Itinerary in brief:
- 2 nights Varanasi
- 1 night Khajuraho
- 1 night Orchha
- 1 night Delhi
Day 1: Delhi to Varanasi
Transfer from Delhi to the airport, where you will board your flight* to Varanasi, one of the most important places for Hindus to visit in their lifetime.
You will spend 2 nights in a hotel on the banks of the Ganges.
*For those with a little more time who want to experience the wonder of train journeys in India, there is a service that runs from Delhi to Varanasi. The trip is around 18 hours and the train isn’t daily, but it’s a great experience – meet the locals, enjoy the scenery and drink plenty of chai! Please ask for further details.
Day 2: Free day in Varanasi
Take an early morning boat ride on the Ganges, followed by a walk through the Old City. An unforgettable experience! Make sure you cool down with a refreshing lassi from one of the tiny vendors found in the alleyways.
In the evening head back to the Ghats to witness the spectacular ‘Ganga Arti’ ceremony which takes place on the banks of the river. Watch from the water to get the best views!
Day 3: Varanasi to Khajuraho
Transfer back to the airport and take a short flight to Khajuraho.
Khajuraho is known for being host to some of the finest art and architecture in India! The temples feature sublime sculptures that famously depict erotic art. Spend the afternoon on a tour of the temples.
Day 4: Khajuraho to Orchha
Today you will drive to Orchha, a historic village with more amazing architecture and a peaceful, laid-back vibe. You’ll have the afternoon free to explore independently; there are forts, temples, palaces and scattered ruins around.
Day 5: Back to Delhi
The final leg of your journey involves a drive to Jhansi, where you will board the fast train back to Delhi. Sit back and enjoy the ride; snacks are provided in the A/C chair car – it’s time for a chai as you recline and watch the world go by!
Day 6: Depart Delhi
Sadly your Varanasi trip has come to an end; a transfer to the airport is included.