Agra is a city in northern India's Uttar Pradesh state. It's home to the iconic Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built for the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan's wife, Mumtaz Mahal (who died in childbirth in 1631). The imposing main building features a massive dome and intricately carved white marble inlaid with precious stones. This is set behind a reflecting pool inside a courtyard defined by 4 minarets.
Day 01 : Arrival Delhi
Upon arrival at Airport or railway station you are greeted by our representative. Transferred to hotel. Breakfast at hotel, will pick you up in hotel lobby then head to Old Delhi for the magnificent Jama Masjid , India's largest mosque; then a unique glance at local life by an exploration to the bustling local bazaar of Chandni Chowk on rickshaw. Passby Red Fort before drive to New Delhi for the tallest stone tower in India, 800-year-old Qutub Minar surrounded by ancient Hindu and Muslim complex. Continue to Raj Ghat - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi. Drive along the city landmark of India Gate , President's House , Parliament House & Government Secretariat Buildings . Finish today with an insight into the local religion at a colorful Hindu temple- Laxmi Narayan Temple . Night in the hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi - Agra
Breakfast then head east to Agra, en-route a brief exploration to the former royal city of Fatehpur Sikri (about 1.5 hrs), one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor at its height, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. Have lunch after that and proceed to Agra. check-in HOTEL.on arrival and rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 03 : Agra - Varanasi
Today you start visit to Taj Mahal (closed on Friday) which frees you from the crowds and heat in daytime from an early morning; this white-marble world wonder was built by a great emperor in memory of his beloved. Later visit the palatial Royal Pavilions at the red sandstone Agra Fort for a glimpse of the royal Mughal lifestyle. In the evening transfer to railway station to board train to Varanasi. Night in the train.
Day 04 : Varanasi
This evening, you will witness the thousand-year-old Aarti Ceremony during which worshippers pray near the water by the light of candles and lanterns.
Day 05 : Varanasi Sightseeing
Your guide will meet you at the hotel before sunrise, so you can witness the amazing spectacle which takes place on Varanasi's water front at the start of every day. The principal attraction of Varanasi is the long string of bathing ghats, which line the west bank of the River Ganges. Ghats are the steps which lead down to the river from which pilgrims make their sin-cleansing dip in the holy river and on which bodies are cremated. A boat ride on the Ganges at dawn, when it is full of pilgrims, is an amazing experience, and your guide can explain to you the various rituals taking place.Leave the boat after passing the most important Ghats, then continue to have a brief city tour to Banaras Hindu University, Golden Temple and Bharat Mata Temple which is dedicated to Mother India.Afternoon continue your adventure to Sarnath (The Deer Park ) where the Buddha preached his first sermon and Sarnath Museum. O/night in the Hotel.
Day 06 : Varanasi - Delhi
Enjoy a free day before heading to the railway station to board on night train to Delhi.
Day 07 : Delhi
On arrival our assistance will meet you and transfer to international airport to board onwards flight or train. Tour ends.