Mandawa Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF INDIA 2285

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Nrashtrapati Bhawan

Day 1: Delhi

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.

Raj Ghat

Day 2: Delhi

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. Enjoy a Namaste Dinner later this evening.

The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 3: Delhi - Agra

Departing Delhi journey to Agra, once India’s Mughal capital. Here, we visit the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind it's fortified walls. Later on take a motorised buggy to the legendary Taj Mahal and witness a magical sunset. Built by Shah Jahan in the 16th century as an enduring memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz. Built entirely of white marble, the Taj Mahal has no peers.

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 4: Agra - Jaipur

En route to Jaipur visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned due to lack of water. As we get closer to Jaipur stop for a tasty lunch and visit Chandra Haveli, a charming haveli (mansion house) with small courtyard, lawned gardens and rustic appeal carefully being restored to the splendour of better farming years. Once in Jaipur, visit a cotton trading/tailor shop where you can get clothing tailored for delivery to your hotel before you leave.

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 5: Jaipur

Today 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 pass Hawa Mahal – the Palace of the Winds. Continuing, travel to the 16th century Amber Fort. An exotic elephant ride (subject to government regulations) transports us to the lofty fort where you’ll enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza. Shop for jootis (traditional Rajasthani curled shoes) Jaipur’s famous blue pottery, textiles and handicrafts around the City Palace or Hawa Mahal.

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 6: Jaipur - Mandawa

Today 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. Afternoon village walk and time to relax.

Day 7: Mandawa - Delhi

Returning to Delhi, the latter part of the afternoon is free for you to relax or independently explore more of Delhi.

India Gate

Day 8: Delhi - Goa

Hotel check out and included onward transfer to airport. Included flight to Goa and transfer to your accommodation

Days 9-13: Goa

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! The next five days are free for you to do as little as you want.

Sacred cows on the beach

Day 14: Goa

Today marks the end of your wonderful Indian adventure with On the Go Tours. After breakfast and hotel check out we will transfer you to the airport in time for your onward departure flight.

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last updated - 27 Dec 2014 3:35 AM