Start and end in New Delhi! With the custom tour Body, Mind & Soul - Ghats to Golden Temple, you have a 12 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 10 other destinations in India. Body, Mind & Soul - Ghats to Golden Temple includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, meals, transport and more.
Arrival in Delhi, After the customs formalities, Meet with MTA Representative. Our Representative will be waiting for You Outside The Gate Number 5 with you Name Placard. Start Your Day with the Visit of Old Delhi also called as Shahjahanabad. Visit the World Famous Jama Masijd, the biggest Friday Mosque of India, which can host upto 20,000 Worshippers. After the Visit take a Ride on Pedal Rickshaw through the narrow alleys of Famous Chandni Chowk Market. ?Proceed Towards Rajghat ? The Tomb Of Mahatma Gandhi called as The Father of the Nation. In the afternoon Visit Colonial Delhi Monuments, Drive Through ?Rajpath to view the Parliament House, the President?s House and India Gate. End your Day with the Visit of Qutub Minar, A Unesco World Heritage Site. Proceed Towards Hotel. Checkin and Overnight in Delhi.
Drive to Agra, Arrival and ?Visit of the Magnificent ?Taj Mahal, An Incredible Legacy of Moghul architecture in India. ?It was built by Emperor Moghul Shah Jahan in white marble and semi-precious stones in The memory of her Beloved Wife Mumtaz Mahal. Proceed towards Agra Fort One Km Away from Taj Mahal on the banks of the river rises the complex of palaces and royal gardens that housed the Moghul rulers for many years. Agra Fort was built by Akbar from 1565 on the foundations of the old fort of the Lodi dynasty and was enlarged and modified by its successors. Checkin & Overnight.
In and around AbhaneriDrive to Jaipur, Along the way ?take a stop to visit the Ghost City of ?Fatehpur Sikri, a city built in red sandstone by Emperor Akbar and abandoned after only twelve years of use. The citadel retains the charm of the medieval atmosphere that characterised it. Take a second stop at Abhaneri for the visit of the famous monumental step-well "baoli" built in sandstone in the ninth century, Proceed Towards Jaipur. Arrival and checkin. Overnight.
Morning excursion to Amber to visit the Fort of Man Singh, a splendid example of rajput architecture. The fort, built at a dominant position on the top of a hill, was once the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Enroute take a photo-stop at HAWAMAHAL. Later visit of the City Palace, a complex of princely buildings that include the private apartments of the Maharaja. Its Museum, full of carpets and miniatures is unique in the world. ? Adjacent to the palace is the Astronomical Observatory of Jai Singh, the seventeenth-century Astronomical Marvel, The Observatory, includes sophisticated tools for the calculation of eclipses and for the detection of the position of stars, The calculation of ascendants. The Principal Attraction of the building is 27 meter high sundial which is located in the center of the observatory and is able to calculate the time up to 2 seconds of precision. Time to Explore the local handicraft items. Jaipur is famous for Textiles and Gemstones. Return Back to the Hotel Overnight.
Drive to Vrindavan. The birthplace of Lord Krishna, the god of eternal Love. Enroute Visit the marvellous Deeg Palace, built in 1772 as a luxurious summer resort for the rulers of Bharatpur State. Arrive at Mathura. Afternoon, visit the Vrindavan and its famous temples. Vrindavan, known as a place of recreation for Krishna and his friends. It is said that Krishna use to come to to Vrindavan to graze his cows. Many of the village girls were then flattered and impressed by Krishna, so the village is also nicknamed the land of Krishna?s loves. Visit Keshighat?The ghat where Krishna had killed, the demon Keshi. Later experience and lost yourself in the Music and Dance at Iskon Temple, where the devotees of Hare Rama Hare Krishna spread to the philosophy of Karma. Proceed to visit the Prem Mandir also known as the Love Temple. Checkin to your Hotel at Vrindavan and overnight.
In and around Jhansi, KhajurahoDAY 6 : VRINDAVAN - ORCCHA - KHAJURAHO (Train For Jhansi, And then Car for 150 Km ? 4 Hrs Excluding Stops) Breakfast at the hotel and transfer around 0615 to the train station to take the train to Jhansi at 0724. After four stops, get down at Jhansi Station. Meet our representative in front of your coach, he will accompany you to the vehicle. Meet your Driver and drive to Orccha, once the famous feudal state of Bundelkhand, later abandoned. Here you will find a small village full of colours and beautiful temples with high Shikhara, called Chattris in the local language. It is a beautiful place on the banks of the river Betwa, visit Jahangir Mahal and other monuments built in the 16th century. Due to poor tourism and the fact that this area has been forgotten for years, the place seems neglected, but local authorities are trying to improve the level of maintenance. You can have lunch if you wish in a restaurant near at the royal palace and then continue to Khajuraho (190 km, 4 hours of travel). Arrival in Khajuraho, Checkin to the hotel and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Start a fabulous tour to visit the wonderful temples built between the ninth and eleventh century. Visit the western temples dedicated to Hindu deities, known for their high architectural value and for their erotic sculptures. Many of these sculptures show the various mudra of Tantra. Originally there were around 84 temples, one for each of the 84 Kamasutra postures. However, many were destroyed in the Middle Ages and today only 33 remain. However, they continue to represent the great past of this fascinating place. After visiting the western temples, visit the east area dedicated to the Jainist Tirthankara and Jain religion. Transfer to chitrakoot, enroute visit Kalinjar Fort, a 10th century built hill shrine fort dedicated to lord shiva. This temple fort has witnessed many historical events in last few centuries and known for its extraordinary architecture and shrines inside. Proceed to Chitrakoot, arrive and checkin to the Hotel.
DAY 8 : ?CHITRAKOOT - VARANASI ( 260 KM ? 5 HRS Excluding Stops) Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Chitrakoot, owing to its mythological significance and natural beauty, Chitrakoot is popularly described as ?the place of many wonders.? The Hindu trinity of brahma, vishnu and mahesh are believed to have taken their incarnation in Chitrakoot. Visit Ram Ghat, Hanuman Dhara, Arog Dham ?and Gupt Godavari, also known as the mini Varanasi. Later, transfer to Varanasi. One of the oldest cities on earth and one of the sacred cities of Hinduism, known as the "city of life. The first traces of urbanisation in Varanasi, dates back to the eleventh century BC. Varanasi is the sacred place from where everything originates and to where everything returns. For the Hindu devoties, Varanasi is the place to connect to the divine, where to atone for sins and free themselves from the infinite cycle of reincarnation.? Arrive at Varanasi and checkin to the Hotel. Overnight
Wake up before dawn and boat ride on the river Ganges, admiring the devotees who plunge into the river to free themselves from their sins. Visit Sarnath, where Buddha gave his first sermon after got enlightment. Visit the Silk weaving centre to see the work of famous Silk Brocades from Varanasi.You may do some shopping also.? In the evening, take a rickshaw ride or walk among the ghats near the sacred Ganges to attend the evening prayer ceremony called Maha-arti, a festival of lights on the banks of the river, during which the Brahmins greet the Ganges and thank the gods with sacred songs and music . Return to the hotel and overnight.
Morning free for optional activities and relax. Later, transfer to the airport and flight to Delhi. Arrive at Delhi and meet our Driver at the Airport. Transfer to Hotel and Checkin. Overnight
In and around AmritsarEarly in the morning, transfer to Train Station and Train to Amritsar., upon arrival meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon visit to Wagah (Atari), witness the ceremony of the withdrawal of the flag between the Indian and Pakistani army. Later we return to Amritsar, with an evening visit to the Har Mandir Saheb or Golden Temple. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel and morning visit to the Golden Temple. Also visit the Jallianwala Bagh, where hundreds of people in peaceful protest were killed during the British government. If you have time you can visit the Durga temple, then transfer to the railway station and train to Delhi. Arrival at Delhi in the Evening around 2300 hrs, meet our driver at station and transfer to Delhi International Airport.