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Wellness India

Ancient Traditions & Inspiring Journey 2020
12 Nights | 13 Days

Delhi – Udaipur – Jaipur – Ajabgarh – Agra – Varanasi - Delhi
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Ancient tradition Inspiring Journey is embracing the soul of intoxicating India on a wellness-inspired cultural journey connecting you to the unique spirit and cultures of the Northern India and Rajasthan.

Tour Advantages

  • Tradition Indian welcome ceremony
  • Drive down Delhi’s impressive Raisina Hills to India Gate
  • Visit the Eklingji
  • Visit the Udaipur – the city of lakes
  • Sunset cruise at lake Pichola
  • Discover extraordinary monuments spanning India’s rich spiritual heritage, from the temples of Delhi and Udaipur
  • Stand before the world’s most famous monument to love, The Taj Mahal UNESCO World Heritage Site in a magical light at both sunrise and sunset
  • Mughal & Rajput architecture
  • Travel by brightly Caparisoned Elephant ride to Jaipur’s Amber Fort
  • Enjoy three rejuvenating nights in Udaipur, complete with a guided meditation, bike ride through the countryside and a sunset cruise on Lake Pichola
  • Privately consult with an Ayurvedic doctor and learn about the importance of one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems during a stay at Amanbagh, a retreat in the heart of Rajasthan
  • Design Your Day in the magical countryside of Rajasthan, with options that include visiting local artisans in their workshops or setting off on a photogenic tour of rural village life at dusk
  • Spend two awe-inspiring nights in Varanasi, a city sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists, where you stay along the banks of the Ganges in a former palace and partake in an evening aarti ceremony
  •  Stay in some of the finest in the world, including The Oberoi, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Oberoi Rajvilas, award-winning hotels Udaivilas and Oberoi Amarvilas

Itinerary at a Glance
DAY 1
ARRIVE IN DELHI, INDIA
DAY 2
DELHI | SIKH & HINDU TRADITIONS
DAY 3
UDAIPUR | INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION
DAY 4
UDAIPUR | SUNSET CRUISE & INDIAN HOSPITALITY
DAY 5
UDAIPUR | TEMPLES OF SHIVA & VISHNU
DAY 6
JAIPUR & AJABGARH | A GUIDE TO AYURVEDA
DAY 7
AJABGARH | DESIGN YOUR DAY
DAY 8
AJABGARH | AYURVEDIC CULINARY LESSON
DAY 9
AGRA | THE TAJ MAHAL
DAY 10
AGRA & VARANASI | HOLY CITY
DAY 11
VARANASI | THE SACRED GANGES
DAY 12
DELHI | AN AFTERNOON TO REFLECT
DAY 13
DEPART DELHI

DAY 1
ARRIVE IN DELHI, INDIA

Arrive in Delhi, capital of Incredible India, a home to diverse cultural and spiritual traditions, where you are met and transferred to your luxury hotel.

The Oberoi, New Delhi
DAYS 2
DELHI | SIKH & HINDU TRADITIONS

After breakfast, experience your first foray into India’s rich spiritual heritage with guided visits to both a Hindu and Sikh temple. While Hinduism is one of the world’s oldest and most varied faiths, Sikhism is among the youngest, stressing honesty, selflessness and service; it is in the massive kitchens of the historic Sikh temple you visit that thousands of free meals are prepared for the community daily. Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House. Remainder of the day is free to design to the Add on experiences. Overnight stay at Luxury hotel

The Oberoi, New Delhi
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch
DAYS 3
UDAIPUR | INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION

Fly for Udaipur and transfer to your luxurious hotel on the tranquil banks of Lake Pichola. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Before dinner, contemplate your intentions with a guided meditation, led by an expert who offers tips for establishing a daily practice. Tonight’s dinner is accompanied by local music and traditional dancing.

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
Meals:
Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4
UDAIPUR | SUNSET CRUISE & INDIAN HOSPITALITY

Today Sightseeing of Udaipur includes The City Palace – this is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, construction of which was started by Udai Singh. This white marble architectural marvel, standing majestically on a hill is surrounded by crenellated walls. This huge edifice 30.4 meters high and 244 meters long was added on to, by later rulers, but the additions are so well planned and integrated, Then, enjoy a refreshing outing when you bike ride through the surrounding countryside, stopping for a picnic lunch. Late afternoon, embark on a sunset cruise on Lake Pichola, sailing past its picturesque ghats and palaces, and pausing at the Jagdish temple vishnuite built by Maharana Jagat Singh I in 1651 the temple enshrines a black stone image of Lard Vishnu. There is a brass image of Garuda the Lord Bird carrier. The exterior and the plinth are covered with base relief of alligators; elephants, horsemen and celestial musicians rise in tiers.
Later, enjoy a cooking demonstration followed by dinner with a local family.

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
UDAIPUR | TEMPLES OF SHIVA & VISHNU

After breakfast short drive to Delwara and the temple complex of Eklingji - A Religious complex Northern region of Mewar 22 Km It houses 108 temples chiselled out of sandstone and marble, this temple of Eklingji was built in 734 AD. Enclosed by high walls, it is devoted to Eklingji (A form of Shiv Deity adored under the epithet of EKLINGA). and take in the tranquil atmosphere of prayer time. Following lunch, choose to partake in a guided heritage walking tour or to relish a relaxing afternoon at leisure.

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6
JAIPUR & AJABGARH | A GUIDE TO AYURVEDA

Fly to Jaipur visit to the 17th century fortress of Amber Fort - marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort ascended on Caparisoned Elephant true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. The interiors of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glasswork complemented by exquisite wall paintings. As you move between the rooms of this magnificent structure feel the history and visualize the pomp and grandeur of a kingdom never conquered, whose hilltop location is to view various palaces with rooms of stunning beauty including the world’s finest chamber of mirrors.

After lunch, journey two hours to extraordinary Amanbagh, set in the beautiful Rajasthani countryside. Enjoy an introductory talk on the importance of Ayurveda in India and how it impacts all aspects of health and wellness. You also have the opportunity to meet privately with an Ayurvedic doctor, who provides personalized recommendations based on your dosha (body type).

Amanbagh
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7
AJABGARH | DESIGN YOUR DAY

Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

  • Explore the Remnants of Historic Bhangarh, an abandoned city rumored to be haunted.
  • Visit the Workshops of Local Craftspeople, including sandal makers, carpet weavers and sculptors.
  • Take Part in a Photogenic Cow Dust Tour, observing local farmers.
  • Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.
Amanbagh
Meals:
Breakfast
DAY 8
AJABGARH | AYURVEDIC CULINARY LESSON

Relish a restorative day at leisure. Perhaps enjoy your hotel’s Wellness & Spa Experiences, such as yoga; schedule your included treatment at its soothing holistic spa; or return to Jaipur for more exploration.

Amanbagh
Meals:
Breakfast
DAY 9
AGRA | THE TAJ MAHAL

After breakfast proceed to Agra through the Rajasthani countryside, we see villages, woman dressed in the brilliantly colored saris of the region, Camels, Elephants & scenes of rural lives. Agra - At the time of the Mughals, in the 16th & 17th centuries, Agra was the capital of the grand Mughal Empire.  Check in to your luxury hotel, catching your first glimpse of the breathtaking Taj Mahal from your window

Later visit the UNSECO heritage site the Magnificent Taj Mahal – The New 7 wonder of the world and Monument of Love in the viewing it just as the setting sun bathes it in deep hues of pink and orange., which was built in 1630 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori.  Legend has it that once construction was completed, what makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. 

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
Meals:
Breakfast
DAY 10
AGRA & VARANASI | HOLY CITY

Rise early to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise, its glowing surface suffused in a gentle morning mist. Return to your hotel for a relaxing later fly to the spiritual heart of India: Varanasi: one of the oldest cities in the world. Also known as Banaras, this city has been the center of the Hindu faith for all of recorded history. Kashi, Banaras or Varanasi is the oldest living city in the History of Mankind. For more than two thousand years, people have been coming from different states of India to Varanasi with their cultural heritage & lineage. This amalgamation of Oriental cultures and life styles of west made this colossal city a panorama. Settle into your superbly located heritage hotel right on the banks of the Ganges River.

BrijRama Palace, Varanasi
Meals:
Breakfast
DAY 11
VARANASI | THE SACRED GANGES

Rise early morning enjoy the Sunrise Boat excursion on the Holy River Ganges to see the bathing Ghats and crimination sites. Watching local people bathing and worshiping at the Ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India.
Later visit Sarnath – 10 kms from the holy city of Varanasi, is the blessed locale where more than 2,500 years ago Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon, after attaining Nirvana. Gautam Buddha with his five disciples formed the first Sangha along with Yasa of Varanasi and his 54 friends. The beginning of the celebrated Mantra, “Buddham Sharanam Gachhami” owes its origin to Sarnath. The three jewels “I go for refuge to the Buddha, I go for refuge to the Wheel of Law, and I go for refuge to the Sangha” first laid down here, have remained unchanged ever since. Hence rightly, every Buddhist Pilgrim after Bodhgaya endeavors to be blessed with a visit to Sarnath in his lifetime. Evening take boat ride and experience the pitru tarpana, an ancestor ceremony in which you may light a candle to release in the river in memory of a loved one who has passed on; this is one of the most moving local customs you can experience, witness “aarti” on the sacred Ganges Aarti can watch at Dashawedh Ghat, Chanted prayers and rhythmic drumming fill the air as you watch lantern-bearing priests bid the gods and goddesses a restful slumber. Overnight stay

BrijRama Palace, Varanasi
Meals:
Breakfast
DAY 12
DELHI | AN AFTERNOON TO REFLECT

Fly to Delhi. Your afternoon is free to relax and enjoy the amenities of your hotel.

The Oberoi, New Delhi
Meals:
Breakfast
DAY 11
DEPART DELHI

Say good bye to this fascinating tour intime transfer to the airport for your flight onward Journey.

Meals:
Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

  • 03 Nights stay in Delhi
  • 03 Night stay in Udaipur
  • 03 nights stay in Ajabgarh
  • 01 Night stay in Agra
  • 02 Night stay in Varanasi

Meal  

  • Daily Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Selected Lunch and dinner

Transfers & Sightseeing

  • All transfers and sightseeing by air-conditioned car
  • ALL State taxes, toll taxes, parking

Economy Air Tickets

  • Delhi– Udaipur - Jaipur and Agra - Varanasi – Delhi

Other services Includes

  • Rickshaw puller ride at Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi
  • Caparisoned Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Horse cart ride to Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Boat ride on river Ganges in Varanasi
  • Monument entry fees wherever applicable as per the above itinerary
  • Services of local English Speaking Guides
  • All applicable taxes

Tour Exclusion

  • Travel Insurance
  • India Visa Fee
  • Any meal which is not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Video, film & professional still camera fees
  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions above
  • Expenses of personal nature like Telephone Calls, Laundry, Porterage, Tips, Alcoholic Beverages, etc.
Add on Experiences

You can add on experiences options available for an additional cost. in following locations

asia spice market khari

Asia Largest spice market

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Kitchen

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Kitchen

craft museum

Handicraft Museum

Food in Haveli

Home Cooked Food in Haveli

indian crafts bazaar

Indian Crafts Bazaar

Agra cooking class

Making your own Taj Mahal

Mohhabat - The Taj Show

Rejuvenate

Shop at Kinari Bazar

Boating at Ramgarh Lake

ELEPHANT FARM

Explore Chokhi Dhani

Explore the villages in Jeep

Hot Air Balloon Ride

wilderness with Jeep Safari

Rajasthani Cuisines

Rejuvenate yourself with a massage

Fulfill your shopping spree

Heritage Hotel

Raj Mandir Cinema

bhartiya lok kala museum

Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum

boat cruise on lake pichola

Boat Cruise on Lake Pichola at Sunset

visit shilpgram

Visit Shilpgram

hathi pol bazaar

Shopping at Hathi Pol Bazaar

vintage car museum

Vintage Car Museum