• Location: Delhi, India
  • Duration: 5 days (approx.)
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Experience the wonder of Khajuraho and Varanasi on this private multi-day tour from Delhi. Start things off in the most sacred city in the country, where Hindus practice rituals like washing in the Ganges. Then head to the temples of Khajuraho, where impressive carvings and ornate details make for a truly memorable visit. This 5-day journey with an expert local guide offers unique access to India’s culture and history with opportunity for independent exploration, too.


  • 5-day tour of Varanasi and Khajuraho from Delhi
  • Take an early morning cruise on the Ganges River and watch the daily rituals
  • Marvel at the intricate sculptures of Khajruaho Temple
  • Plenty of free time to explore on your own
  • Private guide for a personal and unique experience

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: 5-Day Varanasi and Khajuraho from Delhi


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.
Overnight: Varanasi

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.
Overnight: Varanasi

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.
Overnight: Khajuraho

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.
Overnight: Delhi

Day 5: Delhi—Departure (B)
Say farewell to your guide and conclude your tour at the Delhi airport.


Customer Reviews

Gary E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We enjoyed the tour, all the guides and drivers were excellent. My suggestion is instead of the train trip at night when we could not see anything from the train. Stay somewhere perhaps Orcha and come back to Delhi by train on the friday through the day. This would not change your costing and would be more relaxed and your clients would enjoy the train trip much more.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

5 stars experience and 5 stars guide! I love the hotel choices as well. The Varanasi visit is def the highlight of my India trip. Highly recommended!


4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

This tour was amazing!

Alexandra b s

4 star rating: Recommended November 2012

We really enjoyed Khajuraho, it's a small town away from the hustle and buzzle of the city. The hotel Radisson was pretty nice. The tour guides were very courteous and knowledgeable. Varanasi was very hectic and quite dirty. We loved the tour guide and the gateway hotel. But the experience inside Vishwanath temple was not quite desirable. The security guards are not very nice people. We had a different guide, actually a shop keeper to accompany us to the temple. He was not doing his job keeping us safe from the crowd. Other than for that experience, I would've given 5 stars.

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