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Taj Mahal with Sacred Ganges

Duration

10 Nights / 11 Days

Places Covered

Delhi - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Delhi

Overview

Taj Mahal with Sacred Ganges

Our Taj Mahal and Sacred Ganges Tour delivers great value for money along with convenience, comfort and a great holiday experience. It is here that a Hindu tries to make it at least once in his lifetime and take a dip in this holy water, believing to get deliverance from his sins and moksha or liberation from the vicious cycle of life and death. In this 11 days sacred Ganges with Taj Mahal tour we visits the most iconic historical sites that India has to offer, starting off exploring the capital city of Delhi and including a visit to the Taj Mahal and a cruise on the River Ganges. You can modify this tour to your requirements, add another tour from our website and get your holidays customized the way you want.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi

Begin your tour. Arrive into Delhi Welcome to Vardhman's "Taj Mahal With Sacred Ganges"!On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Relax for a while and later proceed for the sightseeing of Delhi.Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.Proceed on a tour of the city, which includes the main attraction like Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 2 Delhi -Jodhpur -Jaisalmer

Early morning transfer for flight to Jodhpur. Reach and proceed to Jaisalmer by surface. Later proceed on a city tour of Jaisalmer.City tour of JaisalmerVisit the famous forts & Havelies.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 3 Jaisalmer-Jodhpur

This morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur. On arrival check into your hotel. Later proceed on a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur - gateway to the desert beyond, home of the Rathores of Marwar, visit the Mehrangarh Fort, rising up a hilly scarp, built on the advice of a hermit, overlooking the city in the image of a long sentinel. Inside the Fort are a number of palaces added by successive rulers. In this palace you would see different miniature paintings & cradle room. After this you would visit Jaswant Thada Memoria.Visit the museum of UMAID BHAWAN PALACE.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 4 Jodhpur-Udaipur

Proceed to Udaipur this morning after breakfast at the hotel.On arrival check into your hotel. Rest of the day at Leisure.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 5 Udaipur

City tour of UdaipurVisit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki Bari (Queen resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum)
Overnight : Hotel

Day 6 Udaipur - Jaipur

This morning drive to Jaipur & transfer to hotel.Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 7 Jaipur

Breakfast will be at hotel. City tour of JaipurThis morning you will experience the wonders of this magicial pink city, as you proceed on a tour of Amber fort. Later visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glitterning with mirrors, Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds and through the rose pink residential and business areas of Jaipur.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 8 Jaipur-Fatehpur Sikri-Agra

This morning after breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort in the outskirts of Jaipur. You can enjoy Elephant ride ascent to the fort.

AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. Later drive to the Romatic city of Taj Mahal-Agra.

AGRA: Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire - giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat {seat of the Emperor}. Today a visitor to Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, and that irresistible charm that this favorite city of the Mughals still retains. It is not surprising, that modern Agra still reflects its Mughal heritage most conspicuously. A walk down the narrow bustling streets of the city will introduce the visitor to the wafting aroma of Mughlai cuisine. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur. Also visit the Buland Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world.

Continue towards Agra and reach by the evening. Check into the hotel and relax for the remaining part of the day.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 9 Agra -Varanasi

Early in the morning visit Taj Mahal (closed on every Friday).Return to the hotel for breakfast.

TAJ MAHAL: Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from it's stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen. Later proceed on a city tour of Agra. Visit Agra Fort, Itmadullah's tomb

AGRA FORT - Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. Visit Itmadullah's Tomb built by Empress NOOR JEHAN in memory of her father (The interiors of which are considered better than the Taj).

Later in the evening transfer to Agra Cant Railway station to catch overnight train for Varanasi.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 10 Varanasi

Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel by our representative. Varanasi is the World's most ancient living city. Sunrise on the riverfront, as seen from a boat, can be spiritually uplifting sight. Crowded with temples, and its labyrinth of streets, the city attracts the maximum number of tourists. The religious capital of Hinduism, Varanasi is the carpet-manufacturing place of India. It was previously known as Kashi - the city that illuminates. The present name is derived from the fact that the city is at the confluence of the rivers Varuna and Asi. Relax for a while and later proceed on a city tour of Varanasi.Sightseeing tour of the City visiting the Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in Marble, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University, which has an art gallery and the mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangazeb, built on the site of an ancient Hindu Temple. A walk through the old centre ("golden" temple, ghats...), Bharat mata temple, Kashi Viswanath temple.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 11 Varanasi-Delhi

Half day Excursion to SARNATH. Sarnath - 5 miles out of Varanasi for a day excursion: One of the holiest Buddhist sites in the world, where Buddha preached his first Sermon in 590 BC. Witness the ruins of a once flourishing Buddhist monastery and then visit a fine Museum which houses an excellent collection of Buddhist art and sculptures found at the site.

Later in the afternoon transfer to airport to catch flight for Delhi. Reach Delhi and transfer to Delhi International airport (by Shuttle service available at the airport) to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of your "Taj Mahal With Sacred Ganges" tour escorted by Vardhman Vacations.


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