Classic India with Varanasi

New Delhi | Agra | Jaipur | Varanasi

Explore the highlight of India including Varanasi (the City of Light), where you will experience the culture, Hindu Methodology, find out the beautiful places with  Indian architecture

Level
Luxury $3,500
VIP $5,000
Season
October – March
Duration
7 Days 6 Nights
Theme
Couple / Group Friend
Product Code
SB003_1290

The Highlights of the Journey

  • Experiences both sunrise and sunset in a World of Heritage by UNESCO, Taj Mahal
  • Explore the capital of the Mughal Empire, Fatehpur Sikri
  • VIP Tour at City Palace Jaipur, include the Blue room and Glass room
  • Witness the chief attraction of Varanasi that is the grand Aarti Ceremony held on the banks of Ganges

 

**Rates are per person based on USD and 2 people traveling together

Day 1 - 2

New Delhi | 1 Nights

The plain area to the west of the Yamuna River, where Delhi lies today, has been a centre of civilization for millennia. Indraprastha, the city of the Pandavas, is mentioned in the 3,000-year-old Mahabharata Hindu text, a city sited where the Old Fort now stands. Delhi is a city of metamorphosis in terms of physical buildings, people, and culture from the early Hindu rulers to Islam. There was a succession of Islamic dynasties, reaching their zenith with the architectural wonders of the Mughals, and in particular Shah Jahan, builder of the Red Fort and Jama Masjid. His city, Shahjahanabad, is today’s Old Delhi with its tangled, intoxicating streets and bazaars

Day 2 - 3

Agra | 1 Nights

Leaving New Delhi and Depart to Agra, 205 Kms/ a drive of over 4 hours. Start the journey with visit Agra Fort, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The foundation for the Fort was laid by Emperor Akbar in 1565. The high red stone monument stretches for around 2.5 Kms, dominating a bend in the river Yamuna north-west of the Taj Mahal. The palace is notable for its smooth blending of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. The Diwan-i-Am (the hall of public audiences), the Diwan-i-Khas (the Hall of Private Audience), the Khas Palace (the private palace was used by the Emperor as a sleeping chamber), the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors), the Shah Jahani Mahal (Shahjahan’s Palace), Jahangiri Mahal (Jahangir’s Palace) and the Akbari Mahal (Akbar’s palace) are the fascinating palaces inside the fort. From the rear of Diwan-i-Khas, a door leads to Mussaman Burj, a two-story pavilion, where Shahjahan was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb in his old age. From here he caught the last glimpses of the Taj Mahal before he died.

Evening and an early morning visit to the Taj Mahal, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for a beautiful romantic view of the Taj Mahal at sunset and the sun rises. Experiences a different feeling. The sheer symmetry and geometry of the monument will mesmerize you, apart from the intricate patterns found in the arches, towers, and inlays of the Taj come into focus as you get closer and closer to the monument.

Day 3 - 5

Jaipur | 2 Nights

Depart by your vehicle for Jaipur, 230 Kms/a drive of 4 ½ hours. Enroute you will visit Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid.  

Arrived in Jaipur visit one of the fascinating forts of India in the old city of Amer. Arrive at the Amer hill and as you drive through the narrow winding road through the village of Amer, you arrive at a small clearing. Here we stop to visit the 16th Century Heera Panna stepwell.

Then Proceed with the sightseeing tour of the city, visiting the City Palace, with a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal. This five-storied building along the main street of the old city is in pink splendor with semi-octagonal and delicate honey-combed sandstone windows. Visit the Mubarak Mahal (Welcome Palace), built in the late 19th century for Maharaja Madho Singh II as a reception center for visiting dignitaries. Lastly, visit the Pitam Niwas Chowk & Chandra Mahal. Here four glorious gates represent the seasons, the Peacock Gate depicts autumn, the Lotus Gate signifies summer, the Green Gate represents spring, and finally, the Rose Gate embodies winter. 

We include an exclusive tour: visit to the private chamber of the city palace. During the visit to the private chamber, you will visit the blue room and the glass room and it will be a private tour for you. You will also be given a glass of Indian Champagne.

Day 5 - 6

Varanasi | 1 Nights

Varanasi is also known as Kashi (The city of Light) and it keeps so much importance in Hindu mythology because it is considered as the abode of Shiva: Mahadeva (Supreme God, according to Vedas).

To arrive in Varanasi you need to take a flight from Jaipur, the duration will be 1 hour 35 minutes.

The journey begins with an excursion to Sarnath (30 minutes drive from Varanasi)  you will explore the city of Sarnath and enjoy the Ganges boat ride and take a holy dip in river Ganga and explore the Ghats. Witness the chief attraction of Varanasi that is the grand Aarti Ceremony held on the banks of Ganges.

It also experiences the exclusive boat ride across the Ganges, with a great view of the animated culture and beliefs of the Hindu people. Accompanied by an expert guide, set off at dawn, as the sun rises above the vast horizon, painting the pale and pastel-colored sky with streaks of rich amber and red. Marvel at the masses of colorfully dressed, devout pilgrims as they wade into the depths of the Ganges, immersing themselves as they perform their daily ablutions and religious devotions. Listen to the melodic tunes of the musicians on board, from sitar players to flutists and table performers, as they awaken the rest of the city, evoking a purely sensory experience that fully compliments the awe-inspiring visual scenes and followed by a sightseeing tour of the city.

Day 7

New Delhi | 1 Nights

Begin your tryst with Delhi – a city of sheer contrasts. From the spacious and planned streets of New Delhi, built as the imperial capital of India by the British, to action-packed Old Delhi, the former capital of the Mughals, Delhi is perhaps one of the best examples in the world where the ‘old’ meets the ‘new’.

We begin our sightseeing tour with a visit to the Jama Masjid. After this, we take a Rickshaw ride through the by-lanes of the old walled city and pass by the imposing walls of the Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years, until 1856. Constructed in 1639 by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the palace of his fortified capital Shahjahanabad. Also visit Qutub Minar, one of the finest Islamic structures ever raised in India. Once the defining landmark of Delhi, it is still standing tall with its graceful lines and staggering height, as well as the many monuments in the complex surrounding.