DREAMS OF INDIA AND DUBAI

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Dubai

Overview

TOUR CODE: INDDXB

Explore the rich culture and exhilarating worlds of India and the United Arab Emirates on this nine day tour that takes you through the best of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Dubai. One of the oldest cities in the world, Delhi—the capital of India, is now a seamless blend of old and new worlds that makes it a captivating place for exploration. Discover some of the finest structures in the world in Agra, a city that was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. Uncover the passionate love story behind the construction of the Taj Mahal and explore the magnificent monument—a symbol of eternal love and affection—for yourself. Visit the vibrant city of Jaipur where you will ascend on an elephant ride to the Amber Fort and explore the area’s beautiful surroundings. Our journey ends in Dubai, a spectacular cosmopolitan city noted for its amazing attractions.

What’s Included

  • 2 nights in a Superior Charm Room at Vivanta Surajkund, NCR in Delhi
  • 1 nights in a Standard Room at The Gateway Hotel in Agra
  • 02 nights in a Guest Room at the Hilton Hotel in Jaipur
  • 03 night in a Classic Room at the Media Rotana Hotel in Dubai
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transfers and sightseeing tours as specified in itinerary
  • Hotel taxes and service charge

Itinerary

DAY 01

ARRIVE DELHI

Upon arrival at Delhi airport, meet our local representative at the airport for your transfer to your hotel.

 

Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which has left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles.

DAY 02

DELHI (B)

In the morning, your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby, as you begin exploration of Delhi, India’s capital city that sports a rich history spanning over 2,000 years. Head out to Old Delhi, the capital of Mughal dynasty between the 16th and 19th centuries. In Old Delhi, visit Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in year 1650 AD and completed in the year 1656 AD. Then set off on an exciting rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, also known as The Moonlit Square.  As you drive through the narrow lanes, witness the architectural marvels, the multicolored facades, beautifully decorated shops, ethnically dressed men and women and get bombarded by the cries of hawkers and fragrances emanating from the potpourri of eateries that line these historical alleys.

 

Next drive through New Delhi, passing by Presidential Palace- the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate – a memorial raised in Honor of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war, Parliament house and other government buildings built in the first quarter of the 20th century by two famous English architects, Sir Herbert Baker and Sir Edwin Lutyens. It was during this time period that the capital of the British Empire was shifted from Calcutta to Delhi.

 

In New Delhi, you will visit two monuments from Delhi’s past – Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar. Visit the World Heritage site of Humayun’s tomb. It is the first garden tomb on the Indian subcontinent (“the predecessor of the Taj Mahal”). Built by the wife of Humayun, Haji Begum in the mid-16th century, this monument is a wonderful example of early Mughal architecture. At Humayun’s Tomb, the Mughals brought with them a love for gardens, fountains and water. The tomb is set in a geometrically arranged garden crisscrossed by numerous water channels and probably representing symbolically a paradise setting. End the day exploring the World Heritage Site of Qutab Complex. The soaring minaret was erected in 13th-century by the Afghan dynasties that ruled India from 1210 to 1526. The surrounding complex displays a visual history of India’s earliest political history—decorative Hindu panels, Islamic domes and early Afghan architecture converge to stunning effect. A walk through the complex provides an excellent overview of the varied architectural styles and cultural elements prevalent throughout India.

DAY 03

DELHI/AGRA (B)

This morning we will travel to Agra (Approx. 4 hours)

 

Agra – Once a small village on the banks of the Yamuna, it was transformed by two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and his grandson Shah Jehan into the second capital of the Mughal Empire – Dar-ul-Khilafat, or ‘seat of the Emperor’ in the 16th & 17th century.  A world of contrasting edifices of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys, bustling streets and small buggies, Agra retains the irresistible charm that made this the favorite city of the Mughals.

 

In the afternoon, visit Agra Fort, a high red stone monument overlooking the Taj Mahal.  It is one of the finest and best kept Mughal fort in India. Many Mughals emperors lived and governed the country from here. At the end of his life, Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son, Aurangzeb, in the fort. The fort was also the site of a battle during the Indian rebellion of 1857.

DAY 04

AGRA/JAIPUR (B) 

Early morning, visit Taj Mahal (closed on Friday). It is fitting to see this extraordinary monument by the first light of day as its exemplary beauty is awe-inspiring and will create an unforgettable memory. Said to be one of the most elegant and a harmonious building in the world, Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 AD to enshrine the mortal remains of his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal manifests the wealth and luxury of Mughal art as seen in architecture and garden design, painting, and calligraphy. Return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, you will be driven to Jaipur, stopping en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri (23 miles southwest of Agra) – the deserted red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. Ponder the mysterious desertion of this capital city that was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built. It was a veritable fairy tale city and its ‘ruins’ are still in a pristine condition. Continue your drive to Jaipur.

 

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan province is known for its arts and crafts, jewellery, hand-painted fabrics and stone sculptures; it old town is one of North India’s finest examples of a planned city embodying the best of Rajput and Mughal architecture.

DAY 05

JAIPUR (B)

After breakfast, set out for Amber Fort in the ancient city of Amber. Amber Fort is an ancient palace complex located atop a hill. Take a ride on the painted ceremonial elephants up the hill to enter the main gate and take a downhill jeep ride through the local village. The palace depicts a beautiful confluence of Hindu and Mughal architecture and stands out for its aesthetic appeal. The Fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. Jaipur’s Maharaja Man Singh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started constructing Amber Fort in the 17th century. It was the capital of the ruling Rajput clan called Kachhawa of Amber, before the capital was shifted to Jaipur. Return around noon to the city.

 

In the afternoon, you will take a guided tour of the City Palace built within the fortified area of the original city. The Palace is now principally a museum housing a collection of great treasures, including miniature paintings, carpets, royal garments and other interesting objects from Jaipur’s intriguing past.  The former royal family retains a part of the palace for their personal use. Allow yourself time for a quick stop at the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds, with its famous five-tiered wedding-cake facade. The structure, was constructed for the court harem so they could peer through the lacy grillwork covering the windows at the processions and street life below—without being seen.

 

Later visit the adjoining Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh ll in the 18th century. The Maharajah, a scientist as well as an astronomer, had the principles of Euclid translated into Sanskrit. One of the most remarkable sites in Jaipur, the Jantar Mantar has fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses and tracking stars and planets.

 

End the tour with a fascinating walk in the old city mainly in the Badi Chaupad and Johari Bazaar area to see the local craftsman at work. You will be able to see craftsman working on some fine forms of local art like Zardozi embroidery, Gota work, Kinari, silver ornament work, and precious and semi-precious stonework, all taking place in these old bazaars of Jaipur.  Please be aware that these are very old market places in Jaipur used almost entirely by local people, hence you should be prepared for the hustle and bustle and lack of cleanliness in the streets. Experience the Heena Tattoo Painting at local market of Jaipur.  

DAY 06

JAIPUR/DELHI /DUBAI (B)

Travel back to Delhi for your flight to Dubai. Upon arrival in Dubai, after customs and immigration formalities, transfer to your hotel for check in.

DAY 07

DUBAI CITY TOUR (B)

This morning, embark on a city tour of Dubai with incredible views of Dubai Creek and the heritage area of Bastakiya, famous for its wind tower houses. The tour makes a stop at Al Fahidi Fort—home of the Dubai Museum—then continues by water taxi across the creek for a stroll through the spice markets and Gold Souk. You’ll see the Burj Al Arab, the luxury hotel with an iconic sail shape, before stopping for photos at the Jumeirah Mosque.

 

Optional Tour: Desert Safari Experience , BBQ dinner included +$91 per person

Tour Duration: Half Day (PM)

Travel across the mystic sands of the Arabian Desert. This is the true Middle Eastern experience, complete with camel rides, a sumptuous Arabian dinner, entertainment and sand boarding.

 

Discover the ancient charm and magic of the desert. The air-conditioned 4×4 vehicle will arrive and pick you up from your hotel lobby. The thrill begins as your driver takes you up and down the golden sands of Arabia before stopping on the highest sand dune, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful view. Here you can experience the thrill of sand boarding, think snowboarding but down the dunes. It’s an activity recommended for the adventurous and is unique to the region.

 

Back in the coach, you will be taken on to an authentic Bedouin campsite complete with a henna designer, local attire and refreshment for your enjoyment. Be adventurous, take a camel ride and travel as the ancients did in the past, perhaps following the very same trails. Return back to the camp and dine on a delicious barbeque dinner as the stars come out and an enchanting belly dancer performs a fascinating routine to Arabian music. Complete the experience with your very own shisha pipe, available in many aromatic flavors before heading back home.

DAY 08

DUBAI  (B)

Enjoy a day at leisure.

DAY 09

DUBAI DEPARTURE (B)

After your breakfast at the hotel, check-out from the hotel and transfer to Dubai International airport for your departure flight.

 

Meals: B= Breakfast

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Pricing

Per person, based on double occupancy

    2019Land Only
    Feb 17 - Apr 17$1,399
    Apr 18 - Aug 05$1,199
    Aug 06 - 12$1,299
    Aug 13 - Sep 25$1,099
    Sep 26 - Oct 22$1,399
    Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability. This is a land only package without airfares. *Please be aware that a ‘Tourism Dirham’ (TD) fee of approximately AED 20 (approx. US$6) per bedroom, per night will be charged to your room bill and payable to hotel upon check out in Dubai. (LO/010619/C-10)

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