Northern Highlights - 8 Nights / 9 Days Tour (Delhi–Varanasi–Khajuraho–Agra–Jaipur–Delhi)

Pricing from $999 pp plus taxes

Day 1 ( Arrive Delhi )

Arrival at Delhi. Welcome at the airport and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon tour of Old Delhi visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Raj Ghat,the memorial of Gandhi. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2 Delhi - Varanasi ( By Flight)

Morning tour New Delhi Visiting Humayun's Tomb,Jantar Mantar,Qutub Minar,India Gate and President House and Connaught Place. Afternoon transfer to airport to catch fight for Varanasi. On arrival at meet our executive and transfer to your hotel. All roads in India lead to Varanasi, Hinduism's holiest city, also known as Benares, Banaras, or Kashi. Many Indian cities are renowned for their temples, but only Varanasi has its celebrated ghats. These stone steps line the west bank of the Ganga in a 4.2 mile curve. At any time of day, but particularly in the pre-dawn hours, thousands of pilgrims line the water's edge, bathing, worshipping and meditating. Brahmin priests preside over rites and rituals. At the two cremation ghats, Manikarnika and Harishchandra, funeral pyres burn day and night. Varanasi is world renowned for its beautiful sil.

Day 3 ( Varanasi )

Wake up early for a boat ride on the Ganges River to view the bathing Ghats and cremation sites. Observe people worshipping at the Ghats. Leave for Sarnath, 6 miles from Varanasi, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon. Sarnath is considered the "Cradle of Buddhism." Be sure to take one of Varanasi's famous rickshaw rides. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4 Varanasi - Khajuraho ( By Flight)

Depart in the morning for a half-day city tour, visiting the Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Bharat Mata Temple and Vishwanath Temple. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight to Khajuraho. The temples of Khajuraho are one of India's major attractions. The temples are examples of architectural excellence, but it is their lavish stonework decorations that make them so famous. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 5 Khajuraho - Agra (By Flight)

Spend your morning touring temples possibly including Kandariya Mahaden Temple, the Chaunset Temple and Nandi Temple. Most of Khajuraho's temples were built from 950 to 1050 AD. Why the temples were built here in an area so far removed from the other parts of Indian civilization remains a mystery. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight to Agra. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 6 Agra - Jaipur (By Surface)

Agra, located on the west bank of the Yamuna River, was the capital of India during the time of the Moghuls in the 16th & 17th centuries. In the morning, tour the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. The Taj Mahal was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It has been described by some as the most extravagant monument ever built. It took 21 years and 20,000 workers to build it. The Agra Fort, built in 1565, served as a fort and palace. In the afternoon, leave for Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri. Now deserted, Sikri was once the capital of Akbar. Arrive in Jaipur in the late evening and check in at your hotel.

Day 7 Jaipur

Jaipur, the uncrowded capital city of Rajasthan, is sometimes called the "pink city" due to its buildings made primarily of pink-colored sandstone. The "old city" section is encircled by a wall with 7 gates. Here you will see camel drawn carts and black-faced monkeys. In the morning you will tour the Amber Fort, which was the ancient capital of Jaipur state. Climb to the fort on elephant back. In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour visiting the Hawa Mahal, Maharaja's Palace, and the Observatory.

Day 8 Jaipur - Delhi

Enjoy a morning exploring on your own. Afternoon transfer to airport to catch flight for Delhi. On arrival Delhi airport Pick up by our assistance and transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 9 Final Departure From Delhi

Transfer to the airport for your final departure.