Lucknow Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF INDIA 2465

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Durga idol

Day 1: Kolkata

Welcome to the fantastic city of Kolkata. Arriving at the airport our local rep will meet and assist you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Kolkata or relax at the hotel.

Jain Temple

Day 2: Kolkata

The graft of a European city imposed on an Asian landscape lends Kolkata a bewitching blend of colour, charm and excitement. Enjoy a city sights tour including a visit to the imposing Victoria Memorial. Opened by the Prince of Wales in 1921, this vision in marble is often called the “Taj” of the British Raj. We also visit the New Market – a bazaar on Chowringhee Road, the stately Indian Museum founded in 1814 and the oldest and largest in India, St Paul’s Cathedral and the extraordinary Marble Palace which houses paintings by Rubens, Titian and Reynolds.

Kolkata street

Day 3: Kolkata

Today is at your leisure to explore the city and all its fascinating nooks and crannies.

Kolkata view

Day 4: Kolkata - Varanasi

This morning we take you to the airport in time to catch the flight to Varanasi. Arriving into what many deem to be India's most sacred city our local team are on hand on to take you to the hotel.

Varanasi Ghats

Day 5: Varanasi

Abundant with temples and a labyrinth of streets, Varanasi is exciting, enticing and a city not to be missed. Early this morning we enjoy a boat ride on the River Ganges to view the sunrise and the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the ghats (riverside steps). Enjoy a tour of the city, with its numerous temples and wonderful historic feel; with time later to relax.

Bathers in the morning

Day 6: Varanasi - Lucknow

This morning an early rise for your drive to Lucknow. Along the way we are going to stop in Allahabad which has an abundance of Old temples and buildings that are a site to behold, you can also enjoy lunch here before driving onto Lucknow.

Day 7: Lucknow

Today with your guide you will spend all day visiting the many interesting places in this wonderful and historic city highlights will be Bara Imambara, The British Residency of Lucknow, Chattar Manzil, Jama Masjid, Rumi Darwaza, Clock Tower, Moti Mahal, Lakshmana Tila and Hussainabad Imambara.

Day 8: Lucknow - Gwalior

Today we continue on our way by car to the city of Gwalior. Along the way we make a stop in Kanpur where you will visit Massacre Ghat and learn all about the Cawnpore massacre during the Indian Mutiny/War of Independence/Rebellion of 1857. Here, we also visit an interesting British Raj Museum called Sanghralaya that has many old photos documenting the past. After some free time for lunch we continue the drive to Gwalior.

Mansingh Fort colours

Day 9: Gwalior

Spend a full day with our local expert guide exploring the city. The main highlight is sure to be Gwalior's huge fort that was constructed in the 15th century, a vast complex that encompasses several interesting temples, ruined palaces after we visit the deserted Man Singh Palace and its subterranean rooms is a definite highlight, as is learning from your guide about the innovative 15th century design features.

Jai Vilas Palace

Day 10: Gwalior

Today is at your leisure to explore the city we have included for you a driver and car at your disposal for use within city limits.

Day 11: Gwalior - Ranthambhore NP

This morning early we make our way into rural India to the Ranthambore National Park region. Arriving at your lodgings, we check-in, freshen up and then venture out for an evening game drive.

Tiger pug marks in the sand in Ranthambore National Park

Day 12: Ranthambhore NP

Today enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the national park to see the fantastic wildlife.

Antelope

Day 13: Ranthambhore NP - Ajabgarh

After our final morning game drive we will depart from this wonderful park hopefully having seen some of the elusive tigers. We will make our way to Amanbagh, a luxurious resort situated in rural india with nearby villages, old forts for you to explore.

Days 14-15: Ajabgarh

For today and tomorrow, sit back, relax and enjoy your gorgeous surroundings at Amanbagh.

The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 16: Ajabgarh

Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to Delhi Airport in time for your flight home.

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last updated - 20 Sep 2014 2:02 PM