The "Taj Temples and The Sacred Ganges Tour of India" is an enchanting journey through some of India's most iconic destinations. Throughout the tour, you will experience the rich culture, history, and spirituality of India, as you visit stunning temples, forts, and monuments, and explore the vibrant markets and streets of these fascinating cities.
Key Highlights of "Taj Temples and The Sacred Ganges Tour of India":
Experience Delhi, the National Capital of India, in existence since the 6th century BC.
Experience the historic city of Agra, and the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Uncover the rich history and vibrant culture of Jaipur, the Pink City, known for its iconic monuments, colorful bazaars and majestic palaces.
Experience Ayodhya, one of the holiest cities in India, steeped in Hindu religion and history.
Experience Sarnath, where Lord Buddha is said to have delivered his first sermon.
Experience Varanasi, among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, dating to 11th century B.C.
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.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full-day sightseeing of Delhi. The National Capital of India, Delhi has been in existence since the 6th century BC. Start your sightseeing from the Rajghat, the memorial where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Later, visit the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. Later, enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi. Afterwards, drive past President House, and India Gate in Edwin Lutyenâ€™s Delhi. Thereafter, visit Humayunâ€™s Tomb, built in 1562, commissioned by Humayunâ€™s wife Hamida Banu Begum. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Agra - the city of the Taj Mahal. Upon arrival at Agra, check in at your hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, and Agra Fort. The evening is free for shopping for handicrafts as souvenirs from the market of Agra. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early morning before sunrise our tour guide will pick you from your hotel and take you for a guided tour of the Taj Mahal and Mehtab Bagh. Later return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Jaipur. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Akbar in the late 16th century. After sightseeing at Fatehpur Sikri, proceed to Jaipur for an overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full day guided tour of Jaipur. Start you sightseeing with the iconic attraction of Rajasthan "Amber Fort and Palace", A UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Raja Man Singh in 1592 in red sandstone and marble. The magnificent fort comprises an extensive palace complex, divided into several sections. It stands on top of an easily scalable mountain, which is situated right next to the beautiful Maota Lake. The fort's majestic appearance and its geographical advantages make it a special place to visit. After Amber Fort, visit Jal Mahal (Water Palace), City Palace, Jantar Mantar, The Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds), Albert Hall Museum, and Birla Mandir. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Jaipur airport to board a flight to Lucknow. Upon arrival at Lucknow airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later visit Rumi Darwaza and Imambara in Lucknow. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfst at the hotel, leave for Ayodhya - the birth place of Shri Ram (Shri Ram Janam Bhumi). Upon arrival check-in at the hotel, later visit the holy Sarayu River - where thousands of pilgrims take a sacred bath. Later visit Shri Ram Janam Bhumi, the birthplace of Lord Rama, believed to be the seventh avatar of the Hindu deity Lord Vishnu. Later visit other important sites in Ayodhya including Hanuman Garhi Mandir, Kanak Bhawan, Dashrath Mahal, and Ram Katha Sangrahalay. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Varanasi. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later explore the city of Varanasi, visit various ghats, sacred temples and the local market of Varanasi. Later in the evening attend Aarti on the bank of River Ganges. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early in the morning, enjoy a boat ride on the River Ganges, followed by a visit to Akhara and see the traditional form of martial arts practiced there. Morning city tour of Varanasi, this includes a walk through the various sacred Ghats. Visit the sacred shrine of Kashi- Vishwanath (also known as the Golden Temple), and Bharat Mata Mandir, a simple temple dedicated to 'Mother India'. Later proceed to Sarnath, an important site for the Buddhists, visit the Dhamekha Stupa, the Archeological museum and the Chaukhandi Stupa. In the evening attend aarti on the bank of River Ganges in Varanasi. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to Varanasi airport to board a flight to New Delhi. Upon arrival you can take a flight to home or onward destination.
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9 nights accommodation at 3 star deluxe hotels on twin or double sharing basis
Daily breakfast at the hotels
English speaking local destination guides
All sightseeing and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary
Personal assistance during arrival and departure
1 rickshaw ride in old Delhi
1 boat ride on river Ganges in Varanasi
Attend Ganga Aarti on the bank of river Ganges
1 mineral water bottle per person per day
All applicable taxes
Any International or Domestic Flights are not included
It is advisable that you buy a comprehensive medical/travel insurance in advance from your country before traveling to India
Visa fee (if applicable)
Any monument entrance fee, camera fee
Any kind of tips, personal expenses, laundry, or telephone charges
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
Good To Know
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.
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.
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)
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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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