Taj Mahal & Ganges Valley tour
Allahabad travel information guide
Tour Duration : 12 days / 11 nights
Tour Destination : Delhi / Jaipur / Agra / Orchha / Khajuraho / Allahabad / Varanasi / Delhi
Destination Information
This tour makes you discover the Golden Triangle of North India comprising cities of Delhi – Jaipur – Agra, which are major tourism cities of North India. Then it will take you to the journey towards the Ganges valley with is emblematic sites like Orchha, temples of Kamasutra and the city of Varanasi.

  • Itinerary
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  • Day 1 : Day 1 : Arrival in Delhi or in evening (according to your flight schedule).

    Delhi – It is Capital city of India, with a population around 20 million, every corner of Delhi has its own attractions, whether old part of the city, or new delhi, more commonly known as Lutyens Delhi , where still imperial style Buildings can be seen. Its monuments of mughal era and beginning of Muslim age in india are remarkable. Monuments like Qutub minar and Humayun Tomb are already in the world heritage list of monuements. Thus, Delhi is rich in terms of tourism and it offers large variety including its cuisine which can be experienced in its different quarters famous for different delicacies.

  • Day 2 : Day 2 : Delhi / Jaipur:

    Drive to Jaipur. Check in to hotel in Jaipur and visit Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). In the evening, explore the old town also known as the "Pink City", and visit the temple of Laxminarayan.
    Mandawa is a small principality in Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, which was once a rich centre for trade and commerce as the region was a highlight of Silk route. There was commerce and trade in the region, due to which, the region was popular amond the merchants coming from far east regions, and it gave the opportunity to the region to flourish and grow. Thus , still we find luxurious houses or more commonly known as Havelis in the region, decorated with mural paintings depicting life style and mentality of people in early 19th Century.

  • Day 3 : Day 3 : Jaipur:

    Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan founded by the astronomer king Jai Singh II between 1688 and 1743. Visit the Amber Fort and climb the fort on elephant back or by foot / Jeep. In the afternoon, visit the Astronomical Observatory (Jantar Mantar) and City Palace. Walk in the bazaars of the "Pink City" and discover its historical markets.
    Jaipur is capital city of Rajasthan, also known as Pink city of India, famous for its sprawling markets and lively people. On each corner of the city, you will find some attrations, thus markets specialised in jewellery, statues, clothes, spices and everything that you can think of. The city attracts thousands of visitors from far horizons, and keep the hustle bustle of this 18th Century city going on. Major attractions of the city are Amber fort, then adding charm to it, there is city palace and astronomical observatory founded by Raja Sawai Jai Singh, commonly known as Jantar Mantar which is among Unesco’s World heritage list.

  • Day 4 : Day 4 : Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra:

    Drive to Agra. En route visit the walled city of Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar between 1571 and 1585. On arrival check in to hotel. Visit the Agra Fort, one of the most beautiful Mughal style forts built by Akbar in 1565 and enlarged by his grandson Shah Jahan. In the evening visit the bazaars of the city of Agra.
    Agra is the city of Taj – which means light, and still Tajmahal is spreading its lights in the world, which is busy in different quarrels and disputes. It teaches them a lesson, that only love is eternal, rest is all, going to be diminish one day. This charming building attracts millions of tourists from all over the world, and is signature building of India. Apart from this, there are monuments like Red fort, Akbar’s tomb and Sikandara, and Itmad ud daula showing great history and grandeur of mughal era.

  • Day 5 : Day 5 : Agra / Gwalior / Orchha :

    Early morning visit Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Built at the request of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a tribute to his beloved wife, its construction has mobilized more than 20,000 workers and artisans from around the world. Back to the hotel for breakfast then depart for Orchha. En route visit the fort of Gwalior. Check in to hotel and visit the legendary city of Orchha in the evening.
    Orchha is a small village located, near Jhansi, which is famous for its Bundelkhandi tradition. It is located on the banks of Betwa river. Its rustic atmosphere, gives tourist an attraction, which is unexplained. Once a tourist come to Orchha, he is drained in the magic of Orchha. Famous tourist attractions of orchha include Jehangir mahal, Bir Singh palace, Raja ram temple and Laxmi temple.

  • Day 6 : Day 6 : Orchha / Khajuraho:

    Visit the palaces of Orchha, Jahangir Palace, Raja Mahal etc., then departure for Khajuraho. Check in to hotel. Visit the temples of Kamasutra. In the evening, explore the city of Khajuraho.
    Khajuraho is also a world famous site on Unesco’s world heritage list, famous for its temples of Kamasutra. These temples dating to 11th century, are exquisite examples of indian art and culture, and progressive indian society during 11th Century. The Eastern and western clusters of Temples are worth visiting, in this small city, which has almost every facility and wide range of hotels and guest houses.

  • Day 7 : Day 7 : Khajuraho / Allahabad:

    Departure for Allahabad. Check in to hotel and then visit the temple of Patalpuri. In the evening, visit Sangam (confluence of three sacred rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati River) and its ghats.
    Allahabad is also one of the most important of city in Uttar Pradesh, known for its famous Triveni sangam, and Patal puri temple. The city witnessed the birth of famous Indian leader – Pandit Jawahar lal nehru, who was first prime minister of India.

  • Day 8 : Day 8 : Allahabad / Chunar / Varanasi:

    Drive to Chunar and then transfer by boat till Varanasi. Passage on the Ganges through picturesque villages. Upon arrival, welcome by our representative and check in to hotel. In the evening, visit the religious ceremony on the Ganges.
    Varanasi is one of the oldest cities of the world, situated on the banks of holy river Ganga since ages. The city as several attractions, and most important being it is a living civilisation, and it gives sharp focus image of Hindu Culture and traditions. There is famous Kashi vishwanath temple in old city, near ghats. It is also known for its Benares Hindu university and Sarnath temple and Stupa, which is about 15 kms from the main city.

  • Day 9 : Day 9 : Varanasi:

    Early morning boat ride on the Ganges to see life waking - up on ghats of the Ganges and then back to the hotel for breakfast. During the day, visit the Buddhist temple and museum in Sarnath, visiting Manikarnika ghats (cremation) Dasahwamedha (purification) of Varanasi. In the evening, visit the ancient city of Varanasi, the Chowk and bazaars.

  • Day 10 : Day 10 : Varanasi / Delhi (by flight):

    Transfer to Varanasi airport to board flight for Delhi. Welcome by our local representative and transfer to hotel. In the evening, visit of India Gate.

  • Day 11 : Day 11 : Delhi:

    Delhi, capital of India, an ancient, medieval and modern city. Visit of Old Delhi: visit the largest mosque in India, the Jama Masjid, and the bustling markets of Chandni Chowk. In the afternoon, visit the Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar.

  • Day 12 : Day 12 : Delhi / Return:

    Transfer to the airport for the return flight.

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