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Immortal Love & Eroticism (Tour Code: IN/013) – Experience the intensity of love that becomes immortal and is referred to as The Taj of Agra. We visit Khajurahoo, Ganeshbagh and Konark to imagine the lust in all its forms and to visualize the Kamasutra alive in the form of stone carvings on the rock-cut temple walls. Also visit Mandu to know the story of Prince Baz Bahadur’s love for Rani Roopmati. Experience the joy of love in all its forms on this 14/15 days tour in central part of India.
Day 01 Arrival day in Delhi
On arrival in Delhi, our representative will meet, assist and transfer you to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel and day up to lunch at leisure. Post lunch you will be visiting Red Fort, Qutub Minar and Chandni Chowk. Late evening back to the hotel, welcome dinner along with a briefing session at the hotel and overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Day 02 Delhi / Agra
Early morning check out from the hotel and transfer to Railway Station in time to connect your morning train to Agra (2.5 hrs). Pack breakfast on board. Arrive Agra and you will be transferred to your hotel. Check in at the hotel. Later visit to Taj Mahal – The Symbol of Eternal Love. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife and queen Mumtaz Mahal. As a tribute to a beautiful woman and as a monument for enduring love, the Taj reveals its subtleties when one visits it without being in a hurry. The rectangular base of Taj in itself is symbolic of the different sides from which to view a beautiful woman. The main gate is like a veil to a woman’s face which should be lifted delicately, gently and without haste on the wedding night. In Indian tradition the veil is lifted gently to reveal the beauty of the bride. As one stands inside the main gate of Taj, his eyes are directed to an arch that frames the Taj. Evening we will visit a live theatrical show – ‘Mohobatein Taj’ that describes the love story and how this love story became immortal. Back to hotel by late evening. Overnight at the hotel in Agra.
Day 03 Agra
A love breakfast today will be served at Taj Khema giving you a never to be missed view of the beautiful Taj, while you enjoy your breakfast with your loved one. Post breakfast we have an option to visit Fatehpur Sikri (40 kms / 1 hrs) which is famous for its medieval period monuments or yet another visit to The Taj, as they say Taj is different at each time of the day and each day of your life. Early evening visit the majestic Agra Fort. Back to hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Agra.
Day 04 Agra – Mathura (50 kms / 1 hrs) – Agra
Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast drive to Mathura, birth place of Lord Krishna. Here you can visit Dwarikadheesh Temple, Krishna Janmbhoomi, Vrindavan and Gokul. In the forests of Vrindavan, Krishna often played his flute and gopis danced with him in ecstasy. The Gopis represent the individual souls trapped in physical bodies. Radha symbolizes the individual soul that is awakened to the love of God and is absorbed in such love. The sound of Krishna’s flute represents the call of the divine for the individual souls. Back to Agra by the night. Overnight at the hotel in Agra.
Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Railway Station in time to connect your morning train to Jhansi (230 kms / 2.5 hrs). Arrive Jhansi and drive to Khajuraho (200 km / 4 hrs). En route visiting Orchha. Orchha is situated on the banks of the river Betwa. You can explore Raja Mahal, Jahangir Mahal, Chatturbhuj Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple and Phool Bagh Garden. Later you continue your drive to Khajuraho. Reach Khajuraho and check in at the hotel. In the evening you can enjoy the renowned Sound and Light Show at Khujuraho Temple. Back to hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Khajuraho.
Day 06 Khajuraho
Breakfast at the hotel and post breakfast visit Khajuraho Group of Monuments which is an architectural genius from the times of Chandela Dynasty. Khajuraho Temples is the celebration of woman and her myriad moods and facets. The depiction of the human body in various sensuous postures is very widely found in Khajuraho Monuments. The figures, though not well built and muscular like the Greek sculptures, but an attempt to reveal the beauty of the human body is very much prominent through the transparent clothing carved along with the sculptures of Khajuraho. Back to hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Khajuraho.
Early breakfast at the hotel and drive to Chitrakoot (150 kms / 3 hrs). Reach Chitrakoot and visit to Ganesh Bagh. Here garden was the hot spot of the then Peshwa, King Vinayak Rao. He constructed this regal garden as a summer retreat for his pleasure sporting activities. A three-storied building by name Avantika is the main attraction in Ganesh Bag. The two storeys of the said facade are inundated in water and during the summer season the second storey becomes visible. A temple built in the Khajuraho style, which is famed for its exquisite and elegant carvings is awe inspiring and it adds to the magnificence of the tranquil ambiance of Ganesh Bagh. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. A seven storied building with a staircase leading to the lowest water level is the other fascination here. Later back to Khajuraho by late evening. Overnight at the hotel in Khajuraho.
Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to airport in time to connect your late morning flight to Indore via Delhi. Arrive Indore in the evening and you will be transferred to your hotel in Dhar. Check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Dhar.
Day 09 Dhar – Mandu – Dhar
Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast visit Mandu (35 kms /.5 hr). Mandu is a celebration in stone, of life and joy, of the love of the poet-prince Baz Bahadur for his beautiful consort, Rani Roopmati. The balladeers of Malwa still sing songs of love and romance of these royal lovers, and high up on the crest of a hill, Roopmati’s Pavilion still gazes down at Baz Bahadur’s Palace, a magnificent expression of Afghan architecture. Here you can visit Jahaz Mahal, Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, Baz Bahadur Palace, Roopmati Pavilion, Nilkanth Mahal and Bagh Caves. Back to hotel by evening. Overnight at the hotel in Dhar.
Day 10 Dhar / Indore / Aurangabad
Breakfast at the hotel. Later check out from the hotel and drive to Indore airport in time to connect your afternoon flight to Aurangabad via Mumbai. Arrive Aurangabad and you will be transferred to your hotel. Check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Aurangabad.
Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast check out from the hotel and visiting Ajanta and Ellora caves. Ajanta Caves are nestled in a panoramic gorge, in the form of a gigantic horseshoe. A set of 29 caves, Ajanta is among the finest examples of some of the earliest Buddhist architecture, cave paintings and sculptures. Built using simple tools such as hammer and chisel, these caves houses some of the most well preserved wall paintings including that of two great Boddhisattvas: Padmapani and Avalokiteshvara. While Ellora caves attracted the tourists from all over the world for its one of the largest rock-hewn monastic-temple complexes, the largest single monolithic excavation in the entire world. It is also famous in the world for its marvelous architecture and paintings depicted in the form images of deities and the erotic male and female figures. Back to hotel and overnight in Aurangabad.
This morning with packed breakfast check-out and transfer to Aurangabad airport in time to connect your flight to Bhubaneshwar (via Mumbai). Arrive Bhubaneshwar by afternoon. We will be transferred to our hotel in Bhubaneshwar. This evening we have an option to explore Bhubaneshwar or relax in our hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Bhubaneshwar.
Day 13 Bhubaneshwar – Konark – Bhubaneshwar
Breakfast at the hotel and post breakfast we drive to Konark (70 km / 1.5 hr). Here we visit Konark Sun Temple that is known for its erotic sculptures of maithunas. Two smaller ruined temples have been discovered nearby, one of them is called the Mayadevi Temple and is located southwest from the entrance of the main temple. It is presumed to have been dedicated to Mayadevi, one of the Sun god’s wives. It has been dated to the late 11th century, earlier than the main temple. The other belongs to some unknown Vaishnava deity. Sculptures of Balarama, Varaha and Trivikrama have been found at the site, indicating it to be a Vaishnavite temple. Both temples have their primary idols missing. Also visit the Konark Archaeological Museum to see the collection of fallen sculptures can be viewed here. Back to hotel in Bhubaneshwar and overnight.
Day 14 Bhubaneshwar / Delhi (or Mumabi or Kolkata) / Home.
Today after breakfast we will fly to Delhi, Mumbai or Calcutta to connect our flight back home
‘Mohabbat-e-Taj’ – a series of musical play depicting the saga of love. The true and immortal love of Shahjahan for Mumtaz Mahal – his beautiful wife; the lavish lifestyle of Mughal era; immaculate hardship of the artisans for 22 years that created the most precious specimen of craftsmanship, the Taj.
We will take you for breakfast at Taj Khema to enjoy the picturesque view of Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is different in different times of the day. Be it the morning mist or the sunshine or twilight, Taj presents a view that is breathtakingly beautiful and indeed it is awesome to enjoy your breakfast while viewing this splendid marvel of time.
Sound & Light show at the Khajuraho temples and a lecture by an expert on Kama Sutra in Khajuraho.