Colors of India

              Tour Itinerary: DELHI, VARANASI, KHAJURAHO, ORCHHA, JHANSI, AGRA, JAIPUR, JODHPUR, UDAIPUR, GOA & MUMBAI

This colors of India tour includes the most visited tourist places of India like Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Goa etc. This India tour package is a personalized individual tour & can be started any time of year / month . The car, guides will be exclusively for you only. This India travel package is based on private departures, whereby you can benefit from having a private air-conditioned car, stop en-route for breaks or photo opportunities.

Day 01 Arrival at Delhi:

You will be transferring to the hotel in Delhi from Delhi Airport. Check in at hotel. Day is free for personal activities. Overnight stay in Delhi.


Day 2 Delhi City Tour:

Morning after breakfast you will be visiting Delhi tourist places.

1. Birla Temple: Hindu temple dedicated to Laxminarayan in Delhi, India. The temple is built in honor of Lakshmi (Hindu goddess of wealth), and her consort Narayana (Vishnu, Preserver in the Trimurti).

2. Jama Masjid (Mosque): commonly known as Jama Masjid, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and completed in the year 1656, it is one of the largest and best known mosques in India.

3. Humayun’s Tomb: is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562 CE, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian architect.

4. India Gate: Situated along the ceremonial Rajpath avenue (meaning King's Way) in New Delhi, India Gate is a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers who died during the Afghan wars and World War I.

5. Red Fort: The decision for constructing the Red Fort was made in 1639, when Shah Jahan decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi.

6. Qutab Minar: The Qutub Minar is located in a Mehrauli in South Delhi. It was built by Qutb-ud-din Aibak of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of Delhi in 1206. It is a fluted red sandstone tower, which tapers up to a height of 72.5 meters and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Qur'an.

7. Lotus temple: Temple is a Bahai's House of Worship, situated in South Delhi and shaped like a lotus. It was built by the Bahá'í community.

After sightseeing back to hotel. Overnight stay.


Day 03 / Delhi - Varanasi

Morning transfer to airport to connect the flight for Varanasi said to be the India’s most sacred city situated on the western bank of the holy river Ganga. It is also the oldest living city in the world. As 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 has a fascination uniquely its own, a quality of sublime beauty, a timeless eternal appeal. Varanasi is the city which cannot be described, only experienced. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Later visit the Temples, Aurangazeb’s Mosque and one of the biggest university of India. Evening view “Aarti” ceremony on the Ghats. Night stay in Varanasi.


Day 04 / Varanasi

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 major centers of India. After attaining enlightenment, the Buddha came to Sarnath where he gave his first sermon. Visit the deer park and the museum and later back to Varanasi. Night stay in Varanasi.


Day 05 / Varanasi - Khajuraho

After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Khajuraho .Arrive Khajuraho & transfer to hotel. The legendary temples of khajuraho are an incomparable experience. Acknowledged as one of the world’s artistic wonders, these temples dedicated to the Hindu pantheon of Gods are covered in carvings that are a paean to life and love. Built within a short span of a hundred years by the Chandela Rajputs, the 10th century temples lay forgotten until they were discovered in the present century. Khajuraho has achieved fame for the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures. Evening free at leisure. Night stay in Khajuraho.


Day 06 / Khajuraho

After breakfast explore the Western and Eastern temples of khajuraho while your guide explains the intricate meaning and legends behind each describable sculpture. Night stay in Khajuraho.


Day 07 / Khajuraho-Orchha-Jhansi-Agra

Morning drive to Jhansi enroute visiting Orchha, In orchha visit the magnificent temples and monuments. 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. Night stay in Agra.


Day 08 / Agra - Jaipur

Morning at sunrise visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife, Also visit Agra Fort - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-e-Aam (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. 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. Night stay in Jaipur.


Day 09/ Jaipur

Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your 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. Afternoon tour of the Pink City – will include City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here. 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 colorful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.


Day 10 / Jaipur - Jodhpur

Morning drive to Jodhpur (290 kms) . Arrive & transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Jodhpur.


Day 11 / Jodhpur

After a relaxed breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, was 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. Night stay in Jodhpur.


Day 12 / Jodhpur- Udaipur

Morning drive to Udaipur. En route visiting Ranakpur - the largest and most beautifully preserved Jain Temples in India. Later proceed to see the fort of Kumbhalgarh. If Ranakpur is beauty and grace, Kumbhalgarh is all about power. Arrive Udaipur in the evening & transfer to hotel. Night 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. Night stay in Udaipur.


Day 14 / Udaipur - Goa

After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Goa. Arrive Goa Airport & transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Hotel/Resort.


Day 15 / Goa

After breakfast, proceed to North Goa sightseeing places. Return to hotel 8 PM for overnight stay goa.


Day 16 / Goa

After breakfast, proceed to South Goa sightseeing places. Return to hotel 8 PM for overnight stay goa.


Day 17 / Goa - Mumbai

After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai & transfer to hotel. Later proceed to half day city tour and visit to Gateway of India, Chowpatty beach, Hanging Gardes, High Court, Marine Drive. Night stay in Mumbai.


Day 18 / Mumbai

After breakfast proceed to Elephanta Caves by boat via sea spend 2-3 hours than return to Colaba for Shopping. Night stay in Mumbai.


Day 19 / Mumbai

After breakfast visit to rest of the major tourist places Crawford Market, Haji Ali Musque, Juhu Beach, Flora Fountain, Siddhavinayak Temple, Mahalaxmi Temple than 8pm return to hotel for overnight stay.


Day 20 / Mumbai - Departure

After breakfast, proceed to Mumbai International Airport to catch flight back home.

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> ALSO NOTE:

> Inclusions:

1. Hotel Accommodations ( 3star, 4 star, 5 star or 5 star Deluxe as per choice)
2. Transportations: Car, Train & Flight as per itinerary
3. Tour Guide to visit tourist places as per itinerary
4. Car with English-speaking Driver
5. All Transfers & Sightseeing
6. Toll Taxes & Parking
7. Fuel & Gasoline
8. Driver allowances

> Not included:

1. Monuments entry tickets & camera charges
2. Personal shopping
3. Tips
4. Miscellaneous


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