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Symbols of Love & History – Taj Mahal, Khajuraho & Varanasi

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Symbols of Love & History – Taj Mahal, Khajuraho & Varanasi

India is a land of great wonders and marvels. Some of the biggest symbols of love, history, religion, and culture are present in India. If you want to combine love and history on your visit to India, the best sightseeing tour is a 9-day private and fully guided tour across the Taj Mahal, Khajuraho, and the holy town of Varanasi.

The sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal will remain etched in your memories forever as the rising sun rays dance across this monument of love. You will also get to see the Agra Fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From the city of love onwards to Khajuraho. Khajuraho tells the tale of desire, passion, and love, all carved in stone. Check out some of the most intricate carvings of erotic structures on the various Khajuraho Temples and then board an overnight train to reach Varanasi, the world's oldest living city.

The unique experience in Varanasi includes a morning boat ride along the holy River Ganga to explore the city. An adventurous exploration of the ancient Buddhist site at Sarnath is also on the cards. Come, embark with us on this unique trip that brings together spiritual enlightenment with a dash of romance and love.

8 Nights/9 Days
Private Tour
Fully Escorted
9 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners Included.
Private Car
English Speaking Driver
Vibrant Experiences
Old & New Delhi Sightseeing
Taj Mahal
Overnight Sleeper Train Journey
Evening with Local Family
Indian Cuisine Cooking Class
Holy Varanasi
Boat Rides Over River Ganges
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Khajuraho Erotic Kama Sutra Temples
1000 Years Old Step Wells
Trip Route
Delhi Agra Orchha Khajuraho Varanasi (Overnight Train) Delhi
From
A$897
per person/twin share
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Itinerary
Symbols of Love & History – Taj Mahal, Khajuraho & Varanasi Route Map
Accommodations

City

Standard

Deluxe

Luxury

Nights

Delhi

Hotel Clark International or Similar

Hotel Golden Grand or Similar

Hotel The Lalit or Similar

04

Agra

Hotel Siris 18 or Similar

Hotel Fern or Similar

Hotel Trident, Agra or Similar

 

01

Orchha

Hotel Orchha Resort or Similar

Hotel Rajmahal The Palace or Similar

Hotel Orchha Palace or Similar

01

Khajuraho

Hotel Isabel Palace or Similar

Hotel Golden Tulip or Similar

Hotel The Lalit Temple View or Similar

01

Overnight Train

2nd A/C Overnight Sleeper

2nd A/C Overnight Sleeper

2nd A/C Overnight Sleeper

01

Varanasi

Hotel Silk City or Similar

Hotel Clarks or Similar 

Hotel Ramada Plaza JHV or Similar

01

Day 1: DELHI, WELCOME TO INCREDIBLE INDIA!
You will be greeted & assisted by our representative at Delhi international airport and later transferred to your hotel to check in. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning. Meals: Welcome Dinner Included.
Day 2: DELIGHTFUL TOUR OF OLD DELHI
Your day would begin after a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast, you get yourself ready for a personalized guide tour, which begins from the Old and Historic Delhi. The first halt is Red Fort- declared as world heritage site by UNESCO. Advance to the Jama Masjid – standing at a whopping 135ft it is regarded as the biggest mosque in India. The guide will arrange a cycle rickshaw tour, which will let you catch a closer insight of old era and the very illustrious Anarkali Bazaar of Chandni Chowk. At Chandni Chowk, we would further take you to Khari Baoli Spice Market – the largest spice market of Asia, which is a true delight for eyes. Old Delhi is also the sparkling haven for food connoisseurs. This is the place, where you will relish tasting the unique traditional Mughal delicacies, which are prepared by expert cooks, who have inherited the trade from their forefathers. As you walk through the lanes and alleys, the feeling of Mughal architecture also takes your imagination by stride. Late afternoon you will visit Akshardham Temple – biggest Hindu temple of the world. In the evening you return to your hotel and paint a picture of places you visited in your vivid memory. Make the overnight stay in your hotel room a memoir of the events of which you were the part. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 3: DELIGHTFUL TOUR OF NEW DELHI
Welcome to a fresh new morning, after delicious breakfast begin your tour of New Delhi. This morning, you will visit the imposing boulevards and buildings such as Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s Residence), the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys, India Gate - a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war, and many more in Lutyen’s Delhi (New Delhi). DELHI – AGRA, TOUR OF ROMANCE Later, pack yourself for a road trip to Agra – the Old Capital of Mughals. On arrival, visit Agra Fort - a UNESCO world heritage site. In the evening visit the famous Taj Mahal-the symbol of love, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal and enjoy the mesmerizing sunset in the backdrop of this symbol of love. Make the overnight stay in your hotel room a memoir of the events of which you were the part. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 4: AGRA, TAJ MAHAL SUNRISE VISIT
At dawn, visit the incomparable Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world and symbol of love, to observe the effects caused by the reflections of the changing colors of the rising Sun on this masterpiece. This momentary reflection of romance will captivate your heart by awe. Return back to your hotel for a delectable breakfast, while a part of you is still living in romanticism. After breakfast, visit Agra Fort - a UNESCO world heritage site. As the afternoon comes around, we'll continue to explore Agra, this time from the back of an electric rickshaw, enjoying the incredible culture and cuisine that the city has to offer. This tour gives you an authentic view of Agra, taking you to its old bazaars, traditional eateries, and its places of worship. ORCHHA Later you will be transferred to Orchha. On arrival check - in to the hotel. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 5: ORCHHA, A LIVING MEDIEVAL TOWN
The word ‘Orchha’ means ‘hidden palace’, and true to its name, this majestic city is one of the hidden treasures of the country. This Indian town wrapped in legends of feudal chivalry and romance packs more history into every square metre than even Agra or Udaipur. Witness the Captivating Architecture of Orchha Fort, Built on an island on the Betwa river, this architectural marvel houses many temples and palaces including Raj Mahal, Jahangir Mahal and the famous Rai Praveen Mahal. Visit the 14 Chattris, the memorials to the rulers of Orchha. Later pay a holy visit to the Laxminarayan Temple and Witness the Architecture of Chaturbhuj Temple. KHAJURAHO Later you will be transferred to Khajuraho. On arrival check - in to the hotel. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 6: KHAJURAHO, A CATALOGUE OF DESIRE, PASSION & LOVE
After breakfast, drive towards Khajuraho, India's most titillating town famed far and wide for the erotic stone carvings. On arrival check - in to the hotel. Witness the architectural brilliance, intricate carvings and, most famously, their erotic sculptures of various Khajuraho Temples, UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Built between AD 900 and 1130 are amongst the most beautiful medieval monuments in India. They are the largest group of Hindu and Jain temples in the world, although only about 25 of them remain today. Khajuraho Temples are divided into three groups of temples. First visit the the Western Group of temples. They contain some stunning sculptures that together make up some of the finest temple art in the world. Second on the line is the Chaunsath Jogini Temple, situated on the bank of the Shivsagar Lake, is believed to be the oldest temple in Khajuraho. This temple is different from the other temples at Khajuraho and depicts a different style. At last visit the Eastern temples, they reflect a vastly different side of Khajuraho. The Brahma Temple dated from 925 AD is one of the most prominent and beautiful structures in the eastern group. OVERNIGHT SLEEPER TRAIN TO VARANASI

After an action-packed afternoon, a day-use room is available for you to freshen up before we transfer you to the station to board an overnight train to Varanasi. Get a unique slice of Indian life on board an overnight sleeper train bound for Varanasi (approximately 10 hours).
2nd A/C Overnight Sleeper Train Ticket - Khajuraho to Varanasi Included.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner (Train) Included.
Day 7: VARANASI, HOLY CITY
You will be welcomed and assisted at Varanasi station and transferred to your hotel to check in. After breakfast explore the Varanasi visiting Kashi Vishawanath temple, Banaras Hindu University, Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple and various other attractions located in the narrow lanes. Later take an excursion to Sarai Mohana Weavers Village. Sarai Mohana is famous for its silk weaving and most of the locals here are involved in the craft. As night falls, we head to the holy Ganges River to board your exclusive boat and witness the sprawling Aarti possession, a devotional Hindu ritual which involves numerous small candles being lit inside cups made from leaves and flowers and floated down the river – an unforgettable experience. Stay overnight at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 8: VARANASI
Early morning transfer to the Ghats of Holy River Ganges to take an early morning boat ride along the Ganges River, as we explore the city. The Ganges is a constant hive of activity throughout the day, as hordes of people come to pray and immerse themselves in its spiritually cleansing waters. We will then go on a walking tour of the city, exploring its medieval streets, intricate temples and busy markets, abuzz with the general cacophony of Indian life. Later take an excursion to the ancient Buddhist site at Sarnath where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after becoming enlightened. DELHI At appropriate time, you will be transferred to Varanasi Airport to board the flight to Delhi.
On arrival You will be welcomed and assisted at Delhi airport and transferred to your hotel to check in. Stay overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Domestic Flight Ticket - Varanasi to Delhi Included.
Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 9: DELHI DEPARTURE
This Morning after breakfast checkout from your hotel and at appropriate time you will be transferred to Delhi international airport for your onward journey. Board your flight and fly back with memories to cherish for life. Tour ends. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Accommodations

City

Standard

Deluxe

Luxury

Nights

Delhi

Hotel Clark International or Similar

Hotel Golden Grand or Similar

Hotel The Lalit or Similar

04

Agra

Hotel Siris 18 or Similar

Hotel Fern or Similar

Hotel Trident, Agra or Similar

 

01

Orchha

Hotel Orchha Resort or Similar

Hotel Rajmahal The Palace or Similar

Hotel Orchha Palace or Similar

01

Khajuraho

Hotel Isabel Palace or Similar

Hotel Golden Tulip or Similar

Hotel The Lalit Temple View or Similar

01

Overnight Train

2nd A/C Overnight Sleeper

2nd A/C Overnight Sleeper

2nd A/C Overnight Sleeper

01

Varanasi

Hotel Silk City or Similar

Hotel Clarks or Similar 

Hotel Ramada Plaza JHV or Similar

01

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Inclusions
  • Accommodation at the specified hotels.
  • All arrival and departure transfers, sightseeing by an exclusive deluxe air-conditioned Car with chauffeur as per the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast during your stay at all proposed destinations.
  • Welcome dinner on Day1.
  • Cooking class with dinner in Jaipur.
  • 2nd A/C Overnight Sleeper Train Ticket - Khajuraho to Varanasi.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket - Varanasi to Delhi.
  • Garlanding welcome at the Airport in Delhi.
  • Morning and evening boat ride over River Ganges in Varanasi.
  • Services of English-speaking local tour guide during all sightseeing tours in Delhi, Agra & Varanasi.
  • Rickshaw/Battery Rickshaw ride to Chandi chowk and Khari Bowli spice market.
  • 1 packed mineral water per person per day.
  • Free Visit to Taj Mahal Inlay Marble work (Workshop).
  • Battery bus services from Taj Mahal Parking to Taj Mahal Gate and Return.
  • Airport pickup and transfers.
  • State tax, toll taxes and all applicable taxes.
  • Assistance at all pickup and departure points.
Exclusions
  • Entrance and Camera fees to the monuments and palaces.
  • Anything Not Mentioned in The Inclusions.
  • Porterage at Hotels and Airports, Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Liquors, Wine, Etc.
  • All Items of Personal Nature.
  • Any Cost Arising Due to Natural Calamities Like Landslides, Roadblocks, Etc.
  • Any Increase in Taxes or Fuel Leading to An Increase In Surface Transport.
  • Meals not specified in Itinerary.
  • Tips for staff, guide & driver. 
  • Domestic & International airfares. 
  • Optional, suggested, or unspecified activities. 
  • Insurance and Medi claim.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Visa costs.
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.
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