Start and end in New Delhi! With the in-depth cultural tour Ode to North India in 15 Days with Varanasi and Himalayas, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 6 other destinations in India. Ode to North India in 15 Days with Varanasi and Himalayas includes accommodation as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Welcome to India! Meet our Dizkvr Experience Officer(DEO) in Varanasi and head towards your stay. Get briefed for an upcoming amazing journey. Spend your rest of the day exploring the resort or the streets of Varanasi.Start point Arrival Terminal, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India
Start your day with a boat ride at dawn and witness the heavenly beauty of the pious Ghats and the delightful ambience of Varanasi. Behold the captivating beauty of the vicinity when the first rays of the sun touch the sacred lands of this holy city. Experience The Bhog Aarti at Lord Shiva Temple. The architecture of the temple is noteworthy and is also known as the Golden Temple, because of the gold used in the making of the tall spire and the dome. All devoted Hindus aspire to visit this site once before they die, for they believe that liberation from worldly thing can be achieved here. Visit Gyanvapi mosque constructed by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb after he demolished the original Kashi Vishwanath temple at the site. The remnants of the Hindu temple can be seen on the walls of the Gyanvapi mosque. Notice the old Hindu temple wall mixed into the mosque Lunch at a local place. Head towards Dashaswamedh Ghat. Come twilight, and the Ghat cannot be passed unnoticed as colourful umbrellas shelter the area and Pandits get ready with enormous, multi-tiered brass oil lamps and various offerings. The five Pandits who orchestrate the Aarti start to blow conch shells to mark the beginning. With the amount of work and enthusiasm that is put into the Aarti, it is hard to imagine that the same rite of worship takes place every day. End the day with the delicious dinner at the resort while you narrate your experiences with the fellow travellers.
Indulge in the breakfast and prepare yourself for a a spiritual temple tour at the BHU campus comprising old Hindu Temples. Get more close to your future by knowing the future prediction during the Astrology session. Drive to the famous ghats where you take your boat for that unique experience on the river. This is followed by the mesmerizing ?aarti? ceremony. Head back to the resort, where you relish into a ?special candlelight dinner at The Ganga Kund just for you ? the village deity Temple, floating candles, starlit sky and soul-stirring music ? an evening never to be forgotten.
Wake up and leave for Ramnagar Visit. This lofty and stately 18th-century Ramnagar Fort is situated on the bank of the Ganga river opposite to the Tulsi Ghat at a distance of 14 Km from Varanasi. This sandstone fort was built by Kashi Naresh Raja Balwant Singh in the year 1750. The most attractive thing which makes this crumbling, beautiful and mesmerizing is to watch the sunset over the Ganga river from here. Take a stroll and find a vast collection of imperial things like gold & silver palanquins, a huge collection of vintage cars, royal costumes, ivory work, armour, guns, furniture, Mughal miniatures, swords, sedan chairs, etc in the Ramnagar Museum. Head back towards the ghats of Varanasi and Indulge in the Indian lunch while basking in the serene surroundings of Ganges. Visit Nepali Mandir ? a replica of the Pashupatinath ?temple in Kathmandu in the evening. It was built by the King of Nepal in Nepali style of architecture. The temple has exquisite woodwork that displays the craftsmanship of Nepali workers. These workers were brought here especially for the construction of this temple. Post that just leisure stroll in the streets of Varanasi.
Wake up and gear up for a serene experience. Caught up in your hectic city life, how often have you desired but not managed to do the basics in life ? like riding a tractor or tilling the fields after breakfast. Let?s take you on a tractor around our village (you can also try your hand at driving one!) and show you the homes of Varanasi?s villagers Visit their fields, dirty your hands digging up vegetables (seasonal) and experience how they live happily with very little. Later in the evening visit the weavers village of Sarai Mohana that is known for its gold and silver brocade and Zari work weaved on to the finest of silk. Take back home a few florid Benaras silk Sarees.
In and around SarnathStart your day with an early morning Yoga Session. After a personalized consultation, our yoga expert will take you through a series of body and mind postures. A visit to Sarnath known as Isipatana, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment is a must. Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, deeply moved by the place?s sense of peace, built the famous Ashoka Pillar at this spot. Once you see the sculpture of the Buddha?s feet is a reminder that he once walked this Earth. Also, visit the Archaeological Museum which contains important relics that date as far back as the 3rd-century BC? The Nichigai Suzan Horinji Temple, a short walk from the Dhamek Stupa, has typically Japanese aesthetics, with a twin-storeyed pagoda with a sloping roof curving up at the eaves. But to see truly jaw-dropping Japanese art, one must venture over to the Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, built by Sri Lanka?s Maha Bodhi Society. The walls of this monastery display Japanese artist Kosetsu Nosu?s interpretations of the life of Buddha, inspired by the frescoes of Ajanta. After an insightful tour head back to the resort and devour in delicious dinner HYATT mediterranean.
After your breakfast at the resort, delight your partner or engage in a culinary experience by cooking up an amazing Indian meal. Your experience begins by going to the local market in an ?auto rickshaw? (three-wheeled scooter) and buying all the essentials for the meal. Return and don the Chef?s hat! With guidance from our Chef, you will learn the delightful art of Indian cooking and rustle up a delectable meal for two. Accept the Tree of Life Cook Book from the resort as a memory to continue and enhance your culinary skills an apron to take home as a souvenir. In the evening Visit Ghats like Darbhanga Ghat, Chet Singh Ghat, Scindhia Ghat. Try the most unique street food and get amazed by the taste of each of it. End your day with a Dinner and Ganges view at Brijrama.
Delve into a sumptuous ?breakfast. Experience the calm, serene and natural surroundings of the resort with a horse-drawn buggy through the narrow winding roads and explore a bit of the Varanasi countryside ? away from the noise and traffic of the city. Enroute, stop at the home of Basanta ? he and his family have been tilling the fields around our Resort for generations. Visit his home and meet the family ? simple, warm and caring. Ride back to the Resort. Leave the world behind once in a while ? escape and indulge yourself in exquisite wellness treatments. Share your experience and stories of Varanasi during the Dinner at the Resort.
In and around New DelhiAfter the breakfast, set off for the Varanasi Airport for the respective destination with loads of memory and stories to be retold. Rela for the day and prepare for the Himalayas to welcome you the next day
In and around BhimtalNestled in cypress and deodar trees, stay in a colonial style Bunglow and basking in the peaceful haven. Post a scrumptious breaksfast, head to discover Indian birds in and around forest with a naturalist.Devour in the sapid lunch and follow the wooden trails to the Sattal and Bhimtal lake and engulf in the serene surroundings. End the day with a fun camp fire.
Take a 3 hour ride to Naugaon in a luxurious transport and embrace your stay in the 100-year-old traditional Kumaoni style stone house surrounded with virgin pine, oak and beautiful rhododendron trees. Indulge into an ambrosial breakfast cooked with organic fruits and vegetables. Experience an unique nature walk to sink in mesmerizing surroundings and learn the key skills of organic farming with a local specialist. Let the ponnies guide you in the unknown trails after the lunch and then regenerate yourself for the late evening. Satisfy your tastebuds with a delicious dinner while ending the night with a camp fire
A Spiritual day -after a leisurely breakfast,enroute to almora and see the sea of wish fullfillment bells at Chittai temple.Continue your journey to the ancient and tarditional kumaoni Village- Thikalana and enjoy your stay in a spectacularly located and isolated house at the edge of a cliff. Indulge in the lunch while experiencing the 180 degree view of snow clad himalayas. After the dinner, get ready to spot your favourite constellations from the mesmerising sky night while sitting besides the camp fire.
Start your day with an exquiste local breakfast and then walk along the ridge to spot Nanda Devi-a vast triangle dominating the horizon above the surrounding galaxy of peaks and reach to exlore the Budha Jageshwar temple complex. Take a next stretch of walk through pine forests and watch the terrain change to cedar forest till you reach Temple of Jageshwar built with an ancient Nagara styled architecture. Get exclusive hands-on experience of Shiva Abhiskek Process with a local diety and become a part of process by chanting the mantras together. Devour in the picnic lunch and do a uphill walk to the Ganghet village house. Enjoy the dinner and relax in the night during the camp fire
In and around NainitalTake a 3 hour ride to Nainital in a luxurious transport after a kumaoni breakfast. Located at the top of a hill leading to a spectacular view of Naini lake and the verdant mountains, The British Bunglow hosts you for their cosiest stay. Gear up for an amazing yoga session in the green and peaceful surroundings of bunglow with an yoga expert. Explore the City of lakes and make beautiful memories before wraping up Nainital.
Trailing the illustrious five days amidst heritage,himalays and nature,we set off for our retun to delhi via kadhgodham and taking back joyous stories and mystical experiences.End point Departure Terminal, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India