The Gangetic Plain Tour

No other river compares to the holy Ganges in the populations dependent upon it for both physical and spiritual nourishment. Our Gangetic Plain tour is specially built around the Ganges and its tributaries and offering your an immersive experience as you deep into the cultural heartland of India. 

Duration: 11 Days
Places: Delhi, Agra, Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi

  • Walk the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk bazaar in Old Delhi
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal
  • See the Gwalior's little-visited Fort
  • Explore Khajuraho's quirky temples
  • Attend the evening prayer ceremony around the Ganges in Varanasi


Day 01 - Arrive Delhi

On arrival in Delhi, you’ll be met by your Indus Bound Representative and transferred to your hotel, where you’ll be staying for two nights. Spend the remainder of the day recovering from your journey, and perhaps a stroll around the local neighborhood later.

Day 02 - In Delhi

Explore Delhi today starting with Old Delhi in the morning: enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride in the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk followed by the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. In the afternoon, drive past Lutyens's New Delhi and visit the tomb of Humayun and the Qutab Minar. Spend some time at the Bangla Sahib Sikh Temple for blessings and see & participate in the community kitchen.

[Optional : Cooking Class experience with a local]

Day 03 - Drive to Agra

Drive to Agra (03-04 Hrs). Later,  proceed for your city tour of Agra, including a visit to the impressive Agra Fort, a mix of Hindu and Islamic architecture followed by a visit to the ornate tomb of Itamud-ud-Daulah.

[Optional : Visit to the Sherous Hangout Cafe]

Day 04 - Drive to Gwalior

An early start this morning, but worth it for sunrise views of the Taj Mahal. It's also the quietest time to visit, before the crowds arrive. Return back to your hotel and drive towards Gwalior (03-04 Hrs) passing many scenic villages and towns.

Day 05 - Drive to Orchha

The morning's sightseeing tour takes us to the imposing Gwalior fort and the Scindia Museum. You will explore some unique temples here - particularly the Jain and Hindu temples which are intricately carved. Late afternoon, drive towards Orchha (02-03 Hrs).

Day 06 - Drive to Khajuraho

Explore the hamlet of Orchha, dotted with ruins of temples and palaces of the Bundela kings, scattered around the banks of the Betwa River. In the afternoon, you will proceed for a drive to Khajuraho (03-04 Hrs).

Day 07 - In Khajuraho

Today is a full day to explore and appreciate all the UNESCO protected temples at Khajuraho. Known for their erotic and intricate carving, there is lots to explore. The temples are a combination of Hindu and Jain and hold some of the most intricate carvings in India.

Day 08 - Fly to Varanasi

Take a short flight to Varanasi. Spend some time at leisure at your hotel. This evening in the Holy City of Varanasi, enjoy a private boat ride along the river Ganges where you can witness the evening pooja (prayer) and aarti ceremony. Candles and offerings fill the river and people fill the ghats - it's a fascinating spectacle.

Day 09 - In Varanasi

Enjoy another boat ride this morning to see the contrasts of life on the river. Along the banks you'll see pilgrims and locals washing, socialising and praying. You will most likely also see riverside cremations taking place. From here, go for a walking tour exploring the markets, small streets and endless temples. In the afternoon, enjoy a excursion trip to Sarnath.

[Optional : Visit to the Death Hostel]

Day 10 - Fly to Delhi

At time, fly to Delhi. Day at leisure to relax or any last minute shopping or visits.

Day 11 - Departure Transfer

At time transferred to Delhi Airport for your flight back home, or continue with your onward journey with us

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Starting from USD 1180 Per Person

Price is based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on hotels & dates of travel. Price includes daily breakfast, sightseeing, monument entrance fees, private guides, domestic flights, transfers, chauffeur driven air-conditioned SUV car & All Taxes.

When to Travel?

The best time to visit this region is October to March as days are sunny, not too humid, with cooler nights.

The summers in this region is hot and humid, with the average temperatures rising to as high as 45°C, therefore can be avoided.

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