Temples Tour of North and Central India

Temples Tour of North and Central India

Destinations :- Destinations Covered: Delhi - Mathura - Vrindavan - Agra - Varanasi - Allahabad - Khajuraho - Orchha - Jhansi - Bhopal - Ujjain – Indore via Mandu - Omkareshwar – Indore – Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh – Delhi

Durations :- 16 Nights/17 Days

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India is a well known country in the world for having diverse religions where people of various religions reside together in a perfect harmony.  With the presence of numerous pilgrimage places all over the country proves people strong faith in their respective religion. This well crafted itinerary is a combination of extremely beautiful and sacred temples situated in North and Central India.  Over millennium years, there had been many changes observed in the style of architecture and sculpture. Temple tour of North and Central India will take you to ancient temples where you would witness the diversity in this art work which had been performed by various artisans in the past.  Visit to each and every temple will make you feel the presence of Divine power.

01: Arrival at Delhi (By flight)

On your arrival at New Delhi International Airport, our representative will traditionally welcome (Swagat) you and assist you in check-in to your pre booked hotel. Relax for a day after a long flight and prepare for the further trip. Here you have completed your first day of Temples Tour of North and Central India.

Evening is free for leisure
Overnight at Delhi

 

Day 02: Old Delhi and New Delhi sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Redfort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat (Mahatma Gandhi Museum), Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our professional Tour guide and will be taken for the sight-seeing of Old and New Delhi.  Today’s highlights will be Redfort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar.  You tour will start from the Old Delhi and will end at New Delhi. Delhi has two different faces the “old” and the “new” and each of her face will give you a complete different experience.  New Delhi offers you Modern Architecture, Luxury Hotels, classy café’s, bars and business centers. On the other side, the face of Old Delhi offers you splendid history of Delhi which served as the capital of Islamic India.  At the end of the tour return to your Hotel and relax.  Here you have completed your second day of Temples Tour of North and Central India.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Delhi

 

Day 03: Delhi - Mathura - Vrindavan – Agra (250kms approx)

Tour Highlights: Krishnajanma Bhoomi, Dwarkadheesh Temple, Kans Qila, Madan Mohan Temple, Banke Bihari Temple, Radha Damodar Temple, Govinda Dev Temple

Early morning check-out from the Hotel and proceed to Agra.  En-route we will visit Mathura and Vrindavan which is the birth place of Lord Krishna and the place where he spent his childhood. Here we will visit the Holy Temples mentioned in the tour highlights and will experience the Magical Hindu Devotional Prayers. As per Hindu calendar, a festival Janmashtami is celebrated every year in the honor of Birthday of Lord Krishna. During the tour, you will also visit the Krishna Janma Bhoomi (Birth place of Lord Krishna), the Dwarkadheesh Temple, and the Kans Qila which are amongst main attractions in Mathura.

In the afternoon, take your lunch in a nice restaurant and proceed to Vrindavan which is known as a place where Lord Krishna spent his early childhood days.  Here we will visit the major attractions which are Madan Mohan temple, The Banke Bihari temple, The Radha Damodar temple, and the Govinda Dev temple. 

At the end of the tour, we will proceed to Agra.  On your arrival at Agra, check-in at your pre-reserved Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your third day of Temples Tour of North and Central India.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Agra

 

Day 04: Agra Sightseeing – Delhi

Tour Highlights: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daula Fort

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel.  Here you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for the sightseeing of Agra.  Today’s tour highlights will be Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daula Fort.

Taj Mahal:  Visit the most beautiful monument in India and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Taj Mahal.  It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal, a must sight-seeing for all visitors to India and one of the most beautiful architectural achievements in the world.  Taj Mahal is considered to be the most popular tourist spot in the world. It is considered to be a symbol of enduring love.  Taj Mahal is made up of opulent white marble and is a symbol of sentiments, purity and simplicity. This is the only monument which has touched the hearts of people from all corners of the world. The Taj Mahal spreads across almost 42 acres of land and it is believed that this particular spot was chosen by the emperor because of its peaceful and soothing effect. Being a Seven Wonders of the World, it stands as a tribute to undying love. 

Agra Fort: This fort was constructed by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D and it includes much other architecture like the Moti Masjid and Musanman Burj.  It is believed that Shah Jahan was imprisoned and died here.

Itmad-ud-Daula Fort: Itmad-ud-Daula Fort also sometimes described as Jewel box and is a Mughal mausoleum located in the city of Agra.  It is also famous with another name Baby Taj as it is often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal.

At the end of the tour you will return to Delhi with the memories of Taj Mahal and a sheer magic that the Taj radiates in making it an unforgettable and esteemed image forever. 
 
On your arrival at Delhi you will be taken to your pre-reserved Hotel.  Check-in at the Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your fourth day of Temples Tour of North and Central India.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Delhi

 

Day 05: Delhi - Varanasi (By flight)

Tour Highlights: Evening Aarti (Prayers)

After Breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfers to the airport to board your onward flight to Varanasi.  On your arrival at Varanasi, our representative will pick you up from the Airport and will take you to the pre-reserved Hotel.  Check-in at the Hotel and freshen-up. After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for the sightseeing of Varanasi. This place is famous in Hindu and Buddhist religion and has been a learning centre for decades.  It is located on the bank of the Holy River Ganges and which is also considered to be one of the Goddess. Here you will see devotees taking bath in the Ganges which is considered to be the most auspicious ritual in the Hindu culture. You will also learn about the dead who are cremated on the sanctified steps at the riverbank. During the tour we will also visit temples of the Varanasi. In the evening, you will become a part of devotees and will experience the evening Aarti (Prayer) in any Ghat (River Bank) of River Ganges.

At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax.  Here you have completed your fifth day of Temples Tour of North and Central India.

Evening is free for leisure.

Overnight at Varanasi

 

Day 06: Varanasi

Tour Highlights: Kashivishwanath Temple, Dhamek Stupa, Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, Ashoka Pillar, and the Sarnath Museum

Early morning, take a boat ride on the River Ganges and experience a bravura scenic, as hundreds of devotees step into the cool waters of River Ganges as per Religious customs.  You will watch devotees doing chanting, offering prayers and offering holy water of River Ganges to the rising sun. Later return to the Hotel for your Breakfast.  After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide for a guided tour to Sarnath which is at a distance of 10 Kms from the main city. We will visit the Deer Park, where the Lord Buddha preached on five disciples.  Next we will visit tall Dhamek Stupa, which is one of the most famous Buddhist sculpture in India, Later our representative will take you to the Sarnath Pillar.  The National Emblem of India is also a close replica of this architecture. Later visit to Kashivishwanath Temple.

In the evening, we will go for a boat ride along Varanasi’s riverbank and here you will see thousands of devotees attending evening prayers by flaming oil lamps in worship of River Ganges. Watching this beautiful scene from the boat ride is unforgettable. 

At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax.  Here you have completed your sixth day of Temples Tour of North and Central India.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Varanasi

 

Day 07: Varanasi – Allahabad (Approx 125 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Triveni Sangam, Someshwar Mahadev Temple and Akbar`s Fort.

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Allahabad. On your arrival at Allahabad, check-in at your pre-reserved Hotel and freshen-up.  After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for an excursion tour to Allahabad.  Today’s tour highlights will be Triveni Sangam, Someshwar Mahadev Temple, River trip and Akbar`s Fort. Triveni Sangam is an important auspicious point where two of the holiest river Ganges, Yamuna meets one of the mythical rivers Saraswati.  Visit the Someshwar Mahadev Temple which is an ancient Temple and it is amongst many holy places in Allahabad. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch in a nice restaurant.  Allahabad has many good restaurants which serves international cuisines. Later we will visit Akbar’s Fort which is situated on the banks of river Yamuna and it is a must visit place for people travelling to Allahabad. The prime attractions are the Design element and the Saraswati Kund. 

At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your seventh day of Temples Tour of North and Central India.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Allahabad

 

Day 08: Allahabad – Varanasi (Approx 125 Kms) – Khajuraho (By flight)

Tour Highlights: Temples Tour (Lakshmana Temple, Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Devi Jagdambi Temple, Khajuraho Temple and Chatrubhuj Temple)

After Breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Varanasi Airport. On your arrival at Varanasi Airport, board your flight to Khajuraho.  On your arrival at Khajuraho, you will be picked up by Trip India representative and will be taken to your pre-reserved Hotel.  Check-in at your Hotel and freshen-up.  After freshen-up you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Khajuraho sightseeing. Today’s tour highlights will be Temples Tour (Lakshmana Temple, Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Devi Jagdambi Temple, Khajuraho Temple and Chatrubhuj Temple).  Khajuraho is famous for its erotic sculptures that are depicted on the walls of the temples. 

At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your eighth day of Temples Tour of North and Central India.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Khajuraho

 

Day 09: Khajuraho – Orchha (Approx 175 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Sri Laxmi Narayan Temple, Jehangir Mahal, Orchha Fort, Ram Raja Temple and Chhatris Cenotaphs.

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Orchha.  On your arrival at Orchha, check-in at your pre-reserved Hotel and freshen-up.  After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will proceed for the local sightseeing of Orchha. Today’s Highlights will be Sri Laxmi Narayan Temple (It is located on the highest point of Orchha and offers you a panoramic. view of the city), Jehangir Mahal (Built in Indo-Islamic architecture style and stands on the banks of Betwa River), Orchha Fort (This decrepit fort is just awesome, the beautiful fort provides a great view of the small town of Orchha), Ram Raja Temple ( It is considered to be the only Temple across the Globe where Lord Ram is still ruling and worshipped as a King) and Chhatris Cenotaphs (Evening visit to Cenotaphs as it is a during the sunset).  

At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your ninth day of Temples Tour of North and Central India.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Orchha

 

Day 10: Orchha - Jhansi (30kms approx) – Bhopal (By train)

Tour Highlights: Laxmi Narayan temple, Taj-ul-Masjid and Moti Masjid

Early morning check-out from the Hotel and further drive to Jhansi Train Station for your train to Bhopal. On your arrival at Bhopal Station, you will be picked-up by our representative and will be taken to your pre-reserved Hotel.  Check-in at your Hotel and freshen-up.  After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for the local sightseeing of Bhopal.  Today’s tour highlights will be Laxmi Narayan temple, Taj-ul-Masjid and Moti Masjid. In the afternoon enjoy your Lunch at a nice Indian restaurant and proceed for further sightseeing.  

At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your tenth day of Temples Tour of North and Central India.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Bhopal

 

Day 11: Bhopal – Ujjain (Approx 200 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Mahakaleshwar Temple, Kal Bhairava Temple, Bade Ganeshji, Iskcon Temple, Bhartrihari Caves and Shipra River

Early morning check-out from the Hotel and further drive to Ujjain.

Ujjain (A city of Temples):  Ujjain is one of the historical cities of India located in Madhya Pradesh (Madhya Pradesh is also called heart of India).  The city of Ujjain is surrounded by sacred Shipra River and is considered to be one of important pilgrimage place in Hinduism.

On your arrival at Ujjain, check-in at your pre-reserved Hotel and freshen-up.  After freshen-up you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Ujjain sightseeing.  Today you will be visiting the old and ancient temples of Ujjain and the tour highlights will be Mahakaleshwar Temple, Kal Bhairava Temple, Bade Ganeshji, Iskcon Temple, Bhartrihari Caves and Shipra River. In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch at a nice Indian restaurant and proceed for further sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your eleventh day of Temples Tour of North and Central India.

Evening is free for leisure
Overnight at Ujjain

 

Day 12: Ujjain - Indore (Approx 60 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Rajwada, Lal Bagh Palace, Bada Ganpati and Bijasen Tekri

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Indore (Business Capital of Madhya Pradesh).  On your arrival at Indore, check-in at your pre-reserved Hotel and freshen-up.  After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Indore sightseeing.  Today’s tour highlights will be Rajwada, Lal Bagh Palace, Bada Ganpati and Bijasen Tekri. In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch in a nice Indian restaurant and proceed for further sightseeing.  In the evening we will visit Bijasen Tekri, a temple dated back to 1920 and located on the top of the Hill.  The sunset view from the temple is very charming.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your twelfth day of Temples Tour of North and Central India.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Indore

 

Day 13: Indore - Omkareshwar via Mandu (Approx 200 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Mandu Fort, Champa Baoli, Jahaz Mahal (Ship Palace), Hindola Mahal, Baz Bahadur’s Palace

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Omkareshwar. En-route we will visit Mandu for the sightseeing.  Mandu Fort is the prime attraction of the city Mandu which is also known as Mandavgarh.  Mandu Fort arguably is the biggest fort in India and was once the monsoon capital of the Mughal emperors.  Other must see attractions of Mandu are Champa Baoli (Well), the amazing Jahaz Mahal (built in a shape of ship), Hindola Mahal and Baz Bahadur’s Palace.  In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch in a nice restaurant and proceed or further sightseeing.  

At the end of the tour, drive further to Omkareshwar.  On your arrival at Omkareshwar, check-in at your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your thirteenth day of Temples Tour of North and Central India.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Omkareshwar

 

Day 14: Omkareshwar Sightseeing – Indore (Approx 85 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Omkareshwar temple, Sri Govinda Bhagavatpaada Caves and 24 Avatars

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and leave for the sightseeing of Omkareshwar.  Today’s tour highlights will be Omkareshwar temple, Sri Govinda Bhagavatpaada Caves and 24 Avatars.

Omkareshwar: This sanctified island of Omkareshwar is situated at the convergence of River Narmada and River Kaveri in Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Omkareshwar is one of the important worship pilgrimage in the Hinduism and is dedicated to Lord Shiva also it is believed that one of the 12 Jyotirlingas (Devotional Object representing Lord Shiva) is available in Omkareshwar.  Apart from that this island holds numerous ancient Hindu and Jain temples with magnificent carvings and beautiful paintings. 

At the end of the tour, drive further to Indore.  On your arrival at Indore, check-in at your pre-reserved Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your fourteenth day of Temples Tour of North and Central India.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Indore

 

Day 15: Indore – Delhi (By flight) – Haridwar (Approx 220 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Evening Aarti (Prayer)

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Indore Airport for your flight to Delhi. On your arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be picked-up at Trip India representative.  Enjoy your Lunch at a nice Restaurant in Delhi and then drive to Haridwar (A Gateway to God).  On your arrival at Haridwar, check-in at your pre-reserved Hotel and freshen-up.  After freshen-up you will be escorted by our representative and will be taken for Evening Aarti (Prayer) at the banks of Ganges River. 

During the Evening Aarti, you will see thousands of devotees attending evening prayers by flaming oil lamps in worship of River Ganges. Watching this beautiful ceremony which is accompanied by lights, drums and chanting, the entire Ghat (Banks of River Ganges) light with oil lamps floating on the river. 

At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your fifteenth day of Temples Tour of North and Central India.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Haridwar

 

Day 16: Haridwar – Rishikesh (30kms approx)

Tour Highlights: Bharat Mata Mandir, Sapt Rishi Ashram, Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Swarga Ashram, Geeta Bhawan and Evening Aarti at Triveni Ghat.

After Breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Rishikesh. En-route we will visit Bharat Mata Mandir and Sapt Rishi Ashram which are prime attractions of Haridwar. Later further drive to Rishikesh. 

On your arrival at Rishikesh, check-in at your pre-reserved Hotel and relax.  After Lunch, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Rishikesh sightseeing.  The attractions will be Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Swarga Ashram, Geeta Bhawan and Evening Aarti at Triveni Ghat. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your sixteenth day of Temples Tour of North and Central India.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Rishikesh

 

Day 17: Rishikesh – Delhi (Approx 240 Kms) Departure (By flight)

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Delhi.  On your arrival at Delhi, our representative will assist you for your transfers to the International Airport for your International flight to your Country.

Here you have successfully completed your Temples Tour of North and Central India.  We sincerely thank you for choosing Trip India for your travel arrangements and we appreciate your patronage and wish you for a safe journey.

 

Hotels Accommodations Envisaged:-

Subject to availability at the time of booking or else similar hotels will be suggested:-

Destinations  Deluxe  Hotel    Premium Hotel Luxury Hotel
Delhi Hotel Grand Sartaj/ Similar Hotel Royal Plaza / Similar Hotel The Lalit / Similar
Agra Hotel Siris 18 / Similar Clark’s Shiraz / Similar Radisson Agra / Similar
Varanasi Hotel Surya / Similar Hotel Ideal Tower / Similar Hotel Radisson Varanasi / Similar
Allahabad Hotel Milan Palace /Similar Hotel Kanha Shyam / Similar Hotel Kanha Shyam / Similar
Khajuraho Hotel USHA Bundela /Similar Hotel Clarks Khajuraho / Similar Hotel Ramada Khajuraho / Similar
Orchha The Bundelkhand Riverside/Similar Orchha Resort / Similar Orchha Resort / Similar / Similar
Bhopal Hotel Tulsi Exotic / Similar Hotel Jehan Numa Palace / Similar Welcome Heritage Noor Us Sabah Palace / Similar
Ujjain Hotel Raj Palace / Similar Hotel Mittal Avenue / Similar Hotel Mittal Avenue / Similar
Indore Hotel Amar Vilas Indore / Similar Hotel Lemon Tree Indore / Similar Hotel Radisson Blu Indore / Similar
Omkareshwar Hotel Narmada Resort / Similar Hotel Narmada Resort / Similar Hotel Narmada Resort / Similar
Haridwar Hotel Clarks Inn Brinjal / Similar Hotel Grand Basant / Similar Hotel Radisson Blu Haridwar / Similar
Rishikesh Tapovan Resort / Similar Hotel Narayana Palace Spa and Resort / Similar Ganga Beach Resort / Similar

Note:

  1. Group rates are available on request. contact
  2. Above mentioned package cost is valid on minimum Two Person Basic.
  3. High Season – Any Fair / Festival / New Year / Christmas surcharge are additional

Cost Includes:

  1. Accommodation for 16 Nights/ on twin / double sharing basis.
  2. Daily buffet breakfast at all hotels.
  3. Transportation by private air-conditioned car with driver for all arrivals, All arrivals, departures, sightseeing and inter-city drive as per the itinerary.
  4. Services of English speaking guide as per the itinerary above.
  5. Services of Trip India representative on all arrivals and departures.
  6. Escorted Evening Sightseeing at Ganga River Boating in Kolkata
  7. Fuel charges, toll tax, state tax & parking charge
  8. All presently applicable luxury taxes.

Cost does not Includes:

  1. Entrance fees at monuments/parks/museums.
  2. Items of personal nature like drinks on table, laundry, telephone bills etc.
  3. Meals other than mentioned above.
  4. Indian visa fees or international airfare / domestic flight fare / train ticket
  5. Still Camera or video charges levied by some monuments.
  6. Any other shopping and personal purchase.
  7. Medical Requirements on request.
  8. Service Tax as per government.
  9. Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

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