Start and end in New Delhi! With the in-depth cultural tour Special Ladies Group , you have a 14 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 6 other destinations in India. Special Ladies Group includes accommodation as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport.
In and around New DelhiOn arrival at International airport you will be met by Breathtakers Tours representative and then transferred to Hotel with assistance.? Overnight in Delhi.?Start point You will be met at arrival hall of International airport and transferred to Hotel with assistance, Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), Airport Rd, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Post breakfast proceed for the city tour of Delhi.? Start your day with visit of visit to Old Delhi previously known as Shahjahanabad. Take a cycle rickshaw through the chaotic, noisy and bustling markets of Chandni Chowk, where trading continues in the maze of shops as it has done over the Centuries. Stop at the magnificent Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India and the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jehan. Afternoon visit to one of the most inspirational monuments of Delhi, Humayun?s Tomb. The earliest great example of a Mughal garden tomb and the forerunner to the ornate Mughal style of architecture later perfected in the Taj Mahal, Humayun?s Tomb was built in 1565 by a Persian architect. Surrounded by well maintained gardens it is a wonderfully atmospheric place to visit. End your day with visit to Bangla Shahib (Sikh Temple). Overnight in Delhi
Today you will be transferred to Delhi Domestic airport with assistance to board your flight for Varanasi.? Upon arrival at Varanasi airport, you will be met by a Breathtakers Tours representative and will be transferred to the hotel. Regarded as the spiritual capital of India, the city draws Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the Ganges River?s sacred waters and perform funeral rites. Along the citys winding streets are some 2,000 temples, including Kashi Vishwanath, dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. At the confluence of two tributaries of the Ganges River, Varanasi is a city of many names, bearing a history of over 3000 years, and had reached its zenith as a center of religion and learning in the 7th century BC. A city steeped in spiritual sanctity and knowledge, which three great world religions ? Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism, acknowledge as a place of homage. Evening enjoy the Aarti ceremony on the ghats of river Ganges. Overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.
Early morning head to river Ganges for boat ride. You will be in the perfect spot to watch the colorful Ghats slowly come to life, as pilgrims begin to bathe themselves in the holy river. Walk through the narrow lanes of Varanasi to see life around the riverside. Afterwards return back to hotel for breakfast. This morning start the sightseeing of Varanasi covering Vishwanath temple, Bharat Mata temple, Banaras Hindu University, Afterwards proceed an excursion to Sarnath, the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples. Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his message of the middle way to nirvana after he achieved enlightenment at Bodhgaya, and gave his famous first sermon here. In the 3rd century BC, Emperor Ashoka had magnificent stupas and monasteries erected here, as well as an engraved pillar. Here explore Buddha temples, Dhamekha stupa, Chaukhandi stupa and the archaeological museum.? Overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.
Today you ?will be transferred to airport to board your flight for Agra.? Agra, a city whose origins can be traced back to the days of the Mahabharata (the epic poem of Great India). Agra, part of the Delhi Sultanate was captured by a Persian-Turkic emperor, made into a capital and later gained prominence under Mughal emperors like Akbar, Jehangir and Shahjahan. Afternoon proceed for the visit of Agra Fort - one of the most important and robustly built stronghold of the Mughals, embellished with a number of richly decorated buildings ? the Agra Fort. Let our guide tell you the rich, evocative Mughal history of Agra Fort, where emperors like Babar, Humayun, Akbar, among other historic characters take centrestage. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.
Early morning visit Taj Mahal for during sunrise. Taj Mahal ? the magnificent mausoleum, which the emperor Shahjahan had built for his queen, Mumtaz and India?s own jewel in the list of 7 Wonders of the Modern World. Let our storyteller guide weave tales of Agra and the mausoleum, as also the romance between Shahjahan and Mumtaz. Return to hotel for breakfast. Post breakfast drive to Ranthambore.? Dinner at Hotel Overnight stay at hotel in Ranthambore
Morning proceed for the safari at Ranthambore National park to experience wildlife. If you get lucky you might encounter Royal Bengal Tiger, the park is reowned to have largest number of Royal Bengal Tiger population in India. Return to Hotel for Breakfast.? Post breakfast drive to Jaipur.? Jaipur, or the City of Victory, was founded in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and is a well-planned city of magnificent palaces and building. Built from rose-colored terra cotta, it has given it the name Pink City. Nowadays the Capital of Rajasthan with a population of over 1 million, it is a city full of contrasts with bazaars teeming with turbaned elders and jean clad youngsters to camels, horses and a multitude of vehicles. Jaipur?s focal point is the magnificent Hawa Mahal, otherwise known as the Palace of the Winds. Evening proceed for the cooking demo session with local family followed by Dinner.? Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Begin your day with a visit to Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the region prior to Jaipur, and located 11 km north of the City. Now a deserted complex crowning the crest of a hill with panoramic views, Amber Fort is extremely well preserved and a fascinating place to explore. The forts majestic ramparts follow the natural contours of the ridge and the palace is full of hidden gems ? the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of mirrors), Jas Mandir with its latticed windows and glass inlay work and Zenana.? Thereafter visit the opulent Maharajas City Palace which occupies the heart of Jai Singh II?s city and has been home to the City?s rulers for 200 years. A superb blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, the interiors of the Palace are lavishly furnished and decorated and the Museum houses a fabulous collection of textiles, art and crafts and arms.? Afterwards visit Jantar Mantar or Observatory was built by Jai Singh II, a keen astronomer, in 1728. End the day with visit to Hawa Mahal Palace also known as Palace of Winds. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
You will be transferred to Jaipur airport with assistance to board your flight for Mumbai.? On arrival at Mumbai airport you will be met and proceed for the city tour of Mumbai.? Mumbai is know as financial capital of India. Mumbai is perhaps one of the few cities in the world that symbolizes a mix of everything. It offers so much for a traveller that it might be as pleasurable for you to explore the city as it is disappointing ? because you can never cover all of it, not in just two days. For a real feel of the City of Dreams in the short time that you have at hand, you might want to get a glimpse of all its best facets, from the old-world yet vibrant appeal of South Bombay to the blend of chaos and glamour in the suburbs. Enjoy a day tour of the city visiting the British-built arch ?Gateway of India,? the Hanging Gardens and ?Dhobi Ghats, Marine Drive, Choupatty Beach and Crawford Market. Rest of time free for shopping. Overnight stay in Mumbai
In and around RishikeshToday proceed for Mumbai By Dawn - Mumbai by Dawn is a detour that pays homage to the people of Mumbai and venerates all those who go about their business obstinately with one purpose ? a better life. At the start of this detour you will find yourself at the clamorous and chaotic docks, where amidst understanding the life and times of the Koli fisher-folk (the original inhabitants of Mumbai), you will see the arrival and grading of 25 tonnes of fish. You will be right in the centre of all the action, as thousands of illiterate vendors sort out newspapers of 7 different languages, that too in the middle of the road. You will understand the logistics of the food distribution in the city as 100 tonnes of meat, fruits and vegetables enter the various markets.? Milkmen driving past with Milk canisters; delivery of freshly baked bread, to the melee of colour and fragrance at the flower market, all these bazaars add to the frenzy of Mumbai. Another highlight is the ?all herb mandi? spread across a popular bridge. Possibly the only market of its kind in the world, this green market has thousand vendors sitting atop a bridge selling various leafy vegetables. We end this detour with a walk across a cricket ground and learn about the game that has captured the hearts of a billion. All in all, we assure you, this cavalcade of life in the morning will show you the real spirit of Mumbai. Back to Hotel for Breakfast. Post breakfast you will be transferred to Mumbai airport to board your onward flight for Dehradun.? On arrival you will be met and transferred to Rishikesh.? Evening proceed for the Arti ceremony at Ganga ghat. Overnight stay at hotel in Rishikesh
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas along the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga River, Rishikesh (also called as Hrishikesh) is known for its adventure activities, ancient temples, popular cafes and as the "Yoga Capital of the World". Over the years, the tranquil town has become extremely popular as the top spiritual destination in the world, especially after the Beatles association with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi here in the late 60s. As it lies on the holy banks of river Ganga, Rishikesh has been a hub of Sadhus (saints) with numerous ashrams teaching spirituality, yoga, meditation and Ayurveda springing up, the most popular of which is the Beatles Ashram. Today start the sightseeing of Rishikesh and visit the following monuments: o Yoga Class o Beatle Ashram o Laxman Jhula o Valmiki Cave Overnight stay at hotel in Rishikesh.
Today after breakfast proceed for the excursion of Purkal youth Development Society.? Purkal Youth Development Society was founded by Mr. G.K. Swamy, is an NGO who works in the field of education for Poor children who cant afford good education due to limited sources of family income. This NGO works solely only funding. Today NGO is providing free education to nearly around 300 children along with free meal to them.? Enjoy your day with children on children?s day.? Overnight stay at hotel in Rishikesh
Today after breakfast proceed for the visit of Haridwar city.? On time transfer to Haridwar Junction to board your train for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi you will be transferred to Hotel with assistance. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
Today you will be transferred to Delhi International airport for your flight to onwards destinationEnd point You will transferred to International airport deparature gate number 5 for your onward destination flight. , Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), Airport Rd, New Delhi, Delhi, India