Thursday, July 24, 2008

KHAJURAHO-VARANASI

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Day 1 : Arrive Amritsar
Arrive Amritsar. On arrival in Amritsar you will be welcomed by our representative present at Amritsar Airport carrying placard of your name. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay
Day 2 : Amritsar http://yatratravellers.com
After breakfast move for sightseeing coveringGolden Temple-the holy scripture is brought in a vivid procession from the Akal Takhat (the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs) in the morning to the temple to be returned at night. Singing is central to Sikh worship & is a feast to the souls when hymns from the holy scripture are recited Kirtan and the waves of the classical ragas, a sublim blend of voice & music. Jallianwala Bagh-the historic site where hundreds of innocent Indian men, women an children were massacred by British General Michael Dyer on April 13, 1919. A memoral and Garden have been created here as a national monument.Afternoon visitIndo-Pak Border to watch retreat ceremony-30 KM on the road to Lahore is India-Pakistan Border. A visit to the border is an interesting experience especially at Sunset, when the retreat ceremony takes place with the Border Security Force on the Indian Side and the Sutlej Rangers on the Pakistan side putting up a well coordinated and spectacular display. The sound from the Bugles blown together from both sides paints past on the canvas when India and Pakistan were one, simultaneously Flags of the two nations are ceremoniously retrieved and lights are switched on marking the end of the day. Amidst thunderous applause today this point is the only land route open to approach Pakistan and central Asia.Return to hotel in the afternoon. Overnight stay.
Golden Temple
Punjabi Culture
Gidha
Day 3 : Amritsar - Delhi - Jhansi - Orchha
Early morning transfer to Railway station to board morning shatabdi train at 0515 hrs. Reach New Delhi. Board your connecting train for Jhansi. Reach Jhansi. Transfer to Orchha. Reach Orchha-A medieval city where grandeur has truly been captured in stone. You visit several of the palaces and temples built by the Bundela Rulers in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Orchha was founded in the 16th Century by the Bundela Rajput Chieftain Rudra Pratap who chose this stretch of land along the river Betwa as an ideal site for his capital. Of the succeeding rulers, most notable was Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo was built the exquisite Jehangir Mahal, tiered Palace crowned by graceful chhatries, from here the view of Soaring temple spires and cenotaphs is spectacular. Late afternoon visit Jhansi (16 KM) to visit the museum and ruins of fort there. In the evening visit a temple to enjoy the Arti ceremony. Overnight stay at Orchha.
Orchha
Day 4 : Orchha- Khajuraho
After breakfast drive to Khajuraho. Reach Khajuraho (160 Kms / 4 hrs.). Check in hotel. Relax for a while.Afterwards go for sightseeing tour of Eastern & Western group of Temples. Western Group of Temples: Lakshmana Temple, Varaha Temple, Kendariya Mahadeo Temple, Devi Jagdambi Temple, Chitra Gupta Temple, Vishwanath and Nandi Temple.Eastern Group of Temples: Adinath, Shantinath and Parashwanath Temples, Javri and Bamana Temple. Overnight stay.
Khajuraho
Day 5 : Khajuraho-Varanasi http://yatratravellers.com
After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Varanasi-said to be the India's most sacred city situated on the western bank of the holy river Ganga. It is also the oldest living city in the world. As a place for devotion and worship, with hundreds of temples dotting the city , sunrise on the river front as seen from a boat can be a spiritually uplifting sight. It has a fascination uniquely its own, a quality of sublime beauty, a timeless eternal appeal. Varanasi is the city which cannot be described, only experienced.Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Evening view "Aarti" ceremony on the Ghats. Night stay in Varanasi.
Varanasi
Day 6 : Varanasi
Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats. Later excursion to Sarnath, 10kms. East of Varanasi, is one of the Buddhism's major centers of India. After attaining enlightenment, the Buddha came to Sarnath where he gave his first sermon. Visit the deer park and the museum and later back to Varanasi . Night stay in Varanasi.
Varanasi
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2 comments:

Peer Voyages , Agra India said...

Great Blog. I am really grateful to have information about Golden triangle tour with Orchha, Khajuraho and Varanasi. the Destinations you have added are very nice and best places in India to see and know about india and people

my travel con said...

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur is the best city to explore it. There are many monuments, Forts, Palaces and other things are there. Golden triangle tour with khajuraho and varanasi is the best option to go.