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DAY 01: Delhi / Khajuraho (By Flight)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMeet & Greet on arrival at Khajuraho Airport and transfer to Khajuraho - which has lent its name to a complex of exquisite Hindu and Jain temples, is a small town located amidst the forested plains of Bundelkhand in north-central Madhya Pradesh. The beautiful temples that dot Khajuraho are believed to have been built by the mighty Chandela rulers in the 9th and 10th century AD. The engravings on these temples are highly sensual and erotic that depicts in graceful forms intimate scenes of the whole range of human emotions and relationships.
On arrival at Khajuraho, check in to a hotel and freshen up. The temples of Khajuraho are divided into three geographical groups Western, Eastern and Southern. Visit to The Western Group Side situated opposite the Government of India Tourist Office, has 14 temples. The Chaunsath Yogini, Lalguan Mahadev, Parvati, Varaha, Matangesvara, Lakshmana, Vishvanath and Nandi, Chitragupta, Devi Jagdamba and Kandariya Mahadeo temples belong to this group. Later on wait for The Light and Sound Show on the Western Group of temples complex the reminds the life and times of the great Chandela Kings and mark out the story of the exclusive temples from the 10th Century to the present day. The 50-minute fascinating show in English starts at 06:30 PM and in Hindi it is at 07:30 PM Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 02: Khajuraho

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing, visit to The Eastern Group, 2.4 km from the Tourist Office, consists of seven temples (four Jain and three Hindu). The Parsvanath, Adinath, Shantinath, and Ghantai temples belong to the Jains while the Vamana, Javari and Brahma are Hindu temples. The Southern Group, about 5 km from Khajuraho, contains the Chaturbhuj and Duladeo temples. Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 03: Khajuraho / Varnasi (By Flight)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Khajuraho Airport to board your flight to Varanasi - The land of Varanasi (Kashi) has been the ultimate pilgrimage spot for Hindus for ages. Often referred to as Benaras, Varanasi is the oldest living city in the world. These few lines by Mark Twain say it all: "Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together". Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from the cycle of birth and re-birth.
On arrival at Varanasi, check in to the hotel and later on proceed for sightseeing, visit to The Kashi Vishwanath Temple - is located in the heart of the cultural capital of India, Varanasi. It stands on the western bank of India's holiest river Ganges. The Kashi Vishwanath temple is the center of faith for millions of Hindus. The Jyotirlinga of Shiva, Vishweshwara or Vishwanatha, is enshrined in the Kashi Vishwanath temple, considered as one of the holiest temples of India, Durga Temple - is built in Nagara Style and is one of the most important temples of the city. The 'shikhara' of the temple consists of several small spires layered one on top of the other,  Tulsi Manas Temple - is one of the most famous temples of Varanasi. It is also an important tourist attraction of the holy city. The Tulsi Manas temple is located near the famous Durga temple. Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 04: Varnasi / Sarnath / Varnasi (10 Kms Each Way)

Falcon Tours and TravelsEarly morning, you can go for a boat ride on the Ganges. It is a mystical and spiritual experience as you watch people offering water to the Sun God and devotees taking holy dip in the Ganges. Return back to the hotel for breakfast and freshen up. Later on proceed to Sarnath - about 10 km from the holy city of Varanasi, is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. The celebrated Mantra, 'Buddham Sharanam Gachhami', owes its origin to Sarnath. On the day before his death Buddha included Sarnath along with Lumbini, Bodh, Gaya and Kushinagar as the four places he thought to be sacred to his followers. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places. Besides Buddhism, Sarnath is also connected with Jainism. Visit to Ashoka Lion capital or the Sarnath lion capital - is the national symbol of India. The Sarnath pillar bears one of the Edicts of Ashoka, an inscription against division within the Buddhist community, which reads, "No one shall cause division in the order of monks". The Sarnath pillar is a column surmounted by a capital, which consists of a canopy representing an inverted bell-shaped lotus flower, a short cylindrical abacus with four 24-spoked Dharma wheels with four animals (an elephant, a bull, a horse, a lion), Dharmrajika Stupa - is believed to be the site where the Buddha gave his first sermon. The Dharmrajika Stupa was pulled down in the 18th century by an officer of the Maharaja of Benaras who was looking for building material for constructing a bazaar. Visit to few Buddhist Temples and return back to Varanasi and overnight.

DAY 05: Varnasi / Delhi (By Flight / Train)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and visit to Bharat Mata Temple - at Varanasi is the only temple dedicated to Mother India. It is located in the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth campus. The Bharat Mata temple was built by Babu Shiv Prasad Gupt and inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936. The statute of Bharat Mata is built in marble and is a model of undivided India, depicting the mountains, plains and oceans, Nepali Temple - Built in Nepali style by the King of Nepal on Lalita Ghat, it is also known as the Kathwala temple because of the magnificent woodwork. Tourist attraction for visitors from all over the world, it is said to be incomparable to any other temple in India. Later on transfer to Varanasi Railway Station to your onward journey to Delhi. Tour Ends

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