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The Culture, History and Adventure of India

 

The Culture, History and Adventure of India

 

DAY 1 ARRIVE DELHI

Arrive Delhi International Airport and on arrival transfer to The Oberoi, Delhi

DAY 2 DELHI

Experience Delhi through the eyes of Delhi’s street children on the Salaam Baalak Tour. This tour is lead by a child who used to live on the streets of Delhi, but has since been educated and trained as a tour guide. The perspective of the guides gives you a new appreciation of Delhi and the Indian Culture.?Following lunch, you’ll be taken on an afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi.?Later in the afternoon, you will visit the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (Sikh Temple). Here you can volunteer at the free kitchen and help cook food for the hundreds of people who come to the temple.?In the evening, experience one of Delhi’s most popular night clubs, the blue FROG. Conceived of by music lovers, blueFROG Delhi is the platform for live music. Musicians from India and around the world perform six nights a week at the clubs, which are known for their acoustic excellence. The lip-smacking menu is Modern European with Asian influences that take the palate by surprise and leave you wanting more!

DAY 3 DELHI

Morning visit Rashtrapati Bhawan to witness the change of guard ceremony followed by short Metro ride from Central Secretariat to Chandani Chowk to visit Old Delhi. The Metro is one of the worlds largest public transportation projects and gives you insight into how 1.5 million residents in Delhi make their daily commute.?After you arrive in Old Delhi, enjoy an invigorating rickshaw ride through the streets of Chandni Chowk. At the end of the ride, visit the wedding card market where you can have a custom card printed.?Enjoy a lunch of local street food at one of our favorite local restaurants?For dinner this evening, you will have a private cooking lesson, followed by dinner, with Mrs. Prabeen Singh

DAY 4 DELHI – AGRA – DELHI

Morning transfer by road to New Delhi Railway station where you will board the train for Agra.?On arrival, experience the magnificent wonder of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort for yourself.?Later in the afternoon, return to Delhi via train and enjoy the rest of your evening at leisure.

DAY 5 DELHI – NEEMRANA – JAIPUR

Morning transfer by road to Jaipur en-route stop for a Zip Line Tour at Neemrana Fort. This amazing tour shows you the best views of Neemrana and the surrounding landscape!?After your exhilarating tour, continue on your journey to Jaipur where you will check-in to the ITC Rajputana Hotel.?You have the evening at leisure to enjoy the hotel or go shopping in Jaipur where you can get a custom designed Indian outfit.

DAY 6 JAIPUR

This morning you will travel to Amber Fort for a unique Hot Air Balloon experience. Be mesmerized by the city as you fly over and absorb its riotous cocktail of Colors, Forts & Palaces. As the course is dependent entirely on the wind, no 2 balloons follow the same course!?After your high flying ride, return to Amber Fort to explore it for yourself. Enjoy an Elephant ride to the top of the fort!?The afternoon is at your leisure.?For the evening, you will travel to an Elephant Camp, Dera Amer, where you will go on an Elephant safari, Camel cart ride, Elephant feeding, Henna application, and a wonderful traditional dinner.

DAY 7 JAIPUR

This morning you will visit Sanganer to see crafts and hand – printed textiles followed by a visit to potters with an expert. Sanganer is reknown for its hand crafts.?Following lunch, you’ll explore Jaipur with a guide to unravel its mysteries. After your city tour, you’ll enjoy a Heritage walking tour of oldest and most religious parts of Japipur. Finish the walk with tea, traditional snacks, and the insight of a local family who will join you.?Evening get your self dressed in your new Indian outfits for an authentic dinner of North- West frontier cuisine of barbecued specialties and baked Indian breads prepared at the hotel.

DAY 8 JAIPUR – MUMBAI

You will transfer to Jaipur Airport for your mid-morning flight to Mumbai. On arrival in Mumbai, you will check-in to The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. ?Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.?This evening you will visit Aer, the cities highest rooftop bar atop the Four Seasons Hotel. From here you will have spectacular views of the sea and cityscape, and wonderful way to see Mumbai at night.

DAY 9 MUMBAI

This morning you will venture out on a heritage walking tour, including a visit to Churchgate station which is one of main local train stations where The Dabbawalas from all over Mumbai assemble in an open area and then disperse to supply the individual Dabbas (Tiffins) to their respective areas. Later visit Dhobi Ghat, open air laundries, and then the Sassoon Docks.?Enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour of the rest of Mumbai to get a sense of the variety of culture within this amazing city.?Later in the evening, travel to the blueFROG of Mumbai for a night of terrific music and drinks.

DAY 10 MUMBAI

Get up early and great the day with a "Laughing Yoga" session near The Gateway of India. Its been long believed that the best start to a day is with Laughter – try it for yourself!?Following breakfast, travel to Elephanta Island to see some of the oldest caves and statues in Mumbai. These amazing carvings are from the Golden Age of the Guptas and are inspired by the worship of Shiva.?Following lunch, visit Chor Bazaar and Crawford Market to see some of India’s largest open air markets. Here you can find virtually anything!?This evening, you will go on a culinary street food tour of Mumbai. This 2 hour tour will show you some of India’s best street food cuisine and give you the opportunity to sample some of the true local fare!

DAY 11 MUMBAI

This morning we’ll take you to visit Magen David Synagogue and Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue. Mumbai has a rich Jewish history with several prominent families who still live in the city. ?For lunch today, you will dine with a local family for a true sense of the culture.?After lunch, enjoy the rest of your day at leisure

DAY 12 DEPART MUMBAI

Enjoy your final day in India with the company of a personal shopper. They will show you all the best spots to buy goods and will help you find anything your heart desires.?In the evening, transfer to Mumbai International Airport for your onward destination.

2013 Land Only Prices Excluding International and Domestic Airfare:

From: USD$4,802 per person*, based on a minimum of 2 people sharing a room.

Call Greaves TMC/Travel Leaders on (800) 765 3222 / (224) 765 4575 or email us on vacations@greavestmc.com for all the details on this itinerary and what is included in your tour. We would be happy to work with you to modify this itinerary to suit your personal budget and taste.

Single room occupancy prices on request.

International and Domestic Airfares on Request.

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