Tajmahal with Rajasthan and Goa Tour (13 Nights/ 14 Days)
Destinations: Delhi -Jaipur – Agra – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Mumbai – Goa
Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi – Agra (By train dep. 0615 arr 0815 )
Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station to board the super fast air-conditioned train to Agra. Breakfast in the train .Arrive Agra in approx. 02 hours & transfer to hotel. Later visit the magnificent Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan’s beloved wife. Also visit the Agra fort – the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Agra.
Day 04: Agra – Jaipur (By road)
After breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri- a perfectly preserved red sandstone ghost town which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 05: Jaipur
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned Elephant for the climb to the main gate. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families. Afternoon tour of the Pink City will include City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here. Also visit the Hawa Mahal “Palace of the Winds”, and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colorful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 06: Jaipur – Jodhpur (By road)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur & transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 07: Jodhpur
After breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur – the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 08: Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur (By Road)
After breakfast drive to Udaipur enroute visiting Ranakpur ,the most magnificent 15th century Jain temples. The most distinctive features are the 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, of which no two are exactly alike. Continue drive to Udaipur, Arrive & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 09: Udaipur – Bombay (By flight Dep 1925hrs Arr 2110hrs)
After breakfast checkout from hotel & proceed for city sight seeing tour of Udaipur. The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari ( Queen’s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir ( Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Later in the evening transfer to airport to board the flight for Bombay. Arrive Bombay & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Bombay.
Day 10: Bombay
After breakfast proceed for morning half day city tour of Bombay, political capital of Maharashtra, and commercial capital of India, Mumbai is many cities in one. As the world’s largest textiles market, a major industrial centre and the country’s busiest port handling over 40 percent of India’s maritime trade, it contributes around 50 percent of the national exchequer. Bombay’s colonial legacy is the Gateway of India. Built to commemorate the royal visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911 but only completed in 1924, the gateway is a combination of European and Indian ceremonial architecture. The last British troops marched out through this gate when India became independent in 1947. Today it is a favorite haunt of tourists. Night stay in Bombay.
Day 11: Bombay – Goa (By Flight dep 1210hrs Arr 1315 hrs)
After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight to Goa. Arrive Goa & transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Goa.
Day 12: Goa
After breakfast, proceed for half day sightseeing tour of Goa, visiting Miramar Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus and the city of Panjim-bustling with shops and tourists. The afternoon is at leisure to relax on the beach. Laze on the beach, go for swim, explore the shops for cashewnuts, buy holiday wear . Night stay in Goa.
Day 13: Goa
Day at leisure . Night stay in Goa.
Day 14: Goa – Mumbai (By flight ) – Departure
After breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.