5-Day Tour Of Central India From Varanasi To Khajuraho

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This five-day tour is a spiritual journey full of variety and fun. You will spend two days in Varanasi - a 5,000-year-old city that is most sacred to the Hindus. In Varanasi, take an excursion to Sarnath where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, experience the beautiful Hindu religious ritual of worship "aarti" perfomed on the ghats of River Ganga. We will also go to Chitrakoot for the Gupt Godavari Caves and Chitrakoot Falls and to Khajuraho for an elephant safari in the Panna Tiger Reserve. In Khajuraho, you will not only get mesmerized by the light and sound show at the Somnath Mahadev Temple and classical dance Kathak sitar and tabla instruments at Academy of Indian Classical Music, but also meet the former royal family of Ajaigarh for a BBQ dinner!

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Day 1:
You will be picked up at your hotel in Varanasi by 6am and transfer you to take an early morning boat ride on River Ganges in Varanasi accompanied by your local guide. Return to the hotel for breakfast. At around 9am take an excursion to Sarnath where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. After the excursion return to your hotel for lunch. In late afternoon, visit some of the most beautifully-carved temples of India. Return to you hotel by 6pm and then see a classical dance performance. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2:
In the early morning, take another boat ride on sacred River Ganga with a slightly different experience and see the burning ghats. Return to your hotel for breakfast and around 10am visit the colorful bazaars of Varanasi. See the weavers manufacture exquisite sarees in silk. In the evening, visit the ghats to see aarti, the Hindu traditional religious ritual of worship, being performed. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3:
After breakfast, transfer to Chitrakoot around 8am (approximately 4 hours). Chitrakoot is associated with the life of Lord Ram. At 3pm, take an excursion to the Gupt Godavari Caves. These caves are beautifully carved from inside with some small temples within. In the late afternoon, visit the Chitrakoot Falls and take a boat ride around the falls on River Indravati. Be mesmerized by the clouds of droplets hang around you. Return to the town in time to see the aarti being performed accompanied with devotional music and songs. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4:
After breakfast at 8am take a 200 kilometer drive to Khajuraho with a world-famous 8th-century temple complex. These temples have sensuous stone carvings. The explicit love scenes are graphically depicted as one sees in the Kamasutra. Check in to your hotel at noon and enjoy your lunch. In the evening, visit the temples and later see a light and sound show at the Mahadev Temple with a story about the history of the Chandela kings. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5:
Leave at 7am after breakfast for the Panna National Park in Khajuraho. This park has one of the highest number of tigers in the country and also a large population of cheetal, sambhar, nilgai, chinkara, chowsingha, langoor, wildboar and jackal. Take a jeep safari in the park. Afterwards, visit the breathtaking Pandav Water Falls, the gorges and other falls along the course of River Ken. Around 1:30pm proceed to Ken Lodge jutting inside River Ken for a sumptuous lunch. In the afternoon, visit the museum to see tribal art. Enjoy a dinner at a lovely resort.

The tour ends in Khajuraho and we will take you back to your hotel in Khajuraho after the tour is concluded.

Inclusions for 5-Day Tour Of Central India From Varanasi To Khajuraho

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Hotel pickup in Varanasi
  • Hotel drop-off in Khajuraho
  • Excursion to Sarnath in Varanasi
  • 2 boat rides on River Ganges in Varanasi
  • 1 boat ride on River Indravati
  • Dinner and breakfast
  • Local guides
  • Safari at Panna Tiger Reserve
  • Light and sound show at the gorgeous Khajuraho Temples.
  • All entry fees
  • Transferred by AC car or coach

Exclusions for 5-Day Tour Of Central India From Varanasi To Khajuraho

  • Beer, wine or hard drinks
  • Photography charges
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 10 people per booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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