17 Nights / 18 Days
Delhi – Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikiri – Agra – Jhansi – Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Moradabad – Corbett National Park – Haridwar – Delhi
India is one of the most -visited destinations, worldwide and is one of the most well-known too. Every year, a large number of tourists flock the country. The main reason behind is the kind of diversity that India has to offer, in everything, be it religion, landscape, wildlife, culture, sightseeing and much more. Opt for this 17 nights and 18 days Ancient India tour, and you will know why India is a ‘must-visit’ country.
After your arrival in Delhi, get an assisted transfer to the pre-booked hotel. Post freshening-up, leave for sightseeing. Both days 1 and 2 are booked for the excursion of Old and New Delhi. You will be covering Humanyun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid and Raj Ghat etc. Enjoy shopping in the famous market of Chandni Chowk. Dinner and night halt at the hotel.
Post breakfast, start your journey to Jaipur, The Pink City. Once you arrive, check-in at the hotel. From day 3 to 5 enjoy sightseeing, lavish meals, attend cultural performances, visit the magnificent forts and palaces, shop at the local bazaars and more, you will be covering Jantar Mantar Observatory, City Palace and Museum, Amer fort and Hawa Mahal. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast, start your road journey to Agra. On the way, visit Fatehpur Sikri, constructed by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar in the year 1569. Cover, Panch Mahal, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the other complex monuments. Once you arrive in Agra, check-into the hotel. Explore the local market. On day 7, post breakfast, enjoy full- day city tour . Visit the well-known Taj Mahal, erected Shah Jehan, the Moghul Emperor in 1630 for his beloved wife. Next in line is Agra Fort and Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah, constructed by Empress Noorjehan, in memory of her father. Dinner and nigh halt.
Early morning, get transferred to the railway station to board a train for Jhansi. Breakfast will be served on- board. On arrival, start your road journey to Khajuraho. A well-known site for temples built during Chandella rulers. On the way, cover Jahangir Mahal and the Orchha temples. Check –in at the hotel, after arrival. On day 9, post breakfast. Enjoy a tour of Eastern and Western temples. Dinner and overnight halt at the Khajuraho hotel.
Post breakfast, get transferred to the airport to board a flight to Varanasi, one ancient living city of the world. Visited by a large number of people every year, it has around 1500 temples and is famous for its evening Aarti at the banks of river Ganga. On arrival, check-into the hotel. Spend the evening in leisure activities On day 11, post breakfast, start your half-day sightseeing tour. You will visit the well-known Vishwanatha Temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Bharatmata Mandir, Birla Temple, and so on. Post lunch, proceed to Sarnath, a popular Buddhist pilgrimage (Lord Buddha gave his first sermon here). Dinner and night stay in Varanasi.
Enjoy early morning boat ride in the river Ganga. Post breakfast, get transferred to the railway station to board a train for Moradabad. Stay overnight on- board.
You arrive in Moradabad, early morning. Road journey to the Jim Corbett National Park. It is the first national park of the country, well-known for housing largest population of tigers. On arrival, check- in to the forest lodge or resort. In the evening, enjoy Jeep Safari. Later, watch a movie or slide show on the wildlife of the country. On day 14, enjoy early morning, elephant safari in the park for around 2 hours. Return to the lodge/ resort for breakfast. Enjoy wildlife spotting from a tower, especially built for the same. Evening is again booked for a Jeep Safari. Dinner and overnight halt.
Post breakfast, start your road journey for Haridwar, one of the well-known holy cities for the devotees of Hindu religion. On arrival, check-into the hotel. Enjoy the mesmerizing evening Aarti at Har-Ki-Pauri. Next day, after breakfast, proceed for sightseeing where you will visit the Bharat Mata Mandir, Mausa Devi and Pawan Dham. After lunch, leave for an excursion to Rishikesh, visit Laxman Jhula, (a bridge across the Ganges) Ram Jhula as well as Triveni Ghat, famous for its evening holy Ganga Aarti. Dinner and overnight halt in Haridwar.
After breakfast, start your road journey to Delhi. On arrival, check-in to the hotel. Spend the rest at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Delhi hotel.
After breakfast, get transferred to the International Airport to board a flight for the onward journey.
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