Udaipur & Mumbai Extension 4d/3n
4 days / 3 nights Golden TriAngel Extension
Delhi – Udaipur – Delhi
Day 1: Jaipur – Udaipur (approx. 7 hrs)
Breakfast at hotel and morning drive to Udaipur. On arrival transfer to hotel.
Udaipur is a beautiful city, set amidst the AravalliRanges of Rajasthan, India. Known for its picturesque lakes, Udaipur also called ‘the city of lakes’. The elevated hills and the beautiful lakes make a picture-perfect backdrop to the Udaipur city. Udaipur is regarded as one of the most romantic cities of the World and subsequently, also known as the ‘Venice of East’. In context of Rajasthan, Udaipur is the second most-sought after tourist destination of the state, the first being Jaipur. Udaipur had been the capital of Mewar for centuries.
Udaipur is famous for its captivating lakes, but the city has many more attractions that catch the attention of the tourists with their charm. Lake Palace of Udaipur has been accredited for being one of the most romantic places all across the globe. The massive forts of Udaipur, grab the interest of people with their sheer structure and architecture. The beautiful temples create a sense of aestheticism with their spiritual ecstasy.
Transfer to hotel, afternoon free.
Evening take a leisurely cruise in small boats on the serene and beautiful LakePichola. The island palace on the lake called JagmandirPalace is quite fascinating. The banks of the lake provided interesting glimpses of the daily bathing and laundry that takes place here. Looking across the lake, with the city and its great palace rising up behind the island palace, is a scene of rare beauty. You will also have time to spend in the bustling market that sprawls behind the City Palace Complex.
Overnight at hotel
Day 2: In Udaipur
After breakfast at hotel enjoy a guided tour of this “LakeCity”. Udaipur is a cool oasis in the dry heart of Rajasthan. It is probably the most romantic city in a state where every city has some romantic or exotic tale to tell. The huge CityPalace, towering over the LakePichola is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Though it is a conglomeration of buildings built by successive rulers, it manages to retain a surprising uniformity of design and affords fine views of the lake and the city from upper terraces.
Proceed on to the Jagdish temple which enshrines a black stone image of Lord Vishnu and his vehicle – a mighty bird called Garuda in a brass image. The temple is a very fine example of Indo-Aryan art. The temple is still in use and is visited by colourfully dressed pilgrims. Also visit Sahelion Ki Bari – the spectacular garden displaying the unique life style of the royal ladies who once lived in the palaces.
Day free for independent activities.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Udaipur – Mumbai by flight
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai.
Depart: Udaipur at: 0750 hrs by flight: 9W 2072
Arrival: Mumbai at: 0910 hrs
On arrival transfer to the jettys at the Gateway of India to board boat (small local launches) to ElephantaIsland where you will see a 8th-century shrine cut from the hillside. Among the sculptures is the magnificent “Maheshmurti,” or Hindu Trinity, representing the three aspects of Shiva the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer. These caves provide an exciting glimpse of Indian sculpture dating from about 600 A.D. Huge panels depict episodes relating to Lord Shiva, each executed with power, grace and an amazing sense of movement.
An interesting travel of about an hour by boat from the Gateway of India, passing the Mumbai harbor, and the Naval barges, takes you to Elephanta Caves where there are caves with carvings dedicated to Lord Siva. It is an UNESCO World Heritage site. The ElephantaIsland is the site of the magnificent Elephanta caves, containing beautiful carvings, sculptures, and a temple to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva. The island of Elephanta, being a commercial, military and religions centre for centuries has traces of early Buddhist culture.
Elephanta Caves : Located one and a half hour by boat out of Mumbai are the rock-cut temples on peaceful Elephanta Island. Thought to have been carved between 450 and 750 AD, the temples survived Portuguese vandalism (one cave was reputedly used by a Portuguese battalion as a shooting gallery) and remain equal in size, beauty and power to the caves at Ajanta and Ellora. The main cave contains large sculpted panels relating to Siva, including the astonishing 6m/20ft-high triple- headed Trimurti – in which Siva embodies the roles of creator, preserver and destroyer. In 1987, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Afternoon city tour – the great port city with its Victorian Gothic buildings from the British Raj Era mingling with the modern. The tour includes ‘Gateway of India’ overlooking the Harbour, the ‘Towers of Silence’, ‘Marine Drive’, the ‘Colaba Causeway’ – the commercial heart of Bombay and the Dhobi Ghat, the unique and colourful outdoor ‘laundry’. Drive upto the Malabar Hill to the lovely ‘HangingGardens’ and the KamlaNehruPark from where you will get a wonderful view of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea, spread out before you. Also visit Mani Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi, and the bustling Crawford Market.
Mumbai is a cluster of seven Islands and derives its name from Mumbadevi, the patron goddess of the koli fisher folk, its oldest inhabitants. The islands were tossed from one king to another emperor for two millenia, until the maritime trade empire of the British decided to develop the natural harbour into a city. In the four hundred years since then, the city has grown by a series of land reclamations which now link the original islands into one mass. Mumbai is also the country’s financial powerhouse, the nation’s industrial heartland, and its economic nerve center. With dazzling shopping arcades, exciting sport activity, night clubs & discotheques, theatre & music, gourmet restaurants and interesting sightseeing, Mumbai offers visitors a heady mix of all this and more.
Transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 – Depart Mumbai
Breakfast at hotel. Later on transfer to International airport to board flight for onward destination.
END OF PROGRAM
INCLUDING: – All transfers and transport as per the program: – All accommodations as per program (based on double sharing room) – Service English speaking throughout guide – All meals as mentioned . – All entrance fees on tour – Domestic air tickets – Separate
NOT INCLUDING: – Insurances – Personal expenses – All drinks – Tips – Other expenses that not mentioned on the itinerary – Any peak season surcharge – Visa fees and/or visa authorization
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