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Five Senses of India

Get a taste of the Five – Senses of India

Five Senses of India
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Start: Delhi, India Style: Original Ages: Min 15
Finish: Delhi, India Theme: Explorer Group Size: Min 1 Max 9
Destination: India Physical Rating: ⚫⚫

Visit India and explore the highlights of the north on this adventure tour from Delhi to Varanasi. Discover the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, witness the Mughal marvels of Delhi and Agra, and soak up the ambience of holy Varanasi. A trip to Asia’s biggest Tiger Sanctuary and staying in a palace will be some moments to cherish. This wonderful introduction to the magic of India includes lavish palaces, vibrant bazaars, Bollywood blockbusters and the incomparable Taj Mahal. Packed with highlights, take time to discover the 5 senses of India.

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Discover Northern India’s man-made beauties – from Jaipur’s ‘Palace of the Winds’ and Royal City Palace to Agra’s Red Fort and iconic Taj
  • Get to the heart of Old Delhi, where ancient temples stand against billboards advertising Bollywood blockbusters, by foot and cycle
  • The Taj Mahal may be one of the most recognizable buildings in the world, but do you know its poetic history? A local expert will fill you
  • See pilgrims praying and bathing along the Ghats of the sacred Ganges River during an unforgettable sunrise cruise in Varanasi, one of India’s holiest
  • Experience a special stay in a 17th-century palace in Alsisar – with its grand courtyards and colorful arcades, you will feel like
  • Explore through the depths of the Ranthambhore National Park – it’s like the Jungle Book has been brought to life! Keep your eyes peeled for gazelle, antelopes and the stealthy Bengal tiger.
Itinerary

Namaste! Welcome to Delhi. There are no planned activities today so if you’re arriving early, inform your concierge representative to arrange a small tour around the city. Join the welcome meeting at 6 pm where you’ll meet your Tour Ambassador and fellow travelers. After the meeting, why not continue the introductions over an optional group dinner.

Accommodation:

  • Boutique Hotel

Optional Activities:

  • Delhi – Humayun’s Tomb
  • Delhi – Qutub Minar

Meals Included:

  • No meals included on this day

Join your Ambassador into the sights and sounds of Old Delhi! Set off on the city’s modern metro system, then get a taste of India’s famed public transport with a cycle rickshaw ride through chaotic streets including the famous Chandni Chowk and Chawri Bazaar. Visit Jama Masjid, Delhi’s oldest mosque and one of its most impressive buildings, followed by Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, one of the nine historical Gurdwaras in Delhi. It was first constructed in 1783 to commemorate the martyrdom site of the ninth Sikh Guru. Then explore the Akashardham Temple that displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture. The rest of the day is free for you to relax.

Accommodation:

  • Boutique Hotel

Included Activities:

  • Delhi – Old Delhi walking & Rickshaw tour
  • Delhi – Jama Masjid
  • Delhi – Sis Ganj Sahib Gurudwara
  • Delhi – AkshardhamTemple

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast

On the journey to Agra, stop en-route at the Agra Fort, the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. This evening; Set eyes on the sparkling Taj Mahal at sunset before exploring more of this famous landmark. Spectacularly built in the 1640s as a memorial to the wife of Emperor Shah Jahan.

Accommodation

  • Treehouse Homestay or Similar Boutique Hotel

Included Activities:

  • Guided Tour – Agra Fort
  • Guided Tour – Taj Mahal

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast

At Dhula Village you will have the opportunity to learn about local life, opt to play a fun game of cricket, relax in the Swimming Pool, or take a cycle to explore the surroundings. Tonight’s accommodation is in spacious and comfortable tents outfitted with beds, lamps, and simple en-suite bathrooms.

Accommodation:

  • Tented Accommodation

Included Activities:

  • Hi Tea in a Village House
  • Cycling Tour
  • Visit the Local School

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Organic from the Farm)

Take a train from Jaipur to Ranthambore reaching early afternoon and check-in to your Haweli. Our local representative will receive you at the Sawai Madhopur station and escort you to your Haweli.

Accommodation:

  • RoyalHaweli

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast (Organic from the Farm)
  • Dinner

Once a famous hunting ground for the Maharajas of Jaipur, the National Park is now one of the original Project Tiger reserves – a conservation programme launched by the Indian government. On arrival, check in to your hotel before an included visit to the ancient ruins of Ranthambhore’s 10th-century fort, where you can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding park. The rest of the day is at your leisure, perhaps find a peaceful spot to relax and enjoy Rajasthan’s juxtaposing quiet.

Accommodation:

  • Royal Haweli

Included Activities:

  • Ranthambore Tiger Safari

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Special Information:

  • Passport copies of the travelers is required to book the Safari.

Leave from Ranthambore early in the morning to reach Jaipur. Take a walk around the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur. Get among the crowds of the city’s bazaars to shop for artisan goods and semi-precious stones. After the tour, you’ll head to the Old City to meet your Walk Leader. The walk aims to bring alive all the diverse elements of city’s living heritage. Whether traditional temples, monuments or living craft and culture, or tradition cuisines like sweets making. The entire heritage of people, culture and architecture becomes appealing through the process of walking leisurely and engaging with the community. Our unique Walking Tours with immensely experienced Experts will present you a rare glance into the rich history and culture of these fascinating cities, that only walking can give.

Accommodation:

  • Heritage Homestay

Included Activities:

  • Old City Heritage Walk

Meal Included:

  • Breakfast

Optional Activities:

  • Raj Mandir – Bollywood Movie

This morning, you could take a rickshaw to Hawa Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace of the Winds’. Set on a hilltop overlooking Maota Lake, visit the Amber Fort, an excellent example of Rajput architecture. The Sheesh Mahal inside the fort is a must-see. As the walls are completely covered in little mirrors, the hall illuminates with the light of a single match.

Accommodation:

  • Heritage Homestay

Included Activities:

  • Guided Fort – Hawa Mahal
  • Guided Fort – Amber Fort
  • Guided Tour – Sheesh Mahal

Meal Included:

  • Breakfast

On arrival in Varanasi this morning transfer by auto rickshaw to your hotel. Head out on a guided walk around the Old City, following your leader through the narrow alleyways. The rest of your day is free with to do as you please. This evening, there are two options you should consider, both centered around the holy Ganges. The first is a sunset cruise along the river which allows you to observe life from a unique perspective in the fading light of day. If you’d prefer to stay on land, you could watch local priests perform a ganga aarti (fire ceremony) at the Ghat.

Accommodation:

  • Boutique Hotel

Included Activities:

  • Varanasi – Old City Tour

Optional Activities:

  • Varanasi – Ganges boat flower ceremony

Meal Included:

  • Breakfast

Enjoy a free day to explore this holy city. We highly recommend starting very early and take an optional sunrise boat trip along the Ganges, passing pilgrims bathing and praying along the colourful ghats.

Alternatively, head out to the ghats on foot to watch the dhobi-wallahs (clothes washers) drying clothes along the riverbank. You could even continue your stroll to the sinking Vishnu temple near the Manikarnika Ghat. Perhaps ask you leader about how to visit Sarnath, about ten kilometers outside of the city, where Gautama Buddha is said to have given his first speech after finding enlightenment.

Accommodation:

  • Boutique Hotel

Included Activities:

  • Varanasi – Sunrise Boat Trip

Optional Activities:

  • Varanasi – Sarnath Day Trip

Meal Included:

  • Breakfast

In the morning, you have some free time to explore more of Varanasi. Perhaps visit the Vishwanath Temple, or simply grab some chaat and watch the world go by. If you’re craving a little peace and quiet before you board your flight to Delhi, consider heading to the Kriti Gallery to check out some contemporary work by local artists. In the afternoon, board your flight to Delhi.

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Included Activities:

  • No activities included for this day

Meal Included:

  • Breakfast

Your 5-senses of India tour comes to an end today. There are no more activities planned and you’re free to depart the accommodation at any time.

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast
Inclusions

Meals

  • 10 breakfasts, 2 lunch, 3 dinner

Transport

  • Private vehicle, Indian Railways, Cycle rickshaw, Auto rickshaw, Metro, Flight

Accomodation

  • Hotel (7 nights), Permanent Tents (1 night), Homestay (3 nights)

Included Activities

Inclusion:

  • Delhi – Old Delhi walking & Rickshaw tour
  • Delhi – Jama Masjid
  • Delhi – Sis Ganj Sahib Gurudwara
  • Delhi – AkshardhamTemple
  • Agra – Agra Fort
  • Agra – Taj Mahal
  • Dhula Village – Hi Tea in a Village House
  • Dhula Village – Village Cycling Tour
  • Dhula Village – Meet and Greet at Local School
  • Ranthambore Tiger Safari
  • Old City Heritage Walk
  • Cycle Rickshaw Ride
  • Guided Fort – Hawa Mahal
  • Guided Fort – Amber Fort
  • Guided Tour – Sheesh Mahal
  • Varanasi – Old CityTour
  • Varanasi – Sunrise BoatTrip

Exclusion:

  • All international and domestic flights
  • Tips
  • Visas
  • Optional meals and activities
  • All entrances fee
  • Travel insurance
Activities
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Essential Trip Information

Disclaimer:

Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you print and review a final copy prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any changes once on tour.

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Red Fort Point
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 8:30 PM
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Guide
    Meals
    Transport
  • Not Included
    Flights
    Insurance

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Comments

  • Jordan Joseph
    Jordan Joseph
    January 11, 2020

    This trip exceeded my expectations in many ways. Our leader was so knowledgeable, professional and enthusiastic all the time, making the trip even better than I thought it was already going to be. Amazing accommodation in some unique places (forts, castles). Small groups make it personal.

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  • Seema van der Sande
    Seema van der Sande
    January 14, 2020

    The Five Senses Tour is an amazing experience, a fabulous trip which certainly ensures you experience the culture of India. Our guide, Anusha was exceptional with her knowledge, organization, sense of humor, nothing was ever too much trouble for her. The trip was made even more memorable thanks to Homelikestay!

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