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Legacy of India

$ 1,995.00

14 DAY DELHI – VARANASI – KHAJURAHO – ORCHA – AGRA – JAIPUR – JODHPUR – UDAIPUR – MUMBAI

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival in Delhi airport, our representative will meet and welcome you at the airport. Your driver will assist you with your bags and then, you will be transferred to your hotel. Upon reaching your hotel, check-in & relax.

Hotel in Delhi
Category A Property: Africa Avenue or similar
Category B Property: ITC Welcom-Dwarka or similar
Category C Property: Taj Palace Hotel

Day 02: In Delhi (B/D)

Breakfast at Hotel.
Morning: Sightseeing tour of Old Delhi visting the Jama Masjid, built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Take a stroll down through Chandi Chowk, the heart of Old Delhi and the place to be for the full-on Indian experience of crowded, twisted alleys and tiny shops and Red Fort, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the year 1648. Also visit Raj Ghat, a memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

Afternoon: Sightseeing tour of New Delhi visiting Qutub Minar, a 72.5 m minaret, the tallest “skyscraper” in the world when built (1193-1368). Drive past India Gate, a memorial for the Indian soldiers who died in World War I and President’s House, the official residence of the President of India”

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Delhi – Varanasi by air (B/D)

Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi.
Known as Benares or Kashi in ancient India, Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world, with a written history dating back more than 4,000 years. It has an intense, almost palpable atmosphere of spiritual devotion, a feeling of an unending religious festival. Hundreds of temples propitiate the thousands of deities in the Hindu pantheon. Pilgrims from every part of this vast nation crowd the narrow streets and the riverside ghats.
Drive to the nearby ancient Buddhist learning center of Sarnath. Here, Gautama Buddha preached his first sermon to his first disciples. Visit some of the Buddhist temples and Sarnath Museum (Closed on Fridays) which houses some of the great treasures of Indian Buddhist art. Also visit a local silk-weaving workshop.
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

Hotel in Varanasi
Category A Property: Hotel Jade Inn
Category B Property: Radisson Hotel
Category C Property: The Gateway Ganges

Day 04: In Varanasi (B/D)

Early morning boat ride on the Ganges River to see thousands of Hindus devotees descend to the holy water for purification. Walk along the Ghats followed by tour of the Bharat Mata Temple and Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
Return to Hotel for breakfast
Morning visit Alamgir Mosque and the Ramnagar Fort, home of former Maharaja of Banaras. The Durga temple, Tulsi Manas temple. Drive around the Benares Hindu University, built during the Indian freedom struggle and is known as Oxford of the East.
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

Day 05: Varanasi – Khajuraho by air (B/D)
Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer to airport to board flight for Khajurhao.

Afternoon: Visit the Eastern and Western Group of Temples- World renowned for its sculptured temples dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, and Jain deities, and the sexually explicit carvings both inside and outside the temple. This UNESCO world heritage site is believed to have had over 75 temples of which 22 remain today.

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

Hotel in Khajuraho
Category A Property: Ramada Khajuraho
Category B Property: Radisson Hotel
Category C Property: Taj Chandela

Day 06: Khajuraho – Orchha –Jhansi by Surface (170Kms./ 4Hrs) & Jhansi –Agra by train (B/L/D)
Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Jhansi Railway Station for train to Agra en-route visiting Orchha.

Located on the banks of the Betwa River, Orchha has changed little over the centuries. Although a small town today, Orcha once served as the capital of the Bundela Kings, one of the largest and powerful Kingdom in central India, and as a result, Orchha has more temples and palaces than any town of this size deserves. Crumbling temples and palaces are scattered across rural countryside, their spires and domes rise from the jungle. Orchha, means ‘Hidden’ and it is indeed a hidden gem. Visit Orchha Fort Palace Complex, Raja Ram Temple and Cenotaphs and tour the local village.
Lunch at a local restaurant in Orchha.
Dinner &amp overnight.

Hotel in Agra
Category A Property: The Fern Hotelvernight at Hotel
Category B Property: Jaypee Palace
Category C Property: ITC-Mughal

Day 07: In Agra (B/D)
Breakfast at Hotel.

Morning: visit Agra Fort (UNESCO World Heritage Site) – Construction of this massive red-sandstone fort, on the bank of the Yamuna River, was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565. The fort was built primarily as a military structure, but Shah Jahan transformed it into a palace, and later it became his gilded prison for eight years after his son Aurangzeb seized power. Also visit Mother Teresa orphanage.

Late afternoon: Visit Taj Mahal at sunset, to watch one of the most well preserved and architecturally beautiful tombs in the world, a mausoleum of white marble, built between 1631 and 1648 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife.
Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

Day 08: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri –Bharatpur – Jaipur by surface (240 Kms./5 Hrs) (B/D)

Breakfast at Hotel.
Drive to Jaipur. En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri – “The City of Victory” or the abandoned red sandstone city, was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century. It was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only 10 years and is believed to be abandoned due to scarcity of water.

Also visit Bharatpur Bird Santuary by Cycle Rickshaw ride, a large marshland, is one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world. Over three hundred species of bird migrate to this bird sanctuary from Siberia and China.

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

Hotel in Jaipur
Category A Property: Holiday Inn City Centre
Category B Property: ITC- Rajputna
Category C Property: Taj Jai Mahal

Day 09: In Jaipur (B/D) (
Breakfast at Hotel.

Morning: visit Amber Fort and enjoy an elephant/jeep ride.
Situated in Amber, 11 kilometers from Jaipur, Amber Fort is one of the most famous forts of Rajasthan. Built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the fort was built in red sandstone and marble and the Maotha Lake down below adds a charm to the entire Fort. It boasts of various buildings of prominence like the ‘Diwan-i-Aam’, the ‘Sheesh Mahal’ and the ‘Sukh Mahal’ and has influences of both Hindu and Muslim architecture. En-route to Amber Fort, make a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal “the Palace of Winds”.

Afternoon: Visit the Maharaja’s City Palace. A complex of courtyards, gardens and buildings, the impressive City Palace is right in the centre of the Old City, with an imposing blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture. Also visit Jantar Mantar, a UNESCO world heritage site, the largest of five astronomical observatories build by Maharaja Jai Singh during the period 1727-1734 in North India.

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

Day 10: Jaipur – Jodhpur by surface (320 Kms./6 Hrs) (B/D)
Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Jodhpur.
Afternoon: visit Mehrangarh Fort – founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha (After whom the city is named) the Fort is intricately adorned with long carved panels and latticed windows of exquisite designs in Red Sandstone. Also visit Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum, displaying an exclusive range of personal belongings of the Maharaja and the royal family.

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

Hotel in Jodhpur
Category A Property: Hotel Park Plaza
Category B Property: Taj Hari Mahal
Category C Property: Taj Hari Mahal

Day 10: Jaipur – Jodhpur by surface (320 Kms./6 Hrs) (B/D)
Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Jodhpur.

Afternoon: visit Mehrangarh Fort – founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha (After whom the city is named) the Fort is intricately adorned with long carved panels and latticed windows of exquisite designs in Red Sandstone. Also visit Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum, displaying an exclusive range of personal belongings of the Maharaja and the royal family.
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

Hotel in Jodhpur
Category A Property: Hotel Park Plaza
Category B Property: Taj Hari Mahal
Category C Property: Taj Hari Mahal

Day 11: Jodhpur – Ranakpur -Udaipur by surface (260 Kms./5 Hrs) (B/D)
Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Udaipur.
Visit Kumbhalgarh, once the site of an ancient citadel dating back to the 2nd century AD, Rana Kumbha founded the fort of Kumbhalgarh in the 15th century. Kumbhalgarh is one of the few forts in India that remain unconquered till date. One of the reasons behind this is the inaccessibility and hostile topography of the fort. Maharana Fateh Singh got the fort renovated in the 19th century.

Also visit Ranakpur, is widely known for its marble Jain temple, said to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples (Temples opens from 1200 to 1600 hrs for the public daily). Light colored marble has been used for the construction of this grand temple. The temple, with its distinctive domes, shikhara, turrets and cupolas rises majestically from the slope of a hill. Over 1444 marble pillars, carved in exquisite detail, support the temple.

Afternoon: Boat ride at Lake Pichola – during boat ride you will be able to view the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. Visit the Jag Mandir Palace -the other island palace in the middle of the lake.
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

Hotel in Udaipur
Category A Property: Hotel Swaroop Vilas
Category B Property: Radisson Udaipu
Category C Property: Taj Lake Palace

Day 12: Udaipur – Mumbai by air (B/D)
Breakfast at Hotel.
Morning: City tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace, built in 1725, which houses the Dilkhush Mahal, Sheesh Mahal-studded with glittering Belgium Mirrors, Moti Mahal and the Palace of Lord Krishna all of which are ornately decorated. Later visit Sahelion Ki Bari -“gardens and fountains”

Enjoy a Tuk tuk ride (local auto vehicle) from Jagdish Temple to Hotel.
Transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

Hotel in Mumbai
Category A Property: Hotel Fariyas
Category B Property: Trident Nariman Point
Category C Property: Taj Mahal Palace

Day 13: In Mumbai (B/D)
Breakfast at Hotel.
Visit Mumbai City: visit Gateway to India, an elegant 26 mtrs stone archway, erected as a symbol of welcome to Queen Mary and King George V of England on their visit to India in 1911; Church Gate Station to watch the “dabba – wallahs”, Prince of Wales Museum – premier art and history museums in India and Victoria Terminus, a major landmark of Mumbai city. Also visit Dhobi Ghat, Laundry quarters – only of its kind in world, Mani Bhavan – Mahatma Gandhi’s home and Museum and drive past Marine Drive – a bustling waterfront promenade.
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

Day 14: Leave Mumbai
Transfer to airport to board international flight back Home

Seasonally
Normal Season: 16 Apr – 30 Sep
Peak Season: 01 Oct- 15 Apr 2017

Surcharges applicable for travelling during the Christmas and New Year period (from 21 Dec- 10 January 2017)



Based on Category A
$1995
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Normal Season: $1995
  • Normal Single supplement: $750
  • High Season: $2325
  • High Single supplement: $795
  • Guranteed For 2 passengers

Based on Category B
$2495
Land only per person based on sharing
  • Normal Season: $2495
  • Normal Single supplement: $675
  • High Season: $2975
  • High Single supplement: $975
  • Guranteed For 2 passengers

Based on Category C
$3595
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Normal Season: $3595
  • Normal Single supplement: $1250
  • High Season: $4475
  • High Single supplement: $1525
  • Guranteed For 2 passengers

Additional information

OVERVIEW

The tour highlights the very best and must see places of Classical India. From the capital Delhi, the journey begins with Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities in the world and the holiest for the Hindus to the stunning 1,000 year-old temples – infamous for their explicit carving depicting the entire Kama Sutra. The rural India at its best can be seen at Orcha and continue to the city of mesmerising Taj Mahal with all its myths and legends and Jaipur, the capital of colourful Rajasthan. The forts and palaces of Jodhpur and Udaipur leave you spellbound and you wake up in city of Dreams, the most iconic and fashionable Mumbai, where life never stops!

DEPARTURE

Guaranteed departure for minimum 2 travelers.

HOTELS

Dehli: ●Taj Palace Hotel ●Vivanta By Taj-Dwarka●Afica Avenue
Varanasi: ●The Gateway Ganges ●Radisson Hotel ●Hotel Jade Inn
Khajuraho: ●Taj Chandela ●Radisson Hotel ●Ramada Khajuraho
Agra: ●ITC-Mughal ●Jaypee Palace ●Howard Plaza (The Fern Hotel)
Jaipur: ●Taj Jai Mahal ●ITC- Rajputna ●Holiday Inn City Centre
Jodhpur: ●Taj Hari Mahal ●Taj Hari Mahal ●Hotel Park Plaza
Udaipur: ●Taj Lake Palace ●Radisson Udaipu●Hotel Swaroop Vilas
Bombay: ●Taj Mahal Palace ●Trident Nariman Point ●Hotel Fariyas

INCLUSIONS

 Accommodation for total 13 nights sharing double room on half board (breakfast + dinner) basis.
 All arrival / departure transfers and sightseeing / excursion as per programme by air-conditioned Toyota Innova Car.
 Local English speaking guides
 Airfare: Delhi – Varanasi – Khajuraho sectors (Economy Class – Baggage Allowance 15 kg per person)
 Entrances to Monuments (single visit only)
 Company representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
 Boat ride on river Ganges in Varanasi
 Boat ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur
 Rickshaw ride to Bharatpur Bird Santuary
 Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur.
 Train fare from Jhansi – Agra by Shatabdi Train on Chair Class.
 All presently applicable taxes.

EXCLUSIONS

◾International Airfare/train ticket, Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
◾Travel insurance. visa fees, gratuities, drinks, personal spending and optional activities.
◾Camera or Video permits
 Any airfare
 Expenses of personal nature like drinks, personal insurance, tips and telephone calls.
 Any additional expenses due to unforeseen problems like natural disaster, war or strikes, cancellation or misconnection of flight or last minute change of timings etc.
 Any other service, which has not been specified as "included".

QUESTIONS

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