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Complete India Experience with a Goa Beach Excursion

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PRIVATE TOUR - 15 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$5228+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Take a tour of Old Delhi with a cycle rickshaw ride through the streets
  • Tour of the stunning Taj Mahal, India’s most picture perfect work of architecture
  • Visit Fatehpur Sikri city, dramatically abandoned shortly after it was built
  • Stroll the magnificent rooms and chambers of the Amber Fort
  • Explore the Gateway of India with its turrets and intricate latticework
  • Sample some local meat and produce while strolling through Crawford Market
  • See the impressive mixture of Gothic and Moorish styles at the Prince of Wales Museum
  • Visit Bangalore Fort, a pristine example of 18th century Indian military architecture
  • See the beautiful architecture and collections within the fabulous Mysore Palace
  • Take a walk through the aromatic fields of Goa’s fragrant spice plantations
  • Spend a day on one of Goa’s fine beaches, and enjoy some watersports or birdwatching
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Tour Overview

After seeing Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, a journey south will introduce you to an equally impressive region of India. Travel to Mumbai, the epicenter of modern India, before heading even further south to the wonderful gardens and palaces of Bengaluru and Mysore. Finally, after all of the excitement, you will have a chance to unwind on some of India’s best beaches in Goa.

Begin with a classic tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur before transferring to Mumbai, another one of India’s great cities. With a captivating blend of commercial buzz, grand Victorian architecture and modern high rises, the customs and color of Mumbai create a truly multi-cultural atmosphere. Behind the veil of its modern image, the city hosts a variety of cultural and historical sites that link it to its colorful past including the Elephanta Caves, the Gateway of India, the Crawford Market and the Prince of Wales Museum.

A short flight will bring you to Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore). While in town, visit some of the city’s highlights including, the Bangalore Fort and the Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens. After a day spent in Bengaluru, you will be driven to Mysore to see the magnificent Mysore Palace along with some of the region’s finest temples.

Once a jewel of Portugal’s eastern empire, Goa has retained its Portuguese heritage and has developed as a favorite tourist getaway. A land of lush green hills and miles of beautiful beaches, this is the ideal place for fun and relaxation. Although Goa is known for its good food, wine and plentiful beaches, it also boasts vanilla scented spice plantations, meandering rivers with excellent birdlife, centuries old cathedrals and white-water waterfalls. This is the perfect way to unwind at the end of your Indian odyssey.

Inclusions
Price Includes:
One way domestic airfare from Jaipur to Mumbai, Mumbai to Bengaluru, Bengaluru to Goa and Goa to Mumbai, all accommodations with continental or buffet breakfast, service of deluxe air-conditioned vehicle, one time entrance fees at all monuments, services of English speaking local guide for excursions, all currently applicable taxes including service tax

Notes:
* You should exercise caution if you intend to swim in open waters along the Indian coastline, particularly during the monsoon season. Every year, several people in Goa and other areas drown due to strong undertows. It is important to heed warnings posted or advised at beaches and to avoid swimming in the ocean during the monsoon season. Trained lifeguards are very rare along beaches.

* The Red Fort in Delhi remains closed on every Monday

* The Taj Mahal in Agra remains closed on every Friday

* The Elephanta Caves and Prince of Wales museum in Mumbai remain closed on Mondays

* Additional supplements may apply between 1 – 20 November, 20 December – 10 January and 1 – 28 February. Please ask a Yampu Travel Consultant for more details.

* All travelers require a passport valid up to six months after their intended stay in India. While in India, passports are also required to have at least two blank pages.

* For citizens of most countries including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and members of the EU, an Indian visa is required to enter and exit India for any purpose. All visitors must apply for visas at an Indian Embassy or Consulate abroad before entering the country. Visas are not available upon arrival.

* Although yellow fever is not a disease risk in India, the government requires travelers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever virus transmission to present proof of yellow fever vaccination. Besides this, there are no other vaccine requirements, although it is wise to be up to date on your routine inoculations. All travelers should consult their physician or a travel health clinic with plenty of time before their departure date.

* Malaria is present in all areas throughout the country, including the cities of Mumbai and Delhi, except in areas greater than 2,000 meters in elevation. If you will be visiting an area of India with malaria, you will need to discuss the best ways for you to avoid getting sick with your physician.
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Single £$7655 £$9355 £$13383 £$19133

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International flight to New Delhi

Overnight international flight to New Delhi.

Overnight international flight to New Delhi.

Day
2

Arrival in New Delhi

Upon arrival and airport reception, transfer to the hotel. Depending on arrival time, spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Upon arrival and airport reception, transfer to the hotel. Depending on arrival time, spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day
3

Tour of New Delhi

Begin with a morning tour of Old Delhi with a cycle rickshaw ride through the streets. Make a panoramic visit to the Red Fort, which was the most affluent fort and palace of the once reigning Mughal Empire. Then it’s on to Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. The final stop in Old Delhi will lead to Chandni Chowk (closed on Sunday), a lively and colorful market that was once the commercial center of the city.
Then drive to New Delhi, which will provide a stark contrast between the old and the new; a recurring theme throughout India. In New Delhi visit the India Gate monument, followed by the grounds of the Parliament House and other extravagant government buildings. Then continue to Humayun’s Tomb, built in honor of India’s second Mughal emperor. Later visit the world’s tallest brick minaret, Qutub Minar.


Note: Yampu recommends an optional tour (price not included) to enjoy a fine dinner at the Veda Restaurant, a lavishly designed nouvelle cuisine curry house that offers a fusion of traditional Indian food with a modern spin. A second option is a visit to Akshardham, a unique, yet stunning monument that boasts 234 elaborately carved pillars, 9 decorative domes, 20 quadrangled shikhars (towers of Hindu architecture), stone elephants sculptures, and 20,000 murtis (Hindu images portraying Divine spirits). Please inquire with a Yampu travel consultant for more information.
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Day
4

Delhi - Agra

Begin with a drive to Agra that will take approximately 4 hours. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Then proceed for a sightseeing tour of the stunning Taj Mahal, India’s most picture perfect work of architecture and one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Driving through the city to the Agra Fort, there will be some excellent images of the local scene and bazaars and the everyday buzz of India. Once at the Agra Fort, stroll through its regal chambers, once home to some of India’s most powerful Mughal emperors


Note: Yampu recommends an optional tour (cost not included) to a showing of Mohabbat The Taj, a live show with a touch of Bollywood comes highly recommended. This 80 minute presentation is a charming way to top off the day at the Kalakriti Auditorium. Please inquire with a Yampu travel consultant for more details.
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Day
5

Agra - Jaipur

Drive approximately 4-5 hours to Jaipur. En route, stop to enjoy an excursion to the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, the once imperial city of the Mughal dynasty that was mysteriously deserted years after its inception. This ornate city was built with such grandeur that words do not do justice to the glorious atmosphere created by its buildings. Once arrived, check in and have some time to relax before a sound and light show at the city’s Amber Fort.

Drive approximately 4-5 hours to Jaipur. En route, stop to enjoy an excursion to the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, the once imperial city of the Mughal dynasty that was mysteriously deserted years after its inception. This ornate city was built with such grandeur that words do not do justice to the glorious atmosphere created by its buildings. Once arrived, check in and have some time to relax before a sound and light show at the city’s Amber Fort.

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Day
6

Tour of the Amber Fort

This morning return to the Amber Fort for a half day excursion. Strolling through the magnificent rooms and chambers, observe the various intricate ivory, mirror and glass work. In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour that will begin at the City Palace Museum, followed by a visit to Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726), and great photographic opportunity at the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds – a spectacular five storied, honeycomb styled building exemplifying superb Rajput artistry.


Note: Yampu recommends an optional tour (price not included) of an evening elephant safari. After a chance to feed these gentle creatures, ride upon their backs through a private jungle area, passing many villages, fields and a medieval fortress as the sun sets. Please inquire with a Yampu travel consultant for more information.
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7

Jaipur - Mumbai

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Spend the remaining time at leisure to enjoy the city at any pace.

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Spend the remaining time at leisure to enjoy the city at any pace.

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Day
8

Mumbai - Agra

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Transfer to the jetty at the Gateway of India to board a boat to Elephanta Island to see the shrine cut from the hillside. This ancient stone temple is decorated with intricate sculptures of Hindu Gods. Perhaps the most glorious of them all is the Hindu Trinity, which depicts three aspects of Shiva the Creator, Preserver and the Destroyer.
Upon returning to the city, explore and observe the Gateway of India. With four turrets and intricate latticework, the archway was constructed out of yellow basalt stone for the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911, the first visit of any British Monarchs. Near the arch, find steps down to the water, where small motor launches offering short cruises of the harbor can be found (price not included).
Moving to the old British part of town, there will be a chance to stroll through the Crawford Market and sample some of the local fruit, vegetable and meat stands. Completed in 1869, this covered market is elegantly designed with an impressive clock tower and steeple that stands above the surrounding skyline.
Also on deck for today is a visit to the Prince of Wales Museum, an odd looking building built with a mixture of Gothic and Moorish styles. Housing an array of ancient Indus Valley artifacts dating to 2000 BC, one will also find priceless pieces of Tibetan and Nepali art, Buddhist scrolls and Tibetan bronzes. However, the most notable attraction here is the collection of over 2000 miniature paintings from India’s various art schools.
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9

Agra - Bengaluru

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Bengaluru. Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Bengaluru. Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day
10

Tour of Bengaluru

Begin with a morning tour of the city that will lead to the Bangalore Fort. A pristine example of 18th century Indian military architecture, this fort was originally a mud structure, but was rebuilt in stone under Hyder Ali in 1761. Then stroll through some of the 240 acres of flowering glory at the Lall Bagh Botanical Gardens. Throughout the lush lawns, flowerbeds, lotus pools and fountains, find a collection of rare tropical and sub-tropical trees, plants and herbs. After the gardens feel free to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. ...read less

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Day
11

Bengaluru - Mysore

Begin with a 3-4 hour drive to Mysore. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and continue with an afternoon tour of the city. Then visit the fabulous Mysore Palace, to study its finely carved rosewood doors, inlaid ivory work, marble figurines, collections of caskets and of royal paintings. On Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays between the hours of 7-8 PM the palace is made into a magnificent spectacle when it is illuminated by nearly 100,000 glowing bulbs. Continuing on with the tour, visit Chamundi Hill and the Durga Temple atop the hill. End the day with a relaxing evening visit to the world class Brindaven Garden. ...read less

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Day
12

Mysore - Bengaluru - Goa

Today, drive back to Bengaluru. En route visit Sriranganathaswamy, an island palace on the Kaveri River. Most renowned as the place where Haider Ali and Tipu Sulutan once ruled much of southern India during the 18th century, this site is a standing testament to their celebrated resistance to the British.
Finally, arrive at the Bengaluru airport for a flight to Goa. Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to the hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure and perhaps enjoy a few sundowners on the beach.

Today, drive back to Bengaluru. En route visit Sriranganathaswamy, an island palace on the Kaveri River. Most renowned as the place where Haider Ali and Tipu Sulutan once ruled much of southern India during the 18th century, this site is a standing testament to their celebrated resistance to the British.
Finally, arrive at the Bengaluru airport for a flight to Goa. Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to the hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure and perhaps enjoy a few sundowners on the beach.

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13

Historic Goa and Spice Plantations

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Morning sightseeing tour of the historic part of Goa, which will visit the Basilica de Bom Jesus and the Grand Se Cathedral. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the basilica is the final resting place of the celebrated St. Francis Xavier, one of Goa’s patron saints. Today, the basilica remains as one of India’s best examples of baroque architecture. Next visit the Se Cathedral, the largest in all of Asia at 76 meters (250 ft) in length and 55 meters (180 ft) in width.


In the afternoon, tour one of Goa’s fragrant spice plantations. The dense forested landscape of Goa and its favorable climate make for a perfect environment to grow spices. Walking through the aromatic fields, smell and see vanilla beans, pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, chilies, nutmeg, turmeric, ginger and a variety of fruits. Afterwards, return to the hotel for the night.
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Day
14

Day at leisure in Goa

Spend the day at leisure and enjoy the fine beaches of Goa. There are plenty of opportunities to partake in some water sports, take a yoga class, visit a local museum or go bird watching (not included).

Spend the day at leisure and enjoy the fine beaches of Goa. There are plenty of opportunities to partake in some water sports, take a yoga class, visit a local museum or go bird watching (not included).

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Day
15

Goa - Mumbai

Depending on departure time, spend the morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for a connection to Mumbai and flight home or continue with the Yampu Tours add-on choice.


Note: Check out of the hotel is at 12 pm. Late check out may be available directly at the hotel subject to availability. Regardless, store luggage at the hotel until departure for the airport.

Depending on departure time, spend the morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for a connection to Mumbai and flight home or continue with the Yampu Tours add-on choice.


Note: Check out of the hotel is at 12 pm. Late check out may be available directly at the hotel subject to availability. Regardless, store luggage at the hotel until departure for the airport.

Delhi, India

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Mysore division, Karnataka, India

Goa, India

Places You'll See

  • Sunset-Goa-India

    Goa

    Famous for its gorgeous beaches and several ancient temples, Goa is rich with history and culture. Visit the many museums, such as the Christian Art Museum or the Naval Aviation Museum to see vintage aircrafts. Buy handmade trinkets at the Anjuna Flea Market or browse their many libraries. Go diving or kitesurfing on the beautiful waters, or just relax on the sand.

  • mysore-palace-at-monstre-India

    Mysore

    The beautiful city of Mysore is packed with cultural attractions and exciting adventure opportunities. Visit the gorgeous, intricately designed Mysore Palace, or one of the numerous museums and galleries such as the Jagmohan Palace and Art Gallery. Take a walking tour of the entire city, or climb up the Chamundi Hills for an even better view.

  • Lall-Bagh-Gardens-Bengeluru-India

    Bengaluru

    Bengaluru is a great city for technology gurus and outdoor lovers alike. See the large bull carving at the Bull Temple, or the massive sculpture of Lord Shiva at the Shiva Temple. Enjoy rock climbing in the boulder gardens or trekking in Kumara Parvatha. Go biking around the city or visit the Ulsoor Lake.

  • Mumbai-sunset-India

    Mumbai

    There is much to see in the city of Mumbai, from the modern presence of Bollywood, to the colonial buildings showcasing examples of the Gothic revival. Immerse yourself in the hustle of the crowds at the street markets and vendors, or take a peaceful stroll along Juhu Beach. Enjoy the city’s vibrant theater scene and catch a performance at the Prithvi Theater.

  • Amber-Fort-Jaipur-India

    Jaipur

    Nicknames the Pink City, Jaipur is home to several enticing attractions. Visit the Amber Fort, once the royal palace for the Kachwahas, and see the impressive evening light show. Explore the massive City Palace inside the old city. Take a peaceful stroll through one of the many gardens, or purchase some unique souvenirs at the city center bazaar.

  • for-agra-India

    Agra

    Visit the famous Taj Mahal, one of the New 7 Wonders of the world, in Agra. Take a guided tour through the immense, white marble mausoleum, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife, a true monument of love. While in Agra, also visit the Agra Fort, mainly constructed from sandstone, it’s more of a palace than a defense structure.

  • Jama-Masjid-India

    Delhi

    Home to India’s largest mosque, the Red Fort, Delhi is abundant in historical artifacts and cultural events. Visit the Baha’i Lotus Temple, a beautiful building in the shape of a lotus bud, or the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. To get a real taste of area, take a food tour to experience the local cuisine. Or take a peaceful morning walk in the Lodhi Garden.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Delhi : Justa Greater Kailash

Agra : Hotel Amar

Jaipur : Alsisar Haveli

Mumbai : Gordon House

Bengaluru : Justa Bangalore

Mysore : Royal Orchid Mysore

Goa : Phoenix Park Inn

4 Star Properties

Delhi : The Royal Plaza

Agra : Agra Trident Oberoi

Jaipur : Jaipur Trident Oberoi

Mumbai : Trident Nariman Point

Bengaluru : Lemon Tree Bangalore

Mysore : Mysore Hotel Regaalis

Goa : Fortune Select Regina

5 Star Properties

Delhi : The Claridges

Agra : ITC Mughal Agra

Jaipur : Jaimahal Palace

Mumbai : The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower

Bangalore : The Oberoi Bangalore

Mysore : Lalitha Mahal Palace

Goa : Taj Exotica Goa

Luxury Properties

Delhi : The Oberoi

Agra : Amarvilas

Jaipur : Oberoi Rajvilas,

Jaipur : Taj Rambagh Palace

Jaipur : Sujan Rajmahal Palace

Mumbai : Oberoi Mumbai

Bangalore : Taj Westend

Mysore : Windflower Mysore

Goa : The Leela

Testimonials

Ruben D. (travel agent)

Traveled October, 2012

I would recommend contacting Yampu Tours

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Joel P.

Traveled November, 2014

We really enjoyed Nepal

Our trip was really great overall. We really enjoyed Nepal and the folks up there were terrific! The Radisson in India was splendid I am very glad we bothered to make the switch. Thanks for all your help especially the last minute changes! Will definitely use your company in the future! Happy Holidays!

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Barbara

Traveled December, 2014

The trip was fantastic

From a travel agent: They were thrilled with the trip, so thank you very much for taking such good care of them. From the client: The trip was fantastic. The one comment which we all repeated over and over was how well it was planned and that everything was perfection.

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