Best of India

from $830/per person

Experience India’s delightful diversity and unique culture on the 10-day Best of India tour.
With its bursting population, vast history and authentic lifestyle, it provides an unforgettable experience. Take the Golden Triangle route through Delhi, Agra and Jaipur while embracing the world-famous sites as well as hidden gems. Take a mental photo of the Taj Mahal to remember forever. Then take a sleeper train to Varanasi and witness the Aaarti ceremony, the famous Hindu religious ritual.

Duration
10 Day
Destination(s)
India
Starts in / Ends in
Delhi / Delhi
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
3 and 4 Star
6-18

Sight Visited

  • Agra
    Agra

    Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal and has three UNESCO World Heritage sites; the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort in the city and Fatehpur Sikri nearby.

  • Dausa
    Dausa

  • Delhi
    Delhi

    No visit to India is complete without visiting both Old Delhi and New Delhi.

  • Jaipur
    Jaipur

    Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan.Located 260 km from New Delhi and forms a part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Agra .

  • Varanasi
    Varanasi

ITINERARY

1
Day 1: Delhi
Welcome to India! At the airport terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as we pick you up from the airport and take you to our Delhi hotel. Meet with your guide and group  6:30pm at the lobby for brief information meeting about an amazing 10 days in India.
  • Complimentary airport transfer*
*Complimentary airport transfer is available on the first day of the tour for flights arriving between 05:00am until 23:30pm. Please forward your flight details to info@traveltalktours.com to book it.
2
Day 2: Delhi City Tour
We'll begin to explore Delhi after breakfast, a colorful and chaotic city. Our first stop will be Old Delhi which includes visiting the magnificent Red Fort, built on the banks of River Yamuna by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. The Raj Ghat, memorial to Mahatma Ghandi and the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. Once finished we will visit the jam-packed lanes of Chandni Chowk in a Rickshaw. This is the busiest commercial area of the city and brings to life the atmosphere of an oriental bazaar. In the afternoon we will head to modern New Delhi where you’ll be able to see many historic monuments such as the 12th century Qutab Minar which famous for the Ashokan iron pillar, Humayuns’ Tomb which is a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture, and in contrast, visit the modern Lakshimi Narayan Temple. Lastly, we’ll drive past India Gate, the city’s World War I memorial, the President’s residence, Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings, all designed by Lutyens.  
  • Meals: Breakfast
3
Day 3: Delhi, Jaipur
After breakfast we will hit the road and depart Delhi to head to Jaipur which will take about 6 hours. Jaipur is a city of history and tradition which dates back to its foundation in the 17th century by Sawai Jai Singh, from whom it derives its name. Jaipur is almost equidistant from Delhi and Agra and forms part of the famed Golden Triangle, which so many travellers to North India embark on. In the evening we will visit Birla temple for evening Aarti.
  • Meals: Breakfast
4
Day 4: Jaipur
Right after the breakfast we'll explore Jaipur with a city tour. We'll visit Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds. Afterwards we drive out of town to visit Amber Fort where you’ll be able to walk to the entrance of this traditional Rajasthani Fort and once inside the walls, you’ll see precious stones and mirrors embellishing the plaster-work walls. In the afternoon will stop by City Palace, a huge sprawling complex which is still home to the former royal family who live in one section. The rest has been converted into a museum which holds an impressive collection of royal weapons and the Hawa Mahal. We also visit the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and features the world’s largest stone sundial.
  • Meals: Breakfast
5
Day 5: Jaipur, Dausa
We drive to Dausa after breakfast and visiting Galta Temple (also know as Monkey Temple) and Abhaneri Stepwell. It’s a 100ft well made in 9th Century and is an architectural marvel. In the afternoon we'll check-in to our hotel and you can enjoy kite flying or play a cricket match with hotel staff. Later visit their organic farm, dairy & poultry farm followed by cooking demonstration by hotel staff.
  • Meals:  Breakfast
6
Day 6: Dausa, Agra, Taj Mahal
After breakfast leave for Agra, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri. The abandoned, ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri lies some 40 km from Agra. The city was built by the Emperor Akbar in 1569, in honour of Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti, who prophesied that Akbar would have three sons. For 14 years Fatehpur Sikri was Akbar’s capital until a lack of water forced the city to be abandoned. The city is remarkably well-preserved, and visitors can see the Jama Masjid, the tomb of Salim Chisti, and several palaces In the afternoon visit the Agra Fort and later during sunset visit the Taj Mahal. If there is one image that sums up India to the world, it is the Taj Mahal. This beautiful Monument in Agra is an absolute must for every visitor. Taj Mahal, the white marble tomb built in 22 years (1631 – 1653) by the Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved Queen Mumtaz. Over 20,000 craftsman from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy laboured for 22 years to build this masterpiece. The Taj is closed on Fridays.
  • Meals: Breakfast
7
Day 7: Agra, Varanasi ( Overnight Train)
Today, you have free time to explore Agra on your own. In the evening transfer to railway station to board overnight train to Varanasi. (Depart at 07:45 pm / Arrive to Varanasi (next day) at 08:50 am )
  • Meals: Breakfast
8
Day 8: Varanasi
Arrive to  Varanasi Railway station and transfer to hotel for check in. In the afternoon, we join tour of Varanasi visiting the Bharat Mata Temple, which features a big relief map of Mother India engraved in marbleand the 18th century Durga Temple, commonly known as the Monkey Temple due to the huge population of the monkeys. Proceed to the Tulsi Manas Temple, crafted from white marble which features the entire Ramayana inscribed on its walls. Visit the Bhu, considered as the biggest residential university in Asia. Witness AARTI ceremony at the Ghats in the evening.
  • Meals: Breakfast
9
Day 9: Varanasi, Delhi ( Overnight Train )
Early morning we drive (before the sun rise) to Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. Return for a walk through the cobblestone streets along the banks of "Ganga". As shops are opening, the place now becomes a beehive of activity as the faithful are coming and going. Visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and return to the hotel for breakfast. Discover Sarnath, the premier centre for Buddhism with a rich collection of ancient Buddhist relics and antiques. Late in the evening transfer to railway station for the overnight train to Delhi.
  • Meals: Breakfast
10
Day 10: Delhi
In the morning we arrive at Delhi railway station and transfer to hotel( no accommodation) for breakfast. Our trip will end today after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, bid you safe travels. There is a departure airport transfer available, please book your transfer with your guide.
  • Meals: Breakfast
Start
Price ($)
Sat 11 Jan 2020
$830
Sat 25 Jan 2020
$830
Sat 8 Feb 2020
$830
Sat 22 Feb 2020
$830
Sat 7 Mar 2020
$830
Sat 21 Mar 2020
$830
Sat 11 Apr 2020
$830
Sat 2 May 2020
$830
Sat 23 May 2020
$830
Sat 13 Jun 2020
$830
Sat 4 Jul 2020
$830
Sat 25 Jul 2020
$830
Sat 15 Aug 2020
$830
Sat 5 Sep 2020
$830
Sat 19 Sep 2020
$830
Sat 3 Oct 2020
$830
Sat 17 Oct 2020
$830
Sat 31 Oct 2020
$830
Sat 14 Nov 2020
$830
Sat 28 Nov 2020
$830

The tour price covers the following services:

Accommodation

3 and 4 star hotels

Meals

9 breakfasts

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Elephant failing Jeep ride at Amber Fort | Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi | Drinking water supply in vehicle from arrival till departure | Overnight trains between Agra and Varanasi, Varanasi and Delhi

Airport Transfers

Arrival and departure airport transfers.

Guide

Services of experienced guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

What is not included in the tour price?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

HOTEL INTERCITY KAROL BAGH - DELHI


SURYA INTERNATIONAL - DELHI


SEVEN HILLS - AGRA


SURYA VILLA - JAIPUR


UMAID LAKE PALACE - DAUSA


TRULY ASIA BOUTIQUE HOTEL - KATHMANDU


USTAB HIMALAYA HOTEL - POKHARA


LOCAL LODGE TREK


HOTEL WILDLIFE CAMP - CHITWAN


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