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India in Style with Shimla - 12 nights/13 days

Destinations of this tour package - Delhi - Shimla - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur - Mumbai

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Day 01

Arrive Delhi

You will be received by a Trans India Holidays representative and will be transferred to the Oberoi Hotel and will assist with the check in formalities.
The Oberoi:
The Oberoi, Delhi echoes the capital city’s spirit in a symphonic combination of the traditional and the present-day sophistication. The Oberoi hotel is situated close to the city center near the government offices, financial, business and commercial district. The luxury Oberoi hotel overlooks the prestigious Golf Club on one side and the Heritage Humayun’s Tomb on the other. The hotel has delicate interiors, flawless services and fine cuisines combine together to make it the most beautiful and sophisticated hotel in Delhi. This award winning hotel is a perfect place for the business travel or holidays to explore the cultural and traditional wonders of Delhi. Your Shimla tour begins from the capital city Delhi, an energetic city, with a unique blend of the ancient and the contemporary era. Delhi has two visible parts: New Delhi, the city created by the British in 1911 as the Imperial capital of India and Old Delhi considered as the Muslim capital of India between the 17th and the 19th century. There are at least eight cities on the location of the modern Delhi, among which Indraprastha is one of the first recognized settlements, highlighted in the epic Mahabharata over 3000 years ago. Nevertheless, Delhi has always been one of the major cities in the northern region of the subcontinent.
Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 2

In Delhi

Red Fort:
The term Red Fort is taken from a Hindi word Lal, which means red and Quila which means fort. The structure of the Red Fort is very uneven and it is placed in an octet shape along the Yamuna River. This fort is delimited by a wall of about 2.4 kms in perimeter and is constructed of red sandstone. In 1638, Shah Jahan started building this huge fort and it was completed in 1648. The fort has a Diwan-e-Am (Hall for public audience), a Rang Mahal (a water- cooled apartment of royal ladies) and a Pearl Mosque, which was constructed with white marble. Red fort has two hallways: a) The Delhi gate and b) The Lahori gate, and both this gates face the renowned Chandni Chowk.
Jama Masjid:
Jama Masjid is one of the country’s major mosques where hundreds and thousands of Muslims offer their prayers even today. Jama Masjid was constructed by Shah Jahan as an architectural extravaganza in 1658. The wonders of construction in Jama Masjid are seen in the long stretches of stairs and the hefty courtyard.
Chandni Chowk (Silver Street): Chandni Chowk is well-known for its flamboyant streets with the famous shopping spots of Old Delhi. It is also has the country’s best known extensive market for textiles, electronic goods and watches. Entire Chandni Chowk was designed by Jahanara Begum, Shah Jahan’s beloved daughter and was then populated by the well-to-do families of that time. The famous Paranthawale Gali, known for its mouthwatering paranthas is also positioned in Chandni Chowk. The famous gold market, Dariba Kalan is also situated here.
India Gate: India Gate is a free standing, 42 metre high arch. It was built in 1931 and was formerly called the All India War Memorial in the memory of the 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in World War I. The names of the warriors are engraved all along the walls of the arch. The eternal flame was lit here to honor the Amar Jawan (Immortal Soldier), in 1971.
Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s House): Rashtrapati Bhavan is the authorized residence of the President of the country. It was designed by Lutyens, and was the official residence of the Viceroy when the British ruled India.
Humayun’s Tomb: Nine years after the death of Humayun, Haji Begum (widow of Humayun) built this tomb in 1565-66 in his memory.
Qutub Minar: This outstanding building in the Southern part of the capital was built by the Muslim King; Qutab–ud–din Aibak in 1199 A.D. The Minar (tower) is 72.5 meters tall and its base is a mosque.
Bahai Temple: It is a very new architectural marvel of the Bahai cult. This temple is visible from quite a lot of spots in South Delhi. This temple is moulded in the shape of a lotus and has precisely been given the name.
Overnight stay in Delhi

Day 3

Train Delhi - Kalka & Drive Kalka - Shimla (100 kms/ 03½ hrs)

After an early breakfast, you will be assisted with check-out formalities. You will then be escorted to New Delhi Railway station to board train “Kalka Shatabdi” at 0740 hrs. Arrive Kalka at 1200 hrs. Met on arrival at Kalka Railway Station and drive to Shimla, the next destination o your Shimla tour.
On your arrival, check in at the Oberoi Wildflower Hall.
Oberoi Wild Flower Hall:
The Oberoi Wild Flower Hall is situated 13 kilometers from Shimla, at an altitude of 8,350 feet in the splendid Himalayas. In the midst of virgin pine woods and cedar, the fairytale luxury resort, The Oberoi Wild Flower Hall is spread over 23 acres of land. Beautiful views of the mountains and the valleys are seen from all the rooms, restaurants, outdoor Jacuzzi and the heated swimming pool. You can also enjoy the adventure sport and explore the magnificent Himalayas. For the utmost pampering experience our luxury spa pavilions, which gives you a serene feeling and revitalizes your body and soul.
Shimla: Shimla called as the “Queen of Hill stations” is a beautiful place situated on the lower ranges of the Himalayas. It is surrounded by pine, deodar oak and rhododendron forests. It was the summer capital of British in India and now is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh, and still retains the colonial flavor. Today it has well developed facilities and numerous attractions making it one of India’s most popular hill resorts. Shimla offers a wide variety of shopping, and sport activities.
Overnight stay in Shimla.

Day 4

In Shimla

The day is free for you, relax and enjoy the facilities of the hotel and the beautiful Himalayan views. You could also visit the mall in Shimla and dive into the local bazaars.
Overnight stay in Shimla.

Day 5

In Shimla

The day is free for you, relax and enjoy the facilities of the hotel and the beautiful Himalayan views. You could also visit the mall in Shimla and dive into the local bazaars.
Overnight in Shimla.

Day 6

Shimla - Kalka & Train Kalka - Delhi

After a relaxing breakfast, you will be met and transferred to the Kalka Railway station to board train “Kalka Shatabdi” for Delhi at 1730hrs. Arrive Delhi at 2140 hrs.
You will be met by our representative at the Delhi railway station and will be transferred to The Oberoi hotel and will assist you with the check in formalities .
Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 7

Drive Delhi - Agra (220 kms/04 hrs)

After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel you will start you drive to Agra, the next destination on your Shimla tour. On your arrival check in at The Oberoi Amarvilas.
Oberoi Amarvilas:
The Oberoi Amar Vilas is situated about 600 m away from the Taj Mahal. The hotel has been designed in such a way that guests have an uninterrupted view of the Taj Mahal from almost all its rooms and suites. The traditional framework of the hotel is enhanced by the elegant gardens, terraced lawns, fountains and pavilions. The hall, bistros, bars and tea lounges also offers a remarkable view of Agra’s world famous monument. The furnishing and the facilities of the hotel spells the ultimate comfort and luxury for the guests. The spa proffers non-clinical therapies also.
Agra:
Agra is situated on the bank of Yamuna River. It is the dwelling place to India’s famous monument, the Taj Mahal. Agra was the capital of Mughal Empire in the 16th & 17th centuries.
Later you will head out for a half day sightseeing tour of Agra.
Taj Mahal:
Emperor Shah Jahan constructed the Taj Mahal in the memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal who died during the birth of their child in 1631. The construction of this famous monument is said to have taken 22 years, starting from 1631.Over 20,000 artisans were working day and night for the construction of this landmark. Crafts persons and whizzes were brought from France and Italy. And the chief architect was from Iran. The visit to the Taj Mahal will long be remembered by you as the highlight of your Colorful Rajasthan Tour.
Agra Fort:
Emperor Akbar started the construction of this huge red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of Yamuna River in 1565. It was mainly constructed for the soldiers until his grandson, Shah Jahan, added more opulent accommodations. There are a number of attractive buildings within its porches such as Samman Burj, where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son, Moti Masjid, a white marble mosque, Diwan–e–Am, Diwan–e–Khas, Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal and Shish Mahal.
Overnight stay in Agra.

Day 8

Drive Agra - Jaipur (250 kms/05 hrs)

After a relaxed breakfast at the hotel, you will start your drive to Jaipur, the Pink city, the next stop on your Shimla tour, enroute stopping at Fatehpur Sikri, for a guided tour of this ancient capital.
Fatehpur Sikri:
The deserted capital of Emperor Akbar roughly 35 kms outside Agra. This city was built in the 16th century, and was abandoned for 12 years due to the paucity of water. The entire city is still intact, and a sight of this city is worth remembering. The Buland Darwaza,is the main entrance to this city. It is 54 m tall. This gate was constructed in the honor of Akbar’s victory in Gujarat.
After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, continue your drive to Jaipur. On your arrival in Jaipur, check in at the Oberoi Raj Vilas Hotel. Oberoi Rajvilas:
In the midst of the 32 acres of lush gardens, orchards, attractive pools and fountains, Rajvilas offers bliss for the senses. The pleasantly chosen interiors give you a taste of the subtle lifestyle of the legendary Rajput Princes. In the elegant guest rooms discover exquisite furnishings, four-poster beds and sunken marble baths. The courtyard has a world class spa with steam rooms, saunas, Jacuzzis, plunge pools and a well equipped gym. The hotel has a special kitchen for Indian and the International cuisines, which can be enjoyed in the al fresco dining area.
Jaipur:
It is the capital of Rajasthan, and is known as the “Pink City” because of the pink tinted constructions in the old city. It is situated on a dry lake bed, bordered by barren hills vanquished by forts and broken walls. The city was found in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, who wanted to be in the good books of the then ruling Mughals. He positioned the city with rectangular blocks according to early Hindu architecture. It is a great city for shopping.
Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Day 9

In Jaipur

After the breakfast at the hotel, head out for a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur.
Amber Fort: The Amber Fort is located 11 kms away from Jaipur. Amber was once the ancient capital of Jaipur. The Fort is an excellent illustration of Rajput architecture, impressively situated on a hillside facing a lake, which reflects its walkways and walls. Here you mount an Elephant , to get to the top of the Fort.
Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds): Constructed by Maharaja Sawaj Pratap Singh in 1799, the Hawa Mahal is one of the Jaipur’s main landmarks, the front of the Mahal has pink windows and latticework screens. This mahal was initially constructed for the ladies of the imperial household to watch the ordinary life and parades of the city.
City Palace: The City Palace is still the dwelling of the former royalty H.H Bhawani Singh Ji of Jaipur. This Palace still has an extensive collection of art, carpets and old weapons.
Jantar Mantar (Observatory): It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728. Jantar Mantar appears to be an inquisitive collection of sculptures but in fact each construction has a detailed purpose such as measuring the positions of stars, altitudes and azimuths, and calculating eclipses. The most striking instrument is the sundial which is 27 meter tall gnomon. The shadow this casts moves up to 4 meters an hour.
Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Day 10

Drive Jaipur - Udaipur (400 kms/ 6½ hrs)

After breakfast at the hotel start your drive to Udaipur, the city of Lakes and the next destination on your Shimla tour. On your arrival in Udaipur, check in at Hotel Oberoi Udai Vilas.
Oberoi Udaivilas:
The Oberoi Udaivilas is one of the latest luxury hotels from the Oberoi Group. Udaivilas is truly an outstanding hotel overlooking the attractive view of Lake Pichola and the City Palace. It is considered as the grand palace, and it perfectly rejuvenates the romance of the past and signifies the continuity of the royal traditions of Mewar. The hotel is entirely designed and planned keeping in mind the 21st century. The hotel is spread over a stretch of 30 acres and has a smooth adjustment of spaces, all the things are perfectly placed in the hotel- The courtyard and the lanes, the quiet pulsating water bodies, fountains and the reflecting pools are all surrounded by the beautifully designed gardens with sculptures and paintings, arches and ceilings and the alcoves. The building offers a lot of surprises to its guests. Filled with beautiful works of art and craft from in and around the region, The Oberoi Udaivilas is like a vast canvas of poetic image that changes with the light and the season. The resort has specialty restaurants serving fine Indian and International cuisines. It also proffers a world-class spa and a wellness center that offers an extensive variety of refreshing and relaxing treatments. Do not miss the beautiful evening boat ride, when the shimmering water of the Lake combined with the City Palace in the background; serve a magical way to end your day in Udaipur.
Udaipur:
Udaipur, literally meaning “the city of Sunrise”, was established by a Rajput King, Maharana Uday Singh, in 1567, and this city is now also known as the “city of Lakes” and also the “Venice of the East”.
Udaipur is a moony lake city with its marble whims, attractive hibiscus-covered gardens and elegant fountain porches, which symbolize the glory of Rajput era. Like many other cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is the heirloom of an honor-bound race that loved the good things in life and often gave up their lives protecting them.
Spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the hotel facilities or explore the city on your own.
Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Day 11

In Udaipur

After a relaxed breakfast in the hotel, head out for a half day sightseeing tour of Udaipur city.
City Palace: The biggest palace complex in Rajasthan is the grand City Palace towering above the lake. The major parts of the palace are now well-maintained as a museum with an enormous collection of glass, ceramic figures and small canvases.
Jagdish Temple:
The famous Jagdish Temple is situated 150 mts from the City Palace. This fine Indo-Aryan Temple was constructed by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651. This temple treasures a black stone image of Lord Vishnu as Jagannath, Lord of the universe. A brass image of Garuda the Hindu divinity is in a monument in front of the temple.
Saheliyon Ki Bari:
The Saheliyon ki Bari or the garden of the Maids of Honor is situated in the north of the city. It is a small exquisite garden with fountains, stone elephants and a beautiful lotus pond.
Overnight stay in Udaipur.

Day 12

Fly Udaipur - Mumbai

After an early breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and he will assist you with the check-out formalities. You will then be escorted to the airport in time to board the flight for Mumbai.
On your arrival in Mumbai airport you will be met by our representative and will be transferred to the Oberoi hotel and will assist you with the check in formalities.
The Oberoi – The Oberoi is located at Nariman Point, the city’s major business and shopping district. The Oberoi is the supreme destination for in-vogue style and luxury stay in the city. Overlooking the Arabian sea, the hotel welcomes you with space and calmness. Luxuriously appointed rooms, exclusive spa and the fitness center have been meticulously planned, with the advanced features of the up-to-date technology. The hotel gives you a wide variety of dining experiences. The Oberoi, Mumbai is the preferred hotel choice of discerning tourists and business travelers and the perfect gateway to India.
Mumbai:
Mumbai, earlier called as Bombay, is the commercial capital of India. It is also known as the "city that never sleeps". Mumbai is a perfect blend of culture, customs and lifestyle. Mumbai is India’s most cosmopolitan city, it’s financial powerhouse and the nerve centre of India’s fashion industry and also the Hollywood of India, fondly called “Bollywood”. Mumbai is dotted with plenty of architectural landmarks from the Victorian era and the days of the Raj.
After relaxing a bit in the hotel head out for half day sightseeing tour of Mumbai.
Hanging Gardens: The Hanging Gardens or Ferozshah Mehta Gardens was established in 1881 on top of a artificial lake on Malabar Hill. The garden offers a remarkable view of the city.
Mani Bhavan (Gandhi Memorial)
Mahatma Gandhi's residence in Bombay between 1917-34 has been changed into a museum, which exhibits pictures and books related to his life.
Gateway of India:
Gateway of India is a monument constructed during the British Raj. It is a conventional arch constructed in 1927, to honor the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. Gateway of India is situated in the southernmost peninsula of the city. It was constructed in honey-colored basalt, and the design and the plan of this gateway was inspired by the 16th century Gujarati architecture. The altering light of the rising and the setting sun bestows different strokes of gold, russet and pink to the striking arch.
Marine Drive:
The Marine Drive, one of the landmark thoroughfares of South Mumbai, is also known as the Queen’s Necklace because of the shimmering lights that dot this road, that are visible from long distances.
Prince of Wales Museum:
The Prince of Wales Museum is located in the heart of South Mumbai, neighboring the Gateway of India. The Prince of Wales Museum is the main museum in Mumbai. The museum is constructed in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The museum building is fenced by a garden of palm trees and formal flower beds. The museum has roughly 50,000 displays of the age-old history and also objects from foreign origins. With its Art, Archeology and Natural History subdivisions, the Prince of Wales Museum is one of the best museums in the country.
Overnight stay in Mumbai.

Day 13

Depart Mumbai

Have a relaxed morning and after the regular check out, you will be met by our representative and will be transferred to the Mumbai airport for your flight back home.

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*Small supplements may apply for travel between 20th December'2017 and 05th January'2018.

Inclusions:-

  • Accommodation on twin sharing room only basis at the hotels mentioned above.
  • All arrival-departure transfers and land transportation using a chauferred air-conditioned Car exactly as mentioned above in the Itinerary.
  • Sightseeing tours alongwith a local English Speaking Guide and including entrance fee to monuments exactly as mentioned above in the Itinerary.
  • First Aircon Class train tickets for the sectors Delhi/Kalka (0740/1200 hrs) and Kalka/Delhi (1730/2140 hrs).
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