- Start Date04/01/2021
- TypeGuided Tours
- Departure CityDELHI
- End CityDELHI
- Cancellation policyUp to 24 hours
- Durations 10 days 9 nights
The interminable excellence of history can be found in the proceeding with engineering of rulers and sanctuaries. On this 10-day visit through India you will discover the luxury of regal pasts and the class of faithful priests. Sanctuaries are improved with unending fragile sculptures. Urban communities are graced with whole imperial buildings, from strongholds to royal residences. The River Ganges carries a profound substance to the dawn and the ghats feature the bubbly culture of a sacred city. From the Himalayas to the Thar Desert, the magnificence of your get-away is established in the great urban communities of India.
Your disclosure starts with your appearance in Delhi. The capital city of India is a hurricane of character and culture. An entire day voyage through the city will give you old history and contemporary life, regularly next to each other. The next day you will advance toward Jaipur and visit the Lakshmi Narayan Temple. Toward the beginning of the day the Amer Fort calls to you. Visit through the exceptional richness of maharajas before you end up in the memorable relinquished capital city of Fatehpur Sikri. Once in Agra you will have a half-day voyage through the city’s most popular locales, including the heavenly Taj Mahal.
Dare to Khajuraho and locate the wonderful Jain and Hindu sanctuaries that have made due as the centuries progressed. That evening you will travel to Varanasi. Excursion along the Ganges River on an early morning vessel ride. The city springs up around you. Toward the evening you have a trip to Sarnath, the area where Buddha gave his first lesson in the wake of arriving at illumination. Come back to Delhi and appreciate a night of solace and extravagance before leaving for home the next day.
- Experience the staggering building structure of the Taj Mahal
- Enjoy the lavish history of the Amer Fort and the celebrated Pink City of Jaipur
- Witness the outstanding antiquated sanctuaries of Khajuraho, which contain endless sculptures
- Cruise down the River Ganges to encounter the day by day customs of the blessed city of Varanasi
- Capture the old and new ponders of Delhi on an entire Day guided visit, including a visit to the great Chandni Chowk bazaar
- 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 - SITESEEING IN THE CAPITAL CITY
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 - DISCOVERING THE MONUMENTS (B)
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 JAIPUR - ENTERING THE PINK CITY (B) 279 Km, 5 hr
After breakfast 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 04 – IN JAIPUR - WITNESSING THE POWERFUL HILLS (B)
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 05 – JAIPUR TO AGRA - THE APPEAL OF AGRA (B) 239 Km, 4 hr
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 06 – AGRA TRAIN JHANSI TO KHAJURAHO - GOING DOWN THE OLDEN TEMPLE ROAD (B)
In time transfer to Agra railway station to board train for Jhansi. On arrival meet assist at Jhansi railway station & transfer to Khajuraho hotel. In the temple architecture of India, the Khajuraho complex remains unique. One thousand years ago, under the generous and artistic patronage of the Chandela Rajput kings of Central India, 85 temples, magnificent in form and richly carved, came up on one site, near the village of Khajuraho. The amazingly short span of 100 years, from 950 AD - 1050 AD, saw the completion of all the temples, in an inspired burst of creativity. Today, of the original 85, only 22 have survived the ravages of time; these remain as a collective paean to life, to joy and to creativity; to the ultimate fusion of man with his creator. Night stay in Khajuraho.
DAY 07 – KHAJURAHO TO VARANASI - THE SUBTLE CARVED TEMPLES (B)
After breakfast city City tour visiting the Western Group , situated opposite the Government of India Tourist Office, has 14 temples. The Chaunsath Yogini, Lalguan Mahadev, Parvati, Varaha, Matangesvara, Lakshmana, Vishvanath and Nandi, Chitragupta, Devi Jagdamba and Kandariya Mahadeo temples belong to this group. The Eastern Group, 2.4 km from the Tourist Office, consists of seven temples (four Jain and three Hindu). The Parsvanath, Adinath, Shantinath, and Ghantai temples belong to the Jains while the Vamana, Javari and Brahma are Hindu temples. Later drop at airport to board flight for Varanasi. 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 - THE HOLY SPIRIT OF THE RIVER (B)
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 – VARANASI TO DELHI - A NEW HOMECOMING (B)
In time transfer to airport to your flight for Delhi. On Arrival meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
DAY 10 – DEPART DELHI - MOVING ONWARD IN THE EVENING (B)
In time transfer to airport to board 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.