The best of North India
Witness the mesmerising glimpses of India’s imperial and cultural heritage by beginning on a luxurious trip that starts from the Capital city of India, Delhi followed by the pink city – Jaipur, to one of the greatest wonders of the world- the symbol of love – Taj Mahal. The tour also includes a visit to picturesque temples in Khajuraho & Varanasi giving you a glimpse of ancient traditions which are still prevalent in modern India
This 9 day tour takes you to the iconic towns, serene places of worship and historic memorials – showcasing the bounty of India and its enchanting past. A well-planned sojourn that enables you to re-live the Mughal, Rajput & other major eras. Commence your journey to India by attending the striking prayer meets and marveling at the carvings of great Indian legacy. Buckle up to create reminiscences that will be unforgettable!
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Arrive DelhiArrive in Delhi and transfer to your hotel.
New Delhi, India's capital city, with a thousand years of history is a city of contrasts that combines a unique ambience of the ancient and the modern. An orderly plan of wide roads lined with sturdy colonial buildings, which was established soon after the imperial capital of British India moved here from Calcutta in 1911.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Evening proceed to Kingdom of Dreams to witness one of the two Bollywood Musical programmes. The show is between 1930 to 2200 hrs. Dinner can be taken at KOD itself (direct payment basis)
Kingdom of Dreams
Kingdom of Dreams is India's answer to Broadway. It is a Bollywood Musical Programme. As the name implies, Kingdom of Dreams is a spectacular world of unparalleled imagination, which brings to you a blend of India's culture, heritage, art, crafts, cuisine and performing arts buttressed with the mind boggling technological wizardry of today.
Kingdom of Dreams is designed and conceptualized to offer international and domestic tourists a breath-taking, magical Indian experience. It showcases modern and traditional India and present Indian culture in an entertaining format to all visitors. It offers you the best of India in the form of Cuisine, Crafts, Musicals, Dramas, Carnivals, Street Dances, Mythological Shows and much more. KOD has venues of international standard named Nautanki Mahal and Showshaa Theatre (Still under construction ) for performing arts and an avenue with the interesting name of Culture Gully for showcasing Indian handicrafts, cuisine and much more.
Nautanki Mahal is the venue for Bollywood style Musicals and Theatre in the grand style of royals that will leave you breathless. An overwhelming and amazing magical experience. Showshaa Theatre will present Indian mythological shows (when it starts. Hopefully will be ready by next year) such as Ram Lila & Krishna Lila in an awe inspiring format perked up with latest technology in the entertainment field. There will also be a mock Indian wedding complete with Baarat, groom and bride. Visitors can take part in this and take back fond memories of once- in- a- life-time experience.
Culture Gully is a lavish air conditioned boulevard of multifarious Indian cultures, culinary delights and shopping experiences. You can visit the backwaters of Kerala, savour the taste of fenny in a quaint tavern in Goa, view the royal splendour of a Rajasthani Palace or enjoy the rustic charm of a Punjabi village….. All in one place. Culture Gully captures the features of India showcasing its rich culture, architecture, crafts and traditions. You can interact with Street Performers, Live Artisans, magicians and Folk Dancers besides shopping, eating and other experiences like palm reading, tea sipping and much more. For food lovers, Culture Gully is a gourmet's paradise with authentic Indian cuisine from various regions.
"A Magical, Mystical & Memorable Experience of India" KOD has two programmes, Zangoora and Jhumroo (Details of these programmes are given below). We will see one of the two musical programmes ( which ever will be in progress).
Zangoora – the Gypsy Prince. India's answer to Broadway, Zangoora the Gypsy Prince - The biggest Bollywood musical ever. Introducing a brand new genre of entertainment where storytelling & Bollywood style Song & Dance meet stagecraft and technical wizardry like never seen before.
In a world class theater Nautanki Mahal, enter a world of entertainment that brings the best of Indian and International talent to create a Bollywood spectacle live on stage that is truly cinematic.
Sound, light, video, animation, special effects, aerial choreography, stunt, magic and much much more. Get ready for the magic of Bollywood and journey with Zangoora through a cinematic theatrical experience that is sure to dazzle you.
The show boasts the grandest of Bollywood music of the last three decades strung together into a Bollywood potboiler storyline. Some of the best talent from the world of Bollywood, Television, Theater and live events features in the show.
Zangoora is a fantasy tale set in the fictional Kingdom of Shaktishila. It's a classic story of good vs evil as a gypsy boy Zangoora makes his journey to his true destiny of being a prince. A love triangle emerges between Zangoora, princess Sonali and a feisty gypsy girl Laachi. Strung together with all time favorite Bollywood song the story explores a larger than life world- full of magic, music, dance, colour and all things Bollywood. Romance, drama, action, magic and scintillating performances and foot tapping music that promises to enthrall audiences.
This musical comedy packed with 19 Bollywood retro songs, is a celebration of the spirit of Kishore Kumar, a legend who continues to charm the young and old alike.
Chosen over various other concepts, Jhumroo being a light entertainer is a perfect follow-on to the drama packed spectacle that Zangoora is. While Zangoora incorporated songs from over various eras of Bollywood one of the prime attractions of Jhumroo is the evergreen music of Kishore Kumar. Audiences who have once been bedazzled by the charming Zangoora are sure to fall in love with the adorable Bhola from Jhumroo.
Jhumroo not only promises its audience a good laugh and a happy experience but will also surprise them with twists and turns in the storyline and an astonishing use of technology to help build the story up.
A family entertainer in the true sense, Jhumroo will take the audience through the story of a lovable young boy Bhola, who leads a simple life in Mumbai, living with his father, working at an ad agency and fooling around with his friends. Bhola has only two dreams – one to be a singing superstar, an idea highly disapproved by his father considering his not so great singing talent and two, to express his love to Meena, a co-worker at the ad agency. Circumstances and events follow and the boy find himself in the finals of a singing reality show. How the music and spirit of Kishore da whom Bhola considers his idol makes this possible is an enchanting tale in true sense of the word. Return to hotel after the show.
Overnight at Hotel
In Delhi0900 hrs: Full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Morning proceed to Old Delhi for sightseeing. In old Delhi drive past Chandni Chowk- the crowded bazaar (silver street ) of old Delhi and the Red Fort- Built in 1648, this sprawling fort of red sand stone along the river Yamuna is surrounded by a wall of about 2.4 km in circumference. It was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. This will be followed by rickshaw ride in the lanes and by lanes of old Delhi which also takes you through the spice market. This interesting ride is an eye opener to many. Later visit Jama Masjid (Mosque), Built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, the Jama Masjid is the largest and one of the most magnificent mosques in India. After this visit Raj Ghat, memorial of Mahatma Gandhi (Father of the Nation).
Post Lunch proceed for half day sightseeing of New Delhi . In New Delhi visit Qutab Minar & Sikh temple and drive past diplomatic enclave, Parliament House, India Gate and President Estate.
Overnight at Hotel
Delhi to Jaipur (Surface)After an early breakfast depart by surface for Jaipur (258 km / 6 hrs) Noon / Afternoon: Arrive and check in at the hotel.
Jaipur, The rose pink capital of Rajasthan is surrounded on all sides by rugged hills, crowned with forts. Enclosed by battle scarred walls, the city was built early in the eighteenth century. Jaipur is aptly called the "Pink City of India". It takes its name from the famous Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, who founded the city in 1728. Jaipur is noted for its craftsmen skilled in the art of cutting precious stones and is famed for its garnets and rubies. It is equally well known for brass inlay work, lacquer work and the printing of muslin.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel
In Jaipur0800 hrs : After early breakfast proceed for half day sightseeing. Visit the Amer Fort, the former capital of the Kachhwaha Rajputs on a hillside overlooking Maotha lake, 11 km from Jaipur on the Delhi - Jaipur road. Also have the unique experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated.
Enroute to Amer Fort, photo stop at Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds. The monument was originally conceived with the aim of enabling ladies of the royal household to watch the everyday life and royal processions of the city.
1400 hrs : After lunch, proceed for sightseeing of City Palace. This is in the heart of the old city and is the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Even today The City Palace is the principal residence of the ruling family. Also Visit Jantar Mantar A stone observatory. Largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments, whose setting and shapes.It was the complex instrument with varied shapes and settings.
Overnight at Hotel
Jaipur To Agra Via Fatehpur Sikri (Surface)0700 hrs: Depart by surface for Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (232kms / 6-7 hrs approx with Fatehpur Sikri). Fatehpur Sikri, built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid.
1330 hrs approx: Arrive Agra and transfer to hotel.
Agra, is located on the banks of river Yamuna and is famous world over as "the City of Taj".
1500 hrs: Proceed for sightseeing. Visit Taj Mahal one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Built by Shah Jahan (Mughal Emperor) for his beloved wife Mumtaz. Thereafter proceed to Agra Fort, built by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D. the fort is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings
Overnight at Hotel
Agra To Jhansi (Train) => Jhansi To Khajuraho (Surface)0700 hrs: After early breakfast transfer to Agra Cantt railway station 0812 hrs: Depart by Shatabdi Express train for Jhansi. 1048 hrs : Arrive Jhansi railway station and transfer to Khajuraho (175 km / 4 hrs) 1500 hrs: Arrive Khajuraho and transfer to the hotel
Legend has it that when the Moon God saw the young maiden Hemavati bathing in a river, her beauty was such that he descended to earth to engage in a passionate affair. Before his return to the celestial realm, he swore she would bear a son who would one day erect a great temple to celebrate the beauty of their divine love. Thus the founder of the mighty Chandela dynasty, a robust clan of the warrior Rajputs, was born, and between A.D. 900 and 1100, the Chandela kings -- who settled in remote Khajuraho, where they were clearly unhindered by the usual distractions of fighting off invading forces -- built not 1 but 85 temples, almost all of them featuring exquisite sculptures of men and women joyfully engaging in the most intimate and erotic acts.
Late afternoon : Sightseeing tour of temples.
Khajuraho temples were constructed between 950 and 1050 A.D. during the reign of Chandel Empire. Khajuraho derives its name from the Khajur tree (the date palm tree) which can be found in abundance in the area. These temples are considered the "high point" of Indian architectural genius in the Medieval period. Originally there were 85 temples, of which only 22 still exist. The temples were lost to modern civilization until 1838 when Capt. T. S. Burt, a British engineer, re-discovered them.
The temples have been laid out in three different regions: East, West, and South. The most exquisite and most numerous (14 in all) are in the Western group.
Overnight at Hotel.
Khajuraho To Varanasi (Flight)Morning at Leisure. Later, in time, transfer to the airport to board flight for Varanasi.
Arrive and proceed to visit Sarnath enroute to the hotel.
Sarnath , where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon, after attaining Nirvana. The only institute of its kind in the world, imparting education in the Tibetan language, it was Est. by the Dalai Lama in 1971. Presently located at Sarnath, the institute has a rare collection of Buddhist texts, Tibetan manuscripts and other journals.
In the evening, a visit to the bank of the river Ganges to view the performance of "Aarti" - prayers being offered to the holy river. The sight and sound of the temple bells, chanting of prayers and the light of numerous floating lamps is fascinating!!
Overnight at Hotel.
Varanasi To Delhi (Flight)Very early morning, transfer to the ghats for a boat ride on the river Ganges to see the sunrise and witness local people worshipping and bathing on the Ghats.
Drive back to the hotel for breakfast. Later, in time, transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi.
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Leave DelhiIn time transfer to the airport to board flight for home.