- Luxury Experiences
- Beyond India
Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days
On arrival in Mumbai you will be met by our representative and drive to the hotel.
Upon arrival transfer to Hotel.
Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 2: Mumbai
After breakfast, you will go on a sigh seeing tour in your private car in chauffeur along with language speaking guide to city tour. You will cover “Gateway of India”, a monument built during 20th century to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. The structure is built in Indo- Saracenic style and is 85 feet high. Drive past the Hanging Gardens, Victoria Railway Station and Crawford Market, you will visit Gandhi Museum to see pictorial exhibits of Mahatma Gandhi’s life. You will also visit Prince of Wales Museum on 11th November, 1905. The museum was completed in 1915 and designed by George Wittet.
Experience 1: Visit to ‘dhobi ghats’ (public laundry), the biggest in the world.
Day 3: Mumbai – Pune (148 kms/3 hours)
After early breakfast, you will drive to Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa, Pune. The resort is All –Villa and has view of Forest and Valley. It offers excellent Spa facilities to choice of each and every one. The retreat is situated in Sahyadari Mountains and 4 kms from Pawana Lake shore.
Overnight at the Resort.
Day 4: Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa, Pune
After breakfast, morning walk to small Shillim village. Rest of the day at resort for leisure activities.
Overnight at the Resort.
Day 5: Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa, Pune
At spa resort for leisure activities.
Day 6: Pune – Mumbai (148kms/ 3 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Mumbai and check in at Hotel. Evening free for you to explore the city.
Day 7: Mumbai – Goa (By Air)
After breakfast, transfer to Airport to take flight for Goa. In Goa, you will meet our representative and transfer to luxury beach resort.
Overnight at the Resort.
Day 8: Goa
Relax at resort and if you are a Golf enthusiast, you can enjoy golf in the resort r go for sun bathing and beach activities.
Day 9: Goa – Murudeshwara (200kms/4.5 hours)
After early breakfast, drive to Murudeshwara in your personal car. Murdeshwara is a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. Murudeshwara”‘ is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world’s second-tallest Shiva statue, the town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murdeshwar Temple. Murudeshwara is famous for its two places:
Murdeshwar Temple and Raja Gopura: This temple is built on the Kanduka Hill which is surrounded on three sides by the waters of the Arabian Sea. It is dedicated to Shiva, and a 20-storied gopura is constructed at the temple. The temple authorities have installed a lift that provides a breath-taking view of the 123-feet Shiva idol from the top of the Raja gopura. There is also a Rameshwar linga at the bottom of the hill, where devotees can do seva themselves. Two life- size elephants in concrete stand guard at the steps leading to it. The entire temple and temple complex, including the 237-feet-tall Raja Gopura, is one among the tallest, was constructed to its present form by businessman and philanthropist R. N. Shetty.
Statue of great Lord Shiva: A huge towering statue of Lord Shiva, visible from great distances, is present in the temple complex. It is the second highest statue of Lord Shiva in the world. The statue is 123 feet (37 m) in height and took about two years to build. The statue was built by Shivamogga’s Kashinath and several other sculptors, financed by businessman and philanthropist Dr. R.N. Shetty, at a cost of approximately Rs 50 million. The idol is designed such that it gets the sunlight directly and thus appears sparkling.
Day 10: Goa
Relax on the beach and leisure moments.
Day 11: Goa – Mumbai – Udaipur
After breakfast, transfer to Airport to catch flight to Udaipur via Mumbai. On arrival in Udaipur, you will meet our representative at Airport and transfer you in your personal car to one of the best hotels in Udaipur.
Day 12: Udaipur
After Breakfast, you will go for sightseeing of Udaipur, a city built around 5 artificial lakes also known as “Lake City”. Hollywood Movie “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and James Bond series “Octopussy” was shot in Udaipur. You will visit the City Palace – a palace, built in the 16th century Udai Singh II, just along Lake Pichola, Sahelion-Ki-Bari (Garden of the Maidens), luxurious garden, Jagdish Temple, dedicated to Vishnu, built in the style of Indo-Aryan architecture on a high terrace where is a wide staircase and Vintage Car Museum.
Experience 2: Evening Boar ride to Lake Pichola.
Experience 3: Cultural show at Bagore ki Haveli in the evening.
Overnight at hotel
Day 13: Udaipur – Jodhpur (260 kms/6 hours)
After Breakfast, your private chauffeur takes you to Jodhpur enroute you will stop at Ranakpur Temple which built in white marble with carvings and architectural elegance. Temple is built in 15th century has 29 halls, 5 spires, 20 domes and 144 pillars. It is amazing to see that no two pillars look alike and their carving is astonishing.
You will have lunch at Mountabattan Lodge, Ranakpur, with compliments of Vilasa. This lodge was established in the year 1459 and has been opened to guests only in October, 2014.
You will drive to Jodhpur and check in to comfort of your luxury hotel.
Experience 4: Meet the head priest of the temple and attend an exclusive prayer ceremony. Later if interested, join in for a short meditation session.
Experience 5: On route to Jodhpur, you will stop at Rohet where you will board jeep to explore rural village. You will visit a home and meet Bishnoi tribal villagers. This tribe love environment and preserve wildlife in their own style.
Overnight at hotel
Day 14: Jodhpur
After breakfast you leave for morning sightseeing of Jodhpur and visit Mehrangarh fort situated at 125 mt high perpendicular cliff. Fort made of red sand stone imposing and is a strange beauty, so colossal are its properties that Rudyard Kipling called it the work of giants. Hollywood movie “Dark Night Rises” was shot at Mehrangarh Fort.You will also visit Jaswant Thada.
Experience 6: You will see live demonstration of tying rajasthani turban at the Meherangarh Fort… a true delight.
Experience 7: Evening visit at the clock tower market on a horse cart.
Overnight at the Hotel
Day 15: Jodhpur – Jaipur (350 kms/6 hours)
After breakfast you will visit Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum which homes the tasteful and priceless collection of Maharaja of Jodhpur. Drive in to your private car to Jaipur – the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India, also known as the Pink City of India. Check in your palace hotel, which is a destination in itself.
Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 16: Jaipur – Agra (242 kms/4.5 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Agra enroute you will visit village of Abhaneri, famous for its “baori” – step by step wells, invented by local people for the extraction of water for crops. Chand Baori – the most popular in the region well and is the deepest and largest in India – 30 meters.Here 3500 steps and 13 floors. The temperature inside the buildings on 5-6 degrees lower than on the surface.On the way you will visit Fahtepur Sikri , the capital of the Mughal Empire during the reign of Akbar in the 1571-1585 years. This is the first planned city of the Mughals with magnificent palatial architecture, part since 1986 in the UNESCO World Heritage. You will see the mosque Jama Masjid, built in the style of Indian mosques, gates Buland Darwaza , palaces Jorda Bai,Birbal Bhawan and Panch Mahal. Upon arrival in Agra, you will check in to most luxurious hotel.
Day 17: Agra
After early breakfast, you will leave for excursion to Taj ,Mahal – the most outstanding monument of love in white marble, one of the seven wonders of the world. It is the most famous and long-lasting construction of the Mughal Empire, a masterpiece of architecture, the Indian Muslims. Built on the orders of the sultan Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth fourteenth child (later was buried here himself Shah Jahan). The building began to build around 1632 and completed in 1653. The construction of the complex was invited more than 22,000 artists from all over the empire, as well as masters of Central Asia, Persia and the Middle East. The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements of Indian, Persian and Arabic architectural styles. The walls are lined with polished marble, translucent, brought the construction of 300 km, inlaid with semi-precious stones – turquoise, agate, malachite, carnelian. Marble has the peculiarity that in bright daylight it looks white, pink at dawn, and in the moonlight – silver. Taj Mahal is a five-domed building height of 74 m on a platform with four minarets at the corners (they are slightly tilted to the side of the tomb, in order that in case of failure as not to damage it), which adjoins the garden with fountains and a swimming pool. During the year, the Taj Mahal is visited by 3 to 5 million visitors, of which more than 200000 – from abroad. In 1983, the Taj has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage.
Later, you can visit the marble mausoleum of Itmad- ud- Daulah, architectural structure of extraordinary beauty, built by Empress Nur Jehan in memory of her father Mirza Ghiyat Beg -Mughal army commander. Then visit the Agra Fort, or the Red Fort , built by order of the Mughal emperor Akbar the Great in 1565, another UNESCO World Heritage Site.At different times, the fort was used for military purposes and as a palace.
Experience 8: In evening you will attend “Mohabbatein Taj Show” depicting the romantic love story of Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Experience 9: Visit to private collection of gems/jewellery and embroidery/ tapestries in Agra.
Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 18: Agra – Delhi (230 kms/ 4.5 hours)
After Breakfast, your private chauffeur takes you to Delhi to catch your onward flight.
|Mumbai:||The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel|
|Pune:||Hotel Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa|
|Goa:||The Leela / W Hotel|
|Udaipur:||Taj Lake Palace|
|Jodhpur:||Umaid Bhawan Palace|
|Jaipur:||Taj Rambagh Palace|
|Agra:||The Oberoi Amarvilas|
Hotels Envisaged or similar
|DAY||CITY||Hotel / Room Category||17Nights|
|Day 01/03||Mumbai||Taj Mahal Palace – Luxury Grande City View||02|
|Day 03/06||Pune||Hilton Shilim estate retreat & Spa – Valley View||03|
|Day 06/07||Mumbai||Taj Mahal Palace – Luxury Grande City View||01|
|Day 07/11||Goa||The Leela – Lagoon Terrace||04|
|Day 11/13||Udaipur||Taj Lake Palace – Luxury Lake View||02|
|Day 13/15||Jodhpur||Umaid Bhawan Palace – Palace Room||02|
|Day 15/16||Jaipur||Rambagh Palace – Palace Room||01|
|Day 16/18||Agra||The Oberoi Amarvilas –Premier room||02|
Valid dates (15 Apr’17 till 30 Sept ’17)
Tour Cost: per person in USD
|No. of Pax||Net Cost|
|02 Paying Pax ( Twin Sharing basis)||US$ 5726 Per person|
|Single room Supplement||US$ 3601 Per Single Room|
|Airfare Supplement (Mumbai – Goa, Goa – Mumbai – Udaipur ) – 03 Sectors||US$ 185 Per person|
1. Total 17 nights programme in based on Luxury hotels.
2. Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis.
3. All transfers, tours and excursion as per itinerary using:
Expect Mumbai, Pune & Goa will be Toyota Innova, Tempo Traveller & Mini Coach.
4. Services of an English Speaking local Guide for city excursions only.
5. Entrance fees to sites and monuments mentioned in the Itinerary for one visit only.
6. Elephant Ride at Amber Fort-Jaipur (Subject to availability).
7. Boat Ride at Lake Pichola Udaipur.
8. Village safari at Bishnoi Village.
9. Assistance on arrival at hotel for smooth Check-in
10. All taxes, tolls, parking fees and service tax.
Cost does not include:
• Any airfare (International or domestic).
• Passport and Visa fees for India.
• Lunch or other meals OR options not mentioned in the itinerary / cost inclusion.
• Any item of personal nature and Gratuities.
• Any insurance.
• Additional nights for participants, which is offered at additional cost to individual participants.
• Tips, porterage at hotels and Airport/Railway Station.
Special Value Add ons – Courtesy “Minar Travels”:
• Bottled water available in vehicle during travel.
• Wet tissues available for clients in the vehicle after returning from city tours.
• Express check – in at all hotels.
• Taj Mahal is closed to public on Fridays. However, with the restoration of Mehtab Bagh, a 17th Century Mughal Garden, its location across the Yamuna River, provides breath taking view of the monument. It is possible to sit in this beautiful surrounds to have à uncluttered view of sunset or sunrise over the mausoleum.
• Elephant ride to visit Amber Fort in Jaipur is subject to availability as government has restricted the number of rides and prior reservation. Clients will have to queue themselves and wait to see if they can get a chance to have the elephant ride. There is no guarantee that even after queuing, they will get an elephant ride if the quota of rides is over. In this case, we shall provide Jeep ride to ascend the Amber Fort.