Treasures of Northern India
Day 1

Qutab Minar
New Delhi

Qutab Minar is another great masterpiece of Mughal architecture. It has a number of floors o...
Day 1

Humayun's Tomb
New Delhi

Built in the middle of the 16th century by the widow of the Mughal emperor Humayun, this ...
Day 1

Red Fort
New Delhi

Named for its red-sandstone walls, the Red Fort, near the Yamuna River in Old Delhi, is the gre...
Day 1

Jama Masjid
New Delhi

An exquisite Islamic statement in red sandstone and marble, India's largest mosque was the l...
Day 1

Raj Ghat
New Delhi

After Mohandas K. Gandhi was shot and killed by a Hindu fanatic on January 30, 1948, his body w...
Day 1

Chandni Chowk bazaar
New Delhi

This was Delhi's former imperial avenue, where the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan rode a...
Day 2

Sarnath Temple
Varanasi

Sarnath is the deer park where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, and where the Buddh...
Day 2

Varanasi Ghats
Varanasi

Spiritual life in Varanasi revolves around the ghats, the long string of bathing steps lea...
Day 2

Sunrise Boat cruise(City Discovery
Varanasi
tours)

See Varanasi come alive along the banks of the river and people...
Day 4

Taj Mahal Tours
Shamsabad

The Taj Mahal is one of the most wonderful tourism destinations in India and is aptly co...
Day 4

Agra Fort
Agra

The architecture of this fort—one of the area's 7 World Heritage Sites. along with the Taj Mahal an...
Day 5

Buland Darwaza
Fatehpur Sikri

The third gate into the dargah of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti, Buland Darwaza. dates ...
Day 6

Amber Fort
Amer

Surrounded by ramparts, this marvelous fortress is perched on a hill near Maota Lake. Raja Man Sin...
Day 6

Jantar Mantar
Jaipur

Jai Singh II was well aware of European developments in the field of astronomy, and wanted to...
Day 6

Hawa Mahal
Jaipur

Jaipur's photogenic Palace of Winds was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 so that the...
Day 7

Pushkar Fair
Ajmer

The Pushkar Cattle Fair is one of the largest in India and the only one of its kind in the enti...
Day 8

City Palace Udaipur
Udaipur

The imposing City Palace, surmounted by balconies, towers and cupolas, and towering ov...
Day 8

Lake Pichola
Udaipur

You can't leave Udaipur without seeing the stunningly romantic Lake Palace. which seems to fl...
Day 8

Crystal Gallery
Udaipur

There’s a stunning crystal gallery at the Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel, though the admission...
Day 8

Sahelion Ki Bari
Udaipur

Udaipur's famous Garden of the Maidens was founded in the 18th century by Maharana Sangam...
Day 8

Regal Boat rides(lake cruise)
Udaipur

A visit to Udaipur is incomplete without a boat cruise in Lake Pichola – the...
Day 8

Jag Mandir Palace
Udaipur

Jag Mandir is situated on an island in the middle of famous Lake Pichola, in Udaipur. It...
Day 9

Eklingji Temple
Eklingji

Housing a manifestation of Shiva, the god who guards the fortunes of the rulers of Mewar,...
Day 9

Devi Garh
Udaipur

Devi Resorts has two great destinations for travellers to Rajasthan. The award winning Devi Garh...
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This discovery journey offers an in-depth panorama of Northern India's best, including an unforgettable visit to the Pushkar Fair, a vibrant annual cattle and camel sale where a kaleidoscope of cultures comes together. Explore a country and culture like no other from a privileged perspective - whether you attend a holy ceremony on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi, view the Taj Mahal twice in one day to fully capture its beauty or literally live out history when you lodge in former palaces in the Rajasthani cities of Jaipur and Udaipur.
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  1. 1. Treasures of Northern India
  2. 2. Day 1 Qutab Minar New Delhi Qutab Minar is another great masterpiece of Mughal architecture. It has a number of floors or storeys which has beautiful carvings like the one on the tomb of Iltutmish. There are inscriptions all round the tower and these inscriptions reveal that Iltutmish finised the tower. The ...
  3. 3. Day 1 Humayun's Tomb New Delhi Built in the middle of the 16th century by the widow of the Mughal emperor Humayun, this tomb launched a new architectural era of Persian influence, culminating in the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri. The Mughals brought to India their love of gardens and fountains and left a legacy ...
  4. 4. Day 1 Red Fort New Delhi Named for its red-sandstone walls, the Red Fort, near the Yamuna River in Old Delhi, is the greatest of Delhi's Mughal palace-cities. Built by Shah Jahan in the 17th century, Lal Qila recalls the era of Mughal power and magnificence—imperial elephants swaying by with their maho ...
  5. 5. Day 1 Jama Masjid New Delhi An exquisite Islamic statement in red sandstone and marble, India's largest mosque was the last monument commissioned by Shah Jahan. Completed in 1656 after six years of work by 5,000 laborers, it's arguably one of the loveliest houses of worship in the world. Three sets of broa ...
  6. 6. Day 1 Raj Ghat New Delhi After Mohandas K. Gandhi was shot and killed by a Hindu fanatic on January 30, 1948, his body was cremated on the banks of the Yamuna River. His samadhi, or cremation site, is now a national shrine, where Indian tourists and pilgrims stream across the peaceful lawn to pay their ...
  7. 7. Day 1 Chandni Chowk bazaar New Delhi This was Delhi's former imperial avenue, where the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan rode at the head of his lavish cavalcade. That scene is hard to picture today, as bullock carts, bicycles, shuttle buses. freight carts, cows, auto-rickshaws, horse-drawn tangas. and pedestrians create ...
  8. 8. Day 2 Sarnath Temple Varanasi Sarnath is the deer park where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna. Sarnath is located 13 kilometres north-east of Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh, India. Singhpur, a village one km away from t ...
  9. 9. Day 2 Varanasi Ghats Varanasi Spiritual life in Varanasi revolves around the ghats, the long string of bathing steps leading down to the water on the western bank of the Ganges. Most are used for bathing but there are also several 'burning ghats' where bodies are cremated in public - the main burning ghat is ...
  10. 10. Day 2 Sunrise Boat cruise(City Discovery Varanasi tours) See Varanasi come alive along the banks of the river and people bathing in the holy water and worshiping the rising sun. Witness the conclusion of life at the riverbank holy cremation grounds. It is believed if you die in Varanasi you go straight to heaven. This place will be one ...
  11. 11. Day 4 Taj Mahal Tours Shamsabad The Taj Mahal is one of the most wonderful tourism destinations in India and is aptly considered one of the greatest wonders of the world. People all over the world desire to see the grandeur of the Taj Mahal and only a lucky few get to see this wonder in marble. The Taj Mahal si ...
  12. 12. Day 4 Agra Fort Agra The architecture of this fort—one of the area's 7 World Heritage Sites. along with the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri—reflects the collective creative brilliance of Akbar, his son Jahangir, and grandson Shah Jahan. The structure was built by Akbar on the site of an earlier fort ...
  13. 13. Day 5 Buland Darwaza Fatehpur Sikri The third gate into the dargah of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti, Buland Darwaza. dates from the 16th century. It's tall - about 28m high - and whitewashed, and leads into the dargah courtyard.
  14. 14. Day 6 Amber Fort Amer Surrounded by ramparts, this marvelous fortress is perched on a hill near Maota Lake. Raja Man Singh began building it in 1592; Mirza Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh continued the construction over a period of 125 years. For centuries the fortress was the capital of the Kachha ...
  15. 15. Day 6 Jantar Mantar Jaipur Jai Singh II was well aware of European developments in the field of astronomy, and wanted to create one of the world's finest observatories. He supervised the design and construction of five remarkable facilities in northern India, of which this is the largest and best preserve ...
  16. 16. Day 6 Hawa Mahal Jaipur Jaipur's photogenic Palace of Winds was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 so that the women of the court could discreetly take some air and watch the activity on the street below. Every story has semi-octagonal overhanging windows, and each has a perforated screen. Th ...
  17. 17. Day 7 Pushkar Fair Ajmer The Pushkar Cattle Fair is one of the largest in India and the only one of its kind in the entire world. During the fair, Lakhs of people from rural India flock to Pushkar, along with camel and cattle for several days of livestock trading, horse dealing, pilgrimage and religious ...
  18. 18. Day 8 City Palace Udaipur Udaipur The imposing City Palace, surmounted by balconies, towers and cupolas, and towering over the lake, is Rajasthan’s largest palace, with a facade 244m long and 30.4m high. A conglomeration of buildings created by various maharajas, it almost manages to retain a uniformity of desi ...
  19. 19. Day 8 Lake Pichola Udaipur You can't leave Udaipur without seeing the stunningly romantic Lake Palace. which seems to float serenely on the waters of Lake Pichola. A vast, white-marble fantasy, the palace has been featured in many Indian and foreign films, including the James Bond film Octopussy. Unfortuna ...
  20. 20. Day 8 Crystal Gallery Udaipur There’s a stunning crystal gallery at the Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel, though the admission charge is rather expensive. Maharaja Sajjan Singh ordered this rare crystal from F&C Osler & Co in England in 1877; he died before it arrived, and all the items stayed packed up in boxes ...
  21. 21. Day 8 Sahelion Ki Bari Udaipur Udaipur's famous Garden of the Maidens was founded in the 18th century by Maharana Sangam Singh for the 48 young ladies-in-waiting who were sent to the royal house as dowry. Back then, men were forbidden entrance when the queens and their ladies-in-waiting came to relax. The gar ...
  22. 22. Day 8 Regal Boat rides(lake cruise) Udaipur A visit to Udaipur is incomplete without a boat cruise in Lake Pichola – the historic 14th century lake made by a local banjara that was extended in the 16th century by Rana Udai Singh II to establish Udaipur, the ‘city of lakes’. For the eco-sensitive: Solar-powered boats ...
  23. 23. Day 8 Jag Mandir Palace Udaipur Jag Mandir is situated on an island in the middle of famous Lake Pichola, in Udaipur. It was built in the 17th century and used as a pleasure palace by the Maharanas of Mewar. The superb lake setting also makes Jag Mandir high on romance, and adds to the feel of exclusiveness.
  24. 24. Day 9 Eklingji Temple Eklingji Housing a manifestation of Shiva, the god who guards the fortunes of the rulers of Mewar, Eklingji is a lovely marble complex made up of 108 temples, the first of which was built in A.D. 734 by Bappa Rawal, legendary founder of the Sisodia clan, who ruled the Mewar kingdom for h ...
  25. 25. Day 9 Devi Garh Udaipur Devi Resorts has two great destinations for travellers to Rajasthan. The award winning Devi Garh Fort Palace in Udaipur, and the newly launched Devi Ratn that is already generating interest for its contemporary vision of Indian design. Planned as a spa destination, inspired by th ...
  26. 26. Thank You! Check out this itinerary here. http://www.mygola.com/treasures-of-northern-india/i464 Mygola.com Largest collection of real travelers' itineraries. Create custom trip in 15 minutes.
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