Duration: 20 Nights / 21 Days
Destination: Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Udaipur - Mumbai - Goa - Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty - Coimbatore - Mumbai - Next Destination
Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi and meet representative at the arrival hall and transfer to hotel.
After wash and change proceed for the sightseeing tour of New Delhi, visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxminarayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of
India’s leading industrial families; Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; and the lotus-shaped Baha’i Temple. Overnight at Le Meridien (5 star)
Day 02 Delhi
After breakfast proceed for the city tour of Old Delhi visiting Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid - one of the largest mosques in India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also visit Chandni Chowk, shopping center of Old Delhi. Overnight will be at Le Meridien (5 star)
Day 03 Delhi
Full day will be at leisure to explore the city. (Coach will be at disposal).
Overnight at Le Meridien (5 star)
Day 04 Delhi/Agra
After breakfast you will be driven to Agra. On arrival, check in at Hotel. After wash and change, proceed for the sightseeing tour of Agra city. Half day city tour of Agra visiting Taj Mahal, which is essentially one man's monumental testimony to love, has become synonymous not only with this city but with India as a whole. Visit this mausoleum built by Shah Jahan for his empress, Mumtaz Mahal. The construction is believed to have taken 18 years (1631-1648) with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock.
Also visit Agra Fort on the banks of the river Yamuna is almost in the centre of town.
The fort represents the architecture in the periods of the three great Mughal emperors, Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. The conspicuous structures within the complex are Jehangiri Mahal, Anguri Bagh, Khas Mahal and Moti Masjid.
Overnight will at Jaypee Palace Hotel (5 star).
Day 05 Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Jaipur
After breakfast you will be driven for Jaipur en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri,thisimpressive fortified city was built by Emperor Akbar, a new capital that was hardly ever inhabited on account of shortage of water. Even today it stands magnificent - with majestic palaces, the five-tiered Panch Mahal, and the tomb of Salim Chisthi, a saint who had predicted the birth of Akbar's son. Arrive Jaipur and check-in at the Rajputana Sheraton Hotel (5 star) for overnight stay.
Day 06 Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, is perhaps the most beautiful example of Rajasthani forts. You can have the unique experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur including, City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum with its large collection of woodwork, another monument near the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen.
Overnight stay at the Rajputana Sheraton Hotel (5 star).
Day 07 Jaipur/Udaipur (By air)
Morning you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight to Udaipur. You will be met on arrival and transfer to the Hotel. Evening enjoy the boat ride at Lake Pichola. About 4 km in length and 3 km wide, the picturesque Pichhola Lake is fringed with hills, gardens, havelis, ghats and temples. The lake was enlarged by Maharana Udai Singh II after he founded the city. The two islands on the lake, Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas, present a magnificent sight. One of the major attractions here are the boat rides. The boats leave regularly from the City Palace jetty (known as Bansi Ghat) and take you on a pleasant trip around the lake including a visit to Jag Mandir Island and other ghats around the lake. Overnight stay at the Shiv Niwas Palace (Heritage hotel).
Day 08 Udaipur
Morning sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting The City Palace and Museum is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan Pratap Memorial has the bronze statue of Maharana Pratap, the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. Jagdish Temple is situated near the city palace. Saheliyon Ki Bari is a small ornamental garden. Rest of the day will be free at leisure.
Overnight stay at the Shiv Niwas Palace (Heritage hotel).
Day 09 Udaipur/Mumbai (By air)
In time, transfer to airport to board flight for Goa via Mumbai.
You will be met on arrival and transfer to the Cidade de Goa (5 star)
Day 14 Goa
Full day will be at leisure to explore the city or relax at the beach.
Day 15 Goa/Bangalore (By air)
In time transfer to airport to board flight for Bangalore.
Arrive Bangalore and transfer to Le Meridien (5 star)
Day 16 Bangalore/Mysore (By road: 150 Kms/3 hours)
After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing tour of Bangalore visiting Tipu Sultan’s Palace, originally built in mud in 1537 and rebuilt by Haider Ali a couple of centuries later; Bull Temple enshrining a massive bull carved out of a single piece of Grey granite; Lalbagh gardens laid out by Haider Ali in the 18th century; Cubbon Park laid out by the British in the 19th century. Vidhan Soudha built in granite incorporates features of traditional Indian architecture. Later you will be driven to Mysore en route visiting Srirangapatanam, which was the capital of the warrior king Hyder Ali & his son Tipu Sultan, having magnificent monuments. On arrival in Mysore, check in at Southern Star Hotel.
Day 17 Mysore/Ooty (By road: 170 Kms/4 hours)
After breakfast proceed for the tour of Mysore including Maharaja’s Palace built as recently as 1897, which is one of the biggest in India; St Philomena’s Church etc; Sri Jauyachamarajendra Art Gallery housed in the Jagmohan Palace, which has a collection of exquisite paintings, Folklore museum, etc. Later you will be drive to Ooty.
Arrive Ooty and check in at Hotel for overnight stay. The history of Ooty goes back to about 900 years when it was ruled by Vishnu Vardhana, the Hoysala king from AD 1104 to 1141. The city also finds mention in the Writing of Jacome Ferico, the first European to visit this place in 1603. In 1799, this hilly region came under the control of the British East India Company. The British established Ooty to serve as the summer headquarters of the Madras government. A government house was built and keeping in tune with the English lifestyle, the British set up cottages and clubs, with facilities for tennis, golf, and horse riding. With the establishment of numerous tea estates in the subsequent years, Ooty made its presence felt in the tourist map of India. Overnight at the Holiday Inn Gem Park.
Day 18 Ooty/Coimbatore
(By road: 90 Kms/2 hours drive)
Coimbatore/Mumbai (By air)
After breakfast drive to Coimbatore to board the flight to Mumbai. On arrival in Mumbai, you will be met on arrival and transfer to the Marine Plaza for overnight stay (5 star boutique).
Day 19 Mumbai
After breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Elephanta Caves. Located nine kilometers by sea from the Gateway of India, are the Elephanta Caves. The Elephanta Caves are characterized by rock temples carved out of two hills that emerge from the center of the island. It is said that the Portuguese named this island after the stone elephant they found there. At Elephanta you can see the cave shrine to Lord Shiva, which belongs to the sixth century, and a massive three-headed sculpture representing Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver & Shiva the destroyer. Rest of the day will be free at leisure. Overnight at the Marine Plaza Hotel (5 star).
Day 20 Mumbai
In the morning sightseeing tour of Mumbai including The Gateway of India is the main attraction of Mumbai city. The Mani Bhawan or the Gandhi memorial was once used to be the residence of Mahatma Gandhi in Mumbai. Also known as Queen’s Necklace, Marine Drive, Juhu is a 5-km-long beach that attracts a large number of visitors on any day of the week. Also visit gardens like theGate Way Of India, Mumbai Tour PackageHanging Garden and the Kamla Nehru Gardens and the Chowpatty gives you the view of one of the most happening beaches of Mumbai.
Afternoon is at leisure.
Overnight will be at the Marine Plaza Hotel (5 star).
Day 21 Mumbai / next destination
In time transfer to the airport to board the flight to your next destination.