Start in New Delhi and end in Orchha! With the discovery tour Incredible India, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 8 other destinations in India. Incredible India includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Welcome to India! At the airport terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as we pick you up from the airport and take you to our Delhi hotel. Meet with your guide and group? 6:30pm at the lobby for brief information meeting about an amazing 13 days in India. Complimentary airport transfer* *Complimentary airport transfer is available on the first day of the tour for flights arriving between 05:00am until 23:30pm. Please forward your flight details to email@example.com to book it.
Well begin to explore Delhi after breakfast, a colorful and chaotic city. Our first stop will be Old Delhi which includes visiting the magnificent Red Fort, built on the banks of River Yamuna by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. The Raj Ghat, memorial to Mahatma Ghandi and the Jama Masjid, India?s largest mosque. Once finished we will visit the jam-packed lanes of Chandni Chowk in a Rickshaw. This is the busiest commercial area of the city and brings to life the atmosphere of an oriental bazaar. In the afternoon we will head to modern New Delhi where you?ll be able to see many historic monuments such as the 12th century Qutab Minar which famous for the Ashokan iron pillar, Humayuns? Tomb which is a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture, and in contrast, visit the modern Lakshimi Narayan Temple. Lastly, we?ll drive past India Gate, the city?s World War I memorial, the President?s residence, Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings, all designed by Lutyens. ? Meals: Breakfast
After breakfast we will hit the road and depart Delhi to head to Jaipur which will take about 6 hours. Jaipur is a city of history and tradition which dates back to its foundation in the 17th century by Sawai Jai Singh, from whom it derives its name. Jaipur is almost equidistant from Delhi and Agra and forms part of the famed Golden Triangle, which so many travellers to North India embark on. In the evening we will visit Birla temple for evening Aarti. Meals: Breakfast
Right after the breakfast well explore Jaipur with a city tour. Well visit Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds. Afterwards we drive out of town to visit Amber Fort where you?ll be able to walk to the entrance of this traditional Rajasthani Fort and once inside the walls, you?ll see precious stones and mirrors embellishing the plaster-work walls. In the afternoon will stop by City Palace, a huge sprawling complex which is still home to the former royal family who live in one section. The rest has been converted into a museum which holds an impressive collection of royal weapons and the Hawa Mahal. We also visit the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and features the world?s largest stone sundial. Meals: Breakfast
In and around DausaWe drive to Dausa after breakfast and visiting Galta Temple (also know as Monkey Temple) and Abhaneri Stepwell. It?s a 100ft well made in 9th Century and is an architectural marvel. In the afternoon well check-in to our hotel and you can enjoy kite flying or play a cricket match with hotel staff. Later visit their organic farm, dairy & poultry farm followed by cooking demonstration by hotel staff. Meals:? Breakfast
After breakfast leave for Agra, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri. The abandoned, ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri lies some 40 km from Agra. The city was built by the Emperor Akbar in 1569, in honour of Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti, who prophesied that Akbar would have three sons. For 14 years Fatehpur Sikri was Akbar?s capital until a lack of water forced the city to be abandoned. The city is remarkably well-preserved, and visitors can see the Jama Masjid, the tomb of Salim Chisti, and several palaces In the afternoon visit the Agra Fort and later during sunset visit the Taj Mahal. If there is one image that sums up India to the world, it is the Taj Mahal. This beautiful?Monument in Agra is an absolute must for every visitor. Taj Mahal, the white marble tomb built in 22 years (1631 ? 1653) by the Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved Queen Mumtaz. Over 20,000 craftsman from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy laboured for 22 years to build this masterpiece. The Taj is closed on Fridays. Meals: Breakfast
Today, you have free time to explore Agra on your own. In the evening transfer to railway station to board overnight train to Varanasi. (Depart at 07:45 pm / Arrive to Varanasi (next day) at 08:50 am ) Meals: Breakfast
Arrive to? Varanasi Railway station and transfer to hotel for check in. In the afternoon, we join tour of Varanasi visiting the Bharat Mata Temple, which features a big relief map of Mother India engraved in marbleand the 18th century Durga Temple, commonly known as the Monkey Temple due to the huge population of the monkeys. Proceed to the Tulsi Manas Temple, crafted from white marble which features the entire Ramayana inscribed on its walls. Visit the Bhu, considered as the biggest residential university in Asia. Witness AARTI ceremony at the Ghats in the evening. Meals: Breakfast
In and around KhajurahoEarly morning we drive (before the sun rise) to Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the worlds oldest and most important religions. Return for a walk through the cobblestone streets along the banks of "Ganga". As shops are opening, the place now becomes a beehive of activity as the faithful are coming and going. Visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and return to the hotel for breakfast. Discover Sarnath, the premier centre for Buddhism with a rich collection of ancient Buddhist relics and antiques. Late in the evening transfer to railway station for the overnight train to Khajuraho. (Depart from Varanasi at 05:45 pm / Arrive to Khajuraho at 11:35 pm) Meals: Breakfast
In the morning, we arrive at Khajuraho railway station and transfer to hotel. Afternoon we visit the Khajuraho temples. The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu temples and Jain temples and are one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. The temples are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures Meals: Breakfast
In and around JhansiAfter breakfast we transfer to railway station to board train to Jhansi from where you will be transfer to your hotel in Orchha. (Transfer by car in case train is not available) Orcha is a medieval city founded by Bundela rulers with palaces and temples dating back to the 16th and 17th century. Tour of the city to explore the sites within the Fort Complex. Roam around the town and visit the temples on the bank of Betwa river. Overnight stay in Orchha. Meals: Breakfast
After breakfast, we transfer to Jhansi railway station to board train for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast
Our trip will end today after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, bid you safe travels, and check-out of the hotel at 11:00am. There is a departure airport transfer available, please book your transfer with your guide. Meals: Breakfast Complimentary airport transfer* *Complimentary airport transfer is available on the last day of the tour between 05:00am until 17:30pm. Please book your transfer with your guide.