Hyderabad Holidays

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The temple at night

Day 1: Amritsar

Delhi - Amritsar. You will be collected from your hotel at 0630 and transferred to the railway station to board the Shatabdi Express train to Amritsar (air-conditioned chair car). You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon is at your leisure.

Amritsar smile

Day 2: Amritsar

This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the historic Amritsar, including the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh. Amritsar’s main attraction - the beautiful Golden Temple, is made of white marble, bronze and gold leaf. The lower half of the Golden Temple is covered with marble and the upper with copper, overlaid with pure gold leaf, thus the name “The Golden Temple”. This evening we return to the Gold Temple for the evening ceremony.

Lake view of the temple

Day 3: Amritsar

Enjoy a free morning to relax or explore Amritsar independently. This afternoon travel approximately 28km to Wagah, which is the only border crossing between India and Pakistan. Visiting Wagah is an interesting experience especially at sunset when the ‘Retreat’ ceremony takes place with the BSF on the Indian Side of the Border. The changing of the guards and the ceremonial lowering of the flags ceremony is carried out with great pomp.

Saying a prayer

Day 4: Amritsar - Delhi

Amritsar - Delhi. Free time in the day to do your own thing - sightsee, shop or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere. In the evening you will be transferred to the railway station to board your train to Delhi, arriving shortly before midnight. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Rajpath

Day 5: Delhi - Mumbai

After a leisurely breakfast and check out, we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Crawford market architecture

Day 6: Mumbai

Today enjoy a cruise to the Elephanta caves. The 4 rock-cut temples are believed to have been cut between 450-750AD. After an hour’s boat trip to the island, walk the steps up the hillside to the caves. The afternoons city tour heads to the Gateway of India – a former colonial monument and now a popular emblem of the city and a hubbub of life. The biggest museum in India is next door - the Prince of Wales Museum. Sample bhelpuri at Chowpatty Beach along what is known as Marine Drive, the city’s most popular promenade. No visit to Mumbai is complete without a visit to the bazaars of Kalbadevi and Bluleshwar, north of Crawford Market.

Gateway to India

Day 7: Mumbai - Hyderabad

This morning is free to explore Mumbai at your leisure. This afternoon you will be met at the hotel by our representative to escort you to the airport for your departure to Hyderabad. On arrival our representative will escort you to your hotel.

Charminar

Day 8: Hyderabad

Today we enbark on a full day city tour of Hyderabad including the Golconda Fort, Qutab Shahi Tombs, Salar Jung, Charminar, Mecca Mosque, Ladd Baza.

Golconda Fort

Day 9: Hyderabad - Kolkata

This morning you will be met at the hotel by our representative to escort you to the airport for your departure to Kolkata. On arrival our representative will escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own - For a spot of shopping head to the Maidan and as in many large Indian cities, Kolkata has a fascinating train station, worth a visit even if you’re not taking a train.

Durga idol

Day 10: Kolkata

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the metropolis formerly known as Calcutta, India’s second-largest city (pop. 14,000,000). Visit the Victoria Memorial, Kalighat Temple, Tagore House, Paresnath Jain Temple, Marble Palace, Botanical Gardens and Park Street cemetery. Kolkata is also the home of Mother Teresa’s Ashram Home of Children - a visit here can be an emotional and enlightening experience.

Jain Temple

Day 11: Kolkata

After your final Indian breakfast, you will be met at the hotel by our representative to escort you to the airport for your departure to Bangkok.

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