Rajasthan: Temples, Taj & Tigers

Bhandavgarh National Park

Destinations: Delhi (2) – Varanasi (1) – Khajuraho (1) – Bhandhavgarh National Park (2) – Overnight Train (1) – Agra (1) – Jaipur (2) – Delhi
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Meet and assist on arrival and transfer to your Hotel. In afternoon visit Akshardham temple ‑ the beautiful Mandir constructed  without used single steel, consists of 23 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quadrangle Shikhars.

Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing

Breakfast at hotel; today we enjoy a full day of sightseeing starting in Old Delhi where we see the Red Fort before walking through the busiest market Chandni Chowk. Afterwards we continue to India`s largest mosque, Jama Masjid.

We also have a quick photo stop at India Gate, a memorial to the Indian servicemen who died in World War I, and drive by the Rashtrapati Bhavan (formerly the viceroy`s residence) and Parliament House.

This afternoon we visit Gandhi Smritiand also visit the 12th‑century Qutab Minar.

Day 03:  Delhi – Varanasi (By Flight)

After breakfast in the hotel transfer to Delhi airport to board your flight to Varanasi.

On arrival at Varanasi, transfer to the hotel. Visit the Buddhist sites at Sarnath and enjoy a rickshaw ride to the Ghats of the River Ganges to witness the Pooja ceremony of Ganga Aarti.

Day 04: Varanasi – Khajuraho (By Flight)

Take an early morning boat ride on the River Ganges and enjoy a tour of the city before returning to our hotel for breakfast.

Fly to Khajuraho;enjoy a cultural dancing show this evening (on direct payment basis).

Day 05: Khajuraho – Bhandhavgarh (By Drive 250 KMS / 4-5 Hrs.)

Breakfast in the hotel followed by half day tour of the Western Temples. Drive from Khajuraho to Bandhavgarh National Park (250km, 4 to 5 hours).

Day 06: Bhandhavgarh National Park

Breakfast in the hotel; Morning Enjoy Game safari in Park

Day 07: Bhandhavgarh – Agra (By Train)

Breakfast in the hotel;  enjoy another morning Game Safari in Park

In the afternoon drive to Katni Railway Station (60km, 90 mins) then overnight train to Agra – ‘Mahakaushal Express’ (depart at 19.25 Hrs., arrive 0815 Hrs (+01) the next day).

Day 08:  Agra

Arrival at Agra Railway station, transfer to the hotel. In afternoon visit Agra fort.

Day 09:  Agra – Jaipur (By Drive 240 KMS / 4-5 Hrs.)

This morning we rise early to view the Taj Mahal in at time of the sun is rising. After a couple of hours spend in Taj Mahal, we return to our hotel for breakfast and a chance to freshen up.

After breakfast we drive to Jaipur. Stopping at the ‘ghost city’ of FatehpurSikri built in 1569 by Emperor Akbar en‑route.  Later on drive to Jaipur (240km, 4 to 5 hrs).

Upon arrival we check in to our hotel before we enjoy some shopping at the local market ChotiChoper, located inside the old city, where villagers from around Jaipur come to sell and trade their produce

Day 10: Jaipur

Today we start with a brief photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), en route to Amer Fort, or `Amber Fort`After we arrive at the base of Amer Fort we board our jeep for a ride all the way up to the entrance of Amer Fort.. Later on visit the Maharaja`s City Palace, next to city situated is the JantarMantar.

Day 11: Jaipur – Delhi

After breakfast fly to Delhi and connect flight for onward Journeys.

 

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