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Goa Carnival Tours, Goa Beach Tours

Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Route: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Goa

Tour Description:

People who love partying, Goa Carnival is the place for them. It’s a colourful festival with singing, promenading, consuming, feasting and other kinds of merry making. Roads are filled with graceful dances, strumming of guitars, parades, various acrobats, brass musicians, clowns, fire eaters, jesters etc. Celebrations take place all through the night. This is known for spreading joy and delight. Different kinds of delicacies add flavour to this carnival.

Before dwelling in the carnival, we will cover the Golden Triangle with various places like India Gate, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar.

Itinerary

Day 01 / Arrival Delhi

Arrive in Delhi, meet assist at the airport transfer to hotel. After lunch, half day sightseeing tour of Delhi covering Laxmi Narayan Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, President house. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 02 / Delhi

After a leisurely breakfast sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India Was the Jewel in the crown of the British Empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Red fort, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 03 / Delhi - Agra (By superfast air-conditioned train Dep. 06:15 hrs Arrive. 08:10 hrs) Agra - Jaipur (By road) Approx. 5 hrs drive en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri

Early morning transfer to railway station to board the train for Agra. Arrive Agra & visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Also visit Red fort - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. After lunch drive to Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri- a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town” which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.

Day 04 / Jaipur

After breakfast visit the majestic Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills & transfer to hotel. Later visit the Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screen sand carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh's observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Evening enjoy dinner at Chokhi dhani (an ethnic village resort) where you will have an idea of the village life of Rajasthan here you will also enjoy various traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet show and various other interesting activities. Night stay in Jaipur.

Day 05 / Jaipur - Goa ( By flight ) via Mumbai

Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Goa via Bombay. Arrive Goa & transfer to hotel. Later enjoy Goa carnival. February heralds the carnival at Goa. For three days and nights the streets come alive with colour. Held in mid February the weeklong event is a time for lively processions, floats, the strumming of guitars, graceful dances and of non-stop festivity. One of the more famous of the Indian Carnivals is the Goa Carnival. Night stay in Goa.

Day 06 / Goa

Spend the day at leisure on the beach or enjoy Goa carnival. Night stay in Goa..

Day 07 / Goa

Spend the day at leisure on the beach or enjoy Goa carnival. Night stay in Goa.

Day 08 / Goa

After breakfast, proceed on a half day sightseeing tour of Goa, visiting Miramar Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus and the city of Panjim- bustling with shops and tourists. The afternoon is at leisure to relax on the beach. Night stay in Goa.

Day 09 / Goa - Delhi (By flight) Departure

After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Delhi to connect the onward flight.

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