India travel program
Day 1. Arrival in Delhi. Flight from Delhi to Udaipur.
Departure from Delhi to Udaipur at 7.00 am (you can fly into Delhi at night and fly straight from Delhi airport to Udaipur). Arrival in Udaipur.
Accommodation in a cozy hotel Kehloor, breakfast, rest and go to get acquainted with beautiful Udaipur, the ancient capital of the Rajput principality of Mewar.
Udaipur – The White City of Rajasthan, the Venice of India, is famous for fine cuisine, incredibly beautiful lakes, ancient palaces, miniature paintings.
The program includes a visit to the City Palace on Lake Pichola. It consists of 11 inner palaces, you can take a long walk there and learn about the history of the rulers of Udaipur.
Boat trip on Lake Pichola.Stop at Jag Mandir Island.
Lunch and a stroll through the many stores in town.
Evening dance folk show: ancient dances of Rajasthan.
Dinner at the hotel restaurant overlooking Udaipur at night.
Day 2. Udaipur – White City
Morning walk in the center with a visit to the Jagdish Mandir Temple, the temple of Vishnu, a world pilgrimage site and a unique architectural ensemble. Many travelers go to Udaipur for this temple.
Drive to the Monsoon Palace, located high above the city. It has a beautiful view of the city and lakes of Udaipur.
Drive to Badi lake and Bahubali hill and have lunch in nature.
Back to town and we go to a master class on painting Rajasthani miniatures. Through personal immersion in ancient art, you will be able to enjoy Rajasthani paintings more.
A walk along the evening promenade.
Romantic dinner at a restaurant overlooking Lake Pichola.
Day 3. Transfer to the suburb of Udaipur to the legendary Marigold Hotel
Transfer to Hotel Ravla Khempur.
Accommodation and introduction to the legendary 1620-built hotel, made famous in the movies “Marigold Hotel Best of the Exotic” and “Marigold Hotel Occupancy Continues” with Richard Gere.
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool.
Walk to the lake (on horseback or in a horse-drawn wagon) and lunch on the shore.
A master class on donning a sari and painting hands with henna.
Dinner and a “Marigold Hotel” movie in the cozy hotel lounge.
After breakfast professional photo shoot and shooting a mini movie for the group in the hotel scenery. You will be provided with beautiful Indian outfits and a professional makeup artist. Each band member will receive professional photos and videos.
Culinary Master Class. An opportunity to learn how to cook Rajasthani dishes.
An evening of traditional Rajasthani music around the campfire.
Day 5. Pushkar is a city of world pilgrimage.
After lunch we move to the town of Pushkar, home to the world’s only Brahma temple and a legendary sacred lake.
Pushkar is a city of world pilgrimage.
On the way we stop by Chittorgarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India, erected in the eighth century and has seen the grand rise and fall of empires. The fort has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List
We are accommodated in the beautiful Vela Resort 3* hotel and have a rest.
Day 6. February 18, 2023. Pushkar Lake – puja and ritual circumambulation of the lake. Savitri Temple
We go to the temple of the god Brahma, it is next to the hotel.
On the shore of the lake we can perform puja (prayer) for all our relatives and friends, pujaris help us in this, they accompany us in a beautiful ritual and tell us what to do.
Walking around the local market. There are stores here where you can buy silver and stones.
A cable car rides high up to the ancient temple of Savitri, wife of the god Brahma.
In the evening we make a traditional circumambulation (parikrama) around the lake.
Day 7. Agra. The legendary Taj Mahal at sunset.
We’re leaving for Agra.
In Agra, we check into a hotel, have lunch, and rest after the long drive.
In the evening we go to admire the Taj Mahal at sunset, from the back side of the complex, where they usually shoot all the view panoramas and movies.
Day 8. The Taj Mahal at dawn. Akbar’s fort and tomb.
The final event of our trip is a visit to the Taj Mahal complex in the morning. We walk around the huge beautiful grounds, go inside the tomb.
After lunch we visit the fort and tomb of Akbar, the great Mughal ruler who changed the course of India’s history. The fort is both a palace and a fortification structure. No Akbar and Mughal movie is without shooting in this place. The Taj Mahal is visible from the walls of the fort.
Day 9. Transfer to Delhi. Aurobindo’s Ashram.
Depart Delhi and check in at the historic Aurobindo Ashram near the airport. Another jewel of our journey through protected India.
Here we will have a rest before going home, meditate in the beautiful meditation hall, buy useful souvenirs in the ashram store: Aurobindo’s scented sticks and oils are known far beyond the borders of India.
We both have lunch and dinner at the ashram.
Transfer to the airport in the evening, overnight or next day morning.
Day 10. Departure from Delhi for home.