13 Days |
IOYO - 13
Our India heritage and culture tour Package, get the chance to experience the rich and vibrant history of India in all its Glory. India is a diverse country of varied cultures, colorful fairs and festivals , bustling cities, interesting customs, marvelous architecture and much more. The country traces its culture and heritage to thousands of years. It is due to its colorful culture and rich heritage only that a lot of tourists flock the country throughout the year. Just like the country is diversified in terms of cultures, it is also endowed with breathtaking landscapes. Therefore, each and every aspect of this hued country is worth experiencing.
The best way to explore the diversity of India is to experience it by staying amidst the natives. That’s why you must take the India Culture Tour if you wish to know more about the culture and traditions of India. The tour includes visits to historical monuments, which will let you know about the rulers who reigned over India in earlier times and wildlife spotting. During this tour, you can also feast on delicious local dishes. However, you can observe the diversity in different forms such as dance, music, languages, traditions, religions, costumes, etc.
This tour will take you to a few of the best tourist destinations in India .These include Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Mandawa, Pushkar, Karauli, Gwalior, Bharatpur and Samode. You will be visiting the famous landmarks, out of which a few are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will also catch a glimpse of a wide variety of flora and fauna in Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Moreover, this tour includes accommodation, transport and all other facilities that you may need during the tour. In a nutshell, this tour of 13 days will let you experience the culture of India in the best possible way.
The first day of the tour starts from your arrival in Delhi, the capital of India. As you arrive, our representative will attend to your needs and escort you to the hotel. This day you can plan your own itinerary and explore this huge bristling city, visit the various historical marvels that Delhi is famous for or shop in the various vibrant markets. Your overnight stay would be at Delhi.
Highlights: Delhi - Visit Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Laxmi Narayan Temple & drive past Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, President House, Parliament. etc.
This day you will start from Delhi and be driven to Mandawa, one of the Shekhawati villages. Tourists going to Mandawa definitely explore the Shekhawati villages famous for its painted houses and havelis, which also have the innumerable amount of frescos, the highest in the world. The whole day, the transport will be at your disposal and you can take it to travel anywhere within the city limits. Your overnight stay would be in Mandawa or one of the Shekhawati villages.
On the third day of the tour, you will visit the beautiful Shekhawati villages like Mandawa, Nawalgarh, Dundlod, etc. You will also get a chance to explore the collection of armories, old costumes, canons present within the Shekhawati village, known as the “The Open Art Gallery". The rest of the day you can go anywhere within Mandwa and come back to one of the Shekhawati hotels or Mandwa for the overnight stay.
Highlights: Mandawa - Visit the Shekhavati Villages.
On this morning, you will be driven from Mandawa to Pushkar, where you will reach by afternoon. Pushkar is one of the most sacred pilgrimages, and there you can visit the one of a kind Brahma temple. You will also get a chance to bathe in the spiritual lake of the temple. The rest of the day, you can tour leisurely across the city and come back for your overnight stay in Pushkar.
Highlights: Pushkar - visit the Sacred Lake and the Brahma Temple.
The morning of the fifth day, you will be driven from Pushkar to Samode. You will get to enjoy the luxurious stay at Samode. The rest of the day, the car will be at your disposal and you would be able to explore Samode as per your will. The overnight stay would be at Samode.
Highlights: Visit of Samode.
This morning you would be transferred to the Pink city, Jaipur. This capital of Rajasthan is famous for its captivating forts and palaces. There you will be taken for visiting the famous historical monuments like Maharaja City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal. The rest of the day, you can travel to the garden, the business center or shop for the clothes, carpets, precious and semi-precious stones that are famous in Jaipur. Your overnight stay would be at Jaipur.
Highlights: Jaipur - City Palace, Jantar Mantar & drive past Hawa Mahal.
On the seventh day of the India heritage and culture tour, you will get to visit and explore the majestic Amer Palace, also known as Amer Fort or Amber Fort. Constructed completely with red sandstone, this palace offers the chance of visiting many architectural marvels like the Sukh Niwas room, the Surajpol gate, the Ganesh Gate, the Goddess Sila Devi temple and the Sheesh mahal (Palace of mirrors). Whatever time will be left of the day is at leisure. You can stroll around the vibrant Jaipur Bazaars or explore the bustling streets of the city. The overnight stay would be at Jaipur.
Highlights: Jaipur - Visit Amer Fort.
This morning, you will be driven from Jaipur to Karauli, where you will get a chance of sightseeing in the afternoon. Your stopovers would be at the revered Madan Mohanji temple for witnessing its arti or prayers, followed by a visit to the Kalyanji Temple, Bhanwar Niwas Palace, City Palace and Timangarh Fort, known for its stone carvings and exquisite frescoes. Another famous Jain pilgrimage site that you can visit would be the Mahavir temple. The rest of the day, you can explore the vibrant fairs and festivals that keep on occurring in Karauli using the transport which will be at your disposal. Your overnight stay would be at Karauli .
Highlights: Visit of Karauli Temples.
The morning of the ninth day of the tour, you will be driven from Karauli to Gwalior, a city famous for its sacred temples, outstanding palaces, as well as glorious monuments. In the afternoon, you will be taken to the 16th century Man Mandir, the Gujari Mahal, the 100-feet Teli Ka Mandir, the 9th century Saas-bahu Temple and the European style Jai Vilas Palace and the Mausoleum of the Tansen. The last historical site for the day would be Tomb of the Gaus Mohammad, after which you can explore the bazaars of the city with our conveyance. The overnight stay would be at Gwalior.
Highlights: Gwalior - Visit the Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal, Teli Ka Mandir, Sas-bahu Temple, Jai Vilas Palace, Mausoleum of Tansen & Tomb of the Gaus Mohammad.
This day you will be driven from Gwalior to Agra, a part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Delhi and Jaipur. This day you can plan your own iterrenary and explore Agra as you wish. The overnight stay would be in Agra.
On this day, you will get the opportunity of visiting the two famous historical marvels of Agra, the breathtaking Taj Mahal and another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra Fort.You can spend the rest of the day leisurely and check out the handicraft and marble work that Agra is famous for. You would stay overnight in Agra.
Highlights: Agra – Visit Taj Mahal & Agra Fort.
On the second last day of the India heritage and culture tour, you will get to explore the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fatehpur Sikri, while going from Agra to Bharatpur. Later you will be taken to visit the Jama Masjid, the Tomb of Salim Chishti, the five storied Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza and other historical highlights like Ibadat Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani's palace, Naubat Khana and Birbal's house.
After Fatehpur Sikri, you would be driven to Bharatpur. The major attraction of this place is the Keoladeo National Park which is a home for more than 350 species of birds.You might even get to see Nilgai, Golden Jackal, Blackbuck and Wild Boar while exploring this national park. The transport will be at your disposal for touring within Bharatpur and your overnight stay would be within this city.
Highlights: Agra – Visit Fatehpur Sikri & Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.
On the last day of the tour, you would be driven from Bharatpur to the Delhi airport for catching your return flight. Since most flights depart after midnight, the accommodation in Delhi won't be included.
End of the India culture tour