Traveling through India is about the sights and sounds. It is about taking in the smells and experiencing the emotions. India is about the people, the warmth of Indian hospitality and the genuine friendliness to guests. A journey is about completely immersing your senses in the surroundings and letting the uniqueness of the country through India take over. A journey through India is a life altering experience and a trip of a lifetime.
This itinerary can stand on its own, but is best used when added on to the end of our Dreams of the Taj itinerary as a supplement to the tour of the Golden Triangle.
All of our itineraries can be completely customized to match your budget, travel dates and interests.
Day 1 - Agra - Khajuraho
Transfer to the airport in Agra to take a flight to Khajuraho, where you will discover a quiet little village with 1000 year old temples that are living testimony to the brilliance of Indo-Aryan architecture. Built by the Chandela dynasty, these temples are liberally embellished with artistic stonework, prominent among which are the erotic sculptures that portray heavenly pleasures on earth.
Day 2 - Khajuraho - Varanasi
From Khajuraho, fly to Varanasi, the Eternal City on the banks of the holy River Ganges. Considered to be among the most ancient cities of the world, Varanasi has been a center of learning and civilization for over 2000 years. Today, it is still one of the most important pilgrimage sites in India, and also a major tourist attraction. From Varanasi, you can visit Sarnath where Buddha gave his first discourse after attaining enlightenment.
Day 3 - Varanasi - Delhi
Start the day with a boat ride on the River Ganges at sunrise. See the faithful cleanse themselves of their sins in this, the holiest of rivers. Spend the rest of the morning at leisure, wandering through the fascinating lanes and by-lanes of Varanasi. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport where you will board your flight for Delhi. Arrive in Delhi and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and recall your memorable journey, or just wander around for the last time in Delhi.
Day 4 - Delhi Departure
Transfer to the international airport for your departure flight, carrying some beautiful memories back home.