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Golden Triangle and Khajuraho Dance Festival

Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Route: Delhi - Khajuraho - Agra - Jaipur

Tour Description:

If you are into culture and heritage, this tour is perfect. Covering the Golden Triangle and Khajuraho Dance Festival lets you explore various chronicled locations and architectural intelligence like the erotic sculptures of Khajuraho. People celebrate the Maha Shivratri festival with full vigour in this region with various artists and performers performing classical dance and melodies simultaneously with full devotion to Lord Shiva.

En-route Khajuraho, Orchha is a must to visit with its history and magnificent temples and monuments. Lastly the Golden Triangle with places with rich heritage like India Gate, Qutub Minar, Taj Mahal, Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal.

Itinerary

Day 01 / Arrival Delhi

Arrive in Delhi, meet assist at the airport transfer to hotel. After lunch, half day sightseeing tour of Delhi covering Laxmi Narayan Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, President house. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 02 / Delhi - Jhansi (By fast air-conditioned Train Dep. 06:15 hrs Arrive. 10:48 hrs) Jhansi- Khajuraho (By road) Approx. 3 and half hrs drive En-route visiting Orchha

Morning transfer to railway station to board the fast air-conditioned train to Jhansi. On arrival at Jhansi railway station meet assist and transfer to Khajuraho enroute visiting Orchha. Orchha, a historical site with magnificent temples and monuments. Some of the palaces were decorated with painted murals which represent the finest flowering of the Bundela school of painting. Continue drive to Khajuraho. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Evening enjoy Khajuraho Festival of Dances draws the best classical dancers in the country who perform against the spectacular backdrop of the floodlit temples. The Khajuraho Festival of Dances draws the best classical dancers in the country who perform against the spectacular backdrop of the floodlit temples.

Once the capital of the great Chandela Kings, Khajuraho today is a quiet village of a few thousand people .It is also the setting of the Khajuraho Festival of Dances which draws the best classical dancers in the country every year, who perform against the spectacular backdrop of the floodlit temples.

With international status under the Government of India programme categories, this seven-day extravaganza is a unique treat for connoisseurs from all over the world.

The past and the present silhouetted against the glow of a setting sun becomes an exquisite backdrop for the performers. In a setting where the earthly and the divine create perfect harmony - an event that celebrates the pure magic of the rich classical dance traditions of India. As dusk falls, the temples are lit up in a soft, dream-like ethereal stage.The finest exponents of different classical Indian styles are represented - Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Manipuri, and many more. Night stay in Khajuraho.

Day 03 / Khajuraho

After a leisurely breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Khajuraho- famous for the legendary temples of Khajuraho built in the 9th and the 10th century. It is acknowledged as one of the world’s artistic wonders. Khajuraho has achieved fame for the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures. Evening enjoy Khajuraho Festival of Dances. Night stay in Khajuraho.

Day 04 / Khajuraho

After a leisurely breakfast proceed for day excursion to Raneh Falls. Evening enjoy Khajuraho Festival of Dances. Night stay in Khajuraho.

Day 05 / Khajuraho - Jhansi (By road) Jhansi - Agra (By air-conditioned car Dep 1756 hrs Arr 2025 hrs)

After breakfast, visit local markets of Khajuraho. Later transfer to railway station to board the fast air-conditioned train to Agra. On arrival at Agra railway station meet assist and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Agra.

Day 06 / Agra

Morning at sunrise visit magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant _expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Later visit the Agra Fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Night stay in Agra.

Day 07 / Agra - Jaipur ( By road approx 235 kms--04 hrs drive ) enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri

Early morning visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World surely the most extravagant _expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Later drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri -a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town"" which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur in late evening & transfer to hotel. Evening proceed to visit to visit Chokhi Dhani - is a concept to join the rajasthani tribes from the world. Nowadays tourists are very much aware of rajasthan and its culture. But still they are far-far away from its roots. They know only a state of Kings... a place of snake charmers... and an emerging handicraft industry. But real rajasthan is still there in villages, the paintings..., art Bani Thani..., the wall decorations..., the cow dung plaster..., the pure food..., the fresh air...the evening performances, the enthusiasm, the 'manuhar' (mouthful catering), the traditions, the costumes and at last but not least the feelings Night stay in Jaipur. Night stay in Jaipur.

Day 08 / Jaipur - Delhi (By superfast air conditioned train Dep 1745 Hrs Arr 2230 Hrs)

After breakfast checkout from hotel & visit the majestic Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills. Later visit the City Palace, Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screen sand carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh's Observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Evening transfer to railway station to board the air conditioned train to Delhi, Dinner in the train. Arrive & meet with our representative & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 09 / Departure

After breakfast checkout from hotel and proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Later transfer to airport for onward flight.

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