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North India Cultural Heritage Tour

Heritage & Culture

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Highlights

  • Explore Delhi's rich history with visits to iconic landmarks and bustling markets.
  • Witness the spiritual aura of Varanasi, attending Aarti on the Ganges River.
  • Immerse in Bodh Gaya's Buddhist heritage, including Mahabodhi Temple and sacred sites.
  • Encounter the grandeur of Agra's Taj Mahal and Jaipur's majestic forts and palaces.
  • Marvel at Jaipur's royal charm with visits to City Palace, Amer Fort, and Jantar Mantar.

Itinerary

On the day of arrival at the New Delhi airport, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city's bustling streets or wander its wide tree-lined boulevards to get your first taste of India. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Begin your day with breakfast before embarking on a comprehensive day tour of Delhi, the historic capital dating back to the 6th century BC. Commence your exploration at Rajghat, the memorial marking Mahatma Gandhi's cremation in 1948. Visit the grand Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. Experience the vibrant chaos of Chandni Chowk with a rickshaw ride through its bustling markets. Drive through the architectural marvels of Lutyen's Delhi, passing the President House and India Gate. Explore the exquisite Humayun's Tomb, commissioned by Humayun's wife in 1562, and later, witness the towering Qutab Minar, the world's tallest brick minaret commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak. Conclude the day with an overnight stay at the hotel.

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then our representative will escort you to New Delhi airport for your flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi airport, our representative will greet you and transfer you to the hotel. Take time to rest and relax before venturing out to explore Varanasi. Visit the city's numerous ghats, sacred temples, and the vibrant local market. Unwind with an overnight stay at the hotel.

Begin your day with an early morning boat ride on the sacred Ganges, followed by a visit to Akhara to witness traditional martial arts. Explore Varanasi further with a morning city tour, strolling through sacred ghats. Visit the revered Kashi Vishwanath (Golden Temple) and Bharat Mata Mandir, a humble temple dedicated to 'Mother India.' Continue to Sarnath, a significant Buddhist site, where you can explore the Dhamekha Stupa, the Archaeological Museum, and the Chaukhandi Stupa. Conclude your day by attending the mesmerizing evening aarti on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi. Retire for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Following breakfast at the hotel, embark on a journey to Bodh Gaya, a crucial Buddhist pilgrimage site where the Buddha achieved enlightenment beneath a sacred Bodhi Tree. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and then proceed to explore Mahabodhi Temple, a sacred place for Buddhists in Bodh Gaya, and the revered Mahabodhi Tree where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Continue your exploration with visits to Sujata Village, the Niranajana River, and various monasteries. Conclude the day with an overnight stay at the hotel.

On Day 6, the exploration unfolds with a morning visit to Bodhgaya's Mahabodhi Temple and the revered Mahabodhi Tree, immersing in the spiritual aura where Buddha attained enlightenment. Embark on an enlightening excursion to Nalanda, discovering the ancient ruins of the Nalanda University, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Rajgir, where Gridhkuta Peak awaits exploration, echoing with the sermons of Lord Buddha. Delve into the historical significance of Venuvanaram and Bimbisara Prison before revisiting Nalanda's ancient university ruins. The day concludes with a return to Bodhgaya for a peaceful overnight stay

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Gaya International Airport to board a flight to New Delhi. Upon arrival at New Delhi airport, our local representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel for overnight stay.

After breakfast, journey towards Agra, renowned as the City of the Taj Mahal. Upon reaching Agra, check in at your hotel and unwind. Later, explore the architectural marvels of Itmad-ud-Daulah and Agra Fort. Enjoy a leisurely evening, allowing time for shopping exquisite handicrafts as souvenirs from Agra's vibrant markets. Conclude the day with a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

In the early morning, just before sunrise, our tour guide will fetch you from your hotel for a guided exploration of the enchanting Taj Mahal and Mehtab Bagh. Following this memorable experience, return to the hotel for a delightful breakfast. Afterward, set out for Jaipur, making a stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by Akbar in the late 16th century. Upon completing the sightseeing at Fatehpur Sikri, continue the journey to Jaipur. On arrival, check in at the hotel, and the rest of the day is at your leisure. In the evening, take a leisurely stroll through the captivating market of Jaipur, where the historical charm of the pink city unfolds. Conclude the day with an overnight stay at the hotel.

Following breakfast at the hotel, embark on a comprehensive full-day guided tour of Jaipur. Commence your sightseeing with the iconic Rajasthan attraction, the "Amber Fort and Palace," a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by Raja Man Singh in 1592, showcasing a splendid blend of red sandstone and marble. This magnificent fort encompasses an extensive palace complex, divided into multiple sections, perched atop a easily scalable mountain near the scenic Maota Lake. Its majestic appearance and strategic location make it a truly remarkable destination. Following the Amber Fort, explore other notable landmarks such as Jal Mahal (Water Palace), City Palace, Jantar Mantar, The Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Albert Hall Museum, and Birla Mandir. Conclude the day with an overnight stay at the hotel.

Post breakfast, depart for Delhi. Upon reaching Delhi, check in at the hotel. Enjoy leisure time or engage in personal activities. Conclude the day with an overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to the New Delhi Airport for onward destination.

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Good To Know

Payment Terms

A deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior tour starting date. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash.

Cancellation

No additional cancellation fees apply for this tour. You can cancel the tour prior tour starting date and avoid paying the full amount, but the deposit you have paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within of tour starting date.

VISA

It is the sole responsibility of each individual traveller to get the required visa(s) for this tour, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with the Embassy of India in your home country.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Travel is one of those things that naturally gives rise to queries, concerns and doubts, so we’re here to put your mind at ease. Various "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" on your travel to India will be covered into the document, kindly go through the same. If there are any other questions, that are not mentioned in FAQ, then please feel free to contact us, it would be our pleasure to assist you.


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On arrival at New Delhi Airport, India, our local representative will be there at the airport holding a placard of your name for identification. We shall also provide you list of emergency 24 hours contact numbers for any emergency.

Although tipping in India is not compulsory, doing so is a nice gesture. In some circumstances, a small tip is expected. The rules of etiquette for gratuity in India are a little muddled as a colonial past, tourism, and cultural influences clash. We do recommend tipping at various instances, but tip higher only when you are very happy with the service. Tip can given after completion of the services from 5$, 10$ or more as per your choice and depending on how much satisfied & happy you are with the service provider.

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USD 1,000

Duration
12 Days
Destinations
New Delhi, Sarnath New Delhi, Sarnath, Varanasi, Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur +7 more
Starts/Ends In
New Delhi / New Delhi
Age Range
1 - 80 Years Old
Duration: Days
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