Welcome to Vardhman’s “North India with Mumbai” ! On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman’s representative to your hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 2 - Delhi
This morning after breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Delhi. Combined city tour of Old Delhi & New Delhi.
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun’s tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 3 -Delhi - Varanasi
This morning after breakfast tansfer to Delhi airport to catch flight for Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi, you will be met and transferred to hotel. Relax for a while and later proceed to the GHATS for a sunset tour on the river.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 4 - Varanasi
In the morning drive to Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride (at your own cost) 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.
Return to hotel for a sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed on a City tours of Varanasi visiting various temples and noted Banaras Hindu University. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath. It was here that the Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon and set in motion the wheel of law of Buddhist faith.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 5 - Varanasi - Delhi
his morning after a leisurely breakfast transfer to airport to catch flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi airport you will be met and directly drive to Agra by surface. Reach Agra and transfer to hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day.
DAY 6 - Agra
Early in the morning visit the world famous “Taj Mahal” (closed on every Friday) during Sunrise and return to the hotel for breakfast. Later proceed on a City tour of Agra, which was once the capital of Mughal India, and centre of great power and glory. the monument of love immortalized in marble. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his Queen Mumtaj. Also visit Fort and Sikandra. Visit TAJ MAHAL at sunset.
DAY 7 - Agra - Jaipur
On the day 3 of your drive to the Pink city -Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri.This abandoned capital of the Mughals is a perfectly preserved city at the height of the empire’s splendor. The city divided into religious and secular parts has interesting well-sculpted buildings. Reach Jaipur and check in at hotel.
DAY 8 - Jaipur
This morning after breakfast proceed for the guided sightseeing of Jaipur.
Visit City Palace and Museum- In the heart of the old city is former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. The carved arches are supported by grey-white marble columns ornate with floral motifs in gold and colored stones. Two carved elephants in marble guard the entrance. The retainers whose families have served generations of rulers serve as guides. The palace houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armory of Mughals and Rajputs. The palace also has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit.
Albert Hall- Located in the middle of Ram Niwas Garden of Jaipur, Albert Hall was built to commemorate and honors the visit of Prince of Wales to Jaipur. Designed in Indo-Sarcenic style, the hall was completed in 1876. It was opened in 1887 as a public museum.
Hawa Mahal- The Hawa Mahal, or the “Palace of Wind” built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 A.D. is characterized by elaborate and fanciful architecture.
Laxmi Narayan Temple- built from white marble, a few years back by the B.M. Birla oundation.
Jantar Mantar Observatory- A stone observatory. Largest of Jai Singh’s five remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments, whose setting and shapes are scientifically designed, represent the high points of medieval Indian astronomy.
DAY 9 - Jaipur - Udaipur
This morning after breakfast catch morning flight to Udaipur and upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax for a while and later proceed on a city tour of Udaipur.Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki Bari (Queen resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum)Jagdish Temple: A temple situated in the middle of the city – a big tourist attraction, the temple of Jagannath Rai, now called Jagdish-ji, is a major monument. It is raised on a tall terrace and was completed in 1651. 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. It was built by Maharana Jagat Singh Ist in 1651 A.D. It is an example of Indo – Aryan architecture.Fateh Sagar Lake :Fateh Sager Lake is a vicinity for young lovers, it is situated in the north of Lake Picholas. It was originally built by Maharana Jai Singh in the year 1678 AD, but later on reconstructed and extended by Maharana Fateh Singh, As lot of destruction was caused by heavy rains.In the year 1993-1994,the water vanished from the lake and again in the year 2005-2006, the lake regaind its water.The lake is tried directly to connect with mansivacal dam so that it doesnot suffer any type of water problem again in future.Saheliyon-ki-Bari: Sahelion Ki Bari’ was laid for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry. The gardens set below the embankment of the Fateh Sagar Lake have beautiful lotus pools, marble pavilions and elephant- shaped fountains. These fountains are fed by the water of the lake gushing through ducts made for the purpose. Each water channel has its distinct sound and the mingling of these sounds complement the ambience of the place.
DAY 10 - Udaipur - Ranakpur - Udaipur
After breakfast drive to Ranakpur. Ranakpur Jain Temples: The renowned Jain temple at Ranakpur is dedicated to Adinatha. Light colored marble has been used for the construction of this grand temple which occupies an area of approximately 60 x 62 meters. The temple, with its distinctive domes, shikhara, turrets and cupolas rises majestically from the slope of a hill. The temple is designed as caumukha—with four faces.The construction of the temple and quadrupled image symbolize the Tirthankara’s conquest of the four cardinal directions and hence the cosmos.Return to Udaipur in the evening and relax at hotel. Overnight will be at Udaipur.
DAY 11 - Udaipur - Mumbai
This morning after a leisurely breakfast transfer to airport to catch flight for Mumbai. On arrival at Mumbai airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day.
DAY 12 - Mumbai
Breakfast will be at hotel. Proceed for an excursion to the ELEPHANTA CAVES. Half day excursion to Elephanta Caves (Closed on Every Monday). Half day excursion across the harbour to the world famous, 1200 yrs. old Elephanta caves, dedicataed to Lord Shive, the famous Aculpture signifying the trinity of the creator, the preserver and the destroyer is located here.Return to the mainland in the evening.
DAY 13 - Mumbai
This morning after breakfast proceed on a City tour of Mumbai.Visit Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine drive, Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India & drive through the Crawford Market, Marine Drive & Flora Fountain. Later in the afternoon transfer to Mumbai International airport to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of your Vardhman’s “North India with Mumbai” escorted by Vardhman Vacations.