- Exploring India’s vibrant capital, Delhi.
- Varanasi – The Oldest Living City on Earth
- The erotic temples of Khajuraho
- The Magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra!
- Jaipur with its forts and palaces.
- Udaipur – Rajasthan’s most romantic city.
A fabulous first time itinerary to India taking in the spiritual, sculptured and famous highlights of North India. Varanasi is India’s oldest living city, it is not an easy destination but it is spiritual, heady (a little dirty in places) but certainly an experience like no other! The early morning boat ride is ethereal and the evening aarti, a spectacle which will remain with you for a lifetime. Khajuraho is famous for its centuries old erotically carved temples, but they are far more than just this, displaying a level of craftsmanship which is astonishing to us even today. Agra, of course, the Taj Mahal, romance and style at its very best and then, in complete contrast to the rest of the itinerary, two of Rajasthan’s most majestic and romantic cities, Jaipur and Udaipur. This is a perfect itinerary for the first time traveler to India, those interested to learn about India’s extraordinary culture and also, a great honeymoon itinerary.
|1||After you arrive at your hotel, the rest of the day will be at leisure.||Delhi||Claridges|
|2||Full day sightseeing of Delhi.||Delhi||Claridges|
|3||Transfer by plane to Varanasi and transfer to the hotel. Evening visit the aarti ceremony on the ghats.||Varanasi||Brijrama Palace|
|4||Morning boat ride on the river, a fascinating walking tour of the ghats followed by a visit to Sarnath, where Buddha achieved enlightenment.||Varanasi||Brijrama Palace|
|5||Transfer by plane to Khajuraho. Evening visit these extraordinarily carved temples.||Khajuraho||The Lalit Temple View|
|6||Transfer to Agra. If time allows, visit Agra Fort and Mehtab Bagh.||Agra||ITC Mughal|
|7||Early morning sightseeing of the Taj Mahal. Drive to Jaipur. Rest of the day at leisure.||Jaipur||Jai Mahal|
|8||Morning and afternoon sightseeing of Jaipur’s forts and palaces.||Jaipur||Jai Mahal|
|9||A day at leisure to choose from one of our optional activities.||Jaipur||Jai Mahal|
|10||Transfer by road to Udaipur. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening boat ride on the beautiful Lake Pichola.||Udaipur||Leela Palace|
|11||Morning walking tour of the streets of the old city followed by an afternoon visit the city palace.||Udaipur||Leela Palace|
|12||Transfer to Delhi to connect with your onward flight.|