DIPT offers the best guided tour package of North India that takes you through some of the most iconic destinations in India, including Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi, and back to Delhi. Our tour package is carefully crafted to offer you the best possible experience of North India, with a perfect mix of history, culture, and spirituality.
The tour begins in Delhi, the bustling capital city of India. Here, you will explore the rich cultural heritage of the city, visit ancient monuments like the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid, and take a rickshaw ride through the vibrant streets of Old Delhi. You will also get a chance to savor the local delicacies of Delhi, including chaat, chole bhature, and parathas. Next, the tour takes you to Jaipur, the Pink City, known for its stunning palaces, forts, and temples. You will visit the iconic Amer Fort, the City Palace, the Hawa Mahal, and the Jantar Mantar, all of which showcase the splendid Rajasthani architecture. From Jaipur, you will head to Agra, home to the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You will also visit other notable sites like the Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb, and the Mehtab Bagh. In the evening, you can witness the beauty of the Taj Mahal during sunset. The tour then takes you to Khajuraho, famous for its ancient temples that are adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures. You will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Khajuraho Group of Monuments and marvel at the incredible craftsmanship of the Chandela dynasty. Next, you will head to Varanasi, the spiritual capital of India. Here, you will witness the early morning rituals and prayers on the banks of the holy river Ganges, take a boat ride to witness the evening aarti ceremony, and visit the ancient temples and ghats of the city. The tour ends with a return to Delhi, where you can explore the city's modern side, indulge in some shopping, and bid farewell to this amazing journey.
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DESTINATIONS COVERED : Delhi -Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi.
As per pre-decided arrangement and according to arrival flight information, our company representative and driver shall be waiting for you at the Delhi international/domestic airport. After a brief introduction, drive to the hotel and relax. Rest of the day shall be planned according to the time of your arrival and depending on your preference if you would like to relax for rest of the day or if you are arriving in the day time and want to visit few places, car and driver will be available to take you around. Night stay in Delhi.
After the breakfast, meet your tour guide for the day and driver, start the sightseeing tour of Delhi. Delhi- The capital of India, is a cosmopolitan city with a historic old Delhi and the modern New Delhi. From historical monuments to modern shopping malls, from an extensive network of the modern-day Metro system to peddled Rickshaws, Delhi has various personalities and is the city with a heart. Start your tour with Old Delhi where you can visit Jama Mosque which was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century. Jama Mosque has the capacity to accommodate 25000 people in its courtyard. Having a rickshaw ride in the narrow streets of wholesale markets of Chandni Chowk would be fun. Visit Red Fort and Raj Ghat (The cremation place of Mr Mahatma Gandhi) also. India Gate - The All India War Memorial, dedicated to the 82,000 soldiers, both Indian and British, who died during the First World War. After lunch visit Humayun’s Tomb which is the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent and a replica of Taj Mahal. Humayun’s Tomb was built before Taj Mahal and supposed to be the inspiration behind the design of Taj Mahal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site declared in 1993. Lotus Temple is a Baha'i Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion, or any other distinction. Qutab Minar is also one of the attractions of Delhi. With a height of 234 feet, Qutub Minar is the tallest individual tower in the world. This would be enough for the day so drive back to the hotel, night stay in Delhi.
Take breakfast and start to drive to Jaipur. A good option for lunch and a quick visit would be Neemrana Fort. Built-in 15th Century and converted to a Fort Palace Hotel in 1991, Neemrana Fort is situated around 2 and half hour drive from Delhi. One of the oldest Heritage Resort in India, Neemrana Fort offers a splendid view of the nearby ranges as well as quality food also.
Keep driving to Jaipur and check-in to the pre-booked hotel on arrival. Depend on the available time and energy, visit a few places in Jaipur or relax at the hotel itself. Night stay in Jaipur.
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Jaipur tour will start with an early breakfast and Tour Guide for the day will join you at the hotel reception itself around 8 am. Drive to Amber Fort and enjoy the elephant ride to go up to the fort from the base. This will be a 20-25 minutes ride at the elephant back and there will be only 2 people allowed at the one elephant along with Mahavat (driver for elephant). This is quite a unique experience sitting on the elephant like Maharajas in the old time. Amber Fort or Amer Fort is one of the most famous heritage sites in Rajasthan and it was the capital for Rajputs who ruled here from 11th to 18th century until the capital shifted to Jaipur city. Amber Fort is a great example of architecture sense of the Rajput kings as they have crafted this well-planned building. The mix of Hindu and Mughal style, Amber Fort does have different courtyards like one as private quarters for Maharajas, Zanana Courtyard which have many living rooms for queens, Sheesh Mahal which is a great example of glasswork, Diwan-i-am or we can call it public audience hall. Jaipur city is the first planned city of India and does have some other good sites too like Jal Mahal (Water Palace) where we can stop to take some pictures from the roadside, City Palace which is the residence of Royal Family of Jaipur and does have a museum also here, Observatory (Jantar Mantar) which has astronomical instruments and it was built by Raja Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur city. Jantar Mantar features world largest stone Sundial also. Visit Hawa Mahal (The Wind Palace) which has lots of colourful windows where women sit to see the procession on the road at old centuries. Jaipur is famous for lots of things but what one thing you cannot miss is the colourful and glorious bazaars of Jaipur. One of the most admired markets in the world, The Pink city will easily become your favourite shopping destination. There are variety and quantity here and options like Johri Bazaar for someone looking to buy jewellery, stones etc., Bapu Bazaar for clothing, MI Road for all brander stores and big stores for Silver and Gold jewellery also, Nehru Bazaar for Jootis (flat shoes) and Chandpole Bazaar for Marble Sculptures. Later drive back to hotel and night stay in Jaipur.
Take breakfast and start drive to Agra. On the outer parts of Jaipur visit Monkey Temple (actual name of the place is Galta G Temple but it called Monkey Temple because of hundreds of monkeys here and they will be jumping around you like a friend, so don’t miss it, would be a great fun). Visit Chand Bawri Stepwell also at Abhaneri village also which is a great experience. Chand Baori consists 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories. It extends approximately 30 m (100 ft) into the ground making it one of the deepest and largest step-well in India). Before getting in to Agra visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri was build by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1571. Important buildings here are Buland Darwaza, Shaikh Salim Chisti Tomb, Karkhanas (royal workshop), Palace of Jodha Bai, Khazana (treasury), Birbal’s house, Hall of public (Diwan-e-aam) etc.
On arrival in Agra, check-in and overnight relax at the hotel.
Sightseeing of Agra will start with an early morning start because we always recommend visiting Taj Mahal in the early morning hours before sunrise. This is the time when Taj Mahal supposed to look in different colours with changing effects of sunlight, it would be less crowded in the morning hours and weather would be nice too (depend on the timing of the year you are travelling, can be cloudy and foggy at some particular periods of the year). So, your Tour Guide for the day will meet you at the hotel and start the tour. Taj Mahal, the symbol of Love and a masterpiece is one of the 8 Wonders in the World. It was built in the 17th century with white marble. Taj Mahal was built by Mughal King Shahjahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal on the bank of river Yamuna. It was included in UNESCO World heritage sites in 1983. Later visit Red Fort (also known as Lal Qila) which was the residence of Mughal emperors in Agra. Constructed around mid of 16th century with Redstone, some famous parts of the Fort inside are Sheesh Mahal, The Diwan-i-Aam (the court of public), Mina Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas (A hall of private gatherings), Khas Mahal etc. There was around 300 structure at one time inside the fort but only 20 left nowadays and many parts of the Agra Fort is used by the Indian army, only a few parts are open. Other most do places in Agra are Sikandra (Tomb of Mughal king Akbar), Itmad-ud-Daula (also known as Baby Taj) and Mehtab Bagh Garden for the pictures of Taj Mahal at the evening hours. Drive back to the hotel and night stay in Agra.
Distance from Agra to Khajuraho is around 450 kms with approx. 9 hours drive so we recommend making connectivity of flight or train from Agra. There is one direct flight available with Air India but it operates at the season time only (October to March) mostly. There are 2 good trains with comfortable seats available from Agra to Jhansi and drive from Jhansi to Khajuraho would be approx. 4 hours only. So this would be for transit from Agra to Khajuraho according to decided option. Gwalior Fort (which is one of the best Fort in India) and Orchha are good places on the way if you are driving from Agra to Khajuraho. Night stay would be at pre-booked hotel in Khajuraho.
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Khajuraho is a unique site in itself which was undiscovered till 19th century. It was in 1838 when a British Indian Army Surveyor discovered, excavated and restored these temples. These temples were built by the Chandela Dynasty in the period of 100 years from 950-1050 AD. From 85 temples at the beginning, only 22 have managed to survive till date. These temples depict various forms like meditation, spiritual teachings, kinship, wrestling, royalty and most significantly, erotic art.
The Temples are divided in Western, Eastern and Southern group of temples. The Western Group of Temples are the most important and largest group of the temples here with entirely Hindu Temples. The largest temple of the group is Kandhariya Mahadev while Vishwanath Temple is dedicated to Lord Brahma. Chaunsath Yogini is another marvellous temple and Chitragupta Temple dedicated to Sun. Devi Jagdambi Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali while Lakshmana Temple is also well decorated. Eastern Group of Temples includes the Jain temples and the Parsvanath Temple is the most impressive and the largest among all Jain temples in Khajuraho. The Parsvanath image was installed here in 1860 and sculptures on the northern outer wall are particularly worth seeing. The Adinath Temple is another well carved Jain Temple while Vamana Temple has apsaras in sensuous poses. Other temples in this group are Ghantai Temple, Shantinath Temple and Javari Temple. Southern Group of Temples: This is the smallest group of temples in Khajuraho with Dulhadeo and Chaturbhuj Temple. Dulhadeo is yet another abode for Lord Shiva and this is one of the last temples from the Chandela Dynasty. Chaturbhuj Temple of Lord Vishnu holds the most imposing and intricately carved, four-armed (Chatur Bhuj) Vishnu idol. It is believed to be brought specially from Tibet, by the king who built the temple.
Start this day with an easy breakfast and relaxing at the hotel. There will be some time available if you would like to walk around the city. Connectivity from Khajuraho to Varanasi is limited with only 2 flights in the day and solitary train at the midnight hours. So pick-up in Varanasi will be arranged according to your way of travel from Khajuraho. Right now let say that you are taking a flight to Varanasi.
Our local representative and driver will receive you in Varanasi. With some brief introduction drive to the hotel. Check-in and relax at the hotel for a couple of hours. Later Tour Guide will join you for the walk to the Ghats and experience the different ritual activities at the river. We recommend having a boat tour to experience the Ghat activities in a better way and you will get the best picture-perfect also from the boat. There are around 90 Ghats in Varanasi but most well known are 2 Ghats, Manikarnika Ghat where Hindus do the last rites of the deceased. Another is Dashashwamedh Ghat which is the place for the evening aarti. One of the main attractions in Varanasi, the Grand Ganga Aarti ceremony get performed by several priests in a well-choreographed way on the banks of River Ganges. You will get to hear the majestic blended sound of Sanskrit mantras, drums, bells, and cymbals. The aarti will take 45-60 minutes with priests performing it with huge lamps in their hands and end with diyas floating in the river. Walk/drive back to the hotel and night stay in Varanasi.
For Hindus, Varanasi is the greatest Pilgrimage between Heaven and earth and identified as the religious and cultural capital of India. According to Hindu culture, a bath in the water of Ganges is good enough to clean the sins of thousands of past rebirths. According to Hindu belief, Banaras or Varanasi as it is known, is the cosmic centre of the Universe.
The renowned American novelist Mark Twain once wrote, "Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together."
Varanasi tour will start early in the morning at the time of sunrise as we take you to banks of the river Ganges where we board a boat to see the morning ablutions of the Hindus. The boat ride starts from Dasashwamedh Ghat and ends at Manikarnika Ghat along the sacred Ganges, there are several Ghats you will be crossing named after kings/queens/cities like Harishchandra Ghat, Tulsi Ghat, Jain Ghat, Ganga Mahal Ghat, Assi Ghat, Rewa Ghat and many more. Get back to the hotel to take breakfast. Relax for a couple of hours and start the tour again with Banaras Hindu University which is the centre for the education of Sanskrit, culture, music, and Indian art. The largest residential University in Asia covers the area of 2000 acres. Later visit Bharat Mata Temple (Temple of Mother India) which don’t have any ideal of God or Goddesses, though it has a map of Independent India. This temple was inaugurated by Mr Mahatma Gandhi. Visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple which is one of the oldest Temple in India dedicated to Lord Shiva. This would be enough for the day so drive back to the hotel, night stay in Varanasi.
This day take a relaxing breakfast and enjoy a walk in the city (depends on the location of the hotel, walk in the old city a good experience if you are in a hotel close to the Ghat). Later check-out from the hotel and visit Sarnath the sacred city for the Buddhist all over the world. It was here that Lord Buddha preached his first sermon to his first five disciples. Also worth visiting is the museum with artefacts dating back to 3rd century BC. Visit the nearby ruins of the ancient seat of learning in Sarnath. Drive to the airport to take the flight to Delhi.
On arrival in Delhi, our company representative and driver will receive you and drive to the hotel. Rest of the day will be free to relax at the hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
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According to the timing of your flight, visit few more places in Delhi like Akshardham Temple which is the largest Hindu temple in the world, visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (The Sikh temple) to experience that how can a place feed people 24 hours with some religious faith. Visit Gandhi Smiriti (residence for Mr Mahatma Gandhi in his last days and he was assassinated here), driver through British time establish government buildings like President House, Parliament etc. Later our services end with a drop off at Delhi domestic/international airport for your flight to onward journey.