Tour Program: Delhi (1) – Jaipur (2) – Agra (1) – Overnight Train (1) – Varanasi (1) Duration: 07 Days / 06 Nights
Day 01: Delhi Arrival
On arrival at Airport / Railway station, meet our representative and proceed to Hotel for Check in. Delhi is a city built and re-built seven times over several centuries. The capital city today marries the quaint and unique elements of different historical eras with the pace of the bustling, growing economy. At every turn of the road, the past and the present coexist. Later proceed for city Tour of NEW DELHI – drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyen’s, including the Indian Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayun’s tomb of the Mughal era & thereafter visit the towering minaret of Qutab Minar. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi – Jaipur (250 Kms / 05 hrs)
After breakfast visit the Jama Masjid, Red Fort and drive to Jaipur.
Jama Masjid– Jama Masjid, was commissioned to be constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It holds the distinction of being one of the biggest and the most well known mosque of Old Delhi.
Red Fort- The Red Fort is popularly known as the Lal Quila and is representative of the true splendor of the Mughal court. This imposing fort will engulf you with its size and grandeur. Later continue drive to Jaipur. Arrive and check in at hotel.
Jaipur: Beautiful palaces, forts and colourful bazaars speak of the pink city’s glorious regal past. Modernity walks hand-in-hand with history in Jaipur. This largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, is famous for its magnanimous hospitality. Later tour of the Pink city visiting the imposing hawa Mahal, Jantar Manter & City Palace now a museum, the ancient Observatory, The exotic Palace of the Winds & the picturesque bazaars of the walled city. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Jaipur City Tour
After Breakfast, Visit Amber – the ancient capital of the Rajput Empire reaching the fort on elephant back. It is a deserted palace surrounded by majestic ramparts & the magnificent public & private room’s evidence the splendor of the rulers of 16th & 17th century Rajasthan. Jaigarh Fort- Situated on the majestic Chilh-ka-Tola or the hill of eagles, the lofty walls of the Jaigarh Fort spread over a vast expansion of three kilometers. This impregnable fort of the Rajput was built purely for the defense activities. Nahargarh fort- Nahargarh Fort is located on the sheer rugged ridge of Aravali Hills and it forms an impressive northern backdrop of Jaipur. It looks most classy when floodlit at night. The fort overlooks the city and presents a glittering view of the city lights. It was built in 1734 and extended in 1868. Nahargarh meaning abode of the tigers was built by Jai Singh to bolster the defence of Amber. Evening explore the local bazzar. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Jaipur – Agra (240 Kms / 05 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Agra En-route Fatehpur Sikri – the extraordinary city built by Akbar the Great, deserted 14 years later, but which, during its brief span, exceeded London in both grandeur and population. After visit continue drive to Agra. Arrive and check in at Hotel. Akbarabad, as Agra was known during the Mughal era, is home to some of the most magnificent Mughal architectures. Situated on the banks of river Yamuna, the monumental beauty of Agra has inspired countless people around the world. This third largest city of the state of Uttar Pradesh is home to three UNESCO world heritage sites. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05 : Agra – Varanasi (by Overnight Train)
After breakfast Proceed to visit to the world – famous Taj Mahal – or literally “Crown of Palaces” was built by Shah Jehan to immortalize the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal who died tragically in 1631. After that visit, the Red Fort built by three generations of Mughal Emperors between 1565 and 1573. It housed both the presidential Palaces of the Royal family, and the military quarters.
Itmad-ud-Daulah It is believed that the glorious Taj Mahal was also probably inspired from another monument in Agra called the Itmad-ud-Daulah. And so this Mughal mausoleum is also called the ‘Baby Taj’. This beautiful tomb definitely calls for a visit. The tomb, built between 1622 and 1628 has walls made of white marble from Rajasthan, encrusted with semi-precious stone decorations.
Sikandra The ‘Tomb of Akbar the Great’- Sikandra is unique in its beauty as the monument constructed in deep red stone stands out serenely against the lush green gardens. Evening board your Overnight train to Varanasi.
Day 06: Varanasi
Arrive at Varanasi station. Meet and transfer to hotel for check in. Dating back to more than 3000 years, Varanasi is said to be the oldest city of the world. There are temples at every few steps here Hinduism it is believed that those who breathe their last in this city attain nirvana and get an instant gateway to liberation from the cycle of births and re-births. After Lunch proceed for tour planned for second half of the day We begin the tour of the city with the famous Banaras Hindu University. Next we visit the famous 18th century Durga temple dedicated to Goddess Durga & later visit one of the most famous temples of Varanasi, the Tulsi Manas temple. We end our tour with a one-of-its-kind temple the ‘Bharat Mata’ (Mother India). The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936. The temple has the undivided India personified as a mother deity and has her statue built in marble. Unlike other temples, this one does not have images of the customary gods and goddesses; it houses a relief map of India, carved out of marble. Evening Aarti ceremony – Every evening, hundreds of people gather at the banks of the river Ganges to participate in the aarti (hymn). The evening aarti offers one of the most spectacular sensory experiences, when hundreds of lamps light up the river side at dusk, the entire city of Varanasi comes to a standstill and the sound of chimes and dongs reverberates in each and every street. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: Varanasi Departure
Early morning proceed to morning Cruise on Ganges. The ‘Ghats of Ganga’ dotted with temples or more than 100 ghats (banks) alongside the Ganges in Varanasi. The best way to cover them all is acruise. A morning cruise on the Ganges presents a very beautiful view of the ghats bathed in crimson light. After the cruise we set out to explore the city. A walk through old Varanasi will be a memorable experience. After Breakfast at hotel check out and proceed for your onward destination.