Duration : 13 Night/ 14 Days
Destination :Delhi - Agra - Jaipur – Pushkar - Khimsar - Jodhpur - Deogarh - Udaipur
India is a country known for its rich heritage and traditions. Though this country is full of great attractions, including natural ambience, historical monuments and delicious cuisines, but all these things are easy to find anywhere else. But heritage is something that is the unique identity of India and what this country has to offer in terms of heritage is next to impossible to find anywhere else.
Millions of heritage lovers visit this country to explore its rich lifestyle, traditions, customs, festivals and colors. Keeping the unique taste of these tourists in mind, Next Travellia offers a Heritage India Tour of 13 Nights and 14 Days in which you get to visit some of the richest destinations in terms of history. The tour itinerary goes as follows:
The journey starts from the National Capital of Delhi, and our first destination remains Humayun's Tomb. Dedicated to the second Mughal Emperor Humayun, this tomb is a masterpiece of architecture. The tomb is built with red sandstone with a white marble tomb. Along with being an architectural marvel, the Humayun's Tomb is also one of the popular historical monuments in India.
Head towards India Gate, a massive get dedicated to Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country. The monument is surrounded by lush green gardens that become a popular tourist attraction for tourists. Next destination in the list is Rashtrapati Bhavan, the residence of the President of India. With this, conclude your day and return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Early morning, check out from Delhi and drive towards Agra, the City of Taj. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend your afternoon in rest. In evening, we shall go to see a theatre show about Shah Jahan and Mumtaj Mahal, the couple that led to the creation of Taj Mahal. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Early morning, explore the majestic Sunrise View of the Taj Mahal. This particular sight can be placed at the top of all beautiful things in the world. When the fresh rays of Sun fall on the crystal white marble monument, the whole charisma becomes hypnotic. Taj Mahal hardly requires any introduction as this monument has become the synonym for Indian Tourism; however, this one particular sight should not be missed at any cost.
Next, we shall visit the Agra Fort, a massive fort built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Sometimes remained the powerhouse of the Mughal Empire, the fort now serves as a royal museum providing shelter to the belongings of erstwhile empire.
Early morning, enjoy a healthy breakfast in your hotel before checking-out. Drive towards Jaipur and Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, a historical town established during the Mughal Empire. Two of the most popular attractions in Fatehpur Sikri are a grand mosque and a huge gateway, named Buland Darwaza.
Continue driving towards Jaipur and check into your hotel upon arrival. Afternoon is spent in rest in your hotel. In evening, we shall visit the Birla Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his wife Goddess Lakshmi. The temple is built of pure marble and is an architectural marvel in itself.
The Day 5 of our Heritage India Tour is reserved for Jaipur, the Pink City of India. Start the journey with the spectacular Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds. Built in a symmetrical architecture, the five story monument has hundreds of windows that let the cool breeze pass through the monument and keep it cool even in the burning summers of Rajasthan. Located close to Hawa Mahal is Jantar Mantar, a solar observatory which is one of the five of its kinds and largest among all. The observatory has dozens of equipments used to calculate the positions of planets and stars.
City Palace, a royal museum and the residence of erstwhile rulers is our next destination. You will find a large number of artifacts, armory and other belongings of the ancient dynasty. From here, head towards Amber Fort, a huge hilltop fort located 11km from Jaipur. Amber Fort is one of the strongest forts in India and has played a crucial role in the history of Rajasthan.
Check out from your hotel in Jaipur and drive towards Pushkar, the house of holy Pushkar Lake. It is believed that the lake was built by Lord Brahma. In evening, visit the temple of Lord Brahma, the only temple dedicate to the almighty in the whole word. Visit the Ghats of Pushkar to offer your prayers. Pushkar is also famous for its camel fair which is the largest of its kinds in India.
Early morning, check out from your hotel and drive towards Khimsar, a small town located on the edge of Thar Desert. The biggest attraction of Khimsar is the massive fort, built in 1532 by the ancient rulers. The fort served as a protector for the residents of the town, as well as remained the residence of the royal family. Even today, a part of the fort serves as a royal residence with other part serves as a heritage hotel. Spend some time in the fort living a royal lifestyle, take a swim in the pool and enjoy charismatic views from the terrace.
Today, start your day with a healthy breakfast in your hotel before proceeding for a desert safari. Khimsar is full of wildlife residing amidst the sand dunes. Enjoy the wildlife and Mother Nature at its best through this safari and see the sand sprawling over miles and miles.
Proceed towards Jodhpur, the Sun City known for its year-round warm weather. Enroute visit Ranakpur, a town famous for its marvelous Jain Temple. The temple is dedicated to the founder of the Jain Religion, and is counted amongst the most beautiful temples around the world. Later, continue driving towards Jodhpur and check into your hotel upon arrival. In evening, visit the Mehrangarh Fort, a massive fort sitting on the top of hill protecting the city underneath. The fort was built by Maharana Jaswant Singh between 1638 and 1678. Being an architectural marvel, the fort depicts beautiful screens and lattice windows increasing to its beauty.
Jaswant Thada is our next destination, a cremation ground of the ancient rulers of Jodhpur. the biggest attraction of this place is a marble memorial built in honor of Maharaja Jaswant Singh of Jodhpur.
Today we shall drive towards Deogarh, and ancient town located amidst the Aravali Hills. The town is globally famous for its handicrafts and local shops selling a wide range of goods. A big attraction of Deogarh is a Palace Hotel which has successfully maintained its original beauty. A lake is also located in the town that provides shelter to a variety of birds.
Enjoy a train ride with the local residents, while feeling the cool breeze filling entire atmosphere with sanity. You may call it a train of initial days since it has wooden seats and all signals are manually operated. The train takes you through the hills, in the sand dunes after passing through many bridges and tunnels. You will get to see a variety of wildlife during this journey.
On this day, we shall drive towards Udaipur, the City of Lakes. Udaipur is considered as the most romantic city in India, and it is also named as the Venice of the East due to having many lakes. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake Pichola to see a stunning view of the Water Palace. Later, check into your hotel for overnight stay.
Today, we start the journey with Jagdish Temple, built by Maharaja Jagat Singh in 1651. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple is a beautiful example of great architecture. Later, visit the City Palace located on the east bank of Lake Pichola. A part of the palace serves as the residence of the royal family while the other half has been converted into a heritage hotel. After this, take a walk in the Saheliyon Ki Bari, also known as the Garden of the Maids. Spend some time in the garden while enjoying its beautiful ambience.
On the last day of the Heritage India Tour, we flight back to Delhi and explore some majestic sights in the capital city. Start with Jama Masjid, the largest mosque built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Later we head towards Raj Ghat, the memorial and cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi. Spend some time in the old city wandering in the streets.
Enjoy a group dinner with our team to conclude the journey. Next Travellia thanks you for being a wonderful traveler.
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