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12 Days / 11 Nights

Tours Overview
The spiritual splendor of India unfolds as you explore the historic and cultural jewels of this diverse and colorful nation. Sunrise over the Ganges, sunrise at the Taj Mahal, a ride to a fabled mountain fortress atop painted elephants. You will experience the magic of India accommodated in comfort and style.

Day 1 - Arrive Delhi
Arrive today in India’s capital city of Delhi. You are greeted with a traditional Indian welcome and escorted to your hotel.

Day 2 - Delhi
After a leisurely morning, start your afternoon tour of Old Delhi. Among your stops are the Red Fort, Raj Ghat and the mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar. Welcome dinner at the hotel. (BD)

Day 3 - Delhi Sightseeing
This morning tour New Delhi - drive along Rajpath to view the Parliament House, the President’s House and India Gate. Visit the Humayun’s Tomb, QutabMinar and Birla Temple. Afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 4 – Delhi / Varanasi / Sarnath
Today you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight bound for Varanasi Arrive in Varanasi (India’s holiest city), located on the sacred Ganges River. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon visit the stupas, ruins and museum at Sarnath, scene of Buddha’s first sermon. In the evening proceed to the ghats in cycle rickshaws to witness the evening aarti ceremony. (B)

Day 5 - Varanasi / Khajuraho
In the early morning, enjoy the sunrise on the Ganges River with a boat ride followed by a walking tour of the old city. Later fly to Khajuraho, capital of the 9th to 13th century Chandela Dynasty. Upon arrival you are met and transferred to your hotel. Visit the Western group of temples containing the largest and loveliest temples, including KandariyaMahadev (representing Chandela art at its best). (B)

Day 6 - Khajuraho / Agra
This morning, visit the principal Eastern group of temples, modest and less ornate than the Western Group. These temples reflect the simplicity inherent in Jainism. Later, drive to Jhansi to board the train to Agra, en route visiting Orcha, a medieval city frozen in time and space, existing to this day as it must have in the 17th century. Upon arrival you are met and transferred to your hotel. (B)

Day 7 - Agra
Enjoy an early morning visit of the magnificent Taj Mahal for a sunrise view. After breakfast visit the Agra Fort and the city. The rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, visit the magnificent Taj Mahal once again and witness the transformation as the monument reflects the warm glow of the sunset. (B)

Day 8 - Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur, en route visiting the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. (B)

Day 9 - Amber Fort Excursion / Jaipur Sightseeing
Visit the mountain fortress of Amber where you have a choice of ascending the fort, riding royally atop elegantly draped and painted elephants or by jeep. Amber is a superb example of Rajput architecture with its complex of palaces, temples and ornate apartments. Later, enjoy a tour of Jaipur City, visiting Hawa Mahal or the ‘Palace of Winds,’ City Palace and the ancient observatory. (B)

Day 10 - Jaipur / Udaipur
Drive this morning to Udaipur.On your arrival in Udaipur, check-in at your hotel. In the evening, take a sunset cruise by motor boat on Lake Pichola. (B)

Day 11- Udaipur
In the morning, tour this famous City of Lakes, known as one of the most picturesque and romantic cities of India and maybe the world. Visit City Palace, Saheliyonki Bari or Garden of Maids and the folklore museum where you can see a presentation of the string puppets typical to this area. Today’s afternoon excursion brings you to the beautifully sculpted Eklingji temple. Eklingji is famous for its 108 temple complex, built on a shore of a lake. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple complex of Eklingji was built in 728AD. The main temple is made of white marble and the icon of Lord Shiva is made of black marble. Later, visit Nagdatemple which dates back to the 10th century. The term ‘Sas-Bahu’ suggests ‘Mother-in-law and Daughter-in-law’ respectively. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner. (BD)

Day 12 - Udaipur / Delhi / Depart
Morning at leisure.In the afternoon, fly to Delhi where you will have a room for a few hours to freshen up and change. This evening, transfer to the international airport for your flight home. (B)

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  2017
  Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
  Jan 06 - Apr 15 $7,355 $11,948
  Apr 16 - Sep 30 $5,340 $7,836
  Oct 01 - Dec 20 $8,030 $13,236
 
  Hotels
 
  Delhi Agra
  The Imperial (Heritage) Oberoi Amarvilas (Premier)
  Radisson (Superior DAY USE)
  Jaipur
  Varanasi Oberoi Rajvilas (Premier)
  Radisson (Superior)
  Udaipur
  Khajuraho Shiv Niwas Palace (Terrace Suite)
  The Lalit Temple View (Deluxe)
 
   
       
       
       
       
       
       
SITA Exclusive
As a guest of SITA, you will receive a Silk Scarf and Necktie as a souvenir of your unforgettable journey to India.

Includes:
  • Luxury & Deluxe accommodation with private facilities
  • 11 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • All sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Local English-speaking guides for sightseeing
  • Entrance fee to monuments and cultural events
  • Baggage handling
  • Sunrise and sunset visit to the Taj Mahal
  • Elephant ride up to Amber Fort
  • Boat ride on the Ganges River in Varanasi
  • Evening aarti ceremony by rickshaw in Varanasi
  • Train fare Jhansi / Agra
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