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Cultural and Religious Tour of India

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 13 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 400 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2200 US Dollar (USD)

The 13 day tour is a combination of a cultural India tour and a religious India tour. It is a good combination of the traditional Indian holiday tour – Golden Triangle with the temples. This classical Indian tour takes you through the Mughal Delhi, Jaipur in Rajasthan, Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal and Fort in the Mughal Agra, the temples and burning ghats of Benaras and the most religious temples of Puri and of-course the world famous Konark Sun Temple.

Day 1: Departure from Home Country.

Day 2: Delhi Arrival.

Red Fort, Delhi sightseeing. Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Check-in and check-out timings are always at 12:00 in the noon. Visit Raj Ghat - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping center. Overnight Delhi.

Day 3: Delhi Alsisar/Mandawa.

Mandawa haveli, Mandawa Sightseeing. Drive to Mandawa or Alsisar. Visit the famous Shekhavati villages, full of beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. This entire area is like an open air gallery. Overnight in one of the villages.

Day 4: Mandawa. Mandawa sightseeing. More visits of Shekhavati (Dundlod, Nawalgarh, etc). Overnight Mandawa.

Day 5: Mandawa Ajmer/Pushkar.

Brahma temple sightseeing. Drive to Ajmer/Pushkar. Ajmer was founded by the Chauhan ruler, Aiaipal, during the 11th century and is dominated by the Taragarh Fort built by Prithviraj Chauhan. In Pushkar, visit the holy Lake and also the famous Brahma Temple. Pushkar is one of the holiest places for Hindus. Overnight Pushkar.

Day 6: Ajmer/Pushkar Samode.

Samode sightseeing Drive to Samode Palace. The Samode Palace is about four hundred years old and is now Heritage Hotel. One can visit the Samode Palace, which forms the prime attraction of Samode. The interiors of the Palace are harmonized with warm colored walls, delicate marble work, colorful patterns and traditional art objects. The Durbar Hall is the highlight of this Palace. It is one of the most stunning halls showcasing mirror work and enamel work of "Minakari". Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 7: Samode Jaipur.

City palace, Jaipur sightseeing. Morning drive to Jaipur. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a color coat of pink a century ago in honor of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal and through the pink rose residential and business areas. Overnight Jaipur.

Day 8: Jaipur.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur sightseeing. Morning visit the Amber Fort - the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Afternoon free for shopping in Jaipur.Overnight Jaipur.

Day 9: Jaipur Karauli.

Madan Mohan temple, Karauli sightseeing. Morning drive to Karauli. Afternoon visit to the bazar and the city palace with its exquisite frescoes and stone carvings. Aarti at the Madan Mohanji temple. Overnight Karauli.

Day 10: Karauli Gwalior.

Man Mandir, Gwalior sightseeing. Morning drive to Gwalior. Afternoon visit the Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal (today an archaeological museum), The fort, Temples of Sas-Bahu, Teli Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad and the Mausoleum of Tansen. Overnight Gwalior.

Day 11: Gwalior Agra. Agra Fort, Agra sightseeing. Morning free in Gwalior. Afternoon drive to Agra. Overnight Agra.

Day 12: Agra.

Taj Mahal, Agra Sight Seeing Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.Morning visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Halls of Public and Private Audience.

Afternoon free for shopping. Overnight in Agra. Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.

Day 13: Agra Bharatpur.

Fatehpur Sikri, Bharatpur sightseeing. Morning drive to Bharatpur visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Afternoon visit the finest bird sanctuary in Asia - the home to over 350 species. Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, also known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is - one of the most spectacular water birds sanctuary features nesting indigenous water birds as well as migratory water birds and water side birds. It is inhabited by sambar, chital, nilgai and boar. From October till December the indigenous water birds nest in the acacia trees, sarus cranes nest around the lake. From December on, the migratory geese, duck and cranes are the main feature of the sanctuary. Overnight Bharatpur.

Day 14: Bharatpur Delhi. Delhi Sightseeing. Drive to Delhi. No hotel. Later transfer to airport in time for return flight.

Day 15: Departure.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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