Today you will arrive in Delhi, India’s bustling capital city. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your booked hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Morning your visit will focus on Old Delhi, the seventeenth-century walled city of Shah Jahan. We will visit mosque. Next, we’ll visit the Raj Ghat, a memorial erected on the site where Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Indian nation, was cremated.
After lunch at a local restaurant, we will embark on a tour of New Delhi, driving along Rajpath, the capital’s broadest avenue. Along the way, you will see Parliament House, now known as Sansad Bhavan, a low, circular structure that covers more than five acres of land.
Later we will visit Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, India Gate & Birla Temple. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3 – Day 5
Next morning on our spiritual tour of India, we leave for Calcutta after breakfast. Here we will spend 3 days exploring and experiencing the mystical energies of some of the most amazing Ashrams in India.
Sri Ramakrishna: represents the very core of the spiritual realizations of the seers and sages of India. His whole life was literally an uninterrupted contemplation of God. He reached a depth of God-consciousness.
In his own motherland Vivekananda is regarded as the patriot saint of modern India and an inspirer of her dormant national consciousness, To the Hindus he preached the ideal of a strength-giving and man-making religion. The natural tendency of Vivekananda’s mind, like that of his Master, Ramakrishna, was to soar above the world and forget itself in contemplation of the Absolute. But another part of his personality bled at the sight of human suffering in East and West alike.
Yogananda: Autobiography of a Yogi (We are waiting for our request to visit to be answered as we need permission to visit.) In the hundred plus years since the birth of Paramahansa Yogananda, this beloved world teacher has come to be recognised as one of the greatest emissaries to the West of India’s ancient wisdom. His life and teachings continue to be a source of light and inspiration to people of all races, cultures, and creeds.
Other sites Calcutta we plan to visit include; Kalighat Kali Temple, St. Paul’s Cathedral Church, Mother House, Jain Temple, an Indian Coffee House and much more depending on time.
This morning on our journey through the sacred sites of India, we depart for Calcutta, connecting us to our flight to Varanasi. India’s holiest city is located on the banks of the sacred Ganges River. Upon your arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel.
In the late afternoon we will experience Chats and witness the evening Aarti ceremony. Dinner following the ceremony. Overnight at Hotel.
Early this morning, our spiritual tour of India takes us on a sunrise boat cruise on the Ganges River during which you will be presented with the incredible tableau of multitudes of devotees paying homage to the Sun God.
The cruise will be followed by breakfast, and then a walking tour of the old city. Afterwards, we will tour Sarnath, the site of Buddha’s first sermon. While there, you will visit the museum, one of the most important in India.
After breakfast we’ll fly to Khajuraho, the religious and political capital of the Chandela Dynasty. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free to relax and enjoy the beautiful hotel grounds, restful atmosphere, and spa services.
After an early dinner (the famous Taj spread is more deserving of the word banquet than buffet) we will enjoy a fabulous Sound & Light Show on the grounds of the western complex, introducing us to the history and culture of the temples.
Overnight at Hotel.
This morning visit the Western group of temples. The Western group contains the largest and loveliest temples of the area. Of this group, the Kandariya Mahadev temple, dedicated to Shiva, is the most perfect. With its elaborate 100-foot-high spire and bands of beautiful carving, it represents Chandela art at its best. Kandariya Mahadev shares a high terrace with the older and simpler Devi Jagadamba temple. Shopping and personal time with lunch in town.
In the afternoon, we will visit the main temples in the Eastern group. These temples are more modest and less ornate than the Western temples, their architectural style reflecting the simplicity inherent in Jainism. Afternoon break for traditional Indian tea with Chai Marsala, herbal and light snack/desert options. Followed by some personal time for walking, contemplation and meditation back at the Eastern Complex.
Overnight at Hotel.
This morning on our spiritual tour to India takes us to Jhansi, stopping en route in Orchha to visit the medieval city founded by Bundela rulers. Orchha contains palaces and temples built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that have withstood the onslaught of time remarkably well. Continue on to Jhansi to board the train to Agra, the last capital of the Mughal Empire and home of the one and only Taj Mahal. Upon arrival in Agra, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Arrive in Agra and overnight at Hotel.
Today on our spiritual tour to India, an early-morning visit to the Taj Mahal, or “crown of buildings”, presents an opportunity to admire this dream in marble as it welcomes the rising sun. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.” After lunch we will visit Agra Fort, a huge red-sandstone structure built by the famous Mughal emperor Akbar in the sixteenth century. It houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and many other noteworthy structures. Afternoon is free to relax, shop or explore. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12 – Day 13
After breakfast drive to Jaipur, the Pink Capital City of Rajasthan. We experience this amazing city with all its beauty and mysticism. We overnight at the Hotel with some free time free to relax or explore.
Next day we drive to Ranakpur, arrive, check in and relax in this most beautiful place as one absorbs the energy of this special place overnight at Hotel.
Today our spiritual tour to India takes us to historic Ranakpur. Set in a remote and peaceful valley, Ranakpur is the site of the largest and most beautifully preserved Jain Temple in India. The play of light and shadow on the minutely carved figures offers an effect that tantalizes the senses. Overnight at Hotel.
We will take your back to Delhi and drop you at your hotel. Here we ends our long journey with you. Thank you for choosing us!
Chandni Chowk Market
Kalighat Kali Temple
St. Paul’s Cathedral Church
Indian Coffee House
Ghats Of Ganga
Kandariya Mahadev temple
Best Time For Tour
August to March