The largest religious gathering on earth occurs four times every 12 years, when tens of millions of Hindu pilgrims come together to take a ceremonial dip in the sacred Ganges, Shipra or Godavari Rivers. Locations for the gathering hopscotch across the plains between Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik, cities where drops of the nectar of immortality were spilled from its Kumbh (pitcher) during a battle between demi-gods and demons.
|2||Mumbai||Elephanta caves, Gateway of India, Prince of Wales museum, Mani Bhawan, Marine Drive|
|4||Nashik||Kumbh Mela (Shahi Snan)|
|7||Aurangabad||Ellora & Ajanta Caves|
|9||Udaipur||Saheliyon ki Bari, Jagdish Temple, City Palace & museum, ateh Prakash Palace, Shiv Niwas Palace|
|11||Jodhpur||Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada|
|12||Pushkar||Brahma temple, Pushkar Lake|
|13||Jaipur||Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace & Museum, Jantar Mantar,|
|14 – 15||Agra||Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort|
|16||Delhi||Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar|
When To Go
Day 1 | Thu, Sep 10, 2015 | Arrive Mumbai (Flight)
Upon arrival in Mumbai you will be met and assisted by our company representative at airport. After traditional welcome at airport transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 | Fri, Sep 11, 2015 | Mumbai (Sightseeing of Mumbai)
Morning breakfast at hotel. Later take excursion to Elephanta caves to visit the ancient rock cut caves. Return back to Mumbai by afternoon and visit Gateway of India, Prince of Wales museum, Mani Bhawan and Marine Drive. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 | Sat, Sep 12, 2015 | Mumbai – Nashik (Drive to Nashik is 170 Kms & takes 4 Hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel. Later check out at hotel and drive to Nashik to visit the Kumbh Mela. Upon arrival in Nashik check into your camps. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 | Sun, Sep 13, 2015 | Nashik – Visit to Kumbh Mela (Royal Bathing date)
Morning breakfast at hotel. On the main bathing (Shahi Snan) dates there will be a colorful, magnificent Procession of radiant saints on chariots at sunrise. As the saints pass by, they impart blessings of divine grace to all the people. Then the glorious saints took their dip (Shahi Snan) in the Holy River. This takes place according to tradition, each group proceeding to the river and then bathing in a particular sequence. After all these groups have bathed, then all other people will take their turn to march to the river for their bath. Explore the Kumbh Mela and witness the pilgrims bathing in the river and other rituals. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5 | Mon, Sep 14, 2015 | Nashik – Visit to Kumbh Mela
Morning breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore the Kumbh Mela and witness the pilgrims bathing in the river and other rituals. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 | Tue, Sep 15, 2015 | Nashik – Aurangabad (Drive to Aurangabad is 185 Kms & takes 4 Hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel. Later check out at hotel and drive to Aurangabad. Upon arrival in Aurangabad check into your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 | Wed, Sep 16, 2015 |Aurangabad (Excursion to World Heritage site of Ajanta & Ellora)
Morning breakfast at hotel. Later take full day excursion to Ellora & Ajanta Caves. Return back to Aurangabad by evening and relax at your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Ellora caves are located 30 km from Aurangabad. The epitome of ancient Indian rock-cut architecture, these caves was chipped out laboriously over five centuries by generations of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain monks.
Ajanta caves are approx 108 Kms from Aurangabad. These secluded caves date from around the 2nd century BC to the 6th century AD and were among the earliest monastic institutions to be constructed in the country.
Day8 | Thu, Sep 17, 2015 | Aurangabad – Udaipur (Flight to Udaipur via Mumbai)
Morning breakfast at hotel. Later check out at hotel and transfer to airport to board your flight to Mumbai to board your connecting flight to Udaipur. Upon arrival in Udaipur transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day9 | Fri, Sep 18, 2015 |Udaipur (Sightseeing of Udaipur)
Morning breakfast at hotel. Later start sightseeing of Udaipur. Visit the topmost attractions housed here including the Saheliyon ki Bari, the Jagdish Temple, and the City Palace & museum. The City Palace complex in itself houses a number of attractions in its bosom. The Mor Chowk (peacock courtyard), the Fateh Prakash Palace, the Shiv Niwas Palace, and the Shambhu Niwas are a few to name in the order. In the evening you can enjoy a sunset cruise in the Pichola. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day10 | Sat, Sep 19, 2015 | Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur (Drive to Jodhpur is 290 Kms & takes 6 Hours via Ranakpur)
Morning breakfast at hotel. Later check out at hotel and drive to Jodhpur en route take a briefly halt at Ranakpur to visit the ancient Jain temples. Later continue to Jodhpur. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day11 | Sun, Sep 20, 2015 | Jodhpur – Pushkar (Drive from Pushkar is 220 Kms & takes 5 Hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel. Later start sightseeing tour of the city. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort and the Jaswant Thada. While the Mehrangarh fort is a medieval fort and one of the largest forts in the country, the Jaswant Thada houses the royal cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh.
Later drive to Pushkar. Upon arrival in Pushkar check into your hotel. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day12 | Mon, Sep 21, 2015 | Pushkar – Jaipur (Drive to Jaipur is 150 Kms & takes 3 Hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel. Pushkar is fondly frequented for its Brahma temple, Pushkar Lake and the annual cattle fair. Visit the Pushkar Lake & Brahma temple.
Later drive to Jaipur, the capital city of princely state of Rajasthan, AKA “Pink City”. Upon arrival in Jaipur check into your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day13 | Tue, Sep 22, 2015 | Jaipur (Sightseeing of Jaipur)
Morning breakfast at hotel. Later take excursion to Amber Fort and enjoy ride on caparisoned elephant ride up to Amber Fort. After visiting Amber Fort drive back to city and start city tour of Jaipur city. During this tour you will be taken to Hawa Mahal (drive past), City Palace & Museum, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) and the also the local markets that adorn a more vibrant look especially in the evenings. Overnight at hotel.
Day14 | Wed, Sep 23, 2015 | Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (Drive to Agra is 235 Kms & takes 5 Hrs via Fatehpur Sikri)
Morning breakfast at hotel. Later check out at hotel and drive to Agra en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri. This walled city was once the Mughal capital and still resonates with the chivalry of the ruler who ruled over it and the noblemen who graced the courts of the ruler. Fatehpur Sikri offers itself as a classic example of the Hindu and Islamic architectural styles.
Later continue to Agra. Upon arrival check into your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day15 | Thu, Sep 24, 2015 | Agra – Delhi (Drive to Delhi is 203 Kms & takes 4 Hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel. Today you will visit through some of the most significant attractions of Agra city. The foremost names that come to mind are the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. The Taj Mahal is a monument that testifies the love between Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. Agra Fort, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar to commemorate his victory in War.
Later drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi check into your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day16 | Fri Sep 25, 2015 | Delhi (Sightseeing of Delhi)
Morning breakfast at hotel. Later explore the sights and sounds of the city. Visit the monuments that exhibit Mughal heritage like the Red Fort (from outside) and Jama Masjid. Also enjoy the rickshaw ride in narrow streets of Chandni Chowk. Later visit New Delhi and drive past the India Gate, President House & other government buildings. Also visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day17 | Sat, Sep 26, 2015 | Delhi – Departure (Flight)
Morning breakfast at hotel. Later check out at hotel and drive to airport to board your flight to your onward destination.