Day 01 Arrive in Delhi
Arrived Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport you will meet at the airport by Recreation Travel’s representatives and depart for hotel by air-conditioned car Specify your flight.
Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles.
Day 02 In Delhi
After breakfast visit to Old Delhi was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Shah Jehan possessing an exquisite talent, especially in architecture, created the seventh city and in the process brought about Delhi's glorious renaissance. Here you will see Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan's symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue heading west from the Red Fort, is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. If you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce.
Also take a Cycle Rickshaw Puller Ride through the bustling and colorful market of the old city is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. If you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce. Also visit Jama Masjid the largest mosque in India.
Proceeds on a Half-day tour of New Delhi
New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920's-it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King's architects, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi's eight cities - New Delhi. Lutyens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. It took 20 years to complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack up and relinquish the subcontinent in 1947. You will visit two monuments from Delhi's past & known as two of the 26 World Heritage sites of India - Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar and also visit Lotus Temple. Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House. Over night stay
Day 03 Delhi – Agra 200 Kms / 3-½ hrs
Today after breakfast drive to Mughal city Agra - At the time of the Mughals, in the 16th & 17th centuries, Agra was the capital of the grand Mughal Empire. During this period the city became a leading center of art, science, commerce and culture. Akbar the Great made Agra great. The city's origins are dim but Akbar’s grandfather Babar is credited with Agra's founding. The short golden age of Agra came to an end with the seventeenth century reign of Shah Jehan, mastermind of the unforgettable Taj Mahal. Upon arrival check in hotel
Later visit the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah built by Empress Noor Jehan in the memory of Her Father.
Evening take Horse cart (Tonga Ride) both way enjoy the Magnificent Taj Mahal – The New 7 wonder of the world and Monument of Love in the warm glow of Sunset, which was built in 1630 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. Legend has it that once construction was completed, what makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow. When the Mughal brought this concept to India they elevated it to heights of Incomparable artistry. As you drive through the city witness the local life and bazaars (markets) and the hustle bustle of everyday India, Agra is famous for Marble Items, overnight stay at Agra.
Day 04 Agra – Abhaneri Village – Jaipur 230 kms/ 6 hrs
After breakfast drive to Jaipur through the Rajasthani countryside we see villages, woman dressed in the brilliantly colored saris of the region, Camels, Elephants & scenes of rural lives, en route visit to the small ancient village of Abhaneri in northern Rajasthan. Begin at Chand Baori, one of the largest step wells in India, fortified on all sides. This unique idea, conceived by the early natives to function as a water reservoir, is located adjacent to the temple dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness. Then, stop for an unforgettable experience, an authentic camel cart ride. Afterward, continue Jaipur, once the capital of Rajasthan province, "the abode of rajahs" Everywhere you will see the monuments of its Rajput rulers. It has the distinction of being a well-planned and laid out city. As you drive through the old part of town, you will witness a life most unlike others. Witness how the city blooms during the day in a kaleidoscope of color and sound. Jaipur is one of the main centers for shopping in India -especially with regard to textiles, jewellery, stones carpets, etc. Upon arrival check in hotel, Overnight stay at hotel
Day 05 In Jaipur
After breakfast, Journey back in time at deserted 17th century fortress of Amber Fort. 11 Kms. from Jaipur, Amber Fort is a marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort on the back of a gaily-caparisoned elephant true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. The interiors of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glasswork complemented by exquisite wall paintings. As you will be move between the rooms of this magnificent structure you feel the history and visualize the pomp and grandeur of a kingdom never conquered. Later visit to shops.
Afternoon venture back into the city tour: Visit the City Palace Museum where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Also visit the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 AD). Also included is a photo visit at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires
Day 06 Jaipur - Goa
Today transfer to airport to board the direct flight for Goa at 10.40 hrs Arrive Goa 13.00 hrs Meet & Greet by our representative transfer to hotel Goa - the former Portuguese colony was first explored by the west in 1510, and has called many travelers to its exotic shores ever since. Colonial architecture and whitewashed churches reveal the sleepy beach town's past, alongside fusion elements in local cuisine, that combine the spices of India with Portuguese flair to delicious effect. Perhaps best known for its beaches, outlining the Arabian Sea with golden-white sand that boasts an almost uninterrupted fringe around Goa's scenic coastline, offering the perfect place for a seaside stroll with a difference
Day 07 - 08 Goa
You can enjoy the next few days at leisure to do as little or as much as you like. You can relax at the hotel, and make use of its excellent facilities and eateries. Perhaps book yourself into your hotel's spa for a relaxing treatment, or take a stroll around the extensive gardens. Otherwise you may wish to unwind on the beach; Goa enjoys a fantastic warm climate throughout the year, and both hotels feature beaches just a stone's throw away from where you are staying. Should you wish to venture a little further, you can visit the bustling fishing village along the Sal River.
Day 09 Goa – Mumbai
In the afternoon transfer to airport to board the flight for Mumbai the commercial capital of Maharashtra meet & greet transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel Arrived Mumbai - the commercial capital of Maharashtra meet & greet transfer to the hotel. Specify your International flight timing of arrival in Mumbai, Your home for two nights in Hotel.
This afternoon you enjoy a sightseeing tour of Mumbai. Having been settled by Indian monarchs, the Portuguese and later the British, the city boasts a wonderful variety of architectural styles and attractions. During the tour you visit Mani Bhavan, where Mahatma Gandhi was based from 1917 to 1934, and organized much of his movement for independence. You also see the mighty Gateway of India, the ceremonial arch was built in 1927 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar in 1911.Constructed in honey-colored basalt the gateway was designed by George Witted, inspired by 16th century Gujarat Style. Historically the Gateway holds greater significance as the last of the British troops left Independent India by sea marched through its portals Other highlights of the tour include Victoria Terminus – Gothic Architecture style, Flower Fountain. Marine Drive - This sweeping Queens Necklace, which runs from the skyscrapers of the city centre to Chowpatty Beach. Overnight stay .
Day 10 Mumbai
In the morning leave by Motor Launch & travel across the hrabour to the world famous Elephanta Caves: a UNESCO World Heritage site 9 km by sea from Gateway of India. From Gateway of India regular ferry service are available. A ferry ride across the harbor takes you to Gharapuri the local name for Elephanta. Almost at its center the island rises into two conical hillocks. The island stone elephant was found when they landed there in the 16th century. These eight-century rock-cut caves were hewn out of the hills and sculpted intricately. Three avenues made from four rows of massive columns cut into the main rock lead to the 18-ft high imposing structure of Maheshmurti- depicting Shiva as the creator, destroyer & Preserver. It has been often erroneously called the Trimurti. Overnight stay
Day 11 Mumbai - Onward Destination
Say good-bye to this fascinating Land with sweet and memorable memories. Transfer to airport to board the flight for flight for onward Destination / Hometown Specify your flight
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