Start in New Delhi and end in Goa! With the discovery tour Mumbai and Goa with Golden Triangle, you have a 11 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 4 other destinations in India. Mumbai and Goa with Golden Triangle includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport, our representative will meet and greet you and transfer you to the hotel. 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 its visitors with its beautiful blend of various nationalities, diverse cultures & traditions, heritage of the bygone eras and its modern lifestyle all rolled into one. Overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast, proceed with Delhi sightseeing with a first visit to the Jama Masjid - the largest Mosque in India. 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. Visit the Humayun Tomb - first garden-style tomb of India. The main highlight of this tomb, inspired by Persian architecture, is the four garden squares 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 in Delhi.
After breakfast, you will head to Agra. It is a beautiful city situated on the banks of river Yamuna that achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors. ?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 the Agra Fort that resembles the magnificent Red Fort in Delhi. Later in the evening, visit 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 the sunset over this iconic monument, is truly a sight to behold. Overnight in Agra.
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. We then continue our drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. 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 jewelry. The ambiance of this city speaks volumes of the rich lifestyle of the Rajput Kings. Overnight in Jaipur.
After breakfast, proceed for 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 visit the Jantar Mantar which is an astronomical observatory that features the World?s largest Sundial - Samrat Yantra. Then 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 in Jaipur.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight for Mumbai. It was previously known as Bombay, and is a city located along the Arabian Sea. It is a thriving city that attracts tourists for its 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. The evening is kept free at leisure. Overnight in Mumbai.
After breakfast, proceed with Mumbai sightseeing with a 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. 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 in Mumbai.
After breakfast, drive to the airport for your flight to Goa. It is a much-loved tourist destination located on the banks of the 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 is at leisure. Overnight in Goa.
After breakfast, your Goa sightseeing tour begins with a visit to the Basilica of Bom Jesus dedicated to "Bom Jesus" meaning infant Jesus. This is about 400-years old UNESCO site that stands unique from other churches with its un-plastered exterior. Next, visit the Se Cathedral Church dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria. It is a beautiful edifice graced with superb Iberian facades, intricate mosaic work and carvings. It is renowned for its biggest Church Bell in Goa. Close to Se Cathedral is the Museum of Christian Art that carries a good collection of priest robes, archaic, wine cups (chalices), gorgeous paintings and statues. Later, proceed to the Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception that has the 2nd largest church bell in Goa after Se Cathedral. Visit the Aguada Fort where you can witness the confluence of the Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea. Over the years, it lures its visitors with scenic landscapes, spectacular sea views and awe-inspiring historic tales. Drive past Sinquerim Beach, Candolim Beach and Calangute Beach. Visit the Church of Mae de Deus in Saligao, Goa. This pristine white-painted Church built in 1873 is one of the finest examples of Neo-Gothic style of architecture. Drive past Baga beach and Anjuna beach. Visit the Vagator Beach and close to the Vagator Beach is the 17th century Chapora Fort overlooking the Chapora River. It is known for its mesmerizing sunset views in the evening. Overnight in Goa.
Day free at leisure or you can visit the bazaars of Goa like the Anjuna Flea Market, Mapusa Market that offer eclectic goods. Overnight in Goa.
After breakfast this morning, you will check-out from the hotel and get transferred to the airport for your onward journey.