The Oberoi Special(PTOS)

Trip Length: 15 Days/ 14 Nights               Trip Starts in: Mumbai               Trip Ends in: Delhi

India: Taj; Temples; Forts; Palaces;  Royal Bengal Tigers; History; High Life and much more to grab in pictures : We are offering you the utmost Luxury whilst staying at the best Hotels  and Resorts in India, The Oberoi's

Tour Details

Gateway of India

Mumbai or formerly known as Bombay, India's most modern and internationally known city with inevitable inequality is well known in the western world as Bollywood. A city that began with amalgamation of seven islands as a part of the dowry of Portuguese Princess, Catherine of Braganza, when she married the English King Charles II in 1662. After the opening of the Suez Canal, the distance between Britain and India was reduced by 4,500 miles as ships no longer needed to travel round Southern Africa thus Mumbai on the west coast became as important as Calcutta on the eastern coast.  The city boasts some finest Gothic architecture buildings like Victoria Terminus, the first Railway station in India as a symbol of progress exported to India as one of the British landmarks during the British Raj in India. Another landmark of that time is the Gateway of India which commemorated the visit of George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. A lot to say about this hustling-bustling city but your experience will enthrall you more than words.

Lake Palace Udaipur

Witness the royalty in the state of Udaipur, very much known as the Venice of the East or the city of Romance located in the scenic beauty of Aravali range of mountains, the erstwhile state boasts the second largest and most beautiful palace in India. The world fame Lake Palace built as summer palace offers you the most spectacular view around and is one of the most likely places of stay for the honeymooners. A walk in the old city gives you a chance to see the extent of restored buildings and colorful shops just making you stop in your tracks to take unlimited pictures. 

City Palace

 
Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’ of India is not only a city but a brilliant example of architecture, aesthetic standards and fusion of ideas and mastermind planning of a great warrior and astronomer King -  Sawai Jai Singh II. The Kachwaha rulers claim to descend from the lineage of Lord Rama’s second son, Kush. This world fame 18th century city is well protected by a massive masonry crenelled wall with nine entrance gates. The city is in the form of a chess board with nine blocks called as chokris.

 

Ranthambhore

Ranthambhore derives its name from the 1000 years old fort of Ranthambhore, the second largest in India and among the six listed World Heritage sites standing at a height of 705 ft. Ranthambhore national park lies in the shadow of the Aravalli and Vindhya mountains range and covers a core area of 106 sq miles. The most famous resident is the endangered Royal Bengal tiger, which is spotted quite frequently in Ranthambhore. This was the originally the hunting lodge of the erstwhile Maharajas of the Jaipur state. 

Taj Mahal

No wonder, this place does not need an introduction as the soul of the World Heritage, crowns the City ‘The Taj-Mahal’  strategically located on the banks of River Jamuna, the tributary of sacred Ganges was the seat of the imperial Mughal court and former capital of India during the Mughal Empire. Dotted with three grand World Heritage Sites; The Taj-Mahal, The Agra fort and the abandoned capital city of Fatehpur Sikri, a must see monument.  

India Gate

The capital of the world’s largest democracy has always been presented as a ‘Kohinoor’ in the fabled wealth of monumental treasures of India. The legends portray Delhi as the kingdom of the erstwhile kings ‘Pandavas’ in the 400 BCE. The profound architecture of the ancient monuments in Delhi testifies the strong hold of the rulers of Hindu, Muslim and British empires. The monuments and ruins of many empires are scattered throughout the city, often cheek by jowl with modern towers and structures.

Institute of Advance Studies

Shimla has been named after the local Hindu Goddess, Shyamala Devi – incarnation of Goddess Kali.  It was a small village discovered by Captain Charles Kennedy in the early 19th century and later it became the summer headquarters of the British India government. It’s  spectacular location and colonial past attracts a number of visitors from various pockets of the world and country. 


Itinerary

Day 1 (Mumbai)

Mumbai

Arrive at Chatrapati Shivaji International airport and transfer to your hotel to relax after a long plane journey. This afternoon we will visit a couple of off- route sites and also to familiarize you with the hustle and bustle of Mumbai.  Stay at The Oberoi.

Day 2 (Mumbai)

Mumbai

We will start our orientation tour of heritage Mumbai passing by Victoria Terminus, the Municipal Corporation and other old buildings. Visit famous Price of Wales Museum and then proceed for Lunch at Local restaurant near the Gateway of India. Later visit the 5th and 6th century rock-cut famous Elephant Caves on an island. {Can only be approached by Motor Launch - Closed on Monday/3-4 hours round trip including the visit} . Stay at The Oberoi

Day 3 (Mumbai/Udaipur)

Mumbai/Udaipur

Today we will be flying to the one of the most popular tourist destination and will stay at the most stunning Oberoi Hotel. Enjoy the hotel facilities rest of the day. Stay at The Oberoi Udai Vilas.

Day 4 (Udaipur)

Udaipur

This morning we will enjoy the Beautiful Udaipur City Palace and experience the city with some interesting activities offered from our end. Stay at The Oberoi Udai Vilas, Udaipur

Day 5 (Udaipur/Jaipur via Chittorgarh)

Udaipur/Jaipur via Chittorgarh

Get ready for the longest drive of the trip to the  “Pink-City”  via Chittorgarh. Chittorgarh is the largest and most spectacular fort-city in India with some superb Rajput architectural temples, ornamented Towers and the ruined Palace of the most beautiful Queen of Udaipur,  "Maharani Padmini". Continue to Jaipur and relax for the evening. Stay at The Oberoi Rajvilas

Day 6 (Jaipur)

Jaipur

We will have a half day activity visiting the old capital of Amber. While returning home, we will visit an art and craft work centre in the old town. Stay at The Oberoi Rajvilas

Day 7 (Jaipur)

Jaipur

The day starts with an interesting walk in the old city of Jaipur continuing to the City Palace complex. An optional activity of exploring the Elephant village near Amber could be arranged on request. You may like to decorate the elephant with some striking colors and later on enjoy the same elephant ride. {Please advise the same a day before}

Day 8 (Jaipur/Ranthambhore)

Jaipur/Ranthambhore
This morning, we will drive to the famous National park to spot the elusive Bengal Tiger. Afternoon safari in the park

Day 9 (Ranthambhore)

Ranthambhore
Early morning safari and afternoon safari

Day 10 (RBore/Bharatpur/Fatehpur Sikri/Agra)

RBore/Bharatpur/Fatehpur Sikri/Agra

Early train to Bharatpur and then drive to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri. Evening brings you one of the most colorful Dance Drama Show – 'The Making of Taj-Mahal'

Day 11 (Agra)

Agra

Today we will visit the Jewel of India – Taj Mahal. In the morning, get a chance to see the beautiful inlayed work in marble at a craft centre and later visit Agra fort and Baby Taj. Relax for the day

Day 12 (Agra)

Agra

After breakfast we will head towards the 3rd Moghul Emperor “Akbar the Great Tomb – Sikandra, a beautiful example of Persian architecture. Later we will visit Baby Taj – marvel in the Moghul Architecture. Option of visiting the Taj-Mahal at Sunset

Day 13 (Agra/Delhi)

Agra/Delhi

Today we will drive to Delhi and enjoy rest of the day. Farewell dinner

Day 14 (Final Departure or Extension tour to Shimla)

Final Departure or Extension tour to Shimla

This morning transfer to IGI Airport for final departure or early morning train to Kalka and then transfer to the Oberoi Cecil or Oberoi Wildflower, Shimla. Relax for the day

Day 14 EXTENDED TOURS - Delhi/Kalka/Shimla

Delhi/Kalka/Shimla
We will take early morning train to Kalka and then drive for 3 hours to Shimla. Rest of the day at leisure at Oberoi Cecil or Oberoi Wildflower.

Day 15 EXTENDED TOURS - Shimla

Shimla
This morning, we will visit the most beautiful building, the Viceregal Lodge, residence of 13 erstwhile Viceroys of India during the British Raj. Continue to visit 108 feet, Lord Hanuman statue located on the highest peak of Shimla. After the lunch break, an interesting walking tour of approximately 90 minutes would be organised to see the old colonial buildings.

Day 16 EXTENDED TOURS - Shimla

Shimla
The highlight of the tour is the Toy train ride for approximately 2 hours to experience the beauty of Shimla. Later continue to another interesting Hindu temple of Lord Hanuman to enjoy the beauty of the Shimla.

Day 17 EXTENDED TOURS - Shimla/Chandigarh/Delhi

Shimla/Chandigarh/Delhi
Morning at Leisure. Later drive to Chandigarh to catch the afternoon flight to New Delhi. Farewell dinner at hotel

Day 18 EXTENDED TOURS - Final Departure

Final Departure
Departure to International Airport.

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