Arrive at Delhi
On arrival, you will be welcomed by Vacations International representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax and unwind as you wish. Overnight, stay at the hotel (Vehicle for transfer only)
After breakfast, your exploration of India's capital city commences with a sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. In Old Delhi drive past to Red Fort, - a marvel in red sandstone and visit the Raj Ghat, - memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid, - the largest mosque in India. Proceed to Chandni Chowk to savour the ambience of an oriental, crowded bazaar. Continue to New Delhi; pass by India Gate (memorial to the Indian army soldiers who died in the World War I), the Rashtrapati Bhavan (formerly the viceroy's residence) and the Parliament House. Visit the imposing Lakshmi Naryan Temple, Humauin;s Tumb see the 12th century Qutab Minar - gracefully hand-carved for its entire height of 234ft, and the Ashoka iron pillar, which has withstood the ravages of time and not rusted even after 1500 years and the mausoleum of emperor Humayun - a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture. In the evening have a group dinner at restaurant. Overnight in Delhi hotel, Meal: Breakfast
Delhi - Agra. (B,L,D)
In the morning you will be driven to Agra and check-in at the hotel. In the afternoon you will visit Agra Fort & the Taj mahal (Closed on Fridays). Agra houses one of the most famed milestones of India and the world's ultimate symbol of love - the Taj Mahal.
Agra - Jaipur. (B, L, D)
Morning transfer by road to Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri (approximately 6 hours and 30 minutes drive including stops) We visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, which has been deserted for over four centuries after it was allegedly abandoned due to a lack of water Thanks to the very durable red sandstone from which it was built, Fatehpur Sikri still remains well-preserved and is a fascinating place to explore. Later we drive to Jaipur, the bustling capital of the state of Rajasthan. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your own leisure. Overnight: Jaipur | Breakfast, Lunch
Very early this morning there is the opportunity to sail over the lofty hilltop forts and regal palaces of Jaipur in a hot air balloon. In the morning excursions to Amber Fort with an Elephant ride up the hill and descend by jeep followed with city tour Later we visit a cotton weaving house to see a demonstration of fabric dyeing and block printing before touring the City Palace and Jantar Mantar - an old yet cleverly designed space observatory.
Jaipur - Varanasi. (B, L,D)
After Breakfast transfer to the airport to board flight to Varanasi and on arrival transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure Overnight at Varanasi hotel (Meals- breakfast)
Before sunrise we'll drive down to the waterfront, board a boat and sail on the placid waters of the Ganges, observing the religious rituals taking place on the river banks (Ghats). Later proceed for city tour of Varanasi that includes visits to some of the ancient and walk through the narrow lanes and through the crowded bazaars to discover a way of life that has not changed much over the past few millenniums. Sunset cruise on the Ganga - Two of the highlights of your time in Varanasi are the sunset and sunrise cruises on the Ganga. Overnight at Varanasi hotel (Meals- breakfast)
Varanasi - Delhi by Domestic flight
After Breakfast transfer to the airport to board flight to Varanasi and on arrival transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at Leisure Overnight at Delhi hotel
Delhi - Home
After Breakfast, transfer to the airport and board a flight to Delhi and on arrival board connecting flight for onward destination.