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Welcome to India and the start of your holiday! Arrive at Delhi airport where we will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to relax after your long flight.
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.
Departing Delhi, we journey to Agra, once India’s Mughal capital. Here we visit Agra fort, which boasts some of India’s finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls. We continue on and enjoy a horsecart or rickshaw ride to the legendary Taj Mahal. Built entirely of white marble, the Taj Mahal has no peers.
En route to Jaipur, we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned due to lack of water. We enjoy lunch at Hotel Udai Villas Palace in Bharatpur. After lunch, continue to the Pink City of Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan. In Jaipur we visit a cotton trading/tailor shop where you can get clothing tailored in time to be delivered to the hotel before we leave Jaipur.
Today, we tour the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory. En route to the City Palace, we’ll pass Hawa Mahal – the Palace of the Winds. We travel to the 16th century Amber Fort. An exotic elephant ride transports us to the fort, where we’ll enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza.
Today, we drive to the semi-desert Shekhawati region. The small towns in this region became important trading posts, a lasting legacy of which are the beautiful painted havelis (mansions) constructed by wealthy merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries. Free time to relax and wander through the village.
Returning to Delhi, the latter part of the afternoon is free for you to relax or independently explore more of Delhi.
Hotel check out and included onward transfer to airport. Included flight to Goa and transfer to your accommodation.
Welcome to the palm-fringed shores of Goa. A one time Portuguese colony, Goa is truly a trpical paradise. Leave the world behind as you watch the sun set over the Arabian sea, sample fresh food and seafood, swim in Goa's warm waters or simply soak up the sun!
This morning after breakfast we will transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival you will be met and taken to your hotel where you have the remainder of the day at leisure.
Start the day at the Gateway of India, one of Mumbai’s most well known landmarks, set on the waterfront of the city harbor. Dating back to the early 20th century. From here head to the nearby Chowpatty Beach. Next explore the Mani Bhavan museum, which houses a small yet poignant collection of photographs, dioramas and letters documenting the life of Mahatma Gandhi. Continue on to the twisted lanes of the Dhobitalao market place in Old Mumbai, and the intriguing Prince of Wales Museum with a collection of rare and ancient exhibits depicting Indian history. End the afternoon by soaking up the beauty of the flourishing terraced Hanging Gardens.
Today you are at leisure to explore this fascinating city on your own.
Today is the end of your Indian adventure. After breakfast we will drive you to the airport for your onward flight home.
A flamboyant showcase of Rajasthani architecture and a firm favourite on tourist itineraries as the third corner of India’s ‘Golden ...