Cultural Heritage Tour Package

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

Embark 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 the tour takes you further to Jaipur (also known as Pink city due to pink coloured 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, Jal Mahal Palace 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 Orcha 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 itineraries a traveller may ever want in a holiday to India.

01 Day

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
02 Day

Delhi

Kick start your tour this morning with a delicious breakfast in the hotel restaurant. The tour today will start from a drive to New Delhi Railway Station; over here we will take you to 02 hours City Walk near New Delhi Railway Station, through the streets of Paharganj and finally to a shelter home. This walk is organised by Salaam Balak Tour Trust to provide shelter to the children who has been harassed, kidnapped and forced to beg or become a child labour who are often found in and around areas of New Delhi Railway Station. This trust makes them work as tour guides during the 02 hours walk to improve their English skills. So, the tour guide or a child from the streets will accompany you through the walk and will tell you short stories about struggle in their past life. After a remarkable experience of the walk now a Tour Guide of Max Holidays will meet you at a pre decided place. Movin forward you will board metro from New Delhi Metro Station to Jama Masjid. At first you can explore the largest Mosques of India – Jama Masjid. After that enjoy a rickshaw ride (a man driven cart) at Jama Masjid. Later sightseeing of Raj Ghat - built in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi ‘the Father of the Nation’. Later visit 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.

Highlights: Salaam Balak Tour, Metro Ride from New Delhi Railway Station to Jama Masjid, Rickshaw Ride, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Qutub Minar, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Salaam Baalak Tour, Metro Ride from New Delhi Railway Station to Jama Masjid, Rickshaw Ride, Qutub Minar.
03 Day

Delhi to Jaipur (256 KMS)

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 your 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 Jantar Mantar Observatory & Birla Temple – also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple. Overnight stay at Hotel in Jaipur.

Highlights: Jantar Mantar, Birla Temple

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Jantar Mantar Observatory
04 Day

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 drive back to the city on the way Photo Shoot at Jal Mahal Palace – built in the Middle of Man Sagar Lake. In the afternoon, enjoy a food walk to the streets of the pink city where you will get to taste 10 different Indian popular street food and if required can provide lunch at Laxmi Mishthan Bandhar. The walk begins from the famous monument Hawa Mahal to Triploya Bazar, Hanuman Ka Rasta, Gopal Ji Ka Rasta, Johari Bazaar and will conclude at a pre decided place. Also you will get an opportunity to taste the traditional food of Rajasthan Dal Baati Churma. Evening free for leisure time or you can take visit to Gaitore Chhatris (No Guide)- Cenotaphs of Kings. This is Royal cremation ground of the Kachwaha Rajputs. Also can visit Albert Hall (No Guide) – one of oldest Museum of Rajasthan.

Optional Visit: Rajasthani Folk dance with dinner in City Restaurant or Hotel.

Highlights: Amer Fort, Photo stop at Jal Mahal, Street Food Walk.

Included meals : Breakfast & Lunch
Included entrances : Amer Fort, Elephant ride / Jeep Ride, Food Walk
05 Day

Jaipur to Agra (223 kms)

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. Enroute sightseeing at Abhaneri Village to see the amazingly crafted Chand Baori Stepwell. 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. Enjoy battery van ride to the main entrance of Fatehpur Sikri. Later proceed to Agra, on arrival check in at Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel in Agra.

Optional visit: An optional visit to the famous show ‘Mohhabat-e-Taj’ can be arranged for an individual or group upon request at additional price. This is one hour stage show (English and Hindi only) based on the life creators of Taj Mahal. The show is available mostly during the winter season time.

Highlights: Chand Baori Stepwell, Fatehpur Sikri, Battery Van Ride at Fatehpur Sikri.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Fatehpur Sikri, Battery Van Ride.
06 Day

Agra-Jhansi Train journey to Orchha (20 KMS)

Wake up early in the morning, enjoy the tonga ride at a distance from the Taj Mahal, then 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. After sightseeing of the beautiful Taj Mahal back to hotel for breakfast.

Later drive to Agra Railway Station to board air-conditioned tourist train from Agra to Jhansi which will make you come closer to the lifestyle of the country.

Reach Jhansi from where you will be transferred in a private vehicle to the beautiful village of Orchha. On the way to Orchha a must visit to Taragram Paper factory – is a factory which recycle the waste papers and make it reusable again in the form of gift wrapping paper, etc. On arrival check in at hotel, then sightseeing of 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 remains its original grandeur. Visit the historic village on the bank of the river and explore Ram Raja Temple, Jahangir Mahal, Cenotaphs and Palace, Orcha Fort, Chaturbuj Temple. Overnight stay at Hotel in Orchha.

Highlights: Tonga Ride (Horse Cart), Taj Mahal, Ram Raja Temple, Jahangir Mahal, Cenotaphs and Palace, Orchha Fort, Chaturbuj Temple, Taragram Paper Factory.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Tonga Ride (Horse Cart), Taj Mahal, Orcha Fort
07 Day

Orchha to Khajuraho (180 KMS)

Morning breakfast at hotel, straight drive towards Khajuraho- the land of Chandelas. World renowned for its fine carved erotic temples dating back to 950 and 1050 CE. Midway take a small stop in any restaurant to refresh yourself.

On arrival check in at hotel and then proceed for sightseeing of Khajuraho visit Eastern and Western of the Kamasutra temples which include many Hindu and Jain temples. The temple complex and especially the western group contain some stunning architecture. The major attractions are the 31 meter high Kandariya Mahadeo temple, Vishvanatha Temple, Chausath Yogini Temple, Jagdambe Temple and Chitradurga Temple. Enjoy evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel in Khajuraho.

Highlights: Eastern & Western Temples of Khajuraho

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Eastern & Western Temples of Khajuraho
08 Day

Khajuraho to Varanasi (By flight)

Morning breakfast at hotel and then later transfer to Khajuraho Airport to board flight for Varanasi. Varanasi is one of the holiest cities in India for Hindu religion. It is also considered to be one of the oldest living cities in the world.

Upon reaching Varanasi meet with Max Holidays staff and drive to your hotel. Later take a rikshaw ride towards the ghat & from a distance to River Ganges take a short walk to 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 every evening and people from around the world gather here to enjoy the spiritual atmosphere of the place. Overnight stay at Hotel in Varanasi.

Note: During off season we shall provide you overnight train to Mahoba Railway Station (80 Kms from Khajuraho) to Varanasi as flight does not operate during May, June, July and August month. The train will be in the evening so if you wish you can take some add on trips in Khajuraho like a trip to Panna National Park to enjoy jungle safari, visit to Dam, lunch at Ken River Lodge (A tree house restaurant), visit to local village and see how people lives there. Charges will be additional for this add on trips. However, the check-out time from Hotel shall remain same 1200 hrs.

Highlights: A Rickshaw ride towards the River Ganga Ghat in Varanasi, evening grand Ganga Aarti ceremony.

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : No
09 Day

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 Dashashwamedh Ghat 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. Evening free for leisure time.

Optional Visit:
1) Visit to 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.

2) Yoga Tour: Early in the morning at around 05:30 am, a representative will pick up from the hotel and take you to the Tulsi Ghat their you will enjoy the 90 minutes of Yoga Class given by renowned Yoga instructor name Miss. Smriti Chakravarti in front of River Ganges.

3) Home Cooking Curry with an Indian Family – This will be kind of a different experience for you where you will get to know about Indian Food & Spices. You will be taken to an Indian Family Home where they will brief you about Indian Food Habits and also teach you how to cook Indian Food.

4) Village Tour near 25 kms away from Varanasi Village Lamhi, Village Dasharathi Puri. Here you can enjoy the Cultural essence of Indian Village and see the making of clay pottery – means clay is used for making utensils, decorative pieces, and constructive products like bricks, walls and floor tiles. Even you can see how poultry farming is done, local school children, etc.

Note: When you will be travelling from train during the month of May, June, July and August, the train will reach today in the morning. Once you reach station, transfer shall be provided to your pre-booked hotel. Evening, enjoy grand aarti ceremony on Holy River Ganges. Night stay will be Varanasi.

Highlights: Morning Boat Ride, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Banaras Hindu University

Included meals : Breakfast
Included entrances : Morning Boat ride
10 Day

Fly Home ex Delhi

Morning breakfast at Hotel then transfer to Varanasi Airport to board flight to Delhi. In Delhi take a connecting flight back to home from Indra Gandhi International airport.

Note :For train tour, Day 09 tour programme shall be given today only. After sightseeing, transfer to Varanasi airport to board flight to Delhi.Onward journey from Delhi towards to home or next destination.

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

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

Walking tour, Rickshaw ride, Metro ride, Elephant ride, Food Walk, Battery Van ride, Tonga Ride, Boat ride.

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

  • Hotel Yug Villa

    7A/14 W.E.A Channa Market | Delhi, New Delhi 110005, India

    Facilities
    Air conditioned rooms, attached toilets, hot & cold water wi fi, parking, restaurant, travel desk and more....

    Location
    City centre 1.5 kms, railway station 4 kms, airport 12 kms

  • Hotel Park Ocean

    A4 Sikar Road | Opposite Bhawani Niketan School, Jaipur 302003

    Facilities
    Air conditioned rooms, attached toilets, hot & cold water wi fi, parking, restaurant, travel desk and more....

    Location
    City centre 1.5 kms, railway station 4 kms, airport 12 kms

  • Hotel Taj Villa

    Fatehabad Road | A-21 Taj Nagri Phase II, Taj Nagri,, Agra 282001

    Facilities
    Air conditioned rooms, attached toilets, hot & cold water wi fi, parking, restaurant, travel desk and more....

    Location
    City centre 1.5 kms, railway station 4 kms, airport 12 kms

  • Raj Mahal

    Near Chandra Shekhar Azad Park, Orchha 472246

    Facilities
    Air conditioned rooms, attached toilets, hot & cold water wi fi, parking, restaurant, travel desk and more....

    Location
    City centre 1.5 kms, railway station 4 kms, airport 12 kms

  • Isabel Palace

    Airport Road, Khajuraho 471606

    Facilities
    Air conditioned rooms, attached toilets, hot & cold water wi fi, parking, restaurant, travel desk and more....

    Location
    City centre 1.5 kms, railway station 4 kms, airport 12 kms

  • City Inn

    L - 14 | Opp Cantt Railway Station, Varanasi 221002

    Facilities
    Air conditioned rooms, attached toilets, hot & cold water wi fi, parking, restaurant, travel desk and more....

    Location
    City centre 1.5 kms, railway station 4 kms, airport 12 kms

Accommodation

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.

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Mr. Lori Jurans Kentucky, USA

12 Feb 2017
"Hello Everyone, i booked a tour of 10 days Culture Heritage of India in November. I must say the tour was well planned taking caring of all the needs of the guests, the only thing we had some problem with the hotel room service."
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Steve Callan New York

14 Feb 2017
"I first time booked my trip with Max holidays and would definitely use it again, due to good quality service and got an opportunity to travel in a group where i made good fellow traveller friends. The complete tour was very interesting the guides provided us sufficient information explaining everything. The highlight was the Khajuraho temples, now i got know why they are so popular & Varanasi Ganaga Aarti. Overall a fabulous trip."
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Sarita D Stockholm, Sweden

13 Mar 2017
"The Tour was definitely a very good one; it was good blend of Varanasi with Golden Triangle and Khajuraho Orcha. We went to all the important places, the hotels were neat and clean. My husband had his birthday when we were in Varanasi, the hotel greeted him with a cake and we celebrated his birthday with other group members. That was a cherishable moment for my husband, i could see how special he was feeling. I really thanks to you Max Holidays for bringing up such cherishable moments. I would feel very pleased to recommend your company to my friends and family."
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Vlado Kotnik Slovenia

15 May 2017
"I recently went to India for a trip. The best part of it was trip to Khajuraho and Varanasi. Both cities were fantastic and unique in its own way. I and my travel buddy liked the erotic art at the temples of Khajuraho. In Varanasi i thoroughly enjoyed the Ganga Aarti in the evening with Hindu tradition and the early morning boat ride. The entire trip was fabulous and a wonderful experience. Must to mention Jaipur which gave me a feel of the royalty in the city, Delhi – Old Delhi Chandni Chowk is not to be missed place, Agra my dream come true to see the magnificent Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Orccha. I would like to thank all the guides and drivers who took good care of us and made our tour a memorable one. Due to them we also got an opportunity to interact with local people. I will be planning again for another trip to India may be next year!"
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Lugov Russia

18 June 2017
"I booked a trip with Max Holidays online to Culture Heritage of India Tour. The tour included a journey by train, car drivers, flights, including guides in the cities. All the services provided were well planned; food was good, optional tours were nice. I really had a great time! Best part everything was pre planned we didn’t need to think about where to go what to do, all the arrangement were well taken care. I really appreciate the services and team work of your company. "
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Allen USA

19 June 2017
"Max Holidays in India helped us plan an amazing trip online on an affordable price covering good heritage cities of India. The dates were fixed for every month whichever month is suitable to us we can book, so, we made booking for October month. When we arrived at the airport we met are co-travellers accompanying us throughout our journey. I like the streets of Jaipur, they were so colourful and lot of ethnic things we can buy. The guides and drivers were skilled and very great. I highly recommend Max Holidays as I found it very honest and trustworthy company. Best of the Service Provider!!"
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Esmeil Iran

17 July 2017
"Hieeee Max Team, a special thanks to you i had a great time in India. Coming back to my home place i am full with memories of India. Even travelling as a solo person, i didn’t alone at all as the other group members and your team took good care. I felt quiet safe and happy. The trip was very well organised, the company knows the right person to work with. I found all of them very kind, with great hospitality and knowledge. I learnt a lot about Indian culture. I enjoyed my trip very much! "
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Mae Ong Avengoza Phillipine

14 Aug 2017
"I am writing here just to thank you for memorable trip. We were well greeted and assisted with great hospitality. Our driver was always there before time; the guide was well-informed and always answered our questions in a very polite manner. I and my wife are heartily thankful to your company. Thank you for letting us experience India with people who love the beautiful history and culture that your country offers so much."
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Noorul Malaysia

18 Sep 2017
"I have just returned from a fabulous trip to India for 10 days. The group was of 11 people from different places, we were boarded into a mini-bus group, which was perfect seating for all of us. The tour comprised of many heritage cities of India Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, an amazing train journey to Jhansi, Orcha, Khajuraho and Varanasi. A welcome party was organised for all of us at Jaipur. The guide was very generous and we go to know much about India, being with him through the tour. The driver was excellent he took good care and a drive very safe. The main cities I liked Varanasi and Khajuraho, they had great history. If anyone willing to experience real India should go on a heritage tour with Max Holidays! India, I am under your spell ... Thanks for your great work Max Team."
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Trisha Olson USA

20 Sep 2017
"With Max Holidays, the trip was awesome even when travelling to India for the first time. I opted for their small group Cultural Heritage Package with my friend in December month. We loved everything about the trip. The 10 days trip was worth out in India, we had a superb time exploring the heritage places of this tour, my personal favourite were Varanasi, Khajurahi and Jaipur. Shopping at Jaipur is a great experience, the stuff kept on the local bazaar in Jaipur we found very exotic. Now we are back to our place filled with beautiful memories of the trip. Thank you for an Incredible Experience. "
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Gloria Cortes Honduras

21 Sep 2017
"We went to Delhi, Varanasi, Jaipur and Agra. In all cities we had driver at disposal and guides as well. Special highlight of the tour were Old Delhi and for the Guide in Varanasi. The driver between Jaipur, Agra and part of Delhi was excellent. One has to be professional to drive in India. Everything was fulfilled as per the requirement. It would be impossible to visit India without Max Holidays and on top of it, it was great travelling in such small groups."
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Noeline Sri Lanka

16 Oct 2017
"Hey Ya Guys!!
Thanks for a pleasant trip to India; I thoroughly enjoyed my entire trip being in a group. As was able to explore more of the things. I liked the additional trip a lot and tried to opt for maximum of them. Out of which some of them were home cooking curry in Varanasi, cultural show with dinner at Jaipur, etc. Cooking curry in Varanasi got me more closer to India, we cooked with an Indian family in their kitchen and learnt about many spices, later enjoyed the dinner with them on a dining. All the arrangements were great made by Max Holidays."
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James Bracewell UK

19 Nov 2017
"I want to express my feelings for the last tour I have been to with you guys. I feel cherished to say it was a fabulous trip, everything was scheduled well. I have to India earlier also but this time experience was different. Delhi we went on trip to Salaam Baalak the concept was great. The staff was very punctual, well behaved, informative and co-operated well. I would only like to give a big thanks to the whole team of Max."
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Gurnam Somal UK

17 Dec 2017
"Everything of the tour was absolutely lovable. We were looked after very well from arrival till the last day the departure day. Hotel were brilliant wherever we stayed, our stay at Khajuraho was the best. The guide was very kind enough and supportive, he organised few extra things also as were interested into. He had a very good knowledge about Indian History. Thanks you soo much for the most memorable trip to India."
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Jalpa Australia

19 Dec 2017
"What a great holiday! This was our second group tour with Max Holidays and could highly recommend this company. India is a fantastic place with so many amazing sights to see. Quiet obvious Taj Mahal being one of the Seven Wonders attract every person travelling to India and was the highlight of the tour. The schedule had all what i wanted. We saw may main tourist attractions, but also some places which very rare people might have been to. All the staff was professional and on time. Great word! God Bless you Guys!"
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