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Metros with Taj Mahal

Metros with Taj Mahal- Oberoi Hotels Tour: A 11-night journey to India’s most popular tourist circuit will bring you one step closer to exploring India. 

Tour Start Location

New Delhi

Tour End Location

Mumbai

General Inclusions

  • Battery car at Fatehpur Sikri
  • Lunch in Bharatpur
  • Elephant ride for uphill and jeeps for downhill at the Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • Daily yoga sessions in the hotel
  • 25% savings on Spa therapies, food and soft beverage and laundry in The Oberoi Hotels
  • Presently applicable taxes
  • 11 nights’ accommodation on Double or Twin sharing & bed & breakfast basis.
  • Complete transport as per program in private A/C vehicle with chauffer. 02 – 03 pax in Toyota Innova Crysta. 04– 09 pax in Tempo Traveler
  • Local English-speaking guides as per sightseeing
  • One-time entrances to all monuments as mentioned in the program.
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi market.
  • Hi-tea at The Imperial, New Delhi

General Exclusions

  • Any Airfare, insurance or visa fees
  • Any meals except specified
  • Camera or video fee
  • Tips or gratuity (not compulsory but recommended and appropriate)
  • Table drinks, mini-bar, bar, laundry or any personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in ‘Package Costs Includes’

Compliments from Truly India

  • Warm welcome with fresh flower garlands on arrival in India
  • Meet & assist on arrival & departure airport transfers
  • Mineral water bottles in vehicle

Things to note and T&C:

  • Winter rates: Valid from 01st October till 15th April
  • Summer rates: valid from 16th April till 30th September
  • Order or itinerary can be changed due to many factors such as traffic, local conditions, weather etc.
  • General check in time in 1400hrs and check out time is 1200hrs at all Oberoi properties. (some properties might differ)
  • All services what-so-ever are subject to availability at the time of booking. Alternates will be offered, which may affect the pricing of the tour.
  • All costs based on hotels and offers on hotels clubbed together, changes in hotel might affect costs of the program
  • An E-Tourist Visa (eTV) visa on arrival is available for most nationalities. Passport holders from these countries can apply for an eVT to have their visa issued upon arrival at 16 major airports in India. Please follow instructions at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival New Delhi

Upon arrival at airport you will meet with our representative with your name card in arrival hall after customs. Warm welcome with fresh flower garlands and transfer to hotel.

Post check in at hotel, you will meet & discuss with your tour manager about the tour and activities. He/she will be your point of contact 24X7 for anything you might need.

Delhi: Mystery, magic, mayhem. Welcome to Delhi, City of Djinns, and 25 million people. Like an eastern Rome, India’s capital is littered with the relics of lost empires. A succession of armies stormed across the Indo-Gangetic plain and imprinted their identity onto the vanquished city, before vanishing into rubble and ruin like the conquerors who preceded them. Modern Delhi is a chaotic tapestry of medieval fortifications, Mughal mausoleums, dusty bazaars, colonial-era town planning, and mega malls.

Overnight at hotel The Oberoi, New Delhi

Day 2 New Delhi

After breakfast at your hotel, proceed for New Delhi sightseeing as below:

Humayun’s Tomb
The design of the Taj Mahal is inspired from the Humayun’s Tomb. The Humayun’s Tomb is in the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. The Humayun’s tomb is the first Indian building to use the Persian concept of a double dome. Humayun’s Tomb was the first garden tomb made in India.

Lotus Temple
(Closed on Monday) The Lotus Temple, located in New Delhi, India, is a Bahá’í House of Worship completed in 1986. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent and has become a prominent attraction in the city.

Qutub Minar
Qutb Minar, also spelled Qutub or Qutab, is the 2nd tallest minar in India after Minar-E-Fateh at chhaparchiri at Anandpur Sahib which stands 100 meters tall.

Thereafter visit a Kashmir Co-op society to witness their art & craft & taste the Kashmiri Kahwa. Later in the evening proceed for below sightseeing:

Laxmi Narayan Temple
West of Connaught Place, the busy-looking, Orissan-style Lakshmi Narayan Temple was erected by the wealthy industrialist BD Birla. Mahatama Gandhi inaugurated the complex in 1938 as a temple for all castes; a sign on the gate says, ‘Everyone is Welcome.’
Parliament Street & India Gate
Drive pass Parliament of India, President’s house & India gate.

Return to hotel, overnight at hotel The Oberoi, New Delhi.

Day 3New Delhi

After breakfast at your hotel proceed for Old Delhi sightseeing as below;

Raj Ghat
Cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi in lush gardens.
Jama Masjid It is the largest mosque in India and the final architectural extravagance of Shanjahan.
Old Delhi Market
(Chandni Chowk – Market closed on Sunday)

(Rickshaw Ride) Itis one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, now in central north Delhi, India. Built in 17th century by the great Mughal emperor of India Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter Jahan Ara.

You would drive through the narrow lanes on a rickshaw through:
Dariba Kalan: Old Delhi’s ancient silver market, hich could also have an important role to play in the nomenclature of the Chandni Chowk as silver is referred to as Chandi in Hindi, a word which could have been slightly deformed to form Chandni Chowk
Khari Baoli:Asia’s largest spice market.
Meena Bazaar: This lane features most of the shops with clothing & accessories. A lot of dresses are traditional Indian sarees and men attire.
Heritage Haveli: gives you the opportunity to get a feel of the Mughal era through the architectural beauty

Red Fort
(Drive Pass) Converted into a barracks by the British, this massive fort is a sandstone carcass of its former self, but it still conjures a picture of the splendour of Mughal Delhi.

Later drive-pass Red fort and hi-tea at a colonial-era hotel The Imperial as below in central Delhi.

Experience hi tea at The Imperial
Experience hi tea at the Imperial Hotel (the contents of the hi tea are French pastries, scones, finger Veg and non Veg sandwiches, Regular tea and coffee) (0300PM to 0600PM)

Post hi tea drive around Lutyen’s Delhi and visit Bangla Sahib Gurudwara as follows,

Parliament Street & India Gate

Drive pass Parliament of India, President’s house & India gate.
Sikh Temple Bangla Sahib
Topped by golden domes, this handsome white-marble gurdwara was constructed at the site where the eighth Sikh guru, Harkrishan Dev, stayed before his death in 1664.

Return to hotel, overnight at The Oberoi, New Delhi.

Day 4Delhi – Agra - Delhi

After breakfast drive to Agra, upon arrival check- in at hotel.

Agra: The magical allure of the Taj Mahal draws tourists to Agra like moths to a wondrous flame. And despite the hype, it’s every bit as good as you’ve heard. But the Taj is not a stand-alone attraction. The legacy of the Mughal empire has left a magnificent fort and a liberal sprinkling of fascinating tombs and mausoleums; and there’s also fun to be had in the bustling chowks (marketplaces).

Later proceed for Agra sightseeing as below:

Red Fort
(Agra Fort) Agra Fort is a monument, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city.
Itimad-ud-Daulah Nicknamed the Baby Taj, the exquisite tomb of Mizra Ghiyas Beg should not be missed. This Persian nobleman was Mumtaz Mahal’s grandfather and Emperor Jehangir’s wazir (chief minister). His daughter Nur Jahan, who married Jehangir, built the tomb between 1622 and 1628 in a style similar to the tomb she built for Jehangir near Lahore in Pakistan.
Marble Factory Later visit Marble factory cum Shop to learn “Pietradura” an old technique of making marble products.

Later drive back to Delhi, On arrival transfer to hotel The Oberoi for overnight stay.

Day 5Delhi – Kolkata

After breakfast, transfer to airport to take flight for Kolkata

Upon arrival check in at hotel

Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of India’s West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India’s capital under the British Raj from 1773–1911. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals.

Overnight at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

Day 6Kolkata

After breakfast proceed for below sightseeing:

Flower Market Flower market to see the normal life of the common man with the different colors of flower.
Howrah Bridge Howrah Bridge; this bridge is built on river Hooghly and connects the city of Kolkata with the industrial town of Howrah.
Dalhousie Square, Raj Bhawan & GPO The Dalhousie Square where we see the Writers Building (State Secretariat)Raj Bhawan (Governor House), General Post Office Building, Kolkata High Court, Kolkata Town Hall and the St.John’s Church.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
St. Paul’s Cathedral of Kolkata is recognized as the first Episcopal Church of the Eastern World. The construction of the church was initiated under the benefaction of Bishop Daniel Wilson in 1839 and was completed in 1847. The church has been built in Gothic Revival style, featuring slender vertical piers and vaulting and pointed arches. The credit for the exquisite design of the cathedral goes to a military engineer Major William Nairn Forbes, who was assisted by C.K. Robinson.
Victoria Memorial
(Closed on Mondays & National holidays) The incredible Victoria Memorial is a vast, beautifully proportioned festival of white marble: think US Capitol meets Taj Mahal. Had it been built for a beautiful Indian princess rather than a dead colonial queen, this would surely be considered one of India’s greatest buildings. It was designed to commemorate Queen Victoria’s 1901 diamond jubilee, but construction wasn’t completed until nearly 20 years after her death.
Indian Museum
(Closed on Mondays & National holidays) India’s biggest and oldest major museum celebrated its bicentenary in February 2014. It’s mostly a loveably old-fashioned place that fills a large colonnaded palace ranged around a central lawn. Extensive exhibits include fabulous sculptures dating back two millennia, notably the lavishly carved 2nd-century-BC Barhut Gateway.
Mother Teresa’s Motherhouse
(Closed on Thursdays) A regular flow of mostly Christian pilgrims visit the Missionaries of Charity’s ‘Motherhouse’ to pay homage at Mother Teresa’s large, sober tomb. A small adjacent museum room displays Teresa’s worn sandals and battered enamel dinner bowl. Located upstairs is the room where she worked and slept from 1953 to 1997, preserved in all its simplicity.

Return to The Oberoi Grand, overnight.

Day 7Kolkata

After breakfast proceed for below sightseeing:

Jain Temple Jain Temple also known as the “Jewel Box Temple of Calcutta”. It is situated in the northeast of the city. This temple of exquisite design and construction is dedicated to the 10th of the 24 Jain Tirthankaras and is an ornate mass of mirrors, colored stones and glass mosaics.
Kumartolli Kumartolli (place where craftsman make idols). Kolkata is famous for its festivals (PUJAS) round the year and this is the place where the idols are made. It is very interesting to see the craftsman making idols without using any machinery.
College Street
(Closed on Sundays) College Street is an eminent center of Kolkata’s literary crowd. It is second home to the intellectuals, scholars, academicians, students and book lovers of Kolkata city. Also colloquially known as ‘Boi Para’ (book-mart), it houses Kolkata’s most prestigious and renowned academic institutions like University Of Calcutta, Calcutta Medical College, Presidency College, Sanskrit College, Hare School and Hindu School. The place has a unique charm of its own. Dotted with makeshift book stalls constructed with bamboo, wood, canvas and sheets of tin on both sides of the road, College Street is a paradise for book lovers.
Indian Coffee House
(Closed on Sundays) Adorned with the history of the colonial era, Indian Coffee House in College Street is a mythic Café and a proud part of Kolkata’s heritage. This fascinating, unpretentious, high-ceilinged building was once the meeting place of the freedom fighters, bohemians, and the revolutionaries

Return to The Oberoi Grand, overnight.

Day 8Kolkata – Bengaluru

After breakfast transfer to airport to take flight for Bengaluru

Cosmopolitan Bengaluru is the number one city in the Indian deep south, blessed with a benevolent climate and a burgeoning drinking, dining and shopping scene. It’s not necessarily a place you come to be wowed by world-class sights (though it has some lovely parks and striking Victorian-era architecture), but instead to experience the new modern face of India.

As the hub of India’s booming IT industry, it vies with Mumbai as the nation’s most progressive city, and its creature comforts can be a godsend to the weary traveller who has done the hard yards. It’s a big student town where you’ll encounter hip locals chatting in English while drinking craft beer and getting around in ’80s metal band T-shirts.

Upon arrival check in at hotel The Oberoi, overnight.

Day 9 Bengaluru

AfteAfter breakfast proceed for sightseeing as below,

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens Spread over 240 acres of landscaped terrain, the expansive Lalbagh Botanical Gardens were laid out in 1760 by the famous Mysore ruler Hyder Ali. As well as amazing centuries-old trees it claims to have the world’s most diverse species of plants.
The Bangalore Palace The private residence of the Wodeyars, erstwhile maharajas of the state, Bangalore Palace preserves a slice of bygone royal splendour. Still the residence of the current maharaja, an audio guide provides a detailed explanation of the building, vaguely designed to resemble Windsor Castle, and you can marvel at the lavish interiors and galleries featuring grisly hunting memorabilia, family photos and a collection of nude portraits.
Tipu Sultan’s Palace Close to the vibrant Krishnarajendra Market stands the elegant palace of Tipu Sultan, notable for its teak pillars and ornamental frescoes. It’s an interesting monument, and worth an outing when combined with other nearby sights such as the ornate 17th-century Venkataraman Temple next door and the massive Jamia Masjid , as well as the fort and market.
Bull Temple built Built by Kempegowda in the 16th-century Dravidian style, the Bull Temple contains a huge granite monolith of Nandi (Shiva’s bull) and is one of Bengaluru’s most atmospheric temples. Nearby is the Swee Dodda Ganapathi Temple , with an equally enormous Ganesh idol.
Cubbon Park In the heart of Bengaluru’s business district is Cubbon Park, a sprawling 120-hectare garden where Bengaluru’s residents converge to steal a moment from the rat race that rages outside.
It’s surrounded by wonderful colonial architecture, including the red-painted Gothic-style State Central Library ; the colossal neo-Dravidian-style Vidhana Soudha , built in 1954 and which serves as the legislative chambers of the state government, and neoclassical Attara Kacheri built in 1864 and houses the High Court

Transfer to The Oberoi, overnight.

Day 10Bengaluru - Mumbai

After breakfast transfer to airport to take flight for Mumbai.

Upon arrival check in at hotel

Mumbai is a spectacular paradox of chaos and hope, glamor and squalor, modernity and tradition, old and new. Famously known as the City of Dreams, Mumbai – formerly known as Bombay – has a long colonial history, starting from Gandhi’s visits to the city to the intense protests against the Simon Commission in 1928, the city has stood witness to many important events in the country’s freedom struggle.

Later proceed for sightseeing as below:

Mani bhavan it is a simple old-style, two storied building on Laburnum Road, Mumbai. Whenever Gandhiji was in Mumbai between 1917 to 1934, he stayed here. It is now converted into a museum and research centre. Mani Bhavan has a story to tell as it housed Gandhiji occasionally during the times when he grew in stature and strength, from a queer type of an agitator to a world figure by successfully introducing Satyagraha (individual as well as mass) as a new and effective weapon to fight all evil and injustice.
Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum This gorgeous museum, built in Renaissance revival style in 1872 as the Victoria & Albert Museum, contains 3500-plus objects centering on Mumbai’s history – photography and maps, textiles, books and manuscripts, Bidriware, laquerware, weaponry and exquisite pottery.
The Prince of Wales Museum The foundation stone of this magnificent building was laid by King George C in 1905 on the occasion of his first visit to India. The building was designed by George Wittet and is an Indo Saracenic Style. The main museum was completed in 1914 and was temporarily used as a hospital during the World War I.

Return back to hotel The Oberoi, overnight.

Day 11Mumbai

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing as below,

Elephanta Caves
(Closed on Monday) One of the oldest rock cut structures in the country, the Elephanta Caves are the perfect expressions of archaic Indian art associated to the cult of Lord Shiva. Primarily believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva, the Elephanta Caves are an epitome of Hindu Cave culture and are a unique testimony to a bygone civilization.
The origins of the Elephanta Caves have been debated time and again, though the sculptures and the art speak volumes about the time from when they could have been popular-6th or the 8th century. The island on which the caves are built was originally known as Gharapuri, and the Portuguese retitled it as Elephanta Island when they discovered a large stone structure of an Elephant on the island. The temple was primarily built for the worship of Lord Shiva and ‘Shivaism’.

Return back to Mumbai and proceed for below sightseeing,

Dhobi ghat
(Drive Pass) A unique feature of Mumbai, the dhobi is a traditional laundryman, who will collect your dirty linen, wash it, and return it neatly pressed to your doorstep. All for a pittance. The “laundries” are called “Ghats”: row upon row of concrete wash pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone. The clothes are soaked in sudsy water, thrashed on the flogging stones, then tossed into huge vats of boiling starch and hung out to dry. Next they are ironed and piled into neat bundles.
Chatrapati shivaji terminus
(Drive Pass) Formerly Victoria Terminus, and better known by its abbreviation CST or Bombay VT) is an historic railway station in Mumbai which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways. It is one of the busiest railway stations in India, and serves Central Railway trains terminating in Mumbai as well as the Mumbai suburban railway.
Taj Mahal Hotel
(Drive Pass) The Old Taj Hotel was designed by W. Chambers in the Indo – Saracenic style. The hotel was constructed in the year 1903 to 1904, and was paid for by Jamshetji Tata, one of the wealthiest Parsees in the city. The New wing to the hotel was added in 1972.
Rajabai tower
(Drive Pass) Next to the High Court, the Venetian -Gothic University has a Gothic clock tower 260 feet high that is curiously adorned with oriental figures. In the old days it used to play Rule Britannia, God Save the King and a Handel Symphony among sixteen tunes that changed four times a day; now the repertoire is limited to the wafting chimes of the Big Ben on the quarter hour.
Bombay high court
(Drive Pass) It is one of the oldest and chartered High Courts in the Country. It has Appellate Jurisdiction over the State of Maharashtra, Goa, and Daman & Diu. In addition to Bombay Bench it has benches at Aurangabad, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa).
Hanging garden
(Drive Pass) Also known as the Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens, they are built over 3 reservoirs, which store billions of gallons of water for cleaning before they are pumped to the thirsty city of Mumbai.
Marine drive
(Drive Pass) Eulogized by Bollywood, Marine Drive caresses the seashore from Nariman Point to the foot of the Malabar Hill. Passing Chowpatty Beach, Marine Drive is also famous as the Queen’s Necklace. One of the busiest roads in Mumbai, it is also one of the breeziest due to its proximity to the sea.
Chowpatty beach Chowpatty Beach comes alive as the devout Hindu population of Mumbai comes thronging to its sands to immerse their larger than life idols of Ganesha and incur his blessings. On every other ordinary evening Chowpatty is where the common man comes to eat and be entertained. A gastronomic paradise of bhelpuri, a savory snack made from puffed rice with loads of onions, coriander, a medley of spices topped with sweet and sour tamarind sauce, chuski ice balls dipped in syrup, pao bhaji buttered buns served with a spicy potato side dish or pungent chutney sandwiches. Chowpatty is an experience that should not be missed.

Later free time at Colaba – a diverse and dynamic area of the city to explore bustling markets.

Transfer to The Oberoi, overnight

Day 12Departure Mumbai

After breakfast transfer to airport for flight back to home.

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