Day 01: Arrival Delhi (India)
After your arrival in Delhi airport, a representative from Himalayan Glacier Trekking will pickup you up and transfer to your hotel. Relax in the rest hours of this day and also visit the traditional bazaars as well as historic and monumental sites in Delhi. Overnight at Delhi hotel.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi
After breakfast, we visit the historic monuments of Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate, Parliament House, Birla Temple, and Raj Ghat. Visit to the majestic Red Fort or Lal Kila, the beautiful marvels covered in red sandstone. Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India that was built by Emperor Shah Jahan of the Taj Mahal fame. Rajghat - a memorial of Mahatama Gandhi. After exploring the Old Delhi monuments, we visit Rastrapati Bhawan (Presidential Palace), the India Gate a memorable monument built in the honor of Indian soldiers, and Qutub Minar one of the tallest towers in the world. Overnight at Delhi hotel.
Day 03: Fly Delhi to Varanasi, Varanasi Sightseeing
After taking our morning breakfast we fly to Varanasi (SG-116 Dep: 0935/Arr: 11:10). On arrival at Varanasi, transfer to hotel. Visit Sarnath at 9 kilometers from Varanasi. After gaining enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, Buddha came to Sarnath where he gave his first sermon at the Deer Park, thus setting in motion the Wheel of Dhamma. Similarly, Emperor Ashoka (c 304-232 BC) visited Sarnath around 234 BC, and erected a stupa here. Ashoka was a great warrior, but later spread Buddha's message of love and compassion. We return Varanasi to enjoy the evening religious practice of Arati. Our guide will also explain the meaning of the rituals and chants that take place during the Arati. Overnight at Varanasi.
Day 04: Varanasi to Khajuraho
We take our breakfast and fly to Khajuraho. On arrival at Khajuraho, check in to Hotel. Then we make a tour of the world renowned exotic temples of the Western, Eastern & Sothern Khajuraho. Besides the eroticism that the Temple is famous for, the Khajuraho Temples also celebrate womanhood and various aspects of feminine self. The carvings depict women in various chores of their daily life: from writing a letter, applying eye makeup, combing her tresses, dancing & playing with her child. In the evening, we enjoy the Sound & Light Show at the Western Temple Complex. Overnight at Khajuraho.
Day 05: Khajuraho to Orchha to Jhansi to Agra
After Breakfast drive to Orchha (190 km/3 hrs drive). The medieval town of Orchha was founded by Bundela rulers with Palaces and temples of the 16th and 17th century. An interesting feature of the town is that it is attractively flanked by the River Betwa. After making a sightseeing tour of Orcha, we proceed to Jhansi train station (17 Km/1/2 hrs drive approx) for Jhansi-Agra. (Taj Express/Dep: 1520/Arr: 18:47) On arrival Transfer to Hotel.Overnight at Agra.
Day 06: Agra Sightseeing
After taking the morning breakfast in hotel, we pay our visit to Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is the finest amalgam of love and architecture and of the great wonders of the world. We also visit Agra Fort, a large fortified strategic point of Mughal Empire. Started in 1565, it took eight years to complete its construction. Visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, also sometimes referred as the a "draft" of the Taj Mahal. Overnight at Agra Hotel.
Day 07: Drive Agra to Jaipur : 240 km/ 5 hrs
We start Agra Sightseeing tour after morning breakfast. Visit the Taj Mahal, a finest amalgam of love and architecture - one of the wonders of the world. We also visit Agra Fort, a large fortified strategic point of Mughal Empire. Then we further drive to Jaipur. En route, we visit Mughal Dynasty's Fatehpur Sikri with magnificent red sandstone building, built by the Moghal Emperor Akbar to commemorate Saint Salim Chisti, who blessed Akbar with three sons. Overnight at Jaipur Hotel.
Day 08: Jaipur Sightseeing
After morning breakfast, we make an excursion to the 16th century Amber fort. Also enjoy elephant ride at Amber Fort. The fort was built by Akbar's Rajput Commander, Raja Man Singh. Visit and shop at textile industry. Other attractions of Jaipur are the City Palace of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal or Wind Palace and Jantar Mantar or Observatory which was built by Raja Jai Singh. Also visit Laxmi Narayan Temple. Overnight at Jaipur Hotel.
Day 09: Jaipur to Puskar :146 Km/ 4 hrs
Morning drive to Puskar. Check in to Hotel. After taking our Lunch, we make a sightseeing tour of Puskar. Visit the Lord Brahma Temple which is enclosed by Pushkar Lake. Hindu pilgrims and devotees take a spiritual dip in the holy water of the Pushkar Lake. Overnight at Puskar Hotel.
Day 10: Pushkar to Jodhpur: 190 Km/ 3.5 hrs
Today, we drive to Jodhpur. On arrival at Jodhpur, check in to Hotel. Then we head for a sightseeing tour of Mehrangarh Fort - one of the famous Forts of Jodhpur. Similarly, Jaswant Thada is a memorial built in white marble in the honor of Jaswant Singh. Then we also visit Umaid Bhawan erstwhile a palace but now a heritage hotel and museum. The Jhanki Mahal, from where the royal ladies watched the official proceedings, in the courtyard, today houses a rich collection of the royal cradles. Other interesting places are the Clock Tower and Sadar Market. In fact, these two landmarks are the prime attraction of Jodhpur city. Discover and enjoy a wide range of handicrafts. Overnight at Jodhpur Hotel.
Day 11: Jodhpur to Udaipur : 266 Km/5.5 hrs
After taking our morning breakfast, we drive to Udaipur. Take lunch at some good place on the way. Overnight at Udaipur Hotel.
Day 12: Udaipur Sightseeing
Today, we make a full-day sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Visit the 16th century City Palace. The major attractions inside the Palace are Durbar Hall, Palace Museum, Jagdish Temple, and Crystal Gallery. You may also find it interesting to visit Saheli ki Bari meaning Friends' Garden, a small decorated garden, created in honor of Royal Ladies for entertaining purpose. In the evening, transfer to Airport for the Delhi flight. After arrival in Delhi, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Delhi Hotel.
Day 13: Udaipur to Delhi
Transfer to Udaipur Airport for the Delhi flight. After arrival in Delhi, transfer to the hotel. Visit around the Delhi thoroughfares nearby your Delhi Hotel. Overnight at Delhi Hotel.
Day 14: Farewell Friend
Your Golden Triangle and Rajasthan with Khajuraho & Varanasi Cultural tour of North India concludes today. We hope you enjoyed the tour with us. A representative from Himalayan Glacier Trekking will transfer you to the airport for your onward journey.