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DAY 01: Delhi

Falcon Tours and TravelsMeet and Greet on arrival at Delhi and transfer to Hotel. Check in to the hotel and freshen up. Depending on your arrival to Delhi, half day sightseeing, visit to Humayun's Tomb - The Tomb was built by Humayun's widowed Queen Haji Begum, in the 16th century AD. Architecturally the forerunner of the Taj Mahal, it stands in Nizamuddin which shows the Mughal architecture at its best. Qutub Minar - The Qutub Minar made of red sandstone rising to the height of 72.5mts is an architectural marvel of the 13th century. Also a must is the visit to Ashoka Pillar dating back to the 5th century. Though made of iron it has with stood the weathers of time. A very interesting belief is assigned to this pillar- Stand with your back to the pillar, and if you can hold your hands around it, then make a wish and it will surely come true. India Gate - India Gate is a majestic high arch, 42 meters high, built as a memorial to the Indian soldiers killed in the World War I. Beneath it burns an eternal flame. From the base of the arch one can get a good view of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Return back to hotel, dinner and overnight.

DAY 02: Delhi / Agra (253 Kms / 6 Hrs)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Agra, enroute visit to Sikandra - The tomb of Akbar lies here in the centre of the large garden. Akbar started its construction himself but it was completed by his son Jehangir, who significantly modified the original plans which accounts for the somewhat cluttered architectural lines of the tomb. Four red sandstone gates lead to the tomb complex. On arrival at Agra, check in to the hotel and freshen up. Later on sightseeing, visit to Agra Fort - on the banks of the river Yamuna, rises the crescent like Agra Fort. Designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D., the fort is surrounded by a 70 feet high wall. It houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces including the Jahangir Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am and Moti Masjid. Later it was used by his son Jehangir also as the seat of power, Taj Mahal - Sheer poetry in marble, majesty and magnificence, unrivalled. The Taj Mahal, the one and only one of its kind across the world. The monumental labour of love of a great ruler for his beloved queen. The ultimate realization of Emperor Shahjahan's dream. One of the wonders of the world. For a breathtaking beautiful view of the Taj Mahal, see it by moonlight. Open: 6 days a week (Closed on Friday's), Sunrise - 7.30 p.m. return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 03: Agra / Gwalior (118 Kms / 3 Hrs)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Gwalior - The entire city is a visual and aesthetic feast, for the builders of Gwalior were great architects. Take a walk through the streets of the city and you will discover old havelis with exquisitely carved doorways and windows; at almost every street crossing you will find statues of the Scindia family. Museums and art galleries are treasure houses and beautifully maintained palaces give the city its inimitable regal flavor. On arrival at Gwalior, check in to the hotel and freshen up. Later on proceed for half day sightseeing, visit to The Gwalior Fort - The most domination and impressive centre-piece of the city stands atop the massive sandstone hill and can be seen from miles away. The historic fort which was one of the most difficult to gain has witnessed many a battles to possess it. Among the memorable battles was the one fought between Rani Laksmi Bai of Jhansi and the British East India Company in 1857, Jal Vilas Palace and Museum - The residence of the royal Scindia family, part of which has been converted in to a museum displays a collection of royal memorabilia which includes the clothes, furniture a battery operated silver train that was used to carry drinks and fruits to the dinning table in state dinners, Teli-ka-Mandir - The temple built in the ninth century in Dravidian form is the oldest in the fort. Some believed it was built in the telangana style while others say it was built by oil merchant and hence got its name "Teli" from them. A Garuda can be seen on top of the 10 meter high doorway. Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 04: Gwalior / Orchha (140 Kms / 03 Hrs)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Orchha - had the distinction of being the capital of one of the largest and most powerful kingdoms of Central India, the Bundela dynasty. The architectural splendor of the monuments in Orchha reflects the glory of its rulers. The word Orchha means 'hidden' and this name was given at the time when the Tughlaqs, who were ruling Delhi in the 15th century, pushed the Bundelkhand rajas out of Garkhundar forcing them to retreat to distant Orchha. On arrival at Orchha, check in to a hotel and freshen up. Later on visit to Raja Mahal - The Palace was constructed by Madhukar Shah who succeeded Bir Singh Deo. It is one among the oldest historical monuments in the fort arena, The Raja Mahal or the King's Palace is famous for its chhatris or cenotaphs and the exquisite murals on the interiors, The Laxminarayan Temple - The temple sits on a hill north west to the village Orchha. The temple contains the most exquisite paintings of the 17th and 19th century, but still, even today the colors appear as vibrant and fresh as at the time of making, The Phool Bagh Garden - The walled Phool Bagh gardens, a cool summer retreat beside the Palki Mahal, stand memorial to Dinman Hardol son of Bir Singh Deo who died to prove his innocence to his elder brother Jhujhar. Return back to the hotel an overnight.

DAY 05: Orchha / Khajuraho (180 Kms / 04 Hrs)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed 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 06: 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 07: Khajuraho / Delhi (By Flight)

Morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Khajuraho Airport to board your flight to Delhi. Tour Ends.

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