Culture of India

14 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi - Lucknow - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Agra - Jaipur - Jodhpur – Udaipur


Overview

Our two week long ‘Culture of India’ journey will give you an insight into the rich cultural and architectural heritage of India.

The destinations covered in this itinerary offer you a heady mix of Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism cultural heritage.

The journey, beginning from Delhi, will take you to lucknow, Varanasi, Khajurhao, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.

Highlights

  • Visit the famous Akshardham Temple in Delhi
  • Enjoy classical dance performance at Kala Kendra in Delhi
  • Guided trip to Rumi Darwaza, Clock Tower, Bada Imambara, Chota Imambara and the Official Residence of British
  • Evening boat cruise on the river Ganges
  • Guided trip to Sarnath- Ashok Pillar, Dhamek Stupa and Archaeological Museum
  • Visit the Khajuraho Group of Monuments
  • Elephant joy ride to Amber Fort
  • Guided tour of Jodhpur- Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Jaswant Thada
  • Guided tour of Udaipur- City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir, Saheliyon Ki Bari and Lake Pichola
  • Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Pichola

Itinerary

Day 1 - Delhi (Arrival)

Upon arrival at the New Delhi airport, meet our tour representative who'll assist you in smooth transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 2 - Delhi (Sightseeing)

Post a sumptuous breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. The famous places you will visit here includes Red Fort, Gandhi Memorial, Humayun's Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, India Gate and Parliament House. After a full day sightseeing tour, return back to the hotel for night stay.

Day 3 - Delhi - Lucknow

In the morning, visit the famous Akshardham Temple, one of the biggest temples in the world with museum, theatre and sprawling lawns. The afternoon is free to explore the local markets of Connaught Place. In the evening, visit Kala Kendra to learn about different classical dance forms. Later, move to the railway station to board the train for Lucknow. Stay overnight on board the train.

Day 4 - Lucknow (Arrival) - Sightseeing in Lucknow

Today, you will arrive in Lucknow-'The City of Nawabs'. Upon arrival, drive to the hotel for check-in. Later, go on a full day sightseeing tour of Lucknow- Rumi Darwaza, Clock Tower, Bada Imambara, Chota Imambara and the Official Residence of British. The evening is free to relax and explore the colorful markets of Lucknow. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 5 - Lucknow - Varanasi (290 km, 7 hours)

Today, you will be visiting Varanasi. With a rich history of 4000 years, Varanasi is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Board the train to Varanasi. Upon arrival, check into the hotel to relax. In the evening, visit the holy banks of the River Ganges for Ganga Aarti. Thereafter, enjoy an exciting boat ride on the river Ganges. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 6 - Varanasi - Sarnath

Start your day with an excursion to Sarnath, one of the sacred destinations for Buddhist pilgrims. This is the place Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. The attractions you will visit here includes Ashok Pillar, Dhamek Stupa and Archaeological Museum. After exploring Sarnath, go out on a sightseeing tour of Varanasi temples such as Bharat Mata Temple, Bharat Kala Bhavan, Tulsi Manas Temple, Kashivishwanath Temple and Benares Hindu University. Stay overnight at the hotel in Varanasi.

Day 7 - Varanasi - Khajuraho

Today, drive to the airport to board flight to Khajuraho. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for night stay. Later, go out to explore the Western and Eastern Group of Temples. These temples are famous for the sensuous carvings on their outer walls. Stay overnight at the hotel in Khajuraho.

Day 8 - Khajuraho - Agra via Jhansi

Today, leave by road for Agra. Upon arrival, drive to Jhansi to board the train to Agra. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for overnight stay in Agra.

Day 9 - Agra - Jaipur

Today, venture out of your hotel for sightseeing tour of Agra covering Taj Mahal (the white marble monument) and the Agra Fort (the erstwhile seat of Mughal emperors). In the evening, take a road journey to Jaipur from Agra. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10 - Jaipur

In the morning, enjoy a guided trip to Amber Fort, located 11 kilometers away from Jaipur.A perfect example of Rajputana architecture, it is perched atop a hill. Later, enjoy jeep/elephant safari to reach the entrance of the fort. Other attractions that you will visit includeCity Palace Complex, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. Stay overnight at the hotel in Jaipur.

Day 11 - Jaipur - Jodhpur (315 km, 5 hours)

Today, hit the road to Jodhpur. On the way, halt in Pushkar, famous for its Brahma Temple and Camel Fair. Upon arrival in Jodhpur, check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 12 - Jodhpur

The 12th day is booked for the sightseeing tour of Jodhpur which include Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Jaswant Thada. The evening is free to explore the local bazaars of Jodhpur. Stay overnight at the hotel in Jodhpur.

Day 13 - Jodhpur - Udaipur (260 km, 6 hours)

Today, head straight to Udaipur, located 260 kilometers from Jodhpur. On the way, stop at Ranakpur. Ranakpur is home to the beautiful Jain temples dating back to the 15th century. On reaching Udaipur, check in at the hotel for night stay.

Day 14 - Udaipur

Today, in the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Udaipur covering City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir, Saheliyon Ki Bari and Lake Pichola. In the evening, enjoy boat cruise on the Lake Pichola. Stay overnight at the hotel in Udaipur.

Day 15 - Udaipur - Delhi - Departure

On the final day, drive to the airport to board flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, move to the international airport to board the flight back home.


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