Soul of India – Golden Triangle and Beyond

12 Nights / 13 Days

Overview

Soul of India tour you experience India’s heritage , Culture and finest historic monuments and some of the grandest forts, palaces and temples. Varanasi- one of the world’s oldest and holiest inhabited cities. An abode of Lord Shiva, it is situated on the banks of River Ganges. The Ghats are surrounded by the large havelis with big domes from the Rajput era.Boat rides on the Holy River Ganges is an unforgettable experience . Continue to the Commercial Capital of Mumbai and do a Private guided tour and the flight will then take you to the lake city of Udaipur and you continue your journey to the Pink City of Jaipur, with its stately forts, sprawling palaces and colourful bazaars andyou end your tour with the visit to the Wonder of the World The Taj Mahal in Agra.

Highlights

  • The Lotus Temple
  • Walking Tour of Old Delhi
  • Boat Ride on River Ganges with Aarti ceremony
  • Kathak Dance show
  • Visit to Sarnath
  • Elephanta CavesExcursion
  • Guided tour of Mumbai
  • Boat Ride on Lake Pichola
  • Dharohar dance show
  • Village Safari in Jaipur
  • Chand Baori Step well
  • Sunrise Visit of Taj Mahal
  • Dilli Haat INA New Delhi

New Delhi

Varanasi

Mumbai

Udaipur

Jaipur

Agra

Tour Route

2 Nights

Delhi

2 Nights

2 Nights

Varanasi

2 Nights

2 Nights

Mumbai

2 Nights

2 Nights

Udaipur

2 Nights

2 Nights

Jaipur

2 Nights

1 Night

Agra

1 Night

1 Night

Delhi

1 Night

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13

Arrive Delhi

Today you are met at the Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3 by our guest relation executive with your name placard who would assist you to the Car and then transfer you to your pre booked Hotel

The capital of India, Delhi has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BCE and has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires throughout its history.Delhi is a city with a historic old Delhi and the modern New Delhi. From historical monuments to crowded shopping malls, from an extensive network of the modern metro system to Tuk Tuk Rides, Dilli has multiple personalities and is considered to be the city with a heart.

Visit to Lotus Temple
This temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and is the last of seven Major Bahai's temples built around the world. Completed in1986 it is set among the lush green landscaped gardens. The structure is made up of pure white marble The architect Furiburz Sabha chose the lotus as the symbol common to Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. Adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate. Around the blooming petals there are nine pools of water, which light up, in natural light.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Delhi

Delhi

After breakfast in the Hotel you are met by your guest relation executive and you will leave for the meeting point to start your Heritage Walk through Old Delhi

The Walk will take you through the streets and bazaars of Old Delhi and experience traditional Indian lifestyles. Visit the Jama Masjid mosque, Red Fort and the Chandni Chowk market. Taste some famous snacks, and enjoy a short ride by rickshaw to the spice market.

Once you have completed your Heritage walk you are met by your driver & guide who will then take you to visit the, Raj Ghat the cremation place of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.

Later then proceed on a Private Guided tour of New Delhi visiting Qutab Minar - which is the tallest brick minaret in the world, Humayun's Tomb - This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, India Gate – a war memorial which was built to salute the brave Indian soldiers of the British Army who lost their lives in World War 1, Rastrapati Bhawan or the President’s House and the Parliament Street where you can see various government buildings

After the city tour you return back to the hotel and relax.

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Delhi

Delhi – Varanasi (By Flight)

Breakfast from the Hotel and Checkout

Our guest relation executive will assist and transfer you to Delhi Airport to board Flight for Varanasi, traditionally known as Banaras (Benares) in India, is a popular holy city of the India located in the central region of the Ganges Valley in North India. This city is not just the oldest in India but happens to be the oldest colonized cities universally. Banaras has religious as well as literal significance.

Upon arrival in Varanasi Airportyou are met by our Executive and he will transfer you to your pre booked Hotel.

Later proceed with your English Speaking Guide for city tour of Varanasi visiting Bharat Mata Temple - This temple is not dedicated to any deity but to the human manifestation of India popularly called Mother India or Bharat Mata in Hindi. And this temple even not houses the statue or bust of Bharat Mata; instead it has a very big relief map of India carved out of marble. The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. The map is said to be in scale both longitude as well as latitude wise, Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple a major sacred attraction, dedicated to Lord Shiva, the presiding deity of the city. The temple houses a Shivalinga, which is said to be one amongst the twelve Jyotirlinga, the fiery pillar of light, by which Lord Shiva beckoned his divine supremacy, broke through the earth’s crust and gleamed towards the heaven, The Sankat Mochan Temple is one of the oldest temples in the city dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It is situated on the banks of Pauranic River Assi.Goswamiji has specifically named the deity "SankatMochan" which means reliever from troubles and Benares Hindu University is the largest residential university in Asia.

In the evening Boat Ride on the Ghats of River Ganges to witness the Aarti Ceremony
The Ganga Aarti at Varanasi is an uplifting spiritual ritual. While facing river Ganga, the Hindu priests use lamps which are circled around in a clockwise manner, accompanied by chants or songs in praise of Mother Ganga. It is believed that after the ritual is complete, the Goddess showers her blessing onto each individual present there.

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Varanasi

Varanasi

Early this morning get ready for a dawn boat ride on the River Ganges. The Ganges is the most sacred river in India. Hindus believe that after taking a bath in the River Ganges their sins get washed away. The Cremations of the dead bodies also takes place here on the banks of the river. After the boat ride walk through the fascinating narrow twisting lanes of the city to watch the performance of various Hindu rituals by the pilgrims.
After the boat trip on the Ganges we return back to the hotel.

Breakfast in the Hotel

After breakfast proceed to the village of Sarnath on the outskirts of town. It was in this Deer Park that the Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Visit the Park and Museum. Sarnath was made centre of Buddhist worship by the emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. We will visit the Main Shrine and Ashoka’s Pillar. In the Archaeological Museum we will see the beautifully carved capital from the pillar along with many other priceless Buddhist artifacts.

In the evening Kathak Dance show with Classical Indian Music in Musical Academy

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Varanasi

Varanasi – Mumbai (By Flight)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out
Our guest relation executive will transfer you to Varanasi Airport to board Flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival in Mumbai Airport you are met by our executive and transferred to your pre booked Hotel

Originally a collection of seven islands, the modern city of Mumbai came into being during the mid eighteenth century by reclaiming land from the sea. As well as being the financial and commercial capital of India, Mumbai is also home to the world’s most expensive residential Building

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Mumbai

Mumbai

Early Breakfast in the Hotel

You will be picked up from the hotel by 0800 Hrs by our executive/Guide and taken to the Gateway of India at Mumbai. From here, cruise by boat to reach the Elephanta Caves.On your arrival at the island you will proceed to the Elephanta Caves, which contain a collection of rock art linked to the sect of Shiva. At Elephanta, Indian art found one of its most perfect expressions, particularly in the huge and high reliefs of the main Cave.

Afternoon proceed on a Private guided tour of the city visiting

GATEWAY OF INDIA - Situated on Apollo Bunder, The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the landing of King George V and Mary in December 1911, Erected in 1924; The Gateway was designed by George Wittet in an Indo Saracenic style with influence from Gujarat. It is built from local sandstone, has a central hall with a low dome and two adjoining side halls also with low domes. The Gateway was the former landing place for passengers entering Mumbai.
RAJABAI TOWER, BOMBAY HIGH COURT, MARINE DRIVE - Eulogized by Bollywood, Marine Drive caresses the seashore from Nariman Point to the foot of the Malabar Hill. Passing Chowpatty Beach, Marine Drive is also famous as the Queen's Necklace. One of the busiest roads in Mumbai, it is also one of the breeziest due to its proximity to the sea, CHOWPATTY BEACH, HANGING GARDEN, MANI BHAVAN, DHOBI GHAT - A unique feature of Mumbai, the dhobi is a traditional laundryman, who will collect your dirty linen, wash it, and return it neatly pressed to your doorstep. All for a pittance. The "laundries" are called "Ghats": row upon row of concrete wash pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone. The clothes are soaked in sudsy water, thrashed on the flogging stones, then tossed into huge vats of boiling starch and hung out to dry. Next they are ironed and piled into neat bundles. The most famous of these Dhobi Ghats is at Saat Rasta near Mahalaxmi Station where almost two hundred dhobis and their families work together in what has always been a hereditary occupation, CHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS, FORT - The Fort area in Mumbai is choc-a-bloc with old Victorian, Gothic buildings. An important financial and commercial center this area is always full of activity. The BSE or the Bombay Stock Exchange on Dalal Street is also located in this area

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Mumbai

Mumbai – Udaipur (By Flight)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Our guest relation executive will transfer you to Mumbai Airport to board Flight for Udaipur. Upon arrival in Udaipur Airport you are met by our executive and transferred to your pre booked Hotel

Udaipur, a beautiful city in Rajasthan famous for its lakes and palaces which was considered as a symbol of Royalty for the past centuries. The city is built on three interconnected lakes the Fateh Sagar Lake, the Pichola Lake and the Swaroop Sagar Lake.

Evening take a boat trip on Lake Pichola in a common boat

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Udaipur

Udaipur

Breakfast in the Hotel

This morning with your guide for visit the towering City Palace the largest in Rajasthan, and the Saheliyn ki Bari (Garden of the Maidens) which was laid for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry. From here we visit the superb Jagdish Temple noted for its elephant - carvings. This temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath and is at a great height which can be approached by a long flight of stairs. We later continue our tour and visit to Nagada & Eklingi

Evening experience wonderful Dharohar dance show at Bagore Ki Haveli
This hour long show takes place in the courtyard called as the Neem Chowk. The beautifully lit up balconies of the Neem chowk add charm to the Haveli setting up a stage for the traditional Rajasthani folk dance and music.The Dharohar Dance Show is very well organized starting with a brief introduction given by a Rajasthani woman dressed in a traditional Rajasthani attire. The performances are preceded by the beating of a drum, blowing of a conch shell and a religious song.The show consists of well choreographed dances ably supported by the musicians playing tabla and harmonium. The women performing the dance wear typical Rajasthani folk costumes with colorful ghagra cholis embodied with glass work and embroidery work.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Udaipur

Udaipur – Jaipur (By Private Vehicle 395 Kms, 7 Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Private Vehicle for Jaipur. The famous walled capital city of Rajasthan. Jaipur has been fondly known as the “Pink City” since it was painted pink in 1876 as a sign of the people's hospitality towards the visiting Queen Victoria of England and the Prince of Wales.

Upon arrival in Jaipur check in at your pre booked Hotel

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Jaipur

Jaipur

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel

Later proceed for a Private guided city tour of Jaipur visiting Amber Fort in the Aravali Hills, which is a super example of Rajput (medieval Hindu) style Architecture. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors in the Fort. We take the Jeep or the Elephant to reach the entrance to the Amber Fort. Your Guide will then continue the tour of Jaipur with the visit to the Jal Mahal a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city and from here you will proceed to visit the City Palace and Observatory. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthan and Mughal architecture, the complex has a variety of courtyards, gardens and buildings. The Palace of Winds – Also known as Hawa Mahal, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone has semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main Street of the old city. It was originally built to enable the ladies of the Royal household to watch everyday life

Late afternoon proceed for a Village Safari
A guided walking tour of the kalakho village or on camel carts taking in the vast grazingpastures and fields of wheat, mustard, coriander and chillies. You'll get chance to meet the traditionally dressed residents, visit their homes and watch farmers, herders and silversmiths plying their trade, perfect to capture on your camera lense.Enroute visit a local school or panchayat, guests can also volunteer to listen to children read at the local school or teach English to the students.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Jaipur

Jaipur – Agra (By Private Vehicle 204 Kms, 4 ½ Hrs Drive)Via Fatehpur Sikri & Abhaneri Village

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Agra. The capital of the Mughal Empire in the 16th and 17th centuries, Agra is home to three UNESCO world heritage sites: the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri; all of which are legacies from Mughal times.

Enroute visit to the Fatehpur Sikri which is a world heritage site and was built by Akbar. It boasts of several palaces, Masjid’s and large halls which denote typical Mughal architecture and also Enroute visit to Abhaneri village -It is situated at a distance of 95 km from Jaipur, on the Jaipur-Agra road. The place is popular for the Chand Baori Step well .It consists of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories. It extends approximately 100 ft into the ground making it one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India.

Upon arrival in Agra check in at your pre booked Hotel

Afternoon proceed on a Private Guided city tour of visiting Agra Fort - built near the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the important 16th-century Mughal monument. Agra Fort was also the headquarters for the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Itmad-Ud-Daulah a beautiful tomb built of red sandstone in the memory of architect of the Taj Mahal

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Agra

Agra –Delhi (By Private Vehicle 204 Kms, 4 ½ Hrs Drive)

Very early morning visit the Famous Taj Mahal at Sunrise a fine example of the Mughal Architectural Styles is one of the seven Wonders of the Modern World. Built in 1652 by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal was built in white marble which took 22 Years to build by 20,000 skilled artisans. The Building’s stupendous scale, flawless symmetry, translucent white marble and shimmering reflection in the water channel are truly breathtaking

After viewing Taj Mahal we return to hotel for breakfast

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Private Vehicle for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi check in at your pre booked Hotel

Late afternoon you will get a chance to visit the popular Dilli Haat. The DILLI HAAT provides the ambience of a traditional Rural Haat or village market, but one suited for more contemporary needs. Here one sees a synthesis of crafts, food and cultural activity.

This Food and Craft Bazar is a treasure house of Indian culture, handicrafts and ethnic cuisine, A unique bazaar, in the heart of the city, it displays the richness of Indian culture on a permanent basis.

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Delhi

Leave Delhi

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check out

Our guest relation executive would assist you and transfer you to the Indira Gandhi International Terminal 3 to board Flight for Onward Journey

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Pricing*

– £2395 / $3335 per person for a minimum of 2 travellers on a twin or double sharing basis.
– £735 / $1015 for single room supplement.

Price valid till 30th April 2023 & based in Standard Hotels.

Included

  • Accommodation on Twin / Double Sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Private Transfers
  • City Sightseeing
  • Air Conditioned Private Car with Driver
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Entrances to Monuments
  • Domestic Flight as per Program
  • GST

Not Included

  • International Flight
  • Insurance
  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Meals -Lunch and Dinner
  • Camera and Video charges
  • Tips
  • Visa Charges

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