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Unforgettable India Itinerary
Days 1-2 Delhi
The labyrinthine streets and lively markets of Old Delhi are a perfect introduction to India. Wonder at the tall brick minaret of Qutub Minar. Visit Delhi's oldest mosque, Jama Masjid, an architectural delight that can hold 25,000 people.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
Day 3 Agra
The former Mughal capital is home to the 17th-century Red Fort and the beautiful Taj Mahal. Watch as its mood changes with the light throughout the day.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
Days 4-5 Chanderi
Soak up the small-town charm of relatively tourist-free Chanderi. Explore ancient rock paintings, Jain temples and peaceful mosques before sitting down to a tasty dinner with a local family.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2
Days 6-7 Orchha
Enjoy a guided walk around the temples and palaces that dot the picturesque Orchha countryside. See the stunning Orchha Palace, and experience an evening puja ceremony at the Ram Raja Temple. Visit a community-run papermaking plant where local tribeswomen craft paper from recycled clothing and wood pulp.
ACCOM: Deluxe permanent tent - 2
Day 8 Alipura
Meet friendly locals and experience rural India. Sleep overnight in a restored palace in the small village of Alipura.
ACCOM: Heritage Property - 1
Day 9 Khajuraho
The intricate carvings of the exquisite temples of Khajuraho celebrate Hindu legends, epic battles and the famed Kama Sutra. Take time to explore the temples and surrounding countryside. In the evening, visit a local Indian family and enjoy a home cooked meal.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
Days 10-11 Bandhavgarh National Park
Hop into a jeep and safari through the wilds of the Bandhavgarh National Park. Tigers live here in relative abundance so keep a look out for these magnificent creatures. At night, sleep soundly in a jungle resort.
ACCOM: Jungle Lodge - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1
Days 12-14 Varanasi
Discover India's spiritual heart. Take a boat on the Ganges, ramble along the ghats and attend a sunset candle flower ceremony.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2, Overnight sleeper train - 1
Day 15 Delhi
Return to the colourful and chaotic streets of Delhi.
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