Days : 1-2 Delhi
Red FortIndias capital city is a great place to start our adventure.
We explore the bazaars and markets of Old Delhi, a perfect introduction to
the sounds and smells of India and visit the Jama Masjid, Indias
largest mosque. Please arrive by 6pm on Day 1 for an evening meeting.
Day 3 : Agra and Taj Mahal
Our first stop is Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. This teardrop on the
face of eternity with its glistening white marble is indeed a moving
experience. We also visit Agras impressive Red Fort.
Days : 4-5 Chanderi
Arriving in Chanderi is to become an instant celebrity, as few tourists
visit this fascinating town. Ancient rock paintings, Jain temples, beautiful
ruins amongst a backdrop of rural India, cricket games with the local school
team anything is possible in this very special place.
Days : 6-7 Orchha
We travel by jeep and tempo to Orchha and experience a very different side
of India. A small village situated on the banks of the Betwa River, we spend
our time here walking within the villages many forts and temples,
enjoying a cool swim and relaxing while meeting the locals of this peaceful
Days : 8-9 Khajuraho
Heading east we travel to Khajuraho to explore the famous erotic temples.
Built over 1,000 years ago the extravagantly carved temples feature hundreds
of sculptures depicting all aspects of the Karma Sutra. We visit Panna
National Park to look for the illusive Indian tiger.
Day 10 : Chitrakut
Sprawling along the banks of the Mandakini River lies Chitrakut, with its
ashrams, temples and bathing ghats, is full of the stories of the Ramayana.
We join the crowds of Hindu pilgrims as we take boats on the river and walk
Days : 11-14 Varanasi
Arriving in Varanasi, one of the worlds oldest surviving cities, its
as if we have stepped back in time to a mystical and exciting world. We take
a boat trip on the Ganges past the ghats, enjoy walks through the myriad of
narrow lanes in the old city and take part in our own sunset flower ceremony
on the river. In the afternoon of Day 14 we take the overnight train back to
Day 15 : Delhi
Your trip finishes on arrival into Delhi early morning on Day 15 with a
transfer to our starting point hotel. If you are departing India today, its
best to book your flight for later in the afternoon as train delays often
occur. Luggage storage is provided and additional accommodation in Delhi is