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The Royal Trail: Varanasi, Prayagraj and Lucknow

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Product Code : AGORA416

Experience the allure of India's cultural tapestry on "The Royal Trail" tour, beginning in the mystical city of Varanasi. Delve into its spiritual essence with mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremonies and dawn boat rides on the Ganges. Transition to Prayagraj, where the sacred confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna, and mythical Saraswati rivers await, alongside the historical treasures of Anand Bhavan and the majestic Allahabad Fort. Conclude your journey in Lucknow, the elegant city of nawabs, where architectural splendors like Bara Imambara and Chota Imambara beckon, complemented by the city's famed culinary delights. This itinerary weaves together a rich tapestry of spiritual fervor, historical grandeur, and cultural charm, offering an immersive exploration of India's royal heritage.


Day 1: Arrival in Varanasi

Your exploration of the spiritual heart of India, Varanasi, begins upon your arrival. After settling into your hotel and refreshing, the evening takes you to the ethereal Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the sacred Ganges River. This ancient ritual, with its synchronized chants and oil lamp offerings, is a testament to Varanasi's deep-rooted cultural heritage and spirituality. Following this mesmerizing experience, return to your hotel for a peaceful overnight stay, anticipating the spiritual journey that lies ahead.


Day 2: Varanasi Exploration

Wake up to the gentle hues of dawn and set out for a soul-enriching boat ride on the tranquil Ganges River. As the city awakens, witness the devoted perform their morning prayers and rituals along the historic ghats, offering a serene start to your day. After this immersive experience, enjoy a hearty breakfast at your hotel. The day unfolds with a guided city tour, beginning at the revered Kashi Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Continue to the Bharat Mata Temple, showcasing a unique relief map of India carved out of marble. A visit to Banaras Hindu University offers insights into India's educational legacy. The tour proceeds to Sarnath, an iconic Buddhist pilgrimage site, where you'll explore the ancient Dhamek Stupa and delve into history at the Sarnath Archaeological Site and Museum. The day's exploration culminates with a visit to the grand Ramnagar Fort, offering panoramic views and a glimpse into Varanasi's regal past. Conclude the day with an overnight stay at your hotel.


Day 3: Varanasi to Prayagraj (125kms)

After a delightful breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Prayagraj. On arrival and hotel check-in, your journey begins with a visit to Anand Bhavan Museum, the erstwhile residence of the Nehru family, now transformed into a museum displaying personal belongings, photographs, and memorabilia. Next, head to Triveni Sangam, the auspicious confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna, and mythical Saraswati rivers, revered as a pilgrimage site that attracts millions of devotees annually. Conclude your exploration with a visit to the formidable Allahabad Fort, an architectural marvel offering panoramic views of the confluence. Retire for the night at your Prayagraj hotel, reminiscing about the day's discoveries.


Day 4: Prayagraj to Lucknow (200kms)

After breakfast, bid farewell to Prayagraj and embark on a scenic drive to Lucknow, the city of nawabs and kebabs. On arrival and hotel check-in, your Lucknow exploration commences with a visit to the grand Bara Imambara. Marvel at its intricate architecture, unique labyrinth, and the splendid view from its terrace. Continue to the Chota Imambara, a beautiful mausoleum adorned with chandeliers, gilt-edged mirrors, and exquisite calligraphy. Conclude your Lucknow journey with a visit to the iconic Rumi Darwaza, a 60-foot high gateway inspired by the Sublime Porte in Istanbul. After a day immersed in Lucknow's rich cultural tapestry, enjoy an overnight stay at your hotel, savoring the memories created.


Day 5: Departure from Lucknow

Savor a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, relishing the flavors and reminiscing the journey. After check-out, you'll be transferred to the airport for your onward journey, marking the culmination of this enthralling tour of Varanasi, Prayagraj, and Lucknow. As you bid adieu to these captivating cities, you'll carry with you the indelible memories of spirituality, history, and cultural richness, cherishing the moments spent amidst these royal destinations.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 4 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 4 nights accommodation

Varanasi x 2 nights
3* - Meraden Grand/ Amaya Hotel
4* - Rivatas by Ideal/ Palace On Ganges
5* - Radisson Hotel/ Gateway Hotel Taj

Prayagraj x 1 night
3* - Hotel Allahabad Regency/ Hotel Milan Palace
4* & 5* - Hotel Kanha Shyam/ Grand Continental Hotel

Lucknow x 1 nights
3* - Sapna Clarks Inn/ Hotel Lineage
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel/ La Place Sarovar Portico
5* - Renaissance Hotel/ Hyatt Regency

- Any flight tickets.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.