Begin by touring Old and New Delhi before visiting Jaipur and exploring the Amber Fort and the City Palace. Take a fascinating walking tour of the old city and then depart for Agra, en route visiting the deserted red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri. See the majestic Taj Mahal and historic Agra Fort and then drive to the historic city of Lucknow. Notable for its food and British Raj era design, take in the sites of Lucknow with your guide and then travel by train to the eternal city of Varanasi. Enjoy an insightful sunrise boat ride on the River Ganges and wander the maze of alleys nearby the ghats as you complete your tour in one of the world’s seven holiest cities.
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Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met at the airport for private transportation to the hotel for check-in. The balance of the day is free at your leisure.
Take a full day guided tour of Old & New Delhi. Highlights include a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi’s narrow alleys and bustling streets, the Jama Masjid, a Sikh Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate and much more.
After a leisurely morning, depart by road to the city of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan Province.
After an early breakfast, start on an excursion to Amber Fort. The Fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake and once you are on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls. Return to the city and take a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), visit the City Palace, and then take a walk through the old city and bazaar.
Depart Jaipur for Agra, en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On arrival in Agra, visit the Agra Fort, the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations.
This morning, visit the Taj Mahal at dawn to see the sunrise over this impressive monument. Tour the site with your guide and take some time at leisure before returning to the hotel for breakfast followed by your drive to the city of Lucknow where you will check-in for your two night stay.
Take a city tour of this impressive city. Visit ‘British Lucknow’, see the Lucknow Residency, visit the Bara Imambara monument, the Asfi Mosque, and the historic Clock Tower.
This morning, you’ll travel by train to the eternal city of Varanasi. In the evening, watch the Aarti ceremony on the ghats of the River Ganges.
Discover India’s spirituality from another perspective by taking an unforgettable sunrise boat ride on the Ganges, floating past ghats as worshippers begin to appear on the banks. Visit some of the other important sites in the city with your guide. Dotted with temples, the city's principle shrine is the Vishwanath temple, dedicated to Shiva. Return to your hotel for breakfast and some time at your leisure. In the afternoon take a guided excursion to the Buddhist city of Sarnath, just outside Varanasi. The place Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon, Sarnath is as holy to the Buddhists as Varanasi is to the Hindus. Explore the ruins of a once flourishing Buddhist monastery and look around a museum with an interesting collection of Buddhist art and sculpture.
Meet at the hotel at the appointed time and transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi. Tour concludes on arrival in Delhi.
Day 4: Discover Jaipur's Amber Fort.
Day 8: See the fascinating aarti ceremony performed on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi.
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