12-Day India Highlights and Beach Holiday
Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
- Visit the symbol of love at Taj Mahal
- Explore relics of Mughal Empire through the royal architecture in Agra Fort
- Admire the historical beauty of Jaipur and the well-preserved Amber Fort
- Experience the contrast of Mumbai’s gorgeousness
- Enjoy the fine the beach of Goa and experience the nightlife
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- Day 1
Welcome to India! On your arrival in India, the representative will greet you at the airport and take you to the driver to transfer to the hotel, and then after checking in, you can spend the rest of the day beginning your exploration or staying in the hotel to recover from the long-haul flight.
- Day 2
Today, you will be driven to Old Delhi to pay a visit to the Jama Masjid, a fine example of Mughal architectures. And next, you will get on a local rickshaw traveling through the vibrant local market of Chandni Chowk.
Next, visit the historical site of Red Fort, followed by Qutub Minar with old ruins near and around. And later on, you are to get the peace of mind through a visit to the well decorated Raj Ghat, and then you will drive by a cluster of emblematic sites in the city, covering Red Fort, India Gate, President’s House, Parliament House & Government Secretariat Buildings. The last stop is the majestic Hindu temple of Laxmi Narayan.
- Day 3
Today, you are going to transfer to Agra (4-5 hours). You can spend the rest of the day at leisure after getting to the hotel.
- Day 4
Today, you will first visit the symbol of love and beauty, the Taj Mahal, the tomb of Shah Jahan’s most loving wife. The sheer size and symmetry that the Taj Mahal shows will absolutely blow your mind. And then, you are to go on a trip to the superb Agra Fort, walking courtyard after courtyard, admiring the amazing architecture details, learning about the history of this royal palace that made of red sandstone.
The rest of the day is yours to spend, and you can call for your driver whenever you need him.
- Day 5
Today, you will be heading for Jaipur. On the way, you stop at Fatehpur Sikri (about 1.5 hours drive) for a stroll in the magnificent ancient fortified city. And then continue your drive to Jaipur (about 3.5 hours drive), followed by hotel check-in and getting some good sleep.
- Day 6
Today, you will be driven to the Amber Fort and then take a jeep ride to the entrance. At the fort, you will see how the royalty lived in all that grandeur, and at the same time admiring the well preserved spectacular decoration. Go into the palace to admire the mesmerizing Sheesh Mahal, which features the numerous glasses that beautifully embellished the palace. After that, you’ll drive passing the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), which is a popular photo stop all over the world for its magnificent architecture. Next, visit the City Palace Museum that stores a collection of royal costume and superb shawls and then visit the ancient astronomical and astrological observatory of Jantar Mantar.
- Day 7
Today, you will spend the time in the morning on your own, and in the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival, the representative will meet you and escort you to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to spend.
- Day 8
After enjoying your breakfast, you’ll first go visiting the Elephanta Cave for the stunning rock cut architecture of the caves. In the afternoon, you’ll travel through a cluster of the city landmarks, including Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens, Marine Drive, the Chowpaty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India, Crawford Market and Flora Fountain.
- Day 9
In the morning, your driver will take you to the airport for your flight to Goa. On arrival, the representative will meet you and take you to the hotel, and you can have a good rest for the rest of the day.
- Day 10
Today, you’ll go on a historical trip to explore the influences that Portuguese have on Goa’s religion and architecture. Firstly, visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus, one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India, where thousands of pilgrims come to admire the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. And then pay a visit to the St. Cathedral (the biggest), Church of St. Francis of Assisi, and St. Cajetan Church, which are deeply affected by the style of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, as well as Church of Lady of Rosary and Nunnery of St. Monica. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city.
- Day 11
You are able to spend the day playing water and enjoying the fresh air on the beach of Goa, and explore some interesting pubs during the night time, to experience the local nightlife (transport and guide service will not be offered on this day).
- Day 12
After enjoying your breakfast, check out and wait for the driver to pick you up, escorting you to the airport for your flight to Mumbai, and then you can connect your onwards flight.
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- Qutub Minar
- Amber Fort
- Palace of Winds
- Taj Mahal
- Goa Beach Holiday
- Fatehpur Sikri