Golden triangle with kamasutra temples
Duration : 10 Days / 9 Nights
Destination Covered : Delhi – Jaipur - Agra – Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho - Delhi
Day 01: Arrive - Delhi
Max Holidays welcomes you to Delhi! As you arrive at Delhi airport you see the company representative standing just outside the airport waiting for you with a placard of your name. He will greet you in Indian traditional style and will transfer you to your hotel in your private air conditioned car. Night stay will be at the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi sightseeing
Today starting our Golden Triangle tour with our first stop Delhi, the capital of India. Delhi holds the art of Mughal architecture in old part and British (Victorian) in new part.
After having the breakfast at the hotel, we will proceed for guided sightseeing with Old Delhi, where on reaching we will drive through Red Fort, built by Shah Jahan, where he moved his capital from Agra to Delhi, the same Red Fort is also built in Agra. Stop at the Jama Masjid just near the Red Fort. Jama Masjid is the largest mosque of India, where the Muslims visit every Friday to offer prayers. After we visit Jama Masjid, we will hop into the colourful decorated Rickshaw (a tricycle) to explore the Old Delhi area as its full view. The rickshaw will ride us through narrow busy lanes, where you will see the heritage and culture of Old Delhi, one can shop here suits and saris at reasonable price, eat at the local outlets and small shops. Have lunch at the local restaurant or hotel. And then, we will head towards the New Delhi, driving through India Gate, Presidents Palace where we are going to visit the beautiful monuments - Qutab Minar and Humayun Tomb – both are the true examples of Mughal architectures.
In evening if you wish, you can visit the Lotus temple, a flower shape temple known for its beautiful architecture and gardens after that we will stop there for overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur
After breakfast at the hotel, we will leave for Jaipur, along one of the India's finest freeways. Jaipur is a capital of Rajasthan and main tourist attraction, due to its rich history, culture, old historical monuments, colourful bazaars and hospitality of its people.
On arrival at the Jaipur, check into your hotel.
After wash and change, explore the local streets and markets of Jaipur and enjoy the street foods. You can buy the souvenirs for your loved ones here. It is world famous for precious and semi precious stones, handicrafts and textiles, carpets and jewel items.
In evening, we will visit to the local restaurants for dinner accompanying the cultural dance programme and puppet show.
Day 04: Jaipur sightseeing
Morning head towards the sightseeing of colourful city of Jaipur, where we will visit the Amber Fort stands 11 kms from the city. Here, we will enjoy an elephant ride, which will take you to the entrance gate of the fort; you will feel a sense of royalty like a Maharani while riding on the Elephant. On reaching the entry gate of fort, our guide will accompany you.
After detailed touring of Amber Fort, we will visit another Fort overlooking the Amber, which is Jaigarh Fort. The fort was built to safeguard the city, the large cannons of that time, are still the special attraction today.
From here, continue our drive to Jaipur city, to visit and enjoy the other monuments. Starting with Hawa Mahal, which is beautiful wind palace constructed for royal ladies. Here, you can also have a lunch at the local restaurants and enjoy the market walks. Later visit City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar Observatory. Overnight stay is at hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur – Abhaneri Stepwell – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
After a leisure breakfast at the hotel, we drive to the city of Taj Mahal – Agra, formerly the capital of Mughal Emperor.
Enroute we will stop at the Abhaneri step wells, these are the large step wells, created in 800-900 AD to store the rain water, and another interesting place here to visit is Harshat Mata temple.
Continue our drive to Agra, where we will stop at the Fatehpur Sikri, the city now in ruins. The city was built by Shahjahan to shift his capital from Agra, but could not do so, due to acute lack of water.
After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, drive to Agra and check into your hotel.
Day 06: Agra sightseeing
Today, we wake up early in the morning to witness the spectacular view of Taj at sunrise. Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor ShahJahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The guide will accompany you to the Taj Mahal and explains each part of it.
After exploring the Taj Mahal, we will drive to hotel for wash and breakfast. Have a leisurely breakfast and then we proceed for further sightseeing of monuments. Visit the majestic Agra Fort, built by the great Mughal emperor Akbar with red sandstones.
Afternoon visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb known as "Baby Taj" - A marble monument with delicate set in work built by Noor Jahan, queen of Jahangir for her father, in 1628.
Later in evening return back to the hotel for night stay at Agra.
Day 07: Agra – Jhansi (by Shatabdi Express train) – Orchha
Early morning, our representative will assist you to Agra train station to board your super fast train to Jhansi. On board you will be served with packed breakfast, by the railway authority. Once arrive at Jhansi train station, we will drive to Orchha village and check into our heritage look hotel.
After wash and change, we proceed for the local sightseeing of Orchha which was once the capital of Bundela Rulers. Unlike many forts and palaces in India, the Orchha forts, temples are simple but hold its own charm, in which the most famous are Jehangir Mahal - built by Raja Bir Singh Deo to honor the visit of Mughal Emperor Jehangir, the Raj Mahal and the Laxmi Narayan temple known for Frescoes and wall painting.
Evening is at leisure to explore the local vicinity.
Day 08: Orchha - Khajuraho
Following a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we will leave for Khajuraho – the city of love and romance famous for its erotic group of temples.
On arrival in Khajuraho, check into your hotel. After wash and change, we proceed for sightseeing of Western Group and Eastern group of erotic temples. These temples consist of Kandariya Temple, Vishvanath Temple, Lakshmana Temple, Chaturbhuja Temple, Jagdambi Temple etc are some of the main attraction the complex.
Evening, we will enjoy the sound and light show at western group of temple. The temple complex comes alive in the evening when a 50 minutes 'Light & Sound Show' evoke the life with the voice of superstar Amitabh Bachchan narrating the story of this great architecture dating back to 10th century. Night stay in the hotel.
Day 09: Khajuraho – Delhi (by flight)
After breakfast at hotel, enjoy the morning walks at the local vicinity and transfer to the airport to board your flight to Delhi.
On arrival at Delhi, our representative will meet you and transfer to your pre booked hotel.
Rest of the time is at leisure for last minute shopping. Overnight stay will be at your hotel.
Day 10: Leave from Delhi
Transfer to the Delhi International Airprot to board your onward flight