12 days North & West India tour


Duration: 11 Nights & 12 Days

Destinations:Mumbai - Aurangabad - Ellora - Ajanta - Delhi - Agra -Jaipur - Ajmer/Pushkar - Udaipur - Mumbai

Day 01 Arrive Bombay ( Mumbai) : Room reserved for immediate occupancy from 12 noon. Late evening meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. O/n at hotel.

Day 02: Afternoon a sight seeing tour of Bombay visiting Kamla Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill, offering a panoramic view of Marine drive & Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India and drive through the Crawford market, Marine drive & Flora Fountain. Overnight at Hotel

Tour to Aurangabad Day 03: Transfer to airport for Aurangabad flight. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight Aurangabad.

Day 04: Full day tour of Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Ajanta Caves are 106 kms from Aurangabad and date back to the 2nd century BC. The 30 rock hewn caves are adorned with Buddhist sculpture and the frescoes portray in epic form the religious and secular life through eight centuries.
Ellora Caves (29 kms) encompasses 34 rock cut shrines representing Buddhist, Hindu & Jain art dating from the 4th to 9th century A.D. The most remarkable among them is the Kailash Temple, meant to be a replica of Lord Shivas celestial abode - Kailash is the best example of Rock cut architecture and an engineering marvel.

Day 05: Transfer to airport in time for Delhi flight. Arrive and Transfer to Hotel. Overnight Delhi.

Day 06: Morning tour of Delhi visiting Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight Delhi.

Day 07: Drive to Agra. (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays). Afternoon visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. Overnight Agra.

Day 08: Drive to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Overnight Jaipur.

Day 09: Morning visit Amber Fort. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Ascend the Fort on Elephant back to reach the top of the fort.
Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai
Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur.

Day 10: Drive to Pushkar/Ajmer. Afternoon visit the Tomb of the Sufi Saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, the Dargah Sharif. The city was founded by the Chauhan ruler, Aiaipal, during the 11th century & is dominated by the Taragarh Fort built by Prithviraj Chauhan. In Pushkar, visit the holy Lake and the famous Brahma Temple. Pushkar is one of the holiest places for Hindus. Overnight at Pushkar.

Tour to West India Day 11: A leisurely drive from Pushkar takes you to the Majestic Udaipur, driving down and passing through the beautiful countryside and its villages. Overnight at hotel in Udaipur.

Day 12: Morning sight seeing tour of Udaipur. Visiting the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir ( Folk art museum ). Check-out at the hotel is 12 Noon. Later transfer to airport for Bombay flight. On arrival in Bombay transfer from Domestic to International airport.

Room till 12 noon of Day 12.


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