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Welcome to India. We will greet you at Mumbai airport and transfer you to the Sangam World Centre in Pune. The next three days are your own arrangements.
Sangam World Centre programme
Sangam World Centre programme
After breakfast at the Sangam World Centre, we will collect you to return to Mumbai with a packed lunch en-route. We will then take a tour of the Dharawi Slums to learn all about the cottage industries. It is home to an estimated 5000 businesses across 15,000 small area factories. To ensure our visit benefits the community, we ask that you buy pencils and colouring books to give to the local children.
This morning after breakfast we take the cruise to visit Elephanta caves - Mumbai's premier tourist attraction. The rock-cut temples on peaceful Elephanta Island are thought to have been carved between 450 and 750 AD. The main cave contains large sculpted panels, including an astonishing 18-foot depiction of Shiva. Enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour one of the most highly populated cities in the world, accommodating approximately 18 million people! Highlights include the Prince of Wales Museum, Gateway of India and Marine drive. We will then transfer to the airport for your flight to Jaipur where you will be meet by our local team.
Enjoy an early morning Hot Air Balloon trip over the Pink City of Jaipur. Look out for the snake charmers that dot our route, as we continue to the 16th century Amber Fort. An exotic elephant ride transports us to the lofty fort, where we’ll enjoy a guided tour. After lunch we tour the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory.
After breakfast, we have a 3-4 hour drive to Ranthambhore National Park. We check-in at the Om Rudra Priya Resort, freshen up and then venture out for an evening game drive. Ranthambhore NP is one of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s conservation efforts in Rajasthan.
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the national park. The forests around the Ranthambhore Fort were once the private hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. This wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the country's best for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger.
It is an early start this morning for a transfer to the station for the train to Bharatpur. Our local team will meet you at the station and we then head off to visit the ghostly former Moghul city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned soon after its construction because of water shortages in the area. We continue the short distance to Agra where we visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, and also Agra Fort.
Today we drive back to Delhi and enjoy lunch at a restaurant specialising to local cuisine. After lunch, we head to the hotel for check in with the rest of the afternoon free at your leisure.
Our full day guided sightseeing tour of Delhi today covers the colourful chaos of Old Delhi and the modern simplicity of New Delhi. This vibrant city is full of forts, monuments, temples, mosques and more. During the 16th and 17th centuries, Delhi was important centre of the Mughal dynasty and the British made it the capital city in 1911. We take in Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk, the bustling bazaar, as well as the Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana – the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawahar Lal Nehru. In New Delhi we visit India Gate, Rasthrapati Bhawan, Parliament House and Humayun’s Tomb.
Free day at leisure. This evening we gather for a scrumptious farewell dinner.
Today you bid farewell to Incredible India. You will be collected and transferred to the airport in time for your flight home.
A flamboyant showcase of Rajasthani architecture and a firm favourite on tourist itineraries as the third corner of India’s ‘Golden ...