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16 Day Highlights of Northern India with Goa Extension

Cosmos Tour starting in Delhi and finishing in Goa

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos's 16 Day Highlights of Northern India with Goa Extension. Enter another world on this spellbinding tour of India, taking in the Golden Triangle cities, as well as other fascinating towns. You'll start in Delhi and end in Goa, and overnight in Mandawa, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur,...read more

Overview

Operator: Cosmos
Type: Tour (Affordable)
Style: Regional Discovery
Max Group Size: 50
Duration: 16 Days
From: Delhi to Goa
Tour Code: 2665
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: India
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Day By Day

1

Delhi

Welcome to Delhi, the capital of modern India. Delhi is a magnetic blend of old and new boasting a fascinating array of sights, from elegant shops and lively bazaars to impressive forts and mosques that were once the power-base for India's Mughal emperors. On arrival in Delhi you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel where the afternoon is free for you to relax or start exploring. This evening, meet your Tour Director for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
2

Delhi

Your day starts with a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi including a CYCLE RICKSHAW RIDE. See the splendid 17th century Mughal Red Fort before visiting landmarks such as RAJ GHAT and the majestic three-domed JAMA MASJID/ the largest mosque in Asia. Experience a walk in the alleys of CHANDNI CHOWK and later, visit the ancient stepwell AGRASEN KI BAOLI, which has 103 steps and a series of carved chambers and passages. This afternoon, enjoy New Delhi's major sights including the towering QUTAB MINAR, ancient tomb of the Emperor Humayun, then a drive past the grand India Gate war memorial, Parliament and Rashtrapati Bhawan. (B)
3

Delhi - Mandawa

Depart Delhi for the busy market town of Mandawa, famed for its intricately painted havelis - the ornate mansions of India's merchants and temples. Admire the splendid views over Mandawa from its fortress-topped hill, before an afternoon visit to the havelis. (B)
4

Mandawa - Bikaner

Travel to Bikaner and take a tour of the massive JUNAGARH FORTRESS, a formidable complex housing 37 pavilions, mirrored palaces and exquisitely decorated balconies, chapels and courtyards. Stroll the local bazaars and enjoy a local savoury in the `snack capital' of India. (B)
5

Bikaner - Jodhpur

Travel to Jodhpur, once one of India's princely states. Set in the sand dunes of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur's mesmerising old city is ringed by a 10-kilometre, eight-gated wall outside of which the new city stands. Brimming with enchanting palaces, temples, havelis and a beautiful fort, this imperious city exudes grandeur and warm hospitality. Your accommodation this evening is approximately one hour from the city in a hotel that has been home to generations of noblemen from 1622 AD and has now been lovingly developed into a classified Heritage Hotel. (B)
6

Jodhpur

Marvel at the grand palaces of Jodhpur's MEHRANGARH FORT. Admire the splendid JASWANT SINGH II MEMORIAL/ beautifully constructed from thin marble sheets that allow sunlight to filter in and enjoy a turban tying demonstration. Later, take a SAFARI to visit the local Bishnoi tribes of the desert. These communities of nature lovers protect endangered plant and tree species and prohibit poachers from killing animals. (B)
7

Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur

This morning visit the spectacular JAIN TEMPLES en route to Udaipur. On arrival in Udaipur the remainder of the day is at leisure. Known as the City of Lakes, Udaipur is built around three lakes and is made up from a maze of narrow lanes, exquisite palaces, pavilions and gardens. (B)
8

Udaipur

Marvel at Udaipur's beauty on a tour of its CITY PALACE AND MUSEUM, comprising a series of enchanting palaces overlooking Lake Pichola. There is the opportunity to learn about the miniature art this region is famous for. (B)
9

Udaipur - Jaipur

Today, travel to Jaipur, Rajasthan's quintessential royal city. Often referred to as the "Pink City", Jaipur is studded with intricately adorned temples & monuments. (B)
10

Jaipur

Today we start with a visit to the legendary AMBER FORT, known as the 'Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan'. This fortress-palace has a sombre exterior that hides a richly ornate interior of royal apartments, including an alabaster Hall of Victory and a superb Chamber of Mirrors. Explore the ANOKHI MUSEUM and the CITY PALACE MUSEUM, with its collection of paintings, carpets, weapons and costumes, then enjoy time at the bustling markets of the old city. (B) NOTE: Museum visit subject to opening times.
11

Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

En-route to Agra this morning, stop at FATEHPUR SIKRI, an abandoned city. Tour the sandstone palaces, elegant courtyards and victory gate of this ghostly place built in 1569 and deserted by its people when the water ran out. Continue to Agra and see the intricate art of pietre dura or marble inlay. (B)
12

Agra - Delhi

Your day begins with a visit to the famous TAJ MAHAL. This remarkable edifice was commissioned by Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal and took 22 years to build. Later visit AGRA FORT, a colossal, red sandstone UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising forbidding battlements and spectacular Mughal palace with audience halls, room of mirrors and the pavilion where Shahjahan spent his last days. This afternoon, depart Agra for Gurgaon (near Delhi). (B)
13

Delhi - Goa

This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Goa. Upon arrival in Goa you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel where the remainder of your day is at leisure. (B)
14

Goa

Spend time relaxing and enjoying your beautiful resort in Goa. Explore the streets of the capital, Panaji and the Temples of Ponda; visit colonial churches; stroll the local markets to see a variety of spices and silks. (B)
15-17

Goa

Enjoy three days at leisure. (Bx3)
18

Goa

Your tour ends today with a transfer to the airport. (B)

Day By Day

1

Delhi

Welcome to Delhi, the capital of modern India. Delhi is a magnetic blend of old and new boasting a fascinating array of sights, from elegant shops and lively bazaars to impressive forts and mosques that were once the power-base for India's Mughal emperors. This evening, meet your Tour Director for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
2

Delhi

Your day starts with a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi including a CYCLE RICKSHAW RIDE. See the splendid 17th century Mughal Red Fort before visiting landmarks such as RAJ GHAT and the majestic three-domed JAMA MASJID/ the largest mosque in Asia. Experience a walk in the alleys of CHANDNI CHOWK; and later, visit the ancient stepwell AGRASEN KI BAOLI, which has 103 steps and a series of carved chambers and passages. This afternoon, enjoy New Delhi's major sights, including the towering QUTUB MINAR, ancient tomb of the Emperor Humayun; then a drive past the grand India Gate war memorial, Parliament, and Rashtrapati Bhavan. (B)
3

Delhi - Mandawa

Depart Delhi for the busy market town of Mandawa, famed for its intricately painted havelis-the ornate mansions of India's merchants and temples. Admire the splendid views over Mandawa from its fortress-topped hill before an afternoon visit to the havelis. (B)
4

Mandawa - Bikaner

Travel to Bikaner and take a tour of the massive JUNAGARH FORTRESS, a formidable complex housing 37 pavilions, mirrored palaces, and exquisitely decorated balconies, chapels, and courtyards. Stroll the local bazaars and enjoy a savoury treat in the "snack capital" of India. (B)
5

Bikaner - Jodhpur

Travel to Jodhpur, once one of India's princely states. Set in the sand dunes of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur's mesmerising old city is ringed by a 10-kilometre, 8-gated wall outside of which the new city stands. Brimming with enchanting palaces, temples, havelis, and a beautiful fort, this imperious city exudes grandeur and warm hospitality. Your accommodation this evening is approximately one hour from the city in a hotel that has been home to generations of noblemen from 1622 AD. (B)
6

Jodhpur

Marvel at the grand palaces of Jodhpur's MEHRANGARH FORT. Admire the splendid JASWANT SINGH II MEMORIAL/ beautifully constructed from thin marble sheets that allow sunlight to filter in and enjoy a turban-tying demonstration. Later, take a SAFARI to visit the local Bishnoi tribes of the desert. These communities of nature lovers protect endangered plant and tree species and prohibit poachers from killing animals. (B)
7

Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur

This morning, visit the spectacular JAIN TEMPLES en route to Udaipur. On arrival in Udaipur, the remainder of the day is at leisure. Known as the "City of Lakes," Udaipur is built around three lakes and is made up from a maze of narrow lanes, exquisite palaces, pavilions, and gardens. (B)
8

Udaipur

Marvel at Udaipur's beauty on a tour of its CITY PALACE AND MUSEUM, comprising a series of enchanting palaces overlooking Lake Pichola. There is the opportunity to learn about the miniature art this region is famous for. (B)
9

Udaipur - Jaipur

Today, travel to Jaipur, Rajasthan's quintessential royal city. Often referred to as the "Pink City," Jaipur is studded with intricately adorned temples and monuments. (B)
10

Jaipur

Today, we start with a visit to the legendary AMBER FORT, known as the "Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan." This fortress-palace has a somber exterior that hides a richly ornate interior of royal apartments, including an alabaster Hall of Victory and a superb Chamber of Mirrors. Explore the ANOKHI MUSEUM and the CITY PALACE MUSEUM, with its collection of paintings, carpets, weapons, and costumes; then enjoy time at the bustling markets of the old city. (B) NOTE: Museum visit subject to opening times.
11

Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

En route to Agra this morning, stop at FATEHPUR SIKRI, an abandoned city. Tour the sandstone palaces, elegant courtyards, and victory gate of this ghostly place built in 1569 and deserted by its people when the water ran out. Continue to Agra and see the intricate art of pietra dura or marble inlay. (B)
12

Agra - Delhi

Your day begins with a visit to the famous TAJ MAHAL. This remarkable edifice was commissioned by Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and took 22 years to build. Later, visit AGRA FORT, a colossal, redsandstone UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising forbidding battlements and spectacular Mughal Palace with audience halls, the Room of Mirrors, and the pavilion where Shahjahan spent his last days. This afternoon, depart Agra for Gurgaon (near Delhi). (B)
13

Delhi - Goa

This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Goa. Upon arrival in Goa, you will be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel where the remainder of your day is at leisure. (B)
14

Goa

Spend time relaxing and enjoying your beautiful beach resort in Goa. Explore the streets of the capital, Panaji, and the Temples of Ponda; visit colonial churches; and stroll the local markets to see a variety of spices and silks. (B)
15

Goa

Enjoy day at leisure. (B)
16

Goa

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • SIGHTSEEING: In Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur and Agra. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Cycle Rickshaw Ride, Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Junagarh Fortress, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Singh II Memorial, Jain Temples, Amber Fort, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort.
  • GOA EXTENSION.
  • GUIDES: Services of a professional Tour Director.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Airport transfers; private, deluxe, air-conditioned coach while touring.
  • HOTELS: Hotel accommodation in twin-bed rooms with private facilities, as stated or similar.

Included Meals

  • 17 Breakfasts
  • 1 Dinners

Accomodation

  • Hotel Classifications: Superior First Class (SF), First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior Tourist (ST), Deluxe (D), Moderate Deluxe (MD), Best Available (BA), National Park (NP)
  • Delhi The Piccadily (SF), Mandawa Castle Mandawa (MF), Bikaner Gajner Palace (MF), Jodhpur Hotel Rohet Garh (MF), Udaipur Ramada Udaipur Resort & Spa (MF), Jaipur Holiday Inn City Centre (SF), Agra Radisson Blu (SF), Gurgaon Country Inn & Suites (SF), Goa Alila Diwa (MD)

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

 

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • SIGHTSEEING: In Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur and Agra. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Cycle Rickshaw Ride, Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Junagarh Fortress, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Singh II Memorial, Jain Temples, Amber Fort, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort.
  • GOA EXTENSION.
  • GUIDES: Services of a professional Tour Director.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Airport transfers; private, deluxe, air-conditioned coach while touring.
  • HOTELS: Hotel accommodation in twin-bed rooms with private facilities, as stated or similar.

Accommodation

  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior First Class (SF)
  • Delhi The Piccadily (SF), Mandawa Castle Mandawa (MF), Bikaner Gajner Palace (F), Jodhpur Hotel Rohet Garh (MF), Udaipur Ramada Udaipur Resort & Spa (F), Jaipur Holiday Inn City Centre (SF), Agra Radisson Blu (SF), Gurgaon Country Inn & Suites (SF); Goa Cidade de Goa (F)

Included Meals

  • 15 Breakfasts
  • 1 Dinners

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Operator Details

Cosmos Reviews: (1365)
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Accommodation: 3.5 Star
Average Age: 35-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours
Max Group Size(s): 50
Budget: Low Cost
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA
2018 SEASON
Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

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