Start in Mumbai and end in New Delhi! With the in-depth cultural tour A Vintage Tour of India , you have a 18 day tour package taking you through Mumbai, India and 8 other destinations in India. A Vintage Tour of India includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
fly from your country to mumbai, you will be greeted & assisted upon arrival. transfer to hotel for overnight stay.Start point Airport Arrival Gate, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 00:00 - 00:00
breakfast in hotel and then drive to gateway of india, this historic monument was built to welcome the royal family of england in 1914 and later in 1947 the bristles left the india by the same gate. nearby only is the boarding place for ferry to visit elephanta caves in arabian sea 45 minutes of cruise. now inside the caves runs a train for the visitors. return back on the same route. afternoon city tour of mumbai visit prince charles museum, tower of silence, hanging garden, and particularly municipal building. the nariman point and back bay are the reclamation of land from sea which houses top corporate of india and gives the city a look of manhattan . return to hotel for overnight stay. ask for tour cost
In and around Aurangabadearly morning breakfast and then you will be transferred to mumbai central railway station for boarding tapovan express for aurangabad. arrive at 1330 hours at aurangabad. you will be transferred to hotel. city of aurangabad was built by the general of aurangzeb and was known as deccan during that period continued battles with maratha took place during mughal regime. afternoon city tour visiting bibi ka makbara & daulatabad fort. return to hotel for overnight stay. we provide classical india, classic india tour, classical india tours, holiday tours to classic india and many other tours.
after breakfast, leave for the excursion trip to ellora & ajanta hindu, buddhist & jain sculpture caves. return to hotel for overnight stay.
morning free to explore the environments of aurangabad, afternoon transfer to railway station to board train back for mumbai. late evening arrive & you will be transferred to hotel for overnight stay.
early morning transfer to mumbai domestic airport to board flight for udaipur, arrive & transfer to hotel. after change & wash sightseeing of udaipur. udaipur was founded by maharana udai singh in 1559 a.d. udaipur is also known as city of lakes surrounded by aravalli hills & is situated at the altitude of 577 msl. here you will visit city palace, sahelion ki bari, maharana pratap museum & fateh sagar lake. afternoon enjoy boat ride in lake pichola to visit jag mandir island. after boat ride visit meera kala mandir to enjoy traditional exciting rajasthani dances. return to hotel for overnight stay.
after breakfast drive to jodhpur en route visit 15th century ranakpur jain temple built in pure white marble with 80 dooms supported by 1444 different carved pillars. non of the pillar match each other in carving . after lunch continue your drive to jodhpur, arrive & check in at hotel for overnight stay.
after breakfast sightseeing of jodhpur. jodhpur was founded by rao jodha in 1459 a.d after shifting his capital from mandore by the advise of a holy man. here you will visit mehrangarh fort 125 meters high. 19th century jaswant thada & sardar market clock tower. afternoon visit mandore garden which was capital before 1459 to watch the royal cenotaphs. return to hotel for overnight stay.
morning transfer to jaipur , was founded by maharaja swai jai singh in 1727 ad ( swai means 25% ) after shifting his capital from amer valley to the newly formed city in the plains after consulting so many maps of the world and finally organized own religious map shilpa shastra with the help of a young bengali architect vidyadhar batacharya. maharaja swai jai singh was a builder, astronomer, astrologer, soldier, philosopher and now jaipur is the capital of rajasthan & world famous as the pink city. afternoon free for personal activities of you can enjoy busy bazaars of old pink city. overnight at hotel.
after breakfast at hotel, explore full day sightseeing of jaipur visiting hawa mahal (palace of winds ) where from royal ladies were watching daily processions and life. afterwards visit amer fort by elephant ride, that gives you the experience and impression of how maharajas & royal family members were using the services of elephants. after lunch visit city palace museum, astrological observatory and local busy markets. return to hotel for overnight stay.
morning leave for agra enroute one of the most important place of mughal era fatehpur sikri founded by akbar in 1569 ad as a ceremonial capital. but unfortunately this magnificent city was abandoned due to scarcity of drinking water and akbar went back to agra. continue your drive to agra, arrive & transfer to the hotel.
after visit agra red fort which was built by three emperors akbar & jahangir built in red sand stones and shah jahan in pure white marble .afterwards visit one of the wonders of the world, taj mahal ( monument of love ), founded by 5th great mughal emperor shah jahan in the memory of his beloved queen anjuman bano begum ( with love emperor called her mumtaz ). after her death in 1627 ad, in her memory emperor started to built taj mahal ( taj means crown & mahal means palace, so it is crown palace ) from 1631 to 1653 ad with twenty two thousand labors working since sun rise to sun set in twenty two years. the marble was transported from makrana in rajasthan by the help of animals.
In and around Khajurahoafter breakfast board flight to khajuraho. arrive & check in at hotel for overnight stay.
this morning visit the eastern & western erotic group of temples where fortnight sculptures celebrate the joy of life and love for which there is probably no equivalent in the world. the temples at khajuraho from probably one of the best examples of indian art and architecture. return to hotel for overnight stay.
afternoon transfer to khajuraho airport to board flight for varanasi, arrive & check in at hotel. varanasi situated on the banks of the sacred ganges, has been a center of pilgrimage and learning for over 2000 years and is considered to be one of the oldest surviving cities in the world. afternoon city tour visiting kashi hindu university where more than fifty thousand students from all over the world are learning. afterwards visit bharatmata temple & evening watch arthi outside at kashi vishwanath temple. return to hotel for overnight stay.
In and around New Delhiearly morning transfer to ghats of holy river ganges for boat riding to watch the sunrise over the ganges when thousands of people are worshiping & taking holy bath. return to hotel & after breakfast drive outside the city to sarnath where the buddha first preached his message of enlightenment 24 centuries ago. after sightseeing transfer to airport to board flight for new delhi at 1815 hours. upon arrival transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
breakfast at hotel and then leave for full day sightseeing of old and new delhi visiting jama aside, enjoy rickshaw ride in narrow alleys of old delhi through kumar bazaar and 400 years old candid chow, red fort, crematory of mahatma gandhi, burlap temple, parliament house, presidential house, india gate, government buildings & qu tab minar. welcome dinner will be organized at village restaurant bistro with indian cultural dances. return hotel for overnight stay.
transfer to indira gandhi international airport to board flight back to your country.End point Airport Departure Gate , New Delhi, Delhi, India 00:00 - 00:00