Heart and Soul of India (2 nights Mumbai, 2 nights Varanasi, 1 night Khajuraho, 2 nights Agra, 2 nights Jaipur and 2 nights Delhi)
We welcome you to the city of Mumbai that never sleeps………pulsating, alive, vibrant are the words that describe Mumbai. The most modern city in India, it captures the spirit of the changing pace set by liberalization and modernisation. Over the years Mumbai has transformed itself into an entity with thriving markets, business houses and many different communities reflecting an atmosphere rarely seen anywhere. Next morning explore the sights of India's commercial capital which is hugely spread out and is replete with Victorian architecture. Elephanta Island is six miles across Bombay Harbour and is also known as "Gharapuri". It contains a fine cluster of 6th to 8th century rock-hewn caves. They were carved during the Golden Age of the Guptas and inspired by the worship of Shiva. The sculptures are beautifully executed. More..>>
Boat Ride, Varanasi
Parliament House, Delhi
Taj Mahal, Agra
Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
On arrival transfer to hotel. Check in and overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Mumbai
Morning excursion to Elephanta Caves (closed on Monday). Later sightseeing tour of Mumbai city. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Mumbai – Varanasi (By Flight)
Morning transfer to Mumbai domestic airport for flight to Varanasi. Flight Mumbai – Varanasi (0000/0000hours). On arrival in Varanasi transfer to hotel. Proceed for half day sightseeing tour of Varanasi including evening boat ride at river Ganges (seat in boat basis)Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Varanasi
Morning aarti at river Ganges and then proceed for visit to Sarnath museum. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Varanasi – Khajuraho (By Flight)
Morning transfer to Varanasi airport for flight to Khajuraho. Flight Varanasi – Khajuraho (0000/0000 hours). On arrival in Khajuraho transfer to hotel. Proceed for half day sightseeing tour of Khajuraho. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Khajuraho – Orchha - Jhansi (Approx 04 hrs drive) & Jhansi – Agra (By Train)
Morning proceed by road to Jhansi en-route visiting Orchha. Later board train for Agra from Jhansi railway station. Train Jhansi – Agra (0000/0000 hours). Arrive Agra and check in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Agra
Sunrise visit of Taj Mahal followed by sightseeing tour of Agra. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday). After breakfast half day sightseeing tour of Agra. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight at hotel
Day 8: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (Approx 06 hours and 30 minutes drive)
Morning proceed for Jaipur by road en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Arrive Jaipur and Check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 9: Jaipur
Morning elephant ride (one way ) at Amber Fort. Later half day sightseeing tour of Jaipur Rest of day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Jaipur – Delhi (approximately 5 hours drive)
Morning proceed by road from Jaipur to Delhi . On arrival in Delhi check in at hotel. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Depart Delhi
Morning proceed for sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi . In time transfer to Delhi international airport for flight to onward destination.
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