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Experience North India Tour

Country: India
City: Delhi
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: Visiting Parks
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival  Delhi
Assistance on arrival at Delhi International airport followed by pick up and drop to yhe hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi - Jaipur 
Distance: 258 Kms

After breakfast drive to Jaipur. On arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon free. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Jaipur
After breakfast enjoy an excursion to Amber Fort including an elephant ride. The Fort was originally built in the 16th century by Maharaja Man Singh. It encloses within it superb palaces and a beautiful temple in marble dedicated to the fearsome Goddess Kali. In the afternoon, visit the City Palace Museum which contains elaborate wardrobes, magnificent armory and intricate carved weapons. Close by is the Observatory built in 1728 by Jai Singh II.Also admire the Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace), from where the palace women could watch the activities of the big bazaar below, without being observed. A must–do in Jaipur is shopping – jewellery, handicrafts, clothes and the famous lakh bangles. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Jaipur - Agra
Distance 240 Kms

After breakfast leave for Agra, the City of the Taj. Visit Fatehpur Sikri en route. A World Heritage site, Akbar built this to pay tribute to the great Sufi saint, Salim Chisti, for his blessings to the King. The Panch Mahal or the 'palace of five storeys' and the Buland Darwaza, a massive gate which provides entrance to the complex are among the finest specimens of Mogul architecture. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, visit the Taj Mahal at sunset, the most extravagant monument ever built for love. The Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar is another attractive monument with the maze of courtyards, mosques and the private chambers of the Fort. Amongst other monuments are the Itmad-ud-Daulah or the 'Baby Taj', a smaller and quieter replica of the Taj. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 05: Agra –Jhansi (By Train) Jhansi-Orchha - Khajuraho 
Distance: Jhansi - Khajuraho 197 Kms

Morning board a train to Jhansi. Meeting assistance on arrival & drive to Khajuraho - Enroute visit Orchha. After visit continue drive to Khajuraho. Khajuraho is known the world over for its temples, sex, architecture and sculpture. The construction of these Temples are thousand-year old took a little over two centuries, in terms of architecture of these temples, they form the high peak of the north Indian 'nagara' style. Of the 85 temples believed to have been built between the 9th and 12th centuries only 20 have survived, many in splendid condition, others having given way to the ravages of time Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Khajuraho
Early morning excursion to Panna National Park by jeep, 32 km away and a mere 30 minutes drive from Khajuraho, spreads along the river Ken. The Jungles today harbour many species of wildlife. The tiger can be glimpsed here, with other rare species such as the leopard, wolf and gharial. Herds of bluebull, chinkara and sambar are a common sight. In the afternoon return to Khajuraho & visit visit Eastern & Western group of temples. The world famous Khajuraho temples were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunset Yogini Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, The Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples. Visit the Eastern group of temples that consist of the Parasvanath Temple - the only Jain Temple surviving at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum, the Javeri Temple dedicated to Vishnu. The other temples in this group are those dedicated to Brahma, Yamuna and Adinath. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Khajuraho – Delhi (Flight)Departure
After brekfast, morning is free, afternoon transfer to the Khajuraho airport to connect fight for Delhi. Upon arrival at Delli airport connect flight for onwards journey.

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