This journey belongs to all those people interested in millenary architecture, ancient cities with centuries of history, palaces, temples and all the history and culture of India. From the distant lands of Rajasthan to Varanasi, we will travel the old Silk Road in an alternative way.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the hotel.
Delhi is the capital of India since the early twentieth century and was founded on seven historic cities . A city of contrasts that is now divided into two areas: Old Delhi, mostly of Mughal construction and New Delhi, the city built by the English in colonial times. Night at the hotel.
At the agreed time, transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Udaipur, known as the Venice of the East for its beautiful lakes within the city. Udaipur is located in a valley surrounded by leafy Aravali hills. Among the famous palaces of this city highlights the Lake Pichola Palace, and the immense City Palace, with its ornamental doors and buildings. This is an attractive by itself, free day where we will enjoy a boat ride at sunset. Night at the hotel.
Visit one of the most impressive Jain temples, the Ranakpur Temple . The temple is located about 90 km from Udaipur and is accessed by road between mountains. Night at the hotel.
Arrive at noon to Bundi, a tiny town where the paintings on the walls speak for themselves. We will be transported to medieval times. Free afternoon for walks in the local market and delight with local delicacies. Night at the hotel.
In the morning we will visit Bundi Palace.
In the afternoon we will arrive at Pushkar, one of the largest centers of Hindu pilgrimage frequented by many sadhus and travelers from around the world who are looking for a spiritual corner in the only city dedicated to God Brahma. Night at the hotel.
Free day for walks and optional to do an Indian cooking course with Mr. Shivanshi or a Bollywood class with Hemant. Night in hotel.
We will leave for Jaipur, also known as the Pink City and the gateway to Rajhastan.
For two nights you will live in the villages of Jaipur and discover the essence of rural areas. You will live in a community, led by Jaimala and Hitesh who work with children and teenagers from Rajhastan and with artisan women with whom we develop the ethical fashion project .
The center is an example of a happy family home. You will visit the school and small initiatives that make the community live more self-sufficient (solar panels, biogas, organic farm …) You will learn, along with women artisans, the art of blockprinting, one of the oldest stamping techniques in India. You will make your own handkerchief made with manual wooden blocks from the Rajhastan! In addition, you will have time to interact with women and share different ways of life between East and West.
Since 2011, we designed experiences supporting this community with our trips of small groups and with related people. The community is not a tourist place and we continue working to preserve the welfare of the community and a tourist balance.
Nights in the center. The rooms are basic but cozy and are generated with solar energy.
Day in the rural area. Night in the center.
In the morning we will travel to the outskirts to visit and go up to the incredible Fuerte
In the afternoon we will arrive in Agra. Night in hotel.
At dawn we will visit at sunset the Taj Mahal, temple of passion and one of the wonders of the world, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1631 so that the love for his Queen Muntaz Mahal remained immortal.
At noon we will travel by road to visit a real elephant rescue center.
With this visit you will have the experience of knowing elephants, free and in their own natural habitat, that have been collected before the exploitation for a commercial activity. The visit lasts 2 hours and depending on the time of arrival they will be able to feed, bathe or take a walk!
In the afternoon we will move back to Agra, to the station to catch the train to one of the most energetic and impressive cities we will visit: Varanasi.
Night by train
Early arrival Varanasi is one of the most energetic, spiritual and fascinating points in India. Due to its religiosity, it has numerous temples and something unforgettable is to navigate the sacred river Ganges, where we will fulfill the Hindu rite by leaving a bowl of rose petals and candles. It is interesting to know that the Hindus believe that cremating the deceased in this city
and spreading their ashes in the Ganges breaks the circle of karma reaching the liberation of the soul.
At the agreed time, we will walk through the narrow streets of Varanasi until we reach the NGO offices that are located right in the heart of one of the most important’ghats’ of the city. Our visit to the NGO will complete our stop in this city. This
organization has been founded in 2009 with the aim of providing a worthy future to the most disadvantaged children of Varanasi, mostly children engaged in child labor. We will know the projects in the field and with this visit we will live another part of India and the results of solidarity.
Night at the hotel.
For all the lover of photography this visit is mandatory. We will get up early to see the sunrise on board a boat and thus attend the beginning of the day that is full of life: ablutions, prayers and preparations in the main’ghats’ (staircases that go down to the river). A source of colors and sensations.
Day off. You can make tourist visits through this fascinating city and there will be the possibility of doing other optional activities for local people: yoga sessions or Ayurveda massage.
Night in hotel
We will enjoy the last free morning in Varanasi and at the agreed time we will take a plane to Delhi. Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the hotel. Night at the hotel.
At the agreed time, we will do the Spice Girls Tour in Ancient Delhi, which is a cultural tour designed and formed by Open Eyes through the heart of a woman in a traditional neighborhood and known for its bustle and art in the species for which India is famous all over the world.
You will discover an incredible variety of foods, spices and special dishes from the hand of a female taxi driver and local guide. While you are part and support an alternative form of employment for Indian women (minority in this country, only 5% are women), you also get knowledge about the ancient history of the spice trade in India, its uses in foods and medicines, and
Free afternoon and transfer to the hotel
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