DAY 01 - ARRIVAL / MUMBAI
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Mumbai, earlier known as Bombay or the Manhattan of India Bombay is a gateway city for visitors to India and it's the first glimpse of the British Empire's "Jewel in the crown". This bustling seaport is now a teeming metropolis, the heart of the country's financial, commercial and industrial activities. Visitors to Bombay will see that this city is the symbol of modern India. Though Bombay's past and present revolve around business, not culture, the city does offer some superb specimens of colonial architecture. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 02 - MUMBAI
Half day tour visiting Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill, offering a panoramic view of Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India and drive through the Crawford Market, Marine drive and Flora fountain. Evening free time for shopping or exploring the market / town on your own. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 03 - MUMBAI / UDAIPUR
After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Udaipur. Udaipur - 'City of Dreams' or 'Venice of the East'- is perhaps the most beautiful of all Indian cities. A romantic collection of exotic gardens filled with blossoming trees and fantasy island palaces shimmering in mirror-calm lakes - that's Udaipur. Evening sunset boat cruise on Lake Pichola. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 04 - UDAIPUR
Morning city sightseeing of Udaipur visiting City Palace, the largest palace in Rajasthan, situated on Udaipur's ridge, overlooking the azure waters of the tranquil lake, It's museum and the crystal gallery. The Jag Niwas, now redesigned as the Lake Palace Hotel, is almost lyrical in its beauty, and a bird's eye rendering of this pavilion forms the subject of many an old miniature painting. Saheliyon-ki-bari, or gardens for companions, is a celebration of the art of landscape gardening on a princely scale. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 05 - UDAIPUR / SHAHPURA
After drive 4 hrs to Shahpura. On arrival stay at hotel Shahpurabagh, a heritage hotel run by the owners themselves.
Afternoon explore the country side around Shahpura bagh to see the rual life. Overnight stay at Shahpurabagh.
DAY 06 - SHAHPURA / JAIPUR
Spend the morning exploring the country side. Later drive 4 hrs to Jaipur. On arrival check into your hotel for overnight.
Jaipur, or the City of Victory, is a marvellous synthesis of architectural influences - Hindu, Jain, Mughal. It is a well planned city of yore, built from rose-colored terra cotta. - that has given it the name 'Pink City'. The bazaars are filled with people wearing colourful dresses, moving around on vehicles, camels, horses with all the magnificent buildings and palaces around them. The popular items on the agenda of a visitor to the city are jewellery, textiles and saris, goods made of marble, wood, stone, lac, clay, metal and leather.
Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 07 - JAIPUR
Morning excursion to Amber Fort.
Amber was the ancient capital of the region. Now a deserted complex, it however still recalls its heydays in the majestic ramparts rising steeply along the contoured hillsides. Here elephants still carry visitors in stately splendours to the main Palace, through unusually high gateways, obviously designed to accommodate this archaic mode of transport.
In the afternoon weave through the lively streets of the Jaipur city and visit the pink sandstone Palace of Winds, City Palace with its museum and Jantar Mantar (18 centaury observatory). Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 08 - JAIPUR / RANTHAMBHORE
After breakfast drive 3 to 4 hrs to Ranthambhore National park.
Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national park in Northern India. The famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of south eastern, Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. Today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination. The park, spread in 1344 sq kms, is majorly famous for its Royal Bengal Tigers and some other wildlife. Afternoon jungle excursion by four wheel drive jeep with your naturalist. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 09 - RANTHAMBHORE
Early morning game drive into the national park in your four drive exclusive jeep with naturalist. After breakfast visit to Ranthambhore Fort in the jungles of the national Park. Afternoon jungle excursion by jeep with your naturalist into the different region of the park. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 10 - RANTHAMBHORE / AGRA
Early morning game drive into the Ranthambhore National Park by a four wheel drive with your naturalist.
Later transfer to railway station to board your train for 2.5 hrs day journey to Bharatpur, from where you will be picked up by our chauffeur driven car and taken to Agra en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted Ghost town and now a world heritage site.
Fatehpur Sikri, or the "city of victory" is Akbar's famous Ghost town and lies between Agra and Jaipur, which was the Emperor's capital for a short span of sixteen years. In the tiny, original village hamlet of Sikri, a holy hermit named Shaikh Salim Chisti prophesied that the Emperor would father three sons. When the prediction came true, Akbar was so persuaded of the Shaikh's piety and Sikri's sanctity, that he built his new capital there in commemoration of this benediction.
Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A mausoleum for Empress Mumtaz Mahal, built by her beloved husband Shah Jehan, the Taj Mahal is often described as a 'dream in marble'. The city of Agra, the quintessence of the grand Mughal era, reigns to this day in the public mind as the embodiment of royal grace, imposing architecture and power. Overnight stay at hotel.
Note: Taj Mahal remain close on Friday.
DAY 11 - AGRA / DELHI
Early morning visit to Taj Mahal at sunrise. It is believed that Taj Mahal looks most beautiful at sunrise and sunset. Evening visit to Taj Mahal at sunset. The Taj Mahal is an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty, a dream carved out of white marble.
After breakfast visit Agra Fort on the Western bank of the River Yamuna, Akbar's magnificent fort dominates the centre of the city. I'timad-ud-Daulah - The tomb was built for Ghiyas Beg, a Persian who had obtained service in Akbar's court, and his wife. On Jehangir's succession in 1605 he became Wazir (Chief Minister) and received the title of I'timad-ud-Daulah (Pillar of Government). Afternoon free time for shopping.
Later drive 4 hrs to Delhi, the capital city of India and the cultural hub of the country.
Delhi rewards the determined sightseer with more than a thousand monuments and two old capital buildings complexes - including the present seat of Government, designed by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Cosmopolitan hotels, shopping, and fine restaurants abound. Delhi also offers a glimpse into the real India: the labyrinthine street bazaars of Old Delhi, and the temples and monuments of Indian's chequered colonial past. In the deepest sense, from Old Delhi's Red fort and Jama Masjid mosque to New Delhi's chic art galleries and nightclubs, Delhi is profoundly Indian city. Today rest of the day you will relax at the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 12 - DELHI
Full day sightseeing to discover the many faces of Delhi.
Delhi has lot to offer in terms of cultural events like; the latest plays, classical Indian music and dance performances and sports along with some wonderful museums. The Old Delhi or Shah Jahanabad, was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and is the dense network of narrow alleys and tightly packed markets and houses.
We visit from outside the largest of the Delhi's monuments Red Fort and Jama Masjid by Cycle-rickshaw. We also visit the Kinari Bazaar - A colourful street set on Chandini Chowk. The New Delhi with its wide tree-lined avenues and solid colonial buildings, the royal mall, Rajpath, runs from the palatial Rashtrapati Bhawan, in the east, to the India Gate war memorial, in the west. Rashtrapati Bhavan is the former Viceregal Lodge, now the official residence of Indian's President.
We will also visit Humayun's Tomb and the first monuments of Muslim India, now known as the Qutab Minar Complex, stands in the well tended grounds. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 13 - DELHI / DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport for flight to onward destination.