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Luxury Series
EJI's North India - 12 Days

DelhiVaranasiKhajurahoOrchaAgraFatehpur SikriJaipurUdaipur Ranakpur Delhi

DAY 1 - Delhi
Arrive Delhi. A representative from Exotic Journeys will meet you in the arrival lounge and escort you to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

Delhi is a city of immense past. Seven mighty empires have risen, ruled the sub-continent & fallen here. It is dotted with hundreds of landmarks and has accumulated a tremendous heritage of art, architecture and culture. New Delhi, the present capital of the largest democracy in the world, is the creation of world famous architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Attractions include, Rashtrapati Bhavan or Presidential Palace, Parliament House, Red Fort- a Massive fort built by master builder Shah Jahan; Jama Masjid- the largest mosque in Asia; Jantar Mantar- the medieval observatory designed & built by Maharajah Jai Singh of Jaipur; the 16th century tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun; Raj Ghat- where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Shantivana- the cremation site of Jawaharlal Nehru.

Overnight at: 
Taj Mahal, New Delhi
The Oberoi
The Leela Palace

DAY 2 - Delhi
City tour of New and old Delhi visiting Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jam Masjid, Chandini Chowk, Raj Ghat- where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Rashtrapati Bhavan or Presidential Palace, Parliament House, India Gate, National Museum and Baha'i Temple.

Overnight at: 
Taj Mahal, New Delhi
The Oberoi
The Leela Palace

DAY 3 -Delhi - Varanasi
Fly to Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities in the world and the holiest in India.

Varanasi, the 'eternal city' is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in India for the Hindus. Also known as Kashi, the city has been a center of learning and civilization for over 2000 years. It is a major tourist attraction for its long string of bathing ghats on the steps of the river Ganges. Places of interest include the Golden temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the great mosque of Aurangzeb, Durga temple, Vishwanath temple, Bharat Mata temple and the Ramnagar Fort Museum. A boat ride down the River Ganges at dawn is an experience to remember.

Witness evening 'Arti Puja' on the banks of River Ganges and the thousands of oil lamps set floating in the river in the memory of departed souls.

Overnight at : 
Taj Ganges, Varanasi
Radisson, Varanasi

DAY 4 -Varanasi
Sunrise boat cruise on Ganges to witness sacred cleansing rituals and burning and bathing Ghats.

City tour visiting Sarnath, Aurangzeb Mosque, various temples.

Overnight at : 

Taj Ganges, Varanasi
Radisson, Varanasi

DAY 5 - Varanasi -Khajuraho
Fly to Khajuraho - the temple city. It is famous throughout the world for its exquisitely carved temples in stones. Thousands of visitors and tourists from all over the world flock to envisage this immortal saga of Hindu art and culture engraved in stone by shilpies (stone craftsmen) a millennia ago.

Overnight at: 
Taj Chandela, Khajuraho
Lalit Temple View, Khajuraho

DAY 6 - Khajuraho - Orcha - Agra
Today, you will explore the World Heritage site Chandela temples. The Chandela temples represent the finest creative examples of temple architecture.

Travel to Jhansi by car en-route visiting Orcha, a medieval city built in 16th and 17th centuries by Bundela rulers. Board an air-conditioned train to Agra, to visit the city of world's most famous love story, Taj Mahal.

Agra is globally known as city of Taj Mahal. But this royal city has many monuments that epitomize the high point of Mughal Architecture. The crowning glory of the city is obviously the Taj, a monument to love and imagination that represent India to the world. The Mughal Emperor built the incomparable Taj Mahal as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz Mahal, exemplify Islamic architecture, in its purest form. The tombs are encased in white marble which are decorated with flawless sculptures and inlaid design of flowers and calligraphy cut from precious gems. Below the Dome, in a chamber, lie the mortal remains of Shah Jahan and his queen, reminding of their undying love. Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world - is perhaps the most perfect architectural monument in the world.

Among the other monuments that Agra takes pride in is the Agra Fort, a massive fort built by three Mughal Emperors, Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjahan.

Overnight at 
Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
ITC Mughal

DAY 7 - Agra -Taj Mahal
Today you will explore the epic Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itemad-ud-Daula and local bazaars. 

Overnight at : 
Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
ITC Mughal, Agra

DAY 8 - Fatehpur SikriJaipur
Travel to Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the magnificent capital of Mughal Empire. Arrive Jaipur - the pink city is known around the world for its people and exotic palaces, its culture & arts. Sightseeing includes visit to City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar Observatory. 

Overnight at :
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur

DAY 9 - Jaipur -Amber Fort 
A morning elephant ride will take you to Amber Fort and its sandstone palaces perched atop a hill. Within its precincts are Sheesh Mahal or chamber of mirrors reputedly the best in the world, Victory Hall and Pleasure Palace. Afternoon will be free for shopping or rest.

Overnight at : 
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur

DAY 10 - Udaipur 
Drive to Udaipur. Check into hotel and rest.

In the evening you will take a sunset cruise on Lake Pichola.

Udaipur is interspersed with shimmering lakes, marble palaces and fountains. The City Palace is the largest of its kind. It is remarkable for its octagonal towers, brilliant multicolor mosaics of peacocks inlaid in tiles, inlaid mirror work and exquisite paintings. Sahelion ki Bari is fascinating garden - adorned by Lotus pool, a marble throne and finely sculptured cenotaphs.

Overnight at : 
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur 
Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur 
The Leela Palace, Udaipur

DAY 11 - Udaipur - Ranakpur
Morning excursion to Ranakpur. The cluster of temples at Ranakpur, made of intricately sculpted white marble, come across as a marvelous feat of architecture. It may surprise visitors that these temples were built in 1460 but are so well preserved and the marble still sparkles. The main temple is supported by 1444 pillars, none of which are similarly carved. These temples house statues of Mahavira and other Jain saints. 

Overnight at : 
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur 
Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur 
The Leela Palace, Udaipur

DAY 12 - Udaipur – Delhi – Depart.
Morning at leisure. Fly to Delhi and depart on your onward journey.

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Itineraries are designed with current flight schedules and remain subject to adjustment / change.

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Highlights :
  • Finest luxury hotels
  • Finest luxury Jungle Lodges.
  • Private escorted airport transfers.
  • Private escorted sightseeing
  • Private escorted excursions
  • Personal English speaking knowdgeable local guides
  • Personal schauffeur and car
  • Daily breakfast in Mumbai and Delhi hotels.
  • All meals at the Jungle Lodges
  • Entrance fee to monuments in the itinerary
  • Concierge service
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • English speaking certified naturalists.
  • Private Home Stay available
  • Extension to Taj Mahal, Agra is available.
  Departure Dates - 2017
         
January
6 13 20 27  
February
3 10 17 24 31
March
3 10 17 24 31
April
7 14 21 28  
           
September
1 8 15 22 29
October
6 13 20 27  
November
3 10 17 24 31
December
1 8 15 22 29
           
  Departure Dates - 2018
         
January
5 12 19 26  
February
2 9 16 23 30
March
2 9 16 23 30
April
6 13 20 27  
           
September
7 14 21 28  
October
5 12 19 26  
November
2 9 16 23 30
December
7 14 21 28
           
January 6 to April 15, 2017
Luxury Tour:
North India - 18 Days
Per Person
Double Occupancy $ 6990.0
Single Room Occupancy $ 11350.00
Airfare - Tour Itinerary $ 498.00
International Airfare * Please Call / See Below
April 16 to September 30, 2017
Luxury Tour:
North India - 18 Days
Per Person
Double Occupancy $ 5075.0
Single Room Occupancy $ 7444.00
Airfare - Tour Itinerary $ 498.00
International Airfare * Please Call / See Below
October 1 to December 21, 2017
Luxury Tour:
North India - 18 Days
Per Person
Double Occupancy $ 7630.0
Single Room Occupancy $ 12575.00
Airfare - Tour Itinerary $ 498.00
International Airfare * Please Call / See Below

Sample International airfares:
Business Class: From $ 3200.00 
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Economy Class: From $ 800.00
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Airport Security fee, fuel surcharges and taxes not included.

Land Prices are guaranteed at the time ofbooking. Airfares are guaranteed only when ticketed. International airfares are from Chicago. Similar special airfare from San Francis, New York and Newark are available. Please call. Airfares from other cities are available upon request.

Competitive airfares are available on other airlines upon request.

   

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