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Heritage Treasures of Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata & Delhi

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Duration

11 Nights / 12 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through India’s Heritage Treasures of Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and Delhi. Begin in Mumbai, where the Gateway of India and bustling markets intertwine with colonial charm. Explore Chennai’s Fort St. George and the serene San Thome Basilica, blending Dravidian and European influences. Kolkata beckons with the grand Victoria Memorial, vibrant Park Street, and sacred temples along the Hooghly River. Delhi, India’s capital, dazzles with its Mughal splendor at the Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb, contrasted by the bustling Chandni Chowk and peaceful Lodi Gardens. This tour promises an enriching blend of history, culture, and architectural marvels across India’s diverse landscapes.

Highlights

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Mumbai

Arrive in Mumbai and transfer to your hotel. Rest and refresh after your journey.

Day 2: Mumbai

After breakfast at the hotel, begin your exploration of Mumbai with a visit to the iconic Gateway of India, a historical monument overlooking the Arabian Sea, symbolizing the city's colonial past and maritime significance. Proceed to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly Prince of Wales Museum), housing a vast collection of artifacts, including sculptures, paintings, and decorative arts from India and around the world. Explore Kala Ghoda Art District, known for its galleries, cultural events, and vibrant street art, showcasing Mumbai's artistic side. Visit Colaba Causeway, a bustling street market known for its vibrant atmosphere, shopping opportunities, and eclectic mix of street food. Experience Dhobi Ghat, the world's largest outdoor laundry, where Mumbai's traditional washermen (Dhobis) hand-wash clothes in concrete troughs, offering a unique cultural insight into the city's daily life.

Day 3: Mumbai - Chennai (flight)

After breakfast, fly to Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, known for its Dravidian architecture and cultural heritage. Upon arrival, visit Fort St. George, the oldest English fortress in India, housing historical artifacts and a museum offering insights into Chennai's colonial past. Explore San Thome Basilica, a majestic Roman Catholic basilica built over the tomb of St. Thomas, offering a blend of neo-Gothic and colonial architecture.

Day 4: Chennai - Pondicherry (250kms)

After breakfast, drive to Pondicherry (Puducherry), a charming town with French colonial influences blended with Tamil culture. En route, visit the Kanchipuram Temples, renowned for their Dravidian architecture and historical significance. Upon arrival in Pondicherry, check into your hotel. Visit Auroville, an international community dedicated to peace and sustainable living. Explore the Matrimandir, a golden meditation sphere known for its spiritual significance and architectural beauty. Explore the French Quarter (Ville Blanche) of Pondicherry, characterized by its tree-lined streets, colonial buildings, and quaint cafes offering a taste of French culture in India.

Day 5: Pondicherry - Chennai (165kms)/ Kolkata

After breakfast, drive back to Chennai and visit Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its ancient rock-cut temples and sculptures. Fly to Kolkata in the evening.

Day 6: Kolkata

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before visiting Victoria Memorial, an architectural marvel built during the British Raj, housing a museum showcasing Kolkata's history and art. Explore the beautifully landscaped gardens surrounding the memorial. Explore Park Street, Kolkata's iconic thoroughfare lined with restaurants, shops, and historic landmarks, offering a glimpse into the city's vibrant nightlife and cultural scene. Visit Dakshineswar Kali Temple, dedicated to Goddess Kali, situated on the banks of the Hooghly River. Explore Kalighat Kali Temple, one of the oldest and most sacred temples dedicated to Goddess Kali in Kolkata. Visit Indian Museum, the oldest and largest museum in India, showcasing a vast collection of artifacts, fossils, and ancient sculptures.

Day 7: Kolkata - Delhi (flight)

After breakfast, fly to Delhi, India's capital city known for its rich history, culture, and architectural landmarks.

Day 8: Delhi

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel before visiting Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, known for its grand architecture and expansive courtyard. Explore Chandni Chowk, one of Delhi's oldest and busiest markets, offering a vibrant mix of street food, spices, textiles, and more. Take a rickshaw ride through its narrow lanes. Visit Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the tallest brick minaret in the world, known for its intricate carvings and historical significance. Explore Humayun's Tomb, another UNESCO site and a masterpiece of Mughal architecture surrounded by beautiful gardens. Drive past India Gate, a war memorial dedicated to Indian soldiers, and the President's House (Rashtrapati Bhavan), showcasing grand colonial architecture and Mughal-style gardens. Visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwaras in Delhi known for its serene atmosphere and community kitchen serving free meals. Explore Lodi Gardens, a serene park dotted with 15th-century tombs and lush greenery, offering a peaceful retreat in the heart of Delhi.

Day 9: Delhi - Agra (204kms)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing for Agra, home to the world-famous Taj Mahal and other Mughal-era monuments. Visit Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, renowned for its white marble architecture and intricate inlay work. Explore Agra Fort, a UNESCO site and a former residence of Mughal emperors, featuring palaces, mosques, and gardens offering panoramic views of the Yamuna River. Visit Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb, often called the "Baby Taj," known for its exquisite marble inlay work and serene gardens.

Day 10: Agra - Jaipur (245kms)

After breakfast, drive to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan known as the "Pink City" for its terracotta-colored buildings and rich cultural heritage. En route, visit Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its well-preserved Mughal architecture and historical significance. Visit Abhaneri, renowned for the Chand Baori, a spectacular stepwell featuring intricate carvings and a deep geometric design. Explore the ancient Harshat Mata Temple nearby. Continue your journey to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. In the evening, you may explore local markets for traditional handicrafts and textiles.

Day 11: Jaipur

After breakfast, visit Amber Fort, a magnificent blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture located on a hilltop overlooking Maota Lake. Take an elephant ride or jeep ride to the fort entrance. Explore City Palace, a sprawling complex housing museums, courtyards, and gardens displaying royal artifacts and costumes. Visit Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory with impressive stone instruments used for measuring time, predicting eclipses, and tracking celestial bodies. Visit Birla Temple, a modern Hindu temple known for its intricate marble carvings and spiritual ambiance. Enjoy a shopping experience in Jaipur, renowned for its vibrant textiles, handicrafts, and jewelry.

Day 12: Jaipur - Mumbai/Delhi

Drive back to Delhi. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time for last-minute shopping or additional sightseeing in Delhi. Transfer to the airport for your onward journey or international departure, concluding your memorable tour of India's imperial metro cities and the Golden Triangle.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 11 Night's accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Mumbai - Chennai - Kolkata - Delhi & Jaipur - Mumbai flight fare approx INR 20,500 per person in economy class.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

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