DISCOVERING UTTAR PRADESH – ROMANCE, WILDLIFE, HISTORY AND SPIRITUALITY

A 10 DAY TOUR

DELHIAGRACHAMBALLUCKNOWVARANASI

Tour Highlights:

  • Exploring India’s vibrant capital, Delhi.
  • Indian’s most famous monument, the Taj Mahal
  • The extraordinary Bateshwar temples and wildlife at the Chambal River.
  • Lucknow, a surprising destination, historic monuments, unique architecture and wonderful street-food!
  • Varanasi, not for the faint hearted but India’s oldest living city which teems with Spirituality.

Few people have heard of Uttar Pradesh however, it is one of the most visited states in the country, but why? It is the state of the Taj Mahal, India’s most iconic and romantic monument as well as being home to the oldest living city on earth and home of India’s spirituality, Varanasi. Less well known is Lucknow, a beautiful city, with extraordinary monuments including the Bara Imambara and the Residency but it is also famous for its Chikan embroidery work and delicious street food, Lastly, we introduce Chambal, just a 2 hour drive from Agra, this destination has the most extraordinary temples and ghat (think of a smaller version of Varanasi without the crowds) and a rich wildlife which can be explored by a boat safari on the river.   You will come back wanting to tell more people about this fascinating region!

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

 

Day Activity Location Accommodation
1 After you arrive at your hotel, the rest of the day will be at leisure. Delhi Claridges
2 Full day sightseeing of Delhi. Delhi Claridges
3 Drive to Agra, visit the Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. Agra  ITC Mughal
4 Sunrise at the Taj Mahal and then transfer to Chambal Safari Lodge, afternoon visit to the Bateshwar Temples. Chambal Chambal Safari Lodge
5 Morning boat safari and afternoon visit the heritage village of Holipura. Chambal Chambal Safari Lodge
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Transfer by road to Lucknow, rest of the day at leisure.

 

 Lucknow Saraca Estate by Lebua
7 Sightseeing of Lucknow including the Residence and a street-food walk* Lucknow Saraca Estate by Lebua
8 Sightseeing of Old Lucknow, including a visit to the Imambara. Lucknow Saraca Estate by Lebua
8 Fly to Varanasi. Evening aarti on the ghats. Varanasi Brijrama Palace
9 Morning visit to Assi Ghat, boat ride & walking tour of the old city. Varanasi Brijrama Palace
10 Fly to Delhi.  Delhi Claridges
11 Transfer to the airport for the departure flight.

Best time to visit: September to April

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