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Glimpses of India Tour

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Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days

Destinations Covered: Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Orchha - Jhansi - Agra - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Bombay - Goa

Day 01: Arrival Delhi

Qutub Minar, Delhi Tour Packages

Arrive Delhi, meet and greet at the airport transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi

After breakfast proceed to sight seeing tour of New & Old Delhi. Visit Qutab Minar built in 11th century, India Gate, drive past through the government buildings, later visit Humayun Tomb & Raj Ghat. After lunch sight seeing continues to old Delhi covering Jama Masjid, Chandni chowk, the Old Delhi Bazars and Red fort, back to hotel Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Delhi - Varanasi

Morning transfer to airport to board flight to Varanasi. Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel. Evening visit Temples in Varanasi, very famous temples are Bharat Mata Temple and Vishwanath Temple. Varanasi is one of the oldest cities of the world with rich heritage of culture and tradition. Varanasi is India's most sacred city situated on the western bank of the holy river Ganges, its place for devotion and worship, with hundreds of temples and number of Ghats. Varanasi is famous for its temples and Evening Aarti ceremony on the banks of Ganges. It seems spiritually uplifting sight has a fascination uniquely and sublime beauty. over night at hotel.

Day 04 : Varanasi

Morning boat ride on River Ganges to observe the way of life and Ghats. Later excursion tour to Sarnath 10kms from Varanasi is one of the major tourists attractions for Buddhist tourists. Sarnath is the place where Budhha attained enlightenment and gave his first sermon. Visit to deer park and the museum and later back to Varanasi. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Varanasi - Khajuraho Erotic Sculpture on Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Khajuraho Tourism

After breakfast transfer to airport to board flight to Khajuraho. Arrive Khajuraho & transfer to hotel. Khajuraho is famous in world tourist map due to its magnificent temples. These temples built from 950 till 1050 AD by the Chandela rulers, the city drives its name from the Khajur (palm tree) Khajuraho temples are exotic temples which have devine sculpture a tribute to life. Mural painting reflects chandela period and based on a theme i.e. women, which reflect itself, it is a celebration of woman's different kinds of moods and facets. Most famous temples are Eastern Group of temples. Adinath Temple Dedicated to the Jain saint, Adinath. Parsvanth Temple, the largest Jain Temple, Ghantai temple, Hanuman Temple & Brahma Temple.

Western Group of temples like Chitragupta Temple, a three headed image of Brahma, Kandariya Mahadev the largest one, chausat Yogini temple, Lakshmana temple and Matangeshwara temple. Southern Group of Temples Dulah deo temple is the finest temple and also called as kunwar math & Chattarbhuj temple, now in ruins. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Khajuraho

After breakfast explore the Western and Eastern temples of khajuraho Your guide will explain you about the exotic murals of the temples intricate meaning and legends behind each describable sculpture. evening witness sound and light show. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Khajuraho - Orchha - Jhansi - Agra

Morning drive to Jhansi railway station enroute visit Orchha, In orchha visit the magnificient temples and monuments. Palaces you will see with finest flowering of the Bundela school of painting. Orchha was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput chieftain, Rudra Pratap, who chose this strip of land along the Betwa river as an ideal site for his capital. Continue your drive to Jhansi, board train to Agra. Arrive Agra and transfer to hotel.

Day 08: Agra - Jaipur

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur Holiday Vacations

Early morning visit to World famous monument of love is one among the seven wonders of the world. Taj Mahal is most extravagant expression of love built with the help of 20'000 laboured men for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife, Also visit Agra Fort - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. Later visit Eitmadullah's tomb built during 1622-1628 A.D. by Noorjahan in the memory of her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg. It is also known as Baby Taj Mahal. In time drive to Jaipur, enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri known as Ghost city built by Mughal emperor Akbar as his capital but due to shortage of water compelled him to move from Fatehpur Sikri. Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.

Day 09: Jaipur

After breakfast proceed to excursion tour to Amber Fort, situated on a ridge of Jaipur city. At the foot of the hill you will mount your elephant for the climb to main gate of Amer Fort. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years built by three rulers of Jaipur. Offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the ruling families and impact of Islamic influence in its architecture. Afternoon tour of the Pink City - will include City Palace, still home to the Maharaja now open to open to the public. Many antiques and arte facts belonging to the ruling family are housed here including artillery and arms. visit to the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and theopen-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Evening stroll through the colorful bazaars, Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Jaipur - Jodhpur

After breakfast drive to Jodhpur (290 kms) . Arrive & transfer to hotel. evening at leisure. Over night at hotel. Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459 A.D. Jodhpur is famous for its architectural splendors like the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort, beautiful palaces and temples, exquisite handicrafts, colorful festivals and folk dances of Jodhpur.

Day 11: Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur Holiday Vacations

After a relaxed breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur.

Day 12: Jodhpur - Udaipur

After breakfast drive to Udaipur enroute visit Ranakpur temples. Ranakpur temples are largest and very famous Jain temples. The Ranakpur Jain Temple was built during the reign of the liberal and gifted Rajput monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century Later proceed to visit Kumbhalgarh fort 30 km northeast of Ranakpur and it is one of the most important fort in Mewar region historically as well. Arrive and check in to hotel, overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Udaipur

After breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour. Udaipur, built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh, the city has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari ( Queen's resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir ( Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Evening at leisure.Night stay in Udaipur.

Day 14 : Udaipur - Bombay

After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Bombay. Arrive Bombay & transfer to hotel. Bombay The capital city of Maharastra is known for as a host of cultural, religious and Centre of Indian Cinemas besides other interesting sites that are worth visiting for the tourists. Prince of Wales Museum, one of the best museums in the country, has the art, sculpture, old firearms, and rare coins and a priceless collection of miniature paintings on display. , Gateway of India a monument built in 1911to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar. Crowford Market, Marine drive Hanging Gardens and Kamla Nehru Park. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15: Bombay - Goa

After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Goa. Arrive Goa & transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Goa.

Day 16: Goa

Goa Beach Holiday Vacations

After breakfast, proceed on a half day sightseeing tour of Goa, Visit Mayem Lake, Mulgaon Temples, Mapsua City, Vagatore Beach, Anjuana Beach, Calangute Beach, Fort Aguada. Overnight at hotel in Goa.

Day 17: Goa

Day at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Goa.

Day 18: Goa - Delhi

After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight to Delhi or Bom. In time transfer to International airport to connect flight to onward destination. End of Tour.