North India with Mumbai Beaches
12 Nights / 13 Days
Delhi - Varanasi - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur -
Ranakpur - Udaipur - Mumbai
Day 01: Delhi
Arrival at Delhi. You will be met on arrival at the International airport. Transfer
to your hotel. Relax. Overnight will be in Delhi. 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
Day 02: Delhi
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Start a tour of Old Delhi in the morning.
Enjoy the DANCES OF INDIA SHOW in the evening. Overnight will be in Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi - Varanasi
Breakfast will be at hotel. Transfer in time to airport for flight to Varanasi.
Upon arrival at Varanasi, you will be met and transferred to hotel. Proceed
to the GHATS for a sunset tour on the river. Overnight will be spent at Varanasi.
The land of Varanasi (Kashi) has been the ultimate pilgrimage spot for Hindus
for ages. Often referred to as Benares, Varanasi is the oldest living city in
the world. These few lines by Mark Twain say it all: "Benaras is older
than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as
old as all of them put together". Hindus believe that one who is graced
to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from the cycle
of birth and re-birth. Abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati, the origins of Varanasi
are yet unknown. Ganges in Varanasi is believed to have the power to wash away
the sins of mortals.
Day 04: Varanasi
In the morning drive to Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred
river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions
of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. Return to hotel
for a sumptuous breakfast. Overnight will be at Varanasi.
Day 05: Varanasi - Delhi
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Relax at the hotel or proceed for shopping in
the lanes of Varanasi. Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Reach and proceed
directly to Agra by surface. Reach Agra and transfer to hotel. Overnight will
be at Agra. Agra is famous as the home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World
-the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the
palaces in Agra is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal
Empire. Agra was their capital for nearly a hundred years from 1564. A pleasant
town, with a comparatively easy pace, Agra is known for its superb inlay work
on marble and soapstone by artisans who are hereditary craft persons. The city
is also famous for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes.
Day 06: Agra
Visit TAJ MAHAL at sunrise. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Proceed to
Agra and visit Agra Fort- which was built by Akbar In 1525 AD. After Agra
Fort we will visit Baby Taj - The interiors of which are considered better
than the Taj. Visit TAJ MAHAL at sunset. Overnight will be at Agra.
The Taj Mahal - the inimitable poem in white marble. Built over a period
of 22 years, by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630, for his Queen Mumtaz
Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains, it is one of the seven modern wonders
of the World. [The Taj is closed on Fridays] Visit the Agra Fort, built by
three Mughal Emperors starting from Akbar the Great in 1565 AD, which is a
masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite
buildings including the Moti Masjid, Jahangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal and the
Sheesh Mahal, Diwane-i-Am, Diwane-i-Khas and Musamman Burj, where Emperor
Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor, died a prisoner.
Day 07: Agra - Jaipur
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Continue drive to Jaipur. Reach Jaipur and check
in at hotel. Overnight will be at Jaipur. 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 shops and 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 08: Jaipur
Breakfast will be at hotel. Proceed for a morning excursion will be taken
to the Amber Fort. Enjoy the fort ascent on elephant back in a royal manner.
Shopping and relax in the evening. Overnight will be at Jaipur.
Day 09 : Jaipur - Udaipur
Breakfast will be at hotel. Day will be free to visit Frescoes at Samode.
Transfer to the airport for flight to Udaipur. Reach Udaipur and relax. Overnight
will be at Udaipur.
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 10 : Udaipur - Ranakpur - Udaipur
After breakfast drive to Ranakpur. Lunch will be in Ranakpur. Return to Udaipur
in the evening and relax at hotel. Overnight will be at Udaipur.
Day 11 : Udaipur - Mumbai
Breakfast will be at hotel. Overnight will be in Mumbai.
Day 12 : Mumbai
Breakfast will be at hotel. Proceed for an excursion to the ELEPHANTA CAVES.
Return to the mainland in the evening. Overnight will be in Mumbai. Elephanta
island is located 10 km away from the Gateway of India at Mumbai. These caves
house rock cut temples dating back to the 5th century CE.The Elephanta island
was so named by the Portuguese, after the statue of an elephant near the landing
area of the island. These rock cut temples dedicated to Shiva Mahadeva are rich
in sculptural content. Motorboats take passengers from Appollo Bunder near the
Gateway of India.
Day 13 : Mumbai
Breakfast will be in the hotel. Latter transfer