Small Group Journey - Impressions of India

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From the simplicity of the array of colours that will fill your eyes, to the grandness of the Mughal architecture that will amaze you, to the heart-stopping sounds of the music that will penetrate your heart, to the whispers of the gentle voices that are the people of India, this country will amaze, inspire, educate, and enlighten you at every turn.  From the opulence of the Taj Mahal to the sounds of the Saga of Love show, you will begin to feel the passion of India as you have never experienced before. You will explore Khajuraho with its erotic sculptures embellishing the exquisitely carved temples, Kama Sutra, in stone. You will visit Varanasi, a holy city unlike any other city in the world where you will feel the circle of life comes together in the unfolding of both life and death, equally celebrated and revered in this ancient culture.  These are just a few of the highlights that will make your Impressions of India tour an experience you will never forget.

Explore India and feel the magic that will change your life

Tour Highlights

  • Senses awaken as you enjoy authentic cultural experiences of India throughout the tour.
  • Witness the breathtaking transformation of the Taj Mahal as the sun rises over the majestic Mughal structure taking it from the splendour of the night to its magical presence at daybreak.
  • In Agra you will feel the passion of Shahjahan & Mumtaz in their Saga of Love Show.
  • You will be mesmerized as you experience an evening Aarti with a Hindu priest.
  • Once in a lifetime experience of a yoga session with a Hindu priest and certified yoga instructor in the holy city of Varanasi.
  • Take an exhilarating bicycle rickshaw ride through the historic back lanes of Old Delhi.
  • Spot the elusive tigers of Rathambore National Park with the help of a Naturalist/Guide.
  • Travel like a Maharaja upon the seat of the majestic elephant who will deliver you to the top of Amber Fort, a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Delight fills the air as you enjoy dinner and a cultural folk dance performance in Jaipur.
  • Transcend into another realm as you enter Mother Teresa’s Mission – Foot Steps away from the Holy Ganges in Varanasi

Tour Inclusions

  • Travel Insurance Included – Cancellation and Interruption, No Age Restriction, No Medical Questionnaire, Pre-Existing Conditions Waived
  • International round-trip airfare
  • Accommodation in 5 star hotels & Resort stay at Ranthambore National park
  • Escorted transfers (airport to hotel, hotel to airport)
  • Daily breakfast & dinner throughout the program (Full board in Ranthambore)
  • Extensive sightseeing as described, including all entrance fees
  • Private Elephant Ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Services of an accompanying Explore India Tour Director
  • Air Conditioned Volvo coach transportation throughout your trip with washroom facility
  • Bottled water available during all Sightseeing tours.

Tour Exclusions

  • Personal expenses, laundry, bar bills, phone bills, etc.
  • Any other sightseeing other than mentioned in program
  • Services other than in our inclusion
  • Gratuities – $195.00 CAD per person must be paid after your arrival in India directly to your tour director.  These basic gratuities will cover tour escorts, luggage handling, porters, restaurants, drivers and other members providing services during your tour. Applies to group tour only.

Day 1: Depart Canada

Depart Canada for India. Your international flight includes meals, drinks and in-flight entertainment.

Day 2: Arrive In India (New Delhi)

Welcome to Delhi, a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings.
You will be greeted by an Explore India representative at the airport and then taken to the hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.

 

Accommodation: The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi


1 CBD Maharaj Surajmal Road Near Yamuna Sports Complex, Vishwas Nagar Extension, Delhi, 110032, India
https://www.theleela.com/en_us/hotels-in-delhi/the-leela-ambience-convention-hotel-delhi/
+91 11 7172 1234

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel features 480 luxurious guest rooms and suites which are elegant, well-appointed and equipped with the latest in technology. The hotel also offers 70,000 sq. ft. of multi-purpose meeting and banqueting space, including a pillar-less ballroom of 24,497 sq. ft. with pre-function areas in excess of 25,000 sq. ft. making it one of the largest luxury convention hotels in India.

  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

Day 3: Old Delhi | Rickshaw Ride | Jama Mosque & Hindu Temple

This morning, we take a tour through Delhi. We begin exploring Old Delhi by visiting the Jama Mosque, the royal mosque built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in 1656. Then, we ride a bicycle rickshaw through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk, the spine of Old Delhi that houses the spice market and jeweler’s lane and then we drive pass Red Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). We also visit Rajghat, the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s final journey. Later, we will visit a Hindu temple followed by a welcome dinner in Connaught place. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi


1 CBD Maharaj Surajmal Road Near Yamuna Sports Complex, Vishwas Nagar Extension, Delhi, 110032, India
https://www.theleela.com/en_us/hotels-in-delhi/the-leela-ambience-convention-hotel-delhi/
+91 11 7172 1234

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel features 480 luxurious guest rooms and suites which are elegant, well-appointed and equipped with the latest in technology. The hotel also offers 70,000 sq. ft. of multi-purpose meeting and banqueting space, including a pillar-less ballroom of 24,497 sq. ft. with pre-function areas in excess of 25,000 sq. ft. making it one of the largest luxury convention hotels in India.

  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

Day 4: New Delhi | Sikh Temple, Humayun’s Tomb & Qutab Minar

After breakfast, we start with a visit to India Gate (the war memorial dedicated to the martyrs of World War I), The President’s Palace – formerly Viceroy’s Palace, the Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings – an interesting blend of Victorian and 20th century architecture, later we tour Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and Bangla Sahib. Return to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi


1 CBD Maharaj Surajmal Road Near Yamuna Sports Complex, Vishwas Nagar Extension, Delhi, 110032, India
https://www.theleela.com/en_us/hotels-in-delhi/the-leela-ambience-convention-hotel-delhi/
+91 11 7172 1234

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel features 480 luxurious guest rooms and suites which are elegant, well-appointed and equipped with the latest in technology. The hotel also offers 70,000 sq. ft. of multi-purpose meeting and banqueting space, including a pillar-less ballroom of 24,497 sq. ft. with pre-function areas in excess of 25,000 sq. ft. making it one of the largest luxury convention hotels in India.

  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

Day 5: Delhi – Jaipur & The Pink City

After breakfast leave for Jaipur, known all over the world as the Pink City. Jaipur will amaze you with the architecture and planning of both its old and new cities. Experience how the city explodes into a kaleidoscope of colours and sounds at every corner. Jaipur is an excellent place to shop for textiles and designer jewellery.
In the evening, enjoy an authentic dinner experience with a cultural Rajasthani traditional dance and music.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Trident Hotel Jaipur

Trident Hotel Jaipur


Amber Fort Road, Opposite, Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
https://www.tridenthotels.com/hotels-in-jaipur
+91 141 267 0101

Resplendent in the hues of its magnificent past, Jaipur is one of the most vibrant, 5-star destinations in India. The capital and the largest city of Rajasthan, it was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727. Folklore has it that in 1876, the city was painted a luxury, warm pink colour to welcome the Prince of Wales (King Edward VII). Since then, the ‘pink city’, as it is lovingly called, has retained its rosy blush, which has charmed travelers from around the world.

  • Trident Hotel Jaipur
  • Trident Hotel Jaipur
  • Trident Hotel Jaipur
  • Trident Hotel Jaipur

Day 6: Hilton Jaipur

In the morning, we visit the magnificent Amber Fort, situated in the outskirts of Jaipur, and we go up the hill riding on the back of an elephant. Later, we proceed for a city tour and stop for a photo at the Hawa Mahal, the “Palace of the Winds.” It was built to allow the royal ladies of the palace to discretely watch the grand processions along the main street. Next, we visit the City Palace Museum, which has a priceless collection of antiques, costumes and armory of the Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes with chiseled handles. Then, we continue to the Jantar Mantar Observatory which was built in the early 1700s by Maharaja Jai Sing II, the great warrior-astronomer to which this city owes its name. We will have an overnight stay in Jaipur.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Trident Hotel Jaipur

Trident Hotel Jaipur


Amber Fort Road, Opposite, Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
https://www.tridenthotels.com/hotels-in-jaipur
+91 141 267 0101

Resplendent in the hues of its magnificent past, Jaipur is one of the most vibrant, 5-star destinations in India. The capital and the largest city of Rajasthan, it was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727. Folklore has it that in 1876, the city was painted a luxury, warm pink colour to welcome the Prince of Wales (King Edward VII). Since then, the ‘pink city’, as it is lovingly called, has retained its rosy blush, which has charmed travelers from around the world.

  • Trident Hotel Jaipur
  • Trident Hotel Jaipur
  • Trident Hotel Jaipur
  • Trident Hotel Jaipur

Day 7: Jaipur – Ranthambore Tiger

After breakfast we will leave for Ranthambore a national Park, the true den of tigers, near the confluence of the lakes namely Padam Talab, Raj Bagh Talab and Milak Talab. Apart from the Bengal Tiger, other animals that inhabit the park are Sloth Bears, Jackals, Marsh Crocodiles, Leopards, Gazelles, Indian Hares, Porcupines, Jungle Cats, Sambhars, Chinkaras, Mongoose, Nilgais, Wild Boar and Monitor Lizards. Birds can also be seen in huge numbers here. Arrive and enjoy your lunch. The afternoon is free to be spent as you wish.
The Ranthambore National Park is equally rich in flora. Trees like Banyan, Dhok, Mango and Pipal are in abundance. Shallow lakes, gentle slopes and plateaus dominate the landscape of the park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Tigress Ranthambore

The Tigress Ranthambore


Village Khilchipur Near Helipad,Ranthambhore Sawai Madhopur 322001, Rajasthan India
http://www.thetigress.co.in
+91 9587723234

Heritage property located adjacent to the Ranthambhore National Park; offer two types of Rooms to choose your relaxation option ranging from Royal Luxury Suites and Royal Luxury Villas; all tastefully designed with modern amenities to ensure that your stay is comfortable and memorable. Every room amenities includes, spacious living area, Mini bar, personal sit out area, conveniences along with courteous Room Service.

The resort offers Indian and International cuisines prepared by expert chefs blending the traditional flavors with modern techniques and the freshest ingredients to create delicious food for you. We have an experience and friendly staff to manage your trip as an unforgettable stay in resort.

  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore

Day 8: Ranthambore | In Search of Bengal Tiger

Your day will begin with pre-dawn coffee and biscuits before setting off on an early morning game drive with in search of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. After, return to the hotel for your breakfast.
In the late afternoon, we will return to the park for another game drive, ending our day just before sunset. Dinner at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Tigress Ranthambore

The Tigress Ranthambore


Village Khilchipur Near Helipad,Ranthambhore Sawai Madhopur 322001, Rajasthan India
http://www.thetigress.co.in
+91 9587723234

Heritage property located adjacent to the Ranthambhore National Park; offer two types of Rooms to choose your relaxation option ranging from Royal Luxury Suites and Royal Luxury Villas; all tastefully designed with modern amenities to ensure that your stay is comfortable and memorable. Every room amenities includes, spacious living area, Mini bar, personal sit out area, conveniences along with courteous Room Service.

The resort offers Indian and International cuisines prepared by expert chefs blending the traditional flavors with modern techniques and the freshest ingredients to create delicious food for you. We have an experience and friendly staff to manage your trip as an unforgettable stay in resort.

  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore

Day 9: Ranthambore – Agra | Village Visit & Fatehpur Sikri

After breakfast drive to Agra a city of the famous Taj Mahal. On our way we will visit a local village to experience the day to day beauty of rural India You will have the opportunity to chat with the locals, who no doubt will barely be able to suppress their delight and surprise at sitting next to a foreigner from far-away lands. Later continue to Agra before visting Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569. This was the old capital of the Moghuls, which was abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. Arrive and check in at your hotel.In the early evening, you will enjoy a live fascinating play that depicts a saga of love and a memorable journey into history. The drama portrays the Mughal era in the 16th century. It is a series of plays depicting the true and immortal love of Shahjahan for Mumtaz Mahal, his beautiful wife; the lavish lifestyle of Mughal era; and the hardship of the artisans who worked for 22 years to create a most breathtaking work of craftsmanship. Overnight stay at the hotel.

In the evening enjoy live show performance a fascinating play that depicts the saga of love and a memorable journey into history of Taj Mahal. The drama portrays the Mughal era in the 16th century. It is series of plays depicting the true and immortal love of Shahjahan for Mumtaz Mahal, his beautiful wife; the lavish lifestyle of Mughal era; and the hardship of the artisans who worked for 22 years to create the most precious specimen of craftsmanship. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Agra

Courtyard by Marriott Agra


Taj Nagri Rd, Basai Khurd, T.Y.C. Phase-II, Basai, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/agrcy-courtyard-agra/
+91 562 662 7777

Enjoy 5-star service at the Courtyard Marriott Agra. Set on the famed Fatehabad Road, just minutes from jewels of India like the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, our luxury hotel offers easy access to all points of interest. Enjoy spacious, elegant rooms and suites with contemporary decor, resort-like amenities, plush pillowtop bedding and high-speed internet. Take a dip in our pool or break a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness center. When you’re ready to unwind, visit Unora Spa for an Indian or international massage and beauty treatments. Dine at one of our four restaurants – MoMo Cafe, Anise, Onyx and MoMo 2 Go – for innovative cuisine. If you’re in Agra for commerce, we offer our business center, 24,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor venues, culinary experts and high-tech equipment. Our ‘City of Love’ location is ideal for vacations, weddings, getaways and even for business. Convenient to Agra Cantt Railway Station, our 5-star hotel welcomes you with traditional Indian hospitality in a modern setting.

  • Courtyard by Marriott Agra
  • Courtyard by Marriott Agra
  • Courtyard by Marriott Agra

Day 10: Agra | Sunrise Visit to Mesmerizing Taj Mahal

We start our day at sunrise with a visit to one of the most incredible monuments ever built in the world, The Taj Mahal which is a mausoleum made of white marble, the monument of love. It was built between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife. The Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.

After breakfast, we will continue our visit with a tour of the city of Agra and then visit Red Fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private audiences amongst many other beautiful structures. The afternoon is free to be spent as you wish.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Agra

Courtyard by Marriott Agra


Taj Nagri Rd, Basai Khurd, T.Y.C. Phase-II, Basai, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/agrcy-courtyard-agra/
+91 562 662 7777

Enjoy 5-star service at the Courtyard Marriott Agra. Set on the famed Fatehabad Road, just minutes from jewels of India like the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, our luxury hotel offers easy access to all points of interest. Enjoy spacious, elegant rooms and suites with contemporary decor, resort-like amenities, plush pillowtop bedding and high-speed internet. Take a dip in our pool or break a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness center. When you’re ready to unwind, visit Unora Spa for an Indian or international massage and beauty treatments. Dine at one of our four restaurants – MoMo Cafe, Anise, Onyx and MoMo 2 Go – for innovative cuisine. If you’re in Agra for commerce, we offer our business center, 24,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor venues, culinary experts and high-tech equipment. Our ‘City of Love’ location is ideal for vacations, weddings, getaways and even for business. Convenient to Agra Cantt Railway Station, our 5-star hotel welcomes you with traditional Indian hospitality in a modern setting.

  • Courtyard by Marriott Agra
  • Courtyard by Marriott Agra
  • Courtyard by Marriott Agra

Day 11: Agra – Jhansi – Khajuraho | Indian Railway Experience

After an early breakfast, we begin our two hour rail journey to Jhansi, a center of Bundela civilization and medieval fortress-city. Upon arrival we will transfer to our coach and continue driving to Orcha for lunch.
After lunch we will continue by coach for Khajuraho, the land of the Kamasutra. Arrive in Khajuraho and check in at your hotel. The temples at Khajuraho were built during the Chandella dynasty, which reached its apogee between 950 and 1050. Today only 20 temples remain and they fall into three distinct groups belonging to the religions of Hinduism and Jainism. They strike a perfect balance between architecture and sculpture. The temples are decorated with a profusion of sculptures that are among the greatest masterpieces of Indian art. Overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Radisson Hotel Khajuraho

Radisson Hotel Khajuraho


बायपास मार्ग, MP SH 9, Khajuraho, 471606, India
http://www.radisson.com/khajurahoin
+91 78989 18433

ituated within five kilometres of the Civil Aerodrome Khajuraho airport (HJR), Radisson Hotel Khajuraho is an ideal place to stay while visiting area attractions. Our hotel lies less than two kilometres from many historic Hindu and Jain temples, including the Western Group of Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Panna National Park, famous for its tigers and the impressive Pandav Falls, is less than an hour away.

  • Radisson Hotel Khajuraho
  • Radisson Hotel Khajuraho
  • Radisson Hotel Khajuraho
  • Radisson Hotel Khajuraho

Day 12: Khajuraho – Varanasi The Holy Ganges

The morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of famous Chandela Dynasty Temples, which are set in a lovely grass park. These temples are amazing – rising in many peaks and spirals, intricately carved, and designed with statues and friezes. The erotic carvings on these temple walls have made this one of the most talked about tourist sites in the country and it is, perhaps, unmatched anywhere in the world.
Later transfer to Khajuraho airport and fly to Varanasi the religious capital of Hinduism formerly known as Banaras during British Raj, this is one of the world’s most ancient cultures and oldest living city of India and home to one of the worlds’ most time-honored and mysterious cultures dating back to 5000 years. Its present name is derived from the fact that the city is at the confluence of the rivers Varuna & Asi. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Madin Hotel, Varanasi

Madin Hotel, Varanasi


Beside JHV Mall, The Mall Road, Varanasi Cantt, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002, India
http://www.hotelmadin.com/
+91 542 251 8529

Madin is the latest feather in the cap of Meraden group of hotels. The Madin’s suites and rooms introduce a refreshing mix of opulent luxury and value-for-money conveniences. The rooms are furnished with automated touch panels, free Wi-Fi , HD Channels iron and iron board and all modern amenities to make your stay most comforting. Guests can rejuvenate themselves at the spa, sauna, massage and gym, to round up a stay experience that’s exhilarating in every way.

  • Madin Hotel, Varanasi
  • Madin Hotel, Varanasi
  • Madin Hotel, Varanasi

Room Features

Deluxe Room

  • It is in an area of 330 sq ft. the room has all the modern facilities
  • Bath tub/Rain Shower/Safe Deposit/Iron and Iron Board/Hair Dryer/ Weighing Machine/Tea-Coffee Maker/Mini Bar/HD LED TV/Complimentary WI-FI/ Individual Ac Controller/Data Cable Hub on both sides of the bed/ Censored Lights. The beds have 12 inch mattress. The automation panel is there in all the rooms

Premier Room

  • It is in an area of 360 sq ft. the room has all the modern facilities
  • Bathtub/Rain Shower/Safe Deposit/Iron and Iron Board/Hair Dryer/ Weighing Machine/Tea-Coffee Maker/Mini Bar/HD LED TV/Complimentary WI-FI/ Individual Ac Controller/Data Cable Hub on both sides of the bed/ Censored Lights. The beds have 12 inch mattress. The automation panel is there in all the rooms

Presidential Suite

  • The suite is in a area of 1200 sq ft. the suite consists of living / dining area and master bedroom. the suite has all the modern facilities
  • Bath tub/Rain Shower/Safe Deposit/Iron and Iron Board/Hair Dryer/ Weighing Machine/Tea-Coffee Maker/Mini Bar/HD LED TV/Complimentary WI-FI/ Individual Ac Controller/Data Cable Hub on both sides of the bed/ Censored Lights. The beds have 12 inch mattress. The automation panel is there in all the rooms. All the suites have switchable glasses in the bathroom which can be made transparent and opaque with just a switch. The presidential suite has a provision of getting one more bedroom which is interconnected to the main suite.

Executive Suite

  • The executive suite is in the area of 900 sq feet . the suite has all the modern facilities
  • Bath tub/Rain Shower/Safe Deposit/Iron and Iron Board/Hair Dryer/ Weighing Machine/Tea-Coffee Maker/Mini Bar/HD LED TV/Complimentary WI-FI/ Individual Ac Controller/Data Cable Hub on both sides of the bed/ Censored Lights. The beds have 12 inch mattress. The automation panel is there in all the rooms. all the suites have switchable glasses in the bathroom which can be made transparent and opaque with just a switch.

Hotel Facilities

  • Cafe: Fantastic Cactus Creek Coffee served by the Hotel Madin
  • Gym: Fully Modern Equipment
  • Swimming Pool: The swimming pool at The Hotel Madin is ideal for relaxation.
  • X-Factor: Bar & Pub (Comming Soon)\
  • Foot Spa: Relax and rejuvenate with Spa Treatments designed with the Grand Touch
  • Massage Rooms: Massage room, spread of 3,000 square feet of space includes specialized therapy
  • Sauna & Steam: Allow us to pamper your senses and elevate your experience with a state of the art steam and sauna
  • Vodoo: Rooftop Restaurant
  • 85 Luxury Guest Rooms
  • 3 Fine Dine Restaurant
  • Infinity Pool Buffet
  • Rooftop Aquarium Bar
  • Traditional Cuisine
  • 24 Hour Room Service

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Day 13: Varanasi Bathing Ceremony | Explore Sarnath

In the early morning, we leave for a boat ride on the Ganges to see the bathing Ghats (river bank) & cremation site. We will watch the sunrise on the riverfront from a boat; this can be a spiritually uplifting sight. Life on the Ghats is bound in an endless string of rituals; ever-changing aspects of the river and the wide landscapes throughout have fascinated visitors from all over the world. Return to the hotel for breakfast.

In the afternoon, we enjoy a guided excursion to Sarnath a centre of Buddhist leering and the buried Buddhist city where Buddha preached his first sermon. After attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya, the Buddha went to Sarnath and it was here that he preached his first discourse in the deer park and set in motion the ‘Wheel of the Dharma’. It is one of the most holy sites as it is believed that in this place the stream of the Buddha’s teaching first flowed. Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from the 16th century BC to the 12th century AD. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple & the museum. At the museum is the Ashok Pillar with its four guardian lions, used as independent India’s national emblem.

In the early evening, we will take a close look at the banks of the Ganges to witness the devotional ceremony of Aarti performed by thousands of devout Hindus, listen to the Chanted prayers, the rhythmic drumming fill the air, and bells from temples across the Holy Ganges. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Madin Hotel, Varanasi

Madin Hotel, Varanasi


Beside JHV Mall, The Mall Road, Varanasi Cantt, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002, India
http://www.hotelmadin.com/
+91 542 251 8529

Madin is the latest feather in the cap of Meraden group of hotels. The Madin’s suites and rooms introduce a refreshing mix of opulent luxury and value-for-money conveniences. The rooms are furnished with automated touch panels, free Wi-Fi , HD Channels iron and iron board and all modern amenities to make your stay most comforting. Guests can rejuvenate themselves at the spa, sauna, massage and gym, to round up a stay experience that’s exhilarating in every way.

  • Madin Hotel, Varanasi
  • Madin Hotel, Varanasi
  • Madin Hotel, Varanasi

Room Features

Deluxe Room

  • It is in an area of 330 sq ft. the room has all the modern facilities
  • Bath tub/Rain Shower/Safe Deposit/Iron and Iron Board/Hair Dryer/ Weighing Machine/Tea-Coffee Maker/Mini Bar/HD LED TV/Complimentary WI-FI/ Individual Ac Controller/Data Cable Hub on both sides of the bed/ Censored Lights. The beds have 12 inch mattress. The automation panel is there in all the rooms

Premier Room

  • It is in an area of 360 sq ft. the room has all the modern facilities
  • Bathtub/Rain Shower/Safe Deposit/Iron and Iron Board/Hair Dryer/ Weighing Machine/Tea-Coffee Maker/Mini Bar/HD LED TV/Complimentary WI-FI/ Individual Ac Controller/Data Cable Hub on both sides of the bed/ Censored Lights. The beds have 12 inch mattress. The automation panel is there in all the rooms

Presidential Suite

  • The suite is in a area of 1200 sq ft. the suite consists of living / dining area and master bedroom. the suite has all the modern facilities
  • Bath tub/Rain Shower/Safe Deposit/Iron and Iron Board/Hair Dryer/ Weighing Machine/Tea-Coffee Maker/Mini Bar/HD LED TV/Complimentary WI-FI/ Individual Ac Controller/Data Cable Hub on both sides of the bed/ Censored Lights. The beds have 12 inch mattress. The automation panel is there in all the rooms. All the suites have switchable glasses in the bathroom which can be made transparent and opaque with just a switch. The presidential suite has a provision of getting one more bedroom which is interconnected to the main suite.

Executive Suite

  • The executive suite is in the area of 900 sq feet . the suite has all the modern facilities
  • Bath tub/Rain Shower/Safe Deposit/Iron and Iron Board/Hair Dryer/ Weighing Machine/Tea-Coffee Maker/Mini Bar/HD LED TV/Complimentary WI-FI/ Individual Ac Controller/Data Cable Hub on both sides of the bed/ Censored Lights. The beds have 12 inch mattress. The automation panel is there in all the rooms. all the suites have switchable glasses in the bathroom which can be made transparent and opaque with just a switch.

Hotel Facilities

  • Cafe: Fantastic Cactus Creek Coffee served by the Hotel Madin
  • Gym: Fully Modern Equipment
  • Swimming Pool: The swimming pool at The Hotel Madin is ideal for relaxation.
  • X-Factor: Bar & Pub (Comming Soon)\
  • Foot Spa: Relax and rejuvenate with Spa Treatments designed with the Grand Touch
  • Massage Rooms: Massage room, spread of 3,000 square feet of space includes specialized therapy
  • Sauna & Steam: Allow us to pamper your senses and elevate your experience with a state of the art steam and sauna
  • Vodoo: Rooftop Restaurant
  • 85 Luxury Guest Rooms
  • 3 Fine Dine Restaurant
  • Infinity Pool Buffet
  • Rooftop Aquarium Bar
  • Traditional Cuisine
  • 24 Hour Room Service

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Day 14: Varanasi – Delhi | Yoga Session

Early in the morning practice Yoga session for 45 minutes and unwind your stress, and purify your soul with your Hindu priest & a famous Yoga Teacher. Breakfast at your hotel.
After breakfast transfer to Varanasi airport and fly to Delhi. Arrive and transfer to your hotel for check.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Aerocity, Delhi

Holiday Inn Aerocity, Delhi


Asset Area 12, Aero City Hospitality District, New Delhi, Delhi 110037, India
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/new-delhi/delap/hoteldetail
+91 11 4222 2000

Stay at the Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport, one of the most recommended hotels near IGI New Delhi Airport in Aerocity. Just minutes from T3, the hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi and Airport transfers on select.

  • Holiday Inn Aerocity, Delhi
  • Holiday Inn Aerocity, Delhi
  • Holiday Inn Aerocity, Delhi
  • Holiday Inn Aerocity, Delhi

Day 15: Delhi – Home

You will be transferred to the international airport in time for your flight home.

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