Night - 12 Days
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur - Goa - Mumbai
Day 01: Abroad - Delhi
Arrive at Delhi International airport. On arrival in Delhi, you will be met
by our representative and transferred to hotel. Overnight at hotel. Delhi is
just not a city but it is a book-- a book which narrates the history of India.
The city was built and destroyed seven times and has been witness to the various
events which has brought India through the history books. Seven times this city
went through the pain of being built and rebuilt. Today as the capital of India
Delhi is the seat of administration and the monuments which tell the saga of
a bygone era stand there. These icons are testimony to the grandeur of past
and also an attraction for the tourists. With an area of 1483 sq. Kms, Delhi
is all set to acquire full statehood. The charm of Delhi has attracted Emperors,
Conquerors and poor in equally. It is correctly said that Delhi is a land of
'Dilwalas' or for people with heart. This phrase acquires a true colour when
one goes around the lanes of Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
This morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi - Former centre of Mughal
Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars.
Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the 'rickshaw ride' for a
unique experience from the Red Fort, through "Chandni Chowk" or
Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading
west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India
and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the
Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
This afternoon you will be taken to visit New Delhi - drive past the stately
government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the
India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns
tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End
the tour at the towering minaret of Qutub Minar. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Delhi - Agra
Morning drive to Agra (203 kms). Upon arrival in Agra - check into the hotel.
Afternoon visit Red Fort and famous Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is closed on Friday.
Overnight at hotel.
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the
memory of his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum took
22 years to complete with a work force of 20,000 craftsmen and master builders,
who came from all over Asia to join in this great work from Baghdad, Shiraz,
Delhi, Samarkand and Turkey. The marble, India s finest; was quarried at Makrana
near Jodhpur. Precious and semi precious stones were imported from distant
lands : Jasper from Punjab, Jade & Crystal from China, Turquoise from
Tibet, Lapis from Afghanistan and Ceylon, Chrysolite from Egypt, Amethyst
from Persia, Agate from Yemen, Malachite from Russia, Diamonds from Golconda
and Mother of Pearl from the Indian Ocean. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Agra - Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur (221 kms), en route visit Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri the deserted, red sandstone city that was built by Emperor
Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. Also visit the Buland
Darwaza the largest gateway in the world.
Thereafter continue drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur - check into the
hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside
Jaipur City Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to
your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan, is popularly known as the ' Pink
City ' because of the pink-coloured buildings in its old city. It sits on
a dry lake bed in a somewhat arid landscape, surrounded by barren hills surmounted
by forts and crenellated walls. This buzzing metropolis is certainly a place
of wild contrasts and a feast for the eyes. All through, Jaipur has retained
its strong Rajputana flavour tempered by several influences - the mughal being
the most prominent. The region's strong cultural heritage is distinctly evident
even today. The city is a visitor's delight. From the intricate, delicate
looking Hawa Mahal to the graphic forms of the Jantar Mantar - an open air
observatory of outsized astronomical instruments, the Badi Chaupar lined with
shopsand business establishments on both sides to the majestic fort-palace
at Amber; from the colorful fountains of life to the sublime Birla Temple;
from the architectural delight of the City Palace to the serene Jal Mahal.
Day 06: Jaipur - Udaipur
Early morning transfer to airport to board flight for Udaipur. Upon arrival
in Udaipur, You will be met by our representative & transferred to hotel.
Morning tour of Udaipur, one of India's most romantic cities and famed for its
lovely palaces and lakes. Begin by visiting the City Palace and wandering through
its beautiful rooms and apartments, then continue on to the Garden of Maidens
Late afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Pichola. Overnight at hotel.
The city of Lakes, Located in the Aravalli ranges of Rajasthan,
the city of Udaipur is situated at a distance of about 405 km from the state
capital Jaipur. The City of Dawn, surrounded by the ancient Aravali Mountains
and set on the edge of three lakes, is a brilliant kaleidoscope of narrow lanes
flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces and temples. The city is famous
for its palaces, lake, museums, temples, and gardens and much more.
Day 07: Udaipur - Mumbai - Goa
Upon arrival in Goa via Mumbai, You will be met by our representative &
transferred to hotel.
Afternoon at leisure for your own activities. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 - 11: Goa
Day free for own beach activities. Overnight at hotel.
Variously known as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist
Paradise", the state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in
the coastal belt known as Konkan.Goa was liberated by the Indian Army from Portuguese
colonisation on December 19, 1961 and became an Union Territory along with the
enclaves of Daman and Diu. On May 30, 1987 Goa was conferred statehood and became
the 25th state of the Indian Republic. All the communities have mutual respect
towards one another and their secular outlook has given Goa a long and an unbroken
tradition of religious harmony. The warm and tolerant nature of the Goans allows
them to celebrate and enjoy the festivals of various religions such as Ganesh
Chaturthi, Diwali, Christmas, Easter and Id with equal enthusiasm. Besides the
natural beauty, the fabulous beaches and sunshine, travelers to Goa love the
laid-back, peaceful, warm and friendly nature of the Goan people. After all,
more than anywhere else on planet earth, this is a place where people really
know how to relax.
Day 12: Goa - Mumbai
Transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai.
OPTIONAL - One-hour boat ride across Mumbai Harbour brings you to the lush green
Elephanta Island. Here, visit some of the huge and intricately carved Elephanta
Caves that date back to the 8th century. For rows of massive columns cut into
solid rock from three magnificent avenues, lead to the outstanding three-headed
sculpture representing Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the
Destroyer. Dedicated to Shiva, the beauty and power of these phenomenal sculptures
depicting the various manifestations of Shiva is overpowering. Afternoon, city
tour of Bombay - the great port city with its Victorian Gothic buildings from
the British Raj Era mingling with the modern. The tour includes Gateway of India
overlooking the Harbour, the, the Towers of Silence, Marine Drive and the Dhobi
Ghat, the unique and colourful outdoor 'laundry'. Also visit Mani Bhawan, a
small museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi, and the bustling
Crawford Market. Late Evening transferred to the International airport for flight
to back home.