13 Days | India Culture Tour

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India Heritage and Culture Tour
Delhi

Mandawa

Pushkar

Samode

Jaipur

Tour Overview

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.


Tour highlights

  • Witness the faiths of locals at the sacred Pushkar Lake
  • Be the royal guest at the famous luxury Samode Palace
  • Visit the mausoleum of greatest Indian musician Tansen in Gwalior
  • Spend time viewing the stunning TajMahal
  • Rickshaw ride in famous bird sanctuary of Bharatpur

Itinerary

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Day 01 Arrival in Delhi

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 your 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.

Day 02 Drive from Delhi to Mandawa

This day you will start from Delhi and be driven to Mandawam one of the Shekhawati villages. Tourists going to Mandwa 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.

Day 03 Touring Mandawa

On the third day of the tour, you will visit the beautiful Shekhawati villages like Mandawa, Nawalgarh, Dundlod, etc. Inside, you will get the 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.

Day 04 Drive to and touring Pushkar

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. Later you can explore the camel fair. The rest of the day, you can tour leisurely across the city and come back for your overnight stay in the Pushkar hotel.

Highlights: Pushkar - visit the Sacred Lake and the Brahma Temple.

Day 05 Drive from Pushkar to Samode

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.

Day 06 Drive from Samode to Jaipur

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.

Day 07 Touring Jaipur

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 for the rest of the day, you can spend at your discretion. 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.

Day 08 Driving from Jaipur to Karauli and touring Karauli

This morning, you will be driven from Jaipur to Karauli, where you will get a chance of sight-seeing 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.

Day 09 Driving from Karauli to Gwalior and touring Gwalior

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 Sas-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.

Day 10 Driving from Gwalior to Agra

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.

Day 11 Touring Agra

On this day, you will get the opportunity of visiting the two famous historical marvels of Agra, the breathtaking Taj Mahal and the other 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.

Day 12 Driving from Agra to Bharatpur via Fatehpur Sikri

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.

Day 13 Driving from Bharatpur to Delhi

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


Price Details

Day Wise Hotel Details

  • Day 01
    23/09/2019

    Delhi

    Park

    Rating

    Very Good

  • Day 02
    24/09/2019

    Mandawa

    Desert Resort

    Rating

    Very Good

  • Day 03
    25/09/2019

    Mandawa

    Desert Resort

    Rating

    Very Good

  • Day 04
    26/09/2019

    Pushkar

    Regenta Resort Pushkar Fort

    Rating

    Very Good

  • Day 05
    27/09/2019

    Samode

    Samode Bagh

    Rating

    Very Good

  • Day 06
    28/09/2019

    Jaipur

    Trident Oberoi

    Rating

    Very Good

  • Day 07
    29/09/2019

    Jaipur

    Trident Oberoi

    Rating

    Very Good

  • Day 08
    30/09/2019

    Karauli

    Suroth Mahal

    Rating

    Very Good

  • Day 09
    01/10/2019

    Gwalior

    Radisson

    Rating

    Very Good

  • Day 10
    02/10/2019

    Agra

    Ramada Plaza

    Rating

    Very Good

  • Day 11
    03/10/2019

    Agra

    Ramada Plaza

    Rating

    Very Good

  • Day 12
    04/10/2019

    Bharatpur

    Laxmi Vilas Palace

    Rating

    Very Good

  • Day 13
    05/10/2019

    Delhi

    Departure

+ Inclusions

  • Accommodation with breakfast

  • Transfers/visits by chosen vehicle

  • Taxes and assistance

+ Exclusions

  • Insurance

  • Lunches

  • Dinners

  • Domestic airfares

  • Local guides

  • Entrances

Private & Custom Tours: These tours can be customized for you to suit your needs.

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Select City

Delhi

Market Visit & Cooking Class followed by Meal

Duration :3 – 3.5 hours

Cooking Class followed by Meal

Duration :2 -2.5 hours

Indian Family Meal Experience

Duration :1.5 - 2 hours

Delhi Shopping Tour

Duration :4 hours

Yoga at famous Lodhi Garden In Delhi

Duration :1 hours

Zangoora at Kingdom of Dreams

Duration :3 hours

Jhumroo at Kingdom of Dreams

Duration :3 hours

Sound and Light Show at Red Fort in Delhi

Duration :1 hours

Jaipur

Elefantastic-Painting, Feeding & Bathing Elephants

Duration :3-4 hours

Local Art & Craft Workshops

Duration :3 hours

Block Printing Workshops

Duration :3 hours

Yoga & Meditation

Duration :1.5 hours

Indian Symbolic Wedding

Duration :5 hours

Indian Cooking Family Dinner & Haveli Dinner

Duration :3 hours

Sky Waltz Balloon Safari In Jaipur

Duration :2.5 hours

Sky Waltz Balloon Safari In Ranthambore

Duration :2.5 hours

Sky Waltz Balloon Safari In Pushkar

Duration :2.5 hours

Culture Walk

Duration :5 hours

Agra

Mohabbat The Taj Show

Duration :80 minutes

Traditional Indian Welcome

Duration :15-20 minutes

Tonga Ride

Duration :05-10 minutes

Agra Walk

Duration :90 minutes

Agra Food Trail

Duration :1-2 hours

Cooking Demonstration and Family Dinner

Duration :2 hours


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India Culture Tour - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q.1 What is India Culture Tour Package?

India Culture Tour is a 13-day tour package offered by india-tours.com, which lets tourists explore several famous tourist attractions in many popular cities in India. The tour provides an unforgettable experience to tourists as, during the tour, they can get to know the culture and heritage of the country.

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Q.2What is Indian cultural heritage?

India is the birthplace of various religions, namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, etc. All these religions together make up the diversity of India. People having faith in different religions have different values and beliefs.

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Q.3 What is cultural tourism?

Indian Culture refers to a conglomerate of different cultures, each being different in terms of language, religion, dance, music, food, architecture, dressing habits, customs, and celebrations

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Q.4 What is Indian art?

Indian art is a collection of different art forms. India has one of the world's most notable assortments of sculptures, paintings, writings, and music and folk art forms (music and dance).

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Q.5 What role does culture play in tourism?

Culture is a significant element of tourism as it establishes the identity of a tourism product in a crowded global marketplace. Moreover, tourism helps in improvising the culture and generates income, which may further help in strengthening the country in various ways.

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Q.6 What are the Indian customs and traditions?

India is home to some of the most ancient civilizations, including four major world religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. These factors together attribute to the varied customs and traditions prevalent in the country.

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Q.7 What is the difference between Indian culture and Western culture?

Indian Culture and Western Culture are quite different from each other. The culture of India is quite old while the western one is very modern. Another significant difference lies in terms of religion. All religions are followed in India while Christianity is mainly dominant in the Western world.

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Q.8 What are the best cultural destinations in India?
  • Some of the best cultural destinations in India are:-
  • 1. Amritsar: Golden City in Punjab
  • 2. Lucknow: City of the Nawabs
  • 3. Delhi: Heart and Soul of India
  • 4. Rajasthan: Land of Kings
  • 5. Rann of Kutch: Land of White Desert
  • 6. Khajuraho: Architectural Masterpiece
  • 7. Kolkata: City of Joy
  • 8. Mysore: Palace City of India
  • 9. Hyderabad: City of Nizams
  • 10. Kerala: God’s Own Country


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