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If India is known to exists in villages, India also exits through the major cities. Among the big and the large cities of the world one has to mention the joy city Calcutta, financial capital of India Mumbai and the administrative capital Delhi, cyber city Bangalore and the Cyberabad which is in Hyderabad built we have hundreds of cities like Kanpur, Indore, Madras, Srinagar, Lucknow, Bhopal to name a few:

 
 

Best of India with Kerala

 

Duration: 28 Nights / 29 Days
Places Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Mount Abu - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi - Madras - Tanjore - Madurai - Periyar - Alleppey - Cochin - Coimbatore - Ooty - Mysore - Belur - Halebid - Bangalore - Mumbai

Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel where a welcome ceremony awaits you. Girls dressed in traditional Indian attire anoint your forehead with ‘a red tikka’ followed by ceremonial garlanding.

Day 02: Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast embark on a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi including the Red fort and the Jama masjid, post lunch tour of New Delhi to include Qutab Minar, India Gate, Humayun's tomb and the Lakshmi Narayan temple.

Day 03: Delhi - Jaipur
Morning drive to jaipur, the fabled ‘pink city’ of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharajah of Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur by lunch and check inn to your hotel. After Lunch and some rest visit the City Palace, the royal residence of the Maharajah of Jaipur and later visit the Observatory dating back to the 18th century and also visit the Palace of winds (Hawa Mahal). Evening enjoy your dinner with cultural Rajasthani folk dance programme.

Day 04: Jaipur - Pushkar
Morning after breakfast visit the majestic Amber Fort where you ride up on elephants back to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of wooded hills. Later explore shopping centres of jaipur and drive to Pushkar. Arrive Pushkar and check inn to your hotel. Evening enjoy the camel Fair.

Day 05: Pushkar
Enjoy the various events and activities in Pushkar fair the whole day.

Day 06: Pushkar - Udaipur
After breakfast drive to Udaipur (the Venice of the east). Arrive Udaipur in the evening and check inn to your hotel.

Day 07: Udaipur
After Breakfast make a visit to the City Palace, built in 1725 and later visit Sahelion ki Bari, the gardens the maids-of-honour. After lunch make a trip to Nagda and Eklingji to see the beautiful temples in their ruins.

Day 08: Udaipur - Mt. Abu via Ranakpur
Morning drive to the only hill resort of Rajasthan Mt.Abu enroute visiting the famous Jain temples of Ranakpur. Arrive Mt.Abu and check inn to your hotel. Evening at leisure.

Day 09: Mt. Abu - Jodhpur
Morning at leisure to enjoy the scenic beauty of this hill station. After lunch transfer to Jodhpur.

Day 10: Jodhpur
Start the city tour of Jodhpur visiting the Mehrangarh Fort museum and Jaswant thada, the cremation spot of the royal family. After lunch visit the ancient capital of Marwar-Mandore.

Day 11: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Morning drive to Jaisalmer situated deep in the heart of the Thar desert. Arrive Jaisalmer and shortly after lunch visit the Chhatris of Maharwals and later Camel ride at Sam for sunset.

Day 12: Jaisalmer - Bikaner
Leave for Bikaner and arrive by lunch. After lunch make a tour of Junagarh Fort and its fabulous palaces.

Day 13: Bikaner - Mandawa
After breakfast transfer to Mandawa (an old castle in Rajasthan). Post lunch session includes a small visit of Mandawa to appreciate the painted Havelis on the ancient and the famous silk route.

Day 14: Mandawa - Bharatpur
Drive to Bharatpur (famous for keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary). Evening make a visit to the sanctuary.

Day 15: Bharatpur - Agra
Early morning make a visit to the sanctuary to see the birds in their natural habitat. After breakfast drive down to Agra (The city of Tajmahal). Arrive Agra by lunch after a tour of the beautiful city of Fatehpur Sikri, the Old capital of Mughal emperor Akbar. Post lunch tour of the world famous Tajmahal and of the Red Fort. Later explore the shopping centres of Agra. Evening enjoy special cocktail dinner.

Day 16: Agra - Delhi - Madras
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to Delhi domestic airport to connect flight to Madras. Arrive Madras in the evening and check inn to your hotel.

Day 17: Madras
Full day city tour of Madras including the Snake park and Kapaleeswara temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the museum.

Day 18: Madras - Tanjore
Morning drive to Tanjore and check inn to your hotel. Evening at leisure.

Day 19: Tanjore - Madurai
Morning start the tour of Tanjore visiting the Brihadeshwara Temple, a typical architecture from the 11th century. Later visit the Saraswati Mahal Library. After lunch depart for Madurai , arrive in the evening and transfer to your hotel.

Day 20: Madurai - Periyar
Morning visit the world famous Meenakshi Sundereshwara temple, a huge Dravidian temple complex. After lunch depart for Periyar wild life sanctuary. Arrive Periyar in the evening and check inn hotel.

Day 21: Periyar - Alleppey
Morning boat cruise on the lake to get a closer look at the wild elephants. Later drive to reach the small beautiful town of Allepey situated on the backwaters of Kerala.

Day 22: Allepey - Cochin
After breakfast boat cruise on the backwaters of Kerala (three hours from boat) and than continue by Road to Cochin. Arrive Cochin and visit the Chinese fishing nets in the backwaters of Cochin. Overnight at boat.

Day 23: Cochin
Sea Boat Ride To Visit Various Islands And Churches, Santa cruz Basilica, Mattancherry Palace, Jewish synagogue, Dutch palace, St. Franchis. Overnight at boat.

Day 24: Cochin - Coimbatore
After breakfast drive to Coimbatore also called the ‘Manchester of South India’. Arrive by lunch and soon after lunch visit the Maruthamalai temple.

Day 25: Coimbatore - Ooty
Morning drive to the queen of hill stations,Ooty known for its salubrious climate and scenic beauty. Arrive Ooty by lunch and rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 26: Ooty - Mysore
Morning depart for Mysore (wonderful historic town and evidence city to exhibit the oldest Indian richest economy). Arrive by lunch and shortly after lunch visit the Mysore Palace, once the capital seat of power of the ruling Wodeyars. Also visit the Brindavan Garden, Chamundeeswri temple, Tipu’s summer palace.

Day 27: Mysore - Belur - Halebid
Transfer to Belur, the superbly preserved Chennkesava Temple here is a tribute to the skill and genius of the medieval craftsman. Later visit Halebid temple 10 kms. From Belur, a riot of carvings left incomplete after 80 years of labour.

Day 28: Halebid - Bangalore
Drive to Bangalore to catch flight to Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai in the evening and transfer to your hotel.

Day 29: Mumbai and Departure
After breakfast proceed for a half day city tour of Mumbai visiting Kamla Nehru park, Hanging gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar hill offering a panoramic view of Marine Drive and Chawpatty beach, Prince of wales museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India and drive through the Crawford market.

Evening Transfer to international Airport in time to board flight for onward destination.

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The One Month Exotic India Tour Package

 

Duration : 36 days / 35 Nights
Destinations : Delhi – Srinagar – Gulmarg – Jaipur – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Varanasi – Khajuraho – Mumbai – Aurangabad – Kochi – Alleppey – Trivandrum – Kanyakumari – Trivandrum – Kochi – Lakshadweep - Kochi - Bhubaneswar – Puri – Bhubaneswar - Guwahati – Cherrapunjee – Kaziranga - Delhi.


This is a package designed keeping in mind the requirements of a person who wishes to tread through entire India. Covering every part of India will take a long time, so we decided to cover the most important and most splendid attraction in India. The One Month Exotic India Tour Package is not covering randomly chosen destination, but destinations that are the most popular amongst frequent travelers. This one month long tour takes you to all kinds of landscape that you will find in India. Ranging from the high altitude places like Srinagar and Gulmarg to low lying deserts of Rajasthan, from sea shores of Mumbai and Kerala to the forest covered regions of north east, everything finds a place in this one of a kind tour package. India is a country rich in all virtues like history and natural beauty. There are many places that boast about the famous heritage monuments that they have. Some states show the wildlife parks as their proud possessions. While some are simply plain paradises on earth. The One Month Exotic India Tour Package covers all such scintillating places that magnetize you to this magical country called India.

Highlights of The One Month Exotic India Tour Package

» Sightseeing in capital city of Delhi.
» Stay in a houseboat in Srinagar.
» Exciting Shikara ride in Dal Lake.
» Golf on Highest green top golf course of the world in Gulmarg.
» Viewing of Taj Mahal under moonlit skies.
» Visit To Historical Monuments of Fatehpur Sikri.
» Pilgrimage to holy destination of Varanasi and Sarnath.
» Exploration of Khajuraho Temples.
» Sightseeing tour in Mumbai suburbs and beaches.
» Visit to the world heritage site of Ajanta and Ellora Caves.
» Refreshing Backwater cruise in Allepey Backwater.
» Watersports on the magnificent beaches of Lakshadweep Islands.
» Full day at Kanyakumari,the southern most part of Indian mainland .
» Visit to the famous Konark Sun Temple, a world heritage site.
» Sightseeing in Cherrapunjee, the wettest place on earth.


Day 1 : Arrival at Delhi
Fly into Capital city of Delhi. From airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Check into your hotel room. Spend the remaining day according to your interests. Rest in your room to remove all the travel exhaustion or you can step out for shopping.

Day 2 : Delhi Sightseeing
The days starts your most awaited complete India tour with Delhi sightseeing. A tight scheduled day awaits you so keep up the speed and energy levels so as to cover maximum number of Delhi wonders on the day. We kick off the day by visiting the famous Qutab Minar. Take a good look at this exquisite work of architecture which is the tallest minaret in India built of red sandstone. Few meters to the side of Qutab Minar is the iron pillar that never rusts. Although you are no more allowed to touch it, but gaze at it and get mesmerized. From here we drive past Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan. We make a short stop at India Gate which is probably the greenest part of Delhi. Enjoy around 15 minutes around this landmark. We then move to Akshardham Temple, the newest member in the class of wonders. You will be magnetized just by one look on this out of the world architectural work and carvings. We take a short break for lunch and then head to heritage world of Old Delhi. Take the unique rickshaw ride on the streets of famous Chandni Chowk (the once royal market of Mughals). Like many other adjoining streets, this too will be chaotic. But the skills of rickshaw driver zipping across the street jam packed with people, market clutter and other mode of transport will definitely amaze you to no height. Shopping here is a real pleasure and very exciting. Shop for jewelry items from the famous jewelry market Dariba Kalan. Right opposite to the market is the world heritage site Red Fort. The fort holds the attractions of Diwan-i-Khas and Diwan-i-Am, watch the magnificent carvings on the palace walls which were once embedded with precious stones. Shop for many handicraft items, fake ivory jewelry, and miniature paintings from the famous Meena Bazaar inside the fort. Stay back to enjoy the pleasing Light and Sound show, which depicts the glorious history of Mughals. Then we are back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3 : To Srinagar
Early Morning, we set off for Srinagar by flight. The time taken for the journey is not much and we reach there in morning itself. We have complete day in our hand. Stay in Srinagar has been arranged in a houseboat on the Dal Lake, impressed. Rest for a while and soak in the purity in the atmosphere that will refresh you instantly. After a delicious Kashmiri lunch on the houseboat itself, we leave for the multihued Mughal Gardens, which are situated right by the side of Dal Lake. We come back to Dal lake. We will take you for a refreshing shikara ride. Shopping during the boat ride is a major part of the fun. You will literally get everything you need here itself. From daily household items to locally made Pashmina shawls, that too at great prices. However don't hesitate to bargain, as it will be necessary to get a good deal. Overnight stay in the houseboat.

Day 4 : Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar (92 Km)
Amidst the tall pine trees and scintillating aroma of fresh flowers, your first morning in Srinagar begins. After a light breakfast, we start our journey to Gulmarg which is renowned as the center of skiing in India. By the time we reach Gulmarg, your eyes would have had a look on the most beautiful palces in Kashmir. Gulmarg is a place full of activities to do and only an active traveler can make the best out of it. Whether you will be able to do skiing, will depend on the season you are visiting. In winters, skiing is at its peak, otherwise there is the highest green top golf course in the world. Treat yourself to some good rounds of golf in the picturesque golf course. Also get on the Gondola lift (Cable car) that will take you to the top of Apherwat. View of the surrounding hill area is simply spellbinding. From here you get to see the Nanga Parbat mountain, the fourth highest peak in the world. In the evening, we head back to Srinagar. Overnight stay at the houseboat.

Day 5 : Srinagar – Jaipur (By Flight)
Early morning after a sumptuous breakfast, we leave for the heritage state of Rajasthan. First stop is Jaipur. From airport, you are directly taken to your hotel for rest. In the evening, we take you to the majestic Amber fort which is around 11 km away from the city center. The best way of reaching the fort is by taking an elephant ride, so lets do it. The fort is situated on a high hilltop and the sights of the surrounding areas from inside the fort are really scintillating. View the magical sunset over the far off hill ranges which will be a sight to be remembered for a lifetime. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6 : Jaipur Sightseeing – Night To Jaisalmer
Gear yourself for a splendid day. Jaipur is simply an outstanding city to explore. First we visit the Hawa Mahal. Take a look at the many antiques and artifacts in the small museum inside the palace. We then move onto the famous City Palace which is not too far from here. The premise is huge and covers one seventh of the total city area. Inside there are many complex like Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal , Sabha Niwas. Each complex is famous for different things. Visit the museum inside the Mubarak Mahal that showcases royal costumes of the great rulers whereas Sileh Khana has a huge collection of weapons and artilleries used by the armies of these great kings. Do not forget to visit the many shops inside the complex from where you can buy many locally made items. The royal family still resides here. There is a hotel as well which caters only to the guests of royal family. Every part of the palace is a treat for the eyes, so take your time and explore it at your own pace. Situated just walking distance away, is the Jantar Mantar of Jaipur, the astronomical observatory. From here we move onto some famous markets in the city like Johari bazaar which is famous for the jewelery and precious stones. At night, we take an overnight train to Jaisalmer.

Day 7 : Jaisalmer Arrival
We reach Jaisalmer at afternoon. You will be transferred to your hotel from the railway station. Today you will have the most unique experience of your life. In the evening we take you for a camel safari on the magnificent sand dunes of Thar. In the evening time, the reddish hue of the desert sand due to the setting sun will take your breath away. Enjoy every moment of the slow and lethargic ride on the camel back. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 08: Jaisalmer Sightseeing
With the rising sun, Thar sand gets a glittering color of gold. Wake up to it and get ready for a day of history sightseeing in Jaisalmer. We start the day by visiting the world famous Jaisalmer Fort. The fort is situated on Trikuta hills which is around 250 ft high. The fort is also called Sonar Quila for the golden color that it reflects during the sunrise and sunsets. Just stare at its beauty and get amazed. While inside the fort, shop for the traditional arts and crafts from the many shops inside the fort itself. We also visit the many Jaisalmer havelis that are also as famous as the fort. In the night we take an overnight train to Jodhpur.

Day 09: To Jodhpur, Jodhpur – Udaipur (Evening)(260 KM)
We reach Jodhpur by early morning. You will be transferred to your hotel, rest for a while to remove all the travel exhaustion. Jodhpur is just a connecting stop between Jaisalmer and Udaipur. We won't be going out for sighseeing or spending a full day here. Although you have ample time to explore the nearby areas before another long journey. After a spicy Rajasthani lunch, we head for Udaipur by road. The journey would be around 260 km. By night, we reach Udaipur. Check into hotel for a much awaited resting session. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Udaipur Sightseeing
Wake up to the splendid morning rays for another day in the heritage state of Rajasthan. Day 11 awaits you with the magnificent Udaipur city ready to reveal its secrets to you. First we visit the famous Lake Palace which is situated right in the center of shimmering Lake Pichola. Notice its reflection on the lake. In the evening, when the lights come on in the palace, the sight is so mesmerizing that it just cannot be described in words. Durbar Hall in the Fateh Prakash hotel is another attraction that will enchant you. The lavish interiors depict the royalty of Rajasthan rulers. Inside the Fateh Prakash Palace itself, there is crystal gallery which is full of exquisite and rare precious stones. Look at the jewel studded carpet which has become the best attraction of this crystal gallery. In the evening, under the setting sun, we take a refreshing boat ride in Lake Pichola. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11: Udaipur – Ranthambore
Today is the day, we make our trip to the first national park on this tour, Ranthambore. The journey starts only in the late evening. So let us capitalize on the day by visiting all the major shopping markets in Udaipur. The city is probably the best shopping place in Rajasthan after Jaipur. The variety for different items is simply astounding. Do not miss out on the vibrant puppets, handmade for making them long lasting. The miniature art forms are also very famous. After evening snacks, we move to Udaipur railway station to catch train to Sawai Madhopur. We reach there around midnight, so special care is taken for the next 11 km journey to Ranthambore. As soon we reach Ranthambore, you will be taken to the Jungle resort already booked for you. Its time for goodnight sleep.

Day 12: Ranthambore Sightseeing
Mornings are without a doubt the best time to go for a Jungle ride. So cut short your sleep to wake up to the early morning mists and get ready for a safari in Ranthambore Wildlife park. The national park is spread out in an area of around 500 sq km. Keep your eyes open for spotting the king of the jungle and other jungle animals. Keep a binocular handy as the park is full of numerous varieties of birds also. In the afternoon, we take you to the majestic Ranthambore Fort that is situated on a high hill. The nature nicely balances the presence of the fort with the surroundings. After exploring the core areas of the park, we return to our jungle resort. Overnight stay at the jungle resort.

Day 13: Ranthambore – Jaipur(130 Km) – Agra
Out of your sleep by listening to the soft chirping of the birds and scent of morning fresh nature, in the lap of nature. After morning breakfast, we leave for Jaipur which is around 130 km away. We travel by road. After reaching Jaipur, we move straight to the airport in Jaipur. From here, we take flight to the city of the magnificent Taj Mahal, Agra. We take you straight to your hotel in Agra suburbs. During the night time, make plans to visit the Taj. The view of the Taj under the moonlit skies is simply magical. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14: Agra and Fatehpur Sikri Sightseeing
Start the day early to catch the glimpse of Taj Mahal with the rays of rising sun. If the seventh wonder seemed magical under moonlit skies, the morning sight too will look heavenly. Take your time to tread through all corners of the complex. We continue our ride to the UNESCO recognized world heritage site, Fatehpur Sikri, the once capital of Akbar. All the main attractions in this sleepy town are still very well preserved, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, Palace of Jodha Bai, Panch Mahal, Diwan-i-Aam and Diwan-i-Khas are the best and are worth a visit. In the evening, Back to Agra to catch an overnight train to Varanasi.

Day 15: Arriving at Varanasi
We reach Varanasi around noon. You will be directly transferred to your hotel. This has been a long train journey, so you must be requiring some rest. Resign into your cozy hotel room and rejuvenate yourself. The spiritual atmosphere that hangs over the city helps you relax quite quickly. As the evening sets in, take a stroll through the narrow streets of Varanasi and visit the world famous Varanasi ghats. By sun set, the ghats will be bustling with activities and evening puja rituals. The constant ringing of bells, the sound of devotional songs from the many temples on the ghats, will take you into a world higher than this one. Spend some time amidst the devotees before returning to your hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 16: Varanasi and Sarnath Sightseeing
With the first rays of the sun, the devotional songs from the temples starts. Take a bath in River Ganges along with thousands of other devotees and feel the purity seep into your body. Book for some puja ritual and become a part of the devotion that permeates the city atmosphere. Later that day, we visit Sarnath, the center of Buddhism which is around 10 km away from Varanasi. Sarnath is famous for the numerous towers and Buddhist stupas. The most renowned are the Dharamarajika Stupa and the Ashoka pillar that has the capital of four lions sitting atop it. It is the national emblem of India. In the evening we head back to Varanasi for the overnight stay.

Day 17: off to Khajuraho
Most of the earlier days have all started in early mornings, but today the morning session is absolutely according to your interests. Sleep as long as you want or catch the early morning freshness with a hot cup of tea, though latter one is more refreshing. In the afternoon, we catch a train to the city of Khajuraho. We get down at Mahoba at time well past midnight. Special arrangements have been done for your transfer to Khajuraho which is around 60 km from Mahoba station. Overnight stay at Khajuraho hotel.

Day 18: Khajuraho Sightseeing
The day breaks not long after you have gone to sleep, so for first half of the day, we remain at the hotel. After a delicious lunch, we head out for exploring the magnificent Khajuraho temples. Make use of every moment you spend around these one of a kind temples in the whole world. The Walls of Khajuraho temples are carved with many erotic sculptures which have made these temples world famous. We stay back till late evening so that we will be able to witness the real splendor of the temples under floodlights. The spectacle will leave you breathless, but not for too long. Back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 19: Khajuraho – Mumbai
In the noon, we catch a flight a the commercial capital of India, Mumbai. We reach there in the late evening. After check in into your hotel, rest for the day to remove the exhaustion of three previous hectic days. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 20: Mumbai Sightseeing
If you are lucky enough, you might just be able to see stars early in the morning. Wake up with the rising sun and we will take you to Juhu beach near which many Bollywood actors stay. If it's your day, you might just spot a super star jogging along the coast. Beaches definitely are the main attractions of the city but there are few other attractions as well. In the morning, we visit Gateway of India. The gateway is built on the edge of the city. It is considered as an entry and exit point to the city. It was from here the last British ship left during Indian independence. After exploring the landmark structure, we visit the Haji Ali Mosque which is an important pilgrim spot for Muslims. The mosque is located around 500 m into the sea and is linked to the mainland only by a causeway. As the evening sets, we take a boat ride to the renowned Elephanta caves which are situated on an island not too far away from here. Within an hour we reach the caves which are recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO. At the entrance of the cave, you will find the statues of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. The statues are all exceptionally well carved. There are two huge elephant sculptures as well on the entrance, probably the reason the caves were named Elephanta. Inside, you will find sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses carved on the walls of these rock cut caves. We return to Mumbai hotel for overnight stay.

Day 21: Mumbai – Aurangabad
Wake up early to catch your flight to Aurangabad. The distance between the two cities is not two much and it will take only around 45 minutes to reach the destination. After checking into the hotel we will be leaving for the famous Ajanta and Ellora caves as soon as possible. A two hour ride will take us to the historic Ajanta and Ellora caves. As we reach the caves, notice the sudden silence and heaviness the air. Ajanta and Ellora caves have been recognized as a world heritage sites by UNESCO. The caves are the best specimens of rock cut caves that are there in India. There are around 34 Ajanta caves and around 29 Ellora caves. The engravings and figures on the walls of the cave depict that the caves were used as a retreat and a learning center by Buddhist monks. The figures on the walls are from many stories from the Jatakas, the tales of many Buddha incarnations. In Ellora caves, you will find paintings relating to three religions, Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Though you will be able to distinguish between them as the caves dedicated to same religion are all together. Spend the whole day exploring the caves. In the evening we return to our hotel in Aurangabad. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 22: Aurangabad - Kochi
Today is the day when we visit the much celebrated 'God's Own Country', Kerala. You will taken on time to airport for your flight to Kochi. You will be directly taken to your hotel for check in. In the afternoon, we will visit few nearby spice plantations. Spice tourism is said to be the next big thing that is going to happen in Kerala tourism. Cardamom, ginger, pepper, vanilla are the few of the most common spices in Kerala. In the evening, we return back to our hotel for overnight stay.

Day 23: Kochi - Allepey
After a sumptuous Kerala special breakfast, we leave early for Alleppey. The distance between the two cities is around 60 km which wont take more than an hour and a half. We take you straight to your hotel as soon as we reach Alleppey. After a short rest, get ready to experience the magic of Kerala backwaters. As your boat cruises through many backwater channels, just lie relaxed on your seat and enjoy the serene environment that will take you into world above normal. The backwaters is covered by palm trees on both sides making the sun play hide and seek with you. After a full day in natures lap, we head back to our hotel for overnight stay.

Day 24: Alleppey To Trivandrum
Wake up to another magnificent morning in the beautiful state of Kerala. Today we take a ride to the capital city of Trivandrum. The distance between the two cities is around 160 km and will take around 4 hrs. Every inch of this state is nothing less than a paradise, so don't let this journey go waste. Keep your eyes upon and look out for some of the best sceneries you would have ever seen. We directly move to hotel. Still a major part of the day is remaining. We utilize it by visiting the renowned Padmanabhaswamy Temple. It is one of the most visited temples in Kerala and is famous for the gold plated image of Lord Vishnu. We also visit some of main markets in the city from where you can buy some ethnic and traditional items of Kerala. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 25: Trivandrum – Kanyakumari
Day 25 is set aside for sightseeing in the splendidly charming city of Kanyakumari. Early morning, after a delicious dosa and sambar breakfast, we head out for Kanyakumari. The journey is around 88 km long and will take somewhere between 3-4 hours. We will be straight away start with our sightseeing tour of the city. In Kanyakumari, all the attractions are situated close to each other. So we cover all the places like Kanyakumari Temple, Gandhi Mandapam and Vivekananda Rock memorial at one go. Also spend some time meditating in the meditation hall in the Rock memorial. As the evening falls, we take you to the multicolored Kanyakumari beach. Spend some high quality time indulging in water sports and shopping before heading back to Trivandrum. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 26: Trivandrum – Kochi
Early morning we leave for Kochi. This is probably the longest road journey that we have done till now on this tour. But nothing to worry about, you will love every moment of it and at the end, you will only wish if the journey was a bit more long. We reach Kochi by noon and directly check into hotel. The rest of the day is according to your interests. Just like the mornings, the evenings too in Kerala are really refreshing. Visit the shops in the city and spend some time shopping for some unique items. Interact with people, and you will be really flattered by their humbleness and helping nature. jOvernight stay at the hotel.

Day 27: Kochi – Lakshadweep
A day of traveling is how Day 27 can be called. Get yourself ready for a daylong cruise in Arabian sea. Early morning we leave for the virgin islands of Lakshadweep by a ship. Through the calm waters of the sea. The ship has all the facilites that will make your cruise a pretty comfortable one. So enjoy every moment of your journey. Looking at the sunset on the horizon, from the middle of the sea is something special. Overnight on the ship.

Day 28 : On The Islands of Lakshadweep
We reach Lakshadweep at early morning. You are transferred directly to a beach resort. Rest for some time before visiting the sublime beaches of the islands. There are great facilities for watersports on the beaches. So indulge in activities like kayaking, snorkelling, para sailing and scuba diving. At night lie on your back on the beach and look skywards. The crystal clear and star studded sky, that probably is not visible in cities or towns anymore, will leave you breathless. Make sure that you don't doze off on the beach itself under the effect of cool breeze. Overnight at the beach resort.

Day : 29 Lakshadweep – Kochi
We leave for Kochi early morning. You again get to enjoy a pleasant ship cruise, this time back to Kochi. The journey will take something between 14-20 hrs to finish. Infact, utilize the time for relaxing all your muscles. Overnight stay on the cruise ship.

Day 30 : Kochi – Bhubaneswar
Our boat ride ends early morning on the shores of Kochi. We straight away move to the airport for your next journey to Bhubaneswar. It will be night when we reach our destinations. You will be directly taken to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 31 : Bhubaneswar - Puri
Bhubaneswar and Puri are at a distance of 93 km from each other. After a delicious Orrissi breakfast, we start our journey. It will take around 3 hrs to cover the distance. Upon arrival, you will be directly taken to your hotel for check in. After a while, we leave for Konark, which is only 35 km from here.As we reach Konark, you will be directly taken to the famous Sun Temple. This is an architectural masterpiece of medieval India. The magnificent temple is dedicated to Sun God and this is the first place in India where the Sun God was worshiped. In the evening, take a walk in the market along the beach. We then move back to Puri for overnight stay.

Day 32 : Puri – Bhubaneswar – Guwahati – Cherrapunjee
Day 32 is completely set aside for traveling, both by road and air. First we cover the 93 km distance back to Bhubaneswar. From there we take the morning flight to Guwahati. We reach the destination before noon. We rest for some time in the nature's lap before leaving for the second most wettest place on earth, Cherrapunjee. The journey is long but not a bit tiring. The 4 hour journey will pass away like few moments. The entire journey through the best of nature, will surely keep you gripped. As we reach, Cherrapunjee , you will be directly taken to a hotel. In the late evenings, take a stroll in nearby areas , it will be absolutely refreshing. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 33 : Cherrapunjee Sightseeing
The day is all for leisure. The sightseeing tour in the town is an ultimate treat to both your eyes and senses. The atmosphere is so clean and undiluted, that every breath you take will refresh you to the core. Cherrapunjee is famous for the series of waterfalls. Mawsmai falls, which is the fourth highest in India, is the most spectacular of them all. This 1035 feet high fall definitely is worth a visit. Cherrapunjee is small town. Just tread through the natural walks and probably shop for some locally made items. Keep yourself fresh as the next day is kept for the longest journey of the tour. So be prepared. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 34 : To Kaziranga National Park
Before the start, get yourself mentally prepared for an 8 hour journey, rest everything will be like a dream. We start quite early to get to our destination with a lot of time left in the day to relax. We will take long breaks in between to keep ourselves fresh and energetic. By early evening, we will be at Kaziranga. Check into the Jungle resort and resign to your room for some much needed rest. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 35 : Kaziranga National Park Safari
We head out into the deep jungle for an early morning jungle safari. There are precautions to be taken before the expedition. The early morning mists and cold winds will make the atmosphere a bit chilly. So don't forget to take along some warm clothes. Kaziranga National park is most famous for the one horned rhino and elephants. Elephants are not that tough to spot, and once you do, keep your cameras clicking. You will generally find rhinos near the marshy areas. While looking for the rare ones, do not miss out on the magnificent ones of jungles. Bird watchers will also have a good time spotting some endangered species in the park. Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 36 : Back to Delhi
After early morning breakfast, we leave for Guwahati. The journey will be around 5 hrs long. From there, we take an afternoon flight to Delhi. From there you will catch the flight for your onward journey.

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42 Days India Panorama

 

Duration : 42 Days/41 Nights
Destinations : Delhi - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Agra - Orcha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Nalanda & Rajgir - Patna - Calcutta - Darjeeling - Kaziranga National Park - Calcutta - Bhubneshwar - Hyderabad - Chennai - Pondicherry - Trichy - Madurai - Periyar - Alleppey - Cochin - Goa - Mumbai - Aurangabad - Mumbai


From the Himalayas in the north to the serene beaches of Goa in the south, India offers a plethora of tourist attractions. To give you a comprehensive view of this multi facet country, we have made our tour package 42 days long. This 42 Days Indian Panorama Tour Package will sometime take you to feel the essence of the yore or sometime bring you at the the centre of a modern Indian city. Visit the ancient forts and palaces, walk in the congested lanes of old cities, collect souvenirs from the bustling markets, enter into the age old caves, bathe in the holy river or excite yourself with a view of tiger. This one month is going to be the most enjoyed time of your whole life.

Highlights of the 42 Days Indian Panorama Tour Package

» Red Fort & Qutab Minar Tour in Delhi.
» Junagarh fort Tour in Bikaner.
» Camel Safari in Thar Desert.
» Enthralling Jeep safari in Ranthambore National Park.
» Exciting elephant ride to reach the Amber fort in Jaipur.
» Rickshaw ride in Keoladeo Ghana National Park.
» Boat ride in Udaipur & Varanasi.
» Taj Mahal Visit in Agra.
» Visiting the Temples of Khajuraho.
» Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Bihar.
» Elephant Safari in Kaziranga National Park.
» Sun Temple tour in Konark.
» Enthralling boat ride on the Periyar Lake.
» Backwater Cruise in Kerala.
» Beach Tour in Goa.
» French Heritage Exploration in Pondicherry.
» Visiting Ajanta-Ellora Caves, the World Heritage Sight.
 

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
After a long planning, you finally reach at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. You will find our company representative waiting at the airport lounge for your welcome. He will immediately take care of your luggage and transfer you to the car. En-route he will give you some brief about your tour package. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi
The warmth of Delhi welcomes you at your very first morning in the city. Our tour starts with the visit to Old Delhi which treasures three of the major attractions of Delhi. The majestic Red Fort also called Lal Quila in Hindi, houses a number of palaces inside which flaunt the royal life style of the kings and queens of the yore. Just opposite to the fort, situated Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques of India. Don't forget to cover your head and leave your shoes before entering the premises. Now we take you to Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square), the century old market. Walk through the congested and crowded lanes and see those blazing gold ornaments, with whom you will fall in love at the very first sight. After lunch we move towards India Gate. You will love to mingle with the high spirited crowd turned up here. You can have a camel ride or horse ride or just sit quietly in the green grass watching little street children playing with the fountain water. In the evening we take you to the old Fort for the extravagant light and sound show. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Delhi - Bikaner (By Overnight Train)
After having breakfast in the morning we take you to Qutab Minar, the five storey red brick minaret fascinating the world for centuries. See those Arabic inscriptions carefully decorating the minar facade. Now we start for Akshardham Temple, a wonder of modern era. The captivating sight of 20000 statutes and floral motifs amazes you as how human fingers can create magic. Now let's go for shopping. The circular market of Connaught Place is the ultimate stop for the shoppers. Pick some colorful wrist band or garlands made of semi precious stones matching with your dresses. After having an early lunch at 'Fire', the Indian restaurant of 'The Park'. Back to hotel & checkout at 12:00 Hrs. Evening transfers to Railway station to connect overnight train to Bikaner. Overnight in Train.

Day 04: Arrive Bikaner
Upon morning arrival transfer to hotel. Bikaner lies in the center of the hot Thar Desert. The old city is encircled by a seven-km-long city wall with fine entrance gates, constructed in the 18th century. The city is mainly interesting for the superb large fort and palace, built of the same reddish-pink sandstone as Jaipur's famous buildings. Afternoon visit half-day city tour of Bikaner visit to Junagarh Fort, Museum & Lallgarh Palace. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Wake up early in the morning, have your breakfast and we start for our next destination, Jaisalmer (320 km). Jaisalmer Founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D., the remote location of Jaisalmer kept it almost untouched by outside influences, even during the days of the Raj. In Medieval times, its prosperity was due to its location on the main trade route linking India to Egypt, Arabia, Persia, Africa and the West. Jaisalmer is a marvel of beautiful culture and harsh climatic conditions, together amounting to a memorable experience. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Jaisalmer
This morning have a quick breakfast and set off for the Jaisalmer Fort sitting comfortably atop the Trikuta Hill. You will be amazed to know that one third of the city population still resides inside this massive fort. Visit those excellent Jain Temples and Palaces embellished with intricate architecture. Stand a while in the fort and see the golden city spread below, it seems like some golden bricks are fringed in the golden dish.

Later, we take you to visit the havelis (mansion) of Jaislamer that were built by the affluent merchant's families. As you walk through the Patwon Ki Haveli, Nathmalji Ki Haveli and Salim Singh Ki Haveli, you will realize that they were no less than kings. See those colorful frescoes and miniature paintings which will leave you praising the immense skill of the craftsmen. Pick some antique jewellery or artifacts from the shops attached to the havelis.

Savour the dazzling desert as we take you for the enthralling camel safari while wheezing the essence of the sand dunes. Much has been written about the desert sun set, explore for yourself for the first time how this be watching sight affects you. We have arranged a splendid night arrangement for you. Spend your night in the luxurious Swiss Camps on the Sam sand dunes. Enjoy the folk song and dance performance of the local artists converting the simple night into intoxicating one.

Day 07: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Wake up in the beautiful sight of the desert outside your tent. After breakfast checkout from hotel. We move towards the railway station to catch a train to Jodhpur. This amazing Indian train journey sometimes even passing through the desert of the Thar seems to take you to a golden land.
Our representative is there to receive you at the Jodhpur railway station and will transfer you to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Jodhpur
Jodhpur welcomes your first morning in the city with all its passion and warmness. Have your breakfast quick and we start for our first stop, Mehrangarh Fort. Situated on a steep hill, the fort has been guarding the city for centuries. While entering the fort, see those bear marks of siege on the huge gates telling the story of the yore. Pay special attention to 'Shringar Chowki', the royal throne of Jodhpur preserved in Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace). Walk a few steps and you are inside the imperial Mehrangarh Museum. See those miniature paintings, portraits and weapons still narrating the heritage of the dynasties.

We now take you to Jaswant Thada, an imposing white marble cenotaph located just half a kilometer from the fort. Walk on the lush green gardens while viewing the cremation of the Jodhpur rulers.

We have kept your evening for some shopping exploration. We take you to 'Sarafa Bazaar' where you can pick some real precious jewellery for yourself or for your family member. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Jodhpur - Udaipur
After having breakfast at hotel leave Jodhpur proceeds for Udaipur. Udaipur, situated in the state of Rajasthan, means the 'City of Sunrise' has manifold attractions like imposing marble palaces, enchanting cool lakes, luxurious green gardens, and old temples. It has so many lakes and palaces that it is often called as the 'City of Lakes and Palaces'. Upon arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Udaipur
Morning after Breakfast half-day city tour to visit Jagdish Temple, Maharana Jagat Singh built the Jagdish temple, which is in the centre of the old town and to the north of city palace, in 1651. This temple is dedicated to God Vishnu and has a shrine with a black stone image of lord Vishnu as Jagannath (Lord of the universe), City palace & Museums and Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden of the Maids of Honour, is in the north of the city. This small ornamental garden has fountains, kiosks, marble elephants and delightful lotus pool. Rest of the time free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Udaipur - Ajmer & Pushkar
After having breakfast in the morning, we start for our next destination, Ajmer. Ajmer is flanked between barren hills and Ana Sagar Lake. First we take you to Hazrat Moinuddin Chisti's Dargah, a world famous Sufi pilgrimage. It's said devotees of all religion come here twice; first to make a wish and the next time to offer the chaddar (curtain) to the Dargah after the fulfillment of the wish. Our next destination is the Mughal Emperor Akbar's palace which is Government Museum now. See those century old weapons and miniature paintings standing testimony to the glorious yore. After lunch we start for Pushkar just at half an hour drive from Ajmer.

After relaxing for some time in Hotel, we start our tour with a visit to famous Pushkar Lake. A dip into the lake is believed to be very pious. If you wish you can also take a holy bath into the lake. We now move to the Brahma Temple, which is the only temple in the world where Lord Brahma (Creator of the Universe) is worshiped. Later, we take you for a camel safari through the golden sand dunes of the desert. Experience the mesmerizing sun set while riding over a camel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Pushkar - Ranthambore
After having breakfast in the morning, we start for our next destination, Ranthambore. Ranthambore National park (Closed from 01 June to 30 Sep every year) is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. The tigers can be easily spotted even during the day. Upon arrival transfer to Hotel. we take you for an enthralling safari in Ranthambore National Park. Let's go for a jeep safari following the tiger trails through the deciduous jungle terrain. Our experienced guide will help you to have a glimpse of the most frightening animal of the jungle - tiger. Make a good use of your handy cam and store your fascinating experience in it. After having a delicious lunch at your hotel, we take you to visit Ranthmbore Fort. The view of the park and the three lakes from the top of the fort is nothing but amazing. Come to a wide spread shade of trees located just at the foot of the fort and you will be bewildered to know that it is actually only one banyan tree under which you are standing.
In the evening have some chats with the fellow tourists over the adventurous experience of the jungle safaris. Our guide will also join you with some amazing incidents of his life. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Ranthambore - Jaipur
In the morning we again take you for another jeep safari through the jungle. See the fresh look of the jungle still wet in the dew drops. After a short jungle safari we start for our next destination, the pink city Jaipur.

As we arrive Jaipur, you will be transferred to hotel. Later, we start for Amber Fort situated at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur. Since perched atop a hill, we arrange exciting elephant ride to reach the fort. The reflection of the majestic fort on the Maota Lake offers a beautiful sight to behold. Have a panoramic view of the royal city Jaipur from the fort.

We have kept your evening for some cultural events. We take you to watch the entertainment shows including puppet shows, folk music and dance. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14: Jaipur
The morning in Jaipur starts with all its warmth. Have your breakfast and get ready quickly as today we are going to explore the Nahargarh Fort situated at the vicinity of the city. Our guide will tell you a number of interesting stories behind this sky kissing fort. While in the fort, do give a look at the Man Sagar Lake and the surrounding area fascinating you with its bewitching beauty.
From here on, we move towards the city and we make our first stop at City Palace. Discover the sprawling complex of the palace which comprises of courtyards, gardens, temple and a museum inside. Pay your special attention to that life like images of the kings which seem like looking at you only causing a spine chilling experience of yours. Hawa Mahal, our next destination is one of the finest examples when human need meets the artistry. The intricately carved small windows and screens glorifying the pink facade of the palace a must see in Jaipur.

Jaipur tour is not complete until you to do a lot of shopping in the bustling markets of the city. You will be engulfed with the colorful artifact or crafts bedazzling the shops. Purchase some jewelleries or bandhni (tie and die) clothes for which Jaipur earns a world wide fame which is no less than its palaces and forts. Evening free for leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15: Jaipur - Bharatpur
After having breakfast in the morning leave Jaipur proceeds for Bharatpur.Upon arrival check in at hotel. Relax for some time in the hotel and then we take you to the Keoladeo Ghana National Park - the wonderland of birds. We have arranged special rickshaw ride, which is the best way to peep through the mysterious life of the birds. Carry a binocular positively and you will love to see storks hopping mutely, egrets chirping or kingfisher unaware of the whole world waiting silently for its prey. In the evening we take you back to your hotel. You may swim at the swimming pool or just relax over some cocktail in the bar. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16: Bharatpur - Agra
After having breakfast leave Bharatpur proceeds for Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri the first planned city in Indo- Islamic architecture built in late 16th century by Mughal Emperor Akbar in honor of the great Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti. Fatehpur Sikri as his capital and the city was fully occupied for 14 years but slowly became deserted and ruined after Akbar left the city, Scarcity of water was the prime factor for the abandonment of this beautiful city. Later drive to Agra. Upon arrival in Agra transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Step out in the evening for some shopping in the small yet lively markets of Agra. Do not forget to buy yourself a miniature model of Taj Mahal. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 17: Agra Sightseeing
After a delicious breakfast, start the city tour of Agra visit to Agra fort containing the halls private and public audience and other places looking wise fully at the Taj Mahal from the Fort. Also visit Itmad-ud-daula Tomb. The queen of Jehangir and the daughter of Nurjahan built this tomb. It was in the year 1628 that the pioneer of the white marble tomb was constructed. It also houses the cenotaph of Nurjahan's mother Asmat Begum. Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) - One of the world's most beautiful and beloved structures built by emperor Shahjahan 1630 for his beloved and queen Mumtaz mahal after his death. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18: Agra - Orcha (240 km)
After breakfast at hotel leave Agra proceeds for Orcha enroute visiting Gwalior & Datia Temples. Gwalior Fort situated 100m above the town; the fort hill is about 3 km long. There are several things to see in around the fort i.e. Jain Sculptures, Teli-ka-Mandir, Sasbahu Temples, Man Singh Palace, Gujri Mahal etc. After visiting Fort drive to the town & visit Scindia Museum & Palace where you will find it's full of the bizarre items such as Belgian cut-glass furniture (including a rocking chair). Later drive to Orchha. Orchha's grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time, a rich legacy to the ages. In this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly and the palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th centuries retain much of their pristine perfection. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the time free & overnight at hotel.

Day 19: Orcha - Khajuraho (185 km)
After breakfast Visit Jehangir Mahal - Built by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo in the 17th century to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jehangir to Orchha. Raj Mahal Situated to the right of the quadrangle, this palace was built in the 17th century by Madhukar Shah. Rai Parveen Mahal Chaturbhuj Temple: Built upon a massive stone platform and reached by a steep flight of steps, the temple was specially constructed to enshrine the image of Rama that remained in the Ram Raja Temple. Later drive to Khajuraho. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20: Khajuraho - Varanasi (By Flight)
After Breakfast visit Western group of Temples. These temples were built during the Chandela period, a dynasty that survived for five centuries before falling to the Mughal on slaught. The temples are superb examples of Indo-Aryan architecture, but it's the decorations with which they are so liberally embellished that have made Khajurhao famous. Checkout at 1200 Hrs & in time transfer to Airport to connect flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Varanasi, the city of Shiva, on the bank of the sacred Ganges is one of the holiest places in India. Hindu Pilgrims come to bate in the waters of the Ganges, a ritual which washes away all sins. Late Afternoon visits the famous Ghats by boat & evening witness the Arti at Holy River Ganga. Return back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21: Varanasi - Bodhgaya (240 Km)
After having breakfast at hotel drive to Bodhgaya.Bodhgaya, one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Relax & evening visit Mahabodhi Temple to see the "Bodhi' tree under which Prince Gautama attained enlightment and became Lord Buddha. Later visit Archaeological Museum and Buddha Statue. Overnight at hotel.

Day 22: Bodhgaya - Nalanda & Rajgir - Patna
After having breakfast drive to Rajgir (78 km), the capital of 6th century Magadha empire. Walk through the lanes of Rajgir where Lord Buddha spent many years. Visit Gridhrakuta, Sapataparni Cave and Ajatsatru Fort depicting the glory of the yore. After having traditional Indian vegetarian lunch with rice, curry and curd we move forward to Nalanda (15 km) famous for housing the world's oldest university. Visit the Monasteries and Buddhist temples rich with intricate architecture. But the Institute for research in Buddhism and Pali University is a must visit in Nalanda. Later drive to Patna (90 km). Upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 23: Patna - Calcutta (By Flight)
After breakfast transfer to Patna Airport to connect flight to Calcutta. The gateway city to eastern INDIA is three hundred years old. Calcutta grew to be the capital of the British Empire, with grand palaces, buildings, grand hostelries, and shops that traded in some of the finest goods of the world. Its many museums and libraries are a storehouse of information and archival wealth. Calcutta's beautiful buildings have not been eclipsed by the high-rises. There is a hint of the past everywhere, though visitors can never escape the present. It is a physical presence that makes for an amazing and bustling city. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit H/day Day city tour visiting Victoria Memorial A splendid example of British Architecture exhibiting British artifacts. Built entirely of white marble, one of India's most beautiful monuments represents 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. Botanical Gardens The extensive Botanical gardens are on the west bank of the Hooghly River over the Howrah Bridge, The gardens stretch over a km along the riverfront and occupy 109 hectares. They trace their origin to the 18th century and were initially administered by Colonel Kyd. The prime attraction here is the 200-year-old banyan tree, the palm house in the centre of the gardens is also worth a visit. Overnight at hotel.

Day 24: Calcutta - Darjeeling (By Flight)
After breakfast check out from hotel & transfer to Airport to connect flight for Bagdogra. Our representative will be there at the Bagdogra, the hill top airport of Darjeeling. Transfer to Darjeeling hotel. In the evening you may take rest at your hotel room or just walk around the windy and steep streets of the beautiful city with the snow laden Himalayan Mountains at the backdrop. If you are in Darjeeling, you must give a try to the mouth watering snack 'momo' available in abundance here. Overnight at hotel.

Day 25: Darjeeling
Early morning before the sun rises we take you to Tiger Hill to see the spectacular view of the sunrise over Kanchenjunga and the great Eastern Himalayan Mountains. Even Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world is visible from here. Our next stop in Darjeeling is the magnificent Ghoom Monastery. While returning we will arrange Toy train ride for you. We also take you to visit Batashia Loop War Memorial, Zoological Garden, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tibetan Refugee Self-help Center. From here on we take you to the tea gardens and you can walk through the knee high tea plants and feel the fresh green tea leaves touching your body. Later we take you for some shopping. If you are a tea-lover, buy some good quality tea from Nathumall's Tea Room, which is not available anywhere in India. You can also pick some bright multi colored dresses 'buko' worn specially by the women of Bhutan and Sikkim.Overnight at hotel.

Day 26: Darjeeling - Kaziranga National Park (By Flight)
Early in the morning we catch a flight to Jorahat. Our representative will be there to receive you at the airport and will transfer you to Kaziranga National Park, the abode of one horned rhino. Enjoy an enthralling elephant safari through the lush coffee and rubber plantation of the park. Trained mahouts will help you to spot rhino roaming around. Don't forget to catch the beautiful moment in camera thanking for the God's arrangement. Overnight at hotel.

Day 27: Kaziranga National park
After having breakfast we take you for an enthralling elephant safari with naturalist. Our experienced guide will help you to have a glimpse of the most frightening animal of the jungle - Rhino. Make a good use of your handy cam and store your fascinating experience in it. Return back to hotel. Overnight at hotel. Day 27: Kaziranga - Calcutta (By flight) After having breakfast transfer to Jorahat Apt to connect flight to Calcutta. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 28: Calcutta - Bhubneshwar (By flight)
Early in the morning transfer to airport to catch a flight to Bhubaneshwar. Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa, is also popularly known as the "Temple City of India". Being the seat of Tribhubaneswar or 'Lord Lingaraj', Bhubaneswar is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre. Hundreds of temples dot the landscape of the Old Town, which once boasted of more than 2000 temples. Bhubaneswar is the place where temple building activities of Orissan style flowered from its very inception to its fullest culmination extending over a period of over one thousand years. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Pm visit Lingraj Temple, Khandagiri and Udaygiri Caves contain varieties of rock-cut caves, built mainly for the Jain monks around 1st - 2nd century B.C. The thirteen years lithic record of King Kharavela engraved in Hatigumpha (elephant cave) is a magnificent specimen of Pali records so far found in India. Overnight at hotel.

Day 29: Bhubneshwar - Konark - Bhubneshwar

After breakfast drive to Konark. It's time to discover some magical charm of the East Indian heritage. We take you to Konark (65 km from Bhubaneshwar) and you will be amazed to see the architecture of Konark Temple also known as the Sun Temple, which is in the form of a giant horse drawn chariot symbolizing the passage of time. See the beautiful carvings, sculptures and bas-reliefs embellishing the facade of the temple. Later we take you to Puri at a distance of 35 km from Konark. Relax in the beautiful beach and see the arrays of jhau plants making an excellent landscape of natural artistry. As the sun vanishes behind the waves, the sea seems to be colored in vermilion. Don't forget to take some snaps of this unforgettable moment. Later you will be transferred to Bhubaneshwar. Overnight at hotel.

Day 30: Bhubneshwar - Hyderabad (By flight)
Early morning get ready to fly to Hyderabad, the city of Nizams. Our city tour starts with a visit to the magnificent Golconda fort situated in the outskirts of the city. Our guide will tell you the fascinating story behind this fort. As we enter into the fort by the huge Fateh Darwaza (Victory Gate), see those giant iron spikes attached to the gate to prevent elephant entering into the fort. You will be amazed to see the security measures taken by this fort which made it invincible in its time. Now we take you to Ramoji Film City, a wonderland which seems to have come out from the pages of fairy-tales. This is a famous spot for Indian film shooting and you may even find one going on. Have your lunch in the sophisticated restaurants inside the city. Later we make our move towards the Charminar which is synonymous with the identity of Hyderabad. Have a look of the city from the balcony embellished with the intricate inlay. See the unforgettable sight of the arch when illuminated in the evening. Later, we take you for some shopping in the Lad Bazar and you can pick some exclusive pearl jewellery.Overnight at hotel.

Day 31: Hyderabad - Chennai (By Flight)
Early in the morning transfer to airport to catch a flight to Chennai. As you reach in the Chennai airport, our representative will receive you and transfer you to the pre-booked hotel. We start our Chennai tour with a visit to the Fort St. George housing the Fort Museum and St. Mary's Church - the first Anglican Church in India. We also take you to Kapaleshwar Temple whose intricate Dravidian architecture will leave you spellbound.

Chennai tour can be enjoyed properly with the delectable South Indian cuisine. We take you to Woodlands Hotel where you will have traditional Tamil dishes like Idli (steamed rice cakes), Dosa (a pancake made from a batter of rice), Sambar and Uttapam and coconut chutney in your lunch served on the banana leaf.

If for the whole day you are listening to the roaring of the sea from a far, it's the right time to visit it. We take you to Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world. Take a walk over the wet sand dunes while drinking the sweet coconut water and see the crimson sun finally going back to his abode for the day. Overnight at hotel.

Day 32: Chennai - Pondicherry (160 km)
After having breakfast drive to Pondicherry. The living monument of French culture and heritage. Our tour in Pondicherry include visit to the famous Sacred Heart Church and Villanur St. Lourdes's Church. Take a walk through the coastal area of the city on the polished road watching the French architecture and sculpture. As you listen to the local people around you speaking in French, for a second you may feel that you are not in India but in France. Overnight at hotel.

Day 33: Pondicherry - Trichy (255 /6 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Trichy. Trichy is an ancient city famous for its beauty of architectural monuments and culture and a must visit place for a tourist. It is considered as the India's top city for temples and monuments. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Pm visit Rock fort: The 83m high Rock Fort. The rock is one of the oldest in the world-approximately 3.800 million years, which makes it as old as the rocks of Greenland and older than the Himalayas. The sheer abruptness of its rise is a thrill in itself, but the actual centre of attraction is not the fort itself, of which very little remains, but the temple at the summit. 344 steps hewn out of rock lead to the top where there are inscriptions dating back to the 3rd century.B.C. St. Johns Church, This Church was built in 1821. It is completed with louvered doors and the usual array of florid plaques to the faithfully departed, most of whom seem to have fallen victim to Cholera, Malaria (or) Enemy bullets. Museums, It is located in Rani Mangammal Mahal near Super bazaar, Trichy. The museum will be open on all days except Friday's .Time 10.00 Hrs to 17 Hrs. There are so many sculptures like Mahavirar, Buddha, Vishnu etc. It has fossil, pre history megalithic, Paleolithic and Neolithic tools, Earthern moulds for metals, Inscriptions and palm leaf manuscripts, insects, reptiles, birds, mammals. Ancient sculptures like thirumal crawling Krishna, thirumal with consorts, Devi, durga, saint manickavasagar, Nataraja and Chandrasekhar are here. Tribal model of pachamalai hills, Thanjavur painting, Coins of India etc are also here. Overnight at hotel.

Day 34: Trichy - Madurai (160/3 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Madurai .Upon arrivals check in at hotel. Evening visit Palace of Nayak Trimula and Minakshi Temple to see the famous evening arty ceremony. Back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 35: Madurai - Periyar (150 KM/3 Hrs)
After early breakfast drive to Periyar. As the fragrance of cardamom touches, you know that you are very near to Periyar Tiger Reserve. After having lunch in the Forest Resort, we take you for an enthralling boat ride through the Periyar Lake. The cruise in the periyar gives you ample opportunity to spot a number of animals coming to quench their thirst. As the darkness covers the region, we take you back to your resort. Enjoy your dinner over a bonfire in midst of the jungle. Experience the mysterious night outside storing numerous secrets inside. Overnight at the resort.

Day 36: Periyar - Kumarakom/Alleppey
After breakfast drive to Kumarakom (120 km/4 Hrs), upon arrival transfer to Private Rice Barge (House Boat) for journey to Alleppey (20 KM). Enjoy and see the beautiful backwater world. Traditional Lunch on Houseboat. As you see the spectacular view passing by sitting inside your luxury house boat, you thank God for making this natural wonder. Dinner & over in the houseboat. enjoying a delicious Malayalam dinner.

Day 37: Alleppey - Cochin (70 KM/2 Hrs)
After early breakfast drive to Cochin. Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Am Visit Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace): The Dutch Palace was originally built by the Portuguese. Later, in 17th century, the Dutch modified it and presented it to the Raja of Kochi. Coronations of many Rajas of Kochi were held here. The palace has a fine collection of mural paintings depicting scenes from the Hindu epics Mahabharata and Ramayana. The palace is located in Mattancherry. Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town: The synagogue, built in 1568, is magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. Giant scrolls of the Old Testament can be found here. It is located near the Dutch Palace in Mattancherry. St. Francis Church: It is the oldest church built by Europeans in India. On his 3rd visit to Kerala, Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese trader who reached India from Europe by sea, fell ill and died in Kochi. He was buried in the St. Francis Church. Later his remains were taken back to Portugal. In spite of that, his burial spot inside the church has been clearly marked out. Chinese Fishing Nets: The chinese fishing nets (Cheenavala) are distinctly unique to Cochin. It is believed that traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets here. Oddly, these nets are found only in Kochi, outside China! Many fishermen earn their livelihood by fishing using these massive nets. A whole stretch of the coast along Fort Kochi and Vypeen are dotted with these nets. Overnight at hotel.

Day 38: Cochin - Goa
After breakfast transfer to Cochin Apt to connect flight to Goa. Goa, the ultimate destination of the beach lovers is finally here. Take a leisure stroll in the sun kissed beaches and let the azure water of the Arabian Sea touch your feet. Later we take you to the Caravela, India's only floating casino to experience the famous night life of Goa. Overnight at hotel.

Day 39: Goa
Wake up early as today we are going to explore the entire charm of Old Goa. First we take you to the massive Portuguese-Gothic Se Cathedral, which still keeps the heritage of Portuguese alive here. Also pay a visit to Basillica de Bom Jesus, the Jesuit Church and The Royal Chapel of St. Anthony. Later, we take you to Chapora Fort. Sit a while on the red wall and see as far as you can, as there is only azure water spread till the horizon.

After lunch we take you to Calangute Beach. Explore the lively life of the beach and spend your sun set in the golden sand dunes of the beach. Overnight at hotel.

Day 40: Goa - Mumbai - Aurangabad (By flight)
After breakfast relax & checkout at 1200 Hrs & In time transfer to Airport to connect flight to Mumbai. But we don't spend much time in Mumbai as we have to catch a connecting flight to Aurangabad. Upon arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 41: Aurangabad
After breakfast visit Ellora Caves (Closed on Tuesday), 30 km from Aurangabad. Enjoy your ride to the caves winding through ancient roads. We suggest you to spend some time in the extravagantly beautiful Kailasha Temple adorned with intricate motif. Stand a while in front of the huge stone elephant whose trunk has been washed away with the time.

Later drive to Ajnata Caves (Closed on Monday) 95 KM from Aurangabad. As you enter in the Ajanta Caves more than anything you will be astonished with the magical architecture that makes the cave lighted throughout the day. See those wall paintings still glowing with the original colors as if they were painted not centuries but just some days back. Overnight at hotel.

Day 42: Aurangabad - Mumbai
Early in the morning fly to Mumbai. Upon arrival we take you for an extensive visit of the dream city. We make our first stop at the Gateway of India, emphasizing the fact that you are in Mumbai. Try to interact with the lively people here. If you haven't tasted pav-bhaji (bread-curry) yet, don't forget to try it here, which is perhaps best available here. As we move towards Prince of Wales Museum, we drive past the Haji Ali Dargah, the famous sufi shrine. The immense collection of the Indian paintings preserved in the museum will surely take our breathe away. Have your lunch at Moshe's which offers a number of delectable continental cuisines. Later we take you to the bustling Juhu Beach, full of energy and mirth. You will love to spend your last sun set in India with a bunch of enthusiastic people around. All of a sudden you may find a big crowd near you, and you guessed it right, it is the shooting of Indian films.

In the evening we take you to Zaveri Bazaar and you will be bedazzled with the sparkling diamond jewellery. Pick some for yourself or your beloved as the glitter will not fade even if memory does.

Now we come to an end of our long association with you. We will transfer you to the International airport to catch flight for your onward destination. Bid a final bye with a wish to come back to India again.

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A Journey Through India

 

Duration : 24 Days/23 Nights
Destinations : Delhi - Jaipur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Hyderabad - Chennai - Thiruvananthapuram - Periyar - Aurangabad - Mumbai


A Journey Through India Tour Package takes you to explore the multi dimensions of the incredible country, India. Rich with the treasure of the golden sand desert and emerald green backwaters, India is a land of paradoxes. The ancient temples of Khajuraho and sky piercing fort of Jaisalmer make the country even more precious. Keeping in mind that, one week not enough to discover the vibrancy of India, we have made our tour package twenty days long. As you spend your time in India, the scenic view and heritage are not alone to captivate you, the warmth of the people will surely steal your heart.

Highlight of the Package

» Akshardham Temple visit at Delhi
» Elephant ride to Amber Fort, Jaipur
» Desert Safari In Jaisalmer
» Taj Mahal Visit at Agra
» Buddhist Heritage Tour in Sarnath
» Visiting Erotic Temples of Khajuraho
» Golconda Fort Tour, Hyderabad
» A Walk Through the Marina Beach, Chennai
» Backwater Cruise in Kerala
» Jungle Safari Tour in Periyar
» World Heritage Sight, Ajanta-Ellora Cave Tour
» Mumbai Sight Seeing Tour

Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
As you reach Delhi, you will find our company representative waiting for you at the airport. He will immediately take care of your luggage and will help you to transfer you to the pre-booked hotel. You will be warmly greeted at the hotel reception by sprinkles of rose water and fragrant garlands, a typical Indian traditional welcome. Check into your room, take a hot shower and relax in the luxurious suite. After couple of hours, join with us in the lavishly decorated dining hall. Here, a brief intro will be given about tour package by our representative. Stay overnight in the Delhi hotel.

Day 02: In Delhi
Delhi, the heritage city of successive dynasties, welcomes you with open arms at the beginning of your extravagant Delhi tour. Today we take you to discover the magnificence of the Old and New Delhi. Get into the luxurious tourist buses and make yourself comfortable with the ambience. As we drive, take a window look of the morning city life. We start our day with an extensive visit to the famous monument Qutab Minar. This five storey (72.5 m) minaret made in red sandstone is the highest brick tower in the world and amazes you with its excellent architecture. You will be tired but not content by taking pictures of this beautiful monument. Your visit to Qutab Minar is not complete until you see the Ashoka Pillar made of iron, which is a wonder to the world as it is not rusted since centuries.

Located in the crowded area of Old Delhi, Red Fort also known as Lal Quila in Hindi is one of splendorous attractions of Mughal Regime. Touch the red sandstone walls of the fort which have withstood the vagaries of time to feel the unforgettable history, you will be amazed to learn how the lives of the kings and queens used to be in the yore. Just opposite this royal house lies the magnificent Jama Masjid - one of the largest mosques in India. You can have a fascinating view of the mosque across the road just standing in front of the fort. Now, lets go and explore the bustling market of Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square). The enthralling rickshaw ride through the narrow and congested lanes of Chandni Chowk will be memorable in your mind. You cannot resist yourself from buying the dazzling gold ornaments and precious stones for which the market is famous for decades. But to taste the true flavor of Old Delhi, give a try to the mouthwatering street foods from the street vendors. Forget about your diet chart and taste the delicious Mutton Mughlai or Badaam Pasanda (almond delight) of Karim's restaurant.

Delhi evening holds another charm, we take you to the majestic arch, India Gate - the monument built in memory of the 90000 soldiers died in the World War-I. Explore the warm and lively atmosphere of the India Gate sparkling with golden lights. You can give a try to the chilled 'kulfi'- the famous Indian ice cream garnished with dry fruits and nuts. We take a 10 minutes ride from India Gate and reach at Old Fort. Enjoy the extravagant light and sound show to relive the grandeur of Mughal era. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 03: Delhi-Jaipur
Today in the first half we will discover some more charm of Delhi and after lunch we drive you to the royal city, Jaipur. So don't be late as our day starts with the exploration of the extraordinary architecture of modern time, Akshardhan Temple. We drive past the extravagant Lotus Temple whose white lotus petal shaped facades can be seen from afar. Spread over 100 acres, Akshardham Temple is a magnificent manifestation of human artistry. Discover the 20,000 statues, floral motifs, arches and intricately carved pillars decorating the entire premise. We can say with certainty that once you come here, you will not be ready to leave the place. Our next destination is Connaught Place, a sprawling circular market where you can indulge yourself with the attractive and colorful items ranging from traditional Indian clothes to International branded items. Enjoy a walk in the crowded lane of Janpath studded with silver and inexpensive jewellery stores. But wait, before buying don't forget to bargain, it is a very famous tradition of Janpath. Feeling hungry? Let's go to Le Meridien hotel and you can have your lunch at 'Pakwan', famous for delectable Indian cuisine.

Thereafter, we set out for our new destination, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The three hour journey in the deluxe bus through the broad and well maintained busy Indian highway gives you ample time to discover the maneuvering sight of India. After arrival in Jaipur, we take you to the deluxe hotel Raj Vila. Check in your rooms and relax in the cozy ambiance of the hotel.

The first evening in Jaipur stores something very special for you. We take you to the bustling markets of Jaipur. The colorful bazaars are much famous for their handicraft items, semi precious stones and miniature paintings. If interested, you can shop for some precious or semi-precious stones and silver jewellery here. While you are in Jaipur don't forget to get one multi-color 'bandhni dupatta' (Tie and Die Scarf) for yourself or for your loved ones, which will give you the remembrance of the unforgettable Jaipur trip. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: In Jaipur
Morning in Jaipur welcomes you with all its splendor. Also known as 'Pink City', Jaipur offers a bouquet of wondrous Rajput architecture. Our day starts with a visit to the City Palace complex which consists of a sprawling palace and a number of well reserved museums. You will always remember your first walk through this heritage palace. Make an extensive visit to the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum and you will be amazed by watching the exclusive collection of Mughal carpets, royal costumes, arms and weapons. Stand a few minutes in front of the life size images of the Kings, it seems like the king is just about to speak with you. We next move to Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), an unusual example of the Rajput artistry. Made of pink sand stone, the facade of Hawa Mahal form an excellent view across the road. The Jantar Mantar is another attraction which takes you to the world of stars.

Our post-lunch session waits for the extravagant tour to the Nahargarh Fort popularly known as the Tiger Fort. You'll love the decorative motifs glorifying the rooms of Nahargarh Fort. Also visit the biological park spread in the vicinity of the fort. From hereon, we take you to 'Chokhi Dhani' - the ethnic village resort. You can relax in the quiet ambience of the village-like life or just can have fun of some puppet or magic shows. If you wish, you can even visit the village fair or take camel or bullock cart ride. More than anything, the Rajasthani food is the specialty of this place. We recommend you to give a good try to the delectable Rajasthani cuisine. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05: Jaipur-Jaisalmer
Wake up and have your breakfast early as we are going to visit the Amber Fort, which lies at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur. En-route, we drive past the spectacular Jal Mahal (Water Palace). Don't forget to take some pictures of this beautiful palace across the lake. Amber Fort is located on the top of the hill and we arrange a special elephant ride to reach it. You will love to watch the Pink City spread on the foot of the hill. The intricate decorations done on the walls of the fort mesmerizes you with its splendor.

Now, we move for Sanganer famous for its handicrafts and hand-block printing industry. Adorn yourself with the beautiful hand woven Indian dresses finding fame in the whole world. We also take you to exquisite Jain Temples in Sanganer. Next, we move forward to airport and catch a flight to our next destination- Jaisalmer.

Arrive in Jaislamer and you will find our representative present in the airport to greet you with flowers and bouquets. He will take care of your luggage and will transfer you to the pre-booked deluxe bus. An out of the world experience is waiting for you as we take you directly to the arresting terrain of the desert. Your accommodation is arranged in a unique way in the luxurious camps by the side of the desert. We have arranged a camel safari in the Sam sand dunes and you can see how the sun slowly colors the whole region into golden red, as it slowly vanishes in the west. Enjoy the lively bonfire and the folk dances performed by the local artists. Warm yourself up with some hot coffee as the temperature in the desert falls drastically at the night time. Spend the night in the Swiss camps under the twinkling stars of clear dark sky.

Day 06: In Jaisalmer
Wake up early in the morning with a fragrance of the dew soaked sands. Get ready for the exciting sand bashing as we take you to view the sheer magic of the nature when the sun rises from the east coating the entire region into color of honey. You will love the bumps on the waves while driving high and then down in the sands. Before the scorching heat of the sun tires you, we take you to the heritage hotel of Jaisalmer. Check in the hotel and relax for two hours as a splendid experience is waiting for you. We head towards the sky kissing Jaisalmer Fort, located atop the Trikuta Hill. The massive fort is still housing the one third of the total Jaisalmer population. You can visit the exquisite palace and Jain temples, that are located in the sprawling area of the fort. The mesmerizing view of the golden city spread on the foot of the fort gives you numerous options to indulge into photography.

Jaisalmer evening is exclusively kept for your shopping delight. You can pick some excellent embroidered kurta (Cotton T-Shirt) and dupatta (Scarf) from Barmer Embroidery Shop famous for its embroidery work. If you are not very health conscious, give a definite try to 'papdi chaat' - a mouthwatering spicy Indian snack garnished with curd. We bet, you will enjoy the taste.

Day 07: Jaisalmer

Another day starts in the Golden City of Jaisalmer, with all its warmth and mirth. Have your breakfast and get prepared to enjoy more of the city charm. Today, we take you for an extensive tour of majestic havelis or mansions. Visit the wondrous Patwon ki haveli, Nathmalji ki haveli and Jaisalmer Haveli which used to be the houses of affluent merchants. Walk through elegantly decorated rooms or just peep through the carved windows that may give you feeling to touch the past. Pay attention to the interior walls of these mansions embellished with splendid miniature paintings. You can buy some exclusive artifacts from the shops located in some parts of the havelis.

Our next destination is the huge Gadisagar Lake. We arrange a special boat ride in the azure water of the lake and you can bypass the exquisite temples perched near the lake. Let the chilling breeze of the lake wipe your face and comfort you in the heat of Jaisalmer. Late evening transfer to railway-station for overnight train journey to Jodhpur.

Day 08: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Entire day a sightseeing tour of the city, we will be visiting the famous Umaid Bhawan Palace, where you will be bewildered by its exotic ambience quite ideal for a royal ceremonies. We will also be covering Mighty Meherangarh Fort. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09:- Jodhpur - Udaipur
Morning we will drive to Udaipur. . By afternoon, we are in the lake city Udaipur. You will immediately transfer you to the Taj Lake Palace hotel, floating on the still waters of Lake Pichola. After a traditional welcome at the reception, check into your room and relax. The evening is left for your leisure. Walk around the royal corridors and you will have a shivering inside feeling that centuries ago, the king used walk on the same path. Get yourself lost in the haunting beauty of the Lake Pichola that comes alive with the moon light. Join us in the dining room where our representative will give you a brief about the Udaipur tour. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: In Udaipur
Wake up in the morning, peep through the window and you can see the avian life of the lake coming alive with the first ray of the sun. Have your breakfast and get ready to explore the lake city, Udaipur also called as the 'Venice of the East'. We start our day by visiting the City Palace towering over the famous Lake Pichola. Flaunting a blend of European and Chinese architecture, City Palace is a remarkable example of human artistry. Visit the famous Jagdish Temple located in the palace compound. Walk few steps and you will find yourself in the royal museum comprising of many 'Mahals' of the palace. The eye sparkling crystal figures of Manak Mahal (Ruby Palace) will surely hypnotize you with their glow and dazzle.
Enjoy a boat ride on the Fateh Sagar Lake located on the north of Lake Pichola. As we reach the garden island, Nehru Park, you will be mesmerized to see how the sun mingles in the lake water making it golden red.
Udaipur tour is never complete unless we walk around the labyrinthine lanes of the city in search of antiques. You can buy some real good stone sculpture, silver jewellery, wooden toys or miniature art from 'Rajasthali'- a state owned shop.
Later, we transfer you to hotel and you can have your dinner while enjoying the folk music and dance in the hotel. Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 11: In Udaipur
This is yet another day to enjoy the beauty of Udaipur. Pack your bags, as today we set to discover the wilderness spread around the city. Get into the deluxe tourist bus and we start our journey for Kumbhalgarh. Throughout your journey you can see the real rural life of India passing by your window. See how the farmers are busy doing their day to day work or Rajasthani women adorned with jewellery carrying water in the earthen pots. In no time we reach Kumbhalgarh Fort, which is the largest fort in Rajasthan. Set amidst the hills of the Aravalli, this magnificent structure narrates its fascinating history. Don't miss a chance to mingle with the innocent villagers who will mesmerize you with their simple living and great hospitality. Now, we move to Ranakpur famous for its marvellously carved Jain Temples. As we move forward, Nathdwara comes to our sight. Being a pilgrimage, Lord Krishna temple is the prime attraction here. Here you can shop a bit of pichhwaris - cloth painting, to decorate the walls of your house. You may have your lunch at the road side 'dhaba' - local restaurant, which are famous for offering hygienic Indian food. Later, we transfer you to the Udaipur hotel and overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra
This morning have a quick breakfast and set off for the airport to catch flight for our next destination- Jaipur to catch our onward train to Agra. Your evenings are at leisure. Let the moon rise up the sky and covers the entire horizon with its magical sparks, laying down a panorama to have the most glorious vista of your life - The Taj Mahal in its shimmering moonlight charms. The world famous monument Taj Mahal - the living symbol of eternal love built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. You will be engulfed by the bewitching beauty of the Taj in the soft moon light. Capture these precious moments in your camera as they will not come again. Overnight at the Agra hotel.

Day 13: Agra
Once again Taj Mahal in its morning glory. You will be taken by special horse cart ride to reach the royal gateway of the Taj. As you cross the gate, Taj Mahal, with all its glory is standing just at a distance of few steps! Touch the walls embellished with intricate marble inlay to believe that you are actually in Taj Mahal. Don't forget to have a picture of yours and your beloved with the wonderful monument at the back. From hereon, we take you to the Government Emporium, where you can book for the outstanding marble furniture, which will be delivered at your desired place. But don't forget to get one miniature replica of the Taj for yourself. Enjoy the delicious biriyani and kebabs available just outside the Taj complex.

Red Fort (Agra Fort), another wonder from the Mughals, is our next stop. Our guide takes you to the palace where Emperor Shah Jahan spent his last days looking at the Taj Mahal from the carved arches. Peep through the window and see for yourself the magnificent sight of the Taj Mahal across the river.

Now, Agra offers various options when it comes to shopping. You can shop for everything from semi precious jewellery to Persian carpets to make your Agra tour memorable for whole life. But Agra tour is never complete until you taste petha- a sweet made from pumpkin. Overnight journey by train to Varanasi.

Day 14: Varanasi - Sarnath
Morning in Varanasi welcomes you with a sacred feeling. Today we set out to discover the ancient temples of the city finding their place in Indian mythology for centuries. We make our first stop at the world famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The century old history behind this temple will amaze you. Tulsi Manas Temple, Bharat Mata Temple and the Durga Temple are our other destinations in Varanasi. But Varanasi tour is never complete until we take you to shop for some extravagant Benarasi Silk Sarees. Embellished with thin gold wire work, these dazzling sarees are famous worldwide.

After having a traditional Indian lunch with kachaudi - a combination of stuffed fried chapatis with potato curry, curd and halwa (a sweet made by semolina), we start our journey for the famous Buddhist pilgrimage - Sarnath just at a 20 minute drive from Varanasi. You will be awestruck with the feeling of breathing the same air and walking on the same earth as Lord Buddha did 2500 years ago. We will take you to Dhamekh Stupa - Seat of the holy Buddha swatch those four majestic lions nestling atop it, now a national emblem of India. The great architectural specimen is adorned with an elephant, a bull, a horse, a lion at the base and a 24-spoke Dharma wheel in the centre that will captivate you. Overnight at Varanasi.

We have arranged your accommodation in the cozy ambience of Chandela Hotel in Khajuraho. Relax in your luxurious suite over a TV Channel or just take a walk on the velvet grass of hotel garden or chill out at the bar. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15: Varanasi - Satna - Khajuraho
After breakfast, transfer to Satna via train. We will not stay at Satna, but just have a small holt to continue out drive to Khajuraho. Whole day is at sleisure. Relax, explore or do what ever you want to do. In eveningssss there is a light and sound show in the temple compound. The show takes you to re-live the day to day life of yore and make a rendezvous with the legends and history of the Chandela Temples. Overnight stay at Khajuraho.

Day 16: Khajuraho
After breakfast, we will visit the alluring vistas of the erotic sculptures of Khajuraho temples. Visiting the most erotic creation of human hands in form of Khajuraho temples is a real treat to eyes. These sculptures are such a fine specimen of ancient architecture. The spectacular stone image portrays each and every human emotion that gives these stone sculptures a life. The spectacular lifelike images portrayed on the temple walls depict beautifully the human relationships from different perspectives. You will be amazed to find such sensuous carvings on the temple walls in a religious country like India. Every detail of the human mood and relationship has been so intricately etched out as if the stone comes alive with the human touch.

Your evening in Khajuraho is going to be memorable as we take you for the extravagant light and sound show in the temple compound. Make a voyage into the past as the show brings out the spectacular history and legends of the temples. Overnight at hotel.

Day 17: Hyderabad
Have your breakfast early in the morning and get ready to fly to Hyderabad- the city of the Nizams. Check in the hotel and relax for sometime as an event full day is ahead. We start our Hyderabad tour by embarking for Golconda Fort located in the vicinity of the city. The guide will tell you about the extraordinary security of the fort which made it invincible. Come to an absolute dark room in the fort and wait for your guide to lit a matchstick; the twinkling mirrors embellished on the walls will make a burst of light leaving you mesmerized. Our next stop is Ramoji Film City, a wonderland in itself which caters to a plethora of Indian films shootings. See those famous locations finding place in the dance sequences of Indian films. Your lunch has been arranged in the sophisticated restaurant inside the film city. Later, you will be guided to the Charminar, standing majestically in the midst of the city. Have a beautiful view of the city from the curved balconies of the Minar. Just outside the Charminar, you will be lost in the colourful shop of Lad Bazar. We bet, you can't discard the tempting call of the exquisite pearl studded jewellery. You can also adorn your wrist with the colourful glass bangles. Night stay in Hyderabad hotel.

Day 18: Hyderabad - Chennai
We catch a early flight from Hyderabad to reach our next destination, Chennai. Relax for an hour in your luxurious hotel suite and then we start our tour to explore the city. The city tour includes visit to Fort St. George which houses the Fort Museum displaying rare pieces of weapons and uniforms of the British period and St. Mary's Church- the first Anglican Church in India. You will be amazed with the spectacular Dravidian architecture of the Kapaleeshwar Temple. The common sight of the city is the beautiful Tamil ladies adorned with Jasmine flower entangled to their long black hair and you can't stop but gazing them repeatedly.

We have arranged special South Indian cuisine for your lunch. Have traditional Tamil dishes like Idli (steamed rice cakes), Dosa (a pancake made from a batter of rice), Sambar, Uttapam and coconut chutney served on the banana leaf in Woodlands Hotel. After lunch we start for Cholamandal Artist's Village, a hub of painters and sculptors, within a stone's throw from the city. You will be mesmerized by watching the artistry of the locales. We recommend you to shop some exquisite piece of artifacts from here to make your Chennai tour memorable for years.

Late in the afternoon, a surprise waits for you. We take you to Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world. It's said, watching the sun set in Marina Beach, people turn romantic and poetic. So try for yourself, what the golden sand dunes of the beach has in store for you. While in Marina Beach, give a try to sweet coconut water and ask your nariyalwala (coconut seller) to churn out the malai (cream) from the shell. You will find it better than any cold drink of the world. Overnight in Chennai.

Day 19: Thiruvananthapuram
In the morning we transfer you to airport to catch a flight to Thiruvananthapuram. There will be a backwater tour on the comfortable houseboats with air-conditioned bedroom decorated with eclectic collection of furniture. The enchanting view of the swaying palm trees creating silhouette on the emerald water are sure to raise your goose bumps. See the green countryside and simple villages of Kerala passing as you sail on the tranquil backwaters. You spend the night in the well equipped houseboats watching the twinkling stars of the sky. The soothing sound of the water rippling seems like a lullaby and takes you to the dream world. Your dinner is served in the houseboat in traditional Malayalam way.

Day 20 : Periyar
We continue our journey to Periyar. Nestled in the picturesque locations of Cardamom Hills, Periyar offers an absolute reward. Excite your adventure bone as we are taking you for the boat cruise on the Periyar Lake. This extravagant tour helps you to see the animals that include elephant, sloth beer, gaur and sambar along the shore of the lake taking a water break from their daily life. If lucky, you can even spot a tiger coming to quench his thirst.

Something very special is waiting for you in the evening. Enjoy a lively bonfire over delicious dinner outside your forest resort. Listen to the whispering of the woods as if nature is upto some conspiracy in this quaint forest of Periyar. Don't be scared it's simply the night spirits.... Overnight at the resort.

Day 21: Periyar - Aurangabad
Next day early morning we set out for the exploration of the forest, this time in a different way - we take you for jeep safari. You will have a hair-raising experience while finding the wild animals roaming around your jeep, unaware of your existence. Our guide will show you some of the endangered species - lion-tailed macaque and slender loris - who knows, perhaps they will not be there to welcome you in your next trip to India.

After you are finished with the safari tour, we start for Madurai airport to catch a flight to Mumbai. We will not spend much time in Mumbai as we have to catch the connecting flight for Aurangabad. Night stay in Taj Residency hotel in Aurangabad.

Day 22: Aurangabad
Wake up early in the morning as today we are going to explore the world famous ancient caves of Ajanta and Ellora. After breakfast we start for Ajanta just at one and half hour distance from Aurangabad. You will be amazed to find the fine carvings decorating the century old temple facade. Amongst the all, Kailasa Temple needs special attention from your side for its remarkable architecture.

Our next destination is Ellora Cave- one of the highly visited World Heritage site. Adorned with the mythologies and philosophies of Buddhism, these cave temples are wonder to the world. You will wonder seeing the paintings on the wall still retaining the century old colour. Pay special attention to the unique carvings of the caves that make them lighted throughout the day. Later we return to Aurangabad and continue our tour by taking a flight to Mumbai. (Airfare USD 85) Overnight at Mumbai hotel.

Day 23: Mumbai
Here comes Mumbai, the city of dreams. We start our tour by paying visit to Prince of Wales Museum. Itself an architectural wonder, see those archeological findings dating back to 2000 BC. If you are not a painting lover, you will be so after watching the wide collection of Indian paintings. From hereon, we move to the wondrous hanging gardens perched at the top of Malabar Hill. Relax in the green lawns of the garden, a rare sight of Mumbai. Our other destinations in Mumbai include Flora Fountain, Haji Ali Dargah and Siddhivinayak Temple. While in Mumbai, suddenly you may be caught into crowd, don't worry, it is the shooting for Hindi Films.

We have planned something very special for your evening as we are taking you to the Juhu Beach. The high-spirited environment on the beach recharges you with excitement. See the crimson red sun slowly setting behind the quiet Arabian Sea. You may give a try to the famous Mumbai food pav-bhaji (bread-curry) and we are sure you will ask for more. Overnight at hotel.

Day 24 : Mumbai
Another day in Mumbai welcomes you. Get ready quickly as today we will be taking you to Gateway of India - Mumbai's most famous monument built to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Marry. Let's taste another popular street food of Mumbai- bhel puri- a unique preparation of puffed rice mixed with salt, coriander, onion and tamarind juice. From hereon, we take a boat ride for Elephanta Caves. You will be amazed to see how human hands have done magic with the rocks. The towering image of Lord Shiva acquaints you with the glorious past of the caves.

Your evening is kept to explore the Mumbai city and you can roam around the city according to your wish. We will take you to Jhaveri Bazar famous for its breathtaking diamond jewellery. Pick a ring for your beloved. Mumbai is the forerunner of Indian fashion. You can shop a bit from the exclusive shops and boutiques.

Here comes the end to the memorable journey in India. After a farewell dinner you will be transferred to airport and you can proceed for your onward destination.

 
  Long India Tour  
  Duration: 20 days / 19 nights  
  Destination: Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Unchagaon – Corbett – Delhi – Shimla – Manali - Dalhousie - Khajjiar – Dharamshala – Chandigarh – Amritsar – Delhi  
     
 

DAY 01: Arrive Delhi
Reach Delhi. GARHWAL HIMALAYAN EXPEDITION local tour manager will give a warm welcome at the airport. Transfer to your hotel. After having some rest proceed for sightseeing. Dinner & over night stay at hotel.

India's capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient and the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. It is not surprising then, that what constitutes Delhi is a conglomerate of seven cities. Down the ages the region in and around modern delhi saw Lalkot built in the mid 11th century, Siri established by Allauddin Khilji, Tughlakabad and Ferozabad built by the tughlaks followed by the city of the lodhis and then came Shahjahanabad, capital of the mughals under Shah Jehan. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind. The division between new and old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals of the British and the Mughals respectively. So, wherever the visitor goes he will invariably confront the city's past.

Day 2: Delhi – Jaipur
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and leave for Jaipur, upon arrival check into the hotel, after having some rest proceed to visit Local market, evening free for rest, dinner & over night stay at hotel.

The origins of the beautiful city of Jaipur can be traced back to the eighteenth century, during the reign of Jai Singh II who ascended the Amber throne in 1699. Jaipur today, epitomizes the spirit of Rajputana. In-spite of growing into a bustling metropolis, it still retains it's character and history - Beautiful fusion of the yesteryears and modernity. Popularly known as the Pink City because of the extensive use of the locally abundant pink plastered stone, painted so in honor of the visit of the royal consort of Queen Victoria. Jaipur thrills the soul with its massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples and lush gardens.

Day 3: Jaipur
Proceed for morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.

Amber Fort Palace
Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. It's forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression.

Proceed for morning sightseeing of Jaipur covering the important palaces and monuments.

City Palace
A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.



Hawa Mahal

The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Its five-storey structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.


Day 4: Jaipur - Agra

Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and leave for Agra, upon arrival check into the hotel, after having some rest proceed for sightseeing and visit Agra Fort / Taj Mahal, etc. Dinner & over night stay at hotel.

Agra
Badal Singh established the city of Taj in 1475. Agra finds mention in the Mahabharat as Agraban. This city in those days was considered to be the sister-city of Mathura, which was more prominent than Agraban. Agra came into its own when the Lodhi Kings chose this place beside the RIVER YAMUNA to be their capital city. Sikander Lodhi made Agra his capital but Babar defeated the Lodhis to capture not only Agra but also laid the foundation of the Mughal Empire.

The coming of Babar heralded a new era, which was to see Agra at its zenith during the reign of Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. It was during Akbar's period that Agra became the center of art, culture and commerce and learning. This trend reached its height when Shah Jahan became the ruler.

In the Mid 16th century and earlier 17th century Agra witnessed a frenzied building activity and it was during this time when the symbol of love Taj Mahal was built. The buildings made during this era were purely in the contemporary Mughal style and of very high quality. The same is still reflected in whatever monuments remain in Agra. The narrow lanes of Agra filled with aroma of Mughlai cuisine, the craftsman who are busy in crating master pieces with their skill all remind of the Mughal royalty which this city had once experienced. Today whatever remains, has become a major tourist attraction which has taken Agra again to the heights of glory but this time as a major tourist destination of India. Proceed for sightseeing.


Taj Mahal
One of the Seven Wonders of the World was built by Shah Jahan in 1631 AD and was completed in 1651AD. Taj Mahal - The symbol of Love was built in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal (Shah Jahan' s second Wife).




Agra Fort
Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction.




Day 5: Agra – Unchangaon Fort

Morning after breakfast leave for Unchagaon, on the way visit remaining part of Agra Monument and then continue drive to Unchagaon, upon arrival check into the hotel. Dinner & over night stay at hotel.

Arrive Unchangaon and check in at Fort Unchagaon - The Fort Unchangaon stands tall as an ideal gateway to Uttaranchal. Home to the Jat rulers who rose in prominence during the decline of Mugal Empire, it was originally made of mud, but its walls were late replaced by brick and old building inside the fort was totally renovated during the 1930's to give it a distinctly colonial look.


Day 6: Unchangaon - Corbett(210 Kms, 04-05 Hrs Drive)
After breakfast, free. Later, leave for Corbett, Arrive Corbett and check in at pre-booked hotel. After noon after lunch and rest proceed for Nature walk go on foot, with our guide, return back to resort by 6 pm, enjoy the evening Tea/ Coffee with cookies, also enjoy the Indoor Activities, dinner & over night stay at hotel.







Day 7: Corbett
Early morning at 5.30 am proceed for morning jeep safari to Corbett National Park Bijrani/Jhirna zone with expert nature guide. Return back to resort by 8.30 am, upon arrival take breakfast and rest, after that proceed to take some team buildin activities like:-

» ROCK CLIMBING
» RIVER CROSSING
» RAPPELLING

Then return back to resort for lunch, after having some rest proceed for evening Jeep Safari or enjoy the indoor activities at the resort. Evening free for rest, Dinner & over nnight stay at hotel.


Day 8: Corbett - Delhi
Early morning elephant safari at 6 am to the dense forest of Bijrani zone, where you will able to see the grassland known as Chaurs The Reserviour and The Crocodile Pond, elephants, deers, sambhar deers and lots of mammals and birds, after that check out from the hotel and drive back to delhi, upon arrival check into the hotel, dinner and over night stay at hotel.




Day 9: Delhi to Shimla
Arrive Delhi and transfer by road to Shimla (343 kms / 8 hrs) the former summer capital of British India, set amidst the snow capped Shivalik Mountains which offers some of the most stunning views of the mighty Himalayas. Arrive & check in hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Stay overnight.




Day 10: Shimla

This morning you will visit Kufri situated at an altitude of 2500 meters just an hours drive from Shimla. Later this afternoon take a walking tour of Shimla, visit the Jakoo hills that offer a panoramic view of the town visit the Vice Regal Lodge and walk down the Mall Road. Stay overnight.







Day 11: Shimla to Manali
Today you will proceed by road to Manali (274 kms / 7hrs) a picture-perfect hill resort at an altitude of 1,929 metres. Set amidst pine-clad mountains, which gradually close in on both sides of the Beas and nestling in their shade, as though carved out of primeval forest, is a scattered hamlet, which comprises this picturesque summer resort. Arrive & check in hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.
Stay overnight.

Day 12: Manali
This morning you may take a walking tour of Manali, visiting the 450 years old temple dedicated to Hadimba Devi, which has some excellent woodcarving. You also visit the Tibetan Monastery and the handicraft center. The rest of the day at leisure OR walk to the nearby picturesque village of Vashisht known for its hot sulphur springs.
Stay overnight.




Day 13: Manali
This morning you visit the Solang Valley and the not to be missed Rohtang Pass, 51 km from Manali at an altitude of 3978 meters (subject to weather conditions).
Stay overnight





Day 14: Manali - Dalhousie

Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and leave for Dalhousie. Dalhousie was established in 1854 by the British Governor General Lord Dalhousie. Built around five hills Dalhousie is clothed in stately groves of deodar and oak. Its marvelous forests trails overlook vistas of wooded hills, waterfalls, spring and rivulets. afternoon move for local sightseeing in Dalhousie. Dalhousie has charming colonial architecture, including some beautiful churches. Its location presents panoramic views of the plains- and like a long silver line, the river Ravi twists and turns below Dalhousie. The spectacular snow-covered Dhauladhar mountains are also visible form this enchanting town. Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 15: Dalhousie – Khajjiar ( 26 Kms)
After breakfast we proceed to Khajjiar. Often called India's Switzerland, the exquisite glade of Khajjiar (1960m) has a circumference of about 5 km. Along its fringes, thick forests of deodar climb the slopes, the snow-line rests above these woods and in the centre of the glade, is a small lake fed by streams that traverse the green carpet. Khajjiar was probably a glacial bowl formed during the last Himalayan ice age and left with a lake that gradually withered away. Khajjiar is part of the notified Kalatop – Khajjiar sanctuary. The Monal Pheasant, a bird which was fairly common till recent times has become relatively difficult to spot nowadays. At Khajjiar there is a 12th century temple dedicated to Khajjair. Within the temple are lifesize wooden images of the five Pandav brothers. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 16: Khajjiar – Dharamshala (150kms / 5 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Dharamshala. Dharamshala has everything for a perfect holiday. It is full of life and yet peaceful. Covering a wide area in the form of twin settlement, Lower Dharamshala (1380m) is a busy commercial centre. While upper Dharamshala (1830m) with the suburbs of Mcleodganj and Forsytheganj, retains a British flavour and colonial lifestyle. Overnight stay at Hotel.




Day 17: Dharamshala

After breakfast moveout for local sightseeing. Mcleodganj is a famous little town of Dharamshala also known as “Little Tibet” H. H. The Dalai Lama resides here. At the start of Mcleodganj is a small bazaar filled with variety of Tibetan handicrafts and artifacts. At the end of the spur lies the Namgyal Monastery. The external wall is surrounded by rows of prayes wheels. With in the monastery are large idols of Buddha. A valokteshwara and Padamsambhava and walls lined with Thankas. The charming church of St. John in the wilderness is situated here and this is the final resting place of Lord Elgin, a British Viceroy of India during the 19th century. Numerous ancient temples like Jwalamukhi, Brijeshwari and Chamunda lie on the plains below Dharamshala. Overnight stay at Hotel. Day at leisure Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 18: Dharamshala – Chandigarh
Morning drive to Chandigarh. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon visit city. Chandigarh was Designed by Le Corbusier - The famous French architect. Half day tour includes visit to the Secretariat, High Court, State Library, Assembly Chambers, Rose Gardens, University, Botanical Garden and the beautiful lake.
Overnight Chandigarh.

Day 19: Chandigarh – Amritsar
Morning drive to Amritsar. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon visit city, Visit the Golden Temple - The sacred Sikh sanctuary, marbled, bronzed & covered with gold leaf wherein the Guru Granth Sahib-The Bible of the Sikhs is placed reverently. Also see the Community kitchen where 10000 pilgrims are fed daily on voluntary and complimentary basis. Visit the historic Jallianwala Bagh where Gen. Dyer's bullets killed scores of innocent Indians and the beautiful Ram Bagh Gardens.
Overnight Amritsar

Golden Temple
Har Mandir Saheb, popularly known, as the Golden temple is the holiest shrine for the Sikhs, so called because the entire upper half was inlaid with copper covered over by gold plate. The architecture of the Golden Temple, is a blend of Hindu and Muslim styles.

The principle of universal participation was extended to the planning and execution of the project. All Sikhs in all congregations had a role in building this noble edifice to their faith. Their participation took two forms: voluntary labor (sewa) at the site, and a donation (daswandh) of ten percent of their income to support the construction. In 1589 by Guru Arjun Dev - Nanak V (1563-1606) was laid down the foundation of the temple. Mir Mohammed Muayyinul Islam, popularly known as Mian Mir was requested to lay the foundation stone. The great Sikh secular leader, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, donated 100 kg of gold to the temple and thus gold was applied to the copper sheets on the roof and the exterior of the building. The construction of the temple was completed in late sixteenth century. The Sikh ruler, Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1803, rebuilt it. It is a two stores marble structure, with an imposing dome of pure gold. The architecture of the Temple is a blend of Hindu and Muslim styles. The golden dome is meant to represent an inverted lotus flower and the interior of the temple is decorated with semi precious stones, frescoes and glasswork. The gnarled old Jubi Tree in the northwest corner of the compound is believed to possess special powers. The Golden Temple's first high priest, Baba Buddhaya, planted it. Guru-ka-Langar or the communal canteen is towards the eastern entrance of the temple complex providing free food to all visitors, regardless of colour, creed, or caste.

Jallianwala Bagh
The huge ground, a reminder of the martyrdom of innocent Indians and the brutality of British General Dwyer, is Jalianwala Bagh. A historical monument today, once was the ground smeared with blood of hundreds of inncocent young and old Indians, men, women and children who had gathered on the new year day for the Punjabis on April 13, 1919, to denounce the rowlatt act. As the few of the speeches got over General Dwyer along with his troupes landed there with full force. He ordered his troupes to open fire without any warning. The bullets kept firing and ended only when the ammunition finished.

A memorial to the martyrdom of the innocents and the bullet marks on the wall tell this tragic incident. A must vist place to see the brutality of the British genral Dwyer.



Day 20: Amritsar – Delhi
Early in the morning check into the hotel after breakfast and leave for Delhi, upon arrival drop you at Delhi airport to catch the flight for onward destination.

 
     
  Lamayuru to Padum to Darsha Trek  
 
Its reputation is well established and well deserved. It is perhaps the hardest route because of the great number of ups and downs. The best period is from the mid June to October. Allow 22 days. There is another options, which is move from Baralacha-la and Phirtse-la, after the Padum and can be covered in 24 days.

1st Day: Lamayuru to Wanla, 3 hours
Go up the Shillakong along the right bank, cross it, and then arrive in Shilla. Pass the village, go to a broad chorten then follow a narrow and dry gorge as far as the Prinkiti-la 3726 metres. Easy ascent, then pass an escarpment. Cross the river and go towards the village of Wanla. Short decent from the monastery which is the most photographed in Ladakh.

2nd Day: Wanla to Hanupatta, 5 hours
From Wanla, continue across the slope until entering the gorges. At the junction of the rivers, chorten and religious banners on a flat. Pass a ridge across the Yapola. Then, some easy, some difficult stretches until Phenjila 3 hours. A little beyond the village, cross again onto the left bank.

3rd Day: Hanupatta to Sirsir-la to Photoksar, 6 hours
From the village, gentle climb up to a large chorten, then long ascent of the Sirsir-la. The last third is steep. Pass is situated at 4800 metres. Easy descent to the river. Cross onto the left bank, then, long descent into a stony valley. Good campsite a short distances before the village of Photoksar.

4th Day: Photoksar to Foot of the Sengge-la, 7 hours
Rather steep climb to the Sengge-la taking from 2 hours, then a short slope leads into a broad valley. Easy going then gentle climb towards the Bumiktse-la 4200 metres, beautiful view, descent towards Photoksar 3750 metres, splendid village at the base of the huge mountain walls. Abandoned gompa 20 minutes away above the village.

5th Day: Foot of the Sengge-la to Lingshed, 6 hours
Easy climb of 4 hours up to Murgum-la 4100 metres. Continue climbing, pass an escarpment then go along the slope. Wonderful landscape, view of the valley of Nierag, on the other bank of the Zanskar. Gentle descent towards the villages of Gongma 3840 metres and Skiumpata. Then very steep climb as far as the Kiupa-la 3850 metres. Then climbing down gradually along the mountain side up to the foot of the Sengge-la.

6th Day: Lingshed to Hanuma-la Snertse, 7 hours
Long gradual descent from the Hanuma-la. Through gorges first, then easier. After 2 hours, pass a sheep fold. A further 2 hours to reach the summit of the Hamuma-la 4700 metres. A 1000 metres steep descent, then a 300 metres climb along the mountain side. From this small pass.

7th Day: Snertse to Hanumil to Parti-la, 6 hours
Still on a good and easy path 4 hours beyond Hanumil, small stream on the left. Take on a supply of water. The path leads away from the edge of the Zanskar, up to the plateau, then to the foot of the pass. Steep and difficult climb for the animals as far as the Parfi-la 3900 metres. Rather steep descent until reaching the Oma-Chu River. Good bridge, then up a 500 metres sandy slope. Wonderful lookout. Then along the slope as far as the sheep folds of Snertse.

8th Day: Hanumil to Pishu, 5 hours
Continue left bank. Easy going sometimes along the river, sometimes across the morainic plateau. A bridge before Pidmo, then another 2 hours until Pishu. Very good campsite 100 metres past the 2 houses.

9th Day: Karsha to Pishu, 5 hours
Easy stretch on the often hot and dusty bank of the Zanskar river. Above Rinam, small stream and shelter formed by the rocks. Before Pishu, make a little detour to see the longest hanging bridge over the Zanskar. It leads to Zangla. Attractive campsite below the village of Karsha.

10th Day: Karsha to Padum, 4 hours

From Karscha, head towards Pupating, then a dusty plain towards the Doda river and reach to the Padum.

11th and 12th Day: Padum
Two days kept for the rest at Padum and local sightseeing of padum Villages. The Padum is the major centre of Zanskar region. The preparation will be completed for the next operation.

13th Day: Padum to Mune, 5 hours

From the monastery, go down a steep incline to the main trail. After two hours, you arrive at Bardan Gompa, a Kagyupa monastery famous for its prayer wheel 180-cm height. From Bardan, a dusty road suitable for motor traffic leads to Padum without difficulty. Several quite beautiful villages on the opposite bank. Padum 3650 metres.

14th Day: Mune to Ichar, 5 hours
Cross back over to the left bank, then a gradual climb before coming to a major tributary. Gradual descent down towards Reru, then quite a beautiful plain covered with flowers as far as Mune.

15th Day: Ichar to Purne, 6 hours
Go back down, cross the bridge, then go up the left bank. The trail overhangs the Tsarap is sometimes tricky and hard going. Frequent small canyons of pudding stones. Pass bit above a hanging bridge, which leads to the village of Cha. Two hours later, you arrive at Kaydang, a small village in popular groves. Carry on until Hamuni. Pass below the village of Surle. The Trail is still not good, several stretches difficult for the horses. Very good camp. Interesting fortified village.

16th Day: Pkuktal to Purne, 4 hours
Leave the horses in Purne. Go up the left bank of the Tsarap into splendid gorges. After 2 hours, cross a bridge in good condition. Fifteen minutes later, you arrive at a small tributary to the Tsarap, beautifully clear water cascading down. A ledge leads to a small plateau sprinkled with Chortens and religious banners from there, you can see the Phuktal monastery, one of the most spectacular sights in Zanskar. Phuktal belongs to the tradition of the Gelupas. The spring that gurgles deep in the cave is still out of bounds to women. The Hungarian historian Cosma de Koros stayed here over the winter of 1825-26. It is possible to find food and lodging at the monastery.

17th Day: Purne to Table, 6 hours
From Table, continue on the right bank along an easy path 2 hours before Tanze, you cross in front of narrow gorge where the route joins up with Hiking Tour. Tanze is small village, gompa on ruins bit higher up. A short distance beyond Tanze, there is a bridge across to the left bank. Monotonous going across morainic terrain. Slight rise leading to Kuru, major village of livestock breeders. Afterwards, an excellent path leads steadily lower. Arrival in Teta 3 hours, beautiful village. The path continues downward near the river. Stay on the left bank, then climb gentle slope up to Jal. Next comes a steep descent towards a large bridge which you cross to get to Table. You can either set up camp somewhere before the house.

18th Day: Camp at the Gumburanjon, 6 hours
Climb down a mass of fallen rocks, then cross several streams. After one hour, you pass beneath the face of the Gumburanjan, then an easy descent towards Kargyak 4100 metres on the right bank, no problem. Two hours after Kargyak, you reach Table. Good camp.

19th Day: Shinkun-camp at the Gumburanjon to Ramjak, 9 hours
From the camp, climb moderate slopes to the foot of the pass. Several easy stream crossing. The ground flattens out and the path zigzags through a moraine as far as the Shinkun-la 5090 metres, 5 hours. The decent is steep and dangerous for horses. Cross a final firm to reach the first meadows. Cross several easy streams, then go down an escarpment towards a small plateau. Nice view of the Gumburanjor. Good camp between two streams.

20th Day: Camp-Ramjak, 7 hours
Continue on the left bank until reaching second major ford, then go up the right-hand valley. There are good paths on both sides of the stream, but both are hard going. Good camp at Ramjak in small meadow, spring.

21st Day: Darsha- camp, 5 Hours
From Ramjak follow the track until the last hamlet, then a good footpath. Pass a spectacular gorge. Continue along the left bank, then cross a first ford. Good camp 1 hour beyond the ford, groves and reach Darsha.

22nd Day: Darsha
Relax till afternoon and move towards Manali via Rothang pass. Transfer to the hotel.

Cost of the tour is EURO 65 per day per person

COST INCLUDED:


   • Transportation by Car / Jeep through out the tour,
   • All pick up and dropping facilities
   • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
   • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
   • All meals
   • Services of English Speaking guide
   • Services of Porter / helper / Cook
   • Mobile kitchen
   • Permission for this Trek
   • All climbing and camping gear
   • Camera Fee / Camping Fee,
   • All trekking equipment
   • All taxes.
   • Drivers T.A. – D.A.
   • ALL fuel, and state taxes, parking fee.

For this High altitude trek we will be provide as following and we suggest to do and trekkers to bring with them

PREPARATION FOR TREKKING:

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU: Personal Clothing and Equipments: You need at least 3 pair of change of your clothing for this trip. Shorts, skirt or lightweight trousers are ideal in the heat of the day along with T-shirt, long sleeved cotton shirts and sun hat. During the evening and the higher altitudes warmers clothing will be needed, breeches, track.

Well fitting, comfortable trekking boots are to be preferred over training shoes for the actual trekking and clothing will be required for both extremes of climate, for hot sun when trekking through the lower foothills to freezing temperatures at night when camping in the high valleys

   • FIBRE PILE JACKET: [1]
   • SHORTS OR SKIRT: [1]
   • LIGHT COTTON TROUSERS: [1]
   • BREECHES /TRACK SUIT BOTTOMS /ULTRA FLEECE TROUSERS: [1]
   • DUVET JACKET: Down or synthetic
   • WOOL BALACLAVA, WOOL MITTS:
   • WATERPROOFS: Jacket and trousers
   • SUN HAT
   • SCARF: Silk/Nylon, useful for keeping the sun off the back of your neck
   • SUNGLASSES / GOGGLES: Essential to get a pair, which cuts out 100% UV rays
   • SUN CREAM: High protection factor [15 or higher] or high altitude glacier cream
   • LIP SLAVE/LABISAN: Protection for the lips. Get one with a sunscreen
   • WATER BOTTLE: 1-2 liter metal
   • IODINE: 2% SOLUTION [TINCTURE OF IODINE] obtained from most chemists put into a small     glass dropper bottle. 8 drops of iodine will sterlise 1 litre of water in 20 minutes.
   • Toilet Items: Soap, Towel, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Comb, Sanitary protection,      Toilet rolls [2], etc. Toilet paper is provided on Trek
   • HEAD TORCH: [Petzl recommended] -spare batteries and bulbs
   • SEWING KIT
   • SMALL KNIFE: Swiss army style - has many uses
   • A COPY OF YOUR INSURANCE CERTIFICATE
   • SMALL PLASTIC BAGS /STUFF SACS OR PILLOW CASES: To separate and keep the gear in      your kit bag in orders CIGARETTE LIGHTER: for burning toilet paper and rubbish.
   • OPTIONAL: SKI STICK: Telescopic for easy carrying
   • THERMAREST: Or similar self-inflating mattress, gives decadent luxury
   • WET WIPES: Or similar
   • SLEEPING BAG: Good quality feather sleeping bag.
   • GOOD TREKKING SHOES: Gore-Tex.

Insurance & Emergency Expenses:

We suggest that clients insure themselves against a comprehensive claim policy. Which should also include Helicopter Evacuation if necessary. Please note that our any trek Package does not include any rescue or evacuation expenses in emergencies. Any Emergency arrangement other than regular straightforward tour itinerary service should be borne by the clients themselves.

Guide and Staff: A local English-speaking guide will escort the group throughout the trip including few local staff and porters for the camping.

Insurance: We highly recommend all clients to be insured against Medical, accidents & necessary emergency evacuation, if needed.

Precautions: As Garhwal Himalayas get very bright sunlight due to thin air, so taking photographs can be quite glare. We recommend you to take the advise from the photographic shop while purchasing the film rolls for Himalayas. Please ask your guide before taking photographs inside the temples,

Medical Kit: We suggest you to bring your own first aid kit with adequate medication regarding altitude sickness, nausea, dehydration and some painkillers.

Elastoplasts, Adhesive tape, 4" crepe bandage, Elasticated knee and /or ankle support if you experience strain these joints, Blister dressings, e.g. moleskin, compead, spenco dressings, Nasal Decongestant, Throat lozenges/ glucose sweets, * Wide spectrum antibiotic [Ciproxin recommended], Anti -diarrhea - Imodium or Lomita, * A course of Flagella [treatment of giardia], * Codeine Phosphate - constipate, cough suppressant and pain killer, Cold and flu suppressant, Aspirin / paracetamol., Rehydrate powder - useful for adding to your water bottle and for fluid replacing purposes.' Small pair of scissors, Any special medicines you require.

Physical Fitness: Before booking for this trip with us, clients should be in sound good health preparation for this trip. We advise bit of exercise like morning or evening walk or jogging.

These changes plus the effect of intense sunlight, walking hard & dehydration may cause a number or mild vague symptoms such as Loss of appetite, fatigue, headache, nausea, dizziness, palpitations, sleeplessness, mild shortness of breath with exercise.

 
     
 
 
SHORT TRIP TO SOUTH

Day 01 : Cochin – Munnar (140 KMS – 04 Hours drive)
Arrival at Cochin Airport (meet & assistance on arrival) and drive to Munnar, on arrival check into Hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight stay in Munnar.

Day 02 : Munnar
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Munnar – visit Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake, Echo Point, Shooting Point and Eravikulam National Park. Overnight stay in Munnar.

Day 03 : Munnar – Kumarakom/Alleppey (200 KMS – 05 Hours drive)
After breakfast proceed to Kumarakom/Alleppey. Check-in at the houseboat which will take you to enjoy the magic by going on a Houseboat (Kettuvallam) cruise across the backwaters. Spend the next 21 hours in your floating villa. Enjoy the backwaters of Kerala by getting a glimpse of the village life at close quarters; a unique and unforgettable experience. (check in time 12.30 PM – A/C will be operating from 9.00 PM to 6.00 AM) Enjoy the sunset & stay overnight on the house boat. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 04 : Alleppey/Kumarakom – Cochin (100 KMS – 03 Hours drive)
After breakfast check out from Houseboat (check out time 9.30 AM) and drive to Cochin Airport / Railway Station for onward journey.

 

HOTELS/HOUSEBOAT USED IN THE ABOVE TOUR PROGRAM.

(02 Nights) : Munnar : Hotel Le-Celestium : 03 Executive Rooms + 03 Extra beds : CP

(01 Night) : Kumarakom or Alleppey : Rover Cruise A/C Deluxe Houseboat : Three bed room: AP

CP : Room with Breakfast

AP : Rooms with Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

 

Tour cost per person on twin sharing basis: Rs.8350/- X 06 Persons net payable

*Children below 05 Years on complimentary basis.

 
Includes:
•  Accommodation in the above mentioned hotel/houseboat or similar on triple sharing basis
• Breakfast at Munnar and in Houseboat breakfast, lunch and dinner basis.
• All transfers and sightseeing by 01 A/C Tempo Traveller including fuel charges, driver’s bhatta, toll    and parking.
• All applicable hotel & service taxes.
 
Excludes:
• Any meals other than those mentioned above.
• Any airfare / train fare.
• Entrance fees to Amusement parks & Boating charges.
• Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, and    all items of personal nature.
• Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
• Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle
   mal-functions, political disturbances etc.
 

Hope the above information suites your requirements.
Please revert with the guest name and a line of confirmation, so that we can check the availability with hotel/houseboat and block the rooms.

*Rooms in the above mentioned hotels subject to availability at the time of booking.

NOTE: Please note that you have to bring any of your ID proof like passport / Driving License / Voter ID Cards, any of these documents are must while Travelling, otherwise, you may have to face the legal Problem.

Long India Tour

Day 01 - Arrive Amritsar :
Morning receive you from Amritsar airport and drop you at Amritsar Hotel, after having some rest, Start your city tour with the blessings of Golden Temple-the most important sikh shrine also known as Harmandir Sahib and Darbar Sahib. Then visit Jallianwala Bagh- the place that reminds every Indian of the brutal and hearless massacre by british general Dyer.

Visit Durgiana Temple :
The temple The complex houses Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir with a huge pond on its periphery

Mata Lal Ji Devi Temple :
The replica Temple of Mata Vaishno Devi Temple in Katra , Jammu and Kashmir. Evening visit India-Pakistan Attari Border to watch Flag Retreat Ceremony- Attari Wagah, an army Joint Check Post on India-Pakistan border 30 Kms from Amritsar where the daily highlight is the evening "Beating the Retreat" ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. Return to hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 02 - Amritsar to Srinagar :
After Breakfast , Drive 450 KM 12 Hrs to Srinagar , Kashmir , reach in the late evening, check in the Houseboat, Overnight at House Boat in Srinagar. Overnight at Houseboat.

Day 03 - Srinagar - Local Sightseeing (50Kms) :
Half day tour of world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Adobe of love). Return to houseboat for hot lunch. In the afternoon Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with which is often compared to Venice. You will get a view of some very interesting places around the Lake. Overnight at Houseboat.

Day 04 - Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar (112 Kms.) :
Full day tour of Gulmarg which is one of the most beautiful summer resort in the valley. It is also popular for its golf course (in summer), the highest in the world and skiing during the winter season, Enjoy the splendor of nature and the snowy mountains. One can have Gondola ride (cable car) from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg. In the evening return to Houseboat. Overnight at Houseboat.

Day 05 - Srinagar - Sonmarg - Kargil ( 250 Kms) :
Leave in the morning and drive to Kargil by car/coach and road passes through the panoramic village reach Sonmarg (2740 Mtrs). After Sonmarg most rough road and wet Zojila pass 3527 Mtrs (Gateway of Ladakh). Continue drive towards Dress (The second coldest inhibited place in the world) we stop here for tea and passport check. Another two and half hours drive will take us to Kargil (2710 Mtrs) which has got its importance after opening the Ladakh for tourists in 1974. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06 - Kargil - Leh ( 235 Kms) :
Leave in the morning full day drive to Leh today we have to ascend three passes this day will be tiresome but panoramic too. First Buddhist village will be Mulbek. We have to cross the highest pass (Fotula 13749ft.) on Srinagar Leh route. At lunch time we will be at Lamayuru oldest Monastery. Continue drive to next village Nimu a view of Zanskar river following into Indus. Finally we reach Leh 3500 Mtrs. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07 - Leh :
Morning free for personal activities and at Leisure. Afternoon half day tour of Phyang, Spituk and Shanker Gompa. Overnight at Hotel

Day 08 - Leh – Khardongla Pass – Leh ( 85 Kms) :
Day excursion to Khardongla pass which is the highest motorable pass in the world 5600 Mtrs and has been recorded in the Gunnies Book of world records. At the top enjoy the nature beauty of snow capped mountains. In the late afternoon return back to the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09
Leh to Tso Moriri Lake 9 hours, On way sightseeing of Hemis monastery:


Hemis Monastery : This is biggest and the most important monastery in Ladakh. It is situated 49 kms to south of Leh, a little off the main Leh-Manali road. It was built in the 17th century by Chapgon Gyalshas and ever since has enjoyed the patronage of the royal family. Hemis is the headquater of the Drukpa order and all the monasteries throughout Ladakh are administered by it.

Shey Palace and Monastery :
Also on the way to Hemis Gompa and 15 kms from Leh is the summer palace of the erstwhile, Raja of Leh, set upon a hill sitting Buddha wrought with copper and gold that leaves one lama before hand. Many chortens can be seen to the east of the monastery. After the Shey tourists reach to Leh, Main Centre of Ladakh. With the inhabitants of 50,000, Leh is located in small valley just the north of Indus valley.

Day 10 - Around lake of Tsomoriri lake/ Tso Moriri Lake :
Tso Moriri lake is situated in the middle of the elevated district of Rupso. It name is characteristic of its situation. Nestle in the midst of 20,000 feet, peals which completely shut the lake. A kilometres ahead is a picturesque village of Korzok consisting of about a hundred families. Visiting the monastery on the top of the village, belonging to the yellow sect and has about 35 resident monks. The night camp along the side of Lake. Six to seven kilometres at its widest point and over 130 kms long, their is another attraction of this lake is sight of eastern cranes and other migratory black necked cranes birds.

Day 11 - Tsomoriri lake - Keylong :
The tough journey will begin toward Manali. The next destination is the Pang. Just after this pass tourist are entered to the tent site called Sarchu. Lachlung La, 5060 metres, is the second highest pass on the Leh-Manali road. While next move is the , which is 4883 metres means crossroads pass Baralachala. The journey becomes more adventurous and interesting while passing the this pass. Darcha is the another major tent site on this road.

Day 12 - Keylong to Manali :
The journey will begin toward Manali in the morning, Rohtang Pass 3978 metres not high, but treacherous all the same-starts the ascent to Manali. Keylong is the last town of any size on the journey to Manali.

Day 13 - Manali Sightseeing – Delhi (by Overnight Journey) :
Full day excursion visiting Kothi Gorge, club house, Manu Temple, Vashisht Temple, Hadimba Temple, Monastery, Tibetan Market, Evening free for Mall Road.

Hadimba Temple :
Manali has many attractions but the chief centre of interest, historically and archeologically, is undoubtedly the DHOONGRI TEMPLE dedicated to goddess Hadimba, the Bhim of Mahabharat fame. It has four-tiered Pagoda shaped roof and the doorway is carved with legendary figures and symbols. This temple located amidst wooden forest of deodar is about 2.5 kms. from the tourist office. It is a pleasant experience to stroll in the temple complex which was built in 1533 A.D. A large festival is held here in May.

Hadimba Devi Temple is dedicated to the wife of Bhim, one of the five Pandava brothers in the Indian epic Mahabharata. As the legend goes, Bhim married Hadimba and they had a son. Later on, Hadimba left the place and became a spiritual. The people later erected a temple in her respect, known as Hadimba Temple. The temple is in pagoda style and comprises no idol within, albeit, some footprints are engraved and are worshiped by devotees.

Hadimba Devi Temple has 24 m high tower. The three tiers of its square roofs are covered with timber tiles, while the conical roof is clad in metal. The unadorned walls of mud-covered stonework contrast with the wooden doorway, which is elaborately decorated with miniature depictions of Goddess, attendants, animals and stylized foliation. On the beams above the doorway appear the Navagrahas, female dancers an isolated scene from the Krishna story.

Manu Temple :
3 kms. from the main bazar in old Manali lies the temple of MANU RISHI. It is believed that this is the only temple of Manu in India, who was the creator of human race on the earth.

Club House :
2 kms. from the town, club house has indoor games facilities which has been located on the left bank of Manalsu Nallah. There are some picnic spots near it.

Tibetan Monasteries :
There are 3 newly constructed colorful monasteries, where visitors can buy carpets and other Tibetan handicrafts. Two are located in the town and one at Aleo on the left bank of Beas river.

Vashist Hot Water Springs And Temple (3 kms) :
Vashist, is a tiny village which tourists visit in large numbers. It has a plethora of temples, hot springs that made it a popular name amongst Manali tourists. It has its location on the River Beas`s left bank leading to Rohtang pass. In the close proximity there is also a wonderful pyramidal temple made of stone. It has been devoted to Vashist Muni. One also finds a beautiful temple, which is dedicated to Lord Rama. Natural hot sulphur springs also are unique. Any person can bask into fun of bathing. There are two individual tanks for both men and women. . Moreover stylish shower fitting baths built in the Turkish mode are built in the close locales. There also one can get the facility of getting hot water for bathing from the springs situated in and around. In the evening leave for Delhi, enroute halt for Dinner and continue drive to Delhi,

Day 14 - Arrive Delhi :
Morning reach Delhi, upon arrival check into the hotel, after having some rest proceed for Half Day Delhi sightseeing and visit New Delhi Monument like, India Gate, President House, Parliament Street, etc. Dinner & over night stay at Delhi,

Day 15 - Delhi – Jaipur :
Early in the morning drive to the Pink city of Jaipur. Visit the impressive Amber Fort & Palace situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur city en route to Jaipur. At the foot of the hill, get the royal experience of mounting a caparisoned elephant for the slow and steady climb up to the main gate of the fort. After check in proceed for sightseeing of City Palace still home to the Maharaja of Jaipur. It also houses a museum with many antiques and Art D' Facts belonging to the Royal family including a collection of weapons. Evening will be spent at Chokhi Dhani, a beautiful village resort in Jaipur depicting the colorful lives of people living in the villages of Rajasthan. Dinner will be served in traditional fashion and is a very enjoyable experience. Post dinner return to the hotel, overnight at the hotel.

Day 16 - Jaipur – Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary :
After breakfast leave for the sightseeing and shopping tour of the city. Visit the Hawa Mahal or the palace of winds which was constructed for the ladies of the Royal family to watch the processions passing through the streets below without being seen. Visit Jantar Mantara famous observatory. In the Afternoon drive to Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary enjoy at the hotel in house and in door activities. Dinner and over night at hotel

Day 17 - Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary :
Rise early for trip to Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary by exclusive jeep with naturalist. Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary a haven for wildlife which lies in the scenic area of the Aravalli Hills. An ideal additional or alternative to the a safari in Ranthambhore National Park, this sanctuary offers rugged hillsides, beautiful scenery and wildlife. It is one of the best habitats in the area for the leopard, the Honey Buzzard, the Indian Courser and many more !

Return for breakfast and spend the rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch at 03:00 PM you take a jeep OR Car with guide to Ranthambhore Fort.

The Ranthambhore fort is believed to have been built in 944 A.D. by a Chauhan ruler. It is strategically located on the border of Rajasthan and erstwhile Malwa The Undulating topography of the surrounding forests was used as an outer defense to the advantage of the fort. It is approximately 14 km far from Sawai Madhopur. The Fort lies on an isolated hill 481 meters (1578 feet) above sea level. It was one of the strongest forts of Northern India. The fort had many buildings inside of which only a few have survived the ravages of wars and time. Among the remaining ruins, the two pavilions, Badal Mahal and Hammirs court and parts of the royal palace give an idea of the old grandeur. For water supply there are two rain fed reservoirs in the fort. The fort also has an old temple devoted to lord Ganesh which is used by hundreds of worshippers daily and visitors. The fort provides excellent views of the National Park and its lakes. It is very special place for bird watching and occasionally leopards use the area. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 18 - Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary – Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary :
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and leave for Bharatpur, en route halt for Lunch and then continue drive to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, upon arrival check into the hotel, evening free for rest, overnight stay at hotel,

Day 19 - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary – Delhi :
Do birding at the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in the morning until noon, and then leave for Delhi, upon arrival drop you at Delhi Hotel for over night stay,

The Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that sees (or saw) thousands of rare and highly endangered birds such as the Siberian Crane come here during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to have made the National Park their home. It is also a major tourist centre with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971. It is also a declared World Heritage Site.

The sanctuary was created 250 years ago and is named after a Keoladeo (Shiva) temple within its boundaries. Initially, it was a natural depression; and was flooded after the Ajan Bund was constructed by Maharaja Suraj Mal, the then ruler of the princely state of Bharatpur, between 1726 to 1763. The bund was created at the confluence of two rivers, the Gambhir and Banganga. The park was a hunting ground for the maharajas of Bharatpur, a tradition dating back to 1850, and duck shoots were organized yearly in honor of the British viceroys. In one shoot alone in 1938, over 4,273 birds such as mallards and teals were killed by Lord Linlithgow, the then Governor-General of India. After India's independence, the rulers of the princely states were allowed shooting rights until 1972. In 1982, grazing was banned in the park, leading to violent clashes between the local farmer and Gujjar communities and the government.

Day 20 - Delhi – Corbett National Park :
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and leave for corbett National park, upon arrival check into the hotel, after having some rest 3.00 P.M Move near the river for nature walk, visit the river and visit some chirping birds at their own habitat. Elephant at 5.00 P.M till 7.00 P.M to the dense forest admiring the river.. (Note : we have included only 01 Elephant ride in this package, for other Elephant ride will cost you extra) . Max -04 pax on the back of the elephant

7.00 Bonfire Tea/ Coffee with Biscuits/Cookies :
Bonfire will be at the bank of river Kosi, listening the Wildlife tales of Corbett With you guide gazing the stars. Dinner and overnight stay at Resort.

Day 21 - Corbett National Park :
Early morning wakeup call with the smell of hot streaming cup of tea by the Resort staff. Fresh and move for Nature walk towards the jungle to visit the oldest temple in corbett, believed it’s there since The Mahabharata time, after the fund collected for the renovation by the local people to save its legacy, has a great believe in it. Back to Resort for breakfast.. After having breakfast, try your muscle power in team building games, like River Crossing, Rappelling, Slithering, Free fall.

Lunch at 1.30 PM
Move for jeep safari at 2.30 P.M our expert driver will take to the jungle to make you one to one with the wildlife creature. A detailed would be provided to you as you will accompanied by the Government nature guide. max-06 pax can sit in a jeep, excluding Driver and Nature guide. which is minimum 3 - 4 hours.

(Note : we have included only 01 Jeep Safari in our cost any Extra Jeep Safari and Activity will cost extra)

After safari fresh and bath, Sharing your experience of safaris at Bonfire. Dinner and overnight stay at Resort.

Day 22 - Corbett National Park – Delhi – Cochin :
Early morning breakfast check out from the hotel and leave for Delhi, upon arrival drop you at Delhi Airport to catch the flight for Cochin,

Welcome to God’s Own Country. Upon arrival our representative will greet you at Kochi Airport then transfer to the hotel. Check-in and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Later, proceed for a half day city sightseeing tour of Kochi. Kochi which is having the best preserved history of colonial times and the ideal way to bring it alive is to take a walk down memory lane. The major tourist attractions are Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue, and Mattancherry Palace/Dutch Palace. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 23 - Kochi – Munnar (158 kms. - 04 hrs.) :
Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed to Munnar, the place where the unfolded green carpet is waiting for you. Munnar is breathtakingly beautiful, a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country. Munnar is the gateway of Hills in South India. On the way you can also watch the lovely waterfalls in Cheeyappara and colourful flowers in Blossom Garden. Reach & check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Explore rest of the day along with the nature. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 24 - Munnar :
Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed for a morning sightseeing trip of Munnar; visiting Mattupetty Dam which offers many fascinating sights to relish. The Shola forests around Mattupetty are ideal for trekking and bird watching, with the variety of birds found there. Kundala is a picturesque town located at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Enroute visit Echo Point, View Point & green carpet of Tea Gardens. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 25 - Munnar – Thekkady (110 kms – 03 hrs.) :
Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed to Thekkady which offers diverse attractions like Wildlife Sanctuary, Hill Station and Spice Plantation. Natures own little hideout nestled in the hills of Thekkady. Reach & Check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Visit the local spice market for some garden fresh spices and handicrafts. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 26 - Thekkady :
Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed to the most attractive feature of Thekkady i.e. Periyar Wild life Sanctuary. The place where one can go for a Wildlife cruise to view a large variety of wildlife like Wild Elephants, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar Deer, Wild Bison, Wild Boar etc, and quite a lot of unique birds can also be spotted. You can recreate yourself by having Optional activities like spice plantation Tour, Bamboo Rafting, Trekking and Elephant ride. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 27 - Houseboat :
Enjoy sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed to the boat Jetty, board the traditionally decorated houseboat and begin the enchanting backwater cruise. The backwaters of Kerala is a unique product of Kerala and is found nowhere else in the world. A glide in a "Kettuvallam" (Houseboat) through the enchanting backwaters is sure to rob your heart. You’re in a watery universe, so quiet, even you can hear your own blood pumping around your head. Sparkling greens, emerald backwaters, coir-laden houseboats and magical beauty heals your mind and body as you travel to surreal Kerala. Overnight stay in the Houseboat.

Day 28 - Departure Kochi (78 kms. – 02½ hrs.) – Goa :
Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast, then we will drop you at Cochin Airport to catch the flight for Goa, On arrival at Goa airport our representative having a placard displaying your name will meet you to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free at your leisure, in the evening you can enjoy “Feni” an intoxicating drink made from cashew and coconut. Cashew Feni is made from fermenting and distilling ripe cashew apples where as Coconut Feni is distilled from coconut toddy. There is one more feni called Urak which is also made from cashew apples, but it is produces after the first distillation. It is a cooling drink popular in summer months. In Goa, don’t forget to order the Goa Cuisine in your dinner; you will really love the sea food of Goa. Overnight at hotel in Goa.

Day 29 - Goa :
This morning after breakfast explore the fascinating beaches of North Goa. The coastline of North Goa starts from Arambol and extend up to Fort Aguada making it a 30 km stretch of beautiful beaches. Following are the famous beaches in noth Goa: The Arambol Beach (Harmal Beach), Anjuna beach, Baga beach, Calangute beach, Dona Paula beach, Miramar beach, Sinquerim beach, Bambolim and Vagator beach. Anjuna beach is the highest visited beach in Goa. The beach is known for its Wednesday Flea Market. It is also famous for the beach sports, parties, and shacks. Candolim beach is closer to the famous Fort Aguada. The beauty of the beach is increased by the view of fort on one side and sea on other side. The twin beach of Candolim beach & Sinquerim is known for its sheer beauty. The soft white sand spread, lined with palm and casuarina trees will have an everlasting effect on your minds. The Bambolim beach is located near Panjim. The beautiful beach has been converted to a beach resort, called as Bambolim Beach Resort. The most important churches of North Goa are also located in Old Goa or Velha Goa a UNESCO-designated world heritage site. The famous churches you can visit are Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Divine Providence, Church of St. Francis of Assisi and the Church of Our Lady of Rosary. In the evening enjoy Boat cruise on river Mandovi and If it is a full moon light and you are looking for Goa’s famous beach parties Club Clubana is the right place for you in north Goa. Overnight at hotel in Goa.

Day 30 - Goa to Mumbai by Flight :
This morning after breakfast your will be transferred to Goa airport to board your flight to Mumbai. On arrival at Mumbai airport our representative having a placard displaying your name will meet you to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Mumbai.

Day 31 - Elephanta Caves & Mumbai City Tour :
This morning after breakfast take a full day sightseeing tour of Mumbai city. The tour includes visits to 26 meters high British-built Arch “Gateway of India”, Mumbai’s landmark built to honour the visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Later visit Marine Drive dubbed, as the Queen’s Necklace is Mumbai’s most popular promenades and a favorite sunset watching spot. The Kamla Nehru Park from where you have a picturesque view of the city, Hanging Gardens are so named since they are located on top of a series of tanks that supply water to Mumbai. Pass by the `towers of silence’ the crematorium of the Parsis. Also visit Mani Bhawan a private house where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay when he visited Mumbai. It is now a museum and research library with 20,000 volumes, Have fun at Juhu beach, children simply love this place; it is virtually an open air restaurant with innumerable food counters. Return to hotel for overnight.

Day 32 - Departure :
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer you at Mumbai International airport to catch the flight for next Destination

Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive at Delhi :
On arrival at Delhi International Airport, our representative will receive you with a traditional Indian welcome. Check in at hotel and stay there overnight. Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi begins here.

Day 02 - Delhi : After breakfast, venture out for a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Visit the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Humayun's Tomb and Lotus Temple. Return to the hotel and watch a folk dance performance. After dinner, spend the night at the hotel.

Day 03 - Delhi - Jaipur :
Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi today proceeds to 'Pink City' Jaipur. After breakfast at hotel, check out and drive to Jaipur. On arrival, transfer to hotel and stay overnight.

Day 04 - Jaipur :
After breakfast, excursion tour to Amber fort where you can enjoy an elephant ride. Drive past Hawa Mahal on your return. In the afternoon, visit the City Palace and Museum and also Jantar Mantar. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05 - Jaipur - Agra :
On day 05 of Golden Triangle tour package with Varanasi, after breakfast, drive to Agra and en route, visit Fatehpur Sikri. Check into hotel for overnight stay.

Day 06 - Agra - Bodhgaya :
After breakfast, visit Agra fort and Taj Mahal. By evening, board the train to Bodhagaya. Overnight on board.

DAY 07 - ARRIVAL AT BODHGAYA : On arrive Gaya airport. Welcome & assistances in airport, then you will be transfer to Bodhgaya hotel. Evening proceed for sightseeing, Overnight in a hotel at Bodhgaya.

DAY 08 - BODHGAYA EXCUSION VISIT TO RAJGIR & NALANDA :
Morning after proceed to take excursion visit to Rajgir & Nalanda,

Rajgir is a verdant valley surrounded by rocky hills. Here on Griddhakuta or Vultures Peak the Buddha set in motion his second Wheel of Law and for three months every year during the rainy season preached many inspiring sermons to his disciples. The Buddha Sangha of Japan have constructed a massive modern stupa, the Shanti (peace) stupa at the top of the hill in commemoration. The view from the top is breathtaking. One can climb up to the top along a bridle path. However, the aerial chairlift is far more exciting.

Twelve kilometers from Rajgir is Nalanda which was in Buddha's time a lovely resort of Saints and ascetics. Lord Buddha visited Nalanda several times and delivered some important sermons. It emerged as a university in the 5th century A.D. and remained the greatest seat of learning for 7 years. Great thinkers like Nagarjuna, the Mahayana Buddhist Philosopher. Dharmapala the Brahman scholar, Aryadeva, and Padmasambhava taught here.

DAY 09 : BODHGAYA - KUSHINAGAR (VIA VAISHALI) :
Early morning After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Kushinagar (approx 260 Kms / 7 hrs) enroute visiting Vaishali. Lunch will be served en route. On arrival check in at hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at a hotel.

KUSHINAGAR :
Kushinagar or Kushinara of Yore is the place where the Lord Buddha died, at the age of 80 and was cremated and achieved the state of Parinirvana. Kushinagar is situated about 55 kms. away from Gorakhpur and a revered place for Buddhist pilgrims. In ancient times, Kushinagar was known as Kushinara and was a small town of not great significance in the Malla kingdom. The main tourist attraction in Kushinagar is the Mahaparinirvana temple, containing the reclining statue of Lord Buddha.

In ancient times, Kushinagar was known as Kushinara and was a small town of not great significance in the Malla dynasty. The actual site of the original town has not been established, but the site of the Buddha’s death was one of the four major sites of Buddhist pilgrimage. It was here that the Buddha died and was cremated and achieved the Parinirvana. The last rites were performed with all the honour that is due to a universal monarch (Chakravartin), as he was held in reverence by all people. The kings of eight Indian states of the Gangetic basin came for the funeral rites and divided his ashes in eight parts. Each king carried these back to his kingdom and built a ‘Stupa’ over the mortal remains of Lord Buddha. On the Buddha’s death, the various monasteries were established which flourished until the last Buddhist monastery was destroyed at Nalanda in the 13th century. There were eight groups of monasteries, stupas and images, indicating that Kushinagar was a substantial community. It was here that the Tathagata, the reciter of truth, breathed his last days. The whole of Kushinagar was turned into a memorial site with stupas and Gupta period Chaitayas and Viharas, built by the kings. Fa Hien, Hieun Tsang and I Tsing, the Chinese travellers visited Kushinagar during different centuries and recorded a graphic account of the place which later fell to bad times, due to lack of patronage. Some of these recordings provided the vital clues for excavations done centuries later by Sir Alexander Cunningham and the Archaeological Survey of India in 1904-5. A shaft was driven through the centre of the stupa which brought to light a copper-plate placed on the mouth of a relic casket in the form of a copper vessel with charcoal, cowries, precious stones and a gold coin of Kamaragupta I.

DAY 10 - KUSHINAGAR TO LUMBINI :
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for visiting Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of lord Buddha) and Japan Temple. Back hotel for Lunch. After lunch drive (170 kms / approx 04 hrs drive) to Lumbini (in Nepal). Kindly obtain double entry visa for India & single entry visa for Nepal). On arrival, check in at hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini.

LUMBINI :
Lumbini is located in the south-central Terai of Nepal, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. For millions of Buddhists the world over, it evokes a kind of holy sentiment akin to the significance of Jerusalem to Christians and Mecca to Muslims. Lumbini is the place where Lord Buddha - the apostle of peace, and the Light of Asia - was born in 623 B.C. In historical terms, the region is an exquisite treasure-trove of ancient ruins and antiquities, dating back to the pre-Christian era. The site (Lumbini Grove) was described as a beautiful garden in the Buddha's time and still retains its legendary charm and beauty. Both the Shakyas and Kolias Clans owned the garden and its tranquil environs at the time of Lord Buddha's birth. King Suddhodana, father of Buddha was of the Shakya Dynasty belonging to the Kshatriya or Warrior Caste.

For centuries, Buddhists the world over knew that the general area of Lumbini was where the Lord was born. In the words of those famous Chinese pilgrims of antiquity, Huian Tsang and Faeihan, 'Lumbini -where the Lord was born - is a piece of Heaven on Earth, where one could see the snowy mountains amidst a splendid garden, embedded with stupas and monasteries!' However, the exact location remained uncertain and obscure until 1 December 1886 when a wandering German archaeologist Dr. Alois A. Fuhrer came across a stone pillar and ascertained beyond doubt it was indeed the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Since that day it has become a focal point for hundreds of thousands of pilgrims.

Lumbini is the fourth largest tourist destination in Nepal. Nearly 20,000 tourists visit the area every year (Source: Nepal Tourism Board). Recently, UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage Site. It has great potential to grow as the major tourist destination in years to come.

The significance of Lumbini
Many of the places that were of importance to the Lord Buddha during his life retain a potent significance to Buddhists of today. Unsurprisingly, nowhere has a greater significance than the site of his birth. In the words of Buddha himself: "O-Bhikshus', after my death when people and members of a new generation come and ask you, then tell them that here the Buddha was born, here he attained the full enlightenment, here he turned the wheel of Dharma twelve times, and here finally the Buddha entered into Parinirvana". Hundreds of years have gone by, but the architectural splendours of that era are still standing and serve as a vivid reminder of the origins of Buddhist philosophy and doctrines. As a complement to the temples and shrines, our aim is to create a living environment in which Buddha would have felt at home during his life.

DAY 11 : LUMBINI - BALRAMPUR
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and leave for Balrampur, enroute visit Holy Birth place of Lord Buddha and then proceed to visit Saravasti and Kapilvastu, then continue drive to Balrampur,

DAY 12 : BALRAMPUR - VARANASI (VIA SARNATH TOUR.)
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and leave for Varanasi, en route visit Sarnath, then the continue drive to Varanasi, upon arrival check into the hotel, overnight stay at Varanasi Hotel,

Sarnath, about 10 km from the holy city of Varanasi, is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. The celebrated Mantra, 'Buddham Sharanam Gachhami', owes its origin to Sarnath. On the day before his death Buddha included Sarnath along with Lumbini, Bodh Gaya and Kushinagar as the four places he thought to be sacred to his followers. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places. Besides Buddhism, Sarnath is also connected with Jainism.

There are many Buddhist monuments and edifices in Sarnath. Some of the important Buddhist monuments at Sarnath are the Dhamekha stupa, the Chaukhandi stupa and monasteries and temples of different schools of Buddhism from Japan, China, Thailand, Burma and others. The Indian Buddhist society called Mahabodhi Society maintains a park around the Buddha temple. The Mahabodhi Temple within the park has a tooth relic of the Buddha.

There is also a vast expanse of ancient ruins at Sarnath. Several Buddhist structures were raised at Sarnath between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD, and today it presents the most expansive ruins amongst places on the Buddhist trail. The Ashoka pillar of Sarnath is the National emblem of India.

DAY 13 : VARANASI SIGHTSEEING – MUMBAI :
Morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing, Varanasi is quite possibly the world's oldest living city. Religious artifacts link it to the sixth century BC Said to be founded by Shiva, Varanasi's Vedic affiliation goes back to the beginning of time. It is also a city of many names. The present name, Varanasi (derived from the names of two nearby rivers) is mentioned in the Mahabharata. The ancient name is Kashi, the City of Light. To the devout it is also called Kashika, the shining one, referring to the light of Shiva. Many others prefer the anglicized Benares. Revered by Hindus, Buddhists and Jain alike, Varanasi is considered the holiest city in all of India. It is presided over by Shiva in his manifestation as Vishwanatha, Lord of the Universe. Buddha delivered a sermon in nearby Sarnath and Mahavira, the founder of Jainism, lived in Varanasi. As a result, more Indians will make a pilgrimage to Varanasi in their lifetime than any other place.

After breakfast we proceed for the sightseeing tour. First stop would be the Bharat Mata (temple of Mother India). Inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, it features a huge marble map of India on the ground floor. Next up, the Durga Temple. Known for its bright red color and the playful, if sometimes aggressive, monkeys that run amok there, the Durga Temple is one of the most imposing architectural monuments in Varanasi.

The university, which occupies a large piece of land at the southern end of town, is also home to the New Vishwanatha Temple. The New Temple is modern in design and open to Hindus and non-Hindus alike. Surrounded by palm trees, it is a splendid white marble structure that shines in the afternoon sun against a pale blue sky. Inside, the temple is spacious and airy. The interior walls are covered with Vedic art above inscriptions from the Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads. In the center of the first floor is the Shivalinga.

On arrival transfer to hotel in Mumbai after welcome check in into hotel/resort where the rooms will be ready for your occupancy. Overnight at hotel in Mumbai.

Day 14 - Mumbai :
During sight seeing you will visit major and must see destinations in Mumbai like the Juhu beach, Marine Drive, Chowpaty Beach, Crawford Market, Gateway of India and more. Overnight to be spent at hotel.

Day 15 : Mumbai - Goa
Today your are on the way to Goa, you will be transferred to airport to catch flight to the beautiful beach destination Goa, On arrival in goa transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free to relax in the enchanting beaches. In the discover the joy of Goan cuisine at a delightful buffet dinner. Overnight to be spent at hotel in goa.

Day 16 : Goa
Today you explore the south Goa and North Goa. In the evening we take you to the fishing village: The fishing villages are part of Goa 'rich cultural achievements of s. The fishing village local Goan is created because of the hotel, forming a perfect evening for a charm with a rustic atmosphere. Artisans show their skills while village dancers swirling music of a local band. During the night at the hotel.

Day 17 : Goa
Today you can relax on the beaches of Goa. In the evening, enjoy barbecue seafood on the beach - dine under a sky lit by the stars on succulent lobsters, prawns enormous and other local delicacies of seafood that are part of a delicious barbecue on a beautiful stretch of beach Goan. Guests can also cook their own food on skewers over a campfire. A local musician captures the magic of time on his guitar strings. During the night at the hotel.

Day 18 - Goa - Cochin :
Today transfers morning at the airport catch your flight to Cochin. Upon arrival in Cochin - Queen of the Arabian Sea , you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon enjoy the city tour covering Jewish Synagogue, Church of St. Francis, Dutch Palace, Chinese fishing nets. In the evening enjoy the cruise boat moonlight on the ponds of Kerala Guests are transported by ferry aboard a spacious, especially decorated boat for a cruise delicious moonlight on the ponds of Cochin. Indian culinary surprises in the south are served. An exciting display of fireworks on an island also Ponds Cochin, concludes a wonderful evening. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 19 : Cochin Tour packages village of Kerala :
Tour by Kerala le 's center in wood of "vallams ' (boats) that glide effortlessly through the green waters. Leave the city behind tight as you move through Kerala the 'beauty and serenity of abundant s and enjoy a packed lunch on board. Visit small islands along the way to see the traditional life in villages. The traditional fish farms, the famous Chinese nets, the coconut plantations and rice fields are just some of the views you see. Observers bird will be delighted by the eye close to kingfisher, cormorant, the Piverts and kites. During the night at the hotel.

Day 20 - Cochin – Kumarakom :
Enjoy the early morning breakfast at the hotel and later we transfer you by surface to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is well known for its scintillating beauty of nature, water bird sanctuary and picturesque backwater that are beyond visual delights. On arrival check in at hotel, freshen-up and have some refreshment. Later visit to the Kumarakom bird sanctuary where you will be awe-struck with the marvelous view of the colorful birds and varied other species in their natural home. Later enjoy and appreciated the beauty of the backwater and their natural surrounding sitting on the bank of the picturesque Vembanad Lake. After the sightseeing tour and enjoying the scenic vistas of nature, return back to the hotel and enjoy the delicious dinner and cozy overnight.

Day 21 - Kumarakom – Houseboat :
After the hearty morning breakfast at the hotel, later we transfer you to houseboat Kerala. Houseboat is one of the most beautiful attractions in Kerala and is must to visit on Kerala tour. Rest of the day enjoy at leisure enjoying the panoramic view of the surrounding natural beauty with lovely paddy field, steams and lakes, rustic villages and many exquisite attractions. Later in the evening enjoy the sun-set view from the sun-deck as the cool breeze refreshes you mind and the exquisite view of the evening beauty grabs your mind. Lunch, evening Tea/Coffee with snacks and dinner will be served by our houseboat staff according to the time. Overnight stay will be on houseboat.

Day 22 - Houseboat – Kovalam :
Enjoy the breakfast on houseboat and check out at the finishing point of houseboat cruise in Alleppey. Later on we transfer you to Kovalam (190 Kms / 4.5 Hrs), a beautiful beach destination in Kerala, globally acclaimed. On arrival at Kovalam, check in at hotel, freshen up and enjoy the welcome drink at the comfort of your room. Later enjoy rest of the day at the famous Kovalam Beach enjoying the panoramic view of the scenic surrounding sandy beaches with waves embracing the bay now and then. After enjoying beach vacation in Kovalam, return back on time to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 23 - Kovalam - Trivandrum – Kovalam :
After early morning breakfast at the hotel, we transfer you for a sightseeing tour in Trivandrum (Capital city of Kerala). Here visit to some Napier Museum, Kuthiramalika Museum and Sri Padmanabha Temple. Rest of the time in the afternoon enjoy at the famous Kovalam Beach. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel in Kovalam.

Day 24 - Kovalam – Departure :
Enjoy the morning breakfast at the hotel enjoy the panoramic view of the sandy beaches with rippling waves embracing the bay with profound way. Later on we transfer you on time to the Trivandrum air-port for yours onwards journey or way back home. Truly speaking you will have lots of evergreen memories to take back home which you will love to delight in forever. Happy Tour Ending.
 
GENERAL RULES
1
Tourist is advised is not to carry any precious items while in tour.
2
Tourist can enroll his/her names for the tours by paying initial advance. The balance amount must reach Delhi Office at least 5 days before scheduled departure of the tour without waiting for reminder from our side. If the full amount is not paid in the time the company reserves the right to cancel the bookings with consequent loss of deposit and apply the cancellation charges.
3
Tourist travel at their own risk. Neither the tour operator nor their representative or staff accept any liability or responsibility for an kind of risk, theft, delay, damages, loss, injury, accident, death etc. during their tour howsoever it might have caused.
4
The operator has also right to cancel at any time any or all the tours announced without assigning any reason whatsoever. In such case the operator's responsibility will be only to refund the amount by such passengers, without any compensation whatsoever.
5
The hotels are subject to change without prior notice.
6
The seats in the bus are allotted on "first comr first serverd basis" at the time of booking of the tour.
7
If there is any loss or damage by any passengers to the property of the hotel, bus, tour, operator or any other concerned parties or person during the tour then such passengers have to compensate the concerned parties or person for the same immediately.
8
During sightseeing we will take the bus /car up to the point it is allowed or can be taken. There offer if any vehicle or other arrangements are to be made then the expenses should be paid by the passengers only.
9
Timings mentioned in the itinerary for the bus/car tour are only estimated time for the sake of knowledge. There are always chances of delay in arrival at the destination due to various reasons.
10
Refunds, if any, will be given after a periods of ten days from the date of claim. Refunds will be paid only by cheque and only against receipts.
11
Due to unavoidable circumstanmces, if there is aloes in the stay of hotel or sightseeing or missed then no refund will be granted to the passengers in this respect.
12
If any passengers decide to break their journey after commencement of the tour, they can do so, but no refund for the balance periods of the tour will be granted to them and their all onwards journey arrangements will be the sole responsibility of such passengers only.
13
All disputes /legal claims subject to Delhi Jurisdiction only.
CANCELLATION RULES
1
20 Days or More days before departure of Tour 10% on Full amount
2
10 days before departure tour 25% on full amount.
3
06 days before departure of tour 40% on full amount.
4
Within 04 days before departure of tour :No Refund. 
 
     
     
     
 
GENERAL RULES
1
Tourist is advised is not to carry any precious items while in tour.
2
Tourist can enroll his/her names for the tours by paying initial advance. The balance amount must reach Delhi Office at least 5 days before scheduled departure of the tour without waiting for reminder from our side. If the full amount is not paid in the time the company reserves the right to cancel the bookings with consequent loss of deposit and apply the cancellation charges.
3
Tourist travel at their own risk. Neither the tour operator nor their representative or staff accept any liability or responsibility for an kind of risk, theft, delay, damages, loss, injury, accident, death etc. during their tour howsoever it might have caused.
4
The operator has also right to cancel at any time any or all the tours announced without assigning any reason whatsoever. In such case the operator's responsibility will be only to refund the amount by such passengers, without any compensation whatsoever.
5
The hotels are subject to change without prior notice.
6
The seats in the bus are allotted on "first comr first serverd basis" at the time of booking of the tour.
7
If there is any loss or damage by any passengers to the property of the hotel, bus, tour, operator or any other concerned parties or person during the tour then such passengers have to compensate the concerned parties or person for the same immediately.
8
During sightseeing we will take the bus /car up to the point it is allowed or can be taken. There offer if any vehicle or other arrangements are to be made then the expenses should be paid by the passengers only.
9
Timings mentioned in the itinerary for the bus/car tour are only estimated time for the sake of knowledge. There are always chances of delay in arrival at the destination due to various reasons.
10
Refunds, if any, will be given after a periods of ten days from the date of claim. Refunds will be paid only by cheque and only against receipts.
11
Due to unavoidable circumstanmces, if there is aloes in the stay of hotel or sightseeing or missed then no refund will be granted to the passengers in this respect.
12
If any passengers decide to break their journey after commencement of the tour, they can do so, but no refund for the balance periods of the tour will be granted to them and their all onwards journey arrangements will be the sole responsibility of such passengers only.
13
All disputes /legal claims subject to Delhi Jurisdiction only.
CANCELLATION RULES
1
20 Days or More days before departure of Tour 10% on Full amount
2
10 days before departure tour 25% on full amount.
3
06 days before departure of tour 40% on full amount.
4
Within 04 days before departure of tour :No Refund. 
 
     

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