According to Hindu mythology, Varanasi was founded by Lord Shiva one of three principal deities along with Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu. During a fight between Brahma and Shiva, one of Brahma’s five heads was torn off by Shiva. As was the custom, the victor carried the slain adversary’s head in his hand and let it hang down from his hand as an act of ignominy, and a sign of his own bravery. A bridle was also put into the mouth. Shiva thus dishonored Brahma’s head, and kept it with him at all times. When he came to the city of Varanasi in this state, the hanging head of Brahma dropped from Shiva’s hand and disappeared in the ground. Varanasi is therefore considered an extremely holy site.
The Pandavas, the protagonists of the Hindu epic Mahabharata, are said to have visited the city in search of Shiva to atone for their sin of fratricide and Brāhmanahatya that they had committed during the climactic Kurukshetra War. It is regarded as one of seven holy cities (Sapta Puri) which can provide Moksha ( Salvation ).
Jaipur to Agra – Local Sightseeing (260 Kms/ 5 Hours)
Breakfast at hotel. Check out from hotel. Drive to Agra. On arrival check in at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing visiting the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. Return back to the Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Khajuraho to Allahabad (300 Kms/ 7 Hours)
After breakfast check out and drive to Allahabad to see the Sangam (Meeting point) of the three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati. Here the Maha Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years which is a major Hindu festival. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Sangam – Around 7 km from Civil Lines, overlooked by the eastern ramparts of the fort, wide flood plains and muddy banks protrude towards the sacred Sangam. At the point at which the brown Ganges meets the Greenish Yamuna, pandas (priests) perch on small platforms to perform puja and assist the devout in their ritual ablutions in the shallow waters. Beaches and ghats are littered with the shorn hair of pilgrims who come to offer pind for their deceased parents.
|Destination||Deluxe Package||Super Deluxe Package||Meal Plan|
|Varanasi||Hotel Land Mark / Diamond Hotel (Luxury Room / Executive Room)||Hotel Land Mark / Diamond Hotel (Luxury Room / Executive Room)||Breakfast and dinner|
|Allahabad||Hotel Crown Palace (Deluxe Room)||Grand Continental Hotel / Hotel Kanha Shyam (Superior Deluxe / Deluxe Room)||Breakfast and dinner|
|Ayodhya||Ramprastha Hotel(Deluxe Room)||Ramprastha Hotel(Deluxe Room)||Breakfast and dinner|
|Bodhgaya||Hotel Galaxy Intercontinental(Deluxe Room)||Lotus Nikko / Bodhgaya Regency Hotel (Deluxe Room / Deluxe Executive Room)||Breakfast and dinner|
|Khajuraho||Syna Heritage Hotel(Deluxe Room)||Hotel Ramada (Superior Room)||Breakfast and dinner|
|Orchha||Orchha Resort / Hotel Nest Inn (Standard Room / Double Room )||Amar Mahal (Deluxe Room)||Breakfast and dinner|
|Delhi||Rockland Inn(Deluxe Room)||Golden Tulip(Deluxe Room)||Breakfast and dinner|
|Agra||Taj Resort(Deluxe Room)||Fern Howard Plaza(Deluxe Room)||Breakfast and dinner|
|Jaipur||Wall Street(Deluxe Room)||Fortune Metropolitan(Deluxe Room)||Breakfast and dinner|
|Vehicle / Rooms||Deluxe Package||Super Deluxe Package|
|Ac Innova Minimum 02 Pax (01 Room)||
|Ac Innova 04 Pax (02 Rooms)||
|Ac Innova 06 Pax (03 Rooms)||
|Extra Adult with Extra Mattress||
|Extra Child without Extra Mattress||