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Goa, Golden Triangle & Wildlife
Special offer from £1099 for departure from Gatwick & Manchester
|23 Jan, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 11 Mar, 25 Mar, 15 Apr, 17 Apr, 22 Apr, 24 Apr, 2010||12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 05 Mar, 6 Apr, 23 Apr, 2010|
Tour Highlights : 7 nights Goa, 2 nights Jaipur, 2 nights Ranthambore 1 night Agra, 2 nights Delhi
Day 01 : Goa On arrival you will be transferred by road to the Hotel in Goa. After check-in you are free for independent activities.
Overnight at the Hotel.
From Day 1 till Day 7 in Goa :
Rest & Relax in Goa
Day 08 : Goa - Jaipur
Morning transfer to airport for your onward flight to Goa which leaves Goa at 0630hrs and will arrive into Jaipur at 1310hrs. On arrival our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check in, popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colourful capital of Rajasthan.
With its rich & colourful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India.
The city was founded in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.
Overnight Hotel - Jaipur
Day 09 : Jaipur: Full Day Tour:
Today we take an excursion to Amber Fort, the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience. Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture.
The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city.
Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date.
We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows).
Overnight Hotel - Jaipur
Day 10 : Jaipur - Ranthambore(150 Kms, 4 Hrs):
Today we drive to Ranthambore National Park, bounded to the north by Banas River & to the Chambal River in the south. It is named after historic Ranthambore fortress, which lies within the park. The Park was established as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in the year 1955 by the Indian Government & was declared as Project Tiger reserves in the year 1973.
It became National Park in the year 1980 & later in the year 1991 the tiger reserve was enlarged to include Sawai Man Singh & Keladevi sanctuaries, total area 1334 km. It is famous for its tiger population & is one of India's Project Tiger reserves.
Other Major wild animals found in the national park include the tiger, leopard, Nilgai, dholes, wild pig, Sambar, chital & the gaur.
It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds & reptiles.
Overnight Hotel - Ranthambore
Day 11 : Ranthambore
Today we take morning & afternoon Safari into the jungle. Overnight Hotel - Ranthambore
Day 12 : Ranthambore - Agra Via Fatehpur Sikri ( 265 kms 5 Hrs)
Today we drive to Agra, en route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital), the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water.
We visit Emperor Akbar's Residential complex, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti.
Overnight Hotel - Agra
Day 13 : Agra - Delhi (260 kms - 5 Hrs)
Today we visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday), symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years.
Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations. We will also visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb.
His son Jahangir completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613. After sightseeing we drive to Delhi, arrive Delhi check into the hotel.
Overnight Hotel - Delhi
Day 14 : Dellhi : Full Day Tour
Today we take a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, Visiting the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi.
Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later we walk down through Chandani Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jehan.
In New Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948.
Further we drive past india Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls.
President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India.
We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562.
The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek.
It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Overnight Hotel - Delhi
Day 15 Delhi - Departure : After breakfast you will be transferred to International Airport 3 Hrs before the departure of your onward journey.
End of Tour
|Hotels||Resort||Board||No of Nts|
|Colonia De Braganza||Goa||BB||07|
|FO = Flight Only | BB = Bed and breakfast | HB = Half Board | FB = Full Board | AI = All inclusive|
|Econ = Economy Class | Prem = Premium Economy | OW = One Way|
|15 Sep - 30 Sep 09||£1259||£50||06 Jan - 31 Jan 10||£1259||£50|
|01 Oct - 15 Oct 09||£1279||£30||01 Feb - 15 Feb 10||£1299||£30|
|16 Oct - 31 Oct 09||£1299||£30||16 Feb - 28 Feb 10||£1279||£30|
|01 Nov - 30 Nov 09||£1259||£50||01 Mar - 15 Mar 10||£1259||£50|
|01 Dec - 09 Dec 09||£1259||£50||16 Mar - 25 Mar 10||£1279||£30|
|10 Dec - 14 Dec 09||£1449||-||26 Mar - 06 Apr 10||£1299||£30|
|15 Dec - 25 Dec 09||£1679||-||07 Apr - 15 Apr 10||£1279||£50|
|26 Dec - 05 Jan 10||£1479||-||15 Apr - 30 Apr 10||£1259||£30|
|Flight from Heathrow / Gatwick / Manchester / Birmingham / Glasgow to Goa and return from Delhi|
|Accommodation on twin share at the hotels listed above / similar for a total stay of 14 nights|
|Arrival & departure transfers in Goa|
|Internal flight from Goa to Jaipur|
|All transfers for the seven nights tour as per the itinerary in an exclusive Air-con Car with a Driver|
|Sightseeing in Jaipur, Agra & Delhi, Canter safari in Ranthambore|
|Departure transfer from hotel to Airport, 3hrs before your flight to UK|
|Discount shown will be deducted from the prices at the time of booking and is applicable only for bookings done before 20 Jan 2010|
|Price does not Includes|
|Above mentioned price does not include any unspecified meals, table drinking, telephone call, laundry, camera fee, tips, insurance and any other expense of personal nature.|
|These packages are very flexible and one can fly from the UK to any International airport in India and return from Kerala or vice versa. ie Fly into Kerala and return from any international airport in India.|
|Price may vary. To get the revised price as per your requirement please call reservation on 02072587800.|
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