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ESSENCE OF INDIA TOUR – 19 DAYS

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Program (19 Days)

  • 1

    Arrive Delhi

    We are all ready to entice you to conventional India providing pleasant and incredible experience. You shall be welcomed by our representatives and then be escorted to your hotel where the rest of time you have at your leisure.

  • 2

    New Delhi Sightseeing:

    We shall start our journey with Humayun Tomb. This magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. Then we will drive to Lutyens New Delhi and this drive shall also include the drive past to Rasthrapati Bhawan, India Gate an “Arc-de-Triomphe”, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Post lunch we will visit the National Museum (Monday closed) and Qutub Minar which stands at a height of 72.5 mtrs in the courtyard of the Quwwat-ul-Islam masjid. This is the oldest historical monument in Delhi and is a must for any visitor to this city.

  • 3

    Old Delhi sightseeing:

    Delhi is the blend of old and new. The contrast of the two is very much visible by the culture lifestyle and tradition. We shall visit old Delhi including Jama Masjid and then enjoy the rickshaw ride through the antique city in the precarious streets of Chandani Chowk. After having appetizing lunch we will look forward to visit the Red Fort from outside Monday closed) and Raj Ghat (the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi).

  • 4

    Delhi - Agra

    Today we will hit the road to Agra, home to the iconic Taj Mahal. Before checking in at the hotel we shall visit Sikandra (Akbar's tomb). This structure has a perfect blending of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist and, Jain architects. Later we shall head forward to Itmad-ud- daulah, the very first tomb in India that is entirely made out of Marble.

  • 5

    Agra sightseeing

    Having the glimpse of Taj (Friday closed) at sunrise is just terrific. The first rays of sun reflecting off the glistening white marble of the monument are truly something exceptional. In the afternoon we will visit the Agra Fort and some of the famous local markets of Agra which reflects its rich heritage and varied culture.

  • 6

    Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Varanasi

    Our next destination is the pink city “Jaipur”, very well known for its infinite diversity of art, stones and ornaments centers. On the way to Jaipur, we will also visit the city made by Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri. The Imperial complex was abandoned in 1585, shortly after its completion, due to paucity of water. Reaching Jaipur check in at the hotel and just relax. A lot more is yet to come.

  • 7

    Jaipur Sightseeing:

    Our morning excursion shall be to Amer Fort known for its aesthetic Hindu approach. With its large barricade and series of gates and complete paths, the fort overlooks Maota Lake. In the afternoon we shall visit the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, The Observatory and the most exciting the local markets of Jaipur truly a shopper’s paradise. With an exotic range of handicrafts, jewellery, textiles, blue pottery, beautiful stone and sandalwood carvings, tie & dye fabrics, and precious and semi-precious stones available, shopping is simply fascinating in Jaipur. Stay overnight in Jaipur.

  • 8

    Jaipur - Mandawa

    Mandawa is situated in the north Indian state of Rajasthan around 190 km off Jaipur, which is supposed to be our next destination. It lies in the heart of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan known throughout the state for its forts and havelies. The structure of this place reminds one of the artistic and social hotspot this place used to be in the lost era. Stay overnight at Mandawa.

  • 9

    Mandawa - Jodhpur

    Today we shall move to Jodhpur situated at the edge of the Thar Desert. Jodhpur is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces like Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. The Jaswant Thada is an architectural marvel with sophisticated designs. In the afternoon we will enjoy Jeep Safari to Bishnoi village and see desert wildlife, like black bucks, chinkaras, blue bulls, Desert foxes, hares, partridges. Stay overnight in the hotel.

  • 10

    Jodhpur - Udaipur

    On the tenth day we will march our campaign to Udaipur and on the way also stop to witness the Ranakpur temples, one of the five most important pilgrimage sites of Jainism. It is home to an exceptionally beautiful temple complex in the Aravali ranges. Reaching Udaipur check in at the hotel and have the rest of time at your convenience.

  • 11

    Udaipur sightseeing

    Udaipur; City of Lakes, Temples & Wonderful Traditions, another amazing city of Rajasthan. In the morning we will visit the City Palace and museum displaying a large and diverse array of antiquity followed by Jagdish temple and Sahelion ki bari. In the evening refresh yourself with a public boat ride at Lake Pichola. Later stay comfortably in your hotels at Udaipur.

  • 12

    Udaipur - Mumbai by flight

    Today we will head forward to Udaipur airport after having lunch but before that, we will visit the Monsoon Palace, even known as the Sajjan Garh Palace, which is a hilltop sumptuous residence in the city of Udaipur. Arrive and check in at the Mumbai hotel and relax.

  • 13

    Mumbai - Aurangabad

    This morning we’ll see the Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Chowpatty Beach, Dhobhi Ghat, and Marine Drive. Later take a flight to Aurangabad. Stay overnight at hotel.

  • 14

    Aurangabad - Ellora Caves - Aurangabad

    This morning we will go to the Ellora caves. Ellora represents the essence of Indian rock-cut architecture. The 34 “caves” is actually shoveled out of the steep face of the Charanandri hills. After excursion from Ellora caves, we will visit Daulatabad, the city of prosperity and Bibi ka Makbara the burial place of Aurangzeb’s wife, Rabia-ud-Durrani. Have a comfortable night stay at Aurangabad’s hotel.

  • 15

    Aurangabad - Ajanta Caves - Aurangabad

    Start the day visiting interesting sites called Ajanta CAves. Buddhists Monks & local craftsman began excavating, sculpting & painting in Ajanta in 2nd century BC. These 28 caves are a testimony to the devotion of Buddhists & their skilled craftsmen as well. These caves are vertically excavated. Although the caves are very attractive it is the art of the caves which is more interesting. The artistry of colors & paintings is unique which can’t be seen anywhere else.

  • 16

    Fly Aurangabad - Mumbai - Cochin

    Today we will head towards Aurangabad’s airport and our next destination shall be Cochin via Mumbai. On arrival, we will check in at the hotel and after lunch we will rejoice at Cherai Island with the beautiful Dolphins occasionally seen there. The Cherai Beach is 10 km long and located towards the centre-north of the Vypin Island. In the evening we will enjoy dinner with a family with a live cookery show too.

  • 17

    Cochin sightseeing

    The Jewish Synagogue in the port city of Kochi is the oldest house of worship in all the Commonwealth of Nations. It forms the main slot in the journey of the travelers visiting the city which shall be our next place in Cochin to visit. Then the Chinese fishing nets followed by Kathakali Dance Show, a blend of dance, music and, acting and dramatize stories, which are mostly adapted from the Indian epics. Stay overnight at the hotel.

  • 18

    Cochin - Alleppey for Houseboat

    Today we will enjoy the comforts of houseboat at Alleppey. Alappuzha (Alleppy) is renowned for its backwaters. Alappuzha ‘The Venice of the East’ is enriched with phenomenal natural allegance and crop up as a major tourist haven of the Kerala. The entire district teems with an array of rivers, canals and lakes ideal for boat cruise. Alappuzha is also famous for boat races, houseboats, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Enjoy your night stay in the houseboat.

  • 19

    Alleppey- Cohin - Departure

    Disembark the houseboat and move towards Cochin airport, a tough job but, as Robert Frost said ` the woods are lovely dark and deep but I have miles to go before I sleep’. So here comes the bunch of beautiful memories which you are going to take with you. The journey doesn’t end in fact this is the beginning.

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