Boats in Varanasi

Varanasi, Delhi and Agra

Sacred City and beyond

Explore a melting pot of culture, rituals, and sights, that have shaped and moulded Indian society.  Soak up the blend of temples, walk the ghats and bright bustling bazaars. Take an unforgettable boat trip at sunrise along the sacred Ganges and visit Sarnath, where Buddha began his teachings.

History & Wonder on the banks of the Ganges

Varanasi is one of the most holy cities in India, and is regarded by many as the religious capital: a place of pilgrimage for Hindus, the city where Buddhism was founded and a very special place to Sikhs and Jains.   

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Delhi, Agra & Varanasi

ITINERARY

  • DAY *1*

    Following an overnight flight, our local team will meet you at the airport and welcome you to Delhi. You will travel by private transfer to your accommodation, en-route experiencing the delights of Delhi. That afternoon, explore the contrasts and culture of this fascinating city, visiting Gandhi’s Memorial, India Gate and Dilli Haat Craft Market.

  • DAY *2*

    Early morning train to Agra. Visit the Taj Mahal in all its glory, the iconic and greatest romantic gesture of all time. After lunch, you’ll be guided through the elaborate and fascinating Agra Fort, former residence of the Mughal Emperors. In the evening return to Delhi by train.

  • DAY *3*

    Sightseeing in Old Delhi. Can include visit to Hindu temple, the Birla Mandir, or the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Sikh temple where you can provide help in the community kitchens. After lunch explore Chandhi Chowk and the spice markets, then take a rickshaw safari to Father Ravi’s Shelter, to see the great work carried out to help homeless children.

  • DAY *4 - 5*

    Flight to Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi late afternoon, transfer to accommodation. Relaxed Evening.
    The following morning take a sunrise boat trip along the sacred Ganges. In the afternoon take a guided walking tour along the Ghats and visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Here you can interview local elders and workers at the temple. In the evening witness the fascinating Ganga Aarti, the Hindu funeral pyre ceremony.

  • DAY *6 - 7*

    Travel to Sarnath and explore the different temples: Dhamek Stupa, Chaukhadi Stupa, Jain Temple and the Deer Park Temple. The following day you will take a return flight to Delhi.

  • DAY *8 - 9*

    ‘Free day’ in Delhi, you decide where you would like to go and what you would like to do. In the evening relax and unwind before you indulge in a farewell meal with local friends.

Ready to start planning your trip to India? Call us on 01384 398 893

Price from£1595PP

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WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Return flights
  • Full programme of activities
  • Full board accommodation
  • All transport stated within the programme
  • Experienced Guide Leaders will accompany you throughout
  • 1:10 free places

TAILOR YOUR TRIP

Call us now on
01384 398 893
or email us to discuss your requirements further

WHAT’S EXTRA?

  • Indian visa
  • Entrance fees
  • Discretionary spend

Where you’ll go:

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