This private Luxury Journey, Journey star from Gate way of India cosmopolitan Mumbai and serene Udaipur to the timeless Taj Mahal in Agra and lively bustling Chandni Chowk bazaar in Old Delhi, experiencing India's most spectacular contrasts on a luxurious and unforgettable memorable journey.
Arrive Mumbai meet with our representative and transfer to your luxury hotel. Mumbai - the commercial capital of Maharashtra meet & greet transfer to the hotel. Specify your International flight timing of arrival in Mumbai, Your home for three nights in luxury Hotel
This morning 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 Victoria Terminus – Gothic Architecture style, now known as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a UNESCO World Heritage building, Mani Bhavan, where Mahatma Gandhi was based from 1917 to 1934, and organized much of his movement for independence. and Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum (formerly the Prince of Wales Museum), to view its extensive collection of 18th- and 19th-century miniature paintings, carved ivory, and Nepalese and Tibetan art. Afterward, stop for photos at Dhobi Ghat, a colorful outdoor laundry, to capture a glimpse of everyday local life. Overnight stay at luxury hotel
In the morning leave by Motor Launch & travel across the Harbour 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. Later, fly to Udaipur – the “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 transferred to your hotel overlooking Lake Pichola.
Today Sightseeing of Udaipur includes The City Palace, enter through Hathi Pol (elephant gate) and pass 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. Chanting, bells and music can be heard throughout the day. It is the largest and most splendid temple of Udaipur Introduction to a few traditional recipes in a family. Continue to the Crystal Gallery, 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, it is difficult to believe that it was not conceived as complete structure, 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.
Stroll through the Bazaar and streets, famous in RAJASTHAN for these silver jewels. Overnight stay at hotel
After an early breakfast, fly to Jaipur. Upon arrival, set out on a privately guided tour of the “Pink City.” See the walled 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 instruments that include the Dhruva Yantra, which locates the position of the North Star and Zodiac signs. 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, check in to your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.
This morning, visit Albert Hall, now the Central Museum, to view displays portraying Rajasthani village life through costumes, pottery, woodwork and brassware. Continue to the Anokhi Museum, located in a fully restored haveli (Mughal-era townhouse) and dedicated to the ancient arts of block and hand printing.
Visit Journey back in time at deserted 17th century fortress of UNESCO World Heritage Site 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 After lunch, you may choose to visit a colorful local market with your guide, or spend time exploring the city on your own. Overnight stay in luxury hotel.
After early 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. Enroute 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.
Our drive continued to Agra evening enjoy the UNESCO world heritage site Taj Mahal– The New 7 wonder of the world and Monument of Love to watch the fading light bathe it in a warm orange glow at 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.. Overnight stay in luxury hotel
Wake early, if you wish, and visit the Taj Mahal again, to see how the rising sun lends a warm tint to its marble face. Later, set out for Agra Fort, a 14th-century Mughal palace that blends defensive and decorative architecture. Proceed to Itmad-Ud-Daulah — also known as “Baby Taj" — a Persian-style tomb that rivals the Taj Mahal in architectural grace. As you drive through the city witness the local life, Shopping and bazaars (markets) and the hustle bustle of everyday India. Overnight stay at hotel
After breakfast drive through the express highway take 3.30 hrs to reach New Delhi upon arrival check in luxury hotel. Remainder of the day is free for rest and relax. Overnight stay
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, 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.
Afternoon visit to 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 - Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House. Overnight stay at hotel
Say good bye to fascinating luxury tour escorted transfer to airport to board the onward destination flight
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