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Spiritual India, Featuring The Sacred Ganges
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Spiritual India, featuring the Sacred Ganges

12 days & 11 nights, Private Journey

Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Khajuraho & Agra

Explore Northern India, beginning your travels in Delhi before delving into the last days of the British Raj in the historic city of Lucknow. Go on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Varanasi and marvel at the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Temples of Khajuraho. See the world's greatest monument to love, the Taj Mahal, and the Mughal stronghold of Agra Fort, before ending your journey back in Delhi.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Delhi

    Upon arrival late this evening in Delhi, you will be welcomed by your Cox & Kings representative and escorted to your hotel.

    The Imperial - 3 Nights
  • Day 2
    Delhi

    Visit Delhi's Mughal capital and its historic sights including the Red Fort, once the most opulent stronghold of the Mughal Empire, and the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. Explore Chandni Chowk as you walk the narrow lanes of Kinari Bazaar, Dariba, and Paranthe Wali Gali and marvel at the wide range of street foods available. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, which serves regional specialties from all over the country.

    The Imperial (B, L)
  • Day 3
    Delhi

    This morning, discover the architectural wonders of New Delhi, the modern capital laid out by the British. Admire some of the famous buildings designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, including India Gate and the elegant Presidential Palace. Visit Humayun's Tomb and the Qutab Minar.

    Afternoon at leisure.

    The Imperial (B)
  • Day 4
    To Lucknow

    This afternoon, fly to Lucknow. Famed for its refined culture, classical dance and spicy cuisine, Lucknow is an historic city intricately linked to the "beginning of the end" of the British Raj.

    Vivanta by Taj - Gomti Nagar - 2 Nights (B)
  • Day 5
    Lucknow

    Join your local guide on a visit of the highlights of Lucknow, including the British Residency, the Imambaras, Jama Masjid and the labyrinthine pathways of the Bhul Bhulaiya. Explore the bustling Aminabad Market, which is justly famous for jewelry, as well as its many pickle shops!

    Vivanta by Taj - Gomti Nagar (B)
  • Day 6
    To Varanasi

    After breakfast, you will be driven to Varanasi, India's sacred city on the Ganges River. Hop on a traditional rickshaw and travel through the ancient streets to the ghats for a taste of life on the holy river.

    Nadesar Palace - 2 Nights (B)
  • Day 7
    Varanasi

    Rise early and embark on a cruise on the Ganges to witness pilgrims at their daily ablutions as the rising sun illuminates the skies. After breakfast, walk to the Kalbhairav Temple, where people go to protect themselves from black magic. Visit Sarnath, the spot where Buddha gave his first sermon. This evening if you wish, meet with a local astrologer.

    Nadesar Palace (B)
  • Day 8
    To Khajuraho

    After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Khajuraho. Upon arrival, visit the intricately carved Hindu and Jain Temples of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    The Lalit - 1 Night (B)
  • Day 9
    To Agra

    This morning, discover the medieval palaces of Orchha. After lunch, board your train and ride the rails to Agra, the former capital of Hindustan.

    The Oberoi Amarvilas - 2 Night (B, L)
  • Day 10
    Agra

    Early this morning, see the sun rise over the white marble mausoleum of the Taj Mahal, which Emperor Shah Jahan built as a shrine to his everlasting love for his queen, Mumtaz Mahal. After breakfast, discover the palaces, mosques and halls of audience of magnificent Agra Fort, a walled city built out of red sandstone in the 16th century.

    The Oberoi Amarvilas (B)
  • Day 11
    To Delhi

    Following a leisurely morning, you will be escorted to Delhi by road and enjoy your last evening at the wonderful Oberoi Gurgaon.

    The Oberoi Gurgaon - 1 Night (B)
  • Day 12
    Depart Delhi

    Today, you will be escorted to the airport for your onward flight.

    (B)
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