Essence of India
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About this activity
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- Duration:11 Day(s)
- India Sightseeing Tours
- City & Museum Tours
- Culture & Walking Tours
- Nature & Sightseeing Tours
- Temple Tours
- Unique Adventure Tours
- Travel StylePremium
- Guiding Type: Partially Guided
- Guide Language
- Tour Vibe Laid Back
- Recommended For
- For Art Lovers
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Destination Country: Asia, India,
- Age Range - (Years Old)
The Essence of India is a perfect choice for these travellers who would like to see the most significant places for Indian culture as well as admire the beauty of architecture and find out something more about Indian traditions and customs. The tour includes sightseeing of the cities and towns like the capital of India – Delhi, Agra – the place of Taj Mahal, “pink” city of Rajasthan Jaipur and many other interesting places such as typical Hindu town Orcchha and the town of Kamasutra temples Khajuraho. One of the most important places for Hinduism in India which you are going to see on this tour is a city situated on Ganges river Varanasi, which is perceived as the oldest and the most stunning city in the world. The tour is full of attractions and emotional moments which stay long in your memory and bring you closer to the spirituality of India. Tour highlights:
wedding market where you will be able to see a visual kaleidoscope of colours. Next stop will be Jama Masjid (the biggest 400-year-old mosque in India). The Rickshaw will take you to the aromatic and really exotic spice market Khari Baoli and stop to take a picture of the Red Fort. Later on, visit the cremation place of Mahatma Gandhi. After that you will be taken for sightseeing of a few important landmarks in New Delhi such as: India Gate and nearby Raj path where are situated The Parliament house and the Secretariat buildings. Next place which is absolutely must is a famous Sikh temple called Gurudwara Bangla Sahib where you can see stunning marble temple complex as well as the kitchen where food is prepared by hundreds of volunteers for the people in need in the name of idea of unity. Even 40 thousand people are fed every single day. At the end you will be taken to New Delhi centre for a walk and maybe shopping to see the contrast between the Old and New part of the city. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast you will be taken for further sightseeing of Delhi. You will see places which are on UNESCO list such as: Qutub Minar which is the world’s tallest brick minaret. Later on, explore Humayun tomb - the structure that inspired years of Mughal architectural innovations including Taj Mahal. Then, visit the Lotus Temple in lotus flower shape, which is open to all, regardless of religion or any other qualification. After that, drive further along the Lodhi Road to reach Lodhi garden, a historical park dotted with many age-old structures like Bara Gumbad, Shisha Gumbad and tombs of Mohammed Shah and Sikandar Lodi. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, travel to the Pink City Jaipur. Check in the hotel. Local sightseeing of Jaipur. Visit Galta Gi - monkey temple beautifully situated among the hills, the place inhabited by different monkey species which reside among temples and hills. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast meet the guide and do local sightseeing of the city. Visit places like Amber fort - a magnificent fort palace situated among hills, the City Palace complex with beautiful displays, Jantar Mantar - Astronomic Observatory, Gaitor tombs - the Royal tombs of the Jaipur Kings, stop for a picture at Jal Mahal - the palace on the water and Hawa Mahal - the most characteristic Wall in Jaipur with 1000 small windows. Shopping at the local market Bapu Bazar. Overnight at the hotel. On your request you can also be taken for sightseeing of another fort in Jaipur which is called Nahargarh which will allow you to enjoy beautiful landscape of Jaipur city.
After breakfast journey to Agra. Agra is a home for one of the seven wonders in the world the symbol of eternal love-The Taj Mahal. The monument was built by the emperor Shahjahan in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is located on the banks of Yamuna and brings a huge tourism to Agra. On the way you will stop in Fathepur Sikri and do sightseeing of the Royal and Sacral part of the city. The driver will also stop at Abhaneri to show you a spectacular step well which is one of the biggest in India. After it, further journey to Agra. where you will meet the guide and do local sightseeing of Agra. First, you will do sightseeing of the monument on UNESCO list - Agra Fort which is one of the most wonderful forts in India. Overnight at the hotel
Visit the symbol of love Taj Mahal with the guide early in the morning. After breakfast drive to a small Hindu town Orchha. Once a princely state, Orchha lies in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh. The town of Orchha was founded in 15th century AD and in today's world it is renowned for its numerous temples, palaces and forts. Highly popular amongst them are the Jehangir Mahal of Orchha (Classic Mughal architecture), Raj Mahal and Laxmi Narayan temple (mural paintings). Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast travel to Khajuraho. Check in the hotel and relax. Enjoy evening dance show which will bring you closer to Indian culture of music or try one of ayurvedic treatments. You can also enjoy evening walk in the centre of Khajuraho. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast visit eastern and western group of temples, Khajuraho is known for its cluster of Hindu and Jain temples. Under this, you would be visiting Laxmi & Varha temples, Kandariya Mahadev temple and Devi Jagdambi temple. Overnight at the hotel.
After early breakfast travel to Varanasi which is the most significant city for Hinduism. Check in the hotel and refresh. In the evening enjoy a boat cruise on Ganga river watching "Arti" - a spectacular ceremony of offering fire to the Gods. Overnight at the hotel.
An early morning boat ride in the sacred Ganga River would be arranged for you. The city of Varanasi is known for its religious ghats. Most spectacular amongst them is the Dashashwamedh ghat, which is located close to the Vishwanath temple After breakfast, leave for Sarnath (6 km away). Sarnath in the northeast of Varanasi is where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. A highly sacred Buddhist religious place, Sarnath lies at the confluence of two rivers-Ganga and Gomati. Popular attractions here are Dhamek Stupa, Sarnath Museum and Chaukhandi Stupa.Post that return back to Varanasi. In Varanasi, you would be visiting Alamgir mosque, Dashashwamedh ghat and Bharat Mata temple. Overnight stay at Varanasi.
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in Varanasi. Flight from Varanasi to Delhi. Pick up from the airport in Delhi and drop off to the hotel or another location in Delhi.
- Varanasi - Delhi flight (15 kg main luggage, 7 kg hand luggage)
- - there are luggage limits, 15 kg - the main luggage, 7 kg - hand luggage
- Excess luggage costs 1kg - 5 USD payable at the airport or we can add on your request.
- Flight time is 1 hour and around 30 minutes, Airlines - Indigo, Spicejest or Vistara
- Drop off time depends on the plane arrival, it is usually between 3 pm or 5 p
- Ac commercial vehicle with an English speaking driver. All the cars have a valid insurance and all India permits.
- The drivers speak English and have a long experience in work with foreign tourists from all over the world.
- All the transfers are provided as well as pick up and drop off in Delhi.
- The cars model depends on the number of travellers:
- Single person – Tata indigo or Suzuki desire Ac car
- 2 – 4 travellers - Tata indigo or Suzuki desire Ac
- 5 – 6 travellers– Innova Ac
- 7 -12 travellers – Minibus Ac
- Extra Services
All the staff members are fully vaccinated
Tour Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation up to day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay % of the tour amount
Tour Date Change Policy