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Spirit Of India Tour
Spirit of India Tour
Visit: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi
Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
This program covers the highlights of the Golden Triangle along with a visit to Varanasi (one of the oldest cities in the world). The program begins starting in the capital of Delhi. Explore the fascinating sights of Old & New Delhi. Continue to Jaipur, a royal city with diverse colors and history brimming monuments and citadels. Next visit Agra, the Mughal city famous for Taj Mahal and other monumental marvels. With an overnight train you reach the holy city of Varanasi. One of the oldest habited city, it is a cultural centre for Hindu religion and city of thousand temples.

Tour Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days

Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi

Package Highlights:
• Special Rajasthani Dinner in Jaipur
• Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur (Subject to availability)
• Rickshaw Ride in Jaipur
• Boat ride (sharing basis) on River Ganga, Varanasi (Subject to water level)


Package Inclusions:
• 06 nights' Accommodation (01 Overnight in train) in the mentioned category of hotels or similar
• All transfers / tours and excursions by one AC chauffeur driven vehicle, as per below programme
• Daily Breakfast
• Special Rajasthani Dinner at Jaipur
• Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur(Subject to availability)
• Rickshaw Ride in Jaipur
• Demonstration of Marble craftsmanship in Agra
• Demonstration of Carpet weaving and block printing in Jaipur
• Demonstration of Gem• cutting & polishing in Jaipur
• One bottle of mineral water will be provided on a daily basis on vehicle
• Boat ride (common boat) on River Ganga, Varanasi(Subject to water level)
• Sightseeing as per package details
• Train travel Agra (Tundla) to Varanasi (Mughal Sarai) by A/c II Sleeper class
• English speaking Tour Manager
• All presently applicable taxes


Package Exclusions:
• Meals at hotels except those listed in above inclusions
• Still Camera/Video Camera Charges
• Any domestic/international airfare
• Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porterage, spa, laundry etc


Day 01 Arrive in Delhi
Arrive in Delhi, the capital city of India. Meet & greet on arrival by a Hi-Tours representative and transfer to hotel.

Meals included: none

Overnight at the hotel.
  
Day 02 Delhi
This morning visit Old Delhi. Visit the 400-years-old Jama Mosque, the largest in India, followed by a cycle rickshaw ride through the teeming bazaar. Drive past Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Drive through Lutyens’ Delhi, Rashtrapati Bhawan, the President’s Palace and India Gate, a war memorial arch built in honour of Indian soldiers who lost their lives in World War –I. Explore Qutab Minar - a UNESCO World Heritage Site., the tallest brick minaret in the world, at 238 feet (72m).Culminate the sightseeing with a religious & philosophy experience. Accompanied by your English speaking local guide, you will visit a Hindu & Sikh Temple.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at the hotel
  
Day 03 Delhi - Jaipur
This morning leave for Jaipur covering a distance of 260kms in approx 6 hours.

Arrive in Jaipur and check in to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at the hotel
  
Day 04 Jaipur
This morning leave for an excursion to magnificent Amber fort. Accent the fort riding on Elephants/Jeeps. It is known for its unique artistic style, blending both Hindu and Muslim (Mughal) elements, and its ornate and breathtaking architectural mastery.

Continue sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Drive past Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), one of the most photographed monuments of the city. Next visit City Palace museum and Observatory ‘Jantar Mantar’ (a UNESCO World heritage site). Also enjoy rickshaw ride through old part of Pink city. Time permitting: enjoy shopping experience accompanied by a specialist along with demonstration of Gem-cutting & polishing. Enjoy special Rajasthani dinner at a local restaurant. Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner
  
Day 05 Jaipur - Agra
Leave for Agra, covering a distance of 260 kms in approx 6 hours. En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The deserted red sandstone city was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and Palace in the late 16th century.

. Evening arrive in Agra and check in to you hotel. This evening witness a marble craftsmanship demonstration at a local unit.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at the hotel
  
Day 06 Agra - Varanasi
Enjoy a sunrise visit to Taj Mahal - a UNESCO World heritage site (Closed on Friday). The 17th century Taj Mahal is often called a poem in stone. If so, the mausoleum is a love poem - created by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22 years to be completed and was designed and planned by a Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.

Return to hotel for breakfast.

Visit Agra Fort - a UNESCO World heritage site. The elegant building reflects an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural style; it was built by Emperor Akbar.
Remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure.
This evening transfer to Agra railway station for an overnight train to Allahabad (Varanasi)-
Leave: Agra
at: 2130 hrs

by: MTJ Ald Exp Arrive: Allahabad
at: 0500 hrs (arriving next day)
Meals included: Breakfast
  
Day 07 Varanasi
Meet & greet on arrival by a Hi-Tour representative who will escort you to your hotel (check in time at the hotel is 1200 hours).

PM: visit Sarnath where Lord Buddha had preached his first sermon and which is now a spiritual place of mainly stupas, shrines and temples. Also visit the museum which houses a collection of valuable ancient scriptures & artifacts related to Buddhism. (Sarnath museum is closed on Fridays).

This evening witness a Hindu prayer ceremony ‘aarti’ on the Ganges River. Embark on a boat to witness the Aarti for approximately 20- 30 minutes. The river banks ‘ghats’ and temples are lit with oil-lamp and candles which create a magical effect. Devotees float the oil lamps in the water as an offering to the holy river.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at the hotel
  
Day 08 Varanasi - Delhi
Enjoy an early morning boat cruise on River Ganges. The ghats - hundreds of stone steps flanking the riverbank - are an incredible sight, particularly at sunrise when thousands of pilgrims bathe in the spiritually cleansing waters. Funeral pyres smoke on the riverbank, which is lined with colorful temples. The boat ride is one of the best ways witness the ceremonies.
After the boat ride, return to hotel for breakfast.
Rest of the day will be at leisure.
Later a Hi-Tours representative will escort you to airport for your flight to Delhi-

Leave: Varanasi
at: 14:30 hrs by: Jet airways flight 9W 724
Arrive: Delhi at: 16:00 hrs
(Flight timings and schedule are subject to change)
Transfer to International airport for your connecting flight to your onward destination
Meals included: Breakfast
  


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Tour Lodging Info:7 Nights


PlacesNightsStandardSuperiorDeluxe
Delhi2-Oberoi Maidens-
Jaipur2-The Fern-
Agra1-Grand Imperial -
Varanasi1-Ideal Tower-

**Note: Check in / out time at hotels is 12.00 Noon. Hotels are subject to availability at the time of booking,
Departure Dates
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2014September13
2014October11
2014November15
2014December20
2015January 31
2015February10
2015March10
2015April14
2015May12
2015June14
2015July19
2015August25
2015September17
2015October13
2015November10
2015December15
 

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