JOURNEY THROUGH THE HEART OF INDIA - THE ROYAL WAY
For your
special-interest group, club, church group, yoga class,
book club, family or other group of 10 or more adults

Do you now want to experience the opulent splendor and sacred mystery of Mother India? Because you will now have that rare opportunity in an awesome once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Your unique tour takes you not only to the awe-inspiring architectural splendor of the heart of India but also on a spiritual journey to meet the holy men and women on the banks of the legendary Ganges River in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains.

The temples, palaces, and forts of stunning artistry carved from rosy red and pink stone recall an ancient era of India's royal courts. Visitors can still ride on comparisoned elephants and stay in fantasy palace hotels built by royalty who trace their genealogy back to the sun, the moon, and the god of fire.

On this tour your experienced hosts will cater to your every need meticulously. You will travel through the heart of India while enjoying spendid hotels and delicious Indian cuisine.

Your expert guides will lead you from the birthplace of Lord Krishna into the mysteries of the Himalayan foothills, where you will meet the holy men and women who live in caves and ashrams along the sacred Ganges River. You will meditate in the cave of an ancient rishi and imbibe a sacred soul cleansing as you walk along the banks of the Ganges and breathe the air of the Himalayas.

From the dream in marble--the incomparable Taj Mahal--to the pink city of Jaipur, from the magic of the Mughal capital of Fatehpur to the profound spiritual energy of the Himalayas, our master tour specialists will make sure that this journey will meet and exceed our every expectation.



Susan Shumsky of Divine Travels is a member of Travel Service Network, Inc. (TSN).

Professional industry
affiliations include:




SITE MAP
DIVINE TRAVELS
TOURS & RETREATS



SITE MAP
DIVINE TRAVELS
TOURS & RETREATS



SITE MAP
DIVINE TRAVELS
TOURS & RETREATS



SITE MAP
DIVINE TRAVELS
TOURS & RETREATS



SITE MAP
DIVINE TRAVELS
TOURS & RETREATS



SITE MAP
DIVINE TRAVELS
TOURS & RETREATS



SITE MAP
DIVINE TRAVELS
TOURS & RETREATS



SITE MAP
DIVINE TRAVELS
TOURS & RETREATS



SITE MAP
DIVINE TRAVELS
TOURS & RETREATS



SITE MAP
DIVINE TRAVELS
TOURS & RETREATS



SITE MAP
DIVINE TRAVELS
TOURS & RETREATS



SITE MAP
DIVINE TRAVELS
TOURS & RETREATS



SITE MAP
DIVINE TRAVELS
TOURS & RETREATS



SITE MAP
DIVINE TRAVELS
TOURS & RETREATS


Day 1       Welcome to Delhi



Fly overnight to India, arriving in the late evening. Your tour leader will accompany you to your hotel in the heart of Delhi, followed by the Traditional Indian Welcome at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Hotel: The Oberoi Maidens or Similar

   

  

Day 2     Explore Old & New Delhi


Meet your group over the late breakfast, then enjoy a walking tour of Old Delhi, featuring Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Next, a cycle rickshaw carries us through the crowded Chandni Chowk Bazaar to Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. In the afternoon, drive through New Delhi to visit the India Gate and the old residences of British Viceroys.



Visit the powerful, majestic Hindu Temples of Delhi: Chattarpur Temple, Yogmaya Temple & Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

Hotel: The Oberoi Maidens or Similar (Meals: Breakfast & Welcome Dinner at Chor Bizarre)

      

Old Delhi: The 350 years old walled city was built by Emperor Shah Jehan in 1648 as his capital. Opposite the fort are the black and white onion dome and minarets of the Jama Masjid, the most elegant mosque in India. Raj Ghat is worth a visit where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948.

New Delhi: The new capital designed by Sir Edward Lutyens. An interesting drive in the one passing through the impressive Rajpath from the World War I memorial arch, the India Gate towards the Presidential Palace. Visit Humayun's Tomb built in 1565 AD, Safdarjung's Tomb, the Qutab Minar, 72 meters high and the most curious antique, the uncorroded Iron Pillar, which dates back to the 4th century AD.

  

Day 3     Delhi/Jaipur

       

After early breakfast, leave for Jaipur by surface. Arrive Jaipur and visit Amber Fort (On Elephant's Back right up to the fort). Afterwards, check-in at the hotel. In the evening, visit the Village part of the Chokhidhani (An ethnic village Resort) and enjoy the cultural evening which includes Traditional Indian Dances and Traditional Indian Arts. Afterwards, transfer to the restaurant for Traditional Rajasthani Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
(Breakfast & Traditional Rajasthani Dinner at Chokhidhani)
Hotel: The Trident Or Similar

  

  

Day 4     Explore Jaipur - The Pink City

After breakfast, full day sightseeing of the Jaipur City including City Palace & Observatory. Afternoon, Shopping Tour (OPTIONAL) OR Relax at the hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
(Breakfast & Dinner)
Hotel: The Trident Or Similar

Jaipur (Sheer Symphony in Pink):The picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is color washed pink - the color associated with hospitality in Rajput culture.

Built in 1727 A.D. by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur displays a remarkable harmony and architectural splendour. The ancient heart of the Pink City still beats in its fairy-tale palaces, rugged fortresses perched on barren hills and broad avenues that dot the entire city. The only planned city of its time, Jaipur is encircled by a formidable wall. There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur's colourful bazaars where one can shop for Rajasthani handlooms and trinkets. Beautiful laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvelous heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are worth admiration. Not to mention the ambling camels and cheerful people in multi-hued costumes make your trip to the pink city a memorable one.

 

 

       
     

  

Day 5    Jaipur/ Fatehpur Sikri ("Ghost City")/ Agra



A long eastward drive will bring us to Fatehpur Sikri, a mysterious 16th Century city that once rivaled London in its population, wealth and grandeur. The site occupies 117 miles and is enclosed by a wall. Built in 1571, it was mysteriously abandoned just 15 years later. Today, it is India's "Ghost City". Then, continue to Agra for your first view of the Taj Mahal.
(Breakfast & Dinner)
Hotel: The Trident Or Similar

Fatehpur Sikri, 38 km from Agra, was one of the capital cities of Akbar after the childless Mughal was blessed with a son with the blessings of the Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti, who lived here. The new capital came up in 1569. Through the Juxtaposition of the buildings seems whimsical, they are thoughtfully planned, imparting an atmosphere of playful brilliance. Towering, walls on three sides surround the rectangular-shaped city, accessible through nine gates, and an artificial lake is located on the west. Credit for preserving the monuments goes to Lord Curzon. These protected monuments and the city's environs are well maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.

   

  

Day 6      Explore THE TAJ MAHAL

Rise at dawn to enjoy the Taj Mahal in the peaceful morning light. We'll seek out several views of the exterior, then tour the inner chambers. This afternoon, contrast the ethereal Taj with the imposing Agra Fort, an immense fortified palace that was a seat of Mughal power. Some of its battlements are more than 60 feet tall.
(Breakfast & Dinner)
Hotel: The Trident Or Similar

 

     



Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the world-the "TAJ MAHAL". The architectural splendour of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal Empire, of which Agra was the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. While its significance as a political centre ended with the transfer of the capital to Delhi in 1634 by Shah Jahan, its architectural wealth has secured its place on the international map. A pleasant town with a comparatively slow pace, Agra is know for its superb inlay work on the marble and soapstone by craftsmen who are descendants of those who worked under the Mughals. The city is also famous for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes.

  

Day 7      Agra/ Mathura - Vrindavan/ Kosi

After breakfast, leave for Mathura - Vrindavan by surface. Meet 105 year-old living saint "Sudama Ji Maharaj" (subject to availability) AND Rickshaw Ride at Vrindavan & Boat Ride on Yamuna River at Vrindavan. Afterwards, continue to Kosi. Reach Kosi and transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
(Breakfast & Dinner)
Hotel: Country Inn Or Similar

Mathura is traditionally recognised as the capital of Bra Bohemia, the land which gave birth to Lord Krishna. The region is richly interwoven with the legend of Krishna, kept alive today by millions of devotees who look upon him as the most endearing incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and by specific locations associated with the legend. Mathura's history dates back to at least 600 BC and archeological remains have testified its importance. It was of significance during the Mauryan era and received great stimulus under Emperor Ashoka.

Vrindavan, 15 km away, is also integral to the legend of Krishna. This is where Lord Krishna played his flute and sported with the gopis. The town was later immortalized in the poems of Mirabai, a princess of Medieval India who became an ardent devotee of Krishna. Vrindavan is one of the most important religious centers of Braj Bhoomi (Heart of India).

    

 

Day 8      Kosi/ Haridwar/ Rishikesh


After breakfast, leave for Rishikesh by surface, en route visiting Haridwar. At Haridwar explore Evening Ganga - Aarti at Holy River Ganges at Har Ki Pauri. Afterwards, continue to Rishikesh. Transfer to hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
(Breakfast & Dinner) Hotel: Natraj or similar

  

  
      

Haridwar: This sacred town, 52 km from Dehra Dun, marks the emergence of the Ganga into the plains, piercing through the Shiwalik Range. The devout believe that this is one of the four places in India upon which the nectar or Immortality, amrit, fell. It has been churned out of the formless ocean and was being carried in a Kumbha - pot - when it split. On the zodiacal anniversary of this event, a huge religious fair, the Kumbha Mela, is held here every 12 years when hundreds of thousands of devotees bathe in the Ganga. Every six years the Ardh (half) Kumbh is held.

    

 

Day 9      Explore Rishikesh

After breakfast, full day in and around Rishikesh. Visit various Ashrams. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
(Breakfast & Dinner) Hotel: Natraj or similar

Rishikesh is situated on the right bank of Holy River Ganges and surrounded on three sides by Himalayan ranges are known from medieval time as a celestial abode. It is a great pilgrimage center of India, attracting a large number of pilgrims. It has since been the abode of saints and sages from where they sojourn before undertaking the arduous pilgrimage that lay ahead on the distant Himalayan Peaks. This is the gateway to the kingdom of gods and pilgrimage to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.

    
  

 

Day 10      Visit Vashishtha's Cave/ Optional White Water Rafting on Ganges

After breakfast, visit Vashishtha Cave (The cave of an ancient seer). Afterwards, Enjoy White Water Rafting on the Holy River Ganges (OPTIONAL) OR Relax at the Hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
(Breakfast & Dinner)
Hotel: Natraj Or Similar

 
  

 

Day 11      Rishikesh/ Delhi

After late breakfast, leave back for Delhi by surface. Reach Delhi and transfer to Orient Express Restaurant at Taj Palace Hotel OR Village BISTRO for Farewell Dinner. After Dinner, transfer to IGI Airport and tour terminates.


END OF TOUR

SPECIAL BARGAIN GROUP TOUR FEE

SPECIAL BARGAIN GROUP TOUR RATE, including international airfare from home:

Per Person on Twin sharing Basis:
APPROXIMATELY $2492.00 US, depending on size of group, dates of travel, and origination city
Single Supplement: $388.00 US

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS


TOUR INCLUDES:

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:


OPTIONAL EXTENSION TOUR:






     

OPTIONAL EXTENSION TOUR

 

Day 1      Delhi/Amritsar

Early morning, transfer to New Delhi Railway Station to catch Shatabdi Express at 7.10 AM for Amritsar, breakfast en route. Reach Amritsar at 13.00 Hrs. Transfer to hotel.

Hotel: M.K. International Or Similar
(Meals - Breakfast & Dinner)

In the evening, visit Wagah Border, an interesting experience, especially at sunset while Retreat takes place when Indian & Pakistani border troops put up a coordinated and spectacular display, comparing favourably with London's changing of the Guard.

Afterwards, continue to Golden Temple, the Sikh shrine. Dinner & overnight at hotel.

  

 

Day 2        Amritsar/Dharamshala

After breakfast, visit Jallianwala Bagh, which is an important monument dedicated to hundreds of martyrs of a massacre in 1919. Afterwards, leave for Dharamshala by surface. Reach Dharamshala in the evening. Transfer to hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Hotel: Surya Resort Or Similar
(Meals - Breakfast & Dinner)

 

Day 3       Explore Dharamshala

After breakfast, full-day sightseeing of Dharmasala. Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Hotel: Surya Resort Or Similar
(Meals - Breakfast & Dinner)

Dharamshala is now the home of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso), after his exile from Tibet in 1959. Today Dharamshala has become the synonymous with the Tibetan government in exile.

One of the principle towns of Kangra valley. It is set in the backdrop of snow-clad peaks of Dhauladhar Mountains. Dharamshala over looks the plains and is surrounded by dense pine trees and Deodar forests. A nearby snowline with numerous streams and cool healthy atmosphere makes the surroundings very attractive. Among the peaceful environment grows an ever-alive population of Dharamshala. The Dalai Lama of Tibet has chosen this place to be the headquarters of his exiled government.

 

 

    

Dharamshala can be divided in two parts: the lower Dharamshala and the upper Dharamshala. Mcleodganj and Forsythganj form the suburb of this small town. Dharamshala is dominated by the Tibetan community but it still retains the colonial lifestyle and British fervour that had rediscovered the place.

This busy bazaar town was established as the travelers base camp that come to explore the nearby mountains. The Kotwali Bazaar provides all the colour and idiosyncrasies of a small town, which is mixed with the simple life style. The colorful temple and Gompas which reflect the culture of Tibet adds attraction for the visitor. The Kangra museum gives an overview of the rich past of the region and on the other hand there are institutes, which have been established to preserve the Tibetan art, cultures and traditions. And how can one forget the ample opportunities of adventure sports which the mountains and valleys offer and call visitors to explore them.

        

 

Day 4        Dharamshala/Nalagarh

After breakfast, leave for Nalagarh by surface. Reach Nalagarh in the evening. Transfer to hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Hotel: Nalagarh Fort (Meals - Breakfast & Dinner)

   

 

Day 5       Nalagarh/Delhi

After breakfast, leave for Delhi by surface. Reach Delhi & transfer to IGI Airport and tour terminates.


END OF TOUR

 

BARGAIN FEE for OPTIONAL EXTENSION

TOUR EXTENSION BARGAIN RATE, only for those also attending the main tour:

Per Person on Twin sharing Basis: Inquire
Single Supplement: Inquire


TOUR INCLUDES:

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:



CONTACT US NOW:
Divine Travels
818 SW 3rd Ave. #1505
Portland, OR 97204
503-471-1608, 24 hours a day


CLICK ON LINKS TO OUR TOURS:

HOME PAGE for Tours

SPIRITUAL RETREATS

SPIRITUAL INDIA TOURS

SPIRITUAL EGYPT TOURS

SPIRITUAL PERU TOURS

SPIRITUAL BALI TOURS

SPIRITUAL GREECE TOURS

SPIRITUAL CRUISES

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Our Tours are not affiliated with any particular spiritual path. All are welcome!


SITE MAP DIVINE REVELATION: HOME PAGE for Divine Revelation | Retreats and Tours | SECURE Online Order Form | Divine Revelation Book | Exploring Meditation Book | Exploring Chakras Book | The Power of Chakras Book | Exploring Auras Book | The Power of Auras Book | Miracle Prayer Book | Instant Healing Book | How to Hear the Voice of God Book | Ascension Book | Foreign Books | Audio Products | Video Products | About the Author | Dr. Susan's Itinerary | Private Sessions with Dr. Susan | Divine Revelation Curriculum | Divine Revelation Qualified Teachers | Prints of Watercolor Paintings | Join Our Divine Revelation Mailing List | |

SITE MAP DIVINE TRAVELS: HOME PAGE for Divine Travels | SPIRITUAL RETREATS IN USA | SACRED INDIA TOURS | SACRED EGYPT TOURS | SACRED PERU TOURS | SACRED BALI TOURS | SACRED GREECE TOURS | SACRED MEXICO TOURS | SPIRITUAL CRUISES | Join Our Travel Mailing List | |