(10 nights / 11 days)
Mumbai - Aurangabad- Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Ajmer - Udaipur - Mumbai
Day 01 - Arrive Mumbai
After arrival at Mumbai (Bombay) you will be met by a Group Tours to India representative and will be transferred to the hotel. Afternoon take a city tour covering Gateway of India, Kamla Nehru Park, Mani Bhawan, Prince of Wales Museum, Dhobi Ghat, and drive past the Crawford market, Marine drive & Flora Fountain. Also visit the Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill, providing a spectacular view of Marine drive & Chowpatty Beach. Overnight stay at the hotel in Mumbai.
Day 02 - Mumbai to Aurangabad
Transfer to the airport to take a flight to Aurangabad. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Aurangabad.
Day 03 - Aurangabad
Full day tour of Ajanta & Ellora Caves. Ellora caves (29 kms) comprises 34 rock cut cave temples belonging to the Buddhist, Hindu & Jain religions, dating back to the period of 4th to 9th century A.D. The most outstanding among them is the Kailash Temple built by the Rashtrakuta King Krishna III. Built as a replica of Lord Shiva's celestial abode, Kailash, the temple is the finest epitome of rock cut architecture and indeed an engineering feat. The Ajanta Caves dating back to the 2nd century B.C. are home to more than 30 rock caves. These are embellished with Buddhist sculptures and frescoes. Overnight stay at the hotel in Aurangabad.
Day 04 - Aurangabad to Delhi
Transfer to airport to board flight to Delhi. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.
Day 05 - Delhi
Full day city tour covering India Gate - The monument erected in memory to those who laid down their lives in World War I, the 12-13th century Qutab Minar, Laxmi Narayan Temple - The Place of Gods, Parliament House. After lunch take a city tour of Old Delhi covering Red Fort - built of red sand stone by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid - The largest mosque in Asia, Rajghat, memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Also enjoy the sound & light show in the evening at the Red Fort. Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.
Day 06 - Delhi to Agra
Morning drive to Agra. Afternoon visit the Taj Mahal, the most extravagant monument ever built for love. Constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his consort Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. the Taj Mahal is a poem written in white marble. Agra Fort - a visit to the fort in 'Agra' is an absolute must since the events which led to the construction of the Taj took place here and the tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daula, built by Empress Noor Jehan in memory of her father. Noor Jehan or "Light of the world" was the consort of the fifth Mughal Emperor Jehangir. The tomb is particularly interesting for it inspired the architecture of the Taj to a large extent. Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra.
Day 07 - Agra to Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri, India's "Pompeii" built by Emperor Akbar in 1569. The famous buildings within the enclosure of the city are Salim Chisti's Tomb, Jama Masjid and Panch Mahal. Arrive at Jaipur and transfer to the hotel. After check in at the hotel relax. Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.
Day 08 - Jaipur
After taking breakfast take a city tour covering Amer fort with joy ride on a painted elephant. Pay a visit to the Jagmandir or the Hall of Victory and Temple of Kali. Return to the city driving past Jal Mahal. In the afternoon an excursion to the city includes City Palace, which houses a series of large courtyards, beautiful gardens & buildings with a seamless blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture, Jantar Mantar, the royal Observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh II, Nawab Sahab Ki Haveli, Ram Niwas Gardens, drive past Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds) - and the Bazaar etc. Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.
Day 09 - Jaipur to Ajmer
Drive to the city of Ajmer. A full day tour of Pushkar covering various temples and the sacred Pushkar Lake. The world famous Pushkar Camel Fair is normally held in the months of October or November. Visit the only Brahma Temple in the world. Overnight stay at the hotel in Ajmer.
Day 10 - Ajmer to Udaipur
Drive to Udaipur and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Udaipur.
Day 11 - Udaipur to Mumbai
Morning excursion to the city covering City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Fateh Sagar Lake, Saheliyon-Ki-Bari (queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum). After checking out at 12 noon, transfer to the airport to board the flight to Mumbai. Arrive & transfer to the International airport in Mumbai to board the flight for your onward journey.