DAY 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive Delhi, on arrival, you are met and transferred to your pre-booked Hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Evening you will have a north Indian cooking demonstration by typical Indian family followed by dinner. The Chef will describe on how to cook typical north Indian food. Return to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02 : DELHI
Morning after breakfast, go for city tour of old and new Delhi. First visit Old Delhi, built in the 17th century by Shah Jehan the Magnificent (who also built the Taj Mahal). We will also be visiting the famous Jama Masjid mosque with its 9,000 sq. ft. courtyard, three domes, and two minarets. Later proceed towards the massive complex known as the Red Fort. Later Enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk, walkthrough Spice market, and visit traditional food stalls at Old Delhi. Lunch at typical India Restaurant.
After Lunch, proceed to visit New Delhi visiting Lakshmi Narayan Temple, a spectacular structure that's just 60 years old, and then proceed to India Gate and the Governmental building to Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar, the 240-foot tower built-in 1190 to commemorate the arrival of Islam in India. Continue sightseeing by visiting the Bahai Temple or Lotus temple with its nine pools on an elevated platform, and the Crafts Museum, which replicates and Indian street with over 50 artists and craftspeople at work. Evening Dinner With cooking demonstration. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 03 : DELHI - LUCKNOW BY SHATABI EXPRESS DEP 06.15 HRS ARR 12.30 HRS
Morning departure transfer to railway station to board Super Fast Express train to Lucknow. Upon arrival, check in at your pre-booked hotel. Evening visit traditional street food stalls. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 04 : LUCKNOW
Lucknow is popularly known as The City of Nawabs and has a rich cultural past. Lucknow is presently a capital city of the northern states of India called Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow is also known for its hospitality and elaborate cuisine particularly. The city has a glorious history and has been known as the cultural center of Northern India for over two centuries. After breakfast, proceed for a city tour visiting Baba Imambara.
Bada Imambara is one of the most significant monuments of Lucknow that was commissioned by the then Nawab of Awadh, Asaf-ud-Daula in 1784. It houses a large mosque, Bhul Bhulayah (the labyrinth) and the Summer Palace with running water.
Chota Imambara is an iconic monument of Lucknow, located in the Old City area near to Chowk. This monument is also known as Husseinabad Imambara in Lucknow as this place was the office of the erstwhile Husseinabad trust that owned the city once.
The State Museum in Lucknow is a must-visit for all the tourists and otherwise who visit Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow Museum is rather situated in a modern three-storied building at Banarasi Bagh area of Lucknow. It is actually a museum and achieves rolled in one. The museum has separate galleries dedicated to sculptures, bronzes, paintings, natural history and anthropological specimens, coins, textiles and decorative arts.
Proceed for a typical restaurant for Lunch. After lunch proceed to visit Rumi Darwaza.
Rumi Darwaza is one of the most impressive gateways not only in Lucknow or India but also in the whole world. The gateway lays Northwest of Bada Imambara. It is interesting to note that Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula, like the Bada Imambara, also commissioned Rumi Darwaza. Both were commissioned under the 'Food for Work' program initiated by the Nawab to bring respite to the city populace that was suffering from famine. And Shah Najaf is the pseudonym given to Maula Ali, the son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad who was the most valiant warrior and the greatest intellectual of Islam. His nickname was Haider that means Lion in Arabic. Due to his valiant efforts in protecting the nascent Islam, he was bestowed with the title of Haider-e-Khuda or "Lion of Allah". Ali later became the fourth Caliph of Islam. During his caliphate, he chose Najaf, a town in Iraq, as his seat of governance. When he died, he was buried in Najaf only. That is why he is also sometimes called " Shah Najaf" or The King of Najaf. Shah Najaf Imambara of Lucknow is dedicated to him only.
Evening exclusive Awadhi dinner with nawab family at Lucknow with a cooking demonstration by an expert chef. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 05 : LUCKNOW - DELHI BY FLIGHTDELHI - AGRA BY ROAD 210 KMS 04 HOURS DRIVE
Early morning transfer to Airport to board flight for Delhi. Upon arrival, you are met and drive to Agra. On arrival check-in at Hotel. After freshen up, proceed to visit Agra's Red Fort, built over three generations by the Mughal emperors and evening sunset visit to Taj Mahal, the mausoleum built by a grieving Shah Jehan in memory of his young wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died at the age of 39 years at the time of delivering her 14th child. Taj Mahal is listed as one of the wonders of the world and also come under UNESCO world heritage sites. The Building's stupendous scale, flawless symmetry, translucent white marble and shimmering reflection in the water channel are truly breathtaking. Evening dinner. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 06 : AGRA - JAIPUR VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI 250 KMS 05 HOURS DRIVE
Morning cooking demonstrations of the typical Sweet items and Cookies. Later drive to Jaipur via visiting Fatehpur Sikri built by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1571 in honor of the famous Sufi saint Salim Chisti. Fatehpur Sikri was the Mughal Capital for 14 years. An example of a Mughal walled city with defined private and public areas and imposing gateway, its architecture, a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles, reflect Akbar's secular vision as well his style of governance. After the city was abandoned some say for lack of water, many of its treasures were plundered. It owes its present state of preservation to the initial efforts of Lord Curzon a legendary conservationist. Later drive to Jaipur. On arrival, Check-in at Hotel. Evening visit traditional street food stalls. Dinner at typical Rajasthani restaurant followed by cooking demonstration. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 07 : JAIPUR
The capital of Rajasthan is the most colorful city in India. Today morning visit the Amber Fort atop Aravali Hills, which is a superb example of Rajput (Medieval Hindu) style architecture. One can take an elephant ride to reach up to the Fort, otherwise, Jeeps are also available at the base point for fast reaching. Amber Fort is a magnificent fort that houses several graceful buildings. Afternoon go to see City Palace and observatory. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthan and Mughal architecture. Hawa Mahal, The Palace of winds is a five-storied structure of pink sandstone has semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city. It was originally built to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life and observatory etc. Evening you will have a typical Rajasthani cooking demonstration followed by dinner. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 08 : JAIPUR - UDAIPUR BY FLIGHT
Morning after breakfast, transfer to Airport to board flight for Udaipur. Upon arrival, check in at Hotel. Evening take a boat ride on the Lake Pichola. Evening you will have a typical Rajasthani cooking demonstration followed by Dinner. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 09 : UDAIPUR
Udaipur is one of the most beautiful cities of Rajasthan, built along three lakes, Lake Pichola, Lake Fateh Sagar, and Lake Swaroop Sagar and ringed by green hills. Udaipur is often called Venice of the East. The City has lots to offers to the visitor's likes of palaces, gardens, lakes, ghats, temples, and painted houses that match the beauty of the setting. This morning you will visit the towering City Palace, the largest in Rajasthan and the Saheliyon ki Bari (Garden of the Maidens). Once forbidden to all but he queen and her ladies. Later visit the Jagdish Temple noted for its elephant motif carvings. Afternoon excursion to Nagada and Eklingi. Evening dinner at Jagmandir Palace. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 10 : UDAIPUR - MUMBAI BY FLIGHTMUMBAI - NASHIK 180 KMS 03 HOURS DRIVE
After an early breakfast, transfer to Airport to board flight for Mumbai. On arrival in Mumbai, you are met and drive to Nashik for a Wine tour. Check in at Hotel. After freshn up, short visit of the city and Vineyards. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 11 : NASHIK - MUMBAI 180 KMS 03 HOURS DRIVE
Morning after early breakfast, proceed to visit vineyards and wineries of Sula, York, Valle De Vin and a boutique winery and Guided wine tasting. Evening drive back to Mumbai. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 12 : MUMBAI
Morning proceed for a city tour of Mumbai visiting, The Hanging Gardens, Dhobi Ghat, Nariman Point, Marine Drive, Gateway of India, Pince of Wales Museum and Crawford Market etc. Evening special seafood cuisine dinner followed by demonstration. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 13 : LEAVE MUMBAI
Transfer to airport to board flight for onward Journey.
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