Start in New Delhi and end in Mumbai! With the in-depth cultural tour Integral Indian Journey, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 9 other destinations in India. Integral Indian Journey includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals and more.
Upon arrival at airport you will meet with our representative with your name card in arrival hall after customs. Warm welcome with fresh flower garlands and transfer to hotel. Delhi - Mystery, magic, mayhem. Welcome to Delhi, City of Djinns, and 25 million people. Like an eastern Rome, India?s capital is littered with the relics of lost empires. A succession of armies stormed across the Indo-Gangetic plain and imprinted their identity onto the vanquished city, before vanishing into rubble and ruin like the conquerors who preceded them. Modern Delhi is a chaotic tapestry of medieval fortifications, Mughal mausoleums, dusty bazaars, colonial-era town planning, and mega malls. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel.? Today you explore both Old & New Delhi. You have a lot to explore today.? Visit Jama Masjid, Chandani Chowk (on rickshaw), drive past Red Fort, Humayuns Tomb.? Drive past India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan & Parliament Street. Visit Co-operative society of Kashmiris. Later end the sightseeing by visiting the tallest stone minaret Qutub Minar.? Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and drive to Jaipur on arrival check in at hotel. Jaipur: Jaipur, Rajasthan?s capital, is an enthralling historical city and the gateway to India?s most flamboyant state. The city?s colourful, chaotic streets ebb and flow with a heady brew of old and new. Careering buses dodge dawdling camels, leisurely cycle-rickshaws, swarms of motorbikes, and everywhere buzzing autorickshaws. In the midst of this mayhem, the splendours of Jaipur?s majestic past are islands of relative calm evoking a different pace and another world. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel.? Visit following monuments: Hawa Mahal (photography stop), Amber fort (with elephant ride, down hill by jeep), Jal Mahal (photography stop), Jewel Workshop, Carpet Workshop, Jantar Mantar Observatory, City Palace.? Later free time to explore local markets & streets of Jaipur.? Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and drive to Ranthambore on arrival check in at hotel. Late afternoon jungle safari This famous national park is the best place to spot wild tigers in Rajasthan. Comprising 1334 sq km of wild jungle scrub hemmed in by rocky ridges, at its centre is the 10th-century Ranthambhore Fort. Scattered around the fort are ancient temples and mosques, hunting pavilions, crocodile-filled lakes and vine-covered chhatris (burial tombs). The park was a maharajas? hunting ground until 1970, a curious 15 years after it had become a sanctuary. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and drive to Agra en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri The Emperor Akbar (1556-1605) decided to construct it in 1571, on the same site where the birth of his son, the future Jahangir, was predicted by the wise Sheikh Salim Chisti (1480-1572). Fatehpur Sikri is the best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Fatehpur- Sikri Mosque is said to be a copy of the mosque in Mecca and has designs, derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture On arrival Agra check in at hotel. Overnight
Agra: The magical allure of the Taj Mahal draws tourists to Agra like moths to a wondrous flame. And despite the hype, it?s every bit as good as you?ve heard. But the Taj is not a stand-alone attraction. The legacy of the Mughal Empire has left a magnificent fort and a liberal sprinkling of fascinating tombs and mausoleums. Post breakfast, visit Taj Mahal. Later visit Marble Workshop & Agra Fort. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Railway Station for train to Jhansi. On arrival Jhansi drive to Khajuraho en-route visit Orchha. Orchha: This historic village on the banks of the boulder-strewn Betwa River showcases a supreme display of Mughal architecture with much grander palaces and cenotaphs dotting the pastoral landscape as well. The atmosphere in Orchha, though, is far more laid-back and hassle-free, which makes for a relaxing place. Visit Ram Raja Temple & Jehangir Mahal On arrival Khajuraho check in at hotel. Overnight
In and around KhajurahoAfter breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed for Khajuraho sightseeing. Khajuraho: The erotic carvings that swathe Khajuraho?s three groups of Unesco World Heritage Site?listed temples are among the finest temple art in the world. The Western Group of temples, in particular, contains some stunning sculptures. Proceed for sighteeing of Western Group of Temples which are the most preserved and best sculptured temples. After sightseeing transfer to airport for flight to Varanasi. On arrival Varanasi check in at hotel. Varanasi: Brace yourself. Youre about to enter one of the most blindingly colourful, unrelentingly chaotic and unapologetically indiscreet places on earth. Varanasi takes no prisoners. But if youre ready for it, this may just turn out to be your favourite stop of all. Also known at various times in history as Kashi (City of Life) and Benares, this is one of the worlds oldest continually inhabited cities and is regarded as one of Hinduisms seven holy cities. Pilgrims come to the ghats lining the River Ganges here to wash away a lifetime of sins in the sacred waters or to cremate their loved ones. In the evening we attend the majestic Aarti on the banks of Ganges.Overnight at hotel.
In and around SarnathEarly morning Ghat visit and boat ride. A walking tour through the varansi lanes to reach back to yoru car. Continue to visit Bharat Mata Temple & BHU (drive pass). Return to hotel for breakfast & short rest. Later proceed for Sarnath.? Sarnath Sarnath is where legendary emperor Ashoka spent good times of his life and built Dharmarajika Stupa and erected his symbolic pillars. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai. On arrival Mumbai check in at hotel. Mumbai: Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is big. It?s full of dreamers and hard-labourers, starlets, stray dogs and exotic birds, artists and servants, fisherfolk and crorepatis (millionaires), and lots and lots of people. It has India?s most prolific film industry, some of Asia?s biggest slums (as well as the world?s most expensive home) and the largest tropical forest in an urban zone. Mumbai is India?s financial powerhouse, fashion epicentre and a pulse point of religious tension. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for Mumbai sightseeing. Visit or drive pass:? Overnight at hotel.
Transfer to airport as per your flight details for flight back to home.