Start and end in New Delhi! With the sightseeing tour North India Highlights (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Varanasi), you have a 9 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 3 other destinations in India. North India Highlights (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Varanasi) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, meals, transport and more.
Welcome to the historic city of India. Once you arrive in Delhi you will be transferred to the hotel. At 6 pm, come down to the hotel lobby where a welcome meeting will take place. In this meeting, you will not only meet your tour coordinator but also fellow travellers. This is a great chance to hang out with your tour group and make new friends.? The rest of the evening free and you can do as you please. You can head out and see this historic city come alive at night or head to one of the many popular restaurants in Delhi.? Overnight stay at Delhi.? Start point Airport , City Center Hotel, New Delhi, Delhi, India
After a delicious hot breakfast, your tour coordinator will escort you to the cultural and historical hub of the city. From here the guided walking tour of Old Delhi will commence. First, to add some contrast, you will see the plush new metro that adds a bit of modernity, or you can take the traditional route and get onto a rickshaw and go through the narrow streets of the famous Chandi Chowk.? After that, we will head on to the holy Jama Masjid, which is Delhi?s oldest mosque. This lovely and historic mosque radiates spiritual aura. After that, you will be taken to Sheeshganj Gurudwara(Sikh Temple) where you can learn about the Sikh religion. The rest of the day is at your leisure and you can seize this opportunity by exploring more of Delhi. You can visit Humayun?s Town which is a Mughal Masterpiece, or you can take a walk past the alluring and historic Red Fort.
Today we will be bidding adieu to Delhi and heading towards the wonderful Agra. Agra is famous for its iconic monument called the Taj Mahal. This Mughal marvel was also once the seven wonders of the world.? You will board the train from the Delhi station and head off for a scenic journey to the city of Agra.? Once in Agra hop onto a rickshaw, and enjoy your rickshaw tour. Unearth this historic town as the rickshaw zips through some of the narrowest lanes that you will ever come across.? After this, we will visit the immortal and ethereally beautiful Taj Mahal. After learning about the Mughal architecture and admiring the beauty of this monument, you will be taken to Agra Fort. This mighty Fort made with red sandstone is a revelation. There are so much history and culture packed into his Fort that you will be able to imagine the era of the Mughal rule.? You can enjoy the rest of the day the way you please, but if you can then do visit ?Sheroes Cafe, which employs women who have been injured due to acid attacks.? Overnight stay at Agra
Today we will head over to the Pink City- Jaipur. Nestled in the heritage state of Rajasthan, this town is filled to the top with palatial forts and regal palaces.? Today you will be taken to Jaipur by a private vehicle. The moment you enter you will get the reason behind the name- Pink City. Every monument of the old part of Jaipur is coloured in a little tinge of pink, and it looks stunning. You will gel as you have travelled back to the era of the kings and queens.? After checking in to the hotel, we will commence our walking tour. Try your best to navigate the overwhelming crowd, and listen to the many stories that your guide tells you. Peak into the ever noisy bazaars and marvel at the colourful clothes, ethnic clothes and radiantly coloured showpieces. You can also make a quick stop at the famous Hawa Mahal. You will have the choice to visit the famous Jantar Mantar, which has a collection of tools invented in those times to track the stars and tell the time.? In the evening dive into the culture of India and watch a fun-filled Bollywood film at the stunning Raj Mandir.
Today wake up early in the morning and head out for a once in a lifetime opportunity of riding in a hot air balloon over the beautiful horizon of Jaipur. As the sun just breaks into the sky, the entire city is covered in a gentle glow and everything is silent.? After enjoying this sensational ride, walk over to the Aravalli Hills, and reach the awe-inspiring Amber Fort. This Fort will take you back to the era of the Royals and allow you to peak into their lives. Marvel at the articulately decorated rooms and the elaborate murals that are painted in every room. The Rajput architecture is at its finest here. Make sure you see the Mirror room, which is covered top to bottom in mirrors.? The evening is at your leisure and you can explore Jaipur at night as the yellow lights start to glow.? Note: The hot air balloon tour is an option, please check the important note sections of your trip notes for more information.
Today you will be taken to Varanasi by flight. Arrive at the airport in the morning and hop onto the plane to enjoy a small ride to the holy city of Varanasi. This place is known to the ultimate pilgrimage spot for the Hindus. Filled with small shrines and big temples, this place is the true representation of India. Try and navigate the narrow lanes that only lead to a labyrinth of lanes, or just sit idly at the Ghats as the smell of the incense sticks fills the air with a lovely aroma.? You must witness the evening Aarti, as the entire town comes to the Ghat to pray every evening. This ceremony reverberates a strange devotion and you too will find yourself swaying with the tunes of the Aarti.? Overnight at Varanasi.
The true essence of Varanasi can only be felt early in the morning. So today we start early in the morning with a refreshing and idyllic sunrise boat ride over the holy river- Ganga. As your boat sails through the calm waters of the river, the first break of dawn starts lighting up the various temples and Ghats. The entire place is quiet and people go about their daily life.? You can choose to travel to the iconic city of Sarnath, which is a popular Buddhist pilgrimage centre. This is the very place where Buddha preached and recited his sermons.? You can also alternatively visit and explore Varanasi. Head over to the local markets and buy some brilliant silk. You can learn a lot by just wondering the streets of this crowded city. You can also witness pilgrims dipping into the cold waters of Ganga to perform certain rituals and traditions. There is never a dull moment in this town and the more you explore you the more this city will unfold.
Today morning, have some breakfast and head out to soak up your final hours in Varanasi. Once you have visited all the bazaars and ghats of Varanasi, head to the airport and return to Delhi.? Today explore the new part of Delhi. Head over to the popular Connaught Place, which is the perfect place to shop till you drop. The best way to spend the evening is by sharing a hearty dinner with your tour group and reliving the stories and memories that you have gathered for these few days.
Today is the day that you finally depart from Delhi after enjoying one last breakfast at the hotel. Head over to the airport and say farewell to this wonderful city.? If you do wish to stay longer in this city then get in touch with the tour coordinator and we would be happy to help you another accommodation. We would also recommend you to head over to the famous Hauz Khas Village, which is the perfect place to enjoy some drinks and relish the urbane chic culture.? End point Airport, city center hotel , New Delhi, Delhi, India