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Khajuraho Tour

Temple, Khajuraho Tour
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Temple, Khajuraho Holiday Vacations
This quiet, genial, dusty village in northern Madhya Pradesh is awash with temples. Temples for everything - sun gods, sacred bulls and more memorably, sex. Stone figures of apsaras or 'celestial maidens' pout and pose like Playboy pin-ups while mithuna, erotic figures, run through a whole Kama Sutra of positions and possibilities. It's highly salacious stuff and one reason why the temples of Khajuraho are famous throughout the world. The other reason is that they are liberally embellished with some of the finest handiwork of the Chandela period, a dynasty which survived for five centuries before falling to the onslaught of Islam. Visitors are also drawn to a dance festival, celebrated in March, which attracts some of the best classical dancers in the country - the floodlit temples provide a spectacular backdrop during the event.

The largest and most important temples are in the attractively landscaped Western Group. Externally, the temples consist of curvilinear towers with clusters of lesser turrets clinging to them, suggestive of rising mountain peaks (ahem) converging round a great central peak. Round the exterior walls are two, sometimes three, superimposed rows of gods, goddesses, kings and heroes, courtesans, couples in carnal embrace and, in some cases, friezes depicting various forms of bestiality. The interiors are just as ornate, with an open portico leading into a main hall, then a vestibule beyond which is an inner sanctum containing the free-standing cult image. In fact, the sculpture and architecture blend so perfectly that each building appears to have been conceived by a single - and highly sexed - mastermind.

Getting to Khajuraho can be a major problem. It's really on the road to nowhere and involves long bus trips over small country roads. Flying is a better option: Air Indian Airlines have a daily Delhi-Agra-Khajuraho-Varanasi flight but it's usually booked solid so book as far in advance as possible. Buses run from Agra, Ghansi, and Jhansi, and if going by rail you'll need to get off at Jhansi and continue by bus to Khajuraho.
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Duration : 12 Nights and 13 Days
Destinations : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi
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Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
Company representatives will receive you on arrival at the international airport in Delhi, India. They will help you transfer to your hotel and check in at the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi
You will be picked up from your hotel to travel on a full-day tour of Old & New Delhi.
In Old Delhi you will see the Red Fort, an impressive sandstone monument built in red sandstone by the Emperor Shah Jahan, the Jama Masjid - one of the largest mosques in India; enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk - a historic market street; also see Raj Ghat - the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, Humayun's Tomb and the Qutab Minar.
In New Delhi you will see Rashtrapati Bhawan - the President's mansion, Parliament House, India Gate, The Bahai (Lotus) Temple and shopping arcades in New Delhi.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. To Know More About Delhi Click Here

Day 03: Delhi - Jaipur
In the morning, after breakfast, we travel from Delhi to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, India, by road. The distance of approximately 260 km, is covered in 5 hours.
Arrive in Jaipur at noon. Check into your hotel and relax. In the evening you can go shopping or explore the city of Jaipur.
Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 04: Jaipur
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. We then proceed to Amber Fort for a day's excursion. At the foot of the hill leading to Amber Fort, you will climb onto an elephant and enter the fort in royal style on elephant back. Inside Amber Fort, you will see palaces, gardens, historic weapons and a grand view of the lake and the city of Jaipur.
Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay. To Know More About Jaipur Click Here

Day 05: Jaipur - Agra
After breakfast, we travel from Jaipur to Agra, by road. The distance of approximately 221 km, is covered in around 5 hours.
Arrive in Agra at noon and check into the hotel. Visit Fatehpur Sikri en-route. This city was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar as his ideal city. It was however abandoned after his death and the city's beautiful buildings stand as a reminder of an Emperor's dream.
In the evening you can enjoy the ambience of the city of Agra. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Agra.

Day 06: Agra
After breakfast we will drive to the Taj Ganges parking place. From there we will take the battery operated bus to the world famous Taj Mahal. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal who died in 1631. This marble mausoleum is situated near the river Yamuna and contains the tombs of both Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. It is regarded as a monument to everlasting love.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Agra. To Know More About Agra Click Here

Day 07: Agra - Khajuraho
After breakfast we transfer to the airport for the flight to Khajuraho. Arrive in Khajuraho and transfer to the hotel. Explore Khajuraho and return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 08: Khajuraho
Proceed for a guided tour of the famous temples of Khajuraho. This group of temples was built by the Chandella rulers of central India between 950 and 1050 A.D. They are known worldwide for their sculptural excellence, which includes erotic carvings. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. To Know More About Khajuraho Click Here

Day 09: Khajuraho - Varanasi
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer in time to the airport for the flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Later you can explore the spiritual ambience of this holy city. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 10: Varanasi
Morning drive to Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. One can also witness the evening Aarti ceremony of Varanasi ghat. To Know More About Varanasi Click Here

Day 11: Varanasi - Delhi
After breakfast at the hotel, we proceed for sightseeing of Sarnath. An important Buddhist pilgrimage destination, this is the site where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon after gaining enlightenment. Explore the sights of Sarnath and return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 12: Delhi
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Go sightseeing or shopping in Delhi and enjoy the Dances of India performance in the evening and a farewell dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Day 13: Delhi - Home
Transfer to the airport in time for your flight home with unforgettable memories of India, at the end of your North India vacation tour package.

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