Day 1 Arrival Mumbai
After arrival at the International Mumbai airport, you will be transferred to hotel. Mumbai is the financial capital of India and with around 21 millions of inhabitants is the second largest city of the country after Delhi. It is even bigger than Kolkata and Chennai. Mumbai is the capital of the state Maharashtra. Located on the west coast of the Arabian Sea the city has more than 50 percent of India’s cargo go through the harbor, making it the busiest and largest harbor city of the Indian subcontinent. An overnight stay in Mumbai.
Day 2 Half day sightseeing of Mumbai and then flight to Aurangabad
After breakfast proceed for half day tour of Mumbai covering Gateway of India – The stone archway designed by Wittett in the 16th century Gujarati style, Prince of Wales Museum, Chowpatty Beach, Dhobhi Ghat and Marine Drive. Later transfer to the airport to board flight to Aurangabad, the capital of Aurangzeb, who was the last of the great Mughals. Arrive Aurangabad and transfer to hotel. An overnight stay in Aurangabad.
Day 3 Aurangabad
After breakfast, you will have a full day excursion to the world heritage sites – Ajanta and Ellora Caves in Aurangabad – as recognised so by UNESCO are renowned the world over for their uniqueness and ancient value.
Ajanta caves have a rich tapestry of images that speak of palaces, royalty, cultures and tales of everyday life of ancient India. Long buried in the debris of time, these 30 caves were built to offer seclusion to the Buddhist monks, who lived, taught and performed rituals.
Ellora caves were carved between fourth and fifth century, the rock temples and monasteries of Ellora represent the three major faiths of India – Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Like Ajanta, Ellora caves too are a fine example of cave temples with almost 34 caves with intricate interiors and ornamental facades. An overnight stay in Aurangabad.
Day 4 Flight from Aurangabad to Udaipur
In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport to board flight to Udaipur. Upon arrival in Udaipur you will be transferred to your hotel. The evening is at leisure. An overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 5 Udaipur
In the morning after breakfast, you will do a full day sightseeing. Udaipur built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh, the city has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. You will visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. The evening is at leisure. An overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 6 Drive from Udaipur to Mount Abu
After a relaxed breakfast, you will drive to Mt Abu. Upon arrival at Mt Abu and you will be transferred to hotel. An overnight stay in Mt Abu.
Day 7 Mt Abu
After the breakfast, you wll do the sightseeing of Mt Abu. It is situated 1200 metres above sea level; it is the highest point of the Aravali range, and an enjoyable hill-resort. Built around a lake, the site is renowned for its exquisite Jain temples, collectively called the Dilwara temple complex. An overnight stay in Mt Abu.
Day 8 Drive from Mt Abu to Jodhpur
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Jodhpur, one of the most distinctive princely settlements of Rajasthan. It was the capital of the Rathore Rajputs. Located at the periphery of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is known for its massive fortified bastions, especially those of Mehrangarh which have been witness to many battles and were associated closely with the history of the region. The years of peace that followed resulted in the building of palaces that were laid on open grounds and spread out in elaborate European styles. Arrive Jodhpur and transfer to hotel. An overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Day 9 Flight from Jodhpur to Mumbai – Departure
In the morning after breakfast, you will explore the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest in India, unsurpassed in beauty and grandeur – and a perfect example of desert variant of Rajput architecture. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Take a short safari to immaculately kept villages of Bishnoi tribals who are known for their belief in the sanctity of plant and animal life. A variety of deer roaming freely is the attraction of these villages. Later transfer to airport to board the flight for Mumbai and then take the flight for onward journey.