North India Cultural Tour

 North India Cultural Tour

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DURATION PLACES COVERED
13 NIGHTS / 14 DAYS Delhi - Mandawa - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi

Day 01: Arrive in Delhi and Sightseeing

Highlights: Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk.

Fly from your country to New Delhi, you will be greeted & assisted upon arrival. You will be met by Superb India Tours representative, holding a play card with your name on it at the exit. Transfer to hotel, relax, refresh and proceed for Old Delhi sightseeing.

Indraprastha of the Pandavas, during the Mahabharata, is now heart of India where the past and the present blend so smoothly on the threshold of an exciting future. Old Delhi (Shah Jahanabad, 7th city) was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan during 17th century. New Delhi, a British-built capital, is now a national capital fulfilling a destiny that determined history would always be written in this. Today, across the capital, this remnant presents a mute testimony to the rise and fall of scores of kingdoms. Visit leisurely Red Fort, Jama Masjid and 400 years old Chandni Chowk.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing

Highlights: India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple and Sansad Bhavan.

Have breakfast at the hotel and then leave for full day sightseeing of New Delhi visiting Lotus Temple, Parliament House, and Presidential House, India Gate, Government buildings & Qutab Minar.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 03: Delhi - Mandawa

Highlight: Mandawa Sightseeing.

After early morning breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Mandawa. Arrive at Mandawa, check in at the hotel, relax and refresh a bit and proceed for Mandawa sightseeing. Mandawa in Shekhawati Rajasthan is the land of multi-hued frescoes and known as "The Open Air Art Gallery". It is world renowned for its painted havelis and paintings, noted for their frescos depicting mythological and historical themes.

Overnight stay in Mandawa hotel.

DAY 04: Mandawa - Pushkar

Highlights: Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple etc.

After early morning breakfast at the hotel, proceed for Pushkar. Arrive at Pushkar, check in at the hotel, relax and refresh a bit and proceed for Pushkar sightseeing. Pushkar, one of the famous pilgrimages, is known for Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple, Ghats and rustic way of life.

Overnight stay in Pushkar hotel.

Day 05: Pushkar -Jaipur

Highlights: Birla Temple and Albert Hall.

After early morning breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to the Pink City - Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Upon arrival in Jaipur, SUPERB INDIA TOURS representative will assist you to transfer to the designated hotel. On arrival in Jaipur, check in at designated hotel. Relax a bit and then proceed for sightseeing of Birla Temple and Albert Hall.

On arrival in Jaipur, check in at the designated hotel, refresh a bit & proceed to visit Birla Temple (built in pure white marble and dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi) and Albert Hall (a museum that houses marvellous pieces of sculptures, paintings with a specialty of collections from natural history).

Return to your hotel for overnight stay in Jaipur.

DAY 06: Jaipur Sightseeing

High light: Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal and City Palace

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed on Jaipur city tour. Take an excursion to Amber Fort (biggest fort of Rajasthan). Enjoy a ride on a caparisoned elephant which will take to the top of the hill- the entrance of the mammoth fort. Thereafter visit Jal Mahal, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and local buzzing market place of the yore.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07: Jaipur - Agra

Highlights: Buland Darwaja (Fatehpur Sikri), and Old Fort.

After early morning breakfast in the hotel, proceed to Agra in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Agra is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the Mughal Empire. En route visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri famous for Buland Darwaja.

Continue your drive to Agra. On arrival in Agra, check in at the hotel, refresh & move to visit Agra Fort.

Overnight stay in Agra hotel.

DAY 08: Agra sightseeing

Highlight: Taj Mahal, Baby Taj and Sikandara

In the very early morning, proceed to visit Taj Mahal when it looks most beautiful. Taj Mahal, the epitome of love, is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and made of milky white marble. The beauty of the Taj Mahal gives wonderful and glorious appearance at the full moon nights and especially on Sharad Purnimas. The glittering beauty arises special attractions among the tourists. After visiting Taj Mahal, return to hotel, freshen up, have breakfast and proceed to visit Sikandara and Baby Taj.

At late evening, arrive to Agra railway station to board the train for Varanasi.

Day 09: Agra - Gwalior

Highlights: Buland Darwaja (Fatehpur Sikri) and Old Fort.

After breakfast in the hotel, drive to Gwalior- historical Indian city-located on the periphery of Madhya Pradesh. Upon arrival at Gwalior, check in at the designated hotel, freshen up and relax a bit at the hotel & move to visit The Fort, Tomb of Tansen, Jai Vilas Palace and Museum, Gujari Mahal, Man Mandir Palace, Teli Temple, Sas Bahu Temple, Surya Temple. History of Gwalior initiated in 8th century. Impressions of Pratihar, Kachhawaha and Tomar Rajput dynasties can easily be seen in various palaces, forts, trusts and monuments built by these rulers.

Return to hotel for overnight stay in Gwalior Resort.

Day 10: Gwalior - Orchha

Highlights: Orchha Fort, Palace, Temples Complex, Betwa River, Jehangir Palace.

After breakfast in the hotel, drive to Orchha in Uttar Pradesh, India. Upon arrival at Orchha, check in at the designated hotel, freshen up and relax a bit at the hotel & move to visit Orchha Fort, Palace, Temples Complex, Betwa River, Jehangir Palace etc. Situated on the bank of river Betwa, Orchha is prominent for painting style Bundela Gharana, wall paintings, artistic "chhatris (cenotaphs/ canopies) and temples.

Return to hotel for overnight stay in Orchha.

DAY 11: Orchha-Khajuraho

Highlight: Western Group of Temples, Eastern Group of Temples and Southern Group of Temples.

After breakfast in the hotel, drive to Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, India. Arrive at Khajuraho, check in at the hotel, relax a bit and then move for sightseeing. Here in Khajuraho, carved art - creations and intoxicating paintings of erotic couple lovers, after viewing, the tourists get lost in them. These temples exhibit unique junction of art and beauty.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 12: Khajuraho - Varanasi

Highlight: Sarnath Tour and Ganges Worship Ceremony.

Have breakfast in the morning and move for Khajuraho airport to board flight for Varanasi. Arrive at Varanasi. You will be received by Superb India Tours representative and assist you to transfer to the designated hotel. Freshen up and relax at the hotel. Proceed to visit splendid and magnanimous Sarnath and Ganges Worship Ceremony at the ghat of river Ganges. VARANASI, also known as 'Kashi' or Benares, is situated on the holy banks of Ganga. This historic city is a center for Indian education, religion, art and culture. The Pandas and Pujaris (priests), along with their umbrellas at the Ghats, are the center of attractions for the tourists and pilgrims. Kashi is also called the cultural capital of India.

Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

DAY 13: Varanasi Ghat and Temple Tour- Delhi

Have breakfast early in the morning and proceed for visiting panoramic view of ghats on boat. The Ghats (steps on river front) of Varanasi are magnificent. The tourists get internal peace here. Late afternoon, proceed to Varanasi airport to board flight for New Delhi. Arrive at New Delhi airport. Superb India Tours representative will meet you on arrival and give you transfer to the Delhi hotel for your overnight stay.

Overnight stay in Delhi hotel.

DAY 14: Departures from Delhi

Have a relaxed breakfast at the hotel and proceed for Delhi International airport to board flight for your onward destination.

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