

Day 08: KHAJURAHO - Fullday Sihgtseeing
In the morning after breakfast move out for half day city tour to Eastern & Western temples. In the temple architecture of India, the Khajuraho complex remains unique. One thousand years ago, under the generous and artistic patronage of the Chandela Rajput kings of Central India, 85 temples, magnificent in form and richly carved, came up on one site, near the village of Khajuraho. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: KHAJURAHO - BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK
Morning after breakfast drive (04 hrs) straight to Bandhavgarh and on arrival check-in your luxury tent / hotel. This is a small National Park; compact, yet full of game. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India.  It is not only the Tiger sightings here, but the natural and archaeological splendor that awaits a visitor which is totally unexpected, and beyond imagination. One can also see the white tigers here. Overnight at tent / hotel.

Day 10: BANDHAVGARH
Early in the morning visit the national park on the elephant's and Jeep Safari to see the tigers. After comeback to Hotel for have hot lunch, afternoon start another Jeep Safari/Canter Safari in side the Jungle, after complete your jungle activities back to Hotel. Overnight at tent / hotel.

Day 11: BANDHAVGARH - VARANASI
Morning after breakfast transfer to the Umaria railway station to board on train for Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi Railway Station, Meeting & assistance on arrival & transfer to hotel.
Varanasi– Hindus holiest city and one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi was already old when Rome was founded, a flourishing trade centre when the Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his first sermon. It was a city of great wealth and religious important when the Chinese travelers Hiuen Tsang visited in the 7th century. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: VARANASI
Enjoy early morning Boat Ride on the Ganges. Return to hotel for breakfast. See the cultural and religious face of Varanasi on your tour as you visit its famous temples such as Vishwanath temple, Annapurna temple, Bharat Mata temple etc. After noon proceed for the visit of Sarnath the very place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Overnight at Varanasi.

Day 13: VARANASI - ALLAHABAD
Morning after breakfast leave (03 hrs drive) for Allahabad, upon arrival check in to hotel. Allahabad: An ancient and one of the holiest city since it is here that the river Ganga and Yamuna meet at the Triveni Sangan (triple stream confluence) along with the invisible river Saraswati. Its University is one of the oldest in the country like the Allahabad High Court. Emperor Akbar built a fort here in 1575. Inside the fort is Ashoka’s pillar, 11 metres in height, with famous edicts inscribed on it.
Evening visit the Museum, Khusru Bagh, Ananad Bhawan (Residence of India's first prime minister Late Pandit Jawahar Lal Neharu), Swaraj bhawan & Jawahar planetarium. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14: ALLAHABAD - LUCKNOW
Morning after breakfast leave (05 hrs drive) for Lucknow & upon arrival check into hotel. Lucknow city is popularly known as the 'the city of Nawabs'. Situated on the banks of the river Gomti, it dates back to the time of the Suryavanshi dynasty. Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, was founded by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula. In the old times, it served as the capital of the nawabs of Awadh and it is one of the reasons why it is also called as the city of the Nawabs. The era of the Nawabs bestowed Lucknow with the courteous culture as well as mouthwatering delicacies for which it is famous today. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15: LUCKNOW - DELHI
Today morning after breakfast proceed to half day city tour of Lucknow, Visit the great Imambara, Jama Masjid, Picture Gallery, The Clock Tower, Roomi Darwaza, Residency and Dilkusha Palace.
Later check out from the hotel. Evening transfer to railway station to board on Overnight train for Delhi.

Day 16: DELHI - Departure
Arrival transfer from Delhi Railway Station to drop at Delhi Airport to connect flight for own destination..