Meet at the Malta International Airport at 1200hrs noon for check-in of your international flight to Delhi via Dubai onboard the award-winning airline – Emirates
Upon arrival in Delhi at 08:55 hrs, your private coach will transfer you directly to your 4* Deluxe Hotel Mantra Amaltas in New Delhi. After immediate breakfast, check in and room allocation, enjoy some few hours of deserved rest time. After lunch (extra), join your English-speaking guide for a half day tour of New Delhi. Visit the Qutab Complex and Humayun’s tomb, and look in awe at the Parliament House, the India Gate, the Bahai temple and the President’s house. Later return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Soon after breakfast enjoy a rikshaw ride (included) at Chandni Chowk. A rickshaw ride in Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's Shahjahanabad city (old Delhi) is one of the prime attractions of Delhi. Chandni Chowk is a place to be explored and savored by all those who do not fear crowds and have always been attracted by mixed sounds. Soon after lunch (extra) take your private airconditioned coach towards Jaipur. On arrival at the 4* Lemon Tree Premier Hotel in Jaipur, check in and room allocation will follow. Dinner will be served in the hotel’s restaurant followed by overnight.
After breakfast take a trip to Amber Fort. Take the trip up to such fort on the Decorated Jeeps/Elephant backs (subject to availability) to this magnificent fort that comprises of an extensive palace complex, built from pale yellow, pink sandstone and white marble. During the way you will also have the opportunity to visit Hawa Mahal palace, the city palace and the Jantar mantar. Return back to the hotel for dinner before overnight.
Soon after breakfast and checkout, start your way towards the city of Agra, home to the world-famous Taj Mahal complex but not before a visit of Fatehpur Sikri a magnificent fortified ancient city. Upon arrival in Agra, check in and room allocation at the 4* Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, followed by an excursion under the guidance of our English-Speaking local guide of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Described as a teardrop on the cheek of eternity the Taj Mahal is visited by up to 4 million individuals a year and most leave such monumental surroundings with the conviction that they have visited the most beautiful building in the world. Later continue your way towards Agra Fort. With the Taj Mahal overshadowing it, one can easily forget that Agra has one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Walking through courtyard after courtyard of this palatial red-sandstone and marble fortress, your amazement grows as the scale of what was built here begins to sink in. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast and check out, head towards Agra’s train station in order to travel onboard the airconditioned train towards Jhansi. On arrival head towards Orchha and its famous fort complex. This historic small town on the Betwa River showcases a supreme display of Mughal-influenced Rajput architecture in the shape of spectacular palaces and temples. Later continue your drive towards the city of Khajuraho. Upon arrival at the 4* Clarks Khajuraho hotel, check-in and room allocation will be followed by dinner and overnight.
After early breakfast and checkout, proceed towards the Khajuraho’s World heritage listed temples. The erotic and other carvings that swathe Khajuraho’s temples are amongst the finest temple art in the world. The Western Group of temples, in particular, contains some stunning sculptures. Later head towards Khajuraho’s airport for your internal flight towards Varanasi. On arrival, your private coach will head towards the 4* Amaya Hotel for check in and room allocation. After some free time, join the English-speaking local guide for an evening visit of the Ghats of Varnasi, where Aarti is performed. Watch this beautiful, resonant, and majestic spectacle with a very precise choreography involving rituals performed by several priests with the sound of bells, drums, cymbals, and Sanskrit mantras. The river is also worshiped with flower petals. Soon after head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight
Early wake up call for a sunrise boat ride on the river Ganges. Enjoy such a boar die, that is both mystical and spiritual. Watch people offering water to the sun god and devotees taking holy dip in the Ganges. Later head back to your hotel for Breakfast before a full day trip to Varanasi with our English-speaking guide which will include visits to Durga Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mara Temple and the Hindu University. Late head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, enjoy your last few moments in Varanasi, before check out and private coach transfer towards Varanasi’s airport for your internal flight back to Delhi. Upon arrival, check in at your 4* Four Points by Sheraton Hotel before ample free time for your last-minute bargain shopping. Later head back to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Early wake up call and check out followed by private transfer towards Delhi’s airport for check in of your Emirates flight back to Malta departing at 0410hrs, with an estimated time of arrival back in Malta at 1325hrs via Dubai.
|Price per person|
- International Flights to/and from Delhi with Emirates Airlines
- Regional Internal Flights to/and from Varanasi
- All Transfers, Excursions and Sightseeing by Air-conditioned Private Coach
- English Speaking Guide as per itinerary
- 9 Nights at 4* Deluxe Hotel as per programme on Half Board Basis (or similar)
- Entrance at Museum (where applicable)
- Air-conditioned Seated Train Ticket as per programme
- Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi
- Jeep/Elephant Ride in Jaipur
- Boar Ride in Varanasi
- 1 liter mineral water per person per day
- All Taxes including India’s Government Service Tax
- Protection by the Insolvency Fund
- Lunches where applicable
- Travel Insurance not included but highly recommended
- Electronic Visa to India for Maltese Nationals
- Tips and Other Personal Expenses
- Any other expense not mentioned above
- Tour Leader with minimum 18 booked guests