Varanasi and Taj Mahal Tour with Ganges Boat Ride

Duration: 7 days
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Agra
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  • 7 days
  • Agra
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Overview

Experience the spirituality, mysticism and religious rituals of India on a 7-day private tour of Delhi, Agra and Varanasi. Visit the beautiful Taj Mahal, take part in a puja ceremony on the banks of the Ganges, and explore the street food in Delhi

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi

Pass By: Delhi Airport, New Delhi, Delhi 110037, India
Arrival Delhi

For the first day you will be picked up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight Delhi.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast is included in tour with accommodation option.
Accommodation included: Overnight in nice air condition room at 2 star Hotel if option selected.

Day 2: New Delhi Sigtseeing

Stop At: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Ashoka Road Connaught Place, next to Grand Post Office, New Delhi 110001 India
Following a hotel pick-up/Airport pickup, your first stop will be the BANGLA SAHIB which is one of the prominent Sikh pilgrimage centres in Delhi, the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib was the Palace bungalow in Delhi owned by Raja Jai Singh of Amber (Jaipur) is now the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib. The 8th Guru Sri Harkishan had been here as a guest of Raja (King)Jai Singh.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: India Gate, Rajpath Near Connaught Place New Delhi, New Delhi 110001 India
Next, head to  India Gate. Originally known as All India War Memorial, this major landmark commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives fighting in World War I and the Afghan Wars.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Gandhi Smriti, 5 Tees January Marg Birla House, New Delhi 110011 India
Continue to Gandhi Smriti,Gandhi Smriti Museum: The Birla House is the place where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948. The museum has a large collection of photographs on his life and a few of his personal belongings.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, New Delhi 110002 India
Following a hotel pick-up, your first stop will be the stunning 17th-Century Red Fort, also known asLal Qila. Explore the fortress complex, built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the walled city of Old Delhi.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Chandni Chowk, Near Red Fort, New Delhi 110006 India
Later on Cycle Rickshaw visit Chandni Chowk or the silver market street with a waterway running down its centre and noblemen and ladies passing down the streets to savour its wealth.

The shops crowd over each other, people jostle with cycle rickshaws and scooters on the streets and the central canal has long been shut. Nevertheless, wandering into the alleys and by-lanes off main Chandni Chowk, you will come across shops and markets of all kinds, selling jewellery, bridal wear, books, Spices, sweetmeats, dry fruits, electronic goods, and many more things.

The Kinari Bazaar sells wedding gear for all communities, from garlands of rupee notes to the groom’s turban and silk robes for the bride. At Dariba Kalan, be dazzled by rows of shops displaying finely crafted gold jewellery, while at the Naya Bazaar in Khari Baoli, smell the strong oriental fragrances of spices, dried fruits and medicinal herbs. At the base of the Jama Masjid is the crowded Meena Bazaar, which caters mainly to the Muslim population in the area. The Nai Sarak is lined with 19th century and 20th century houses, whose lower portions have shops selling books and stationery,

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Swaminarayan Akshardham, Nh 24 Akshardham Setu, New Delhi 110092 India
Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomises 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast is included in tour with accommodation option.
Accommodation included: Overnight in nice air condition room at 2 star Hotel if option selected.

Day 3: Delhi to Varanasi

Stop At: Banaras Ghats, Varanasi 221002 India
In the afternoon board a flight to the Hindu/Buddhist city of Varanasi,your driver will drop you at the Delhi airport,arrival Varanasi airport and pickup from the airport and then you will be transferred to your hotel,in the evening, against the sublime backdrop of the setting sun, attend the aarti at the Ghat. You will stay overnight at Varanasi.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast is included in tour with accommodation option.

Accommodation included: Overnight in nice air condition room at 2 star Hotel if option selected.


Day 4: Varanasi full day Sightseeing

Stop At: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi 221001 India
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous temple in Varanasi, dedicated to the Lord Shiva. It was constructed in the year 1780 . On the outside, the temple is adorned with intricate carvings that impart a divine quality to the facade. There is also a well present within the temple complex called Jnana Vapi or wisdom well. Other than that, the temple also houses several other small temples such as Kaalbhairav, Vishnu, Virupaksh Gauri, Vinayaka and Avimukteshwara.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bharat Mata Temple, Vidyapeeth Road, Cannt Road Lalapura, Chanuwasatti Chandua Chittupur, Guru Nanak Nagar Colony, Chetganj, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
Bharat Mata Mandir is located on the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith campus in Varanasi, India. Instead of traditional statues of gods and goddesses, this temple has a huge map of undivided India carved in marble. This temple is dedicated to Bharat Mata and claims to be the only one of its kind in the world.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Gyanvapi Masjid, 31-24, Gyanvapi Main Road, Lahori Tola, Gyanvapi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
It was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. It is located north of Dashashwamedh Ghat, near Lalita Ghat along the river Ganga. The mosque is named after a well, the Gyan Vapi ("the well of knowledge"), which is located within the mosque precincts. The legends mentioned by the Hindu priests state that the lingam of the original temple was hidden in this well, when the temple was destroyed.
Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005 India
Benaras Hindu University, the center of learning and civilization for over 3000 years and the biggest University .

Stop At: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India
The city is famous for being the first place where Lord Buddha preached for the first time after gaining enlightenment. Later, kings who followed Buddhism like King Ashoka built a lot of stupas and structures here that are focused on Buddhism. Buddhist pilgrims from various parts of the world visit Sarnath every year. Sarnath is also famous for the Ashoka pillar, which is now the country’s national emblem.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast is included for tour with accommodation option.

Accommodation included: Overnight in nice air condition room at 2 star Hotel if option selected.


Day 5: Varanasi to Agra

Stop At: Dasaswamedh Ghat Road Bangali Tola, Varanasi 221001 India
Very early morning, drive to Daswamedh Ghat at Ganges and take a boat ride with your guide on the sacred river Ganges to see the sunrise, the cremation Ghats and the sacred rituals. Watch hundreds of faithful take a bath and pray on the banks.The entire scene comes alive as a reassurance of Hindu faith and spiritualism. Return for a walk through the cobblestone streets along the banks of "Ganga" and see the buzz around the shops opening and selling holy beads, handicrafts, etc. Later in the evening you will be transferred to Station to catch the overnight train for Agra.

Overnight in train at your air-condition sleeper berth.

Train ticket would be issued after booking.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast is included for tour with accommodation option.

No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Agra

Pass By: Agra Fort Rakabgani, Agra 282003 India
Arrival at morning at Agra fort station, pickup and drive to the hotel  and after rest , your private guide will start sightseeing tour of Agra .

Stop At: Taj Mahal, Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra 282001 India
Experience one of the world’s most romantic buildings with a skip-the-line ticket to the Taj Mahal in Agra, Discover the temple deemed the “Token of Love, Devotion & Romance,” and recognised as the ultimate jewel of Muslim art in India.. Explore the marble mausoleum built by Shah Jahan following the death of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Agra Fort Rakabgani, Agra 282003 India
Near the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the important 16th-century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra. This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast is included for tour with accommodation option.

Accommodation included: Overnight in nice air condition room at 2 star Hotel if option selected.


Day 7: Agra to Onward destination ( Delhi or Jaipur)

Pass By: Agra Fort Rakabgani, Agra 282003 India
After breakfast in the morning, you will be transferred to train Station to catch the  train for Delhi/ Mumbai / Jaipur.

You will get train ticket for sleeper air-condition class for onward journey after booking let us know wherever you wish to head .

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast is included for tour with accommodation option.

No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • All Sightseeing,All Pickup and drop by private air condition vehicle.
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Red Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Chandni Chowk
  • Entry/Admission - Banaras Ghats
  • Entry/Admission - Bharat Mata Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Sarnath
  • Entry/Admission - Dasaswamedh Ghat
  • Entry/Admission - Taj Mahal
  • Entry/Admission - Agra Fort

Exclusions
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that rooms are available on a triple sharing basis if there are 3 people. Double rooms are provided for 2 participants, and single rooms are available for solo travelers
  • Please provide the full name, passport number, gender and age of all participant to book the train tickets
  • Please provide a copy of a valid ID (driving licence/passport/voter ID number) to book tickets
  • The itinerary described can be customised, and you have option to start the tour from Varanasi, / Agra /Jaipur / Mumbai or Delhi
  • Please select dates carefully, as most monuments in Delhi are closed on Mondays. The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays and all monuments remain closed on national holidays, such as Holi, Diwali, Christmas, Gandhi's Birthday (2 October), Independence Day (15 August) and Republic Day (26 January). Dates differ every year for Hindu holidays like Holi and Diwali, so please check yourself before booking)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up and drop off included:
1. From the Airport/s, your  hotel, or other locations per your request
After booking, please contact the local tour operator to provide exact pick up location  (contact info will be provided on your confirmation voucher.


Departure Time

Transportation services only 8/18/2016 - 9/30/2024

Monday - Sunday:01:00 AM - 11:30 PM
With Transportation & Hotel . 8/18/2016 - 5/31/2025
Monday - Sunday:01:00 AM - 11:30 PM


Return Details

Approximation (It's not possible to set an exact location)
On request

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

7 days

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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