Classical Splendor Group Tour
(18 nights / 19 days)
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive to a hearty welcome at Delhi after which our Indian Horizons representative facilitates your transfer to The Oberoi hotel where you spend the next two days of your Classical Splendor Group Tour.
Day 02 : Delhi
After a relaxed morning our Indian Horizons representative takes you around old Delhi. In course of your outing, you visit the bazaars of Chandni Chowk, the Jama Masjid and the Rajghat - the "samadhi" of Mahatma Gandhi. Enjoy a grand welcome dinner in the evening seeped in ethnicity and tradition. Stay overnight at the Oberoi.
Day 03 : Lucknow
On day 3 of your Classical Splendor Group Tour, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour around Delhi. Drive past the beautiful buildings of New Delhi, built by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker and visit the historic Qutab Minar and Humayun's tomb. Later take an afternoon flight to Lucknow where you check in at the grand Taj Residency for 2 nights.
Day 04 : Lucknow
Today you visit the Residency Complex, the site of the famous siege of 1857. Besides you also get to tour the Dilkusha Gardens and La Martinere. Later in the afternoon you visit the monuments of Avadh Nawabs as well as the Imambaras and the Romi Darwaja. You will also visit some of the colorful bazaars of Lucknow to indulge in some great shopping.
Day 05 : Varanasi (Benares)
You set out on a long but refreshing drive through the rural countryside to Varanasi, which has the distinction of being one of the oldest living cities in the world. Our India Horizons representative helps you check into the Taj Ganges, which would be your home for two nights.
Day 06 : Varanasi
On day 6 of your Classical Splendor Group Tour, enjoy an early morning boat-ride on the Ganges as you wonder at the sight of thousands of devotees busy with their morning prayers along the banks. Spend the day visiting some of the famous temples of Varanasi like the Vishwanath Temple and the Tulsi Manas Temple. You also drive to Sarnath, the site of Buddha's first sermon during the day. Enjoy a cycle-rickshaw ride to the banks of the Ganges in the evening and witness the ceremonial worship or "aarti" on the riverbanks.
Day 07 : Bandhavgarh
Day 7 of your tour offers you the excellent opportunity to enjoy an exciting train ride to Bandhavgarh en route Katni. Our Indian Horizons representative helps you check in for 2 nights at the Churhat Kothi or Camp Mewar. Situated in the Vindhya Hills, Bandhavgarh is home to a wide variety of animal population including the blackbuck, wild ox, sloth bear, barking deer, leopard and tiger. The avian population includes golden orioles, parakeets and hornbills.
Day 08 : Bandhavgarh
Today you enjoy a host of adventurous activities in the jungle including a game drive that would help you acquaint yourself with the rich flora and fauna of Bandhavgarh. If you are lucky, you could also enjoy a grand elephant safari in the wilds of Bandhavgarh.
Day 09 : Khajuraho
After enjoying an early morning game drive, you set out on a long road journey to Khajuraho, which is known for its beautiful temples built on the themes of passion and sensuality. On arrival our representative helps you check in for 2 nights at the Jass or Taj Chandela hotel.
Day 10 : Khajuraho
Visit the famous Western and Eastern group of temples in the morning. The Western group is now a UNESCO heritage site and boasts of some beautiful temples like the Vishvanath, Lakshmana and Chitragupta temples. The afternoon is left free for you to indulge in your choice of activity.
Day 11 : Agra
On day 11 of the Classical Splendor Group Tour, you leave for Orchha, the former stronghold of the Bundela kings. Dotted with palaces and temples like the Jehangir Mahal, Raj Mahal and the Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha would be a refreshing experience for many. After a sumptuous lunch on the banks of the Betwa River you board a train to Agra where you check in at the Amar Vilas hotel for 2 nights.
Day 12 : Agra
In the morning, our representative takes you on a visit to the ethereal Taj Mahal and the grand Agra Fort. Return to your hotel to for a leisurely afternoon and an overnight stay.
Day 13 : Jaipur
You drive to the 'pink city' of Jaipur in the morning visiting Fatehpur Sikri en route. A brief halt at the world famous Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary enables you to enjoy a rickshaw tour of the park and a sumptuous lunch. As you arrive at Jaipur, our Indian Horizons representative facilitates your transfer to the Raj Vilas hotel where you spend two nights.
Day 14 : Jaipur
A visit to the hilltop fort of Amber in the morning allows you to make a grand ascent on elephant back. Besides, a visit to a small block-printing unit in the vicinity also adds up to a nice experience. In the afternoon you enjoy a sightseeing tour around Jaipur that includes the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and the museum.
Day 15 : Deogarh
Day 15 of your Classical Splendor Group Tour will see you drive to Deogarh where you check in at the fortified Deogarh Mahal hotel. Explore the colorful village in the afternoon and return for an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 16 : Udaipur
Drive to the beautiful city of Udaipur visiting the intricately carved Jain Temple in Ranakpur en route. Lunch is served amidst the verdant surroundings of the Maharani Bagh orchards. On arrival at Udaipur, check in for two nights at the Lake Palace.
Day 17 : Udaipur
A sightseeing tour of Udaipur in the morning includes the City Palace, Jagdish Temple and Saheliyon-ki-bari. The afternoon is left free for your convenience.
Day 18 : To Mumbai
Spend the day in a leisurely manner before boarding a flight to Mumbai in the evening. You later connect to a midnight flight to London.
Day 19 : Mumbai-London
You fly back to Heathrow arriving the same morning.
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