Holidays

Classic India

Classic India

Purpose: Culture, History, Spirituality
No. of days: 10 days - 9 nights
First & Last Cities: Delhi
Other cities: Samode, Jaipur, Abhaneri, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Jhansi, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi
Starting cost: $1,215
Day 1: Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.  Overnight at your hotel.
 
Day 2: Delhi
We will start our day by visiting a Sikh Temple, Gurudwara Bangla Saheb, and get some insight into this amazing religion. Then, visit Old Delhi where the Mughal era can still be felt in the air.  We will visit Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque, built by Emperor Shah Jahan with the opportunity to take a cycle rickshaw ride through its principal street, Chandni Chowk.  Continue by driving past massive Red Fort to reach Raj Ghat – the place where Mahatama Ghandi was cremated after his assassination. After the visit we will drive through New Delhi visiting India Gate (War Memorial), a 137 feet high stone arch featuring the names of 90,000 Indian soldiers who died in the First World War; then, drive past b the President's house & government building and continue to visit the Qutub Minar - a tall tower built to call the devout for prayer at an adjoining mosque. After the visit return to hotel to get ready for this evening’s welcome dinner. Overnight at your hotel. [B/D]
 
Day 3: Delhi, Samode, Jaipur
After breakfast at your hotel start the drive to Jaipur stopping en-route for lunch and visiting Samode. A splendid example of regal Indo-Saracen architecture, Samode’s Palace combines the best of Indian and Mughal styles. The 475-year-old palace is a celebration of the senses, underlined at all times by contemporary luxury and the signature service of Samode hotels – a magical hospitality and rare courtesy After Lunch drive to Jaipur to check-in and overnight at the hotel. [B/L]
 
Day 4: Jaipur
Enjoy breakfast and proceed for the excursion to Amber Fort with a photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and an elephant ride to climb up to the fort. In the afternoon visit City Palace, a delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architectures and a beautiful palace complex full of treasures now housed in the museum area. Also visit Jantar Mantar or Royal Astronomical Observatory. After the visit explore the local market on your own.  Overnight at your hotel. [B]
 
Day 5: Jaipur, Abhaneri ,Fatehpur Sikri, Agra
After breakfast be ready for a drive to Agra with a stop en-route at Abhaneri - Chand Baori, one of the deepest step wells in India, located in the village of Abhaneri. After the visit, continue towards Agra, stopping again at the ancient abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri. After the tour continue the drive to Agra for check-in at your hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at your hotel. [B]
 
Day 6: Agra
Early morning, during sunrise, visit to Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday’s). Taj is known as a monument to Love.  After the visit return to the hotel to enjoy your breakfast. After breakfast visit the impressive Agra Fort and explore beautiful palaces and gardens inside the fort. Return to the hotel for overnight. [B]
 
Day 7: Agra, Jhansi, Orchha, Khajuraho
After breakfast at the hotel you’ll be transferred to the railroad station to board the Shatabadi morning express train to Jhansi. Upon arrival at Jhansi you’ll be met by our representative to visit of the Orchha Palace complex built in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajputs and other Marahrajas who followed.  Visit Jehangir Mahal Palace and Ram Raja Temple. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant and, later drive to Khajujuraho for check-in and overnight at your hotel. [B/L]
 
Day 8: Khajuraho, Varanasi
This morning visit the famous Western & Eastern groups of temples built during the Chandella dynasty in the 10th and 11th centuries and designated as a World Heritage Site enclosed within a beautifully laid out park. The 20 remaining temples are dedicated to two religions, Hinduism and Jainism, and strike a perfect balance between architecture and sculpture. Look for the Temple of Kandariya decorated with a profusion of sculptures that are among the greatest masterpieces of Indian art. Late in the morning you’ll be transferred to the airport to board your flight for Varanasi where, upon arrival you’ll be driven to your hotel. In the evening proceed to the Assi Ghat (the westernmost stairs leading to the Ganges River) to witness a Hindu aarti ceremony. Return to the hotel for overnight. [B]
 
Day 9: Varanasi
Early in the morning take a boat ride on the holiest river of the Hindu religion: The Ganges! Return for breakfast at the hotel and, after breakfast visit Bharat Mata Temple (Mother India Temple) and Benares Hindu University. Continue to Sarnath - a major Buddhist center - hoping to achieve enlightenment at Bodhgaya, the place where Buddha, the 'Awakened One', delivered his first sermon. Return to the hotel for overnight. [B]
 
Day 10: Varanasi, Delhi, USA
Enjoy your breakfast and relax or continue discovering the city. AT the appointed time transfer to the airport to board a flight to Delhi where you’ll board your connecting flight home. [B]
 
[B] = Breakfast | [B/L] = Breakfast and Lunch | [B/D] = Breakfast and Dinner
 


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Tour includes
  • All arrival and departure transfers
  • Railroad transfers
  • Assistance at airports and railroad stations
  • 9 Nights accommodation:
    • Delhi – 2 nights
    • Jaipur – 2 nights
    • Agra – 2 nights
    • Khajuraho – 1 night
    • Varanasi – 2 nights
  • Meals:
    • Breakfast Daily
    • 2 lunches
    • 1 dinner
  • English speaking local guides during the tour.
  • Sightseeing/Excursion by A/C vehicle
  • Half-day city tour of Agra (Taj Mahal & Agra Fort)
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort (subject to elephant availability)
  • Camel safari at Abhaner
  • Rickshaw rides in Delhi and Varanasi
  • Aarti ceremony in Varanasi
  • Varanasi boat ride at dawn
  • Train ticket in A/C Chair Car class for Agra/Jhansi 
  • 1 Bottle of Mineral water daily per person.
  • All local tax and service tax, as applicable at present
Not included in tour
  • International or Domestic airfares
  • Any taxes and surcharges relating to airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Wi-Fi at hotels
  • Camera fees at the monuments (if applicable)
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Extras and gratuities
  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • Expenses of personal nature

Hotels in your Tour

Category Hotel Name Room Type Tripadvisor
First Class
Delhi Royal Plaza Deluxe 3.5
Jaipur Clarks Amer Deluxe 4
Agra Crystal Sarovar Premier Deluxe City view 4.5
Khajuraho Ramada Superior 4
Varanasi Rivatas by Ideal Superior 4
Deluxe
Delhi Hyatt Regency King 4.5
Jaipur Hilton Hilton Guest 4
Agra Double Tree Hilton Hilton Guest 4.5
Khajuraho Radisson Jass Deluxe 4
Varanasi Radisson Superior 4

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking


Tour Pricing

Season 2-3 Pax 4-6 Pax 7-9 Pax
Double Single Double Single Double Single
First Class
Jan-Mar $1,359 $1,855 $1,199 $1,689 $1,115 $1,605
Apr-Sep $1,215 $1,555 $1,045 $1,389 $965 $1,309
Deluxe
Jan-Mar $1,615 $2,289 $1,445 $2,119 $1,365 $2,039
Apr-Sep $1,329 $1,759 $1,165 $1,595 $1,085 $1,515
Prices are per person and may change without notice.
US citizens need a valid visa to enter India
 
 
 
Tour Code: IN02DEL20TC
 
 

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Airfare Supplement

Routing Fare
Khajuraho/Varanasi/Delhi $99

* The domestic air portion may be cheaper if calculated as part of the international ticket. Ask you Travel Agent or HWDT to calculate your total fare.