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The incredible India Tour within 15 days is one of the best India tour packages that take us into the depths of one of the oldest civilizations of the world. India, the center of eastern traditions is a spiritually sacred site for Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. This multilingual, multicultural, and multi-religious country has been delights of travelers since the earliest time. From the majestic Himalayas to the tropical forests of Western Ghats, perhaps India is the most diverse and incredible country in the world. Further, India at one hand showcases the adaptation of modern civilization’s achievements through its technology and on the other hand, it still practices the values of the Middle Ages and beyond.
This extensive tour covers the political center of the Indian capital, New Delhi and its cultural, historical, and religiously important sites. The tour encompasses Varanasi, perhaps the cradle of Hindu Civilization to Khajuraho temple, known for exotic and erotic architecture from millennia back. This journey offers the touch of holy Ganges in Varanasi to the exotic temples in Khajuraho and the cultural and geographical wonders of northwestern India passing by the ancient city of Udaipur. Along with the chance of immersion into the colorful life of Orchha and Jaipur, we indulge ourselves into one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal.
|Day 01 Arrival at Delhi, India|
|Day 02 - 03 Full sightseeing within Old and New Delhi|
|Day 04 Flight from Delhi to Varanasi|
|Day 05 Varanasi Sightseeing|
|Day 06 Flight from Varanasi to Khajuraho|
|Day 07 Drive from Khajuraho to Orchha|
|Day 08 Orchha to Agra Sightseeing|
|Day 09 Discover Agra: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Itmad-Ud-Daula|
|Day 10 Drive from Agra to Jaipur|
|Day 11 Explore the major highlights of Jaipur|
|Day 12 Drive from Jaipur to Udaipur|
|Day 13 Udaipur Sightseeing|
|Day 14 Fly back to Delhi|
|Day 15 Farewell Day|
Upon our arrival in Delhi Airport, a representative from Himalayan Glacier will escort us to our hotel. After a few hours of relaxation and refreshment, upon our discretion, we make a short excursion around the traditional bazaars as well as few historic and monumental sites in Delhi. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, we head for a complete excursion of this 5,000 years old eternal city. We visit the historic monuments of Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate, Parliament House, Birla Temple, and Raj Ghat. Along with these sites, we further walk to the majestic Red Fort, the beautiful marvels covered in red sandstone. After strolling around Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India that were built by Emperor Shah Jahan of the Taj Mahal, we will be at Rajghat – a memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. After exploring the Old Delhi monuments, we visit Presidential Palace and the India Gate, a memorable monument built in the honor of Indian soldiers. Finally, we will be at Qutub Minar, one of the tallest towers in the world. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Upon arrival in Varanasi, we take a few hours rest at the hotel and make our short excursion around this holy city. Varanasi is older than history situated on the banks of the river Gange. The city is also the center of learning for Hinduism and pilgrimage. Overnight at hotel in Varanasi.
Today, we visit Sarnath, 9 km from Varanasi. After gaining enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, Buddha came to Sarnath where he gave his first sermon at the Deer Park, thus setting in motion the Wheel of Dhamma. Similarly, Emperor Ashoka (c 304-232 BC) visited Sarnath around 234 BC and erected a stupa here. Ashoka was a great warrior, but later spread Buddha’s message of love and compassion. Then, we return Varanasi to enjoy the evening religious practice of Arati. Our guide will also explain the meaning of the rituals and chants that take place during the Arati. Overnight at Varanasi.
We take our breakfast and fly to Khajuraho. On our arrival at Khajuraho, we check into Hotel. Then we make a tour of the world renowned exotic temples of the Western, Eastern and Southern Khajuraho. Besides the eroticism that the temple is famous for, the Khajuraho Temple also celebrate womanhood and various aspects of the feminine self. The carvings depict women in various chores of their daily life: from writing a letter, applying eye makeup, combing her tresses, dancing and playing with her child.
Khajuraho, A UNESCO World Heritage site showcases colors of libido human emotion! Sensual and erotic carvings test devotees! In the evening, we enjoy the sound and light show at the Western Temple Complex. Overnight at Khajuraho.
After breakfast, we drive to Orchha. The medieval town Orchha was founded by Bundela rulers with palaces and temples during the 16th and 17th century. An interesting feature of the town is that it is attractively flanked by the River Betwa. Orcha, above all, is famous for wonderful complex of well-preserved palaces and temples. At Orcha, we visit at the Raj Mandir, Jahangir Palace, and Ram Raja Temple. We further make a trip to the legendary land of brave warriors – Jhansi. Overnight at Orchha.
After taking the morning breakfast in the hotel, we pay our visit to Taj Mahal, a World Heritage Site. The Taj Mahal is the finest amalgam of love and architecture and one of the greatest wonders of the world. We also visit Agra Fort, a large fortified strategic point of Mughal Empire. Started in 1565, it took eight years to complete its construction. We further visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb, also sometimes referred to as the “draft” of the Taj Mahal. Overnight at Agra Hotel.
After breakfast, we will start a visit to the Taj Mahal with its shimmering marble dome and tower reflecting in the landscaped pools. Inlaid with black marble and semi-precious stones, this architectural marvel, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his favorite wife Mumtaz takes on different colors throughout the day. Discover the world heritage-listed Agra Fort and the tomb of I’timad-Ud-Daula, known as the Baby Taj during a tour of some of Agra’s other architectural wonders. Overnight in Agra.
Also called The ‘eternal Pink city’ enclosed within hills, founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II, is Rajasthan’s capital. Upon arrival at Jaipur, we make an excursion to the 16th century Amber fort where we enjoy elephant ride. The fort was built by Akbar’s Rajput Commander, Raja Man Singh. We further visit and shop in the textile industry. Other attractions of Jaipur are the City Palace of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal or Wind Palace and Jantar Mantar or observatory which was built by Raja Jai Singh. Finally, we will be at Laxmi Narayan Temple. Overnight at Jaipur Hotel.
We will begin the day exploring iconic monuments of Jaipur starting with the visit of magnificent Amber Fort, which is also known as Amer Fort. We take a guided walking tour through the narrow lanes, the Havelis and temples to the City Palace. City Palace is an 18th century Royal residence. We will continue our walk to the adjacent astronomical Observatory of Jaipur, known as Jantar Mantar. The UNESCO World Heritage Site features the world’s largest stone sundial. Then we will discover the magnificent Hawa Mahal( Place of Winds) with its honeycombed sandstone windows where the ladies of the royal household would watch everyday life pass by. Overnight in Jaipur.
Upon our fantastic drive from Jaipur to Udaipur, we will check in hotel at Udaipur and have rest for next day’s sightseeing within Udaipur. The inimitable Lake city! Unlike its desert counterparts, Udaipur is situated in the forested hilly region of the Aravalli Ranges.
Today, we make a full-day sightseeing tour of Udaipur. We pay our visit to the 16th century City Palace. The major attractions inside the Palace are Durbar Hall, Palace Museum, Jagdish Temple, and Crystal Gallery. We may also find it interesting to visit Saheli Ki Bari meaning Friends’ Garden, a small decorated garden, created in honor of Royal Ladies for entertaining purpose. Finally, we make our excursions to Ranakpur’s famous Jain Temple and the Eklingji Temple where we explore the impressive temple ruins at Nagda.
After delicious breakfast, we will plan for an early start of our private tour just before dawn. We will take you to the Ganges river to meet your boat and boatman. Traveling in the east facing direction at sunrise provides magical orange and honey-hued views. As we slowly pass them, we can observe an amazing variety of activities near the stone steps knows as Ghats. There are almost a hundred of them. Overnight in Delhi.
Our incredible India tour concludes today! A representative from Himalayan Glacier will escort us to the airport for our onward journey to home.
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We will be accommodated in 4-star hotels in India such as Japypee Siddharta or Pride Plaza Aerocity or similar in New Delhi, The Madin or similar in Varanasi, Hotel Radisson or similar in Khajuraho, Amar Mahar or similar in Orchha, Hotel Radisson or similar in Agra, The Lalit or similar in Jaipur, and The Lalit Laxmi Vilas or similar in Udaipur. All the accommodations during the tour are on a twin-sharing basis. Single supplement will be served on request with an additional cost of USD 800.
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