Khajuraho Varanasi India Trip

Khajuraho – Orchha – Varanasi

13 days
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MYSTERIOUS REVEAL: EXPLORE THE TEMPLES OF KHAJURAHO AND THE SPIRITUAL AURA OF VARANASI

Both destinations are rich in history, culture and offer a vibrant exploration of the essence of India.
On this exciting journey, you should open your mind and senses to experience the beauty of the land that surrounds you. Immerse yourself in spirituality on the banks of the holy Ganges.
The trip can be a life-changing experience that expands your horizons and inspires you. Take the opportunity to discover new sights, tastes and traditions.
Come with us on an uplifting journey where you can experience the natural beauty of the heart of India and be inspired by the bounty of Khajurao and Varanasi! Or discover other North India tours from us.

Tour Plan

Tour Plan

Day 01 Arrival in Jhansi

Orchha is a historic city in Madhya Pradesh, India. It was founded in the 16th century and was once the capital of the Orchha Kingdom. The city is known for its magnificent architecture, temples and forts.
Another famous temple in Orchha is Ram Raja Temple. It is a major pilgrimage destination and houses a statue of Lord Rama.

he vibrant murals and spiritual atmosphere make the temple a special place. Orchha is a place rich in history, cultural heritage and natural beauty. A visit to this city allows visitors to delve into the past and experience the fascinating architecture and culture.
On the first day reach Orchha and spend the night there.
You can either travel to Jhansi (Orchha is 30 minutes away) by a day train from Agra or Delhi, or by car from Agra / Bharatpur / Gwalior. We will be happy to plan an appropriate arrival transfer for you.
Day 02 Orchha > khajuraho
  • After breakfast visit Orchha Fort. Orchha is a medieval palace town, one of the best examples of Bundela architecture, visit the Raj Mahal Palace located below the Jahangir and Sheesh Mahal. The Jahangir Mahal is an impressive palace in Orchha. It was built to honor Emperor Jahangir and impresses with its ornate decorations and carvings. From here you have a breathtaking view of the city.

Then drive about 4 hours in the direction of Khajuraho.

When you get there, the rest of the time is free to use.
Day 03 Khajurao

Today you will visit world-famous temples of Khajuraho. Built in the Middle Ages by Chandela Dynasty, the UNESCO site of Khajuraho Temples is famous for its Nagara-style architecture and graceful sculptures of nymphs and deities.

Khajuraho is a place that fascinatingly combines the art, culture and history of India. It is known for its stunning temples decorated with beautiful and masterfully carved sculptures. These works of art demonstrate a remarkable reverence for beauty and spirituality.

What makes Khajuraho so unique is the representation of the human figure in all its facets. The sculptures range from religious and mythological scenes to everyday activities and erotic depictions. These performances are a testament to the dedication to art and creativity of the time.

Apart from the temples, Khajuraho also offers a charming environment with sprawling green spaces and tranquil lakes. It is a place that appeals to both the senses and the soul.

The temples of Khajuraho are a true gem of India, enchanting visitors with its beauty, cultural heritage and impressive craftsmanship. It is a place that deserves to be discovered and admired to experience the rich heritage and artistic mastery that lies hidden in every stone.

The splendor of the intricate sculptures is one of the reasons that make it a popular place for tourists. The rest of the day is free.

Day 04 Khajurao > Varanasi

Today you drive in the direction of Ganges. You drive through the Resarwat, with a beautiful view of nature.

Reach late afternoon. The rest of the day is free to  use .

Varanasi consists of two districts: the new district and the old district. The old part of town is full of street vendors and chaos. In the new town there is more space and a green environment. The old town is very impressive. There are only a few hotels in this part of the city, but we have found a nice place to stay for you.

The charming hotel is located in close proximity to the old town and the Ganges. The location is unusual, although some rooms are small. You just have to take a few steps to be in the middle of the action! You are free to spend the remaining time after your arrival.

Anyone in Varanasi should attend a religious ceremony. Every evening the ceremony takes place on the Ganges at Dashaswamedh Ghat. Every day priests and pilgrims pray to Mother Ganga. Poems are sung, lamps and torches are lit and small bowls of flowers are placed in the water. Let yourself be enchanted by the mystical and magical atmosphere.

Please take good care of your valuables as many people flock to the ghats at this time. After the ceremony you can fortify yourself in the restaurant.

 Additionally: - Boat trip to the prayer ceremony with an English-speaking guide, approx. € 39 per person

Day 05 Varanasi

EARLY IN THE MORNING YOU TAKE A BOAT TRIP ON THE GANGES.

Private Boat Tour & Walk:-

It is an unforgettable experience to watch the pilgrims on the lake early in the morning as they refresh themselves in the water before the sunrise. The pilgrims carry a metal pot with which they can draw water and pour it over their heads.

Some spend an hour on the shore meditating, while others splash around in the water as if they were in the swimming pool with some friends. They drive past the burning ghats. Your local guide can explain everything about the rituals to you.

The body is carried on a stretcher through the streets of the city to the river. The procession is accompanied by loud singing of the holy song. Cremation on the Ganges is the wish of many Hindus. Those who believe will then free the soul from the cycle of rebirth and re-death.

If someone cannot afford cremation, the Hindu temple foundations will provide support. After the boat ride, a short walk through the old town of Varanasi is planned before your tour guide takes you back to the hotel.

Rest of the day is free.

Additionally: – Half-day trip to Sarnath with an English-speaking guide and air-conditioned car, approx. € 50 per person

Day 06 End of the module
  • End of the module in Varanasi
    This module ends after breakfast.You can arrange your onward journey flexibly. If Varanasi is the last stop on your tour, we will plan an overnight train or a comfortable domestic flight back to Delhi.Do you want to continue your journey from Varanasi?See our travel modules. You're sure to find one of these that you can combine.We recommend another trip to Gujarat to get to know the region more intensively. From Varanasi there are also flight connections to Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Bangalore.Please take the time to explore our diverse program in South India.For anyone who wants to go on a beach holiday or Ayurveda treatment to Goa / Kerala, we can also plan the flight.

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Price Per Person

April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025

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3875

 (Standard/3 stars)

April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025

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4295

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April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025

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5795

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Includes

  • Historical Landmarks Exploration
  • Scenic Ferry Journeys
  • Cultural Insights
  • Underwater Adventures
  • Pristine Beach Exploration

Excludes

  • Historical Landmarks Exploration
  • Scenic Ferry Journeys
  • Cultural Insights
  • Underwater Adventures
  • Pristine Beach Exploration

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2023-03-22
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