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Tour duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days

Places Covered: Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Udaipur / Mumbai

Tour Destination: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10

A perfect 10 day North India Tour, merging the historically and culturally rich cities of Delhi, Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal, the pink city of Jaipur, The Venice of the East, Udaipur and finally Mumbai.

The hotels provided in this tour are a blend of modern Deluxe / First Class and Palace hotels run by Taj Group of Hotels, an Indian chain of hotels defining the quality service and luxury in India. In this tour the two significant places of interests would be the Palace stays in Jaipur and Udaipur. The Udaipur tour gives you an opportunity to stay at the beautiful Lake Palace, the most photographed and best known resorts in India. The chain of hotels has been selected in order to enhance your stay in India and is equipped with all the suite facilities, and swimming pool, multi-cuisine restaurant and Ayurvedic center to rejuvenate your soul.

Day 01 – Arrive Delhi

On your arrival at the Delhi International Airport, you will be received by a Trans India Holidays representative and will be escorted to the Taj Mahal Hotel.  He will then assist you with the check in formalities.

Your North India tour starts from the capital city, Delhi, an energetic city, with a unique blend of the ancient and the contemporary era. Delhi has two visible parts: New Delhi, the city created by the British in 1911 as the Imperial capital of India and Old Delhi considered as the Muslim capital of India between the 17th and the 19th century. There are at least eight cities on the location of the modern Delhi, among which Indraprastha is one of the first recognized settlements, highlighted in the epic Mahabharata over 3000 years ago. Nevertheless, Delhi has always been one of the major cities in the northern region of the subcontinent.

Taj Mahal Hotel, Best of North India TourTaj Mahal- The Taj Mahal Hotel is situated in the elite residential area of Lutyens’ Delhi. The Taj Mahal hotel is one of the most illustrious addresses in the National capital. The hotel offers graceful architecture with modern facilities, reflecting the heritage of Mughal Delhi.

The warm andunique white lobby of the Taj Mahal Hotel includes design details significant of Mughal architecture such as the motifs, golden inlay work, and niches from ‘Shahjahanabad’, the old mogul capital. The hotel Taj Mahal is an authentic showcase of the artifacts with the elaborate design work of the lobby’s vault and a panel perfectly complimenting the calm marble fountain streams. The Taj Mahal Hotel is centrally located, and is near the important areas. The hotel is a 40 minutes drive from the airport near the lively city center, Connaught Place, Pragati Maidan, Government Offices and the Diplomatic Missions.

Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 02 – In Delhi

After a relaxing breakfast, the tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you for a guided sightseeing of Old and New Delhi .The Tour includes the following places:

Red Fort, Best of North India TourRed Fort: The term Red Fort is taken from a Hindi word Lal, which means red and Quila which means fort. The structure of the Red Fort is very uneven and it is placed in an octet shape along the Yamuna River. This fort is delimited by a wall of about 2.4 kms in perimeter and is constructed of red sandstone. In 1638, Shah Jahan started building this huge fort and it was completed in 1648. The fort has a Diwan-e-Am (Hall for public audience), a Rang Mahal (a water- cooled apartment of royal ladies) and a Pearl Mosque, which was constructed with white marble. Red fort has two hallways: a) The Delhi gate and b) The Lahori gate, and both this gates face the renowned Chandni Chowk.

Jama Masjid: Jama Masjid is one of the country’s major mosques where hundreds and thousands of Muslims offer their prayers even today. Jama Masjid was constructed by Shah Jahan as an architectural extravaganza in 1658. The wonders of construction in Jama Masjid are seen in the long stretches of stairs and the hefty courtyard.

Chandni Chowk (Silver Street): Chandni Chowk is well-known for its flamboyant streets with the famous shopping spots of Old Delhi. It is also has the country’s best known extensive market for textiles, electronic goods and watches. Entire Chandni Chowk was designed by Jahanara Begum, Shah Jahan’s beloved daughter and was then populated by the well-to-do families of that time. The famous Parantha wale Gali, known for its mouth watering paranthas is also positioned in Chandni Chowk. The famous gold market, Dariba Kalan is also situated here.

Raj Ghat : An elemantary square platform of black marble on the banks of Yamuna River, symbolizes the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated and cremated in 1948. A dedicatory ritual is still performed every Friday, in his memory.

Birla Mandir: One of the major praying spot, comprising of idols of numerous divinities. It is situated close to Connaught Place. In 1938, an industrial Raja Baldev Birla constructed the Birla Mandir.

India Gate, Best of North India TourIndia Gate: India Gate is a free standing, 42 meter high arch. It was built in 1931 and was formerly called the All India War Memorial in the memory of the 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in World War I. The names of the warriors are engraved all along the walls of the arch. The eternal flame was lit here to honor the Amar Jawan (Immortal Soldier), in 1971.

Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s House): The Rashtrapati Bhawan is the authorised dwelling place of the President of India. The residence was designed by Lutyens and was the official residence of the Viceroy when the British ruled India.

Humayun’s Tomb: Nine years after the death of Humayun, Haji Begum (widow of Humayun) built this tomb in 1565-66 in his memory.

Qutub Minar: The outstanding building in the Southern part of the capital was constructed by a Muslim King, Qutub-ud-din Aibak in 1199 A.D. The Minar (tower) was 72.5m tall and its base is a mosque.

Bahai’s Temple:It is a very new architectural wonder of the Bahai sect. This temple is visible from quite a lot of spots in South Delhi. This temple is molded in the shape of a Lotus and has precisely been given the name.

Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 03 – Drive Delhi – Agra (220 kms/04 hrs)

After an early breakfast, you will be met by our representative and he will assist you with the check-out formalities. You will then start your drive to Agra, which will be via the new Expressway, one of India’s finest highways and the next destination on your North India Tour.

Agra is situated on the bank of Yamuna River. It is the dwelling place to India’s famous monument, the Taj Mahal. Agra was the capital of Mughal Empire in the 16th & 17th centuries.


On your arrival at The Gateway Hotel in Agra, you will be met by our representative and he will assist you with the check in formalities.



Taj Gateway, Best of North India TourThe Gateway Hotel -The Gateway Hotel is a part of the Taj Group of Hotels. It is less than 2 Kms from the TajMahal. The Taj Gateway offers a relaxed, refreshing and contemporary experience. The Taj Gateway always highlights on creating an oasis that rejuvenate, refuel and renew the modern day traveler. Few rooms in the hotel have an excellent view of the TajMahal. The Taj Gateway has all the luxurious services for the guests such as a swimming pool, fitness center as well as two restaurant and bars.

Later in the afternoon, you will be picked up from your hotel and will be taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort :


Taj Mahal, Best of North India TourTaj Mahal: Emperor Shah Jahan constructed the Taj Mahal in the memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal who died during the birth of their child in 1631. The construction of this famous monument is said to have taken 22 years, starting from 1631.Over 20,000 artisans were working day and night for the construction of this landmark. Crafts persons and whizzes were brought from France and Italy. And the chief architect was from Iran.  The visit to the TajMahal, will long be remembered by you as the highlight of your North India Tour.

Agra Fort: Emperor Akbar started the construction of this huge red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of Yamuna River in 1565. It was mainly constructed for the soldiers until his grandson, Shah Jahan, added more opulent accommodations. There are a number of attractive buildings within its porches such as SammanBurj, where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son, Moti Masjid, a white marble mosque, Diwan–e–Am, Diwan–e–Khas, Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal and Shish Mahal.

Overnight stay in Agra.

Day 04 – Drive Agra – Jaipur (250 kms/05 hrs)

After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and will be assisted with check-out formalities. You will then start your drive to Jaipur, the Pink city, the next stop on your North India tour, enroute stopping at Fatehpur Sikri, for a guided tour of this ancient capital.



Fatehpur Sikri:

The deserted capital of Emperor Akbar roughly 35 kms outside Agra. This city was built in the 16th century, and was abandoned for 12 years due to the paucity of water. The entire city is still intact, and a sight of this city is worth remembering.  The Buland Darwaza,is the main entrance to this city. It is 54 m tall. This gate was constructed in the honor of Akbar’s victory in Gujarat.


After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, continue your drive to Jaipur. 



Jaipur - It is the capital of Rajasthan, and is known as the “Pink City” because of the pink tinted constructions in the old city.  It is situated on a dry lake bed, bordered by barren hills vanquished by forts and broken walls. The city was found in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, who wanted to be in the good books of the then ruling Mughals. He positioned the city with rectangular blocks according to early Hindu architecture. It is a great city for shopping.

On your arrival at the Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur, you will again be met by our representative and he will assist you with the check in formalities.


Jai Mahal Palace, North India Tour with Taj Group Jai Mahal Palace -The Jai Mahal Palace is set in the midst of several acres of beautifully designed gardens.  The Jai Mahal Palace was the residence of the former Prime Minister of the state of Jaipur, and is now constructed into a luxurious hotel that offers richness with alluring comforts. The hotel is managed by the Taj Group and more or less all the rooms offer an amazing view of the Mughul gardens or the swimming pool. The Jai Mahal Palace provides excellent services and modern amenities. The hotel is situated close to the main shopping center and historical monuments.

Overnight stay in Jaipur.



Day 05 – In Jaipur

After a relaxing breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and will be taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur and Amber.  Tour includes visits to the following places of interest:



Amber Fort:  The Amber Fort is located 11 kms away from Jaipur. Amber was once the ancient capital of Jaipur. The Fort is an excellent illustration of Rajput architecture, impressively situated on a hillside facing a lake, which reflects its walkways and walls.
Hawa Mahal, North India Tour with Taj Group

 

Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds): Constructed by Maharaja Sawaj Pratap Singh in 1799, the Hawa Mahal is one of the Jaipur’s main landmarks; the front of the Mahal has pink windows and lattice work screens. This Mahal was initially constructed for the ladies of the imperial household to watch the ordinary life and parades of the city. 



City Palace: The City Palace is still the dwelling of the former royalty H.H Bhawani Singh Ji of Jaipur. This Palace still has an extensive collection of art, carpets and old weapons. 


Jantar Mantar (Observatory):

 It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728. Jantar Mantar appears to be an inquisitive collection of sculptures but in fact each construction has a detailed purpose such as measuring the positions of stars, altitudes and azimuths, and calculating eclipses. The most striking instrument is the sundial which is 27 meter tall gnomon.  The shadow this casts moves up to 4 meters an hour. 



Overnight stay in Jaipur.



Day 06 – Drive Jaipur – Udaipur (400 kms/ 07 hrs)

After an early breakfast, you will be met by our representative and he will assist you with the check-out formalities. You will then start your drive to Udaipur, the next destination on your North India Tour.

Udaipur -Udaipur, literally meaning “the city of Sunrise”, was established by a Rajput King, MaharanaUday Singh, in 1567, and this city is now also known as the “city of Lakes”  and also the “Venice of the East”

Udaipur is a moony lake city with its marble whims, attractive hibiscus-covered gardens and elegant fountain porches, which symbolize the glory of Rajput era. Like many other cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is the heirloom of an honor-bound race that loved the good things in life and often gave up their lives protecting them.

On your arrival at  the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, you will be met by our representative and he will assist you with the check in formalities.



Taj Lake Palace, North India Tour with Taj GroupTaj Lake Palace -The Taj Lake Palace is set in the midst of the Lake Pichola. It is spread across a four-acre island and is a dreamlike vision in the marble. The palace was constructed by Maharana Jagat Singh II, 62nd successor to the Royal dynasty of Mewar in 1746. The hotel looks as if it floats in turquoise water. The beautiful courtyards, gardens and fountainsdot the graceful white marble palace. When the lights twinkle in the background and Aravalli Mountains silhouetted against the evening sky. The Royal Butlers of the palace looks after all the comforts of the guests and makes sure that they are all treated royally.

Spend rest of the day enjoying the hotel facilities. 


Overnight stay in Udaipur.



Day 07 – In Udaipur

After a relaxing breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and will be taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Tour includes visits to the following places of interest:


City Palace:  The biggest palace complex in Rajasthan is the grand City Palace towering above the lake. The major parts of the palace are now well-maintained as a museum with anenormous collection of glass, ceramic figures and small canvases.

Jagdish Temple: The famous Jagdish Temple is situated 150 meters from the City Palace. This fine Indo-Aryan Temple was constructed by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651. This temple treasures a black stone image of Lord Vishnu as Jagannath, Lord of the universe. A brass image of Garuda the Hindu divinity is in a monument in front of the temple.


Saheliyon ki bari: The Saheliyonki Bari or the garden of the Maids of Honor is situated in the north of the city. It is a small exquisite garden with fountains, stone elephants and a beautiful lotus pond.


Lake Pichola: Rest of the day you are free to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of the city. Lake Pichola derives its name from Pichali village. This lake is fenced by hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and ridges. There are two island palaces in the Lake Pichola, the Jag Niwas and the Jag Mandir. Jag Niwas was built as the summer residence of Prince of Mewar and is now the famous Lake Palace hotel. The Jag Mandir is built of red sandstone with a marble ceiling.  An enchanting way to end your day in Udaipur is by taking a beautiful Boat ride on Lake Pichola in the evening when the City palace in the background unites with the sparkling lake water.

Overnight stay in Udaipur.

Day 08- Fly Udaipur – Mumbai

After an early breakfast at hotel, you will be met by our representative and he will assist you with the check-out formalities. You will then be escorted to airport in time to board flight for Mumbai, the last destination on your North India tour.

 

Mumbai - Mumbai, earlier called as Bombay, is the commercial capital of India. It is also known as the "city that never sleeps". Mumbai is a perfect blend of culture, customs and lifestyle.  Mumbai is India’s most cosmopolitan city, it’s financial powerhouse and the nerve centre of India’s fashion industry and also the Hollywood of India, fondly called “Bollywood”.   Mumbai is dotted with plenty of architectural landmarks from the Victorian era and the days of the Raj.


You will be received at the Mumbai airport by our representative and will be escorted to The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai and will be assisted with the check in formalities.

Taj Mahal, North India Tour with Taj GroupThe Taj Mahal  Palace - The Taj Mahal Palace is a five star hotel in Mumbai, constructed over 100 years ago. The Taj Mahal Palace  is not only Mumbai’s second most photographed hotel, but is also one of the finest hotels. The Taj plays an intrinsic part in the city hosting eminent personalities across the globe. The Taj Mahal Palace has two wings, the low rise, old colonial part, being called the Palace Wing and the modern high rise building next to it that is called the Tower Wing. Both the wings in the hotel give a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India. The Taj Mahal Palace has beautifully furnished rooms, with all the modern facilities.


The Leisure facilities include a swimming pool and a spa. The Taj Mahal Palace also houses 9 restaurants and bars.

Later in the afternoon, you will be picked up from your hotel and will be taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Mumbai.  Tour includes visits to the following places of interest:

The Prince of Wales Museum: The Prince of Wales Museum is located in the heart of South Mumbai, neighboring the Gateway of India. The Prince of Wales Museum is the main museum in Mumbai. The museum is constructed in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The museum building is fenced by a garden of palm trees and formal flower beds. The museum  has roughly 50,000 displays of the age-old history and also objects from foreign origins. With its Art, Archeology and Natural History subdivisions, the Prince of Wales Museum is one of the best museums in the country.

Victoria Terminus: The Victoria Terminus is a World Heritage site and an historic railway station in Mumbai. To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, the station was constructed in 1887 in the BoriBunder area of Mumbai. The construction was designed by Frederick William Steves. The Terminus is one of the city’s largest  buildings with influences from an intricate Italian Gothic design. The first train to steam out of this station, abbreviated as VT, to Thane was in 1853.

Gateway of India, North India Tour with Taj GroupGateway of India: Gateway of India is a monument constructed during the British Raj. It is a conventional arch constructed in 1927, to honor the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. Gateway of India is situated in the southernmost peninsula of the city. It was constructed in honey-colored basalt, and the design and the plan of this gateway was inspired by the 16th century Gujarati architecture. The altering light of the rising and the setting sun bestows different strokes of gold, russet and pink to the striking arch. The Gateway of India clinches historical importance as the last of the British armed forces leaving Independent India by sea, marched through the doorways of Gateway of India.

Marine Drive: The Marine Drive, one of the landmark thoroughfares of South Mumbai , is also known as the Queen’s Necklace because of the shimmering lights that dot this road, that are visible from long distances.

Flora Fountain: The Flora fountain is an embellished and elegant sculpted architectural heritage monument, which stands at a five-point juncture in the heart of the commercial Fort area. This attractive fountain was constructed in the memory of the Governor Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere, as an honor for his influence towards the construction of Mumbai.

Malabar Hill:The Malabar Hill , now one of the poshest residential neighbourhoods of South Mumbai, is so named since it stands on a hillock.  The area offers wonderful views over the Back Bay.  The Hanging Garden called as the Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, on top of the hill, Parsi Towers of Silence, Kamala Nehru Park, the temple of Walkeshwar and the Sand Lord makes it a very popular tourist spot in Mumbai.

Overnight stay in Mumbai.

Day 09- in Mumbai

Mumbai, North India Tour with Taj GroupThe day is free for you.  You can either relax and enjoy the hotel facilities or explore the city on your own..

Overnight stay in Mumbai.

Day 10: Depart Mumbai

Have a relaxed morning at your hotel.  After a 1200 hrs (noon) check out, you will be met by our representative at the hotel and will be assisted with check out formalities. He will then escort you to the airport for your flight back home.



Category of Hotels Deluxe

Valid from 01st Oct'2017 to 15th Apr'18

Us$ 2798 per person

Valid from 16th Apr’17 to 30th Sept’17

US$ 2042 per person
Domestic airfare US$ 140 per person


Cities Deluxe
Delhi Taj Mahal
Agra Taj Gateway
Jaipur Jai Mahal Palace
Udaipur Taj Lake Palace
Mumbai Taj Mahal Palace

**Small supplements may apply for travel between 25th October and 08th November’2017, 20th December'2017 and 05th January'2018 and during the month of February’ 2018. 



Note: All the figures quoted above are net per person in US Dollars.

Our tour price includes:-

  • Accommodation on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis, at the Deluxe hotels mentioned above.
  • Land transportation exactly as per itinerary using an air-conditioned car.
  • Sight-seeing tours exactly as per itinerary including entrance fee to monuments along with an English Speaking Guide.
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