Magnificent Tour of Incredible India

Magnificent Tour of Incredible India

TripGrade: Easy
An Easy Grade Trip - as the name suggests if a trek not that difficulties to trek around. This trip reaches up to 3000 meters high in altitude. The trails will not be that rugged and are highly suitable for family trips. The trips are generally around of a week or little bit more.

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16 Days

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Private Vehicle / Flight

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All Year Round

Magnificent Tour of Incredible India - Mumbai, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi grants you the chance to explore the busy streets of Mumbai, Rajasthan’s Majestic City Palace, the Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi, village of Delwara, Jain Temples of Jodhpur, ride an elephant to Amber Fort, City Palace of Jaipur, the spirituality of Varanasi, impressive Taj Mahal and ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri.

 

Highlights of Magnificent Tour of Incredible India

  • Stunning sandstone and marble art.
  • Ancient temples and palaces.
  • Monument of Love: Taj Mahal.
  • Holy and mythical Places of India.
  • Attractive excursion to temples villages and scenic spots.
  • Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi, the village of Delwara, Jain Temples of Jodhpur, ride an elephant to Amber Fort and so on.

The exquisite art of sandstone and marble carvings displays the notion to give a touch to the stone wall of the temples dated back to 734 AD. At Eklingji, you will be surrounded by the vast collection of 108 ancient temples built to commemorate the blessings of Lord Shiva. While your private tour guide reveals all the historical information about the temples, you will be tranquilized by the rich history that once breathed life into one of the most spiritual places in the world.

The magical beauty of this trip The best way to explore amazing and fascinating art and architecture within the different temples. Apart from the traditional touch, you will get to see the busy and modern lifestyle of the people in the city area. The blend of ancient touch preserved in the modern era is simply amazing.

 

Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrival in Mumbai
Day 02: Full Day sightseeing of Mumbai
Day 03: From Maharashtra to Rajasthan
Day 04: Full Day Sightseeing of Udaipur
Day 05: Drive to Jodhpur
Day 06: Sightseeing of Palaces and Forts
Day 07: Drive to Jaipur
Day 08: Full Day Sightseeing of Jaipur
Day 09: Drive to Agra.
Day 10: Sightseeing of Agra
Day 11: Drive to Delhi - City of Ghats
Day 12: Religious Visit
Day 13: Sightseeing of Mighty Ganges
Day 14: Fly to Delhi
Day 15: Full Day sightseeing of Delhi
Day 16: Concluding the Journey

Starting Price

USD 999 per person

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Mumbai

Departure from: Delhi

Day 1

Arrival in Mumbai

Once you reach Mumbai, you will be greeted by our representative from Adventure Mission Nepal at the airport to escort you to the Hotel. After short refreshment at the hotel, explore the surrounding place.

Day 2

Full Day sightseeing of Mumbai

The 2nd day is a full day tour of Mumbai. It is the best way to experience the financial hub of India at an easy pace. The tour covers all the famous places of Mumbai, provided on the traveler’s itinerary list such as the Gateway of India, St. Thomas Cathedral, Prince of Wales Museum, Bombay University, Oval Maidan, Town Hall, Victoria Terminus, Crawford Market, Marine Drive, Chowpatty beach, Mani Bhavan, Malabar Hill, Hanging Gardens and lastly the Dhobi Ghat.

Day 3

From Maharashtra to Rajasthan

The 3rd day begins with a transfer to Mumbai Airport. The flight will transfer you to the Udaipur. The flight will take approximately 2 hours to reach the destination. Once you land in Udaipur, you will meet our representative from Adventure Mission Nepal, who will escort you to the hotel.

On the same day, you begin your journey with a visit to Eklingji, located 12 miles north of Udaipur. It features the complex of 108 ancient temples, built from sandstone and marbles. The main temple on the site was built in 737 AD in honor of the memory of Lord Shiva. After that, you will visit Nagda, a place known for the 10th-century temples. Another attraction is the Jain Temple of Adbudji, which now lays waste but showcases traditional architecture. Then a visit to Sas Bahu Temple displaying fine carvings. The nearby lake is the famous site, where many temples are submerged in the lake.

Next stop is a visit to Majestic White City Palace, built from granite and marble. The palace is surrounded by the walls, overlooking the Pichola Lake on the other side of the walls. The Palace also houses Garden of the Maids of Honor with extensive lawns and shady walks. The garden was built in honor of 48 young ladies, which were sent to the royal house as part of the dowry. The garden is full of fountains, pools, kiosks and marble elephants. The crystal gallery of Fateh Prakash Palace features some of the astonishing collection of crystals in the form of tables, sofa sets, dining table, dressers, fountains, beds and exclusive jewel studded carpets.

Day 4

Full Day Sightseeing of Udaipur

The day begins with a drive of 28 km northeast of Udaipur at Devi Garh. The drive takes around 45 minutes from the city. The fort is surrounded by lush green fields and mountains from the three sides, overlooking the village of Delwara on the remaining side. The 18h century fort is as magical as it can get to display the ramparts of domes, turrets and balconies, revealing the inverse interior that is quite breathtaking and imposing grandeur at its best. Followed by a boat ride to Lake Pichola.

Day 5

Drive to Jodhpur

In the morning, you will be transferred to Jodhpur, around 270kms from Udaipur. En route, you will visit Ranakpur Jain Temple. The temple is quite a famous landmark among Jains owing to its popularity and the superior decorations and sculptures. It is one of the holiest places in India. The temple is located on the banks of the river Maghai, isolated by the mountains further enhancing its beauty. The main Chaumukha temple was created in 1439, in the honor of the first Enlightened One, Adinatha Rishabdeva. The temple reveals the origin back to the reign of Rana Kumbha. The temple is erected on a raised platform, surrounded by 66 shrines. It also has 1444 carved pillars, unique to each other.

Day 6

Sightseeing of Palaces and Forts

On this day, you will visit the most prominent building of Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort, which was constructed in 1459. The fort is located on the distant height of 400 feet above the city, enclosed by thick walls. Inside the walls, there are several palaces known for its carvings and courtyards. Jaswant Thada resides next to the Mehrangarh Fort complex. It is the royal structure made from the white marble. It was built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Umaid Bhawan Palace is built of marble and pink sandstone. The village life of Rajasthan can be easily identified in the Bishnoi village.

The Bishnoi community is the collection of traditional villages, accessible through jeep. The village displays the traditional local handicrafts such as shoes, durries, pottery, and hand weaving. This is the best opportunity to interact with the locals and get accustomed to their lifestyle. En route, you will have a chance to catch the wildlife. You can be lucky enough to witness spot black buck, chinkaras and peacocks around the far corners of the countryside.

Day 7

Drive to Jaipur

The next city is Jaipur with a drive of approximately 5 hours.

The city was created in 1727, which was known to house the royal and noble families of Rajput of Jaipur. The city is best known for its craftsmen and artisans. The traditions have been passed down from generation to generation till the modern day and are still considered as the craft capital of India. Highly prized items are still created using traditional methods. These craftsmen and artisans can be seen creating handicrafts in the areas of Ghat Darwaza and Vishcehswar Ji. In the evening, you can take the pleasure of walking down the streets and savor some of the local delicacies such as pakoras, aloo tikki, samosa and ladoos from the most famous street vendors. You can watch the local artisan perfecting their art in paintings, smithy, and dye experts. Another stop is the visit to Hawa Mahal, which is also called the Palace of the Winds around two and a half hour walk.

Day 8

Full Day Sightseeing of Jaipur

The day begins with the guided tour of Jaipur along with the company of an expert guide. The tour initiates at Amber Fort and City Palace of Jaipur, the Observatory and Hawa Mahal. The Amber Fort was built in 1592, which remained as a citadel of Kachhawala Rulers until they shift their capital to Jaipur in 1727. The monumental fort was created by Maharaja Man Singh 1 from the remains of the 11th-century fort. The city palace of Jaipur was home to the rulers from the first half of the 18th century. The City Palace famously depicts the fusion of Rajput and Mughal Architecture. Today, the part of the palace is converted into a museum for the public, while the other half still remains the home of the Maharaja. The observatory of Jaipur is listed as the World Heritage Site which displays "an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period". The observatory is also the home to the Jantar Mantar monument, famously known for its interactive astronomical instruments, built from stones and marble. The resounding Hawa Mahal- Palace of Winds was built in 1799, has become quite the icon of the city, revealing immense beauty in pink exterior and mesmerizing windows and balconies. The successive windows and balconies were designed so that the veiled ladies of the harem could catch a glimpse of the bazaar and streets while hiding themselves from the crowd. Even today, the view from the windows in unexplainable.

One of the most iconic moments of the tour is the ride of the Elephant safari. You can enjoy the ride of safari upon the arrival of Aravali forest surrounding the camp. The trip of the elephant leads to the village, hills and ancient monuments. You can observe the astonishing wildlife in a chance to encounter antelopes and jackals. There are some leopards in the part of jungles, it is a rare sight to witness them. Sometimes, you can catch a glimpse of a hyena or a wolf.

Day 9

Drive to Agra

You will be escorted from Jaipur to Agra in a private vehicle. En route, you will take a halt at the ancient ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. The city was also called as City of Victory, built in the late 16th century by Emperor Akbar. It served as the capital of Mughal Empire for 10 years. It includes one of the largest mosques of India, the Jama Masjid.

Day 10

Sightseeing of Agra

On this day, the guide will escort you on a guided tour of the Taj Mahal. Perhaps, the most iconic monument in the world was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan during the Mughal era. The wonder is completely made from white marble. It is the stunning display of the symbol of love. The sheer sight of the monument displays the unique beauty of love in the air. The monument was built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his love Queen Mumtaz Mahal. There is also a visit to Agra Fort which is built from red sandstone and marble. This stunning architecture sits on the banks of the river Yamuna, located two kilometers northwest of Taj Mahal by Mughals during the late 15th century.

Day 11

Drive to Delhi - City of Ghats

You will be transferred to Delhi with a drive of approximately 4 hours. From Delhi, take a flight to Varanasi. The flight almost lasts around 90 minutes. On reaching Varanasi, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Day 12

Religious Visit

The 12th day commences with a guided tour of Sarnath. It is located 5 miles from Varanasi. The place is the deer park, where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma preachings. Sarnath is one of the four holy Buddhist sites personally sanctioned by Lord Buddha. There is also Dharmekh Stupa within the ruins. It is astounding 128 feet high, 93-foot large marvel. The site was created by Emperor Asoka in 249 BC. The site is also known for other Buddhist erection in the vicinity during the 3rd and the 11th century.

The Aarti is the religious ceremony, offered in the form of prayers to honor the gods. The aarti commences with the lighting the fire in the lamp. The lamp wick is soaked in ghee and lit to commemorate their devotion to god. Prayers are sung while the aarti is performed. The word represents its Sanskrit roots which means ‘presenting the devotion in the form of highest love for God’. The first origins of the ceremony can be traced back in Rig Vedas, an earlier scripture of Hinduism. The Aarti is the wonderful sight on the banks of the river Ganges, making it simply tranquilizing and rejuvenating during the evening. The tour also includes a boat ride to view the magical experience from the water.

Day 13

Sightseeing of Mighty Ganges

You will be guided through the daunting waters of Ganges on the private boat with the company of an expert guide. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi is the most visited attractions by millions of pilgrims every year. It is believed that taking a dip in one of the Ghats can absolve from all the sins of a lifetime. Many pilgrims are seen swimming and bathing near funeral sites of the riverside temples. This is one of the weirdest moments, only the brave can experience it.

Strolling through the streets and a boat ride of the Ganges will give you the insight of the cultural life of the people of Varanasi. As further, the tour progresses, you will come across the Bengali Tola, the street of the Bengalis, a place for Mother Goddess Kali shrines. The tour then follows up with the historic ritual bathing site called Dashaswamedh. It is also called as the ten horse sacrifice Ghat. It is the perfect way to end the Riverside tour.

This is a mythical place which holds many beliefs. As said ‘One can survive everything, except death’. In India, death is the part of life and after death, there are many rituals and ceremonies performed to honor the dead. The next one is Manikarnika Ghat, where you can witness the ritual post-death that Hindu perform. Hindus believe in rebirth and hence follow the rituals in order for the soul to resurrect in another life. It is said to be the karma, where the departed soul needs to be at peace. The tour guide will completely acquaint you with the Hindu rituals and ceremonies. The complete experience will take around 4 hours of travel time.

Day 14

Fly to Delhi

You will be transferred to the airport to catch a flight to Delhi. The flight duration is about 90 minutes.

Delhi is known for many reasons. The capital of the country is nothing less than a majestic fusion of the ancient world and the modern world. It is one of the best places to buy textiles, jewelry, shoes, bags, leather, carpets and handicrafts, traditional and Indian art. If you prefer a modern style, world-renowned designer shops are available in Delhi. The city is separated in Old and New Delhi, each depicting the past and present glory. Old Delhi is specifically famous for shopping and enjoys the ambiance of local life. The sideways perfectly gives amazing opportunities for shopping. One of the famous locations in the Janpath, where shopping is at its best. CCIE is another stop to explore the handicrafts of India. Baba Kharak Singh Marg is another landmark famous for its state handicraft emporiums, providing an excellent view of the art of painting, woodcarving, sculpting and many more. Other famous shopping destinations are Hauz Khas Village, Dilli Haat, and Lajpat Nagar. Apart from this, Delhi also offers a modern and unique shopping options with best designers brand around the world.

Day 15

Full Day sightseeing of Delhi

In the final days of the journey, you will be escorted to the guided tour of the Old and New Delhi, revealing all the monuments and holy sites within the vicinity. New Delhi was designed during the British Colonial era. The tour begins with Laxmi Narayan Temple, a Hindu Temple, and India Gate, a 42 meter high War memorial arch. En route, you will witness the Parliament House, the Secretariat buildings and the Vice Regal Palace-now the residence of the President of India. Then you will visit The Red Fort, a famous monument was once a palace of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The Red Fort hosts many events and occasions, even today. The outer walls of the Fort are 1.5 miles long and the height of the walls varies from 60 to 110 feet. In the nearby vicinity, stand the Qutub Minar, considered to be the tallest minaret in the world. The next stop is the Humayun’s Tomb, which is a complex building representing Mughal architecture. The complex is a World Heritage Site and one of the first type of Mughal era architecture. It clearly represents the mirror image of Taj Mahal of Agra.

Day 16

Concluding the Journey

Although, it is a sad moment for us to say goodbye however a representative from Adventure Mission Nepal (AMN) will drop you at the airport and takes the feedback of the trip. Hope to see you again in next holidays!!

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All Transfer on a private A/C vehicle, as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Airfares (Mumbai- Jaipur- Agra- Varanasi- Delhi) as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Accommodation Twin/ DBL sharing as per itinerary
  • Guide fees
  • All Taxes

Whats Not Included

  • International Airfares and Taxes
  • Indian Visa Fee
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner) and Beverages
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, tips to guide and driver, liquor, etc.)
  • Any costs occurred under unavoidable circumstances (flight delay or cancellation, road blockade, etc.)


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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