Explore the treasure of India and Rajasthan, as you visit the world famous UNESCO Heritage site Elephanta Island, Royal Palaces – turned -luxury hotels, visit the UNSECO heritage timeless Taj Mahal, seek the graceful Bengal tiger and last but not the least witness a holy rite beside the Ganges and oldest city Banaras, on this wonderful fantastic private Journey
Arrive in Mumbai, the commercial capital of Maharashtra also known as Bollywood city, meet and greet by our representative and transfers to your iconic hotel.
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
This afternoon visit to 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 than visit to Victoria Terminus – Gothic Architecture style, Then travel to the Churchgate Railway Station to observe local dabbawallas at work as they prepare to deliver hundreds of thousands of home-cooked meals to working professionals throughout the city with astonishing accuracy. Later visit to visit Mani Bhavan, where Mahatma Gandhi was based from 1917 to 1934, and organized much of his movement for independence Overnight stay
Today, fly to “Udaipur – City of Lakes” is perhaps the most romantic and beautiful cities of India. In contrast to its desert neighborhood it stands out with an enchanting image of white marble palaces, placid blue lakes, gardens and temples surrounded by hills and mountains. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 A.D. on the shored of Lake Pichola upon arrival check in your palace hotel. Enjoy lunch and the early afternoon at leisure. Reconvene later this afternoon for a cruise past Jag Mandir, a marble palace on an island in Lake Pichola.
Today Sightseeing of Udaipur includes The City Palace – this is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, construction of which was started by Udai Singh. This white marble architectural marvel, standing majestically on a hill is surrounded by crenellated walls. This huge edifice 30.4 meters high and 244 meters long was added on to, by later rulers, but the additions are so well planned and integrated, Visit to Sahelion-ki-Bari or “Garden of the Maids of Honour” was laid out for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of dowry, Partap Smarak: A memorial to the legendary warrior Rana Pratap, Visit the Jagdish temple vishnuite built by Maharana Jagat Singh I in 1651 the temple enshrines a black stone image of Lard Vishnu. There is a brass image of Garuda the Lord Bird carrier. The exterior and the plinth are covered with base relief of alligators; elephants, horsemen and celestial musicians rise in tiers.
Transfer to airport to board the flight for Jaipur once the capital of Rajasthan province the abode of Rajasthan, everywhere you will see the monuments of its Rajput rulers. 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 Later visit to the Maharaja City Palace where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani & Mughal Art, The Mubarak Mahal, or “Auspicious Palace,” is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes formal costumes, Sanganeri block prints, Kashmiri pashminas and silk saris, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Also visit to Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 A.D.), Overnight stay
After breakfast visit to Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Later proceed to UNESCO world heritage site the 17th century fortress of Amber Fort - marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort ascended on 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 afterward, enjoy ne of these Design your day activities
Tour the Gyan Museum, exploring its private collection of antiques and art.
stroll in the big bazaar of the pink city. Jaipur is one of the main centers for shopping in India - especially with regard to textiles, Jewellery, stones carpets, etc. taking in the variety of goods and myriad colors. Overnight stay in Luxury hotel
After breakfast proceed to Agra through the Rajasthani countryside, we see villages, woman dressed in the brilliantly colored saris of the region, Camels, Elephants & scenes of rural lives. Visit to UNESCO world heritage site Ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, former Mughal capital under Akbar built in the sixteenth, and today dead city of pink sandstone: it is an example in perfect state of conservation of a Mughal city at the height of the splendor of the empire. Located at the top of a ridge, it was abandoned later, mainly for water problems. Then, drive to Agra - At the time of the Mughals, in the 16th & 17th centuries, Agra was the capital of the grand Mughal Empire. Check in to your luxury hotel, catching your first glimpse of the breathtaking Taj Mahal from your window
Eearly morning take visit the UNSECO heritage site theMagnificent Taj Mahal – The New 7 wonder of the world and Monument of Love in the warm glow of Sunrise, 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.
Also visit the Agra Fort – built by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D., the fort is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings, including the Moti Masjid, Diwane-I-Am, Diwane-I-Khas and Musamman Burj, where the Emperor Shah Jahan died in imprisonment, besides Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal. Evening once again visit to monument of love Taj Mahal as the setting sun bathes it in a soft orange warm glow. Overnight stay
Today morning transfer to station depart by express train to Jhansi, and continue drive to remote Panna National Park, checking in to your wilderness lodge. Overnight stay
Today, set out on morning and afternoon game drives in a 4x4 vehicle, spotting crocodiles, deer or perhaps the elusive Bengal tiger. Learn how a successful conservation program has grown the park’s tiger population, increasing the odds of a sighting. Overnight stay
After breakfast drive to Khajuraho to see its profusely sculpted Hindu renowned Khajuraho group of temples dedicated to god and goddesses from Hindu mythology. Visit the world famous Chandela temples where forthright sculptures celebrate the Joy of life and love for which there is no equivalent in the world. Also visit the eastern group of temples of Khajuraho that consists of the Parasnath Temple, which is the only Jain temple at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the sanctum. Visit Javeri temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Fly to Varanasi - a city sacred to Hindus and Buddhists alike
Evening see “aarti” Ceremony on River Ganges at Dashashwamedh Ghat. Overnight stay at hotel
Rise early morning enjoy the sunrise boat excursion on the Holy River Ganges to see the bathing Ghats and crimination sites. Watching people bathing and worshiping at the Ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India.
After breakfast at hotel explore the Old City on foot, including the Bharat Mata Temple and stroll along the bazaars near to hotel full of shops selling, among other things, the world-famous Banaras silk. Afternoon day return excursion to Sarnath,10 kms from the holy city of Varanasi. It is the blessed locale where more than 2,500 years ago Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon, after attaining Nirvana. Gautam Buddha with his five disciples formed the first Sangha along with Yasa of Varanasi and his 54 friends. The beginning of the celebrated Mantra, “Buddham Sharanam Gachhami” owes its origin to Sarnath. The three jewels “I go for refuge to the Buddha, I go for refuge to the Wheel of Law, and I go for refuge to the Sangha” first laid down here, have remained unchanged ever since. Hence rightly, every Buddhist Pilgrim after Bodhgaya endeavors to be blessed with a visit to Sarnath in his lifetime. Later, fly to Delhi and check in to your hotel.
After leisurely breakfast visit to Old Delhi, was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Shah Jahan 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 Jahan's symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, take a Cycle Rickshaw Puller Ride through the narrow streets of Delhi's bazaar for an incredible insight into the lives of the millions of people who live in the city. As your Rickshaw ride travel towards bustling bazaar of Chandni Chowk, you will be immersed in real India, if you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce. Afternoon proceed for 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 - Humayun's Tomb
.Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House.
Say good bye to this signature India and Rajasthan tour in time transfer to airport to board the flight for onward destination
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Mumbai – Udaipur – Jaipur, Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi
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