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Day 1: Arrive at Delhi

Stop At: Qutub Minar, Qutb Minar, Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030 India
On your arrival in Delhi you will be transferred to your hotel. Later start city tour of Delhi you will visit the Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate driven past the Parliament House, President’s House and other Government Secretarial Buildings, to your final stop will be at Lakshminarayan Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Duration: 7 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "Le Meridien" or similar.

Day 2: Delhi to Jaipur by road

Pass By: Radisson Blu Jaipur, Plots No. 5 And 6, Airport Plaza, Tonk Rd, Jai Jawan-2, Choti Chopad, Chandrakala Colony, Durgapura, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302018, India
You will be transferred by road to Jaipur. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan gets its name from Maharaja Jai Singh who built this city. Many captivating palaces are present here having breathtaking design and architecture. In the 18th century Prince of Wales had visited Jaipur and the entire city was painted in pink color due to which this city is also known as the pink city. The origin of Jaipur goes back to more than 260 years. Overnight at hotel. On your arrival in Jaipur you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "Radisson Blu Hotel Airport" or similar.

Day 3: City Tour of Jaipur

Stop At: Amer jeep Safari, 299 Kashyap Marg Chokdi Gangapol, Jaipur 302002 India
Today you have a full day tour of Jaipur and Amer Fort. The morning journey starts from Amer fort also known as Amer Palace, the earlier capital of Jaipur. You will be descending (one way) the fort by Jeep. This magnificent fort was constructed in red sand-stone and marble by Raja Man Singh and is divided into four sections each with a courtyard. The main entrance gate is Surajpol having a fascinating architecture. Near the Ganesh Gate, there is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Sila Devi. The Diwan-e-Aam - Hall of public audience, Diwan-e-Khas - hall of private audience, Sheesh Mahal - palace of mirrors and Sukh Niwas are quite beautiful. At the he Sukh Niwas, a pleasant climate is created by winds that blow over a water cascade. In Jaipur you will be taken to Maharaja City Palace, a royal palace with seven storey as well as Jantar Mantar, the observatory. This wonderful observatory is attracted by mathematician as well as astronomers of whole world. City palace is perfect blend of all three excellent styles (Mughal, Rajput and European). Another palace, Hawa Mahal is popular all over world for it magnificent architecture. You will be taken through pink rose garden as well business centers of Jaipur. A tour of Jaipur is not complete without shopping. Jaipur is famous for clothes, carpets, precious and semi-precious stones and jewelry and various handicrafts made of wood, metals, etc. and also for silk paintings and miniatures. Overnight at hotel.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "Radisson Blu Hotel Airport" or similar.

Day 4: Jaipur to Agra en-route Fatehpur Sikri

Stop At: Fatehpur Sikri India
You will be transferred by road to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri which was built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri holds exceptional testimony to Mughal civilization and is one of well-known UNESCO World heritage site of India and has various historical monuments. You will visit the Jama Masjid, followed by the Tomb of Salim Chishti, the five storied Panch Mahal and Buland Darwaza a graceful monument and stupendous piece of beautiful architectures. It is central portico with a total of three arched entrances and is locally known as Horseshoe gate. You will visit the other graceful buildings of this place such as Ibadat Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani’s palace, Naubat Khana and Birbal’s house. #Agra the former capital of Hindustan is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is a major tourist destination of India and a part of the Golden Triangle Tour along with Delhi and Jaipur. Agra also known as Akbarabad went through its peak during the time of Mughals and was the capital of under the Mughal rulers Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjehan.
On arrival in Agra you will be transferred to your hotel. Agra the former capital of Hindustan is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is a major tourist destination of India and a part of the Golden Triangle Tour along with Delhi and Jaipur. Agra also known as Akbarabad went through its peak during the time of Mughals and was the capital of under the Mughal rulers Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjehan. Overnight at hotel.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "ITC Mughal Luxury Collection" or similar.

Day 5: Agra to Varanasi by Train (Overnight Journey)

Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra 282001 India
This morning during the visit Agra, you will be taken to Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world. This beautiful building is elegantly built with white marble by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between the years 1631 to 1648 and it was built in the memory of his favorite beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Standing majestically on banks of Yamuna River, this breathtaking, immensely beautiful monument is a synonymous to romance and love. #Your next stop Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known for its architectural structure and was built in the 16th century during the Mughal Empire. This place comprises of several fairy-tale palaces like Khas Mahal and Jahangir Palace. Over here you will also get a chance to see Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas, which are also known as private audience hall and public audience hall. Agra is famous for inlaid marble work and handicrafts. Later in transfer to rail-station in time for Varansi night train. Night on board.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight Journey by Train. No Hotel.

Day 6: Explore Varanasi

Stop At: Banaras Ghats, Varanasi 221002 India
On your arrival in Varanasi you will be transferred to your hotel. Varanasi also called Benaras or Banaras or Kashi is said to be the oldest living city in the world, dating back to 5000 years. It has been the cultural and spiritual capital of North India for years. The belief of Hindus is that death in Varanasi leads to salvation. Varanasi is also known as the holy city of India or the city of temples, or the city of learning and also as the oldest living city on earth.
In the evening you will visit the ceremony of Aarti to the river Ganges, The great 'Aarti' to the Ghat of Dasaashwamedh is held every sunset by five priests dressed in white. These five young people choreographed movements apparently worship the river goddess with incense, camphor, flowers and mud lamps. Thousands of lighting lamps are immersed in the water of the sacred Ganges and the floating lamps add a divine aspect to the river. Overnight at hotel.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "Taj Gateway Ganges" or similar.

Day 7: Varanasi to Bhabaneshwar by Train (Overnight Journey)

Stop At: Ganges River, Varanasi India
This day is entirely for Varanasi sightseeing. The beginning marks a boat ride on the River Ganges. Manikarnika and Harish Chandra are two of the famous Ghats, frequented by hundreds of pilgrims. During the ride, you may witness a number of funeral pyres burning on all sides in these ghats. Hindus believe, cremation on the Varanasi Ghats is the key to achieve utmost salvation.
Following the boat ride, you are taken to the Dashashwamedh Ghat, Kashi Viswanath temple, Dhamek Stupa, Tibetan Temple and many other well-known tourist spots. Since it’s a night stay at Varanasi, you may again spend the evening at the Ganges Ghats. Ganga Aarti is worth watching for its eternal glamour and vibrancy.
On the very day, you have to board the train to Bhubaneshwar. Our transport is at your disposal and you must wrap up everything within the evening. Your train is scheduled to leave from Varanasi rail station and it’s an overnight journey.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight Journey by Trail. No Hotel.

Day 8: Arrive at Bhubaneshwar, Bhubaneshwar city Tour

Stop At: Lingaraja Temple, Bhubaneswar India
On your arrival in Bhubaneshwar you will be transferred to your hotel. Bhubaneshwar with a history of over 3,000 years derives its name from Tribhubaneswar, meaning Shiva, the Lord of the Three Worlds. Bhubaneswar known as the Temple City of India had over a thousand temples and some of the important temples are Lingaraja Temple, Muktesvara Temple, Rajarani Temple, and Ananta Vasudeva Temple. The festivals celebrated here are the Ratha Yatra, Durga Puja, Diwali, Shivaratri, Ganesh Puja, Nuakhai and Saraswati Puja, Eid and Christmas. The world famous Odissi classical dance originated from this place. Bhubaneshwar is a base to for excursions to the tribal areas.
In your morning city tour of Bhubaneshwar, you will be visiting the various temples of this city. Bhubaneswar known as the Temple City of India had over a thousand temples and some of the important temples are Lingaraj Temple, Muktesvara Temple, Rajarani Temple, and Ananta Vasudeva Temple. Most of the temples built between 7th and 11th century are of Lord Shiva. The State Museum houses artifacts, weapons and local arts and crafts. A visit to the Nandankanan Zoological Park is quite interesting. The botanical garden has a good collection of exotic and regional fauna. Overnight at hotel.

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "Mayfair Lagoon" or similar.

Day 9: Bhubaneshwar to Puri en-route Konark Sun Temple

Stop At: Konark Sun Temple, Kasia-Tamkuhi Road, Konark India
Today you will be transferred by road to Puri visiting Konark enroute. Konark is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its Sun Temple of 13the century also known as the Black Pagoda as it was built in black granite. The name Konark comes from the Sanskrit words Kona (angle) and Arka (Sun) and is dedicated to Surya the Sun God. The Temple is designed as a huge chariot of the Surya with twelve pairs of wheels, some of them 3 meters wide and pulled by seven horses. Konark is home to the Konark Dance Festival devoted to the classical Indian dance forms, including Odissi. #Puri is one of the holiest places for Hindus and has many names like Jagannath Puri, Srikshetra, Shankhakshetra, Purusottama Puri, Neelachala, Neeladri, etc. Puri has one of the four Mathas (Hindu monastery) established by Adi Shankaracharya. The others are at Jyotirmath, Sringeri and Dwarika. Overnight at hotel.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "Hans Coco Palm" or similar.

Day 10: City tour of Puri

Stop At: Jagannath Temple, Puri 752001 India
The tour of Puri will take you the various temples of Puri. Puri is the only shrine where Radha, Lakshmi, Durga, Parvati, Sati and Shakti abode with Krishna. Thousand of pilgrims flock to Puri every year to participate in the Ratha Yatra (Festival of Chariots). Every Hindu would like to make a pilgrimage tour to four temples towns at least once in his life and Puri is one of them and the other three are Badrinath, Dwarika and Rameshwaram. Shree Lokanath Temple is where Lord Shiva hid himself from Shani, in a pond and the Shivalinga is partially submerged. Overnight at hotel.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "Hans Coco Palm" or similar.

Day 11: Puri to Kolkata by Train (Overnight Journey)

Stop At: Balighai Beach, Puri 752002 India
Spend the day at leisure taking a walk by the beaches of Puri. The city has one of the most crowded beaches of India – Swargadar (Door to Heaven) Beach which has its own religious and mythological values. You may visit to the Golden Beach which gets its name from the glistering sand that spills out onto the waterfront of the Bay of Bengal, with changing color throughout the day, from bright blues and green in daylight to dark navy at night. You must not miss the exotic sunrise and sunset here.

Balighai Beach is yet another attraction which is just 8kms from Puri. It is the abode of Olive Ridley turtles that lay their eggs in the sand between December and January. It is a sight to watch along with a host of migratory birds taking flight in the air above. If you don’t want to visit so far, you may just sit and relax at the Puri Beach and enjoy the sight-seeing of the city. The local city sweets and delicacies are a must to try. Collect mementos from near the beachside.

Check-out from hotel is at 1200 hrs. You will be taken to the railway station to catch your next train to Kolkata. Overnight onboard.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight Journey by Train. No Hotel.

Day 12: Explore Kolkata

Stop At: Howrah Bridge, Jagganath Ghat 1, Strand Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700001 India
We takes you to the city of Kolkata, your first stop will be to check into your hotel. Kolkata commonly referred to as the city of joy is dominated with enlightened and culturally enthusiastic people. Your tour round this city will involve visits to the temple of the Lord shrinathji. You will also get to visit the historic Victoria Memorial monument where you will get to explore the museum and the art gallery. From there you will drive pass the Secretariat Building, the Howrah Bridge, Old Courthouse street and the Dalhousie Square which has so many Raj-era monuments. By night fall, it will be time to retire back to your hotel for a well-deserved rest in preparation for your departure tomorrow.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel "ITC Sonar Luxury Collection" or similar.

Day 13: Departure from Kolkata

Pass By: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Jessore Rd, Dum Dum, Kolkata, West Bengal 700052, India
After an eventful 12 days tour, on the 13th day, you’ll be driven to the Kolkata airport from where you’ll get a connecting flight back home filled with memories and once in a lifetime experience of India.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: No Hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
IGI Airport Terminal-3, Delhi, 110037, India
Duration
13 days
Return Details
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Jessore Rd, Dum Dum, Kolkata, West Bengal 700052, India
Inclusions
  • 12x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 13 nights
  • Accommodation sharing room.
  • Assistance on arrival & departure.
  • Taxes as applicable in India.
  • English speaking local guide.
  • Entrance fee at the monuments.
  • Train Tickets.
  • Entry/Admission - Qutub Minar
  • Entry/Admission - Amer jeep Safari
  • Entry/Admission - Fatehpur Sikri
  • Entry/Admission - Taj Mahal
  • Entry/Admission - Ganges River
  • Entry/Admission - Lingaraja Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Konark Sun Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Jagannath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Howrah Bridge
Exclusions
  • Any Airfares (Domestic or International).
  • Airport taxes.
  • Visa fees.
  • Camera fees.
  • Tips.
  • Lunch.
  • Dinner.
  • Entry/Admission - Balighai Beach
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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