Accept the dynamic boost of Delhi, the Indian capital. As you make your route to your lodging, which is nestled away in a busy Delhi neighborhood, you’ll quickly learn that India’s capital city is a legendary location that epitomizes the country’s rich history while still brimming with modern charm. You may tour Delhi and get used to its special vitality, which is embodied by the exhilaratingly chaotic market stalls and mouthwatering restaurants dotting its adorned horizon.
Our tourist guide greets you at the hotel and is willing to show you the town’s historic, classic, and modern landmarks. This morning, we “Dig deep Into Culture” with him by taking a thrilling tricycle ride through Old Delhi. After passing the Red Fort, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is known for its enormous red sandstone castle walls that are thought to be the most lavish in the Mughal Empire, we’ll stop at Jama Masjid, India’s biggest mosque.
The trendiest and historic marketplace in Delhi, Chandni Chowk was created in the 17th century and was previously encircled by waterways that mirrored the moonlight. The market still runs through the middle of the old Delhi city walls that divide the old from the new. When you enter via the Lahori Gate, the historic streets bustle with life. The stores and clients are encased in historical charm. While other stores virtually brim with books, you observe the rainbow of color coming from the sari shops. Even the bulk stores for stationary, fabric, and spices might be found tucked away down the passageways.
We proceed past Parliament House and President Palace and reach India Gate, monument honoring Indian troops who lost their lives in World War I, down the symbolic road Rajpath.
The Lakshmi Narayan Temple is a holy location to pause and learn about the nation’s profound connection to Lord Vishnu and his consort Goddess Lakshmi. The Agrasen ki Baoli reservoir is a patchwork of stones and boulders perched atop a stairway emerging from the ground.
Then visit Humayun’s Tomb after dusk to cap off our trip. The stunning 16th century Persian artwork of the Mughal Emperor may be seen at Humayun’s Tomb. Even before narrow staircases leading to the top deck, the white and red marble building glows in the daylight encircled by well-kept plants. Persian and Mughal characteristics that had an impact on the Taj Mahal are combined in the dimensions and harmony, from the Moorish domes to the width of the building.
We’ll travel to Agra today (between. 4 hrs drive).
The Taj Mahal, India’s most famous religious structure, is located in the city of Agra. From the minute you land and settle into your lodging, the regions of Agra will lead you to India’s stunning old architecture and treasured UNESCO World Heritage sites. These areas are rich in history and cultural impact.
Tour the impressive Red Fort of Akbar in the midday. Its impressive masonry fortifications encompass the lovely Pearl Mosque made of white marble as well as the castles, pavilions, gardens, and waterfalls of his sons and successors, Jehangir and Shah Jahan.
At Sikandra, at which burial chamber of the 17th-century Mughal Emperor Akbar is located, we’ll halt. The architecture of this crypt is a synthesis of Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain designs. You can appreciate its crimson columns and entrance, which features a magnificent exhibit of marble mosaic patterns. Animals like the striped deer, Chinkaras (the Indian Gazelle), and Gray langurs are used to decorate the tomb’s landscaping.
Visit Itimad-ud-Tomb Daulah’s at last. It is a lavish Mughal monument that the Emperor’s astute wife Noor-e-Jahan built to honor her father. Despite being referred to as the “Baby Taj” due to its similarity to the Taj Mahal, it is believed that Shah Jahan’s Taj design was directly inspired by Itimd-ud-Daulah. 400-year-old artwork and yellow sand stone burials can be found in the main mausoleum.
Another very early jump is required to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Taj Mahal at daybreak. The stunning Taj Mahal was constructed by the Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who passed away in 1631. A first-time tourist to The Taj is always in awe of its calm beauty; the white marble outside, which changes color depending on the location of the sun throughout the day, is complemented by the lavish internal design.
We check into the hotel after our tour because food is waiting for us.
We depart Agra and travel to Jaipur after morning tea. We stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned imperial city of the Emperor Akbar, en route. Following receiving the approval of a local Moslem holy man who accurately foretold the delivery of a much-desired son, his successor the Emperor Jehangir, this spectacular and well-preserved castle was made the capital in 1571. The mosque, which can accommodate 10,000 worshipers, as well as the castles, homes, and auditoriums, are all constructed of gorgeous red sandstone. However, this splendor was short-lived. In 1584, Fatehpur Sikri was abandoned by the emperor to protect his distant holdings, leaving the imperial palace and the surrounding city quite intact – in immaculate shape.
We continue driving to the 15 km-off-the-main-road settlement of Abhaneri. Our destination today is the Chand Baori, a move that dates back to the ninth century and is one of the most well-known in India. Be in awe of one of Rajasthan’s most distinctive sites and consider how the earliest architects were so inventive in their design and capacity to collect rainfall. In the past, these step-wells were a crucial source of water in the severely dry and desert Rajasthan. In addition, during extremely hot and muggy days, it served as a place of refuge and interaction. The Chand Baori of Abhaneri even features royalty quarters for the king and queen and a platform for performing arts, which is another unique feature. It is one of Rajasthan’s historical monuments and is connected by a maze of countless stairs that descend thirteen stories.
Once in Jaipur, be transferred to your hotel.
A day spent exploring. Jaipur, also known as the “Pink City,” is one of India’s most beautiful and vibrant towns. In 1727, Rajah Jai Singh made the decision to give up his adjacent stronghold and palace at Amber in favor of planning a city with wide avenues that would eventually be constructed out of sandstone and painted pink. The City Palace, which was once the Maharaja’s house and is now a beautiful museum with priceless manuscripts, paintings, regal attire, and weapons, is located in the heart of Jaipur. The observatory of Jai Singh, one of India’s most fascinating attractions, is located close to the palace. This is a collection of enormous brass and marble astrological instruments that are placed in a lovely landscape. We will also visit the Hawa Mahal, popularly known as the Palace of the Winds, a magnificent landmark in Jaipur. The magnificent Amber Palace is located a few kilometers from the central town, soaring over a lake. Large courtyards, exquisitely decorated rooms, inlaid alabaster panels, and a Chamber of Mirrors may be found in the magnificent mountaintop fort. It will be challenging to leave a workshop without purchasing something because Jaipur is a center for numerous crafts, like haze painted ceramics, block printed textiles, valuable stone ornaments, leatherwear, etc.
We travel to our accommodation in Varanasi after arriving there in the morning. One of India’s holiest towns and the center of the Hindu universe is Varanasi, which is situated on the Ganges River. As a result, Hinduism is a way of life in the city, as evidenced by the countless pilgrims, traveling holy men (Sadhus), religious gurus, and passing tourists. Explore the city’s maze of tiny alleyways, visit its numerous temples, and take in the Hindu rituals that are performed nonstop.
We visit the adjacent Sarnath in the afternoon. For Buddhists, Sarnath is just as revered as Varanasi is for Hindus. The Dhamekh Stupa, which stands where Buddha is thought to have delivered his first preaching, is the principal attraction of Saranath. Discover the amazing collection of Buddhist artifacts from the third century BC in the Sarnath Museum and visit the Lion Capital of Ashoka, which features the inverted lotus carving that became India’s national symbol.
Nourish your mind as you sail down the Ganges in the sunset to see the Aarti ritual, admiring the exquisite diya that is pulled by a magnificent trail of flowers and candles. After meals, head back to the motel.
Enjoy the daybreak over the River Ganges as you cruise along in the early hours, sightseeing and noises of Varanasi as it slowly moves along the river’s banks. Watch the natives as they worship the rising sun and take a morning wash in the sacred water.
Proceed to your motel for meals after that.
Food will be served before you start a trip of the town’s breathtaking temples with a host. The features of your trip will include the goddess Durga statue in the Durga Temple, the marbled map of the Bharat Mata Temple, the gold-capped towers of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and the etched columns of the Tulsi Manas Temple.
Travel to the Varanasi airport in the late afternoon for the return journey to New Delhi.
After reaching New Delhi, you can either board a subsequent flight or decide to spend the night there.
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**This review was written in German and has been translated using Google Translator
“Namaste Vikas! The everyday life has us again, but the eventful days in beautiful India remain long in the memory and the many photos preserve the memories forever.
Thanks to your wonderful and interesting travel program, the excellent organization and the “all-round” care, we could relax, enjoy and discover on the tour. Thanks again to the whole team for the great service.
“Incredible India” – fits for this trip. It was a fascinating mix of sightseeing, beautiful nature, warm encounters and culinary discoveries.
Delhi was a good starting point to get to know India. Getting to the airport was hassle free and outside the airport you don’t have to wear a mask at the moment. Everything was freely accessible.
Our great guide knew how to get our enthusiasm for his country. Our driver was safe and got us through the traffic chaos well.
Both of them still pointed out small features to us on the way and were always ready to stop for a photo. All hotels were of very good to good quality and service and always very clean.
The variety of tasty Indian cuisine was impressive. The recommendations on restaurants from our guide or driver were always great.
One of the most impressive moments was the sunrise at the unforgettable Taj Mahal in Agra. A “must see” on every trip to India.
Even in the thickest crowds of the Indian streets, on markets or temples we always felt safe.
We were thrilled and will recommend you at any time. We fell in love with the country and will definitely come back.”
It was a wonderful experience, it’s a home away from home. The made my stay in India an exquisite one and I’m sure to come back again.”
**This review was written in Spanish and has been translated using using Google Translator
The trip from the beginning was incredible, after arriving in New Dehli and staying there for work for a few days, we started; Celeste and I had an incredibly well-planned and perfectly organized tour, we stayed in first-class hotels and we always had our driver who helped us with everything and was super friendly and respectful, we visited Humayun’s tomb, and we had the wonderful experience of visiting The Gurwara Banla Sahib Sikh Temple where we participate in the solidarity tasks that can be carried out there, our guide was very nice throughout the tour and helped us to fully understand what was happening inside where peace surrounds you almost by surprise. We also visit Old Dehli aboard a Rickshaw, there with its skies full of cables where the madness of the city mixes with the colors of the clothes and the smells between spaced and intense make this ride an unmissable experience.
Then we started the trip towards the Golden Triangle, we visited Agra, the Taj Mahal amazed us with its greatness, we also visited Ghandi’s tomb and we met the Agra Fort, the whole journey was intense and with each step we felt more enchanted by this country so old and contradictory, our guide always accompanied us and translated perfectly.
Then we went to Jaipur, a charming city, full of shops and bazaars, we toured the Amber Fort, there we had the dream experience of riding an elephant and discovered the splendor of the ancient cultures that lived there.
We finished our tour flying to the city of Varanassi, and what else to tell you…, it was a unique experience, living the night ceremony on the banks of the Ganges, and seeing the sunrise the next day from a boat has no possible description, the whole trip was incredible and the organization, the punctuality, the guides and the choice of hotels was perfect. Thanks VacationIndia.com, thanks Vikas for your professionalism and thanks to everyone who works with you because it was unforgettable thanks to you.
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New Delhi ➜ Haridwar ➜ Rishikesh (Yoga Capital of India) ➜ Agra ➜ Fatehpur Sikri ➜ Jaipur
New Delhi ➜ Agra ➜ Abhaneri Stepwell ➜ Ghost City Fatehpur Sikri ➜ Jaipur ➜ Varanasi (Ganges & Sarnath) ➜ Kathmandu ➜ Pokhara ➜ Kathmandu (Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath & Boudhanath)
Old and New Delhi ➜ Samode Palace & Village ➜ Jaipur ➜ Fatehpur Sikri ➜ Abhaneri Stepwell ➜ Agra ➜ New Delhi ➜ Goa
Mumbai ➜ Aurangabad (Ajanta & Ellora Caves) ➜ Indore ➜ Mandu ➜ Maheshwara & Omkareshwar ➜ Ujjain ➜ Bhopal ➜ Bhimbetka Caves and Bhojpur ➜ Jhalawar ➜ Rawatbhata ➜ Bundi ➜ Chittorgarh ➜ Mumbai or Delhi
New Delhi ➜ Jaipur ➜ Agra ➜ Jaipur ➜ Nawalgarh (Shekhawati region including Mandawa & Fatehpur) ➜ Bikaner ➜ Deshnoke (Rat Temple) ➜ Jaisalmer (Sam Dunes) ➜ Osian ➜ Luni (Jodhpur and Bishnoi village) ➜ Mount Abu ➜ Kumbalgarh ➜ Ranakpur Jain Temple ➜ Udaipur ➜ Chittorgarh ➜ Bundi ➜ Pushkar ➜ Alwar ➜ New Delhi ➜ Goa ➜ New Delhi
Old and New Delhi ➜ Jaipur ➜ Jodhpur ➜ Ranakpur ➜ Udaipur ➜ Sardargarh Heritage Palace Hotel ➜ Bundi ➜ Ranthambhore National Park ➜ Agra (Taj Mahal and Red Fort) ➜ New Delhi ➜ Fly to Goa ➜ New Delhi/ Mumbai
Old and New Delhi ➜ Udaipur ➜ Ranakpur ➜ Jodhpur ➜ Deogarh Palace Heritage Hotel ➜ Jaipur ➜ Ranthambore Tiger Reserve ➜ Agra ➜ Fatehpur Sikri ➜ Orchha ➜ Khajuraho ➜ Varanasi (Ganges) ➜ Chennai ➜ Kanchipuram ➜ Mamallapuram ➜ Tanjore (Thanjavur) ➜ Trichy ➜ Chettinad Region ➜ Madurai ➜ Munnar ➜ Thekkady (Periyar Tiger Reserve) ➜ Alleppey (Houseboat Kerala Backwaters) ➜ Kumarakom ➜ Mararikulam Beach ➜ Kochi ➜ Chennai/Mumbai
Old Delhi and New Delhi ➜ Mathura ➜ Agra ➜ Jaipur ➜ Pushkar ➜ Deogarh Mahal Palace Hotel ➜ Rankpur ➜ Udaipur ➜ New Delhi
Old and New Delhi ➜ Udaipur ➜ Ranakpur ➜ Jodhpur ➜ Deogarh Palace Heritage Hotel ➜ Jaipur ➜ Ranthambore Tiger National Park ➜ Agra ➜ Fatehpur Sikri ➜ Orchha ➜ Khajuraho ➜ Varanasi ➜ New Delhi
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