Bodhgaya Holidays

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Namaste! Welcome to India and the start of your adventure. Our representative will welcome you at Delhi Airport and assist with the transfer to Saubagh Bed and Breakfast. Today you have a car and driver at your disposal for touring of Old Delhi and Connaught Place.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi

This morning enjoy the Salaam Baalak Trust City Walk. You then have free time with a car/driver at your disposal to explore Delhi.

Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur

It is an early start this morning - we transfer to the train station for the Shatabadi Express to Agra where we will visit the iconic Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. We then continue by road to Jaipur, stopping for lunch in Bharatpur and to visit the ghostly former Moghul city of Fatehpur Sikri - the fortified ghost city abandoned soon after its construction because of water shortages in the area.

Day 4: Jaipur

Very early this morning we visit the delicate pink Amber Fort - a wonderful example of Rajput architecture. Subject to Government regulations, we will arrive in style riding on an elephant! Later you have the full day with car at disposal for Volunteering.

Varanasi Ghats

Day 5: Jaipur

This morning the car and driver are available and you will be volunteering at one of the local charities. In the afternoon you will enjoy a tour of the city including the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory.

Bathers in the morning

Day 6: Jaipur - Varanasi

This morning we travel by road back to Delhi where you board your flights to Varanasi. Upon arrival our local representative will greet you and assist with the transfer to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free to relax.

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 7: Varanasi

This morning we visit various temples around this holy city and in the afternoon enjoy a visit to the famous Buddhist holy sight of Sarnath. This evening visit to the gnats on River Ganges to experience the evening Aarti Ceremony.

Local transport

Day 8: Varanasi - Bodhgaya

We rise early this morning to return to the Ganges to witness the morning cleansing rituals. After breakfast, we take a walking tour of Old Varanasi's labyrinthine streets. Later we drive into Bodhgaya.

Maharaja Palace

Day 9: Bodhgaya

Today enjoy excursions to Rajgir and Nalanda.

Jantar Mantar Observatory Park

Day 10: Bodhgaya - Delhi

Today you enjoy an excursion to Mahabaodhi Temple and other places of interest (please note hotel check out it at 12 noon). This evening we will transfer you to Bodhgaya Station for the Rajdhani Express departing at 2230 to Delhi. Enjoy the comfort of a 1st class air conditioned shared cabin.

Local wash tub

Day 11: Delhi

Arriving into Delhi this morning, you will be met off the train and transferred to your hotel The rest of the day is free to enjoy the facilities here.

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 12: Delhi

Free day at leisure then enjoy a visit to Akshardham Temple in the evening.

Raj Ghat

Day 13: Delhi

We will collect you from your hotel for the airport transfer for your departure to Dubai.

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