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Ode To North India In 15 Days With Varanasi And Himalayas

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What better way to explore India than on this 15 days exploration tour of North India with Himalayas and Varanasi? Experience the cultural heritage of the locals, savoring sumptuous cuisines, and interacting with the locals in their villages. Enjoy the famous Aarti ceremony at the banks of River Ganges as well as other tourist attractions like the Buddhist Temples and ancient Forts.

What to expect?

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Varanasi and Check-in at Luxury Resort

Stop At: Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi District, Babatpur, Uttar Pradesh 221006, India.

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

Meals included:

  • Dinner: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

Accommodation included: Overnight at Tree of Life Luxury Spa Resort in Varanasi.

Day 2: Sunrise on banks of River Ganges and Varanasi Ghat Walks

Stop At: Ganges River, Varanasi India
Start your day with a sunrise on banks of Ganges and witness the heavenly beauty of the pious Ghats and the delightful ambiance of Varanasi. Behold the captivating beauty of the vicinity when the first rays of the sun touch the sacred lands of this holy city.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi 221001 India
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. Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Dashashwamedh Ghat Rd, Ghats of Varanasi, Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India.

Head towards Dashaswamedh Ghat. Come twilight, 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 share your experiences with fellow travelers.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines

• Dinner: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines

• Lunch: Lunch at Brown Bread Bakery in Varanasi

Accommodation included: Overnight at Tree of Life luxury spa resort.

Day 3: Varanasi Temple Visits, Astrology Sessions, Aarti( Spiritual Ceremony) and Candle Light Dinner

Stop At: Banaras Hindu University, Ajagara, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India.

Indulge in the breakfast and prepare yourself for a spiritual temple tour at the BHU campus comprising of old Hindu Temples. Get closer to your future by knowing the future through prediction during the Astrology session. Drive to the famous ghats where you take a unique walking experience in Varanasi

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines

• Dinner: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines

• Lunch: Lunch at Bread of Life Bakery

Accommodation included: Overnight at Tree of Life luxury Spa resort in Varanasi.

Day 4: Day Tour to Ramnagar for Forts & Temples

Stop At: Ramnagar Fort, Kila Road Ramnagar Crossing, Varanasi 221008 India.

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 it crumbling, beautiful and mesmerizing 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.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple), Lalita Ghat, Varanasi India.

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.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

• Dinner: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

• Lunch: Lunch at Lotus Lounge

Accommodation included: Overnight at Tree of Life Luxury Spa Resort in Varanasi.

Day 5: Village Tour, Live like a local

Stop At: Varanasi City Center, Rathyatra - Mahmoorganj Rd, Mahmoorganj, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221010, India.

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 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.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

• Dinner: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

• Lunch: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

Accommodation included: Overnight at Tree of Life luxury spa resort in Varanasi.

Day 6: Yoga & Meditation guided Lesson, Day tour to Sarnath

Stop At: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India.

Start your day with an early morning Yoga Session. After a personalized 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.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

• Dinner: Themed Dinner at Hyatt Mediterranean. All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian).

  • Accommodation included: Overnight at Tree of Life Luxury Spa resort in Varanasi.

Day 7: Indian Culinary Cooking Experience, and evening Ghat Walks

Stop At: Tree of Life Resort & Spa, Varanasi, Kazi Serai, Sehmalpur, Uttar Pradesh 221105, India.

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 a view of Ganges at Brijrama.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

• Dinner: Brijrama Royal Eatery. All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian)
• Lunch: Culinary lunch sessions at Tree of Life Resort Varanasi

Accommodation included: Overnight at Tree of Life Luxury Spa Resort in Varanasi.

Day 8: Village Walks and Countryside experience

Stop At: Varanasi City Center, Rathyatra - Mahmoorganj Rd, Mahmoorganj, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221010, India.

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. En route, 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 Dinner at the Resort.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

• Dinner: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

• Lunch: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

Accommodation included: Overnight at Tree of Life luxury spa Resort.

Day 9: Varanasi To Delhi

Stop At: Rama Road Industrial Area 70B/35A, 3rd Floor, New Delhi 110015 India.

Transfer to New Delhi and relax for the day.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

• Dinner: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

Accommodation included: Overnight at Roseate Hotel In Delhi.

Day 10: Delhi to Fredy's Bungalow Bhimtal

Stop At: Bhimtal Lake, Bhimtal India

Welcome to India! You are met by your Dizkvr Experience Officer at the assembly point in Delhi and set off for an overnight Journey in luxurious transport. Nestled in cypress and deodar trees, stay in a colonial-style Bungalow and basking in the peaceful haven. Post a scrumptious breakfast, head to discover. Indian birds in and around the forest with a naturalist. Devour in the sapid lunch and follow the wooded trails to the Sat-Tal and Bhimtal lake and engulf in the serene surroundings. End the day with a fun campfire.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

• Lunch: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

• Dinner: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

Accommodation included: Overnight at the 100-year-old colonial bungalow.

Day 11: Drive from Bhimtal to Naugaon Itmenaan Estate

Stop At: Itmenaan Lodges, Jageshwar Range, Uttarakhand 263628, India.

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 in an ambrosial breakfast cooked with organic fruits and vegetables. Experience a unique nature walk to sink in mesmerizing surroundings and learn the critical skills of organic farming with a local specialist. Let the ponies 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 campfire.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.
• Lunch: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.
• Dinner: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

Accommodation included: Overnight 100-year-old traditional Kumaoni style stone house.

Day 12: Naugaon to Tikhalna Village & Nature walk

Pass By: Chitai Temple, 6 Km From Almora, Almora 263601 India
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 favorite constellations from the mesmerizing sky night while sitting beside the campfire.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian Cuisines.

• Lunch: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian Cuisines.

• Dinner: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian Cuisines.

Accommodation included: Overnight at an Isolated village house.

Day 13: Tilkhana to Budjagesgwar to Jageshwar to Ganghet Village walk

Stop At: Jageshwar Dham, Near Nainital, Almora 263623 India.

Start your day with an exquisite local breakfast and then walk along the ridge to spot Nanda Devi-a large triangle dominating the horizon above the surrounding galaxy of peaks and explore the Budha Jageshwar temple complex. Take the next stretch of walk through pine forests and watch the terrain change to cedar forest till you reach the Temple of Jageshwar built with an ancient Nagara styled architecture. Get exclusive hands-on experience of "Shiva Abhishek Process" with a local deity and become a part of a process by chanting the mantras together. Devour in the picnic lunch and do an uphill walk to the Ganghet village house. Enjoy the dinner and relax in the night during the campfire.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian Cuisines.

• Lunch: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian Cuisines.

• Dinner: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian Cuisines.

Accommodation included: Overnight at Ganghet village house.

Day 14: Ganghet to Nainital

Stop At: Nainital Lake, Nainital 263002 India.

Take a 3-hour ride to Nainital in 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 Bungalow hosts you for their cosiest stay. Gear up for an amazing yoga session in the green and peaceful surroundings of a bungalow with a yoga expert. Explore the City of lakes and make beautiful memories before wrapping up Nainital.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

• Lunch: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

• Dinner: All Meals will be a combination of (Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian) Indian & International Cuisines.

Accommodation included: Overnight at a 150 Year Colonial Bungalow

Day 15: Departure from Nainital to Haldwani and Delhi

Stop At: Rama Road Industrial Area 70B/35A, 3rd Floor, New Delhi 110015 India.

Transfer from Nainital to New Delhi.

Duration: 10 hours

No meals included on this day.

No accommodation included on this day.

What is included?

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in Luxury Stays for 14N, 15D
  • Breakfast and dinner is included during the duration of 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 of the itinerary.
  • 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 monuments
  • 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.
  • Carefully curated Village/ Rural walks in Varanasi accompanied by a English speaking naturalist
  • All Road transfers for sightseeing is covered in cost of the tour.
  • Fuel Surcharge for vehicle plus driver expenses
  • All Flight transfers from Delhi to Varanasi and back to delhi via Flight
  • A Dizkvr Experience Officer (DEO) through the duration of the tour.
  • All Road taxes plus state taxes are covered in the cost of the itinerary.
  • 2 Mineral water bottles per day per person.
  • GST of 18% is included in the cost of the itinerary
  • Bird watching session during your stay in Fredy's Bunglow Bhimtal
  • A Rudra Abhishek session in Jageshwar escorted by a Guru
  • Carefully curated Himalayan Village/ Rural walks accompanied by a English speaking naturalist.
  • Lunch (12)
  • DINNER (14)
  • Breakfast (12)

Is this experience for me?

  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

What do I need to bring?

  • Bring comfortable walking shoes
  • Dress according to the weather
  • A camera

Additional information

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.

Meeting Point

  • Traveler pick up will be provided
  • Airports: Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, New Delhi, New Delhi 110037 India

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