Places: New Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Dubai, Abu Dhabi
Date: 2017: 21 Oct
Day 01 Edmonton / Dubai
Depart from Edmonton to Dubai via Seattle
Day 02 Dubai / New Delhi
Connecting Dubai to Delhi
Day 03 Arrives New Delhi (B/L/D)
Upon arrival, transfer to hotel
Delhi city tour - Jama Jasjid,
Chandni Chowk Market,
Raj Ghat, Qutab Minar
Hotel: The Leela Ambiance Hotel
Day 04 New Delhi / Varanasi (B/L/D)
Morning fly to Varanasi
Holy city of Sarnath, Sarnath Museum
Evening visit Dashashwamedh Ghatges
Hotel: The Gateway Hotel Gan
Day 05 Varanasi / Agra (B/D)
Sunrise boat cruise on the River Ganges
Fly to Agra
Mehtab Bagh for sunset view of Taj Mahal
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriot
Day 06 Agra / Jaipur (B/L/D)
Coach to Jaipur across the Aravalli Hills
(165 miles/6 hrs)
Lunch at heritage mansion in Bharatpur
En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri
Hotel: Fairmont Jaipur Hotel
Day 07 Jaipur (B/L/D)
Amer Fort – UNESCO world heritage
Hawa Mahal (Palace of Wind)
Jantar Mantar (Royal observatory)
Day 08 Jaipur / Udaipur (B/L/D)
Coach to Agra (250 miles/7 hrs)
Upon arrival, check-in at hotel
Hotel: Fatagraph Hotel
Day 09 Udaipur (B/L/D)
Boat ride on Lake Pichola (Venice of India)
Day 10 Udaipur / Mumbai (B/L/D)
Morning flight to Mumbai
Parsi Tower of Silence
Dhobi Ghat (view point)
Mani Bhawan (old residence of Ghandi)
Hotel: Trident Nariman Point Hotel
Day 11 Mumbai (B/L/D)
Explore the bustling city of Mumbai at dawn
Afternoon free to stroll the Colaba Causeway
Day 12 Mumbai / Dubai (B/L/D)
Worli Fishing Village
Afternoon flight to Dubai
Hotel: Mdydan Hotel
Day 13 Dubai (B/L/D)
Dubai Museum, Gold Souk, Spice market,
Dubai Creek by Arab water taxi
Day 14 Dubai / Abu Dhabi (B/L/D)
Coach to Abu Dhabi
En-route, visit Grand Mosque
Al Etihad Tower
Visit Ferrari Word
Buffet dinner at hotel
Hotel: The Yas Viceroy Hotel
Day 15 Abu Dhabi / Dubai (B/L/D)
Transfer back to Dubai
Dubai Mall & AquariumBuri
Khalifa tower / musical fountain
Madinat Jumeurag Souq
Deluxe buffet dinner at Buri Al Arab Hotel
Hotel: Mdydan Hotel
Day 16 Dubai / Seattle / Edmonton (B)
Morning flight to Seattle
Connect flight to Edmonton
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Varanasi is a historical city in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Once known as Benares or Banaras and Kashi, the city is sacred to Hindus and Jains and also one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, with settlements dating back to the 11th century BC. Many Hindus believe that dying in Varanasi brings salvation/nirvana and so they make the trip to the city when they realize that they are close to death. For some, the culture shock of the burning corpses in plain view and the feces overflowing from the Ganges can be a bit overwhelming. However, the scene of pilgrims doing their devotions in the River Ganga at sunrise set against the backdrop of the centuries old temples is probably one of the most impressive sights in the world.
Dubai is the most populous city and is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and has the largest population with the second-largest land territory by area of all the emirates, after Abu Dhabi. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's legislature. It is rather like an independent city-state and is the most modern and progressive emirate in the UAE, developing at an unbelievable pace in the tourist and trade sectors especially. Recently Dubai won the bid to host EXPO 2020, a Universal scale Registered Exposition approved by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE), Paris.
Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located at the banks of river Yamuna, 363 kilometres (226 mi) west of state capital, Lucknow and 200 kilometres (124 mi) south from national capital New Delhi. With a population of 1,686,976 (2010 est.), it is one of the most populous cities in Uttar Pradesh and the 19th most populous in India. Because 80 percent of the city's sewage flows into Yamuna River, it is 20th most polluted city in India.
The city is a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Tāj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Agra is included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi and Jaipur. The city has little else to recommend it. Pollution, especially smog and litter, is rampant and travellers are pestered by swarms of touts and hawkers at every monument, mosque, temple or palace. That said, the sites are some of the wonders of the world and no trip to India is complete without at least one visit to the Taj!
Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer after whom the city is named. As of 2011, the city has a population of 3.1 million, making it the tenth most populous city in the country. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City of India.
Located 260 km from the Indian capital New Delhi, Jaipur forms a part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Agra (240 km). Jaipur is also a popular tourist destination in India and serves as a gateway to other tourist destinations in Rajasthan such as Jodhpur (348 km), Jaisalmer (571 km) and Udaipur (421 km).
Abu Dhabi, the capital and the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates, lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast. The city is also one of the most modern cities in the world. Abu Dhabi features large gardens and parks, green boulevards lining all the streets and roads, sophisticated high-rise buildings, international luxury hotel chains and opulent shopping malls.
Mumbai, a cosmopolitan metropolis, earlier known as Bombay, is the largest city in India and the capital of Maharashtra state. Mumbai was originally a conglomeration of seven islands on the Konkan coastline which over time were joined to form the island city of Bombay. The island was in turn joined with the neighbouring island of Salsette to form Greater Bombay. The city has an estimated metropolitan population of 21 million (2005), making it one of the world's most populous cities. The city is also famous as the heart of the Hindi-language Bollywood film industry.
Udaipur is a major city, municipal corporation and the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency. Founded in 1553, by Maharana (Udai Singh II), Udaipur is a very popular tourist destination. Known for its history, culture, scenic locations and the Rajput-era palaces, Udaipur was also voted as the best city in the world in 2009 by the Travel + Leisure magazine.