Silk, Gold & Gems Shopping

10 Days / 9 Nights

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Varanasi - Sarnath

Overview

This is your great opportunity for some amazing shopping! A Neeliyam Tours founder will personally escort you throughout this journey to ensure you visit the best shopping places only and get great deals. Shop for jewelry, gems, fabrics or handicraft items - basically anything you can imagine.

The Golden Triangle highlights Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, the three iconic cities that reflect the supreme excellence of Indian art and culture. Varanasi is not only a spiritual center but a big shopping hub, famous for the unique Banaresi silk sarees.

Highlights of this tour

* Shop for Handicrafts at the local markets

* Visit major tourist attractions

* Shop in Delhi for spices, hand-woven carpets, gold, and jewelry

* Short demonstration about marble and gems craftwork

* Shop in Agra for marble tiles and furniture, gems-inlaid marble artworks, and leather products.

* Explore the "Gem Capital of the world": Jaipur, shopping for precious and semi-precious stones and jewelry, gold, pashmina.

* Silk and finest essential oil shopping opportunity in Varanasi

Itinerary

Delhi is a shopper’s dream destination - but requires local knowledge. We will create your unique itinerary instantly based on your preferences. Visit high-end stores and traditional markets, while you see some monuments as well.

Day 1 - Arrival to Delhi 
Our representative will receive you on arrival at the International Airport in Delhi and transfers to your hotel.
After freshening up in your hotel room, witness a darshan at Akshardam Temple, watch the musical Water Show, and buy authentic souvenirs in the complex's giftshop.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.

Day 2 - Shopping in Delhi
After breakfast, your tour guide will take you for shopping in Old Delhi. Experience the busy market Chandni Chowk, Asia's biggest spice market Khari Baoli, and a 200-year-old tea- and essential oil shop. After lunch, do shopping at Connaught Place's shops, and buy Kashmir carpets, shawls and jewelry at Kashmir Cashmere. 

Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.


Agra is famous for not only the Taj Mahal but for its Mughal crafts as well; skills passed down from the Mughal emperors’ master craftsmen. Artisans continue these traditions making inlaid marble, embroidered rugs, jewelry, and more. 


Day 3 - Travel to Agra, visit Taj Mahal

After breakfast travel by road to Agra. After freshening up in your hotel room visit UNESCO Heritage site Taj Mahal, known as the symbol of love. 

Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra. 


Day 4 - Agra shopping tour

After breakfast, your guide will take you for a full day shopping tour. Explore colorful street markets and shops selling sarees, leatherware, spices, and collectibles. You can shop for locally crafted goods made up of stone, marble, and many more products. You will also get to interact with the craftsmen and will witness there work closely, and you can try your hands in gems polishing. 

Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra. 


Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, known as the "Gem Capital of the world" has some of the best shopping opportunities in all of India. You will get the chance to explore its many bazaars and shops with your private local guide. You will be taken to popular shopping spots, jewelry shops, craft stalls, and boutiques. 


Day 5 - Travel to Jaipur  

After breakfast travel to Jaipur. Freshen up in your hotel room and evening visit a Haveli (traditional mansion) and enjoy a Rajasthani dinner with a local family. 

Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur. 


Day 6 - Jaipur sightseeing & shopping

After breakfast set out with your private guide on a city tour of Jaipur, beginning at Hawa Mahal, the Palace of the Winds. Proceed to Amber and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the majestic Amber Fort, built from red sandstone and marble. After lunch visit a Pashmina factory, then explore colorful local markets with your guide. Get a short demonstration about gems and polishing. 

Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur. 


Varanasi, the city of Lord Shiva, the oldest city in India, also known as Banaras and Kashi. Varanasi is a rich city with bustling markets, each and every street is filled with variety of goods, many of its streets have become synonyms of some type of products. Shopping here is an exclusive opportunity.


Day 7 - Travel to Varanasi

Morning travel by flight to Varanasi. Our representative will receive you on arrival at the Airport in Varanasi and transfers to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for your activity.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Varanasi.


Day 8 - Bazaars and markets, Ganga Aarti

Start your day with an early morning boat ride on the waters of River Ganges. Visit the popular Ghats through boat ride and also relish the spectacular views of people offering water to Sun God along with taking a holy dip in the river. Back to the hotel, and after breakfast start your shopping tour with your guide. Visit Thathery Bazaar for jewelry and bronze shopping. Godowlia Market famous for fine silk and brocade fabrics, inlaid wood-work, shawls, zari work and fancy sarees, readymade garments, shoes, bracelets, and jewelry. Vishwanath Gali offers silk trinkets, toy shops specialized in small wooden toys, fabric and readymade garments. This market also famous for essential oils like Jasmin, Flower of paradise, Lotus flower, White and Black Musk, Rose and Sandal. Evening witness the mystic Ganga Aarti ritual.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Varanasi.
 

Day 9 - Sarnath, Lallapura, and silk factories
After breakfast, you will be taken out for a sightseeing tour of Sarnath, a small village which is known as the place where Lord Buddha delivers his first sermon to his disciples. Then visit Lallapura, the Banarasi Silk Weaver’s village, where thousands of families involved in silk weaving. You will get a chance to observe the weaver’s life and their art of weaving. Later, visit various silk factories and weaving centers, which are operating for the last 500 years.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Varanasi.


Day 10 - End of Tour & Services
Our representative will escort you to Varanasi Airport.


Cost of this tour per person

Luxury: From $4,780

Deluxe: From $3,560

Economy: From $2,580


Note: Above prices are subject to change accordingly to the hotels' different season rates.

Inclusions

  • Neeliyam representative escort throughout the journey 
  • Accommodation in the selected category on sharing basis, 9 nights
  • Buffet breakfast in the hotel
  • English speaking chauffeur-driven Air-Conditioned private vehicle
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Professional English speaking private local guides
  • Other activities as per itinerary (Rickshaw ride, Houseboat cruise, Cooking class, Yoga, Cultural programs, etc)
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Bottles of mineral water during journeys
  • All government taxes, service charges, parking and toll fees
  • All applicable hotel taxes

Exclusions

  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • International and Domestic flights
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Pre- or post-night accommodation
  • Lunch and Dinner (except mentioned in itinerary)
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Personal nature expenses i.e. Telephone Calls, Laundry, Soft / Hard Drinks, etc.
  • Camera Fee at Monuments
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above

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