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Budget vacation tour covering forts & palaces of Rajasthan.

Essence of India

Duration: 13 nights / 14 days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Aurangabad - Mumbai - Goa - Mumbai

Day 01
Welcome on arrival at Delhi and transfer to hotel.

Day 02
After breakfast, tour the historic city of old Delhi to include the magnificent Red Fort, Jama Masjid, largest mosque in Asia, both built by Shahjahan, Rajghat - memorial to Mahatma Gandhi - the "Father of nation". Afternoon, tour of new Delhi to include Humanyun Tomb, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Birla Mandir / Bahai Temple. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03
Morning, transfer to airport for flight to Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur transfer to the hotel. After breakfast, city tour of Jaipur covering Palace of Winds, City Palace, Royal Observatory. Afternoon, visit Amber fort, once the capital of Kachwahas before they moved to their newly built capital in Jaipur. This is the only fort where still one can go by the elephant back even today like a Maharaja. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Jaisalmer. On arrival at Jaisalmer transfer to the hotel. Do sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer visiting Fort, Havelis and Garhi Sar, cenotaph at sunset point. Afternoon camel safari to sunset point and touch the sand dunes Overnight at hotel.

Day 05
After breakfast, visit bazaars (shopping area) and catch afternoon flight to Jodhpur. On arrival at jodhpur transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Jodhpur Fort. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06
Visit Jaswant Thada, Mandore Garden and Umaid Bhawan Palace. Evening, transfer to airport to catch flight to Udaipur and on arrival at Udaipur transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07
Full day sightseeing of the city including City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sahalion ki Bari. Evening sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08
Morning, transfer to airport for flight to Aurangabad. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Afternoon, excursion to Ellora Caves where Buddhist, Jain and Hindu shrines date back to 4th to 9th century A.D. Also visit Kailasha temple, the largest monolithic temple. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09
Full day, excursion to Ajanta caves where there are Buddhist & Jain caves. 30 Buddhist caves are full of sculptures and frescoes of life of Lord Buddha. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10
Morning, transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai. Afternoon visit Elephanta Caves, 7th century cave temples. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11
City tour of Mumbai, visiting Hanging Garden, Marine Drive, Dhobi Ghat, Vidhan Sabha, Malabar Hill & Prince of Wales Musuem. Evening free. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12
Depart for airport for flight from Mumbai to Goa. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Relax on beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13
In Goa at beach. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14
Transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai and on arrival, transfer to international airport for connecting onward flight.

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