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Indian Museum’s Tour
Delhi – Ahmedabad –Hyderabad –Kolkatta - Mumbai (10 Days / 09 Nights)
Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Later in the day proceed for a half day museum tour visiting the Crafts museum- The Crafts Museum situated at Pragati Maidan in Delhi has galleries that showcase India's rich tradition of handicrafts. Started in 1956, the Crafts Museum kicked off in 1956 had collected over 20,000 objects by early 1980's. The tribal and rural handicrafts spotlighted here include authentically constructed mud huts delightfully decorated with folk art, woodcarvings, paintings, it also houses the Gallery of Courtly Crafts, Textile Gallery, Gallery of Popular Culture, and a reference section for the scholars, designers and crafts persons,
The National Museum, has in its possession over 2,00,000 works of exquisite art, both of Indian and Foreign origin covering more than 5,000 years of our cultural heritage. Their rich holding of various creative traditions and disciplines which represents a unity amidst diversity, an unmatched blend of the past with the present and strong perspective for the future, brings history to life.
The Nehru museum & Planetarium, The residence of Late Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India was converted into a museum after his death. The museum is a fascinating place to learn about the history of the Independence Movement.
There are several photographs of the erstwhile Prime Minister, giving an account of his life. Besides this, the colonial building is also equally interesting, with its teak paneled rooms with high ceilings, spacious verandas and well kept gardens.
Day 02 Delhi
Morning proceed for a sightseeing tour of the Old Delhi - a multi - layered city. Our first stop is the Red Fort built by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan when he shifted his capital from Agra. A short drive brings us to the Great Mosque - The Jama Masjid. Drive on to see the memorial built for Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
Afternoon Sightseeing tour of New Delhi includes a visit to the Qutub Minar - the tallest stone tower in India built in 1191 AD. Chhatarpur Temple - the most popular Hindu temple with blissful tranquility and serene ambience. Continue to Humayun's Tomb believed to have been designed by his widow. Its plan is based on the description of Islamic paradise gardens and is known to have inspired the Taj Mahal and many later Mughal tombs. Also visit the Bahai Temple - a lotus shaped structure. It is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility.
Evening at leisure to explore the local market. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 Delhi – Ahmedabad
(9W 701 – 0610 / 0735 hrs)
Check-out of the hotel and transfer to the airport in time to board flight for Ahmedabad
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the Hotel. Later visit the very famous Calico Textile Museum of Textiles - widely regarded as one of the finest textile museums in the world was constructed in 1949. The Museum houses no less than five centuries of the finest fabrics spun, woven, printed and painted in different parts of India. It also has a collection of Indian marble, sandstone and bronze icons and busts split in two thematic sections-gallery for religious textiles and historical textiles. Also visit the Ambawadi Museum & the Bhanu Shah's Kite Museum.
Day 04 Ahmedabad
Morning proceed for a full day tour of Ahmedabad visiting the Gandhi Museum, the Sarkhej complex, The Jami mosque, Rani Roopmati Masjid etc.
Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 Ahmedabad – Hyderabad
(S2 129 - 1020 / 1200 hrs)
Check-out of the hotel and transfer to the airport in time to board flight for Hyderabad.
Meeting and assistance on arrival & transfer to the Hotel. Afternoon, half day tour to explore the famous museums of Hyderabad
The Salar Jung museum - This museum houses one of the biggest one-man collections of antiques of the world by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III. The objects d'art include Persian carpets, Mughal miniatures, Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquerware, famous sculptures including the Veiled Rebecca and Marguerite and Mephistopheles, a superb collection of jade, daggers belonging to Queen Noor Jahan and the Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb's sword and many other fabulous items.
The Nizam’s museum - Located in the stately Purani Haveli, the palace acquired around the year 1750 by the second Nizam is now converted into a museum with a fascinating collection. The museum showcases the gifts and mementos presented to the last Nizam on the occasion of the silver jubilee celebrations in 1936. A 1930 Rolls Royce, Packard and a Mark V Jaguar are among the vintage cars displayed. There is an interesting collection of models made in silver of all the prominent buildings of the city and citations in Urdu about H.E.H. Mir Osman Ali Khan, gold burnished wooden throne used for the silver jubilee celebrations, gold Tiffin box inlaid with diamonds, gold model of Jubilee Pavilion, silver coffee cups studded with diamonds and silver filigree elephant with mahout are some of the notable items on display.
Day 06 Hyderabad
Morning proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Hyderabad including Char minar, the Qutub shahi tombs, Hussain Sagar Lake & Golconda fort.
Day 07 Hyderabad – Kolkatta
(S2 310 – 1245 / 1445 hrs)
Check-out of the hotel & transfer to the airport in time to board flight for Kolkatta .
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Day at leisure for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 Kolkatta
Morning proceed for a tour of Kolkatta visiting the Victoria Memorial, one of India's most beautiful monuments, represent a unique combination of classical European architecture and Mughal motifs. The domed and white marble museum sprawls over 64 acres and is set in a landscaped garden at the southern side of the Kolkata's maidan (ground) near Jawaharlal Nehru road.
Nehru Children’s Museum - In order to pay homage to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, National Cultural Association established the Museum in 1972 on Panditji's name on his birthday. The exhibits in the museum which are spread over 4 floors enable a child to take off to the world of epics, the world of science and to dream world. Till the mid 2001, more than 90 million adults and 1 million under-privileged children have stepped inside this Treasure World.
The Museum of the Asiatic society has a large collection of Paintings, Manuscripts, Sculptures, Bronzes, Coins and Inscriptions. Also visit the flower market, the Hawrah Bridge etc.
Day 09 Kolkatta – Mumbai
(9W 218 – 1350 / 1640 hrs)
Check-out of the hotel & transfer to the airport in time to board flight for Mumbai. Meeting and assistance on arrival & transfer to the hotel.
Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 Departure Mumbai
Morning proceed for a full day city tour of the museums of Mumbai covering - Prince of Wales Museum - The basalt stone structure with its large central dome inspired by the Bijapur domes and beautiful gardens are set in a crescent shaped piece of land. The major Endeavour of the Art section at the museum was to develop its collection of Indian paintings so that it represents the different styles and phases. Consequently the collection presents the evolution of painting in India, ranging between 11th and 12th century illustrated palm leaf manuscripts to early 19th century Pahari paintings, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Jahangir Art Gallery, Nehru museum & Planetarium and the Gateway of India.
Victoria and Albert Museum - displays the archaeological finds, maps and photographs, which depict the history of Mumbai.
Jehangir Art Gallery - Bombay's main art gallery, just next to the Prince of Wales Museum, displays changing exhibits by well-known Indian artists. There's plenty of art to be seen outside as well, as the plaza in front of the building is full of artists offering their works for sale and their talents for commission assignments.
Later in the day check-out of the hotel and departure transfer to the International airport in time to board your flight for onward destination.
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