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Highlight of North & West India

Package price 1510 per person sharing twin

Product Code : AGORA61

This 10 days trip include visit to few UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mughal and ancient India. Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort are Mughal monuments of north India while Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Elephanta Caves & Kanheri Caves are the monuments of ancient time in western India. The Statue of Unity a colossal statue of Indian statesman and independence activist Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (World Tallest statue) is also part of you itinerary. You will explore many more stunning & historical sights in this tour. 

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

On arrival at Delhi airport assistance and transfer to hotel (hotel check in/ out time 1200hrs afternoon early check in subject to rooms availability). Rest time free and easy to relax nand personal activities. You can opt to go out for dinner with your driver. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 2: Delhi

Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Delhi. Visit landmark of Old Delhi which include Red Fort the residence of the Mughal emperor for nearly 200 years until 1857. Jama Masjid one of the largest mosques in the world, built by Shah Jahan. Cycle Rickshaw ride in Chandni chowk & Khari Baoli Spice Market a busy shopping area with markets full of spices, dried fruit, silver jewelry and vivid saris, while the narrow side streets are crowded with tiny shops selling essential oils, stationery and traditional Indian sweets. Raj Gath the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi where he was cremated after his assassination. 

In New Delhi visit Humayun Tomb the first garden-tomb in Indian subcontinent and an early example of Mughal architecture commissioned by Humayun's first wife Empress Bega Begum in 1569-70. Qutab Minar a 73-metres tall minaret that forms part of the Qutb complex a fine examples of Afghan architecture. Lotus Temple a Baháʼí House of Worship notable for its flowerlike shape open to all, regardless of religion. Drive thrugh VVIP areas passing President House, Parliament & India Gate etc.

Rest time free and easy to relax and personal activities. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 3: Delhi - Agra (210kms/ 4hrs approx)

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Agra check in at hotel.

Later city tour of Agra. Visit Taj Mahal an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the bank of the Yamuna river commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal, it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. Agra Fort the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb a Mughal mausoleum commissioned by Nur Jahan, the wife of Jahangir, for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 4: Agra - Delhi (204kms/ 4hrs approx) / Aurangabad (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Delhi direct transfer to airport to board evening flight for Aurangabad.

On arrival in Aurangabad assistance and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 5: Aurangabad - Ajanja - Aurangabad (104kms/ 2hrs approx one way)

Breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion to Ajanta Caves (Monday closed). The Buddhist Caves of Ajanta were discovered by the British officers in 1819 while tiger hunting. Ajanta Caves were first mentioned in the writings of the Chinese pilgrim Hiuen Tsang who visited India between A.D 629 and 645. The Caves at Ajanta are older than those at Ellora , which date from about 200 B.C to 650 A.D. Thirty beautiful Buddhist Caves with mesmerizing sculptures and paintings depicting Buddha's life as well the lives of the Buddha in his previous births. Five of these Caves are Chaityas (Place of worship) while the other twenty-five are Viharas (monasteries). Ajanta Caves are divided in two categories based on two schools of Buddhist thought - Hinayana Caves and Mahayana Caves.

Back to hotel in Aurangabad asnd city tour of Aurangabad. Visit Aurangabad Caves, which are artificial caves that were dug out of soft rock during the 6th and 7th century. Then, visit the Bibi Ka Maqbara - the burial place of Aurangzeb's first wife. Also visit a small archeological museum nearby. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 6: Aurangabad - Mumbai (flight)

Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to visit the Ellora Caves (Tuesday closed), a UNESCO World Heritage Site from about 200 B.C. to 650 A.D. There are a total of 34 monasteries and temples at Ellora, belonging to the three different religions, namely - Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana. The temple is an important pilgrimage site in Shaivism tradition of Hinduism, which considers it as the last or twelfth Jyotirlinga (linga of light).

On way back visit Daulatabad Fort one of the most powerful forts of the medieval Deccan. The defence system that made Daulatabad virtually impregnable comprises fortifications with double and even triple rows of massive walls.

Later transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai. On arrival assistance and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 7: Mumbai

Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to Elephanta Island located 10kms away from the Gateway of India. Motorboats take passengers from Gateway of India to Elephanta Island. These caves house rock cut temples dating back to the 5th century BC. 

Later Mumbai city tour. Visit the Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (museum). Marine Drive which runs along the shoreline, starting at Nariman Point and up to Malabar Hill. Hanging Gardens laid out in 1881 these formally laid out gardens have a notable collection of hedges shaped like animals. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 8: Mumbai - Vadodara (Flight)/ Statue of Unity (90km/ 2hr drive)

Breakfast at hotel transfer to airport to board flight for Vadodara. Arrive Vadodara airport and proceed to Sardar Sarovar Dam, Kevadia, check in at Tent City near Statue of Unity. Visit world's tallest statue with a height of 182 metres (597 ft). The high-speed elevators will take you to a height of about 400 feet through the core of the statue where you can get panoramic view of the surroundings. Overnight in Tent city.

 

Day 9: Statue of Unity - Vadodara / Delhi (Flight)

Breakfast at hotel followed by tent activities. Later drive to Vadodara visit Lakshmi Vilas Palace Vadodara reputed to have been the largest private dwelling built till date and four times the size of Buckingham Palace. Late evening board flight for Delhi.

On arrival at Delhi airport assistance and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 10: Delhi - Departure (Flight)

Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.

Garland welcome and assistance on arrival at airport

9 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.

Daily breakfast at hotel in each package price

Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle with english speaking driver from arrival till departure as per program. 

Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city).

Government taxes.

 

Hotels used or similar

 

Delhi x 2 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Meridian Plaza
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges

Agra x 1 nights
3* - Howard Plaza the Fern/ Atulyaa Taj
4* - Four Point by Sheraton/ Crystal Sarovar Premier
5* - Mansion Grand/ Courtyard by Marriott

Aurangabad x 2 nights
3* - Keys Hotel The Aures/ Aurangabad Gymkhana Club
4* - Ambassador Ajanta / VITS Hotel
5* - WelcomHotel Rama International / Lemon Tree Hotel

Mumbai x 2 nights
3* - Hotel Suba Palace/ BW Hotel Sahil
4* - Sun-N-Sand Hotel/ Fariyas Hotel
5* - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central

Kevadia x 1 night
3* - Tent City Narmada / Brg Budget Stay
4* - Statue of Unity Tent City 1 - Royal Cottages/  Ramada Encore
5* - Statue of Unity Tent City 1 - Royal Villa

Delhi x 1 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Meridian Plaza
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges

Any air fare

Camera charges at monuments 

Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned

Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.

Or anything not mentioned above.