Special Tour

India Tour

Tour Duration: 16 Days

Departure Date: 13 July

Day 01 : Depart the USA

Depart the USA for India. Your flight includes meals, drinks and in-flight entertainment

Day 02 : Arrive in Mumbai

On arrival in Mumbai, you will be welcomed by a representative and transfer to your hotel.
Dinner & Overnight at: Mumbai

Day 03 : Mumbai city tour

Breakfast at hotel & Later on the tour starts from the Gateway of India. Gateway of India is the landmark of Bombay, which, was before the advent of air travel, the only gateway to India. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George and Queen Mary to India in 1911. You will be then driven along Marine Drive, the sea - Front Boulevard. It is also known as the Queen’s Necklace as in the evening, the breeze from the Arabian Sea comes over Marine Drive and as the streetlights on this U-shaped road light up, the view from south Bombay’s skyscrapers or from the exclusive residential area, is that of a Queen’s Necklace. you will be driven along Malabar Hill via the Tower of Silence - a round stone construction on which Parsis place their dead to be eaten by the vultures and Hanging Gardens which is built over Bombay’s reservoir. From here one can get a panoramic view of picturesque Marine Drive. From Malabar Hill you will be driven to the Dhobi Ghats a huge open-air laundry, which makes an interesting viewing. Continue to Mani Bhawan (Gandhi Memorial), the house where the Father of the Nation stayed on his early visits to the city. The room, in which Gandhi stayed, preserved as it was, and the scenes of Gandhi’s life in photographs and models are of special interest.
Later visit Bollywood stars’ houses in Juhu and Bandra area
Dinner & Overnight at: Mumbai

Day 04 : Travel to Jaipur by flight

After breakfast this morning you will fly to Jaipur, the famed Pink City of India. The entire city was painted its unique pink color in 1876 to celebrate the visiting Prince of Wales. Several legends exist to explain why the color pink was chosen, but no matter the reason, it has come to represent the welcoming hospitality of Jaipur. Later, enjoy a visit at a Jewelry Shop and a local market
Dinner & Overnight Rajputana sheraton Hotel: Jaipur

Day 05 : Elephant Ride to Amber Fort & Jaipur City Tour

This morning's excursion takes you to the 16th century Amber Fort. Ascend the hill to the fort by jeep or on the back of an elephant if available and admire views of Jaipur's original city walls and the Maotha Lake below. At the conclusion of the morning's tour, browse a local Rajasthan textile and handicrafts market. In the afternoon, tour Jaipur, including visits to the observatory of Maharaja Jaisingh and the museum at the Maharaja City Palace. Drive past the 18th -century Hawa Mahal ("Palace of Winds"), which has a streetside facade of 953 small windows designed to circulate wind throughout the palace, thus giving the palace its name
Dinner & Overnight Rajputana sheraton Hotel: Jaipur

Day 06 : Travel to Agra via Fatehpur sikri

Today, travel to the medieval city of Agra, en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, and the deserted red sandstone city, built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century. It was abandoned soon after it was built when the local wells went dry and it remains today in much the same condition that it was over 300 years ago. It is complete with palaces and mosques and used to be a town larger than London when it was originally constructed. Now it is an extraordinary place to wander around with its buildings in near perfect condition. Upon arrival in Agra check in hotel Agra in terms of ambiance is still associated with its Mughal period. The Mughals, besides being great rulers were also great builders and they preserved their best architectural wonders for Agra & its neighbourhood.
Later you will visit Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays). The Taj Mahal is everything that has been said about it and more. Taking 22 years and 20,000 men to build, the white marble was quarried 200 miles away and was transported to the site by a fleet of 1000 elephants. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, in mid 17th century, the Taj Mahal is truly one of the wonders of the world. Though the Taj appears to be amazingly perfect from almost any angle, it is the close-up marble inlay work, which is really astounding. You will have ample time to view and be mesmerized by this outstanding piece of architecture.
Dinner & Overnight: Agra

Day 07 : Agra Fort & Mathura Vrindavan

This morning, visit the visit the Agra Fort, begun by Emperor Akbar the Great in the 16th century. View the palaces, mosques, and Halls of Public and Private Audiences of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterward, see the beautifully embellished mausoleum of Itimad-Ud-Daulah (the Lord Treasurer), final resting place of vizier Mirza Ghiyas Beg, with walls of white marble set with semi-precious stone decoration Afterward, visit a local Marble Shop which offers incredible marble art and craft. In the afternoon, Mathura is famous as the birthplace of Lord Krishna, an important deity in the Hindu religious pantheon. It is an important pilgrim place of the Hindus and one of the seven most sacred cities in India. The main pilgrim centre in Mathura is the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple. A stone slab marks the original spot of the birth of Lord Krishna. The earlier Kesava Deo temple had the room where Lord Krishna was born. According to legends, Lord Krishna was born in a small prison room where the tyrant ruler Kansa held his parents captive.
Later visit Vrindavan is 10 km from Mathura and it is associated with the childhood exploits of Lord Krishna. Like Mathura, Vrindavan is also famous for its temples. There are about 4,000 temples in Vrindavan. The main temples are Govind Dev Temple, Rangaji temple, Bankey Bihari temple, Radha Ballabh temple, Madan Mohan temple, Pagal Baba temple and the Nidhi Van temple.
Dinner & overnight Counry inn & suite Hotel Delhi NCR

Day 08 : Flight to Varanasi Allahabad

Morning buffet breakfast at hotel. In time transfer to airport to board the flight for Varanasi. Upon arrival in Varanasi, board A/C Coach and straight drive to Allahabad (125 KM / 03 Hrs) En-route, you will visit Sita Mani, a temple of Sita Devi and a temple of Hanumanji where you will find one of the largest Hanumanji Murti.
Allahabad is a city which is located at the confluence of the three holy rivers of Ganga, Saraswati and Yamuna. Allahabad is noted for the rich cultural and religious heritage that it bears with the great historical lineage of its own. Allahabad is also known as a holy city and is considered a pilgrimage by all the Hindus.
Later afternoon visit to Anand Bhawan is the ancestral home of Jawaharlal Nehru, the freedom fighter and the first Prime-Minister of India. The place is also home to Indira Gandhi, the "Iron Lady of India". The place has today been turned into a fine museum. The importance of this place also increases because of the fact that several momentous decisions and events, related to the freedom struggle took place here. The main building houses a museum that displays the memorabilia of the Nehru family.
Dinner & Overnight Khanha Shyam Hotel Allahabad

Day 08 : Travel back to Varanasi

Today morning Bath in the Sangam - This is the point where the three rivers meet. The Sangam is visited by tourists in large number during the Kumbh Mela that takes place once in twelve years. This Sangam in Allahabad is the most sacred place of sacred place of the Hindus.
Breakfast at hotel, later drive back to Varanasi. Upon arrival check-in at hotel.
Varanasi has been the religious capital of Hinduism since time immemorial. Written records of the Skanda Purana and the Mahabharata mention its existence as long as 3000 years ago. It is probably the oldest living city in India, and one of the worlds most ancient. As a place of devotion and worship, Varanasi attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. Many Hindus in the latter part of their lives wish to spend their retirement here.
The mythological name of the city was Kashi meaning light or luminescence, i.e. the city that illuminates with its spiritual light. Two rivers, the Varuna and the Assi, meet the hilly Ganga at the northern and southern tips of the city respectively. In medieval times and till as recently as the mid-20th century, the city was known as Benares, which seems to have been the result of putting together the names of the rivers Varuna and Assi. Since 1956, the name had been changed to Varanasi. The wealth of Varanasi and its religious significance were also its bette-noir. Its past is replete with hoary tales of plunder and destruction by conquerors and religious zealots. But such is the invigorating strength of the holy waters of the Ganges that Varanasi refused to die.
This evening proceed for evening Aarti ceremony at the Ghat. This is one of a lifetime opportunity for any traveller to this holy city.
Dinner & Overnight: Varanasi

Day 09 : Hindu Temples Visit

After breakfast, proceed for city tour of Varanasi, including a visit to Vishwanath Temple, the Benares Hindu University and Sankat Mochan Temple Durga Temple and Bharat Mata temple.
Dinner & Overnight: Varanasi

Day 10 : Travel to Delhi

After buffet breakfast at the hotel, in time a you will transfer you to you to the airport for your flight to Delhi Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, where you will proceed for check in. the remainder of your day is at leisure
Dinner & overnight: Delhi NCR

Day 11 : Train ride to Haridwar

Early breakfast at the hotel, and in time transfer to the railway station for your AC Chair car train to Haridwar. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, where you will proceed for check in. Later afternoon you will visit to Mansa Devi temple The Maya Devi Temple holds great religious importance for the follower of Hindu religion. The temple is also regarded as one of the Siddhapethas dedicated to the Adhisthatri Devi of Haridwar.
In the evening enjoy the spectacular view of ‘Aarti at Hat Ki Pauri’ is regarded as one of the major attractions of Haridwar. It is a sacred ghat built by the then King Vikramaditya in the memory of his brother Bhartrihari. This sacred bathing ghat is also known as Brahmakund. Thousands of devotees come here to take a holy dip in the river Ganga during the Kumbh Mela.
Dinner & Overnight: Haridwar

Day 12 : Haridwar - RIshikesh -Haridwar

Before breakfast, we drive to Rishikesh - The foothill town on the banks of the holy Ganges, Rishikesh is the gateway to the beautiful Garhwal on the Himalayas. Rishikesh is located on the Tehri-Garhwal region in Uttaranchal. It is believed that Lord Vishnu vanquished the demon Madhu at this place and hence is an important place for the Hindu pilgrims from all over the world. We take a bath in the holy Ganga.
Afternoon is free for leisure/shopping at Haridwar
Evening return back to the hotel.
Today evening farewell Dinner with live musical program & Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13 : Haridwar to Delhi back by Train

Breakfast at hotel & in time transfer to Haridwar railway station to connect train for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi railway station and transfer you to your hotel for check in. Half day free for shopping tour at Local market
Dinner & overnight: Delhi NCR

Day 14 : Delhi tour and Shopping

Breakfast at Hotel & rest of day for leisure/shopping.
Dinner at Hotel & In time transfer to airport.

Day 15 : Departure to New york

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the USA

Escorted Package Includes
  • Round trip flights NYC-BOM –DEL-NYC
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flights Mumbai -Jaipur & Delhi –Varanasi -Delhi
  • 13 Nights Deluxe & First Class Hotel accommodations
  • 2 Nights, Mumbai
  • 2 Nights, Jaipur
  • 1 Nights, Agra
  • 3 Night, Delhi NCR
  • 1 Night, Allahabad
  • 2 Nights, Varanasi
  • 2 Nights, Haridwar
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • Meals: breakfasts & dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
Special Features
  • Taj Mahal
  • Elephant-back ride to Amber Fort
  • Ganga aarti in Varanasi and Haridwar
  • Lord krishna birth place Mathura and vrindavan visit
  • Special sangam bath at Allahabad
  • Musical farewell dinner at Haridwar

Normal Tours

  • Wildlife
  • Beach Holiday
  • Ayurvedic Treatment
  • Fare and Festival

The Destinations

  • Canada
  • Dubai
  • Egypt
  • England
  • France
  • Singapore

Pilgrimges Tour

  • Amarnath Yatra
  • Do Dham

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