Best of North India Tour
Make your trip to North India exceptional by riding a boat along the banks of the Mother Ganges as you gaze in wonderment at the city walls of Varanasi and see the enthralling “Ganga Arti” in the evening, peer into the veils of the past as you explore the grounds of Taj Mahal, witness the temples of Khajuraho, excursion to Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace in Jaipur, visit Fatehpur Sikri en route to Jaipur, and finally, visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and monuments in Delhi.
- Battery Van ride or Tonga ride (subject to permission) from parking to Taj Mahal entry gate
- 2 Nights accommodation in Delhi at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
- 1 Night accommodation in Varanasi at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
- 1 Night accommodation in Khajuraho at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
- 2 Nights accommodation in Agra at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
- 2 Nights accommodation in Jaipur at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
- Enjoy Jeep ride / Elephant ride to climb up to Amber Fort , Jaipur
- Accommodation at listed hotels in Twin / Double sharing basis
- Facilitator for assistance on initial arrival and final departure
- Demonstration of Carpet weaving and block printing in Jaipur
- Enjoy paddle Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, Delhi
- English speaking local guides as per the program
- Demonstration of Marble craftsmanship in Agra
- 1 Bottled mineral water during long drives
- Monument entrance fee and permits
- Garlanding upon arrival in India
- Shoe covers at the Taj Mahal
- Monument entrance fees
- All applicable taxes
- Beverages with meals
- Entry visa to India
- Travel insurance
- Personal spendings
- Any optional tours
Day 1: New Delhi Arrival
Upon your arrival in Delhi, you will be Greeted and Escorted by our Memphis Tours Executive to your Hotel and then check in.
Delhi is a city waiting to be explored.
Day 2: Delhi City Tour
After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Your North India Tour Package will start from Delhi.
First, you will see the Red Fort (from outside). Inside are exquisite palaces and beautiful gardens. (Red Fort is closed on Monday). Then, you will go to Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque) that is made of red sandstone and white marble. It is India's largest mosque where more than 20.000 people can kneel in prayer at one time.
After that, enjoy the Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk. Then, you will have a visit to the Raj Ghat on the banks of the river Yamuna is Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial. An eternal flame burns 24 hours. You will be driven through Lutyens Delhi and see India Gate which commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in the 1st world war. Then, you will photo stop at Rashtrapati Bhawan once the Viceroy's residence is now the official residence of the President of India.
Later, you will have a visit to Qutub Minar the landmark of Delhi, a huge tower of victory started in 1199 and completed in 1368. After enjoying your day, you will return back to your hotel.
Day 3: Varanasi Overview
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to board a flight to Varanasi. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Enjoy evening Aarti at Ganga Ghat. Gange aarti is a magnificent event during the evening in the Varanasi that one must not miss to see it. After that, return to your hotel.
Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 4: Khajuraho Temples Tour
Today, in the early morning, you will experience the life of Varanasi ancient city. Your North India Tour Package will give you the chance to see the beauty of the rising sun on the Ganges Boat Ride. Also enjoy the early morning rituals of the Hindus being performed.
Later, you will return back to your hotel for breakfast. Then, you will be transferred to Varanasi airport to board a flight for Khajuraho.
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Afterwards, enjoy a visit to the Eastern and Western Group of Temples. You will visit the Eastern Group of temples; the Parsvanatha Temple, the Adinatha Temple, and the Santinatha Temple. The temples have outside carvings of beautiful figures of Hindu gods, goddesses on the outside. Also, you will visit the Western Group of temples, which consist of a group of artistic temples built in sandstone. The sculptures of Hindu deities, dancers and musicians appear to be so natural as if they would come alive any time. After that, you will return to your hotel and overnight in Khajuraho.
Day 5: Welcome Agra
After breakfast, you will be driven to Jhansi railway station, en route, you will visit Orchha, the erstwhile capital city of the Bundela rulers. The town is famous for its palaces and temples built in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Betwa River, on whose banks Orchha lies, and the forests around it attract tourist to this place.
After this visit, you will be transferred to Jhansi railway station to board the train for Agra, a town famous for its beautiful medieval monuments. On arrival in Agra, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 6: Agra City Tour
After breakfast, you will visit the world famous monument of India the Taj Mahal, a poem in white marble, built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal. (Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays.)
After the visit, take a Tonga ride till Agra Fort, Tonga is a horse drawn carriage which was a popular mode of transport in the olden times. At the evening visit Marble factory.Then, after enjoying your day, you will be back to your hotel.
Day 7: Jaipur Arrival
After breakfast, you will be driven to Jaipur. En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful and deserted medieval city built by Akbar the Great. The Mosque is considered a copy for the Mosque at Mecca and is extremely elegant, containing elements of Hindu and Persian design.
On arrival in Jaipur, you will be transferred to your hotel and overnight there.
Day 8: Jaipur City Tour
After breakfast, enjoy the full day visit of Jaipur city. First, you will visit the Amber Fort which is one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture. It gives extensive views over a deep narrow valley and the wider plains beyond.
After that, you will visit Hawa Mahal: the palace of the wind (Hawa Mahal) with 953 windows and niches.
In the evening enjoy Aarti Ceremony in Birla Mandir, which is a very auspicious Hindu ritual in which they offer their prayers (traditional Hindi song) to God. The Guru or the Master with his devotees, sing the prayers along with the lighting of the small lamps.
Finish your day with learning an Art of Turban and Saree tying. After that, back to your hotel.
Day 9: Delhi - Final Departure
After breakfast, you will drive to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to the international airport to board flight for onward journey.
The tour guide was very nice and knowledgable. I highly recommend the best of North India Tour!
Fabulous Trip to India, we visited the top spots we'd always wanted to see! the tour was very organised and the tour guides were very experienced.
The Delhi city Tour was a convenient way to see the some of the major sites of India and join the spirit of Holi!