CLASSICAL INDIA

11 Nights / 12 Days

 

 


DAY 01: -                      ARRIVE DELHI

Arrival at Indra Gandhi International airport; meet and assist by our representative holding a plaque card at arrival lounge

 

Transfer to the hotel and check-in.

 

Delhi - the capital of India, is a fascinating city with complexities and contradictions, beauty and dynamism, where the past co-exists with the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and the city s rich in the architecture of its monuments. Delhi is not only the present metropolis of India but also a Necropolis. Because of its location, being on the banks of the River Yamuna, many cities have risen and fallen over the last five millenniums.

 

Overnight in Delhi 

 

DAY 02: -                      IN DELHI

Morning enjoy your breakfast at hotel After breakfast you will transfer to visit Old & New Delhi

 

Visit some of the interesting sites of Delhi such as, Qutub Minar, Humanyun’s Tomb, Drive past President’s House, India Gate, and Red fort. Later also visit Jamma Masjid & enjoy Rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk, visit Raj Ghat - crimination site of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Nation, Lotus Temple, Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

 

Overnight at Hotel.


DAY 03: -                      DELHI / JAIPUR (255 Kms. / 05½ Hrs Approx)

Morning enjoy your breakfast at hotel. After Breakfast transfer to Jaipur

 

Arrival Jaipur and transfer to hotel

 

Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan is colours washed pink - the colours associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. This Pink City of fairy tale palaces, rugged fortresses perched on barren hills and broad avenues is picturesque. The first planned city of its time, Jaipur is encircled by a formidable wall.

 

Rest of the day is free for own activities. 

 

Overnight in Jaipur  

DAY 04: -                      IN JAIPUR

Morning: enjoy your breakfast at the hotel

 

After breakfast you will proceed for the excursion to Amber Fort, here you will enjoy the Elephant Ride to reach atop of the palace. Continue your tour: with the city tour of Jaipur- visiting Maharaja’s City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world, having 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition. During the tour you will also have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds.  Also visit Albert Hall.

 

Overnight in Jaipur

 

 

 

 

DAY 05: -                      JAIPUR / AGRA (245 Kms / 05 ½ Hrs. Approx)

Today early morning transfer to Agra en-route visit of Fatehpur Sikri 


It is 38 kms from Agra and often referred to as abandoned Mughul capital.  This 16th century capital of Mughul emperor Akbar is a complex of forts, palaces and mosques built in sandstone. The city had to be deserted because of lack of water. The white marble Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, Akbar's spiritual adviser, is now observed as a Muslim pilgrimage spot here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
After visit continue drive to Agra

                                                                                                                                                        

Arrival Agra and transfer to hotel.  Later transfer to visit Taj Mahal – monument of Love, (TAJ MAHAL REMAIN CLOSED ON EVERY FRIDAY ) which was built in the middle of the 17th century by the Mughul emperor Shah Jehan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Also visit Itmad – UD- Daula Tomb & Agra Fort which stands like a crescent on the banks of the Jamuna River enclosed by forbidding 20-meter high walls, with a 12- meter moat between them. 

 

Overnight in Agra

 

DAY 06: -                      AGRA/ JHANSI / ORCHHA (18 Kms. / 30 Minutes)
Morning on time after breakfast departure transfer to Agra Railway Station to board train to Jhansi.

 

Train Details: -

Train Name / No: -                                Shatabdi Exp: - 2002

Depart from Agra: -                              0802 Hrs

Arrival at Jhansi: -                                1043 Hrs                

Proposed Class: -                               AC Chair Car          

 

Arrive Jhansi railway station and transfer to Orchha - Founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput chieftain Rudra Pratap, Orchha grandeur has been captured in stone, the palaces and temples retain much of their pristine perfection.

 

Afternoon transfer for sightseeing. Visit Jehangir Mahal has built by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo in the 17th century to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jehangir to Orchha. Its strong lines are counterbalanced by delicate chhatries and trellis work, the whole conveying an effect of extraordinary richness.  Raj Mahal Palace with its plain exteriors, crowned by chhatris, give way to interiors with exquisite murals, boldly colourful, on a variety of religious themes. Ram Raj Temple - the palace-turned temple with its soaring spires and palatial architecture - is one of the most unusual in India; also are the Chaturbhuj temple and the Laxminarayan temple.

 

Overnight in Orchha


DAY 07: -                      ORCHA / KHAJURAHO (180 Kms / 4 Hrs)
Morning enjoy your breakfast at hotel. Later depart for Khajuraho.

 

Arrive Khajuraho and transfer to hotel. Khajuraho - Created by the Chandela kings around 925 AD, Khajuraho emerged when the west was still finding its place in the Sun. The temples are a spectacular feat of architectural excellence, carved with the roughest of tools, all within the span of a hundred years.  85 temples in all portrayed the civilisation of the times’ zest for life, they potray spirituality, love, music, dance hunting and feasting. Today, 22 temples survive. Khajuraho has achieved fame for he sensual appeal of the erotic sculptures. But, these form only part of the wealth of the site which depicts everyday life of the people and the court in the 10th and 11th centuries.

 

Overnight in Khajuraho


DAY 08: -                      IN KHAJURAHO
After breakfast sightseeing of Khajuraho

 

Visit the Western Group of temples. The Kandariya Mahadeo temple of the Western group is the largest, dedicated to Shiva. The main shrine is exquisitely carved and features, in delicate detail, gods, goddesses, celestial maidens and lovers.  Also visit the Chausath Yogini temple dedicated to Kali and Chitragupta temple dedicated to the sun-god Surya.  See the Eastern & Southern group of temples. The Parsvanath temple of the Eastern group is the group’s largest Jain temple. The themes depict, in charming detail, everyday activity. Also visit the Duladeo temple dedicated to Shiva and the Chaturbhuj temple of the Southern group.

 

Rest of the day is kept free for own activities.

Overnight in Khajuraho
 

DAY 09: -                      KHAJURAHO / VARANASI

Morning after breakfast day free for independent activities. Later transfer to airport to board the flight for Varanasi

 

Flight Details: -

Flight Name / No: -                               Jet Airways/ 9w-7009

Depart from Khajuraho: -                  1420 Hrs

Arrival at Varanasi: -                            1510 Hrs

Proposed Class: -                               Economy

 

Arrival Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Varanasi is one of India’s most important pilgrimage sites and the holiest of holy cities for Hindus.  Known also as Kashi and Benaras, Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest living cities, and has been a centre of learning and culture for well over 2000 years.

 

In the evening transfer to Dashwamedh Ghat to attend the Aarti ceremony

 

Overnight in Varanasi


DAY 10: -                      IN VARANASI

Morning transfer for Boat ride at dawn down India's most sacred river, The Ganges. Sun rise at the holy river is a truly tranquil and breath taking sight with pilgrims standing waist‑deep in water, praying to the rising Sun. Past these bathing ghats, see the "burning ghats"  where the Hindus cremate their dead. This is done with great religious fervour which makes for a moving experience. The Benaras Hindu University founded in 1916 and its famous MuseumBharat Kala Bhavan which houses one of the finest collection of Mughal miniature paintings and brocade textiles. The Bharat Mata and Durga Temple and see the famous Vishwanath temple with its spires covered with gold, dedicated to Shiva, the presiding deity of the city.

 

Later visit Sarnath. The place where the Buddha turned the Wheel of Law and delivered His First Sermon. See the Chowkandi and Dhamek Stupas, the ruins of 9th and 10th century monasteries and temples, the temple built by the Mahabodhi Society in 1931, and the Tibetan Temple. Visit the famous Sarnath Museum (closed on Fridays]. 

 

Overnight in Varanasi

DAY 11: -                      VARANASI / DELHI
Morning free for independent activities

Afternoon transfer to airport to board the flight for Delhi

 

Flight Details: -

Flight Name / No: -               Indigo / 6E-635

Depart from Varanasi: -       1830Hrs

Arrival at Delhi: -                  2005 Hrs

Proposed Class: -                 Economy


Arrival Delhi and transfer to hotel. 

 

Overnight in Delhi

 

 

DAY 12: -                      DELHI DEPARTURE
Morning after breakfast departure transfer to International Airport to board flight for onward destination.

 

TOUR END

 

Sketch itinerary for ready reference: -

     Day

Itinerary

Hotels or Similar

Transport

Economy

Standard

Superior

Deluxe

Day 01

Arrival Delhi

Bonlon Inn

Sun Court Yatri

Jivitesh

Jaypee Siddharth

 

Flight

Day 02

Delhi

Bon Lon Inn

Sun Court Yatri

Jivitesh

Jaypee Siddharth

 

Day 03

Delhi / Jaipur

Tara Niwas

Umaid Bhawan

Ramada

Hilton

Surface

Day 04

Jaipur

Tara Niwas

Umaid Bhawan

Ramada

Hilton

 

Day 05

Jaipur /Agra

Amar Yatri

Royal Residency

Clark Shiraz

Radisson

Surface

Day 06

Agra / Jhansi / Orchha

Orchha Resort

Orchha Resort

Orchha Resort

Amar Mahal

Train + Surface

Day 07

Orchha / Khajuraho

Usha Bundela

Usha Bundela

Ramada

Radisson

Surface

Day 08

Khajuraho

Usha Bundela

Usha Bundela

Ramada

Radisson

 

Day 09

Khajuraho / Varanasi

Surya

Surya

Ideal Tower

Radisson

Flight

Day 10

Varanasi

Surya

Surya

Ideal Tower

Radisson

 

Day 11

Varanasi / Delhi

Bonlon Inn

Bonlon Inn

Jivitesh

Jaypee Siddharth

Flight

Day 12

Delhi / Depart

No Hotel

No Hotel

No Hotel

No Hotel

Flight

 

Quotation Validity: 01st October’17 till 31st March’18

Note – Please note that these rates are not valid during Pushkar fair or any festival period.

 

Paying Pax

Amount Per Person

Economy

Standard

Superior 

Deluxe

02 Pax (Using AC Indigo/Etios Car)

R7,750.00 Per Person

R7,900.00 Per Person

R10,150.00 Per Person

R12,450.00 Per Person

03-04 Pax (Using AC Innova Car)

R7,150.00 Per Person

R7,250.00 Per Person

R9,500.00 Per Person

R11,850.00 Per Person

05-09 Pax (Using AC Tempo Traveler)

R6,750.00 Per Person

R6,900.00 Per Person

R9,150.00 Per Person

R11,450.00 Per Person

Single Room Supplement

R3,500.00 Per Person

R4,100.00 Per Person

R6,250.00 Per Person

R8,300.00 Per Person

 

 

Cost Include:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in above mentioned or similar hotels
  • Accommodation in the Standard category of rooms
  • All hotels on Bed & Breakfast basis 
  • All Transfers, sightseeing’s and excursions by Air Condition Transport   
  • Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi.
  • Rickshaw Ride in Varanasi to See Evening Aarti at Ghats.
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort. (Subject to availability)
  • Boat ride in Varanasi (Subject to availability)
  • Train ticket from Agra / Jhansi in AC Chair Car
  • Assistance on arrival by our Representative at Delhi.
  • All applicable taxes at the time of quoting

 

Cost Exclude:

  • Any Air Fare (international or domestic), Visa Fee & Medical Insurance
  • Services of Guide & One time monument entrance fees
  • Items of personal nature like telecom charges, laundry, beverage, tips, camera fee and gratuities.
  • Any other services not mentioned above.

 

POINTS TO BE NOTED: Please note in case of any revision on tax structure, air/ train fare or fuel price between now and time of travel the difference would be debited/ credited to you.

 

Hotel indicated in the list above would be the most preferred hotels for the tour. In case of rooms not available in the hotels in the list, we will provide alternative hotels of similar category.

 

Even the hotels of similar category are not equally priced. Therefore while booking alternative hotels if there is a difference in price the same will be charged as a supplement. However, we will absorb marginal difference.

 

The rates are based on present exchange rates. These rates are subject to change as per exchange rates at the time of booking & bank wire transfer charges applicable on total bill.

 

There is no refund payable for any unutilized services (e.g., meals, entrance fees, optional tours, hotel and sightseeing etc) on the tour.