Best Of India Tour

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DURATION PLACES COVERED
16 Nights / 17 Days Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Goa - Mumbai - Aurangabad - Ajanta - Ellora - Mumbai

Day 01: Arrival in Delhi and Old Delhi Sightseeing

Highlights: Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk

Fly from your country to New Delhi, you will be greeted & assisted upon arrival. You will be met by Superb India Tours representative, holding a placard with your name on it at the exit. Transfer to hotel, relax, refresh and proceed for Old Delhi sightseeing.

Indraprastha of the Pandavas, during the Mahabharata, is now heart of India where the past and the present blend so smoothly on the threshold of an exciting future. Old Delhi (Shah Jahanabad, 7th city) was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan during 17th century. New Delhi, a British-built capital, is now a national capital fulfilling a destiny that determined history would always be written in this. Today, across the capital, this remnant presents a mute testimony to the rise and fall of scores of kingdoms. Visit leisurely Red Fort, Jama Masjid and 400 years old Chandni Chowk.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing

Highlights: India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple and Sansad Bhavan.

Have breakfast at the hotel and then leave for full day sightseeing of New Delhi visiting Lotus Temple, Parliament House, and Presidential House, India Gate, Government buildings & Qutab Minar.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03: Delhi - Varanasi

Highlights: Sarnath Tour and Ganges Worship Ceremony.

Have breakfast in the morning and move for Khajuraho airport to board flight for Varanasi. Arrive at Varanasi. You will be received by Superb India Tours representative and assist you to transfer to the designated hotel. Freshen up and relax at the hotel. Proceed to visit splendid and magnanimous Sarnath and Ganges Worship Ceremony at the ghat of river Ganges.

VARANASI, also known as 'Kashi' or Benares, is situated on the holy banks of Ganga. This historic city is a center for Indian education, religion, art and culture. The Pandas and Pujaris (priests), along with their umbrellas at the Ghats, are the center of attractions for the tourists and pilgrims. Kashi is also called the cultural capital of India.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 04: Varanasi Ghat Tour- Khajuraho

Highlights: Ghat tour on boat, Western Group of Temples, Eastern Group of Temples and Southern Group of Temples.

Have breakfast early in the morning and proceed for visiting panoramic view of ghats on boat. The Ghats (steps on river front) of Varanasi are magnificent. The tourists get internal peace here. In the afternoon, proceed to Varanasi airport to board flight for Khajuraho. Arrive at Khajuraho airport. Superb India Tours representative will meet you on arrival and give you transfer to the Khajuraho hotel. Check in at the hotel, relax a bit and then move for sightseeing. Here in Khajuraho, carved art - creations and intoxicating paintings of erotic couple lovers, after viewing, the tourists get lost in them. These temples exhibit unique junction of art and beauty.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 05: Khajuraho - Agra via Jhansi

After early morning breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Agra via Jhansi in the state of Utter Pradesh India. From Khajuraho, you will be taken by car to Jhansi Railway station. En route visit the Orchha (sightseeing and lunch near river). Reach at Jhansi Railway station to board the train for Agra.

At late evening arrive at Agra and check in at the designate hotel for overnight stay.

Day 06 : Agra Sightseeing

Highlights: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula.

Early morning visit the world famous Taj Mahal then come back to hotel for breakfast. After getting refreshed, proceed to visit Old fort and Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07 : Agra- Fatehpur Sikri- Ranthambhore National Park (Tiger Sanctuary)

Highlights: Buland Darwaja (Fatehpur Sikri) and Forest stay.

After early morning breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Ranthambhore National Park in the state of Rajasthan, India. En route visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri famous for Buland Darwaja. Continue your drive to Ranthambhore. On arrival in Ranthambhore, check in at hotel, refresh & enjoy evening camp-fire and folk music.

Ranthambhore Fort, the oldest one in the state, is laid on Thambhore Hill. Ranthambhore National Park, called "Heaven for the tigers", is very eminent and famous among wildlife sanctuaries of the country. Spreading over 329sq km in the dense forest of Aravali and Vindhya ranges, the sanctuary is home to over 40 species of mammals, 320 species of birds, over 35 species of reptiles and over 300 species of plants.

Enjoy camp-fire in resort. Have dinner and overnight stay in the resort.

Day 08: Ranthambhore National Park (Tiger Sanctuary) - Jungle Safari

Highlights: Jungle safari.

After early morning breakfast, proceed for 04 hours (6AM-10AM) Jungle safari in Ranthambhore National Park. After morning safari, return to the resort. Have lunch in Ranthambhore resort.

After lunch and a bit of rest, proceed again in the afternoon for 04 hours (2PM-6PM) Jungle safari in Ranthambhore National Park. After enjoying the Jungle Safari, come back to resort, take evening snacks at camp-fire with rajasthani cultural program in Ranthambhore resort.

Dinner and overnight stay will be in the resort.

Day 09: Ranthambhore - Jaipur

Highlight: Albert Hall and Birla Temple.

After early morning breakfast in the hotel, proceed to Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan, India. On arrival in Jaipur, check in at the designated hotel, refresh a bit & proceed to visit Birla Temple (built in pure white marble and dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi) and Albert Hall (a museum that houses marvellous pieces of sculptures, paintings with a specialty of collections from natural history).

Jaipur is famous by the name of Pink City or Gulabi Nagar and is the capital city of Rajasthan. The sprinkling beauty, the edifices, big havelis and stupendous sky-touching forts of Jaipur attract the tourists immensely. This is the only city in the world which has been divided from the point of view of astrology. Jaipur has been laid according to the conventional nine-grid pattern that astrologers believe to be lucky and which has been recommended in the ancient Indian treatise on architecture. Its nine rectangular sectors represent nine levels of universe. A boundary wall with eight gates surrounds the city.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 10: Jaipur Sightseeing

Highlights: Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal and City Palace

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed on Jaipur city tour. Take an excursion to Amber Fort (biggest fort of Rajasthan). Enjoy a ride on a caparisoned elephant which will take to the top of the hill- the entrance of the mammoth fort. Thereafter visit Jal Mahal, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and local buzzing market place of the yore.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11: Jaipur-Delhi-Goa

Highlights: Leisure at Goa beach.

Have breakfast at the hotel, move for Delhi. Arrive at Delhi and embark on to catch flight for Goa. Arrive at Goa. Superb India Tours representative will take you the beach resort. Spend day at leisure on Goa beach.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 12: Goa

Highlights: Leisure at Goa beach.

Have breakfast at the hotel and spend day at leisure on Goa beach.

Day 13: Goa

Highlights: Leisure at Goa beach.

Have breakfast at the hotel and spend day at leisure on Goa beach.

Day 14: Goa-Mumbai

Highlights: Leisure at Goa beach.

Have breakfast at the hotel and enjoy the morning in leisure. Late afternoon embark on to board the flight for Mumbai. Upon Mumbai arrival, Superb India Tours representative will receive you and transfer to hotel.

Day 15: Mumbai-Aurangabad (By Flight)

Highlights: Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Fish Aquarium, Jain Temple, Hanging Garden on the slopes of Mahabar Hills, Chowpatty Beach and Marine Drive.

Have early morning breakfast at the hotel and proceed for Mumbai sightseeing which includes Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Fish Aquarium, Jain Temple, Hanging Garden on the slopes of Mahabar Hills, Chowpatty Beach and Marine Drive. At late afternoon proceed to Mumbai airport to board the flight for Aurangabad. Upon Aurangabad arrival, proceed to designated hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 16: Aurangabad sightseeing

Highlights: Ajanta Caves, Ellora Rock-cut Temples and Caves and Daulatabad Fort.

Have early morning breakfast at the hotel and proceed for sightseeing of World Heritage Sites of Ajanta and Ellora and historical fort of Daulatabad. Also, watch out the manufacturing centres of Paithani sarees.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 17: Aurangabad-Mumbai- Departure

After early morning breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Aurangabad airport to board the flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival, Superb India Tours representative will meet you and give transfer to Mumbai International airport for your onward destination.



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