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Best of North India with Taj Mahal & Varanasi (Ganges) 8 Days First Class Trip

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Day 1: Delhi Arriving at the airport (Will need exact flight number and time of arrival) and drive to hotel with my driver

Pass By: Delhi Airport, New Delhi, Delhi 110037, India
To visit the first day it depends on what time your flight arriving in Delhi. As most of the flights arrive at night so drive straight to the hotel and take rest for this night and start visiting Delhi from Next day onward.

Pass By: India Gate, Near Connaught Place New Delhi, New Delhi 110001 India
Guest will visit India Gate and Hindu Birla Temple.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel

Day 2: Delhi visit for full day guided tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi

Stop At: Red Fort (Lal Quila), Netaji Subhash Marg, New Delhi 110002 India
Delhi is a Capital town & Introduction to India – History, Politics, Religion: Learn about the history of India and Delhi, the independence struggle, see the major iconic sites of democratic India (India Gate, President’s House, Parliament House) and learn about how the country functions. Visit Gandhi Smriti to see the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi. Visit the Qutub Minar, which marks the arrival of Islamic dynasties in India. Built by the Slave Dynasty who ruled India for nearly a century, the complex is a grand cultural statement marking the beginning of a new religion that transformed the country. We can also take a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi if you like, to see the city of Shahjahanabad, which was ruled by the Mughals until they lost their empire to the British.
Delhi:- Visiting places of Delhi is divided into two parts as New and Old Delhi with historical monuments. Most people choose the places to visit according time schedule they have as - Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat (Gandhi Crimination place), Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (A Sikh Temple), Kutub Minar ( A highest historical building of India), Humayun Tomb, India Gate, President House, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple and if you still have time you can visit a Sufi Saint Mosque “Nizamuddin”. All these places are up to your choice and priority according to the time schedule you have.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Qutub Minar, Qutb Minar, Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030 India
It is one of the tallest towers made by Mughals in India. The bigger part of this monument is a ruin but still, you will love to visit it.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi Road, New Delhi 110002 India
Gandhi Memorial - The Cremation place of Mahatma Gandhi. It is also one of the nice places to visit and feel it.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Humayun's Tomb, Mathura Road Opp Nizamuddin Mosque, New Delhi 110013 India
One of the important impressive heritage building in New Delhi.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Ashoka Road Connaught Place, next to Grand Post Office, New Delhi 110001 India
A very beautiful Sikh Temple in the centre of the town.Best time to visit this around Sun-Sat. You will love to see the kitchen in this temple how they cook and feed more than 50000 people free food every day.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We will book a mid-range three-star hotel name Florence Inn or similar to this range.

Day 3: Drive to Mandawa - After breakfast about 8 am leave for drive to Mandawa - 250km 5hours drive

Stop At: Mandawa Heritage Tours Near Gulab Rai, Ladia Haveli, Ward No.05, Mandawa 333704 India
A small town, a world-famous open art gallery of fresco paintings of Shekhawati and beautiful Havelis. Earlier days it was part of “Silk Route” because of this business route made people quite rich and wealthy. They made beautiful mansions with beautiful frescos on every wall.
Mandawa - It is one of the towns in the middle of the Shekhawati area. The best example to see the rural life of India, culture, traditions, Visit temples, meeting of local people, having tea on street with locals and learn about how the country functions will prepare you to begin the journey of India.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We will book a mid-range three-star Heritage hotel name Mandawa Kothi or similar to this range.

Day 4: Drive to Jaipur (Pink City) - About 180km 3hours drive

Stop At: Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), Connaught Place, New Delhi 110002 India
En route visit Nawalgarh village Haveli, at evening visit Laxmi Narayan (Birla Temple). Birla temple entrance free.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We will book a mid-range three-star hotel name Laxmi Palace or similar to this range.

Day 5: Jaipur town visit - This second day you have full day visit to Amber Ford and Jaipur old walled city.

Stop At: City Palace of Jaipur, Tripolia Bazar Near Jantar Mantar, Jaipur 3023002 India
Jaipur - Spend the morning at the Amber Fort, a majestic fortress-palace decorated with intricate paintings and mosaics. This afternoon, there is time to explore Jaipur's vibrant arts and crafts markets and city palace the present residence of the Royal Family of Jaipur.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We will book a mid-range three-star hotel name Laxmi Palace or similar to this range.

Day 6: Drive to Agra (Taj Mahal) 250km 4hours drive - On the way visit Abhaneri Step Well and Fatehpur Sikri

Stop At: Chand Baori (Step well), Jaipur-Agra Road, Abhaneri 303313 India
The journeys to Agra where you can see the legendary at sunset time -Taj Mahal from other side of river Yamuna. En route visit Abhaneri step well and Fatehpur sikri.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We will book a mid-range three-star hotel name Parador Hotel or similar to this range.

Day 7: Agra Visit - Again this morning you have time to visit Agra before to take a night train to Varanasi.

Stop At: Agra Fort Rakabgani, Agra 282003 India
Agra – Early Morning Sunrise Tajmahal and Agra Fort, Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah is a Mughal mausoleum and Dayal Bagh temple which is still under construction since the last 120 years.
Evening drive to Train station to catch your train according to your time schedule. You must need to be there one hour in advance is always better.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: This night you will be travelling on the train in 2nd class A/C sleeper seat coach.

Day 8: Varanasi - Driver will be waiting at train station to take you hotel - drop luggage and continue visit the town.

Stop At: Ganges River, Varanasi India
On arrival transfer to hotel. Later visit Kashi Vishwanath temple and visit nearby Sarnath temple (the place where first prayer of Lord Buddha took place). At evening enjoy the boating from River Ganges and photography of Aarti (pray ceremony).
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We will book a mid-range three-star hotel name Meraden Grand or similar to this range.

Day 9: Varanasi - Morning have a boat ride at Sun-Rise time to see the morning life on bathing Ghats and burning Ghats

Stop At: Ganges River, Varanasi India
Varanasi - You have to start your day early morning before Sunrise to go Ganges Ghats and have a morning Boat ride pooling manually by man to see the morning life people having a bath, praying and rituals. It would be very interesting to see them if you observe them. The Priest's do pray with the families to get peace for the Soul of their ancestors in heaven. As they Hinduism believe that Soul never dies.
Later drive to airport fly back to Delhi about noon.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: We will book a mid-range Four-star hotel name Pride Plaza (Near the airport) or similar to this range.

Day 10: Visit Delhi and fly back to home according your flight schedule.

Stop At: India Gate, Near Connaught Place New Delhi, New Delhi 110001 India
A war Memorial from the second world war.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good and polite driver, good attention to details, very friendly guides, and flexible. Communication before and during the visit was very good as well.

Date of experience: July 2019
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