Cultural Delights of North India

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Every traveler has dreams to visit India. In 10 days, explore the rich and historic architectural styles shown to you in cities such as Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra, Delhi, Jaipur. As you may know, any region of India is full of heritage sites speaking volumes about the life and culture of its people. North India is no different.

The rich and historical background of cites like Khajuraho, Agra, Delhi, Jaipur and other cities is an important element of any cultural tour of the country.

It may be a good idea to take this tour during festivals for this is the time that one actually learns more about the life and culture of various communities.

At a glance

Day 1 Welcome to India. Land in Delhi and transfer to hotel
Day 2 Delhi to Varanasi ( Flight)
Day 3 Morning Ganges River boat ride and walking tour
Day 4 Varanasi to Khajuraho ( Flight). Afternoon Temple tour
Day 5 Travel to Jhansi and onwards to Agra by train 
Day 6 Visit the famous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort 
Day 7 Stop at Fatehpur Sikri before  reaching Jaipur
Day 8 Jaipur city tour and Amber Fort on elephant back
Day 9 Return to Delhi
Day 10 Morning city tour and transfer to Delhi Airport

 

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Every traveler has dreams to visit India. In 10 days, explore the rich and historic architectural styles shown to you in cities such as Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra, Delhi, Jaipur. As you may know, any region of India is full of heritage sites speaking volumes about the life and culture of its people. North India is no different.

Right through the ages, Hiuen Tsang, Vasco Da Gama and a host of other explorers have considered it to be the ultimate goal of travel.  Now it is your turn to see India sacred and mystic cities.
India remains one of the most intriguing places on the planet.

Tour Highlights

With this tour explore every stretch of the north. Start in Varanasi, the spiritual center on the banks of the Ganges River. Discover Khajuraho with some of the finest Art temples in the world followed by the vibrant streets of Delhi. We crystalize North India’s charms during this tour from the deep eventful banks of the Ganges to the scenic jewels of Rajasthan. And in between, there is a multitude of pleasures and sights and sounds that will quicken your soul.


Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Delhi

  • You will be met and assisted; through the airport upon your arrival and then transferred to your hotel.
  • Check-in at your hotel.
  • Overnight at your hotel in Delhi.
Day 2

Varanasi (B)

  • After breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi airport for your onward flight to Varanasi.
  • You will be met and assisted; through the airport upon your arrival and then transferred to your hotel.
  • Overnight at your hotel in Varanasi.
Day 3

Varanasi (B)

  • We enjoy an early morning boat ride on the holy Ganges river (1;5 hours) Over three miles in length; steps lead down from a steep bank to the sacred river.
  • The time to see the ghats is early dawn when out of the morning mist; forms descend the steps; their numbers increasing by the minute until a solemn silent multitude; lit by the sun’s first rays; moves in the same direction to immerse itself in the holy stream and to salute the sun.
  • These rituals remind one of the nature worship prevalent in India during the Aryan age; 3;000 years ago.
  • The ghats extend to almost four miles of riverbank.
  • During this particular sightseeing tour, no monuments are visited.
  • See the Bathing Ghats and Cremation Ghats.
  • The Gyanvapi Mosque built in the 17th century when the fanatical Emperor Aurangazeb pulled down the original Vishwanath Golden Temple and on its site raised a mosque.
  • After the boat ride, visit the Golden Temple and walk through the narrow lanes of Varanasi.
  • Afternoon tour to Sarnath – 10 kms. from Varanasi – (3 hours) The Buddha preached his first sermon to five disciples at the Deer Park here; enshrining the principals of his teaching into laws.
  • The Dhamek Stupa marks the location of a once resplendent monastery. A large complex of ruined monasteries covers the area north of the stupas. Some of the buildings belong to the Kushan and Gupta period.
  • The first monk communities probably settled here in the 3rd century BC.
  • Near the Dhamek Stupa is a new monastery built by the Buddhist Mahabodhi Society. The major events of Buddha’s life are depicted here in wall paintings by a Japanese artist.
  • Sarnath has an interesting archaeological museum which has preserved the famous Sarnath pillar whose capital forms India’s national emblem.
  • Visit the Dhamekh Stupa and Mulgandkuti Vihar.
  • After the tour return to your hotel.
  • Overnight at your hotel in Varanasi.

Inclusions

  • Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative 
  • Sightseeing tours and intercity transfers as per itinerary in AC vehicle
  • 9 Nights’ Accommodation (3*- 4*- 5*) in a double room sharing
  • Meals: as mentioned 
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Jaipur offers sightseeing tour with an elephant ride/jeep ride

Exclusions

  • International/Domestic flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
  • Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
  • Travel insurance
  • India visa fee
  • Tips
  • Entrance fees
  • Services not stated in the itinerary

Validity

  • Rate valid for travel between 01 APR and 30 SEP 2018
  • Seasonal supplements may be applicable