India Golden Triangle with Udaipur, Aurangabad & Mumbai
Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Pushkar – Udaipur – Mumbai – Aurangabad – Mumbai / Delhi - Back Home
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
You will be greeted on arrival at Delhi International airport by ITS representative, you will be transferred to your prebooked hotel in Delhi, a brief on your tour by our representative & exchanging of tour documents, relax & overnight in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel & start your sight seeing tour of Delhi at 1000 hrs, visit old Delhi covering the magnificent Red Fort, Jama Mosque, Chandni Chowk & Raj Ghat – the memoir of Mahatma Gandhi – Father of Nation. Enjoy rickshaw ride in Old Delhi an amusing experience. Afternoon take a sight seeing tour to cover New Delhi visiting The President House, India Gate, Humayuns Tomb & Qutub Minar. Evening visit the Lotus Shaped Bahai Temple & the famous Temple of Laxmi Narayan. Evening is kept free to explore the markets of Delhi if you wish too, otherwise relax at the hotel & overnight in Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi – Agra (200 kms – 4 hrs)
After early breakfast checkout & drive to the City of Agra at 0830 hrs, enroute visiting the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar at Sikandra. On arrival in Agra transfer to your hotel. Get fresh & ready to visit the 7th wonder of the World – The Great Taj Mahal built by Mughal Icon Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Queen Mumtaz. After admiring the Taj Mahal you will proceed to Agra Fort & visit its Chambers of Kings, Common Man, the prisons & also enjoy a panoramic view of the Taj Mahal from here. Later drive to Ittamuddaulahs Tomb which is also referred as mini Taj for its superb marble inlay works gifted by Mughal King Jehangir to his wife in honour of her Parents. Evening visit the Handicrafts & Marble Inlay works market of Agra, relax & overnight in Agra.
Day 04: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Bharatpur – Jaipur (230 kms – 5 hrs)
Scheduled breakfast at the hotel at 0830 hrs, checkout & drive to capital city of Rajasthan – Jaipur for 5 to 6 or 7 hrs including the time of sight seeing. Enroute visiting the city of Fatehpur Sikri built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar but later shifted to Delhi due to scarcity of water in Fatehpur Sikri the most importance places to see in Fatehpur Sikri is Bulund Darwaza, Panch Mahal, & Shrine of Shaikh Salim Chisti. Later continue to Jaipur enroute visiting & enjoying bicycle rides in the National Park of Keoladeo very famous for housing more than 385 species of migratory birds, later we will drive to Jaipur, on arrival transfer to hotel. Day is free for relaxing & seeing the pictures of Taj Mahal captured on your camera. Start your evening tour by visiting Temple of Goddess Galta also known as valleys of Monkey due to large monkeys found in the premises of Temple, drive pass through Rani Sati Gardens & visit the pure white Temple of Birlas, evening you will be driven to an ethnic resort to enjoy traditional Rajasthani cuisine with live folk dance & music – a different experience & a chance to see the locals gathering at the venue for enjoyment. Drive back to your hotel for overnight in Jaipur.
Day 05: Jaipur
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel & start your sight seeing tour of Jaipur by 0900 hrs, drive 11 kms out of the city to reach the Fort of Amber, over here you have choice of reaching the fort on Elephant Back or by open jeeps, though elephant ride is recommended because the Kings at there time use to travel on Elephant back & will give you the same feeling of the golden era visit the Amer Fort & Palace & several chambers & ancient temples in the premises of the fort. After this wonderful experience, we will drive back to the city of Jaipur to continue our sight seeing tour comprising of City Palace Complex, Hawa Mahal – the Palace on winds specially made in the honour of Royal Ladies of the bygone era to watch the processions & other festivals from here without being seen from the eyes of the local crowd. Later visit the Royal Observatory & take a peep into the markets of Jaipur known for the superior quality of Handicrafts, Arts, Gems & Jewellery. Rest of the day is kept free for individual activities, relax & overnight at the hotel in Jaipur.
Day 06: Jaipur – Pushkar (131 kms – 3 hrs)
After breakfast checkout & drive to Pushkar, on arrival transfer to hotel over looking the Pushkar Lake, Pushkar & its lake is believed to be as old as creations & pilgrimage centre for the Hindus, the only temple of Lord Brahma is situated in Pushkar. Pushkar is also famous for its annual fair which attracts millions of Tourist every year in the month of October / November. Evening visit the Ghats of Pushkar Lake & witness the devotees taking holy dip to get cleansed, overnight in Pushkar.
Day 07: Pushkar – Ranakpur – Udaipur (275 kms – 5 to 7 hrs)
After breakfast at hotel checkout & drive to Udaipur enroute visiting the famous hand carved marble temple of Ranakpur of 12th Century which is standing on 1444 carved marble pillars & each pillar at this temple is carved differently from others & carrying a statue of Jain Deities. Later proceed to Udaipur, on arrival transfer to your prebooked hotel favorably overlooking one of the Udaipur Lakes. Evening relax & feel cool at the sight of the lake, overnight in Udaipur.
Day 08: Udaipur
Enjoy breakfast at the Restaurant of the hotel over looking the lake, meet your guide after breakfast & start your sight seeing tour of Udaipur visiting the City Palace Complex – part of City Palace Complex are 2 hotels belonging to Maharana of Udaipur visit Durbar Hall, Palace Museum, Jagdish Temple – The Diety of the Maharanas of Udaipur, Jagmandir Palace & Crystal Gallerry, also see the collection of Vintage Cars belonging to His Highness of Udaipur. Later in the day visit Sahelion ki Baari (Recreation Club of olden days specially made in the honour of the Royal Ladies to meet friends & Gossip), Shilp Gram & Lok Kala Mandal – a museum of ethnic village art. Evening take an excursion tour to the Ruins of Nagda not very far from Udaipur a pretty half an hour drive from the lake city you will reach Nagda to see the Sas Bahu Temple & the famous Temple of Lord Ek Lingji on the bank of Lake Bagel, evening drive back to Udaipur, relax & overnight in Udaipur.
Day 09: Udaipur – Mumbai (By air at 1500 hrs / arr at 1630 hrs)
After breakfast day free to relax or visit the Ghats of Udaipur, afternoon checkout & transfer to airport to board the flight for Mumbai at 1500 hrs, assistance on arrival in Mumbai at 1630 hrs, transfer to your prebooked hotel in Mumbai, evening free to stroll at Gateway of India if staying down town in Mumbai or visit the Juhu Beach if staying here. Relax & overnight in Mumbai.
Day 10: Mumbai
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, after breakfast meet the guide who will take you to city tour visiting Gateway of India – The imposing stone archway in Indo-Saracenic architecture built in 1911, later cruise by motor launch to Elephanta island, island which was known as Ghara-puri earlier is the glorious abode of Lord-Shiva. This island was renamed Ele-phanta by the Portu-guese who landed here after they saw the immaculately car-ved elephant on this island spread over an area of 500 sqmts which is the cave temple of Elephanta. A flight of 150 steps takes you to the top of the hillock where it is set. The temple has large pillars that seem to hold the ceiling which is made of cross beams. The picture-sque presentation of the 9-marvelous sculpt-ured panels set on the walls is awe inspiring. The best of the panels is the Trimurthi, or triple-headed Shiva, where the God is depicted as the dest-royer, the presser-ver and the cre-ator. Later in the afternoon cruise back to Gateway of India. Later visit Prince-of-Wales Museum, Parliament House called Mantralaya, Marine Drive promenade, Jain Temple & Hanging Gardens at Walkeshwar, Gandhiji Museum called Mani Bhawan, Mahalaxmi Temple dedicated to Goddess Laxmi and Dhobi Ghat – the old Indian Laundry system. Evening free to relax, overnight in Mumbai.
Day 11: Mumbai – Aurangabad (BY air at 0700 hrs / arr at 0800 hrs) – Ellorra – Aurangabad.
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Aurangabad at 0700 hrs, assistance on arrival in Aurangabad at 0800 hrs, transfer to hotel. The city – named after Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, is now more renown for its close proximity to Rock hewn caves of Ajanta and Ellora. After freshen up visit Ellora Caves carved between 7th & 11th century AD. Carved in sickle shaped hill, spread north to south in a area of 3 kms. Of these caves 12 are Buddhists, 17 are Hindus and 5 are Jains. The most remarkable of the carved shrines at Ellora is the Kailasa Temple, chiseled out by hand from single rock with Gateway, Pavilion, Courtyard, Assembly Hall, Vestibule, Sanctum and Tower-hall. Later drive back to Aurangabad & visit the City of Aurangabad visiting Bibi Ka Maqbara & Pan Chakki, evening free to relax, overnight in Aurangabad.
Day 12: Aurangabad – Ajanta Caves – Aurangabad (105 kms one way – 2 hrs)
After breakfast take an excursion tour to Ajanta caves. Dated back to 200 BC and 650 BC. These 30 Buddhist caves hewn painstakingly are cut into the scrap of a cliff are Chaityas (Chapels) & Viharas (Monasteries). These caves are known for their architectural beauty and for their remarkable frescoes- paintings with infinite charm , which speak about the civilization of more than 2000 years. Painting in the caves and sculptures outside speak of some kind of transformation from Hinayana in the earlier caves to Mahayana in the latter caves where Buddha is shown in an human form. Drive back to Aurangabad, evening free to relax, overnight in Aurangabad.
Day 13: Aurangabad – Mumbai or Delhi – Back Home.
After breakfast checkout & transfer to airport to board the flight for Delhi or Mumbai, though Mumbai is the nearest airport, if you international airlines is allowing you to take connection from Mumbai than fly to Mumbai & transfer to International airport to board the flight back home, other wise fly to Delhi in the afternoon, assistance on arrival, time free in Delhi for personal activities, later in the night transfer to International airport to board the flight back home.