Day 4. Delhi - Aurangabad

Overnight – Taj Vivanta

You can opt to check-out in the morning and visit one or more of the places mentioned below, or you can choose to enjoy your hotel until noon before heading to the airport.

Lodi Gardens – This garden is spread over 90 acres in the heart of Delhi and contains the tombs of various rulers of the Pashtun Dynasty which ruled much of Northern India during the 16th century. There are lush lawns and a plethora of flowers and plants mixed in with all the monuments.

Bahá’í Mashriqu’l-Adhkar (Lotus Temple): As you approach this monument, the architectural masterpiece will captivate you from a distance. Nature’s perfect balance has been captured by the architect & creators of this masterpiece. The temple has received multiple international design awards for its architectural genius, and has received similar praise for the contentment and bliss it evokes in visitors. Marble imported from the Penteli Mountains in Greece, the same marble that was used in many ancient Greece monuments, such as the Parthenon, created the 27 beautiful petals that are laid out in clusters of 3 to make the 9 sides of the massive structure. Nine ponds surround the structure, and the complex, including its beautiful gardens, is spread over 26 acres.
While all Bahai Temples around the world have nine sides, the architect chose the Lotus Temple’s shape because the lotus represents divinity in Indian spiritual belief. It portrays the magnificence of God as the unblemished flower rises from stagnant water. In a land where all the world’s religions are practiced and where the dominant religion has an abundance of Gods and Goddesses, as well as an incredible plethora of idols, the Lotus Temple contains no idols or deities to be worshipped, and is a house of worship designed for all of humanity.
National Gandhi Museum: You are driven to the

National Gandhi Museum. The museum has a priceless collection of items associated with the Mahatma, as well as Mrs. Kasturba Gandhi, and the Indian Freedom struggle. It is also where the Mahatma was assassinated on January 30th, 1948. The Mahatma lived here for the last few months of his life, and the museum has photo, audio, and video collections of his life, along with the lives of many other prominent Indian’s that were involved in the freedom struggle. Your guide will show you around and you can select the sections that most interest you. Particularly moving is an open-air photo and mail excerpts collage that traces his life from his birth onwards.

Flight to Aurangabad. After breaking for lunch, you are driven to the airport to board your afternoon no-frills flight to Aurangabad. Arrive at Aurangabad and you are driven to your hotel and assisted with check-in to your suite. Please note that although you are staying in a top suite at the best lodging in Aurangabad, this upscale hotel does not compare with your previous luxury plus lodging.

You can opt to check-out in the morning and visit one or more of the places mentioned below, or you can choose to enjoy your hotel until noon before heading to the airport.

Lodi Gardens – This garden is spread over 90 acres in the heart of Delhi and contains the tombs of various rulers of the Pashtun Dynasty which ruled much of Northern India during the 16th century. There are lush lawns and a plethora of flowers and plants mixed in with all the monuments.

Bahá’í Mashriqu’l-Adhkar (Lotus Temple): As you approach this monument, the architectural masterpiece will captivate you from a distance. Nature’s perfect balance has been captured by the architect & creators of this masterpiece. The temple has received multiple international design awards for its architectural genius, and has received similar praise for the contentment and bliss it evokes in visitors. Marble imported from the Penteli Mountains in Greece, the same marble that was used in many ancient Greece monuments, such as the Parthenon, created the 27 beautiful petals that are laid out in clusters of 3 to make the 9 sides of the massive structure. Nine ponds surround the structure, and the complex, including its beautiful gardens, is spread over 26 acres.
While all Bahai Temples around the world have nine sides, the architect chose the Lotus Temple’s shape because the lotus represents divinity in Indian spiritual belief. It portrays the magnificence of God as the unblemished flower rises from stagnant water. In a land where all the world’s religions are practiced and where the dominant religion has an abundance of Gods and Goddesses, as well as an incredible plethora of idols, the Lotus Temple contains no idols or deities to be worshipped, and is a house of worship designed for all of humanity.
National Gandhi Museum: You are driven to the

National Gandhi Museum. The museum has a priceless collection of items associated with the Mahatma, as well as Mrs. Kasturba Gandhi, and the Indian Freedom struggle. It is also where the Mahatma was assassinated on January 30th, 1948. The Mahatma lived here for the last few months of his life, and the museum has photo, audio, and video collections of his life, along with the lives of many other prominent Indian’s that were involved in the freedom struggle. Your guide will show you around and you can select the sections that most interest you. Particularly moving is an open-air photo and mail excerpts collage that traces his life from his birth onwards.

Flight to Aurangabad. After breaking for lunch, you are driven to the airport to board your afternoon no-frills flight to Aurangabad. Arrive at Aurangabad and you are driven to your hotel and assisted with check-in to your suite. Please note that although you are staying in a top suite at the best lodging in Aurangabad, this upscale hotel does not compare with your previous luxury plus lodging.

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