11 nights from R13 304 pps
Valid till 31 MAR 2018
Except 20 DEC 17 – 05 JAN 18
Maharaja’s City Palace
Basillica of Bom Jesus
Haji Ali Mosque
Share twin accommodation in selected hotels
Two nights in Delhi
One night in Agra
Two nights in Jaipur
Three nights in Goa
Three nights in Mumbai
Return airport transfers
|Hotels||City||No. of Nights|
|Ronil Keys Resort Baga||Goa||3|
|Royal Orchid Central||Jaipur||2|
|Zuri Varca White Sands Resort (Premium Room)||Goa||3|
|ITC Grand Central||Mumbai||3|
Tips & personal items
Entrance fees to monuments
DAY 01: ARRIVE DELHI
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02: DELHI
Morning half day combined sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Qutab Minar, India Gate (War Memorial) Lakshmi Narayan Temple-Modern Hindu Temple, drive past President’s House, Parliament House and Secretariat buildings. Also visit Raj Ghat– the cremations sites of Mahatma Gandhi and drive past Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 03: DELHI – AGRA (4-5 Hrs)
Morning depart for Agra by surface and on arrival check-in at Hotel. Overnight at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of the Taj Mahal & Fort. Visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, France and Italy and who took 17 years to complete this ‘Love Poem in Marble’. (Friday closed). Later visit the Agra fort containing the halls of private & public audiences & other palaces. Shah Jahan spent here years of confinement at the hands of his son Aurangzeb, looking wistfully at the Taj Mahal from the Fort. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 04: AGRA – JAIPUR (6 Hrs)
Depart Agra for Jaipur by car. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. The Fatehpur Sikri complex houses tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other palaces, which surprisingly have withstood the ravages of time and are still in good condition. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 05: JAIPUR
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Standing tall over a small hillock overlooking the Pink city, Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort-Palace. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. A major attraction at Amber is the Elephant Ride, all the way up to the Fort entrance.
Afternoon half day sightseeing tour. The tour begins with a visit to the Maharaja’s City Palace, the former Royal residence,- part of it converted into a museum. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry -pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. Also see the miniature items and old carpets at the Textile Museum. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone-and-marble-crafted Observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the Observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 06: FLY JAIPUR – GOA
In time transfer to airport to board flight for Goa. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 07: GOA
Morning half day sightseeing starts from the slopes of Altinho Hill for a breathtaking view of Panjim and river Mondovi. Arrive to Donapaula for a view of India’s largest natural harbour Marmgoa. Proceed to Old Goa visiting Basillica of Bom Jesus where in is enshrined the body of St. Francis Xavier in a silver ornate casket. Then to St. Cathedra, the biggest church in the East. St. Cajetan built like St. Peters (Rome), Church of Lady Rosary and St. Monica. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 08: GOA
Day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 09: FLY GOA – MUMBAI
Transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 10: MUMBAI
Morning half day visit to Gateway of India, Mumbai’s principle landmark. This arch of yellow basalt was erected on the waterfront in 1924 to commemorate King George V’s visit to this colony in 1911. Drive past the Afghan Church. Secretariat of Maharashtra Government and along the Marine Drive which is fondly known as the ‘Queen’s Necklace’. Visit Jain temple and Hanging Gardens which offer a splendid view of the city, Chowpatty, Kamala Nehru Park and also Mani Bhavan where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his visits to Mumbai. Drive past Haji Ali Mosque, a shrine in honour of a Muslim Saint on an island 500 metres out at sea and is linked by a causeway to the mainland. Stop at the ‘Dhobi Ghat’ where Mumbai’s ‘dirties’ are scrubbed, bashed, dyed and hung out to dry. Watch the local train passing close by on which the city commuters ‘hang out like laundry’ – a nice photography stop. Continue to the colorful Crawford market and to the Flora fountain in the large bustling square, in the heart of the city.
Overnight at hotel
DAY 11: MUMBAI
Day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 12: DEPART MUMBAI
Transfer to airport to board flight back home.