9 Days Best of India with Ganges River

Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Varanasi

Tour Code: TAT-India-05

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from: US$632 Free Inquiry

Tour Feature

  • Explore the most classic triangle of India
  • Discover the northern cultural center of Varanasi .
  • enjoy a boat tour along the Ganges River
  • Witness the powerful spiritual ritual - Aarti Ceremony

 

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Day 1 Arrival Delhi

Airport pick-up and transfer to hotel

Meals: No Meal
Accommodation: In Delhi

 

Welcome to India!! Upon arrival at Delhi airport, you are greeted by our representative. Transferred to hotel where our representative helps you check in and briefs you about the following tours. The rest of the day is at leisure in which you can partake in the activities of your interest. Overnight Delhi.

India Gate
India Gate

 

Day 2 Delhi

Old Delhi Tour: Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk Rickshaw Ride, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Humayun’s tomb, Qutub Minar, India Gate

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Delhi

 

After breakfast head to Old Delhi, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 AD. You will visit the Raj Ghat where the father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Your next stop will be - Jama Masjid, one of the iconic, historic, and largest mosques in India - built by Shah Jahan. From here you will be driven past the iconic Red Fort, the standing testimony to the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. Your next stop will be at Chandni Chowk, a very popular and busy market in Old Delhi to the next stop. A rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk could be quite interesting as this part of the city is quite crowded and it is full of shops. After this, we will head to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib which is one of the prominent Sikh houses of worship. Next, we will move forward to Humayun’s tomb, yet another UNESCO world heritage site. Your next stop will be at Qutub Minar, touted as India’s largest Minaret. Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in 1192 by Turk ruler Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak.  Your next stop is India Gate, built-in memory of the Unknown Soldier. You will be driven past the Parliament House, President’s House, and other Government Secretarial Buildings. The evening is at leisure in which you can partake in the activities of your interest. 

 

 Jama Masjid
 Jama Masjid

 

Day 3 Delhi - Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur (approx. 5-6 hours), Free at leisure

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Jaipur

 

After breakfast, head to Jaipur by private A/C car (approx. 6 hrs), a stopover for a coffee break, or photo opportunities are at your request any time en-route. On arrival check-in at the hotel, the afternoon is free for your rest. 

 

Day 4 Jaipur

Amer Palace, Sheesh Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Birla Temple

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Jaipur

 

After breakfast, the Jaipur journey starts from Amer fort also known as Amer Palace, the earlier capital of Jaipur. This magnificent fort was constructed in red sandstone and marble by Raja Man Singh and is divided into four sections each with a courtyard. The main entrance gate is Surajpol having fascinating architecture. Near the Ganesh Gate, there is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Sila Devi. The Diwan-e-Aam - hall of public audience, Diwan-e-Khas - hall of private audience, Sheesh Mahal - the palace of mirrors and Sukh Niwas are quite beautiful. At the Sukh Niwas, a pleasant climate is created by winds that blow over a water cascade. You could ascend the fort on an elephant or in a jeep (on a direct payment basis).

 

Later you will be taken to Maharaja City Palace, a royal palace with seven stories as well as Jantar Mantar, the observatory. This wonderful observatory attracts mathematicians as well as astronomers from the whole world. City palace is the perfect blend of all three excellent styles (Mughal, Rajput, and European). Another palace, Hawa Mahal is popular all over the world for its magnificent architecture. You will be taken through the business centers of Jaipur. End your tour with a visit to Birla Temple. The temple was built in 1988 by the famous B.M. Birla Foundation is part of one of India's most famous business families. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Narayan), the preserver, and his consort Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and good fortune. The rest of the day is at leisure in which you can partake in the activities of your interest. 

Maharaja City Palace
Maharaja City Palace

 

Day 5 Jaipur - Agra by car

Fatehpur Sikri, Drive to Agra

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Agra

 

After breakfast, you will be transferred from Jaipur to Agra &  en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri which was built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri holds exceptional testimony to Mughal civilization and is one of the well-known UNESCO World heritage sites of India and has various historical monuments. Stop over for a coffee break and photo stops on your request. On arrival check in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure in which you can partake in the activities of your interest. 

Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri

 

Day 6 Agra

Taj Mahal, Agra Fort

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Agra

 

After an early breakfast proceed to visit the Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday), one of the wonders of the world. This beautiful building is elegantly built with white marble by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between the years 1631 to 1648 and it was built in the memory of his favorite beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Next, proceed to visit Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its architectural structure and was built in the 16th century during the Mughal Empire. This place comprises several fairy-tale palaces like Khas Mahal and Jahangir Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure in which you can partake in the activities of your interest. 

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

 

Day 7 Agra - Delhi - Varanasi

Drive to Delhi Airport (4-5 hours) , Fly to Varanasi

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Varanasi

 

After breakfast at the hotel drive to Delhi and straight transfer to the airport to board the flight for Varanasi. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure. In the evening you will witness the 1, 000-year-old Aarti Ceremony, during which worshipers pray by the water by the light of candles and lanterns.

 

Day 8 Varanasi

Boat cruise on the Ganges River Sunrise view, Banaras Hindu University, Golden Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Sarnath (The Deer Park)

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Varanasi

 

Wake up earlier for a sunrise boat cruise on the Ganges River, vivid pictures of devoted Hindus bathing in the river offering prayers against morning sunlight make the journey quite rewarding.  Return to the hotel for breakfast followed by a brief city tour to Banaras Hindu University, Golden Temple, and Bharat Mata Temple which is dedicated to Mother India.  The afternoon continues your adventure to Sarnath (The Deer Park) where the Buddha preached his first sermon and Sarnath Museum.

Ganges River Boat Trip
Ganges River Boat Trip

 

Day 9 Varanasi - Delhi, Departure

Fly to Delhi for Departure

Meals: Breakfast

 

In time transfer to airport to board the flight for Delhi, arrive Delhi and self-transfer to International departure terminal at same airport to board the flight for onwards journey

 

Service ends

Price Includes

  • Internal flight or train as specified
  • Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  • Private licensed English speaking guide and driver service
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  • All attraction entrance fees as specified
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary

 

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets or train tickets for arrival and departure
  • Gratuities to your tour guide and driver at your own discretion
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours, meals, activities, and services
  • Comprehensive travel insurance

 

Remarks:

-The reference prices are based on a group of 6 persons, with local 4- start superior accommodation

-The prices are not valid during the national holidays. Please feel free to contact us to ask the detailed prices based on your traveling dates and group size.

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