India Temple Tour Exploring the temples of India along with that of Nepal is a great option.
Day 01: Arrival at Mumbai
Our tour executive will meet you at the airport upon your arrival. You'll then be escorted to the hotel. Make a check in and relax for the rest of the day. Night stay will be made at the hotel.
Day 02: Mumbai
After breakfast, an excursion to the Elephanta Caves will be made. These 7th century cave temples have bee scooped out of solid rock, encompassing several shrines, courtyards, grand halls and porticos. You'll also be enthralled to see the exquisite stone sculptures of various Hindu gods and goddesses. Return back to the city and proceed for a sightseeing tour. Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Handing Gardens, Jain temples, and Marine Drive are the major highlights. Return to the hotel to spend the night.
Day 03: Mumbai - Aurangabad
Morning meal will be followed by a transfer to Aurangabad by air. Upon arriving, our representative will receive you and accompany you to the hotel. Check in and rest for some time. Later on, an excursion to Ellora Caves will be made. The caves are a unique fusion of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu temples, dug from the vertical face of the Charanandri Hills. Of all the shrines, the Kailash Temple is highly revered for its complex architecture of being carved out of a single rock. In the evening, you'll be driven back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04: Aurangabad
Have breakfast at the hotel and head on for a full day excursion to Ajanta Caves. Excavated from the basalt rocks in the 2nd century BC, the cave complex comprises of 29 caves, which once served as a retreat for Buddhist monks. Based on the two Buddhist schools - Hinayana and Mahayana, the caves are divided into two sections. For night stay, you'll be driven back to the hotel.
Day 05: Aurangabad - Udaipur
Start the day with an early morning breakfast, after which you'll be dropped at the airport to fly off to Udaipur, the city of gleaming lakes and majestic palaces. On your arrival at the city, you'll be transferred to the hotel. Make a check in and day free at on own. Overnight stay will be made at the hotel.
Day 06: Udaipur
After breakfast proceed for a sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Eklingji Temple, Nagda Temple and City Palace are the major tourist attractions. In the evening, enjoy a boat ride on the tranquil waters of Lake Pichola, constructed by Maharana Udai Singh II. Overnight stay will be made at the hotel.
Day 07: Udaipur/ Jaipur (Train)
After an early breakfast you will be transfered to railway station to take train for jaipur. On reaching, our travel guide will greet you and transfer you to the hotel for check in. Freshen up and relax for some time. Post lunch, a city tour will be made, wherein you'll visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, and Birla Temple. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 08: Jaipur - Agra
Enjoy a traditional breakfast served at the hotel. Henceforth, a trip to the imposing edifice of Amber Fort, a synthesis of Hindu and Mughal architecture, will be made. In the afternoon, you'll travel to Agra via road. En-route, you'll stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the 16th century city built by Emperor Akbar in honor of Sufi saint Salim Chishti. After arriving in Agra, check into the hotel and call it a day with a peaceful sleep.
Day 09: Agra
Post breakfast, you'll be taken for a city tour, visiting the world famous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Taj Mahal, the eternal monument of love, was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved queen, Mumtaz Mahal. The sprawling complex of the Taj houses the mausoleum of Mumtaz, a Charbagh garden and an imposing gateway. It is regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After that you can visit to Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb - the tomb of Emperor Jehangir's father-in-law. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10: Agra - Khajuraho
After breakfast you will be transfered to railway station to take train for Jhansi. On arrival Upon arrival you'll be transferred to the hotel. Later A temple tour of Khajuraho will be made, after a scrumptious meal at the hotel. Capture glimpses of the ancient Hindu temples, known for the profusion of erotic sculptures. The temple complex is home to over 22 temples, constructed in the northern Indian shikhara temple style. Overnight stay will be made at the hotel.
Day 11: Khajuraho - Varanasi
Post breakfast you'll be dropped at the airport to board a flight to Varanasi. Upon reaching, you'll be transferred to the hotel. Later take a tour of Sarnath, one of the Buddhisms major centers of India. After attaining enlightenment, the Buddha came to Sarnath where he gave his first sermon. Visit the deer park and the museum. Evening witness ''Aarti'' ceremony on the Ghat. After dinner retire for the night.
Day 12: Varanasi - Kolkata
Rise early in the morning and be driven for a boat ride in the sacred River Ganges to view the mesmerizing sunrise and morning rituals being performed on the ghats. Return to the hotel for breakfast, after which a city tour will follow. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Banaras Hindu Unviersity, Hanuman Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, and Alamgir Mosque are some renowned tourist places to see. Later on, you'll travel to take flight for Kolkata. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 13: Kolkata
Early in the morning, head toward Howrah Bridge, where you can witness people bathing at the ghats (steps leading down to the Hooghly River). Also visit the colourful flower markets on the bank of Hooghly river. Return to hotel. Later take a sightseeing tour of Kolkata, visiting Kali Temple - one of the most famous temples of Kolkata, Victoria Memorial and magnificent buildings in the area of Chowringhee and Dalhousie Square. Overnight hotel in Kolkata.
Day 14: Kolkata - Bhuabneshwar (Train)
After and early breakfast you would be transfered to railway station to take train for Bhubneshwar. On arrival transfer to hotel. Check into hotel. Lingaraj Temple, Raj Rani Temple, and Mukteswara Temple are the most popular shrines here. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 15: Bhubaneswar - Konark - Puri - Bhubaneswar
On day fifteen of the tour, you'll embark a day long trip to Konark and Puri. Konark is known for the 13th century Sun Temple, also called Black Pagoda, which was constructed by King Narasimha Deva I of the Ganga Dynasty. From here, you'll move on to Puri, to pay homage to the revered Jagannath Temple, dedicated to Lord Jagannath. In the evening, return to Bhubaneswar to spend the night.
Day 16: Bhubaneswar - Kathmandu (Via Delhi)
After breakfast you would be transferred to airport to depart for Kathmand, the capital of Nepal, by air. On arrival, you'll be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay will be made at the hotel.
Day 17: Kathmandu
You'll be served with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Henceforth, you'll be visiting Swayambhunath Temple, followed by a trip to Patan, the oldest and most beautiful among the three royal cities of Nepal. The city provides a peek into the rich cultural heritage of Nepal. Return to the hotel for sleepover.
Day 18: Kathmandu
Post breakfast, you'll be taken for an excursion to Pashupathinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa. With a history dating back to 400 AD, Pashupatinath Temple is regarded as the most sacred Shiva temple in the world. It is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Located 7 km from Kathmandu, the massive Bodhnath Stupa is the largest stupa in Nepal. Night stay will be at the hotel.
Day 19: Kathmandu - Delhi
The first half of the day will be spent at leisure. In the afternoon, you'll be transferred to the airport to fly off to Delhi. Upon reaching, you'll be escorted to the hotel for night's rest.
Day 20: Delhi Departure
Have breakfast at the hotel. Later on, you'll be taken for a tour of the major attractions of New Delhi. These include Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Qutub Minar, India Gate, President's House, and Parliament House. In the afternoon, a trip to the tourist spots of Old Delhi will be made. Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Rajghat, Shanti Van, and Chandni Chowk will be popular stopovers. you'll be dropped at the airport to board a flight for onward journey.
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