From the heart of modern India in New Delhi to the vast Western Ghats of the holy city of Varanasi; from the urban jungle of Mumbai to the dense Rantaambore natural desert. The wonderful trip along this route covers the classic cities of northern India: Benaras and Khajuraho, and can also give you an in-depth understanding of Rajasthan, the Taj Mahal and India’s most important nature reserves one. First, explore the city of New Delhi…explore
DestinationDelhi - Lucknow - Varanasi - Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho - Orcha - Agra - Udaipur - Mumbai
Tour Key Points
- Covering highest motor-able passes
- Buddhist culture
- Coldest Desert at Hunder
- World's highest salted Lake Pangong
- Visit Floating market in Srinagar
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THIS TOUR TAKES you to eastern Uttar Pradesh and Awadh, that legendary centre of nawabi etiquette and culture. Be it cuisine, clothes, music and dance, Awadh and the nawabs were more refined than any. Lukhnow rapidly grew to be the cultural capital of Northern India. It even developed its own distinctive style of architecture. The buildings of the franch architect Le Martinere, the British residency and the Imambaras of the muslim nawabs are amongst the foremost examples of the diversity of this style. Further east, on the banks of the River Ganges lies the ancient, seemingly unchanged city of Varanasi, the holiest of cities for Hindus, its temple spires reaching upwards to the sky. Khajuraho is also renowned for its temples, which were constructed by the Chandela dynasty in the 9th and 10th centuries and are now part of a World Heritage Site, just as Shah Jahan designed the Taj Mahal for his beloved Mumtaz Mahal in the 17th century. It took 20,000 employees 12 years to complete one of the most magnificent buildings in the world.
The itinerary also includes Jaippur and Udaipur with their beautifully painted havelis and light, airy palaces. And though it does not linger there it also stops at the cosmopolitan capital of Maharashtra, Mumbai.
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A LEGENDARY LAND characterized by a patchwork of kingdoms and principalities ruled by Maharajas, Rajas, Ranas, and Rawals before independence. Bards that roam the countryside, picking out complex tunes on single stringed instruments, still sing of heroic battles, outcrops transform themselves into proud stone forts that stand sentinel over the land. It's not difficult to picture a line of loyal warriors marching down the hillside, ready to fight. If you listen carefully, the breath of the breeze brings you faint echoes of clashing armour , neighing of horses and above it all, the spine chilling trumpet of a charging elephantexplore