The Royal Trail: Varanasi, Prayagraj and Lucknow
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Product Code : AGORA416
Embark on a regal journey through the heart of India with our "Royal Trail" itinerary. Begin in Varanasi, the spiritual capital, where the Ganga Aarti ceremony will stir your soul. Witness sunrise on the sacred Ganges and explore the city's spiritual treasures. In Prayagraj, where the Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati converge, discover historical gems like the Allahabad Fort. Finally, in Lucknow, the city of Nawabs, visit architectural marvels like the Bara Imambara and Chota Imambara. This royal sojourn will immerse you in India's rich heritage and spirituality, leaving you with cherished memories.
Day 1: Arrival in Varanasi
Your exploration of this ancient and spiritual city begins with your arrival in Varanasi. After checking in at your hotel and freshening up, prepare for an evening of profound spirituality. In the twilight hours, you'll attend the enchanting Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the sacred Ganges River. This spiritual spectacle is a vital part of Varanasi's cultural tapestry and a mesmerizing experience. Afterward, return to your hotel for a restful overnight stay.
Day 2: Varanasi
Embrace the essence of Varanasi with an early morning boat ride along the sacred Ganges River. As the sun rises, the city awakens, and you'll witness the breathtaking sight of devotees performing their morning rituals along the ghats. Following this captivating experience, return to your hotel for breakfast. Later, embark on a city tour, visiting renowned sites such as the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, and the Banaras Hindu University. Your journey continues with a visit to Sarnath, a significant Buddhist pilgrimage site where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. Your exploration culminates with a visit to the magnificent Ramnagar Fort, an 18th-century fort located on the eastern bank of the Ganges. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Varanasi to Prayagraj (125kms)
After breakfast, it's time to check out from your Varanasi hotel and set out on a scenic drive to Prayagraj. Upon your arrival, check in at your hotel and refresh. The day unfolds with exploration as you visit iconic attractions, including the Triveni Sangam, the sacred confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati rivers. Your journey of discovery continues with a visit to the Anand Bhavan Museum and the historic Allahabad Fort. After a day of exploration, return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Prayagraj to Lucknow (200kms)
Following breakfast, bid adieu to Prayagraj as you check out from your hotel and journey to the city of Lucknow. Upon your arrival in Lucknow, check in at your hotel and freshen up. Your day is filled with explorations as you visit notable attractions, including the grand Bara Imambara, a magnificent monument built in the 18th century. Your journey continues with a visit to the equally stunning Chota Imambara, a mausoleum built by the Nawab of Awadh. You can also explore the iconic Rumi Darwaza, one of Lucknow's most recognizable landmarks. After a day of immersion in Lucknow's rich history and culture, return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 5: Departure from Lucknow
Your final day begins with breakfast, followed by check-out from your hotel. You'll then be transferred to the airport for your onward journey, marking the end of this captivating tour of Varanasi, Prayagraj, and Lucknow. As you bid farewell to these incredible cities, you carry with you the memories of their spirituality, history, and cultural richness.
- 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.