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Khajuraho Tour


Khajuraho is located in the Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is a city well known for its temples and sculptures. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the monuments of Khajuraho are extremely controversial yet artistic. Tourists from all across the globe visit the temples and monuments of Khajuraho.

The temples of Khajuraho follow the shikhara style where the main deity if placed in the centre on a sanctum. Some temples are dedicated to Hindu deities while others are dedicated to the Jain pantheon. It is believed that originally there were 80 Hindu temples out of which only 22 remain.

Khajuraho Jagadambari Temples ( khajuraho Tour )

The biggest tourist attractions in Khajuraho are undoubtedly the erotic sculptures on the temples. Perfectly carved figurines depict the scenes and postures straight from Kamasutra - the ancient Indian erotica. But the artists' imagination and aesthetics reign supreme as the theme celebrates eroticism.

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Suggested Itinerary

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Places Covered

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Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi  
Duration
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8 Days / 7 Nights Tour  
 
DAY 01
Delhi
Welcome on arrival at Delhi. Transfer & check-in at hotel. Afternoon combined sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi visiting Qutub Minar, India Gate (War memorial), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple, and driving past President's House Parliament House and Secretariat Buildings. Also drive pass Raj Ghat and Shanti Van - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and Red Fort. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
DAY 02  
Delhi - Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur (260 km, approx 6 hrs drive). On arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Jaipur.
DAY 03
Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728 AD. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Jai Mahal and Temple of Kali. Ascent on Elephant back, the hill on which the fort is situated.

Afternoon city sightseeing tour. Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince. Ever since it has retained that colour. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit the Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory. Albert Hall and Museum, Ram Niwas Gardens; drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds. Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
DAY 04

Jaipur - Agra
Morning drive to Agra (235 km. Approx.4 ½ hrs drive) en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 to commemorate the birth of his son and later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Visit the remains of its fortifications within the city including Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. On arrival check-in at hotel in Agra.

Afternoon city sightseeing tour visiting the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal, to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Also visit Itmad-ud-Daula's tomb built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. Overnight at hotel in Agra.

DAY 05
Agra - Khajuraho
Transfer to the airport for flight to Khajuraho. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.

The world famous Khajuraho temples were built between 950 AD and 1050 AD by the Chandela Kings, who claim descent from the moon God. These temples are famous for their exotic sculptures. The most important are the Chaunset Yogini temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, the Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bhaatji temple with an image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples. Lakshmana Temple, Viraha Temple dedicated to Shiva, which is the largest and most typical of the Khajuraho Temples. Also visit Javeri Temple and Parasvanath Temple dedicated to Jainism and the only Temples still surviving in the Eastern group. Overnight at the hotel in Khajuraho.
DAY 06

Khajuraho - Varanasi
Transfer to the airport for flight to Varanasi. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Afternoon city sightseeing tour. Varanasi the holiest city of the Hindus and one of the oldest living cities in the world was already old when Rome was founded and a flourishing trade centre when the Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his first sermon. It was a city of great wealth and religious importance when the Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang visited in the 7th Century. Visit the Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in marble . Durga Temple. Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University and its Art Gallery and the Mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangazeb built on the site of an ancient Hindu Temple. Overnight at hotel in Varanasi.

DAY 07

Varanasi - Delhi
Early morning boat excursion on the holy river Ganges, a ferry pilgrimage from ghat to ghat. Visitors have an unforgettable grandstand view of the ghats from Asi to Rajghat. People bathe early in the morning to offer prayers to the rising Sun . The two cremation ghats are the Manikornika and the Harishehaneba where funeral prayers burn day and the Harishehaneba where funeral prayers burn day and night. It is the belief of every pious Hindu that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on the banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death.

Afternoon transfer to the airport en-route visiting Sarnath, the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. The site is marked by the massive Dhamek stupa which is believed to date back to 500 AD. Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 6th century BC to 12th century AD. Visit the ruins of the stupa, the Buddhist temple and the Museum (Museum closed on Fridays).

Later proceed to the airport for flight to Delhi. Assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
DAY 08
Delhi - Departure
Transfer to the International airport to take the flight for onward destination.
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