10 days Sight of India with Ganges Tour starts in Kolkata, as the former capital of British India, Kolkata retains a feast of colonial-era architecture contrasting starkly with urban slums and dynamic new-town suburbs with their air- conditioned shopping malls.
Later the tour will take you to Jaipur, known as the Pink City. Amazing palaces, forts and monuments will provide you with memories lasting a lifetime. The city was painted in pink in the 17th century to welcome the Prince of Wales. Today, you will notice many buildings and houses still painted pink.
After Jaipur you will be brought to the city of Agra, famous for the monument Taj Mahal. Completed in 1653, the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife Mumtaz Mahal. Agra is also famous for two other buildings that are listed as UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
From Agra you will head to Haridwar and Rishikesh : Propitiously located at the point where the Ganges emerges from the Himalaya, Haridwar (also called Hardwar) is Uttarakhand’s holiest Hindu city, and pilgrims arrive here in droves to bathe in the fast-flowing Ganges. The sheer number of people gathering around Har-ki-Pairi Ghat give Haridwar a chaotic but reverent feel.
Last city of the tour will be Delhi, with visiting the ancient monuments and historical grounds in Delhi. Among these sights, you will be taken to Jama Masjid, which is one of the most famous mosques in India.
Day 1 Arrive Kolkatta
Arrive Kolkata by Flight. Met on arrival & transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 2 Kolkata
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Enjoy full day city tour of Kolkata visiting Kalighat Kali Temple, St. Paul’s Cathedral Church, Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, Mother House, Flower Market, Howrah Bridge.(Coaches are not allowed at Howrah Bridge, therefore guest can take a view from flower market itself). Lunch & Dinner at Hotel.
Day 3 Kolkata - Jaipur
Pink City (Jaipur)
Morning transfer to airport to connect flight for Jaipur. Met on arrival & transfer to Hotel. Lunch at hotel. Evening enjoy cycle rickshaw ride through old city of Jaipur. Dinner & overnight stay.
Day 4 Jaipur
After breakfast head to Amber Fort - Amber was the antique capital of the state. Now an abandoned complex and one of the best hilltop forts in the country, Amber is something which no traveller can afford to give a miss. Reach up to fort on elephant back. It is a magnificent for complex with number of attractive palaces, halls and temple in it such as Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, Jai Mandir, Ganesh Pol, Mirror palace and many more.
After Lunch at hotel city tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace & Museum, Jantar Mantar – the Observatory, Hawa Mahal and magnetic bazaars of Jaipur. Dinner & Overnight stay.
Day 5 Jaipur - Agra
The Taj Mahal
This morning drive 5 hours to Agra. On arrival check in at Hotel.
After Lunch visit world famous Taj Mahal one of the wonders, explained as “a teardrop on the face of perpetuity is certainly the apex of Mughal structural design. Shah Jahan made this monument in the loving memory of his wife Empress “Mumtaz Mahal”. Also visit another world heritage site Agra Fort - explained as walled splendid city built in 1566 to study the progress of Mughal structural design from red stones to white Marbles. Dinner & Overnight stay.
Day 6 Agra - Haridwar
Har Ki Pauri
After Breakfast drive 8- 9 hours to Haridwar. Vegetarian Lunch will be arranged enroute. On arrival check in at Hotel . Haridwar is known for river Ganges it is holy town for Hindus where pilgrims goes for dip in river, lots of meditation centre. (Since this is a holy town hence only Vegetarian food is serve here however our hotel is situated on border of Haridwar hence this hotel will serve Non vegetarian meals in limited choice). Evening visit Har-ki-Pauri to view the holy Ganges Aarti. This aarti is a beautiful ceremony in which deeyas (oil lamps) are offered to God. Overnight stay. Dinner & overnight stay.
Day 7 Haridwar - Rishikesh - Haridwar
Today morning visit Har-ki-Pauri most sacred point of Haridwar watching people taking dip in river. This is the spot where nectar fell during fight between Gods and Demons. Afternoon visit twin city of Rishikesh about 45 minutes’ drive from Haridwar city situated on the foothills of Himalaya known for meditation centres. Cross river through suspension bridge known as Ram Jhoola Visit some Ashrams and enjoy evening Aarti (Prayer) Ganga ceremony at Parmarth Niketan. Evening drive back to Haridwar. Overnight stay.
Day 8 Haridwar - Delhi
This morning after breakfast city tour of Haridwar visiting Mansha Temple, Chandi Temple Devi, Enjoy cable car ride. Daksh Mandir. After Lunch at hotel drive 6 hours to Delhi. On arrival check in at Hotel. Dinner at Hotel. Overnight stay
Day 9 Delhi
Full day enjoy sight-seeing tour of Old and New Delhi visiting - India Gate – the war memorial dedicated to martyrs who laid their live for the sake of the country, Drive pass Parliament House – the government headquarters, President house, visit Lotus Temple – the only Bahai Temple, Qutub Minar, world heritage site of 12th century, Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India and Gandhi Memorial – the memorial of the father of the nation. Indian Lunch at Local Restaurant. Dinner at hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 10 Delhi - Departure
After breakfast transfer to Airport to connect flight for Kolkata/onwards destination.
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