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Khajuraho & Varanasi
Khajuraho is famed for its stunning temples which display exceedingly artistic aspects of Indian life a millennium ago. How & why they were built still remains a mystery. Varanasi is said to be the holiest city in India & is a place of Hindu pilgrimage.
Day 1: Delhi - Khajuraho by Air
Delhi - Khajuraho. Drive to the airport for your included flight to Khajuraho. On arrival to Khajuraho you will be met & transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight – Khajuraho

Day 2: Chandela Dynasty Temples
Chandela Dynasty templeKhajuraho - Varanasi. In the morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Chandela Dynasty temples. The temples rate as of India’s greatest attractions and were mostly built in the work of a major creative burst of genius from 950AD to 1050AD. Remarkably , these ancient temples are brilliantly well preserved. The temples were built in the work of the Chandela period, a dynasty that survived for centuries before falling to the mighty Mughal onslaught. Their sheer beauty and immense size has confounded specialists as to why and how they were built in Khajuraho, a tiny town then and still a comparatively tiny town now.

To build temples of such size and with such skill at such a significant pace would have necessary plenty of, plenty of expert hands. Around the temples are bands of intricately carved stone work detailing Indian life and style a millennium ago. There's also various acts from the famous Kamasutra depicted on these monolithic temples. Later transfer to the airport for your included fight to Varanasi. Overnight – Varanasi

Day 3: Holy Varanasi
Ganga ghat in VaranasiEnjoy an early morning boat ride on the Ganges to view the dawn from the boat. From dawn to dusk the Ghats (riverside steps) are thronged by thousands of devotees, who perform their holy rituals in the hope of attaining eternal salvation, the ‘nirvana’. Later enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city with its an amazing array of temples & ancient buildings. There's two,000 temples & shrines in Varanasi, but the holiest, Vishvanatha, is closed to non-Hindus. The Durga Temple, which can be visited, is teeming with monkeys (hold onto your valuables). Further downstream on the eastern bank of the Ganges is the Ram Nagar Fort. It isn’t of the country’s best, but it does have a fascinating, if grisly, collection of weapons. Take a walking tour of the Islamic section. The streets are flled with Arabic music & veiled ladies. It’s here that famous Varanasi silk is dyed, dried & woven. Overnight – Varanasi

Day 4: Varanasi – Delhi
Varanasi - Delhi. Transfer to the airport for your included fight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, transfer to hotel (ought to you have booked additional accomodation for tonight) or transfer to the international terminal for your onward flight.

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