Highlights: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur - Mumbai
Delhi - The Oberoi
Agra - The Oberoi Amarvilas
Jaipur - The Oberoi Rajvilas
Udaipur - The Oberoi Udaivilas
Mumbai - The Oberoi
Day 01: Lodon Heathrow to Delhi
Day 02: Delhi
08:55 hrs - Arrive Delhi.
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at hotel
Day 03: Delhi
Full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. You will get a feel for this city as you explore its historic sights. Raj Ghat which is located on the banks of the river Yamuna, This is Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948. Opposite the Red Fort lies Jama Masjid made of red sandstone and white marble, completed in 1656. It is India’s largest mosque. Explore the bustling cultural delight of the colourful market on the 'cycle rickshaw' 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. You will take a view of Red Fort – the 17th century imposing fortress built in red sandstone is surrounded by a huge boundary wall 33m high. Inside are exquisite palaces and beautiful gardens.
Afternoon you will head into New Delhi, visiting Humayun’s Tomb, an impressive garden tomb with high arches and a double dome, built by his wife Haji Begum in the 16th Century. An early example of Mughal architecture considered the predecessor of the Taj Mahal. Then continue on to the wonderful Qutab Minar - the landmark of Delhi, the beautiful grounds feature the well preserve a huge tower of victory standing over 72 meters. You will drive on to Rajpath and through to India Gate and the Lutyens Delhi with its tree lined boulevards leading to the British Viceroy’s Palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan) now the official residence of the President of India, the Secretariat, India Gate and Parliament House.
Day 04: Delhi to Agra by surface, 210 Kms/ 4 Hrs
Drive to Agra.
Upon arrival at Agra, check in at your hotel
Rest of the day at leisure
Day 05: Agra
After breakfast enjoy visiting the world famous Taj Mahal (closed on Friday) The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631, built one of the world’s most famous buildings, the ‘Taj Mahal’. Its perfect proportions and exquisite craftsmanship have been described as ‘a vision, a dream, a poem, and a wonder’. visit the 16th century Agra fort. This commanding red sandstone monument stretches 2.5 kilometres along the banks of River Yamuna, encompasses serene gardens and terrace pavilions, with striking views providing glimpse of the magnificent Taj Mahal across the river. and Tomb of Itmad-ud- Daulah also called as Baby Taj
Day 06: Agra to Jaipur by surface, 265 kms, 6 ½ Hrs
Drive to Jaipur, en route visit Fatehpur Sikri - the imperial ruins of the dream capital city of the Great Mughal Emperor - Akbar.
you will continue drive to Jaipur, the famed ‘Pink City’ and the capital of Rajasthan known for its palaces, three hill forts and a shopper’s paradise.
Upon arrival at Jaipur, check in at hotel
Evening at leisure to explore colourful bazaar
Overnight stay at hotel
Day 07: Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber - capital of the old state of Dhundhar, located on the rugged hills that surround Jaipur. Ride the colourfully painted elephants up the hill, admire the massive gateways, courts, stairways, pillared pavilions and palaces that recall the glory and wealth of Amber’s association with the Mughals. During the afternoon visit the City Palace (still houses the erstwhile Royal family); Jantar Mantar - the Royal Observatory and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - built for the royal ladies to watch the activities on the market street below without being observed themselves.
Overnight stay at hotel
Day 08: Jaipur to Udaipur
Transfer from hotel to Jaipur airport in time to board flight for Udaipur
09:30 Hrs - Arrive Udaipur airport
Upon arrival at Udaipur airport transfer to hotel
Udaipur the most romantic city of Rajasthan and an inspiration for poets, painters and writers. A kaleidoscope of fairytale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lines.
Upon arrival at Udaipur, check in at hotel
Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at hotel
Day 09: Udaipur
After breakfast you will enjoy city tour visiting City Palace - The city palace was built in 1725 with various palaces inside it such as Dilkush Mahal, the palace of Krishan Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal all ornately decorated. The museum in City Palace contains incomparable historic and artistic heritage which dates back to 14 century, Jagdish Temple – Dedicated to Vishnu, the preserver, this temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651, Saheliyon Ki Bari – The Garden of the Maids of Honour, a most serene place in Udaipur, designed by Maharana Fateh Singh. It consists of beautiful lawns, gardens and fountains, a retreat for the ladies of the household, Rana Pratap Smarak, & Sajan Niwas Gardens - Overlooking the Fateh Sagar is the Moti Magri (Pearl Hill) on which is a statue of Maharana Pratap on his famous horse Chetak. Local guide claim that he jumped an abyss of extraordinary width in the heat of the battle even after losing one leg! The path to the top winds through some attractive gardens.
Afternoon enjoy Boat ride on Lake Pichola. Lake Pichola - The beautiful Lake Pichola derives its name from a nearby village Picholi. Udai Singh built a dam and from then the lake has become a meeting place for more than two hundred species of migratory and resident birds.
Day 10: Udaipur to Mumbai
Transfer from hotel to Udaipur airport in time to board flight for Mumbai
08:10 hrs - Arrive Mumbai airport
Upon arrival at Mumbai airport transfer to hotel
Rest of the day at explore Mumbai affectionately known as 'Bollywood', the largest film making industry in the world
Day 11: Mumbai
Morning excursion by boat to Elephanta Caves (Closed on Mondays) – a UNESCO world Heritage site. It lies 10 km north east of Apollo Bunder and is the glorious abode of Lord Shiva (the destroyer God as per Hindu mythology). The island is famous for its great cave shrine, excavated in the sixth century, dating back to the period, when the island was known as Gharapuri, the Fortress City. With the arrival of the Portuguese, the island was renamed Elephanta, after the huge carved elephant, they found at the place where they landed.
Gateway of India – built to commemorate the visit of King George-V and Queen Mary to Mumbai. The foundation stone was laid in 1911 and was completed in 1920.
(Drive pass) Mani Bhawan - Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi used to stay here during his visit to Mumbai
Hanging Gardens - terraced gardens perched at the top of Malabar Hill, on its western side. They provide lovely sunset views over the Arabian Sea and feature numerous hedges carved into the shapes of animals. The park was laid out in 1881 over Mumbai's main reservoir, some say to cover the water from the potentially contaminating activity of the nearby Towers of Silence.
Dhobi Ghat is a well known open air laundromat in Mumbai. The washers, locally known a Dhobis, work in the open to wash the clothes.
Marine Drive - also known as the Queen's Necklace is a 3 Kms long boulevard in South Mumbai. It is also the world’s largest viewing gallery and hence has been a host to a number of events that take place along the promenade.
Day 12: Mumbai to London Heathrow
Transfer from hotel to Mumbai airport in time to board flight for London Heathrow
- Flights from London with British Airways
- Airport taxes
- All transfers, sightseeing and excursions by private air-conditioned car
- Entrance fees to the monuments
- Services of local English speaking Guide
- Cycle Rickshaw ride at old Delhi
- Elephant / Jeep joy ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur
- Common boat ride at Lake Pichola Udaipur
- Bed & Breakfast