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    Am from the Northern Part of India so if you need any information / tips in particular...let me know . Am going back to New Delhi during Christmas; but i guess i'll be back before you land up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icecube4u View Post
    Am from the Northern Part of India so if you need any information / tips in particular...let me know . Am going back to New Delhi during Christmas; but i guess i'll be back before you land up there.
    thank u..
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    I kapo from the tourism website..for your info?


    Delhi | Jaipur | Agra | Gwalior | Khajuraho | Varanasi | Delhi


    Day 01
    Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel.
    Morning tour of tour of Old Delhi visiting Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Check-out from the hotel at 1200 hrs.
    Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre.


    Day 02
    Early morning transfer to New Delhi rail-station for Jaipur train. Arrive & transfer to hotel.
    Morning visit Amber Fort. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince.
    Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens.
    Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas.
    Overnight Jaipur.

    Day 03
    Morning transfer to rail-station for Agra train. Arrive Agra. Transfer to hotel.
    Afternoon visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Mughal 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.
    Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.


    Day 04
    Day free in Agra.


    Day 05
    Morning transfer to rail-station for Gwalior train. On arrival in Gwalior, transfer to hotel.
    Afternoon visit the Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal (today an archaeological museum), The fort, Temples of Sas-Bahu, Teli Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad and the Mausoleum of Tansen.


    Day 06
    Morning transfer to rail-station for Jhansi train.
    Arrive Jhansi & drive to Khajuraho.


    Day 07
    Morning visit the world famous Khajuraho temples were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunset Yogini Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, The Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharati Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples.
    Visit the Eastern group of temples that consist of the Parasvanath Temple - the only Jain Temple surviving at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum, the Javeri Temple dedicated to Vishnu.
    The other temples in this group are those dedicated to Brahma, Yamuna and Adinath.
    Afternoon free.


    Day 08
    Transfer to airport for Varanasi flight. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight Varanasi.


    Day 09
    Early morning boat excursion on the river Ganges, a ferry pilgrimage from ghat to ghat.
    People bathe early in the morning to offer the prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns day and night. Every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. Check-out at 1200 hrs.
    Evening transfer to rail-station for New Delhi night train.
    Overnight onboard train.


    Day 10
    Morning arrive New Delhi & transfer hotel. Day at leisure.
    Overnight Delhi.


    Day 11
    Morning transfer to airport. End.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuagu View Post
    Wah you Jan go Delhi. Sure got fog. I was trapped there twice in 2 years. Both times in Jan. Plane cannot land or take off.

    Sorry pictures taken with Nokia phone.
    Thanks..
    Am aware of the fog condition in New dehli but I understand that the fog will only be there at certain time like early morning and evening.. Need to go read again.

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    Ah... I am flying to New Delhi today. Only saw this thread today.

    I will be on a backpacking photography trip for 24 days. Will only be coming back on 24th Dec, xmas eve

    WIll be doing Rajasthan, Agra & Varanasi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meepokman View Post
    Ah... I am flying to New Delhi today. Only saw this thread today.

    I will be on a backpacking photography trip for 24 days. Will only be coming back on 24th Dec, xmas eve

    WIll be doing Rajasthan, Agra & Varanasi.
    Too bad for us then..

    Anyway, have a good and safe trip.

    Hope to see more pics when u return.

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