Jewels & Temples of India
Visit the world famous heritage sites located in North India & Mumbai. Think culture, tradition, a blast of vibrant colors and your senses immersed in the various flavors India has to offer.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Ultimate
Group Size Small Group
Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Location: Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Pushkar – Jodhpur – Rankpur – Udaipur – Mumbai – Aurangabad – Mumbai
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Rankpur & Udaipur are some of India’s most loved destinations; each city has its own history, heritage & charm. Delhi & Agra showcase the Mughal era in the form of Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb & ofcourse, the Taj Mahal. Rajasthan stands for opulence, with its glorious forts & palaces. Ranakpur Jain Temple is one of the most famous Jain temples known for its stunning architecture and design. An experience not to miss is the boat ride at Lake Pichola, watch the sun set while you’re exploring Udaipur on a boat. Mumbai provides a contrasting vibe to the old world rustic touch of Rajasthan; Mumbai is fast, free & urban. We’ll also visit the Ajanta & Ellora caves, which are rock cut cave monuments dating back to 2nd century BCE!
To connect the dots, prior to exploring the caves we suggest a two-night stay in Mumbai. Not only is this bustling city full of rich culture and history, it’s also an ideal linking point from anywhere else in the country, to seamlessly add-on your visit to the caves on a wider tour of Rajasthan and north India.
Highlights of Tour
- Visit the Taj Mahal – world renowned monument of love
- Go for an elephant ride towards Amber Fort
- Watch the sunset on a boat, sailing Lake Pichola
- Explore the Blue City + the opulent Mehrangarh Fort
- Enjoy the nightlife in Mumbai
On arrival, our representative will welcome you at the airport for your transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, proceed to places of interest in Delhi. You will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat – the cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi, also known as, Father of the Nation, President’s Palace, the historical India Gate, Sikh Temple and Akshardham Temple.
In the afternoon, you visit the 73 meter tall Qutub Minar, an architectural brilliance which was built around 1500 A.D by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek – a slave turned monarch and Humayun’s tomb ; the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. Overnight at hotel
Day 3-Delhi - Agra (233 kms/ 04 hours)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive to Taj Mahal – a world renowned Monument of love and a UNESCO world heritage site. Taj was built by Shah Jahan, one of the most popular Mughal emperors. Next, you will be accompanied to Agra Fort ; Mughal emperor Akbar’s brainchild that employed 4000 workers and took 8 years! Overnight at the hotel
Agra - Jaipur (235 kms/ 04 hours)
After breakfast, you drive to Jaipur, en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri ,which was once the Mughal capital. Arrive in Jaipur and rest in your hotel.
After breakfast, you will visit the top of Amber Fort, but on elephants for a truly regal feel. Later, visit City Palace, Observatory and Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace). Overnight in Jaipur.
Jaipur-Pushkar (148 kms/2.25 hours)
After breakfast you will leave for Pushkar, a town in Rajasthan which curls around a holy lake, said to have appeared when Brahma dropped a lotus flower. You will visit the old, rustic temples of Pushkar, specially the Brahma Temple and stroll along the ghats of Pushkar lake. Camel safaris are also present.
Overnight at hotel.
Pushkar – Jodhpur (190 Kms / 4hours)
After breakfast, you will drive to Jodhpur. Check in rest in the hotel. Our guide will accompany you for sightseeing of Mehrangarh fort, built in 1460 on a hill top and visit its museum. In the evening, visit the city as The Blue City really is blue! Inside is a tangle of winding, glittering, medieval streets, which never seem to lead where you expect them to. Overnight at your hotel.
Jodhpur – Ranakpur (155 Kms / 2.5 hours)
After breakfast, you will drive to Ranakpur to visit world famous Jain Temple known for its magnificent architecture . Over 1444 marble pillars carved in exquisite details support the temple and the beauty is, each pillar is different from the other. Overnight in hotel.
Ranakpur – Udaipur (95 Kms / 2 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Udaipur, known as the Venice of the East and the “City of Lakes”. In the evening, you will go for a boat cruise in lake Pichola, surrounded by splendid hills, palaces, and temples. Make sure to have your camera ready for the scenic views you’ll experience while boating! Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for a city tour which includes the 400 year old City Palace of the Mewar dynasty and Jagdish Temple, built by Maharana Jagat Singh, who ruled Udaipur during 1628-53. Then, drive around Fatehsagar Lake and Sahelion Ki Bari (Garden of the maidens). Evening free for leisure. Overnight at hotel
Udaipur – Mumbai (By Flight)
After breakfast, you will be assisted for your transfer to the airport where you board a flight for Mumbai, the financial capital of India and the largest port city in the subcontinent with cultural significance as well as an urban nightlife. The name of the city comes from the local goddess Mumba Devi (mother goddess). In the afternoon, you leave for sightseeing of the city visiting Victoria Terminus, Hanging Garden and driving through Queen’s Necklace. Overnight at hotel.
Mumbai – Aurangabad (By Flight 1 hour)
After breakfast, you will be taken to Gateway of India to take a ferry to Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO world heritage site hosting a collection of cave temples! In the late evening, transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Aurangabad. Overnight stay at Aurangabad .
After breakfast, you will visit Ajanta caves, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, hosting 30 rock cut Buddhist cave monuments, dating back to 2nd century BCE. These caves were discovered in AD 1819 by John Smith, an officer in the British ruling Government.
Aurangabad - Mumbai (By Flight)
After breakfast, you will visit Ellora Caves, which are one the largest rock cut monastery temple cave complexes in the world. Later in the day, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Mumbai and connect to your subsequent international flight.
Transfer to airport to take onwards flight.