Varanasi Holidays

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Hello and welcome to India. Upon arrival you will be met by our local representatives and transferred to your accommodation. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Delhi.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi

Today you will enjoy a half day guided city tour of the city. The tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; drive past the Red Fort continuing to the Jama Masjid by bicycle rickshaws, one of Asia 's largest mosques. This afternoon is free for you to keep exploring on your own. Want to continue the sightseeing? Check out our Enhance Options. Overnight Delhi.

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur

Leaving Delhi you travel by road to Rajasthan and its capital the Pink city of Jaipur. Upon arrival check into your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure wandering the local street. Overnight Jaipur.

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 4: 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 riding on an elephant! The afternoon is free to do as you will. Why not check out our Enhance options for some more touring ideas. Overnight Jaipur.

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 5: Jaipur - Ranthambhore NP

Saying good bye to the Pink City you will travel by road to Ranthambore National Park which is one of the largest national parks in northern India. Overnight Ranthambore National Park.

Tiger pug marks in the sand in Ranthambore National Park

Day 6: Ranthambhore NP

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Shared Canter in the national park. 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. Overnight Ranthambore.


Day 7: Ranthambhore NP - Agra

After one last game drive this morning you are transferred to the home of the might Taj Mahal in Agra today. En Route visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. The deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after fifteen years due to scarcity of water. Overnight - Agra

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 8: Agra - Varanasi

After breakfast we head out to view the magnificent Taj Mahal. Enjoy your own time to explore and a guided tour of this once powerful Moghul emperor’s monument to love. Later we visit Agra fort built under the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565 that contains numerous palaces and a white marble mosque and the Baby Taj. This evening board your overnight train to the Holy City of Varanasi. Overnight Train.

Varanasi Ghats

Day 9: Varanasi

Good morning and welcome to Varanasi. Upon arrival you will be met by our local representatives and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the morning at your leisure. Later this afternoon enjoy a city tour of this City. Overnight Varanasi.

Bathers in the morning

Day 10: Varanasi

This morning, we enjoy a sunrise boat ride on the holy Ganges where we’ll view the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the many riverbank ghats (riverside steps). Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Prefer more touring? Check out our Enhance Options. Overnight Varanasi.

Sunrise on the Holy Ganges in Varanasi

Days 11-13: Varanasi - Goa

Today you are transferred to the airport for your flight down to Goa via Mumbai. Enjoy the next couple of days soaking up the sun as you enjoy it at your leisure. Overnight Goa.

Se Cathedral

Day 14: Goa - Kochi

Saying good bye to the sands and beaches of Goa you are transferred back to the airport in time for your flight to Kochi. Upon arrival into Kochi you will be transferred to the your hotel. Enjoy the rest of leisure. Overnight Kochi.

Kathakali Dancer

Day 15: Kochi

This commercial city, also called “The Queen of the Arabian Sea” is famous for its exquisite designer Gold Jewelry. The Indian Navy, the Port and the Airport share the largely man-made Willingdon Island. The touring today includes the visit to Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese for a local King in 1555 A.D. The famous Jew Street, a cul-de-sac leading to the beautiful Parsi Synagogue built in 1568. A walking tour of Fort Cochin will take you through the streets still graced with traces of Portuguese, Dutch & British colonial architecture, including a few old trading factories, the only ones still standing anywhere in the world. Today enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of this city. Overnight Kochi.

Jewish Market

Day 16: Kochi

As a major port city on the west coast of India Enjoy today at your leisure exploring in the hustle and bustle of this city. Overnight Kochi.

Sunset at Fort Kochi

Day 17: Kochi

Sadly your time with us has come to an end as you are transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight to your next destination.

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last updated - 27 Jan 2015 3:11 PM