Chandigarh Holidays

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Welcome to Delhi. Upon arriving you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel where you have the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight - Maidens Hotel

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi

Today we explore both Old Delhi - Taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more. This afternoon you have at leisure or you can opt to do the New Delhi enhanced option. Overnight - Maidens Hotel

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Days 3-5: Delhi

The next few days you have at leisure. Overnight - Maidens Hotel

Day 6: Delhi - Chandigarh

You will be met at the hotel by our representative and driver to transfer you to the airport by a private vehicle for your departure to Chandigarh by flight 9W 2651. Expected time of departure 11:05 hours Arrive Chandigarh by 9W 2651 from Delhi at 12:20 hours. You will be met by our representative and driver on arrival and transferred by a private vehicle to your hotel.

Rose garden

Day 7: Chandigarh

Chandigarh is jointly state capital of both Punjab and Haryana but oddly it is part of neither, being a Union Territory administered by India’s federal government. Its history began with Partition in 1947, when the Punjab’s main capital Lahore fell on the Pakistani side of the border, leaving the Indian state of Punjab without a capital. The controversial European modernist architect Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, alias Le Corbusier was drafted in to design this new and modern city. Today Morning you have the opportunity to go on a half day city sightseeing tour including Rock Garden.

Old bangles

Days 8-10: Chandigarh

The next few days you have at leisure.

Day 11: Chandigarh - Varanasi

You will be met at the hotel by our representative and driver to transfer you to the airport by a private vehicle for your departure to Delhi by flight SG 112. Expected time of departure 08:35 hours.Arrive Delhi at 09:40 hours and independently connect you flight to Varanasi. Your departure to Varanasi by flight SG 114 - expected time of departure 13:25 hours. Arrive Varanasi by SG 114 from Delhi at 14:35 hours. You will be met by our representative and driver on arrival and transferred by a private vehicle to your hotel.

Varanasi Ghats

Day 12: Varanasi

This morning, we enjoy a sunrise boat ride on the holy Ganges where we’ll view the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the many riverbank ghats (riverside steps). Later, we embark on a tour of the city. At sunset consider re-visiting the ghats for the evening pilgrimage, remarkably different from the dawn ritual.

Bathers in the morning

Day 13: Varanasi

Today you have the day at leisure.

Sunrise on the Holy Ganges in Varanasi

Day 14: Varanasi - Agra

This morning you have free time for your independent activities Later today our representative and driver will meet you at the hotel to transfer you by private vehicle to the Railway Station in time for your departure from Varanasi by Train No 14863 [2nd AC Sleeper class] to Agra-Train departs at 18:15 hours. Overnight train (Packed dinner from the hotel is recommended here on direct payment basis)

Varanasi boats

Day 15: Agra

Arrive Agra by 14863 [2nd AC sleeper class] at 06:10. You are required to disembark from the train with your luggage and wait at the platform. You will be met by our representative at the platform and then transferred by a private vehicle to your hotel. Visit to Taj Mahal at sunset

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 16: Agra

Today you have the opportunity to go on a half day city sightseeing tour (includes Agra Fort and baby Taj)

The sunsets over the Mosque in the Taj complex

Day 17: Agra - Jaipur

Agra to Jaipur (Distance: 232 Kilometres; Approximate Time: 05:00 Hours) Travel by road from Agra to Jaipur. (Private vehicle with driver only) En route visit Fatehpur Sikri.

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 18: Jaipur

This morning we visit the delicate pink, magnificent fort-palace of Amber - a wonderful example of Rajput architecture just north of Jaipur. Subject to Government regulations, we will arrive in style atop an elephant! Enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour of the city. Rest of the evening is free and at your leisure.

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 19: Jaipur

Today you have the day at leisure.

An elephant ride through the gates of Amber Fort

Day 20: Jaipur - Udaipur

Our representative and driver will meet you at your hotel to transfer you by private vehicle to the Railway Station in time for your departure from Jaipur by Train No 09721 [2nd AC sleeper Class] to Udaipur-Train departs at 06:45 hours. Arrive Udaipur by 09721 [2nd AC sleeper Class] at 13:45. You are required to disembark from the train with your luggage and wait at the platform. You will be met by our representative at the platform and then transferred by a private vehicle to your hotel.

Maharaja City Palace

Day 21: Udaipur

The city of Udaipur is perhaps one of India's most seductive. Known as the City of Lakes or the Venice of the East, Udaipur is the historic capital of the Rajput kingdom of Mewar and is known for its splendid Rajput-era palaces. Its centrepiece is the gorgeous Lake Pichola and the incredible Lake Palace that appears to float on the surface of the water. Today you will go on a half day city tour (includes City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Shaliyo ki bari Garden, Bharti lok kala Mandal). Enjoy boat ride at sunset on the Lake Pichola on shared boat.

Jagdish Temple

Day 22: Udaipur

Today you have the day at leisure.

Lakeside temple

Day 23: Udaipur - Delhi

You will be met at the hotel by our representative and driver to transfer you to the airport by a private vehicle for your departure to Delhi by flight 9W 2632. Expected time of departure 16:30 hours. Arrive Delhi by 9W 2632 from Udaipur at 18:10 hours. You will be met by our representative and driver on arrival and transferred by a private vehicle to your hotel. Overnight - Red Fox Delhi international airport

Day 24: Delhi

Today we bid you farewell and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight home.

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