11 Days Exploration of Northern India, Max 6 Guests - 11 Nights Sightseeing

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Start and end in Delhi! With the sightseeing tour 11 Days Exploration of Northern India, Max 6 Guests, you have a 11 day tour package taking you through Delhi, India and 6 other destinations in India. 11 Days Exploration of Northern India, Max 6 Guests includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

  • : Arrival in Delhi

    Upon your arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative at the airport holding a welcome board with your name, and then transferred to check in at the hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you at leisure. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini (4 stars) - or similarStart point Airport Pick-up, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India

  • Delhi Highlights

    After breakfast we head to Old Delhi, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 AD. We will visit the Raj Ghat where the father of India Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. The next stop is Jama Masjid, one of the iconic, historic and largest mosques in India. From here you will be driven past the iconic Red Fort, the standing testimony to the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. We then visit Chandni Chowk, a very popular and busy market in Old Delhi. A rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk will be interesting as you can observe the local life through the busy bazaar. After this we will head to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib which is one of the prominent Sikh houses of worship. Next we will go to Humayun?s tomb, another UNESCO world heritage site. Later we will visit Qutub Minar, touted as India?s largest Minaret and 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 before going back to your hotel. Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini (4 stars) - or similar

  • Jaipur by Car

    After breakfast you will be transferred from Delhi to Jaipur. Stop-over for coffee break and photo stop on your request. On arrival check in at the hotel. Jaipur, also known as the pink city is the capital of Rajasthan. Many captivating palaces are present here having breathtaking design and architecture. The rest of the day is at leisure.? Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre (4 stars) - or similar

  • : Jaipur

    After breakfast the Jaipur journey starts from Amber Fort also known as Amber Palace, the earlier capital of Jaipur. This magnificent fort was constructed in red sand-stone and marble by Raja Man Singh and is divided into four sections each with a courtyard. You could ascend the fort by walking up the steps or in jeep (on direct payment basis).? Later you will be taken to Maharaja City Palace, a royal palace with seven storeys as well as Jantar Mantar, the observatory. Another palace, Hawa Mahal is popular all over world for its magnificent architecture. You will be taken through business centers of Jaipur. End your tour with visit to Birla Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Narayan), the preserver and his consort Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and good fortune. Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre (4 stars) - or similar

  • Abhaneri - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra by Car

    In and around AbhaneriDay 05: Jaipur - Abhaneri - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra by Car (5-6 Hour Drive) After breakfast you will be transferred from Jaipur to Agra. En-route first stop will be at Abhaneri which is known to have Baoris, stairwells that were invented by the Indians to harvest rainwater. These tanks were used as reservoirs of water in dry times of the year. Chand Baori is the most popular of the wells in the region, and is one of Indias deepest and largest. There are three ways to reach the water with the steps, which are divided into the stories. After visit continue your drive to Agra where your next stop will be Fatehpur Sikri which was built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri holds exceptional testimony to Mughal civilization and is one of well-known UNESCO World heritage site of India and has various historical monuments. Stop-over for coffee break and photo-stops on your request. On arrival check in at the hotel. Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Holiday Inn Agra MG Road (4 stars) - or similar

  • : Agra

    After an early breakfast proceed to visit 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 and known for its architectural structure and was built in the 16th century during the Mughal Empire. This place comprises of several fairy-tale palaces like Khas Mahal and Jahangir Palace. Rest of the day is at leisure in which you can partake in the activities of your interest.? Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Holiday Inn Agra MG Road (4 stars) - or similar

  • Lucknow by Car

    After breakfast you will be transferred from Agra to Lucknow. Stop-over for coffee break and photo stop on your request. On arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Fortune Park BBD, Lucknow (4 stars) - or similar

  • : Lucknow

    After breakfast we will embark a city tour of Lucknow. We will reach the Lucknow Residency a place where speechless walls are known to speak the gruesome tale of the 1857 mutiny. Driving past Sadat Ali & Begum Tombs and the ?Chatar Manzil? (Outside view only), we reach the world?s most unique architecture, Asifi Imambara. This monument was built as a relief measure for a devastating famine, in order to provide employment to the subjects of the state by Nawab Asif-ud-Daula. This is the world?s biggest hall that is devoid of any pillar support, wood, iron beams or concrete walls. Salute the Nawab (Prince) lying in peace inside and proceed to see his noble work. Also see the Rumi Darwaza or the Turkish Gate and the Asfi Mosque. We now reach the Husainabad Complex - The Clock Tower is the highest Clock Tower in Asia and in some ways superior to its counterpart, Big Ben. Now enter the Babylon of East, The Husainabad Imambara - known for its beauty and pieces of d?cor. This was built in 1840 by Mohammad Ali Shah and is still considered to be a sacred address by the natives. Also see the Satkhanda that stands as Lucknow?s incomplete leaning tower of Pisa.? Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Fortune Park BBD, Lucknow (4 stars) - or similar

  • Varanasi by Car

    After breakfast you will be transferred from Lucknow to Varanasi. Stop-over for coffee break and photo stop on your request. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon is at leisure in which you can partake in the activities of your interest. This evening witness the thousand-year-old Aarti Ceremony during which worshippers pray near the water by the light of candles and lanterns.? Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi (5 stars) - or similar

  • : Varanasi

    Early morning boat excursion on the river Ganges, a ferry pilgrimage from ghat to ghat. People bathe early in the morning to offer the prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns 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. After this drive back to hotel for breakfast. After some rest proceed for city tour of Varanasi. Tour of the city visiting ?the Bharat Mata ?Temple ?with ?a ?big ?relief map ?of ?India ?in ?marble, ?Durga ?Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University which has ?an ?Art Gallery ?and ?the ?Mosque of ?Moghul Emperor Aurangazeb built on the site of an ancient Hindu Temple. This afternoon drive to Sarnath and visit the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 6th century B.C. to 12th century AD. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple and the Museum (Closed on Friday) later.? Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi (5 stars) - or similar

  • Delhi by flight & Departure from Delhi

    Today you will be transferred to airport to board flight back to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi self-transfer to another floor on same terminal to board flight back home. We wish you a pleasant trip home! Meal: BreakfastEnd point Airport See-off, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India

Inclusion

  • GST on total package
  • Accomodation in a well appointed room
  • Meals as per hotel plan and ones mentioned in itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle (except in the hills when the air-conditioner will be switched off)
  • All toll taxes, parking fees and driver allowances
  • All applicable hotel taxes

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  • All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals
  • Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages
  • Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Tips, laundry and phone calls

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