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Dear Pankaj, I have arrived safely back in Australia after the most memorable 1 month of my life...in India. As a little girl I dreamt of going to India and riding elephants and camels, and thanks to you, my little-girl dream has now come true. I can't express in words how much this trip has meant to me on a spiritually personal level...

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Enchanting India Luxury Tour

Tour Code - IJ 16

Duration: 18 Days

 

Destinations Covered: Delhi – Varanasi- Sarnath- Khajuraho- Orchha- Agra- Delhi- Udaipur- Jodhpur- Jaipur- Amber Fort- Goa- Mumbai

 

Tour Highlights

 


Delhi – City Sightseeing Tour`
Varanasi – Holiest city in India, Boat ride on Ganges
Sarnath – Place where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon after attaining enlightment
Khajuraho – Kamasutra Temples
Orchha – Heritage Sightseeing Tour
Agra – Tajmahal, City Tour
Udaipur – Heritage Sightseeing Tour, Boat ride on Lake Pichola
Jodhpur – Heritage Sightseeing Tour
Jaipur – City Tour, Rajasthani Theme Dinner
Amber Fort – Amber Fort Sightseeing, Elephant ride
Goa – Sun kissed beaches
Mumbai – Commercial capital, largest city in India and Indian Film Industry Bollywood

 

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi – The capital city of India is a sprawling modern metropolis with a stunning backdrop of ancient architecture. Check in to your designated Hotel. Day is free to relax after a long flight. Overnight stay at Delhi.

 


Day 02: Sightseeing of Old & New Delhi

Enjoy sightseeing tour of Delhi, start the day with an orientation tour of Old Delhi, enjoy a drive pass through the magnificent Red Fort constructed by the Great Mughal emperor Shahjahan in1638-48 AD, Jama Masjid Mosque- the largest mosque in India constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644- 56 AD. After old Delhi sightseeing head to New Delhi and visit Rajghat- memory place of Mahatma Gandhi, India Gate – The memorial was built to commemorate the Indian and British soldiers who died in World War I and the Afghan wars. The names of Martyrs are inscribed on the walls of the memorial, Rashtrapati Bhawan – the official residence of the President of India with 340 rooms, it is the largest residence of any Head of the state of the world. In the afternoon visit the Qutub Minaret built in 1193 AD it is the highest stone tower in India. Delhi sightseeing tour ends with a visit to the Lotus Temple – an architectural marvel of the Bahai faith. The lotus shaped Temple is set among pools and the Gardens, which gives an impression of a floating half open lotus flower surrounded by its outspread leaves. Overnight stay at Delhi.

 

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Day 03: Fly to Varanasi
Fly to Varanasi- oldest living cities in the world and most sacred city in Hinduism. Arrive Varanasi and check into your hotel. Evening participate the grand Aarti ceremony on sacred ghats of Ganges. Overnight stay at Varanasi.

 


Day 04: Varanasi Sightseeing & Excursion to Sarnath.

Morning start the day with a boat ride on the holy river Ganges to experience early sacred rituals and offerings on Ghats. After breakfast enjoy temple and city tour of Varanasi visiting, Durga Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Bharat Mata Temple and Benaras Hindu University. Later in the day enjoy excursion tour to Sarnath – 10 Kms from Varanasi, where Lord Buddha preached his sermon after attaining enlightment. Visit Dhamekh Stupa built by Emperor Ashok in 249 BC and Chaukhandi Stupa built in 5th century AD, Sarnath Archaeological Museum has an impressive collection of artifacts collected from the excavation site of Sarnath, including India’s national emblem- the Ashoka Stambh. Overnight stay at Varanasi.

 


Day 05: Fly to Khajuraho & Sightseeing
Fly to Khajuraho - a UNESCO world heritage site famous for its Kamasutra temples is India’s unique gift to the world. These Temple were constructed between ninth and tenth century and highlights existential ethos in religion that venerates yoga and bhoga. Yoga is the union of the self with the Almighty, while bhoga is the path to God through physical pleasures. The temples at Khajuraho, dedicated to physical love and pleasure, are a testimony to this philosophy. Out of 85 original temples 22 have survived till today to constitute one of the greatest artistic wonders of the world. Enjoy visit to Western and Eastern Groups of temples of Khajuraho. Overnight stay at Khajuraho.

 

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Day 06: Transfer to Agra. Enroute visit Orchha

Drive to Orchha a quiet hamlet, which means “hidden place is 174 Kms from Khajuraho”. Situated on the banks of River Betwa, Orchha is noted for its scenic beauty, and no doubt historical structures of Orchha are witness to its glorious past and retains a medieval charm. Enjoy sightseeing tour of Orchha visiting Jahangir Palace – A tiered palace, crowned with graceful domed pavilions, Raj Mahal another Palace famous for its stunning beauty, The Sheesh Mahal, Raja Ram Temples, Chaturbhuj Temple and Laxminarayan Temple. Evening transfer to Jhansi railway station, 16 Kms from Orchha to board the superfast Shatabdi to Agra once the capital of Mughal Empire and the city of Taj Mahal –one of the seven wonders of the world. Overnight stay at Agra.

 


Day 07: Tajmahal & Agra Sightseeing. Transfer to Delhi.

Start the day with a visit to the glorious Tajmahal, a white marble mausoleum built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal, who died during Childbirth, the great Love bond inspired Shah Jahan to construct Taj Mahal - the greatest memory ever built for Love, it took not less than 22 years and work force of 20000 skilled laborer’s and jewelers in the construction of the monument .The fact about Taj Mahal is that it changes its color depending upon the intensity of light falling on it. Later in the day enjoy half day sightseeing tour of Agra, visiting massive Agra fort constructed in 1565 AD and Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb described as Jewel Box or Baby Taj. Evening you have an option to enjoy 6D tourist movie show “India on motion”. Later board the superfast Shatabdi train to Delhi (2 Hours).Overnight stay at Delhi

 

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Day 08: Fly to Udaipur
Today fly to Udaipur, the city with scenic hills, shimmering lakes, marble palaces and beautiful gardens, honored as the most romantic locale in India. Arrive Udaipur and check in to your pre booked hotel. Evening rejuvenate yourself with boat ride on romantic Lake Pichola. Overnight stay at Udaipur.

 


Day 09: Udaipur Sightseeing. Drive to Jodhpur.

Start the day with visit to City Palace – a white marble sprawling architectural wonder topped by domed pavilions and cupolas at different levels, other visits of your Udaipur sightseeing includes Sahelion Ki Bari or the Garden of Maidens which is well laid out with extensive lawns and shady walks, Jagdish Temple is the largest temple in Udaipur and is a fine example of Indo-Aryan architecture. The temple was constructed in 1651 AD and enshrines an enormous black stone image of Hindu deity Vishnu, Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal is an interesting museum exhibiting a unique collection of folk outfits, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and painting etc. Drive to Sun City – Jodhpur, second largest city in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is 250 Kms from Udaipur. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.

 

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Day 10: Jodhpur Sightseeing. Drive to Jaipur

Today enjoy splendid sightseeing tour of Jodhpur visiting imposing Mehrangarh Fort founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha, Jaswant Thada - The elegant marble cenotaph of Jaswant Singh II, this graceful memorial has been built like a temple with intricately carved marble stone and is an impeccably executed piece of Rajputana architecture, Umaid Bhawan Palace an architectural beauty is a subtle blend of Edwardian and Rajputana architecture. Afternoon drive to Pink city Jaipur, 320 Kms from Jodhpur.Jaipur is capital of historical and royal state of Rajasthan. The city is remarked for its marvelous architecture, culture, Cuisine and lively spirit of the people. Overnight stay at Jaipur.

 


Day 11: Jaipur & Amber Fort Sightseeing

Morning visit stunning hill fort of Amber constructed in 1592 AD, an Elephant back ride like a royal king will reach you to the vibrant entrance of the Amber fort. Enjoy visit to breathtaking palaces, complexes, halls, pavilions and Gardens at Amber fort. Later enjoy half day city tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace complex –houses an imposing collection of Rajasthani art Jewellery, enamelware, carpets, tremendous range of miniature paintings, armory and thousands of ancient manuscripts preserved from the royal family’s private collections, The Observatory – built between 1727-34 AD is a noteworthy collection of traditional astronomical instruments, and the spectacular Hawamahal or the Palace of winds built in 1799 AD allowed the royal ladies to see the street procession with its 953 small niche windows. Evening enjoy mouth-watering delicious Rajasthani cuisine with live folk dance program at famous city restaurant. Overnight stay at Jaipur.

 

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Day 12: Fly to Goa

Morning escorted transfer to Jaipur domestic Airport to board the flight to Goa – The Beach capital of India. Goa with its golden beaches, nightlife and scenic beauty, is the most sizzling destination in India for people looking for pleasure and leisure. Arrive Goa and relax at your pre booked Beach resort overlooking the serene Arabian Sea. Overnight stay at Goa.

 

 

Day 13: Goa – Day free
The day is free to go lazy along the Sun kissed sandy beaches of Goa, which gives an inimitable occasion of Sunbathing on the backdrop of palm fringes. Evening in Goa gives you best nightlife in India and a great chance to enjoy the famous seafood, music and local beer (Feni). Overnight stay at Goa.

 


Day 14: Goa Sightseeing (Optional)

Today enjoy sightseeing tour of Goa visiting the Heritage sites of Old Goa and Panjim, capital city of Goa. Visit Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Catherine’s Church, Shri Mangueshi Temple, and Shantadurga Temple. Overnight stay at Goa.

 


Day 15: Goa – Day free

Day free to enjoy and relax along the sandy sun kissed coastlines of Goa.Overnight stay at Goa. Goa offers vast options for water sports lovers ranging from Waterskiing, Windsurfing, Dolphin spotting, Speed boat ride, Jet Skiing, Scuba diving and many more.

 


Day 16: Goa – Day free

Day free to enjoy and relax along the sandy sun kissed beach of Goa.Overnight stay at Goa.

 

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Day 17: Fly to Mumbai.

Afternoon transfer to Dabolim airport, Goa to board your flight to Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai and check into your designated Hotel. Overnight stay at Mumbai.

 


Day 18: Mumbai Sightseeing & Departure transfer to Mumbai Airport
Morning enjoy excursion to Elephanta caves situated about 9 Kms in the Arabian sea from Mumbai port is famous for its rock cut temples dating to 450 AD, and is accessible by speedboat. Later in the day enjoy Mumbai city tour visiting Gateway of India – The principal landmark of Mumbai, it was built in 1911 AD to commemorate the visit of King George V, Prince of Wales Museum and Marine Drive famed as the Queen’s Necklace. Evening in time transfer to Mumbai International Airport for your flight back to Home/ Next Destination.

 

 

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