Day 1: Delhi—Varanasi
Head to the airport where you’ll travel to the electric city of Varanasi. Meet your driver upon arrival and transfer to your hotel, where an expert guide will meet you in the afternoon for a tour of the holiest Buddhist site—Sarnath. Spend the day exploring this historic site before returning to your accommodation.
Day 2: Varanasi (B)
Unlock the mysteries of this remarkable city, which is a Mecca for Hindu pilgrims. Float along the sacred Ganges on a morning boat cruise. See the long stairway that lines the river and watch local practice yoga and worship before bathing in the waters to wash
away sin. Enjoy breakfast before heading out to explore the city, where you’ll tour Bharat Mata temple, Hanuman Temple, the Old City Market, Vishwanath Temple and Banaras Hindu University.
Day 3: Varanasi—Khajuraho (B)
Catch a morning flight to Khajuraho. Your driver will meet you upon arrival and take you in comfort to the hotel. After getting settled, head out with your guide to learn about the erotic sculptures that decorate the Hindu and Jain temples of the city and make a stop at the Chandela Temples.
Day 4: Khajuraho—Delhi (B)
For travel dates between May 1 and August 31:
Enjoy breakfast before making the 3-hour journey to Jhansi. Wander around the medieval city of Orccha, located along the Betwa River, and stretch your legs. Learn about the forts and temples that dot the grounds from your guide and explore the area before making your way to Delhi.
For travel before May and after August 31:
Wander through the city of Khajuraho at your leisure before traveling to Delhi by plane. Meet your driver upon arrival and head to the hotel, where you can relax and spend the remainder of the day as you wish. Tour the local markets, check out the city’s incredible museums or sample some of Delhi’s flavorful local fare. The day is yours to enjoy.
Day 5: Delhi—Departure (B)
Say farewell to your guide and conclude your tour at the Delhi airport.