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Ode to North India in 15 Days with Varanasi and Himalayas

Thousands of tourists from India and around the world have many reasons to come to Kashi, often called the world’s oldest living city. Some come to experience the “real India”, some to wash their sins away, and yet others come here to die in hopes of achieving moksha.

Number of Days 15
$ 2800

Per Person

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UNIQUE & LUXURY INDIAN EXPERIENCES

Ode to North India in 15 Days with Varanasi and Himalayas

14 Night - 15 Days

Ode to North India in 15 Days with Varanasi and Himalayas

$2800 / per person
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Itinerary :

Day 1

 

 

Arrival in Varanasi and Check in at Luxury Resort

Welcome to India! Meet our Dizkvr Experience Officer ( DEO ) in Varanasi and head towards your stay. Get briefed for an upcoming amazing journey. Spend your rest of the day exploring the resort or the streets of Varanasi.
DAY 2

 

 

Ganga Boat Ride and Varanasi Ghat Walks

Start your day with a boat ride at dawn and witness the heavenly beauty of the pious Ghats and the delightful ambience of Varanasi. Behold the captivating beauty of the vicinity when the first rays of the sun touch the sacred lands of this holy city. Experience “The Bhog Aarti” at Lord Shiva Temple. The architecture of the temple is noteworthy and is also known as the Golden Temple, because of the gold used in the making of the tall spire and the dome.

All devoted Hindus aspire to visit this site once before they die, for they believe that liberation from worldly thing can be achieved here. Visit Gyanvapi mosque constructed by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb after he demolished the original Kashi Vishwanath temple at the site. The remnants of the Hindu temple can be seen on the walls of the Gyanvapi mosque. Notice the old Hindu temple wall mixed into the mosque Lunch at a local place.

Head towards Dashaswamedh Ghat. Come twilight, and the Ghat cannot be passed unnoticed as colourful umbrellas shelter the area and Pandits get ready with enormous, multi-tiered brass oil lamps and various offerings.The five Pandits who orchestrate the Aarti start to blow conch shells to mark the beginning. With the amount of work and enthusiasm that is put into the Aarti, it is hard to imagine that the same rite of worship takes place every day. End the day with the delicious dinner at the resort while you narrate your experiences with the fellow travellers.

Day 3

 

 

Varanasi Temple Visits, Astrology Sessions, Aarti ( Spiritual Ceremony ) and Candle Light Dinner

Indulge in the breakfast and prepare yourself for a a spiritual temple tour at the BHU campus comprising old Hindu Temples. Get more close to your future by knowing the future prediction during the Astrology session. Drive to the famous ghats where you take your boat for that unique experience on the river.

This is followed by the mesmerising ‘aarti’ ceremony. Head back to the resort, where you relish into a special candlelight dinner at The Ganga Kund just for you – the village deity Temple, floating candles, starlit sky and soul – stirring music – an evening never to be forgotten

Day 4

 

 

Day Tour to Ramnagar for Forts & Temples

Wake up and leave for Ramnagar Visit. This lofty and stately 18th-century Ramnagar Fort is situated on the bank of the Ganga river opposite to the Tulsi Ghat at a distance of 14 Km from Varanasi. This sandstone fort was built by Kashi Naresh Raja Balwant Singh in the year 1750 .

The most attractive thing which makes this crumbling, beautiful and mesmerising is to watch the sunset over the Ganga river from here. Take a stroll and find a vast collection of imperial things like gold & silver palanquins, a huge collection of vintage cars, royal costumes, ivory work, armour, guns, furniture, Mughal miniatures, swords, sedan chairs, etc in the Ramnagar Museum .

Head back towards the ghats of Varanasi and Indulge in the Indian lunch while basking in the serene surroundings of Ganges. Visit Nepali Mandir – a replica of the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu in the evening. It was built by the King of Nepal in Nepali style of architecture. The temple has exquisite woodwork that displays the craftsmanship of Nepali workers. These workers were brought here especially for the construction of this temple. Post that just leisure stroll in the streets of Varanasi .

Day 5

 

 

Village Tour ( Drive a Tractor) Live like a local

Wake up and gear up for a serene experience. Caught up in your hectic city life, how often have you desired but not managed to do the basics in life – like riding a tractor or tilling the fields after breakfast. Let’s take you on a tractor around our village ( you can also try your hand at driving one ! ) and show you the homes of Varanasi’s villagers .

Visit their fields, dirty your hands digging up vegetables ( seasonal ) and experience how they live happily with very little. Later in the evening visit the weavers village of Sarai Mohana that is known for its gold and silver brocade and Zari work weaved on to the finest of silk. Take back home a few florid Benaras silk Sarees .

Day 6

 

 

Yoga & Meditation guided Lesson, Day tour to Sarnath

Start your day with an early morning Yoga Session. After a personalised consultation, our yoga expert will take you through a series of body and mind postures. A visit to Sarnath known as Isipatana, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment is a must. Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, deeply moved by the place’s sense of peace, built the famous Ashoka Pillar at this spot.

Once you see the sculpture of the Buddha’s feet is a reminder that he once walked this Earth. Also, visit the Archaeological Museum which contains important relics that date as far back as the 3rd – century BC.The Nichigai Suzan Horinji Temple, a short walk from the Dhamek Stupa, has typically Japanese aesthetics, with a twin-storeyed pagoda with a sloping roof curving up at the eaves.

But to see truly jaw- dropping Japanese art, one must venture over to the Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, built by Sri Lanka’s Maha Bodhi Society. The walls of this monastery display Japanese artist Kosetsu Nosu’s interpretations of the life of Buddha, inspired by the frescoes of Ajanta. After an insightful tour head back to the resort and devour in delicious dinner HYATT mediterranean.

Day 7

 

 

Indian Culinary Cooking Experience, and evening Ghat Walks

After your breakfast at the resort, delight your partner or engage in a culinary experience by cooking up an amazing Indian meal. Your experience begins by going to the local market in an ‘ auto rickshaw ’ ( three-wheeled scooter ) and buying all the essentials for the meal. Return and don the Chef’s hat ! With guidance from our Chef, you will learn the delightful art of Indian cooking and rustle up a delectable meal for two.

Accept the Tree of Life Cook Book from the resort as a memory to continue and enhance your culinary skills an apron to take home as a souvenir. In the evening Visit Ghats like Darbhanga Ghat, Chet Singh Ghat, Scindhia Ghat. Try the most unique street food and get amazed by the taste of each of it. End your day with a Dinner and Ganges view at Brijrama.

Day 8

 

 

Village Walks and Country side experience

Delve into a sumptuous breakfast. Experience the calm, serene and natural surroundings of the resort with a horse-drawn buggy through the narrow winding roads and explore a bit of the Varanasi countryside – away from the noise and traffic of the city. Enroute, stop at the home of Basanta – he and his family have been tilling the fields around our Resort for generations.

Visit his home and meet the family – simple, warm and caring. Ride back to the Resort. Leave the world behind once in a while – escape and indulge yourself in exquisite wellness treatments. Share your experience and stories of Varanasi during the Dinner at the Resort.

Day 9

 

 

Departure from Varanasi to New Delhi

After the breakfast, set off for the Varanasi Airport for the respective destination with loads of memory and stories to be retold. Rela for the day and prepare for the Himalayas to welcome you the next day.
Day 10

 

 

Check in at 100 year old Fredy’s bungalow in Bhimtal, guided nature walk & bird watching

Nestled in cypress and deodar trees, stay in a colonial style Bunglow and basking in the peaceful haven . Post a scrumptious breaksfast, head to discover Indian birds in and around forest with a naturalist . Devour in the sapid lunch and follow the wooden trails to the Sattal and Bhimtal lake and engulf in the serene surroundings. End the day with a fun camp fire.
Day 11

 

 

Drive from Bhimtal to Naugaon Itmenaan Estate, Introduction to Himalayas

Take a 3 hour ride to Naugaon in a luxurious transport and embrace your stay in the 100 -year – old traditional Kumaoni style stone house surrounded with virgin pine, oak and beautiful rhododendron trees. Indulge into an ambrosial breakfast cooked with organic fruits and vegetables. Experience an unique nature walk to sink in mesmerizing surroundings and learn the key skills of organic farming with a local specialist. Let the ponnies guide you in the unknown trails after the lunch and then regenerate yourself for the late evening. Satisfy your tastebuds with a delicious dinner while ending the night with a camp fire.
Day 12

 

 

Guide Tikhalna Village walk & Nature walk, Live like a local !

A Spiritual day -after a leisurely breakfast,enroute to almora and see the sea of wish fulfillment bells at Chittai Temple . Continue your journey to the ancient and traditional kumaoni Village – Thikalana and enjoy your stay in a spectacularly located and isolated house at the edge of a cliff. Indulge in the lunch while experiencing the 180 degree view of snow clad himalayas. After the dinner, get ready to spot your favourite constellations from the mesmerising sky night while sitting besides the camp fire.
Day 13

 

 

Tilkhana to Ganghet guided village walk, temple visits, Spiritual ceremonies

Start your day with an exquisite local breakfast and then walk along the ridge to spot Nanda Devi – a vast triangle dominating the horizon above the surrounding galaxy of peaks and reach to explore the Budha Jageshwar temple complex. Take a next stretch of walk through pine forests and watch the terrain change to cedar forest till you reach Temple of Jageshwar built with an ancient Nagara styled architecture. Get exclusive hands-on experience of ” Shiva Abhiskek Process ” with a local deity and become a part of process by chanting the mantras together. Devour in the picnic lunch and do a uphill walk to the Ganghet village house. Enjoy the dinner and relax in the night during the camp fire.
Day 14

 

 

Ghanghet ( Jageshwar ) to Nainital, Himalayan lake hamlet

Take a 3 hour ride to Nainital in a luxurious transport after a kumaoni breakfast. Located at the top of a hill leading to a spectacular view of Naini lake and the verdant mountains, The British Bunglow hosts you for their cosiest stay. Gear up for an amazing yoga session in the green and peaceful surroundings of bungalow with an yoga expert. Explore the City of lakes and make beautiful memories before wrapping up Nainital.
Day 15

 

 

Departure from Nainital for Kathgodam and back to Delhi

Trailing the illustrious five days amidst heritage, himalayas and nature,we set off for our return to delhi via kathgodham and taking back joyous stories and mystical experiences.

INCLUSIONS

Accommodation on twin sharing basis in Luxury Stays in Varanasi, Bhimtal, Almora and Nainital for 14N, 15D
All Flight transfers from Delhi to Varanasi and back to delhi via Flight.
All Meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ) During the tour.
All Tea+Snacks are covered in accommodation during the duration of the itinerary.
1 Session of Indian Astrology, basics of science is included in the cost.
2 Boat Rides on River Ganges during the tour.
2 session of yoga during the tour with a certified yoga expert.
A divine aarti sessions on the ghats of Varanasi as per the itinerary.
5 Themed lunches experience in special eateries in Varanasi city.
Guided city walks, ghat walks, local discovery & entrances to local temples
Guided Day tour to Sarnath ( on Buddha's Trail ) using a private AC vehicle.
Guided Day tour to Ramnagar, Mirzapur using a private AC vehicle.
Guided curated Village / Rural walks in Varanasi.
Carefully curated Village / Rural walks accompanied by a English speaking naturalist & Environmentalist on Day 1, Day 3 & Day 4.
Bird watching session during your stay in Fredy's Bunglow Bhimtal on Day 1
Visits & entrances to local monuments, temples and places of historical importance are covered in the cost of the itinerary.
1 session of Rudra Abhishek ( cultural experience ) in Jageshwar Temple is covered in the itinerary
2 Mineral water bottles per day per person.
All Permits / Inner Line permits required during the tour.
All Road transfers for sightseeing is covered in cost of the tour for Varanasi.
All Road transfers from Delhi to Himalayas and back to Delhi is included in the cost .
Fuel Surcharge for vehicle plus driver expenses during the road transfers is covered under the cost of the itinerary
A Dizkvr Experience Officer ( DEO ) through the duration of the tour.
A Naturalist and Environmentalist for the village walks, nature walks and birdwatching
GST of 18% is included in the cost of the itinerary

EXCLUSION

Any Rescue Service Expense during the tour.
Any Meals during the inter city/ Intra destinations road transfers.
Any personal expenses like alcohol drinks, bars and beverages, laundry, telephone, tips, donations, room service and any thing which is not included above in the cost of the itinerary.
Any cost arising out of Natural disasters, Political Turmoil or Administrative decisions which are not under the control of DIZKVR INDIA will have to borne by the travellers.
Any cost of sudden increase in Permit/ Inner Line Permit cost will have to be borne by the traveller
Any Cost of Air Travel / Bus Travel / Train Travel to reach Delhi Airport.
Any Cost of Air Travel / Bus Travel / Train Travel from Delhi Airport to place of origin of the traveller

OTHER INFORMATION

  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
  • You will get an English-speaking guide. If you need another language then kindly inform us in Special Requirements upon booking.
  • Assembly Point contact information will be found on your confirmation voucher.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
  • The duration of transfers are approximate. The exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Per Person single piece of luggage is recommended.
  • All activities involving nature or subject to nature are bound by the weather conditions and are subjected to change.
  • This Tour is not recommended for Pregnant Travellers.
  • The Tour is not wheelchair accessible, for the same reach out to our team for custom itinerary.
  • The Tour is not wheelchair accessible, for the same reach out to our team for custom itinerary.
  • This is Group tour and there will be other members in the group.
  • Range
    Dizkvr Signature Tour
  • Tour type
    Group Tour
  • Best time to visit
    July to March
  • Starting point
    Delhi Airport
  • Ending point:
    Delhi Airport
  • Departure dates
    2019-07-24
  • Hotels type
    Heritage Place
  • Payment schedule
    50% Advance to book this tour
  • Local payments
    None
  • Experience expert
    Yes, Escorted by an Expert
  • Experiences offered
    Ancient Heritage Walks, Culinary Experience, Destination Dinners, Treasured city walks, Nature & Village walks, Boat rides, Yoga and Meditation

TOUR COORDINATORS

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Neha Dubey

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Less than 30 days prior to the departure date, 100% cancellation.
  • 30 - 45 days prior to the departure date 50% cancellation of the total amount of the tour.
  • 45 or more prior to the departure date 0% cancellation.
  • Cancellation amount is calculated as per total booking amount and not as per advance deposited.

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