Hindu Pilgrimage Tour

Delhi - Varanasi - Allahabad - Agra - Mathura - Jaipur - Mumbai
Hindu Pilgrimage Tour
Nights : 13 nights / 14 days
Arival : Delhi
Departure : Mumbai
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Number of Days   Itinerary Deails
Day 1 - DELHI : The romance and colour of India greets you as you disembark from your Flight in Delhi - India 's splendid capital. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 - DELHI : Delhi, the capital of India has a fascinating history and a stimulating present. Believed to be the legendary Indraprastha described in the epic “Mahabharata”, Delhi Mughal, who continued the imperial line, until British days. Morning for city tour of New Delhi visiting - Birla Temple, Humayun Tomb and Qutub Minar, 234 feet high tower, nearby stands the Iron pillar which is also known as Ashoka Pillar which is also known as Ashoka pillar. Drive past India Gate - the war memorial, President's House, which was once the viceroy's palace, Parliament House and Secretarial Buildings. Afternoon at leisure for independent activities. Evening Welcome Dinner at our Chairman's Palace. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3 - DELHI : Morning tour of Old Delhi. The Old city was built by Shahjehan in the 17th century, stands today as an epitome of the whole history of Indo-Islamic architecture. You will visit - Red fort, Jama Masjid built by Shahjahan between 1639-1648 symbolizing the Mughal glory, Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and drive past Chandni Chowk - the busy shopping centre of the walled city. Afternoon free for independent activities. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4 - DELHI / VARANASI : Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi . Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon at leisure for independent activities. Evening transfer to Raja Amrit Rao Peshwa Ghat on the banks of river Ganges to witness special Arti at Sunset followed by Indian dance show.Overnight at hotel.
Day 5 - VARANASI : Varanasi, one of the holiest city for Hindus and a fascinating city of the east. With its array of shrines, temple and palaces rising in several tiers from the water's edge is also a city of fairs and festivals, celebrating about 400 of them during the year. Early morning at 0430 hrs - boat excursion on river Ganges to see the bathing Ghats and the cremation sites. Watching people bathing and worshipping at the Ghats is one of most extraordinary. Return to the hotel. hereafter, proceed for a city tour visiting - Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Benaras Hindu University which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb built on the site of an ancient Hindu Temple . Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6 - VARANASI / ALLAHABAD : Morning depart for Allahabad by surface for a day. Excursion. Allahabad, also known as Prayag in Hindu tradition, is one of the holiest places in Hindu religion; it is also the venue of the famous Kumbha Mela which is held once in 12 years. This is the place where the triveni sangam (the confluence of the three rivers) the Ganga, the Yamuna and the legendary Saraswati meet. It is also the ancestral home town of India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. During the sightseeing visit Akbar Fort and the palaces/gardens, Museum - housing ancient paintings & sculptures, Triveni Sangam Point, University and Anand Bhawan - the ancestral home of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Lunch at Hotel Yatrik. Time free to explore on your own and later, return to Varanasi. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7 - VARANASI / AGRA : Morning time at leisure till departure to the airport to board flight for Agra . Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8 - AGRA : Agra, also known as the ‘City of Taj’. With the arrival of the Mughals in 1526, led by Babar, Agra entered a completely new epoch which has contributed to making it a destination in contemporary times. Agra reached its zenith between 1556 and 1658, under the Mughal emperors Akbar, Jehangir, and Shahjehan. Most of the famed monuments, including the Taj Mahal, belong to this period, when Agra was a hive of building activity of exceptionally high standards. Morning enjoy rickshaw ride to Taj Mahal and witness the world famous marble wonder during sunrise. Later, return to the hotel. Later a city tour visiting - Agra fort- Built by the famous Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the huge fort is dominated by red sandstone construction. It houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and many other noteworthy structures. Visit Taj Mahal - Built by Shahjehan a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22 years to finish this white marble wonder. Apart from its fine symmetry and balance design, the Taj Mahal also has some of the examples of traditional inlay work. Rest of the time at leisure for independent activities. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 9 - AGRA / MATHURA / AGRA : Morning depart for Mathura by coach. A 45 minutes drive from Agra, it is one the oldest towns situated on the banks of the river Yamuna. It is a pilgrimage city for Hindus and the birth place of Lord Krishna. Visit Museum & temples and later, proceed to Vrindavan, a town of temples with some of the most magnificent shrines in North India. Return to Agra for overnight stay.
Day 10 - AGRA / JAIPUR : Morning depart for Jaipur by coach. En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, also known as deserted city. It was the new capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar but he left the city due to paucity of water. The audience halls, preserved as are the tomb of Sheikh Salem Chisti, Panchmahal and Buland Darwaza. Later, proceed to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and check-in at hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11 - JAIPUR : Jaipur was founded in 1727 AD by maharaja jai Singh who moved his capital from Amber to the city he built. Jaisingh's various talents and interests are clearly exhibited in the city. In 1863, Jaipur dressed itself in pink to Welcome Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria. Since then, the city has been known as ‘The Pink city’ Morning visit Amber Fort, 12 kms from Jaipur lays Amber with an old palace overlooking the lake at entrance to a rocky mountain groove. Built in 17th century, the palace is a distinguished specimen of Rajput architecture. The Mandir ( Hall of victory) is so delicately ornamented with fine inlay work that it glows, Sheesh Mahal, considered to be one of the world's best Chamber of Mirrors, Diwan-e- Am (Hall of Audience), Diwan-e-Am ( Hall of audience), Sukh Mandir with its sandalwood doors. Through out the massive fort, finely carved lattice windows, Painted doorways and halls and finally sculptured pillars calls for the attention. One also enjoys a measure of erstwhile majesty by riding up to the palace on a brightly caparisoned elephant. Later, City tour visiting - the maharaja's city palace which also the houses a museum containing rare manuscripts, painting and an armoury, the Observatory with a sun dial which is 90 feet high and drive past Hawa Mahal ( Palace of Winds) and colorful bazaars of the Pink City. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12 - JAIPUR / MUMBAI : Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai. Meeting and transfer to the Hotel. Mumbai, the “Gateway of India”. A beautiful harbor studded with hilly islands and a palmfringed shore, rising gradually to the peaks of mountain ranges from a fine waterfront for Mumbai. Besides being a major port of India and an industrial centre, Mamba is also the base of Indian film industry and is known as Hollywood of India. Afternoon city tour visiting Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar hill, offering a panoramic view of Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach, also visit Prince of Wales museum - the Victorian domed structure houses the fine collection of miniature paintings. Its three sections are on Art, Archeology and Natural history, Dhobi Ghat, Mani Bhawan, the Gateway of India - built during the period 1924-1927 to commemorate the visit to India of King George V, of England in 1911. Drive through the Crawford Market, marine drive and Flora fountain. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 - MAMBAI : Morning transfer to Gateway to board motor launch for a half day excursion to Elephant Caves. Elephant contains a fine cluster of 6th-8th century rock-cut caves. The sculptures are beautifully executed and the most outstanding of these is the Maheshmurthy or Trimurthi, a five meter high three-headed bust hewn from a single rock, representing the three aspects of Shiva, viz. the creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer. Later, return to the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14 - DEPART / MAMBAI : Early morning transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
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