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  • 10 Days / 11 Night
  • DIWALI and DEV DIWALI in ONE and the DIVERSITY OF INDIA

Route: DELHI-PATNA-BODG GAYA-VARANASI-KHAJURAHO-AGR -DELHI

Date: You choose (between September and April)

Note: This itinerary is fully customizable as per your wish.

Deepavali, also known as the festival of lights, is celebrated widely across different states. However, have you ever heard of Dev Deepavali?

It is celebrated annually during Karthik Poornima in Varanasi, where the entire city comes alive. Tens of thousands of ‘diyas’ light up the Ghats, temples are filled with special poojas, and people dress in their traditional attire to celebrate this special occasion.

Discover the hidden gems of the city with the help of our knowledgeable guide. You’ll experience the authentic charm of a bygone era, whether it’s the delicious cuisine, stunning temples, or simply soaking in the atmosphere by the ghats.

Let’s visit ‘BodhGaya’ where Buddha became enlightened and ‘Sarnath,’ the place where he gave his first sermon after gaining enlightenment, while enjoying this stunning festival.

Not to forget the enchanting Kamasutra Temples of Khajuraho and the one and only mesmerizing Tajmahal, both are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments.

Code: CAWT2

  • ITB-Highlights:* Experience DEV DIWALI in VARANASI, once in lifetime experience
  • * Get to know northern India through the lives of the women who live there
  • * This tour introduces you to a selection of India's famous foods. These include kachori, kulfi, chai, paratha, chaat, thali and more.
  • * Traditional Sari tying in a boutique in Varansi
  • * Experience the colorful everyday life of India and market visits
  • * Indulge with local community to make an impact
  • * Folklore and local music programme at some places
  • * Visiting a village school during the trip
  • * And little surprise programmes throughout the trip
  • Included in the price:
    • Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis
    • American/Continental breakfast throughout the tour.
    • All food bills during all the food walks / heritage walks
    • Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice) throughout the tour.
    • For groups of 10 or more, the group will be accompanied by ITB Tour Escort.
    • All entrance fees to monuments during the sightseeing as mentioned above
    • All transfers on arrival and departure by ITB representative.
    • All transfers and sightseeing during the tour by air-conditioned car with driver.
    • For groups an individual air-conditioned bus will be provided
    • All presently applicable taxes including Service Tax.
  • Not Included in the price:
    • Air Fare
    • All other expenses of personal nature, like drinks, cameras fees, laundry bills etc
    • Tips at hotels, restaurants during meals, drivers & guides.

Tour Plan

01

Day 1: ARRIVAL in DELHI from your country

Namaste! Welcome to India. You will be received at the airport by our representative and given a traditional welcome over there, followed by transfer to the Hotel.

Delhi is a lively and bustling city, packed with historic landmarks, museums, galleries, shops, and countless markets. It offers numerous options for sightseeing, activities, and dining.
02

Day 2: In DELHI

After breakfast, you will tour New Delhi and see the famous Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb. Then, you will take a drive around colonial Delhi, which includes visiting India Gate, the majestic President's Palace, and the Indian Parliament.

In the afternoon visit Old Delhi. Begin with a trip to the renowned Jama Mosque from the 17th century. Take a brief walk through the colorful, narrow streets of the old city.

End your day with the visit of most revered Sikh Shrine Bangla Saheb Gurudrwara to end the day on a spiritual note.
03

Day 3: DELHI-PATNA-BODHGAYA

After breakfast, transfer to airport to connect flight to Patna and transfer to Bodh Gaya.

Overnight in Bodh Gaya.
04

DAY 4: IN BODHGAYA

After breakfast we visit Mahabodhi Temple, Sujata Village, Niranjana River & various international monasteries. This is going to be a relaxed day to get soaked into the spiritual atmosphere at the place of enlightenment of Buddha.

Overnight in Bodh Gaya
05

DAY 5: BODH GAYA-RAJGIR-NALANDA-BODH GAYA

After breakfast at the hotel, we go on an excursion to Rajgir. For Buddhists, this is the place of especially great sanctity and importance.

In the afternoon we visit Gridhkutta Hill, Bimbisarjail & Ajatashatrun's Fort.

Lunch (to be paid directly) at Rajgir and then a 15 minute drive (12km) to Nalanda. It was one of the oldest universities in the world and an international centre for Buddhist studies.

Nalanda was one of the largest monastic universities in the ancient world. It was established in the 5th century BC.

It is believed that Lord Buddha and also the founder of the Jain religion, Lord Mahavir, taught at this university for years.

There is still a monument to the Chinese travelling monk and writer

Huen Tsang, who studied here in the 7th century AD.

After sightseeing, we drive back to Bodhgaya overnight at the hotel.
06

DAY 6: BODH GAYA-SASARAM-SARNTAH-VARANASI

After breakfast we have a 250km drive to Varanasi.

On the way we visit Sasaram, known as the birthplace of Sher Shah Suri. It is located in Bihar.

We will visit the famous national monument, The Ashoka Pillar at Sarnath, before checking in to our Varanasi hotel.  We will also explore the location where Buddha gave his first sermon. If time allows, we will tour the significant temples today. Later this evening, you can indulge in shopping. Overnight stay in Varanasi.

Check in and overnight at the hotel.
07

DAY 7: VARANASI

Dev Diwali, the day everyone has been waiting for, is finally here. Start your day early with a divine boat tour and attend Subah-e-Benaras. Today, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the historical city while enjoying a traditional breakfast at a popular eatery located in the narrow lane of Vishwanath Gali.

After the boat ride, we enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then continue our sightseeing with beautiful temples and bustling bazaars. One must understand Varanasi's silk weaving tradition to fully appreciate a visit. To better understand this tradition, visit the weavers of Varanasi.

In the evening, be astounded by the Dev Diwali spectacle which is sure to give you goosebumps.  Row a boat along the Ghats and see the endless rows of lights. Spend the night in Varanasi.

Overnight in Varanasi
08

DAY 8: VARANASI-KHAJURAHO FLIGHT

Breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to the airport to fly to Khajuraho. On arrival there check in and overnight at the hotel.
09

DAY 9: KHAJURAHO-ORCHA-AGRA

Breakfast at the hotel, then sightseeing tour of Khajuraho. We can admire the temple architecture and the elaborately carved statues of the gods and goddesses from Indian mythology. They are artistically carved out of the stone and have different colours from skin-coloured to pink, yellow and brown. Various sensual representations of the human body are particularly common and diverse here. We also visit the largest temple Kandariya Hahodeo, dedicated to the god Shiva.

After taking lunch, we drive to Orcha, famous for its fort and temples. We visit Ramji Mandir, Raj Mandir and Jahangir Mahal, all of which are examples of a style of architecture of unusual expression and display delicate ornamentation.

Evening drive 30 mints to Jhansi Railway station catch Shatabdi Express train from Jhansi to Agra. Arrive at 20.20 Hrs in Agra. Transfer to the hotel and overnight in Agra.
10

DAY 10: AGRA-DELHI (TAJMAHAL is closed on Fridays)

Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise for amazing views and fewer crowds. Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise for amazing views and fewer crowds. Please note that the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.

The Taj Mahal, one of the world's most iconic buildings, was constructed by Shah Jahan in honour of his wife Mumtaz. Its construction took over 20 years. We will stop at the Taj Mahal during sunrise - the most charming and serene time - to appreciate the legendary beauty of this symbol of love.

After taking breakfast in the hotel drive to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, farewell dinner at any local restaurant. No accommodation in Delhi. After dinner, transfer to international airport to board the flight back home

Fly back HOME. 

If your flight is on next day, we will book a hotel for you in Delhi.

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