Discover the best of Varanasi and Khajuraho on a private 5-day tour from Delhi. Visit Varanasi, the most sacred city in India, and see where Hindus practice their spiritual rituals before heading to Khajuraho to view the impressive temples with intricate carvings ... More info ›
Discover the best of Varanasi and Khajuraho on a private 5-day tour from Delhi. Visit Varanasi, the most sacred city in India, and see where Hindus practice their spiritual rituals before heading to Khajuraho to view the impressive temples with intricate carvings. This 5-day itinerary offers insight into India's religious culture, great sightseeing with a local guide and plenty of time for your own exploration.
Day 1: Delhi – Varanasi
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Varanasi. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a guided tour of Sarnath, one of the holiest Buddhist's sites. See the Dhamekha Stupa where the voice of Buddhism was first heard and many Buddhist dignitaries visit to pay homage to Buddha. Spend the rest of day exploring Sarnath at your leisure before returning to Varanasi. Overnight: Varanasi
Day 2: Varanasi (B)
Discover the holy city of Varanasi, an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus for thousands of years. Take an early morning boat cruise on the sacred Ganges River and witness the daily rituals. See the long string of ghats (steps) that line the river, where locals practice yoga and Hindus perform morning prayers before bathing in the river to wash away their sins. After breakfast, visit Bharat Mata temple, Banaras Hindu University, Vishwanath Temple, Hanuman Temple and Old City market. Overnight: Varanasi
Day 3: Varanasi - Khajuraho (B)
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Khajuraho. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Khajuraho is renowned for its erotic sculptures that adorn the many medieval Hindu and Jain temples. There are many interpretations of the risque carvings, and your guide will provide you with more insight into these architectural marvels. In the afternoon, visit the Chandela Temples. Overnight Khajuraho
Day 4: Khajuraho – Delhi (B)
For travel dates between May 1, 2013 and August 31, 2013:
After breakfast, drive approximately 3 hours northwest to Jhansi. En-route, stop at Orccha, a medieval city that lies on the banks of the Betwa River. Here, your guide will lead you on an exploration of its forts, palaces and temples that still retained their ancient grandeur.
At around 6pm, collect your packed dinner from your guide and board the train to Delhi. Arrive in Delhi at around 10:45 and be met by your driver, who will transfer you to your hotel.
For travel dates before May 1, 2013 and after August 31, 2013:
Explore Khajuraho at your leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight to Delhi. On arrival you'll be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of your day is free. Overnight Delhi
Day 5: Delhi – Departure (B)
Transfer to the Delhi airport where your tour concludes.