Day 01: Arrive Delhi
You will be greeted on arrival at Delhi International airport by ITS representative, you will be transferred to your prebooked hotel in Delhi, a brief on your tour by our representative & exchanging of tour documents, relax & overnight in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel & start your sight seeing tour of Delhi at 1000 hrs, visit old Delhi covering the magnificent Red Fort, Jama Mosque, Chandni Chowk & Raj Ghat – the memoir of Mahatma Gandhi – Father of Nation. Enjoy rickshaw ride in Old Delhi an amusing experience. Afternoon take a sight seeing tour to cover New Delhi visiting The President House, India Gate, Humayuns Tomb & Qutub Minar. Evening visit the Lotus Shaped Bahai Temple & the famous Temple of Laxmi Narayan. Evening is kept free to explore the markets of Delhi if you wish too, otherwise relax at the hotel & overnight in Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi – Varanasi (By air at 1040 hrs / arr at 1150 hrs)
After breakfast early morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Varanasi at 1040 hrs, assistance on arrival in Varanasi at 1150 hrs, transfer to hotel. Get fresh quick to start the tour of Varanasi visiting Saranath – to see the Chaukhandi Stupa, Ashok Pillar, Dhamek Stupa, Dharamika Stupa, Dhamek Stupa, Archaeological Museum also visit the deer park and Bodhi Tree where Lord Buddha perched his First Sermon. Later in the day visit the temples of Varanasi – the Golden Temple dedicated to lord Shiva, the Durga temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. Interestingly the Durga Temple is also known as the Monkey Temple due to the large number of monkeys found in the Temple complex. Evening you will enjoy unforgetfull tour of the holy River Ganges and see the various Ghats with people ritually cleansing their sins. While on the boat you will also see the cremation ceremonies of dead bodies as per Hindi Rituals. Later drive back to hotel for overnight.
Day 04: Varanasi – Khajuraho (By air at 1220 hrs / arr at 1300 hrs)
Early morning a tour of River Ganges on the Boat to see the morning rituals at the time of sunrise a different sight from last evening, you will see people offering water to Sun God & taking dip in the holy waters of River Ganges. After breakfast checkout & transfer to airport t board the flight for Khajuraho at 1220 hrs, assistance on arrival in Khajuraho at 1300 hrs, transfer to your prebooked hotel in the town of Erotic Temples. After freshen up take a sight seeing tour of Khajuraho visiting Archeological Museum, Temple of Adinath, Eastern Group of Temples & in the evening visit Western Group of Temples where you can enjoy the sound & light show over here. Relax & overnight in Khajuraho.
Day 05: Khajuraho – Orchha – Jhansi (178 kms – 3 to 4 hrs) – Agra (By Superfast train at 1740 hrs / arr at 2000 hrs)
Morning after breakfast if you like to visit the temple town you can do so as you have a lot of time today, checkout leisurely & drive for 3 hrs to Orchha – On arrival visit Raj Mahal or King’s Palace was built by King Madhukar Shah, a contemporary of Emperor Akbar. Jehangir Mahal was built by Raja Bir Singh Jo Deo in 1606 to felicitate the visit of Mughal Emperor Jehangir. History says that Rai Praveen Mahal was built by King Indra Mani, Other monuments include Raja Ram Temple, Chaturbhuj and Laxmi Narayan temples. Later transfer to railway station to board the superfast train for Agra at 1740 hrs, assistance on arrival in Agra at 2000 hrs, transfer to your prebooked hotel. Relax & overnight in Agra.
Day 06: Agra
After breakfast get ready to see the 7th wonder of the World – The Great Taj Mahal built by Mughal Icon Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Queen Mumtaz. After admiring the Taj Mahal you will proceed to Agra Fort & visit its Chambers of Kings, Common Man, the prisons & also enjoy a panoramic view of the Taj Mahal from here. Later drive to Ittamuddaulahs Tomb which is also referred as mini Taj for its superb marble inlay works gifted by Mughal King Jehangir to his wife in honour of her Parents. Evening visit the Tomb of the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar at Sikandra & rest of evening is kept free to walk in the markets of Agra & exploring the skills of artisan at the Handicraft factories. Relax & overnight in Agra.
Day 07: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Bharatpur – Jaipur (230 kms – 5 hrs)
Scheduled breakfast at the hotel at 0830 hrs, checkout & drive to capital city of Rajasthan – Jaipur for 5 to 6 or 7 hrs including the time of sight seeing. Enroute visiting the city of Fatehpur Sikri built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar but later shifted to Delhi due to scarcity of water in Fatehpur Sikri the most importance places to see in Fatehpur Sikri is Bulund Darwaza, Panch Mahal, & Shrine of Shaikh Salim Chisti. Later continue to Jaipur enroute visiting & enjoying bicycle rides in the National Park of Keoladeo very famous for housing more than 385 species of migratory birds, later we will drive to Jaipur, on arrival transfer to hotel. Day is free for relaxing & seeing the pictures of Taj Mahal captured on your camera. Start your evening tour by visiting Temple of Goddess Galta also known as valleys of Monkey due to large monkeys found in the premises of Temple, drive pass through Rani Sati Gardens & visit the pure white Temple of Birlas, evening you will be driven to an ethnic resort to enjoy traditional Rajasthani cuisine with live folk dance & music – a different experience & a chance to see the locals gathering at the venue for enjoyment. Drive back to your hotel for overnight in Jaipur.
Day 08: Jaipur
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel & start your sight seeing tour of Jaipur by 0900 hrs, drive 11 kms out of the city to reach the Fort of Amber, over here you have choice of reaching the fort on Elephant Back or by open jeeps, though elephant ride is recommended because the Kings at there time use to travel on Elephant back & will give you the same feeling of the golden era visit the Amer Fort & Palace & several chambers & ancient temples in the premises of the fort. After this wonderful experience, we will drive back to the city of Jaipur to continue our sight seeing tour comprising of City Palace Complex, Hawa Mahal – the Palace on winds specially made in the honour of Royal Ladies of the bygone era to watch the processions & other festivals from here without being seen from the eyes of the local crowd. Later visit the Royal Observatory & take a peep into the markets of Jaipur known for the superior quality of Handicrafts, Arts, Gems & Jewellery. Rest of the day is kept free for individual activities, relax & overnight at the hotel in Jaipur.
Day 09: Jaipur – Delhi (259 kms – 5 hrs) – Amritsar (By Train at 1630 hrs / arr at 2200 hrs)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, checkout & drive to Delhi to board the train for Amritsar, on arrival time free in Delhi for lunch, later transfer to Railway station to board the fully air-conditioned superfast train for Amritsar at 1630 hrs, snacks will be served on board the train. Assistance on arrival in Amritsar at 2200 hrs, transfer to hotel, relax & overnight in Amritsar.
Day 10: Amritsar
After breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Amritsar visit the famous Landmark for which Amritsar is famous for – The Golden Temple – the place for Sikh Pilgrimage in India. After visiting the Golden Temple visit the Temple of Durga, Jalian Wala Bagh Memorial raised in the honour of innocent people who were killed by the British at the time of British rule in India. Evening take an excursion tour to Wagah Border to see the closing ceremony of Indian Borders with Pakistan. Relax & overnight in Amritsar.
Day 08: Amritsar – Dharamshala (200 kms – 5 hrs)
After scheduled breakfast leave for Dharamshala – the Head Quarters of Tibetans Monks in India. On arrival transfer to your prebooked hotel prefereably over looking the Himalayan peaks. Evening is free to visit the Tibetan Markets, overnight in Dharamshala.
Day 09: Dharamshala
After breakfast at the hotel take a sight seeing tour of Dharamshala visiting the Palace of Dalai Lama – the head of Tibetans Monk taken refuge in India, visit the Tibetan Monasteries, Upper Dharamshala, & the markets. Also visit Mcleodganj, Tibetan Medical & Astro Institute, Bhagsunath, St. John’s Church, Kunal Pathri, Dal Lake and War Memorial. Evening free to relax, overnight in Dharamshala.
Day 13: Nalagarh – Chandigarh – Delhi (250 kms – 5 hrs)
Day 10: Dharamshala – Nalagarh (200 kms – 4 to 5 hrs)
Day 11: Nalagarh – Delhi (250 kms – 5 to 6 hrs) – Back home
After breakfast checkout & drive to Delhi, time free in Delhi for personal activities, later transfer to International airport to board the flight back home.