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Complete Indian Heritage and Cultural Tour (18 NIGHTS / 19 DAYS)
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18 nights & 19 days

If someone looking and want to explore astonishing varieties of Heritage and Culture you will find here in India. The monumental structures that witnessed each and every episode occurred during that time tells us the story of the bygone era. World Hertiage sites include exquisite forts and monuments, temple complexes and historic excavated sites of India. If on one hand the Taj Mahal spells the heartwarming love story of undying love, then Qutub Minar gives a glimpses inside the Mughal architectural grandeur; the Khajuraho temples are celebration of the myriad colours of life then Konark is a landmark as far as Orissan temple architecture is concerned. All in all these world heritage sites are protected and preserved heritage sites of the India's living past and a visual delight for the tourist from Indian and around the world.

Day 01: New Delhi

Upon arrival at New Delhi airport/Railway station one will be welcome by our representative. Transfer to the hotel. Later after wash n change you will be proceeding for sightseeing of Akshardham Temple. The complex displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture and World’s largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple. Also do not miss the evening cultural boat ride where you sail through the 10000 years of India’s glorious heritage. Later return to the hotel and overnight at hotel.

 

Day 02: New Delhi-Jaipur (260 kms)

After breakfast drive to Jaipur upon arrival hotel check in. Later in the evening you will be transferred to Chokhidhani-An Ethnic Village resort to witness the many cultural traditional program along with Rajasthani traditional dinner. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

 

Day 03: Jaipur

After breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing your sightseeing begins with Amer Fort/Amber Fort which is located 12 kms outside Jaipur. The best of Rajput architecture and was the ancient capital of Kaisshawah rulers. Enjoy the elephant ride on brightly caparisoned elephant. Visit the multiple chambers and hallways of the palace which are famous for their design and decorations. In the afternoon, proceed for a city tour visiting the unique stone observatory Jantar Mantar built between 1727 to 1734, the opulent City Palace with its musuems, and driving past the Hawa Mahal. Overnight in Jaipur.

 

Day 04: Jaipur--Agra (245 kms)-En route covering Fatehpur Sikri

Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for Agra en route you will explore the most beautiful UNESCO Heritage site of Fatehpur Sikri. Well preserved was the city envisaged by Mughal Emperor Akbar which was later abandoned due to shortage of water see the many palaces of Queen, the Meeting Hall, Open air Theater and massive gate called Buland Darwaza. Continue your drive and reach Agra the city of Taj Mahal-one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Check in and overnight at Hotel.

 

Day 05: Agra-Varanasi (By Overnight Train)

After breakfast you will proceed for sightseeing of Taj Mahal- the epitome of love built by Mughal Emperor Shan Jahan in the memory of his third wife Mumtab Begum which is one of the most admired masterpiece ever built on this planet. Later continue your sightseeing and explore the Agra Fort a walled city thought to be renovated and given the present day appearance by Mughals it was a brick fort known as Badal Garh held by Raja Badal Singh a Hindu King in about c 1475 later was renovated and built by many kings like Ibrahim Lodi, Babur, Sher Shan Suri, The Hindu King Hem Chandra Vikramaditya and later seized by Mughals. Later in the evening you will be transferred to the railway station to board the overnight train to Varanasi or Mughal Sarai. Overnight train.

 

 

Day 06: Varanasi

Upon arrival you will be meet and greet at the railways station and transferred to Varanasi Hotel. After freshen up proceed for sightseeing of Varanasi know to be one the most ancient cities on this planet located at the bank of River Ganges is the town of mysterious sadhus and believers. Explore the temples, The Ghats and Banaras Hindu University. Later in the evening you will be taken to Dasaswamedh Ghat for evening live Ganag Aarti where a group of Hindu priest daily performs the prayers to Agni (Fire God) and Shiva, River Ganges, Surya and Agni. Overnight at Hotel.

 

Day 07: Varanasi-Satna (Train leaving at around 15:00 hrs)-Khajuraho (116 kms)

Get up in the early morning and proceed for early sunrise tour of Ganges by boat and witness the many rituals being performed enables you to witness the life of people that has been carried on for thousands of years. Watch the Hindus from all over India come and take this holy dip in the Ganges, offer prayers to the Gods. All this is from the boat that moves slowly from one Ghat to the other. Later return to the hotel breakfast check out and will be transferred to Mughalsarai Rly station to board the afternoon train to Satna Jn after visiting Sarnath- a place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples here. One of the main attraction is Dhamek Stupa and Museums. Transfer to the railway station. Board the train arrival Satna in the late afternoon. Upon arrival meet and greet at the airport and transfer to Khajuraho which is 116kms. Upon arrival hotel check in and overnight at hotel.

 

Day 08: Khajuraho-Jalgaon (Overnight Train Departure in the evening)

After breakfast and sightseeing of eastern and western group of Temples. Transfer to the Satna Railway station to board the overnight train to Jalgaon the nearest railway station suitable for Train journey from Khajuraho. Overnight train.

 

Day 09: Jalgaon-Aurangabad (157 kms) En Route Ajanta Caves

Upon arrival meet and greet at the railway station and transfer to the hotel at Aurangabad. En route covering the sightseeing of Ajanta Caves. Upon arrival at Aurangabad caves world’s greatest monuments sites recognized by UNESCO-There are 30 caves in Ajanta of which 9, 10, 19, 26 and 29 are chaitya-grihas and the rest are monasteries. These caves were discovered in AD 1819 and were built up in the earlier 2nd century BC-AD. Most of the paintings in Ajanta are right from 2nd century BC-AD and some of them about the fifth century AD and continued for the next two centuries. All paintings shows heavy religious influence and centre around Buddha, Bodhisattvas, and incidents from the life of Buddha and the Jatakas. The paintings are executed on a ground of mud-plaster in the tempera technique. Check in Aurangabad Gates. Proceed for Aurangabad upon arrival hotel check in. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 10: Aurangabad

Half day local sightseeing along with excursion tour of Ellora caves-Ellora Caves-

The caves at Ellora were carved out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills between the 6th and 10th centuries. These Caves were built at time when Buddhism was declining in India and Hinduism was beginning to reassert itself. The Brahmanical movement was especially powerful under the patronage of the Chalukya and Rashtrakuta kings, who oversaw most of the work at Ellora - including the magnificent Kailasa Temple built in the 700s. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 11: Aurangabad-Mumbai (Flight departure at 06:50 hrs)-Bengaluru (Evening Flight)

After breakfast transfer to the airport for flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival proceed for Elephanta Caves sightseeing part of which to be covered by Boat as Elephanta Caves Island is located offshore some 11 kms north east of Apollo Bunder. After visiting the caves you will be transferred to Mumbai Airport for Begaluru. Upon arrival at Bangalore airport transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

 

Day 12: Bangalore-Mysore (145 kms)

After breakfast drive to Mysore en route covering Sri Rangapatna Temple, Tippu Palace. Upon arrival check in and sightseeing of Mysore palace and Brindawan Garden. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 13: Mysore-Halebid –Belur -Hassan (170 kms)

After an early breakfast check out and drive to Hassan en route picturesque landscape. Halebid known as the ancient capital of Hoysala Empire sightseeing of Hoysalesvara Temple of 12th cen where we see half life size Hindu deities with very minute details all over. Theafter proceed to Belur and sightseeing of group of Chennakaseva Temples which is known for its masterpiece ARCHITECTURE and sculpture. Upon arrival hotel check in. Overnight at Hassan.

 

Day 14: Hassan-Sravanabelgola-Hospet (280 kms)

After breakfast leave for Sravanabelgola the huge single rock Statue of Lord Mahavira can be seen from a distance of 25 kms which is bathed with milk sandalwood, saffron, once every 12 years. Continue your drive to reach Hospet. Overnight at Hospet.  

 

Day 15: Hospet-Hampi-Badami-Hospet ( 200 kms)

After breakfast leave for Hampi and Badami excursion tour. In Hampi the once capital of Vijaynagar Empire was great than Rome some of the attractions of these places are Hampi ruins some of them are Hazara Rama Temples, Huge Ganesha & Narshimha images, The elephant stables, the queen bath and carving . Overnight at Hospet.

 

Day 16: Hospet-Pattadakal-Aihole-Badami (190 kms)

After breakfast drive to Badami en route covering the sightseeing of Pattadakal a world heritage center having 10 temples representing ancient Chaluyan architecture and in Aihole you can see the Hindu temple architecture it its embryonic stage. Continue your drive to reach Badami. Overnight Badami.

 

Day 17: Badami

After breakfast proceed for day sightseeing tour of Badami Cave the rock cut temples, Gateway, Forts, Incriptions and sculptures people say one has to see to believe these. The caves belongs to the vedic age and only Jain temple in Badami. The first cave temple of Shiva’s door keepers and here he is eighteen armed Nataraj Striking dance poses. The third cave is most ornamental is cave temple dedicated to Vishnu. Here you can see some of the splendid carvings of the Hindu Pantheon Narasimha the half man and half Lion Avataar of Vishnu, Hari Hara the composite God who is half Shiva and half Vishnu. Overnight at Badami.

 

Day 18: Badami-Goa (190 kms)

After breakfast drive to Goa. Upon arrival Hotel check in. Relax and overnight at hotel.

 

Day 19: Goa

Extension nights available on request

As per request or Budget

IMPORTANT TRIP ADVISORY:

Travel Tips:

 

·         Get firsthand knowledge about the state through a little bit of online research. It will give you an idea about the major tourist attractions as well as the traditions of the state.

·         It would be advisable not to venture out late in the night if you are not accompanied by a local resident or a professional guide.

·         Do not carry excessive cash while touring the city. It would be better to carry a credit card or an ATM card if you want to shop in the state.

·         Women should avoid wearing revealing clothes as Rajasthan is a traditional region. In general, both men and women should wear light pastel shades.

·         Avoid consuming any eatables given by strangers.

·         Do not forget to carry sun blocks lotions, hats/caps, and goggles as it can get extremely hot in Rajasthan.

·         Consume plenty of food solid food and fruit items as it is important to stay hydrated during hot summer months.

·         Beware of frauds and conmen posing as guides.

·         Footwear is not allowed inside the temples. Make sure to leave them outside but only at places where separate arrangements are made for their safekeeping.

·         Do not stay outside too long after dark, especially if you’re a woman traveling alone.

Health Tips for Travelers

·         People who are likely to get heat stroke quickly should be cautious as Rajasthan is a hot and dry region. Hence, it is advisable to use hats or head scarves to make one’s trip free from headaches.

·         Do not eat out at road side joints if you are not sure about the hygiene factor.

·         Do not drink normal tap water. Always consume boiled or mineral water and keep on constantly drinking liquids to avoid dehydration.

·         Avoid having non-vegetarian food from small restaurants as one is not sure about the quality of mutton, chicken, or any other meat served here.

·         Most importantly, always keep a first-aid box handy when you are on the move.

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