Incredible India Tour

INCREDIBLE INDIA TOUR
As we always say; instead of travelling to understand, we are just doing it to see and be witness. We will be hearing a multitude of languages and look at so many age-old traditions that are still alive, that all we can do is look, observe, witness….. Innumerable gods will be surrounding us and lead us into different spheres; we simply have to let ourselves go with the flow.
Being in India does not just mean leaning out of train windows, staring from the buses or flying over some of the most stunning world heritages. It also means witnessing its deepest essence and feeling its purest nature.
Many years of Middle Earth Travel experience has changed our way of welcoming you in India. Our aim in this journey is not to reach our destination, but to be always on the way. With this philosophy, we are calling you to join our adventure and we would be very pleased to see you in India!

• feel the well-known personal touch of Middle Earth Travel abroad
• spent days full of special encounters and new discoveries
• take a dive into the tastes, smells and images of India
• enjoy time for both cultural highlights and natural beauties
• stay in comfortable 5-star hotels

2019 DEPARTURE DATE
on request

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ITINERARY
Day 1: Meet at Istanbul airport and departure from Turkey (or fly from other home town)
Day 2: Meeting at Amritsar airport
Day 2-12: India Journey
Day 13: Departure from Delhi

RECOMMENDED FLIGHT

We can help you book your ticket if traveling from Turkey.

EQUIPMENT LIST
Average daily temperatures range between 15° C – 35° C. Rain probability is low but humidity levels will be 50% to 60%. Please bring: paper napkins and wet wipes, soap or hand cleaning gels, insect repellents, sandals, a piece of cloth (buff or bandana) to cover your face because of dust, plastic shoe covers to wear in the temples, a polar jacket for the chilly nights, raincoats, necessary medicines if you are allergic. Infectious hepatitis B and typhoid fever vaccinations are recommended if you haven’t got these yet!

ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS
You stay in comfortable 5-star hotels. Your room will be equipped with air-conditioning and a private, en-suite bathroom. Breakfasts are in buffet style in the hotels. Lunches will be full of tasty Indian dishes and enjoyed in restaurants en route. Dinners will again be taken mostly in the hotels.

One of Jaipur's main attractions, the Hawa Mahal is also known as the 'Palace of Winds'.

Detailed Tour Program

TOUR PROGRAMME

Day 1: Travel from Turkey  

Day 2: Amritsar

Today on reaching Amritsar Airport you will be met and assisted by our representative and transfer to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel. Later you will proceed for a visit to Wagah Border; the border connecting India and Pakistan. The people enjoying the Beating the Retreat ceremony and change of Guard within handshaking distance of the Indian and Pakistani forces makes for a most attractive sight. Overnight at Hotel.

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Day 3: Delhi

After breakfast you will proceed for a city tour with the blessings of the Golden Temple – the most important Sikh shrine which is also called the Mecca for the Sikh; a living symbol of the spiritual and historical traditions of the Sikh. Then we visit Jallianwala Bagh – where, on April 13, 1919, British soldiers opened fire on an unarmed forbidden gathering, killing hundreds of civilians. Later you will be transferred to the Railway Station to board the 16:55 hrs Swarna Shatabdi Express train for Delhi. On arrival (at 23:05 hrs) you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

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Day 4: Delhi

After breakfast you will go on a sightseeing of Delhi visiting Rajghat, Jama Masjid in Old Delhi – the biggest mosque in India, Red fort, India Gate the War memorial built by the British, Rashtrapati Bhawan – one of the grandest presidential palaces in the world, Qutub Minar and Bangla Sahib. Overnight at Hotel.

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Day 5: Jaipur

After breakfast we leave for Jaipur. Jaipur – the city of Victory, is also known as the Pink City. It is a city well conserved and with a living past shown by its dramatic hilltop forts and wonderful palaces. Founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the year 1729 it is known for its structural design, colourful traditions and welcoming people. Upon arrival check-in at your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

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Day 6: Jaipur

After breakfast we visit one of the main tourist attractions located on the crafty hill – The Amber Fort constructed in 1592 AD, a royal elephant will take you to the vibrant entrance of the fort. Later we enjoy a half day city tour of Jaipur visiting the landmark – the City Palace and its museum. Just next to the entrance of the City Palace is situated the Jantar Mantar: the largest stone Observatory in the world built between 1727-33 AD and the spectacular Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) built in 1799 AD. Overnight at Hotel.

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Day 7: Ranthambhore

We will stay in Jaipur until around noon, which will give you ample time for some souvenir shopping. We then leave for Ranthambhore (a journey of appr. 3,5 hrs). Ranthambhore is one of the finest tiger reserves of India and considered the best place to spot a tiger in his own natural habitat. The park is also popular with wildlife photographers. On arrival check in at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 8: Ranthambhore

Morning and afternoon safari into the national park, to explore the rich Flora and Fauna of the Ranthambore National Park. Overnight at Hotel.

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Day 9: Agra

After breakfast we leave for Agra (total 6 hrs drive) and en route visit Fatehpur Sikri. This former Mughal capital dates back to the 16th C AD and features on the Unesco world heritage list. After 1 more hour of travel we arrive at Agra. We proceed towards the Agra Fort – one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture built of red sandstone, thus the nickname Red Fortress. Then we prepare for our visit of the Taj Mahal. People come from all corners of the world to Agra to see the miraculous Taj Mahal, one of the most beautiful monuments of the world. The symmetry of this magnificent white marble mausoleum, built out of love, leaves its visitors spell-bound. Overnight at Hotel.

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Day 10: Khajuraho

At 08:10 hrs we board the superfast Bhopal Shatabdi train to Jhansi – the gateway to Orchha towns. On arrival at 10:45hrs we meet our driver at the station and drive to Khajuraho. En route we visit Orchha which is at a distance of 20 kms from Jhansi. After lunch we have another 180 km ahead of us. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11: Varanasi

After breakfast we start with a visit of the western and eastern group of Temples at Khajuraho – India’s unique gift to the world and a UNESCO world heritage site. Built in the 9th and 10th century the Temples highlight the existential ethos in religion that venerates Yoga and Bhoga. Later you will be transferred to the airport to board the 13:55 flight for Varanasi; a very holy city in Hinduism and the oldest living city in the world. Meet our representative on arrival and check into your hotel. Later in the evening we enjoy Aarti on the river Ganges. Overnight at Hotel.

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Day 12: Varanasi

At dawn we take a boat ride on the tranquil river Ganges or walk along the holy Ghats that will give you a lifetime experience. Return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast we take an excursion tour to one of the important pilgrimage sites of Buddhist followers – Sarnath. This is the site where Gautama Buddha is said to have given his first sermon about the basic principles of Buddhism. Later we visit the Vishwanath temple, it is the main attraction along with the Benares Hindu University. We will fly back to Delhi to our hotel.

Day 13: Delhi ve Uçuş Flight back to Turkey (or your other destination).

 

Price: on request. Minimum group size 10 people.
Single supplement possible.

Included:  5 star hotel accommodation, all meals, all domestic flights in India, all transfers in India, all entrance fees, Indian visa fee, tourleader fluent in Turkish and English, local English speaking guide

Excluded: all drinks available in the restaurants and hotels, last dinner, international flights, excursions which are not mentioned in the tour itinerary

Aktiviteler:
Kingdom of Dream Show Delhi 50 $ 
Taj Mahal Show Agra 30 $  
Sound & Light Show Khajurhao 20 $ 
Jaipur festival 10 $

One of Jaipur's main attractions, the Hawa Mahal is also known as the 'Palace of Winds'.