Best of India
14 Days

ITINERARY

14 Days : Mumbai, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Jodhpur, Amber Fort, Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Delhi

Tour Overview:

A sunrise cruise on the Ganges, a morning flight over the Himalayas to behold the drama of Everest, a dinner in the home of an Indian family… this itinerary brings you the history and adventure of India with all the extra touches that will enrich every memory. From Mumbai to Kathmandu, you’ll explore the spectacle and the pageantry of these exceptional destinations.


Day 1 – Arrive Mumbai (Bombay)

Arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay) where you are welcomed with a traditional Indian greeting before being escorted to your hotel.


Day 2 – Mumbai Sightseeing

After a leisurely morning, embark on a tour of Mumbai. Visit the Gateway of India, the Hanging Gardens and the Malabar Hills where Mumbai’s rich and famous live, the Prince of Wales Museum, Dhobi Ghat, Marine Drive, the Gandhi Memorial Museum and Jain Temple. Welcome Dinner at the hotel. (BD)


Day 3 – Elephanta Caves / Udaipur

Cruise across the harbor to explore the amazing Elephanta Island and its famous caves, with carvings and sculptures dating back to 550 A.D. Fly to Udaipur and transfer to your hotel. (B)


Day 4 – Udaipur Sightseeing

Picturesque Udaipur, also known as the “City of Lakes,” is among the most romantic cities of India. Visit the City Palace, Saheliyonki Bari or Garden of Maids and the folklore museum where you are entertained by string puppets show typical to this area. Afternoon is at leisure. (B)


Day 5 – Udaipur / Ranakpur / Jodhpur

Drive to Jodhpur, en-route visiting the sculpted Jain temples of Ranakpur. Stop for lunch at Maharani Bagh, a mango grove and private gardens of the Maharajah of Jodhpur. (BL)


Day 6 – Jodhpur Sightseeing

Visit the invincible Mehrangarh Fort followed by a visit to the Jaswant Thada, a graceful marble cenotaph built in 1899 for Maharajah Jaswant Singh II, and cenotaphs of other Maharajahs of Jodhpur. Afternoon is at leisure. (B)


Day 7 – Jodhpur / Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur today, the capital and largest city of Rajasthan, also known as the “Pink City.” This afternoon, visit the City Palace, ancient  observatory, and Hawa Mahal, also known as “Palace of Winds.” (B)


Day 8 – Amber Fort Excursion

Ascend to the mountain fort, a wonderful example of Rajput architecture.  Walk through its complex of palaces, temples, and ornate apartments before taking the rest of the day for independent exploration. (B)


Day 9 – Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra

En route to Agra, visit the abandoned city of FatehpurSikri, a unique masterpiece of Muslim, Hindu and Jain architecture. Your afternoon in Agra will be spent exploring the city and the 16th century Agra Fort. Your day ends with the magnificent Taj Mahal, a monument to the memory of love. Your romantic encounter is further enhanced by the opportunity of viewing this beautiful edifice in the warm glow of sunset. (B)


Day 10 – Agra / Khajuraho

Today, board the train for Jhansi. Visit the medieval city of Orcha en route to Khajuraho. This afternoon visit the Western group of temples. Not much has changed to the appearance of the city since the 17th century. (B)


Day 11 – Khajuraho / Varanasi

Fly out to the holy city of Varanasi (Benares) after visiting the Eastern Group of Temples. Later visit Sarnath, site of Buddha’s first sermon, with its stupas and museum. In the evening proceed to the ghats in cycle rickshaws to witness the evening aarti ceremony. (B)


Day 12 – Varanasi / Delhi

Early this morning embark on a cruise on the Ganges. Witness a stunning sight as a multitude of devotees swarm the river and pay obeisance to the rising sun. Later continue on a walking tour of the historic city where spiritualism permeates the atmosphere. Later fly to the bustling capital city of Delhi and check in at your hotel. (B)


Day 13 – Delhi Sightseeing

Your morning starts off with a tour of Old Delhi visiting the Red Fort (Drive-By), Raj Ghat (a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi) and the mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar. The afternoon will be spent exploring New Delhi with a drive along Rajpath where you can view the Parliament House, the President’s House and India Gate. A visit to Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and Birla Temple are also included. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner (BD)


Day 14 – Akshardham Temple Sightseeing

Visit the beautiful Akshardham Temple. Built without steel, it consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quadrangle shikhars, a spectacular Gajendra Pith (a or pedestal of stone elephants) and 20,000 statues of India’s greatest sadhus, devotees, acharyas and divine personalities. Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind. Later proceed to the airport for your flight back to home.

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2024
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 08 - Jan 21 CAD 12,795 CAD 20,130
Jan 15 - Jan 28 CAD 12,795 CAD 20,130
Jan 22 - Feb 04 CAD 12,795 CAD 20,130
Jan 29 - Feb 11 CAD 12,795 CAD 20,130
Feb 05 - Feb 18 CAD 12,795 CAD 20,130
Feb 12 - Feb 25 CAD 12,795 CAD 20,130
Feb 19 - Mar 03 CAD 12,795 CAD 20,130
Feb 26 - Mar 10 CAD 12,795 CAD 20,130
Mar 04 - Mar 17 CAD 12,795 CAD 20,130
Mar 11 - Mar 24 CAD 12,795 CAD 20,130
Mar 18 - Mar 31 CAD 12,795 CAD 20,130
Mar 25 - Apr 07 CAD 12,795 CAD 20,130
Apr 01 - Apr 14 CAD 12,795 CAD 20,130
Apr 08 - Apr 21 CAD 12,795 CAD 20,130
Apr 15 - Apr 28 CAD 12,795 CAD 20,130
Apr 22 - May 05 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Apr 29 - May 12 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
May 06 - May 19 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
May 13 - May 26 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
May 20 - Jun 02 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
May 27 - Jun 09 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Jun 03 - Jun 16 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Jun 10 - Jun 23 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Jun 17 - Jun 30 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Jun 24 - Jul 07 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Jul 01 - Jul 14 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Jul 08 - Jul 21 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Jul 15 - Jul 28 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Jul 22 - Aug 04 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Jul 29 - Aug 11 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Aug 05 - Aug 18 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Aug 12 - Aug 25 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Aug 19 - Sep 01 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Aug 26 - Sep 08 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Sep 02 - Sep15 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Sep 09 - Sep 22 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Sep 16 - Sep 29 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Sep 23 - Oct 06 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Sep 30 - Oct 13 CAD 9,725 CAD 13,995
Oct 07 - Oct 20 CAD 13,875 CAD 22,295
Oct 14 - Oct 27 CAD 13,875 CAD 22,295
Oct 21 - Nov 03 CAD 13,875 CAD 22,295
Oct 28 -Nov 10 CAD 13,875 CAD 22,295
Nov 04 - Nov 17 CAD 13,875 CAD 22,295
Nov 11 - Nov 24 CAD 13,875 CAD 22,295
Nov 18 - Dec 01 CAD 13,875 CAD 22,295
Nov 25 - Dec 08 CAD 13,875 CAD 22,295
Dec 02 - Dec 15 CAD 13,875 CAD 22,295
Dec 09 -Dec 22 CAD 13,875 CAD 22,295
Dec 26 - Dec 29 CAD 13,875 CAD 22,295
Hotels:
Bombay
Taj Mahal Palace (Superior City Facing N/W)
Udaipur
Taj Lake Palace (Luxury)
Jodhpur
Umaid Bhawan Palace (Luxury)
Jaipur
Rambagh Palace (Palace)
Agra
ITC Mughal (Royal Mughal Suite)
Khajuraho
The Lalit (Garden View)
Varanasi
The Gateway (Superior)
Delhi
Taj Mahal (Luxury)

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights

  • Deluxe Accommodation as listed (or similar) with private facilities
  • Daily Breakfast & Welcome & Farewell Dinner Only
  • Domestic bottled water with every meal
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • All sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Local English-speaking guides for sightseeing
  • Entrance fee to monuments
  • Services of a professional SITA tour manager – 6 Pax Onwards
  • Baggage Handling
  • Sunset visit to the Taj Mahal
  • Elephant ride up to Amber Fort – Subject to availability
  • Boat ride on the Ganges River in Varanasi
  • Train fare Agra/Jhansi in Air-Conditioned Class
  • All present applicable taxes

Exclusions

  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, phone bills, hard drinks etc
  • Domestic Air-fare 
  • Supplement towards Mandatory Meals during Xmas & New Year.

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