Classical India Guided Tour
Experience the real India, by embarking on an unforgettable journey with inspiring India Tours. Specialising in authentic cultural adventures, spiritual tours and healing journeys that will renew your sense of well being and adventure, our tours set you on a journey that you will never want to end. India is a kaleidoscope of cultures. It is said that after every five miles language and culture in India changes. This cultural heritage has been handed down from generation to generation and has been preserved very carefully. In Classical India Tour, traveller enjoy the guided tour to India & explore its incredible destinations like Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Orchha, Khajuraho & Varanasi. All destinations are full of cultural and architectural tradition. This cultural tour in India allow you to catch a glimpse of the diverse culture of India. This cultural tour of India takes you back to a bygone era and allows you to relive history again.test
- DURATION 11 Nights & 12 Days
- START CITY Delhi
- END CITY Delhi
- TYPE OF TRIP Cultural & Historical
- Historic Delhi, India’s Capital city.
- Great Forts & Palaces of Jaipur, the pink city.
- TAJ MAHAL, Agra, wonder of the World.
- Bustling bazaars & interaction with colorful friendly people.
- Elephant Ride at UNESCO World Heritage-Amber Fort-Jaipur.
- Sex Temple of Khajuraho.
- Varanasi – A Historic Holy City also Known as the City of Lights.
Arrive at Delhi’s international airport a representative will be waiting for you outside the EXIT gate of arrival terminal, holding a placard of your name. Met upon arrival and transfer to your hotel & will escort you to make your hotel check-in smooth & faster for overnight stay. Overnight stay in hotel.
India’s capital city, Delhi, is a unique and fascinating blend of two very different cities, each with its own distinctive flavour and character. No visit to India is complete without visiting these two complementary halves of its capital city - Delhi, both Old and New.
In morning after breakfast at hotel, proceed to visit Old Delhi with Jama Mosque (largest mosque of India was built in 1656 AD by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan) & later enjoy Cycle Rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk “Silver Market” to get one of the most amazing experiences of life ever, later explore historical Red Fort & Raj Ghat (It is the memorial of the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is the place where Gandhi ji was cremated).
Afternoon: Enjoy the visit of modern New Delhi with UNESCO Heritage Site Qutab Minar (the World’s tallest free standing minaret & it has five distinct storeys with the height of 72.5 Meter), one more UNESCO Heritage Site - Humayuns’ Tomb is a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture. Drive past India Gate, the city’s World War I war memorial, the President’s residence, Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings, all designed by Lutyens. Overnight stay in hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur. Jaipur is a city of history and tradition, dating back to its foundation in the 17th century by Sawai Jai Singh, from whom it derives its name. Jai Sing meticulously planned the civic layout of Jaipur, with wide roads and impressive architecture, all of which is painted pink to this day. Jaipur is almost equidistant from Delhi and Agra, and forms part of the famed Golden Triangle, which so many visitors to north India take. On arrival, check in Hotel & relax. Overnight stay in hotel.
After breakfast: A brief photography stop at the famed Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds, drive out of town, to visit Amber Fort. Visitors can walk or go on elephant back up to the entrance of this romantic, traditional Rajasthani Fort, setting the mood for a visit to the dramatic, hill-top fortress.
Afternoon: The half-day city tour begins at the historic City Palace, a huge, sprawling complex, covering almost a seventh of the walled part of Jaipur. The palace is still home to the erstwhile royal family, who live in one section, while the rest has been converted into a museum. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar, the largest stone observatory in the world. There are 17 large instruments, many of them still in working order. Overnight stay in hotel.
After breakfast leave for Agra, En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri. The abandoned, ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri lies some 40 km from Agra. The city is remarkably well-preserved, and visitors can see the Jama Masjid, the tomb of Salim Chisti, and several palaces. On arrival in Agra, check in hotel & relax. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight at the Hotel.
Early morning visit to witness incomparable Taj Mahal with it's speculative view at the time of sunrise, the white marble tomb built in 22 years (1631 – 1653) by the Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved Queen Mumtaz . Over 20,000 craftsman from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy laboured for 22 years to build this masterpiece. (closed on Friday). Taj Mahal one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. It's a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone - undoubtedly the highlight of the tour. After that back to hotel for shower & have healthy leisure breakfast. Later we start second round of sightseeing with visit to Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort, which lies, across the river Yamuna. Also enjoy the visit of Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb, often described as a "jewel box", sometimes called the "Baby Taj”. Overnight at the Hotel.
After breakfast at Hotel, you will be transferred to Agra railway station to board your train for Jhansi by Shatabdi Express Meeting and assistance on arrival at Jhansi railway station and drive to Orcha and lunch at Resort.
Orchha has a medieval town atmosphere attached to it. The Betwa River quietly flows by the town. The 16th century palaces & temples built by its Bundela rulers appear to be suspended in time. Visits to Orchha Fort, Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal & Ram Raja temple. Overnight stay in hotel.
After Breakfast at Hotel, drive to the small town of Khajuraho in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is famous for its complex of exquisite Hindu and Jain temples. The 9th and 10th century’s temples are famous for their sensual and erotic carvings, which depict the whole range of human emotions and relationships, as well as exquisite carvings of gods and goddesses.
Afternoon: We start our Half day visit with the western group & the Eastern Group of temples, which are an interesting mix of Hindu and Jain temples. Evening enjoy light and sound show. The 50-minute fascinating show is held in every evening and it runs in Hindi and in English. The first show is in English that starts at 6.30 pm. Overnight stay in hotel.
In morning enjoy leisure breakfast at hotel & afternoon you will check out and transferred to Khajuraho airport to board your flight for Varanasi. Meeting and assistance on arrival at Varanasi airport and transferred to Hotel.
Varanasi is one of India’s most important religious and pilgrimage sites. Every Hindu dreams of visiting the city at least once in their lives. situated on the banks of the River Ganges.
Evening Ganges tour
To experience Varanasi intimately, you have to visit the ghats, preferably in the evening. A leisurely rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes and bylanes of the city takes you down to the river, where the temples and ghats are lit with oil-lamps and candles. Participate or wetness to a collective prayer ceremony, known as an Aarti, and watch the floating oil-lamps on the Ganges. Overnight stay in hotel.
After breakfast start sightseeing of city, Visit some of the most important temples in this holy city, including the Bharat Mata Mandir, which was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, and the Durga Temple, and then drive past the beautiful Tulsi Manas Temple. Later drive through the campus of the Benaras Hindu University, Asia’s largest residential university, covering 5 kilometres. On the campus, visit the New Vishwanath Temple. (Optional: one can also visit the excellent collection of miniature paintings housed in the Bhat Kala Bhavan)
Afternoon we will take a short excursion to Sarnath where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon after attaining Nirvana. Our local guide will escort us around the site and explain the concepts of Buddhism from its early founding. Presently located at Sarnath, the Tibetan Institute has a rare collection of Buddhist texts, Tibetan manuscripts and other journals. Overnight stay in hotel.
Morning Ganges tour
Experience the soul and spirit of Varanasi during an early morning boat excursion on the holy River Ganges. The city has about 100 ghats, each marked by a lingam and from the river, we will see the bathing ghats, as well as the cremation ghats. Later back to hotel for breakfast. Later in time of your flight transferred to Varanasi airport to board your flight for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, you will be received by our representative & transfer to Hotel.
Following breakfast, you’ll head for Delhi International Airport to leave for the journey home as per your flight schedule.