Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Bodhgaya

Supplement 

Airfare for sector Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi  will be given separately at the time of Booking

Services Included:

  • Accommodation on double/twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis inclusive of presently applicable taxes
  • Arrival/departure transfers, sightseeing/excursion tours as per program using one air-conditioned Vehicle.
  • Services of an English & Spanish speaking accompany guide
  • Entrance fees at the monuments and places to visit
  • Train fare for sector Agra-Jhansi in air-conditioned chair car class
  • Assistance on arrival/departure by our representative
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur
  • Boat ride on river Ganges, Varanasi
  • All applicable current government taxes.

Services Not included:

 Any airfare airport tax and expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls, laundry, tipping to the drivers and guides, camera charges etc.

Hotels envisaged as follows:

Cities
3 Star Hotels
4 Star Hotels
Food Plan
Delhi
Jivitesh
The Royal Plaza
CP
Jaipur
Holiday Inn
Golden Tulip
CP
Agra
Howard Sarovar Portico
Radisson Blu
CP
Khajuraho
Radisson Blu
The Lalit Temple View
CP
Varanasi
Hindustan International
Ramada JHV
CP
Bodhgaya
Hotel Lotus Nikko (2 Star)
Hotel Lotus Nikko (2 Star)
CP
Delhi
Jivitesh
The Royal Plaza
CP

Price
Price will be given according to travel date & no: of person. For more details mail to helpdesk@karwingz.com

Please note:

  • The check in time at the above hotels is 1400 hours and check out time is 12 Noon.
  • The names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. The base category of room is foreseen in the above cost. Similarly the other services specified are foreseen in the rates quoted.  It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels or the other services are confirmed as per the terms and conditions indicated until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and the other services on similar lines. The difference of the rates (supplement/reduction) whatever applicable will be passed on to you.

Additional information

Duration12 Nights/13 Days
VenueIndia
Tour Code
Price Starts@ Specified *
1

Arrive Delhi

  • Arrive Delhi.
  • Meeting and assistance by our Representative
  • Rest of the day at leisure.
  • Overnight at hotel.
2

Delhi – Jaipur by Coach

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Drive to Jaipur (265 km / 165 miles / 5 hrs drive).
  • Upon arrival at Jaipur, check-in at hotel
  • Rest of the day at leisure.
  • Overnight at hotel.
3

In Jaipur

Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City, was founded in 1727 AD by one of the greatest rulers of the Kachhawaha clan, the astronomer king Sawai Jai Singh. The pink color was used at the time of making to create an impression of red sandstone buildings of Mughal cities – and repainted in 1876, during the visit of the Prince of Wales. The city is best explored on foot and the adventurous visitor willing to go into the inner lanes can discover a whole new world not visible to the tourist-in-a-hurry.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Morning (0800hrs) excursion to Amber Fort including elephant ride. Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Jai Mahal and Temple of Kali. Ascend on Elephant back, the hill, on which the fort is situated.
  • Afternoon (1400 hrs) city tour of Jaipur, Maharaja’s City Palace, the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the Royal Observatory, Albert Hall. Later, drive through this “Pink City’s” business and residential areas.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
4

Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri - Agra By Coach

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Morning (0830 hrs) drive to Agra (234 km / 146 miles / approx 5 hrs drive) en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. 38 km before Agra, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water.
  • Upon arrival at Agra, check-in at hotel
  • Rest of the day at leisure.
  • Overnight at hotel.
5

In Agra

The Taj Mahal was built by the third Mughal emperor of India, Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died during childbirth. Although it is not known for sure who planned the Taj Mahal, the name of an Indian architect of Persian descent, Ustad Ahmad Lahori, has been cited in many sources. As soon as construction began in 1630, masons, craftsmen, sculptors, and calligraphers were summoned from Persia, the Ottoman Empire, and Europe to work on the masterpiece. It took 12 years of hard labour and 20,000 labourers to build the mausoleum.

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Morning (0900 hrs) visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains (Taj Mahal closed on Fridays)
  • Afternoon (1400 hrs) visit the Agra Fort near the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the important 16th-century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra. This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques.
  • Rest of the day free for local shopping.
  • Overnight at hotel.
6

Agra – Jhansi by Train And Drive To Khajuraho

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • In time transfer (0730 hrs) to station to board Shatabdi Express at 0815/1045 hrs for Jhansi.
  • Assistance on arrival and drive to Khajuraho (170 km / 106 miles / approx 4 hrs drive) en route visiting Orchha.
  • Orchha‘s grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time; a rich legacy to the ages. For, on this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly and the palaces and temple built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th centuries retain much of their pristine perfection.
  • Upon arrival at Khajuraho (1800 hrs), check-in at hotel
  • Evening (2000 hrs) Folk dances of India (45 min).
  • Overnight at hotel.
7

Khajuraho – Varanasi by Air

Khajuraho is a fascinating village with a quaint rural ambience and a rich cultural heritage. The fascinating temples of Khajuraho, India’s unique gift of love to the world represent the expression of a highly matured civilization.

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Morning (0900 hrs) city tour of Khajuraho visiting the Eastern and Western group of temples that consist of the Parasvanath Temple, which is 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.
  • (1145 hrs) In time transfer to airport to connect flight for Varanasi.
  • Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel
  • Evening (1800 hrs) witness to see aarti ceremony on river Ganges.
  • Overnight at hotel.
8

In Varanasi

Varanasi- As old a city as Babylon, Varanasi is one of the holiest pilgrimage centres of India. Here, mornings begin with prayers at the ghats, a holy dip and the tinkling of temple bells. It bustles with people whose lives are concentrated on being good Hindus. Social events mean religious festivals. This is a city soaked in devotion.

  • Early Morning (0630 hrs) boat cruise on the holy river Ganges to see the Bathing ghats and Cremation site. Watching people bathing and worshipping at the Ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India.
  • Return to hotel for Breakfast.
  • Morning (1000 hrs) city tour of Varanasi, visiting the Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
  • Afternoon (1400 hrs) excursion to Sarnath, the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 6th century B.C. to 12th century A.D. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple and the Museum (Museum closed on Fridays).
  • Overnight at hotel.
9

Varanasi – Bodhgaya By Coach

The life of Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, is associated with the small town of Bodhgaya. It is one of the four holiest cities of Buddhist faith. The Mahabodhi temple is the main attraction of this town and is located near the spot where Lord Buddha attained spiritual enlightenment. Bodhgaya is not only an important Buddhist pilgrim center, but it is also an important center for the study of Buddhism.

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Morning (0900 hrs) drive to Bodhgaya (255 km / 160 miles / approx 5 hrs drive)
  • Upon arrival, check-in at hotel
  • Afternoon (1430 hrs) visit to Mahabodhi Temple and Bodhi tree, Great Buddha Statue, Niranjana River, Sujata Temple – which is just across the Niranjana River and it is just 30 mins walk through the paddy fields. The rest of the day will be visiting other Buddhist temples in Bodhagaya.
  • Evening (1900 hrs) visit the main temple and join the prayer ceremony and attend Prayer ceremony at the Mahabodhi Temple.
  • Overnight at hotel.
10

Bodhgaya - Varanasi by Coach

  • Early morning (0630 hrs) visit the Main temple and the sites around the temple, The bodhi tree, 07 holy spots where Buddha spent one week (at each spot) after he was enlightened. Return to Hotel for breakfast and later visit the 80 mtrs high Budha Statue, and Niranjana river bank. Cross the river and walk in the village area to visit the Sujata village-A pilgrimage centre for Budhist. Sujata was the lady who offered rice and Milk to Gautama while he was meditating on the bank of the river Niranjana One can also visit the Buddhist Monasteries.
  • Return to hotel for breakfast.
  • Morning (1100 hrs) drive to Varanasi (255 km / 160 miles / approx 5 hrs drive)
  • Upon arrival at Varanasi, check-in at hotel
  • Rest of the day at leisure.
  • Overnight at hotel.
11

Varanasi – Delhi by Air

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Morning (0900)visitLahiri Mahasaya house where he lived, one of the gurus of Yogananda and Amma Anandamayi ashram
  • Later visit the Jain monastery and University of Benares and the temple Shivaista
  • (1600) In time transfer to airport to connect flight for Delhi.
  • Meeting and Assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel
  • Overnight at hotel.
12

In Delhi

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Morning (0900 hrs) city sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, visiting Qutab Minar, India Gate (War Memorial), Humayun’s Tomb, Lakshmi Narayan Temple-modern Hindu Temple, Lotus Temple drive past President’s House, Parliament House and Secretariat Buildings. Also visit Raj Ghat – the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
  • Overnight at hotel.
13

Depart Delhi

  • In time transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward destination
  • Reporting time is 3 hrs before the flight schedule time.

Things to Know

There are a few things to know before going to any country that will help eliminate surprise challenges later.

People

we recommend that you have enough patience and understanding with the attitude of the people here. Not always act intentionally, because they all live in a competitive environment and fought to survive.

Culture

The Indians generally have a certain pride in their culture. Therefore, we recommend that they remain as an observer without judgment.

Drinking Water

Drink only filtered water for recommended brands. Seek to ensure water is used in juices and other beverages are filtered.

Photocopy

Make certified copies of the home page of the passport and visa, and a few more copies without authentication to use the entrance of ashrams and hotels.

Stay in Group

We recommend that you always stay in groups, especially at the train station where the shipment must be agile, because the train stops for a few minutes.

Restaurant

The plates are generally prepared seasoning and quite often pepper. Whenever possible request cooked to order.

Follow the Guidance

Always follow the guidance of the guide.

Support

For any questions, do not hesitate to ask the agent of the company Karwingz.

Enjoy the Ride

Enjoy the ride fairly quiet as it will be the sole and exclusive experience in the quest for spiritual evolution.

Tour Reviews

4.67 based on 3 reviews
January 30, 2019

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January 30, 2019

The sightseeing and activities were better than we even thought! I still can’t believe we did so much in such a short time, but we did not feel stressed. We really loved the tour and would do it all over again in a minute! Thanks.

May 6, 2019

Nice Place

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