India

IndiaLocated in the south of Asia, India is the seventh largest country in the world. It comprises of over 1.2 billion people and ranks second in the list of the most populated countries in the world. This populated country is home to multiple cultures, religions, festivals, and people. The country echoes the lesson of “Unity Read more

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Package Highlights

  • Visit in Delhi – Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb
  • Drive past in Delhi – Red Fort, Rajghat, President House & India Gate
  • Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk
  • Visit in Agra – Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fateh-pur Sikri
  • Visit in Jaipur – Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Hawa Mahal & Albert Museum
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort
  • Visit in Bikaner – Junagadh Fort & Camel breeding farm
  • Visit in Jaisalmer – Jaisalmer Fort, Drive past to Gadisar Lake & Sam Sand Dunes.
  • In Jodhpur, visit Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada
  • In Udaipur, visit Lake Pichola, City Palace and Jagat Temple.
  • Boat Ride in Lake Pichola
  • City Tour in Mumbai, with Elephanta Caves (Optional tour)
  • Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
  • Assistance at airport and sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Start From Delhi and End in Mumbai

Itinerary

Day 01: Delhi

Meet our representative upon arrival in Delhi and check-in at the hotel. India’s capital & a major gateway to the country, Delhi is contemporary and a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Delhi

After breakfast, proceed for a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. This fascinating city has been in existence since the 6th century BC and has seen ups and downs from the rule of the Pandavas right up to the British Raj. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshippers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi…noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. You will then drive past to the Red Fort, which was constructed during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the residence for the Mughal royal family. It continues to be significant till date, as every Independence Day, the Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts as the Indian flag is hoisted. Later, drive past President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi before you head toward Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Thereafter, visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Later in the evening visit the Qutub Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. (Optional) – Attend a Sufi ceremony at Nizamuddin Dargah). Return back to Hotel. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi – Agra (210 kms/ approx. 4 hours)

On arrival in Agra, check-in into your Hotel. Later proceed for Half Day City Tour of Agra. Visit the Red Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar. The beautiful yet forbidding structure is a handsome example of Mughal architecture. Later, visit the Taj Mahal … a mausoleum built as a symbol of Emperor Shah Jehan’s devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands of workers over 21 years to complete. Overnight in Agra.

Day 04: Agra – Jaipur (230 km/approx. 5 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Jaipur and enroute Visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was built by Emperor Akbar and is home to many historical buildings. Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his headquarters; however, he had to abandon it due to shortage of water. The Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti enshrines the burial place of the Sufi saint who lived a religious life here. Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World heritage site. Further drive to Jaipur and check into your Hotel. Jaipur is the gateway to the magnificent and vibrant state of Rajasthan. Evening take a stroll in the markets of Jaipur for the traditional dresses and shoes, curio shops, blue pottery etc. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 05: Jaipur

Today, enjoy a full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’… it is famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The old city of Jaipur is painted pink, which gives it a magical glow. Visit the Amber Fort… a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful façade with its ornately carved latticework windows is made of pink sandstone. Post lunch, visit the City Palace… again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time. You will also visit the Albert Hall, which was modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. (Optional) – An Evening at the Raj Mandir cinema – Bollywood film, and high atmosphere color in the room. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 06: Jaipur – Bikaner (335 km/approx. 6 hours)

This morning after breakfast proceed to Bikaner. If ever beauty has bloomed in a desert, it has been at Bikaner it comprises imposing palaces and beautiful, richly sculptured temples of red and yellow sandstone. Arrive Bikaner and check in to your hotel. Later proceed for a half day tour. Visit Junagadh Fort… an unassailable fortress, it never been conquered. Inside the fort are some magnificent palaces like Anup Mahal, Ganga Niwas and Rang Mahal or palace of pleasure. The Har Mandir is the majestic temple for the royal family. Later, visit a camel breeding farm…here; professional camel breeders research how to breed the best camels. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Bikaner.

Day 07: Bikaner – Jaisalmer (320 km/approx. 6.5 hours)

This morning after breakfast proceed to Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer, which lies in the heart of the Thar Desert…a city, seeped in color and rich tradition; it was once a major centre on the trading route between India and the west. Arrive Jaisalmer and check in to your hotel. (Optional) – Dune Bashing at Sam Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer by Jeep. Overnight in Jaisalmer.

Day 08: Jaisalmer

This morning after breakfast proceed for half day tour of Jaisalmer. Visit Jaisalmer Fort, which is the only living fort of India and houses the entire township within its ramparts. Visit Salim Singh ki Haveli, built around 300 years ago, and Patwon-ki-Haveli which is the largest and most elaborate mansion of its kind in Jaisalmer, followed by a visit to Nathmal Ji ki Haveli, a grand mansion that blends Rajput and Islamic architecture. Later, drive past the beautiful Gadisar Lake and Badal Vilas, the present residence of erstwhile royal family. Later, visit Sam Sand Dunes, around 42 kms from Jaisalmer, is the closest place from where you can lose yourself in ‘The Great Thar Desert’. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Jaisalmer.

Day 09: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (300 km/approx. 6 hours)

This morning after breakfast proceed to Jodhpur. Arrive Jodhpur and check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Jodhpur.

Day 10: Sightseeing in Jodhpur

This morning after breakfast proceed for a half-day sightseeing trip of Jodhpur, which is the second largest city in Rajasthan and also called the ‘Sun City’. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort. This spectacular fort made from red sandstone stands on a perpendicular cliff above the skyline of Jodhpur. Also visit Jaswant Thada, a marble cenotaph built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Later, drive past the Mandore garden, which showcases cenotaphs of Jodhpur’s former rulers; instead of the usual umbrella-shaped cenotaphs these are built along the lines of a Hindu temple. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Jodhpur.

Day 11: Jodhpur – Udaipur (270 kms / approx. 6 hours)

After breakfast, proceed to Udaipur. Enroute, visit the Ranakpur Temples, acclaimed worldwide for their intricate and superb architectural style. These temples form one of the five major pilgrimages of the Jain’s. Arrive Udaipur and check in to your hotel and relax. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 12: Sightseeing in Udaipur

After breakfast, proceed for full-day tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, standing on the east bank of Lake Pichola. The complex is a massive series of palaces built at different times from 1559. The balconies of the palace provide panoramic views of the Lake Palace Hotel and Jag Mandir on one side, and the city of Udaipur on the other. The paintings, mosaics, intricately carved ‘chhatris’ and the architecturally brilliant facade all contribute to making your visit to the City Palace a truly memorable experience. Thereafter, visit a picturesque garden, Sahelion ki Bari. You will visit also visit Jagat Temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Ambika- a form of Goddess Durga. Built in 961 A.D, this temple is renowned for its intricate carvings in the exteriors. In the evening, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola, which is an artificial fresh water lake (depending upon the water level of lake), created in the year 1362 AD. Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 13: Udaipur – Mumbai (By flight)

After breakfast, proceed to the airport to board the flight to Mumbai. Here, you will be assisted by our representative and transferred to your designated hotel for check-in. Spend rest of the day at leisure and (Optional) – Bollywood Tour – Explore Bollywood World, live shootings and get chance to click pictures with famous actors. Overnight in Mumbai.

Day 14: Sightseeing in Mumbai

After breakfast, proceed on a half-day tour of Mumbai. Mumbai is the commercial capital of India, and a fast paced, cosmopolitan city. Visit the Gateway of India, situated at Apollo Bunder. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. Next, visit the Prince of Wales Museum, which houses a priceless collection of art, sculpture, china and other antiques. Drive past the Victoria Terminus, Mumbai University and Rajabai Clock Tower. Make a photo stop at Dhobi Ghat, the open-air laundry of the city. Drive past Marine Drive, Chowpaty Beach, the Parsi Towers of Silence and Malabar Hill. Visit Mani Bhavan, the old Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi. It’s a pretty, two-storied structure that showcases well-preserved memorabilia, including an old charkha or spinning wheel that Gandhiji used to use. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 15: Departure from Mumbai

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Mumbai airport for return flight back home.

Hotels Offered

City Nights Category A Category B Meal Plan
Delhi 2 Imperial Claridges Breakfast
Agra 1 Oberoi Amarvilas ITC MUGHAL Breakfast
Jaipur 2 Oberoi Rajvilas ITC RAJPUTANA Breakfast
Bikaner 1 Narendra Bhawan Laxmi Niwas Palace Breakfast
Jaisalmer 2 Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa WH Mandir Palace Breakfast
Jodhpur 2 RAAS Vivanta by Taj – Hari Mahal Breakfast
Udaipur 2 The Oberoi Udaivilas Fateh Prakash Palace Breakfast
Mumbai 2 The Oberoi Trident Nariman Point Breakfast

Package Inclusions & Exclusions

 Inclusion:

  • 14 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned in above hotels or equivalent
  • Air tickets and airport taxes
  • Assistance at the airport & Hotel check-in / check-out
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
  • Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort
  • Boat Ride in Lake Pichola
  • Entry Fee at the Monuments
  • Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours.
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax

Exclusion:

  • Optional activities are subject to availability. Charges additional.
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
  • Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments

Notes

  • MONUMENT CLOSED ON
    • Agra – Taj Mahal on every Friday
    • Jaipur – Elephant ride at Amber Fort will not be operational during Eid /Navrataras Festivals
    • Mumbai – Prince of Wales Museum will be closed on Monday
  • Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs
  • Package cost will not be valid during public holidays, festivals, exhibitionsand long-weekends. A surcharge will be levied and will be advised at the time of booking
  • Please note prices are based 2 people sharing. Single room supplements apply.