The Indian Heartland Tour ( 6 Days / 5 Nights ) Best Season: October to April
 

While the myths and the legends swirl around the forts and palaces like a fine mist, India is so much more than just forts and palaces. 6000 years of evolving history have left their mark across great swathes of the country and art, architecture and culture flourished across the Indian heartland and this tour takes you to visit some of the finest examples. 
Starting from the bustling Capital of India, Delhi your journey will take by train to Agra and Jhansi and then drive to Khajurao and its famous temples. This is a great way to see the interior of India – from the inside of a train as it passes through a cross section of the Indian countryside from city to city. From Khajurao you will fly to Varanasi where Hinduism is put on display in all its glory alongside the"ghats" or the steps as the mighty and sacred River Ganges flows by on its journey to the sea. This trip also includes a tour of Sarnath where The Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment.

 
LEVEL: Easy
These trips are good for families with children as well as for senior citizens.
 
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Itinerary
Day 01 Arrive in Delhi

 transfer to your hotel, check-in. Depending on the arrival time of your flight you may begin sightseeing in the afternoon after lunch. Dinner at overnight at hotel.

Day 02 New Delhi to Bhopal by Train

 An early morning transfer to the New Delhi Railway Station and board the Shatabdi Train bound for Bhopal via Agra. The train departs Delhi at 6.00 am and arrives in Agra by 8:15 am. Breakfast on board. Upon arrival in Agra visit the Taj Mahal after which you will go to your hotel for lunch and check-in before visiting the Agra Fort in the afternoon. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 Bhopal to Jhansi by Train

After breakfast transfer to the railway station and board the train to Jhansi. This train leaves at 8:15 am and reaches Jhansi at 10:40 am from it is a short drive to Orchha where time seems to have stood still and where Palaces and temples of yore stand in a pristine state of preservation. After lunch drive 4 to 5 hours to Khajurao and check-in at your hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 04 Varanasi by flight

After breakfast begin your tour of what must be the grandest collection of temples on the sub-continent. After lunch transfer to the airport and fly to Varanasi. Check-in to hotel. In the evening visit the famous "Ghats"or steps to view the evening prayers or "Aarti" on the banks of the River Ganges. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 05 explore of Varansi

An early morning will see you on the River Ganges on boats as Hindu devotees go about their morning prayers at dawn. Return to the hotel for breakfast after which explore the old city of Varanasi known to Hindu devotees as "Kashi" on foot through its narrow alleyways visiting some of the most important temples in Hinduism. Return to you hotel for lunch after which drive to Sarnath where The Buddha preached his first sermon after attaining Enlightenment. A stupa now marks the exact spot where the sermon was delivered and which effectively launched Buddhism. Return to Varanasi. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 06 Fly back to Delhi & connect outbound Flight

After breakfast, at an appointed time, transfer to the airport and fly to Delhi for your departure from India. Depending on your final departure time, it may be possible to do a short sightseeing tour of Delhi before catching you onward flight.