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  • Excellent service. Excellent People - Ann Sharkey, UK
  • Very well organized trip. Our driver Ashok was excellent. - Laura Berick, US
  • Thank you for looking after us so well. All guides and representatives were outstanding - John Basil Petrof, Canada
  • Shall recommend your services to all my friends. All the best - John Cody, Australia
  • Very professional people. All guides and reps were good. No force shopping which I liked the most - S. Holland, Canada
  • Thank you for taking good care. All my group members were happy and pleased with your services.- Julien Brian, Australia

The Sprit of Yoga Tour (11Nights/12Days)

Places covered : Mumbai - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi

Day 01 Arrive Mumbai

Upon arrival our representative will receive you and will escort you to your hotel.

MUMBAI: Formerly Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous city in the world , along with the neighboring urban areas, including the cities of Navi Mumbai and Thane, it is one of the most populous urban regions in the world. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbor. The seven islands that came to constitute Mumbai were home to communities of fishing colonies.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 In Mumbai

Morning city tour, after breakfast pick up from hotel to board the launch from Apollo Bunder for 01 hrs sail on the sea to reach Elephanta Caves. Later return and visit The Gateway of India - Mumbai's most famous landmark, created to welcome King George V and Queen Mary when they arrived in 1911 for the Delhi Durbar. Another stop at the Prince of Wales Museum which is home to one of the best collections of Indian art and sculpture. The Victoria Terminus is another superb relic of the Raj. The terminus is Bombay's main station and sees more than two million people pass through every day. Completed in 1888 and designed by Frederick William Stevens it is richly ornamented. The carving work was carried out by local art students as well as traditional craftsmen. It's original name, Victoria Terminus, honors Queen Victoria's golden Jubilee, has now been officially changed to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Followed by the visit to famous Marine Drive and Colaba market.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 Mumbai - Udaipur (By Flight)

In time pick up from hotel to connect flight for Udaipur. Upon arrival you will be received and escorted to your hotel.

UDAIPUR: Founded in 1568, by Maharaja Udai Singh, Udaipur rivals any of the world famous creations of the Mughals. As the capital of the old Mewar state, it was the only Rajput stronghold to uphold its Hindu allegiance in the face of Muslim invasion. From the late 16th century, peace brought about an era of renaissance in the arts and encouraged the building of beautiful Palaces around the Lake, which culminated in the City Palace, one of the largest Palace complexes in the world. The Lake itself is a romantic setting surrounding the gleaming white |Lake Palace and the Jag Mandir – a refuge of the rebel Mughal Prince, Shah Jehan, who soon became the creator of the Taj Mahal in Agra.

In the evening enjoy a relaxed boat cruise on Lake Pichola for an hour and visit the Jag Mandir Palace.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 In Udaipur

Early morning Yoga session with trained Yoga guru (teacher).

Morning after breakfast, half day city tour of Udaipur, a splash of colour in Rajasthan that is brighter when tinged with the tones of local lore and legends. Visit the City Palace, built in 1725, which houses the Dilkhush Mahal, Sheesh Mahal - studded with glittering Belgium Mirrors, Moti Mahal and the Palace of Lord Krishna all of which are ornately decorated. Later visit the Jagdish Temple. This temple built in 1651 is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver in the Hindu Trinity of Gods. Also visit the Sahelion Ki Bari gardens and fountains. Later drive around the Fatehsagar Lake.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 Udaipur - Jodhpur ( 280 kms 6 hrs )

After breakfast you will be escorted to the airport to connect your flight to Jodhpur. Our representative will assist you check-in at your hotel.

JODHPUR: Jodhpur is the gateway to the Thar Desert and Rao Jodha founded this city in the 15th cent. The City has many specialties such as the red sand stone buildings, the Merangarh Fort & the Umaid Bhawan Palace are so imposing and placed in such strategic positions that they are visible from every corner of the city and from far distance.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 In Jodhpur

Early morning Yoga session with trained Yoga guru (teacher).

After breakfast visit one of the most imposing Forts of Rajasthan the Mehrangarh Fort situated on a 37m high sandstone hill built by Rao Jodha in 1459. The display in the Fort Museum is one of the best and is most professionally managed. Followed by visit to Jaswant Thada.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 Jodhpur - Jaipur (330 kms 6 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Jaipur.

JAIPUR: Jaipur is well known as the Pick City and Pink color has come from the Terracotta color that was used to paint the city to welcome the Prince Albert in 1853. Maharaja Jai Singh II founded the city in 18th century and it t is a planned city built on the principles of “Vastu Shastra” ancient Hindu building rules. You will be escorted to your hotel The Oberoi Raj Vilas. In the afternoon you will be taken out on a short tour of the Old City where you will visit the City Palace Museum & the Stone Observatory. Rest of the evening is free for shopping or a walk in the Old City area.

Upon arrival meet and greet at airport and transfer to Hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 In Jaipur

Early morning Yoga session with trained Yoga guru (teacher).

Morning: visit of Amber Fort with elephant ride. Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort may not look beautiful from the outside, but the interior is a virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. A major attraction at Amber is the Elephant Ride all the way up to the Fort entrance. This journey on caparisoned elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. Inside the Fort visit the Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory. Inside the Jag Mandir is the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period. En-route to Amber Fort, you will have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds.

Afternoon: - city tour of Jaipur which begins with a visit to the Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 Jaipur – Agra (240 kms 5 and half hrs)

Today you will leave by road for the city of the Taj, Agra. You will drive into the Gangetic plains, where you will notice that the vegetation, the clothing of the people, the language used has all changed and you are in a different State.

En route visit “FATEHPUR SIKRI” Situated around 40 km from Agra built by Emperior Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. This was the capital of the Mughal emperor Akbar between 1570 to 1586. Fatehpur Sikri’s sprawling structure is made of red sandstone and combines both Hindu and Muslim architecture. The main entrance to this walled city is through the 175 feet Buland Darwaza. The finest monuments within this area are the Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, Panch Mahal, Jama Masjid and Panch Mahal.

AGRA: On the right bank of the River Yamuna, Agra reigns over a glorious past created by warriors as skilled in art and architecture as they were on the battlefield. The city’s historical origins before the Mughal conquest are dim and it was practically founded by the Mughal Emperor Babur. To the lover of art and to the traveller seeking the wonders of India, Agra is the goal of a pilgrimage, its shrines being the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 Agra - Delhi (By Surface 205 Kms / 4 hrs )

Morning visit Taj Mahal which is the seventh wonder of world, built by Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz Mahal by the banks of river Yamuna. After her untimely death, Shahajahan had her mortal remains buried in this mausoleum. And after his own demise he was placed to rest next to his beloved queen in the same mausoleum The Taj has been called the most extravagant monument ever built for the sake of love. The great monument took almost 22 years to build and was completed in 1653. Around 20,000 workers from all over the country and central Asia were recruited to translate this dream into a reality. (TAJ MAHAL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS).

Later in the afternoon drive to Delhi. On arrival check in hotel.

DELHI: one of India's fastest growing cities has spread far beyond the "seven cities" created between the 13th and the 17th centuries. It has sprawled over the west bank of the Yamuna and now straddles the river. Remnants of the past survive cheek -by-jowl with skyscrapers, residential colonies and bustling commercial complexes. Delhi has some of the finest museums in the country. Its boutiques and shopping arcades offer access to a wealth of traditional and contemporary crafts from all over the country. It has specialty restaurants to please the gourmet, open parks and gardens ablaze with flowers, and in the winter months particularly, a variety of cultural events. Its many-layered existence is tantalizing and can entice the curious traveler into a fascinating journey of discovery.

Check in and overnight at hotel.

Day 11 In Delhi

Morning sightseeing of Old Delhi takes you to Jama Masjid, - The largest mosque in India. Visit the magnificent Red Fort, - a marvel in red sandstone, built on the banks of River Yamuna by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Drive past Chandni Chowk, once an imperial avenue of Mughal Royalty which today is the busiest commercial area of the city.

Afternoon visit New Delhi, the 12th century Qutab Minar, gracefully hand-carved for its entire height of 234ft, and the iron pillar, which has withstood the ravages of time and not rusted even after 1500 years. Visit the mausoleum of emperor Humayun - a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture. Drive past the India Gate (war memorial dedicated to the lives of laid down by the Indian soldiers), the president's residence - formerly the Viceroy's Palace, parliament House and the Secretariat buildings, - an interesting blend of the Victorian and 20th century architecture.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 Leave Delhi

In time pickup from hotel to connect flight for onward destination.

 


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