Classic India Tour
THE TOUR AT THE GLANCE
In our Classical India Tour, you shall feel and experience the true essence of India. India, known for its rich history, heritage and culture, you shall get to witness and experience the hold River Ganga, various temples and palaces of India, and off, course the Taj Mahal. India is a land of my religion and culture, and in our Classical India Tour, you can witness various Hindu temples and Islamic monuments, Buddhist sites in Sarnath. The holy river Ganga is not merely a river but considered as a mother, a goddess and the soul of many Indians.The depiction of the Kama Sutra on the temples of Khajuraho always shows how to advance ancient India was in its knowledge of sex and the architecture of temples and palaces in Orchha is bound to leave you speechless. Our Historical Classical India Tour runs traveler through the lifeline of Indian transportation, the railways shall assure you in providing an unforgettable journey and experience.
EXPERIENCES AND VISITS IN THIS TOUR JOURNEY
- Walk thru / Cycle Rickshaw Asia’s largest Spice Market and explore narrow lane in Old Delhi
- Explore the magnificence of the Pink City and make the most of your elephant ride which takes you to the top of Amber Palace in Jaipur
- Uncover vibrant Rajasthan, from the royal history of Jaipur.
- Ride up to Amber Fort on a caparisoned, by elephant.
- Enjoy a guided tour of the 400-year-old deserted Moghul city of Fatehpur Sikri
- Visit of Magnificent Taj Mahal – The monument of Love
- Explore the Indian town Orchha known for Chhatris Cenotaphs & Mughal palaces such as Jahangir Mahal & Raja Mahal.
- Explore the Western Group and the Eastern Group of temple, at Khajuraho
- Explore a temple tour covering Jantar Mantar, Bharat Mata temple, Ramnagar Museum, Kashi Vishwanath temple and the Durga temple, at Varanasi
- Enjoy an evening Aarti performance on the banks of River Ganges
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Arrive Delhi, After completing immigration and custom formalities, meet our representative at the arrival gate. After introductions, you will be transferred to the hotel.
DELHI, the capital of India, is home to 16 million people, making it the third largest city in India. The strategic location of the city made it an attractive location for invading armies, and it served as the capital for many great empires that ruled India. Many of these Empires built significant monuments, and whilst the Mughal and the British are the most visible, while driving through the city you will see ruins from previous capitals, the earliest dating back to the 12th century.
Morning your tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. He is also famously known as the “father of the nation”. Continue your tour to Jama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques. People stream in and out of the mosque continuously and the presence of a nearby bazaar means that the area is rarely quiet. Enjoy the rickshaw ride at Old Delhi peddling through the narrow by lanes of Chandani Chowk and visit spices market is one of the largest wholesale spice markets in Asia, It is well worth a visit for the intensity of its sights and smells alone. Along with fresh spices of all shapes, sizes, and colors, this market sells myriad nuts, herbs, dry fruits, and grains.
In the afternoon visit the Qutb Minar complex which dominates the historic site where Qutb-ud-Din-Aibak laid the foundation of Delhi Sultanate. Its sandstone minaret, 72.5 m high, has a staircase of 379 steps to reach the summit. It is the tallest stone tower in India and one of the most successful Muslim buildings. You will then discover the Humayun Mausoleum, the 2nd Mughal emperor. Built in the middle of the 16th century at the request of Hamida Banu Begum (the widow of Emperor Humayun), the mausoleum is a fine example of early Mughal architecture.
Drive past British Architect by Edward Lutyens, with the task of building the new capital in Delhi. Lutyen’s Delhi primarily consists of the administrative area of the capital, India Gate and the Viceroy’s House (which is now known as Rashtrapati Bhawan). A visit to Delhi is incomplete without going to Lutyen’s Delhi which one can say, is the place where the Central Government of India currently resides and works from.
Today, travel by road to Jaipur, on arrival check in at hotel.
Afternoon embark on your Cycle Rickshaw ride- This tour is planned to offer you an insight on the socio economic aspects of the city. Every lane in the walled city has something interesting to offer and the relaxed Rickshaw ride is the best way to explore the city like the locals do.
Option: Folk dance with dinner in Jaipur
Witness the renowned folk dancers bring the royal dining assembly to life as they sway to Rajasthani folk numbers. You can join them for a memorable evening followed by dinner at Narain Niwa Palace
Morning proceed for the sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting Amber Fort with Elephant Ride.
Visit the city of Amber and its fort. Erected on a vast hill, the citadel and its fort were intended to protect the ancient capital of the state of Jaipur. You will get there on the back of an elephant, then you will come back in a jeep. You will be able to visit the various rooms, the inner courtyards, the rooms of public hearings, the Mughal gardens with its star-shaped flower beds. In addition, Amber Fort offers panoramic views of Lake Maota. On the way back you will stop at the Hawa Mahal - the famous and magnificent Palace of the Winds.
Later, proceed to visit City Palace is one of the major landmarks in Jaipur. The beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during his reign. Among the various forts and palaces of Jaipur, City Palace stands apart, with its outstanding art and architecture. In the Palace complex visit Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum.
Visit to Observatory or Jantar Mantar. It is an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century.Whose passion for science, engineering, and astronomy prompted him to construct this complex of fourteen scientific instruments. It’s been over 200 years since they were first constructed, these fourteen structures can still accurately measure time; predict eclipses, and track stars and planets in their orbits.
The Laxmi Narayan Temple is commonly known as the Birla Temple and is located beneath the Moti Dungri Fort. You must visit this temple during ‘Janmashtami’, the birth ceremony of Lord Krishna as the festival is celebrated on a grand scale. There is a magnificent museum which exhibits the ancestral possessions of the Birla family. For shopaholics there is a shopping complex where numerous items are available.
Option: Bollywood movie at Raj Mandir
Rajmandir was the dream of Shri Mehtab chandra Golcha who wanted a cinema hall that will cross the boundary of traditional cinema and will showcase more than just movie. He wanted a cinema hall that could hold his audience for his style and elegance. A cinema that will make his audience feel like that they are the royal guest of a palace and are invited for a complete entertainment. Rajmandir was his idea that has proud India and over the years has witnessed many movie premiers, and has become one of the most popular tourist place of Jaipur. Rajmandir is owned by Bhuramal Rajmal Surana , the reputed jewellers of Jaipur since 250 Years.
Today, travel by surface to Agra. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri.
Built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the mid-16th century, Fatehpur Sikri was meant to be a new capital for his empire. It was also the emperor’s homage to Saint Sheikh Salim Chishti, who predicted the birth of the emperor’s much-desired son and heir. Built in almost uniform style, Sikri is a sprawling complex of palaces, mosques, temples, and other structures. It is a stunning amalgamation of the Persian and Indian styles of building. Later continue your drive for Agra.
Later you will visit Agra bazaar (On Own) – This city has a lot to be explored and with this activity, you will be able to visit old shops and enjoy the market area like a local. You can shop for locally crafted goods made up of Stone, Marble, leather goods, collectibles, and many more products. You will also get to interact with the craftsmen and will witness there work closely.
Option: Mohabbat-e-Taj Show
Spend your evening watching the amazing Mohabbat-e-Taj Show depicting the romantic love story of Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. It is a live show in Hindi language and interpretation is available in English, French and German languages through headphones. Over 80 talented artists will perform this love story along with creative dance performances.
Visit to Taj Mahal at sunrise. The Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World that symbolizes the love of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal’s final resting place. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. The white marble building changes its hue with the variations in the daylight. In moonlight, particularly on the full moon night, the marble appears extraordinarily luminescent.
In the afternoon visit The Agra Fort is one of the most important and robustly built strongholds of the Mughals, embellished with number of richly decorated buildings encompassing the imposing Mughal style of art and architecture.Also visit a marble-inlay workshop to see the intricate work and unique skill which goes into each finely detailed piece of marble inlay, using a number of beautiful semi-precious stones.
Itmad Ud Daulah’s tomb: Nicknamed as Baby Taj, this was the first Mughal structure built completely from marble. Built between 1622 and 1628, this is the tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg, chief minister of Emperor Jehangir and father of Nur Jahan.
Today, transfer to Railway station to board train for Jhansi. Upon arrival you will meet our representative and transfer to Orchha & check in at Hotel
In the afternoon you will visit Orchha: The Bundela chief Raja Rudra Pratap (1501-31) chose an easily defended and beautiful site for his capital. Set on the island on a bend in the Betwa River, it is elevated above the surrounding wooded countryside.. Orchha contains three palaces The Jehangir Mahal :The most admired palace of Orchha's,.It was built as a present to welcome Mughal emperor Jehangir when he paid a state visit in the 17th century. The Sheesh Mahal:Sheesh Mahal ("Palace of Mirrors") was built during the early 18th century, long after Orchha's demise, originally intended as an exclusive country retreat for the local Raja, Udait Singh.. Phool Bagh: The walled Phool Bagh or Flower Gardens is a cool summer spot. A sight you must not miss. Also visit Ram Raja Temple & Chaturbhuj Temple.
After early breakfast, drive to Khajuraho, on arrival check in at Hotel
In the afternoon you will visit Khajuraho, which is also known as Temple City of Central India, is renowned worldwide for the erotic carvings on its stones. The temples, built in the Chandela dynasty, are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. visit of the Khajuraho temples - Eastern and Western Group of Temples. The main temples are in the Western group, which features the magnificent Kandariya Mahadev Temple. It is the most beautiful and largest temple in Khajuraho. The tower of the temple is about 100 ft. high. The western group of temples is well known for their amazing elegance and wonderful framework. The Eastern Group contains a number of exquisitely sculptured Jain temples. Parsvanath is the longest of Jain temples in the eastern group. The sculptures in this temple are non-erotic.
Morning take Heritage & Cultural Walk of Khajuraho - Experience authentic Khajuraho on this amazing walking tour of the old town with our fun and entertaining storytellers. This walking tour will give you a great induction of the city, its history, its vibrant culture, and its people with lots of wonderful stories about the city, fun facts and must do things in the city.
Later you will be transferred to Khajuraho Airport to board flight for Varanasi. Upon arrival meet and transfer to hotel.
Afternoon explore the city walking and enjoy a rickshaw ride. Evening witness the religious ceremony on the Hindu holiest river – The Ganges.
Early morning experience Boat Ride on River Ganga. Check out of hotel by noon and day free to explore.
Morning visit the religious Hindu temple - Bharat Mata temple, Durga temple and the Tulsi Manas Temple. Later visit the Benares Hindu University.
Afternoon proceed for an excursion to Sarnath, one of the top four Buddhist pilgrimage destinations in the world where the Buddha gave his first sermon. Buddhists look upon India as the land of Buddha which makes Sarnath a popular tourist attraction. The Emperor Ashoka, who spread the Buddha’s message of love and compassion throughout his vast empire, visited Sarnath around 234BC, and erected a stupa here. Several Buddhist structures were raised at Sarnath between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD. Visit the Archaeological museum (Closed on Friday’s), Asoka Pillar and the Chinese Buddhist Temple.
Optional: A Sunset Stroll Along The Ghats
Strolling along the Ghats at sunset hours is an unrivalled experience. Exploring the Ghats is one of the best things to do in Varanasi. The city has almost a hundred Ghats, the steps of each leading to waters of River Ganges. These are bathing Ghats, praying Ghats and cremation sites for Hindus from all over the world.
Today , transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. Upon arrival you will meet our representative and transfer to Hotel.
Afternoon you will visit Lotus Temple is an architectural delight. The whole complex from top to bottom is made of pure marble. The universal symbol of peace, a lotus flower, gives the temple not only its name but shape as well. Photography is restricted in the inner sanctum and there is a strict code of silence to be maintained at all times.
Brakfast at hotel
Later in time transfer to airport to board flight back home
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE IN YOUR TOUR COST
- Accommodation for total 11 nights sharing twin/Double room on Bed & Breakfast basis.
- Transfers, sightseeing and excursions as per the program by air-conditioned Vehicle
- English speaking local guide for sightseeing as per program
- Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur.
- Cycle rickshaw ride in the local bazaar in Delhi, Varanasi & Jaipur
- Walking tour in Varanasi and Khajuraho
- Train journey from Agraa to Jhansi by Tourist Class on Shatabdi Train
- All entrance fees to the monuments as mentioned in the program.
- .Evening witness the religious ceremony on the Hindu holiest river – The Ganges in Varanasi
- Our representative for assistance on arrival and departure at airport.
- All presently applicable taxes including the GST charges levied recently by the Government.
- Two bottles of mineral water each day during sightseeing.
TOUR COST WILL NOT INCLUDE FOLLOWING EXPENSES
- International / Domestic Airfare
- Any new admission fees / taxes / fuel surcharges/ Visa fees
- Meals not mentioned
- All personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, trip cancellation and personal insurance, gratuities, excess baggage fees
- Early check-in/late check-out (except as noted)
- Camera/video fees at monuments
- Communication costs
- Any additional expenses due to unforeseen problems like natural disaster, war or strikes, cancellation or misconnection of flights or last-minute change of timings etc.
- Any other service, which has not been specified as "included".
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