Best of India - 14 Nights In-depth Cultural

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Start in New Delhi and end in Goa! With the in-depth cultural tour Best of India, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 6 other destinations in India. Best of India includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

  • : Arrival at Delhi

    Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Delhi: It is a city that has been an idyllic symbol of the magnificent past and thriving present of India. It has never failed to amaze the visitors with its beautiful blend of various nationalities, diverse cultures & traditions, heritage of the bygone eras and its modern lifestyle all rolled into one. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.Start point Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India, Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India

  • : Delhi Sightseeing

    After breakfast, proceed for Delhi sightseeing tour. First visit Jama Masjid - the largest Mosque in India. Then visit Chandni Chowk, the oldest, biggest bazaar of Old Delhi. Later, walk up to Fatehpuri Masjid and enjoy a rickshaw ride till Red Fort. Here our driver will meet you, drive past Red Fort (a 17th century historical fort in Delhi) and reach Rajghat, a memorial where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. An eternal flame burns on one side of this memorial. Visit the Humayun Tomb - first garden-style tomb of India. The main highlight of this tomb inspired by Persian architecture is the four garden square with water passage channels surrounding the tomb. Drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan - residence of the President of India and India Gate - an archway built in honor of the soldiers who died in World War I. Visit Qutub Minar built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak in 1193 to mark the beginning of Muslim rule in India. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.

  • Agra (205 Kms/Approx. 4-5 Hrs)

    After breakfast, you will head to Agra. Agra: It a beautiful city situated on the banks of river Yamuna that achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from 1526 to 1628. It still remains a popular tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, all three are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Upon arrival in Agra, check-in at the hotel. After some relaxation, visit Agra Fort that resembles the magnificent Red Fort in Delhi. The Diwan-i-Aam (Hall of Public Audience), Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience ) and the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) are a must-see attractions here. Later in the evening, enjoy a royal Tonga ride to the Taj Mahal - the most extravagant symbol of love, dedication and purity ever that took almost 22 years to build. It is an ivory-white marble monument where rests the mortals of Mughal Emperor Shahjahan (who built Taj Mahal) and his wife (Mumtaz). An interesting fact about this stunning edifice is that it turns pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden at night as the moonlight falls upon it. Watching sunset over this iconic monument is truly a sight to behold. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.

  • Jaipur (260 Kms/Approx. 5-6 Hrs) via Fatehpur Sikri

    Post breakfast and check out, drive to the beautiful city of Jaipur, also known as the Pink City of India. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned city of the Mughal Empire. The city boasts some of the magnificent monuments built during the Mughal Era, which include the Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza and Dargah of Sheikh Salim Chisti. You have time to explore the corners of Fatehpur Sikri before continuing your way. Continue drive to Jaipur. Jaipur: Jaipur is a city known as the Pink City of India due to extensive use of pink sandstone in various buildings of the city. Its monuments showcase a myriad of architectural styles and its vibrant bazaars are famous for traditional handicrafts and jewellery. The ambiance of this city speaks volumes of the rich lifestyle of the Rajput Kings. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.

  • : Jaipur Sightseeing

    After breakfast, head for Jaipur sightseeing. Visit the Amer Fort dating back to 16th century that displays private halls, pavilions, former private chambers of the King and royal Rajput women. The reflection of this fort falling on the Maota Lake, is truly captivating. Enjoy an Elephant ride here. Explore the City Palace consisting of former private and public chambers, silver vessels, courtyards, gateways, private chambers of the King and lot more. Later, head to Jantar Mantar. It is an astronomical observatory that features the Worlds largest Sundial - Samrat Yantra. Visit the Hawa Mahal - a five-storey palace built in 1799 during Rajput rule. It is popularly known for its intricately-designed 953 windows adorned with spectacular latticework. Later, afternoon is kept free to visit the famous markets of textiles, gems, carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.

  • Varanasi (By Flight)

    After breakfast, our company representative will drive you to Jaipur Airport to board your flight to Varanasi (Flight ticket is not included in the package cost). On arrival at Varanasi, our company representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Day free at leisure. Varanasi: It is a city located on the banks of River Ganga that is the 2nd largest river of India. Formally known as Kashi and Benares, this city is around 3000 years old. It is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites of Hindus as it is considered to be the abode of Lord Shiva (God of Destruction). Every year, Hindu devotees visit this city to take a holy dip in the River Ganga that is said to wash away all the sins. Overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.

  • : Varanasi Sightseeing

    Your Varanasi sightseeing tour begins with an early morning boat ride on the River Ganges. Enjoy soaking in the spectacular sunrise views and later, return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, head to Sarnath. It is the place dotted with various Buddhist pilgrimage sites of great significance. If youre a devout follower of Buddha then you must visit this place. Later, visit the New Vishwanath Temple also known as the Birla Mandir. Settled within the Banaras Hindu University, it is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva (God of Destruction). It took around 35 years to build this temple. Head to the Tulsi Manas Temple built by the royal family of Banaras in 1964. It is believed to be the place where the legendary poet Tulsidas wrote the great Indian epic Ramcharitmanas. Close to this temple is the Durga Temple (Monkey Temple) dedicated to Goddess Durga (divine feminine energy). In the evening, witness the spectacular Ganga Aarti at the Dashashwamedh Ghat. It is daily evening ceremony that has been practiced since thousands of years on the banks of River Ganges. Overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.

  • Mumbai (By Flight)

    Morning breakfast at the hotel. Later, you will be transferred to the Airport to board the flight for Mumbai (Flight ticket is not included in the package cost). Mumbai: Mumbai previously known as Bombay, is a city located along the Arabian Sea. It is a thriving city that attracts tourists for its fine beaches, centuries-old Elephanta caves, vibrant shopping bazaars, mouth-watering street food and so much more. Also, it is home to the Bollywood industry which makes it the entertainment capital of India. Upon arrival at Mumbai, you will meet our representative who will assist you to transfer to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Mumbai.

  • : Mumbai Sightseeing

    After breakfast, proceed for Mumbai sightseeing tour with first visit to the Elephanta Caves located on the Elephanta Island. Enjoy a ferry ride from the Gateway of India to the Elephanta Caves built between 5th-8th centuries. These caves are originally a set of rock-cut cave temple. An impressive 20 ft. high Trimurthi featuring the three aspects of Lord Shiva: Creator, Protector and Destroyer is the prime highlight of this cave temple. Take the ferry ride back to the Gateway of India. Spend time clicking photographs at the Gateway of India - one of the prime landmarks of Mumbai. Built in 1924, it was built in honor of King George V and Queen Marys visit to India in 1911. Next, visit the Prince of Wales Museum, also called Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, built during the early 20th century. This museum is a blend of Indo-Saracenic architecture with an impressive Mughal white dome atop the museum. It is said to have around 2,000 miniature paintings along with artifacts belonging to the Indus Valley civilization. Later, visit the Hanging Gardens established in 1880 at the Malabar Hills. A splendid view of the Arabian Sea adds to the beauty of this natural realm. A striking flower clock is the main attraction here. End your Mumbai sightseeing tour with evening visit to the Marine Drive (Queens Necklace). It is the heart and soul of Mumbai stretched across the coast of Arabian Sea. At night, it is lit with lights and looking like a dazzling necklace and this is why, it is called Queens Necklace. Overnight stay at hotel in Mumbai.

  • Goa (By Flight)

    Breakfast at hotel. Our company representative will drive you to Mumbai International Airport to board your flight to Goa (Flight ticket is not included in the package cost). Goa: It is a much-loved tourist destination located on the banks of Arabian Sea. It is a tropical beauty that attracts a huge number of tourists from around the world. The vibrant beaches, rocking nightlife, beautiful churches, authentic seafood, beach-side forts and the bustling bazaars in Goa is something that is definitely worth exploring! On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Goa.

  • : Goa

    Breakfast at hotel. Day free a leisure (No Transport services). Overnight stay at hotel in Goa.

  • : Goa

    Breakfast at hotel. Day free a leisure (No Transport services). Overnight stay at hotel in Goa.

  • : Goa

    Breakfast at hotel. Day free at leisure (No Transport services). Overnight stay at the hotel in Goa.

  • : Goa Departure

    Breakfast at hotel. After some relaxation, our company representative will escort you to the Airport to board your flight back home. *END OF OUR SERVICES*End point Dabolim Goa International Airport (GOI), Airport Road, Mormugao, Goa, India, Dabolim Goa International Airport (GOI), Airport Road, Mormugao, Goa, India

Inclusion

  • GST on total package
  • Accomodation in a well appointed room
  • Meals as per hotel plan and ones mentioned in itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle (except in the hills when the air-conditioner will be switched off)
  • All toll taxes, parking fees and driver allowances
  • All applicable hotel taxes

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  • All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals
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  • Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Tips, laundry and phone calls

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