CULTURAL INDIA TOUR

Indus Explorers brings to you an interesting north India tour which showcases the rich cultural heritage of India. The prehistoric cultures have evolved but are still very much present and considered as the main attraction for the Tourism in India. It is also said that the art and culture defines the dignity and depth of this country and hence most of the India tourism packages are designed around these.

A North India tour starting from Delhi and then taking you to Varanasi- known as spiritual capital of India, Khajuraho- known for its erotic temples, Agra- the land of Taj mahal and then to some popular destinations of princely state Rajasthan known for its magnificent forts and palaces.

 

A fine mix of history and culture, this tour gives you an insight to the cultural diversity which cannot be missed on a trip to India.

 

Day 01 Arrive Delhi

 

On arrival at Delhi airport or railway station, our representative will meet you to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure.

 

Overnight at hotel

 

 

Day 02 City Tour of Delhi

 

After breakfast you will be taken for Old Delhi & New Delhi tour that will include including Humayuns tomb- the first garden tomb in India, Qutub Minar- the tallest brick tower in the world, Jama Mosque- the largest mosque in India, Red fort- a prominent structure of Mughal era and Rickshaw ride through the long and narrow alleys of Old Delhi. You will also get to see India gate- A war memorial and later you will drive past through President house and parliament buildings

 

Overnight at hotel

 

 

Day 03 Fly to Varanasi, Evening Ganges Aarti

 

After breakfast today, you will be assisted for your flight to Varanasi.

 

On arrival you will be received and transferred to your hotel. Varanasi, situated on the banks of river is one of the most sacred places for Hindus. Apart from its spiritual importance, it is the only city in the world which is known by three names. No doubt, the place is the highlights of north India tour packages

 

This evening, you will be taken on to the banks of River Ganges, where you will see the famous evening aarti/ prayer ceremony, which is a divine experience in itself.

 

Overnight at hotel

 

 

Day 04 Morning boat ride and city tour, Afternoon fly to Khajuraho

 

Early morning, you will be taken for a boat ride on Ganges which is a good way to see the local performing their morning prayers for the mighty Ganges. Following the boat ride, you will take a walking tour of the by lanes of the old part of Varanasi, which will take you through, Kashi Vishwanath temple-Dedicated to lord Shiva, Bharat Mata Mandir- the only temple dedicated to Mother India, and the Banaras Hindu University-the largest residential university in Asia.

 

Later in the morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Khajuraho. On arrival you will be received and transferred to your hotel.

 

Overnight at hotel

 

 

Day 05 Tour of Khajuraho, Later Drive to Jhansi station for train to Agra

 

You will be taken on a tour of 9th to 12th century temples of Khajuraho known as the architectural marvels of times of Chandela dynasty and a fine example of Cultural heritage of India. Explore these Western Group of temples and enjoy the sunset there.

 

Later you will be transferred to Jhansi railway station for your train to Agra.

 

On arrival you will be received and transferred to the hotel

 

Overnight at hotel

 

 

Day 06 City tour of Agra

 

At sunrise, you will visit the Taj Mahal – a Marble tomb created by a king for her wife as a symbol of immortal love. It is said that the beauty of this tomb gets increased, when the early sun rays hits its white marble.

 

You will also visit Red fort, a prominent structure of Mughal era and Itmad-ud-daula also known as Baby Taj.

 

Overnight at hotel

 

 

Day 07 Drive to Jaipur, via Fatehpur Sikri (240 kms, 5 hrs)

 

After breakfast you will driven to the pink city of Jaipur which is considerd as the highlights of the north India tour packages. En-route you will visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar.

 

On arrival check into your hotel.

 

Overnight at hotel

 

 

Day 08 City tour of Jaipur

 

After breakfast, you will be taken for Jaipur sightseeing which includes Amber Fort- one of the finest example of Rajput architecture. Hawa Mahal (palace of winds)- through which the queens of the court once viewed streets of the city, City Palace- which houses collections of rare manuscripts, armory, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings and Jantar Mantar- an Astronomical Observatory built in 1726.

 

Overnight at hotel

 

 

Day 09 Drive to Jodhpur (310 kms, 6 hrs)

 

After breakfast you will be driven to Jodhpur also known as the blue city. On arrival you will check in to your hotel.

 

Rest of the day is at leisure.

 

Overnight at hotel

 

 

Day 10 City tour of Jodhpur

 

After breakfast you will be taken for the city tour of Jodhpur which will include visit to Mehrangarh fort- standing on a hill this majestic fort is a gem of the Rajput architecture, Jaswant thada- a marble built cenotaphs of once Maharaja of Jodhpur, Jaswant Singh, Clock tower and the colorful markets.

 

Later you will be taken for the cooking demonstration by an Indian family.

 

Overnight at hotel

 

 

Day 11 Drive to Udaipur (260 kms, 5 hrs)

 

After breakfast you will be driven to Udaipur, en-route visit to Ranakpur temples- one of the 5 major pilgrimage sights for Jain community in India and Kumbhalgarh fort- known for its great history and architecture.

 

On arrival check in to your hotel

 

Overnight at hotel

 

 

Day 12 City Tour of Udaipur

 

Breakfast at hotel, later you will be taken for the City tour which will include City palace-garden of maidens- A garden with beautiful pools , colorful fountains and exotic flowers exclusively for the royal ladies during the Rajput era, Jagdish temple- dedicated to lord Vishnu and Bhartiya lok kala Museum- boast an impressive collection Indian folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings.

 

In the evening you will be taken for the boat ride on the beautiful and calm lake Pichola- a manmade lake to fulfill the water requirements during Rajpur era.

 

Overnight at hotel

 

 

Day 13 Fly to Delhi

 

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to board flight to Delhi. On arrival you will be received and transferred to your hotel.

 

Rest of the day is at leisure, you can do last minute shopping and buy some souvenirs for your loved ones, who are waiting for your return from your trip to India.

 

Overnight at hotel

 

 

Day 14 Fly out

 

Trip to India ends here. You will be transferred to Airport for your flight to onward destination.

 

 

***END OF TOUR***

 

Validity: 1st April- 30th Sep 2017

 

With Standard Hotels:

Tour Prices Foreign Nationals Indian Nationals
On Twin Sharing USD 690 per person INR 33500 per person
Single Room Supplement USD 295 per person INR 16880 per person

 

 

With Deluxe Hotels:

Tour Prices Foreign Nationals Indian Nationals
On Twin Sharing USD 980 per person INR 45780 per person
Single Room Supplement USD 485 per person INR 28365 per person

 

 

Inclusions

  • Room with breakfast
  • Ac Vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Local English speaking guide for the sightseeing
  • Monument Entrances as per the sightseeing
  • Train Tickets in Aircondition class from Jhansi to Agra
  • Morning Boat ride in Varanasi
  • Shared boat ride on lake pichola
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    Exclusions:

  • International/Domestic flights & Visa
  • Airport tax or Insurance cover
  • Items of personal nature
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned above as ‘INCLUDED’
  • Any increase in Government taxes
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    Operational Restrictions:

  • Delhi: Red fort remains closed on Monday
  • Agra: Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays
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