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11 Day Taj, Temples & the Sacred Ganges

11 Day Taj, Temples & the Sacred Ganges

India

from £849pp per person sharing

    Day 1: Arrive Delhi

    • Arrive in Delhi to be transferred to your hotel ahead of a two night stay in India’s capital city. The remainder of the day is spent at leisure allowing you to gain your first taste of the country in a city that combines ancient temples and buildings alongside its more modern architecture and landmarks

    Day 2: Delhi

    • Spend a full day exploring one of the largest cities in the world on a sightseeing tour, starting out in Old Delhi, the walled city that is still seen as the symbolic heart of the sprawling metropolis that now surrounds it. While there, you’ll see the largest mosque in Asia, Jama Masjid, and the Raj Ghat memorial to Mahatma Ghandi. The afternoon is then spent exploring the sights of New Delhi, such as the famous tour and ruins found in the Qutub complex

    Day 3: Delhi – Jaipur

    • Leave the capital behind to journey to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll have your first opportunity to explore the ‘Pink City’, so called because of the colour of the stone used in the construction of many of the buildings

    Day 4: Jaipur

    • After your initial exploration, enjoy a full day seeing the sights around Jaipur including to admire the fine collection of artwork and the Jaipur Observatory. You’ll also travel just outside the city to visit the Amber Fort, built back in the 1590s overlooking Maota visits to the Palace of the Winds, the impressive City Palace Museum Lake. While there, you’ll have the option of a jeep ride along the ramparts of can climb onto the back of an elephant to gain a unique view of the ancient monument.

    Day 5: Jaipur - Agra

    • Hit the road for the journey to Agra, stopping off en-route to view the astonishing beauty of after being completed, partly because of the lack of water available for its inhabitants. What remains now is regarded as one of the best preserved examples of Mughal architecture the empty city of Fatehpur Sikri. Built in the late 1500s, the city was abandoned shortly

    Day 6: Agra

    • Explore the area around Agra, including a morning visit to the Agra Fort, an impressive sandstone citadel located on a hill top overlooking the city. The day will also see you visit one of India’s most famous monuments, the Taj Mahal, built under orders of emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal

    Day 7: Agra – Khajuraho

    • Head for the station after breakfast to join the express train to Jhansi, where you’ll then hit the road to the town of Khajuraho, stopping off to admire the temples and palaces to be found at the town of Ocha on the way.

    Day 8: Khajuraho – Varanasi

    • The day starts with a tour of the impressive temples to be found in the area around Khajuraho, which include images of the Kama Sutra. You’ll take a flight to Varanasi to visit the Buddhist pilgrimage site at Sarnath as well as the location where Buddha delivered his first sermon. The highlight of the day however will come in the evening, as you watch a traditional Hindu aarti ceremony on the steps that lead down to the Ganges River

    Day 9: Varanasi

    • Observe the morning ritual of Hindus making their early morning offerings as you take a boat trip along the Ganges, a river considered sacred to those who practice Hinduism. As part of the trip, you’ll visit a number of temples, including the sacred shrine of Kashi-Vishwanath before the remainder of the day is free for you to spend at leisure

    Day 10: Varanasi – Delhi

    • Leave Varanasi to return by air to Delhi, with more free time in the city to explore the sights

    Day 11: Depart Delhi

      Head for the airport for the return flight home

      Package includes
    • Traditional Indian welcome and meet and greet upon arrival at the airport.
    • Accommodation on 01 Double Room for 05 hotel overnights.
    • Check-in is 1200 hours and check –out is at 1200 noon.
    • Rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk.
    • 01 Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
    • 01 Tonga ride at Taj Mahal in Agra.
    • 02 Round of Jeep Safari into Ranthambhore National Park by Jeep in sharing basis.
    • 02 Toy Train Tickets from Kalka to Shimla.
    • Early check-in / late check-out are requested, where required, but cannot be guaranteed.
    • Services of qualified English speaking local guide for sightseeing at Delhi, Jaipur & Agra as per the itinerary Daily Breakfast at Hotel.
    • All transfer sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary in exclusive chauffeur driven air conditioned car.
    • 01 bottle of Mineral Water for each during the tour All currently applicable taxes.

    • Package excludes
    • Any International airfare to/ from India including International airport tax.
    • Any internal airfare.
    • Meals not specified.
    • Any Entrances of Monuments.
    • Camera fee wherever levied.
    • Any increase in entrances and rail fares as per Government notifications in future.
    • Any supplement resulting from change in the itinerary due rescheduling or cancellation of flights/trains that are quoted for, political disturbances, natural phenomenon etc.
    • Any additional taxes levied by the Government of India on the tourism sector in future.
    • Any expenses of personal nature such as hard / soft drinks, laundry, phone / fax calls, tips etc.
    • Any item not mentioned in the quote includes section

    • Trip Highlights
    • Visit and see the old charm of Delhi.
    • Chandni Chowk rickshaw ride and local bazaar for shopping.
    • Tiger safari in Ranthambore.
    • Tonga Ride Taj Mahal.
    • Toy train experience.
    • Visit the most famous site in India with a trip to the Taj Mahal Admire the stunning Agra Fort.
    • Marvel at the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri.
    • Ride on elephant back at the Amber Fort.
    • Tour the Pink City with time to explore Jaipur.

    • Terms & Conditions
    • Prices are based per 2 travellers, excluding tipping and entrance fees and are subject to availability and exchange rates.
    • Visas may be necessary and an adequate travel insurance is suggested.
    • Single supplements may apply.
    • Non-refundable and non-changeable once booked.
    • Minimum deposit required at the time of booking.


    • Offer can be removed at any time.

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