India has always been a country where royalty and religion always met each other in form of monuments and architectures. India is famous for its religious tolerance as it plays host to people of diverse religious faiths. Royal India Travel is offering ‘Royalty and Religion Tour’ that begins from Delhi and covers Jaipur, Agra, Gwalior, Orccha, Khajuraho and Varanasi. All these cities hold a cultural, historical and religious importance with numerous sites to visit. Some of the main attractions on this tour are- Hawa Mahal, City palace, amber fort, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur sikri, Gwalior Fort, Raja Man Singh Palace, Gobinda Palace, Raj Mahal, Jehangir Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal, Chandela temples temples of Khajuraho and Sarnath temple, Ghats of Vanaras etc. Some activities you can enjoy on the tour are Elephant joy ride to the Amber Fort, Morning boat cruise in Varanasi and Guided trip to Gwalior Fort. RIT’s royalty religion tour comprises all these cities’ important destinations to visit.
Days-1 : Delhi (Arrival)
Arrive in Delhi followed by assisted transfer to the hotel for your stay. Have breakfast in the hotel. Post lunch, embark on a sightseeing tour of Delhi covering Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar, Gandhi memorial, Jama Masjid, Birla Temple, India gate and Parliament area. Stay overnight in Delhi.
Days-2 : Delhi - Jaipur
In the morning, leave by road for Amber Fort. Here you’ll have to take an elephant ride to visit the entrance of this hill fort. Thereafter, we’ll drive towards Jaipur for overnight stay.
Days-3 : Jaipur
The attractions you will visit here include Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Museum. In the afternoon, shop at the local bazaars such as Johari and Bapu. Later, return back to the hotel for night stay.
Days-4 : Jaipur - Agra
Post breakfast in the morning; take a road trip to Agra. On the way, visit Fatehpur Sikri. It was built by Mughal emperor Akbar but was soon abandoned due to shortage of water. In the afternoon, arrive in Agra and move to the hotel for overnight stay.
Days-5 : Agra
Post breakfast in the morning, go out to explore the beauty of the famous Taj Mahal. Besides, you will visit Agra Fort and the tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah. In the afternoon, either revisit the Taj Mahal and the local bazaars. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Days-6 : Agra - Gwalior
On the 6th day, leave by road for Gwalior. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel to relax. In the afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour of Gwalior Fort. It is housed with some famous palaces such as Raja Man Singh Palace, Teli-ka-Mandira and the ancient temple. Stay overnight at the hotel in Gwalior.
Days-7 : Gwalior - Orchha
Post an early morning breakfast, take a road trip to the medieval monuments of Orchha. Some popular places you will visit here include Raj Mahal, Jehangir Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal. Stay overnight at the Sheesh Mahal.
Days-8 : Orchha - Khajuraho
On the 8th day, continue your journey towards Khajuraho, famous for its Chandela temples. By afternoon, arrive in Khajuraho and proceed to the hotel for overnight stay.
Days-9 : Khajuraho
In the morning, venture out of your hotel and explore the sensuous temples of Khajuraho. The afternoon is free either to relax or revisit the temples. Overnight in Khajuraho.
Days-10 : Khajuraho - Varanasi
Upon arrival in Varanasi, move to the hotel. In the afternoon, explore the temples of Varanasi which include Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Tulsi Das Temple and Bharat Mata Temple besides Emperor Aurangzeb mosque. Overnight in Varanasi.
Days-11 : Varanasi
Early morning, enjoy boat ride on the river Ganges to witness the sunrise and rituals performed on the ghats. In the afternoon, drive towards Sarnath to visit the Buddhist temples and Sarnath Museum. Later, return back to Varanasi for night stay.
Days-12 : Varanasi - Delhi
Today, in the morning, drive to the airport to board flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to airport/station to board flight/train back home.