On this 3-day tour you’ll see India’s ancient holy city of Varanasi, where you’ll explore its temples and see the ghats along the Ganges during an early morning boat ride. You’ll also marvel at the mystical and erotic carvings on the temples at Khajuraho.
What to Expect
Explore two of India’s most fascinating cities on this 3-day guided tour. Varanasi is the Hindu world’s most holy city. You’ll take a personalized walking tour visiting temples and taking in the atmosphere of one of the oldest cities in the world. On an early morning boat ride along the Ganges River you’ll be able to see the bathing rites and cremations conducted on the ghats that line the river.
Of Khajuraho’s temples, built between 950 and 1050 A.D. only about 20 remain. They belong to two different religions important in this region – Hinduism and Jainism. The temples are decorated with erotic and mystical carvings and are considered to be some of the greatest works of Indian art.
Day 1: Delhi - Varanasi
In the early morning we transfer to the airport for our flight to Varanasi. After arrival you’ll check in at your hotel. In the afternoon we tour this ancient city situated on the banks of the holy River Ganga. We’ll see the bathing ghats, Sacred Bull, the Well of Knowledge, the Vishwanath Temple, Banaras Hindu University and the Marble Shiva Temple. Then we will move on to Sarnath with its stupa, Buddhist temple and museum.
Day 2: Varanasi - Khajuraho
You’ll take a morning boat ride along the Ganges River to see the famous bathing ghats of Varanasi and the cremation sites. Watching the locals worship at the ghats is one of the unique experiences of India. Later we’ll transfer to the airport to depart for Khajuraho. In the afternoon we’ll visit the world-famous Hindu Temples built by the Chandela kings from 950-1050 A.D. These temples are most well known for their erotic and mystical sculptures.
Day 3: Khajuraho - Delhi
On the final morning of the tour we’ll continue our sightseeing of the famous temples of Khajuraho and later transfer to the airport for the flight to Delhi.
Hotels used on this tour include the Hotel India or similar in Varanasi and the Usha Bundela in Khajuraho.
- Round-trip Delhi hotel transfer by air-conditioned car or coach
- Accommodation at 3-star hotels on a bed-and-breakfast basis
- Driver, fuel and parking costs
- Local English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees to monuments noted in the itinerary
What's Not Included
- Cost of flights from Delhi/Varanasi/Khajuraho/Delhi
- Fees charged for camera use at some monuments
Know Before You Go
This tour operates daily.