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Taj Mahal with Ganges Tour

Tour Duration :

05 Nights / 06 Days



Destinations Covered : Agra - Orcha - Khajuraho - Varanasi
Tour Details
Day 1 – : Arrive Agra

Meeting on arrival at Agra Airport or Railway station and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon visit AGRA CITY TOUR: is the medieval city of the famous 17th century master piece Taj Mahal, which of course is the most splendid of all buildings - perhaps the most perfect architectural monument in the world. It was built in the memory of the beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal of one of the greatest kings Shah Jehan of the Mughal Empire - Agra is not only famous for Taj Mahal but the impressive Mughal Red Fort known as the Agra Fort.

Rest of the evening free. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 : At Agra

Morning after breakfast at the hotel excursion to FATEHPUR SIKRI TOUR: A fascinating ghost town, lies a little beyond Agra the deserted Red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. It was a veritable fairy tale city and its ruins are still in a pristine condition. It is not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur. Set like a jewel in a courtyard of pink sandstone is the marble tomb of the Saint Salim Chisti, enclosed by delicately carved marble screens.

Afternoon free to relax or explore Agra city on your own.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 : Agra – Orcha - Khajuraho

After an early breakfast at the hotel transfer to the Railway Station to board Shatabdi Express train for Jhansi at 8 AM. Meeting on arrival at Jhansi railway station, drive to Khajuraho via visiting medieval city of Orchha. Orchha Temple tour - Orchha which has hardly been touched by the hands of Time. Orchha is famous for its palaces and temples built in the 17th and 18th century. The four main and important temples worth a visit are The Chaturbhuj, Janaki, Laxmi and The Raja Ram temples

Check in at the hotel on arrival at Khajuraho for overnight stay. Rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 : Khajuraho to Varanasi by flight

Morning after breakfast at the hotel commence sightseeing tour of Khajuraho.

KHAJURAHO CITY TOUR : Founded in the 9th and 10th century by the rulers of Chandela Dynasty, influenced by tantrism, in eroticism becomes a theme of philosophical interest and the aim is sublimation of sexual relationship in the sexual act or "Maithun", women being regarded as the incarnation of the divine energy or "Shakti".

It is also possible that the Khajuraho were influenced by "Kama Sutra".among the temples to visit are the Kandariya Mahadeo, the largest and most typical Khajuraho temple, it soars 31 mts. high.Chaunsat Yogini, the only granite temple and the earliest surviving shrine of the group (900 A.D.) it is dedicated to Kali. Chitragupta temple is the temple dedicated to the Sun God : Surya. Vishwanath temple, a three headed image of Brahma is enshrined in this temple, and various other temples.

Afternoon transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi at 1.30 PM. Meeting on arrival at Varanasi Airport at 1.10 PM and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the time free to relax.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 : Varanasi

Varanasi Boat Tour - Early morning boat ride on holy river Ganges followed by temple tour.

VARANASI CITY : The consists of visiting the city temples – the durga temple, better known as the Monkey temple on account of the large number of monkeys residing there and the temple of Vishwanath (or Vesheshwar "Lord of the Universe") are the most sacred spots in the city. Visit will also include Bharat Mata or Mother India Temple and the Benares Hindu University.

Return to the hotel for late breakfast. After breakfast proceed for excursion tour to Sarnath. SARNATH TOUR : 10 kms from the centre of the city, Sarnath symbolises the birth of Buddhism. It was here that Lord Buddha revealed his doctrine and founded his monastic community. The Museum at Sarnath is amongst the most important in India and contains carvings representing a whole range of styles - Archaic, the covering work of sculptors from 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D.

Rest of the afternoon free to explore Varanasi on your own.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : Depart Varanasi

Transfer to airport to board flight or train for onward destination.

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