Welcome to “THE HOLY CITY VARANASI”. Varanasi, or Banaras, (also known as Kashi) is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi`s Prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unrivaled. Mark Twain, the English author, and literateur, who was enthralled by the legend and sanctity of Banaras, once wrote: “Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. According to the ‘Vamana Purana’, the Varuna and Assi rivers originated from the body of the primordial Person at the beginning of time itself. The tract of land lying between them is believed to be ‘Varanasi’, the holiest of all pilgrimages.
The word ‘Kashi’ originated from the word ‘Kas’ which means to shine. Steeped in tradition and mythological legacy, Kashi is the ‘original ground ‘ created by Shiva and Parvati, upon which they stood at the beginning of time. Varanasi is the microcosm of Hinduism, a city of traditional classical culture, Glorified by myth and legend and sanctified by religion, it has always attracted a large number of pilgrims and worshippers from time immemorial. To be in Varanasi is an experience in itself…. Experience in Self –discovery… an ethereal oneness of the body and soul.
Jhansi was a stronghold of the Chandela kings. Balwant Nagar was the name of this place. But in 11th. century Jhansi lost its importance. In 17th. century under Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha Jhansi again rose to prominence. Raja Bir Singh Deo had good relations with the Mughal emperor Jehangir. In 1613 Raja Bir Singh Deo constructed the Jhansi fort. He died in 1627. After his death, his son Juhar Singh succeeded him.
This lovely creation of affection is one in every one of the Seven Wonders of the planet. it had been designed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan because of the final resting place for his favorite Queen, Mumtaz. Finished in by marble, it’s maybe an Asian nation’s most fascinating and delightful monument. It took twenty-two years to designed this marvelous stone creation and was completed in 1653 A.D. The mausoleum the bank of the Yamuna watercourse. The mausoleum has been designed on a Marvel Platform that stands on top of an arenaceous rock one. the foremost elegant dome of the Taj, with a diameter of sixty feet, rises eighty feet, over the building and directly beneath the dome is that the grave of Mumtaz Mahal. shah Jahan’s grave has been erected next to her by his son Aurangzeb. Fantastic Inlay works using semi-precious stones beautify and interiors.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
After arriving in Delhi, our representative will welcome you and guide you to your prebooked hotel room. Make a comfortable overnight stay out there.
Day 2: Delhi
Enjoy the breakfast in the hotel and start your tour from Old Delhi onwards and visit Red Fort, the Jama Masjid Asia’s largest mosque, Rajghat – the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi – the “Father of the Nation”. Afternoon, a tour of New Delhi to include Humanyun’s Tomb, Birla Mandir, Lotus Temple (Bahai Temple), Qutab Minar, India Gate, and President’s House. Drive past Connaught Place, and in the evening attend the mesmerizing sound and light show at Red Fort. Return to the hotel. Make a comfortable overnight stay out there.
Day 3: Delhi- Jaipur
In the morning take breakfast in the hotel, drive to Jaipur tour. Upon arrival at Jaipur and check-in hotel. Take an afternoon sightseeing tour in Jaipur, and later visit Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) situated in the old walled city of Jaipur. Return to the hotel. Make a comfortable overnight stay out there.
Day 4: Jaipur
Relish yourself completely in the rich and tasty breakfast before leaving for the excursion to Amer Fort – which was an ancient capital till the early eighteenth century (1728). Amer fort is located on the top of the hill, built by Maharaja Man Singh in the 16th century, which also houses marble temple of goddess Kali. In the evening, shop around in the Bazaars and look for traditional handicrafts and other precious gems. Return to the hotel. Make a comfortable overnight stay out there.
Day 5: Jaipur – Agra
Relish yourself completely in the rich and tasty breakfast leave for Agra. On route to Agra, visit Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful Jama Masjid / The Buland Darwaza, palace of Queen Jodha Bai and Birbal’s (a Minister) Palace. In the evening you reach Agra. Stay overnight in the hotel and relax.
Day 6: Agra – Gwalior
In the early morning enjoy the romantic sight of the Taj Mahal, and later return to the hotel for the breakfast. Plan a half-day sightseeing tour of Agra city, and visit Agra Fort & Itmad-ud-Talulah. After enjoying for a while, take a road journey to Gwalior. After arriving in Gwalior, check-in the hotel. If you desire, you can be the part of the mesmerizing evening and visit Sound and light show at Gwalior Fort. Make a comfortable overnight stay out there.
Day 7: Gwalior – Orchha
Relish yourself completely in the rich and tasty breakfast leave for sightseeing tour of Gwalior city, and later in the afternoon take a road journey to Orchha. Make a comfortable overnight stay out there.
Day 8: Orchha – Khajuraho
After breakfast, plan out guided sightseeing of Orchha. The place is fabulous and known for its amazing monuments, rich history as well as huge line of temples.
Travel to Khajuraho and spend some moments out there. Later take a road drive to visit Jhansi, and accommodate yourself in the hotel. After relaxing for a while, visit the temples carved in rich artistry that depicts sensual love and life mudras, and dedicated to a variety of Hindu Gods. The temples were built during the regime of Chandela Rajputs in the 10th Century. Book the hotel; and make a comfortable overnight stay out there.
Day 9: Khajuraho – Varanasi
Have breakfast and then visit a southern group of Khajuraho temples. Later in the afternoon catch a direct flight to Varanasi. On arrival, book the hotel; and make a comfortable overnight stay out there. If desired, make an optional visit to the Ghats or Banks of the river Ganges. Book the hotel; and make a comfortable overnight stay out there.
Day 10: Varanasi
Plan out an early morning boat ride on the Ganges and later visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Gyanvapi Mosque, Benaras Hindu University, and other important monuments. In the evening participate in the aarti performed in Vedic mantras on the Ghat alongside the Ganges. Make a comfortable overnight stay out there.
Day 11: Varanasi / Kathmandu (by air)
After breakfast, reach to Varanasi airport and catch a direct flight to Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, accommodate yourself in the hotel, and enjoy the evening by participating in leisure activities. Make a comfortable overnight stay out there.
Day 12: Kathmandu
After breakfast plan out a full day sightseeing tour and explore the Kathmandu city as visit Swyambhunath Temple, Patan Darbar, Pashupatinath, Bhadgaon and Boudhanath. Enjoy a shopping spree in the evening, and later reach the hotel. Make a comfortable overnight stay out there.
Day 13: Kathmandu – Pokhara
In the morning check out from the hotel and reach the airport to board a direct flight to Pokhra. When you arrive in Pokhara, accommodate yourself in the hotel
Pokhara is a city of lakes. There are several lakes, but the most popular amongst these lakes is Phewa Tal (lake). The eastern edge of the lake is occupied by hotels, lodges, Guest Houses and eatery shops. Make a comfortable overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 14: Pokhara – Kathmandu
In the morning check out from the hotel and reach the airport to board a direct flight to Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, accommodate yourself in the hotel. Enjoy the day in leisure activities, and later, make a comfortable overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 15: Kathmandu – Delhi Departure
After breakfast plan out your travel accordingly. You can either transfer to the airport for connecting flight to Delhi, or you can rest for a while in the hotel room. After you reach to Delhi, transfer to Delhi and later in the evening reach IGI airport to board an international flight to onward destination.