Around India Tour

Time Consumed: 10nights/11days.

Cities Covered: Mumbai – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi – Kolkata – Chennai

Highlights of the tour
# Enjoy the twin delights of golfing and the pulsating ambience of Mumbai. Play golf at the prestigious Willingdon Sports Club and Bombay Presidency Club.

# See the fabled Taj Mahal at Agra.

# Enjoy an excursion to Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan. Ride on elephant back to Amber Fort and pay a visit to the City Palace.

# Visit Old and New Delhi and explore the delights of the capital. Play golf at the scenic Delhi Golf Club which is dotted with moghul architecture and also at the “Jack Nicklaus” signature Classic Golf Resort.

# The Royal Calcutta Golf Club, founded in 1829, is the first to be setup outside of Great Britaini Enjoy your game of Golf here and at the lush green Tollygunj Club, the mecca of Calcutta’s socialites.

# Play a invigorating game of golf in Chennai.

Itineary:
Day 1: Arrival Mumbai
Welcome to India. Transfer to hotel. Morning is free for leisure. In the afternoon sightseeing tour of Mumbai. Visit to Prince of Wales Museum withits extensive collection of fascinating 18th and 19th century miniature paintings. Also visit to Gateway Of India overlooking the Harbour and the Dhobi Ghat, (“the unique and colorful outdoor laundry”). Then drive to Malabar Hills to the lovely Hanging Gardens, and the Kamala Nehru Park, for a wonderful view of Bombay and the Arabian Sea.

Day 2: Mumbai
In the morning, golf at Willingdon Sports Club (18 hole and 4510 yards). The club is situated in the heart of the city. The course is short and not of championship caliber, yet you have to be as accurate as possible to break the par. In the afternoon pay a visit to Bombay Presidency Golf Club (18 holes, length 6230 yards, par 70). The Bombay Presidency Golf Club at Chembur opened in 1940. The implementation of a master plan drawn up by world Golf Star Peter Thompson has made it a fine test of golf. Chembur’s greens are among the slickest and best in India. Of the 110 wooded acres there are all kinds of pitfalls for the staying Golfer, one is even called the Elephant Pit playing here is a test not only of Golf technique but also of boldness and courage.

Day 3: Mumbai-Jaipur
Transfer from hotel to airport in time to board the flight to Jaipur. Reception and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon city tour of Jaipur, will include a visit to the Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and the City Palace (the royal residence built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal Styles).

Day 4: Jaipur-Agra
In the morning visit the Amber Fort on an Elephant back. In the afternoon leave Jaipur and drive to Agra (221kms/5.30hrs) en route, visit to Fatehpur Sikhri, the fairytale city and palace built in the 16th Century Emperor Akbar. Upon arrival check in at hotel.

Day 5: Agra-Delhi
In the morning, visit to Agra Fort, (built principally as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565, in red sandstone). It was partially converted into a palace during Shah Jahan’s time. Later visit the Taj Mahal. Transfer from hotel to the airport in time to board the flight to Delhi.

Day 6: Delhi
In the morning combined sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, including visit to Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar. Also drive past India Gate, Rastrapati Bhawan and Diplomatic Enclave. In the afternoon play golf at Delhi Golf Club (18 holes, length 6954 yards, par 73). The course is 6954 yards with 18 holes of difficult Golf. It is laid out on the site of one of the eight cities of Delhi. This gives the course which covers a generous 220 acres, Its unique charm. Many Tombs are dotted throughout the 18 holes here. In the heart of one of the words most historical capitals, Delhi offers an unique golfing experience.

Day 7: Delhi-Kolkata
In the morning play Golf at Classic Golf Resort, Gurgaon (27 holes, length 7114 yards, par 72). Afternoon transfer to airport from the Golf Course in time to board flight to Kolkata.

Day 8: Kolkata
The tour begins from the Victoria Memorial. Visit to the Indian Museum built in 1875, it’s the largest and probably the best museum in India. Other attractions include St Paul’s Cathedral and Fort William. Drive past to the Raj Bhawan and High Court. Thetour concludes at “The Missionaries of Charity”, founded by Mother Teresa in 1950. In the afternoon play Golf at Royal Calcutta Club (old course 18 holes, length 6988 yards, par 73). The Royal Calcutta Golf Club was founded in 1829 and was the first golf club outside Scotland and England. The countryside over which the course was laid was originally paddy fields, consequently it is flat. Over more than 100 years mounds have been built and thousands of tree planted. The most conspicuous features are its numerous lotus filled tanks, (large ponds), natural water hazards, strategically located. Ranking as a long championship course, the strongest features of the Royal are its par, 4 holes, requiring not only accuracy in drive placements off the tee, but strong long game of golf, nonetheless Royal Calcutta ensures a welcome, warm hospitality that is sincere.

Day 9: Kolkata
In the morning play golf at Tollygunj Club (18 holes) with its very pleasant 18 hole course. The 200 years Old Club House at Tolly was once the stately mansion of an indigo planter by the name of Richard Johnson. When he died, the plantation was acquired by the family of the famous Tipu Sultan of Mysore who transformed it into a Royal Park. Afternoon is free for leisure.

Day 10: Kolkata-Chennai
Transfer from the hotel to the airport in time to board flight to Chennai. Reception on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Day is free for leisure.

Day 11: Chennai
In the morning play golf at Madras Golf Club. The Madras Gymkhana Club started a golf section (browns) in 1886. The course runs through the Guindy Race Course and offers challenging golf for the new and seasoned player. In afternoon excursion to Mahaballipuram . Evening transfer to international airport for departure from Chennai.

END OF TOUR.