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Indian Culture for First Time Visitor Tour



Duration 19 Nights / 20 Days
Destination Covered New Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Agra, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Aurangabad, Mumbai
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  • Indian Culture for First Time Visitor Tour


Overview
“Unity among diversity” can be taken as a tag line for India’s culture. Every Indian State comes with its own beauty, customs and traditions. While you can enjoy the bliss of pleasant nature at the snow fed mountains of the Himalayas, the camel ride on the deserts of Rajasthan overwhelms you. While the Hindu temples depict the start of a new religious era, the Mughal era depicts the Golden Age of Indian architecture. From the Sanchi Stupa to the Taj Mahal, you have lot to know and enjoy here. Keeping pace with its varied nature and architecture, the cuisine also varies. Explore with us the royal kingdom of Rajasthan to the oldest city of Varanasi. Our experienced representatives ensure a safe and wonderful journey for you.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Delhi

Our representatives will be at the Delhi international airport to welcome you. From there you are escorted to the hotel, where you can relax for the day. Delhi, the capital city of India is as colourful as the other parts of the country and can aptly be called the crown of the country. Hence, it is a great start of the journey when you start with Delhi. There is an overnight stay at Delhi.

Day 2: Delhi

After a traditional breakfast, we start our tour of Delhi. We start with a visit to the Old Delhi. It consists of the memorial of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, known by the name of Rajghat. We tour the largest mosque of Asia, the Jama Masjid via the traditional cycle rickshaw. The next visit is to the great Mughal architecture of red sandstone, the Red Fort.

After a walk on the old streets of Delhi, we ride to New Delhi. Here you get to see the unique, 73m high iron pillar, the Qutub Minar. Your tour is next to the ministerial house of India, the Parliament House and the Rashtrapati Bhawan. You also get to see the India Gate, which commemorates the sacrifice of Indian soldiers in the First World War.

We also plan to show you the beautiful, marble structure of Lotus temple, the religious structure of the Bahai religion. It is an amazing piece of architecture shaped in the form of a lotus.

Day 3: Delhi

Today you visit the Akshardham temple, which depicts the Indian spirit and culture of 10,000 years.There are three main halls within the temple which bears various legends of yogis and saints. The tales are often associated with a musical fountain play. Your next visit is to the bustling Delhi market. It is a vibrant market with unique designer apparels, handicrafts, artefacts and many items to be bought as souvenirs. At evening you enjoy the DANCES OF INDIA SHOW with a traditional WELCOME DINNER. There is an overnight stay at Delhi.

Day 4: Delhi – Varanasi

After the breakfast at hotel, we proceed to the airport for a flight to Varanasi. You get the feel of Hindu culture and tradition at Varanasi. It is considered as the oldest living city of the country. The city derives its name from the two rivers of Varuna and Assi. It is one of the famous pilgrimage sites in India and is believed to be created by Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Enjoy the dawn at the Ghats of the sacred River Ganges with the air filled with the sweet smell of incense and the sound of the temple bells. It is also a city of ancient Indian art, music and education.

You are next taken to the seat of another great religion, Buddhism at Sarnath as a part of one day excursion tour. With many Stupas and Buddhist monks moving around, it can aptly be called the Land of Buddhism. It was here that Lord Buddha preached his first Sermon in 590 BC.

You visit the various Stupas which are rich in Buddhist sculptures and literature. The Sarnath Museum is your next visit, which is a treasure of Buddhist art, literature and sculpture.

At evening, you enjoy the worship of the River Ganges sitting at the Ghats. The light of hundreds of pradeep on the water creates a blissful atmosphere. Night stay is at Varanasi.

Day 5: Varanasi

We start an early day with a visit to one of the 5 known Hindu pilgrimages, the Dashashwamedha Ghat. We reach the Ghat almost at 5 am, so that you can get a view of the mesmerizing sun rise at the holy river.We sail from the famous Ghats of Man Mandir to Lalita and to the shrine of Goddess Shitala on a traditional boat.

After visiting the temples and witnessing the astonishing architectural beauty and the Hindu customs, on the return trip you visit the famous Kashi Viswanath Temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered to be the first Jyotirlinga.

The next part of the tour starts with a visit to the Bharat Mata Temple, which has a huge relief map of Mother India engraved on it. Our next visit is to the ancient Durga Mata Temple which is believed to be built in the 18th century. The place is also unique due to the huge number of monkeys that reside here; the shrine is also sometimes referred to as the Monkey Temple.

Our next tour is to the Tulsi Manas Temple, which is a marble structure with all its walls featuring the complete story of the Great Indian Epic, Ramayana.

The tour of Varanasi is incomplete without a visit to the Banaras Hindu University. It is the largest residential university of Asia. There is an art gallery and a mosque built by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb within the campus. There is an overnight stay at the city.

Day 6: Varanasi – Khajuraho

After the breakfast, you can vist the local markets of Varanasi, which is known for its Banarasi saris, the hand weaved carpets, bangles and last not the least, great delicacies. We take an Train or Flight to Khajuraho.

The temples of Khajuraho is under the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is an amazing piece of architecture. The dance festival of the place is also known worldwide. The temple derives its name from the palm trees that surround the area. The temple is carved with erotic figures, showing love, various moods, postures and beauty of womanhood. There are also several carvings of celestial bodies, musicians playing music, daily activities, elephant fights, hunting, dances and many more. The temple walls seems to consist of frozen movements.

At afternoon, you reach Khajuraho and visit the Eastern group of temples, where is located the Jain temple of Parswanath. At evening, you enjoy the beautiful show of sounds and lights at the temple complex. There is an overnight stay at Khajuraho.

Day 7: Khajuraho – Jhansi

After breakfast, we trip to the Khajuraho temples of the western group. These temples are the largest of all the three groups.The Khandariya Mahadeva temple is the largest temple of the same where every carved figure seems to be live.

Our next trip is to the historical city of Orchha. It was the centre of the Bundela kingdom on the banks of the Betwa River. With some beautiful palaces, like the Jahangir Mahal and the Raj Mahal, the city is known for the architecture with delicate chattris and work of trellis.

Enjoy some great delicacies of Madhya Pradesh at the city. After that we complete the tour of shrines, like the Chaturbhuj temple and Ram Raja temple. We reach Agra at evening by the deluxe train.

Agra:
You cannot miss Agra while exploring the best cultural features of India. this small village grew up to be one of the most popular sites to view masterpieces of architecture, under the patronage of the Mughal Emperors, Akbar and Shah Jahan. Along with beautiful buildings, the city is attractive with its Mughal delicacies. The night stay is at Agra.

Day 8: Agra

After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel, you proceed to a tour of the historical city. Your first visit is to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. This marble structure is located within lush green gardens with the River Yamuna on one side. It is an epitome of love, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal. As you step in the premises, you can feel love in the air.

Your next tour is the Agra Fort, built by the Mughal emperor, Akbar. Within the complex of this red sandstone building, are located several exquisitely beautiful buildings, like the Moti Masjid, Shish Mahal or the palace of glass, Khash Mahal, Jahangir’s Palace and others. We also visit the Itimad-ud-daula’s tomb, also known as Baby Taj, another marble structure built in the Persian style by Emperor Jahangir.Travelogy India There is an overnight stay at Agra.

Day 9: Agra – Jaipur By Road 221 km in 5 hr

After breakfast at hotel, we drive to Jaipur. On our way, we stop to witness the famous Fatehpur Sikri, built by Mughal Emperor, Akbar. It is made of red sandstone with Indo-Muslim architectural style. It consists of hanging balconies, known as Jharokas, consists of delicate chattris and numerous pillars and ornamental arches. After the visit, we continue our drive to Jaipur, the Pink city of Rajasthan. This is a colourful city with lush green meadows in the desert state. The city can be considered as a paradise for shoppers. The capital city of Rajasthan is known for its apparels with unique prints and designs, known as Jaipuri prints. The mehendi designs are beautiful. You can enjoy popular Rajasthani cuisines here. Last but not the least, the music and the puppet shows are the popular form of entertainment here.

Day 10: Jaipur

There is an early breakfast at the hotel. You start your journey of Jaipur with a visit to the Amber Fort on an elephant ride.

Amber Fort Palace-This beautiful fort was built by Raja Man Singh and consists of several palaces, like the Shish Mahal, Diwan-i-Aam and the Sukh Mahal. The Magic Flower of the fort is famous for its beauty; it is a fresco which had been carved out of marble.

City Palace- this regal architecture is richly decorated and is influenced by the Rajput, European and Mughal architectural style. It consists of four gateways with the Govind Devji Temple, Chandra Mahal, Diwan-I-Khas and Mubarak Mahal.

Jantar Mantar- This is one of the largest observatory of the world, which also consists of the largest sun dial of the world. It also consists of 14 major geometric devices, which is used to measure time, used to measure the orbits round the sun and also are being used to track the constellations.

Hawa Mahal - Built by red and pink sandstone, this beautiful five storeyed building is believed to be built in the form of Lord Krishna’s crown. The building consists of 953 windows and numerous designed Jharokas which were used by the women to view the life outside.

At afternoon, you can enjoy shopping at the bustling shops, with saris, bangles and jewelleries. There will be an overnight stay at Jaipur.

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