Upon arrival in Delhi, our representative will meet in the arrivals hall with a sign of your name. He will welcome you with a garland of flowers and take a photo, with your permission, to send it to his family and / or the agent.
You will then be taken to the hotel in a private car. Upon arrival at the hotel, he will perform check-in formalities and explain the contents of your trip in details, schedules, directions of our offices in each city of visit.
DELHI: the modern capital of India is also an ancient city whose origins are lost in the legend. Hundreds of monuments adorn it, with its carved and millenary history. From this city numerous Hindu and Muslim dynasties, including the Mughals, ruled India. No less than 7 successive cities existed here before the arrival of the British, who would create, at the hands of Sir Edwin Lutyens, their dream capital.
Breakfast at Hotel: Start to visit Chandni Chowk, once imperial avenue that the Shah Jahan enjoyed riding, and from there, through the alleyways of old Delhi, you will go to the Jama Masyid mosque, one of the largest mosques in India, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the seventeenth century.
Then we will visit Gandhi's tomb and drive through the New Delhi area to see the India Gate, the Presidential Palace and the parliament. Next, we will visit the temple of the Sikh religion and we will sit for 10 minutes in the prayer hall to observe the visitors and hear the prayer.
Later Visit to New Delhi will allow us to discover the Qutab Minar (s.XII), gracefully aflautado and totally carved by hand in its shaft; nearby is the Iron Column, which has attended impassively to the misfortunes of Time and is not even rusted after 1500 years of history.
Breakfast at Hotel: departure by road to Jaipur.
JAIPUR: The Pink City of Rajasthan. Jaipur is perhaps one of the most picturesque cities in the world. It was built according to the canons of Shilpa Shastra, the ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. Divided into seven rectangular sectors, with well-marked streets, right angles, its planning is a marvel of urbanism of the eighteenth century, when even in Europe there was a similar systematization. Surrounded by steep hills in three of its cardinal points, the city is guarded by a powerful fortified wall, with seven gates.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of the city of Jaipur, where you can admire the Albert Hall (Palace built by the Maharaja of Jaipur to commemorate the visit of King George of England) today become a museum, then visit the Birla temple of the Hindu religion.
Breakfast at hotel: excursion to Amber Fort, the old capital of the State until 1728. A unique experience: we will climb on elephant backs to reach the top of the hill on which the fort rises.
Next, panoramic tour of Jaipur (which takes its name from Maharajah Jai Singh, Prince and Astronomer, who designed and founded the city in 1727). We will know the astronomical observatory that the monarch himself built, equipped with instruments designed by himself, of considerable size, and whose accuracy is difficult to match even today. We will also visit the Maharaja's Palace, a former royal residence and today a museum of manuscripts, Rajput and Mughal paintings and weapons. We will drive through the residential and business areas of the "pink city", passing the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), one of the best known monuments of Jaipur.
Breakfast at hotel: departure to Agra visiting on the way the stepped well of Abhaneri and Fatehpur Sikri
ABHANERI - This is Chand Baori a famous stepped pit located in the village of Abhaneri near Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan. It is located in front of the Harshat Mata temple and is one of the largest and deepest in India. It was built in the ninth century and has 3300 steps, 13 levels and 100 feet deep
Rebuilt in the tenth century, Chand Baori's incredible stepped well was a practical solution to the water problem in this part of India, where the arid climate forced local inhabitants to dig deep for underground currents. According to a legend, the building was built by ghosts in a single night.
Next Visit including one of the most important monuments in the world, the Taj Mahal, a love song built by Emperor Shah Jehan in 1630 to serve as the mausoleum of his queen, Mumtaj Mahal. This architectural wonder is a proportionate masterpiece, entirely erected in white marble. Artisans from Persia, the Ottoman Empire, France and Italy were delayed, helped by 20,000 workers, 17 years to complete it (ATTENTION: THE TAJ MAHAL CLOSES ITS DOORS ON FRIDAY, MUSLIM FESTIVE DAY. you will visit Agra Fort, on the banks of the Yamuna River, in the heart of the city. It reflects the Indian architecture under three Mughal emperors: Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. Within the complex
They find some interesting structures, such as the Jehangiri Mahal, the Anguri Bagh, the Khas Mahal and the Moti Masjid mosque. Afterwards we will visit the Mother tersa ashram, free afternoon for personal activities.
Breakfast at hotel: transfer to the railway station to take the Shatabdi train to Jhansi destination.
Upon arrival, transfer by road to Orcha (16 kms). We will make a brief visit of the town.
The magnificence of Orcha has been trapped in the stone and frozen in time; a legacy rich in art and splendor. In this medieval city, the hand of time has softly touched palaces and temples built by the Bundela dynasty in the XVI-XVII centuries, of pristine perfection. Orcha was founded in the 16th century by the Rajput Bundela Chief Rudra Pratap, who chose this land language along the Betwa River as the ideal place to erect its capital.
We will continue by road to Khajuraho, 3 hours. Night in Khajuraho
After breakfast: Check out the hotel.
visit to the world-famous temples of Khajuraho, built by the Chandela kings between 950 and 1050 AD. The most important is the Chaunseth Yogini temple, dedicated to the goddess Kali. Also impressive are the Mahadev temple, the Chitragupta or Bharatji temple with its delicate Vishnu image of 11 heads, the Vishvanath and Nandi temples, the Lakshmana temple and the Visha temple dedicated to Shiva, which is the largest and most typical of all.
Afternoon flight for Varanasi:
Arrival and then you will visit the Bharat Mata temple with its large relief of India in marble and then visit the Ganges river to see the evening ceremony "Aarti".
At dawn you will take a boat tour of the Ganges, where we will contemplate the faithful along the ghats, purifying themselves and making their offerings. Next we will take a walk through the labyrinth of streets of the city, where the streets are a stage of life. Return to the hotel and breakfast.
Millions of pilgrims come here to purify themselves in the waters of the river, attend ancient rites, consult astrologers and expel negative Karma. You will walk in the narrow streets of the old case to see the depth of the Hindu religion in the daily life of the people. We will pass through the Durga temple, the Tulsi Manas Mandir.
Night in Varanasi.
Morning breakfast at hotel, Personal Activities then later at evening to Varanasi airport to catch the flight for delhi. Upon arrive delhi then transfer to hotel,
Night in Delhi.
Morning breakfast at hotel: personal activities then later transfer to IGI Airport.
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