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HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTH INDIA
DELHI-LUCKNOW – VARANASI- BANDHAVGARH – KHAJURAHO – AGRA- JAIPUR- UDAIPUR- MUMBAI
This tour takes you to eastern Uttar Pradesh and Awadh, which became known for its etiquette and style of life, reflecting in their cuisine, clothes, music and dance. Even the architecture is distinct. Lucknow is an interesting mix of this Nawabi culture and Raj. The buildings made by the French architect, Le Martinere, the British residency and the Imambaras of the muslim Nawabs are monumental examples of this mix of culture. Varanasi on the other hand is the holiest city for Hindus. You will also visit Sarnath where Buddha preached his first sermon. Other highlights include the 9th and 10th Century Chandela dynasty temples of Khajuraho known for their erotic sculptures. The world heritage monument Taj Mahal, was built by Shah Jahan for his beloved, Mumtaz Mahal in the 17th century. Jaipur and Udaipur offer contrasting cultural delights. Sights here include the Palaces and Fort. On the west coast of India is the industrial hub of Mumbai with a fast pace of life.
Jewels of Information
Tunda ke Kebab
Chikankari work of Lucknow –
mangoes of Lucknow (dusseri) & Benaras (Langra)
DAY 01 Arrive Delhi
Arrive New Delhi, the Indian Capital where you will be met at arrival and transferred to your hotel.
Day 02 Delhi
Morning is at Leisure. Half day sightseeing of New Delhi in the afternoon. Welcome Dinner at an Indian restaurant accompanied with ethnic folk dances & music.
Day 03 - Delhi
Half day sightseeing of Old Delhi in the morning. Afternoon is at leisure. In the evening you can choose to visit an Indian Family Home and your hosts will be happy to invite you for dinner and cocktails. Optionally, we would be happy to arrange for a visit to the theatre or music show of the day.
Day 04 Delhi – Lucknow
Fly to Lucknow in the morning. Afternoon visit the sights.
Day 05 Lucknow - Varanasi
Morning is at leisure to explore Luckhnow further. Take the afternoon train to Varanasi.
Day 06 Varanasi
Visit the ghats in the morning and enjoy a boat ride on Ganges. Evening come back to see the prayer ceremonies and rituals.
Day 07 Varanasi – Bandhavgarh
Today, enjoy the train ride to Katni and a further drive up to Bandhavgarh.
Day 08 Bandhavgarh
Enjoy Jungle activities including an elephant safari.
Day 09 Bandhavgarh -Khajuraho
After the morning game viewing, take a long drive to Khajuraho.
Day 10 Khajuraho
Visit the temples in the morning and enjoy an evening of sound and light show.
Day 11 Khajuraho – Orcha - Agra
Drive to Orcha and visit the temples alongside Betwa river. Take the afternoon train to Agra.
Day 12 Agra
Visit Taj Mahal and the Fort after a leisurely morning. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 13 Agra - Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur visiting fatehpur Sikri en route
Day 14 Jaipur – Udaipur
Visit the sights of Jaipur including the Fort at Amber. Take the evening flight to Udaipur.
Day 15 Udaipur – Mumbai
Enjoy the sights of Udaipur in the morning and fly to Mumbai in the evening.
Day 16 Mumbai
A leisurely day in Mumbai with bits of sightseeing in the afternoon.
Day 17 Leave Mumbai.
In time transfer to the airport for your departure flight for onward destination.