Glimpse of India - Independent Tour
Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Gwalior – Orcha – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi
This tour is a true introduction to the heritage of North India and will take you to the country’s most popular sights. Start in the lively capital, Delhi, with the tree-lined boulevards of Lutyen’s New Delhi and the hustle and bustle of the Old City. Explore the Pink City of Jaipur, with its stately forts, sprawling palaces and colourful bazaars. Proceed to Agra, once the seat of the Mughal Empire, and known for its majestic Taj Mahal. Visit amazing Baterwara temples in Morena, followed by a visit to old temples in Orchha which is located on the river Betwa. Then to
the Khajuraho to visit World Heritage-listed temples. Lastly, be smitten by the scenic splendour of the spiritual heart of India, Varanasi.
Day 01: Delhi
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to your hotel.
Day 02: Delhi (B)
Morning tour of Old Delhi visiting Jama Mosque, Red Fort and take a rickshaw ride through fabled Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit to New Delhi visiting Humayun’s tomb, drive past Government Buildings, Connaught Place, Presidents House and India Gate.
Day 03: Delhi - Jaipur (B)
You will depart for Jaipur and afternoon explores the colourful bazaars of Jaipur.
Day 04: Jaipur (B)
Today visit the hilltop Amber Fort with its picturesque Sheesh Mahal. The afternoon city tour takes you to Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the Observatory-Jantar Mantar and City Palace.
Day 05: Jaipur – Agra (B)
Leave for Agra visiting en route Fatehpur Sikri, the mysterious fortified ‘ghost city’. This afternoon you will visit the Agra Fort.
Day 06: Agra – Morena – Gwalior (B)
Visit the beautiful Taj Mahal, a monument of love. Later Drive to Morena to visit Bateswara Temple. Following the drive to Gwalior.
Day 07: Gwalior (B)
Today you will do a half day sightseeing tour of Gwalior and visit the Gwalior fort, which is also called Gibraltar of India. The tour will also be cover Mansingh Palace, A Sas- Bahu temple, Teli-Ka-Mandir & Jain sculptures and Jai Vilas Palace Museum.
Day 08: Gwalior – Orcha (B)
Early morning you will leave Gwalior to drive to Orcha. Orchard city is located at the ghats of the river Betwa, on the way visit old temples and palaces in Orcha.
Day 09: Orcha – Khajuraho (B)
Drive to Khajuraho this morning. Check in at the hotel in Khajuraho and then take an afternoon tour of Khajuraho which has three groups of World Heritage-listed temples.
Day 10: Khajuraho – Varanasi (B)
Transfer to Khajuraho airport to connect flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival check in and relax. Evening witness Aarti on the Ganges, the sacred “light ceremony”, on the riverbanks of Mother Ganges.
Day 11: Varanasi – Delhi (B)
Transfer to Varanasi airport to connect flight to Delhi. Return to Delhi, connect onward flight or extend stay in India by choosing various add on tours we offer.
Departs: Daily (Taj is closed on Fridays)
Prices quoted are valid from 01 October 2019 - 30 September 2020. Cost above is indicative, based on Low Season in NZ Dollars and subject to change due to fluctuation in exchange rates.
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*per person share twin
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- Accommodation in 4 star hotels
- Breakfast daily
- Transfers & sightseeing using air-conditioned private car & driver who will give insights into local customs and ensure flexibility to create your own unique experience
- A local English speaking guide will escort you when you visit sights and attractions contributing historical knowledge with the personal touches only a local can provide
- Entrance fees at monuments, current taxes, 24-hours local contact number for emergencies
Pricing excludes domestic flights, currently from $424 per person