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7D6N Radiant India and Varanasi

7D6N Radiant India and Varanasi
  • 7 days
  • Group Tour
  • Dec 2019 - Sep 2020
  • SGD 2988

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101 Upper Cross Street #02-56 People’s Park Centre Singapore 058357

7D6N Radiant India And Varanasi
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Varanasi via Delhi, one of the oldest living cities in India with a spiritual legacy of thousands of years. It has stood as a symbol of Hindu renaissance and preserved the traditions and rituals of Hindu philosophy since ancient times. Millions from distant lands have come here in search of divine blessings. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel for lunch and some rest before we proceed to take a 25-minutes sunset boat ride cruising down the holy River Ganges to enjoy the breathtaking twilight sights. Immerse yourself in spiritual surround with the Ganga Aarti ritual, a the divine light ceremony with people gather in boats and on the riverbank, people singing hymns and chanting songs, scented incense sticks and candlelit offerings that are held in flowers and floats in a magical train down the river on the river.   Note Transfer from hotel to Ganges River will base on either by car or by MUV.  A 15-minute walk is required from drop off place on crowded platform to take the boat ride
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Rise early for a sunrise boat ride along River Ganges to observe the Hindu way of life as the sights and sounds of Varanasi stir slowly along the banks of the river. Cruise by several iconic ghats (riverbank step) from the holiest spot where you will see the locals do washing, taking morning bath, mediating or spending some serene time at the water’s edge before ending at the Manikarnika ghat, where you get a glimpse of a Hindu traditional rite of passage for the departed. Next, take a morning stroll through the oldest part of Varanasi with narrow streets to visit the beautiful Kashi Vishwnath Temple, also known as Golden Temple. Return back to hotel for breakfast before we proceed on to visit the Ruins of Sarnath where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park. After lunch, transfer to airport for your flight to Delhi.
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Today, we’ll make our way to two of India’s finest architecture in Agra, city of the Taj Mahal. Enjoy explore the UNESCO World Heritage Taj Mahal, Walk along the pathway beside the reflecting pool with fountains up to the mausoleum crafted in soft and pure marble and jeweled with semi-precious stones, where in the serenity of paradise rests the Queen in peace with her King. It is also a legend of eternal love of an Emperor for his favorite Queen that resulted in the creation of one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Take your time exploring! Next, continue to UNESCO World Heritage Site Agra Fort, which served as the former residence of the Mughal emperors till 1638. This evening, you may want to watch a musical extravaganza show – Mohabbat The Taj show at own expenses and required advance reservation. A retelling of the romantic love story of Emperor Shajahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal that will set you blown away by the creative dance and dramatic.
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Bid farewell to Agra as you set off for Jaipur, also called The Pink City. The capital of Rajasthan, a historical city built in the 18th century. En-route, visit the unique Chand Baori, an exquisite stepwell built in the 9th century. Marvel at the 3,500 perfectly symmetrical stone steps along 3 sides of the well and the 3-storey temple decorated with beautiful sculptures along the last wall of this enchanting rectangular structure. Arrive Jaipur in noon for lunch before we proceed to visit Birla Mandir Temple located on an elevated ground at the base of Moto Dungari Hill in Rajasthan. Thereafter, take a stroll along the streets of Jaipur and spend some time at a bazaar to shop for local accessories. This evening, have fun time at Chokhi Dhani a recreated ethnic Rajasthani village. Enjoy the many interesting live entertainment such as acrobatics on a bamboo, puppet show, bird fortune teller and magic show apart from other activities.
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After breakfast, proceed to Amber Fort and take a jeep ride to climb the fort. This principal tourist attraction was built in the 17th century and boasts a distinct Hindu-Muslim architectural style. Next, take a wide angle view of Jal Mahal, also known as Water Palace. From a distance, the building appears to float in the centre of Man Sagar Lake. Spend some time to take in the beauty of this former shooting lodge of the maharajas. This unique site resembles a stargazer’s playground. Drive past the incredibly unique and iconic Hawa Mahal, also known as Palace of Winds. The many intricate latticed windows of the palace allow the royal ladies of the Mughal Empire to observe everyday life, such as the activities and processions men partook in, without been seen themselves. Next is UNESCO World Heritage Jantar Mantar, a splendid astronomical observatory built in the early 18th century. Containing some 20 oddly shaped astronomical instruments used to measure the distances and positions of celestial objects.  
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Return to Delhi and embark on a city tour driving pass New Delhi with photo stop at India Gate. At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42-metre-high India Gate which resembles the famous Arc-de-Triomphe in Paris. This iconic archway commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during World War I. Make a stop at Gandhi Smriti, a poignant memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, where he was shot dead on the grounds on 30 January 1948 after campaigning against inter-communal violence. The house itself is where he spent his last 144 days.  
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After breakfast, enjoy some retail therapy at one of the famous shopping mall with many international and national brands to choose from. After dinner, it is time to bid farewell to India as you are transferred to the airport for your flight home.  
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