The most modern and progressive emirate out of the seven that make up the UAE, Dubai is more like an independent city/state that takes pride in its modernism. The place that is developing at an unbelievable pace especially in the tourism and trade sector. It is one of the most luxurious places that you can be at right now. The hi-tech infrastructure, luxurious escapades and exotic sand dunes all this and much more best define a trip to Dubai. Shopaholics viisit Dubai to indulge till their heart's content.
Day 02: DUBAI CITY TOUR & DHOW CRUISE
Day 03: DUBAI-DESERT SAFARI
Overnight: Dubai Meals: Breakfast
After breakfast we will transfer to airport to continue our wonderful adventure. We will fly from Dubai to Delhi - a three and a half our flight.
We will arrive at Delhi airport and our representative will welcome us in the Indian traditional way by flower garlanding & tilak on your forehead as in India we say "Atithi Devo Bhava" which means "The guest is equivalent to God". Flower garlanding are generally offered as a mark of respect and honour. They are offered to welcome the visitors or in honour to the Gods and Goddesses. Tilak is a ritual mark on the forehead. It can be put in many forms as a sign of blessing, greeting or auspiciousness. The Tilak is usually made out of a red vermilion paste (kumkum) which is a mixture of turmeric, alum, iodine, camphor, etc.
You will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.
You will arrive at Delhi airport and our representative will welcome you in Indian traditional way by flower garlanding & tilak on your forehead as in India we say "Atithi Devo Bhava" which means "The guest is equivalent to God". Flower garlanding are generally offered as a mark of respect and honour. They are offered to welcome the visitors or in honour to the Gods and Goddesses. Tilak is a ritual mark on the forehead. It can be put in many forms as a sign of blessing, greeting or auspiciousness. The Tilak is usually made out of a red vermilion paste (kumkum) which is a mixture of turmeric, alum, iodine, camphor, etc. You will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight stay in Delhi.
Early each morning there will be a meditation session. Meditation is not related to religion or spirituality its a technology of upgrading the mind that can enrich one's mind. With the hectic pace and demands of modern life, many people feel stressed and over-worked. Meditation will make your mind calmer and more focused. It will help you to overcome your stress and find some inner peace and balance. After Meditation continue with the next session named UNLOCK THE POWER WITHIN. The sessions are approximately 1 hour in total.
After the session you will start a New Delhi & Old Delhi tour. Our representative will be waiting in the hotel lobby and will explain the days program and will introduce us to the local guide for our Delhi sightseeing. OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi will entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and Red Fort which was the residence of the Mughal emperors for nearly 200 years. You will enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk. More evidences of the ancient times that once existed in old Delhi can be seen by winding through the labyrinthine lanes of Chandni Chowk in a rickshaw. The rickshaw pullers will take you on a ride through various routes, offering you a different experience all together. NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi will include a visit to the Bangla Sahib spiritual place for Sikh religious, the Qutub Minar tallest brick minaret in the world and a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, and the President's Residence and will end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Today we will drive to the historic city of Agra. When we arrive in Agra we will check into our hotel. After check in we will visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Later visit Agra Fort - the majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna. The construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambiance, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. After sightseeing we will have free to time do shopping at local markets in Agra or you can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay in Agra
Today you will drive to Jaipur-the fabled "pink city" of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. The palaces and forts of the yester-years, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendors are now living monuments. Enroute we visit Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preserved red sandstone "ghost town" which was the estranged capital of Mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. We will also visit Abhaneri which is on the way to Jaipur. Abhaneri , a small town village, near Agra . The place is popular for the amazing 'Baoris' (step wells) and Harshat Mata Temple. We will then drive to Jaipur,and check into our hotel, the rest of the day is at our leisure. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
After breakfast we will enjoy an excursion to Amber Fort, where we can choose to ascent to the fort on an elephant. AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started in 1592, its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. GALTA JI TEMPLE - These temples are a popular tourist attraction as they are home to a large colony of monkeys and this has given rise to the common name of the complex, the monkey temple. Galta Ji Jaipur is a unique Hindu temple as it is centered around a natural spring that has been channeled to fill seven large pools. In these pools pilgrims come to bath away their sins while, at quiet moments, the playful monkeys can be found swimming in the holy waters. JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trellis work and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. After sightseeing we can shop in local markets in Jaipur or enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay in Jaipur.
DAY 6: JAIPUR - DELHI
After breakfast we will drive back to Delhi having completed the incredible GOLDEN TRIANGLE INDIA TOUR . As we return to Delhi we will experience the everyday sights and sounds of this diverse country INDIA. Overnight stay in Delhi.
DAY 7: DELHI DEPARTURE