UP Tours (Uttar Pradesh's tour agency) has a vast offering of tours, including Buddhist circuit tours and a daily guided bus tour (except Friday) of Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, and the Taj Mahal for Rs. 1,700–Rs. 2,000 per person (this covers transportation, a guide, and admission fees, including the Rs. 750 admission to the Taj); a half-day tour of Fatehpur Sikri alone is Rs.700–Rs. 550. For a personal guide, ask your hotel or contact the nearest India Tourism office.


Kamalan Travels. Kamalan Travels can organize tour in Varanasi that includes a visit to traditional silk weavers or a visit to a gharana, an organization of musicians studying and playing Hindustani classical music. 508, Hemkunt House, 6 Rajendra Place, Delhi, National Capital Territory, 110008. 11/258–10256;

Outbound Travels. This agency can arrange flights and coordinate flights with train or car travel to help you make the most of limited travel time. 216A/11 Gautam Nagar, 3rd floor, South Delhi, Delhi, National Capital Territory, 110049. 011/4164–0565; 981/0049620;

UP Tours. Urban Haat Sanskritik Sankul, Maqbool Alam Rd., UP Tourism Office, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001. 0542/222–6431;

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