Indian Saga takes you through bustling capital of India with a fascinating history, home to nearly 19 million people from all parts of the nation. Catch the glimpse of the Taj Mahal changing colors with the rising sun and experience the rich history, cuisines, and culture of the city which attracts visitors from across the globe. Experience life in an Indian village and walk among the dusty streets exchanging smiles with the locals.
Continue to the regal state of Rajasthan which is home to beautiful palaces and forts along with them the old hunting grounds of the Jaipur royals which are now transformed into a wildlife reserve for the conservation of the endangered species the Royal Bengal Tigers which are only found in India, the park at the moment has more than 60 tigers in an open environment. These grounds once belonged to the royal family of Jaipur and here the prince and kings used to visit for hunting tigers which was the main cause of depletion of these magnificent cats.
UNESCO World Heritage city of Jaipur has a lot to offer from the maintained City palace which has beautiful painting and decorations and armory then to the Amber Fort and the famous Monkey Temple.
Varanasi, a city of more than a thousand temples and shrines and sacred to Hindus and Buddhists alike this city has been a cultural and religious center in North India for several thousand years and one of the oldest continuously inhabited city. As Mark Twain said, “Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and look twice as old as all them put together.” Indulge in the experiencing of aarti ceremony – a Hindu religious ritual of worship in which oil lamps are offered to one or more deities – on the banks of Ganges at sunrise and sunset listening to the saga of saints and Sadhus. And take a tour of Sarnath, which symbolizes the birth of Buddhism with sculptures dating back as far as the 3rd Century BC.
Delhi ->Agra -> Village -> Ranthambore -> Jaipur -> Varanasi -> Delhi
Day 1: Delhi
Meet and greet at the airport and received by our Tour Manager. Check-in at hotel and night to Leisure.
Day 2 : Delhi
After breakfast, we indulge in a half day tour of Old Delhi starting at the Raj Ghat, a memorial built in memory of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. Then to the Jama Masjid the biggest mosque in India. And drive past the imposing Red Fort. In the evening drive through Lutyens Delhi to explore the masterpieces of British Architecture. Stopping over at India Gate.
Day 3 : Delhi - Agra
After breakfast leave for Agra via the Yamuna Expressway. Reaching Agra by lunch and relax. In the evening view the Taj from the royal gardens the Mehtab Bagh which is said to be the proposed site for the Black Taj Mahal which could have been meant for the great Emperor Jahangir. Watch the Taj from across the river. Night at Leisure.
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton
Day 4: Agra
Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal - the epitome of love and the greatest romance depicted in architecture. Return to hotel for breakfast and later in the day we visit the imposing Red Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the seat and stronghold of Mughal Empire. Night at leisure.
Day 5: Agra - Village
Leave early morning for your next stay at Heritage hotel in Village. Stopping over at Fatehpur Sikri, Mughal city commissioned by Emperor Akbar in honor of the saint who blessed him with a successor. But due to the scarcity of water, this incredible city was abandoned.Take a walk around the village to learn about the way of life in the Indian Villages night at leisure.
Day 6: Village - Ranthambore
Take a walk around the village to learn about the way of life in the Indian Villages in morning day at leisure. Leave for Ranthambore by afternoon and reach by evening. Relax at your cozy Wildlife Retreat.
Day 7: Ranthambore
Indulge in game drives today at the Ranthambore National park, an absolute mosaic of the lush, green forests, opaque Jade waters and tawny, open plains peppered with bare trees. Optional Visit to the hilltop temple of Lord Ganesh in the Tiger Reserve from where one can have a birds-eye view of the Park. Night at leisure.
Day 8: Ranthambore - Jaipur
Leave early morning for Jaipur the famed pink city. Reach Jaipur by evening and transfer to hotel. Night at Leisure
Day 9: Jaipur
Today start the day by seeking the blessing and indulge in spirituality with the locals dancing and singing at Govind Dev Ji temple. Visit the Jantar Mantar, a one of its kind astronomical observatory dating back to 1734. Explore Jaipur’s spectacular city palace, a unique and arresting complex of palaces, pavilions, gardens, and temples. Take a stroll through the monumental gateway of the ornate City Palace. Back to the hotel and day at leisure.
Day 10: Jaipur
Start off your day from UNESCO World Heritage site the Amer fort. And visit the Nahargarh Fort which boasts of one of the largest cannons. On your way back visit the Royal Gators. Evening visits the bustling bazaars of Jaipur filled with a wide variety of fabric, handicrafts, and jewelry.
Day 11: Jaipur - Varanasi
After breakfast leave for Varanasi by air. Check-in at the hotel and relax for the day and later in the evening indulge in the Prayers (Arti) from boats at the ghats of the River Ganges. Varanasi India's most sacred city which has been a center of knowledge and continuously inhabited for more than 5000 years is a city famed for the ghats(banks) of River Ganges.
Day 12 : Varanasi - Sarnath - Varanasi
After Breakfast, we leave for Sarnath a holy place for the Buddhists as it was where Buddha gave his first sermon. Immerse yourself into the teachings of Buddha, written all over the place. And explore the stupas and park and watch the Buddhist pilgrims paying visit one of the holy places in Buddhism. Return to your hotel in Varanasi. Night at leisure.
Day 13: Varanasi - Delhi
After Breakfast, we leave New Delhi by air. Reach Delhi Check-in at Hotel and day at leisure.
Day 14 : Delhi Airport Departure
Breakfast and check-out from the hotel for your flight back home.
Home-cooked food and interaction with a family in Jaipur.
Experience of the Royal Bengal Tiger into the wilderness.
Boat Ride in River Ganges
Get a sense of life in an Indian Village.
Shop your heart in cheap local markets.