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.
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- 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.
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.
The 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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
Overnight stay 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 (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.
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.
Overnight stay 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.
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.
The 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: 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.
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'2016 to 15th Apr'17
|Us$ 2762 per person|
Valid from 16th Apr’16 to 30th Sept’16
|US$ 2015 per person|
|Domestic airfare||US$ 140 per person|
|Jaipur||Jai Mahal Palace|
|Udaipur||Taj Lake Palace|
|Mumbai||Taj Mahal Palace|
Small supplements may apply for travel between 01st November and 15th November'2016, 20th December'2016 and 05th January'2017 and during the month of February' 2017.
Note: All the figures quoted above are net per person in US Dollars.
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