Cultural Tour to India
Destination : Bhubaneswar - Konark - New Delhi - Odisha - Varanasi
Category: Special Packages for US Traveller
Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
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Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport meet by our representative and transfer to hotel. If time permit visit to India Gate & pass through Parliament house. Night stay at Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing city tour of Delhi including Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple (Bahai), Qutub Minar & Jantar Mantar. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi - Agra
After Breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive to Agra. Enroute visit Sikandara - the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Afternoon visit The world famous Taj Mahal - the most precious gift of love built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his loving wife Mumtaz. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Agra.
Day 04: Agra - Jaipur
After breakfast visit Agra Fort & proceed to the Pink City of Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri - once the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Also visit the Buland Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world. On arrival at Jaipur, check into your hotel. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 05: Jaipur
After breakfast start for full day local sightseeing in Jaipur. Visit Amber Fort & Palace, "Gaitore" Cenetophs (Front View), take a photo stop at Jal Mahal, City Palace & Museum, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) & take a photo stop at Hawa Mahal. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 06: Jaipur – Varanasi (overnight in train)
Morning visit Laxminarayan Temple (Birla Mandir), Moti Dungri temple. Enjoy shopping at local market like Bapu bazaar, Johri Bazar, M.I. Road etc. Afternoon board the train to Varanasi.
Day 07: Arrival at Varanasi
On arrival at Varanasi transfer to hotel. After freshen up proceed for excursion tour to Sarnath where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon. Visit to Chaukhandi Stupa, Dhamek Stupa and the Ashoka Pillar. Back to hotel & Overnight stay.
Day 08: Varanasi sightseeing
Early morning enjoy the boat ride at Ganges. Breakfast at the hotel. Then proceed for full day sightseeing of Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas and the Banaras Hindu University. Overnight stay at Varanasi.
Day 09: Varanasi – Kolkata
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Kolkata. On arrival at Kolkata transfer to hotel. Later half day sightseeing of Kali temple at Kalighat, Birla temple & Victoria Memorial. Overnight stay at Kolkata.
Day 10: Kolkata
Full day sightseeing of Howrah Bridge , Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Belurmath, Vidyasagar Setu, Botanical Garden & St. John’s Cathedral Church. Overnight stay at Kolkata.
Day 11: Kolkata – Bhubaneswar
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Bhubaneswar. On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport transfer to hotel. Later half day sightseeing of famous city temples including Lingaraj (non-Hindus are not allowed), Parsurameswar, Mukteswar (known as the ‘gem of Orissan architecture’) & Rajarani temple. Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
Day 12: Bhubaneswar
Morning visit to Nandankanan Zoo (closed on Monday & famous for white tiger safari). After lunch visit to tribal museum (closed on Monday), Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves (oldest rock cut caves, the caves are reminiscent of influence of Buddhism and Jainism in Orissa). Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
Day 13: Bhubaneswar – Puri
Morning drive to Puri, enroute visit Dhauli (Buddhist stupa/ peace pagoda), Hirapur (64 yogini temple), Pipli (the appliqué work village) & Raghurajpur (the Artisan village, the most famous attractions here are the Pattachitra (miniature paintings), palm leaf engravings, wooden toys, tusser paintings etc. Proceed to Puri and check in to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 14: Puri – Konark – Puri
Morning visit to Jagannath temple (Non Hindus are not allowed). Then drive to Konark to visit the Sun temple (one of the world famous heritage sites, also known as black pagoda). Enroute visit Ramchanditemple & Chandrabhaga beach. Also visit to the Fishermen Village. Return to Puri. Evening relax on the golden beach of Puri. Overnight stay at Puri.
Day 15: Puri – Bhubaneswar + departure transfer
Morning drive back to Bhubaneswar and transfer to airport for onwards journey.