Day 01: Arrival / Delhi
Meeting and assistance upon arrival in Delhi and our representative would welcome you and transfer to your hotel in Delhi
Welcome to our tour or we say “Atithi devo bhava” guest is an incarnation of God.
Overnight at your hotel
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast, we proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi:
OLD DELHI – Visit Old Delhi- the former center of Mughal power which offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling markets. Visit the Red Fort built in 1648 by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan famous for his great edifice of love the Taj Mahal. Also see the biggest mosque in India the Jama Masjid, constructed by Shah Jahan in 1658. Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. The heart of Old Delhi lies in the area around Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest market areas in India and certainly one of the busiest. Drive through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk to get a feel of the royal life of the Mughal emperors.
To explore this area fully would take days, but a great way to get around and experience the vibrant atmosphere and array of sounds and sights on display is by traditional cycle-rickshaw.
Evening we will visit Akshardham Temple to witness the water show. Reveals India’s ancient secret of inner light through an Upanishadic story of Nachiketa, a nine year old boy, who bravely confronts Yamraaj, the God of Death, and receives from him the knowledge that has made India, a land of enlightenment.
Overnight at your hotel
Day 03: Delhi: (Local Tour with Experience of Kingdom of Dreams)
NEW DELHI - An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.
Later you will be going to visit Kingdom of Dreams. It is a beautiful structure with cleanliness and fragnance of India.
Cuture Gully :- you could find variety of indian cuisine with the feel of different state at one place. Cultural dances enhance the feel. Always blue sky overhead increase the charm
Enjoy the Indian Cuisine and Cultural Dance.
Later drive back to Hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 04: Delhi / Agra (Shatabdi Express – 0610 / 0810 Hrs)
Early morning transfer to the train station to board your train to Agra
Meeting and assistance upon arrival in Agra and transfer to your hotel
After wash and change, we will visit Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant _expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. The Taj is at its most alluring in the relative quiet of early morning, shrouded in mists and bathed with a soft red glow. As its vast marble surfaces fall into shadow or reflect the sun, its colour changes, from soft grey and yellow to pearly cream and dazzling white; it's well worth visiting at different times. This play of light is an important decorative device, symbolically implying the presence of Allah, who is never represented in anthropomorphic form.
We will also enjoy the Tonga Ride to the most beautiful monument in the world
Later we will visit the Agra fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566.
At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms
After Agra Fort, the monument that is most important in Agra is the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah or "Baby Taj" as it is called sometimes. A highly ornate edifice, this mausoleum is considered as the imminent precursor of the Taj Mahal as far as elaborate carvings and inlay work are concerned.
Though the structure does not have much to offer architecturally, it makes a clear departure from the earlier Mughal tombs built during the period and is more softer and with a lot of inlay carvings.
Afternoon, we will enjoy lavish lunch at 5* hotel in Agra
Evening visit to the Kalakriti cultural show, where one can relish exclusive glimpse of the master creation in its various and vibrant moods experience the breathtaking live shows presented by performing artisans depicting the era in time...
It is an attempt to recreate the glory of Mughal architecture at its peak, the Little Taj is a tribute to the craftsmanship of the original Taj Mahal. At the same time, the Little Taj, or the Oswal Taj, is a testimony to the skills of the master craftsmen that make Oswal so special. Overnight at your hotel
Day 05: Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Abhaneri / Jaipur (245 Kms) (05 Hrs Drive)
Morning, after a leisurely breakfast, we will drive to Jaipur, en route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri-perfectly preserved red sandstone "ghost town" which was the estranged capital of Mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed.
Later on the way you will be visiting Abhaneri - a small village of the Dausa district in northern Rajasthan; it is located 95km from Jaipur, towards the Jaipur-Agra highway. The present name of the village, 'Abhaneri', is believed to be a mispronunciation of 'Abha Nagri' or the 'city of brightness'. This ancient village in Rajasthan is renowned for its post-Gupta or early medieval monuments, Chand Baori and Harshat Mata temple. Though the village is in ruins now, tourists throng the village to see Chand Baori which is a huge step well, a unique idea conceived by the natives to work as a water reservoir. Another attraction is the Harshat Mata temple, an architectural jewel on the tourism map of Rajasthan.
From here, we will continue our drive to Jaipur - the fabled "pink city" of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendors, are now living monuments
Upon arrival in Jaipur, check into your hotel. Overnight at your hotel
Day 06: Jaipur
After breakfast, we will visit Amber Fort; we will enjoy flawless beauty of the Fort royally with an elephant ride.
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression.
JAL MAHAL is a palace located in the middle of the serene Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. A paved way leads to the palace, which provides the stunning view of great surroundings and its architecture. The Lake was raised by constructing a dam between the hills by Sawai Man Singh II to cope up with the demand of water for the city.
The Jal Mahal palace is reflects the architectural beauty built in the Rajput and Mughal styles. The palace, built in red sandstone, is a five storied building expose only the top storey, while other four are under water.
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
Afternoon, we will visit the local artisans, making the lac bangales. Art of making lac bangles in Jaipur is a peculiar flair, where through the length of the lane one can let his or her senses indulge in a visual canvas of colors and the music of jingling bangles, which punctuates the endless chatter of women who flood the many shops.
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.
Overnight at your hotel
Day 07: Jaipur / Mumbai (G8 394 – 1255 / 1440 Hrs)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Mumbai
Meeting and assistance upon arrival in Mumbai and transfer to your hotel
After wash and change we will proceed to visit :
Gateway of India. This is the starting point for most tourists who want to explore the city. It was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay, prior to the Darbar in Delhi in December 1911.
Mani Bhavan: The place where Mahatma Gandhi Lived from 1917 - 1934, is now converted into a museum. (If you do not like Museums, Mani Bhavan - The Gandhi Museum can be replaced by Banaganga Water Tank)
Hanging garden: We would walk through one of the most famous British Heritage Garden called the Hanging Garden
Marine Drive is also known as the Queen's necklace and Girgaum Chowpatty is the famous beach in South Mumbai where huge idols of Lord Ganesha are immersed into the water on the last day of Ganesh festival. We will get down at this place only if you want.
Overnight at your hotel
Day 08: Mumbai / Departure
The word "Dabbawala" can be interpreted as "box-carrier" or "lunchpail-man". More specifically, the word dabbawala implies a person in the Indian city of Mumbai who carries and delivers freshly made food from home in lunch boxes to office workers.
The concept of the dabbawala came into being when a person named Mahadeo Havaji Bachche started the lunch delivery service with about a hundred men. At the present time, Indian businessmen are the main customers for the dabbawalas, and the service often includes both cooking and delivery.
10:00 Hrs: The guests will be picked up by the Tourist Guide from the hotel and drive to the Churchgate Railway Station, where they will see the Dabbawalas boarding the Dabbas in the wooden carte in the train.
10:30 Hrs: At Churchgate station the guest will see how the people stand in the Ticket Counter Q and take their tickets to reach their offices. Now the guests will escorted towards the platform to board the local train for Maha Laxmi Station. Local train are the major means of transport in Mumbai. The extensive network of Railways has three lines, namely the Western Line, the Central Main Line and the Harbour Line. Being a linear city, Mumbai is totally covered by local train network.
11:00 Hrs: Guests arrives at Maha Laxmi Station is served by the Mumbai Suburban Railways. The station is situated next to municipal dhobi ghats at Mahalakshmi, on the suburb of Mumbai.
Most of the Dabba walas get down at Mahalaxmi Stn all the offices are close to the this railway station here the Dabbawals sorting out their Tiffin boxes as per the area wise. A brief introduction here with the dabbawalas and their exact arrangements, how the tiffins are coded and distributed at the right place at the right time.
12:00 - 12:30 Hrs: The guests will escorted out from the Maha Laxmi Stn. The guests will proceed to WasherMan Laundry firmly knows as DHOBI GHAT. A unique feature of Mumbai, the dhobi is a traditional laundryman, who will collect your dirty linen, wash it, and return it neatly pressed to your doorstep, all for a pittance. The "laundries" are called "ghats": row upon row of concrete wash pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone. The clothes are soaked in sudsy water, thrashed on the flogging stones, then tossed into huge vats of boiling starch and hung out to dry. Next they are ironed and piled into neat bundles, where almost two hundred dhobis and their families work together in what has always been a hereditary occupation.
12:45 - 13:00 Hrs: Drive Straight to Churchgate Stn. At this Stage the Dabbawalas taking out their dabba carriages and carry them on their head to one place where they do the re – arrangement of tiffins as per the destination area and building. In the particular areas like Nariman point, Maker Chambers with high density of customers, a special crate is dedicated to the area. This Crate carries 150 Tiffins and driven by 3- 4 Dabba walas.
13:30 Hrs: Here the guest will meet these dabawallas and interact with them, they are very keen to welcome us.After meeting them guest will be proceed back to Hotel.
On time, transfer to the international airport to board your onward flight.
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