Chants, Chivalry & Colors!
| A Heritage India Tour |
12 Nights & 13 DaysDestinations : Delhi – Varanasi – Agra – Jaipur – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Delhi
‘Chants, Chivalry & Colors’ is a popular heritage India tour, due to the inclusion of the heritage city of Varanasi. It includes selective destinations so as to provide the best of cultural experiences on this heritage India tour. This is a short tour for only thirteen days and can be easily customized to suit one’s preferences. On this heritage India tour, one can visit the Golden triangle along with Varanasi and other main cities of the Royal Rajasthan.
Varanasi is regarded as one of the most ancient living civilizations on earth and rightly so one will see the historical buildings, traditions and beliefs that are centuries old. To many it might as well seem that the city never saw development in certain parts. While attempts have been made to modernize the city in terms of better roads, transport, hotels, shopping malls and commercial buildings, the older parts of the city still has many narrow lanes and historical buildings which are impossible to replace. The ghats of the Holy river Ganges makes one feel as if they have stepped into a time travel machine and gone back thousands of years. One can witness many ancient rituals taking place on these very Ghats. A heritage India tour will be incomplete without a visit to the holy city of Varanasi.
Contrary to the appearance of the ancient city of Varanasi, the cities of Rajasthan i.e. Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur present a dominant display of the Rajputana architecture and are as important in a heritage India tour. However a common feature in all these cities along with Varanasi will be the presence of many temples. Though Varanasi will easily outnumber the combined cities of Rajasthan, in terms of the number of temples! This heritage India tour is just the right mix of the important cities that one must not miss on their visit to India.
- Witness the country's most beautiful sunrise at the banks of the river Ganges.
- Stay at palace and heritage hotels .
- Participate in evening prayers on the banks of the Holy Ganges.
- Theatrical presentation about the story of the TajMahal.
- A ‘Thali’ dinner in Varanasi
- Opt for a Hot Air Balloon flight over Jaipur city
- Adventurous Open Jeep safari through villages and hilly terrains
Program SummaryThis heritage India tour - 'Chants, Chivalry & Colors' starts from Delhi, where you will be visiting the significant monuments.On the next day you will board a flight to Varanasi. You will visit the Ghats for your boat ride on the sacred river Ganges and also visit the famous temples. After 2 nights each in Delhi and Varanasi, you will spend another 2 nights in Agra where you will see the Taj Mahal. You will then drive to Jaipur where the forts & palaces await you. On this heritage India tour, you will further proceed to Jodhpur on the ninth day and visit Meharangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada. You will then drive to Udaipur and explore the City Palace. On the last day of this heritage India tour, you shall be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Delhi.
ExclusionsPersonal expenses such as cold drinks, camera charges telephone calls, portage, excess luggage, laundry charges & all other items of personal nature | Airfare from home country to India | Any supplements for festive season like Pushkar Fair, Christmas, New Year etc. | Any other item which is not included in tour land price includes section.
To experience a luxurious heritage India tour, the best time to visit will be from October to March. Monsoon months must be avoided between June to September as a possibility of heavy rains may result in suspension of boat rides on the river Ganges in Varanasi, which is one of the highlights of this tour. For those who prefer traveling in a cooler and pleasant climate, may consider months between December and February. Any heritage India tour will include lot of walking and exploring of many historical monuments. hence, the climate plays a very important role. While the summer heat can be a deterrent, the rains too could play a spoilsport. Hence, undoubtedly the best season for this heritage India tour is the winter season.
To experience this heritage India tour in the best possible manner, it is recommended to spend minimum of two nights at most cities. However, if one has limited time in hand, then one can stay only a night at Agra as that is manageable. However, two nights at Varanasi is a must for this heritage India tour. Similarly the cities of Rajasthan i.e. Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur have slightly longer road drives of around five to six hours and hence minimu 2 nights are recommended for these destinations as well.
In terms of commuting on this heritage India tour, it is important to note that the cities of Golden Triangle and Rajasthan can be covered by road but the city of Varanasi requires a flight to get into. Varanasi can be covered either at the beginning or even towards the end after covering the golden triangle and Rajasthan. It completely depends on one's preferences and it would be best to write to an Alluring India Tour's expert mentioning your preferences and they will be happy to tailor-make the tour for you advising the best possible routing and flight connections.