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ETERNAL INDIA

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The glory of Mughals is still alive in both art and architecture. The temples and mosques are a part of daily life, holy rivers are worshiped and erotic temples are adored. It is the harmony of Hindu - Muslim culture which makes the history of this Gangetic belt so rich & vibrant. Truly an enlightening journey and an unmissible experience.

DAY 01 DELHI
Arrive Delhi in the midnight from your home country. Garland welcome, assistance and transfer to the pre-booked hotel for overnight.

City Palace in Jaipur
DAY 02 DELHI - JAIPUR
Morning after breakfast drive to the "Pink City" of Rajasthan - Jaipur (about 260kms/06hrs). Arrive Jaipur, built in 1727, was the dream of the brilliant ruler Jai Singh. It has retained its reputation as one of the formost cities in India planned and executed in a manner that draws accolades from modern town planners. Jaipur is known as the pink city, because many buildings are still washed pink, the traditional colour of welcome, which was originally introduced to honor the visit of the Prince Albert in 1856.
Evening stroll around the colourful bazaars. O/n Hotel.

DAY 03 JAIPUR
Morning after breakfast we drive to nearby Amber, ascending by elephant to see the 16th century hilltop fortress - Palace and its richly decorated apartments. Ascend to the ancient Rajput capital of Amber, this fort palace was begun by Raja Man Singh and used by the Rajputs as their stronghold until Sawai Jai Singh II moved to the newly created Jaipur. You will visit the palace and its many intricate chambers and hallways, which has breathtaking views of the Jal Mahal (Water palace) below. In the afternoon we visit City Palace, still inhabited by Jai Singh's descendants is a superb fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture. A city within a city, it includes the Govind Deo Temple, the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory and the Maharaja's museum with his personal collection of weaponry, miniature paintings, royal attire and jewellery. On the periphery of the Palace stands the Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, an elaborate pink sandstone façade behind which the ladies of the court used to watch the daily goings on in the street below. O/n Hotel.

DAY 04 JAIPUR - AGRA
After an early breakfast drive to Agra (about 235kms/06hrs) to Taj city - Agra. Enroute visit the ghost city of Mughals - Fathepur Sikri. O/n Hotel.

DAY 05 AGRA - LUCKNOW
Morning after breakfast visit India's most celebrated monument the Taj Mahal, built as a monument of eternal love by Shah Jahan to the bride Mumtaz, the Taj Mahal looks amazingly graveful from almost any angle. It was built over a period of 20 years by 20,000 laborers and craftsmen and displays superb craftsmanship. The close up details of the Taj Mahal is as exquisite as the overall architectural design, with semi-precious stones and beautiful patterns covering the marble surface. RED Fort, Akbar began Agra Fort in 1565, with additions of the citadel being made through to the time of Akbar's grandson, Shah Jahan (Kind of the World). The forts have fine views of the Taj across the River Yamuna, and consists of Deewani - Aam(hall of public ordnances) and Deewan- Khass (the hall of Private ordnances), it also has a nice grape garden, beautiful fountain ways. Evening, overnight express train to Lucknow at 17.25hrs. O/n Train.

DAY 06 LUCKNOW
Arrive Lucknow at 08.55hrs, transfer to the hotel. The creator of Lucknow as it is today was Nawab Asf ud Daula. The city became known as a centre for Urdu poetry and courtly diction, and reached its acme during the reign of Wajid Ali Shah who was a connoisseur of music and poetry. Afternoon visit to Bara Imambara, built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in 1784 and is one of the architectural highlights of the era. Visit Hussaianbad Imambara - the structure houses the tombs of Muhammad Ali Shah, its builder, and of his mother. Visit also Clock Tower, Jami Masjid, Residency. O/n Hotel.
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DAY 07 LUCKNOW - VARANASI
Early morning transfer to railway station to board JanShatabdi Express train to Varanasi at 06.50 - 12.05hrs. Is one of the oldest living cities in the world and the ultimate pilgrimage for Hindus, who believe that to die in the city is to attain instant salvation. Upon arrival transfer to hotel, afternoon visit to Tulsi Manas Temple, Durga Temple, Great Mosque of Aurangzeb and Benaras Hindu University. Rest of the day free to relax. O/n Hotel.

VaranasiDAY 08 VARANASI
Morning after breakfast we will make a short drive to visit Sarnath, dedicated to Lord Buddha with beautiful museum and temple compound. Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. O/n Hotel.

DAY 09 VARANASI - KHAJURAHO
Morning boat ride on Ganges, one of the most spectacular sights, see holy sadhus meditating and dipping in Ganges, at sunrise. Afternoon fly to Khajuraho at 1555 - 1635hrs (only on Mon/Wed/Fri), upon arrival transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free to relax. O/n Hotel.

DAY 10 KHAJURAHO
Morning after breakfast visit the eastern group of temples, consisting of the parasvanath temple and temples dedicated to Brahma, Yamuna, Adinath. Afternoon visit the western group of Temples. The architectural style of the Khajuraho temples is very different from the temple prototype of that period. Each stands, instead of within the customary enclosure, on a high masonry platform. Combined with the upward direction of the structure, which is further accentuated by vertical projections, the total effect is one of grace and lightness, reminiscent of the Himalayan peaks. Each of the chief compartments has its own roof, grouped in such a way that the highest is in the centre, the lowest over the portico, a triumph of skill and imagination in recreating the rising peaks of a range. O/n Hotel.

DAY 11 KHAJURAHO - GWALIOR
Morning after breakfast drive about 05hrs/275kms) to Gwalior. Enroute visit Jehangir Mahal Palace & Raj Mahal Palace at Orcha. Rest of the day free to relax. O/n Hotel.

DAY 12 GWALIOR - DELHI
Morning after breakfast visit 03kms long Fort which standing on a steep mass of sandstone. Gujri Mahal and Jai Vilas Palace. Everning train to Delhi at 19.00 - 22.50 hrs. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. O/n Hotel.

DAY 13 DELHI
Perhaps there is no other capital city in the world so steeped in history and legend as the Indian capital, Delhi. It was the magnet that drew the Mongols, Turks, Persians, Afghans, Mughals and Finally the British. All of whom contributed to its glorious but turbulent history. The fascination with Delhi was such that even though it was abandoned many times, its rulers returned to it again and again rebuilding it at least seven times.

Morning after breakfast visit Old Delhi Tour to Shah Jahan founded the city of Shahjanabad, now referred to as Old Delhi, in 1648. The famous Red Fort in the heart of Old Delhi was once the most opulent fort of the Mughal Empire and it boasts the Diwan-I-Am, Hall of Private Audience. Opposite the fort is the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in the world, built by Shah Jahan to dominate his city. Visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid Mosque & Humayuns tomb. Evening transfer to the international airport to board flight to your home country.

DAY 14 DELHI
Fly back to you home country.



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