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INDIA BESTOUR A (Privately Escorted)
Gems of India, Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Khajuraho & Varanasi
11 days / 10 nights
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Delhi (2 nights)
Jaipur (2 nights)
Agrat (3 nights)
Khajuraho (1 night)
Varanasi (2 nights)
Tour Features
  • Train fare and domestic airfare within India
  • Premier or deluxe hotels throughout
  • 10 breakfast (B), 9 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing of each city's highlights
Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Depart Hometown
Depart the U.S. on your odyssey to Asia aboard your selected airline to India.
Day 2: Arrive Delhi, India (1 Meal included - D)
Transfer to your luxury hotel amidst the treasures in the center of Delhi the capital. Delhi- The capital and also a kaleidoscope, depicting the beautiful country of India. The seat of administration, it houses a treasure of monuments expressing the saga of a bygone era. These icons are testimony to the grandeur of past. With an area of 1483 sq. Kms, Delhi is all set to acquire full statehood. The charm of Delhi has attracted Emperors, Conquerors and poor equally. It is correctly said that Delhi is a land of 'Dilwalas' or for people with heart. This phrase acquires a true colour when one goes around the lanes of Delhi. From a string of historical monuments to modern commercial centers, Delhi has evolved into an exceptional and dynamic city, offering a wealth of shopping and sightseeing activities.
HOTEL: TAJ PALACE or METROPOLITAN (premier)
HOTEL: RAMADA PLAZA (deluxe)
Day 3: Delhi (2 Meals included - B,D)
After breakfast, enjoy a guided city sightseeing tour of Old Delhi – Visit the magnificent Red Fort (Lal Qila). Built in the 17th century, constructed by the Mugal Emperor Shahjahan, it served as the Capital city of the Mugal Empire until 1857. The layout of the Red Fort was organized to retain and integrate this site with the Salimgarh Fort. The Fortress palace was an important focal point of the medieval city of Shahjahanabad. Later visit Jama Masjid, considered to be the largest in India. Walk down the narrow lanes where the traditional traders still thrive in Chandni Chowk - a typical Indian Bazaar. Also visit Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Afternoon city sightseeing tour of New Delhi- Highlights include: The Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, Parliament House, Laxmi Narayan Temple [Birla Mandir], Connaught Place, and The Royal Government buildings.
Day 4: Delhi/Jaipur (2 Meals included - B,D)
By road (258kms / 06 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur. Enroute, enjoy the beautiful Indian countryside before arriving at your hotel. Jaipur: Also referred to by its’ romantic nickname, "The Pink City". In addition to boasting the grand Amber Fort, is also a central repository for the region's wonderful crafts. Jaipur is famous for its gems and jewelry, enamel and brassware, blue pottery, embroidered leather footwear, rugs, tie-and-dye cotton fabrics, fine Kota doria saris, and ready-made linen and home-wear. Afternoon guided city tour of Jaipur. Jaipur is also known as The Pink City because of the pink colour of its buildings. It is picturesquely situated in the heart of Rajasthan surrounded on all sides, except on the south, by rugged hills crowded with medieval fortresses. Visit the City Palace, Mubarak Hall, Chandra Mahal and Pothikhana, which houses collections of paintings and manuscripts, as well as the museum of Arms and Armory.
HOTEL: RAJPUTANA SHERATON (premier)
HOTEL: PARK PRIME (deluxe)
Day 5: Jaipur (2 Meals included - B,D)
After breakfast, enjoy a guided excursion to Amber Fort - Situated atop a hill overlooking the city, Amber Fort was the old capital before the city of Jaipur was built. The Palace is laid out at different levels on the hillside and surrounded by a fortress. A ride on a decorated elephant to ascend the hill to the Palace is a thrilling experience for every visitor. The construction of the Amber Fort began in the year 1592 and was started by Man Singh I, but it was later completed by his descendant Jai Singh I. The exterior of the Fort is not in the least like its interiors. The outside is very imposing and rugged looking whereas the inside is a comforting and warm interior which is influenced by both Hindu and Muslim style of ornamentation. On the walls, are paintings depicting various hunting scenes, intricate carvings, mosaics, and minute mirror work that make the halls look majestic and imperial. Also visit Jantar Mantar- Jai Singh’s observatory and Hawa Mahal or “Palace of Winds”. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 6: Jaipur/Agra (2 Meals included - B,D)
By road via Fatehpur Sikri (250kms/ 5hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Agra. Enroute, visit Fatehpur Sikri and enjoy the beautiful Indian countryside before arriving at your hotel. Fatehpur Sikri- Twenty-seven miles from Agra, where phantoms of ancient pomp and splendor fill a deserted city, silent witnesses to a vanished dream, stands Akbar’s grandeur Capital. Shortly after it was completed, this magnificent fortress was abandoned by the Emperor due to lack of adequate water supply. The marble tomb of the Saint “Salim Chisti” and the Bulland Durwaza, the highest gateway in the world, are some of the highlights of the fortress. Agra – Home of the world-famous Taj Mahal, best described as “poetry in marble’, because of its beauty, grace and exquisite workmanship. The city of Agra contains a wealth of palaces and monuments that recall the days of Mughal splendors.
HOTEL: MUGHAL SHERATON (premier)
HOTEL: HOWARD PARK (deluxe)
Day 7: Agra (2 Meals included - B,D)
After breakfast, enjoy a guided visit of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays) Stands serene and awesome on a raised marble platform, by the banks of the Yamuna, testifying to the timelessness of art and love. Its pure white marble shimmers silver in the soft moonlight, exudes a shell - pink glow at dawn, and at the close of the day, takes on the tawny, fiery hue of the majestic sun. Shahjahan built the monument in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the 'lady of the Taj'. It has been called the most extravagant monument ever built for the sake of love. The construction of the Taj commenced in 1631, and was completed in 1653. Workers were gathered from all over the country and from Central Asia, and about 20,000 people were recruited to translate this wild dream into a reality. Among the other monuments that Agra takes pride in is the Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565, under Akbar, and continued till the time of his grandson, Shahjahan. Armed with massive double walls, punctuated by four gateways, the fort houses palaces, courts, mosques, baths, gardens and gracious pavilions within its premises. Among the fascinating structures that are to be found within the fort, is the red sandstone Jehangiri Mahal built by Akbar for his Hindu queen, Jodhabai. It was one of the earliest constructions illustrating the fort's change from a military structure to a palace.
Day 8: Agra/Jhansi/Khajuraho (2 Meals included - B,D)
Morning train to Jhansi – Bhopal Shtbdi # 2002, follow by road to Khajuraho (181kms / 3.5hrs)
After breakfast, transfer to the railway station in time to board the train to Jhansi. Assistance on arrival in Jhansi, drive to Khajuraho, and transfer to hotel. Khajuraho is situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho derives its name from the Khajur tree (the date palm tree), which can be found in abundance in the area. Once the capital of a powerful dynasty of Hindu kings called the Chandelles (959 A.D.), it is today famous for its magnificent temples, considered to be among the most vibrantly original words of Hindu architecture and Sculpture. Afternoon guided visit to the Eastern and western temples. The fascinating temples of Khajuraho, were built between 950 and 1050 A.D. These magnificent temples are India's unique gift of love to the world. The divine sculptures in these temples are a tribute to life itself, embodying everything that is sublime and spontaneous about it. The murals depict the life and times of the Chandelas, and celebrate the erotic state of being. They not only testify to the mastery of the craftsman, but also to the extraordinary breadth of vision of the Chandela Rajputs under whose reign, these temples were constructed.
HOTEL: TAJ CHANDELA (premier)
HOTEL: CLARK (deluxe)
Day 9: Khajuraho/Varanasi (2 Meals included - B,D)
Fly to Varanasi. After breakfast, transfer to the airport in time to board the flight to Varanasi. Varanasi (also known as Banaras) is one of the oldest living cities in the world and the ultimate pilgrimage for Hindus, who believe that to die in the city, is to attain instant salvation. Situated on the banks of the Ganga, Varanasi is the tract of Holy Land lying between the rivers Varuna and Assi. Which flow into Ganga. Varanasi is also known as Kashi, the city of light, since of the twelve "Jyotirlinga" is installed here. Sarnath - Sarnath- the buried Buddhist city-seven miles from Varanasi where Gautam Buddha delivered his first sermon in the quietness of Deer Park and set the “Wheel of Law,” is where you will visit the Sarnath Museum with the Ashoka Pillar.
HOTEL: TAJ GATEWAY (premier)
HOTEL: CLARK (deluxe)
Day 10: Varanasi (2 Meals included - B,D)
Morning boat ride on the Holy Ganges to view the religious activity at the bathing ghats for an insight into the cultural background of India. It provides an absorbing spectacle of thousands of Hindus engaged in their ritual bathing. Visits ghats and temples on the bank of the river. Afternoon visits include Banaras Hindu University, Kashi Vishwanath Mandir. Also enjoy a Rikshaw Ride to the banks (Ghats) of the river Ganges to witness Aartis.
Day 11: Varanasi/Delhi (1 Meal included - B)
Fly to Delhi, leisure time to relax and prepare for your journey back home. Afternoon transfer to the airport in time to board the flight for Delhi. Assistance on arrival by A/c Car / Tempo till final Departure. If time permits between arrival time into Delhi, and the required time for passengers to report at the airport for their departure to the U.S., the guide will take passengers for shopping.

Note: No hotel is booked for this day. Departure transfer to the airport in the evening in time to board your flight back to New York.
Pricing
The above is the suggested itinerary for individual, family and group travel. The itinerary and features may be changed to suit your needs. For further details and competitive pricing please contact us at info@bestour.com.

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