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MAHARAJAHS, TAJ MAHAL AND VARANASI

15 Days | Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi to Patna Ganges Cruise
Highlights
  • Heritage city experience of Delhi

  • A kite-flying session and a dinner with a local Rajput family in Jaipur

  • A visit to the iconic monument of love in Agra - the Taj Mahal

  • A train ride from Agra to Jhansi across rural India

  • A visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the 10th century monuments of Khajuraho

  • Cruise on the Ganges along the oldest inhabited holy ancient city of Varanasi

  • Seven nights onboard ABN Rajmahal as we explore life along the Ganges from Varanasi to Patna

Embark on an epic journey through India's ancient history: start off by visiting Old Delhi, a frenetic place with bazaars and ancient monuments, before heading to Rajasthan ('Land of the Royals') to tour palaces, forts and even participate in a traditional kite-flying session. Marvel at the Taj Mahal in Agra, arguably one of the world's most photographed monuments, and then - in keeping with the theme of love - visit the intricate erotic sculptures of Khajuraho.

Arresting to every sense, Varanasi is not only the oldest inhabited city in the world but truly one of the world's most unique and spiritual destinations. Embark on your Ganges river cruise aboard ABN Rajmahal as you make your way to Patna, stopping at Mughal ruins, important sites of India's colonial history and riverside villages.

This tour showcases multifaceted India in all its glory - not to be missed!

Itinerary

DAYS 1 & 2 | DELHI

Arrive Delhi | Visit Old Delhi | Jama Masjid | Humayun's Tomb | Qutub Minar

DAYS 3 & 4 | JAIPUR

Amer fort | Hawa Mahal | Maharaja's City Palace | Traditional kite-flying session

DAYS 5 & 6 | AGRA

 

Ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri | Agra Fort and Taj Mahal

DAY 7 | KHAJURAHO

Enjoy a train ride | Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site of Khajuraho

DAY 8 | VARANASI

Embark on your cruise and sail upstream towards Chunar

DAY 9 | RAMNAGAR

Visit Chunar's great Mughal Fort | Carpet weaving and pottery making | Maharaja's palace and Museum

DAY 10 | RAJGHAT

Visit Sarnath | Archaeological sites and museum | Evening prayer on the bank of Ganges

DAY 11 | GHAZIPUR

Mughal Bridge and Fort | Atala Mosque

DAYS 12 & 13 | BUXAR

Tomb of Lord Cornwallis | Ghazipur Bazaar | Sail down towards Buxar and Plassey battleground

DAY 14 | PATNA

Mughal tomb in Maner

DAY 15 | DEPART

Fly to New Delhi from Patna for onward journey.

All our tours can be tailor-made for you. Please contact us for a detailed itinerary or to discuss how we can better assist you in crafting the perfect itinerary - our friendly travel specialists are here to help!