HONEYMOON HOLIDAY IN INDIA

HONEYMOON HOLIDAY IN INDIA

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Destinations Of India Honeymoon Tour : Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Udaipur / Goa

A two week Honeymoon tour of India, that is an excellent introduction to India, for the newly married, and the not so newly married too !! On your Honeymoon in India, you will visit India’s famous Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, spend time gazing at the Taj Mahal, and then on to India’s most romantic city, Udaipur, also known as the Venice of the East. End your Honeymoon in India , on the white sandy beaches of Goa , India’s best known beach destination, and perhaps the most relaxed place on earth.

Day 01 – Arrive Delhi

Honeymoon in Delhi Your Honeymoon tour in India begin with an arrival in to Delhi International airport, where you will be met by a Trans India Holidays representative ands transferred to the Hotel Taj Mahal and assisted with check in formalities.

Delhi is the capital of India, and its third largest city. Delhi consists of two parts – New Delhi, the city created in 1911 as the imperial capital of India by the British and the Old Delhi, the Muslim capital of India between the 17th and 19th centuries. In fact there have been at least eight cities on the site of modern Delhi – the earliest known settlement, Indraprastha, featured in the epic Mahabharata over 3000 years ago. Though not always the capital, Delhi has always been an important city of northern region of the subcontinent.

Taj Mahal Hotel Delhi Taj Mahal : One of the most distinguished addresses in the national capital, The Taj Mahal Hotel is located in the exclusive residential area of Lutyens’ Delhi, close to the seat of government. Reflecting the heritage of Mughal Delhi, this hotel offers graceful architecture with modern facilities. The warm, pristine white lobby of The Taj includes design details reminiscent of Mughal architecture such as intricate motifs, golden inlay work, and niches from ‘Shahjahanabad’, the erstwhile mogul capital. The hotel is a veritable showcase of artifacts with the intricate design work of the lobby’s domes and panels perfectly complimenting the calm marble fountain streams.The hotel is a city landmark, centrally located, in close proximity to key areas. It is a 40-minute drive from the airport and near the bustling city center, Connaught Place, Pragati Maidan, Government offices and Diplomatic missions.

Overnight in Delhi.

Day 02 – In Delhi

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi. Tour includes visits to the following places of interest:

Red Fort : Derived from a Hindi word Lal, which means red and Quila which means fort. It is laid out along the river Yamuna as an irregular octagon, surrounded by a wall of about 2.4 kms in circumference and is built of red sandstone. Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. The fort has two main entrances, the Delhi Gate and the Lahori Gate, which faces the famed Chandni Chowk market. The fort has Diwan – e – Am (hall for public audience); Diwan – e – Khas (hall for private audience); Rang Mahal (a water-cooled apartment of royal ladies); Pearl mosque, built of white marble.

Jama Masjid : In Old Delhi, an architectural extravaganza of Shah Jahan, is the country’s largest mosque where thousands of Muslims offers prayers even today. It was built in 1658. The flight of stairs and its large courtyard are marvels of architecture.

Chandni Chowk (Silver Street) : It is the colourful main street and shopping bazaar of Old Delhi and is today one of the country’s best known wholesale market for textiles, electronic goods and watches. The entire area was designed by Jahanara Begum, Shah Jahan’s favourite daughter and was then inhabited by the well-to-do families of the time. Around the area is the famed Paranthawale Gali, known for its delicious paranthas, Dariba Kalan, the gold market and well-known sweetmeats shops.

Raj Ghat : On the banks of river Yamuna, a simple square platform of black marble marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination in 1948. A commemorative ceremony takes place each Friday, the day he was killed.

Birla Mandir : Close to Connaught Place, it was built by the industrialist Raja Baldev Birla in 1938. The temple is an important prayer site and contains idols of several deities.

India Gate : This 42 meter high, free standing arch was built in 1931.It was originally called All India War Memorial in the memory of the 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in World War I. The names of the soldiers are inscribed all along the walls of the arch. In 1971, the eternal flame was lit here to honour the Amar Jawan (Immortal Soldier).

Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's House) : It is the official residence of President of the country. Designed by Lutyens, it was the official residence of the Viceroy when the British ruled India.

Humayun's Tomb : It was built by Haji Begum (widow of Humayun) in 1565 – 66, nine years after his death.

Qutub Minar : This magnificent structure in the southern part of the capital was built by the Muslim King; Qutab – ud – din Aibak in 1199 A.D. Minar (tower) is 72.5 meters high and has as its base a mosque.

Bahai's Temple : It is a very recent architectural marvel of the Bahai faith and is visible from several spots in South Delhi. It is a lotus shaped and has rightly been given the name.

Overnight in Delhi.

Day 03 – Drive Delhi - Agra (220 kms/04 hrs)

Honeymoon in Taj City After early breakfast, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check-out formalities. You will then start your drive to Agra.

Agra situated on the bank of Yamuna River, is home to India's most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal. Agra was the capital of Mughal Empire in the 16th & 17th centuries and its superb monuments date from this era

On arrival in Agra, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check in formalities at the Oberoi Amarvilas.

Honeymoon in Oberoi Amarvillas Hotel in Agra Oberoi Amarvilas : Agra's most exclusive and luxurious hotel, Amar Vilas, is only six hundred meters from the Taj Mahal. With domes, arches, reflection pools, terraced gardens, lakes and pavilions, Amar Vilas draws its inspiration from Mughal architecture. Most rooms and public areas have exceptional views of the Taj Mahal. All rooms and suites feature a separate walk-in closet with electronic safe, colour satellite TV, DVD/CD player. Minibar and a facility to make tea and coffee. Beautiful marble bathrooms feature both a bathtub and a separate shower cubicle with deluxe toiletries. Some rooms have private sit-out balconies, overlooking the Taj Mahal. Certainly, the best place to stay in Agra.

Later in the afternoon, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

Taj Mahal : The Taj Mahal was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal who died during the birth of her child in 1631. The construction is said to have taken 22 years to complete, starting from 1631, with over 20,000 craftsmen working round the clock. Artisans and experts were brought from France and Italy and the main architect was from Iran. The Sunset visit to the Taj Mahal , will be the highlight of your Honeymoon tour in India.

Agra Fort : Construction of the massive red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of Yamuna River was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565 and it was to be predominantly a military structure until his grandson, Shah Jahan, added more palatial accommodations. There are a number of exquisite buildings within its portals such as Samman Burj, where Shah Jahan was held captive by his son, Moti Masjid, a white marble mosque, Diwan – e – Am, Diwan – e – Khas, Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal and Shish Mahal.

One of the very special inclusions of your India Honeymoon tour will be a Dinner at a private venue at the Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra.

Overnight in Agra.

Day 04 - Drive Agra - Jaipur (250 kms/05 hrs)

After leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check-out formalities. You will then start your drive to Jaipur. Stop enroute at Fatehpur Sikri for guided tour of this ancient capital.

Fatehpur Sikri : the deserted capital of Emperor Akbar approximately 35 kms outside Agra. Built in the 16th century, this city was abandoned 12 years later due to a scarcity of water. The entire city of Red sand stone (sand stone palaces and temples) is virtually intact and a site worth seeing is the 54 m high main entrance -- The Buland Darwaza, The gate of victory constructed to commemorate Akbar’s victory in Gujarat.

After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, continue your drive to Jaipur.

Jaipur : is the capital of Rajasthan, and known as the “Pink City” because of the pink colored buildings in its old city. It is situated on a dry lakebed in a somewhat arid landscape, surrounded by barren hills surmounted by forts and crenellated walls. Founded in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, who was careful to cultivate good favour with the ruling Mughals, he laid out the city with rectangular blocks according to ancient Hindu architecture. It is a wonderful city for shopping.

On arrival at Jaipur, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check in formalities at hotel Taj Rambagh Palace.

Honeymoon Holidays in Rambagh Palace, Jaipur Rambagh Palace : Recently voted as one of the best Palace Hotels in the World, this former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur is a luxury hotel set in forty seven acres of lush gardens. Having recently undergone major refurbishment and with antiques and works of art spread throughout, it has some of the most beautiful rooms of any hotel in India. The Rambagh Palace is also home to several fine restaurants and bars, noted amongst which is the "Polo Bar", rated as one of the finest bars in the world. Facilities here include a temperature control indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Fitness Centre, Tennis Courts etc. The Rambagh Golf Course, Jaipur’s best golfing facility, is adjoining the Palace. Most people regard the Rambagh Palace as the finest place to stay in the pink city of Jaipur.

Overnight in Jaipur

Day 05 – In Jaipur

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur and Amber. Tour includes visits to the following places of interest:

Hawa Mahal (Palace Of Winds) : Built by Maharaja Sawaj Pratap Singh in 1799, the Hawa Mahal is one of Jaipur’s major landmarks, the facade of which is all pink windows and filigree screens. It was originally built to enable ladies of the royal household to watch the everyday life and processions of the city.

Enjoy your Honeymoon in Amber Fort, Jaipur City Palace : It is still the home of the former royalty H.H Bhawani Singh Ji of Jaipur housing an extensive collection of art, carpets and old weapons.

Jantar Mantar (Observatory) : It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728. At first glance, Jantar Mantar appears to be a curious collection of sculptures but in fact each construction has a specific purpose such as measuring the positions of stars, altitudes and azimuths, and calculating eclipses. The most striking instrument is the sundial with its 27 meter high gnomon. The shadow this casts moves up to 4 meter an hour.

Amber Fort : The Amber Fort is situated 11 kms away from Jaipur. Amber was once the ancient capital of Jaipur state. The Fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly situated on a hillside and overlooking a lake, which reflects its terraces and ramparts. The climb to the fort is on gaily-bedecked elephants.

Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 06 – Drive Jaipur – Udaipur (400 kms / 6½ hrs)

After leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check out formalities. You will then start your drive to Udaipur.

Udaipur : Udaipur, the famed 'city of sunrise', was founded in 1567 by Maharana Udai Singh, a fearless Rajput king. This languid lake city with its fantasies in marble, picturesque hibiscus-covered gardens and elaborate fountain pavilions, embodies the glory of the Rajput era. Like many other cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is the legacy of an honour-bound race that loved the good things in life - and often gave up their lives defending them.

On arrival at Udaipur, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check in formalities at Hotel Taj Lake Palace.

Honeymoon in Taj Lake Palace Taj Lake Palace : located in the middle of Lake Pichola is a dream of white marble and mosaic glistening in the moonlight, very reminiscent of the most beautiful tourist clich̩ in the world; the Taj Mahal. Conceived in romance, the palace was built in 1746 by Maharana Jagat Singh II, 62nd successor to the royal dynasty of Mewar Рbelieved to be descendants of the Sun God. Set against the backdrop of the majestic Aravalli Mountains on one side of the lake, and lofty palaces on the other, the Taj Lake Palace spreads across a four-acre island Рan almost surreal vision in marble. The Royal Butlers descendents of the original palace retainers look after all contemporary comforts and ensure that all guests are treated like Royalty.

Spend rest of the day enjoying the hotel facilities or exploring the city on your own.

Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 07 – In Udaipur

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Tour includes visits to the following places of interest:

Honeymoon in City Palace, Udaipur City Palace : The imposing City Palace, towering over the lake, is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. The main part of the palace is now preserved as a museum with a large and varied collection of glass, porcelain figures and miniature paintings.

Jagdish Temple : It is located only 150 mts from the city palace is the famous Jagdish Temple. This fine Indo-Aryan Temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651 and enshrines a black stone image of Lord Vishnu as Jagannath, Lord of the universe. A brass image of the Garuda is in a shrine in front of the temple.

Saheliyon Ki Bari : The Saheliyon ki bari or the garden of the Maids of Honour, is in the north of the city. It is a small ornamental garden with fountains, stone elephants and a delightful lotus pool.

Lake Pichola : Deriving its name from Pichali village, it is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments. There are two island palaces, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir. The former was the summer residence of princes of Mewar and has now been converted into a hotel. Jag Mandir is built of red sandstone with a marble dome. Evening boat cruise on Lake Pichola - the shimmering waters of the Lake combined with the City Palace in the background, serve as a magical way to end your day in Udaipur, and will be remembered by you as one of the highlights of your India Honeymoon tour.

Rest of the day is at leisure and can be spent enjoying the hotel facilities or exploring the city on your own.

This evening enjoy a Special Private Dinner on board a floating Pontoon on the Lake Pichola. This romantic dinner will always be remembered by you as one of the highlights of your Honeymoon tour in India.

Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 8 : Fly Udaipur – Goa via Mumbai

Enjoy Your Honeymoon on Goa Beach After early breakfast at hotel, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check-out formalities. You will then be transferred to airport in time to board flight for Goa via Mumbai.

You will be met at the airport by our representative and transferred to the hotel and assisted with check in formalities at Hotel The Leela, Goa.



 Honeymoon package in The Leela, Goa The Leela : The Leela Goa, is a Deluxe beach resort, located on the Mobor beach, in South Goa. Set in a huge area of 75 acres of landscaped tropical gardens , with a 9 hole par-3 golf course, the Leela offers spacious villa-style rooms and suites , set around lagoons , and has all facilities that one would expect from a deluxe beach resort. Leisure facilities here include a large swimming pool, a private beach with water sports, a modern well equipped gym and spa, etc.


Rest of the day is at leisure and can be spent enjoying the hotel facilities or exploring the city on your own.

Overnight in Goa.

Honeymoon in Goa
Day 9 : In Goa

No activities are scheduled for this day. Spend rest of the day enjoying the beach and the hotel facilities.

Overnight in Goa.

Day 10 : In Goa

No activities are scheduled for this day. Spend rest of the day enjoying the beach and the hotel facilities.

Overnight in Goa.

Day 11 : In Goa

No activities are scheduled for this day. Spend rest of the day enjoying the beach and the hotel facilities.

Overnight in Goa.

Day 12 : In Goa

No activities are scheduled for this day. Spend rest of the day enjoying the beach and the hotel facilities.

Overnight in Goa.

Day 13 : In Goa

No activities are scheduled for this day. Spend rest of the day enjoying the beach and the hotel facilities.

Overnight in Goa.

Day 14 : Depart Goa

After leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check-out formalities. Your Honeymoon in India ends with a transferred to the airport in time for your flight home.

Delhi the capital of India is a modern city with a historic past. A tour of Delhi will provide the visitor with much to see and admire from Mughal monuments to modern malls, from traditional arts and crafts to trendy fashion shows, from skyscrapers to parks and gardens - Delhi is a city that combines the historic and the modern in its own unique way.

Rashtrapati Bhawan:  Rashtrapati BhawanThe president's mansion is situated on Raisina Hill in the center of Delhi, overlooking the green lawns around India Gate. This elegant building, is truly worth seeing, for its architectural beauty and historic significance. The beautiful Mughal Gardens Delhi of Rashtrapati Bhawan, which are open to the public in spring, are an added attraction.

India Gate:India Gate Situated on Rajpath, in the center of Delhi, this 42-meter high arch, was designed by Edwin Lutyens, in memory of the Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the first World War. Their names can be seen inscribed on the arch. The Amar Jawan Jyoti, an eternal flame, burns in memory of the unknown soldier, beneath the shelter of the arch, which is surrounded by green lawns, fountains and water bodies - an evergreen picnic zone in the heart of central Delhi.:: View India Gate Photo Gallery

Red Fort: Red FortThis grand fort built during the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's reign, this majestic building made of red sandstone is the location from where the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation every Independence Day. The Diwan-e-khas, and Diwan-e-am, the weaponry museum and the sound and light show are all worth seeing at the Red Fort.:: View Red Fort Photo Gallery

  

architectural marvel, this fortress was constructed in the 15th century. The construction of this mammoth structure started during 1565 during the Great King Akbar and continued the developments up to the period of King Shah Jahan, the grandson of Akbar. 

The fort, in a length of 2.5 km marvelous enclosure walls, is built in red sandstones and encloses many monuments which are real architectural wonders. Many exquisite palaces such as the Shah Jahani Mahal, Jahangiri Mahal and the Khas Mahal, and audience halls named Diwan-i-Am and the Diwan-i-Khas are enclosed in the fortress. Other monuments include the Fish Pavilion, the Nagina Masjid, Garden of Grapes and the Pearl Mosque.

City Palace: The City Palace is a historic landmark. The carved arches are supported by grey-white marble columns studded with floral motifs in gold and coloured stones. Two elephants carved in marble guard the entrance, where retainers whose families have served generations of rulers are at hand to serve as guides.

The palace interior houses a Museum containing select collection of various types of Rajasthani dresses, a fascinating armoury of Mughal and Rajput weapons; swords of all shapes and sizes, with chased handles, some of them inlaid, enamelled, encrusted with jewels and encased in bold and magnificent scabbards.

It also has an art gallery with a fine collection of paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit, acquired by Sawai Jai Singh-II for his study of planets and their movements.

 

Located about 18kms from Panaji and situated in Bardez taluka, the Anjuna Beach is the part of a 30 km extended beach coastline along the west coast of Goa by the Arabian sea.
The Village of Anjuna, a five square mile area is nestled between the Arabian Sea and the Hill overlooking the beach. The beach is famous for its stunning natural beauty with swaying palms trees and soft powered white sands. The beach is marked by an unusual rocky formation overlying a cove of white sand and black rock that juts out into the Sea. This area was known as the Jewel of Anjuna and called "Ozran".

 

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