Arrive at New Delhi. Welcome with garlands, and then transfer to hotel where welcome drinks await the group members. After lunch, proceed for the city tour of New Delhi including visits to Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb India Gate, Presidents’s House, The Parliament & other government buildings, Lakshminarayan temple & Connaught Place ( the main commercial & shopping centre of New Delhi). Overnight at hotel.
Delhi – Agra 200 Kms / 4 hrs
After breakfast, leave for Agra the city of the Taj Mahal enroute stopping to visit Sikandra with lunch enroute in Kosi. On arrival in Agra, check in at hotel. Later visit to the Taj Mahal, and Agra Fort. Overnight at hotel.
Agra -Jhansi – Khajuraho 175 kms / 3 hrs
Today morning after breakfast transfer to the railway station to board your train to Khajuraho. On arrival at Jhansi, drive to Khajuraho enroute visiting Orchha and luncheon there. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Feel the heritage of Khajuraho. Overnight at hotel.
Khajuraho - Varanasi
Breakfast at hotel. A Complete trip around the temples of Khajuraho. Take lunch, transfer to airport for flight to Varanasi. On arrival in Varanasi, transfer to hotel. Visit the city of Varanasi & take the blessing from Kashinath temple & attend Ganga arti. Overnight at hotel.
Varanasi - Puri
Early morning, after morning tea, transfer by vehicle to the ‘ghats’ for a boat ride on the holy river Ganges at sunrise. Return to hotel for breakfast, etc. and then leave for visit to Sarnath. Return to hotel. Evening free for independent activities, etc. In the evening transfer to Mugalsarai railway station to board the train ‘Puri express’ to Puri, departure at 18:20 hours Overnight on the train.
Arrival in Puri at 12.05 hours Transfer to hotel for check in . Later proceed for the sightseeing tour to Puri. Overnight at hotel.
Puri – Bhubaneswar 62 kms / 1 hrs
After breakfast, leave for Bhubaneswar by surface en route visiting Konark, famous for Sun Temple built symbolically like the chariot of the Sun. After lunch at Konark continue the drive to Bhubaneshwar stopping enroute at the village of pipli, where applique handicraft are made. Arrive Bhubaneshwar and check in at hotel after which commences sightseeing of the city. Bhubaneshwar, the well-planned capital of Orissa, ancient Kalinga, is a city of temples. It had 7000 temples at one time of which about 500 remains are seen today. These temples dating back to over 1000 years reflect the grandeur & high quality of workmanship of Kalinga temple art. It wa here that in 261 B.C. Emperor Ashoka after waging the bloodiest of wars, foreswore war all time & converted to Buddhism. Ashok then spread the Buddha’s message in India & abroad. It is also from here (and from South India) that Indian art and culture was carried to Indonesia and the Malayan Archipelago, where it survives to this day. Visit Lingaraja temple (9th century) which dominates the landscape rising to a height of 46 mts. It is the finest representation of Kalinga art. Mukteswar temple (10th Century) with its profusion of wall carvings. Parasurameshwar temple (7th century) famous for its latticed windows. Rajarani temple (11th century) with its exuisite carvings of the feminine form. Brahmeshwar temple (11th century) typical of the Orissan temple. Return to hotel for overnight.
Bhubaneswar - Delhi
Morning leave for an excursion to the nearby caves at Udaigiri & Khandagiri 8 kms Going back to the 2nd B.C. they were the abode of Jain monks. Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi.
Above tour programme can be customized, as per the preference by the guest in terms of arrival dates, departure dates and destinations, no. of days etc., it will be your individual tour not sharing other person or a group tour.
We provide individual customized tour packages with 2,3,4,5, 5star deluxe hotels as well standard and luxury heritage hotels and places with air-conditioned car accompanied by English speaking driver throughout the tour (right from your pick up from the airport till you departure to home town) for all transfer, sightseeing, intercity travel, city tour with services of English / multilingual guide, domestic air / train ticketing, special interest tour with all kind of travel related services.
Tour cost depends on 3 major factors: (A) No. of pax, (B) Travel period, (C) Preference of hotel category.
The above tour programme can be executed for group tours.