Upon arrival in Delhi you shall be transferred to your hotel. You shall then have a Tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi, you shall visit Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, the Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi visit the Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshminarayan Temple – a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President’s House, Parliament House & Government Secretariat Buildings.
Overnight in Delhi
Morning drive from Delhi to Jaipur (240kms/6Hrs). Upon arrival check in at hotel. Evening at leisure. Jaipur – the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this colour. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old.
Overnight in Jaipur.
Morning sightseeing including visits to Amber Fort, the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Post Lunch, afternoon tour of Jaipur. You shall then visit the Maharaja’s City Palace, & the Observatory and drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas.
Overnight in Jaipur
Drive from Jaipur to Agra (240kms / 6hrs) enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and as the Mughal Capital and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. The graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces are a great sight. Drive further 40 kms / 1 hour to Agra and check in to hotel.
Overnight in Agra.
Early Morning visit world famous Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later, visit the Agra Fort containing the Halls of Public and Private Audience and the place where his own son Aurangzeb imprisoned Shahjahan. Afternoon is at leisure.
Overnight in Agra.
This morning drive from Agra to Delhi Airport (220kms / 4hrs) for flight from Delhi to Varanasi. Upon arrival in Varanasi, check in to hotel, evening is at leisure. Optional boat ride on the Ganges to witness the spectacular evening Aarti at Assi Ghat.
Overnight in Varanasi.
Early this morning take boat excursion on the river Ganges to expore the life of people who bathe early in the morning to offer the prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyres burn day and night. Every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. Evening is at leisure.
This morning, check out from hotel and transfer to Airport for flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi transfer on own from domestic to international terminal of Delhi Airport in time for return international flight back home.
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