RENDEZVOUS WITH INDIA
Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi

1. Day
Europe - India
IN DIRECTION "SUNRISE"

Take of to new Delhi . Arriving around midnight at the capital of India , you will be welcomed by our tourleader and accompanied to your hotel to rest.

2. Day

Alt Delhi

PALACES AND MOSQUE , MARKETS AND BASAARS

Delhi translates as entrance gate and several powers have started their rule from here over the fertile plains of the river Indus and Ganges . Delhi has been capital seven times since the beginning of civilisation in India . The afternoon emphasises the glory of the mughal dynasty as depicted by the red fort of emperor shah jahan , surrounded by a 16m high wall , on the banks of the holy river jamuna . The biggest mosque in India , jama masjid , can accommodate 25,000 devo tees . Let the tingling atmosphere impress you as a first touch with a fascinating strange world!

3. Day

New Delhi

900 YEARS OF INDIA

Elegant and 72 mtrs high stands the minaret qutb - minar , built in the 12th century within the complex of the mosque " qutb - ul - dinar . In the courtyard a rust - resistant iron column from the 4th century awaits to be touched by you for fame. The afternoon is free for your own progr- -amme , your tourleader would love to give you helpful hints and tips.

4. Day

Delhi - Jaipur

IN THE PINK CAPITAL OF THE PRINCELY STATE

Palast der Winde - Jaipur

In the afternoon we reach jaipur , capital of Rajasthan , the state of princes and palaces and for many visitors the centre of the richest and most beautiful of Indian states . Jailer , given the name , pink city because of its red city walls and the red facades of all the houses , is certainly most colourful and elegant. It is a city built rectangular in symmetric blocks as it is written in the old literature of city planning , shilpa shastra.

5. Day

Jaipur - Amber - Jaipur

WHEN DID YOU LAST RIDE AN ELEPHANT

A short drive brings us to amber , the old capital of the jaipur rulers . At a hill , overlooking the fantastic landscapes , stands the huge palace city dating back to the 16th century . Climb up in style high on an elephant , not quite as comfortable today as in royal times . The city palace of jaipur , the observatory and the hawa mahal (palace of the winds ) are the highlights of our day's programme.

6. Day

Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

THROUGH THE BIRD SANTUARY INTO THE CITY OF TRIUMPH

Bharatpur is famous for its national park , where, depending on the season a variety of rare and beautiful migratory birds can been seen . The stop is fatehpur sikri (victory town ),a palace complex built by emperor Akbar the great and abandoned after only 13 years . Impressive is the ldings , for example the triumphal arch is 53 m in height , the highest in India .

7. Day

Agra

THE PERFECT BEAUTY

The world famous Taj Mahal is in reality even more inspiring than the best photograph can express. Besides , Agra offers more : the red fort where the builder of the Taj Mahal , shah jahan was held prisoner by his own son , looking with fond memories at the tomb of his beloved mumtaz mahal . The mausoleum of itmad - ud - daulah is one more jewel in the architecture of the mughals.

8. Day

Agra - Khajuraho

MYTHIC TALES IN 22 TEMPLES

Flight from agra to khajuraho , the southern most point of our round trip.there is a reason why we wish to take you to a village of some 2500 souls quite of the road ; here are 22 Hindu temples 1000 years old - with such unique and realistic impressions , mostly erotic , of life of various gods and men .

9. Day

Khajuraho - Varanasi

HOLIEST CITY OF ALL HINDUS

Today we board a flight from khajuraho to varanasi or benaras , the sacred city on the banks of the river ganges . The variety of exotic sights colours , smells , and pilgrim souvenirs is extrao rdinary even for a country like India . Our walk along the ghats and through the lanes and by- lanes of this city , said to be one of the oldest in the world , gives us an incomparable impression of a vibrant land with strong faith .
10. Day

Varanasi - Delhi

SUNRISE AT THE GANGA

At the crack of dawn we witness the sunrise at the holy river . A boatride takes us along the ghats (steps) , where numerous pilgrimes are engaged in holy rites while taking their baths standing in the river , facing the rising sun , Brahmins motionless under the umbrellas , yogis doing unreal looking exercises , dhobis washing clothes and from the open air crematoria the smoke strikes skywards - an incomparable picture of the vibrant land that India is . Here we are witness of an imperturbable faith which has not changed in its basics since the birth of Hinduism . After returning to the hotel for break- fast we visit sarnath , an important Buddhist town where Buddha gave his first sermon . Afternoon flight to Delhi .

11. Day

Delhi - Homebound or Extension

Ein Traum geht zu Ende

Transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule and return flight to your homecountry or start of your extension programme .

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