Itinerary Overview

Embark on a captivating voyage through historic India. Commence in Delhi, a harmonious blend of diverse historical epochs and religious inspirations. Marvel at the resplendent Taj Mahal and immerse yourself in the grandeur of Jaipur's fortresses, palaces, and bustling bazaars. Conclude by flying to Varanasi, where your captivating cruise adventure commences.

Skeleton Itinerary:

01DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN NEW DELHIUpon your arrival in Delhi, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you to your hotel for a comfortable check-in.

02DAY 2: EXPLORING NEW AND OLD DELHIEmbark on a comprehensive day of exploration, delving into both the historic charm of Old Delhi and the modern vibrancy of New Delhi. Highlights include visits to Jama Masjid, the Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, and Qutub Minar.

03DAY 3: DELHI TO AGRATravel to Agra and witness the unparalleled beauty of the Taj Mahal, a testament to eternal love, followed by a visit to the imposing Agra Fort. The cityshowcases Mughal architecture at it’s finest, making it a key destination on India's cultural map.

04DAY 4: AGRA TO JAIPURDrive to Jaipur, the "Pink City." Upon arrival, you'll be warmly received and taken to your hotel by our representative. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, immersing yourself in the city's ambiance.

05DAY 5: EXPLORING JAIPURExperience the allure of Jaipur as you visit the magnificent Amber Fort and uncover the city's precious jewels and architectural gems. These landmarks offer grand ramparts, intricate design, and panoramic views offer a glimpse into India's regal past.

06DAY 6: JAIPUR TO VARANASIFly to Varanasi, India's spiritual capital. In the evening, ride the country boat to the Dashashwamedh Ghat to see the “Ganga Aarti” performed by a group of priests lined up on the riverbank chanting mantras and performing the prayer ritual with lamps, incense, and traditional instruments to honor the river.

Dinner & overnight onboard Bengal Ganga.

07DAY 7: VARANASI (DOWNSTREAM CRUISE)After breakfast, stroll in the Vishwanath Gali (street), and experience the hustle and bustle of devotees and road side vendors. Visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple for “Darshan” and offer prayers to Lord Shiva, the presiding deity of the city. Return to the ship by midday and begin cruising downstream viewing the countryside and enjoying lunch onboard.

Dinner & overnight onboard Bengal Ganga.

08DAY 8:VARANASI (UPSTREAM CRUISE)After breakfast we sail upstream towards Varanasi, arriving by midday at Ravidas Ghat. Post lunch visit to Sarnath the seat where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment in Bodhgaya. Visit the local bazaar for shopping the famous “banarasi” silk, muslin, perfumes, and other handicrafts that Varanasi is famous for.

Dinner & overnight onboard Bengal Ganga.

09DAY 9:DEPARTURE FROM VARANASIFollowing breakfast disembark from the ship and bid farewell to your memorable journey as you transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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