Temple Tour Package
(11 Nights - 12 Days)
- Orchha - Khajuraho - Orchha - Ranthambore
- Pushkar - Jaipur - Delhi
|Day 01 : Abroad / Delhi
|Arrive late night at New Delhi
On arrival, the guest will be met by our representative
and transferred to hotel.
Upon arrival at hotel the guests will be provided
with the traditional Indian welcome consisting
of aarti-tikka and garlands with non-alcoholic
welcome drink. Overnight at hotel.
|Day 02 : Delhi
|Morning combined sightseeing
tour of Old & New Delhi.
This morning you will be taken to visit
Old Delhi - Former centre of Moghul Power,
Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow
streets and bustling bazaars. Visit the
vast Red Fort, built in 1648, the Jama Masjid,
the greatest mosque in India and completed
in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the
Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple
memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
Afternoon the guests will have an opportunity
to do a familiarisation of bikes.This session
will include briefing regarding do/don't,
road conditions, rules & regulations,
New Delhi - drive past the stately government
buildings of the British Era designed by
Lutyens, including the India Gate &
the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the
beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal era
& predecessor of the world famous Taj
Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret
of Qutub Minar. Overnight at hotel.
|Day 03 : Delhi - Agra
|After breakfast ride to Agra
Upon arrival in Agra - check-in at the hotel.
Thereafter visit the Taj Mahal, the guests
will board the 'decorated
tongas' (horse carriage) which will take
them to Taj Mahal
to be said about this architectural wonder
which is always the soul raison-de-etre
for every tourist's visit to Agra. Built
by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble
memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal.
This monument took 22 years to be completed
and was designed and planned by Persian
architect Ustad Isa. Apart from it's stunning
design balance and perfect symmetry, the
Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant
domes, intricately carved screens and some
of the best inlay work ever seen. Also visit
the Red Fort.
Red Fort - lies on the bend of the river
Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town.
Akbar built it as his citadel over the years
1563-73 in the finest architectural style.
It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone
and a moat.
In the evening witness magic show. Magic
show - There is nothing that captures the
magical spirit of the lad as much as the
conjuror who enthralls his audience with
sleights of had and a range of tricks. Only
the adventurous can volunteer to be sawed
in half. Overnight at hotel.
|Day 04 : Agra - Orchha
|After breakfast ride to Orchha
Upon arrival in Orchha - check-in at the hotel.
Orchha overlooked by the modern era, this
beautiful medieval town, was once the capital
of Bundela kings. Built along the banks
of the river Betwa, flowing through a rugged
century side, it still retains the captivating
air of the bygone era. Overnight at hotel.
|Day 05 : Orchha - Khajuraho
|Morning tour of Orchha - walk
by the century old temples and forts, each
with its own poignant history, and rest amidst
the beauty of the ruins. Amongst the various
imposing edifices, of particular interest
are the Jehangiri Mahal, built by Raja Bir
Singh Deo to commemorate the visit of Moghul
Emperor Jehangir, the Raj Mahal and the Laxmi
Narayan temple, both noted for their fine
frescoes and mural paintings. Afternoon ride
to Khajuraho (170 kms/ 5 ½ hrs)
Khajuraho - ancient centre of the Chandela
Dynasty. Khajuraho flourished from 950 to
1050 AD and is spectacular feat of architecture
carved with the roughest of tools. Each
temple has a large number of spires in ascending
order representing man's aspirations towards
spiritual goals. They are famous tourist
draw because they have the most sublime,
sensuous and erotic sculptures and are romantically
situated miles from anywhere in the dry
and hot plains of Madhya Pradesh.
Upon arrival in Khajuraho - check-in at
the hotel. Overnight at hotel
|Day 06 : Khajuraho - Orchha
|Morning visit the temples.
Visit the Eastern group of temples which consists
of 3 Hindu and 3 Jain temples, their proximity
attests to the religious tolerance of the
times in general and of the Chandela rulers
Also visit the most important and fascinating
western group of temples. The temples of
Khajuraho have been declared a 'world heritage'
site by UNESCO in order to preserve the
rich legacy of architecture, bequeathed
to future generations by the Kings of the
Chandela dynasty. These temples are famous
for their intricate sculptures and erotic
carvings that are one of the outstanding
achievements of Indian art.
Afternoon drive to Orchha Upon arrival
in Orchha - check-in at the hotel. Overnight
|Day 07 : Orchha - Ranthambore
|After breakfast ride to Ranthambore
Upon arrival in Ranthambore - check-in at
Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary - Rajasthan's
most renowned wildlife sanctuary, it is
400 sq kms of dry deciduous forest, perfect
natural habitat for tigers, and is set in
the Aravalli and Vindhya hills, dotted with
pavillions and dominated by a hilltop fort.
Ranthambore was one of the hunting preserves
of the former rulers of Jaipur and because
of this the Maharajas ensured the environment
was preserved and the forest and their inhabitants
well protected. It has a good population
of tiger and their prey species, and has
been declared a "Project Tiger"
reserve. Wildlife includes blue bull, black
buck, spotted deer or cheetal, wild boar,
a large variety of bird species and, if
very lucky, the rarely seen leopard.
This afternoon you will be escorted for
game viewing inside the sanctuary by jeeps.
Overnight at hotel.
|Day 08 : Ranthambore
|Early morning and late afternoon,
game viewing inside the sanctuary by jeeps.
Overnight at hotel.
|Day 09 : Ranthambore - Pushkar
|After breakfast ride to Pushkar
Upon arrival in Pushkar - check-in at the
Afternoon tour of Pushkar - is a sacred
place for the Hindus. The sacred lake at
Pushkar is said to be as old as creation
itself. It is the only place in India with
temple dedicated to the creater of the world
- Lord Brahma. Every year on a full moon
day in end ctober/November. There is a very
colourful camel fair held popularly worldwide
known as Pushkar Fair. Overnight at hotel.
|Day 10 : Pushkar - Jaipur
|Morning ride to Jaipur (120
Upon arrival in Jaipur - check-in at the hotel.
Jaipur - Encircled by the rugged Aravalli
hills with numerous peaks crowned by imposing
forts, Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan looks
cradled and well protected. It takes its
name from Maharaja Jai Singh II, who in
the early 1700s became king at the age of
13. He conceived & designed his new
capital with exquisite buildings of rose-colored
terracotta and broad tree-lined avenues
exhibiting an astonishing model of city
planning. Afternoon tour of City.
Tour of the Pink City -"The Pink City"
is spectacularly set within surrounding
rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined
fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing
City Palace, still home to the Maharaja
although several of the rooms are now open
to the public. Many antiques and artefacts
belonging to the ruling family are housed
here, including a collection of weaponry.
You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace
of the Winds", and the open-airJantar
Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical
instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the
colourful bazaar before returning to your
hotel. Overnight at hotel.
|Day 11 : Jaipur - Delhi
|After breakfast tour of Amber
Tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated
on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At
the foot of the hill you will mount your
caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady
climb up to the main gate, making your entrance
in the time honoured fashion. The Fort,
completed in the early 18th century, took
over 100 years to build and now, although
deserted, offers a fascinating insight into
the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
Afternoon drive to Delhi (260 kms)
On arrival in Delhi - check into the hotel
Rest of the day at leisure to relax
Later transfer to international airport
for flight & back home.
|Day 12 : Delhi - Abroad