DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN DELHI
Arriving in Delhi, arranging customs formalities and meeting with our featured off-road exit. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight.
DAY 02: DELHI
A guided tour of the old town, a charming and picturesque maze of lanes, is divided into two parts from the " Argento" street, a colorful and vibrant succession of shops and bazaars. In the same area, you can visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in the world, built in 1650 and Rajghat where "Mahatma Gandhi" was cremated. Afternoon visit to New Delhi with its most important monuments: the Qutub Minar complex, the Sikh Temple and the colonial era government buildings in front of India Gate. Dinner and overnight in selected hotel category.
DAY 03: DELHI - MANDAWA (265 km 6 hours)
Departure for the Shekhawati region, unusual "Rajasthan" open the art gallery, for beautifully painted residences that can be admired in the villages and dating back to the second half of the 1800's, many of which unfortunately in the abandoned state. Visit of Mandawa and his painted haveli. Overnight.
DAY 04: MANDAWA - JAIPUR (185 km, 4 Hours)
After breakfast, leave for Jaipur "the Rose City". Long the street is seen by other villages and painted houses of the Shekhawati area. Upon arrival, hotel accommodation. Afternoon visit to the famous temple of monkeys (Galta Ji Mandir or simply the Monkeys temple). Before returning to the hotel, you can see the Hagal temple evening ceremony.
DAY 05: JAIPUR
Breakfast, a full day dedicated to the visit of the "pink city", the capital of Rajasthan, a commercial and tourist knot, is now a center of at least 1,300,000 people in a semi-desert area. Jaipur hits because it is architecturally ordered according to precise geometries. It is famous for its pink sandstone buildings, but it seems that the name derives from an episode of 1876 when Jaipur was redone for the visit of the Prince of Wales. The first visit will be made to Fort Amber, 11 km. from Jaipur. The last stretch of a climb to the Forte runs along the backs of placid elephants to better enter the spirit of the places. Inside the walls, you can visit palaces and pavilions of refined beauty and the little temple of Goddess Kali. Then visit the real city: the Observatory, rich in instruments of exceptional grandeur and where is the " Sancrat" (the Prince of Meridiana), a 90 foot tall gnomon; at Palazzo del Vento, on one of the main streets of the city, a curious elaborate and imaginative palace but at the same time a clear example of oriental art also built with the "stone of the desert"; and then visit the Maharaja Palace dating back to 1570.
DAY 06: JAIPUR - ABHANERI - FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA (265 km around 6 hours)
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Agra 1st stop at Abhaneri, a small isolated village surrounded by corrugated wheat fields has one of the most disturbing wells in all of Rajasthan. Continue for Jaipur and 2nd stop for the visit of Fatehpur Sikri, a perfect ghost town in the world. Emperor Akbar, who longed for a son, decided to make a pilgrimage to Sikri, seat of saint Salim Chisti. After the birth of his son, Akbar built a magnificent capital of incomparable splendor called Sikri, which was then abandoned for lack of water. Still, today, trying to achieve the fulfillment of their desires, they go on pilgrimage to the tomb of the saint, hoping that grace, as well as the Emperor, may fall on them too. Arrival in Agra and accommodation in hotels and overnight stays.
DAY 07: AGRA
Breakfast at the hotel and a full day dedicated to visits to Agra and its famous monuments, first of all, the Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb at Baby Taj, Fort Agra, home of the Moghul emperors. Afternoon visit to the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, a magnificent marble dream that stands in the middle of a lush garden like a pearl in a sort of immaculate landscape. Its beauty transcends all description, made by Emperor Moghul Shahjehan in 1631 in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died during the 14th child after 17 years of marriage. In order to erect the monument, precious stones of all kinds, pearls, and corals were collected from all over the world, and 20,000 of the best craftsmen, who took 22 years to complete this masterpiece, were called from all over the realm. Return to hotel and overnight stay.
DAY 08: AGRA - GWALIOR –ORCHCHA (By train - 1:30-hour km 115)
Breakfast and transfer to the train station to take the train to Gwalior, a city known for its ancient and massive fortresses. Visit of Significant Temples and Fort, the Man Mandir Palace, built in the 15th century by Raja Mansingh Tomar on a hill. Departure for Orchha, a medieval town with palaces and temples built by its rulers Bundela in the 16th and 17th centuries. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 09: ORCHCHA - KHAJURAHO (190 Km, about 5 hours)
Breakfast and tour of the city and Jahangir Mahal, built in 1606 to host the Emperor Jehangir on a visit to the city. Leisure for individual initiatives. and departure for Khajuraho, UNESCO heritage, built by the Chandela dynasty, which rose to power in central India between the 10th and 11th centuries and home to about 25 temples depicting even erotic life scenes. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 10: KHAJURAHO - VARANASI (TRAIN)
Breakfast and visit of Jainist temples and Hindus, emblems of the sacred Indian architecture. Transfer to the airport for Varanasi, sacred city par excellence for Hindus and one of India's oldest cities. During the evening, visit the Ghats to attend the evening prayer. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 11: VARANASI - DELHI (FLIGHT) DEPARTURE
Wake up early in the morning. Boat ride to attend the purification rituals and Pilgrim prayers in the rising sun. Walk in ancient Varanasi with the Golden Temple and the Aurangzeb Mosque. Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport. Embark on a flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, I meet with our representative.Dinner and transfer to the international airport. Overnight on board.