VARANASI WITH DELHI AND AGRA HERITAGE
TOUR DURATION – 07 DAYS
02 NIGHTS VARANASI / 02 NIGHTS DELHI / 02 NIGHTS AGRA
DAY 01: VARANASI
Upon arrival at Varanasi, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel/resort. Whenever you’re ready, venture out to explore the rich cultural and spiritual city of Varanasi. Enjoy your journey through this ancient city!
Varanasi also referred to as Banaras or Kashi, the soul of India, is a timeless city where spirituality and culture intertwine. Home to ancient temples, the sacred Ganges River, and a vibrant tapestry of rituals, it’s a sanctuary of deep-rooted traditions. The ancient city where spirituality and culture converge in a timeless dance. With ancient temples, the sacred Ganges, and vibrant rituals, it’s a sanctuary of deep-rooted traditions. The city’s temples, Kashi Vishwanath and ‘Sankat Mochan’, embody devotion and tradition, offering a deeper connection to India’s spiritual legacy. Witness the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti, stroll the ghats, and explore the cultural heritage of this city that has thrived for millennia. Varanasi, where spirituality and culture come to life in an enchanting fusion.
DAY 02: VARANASI
Begin your day early with the captivating sunrise Aarti ceremony on the sacred banks of the Ganges. Then, wander through the charming old lanes nestled along the river, immersing yourself in the city’s historic charm. After your explorations, return to your hotel/resort for a refreshing breakfast. In the afternoon, set off on a journey to Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. This day promises a unique blend of boating, walking, and car tours, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in Varanasi’s rich heritage and culture.
Sarnath, a spiritual sanctuary, cradles the ancient wisdom of Buddha’s first sermon. This hallowed ground is a testament to the birth of a profound philosophy. Its serene ambiance and captivating stupas draw seekers of spiritual enlightenment, while the rich cultural heritage here offers a glimpse into India’s timeless traditions. Sarnath is a place where spirituality and culture harmoniously converge, inviting you to explore a sacred legacy.
DAY 03: VARANASI – DELHI
After breakfast, your transfer to Varanasi Airport to catch your morning flight to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel/resort. Then, at your convenience, you can head out for sightseeing, visits, and immerse yourself in Delhi’s rich heritage and culture with a unique blend of ancient and modern.
Nestled along the Yamuna River, Delhi, India’s capital, is a city of immense historical significance and cultural richness. It boasts UNESCO World Heritage Sites, preserves the British colonial charm, and is home to a myriad of ancient relics and historic wonders. The city seamlessly blends ancient and medieval architecture, boasts captivating museums, inspiring art galleries, lively performing arts, delectable dining options, and bustling markets that infuse life into every corner. Prepare to be enthralled by Delhi’s timeless tapestry of history and culture.
Explore Delhi’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Qutub Complex and Humayun’s Magnificent Tomb, and Discover the fusion of tradition, spirituality, and architectural magnificence at Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple. A stunning symbol of millennia-old Hindu culture, this masterpiece was built by over 8,000 global volunteers, a testament to human unity and faith. Step into a world where timeless traditions thrive in the modern age. Enjoy a leisurely evening on your own.
DAY 04: DELHI
After breakfast, immerse yourself in Delhi’s rich heritage and culture with a unique blend of Walking and Car Tours. Explore the authentic Delhi, designed by those who know it best. As the sun sets, experience the captivating Red Fort Light & Sound Show, where history comes to life against the backdrop of this grand monument.
Step into the enchanting heritage of Shahjahanabad, Delhi’s walled city. Here, history comes to life amidst vibrant markets, colorful shops, charming architecture, exquisite cuisine, and rich traditions. Don’t miss iconic landmarks like the majestic Jama Mosque (Masjid-i Jahān-Numā) and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Red Fort (Lal Qila). In the afternoon or evening, venture into New Delhi, the modern counterpart to the former British capital of India. A journey through the contrasts of this city will reveal the rich tapestry of India’s past and its dynamic present.
DAY 05: DELHI – AGRA
(Approximately 210 kilometers, or a 3-4 hour drive)
After breakfast, we will drive to the “Indian heritage city Agra.” Upon arriving in Agra, we will embark on a journey of sightseeing and visits.
Nestled on the serene banks of the Yamuna River, Agra is a global treasure, alluring millions each year to witness the iconic Taj Mahal and explore its historical riches. Known for Mughal architectural mastery, Agra boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal. Immerse yourself in a tapestry of history, architectural marvels, and artistic heritage, leaving an indelible mark on your soul. Agra is a must-visit destination.
Embark on a heritage journey in Agra, beginning with the iconic Taj Mahal, a world wonder and emblem of India’s rich history. Celebrated as the “Jewel of Architecture,” it represents the zenith of Mughal design and was honored as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Then, explore the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort, which witnessed significant Mughal events, and marvel at the red sandstone beauty known as the “Qila-i-Akbari.” Conclude your day tour with a visit to the exquisite Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb, a Mughal masterpiece from Emperor Jahangir’s era, often dubbed the ‘Baby Taj Mahal’ for inspiring the Taj’s grandeur
DAY 06: AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI / AGRA
Begin your day with a captivating sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, a moment of awe and inspiration. Following this breathtaking experience, return to your hotel or resort to rejuvenate and prepare for a day filled with exploration in and around the enchanting city of Agra.
Indulge in the timeless beauty of Sikandra Tomb, where Mughal Emperor Akbar, one of India’s revered rulers, rests eternally. This magnificent mausoleum stands as a testament to his visionary aesthetics, adorned with an enchanting garden lovingly crafted by his son, Emperor Jahangir.
Embark on a captivating journey to Fatehpur Sikri, just a 40-minute drive from the heart of Agra city, known as the “City of Victory.” This UNESCO World Heritage site, conceived by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century, serves as an embodiment medieval architectural brilliance. This historic city briefly served as the capital of the Mughal Empire, leaving an indelible mark on Indian urban design with its majestic Mughal architectural style and grand gateways.
DAY 07: AGRA / DELHI
After breakfast, transfer to Agra Airport or continuing your drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to Delhi International Airport.
Delhi International Airport, situated approximately 210 kilometers away, can be reached comfortably in just 3-4 hours by road travel.