Ancient Caves, Forts, Taj & Temples (14 Days)

The 14 days tour exploring numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ancient caves paintings, fort palaces & temples will provide the glimpses on India in real. The Itinerary cover the sightseeing of historical places in Mumbai, visit to Ajanta caves, Ellora Caves, Daulatabad fort and Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga in Aurangabad. It combined with The popular golden triangle of India Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, these destination provide you a slice of British, Rajputana and Mughal royalty on the same platter. Witness the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal, visit the graceful chhatris of Orchha and the sensuous moods of the temples of Khajuraho. Make your way through the sacred city of Varanasi and cruise on the River Ganges to observe ancient spiritual rites.

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Duration

14 days

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  • What's included :
    • 13x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 13 nights
    • 13 Night accommodation in selected price category hotels.
    • Ferry ticket from Gateway of India (Appolo Bunder) to Elephanta Caves and back.
    • Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle from arrival till departure as per tour program
    • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
    • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city).
    • Government taxes.
    • Entry/Admission - Elephanta Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Gateway of India
    • Entry/Admission - Bibi Ka Maqbara
    • Entry/Admission - Ajanta Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Ellora Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Daulatabad Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Red Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Qutub Minar
    • Entry/Admission - Amer Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind
    • Entry/Admission - Agra Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Gwalior Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Orchha Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Khajuraho Temples
    • Entry/Admission - Dasaswamedh Ghat
    • Entry/Admission - Ramnagar Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Sarnath
    What's excluded :
    • Mumbai - Aurangabad - Delhi, Khajuraho – Varanasi - Mumbai flight fare approx INR 21500 per person.
    • Camera charges at monuments
    • Meals other than mentioned in inclusions.
    • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

  • Day 1: Mumbai

    Pass By: Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    On arrival at Mumbai airport meet with our office executive assistance and transfer to hotel (hotels check in time 1200hr afternoon, early check in subject to rooms availability). Rest time free for personal activities relax.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 2: Mumbai

    Stop At: Elephanta Caves, Mumbai India
    Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to Elephanta Island located 10kms away from the Gateway of India. Motorboats take passengers from Gateway of India to Elephanta Island. These caves house rock cut temples dating back to the 5th century BC.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai 400001 India
    Later Mumbai city tour. Visit the Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (museum). Marine Drive which runs along the shoreline, starting at Nariman Point and up to Malabar Hill. Hanging Gardens laid out in 1881 these formally laid out gardens have a notable collection of hedges shaped like animals.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 3: Mumbai - Aurangabad (flight)

    Pass By: Aurangabad, Aurangabad, Aurangabad District, Maharashtra
    Breakfast at hotel transfer to airport to board flight for Aurangabad.

    Stop At: Bibi Ka Maqbara, Begumpura Gulistan-e-Jauhar KARACHI, Aurangabad 431004 India
    On arrival at Aurangabad airport assistance and transfer to hotel. Later city tour visit the Aurangabad Caves, which are artificial caves that were dug out of soft rock during the 6th and 7th century. Then, visit the Bibi Ka Maqbara - the burial place of Aurangzeb's first wife. Also visit a small archeological museum nearby.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 4: Aurangabad - Ajanta - Aurangabad (104kms/ 2hrs approx one way)

    Stop At: Ajanta Caves Road, Ajanta 431001 India
    Breakfast at hotel.Full day excursion to Ajanta Caves (Monday closed). The Buddhist Caves of Ajanta were discovered by the British officers in 1819 while tiger hunting. Ajanta Caves were first mentioned in the writings of the Chinese pilgrim Hiuen Tsang who visited India between A.D 629 and 645. The Caves at Ajanta are older than those at Ellora , which date from about 200 B.C to 650 A.D. Thirty beautiful Buddhist Caves with mesmerizing sculptures and paintings depicting Buddha's life as well the lives of the Buddha in his previous births. Five of these Caves are Chaityas (Place of worship) while the other twenty-five are Viharas (monasteries). Ajanta Caves are divided in two categories based on two schools of Buddhist thought - Hinayana Caves and Mahayana Caves.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Evening back to hotel in Aurangabad for overnight stay.

    Day 5: Aurangabad - Delhi (flight)

    Stop At: Ellora Caves, Ellora Cave Rd Ahead of Hiranya Reosrts, Aurangabad 431005 India
    Breakfast at hotel.Excursion to visit the Ellora Caves (Tuesday closed), a UNESCO World Heritage Site from about 200 B.C. to 650 A.D. There are a total of 34 monasteries and temples at Ellora, belonging to the three different religions, namely - Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Grishneshwar, Ellora Nr. Ellora Caves, Aurangabad India
    Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana. The temple is an important pilgrimage site in Shaivism tradition of Hinduism, which considers it as the last or twelfth Jyotirlinga (linga of light).
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Daulatabad Fort, Daulatabad, Daulatabad India
    On way back visit Daulatabad Fort one of the most powerful forts of the medieval Deccan. The defence system that made Daulatabad virtually impregnable comprises fortifications with double and even triple rows of massive walls.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
    Later transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi airport assistance and transfer to hotel check in & overnight at hotel.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 6: Delhi – Jaipur (265kms/ 5hrs approx)

    Stop At: Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, New Delhi 110002 India
    Breakfast at hotel followed by city tour of Delhi, visiting landmark of Old Delhi which include Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni chowk & Khari Baoli Spice Market. Cycle Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Qutub Minar, Qutb Minar, Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030 India
    Sightseeing of New Delhi which includes Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb, Lotus Temple & VVIP areas President House, Parliament & India Gate.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Pass By: Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan
    Later afternoon drive to Jaipur check in & overnight at hotel.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 7: Jaipur

    Stop At: Amer Fort, Amer, Jaipur 302028 India
    Breakfast at hotel. Visit the majestic Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort. Enjoy Jeep ride at Amber Fort.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Hawa Mahal Tripolia Bazaar Road Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur 302002 India
    Later city tour visiting City Palace, Observatory, Palace of Winds, Albert Hall Museum and Birla Temple.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan
    Evening visit the colorful bazaars. As per your interest wrap up your day by watching Bollywood movie at the opulent Rajmandir Cinema.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 8: Jaipur – Agra (245kms/ 5hrs approx)

    Stop At: Fatehpur Sikri, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh
    Breakfast at hotel drive to Agra enroute visit Abhaneri a small village popular for the amazing step wells and Temple. Also visit Fatehpur Sikri the 16th century ghost town. Further drive to Agra check in & overnight at hotel.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 9: Agra – Orchha (220kms/ 5hrs approx)

    Stop At: Agra Fort Rakabgani, Agra 282003 India
    Sunrise visit Taj Mahal. Breakfast at hotel visit Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Gwalior Fort, Gwalior India
    Drive to Orchha enroute visit Gwalior Fort.Continue drive to Orchha check in & overnight at hotel.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 10: Orchha – Khajuraho (178kms/ 4hrs approx)

    Stop At: Orchha Fort, Orchha India
    Breakfast at hotel. Visit wonderful Orchha Fort, Temples and graceful Chhatris.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Khajuraho, Khajuraho, Chhatarpur District, Madhya Pradesh
    Afternoon drive to Khajuraho check in at hotel. Evening light & sound show.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 11: Khajuraho – Varanasi (Flight 9W-2424, 1405 / 1455hrs)

    Stop At: Khajuraho Temples, Khajuraho India
    Breakfast at hotel. Visit eastern, western & southern group of temples. The temple of Khajuraho are India’s unique gift to the world, representing, as they do, a paean to life, to love, to joy, perfect in execution and sublime in expression on account of their remarkable erotic sculptures.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh
    Later transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi assistance and transfer to hotel. Evening Ghats’s & temples visit, attend Holy Ganga Aarti.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 12: Varanasi

    Stop At: Dasaswamedh Ghat Road Bangali Tola, Varanasi 221001 India
    Breakfast at hotel. Early morning boat ride and Ghat visit along the Ganges and catch the scene of devotees bathing and praying in the sacred water.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ramnagar Fort, Kila Road Ramnagar Crossing, Varanasi 221008 India
    City tour of Varanasi visit World famous Benaras Hindu Universit, The Ramnagar Fort Palace & Many Temples.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India
    Afternoon excursion to Sarnath one of the three holiest sites for Buddhists where the Buddha delivered his first sermon in 528 BC. There are many temples here, representing the many cultures where Buddhism is the dominant religious philosophy.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 13: Varanasi – Mumbai or Delhi (Flight)

    Pass By: Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Breakfast at hotel. Time to relax and explore the city with your driver. Later as per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai or Delhi. Arrive Mumbai or Delhi assistance and transfer to hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax or explore the city with your driver.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 14: Mumbai or Delhi – Departure

    Pass By: New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
    Breakfast at hotel. As per your flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for your onward destination.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Mumbai Airport, Maharashtra 400099, Mumbai India
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Price using 5 star hotels 10/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    4/1/2021 - 9/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Price using 4 star hotels 10/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    4/1/2021 - 9/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Price using 3 star hotels 10/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    4/1/2021 - 9/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Agora Voyages OPC Pvt. Ltd.

Activity ID: V-135633P176

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