14-Day Spiritual North India: Rajasthan & Ganges
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
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- Day 1
Upon arrival at India Gandhi International Airport, you are greeted by a private representative and escorted to the hotel. After a brief introduction of your India tour, you will check in to have some free time on your own to adjust to the new time zone.
- Day 2
After breakfast, your private guide will join you for a Delhi highlights tour to passing by those city landmarks of India Gate, President's House, Parliament House & Government Secretariat Buildings. Continue to visit to the Humayun’s tomb, which tells story of a great era. Later take a visit the 800-year-old Qutub Minar, known as India’s largest Minaret. And finish the day with an insight into the divine Laxmi Narayan Temple and Lotus Temple.
- Day 3
Take flight to holy city of Varanasi in the morning, where the Ganges River is the hub of life. Leisure in the afternoon to indulge into the life and bustle around the river is something you can miss, or dip into the river to soak up the inner calm of River Ganges.
In the evening, witness the spiritual Evening Ganga Aarti, in which priests perform rituals to honor the holy river and Gods. It’s a spectacular experience of a life time.
- Day 4
Get up early to catch the amazing spectacle of sunrise on Ganges River and stroll along those narrow lanes of Bengali Tola area to blend with the local people. Later, enjoy an ultimate Indian Yoga Class. In the afternoon, visit Sarnath (The Deer Park) where the Buddha preached his first sermon, before going to Sanarth Museum (closed on Friday) for Buddhist art and culture.
- Day 5
This morning is free at leisure before you heading to the airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, be greeted and transferred to Agra directly. The rest of the day is yours to relax or explore the city in your way.
- Day 6
Taj Mahal is one does not need words. Just indulge yourself in the beauty and romantic history of Taj Mahal in the early morning to avoid the crowds and heat in daytime. Continue to discover the palatial Royal Pavilions at the red sandstone Agra Fort for a glimpse of the royal Mughal lifestyle. After sightseeing, you will be welcomed by a local family and enjoy an authentic Indian lunch with your host. Try Masala Chai (Indian Spice Milk Tea) and you will fall in love with it immediately. It’s a real insight into life of India.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 7
Drive east to Jaipur this morning. Roam around the former royal city of Fatehpur Sikri (about 1.5 hrs drive) en-route. Proceed to Jaipur (about 3.5 hrs drive) to check in and overnight.
- Day 8
After breakfast, explore the hillside Amber Fort, a magnificent example of Royal Rajathan. And immerse into the glorious past of India at the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors). Stop at façade of the pink Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) for picture opportunity. Continue to the City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar - the unbelievable timeless timepieces that still in service today.
After apply the Mehandi (Henna Painting) on your hands and learn how to dress an Indian Saree of different color and materials. It’s great for those looking for an authentic experience.
- Day 9
Drive to the desert oasis of Pushkar this morning (about 3 hours drive), a town that clings to the side of the divine Pushkar Lake. You will walk around the lake to experience the peaceful and quiet, where pilgrims and sadhus come to pay their respect. Continue to visit the Brahma Temple, the only temple in the world for Hindus to worship the Lord Brahma.
- Day 10
After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur (about 4 hours drive). Upon arrival, step into the well maintained Meherangarh Fort, a massive complex standing at the hillside overlooking the old city of Jodhpur and the imposing Jaswant Thada, where the true Rajput culture and style settles the history.
Note: We suggest you take the optional activity- Flying Fox that you will enjoy the amazing views of the Fort by the zip tour
- Day 11
Today a jeep safari will take you to the rural Bishnoi Village, a nice break from the forts and temples. And then follow the winding narrow alleys at Clock Tower to explore the local markets which is full of textiles, silver and handicrafts.
- Day 12
Ranakpur is a little village tucked away in the Aravalli hills between Udaipur and Jodhpur (about 2 hours drive). The tour today brings you to one of the biggest and most important clusters of Jain temples in India. Built in marble and supported by over 1444 exquisitely carved marble pillars with no two of which are alike. Head to Udaipur (about 4 hours drive) after the tour.
- Day 13
This morning, you first wander through the markets and bazaars to visit the Jagdish Temple and admire the royal heritage City Palace. After, take a serene boat ride on Lake Pichola (1 hour), before heading for the Garden of the Maids of Honour and Folk Art Museum. You will finish your day by an unforgettable sunset visit to the Sajjan Garh Palace (Monsoon Palace).
- Day 14
Enjoy a free morning before heading to the airport for the flight to Delhi or Mumbai to connect your onward flight.
Reviews about This Tour
This tour rating 5 out of 5 based on 27 reviews.
Jaswant, made the trip fun and did all the work in keeping us on a schedule. Jaswant knew our schedule better than we did. It was one less thing for us to worry about.
Kyle had the difficult challenge of creating a tailor-made tour program for us which he provided as a confirmation letter which we called an itinerary. Kyle even recommended the best international flights.
We had no trouble finding the My Odyssey tourist representative at the Delhi airport. We were introduced to our driver Jaswant and given business cards, and contract information for Jaswant, and for local contract persons for the Odyssey tours. It was a nice touch to receive check up calls from Odyssey throughout the trip as we entered difference regions. The hotels were clean and staff were helpful and informative. It's not often that one gets a phone call asking how the room is? Not in my experience anyway.
We enjoyed the PushKar camel fair and the safari tour. For the tiger safari we were taken out to three different areas, one hilly, one forest, one lakes.
What People Say
- Qutub Minar
- Sunrise on Ganges River
- Evening Ganga Aarti
- Taj Mahal
- Fatehpur Sikri
- Jagdish Temple
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