Taj Mahal and Ganges Tour

DELHI - JAIPUR - AGRA - VARANASI - DELHI

Taj Mahal and Ganges Tour

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INDIA Uttar Pradesh Agra Taj Mahal at sunrise reflected in pool of water
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INDIA Uttar Pradesh Agra Taj Mahal at sunrise reflected in pool of water

Day 01: Arrival / Delhi

At the airport, you will see our representative is waiting to give a warm welcome and transfer you to your hotel, previously reserved. On the way to the hotel, you can enjoy the surroundings and watch the frenetic movement of people in New Delhi.

After Upon arrival in Hotel discuss your tour itinerary with our representative in Lobby and after that our representative will complete your check into formalities.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Delhi

Morning we will start our day to explore the Delhi. Delhi is the largest metropolis by area and the second – largest metropolis by population in India. Delhi is divided in two parts (like other city in India) – Old Delhi and New Delhi. We will start our tour from Old Delhi. A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would include visiting the Raj Ghat – the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India.

NEW DELHI – An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President’s Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.

Highlight of the Tour: The Highlight of the tour is the Rikshaw ride in Old Delhi. We will pass throught the Chandni Chowk by the Rikshaw. The rikshaw pullers here take you on a ride through various routes. The Rikshaw ride give you a chance to glance at the colourful street of the place. Chandni Chowk is very colourful & you will find the hustle and bustle market.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur (270 Kms) (05 Hrs)

After the breakfast drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check into hotel. Jaipur is one of the finest planned cities of India, located in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan. The city which once had been the capital of the royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. At present, Jaipur is a major business centre with all requisites of a metropolitan city.

Rest of the day with at leisure to enjoy the local bazaars of Jaipur. Jaipur is also known as the shopper’s paradise. Jaipur is a city of vibrant colors and markets (bazaars) of Jaipur verify this fact. Jaipur’s colorful markets offer a great break to stop andshop on you tour. Usually tourists include shopping and visiting the livelymarkets of Jaipur in their itinerary. While moving through the markets, youwill come across the vivacious culture of this region. Jaipur is the perfect place to shop for Handicrafts, antiques, jewelry, gems, pottery, carpets, textiles, metalwork and leatherwear.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 04: Jaipur

Proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort. 

AMBER FORT PALACE– Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it’s ultimate expression. Continue sight- seeing.

CITY PALACE- A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

JANTAR MANTAR– This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

HAWA MAHAL– The ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 05:  Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra  (250 Kms) (05 Hrs)

Morning assisted for the check out from the hotel and drive to Agra.Enroute we will visit the Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri bears exceptional testimony to the Mughal civilization at the end of the 16th century. It offers a unique example of architectural ensembles of very high quality constructed between 1571 and 1585. Its form and layout strongly influenced the evolution of Indian town planning, notably at Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi).

After check in we will visit the Agra Fort. For built in red sandstone with its magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and the beautiful gardens. This is where Emperor Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the last year of his life viewing the Taj Mahal from across the river Jamuna.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 06: Agra – Delhi (210 KMs) (04 Hrs) (Taj Mahal closed on Friday) Delhi – Varanasi (By Flight 6E 176 @ 1615 Hrs/1735 Hrs)

Morning we will visit the Taj Mahal at Sunrise. Taj Mahal is UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, Taj Mahal enthralls visitors with its shimmering beauty. Standing proudly on the banks of River Yamuna, with the winding river at back and lush green, landscaped gardens in front, the Taj Mahal leaves one speechless with its ethereal beauty. At sunrise, when it is bathed in the pinkish glow of the rising sun, the Taj Mahal holds your gaze.

After breakfast we will drive to Delhi airport to board flight for Varanasi.

Older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, And looks twice as old as all of them put together ” – Mark Twain

Meeting & assistance upon arrival at Varanasi airport and transfer you to the Hotel. After rest & relaxe we will start our tour of Varanasi. Varanasi is the oldest city of the world. Varanasi is more than 3000 years old and is famous as the city of temples. In Varanasi, there are temples at every few paces. Looking at the number of temples in Varanasi, it is hard to believe that a large number of them were demolished during the medieval times.  

Overnight at Hotel

Day 07 : Varanasi

Morning we will start our day with sunrise boat ride at river Ganges.  Later come back to the hotel for the breakfast. After the breakfast we will explore the Old Varanasi and take the real taste of Old city. 

Later, we will start our tour to seeing the BHU University. Later we will visit the Bharat Mata Temple. Durga Temple and the several Ghats of Varanasi.

Later we will visit the Sarnath Temple. Later excursion to Sarnath, 10kms & East of Varanasi, is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. The celebrated Mantra, ‘Buddham Sharanam Gachhami’, owes its origin to Sarnath. On the day before his death Buddha included Sarnath along with Lumbini, Bodh Gaya and Kushinagar as the four places he thought to be sacred to his followers. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places.

In this evening we will enjoy the sunset boat ride and evening aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat. A group of priests daily in the evening at this ghat perform “Agni Pooja” (Worship to Fire) wherein a dedication is made to Lord Shiva, River Ganga (the Ganges), Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire), and the whole universe. Special aartis are held on Tuesdays and on religious festivals.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 08: Varanasi – Delhi (UK 969 – 1455 / 1620 Hrs) – Departure 

Morning is at leisure. Afternoon transfer to airport to board the flight to Delhi

Meeting and assistance upon arrival at Delhi airport and transfer to International airport to board late night flight. 

 

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