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Experience The Ancient Lands

Experience The Ancient Lands

Welcome to the land of saints and Vedas!

Indian culture is said to be the oldest civilization in the world which began about 4,500 years ago. It is a land where simplicity meets style, beauty meets brilliance, glow meets glory and they all blend seamlessly to offer an unparalleled experience. In order to take you closer to the ancient heritage and rich culture of this pious land of saints and scientists, we offer you “Experience the ancient lands”.

The tour begins from the centre of the country, the capital city of New Delhi, exquisitely designed by Edward Lutyens. The tour will then proceed to Old Delhi which boasts of a beautiful main thoroughfare, Chandni Chowk, an imposing citadel, the Red Fort (Lal Qila), and an impressive congregational mosque, the Jama Masjid. Sneak a peek at the 300 year-old walled city built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. This regal extravaganza will be followed with private gay dinners arranged for you. We offer you a pleasant Gay Home Stay experience as well.

From here we will open the gates to the legendry and holy city of Varanasi. Also known as the spiritual capital of India, this city dates back to the 11th century B.C.E. Along its winding streets are some 2,000 temples and a number of ghats. There is something magical about the chants and prayers in this city that it opens gates to an all new spiritual journey for you. The massage services by the experienced hands of male therapist will also be available.

Your next destination will be Panna National Park known for wild cats, including tigers as well as deer and antelope. Located in the Vindhya Mountain Ranges, the park offers easy access to Khajuraho which is just at 57kms from here.  Also referred to as the Temple town, this UNESCO world heritage site is famous for its sculptured temples dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, and Jain patriarchs. Just a few kilometres away lies the historic town of Orchha. Nestled on the banks of river Betwa, Orchha has a number of temples and monuments which continue to retain their original grandeur even to this day.

After all these religious and archaeological sites, get ready to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World and an emblem of pure love and romance- The Taj Mahal. The journey will not end here as you will now head to the most colourful and lively states of India. Rajasthan is known for its colours, folk songs and dances, an array of royal splendours, palaces and forts. Enjoy your trip to the "Sun City" Jodhpur and the “Golden City” of Jaisalmer. The cities also offer a wide range of activities and attractions including desert safari, poppet show and much more.

Duration: 17 Days / 16 Nights
Destination: Delhi - Varanasi - Panna National Park - Khajuraho - Orchha - Agra - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Delhi

Day 01: Arrival at Delhi

Upon arrival, we will transfer you to a luxury hotel for a two-night stay. The capital city of Delhi, also referred to as the "capital of seven empires", offers a great combination of historic monuments, religious temples, and modern skyscrapers along with the most vibrant nightlife. The sizzling and shimmering city never fails to please anyone with its markets, food joints, luxury hotels and plush ambience. The forts, tombs, palaces and temples speak of the city’s ancient legacy. Delhi was established by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan on the ruins of previous settlements in the middle of the 17th Century. The spectacular architecture of Delhi city is evident through its antique monuments.

In the second half, you get to a private home to explore and rediscover the culinary wealth of India. During a private cooking session (approx 3-4 Hrs) you get to know the taste and aroma of different types of cuisines which come from various part of this rich country. This rich experience will be accompanied by wine tasting guided by an expert Sommellier. Taste the exotic wine flavours and relish the rich taste.

You will be provided with luxury gay friendly accommodation / Gay Home Stay for night.

Day 02: Delhi

On the second day we take you for a Delhi city tour where you get to admire the impressive architecture, lush green gardens and other prominent marvels The Rajpath, World War I memorial arch, the India Gate, the Rashtrapati Bhawan (the president’s residence) and the Parliament Buildings all lie in the vicinity of each other making it extremely easy to cover them all in a few hours. From there you advance to have a look at the Imperial Delhi which boasts of Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower in India built in Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture. Then you get to visit the breathtaking Garden of five senses, sprawling across 20 acres of lush green land. Moving ahead, we take you to the lotus shaped temple which is the last of seven Major Bahai’s temples built around the world.

As the sun shines brighter in the noon we take you to the 300 year-old walled city built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648. The seventeenth-century city of Shahjahanabad offers Rajat Ghat, Red Fort and Chandni Chawk. The raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi and The Red Fort is a massive fort built with red sandstone overlooking the Yamuna River. Opposite to it stands the largest mosque in India- the Jama Masjid. Roam around and explore the bust streets of Old Delhi on a rickshaw.

Rejuvenate and relax in the evening with a special full body massage by experienced gay therapists. In the night you get to attend a traditional Indian wedding ceremony. Indian weddings are best known for the grandeur, traditions, grace, colours and almost carnival-type celebration associated with this sacred event.

Your stay at a luxury gay friendly home stay will be the most comfortable and cosy accommodation ever.

Day 03: Delhi - Varanasi

Early morning you are served scrumptious breakfast and transferred to airport to catch your flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival, you are taken to a hotel to relax and get ready for the day. Varanasi is known for its holy temples and sacred ghats which capture the spirit of India’s religious beliefs. In the religious capital of India, you get to visit ancient temples, prayers and holy Ganges. Varanasi is undoubtedly the best place to understand mysticism, spiritualism, Indian philosophy and Hinduism. The Buddhist Stupas and Jain temples also draw thousands of devotees to the city. Also known as Kashi and City of Lord Shiva, Varanasi gives you a glimpse of beautiful Aarti at Dass.

You will be provided with luxury gay friendly accommodation / Gay Home Stay for night.

Day 04: Varanasi

Your day at Varanasi begins with a thrilling boat cruise which is an excellent way to explore the numerous ghats, rituals and temples.

After the morning cruise ride we take you for a city tour which makes you familiar with the antiquity of this historic city. Starting with the most popular temples of the 2000 temples, the Vishwanath Temple we take you to other major and minor attractions. Next is the Tulsi Manas Temple which has great historical and cultural importance in Hinduism. The legend goes that the ancient Hindu epic Ramcharitmanas was originally written at this place. Visit the Dashashwamedh Ghat which is located in the vicinity of these famous temples. It is great to see the real attraction of this ghat in the evening when Gange aarti is held here. The Mandir Ghat is another major attraction which is just north to the Dashashwamedh Ghat.

The journey continues and we take you for a spiritual experience. You get to meet a spiritual master in an Ashram who unravels the traditions, customs and philosophy of Hinduism.

You are provided with overnight at a luxury gay friendly accommodation.

Day 05: Varanasi - Khajuraho - Panna National Park

In the morning you are transferred to airport after breakfast to catch a flight to Khajuraho. From there you are directly taken to Panna Wildlife Sanctuary. The park is known worldwide for its wild cats, including tigers as well as deer and antelope. Due to its closeness to one of the best-known Indian tourist attraction in India, Khajuraho, the park is recognized as an exciting stop-over destination. Ken River flows through this reserve and creates beautiful waterfalls on its way to the valley. The park has numerous sites of historical importance with stone paintings dating back to Neolithic era. You can also enjoy wildlife safari tours and spot the animals. So, we take you for this adventurous experience in the evening with a private gay / gay friendly guide for an enchanting wildlife viewing and bird watching in the park.

Day 06: Panna National Park - Khajuraho

The sixth day of your trip is going to be even more thrilling as you will get to explore the remotest and densest areas of the forests on an elephant. Here you could imagine the pleasure of an exclusive elephant safari in the mysterious thick forest, picturesque valleys of the Panna National Park. Get ready to experience a royal ride just like the Kings who showcased their extravagance by riding on this majestic and fierce creature. Post that you are transferred to hotel to relax and rest. While Khajuraho is known as the temple city, it is also an archaeological site. This UNESCO world heritage site boasts of sculptured temples dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, and Jain patriarchs. The fine temple art and stunning sculptures are a sight to behold. Both internally and externally the temples are richly carved with excellent sculptures that are frequently sensual and erotic.

You are provided with overnight at a luxury gay friendly accommodation.

Day 07: Khajuraho

If you think you have seen enough of Khajuraho then you will be proven wrong by all the majestic temples of city. The seventh day will include visit to the Eastern and Western group of temples. The erotic carvings and sexually explicit postures depict the beauty of courtly love.

Visit the The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple which is the largest and most ornate Hindu temple in the medieval temple group found at Khajuraho. The elegant proportions of this building and its sculptural detailing are the most refined examples of this artistic heritage of central India.

You then head to the three Hindu temples in this group- the Brahma temple, the Vamana temple and the Javari temple. The Brahma temple has a four-faced lingam, the Vamana temple is embellished with images of ravishing heavenly goddesses and the Javari temple has lavish carvings. The erotic and intimate carvings are both fascinating and capturing the spirit of ancient India.

You are provided with overnight at a luxury gay friendly accommodation.

Day 08: Khajuraho - Orchha

After early morning breakfast, you will head to Orchha which is a historic town on the bank of Betwa River. The town offer a glimpse of supreme display of Mughal architecture, laid back life and rich historic heritage.

We take you to Orchha temple tour as the town has an array of beautifully restored temples. You first visit the centre of Orchha which is the Ram Raja temple, a temple devoted to Lord Rama. Next you explore Lakshmi Narayana Temple which has magnificent architecture and spellbinding murals. Orchha also has 14 cenotaphs or chhatris that serve as memorials to Orchha rulers and the well laid-out garden, aptly called Phool Bagh.

We provide you overnight stay at a luxury gay friendly accommodation.

Day 09: Orchha - Agra

Drive down to Agra in the morning after having breakfast. Agra is famous as home to the iconic Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built for the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Believed to have been built in 1475, Agra even finds a mention in the epic Mahabharatha where it is called Agraban (meaning paradise). You get to admire the art and culture in this historic city which reflect the artistic talents of the Indian population during the grand past. Aside from the Taj Mahal, Agra has two other UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.

We provide comfortable overnight stay at a luxury gay friendly accommodation

Day10: Agra

We take you to Agra city tour after breakfast in the morning. The first and foremost you visit the Taj Mahal which is famous as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan as a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is celebrated as an emblem of love, romance, memories and magnificence.

Then we take you the Agra fort which is embellished with number of richly decorated buildings encompassing the imposing Mughal style of art and architecture. Within this Fort there lies some of the most exquisite architecture of the Mughal Period; like the Pearl Mosque, Moti Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am and Jahangiri Mahal. Visit the Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah which marks the departure from the red sandstone buildings of Mughal architecture.

You will be provided with overnight stay at a luxury gay friendly accommodation.

Day 11: Agra - Jaipur Via Fatehpur Sikri

Get ready to drive to the city of palaces and forts- Jaipur after your breakfast. And on your way you get to roam around in the city of Fatehpur Sikri which was built in the 16th century by Akbar. The city is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendour at its height and it houses one of the most perfect architectural achievements in India- the Jama Masjid.

After visiting the architectural splendour of Mughal Empire, we take you to the city of Maharajas (kings) and royalty- Jaipur. In Jaipur you get to explore a number of royal palaces, forts, museums and markets which leave you awe-struck.

We provide overnight stay at a luxury gay friendly accommodation.

Day 12: Jaipur

Move out to the royal residency, the Jaipur city which boasts of a number of palaces, forts, tranquil temples and beautiful havelis. Other than these royal attractions, the city is also famous for exquisite handicrafts and spectacular jewellery.

Your excursions in Jaipur will include a visit to Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, the City Palace, Amber fort, Jantar Mantar and local markets. From one royal site to another we take you to the Amber Fort which overlooks the beautiful Moat Lake. You can choose to travel by elephant or by jeep to reach up the hill where the fortress is constructed.  

After lunch, we proceed to the gorgeous and royal City Palace which has many courtyards and buildings. Next we take you to the Jantar Mantar which is an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century.

Post these visits to the splendours of Jaipur, you will get to visit the colourful markets of the city which display and sell the handicrafts and other goods typical to the state.

You can then rest overnight at a luxury gay friendly accommodation.

Day 13: Jaipur - Jodhpur

You are transferred to airport to catch a flight to Jodhpur after your breakfast. Check-in in the hotel and get ready to explore another major city of Rajasthan. Jodhpur, also known as “The Sun City”, has scenic and mesmerizing landscape which makes it another favourite destination among tourists from across the world. The city boasts of many beautiful palaces and forts such as Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Tada, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Rai ka Bag Palace.

The city tour begins in the afternoon from the Jaswant Thada. Jaswant Tada was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in the memory of his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Near the cenotaph lies the Mehrangarh Fort which stands a hundred on a perpendicular cliff, four hundred feet above the sky line of Jodhpur. There are many palaces in the fort including the Moti Mahal or the Pearl Palace which has the royal throne of Jodhpur, the Sringar Chowki. The fort is centre of religious pilgrimage, of scholarly study, and of heritage conservation.

You can then rest overnight at a luxury gay friendly accommodation.

Day 14: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer

Drive to the desert city of Rajasthan- Jaisalmer which opens gate to the Thar Desert. The city which attracts thousands of tourists from across the world was once a sleepy city. The city features fascinating sand dunes of the Thar Desert, magnificent havelis, majestic palaces and stunning Jain temples. While the Jaisalmer Fort is a dominating structure in the Yellow City, other sticking splendours are Salim ji ki haveli, Nathmal ji ki haveli, Bada Bagh, The Thar Heritage Museum and Khaba Fort. Just like the other cities of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer too is very vibrant, colourful and lively as all the festivals are celebrated with pomp and show.

Stay overnight at a gay friendly luxury hotel.

Day 15: Jaisalmer

We are towards the end of the long journey and the last few days are going to be more memorable and lively. The city tour on this day will cover Sonar Quila, Jain Temple, a camel ride, cultural performances by natives and exploring the bustling streets of the city.

Sonar Quilla, also known as the Jaisalmer Fort, is one of the largest fortifications in the world. The fort stands amidst the sandy expanse of the great Thar Desert, on Trikuta Hill, and has been the scene of many battles.

Then we move on to admire the Jain temples which are within the premises of the fort. Constructed in Dilwara style, these temples are adorned with exquisite work of art and architecture.

If you think you have had enough of Rajashthan then here is a surprise for you. How can you miss camel ride when in Jaisalmer, so take a camel safari to experience the limitless Thar Desert.

You can also explore the local streets and markets to get a sense of their living and lifestyle. In the evening, you can enjoy a culture performance by local musicians & dancers.

After this long day, stay overnight at a luxury gay friendly accommodation.

Day 16: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Delhi

Have your scrumptious breakfast and drive to Jodhpur airport to catch a flight to Delhi. Check in at a hotel upon arrival. This day in Delhi is going to be a foodie’s favourite as we will take you to an escorted dinner with local gay community. It is your chance to interact with new people and make friends. You can know about them and share your experiences as well. We will then take you for an escorted tour of a gay friendly Bar / Night Club or an invitation to an exclusive gay party. These parties have everything that you can ask for or think of. So be ready to set the night ablaze with the best of your colours and spirit. Make this day so memorable that it leaves lasting imprint on your heart.

You will then be accommodated in a luxury gay friendly hotel.

Day 17: Depart Delhi

Get ready to head back! A gay friendly chauffer driven car will be at your disposal for touring till you drop off at international airport. With the memories of a dreamlike gay tour you board your flight.

The entire trip surely sounds too amazing to be true, so we suggest you get ready to experience this beautiful trip to get a break from your busy city life. When life becomes monotonous and you know you need a break, it is best to take a trip to a land as amazing and fascinating as India where simplicity meets style, beauty meets brilliance, glow meets glory and they all blend seamlessly to offer an unparalleled experience.

Package Price in USD (Per Person)
Category Min. 02 Pax Min. 04 Pax Group
Deluxe $ 1030 $ 1010 On Request
Luxury $ 1360 $ 1340 On Request
Super Luxury On Request On Request On Request
Private Transport AC Indigo AC Innova AC Mini Coach

 

 

Choice of Hotels / Similar
City Deluxe Luxury Super Luxury
Delhi Regent Grand Piccadily The Leela Palace
Varanasi Meraden Grand Radisson Nadesar Palace
Khajuraho Clarks Taj Chandela The Lalit
Orchha Orchha Resort Amar Mahal Rajmahal Palace
Agra Howard Park Plaza - The Fern JP Palace Hotel and Convention Centre Oberoi Amarvilas
Jaipur Royal Orchid Central Hilton Hotel Oberoi Rajvilas
Jodhpur The Fern Residency Indana Palace Umaid Bhawan Palace
Jaisalmer Fort Rajwada / Mirvana Camp Suryagarh Palace / Damodra Desert Camp The Serai

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