Start and end in New Delhi! With the historical tour Golden Escapes with Varanasi, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 3 other destinations in India. Golden Escapes with Varanasi includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Arrive at Delhi International Airport, assistance by our English Speaking representative and transfer to hotel. Check in at Hotel. ? Delhi- India?s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiralling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region?s ancient legacy. The first impressions for any visitor travelling in from the airport are of a specious, garden city, tree-lined with a number of beautiful parks. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel Morning: New Delhi visit to, Qutab Minar, Moghul the tallest stone tower in India. The tour also includes a drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, the President?s residence.? Afternoon : Old Delhi Including visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; drive past the Red Fort ? a world heritage site, continuing to the Jama Masjid and drive past Chandni Chowk. It is the largest mosque in India, accommodating up to 25,000 worshippers at one time. The division between New and Old Delhi is the division between the capitals of the British and the Mughal respectively. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast proceed to Jaipur by surface. ? ?Jaipur ?is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. Rajasthan and the famous city of Jaipur. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city is named. The city today has a population of 6.66 million, making it the tenth most populous city in the country. Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India. Jaipur is well known for its beautiful carpets, enamelled ornaments, precious and semi-precious stones, brass ornaments and many other arts and crafts. Arrive Jaipur and Check in at Hotel.? Evening at leisure for personal activities. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel Morning:visit of Amber Fort with elephant ride This massive fort-palace complex built in hybrid Hindu-Muslim style dates back to Raja Man Singh and was the royal palace of the Kachwahas from c. 1600-1727 En-route to Amber Fort, you will have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal the Palace of Winds. Afternoon:visit to the Maharajas City Palace An imposing blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture, visit Jantar Mantar This UNESCO world heritage site is the largest of five astronomical observatories build by Maharaja Jai Singh during the period 1727-1734 in north India. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel. Leave for Agra by surface en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO world heritage site. Built in the the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for about 10 years. Then it was abandoned for reasons that are still something of a mystery. It includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid? Later drive to AgraAgra - Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, North western India. Agra can also refer to the administrative district that has its headquarters in Agra city. It is a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the T?j Mahal and Agra Fort.Arrive Agra and Check in at Hotel.? Overnight at Hotel
Breakfast at Hotel. Full day sightseeing of AgravisitingTaj Mahal The Taj Mahal is an immense mausoleum of white marble, built between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife. Taj Mahal means Crown Palace; one of the wifes names was Mumtaz Mahal, Ornament of the Palace. The Taj is one of the most well preserved and architecturally beautiful tombs in the world, one of the masterpieces of Indian Muslim architecture, and one of the great sites of the worlds heritage (Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday)& Visit Agra Fort (UNESCO World Heritage Site) This fort was taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. Evening at leisure for personal activities. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel Leave for Delhi by surface (Agra?Delhi220 Kms. / 4 Hrs) Arrive Delhi and transfer to Airport to board the Flight for Varanasi (By Flight 6E 714: 1310/1430 Hrs) Meeting assistance on arrival and transfer to Hotel. Later Explore City with walk & Rickshaw Ride: Varanasi are just as famous as its temples and the city of winding alleys with bustling markets, each specialising in something. Fabrics, metalware, milk products, snacks, sweetmeats, handicrafts, wedding decorations, temple paraphranelia, bangles ? Varanasi has it all. The bazaars are at their colourful best in the evening and best explored on foot and by cycle-rickshaw. The best way to end an evening in Varanasi is at Dasashwamedh Ghat, where you can witness Aarti ceremony on the Ganges River The riverside ghats and temples are lit with oil-lamps and candles and devotees float oil lamps in the water as an offering to the holy river creating a magical ambienc at River Ganges.? Overnight at Hotel
Early morning boats ride on the river Ganges -to see the bathing ghats and cremation sites visit Viswanath temple also known as the Golden Temple, due to its gold plated towers. Return to Hotel for Breakfast. Morning: visit Sarnath: the prime Buddhist center all across the world. Located 13 km north east of Varanasi, Sarnath is a deer park where Gautama Buddha after achieving enlightenment in Bodhgaya, imparted first teachings of dharma. Also, through the enlightenment of Kondanna, Buddhist Sangha came into existence at this park only. Gautama Buddha came here to teach his former five companions Dharma and thus Sarnath is regarded as the place where Buddhism found its roots, the native land of this art of life!
Breakfast at Hotel Day at liesure? Transfer to Airport. Arrive Delhi remain in transit to board flight for onward journey or back home.