Mt Abu Holidays

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Crawford market architecture

Day 1: Mumbai

Welcome to India and the start of your holiday! We will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you through to your hotel. Overnight at Vivanta by Taj President Superior Charm room

Gateway to India

Day 2: Mumbai

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, Crawford Market, Mani Bhavan and Marine drive. Overnight at Vivanta by Taj President Superior Charm room

Victoria Terminus

Day 3: Mumbai - Ahmedabad

Today we transfer to the airport for our flight to Ahmedabad (08:50/09:50) On arrival we are met and transferred to our hotel. Remainder of today at leisure. Overnight at House of MG Grand Deluxe room

Jain Temple Tower

Day 4: Ahmedabad

After breakfast we head out for a full days sightseeing of Ahmedabad, including Jamma Masjid, Swami Narayan, Hatheesingh Temple, Shreyas Museum, Ghandhi Ashram and Adalaj well. Overnight at House of MG Grand Deluxe room

Ahmedabad skyline

Day 5: Ahmedabad - Mt Abu

Today we drive to Mount Abu (approx 5 hours). On arrival hotel check in, remainder of today at leisure.

Day 6: Mt Abu

Today we explore the beautiful marble Delwara Temples.

Day 7: Mt Abu - Jodhpur

Driving onto Jodhpur, known as the Blue City - This is because of the coloured houses in the old town, painted indigo (approx 6 hours). On arrival hotel check in before we venture out for our afternoon sightseeing of the Ranakpur temples - Aadhinath temple, Parwasnath temple and the Sun temple.

Meheranga Fort

Day 8: Jodhpur

Todays tour includes Mehrangarh Fort and Cenotaphs. This afternoon we enjoy a half day horsseriding in Rohetgarh.

Jodhpur spice stall

Day 9: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer

Hotel check out, we drive onto Jaisalmer (approx 6 hours). Upon arrival hotel check in, remainder of today at leisure.

Camels in the desert

Day 10: Jaisalmer

Free morning at leisure. This afternoon we enjoy sightseeing of Jaisalmer - Gadisar Lake, Jaisalmer Fort, Jain temples and the Havelis (mansions). Later we have an enchanting camel safari on the Sand dunes.

Temple carving detail

Day 11: Jaisalmer - Bikaner

Moving on we drive to Bikaner (approx 7 hours). Upon arrival check into hotel, remainder of today at leisure. Once an important staging post on the great caravan routes, much of the atmospheric old town which we will explore is still encircled by massive fortified walls.

Bikaner Fort entrance

Day 12: Bikaner

Morning at leisure. This afternoon we explore the city - highlights include Junagarh Fort and Camel Breeding Farm (Camel Breeding is open from 3pm to 6pm).

Decoration at Bikaner Fort

Day 13: Bikaner - Surajgarh

Hotel check out. Leaving Bikaner, we drive onto Surajgarh (approx 5 hours). Free time. This evening we suggest you explore the two havelies, temple and walk through the village (not guided).

Day 14: Surajgarh - Jaipur

Moving on we drive to Jaipur (approx 5 hours). Upon arrival check into hotel, remainder of today at leisure.

Local transport

Day 15: Jaipur

Today we visit the Sanganer Town to see the handmade paper factories and Tye Dye Works. Remainder of today at leisure with vehicle.

Maharaja Palace

Day 16: Jaipur - Delhi

Hotel check out. Leaving Jaipur, we drive onto Delhi (approx 5 hours). Upon arrival check into hotel, remainder of today at leisure.

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 17: Delhi - Shimla

Transfer to the train station for our train to Shimla - via Kalka. Departs at 07:40 - arrive Kalka at 11:45 hours and connect to another train to Shimla. Departs at 12:10 hours and arrives in Shimla at 17:20 hours. Upon arrival we will meet you and transfer you through to your hotel.

Anarkanda

Day 18: Shimla

This morning we have a guided tour of Shilma, including Jaku Temple, Museum and Church. this afternoon at leisure to explore on your own.

Shimla main street

Day 19: Shimla - Chandigarh

Hotel check out. Today we drive to Chandigarth (approx 5 hours). Hotel check in on arrival. This afternoon we enjoy a city tour.

Rose garden

Days 20-21: Chandigarh

Hotel check out. Today we drive to Phillaur (approx 3 1/2 hours drive). Transfer to your own hotel arrangements.

Fatehpur Sikri

Day 22: - Amritsar

Today we drive from Phillaur to Amritsar (approx 3 hours). Hotel check in. We enjoy a visit to the Golden Temple and Jhaliawala Bagh. Later this evening we visit Wagah - the only border crossing between India and Pakistan for the sunset ‘Retreat’ ceremony, where the changing of the guards and ceremonial lowering of the flags is performed with great pomp.

The temple at night

Day 23: Amritsar - Delhi

This morning we transfer to the train station for our train back to Delhi (08:10/16:05). Upon arrival into Delhi you are met and transferred to our Delhi hotel.

Rajpath

Day 24: Delhi

Day at leisure. Day use of room - 1 room for the whole family - checkout at 6pm. Later today we bid you farewell with a departure airport transfer in time to meet your onward flight.

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