Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive in Delhi , meet and greet at the airport by our representative and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 02 : Delhi
Morning tour of historic city of Old Delhi to include magnificent Red Fort, The Jama Masjid , India`s largest mosque, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandani Chowk . Afternoon sightseeing in New Delhi to include Humayun`s Tomb, Bhai Temple , Qutab Minar , India gate and Government buildings . Overnight at hotel
Day 03 : Delhi – Nawalgarh
Morning after breakfast drive to Nawalgarh. Upon arrival check in at the hotel.
Afternoon, proceed to visit the earliest surviving examples of the Shekhawati Frescoes date back to 1750. Majority of the frescoes have been executed on the Haveli's (Mansions), cenotaphs, walls, forts and temples. Tour includes Chokhani, Saraf and Ladia Haveli's. Later, visit local villages to see more examples of frescoes and Rajasthani village life. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04 : Nawalgarh - Jaipur
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur. On arrivel check in at hotel rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel
Day 05 : Jaipur
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned Elephant for the climb to the main gate. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
Afternoon tour of the Pink City – will include City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here. Also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds",( drive past / photo stop ) and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 06 : Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri . Fatehpur Sikri designed by Akbar as his capital , was lived in for only a very few years . It is beautiful architectural city built of Red sandstone . Evening arrive in Agra . Overnight at hotel
Day 07 : Agra
Morning sightseeing in Agra . Visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shahjahan in 1648 in memory of his Queen Mumtaj Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 years to complete this 'Love poem in Marble'. ( Taj Mahal remain closed on all Fridays ) Later visit the Agra Fort containing the halls private and public audiences and other palaces itimad-ud-Daulah is an exquisite tomb built by Noor Jahan for her father Mirz Ghiyas Beg. In many ways this tomb foreshadows the Taj Mahal and was the first construction in India which marble inlay work was so beautifully and extensively used . Also visit marble cutting center and bazaar .
Afternoon free time for shopping . Overnight at hotel
Day 08 : Agra - Jhansi (By Train)- Orchha
Morning transfer to railway station intime to connect Shatabdi express to Jhansi ( 0815-1025 hours ) . On arrival drive to Orchha .
Orchha - walk by the century old temples and forts, each with its own poignant history, and rest amidst the beauty of the ruins. Amongst the various imposing edifices, of particular interest are the Jehangiri Mahal, built by Raja Bir Singh Deo to commemorate the visit of Moghul Emperor Jehangir, the Raj Mahal and the Laxmi Narayan temple, both noted for their fine frescoes and mural . Overnight at hotel
Day 09 : Orcha - Khajuraho
Morning after breakfast drive to Khajuraho , Upon arrival check in hotel .
Afternoon visit the most important and fascinating western group of temples. The temples of Khajuraho have been declared a 'world heritage' site by UNESCO in order to preserve the rich legacy of architecture, bequeathed to future generations by the Kings of the Chandela dynasty. These temples are famous for their intricate sculptures and erotic carvings that are one of the outstanding achievements of Indian art . Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Khajuraho – Varanasi (By Flight)
Morning at leisure , Afternoon transfer to fly to Varanasi ( 1355 Hrs - 1445 Hrs ), on arrival transfer to hotel . Overnight at hotel
Day 11 : Varanasi
This morning an early start for a dawn boat cruise on the Ganges river . Ritual is a very important aspect of Hinduism and there is no better place to observe it than at the Ganges. You will view the thread ceremony, head shaving and food being offered to the departing souls.Afternoon excursion to Sarnath ( 9 kms ) an important pilgrimage centre for Buddhist . This is where the Buddha preached his first sermon after getting enlightenment . The city is famous for its magnificent stupas , monasteries and temples . Overnight at hotel
Day 12 : Varanasi – Kolkata (By Flight)
Morning at leisure , later transfer to airport to connect flight to Kolkata ( 1425 - 1540 hrs ) , meet upon arrival transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 : Kolkata
After breakfast proceed for city tour of Kolkata, once the capital of the British Empire. It still remains the cultural capital on India with a strong tradition in literature and fine arts. It is also the gateway to the beautiful North Eastern state of India, where the visitor can only gaze in wonder at their pristine beauty. They city tour include visit Fort William, Victoria Memorial, the Indian museum, St Paul`s Cathedral, Birla Planetarium and the Botanical Gardens. (Indian museum closed on Mondays) . Afternoon visit Mother House , Nirmal Sishu Bhawan . Overnight at hotel
Day 14 : Kolkata Departure
Morning transfer to airport for onward flight