Colors Of India Tour ( 18 Nights / 19 Days )
Tour Can Be Customized On Customer Request
Destination : Delhi - Varanasi - khajuraho - Agra - Jaipur - Jhodpur - Udaipur - Bombay - Goa - Delhi
Day 01 : Arrival Delhi
On arrival at Delhi, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 02 : Delhi
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi. Visit Qutab Minar, India Gate, the President’s House, Red fort, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi - Varanasi
Early morning transfer to airport to catch the flight to Varanasi ---- India’s most sacred and oldest city situated on the bank of the holy river Ganga. A place for devotion and worship, with hundreds of temples dotting the city , sunrise on the river front as seen from a boat can be a spiritually uplifting sight. It s a fascinating city of sublime beautyand a timeless eternal appeal. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Later visit the Temples, Ghats and Banaras Hindu University ---one of the biggest university of India. Evening view “Aarti” ceremony on the Ghats. Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 04 : Varanasi
Early morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats. Later excursion to Sarnath, 10kms. east of Varanasi, is one of the Buddhism’s pilgrimmage centers of India. Post attaining enlightenment, Buddha came to Sarnath where he gave his first sermon. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
After breakfast transfer to airport to catch the flight to Khajuraho .Arrive Khajuraho & transfer to hotel. The legendary temples of khajuraho are an incomparable experience. Theyare one of the world’s artistic wonders in temples dedicated to the Hindu pantheon of Gods and covered in carvings as sensuous as can be. Constructed in a short span of a hundred years by the Chandela Rajputs, these 10th century temples lay forgotten until they were discovered in the present century. Khajuraho is known for the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures. Overnight stay in Khajuraho.
Day 06 : Khajuraho
After a leisurely breakfast explore the temples of khajuraho .Understand intricate meaning and legends behind each describable sculpture. Overnight stay in Khajuraho.
Day 07 : Khajuraho - Orchha - Jhansi - Agra
Early morning drive to Jhansi enroute visit Orchha, magnificient temples and monuments on the banks of a beautiful river. Some of the palaces were decorated with painted murals which represent the finest flowering of the Bundela school of painting, Continue drive to Jhansi & transfer to railway station to board the train to Agra . Arrive Agra & transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Agra.
Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world built by Shah Jahan's for his beloved wife. Also visit Agra Fort - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna . .After lunch drive to Jaipur - en route visit Fatehpur Sikri, a perfectly preserved Mughal city built at the height of the empire's splendor. Arrive Jaipur & transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 09 : Jaipur
Early morning take a tour of the majestic Amber Fort, situated just outside Jaipur City. Take a ride on caparisoned Elephant for the climb to the main gate. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families. After lunch tour the Pink City – including City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful Johri bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 10 : Jaipur - Jodhpur
After a hearty breakfast drive to Jodhpur . Arrive & transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Day 11 : Jodhpur
Morning proceed for city sight seeing tour of Jodhpur.--- founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens.Overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Drive to Udaipur. En route visit Ranakpur - the largest and most beautifully preserved Jain Temples in India. Later proceed to see the fort of Kumbhalgarh. Arrive Udaipur in the evening & transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 13 : Udaipur
After breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour. Udaipur, built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh, the city has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari ( Queen’s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir ( Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Evening at leisure.Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 14 : Udaipur - Mumbai
After breakfast transfer to airport to catch the flight to Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai & transfer to hotel. Later half day city tour of Bombay. Bombay's colonial legacy is the Gateway of India. Built to commemorate the royal visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911 but only completed in 1924, the gateway is a combination of European and Indian ceremonial architecture. The last British troops marched out through this gate when India became independent in 1947. Today it is a favorite haunt of tourists. Also visit juhu beach, Marine drive, Haji Ali's tomb.Anoither major attaractions are temples and and museums.Overnight stay in Bombay.
Day 15 : Bombay - Goa
After a leisurely breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Goa. Arrive Goa & transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Goa.
Day 16 : Goa
Proceed on a half day sightseeing tour of Goa, visiting Miramar Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus and the city of Panjim-bustling with shops and tourists. The afternoon is at leisure to relax on the beach. Laze on the beach, go for swim, explore the shops for cashewnuts, buy holiday wear or take an optional tour of the big foot village- a mockup village portraying Goa what it was 100 years ago Overmight stay in Goa.
Day 17 : Goa
Day at leisure. Laze on the beach, go for swim, explore the shops for cashewnuts. Do some snorkelling or perhaps an undere-sea walk.You might also want to indulge in some exciting water sports.Overnight stay in Goa.
After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight to Delhi.Arrive & transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 19 : Delhi - Departure
Day at leisure. Later transfer to airport for onward flight.