Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive at Delhi airport and transfer to your hotel for check-in (check-in/out time: 12 pm). Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to unwind. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Delhi. Explore iconic landmarks such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat, Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar, and the Lotus Temple. Drive past notable sites like the President's House, Parliament, and India Gate. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra (210km)
After breakfast, depart for Agra. Check in at your hotel and later visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and the exquisite Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb. Overnight at the hotel in Agra.
Day 4: Agra - Gwalior - Orchha (220kms)
After breakfast, drive to Orchha, with a stopover at Gwalior Fort, renowned for its splendid architecture and historical significance. Upon arrival in Orchha, check in at your hotel. Explore the Orchha Fort complex, which boasts ancient monuments including palaces, temples, and more. Overnight in Orchha.
Day 5: Orchha - Khajuraho (180kms)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then drive to Khajuraho. Check in upon arrival and visit the remarkably preserved Khajuraho temples, known for their intricate sculptures. In the evening, attend a captivating light and sound show. Overnight in Khajuraho.
Day 6: Khajuraho - Varanasi (Flight)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and witness the mesmerizing Holy Ganga Aarti, a spiritual ritual held on the banks of the sacred Ganges River during sunset. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 7: Varanasi
Embark on an early morning boat ride on the Ganges, followed by a visit to the Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, and the Sarnath Temple complex, home to the Great Dhamekh Stupa. If time allows, explore Ram Nagar Fort and Museum. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 8: Varanasi - Bodhgaya (255kms)
After breakfast, drive to Bodhgaya, where you'll check in at your hotel. Visit the Mahabodhi Temple complex, the Bodhi Tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment, and various monasteries representing different countries. Overnight in Bodhgaya.
Day 9: Bodhgaya - Patna (170kms)/ Kolkata (flight)
After breakfast, drive to Patna via Rajgir and Nalanda, both significant historical and Buddhist sites. Continue to Patna and board a flight to Kolkata or Koklaka, where you will check in at your hotel. Overnight in Kolkata/Koklaka.
Day 10: Kolkata
Explore the vibrant city of Kolkata with a full-day city tour. Visit Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Netaji Bhawan, Howrah Bridge, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, and other prominent landmarks. Overnight in Kolkata/Koklaka.
Day 11: Kolkata - Bhubaneshwar (Flight)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Bhubaneswar. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and embark on a city tour. Visit Parasurameshwar, Mukteshwar, Rajarani, and Lingaraj temples, with a chance for Hindus to enter the sanctum. Explore Khandagiri and Udaygiri caves and the Dhauli Rock Edicts. Overnight in Bhubaneswar.
Day 12: Bhubaneshwar - Puri (60kms)
Enjoy breakfast and drive to Puri. En route, visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Konark Sun Temple, Pipili (known for its applique work), and Raghurajpur (an artisan village). Upon arrival in Puri, visit the famous Jagannath Temple (accessible to Hindus only). Overnight in Puri.
Day 13: Puri - Chilika Lake (55kms one way)
After breakfast, take an excursion to Chilika Lake, the largest wintering ground for migratory birds in the Indian subcontinent. Enjoy a boat ride and return to Puri. Relax on the beach for the rest of the day. Overnight in Puri.
Day 14: Puri
Enjoy a free day in Puri to relax on the beach or explore the town at your own pace. Overnight in Puri.
Day 15: Puri - Bhubaneshwar/ Delhi (Flight)
After breakfast, transfer to Bhubaneswar airport for your flight to Delhi. From Delhi, catch your connecting flight to your onward destination.