Khajuraho Temples and the Taj Mahal
The world heritage site of Khajuraho temples is world
famous for its art and architecture. It is believed that the Royal Families
used to worship in these temples which have sculptures that cover the temple
walls and decorate them. The sculptures depict a heavenly court with divinities,
attendants, beautiful maidens, dancers and musicians, mythical animals,
and erotic couples. The temples are in central India and in the state of
Khajuraho Temples and the Taj Mahal - Day 01, Arrival / Delhi
Assistance on arrival and transfer to Hotel. Overnight
Khajuraho Temples and the Taj Maha - Day 02, Delhi
After breakfast proceed for days sightseeing of Old
Delhi visiting Red fort, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in Asia. However
the highlight will be exploring the busy streets of Chandni Chowk Bazaars
by cycle rickshaw. Overnight at hotel.
Khajuraho Temples and the Taj Mahal - Day 03, Delhi / Khajuraho
After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to
Khajuraho. Assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Evening free to explore
the town on your own. Overnight at hotel.
Khajuraho Temples and the Taj Mahal - Day 04, Khajuraho
After breakfast visit Western group of temples, famous
for its erotic sculptures. Later visit eastern and southern group of temples.
Evening sound and light show at the western group of temple complex. Overnight
Khajuraho Temples and the Taj Mahal - Day 05, Khajuraho /
After bbreakfast drive 3 hrs to Orcha. Afternoon city
sightseeing of Orchha visiting various temples and other historical monuments.
Orchha falls in the state of Madhya Pradesh and was founded by the Bundela
Chieftain Rudra Pratap, who chose this stretch to be his capital. There are
many temples and historical monuments hiwh one must see during their visit
to town located on the banks of Betwa River. Overnight at hotel.
Khajuraho Temples and the Taj Mahal - Day 06, Orchha / Jhansi
Spend the morning at leisure or explore the town on
your own. Evening transfer to Jhansi railway station to board train to Agra.
Agra is the home to mesmerizing Taj Mahal, an eternal symbol of love built
by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife. Taj Mahal has been built in
white marble and is the epitome of architectural beauty and is beyond description
specially during the sunset and sunrise. It is also a shopper’s paradise
where one can shop for handicraft and marble items for the family and friends.
Meeting and assistance on arrival at Agra railway station and transferred
to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Khajuraho Temples and the Taj Mahal - Day 07, Agra / Jaipur
Early morning visit Taj Mahal at sunrise. After breakfast
visit Agra fort before proceeding to Jaipur. Drive to Jaipur will be of approx
5 hrs and en route we will be visiting the deserted palaces and pavilions
of the Mughal kingdom of Fatehpur Sikri, a World Heritage Site. Jaipur also
known as the Pink City. Jaipur is the first planned city of India, located
in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan and is a very famous tourist destination
for its forts and monuments which reflect its glorious past. Its colourful
bazaars and people attracts visitors from across the globe. Overnight at
hotel in Jaipur.
Khajuraho Temples and the Taj Mahal - Day 08, Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber fort, the ancient capital
of the region, with elephant ride. Later city sightseeing of Jaipur city
visiting city palace and its museum, Hawa mahal or the palace of winds and
jantar mantar, the observatory. Overnight at hotel.
Khajuraho Temples and the Taj Mahal - Day 09, – Jaipur /
Delhi / Departure
After breakfast drive to Delhi international airport
for flight to onward destination.