Grand Tour of India
Dates: Jan 17 – Jan 31 ‘2014
Route Plan: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Delhi
Land Cost: 2195 CAD*
With International Airfare: 3595 CAD*
Day 1 - Your Grand Tour of India begins - Welcome to Delhi
Arrival in Delhi at midnight, Welcome to Delhi, India’s capital and a city with great history, vivid combination of old world imperial charm and sprouting modernity. On arrival at Delhi’s International Airport, you will be received by the GTP representative and will be transferred toyour hotel for check-in. Overnight stay at your hotel in Delhi.
Day 2 - Delhi
Relax after a long flight. In the afternoon, proceed for sightseeing of Delhi. Visit the Red Fort, Jama Mosque, and Famous bazaars of Chandni Chowk. Return to the hotel in the evening and relax. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
Day 3 - Delhi
After your breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a tour of New Delhi and visit Parliament Street, India Gate, Qutab Minar and Lotus Temple. Afternoon at leisure. Return to your hotel in the evening. Overnight stay at your hotel in Delhi.
Day 4 - Delhi – Agra (209 kms, approx.2 hrs, 30 mins)
After an early breakfast drive to Agra. On arrival at Agra, check-in at your hotel. After lunch, visit the monument of eternal love "The Magnificent Taj Mahal". If time permits, visit Agra’s Red Fort, Etimad-ud-Daula's Tomb and local bazaars. Overnight stay at your hotel in Agra. (Please note - Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays).
Day 5 - Agra – Jaipur (238 kms, approx.3 hrs, 45 mins)
After breakfast drive from Agra to Jaipur, en route visit Fatehpur Sikri, once the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar’s empire. On arrival at Jaipur, check-in at your hotel late afternoon. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay at your hotel in Jaipur.
Day 6 - Jaipur
After breakfast, proceed on a guided tour of Jaipur. Visit Amber Fort. Here, you will have the opportunity to have An Elephant ride and witness the grandeur of the fort which will leave you spellbound during the visit of this place. Later, proceed on a half day city tour of Jaipur visiting the City Palace, Royal Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar. You will have the possibility of some shopping during the later part of the day. Overnight stay at your hotel in Jaipur.
Day 7 - Jaipur – Bikaner (253 kms, approx.4 hrs 30 mins)
After breakfast drive to Bikaner and check-in at your hotel. Later proceed on a half day city tour visiting the Junagarh Fort, the camel breeding center, The Rat Temple at Deshnoke. Overnight stay at your hotel in Bikaner.
Day 8 - Bikaner – Jaisalmer (331 kms, approx.4 hrs 30 mins)
After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer, having lunch on the way and check-in at your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at your hotel in Jaisalmer.
Day 9 - Jaisalmer
After breakfast proceed on city tour of Jaisalmer visiting the Fort, Patwon ki Haveli and the Jain Temples. Return to your hotel. Rest of the free or take an optional jeep safari tour to the Sam sand dunes. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaisalmer.
Day 10 - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (270 kms, approx.4 hrs 30 mins)
After early morning breakfast drive to Jodhpur, Check into your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.Overnight stay at hotel in Jodhpur.
Day 11 - Jodhpur
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Jodhpur. Visit the Mehrengarh fort, Jaswat Thada and the city bazaar. Overnight stay at hotel in Jodhpur.
Day 12 - Jodhpur – Udaipur (248 kms, approx.4 hrs 15 mins)
After breakfast drive to Udaipur, on the way lunch & visit of beautiful Jain Temples of White Marble at Ranakpur. Continue journey towards Udaipur. Rest of the day at leisure.Overnight stay at your hotel in Udaipur.
Day 13 - Udaipur
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur city visiting the City Palace, Sahelion ki Bari, Jagdish Temple and the BharatiyaLokMandal. Later boatride & visit to a Miniature Art Gallery. Complete your tour in the 'City of Lakes' with a quick glimpse of the Fateh Sagar lake. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 - Udaipur – Delhi
After breakfast, have the rest of the day at leisure till you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Canada or for your trip extension.