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India Train Tour

(14 Days / 13 Nights)

(Mumbai-Ahmedabad-Udaipur-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer-Jaipur-Agra-Delhi)

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Day 01: Mumbai

Around Midnight arrival in Mumbai. The cosmopolitan city Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) is the main gateway for travellers to India. Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra and second biggest city of India. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel. 

Day 02: Mumbai - Ahmedabad (by train)
Today after having our breakfast we have a walk through the harbor area and visit the Gateway of India built in 1927 by the English to commemorate the visit of George 5th from England. We also visit the Gandhi Museum and the famous Hanging Garden. In the evening transfer to railway station for the train to Ahmedabad.

Day 03: Ahmedabad
In the morning arrive in
Ahmedabad and transfer to hotel. Ahmedabad is the second largest cosmopolitan city of Gujarat. This city nurtures in its fold pages of history, a breath of harmony and a show-case of exquisite architecture. In the afternoon we visit the Gandhi ashram. Gandhi ashram is situated in Sabarmati which is about 6 kms from the Ahmedabad. This ashram is one of the beautiful ashram and the important tourist attraction in Ahmedabad. This ashram was the Mahatma Gandhi's headquarters during their struggle for India's independence and now houses some of the records of the major events in his life, a memorial centre and a library. Later we visit the Hathee Singh Jain Temple. This temple is dedicated to Dharamanath, the 15th Jina or Jain apposite. This temple is one of the best ornated Jain temples in Ahmedabad and is built of pure white marble and decorated with rich carvings.

Day 04: Ahmedabad - Udaipur (by train)
In the morning we visit the
Jama Masjid. Jama Masjid was built in 1423 by Ahmad Shah and described by some as the most beautiful mosque in India. This mosque is believed to have been constructed from the items salvaged from the demolished Hindu and Jain temples. After visiting the mosque we visit the Calico museum of textiles. This museum is widely regarded as one of the finest textiles museums in the world, started in Calico Textile Mill. This museum of textiles has excellent exhibits of antique and modern textiles including rare tapestries, wall hangings, costumes and old weaving machines. In the evening transfer to railway station for the train to Udaipur. Udaipur is called the romantic city of Rajasthan. It is a city, built around shimmering, clear, blue water lakes which reflect the green hills of the Aravali ranges.

Day 05: Udaipur
In the morning arrive in
Udaipur and transfer to the hotel. Today we start our sightseeing with the visit of Sahelion-Ki-Bari. This Garden of the Maids of Honour is well laid out with extensive lawns and shady walks. After the visit of Garden of Maids we visit a Folk Arts Museum. This museum has a rich collection of Folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and paintings. Later we visit the City palace, the biggest Palace in India, where 4 generations of Maharajas added their contribution, is so carefully planned and integrated with the original buildings that it is difficult to believe that it was not conceived as a whole. The museum of the palace includes the beautiful peacock mosaic and miniature wall paintings of Indian mythology. Today we have an opportunity to visit a traditional painting school and see the famous miniature paintings done. In the evening we have a Boat ride on the lake Pichola. The famous Lake Palace of Udaipur was the summer residence of the former rulers. The James bond Film Octopussy was shot here and made this palace more known in the west.

Day 06: Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur (about 260 kms)
In the morning after having breakfast drive to Jodhpur and enroute visit
Ranakpur. Ranakpur is known for its superbly carved marble Jain Temples. An enormous basement of this temple covers 48,000 square feet. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls. The total number of columns is 1444, all of which are intricately carved, no two being alike. The Ranakpur Jain Temples were built during the 15th century. After visiting Ranakpur proceed further for Jodhpur. Jodhpur is also known as the blue city as most of the houses of the old city are painted blue. The old city is surrounded by a huge 10 km long wall which has 101 bastions and seven gates. Jodhpur lies on the once strategic Delhi-Gujarat trading route and the marwaris got benefit from the passing traffic of opium, copper, silk which was traded to China.

Day 07: Jodhpur
Today we will visit the
Mehrangarh Fort (majestic fort). Mehrangarh Fort was built on a steep hill and is among the best in India with exquisitely latticed windows in residential apartments within. We also visit the Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph built in white marble. After the sightseeing we have a walk through the Bazaars of Jodhpur.

Day 08: Jodhpur - Osian - Jaisalmer (about 290 kms)
In the morning drive to Jaisalmer via
Osian. Osian is a great centre of Hindu and Jain religions. The oldest temple here was constructed in 1178 AD. After visiting temples in Osian, drive to Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is famous for its carved havellis (grand mansions). In medieval times, its prosperity was due to its location on the main trade route linking India to Egypt, Arabia, Africa and the West. Jaisalmer is a marvel of beautiful culture and this city remains one of the most exotic city not only in Rajasthan but in the whole of India. Some of the visitors called this city "a living museum". In the evening we drive around 40 km away from Jaisalmer to Sam dunes where we enjoy the sunset before we drive back to Jaisalmer.

Day 09: Jaisalmer - Jaipur (by train)
Today we will have sightseeing of the medieval city of Jaisalmer. We have a walk through the old city and visit the
Fort and the Jain temple. In the afternoon transfer to the railway station for the train to Jaipur.

Day 10: Jaipur
In the morning arrive in Jaipur and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon we visit the
City palace which is still the formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the city palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur Maharajas. Later we have a walk through the colorful Bazaar of Jaipur. In the evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit "Laxmi Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made out of white marble. We might have an opportunity here to observe a prayer ceremony. Today we have dinner with a presentation of Indian music and dance.

Day 11: Jaipur - Agra (by train)
In the early morning transfer to the railway station for the train to
Agra. Arrive in Agra by the afternoon and transfer to the hotel. In the evening we visit the most beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive memory home.

Day 12. Agra - Delhi (by train)
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the
Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque. After visiting Agra Fort, transfer to railway station to catch the train for Delhi. In the night arrive in Delhi and transfer to the hotel.

Day 13: Delhi
In the morning we have sightseeing in Old Delhi. We take a Rickshaw Ride parallel to the
Red Fort through the old city and famous Silk Road and Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes "Rajghat", the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Jama Masjid, the great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous "Humayun Tomb" which is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. Before we proceed to the Hotel we have a drive through New Delhi where we see the India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies.

Day 14: Delhi (Departure)
Around midnight flight to home destination.

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Our Services Include:
      Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC in the 
         chosen category.
      Rooms on the departure day.
      American/continental Breakfast.
      Rickshaw Drive in Delhi.
      Elephant Ride in Amber.
      Boat Ride in Udaipur.
      One Dinner will be with a presentation of Indian music and dance in Jaipur.
      Train Ticket.
      Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice) at every
         place of sightseeing.
      All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo Vacations representative.
      All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an air-conditioned Car with 
         driver. For groups an individual air-conditioned bus (Except Standard Hotels) will be
         provided.

Exclusions:
      Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Tips, Laundry, Telephone Bills and Alcoholic 
         beverages.
      Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
      Any Flight Charges.
      Monument Entrances.
      Unspecified Meals etc.

We always look forward for any changes in the itinerary as wished by you for your individual trip.

If you are willing to travel in a group - the Group Departure dates are available !

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