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Day 1: Delhi to Agra City Tour and Train to Varanasi (L)
Pass By: New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi 7am - Early this morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Delhi and NCR. Your drive to Agra via Yamuna Express Highway will be about 3 hours. After arriving in Agra Visit Taj Mahal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Appreciate its beauty and strength to stand the test of time. You will break for lunch which will be provided at a great local restaurant. Next, visit the Imposing Agra Fort (A UNESCO World Heritage Site), built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D. This huge fort is made of red sandstone, and its interior reflects an interesting synthesis of Hindu and central Asian architectural styles. The maze of the courtyards, mosques and private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. Later, you may wish to enjoy shopping in Agra which is known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and softstone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Agra's major handicraft products besides inlay work are leatherware, brassware, carpets, jewelry and embroidery work. During the evening, board an overnight train to Varanasi from Agra Fort/Tundla Railway Station.
Meals included: • Lunch Accommodation included: Overnight aboard the train
Day 2: Varanasi Full Day Sightseeing (L)
Pass By: Railway Station The following morning arrive at Varanasi Railway Station and drive to your hotel. Hotel Check in time is around noon. Take a lunch break at a great local restaurant. After lunch, visit the Bharat Mata temple which features a big relief map of India in marble. The next stop is the Durga Temple and the Tulsi Manas Mandir. Later in the evening enjoy rickshaw ride passing through the busy streets and bazaars of Varanasi takes to the holy river Ganges where you cruise to witness the ’Aarti’ ceremonies amidst hundreds of lighted candles and flower offerings.
Meals included: • Lunch Accommodation included: Overnight in Varanasi: Hotel Ramada or similar
Day 3: Varanasi City Tour and Overnight Train to Delhi (B,L)
Pass By: Railway Station Early on this morning you will take a boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the pilgrims' way of life by the Ghats (stairs that get you to the river). You will rise before dawn and step gingerly onto a rustic boat as the wizened boatman casts off. The sound of conches and temple bells will ring in the delicate pink fabric of dawn. During the afternoon, break for lunch, which is provided at a local restaurant. Later, visit Sarnath, an important pilgrimage center for Buddhists. This is where the Buddha preached his first sermon after reaching enlightenment. The Sarnath temple and Archaeological Museum are full of Buddhist art treasures. This evening you will board and overnight train from Varanasi to New Delhi.