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North India Special

 
13 Nights / 14 Days

The North India, strategically, most important part of India has shaped the course of India's historical and cultural evolution over the last 3500 years. The three main religions - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism; the origin of sacred river Ganga, Yamuna and sources of many other important rivers are in northern India. The mighty Himalayas from Himachal Pradesh to Arunachal Pradesh safeguarding the country are also part of the northern India. Delhi, the capital of India has seen the battle between many emperors and has been ruled by them from time to time. Some of the outstanding monuments like Qutab Minar, Jama Mosque, Humayun's Tomb were built by Mughal Emperors during their regime. Rajasthan, one of the most colourful and vibrant state of India is proudly associated with northern India. Most famous for its Forts and Palaces; Rajasthan's Thar Desert and Cattle Fairs are no less interesting. Uttar Pradesh, the most populated state in the country has beautiful monuments like Taj Mahal; wildlife sanctuaries and is associated with river Ganges as her source of origin from Gaumukh in the Himalayas.

Itinerary Package Details

Day 01: Delhi
Arrive Delhi Airport / Railway station and check into the hotel. Later visit the Old Delhi which is famous for the historical sights. Here one can visit The Jama Mosque- built in 1650 AD - the India’s largest mosque, which is made of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Drive past the northern gate of the mosque which leads to fabled Chandni Chowk (Moonlight square) and is the main area of the old city. Also visit the breathtaking Red Fort (1639-48) built by the builder of the Taj Mahal – Shah Jehan, famous for its delicately carved inlaid and Royal chambers. Thereafter proceed on to Raj Ghat –the cremation site of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. Spend the rest of the day at leisure and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast in the morning directly proceed for the sightseeing of New Delhi includes a drive past Safdarjang’s Tomb (1753 AD) and visit the Qutab Minar 73 meters high which tapers from a 15 m diameter base to just 2.5 m at the top. The walls consist intricately carved quotations from Koran (the holy book of the Muslims) and is one of the most perfect towers of the Persian world. Nearby amidst the ruins of Quwat-ul-Islam mosque stands the Iron pillar, which has stood the vagaries of weather and has not rusted over 1500 years. The drive through New Delhi, includes the Embassy area (Diplomatic enclave), Rastrapati Bhawan (The President’s House –1929) and the Government buildings (1921-30). Spend the rest of the day at leisure and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur
After breakfast in the morning proceed to Jaipur (258kms – 6hrs drive approx.) by surface, Check-in at the hotel, and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Jaipur.

Day 04: Jaipur
After breakfast in the morning proceed for the tour, visit Amber Fort and enjoy the elephant ride. Later visit Royal Palace museum, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Jaipur.

Day 05: Jaipur – Dausa (Bhanderaj)

After breakfast in the morning proceed to Dausa (51kms – 1hr drive approx.) by surface and check into the hotel. Afternoon city tour of Dausa visit Mataji Ka Mandir of finely carved sculptures dating back to12th century AD that are worshipped are built in the front wall of a modern temple (built in 1965), also visit Nilkanth Mahadev Temple a large stone Linga, was also found whose top only is visible above the ground. It originally belonged to a Shiv Temple and other five Shiv Temples in Dausa. All the five Shiva lingas belong to late medieval period, including the one on the top of the hill described by Daya Ram Sahni The top of the hill is occupied by an irregularly shaped fort, which is believed to have been constructed by a tribe of Bargujars. It is said that it was extorted by the Kachhawah Prince, Dulha Rai, when he migrated from Narwar in Gwalior around 967 AD. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Dausa.

Day 06: Dausa – Mathura
After breakfast in the morning proceed to Mathura (116kms – 3hrs drive approx.) by surface check into the hotel. After lunch proceed to city tour, the ancient land of Mathura has been known for its mythical associations and is highly revered among the various other religious places of India. The ancient land of Mathura has been known for its mythical associations and is highly revered among the various other religious places of India. t is the birth place of Lord Krishna. Visit Vrindavan temple, it is a highly sacred Hindu pilgrimage site and is strewn with about 4000 temples. It is also an important seat of ISKCON, which is very popular in India and the West, also visit Madan Mohan Temple, Banke Bihari Temple and Radhavallabha Temple. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Mathura.

Day 07: Mathura – Agra (Via Fatehpur Sikri)
After breakfast in the morning proceed to Agra (56kms – 1hr drive approx.) by surface via Fatehpur Sikri check into the hotel and later visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Red Fort containing the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Agra.

Day 08: Agra – Gwalior
After breakfast in the morning proceed to Gwalior (130kms – 3hrs drive approx.) by surface check into the hotel. Afternoon visit the Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal(today an archaeological museum), The fort, Temples of Sas-Bahu, Teli Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad and the Mausoleum of Tansen.

Day 09: Gwalior – Jhansi 
After breakfast in the morning proceed to Jhansi (175kms – 4hrs drive approx.) by surface check into the hotel. Later visit the forts and palaces that remind us of the valor and struggle of the bygone era. During the Sepoy Mutiny, it was in Jhansi that Rani Lakshmi Bai, Tantya Tope and Nana Sahib planned the struggle of the 1857 revolution, also visit Mahalakshmi temple. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Agra.

Day 10: Jhansi – Khajuraho  
After breakfast in the morning proceed to Khajuraho (185kms – 4hrs drive approx.) by surface check into the hotel. Later proceed to the world famous Khajuraho temples were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunset Yogini Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, The Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples. Visit the Eastern group of temples that consist of the Parasvanath Temple - the only Jain Temple surviving at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum, the Javeri Temple dedicated to Vishnu. The other temples in this group are those dedicated to Brahma, Yamuna and Adinath. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Agra.

Day 11: Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh
After breakfast in the morning visit the temples which are famous for erotic sculptures and later proceed to Bandhavgarh (280kms – 6hrs drive approx.) by surface check into the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Bandhavgarh.

Day 12: Bandhavgarh
After breakfast in the morning proceed for Jungle activities. Stay overnight in Bandhavgarh

Day 13: Bandhavgarh - Jabalpur
After breakfast in the morning proceed to Jabalpur (205kms – 5hrs drive approx.) by surface check into the hotel. Later visit Jabalpur which is an ideal gateway to the Kanha National Park. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Jabalpur.

Day 14: Jabalpur - Delhi
After breakfast check out from the hotel at 1200hrs for departure transfer to board Train No. 2192 for your onward destination and Tour Ends.
 




 




 

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