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Cultural Heritage of India

Experience the spiritual, cultural, and sensual facets of India on a journey starting in Delhi that traverses deserts, stops at the Taj Mahal & the mysterious temples of Khajuraho, and much more.

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Duration

16 Days

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Destinations
Delhi | Jaisalmer | Jodhpur | Udaipur | Pushkar | Jaipur | Agra | Orchha | Khajuraho | Varanasi

Journey Highlights

Detailed Journey

Day 1

Arrive Delhi

Our representative will pick you up at the Delhi Airport and take you to your hotel. On the way he’ll brief you about your tour, explains some cultural and social etiquettes, and answers questions that you might have.

Day 2

Delhi

A guided tour of Old and New Delhi. We’ll visit Jama Masjid and take a rickshaw tour through the bustling alleys of Chandni Chowk. Afterwards we’ll go to Humayun’s tomb, a UNESCO Site.

Day 3

Delhi - Jaisalmer

After witnessing soaking in the exotic smells, sounds and sights of Delhi, catch a flight to Jodhpur and then drive to Jaisalmer, a mystical desert town in Rajasthan. Upon arriving we’ll day end the day with a leisurely stroll through the market.

Day 4

Jaisalmer

Start your day with a guided tour of Jaisalmer Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), then explore the narrow, mysterious alleyways surrounding it after. Later we’ll visit BadaBagh, Patwon Ki Haveli, and the Jain Temple (another UNESCO Site). Then we’ll spend the evening basking in the serenity of Gadsisar lake.

Day 5

Jaisalmer-Jodhpur

Leave Jaisalmer and head to Jodhpur ,one of Rajasthan’s most stunning cities. It’s renown for its towering fort, its palace museum, and the many scenic views from atop its ancient monuments. We’ll end the day with a traditional Bhopi and Bhopa folk music performance.

Day 6

Jodhpur - Udaipur

Today we’ll drive through the scenic Aravalli Hills to Udaipur. En-route we’ll visit Ranakpur, a village renown for its intricately carved Jain temples. Upon arriving in Udaipur, we’ll take a boat ride on Lake Pichola, an artificial fresh water lake.

Day 7

Udaipur

Known for its huge bodies of water, Udaipur is often called the city of lakes. We’ll start the day with a tour of the majestic City Palace on the banks of Lake Pichola. Then we’ll visit the beautiful Sahelyonki Bari gardens and the Jagdish Temple.

Day 8

Udaipur - Pushkar

The road from Udaipur to Pushkar is a very scenic journey. Upon arrival we’ll visit the famous temple of Lord Brahma. Pushkar is also famous for its annual cattle fair and its picturesque lake, and if time permits and you come at the right time of the year, we’ll visit both.

Day 9

Pushkar - Jaipur

Leave for the pink city of Jaipur. The capital of the state of Rajasthan it has a tumultuous past and is known for its many impressive monuments, such as its forts, palaces, observatories, and cenotaphs. An evening walk through the old bazaar highlights the city’s talented cooks and skilled jewellers.

Day 10

Jaipur

Today we’ll go on a guided tour of Jaipur, which starts in the magnificent Amber Fort, where you can ride an elephant through this historic monument. Later on discover the bygone charm of the City Palace and gaze upon the stars in the Astronomical Observatory.

Day 11

Jaipur - Agra

Leave by road for Agra. On the way visit Fatepur Sikri (a UNESCO Heritage site), a city destined to be the capital and planned on a grand scale, but abandoned shortly afterwards due to a lack of water. End the day with a romantic sunset view of the Taj Mahal from across the Yamuna River at Mehtab Bagh.

Day 12

Agra - Orchha

Bask in the glory of the Taj Mahal at sunrise and then listen to the epic tales of the Mughals at the Red Fort. Then we’ll take a train to Orchha, a beautiful royal estate, where unique opportunity to participate in the evening Aarti at Raja Ram Temple.

Day 13

Orchha - Khajuraho

Spending the morning in Orchha is one of the most breathtaking experiences of the trip. We’ll start with a guided tour of the striking Orchha Fort complex, followed by a walk in the nearby village. Then it’s time to drive to the mysterious Khajuraho (a UNESCO Site) and explore its extravagant ancient sculptures.

Day 14

Khajuraho - Varanasi

From Khajuraho we’ll fly to Varanasi. Enjoy a leisurely boat ride in the evening in the holy Ganges River. Afterwards listen to thousand year old Vedic chants at the Ganga Aarti to honour the Goddess River. The divine incantations have enchanted countless souls over the centuries.

Day 15

Varanasi

Early morning is one of the best times to observe life along the river. Cruise down the Ganges and observe India’s diverse range of spiritual practices. After we’ll wander through the labyrinthine alleys of the old city, indulging in the scents, sounds and tastes of one of the country’s most colorful cities. In the afternoon we’ll visit the deer park of Sarnath, where Buddha preached his first sermon. 

Day 16

Varanasi - Delhi

The bittersweet day you’ll leave India. From Varanasi we’ll take a flight to Delhi, where you’ll catch your flight home. With the soulful music of the country still reverberating in your heart, you’ll reminisce on the wondrous mysteries you unravelled over the past two weeks.

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