Classic India Discovery: 14-Day

Embark on a classic India tour and immerse yourself in the diverse and captivating beauty of this incredible country. From the bustling streets of Delhi to the serene backwaters of Kerala, the classic India tour takes you on a journey through the most iconic destinations and experiences. Explore the architectural marvels of the Taj Mahal in Agra, witness the spiritual rituals along the sacred Ganges River in Varanasi, and discover the vibrant markets and historical sites of Jaipur, the Pink City. With Imperial Lotus Tours as your trusted partner, you can rest assured that your classic India tour will be seamlessly organized and tailored to your preferences, allowing you to enjoy the rich cultural heritage, vibrant traditions, and warm hospitality that India is renowned for.

Imperial Lotus Tours specializes in creating personalized itineraries for the classic India tour, ensuring that you have an authentic and memorable experience. Their experienced guides will accompany you throughout the journey, providing insightful commentary and sharing the hidden gems of each destination. Whether it's exploring the ancient temples of Khajuraho, indulging in the flavors of Indian cuisine, or cruising through the tranquil backwaters of Kerala on a traditional houseboat, Imperial Lotus Tours ensures that you have a seamless and enjoyable experience. With their attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction, Imperial Lotus Tours will make your classic India tour a truly unforgettable journey filled with incredible moments and cherished memories.

Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
Arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Meet your expert guide from Imperial Lotus Tours and transfer to your hotel. Take some time to rest and prepare for your classic India adventure.

Day 2: Exploring Historic Delhi
Start the day with a visit to the iconic Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning Mughal architecture.
Explore Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, and experience the spiritual ambiance.
Discover the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk, an old market filled with shops, street food stalls, and vibrant bazaars.
Visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of Mahatma Gandhi, paying homage to the Father of the Nation.

Day 3: Agra – Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
Travel to Agra, home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Witness the mesmerizing beauty of the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, during sunrise or sunset. Marvel at the exquisite marble craftsmanship and learn about the love story behind this iconic monument.
Explore the majestic Agra Fort, a red sandstone fortress that served as the Mughal Empire’s capital. Admire its palaces, gardens, and intricate architecture.

Day 4: Jaipur – The Pink City
Journey to Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan, known as the Pink City.
Visit the magnificent Amber Fort, a hilltop fortress with stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Enjoy an elephant ride to reach the fort and explore its palaces and courtyards.
Discover the intricate craftsmanship of the City Palace, a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Visit the Palace Museum to see its impressive collection of artifacts.
Explore the enchanting Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), known for its intricate latticework and unique five-story façade.

Day 5: Udaipur – The City of Lakes
Travel to Udaipur, a city known for its beautiful lakes and palaces.

Visit the majestic City Palace, overlooking Lake Pichola. Explore its intricately designed courtyards, palaces, and museums.
Enjoy a serene boat ride on Lake Pichola, admiring the surrounding landscapes and the famous Lake Palace.
Visit the Saheliyon-ki-Bari, a beautiful garden adorned with fountains, kiosks, marble elephants, and a delightful lotus pool.

Day 6: Jodhpur – The Blue City
Journey to Jodhpur, known as the Blue City for its blue-painted houses.
Explore the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India. Discover its palaces, courtyards, and museums, and enjoy panoramic views of the city.
Visit Jaswant Thada, a stunning marble cenotaph built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.
Explore the vibrant markets of Jodhpur, known for their handicrafts, textiles, and spices.

Day 7: Varanasi – Spiritual Capital
Travel to Varanasi, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and the spiritual capital of India.
Witness the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the sacred Ganges River, where priests perform rituals with fire and chanting.
Take a boat ride along the Ganges, experiencing the vibrant Ghats and observing the spiritual rituals and ceremonies.

Day 8: Varanasi – Sarnath and Cultural Exploration
Visit Sarnath, the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. Explore the ancient ruinsof Sarnath and visit the Dhamek Stupa and the Mulagandha Kuti Vihar.
Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of Varanasi by exploring the narrow lanes, visiting ancient temples, and interacting with local artisans and weavers.

Day 9: Kolkata – City of Joy
Fly to Kolkata, the cultural and intellectual capital of India.
Visit the iconic Victoria Memorial, an architectural marvel dedicated to Queen Victoria, showcasing a blend of British and Mughal architectural styles.
Explore the vibrant markets and bazaars of Kolkata, known for their traditional crafts, textiles, and delicious street food.

Day 10: Kolkata – Heritage Exploration
Discover the rich heritage of Kolkata by visiting the iconic Howrah Bridge, the bustling Flower Market, and the famous Marble Palace.
Explore the historical College Street, known as Boi Para (Book Market), famous for its numerous bookstores and educational institutions.
Visit the Indian Museum, one of the oldest museums in India, housing a vast collection of artifacts and artworks.

Day 11: Darjeeling – Tea Gardens and Himalayan Views
Travel to Darjeeling, a charming hill station known for its tea gardens and panoramic views of the Himalayas.
Enjoy a sunrise visit to Tiger Hill, where you can witness the breathtaking view of the sun rising over the Kanchenjunga, the world’s third-highest peak.
Explore the lush tea gardens of Darjeeling, visit a tea estate, and learn about the tea-making process.
Take a ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and affectionately known as the “Toy Train.”

Day 12: Gangtok – Enchanting Capital of Sikkim
Journey to Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, known for its natural beauty and Buddhist monasteries.
Visit the famous Rumtek Monastery, one of the largest and most significant monasteries in Sikkim.
Explore the enchanting Flower Exhibition Centre, showcasing a wide variety of rare and exotic flowers.
Enjoy a serene walk along the picturesque Gangtok Ridge, soaking in the panoramic views of the city.

Day 13: Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir Excursion
Embark on an excursion to Tsomgo Lake, a stunning glacial lake located at an altitude of 12,400 feet. Marvel at its crystal-clear waters and surrounding snow-capped mountains.
Visit Baba Mandir, a sacred shrine dedicated to Baba Harbhajan Singh, a revered army soldier.
Experience the serene beauty of the Himalayas and the spiritual ambiance of these sacred sites.

Day 14: Departure from Delhi
Return to Delhi and spend the day at your leisure, reflecting on your classic India journey and indulging in last-minute shopping.
Transfer to the airport for your departure, carrying with you unforgettable memories of the diverse and vibrant culture of India.


Please note that this itinerary is a general outline and can be customized according to your preferences and the offerings of Imperial Lotus Tours.

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