14-Day Northern India and Spiritual Experience
Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
- Admire the white marble Taj Mahal famed as the jewel of India
- Discover the grand Amber Fort with extraordinary carvings on the ceiling
- Visit Mehrangarh Fort and enjoy the magic night scene of the Blue City
- Explore the picturesque Udaipur surrounded by romantic backdrops
- Take in the spiritual Varanasi City and watch the sunrise on Ganges River
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- Day 1
Your private representative will pick you up from India Gandhi International Airport and escort you to your hotel in Delhi. On the way, you will get a brief introduction about your India tour. Check in and have some free time to recover from the jetlag.
- Day 2
After breakfast, your private local guide will take you tour the city landmarks of Delhi including India Gate, President’s House, Parliament House and Government Secretariat Buildings. After that, continue to the Humayun’s Tomb, a particular cultural significance as it is the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. Proceed to visit Qutub Minar, a minaret with a height of 73 meters made of red sandstone. Laxmi Narayan Temple and Lotus Temple are also contained in your today’s trip. The latter is famous in world for its awesome architecture with nine-sided construction.
- Day 3
In the morning, fly to Varanasi City which is one of the most colorful and fascinating places on earth. The afternoon is at leisure for you to soak up the particular atmosphere of this holy city.
In the evening, take in the spiritual evening Ganga Aarti Ceremony which is a devotional prayer to the Ganges River.
- Day 4
It is worth getting up early and take a boat ride to catch the fascinating sunrise over Ganges River that is India's longest river. After that, strolling through Bengali Tola area will give you an insider’s look at the symbiotic life of the riverside people of Varanasi. Later, enjoy acompletely genuine Indian yoga class.
In the afternoon, you will head for Sarnath which is well known for the site of the Deer Park, where Buddha delivered his first sermon to his five disciples. And then pay a visit to Sarnath Museum housing the finest specimens of Buddhist art and other important remains.
Note: Sarnath Museum is closed on Fridays.
- Day 5
This morning is free to you to relax before leaving for your flight to Agra. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day by yourself. A city exploration is a good choice.
- Day 6
Today’s first stop is to visit Taj Mahal, an immense mausoleum of white marble built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife. As one of the finest Mughal forts in India, Agra Fort is enclosed by a double battlemented massive wall of red sandstone. Later, visit a local family and enjoy lunch with Indian style with the host. Try Masala Chai, a spiced and sweetened black tea mixed with milk.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 7
Take a drive about 5 hours west to Jaipur this morning. On the way, pay a visit to Fatehpur Sikri after 1.5 hours’ drive which is a fascinating ghost city built in the 16th century. Continue to drive about 3.5 hours, you will arrive in Jaipur. Hotel check-in and have a good rest.
- Day 8
After breakfast, explore the Amber Fort known for its mixture of Hindu and Muslim style of ornamentation. There, visit the glorious Sheesh Mahal known as Palace of Mirrors. Make a stop at the pink Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) for a photo opportunity, and then continue to City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar. Applying the Mehandi or Henna Painting on your hands and learning how to dress an Indian Saree of different colors and materials are a great experience that really worth trying.
- Day 9
This morning, drive to Pushkar, a holy town in the state of Rajasthan famous for the Pushkar Lake with various Ghats and temples spread all around. Continue to the Brahma Temple close to the lake, which is Pushkar’s most famous temple and it is a rare religious site that is dedicated to the lord of creation.
- Day 10
Today, you will be driven to a historic city of Jodhpur whose origin dates back to 1459 AD. Come to the well maintained Mehrangarh Fort located at a height of 400 feet above the city of Jodhpur. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. Head for Jaswant Thada afterwards to appreciate its carved gazebos, a tiered garden and a small lake.
Optional: We suggest you take Flying Fox as an extra activity at your expense, which you will enjoy the amazing views of the Fort by the zip line tour.
- Day 11
Take part in a jeep safari in the rural Bishnoi Village where it will show you a glimpse of rich cultural life around northern states of India.And then follow the winding narrow alleys to Clock Tower also known as Ghanta Ghar, where you can explore small shops selling a wide variety of stuff containing textiles, shoes, spices, sweets, silver artifacts and even vegetables.
- Day 12
Visit Ranakpur after about 2 hours’ drive. Ranakpur is a small quaint village located between Jodhpur and Udaipur and is noted for large population of monkeys that live in and around the place. As one of the five most important pilgrimage places of Jainism, Ranakpur is also famous for its exquisite white marble Jain temples for Jains to worship. After that, continue 4 hours’ drive to Udaipur.
- Day 13
Today, you will visit JagdishTemple, a three-storey temple which is a wonder of architecture that comprises beautifully carved pillars, decorated ceilings, painted walls and lush halls. Proceed to the City Palace and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola which is an artificial fresh water lake created in 1362 AD. After that, head to the Garden of the Maids of Honour and Folk Art Museum. Lastly, end your trip with a visit to Sajjan Garh Palace also known as Monsoon Palace. If the weather allows, watching the sunset will be a wonderful experience.
- Day 14
This morning is free for you to enjoy something leisure. And then transfer to the airport to fly to your next destination.
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- Pushkar Lake
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