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Goa Carnival [18th - 21st Feb 2012] - Goa
Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Goa (08 Nights / 09 Days)

Day 01/ Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 02/ Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when Indiawas the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Red fort, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial, Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 03/ Delhi - Agra ( By superfast air-conditioned train Dep. 06:15 hrs. Arriv. 08:10hrs. ) Agra - Jaipur ( By road ) Approx. 5hrs. drive enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri
Early morning transfer to railway station to board the train for Agra , Arrive Agra & visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Also visit Red fort - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. After lunch drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri- a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town” which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.

Day 04/ Jaipur
After breakfast visit the majestic Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills & transfer to hotel. Later visit the Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screen sand carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh's observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Evening enjoy dinner at Chokhi dhani (an ethnic village resort) where you will have an idea of the village life of Rajasthan here you will also enjoy various traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet show and various other interesting activities. Night stay in Jaipur.

Day 05/ Jaipur - Goa ( By flight ) via Mumbai
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Goa via Bombay. Arrive Goa & transfer to hotel. Later enjoy Goa carnival. February heralds the carnival at Goa. For three days and nights the streets come alive with colour. Held in mid February the weeklong event is a time for lively processions, floats, the strumming of guitars, graceful dances and of non-stop festivity. One of the more famous of the Indian Carnivals the Goa. Night stay in Goa.

Day 06/ Goa

Spend the day at leisure on the beach or enjoy Goa carnival. Night stay in Goa.

Day 07/ Goa
Spend the day at leisure on the beach or enjoy Goa carnival. Night stay in Goa.

Day 08/ Goa
After breakfast, proceed on a half day sightseeing tour of Goa, visiting Miramar Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus and the city of Panjim- bustling with shops and tourists. The afternoon is at leisure to relax on the beach. Night stay in Goa.

Day 09/ Goa - Delhi ( By flight ) Departure
After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Delhi to connect the onward flight.

» 08 Nights accommodation as per the itinerary with daily breakfast.
» All transfers & Sightseeing as per the Itinerary by exclusive Air Conditioner Car.
» Surface travel by exclusive Air Conditioner Car.
» Elephant ride in Jaipur ( subject to availability )
» Local English speaking Guides except in goa.
» All taxes, driver allowances, parking, fuel charges.

Does not include:
» Any Airfares.
» Entrance fee to the Monuments.
» Cost of personal nature like beverages, Tips, Laundry etc.
» Any item not shown in Cost includes.

Internal airfare ( Per person / Economy class )
Jaipur - Goa ( via Mumbai ) : USD 104 ( Jet airways )
Goa - Delhi : USD 102 ( Kingfisher Airlines )

( Airfares are subject to change without any prior notice )

Hotels Selected- Royal ( 5 * hotels)
Delhi : The Metropolitan / The Lalit / The Grand
Goa : Fort Aguada / Cidade De Goa / Majorda
Agra : Jaypee Palace / Trident Hilton / Gateway Hotel ( previously known as Taj view )
Jaipur : Trident Hilton / Le Meridien

Hotels Selected - Classic ( 4 star )
Delhi: The Connaught / Hotel City Park
Goa : Goan Heritage / Nizmar / Sunvillage / Terra Paraiso Resort
Agra : Clarks Shiraz / Howard Park
Jaipur : Golden Tulip / Hari Mahal Palace/ Wall Street / Hotel Clarks Amer

Hotels Selected - Jewel (3* - 4* & Heritage)
Delhi: Gautam Dlx. / Hotel Blue Bell / De Gold
Goa : Marquis Beach / Casade Goa
Agra : Hotel usha Kiran/ Royale Residency / Taj Plaza
Jaipur : Nana Ki Haveli/ Dera Rawatsar/ Jas Vilas

Hotels Selected - Economy
Delhi: Gautam Dlx. / Hotel Blue Bell / De Gold
Goa : Ronil Beach Resort / Silla Goa / Vista De rio
Agra : Hotel usha Kiran/ Royale Residency / Taj Plaza
Jaipur : Nana Ki Haveli/ Dera Rawatsar/ Jas Vilas

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