AN ESSENTIAL TOUR TO NORTH INDIA

 

Book this tour to North India to avail a special price of $ 3235 per person.

Travel dates: October 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019

We present to you Tours to North India with the dazzling variety of North India’s cultural riches.

Mumbai’s Victorian buildings, thriving art scene, and a unique mercantile culture; Aurangabad’s unassuming spectacular rock-cut caves of Ajanta and Ellora; Rajasthan’s royal pageantry; Agra’s Magnificient Taj Mahal, ending in Delhi’s date with history will leave you enthralled and coming back for more.

DAY 1 | MUMBAI

Arrive in Mumbai today, where accommodation is held from 12 noon.

 

“Heptanesia to the Greeks, Bom Bahia to the Portuguese, Bombay to the British and Mumbai to its present inhabitants. It is now India’s city of dreams, her commercial, financial and trade capital.”

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DAY 2 | MUMBAI

Morning excursion by motor launch to the 2nd century Elephanta Caves (closed Mondays/one hour each way). Afternoon tour of the busy thoroughfares, the waterfront, the famous open air laundry and the Botanical Gardens.

(Meals: Breakfast)

DAY 3 | MUMBAI TO AURANGABAD

Morning free for personal explorations. Evening fly to Aurangabad.

 

Aurangabad is the entry point for visiting some of the subcontinent’s greatest art treasures at Ajanta & Ellora. Named after the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, it was once a major center of power now recalled by several evocative Muslim monuments.”

(Meals: Breakfast in Mumbai)

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DAY 4 | AURANGABAD

Morning excursion to the 2nd century BC Ajanta Caves (closed Mondays – 204 km round trip/2 hours drive each way) whose rock cut temple architecture and frescoes present one of the most celebrated faces of ancient India.

(Meals: Breakfast)

DAY 5 | AURANGABAD TO MUMBAI

Morning excursion to the sixth century Ellora Caves (closed on Tuesdays. 68 kms roundtrip / 45 minutes each way) , highlighted by the great Kailasanatha temple. In the afternoon take a flight to Mumbai.

(Meals: Meals in Aurangabad)

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DAY 6 | MUMBAI TO UDAIPUR

Morning fly to Udaipur from Mumbai. Arrive in Udaipur to be met and transferred to your hotel. Your explorations of Udaipur begin this afternoon.

 

“Capital of the former kingdom of Mewar, Udaipur, the “City of Sunrise” is one of India’s most beautiful locales, a patchwork of manmade lakes, ringed by low hills and dotted with lakeside palaces, pavilions and clusters of elegant whitewashed houses.”

(Meals: Breakfast in Mumbai)

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DAY 7 | UDAIPUR

A full day tour of Udaipur’s lakeside palaces and old city bazaars (closed Sundays/holidays), and a motorboat cruise in the late afternoon.

(Meals: Breakfast)

DAY 8 | UDAIPUR TO JAIPUR

Morning flight to Jaipur. In the afternoon, explore the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and the old city bazaars (closed/Sundays/holidays).

 

“An erstwhile princely state and now the capital of modern Rajasthan. Jaipur is popularly known as the “Pink City” because of the rose coloured wash that adorns most buildings in the old quarter and it is the first planned city in the country.”

(Meals: Breakfast in Udaipur)

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DAY 9 | JAIPUR

Morning tour of Amber Fort. Afternoon at leisure.

(Meals: Breakfast)

DAY 10 | JAIPUR TO AGRA

Drive east to Agra (224 km/ 5 hours plus sightseeing time), visiting the celebrated medieval Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri towards the end of the journey.

 

“Known to exist since prehistoric times, Agra came into full flower during the 16th and 17th centuries as one of the four capitals of Mughal dynasty. Descended from the Timurids in Central Asia, the Mughals conquered Delhi in 1526 which resulted in three centuries of dynastic rule that ended in 1857. It was in Agra that the artistic excellence of the Mughals reached its zenith at a time that coincided with the political high water mark of their vast and expanding empire. Agra today exudes the atmosphere of a provincial town engaged in trade and manufacturing, its heyday well behind it.”

(Meals: Breakfast in Jaipur)

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DAY 11 | AGRA TO DELHI

Morning tour of the Taj Mahal (closed Fridays), the magnificent Red Fort and the Moonlight Garden. In the afternoon, drive to Delhi (192 km/4 hours).

(Meals: Breakfast in Agra)

DAY 12 | DELHI

Full day excursion to Old and New Delhi, exploring the medieval and pre-modern faces of the historic capital of India personified by the Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk, Humayun’s Tomb and the legacy of Lutyens and Baker.

 

Delhi, India’s historic capital is one of the world’s longest continuously inhabited cities, a juxtaposition of old and new amidst a panorama of seven cities spanning over a millennia. From the crowded cauldron of Old Delhi’s bazaars set around the giant Jami Masjid mosque to the imperial grandeur of British Delhi radiating from its landmark buildings, the capital is a compelling medley of chaos and good order.”

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DAY 13 | DEPART FROM DELHI

Accommodation is held till 12 noon, with departure for onward destination.

(Meals: Breakfast in Delhi)

INCLUSIONS

The indicated price of the tour is per person with the following inclusions:

Accommodation (on a twin/double-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 12 nights.

Economy flights for all sectors : Mumbai – Aurangabad, Aurangabad – Mumbai, Mumbai – Udaipur, Udaipur – Jaipur

 

All activities as listed :

Delhi: Highlights of Delhi

Agra: Highlights of Agra

Agra: Visit to Fatehpur Sikri

Jaipur: Highlights of Jaipur

Udaipur: Boat ride on the lake.

Udaipur: Highlights of Udaipur

Aurangabad: Highlights of Aurangabad – Ajanta & Ellora Caves

Mumbai: Highlights of Mumbai

All airport and hotel transfers & porterage.

A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with unlimited mileage and a trusted chauffeur throughout your trip.

All activities described in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide

Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip

Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary

Government taxes

**Please note that this price is not applicable for Peak Season: 20th December – 10th January. There may also be a few other dates with surge pricing. Please contact us with your travel dates. We can also customize this itinerary that can include activities or sights of your choice.

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