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Best of India Tour

Destination:
Bombay, Bhavnagar, Palitana, Rajkot, Wankaner, Ahmedabad, Modhera, Patan, Mount Abu, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Delhi
Duration: 20 nights/21 days

Gate Way of India MumbaiDay 01 Arrive Bombay

Arrive Bombay airport. Meeting/assistance at airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 02 Bombay
Morning breakfast at hotel and leave for city tour of Mumbai visiting Chowpatti, Gateway of India, Prince Wales Museum, Dhobi Ghat (open laundry), Malabar hill, Hanging garden, Kamla Nehru park, Haji Ali Mosque, Marine drive (Queen's necklees) Mahalakshmi Temple etc. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03 Bombay/Bhavnagar by flight

Morning breakfast at hotel. Intime meeting/assistance at hotel and transfer to airport to board flight for Bhavnagar. Arrive Bhavnagar, meeting/assistance at airport and drive Palitana. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Palitana is a gateway to Shatrunjaya, the Place of Victory. It is famous as one of Jainism's holiest pilgrimage places. The climb up 2 kms to the hill will lead you into 863 different Jain temples built over a period of 900 years. The most important temple is dedicated to Sri Adhiswara, the first tirthankar a Jain Founder) Nearby is the Muslim shrine of Angar pi. Childless women come here and make offering of miniature cradles at this shrine to become mothers. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 Palitana/Rajkot

Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to RajkotThe former capital of princely state. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Rajkot visiting Jubilee Garden, Watson Museum, Bal Bhawan, Gandhi No Delo and Ramkrishna temple. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 Rajkot/Wankaner/Ahmedabad

Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Ahmedabad. Enroute visit Wankaner visiting various temple and Ranjit Vilas Palace etc. Thereafter continue your drive to Ahmedabad. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 Ahmedabad
Morning breakfast at hotel and leave for city tour of Ahmedabd visiting Adalej step well, Sarkhej ka Roja, Akshardham temple, Hatheesingh Temple, Gandhi Ashram, Calico Museum etc. overnight at hotel.

Day 07 Ahmedabad/Modhera/Patan/Mount Abu
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Mount Abu The only hill station of Rajasthan. Enroute visit Sun Temple of Modhera one of the finest examples of Indian temple architecture of its period. Built in 1026 A.D the temple is dedicated to the Sun God, Surya and stands high on a plinth overlooking a deep stone tank. Every inch of the edifice, both inside and outside is magnificently carved with Gods and Goddesses, birds, beasts and flowers. Later proceed to Patan: Home of the famous patola silk saris, Patan is a beautiful old town with Jain temples and carved wooden houses. Rana ki vav (step well) is another interesting place to visit in Patan and also visit Sidhpur: Situated on the banks of river Saraswati is famous for two things - havelis of the Vohra community of Muslims and as a Hindu pilgrim center. A guided walk to see the havelis along the narrow streets is rather interesting; wherein marvelous carvings and glass paintings could be seen. You might be taken inside a Haveli by some friendly families. Thereafter drive to Mount Abu- Verdant Oasis in the hills, the Pleasant set amidst the lush forested hills. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon relaxingly enjoy the beauty of Mt. Abu situated at 1200 ft above the sea level the only hill station of Rajasthan. Overnight at hotel.
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Day 08 Mount Abu

Morning breakfast at hotel and leave for city tour visit the most beautiful and artistic Jain temples called as Dilwara. During the day walk to the Nakki Lake, Honeymoon Point and in the evening have marvelous view of the sunset from the Aravalli range. Overnight in hotel.

Day 09 Mount Abu/Udaipur

Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Udaipur. -City Of Lakes or Veince of East founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1567 AD Udaipur, surrounded by Lovely land around the azure water lakes hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravali ranges, upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening optional visit to Lok kala Mandir for cultural program on direct payment basis. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 Udaipur

Morning breakfast at hotel and leave for city tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace - The largest palace complex of Rajasthan it is a completely white structure standing majestically on a hill surrounded by crenellated walls. Lake palace or Jag niwas - one of the most beautiful palaces of the world, Jag Mandir - The island palace was commenced Maharana Jagat Singh and Jagdish Temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Garden of the Maids) etc. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 Udaipur/Ranakpur/Jodhpur

Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Jodhpiur. Enroute visit Ranakpur- The pilgrimage town of the Jains, renowned for some marvelously carved exquisite architectural Jain temples amidst the peaceful Aravalli range. Visiting Ranakpur temple exquisite architectural Jain temples amidst the peaceful Aravalli range three storied structure, with 29 halls, 80 domes and 1,444 pillars and no two pillars are alike every pillar is intricately carved with equal delicacy in Amber stone. Thereafter continue drive to Suncity Jodhpur - Tales of Grandeur and great heroes. Jodhpur set at edge of the Thar desret, the Imperial city echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon visit Mehrangarh Fort 125 meters high above the plains founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD., Down the road from Mehrangarh fort is Jaswant Thada, an attractive marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh some sections of the thin marble walls are translucent feature extolled by resident guides as some thing of a miracle and Umaid Bhawan Palace, Only Palace built in mid 20th century in India. Overnight at hotel.

Amber Fort Jaipur RajasthanDay 12 Jodhpur/Jaipur
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Jaipur The picturesque capital of Rajasthan. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day free. Evening optional visit to Rajmandir cinema hall famous for its beautiful interiors or "Chokhi Dhani" - A five star ethnic village Resort for dinner on direct payment basis. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13 Jaipur
Morning after breakfast and leave for full day city tour to Amber fort and ride the hill on the back of decorated elephant and feel like Maharaja. Afternoon tour to the Pink city (Jaipur) built in the 1727 A. D. To visit Hawa Mahal - Palace of winds , City Palace Complex which houses the rare and rich collection of ornaments, arms, royal costumes, carpets and decorative art objects of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal art and architecture, Jantar Mantar - A 18th century Observatory and Birla Mandir. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 14 Jaipur/Fatehpur Sikri/Agra (250 kms/5 hrs)

Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Agra. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri - The city of victory beautifully preserved. The sandstone mansions of Sikri are experiments in art and architecture and to a great extent uphold Akbar's ideals and visions. Later continue your dirve to Agra upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon City tour of Agra visiting world famous Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonder of the world. A pristine monument of undying love and also visit The rusty red sand stone Agra fort. The first of the great mughal buildings where three Mughal emperors left their foot prints. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15 Agra/Orchha
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Orchha. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Orchha visiting various temple and Palaces such as Raja Ram temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Shiva Mandir, Panch Mukhi Mahadev Mandir and other cenotaphs " Chhatries" on the bank of river Betwa and also visit Fort palace of Raj Mahal, Jahangir Mahal, Diwan -I- Khas and last palace in the series Rai Praveen Mahal. Overnight at hotel Kahuraho Temple, Khajuraho ToursDay 16 Orchha/Khajuraho (180 kms)
Morning breakfast at hotel proceed for Khajuraho - The first capital of the Chandelas, who rose to rule the region in the 9th century and the temples of Khajuraho are India’s unique gift to the world representing, as they do, a paean to life, to love, to joy, perfect in execution and sublime in expression. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Khajuraho discovered the great erotic temple complex of western and eastern group.The temples in the western group complex are large and lavishly decorated, displaying the wealth and power of its rulers, these are dedicated to either Lord Vishnu or Shiva, the Kandariya mahadeo, Chaunsat yogini, Chitragupta Temple, Vishwanath temple and the eastern group temples dived into two rough clusters such as Parsvanath Temple, Ghantai temple and Adinath temple etc, these temples are dedicated to Jain Tirthankara. Evening optional visit to cultural dance show (ticket on direct payment basis). Overnight at hotel.

Day 17 Kajuraho/Varanasi by flight
Morning after breakfast. Meeting /assistance at hotel and transfer to airport to board a flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival in Varanasi meeting/assistance at hotel and transfer to hotel. Afternoon leave for Saranath ten km north of Varanasi where the Buddha preached his first sermon and first organized an order of monks, the sangha. Among the excavated buildings are monasteries, shrines and the foundation stupas. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18 Varanasi
Early morning boat ride in the river Ganges to apprise you of the various Hindu rituals taking place at the bathing ghats, also witness the wonderful sunrise from the river Ganges. After breakfast leave for temple/city tour of Varanasi, about 2,000 odd temples along the banks of the Ganges at Varanasi and bathe in the river. The temples in Benares is the goal of the thousands of pilgrims that visit this ancient pilgrimage site. Visit the Bharat Mata temple, the exteriors of Vishwanath temple and the Durga temple in the holy city of Varanasi. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19 Varanasi/Delhi by flight
Morning breakfast at hotel. Intime meeting/assistance at hotel and transfer to airport. Arrive Delhi meeting/assistance at airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20 Delhi
Morning breakfast at hotel and followed by combined city tour of old and new Delhi visiting Mughal monuments like the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Rajghat- the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Humayun Tomb and drive pass to British landmark such as India Gate, President house and Govt. Secretariat. Also visit 12th century Minaret- Qutab Minar graceful and well sculptured and stands 75 meters, Lotus Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 21 Delhi onwards destination
Morning breakfast at hotel. Intime meeting/assistance at hotel and transfer to airport to board return flight.

Price: Rs. 55,000/- per person/night with standard hotel

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