Destinations Covered: Delhi - Varanasi - Mumbai - Udaipur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
India is a treasure of 5,000 years of spectacular history, colourful medley of cultures, religions and landscapes. Historic Expedition of India is a comprehensive tour for travellers to experience the essence of India. Your journey covers the spectacular Mughal monuments in Delhi. Visit the sacred city of Varanasi blessed by the River Ganges. Revel in the city of dreams, Mumbai. Experience the princely grandeurs at the forts and palaces of Udaipur and Jaipur. Witness the awe-inspiring monument of the Taj Mahal in Agra. The diverse splendours create unforgettable memories of your holiday.
On arrival in Delhi, avail a smooth transfer to your hotel. Check-in and relax. Later meet your fellow travellers. Explore the charm of the capital city Delhi, followed by a festive welcome Dinner.
Overnight stay in your hotel.
In the morning, leave for sightseeing of Old Delhi. This part of Delhi is where the real heart of the city lies. When you are explore the ancient buildings, imagine how life had been back in the days. Do stop for bites of the delicious food and shop for wares. Take a rickshaw ride through these twisting lanes. Afternoon is at leisure with car and driver at disposal. Explore the city pleasures on your own.
Today board the flight to one of India's oldest and holiest cities, Varanasi. On arrival check-in to your hotel and freshen up. In the afternoon leave for an excursion to Sarnath, where Gautama Buddha preached his first sermon. The holy ambiance is blissful for your soul. In the evening, get ready for a boat ride to witness the aarti ceremony. The rituals associated with the river is soulful. The hymns, chants, aromas and the sights will leave you spellbound. Back to the hotel for the night.
Awaken before the sun rises as you will leave for a sunrise cruise on the River Ganges. The experience is spiritually cleansing. Bid goodbye to the city as old as civilization, board the afternoon flight to Mumbai.
On arrival to Mumbai, check in to your hotel for overnight stay.
In the morning get ready to explore the sights of India's commercial capital. The 'City of Dreams', Mumbai is replete with many pleasures. Marvel at the icons of Victorian architecture, delightful food, shopping and nightlife. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Return to your hotel for the night.
Board the early morning flight to Udaipur. The 'City of Lakes' against the verdant backdrop will evoke romantic fantasies. Refreshen at you hotel after which you leave for sightseeing. Explore the beautiful sights, such as the City Palace, floating Taj Mahal Palace on the Pichola Lake, lush gardens, etc. Do not miss the boat ride on the lake, as they remind of gondola rides in Venice.
Rest for the night at the hotel.
Today, leave for full day excursion to the exceptional Jain Temples at Ranakpur. The sight of the temple is a noteworthy beauty dedicated to Jain Guru, Adinath. Marvel at the intricate sculpted art adorning the walls, ceiling and every inch of the impressive temple.
Return to Udaipur for the night.
Board the morning flight to Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan. On arrival, check-in you hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Make plans of your own for the Pink City. Shopping and dining are definitely worth experiencing. Get back to the hotel for a restful night.
The day is planned for sightseeing in Jaipur. Drive past the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Proceed to Amber Fort sited atop the hill town of Amer built by the founder of the city, Maharaja Jai Singh. Enter the hill fort in royal style on elephant back. Envision the former days of royalty. After lunch, continue with visit to the City Palace, the residence of the family of Jaipur royalty and Jantar Mantar Observatory, architectural astronomy instruments. After the busy day, return to your hotel for rest.
Early in the morning drive to Agra. En-route visit one of India's most glorious sites, the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival in Agra, check-in to your hotel. Later, visit the spectacular Taj Mahal, the icon of love built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife. After you are fully drunk on the beauty of the Taj, proceed for an evening of cocktails and a festive farewell dinner with fellow travellers.
Today, at sunrise visit the Taj Mahal. The beautiful white marble shines in the golden sunshine. Next, visit Agra Fort. The 15th century fort was the seat of power of the Mughal dynasty and you can learn a lot of the former days. Continue by road to Delhi. On arrival, check-in the hotel for the night.
Early morning check in and proceed for onward destination.