Hindu Pilgrimages / In Search Of God
Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destinations covered: Delhi - Varanasi - Allahabad - Agra - Mathura - Jaipur - Delhi
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Thereafter proceed for a sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi including Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and India Gate
Day 02: Delhi
The next morning visit Birla Mandir, Laxmi Narayan & the ancient Hanuman Temple. Afternoon proceed for proceed for a city tour of Old Delhi comprising of the Red Fort & the Jama Masjid. Also visit Raj Ghat -The final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi.
Day 03: Delhi - Varanasi
After breakfast, transfer to airport to board a flight for Varanasi. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Sarnath Temple to view the Buddhist stupas. Overnight stay.
Day 04: Varanasi - Allahabad (By road - 125 Kms)
Early morning, boat ride on the river Ganges. Thereafter, walk through the narrow lanes and colourful bazaars in the heart of the city and visit the temples including Kashi Vishwa Nath Temple and the Durga Temple. Proceed for Allahabad. The city's original name – Prayaga, or "place of offerings" – comes from its position at the sacred union of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati. Visit the Patalpuri Temple, Mankameshwar Temple. Later return to the hotel.
Day 05: Allahabad - Agra (overnight train journey)
Visit Sangam - The place where the three great rivers of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati meet. The chief attractions of this place are the Kumbh Mela and the Ardh kumbh. Allahabad Fort - This magnificent fort, built by Emperor Akbar on the banks of the holy sangam. Ashoka Pillar standing 10.6 m tall, made of polished sandstone .The Hanuman Temple situated near sangam, is one of its kind housing an idol of Hanuman in a reclining posture. Later in the evening, transfer to the railway station to board a train for Agra.
Day 06 : Allahabad - Mathura
After breakfast, proceed to Mathura - the birthplace of the deity Lord Krishna at the center of Braj or Brij-bhoomi, Continue your visit to Mathura and visit Vrindavan situated 10 kms from Mathura. Gokul 16 km South of Mathura where Lord Krishna was secretly raised, Mahaban 18 km South East of Mathura where Lord Krishna spent his youth. Return to the hotel
Day 07 : Mathura - Agra
After breakfast proceed for Agra. Visit the World famous Taj Mahal. See the white marble blushing as the first rays of sunlight embrace this monument of love. Evening visit the Mankameshwar Temple - dedicated to Lord Shiv, legends say that any wish made here will come true. This Temple has great reverence and strict dress code for all who wish to visit this Temple.
Day 08 : Agra - Jaipur
Proceed to Jaipur - the Capital of Rajasthan and known as 'the Pink City'. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri - the extraordinary city built by Akbar the Great, and deserted 14 years later. On arrival check into the hotel.
Day 09 : Jaipur
After breakfast, proceed for a visit the Amber Fort slowly meandering up the steep ascent perched atop an elephant. Visit the Palace, with its crimped rooms full of mirrors and the old harem, in true labyrinth style. Also visit the Kali Temple. Thereafter, return to Jaipur, afternoon at leisure. Return to hotel and overnight.
Day 10 : Jaipur - Delhi
Depart for Delhi. Once you reach Delhi, leave for Delhi international airport to board a homebound flight.