Indias Golden Triangle with Dubai, Southern India & Varanasi - 18 Nights Independent

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Start in Dubai and end in New Delhi! With the independent tour Indias Golden Triangle with Dubai, Southern India & Varanasi, you have a 18 day tour package taking you through Dubai, United Arab Emirates and 7 other destinations in Asia. Indias Golden Triangle with Dubai, Southern India & Varanasi includes accommodation as well as meals, transport.

Itinerary

  • ARRIVE IN DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    In and around DubaiWelcome to Dubai! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

  • DUBAI

    This morning, your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING begins with a WALKING TOUR through the narrow lanes of the historic Bastakiya Quarter. Next, explore the souks (markets), including the SPICE SOUK with its aromas of exotic spices, and the GOLD SOUK with its 220 glittering shop windows. Lastly, visit BURJ KHALIFA, the world?s tallest building. Here, ascend to the AT THE TOP observation deck on the 124th floor for spectacular views and a presentation on Dubai?s history. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

  • DUBAI

    Enjoy a full day at your leisure. Your Local Host will be happy to make suggestions on how to make the most of your time. (B)

  • DUBAI?MUMBAI, INDIA

    Fly to Mumbai, a multicultural metropolis with a colorful history. This vibrant city is now India?s premier seaport, center of culture and industry, and home to Bollywood. (B)

  • MUMBAI

    This morning?s PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR includes the GATEWAY OF INDIA, Mumbai?s most famous monument, which commemorates a visit by Queen Mary. Then, drive along Marine Drive, a seafront promenade, and see a traditional Dhobi Ghat (an open-air laundromat). You will also visit the HANGING GARDENS, MANI BHAVAN (former residence of Mahatma Gandhi), and the MUMBAI MUSEUM (closed Mondays). The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B,L)

  • MUMBAI?COCHIN

    Fly to Cochin. (B)

  • COCHIN

    Your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR starts with the Chinese Fishing Nets?the livelihood of many local fishermen?and a walk through the Jewish quarter. Next, visit the KERALA FOLKLORE MUSEUM which aims to preserve and educate people about the unique culture and heritage of South India. This afternoon, enjoy an unforgettable CRUISE on the backwaters of Kerala. Explore and witness local life along these serene waterways surrounded by lush palm trees and paddy fields. (B,L)

  • COCHIN?DELHI

    Fly to Delhi, India?s capital city. (B)

  • DELHI

    Your PRIVATE GUIDED 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. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B,L)

  • : DELHI?AGRA

    This morning, explore Delhi on a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR. Start at QUTUB MINAR, the world?s tallest brick minaret. Next, visit HUMAYUN?S TOMB and GURUDWARA BANGLA SAHIB, Delhi?s largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship). After lunch, drive to Agra, where much of the city?s impressive past is still evident in the majesty of her buildings. (B,L)

  • : AGRA

    Meet your Local Guide for a special PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR to the incomparable TAJ MAHAL at sunrise. This extravagant marble monument was built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, who died during childbirth. In the afternoon, a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR brings you to AGRA FORT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To add to this memorable experience, you?ll travel by tongas (horse carriage) during your visit. Built by Moghul Emperor Akbar, this impressive fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces. (B)NOTE:The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. In these instances, it will be visited in the morning on Day 12.

  • : AGRA?FATEHPUR SIKRI?JAIPUR

    Today, your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR includes a visit to FATEHPUR SIKRI (the City of Victory) and the KEOLADEO GHANA BIRD SANCTUARY, home to more than 370 species of birds. Continue on to Jaipur, known as the Pink City. (B,L)

  • : JAIPUR

    The highlight of today?s PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING is the amazing AMBER FORT. Later on, visit the CITY PALACE and the adjoining museum that houses a collection of rare manuscripts. Also, stop at the famous HAWA MAHAL (Palace of the Winds) and JANTAR MANTAR, and take a WALKING TOUR through a local market. (B,L)

  • : JAIPUR?DELHI

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

  • : DELHI?VARANASI

    Fly to Varanasi, the holiest of Hindu pilgrim cities, situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges River. This evening, your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING witnesses the GANGA AARTI (spiritual worship) on the ghats (steps) leading down to the Ganges. (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 afternoon, a PRIVATE GUIDED EXCURSION takes you to nearby SARNATH, the Cradle of Buddhism, where Buddha first spoke of his philosophy. (B)

  • : VARANASI?DELHI

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

  • : DELHI

    Your vacation 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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