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Sacred Odyssey: Temples and Shrines of Northern India

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Duration

11 Nights / 12 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English

Overview

Sacred Odyssey: Temples and Shrines of Northern India” is a spiritual sojourn that delves deep into the cultural and religious tapestry of Northern India. This transformative journey takes you through the hallowed corridors of ancient temples, serene riverbanks, and historical landmarks, starting from Delhi and concluding in the sacred city of Bodhgaya. Explore majestic shrines, pilgrimage sites, and hidden treasures while immersing yourself in the rich history and spirituality of the region. Join us on this odyssey of enlightenment and cultural discovery as we uncover the sacred soul of Northern India.

Highlights

  • Explore the historic heart of Delhi, including the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk.
  • Visit the sacred Omkareshwar Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples, in Indore.
  • Discover the rich heritage of Bhopal, exploring mosques and cultural sites, as well as the Bhoj Wetland and Bhimbetka rock shelters.
  • Marvel at the intricate erotic carvings of the UNESCO-listed temples in Khajuraho.
  • Experience the spiritual significance of Varanasi, Bodhgaya, and Deoghar, with visits to sacred temples, ghats, and historical sites.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 41.5%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 45.9%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 54.8%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 54.8%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 58.9%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 58.2%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 62.7%

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Arrive at Delhi airport, where you'll be assisted and transferred to your hotel (hotel check-in/out at 12 pm). Later, explore Delhi with visits to the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, a cycle rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, and more. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Delhi - Indore

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Indore. Upon arrival, visit the Omkareshwar Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples. Return to Indore for check-in and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Indore - Bhopal (250kms)

Drive to Bhopal after breakfast, with a visit to the Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain en route. Explore historic mosques and cultural sites in Bhopal, including the Jama Masjid and Moti Masjid. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Bhopal

After breakfast, explore Bhoj Wetland and the ancient Bhimbetka rock shelters. Visit Bhojpur to see the unfinished Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Bhopal - Khajuraho (376kms)

Drive to Khajuraho with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Budhist Monuments at Sanchi and Udayagiri Caves en route. Explore the stunning temples of Khajuraho, known for their intricate erotic carvings. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Khajuraho - Prayagraj (300kms)

After breakfast, drive to Prayagraj, stopping to visit the Sangam, Allahabad Fort, and Anand Bhawan. Check in at the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 7: Prayagraj - Varanasi (120kms)

Drive to Varanasi after breakfast. Explore the city, including Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Sarnath, and attend the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Varanasi

Begin your day with an early morning boat ride and a visit to the Ghats along the Ganges. After breakfast, explore more of Varanasi's attractions, including the Sarnath and other cultural sites. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Varanasi - Bodhgaya (250kms)

Drive to Bodhgaya after breakfast and visit the Mahabodhi Temple, the Great Buddha Statue, and various monasteries in the area. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Bodhgaya - Deoghar (235kms)

After breakfast, drive to Deoghar and visit the Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple, Baidyanath Jayadurga Shakti Peeth, and Naulakha Temple. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Deoghar - Patna (265kms)/ Delhi (flight)

Drive to Patna via Rajgir and Nalanda, where you can explore historical and spiritual sites. Depending on your itinerary, you can either continue to Patna for an overnight stay or catch a flight back to Delhi.

Day 12: Delhi - Departure

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and depart from Delhi according to your flight schedule.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 11 Nights' accommodation in 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Delhi - Indore & Patna - Delhi flight fare approx INR 10,500 per person in economy class.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location

FAQs

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

5-Star Hotels Used or Similar
Delhi - Le Meridien/ The Grand New Delhi
Indore - Indore Marriott Hotel/ Sheraton Grand Palace
Bhopal - Jehan Numa Palace/ Courtyard by Marriott
Khajuraho - Radisson Hotel/ Hotel Chandela
Prayagraj - Hotel Kanha Shyam/ Grand Continental Hotel
Varanasi - Ramada JHV/ Radisson Hotel
Bodhgaya - The Royal Residency/ Lotus Nikko Hotel
Deoghar - GenX Rameshwaram By 1589/ Amrapali Clarks Inn
Patna - Maurya Hotel/ The Panache

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