Classic Northern Indian Route

13 days/12 nights

Best Season September till March

This is a classic tour within the Golden Triangle with a visit to Varanasi which is known as city of learning. A trip to the Ghats of Varanasi to give you a rare glimpse of mystic India. Sadhus and pilgrims bathing at the Ghats at sunrise is one of the rarest most fascinating sights of the world. This tour also has the possibility for extending the journey and visiting Kathmandu in Nepal.

Day 1  DELHI

Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the hotel after a warm welcome at the airport. After breakfast proceed for the combined sightseeing of Old and New Delhi visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Qutab Minar. Overnight in Hotel.

Red Fort Delhi

Red Fort Delhi

Day 2 DELHI / JAIPUR

After breakfast drive to Jaipur. Popularly known as the Pink City because of the pink paint applied to the buildings in its old walled city. In Rajpoot culture, pink was traditionally a colour associated with hospitality. Located at the edge of the great Indian Desert, Jaipur is the gateway to Rajasthan. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 3 JAIPUR

After breakfast, drive for an excursion to Amber Fort, the once capital of the Jaipur State, where you go up the Fort on an elephant back. Drive afterwards back to Jaipur to visit the City Palace, Observatory and bazaars.

Hawa Mahal Jaipur Rajasthan

Hawa Mahal Jaipur Rajasthan

 

Day 4 JAIPUR / AGRA

Drive to Agra, the city of Taj Mahal. We visit Enroute visit the sand stone city of Fatehpur Sikri. Arrive Agra and check in to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 5 AGRA

Sightseeing of Taj Mahal built by Shah Jehan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. It took 22 years and 20‘000 people to build Taj Mahal. Also visit Agra Fort and Itmad-ud- Daulla which is also called the Mini Taj.

Day 6 AGRA / JHANSI / ORCHHA

Transfer to railway station for shatabdi train to Jhansi. Arrive in Jhansi and then drive 20 km to Orchha which has been captured in stones and frozen in time, a rich legacy of the ages. In this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly and the palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th centuries retain much of their pristine perfection. We make a sightseeing of some important temples and monuments of Orchha. Overnight in Hotel.

Indian Temple

Indian Temple

Day 7  ORCHA / KHAJURAHO

Drive 190 km / 5 hr to Khajuraho which is now listed in the World Heritage Sites. Famous temples account for their remarkable erotic sculptures set in the backdrop of Vindhyanchal Hills. After sightseeing of Eastern and Western blocks of temples built between 950 AD and 1050 AD by Chandela Rajputs. Overnight in hotel.

Day 8 KHAJURAHO / VARANASI

Flight to Varanasi which is one of the oldest living cities in the world and believed to be holiest of all pilgrimages. Arrive in Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening witness Ganga Arti. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 9 VARANASI

After breakfast pproceed for sightseeing visiting Banaras Hindu University and Kashi Vishwanath Temple which is among one of 12 Jyotrilingas of Lord Shiva. We also make an excursion to Sarnath where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon. Overnight in Hotel.

Indian Classic

Indian Classic

Day 10 VARANASI / DELHI

Early morning boat ride on river Ganges. We come back to the hotel for breakfast. Later transfer to airport for flight to Delhi.

Day 11 DELHI / DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport as per flight back.

Prices per package from  £699 per person.

EXTENSION

Day 10 VARANASI / KATHMANDU

Transfer to the airport for flight to Kathmandu. Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 11-12 KATHMANDU

City sightseeing of Kathmandu visiting Pashupatinath dating back to 400 AD which is an architectural beauty and symbol of faith, religion culture and tradition. Also visit Swayambhunath – a Buddhisht temple located atop the hill, Boudhnath- a complex of Monasteries and Nunneries, and Patan which is one of the largest cities in Nepal which boasts of a Durbar Square full of temples, statues and palaces..

Day 13 KATHMANDU / DELHI / DEPARTURE

Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi and onward departure.

Price per extension of the package from £199 per person

Package price includes: accommodation in double/twin sharing room, breakfasts, air conditioned transport according to the programme, English speaking driver- guide, admission fees for sightseeing spots listed in itinerary, taxes.

Price does not include: international flights, personal travel insurance, optional tips, visa fee (if required), meals not mentioned in itinerary, camera fees ( if applicable), drinks/other personal expenses.
• Single supplement upon the request.
• Deposit of 20% will be required at the time of confirmation.

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