- 07 Nights accommodation sharing Double / Twin rooms at Hotels mentioned above or in similar category
- Stay with all meals basis as per the itinerary
- Air – Conditioned 22 Seater Deluxe Coach upto 18 Pax/27 Seater coach upto 25 Pax for all transfers & Tours as per the itinerary
- English speaking local guide in Delhi, Agra and Hyderabad
- Rickshaw Ride at Chandni Chowk Market in Delhi
- Battery Car ride at Tajmahal/ Agra
- Entrance fees for the Monuments as per Itinerary
- Assistance on arrival and departure at airport
- Parking, fuel, taxes, driver allowances etc
- All applicable govt. service tax as of-date (subject to change incase of any future hike).
What’s not included?
- International / Domestic air- ticket, Airport taxes
- VISA fees
- Expense of personal nature like porterage at all hotels, & airports tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airfare, airport departure tax etc.
- Quotation is not valid period other than mentioned above
- Tips/Porterage at the airports, hotels, Restaurants, Tips to Guides, Drivers
- Mini Bar, Room Service, Table Mineral Waters, Beverages, hard Drinks during the Meals/Breakfasts
- Any other item which is not specified above in the COST INCLUDES COLUMN.
- Traditional Indian Welcome with Garlands on Arrival
- 02 Bottle of Mineral water (500ml each) in the coach during the City tours complimentary
- Traditional Souvenir to every group member at the time of departure.
- One Local SIM to the Tour Leader during the trip (returnable basis for next group)
- You will arrive at New Delhi’s International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, our airport representative will meet you as you EXIT the ARRIVAL TERMINAL building after which you would be transferred to your hotel.
- Upon arrival at the hotel, check-in at the hotel
- India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiraling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy. The first impressions for any visitor traveling in from the airport are of a specious, garden city, tree-lined with a number of beautiful parks.
- Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel
- You will first visit Old Delhi. The tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; Later, drive to Red Fort for Photo stop from outside after that walking tour to the Jama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques and which is viewed from the outside. People stream in and out of the mosque continuously and the presence of a nearby bazaar means that the area is rarely quiet. Later you will do Rickshaw Ride at Chandni Chowk area.
- The tour to Imperial New Delhi will include a visit to the Humayun’s tomb, built by the widow of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun, it is an outstanding monument in the Indo-Persian style, a precursor of the Taj Mahal. Barber’s Tomb which is located on the southwestern side of the Humayun' tomb also know as Nai-ka-Gumbad. This stands on a raised platform, reached by seven steps from the south. The building is square on plan and consists of a single compartment covered with a double-dome.
- Dinner & Overnight at the hotel
- After breakfast, start for tour includes a drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, the President’s residence. After visiting Old Delhi, you will be driven to New Delhi, which reflects the legacy the British left behind. Then visit to Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower in India. Qutub-ud-din Aibak started it in 1199. Pulling down 27 Hindu and Jain temples and using their columns erected the attached Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque also built by him.
- Lunch at A Local Indian Restaurant
- After Lunch, visit, Nizamuddin basti: dargahs, tombstones, mosques, culinary delights, qawallis, the ruins of Barakhamba and Chausath Khamba. To give visitors a glimpse of this hidden world, the youth group in the basti began Shan-e-Nizam.
- In exchange for a small fee, they will take you around the basti and show you their neighbourhood. If you are lucky they may even invite you to their homes. What better way of seeing the basti – through the eyes of the residents.
- The tour draws attention to the normal and routine moments of the basti: the vendors selling sewiyan, the calligraphy and attar shops, the tombstones of unknown ancestors, children enjoying themselves on a broken cart. Interactions with residents make the basti come alive and give it a soul that leaves behind a lasting impression that cannot be captured by a camera. It is the experience of everyday life from the perspective of the basti youth that makes this tour unique. There are also special tours on festivals such as Moharram, Shabbe raat and during the month of Ramzan.
- Dinner & Overnight at the hotel
- Morning after breakfast drive down to Agra (203 KMS / 4.30 Hours) en-route visiting Sikandra Tomb of Emperor Akbar, 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. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style, Akbar's tomb at Sikandra is a peaceful setting for a ruler who led an eventful life. Akbar came to the throne aged 13, following the death of his father Humayun. The serene resting place of the great Mughal ruler Akbar, at Sikandra, is a site that invites you to step back into history and contemplate the life and times of Akbar the Great.
- Upon arrival check in at the hotel
- Afternoon proceed to visit visit Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. Agra Fort - the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. This was the seat of Mughal rule and administration and the present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the walls and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River. Shah Jehan added the impressive quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions.
- Overnight at the hotel
- Early morning visit Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays). Midway ‘’Battery bus’’ would be waiting for you and will drop you at the gates of the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is everything that has been said about it and more. Taking 22 years and 20,000 men to build, the white marble was quarried 200 miles away and was transported to the site by a fleet of 1000 elephants. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, in mid 17th century, the Taj Mahal is truly one of the wonders of the world. Though the Taj appears to be amazingly perfect from almost any angle, it is the close-up marble inlay work, which is really astounding. You will have ample time to view and be mesmerized by this outstanding piece of architecture.
- Later back to hotel and have Breakfast at the hotel
- After breakfast, check-out and then you will be driven back to Delhi & en-route Lunch at a Mid-way Restaurant
- After Lunch, continue your drive to Delhi and upon arrival, drop at Delhi Airport for your flight to Hyderabad
- On your arrival at Hyderabad airport, you will be met and transferred to your Hotel.
- Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel
- After breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed for visit to Aga Khan Academy: The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad is an International Baccalaureate World School and is the second in the network of Aga Khan Academies established by His Highness the Aga Khan. The Academy features state-of-the-art facilities, a multicultural student body, and an experienced team of educators and staff. We provide students with education of the highest standard in order to prepare them for lives characterised by leadership and service. Admission to the Academy is competitive and based on student merit, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. We consider all eligible students regardless of socio-economic status.
- The Academy will identify and nurture exceptional young people from any background with the potential to become effective, ethical leaders. It will be a joyful community of lifelong, fearless learners who are culturally-rooted and internationally-minded. Academy graduates will be reflective, compassionate, adventurous and creative citizens empowered as stewards to make a positive contribution in a changing world.
- LUNCH AT EITHER AGA KGAN ACADEMY OR AT ANY INDIAN RESTAURANT
- Ismaili Cooperative Credit Society & Business Alliance: The initiatives of the AKDN in India include 28 schools and educational centres which is also known as Ismaili Cooperative Credit Society & Business Alliance, a 162-bed multi-specialty acute care hospital in Mumbai, a rural support programme that has benefited over 1 million people and the restoration of a World Heritage site in the nation’s capital. These activities span the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. They address a spectrum of development issues ranging from cultural restoration to education, financial inclusion to healthcare, agriculture and environment to civil society strengthening.
- Evening Dinner at Jamat Khana
- Overnight at the hotel
- After breakfast at the hotel, full day city tour of Hyderabad.
- The tombs of the seven Qutub Shahi rulers in the Ibrahim Bagh (garden precinct) are located close to the famous Golkonda Fort in Hyderabad, India. The galleries of the smaller tombs are of a single storey while the larger ones are two storied. In the centre of each tomb is a sarcophagus which overlies the actual burial vault in a crypt below. The domes were originally overlaid with blue and green tiles, of which only a few pieces now remain
- Lunch at Local Indian Restaurant
- After Lunch, visit to Nizam’s Palace: Chowmahalla Palace or Chowmahallatuu (4 Palaces), is a palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad state. It was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad while they ruled their state. The palace remains the property of Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah, heir of the Nizams. In Persian, Chahar means four and in Arabic Mahalat (plural of Mahal) means palaces, hence the name Chowmahallat/four palaces.
- All ceremonial functions including the accession of the Nizams and receptions for the Governor-General were held at this palace. The prestigious UNESCO Asia Pacific Merit award for cultural heritage conservation was presented to Chowmahalla Palace on 15 March 2010. UNESCO representative Takahiko Makino formally handed over the plaque and certificate to Princess Esra, former wife and GPA holder of Prince Mukarram Jah Bahadur
- Sound & Light Show: Considered one of India’s most outstanding citadels, the 13th century Golconda Fort was built by the Kakatiya kings and later switched hands and came into the possession of the Bahmani dynasty. Still later, the Qutb Shahi dynasty took over, and it is to them- and more specifically Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah- that the Golconda Fort owes much of its present grandeur. Legend has it that the prince Muhammad Quli rode out every night to meet his beloved Bhagmati in what used to be a small village by the River Musi. During the late 17th century, the fort was besieged by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, who finally gained control of it.
- The Golconda Fort is impressive all the way: it stands, magnificent and majestic, atop a 120 mt high granite hill. The path up to the fort was once a bustling market that sold everything from carpets to precious stones- especially diamonds and pearls. The path’s deserted these days- except for tour groups- but the fort’s as imposing as ever. Make your way up the road and you’ll come to a colossal gate, its outside studded with long iron spikes, to deter invading armies from battering it down.
- Dinner & Overnight at the hotel
- Morning after breakfast transfer to airport for Flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, you will meet and transferred to International airport for your flight to Onward Destination.
|City||Name of the Hotel||Nights|
|Delhi||Radisson Blu Sahibabad||03|
|Agra||Crystal Sarovar Premier||01|
|Hyderabad||The Park Hotel||03|