Multi-Day Tour

Grand India (Summer 2018) (20 days)

Luxury Gold

Delhi, India To Mumbai, India

Valid for Departures: 10 Sep 2018 - 08 Apr 2019

Grand India (Summer 2018) (20 days)

Day 3

Agra And The Views Of The Taj Mahal.

Day 4

Sunrise At The Taj And Jaipur, The Pink City.

Day 6

Bikaner, Camel Country With A Royal Aura.

Day 7

The Sun City, Jaisalmer.

Day 8

Jaisalmer Sightseeing.

Day 9

The Blue City Of Jodhpur.

Day 10

Explore Mehrangarh Fort.

Day 13

Fly To Kochi Via Mumbai.

Day 14

Kochi Sightseeing, Cooking School And Kathakali.

Day 16

Kumarakom And Vaikom Village.

Day 17

Kumarakom And Alleppey.

Day 18

Magical Mumbai.

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Delhi, India
Trident, Gurgaon, Delhi. None
Your Escorted Journey begins on Day1. Please make sure your flights arrive on or before this day. (Ask about our great deals). Welcome to India! On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, you will be greeted with a traditional floral garland and transferred to your hotel. At 19:00, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for your Welcome Dinner.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 2
Delhi, India
Trident, Gurgaon, Delhi. None
Enjoy a ride by rickshaw through the lanes of Chandni Chowk bazaar in Old Delhi. See Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Red Fort. Visit the Gandhi memorial at Raj Ghat and the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. Travel along the broad Rajpath, passing the India Gate and Parliament House, to visit the Tomb of Humayun.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 3
Agra And The Views Of The Taj Mahal.
Jaypee Palace Hotel & Convention Centre Agra. None
Spend time exploring the famous market, Sadar Bazaar, as you make your way through the city to Agra Fort, a powerful fortress of red sandstone. After your tour through the palatial Royal Pavilions and gardens there is free time to relax. Walk through a village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal with one of the villagers to discover the way of life as agriculturists next to India's most famous monument.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 4
Sunrise At The Taj And Jaipur, The Pink City.
Le Méridien Jaipur. None
At sunrise, visit the lustrous Taj Mahal, a monument of love and flawless architectural creation, built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. After breakfast, travel to the historic city of Bharatpur for lunch, before continuing to the Pink City of Jaipur.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 5
Jaipur, India
Le Méridien Jaipur. None
Ascend by jeep to the Amber Fort, with its royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirrors, glass and exquisite paintings. Return to Jaipur to see the Hawa Mahal, or The Palace of Winds, and visit the City Palace Museum and royal observatory. In private elegance at Sukh Niwas, Jaipur's City Palace, enjoy a High Tea fit for royalty. Renowned for its spectacular Lalique Peacock table made to order for the Royal Family of Jaipur, this VIP experience is exclusively available to Luxury Gold guests.(Buffet Breakfast / Afternoon Tea)
Day 6
Bikaner, Camel Country With A Royal Aura.
The Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner. None
Journey northwest to the fort town of Mandawa for lunch. Afterwards, continue to the fortified desert city of Bikaner, known for its camel festival which is celebrated on a grand scale every January. Learn all about this indispensable ship of the desert at the Camel Research Farm before reaching your hotel.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 7
The Sun City, Jaisalmer.
Suryagarh, Jaisalmer. None
Your exploration of Bikaner includes the Junagarh Fort, an unassailable fortress comprising of various palaces, pavilions and a museum containing priceless art and antiques. This afternoon continue through the Great Thar Desert to the trade route town of Jaisalmer, crowned by its hilltop fortress.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 8
Jaisalmer Sightseeing.
Suryagarh, Jaisalmer. None
Embark on a city exploration of Jaisalmer, visiting Gadisar Lake and the Fort built in 1156 that is still in use today. Pass by the local market where you can witness desert life at its best. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. No visit to Jaisalmer is complete without a trip into the rippling Kanoi Sand Dunes. Savour a dinner accompanied by the gentle melodies of a local musician.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 9
The Blue City Of Jodhpur.
Welcomhotel Jodhpur. None
Follow the ancient silk routes to the Blue City of Jodhpur and your beautiful hotel. Later, journey to Rohet and feel the very pulse of rural Rajasthan on your village jeep safari where you are welcomed into the homes of the local Bishnoi people to share a slice of their life. In the evening savour a delicious meal at a local restaurant.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 10
Explore Mehrangarh Fort.
Welcomhotel Jodhpur . None
Visit Mehrangarh Fort set on a cliff 30 metres above the city skyline and the white marble Jaswant Thada. Experience a tuk tuk ride through the ancient winding streets before returning to your hotel, where the rest of the day is free to relax.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 11
Udaipur, India
The Leela Palace Udaipur. None
Travel to Ranakpur, the temple town of Rajasthan. Explore the elaborate carvings and classic architecture of the sprawling Jain temples, which are regarded as perhaps the best in the country. At lunch, you will learn from a local chef during your included cooking demonstration. Then, continue through the undulating countryside to Udaipur, the beautiful City of Lakes.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch)
Day 12
Udaipur, India
The Leela Palace Udaipur. None
Explore the City Palace complex and wander through the markets and bazaars to visit the Jagdish Temple, as well as the Garden of the Maids of the Honour. Take time out to unwind and find balance at your hotel’s renowned wellness spa, which offers ancient treatments such as reflexology, Indian head massages and hot-stone massages. Cruise the serene waters of Lake Pichola, before enjoying a special Celebration Dinner at the landmark Sunset Terrace while musicians serenade you(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 13
Fly To Kochi Via Mumbai.
Crowne Plaza Kochi. None
In the morning, board your flight to Mumbai and onto Kochi. On arrival, transfer to your sophisticated hotel offering panoramic views of the backwaters and the city.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 14
Kochi Sightseeing, Cooking School And Kathakali.
Crowne Plaza Kochi. None
Sightseeing of Kochi shows you the oldest Jewish synagogue in the commonwealth. Next, witness the renowned mythological murals of Mattancherry Palace, built in 1557 by the Portuguese. Stop by India’s oldest European-built Church of St. Francis to see the tombstone of Vasco de Gama, interred here before his remains were returned back to Lisbon. Meet Nimmy a local cookery instructor as she demonstrates traditional Kerala home recipes. Then feast on some of the delicious treats during our included lunch. In the evening, you will attend a performance of traditional Kathakali dance.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch)
Day 15
Kumarakom, India
Kumarakom Lake Resort. None
Witness glorious scenery en route to Kumarakom. On arrival, the rest of the day is free to explore at your leisure.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 16
Kumarakom And Vaikom Village.
Kumarakom Lake Resort. None
For those who want to rise early in the morning, there is an included bird watching tour at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Set within lush acres of woodland, become acquainted with the vast variety of migratory birds, that flock to the Himalayas. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Guided by boat, explore the narrow canals of Vaikom village, one of the oldest townships in Kerela and with many spots untouched by modernity. Gain insight into the life at the village and try your skills at weaving from wild pineapple leaves or coconut husks, before sharing lunch at a local’s home. This afternoon, why not treat yourself to an Ayurveda treatment at the hotel?(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch)
Day 17
Kumarakom And Alleppey.
House Boat. None
Transfer to the local jetty to board your deluxe houseboat for a cruise on the backwaters of Alleppey. Journey through waterways that traverse past picturesque villages, fields, rice paddies and rows of swaying coconut palms. Relax, enjoy the tranquil setting and prepare for a luxurious night on-board.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 18
Magical Mumbai.
Trident, Nariman Point (Ocean View Room), Mumbai. None
Disembark your cruise and journey to Kochi for your flight to the vibrant city of Mumbai. Transfer to your hotel where you are at leisure, perhaps relax and enjoy the comforts of your deluxe hotel.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 19
Mumbai, India
Trident, Nariman Point (Ocean View Room), Mumbai. None
Enjoy the view of the city skyline on your cruise to Elephanta Island, the glorious abode of Lord Shiva. Visit the complex of ancient cave temples listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The massive entrance hall, supported by large pillars, houses the Mahesamurti, an enormous three-faced statue of Shiva. In the afternoon, your exploration of the city includes visiting the Gateway of India, commemorating the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Admire the collection of Indian paintings and sculptures at the Prince of Wales Museum, visit Jehangir Art Gallery, Crawford Market and see the meticulous Hanging Gardens on top of Malabar Hill. In the evening, raise a glass to your adventures, with your newfound friends during a delightful Celebration Dinner.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 20
Mumbai, India
None None
Your magical journey comes to an end with transfers to Mumbai airport for your onward flights.(Buffet Breakfast)

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Multihued cities, palaces, temples and forts give way to the lush Kerala coast on this trip. Drifting through the peaceful tropical backwaters on your deluxe houseboat contrasts with time spent in the megacity of Mumbai. The one constant is the exemplary service, opulent hotels and unrivalled care provided throughout this Luxury Gold itinerary. Your experiences include learning how to express emotions with the raise of an eyebrow at a vibrant performance of traditional Kathakali dance, staying at The Leela Palace, set in a majestic location on Lake Pichola and in Kochi, cooking instructor Nimmy Paul unveils her secrets of traditional cooking techniques. See how you travel like a VIP with ...

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