Itinerary Day 01: Abroad - Delhi
Delhi International airport.
On arrival in Delhi, the guest will be
met by our representative and transferred to hotel.
hotel. Day 02: Delhi
This morning you will be taken to
visit Old Delhi - Former centre of Mughal Power, Old Delhi offers ancient
monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars.
Drive past the Red
Fort, built in 1648 and board the 'rickshaw ride' for a unique experience
from the Red Fort, through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street,
experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue heading west
from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and
completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj
Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
This afternoon you will
be taken to visit New Delhi - drive past the stately government buildings of
the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the
Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal
era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the
towering minaret of Qutub Minar.
Overnight at hotel. Day
03: Delhi - Agra
Morning drive to Agra (203 kms). Upon arrival in
Agra - check into the hotel.
Afternoon visit Red Fort and famous Taj
Red Fort - lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the
heart of the town. It was built by Akbar as his citadel over the years
1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls
of red sandstone and a moat.
Taj Mahal -This most famous Mughal
monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz
Mahal "the lady of the Taj". It has been described as the most
extravagant monument ever built for love, for the emperor was heartbroken
when Mumtaz died after 17 years of marriage, during the birth of her 14th
The central structure has four small domes surrounding the huge, central
dome. Above the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are false tombs, a
common practice in Indian mausoleums. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday).
Overnight at hotel. Day 04: Agra - Jaipur
Thereafter drive to Jaipur (221 kms), en route visit Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri the deserted, red sandstone city that was built by Emperor
Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. Also visit the Buland
Darwaza the largest gateway in the world.
Thereafter continue drive to
Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur - check into the hotel.
hotel. 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 slow but
steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured
fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years
to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the
life-style of the Mughal ruling families.
Afternoon tour of the City -
"The Pink City" is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged
hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses.
Your tour will include
the imposing 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, including a collection of weaponry. You
will 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 colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel. Day 06: Jaipur - Mumbai - Goa
Afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Goa.
: Jaipur at 0725 hrs by 9W-3401 Arrive
Mumbai at 1035 hrs
IN TRANSIT Leave
: Mumbai at 1200
hrs by 9W-475 Arrive
: Goa at 1300 hrs
On arrival in Goa, the guests will be met by our representative and
transferred to hotel.
Goa's 450 years under Portuguese domination
produced a unique, syncretic blend of East and West. The stretches of silver
sand wetted by a rush of blue waters, the sky mirroring the sea below, the
strumming of guitars from distant taverns, white churches resting against
green paddy fields and coconut groves, long nights spent over brewed feni,
longer days of sun, sand and sea. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.