Delhi > Mathura > Vrindavan > Agra > Jaipur > Goa > Mumbai
24 Dec 2019 - 01 Jan 2020 ** Indicates tentative date.
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Arrive in Delhi by International flight our representative would assist you at the airport and to our hotel for check-in. Later in the morning after breakfast we will go on a guided tour of Delhi at 1100 hrs, beginning with a morning sightseeing trip to Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat followed by the drive around India Gate and President's House. In the afternoon visits to Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Mahavir Ahinsa Sthal and Chhatarpur temple. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Agra, the erstwhile capital of India under the great Mughals and known for Taj Mahal, has always fascinated the Indians as well as foreigners alike. Most of Agra is on the West bank of river Yamuna, with The Agra Fort and the Taj at its nucleus. Taj Mahal is quite simply one of mankind's most remarkable creations. After breakfast you will leave for a half day sightseeing visiting Taj Mahal built by emperor Shahjahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Next we visit Agra Fort, post lunch we leave for Jaipur via visiting Fatehpur Sikari, a masterpiece in sandstone with the stunning elegance of its palaces and courts. Next we head to Jaipur the flamboyant capital of Rajasthan. On arrival at Jaipur, our representative will meet & assist you to check-in at our hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast, proceed to visit Amber, the capital of the gallant Rajputs from 1037 to 1728 AD. We ride the elephant back and reach the Fort situated on the hill and then visit the Fort Palace. Later we visit the City Palace, Birla Temple, Jantar Mantar Observatory and the Palace of Winds. Today we will take you for evening excursion to Chokhi Dhani complex, an ethnic village resort located at a distance 15 km from Jaipur. Evenings at Chokhi Dhani are very special. A Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground and includes the entertainment by folk dancers and musicians. The guests can move around freely and enjoy the evening. Later drive back to Hotel for overnight stay.
Post breakfast, we drive to National capital New Delhi. Upon arrival assistance and check at our hotel in Delhi. In the evening at 1800 hrs we will go for Sound and Light show, the eventful history Red Fort has been witness to is brought out as a sound and light show every evening on the ramparts of the Red Fort. For those desirous of delving into Delhi's glorious and tumultuous past at the Red Fort. Overnight stay.
After breakfast you will be taken on a guided tour to Ellora Caves: Interior of Ellora Caves, Aurangabad Tour & TravelEllora caves are finest specimen of cave temple architecture in the world. Impressive in their own right these rock-hewn temples and monasteries lie just 30 km away from Aurangabad city. They contain elaborate facades and exquisitely adorned interiors. These structures represent the three ancient religious faiths: Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. In total, there are 34 cave temples and can be divided into three groups belonging roughly to three periods: Mahayana Buddhism (550-750 AD) 12 caves, Hinduism (600-875 AD) 17 caves and Jainism (800-1000 AD) 5 caves. Twenty two more caves, dedicated to Shiva, are recently discovered. Kailash temple, the central attraction at Ellora, is the most remarkable. Chiselled by hand from a single massive rock, it includes a gateway, pavillion, courtyard, vestibule, sanctum sanctorum and tower. It took over five centuries for the Hindu, Buddhist and Jain monks to chisel out these monasteries, temples, and chapels and decorate them with remarkable imagination and detail. These caves run North-South and take on the Golden Radiance of the late afternoon sun. In the evening drive back to hotel for overnight stay at hotel.
Today after breakfast we will take you on the full day excursion to Ajanta Caves: Nestling in the inner fold of the Sahyadri hills, 100 kms from Aurangabad in the shape of a mammoth horse- shoe, are 30 rock caves of Ajanta, dating from 2nd century BC. The caves were discovered in the year 1819 by a group of British officers. It took around 600 years to create and carve the marvelous statues in these caves with little more than a hammer and chisel. Ajanta, once the retreat of the Buddhist monastic orders features several "chaityas" and viharas. The exquisite paintings and sculptures of Buddha's life belong to the Mahayana period. In the evening transfer to the airport to board the flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival assistance and check-in our hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast we check out from the hotel and will take you full day sightseeing tour of Mumbai starting with the Gateway of India, the entrance to the port of Mumbai. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V in 1911. Historically the Gateway holds greater significance as the last of the British troops, which left independent India by sea, marched through its portals. It is followed by the Elephanta Caves boat cruise from Gateway of India. The caves are at the top of a gentle stairway, which begins almost immediately where the ferry wharf hits dry land. Other attractions would be the Prince Wales Museum & Marine Drive which runs along the shore of the Arabian Sea from Nariman Point past Chowpatty Beach to the foot of Malabar Hill. Later after finishing our sightseeing tour of mumbai we drive to International Airport to catch the flight back home.
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