DAY 01: PORT BLAIR
Upon arrival at Port Blair, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel/resort, freshen up, and then immerse yourself in the leisure and enchantment of this captivating Island destination. In the evening, be part of the mesmerizing Light and Sound Show at Historical Cellular Jail, where the saga of India’s freedom struggle comes to life.
Crowned ‘Asia’s Best Beach’ by TIME magazine, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a tropical paradise with 570 islands, including the unique Barren Island – South Asia’s sole active volcano. They boast a rich history dating back 2,200 years, and genetic studies suggest even earlier habitation, making them a vital link in the coastal migration of humans from Africa to Southeast Asia, Japan, and Oceania. Home to a rich tapestry of indigenous communities, these islands offer a unique blend of traditions and languages, making them a fascinating destination. The name ‘Andaman’ carries an air of antiquity, with Italian traveler Niccolò de’ Conti (c. 1440) proposing that it means ‘Island of Gold.’ Explore this captivating blend of natural beauty and ancient allure.
Explore Port Blair, the captivating capital of the Andaman Islands. Here, nature’s beauty meets tranquility, making it an ideal escape for those seeking relaxation and adventure. Dive into the underwater wonderland. Don’t miss the nearby gems like Barren Islands, Corbyn’s Cove, and Ross Island. In the evening, prepare to be mesmerized by the light and sound show at the Historical Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani. This imposing colonial prison played a pivotal role in India’s fight for freedom, earning a chilling reputation as one of the world’s most inhumane places. Echoes of the prisoners’ struggles and the harrowing tales of their endurance still linger, ensuring this history comes to life.
DAY 02: PORT BLAIR – HAVELOCK ISLAND
After breakfast, begin your day with a visit to Corbyn’s Cove Beach. This pristine beach is known for its serene blue waters and lush green coconut palms. It’s a water sports haven and a gateway to explore the vibrant underwater coral reefs through activities like scuba diving. Later, head to the jetty for your journey to Havelock Island. Upon arrival, relax and then explore the Blue Flag Certified Radha Nagar Beach, a perfect spot for swimming and relaxation.
Havelock Island is a tropical paradise known for its white sandy beaches, palm-fringed shores, and abundant marine life. You can explore the coral reefs through snorkeling, and witness turtles, fish, sea cucumbers, and dolphins. Radhanagar Beach, rated the finest in Asia by The Times Magazine, is an ideal spot for swimming and sunbathing.
DAY 04: HAVELOCK ISLAND
After breakfast, head to ‘Elephant Beach,’ also called Coral Beach.
Elephant Beach, a top destination in the Andaman Islands, is renowned for snorkeling and a variety of thrilling water activities, including Jet Ski rides, Banana Boat rides, and Sea Walks. With its stunning coral reefs and vibrant marine life, it’s a paradise for snorkelers.
DAY 05: HAVELOCK ISLAND – NEIL ISLAND
After breakfast, journey to Neil Island, where you’ll discover two splendid beaches. Bharatpura Beach, known for its white sand and shallow waters, is perfect for swimming, relaxation, and engaging in water activities like snorkeling, boat diving, and boat tours. Laxmanpura Beach, another white sand coral beach, offers stunning sunset views, and you can’t miss the ‘Natural Bridge,’ a unique formation created by corals.
DAY 05: NEIL ISLAND – PORT BLAIR
After breakfast, return to Port Blair. Upon arrival, indulge in the picturesque beauty of Chidyatapu Beach, a mesmerizing sunset spot that sets the perfect scene for your Andaman adventure. Explore the city’s other captivating attractions during the day, and as the sun dips below the horizon, the evening is yours to enjoy at your own pace.
DAY 06: PORT BLAIR – DELHI
After breakfast, a seamless and punctual transfer to Port Blair Airport, aligned with your scheduled flight to Delhi. Upon your arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to hotel/resort. Then, at your convenience, you can head out for sightseeing, visits, and immerse yourself in Delhi’s rich heritage and culture with a unique blend of ancient and modern.
Nestled along the Yamuna River, Delhi, India’s capital, is a city of immense historical significance and cultural richness. It boasts UNESCO World Heritage Sites, preserves the British colonial charm, and is home to a myriad of ancient relics and historic wonders. The city seamlessly blends ancient and medieval architecture and boasts captivating museums, inspiring art galleries, lively performing arts, delectable dining options, and bustling markets that infuse life into every corner. Prepare to be enthralled by Delhi’s timeless tapestry of history and culture.
Explore Delhi’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Qutub Complex, and Humayun’s Magnificent Tomb, and Discover the fusion of tradition, spirituality, and architectural magnificence at Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple. A stunning symbol of millennia-old Hindu culture, this masterpiece was built by over 8,000 global volunteers, a testament to human unity and faith. Step into a world where timeless traditions thrive in the modern age. Enjoy a leisurely evening on your own.
DAY 07: DELHI
After breakfast, immerse yourself in Delhi’s rich heritage and culture with a unique blend of Walking and Car Tours. Explore the authentic Delhi, designed by those who know it best. As the sun sets, experience the captivating Red Fort Light & Sound Show, where history comes to life against the backdrop of this grand monument.
Step into the enchanting heritage of Shahjahanabad, Delhi’s walled city. Here, history comes to life amidst vibrant markets, colorful shops, charming architecture, exquisite cuisine, and rich traditions. Don’t miss iconic landmarks like the majestic Jama Mosque (Masjid-i Jahān-Numā) and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Red Fort (Lal Qila). In the afternoon or evening, venture into New Delhi, the modern counterpart to the former British capital of India. A journey through the contrasts of this city will reveal the rich tapestry of India’s past and its dynamic present.
DAY 08: DELHI – AGRA
(Approximately 210 kilometers, or a 3-4 hour drive)
After breakfast, we will drive to the “Indian heritage city Agra.” Upon arriving in Agra, we will embark on a journey of sightseeing and visits.
Nestled on the serene banks of the Yamuna River, Agra is a global treasure, alluring millions each year to witness the iconic Taj Mahal and explore its historical riches. Known for Mughal architectural mastery, Agra boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal. Immerse yourself in a tapestry of history, architectural marvels, and artistic heritage, leaving an indelible mark on your soul. Agra is a must-visit destination.
Embark on a heritage journey in Agra, where history comes to life with every step. Begin your exploration with the iconic Taj Mahal, a world wonder and emblem of India’s rich history. Celebrated as the ‘Jewel of Architecture,’ it represents the zenith of Mughal design and stands proudly as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Next, delve into the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort, a monumental witness to significant Mughal events, and marvel at its red sandstone beauty known as the ‘Qila-i-Akbari.’ Conclude your day with a visit to the exquisite Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb, a Mughal masterpiece from Emperor Jahangir’s era. Often dubbed the ‘Baby Taj Mahal,’ it’s renowned for inspiring the grandeur of the Taj, leaving you captivated by the artistic legacy of the Mughal dynasty.
DAY 09: AGRA IN AND AROUND
Begin your day with a captivating sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, a moment of awe and inspiration. Following this breathtaking experience, return to your hotel or resort to rejuvenate and prepare for a day filled with exploration in and around the enchanting city of Agra.
Indulge in the timeless beauty of Sikandra Tomb, where Mughal Emperor Akbar, one of India’s revered rulers, rests eternally. This magnificent mausoleum stands as a testament to his visionary aesthetics, adorned with an enchanting garden lovingly crafted by his son, Emperor Jahangir.
Embark on a captivating journey to Fatehpur Sikri, just a 40-minute drive from the heart of Agra city, known as the “City of Victory.” This UNESCO World Heritage site, conceived by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century, serves as an embodiment of architectural brilliance. This historic city briefly served as the capital of the Mughal Empire, leaving an indelible mark on Indian urban design with its majestic Mughal architectural style and grand gateways.
DAY 10: AGRA / DELHI
After breakfast, transfer to Agra Airport or continue your drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to Delhi International Airport.
Delhi International Airport, situated approximately 210 kilometers away, can be reached comfortably in just 3-4 hours by road travel.
Embark on a mesmerizing 10-day journey with our meticulously crafted ‘Andaman Islands with the Taj Mahal’ itinerary. This extraordinary voyage takes you through the Andaman Islands, Delhi, Agra, and Fatehpur Sikri, with each destination being a radiant gem blending natural wonders and heritage treasures. Discover India’s captivating island destinations, where pristine beaches, crystal-blue waters, and a rich tapestry of indigenous communities await your exploration. Surrender to nature’s spellbinding beauty and immerse yourself in India’s ancient and medieval history as you navigate through some of the world’s most sought-after locations. From the picturesque beaches and serene relaxation to the resplendent architectural marvels and awe-inspiring surroundings, this journey offers a diverse tapestry of experiences. Over the centuries, this region has witnessed illustrious rulers and dynasties, whose stories of heroism and romance come to life through timeless monuments. Immerse yourself in ancient Indian and captivating Indo-British art and architecture while discovering world-famous sites, magnificent UNESCO-listed landmarks, and world-class museums brimming with history and breathtaking beauty. All of this, set against the backdrop of a mesmerizing holiday experience, ensures your trip will be truly unforgettable.