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Cultural and Historical Tour in India - 9 Days

Overview and Highlights

Key Information

Best Seasons

Autumn / Spring

Group Size

Min 10 to more pax..

Duration

9 Days Program

Trek Difficulty

Easy and Moderate

Maximum Altitude

598m

Accommodation

Hotel

Meal

Available deilicious food

Region

India cultural and Historical

Country

Nepal and India

Activity

Overland sightseeing Tour

Destination

Nepal to India tour

Trip Starts

Kathmandu, Nepal

Trips Ends

Kathmandu, Nepal

Highlights of Cultural and Historical Tours in India

  • Taj Mahal, Agra: Explore the iconic Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, renowned for its architectural beauty and timeless love story.

  • Jaipur's Royal Palaces: Discover the majestic palaces and forts of Jaipur, including the Amber Fort, City Palace, and Hawa Mahal, showcasing the grandeur of Rajasthan's royal heritage.

  • Varanasi's Ghats: Experience the spiritual essence of Varanasi as you witness the ancient rituals and ceremonies along the sacred ghats of the Ganges River, a cultural pilgrimage destination for Hindus.

  • Khajuraho Temples: Marvel at the exquisite temple complexes of Khajuraho, known for their intricately carved sculptures depicting Hindu deities, celestial nymphs, and scenes of everyday life.

  • Ellora and Ajanta Caves: Explore the ancient rock-cut caves of Ellora and Ajanta, showcasing Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain artworks and architecture dating back to the 2nd century BCE.

  • Delhi's Historic Landmarks: Visit Delhi's historic landmarks, including the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, and Humayun's Tomb, reflecting the city's rich cultural and architectural heritage.

  • Udaipur's Lakes and Palaces: Experience the romantic charm of Udaipur, often referred to as the "Venice of the East," with its serene lakes, ornate palaces, and vibrant bazaars.

  • Cultural Performances: Enjoy traditional music and dance performances, such as classical Kathak dance, folk music, and puppet shows, showcasing India's diverse cultural traditions.

Cultural and Historical Tour in India Overview

An incredible India tour is an exciting and amazing tour where you explore the vibrant culture, unique historical and cultural venues, charming people with varied lifestyle, valued customs and traditions of the Indian states. The excellent and pristine beauty of the land bedazzle you with the glimpse of the diverse Indian ethnicities, cultural legacy, natural arrays, indian arts, crafts and architects, and so on.

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Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Delhi (Altitude: 216 meters)

Arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.

Transfer to your hotel and check-in.

Explore the bustling streets of Old Delhi, including Chandni Chowk and Jama Masjid.

Visit historical landmarks such as the Red Fort and Raj Ghat.

Overnight stay in Delhi.

Food Welcome Dinner
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 216

Day 2 : Delhi Sightseeing (Altitude: 216 meters)

After breakfast, visit Humayun's Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a precursor to the Taj Mahal.

Explore the Qutub Minar complex, featuring the tallest brick minaret in the world.

Drive past India Gate, Parliament House, and Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's House).

Experience the blend of old and new at Connaught Place.

Return to the hotel for overnight stay in Delhi.

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 216

Day 3 : Delhi to Agra (Altitude: 169 meters)

Depart for Agra, home to the iconic Taj Mahal, via a scenic drive (approx. 4 hours).

Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and freshen up.

Visit the Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its Mughal architecture.

Witness the sunset over the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh.

Overnight stay in Agra.

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 169

Day 4 : Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (Altitude: 431 meters)

Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise, one of the most breathtaking sights in the world.

Depart for Jaipur, the "Pink City," with a stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage site (approx. 5 hours).

Explore the historical landmarks of Fatehpur Sikri, including Buland Darwaza and Jama Masjid.

Continue the journey to Jaipur and check-in to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 431

Day 5 : Jaipur Sightseeing (Altitude: 431 meters)

Embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Jaipur.

Visit the Amber Fort, a majestic hilltop fortress renowned for its artistic Hindu-style architecture.

Explore the City Palace complex and its museum showcasing royal artifacts.

Discover the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and Jantar Mantar observatory.

Stroll through the vibrant markets of Jaipur.

Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 431

Day 6 : Jaipur to Udaipur (Altitude: 598 meters)

Depart for Udaipur, the "City of Lakes," via a scenic drive (approx. 7 hours).

En route, visit the majestic Chittorgarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India.

Continue the journey to Udaipur and check-in to your hotel.

Evening at leisure to explore the picturesque lakeside city.

Overnight stay in Udaipur.

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 598

Day 7 : Udaipur Sightseeing (Altitude: 598 meters)

Explore the cultural and historical landmarks of Udaipur.

Visit the City Palace, overlooking Lake Pichola, and explore its opulent interiors and courtyards.

Discover the Jagdish Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, with its intricate carvings.

Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola, passing by the picturesque Lake Palace and Jag Mandir.

Evening at leisure to explore the local markets and bazaars.

Overnight stay in Udaipur.

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 598

Day 8 : Udaipur to Delhi (Altitude: 216 meters)

Transfer to Udaipur Airport for your flight back to Delhi.

Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to your hotel and relax.

Evening at leisure for last-minute shopping or exploring the city.

Overnight stay in Delhi.

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 216

Day 9 : Departure from Delhi

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time for leisure activities.

Check-out from the hotel and transfer to Indira Gandhi International Airport for your onward journey.

Departure from Delhi, marking the end of your cultural and historical tour in India.

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation: Hotel accommodation throughout the tour, ranging from budget to luxury options based on your preference.
  • Transportation: All land transportation during the tour, including airport transfers, comfortable air-conditioned vehicles for sightseeing, and inter-city travel.
  • Meals: Daily breakfast at hotels. Some tours may include additional meals such as lunches or dinners at local restaurants or hotels, as specified in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing: Entrance fees to cultural and historical sites, monuments, museums, and other attractions listed in the itinerary.
  • Guided Tours: Services of experienced and knowledgeable local guides for sightseeing tours, providing insights into the cultural and historical significance of each destination.
  • Activities: Costs associated with cultural performances, heritage walks, boat rides, and other activities mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Taxes and Service Charges: All applicable government taxes, service charges, and fees related to accommodation, transportation, and activities included in the tour package.

Cost Excludes

  • International and Domestic Flights: Airfare for flights to and from India, as well as domestic flights within India, if applicable.
  • Visa Fees: Costs associated with obtaining an Indian tourist visa, including application fees and processing charges.
  • Travel Insurance: Personal travel insurance covering medical emergencies, trip cancellation, baggage loss, and other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Meals: Lunches and dinners not specified in the itinerary, as well as snacks, beverages, and personal expenses related to dining.
  • Optional Activities: Any optional tours, excursions, or activities not included in the standard tour package, such as hot air balloon rides or spa treatments.
  • Tips and Gratuities: Optional gratuities for tour guides, drivers, hotel staff, and other service providers, at your discretion.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a personal nature, including souvenirs, laundry, telephone calls, internet usage, and alcoholic beverages.
  • Medical Expenses: Costs associated with medical treatments, medications, doctor visits, and hospitalization during the tour.
  • Additional Services: Any additional services requested by the traveler outside the scope of the standard tour package, such as room upgrades or special requests at hotels.
  • Transportation: Costs associated with transportation for activities not included in the itinerary, such as taxi fares or private transfers for personal outings.

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FAQs

Cultural and historical tours in India often include popular destinations such as Delhi, Agra (home of the Taj Mahal), Jaipur (part of the Golden Triangle), Varanasi, Khajuraho, Udaipur, and other cities known for their rich heritage and historical landmarks.

The best time to visit India for cultural and historical tours is typically during the winter months (October to March), when the weather is more pleasant and suitable for sightseeing. However, specific destinations may have optimal times based on local weather patterns and cultural events.

It's essential to pack lightweight and comfortable clothing suitable for warm weather, as well as modest attire for visiting religious sites. Other essentials include sunscreen, a hat, comfortable walking shoes, insect repellent, medications, and a reusable water bottle.

Yes, it's essential to respect local customs and traditions while traveling in India. This includes dressing modestly, removing shoes before entering temples or homes, asking permission before taking photos of people, and greeting others with "namaste" as a sign of respect.

While India is generally safe for travelers, solo female travelers should take precautions such as avoiding isolated areas at night, dressing modestly, and being cautious of unwanted attention. Joining a reputable tour group can provide added safety and support.

Accommodation options vary from budget guesthouses and boutique hotels to luxury heritage properties and palace hotels, offering a range of experiences to suit different preferences and budgets.

Yes, vegetarian and vegan meal options are widely available in India, with many traditional Indian dishes naturally being vegetarian. Tour operators can accommodate dietary preferences with advance notice.

While major credit cards are accepted at hotels, restaurants, and larger establishments in urban areas, it's advisable to carry some local currency (Indian Rupees) for smaller purchases, street vendors, and tips.

Additional Information

01. Local Festivals and Events: Check for any local festivals or events happening during your visit. Participating in cultural celebrations can offer unique insights into India's traditions and heritage.

02. Solo Travel Considerations: If you're traveling solo, consider joining a guided tour for safety and convenience. Group tours provide opportunities to meet fellow travelers and share experiences.

03. Accessibility Concerns: Some historical sites and monuments may have limited accessibility for individuals with mobility issues. It's advisable to inquire about accessibility options and accommodations in advance.

04. Cultural Sensitivity: Respect cultural sensitivities, such as modest dress and conservative behavior in religious places. Avoid sensitive topics in conversations and be mindful of local customs and traditions.

05. Local Cuisine Exploration: Embrace the diverse culinary offerings of India by trying local dishes and street food. Be cautious about hygiene standards and opt for reputable eateries to avoid food-related illnesses.

06. Travel Documentation: Ensure you have all necessary travel documents, including a valid passport, visa, travel insurance, and any permits required for specific regions or attractions.

07. Currency Exchange: Familiarize yourself with currency exchange options and rates. It's advisable to exchange currency at authorized outlets or use reliable banking facilities to avoid scams or counterfeit money.

08. Cultural Immersion Opportunities: Take advantage of cultural immersion opportunities such as homestays, cooking classes, or interactions with local artisans. These experiences offer a deeper understanding of India's rich cultural heritage.

09. Environmental Responsibility: Practice responsible tourism by minimizing environmental impact. Dispose of waste responsibly, conserve water and energy, and support eco-friendly initiatives and accommodations whenever possible.

10. Emergency Contacts: Keep a list of emergency contacts handy, including local authorities, embassy or consulate information, and contact details of your tour operator or accommodation provider.

By considering these additional aspects, you can make the most of your cultural and historical tour in India, creating memorable experiences while respecting local customs and traditions.

Cultural and Historical Tour in India

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