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Essence of India
9 to 13+ Nights from $3,312*
This sample price: priced within the past 7 days for arrival on 11/16/2024, departure from Tampa TPA (FL), US. Choose your own departure city and dates.
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This 9 night sample itinerary includes:
  Accommodation on Twin sharing basis
  Hotel for 2 nights in Delhi
  Hotel for 1 night in Agra
  Hotel for 2 nights in Jaipur
  Hotel for 2 nights in Udaipur
  Hotel for 2 nights Mumbai
  Daily buffet breakfast at all hotels
  Meeting and assistance on arrival and departures
  Chauffeured air-conditioned vehicles
  English speaking Guide for all excursions and sightseeing
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Delhi (32)     Mumbai (22)     Jaipur (11)     Udaipur (5)    

A fantastic Indian journey from the fascinating capital city; Delhi (great of historical significance as an important commercial, transport, architecture, and cultural hub, as well as the political centre of India); Agra (this city, the bottom right corner of the Golden Triangle, is best known for the Taj Mahal (17th century), a complex mausoleum and best example of Mughal architecture); Jaipur (popularly known as the Pink City of India, with broad avenues, spacious gardens, magnificent forts and palaces); Udaipur (known as the City of Lakes because of its sophisticated lake system. is a tourist destination and is known for its history, culture, scenic locations and the Rajput-era palaces); to Mumbai (known as Bombay, The City of Dreams, is one of the most populous and biggest cities, popular as the entertainment and financial capital). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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no image 9 Nights - Journey from Delhi to Mumbai
departing from Delhi

Delhi is divided in two, New Delhi (the national capital) and Old Delhi, the ancient metropolitan city which sits on the banks of the Yamuna River. A city of contrasts featuring architecture that ranges from the 10th-century Hindu-Rajputana to the 17th century Mughal and 20th-century British influences. Old Delhi is dominated by the grand bazaar of Chandni Chowk set inside the ancient walls of the sprawling Red Fort. The city has a large arts and crafts industry with markets solely dedicated to certain products such as The Spice Market, The Gold and Silver Market and The Handicrafts Market.

Visit the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Old Delhi, Lodi Gardens, Parliament House, Chandni Chowk, Laxminarayan Temple, Khan Market, ISKCON Temple, Qutb Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate, and so much more.

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9 Nights - Journey from Delhi to Mumbai
Day 1 to Day 10
9 Nights - Journey from Delhi to Mumbai

9 Nights - Journey from Delhi to Mumbai

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Today, arrive New Delhi, the capital city of India. Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. After that, transfer to your hotel for 02 nights stay.

Day 2: Day in Delhi

Today, enjoy the day discovering Delhi, pacing through the city which is as historic as modern, like 2 sides of the same coin!

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, which includes a visit to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; a rickshaw ride through narrow alleys and lanes in Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and largest trading markets of the country; and drive past Red Fort, the place that marked the announcement of India’s freedom from the British Raj.

Later in the afternoon, discover the modern city of New Delhi, visiting Qutab Minar, a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture and the world’s tallest brick minaret and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the largest Sikh temple of Delhi, with a gold dome, still in active worship. Drive past President's House, Parliament House and other Government Secretariat Buildings, the most imposing features of Lutyen’s Delhi and take a photo stop at the iconic war memorial arch, the India Gate.

Day 3: Drive Delhi - Agra

After breakfast, embark on your drive to Agra, city of the world famous Taj Mahal. Upon arrival check in at your hotel for an overnight stay.

Later on visit the splendid Agra Fort, built in red sandstone, encapsulating magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and beautiful gardens. In evening witness the surreal views of the Taj Mahal. Step inside this eternal symbol of love and appreciate the intricate designs and symmetries that rhyme as a poem written in marble. Taj Mahal is an extravagant display of love, built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Day 4: Drive Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur

After breakfast, embark on your drive to Jaipur known as the Pink City. Jaipur is home to ancient forts and palaces and is one of India's most well planned cities. En route to Jaipur, visit Fatehpur Sikri, the capital city of the Mughal Empire in the 16th century. Continue drive to Jaipur and upon arrival check in at your hotel for 02 nights stay.

This evening explore the many facets of Jaipuri crafts such as semi precious jewels, pottery, colourful embroidered fabrics with mirror work, woven carpets etc – watch artisans at work and enjoy souvenir shopping in this colourful city of Jaipur.

Day 5: Day in Jaipur

Rise early this morning to visit Jaipur’s famous Amber fort, built in the 16th century. The fort is a mesmerizing blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The Amber Fort was used by the Rajputs for the dual purpose of defense and private residence. The fort encompasses charming gardens and magnificent palaces made from marble and precious stones, richly decorated with intricate stonemason works and paintings, which represented royal splendor and luxury of the Rajput era. To ascend up the fort, you may choose to walk or drive.

This afternoon take a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds, with its unique layer-cake honeycomb windows designed to enable erstwhile women of the royal court to observe passing life without being seen; Jantar Mantar, the largest astronomical observatory built in stone, and the City Palace complex with its impressive gardens and museums.

Day 6: Drive Jaipur - Udaipur

This morning, drive to Udaipur, a serene city set in the scenic valley of Aravalli hills, surrounded by three lakes – Lake Pichola, FatehSagar and UdaiSagar. Upon arrival at Udaipur, check in at your hotel for 02 nights stay.

* Flight option may be available to connect Jaipur – Udaipur. Please check operational status and price of flight at the time of reservation *

Day 7: Day in Udaipur

After breakfast, visit the 16th century City Palace, one of the largest palace complexes in Rajasthan comprising residence of the current Maharaja, heritage hotels, museums and galleries, courtyards and reception halls where royal events take place even today; Jagdish Temple, the 17th century Indo Aryan temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe; Saheliyon-Ki-Bari, garden of the maids of honour, with beautiful green lawns, flower beds, water pools, marble elephants and bird fountains.

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Day 8: FLY Udaipur - Mumbai

Enjoy the morning at leisure in Udaipur.

This afternoon transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival in Mumbai, check-in at your hotel for 02 nights stay.

Day 9: Day in Mumbai

This morning enjoy an excursion tour to the rock cut Elephant Caves (located 10 Km from the Gateway of India, Mumbai). A short shared ferry ride takes you across the harbour to the island of Elephanta for a visit to the Great Cave Temple, which dates back to 550 A.D. Elephanta’s most striking figure represents the three aspects of Shiva – the creator, preserver and destroyer

This afternoon, take a city tour of Mumbai visiting the Gateway of India, built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India; Prince of Wales Museum, built in early 20th century in Indo-Saracenic style architecture, housing a priceless collection of art, sculptures, china and other antiques; Mani Bhavan, Mahatma Gandhi’s home during his stay in Mumbai, which shows glimpses of Gandhi’s life and houses a library of books written by or about Gandhi.

While driving in Mumbai you get an opportunity to observe and take photo stops at some famous landmark sites such as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST – previously called ‘Victoria Terminus’), Mumbai’s most famous railway station, a brilliant specimen of Victorian Gothic style architecture in India; Dhobi Ghat, the open air launderette, Nariman Point and Marine Drive Queens Necklace view.

Day 10: Depart Mumbai

After breakfast, transfer to airport to catch your flight back home.


INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation on twin/double share basis.
  • Daily Breakfast included at hotel.
  • Meeting and assistance on arrival and departures.
  • Chauffeured air-conditioned private vehicle for all transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours.
  • English speaking local guide for sightseeing in each city.
  • All currently applicable taxes.
EXCLUSIONS
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone, fax, internet, beverages, snacks, medical expenses etc.
  • Optional activities / experiences attract supplement charge
  • Domestic / International air fare
  • Indian Visa Fees
  • Any other services not mentioned in Price Inclusions above
SPECIAL NOTES
  • Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays.
  • Elephanta Caves and Prince of Wales museum in Mumbai is closed on Mondays
  • Price includes only those items specified in the itinerary
  • Price is quoted per person, in US Dollars, on twin share. Rates are not valid during blackout dates such as 20th December till 10th January, long weekend, festive period and city sold out dates.
  • Check in / Check out time at hotels is usually 14:00 / 12:00 Hrs.
  • Domestic flights in India has baggage limitation of 15 kg check in baggage and 7 kg hand baggage.
  • In case of any significant foreign exchange fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
  • In case of any cancellation, deviation or delay in journey due to weather, traffic, political conditions and / or other force majeure events, we will make alternative arrangements, with client’s approval, in the best interest of clients. If such alternative arrangements incur any extra charge, the same shall be borne by the client. The client will not be entitled to refund for any missed sightseeing resulting out of such events, which are beyond our control.
Day 1
Arrive to Delhi
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Day 3
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Overnight in Delhi   25 hotels offered
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Overnight in Delhi   25 hotels offered
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Overnight in Delhi   25 hotels offered
Optional   453 Things to do
Day 8
Overnight in Delhi   25 hotels offered
Optional   453 Things to do
Day 9
Overnight in Delhi   25 hotels offered
Optional   453 Things to do
Day 10
Departing from Delhi

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Delhi is divided in two, New Delhi (the national capital) and Old Delhi, the ancient metropolitan city which sits on the banks of the Yamuna River. A city of contrasts featuring architecture that ranges from the 10th-century Hindu-Rajputana to the 17th century Mughal and 20th-century British influences. Old Delhi is dominated by the grand bazaar of Chandni Chowk set inside the ancient walls of the sprawling Red Fort. The city has a large arts and crafts industry with markets solely dedicated to certain products such as The Spice Market, The Gold and Silver Market and The Handicrafts Market.

Visit the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Old Delhi, Lodi Gardens, Parliament House, Chandni Chowk, Laxminarayan Temple, Khan Market, ISKCON Temple, Qutb Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate, and so much more.