16-Day India Highlights and Beach Holiday
Tour Style: Tailor-made 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 and poverty with a visit to a slum
- Have a glimpse of Indian film making process at Bollywood
- Enjoy the fine the beach of Goa and experience the nightlife
- Amber Fort
- palace of wind
- Taj Mahal
- Goa Beach Holiday
- Fatehpur Sikri
- City palace
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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 have a visit to Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), which has many unique windows along its façade. 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
After enjoying your breakfast, your driver will pick you up at the hotel, taking you to Udaipur. Along the scenic drive, you can ask for a stop at any time to take some rest or wonderful pictures. After checking in the hotel, you can have the rest of the day at leisure.
- Day 8
Today, your trip starts with an amble that takes you to experience some local life among the native markets, and then to the Jagdish Temple, a Jain architectural marvel done with white marble and adorned by exquisite architecture. After that, visit the Garden of the Maids of Honour with lots of greenery and naturally constructed fountains, and the Folk Art Museum, where you can see ancient tradition of storytelling and watch folk dance performances and puppet shows. Learn about some history of India with a stroll in the City Palace and escape from the hustle and bustle with an easy boat ride on Lake Pichola (1 hour). At last, climb up to the Sajjan Garh Palace (Monsoon Palace) to enjoy the marvelous view of sunset.
Meals: Breakfast, Set menu dinner
- Day 9
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 10
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 11
After breakfast, you’ll take a trip to one of the largest informal settlements in the world, the Dharavi Slum. It’s a religious and ethnic melting pot where you can get a glimpse of the residents’ daily life, wandering the pathways between sheet iron structures, feeling the contrast between the prosperous and poverty of Mumbai.
In the afternoon, you can experience the Indian film making process at the Bollywood, learning about Indian film history, watching the shooting and even conducting one on your own.
- Day 12
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 13
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 14
Today, you can enjoy a whole day’s free time walking around the comfortable beach of Goa (transport and guide service will not be offered on this day).
- Day 15
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 16
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.