North India Tour - (8 Nights)

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Itinerary
  • Day 1
    • Flight: Johannesburg (JNB) to Nairobi (NBO)
  • Day 2
    • Flight: Nairobi (NBO) to Mumbai (BOM)
    • Escorted Tours: North India Tour - 3* Option 8N/9D
  • Day 3-9
    • Escorted Tours: North India Tour - 3* Option 8N/9D
  • Day 10
    • Flight: Mumbai (BOM) to Nairobi (NBO)
  • Day 11
    • Flight: Nairobi (NBO) to Johannesburg (JNB)
Full Itinerary

North India Tour - 3* Option 8N/9D

Day 1
Day 1 Mumbai - Arrival
Arrive at Mumbai international airport. A Thompsons Holidays representative will be waiting for you outside the exit gate of arrival terminal, holding a placard with your name. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 Mumbai
After breakfast, proceed for a half day city tour visiting Mani Bhavan, the house where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay during his visits to Bombay which is now a Museum displaying photographs, letters, and personal items used of him. Visit the Prince of Wales Museum and the Jain Temple. Drive past the Towers of Silence, Kamla Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens situated on the slope of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach. Drive through Crawford market, Marine Drive and commemorate the visit of King George V. Afternoon at leisure

Day 3 Mumbai - Udaipur (by Flight)
You will be transferred to the airport to board the flight for Udaipur. At Udaipur Airport you will be transferred to the hotel. Set amidst the Aravalli hills of south Rajasthan, Udaipur (City of Sunrise) is a beautiful city regarded as one of the most romantic in India. Presenting an enchanting image of marble palaces, placid lakes, attractive gardens and green hills, it has been called the Venice of the East. The city also became a centre for the performing arts, painting and crafts. Evening common boat ride at Lake Pichola. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 Udaipur
After breakfast, proceed for half day sightseeing tour of Udaipur City. Visit the City Palace, which overlooks the Lake Pichola. It was built in 1725 of granite and marble with filigreed balconies, ornate windows and craftsmanship in glass. The royal palace walls stretch over a mile on the eastern side of the lake. Within the palace is a maze of courtyards, apartments and decorated halls. The marble throne in the coronation rooms was last used during the time Maharana Sangram Singh II (1710-30) and nearby is the Sun Window installed by Maharaja Bhim Singh (1778-1828). This is the divine symbol of the house of Mewar, which traces its lineage to the Surya Vansha, descendants of the Sun. Visit the museums and the hall of public audiences, the private chambers of the royal women at the palace and Sahelion-ki-Badi. In the afternoon, experience the hustle bustle of the old market at Udaipur. Walk past the spice shops, jewellery shops, utensil shops, jaggery shops, silver market, local meat and food shop etc.

Day 5 Udaipur (by surface - 400km/ 6 hour)
Early breakfast and leave for Jaipur by surface. Arrive in Jaipur and check in at hotel. Rest of the day at your leisure to explore the Pink City. The vehicle will be at your disposal within city limit. The city of victory, Jaipur presides over the fascinating desert state and its people: surrounded by rugged hills, each crowned by a formidable fort; and beautiful palaces, mansions and gardens dotted throughout its precincts. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6 Jaipur
Proceed to visit the ancient capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar's most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. A jeep ride will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. En-route to Amber you will stop and see the Palace of Winds, otherwise known as Hawa Mahal. In the afternoon, you will visit the city of Jaipur. Among the highlights to be seen while touring Jaipur, include the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. You will also have the opportunity to wander about the local markets. Return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. The vehicle will be at your disposal within city limit. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7 Jaipur - Agra (232km/5 anda half hours)
After breakfast, you will be driven to Agra. Agra is one of the most famous tourist spots of the country. The city, situated on the west bank of river the Yamuna, is known world over as home to a wonder of the world, Taj Mahal.
The vehicle will be at your disposal within city limit. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8 Agra - Delhi (by surface, 204km/3 and a half hours)
Proceed for a half day city tour visiting Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. The Taj Mahal is everything that has been said about it and more. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, in mid-17th century, the Taj Mahal is truly one of the wonders of the world. You will have ample time to view and be mesmerized by this outstanding piece of architecture. Note: Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. This was the seat of Mughal rule and administration and the present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the walls and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River. Shah Jehan added the impressive quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions. Later drive to Delhi and check-in at hotel. Perhaps there is no other capital city in the world so steeped in history and legend as the Indian capital Delhi. It was the magnet, which drew the Mongols, Turks, Persians, Afghans, Mughals and the British, all of whom contributed to its glorious but turbulent past. Today, the twin cities of Old and New Delhi still intrigue Indians and tourists alike as the cultural and political capital of the largest democracy in the world. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9 Delhi - Mumbai (by flight)
Proceed for half day combined city tour of Old & New Delhi. The tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; drive past the Red Fort continuing to the Jama Masjid, one of Asia's largest mosques. The magnificent Red Fort, overlooking the river Jamuna was built during the years 1638 - 48 when the Mughal Empire was at its peak. The tour continues to Jama Masjid, one of Asia's largest mosques and which is viewed from the outside. The tour to Imperial Delhi will include a visit to the Qutub Minar, which is the tallest stone tower in India. The tour also includes a drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the President's residence.
Later in the evening, you will be met by Thompsons Holidays representative at the airport and transferred to Delhi International airport to connect flight for onward destination.

** Check in: 14h00 Check out: 12h00.
Day 2
Day 1 Mumbai - Arrival
Arrive at Mumbai international airport. A Thompsons Holidays representative will be waiting for you outside the exit gate of arrival terminal, holding a placard with your name. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 Mumbai
After breakfast, proceed for a half day city tour visiting Mani Bhavan, the house where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay during his visits to Bombay which is now a Museum displaying photographs, letters, and personal items used of him. Visit the Prince of Wales Museum and the Jain Temple. Drive past the Towers of Silence, Kamla Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens situated on the slope of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach. Drive through Crawford market, Marine Drive and commemorate the visit of King George V. Afternoon at leisure

Day 3 Mumbai - Udaipur (by Flight)
You will be transferred to the airport to board the flight for Udaipur. At Udaipur Airport you will be transferred to the hotel. Set amidst the Aravalli hills of south Rajasthan, Udaipur (City of Sunrise) is a beautiful city regarded as one of the most romantic in India. Presenting an enchanting image of marble palaces, placid lakes, attractive gardens and green hills, it has been called the Venice of the East. The city also became a centre for the performing arts, painting and crafts. Evening common boat ride at Lake Pichola. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 Udaipur
After breakfast, proceed for half day sightseeing tour of Udaipur City. Visit the City Palace, which overlooks the Lake Pichola. It was built in 1725 of granite and marble with filigreed balconies, ornate windows and craftsmanship in glass. The royal palace walls stretch over a mile on the eastern side of the lake. Within the palace is a maze of courtyards, apartments and decorated halls. The marble throne in the coronation rooms was last used during the time Maharana Sangram Singh II (1710-30) and nearby is the Sun Window installed by Maharaja Bhim Singh (1778-1828). This is the divine symbol of the house of Mewar, which traces its lineage to the Surya Vansha, descendants of the Sun. Visit the museums and the hall of public audiences, the private chambers of the royal women at the palace and Sahelion-ki-Badi. In the afternoon, experience the hustle bustle of the old market at Udaipur. Walk past the spice shops, jewellery shops, utensil shops, jaggery shops, silver market, local meat and food shop etc.

Day 5 Udaipur (by surface - 400km/ 6 hour)
Early breakfast and leave for Jaipur by surface. Arrive in Jaipur and check in at hotel. Rest of the day at your leisure to explore the Pink City. The vehicle will be at your disposal within city limit. The city of victory, Jaipur presides over the fascinating desert state and its people: surrounded by rugged hills, each crowned by a formidable fort; and beautiful palaces, mansions and gardens dotted throughout its precincts. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6 Jaipur
Proceed to visit the ancient capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar's most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. A jeep ride will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. En-route to Amber you will stop and see the Palace of Winds, otherwise known as Hawa Mahal. In the afternoon, you will visit the city of Jaipur. Among the highlights to be seen while touring Jaipur, include the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. You will also have the opportunity to wander about the local markets. Return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. The vehicle will be at your disposal within city limit. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7 Jaipur - Agra (232km/5 anda half hours)
After breakfast, you will be driven to Agra. Agra is one of the most famous tourist spots of the country. The city, situated on the west bank of river the Yamuna, is known world over as home to a wonder of the world, Taj Mahal.
The vehicle will be at your disposal within city limit. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8 Agra - Delhi (by surface, 204km/3 and a half hours)
Proceed for a half day city tour visiting Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. The Taj Mahal is everything that has been said about it and more. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, in mid-17th century, the Taj Mahal is truly one of the wonders of the world. You will have ample time to view and be mesmerized by this outstanding piece of architecture. Note: Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. This was the seat of Mughal rule and administration and the present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the walls and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River. Shah Jehan added the impressive quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions. Later drive to Delhi and check-in at hotel. Perhaps there is no other capital city in the world so steeped in history and legend as the Indian capital Delhi. It was the magnet, which drew the Mongols, Turks, Persians, Afghans, Mughals and the British, all of whom contributed to its glorious but turbulent past. Today, the twin cities of Old and New Delhi still intrigue Indians and tourists alike as the cultural and political capital of the largest democracy in the world. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9 Delhi - Mumbai (by flight)
Proceed for half day combined city tour of Old & New Delhi. The tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; drive past the Red Fort continuing to the Jama Masjid, one of Asia's largest mosques. The magnificent Red Fort, overlooking the river Jamuna was built during the years 1638 - 48 when the Mughal Empire was at its peak. The tour continues to Jama Masjid, one of Asia's largest mosques and which is viewed from the outside. The tour to Imperial Delhi will include a visit to the Qutub Minar, which is the tallest stone tower in India. The tour also includes a drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the President's residence.
Later in the evening, you will be met by Thompsons Holidays representative at the airport and transferred to Delhi International airport to connect flight for onward destination.

** Check in: 14h00 Check out: 12h00.
Terms & Conditions

Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request. Thompsons Standard Terms and Conditions may apply. E & OE.

Exclusions

All Items of a personal nature. Meals not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance


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