From North to the East : Cultures and Temples

“To soak up the different cultures of India, a two weeks stay is ideal. Through this journey to the heart of Indian religions, you will the Sub-Continent from the North to the East through the most secret places legacy of years of religious and cultural History.” Saurabh

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DELHI

Did you know that the Asia’s largest fruit and vegetable market is located in New Delhi in the district of Azadpur? More than 30,000 merchants in 3000 stands!

AMRITSAR


The Golden temple in Amritsar offer a vegetarian meal to over 100 000 people per day (regardless of their background, caste or religion).


RISHIKESH

Do not be afraid to take a dip in the Ganges water in Rishikesh, the water is particularly clean ( unlike Varanasi).


LUCKNOW
Notice to carnivores: Lucknow is famous in India for the quality of meat served in restaurants. Not to be missed!


VARANASI

Around 2.00 p.m in Varanasi it’s bath time for buffalo. A small shower in the Ganges… Really funny!


KHAJURAHO

Many temples of Khajuraho are famous and very special for the following reason: some sides have very explicit erotic scenes.


BODHGAYA

Hello you !

PARASNATH

If you go to Mount Parasnath, you will see many Jain temple with countless statuettes resembling Buddhas but they are not gods. In Jain religion there is no god.

KOLKATA

With its suburbs, Kolkata with 16 million people making it the third largest metropolitan area of India and the World 14th.

PURI

Puri is one of the seven holy cities of India (with Varanasi and Pushkar for example). The city concentrates the major part of the cultural heritage of the State of Odisha.

MUMBAI

Mumbai or Bombay ? Actually both are correct. But since 1995, the official name is Mumbai. The Indians wanted erased all traces of English colonization, including city names.

DAY 1

Voyage Inde : Decollage Avion

ARRIVAL DELHI AIRPORT

 

  • Arrival at the airport at the end of the day
  • Met your representative at the airport
  • Transfer to your hotel in Delhi

Overnight at the hotel Madhuban (or similar)

DAY 2

Voyage Inde : Maison Président New Delhi

DELHI

 

India capital

 

  • Morning: New Delhi and Old Delhi city tour
  • Lunch in the city
  • Afternoon: transfer to the airport for your flight for Amritsar
  • Arrive in Amritsar at the end of the day
  • Transfer to your hotel

Overnight at the hotel Madhuban (or similar)

DAY 3

Temple d'Amritsar de loin

AMRITSAR

 

Goldent temple | Sikhs city

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning: visit of the Golden Temple
  • Lunch in the city
  • Afternoon: road to Chandigarh
  • Arrive at the end of the afternoon
  • Transfer to your hotel

Overnight at the hotel The Ritz Plaza (or similar)

DAY 4

Voyage Inde Nord : Rishikesh

HARIDWAR – RISHIKESH

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel Chandigarh
  • Morning : drive to Rishikesh
  • En route : visit Haridwar and ghats in the city Lunch in Haridwar
  • Afternoon: end of the journey to Rishikesh
  • Arrive late afternoon and transfer to your hotel

Overnight at the hotel Ganga Kinare (or similar)

DAY 5

Voyage Inde Nord : Rishikesh

RISHIKESH

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Day: city tour Breakfast in a local restaurant
  • End of the day : transfer to the station for your train to Lucknow
  • Night: journey from Rishikesh to Lucknow

Overnight at the hotel Ganga Kinare (or similar)

DAY 6

Voyage en Inde du Nord et de l'Est : Lucknow

LUCKNOW

 

  • Morning: after your night on the train, transfer to your hotel
  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Morning: rest in hotel
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in the city
  • Afternoon: walking tour of Lucknow

Overnight at the hotel Golden Tulip Inn (or similar)

DAY 7

Voyage Inde Sacrée : Varanasi Rivière Gange

JAUNPUR – VARANASI

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel in Lucknow
  • Morning: drive to Varanasi
  • On the way: visit Jaunpur
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Afternoon: end of the road to Varanasi
  • Arrival at the hotel in late afternoon

Overnight at the hotel Rashmi Guest House (or similar)

DAY 8

Voyage Inde Sacrée : Vanarasi

VARANASI – KHAJURAHO

 

  • Sunrise: boat ride along the ghats of the Ganges
  • Return to the hotel for your breakfast
  • Morning: visit of Varanasi
  • Lunch in a restaurant in town
  • Afternoon: transfer to the airport for your flight to Khajuraho
  • Arriving late in the evening
  • Dinner at the hotel

Overnight at the hotel Usha Bundela (or similar)

DAY 9

Voyage Inde Sud : Tamil Nadu Temple Du Rivage

KHAJURAHO – VARANASI

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning: visit Khajuraho
  • Lunch at the hotel or a restaurant
  • After lunch: transfer to the airport for your flight to Varanasi
  • Arrival expected at midday
  • Afternoon : visit Sarnath, a Buddhist city located ten kilometers north of Varanasi

Overnight at the hotel Rashmi Guest House (or similar)

DAY 10

Voyage Inde Nord-Est : Bodhgaya

Sasaral – Gaya – Bodhgaya

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel in Varanasi
  • Morning: drive to Bodhgaya
  • Along the way: visit the mausoleum of Sher Shah Suri in Sasaram
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • On the way: visit Gaya, a center of Hindu pilgrimage
  • Arriving late in the evening in Bodhgaya

Overnight at the hotel The Imperial (or similar)

DAY 11

Parasnath Hill : Inde Nord-Est

BODHGAYA – PARASNATH

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning: visit the city of Bodhgaya and departure for Parasnath
  • Arriving early afternoon late lunch
  • Afternoon: visit of Mount Parasnath, place of pilgrimage of Jainism

Overnight at the hotel Skylark Hotel (or similar)

DAY 12

Voyage Est Inde : Calcutta Kolkata

PARASNATH – KOLKATA

 

  • Morning: leave for Kolkata
  • Arrive at late lunch
  • Upon arrival free

Overnight at the hotel Fortune Park Panchwati (or similar)

DAY 13

Voyage Est Inde : Calcutta Kolkata

KOLKATA

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Full day : city tour and explore the sights
  • Lunch in a restaurant in townSUGGESTED TOURS
  • The Victoria Memorial
  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Howrah Bridge ; crossing on foot (photos are prohibited )
  • Marble Palace
  • Tagore House

Overnight at the hotel Fortune Park Panchwati (or similar)

DAY 14

Voyage Inde : Decollage Avion

KOLKATA – BHUBENESWAR – PURI

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel free morning

 

  • After breakfast: transfer to the airport for your flight to Bhubeneswar
  • Arrival in mid afternoon
  • Road to Puri
  • Free evening in Puri

 

Overnight at the hotel The Chariot Resort & Spa (or similar)

DAY 15

Voyage Inde Est : Puri

PURI

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Full day city tour
  • Visit Konark Jagannath Temple
  • Evening at hotel

Overnight at the hotel The Chariot Resort & Spa (or similar)

DAY 16

Bhubaneswar : Inde Est

PURI – BHUBENESWAR

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning: road to Bhubeneswar
  • Arrive for lunch
  • Afternoon: city tour of Bhubeneswar, one of the centers of the art of Indian architecture (over 500 temples to visit throughout the city )

Overnight at the hotel The Crown Hotel (or similar)

DAY 17

Voyage Inde : Decollage Avion

BHUBENESWAR – MUMBAI RETURN FLIGHT

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch in the city
  • Afternoon: transfer to Bhubeneswar the airport for your flight to Mumbai
  • Arrive Mumbai in the late afternoon
  • Transfer to the Mumbai International Airport in the evening
  • Return flight from Mumbai to your destination
The price includes
  • Airport transfers on arrival/departure and 24/7 assistance
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle for airport transfers, for the tour itself and the visit of sites with an English-speaking driver guide. This is a private tour so you will be on your own (as a couple, a family or a group of friends, etc.) and your driver guide will escort you for the duration of your stay
  • Hotel accommodation as stated in the itinerary (half board basis, except the last day)
  • Entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the tour notes
The price doesn't include
  • International flights
  • Excursions and visits not mentioned in the tour notes
  • Personal spending money  and incidental expenditure
  • Insurance

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