Path to the Ganges: Khajuraho and Varanasi

Erotic Jungle Temples and India's Holiest City

Visit the "Angkor Wat of India," and Varanasi, Earth's oldest city

Day One: To Khajuraho from Delhi, Agra, or Mumbai

Journey to Khajuraho. If you are continuing from Agra, you will travel on an afternoon travel by train to Jhansi, and continue by road to Khajuraho. Otherwise, you may fly from Delhi, Mumbai, or elsewhere in India. Overnight in Khajuraho.

Day Two: Celestially Erotic

Khajuraho. Full Day visit of the Eastern and Western Group of Temples takes you to the resplendent Hindu temples of Khajuraho known for the delicate sensuality and forthright eroticism of their sculpture. They were built between 10th and 12th centuries by the Chandela dynasty. Today, twenty-two of the eighty-five temples remain to recreate the celestial and terrestrial world of the Chandelas.

Day Three: Onward to Varanasi

Khajuraho to Varanasi. Morning free, or you can add more temple time. Later you fly to Varanasi, the oldest living city in India. Built on the shores of the holy Ganges River, this city is a center of Indian religion, philosophy and spirituality. For the devout Hindu, Varanasi must be visited at least once in a lifetime to wash away sins. It's also the ideal place for Hindus to die. Although macabre for foreigners, a visit to the "Burning Ghats" to see cremations that go on 24-7 is something that should not be missed. You'll have some free time this afternoon for shopping. The most beautiful silk available in India can be found here. (No North Indian wedding takes place without the bride wearing a Varanasi Silk Sari!) Along the way you also stop for a tour of the temples of Varanasi.

Day Four: Dawn on the Ganges

Varanasi/Delhi. Early this morning you take a boat ride past the "Bathing Ghats" on the sacred Ganges River. As the night mist lifts and the sun touches the spires of the bank side temples with gold, you can see thousands of Hindus performing their morning rites of prayer on the shores of the river. Return to hotel for breakfast. You will be delivered to the airport on time to connect your flight onward.

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Our private tour to Khajuraho and Varanasi explores ancient temples with erotic carvings and India's holiest city on the banks of the Ganges. This program is available only to guests using our Mumbai, Delhi or Golden Triangle programs.

Prices and Hotels

Prices depend on your choice of hotel and when you want to travel.

We offer numerous hotels in both Khajuraho and Varanasi, ranging from standard to luxury class. All of the hotels we use are carefully chosen for location, amenities, quality of service, security and value. We use only hotels that are LGBT-friendly.
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Great Value Package

Khajuraho and Varanasi includes LGBT-friendly hotel accommodation, daily American breakfast, private air conditioned car/driver/guide throughout, sightseeing as shown, including entrance fees, air conditioned train Agra to Jhansi, assistance with airport arrival and departure, applicable taxes (except airport tax). Not included: airfare, airport taxes, meals not shown, sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary, items of a purely personal nature.

Khajuraho and Varanasi are available only as an extension to our Golden Triangle program or as part of a longer custom itinerary.

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