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Old Delhi: Private Tour of Chandni Chowk, Tuk Tuk & Food

1. Old Delhi: Private Tour of Chandni Chowk, Tuk Tuk & Food

Discover Old Delhi on a guided tour. Explore Chandni Chowk on a tuk-tuk tour, stop at the local markets to try delicious street food, and see the India Gate. Begin your tour with a pickup from your hotel and drive to Old Delhi to visit Jama Masjid, also known as the Masjid-i Jehan-Numa. Visit this massive mosque, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and dating from the 1600s. Next, hop aboard a tuk-tuk and roam the streets of Chandni Chowk, the heart of Old Delhi. Explore this busy shopping area and enjoy the tantalizing smells wafting out from the markets full of spices, dried fruit, essential oils, and traditional sweets. See silver jewelry and vivid saris for sale. Stop to try local street food with your guide, learning the best stalls for each type of food in the area. After eating, continue to the Red Fort. Decide if you wish to pay to enter or just admire this historic fort from the outside. Finish your Old Delhi tour with a visit to India Gate. This war memorial sits astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the ceremonial axis of New Delhi, formerly called Kingsway. Return to your hotel, driving past Parliament House.

Varanasi: Night Boat Ride, Aarati Ceremony and Dinner

2. Varanasi: Night Boat Ride, Aarati Ceremony and Dinner

Your tour will begin at 5:00 PM with pickup from your hotel. Take a boat ride along the river, where you can enjoy the breathtaking sights of the city lit up at night. Disembark to watch the aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges. See a priest take a sacred brass lamp and offer prayers to the holy river. The ceremony involves lights, cymbals, scented incense sticks, and people singing hymns and chanting. It’s a truly mesmerizing experience. After the ceremony, you will be taken for a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. Order your favorite dishes and relish them in the warm hospitality and cozy ambiance. After dinner, you will be dropped safely back at your hotel in Varanasi.

Varanasi: Evening Arti Boat Tour with Dinner

3. Varanasi: Evening Arti Boat Tour with Dinner

At around 5:30PM, your chauffeur along with your tour representative will pick you up from the hotel lobby to drive you toward the Dashashwamedh Ghat to experienc the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti. On arrival, you will board the royal boat to enjoy a 1-hour cruise and Aarti experience in a more comfortable manner. This royal boat has red carpet flooring and is decorated with flowers. You will receive a warm welcome on board to the boat with a welcome drink, with the boat also having snacks and soft drinks to make this evening more relaxed and comfortable. You can easily catch a glimpse of Ganga Aarti from the boat, with many vantage points being provided to enhance your evening aboard the vessel. The Aarti will start from 6:45PM after sunset, with a croon of mantra. This will be followed by melodious hymns dedicated to Lord Shiva, Surya (The Sun), Mata Ganga (Ganga river) and Agni (Lord of Fire) given by priests wearing the same kind of cloth named as dhoti and kurta, and holding a multi-tiered heavy brass lamp and conch shell. After experiencing the elegance of Ganga Aarti, you will be taken to a famous restaurant in Varanasi for a tempting dinner. In the restaurant, you will receive a pleasing welcome before being served with drinks, starters, a main course and desert. After your appetizing dinner and interesting conversation with your guide, your chauffeur will drop you back at your nearby accommodation.

India: Evening Ganga Aarti With Dinner and Private Transfer

4. India: Evening Ganga Aarti With Dinner and Private Transfer

Your driver will collect you from your hotel lobby for the journey to Ghat for Aarti. On arrival at Ghat, you will embark on the boat trip to Dashashwamedh Ghate. The Aarti prayer service is performed each evening by a group of priests. You will also witness the Agni Pooja, which is performed as a commitment to the Lord Shiva. All priests here are students of the Vedas and Upanishads, which is led by the head priest of the Gangotri Seva Samiti. The service is performed by traditionally-garbed priests by the light of brass lamps. This magnificent Aarti takes 45 minutes and starts at 6:45 p.m.  After Aarti, eat in a famous Indian restaurant, where you will enjoy a mouthwatering dinner.

Old and New Delhi: Full-Day Private Tour with Tuktuk Ride

5. Old and New Delhi: Full-Day Private Tour with Tuktuk Ride

After Pick up from your hotel, head out to Experience contrast between Old and New Delhi Culture - The Capital of Mughals was Agra (City of Taj Mahal) till 17th Century, Do you know why they shifted capital to Delhi? - The Main Market of Old Delhi, CHANDANI CHOWK (Moonlight Square), Do you know what is story behind its name? - Why Old Delhi always a Street Food paradise for locals & visitors ? Listen the stories behind the famous street food CHAT (Savory Snacks) - Visit Asia's Largest Spice Market - Why Delhi is symbolize culture of whole India "UNITY IN DIVERSITY" ? Many Faiths & different religions but living together since generations. Know the different Culture, Faiths & Religions - Do you know one of the largest community Kitchen of World ? Visit Sikh Temple and see how they are managing. - Do you know Graveyard of Royal Mughals ? Visit Humanyu Tomb , Listen the History/stories from Tour Guide & see the evidences of Starting & Ending of Great Mughal Empire in India. A UNESCO world heritage site, Excellent place to check your photography skills - Lunch Break, Enjoy Delicious Food in multicuisine restaurant - Do you know, How many kingdom & Empire ruled over Delhi ? Visit Qutub Minar (Tower) & become a witness of History. A UNESCO world heritage site Tour Finish with Cherish memories, Guide & Chauffeur will drop you at hotel.

Varanasi: Ganges Boat Ride and Ganga Aarti Experience

6. Varanasi: Ganges Boat Ride and Ganga Aarti Experience

Indulge in spirituality and experience Indian culture in its most raw form in this day tour of Varanasi which takes you to an experience that you won’t ever forget. Begin with your guide picking you up from your hotel in the afternoon. Head for your boating experience at the Ganges from the Assi ghat. With 108 ghats (stone embankments build by the river for religious ceremonies) the view of this city will captivate you. Get indulged in the many religious and mythological stories of this city and the ghats by your guide before you get down at the famous Manikarnika ghat (where Hindu cremations take place). Navigate your way through the narrow alleys of the oldest part of Varanasi in your heritage walk. Afterward, experience a magical Ganga aarti, a ritual where priests use fire as an offering in the form of many oil lamps. Once you’ll be done with aarti, discover Indian culture further via its at. A spectacular classical dance performance by experienced artists is going to leave you smitten. Call it a day with some finger-licking food as your guide takes for a delicious dinner.

Varanasi: Night Tour with Aarti Ceremony and Street Food

7. Varanasi: Night Tour with Aarti Ceremony and Street Food

Try the deliciously varied street food that characterizes Varanasi, and see the famous aarti light ceremony on this magical evening tour of the city. The tour starts at 5:00 PM, with pickup from your hotel or residence. Travel through the winding streets towards the city center to witness the ritual of aarti. During the ceremony a group of priests clad in saffron and white robes will perform a ritual of Hindu worship with oil lamps, all synced to beautiful music. It’s a spectacular vision and one not to be missed. After witnessing the aarti, enjoy a street food tour led by an expert local guide. Try mishrambhu, a local milk product. Then visit multiple locations to sample a variety of delicious savory southern and northern Indian flavors. Stop at a sweet shop and see how these products are made, then sample some to satisfy your sweet tooth. At the end of the evening, you will be taken back to your hotel by your guide. 

Varanasi: Maharaja Boat Ride and Dinner

8. Varanasi: Maharaja Boat Ride and Dinner

At around 5:00PM, your chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the Dashashwamedh Ghat, for a Maharaja boat ride with music and Ganga Aarti. Once you have reached the ghat, you will board the Maharaja boat, welcomed by a seller who is dressed up in a uniform complete with a garland and bouquet. The royal boat will be decorated with flowers, furnished with carpet, and you will be served some snacks and drinks like tea, coffee, cashew nuts, cookies and chocolates. Once you go upstairs on the boat, you will see that the floor has been covered with white mattresses, one side of which renowned musicians will be sitting with a tabla and sitar. You can sit here on a chair or on the floor to enjoy the mesmerizing Indian classical music. After admiring the soothing Indian music and praising the art of the musicians, it will be time to watch the magical Ganga Aarti. You will be able to easily catch a glance of this one hour Ganga Aarti from the boat. This awe-inspiring Aarti will start a chant of mantra followed by harmonious hymns dedicated to Lord Shiva, Mata Ganga (Ganga River), Surya (the sun), and Agni (lord of fire). The prayer will be given by a group of priests dressed up in similar clothes (dhoti and kurta), who will be holding a multi-tiered heavy brass lamp and a conch shell. This Aarti is splendid, with the ghats being overcrowded with people to witness this glorious Aarti. Every evening it seems to be the occasion at Dashashwamedh Ghat. After sightseeing this lavish Ganga Aarti, you will be taken to one of the famous restaurants in Varanasi for a tempting dinner, after which you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Varanasi: Evening Dinner with Private Transfer

9. Varanasi: Evening Dinner with Private Transfer

Between 7:00PM and 7:30 PM, your chauffeur along with a representative will pick you up from the hotel lobby in a private air-conditioned vehicle for your evening dinner in local restaurant. Upon arrival, you will be received with a pleasing welcome by the restaurant staff. You will receive some soft drinks as per your taste, partnered with appetizing starters. In between, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about Varanasi City, about its culture & tradition, about Hinduism, and any curious questions which you might want to know the answers to. After your authentic three course dining experience is over, you will be dropped back at your nearby accommodation in your air-conditioned vehicle.

Agra: 3-Day Golden Triangle Tour To Jaipur & Delhi

10. Agra: 3-Day Golden Triangle Tour To Jaipur & Delhi

After spending the night in Agra, you will be picked up early from your hotel and will head to the Taj Mahal to watch the sun come up over this world-famous monument. You will have 2 hours to explore the site and admire the architecture, before returning to your hotel for breakfast. Next, explore the Agra Fort as your guide teaches you about its fascinating history. Then, start the 5-hour drive to Jaipur. At the end of the drive, arrive in Jaipur to check in to your hotel. After breakfast the following day, your guide will take you to the Amber Fort for a 2-hour tour of the complex. After that, head back down the hill for a tour of Jaipur, also known as the “Pink City”. On the guided tour, you’ll visit the Jal Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. In the afternoon, explore the Maharaja’s City Palace, a complex that includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces. Then, head to Jantar Mantar, a collection of 19 astronomical instruments built by the Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh. Drive past the Hawa Mahal, a large structure built so the women of the royal household could observe streets outside while remaining hidden. After your Jaipur city tour, return to your hotel for your second included overnight stay.  After breakfast, you’ll be driven to Delhi. Upon arrival, enjoy a half-day city tour. Visit the 11th century Qutub Minar, the Bahai Temple, also known as the Lotus Temple and the India Gate war memorial. Drive by Parliament House, the President's Palace, and Secretariat buildings. After your Delhi tour, you will be dropped off either at the airport, the railway station, your hotel or another location of your choice in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram.

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Dharmendra is such a kind person. He knows a lot and he could answer every question I was asking! He is spreading a very chilled vibe and it was fun to explore old Delhi with such a nice guide! Also the driver was very good and I felt safe as a European entering the messy traffic in New Delhi. Thank you so much, I enjoyed the tour very much!!

Wonderful tour. Tushar was very knowledgeable about the history of India and the culture. I learned so much. We tried several street food specialties. All were good. We also visited historical sites and mosques. I definitely recommend a trip to the the spice market.

my son and I absolutely loved this tour ..our guide Mr tariq was professional , knowledgeable and arranged the day to more suit us . I would highly recommend this tour ..fantastic day

Great local market tour! Very surreal at first but you find your feet very quickly! Food and the people are amazing, did not feel uncomfortable at any time! Take cash!

Everything was perfect Driver very good Ghuid perfect too