Spiritual Varanasi Tour is a delightful experience that's going to be hard not to enjoy for a lifetime, with all its interesting tourist attractions that never lose their allure. The region encompasses all the different categories of tourism: culture and heritage, nature, rural tourism, and pilgrimages. The most popular tourist destinations in these parts are Delhi, the nation's capital; Jaipur, the Pink City; and Agra and Taj Mahal's timeless message of mortal love.
There is also Khajuraho, the Temple City of Kandariya, furnished with a profusion of sculptures that are among the greatest masterpieces of Indian art; and Varanasi, also known as Banaras or Kashi, one of the oldest living cities in the world, that has been on the banks of the Holy Ganges River for centuries.
These are just a few examples that show that you're going to be dazzled, no matter what North Indian kaleidoscope screen you're focused on.
Day 01: Delhi
Arrive New Delhi "Namaste" Assistance upon arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Delhi is the capital of India-Delhi is the seat of administration and the monuments which tell the history of the previous era to stand there. These symbols are a testimony to the greatness of the past and also an attraction for travelers. With a land area of 1483 miles. Kms, Delhi is all set to acquire full statehood. The charm of Delhi attracted emperors, conquerors and the poor alike. It is correctly said that Delhi is a land of' Dilwalas' or of people with souls. This expression acquires true color as they walk around the pathways of Delhi. Delhi— a door to the kaleidoscope in India.
Day 02: Delhi sightseeing
Morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi with a panoramic view of Red Fort (outside) and then visit Jama Masjid which is considered the biggest in India, Chandni Chowk-a typical bazaar with narrow lanes and traditional traders Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.
Afternoon tour of New Delhi exploring-Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb, India Gate, Parliament House, and Government Buildings.
Day 03: Delhi-Jaipur (260km/06hrs)
After breakfast, you will be driven to Jaipur to check-in at your hotel.
Jaipur is also referred to by its romantic nickname, "The Pink City because of the pink hue of its royal buildings. It boasts the Grand Amber Fort, the first royal residence of the Maharajas of Kachchwaha, and is also known for its beautiful handicrafts and jewels.
The afternoon sightseeing includes the City Palace, Jantar Mantar-Jai Singh Observatory, and Hawa Mahal or the Palace of the Winds, which, as you will find out, has very little to do with flatulence.
Day 04: Jaipur sightseeing
In the morning after breakfast, enjoy a private tour of the Amber Fort. Situated on a hill overlooking the city, this imposing structure was the old capital before the city of Jaipur was built. Ride on a decorated elephant to ascend the hill to the Castle, which is situated on different levels of the hillside and is guarded by a wall. The exterior of the fort is very imposing and rugged, whereas the inside is comforting and warm, influenced by both Hindu and Muslim ornamentation. On the walls are paintings depicting various hunting scenes, intricate carvings, mosaics, and minute mirror works that add majestic and imperial air to the halls.
Have you really felt that Indian clothes look distinctively elegant, but that you'd never be able to work out how to put them on? Ok, after this afternoon, that you are no longer going to have any excuses for not looking beautiful on the Indian way, as you're going to get an in-depth demonstration of bonding a saree (for women) or pagdi (for men).
Day 05: Jaipur-Agra (250km/05hrs) via Fatehpur Sikri
Today morning drive to Agra en-route visit to Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri: It was meant to be the great Emperor Akbar's glorious new capital city. Phantoms of ancient pomp and splendor fill this ghost of a town, a silent witness of a vanished vision.
Shortly after its completion, this majestic fortress was abandoned by an ambitious but somewhat myopic ruler due to a lack of adequate water supply. The marble tomb of "Salim Chisti" and "Bulland Durwaza," the highest gateway in the world, are some of the highlights of this interesting fortress. Agra is home to the world-famous Taj Mahal, best described as "marble poetry" because of its elegance, grace and exquisite craftsmanship. But this is not the only string to Agra's formidable longbow: there is a plethora of palaces and temples reminiscent of the Mughal days of glory.
Day 06: Agra
This morning then you really will finally see the magnificence of Taj Mahal (Closed Fridays) and Agra Fort for yourself, on a guided tour of these world wonders.
On its high marble base, the Taj Mahal stands serene and awe-inspiring by the banks of the Yamuna, referring to the timelessness of art and romance. The pure white marble shines gold in the warm moonlight; it shines brightly at dawn; and at the end of the day, the tawny, fiery shadow of the glorious sun shines. In memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the' Lady of the Taj,' Shahjahan built this monument. It is, without a doubt, the most extravagant monument ever built for love. The construction of the Taj began in 1631 and took 22 years to complete. Workers from all over the country and Central Asia have been recruited-about 20,000 have been recruited to translate this wild dream into a reality.
Among the other monuments that Agra is proud of is the Agra Fort, designed by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The building of this massive structure began in 1565, under Akbar, and continued until the time of his grandson, Shahjahan. Armed with wide double walls, lined with four gateways, the fortress houses palaces, courtyards, mosques, baths, gardens and elegant pavilions within its premises Among the fascinating structures to be found within the fort is the Jehangiri Mahal red sandstone designed by Akbar for his Hindu queen, Jodhabai. It was one of the first buildings to demonstrate the transformation of the fort from a military structure to a palace.
Day 07: Agra–Jhansi by Train & Jhansi –Khajuraho (173km/04hrs)
After breakfast in the morning, transfer to Agra Railway Station for the train to Jhansi. Upon arrival at Jhansi Railway Station, drive to Khajura. In the morning, get ready to let go of your mouth, take your breath away, and blow your mind to the Western, Eastern, and Southern Temples.
Khajura was once the capital of a mighty Hindu dynasty called the candelas. All the 85 temples of Khajura, famous for their erotic sculptures, were built by these exhilarating rulers.
Day 08: Khajuraho-Varanasi by Flight
Transfer to Khajuraho airport for the morning flight to Varanasi. On arrival, you will transfer you to your hotel; on this day, you will visit Sarnath and the Ashoka pillar.
Day 09: Varanasi
Today, you will find that taking a sunrise boat ride on the Holy Ganges is worth all the trouble, as you'll be able to watch the glorious sunrise and experience religious activity in the bathing ghats and temples on the banks of a Holy River.
After that, go back to the hotel and have dinner. Later on, take a tour of Varanasi, where you will visit the Banaras Hindu University and the temples.
In the afternoon, a rickshaw drives through the old town and in the evening observes the evening ritual of the Aarti on the Ganges River.
Day 10: Varanasi – Delhi Flight
This morning transfer to Varanasi Airport to Delhi. Where you will board your international flight back home.
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