Do you need to escape from day to day life and want to discover completely new environments and landscapes? Do you like history, good food and are interested in new cultures? Very few places in the world, then, will satisfy your thirst for knowledge better than India and its beauties: this 10-day tour will take you through the Northern part of the country, starting and finishing in Delhi but letting you explore the main sites in Rajastan and Uttar Pradesh, the regions of ancient kings and their wonderful palaces. Have you always dreamt of seeing Taj Mahal in real life? Then prepare yourself for a chance to see it at sunrise, for a unique, unforgettable memory not even the sacred waters of the Ganges will wash away!
Welcome to India! Land in Delhi and meet our driver, who will take you to the hotel so you can rest after the flight and enjoy the rest of the day in the city as you wish.
Today, after breakfast, you will leave to Agra. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and freshen up: you will visit the famous Taj Mahal -the symbol of love, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. (Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays). Later, visit the Agra Fort, built by the great Emperor Akbar, and the tomb of Etimad-ud-Daula. The rest of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight at hotel in Agra.
Visit the Taj Mahal again, this time at sunrise (optional visit). After breakfast, you will head to the Pink City of Jaipur, stopping to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, and the Chand Baori, a stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri. Chand Baori consists of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories. It extends approximately for 30 m (100 ft) into the
ground, making it one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India. On arrival, check into your hotel and rest of the day is free at your leisure Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
This morning, after breakfast, you will visit the Amber Fort: nestled among Arawali Hills, it was built in 16th century by Raja Man Singh. Enjoy an elephant ride at Amber fort, then visit Jal Mahal (Water Palace) and Hawa Mahal -the Palace of the winds-, the most famous monument in Jaipur. In the afternoon, you will visit the museum and the city palace, designed by Jai Singh as a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, so fine it became one of the most important architectural landmarks in Jaipur. Walk to
the near Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory. The rest of the day is free at your leisure for resting or shopping. You can visit the local markets for some window shopping.
Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
This morning you will travel to the Blue City of Jodhpur. On arrival, check-in at your
hotel and enjoy this day as you most like. Overnight at hotel in Jodhpur.
This morning you will visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort visit Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. You will also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh in 1899, and the Umaid Public Museum. By afternoon you will be transferred to the holy city of Pushkar. On arrival check-in the hotel. In the evening enjoy camel safari in the outskirts of Pushkar. Overnight at hotel in Pushkar.
Today, visit The Brahama Temple: the only temple in India dedicated to Lord Brahma and Pushkar lake. Later, you will be transferred to Delhi to board your train to Varanasi. Overnight on the train.
Freshen up, take a breath at the hotel, and get ready to visit the Bharat Mata Temple, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University with its art gallery, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and Sarnath, the Buddhist city, where Buddha gave his first sermon. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple, and the museum. This evening, pay a visit to the Ganges to see the grand Ganges Aarti (Lamp Ceremony) on its banks. The rest of the day is free for you to spend as you wish. Overnight at hotel in Varanasi.
Early morning boat excursion on the river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation site. Watching people bathing and worshipping at the Ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India. Your driver will take you to your hotel upon arrival in Varanasi, and the rest of the schedule for the rest of day will be free.
Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Enjoy the whole day in New Delhi and wander around the city discovering its beauties. Overnight in Delhi.
This morning, after breakfast, you will be transferred back to Delhi International airport for
your flight back home.
Changes in the itinerary may incur. Organizers may modify the tour accordingly to weather conditions to ensure the safety of participants.
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