- uration: 09 Nights & 10 Days
- Major Attractions: Taj Mahal, River Ganges, Ancient Temples, Forts & Palaces of Rajasthan
- Destination Covered: Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Orchha, Agra, Jaipur
You will sense and encounter India’s authentic soul throughout our authentic India Tour. You will get the opportunity to see and experience the powerful River Ganga, numerous Indian temples and palaces, and of course the Taj Mahal in India, a country renowned for its rich history, tradition, and culture. India is the home of my faith and culture, and you can see many Hindu temples, Islamic monuments, and Buddhist landmarks in Sarnath on our authentic India Tour. Not only a river, the sacred Ganga is revered by many Indians as their mother, goddess, and soul.
The representation of the Kama Sutra on the Khajuraho temples constantly demonstrates how advanced ancient India was in its understanding of sex, and Orchha’s temple and palace design is sure to leave you dumbfounded. The railroads, which are the backbone of Indian transportation, will guarantee that your historical classical India tour will take you on a memorable journey.
As soon as you land in Delhi, we will greet you with our customary warmth and help you travel to the hotel you’ve reserved. Organize your belongings, unwind, and overcome jet lag in your cosy bedroom. Prepare for the first day of your tour of classical India.
Begin your journey today in Old Delhi, then visit Chandni Chowk Market and Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. After visiting Old Delhi, head to Humayun’s Tomb, which serves as the Mughal Emperor’s tomb. The Islamic architecture on the site is a combination of Central Asian and Persian designs.
Visit India Gate after that, then drive through the President’s House and the Parliament Building. A battle memorial called India Gate honours the 70000 British Indian Army personnel who died in the First World War. After the war of 1972, a tiny memorial called the “Amar Jawan Jyoti” was built, consisting of a black marble pedestal, an upside-down weapon, a soldier’s helmet, and four everlasting flames. This building honours the unidentified soldiers who gave their lives in the line of duty.
Take a visit of Qutub Minar, the world’s highest brick minaret, after lunch. This 73-meter-high UNESCO World Heritage Site is a 5-story building with a tapering shape, meaning that as we go up in height, the minaret’s circle gets less. Qutub-Ud-Din-Aibak, who founded the Delhi Sultanate, began building the monument. Firoz Shah Tughlaq, Sher Shah Suri, and other builders added to it.
Transfer to the airport, catch a flight to Varanasi, and then take a taxi to your accommodation.
One of the oldest towns in the world, Varanasi has long been revered by Buddhists and Hindus who see it as a sacred place.
Additionally, as Varanasi is known for its silk, you may go to a weaving facility. You may buy silk and silk-related goods, as well as watch a live demonstration of silk weaving.
Visit the well-known Ganges ghats in the evening to see and participate in the Aarti, or River Ganges prayer, which is accompanied by the calming sounds of mellow hymns and the breathtaking sight of oil lamps floating in the river as a backdrop.
Today’s activities will begin with a morning boat cruise on the revered Ganges. It is said that washing and swimming in this holy river purifies the soul and flushes out one’s previous transgressions. Later, take a quick stroll around the ancient Varanasi’s winding streets to discover many hidden treasures and daily life.
In the morning, on this historical and classical India tour, we go to Sarnath to see a Buddhist stupa. According to legend, Gautam Buddha delivered his first sermon at the town of Sarnath, from which point Buddhism spread all over the world. Buddhists from all over the globe travel to Sarnath as a popular pilgrimage site.
Transfer to the airport, then board a flight to Khajuraho, often known as the Land of Kama Sutra, from Varanasi.
help and transportation to the hotel upon arrival. Visit the Western and Eastern Group of Temples, a collection of Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist temples, as we continue our historical tour of India. While the nagara-style architecture of these temples is well-known, they are most recognised for its sensual sculptures depicting various sexual positions from the Kama Sutra.
Afterwards, go to the quaint village of Orchha after eating breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Betwa River’s numerous stunning cenotaphs as well as well-known landmarks including Orchha Palace, Jahangir Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple, and Ram Raja Temple.
The facade of the Ram Raja temple is straightforward and simple, with a row of windows and domes running along its summit. It is built on a square base. The Jahangir Mahal, a stunning example of Mughal architecture, is constructed on a square base and has a circular tower with a dome at each corner.
Later, board the Jhansi to Agra Shatabdi Express. You will be met upon arrival in Agra and driven to the hotel. Your trip on the Classical India Tour is currently travelling in the direction of the Taj Mahal, a historic symbol of love.
Any journey to Agra would be completed without seeing the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, which is located in Agra. As a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan constructed the Taj Mahal.
The architecture of the Taj Mahal exemplifies both Persian and Mughal influences. The tomb’s construction consists of a central marble dome, four white marble minarets, and smaller surrounding domes. Arabic and Islamic calligraphy, plant motifs, Persian poetry calligraphy, marble lattice, and reflecting tiles are all used to decorate the Taj Mahal’s walls.
After seeing one of the seven wonders of the world, visit Agra Fort, which housed several Mughal emperors and served as their headquarters of operations. It is 94 acres in size, semi-circular in shape, parallel to the Yamuna River, and has 70-foot high walls.
Today, travel to Jaipur from Agra, stopping along the way to see the derelict castle Fatehpur Sikri, which was formerly the seat of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Visit the Bulund Darwaza, Salim Chisti’s Tomb, the Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas, among other locations in Fatehpur Sikri. The 55-meter-high Bulund Darwaza is located in the mosque’s south wall.
After lunch, make a pit break at Abhaneri, a little town 95 kilometres (km) ahead of Jaipur that is renowned for the Chand Baori, one of India’s deepest and biggest step-wells. Once in Jaipur, take a transport to your accommodation. On the traditional India Tour, the adventure keeps on.
Engage on a daylong adventure in Jaipur, the Pink City. Explore Rajasthan’s culture, traditions, and regal past by first visiting the Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, and City Palace.
The Amber Fort is renowned for its Hindu creative style of building and is located in Amber Town, which is around 11 miles from Jaipur City. Amber Fort, which looks out over Maota Lake, has large ramparts, a network of gates, and cobbled roads.
It consists of the Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khaas, Sheesh Mahal, also known as the Palace of Mirrors, and the Sukh Niwas, where the air flowing over the lake creates a calm, natural eco-system.
Check out of the hotel on schedule, then travel in luxury to the airport in Delhi to catch the flight that will take you back home. Our tour of the historical, classical India comes to an end here.