Any generalization of Indian cuisine as "curry" would be a grave
mistake. The cuisine of each region is as diverse as is the culture, or the
language and dialects spoken in the area. Each region has its unique style
of cooking and favouring using the locally sourced ingredients. In this tour
we present the traditional Tandoori, Mughlai and Awadhi food which is
occasionally complemented by vegetarian cuisine and followed by irresistible
Day 01 : Arrive
On arrival a warm welcome by our staff and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay
at the hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi
Full day city tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit the lanes and by lanes of
Old Delhi and observe the wide range of street food options. Experience
Kashmiri Wazwan cuisine at the Chor Bizarre restaurant in the old city area.
In the evening experience North Indian cuisine especially Punjabi food at a
Day 03 : Delhi - Lucknow
Morning transfer to railway station to board the Shatabdi Express to
Lucknow, the city of Nawabs. On arrival transfer to hotel. The afternoon
city tour includes visits to Imambada, Bhool Bhulaiya and colourful shopping
area of Hazratganj. Dinner will be at a restaurant specializing in Awadhi
Day 04 : Lucknow - Varanasi
Morning is free at leisue. Later transfer to airport for flight to
Varanasi. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. In the evening a boat ride on
the Ganges followed by dinner at the Peshwa Ghat which is a spectacular
experience. The food served is vegetarian Indian cuisine and the ambience of
the place is further enhanced with thousands of oil lamps floating on the
Day 05 : Varanasi
Morning excursion to Sarnath, the place where Buddha achieved
enlightenment. In the afternoon a city tour of Varanasi visiting the Ghats,
Temples and the Benaras Hindu University.
Day 06 : Varanasi - Khajuraho
Morning free at leisure. Later transfer to airport for flight to Khajuraho.
Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Half day tour of the exotic temples of
Khajuraho in the afternoon. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07 : Khajuraho - Jhansi - Gwalior
Morning visit to the temples. Late morning depart for Jhansi visiting the
majestic fort at Orchha en route. In the evening transfer to Jhansi railway
Junction Shatabdi Express to Gwalior. Arrive at Gwalior at 7 pm and transfer
Day 08 : Gwalior - Agra
is the capital of the Scindia dynasty and the local ruling family has
played an important role during the Imperial Rule as well as post
independence India. Among the attractions of Gwalior the highlight is
the Gwalior Fort which is located atop a hill and has a number of
temples and buildings amidst its perimeter. Among these the most notable
are the Teli-ka-Mandir, the Sas Bahu Mandir and the Mansingh's Palace.
Also noteworthy is the Vijay Vilas Palace where the erstwhile royal
family still lives and which offers an interesting insight into the days
of the Royalty with world's second largest chandelier, the silver train
on the dining table etc. In the evening transfer to the Gwalior station
to board the Shatabdi Express to Agra at 7 pm. Arrive Agra at 8.30 pm
and transfer to your hotel.
Day 09 : Agra
Full day city tour of Agra visiting the Red Fort, Itmad-uddaulah and
one of the greatest monuments on the earth - the Taj Mahal. Built in the
memory of his empress by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan the Taj stands as
a mute testimony to the unmatched architectural skills of those
thousands of workers who worked relentlessly to create this dream on the
banks of the Yamuna. Dinner at a city restaurant and overnight stay at
Day 10 : Agra - Jaipur
Drive from Agra to Jaipur visiting the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri
en route. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 11 : Jaipur
Morning excursion to the Amber fort located about 10 kms away. Optional
elephant ride to the top of the fort. Return to the Jaipur city to visit
the City Palace and Museum, Jantar mantar and Hawa mahal. Later also
visit the colorful bazaars of the Pink City which offer among the widest
shopping options for the traveler. In the evening dinner at the Chokhi
Dhani - Indian Village Theme restaurant which serves select vegetarian
cuisine in a rural ambience.
Day 12 : Jaipur - Delhi
After breakfast drive back to Delhi stopping en route at the Fort
Palace Neemrana. The Fort which was in ruins for over 6 centuries has
been painstakingly restored to its present form and is one of the most
exclusive palace hotels in the country today. Lunch at The Neemrana
Fort. Later drive back to Delhi. Upon arrival transfer to the Radisson
Hotel for Dinner at the Great Kebab Factory. Late evening transfer to
the airport for flight back home.