Uttar Pradesh in a Nutshell

Itinerary

Day 1: Sightseeing Delhi

Day 2: Drive to Agra (250 km, 4 hours) 

Day 3: Taj Mahal – Drive to Lucknow (370 km, 7 hours)

Day 4: Sightseeing Lucknow

Day 5: Drive to Varanasi (350 km, 7 hours)

Day 6: Sightseeing Varanasi

Day 7: Visit Sarnath (one way 12 km, 1 hour), in the evening flight or night train to Delhi


We provide private car and driver. Pick-up and drop at the airport is free.

Delhi- Agra- Lucknow- Varanasi with Sarnath- Delhi

Delhi- Agra- Lucknow- Varanasi with Sarnath- Delhi

Details

Day 1: Sightseeing Delhi


After breakfast in your hotel your driver will pick you up and you will drive to Old Delhi. You can start your day visiting the Red Fort. After, you walk in Chandni Chowk and visit the vegetable and spice market. In the center of a local market you find on a small hill the beautiful Jama Mosque. There are some famous restaurants in Chandni Chowk where you can enjoy typical indian lunch.

In the afternoon your driver will bring you to Humayun tomb, which was a model for the Taj Mahal. On the way by car you will see India Gate and the President House. If you still don’t feel tired, there might be some time to visit the islamic Qutub Minar, the famous modern Lotus Temple, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara (a Sikh temple) or Birla Temple (a Hindu temple). Your driver will drop you in your hotel in the evening.


Day 2: Drive to Agra (250 km, 4 hours) 


After breakfast your driver will pick you up in your hotel and you drive to Agra via Expressway. On the way you visit Etta-ma-muddaulla Tomb, which Indians also call the Baby Taj. Check in Hotel. After you refreshed you visit the impressive Red Fort built by the the mighty mughals. In the early evening you will get a first glimpse of the breath-taking Taj Mahal and take the most wonderful pictures in sunset from the other side of the Yamuna River in Mehtab Bagh.


Day 3: Taj Mahal – Drive to Lucknow (370 km, 7 hours)


If you are ready to get up early you can start your day visiting the Wonder Of The World, symbol Of The Love TAJMAHAL in sunrise. You will never forget the gorgeous view of this white marble mausoleum. It was built by the great mughal Shah Jahan to commemorate his main wife Mumtaz Mahal - what a beautiful proof of love! After breakfast you will drive to Lucknow. Check-in to your hotel and relax.


Day 4: Sightseeing Lucknow


Lucknow is famous for its beautiful gardens and parks and has made a name for itself as a bastion of culinary and cultural delights. The city is home to a large number of remarkable Nawab-era buildings that made Lucknow the capital of their Principality of Avadh in the 18th century.

Start you day with avisit of Bara Imambara, a mausoleum with a mosque and a garden and a huge hall which is an architectural masterpiese, as it is entirely self-supporting, without a single pillar. Just west of it is Chota Imbara with its gilded dome,which is also known as the "Palace of Lights" because it is decorated on special occasions and magically illuminated. You will also see the impressive gateway Rumi Darwaza and visit the Moti Mahal Palace.


Day 5: Drive to Varanasi (350 km, 7 hours)


Your driver will pick you up at your hotel after breakfast and you will drive to Varanasi. 


Day 6: Sightseeing Varanasi


You can get a first impression of the town by walking on the Ghats. Just walking up an down here, sitting on the steps and watching people is one of the main attractions here. Also there are numerous temples on the way you can visit. Manikarnika Ghat is the burning ghat, the most auspicious place for a Hindu to be cremated - however, only rich families can affort it.

In the evening you can enjoy the sunset with boat riding on the holy Ganga river, and after diner join the evening prayer on Dashashwamegh Ghat. Priests and pilgrims pray to Mother Ganga every night. Songs are sung, lamps and torches are lit and small bowls filled with flowers are put into the water.


Day 7: Visit Sarnath (one way 12 km, 1 hour), in the evening flight or night train to Delhi


Your driver will drive you to Sarnath. Here, Buddha preached the cornerstones of Buddhism for the first time after his enlightenment. Even today, Sarnath is visited by Buddhist pilgrims. You will see the stupa, remains of the various monastery buildings, and you can find one of the pillars of Ashoka here. After the visit you go back to Varanasi, refresh and check out of your hotel. Your driver will drop you at the airport or train station for going back to Delhi.