Heritage of Humanity

11th February, 2019 - 24th February, 2019
  • Delhi / Agra / Khajuraho / Varanasi / Allahabad / Lucknow / Delhi

  • 13 NIGHTS / 14 DAYS

Creative’s Expert Resource for the Journey

A travel enthusiast and director for the last 30 years, Hemant is well spoken and experienced in leading many prestigious and high-end guests across India. Currently, he is the travel director with Maharajas Express, one of the best luxury trains in the world. He has handled some interesting groups over his lifetime, including Lords and Ladies from the U.K led by Pamela Mountbatten, daughter of lord Mountbatten, the last viceroy of India. Hemant is an expert in managing many special interest journeys like architecture, history of freedom movement and religions of India.

Hemant Malhotra

A Guru on Indian Religion & Culture

Home to one of the oldest civilisations of the world; birthplace of four major religions; and with an ethnic diversity inherited down from thousands of years; welcome to the cultural phenomena that is India!
During this journey, you get to experience the vibrant cultures, traditions and religions of India that have enthralled the world for years. Learn about Indian mythology, while experiencing local rituals. A visit to important religious places from gurudwaras to churches to temples, along with a chance to attend the breath-taking Hindu aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges river, will offer insights into India’s diverse spiritual beliefs.
Visit the Kumbh Mela, a spectacular religious gathering, considered to be the largest one of its kind in the world. Legend has it that in the mythological times, during a waging war between the demigods and demons for the possession of the elixir of eternal life, a few drops of nectar fell on to four places that are today known as Prayag (Allahabad), Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nasik. These places, believed to have mystical powers, are now the setting for this mass Hindu pilgrimage.

Crafted by Creative Advantages

  • Led by Hemant Malhotra, a guru on Indian religion and culture
  • Visit Kumbh Mela, the largest religious gathering of humans in the world
  • Explore your spiritual side with a private prayer ceremony
  • Take a culinary walk in Lucknow with a local chef
  • Group photograph at Kumbh Mela
  • Surprise gift to group members

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1
    11th February 2019 (Monday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 2
    12th February 2019 (Tuesday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3
    13th February 2019 (Wednesday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    14th February 2019 (Thursday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    15th February 2019 (Friday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    16th February 2019 (Saturday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    17th February 2019 (Sunday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    18th February 2019 (Monday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    19th February 2019 (Tuesday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    20th February 2019 (Wednesday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    21st February 2019 (Thursday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12
    22nd February 2019 (Friday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 13
    23rd February 2019 (Saturday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14
    24th February 2019 (Sunday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
View Full Itinerary
  • Day 1
    11th February 2019 (Monday)

    Arrive Delhi

    Arrive at the first destination of your journey, Delhi. Spend the evening interacting with Hemant Malhotra, your journey expert. Enjoy your dinner and get briefed by him about the journey.

    • Vivanta by Taj Ambassador
  • Day 2
    12th February 2019 (Tuesday)

    Delhi

    Take a tour of Old Delhi on a cycle rickshaw, visit the Jama Mosque, drive past the Red Fort, government buildings and Humayun's tomb. Get a brief about India's religions while you visit various religious monuments like Bangla Saheb Gurudwara, Birla temple and Sacred Heart Cathedral

    • Vivanta by Taj Ambassador
  • Day 3
    13th February 2019 (Wednesday)

    Delhi / Agra

    Drive to Agra and in the evening attend the Mohabbat-e-Taj show. This play showcases the life of emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved Mumtaz and explains the history of their epic love story

    • Grand Imperial
  • Day 4
    14th February 2019 (Thursday)

    Agra

    Start your day by visiting the iconic Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Spend your afternoon at leisure.

    • Grand Imperial
  • Day 5
    15th February 2019 (Friday)

    Agra / Jhansi / Khajuraho

    Enjoy a train ride to Jhansi. From Jhansi, drive to Orcha, approximately 40 minutes away. Visit Orcha, enjoy your lunch and drive to Khajuraho, approximately 4 hours away.

    • Radisson Jass
  • Day 6
    16th February 2019 (Saturday)

    Khajuraho / Varanasi

    In the morning, visit Khajuraho. Later, fly to Varanasi and in the evening witness the aarti ceremony on the banks of river Ganges.

    • Rivatas by Ideal
  • Day 7
    17th February 2019 (Sunday)

    Varanasi

    Start your day early with a boat cruise that offers a spectacular view of the sunrise. Visit an Akhara, where men practice the traditional form of wrestling and take a tour of the city. In the afternoon, visit Sarnath. The deer park in Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma.

    • Rivatas by Ideal
  • Day 8
    18th February 2019 (Monday)

    Varanasi / Allahabad

    Drive to Allahabad, an approximately 3-hour drive. Check in to your tent at the Kumbh Mela and enjoy your lunch and dinner.

    Notes :

    1. On arrival, if the road is closed due to traffic, there could be 2 - 5 kms walk to reach the tented accommodation. In this case, we will provide porters for luggage and tuk tuk for guests to reduce the walking.

    2. Meal served in Allahabad are vegetarian as it a holy city & alcohol is not permitted within the area of tented accommodation. The entire tent area is a non-smoking zone.

    3. Running hot water is available during 0600-0800 hrs and 1800-2000 hrs.

    • Deluxe tent
  • Day 9
    19th February 2019 (Tuesday)

    Allahabad

    Start your day by visiting the Ghat to see Saints taking the royal holy bath. Spend your day at the Ghat witnessing various religious activities. In the evening, attend a special Puja (prayer ceremony).

    • Deluxe tent
  • Day 10
    20th February 2019 (Wednesday)

    Allahabad

    Give a refreshing start to your day with an early morning yoga session at the tent. Visit various religious Akharas, a tented place where sadhus and sanyasis gather and meditate.

    • Deluxe tent
  • Day 11
    21st February 2019 (Thursday)

    Allahabad / Lucknow

    Drive to Lucknow, which is an approximately 4.5-hour drive. In the evening, enjoy dinner with a royal family.

    • Hyatt Regency
  • Day 12
    22nd February 2019 (Friday)

    Lucknow

    Spend your day taking a tour of the city. In the evening, indulge in the mouth-watering delicacies of Awadhi cuisine, during the food walk

    • Hyatt Regency
  • Day 13
    23rd February 2019 (Saturday)

    Lucknow / Delhi

    Fly to Delhi and spend your afternoon at leisure.

    • Pullman Aerocity
  • Day 14
    24th February 2019 (Sunday)

    Leave Delhi

    After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport to leave India.

  • INCLUDED ACCOMMODATION

    CITY

    NAME OF THE HOTELS

    • Delhi
    • Vivanta by Taj Ambassador
    • Heritage Hotel
    • Agra
    • Grand Imperial
    • Heritage Hotel
    • Khajuraho
    • Radisson Jass
    • Boutique Hotel
    • Varanasi
    • Rivatas by Ideal
    • Boutique Hotel
    • Allahabad
    • Deluxe tent
    • Tented Accommodation
    • Lucknow
    • Hyatt Regency
    • Boutique Hotel
    • Delhi
    • Pullman Aerocity
    • Boutique Hotel
  • JOURNEY COST

    Assured tour operation with minimum 2 guests:

    On twin sharing basis
    • GBP EURO USD AUD
    • 4050 4595 5670 7390
    Over and above the twin sharing journey cost
    • GBP EURO USD AUD
    • 1190 1355 1670 2175
    Airfare in economy class for the sector - Lucknow / Mumbai (air fare subject to change at the time of booking)
    • GBP EURO USD AUD
    • 215 245 310 390
  • WHAT’S INCLUDED

    Journey led by an expert resource

    Accommodation based on twin / double sharing basis including breakfast for 13 nights & 14 days

    Lunch and dinner as per the program

    Drinks with the welcome dinner on first night

    All transfers, journeys & excursions by appropriate air-conditioned vehicles based on the number of guests

    All entrance fees at the places of interest based on the program

    Assistance on all arrival, departure & during the journey

    Experience different religions in India

    Soak to one of the biggest religion gathering in the world during Kumbh mela, also a photographer's delight

    Mohabbat-e-Taj show in Agra

    Dinner with a royal family in Lucknow

    Experience a train journey ( air conditioned ) from Agra to Jhansi

    Porterage at airport, railway station & hotels

    All currently applicable taxes

  • WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

    All personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, telephone calls, shopping etc.

    Meals not included and mentioned in the program

    Personal fees for cameras at the places of visit, depends on size of camera and equipment

    Any International airfare or domestic airfare (which is quoted separately). All flight schedules and airfare are subject to change till the time of final booking

    Any Visa fee (all nationalities require an entry visa prior to arrival in India)

  • SPECIAL NOTES

    Please send all bookings and information related emails to our Special Projects team at crafted@creative.travel

    Copies of passports for all guests will be required at the time of booking

    Check in times at the hotels are 1400 Hrs. / Check out times at the hotels are 1200 noon

    Free baggage allowance on domestic flights, as prevails currently (subject to change):Economy Class passengers: 20 kilos per person in check-in bag and 7 kilos in cabin bag.Excess baggage allowance can be purchased online in advance or at the airport while checking in

    Due to any unforeseen circumstances, if any airline opts to cancel / withdraw their flight operation(s) on particular sector(s) their liability is limited to the 100% refund of the airfare charged for the particular sector(s) and do not stand responsible for re-routing or re-booking seats on any other airline. In such events / situations, Creative Travel Pvt. Ltd. will try best to work out most suitable alternative option to make our guests travel and all applicable supplement(s), if any, to be borne by the guests / passengers

    The driving times mentioned in the proposal are approximate and as per normal traffic & road conditions

    The maximum group size will be 24 guests to ensure a delightful experience

    Journey prices are based on current taxes, in case of any change, the same will be levied additionally

  • BOOKING, CANCELLATION AND AMENDMENT FEE

    BOOKING 

    1.25 % of Journey cost to be paid at the time of booking

    2.Remaining payment to be paid 70 days prior to Journey

    3.If booking is made within 70 days of the journey, full payment is required to confirm the Journey

    4.Payment can be made by bank transfer or through Creative's online payment gateway

    CANCELLATION 

    1.Upto 70 days prior to Journey - 10% cancellation fee shall be applicable.

    2.Between 69 - 50 days prior to Journey - 25% cancellation fee shall be applicable

    3.Between 49 - 31 days prior to Journey - 50% cancellation fee shall be applicable

    4.Less than 30 days prior to Journey - 100% cancellation fee shall be applicable

    NAME CHANGE 

    1.Accommodation: Free of cost upto 72 hours before arrival

    2.Flights: A fee of US$ 55 per person, per sector shall be applicable along with any change in the ticket fare.

    3. Trains: A fee of US$ 5 per person, per sector shall be applicable.

  • CANCELLATIONS AND MATERIAL ALTERATION BY CREATIVE TRAVEL

    The journeys are planned well in advance. We reserve the right to modify itineraries, substitute accommodations, including flights and trains, at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond our control such as

    'force majeure' events - flood, fire, act of God, war or threat of war, riots, civil disturbances, terrorist activities, strikes, airport closure, technical problems with transport, alteration or cancellation of scheduled travel services. Most of the changes will be minor and we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date but occasionally there could be a major change closer to the departure date.

    We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements. For example, if the minimum number of guests required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached, we may have to cancel it.

    In both conditions of change / cancellation, you will have the choice of either accepting the change of arrangements or cancelling your booked holiday and receiving a full refund deducting the taxes except where the major change/cancellation arises due to reasons of force majeure. In case of force majeure, we will refund you for all unutilised services after deducting taxes.

Getting ready for India

We look forward to welcoming you to India. Here is some pre-departure information to help you prepare for your trip. Incase you need any other information, please do reach out to us. Download 24 Hours Emergency Contact Number: (+91) 9911 266277

Your Journey

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Highlights

  • Led by Hemant Malhotra, a guru on Indian religion and culture
  • Visit Kumbh Mela, the largest religious gathering of humans in the world
  • Explore your spiritual side with a private prayer ceremony
  • Take a culinary walk in Lucknow with a local chef
  • Group photograph at Kumbh Mela
  • Surprise gift to group members

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