Bodhgaya Holidays

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Rajpath

Day 1: Delhi

Namaste! Welcome to India and New Delhi the capital city of India. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel with the rest of the day yours to relax after your long flight.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi

Today we explore both Old and New Delhi - the order of New Delhi is a huge contrast to the unorganised chaos of the Old City. But both are just as appealing. Highlights we be the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more.

Nrashtrapati Bhawan

Day 3: Delhi - Bodhgaya

Free monring. Later today we will transfer you to the railway station for the overnight train to Bodhgaya. Train number 2382-Poorva Express departs at 1620 and arrives the next morning at 0915. Second class air conditioned carriage

Day 4: Bodhgaya

Arrive Gaya and you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is free and at your leisure.

Day 5: Bodhgaya

Full day sightseeing tour of Gaya. Sightseeing will start at 0900 and will take between 7-8 hours.

Day 6: Bodhgaya - Varanasi

This afternoon we will transfer you to Gaya Railway station for the train to Mughal Sarai (Varanasi). Train number 2382-Poorva Express departs at 1457 and arrives at 1747. Second class air conditioned carriage. Upon arrival at 1747 we will be there to meet you and transfer you to your hotel in Varanasi.

Varanasi Ghats

Day 7: Varanasi

This morning, we enjoy a sunrise boat ride on the holy Ganges where we will view the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the many riverbank ghats (riverside steps). Later, we embark on a tour of the city.

Bathers in the morning

Day 8: Varanasi - Agra

This morning enjoy a guided sightseeing tour to visit the famous Buddhist holy sight of Sarnath. Sarnath is located at 10 Kms from Varanasi where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon to the five holy men; preaching the middleway to final 'NIRVANA’. We then transfer you to the railway station for the 22:20 (Magadh Express) 1st Class air conditioned sleeper train destined for Agra.

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 9: Agra

Arrive Agra and we will be there to meet you and transfer you to your hotel. later this afternoon enjoy a guided visit to see the Taj Mahal and Agra fort.

Tiger up close

Day 10: Agra - Ranthambhore NP

Free morning. Later today we will transfer you to Bharatpur railway station for the train to Sawai Madhopur for Ranthambore. Train Kota Jan Shatabdi departs at 1330 and arrives at 1630. Air conditioned Chair Car. Arrive Sawai Madhopur and you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of th day is free and at your leisure.

Antelope

Day 11: Ranthambhore NP

Enjoy a morning and afternoon game drives in the national park in a shared Jeep or Canter. Ranthambore National Park is one of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s conservation efforts in Rajasthan. The forests around the Ranthambore Fort were once the private hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur

Maharaja Palace

Day 12: Ranthambhore NP - Jaipur

This morning enjoy a game drive in a shared Jeep or Canter for a final spot of wildlife viewing. Later we will drive you to Jaipur. This walled Rajasthani capital is famous for the unusual rose-colored sandstone architecture that gives the city its nickname, the Pink City. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to you hotel. Rest of the day is free and at your leisure.

Jantar Mantar Observatory Park

Day 13: Jaipur

This morning we visit the delicate pink, magnificent fort-palace of Amber - a wonderful example of Rajput architecture just north of Jaipur. Subject to Government regulations, we will arrive in style atop an elephant! Enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour of the city. Rest of the evening is free and at your leisure.

Flower stall

Day 14: Jaipur - Delhi

This morning we will drive you to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and check in to you hotel. Rest of the day is free and at your leisure.

Delhi fruit stall

Day 15: Delhi

Farewell India! Today we will transfer you to the international Airport in time for your flight back home.

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last updated - 18 Dec 2014 3:23 AM