Destinations Covered: Delhi - Shimla - Kolkata - Lucknow - Kanpur - Orchha - Gwalior - Agra - Delhi
Duration: 14 Nights/15 Days
Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Upon disembarking in Delhi, our representative will greet and assist you. You would be transferred to a luxurious hotel. Delhi is not only the capital, but the heart of this incredible nation. The residents of this vibrant city though belong to different religions, live in perfect harmony with each other. The city excellently portrays the past and the present. It houses a huge number of nicely conserved historical monuments and stunning temples alongside the crowded fast food corners, huge shopping malls and enlivened discotheque. Overnight stay is in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
In the morning, we begin our excursion with a small delighting walk to nearby places and then drive further to witness plethora of interesting sites at Old Delhi. You would be visiting the grand red-stoned Red Fort displaying great Mughal architecture, impressive and sacred Jama Masjid, incredible and densely populated shopping destination Chandni Chowk, also known as Silver Street and later Raj Ghat which is a place where Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Later you would return to the hotel. In the evening, you are free. Go for souvenir shopping at Dilli Haat or get the feel of the city in the lanes of Connaught Place. Don't forget to taste mouthwatering delicacies of the city in Khan Market.
Day 03: Delhi - Kalka - Shimla
Early this morning, you would board a train to Kalka. On reaching Kalka, you would be boarding the world renowned Shimla Toy Train. This amazing journey offers startling charisma of old-world travel amid soaring pines, flourishing green and lofty mountains. The entire journey is extremely amusing as train passes through 107 tunnels and skyscraping curved bridges through this snaky mountain area. The mesmerizing vistas and the halt at the picturesque stations on the way add more excitement. Upon reaching Shimla, you would be exploring the Mall Road which is the main market of this hill station. Overnight stay would be at a hotel.
Day 04: Shimla
Day four is reserved for a full-day excursion trip of Shimla. You would be visiting the Rashtrapati Niwas which is the former residence of the British Viceroy and fascinating State Museum which showcases a brilliant and fine collection of antique sculptures, paintings, coins, photos, etc from different parts of Himachal Pradesh. Next, you would climb on top of the Jhaku Hill where the famous and dazzling Jhakhu temple is located. It is a very old temple devoted to Lord Hanuman. Afterwards, you would be visiting Summer Hill, Prospects Hill, which is capped with a Kamna Devi Temple and offers panoramic view, and Wildflower Hall. Later we also visit stunningly wondrous destination Kufri, a famous ski resort in Himachal Pradesh. It is 16 km away from Shimla. Return to the hotel in Shimla for an overnight stay.
Day 05: Shimla - Delhi - Kolkata
Next day in the morning, we transfer to the airport to board a flight to Delhi. Upon reaching assemble at a given point. Our representative will welcome and assign good rooms for you to relax and freshen up until your departure. Then in the afternoon, you are transferred to the airport to catch a flight for Kolkata. On reaching the City of Joy, Kolkata, you will again meet our representative who would escort you to a lavish hotel.
Day 06: Kolkata
In the morning, after a wholesome breakfast would commence the full-day tour of the city. This amazing city was founded in 1686 at the time when British shifted to small villages of Sutanati, Govindpur, and Kalikata from their trading port of Hooghly. The city witnessed great development till 1756 when Siraj-Ud-Daula invaded the town and threw away the British. Kolkata remained a power cynosure for quite long and thus, a marvelous culture and heritage exists here. Also earlier Kolkata served as the capital of the British East India Company. We visit a stunning white marble edifice, the Victoria Memorial, which was built in the remembrance of Queen Victoria. This monument showcases numerous rare varieties of the historical preserves of the land. Our next halt is grand Howrah Bridge. This absolutely magnificent hanging bridge is an architectural wonder of India. Kolkata's another attraction is the second biggest Asia's planetarium, Birla Planetarium. Other attractions that you would be witnessing are St. Paul's Cathedral, National Library, Shaheed Minar, Fort William, Rat Park and Marble Palace.
Day 07: Kolkata - Lucknow
In the morning, you would be transferred to the airport to board a flight for Lucknow, famously known as the "City of Nawabs". Upon reaching here in the afternoon, you would be taken on an excursion trip visiting the Mutiny site of Lucknow. The city came in the British eyes and became among the most popular actions of all Britain's 19th century wars. It later also served as a prototype for later colonial conflicts of British. There were some oppositions earlier, the spectacle of the 'thin red line' battling against overwhelming odds, heroism in the face of adversity, the endurance of women residing in daunting conditions, the death of a brave commander, finally the sound of bagpipes on the wind and a relieve column marching into the British position with flags waving high and kilted highlanders leading the way.
Day 08: Lucknow
In the morning, the excursion trip of the city continues as you visit the Bara Immambara. It is an ancient monument which was constructed by Asaf-ud-Daula in 1784. The grand complex comprises of a beautiful mosque, dazzling palace, lush green garden, bawli and interesting Bhul Bhulaiya. Next you would be taken to the popular Ittar (perfume) market of Lucknow. In this market you can buy some of the best of things at affordable rates. Remaining day is free, either you can relax at the hotel or check out the city on your own.
Day 09: Lucknow - Kanpur
This morning you move towards the next destination, Kanpur, located on the shores of the River Ganges. The city showers great significance historically, religiously and commercially. The history of the city dates back to the Mahabharata reign. This land was gifted to Karna by Suyodhana and was earlier called as Karnapur 'the land of Karna'. Eventually, this name was shortened to Kanpur. Also, the First War of Indian Independence, called as the 'Sepoy Mutiny' occurred here in 1857. It was led by Nana Sahib of Bithur. The war concluded in the 'Massacre of Kanpur' or 'Bibighar Massacre'. This event stimulated and inspired the rest of India to fight for independence. Upon reaching, you would be escorted to a hotel. Latter part of the day would be spent witnessing Kanpur's mutiny sights. Overnight stay would be at the hotel.
Day 10: Kanpur - Jhansi - Orcha
Early morning after a luscious breakfast, you would be driven to the city railway station to board a train for Jhansi. Upon reaching Jhansi, you would be driven to Orchha. This small town was established in the 16th century by Rudra Pratap, a Bundela Rajput chieftain. Orcha is situated on a huge rocky island and lies on the banks of the Betwa River which add to its ultimate splendid beauty. The various rulers of Orcha had constructed alluring temples and palaces, which enhance the grace of the town. After reaching, you would be guided to a well-suited hotel. Rest of the day is free.
Day 11: Orcha - Jhansi - Gwalior
Post breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken on a sightseeing tour of Orcha. You will be visiting famous temples of Orcha where you can have a closer idea of Rajput Hindu traditions. The baffling architecture and pleasing design of the temples are sure to capture your imagination like never before. Later during the day, you will visit the Fort at Orcha, which once was the hub of all mutiny activities. Lastly, you will be driven to Gwalior via Jhansi, where you will be accommodated at a hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 12: Gwalior - Agra
Glorious Gwalior is among the most popular cities of Madhya Pradesh, best known for its lavish cultural heritage. The city has played an important and significant role in Indian history since times immemorial. Upon arrival, you would be exploring the famous Gwalior Fort which is situated atop the hill. This fort had witnessed numerous battles in order to gain power. Also Gwalior was heavily affected during the Revolt of 1857 as it was among the centers which faced violent encounters between the British and the 'Rebels'. Later in the evening, you would be driven to Agra.
Day 13: Agra
In the morning after enjoying delicious breakfast at the hotel, you would be visiting one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the impeccable Taj Mahal. The divine beauty of Taj Mahal will surely stun and mesmerize you. This exquisite white marble structure is also called as the "Crown of Palaces" and was constructed by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan to commemorate the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Then you would be exploring the strong and majestic Red Fort of Agra. Later, you would return to the hotel.
Day 14: Agra - Delhi
Post leisurely breakfast, we leave for Delhi. Upon reaching, you would be accommodated at a good hotel. Remaining day is free at your disposal. You can just lie down on your cozy hotel bed and cherish the memories of the tour seeing infinite photographs clicked on the tour or just tie your laces and check out different places to discover Delhi even better. For the shopaholics, this day is amazing to check out latest stuff at popular Delhi markets.
Day 15: Delhi
We come to an end of this exclusive tour, in the mornings. You would be driven to the Delhi airport to catch a flight for back home or onward destination.
Also Mapped to: • New Delhi Tours • Kolkata Tours • Shimla Tours • Agra Tours
Explore the secrets of mutiny in India by going through this travel package that takes you to important destinations of North India.