Day 01: Arrival / Cochin / Delhi (SG 112 – 1120 / 1620 Hrs)
Delhi / Agra (205 Kms) (04 Hrs Drive)
Meeting and assistance upon arrival at Cochin port and transfer to the airport to board your flight to Delhi
Arrive Delhi airport; from here, we will drive to Agra, along one of the India’s finest freeways
Upon arrival in Agra, check into your hotel. Overnight at your hotel
Day 02: Agra / Delhi (205 Kms) (04 Hrs Drive)
Morning at sunrise we will visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World, where our professional local guides will explain you about the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. The Taj is at its most alluring in the relative quiet of early morning, shrouded in mists and bathed with a soft red glow. As its vast marble surfaces fall into shadow or reflect the sun, its color changes, from soft grey and yellow to pearly cream and dazzling white; it's well worth visiting at different times. This play of light is an important decorative device, symbolically implying the presence of Allah, who is never represented in anthropomorphic form.
We will ride a Tonga and visit Taj Mahal. Vivacious, amusing young men, who are more than willing to help tourists, these Tonga wallahs will do their best in making you feel at ease. The horses of the Tonga are equally colorful and active. A Tonga ride in Agra is sheer fun and frolic all through. Tonga rides will take you to the most beautiful monument in the world.
Visit the Agra fort – Built by Emperor Akbar in 1566, the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques.
Following the tour of Agra Fort, we will drive to Delhi enroute we will visit Akbar's tomb which is located in the serene ambience of Sikandra 3 km away from Agra. Akbar began building it during his lifetime and his son, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, completed it. Some of its design features are similar to the design of the Taj Mahal built later in Agra. Akbar's tomb at Sikandra has a large arched entrance and green lawns, on which deer can be seen grazing, surround the tomb. The entrance is decorated with marble inlay work around the arch, and the inner surface of the dome of the tomb is decorated with images of flowers, geometric designs and Islamic calligraphy.
From here, we will continue our drive to Delhi, along one of the India’s finest freeways
Upon arrival, check into your hotel
Overnight at your hotel
Day 03: Delhi / Mumbai (SG 109 – 1010 / 1215 Hrs)
Morning transfer to the airport to board your flight to Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai airport and transfer to the Port.
Cost Includes :
*** Accommodation as per the itinerary
*** Daily breakfast
*** Tonga ride at Agra
*** All transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary by air-conditioned car
*** Local English speaking guides
*** All taxes, driver allowances, parking etc
*** Highly personalized itinerary planning
*** Expert advice from our India specialists, all of whom have traveled extensively in India
*** Local contacts at our associate offices throughout India
Cost does not include :
*** Any International or Inner India airfare.
*** Entrance fee to the Monuments.
*** Beverages, Tips, Laundry etc.
*** Meals other than mentioned above.
*** Any item not shown in Cost includes.
Hotels Selected - Luxury
Delhi : The Oberoi / Imperial
Agra : The Oberoi Amarvilas
Hotels Selected - Royal
Delhi : The Metropolitan / Hilton / The Suryaa
Agra : Radisson / Jaypee Palace / Trident
Hotels Selected - Classic
Delhi : The Amber / City Park / The Hans / Premier Inn
Agra: Howard Park Plaza / Yamuna View / Marina / Utkarsh Vilas
Special care is taken while selecting the hotels , As you may be aware that prices for same category of hotels are NOT the same , we select the hotels based on the quality & services & not just because it is a 4 * or 5 * hotel, Thatswhy some hotels listed in our classic catergory ( 4 * ) are actual 5 * hotels but we use them in 4 * categories. Hotels are subject to availability, please note that due to peak season starting from Oct onwards, most of hotels in 4* - 5* category are already fully booked for many dates starting from october, Once you finalise the booking, we shall start booking the hotels. It may be possible that we may have to go for a higher / lower category of hotels/ rooms in any place & we shall advice you of any supplement / reduction in the price.