3-Night Private Tour to The Taj Mahal and Agra with Varanasi from Delhi

Duration: 4 days
Destination: India, Delhi, New Delhi
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  • 4 days
  • New Delhi
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Overview

Leaving from Delhi you will visit the Taj Mahal, the city of Varanasi and several of its beautiful temples. In addition, enjoy a rickshaw (tricycle) ride through the busy streets and bazaars of Varanasi to the holy river Ganges where you will cruise to witness the ceremonies amidst hundreds of lighted candles and flower offerings.

Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi - Agra (3-Hrs drive) + City Tour and Train to Varanasi

Pass By: New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
7am - Early this morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Delhi and NCR. Your drive to Agra via Yamuna Express Highway will be about 3 hours.

Stop At: Taj Mahal, Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra 282001 India
After arriving in Agra visit the magnificent Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays), a UNESCO World Heritage Site one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. It's a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone – « undoubtedly the highlight of the tour »

You will break for lunch which will be provided at a great local restaurant.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Agra Fort Rakabgani, Agra 282003 India
Next, visit the Imposing Agra Fort (A UNESCO World Heritage Site), built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D. This huge fort is made of red sandstone, and its interior reflects an interesting synthesis of Hindu and central Asian architectural styles. The maze of the courtyards, mosques and private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sanskriti's Imperial Gems, A 11, Taj nagri, phase 2, Agra India
Later, you may wish to enjoy shopping in Agra which is known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and softstone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Agra's major handicraft products besides inlay work are leatherware, brassware, carpets, jewelry and embroidery work.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Agra, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh
During the evening, board an overnight train to Varanasi from Agra Fort / Tundla Railway Station.

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight aboard the train

Day 2: Varanasi Full Day Sightseeing

Pass By: Railway Station, Varanasi cantonment, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002, India
The following morning arrive at Varanasi Railway Station and drive to your hotel. Hotel Check in time is around noon.

Take a lunch break at a great local restaurant.

Stop At: Bharat Mata Temple, Vidyapith Road, Varanasi 221001 India
After lunch, visit the Bharat Mata temple which features a big relief map of India in marble. The next stop is the Durga Temple and the Tulsi Manas Mandir.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ganga Aarti, Dashashwamedh ghat Road, Varanasi 221001 India
Later in the evening enjoy rickshaw ride passing through the busy streets and bazaars of Varanasi takes to the holy river Ganges where you cruise to witness the ’Aarti’ ceremonies amidst hundreds of lighted candles and flower offerings.
Duration: 2 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight in Varanasi: Hotel Ramada or similar

Day 3: Varanasi City Tour and Overnight Train to Delhi

Stop At: Varanasi Boat Ride, Ghats of Varanasi, Dashashwmedh, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
Early on this morning you will take a boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the pilgrims' way of life by the Ghats (stairs that get you to the river).

You will rise before dawn and step gingerly onto a rustic boat as the wizened boatman casts off. The sound of conches and temple bells will ring in the delicate pink fabric of dawn.

During the afternoon, break for lunch, which is provided at a local restaurant.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India
Later, visit Sarnath, an important pilgrimage center for Buddhists. This is where the Buddha preached his first sermon after reaching enlightenment. The Sarnath temple and Archaeological Museum are full of Buddhist art treasures.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh
After the Varanasi Sightseeing this evening you will board and overnight train from Varanasi to New Delhi.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight aboard the train

Day 4: Arrive New Delhi Railway Station and Depart to Airport

Pass By: New Delhi Railway Station Gate 2, Ajmeri Gate, Delhi, 110002, India
Arrive early on this morning at New Delhi Railway Station and depart to your Hotel / Airport in New Delhi.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • 1-Night hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast
  • All Transfers/Sightseeing’s by air conditioned private vehicle
  • Train Tickets 2nd AC (Agra - Varanasi & Varanasi - Delhi)
  • 2-nights' accommodation on the overnight train
  • Rickshaw ride in the local bazaar Varanasi
  • Morning boat ride in the holy river Ganges
  • Professional private live tour guide
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Live Demonstration of Marble craftsmanship
  • Live Demonstration of Handmade Embroidery (Zardozi)
  • Live Demonstration of Hand Knotted Carpet weaving
  • Pickup offered from Airport or any other desired pickup location in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram
  • Entry/Admission - Taj Mahal
  • Entry/Admission - Agra Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Varanasi Boat Ride
  • Entry/Admission - Sarnath

Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All Travelers date of birth, gender, Passport number and Nationality are required at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Mandatory Gala Dinner on X-mas and New Year Eve at hotel of stay is not included and will be charged extra.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

New Delhi, Delhi, India

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from Hotel / Airport or any other desired pickup location in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram

Airports

  • Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, New Delhi, New Delhi 110037 India



Departure Time

7:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

4 days

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

David B

04 Jul, 2019

The tour of Agra including the Taj Mahal was very informative and to actually see the Taj was an amazing experience. Similarly with Varanasi where to be part of evening and morning ceremonies and rituals was amazing. The overnight train ride(s) from Agra and back to Delhi were also eye-opening for us. Drivers were good and guides shared alot of their knowledge. On the negative side the standard of restaurants chosen for lunch were disappointing and on second occasion unclean to the point of not being able to eat there. Also, despite the early arrival in Varanasi after tiring overnite train trip, there should have been prior confirmation of early checkin at hotel, rather than just having stress and hours of waiting in lobby to see what might happen. Overall though this was a great overall experience and if those couple of areas could be addressed then thoroughly recommend to others! Thanks very much

Mark_S

04 Jun, 2019

This escorted tour was a great way to see so much of India in just three nights. This trip showcases a diverse range of India's history visiting Islamic/Hindu/Buddhist sights. Having a guide and a driver meant there was minimal time wastage between sights. Being a private tour allowed them to be flexible with the itinerary each day to accomodate my particular interests and preferences (eg more time for photography) without holding up a group. Be aware that there are obligatory stops at quite a number of "artisan" stores along the way where you'll be shown the manufacturing of marble inlays, silk tapestry, gemstones and jewellery etc which is then followed by the inevitable guided tour of the showroom where they attempt to sell you their wares. The overnight train rides were in "2nd class airconditioned" class so you are in a carriage that has probably around 50 people in there sleeping in bunks.

Juan C

06 Aug, 2017

Hola somos de Chile y tuvimos un excélente tour.. estuvimos todo el tiempo acompañados por guías... desde Delhi , Agra y Varanasi... totalmente recomendable. Es un excelente equipo

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