Visit India and explore the highlights of the northern India on this North India tour packages from Delhi to Varanasi. Discover the 'Pink City' Jaipur, witness the Mughal splendours of Delhi and Agra, and soak up the ambience of holy Varanasi. Enjoy this highlights tour of northern India, which has been designed to reveal the highlights of this captivating and enigmatic region. Start by exploring the regal capital city Delhi followed by the desert city Jaisalmer, then Jodhpur. Continue your journey by exploring the lake city Udaipur then pink city Jaipur, whose mesmerizing history is told in innumerable fables and evidenced by its towering forts and dramatic scenery. Explore the spiritual city Varanasi and Ganges Ghats on this highlights tour of north India.
Day 1Arrival at Delhi
Begin your Tour.
Arrive into Delhi
Welcome to Vardhman's 'North India Highlights ! On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight: Hotel
This morning after a leisurely breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Delhi.
Combined city tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi
Visit 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.
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.
Optional: Dances of India or explore the market & shop for special bargains! Overnight: Hotel
This morning after breakfast transfer to the Delhi airport to catch flight for Jodhpur. On arrival at Jodhpur Airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel in Jaisalmer by our representative. Relax for rest of the day. Overnight: Hotel
After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of The Golden City - Jaisalmer. It is in the heart of the Great Indian Desert. Its temple, fort and palaces are all built of yellow stone.The city is a mass of intricately carved buildings, facades and elaborate balconies. Visit the JAISALMER FORT - The oldest living Fort in the world, Patwaon-Ki-Havelies, Salim-Singh-Ki-Haveli and Gandhi Sagar Tank. Also visit Barabagh Hill. Overnight: Hotel
This morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Upon arrival at Jodhpur, check into your hotel.
Later proceed for the 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
On the day 7 of your tour proceed for the sightseeing of Udaipur, stopping first at City Palace. Here you will marvel at rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored glass windows and inlaid marble balconies and the Peacock Courtyard.
Also visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-Bari Gardens, the Jagdish Temple and the local folk Museum. Later drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival at Jaipur, check into your hotel. Overnight: Hotel
After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort enroute witness the façade of Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds which was built in 1799. Amber Fort - The ancient capital of the state until 1727 when Jai Singh decided to move from his hillside fortress at Amber to new site on the plains. The construction of this fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar’s army. The fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly situated on a hillside and overlooking a lake which reflects its terraces and ramparts. Visit the Jagmandir or the hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Jal Mahal & temple of Kali. Ascend on elephant back, the hill, on which the fort is situated.Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur. Visit the Jantar Mantar the observatory built by Jai Singh in 1728; the City Palace which is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. It also has a museum with an extensive collection of art, carpets, paintings, enamel ware and weapons dating back to the 15th century. Overnight: Hotel
After breakfast drive to Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri : built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Mughals, which was abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & other Palaces which are still preserved in its original glory.
Upon arrival at Agra check into your hotel. Overnight: Hotel
Early on the morning visit Taj Mahal (Closed on every Friday) during sunrise and return to the hotel for breakfast. Later visit Agra.
City tour of Agra
Visit Red fort & Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. Later you will visit a marble gallery - the flagship store in Agra which offers an excellant range of white marble, fashionable wear & exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop.
Evening transfer to railway station to catch overnight train for Varanasi. Overnight: Train
Arrive Varanasi in the morning and you will be transferred to your hotel by our representative. Later proceed on a City tour of Varanasi
Visit 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
Boat Cruise (At your own cost) on River Ganges
Early morning boat excursion on the holy river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation site. Watching people bathing and worshipping at the ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India.
Visit Sarnath. Later in the evening transfer to airport to catch flight for Delhi.
Arrive Delhi Railway station and board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of 'North India Highlights' tour escorted by Vardhman Vacations.