DatesStart Date: 02/09/2019
LocationAll over India (especially Maharashtra)
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 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.
On your arrival at the Airport after clearing the formalities and collecting your baggage, you will be welcomed by our representative and will be transferred to your hotel in Delhi. Sit back and rest to prepare yourself for a fun filled day ahead. Overnight stay in Delhi.
In the morning post having a healthy breakfast you can start your Delhi expedition with a sightseeing tour. You can Raj Ghat which is the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi, Shanti Vana which is the cremation sites of Jawaharlal Nehru and Jama Masjid. In the afternoon post having lunch you can plan and visit some architectural marvels of the place such as Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate and Lakshminarayan Temple. You can also enjoy the serenity of Bahai Temple. Situated at top, the Kalkaji Hill. Keep your evening free for a walk around Connaught Place shopping centre. Drop back at the hotel. Overnight stay at Delhi.
This morning, post breakfast, start your road trip to Agra. En-route you can have a stopover at Sikandra which is an aesthetically pleasing site and is a combination of Hindu, Muslim, and Persian Architecture. It is a place where Akbar`s mausoleum lies. At your arrival our representative will assists you during the check in process at the hotel. After the check in process, you can go and visit the local areas around your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra.
After having a scrumptious breakfast in the city of love, you can leave for Agra sightseeing. Be amazed at the sight of the incredibly beautiful Taj Mahal. It is a white mausoleum and is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is built using the pristine white marbles and was made by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Later in the day you can visit the Pearl Mosque, Diwan-e-am and Diwan-e-Khas. You can also visit the Agra Fort and the Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb. Keep your evening free for an exclusive walk around the Local Bazaars. Overnight stay the hotel.
On day 5 after having your breakfast embark on a road trip to Jaipur. On the way to the pink city you can halt at Fatehpur Sikri which the political capital of the Mughal Empire during their rule. The trip from Agra to Jaipur can be a tiring one. Upon your arrival in the pink city- Jaipur you'll be able to spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Jaipur is a land which is brimming with colors and rich culture. After having breakfast, you can go ahead and witness the striking beauty of Amber Fort and be awed at the perfect blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture in the palace fortress. You can also visit the Maharaja's City Palace, the Observatory and Ram Niwas Gardens. Later in the evening you can enjoy the beauty of Jal Mahal and Hawa Mahal which is a stunning five-storied pyramid-shaped palace with numerous small windows and screens. You can keep your evening free for a local market visit. Stay overnight at the hotel in Jaipur.
After having a mouth-watering breakfast, start your journey to Mumbai. This is a place which doesn't have many historical monuments but its diversity is more than enough to compensate. Mumbai is a place that has everything from beaches to Bollywood. After reaching Mumbai, our representative will help you in the check-in process. Post you have freshen-up go on and explore the Gateway of India which was constructed to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to the city. You can also visit the Elephanta Caves and kanheri caves. If you are beach darling you can visit the Marine drive, Girgaum Chowpatty. Keep your evening free to visit Colaba Causeway and Jehangir Art Gallery do some shopping. Head back to your hotel and rejuvenate yourself you have a spiritual day ahead. Overnight stay at the hotel in Mumbai.
The spectacular festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most celebrated festivals in India and specially in the city of dreams, Mumbai. After having breakfast, you can go ahead at experience the holy festival. 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 you can visit Lalbaugcha Raja in Central Mumbai. The sheer size of the statue will surely astonish you. Apart from this you can 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 you can 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, you can head toward the chatrapati shivaji airport to catch a flight for your onwards destination.