The 11 days ex-Delhi tour package is one of the best India travel itineraries by rail for senior citizens and also for families. Travelling by train in India is fun and also adventurous. You are covering some of the most visited cities in North & Central India in this rail holiday package. The India based tour operator Services International Ltd is one of the most professional travel agency and specialists in organizing train tours in India. This is truly a historical & culture tour of India as you are covering the Imperial Delhi, experiencing a little of Rajasthan, Taj Mahal in Agra, the royal city Gwalior, Khajuraho with it's erotic temples and Varanasi also known as Benaras which is the holiest of holy Hindu cities.
Day 01 :- Arrive Delhi.
Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the Raj Ghat - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi , Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi visit the Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate and Lakshminarayan Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House and Government Secretariat Buildings. Overnight Delhi.
Day 02 :- Delhi Jaipur
Early morning transfer to New Delhi rail-station for Jaipur train. Arrive & transfer to hotel. Morning visit Amber Fort - the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Afternoon city tour. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, & the Observatory . Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 03 :- Jaipur Agra
Morning transfer to rail-station for Agra train. Arrive Agra. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Taj Mahal is closed on FriDays. Overnight Agra.
Day 04 :- Agra
Day free in Agra. Overnight Agra.
Day 05 :- Agra Gwalior
Morning transfer to rail-station for Gwalior train. On arrival in Gwalior, transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal (archaeological museum), The Fort, Temples of Sas-Bahu, Teli Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad and the Mausoleum of Tansen. Overnight Gwalior.
Day 06 :- Gwalior Jhansi Khajuraho
Morning transfer to rail-station for Jhansi train. Arrive Jhansi & drive to Khajuraho. Overnight Khajuraho.
Day 07 :- Khajuraho
Morning visit the world famous Khajuraho temples were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunset Yogini Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, The Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples. Visit the Eastern group of temples that consist of the Parasvanath Temple - 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. Afternoon free. Overnight Khajuraho.
Day 08 :- Khajuraho Varanasi (Banaras)
Transfer to airport for Varanasi flight. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Rest of the Day at leisure. Overnight Varanasi.
Day 09 :- Varanasi Delhi
Early morning boat excursion on the river Ganges. People bathe early in the morning to offer the prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns Day and night. Every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death.Check-out at 1200 hrs. Evening transfer to rail-station for New Delhi night train. Overnight onboard train.
Day 10 :- Delhi
Morning arrive New Delhi & transfer hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight Delhi.
Day 11 :- Departure
Morning transfer to airport.
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