Mystic Paths of India
Suitable for:
Spiritual, Cultural, Artistic & Gastronomic Interests
Friends & Family Travel
Solo Female Travel
Corporate Travel
Journey Overview
This journey is an invitation to walk along the path of mystical India. An opportunity to immerse yourself in a spiritual aura felt in its temples, cities and revered Ganga River. 

From sacred shrines to erotic sites visits. Frozen in time places like Orchha to modern cacophonic Delhi. 
Experience Rajasthan people, their music, their food and their hearts. This is indeed India.
Strident, modern and multi colour city.
Old Delhi is where all shades of humanity could be seen and felt.
A town built in 18th. Century located in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Expect an outdoor museum every step while experiencing the heritage walks around its Havelis (traditional, exquisitely decorated mansions during Silk Route). Enjoy and ease your spirit in our Mandawa Kothi property.
Capital of Rajasthan.  Historical and royal Pink City where the Palace continues to house the former Royal Family. A flamboyant state where past and present merge in a unique way.
The place where the legacy of the Mughal empire has left a   Wonder of the World born from a love story: The Taj Mahal. Fascinating tombs and mausoleums, forts and bustling chowks (marketplaces), await you.
An agricultural village blessed by history for 300 years: Mughal-influenced Rajput architecture expressed in its palaces, temples and cenotaphs (Chhatris). A major pilgrimage centre for  Lord Rama devotees.
A unique town famed for its erotic and majestic lapidarian artworks. Mesmerizing stone carvings inscribed in three groups of World heritage Temples. Real wonder for art lovers.
Holy River Ganges made of sacred waters where liberation of the soul is awaited. Mysticism is expressed in every cremation and puja ceremony. Hinduism Sanctuary where devotees await the rebirth of their souls.
Journey Highlights
Qutub Minar 
Humayun’s Tomb 
India Gate and Rajpath 
Red Fort 
Akshardham Temple
India Gate
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gandhi Memorial
Jama Mosque 
Agrasen Ki Baoli
Lotus Temple
Lodhi Gardens
Birla Mandir
Nizamuddin Mosque
Called an outdoor art gallery
Castle of Mandawa
Old Step Well
Old Havelis

Podar Haveli Nawalgarh (30 km from Mandawa)
Ramgarh (23 km from Mandawa)
City Palace
Amber Fort
Hawa Mahal
Jantar Mantar Observatory
Jaigarh Fort
Albert Hall Museum
Birla Temple
Morning Aarti at Govind Dev ji Temple
Nahargarh Fort
Gaitor Royal Cenotaphs
Abhaneri Step Well (On the way from Jaipur to Agra)
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-daulah
Mehtab Bagh for Best Sunset View of Taj Mahal 
Dayal Bagh
Fatehpur Sikri (45 Km from agra) On the way from Jaipur to Agra
Sikandra The tomb of Akbar  (15 km from Agra)
Orchha Fort
The Chhatris
Rani Mahal
Raja Ram Mandir
Chaturbhuj Temple
Sunder Mahal
Lakshmi Narayan Temple
East Group of Temples
West Group of Temples
Cultural Dance Performance
Light and Sound Show at Erotic Site
River Ganga
Boat Ride
Saarnath Temple (Bodh stupa)
Banaras Hindu University
Ramnagar Fort
Journey Day By Day
Day 1 - 3 DELHI
You will be picked up from Delhi Airport with a signed board under your name, as per your arrival details. Taken to your hotel to be recovered.  Early arrivals have the possibility to explore Delhi, depending on your preference.Immerse into Indian History, Politics and Religion. Discover The Independence Struggle, Major sites of Democratic India (India Gate, President’s House, Parliament House) and today´s life of Indian Capital city. Experience Gandhi Smriti, Qutub Minar (The insignia of Islamic Dynasties in India and Mughal Empire). Experience by Rickshaw Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad). Impressive monuments: Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (A Sikh Temple), Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple and Sufi Saint Mosque known as Nizamuddin. Awake every sense by visiting Chandni Chowk market.

Some places would be visited according to your time and personal interests. 
Next stop: Mandawa
Distance from Delhi to Mandawa: 5.5 h (60 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Grand Godwin
Semi Luxury: Vivanta by Taj
Luxury: Taj Palace
Day 3 - 4 MANDAWA
A genuine town where you could appreciate rural and traditional life in Rajasthan. An outdoor museum displaying unique architecture and mural paintings every step you take. Experience the Heritage Walk to witness the mansions built during the Silk Route, known as Havelis.

Next stop: Jaipur
Distance from Mandawa to Jaipur: 3.5 h (175 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Shahi Palace
Semi Luxury: Mandawa Kothi
Luxury: Castle Mandawa
Day 4 - 6 JAIPUR
Rajasthan Pink City and capital surrounded by monuments, palaces and magic. 
Live the City Palace, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace), Jantar Mantra (Astronomical Observatory built in 17th Century). In the evening you could walk Old Walled City and through the local market. Experience the mind blowing Amber Fort with its countless stories and the beautiful Birla Temple. Later on, immerse yourself in the markets known as Johri Bazar and Choti Chopper. Jaipur is famous for its unique Jewellery Market.

Next stop: Agra
Distance from Jaipur to Agra: 4.5 h (240 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Khandela Haveli
Semi Luxury: Shahpura House
Luxury: Castle Samod Haveli
Day 6 - 7 AGRA
Arriving to Agra means to experience the utmost romantic history of all times in front of your eyes. 
Closed on Friday, be aware. You could enjoy the sunset Taj Mahal view from the backside of River Yamuna. If time permits, you could visit the Red Fort on same day. If not possible the day after sunrise, along with Taj Mahal. 

After you will be driven to your next destination.

Next stop: Orchha
Distance from Agra to Orchha: 5 h (255 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Parador
Semi Luxury: Radisson
Luxury: Castle Mughal Sheraton
Day 7 - 8 ORCHHA
Historic and unique town that seems frozen in time. Imbued with nostalgia, Orchha seems to make people, dream again about fairytales.

See and live the Fort and the Palace. Fascinating Temples and Royal Graveyards to awake your childhood fantasies and feel the grandeur, once lived there.

Next stop: Khajuraho
Distance from Orchha to Khajurajo: 4.5 h (200 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Amar Mahal
Semi Luxury: Amar Mahal
Luxury: Orchha Palace
See and experience the magnificent Kama Sutra Temples of Khajuraho at the Eastern, Western and Southern group of buildings in this sanctuary.  Depicting one of the finest art in this world you will be mesmerized.  Declared by the UNESCO World Heritage.

In the evening you could select one out of two activities: A Cultural Dance Performance or The Light and Sound Show at the erotic shrine.

Next stop: Varanasi
Distance from Khajurajo to Varanasi: 1 h (Flight)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Clarks Khajuraho
Semi Luxury: Ramada
Luxury: Radisson
Day 9 - 11 VARANASI
Visit the temple of Mother India inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi featuring a huge India marbel map created on the ground. You could visit the Buddhist city of Saarnath and the Hindu University.
You have to start your day early morning before Sunrise to go to the Ganges Ghats and have a morning boat ride pulling manually by man to see the morning life: people having a bath, praying and doing their rituals. Also you can plan to visit Ram Nagar fort other side of the Ganges river, the Royal Family has impressive collection of Vintage cars.

Later you can again enjoy the evening boat ride to experience the Ghats and the Aarti and rituals at the evening.

This day you can again enjoy the morning boat ride at the sunrise. Later according to the departure schedule you can plan your day.

Next stop: Delhi
Distance from Varanasi to Delhi: 1.6 h (Flight)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Rashmi Guest House
Semi Luxury: Meraden Grand
Luxury: Taj Gateway
Day 11 DELHI
You have the option to prepare for the next day departure and stay relaxed at your hotel. Or visit Delhi if you are very active and would like to explore some markets in the city:  Chandni Chowk Market, The Kinari Bazaar (Wedding Market), Textile Market (Wholesale Market), The Book Market or he very interesting Spice Market (Grind and Whole Spices).

If your preferences are around art and architecture you could visit: Fateh Puri Mosque, Sis Ganj Guradwara, Jain Temple and The Shiva Temple as well. Depending on your peace and comfort.
Relaxed and ready for travelling back home, your driver will take you to the airport as per your flight schedule.
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Grand Godwin
Semi Luxury: Vivanta by Taj
Luxury: Taj Palace
Included in Mystic Paths of India
-Selected 11 night accommodation based on single/double occupancy in mentioned hotels
-Full breakfast daily
-Air Conditional Comfortable Vehicle with WI-FI for your connectivity
-Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
-English-Speaking Local Driver and Private Guide
-Driver expenses, fuel, insurance and all taxes covered
-Cooking class in Jaipur with dinner
-Entrance Fees and Taxes
-Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi City Market
-Light and Sound Show at the Kamasutra temples OR Cultural Dance Performance (Only one could be experienced. Both happen in the evening)
-Morning and Evening Boat Ride in Holy River Ganges
-Flight Ticket from Khajuraho to Varanasi
-Flight Ticket from Varanasi to Delhi
-Bottle of water while in the car
Excluded Services in this Journey:
 -International or Domestic flights
-Gratuities/tips for bellboys and housekeeping staff. This is left to your discretion.
-Indian visa (most people will require an Indian visa - Please note we don’t provide advice on visas and it is your responsibility to obtain the correct information/visa)
-Meals not specified in your journey
- Beverages, unless specified.
-Tips/gratuities for meals not specified in your journey
- Travel insurance. Please be aware that comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory 
-Laundry and telephone bills.
-Entrances to monuments
-Movie/video camera fee at monuments 
-Medical  Insurance
-Baggage Insurance
-Airport Departure Taxes 
-Any other service that has not been specified
-Your Game Safaris at any National Park, unless specified in your journey
Mystic Paths of India
12 Days & 11 Nights
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