Varanasi Trip for 10 Days from Delhi
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Exclusive 10 Days Varanasi sightseeing tours package to Varanasi is a popular holy city of the nation located in the central region of the Ganges Valley in North India. This city is not just the oldest in India but happens to be the oldest colonized cities universally.

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DAY 01:

Arrive Delhi (By Flight)
On your arrival in Delhi, you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. Delhi was the capital of Indraprastha and capital of the Pandavas during the Mahabharata. This magnificent city has been inhabited from the 6th century BC and has been a capital of many kingdoms. It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times and is called the "city of cities". Delhi's culture has been influenced by its different rulers and the city is full of beautiful monuments. The Mughal rulers influenced the food habits of the residents and Mughlai cuisine originated here. Due to the proximity of different states, all festivals are celebrated here. Old Delhi is a maze of small lanes and old buildings and New Delhi has large road with huge buildings. Delhi is the capital of India and is the hub for politics.
Overnight in Delhi.

DAY 02:

Varanasi (By Flight)
In time transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi. Meet and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.Overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 03:

Varanasi
Morning Boat cruise on river Ganges. The western banks of Ganges has a string of Ghats - the chain of stone steps, all built with pavilions, palaces and terraces, most of which are mainly used as Dharamshalas where the pilgrims stay during their visit to the holy city. At dawn, the Ghats are abuzz with activity of the devotees performing their ablutions in the river or offering prayers to the rising sun and performing other religious rituals. A boat ride along the Ghats gives you vantage views of this activity. The sunrise on the Ganges is a soul-lifting experience. Later, visit the Vishwanath temple, also called the golden temple because of the gold-plating on its roof.
You will proceed for an excursion to Sarnath, a major Buddhist center in the world. After achieving enlightenment at Bodhgaya, Buddha, the 'Awakened One', delivered his first sermon here. It was sixth century then, when he also set in motion the wheel of law, the Dharmachakra. This dwelling place of the rishis, it was also known as 'Rishipatana' (the place of the Rishis or sages). Buddha gave his first sermon in the Deer Park where he initiated his first five disciples into Buddhist monkshood. Buddhism found its roots in Sarnath, the birthplace of this way of life.
Visit the temples. Visit the Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in Marble, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University which has an art gallery and the mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 04:

Varanasi – Delhi (By Flight)
In time transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. Meet and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.Overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 05:

Delhi
Your morning tour starts with Old Delhi, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 AD. You will visit the Raj Ghat where father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. You will be visiting the museum that was built to commemorate him. You will be driven past the iconic Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, a very popular and a busy market in Old Delhi to the next stop - Jama Masjid, one of the iconic, historic and largest mosques in India - built by Shah Jahan. A rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk could be quite interesting as this part of the city is quite crowded as it is full of shops. These numerous shops sell delicious mouth-watering food, clothes, jewels, household, etc. and are virtually a shopper's paradise.
In the afternoon, you will visit Qutub Minar, touted as India's largest Minaret. Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in 1192 by Turk ruler Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak. You will then move forward to Humayun's Tomb, yet another UNESCO world heritage site. Your next stop is India Gate, built in memory of the Unknown Soldier. You will be driven past the Parliament House, President's House and other Government Secretarial Buildings. Overnight in Delhi.

 

DAY 06:

Agra (By Surface, approx. 3.5 hrs. drive)
Today you will be taken to Agra by surface. On arrival, check in at hotel.
In the visit of Agra, you will be taken to Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world. This beautiful building is elegantly built with white marble by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between the years 1631 to 1648 and it was built in the memory of his favourite beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Standing majestically on banks of Yamuna River, this breath-taking, immensely beautiful monument is a synonymous to romance and love.
Your next stop Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known for its architectural structure and was built in the 16th century during the Mughal Empire. This place comprises of several fairy-tale palaces like Khas Mahal and Jahangir Palace. Over here you will also get a chance to see Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas, which are also known as private audience hall and public audience hall. Afternoon can be spent visiting more places of interest or shopping. Agra is famous for inlaid marble work and handicrafts made of marble, wood and metal. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. TAJ MAHAL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS.

 

DAY 07:

Agra – Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (By Surface approx. 6 hrs. drive
This morning, you will be transferred from Agra to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri on the way. Fatehpur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century holds exceptional testimony to Mughal civilization and is one of well-known UNESCO World heritage site of India and has various historical monuments. You will visit the five storied Panch Mahal and Buland Darwaza a graceful monument and stupendous piece of beautiful architectures. It is central portico with a total of three arched entrances and is locally known as Horseshoe gate. You will visit the other graceful buildings of this place such as Ibadat Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani's palace, Naubat Khana and Birbal's house.
After the visit of Fatehpur Sikri, you will be driven to Jaipur. Jaipur, also known as the pink city is the capital of Rajasthan. Many captivating palaces are present here having breathtaking design and architecture. In the 18th century Prince of Wales had visited Jaipur and the entire city was painted in pink color and due to these pink buildings the city is known as the pink city. Origin of Jaipur lies 260 years back. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh and Jaipur got its name from this king. The rest of the day could be spent visiting the Jaipur bazaars or walking down the crowded colorful streets. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits.Overnight is in Jaipur.

 

DAY 08:

Jaipur
The morning journey starts from Amer fort also known as Amer Palace, the earlier capital of Jaipur. This magnificent fort was constructed in red sand-stone and marble by Raja Man Singh and is divided into four sections each with a courtyard. The main entrance gate is Surajpol having a fascinating architecture. Near the Ganesh Gate, there is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Sila Devi. The Diwan-e-Aam - Hall of public audience, Diwan-e-Khas - hall of private audience, Sheesh Mahal - palace of mirrors and Sukh Niwas are quite beautiful. At the Sukh Niwas, a pleasant climate is created by winds that blow over a water cascade. You could ascend the fort by walking up the steps or on an elephant's back or in jeeps.
In Jaipur you will be taken to Maharaja City Palace, a royal palace with seven storey as well as Jantar Mantar, the observatory. This wonderful observatory attracts mathematicians as well as astronomers from the whole world. City palace is perfect blend of all three excellent styles (Mughal, Rajput and European). Drive past to Hawa Mahal which is popular all over the world for its magnificent architecture. You will be taken through Pink Rose Garden as well business centers of Jaipur. A tour of Jaipur is not complete without shopping. Jaipur is famous for clothes, carpets, precious and semi-precious stones and jewelry and various handicrafts made of wood, metals, etc. and also for silk paintings and miniatures. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Jaipur.

 

DAY 09:

Jaipur – Delhi (By Surface, approx. 6 hrs.)
Morning depart for Delhi by surface. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
In the visit of Agra, you will be taken to Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world. This beautiful building is elegantly built with white marble by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between the years 1631 to 1648 and it was built in the memory of his favourite beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Standing majestically on banks of Yamuna River, this breath-taking, immensely beautiful monument is a synonymous to romance and love.

DAY 10:

Leave Delhi (By Flight)
In time transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.

Inclusions

Accommodation on Twin / Triple sharing room on bed & breakfast basis.

All Transfers / sightseeing / excursions by Air Conditioned Vehicle.

Meeting and assistance on arrival and departure by our office representative.

Transfers from airport to hotels & vice versa, along with the transfer of baggage (01 piece per person).

Services of English speaking chauffer guide as per the itinerary.

All applicable current government tax

Check-in time is 1400 noon & checkout time is 12 noon

Enquiry About this trip

  • Gail Hogg
    We really enjoyed our trip to Darjeeling & Sikkim with my sister & her husband. Sunil was an excellent guide, who got the balance right of giving relevant information in a interesting manner. I didn’t realise he would be with us the whole time, but this was fine as he was such relaxed company. Ramesh was an excellent & safe driver too, with whom we felt completely safe – so thanks for organising. The hotels in Darjeeling & Gangtok were truly excellent & just the style we like! Real old world charm with impeccable service. The Chumbak & Sinclair’s retreat were ok, but fairly typical of modern Indian mid-range hotels.......good enough facilities, but not matching the service or whole experience we got elsewhere. It’s a shame the other two Elgin hotels were full, but we appreciate it was the busiest time of year. I will say that the Chumbak had the most amazing views & luckily the skies cleared briefly for sight of the snow capped mountains. One other comment to make is regarding the itinerary.....in that it was a bit Monastery heavy! Having been to Ladakh, the monasteries in Sikkim are less impressive & so just to visit one in each town would have sufficed, with maybe other historic buildings to add variety. Thank you so much for arranging so many fantastic tours for us & our family & friends over the last 3 years! We are truly sad to be leaving such an amazing country, but very appreciative for all your efforts assisting us in discovering the best parts!!
    Gail Hogg
    Germany
  • Shakeela
    Thank you for an excellent planned trip.
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    We throughly enjoyed our holiday.
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    Shakeela
    South Africa
  • Fatima
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    We are back from India and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you for all the arrangements.
    Everything went very smoothly.
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    Pieter de Klerk
    USA
  • KOGIE GOVENDER
    I trust that you are well.
    I would like to thank you for the wonderful service you provided to me. It was a pleasure dealing with you, you are professional and efficient.
    The trip was amazing. All the places and hotels were amazing, except the Kanyakumari one. But you advised me it was the best you could get.
    Overall it was great and memorable trip till my next trip:)
    KOGIE GOVENDER
  •  Mahomed Essop Jhatham
    As promised, some feedback on our recent trip to India.
    Overall, the trip went off quite well, meeting our objectives of getting an interesting glimpse of India, notably the parts visited: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Mumbai.
    There were no significant logistical problems as to punctuality and transport. Finally, I would like to thank you, Sunil, and your regional representatives for responding timeously to any problems raised and solving them satisfactorily. We can certainly recommend Travlogue to our friends and families.
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  • Heidi Smit
    Yes we are safely back home. Indeed we had a wonderful time in India.We learned a lot in all the five cities. It was very remarkable to be informed and to actually be so close to the honorable Mahatma Gandhi through being to his grave. We also enjoyed the market and purchase of the different Indian spices, Indian outfits the art work in all its forms. The Mosques, temples and churches divulged the diversity of Indian religious beliefs.
    The Taj Mahal was the most spectacular of the wonderful historic places we visited. The Pink city was lovely too. While it was such a marathon to see all the beautiful architecture, it was very relaxing to get to Goa and Mumbai where we enjoyed India differently.
    We feel greatly indebted for all the hospitality and friendliness of the whole team that attended to us, from the company representatives, the guides, the drivers, the porters at the hotels, at the train station and at the airports, everyone was so useful and friendly to us.
    Thank you very much for a well organised holiday.
    Heidi Smit
    Australia
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