Taj Mahal Tiger and Charminar

 ITINERARY

Day 01:    Arrive Delhi

On arrival you will be met and assisted by a Secrets of India representative, who will transfer you to the hotel and will be assisting you in the checking.

Overnight in Delhi.

Hotel: Imperial

 

Day 02:     Delhi

Early breakfast at the hotel and enjoy a game at Delhi Golf Club.

The Delhi Golf Club, a municipal course in the early 1930s and have had interesting stories before it took the present shape. Situated right in the heart of Delhi it is only a short distance from India Gate. Plus, it is home to many professional tournaments including the Indian Open and India Masters which are part of the highly acclaimed European Tour and Asian PGA circuit.

The Course comprises of the championship 18 hole Lodhi Course and the shorter 9- hole Peacock Course. The latter came into being when the course was re-designed by Peter Thomson in 1976-77. This PAR 72 course welcomes more than 500 golfers every day. Dotted with ancient monuments, DGC attracts a lively crowd from hedge-fund managers to Internet moguls.

Overnight in Delhi.

Hotel: Imperial

 

Day 03:      Delhi

Early breakfast at the hotel and enjoy a morning game at Classic Golf Course. It is the first South Asian Signature Championship Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus

Classic Golf course and Resort, has been built on a 300 acre expanse, at the foothills of the picturesque Aravallis, on the outskirts of New Delhi. The Golf course comprises of a par 72, 7114-yard signature championship course and a par 36, 3135 yard. It attracts both leisure and business travelers

Post lunch you may want the introductory orientation trip of the city-old and New Delhi .Visit Jama Masjid, enjoy a rickshaw ride in ChandniChowk, Drive past Red Fort, President House and Rajghat. 

Overnight in Delhi.

Hotel: Imperial 

 

 

Day 04:      Delhi – Greater Noida ( 50 km / 1 hr) By Surface

Post relaxed breakfast, enjoy a morning visit to Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale.Later drive to Jaypee Golf course for late afternoon game.

Jaypee Golf course, India’s first 18-hole Golf Course championship designed by the legendary Greg Norman, the Jaypee Greens Golf Course is sprawled over 452 acres of land. Add to that, its 72 par course is one of the Asia’s longest Golf Courses, standing at 7347 yards. Not to forget 14 shimmering lakes & water bodies along with 88 snow-white bunkers that gives this lush green golf course a whole new meaning. The course is a statement of a lifestyle with an integrated sport complex, five-star deluxe hotel, food courts, restaurants, commercial complexes. 

Overnight in Greater Noida.

Hotel: Jaypee Resort 

 

Day 05:     Greater Noida– Agra ( 175 km / 2 hr 30 min) By Surface

If you care you might want to have another tee off session at the course. Post breakfast you will be driven for Agra on a lovely express way. Agra is believed to have been founded in 1504 by Sultan Sikander Lodi, but flourished later under the Mughal Empire. On arrival you will check in to the hotel. Later proceed for a Sunset visit of Taj Mahal. A mausoleum built as a symbol Emperor Shah Jehan’s devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands of workers over 21 years to complete. This edifice is replete with decorative inlays, carvings and calligraphy

Overnight in Agra

Hotel: Amarvilas

Day 06:    Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Bharatpur-Ranthambore

(4-5 hours by surface and train)

You might want to have another visit to Taj Mahal- marveling its beauty on the softer rays of rising sun. Post breakfast you will visit the Red Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar, and subsequently embellished by other Mughal Emperors. The beautiful yet forbidding structure is a handsome example of Mughal architecture.

 

 

Later drive to Fatehpur Sikri, which was built by the Emperor Akbar and is home to many historical buildings. Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his headquarters; however, he had to abandon it due to shortage of water. It is the best example of the amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim architecture.

Post lunch board train from Bharatpur to Sawai madhpur, you will be received by Secrets of India representative who will accompany you till hotel and assist you to check-in.

Overnight in Ranthambore

Hotel: Vanyavilas

Day 07:   Ranthambore

Enjoy a morning and evening visit to national park and relax and unwind yourself in the wilderness of Ranthambore.

Ranthambore has become famous for its tigers. This park came into world recognition after the tigress Machli killed the crocodile in a fierce duel. You may want to check out this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYC_R-tsrEU. Originally a hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the park is now home to animals like the jackal, mongoose, sloth bear, leopard, and of course, the tiger.

Overnight in Ranthambore

Hotel: Vanyavilas

Day 08:    Ranthambore – Jaipur ( 145 Kms/ 3-4 hours)

Post morning game ride, drive to Jaipur. On arrival check-in and relax at the hotel before you head out to explore the local bazzars of Jaipur.

Overnight in Jaipur

Hotel: Rajvilas

Day 09:   Jaipur

Today post breakfast, enjoy a full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’… it is famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The old city of Jaipur is painted pink, which gives it a magical glow. Visit the Amber Fort… a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful façade with its ornately carved latticework windows is made of pink sandstone. Post lunch, visit the City Palace… again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles.

Overnight in Jaipur

Hotel: Rajvilas

Day 10:     Jaipur – Mumbai

Post breakfast drive to airport to board your flight for Mumbai, on arrival you will be met by Secrets of India representative who will assist you to check-in. Rest of the day at leisure to explore South Mumbai on your own.

Overnight in Jaipur

Hotel: The Taj Mahal

 

Day 11:     Mumbai

Early breakfast at the hotel and enjoy a game at Presidency Golf Club.

Bombay Presidency, It all began in 1927, with the founding of a club with the rather unimaginative name of “The New club ltd.” The Golf course comprises of a par 70, 18 holes, 6148-yard signature championship course and a par 5, 4-hole course of 508 yards.

Post lunch explore Mumbai which is the commercial capital of India, and a fast paced, cosmopolitan city. Visit the Gateway of India, situated at Apollo Bunder. It was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. Next, visit the Prince of Wales Museum. This Gothic and Moorish style building is crowned by a sparkling white dome, and houses a priceless collection of art, sculpture, china and other antiques. Drive past the old colonial buildings like Victoria Terminus (undoubtedly the British Raj’s piece de resistance, featuring carved stone friezes, stained glass windows and flying buttresses), Mumbai University and Rajabai Clock Tower. Make a photo stop at Dhobi Ghat, the open-air laundry of the city. Visit Mani Bhavan, the old Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi. It’s a pretty, two-storied structure that now houses a reference library with over 2000 books, a photo exhibition of the Mahatma’s life, and well-preserved memorabilia, including an old charkha or spinning wheel that Gandhi Ji used.

Overnight in Mumbai

Hotel: The Taj Mahal

 

Day 12:    Mumbai – Ambay valley- Pune (195 km- 4-5 hours)

Post breakfast drive to Pune, enroute play a round at Ambay valley Golf Course. 

Spread over 256 acres of undulated greens, Aamby Valley Golf Course is a marvel of British golf architecture. It has been designed by David Hem stock and Associates (UK) and remodeled for championships by PGA DC of Great Britain and Ireland. Situated at 2700 feet above sea level, it is surrounded by Sahyadri range of Western Ghats. The course has become a model for future international developments in the country.

Post your game you will be driven on to Pune on a lovely express way along the western ghats. On arrival check-in and relax at your hotel.

Overnight in Pune

Hotel: Hyatt Regency

 

Day 13:   Pune- Hyderabad (By Flight)

Enjoy an early morning game at Oxford Golf Course

Oxford Golf course considered to be one of the best golf courses in India is designed by Australia’s Pacific Coast Design. This 7020yard, Par 72 championship course ,is part of an integrated township. The course won Asia’s “Best Maintained Course in Asia Pacific 2012 “.

Post early lunch depart for airport to board your flight to Hyderabad. On arrival in Hyderabad be met and assisted by Secrets of India representative, who will help assist you to check-in at your hotel.

Overnight in Hyderabad

Hotel: Falaknuma Palace

 

Day 14:    Hyderabad 

Enjoy an early morning game at Boulder Hills and country golf club

Boulder Hills and country golf club is a set in a leisure and residential community spread out over 530 acres.This is a 18 hole,7228 yard long,Par 72 course from the back tees & is rated 74.2/130. Designed by Peter Harradine, it is perfect for someone looking for International golfing experience in Indian setting.

Post lunch will explore the city – old town with photo opportunity at city land mark- Char Minar. Old town also offers an interesting walking sightseeing options where you see colourful bangles, many knick-knacks. You might care to taste the Irani tea. Our sight seeing experience will also include the visit to Salarjung Museum- one of the largest private museums in the world.

Overnight in Hyderabad

Hotel: Falaknuma Palace

 

Day 15:   Hyderabad

Today you would be driven to the airport for your flight back home.

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