Our Heritage With Sprituality is an extended journey through northern India, which has been crafted to reveal the highlights of this fascinatingly diverse region. Soaking up many different facets of Indian culture, this immersive journey begins by exploring the majestic capital city of Delhi, followed by the ancient and sacred city of Varanasi, before arriving in Agra – home of the world’s favourite monument to love; the Taj Mahal.
Continue your journey by exploring what we do best – the regal state of Rajasthan, whose fascinating history is told in innumerable legends and evidenced by its towering forts and dramatic scenery. Take your time to soak up the rich heritage and splendid architecture of Jaipur and Jodhpur, and track wild Bengal tigers in Ranthambhore National Park. The easy-going lake city of Udaipur is the perfect place to end your journey, with its fairy-tale like palaces and romantic lakes.
No two stops on this culturally-rich journey are alike, and together they span many centuries of Indian history; forming the backdrop to landmark events such as the birth of Buddhism, Mughal invasion and rule, epic Rajput battles and British imperialism. However, this tour is merely a suggestion to share a flavour of the possibilities, and simply a starting point when crafting your tailor-made Rajasthan tour – we can make any number of refinements until we’ve created your ideal experience.
Your Heritage With Spritulity Tour to India begins upon your landing in Delhi, where you’ll be met by a member of our team and chauffeured to hotel. Take it easy this afternoon to relax, settle in, and recuperate from your international journey. Depending on the time of your arrival, if you’d like to begin exploring this afternoon you can let us know anytime – your chauffeur is always on hand and we’re only a quick call away on your complimentary mobile phone.
A guided tour of both Old and New Delhi today will introduce you to the Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Parliament House, Humayun’s Tomb and the Sikh temple. The itinerary we’ve prepared in advance is a guideline and is completely flexible to your preferences on the day – you may let your guide know your interests and he will tailor the day to better suit your tastes (we’re known for our flexible approach, allowing you complete control over the pace of your trip). After exploring the bustling capital, you’ll return to the hotel in the evening.
Board a direct flight to Varanasi this morning. Upon landing, you’ll be chauffeured to the hotel, where there’ll be a few hours to relax, settle in, and enjoy your surroundings. In the early evening, you’ll be met by your guide for a tour of the Ganges – and its many ghats – by boat, culminating with the evening aarti ceremony. These ancient rituals have changed very little over hundreds and hundreds of years. The scent of sandalwood and incense swirls around, whilst the sounds of prayer chanting and clashing symbols rise to a crescendo. Hundreds of little oil lamps flickering on the river are a beautiful sight.
Rise early and return to the Ganges this morning for a sunrise boat ride. A sunrise boat ride is the highlight of a trip to Varanasi when the temples along the riverfront are bathed in soft light. The people of Varanasi trickle out of the labyrinthine lanes and head for the ghats at dawn. Later, visit Sarnath – where Buddha preached his first sermon after enlightenment, and the old city – a maze of streets and alleys crammed with derelict palaces, homes, and hundreds of temples and shrine. Here you’ll see funeral processions, cows and goats munching on whatever they can find! You’ll also explore a winding lane known as Vishwanath Gali, which is lined with a multitude of shops selling all manner of religious objects. It leads to the city’s principal shrine, the Vishwanath Temple.
After breakfast board your flight to Agra, home of the magnificent Taj Mahal. Upon arriving in Agra, the rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. You can have a uninterrupted view of the Taj Mahal – without the restriction of visiting hours from your hotel, you can catch the Taj Mahal peachy pink at dawn, glowing amber at sunset and glittering in the moonlight after dark. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today after having your breakfast your guide will introduce you to the highlights of Agra, taking in the Fort, Itmad-ud-Daulah and – of course – the magnificent Taj Mahal. Overnight at the hotel.
This morning, you’ll drive to Ranthambhore. Visit the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri en-route. Upon arriving in Ranthambhore in the early evening where you’ll transfer to the hotels for a two-night stay.
Enjoy a day of safari, on the trail of tiger, in Ranthambhore National Park. Ranthambhore is well known as one of the best spots in the world to view the majestic Bengal Tiger in its natural habitat. Your safaris will be in a private jeep, with only you and your experienced naturalist guide.
Today you’ll continue to the Pink City – Jaipur. Upon arriving in Jaipur, you’ll be assisted with checking in to your hotel for a two-night stay. As there’s no sightseeing scheduled for today, it’s completely up to you whether you’d like to spend the morning enjoying your Luxury at the hotel, set off after lunch, or start early to make an afternoon of it in Jaipur. Either way, your chauffeur is always on hand to take you anywhere you’d like to go.
Soak up your onward journey today with a full day of sightseeing in the Pink City. You’ll begin by exploring the City Palace and its private rooms, as well as the Jantar Mantar observatory and a photo-stop at the stunning Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Into the afternoon, continue to the splendid 17th century Amber Fort, before spending the evenings with elephants at the famous Elephant Village. This is a splendid place to spend time with elephants taking picture and understanding the behavior of this wonderful creature.
Continue to Jodhpur – the Blue City. For the next two nights you’ll stay at a hotel nestled at the foot of the mighty Mehrangarh Fort, in the heart of Jodhpur’s old city. Stepping away from the buzz of the old city and walking through your hotel is a stunning gateway entering in a peaceful oasis.
A guided tour of Jodhpur today takes in the majestic Mehrangarh Fort and a walk through the labyrinthine lanes of the old city. This afternoon, head out to the arid countryside on a Jeep safari. The scrubland south of Jodhpur is dotted with villages, their mud and thatch huts inhabited by the Bishnois and communities of potters and weavers. A tour of the area provides a memorable opportunity to observe the rhythm of daily life in these hamlets, experience the warm hospitality of the villagers, and see beautiful traditional crafts being practised.
After having you breakfast continue to the fairy-tale city of Udaipur, stopping en-route in Ranakpur to explore the elaborately carved Jain temple (one of the five great holy places of the Jain faith, this ornate temple boasts 1444 uniquely carved pillars).
Upon arriving in Udaipur later today, the evening is free to enjoy Rajasthan’s most romantic city. Udaipur is abundant with lakes and ancient water palaces. Resting on the banks of Lake Pichola, your hotel is unashamedly opulent and is something straight out of a fairy-tale.
Today you’ll be accompanied by your guide to explore the city of Udaipur. To begin, a walking tour through the narrow streets of the old city will take you through winding streets teeming with shops selling clothing, silver jewellery, and leather-bound journals. You’ll shortly approach the City Palace – this sprawling palace is the largest in Rajasthan and stands on a ridge overlooking the lake. Cupolas crown its octagonal towers, which are connected by a maze of narrow passageways. The rooms inside the City Palace all contain decorative art: beautiful paintings, colourful enamel, inlay glass-work, and antique furniture. You’ll also explore the 17th century Jagdish temple and Saheliyon-ki-Bari (a beautiful rose garden).
The morning’s free in Udaipur to relax and enjoy one of India’s finest hotels. If you would like to head out to explore further or do a bit of shopping, your driver is always on hand. In the afternoon, you’ll be chauffeured to Udaipur airport to board a direct flight to Delhi. Spend the night at your hotel which is close to the airport (handy if you’re flying out early morning tomorrow).
Your Heritage With Sprituality Tour concludes this morning as you’re chauffeured back to the airport, in time for your onward flight. Last night’s stay is completely optional and will be tailored to best suit your international flight arrangements. You may, for example, prefer to connect directly from Udaipur. Or, if you have a bit more time to hand, a more centrally-located hotel in Delhi would be more suitable.
The tour cost includes:
- All transfer / sightseeing by LUXURY AC CAR as per tour itinerary.
- Cold Mineral water bottle, during your trip.
- Mobile phone to contact with us anytime from anywhere.
- Driver's salary, meals, allowances
- All government applicable taxes and service charges. All taxes, permits, parking, road tax, interstate toll tax and fuel costs.
- payment 30% advance + 70% on arrival
The tour cost does not includes:
- Personal expenses, i.e. telephone calls, laundry, drinks, food, etc.
- Tips for the guide and driver.
- All costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like flight delay, cancellation, strikes or any other Natural calamities.
- Does not include any meals unless and otherwise specifically mentioned.
- Camera Fee & Entrance Fees to Monuments.
- Optional, suggested or unspecified activities.
- Visa, Insurance and Medi claim.
- Airfare & Hotel