Ode To Sacredness!!

“A JOURNEY TO THE GANGES!”, is an ode, through which Indian Experience lets you recite and travel the pathway to peace. Witness the beauty, serenity and blissfulness of Mother Ganga in Varanasi. Witness the grandeur of The Taj in Agra. Delve deep into Rajasthan rurals as well as hubbubs of the cities. This tour tries to encapsulate all that nation is famous for : History, colour, culture, architectural wonders, pink palaces, UNESCO sites.and frosting on the cake - THE TAJ!!

  • Art & Culture

  • Offbeat Experience

  • Nature observation

Price from 1855 £ Flight not included

Individual trip

Mr Narendra Singh, the Founder & Director of Indian Experience, Jaipur, Rajasthan I Man behind Indian Experience


Narendra Singh

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“A JOURNEY TO THE GANGES” is a tour with which INDIAN EXPERIENCE takes you deep into the heart of India. This tour combines some of India’s best-kept secrets with the wonders of the subcontinent’s most vibrant cities.  
The majestic destinations with beautiful landscapes, stupendous  monuments, vibrant cultures all together make  “A JOURNEY TO THE GANGES” offers a glimpse of mishmashes of vividness.  
Get the ball rolling from “The Land of Kings”- Royal Rajasthan Explore its rich diversity: from the “Pink City”- Jaipur to “Blue City”- Jodhpur, from unforgettable sights of yellow-hued hilltop fort of Chittorgarh to Lake Palace of “The White City”- Udaipur. Sojourn in the Castle of Bijaipur or elaborately fresco painted mansions of Mandawa.

Visit the breathtaking Taj Mahal, one amongst the seven wonders of the world.  
About which Bayard Taylor, an American novelist has said once-  
“Did you ever build a castle in the Air? Here is one, brought down to earth and fixed for the wonder of ages”

Delve into the sacred city of Varanasi.  
“Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”.  
Unwind yourself on the ghats of Varanasi, rush afore for a holy dip in the waters of purity, ambrosial waters of immortality, chanting: “NAMAAMI GANGE!!”

Highlights of the tour

  • Experience rural and unexplored villages of Rajasthan.
  • Admire the beauty of The Taj- “the embodiment of all things pure”
  • Visit Jain temple in Ranakpur - A major Jain pilgrimage.
  • Visit Sarnath- a site of great religious significance in Buddhism.
  • Feel the communion between the Almighty and Mother Nature at Ganga aarti in Varanasi- the holiest pilgrimage in Hinduism.
  • Enjoy a private cruise on the Ganges.

Delhi - Mandawa

Arrival at Delhi International Airport.
Meet the representative of Indian Experience, holding the placard of your name. Greetings! Head to the land of colours, heritage and culture -Rajasthan. You’ll travel through the Indian countryside to the town of Mandawa, an “Open Art Gallery”, famed for its impressive fresco paintings, old fort and Havelis built by rich merchants and landlords.
Mandawa has a rich historical past for being an age-old part of “ The Silk Route”
Stay in the architectural jewel of the town, Mandawa Haveli. The haveli has a huge courtyard, a sprawling lawn and different rooms to provide you with a pleasurable stay experience.
Overnight stay at Mandawa Haveli.


Mandawa - Bikaner

Continue your journey around Rajasthan by journeying to the city of Gajner via Bikaner, also called ‘The Camel Country’. Bikaner was one of the three great Desert Kingdoms of Rajasthan. Visit Junagarh Fort of Bikaner an imposing complex in the heart of the city that exhibits 37 sandstone palaces, temples and pavilions within its walls. “Junagarh a paradox between medieval military architecture and beautiful interior decoration.”- Historians.
Overnight stay in Bikaner.


Bikaner - Jodhpur - Chandelao

The next stop on your trip will be Chandelao via Jodhpur, “ The Blue City” of Rajasthan and the second largest of the state after Jaipur. A guided tour will give you the chance to marvel at the 15th century UNESCO Heritage site, Mehrangarh Fort- a huge complex that sits on a 122m hill. The indigo-blue houses in the city vibrantly radiate their blue colours during the daytime. Witness a magnificent scenery formed by Blue- coloured houses, when viewed from the balustrades of Mehrangarh Fort. 
Travel for another 40 km for a quiet hamlet that long played a part in the history of Rajasthan and the Kingdom Of Marwar- Chandelao.
Overnight stay at Chandelao Garh Fort



Chandelao has an abundance of birdlife and antelope, open your eyes to the chirping and fluttering of birds Chandelao is a tiny village lost in the desert wilderness, to savour the essence of Rajasthan. Enter the serpentine lanes of the village, comprising mud houses - with a weatherproof coating of cow manure, painted white or blue. Walls painted with the mandala art form. Meet local artisans. Spend your day with the typical ethnic communities - be part of laid back village life
Take a stroll near Olvi lake, a nearby lake to watch the birds at sunset, where can see many species of migratory birds, pelicans and a myriad of other birds basking in the late afternoon sun. 
Relish a royal Rajasthani dinner at the terrace of the fort enjoying a panoramic view of the village at night.
Overnight stay at Chandelao Garh.


Chandelao - Ranakpur

Leave Chandelao behind to head for Ranakpur, A quaint village surrounded by Old Fold mountains of Aravali ranges. The place is surrounded by lush green Deciduous forests of Aravalli, waterfalls, lakes and gushing streams. Ranakpur is called as “A Spiritual Oasis in Aravalli”, as Immersed in the vibrant culture with a myriad of enrapturing beauty, Ranakpur is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for followers of Jainism. 
Explore the impressive Jain Temple, dedicated to Tirthankaras, which is the epitome of the architectural brilliance of Jain artistry and sculpturing. 
Overnight in Ranakpur


Ranakpur - Udaipur

Continue the voyage to the ‘Venice of the East’- Udaipur is a romantic city that is dotted with lakes and surrounded by the ancient mountains of Aravali. The historic capital of Mewar
Is also called the "City of Lakes" because of its sophisticated lake system, with seven lakes surrounding the city. “The white city” of India is known for its traditional fairs and festivals, historic forts and palaces, galleries and gardens, architectural temples and museums.



Today begin your guided sightseeing of Udaipur. Start the day at the imposing City Palace, a monument of Rajput and Mughal architecture. With its mahals decked with antiquities and paintings, silver and inlay work, intricate mirror work . Stroll through the Saheliyon-ki-Bari or ‘Garden of maids”, full of marble art, canopies and fountains. The Jagdish Temple is an eclectic mix of stone elephants, carved pillars, impressive spires and exuberant architecture, devoted to Lord Vishnu.
In the evening, enjoy a romantic boat ride in the splendid Lake Pichola where the iconic Lake Palace appears levitating on Lake Pichola. Enjoy a calm breeze and serene waters with a beautiful sunset with your valentine.
Overnight in a luxurious Lakeside Hotel.


Udaipur - Bijaipur

After breakfast, Leave Udaipur behind to head for Bijaipur, stopping off en-route to visit Chittorgarh - “City Of Pride and Honor!”. With Imprints of Rajputana and Sisodia dynasties' architecture, The Fort of Chittorgarh is one of the UNESCO heritage sites, built in the 7th Century AD and is remembered for the courageous self-sacrificing Jauhar performed by Rani Padmini to checkmate the seize of Chittorgarh by Alauddin Khilji.
The culinary masterpieces of the citadel are two stambhs (towers) and the Meera temple.
Drive ahead to Bijaipur.
Live in the royal ambience like a King and enjoy the warmth of Rajputana hospitality in the Castle of Bijaipur Experience a grand stay and the warm hospitality of living in a castle in Bijaipur.
Live in the royal ambience like a King and enjoy the warmth of Rajputana hospitality in the Castle of Bijaipur. The Castle is set against the background of the Vindhyanchal Ranges, promises a tranquil and undisturbed escape while overlooking the splendours of the valley. Destress yourself with an Ayurvedic and holistic spa by the pool.
Overnight stay at Bijaipur Castle.


Bijaipur - Jaipur

Embark on the journey and experience the history, culture and opulent architecture of “The Pink City” - Jaipur. The capital city of Rajasthan is nestled against the majestic background of the Aravalli and is the first planned city of India.
From Forts to floating palaces, From towering monuments to ancient stepwells this UNESCO World Heritage site has a lot to offer.
Overnight stay in Jaipur.



Today enjoy a full day city exploring tour, beginning with Amber Fort (Amer Fort), a rugged defensive structure on the outside which is in stark contrast to its ornate and lavish interior, magnificent courtyards, as befitting the Maharaja’s and their families who lived there. The next site would be - Hawa Mahal, (The palace of winds). Moving ahead to the City Palace, a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture explore its magnificent palaces, courtyards and audience halls. Visit another 18th century World site - Jantar Mantar, an observatory that can measure time, track celestial bodies.
Jaipur is renowned as the Gem Capital of the world. One can shop for world-famous Meenakari or silver jewellery or gems from the vibrant markets. Else, pick a souvenir made in Jaipur’s blue pottery. 
Overnight stay in Jaipur.


Jaipur - Agra

Continue journey leaving for Agra via Fateh Sikri, another UNESCO Heritage site of India, a city built in red sandstone by the Mughal Emperor Jalal-ud-din Mohammad Akbar, in honour of the great Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chisti.

Drive for Agra, the capital city of the Mughal Sultanate in the 16th and 17th centuries is home to three UNESCO world heritage sites: the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
Overnight stay in Agra.


Agra - Varanasi

Get ready to visit the Taj Mahal at the break of day - witness the magical play of light rays and colours on the white marble minarets with the rising sun. Get the most spectacular hazy view of the “ TAJ” -“ A poetry in marble”- with the rising ball of fire.
When the first ray of sunlight pierce the clouds banishing frosts and mists of night, blazing in gold hits the TAJ, the translucent white marble reflects blush-hues quenched in purple, colour changes to pearly cream to yellow as of daffodil.

Taj is one of the seven wonders of the world, the monument of love that Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan gave to the world, stands as a testimony of his intense love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Board the night train to Varanasi.



Varanasi - widely known as Banaras or Kashi, has been a symbol of the Hindu renaissance. Varanasi is associated with the promotion of spiritualism, mysticism, Sanskrit, yoga and Hindi language and honoured authors.

Taking a walk along the ghats of the Ganges is one of the most culturally rich experiences to have in India. You cannot fully experience Varanasi without gliding through the waters of the Ganga, take-off for an evening boat tour in a traditional rowboat to watch the sunset over the Ganges. Disembark to watch the aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges. Priests take sacred brass lamps and offer prayers to the holy river. The small flames of the lamps look like specks of light in the dark ambience. 
Overnight stay in Varanasi


Varanasi - Delhi

Early in the morning, before the first rays of sunlight paint the sky, catch the splendid view of Subah-e-Banaras, an event before dawn where one experiences the Ganga Aarti, enjoy Vedic chanting, morning raga and hymns. The ceremony involves lights, cymbals, scented incense sticks, and people singing and chanting verses. A tribute is offered to the five basic elements of earth, water, fire, sky and fire.

Drive to Sarnath, a microcosm of Buddhism, the place where Buddha preached his first sermon after enlightenment. 
Transport to Varanasi airport to catch the domestic flight back to Delhi.
Overnight stay in Delhi.


Delhi and departure

Our representative will drop you at the Delhi International Airport.
Catch your homebound flight.
“Let your Travel bag be full of memories!!”

Our price Include

  • Accommodation based on two persons sharing one double room with breakfasts included as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfer from the airport to the first hotel and from the last hotel back to the airport 
  • All transfers and sightseeing by private Air-Conditioned vehicle with a private chauffeur.
  • Personal and experienced tour guide throughout the tour from arrival to departure.
  • Fuel charges, road tax, toll and parking charges.
  • All hotel taxes included.
  • 24x7 assistance by the Team of Indian Experience.

Our prices do not Include

  • Air transport to and from India.
  • Visa permit fees.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Entry Fee to any Monument or Museum.
  • Camera entry fee wherever chargeable.
  • Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages etc.
  • A single room is provided with further supplement charges for those travelling alone.
  • Lunch and dinners are not included in the package.
  • Any other items not mentioned under Inclusions are not included in the cost of the booking.

** Additional cost will be charged for extra services except mentioned in the “Inclusions” in every trip.

In case of cancellation of your trip, the cancellation fees charged by Indian Experience will be calculated according to the following scale

• More than 60 days before departure: 35% of the total price of the trip.  
• From 60 to 31 days before departure: 40% of the total price of the trip.  
• From 30 to 21 days: 40% of the total price of the trip.   
• From 20 to 14 days: 60% of the total price of the trip.  
• From 13 to 8 days: 70% of the total price of the trip.  
• From 7 to 2 days: 75% of the total price of the trip.  
• The day before or the day of departure: 100% of the total price of the trip


2 reviews

Kelly Pierce


Excellent Service!
I booked a solo tour to India for Bikaner, Udaipur, Agra and Varanasi. Tour exactly fit my briefing and was completed in a matter of hours. My package was great, affordable and Narendra sir went above and beyond to give me the privileges. The operator was incredibly knowledgeable of the area and history. The staff was highly professional which responded promptly to all queries. The tour to Varanasi was enough give a spiritual connect with the land of India. I thank enough the company for the spiritual odyssey to India.

Paul S


If you are looking for North India holidays then you're on the absolute best page, Indian Experience are offering the best holiday packages to North India and we highly recommend their services. Indian Express has been our guide for our road trip to North India.. It felt like someone from the family taking care of our destinations well in advance and ensuring me and my family had a hassle free and memorable journey all around.
Had a great time exploring Agra and Varanasi - did the sunrise boat ride followed by walking tour and an afternoon Sarnath tour followed by an evening prayer ceremony.
Highly recommend this company.

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