15 Nights/ 16 Days
Destinations Covered :
Bombay - Rajkot - Gondal - Bhavnagar - Palitana - Ahmedabad - Mt. Abu - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra – Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi – Delhi.
Day 01 :Arrival Bombay (Mumbai)
Arrive at Mumbai International Airport, meet with our company representative and get assistance to check in your designated hotel. Remaining time is free for you to relax at the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Mumbai.
Day 02 : Bombay - Rajkot (By flight) – Gondal.
Morning after breakfast, we have arranged a guided sightseeing tour of Mumbai also known as the business capital of India and is one of the most populous city in the world. Start your tour by speed boat to visit Elephanta Caves (These caves houses rock cut temples dated back to 5th century and all the precious and extraordinary sculptures found on the walls dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Shiva also known as the destroyer). Lunch will be at hotel. Later after lunch proceed for local sightseeing of Mumbai city. Visit Gateway of India – the symbolic national Mark overlooking the harbour was built by the great architect George Wittet. It was built to commemorate the visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911. It was also the point of exit for the last British regiment to leave India in 1948. Next visit Prince of Wales Museum – Further renamed as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja Vastu Sangrahalaya and is a home of some finest collection of fascinating 18th & 19th Century miniature paintings, ancient Indus valley artifacts, some priceless Tibetan and Nepali art. Your tour also includes drive pass through the beautiful Marine Drive from where you will have a wonderful view of the Arabic Sea with everlasting memories. Evening get assisted transfer from Hotel to Airport to board the flight to Rajkot. Meeting and assistance upon arrival and straight drive to Gondal (35 kms 1 hr). On arrival Gondal check in at hotel. Overnight Gondal.
Day 03 :Gondal - Bhavnagar (160 Kms / 4 Hrs Drive).
Today after having a hearty breakfast at hotel, enjoy the visit to the oldest Naulakha palaces in Gondal built in the 17th century, also visit the Huzzor Palacepopularlyknown as the Orchid Palace and currently is the royal residence but its one wing is opened for public. Later have a look at Royal family vantage car collection which houses an extensive collection of classical cars including the 1910 new engine, 1920’s & 1930 Mercedes and many more. After having the adventurous tour, drive to Bhavnagar. Reach Bhavnagar and check into your hotel booked by us. Overnight stay will be at Bhavnagar
Day 04 :Bhavnagar – Palitana – Ahmedabad (222 Kms / 5 Hrs)
Early morning after breakfast, visit Takhteshwar temple – the temple complex is made up of White shining marble and it was constructed in 1893 by Maharaja Takhteshwar. Later leave Bhavnagar and head to Ahmedabad. On the way stop at Palitana – Located 50 kms from Bhavnagar and is considered as the most important pilgrimage site for Jain community. It lies at the foot of Shatrunjaya Hill and there are 1300 magnificent temples exquisitely carved in marble. After sunset no one is allowed to stay at temple premises not even the priest whose fore father and its respective generation served their whole life for making its contribution to the shrines because it is still believed that gods live in this hill city. After this pilgrimage tour, take lunch and visit Vijay villas palace near Palitana. On arrival Ahmedabad, check into your designated hotel for overnight stay at Ahmedabad.
Day 05 : Ahmedabad.
Today after breakfast in the morning, you will be taken to a city tour of Ahmedabad. Explore this wonderful city by covering the Jumma Masjid – counted as one of the magnificent mosque in India constructed by the founder of the city, Sultan Ahmed Shah in 15th century, Sidi Sayad's Mosque – It was established in 1573 by Sidi Sayad and still renowned for its Stone tracery and delicately carved window, Sabarmati Ashram – It is situated on the western bank of river Sabarmati and served as the home of the father of Indian nation Mahatma Gandhi from 1917 to 1980 and Calico Textile Museum – It still houses the magnificent rare collection of textiles dated back to 17th century. There after get back to the hotel for night stay at hotel.
Day 06 : Ahmedabad - Mount Abu (215 Kms / 4 Hrs drive).
After early morning breakfast, leave Ahmedabad and head to Mount Abu. On the way to Mount Abu you will visit Modhera. The Sun Temple at Modhera is a unique example of Indian architecture. It was built by King Bhimdev in 1026 A.D. and is dedicated to God Surya. The exterior side of the temple is carved with traditional erotic scenes while the interior is carved with the scenes of Mahabharata and other Hindu epics. Visit Patan –The Jain temple in Patan is famous for its intricate carvings and architecture. It is also known for its Patola sarees and Mushroom weaving. The most attractive places in Patan are Rani Ki vav (step Well), Sahastraling, Sidhpur – Well renowned for two things i.e. as a Hindu Pilgrimage place and havelis of the vohra community of Muslims. Enjoy the guided tour to see the havelis wherein can take a look at marvelous carvings and glass paintings. On reaching Mount Abu, you will be transferred to the hotel. After a brief relax, go for a city tour of Mount Abu visit Dilwara Jain Temple, Nakki Lake, Sun-set Point. There after come back to the hotel for night stay at Mount Abu.
Day 07 : Mount Abu - Udaipur (190 Kms / 5 Hrs drive).
Today morning leave Mount Abu and head to Udaipur, via Ranakpur visit the famous Jain Temple – These Temples was built in the 15th century AD and is one of the most important holy places for Jain community and their followers. It had 29 halls which are supported by 200 pillars, none of which are similar or alike. Your sightseeing also includes visits to two more Jain temples and the temple dedicated to Sun lord and known for its erotic sculptures. Later continue your drive to Udaipur. Reach Udaipur and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 08 : Udaipur sightseeing
Morning after taking complete rest and breakfast, you will be taken for a whole day tour of Udaipur also known as the city of lakes. Visit City Palace museum -where you can find rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, coloured glass windows and inlaid marble balconies. Jagdish Temple is also an important site to visit. Also see the famous peacock courtyard, Sahelion-ki-Bari – a lush green garden made for the royal ladies contains kiosks, trees and beautiful fountains. Later proceed to the local folk museum having beautiful peacock mosaics and splendid series of figures in mid 19th century. In the evening enjoy boat ride on a beautiful Lake Pichola to visit the Jag Mandir Palace - the other island palace in the middle of the lake. Night stay at Udaipur Hotel.
Day 09 :Udaipur - Jaipur (by flight)
Breakfast at hotel and then get assisted transfer to Udaipur airport to board your morning flight to Jaipur. On arrival Jaipur, our representative will assist you to transfer you to your designated hotel. After taking rest, enjoy guided excursion to impressive Amber Fort. Take pleasure in an elephant ride up to the fort. The architecture of the Amer fort is a fusion of Hindu and Muslim architecture, therefore is also considered as a classic romantic Rajasthani fort Palace. The main attraction of the fort is its Sheesh Palace. Afternoon having lunch at city restaurant/hotel, enjoy local guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur city visit the unique Jantar Mantar – This is a largest and the best preserved observatory built by Jai Singh II in 1700's and it is still in a working condition, the City Palace - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the Hawa Mahal also known as the Palace of Winds - The main motive to built such kind of a Mahal is to allow the women of royal families to watch the everyday life of the people without being unseen to others. Spend your night with the sweet memories of the day spend by you in Jaipur.
Day 10 : Jaipur - Agra (223 Kms / 5 hrs drive).
Morning after lavish breakfast, head to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted red sandstone city established by Emperor Akbar as his capital but due to shortage of water, Akbar shifted his capital to Agra. Later drive to Agra, upon arrival check-in at hotel. Evening you are free for leisure activities. Overnight stay will be at Agra.
Day 11 : Agra sightseeing.
Morning enjoy visit to the majestic Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World was built by Shah Jahan in 1631 AD and was completed in 1651 AD. It took 22 years to complete and 20 thousand of labour. The symbol of Love was built in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal (Shah Jahan’s second Wife). The main feature of Taj Mahal is that its beauty magnifies with the rising sun and glorifies with the intensity of sun light. Later in the day after breakfast enjoy visit to Agra Fort – Popularly known as Red Fort because of the red sandstone of which it was built and Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tombalso known as “Baby Taj” - A marble memorial with exquisite inlay work built by Noor Jahan, queen of Jahangir, for her father, in 17th Century. Overnight stay will be at Agra.
Day 12 : Agra - Jhansi (by Train) – Khajuraho enroute visit Orchha.
After breakfast you will be transferred to Agra railway station to catch Shatabadi Exp. which will take you to Jhansi. Reach Jhansi and meet our representative at Jhansi Railway station. Later proceed directly to Orchha, reach there and visit the Orchha Fort – It was the once the capital of Bundela Kings and is situated near the bank of river Betwa. It still have the various beautiful paintings on the wall regarding Lord Krishna and their rebirth in different periods. You will have immense pleasure in visiting Jehangiri Mahal constructed by Raja Bir Singh Deo to commemorate the visit of Mughal Emperor Jehangir, the Raj Mahal and the Laxmi Narayan temple, both noted for their fine Mural paintings. After lunch continue your drive to Khajuraho. Reach Khajuraho and check into the hotel. After freshen up you will be taken for light and sound show at Khajuraho which will make you feel that you are on the same period when this temples were constructing. Thereafter settled down to your hotel and spend your night at Khajuraho.
Day 13 : Khajuraho - Varanasi (by flight).
Early morning enjoy guided sightseeing tour of the Eastern and western group of temples. Eastern part of temples consists of 3 Hindu and 3 Jain temples. But the most important and fascinating temples are Western group of temples – a world heritage site associated by UNESCO. These temples are famous for their erotic paintings. Thereafter have your lunch and then transfer to Khajuraho airport to catch your flight to Varanasi. Meeting and assistance upon arrival at Varanasi and transfer from airport to the hotel. After wash and change you will be taken for sightseeing tour of the holy city of Varanasi. Visit some of the many Hindu Temples like the Golden Vishwanath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, The Durga temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, interestingly the Durga Temple is also known as Monkey Temple due to Large number of monkeys found in the Temple premises outlining the river Ganges. Evening visit Ghats and have a view of breathe taking Ganga Aarti. Afterwards free to roam along the narrow lanes. Also visit Shops selling the world-famous Banaras Silks. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14 : Varanasi - Delhi (by flight).
Early morning enjoy boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of Hindus (cameras are not allowed while doing boat ride). Thereafter return back to the hotel for breakfast. Later enjoy the guided excursion visit to Sarnath – Holy place for Buddhist followers and is the attraction site for foreign tourist also. This is a place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon in 590 BC after attaining enlightment. Here you will visit a fine museum which houses an excellent collection of Buddhist art and sculpture (Closed on Fridays). After an excursion trip, transfer to Varanasi Airport to board the flight to Delhi – Capital of India. On arrival our representative will assist you to transfer to your hotel. In the evening you are free to explore Delhi city at your own. Spend your night at Delhi hotel.
Day 15 : Delhi sightseeing
Morning after breakfast start your tour from Old Delhi, Visit Raj Ghat - the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in Asia Pacific which was built by Emperor Shah Jahan who also constructed the world famous Taj Mahal, Red Fort –The massive huge structured fort made by Emperor Shah Jahan in 17th Century. It is originally referred as the Qila-I-Mubarak (the Blessed fort) as it was a place where all royal families stayed together. Later enjoy a rickshaw ride at Moon Square - Chandni Chowk, believed to be the busiest market place of the Mughal period. Afternoon have your lunch at City restaurant and then proceed for a guided sightseeing tour of New Delhi by visiting the Humayun's Tomb – This tomb is the first one of its kind in South Asia that was surrounded by Char Bagh Garden which is a Persian design garden. It was constructed in 1562 AD by the widow of Humayun’s Hamida Banu Begam. Later move on to Qutub Minar – The world’s largest tower made up of bricks and stone minaret that was built by Persians in 1193 AD and it was used as a Watch Tower for a defense purpose, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib – It is a Sikh pilgrimage place where thousands of devotes come everyday for worship and prayer. The dome of the main shrine is gold plated and is dedicated to Guru Harkrishan Sahib. Your tour also includes drive through India Gate (the War monument), Parliament House and the Presidential Palace. Evening get transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Delhi.
Day 16 : Departure from Delhi.
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Today after relaxed breakfast, timely transfer will be provided to you to Delhi International Airport from where you board your flight back to home / for onward destination.
Basic Inclusions of the package :
- Assisted transfers from airport to hotel and back
- Accommodation in hotels (as per the category selected)
- Daily Breakfast Buffet
- City tour + Drives by private car
- An English / Language speaking well mannered guide during sightseeing trips
- All currently applicable taxes
- Any meal unless mentioned above, personal expenses like telephone /laundry bills etc.
- Entrance fees and still camera or video camera charges at various monuments and museums.
- Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides, and bellboys at hotels
- Departure taxes or Visa handling fees (A Visa is required to visit India)
- Any International Air fare, Airports tax and travel insurance etc. and other services not specified above.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.
» All prices quoted per person in INR. on twin sharing basis. Rates subject to change without notice Rates are applicable for a minimum of two (2) persons travelling at one time.
» Rates are applicable for Indian market only.