Highlights: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Udaipur - Mumbai
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25th November\'16 Fri
London Heathrow to Delhi by flight BA-257:1905-#0855 hrs
26th November\'16 Sat, Delhi
0855 hrs: Arrive Delhi airport
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
27th November\'16 Sun, Delhi
Full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. You will get a feel for this city as you explore its historic sights. Raj Ghat which is located on the banks of the river Yamuna, This is Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948. Opposite the Red Fort lies Jama Masjid made of red sandstone and white marble, completed in 1656. It is India’s largest mosque. Explore the bustling cultural delight of the colourful market on the \'cycle rickshaw\' for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through \"Chandni Chowk\" or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading west from the Fort. You will take a view of Red Fort – the 17th century imposing fortress built in red sandstone is surrounded by a huge boundary wall 33m high. Inside are exquisite palaces and beautiful gardens.
Afternoon you will head into New Delhi, visiting Humayun’s Tomb, an impressive garden tomb with high arches and a double dome, built by his wife Haji Begum in the 16th Century. An early example of Mughal architecture considered the predecessor of the Taj Mahal. Then continue on to the wonderful Qutab Minar - the landmark of Delhi, the beautiful grounds feature the well preserve a huge tower of victory standing over 72 meters. You will drive on to Rajpath and through to India Gate and the Lutyens Delhi with its tree lined boulevards leading to the British Viceroy’s Palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan) now the official residence of the President of India, the Secretariat, India Gate and Parliament House.
28th November\'16 Mon
Delhi to Agra by surface, 210 Kms/ 5 Hrs
After breakfast drive to Agra visiting Sikandra is the mausoleum of Akbar. Akbar himself started construction of this beautiful monument. This structure has a perfect blending of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Jain themes
Upon arrival at Agra, check in at hotel
29th November\'16 Tue, Agra
Visit the Taj Mahal (closed on Friday) in the morning by sunrise. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631, built one of the world’s most famous buildings, the ‘Taj Mahal’. Its perfect proportions and exquisite craftsmanship have been described as ‘a vision, a dream, a poem, and a wonder’. In the afternoon you will visit the 16th century Agra fort. This commanding red sandstone monument stretches 2.5 kilometres along the banks of River Yamuna, encompasses serene gardens and terrace pavilions, with striking views providing glimpse of the magnificent Taj Mahal across the river. and Tomb of Itmad-ud- Daulah.
30th November\'16 Wed
Agra to Ranthambore by surface, 295 kms, 7 Hrs
After breakfast drive to Ranthambore, en route visit Fatehpur Sikri - the imperial ruins of the dream capital city of the Great Mughal Emperor - Akbar.
Upon arrival at Ranthambore, check in at your hotel
1st December\'16 Thu, Ranthambore
Search for the tigers on early morning and afternoon safari drives at Ranthambore National Park
2nd December\'16 Fri
Ranthambore to Jaipur by surface, 180 kms, 4 Hrs
After breakfast drive to Jaipur, the famed ‘Pink City’ and the capital of Rajasthan known for its palaces, three hill forts and a shopper’s paradise.
Upon arrival at Jaipur, check in at hotel
Evening at leisure to explore colourful bazaar
Overnight stay at hotel
3rd December\'16 Sat, Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber - capital of the old state of Dhundhar, located on the rugged hills that surround Jaipur. Ride the colourfully painted elephants up the hill, admire the massive gateways, courts, stairways, pillared pavilions and palaces that recall the glory and wealth of Amber’s association with the Mughals. During the afternoon visit the City Palace (still houses the erstwhile Royal family); Jantar Mantar - the Royal Observatory and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - built for the royal ladies to watch the activities on the market street below without being observed themselves.
Overnight stay at hotel
4th December\'16 Sun
Jaipur to Udaipur by flight SG-2623:0830-0925 hrs
Transfer from hotel to Jaipur airport in time to board flight for Udaipur
0925 hrs: Arrive Udaipur airport
Upon arrival at Udaipur airport transfer to hotel
Overnight stay at hotel
5th December\'16 Mon, Udaipur
After breakfast you will enjoy city tour visiting City Palace - The city palace was built in 1725 with various palaces inside it such as Dilkush Mahal, the palace of Krishan Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal all ornately decorated. The museum in City Palace contains incomparable historic and artistic heritage which dates back to 14 century, Jagdish Temple – Dedicated to Vishnu, the preserver, this temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651, Saheliyon Ki Bari – The Garden of the Maids of Honour, a most serene place in Udaipur, designed by Maharana Fateh Singh. It consists of beautiful lawns, gardens and fountains, a retreat for the ladies of the household, Rana Pratap Smarak, & Sajan Niwas Gardens - Overlooking the Fateh Sagar is the Moti Magri (Pearl Hill) on which is a statue of Maharana Pratap on his famous horse Chetak. Local guide claim that he jumped an abyss of extraordinary width in the heat of the battle even after losing one leg! The path to the top winds through some attractive gardens.
Afternoon enjoy Boat ride on Lake Pichola. Lake Pichola - The beautiful Lake Pichola derives its name from a nearby village Picholi. Udai Singh built a dam and from then the lake has become a meeting place for more than two hundred species of migratory and resident birds.
6th December\'16 Tue, Udaipur
Day at leisure to explore romantic city at your own pace and Overnight stay at hotel
7th December\'16 Wed
Udaipur to Mumbai by flight 9W-2074:1805-1930 hrs
Breakfast at hotel
1200 noon standard check out time
Transfer from hotel to Udaipur airport in time to board flight for Mumbai
1930 hrs: Arrive Mumbai airport
Upon arrival at Mumbai airport transfer to hotel
7th Dec to 13th Dec, Mumbai
Enjoy England v/s India test match during your stay. Match tickets can be organised by us at an extra cost.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Transfer from hotel to Mumbai airport in time to board flight for London Heathrow (Midnight of 12th Dec)
13th December\'16 Tue
Mumbai to London Heathrow by flight BA-138:0215-0655 hrs