The UNESCO World Heritage site contains a treasure trove of rare relics, beautiful sculptures and a temple to the Hindu god Shiva in a place protected against the rigors of time. Back in nearby Mumbai, you’ll dive into the hustle and bustle of the city as you tour highlights such as the Hanging Gardens, Gateway of India and St. Thomas Cathedral at your own pace. Join the pilgrimage to the holy city of Varanasi where you’ll learn the spiritual secrets of the Ganges and the Sarnath ruins; explore Delhi with a private guide and driver; experience the dance, music and art of the ancient temples of Khajuraho; visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise; tour the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri; and discover the beauty of the royal city of Udaipur.

It’s five-star accommodation all the way on this trip. No detail is missed as a team of expert tour guides and private drivers whisk you away to a hand-picked selection of the country’s finest historical sites and spiritual marvels.

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Day 01, 01st of November 2015 / Sunday, Arrival at Delhi

OUR REPRESENTATIVE will receive you at the international airport and transfer to the hotel

DELHI, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope – that is India.

Overnight will be at Delhi.

Day 02, 02nd of November 2015 / Monday, Delhi

After breakfast proceed for a day sightseeing tour of the city.

Start with the sightseeing of Old Delhi. The tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; drive past the Red Fort continuing to the Jama Masjid by bicycle rickshaws, one of Asia’s largest mosques. The magnificent Red Fort, overlooking the river Jamuna was built during the years 1638 – 48 when the Moghul Empire was at its peak. The tour continues to Jama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques and which is viewed from the outside.

People stream in and out of the mosque continuously and the presence of a nearby bazaar means that the area is rarely quiet.

Enjoy the rickshaw ride at Old Delhi.

After visiting Old Delhi, you will be driven to New Delhi, which reflects the legacy the British left behind. The division between New and Old Delhi is the division between the capitals of the British and the Mughals respectively. The division in the walled city and New Delhi also marks the division in the life-styles. The walled city is all tradition where one will be able to glean a past life-style in all its facets, colours and spells. New Delhi in contrast, is a city trying to live up to the best of 21st century standards.

Imperial Delhi will include the Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower in India. The tour also includes a drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, the President’s residence.

Spend night at Delhi.

Day 03, 03rd of November 2015 / Tuesday, Delhi – Varanasi: By Flight

Breakfast will be at hotel.

Transfer in time to airport for flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi, you will be met and transferred to hotel.

Varanasi is the World’s most ancient living city. Crowded with temples, and its labyrinth of streets, the city attracts the maximum number of tourists. The religious capital of Hinduism, Varanasi is the carpet-manufacturing place of India. It was previously known as Kashi – the city that illuminates. The present name is derived from the fact that the city is at the confluence of the rivers Varuna and ASI. It is also called CITY OF TEMPLES. The shimmering red and golden water of the Ganges when rays of dawn falls on them, the high banks, the temples, the Ashrams, the pavilions all are an experience in themselves.

Visit Sarnath – 5 miles out of Varanasi for a day excursion: One of the holiest Buddhist sites in the world, where Buddha preached his first Sermon in 590 BC. Witness the ruins of a once flourishing Buddhist monastery and then visit a fine Museum which houses an excellent collection of Buddhist art and sculptures found at the site.

Enjoy the evening AARTI at the GHATS. The guide will be giving a commentary to you on the proceedings and meanings of the chants during the AARTI of the river.

Overnight will be spent at Varanasi.

Day 04, 04th of November 2015 / Wednesday, Varanasi

Proceed in the morning to Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world’s oldest and most important religions. (To start at 0500 hrs. for the best lifetime experience) For you to appreciate this remarkable city, we’ll transfer you to the banks of the River Ganges before the sun rises. Board a boat with your guide and proceed to the middle of the river, where at sunrise the sight unfolds before you. Thousands of faithful come daily to the banks to bathe and pray while in the background, temples and palaces rise in tiers from the water’s edge. Return for a walk through the cobblestone streets along the banks of “Ganga”. As shops are opening, the place now becomes a beehive of activity as the faithful are coming and going.

Return to hotel for a sumptuous breakfast.

Proceed for a day tour of Varanasi including the Bharat Mata Temple, which features a big relief map of Mother India engraved in marble. Also visit the 18th century Durga Temple, commonly known as the Monkey Temple due to the huge population of the monkeys. Proceed to the Tulsi manas Temple, crafted from white marble which features the entire Ramayana inscribed on its walls. Also visit the BHU considered as the biggest residential university in Asia. The University Campus houses an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

Overnight stay will be at Hotel.

Day 5, 05th of November 2015 / Thursday, Varanasi – Khajuraho: By Flight

Breakfast will be at hotel. Proceed to the airport for the flight to Khajuraho.

Reach Khajuraho and check in at hotel.

Situated in the northernmost part of Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is famous for its enchanting temples and its legendary Khajuraho dance festival. The name Khajuraho is derived from the Khajur tree (the date palm tree) which is grown abundantly in the region. The Khajuraho Temples are dedicated to a celebration of womanhood, her myriad moods and facets. Famous for its erotic architecture, the carvings include, women writing a letter, applying eye makeup, combing her tresses, dancing & playing with her child. Her innocent, blushed, charming, seductive, ardent beauty, all depicted in exquisitely sculptured details. These temples have been designed and carved to lead the eyes from ground level upward till you seem to be looking at heaven.

In the evening proceed for the SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW and retire for the night.

Overnight will be at Khajuraho.

Day 06, 06th of November 2015 / Friday, Khajuraho:

After breakfast proceed for a tour of the FAMOUS WESTERN & EASTERN TEMPLES of Khajuraho.

Khajuraho Temples

The Western group of temples: Primarily built in one style the temples have the ardhamandapa or the entrance, the Mandapa or the assembly hall, the antarala or the vestibule and finally a pradakshina or a circumambulation running around the grabha griha or the inner sanctum. The temples are divided in three major zones, the western, the eastern and the southern temples of which the western temples are the most popular ones.

The arch of Kandariya Mahadev shrine has meticulously carved various themes of life. Celestial beings, lovers serenading musicians all the movements captured in stone, frozen in time, yet retaining a quality of warm, pulsating life. The very stone seems to have taken on the living, breathing quality of the carved figures. Outer walls have three horizontal panels showing deities of the Hindu pantheon, and groups of lovers, a pageant of sensuousness, vibrantly alive. The Chousat Yogini temple dedicated to kali is also present but without the deity in the sanctum. The Matangeshwara temple is the only shrine used for worshipping. The temple is almost devoid of ornamentation. The Varaha Temple stands opposite the Matangeshwara temple and is dedicated to the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu in form of a Boar. The monolithic figure is exquisitely carved with 764 divine figures around it. The Lakshmana Temple, dedicated to the four armed and three headed man-lion-boar statue of Vaikuntha is the best preserved and the most evolved Vishnu temples. There are sculptures depicting many mythological stories such as the churning of the ocean and Kalia mardan. O n the exterior the entire range of the Khajuraho temples is on display. Ecstatic street singers and the architect of the temples, surrounded by his apprentices are among the noteworthy images on this temple. The Vishwanath temple was supposed to be embedded with jewels, but only a stone lingam is what remains now. The exteriors of this temple however are the most stunningly beautiful. Here one can see nymphs can be seen playing on their flutes, removing thorns from their feet, fondling children and looking into a mirror. Some of the most erotic depictions are seen as well. Another interesting temple is dedicated to the Sun God, the Chitragupta temple. It shows the Sun God driving the chariot drawn by seven horses. The exteriors show, royal processions, elephant-fights, hunting scenes, group dances and the lavish lifestyle of the Chandela kings and their court in its all pomp and glory

The Eastern Group of temples: The Brahma and the Hanuman temples are the most famous and well preserved temples of this group. The Vamana temple shows all the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

This place also has a few temples belonging to the Jain religion, probably because one of the descendants of the Chandela dynasty may have adopted Jainism. The prominent among these are the Ghantai temple, the Parsvanath and the Shnatinath temple.

Overnight will be at Khajuraho.

Day 07, 07th of November 2015 / Saturday, Khajuraho – Orchha – Jhansi: By road in 4 hrs

Jhansi – Agra: By Superfast train

Breakfast will be at Hotel.

Proceed to Jhansi via ORCHHA which is a small town. Enjoy the short sightseeing tour and lunch at ORCHHA.

Later proceed to Jhansi to board the ESCORTED train journey to Agra. Reach and get transferred to the hotel.

AGRA: Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire – giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat {seat of the Emperor}. Today a visitor to Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, and that irresistible charm that this favorite city of the Mughals still retains. It is not surprising, that modern Agra still reflects its Mughal heritage most conspicuously.

Overnight stay will be at Hotel.

Day 08, 08th of November 2015 / Sunday, Agra

Khajuraho Temples

Visit Taj Mahal during the sunrise.

TAJ MAHAL: Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist’s visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.

Return to the hotel and enjoy the breakfast.

Proceed for day sightseeing of Agra.


AGRA FORT Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. It lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar built it as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.

After Agra Fort we will visit BABY TAJ – The interiors of which are considered better than the Taj.

Evening enjoy the KALAKRITI – THEATRE presentation at Agra.

Overnight stay will be at hotel.

Day 09, 09th of November 2015 / Monday, Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur: By road 221 km in 6 hr

Breakfast would be at Hotel.

Proceed to Jaipur en-routing Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri.

Fatehpur Sikri is 37 km west of Agra. JALAL – UD – DIN – MUHAMMAD AKBAR named Akbar, Humanyun’s son, accessed the throne at the tender age of 14. While hunting around Sikri his curiosity was aroused by the songs of some minstrels about the celebrated Khwaja –Mu’inu’d-din Chisti, the founder of the Chisti order of SUFIS. Akbar, who was without a male heir heard about Saint Salim Chisti and visited him in the year 1568, the saint blessed him with 3 sons and in gratitude Akbar ordered the great mosque of Fatehpur Sikri, built under his supervision. As a mark of respect to the saint, Akbar shifted his capital to Fatehpur Sikri and built various secular buildings like the Diwan –I-Am, Diwan-I-Khas, Jodhabai palace, Birbal’s house, Marian’s house and the Panchmahal.

After visiting FATEHPUR SIKRI visit Abhaneri and enjoy lunch.

Abhaneri Village is situated on the Jaipur/Agra Highway (NH 11) near Sikandra in Dausa District. It is an ancient village in Rajasthan famous for its post Gupta or early medieval monuments. The sculpture and architecture of Abhaneri suggests that it must have been a great center of art and architecture. The sculptures of Abhaneri are the best example of Gurjar Pratihari art. This flourishing town has ruined by the Mughal Emperor Mahmud Ghaznavi in one of his invasions. The village has contributed numerous pieces of sculpture to various museums worldwide. The name of the village Abhaneri is so called because the local Goddess Harshat Mata is shown portrayed in a joyous mood and spreads brightness or Abha all around. The village’s original name was Abha Nagri. The village is said to have been founded by the legendary King Raja Chand and thus the village could be over three thousand years old. It is; however, felt that the mythological Raja Chand could be King Bhoja, who ruled Gurjar Kingdom in the ninth century AD.

Harshat Mata Temple: The Harshat Mata Temple dates back to the tenth century AD. Daily worship is offered to the deity in the temple. The ruins of the temple conform to 10th century architectural and sculptural styles. All walls & surroundings around the Temple were of carved stone depicting the abodes of Gods & Goddesses Aradhnarishwar, Nag-Nagin, Prem Mudrakan, Natraj, Lord Vishnu & Budhas. This Temple which was looted and destroyed by the Mughals is in ruins and pieces of sculpture showing a fine degree of craftsmanship lie strewn around. The Archaeological Survey of India is trying to restore the Temple. Annual fair is held in the Hindu month of chaitra (March/April) in honour of Goddess Harshat Mata which lasts three days and numerous devotees and merchants gather from neighbouring villages. The statue of Harshat Mata originally was of blue sapphire.

Chand Baori: Chand Baori is about 100 feet deep open well with flights of steps on three sides is another 10th century monument. The stairs of the Chand Baori are in the shape of an inverted English letter “V” in sets of 4-5 steps. This Baori is not an ordinary structure, but is a marvel of Architecture. The Chand Baori has beautiful carved panels inserted into the sides. No body has been able to count the steps. One can see the two royal toilets with carved windows and Jharokhas, which were used by the then Kings & Queens. The water for the royal toilets was used to be pulled from the Baori with the help of bulls. The carved stone pillars, which have now been damaged, were once strong enough for supporting pulleys to draw water. One can also witness all 24 Avtars of Lord Vishnu which were carved on the stone inside one of the cenotaph. There are three tunnels which have opening of about 20 Kms away from Chand Baori, were being used by the rulers as escape routes in case of attack by the enemies. An encyclopedia of stone architecture showing a fine degree of craftsmanship lies strewn all around the village. In fact, Chand Baori is a unique example of its own kind of stone architecture where one can see the ladies figures with various kinds of musical instruments and the dancing posses.

There is a resort as well where we can organize lunch for our guests by company or on direct payment basis. We recently had a group visited this place in the month of March and they have given us a very good feedback.

Enjoy lunch at Abhaneri.

Continue drive to Jaipur.

Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan a romantic realm of resplendent palaces, mighty fortresses and regal Maharajahs that lies in the western deserts and is an utterly unique part of India. Proudly belonging to the KSHATRIYA warrior caste and fiercely independent, the Rajput princes made fearsome foes. However, many of them realized that to maintain their wealth and authority locally, it was expedient to proclaim allegiance to the central power. Thus, many enjoyed a privileged position under the Mughal emperors and also the British Raj that followed.

The bustling Rajasthan capital of Jaipur takes its name from its venerated founder Jai Singh II, who was given the title Sawai Maharaja by the Mughal. Literally translated this would mean ’one and a quarter’, suggesting that the Mughal thought this emperor to be more valuable than just ‘one’. Jaipur is known as the ’Pink City’ on account of the distinctive colour of its buildings. This did not, however, form part of the original plan, but dates back to 1856, when the city was given a wash of pink in honor of a State Visit from Prince Albert.

Khajuraho Temples

This evening, visit the Birla Temple to learn more about the fascinating religious life of Jaipur. The marble structure, built as recently as 1985, houses ornate statues including one of Lakshmi (goddess of Wealth and Beauty) and Narayan dressed in gaudy robes, representing a Hindu vision of heavenly luxury. Carvings in the temple and on pillars supporting the covered walkways include images of the Hindu pantheon, as well as Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Francis of Assisi. Your visit will coincide with the AARTI Ceremony, which involves oil lamps being lit and waved, in order to awake and invoke the deity. Enjoy the experience and spend night at Jaipur.

Overnight will be in Jaipur.

Day 10, 10th of November 2015 / Tuesday, Jaipur

Proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort after breakfast. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.

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 its ultimate expression. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.

Continue sightseeing.

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.

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. It is a five-storey structure 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.

This afternoon is free for you to relax, shop or explore independently. Shopping is superb in Jaipur, particularly for gold and silver jewellery, pottery, tie-dye materials, silk, saris, wooden handicrafts and carpets.

Enjoy the Dinner with the Royal Family learning about the history and culture.

Overnight will be at Jaipur.

Day 11, 11th of November 2015 / Wednesday, Jaipur: Excursion to SANGANER

Breakfast will be at hotel. Proceed for a day excursion to SANGANER.

Sanganer is a little village just 16 kilometres from Jaipur. Here you will find the centre of the region’s block printing industry. Traditionally, only coarse cotton was printed for the ankle-length, flared skirts of Rajasthani women and today, you can see cotton cloth being printed by hand. It is said that the water of Sanganer makes the colors fast. Sanganer is the busiest crafts centre in the region and you should have time to visit artisans in their workshops and browse for gifts. You can also visit the Blue Pottery Factory, to see pottery created in Jaipur’s distinctive style; graceful floral designs in white or deep sea-green painted over a traditional inky-blue glaze.

Diwali celebrations

The Diwali Festival is held with a huge celebration in India. The Festival of Lights or Diwali is a festival which has the potency of uniting entire India because of the appeal and magnificence encircling the festival. The Diwali Festival has been given the traditional name of 'festival of lights' because of the hundreds and thousands of diyas or small oil lamps lighted in nearly all the homes.

Evening will start with the decoration, Music, Indian Traditional clothes, Prayer offerings, Fire crackers and Gala Dinner.

Overnight stay will be at hotel.

Day 12, 12th of November 2015 / Thursday, Jaipur – Devigarh: By Road in 6.5 hrs

Breakfast will be at hotel.

Road and enjoy the stay in the most beautiful Boutique and SPA Resort.

Rajasthan’s folklore is full of love stories-and romance fits beautifully into the elegant and tranquil surroundings of Devi Garh. Clinging to the rocky hill like a fairy tale fortress, the Palace casts an enchanting spell with its innumerable bay windows, canopies, terraces, and balconies. Dine by candlelit warmth where the silence of the stars is broken only by the sounds of distant music floating through the night sky. The magic of romance at Devi Garh is sublime, the effect staggering.

Overnight stay will be at Devigarh.

Day 13, 13th of November 2015 / Friday, Devigarh – Udaipur: By Road in 1.5 hr

Breakfast will be at hotel.

Enjoy the Spa, Yoga & meditation at Devigarh.

Later after the check out proceed to Udaipur. Reach and check in at hotel.

The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure lake, hemmed in by the lush hills of the ARAVALLIS. A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sound and experiences and inspiration for the imagination of poets, painters and writers.

Its kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the flavor of a heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Their reflection in the placid waters of the LAKE PICHOLA is an enticing sight.

Udaipur is the jewel of MEWAR – a kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years.

Khajuraho Temples


Overnight will be at Udaipur.

Day 14, 14th of November 2015 / Saturday, Udaipur:

Breakfast will be at Hotel.

Proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur, stopping first at City Palace.

City Palace: Standing on the east bank of lake Pichola, is a massive series of palaces built at different times from 1559 A.D. The balconies of the palace provide panoramic views of “Jag Niwas” (the world wide famous Lake palace hotel), Jag Mandir on one side and on the other the city of Udaipur. Its main entrance is through the triple-arched gate – the Tripolia, built in 1725. The way now leads to a series of courtyards, overlapping parations, terraces, corridors and gardens – a harmonic profusion hard to describe. There is a Suraj Gokhda, where the maharanas of Mewar presented themselves in the times of trouble to the people to restore confidence. The Mor-chowk (Peacock courtyard), gets its name from the vivid mosaics in glass decorating its walls. The chini chitrashala is noteworthy while a series of wall paintings of KRISHNA are on display in Bhim Vilas. There are numerous other palaces such as Dilkhush mahal, Sheesh mahal, Moti mahal and Krishna vilas – in memory of a princess of striking beauty who poisoned herself to avert a bloody battle for her hand by rival princess. Now the palace contains many antique articles, paintings, decorative furniture and utensils and attracts thousands of visitors every day.

Here you will marvel at rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored glass windows and inlaid marble balconies and the Peacock Courtyard.

Saheliyon ki Bari: Maharana Sangram singh builds this in the mid 18th century. The ‘garden of the maidens’ brings to mind the lifestyle of the ladies of the court. The delightful gardens appear discreet and in impeccable taste. There are four pools with dainty kiosks, and all around are flowerbeds, lawns, pools and fountains protected by a series of walls and shady trees. The Foundation of the Sahelion ki bari functions solely by water pressure and no pumps are used. The garden has a lotus pool, a sitting room decorated with paintings and glass mosaics. The whole ambiences is flavored by the nostalgia of those beautiful bells enjoying themselves in a lavish aura.

Bagore ki Haveli: This is a very congenial old building built right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat. Amir Chand Badwa, the Prime Minister of Mewar built it in the eighteenth century. The palace has over hundred rooms and some very interesting display of costumes and modern art. The glass and mirror in the interiors of the Haveli delicate work and well preserved too. It also preserves a fine example of Mewar Painting on the walls of Queen’s Chamber. The two peacocks made from small pieces of colored glasses are fine examples of glasswork. After the death Badwa the building became the property of Mewar State. It came to be occupied by Maharana Shakti Singh of Bagore who built the palace of the three arches also in 1878 and it acquired its name of Bagore-ki-haveli, the house of Bagore. After independence the structure lay in neglect until 1986 when it housed the West Zone Cultural centre.

Jagdish Temple: The temple is situated in the middle of the city. The temple of Jagannath Rai, now called Jagdish-ji, is a major monument and should be seen carefully. Raised on a tall terrace and completed in 1651, it is a tribute alike to the tenacity of its builders and the resilence of the art tradition it represents. It attaches a double storeyed Mandapa (hall) to a double – storied, saandhara (that having a covered ambulatory) sanctum. The mandapa has another storey tucked within its pyramidal samavarna (bell – roof) while the hollow clustered spire over the sanctum contains two more, non – functional stories. Lanes taking off from many of the sheharpanah (city wall) converge on the Jagdish Temple and walking leisurely through them brings you face with the many layers of the cultural palimpsest that Udaipur is. It was built by Maharana Jagat Singh Ist in 1651 A.D.

Proceed for Evening Motor launch cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. From the boat you will be able to view the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. Also visit the Jag Mandir Palace – the other island palace in the middle of the lake. Spend some time at the Jag Mandir Palace.

Khajuraho Temples

Evening proceed to visit CRYSTAL GALLERY which has the private collections of the Maharajas.

Overnight stay will be at Hotel.

Day 15, 15th of November 2015 / Sunday, Udaipur – Mumbai: By Flight

Breakfast will be at hotel. Proceed to the airport for the flight to Mumbai.

Proceed to visit DHARAVI SLUM TOUR – Asia’s biggest Slum. Bollywood movie SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE was directed at this place.

On this tour, you will see why Dharavi is the heart of small scale industry in Mumbai. Many people know Dharavi as the ‘largest slum in Asia’, but there is much more to this historic area of Mumbai than poverty. Dharavi’s industries have an annual turnover of approximately US$ 665 million. You would also experience a wide range of these activities: recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, bakery, soap factory, leather tanning, oppadum-making and many more. Most of these things are created in innovative ways and in very small spaces!
When passing through the residential spaces, you will undoubtedly feel the sense of community and spirit that exists in the area. People from all over India live in Dharavi, and this diversity is apparent in the temples, mosques and churches that stand side by side. A tour through Dharavi’s narrow alleys is quite an adventure, and you will leave with an enlightened sense of the purpose and determination that exists in the area.

Overnight stay will be at hotel.

Day 16, 16th of November 2015 / Monday, Departure from Mumbai

Breakfast will be at hotel.

Later enjoy the sightseeing tour of the city.

Gateway of India: Mumbai’s most famous monument, 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, complete with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone. Ironically, when the Raj ended in 1947, this colonial symbol also became a sort of epitaph: the last of the British ships that set sail for England left from the Gateway. Today this symbol of colonialism has got Indianised, drawing droves of local tourists and citizens. Behind the arch, there are steps leading down to the water. Here, you can get onto one of the bobbing little motor launches, for a short cruise through Mumbai’s splendid natural harbor.

Marine Drive: Marine Drive is possibly the best way to discover Mumbai. This is a windswept promenade, flanked by the sea and a row of buildings. Looped between the concrete jungle of Nariman Point, Mumbai’s Manhattan, and the leafy green slopes of Malabar hill, Marine Drive was once called the queen’s Necklace, strung with glittering street lights like an enormous strand of imperious jewels.

Hanging Gardens: Built on top of Malabar Hill, the gardens are picturesque though often quite crowded. You get splendid views of the city and see sunset over the Arabian Sea from here.

The Prince of Wales Museum: This museum stands not too far from the Gateway of India. It has a priceless collection of art, sculpture, china and other antics. Carefully preserved, this mid-Victorian Gothic style building built in 1904 with beautiful gardens surrounding it, is worth visiting in Mumbai.

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. The most famous of these Dhobi Ghats is at Saat Rasta near Mahalaxmi Station where almost two hundred dhobis and their families work together in what has always been a hereditary occupation.

Queen Victoria Terminus: No photograph collection of Mumbai is complete without a photo of the Queen Victoria Terminus station in the “Fort Area” of Mumbai. Belovedly referred to as VT station. It was acknowledged as a ‘World Heritage Site’ by UNESCO in 2004. And “Slumdog Millionaire “ famous song was shot here on these platform.

Evening proceed to the international airport in time for your flight home with sweet memories of India.


Day 17, Bekal - Mangalore: By Road in 1.5 hrs and Mangalore-Mumbai: By Flight

Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Mangalore airport for your flight to Mumbai. Reach Mumbai and get connected with the international flight home with the sweet memories of the tour.



  • JEEP RIDE BACK FROM AMER FORT (during descent),




  • Lunches and dinner, other than mentioned in inclusion,
  • TIPS (200 USD per person for drivers, guides, escorts, luggage, bell boys etc)
  • Tips and gratuities,
  • Expenses of personal nature,
  • International airfare and
  • Visa fees etc.

Operational Restrictions:

  • Taj Mahal, Agra is closed on Fridays
  • Red Fort, Delhi is closed on Mondays
  • Sarnath, Varanasi is closed on Fridays

City Luxury Vilas & Best Hotels Nights
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Khajuraho TEMPLE VIEW 02
Udaipur FATEHPRAKASH PALACE (Dovecote rooms) 02

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Tour Overview

Day 01, Arrive at Delhi and transfer to the hotell

Day 02, Sightseeing tour of Delhi

Day 03, Delhi to Varanasi by flight. Excursion to Sarnath

Day 04, Sightseeing tour of the City

Day 05, Varanasi to Khajuraho by flight. Evening Light and Sound Show

Day 06, Sightseeing tour of the town

Day 07, Khajuraho to Agra by road and train via Orchcha

Day 08, Sightseeing of Agra

Day 09, Agra to Jaipur by road via Fatehpur Sikri

Day 10, Sightseeing of Jaipur

Day 11, Textile Tour in Sanganer

Day 12, Jaipur to Devigarh via Ranakpur Jain Temples

Day 13, Drive to Udaipur

Day 14, Sightseeing of the City

Day 15, Udaipur to Mumbai by flight with a visit to DHARAVI SLUM TOUR

Day 16, Sightseeing of Mumbai and evening departure. TOUR ENDS!!

More about this Tour

Operational Restrictions:

  • >> Taj Mahal, Agra is closed on Fridays
  • >> Red Fort, Delhi is closed on Mondays
  • >> Sarnath, Varanasi is closed on Fridays


We are incredibly particular about our transport services. Our vehicles are never more than three years old and maintained in immaculate condition. They are always very clean and comfortable. Our drivers are also an incredibly important component of our promised service to our clients. Through thorough training and maintenance of quality control, we ensure our drivers not only drive safely but extend a very high level of courtesies to their passengers. We also ensure we make contact with our clients regularly throughout their holiday to ensure everything is running smoothly and they are happy with the vehicles and drivers.

Some Interesting Reading List……….For India.

Reading List:

The Elephant, The Tiger And The Cellphone by Shashi Tharoor. This book provides a picture of India, as a 21st century nation state, proud and looking forward and yet trying to maintain its heritage. This is a contemporary book and a leisurely read.

A Princess Remembers by Gayatri Devi - the maharani/widow of the famous maharaja, Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur. Her life story provides a delightful insight of the highs and lows of the great Princes of India, specifically Jaipur, leading up to the turbulent days of Partitions and their lives as citizens in the Republic of India, after their titles and privy purses were abolished.

Raj by Gita Mehta - A historical novel for late 1800s / first several decades of 1900s.

City Of Djinns by William Dalyrmple. It is a part travelogue and memoir, exploring and unraveling Delhi’s archaeological riches as well as the experience of living in a modern city.

The Story of India by Michael Wood, is based on the BBC documentary of the same name. In The Story of India, Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the 10,000-year history of the subcontinent. He sets out on an epic journey across this vibrant country to trace the roots of India's present in the incredible riches of her past.

Maximum City by Suketu Mehta, describes one of the most fascinating and truly cosmopolitan cities in India, Mumbai, or Bombay as it was called earlier.

Calcutta by Geofrrey Moorhouse. It is a wonderful book about the city from the coming of the British to the beginning of the Communist rule in the city. It manages to capture the essence of the city in a manner very few books can and explores the history of the city in a most delightful manner

Freedom At Midnight by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre - A deep insight to the partition and freedom of India.

The Enchantress of Florence prose by one of the masters of fiction, this book borrows heavily from historic accounts of the Mughal Court culture and is sufficient to whet the appetite for anyone visiting the old imperial capital of Mughals.

Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of Culture and Worldview in South India by Corinne G. Dempsey. This book draws on pilgrim anecdotes, shrine practices, official hagiographies, and regional folklore, and shows how the business of saints routinely extends beyond their capacity as earthly conduits of miraculous power. This provides but a small window of the culture that is present in Kerala.

The Twentieth Wife and its sequel Feast Of The Roses - 16th century Mughal Emperors, court life and story of one little girl who in the course of the two books becomes MAHARANI