Temple Tour in India
- Price from:
- 700 USD /person
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
- 14 days
- Location Start:
- New Delhi
- Location Finish:
- New Delhi
- Start time:
- 12.00 am
- End time:
- 11.00 am
- We Speak:
- English, Hindi
Last updated: 12/04/2006
Temple Tour in India will commence from the capital city of Delhi renowned for its religious shrines. Further it will take us to Jaipur, Agra, Mathura, Vrindavan, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Varanasi.
New Delhi - Arrival in Delhi by international flight. After a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representatives would assist you at the airport and to our hotel for check in and overnight stay.
New Delhi - Breakfast at the Coffee shop. Rest of the morning at leisure. You will be taken on a guided tour of Delhi, beginning with a morning sightseeing trip to Old Delhi and followed by visits to the 1648 Red Fort, India's largest mosque - Jama Masjid and Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat. Afternoon tour includes visit to India Gate, President's House, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutab Minar. Overnight stay at hotel.
New Delhi - Jaipur (about 270 km) -
Today we drive to the Pink City, Jaipur. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and famous for its handicrafts and precious and semiprecious stones. In the afternoon we visit the City Palace that is still the formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the City Palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur Maharajas. We continue to Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, and the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories.
Jaipur - After breakfast we drive to Amber, 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly created Jaipur. Enroute to Amber we visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small casements with each having its own balcony. In the afternoon we have a walk through the Colourful Bazaars of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur. In the evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit "Laxmi Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made out of white marble. We might have an opportunity here to observe a prayer ceremony.
Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (about 260 km) - Today we leave Rajasthan, the biggest state in India and drive through a series of fields, small towns and villages to Agra. Enroute we make a stop and visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an imperial capital frozen in time, constructed by Akbar the Great in the 16th century. In the evening arrive in Agra. Evening free for leisure.
Agra - Today we start our sightseeing by a visit to the Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. After the visit of Agra Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. After the visit of Taj Mahal we have a look at the famous fine marble inlay work that is still being done in Agra by the descendants of the families of builders and artists of the Taj Mahal.
Agra - Mathura (about 57 km) - In the morning after having breakfast we drive to Mathura. Arrive in Mathura by the afternoon. Mathura is a very important religious city of Uttar Pradesh. Arrive in Mathura by the afternoon. In the evening we have sightseeing in Mathura. The main place to visit in Mathura is the Dwarkadhish Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna built by Seth Gokul Dass of Gwalior in 1814. Another temple is the Krishna Janma Bhoomi Temple.
Mathura - Vrindavan - New Delhi - In the morning, after having our breakfast we drive to New Delhi. Enroute we will stop at Vrindavan. n Vrindavan we will visit Madan Mohan Temple. This temple is located near the Kali Ghat and is the oldest existent temple in Vrindavan today. Another temple that we will visit is the Banke- Bihari Temple. It is the most popular shrine at Vrindavan. After we visit this temple we will drive to New Delhi. Arrive in New Delhi in the evening. Evening free for leisure.
New Delhi - Rishikesh - In the morning drive to Rishikesh. Rishikesh represents the gateway to the Himalayas in the Tehri- Garhwal region of Uttaranchal. We will arrive in Rishikesh by the afternoon. In the evening we will visit various temples, the Laxman Jhoola - the swinging Bridge and ashrams along the banks of River Ganges.
Rishikesh - Haridwar - In the morning, we will drive to Haridwar. Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages in the Uttaranchal and is located on the foothills of Shivaliks on the banks of River Ganges. We visit various places like Mansa Devi temple, Sapt Rishi, Daksha Mahadev temple etc. In the evening we will visit Har Ki Pauri. In the evening a Maha Aarti is performed here. It is an event which is a must, not be missed by any visitor.
Haridwar - Varanasi - In the morning we leave for Varanasi. Varanasi is without doubt India's most sacred city and thus visited by over one million people. Varanasi is also called the city of light - Kashi or Benaras.
Varanasi - In the early morning we take boat - ride on the holy river Ganges and enjoy sunrise on the boat. Ghats (flight of steps) and the activities of pilgrims on that are the principal attraction for visitors to Varanasi. Thousands of pilgrims and devotees visit this city to make holy prayers, to meditate and to purify themselves through taking a bath in the holy river Ganges. In the noon we visit the city of Varanasi. Then we will drive to Sarnath. Sarnath is the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon at deer park. Afterwards we will return to Varanasi.
Varanasi - New Delhi (by air) -
In the afternoon we drive to the airport for a flight from Varanasi to New Delhi. In New Delhi we have rest of the day at leisure. Rooms are available to get fresh and change before we depart to the airport with our representative.
- Extras -
- Temple Tour in India will also take us to some of the best temples of India. Temple Tour in India will commence from the capital city of Delhi renowned for its religious shrines. Further it will take us to Jaipur, Agra, Mathura, Vrindavan, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Varanasi. Varanasi is the oldest living city of India and forms an integral part of the temple tours in India.
Duration: 14 Days/13 Nights
Destinations: (New Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Mathura - Vrindavan - New Delhi - Rishikesh - Haridwar - Varanasi - New Delhi)
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