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Delhi – Palace on Wheels – Mumbai – Goa – Kerala – Dubai

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Luxury INDIA TOUR WITH PALACE ON WHEELS & extended dubai...

(26 NIGHTS 27 DAYS)

Itinerary

Welcome to India!!!!

On your arrival in Delhi you will be transferred to your hotel.

Delhi has been inhabited from the 6th century BC has been a capital of many kingdoms. It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times and is called the "city of cities". Delhi's culture has been influenced by its different rulers and the city is full of beautiful monuments. The Mughal rulers influenced the food habits of the residents and Mughlai cuisine originated here. Due to the proximity of different states, all festivals are celebrated here. Old Delhi is a maze of small lanes lined and old buildings and New Delhi has large road with huge buildings. Delhi is the capital of India and is the hub for politics.

Overnight stay in your hotel.

Morning breakfast in your hotel

You have a morning tour of Old Delhi, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan 1639. in 1639 AD. You will visit the Raj Ghat where father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. You will be visiting the museum that was built to commemorate him. You will be driven past the iconic Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, a very popular and a busy market in Old Delhi to the next stop - Jama Masjid, one of the iconic, historic and largest mosques in India - built by Shah Jahan. A rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk could be quite interesting as this part of the city is quite crowded as it is full of shops. These numerous shops sell delicious mouth-watering food, clothes, jewels, household goods, etc. and are virtually a shopper's paradise.

You have afternoon tour of New Delhi and will visit Qutub Minar, touted as India’s largest Minaret. Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in 1192 by Turk ruler Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak. You will then move forward to Humayun’s tomb, yet another UNESCO world heritage site. Your next stop is India Gate, built in memory of the Unknown Soldier. You will be driven past the Parliament House, President’s House and other Government Secretarial Buildings, to your final stop will be at Lakshminarayan Temple, a temple dedicated to Lakshmi and Lord Narayana.

Overnight stay in you hotel.

Morning breakfast in your hotel

Afternoon transfer to Railway station to board the Palace on Wheels. Overnight on board the train.

Report by 4:30PM at Safdarjung Railway Station for traditional welcome & check-in formalities for Week in Wonderland Train Tour. Time free for photo-shoot with traditionally attired Palace On Wheels staff. Be escorted to your saloon cabins by Personal Attendant for briefing on cabin facilities. At leisure Proceed to Bar Lounge for complimentary welcome drink. Train Departs at 6:30PM & Dinner served onboard.

At Jaipur Railway Station Royal Welcome by Elephants & proceed to visit St. Albert Museum, Pink City Palace & UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jantar Mantar (sun Observatory) Photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace Of winds) Afternoon excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hill Fort Palace of Amber and enjoy ride up the steep ramparts of the fort on festively decorated Elephants. Enjoy lunch in 1135 AD Boutique Restaurant, located in Fort premises. Later discover the beauty of 16th century well preserved Fort Palace, with huge courtyard’s and built in rare fusion of combined Rajput and Mughal architecture. Later Time free for shopping & return to train by 6:00PM & depart. Onboard dinner.

Early morning 630 am proceed from Sawai Madhopur Railway Stationfor jungle safari by 15 Seater Canters to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. The Jungle is home to Tigers, Panthers, Sloth bears, Pythons, Marsh crocodiles & hundreds of deer & numerous birds. Return back to train by 09:30AM & depart. Breakfast & lunch onboard.

At 04:00PM train reaches Chittorgarh Railway Station & proceed for excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hill Fort of Chittorgarh, spread over a huge plateau - with history dating back to 11th century. Chittorgarh Fort is considered to be the largest fort of India. In the Evening, enjoy Sound & Light program in fort complex & later return to train for dinner. Train departs post-midnight

Train arrives by 08:00AM & after onboard breakfast proceed to visit 17th Century built - City Palace complex with eleven constituent Mahal (palaces), balconies, towers and cupolas. Also visit Crystal Gallery - housing personal collection of H.H. of Udaipur. Later enjoy boat ride around the world famous "Lake Palace Hotel" atop a small island in Lake Pichola. Proceed for lunch to Fatehprakash Palace Hotel. Time free for shopping and visit the Royal Gardens at Saheliyon Ki Bari & return to train by 3 pm & depart. Dinner onboard.

After onboard Breakfast proceed by 09:30AM to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jaisalmer Fort. Straight out of an Arabian Nights fable. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the 15th century built living Fort complex, standing at a height of hundred meters over Jaisalmer town & glows golden in the afternoon sun. The fort is entered through a forbidding series of massive gates leading to a large courtyard. Visit Patwon ki Haveli, one of the largest and most elaborate mansion houses .-which is five storey high & extensively carved. Nearby is located a group of 15th century built Jain Temples, which are beautifully carved & have a library hosting some of the oldest manuscripts of India. Proceed for Lunch to 5-Star Hotel & later return to train for brief rest. At 4:30PM proceed for excursion to Sam sand Dunes in Thar Desert for Camel joy ride & sunset photo shoot opportunity Later enjoy Cultural Program & Dinner at 5-Star Hotel. Return to train by 10:00PM & depart.

Train arrives at 08:00AM & after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of 16th century built Mehrangarh Fort, atop a rocky hill which soars 125 Mts. above Jodhpur town. The Palace complex it is approached by a series of gateways set at an angle so that enemy armies could not charge, with any success. Once past the Fort gates, you have access to breath taking Palatial Apartments (Mahal), overlooking wide courtyards. Inside the fort complex is a museum having wide & impressive collection of Royal dresses & Medieval weapons. Nearby the Fort complex is located, late 19th century built Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble. Later visit museum at Umaid Bhawan Palace, displaying personal artifacts of H.H. Maharaja of Jodhpur. Lunch at Hanwant Mahal Boutique Restaurant. Return to train & depart by 3:30PM.

At 06:30AM proceed to UNESCO world Heritage Site of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary & enjoy cycle rickshaw ride to view many of 375 species of both local & migratory birds (from places like Sri-Lanka, Europe, Siberia, China and Tibet). Return to train for breakfast & depart by 08:45AM.

Train drops you at Railway station On outskirts of Agra at 1030 am & proceed first to visit UNESCO World Heritage Site of Agra Fort, seat of power of the mighty Mughal Empire. After lunch at ITC Mughal Hotel- Highlight of your journey is visit the Taj Mahal, one of seven wonders of modern world & a flawless architectural wonder built in white marble. Time free for shopping. Later return to train for onboard dinner & depart.

After breakfast in time and de board from the train. On Arrival from Delhi Railway station you will taken to the city (No hotel in Delhi) later you will be transferred to Delhi Airport in time to board your flight to Mumbai.

On arrival from Mumbai Airport you will transferred to your hotel.

Overnight stay in your hotel

Morning breakfast in your hotel.

Morning you will be transferred to the Gateway of India. Here you will embark a boat for a half day excursion to Elephanta Caves with common boat ride (Ordinary ferry) . . The Caves on Elephanta Island located in the Arabian Sea; about 10 km from the Mumbai Harbor are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The caves dating back to the 5th to the 8th century AD are divided into five Hindu caves dedicated to Shiva and two Buddhist caves.

This afternoon you will be visiting this Bollywood city. Your afternoon city tour of Mumbai will take you to the Hanging Gardens located on the beautiful slopes of the Malabar Hills as well as Kamla Nehru Park offering a marvelous and panoramic view of the Chowpatty Beach as well as the Marine Drive. You will continue your tour and taken to Mani Bhawan, Prince of the Wales Museum, Gate of India and Dhobi-Ghat and will drive through Marine Drive, Flora Fountain and Crawford market.

Overnight Stay in your hotel.

Morning breakfast in your hotel.

Vehicle will be available for your disposal with driver only with city limit for 8hrs upto 80kms without guide & without Entrances.

Overnight stay in your hotel.

Morning breakfast in your hotel

Later check-out from your hotel and you will be transferred Mumbai Airport in time to board the flight for Goa. Upon arrival form Goa Airport your will be transferred to your hotel in Goa.

Later vehicle will be available for your disposal with driver only with city limit for 8hrs upto 80kms without guide & without Entrances. Overnight stay in your hotel.

Morning breakfast in your hotel.

Today you have half day city tour of Old Goa

Visit Old Goa - the Basilica of Bom Jesus built in the 16th century, wherein is enshrined in an ornate silver casket the body of St. Francis Xavier, the most popular and famous of all churches in Goa. Also visit St Cathedral, the biggest in Goa, Church of St Francis of Assisi, St Cajetan Church, built in the style of St Peter's Basilica in Rome, Church of Lady of Rosary and Nunnery of St. Monica.

Morning breakfast in your hotel.

Vehicle will be available for your disposal with city limit (8hrs/80kms) without guide.

Overnight stay in your hotel.

Early morning check –out from your hotel and you will be transferred to Goa airport in time to board your flight to Cochin via connecting flight from Mumbai.

On Arrival in Cochin Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cherai beach which 20 kms from Cochin airport.

Cochin is the natural harbor created by the famed underwater Malabar mud-banks whose quality ensures that the rougher the seas are outside the calmer the waters are within the Harbor. Vasco-de-Gama placed it on the world map.

Overnight stay in you hotel in Cherai Beach .

Morning breakfast in your hotel. Free day, Relax in Resort & Beach. Optional: Traditional Ayurvedic massages at Ayur Mana spa at Resort.

Overnight at Cherai beach.

After breakfast, drive to Alleppey upon arrival Embark Houseboat

Alleppey:
The coastal town of Alleppey on the Arabian Sea is the Venice of the East, for the numerous canals that meander through the town. Bathing in the backwaters on the Vemband Lake is refreshing. This town holds a thrilling event of snake-boat race every year in August. It is also known for its cashew nuts, coir trade, rice, pepper crops & coconuts.

Overnight on Houseboat.

Later disembark from the houseboat and today you will be transferred by road to Munnar. Munnar which means three rivers derives its name from the Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers; situated on the Kannan Devan Hills is a beautiful hill station, and was the summer resort of the British. Munnar is a popular honeymoon destination in Kerala and viewing the vast tea plantations in this area is a pleasure for the eyes. Anamudi, the highest peak in South India is here. Munnar is surrounded by different wild life sanctuaries which shelter the grizzled giant squirrel, elephant, gaur, Nilgiri langur, Sambar, etc. The Neelakurinji is a blue flower which blooms once in 12 years is found in this region.

On arrival you will be transferred and check –in your hotel in Munnar.

Overnight in Munnar.

Morning breakfast in your hotel.

Today you have a tour of Munnar and the nearby places.

Atukkad Waterfalls which is a very beautiful waterfall set amidst hills and jungles. Chithirapuram is known for its tea plantations. Floriculture Centre is a garden with different species of flower and herbal plants. Top Station gives you spectacular views of the Western Ghats. At the Tata Tea Museum, you will be taken around to know how the tea is processed. Afternoon free at hotel. Overnight at Munnar.

Morning breakfast at hotel.

Later check-out and drive to Cochin by road. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Cochin.

Kochi earlier known as Cochin is referred as the Queen of Arabian Sea. Kochi has remained the popular centre in across the world for the trade of spices for number of centuries. The name of the city comes from Malayalam term “Kochazhi” that actually means small lagoon. Kochi was put on the world map by Vasco-de-Gama. The Arabs, Portuguese, British, Dutch, all have left their impression on the history of Kochi. After Mumbai, Kochi is probably the second most important city on the west coast of India. Afternoon City tour of Cochin.

During the city tour of Kochi, you will be taken to some of the renowned spots of Kochi that will include the Portuguese churches, mosques and temples along with the Jewish synagogue. You will be taken to watch the Chinese style fishing nets which are mostly seen in Kerala. It holds around 10m of height and consists of cantilever along with an outstretched net that is suspended in the sea and one huge stone suspended on other end with ropes for the counterweights. Every installation of this fishing-net gets operated by group of six fishermen.

Evening enjoy famous kathakali Dance show in auditorium

Overnight at Cochin.

Morning breakfast in your hotel. Free day in Resort & Beach. Optional Rejuvination massage.

Early morning check-out from your hotel and today you will transferred to airport in time to board your flight for Dubai.

End of the trip. INDIA PART

  • 01 Double/Twin room with breakfast at all the hotels. Except in Palace On Wheels where accommodation is based on AP plan ( All meals Breakfast , 6 Lunch and 7 Dinner ) basis
  • Note : In Palace on wheel guide will be provided by Palace on wheel authorities
  • Note : In Palace on wheel entrances fees of the monuments will be provided by Palace on wheel authorities
  • Assistance on arrival / departure transfers.
  • Visits with an English speaking local Guides for the sightseeing tour only as per the above program.
  • Entrance fee at the monuments as per the above program one time visit only.
  • A Short cycle rickshaw ride in Delhi at Chandni chowk during sightseeing tour
  • Transfers/tours with fuel & parking charges including presently applicable taxes.
  • Airfare ( Domestic & International flight fares) & Airport taxes
  • India visa & India Visa fees
  • Camera fees
  • Tips , porters, laundry, gratuities, telephone calls
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner), mineral water
  • Travel insurance

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EXTENSION DUBAI PART

Itinerary

On arrival from Dubai Airport you will transfer to your hotel in Dubai. Evening 1900-1915 hrs pick up for Dhow Cruise with Dinner, after dhow cruise, drop back at the hotel .

Overnight stay at your hotel in Dubai.

Breakfast at your hotel

Morning half day city tour 0900 – 0915 hrs pick up for Half day Dubai city Tour, after city tour Drop at the hotel

Evening 1700 – 1715 hrs pick up for Burj Khalifa at Dubai Mall Enjoy fountain show in the Evening, After Burj Khalifa, drop back at the hotel

Overnight stay at your hotel in Dubai.

Breakfast at your hotel

Morning free at your leisure .After noon 1500 – 1515 hrs Pick up for Desert safari with BBQ Dinner

Overnight stay at your hotel in Dubai.

Breakfast at your hotel.

Check-out from hotel is 1200 hrs ( noon). No transport services for local running.

Later in time transfer to airport to board the flight for onward journey.

  • 3 Night’s Accommodation with breakfast
  • Dhow cruise with dinner
  • Desert Safari with BBQ dinner & belly dance
  • Half Day Dubai city tour
  • Dubai Mall with Burj Khalifa entrance ticket ( 124th Floor ) with transfers Return DXB airport transfers by private basis.
  • All transfers + tours & excursions on private basis with driver only.

Please Note:


Overview
  • Check-in time is 1400 hrs & check-out time is 1200 noon
  • Early Check-In and Late Check-Out is strictly subject to hotel availability at the time of check-in/out and at the discretion of the hotel
  • Above is just a quotation & not a confirmation of hotel
  • Lunch & dinner
  • Tips , laundry , telephone calls , gratuities
  • No rooms are blocked as of now for this query
  • Rooms and rates are subject to availability at the time of doing confirmed booking
  • The above quote is valid only for this query and may vary in case the number of passengers change or dates change
  • Early check-in, smoking rooms, nonsmoking rooms, views, floors, king, twin are strictly subject to availability upon arrival and same cannot be guaranteed prior
  • Burj Khalifa tour once booked cannot be cancelled or amended. Burj Khalifa tour charge is nonrefundable and non-transferable

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