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Amalgam of Indian spirituality

Indian monuments of spiritual history trace the past of religions in this country. India is a land of diverse culture and consequently secularity in all forms is maintained here. Religion has remained the milieu of Indian civilization in all the ages and the history of this country is associated with history of religions. Years of Indian history replicate the fruition of numerous religions that swayed utmost and perished down. Nevertheless, such religions have left behind its footsteps through consecrated homes. These monuments display the affluent religious past of the country and present a fascinating example of prehistoric architectural brilliance.

This 17 Days and 16 Nights itinerary is an extraordinary journey of discovering spirituality through visiting several historical religious centers to sense the aroma of religious life persistent in India. Through exploring these monuments, a spiritual tourist can witness new thoughts and new perceptions of different religions like Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Baha'i, Buddhists, etc.

Day 01: Departure from your home country

Depart Delhi from your home country.

Day 02 : Delhi

On arrival in Delhi, meet our representative who will transfer you to your pre booked hotel. Check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure. An overnight stay in the hotel in Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi - Full day Sightseeing

In the morning after breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of Delhi. Start with a rickshaw ride to the Jama Masjid, India's largest Mosque and pass through the bustling streets of the Chandi Chowk market. Later, continue to the Raj Ghat — Mahatma Ghandi's moving cremation site. After lunch, we will go for excursion to the Qutub Minar, the oldest Muslim monument in India, and to the nearby Baha'i Lotus Temple, with its faiths tenets of the oneness of god, the oneness of religions and the oneness of mankind.
Later return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 04 : Morning excursion and afternoon train to Amritsar

After breakfast in the morning, we will visit the shrine of the Sufi saint Nizamuddin Chisti, who believed in growing closer to God through renunciation of the world and service to humanity. Also, we will be visiting the Humayun's Tomb near the shrine. Later in the afternoon, we will take train Amritsar Shatabdi and reach Amritsar.

Day 05 : Golden Temple Tour, Jallianwala Bagh and Wagah Boarder

Today, we will be visiting the spectacular Sikh Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of Sikhism, and learn about every Sikh's goal to build a close loving relationship with God. Later, we will be visiting the poignant Jallianwala Bagh, where General Dyer massacred unarmed Indians in 1919. In the evening, we will be visiting the Wagha boarder. Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 06 : Shrine visits, overnight train to Mathura

In the morning, we will visit the nearby Sikh shrines of Tarn Taran to see the many historical Gurudwaras and to Goindwal, the first ever place of Sikh pilgrimage. An overnight train ride in Golden Temple in 2nd AC sleeper to Mathura.

Day 07 : Mathura temple visit

In the morning, we will Mathura. Check in at the hotel. Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and one of the 7 most sacred pilgrimage cities for Hindus. In the afternoon, we will visit the temples in Mathura and Vrindaban where myth says Lord Krishna spent part of his childhood.
Enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel in Mathura.

Day 08 : Visits to Gokul and Goverdhan

Today, we will visit the villages of Gokul, where Lord Krishna was brought up in secret by his foster Mother, Yashoda, and Goverdhan another important pilgrimage centre. After exploring the place, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 09 : Bharatpur

In the morning, we will drive to Bharatpur. Here, we will be visiting the bird sanctuary of Bharatpur. Over 300 species of birds live in the small sanctuary, developed by the local Royal family originally as a hunting reserve. Enjoy a night stay at Laxmi Vilas Palace.

Day 10 : To Agra via Fatehpur Sikri

Today in the morning, we will drive to Agra via Sikri. Later, we will visit Taj Mahal in Agra to see the beautiful Mausoleum covered in a soft pink hue as the sun's rays caress the stone. Later, we will wander the vast Agra Fort built by successive Mughal Emperors to emphasise their wealth and might. Also, we will visit the Tomb of Itimadu Dauala — a master piece in marble stone carving. An overnight at in the hotel in Agra.

Day 11 : Overnight train to Varanasi

The day is free for leisure. In the evening, we will take an overnight train ride in Magadh Express in 1st AC (2325-0725 hrs) to Varanasi.

Day 12 : Varanasi and Sarnath

In the morning, arrive at Varanasi. In the afternoon, we will take a journey to Sarnath where the Lord Buddha preached his first discourse, and see the Stupas, ancient and modern Temples and Ashoka's Pillar.

Day 13 : Varanasi

Today morning, enjoy a boat ride at Ganges river. As the dawn mists rise on the Holy River Ganges, glide silently on a boat to see the devout come to bathe and pray. In the afternoon, proceed for city tour and enjoy a rikshaw ride in the evening. Later, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay in Varanasi.

Day 14 : To Bodhgaya

Today, we will drive to Bodhgaya. An overnight stay at the hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 15 : Bodhgaya Temple visit

The day is fixed to explore the Bodhgaya temple. It is one of the most holy of places where the Lord Buddha gained enlightenment. We will visit the magnificent Mahabodhi Temple and see the wonderful sculpture of Lord Buddha in the "touching the ground pose", (bhumisparsha mudra), in the exact place where he found enlightenment with his back to the Bodhi tree.
Later return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 16 : Overnight train to Delhi

The day is free for leisure in Bodhgaya to spend time in personal meditation and reflexion. An overnight air-conditioned 1st class sleeper train journey in Sealdah Rajdahni (2255-1020 hrs) to Delhi.

Day 17 : International Departure

On arrival in Delhi, transfer to the hotel and rest of the day is free for leisure perhaps for shopping. An overnight stay at the hotel. Late night transfer to the airport to catch the fight for onwards destination.

Tour & services Ends.

Rates are valid from 01 Oct 2016 to 31 Mar 2017 (Below Cost based on Per Person Basis.)*
No. of Pax Budget Hotels Standard Hotels Deluxe Hotels Luxury Hotels
02 Pax INR 48185 INR 52153 INR 67218 INR 81248
04 Pax INR 37548 INR 41515 INR 56580 INR 70610
05 - 09 Pax INR 36800 INR 40768 INR 55833 INR 69863
The Above Cost Includes:
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis
  • Daily breakfast
  • All applicable govt taxes
  • Ac vehicle for all transfers & intercity travel
  • English speaking guide during the city tour
  • Ac chair car train ticket for Delhi- Amritsar
  • 2nd ac train ticket for Amritsar-Mathura, Agra-Varanasi & Bodhgaya-Delhi
  • All the arrival and departure transfer with company representative
  • Complete transportation with an English speaking chauffer
  • Driver Allowance
  • Toll Taxes and Parking
  • State taxes
  • Fuel
  • All the currently applicable taxes
The Above Cost Doesn't Includes:
  • Monument fees
  • Meals except then breakfast
  • Tips, Laundry, Phone calls
  • Any other expenses not mentioned above.
Rates are valid from 01 Oct 2016 to 31 Mar 2017 (Below Cost based on Per Person Basis.)*
No. of Pax Budget Hotels Standard Hotels Deluxe Hotels Luxury Hotels
02 Pax USD 803 USD 869 USD 1120 USD 1354
04 Pax USD 626 USD 692 USD 943 USD 1177
05 - 09 Pax USD 613 USD 679 USD 931 USD 1164
The Above Cost Includes:
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis
  • Daily breakfast
  • All applicable govt taxes
  • Ac vehicle for all transfers & intercity travel
  • English speaking guide during the city tour
  • Ac chair car train ticket for Delhi- Amritsar
  • 2nd ac train ticket for Amritsar-Mathura, Agra-Varanasi & Bodhgaya-Delhi
  • All the arrival and departure transfer with company representative
  • Complete transportation with an English speaking chauffer
  • Driver Allowance
  • Toll Taxes and Parking
  • State taxes
  • Fuel
  • All the currently applicable taxes
The Above Cost Doesn't Includes:
  • Monument fees
  • Meals except then breakfast
  • Tips, Laundry, Phone calls
  • Any other expenses not mentioned above.
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