Day 1: Mumbai.
Arrive to a warm welcome in Mumbai. Thereafter, a Taj Hub representative will escort you to your hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day and brace yourself for the exciting India - Northern Glory with us.
Day 2: Mumbai.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before driving to the Gateway of India. This grand monument was built to welcome the Royal family of England in 1914. Thereafter, take a ferry to the Elephanta Caves in the Arabian Sea. After your return, enjoy an afternoon tour around Mumbai and its various attractions. Visit the Prince Charles museum, tower of silence, hanging garden and the Municipal Building. Return to the Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3: Mumbai - Aurangabad.
After an early morning breakfast, drive to the Mumbai Central Railway station to board the Tapovan Express to Aurangabad. You will arrive at 1330 hours in Aurangabad. Thereafter, a Taj Hub representative will facilitate your transfer to a hotel.
Speaking of Aurangabad, the city was built by the General of Aurangzeb and was earlier known as Deccan. Rich in history, Aurangabad boasts of many attractions like Bibi Ka Makbara & Daulatabad Fort. Enjoy a sightseeing tour around the city before returning for an overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Aurangabad.
On day 4 of the India - Northern Glory tour, embark on a trip to the Ellora & Ajanta Hindu, Buddhist & Jain sculpture caves. Return for overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Aurangabad - Mumbai.
Explore the city of Aurangabad before transferring to the railway station to board a train to Mumbai. On arrival transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 6: Mumbai - Udaipur.
As part of the India - Northern Glory tour, transfer to the Mumbai domestic airport and board a flight to Udaipur. On arrival, check in at a hotel and rest awhile. Thereafter, enjoy a sightseeing tour around Udaipur, also known as the "city of lakes". This beautiful city was built by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 AD and is situated at a height of 577 meters above sea level. Visit many of Udaipur's attractions like the City palace, Sahelion Ki Bari, Maharana Pratap Museum and the Fateh Sagar Lake. You will also be able to enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Pichola. Later visit the Jag Mandir Island and the Meera Kala Mandir as part of your India - Northern Glory tour with Taj Hub. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 7: Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur.
Right after breakfast, embark on a 285 km long journey to Jodhpur. Stop to visit the 15th century Ranakpur Jain temple on the way. Built in pure white marble, the temple is adorned by 1444 exquisitely carved pillars. However, none of the pillars match the other. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch in Ranakpur before continuing with your journey to Jodhpur. Check in at a hotel for overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Day 8: Jodhpur.
Enjoy a detailed sightseeing tour around Jodhpur after breakfast. Founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD, the city boasts of many interesting attractions like the Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and the Sadar Market Clock Tower. Visit the Mandore garden in the evening and Visit a collection of royal cenotaphs, built in while marble, lies very close to the fort. Built in 1899, the cenotaph also houses portraits of rulers of Jodhpur. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 9: Jodhpur - Jaipur.
On day 9 of the India - Northern Glory tour, drive to the "pink city" of Jaipur. Founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727 AD, Jaipur boasts of being the first planned city of India. Check into a hotel on arrival and then set out to explore the city and its colorful bazaars. Return for an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Jaipur.
Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Jaipur on day 10 of the India - Northern Glory tour. Visit the Hawa Mahal (palace of winds) before setting out to explore the grand Amer Fort. An elephant ride up the steep entrance of the fort is truly the highlight of the trip. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch before setting out to visit the City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar and the local markets. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 11: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra.
Leave for Agra, which is located at a distance of 235 km away from Jaipur. Stop to explore Fatehpur Sikri, the grand Mughal capital founded by Akbar in 1569 AD. But unfortunately this magnificent city was abandoned due to scarcity of drinking water. Thereafter, continue your drive to Agra and check into a hotel on arrival.
Day 12: Agra.
On day 12 of the India - Northern Glory tour, visit the Agra Fort, a grand military structure built by the Mughals. You will then proceed towards the ethereal Taj Mahal, which was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Agra.
Day 13: Agra - Khajuraho.
Board a flight to Khajuraho after breakfast. On arrival in Khajuraho, check into a hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 14: Khajuraho.
On day 14 of the India - Northern Glory tour, visit the Eastern & Western group of temples that were built on sensuous themes in the ancient period. These temples are probably one of the best examples of Indian art and architecture. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 15: Khajuraho - Varanasi.
Board a flight to Varanasi in the morning. Check in at a hotel on arrival and rest awhile. The holy city of Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world and has been considered to be a excellent center learning for over 2000 years. Visit the Kashi or Banaras Hindu University followed by a visit to the Bharatmata temple. You will also be able to watch the evening Arthi outside the Kashi Vishwanath temple. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 16: Varanasi - New Delhi.
Early in the morning, enjoy a boat ride on the Ganges and see the morning sun rising over the horizon. You can also watch thousands of people congregating at the ghats to offer their morning prayers. Return to the hotel for breakfast and then drive to the city of Sarnath where the Buddha first preached his first sermon around 24 centuries ago. In the afternoon, you will transfer to airport to board a flight to New Delhi. On arrival transfer to a hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 17: Old & New Delhi.
As part of the India - Northern Glory tour, enjoy a sightseeing tour around New and Old Delhi after breakfast. Visit the Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, Rajghat, Birla Temple, Parliament House, Presidential House, India Gate and the Qutub Minar. You will also be a part of the special dinner organized by Taj Hub, complete with cultural performances. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 18: Delhi.
On the final day of the India - Northern Glory tour, spend a leisurely morning before driving to the Indira Gandhi International airport to board a flight back home.
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