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Welcome to incredible India! We will be there at the airport to meet Susan Scrutton who is flying in today. Your room is held and ready for immediate check in after your early morning arrival. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day at leisure to explore the city on your own.
This morning after breakfast we 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. An arrival transfer will be provided for Joshua Scrutton arriving in today.
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kochi (9W 2101 - 1035/1220). On arrival into Kochi you will be met and transferred to Allepey where you’ll board a traditional Keralan rice boat for a journey through the backwaters in and around Allapuzha (Alleppey). The boat will cross shallow, palm-fringed lakes and cruise along peaceful canals where copra and cashews are loaded onto local boats.
Day at leisure onboard. The on-board cook will prepare locally-inspired food. Relax, read and catch some sun as the boat plies it’s route.
Today you disembark from your houseboat and will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Udaipur, via Mumbai (9W 406 - 0830/1015, connecting flight IT 3157 - 1245/1355. Flights are seperate airlines, so bags will not be checked all the way through, you will need to check in for your second flight.) On arrival into Udaipur you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening you will take ride in a shared boat on Lake Pichola itself.
This morning will consist of an orientation and sightseeing tour of Udaipur - including the City Palace and museum. We then make our way to Jodhpur which is about 6 hours drive away.
Today you will enjoy some touring in this colourful Rajasthani city, taking in the mighty fort and bazaars of the old city which are gathered around the city’s tall clock tower. This afternoon we continue another 6.5 hours to 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.
After a relaxing breakfast we will head off to Agra home to of India's most famous monuments - the Taj Mahal. En route we will also pay a visit to the ghostly former Moghul city of Fatehpur Sikri - the fortified ghost city abandoned soon after its construction because of water shortages in the area. Today we will visit the Agra Fort.
Today we rise early to see the Taj Mahal in its ethereal morning light. Afterwards we take the drive back to Delhi.
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Srinagar, on arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel (IT 602 - 1210/1330). The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.
Today we take a full day excursion to Gulmarg - 45 kms southwest from Srinagar. In spring, Gulmarg lives up to its name which means Meadow of Flowers; come winter, Gulmarg is India's major ski resort.
After breakfast, enjoy a cultural tour to the old city visiting its old monuments and bazaars. Srinagar is the summer capital of Kashmir and a city with a distinctly Central Asian flavour. The old city includes a labyrinth of alleyways, mosques and houses that consitute the commercial heart of ther city. This afternoon we visit the Mughal Gardens.
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Mumbai (S2 105 - 1310/1815). On arrival into Mumbai you will be transferred to your hotel.
Today, Joshua Scrutton will be transferred to the airport for their departing flight. Free day for Susan Scrutton.
Today you will have a half day sightseeing tour of 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 and Marine drive. The evening is at leisure.
Today an arrival transfer will be provided for Susan Scrutton who is departing today.
A flamboyant showcase of Rajasthani architecture and a firm favourite on tourist itineraries as the third corner of India’s ‘Golden ...