Agra Fort in India

Lucknow & Varanasi Trip

TIN15: 11 Days Private Tour of Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Lucknow - Varanasi - Delhi
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi Airport, our representative will meet you at the arrival hall and then transfer you to your hotel by our comfortable vehicle. After check-in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own for the following holiday package from Delhi.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Crown Plaza New Delhi Rohin
Day 2 Delhi
Your morning India tour from Delhi starts with Raj Ghat - a black marble tomb built to commemorate the Father of India, Mahatma Gandhi. Then your driver will take you to Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India constructed from white marbles and red sandstones. After that, we will drive by the Red Fort, the largest royal palace in India, which mixes Islamic style with architectural features of the Mughal Empire (1526 - 1857). Afterwards, we will take a rickshaw to visit Chandni Chowk - a famous wholesale market in Delhi where you can truly feel the local people's interesting lifestyle. 

In the afternoon, you will be taken to see one of the most excellent Sikh house of worship - Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, built in 1783 by the eighth Sikh Guru. Next we head to Humayun's Tomb, which is more like a beautiful garden blending Islamic and Hindu cultures, followed by a visit to the highest brick tower in the world, Qutub Minar. You will then have a tour of the India Gate built to commemorate Indian soldiers who died in World War I. On our way back to your hotel, we will enjoy the splendor of Parliament House, President's House and other Government Secretarial Buildings from outside. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini
Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
The magnificent Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar, Delhi
Qutub Minar
Day 3 Delhi - Jaipur by Car(4-5 Hour Drive)
Drive to Jaipur by private car & check in at your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. (B)
After breakfast we drive to Jaipur. Known as "Pink City", Jaipur is one of most famous tourist cities in India. On arrival we will check in at your hotel. The rest of the day can be spent visiting the colorful bazaars of Jaipur at your own leisurely pace.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre
Day 4 Jaipur
Amber Fort, Maharaja City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Birla Temple. (B)
We will begin our ascent of the Amer Fort by walking, riding an elephant, or taking a jeep. Built of milky white, light yellow, rosy and pure white stones, the fort resembles a giant piece of amber from a distance. After a quick stop at Jal Mahal for photos, you will be guided to tour the Maharaja City Palace which exhibits both Indian and Islamic designs. Nowadays it is a museum full of interesting collections of the imperial family, including costumes, treasures and various weapons. We will also see Jantar Mantar - the largest ancient astronomical observatory in India, and Hawa Mahal - a pink sandstone palace that we can admire from the outside. Today's holiday package from Delhi ends at the Birla Temple, a white marble temple complex dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.

Meals: Breakfast
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Amber Fort
Maharaja City Palace, Jaipur
Maharaja City Palace
Day 5 Jaipur - Abhaneri - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra by Car (5-6 Hour)
Drive to Agra by private car. En route visit Chand Baori in Abhaneri & Fatehpur Sikri. (B)
After breakfast, we will move to the next destination - Agra. En-route we stop to visit Chand Baori in Abhaneri (with no guide) and the ancient town Fatehpur Sikri. Baoris, the stairwells capable of storing rainwater, make Abhaneri a popular destination of the Golden Triangle packages. Among them Chandi Baori is the biggest and deepest one with a history of over 1,000 years. Our next stop - Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO Heritage site, is a masterpiece of Hindu and Islamic styles. Inside Fatehpur Sikri, you will see many distinctive temples and a grand imperial palace. Upon arrival in Agra, we will help you check into your hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Agra MG Road
Day 6 Agra
Visit Taj Mahal at sunrise, Agra Fort. (B)
The itinerary of today's India tour from Delhi includes the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Early in the morning, we will appreciate the Taj Mahal with sunrise. This white marble mausoleum is a typical building combining Islamic and Indian designs and flaunts the beauty of symmetry. The Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of King Shah Jahan of Mughal Empire, was buried there. After, we proceed to Agra Fort, aka the Red Fort (built from sandstone), has been around for over 400 years, and consists of numerous palaces, buildings, halls, high towers, and mosques. You will not only admire the amazing structures, but also learn about the history of the Mughal Empire from your guide. The rest of the day is free for your own arrangements. 

Meals: Breakfast
Taj Mahal, Agra
The gorgeous mausoleum in Taj Mahal
Day 7 Agra - Lucknow by Car (6-7 Hour)
Drive to Lucknow by private car & check in at your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)
In the morning, we will transfer to Lucknow by a private drive. En-route we will make stopovers at your request. Upon arrival in Lucknow, your driver will help you check into your hotel. Then you can hang out in this ancient city on your own leisurely pace. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Fortune Park BBD, Lucknow
Day 8 Lucknow
Lucknow Residency, Sadat Ali & Begum Tombs (drive by), Chatar Manzil (drive by), Asifi Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, Asfi Mosque, Husainabad Clock Tower, Husainabad Imambara, Satkhanda. (B)
Lucknow, the home of North Indian classical music and dance, is famous for its farming methods and gentle etiquette culture. After breakfast, we start off our Lucknow city tour with the Lucknow Residency, once the residence of the British Resident General. Enjoying the beauty of Indo-Syrian-style Sadat Ali & Begum Tombs and the Umbrella Palace - Chatar Manzil from outside, we then go to Asifi Imambara, the world's largest hall without any concrete walls, pillars, or beams made of wood or iron. Here we will also see Rumi Darwaza (the Turkish Gate) and the Asfi Mosque. Next we proceed to the Husainabad Complex. After admiring the tallest clock tower in Asia - the Husainabad Clock Tower, we venture into the Husainabad Imambara built in 1840 as a congregation hall for Shia Muslims. Last attraction today is Satkhanda, whose architectural designs were inspired by the Leaning Tower of Pisa. 

Meals: Breakfast
Day 9 Lucknow to Varanasi by Car(6-7 Hour)
Drive to Varanasi & check in at your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure. Watch the Ganga Aarti in the evening. (B)
In the morning we will set off for Varanasi by a private car. Stopovers are available at your request. After checking into your hotel, you are free to explore this sacred city in the afternoon. We will take you to watch the ancient ceremony - the Ganga Aarti in the evening. The skillful combination of light, saffron and choreography will be a spectacle. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi
Day 10 Varanasi
Boat ride on the River Ganges, Manikarnika and Harishchandra ghats. Visit Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University, Mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangazeb. Afternoon drive to Sarnath & visit buried Buddhist city. (B)
After an early breakfast, you will be taken for an enjoyable boat ride on the River Ganges, also known as the Holy River or Mother River by Hindus. During the ride, you will see two famous crematoriums beside the river: Manikarnika and Harishchandra ghats, which are regarded as the final destination of the Hindus' pilgrimage. Then we head to some famous Hindu temples including Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple (the Monkey Temple) and Tulsi Manas Mandir. We will also visit the Art Gallery in the Banaras Hindu University. Afterwards, we drive to the Sarnath, one of the four holy Buddhist sites in ancient India. The ruins, stupas, Buddhist temples and the Sarnarth Museum will lead you to know more about Buddhism. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi
River Ganges, Varanasi
Local people bath in River Ganges
River Ganges, Varanasi
The landscape of River Ganges
Day 11 Varanasi - Delhi by Flight & Departure from Delhi
See you off by flight to Delhi. Arrange your own transfer at Delhi airport. A nice journey home! (B)
Our 11 days India tour package comes to an end today. In the morning, we will escort you to Varanasi Airport for your flight to Delhi and bid farewell. We wish you a pleasant journey home!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Economy class flight of Varanasi - Delhi
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Service of English speaking guides for the city tours mentioned
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • 2 bottles drinking water per person per day & wet tissues in vehicle
  • All presently applicable taxes
Price Excludes
  • International flight into and out Delhi
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fees & camera fees
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