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India’s fascinating diversity in animals, topography, and culture makes for unique vacation experiences. The heritage Tours india are a primary reason for tourists throughout the year. With these incredible and distinctive experiences, this south Asian nation quickly establishes itself as one of the top travel locations for a well-rounded trip.
TravedaTour has many heritage tours india packages but this one is especially for tourists visiting India for the first time. You will be exploring all the essential World cultural heritage sites in India. Prepare yourself and pack your bags for the Indian cultural tour.
At New Delhi International Airport, our guide will be waiting to greet you. Our guide will then drive you to the hotel, where you can relax for the day. India's capital city, Delhi, is as vibrant as the rest of the nation and is correctly referred to as its crown. So, beginning in Delhi is a terrific way to start your Indian heritage and cultural tour.
A traditional breakfast is followed by the beginning of sightseeing in Delhi. We begin by travelling to Old Delhi, which comprises Rajghat, the Mahatma Gandhi memorial, referred to as the Father of the Nation. We take a traditional cycle rickshaw tour of the Jama Masjid, Asia's biggest mosque. The large red sandstone receives the next visit.
The Red Fort and Mughal architecture. We first stroll through Delhi's historic streets before moving to New Delhi. The Qutub Minar, a distinctive 73-meter-tall iron pillar, is visible here. During his journey, the Parliament House, the Rashtrapati, and the Ministerial House of India are all nearby. The India Gate, which honours the sacrifice made by Indian soldiers in World War I, is also nearby.
The last attraction for Delhi sightseeing would be Lotus Temple, a stunning marble building that serves as a Baha'i temple. It is a great architectural structure in the form of a lotus.
Today you will visit the Akshardham temple, which represents the spirit and culture of India for 10,000 years. The temple has three main halls, each with a different history of a yogi or saint.
Your next stop is Delhi's crowded market. A wide variety of unusual designer clothing, handicrafts, relics, and souvenirs are available in this bustling market. A traditional dinner is served along with the Indian dance show at night. After exploring all the best places to visit in Delhi, head back to the hotel.
We will head to the airport to catch a flight to Varanasi after breakfast at the hotel. Varanasi gives you a sense of Hindu tradition and culture. It is one of India's most well-known pilgrimage destinations, and Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are thought to have created it.
The next stop on your day tour will be Sarnath, the home of Buddhism, another major religion. Visit the many stupas, which are filled with Buddhist literature and sculpture. Your next stop is the Sarnath Museum, a Buddhist statue, writing, and art repository.
In the evening, enjoy the worship of the Ganges River sitting on the Ghats. A happy atmosphere is produced by the light from hundreds of Pradeep on the lake after the Varanasi trip come to the hotel for dinner and rest.
The day will begin with a boat ride on the Ganges River in the early morning while admiring the stunning Ghats that pass by. The experience will be utterly ecstatic as the ship's rudder cuts through the calm waters of the Ganges, creating music pleasing to the ears. Take a holy bath in the Ganges River's water. Visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, one of the well-known and must-see temples devoted to Lord Shiva, while strolling the ghats. In the afternoon, watch the Ganga Aarti Ceremony, which is done on the banks of the Ghat.
Visit the renowned Kashi Viswanath Temple on your way back after viewing the temple's magnificent architectural splendour and Hindu customs. This temple, which honours Lord Shiva, is the first Jyotirlinga.
A trip to Varanasi isn't complete without going to Banaras Hindu University. The most prominent residential university in Asia is this one. The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb constructed a mosque and an art gallery on the property.
After breakfast, you can go to Varanasi's local market, which is famous for its Banaras saris, hand-woven rugs, bangles, and, last but not least, sweets. We travel to Khajuraho via train or plane.
The Khajuraho temples are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are fantastic pieces of architecture. The regional dance event enjoys international renown. Erotic figures depicting love, varied emotions, postures, and the beauty of womanhood are carved into the temple. The walls of the temple seem to consist of frozen movements.
Arrive in Khajuraho in the late afternoon and tour the temples' eastern complex, including the Parswanath Jain temple. Enjoy the temple complex's stunning music and light spectacle in the evening. There is an overnight stay in Khajuraho.
The cultural tour packages also include a visit to Khajuraho. Visit the western group of Khajuraho temples after breakfast. Of the three categories, these temples are the biggest. The largest temple in the same where each carved figure appears to be alive is Khandariya Mahadeva Temple.
Our next stop will be the ancient city of Orchha. On the banks of the Betwa River, it served as the Bundela kingdom's administrative capital. The city is renowned for its architecture, which features exquisite chattris and latticework, and boasts some stunning palaces, such as the Jahangir Mahal and the Raj Mahal.
Enjoy some of the delicacies of Madhya Pradesh in the city. We finish our tour of the temples, including the Chaturbhuj and Ram Raja temples. We arrive in Agra in the afternoon on the luxury train.
The most popular and demanded destination of the cultural tour packages is Agra. You will go on a tour of the old city following a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal, is where you start your journey. Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor, constructed the Mumtaj Mahal as a symbol of his undying love for his wife. You can feel the affection as soon as you step inside.
The Mughal monarch Akbar's Agra Fort is the subject of your subsequent excursion. Several structures of exceptional beauty, including the Moti Masjid, Shish Mahal or the crystal palace, Khash Mahal, Jahangir Palace, and others, are housed inside the compound of this red sandstone architecture.
In the Agra sightseeing tour, you also visit the tomb of Itimad-up-doula, also referred to as Baby Taj. It is another marble building constructed by Emperor Jahangir in the Persian style. My overnight stay will be in Agra.
We leave the hotel for Jaipur after breakfast. We pause on the way there to see the renowned Fatehpur. Akbar, the Mughal monarch, constructed Sikri, built in the Indo-Muslim architectural style out of red sandstone.
Later we will proceed to Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan, the 7th destination of cultural tour packages. This city in the desert state is vibrant and has lovely green meadows nearby. The city might be regarded as a shoppers' paradise. Rajasthan's capital city, Jaipur, is renowned for its distinctively patterned clothing with Jaipuri designs. The mehndi patterns are lovely. Famous Rajasthani cuisine is available here. Last but not least, music and puppet shows are the popular forms of entertainment here.
Today on the Jaipur trip, you will visit Amber Fort. Raja Man Singh initiated the construction of the current royal complex. The overpowering experience of riding an elephant is another option for getting to the fort that is perched on a hill.
Later, a day trip to the Chokhi Dhani complex, a collection of ethnic villages 15 kilometres outside Jaipur. The Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on extensive grounds and includes the entertainment of folk dancers and musicians.
After that, you will visit the city palace, the Mughal and Rajput style hybrid architecture. In the evening, you can enjoy shopping in the bustling shops, with saris, bangles, and jewellery stores. After the Jaipur sightseeing tour, head to a hotel for rest.
After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Jodhpur. On our way, we visit the holy lake of Pushkar. It is made up of several ancient shrines. The Brahma temple is the most famous in the city. It is believed to be the only Brahma temple in the world. Jodhpur can be seen as an oasis in the middle of the Great Thar Desert. It is one of the best cities in the state to experience the people's lifestyle, traditions, and culture.
After having breakfast leave for the Jodhpur sightseeing tour. The Mehrangarh Fort is where we begin our journey. On top of a hill, it has several palaces, galleries, a museum, and a shrine on the grounds. The location is renowned for its baby chamber and miniature paintings.
Maharaja Umaid Singh also constructed another spectacular building in the city, the Bhavan Temple. We drive to Bhisnoi villages in the afternoon to see the rural lifestyle of the state. After Jodhpur sightseeing, head to the hotel for rest.
After breakfast at Jodhpur, we will depart for Jaipur. On the way, you would explore the temples of Ranakpur. The famous temples in the city are the group of Jain temples.
You will be taken to a hotel for rest after arriving in Udaipur. You can spend the day taking a rest or visiting the Udaipur local market. Grasp energy to start your Udaipur tour the next day.
Visit the City Palace must-visit attraction on the Udaipur city tour. Visit the Jagdish Temple, the old city, and the Sahelion Gardens ki, Bari. The afternoon is leisure.
Udaipur's sightseeing tour includes visiting various museums, monuments, and garden courtyards. Later see the Lake Pichola, offering fantastic sunset views. In the evening, you can take a relaxing boat around Lake Pichola. The night can also be enjoyed watching the local dance performances. Additionally, there will be a night in Udaipur.
You leave the hotel after breakfast to go to the airport to catch your flight to Mumbai. You arrive in Mumbai, and our representative takes you to the closest hotel to the airport, which has both historical and modern added value to your lifestyle. When you get to Aurangabad, you can unwind in your hotel room for the evening.
After breakfast, our guide will escort you to the Ajanta and Ellora Caves, both World Heritage Sites. These are the rock-cut caverns distinguished by human figure sculptures and exquisite murals, and these caves also contain valuable Buddhist inscriptions.
Later in the Aurangabad sightseeing tour, you would visit Daulatabad Fort. The 30 m-tall Char Minar highlights this hilltop fort from the 12th century. The imposing fort's sharp features have withstood the test of time. There is an overnight stay in Aurangabad.
After breakfast, you start your second-day tour of Ajanta Ellora caves. There are Buddhist caves, Jain caves, and Hindu caves among the caverns. The paintings and inscriptions found in the Aurangabad caves are also well-known. These rock-cut caverns are an excellent place to learn about Jainism and Buddhism. He then departs from there to take an aircraft to Mumbai. There is a lot in store for you in Maharashtra's capital city. With its historical structures and seafood specialities, you can never have enough of the town. We arrive in Mumbai, check into the hotel, and rest for the night.
After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, you depart for the city tour. Colaba's Mumbai Fort is the starting point of our Mumbai sightseeing tour, and St. John's Church is the main feature of this building with British influences. Then we made our way to Marine Drive. When the street lamps turn on dusk, this lovely spot resembles a queen's jewellery.
Visit the beach in the heart of the city, Chowpatty Beach. The beach has a beautiful artificial fountain surrounded by mythological figures, such as that of a Roman god.
The hanging gardens on the hillside are the best place to watch an enchanting sunset and sunrise. Your next stop is the Victoria Terminal, a train station in Mumbai with a verdant park and stone statues of a lion and a tiger at the entrance. The building's dome is 160 feet in height. Some more must-sees in the city include the Rajabhai Clock Tower and the Mumbai High Court.
The guide will transport you to the airport for your journey to Cochin after breakfast at the hotel. One of our agents in Cochin will escort you to the hotel. Our guide will bring you to Kochi fort after some downtime. Enjoy yourself and take in one of Kochi's most beautiful sunsets. You'll be taken to a motel later on for some rest.
Your Kochi sightseeing tour would begin after the delicious breakfast. The Hill Palace Museum, a Heritage Museum, a Deer Park, a Prehistoric Park, and a Children's Park should all be seen first. After that, go to the Kerala History Museum at Edappally. The museum is a serene, ethnic structure covered by a canopy of large trees.
The other places of interest in the city include the Vasco Da Gama Square, the Basilica of Santa Cruz, the Church of San Francisco, and others. The Kathakali dance performance is available at night, and there is another overnight stay in Cochin.
On the second-day city tour, the guide will take you to the backwaters of Cochin. There is an organized ferry trip to the backwaters. You are admiring one of the exquisite natural wonders as you sail across the coconut palm-lined, crystal-clear water.
They also take you to the paddy fields, the duck breeding area. The renowned Keralan coffee and tea are available here.
We stop at St. Mary's Church, Kerala's oldest church, on the route home. Here you can also see the 130-foot-long snake racing boat, which is believed to have been first made here. There is another overnight stay in Cochin.
There is breakfast in the hotel. Following that, you can indulge in retail therapy at the surrounding markets or an Ayurvedic massage at the hotel. Then get on the plane for Delhi. There is a farewell supper planned for you. After that, you will be escorted to New Delhi International Airport on your way home with the treasure of the culture and beauty of India with you.