Day 1 Departure city - stops

Itinerary
Depart to India by overnight international flight for destination to Delhi.

Day 2 stops - Delhi

Itinerary
Upon arrival, welcome by our representative along with your tour guide for the whole tour and transfer to your hotel and a warm welcome at the airport with Garlands.
Hotel
Vivanta By Taj Dwarka (5 stars) or similar

Day 3 Delhi

meals
Breakfast   Dinner
Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel and have a good rest in the morning. In the afternoon, drive past Red Fort (Closed on Mondays). Opposite the Red Fort lies Jama Masjid (India's largest mosque) made of red sandstone and white marble, completed in 1656 at a cost of one million Rupees has perfect proportions. Then enjoy the Rickshaw Ride in the bazaars of Old Delhi.Return to hotel for dinner.
Hotel
Vivanta By Taj Dwarka (5 stars) or similar

Day 4 Delhi - Varanasi (Flight)

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Breakfast   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival, transfer and have dinner in the hotel.
Varanasi, also commonly known as Benaras, is the oldest living city in the world. It is situated on the banks of holy river Ganges. The culture of Varanasi is closely associated with the river Ganges and the river's religious importance. People often refer to Varanasi as "the city of temples," and "the holy city of India," As American writer Mark Twain wrote, "Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together." Visit of the Puja ceremony on the banks of the Ganges.
Hotel
Hindustan International Hotel Varanasi (4 stars) or similar

Day 5 Varanasi

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Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
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Early morning transfer to the river Ghat for the boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world’s oldest and most important religions. It’s better to appreciate this remarkable city by catch the glimpse of the sun rises.Board a boat with your guide and proceed to the middle of the river, where at sunrise the sight unfolds before you. While walking down visit Vishwanath Temple (foreigners entry restricted inside the temple) – Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is the most sacred shrine in Varanasi. The original temple was destroyed by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb which was later restored by Rani Ahilyabai of India in 18th century and Durga Temple – also referred as Monkey Temple for the large number of monkeys in the temple complex. After the early tours, return back to the hotel for breakfast. After lunch at the hotel, excursion to visit SARNATH, a Mecca of Buddhism. This is indeed the Buddha came to put in motion "The Law Wheel," his first sermon. On the site, still remain vestiges of the buildings erected by Ashoka himself, with the main temple of the sixth century, the column and the Ashoka Stupa Dhamek. Later, walk in the old town in the evening and stroll on the ghats where at sunset, you will attend the "Puja Ceremony". The Brahmin priests, oil lamps in hand, praying in front of the Ganges, and bless the pilgrims. Back to hotel for dinner.
Hotel
Hindustan International Hotel Varanasi (4 stars) or similar

Day 6 Varanasi - Khajuraho(Flight)

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Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast in the hotel, transfer to the airport forflight toKhajuraho. Upon arrival, transfer and have lunch at the hotel.
Khajuraho - The city was once the original capital of the ChandelaRajputs, a Hindu dynasty that ruled this part of India from the 10th to the 12th centuries. The Khajuraho temples were built over a span of a hundred years, from 950 to 1050. The Chandela capital was moved to Mahoba after this time, but Khajuraho continued to remain the important destination.
The whole area was enclosed by a wall with eightgates, each flanked by two golden palm trees. There were originally over 80Hindu temples, of which only 22 now stand in a reasonable state of preservation, scattered over an area of about 8 square miles (21 km). Unlike other cultural centers of North India, the temples of Khajuraho never underwent massive destruction and a number of them have survived. They are fine examples of Indian architectural styles that have gained popularity due to their salacious depiction of the traditional way of life during medieval times. They were rediscovered during the late 19th century and the jungles had taken a toll on some of the monuments. Afternoon tour of Khajuraho temples - constructed with spiral superstructures, adhere to a northern Indian shikhara temple style and often to a Panchayatana plan or layout. Return to hotel for dinner.
Hotel
Radisson Jass Hotel Khajuraho (5 stars) or similar

Day 7 Khajuraho - Orchha - Jhansi - Agra (Train)

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Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
Morning after breakfast, transfer to Jhansi Railway Station (180 Kms/4 hrs) en route visiting Orchha.Lunch at Orchha. Later transfer to the railway station for connecting train to Agra. Depart by SHATABDI EXPRESS from JHANSI. Arrive Agra Railway station at night. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Hotel
Ramada Plaza (5 stars) or similar

Day 8 Agra

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Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast in the hotel, visit TajMahal (Closed on Fridays) the most famous monument of India, classified by UNESCO in 1983. This graceful and moving mausoleum was built by Emperor Shah Jahan, "King of the World" in memory of his beloved wife MumtazMahal, who died in 1631 at the birth of their 14th child. Begun in 1631, the TajMahal was not completed until 1653. The best workers were recruited from all over India and Central Asia, the Bordeaux artist, Venice participated in its decoration. After the visit, lunch at the local restaurant. Visit Agra Fort (1565-1573). This huge red sandstone fortress was begun by Emperor Akbar. Standing majestically on the banks of the Yamuna, it presents itself as a scholarly combination of power and elegance. This is where Shah Jahan ended his days, sadly contemplating his marble dream. On the other bank of the river further north stands the delicate mausoleum of Itimad-ud-Daulah(Baby Taj Mahal), all marble with inlays of semiprecious stones, which prefigures the style of the Taj, begun four years later. Transfer back to hotel for dinner.
Optional activity: Mohabbat-te-taj Show , CAD60p.p.
Hotel
Ramada Plaza (5 stars) or similar

Day 9 Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (Coach)

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Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast in hotel, on Route towards Jaipur and en route visit FatehpurSikri and visit the magnificent fortified ghost town. Capital of the Mughal empire at the time of its splendor between 1571 and 1585, the city was quickly abandoned and remained "as is", without being looted or destroyed. It is a very interesting testimony, both historically and architecturally, a brilliant Mughal city. You will admire including the Great Mosque with the tomb of Salim Chishti Skeikh the magnificent marble lattice, home of Jewels also called Diwan-I-Khas (audience hall) with the pillar of Akbar and the giant chessboard of the court the Pachhis.Lunch during the course of the route towards Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur, transfer and have dinner at hotel. Jaipur – Maharaja Jai Singh II built Jaipur in the 18th century. It is a planned city built with ancient Hindu rules as the colonial capital of a richly colorful state. The whole city was painted pink to welcome the visit of Prince Albert in 1853. Evening, enjoy the Rickshaw Ride to have the first glimpses of Bustling city - This ride is planned to offer you an insight on the socio economic aspects of the city. Every lane in the walled city has something interesting to offer and the relaxed Rickshaw ride is the best way to explore the city like the locals do.
Hotel
Radisson Blu Jaipur (5 stars) or similar

Day 10 Jaipur

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Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast, visit Amber Fort with Elephant or Jeep ride. The Amber Fort was built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, is one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture. It gives extensive views over a deep narrow valley and the wider plains beyond.Then take a photo stop at the Palace of winds the HawaMahal. A 5 storied building with 25cm thick facade from the 18 century having 953 windows and niches so that ladies of the royal family could see the procession and events in the city without being visible to the people. Then visit the City Palace. The beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during his reign. Among the various forts and palaces of Jaipur, City Palace stands apart, with its outstanding art and architecture. The premises consists several buildings like Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, MukutMahal, Maharani's Palace, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. Then continue to visit JantarMantar (1728-34) by King astrologer Jai Singh II.Lunch in an ancient haveli during the visit with a puppet Show.Transfer and have dinner at the hotel.
Hotel
Radisson Blu Jaipur (5 stars) or similar

Day 11 Jaipur - Delhi (Coach)

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Breakfast   Lunch
Itinerary
After breakfast at hotel, en route for coach to Delhi. Lunch during the course of the route towards Delhi. Upon arrival, free time to visit the bazaars Or Local markets.
Hotel
Vivanta By Taj Dwarka (5 stars) or similar

Day 12 Delhi - stops

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Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast in hotel, commence to visit the Raj Ghat on the banks of the river Yamuna, Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948. Lunch in local restaurant. Later, the tour will drive Past RashtrapatiBhawan once the Viceroy's residence is now the official residence of the President of India. Stops at India Gate for photo, and visit the Humayun’s Tomb, An early example of Mughal architecture considered the predecessor of the TajMahal. Return to hotel for dinner. After dinner, transfer to airport for flights back home.

Day 13 stops - Departure city

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In transition back to your sweet home. End of trip.

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* Optional activity: Mohabbat-te-taj Show , CAD60 p.p. (any payment made after departure, the price will be CAD70 p.p.) ;
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* Postal fees;
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Arts and crafts
Agra: Handcrafted marble products
Jaipur: Jewellery & Textile Handicrafts

* The following activities are optional, surcharge applies.

Handcrafted marble products

Marble has been one of the most popular choices of material for crafting statues since ancient times. Marble sculptures are not only sturdy and durable; they are elegant and sophisticated as well. Marble is naturally occurring limestone. In India, marble has been quarried in various places. Marble deposits are most widespread in Rajasthan and Gujarat. They are also found in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana and Maharashtra. Marble is sometimes stained. It is commonly held that the best quality marble has no or very few stains. A skilled artisan learns to incorporate naturally present stains in his marble sculptures. In India, marble craftsmen do not restrict themselves to pure white marble. They make beautiful statues of green marble, red marble, black marble as well as gray marble. Though it is perhaps true to a certain extent that marble statues in India are not as widely popular as those made of bronze and brass , wood and stones like soapstone, granite and sandstone, it is also true that when and where they are sculpted, they are a delight to behold. The most popular marble sculptures in India are those of Hindu gods and goddesses . These Hindu statues are placed in temples, as well as in religious shrines at home. They are also popular as decorative items. Statues of mythological figures and saints are also crafted in marble. Marble is also used to sculpt Buddhist statues and Christian figures.


Jewellery

The value of a gemstone lies in its beauty of cut, color and ability to refract light. Accordingly, they have been classified into precious (cardinal) and semi-precious gemstones. It is but natural that the cost of silver gemstone jewelry depends on the type and value of the gemstone used. Traditionally, the diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald and amethyst were considered precious gemstones. There are almost 130 minerals that have been cut into gems, and about 50 of these are commonly used in gemstone jewelry and for other purposes. Today, the term ‘gem' has become more fluid, and it includes certain organic materials like pearl, ivory, coral, bone, amber, ammolite and jet. Gemstones are set in jewelry, and other artifacts as well for reasons apart from their attractiveness. Many gemstones are considered to possess religious and medicinal significance. It is also interesting that every calendar month is associated with a particular gemstone, and this is called the birthstone of the month. A lot of silver gemstone jewelry is fashioned and marketed keeping this in mind.


Textile Handicrafts

Heritage of textile in India. In India textile enjoys a rich heritage and the origin of textiles in India traces back to the Indus valley Civilization where people used homespun cotton for weaving their clothes. Rigveda, the earliest of the Veda contains the literary information about textiles and it refers to weaving. Ramayana and Mahabharata, the eminent Indian epics depict the existence of wide variety of fabrics in ancient India. These epics refer both to rich and stylized garment worn by the aristocrats and ordinary simple clothes worn by the common people. The contemporary Indian textile not only reflects the splendid past but also cater to the requirements of the modern times. The rich tradition of textile in India has been favored by a number of factors. The favorable factors leading to the extensive growth of textile tradition in India follows. Each and every region of India contributes in creating a myriad of textile tradition. The hilly region of the country produces a rich variety of woolen textiles. The pashmina and shahtoosh shawls of Kashmir, shawls and woolen garments of Himachal Pradesh and other north eastern states provides excellent examples of world famous woolen Indian textiles. The barren and semi barren regions like Rajasthan and Gujarat usually prefers embroidered bright colored textiles. The coastal areas of the south eastern regions prefer light colored fabrics and particularly cotton and silk textiles are very popular over here. The home furnishing utilitarian textile products like bedspreads and sheets, pillows and cushions, linens and mats, curtains and napkins, carpets and rugs and many such other items are produced by all parts of the country.