Best of West and North India

Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days
Destinations: Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai-Goa-Murudeshwara-Goa-Mumbai-Udaipur-Jodhpur-Jaipur-Agra-Delhi

Tours in West and North India offer a number of delights to travelers seeking to discover the history and culture of India. From the mega-glamorous and city of myriad experiences Mumbai to well-managed museums, magnificent palaces, well – laid out parks and temples of Pune with Goa’s amidst swaying palms, white sands & sparkling waters. Experience the popular pilgrimage town Murudeshwara; the charming white city of Udaipur; the sun city of Jodhpur; explore the wonders, royal sites and glamourous past of Jaipur; and finally witness the Seven Wonders of the World the Taj Mahal in Agra.

Our 17 Nights/18 Days tour package is a perfect combination of heritage, rejuvenation and pilgrimage destinations that will offer you a unique holiday experience.

  • Trip Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Inclusions & Exclusions
  • Route Map
Trip Itinerary

  • 1 Days 1-2 : Mumbai
  • 2 Days 3-5 : Pune
  • 3 Day 6 : Mumbai
  • 4 Days 7-8 : Goa
  • 5 Day 9 : Murudeshwara
  • 6 Days 10 : Goa
  • 7 Days 11-12 : Udaipur
  • 8 Days 13-14 : Jodhpur
  • 9 Day 15 : Jaipur
  • 10 Days 16-17 : Agra
  • 11 Days 18 : Delhi
1 Days 1-2 : Mumbai
Day 1: Arrive Mumbai

On arrival in Mumbai you will be met by our representative and transfer to the hotel.

 

Overnight at hotel.

 

 

 

Day 2: Mumbai

 

After breakfast go on a sigh seeing tour “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.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.

2 Days 3-5 : Pune
Day 3: Mumbai – Pune (148 kms/3 hours)

After early breakfast 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 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 resort.

 

 

Day 5: Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa, Pune

At spa resort for leisure activities.

3 Day 6 : Mumbai
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.

Overnight at hotel.

 

4 Days 7-8 : Goa
Day 7: Mumbai – Goa (By Air)

After breakfast, transfer to airport to take flight for Goa. In Goa on arrival transfer to luxury beach resort.

Overnight at resort.

 

 

 
Day 8: Goa

Relax at resort and if you are a Golf enthusiast, you can enjoy golf in the resort, go for sun bathing and beach activities.

Overnight at resort.

 

5 Day 9 : Murudeshwara
Day 9: Goa – Murudeshwara (200kms/4.5 hours)

After early breakfast, drive to Murudeshwara. 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.

 

6 Days 10 : Goa
Day 10: Goa

Relax on the beach and leisure moments.

 

Overnight at resort.

7 Days 11-12 : Udaipur
Day 11: Goa – Mumbai – Udaipur

After breakfast, transfer to airport to catch flight to Udaipur via Mumbai. On arrival in Udaipur, transfer to 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 boat ride to Lake Pichola.

 

Experience 3: Cultural show at Bagore ki Haveli in the evening.

 

Overnight at hotel

8 Days 13-14 : Jodhpur
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.

Then 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.

 

9 Day 15 : Jaipur
Day 15: Jodhpur – Jaipur (350 kms/6 hours)

After breakfast drive to Jaipur. Later sightseeing tour of Jaipur city, visit Jantar Mantar, an observatory, which is equipped with instruments of astonishing size and precision, including a 90 foot high sun dial which is remarkably accurate, we will also see the ornate and elaborate Palace of Winds, the Hawa Mahal, a famous landmark of Jaipur and the City Palace museum.

 

 

Overnight at hotel.

10 Days 16-17 : Agra
Day 16: Jaipur – Agra (238 kms/5 hours)

After breakfast, Visit to Amber and its famous palace. Riding on elegantly caparisoned elephants, we approach the palace in the traditional way. The high gateways allow us to enter on these broad-backed animals. Inside, we will find lavish courtyards, beautifully decorated halls and the Chamber of Mirrors.

Then 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. Upon arrival in Agra, you will check in to most luxurious hotel.

Overnight at 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 MahalDuring 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 hotel.

11 Days 18 : Delhi
Day 18: Agra – Delhi (233 kms/ 4 hours)

After Breakfast, your private chauffeur takes you to Delhi to catch your onward flight.

 

Accommodation
Accommodation

List of Hotels according to there Respective City

CITY HOTEL DETAILS
Mumbai Taj Mahal Palace  
Pune Hilton Shilim estate retreat & Spa View Hotel
Goa The Leela View Hotel
Udaipur Taj Lake Palace View Hotel
Jodhpur Umaid Bhawan Palace View Hotel
Jaipur Rambagh Palace View Hotel
Agra The Oberoi Amarvilas View Hotel
Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions:

» Total 17 nights programme in based on mentioned hotels.

» Accommodation on bed & breakfast basis in base category rooms.

» All transfers, tours and excursion as per itinerary using Toyota Camry or similar.

» Services of an accompanying english speaking guide cum escort throughout the tour.

» Entrance fees to sites and monuments mentioned in the Itinerary for one visit only.

» Elephant Ride at Amber Fort-Jaipur (Subject to availability).

» Boat Ride at Lake Pichola Udaipur.

 

» All the experiences mentioned in the Itinerary.

» Assistance on arrival at hotel for smooth Check-in

» All taxes, tolls, parking fees and service tax.

Exclusions:

» Any airfare (International / 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 and porterage

Special Value Add ons – Courtesy “VILASA LUXURY”

» Bottled water available in vehicle during travel.

» Wet tissues available for clients in the vehicle.

» Express check – in at all hotels.

» Farewell dinner with a Souvenir from Vilasa Luxury

Note:

If you are more people travelling together please contact us for special cost.

N.B.: Travel Agents please contact for TAC

Route Map