Luxury Room (Humayun's Tomb facing)
The Oberoi
New Delhi, India

North India Tour with Varanasi & Khajuraho

(12 days)

Delhi, Agra, Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Delhi

Take the road less ventured and visit the magnificent temples and relics that sit in historic cities of Khajuraho, Gwalior and Varanasi. Varanasi is considered to be the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city!

This tour is recommended for

Culture & Heritage
Family

At a Glance

Delhi (2 nights), Agra (2 nights), Gwalior (1 night), Orchha (1 night), Khajuraho (1 night), Varanasi (3 nights), Delhi (1 night)

Price Range starts from
INR 89,520 onwards.
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Tour Highlights

  • Start your trip by exploring the crowded yet charming lanes of the old bazaars of Chandni Chowk in Delhi.
  • Get mesmerized by the inspiring hues that reflect upon the Taj Mahal during sunset.
  • Go off the beaten path and visit the underrated Fort in Gwalior
  • The erotic temples of Khajurao offer insights into the intricate artistry that India is famous for.
  • Explore Varanasi, a holy city in the eyes of Hindus.

Detailed Itinerary


Delhi (2 nights)

Days  ( 1 - 3 )

Delhi

Delhi

Delhi, the capital of India and one of the oldest cities of the world, is unlike any other city on the planet. It’s a place that not only touches your pulse but even fastens it to a frenetic speed. With a history that goes back many centuries & empires, Delhi showcases an ancient culture and a rapidly modernising country. From the labyrinth of narrow lanes, old havelis and colourful bazaars of Old Delhi to the best features of a modern city such as a metro system, gleaming malls, bustling markets and fabulous eating places; the past and the present mix seamlessly together in Delhi.

Centuries-old monuments are a part of the city’s daily life. An array of historical sites including the World Heritage Sites of Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar rest amongst several historical treasures in Delhi’s possession. Add to this the presence of diverse cultures, sprawling greenery, rich architecture and a famed cuisine, and Delhi becomes one of the undisputed highlights of the country.

Activities

Visit the impressive Red Fort and Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple; explore Chandini Chowk, the Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat; Parliament Museum, National Museum, Bangla Sahib - Sikh Temple; experience cultural and ethnic diversity at the colorful "Dilli Haat", an open-air food plaza cum craft bazaar.

 

Agra (2 nights)

Days  ( 3 - 5 )

Agra

Agra

Agra is an ancient city on the banks of the River Yamuna. It finds mention in the Mahabharata but gained importance as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1556 - 1658. It is on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit with Delhi and Jaipur. It is famous for its Mughal architecture and for being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal - a monument of incredible elegance and architectural perfection. Agra has many other famous archeological sites and is famous for its marble inlay work and its leather industry that manufactures shoe uppers for some of the best shoe companies in the world.

Activities

Visit the Agra, located on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is best known the world over as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its 3 grandiose monuments - Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the sublime white marbled mausoleum of the Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset; see the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah; admire the magnificent Agra Fort . Enjoy a decorated tonga ride (a horse drawn carriage, popular in olden days) through the fabled city.

 

Gwalior (1 night)

Days  ( 5 - 6 )

Gwalior

Gwalior

The historical city of Gwalior is located at a 2 hour drive from the famous city of Agra. The largest city in all of central India, it is often referred to as the tourist capital of its state, the heart of Incredible India, Madhya Pradesh.

Activities

Visit the Gwalior's huge fort was constructed in the 15th century, a vast complex that encompasses several interesting temples, ruined palaces. Also visit the deserted Man Singh Palace is a definite highlight.

 

Orchha (1 night)

Days  ( 6 - 7 )

Orchha

Orchha

Orchha is a charismatic town in the state of Madhya Pradesh founded by King Rudra Pratap Singh. The 16th century town was subsequently ruled by the Bundela Rajput leader under whom the region saw a lot of development. Today, the town is a captivating tourist attraction visited by people who wish to explore the Orchha fort-palace and the Raj Mandir that was constructed in the late 1500s.

Activities

Visit the elegant Lakshmi Narayan Temple and wonderful murals in the Raj Mahal notable highlights. Stroll along the river to watch the sunset and visit the Ram Raja Temple, a converted palace of pink tiles and gold domes.

 

Khajuraho (1 night)

Days  ( 7 - 8 )

Khajuraho

Khajuraho

Named aptly, owing to the abundance of Khajur (date) trees in the region; Khajuraho is a major landmark holding religious significance in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The world renowned tourist attraction is an archaeological site of gigantic proportions portraying splendid shrines devoted to Hindu deities Shiva, Vishnu and Jain Tirthank. Travelers can explore the exclusive Nagara-style architecture in the temple complex and browse though the many erotic sculptures depicting Gods of love.

Activities

Proceed for a guided tour of Khajurhao to visit the Dating back to the Chandela dynasty, this complex of 21 exquisite stone-carved temples is mainly famed for its Kama Sutra decorations.

 

Varanasi (3 nights)

Days  ( 8 - 11 )

Varanasi

Varanasi

“Banaras is older than tradition, older even than legend and twice as old as both of them put together.”—Mark Twain. Famously known as the abode of Lord Shiva, the holy city of Varanasi is perched on the western bank of River Ganga and is considered as the holiest city owing to its rich spiritual legacy and history. Said to have been discovered more than 3000 years ago, this town is a reflection of authentic India

Activities

Early morning start your day at sunrise with our local guide , to enjoy a boat ride on the Ganges at dawn, when it is full of pilgrims, is an amazing experience, and your guide can explain to you the various rituals taking place. Later in the day visit Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple and Sarnath where the Buddha preached his first sermon and Sanarth Museum. Also witness the thousand-year-old Aarti Ceremony during which worshippers pray near the water by the light of candles and lanterns.

 

Delhi (1 night)

Days  ( 11 - 12 )

Delhi

Delhi

Delhi, the capital of India and one of the oldest cities of the world, is unlike any other city on the planet. It’s a place that not only touches your pulse but even fastens it to a frenetic speed. With a history that goes back many centuries & empires, Delhi showcases an ancient culture and a rapidly modernising country. From the labyrinth of narrow lanes, old havelis and colourful bazaars of Old Delhi to the best features of a modern city such as a metro system, gleaming malls, bustling markets and fabulous eating places; the past and the present mix seamlessly together in Delhi.

Centuries-old monuments are a part of the city’s daily life. An array of historical sites including the World Heritage Sites of Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar rest amongst several historical treasures in Delhi’s possession. Add to this the presence of diverse cultures, sprawling greenery, rich architecture and a famed cuisine, and Delhi becomes one of the undisputed highlights of the country.

Activities

Return to home.

All our journeys are inclusive of accommodation and breakfast, a private chauffeur driven car throughout, local experienced guides, entrance tickets and excursions as per the program. We offer a seamless and a hassle-free experience where you soak up the sights and enjoy your fabulous hotels. These indicative costs are based on a couple travelling together between October 2018 and March 2019, sharing a double or a twin room. The cost would reduce significantly during the low-season months of April to September, while it would be noticeably higher during the peak Christmas and New Year period.

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