Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond with Varanasi - 13 Nights Discovery

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Start and end in New Delhi! With the discovery tour Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond with Varanasi, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 5 other destinations in India. Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond with Varanasi includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

Itinerary

  • ARRIVE IN DELHI, INDIA

    Welcome to India?s capital city! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

  • DELHI

    Today?s sightseeing starts with an orientation drive to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Afterward, take a RICKSHAW RIDE through Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar. Here, ancient alleyways are lined with quaint shops selling all sorts of goods and souvenirs?from silver and saris to spices and electronics. After lunch in a local restaurant, visit QUTUB MINAR, the world?s tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a lavish welcome dinner that includes a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and talk on Indian cuisine with a local chef. (B,L,D)

  • DELHI?AGRA

    This morning, visit HUMAYUN?S TOMB and GURUDWARA BANGLA SAHIB, Delhi?s largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship). After lunch, drive to Agra and settle in for the evening. (B,L)

  • AGRA

    Start your day with a sunrise visit to the incomparable TAJ MAHAL, an extravagant marble monument to love. Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan built it as a memorial to his beloved wife, who died during childbirth. Later, travel to AGRA FORT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by the Moghul Emperor Akbar. This impressive fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces. (B)

  • AGRA?FATEHPUR SIKRI?RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

    Today, stop at FATEHPUR SIKRI (the City of Victory), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century it was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years before it was completely abandoned due to the lack of adequate water. After lunch in Bharatpur, board a TRAIN bound for RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK, one of the best places in India to spot the elusive Bengal tiger! (B,L,D)

  • RANTHAMBORE

    Today, explore the park on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES in an open-air safari vehicle. In addition to Bengal tigers, the park is home to leopard, sambar deer, sloth bears, marsh crocodiles, striped hyena, and more. Between game drives, enjoy free time to relax. (B,L,D)

  • RANTHAMBORE?JAIPUR

    Rise early this morning for one last GAME DRIVE in this magical land. Then, travel to Jaipur. In 1876, the city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, and it has been known as the Pink City ever since. Tonight, enjoy a HOME-HOSTED DINNER with an Indian noble family, followed by a SARI- and TURBAN-TYING demonstration. (B,D)

  • JAIPUR

    Today, visit the amazing AMBER FORT, built entirely of white marble and red sandstone. Tour the interior with its intricate mosaics, carvings, paintings, and mirror works. This afternoon, visit the CITY PALACE and the adjoining MUSEUM, which houses a collection of rare manuscripts. Also, stop at JANTAR MANTAR and the famous HAWA MAHAL (Palace of the Winds). Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner to celebrate your journey through India. (B,D)

  • JAIPUR?DELHI

    Fly back to Delhi. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

  • : DELHI?VARANASI

    Today, fly to Varanasi, the holiest of Hindu pilgrim cities, situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges River. Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in. (B)

  • : VARANASI

    Around dawn, board a BOAT and watch a striking religious ritual?the Hindus? devotional bathing in the Ganges. Observe hundreds of pilgrims gathered at the river?s edge, some practicing yoga, others meditating, and still others bathing fully clothed. Return to your hotel for breakfast and some free time. This evening, your GUIDED SIGHTSEEING witnesses the GANGA AARTI (spiritual worship) on the ghats (steps) leading down to the Ganges. (B)

  • : VARANASI?DELHI

    Enjoy the morning at leisure before flying back to Delhi. (B)

  • : DELHI

    Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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

Exclusion

  • Anything not mentioned under ‘Package Inclusions??:tm:
  • 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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