India is enriched country with diverse landscapes and topography. Varied climate, culture, tradition and lifestyle influence visitors in India to explore the country in different angles. A Classic Indian Heritage Tour is a fascinating journey that allows one to explore the rich cultural and historical heritage of India. From ancient temples and palaces to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and traditional arts and crafts, India offers a treasure trove of experiences. On this classic tour, you will embark on mix of modern and traditional places of India.
Heritage tour implies to visit ancient monuments, landmarks, significant sites, and destinations that hold historical or cultural importance. The tour includes interactions with local communities, attending traditional performances or festivals, learning about local customs and traditions, and immersing oneself in the rich heritage of the destination. It is a best way to deepen one’s understanding of a region’s history, architectural splendours, artistic treasures and natural landscapes. It fosters a sense of connection with the local community and its traditions. India has many spiritual places with mythological importance and interesting tales. Let us explore the tour of India in a classic mode.
Start your tour in the capital city of Delhi, which is steeped in history. Visit the magnificent Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore its impressive architecture. Explore Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India. Take a rickshaw ride through the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk, a vibrant market with a history dating back to the Mughal era. In late afternoon, depart from Delhi to Jaipur, check in hotel and stay overnight.
Enjoy the full day sightseeing tour in Jaipur.
Post breakfast, drive to Agra with enroute stop at Fatehpur Sikri. It is one of the ancient places with historical importance. Afterwards drive further to Agra and enjoy the sunset view of Taj Mahal and enjoy cultural programs. Stay overnight followed by dinner.
Go for sunrise tour of Taj Mahal for a unique experience. It is home to the iconic Taj Mahal. Marvel at the beauty of this white marble mausoleum, built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a symbol of love for his wife. Explore the Agra Fort, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, which served as the main residence of the Mughal emperors. Visit Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb, often called the "Baby Taj," known for its intricate marble inlay work. Visit marble markets and do some shopping.
Head to a spiritual trip of Mathura and Vrindavan where you will witness the temples of Lord Krishna and Radha. Where in Mathura, you will visit Shree Krishna janmbhoomi Temple, visit Iskcon Temple, Prem Mandir in Night. Drive back to Agra for an overnight stay.
Head to railway station and catch a train for Gwalior. Upon arrival, check in hotel. After some rest, Start your exploration with a visit to the magnificent Gwalior Fort, known for its impressive architecture and panoramic views of the city. Explore the various palaces and temples within the fort, including the iconic Man Singh Palace and the Sas-Bahu Temples. In the evening, witness the light and sound show at the fort, which narrates the history of the region.
Check into your hotel and visit the Orchha Fort complex, which includes impressive palaces, temples, and cenotaphs. Explore the Jahangir Mahal, a beautiful palace built for Emperor Jahangir, and the Raj Mahal, known for its exquisite frescoes and murals depicting mythological stories. Visit the Chaturbhuj Temple, an architectural marvel dedicated to Lord Rama, known for its towering spires and intricate carvings. Explore the Laxmi Narayan Temple and the Chhatris, elevated memorial platforms dedicated to the Bundela rulers.
Drive to Khajuraho- the medieval city-famous for its exquisite temples adorned with intricate sculptures. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Khajuraho Group of Monuments, known for their stunning erotic sculptures depicting various aspects of human life and spirituality. Visit the Western Group of Temples, including the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple and the Lakshmana Temple. Stay overnight in hotel.
Fly to Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities in the world and a sacred place for Hindus. Experience the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the River Ganges during sunset. Take a boat ride along the river to witness the ghats (steps leading to the river) and the rituals being performed. Visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and explore the narrow lanes of the old city, filled with temples and bustling markets.
On 2nd day tour of Varanasi, have a early morning boat ride across the banks of Ganges. After spicy street food of Varanasi, drive further to Sarnath. One of the famous Buddhist pilgrim sites in India where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon after enlightenment. Enjoy the Ganga Aarti ceremony once again of you wish and stay overnight in hotel.
Post breakfast, fly back to your onward destination. Here the tour concludes with wonderful memories.
|Hotel accommodation on twin sharing with buffet breakfast.|
|Aircon car with English speaking driver throughout the tour for all transfers, sightseeing, intercity travel.|
|Car services are inclusive of all services; right from pick up from the airport till departure.|
|Driver allowance (food & Stay)|
|All toll taxes, entry permit and parking charges.|
|English Speaking guide at the time of sightseeing.|
|Any international/domestic air/train fare.|
|Monuments/sightseeing entry charges.|
|Government Service Tax (GST) 5% on the tour package.|
|Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, tips, phone calls, insurance, portage, soft/hard drinks, meals unless not specified etc.|
|Anything which is not mentioned in the 'Inclusions' shall not be the part of this package.|