Journey from Delhi to
temples of Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar
Retreat Spa in the Himalayas
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trip that takes you through the diverse cultures
of the Sub Continent. The Capital City New
Delhi. Visit the holy city of Benares, also
known as Varanasi or the confluence of the
rivers Varuna and Asi. The splendor of the Taj
Mahal. The Holy City of Pushkar. Stay at Exotic
Palaces in Rajasthan. Rejuvenate at a Spa
located on hills overlooking the sacred river
IN DELHI Arrive Delhi at Night on this day
After you go through the immigration and custom
formalities you will be met by our
representative at the arrival hall with a paging
board,. Transfer to your hotel. Our
representative will complete formalities related
to Check-In. Overnight at Hotel.
the capital of the country, and one of India's
fastest growing cities, has spread far beyond
the "seven cities", created between the 13th and
the 17th centuries. It has sprawled over the
west bank of the river Yamuna, straddling the
river. Remnants of the glorious past survive
cheek - by - jowl with soaring skyscrapers, posh
residential colonies and bustling commercial
complexes. Delhi has some of the finest museums
in the country. Its boutiques and shopping
arcades offer access to a wealth of traditional
and contemporary crafts, from all over the
country. Delhi has speciality restaurants to
please the gourmet, sprawling parks and gardens
ablaze with flowers, and in the winter months, a
variety of cultural events. The myriad faces of
the city are simply tantalizing, and entice the
curious traveller into a fascinating journey of
DELHI Buffet American Breakfast at the
Hotel. This morning will be at leisure for you
to overcome the tiredness of your journey to
India. Afternoon sightseeing of the Mosque and
walk in Old Delhi. Visit a Sikh Temple called
the Gurudwara. End the day with the visit of
Humayun's Tomb at Sunset. Overnight at Hotel.
/ VARANASI Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer by
Coach to the Airport. Assistance for Checkin on
the flight to Varanasi. (9W-723 Departure 1030
AM Arrival 1140 AM). Transfer to Hotel.
Afternoon visit Sarnath, where Buddha preached
his first sermon. Overnight at Hotel.
known to the devout as Kashi, is said to have
been founded by Shiva, Lord of the Universe. One
of the oldest living cities in the world, as
also one of the most important pilgrimage sites
in India, Varanasi is a major tourist
attraction. Situated on the banks of the sacred
Ganges, the city has been a centre of learning
and civilisation for over 2012 years. It was at
Sarnath, only 10 km away from Varanasi, that the
Buddha, first preached his message of
enlightenment, 25 centuries ago.
derives its present name from the two
tributaries of the Ganga - Varuna and Asi -
between which it is situated. According to
historians, the city was founded around ten
centuries before the birth of Christ. The city
finds mention in holy scriptures like 'Vamana
Purana', Buddhist texts and the 'Mahabharata'.
The unique relationship between the mighty Ganga
and the city forms the essence of Varanasi -
'the land of sacred light'
Varanasi's principal attraction is the long
string of ghats, which line the west bank of
the Ganges. Ghats are the steps which lead
down to the river. There are around 100
ghats in Varanasi, each with its own
significance. Most Indians believe that
anyone dying on the banks of the river, in
Varanasi, attains instant 'moksha' or
enlightenment. The Dasaswamedh Ghat is the
most significant ghat here, and conveniently
placed at the centre. The Manikarnika ghat
is associated with Goddess Parvati, Lord
Shiva's wife. The five ghats where pilgrims
are supposed to bathe in order, and on the
same day are Asi ghat, followed by
Dasaswamedh, Barna Sangam, Panchganga, and
finally, Manikarnika, in that order.
Manikarnika and Harishchandra ghats, are the
ghats used primarily for the cremation of
the dead. Other main ghats include Kedar
ghat, a shrine popular with Bengalis;
Mansarovar ghat built by Man Singh of Amber;
and PanchGanga Ghat where the five rivers
are supposed to meet.
Early morning boat ride on the Ganges. Visit of
the City and Temples. Towards evening walk on
the Ghats. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer to the Airport.
Assistance for Check-In on the flight to Agra.
(CD-7408. Departure 1355 Hrs. Arrival in Agra at
1545 Hrs). Meet and greet on arrival at Agra
Airport and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at
morning visit to the Taj Mahal (This day
should not be a Friday). Return to Hotel for
breakfast and transfer by surface to Jaipur,
enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival
checkin at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
is globally renown as the city of the Taj Mahal.
But this royal Mughal city has, in addition to
the legendary Taj, many monuments that epitomise
the high point of Mughal architecture. In the
Mughal period, in the 16th and 17th centuries,
Agra was the capital of India. It was here that
the founder of the dynasty, Babar, laid out the
first formal Persian garden on the banks of the
river Yamuna. Here, Akbar, his grandson raised
the towering ramparts of the great Red Fort.
Within its walls, Jehangir built rose-red
palaces, courts and gardens, and Shahajahan
embellished it with marble mosques, palaces and
pavilions of gem-inlaid white marble.
popularly known as the Pink City, is the capital
of the state of Rajasthan. It has, long been
established, on tourist itineraries as the third
corner of India's Golden Triangle.The old city
of Jaipur is partially encircled with seven
gates - the major gates are Chandpol, Sanganeri,
and Ajmeri. The 'pink city' label, applies
specifically, to the old walled quarter of the
Rajasthani capital, while in the northeast of
the town, glorious palaces and temples, in an
assortment of styles, spanning centuries, are
scattered throughout the, predominantly, urban
Breakfast at Hotel. Visit the Amber Fort, City
Palace etc. After lunch drive to Pushkar. (150
Kms. 3 Hours drive).
This somewhat somnolent town, reverberates with
hectic activity during the festivities in
November. Extensive arrangements are made to
cope with the large attendance. A host of
cultural programs are staged to enthrall the
audience. The biggest draws of the events, are
the cattle auction and the camel race. Puppet
shows are the other major crowd - pullers.
Checkin at Hotel or at the Special Tented Camps
during the Pushkar Fair. The camps will be
comfortable with double / twin beds, attached
toilette / shower etc.
Pushkar is a religious town. Within the
municipal limits of the town Meat and Alcohol
are not allowed. During the Pushkar Fair all
boarding will be pure vegetarian and alcohol
will not be served.
Visit the Brahma Temple and see the life around
the Pushkar Lake. If attending the Pushkar fair
then you will be witness to a lot of activities.
you are visiting Pushkar during the Cattle Fair
in November, then we recommend an additional day
and night in Pushkar to witness the Fair for
atleast one full day.
Overnight in Pushkar.
idyllic township housing the sacred lake of
Pushkar, lies 11 km from Ajmer. Pushkar is
separated from Ajmer, by the Nag Pahar (Snake
Mountain). This beautiful lake surrounded by
bathing ghats, has its religious significance,
rooted in a myth. A lovely and gigantic fair is
held every year, on Kartik Poornima (full moon
in Pushkar Fair October-November). About
1,00,000 pilgrims gather here, to take a dip in
the holy lake. The fair is also the biggest
camel market. Besides camels, horses and
bullocks are sold here. The colourfully dressed
people enhance the exuberant mood of the fair.
Pushkar abounds in temples, the special
attraction being, the temple of Lord Brahma, the
only temple in India, dedicated to Brahma.
After breakfast drive to Samode located 170 Kms
from Pushkar. Checkin at SAMODE PALACE.
Visit Samode Bagh a garden paradise situated 4
km from Samode Palace, nestled on 20 acres of
beautiful grounds combines warmth and luxury, an
atmosphere that is quiet, relaxed & elegant. It
is a romantic hideaway where you can be as
active or contemplative as you wish. The garden
is about three blocks long and is enclosed by a
15-foot high stone wall.
Overnight at the SAMODE PALACE.
winner of the award for the best Heritage hotel
in the country, for 5 consecutive years, the
Palace has been meticulously restored offering a
retreat into an aesthetically beautiful
environment where visitors can enjoy India's
natural beauty and rich history. Samode Palace
is one of India's most charming and romantic
hotels. It offers a quiet, elegant and luxurious
atmosphere. Considered India's finest hotel for
its consummate standards of modern hospitality,
accommodation, services, cuisine and amenities,
it is the flagship of the Samode Hotels.
Breakfast Samode Palace. Transfer to Delhi by
road. 230 Kms. Around 5 Hours drive. On arrival
Check-In at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
/ HARIDWAR / NARENDRA NAGAR
Early wakeup and transfer to the New Delhi
Railway Station. Board the train to Haridwar.
Shatabdi Express. Departure from New Delhi at
07:00 AM. Arrival 11:22 AM. Breakfast on board.
Meet and greet at Haridwar Railway Station on
arrival and transfer to Narendra Nagar. 1 Hours
drive. Arrive by Lunch time. Check-In in Deluxe
Rooms at THE ANANDA IN THE HIMALAYAS Resort and
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the Himalayas'. 'Ananda' translates from
Sanskrit to mean 'happiness and self
contentment'. Soothe your senses with serene
silences throughout a hundred acres of Ananda as
you acquire enhanced health, vigor, and
experience a spiritual awakening.
Discover tranquility, in the embrace of the
Himalayas and India's holiest river, the Ganges.
Venture into the heart of spirituality,
neighbouring the birthplace of Yoga, Meditation
Journey into royal antiquity and reside in the
stately splendour of the palace and estates of
the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal. Enjoy the sublime
comfort of a luxury boutique hotel and revel in
an unsurpassable resort and spa experience.
Acquaint yourself with your inner being and the
holistic sciences of Yoga, Meditation and
Ayurveda, close to Rishikesh, the land of
ageless saints where the air is pavitra (pure)
and the promise of artful living awaits you.
Spend three nights at the Spa. Day 10, 11 and
NAGAR / HARIDWAR / DELHI
Breakfast at Hotel. Day at leisure. Checkout at
12 Noon. Transfer in time to the Haridwar
Railway Station. Board the train Shatabdi
Express. Departure from Haridwar at 18:10 PM.
Arrival 22:40 PM. Dinner on board. Meet and
greet at New Delhi Station on arrival and
transfer to Hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast at Hotel. Full day at leisure in
Delhi. Checkout time from the hotel will be 12
Noon. Late evening transfer to the International
Airport. Our representative will assist you to
Check-In on your flight back home.
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