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Ganesh festival tour package Mumbai

Ganesh festival tour package Mumbai
Delhi

Agra

Jaipur

Mumbai

GANESH CHATURTHI

Date

Dates

Start Date: 22/08/2020
Location

Location

All over India (especially Maharashtra)

Tour Overview

Ganesh festival tour of Mumbai helps you to have a look at the different side of India, which is brimming with magic along with rich culture and heritage. Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated all over India, especially Mumbai. This festival is an essential part of culture and traditions in India. The last day of the festival is the most cheerful and colorful one as long processions are carried away on road along with a lot of music and dance. People immerse the clay or cement idols of Lord Ganesha in water bodies such as a lake, river or pond on this day. It is believed that as God takes leave from the houses of his devotees, he takes along all their problems and blesses them with happy lives. The act of immersion of God’s idols is known as “Visarjan”. This 8-day tour package will also allow you to visit a few of the best tourist destinations in Mumbai. This will be a completely different experience for you as through this tour, you will get to know about Indian culture and beliefs.


Tour highlights

  • Attend Light and Sound Show at Red Fort, Delhi
  • Halt at Extremely popular, Fatehpur Sikri and visit the architectural marvels in Jaipur
  • Morning Visit to the beautiful Taj Mahal, Agra
  • A joyride to the forts of the pink city Jaipur
  • Experiencing the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in Mumbai

Itinerary

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Day 01 Arrival in Delhi

Arrival in Delhi and transfer to hotel. Hotel check-in time is 1400hrs

Delhi has been inhabited from the 6th century BC has been the capital of many kingdoms. It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times and is called the "city of cities". Delhi's culture has been influenced by its different rulers and the city is full of beautiful monuments. The Mughal rulers influenced the food habits of the residents and Mughlai cuisine originated here. Due to the proximity of different states, all festivals are celebrated here. Old Delhi is a maze of small lanes lined and old buildings and New Delhi has large road with huge buildings. Delhi is the capital of India and is the hub for politics.

Remainder of the day is free to relax at Hotel.

Overnight at Hotel in the capital city of India, Delhi.

Day 02 City tour of Delhi

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour of Delhi. Visit the major attractions of the Delhi city. The day tour of Delhi will start from Old Delhi which was constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the seventeenth century. Visit of Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. Thereafter, visit to the museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi where e to witness various relics and attractions dedicated to him. Then drive to visit Jama Masjid (Jama Mosque) (passing by two gems of Delhi, Red Fort and Chandni Chowk). Red Fort is a famous monument constructed entirely out of red stone whereas Chandni Chowk is one of the busiest markets of Old Delhi. Jama mosque was built by Shah Jahan and is one of the biggest mosques in India. A short rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk could be quite interesting as this part of the city is quite crowded as it is full of shops. These numerous shops sell delicious mouth-watering food, clothes, jewels, household goods, etc. and are virtually a shopper's paradise.

Afternoon visit the historic Qutub Minar which is also a UNESCO world heritage site. It is the tallest minaret in India which was constructed by Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak in the twelfth century. Thereafter visit Humayun’s Tomb, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a peaceful place where one can spend some peaceful moments marveling at the majesticity of the place. Afterwards, visit the India Gate which is a war memorial dedicated to the soldiers who laid their lives for the protection of the nation from enemies. Driven past the Parliament House, President’s House and other Government Secretarial Buildings, and the final stop will be at Lakshmi Narayan Temple, a temple dedicated to Lakshmi and Lord Narayana.

Overnight at Hotel in the capital city of India, Delhi.

Day 03 Delhi to Agra (Driving time approx. 04hrs)

Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and drive towards Agra.

Agra, the former capital of Hindustan is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is a major tourist destination of India and a part of the Golden Triangle Tour along with Delhi and Jaipur. Agra also known as Akbarabad went through its peak during the time of Mughals and was the capital of the Mughal rulers Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjehan.

Arrive at Agra and transfer to Hotel.

Rest of the day is free to relax.

Overnight at Hotel in the city of Taj Mahal, Agra.

Day 04 City tour of Agra

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for the city tour of Agra - visit the famous Taj Mahal. It is one of the wonders of the world and is a famous mausoleum that was constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal and is considered as a symbol of their love. Taj Mahal is made out of white marble and is an absolutely amazing spectacle.

Afternoon proceed to visit the famous Agra Fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is another architectural marvel that houses various attractions like Jahangir Place, KhasMahal, Diwan-e-Aam, and Diwan-e-Khaas.

TAJ MAHAL REMAINS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS

Overnight at Hotel in the city of Taj Mahal, Agra.

Day 05 Agra to Jaipur en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri (Driving time approx.. 06hrs)

Breakfast at Hotel check out and drive towards Jaipur en route visiting FatehpurSikri.

Arrive Fatehpur Sikri – It is built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri holds exceptional testimony to Mughal civilization and is one of the well-known UNESCO World heritage sites of India and has various historical monuments. You will visit the Jama Masjid, followed by the Tomb of Salim Chishti, the five storied Panch Mahal and Buland Darwaza a graceful monument and stupendous piece of beautiful architecture. It is central portico with a total of three arched entrances and is locally known as Horseshoe gate. You will visit the other graceful buildings of this place such as Ibadat Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani’s palace, Naubat Khana and Birbal’s house.

Continue your drive towards Jaipur

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan gets its name from Maharaja Jai Singh who built this city. Many captivating palaces are present here having breathtaking design and architecture. In the 18th century Prince of Wales had visited Jaipur and the entire city was painted in pink color due to which this city is also known as the pink city. The origin of Jaipur goes back to more than 260 years.

Arrive Jaipur and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight at Hotel in the pink city of Rajasthan, Jaipur

Day 06 City tour of Jaipur

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for the city tour of Jaipur. Begin with the visit of Amer Fort. Amer fort also known as Amer Palace was the earlier capital of Jaipur

Note: At the Amer fort, Elephant rides are available to ascend to the entry gate but we do not recommend it and our intention is not to harm or to use animal for entertainment or any commercial use. We never organize any activity or program in which animals are used for entertainment.

There is a jeep ride available as well. To feast your eyes on the majestic Asian Elephant, you can opt for a day visit from Jaipur itself to Elefantastic where experiences like feeding , walking & washing are offered to the guest without causing any trouble to the elephants. "

Optional - You will be ascending (one way) the fort on an elephant's back( one way) on twin sharing basis & descend the fort by jeep

This magnificent fort was constructed in red sand-stone and marble by Raja Man Singh and is divided into four sections each with a courtyard. The main entrance gate is Surajpol having a fascinating architecture. Near the Ganesh Gate, there is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Sila Devi. The Diwan-e-Aam - Hall of public audience, Diwan-e-Khas - hall of private audience, Sheesh Mahal - palace of mirrors and Sukh Niwas are quite beautiful. At the he Sukh Niwas, a pleasant climate is created by winds that blow over a water cascade.

Afternoon visit Maharaja City Palace, a royal palace with seven floors as well as Jantar Mantar, the observatory. This wonderful observatory is attracted by mathematician as well as astronomers of whole world. City palace is perfect blend of all three excellent styles (Mughal, Rajput and European). Another palace, Hawa Mahal ( the palace of the wind) is popular all over the world for it magnificent architecture. You will be taken through pink rose garden as well business centers of Jaipur. A tour of Jaipur is not complete without shopping. Jaipur is famous for clothes, carpets, precious and semi-precious stones and jewelry and various handicrafts made of wood, metals, etc. and also for silk paintings and miniatures.

Overnight at Hotel in the pink city of Rajasthan, Jaipur

Day 07 Jaipur – Mumbai (By flight)

Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and transfer to airport in time to connect the flight for Mumbai.

Mumbai earlier called “Bombay” is the finance capital of India and consists of seven archipelago islands such as Colaba, Old Women’s Island, Madgaon, Parel, Matunga-Sion and Mahim. Mumbai influences a huge number of tourists from across the world throughout the year for the purpose of pilgrimage, sightseeing or simply for an employment opportunity. It gets described as the city of peopling shrouded in wealth as well as people rolling in extremely poverty, where one can say highly posh areas like Juhu and Cuffe Parade along with Asia’s biggest slum area like Dharavi

Arrive Mumbai and transfer to Hotel.

Afternoon city tour of Mumbai will take you to the Hanging Gardens located on the beautiful slopes of Malabar Hills as well as Kamla Nehru Park offering a marvelous and panoramic view of the Chowpatty Beach as well as the Marine Drive. You will continue your tour and taken to Mani Bhawan, Prince of Wales Museum, Gate of India and Dhobi-Ghat and will drive through Marine Drive, Flora Fountain and Crawford market.

Overnight at Hotel in the financial capital of India, Mumbai.

Day 08 Mumbai- Home

Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and proceed for the spectacular holy festival of Ganesh Chaturthi - it is one of the most celebrated festivals in India and specially in the city of dreams, Mumbai. The festival is celebrated on the 4th day of the Bhadrapada month according to the Hindu calendar and is celebrated for a period of 11 days. The festival is celebrated in the honor of the elephant headed God, Lord Ganesha. The festival involves worshipping of an idol of Lord Ganesha in a temple or pandal and at the end of the festival, the idol is immersed in water, in a process known as visarjan. The idol is offered of a variety of sweets, flowers, rice, etc. Modak-a type of sweet which is believed to be a favorite of the Lord, is a popular sweet that can be found everywhere during this festival. The festival was initially introduced in Mumbai by the Maratha ruler Shivaji Raje. The motive behind celebrating this festival was to gather people of all faiths to unite against the British rule. To witness Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai visit Lalbaugcha Raja in Central Mumbai. The sheer size of the statue will surely astonish you. Apart from this also visit Khetwadi Ganraj in South Mumbai. The idol of Ganjesh here are considered to be the most magnificent ones often decked with gold and diamonds. In the evening visit Andhericha Raja in Andheri, Mumbai. This pandal is famous because it doesn’t have a towering statue like the others. It is popularly reputed of fulfilling wishes of the devotees.

After having witnessed the grandeur of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, head towards the Chatrapati Shivaji airport to catch a flight for your onward destination. Hope you enjoyed your trip and we wish to see you again soon to explore some other part of the Incredible India.

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Delhi

Market Visit & Cooking Class followed by Meal

Duration :3 – 3.5 hours

Cooking Class followed by Meal

Duration :2 -2.5 hours

Indian Family Meal Experience

Duration :1.5 - 2 hours

Delhi Shopping Tour

Duration :4 hours

Yoga at famous Lodhi Garden In Delhi

Duration :1 hours

Zangoora at Kingdom of Dreams

Duration :3 hours

Jhumroo at Kingdom of Dreams

Duration :3 hours

Sound and Light Show at Red Fort in Delhi

Duration :1 hours

Agra

Mohabbat The Taj Show

Duration :80 minutes

Traditional Indian Welcome

Duration :15-20 minutes

Tonga Ride

Duration :05-10 minutes

Agra Walk

Duration :90 minutes

Agra Food Trail

Duration :1-2 hours

Cooking Demonstration and Family Dinner

Duration :2 hours

Jaipur

Elefantastic-Painting, Feeding & Bathing Elephants

Duration :3-4 hours

Local Art & Craft Workshops

Duration :3 hours

Block Printing Workshops

Duration :3 hours

Yoga & Meditation

Duration :1.5 hours

Indian Symbolic Wedding

Duration :5 hours

Indian Cooking Family Dinner & Haveli Dinner

Duration :3 hours

Sky Waltz Balloon Safari In Jaipur

Duration :2.5 hours

Sky Waltz Balloon Safari In Ranthambore

Duration :2.5 hours

Sky Waltz Balloon Safari In Pushkar

Duration :2.5 hours

Culture Walk

Duration :5 hours

Mumbai

Temple Tour

Duration :6 hours


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Ganesh festival tour package Mumbai


Ganesh festival tour package - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q.1 What is the importance of Ganesh Chaturthi (Ganesh Festival)?

Ganesh Chaturthi, in Hinduism, 10-day festival marking the birth of the elephant-headed deity Ganesha, the god of prosperity and wisdom. It begins on the fourth day (chaturthi) of the month of Bhadrapada (August–September), the sixth month of the Hindu calendar.

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Q.2 Why do we celebrate Ganesh festival?

Ganesh Chaturthi is a ten-day Hindu festival celebrated to honour the elephant-headed God Ganesha's birthday. He is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies as he's considered the God of beginnings.

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Q.3 Why Ganesh Visarjan is done?

The ritual is done to signify the birth cycle of Lord Ganesha; just as he was created from clay/Earth, his symbolic statue is as well. The idol is immersed in water so that Ganesha may return to his home after his 'stay' at the devotees' home or temple where the Ganesha Chaturthi rituals are conducted.

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Q.4 What should we do on Ganesh Chaturthi?

People and devotees also install images and statues at their homes and offer prayers during this auspicious festival. At mandaps, the celebration kicks off with the chanting of mantras and prayers offered by priest clad in white or red dhoti. Loads of sweets, jaggery, modakas, flowers are offered to Lord Ganesh.

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