This Ganges & Central India Tour is a 11-day holiday tour dedicated to exploring the many delights of Central India. Our tour begins with an enriching experience of the Holy River Ganges at the Holy City of Varanasi. Sunrise boat rides, Ganga Aarti experiences, temple visits and tour of the ghats – all are included to ensure that you get a complete experience of Varanasi and the Ganges. A side visit to the holy site of Sarnath adds to the experience.
Travelling to Central India, our first stop is at Khajuraho, where we get a glimpse into the story of the Khajuraho temple complex through a Light & Sound Show and explore the exotic temple complex to experience its magic live. We also visit Orchha Fort, which is renowned for its Raja Ram Temple, the only temple in which Rama is worshipped as a king rather than as a Divine incarnation of Vishnu.
Going on, explore the mighty fort of Gwalior before winding the tour with a visit to the Taj Mahal at Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, and the Jaipur forts and palaces – treasures that have a place in every itinerary.
This Ganges and Central India holiday tour begins with your arrival at the Delhi Airport, where our representative will receive you and escort you to the pre-booked hotel for a traditional welcome and check-in.Overnight in Delhi
After breakfast, we will embark on a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Delhi; attractions that we visit on this tour range from the old and ancient, to new and trending attractions. Our list includes classics such as the Red Fort, Jamma Masjid, and India Gate as well as newer attractions such as the Akshardham Temple.Overnight in Delhi
After an early breakfast, we will check out from the hotel in Delhi and proceed to the Delhi airport to board the flight to Varanasi, the next stop on this Central India holiday tour.
Our representative will meet you at the Varanasi airport and escort you on the drive to Varanasi. En-route, we will visit the pilgrimage site of Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon.
On arrival at Varanasi, check in at your hotel and proceed to witness the famous Ganga Aarti Ceremony.Overnight in Varanasi
The program for Day 4 of this Ganges and Central India holiday tour begins very early; before dawn. Awaken early and proceed to the embarkation point of the boat rides, for an enriching Varanasi Boat Ride on the Holy Ganges River. As the boat gently glides past the city, you can see the ghats come alive with action, as devotees begin their morning prayers, taking dips in the holy waters, praying to Sun God and continuing their prayers in the temples.
Once the boat ride concludes, we will return to hotel for breakfast and relaxation. Towards late afternoon, we will set out once again - this time, to visit the many temples of Varanasi. Before returning, we will once again witness the Ganga Aarti Ceremony - this time from a boat, to fully experience the magic of the atmosphere, the view of the flaming multi-tiered lamps, and the beauty of the small earthen lamps that are set afloat down the river.Overnight in Varanasi
After breakfast, we will check out from the hotel in Varanasi and proceed to the airport to board the flight to Khajuraho. Our representative will meet you on arrival at Khajuraho and escort you to the pre-booked hotel for check-in.
Relax for a while and then set out to enjoy the Light & Sound Show at the Khajuraho Temple Complex.Overnight in Khajuraho
After an early breakfast, set out on a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Khajuraho Temples. After the tour concludes, return to hotel for lunch and checkout, and proceed on the road trip to Orchha, the next stop on this Central India holiday tour.Overnight in Orchha
After an early breakfast, we will enjoy a guided tour of the Orchha Fort Complex. After the tour, we will return to the hotel for lunch and checkout.
We will now proceed on the road trip to Gwalior and on arrival, check in at the pre-booked hotel.Overnight in Gwalior
After a leisurely breakfast, check out from the hotel in Gwalior and embark on a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Gwalior Fort and the attractions in the vicinity.
Later, we will proceed on the road trip to Agra and check in at the pre-booked hotel on arrival at Agra.Overnight in Agra
After a leisurely breakfast, we will check out from the hotel in Agra and enjoy a Guided Sightseeing tour of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. After a break for lunch, we will proceed on the road trip to Jaipur; en-route, we will visit Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned capital city of Emperor Akbar.
On arrival at Jaipur, check in at a pre-booked hotel.Overnight in Jaipur
After breakfast, set out on a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Jaipur; the tour will begin with an excursion to Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, the forts built by the Maharajahs of Jaipur on the outskirts of the city.
The morning is spent touring the forts; in the afternoon, after lunch, we will visit the Jantar Mantar and the City Palace. The evening is free for shopping and an optional visit to the Chokhi Dhani Ethnic Resort.Overnight in Jaipur
After breakfast, check out from the hotel in Jaipur and proceed to the airport in time for your flight back home with happy memories of your Ganges & Central India holiday tour with ToursinVaranasi.com