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Rajasthan & Erotic Temples

 

Brief Itinerary
3 Nights Delhi - 1 Night Mandawa - 2 Nights Jaipur
2 Nights Agra - 1 Night Orchha - 1 Night Khajuraho 1 Night Varanasi

Tour Highlights : Red Fort - Qutab Minar - Pink City of Jaipur - Elephant ride - Ghost City of Fatehpur Sikri - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - Taj Mahal - Medeival temples and forts of Orchha - Erotic Temples of Khajuraho - Monastries & temples of Varanasi.













 
Day 01 :
Board your flight to Delhi.

Day 02 : Delhi
Met on arrival in Delhi and transferred to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03 : Delhi
Morning tour of historic city of Old Delhi to include the magnificent Red Fort, The Jama masjid , India`s largest mosque, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. Afternoon sightseeing in New Delhi to include Qutab Minar , Birla Mandir, Huyamun`s Tomb, India Gate, Bhai Temple and Government buildings. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 : Delhi - Mandawa
Morning drive to Mandawa. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing in the Shekhawati region, often called 'The open art gallery of Rajasthan'. Overnight at Hotel.

Mandawa:

In the heart of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan lies the beautiful small town Mandawa, known throughout the state for its forts and havelis. The structures of this place reminds one of the cultural and social hotspot this place used to be in the bygone era.

Founded in the 18th century, the medieval fort of Mandawa dominates the town with a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows. The Chokhani and Ladia havelis and the street with Saraf havelis are some of the splendid examples of this region's havelis.



Day 05 : Mandawa - Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur. Afternoon enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the bustling bazaars. Jaipur is renowned for textile block printing, blue pottery, carpet weaving, semi-precious stones. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06 : Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort riding on the Elephant back . Afternoon city tour of the famous " Pink City" which reminds of a glorious past and there is so much to see and enjoy here . Sightseeing include City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07 : Jaipur
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri and 2 hours Cycle Rickshaw safari in Bharatpur National Park. Fatehpur Sikri designed by Akbar as his capital , was lived in for only a very few years. It is a beautiful architectural city built of Red sandstone. Evening arrive in Agra. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 08 : Agra
Morning proceed for sightseeing of Agra . Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal and the famous Red Fort. The Moghul Emperor Shah Jehan built the extravagant Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his most beloved wife and was imprisoned in the Red Fort overlooking the Taj by his son until death. Both buildings are truly spectacular and the Taj Mahal is now one of the wonders of the World. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09 : Agra - Orchha
Morning after breakfast transfer to Railway way station to connect Shatabdi express to Jhansi. On arrival transfer to hotel in Orchha.
Orchha overlooked by the modern era, is a beautiful medieval town and was once the capital of Bundela kings. Built along the banks of the river Betwa, flowing through a rugged country side, it still retains the captivating air of the bygone era.

Afternoon tour of Orchha Walk by the century old temples and forts, each with its own poignant history, and rest amidst the beauty of the ruins. Amongst the various imposing edifices, of particular interest are the Jehangiri Mahal, built by Raja Bir Singh Deo to commemorate the visit of Moghul Emperor Jehangir, the Raj Mahal and the Laxmi Narayan temple, both noted for their fine frescoes and mural. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10 : Orchha - Khajuraho
Morning drive to Khajuraho ( 170 Kms ). Afternoon visit the Eastern group of temples which consists of 3 Hindu and 3 Jain temples, their proximity attests to the religious tolerance of the times in general and of the Chandela rulers in particular. Overnight at Hotel.
The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.One of the most popular tourist destinations in India, Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculpture.
The Khajuraho temples were built over a span of a hundred years, from 950 to 1050. Today, the temples serve as fine examples of Indian architectural styles that have gained popularity due to their explicit depiction of the traditional way of sexual life during medieval times.

Day 11 : Khajuraho - Varanasi
Morning at Leisure. Later transfer to fly to Varanasi. Met on arrival and transferred to Hotel.
Afternoon excursion to Sarnath ( 9 kms ), an important pilgrimage centre for Buddhist. This is where the Buddha preached his first sermon after getting enlightenment . The city is famous for its magnificent stupas, monasteries and temples. Overnight at Hotel.

 

Day 12 : Varanasi - Delhi
Early morning embark on boat ride on the Ganges, followed by the city tour which includes:

Varanasi : Varanasi is the most scared pilgrim centre in India and an ancient centre of learning. Varanasi has always been the seat of renowned universities having been known as Kansi and Benaras at different times. The city is now known by its ancient name which means the region between the two rivers Varuna and Asi . Situated along the west bank of the Ganges devout Hindus believe that death at this place ensures certain entry into heaven.

Varanasi is at its best at break of dawn or dusk when chantings ring through the air and sacred lamps afloat light up the water . The city is also known for its silk and cotton handlooms . A land of temples, the main attractions here are Vishwanath temples . The Gold plating on its shikharas was a gift from Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore.

The Bharat Mata Temple : The Bharat Mata temple at Varanasi is the only temple dedicated to Mother India. The statue of Bharat Mata is built in marble and is a model of undivided India, depicting the mountains, plains and oceans. The uniqueness about the Bharat Mata Temple is that instead of the customary gods and goddesses, it houses a relief map of India, carved out of marble.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 13 : Delhi
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to airport to fly to Delhi. Met on arrival in Delhi and transferred to Hotel.
Day 14 : Delhi - Abroad
After breakfast, transfer to Airport to fly back to London.

 







 
Season Standard From Deluxe From
21 Jan - 30 Apr 2012 £1899 £1999
   
Resort Standard Deluxe Board
Delhi Gautam Deluxe City Park BB
Mandawa Mandawa Haveli Castle Mandawa BB
Jaipur Mandawa Haveli Mansingh Palace BB
Agra Utkarsh Vilas Howard Park Plaza BB
Orcha Riverside Amar Mahal BB
Khajuraho Usha Bundela Hotel Ramada BB
Varanasi Ideal Towers HHI BB
Price Includes
Accommodation at the above mentioned hotels or similar on BB on Twin sharing.
All transfers and sightseeing by private air conditioned car.
English Speaking guide.
Agra - Jhansi train fare in Air Conditioned chair car
Elephant ride in Jaipur
Short camel ride in Jaisalmer
International and Domestic airfare and airport taxes.
Boat ride in Varanasi
Entrance fees to monuments
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Price does not Includes
Above mentioned cost does not include any unspecified meals , table drinking , telephone call , laundry, camera fee ,tips , insurance and any other expenses of personal nature not mentioned above .
Monument fees to be paid locally

Additional Information
Single and triple rooms, upgrade to hotels, tours and transfers as well as other regional airport departures are available at a supplement.
Above prices are subject to availability and may change without prior notice.
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