Step out along the trails that will take you through caves and monuments, palaces and rivers, each one a celebration of history and spiritualism on this 14-day tour through India. Whether you find yourself beneath a sensational stone statue carved into an underground temple or you walk along a honey-colored stone path that trails over a fort, you won’t just witness the splendor of India but will also experience it. This tour takes you into the grandeur of a country that has inspired the world...
A Journey’s Arrival
Welcome to the largest city in India, known as Mumbai. The diversity of its streets can be seen in the undulating skyline that shadows over the reaching city and experienced within the modern luxuries that tend to spotlight the continuous traditions of the people, from the colorful clothing that flows in the breeze to the delicate scent of spiced chai that often wanders through the air. You are met at the airport by a private transfer and quickly able to settle into the comforts of your accommodations with the rhythm of the city around you. The city is dotted with colonial buildings and monuments, including the Gateway of India that stands along the seaside welcoming people to the country and commemorating the country’s welcoming of King George V. It is not hard to become comfortable within the beat of the city once you come to hear its colorful, mesmerizing tune.
Deeper into the Earth
The Captivating Architecture
The Old with the New
Red Fortress to Pink City
The Power of Colors
Fit for a Legend
En Route to Reliefs
The Tremendous Temples
When the Odyssey Returns
- Witness the sweeping colors of the famous Taj Mahal at sunrise
- Explore the Jain and Hindu temples that decorate the countryside at Khajuraho
- Discover the marvelous temple caves through southern India, from Elephanta Island to the Ellora Caves
- Experience the remarkable color of the Pink City, Jaipur
- Visit the deserted imperial city of Fatehpur Sikri and wander through the regal grounds
- Celebrate the tremendous culture that thrives and beats in Varanasi, the heart of the Hindu religion
- Make your way to the Dhamekh Stupa marking the tree where Buddha reached enlightenment
An Indian odyssey is more than an adventure but is also an experience that will bring you to the brink of history, joining the spiritual wonderment at the heart of the cities to the iconic images, colors, and picturesque scenery that comes to mind when you imagine what India would be like. On this custom tailored tour you will find the pink palace of Jaipur and the immaculate marble of the Taj Mahal, witness the unparalleled magic of Varanasi and the ancient artistry at Khajuraho. The first step to any odyssey is curiosity; the second is adventure.
Welcome to Mumbai, the largest city in India and where your odyssey begins. You will find the city open and expansive, filled with monuments that connote the past and present in diverse ways, from skyscrapers to invisible cities. Just outside the city you will come to Elephanta Island where sprawling beneath the looming cliffs are magnificent temples decorated with detailed engravings devoted to Shiva. The remainder of the day will take you through the iconic sites and sounds of the cityscape. Continue onward to the Ellora Caves where the diversity of the images hidden within the Western Ghats Mountain Range is equally inspiring. The pictures and sculptures at the Ajanta Caves make the experience seem like the adorning pearl on a pile of treasures.
Once in Delhi you will find the old and the new aspects, from streets to buildings, working together to shape the city’s current majesty. In Jaipur you will come to the Amber Fort and the shimmering pink for which the city is known. En route to Agra you will find the ghost city known as Fatehpur Sikri where an imperial capital was once housed. Once in Agra you will come to marvel at the Taj Mahal and the surrounding monuments that bejewel the city before arriving in Khajuraho. The ancient temples of Khajuraho are as memorable for their antiquity as they are for their unparalleled imagery. Once in Varanasi you will tour through the city, finding an immeasurable spirit along the River Ganges as you enjoy a cruise past the bustling life beside the water. You will return to Delhi before your odyssey is complete and soon make your way home.
$2,725 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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