Are you passionate about photography, strong colors, contrasts and unforgettable encounters? This trip is made for you: an itinerary to discover the highlights of India, of its main cities, from Taj Mahal in Agra to the holy Ganges in Varanasi. with the chance to attend the greatest religious event in India.

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Are you passionate about photography, strong colors, contrasts and unforgettable encounters? This trip is made for you: an itinerary to discover the highlights of India, of its main cities, from Taj Mahal in Agra to the holy Ganges in Varanasi. with the chance to attend the greatest religious event in India.

Kumbh Mela is a festival involving from 70 to 100 milion pilgrims including yogis, sadhus and common people, gathering around Ganges and Yamuna river to be purificated. A unique sight for Westerner travelers, especially photographers.

Trip summary

  • Departure Delhi
  • End Delhi
  • Countries
    • India
  • City
    • Delhi
    • Agra
    • Lucknow
    • Allahabad
    • Varanasi
  • Theme Photographic
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Delhi
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    Upon arrival management of customs formalities and meeting with the local representative. Transfer to the hotel (rooms available from 12.00).

    Visit the old city, a charming and picturesque maze of lanes. In the same area you can visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in the world, and Rajghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Afternoon visit New Delhi with its most important monuments: the Sikh Temple and the government palaces from the colonial period in front of the India Gate. Overnight.

    NB: If your flight arrives between midnight and 8 AM and you prefer to go directly to the hotel for some rest, a supplement for an additional night is required.

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  • 2
    Delhi - Agra (200 Km, 4 hours excluding stops)
    Day 2 Transfer by car

    Breakfast in the hotel and departure for Agra, Along the way visit Itimaud -ud-Dalauh Tomb and Baby Taj. In the afternoon visit the Taj Mahal. one of the seven wonders of the world, a magnificent marble dream rising in the middile of a lush garden as a pearl in a sort of immaculate landscape. Return to the hotel and overnight.

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  • 3
    Agra - Chambal - Lucknow (337 Km, 4-5 hours excluding stops)
    Day 3 Transfer by car

    Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to Lucknow. Along the way boat ride on Chambal river to see the crocodile and alligators in Chambal National Park- You'll also see many birds and animals. Lunch at Chambal Wildlife Safari Lodge.

    Continue to Licknow, upon arrival overnight in the hotel.

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  • 4
    Lucknow - Allahabad (200 Km, 5-6 hours excluding stops)
    Day 4 Transfer by car

    Breakfast in the hotel. Visit Bara and Chota Imambara tombs and the clock tower. A walk in the lanes of the bazaar will top off the tour of this interesting city. Transfer to Allahabad. Arrival and check in to the tented camp. Free day available to attend Kumbh Mela. Overnight in the tented camp.

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  • 5
    Allahabad
    Day 5

    Allahabad (Hardh Kumbh Mela). Entire day available to attend Kumbh Mela. Overnight in the tented camp.

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  • 6
    Allahabad
    Day 6

    Free day available to attend Basant Panchami (3rd Shai Shan) at the Sangam, Overnight in the tented camp.

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  • 7
    Allahabad - Varanasi (140 km, 3-4 hours)
    Day 7 Transfer by car

    Transfer by car from Allahabad to Varanasi. Accommodation in hotel / ashram. In the afternoon boat ride to Panchaganga Ghat and once back boat ride to the main crematory ghat and evening Aarti for the Fire Ceremony. Night in Varanasi.

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  • 8
    Varanasi
    Day 8 Transfer by car

    Sunrise at the Assi Ghat to see Subh-e-Benares and then on to Tulsi Ghat to see the morning training of the Akhara holy fighters. Visit the well temples in Lolarka Kund. Excursion to visit the rural villages near Varanasi, Sarai Mohanna village and Chraigon village, the first famous for silk manufacturing and the second famous for Guava farming and preparation of hams and seasonings. Then walk down from the Ganges Gaths to see the photograph the many activities of local people taking place here from up close. Night in Varanasi.

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  • 9
    Varanasi - Delhi (One hour and a half flight)
    Day 9 Transfer by airplane

    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Boat ride to see the sun rise on the Ganges along the route of the main Ghats (Dashaswmedh, Rajendra Prasad, Manikarnika, Harishchandra). After getting off the boat you'll visit the Durga Temple, also called "the Monkey God's Temple" and the golden Temple of Vishvanath. During the visit walking tour of Varanasi alleys in the Chowk, the most colorful bazar of the city. 

    Transfer to the airport for the flight for Delhi. After arriving in Delhi, transfer to the international airport for the flight back to your country.

    End of your trip.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Domestic flight from Varanasi to Delhi in economy class, 15 kg baggage
    • Accommodation in selected hotels
    • Daily breakfast and full board in Allahabad during the stay at the tented camp
    • All transfers and sightseeing mentioned by AC private vehicle and English speaking driver
    • Tour escort staying at different hotels than yours
    • Entry to monuments and sightseeing fees
    • Boat ride in Varanasi at sunset and sunrise
    • Excursion to the villages near Varanasi
    • Tour of Akhara in Varanasi
    • Two bottles a day per person
    • Transfers from the airport to the hotel and vice versa
    • Assistance at all airports
    • Government taxes, parking, fees and driver's expenses.
    Price does not include
    • International flights and visas (the local partner can provide for them upon request at an additional cost)
    • Travel insurance (the local partner can provide for it upon request at an additional cost)
    • Tips for driver and guide
    • All that is not mentioned.

    Optional services upon request at an additional cost:

    • Assistance and India tourist visa
    • Varanasi - Yoga class by the river
    • Varanasi - Kathak dance in the house of a local artist.