Day 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Upon arrival in the arrival hall our representative will receive you and guide you to your vehicle. Drive to your designated hotel . Our representative will assist you with the check-in formalities and inform you of your next day's program.
Day 02 : DELHI
Since the flights arrive late in the night the morning is to relax and unwind. Later in the day you will begin your sightseeing of the important sites in the city.
Some of the monuments worth visiting are the Red Fort, Jama Masid (Mosque), Gandhi Memorial, India Gate, Humayun's Tomb & the Qutab Minar. It is also recommended that one drives around Lutyen's Delhi and walk in Connaught Place.
A welcome dinner is arranged for you at the restaurant .
NOTE: Red Fort is closed on Mondays.
Day 03 : DELHI - AGRA
Today you have a long drive to the City of the Taj, Agra. We recommend that you start early to beat the morning traffic. Your selected hotel here is the Hotel, which has won the Aga Khan award for architecture.
The Taj Mahal is beautiful at any time of the day but the best time & way to visit the Taj Mahal is to view it first from a distance namely from the Red Fort and then go and immerse into the beauty of this magnificent architectural wonder of the World.
A special program to take you back into the era of Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal has been created and enacted by master artists at the "Kalakriti" auditorium. Your tickets have been booked to enjoy the show.
Day 04 : AGRA - SAMODE
After breakfast drive to Samode. Enroute visit a beautiful and deserted medieval city Fatehpur Sikri built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century. The Mughals later abandoned it for lack of water.
On arrival at the Samode Bagh, a garden with Tented Camp, a very beautiful setting for those who like soft adventure. You will have a tea break before you get on a Camel back to explore the surrounding villages from the height. Later drive a short distance to the Palace, which is your home for the next two nights.
Day 05 : SAMODE
After a leisurely breakfast drive to visit the Amber Fort the seat of the Maharajas of Jaipur before the city of Jaipur was founded. Since the visit is quite extensive take a break at one of the local restaurants for a refreshing drink or a light midday meal. Next on the agenda is the visit of the City Palace Museum & the Jantar Mantar, the stone Observatory in the heart of the Old City.
Return back to Samode Palace.
Day 06 : SAMODE - JODHPUR -- MANVAR
In the morning drive to the Sanganer Airport in Jaipur to connect flight to Jodhpur. After arrival you will have a short visit of the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. Later drive to the Manvar Desert Camp, which is located in the midst of sand dunes in the Thar Desert in am amazing setting. You will watch the Sunset over the sand dune horizon while sipping on a good cup of Indian Tea.
The Camp is your home in the desert, an excellent place for a family break.
Day 07 : MANWAR
Morning enjoy a two hour Jeep Safari in which you will visit villages, see a few craftsmen at work and en route might come across Indian Gazelle, Blue Bulls, or a Desert Fox.
Later in the afternoon enjoy a camel ride, which takes you to the highest dune overlooking the camp for the sunset and a sundowner.
Day 08 : MANWAR - NARLAI
After breakfast drive via on your way to Narlai, a quaint little hamlet dotted with beautiful old temples, a step well and marble archways. The beautiful village surrounded by Aravalli Hill Ranges is arrived after driving through some interesting villages.
The Hotel Rawala Narlai has been done up very tastefully by its well-known designer owner, Ragvendra Singh Rathore.
Day 09 : NARLAI - UDAIPUR
One of the most liked activity of this hamlet is to take a walk up to the nearby Lake. The fresh air and the surroundings of the bold stone, temples and the smell of the earth make this walk a very special one. Once you reach the Lake site you see a lot of migratory birds and you can enjoy them from the distance having a good Indian Tea sitting on the Rock.
Get back to the hotel & enjoy a good sumptuous breakfast served by the self-trained local staff from the village. Enjoy the rest of the morning at the swimming pool. Get ready to leave around midday and look forward to your next surprise at the Ranakpur Jain Temples. The main Temple stands on 1444 pillars and has a unique architecture.
After the visit drive through the hills all the way to the city of Lakes, Udaipur. Your selected Hotel here is a newly built Fort, Fatehgarh. Its design is based on inspirations from the temple you have visited in Ranakpur. Enjoy the view from the terrace & all around.
Day 10 : UDAIPUR
Enjoy the morning view at sunrise from your room window of the surrounding valley or the city surrounded with lakes. After breakfast drive into the city to do the sightseeing and shopping. Important sites to be visited are the City Palace, the Jagdish Temple, Folk Art Museum & the Sahelion ki Bari (Maidens Garden).
Later in the late afternoon enjoy a private boat ride on Lake Pichola and visit the Jag Mandir.
A special dinner is arranged for you at the at main Palace "Shiv Niwas" which is now a all suit Place Hotel.
Day 11 : UDAIPUR - MUMBAI - GOA
Since there is no direct flight from Udaipur to Goa you will fly via Mumbai and arrive in Goa sometime midday. Your selected hotel here is The Leela Palace Beach Resort the sprawling Resort is South of the city and has very nice beach. It is built around an artificially created Lagoon and a small Golf Course.
Day 12 : GOA
Day at leisure.
Day 13 : GOA
Day at leisure.
Day 14 : GOA / MUMBAI
Today you fly to Mumbai with all good memories of a wonderful, exciting, educative, relaxing Family Holiday. Since the international connections are late in the night therefore we have selected an airport hotel for you the The Leela Kempenski.
Day 15 : MUMBAI
Our airport representative will inform you about the departure details and assist you at the check-in counter and ensure that your luggage is tagged properly for your home destination.
14 Nights / 15 Days