Cultural Heritage of India

Guaranteed Departure India Group Tour Packages 2017-2018

Experience the essence of Indian life and go back deep into the history.

Embark on a lifetime journey on India group tour package with Max Holidays. Join our India group tour taking you to some of the best sites highlighting the cultural heritage of Northern India. Beginning from Old and New Delhi sightseeing tour the tour takes you further to Jaipur (also known as Pink city due to pink couloured building and houses dotted all around the city) which is one of the most popular and most charming cities of India from tourism aspect. Moving forward to the historical sites of Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Fatehpur Sikri we will arrive in Agra where the most beautiful monument Taj Mahal awaits you to explore and praise its beauty. The journey then centres to the classical village of Orchha dotted with some beautiful temples and a fort. Following is the visit to some finally carved erotic temples of Khajuraho dating back to period between AD 900 and 1130. The temples of Khajuraho are among the best examples of medieval heritage of India. Before concluding the India group tour at Delhi we will visit our last destination, Varanasi. Considered to be world’s oldest living city, Varanasi is known as a city of Hindus. This India group tour is perhaps one of the best tour itinerary a traveller may ever want in his holidays to India.

Detailed itinerary

Day 01 Delhi

Namaste and welcome to the city of amazing blend of Old and New civilization. Meet with Max Holidays company representative at the airport as you arrive to join our India group tour ‘Cultural heritage of India’ . Get assisted transfer to your hotel where you will have leisurely time till next morning.

Included meals: no meal included
Included entrances: no sightseeing trip

Day 02 Delhi

Kick start your tour this morning with a delicious breakfast in the hotel restaurant. The tour guide will brief you about the scheduled combined sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Drive to the Old part of the city to witness the busy streets and enjoy a rickshaw ride in the oldest market of Chandni Chowk. Visit India’s largest mosque Jama Masjid and then drive past through India gate, President’s Palace and Parliament building. Taking some photographs near this location can be a good idea.

In the afternoon visit Humayun’s Tomb, the 215 feet tall concrete minaret ‘Qutub Minar’ which was created as the symbol of victory of Mughal emperor Qutub ud Din Aibak over the last Hindu dynasty in Delhi and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara - a Sikh Temple.

Evening we will come back to the hotel for night stay.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included entrances: Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Rickshaw Ride

Day 03 Delhi to Jaipur

In the morning after breakfast you will depart to Jaipur, the most popular city of the colourful state of Rajasthan. Halt at the middle of the way to have some tea/coffee (on your own) and then continue drive and enjoy countryside. As you reach Jaipur you will realise that the sweeping desert has replaced the cityscape. As you enter Jaipur you will see men and women in colourful costumes, men wearing long moustaches and colourful turbans.

Upon reaching Jaipur check in at your hotel and then visit the Pink city of Jaipur. Visit Gaitore Chhatris - Cenotaphs of Kings. This is Royal cremation ground of the Kachwaha Rajputs. Stop at Jalmahal for Photo shoot.

Make your evening memorable in a local city restaurant where you taste the great Indian food in a local restaurant accompanied with folk dances of Rajasthan performed by the local artists. It is going to be a unique and authentic Rajasthani experience which you will remember for the life.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Gaitore Chhatris

Day 04 Jaipur

After spending leisurely night in the hotel take your breakfast and get ready for an excursion to majestic forts and palace of Rajasthan. Visit Amer fort palace which is situated on a hill in Aravali ranges of Jaipur. Enjoy travelling up the hill on the back of a traditionally decorated friendly elephant from the main entrance of the fort. It is advisable to reach here early to enjoy the elephant ride as it is subject to availability. Visit Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khaas, Sheesh Mahal and other beautiful areas of the palace.

Later visit Jantar Mantar Observatory, City Palace Museum and Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal).

In the evening enjoying walking or riding on a rickshaw to visit the colourful bazaars of Jaipur or visit Birla temple (if time permits)

Included meals: Breakfast, Theme Dinner
Included entrances: Amer Fort by Elephant, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal

Day 05 Jaipur to Agra

Today morning enjoy breakfast in hotel restaurant and then depart to Agra. Agra was the capital of Mughal empire in India during 16th century. Today Agra has many beautiful monuments reminding us of the great love of Mughals for art, literature and architecture. While driving to Agra about 30 kms before the city you will find a massive walled city inviting you to pay a visit. This is Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted city today once was the capital of Mughals before they moved to Agra due to lack of water at Fatehpur Sikri. There are many important sites within the city blended with Islamic and Hindu architecture.

On reaching Agra visit the white marble beauty, the finest monument ever built in the history of love and one of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal. Standing on the bank of river Yamuna, Taj Mahal invites many thousands of travellers every year. Later a quick visit to the massive red fort of Agra. Major attractions of the fort are the Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khaas and the room where Shahjahan was kept under house arrest by his son during the last days of his life.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Fatehpur Sikri, Tonga Ride, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort

Day 06 Train journey to Orchha

A short train journey in India is a must experience activity to come closer to the lifestyle of the people of the country. This morning you are going to travel in an air-conditioned tourist train from Agra to Jhansi from where you will be transferred in a private vehicle to the beautiful village of Orchha.

Orchha, frozen in time, the medieval city of Madhya Pradesh is dotted with palaces and temples dating back to Bundela dynasty. The heritage of Orchha still remain its original grandeur. Visit the historic village on the bank of the river and explore Ram Raja Temple, jehangir Mahal, Cenotaphs and Palace, Chaturbuj Temple.

Spend leisurely time in the laid back and hassle free atmosphere of the village.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Jehangir Mahal, Rai Praveen Mahal

Day 07 Orchha to Khajuraho

Drive to Khajuraho, the land of Chandelas. World renowned for its fine carved erotic temples dating back to 950 and 1050 CE. The temple complex and especially the western group contain some stunning architecture which is included in our scheduled visit today. The majour attractions are the 31 meter high Kandariya Mahadeo temple, Vishvanatha Temple, Chausath Yogini Temple, Jagdambe Temple and Chitradurga Temple.

In the evening enjoy ‘Light & Sound Show’ within the temple complex (subject to availability)

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Western group of temples, Light and sound show.

Day 08 Fly to Varanasi

Today you will visit the Eastern and Southern parts of the Kamasutra temples which includes manu Hindu and Jain temples. Later fly to Varanasi from Khajuraho airport. Varanasi is one of the holiest cities in India for Hindu region. It is also considered to be one of the oldest living city in the world.

Upon reaching Varanasi meet with Max Holidays staff and drive to your hotel. Later drive to River Ganges and take a short walk towards the 'Dashashwamedh Ghat’ (famous bank of Ganges). It is the place where you will witness grand Ganges aarti in the evening. This magnificent event takes place during every evening and people from around the world gather here to enjoy the spiritual atmosphere of the place. Depending on the availability of the boats, you can take a short ride into the river Ganges to take a broader view of the river bank and click some amazing photographs.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Eastern and southern group of temple, Evening Boat ride.

Day 09 Varanasi

The sacred city of Varanasi wakes up very early in the morning and people get engaged in their day to day activities very early. A visit to the bank of river Ganges in the morning is a good idea to witness the early morning offering on the bank of the river. The bank of the river is dotted with several famous Hindu temples. The popular stretch for the boat ride is from Dasaswamedha Ghat to Manikarnika Ghat. During the ride you will be explained about the history of the city, its religious significance and special features of various ghats. As you reach Manikarnika Ghat get off the boat and take 45 minutes interesting walk through narrow lanes of Varanasi. You will visit the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), many smile shrines, old houses and lodges for pilgrims. Continue walk towards the flower market and then drive back to your hotel.

Later visit the internationally famed Banaras Hindu University which is spanning across in 1300 acres. Drive through the university campus. Continue your Varanasi tour and visit Sarnath temples which are located 10 kms out of Varanasi city. Sarnath is a famous Buddhist site in India where Buddha came to deliver his first sermon.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Morning Boat ride, Banaras Hindu University, Sarnath

Day 10 Fly Home ex Delhi

Leisurely morning in Varanasi. One can take a rickshaw ride or visit the local markets for more local experiences. After breakfast the group will be transported to the airport to board flight to Delhi. In Delhi you will be connected with your flight back to home from Indira Gandhi International airport.

Additional hotel night stay can be booked at additional charges for those having flight later in the night or next morning.

Included meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

Airport Services

Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

09 nights in handpicked hotels

Meals

09 Breakfasts, 01 Lunch, 01 Dinner

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips, air conditioned chair car train travel

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets

Guides / Escorts

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Activities

Rickshaw ride, Elephant ride, Folk dances, Tonga ride, boat ride, light and sound show

Other inclusions

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic flights are not included

Travel insurance

Please carry a valid travel insurance

Visa

Visa fee and charges

Other Fees

Video / still camera fees wherever it is applicable

Meals

Meals not specified

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

Accommodation Style

Accommodation style

This trip offers you stay for 09 nights in decent hotels. Our hotels are always excellently located and they offer the guests all basic facilities and services for a comfortable stay. We often try to mix some boutique hotel stay and/or some heritage hotel for some group.

Train journey from Agra to Orchha will be in an air conditioned cabin in chair car class. The train is comfortable, clean and safe but not comparing with European trains.

Remark : Pre or post tour bookings can be made for you upon demand

Trip Disclaimer

To provide the most accurate and updated information most our tour itineraries are updated every year. We keep into consideration the reviews of our past travellers on such trips and if need be we incorporate immediate changes for betterment so that our future travellers can be benefitted from it. While you book yourself on our Cultural Heritage India Group Tour or any other group tour listed on the website, we recommend that you read reviews of our past travellers, trip notes on the page, FAQs and terms of bookings etc. and ensure that the same are meeting to your plans and satisfaction. If you are interested in our Cultural Heritage India group tour package and have some queries before preceding the bookings, you can contact our team via email or phone. Our India group tour experts will ensure that all your queries are answered with the best available information. The length of this Cultural Heritage of India group tour is 09 nights and 10 days and we have been operating such trips successfully with almost no interruption. However, it is to be noted that inclement weather conditions, flight delays, political reasons, social ceremonies and many other reasons may cause some changes in the itinerary.  Such reasons may also cause changes in time, place and order of sightseeing trips of Culture Heritage India group tour package.

All sightseeing points are mentioned in the group tour itinerary and will be visited with our expert local guides. Tickets to monuments in our Culre Heritage India group trip are included for the mentioned monuments and museums etc. For sightseeing trips other than the planed, the traveller must inform our booking office in advance or communicate to our staff or local tour guides. Such additional sightseeing trips will be subject to availability and can be booked at additional cost only. Our staff and guides work under the supervision of our local expert team in each city, to ensure your safety and minimize any sort of risk. Though we try to offer the travellers the lowest possible price for the trips, but sometimes our price may be slightly higher than our competitors since at Max Holidays there are a team of many local experts engaged in organisation and execution of your Cultural India group tour. To ensure your safety and quality of services, we recommend that, in the event of any additional sightseeing trip, additional hotel bookings, flight tickets etc you contact our staff in Delhi head office, directly.

Important Notes

The prices indicated with each trip are based on twin share basis. If you are a single traveller and wish to stay in a single room only, you must pay the single room supplement mentioned with each trip. If you are a single traveller booking the trip on twin share price we will be offering you accommodation with a traveller of same gender only. In the event we do not find any other single traveller willing to share the room, you will be offered a single room only with additional single room supplement cost. For more information in this connection you may also contact one of our India group tour specialist or directly your Cultural Heritage India group tour booking officer.

For all our fixed departure India group tour packages, the maximum size of the group is 24, but in the event of higher demand on any given date, it may increase upto 30 only.

Indian food is a sheer delight for the traveller. On our India group tours mostly breakfasts are a part of the package. In addition to it we also include few lunches and dinners based on our experience for giving you a special local experience. For the rest of the meals, we prefer to offer the travellers flexibility and freedom of choosing meal and local restaurant of their choice. Our guides will suggest you restaurants you can try for a meal. This not only offers you budgeting flexibility but also keeps you free to try something apart from the group activities.

It is the responsibility of the traveller to respect the local culture, customs and nature. Keep the places you travel clean, do not encourage beggars by tipping them.

It is strongly recommended that while travelling in public areas and crowded streets or/and otherwise too, keep your passport, money etc in a neck wallet. Do not carry your valuable jewellery items etc during the trip as you will not require them for the trip. Many hotels also provide the facilities of safety lockers which can be used as per the hotel policy.

Though it is not mandatory for the travellers but in India tour guides, escorts, drivers, bell boys, porters etc expect tips for their service. This is not included in our price and is totally at your own discretion.

How to Book

It is very easy and simple! To book yourself on one of our India group travel packages you require selecting date of departure from the list. Please click on the button ‘2017–2018 Dates & Offers’, scroll the page to check all available dates and special offers, to view the offers click the date of your choice and if the dates, price etc are matching with your schedule and budget simply proceed with ‘Book Now’ option. This option will take you to an online form which you can fill and send our office to check availability of seats on the trip.

While browsing through the ‘Dates and Offers’ page, you will see icons showing ‘Early Bird Offers’ and ‘Last Minute Deal’, to know more just scroll the mouse on the icon. ‘Filling fast’ icon indicates the Cultural Heritage India tour departures which are becoming favourites among the travellers. The red coloured button indicates the booking for the specific dates have been ‘closed’. If you are still interested in joining our group on such a date, we recommend that you immediately contact our India head office by phone or email. We shall try our best to accommodate your request and if not we will definitely offer you alternative trips.

Once your booking request for Cultural Heritage of India Tour package has been received by our team, they will communicate with you over the phone or email and upon receiving the booking amount from your side they will enrol you in the group departure.

For immediate assistance, you may contact our team at following contact addresses:

Phone : ++91 11 40504050 (board no.)
email : tours@maxholidays.com

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How to Pay

For your bookings with us, you can make payments by any of the following methods:

1. Swift Bank Transfer / Telegraphic Transfer
2. Online Credit Card Payment using 'Secured Online Credit Card Payment Gateway' powered by Visa and MasterCard..

Visa & Insurance

It is compulsory that, on all Max Holidays trips including small group tour packages of India, you carry a valid travel insurance atleast covering your medical expenses in the event of health issues. It is also recommended strongly that the travel insurance you carry should cover additional expenses or loss due to any sudden cancellation, delay in the trip, flights rescheduling etc and other personal liabilities. It is required that on demand from our team you present them a copy of your valid travel insurance and visa for their records and booking requirements.  

To visit India one must carry a valid Indian visa and the same can be obtained easily from Indian Embassy or Consulate near you. India offers the facilities of eTV or TVOA (Tourist Visa on Arrival) for travellers from about 150 countries listed herein below. E Tourist Visa is completely online service by Indian Govt. and no facilitation is required by any intermediary.

List of the countries approved under eTV scheme for VOA (India Visa on Arrival)

Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Useful links

Visa on Arrival : indianvisaonline.gov.in
Indian Embassies Abroad : www.mea.gov.in, www.maxholidays.com

Transport

Bus, Car, Rickshaw, Elephant, River boat, Tonga ride

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