This tour is a marvellous and inspirational introduction to the history and culture of India heritage. Visit the iconic sites that helped outline the history and discover the inspiring legacy in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, with sights such as the Taj Mahal and Amber Fort.
This tour also bring you in the tropical climate of Goa. Relax and enjoy Sun, sea and sand and explore exquisite churches and temples, and have fun on the crystal sandy beaches.
Depart for Mumbai, the financial capital of India, where you’ll visit tourist attractions like the Gateway of India, the Elephanta Caves (located on the Elephanta Island)…
SSR International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Meet our representative upon arrival in Delhi and check-in at the hotel. India’s capital & a major gateway to the country, Delhi is contemporary and a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind. Overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast, proceed for a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. This fascinating city has been in existence since the 6th century BC and has seen ups and downs from the rule of the Pandavas right up to the British Raj. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshippers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi…noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. You will then drive past to the Red Fort, which was constructed during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the residence for the Mughal royal family. It continues to be significant till date, as every Independence Day, the Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts as the Indian flag is hoisted. Later, drive past President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi before you head toward Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Thereafter, visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.
On arrival in Agra, check-in into your Hotel. Later proceed for Half Day City Tour of Agra. Visit the Red Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar. The beautiful yet forbidding structure is a handsome example of Mughal architecture. Later, visit the Taj Mahal … a mausoleum built as a symbol of Emperor Shah Jehan’s devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands of workers over 21 years to complete. Overnight in Agra.
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur and enroute Visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was built by Emperor Akbar and is home to many historical buildings. Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his headquarters; however, he had to abandon it due to shortage of water. The Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti enshrines the burial place of the Sufi saint who lived a religious life here. Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World heritage site. Further drive to Jaipur and check into your Hotel. Jaipur is the gateway to the magnificent and vibrant state of Rajasthan. Evening take a stroll in the markets of Jaipur for the traditional dresses and shoes, curio shops, blue pottery etc. Overnight in Jaipur.
Today, enjoy a full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’… it is famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The old city of Jaipur is painted pink, which gives it a magical glow. Visit the Amber Fort… a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful façade with its ornately carved latticework windows is made of pink sandstone. Post lunch, visit the City Palace… again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time. You will also visit the Albert Hall, which was modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Overnight in Jaipur.
After breakfast, proceed to the airport to board the flight to Goa. Here, you will be assisted by our representative and transferred to your designated hotel for check-in. Spend rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay in Goa.
After breakfast, enjoy a half-day historical tour of North Goa. Visit the Church of Basilica Bom Jesus, to see the mortal remains of St Francis Xavier. Visit the Church of St. Cajetan, the Church of St. Francis of Assisi and the Se Cathedral, built in the Portuguese-Gothic style with a Tuscan exterior and Corinthian interior. Also visit St. Monica, housing the Museum of Christian Art. Later, enjoy a leisurely walk through Fontainhas, Goa’s Latin Quarter. There are a number of designer boutiques where you can shop for Portuguese crockery, glassware, art and clothing. Afterwards, feast your eyes on lush greenery and the rich turquoise-blue colour of the Mandovi River, as you cruise down its calm waters.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, enjoy full day at leisure in Goa. Alternatively, you may plan independent activities to explore the city. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, proceed to airport to board flight to Mumbai and drive to check-in at hotel. Later, at noon, enjoy half day city tour covering Gateway of India, Victoria Terminus, Prince of Wales museum, Juhu beach and Chowpatty. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast enjoy full day at leisure. Optional visit to Elephanta Caves (UNESCO world heritage site) – the rock-cut artwork represents some of the most impressive temple carving in all of India. The main Shiva-dedicated temple is an intriguing latticework of courtyards, halls, pillars and shrines, with the magnum opus a 6m-tall statue of Sadhashiva – depicting a three-faced Shiva as the destroyer, creator and preserver of the universe. Overnight stay in Mumbai.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Mumbai airport for return flight back home.
|CITY||NIGHTS||CATEGORY A||CATEGORY B||CATEGORY C||MEALPLAN|
|Delhi||2||Crowne Plaza MV||SK Premium Park||Surya International||BREAKFAST|
|Agra||1||Crystal Sarovar Premiere||Howard Plaza - The Fern||Taj Villas||BREAKFAST|
|Jaipur||2||Holiday Inn City Center||Park Regis||Leisure Inn Grand Chanakya||BREAKFAST|
|Goa||3||Hard Rock||Kyriad||Keys Select Ronil Resort||BREAKFAST|
|Mumbai||2||ITC Grand Central||Gordon House||Sahil||BREAKFAST|