| Covering Varanasi; city
of temples and River Ganges : Khajuraho; erotic temples and
Taj Mahal - symbol of love
VARANASI - It is believed that those who die in Varanasi
will be released from the cycle of rebirth. Pious Hindus still
come to Varanasi the oldest city in India to spend their last
days, living in spartan communes run by a multitude of religious
trusts. The focus is the sacred River Ganga (Ganges) where
people come to wash away their sins by bathing, the dead are
cremated and holy men meditate. In the narrow by lanes are
crowded bazaars selling brassware and silk brocades. After
attaining enlightenment at Bodhgaya the Buddha went to SARNATH
- one of the most holy sites; and it was here that he preached
his first discourse in the deer park to set in motion the
'Wheel of the Dharma'. In the temple architecture of India,
the KHAJURAHO (also famous as erotica's of Khajuraho) complex
remains unique. magnificent richly carved temples, came up
near the village of Khajuraho from 950 AD - 1050 AD- an inspired
burst of creativity and are a collective paean to life, to
joy and to creativity; to the ultimate fusion of man with
his creator; the temples represent the expression of a highly
Suggested Sketch program
Day 01 Arrive Varanasi. + PM Sarnath excursion. Overnight
Day 02 Early morning boat ride followed by temple tour. Afternoon
flight to Khajuraho. On arrival transfer to hotel.
Day 03 AM visit temples of Khajuraho. PM transfer to airport
for flight to Agra. On arrival transfer to hotel.
Day 04 AM visit Taj Mahal at sun-rise followed by Agra fort.
Later drive to Delhi via Fatehpur Sikri.
Day 05 AM tour of Delhi. Check out 12 noon. Transfer to airport
or railway station for onward destination.
MORE Extensions to this program: to Rajasthan; you can visit
forts and palace, do camel safari or horse safari or stay
at Forts & Palace