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Ganges Tour India

USA, Oregon, Ashland, 6 year old Christian Rego aka Buddy Backpacker hikes a section of the Pacific Crest Trail near Ashland Oregon with his mom Andrea Rego and Dion, Christian will be the youngest hiker to complete the Pacific Crest Trail in a single season

Destination: Delhi -Brindavan -Mathura-Fatehpur-Agra -Orcha-Khajuraho-Bhandavgarh-Allahabad-Varansi
Duration :13 nights / 14days

Day 01: Delhi

Arrive Delhi, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi – Bridavan & Mathura – Agra

After breakfast, leave Delhi by bus for Bridavan and Mathura. Bridavan is a traditional Hindu city dedicated to Lord Krishna. You will visit the narrow lanes of the city, the Bridavan Gardens and the banks of the Yamuna River. Continue on to Agra, the capital of the Mughal empire under the Shah Jahan and the site of his wife’s world-famous mausoleum: the Taj Mahal. You will visit the Taj Mahal in time to watch the setting sun cast its rays on the perfect marble dome. Overnight at the hotel

Day 03: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra

Morning sightseeing of Agra’s Red Fort and of the Persian style mausoleum of Itamad Ud Dhaula. In the afternoon you will visit Fatehpur Sikri: the capital city abandoned by Emperor Akbar in 1586. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Agra – Orchha

Leave Agra by train at 08:15 in the morning for Jhansi. From Jhansi, drive to Orcha, a medieval town with a glorious frescoed palace now in some disrepair. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 05: Orchha – Khajuraho

After breakfast, drive to Khajuraho (5 hours). In the afternoon, visit the 10th and 11th century Chandela Dynasty temples famous fortheir erotic carvings. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh

After breakfast, drive to Bandhavgarh (222 km – 6 hours). Visit the Sharda temples at Maihar on the way. Visit the Bandhavgarh National Park. This park is one of the few remaining areas of natural forest in the Indian subcontinent. It is populated by deer, blue bull, chinkara, sloth bear, wild boar, leopard and the rare white tiger. Overnight at the Camp / hotel.

Day 07: Bandhavgarh

Early morning elephant ride safari to view the wild -life. Return to camp for a late breakfast. Second safari in the evening. Overnight at the hotel camp.

Day 08: Bandhavgarh

After an early morning jeep safari in the Park. Return to camp for late breakfast. After breakfast, drive to Rewa (122 kms – 3 1/ 2 hours). Stop at the Govindgarh Lake Palace for lunch. Overnight at the Rewa Palace Camp.

Day 09: Bandhavgarh – Allahabad

After breakfast, drive to Allahabad (172 kms – 6 Hours). Allahabad (formerly known as Prayag) is one of the most sacred sites of Hinduism.

Day 10:Allahabad

Early morning departure to visit the Sangam, the confluence of the three holy rivers: the Ganga, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. Continue from there to the Ghat, or river bank, in order to board boat and start sailing down the Ganges. Sail 45 kms to the 500 year – old temples of Sirsa. Continue sailing to Vindhayachal to visit the famous temples dedicated to the Mother Goddess. Drive to Mirzapur for your overnight stay.

Day 11: Allahabad – Chunar

Continue sailing down the Ganges to Chunar by the afternoon. Visit the Chunar Fort overlooking the Ganges. Overnight at Chunar.

Day 12: Chunar – Varanasi

After breakfast, visit the Jargo Dam Lake. Later return to the Ganges for your last day on the river. Pass Ramnagar Fort then slowly sail to Varanasi to view the sunset over the city’ s ghats. Overnight at the hotel in Varanasi.

Day 13: Varanasi

Morning tour to the city of Varanasi. Afternoon visit of Sarnath where the Buddha preached his first sermon. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: Varanasi – Delhi

Morning free. Afternoon flight to Delhi. Evening departure for Italy.