- Start Date04/01/2021
- TypeGuided Tours
- Departure CityDELHI
- End CityVARANASI
- Cancellation policyUp to 24 hours
- Durations 9 days 8 nights
Grasp the inviting feel and exceptional appeal of culture, history, and common excellence during your daring 9-day Northern India visit, which will submerge you in the otherworldly wonders of Varanasi and the antique charms of Jaipur. During your visit, you will likewise investigate the profundity of bazaars in Delhi. Your time traveling in India will expose the well known magnificence and fantastic legacy of the Golden Triangle and Ranthambore National Park.
Your Northern India experience will start with your appearance in Delhi, where your private exchange will meet you at the air terminal and move you to your lavish convenience in the core of the city. You will go through two evenings in the intriguing city with a guide that will assist you with revealing the vivacious sellers of the clamoring bazaars and the profundity of the saved design that decorates Hindu Temples, rich mosques, and great posts. You will keep on jaipur, which is known as the Pink City, for two evenings of navigating the wonders of the noteworthy downtown area. Here, your guide will acquaint you with the staggering design of the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, and the perplexing distinction of the Amber Fort before driving you to the bejeweled walkways of the Johari Bazaar, where winding back streets have merchants who sell carefully assembled gems and lovely silks.
At Ranthambore National Park, you will have one night with a guided safari around the secured scene for bits of knowledge into the remains and untamed life of the forests. This experience will open you to the in excess of 300 winged animal species that occupy the region. You will likewise have the option to observe India’s Bengal tiger populace. Once in Agra, you will have one night with a private manual for find the fabulous landmarks of the city. During your visit, you will wander from the popular Agra Fort to the famous marvel of the Taj Mahal.
You will have a top of the line for the time being train take you from Agra to Varanasi for a spectacular prologue to the magnificence of India’s otherworldly capital. Here, you will go through two evenings on guided visits that will lead you through the holy boulevards to visit heavenly sanctuaries. This extraordinary investigation of the otherworldly and mainstream life of the city will come full circle with your cooperation in a Ganga Aarti function.
- Witness the captivating excellence of the Taj Mahal as the white marble mirrors the moving shades of the nightfall
- Search the surprising forests, wilderness, and vestiges of Ranthambore National Park for sightings of tigers, panthers, and feathered creatures
- Wander through the specialties of sellers that show their gems, silks, and flavors in Chhatta Chowk bazaar
- Traverse the extraordinary leftovers of the Amber Fort in Jaipur, where unpredictably planned components catch the style and intensity of the realm
- Cruise down the sacrosanct waters of the Ganges River on a private vessel visit, passing well known ghats for perspectives on life in the famous strict city
- Explore the wonders of Delhi with a private guide that will assist you with revealing the interesting history at the Qutub Minar and Red Fort
- Discover the social appeal and sentimental motivation for the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur with its dazzling cross section shroud
- View the enamoring Ganga Aarti Ceremony on the banks of the Ganges River, which occur at nightfall in Varanasi
- Audio guide
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Pick-up and drop off
- Private tour
- Professional guide
- Special activities
- Transport by air-conditioned
DAY 01 - ARRIVE IN DELHI - OVERVIEW THE CITY OF DELHI
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. This is the capital city of India, and can be called as a major gateway to India. Delhi is one of the most important metropolitan in India, as it is the city of power. It has a very good combination of both modern, as well as ancient culture. In these 3000 years of its existence, there has been the origin of seven more cities, where the traditional Indian capital is. Strategic location, mixture of modern and Indian culture, rich history, medieval market, beside the modern ones etc are the main reasons for choosing it, as the seat of power. Delhi is a city waiting to be explored. It is also known as the Headquarters of Indian politics, as most of the heads of the Indian government and other political parties; reside here, including the Prime Minister, and President of the country. Night stay in Delhi.
DAY 02 – IN DELHI - DELHI’S PHILOSOPHY AND PAST
After breakfast full day combined city tour Old & New Delhi visiting Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Red Fort, Made by Mughal Empror Shahjahan, Jama Masjid, The largest in India, It has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Chandni Chowk, this main street of Old Delhi is the colorful shopping bazaar, known as Chandni Chowk. It has very sharp contrast to the open, spacious streets of Delhi. Laxmi Narayan Temple, dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. India Gate, this 42ms high stone of triumph is a war memorial. It bears the names of 85,000 Indian army soldiers, who died in the campaigns of WWI. Rashtrapati Bhawan - This palace-like building is the official residence of the President of India and an interesting blend of Mughal and western architectural styles. Qutab Minar - The highest monument of India, Qutb Minar is 72.5 m high, tapering from 2.75 m in diameter at its peak. Night stay in Delhi.
DAY 03 – DELHI TO AGRA - WITNESS THE GRANDEUR OF THE TAJ MAHAL AND AGRA FORT
After breakfast depart by surface to Agra. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon city tour visiting, Taj Mahal, built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Besides the Taj, the Agra Fort (also called the Red Fort) makes an interesting sight. Other major attractions include the tomb of Akbar’s tomb at Sikandra, Rambagh, the Mughal Garden and Dayal Bagh Temple, Itmad Ud Dauula. Besides the historical monuments, one can also explore Agra’s rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Night stay in Agra.
DAY 04 – AGRA TO RANTHAMBORE - EXPERIENCE THE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast depart by surface to Ranthambore. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Ranthambore is one of the many famous destinations of the western state of India, Rajasthan. Generally a visit to Ranthambore means a visit to the tiger reserve here. However, the place has much more to offer you in sightseeing and excursions. Surrounded by the Vindhya and Aravali hill ranges and located very near to the outer fringes of the Thar Desert, Ranthambore offers you the best of the desert land as well as plain area near the hills. Due to its proximity to the Thar desert, the vegetation here is that of deciduous forest. Ranthambore used to be the hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Later it was declared as a game sanctuary in 1955. In 1980, it was declared as a national park and listed among the reserves protected under Project Tiger. Ranthambore is also considered to be the best place in the world to photograph the tiger in its natural habitat. In Ranthambore you can indulge in any of the adventurous activities that the park offers. A Jeep Safari, a cultural and traditional experience of the Meena tribes, a night out in the many hideouts in the park are some of the options you must not miss. Night stay in Ranthambore.
DAY 05 - RANTHAMBORE TO JAIPUR – DISCOVERING THE PINK CITY OF JAIPUR
Morning Jeep Safari to the jungle following different trails inside park. There are many interesting spots for you to see in Ranthambore. The park is regarded as the most suitable place for wildlife photography in the world. Here you can capture the tiger in its various moods and moments. Besides the Ranthambore Park, there are places like the Ranthambore Fort (one of it’s kind in the entire state of Rajasthan), Jogi Mahal (the wonderful forest guest house) and the various species of flora and fauna which are also worth a look. Later depart by surface to Jaipur. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon orientation tour. The picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is color washed pink-the color associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. This Beautiful city along with Agra and Delhi form what is known as the Golden Triangle of Indian tourist circuit. Jaipur is a city where royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honour of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods has been a tradition from time immemorial . There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur's colorful bazaars where one can shop for Rajasthani handlooms and trinkets. Beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvelous heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas are worth admiration. Not to mention the ambling camels and cheerful people in multi-hued costumes that make your trip to the pink city a memorable one. Night stay in Jaipur.
DAY 06 – IN JAIPUR – IMPOSING AMBER FORTRESS AND BUSY JOHARI BAZAAR
After breakfast full day city tour visiting City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen. Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, is perhaps the most beautiful example of Rajasthani forts and gives a grand view of the city down below. Other attractions include the Jaigarh Fort, Birla Mandir, and Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh. Night stay in Jaipur.
DAY 07 – JAIPUR TO VARANASI – FABULOUS TOUR OF THE HOLY CITY
In time transfer to airport to your flight for Varanasi. On arrival meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. The city of Varanasi is situated along the west bank of the Ganges in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Called Benaras by the British, Varanasi is an important pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. The city finds mention in the great epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. It was a flourishing trade center when Buddha came to Sarnath, about 10 kilometres away, to preach his first sermon in 500 BC. The renowned American novelist Mark Twain once wrote, ”Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” Right from the ancient times, Varanasi has stood as a symbol of Hindu renaissance and preserved the rituals and traditions of Hindu philosophy. Down the ages, pilgrims from distant lands have come to Varanasi in search of divine blessings. Summers can be quite harsh in Varanasi with the temperatures going up to 45°C. The monsoon season, which starts by late June or early July, brings in the torrential rains and high humidity. Winters are quite pleasant with temperatures remaining at around 20°C in the day. However, the early part of the day can remain enveloped in the fog. Night stay in Varanasi.
DAY 08 – IN VARANASI – PRAYING AT THE GANGA AARTI CEREMONY
After breakfast visit Temples form the major source of attraction in this ancient city. The banks of the Ganges, considered to be a sacred river by the Hindus, are the centre of much of the religious activity that occurs in the city. The ghats built along the banks of the river for such religious activity also form a major source of attraction here. Some of the other interesting places to visit around the city are Alamgir Mosque, Durga Temple, Vishwanat Temple, Bharat Mata temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Banaras Hindu University and the Archaeological Museum. Night stay in Varanasi.
DAY 09 – DEPART VARANASI – LEAVE FOR HOME
In time transfer to airport to your flight for onward destination.
How many people will be on my trip?
Good things come in small packages, which is why we keep our group sizes down. This means we’re small enough to remain flexible as we thread our way through communities without intimidating the locals. On most of our trips, you’ll be part of an intimate group of 12-16 people, though our group sizes are on average 10 people. Our Overland trips are in purpose-built vehicles that can carry up to 24 travelers. Group sizes are displayed on each trip’s overview page on our website.