Zagreb, the capital city of the Republic of Croatia, is an old Central European city. For centuries it has been a focal point of culture and science, and now of commerce and industry as well.
It lies on the intersection of important routes between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe.
When the Croatian people achieved their independence in 1991, Zagreb became a capital - a political and administrative centre for the Republic of Croatia. Zagreb is also the hub of the business, academic, cultural, artistic and sporting worlds in Croatia. Many famed scientists, artists and athletes come from the city. In spite of the rapid development of the economy and transportation, it has retained its charm, and a relaxed feeling that makes it a genuinely human city.
Today's Zagreb has grown out of two medieval settlements that for centuries developed on neighboring hills. The first written mention of the city dates from 1094, when a diocese was founded on Kaptol, while in 1242, neighboring Gradec was proclaimed a free and royal city. Both the settlements were surrounded by high walls and towers, remains of which are still preserved.
When Kaptol, Gradec and the surrounding settlements were administratively combined into the integrated city of Zagreb in 1850, the development accelerated still more. The disastrous earthquake of 1880 sparked off the reconstruction and modernization of many shabby neighborhoods and buildings. Prestigious public buildings were erected, parks and fountains were made, and transportation and other infrastructures were organized.
In the 19th century the population increased tenfold. The twe ntieth century brought the Secession style to Zagreb. The city lived in the plenty of a civil society, with firm links with all the central European centers. With an increase in wealth and industry from the 1960s on, the city spread out over the wide plains alongside the Sava River, where a new, contemporary business city has developed.
Day 01: Departure from Jaipur to New Delhi International airport
Day 02: Check-in for flight to Zagreb
Received upon arrival in Zagreb after immigration and custom formalities
Check in at Hostel Moving (http://www.hostelmoving.hr/en/home.html)
In the evening, an interactive theatre night tour: Secrets of Gric
Day 03: Full day tour of city including visits to Museums. Visit to school.
Day 04: Check-out. Departure for Zagreb.
En route visit to Plitvica Lakes
Check in at Hostel Forum (http://en.hostelforumzadar.com/)
Day 05: Morning Tour of city
Full day cruise to Kornati National Park
Day 06: Early morning departure to Zagreb Airport for flight to New Delhi
Day 07: Arrive Delhi. Transfer to Jaipur.