Soul of India

from $1030
Duration:
8 Days / 7 Nights
Type:
Private Tour
Run:
Everyday

Visit the best tourist destinations across India. Explore one of the most incredible places on Earth filled with colors, sights, and culture. Visit three of India spectacular cities: Delhi, Agra and Jaiour. Embark with the beauty of Taj Mahal, visit the famous monuments of Jaipur, and explore the magnificence of Agra! Then head to Varanasi and discover the sites of Bharat Mata (temple of Mother India), the Durga Temple and the New Vishwanatha Temple.

Included:
  • All transfers / tours and excursions by one AC chauffeur driven vehicle
  • Accommodation at listed hotels in Twin / Double sharing basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Delhi at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Jaipur at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 1 Night accommodation in Agra at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 1 Night accommodation in Delhi at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 1 Night accommodation in Varanasi at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • Boat ride (common boat) on River Ganges, Varanasi  (Subject to water level)
  • One bottle of mineral water will be provided on a daily basis on vehicle
  • Facilitator for assistance on initial arrival and final departure
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur (Subject to availability)
  • Demonstration of Carpet weaving and block printing in Jaipur
  • Demonstration of Gem-cutting and polishing in Jaipur
  • Demonstration of Marble craftsmanship in Agra
  • Saree draping demonstration in Jaipur
  • Sightseeing as per package details
  • Garlanding upon arrival in India
  • Entrance fee of Monuments
  • Heena application in Agra
  • Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi
  • English speaking local guides
  • All presently applicable taxes
Excluded:
  • Meals at hotels except those listed in above inclusions
  • Airfares for the sectors Delhi/Varanasi /Delhi
  • Camera and Video Camera Charges
  • International Airfares
  • Personal spendings
Itinerary:
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Day 1: Delhi Arrival

Upon arrival in New Delhi, you will be met by your guide and you will be transferred to the hotel to check in. Spend the remainder of the day to enjoy.

Day 2: Delhi Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, start on your guided tour of New Delhi and visit Humayun’s Tomb (1586), the Qutub Minar 72 meters high and one of the most perfect towers in the Persian world. Proceed with a drive through Embassy area, the Government buildings (1921-1930) and Connaught Place, the heart of the capital and the main shopping district there.

Afterwards, cross the city and into the walled gates of the Old city to visit the Jamma Mosque (1650). The highlight of this tour would be a ride on cycle rickshaws. This is a magnificent way to picture the hustle and bustle as well as the color of the narrow winding streets bursting with people. Walk through the fabled area of Chandni Chowk (aptly translates to Moonlight Square) to explore the shops on pavements where wares of all description are sold.

Visit the Red Fort (1639-1648 built by Shah Jahan the builder of the Taj Mahal in Agra) and view the inlaid and carved Royal Chambers, on to Raj Ghat and nearby ghats where the founder of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi and thereafter Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were cremated.

Optional: Later enjoy Food Tour in Old Delhi.


Overnight stay.

Day 3: Jaipur Arrival

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, depart to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Spend the day at leisure to enjoy and explore the city.

Day 4: Jaipur Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Start by visiting Amber Fort, the former capital of the royal Jaipurs. Passing through the ancient main gate where Maharajas of Jaipur have entered for four hundred years, you will ride up to this hilltop palace on a caparisoned, painted elephant. Then visit the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds. It is a five-storied structure of pink sandstone with semi-Octagonal honeycombed windows, overlooking the main street of the old city. It was built in 1799 for the veiled royal women to peer down without being seen by the world.

Later in the afternoon, proceed on a tour to visit the City Palace and Observatory. The City Palace, located in the heart of the old city, is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Afterwards, visit the Solar Observatory which is an astronomical treasure house with solar device that gives accurate predictions till date. Also, visit the temple of Govind Dev Ji.

Day 5: Agra Arrival

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, drive to Agra. Stop at deserted capital city of Fatehpur Sikri. Continue to Agra. Upon arrival, check in to hotel. In the evening, visit Mehtab Bagh. The Moonlight Garden is an extension of the Taj Mahal Garden, on the other side of the river.

Day 6: Continuing Agra

At Dawn, visit Taj Mahal to witness the magical effects on this brilliant white marble building cause by the reflections of the changing colors of the rising Sun. Later on, return back to the hotel for breakfast. After a leisurely breakfast, ride to the massive Agra Fort. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to the hotel and check in.

Day 7: Varanasi Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. In the early morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and check in. Later on, visit several temples and the Hindu University at Benares. Stop at the Bharat Mata (temple of Mother India), next, stop at the Durga Temple. Visit The university, which occupies a large area of land at the southern end of town; it is also home to the New Vishwanatha Temple.

Afternoon, take a short trip to the Buddhist city of Sarnath. In the evening, visit the ghats of Varanasi to witness the performance of Ganges Aarti. Enjoy a special evening cruise on the Ganges. Witness the Hindu devotees while performing the "Puja," with lighted lamps.

Day 8: Final Departure

At dawn, visit the sacred Ganges and take a boat ride. At dawn, there are hundreds of worshippers that can be seen bathing in the sacred waters. Proceed to downstream at a leisurely pace, you would be pointed out the significant temples and buildings as well as the changing architectural style.

Dock the boat at Manikarnika (Cremation) Ghat. Next, set off on foot to explore the inner of the city. Walk through the homes, the shops and even the cattle that have not changed over the centuries. Afternoon, transfer to the airport to board your flight back to New Delhi and connect to your international flight for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end.

Accommodation :

Golden Accommodation

 

  • Vivanta By Taj Dwarka / New Delhi
  • Trident Jaipur / Jaipur
  • Trident Agra / Agra 
  • Vivanta By Taj Dwarka / New Delhi 
  • Ramada Plaza JHV / Varanasi 
April-Sep
$ 1030 Per Person in Double Room
$ 1640 One Person travelling alone
Oct-Mar
$ 1225 Per Person in Double Room
$ 2000 One Person travelling alone

Diamond Accommodation

 

  • Le Meridien New Delhi / New Delhi
  • ITC Rajputana a Luxury Collection Hotel / Jaipur
  • ITC Mughal a Luxury Collection Hotel / Agra
  • Le Meridien New Delhi / New Delhi
  • Radisson Hotel Varanasi / Varanasi 
April-Sep
$ 1170 Per Person in Double Room
$ 2160 One Person Travelling Alone
Oct-Mar
$ 1485 Per Person in Double Room
$ 2525 One Person Travelling Alone
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