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
of India with Kerala
01: Arrival Delhi
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
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
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
Day 08: Udaipur - Mt. Abu via
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
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
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
Day 17: Madras
Full day city tour of Madras including
the Snake park and Kapaleeswara
temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and
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
Day 23: Cochin
Sea Boat Ride To Visit Various Islands
And Churches, Santa cruz Basilica,
Mattancherry Palace, Jewish synagogue,
Dutch palace, St. Franchis. Overnight
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
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, Tipus 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
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.
Transfer to international Airport
in time to board flight for onward
One Month Exotic India Tour Package
: 36 days / 35 Nights
Destinations : 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
» Exciting Shikara ride in
» Golf on Highest green top
golf course of the world in Gulmarg.
» Viewing of Taj Mahal under
» Visit To Historical Monuments
of Fatehpur Sikri.
» Pilgrimage to holy destination
of Varanasi and Sarnath.
» Exploration of Khajuraho
» 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.
1 : Arrival at Delhi
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
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
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
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
Day 13: Ranthambore Jaipur(130
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Day 32 : Puri Bhubaneswar
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
Day 34 : To Kaziranga National
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
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
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.
Days India Panorama
: 42 Days/41 Nights
Destinations : Delhi
& Rajgir - Patna
National Park - Calcutta
- Goa - 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 &
» Taj Mahal Visit in Agra.
» Visiting the Temples of
» Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour
» Elephant Safari in Kaziranga
» Sun Temple tour in Konark.
» Enthralling boat ride on
the Periyar Lake.
» Backwater Cruise in Kerala.
» Beach Tour in Goa.
» French Heritage Exploration
» Visiting Ajanta-Ellora
Caves, the World Heritage Sight.
01: Arrive Delhi
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
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
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
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 &
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
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
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
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
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
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
Day 19: Orcha - Khajuraho (185
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
Day 20: Khajuraho - Varanasi
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
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
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
Day 23: Patna - Calcutta (By
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
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
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
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
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
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
Day 31: Hyderabad - Chennai (By
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
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
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
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
Day 34: Trichy - Madurai (160/3
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Journey Through India
: 24 Days/23 Nights
Destinations : Delhi
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
Highlight of the Package
» Akshardham Temple visit
» Elephant ride to Amber
» Desert Safari In Jaisalmer
» Taj Mahal Visit at Agra
» Buddhist Heritage Tour
» Visiting Erotic Temples
» Golconda Fort Tour, Hyderabad
» A Walk Through the Marina
» Backwater Cruise in Kerala
» Jungle Safari Tour in Periyar
» World Heritage Sight, Ajanta-Ellora
» Mumbai Sight Seeing Tour
01: Arrival in Delhi
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Day 24 : Mumbai
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
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.
20 days / 19 nights
01: Arrive Delhi
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
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
for morning excursion to Amber
Fort. Elephant ride ascent
to the fort.
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
for morning sightseeing of
Jaipur covering the important
palaces and monuments.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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).
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
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
Day 6: Unchangaon - Corbett(210
Kms, 04-05 Hrs Drive)
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
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
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
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
Day 9: Delhi to Shimla
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
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.
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.
Day 13: Manali
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).
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
to Padum to Darsha Trek
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.
Day: Wanla to Hanupatta, 5
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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,
From Karscha, head towards
Pupating, then a dusty plain
towards the Doda river and
reach to the Padum.
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
13th Day: Padum to Mune, 5
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
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
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
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
18th Day: Camp at the Gumburanjon,
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.
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,
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.
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
22nd Day: Darsha
Relax till afternoon
and move towards Manali via
Rothang pass. Transfer to
Cost of the tour is EURO 65
per day per person
Transportation by Car / Jeep
through out the tour,
All pick up and dropping facilities
Sightseeing as per the itinerary
Accommodation on twin sharing
Services of English Speaking
Services of Porter / helper
Permission for this Trek
All climbing and camping gear
Camera Fee / Camping Fee,
All trekking equipment
Drivers T.A. – D.A.
ALL fuel, and state taxes,
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:
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.
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
PILE JACKET: 
OR SKIRT: 
COTTON TROUSERS: 
/TRACK SUIT BOTTOMS /ULTRA
FLEECE TROUSERS: 
JACKET: Down or synthetic
BALACLAVA, WOOL MITTS:
Jacket and trousers
Silk/Nylon, useful for keeping
the sun off the back of
/ GOGGLES: Essential to
get a pair, which cuts out
100% UV rays
CREAM: High protection factor
[15 or higher] or high altitude
for the lips. Get one with
BOTTLE: 1-2 liter metal
2% SOLUTION [TINCTURE OF
IODINE] obtained from most
chemists put into a small
dropper bottle. 8 drops
of iodine will sterlise
1 litre of water in 20 minutes.
Items: Soap, Towel, Toothbrush,
Toothpaste, Shampoo, Comb,
Sanitary protection, Toilet
rolls , etc. Toilet paper
is provided on Trek
TORCH: [Petzl recommended]
-spare batteries and bulbs
KNIFE: Swiss army style
- has many uses
COPY OF YOUR INSURANCE CERTIFICATE
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.
SKI STICK: Telescopic for
Or similar self-inflating
mattress, gives decadent
WIPES: Or similar
BAG: Good quality feather
TREKKING SHOES: Gore-Tex.
& Emergency Expenses:
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
and Staff: A local
English-speaking guide will
escort the group throughout
the trip including few local
staff and porters for the
Insurance: We highly recommend
all clients to be insured
against Medical, accidents
& necessary emergency
evacuation, if needed.
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,
Kit: We suggest
you to bring your own first
aid kit with adequate medication
regarding altitude sickness,
nausea, dehydration and
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
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.
|• 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.
|• 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.
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
|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 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 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.
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tours by paying
The balance amount
must reach Delhi
Office at least
5 days before
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
of deposit and
apply the cancellation
travel at their
own risk. Neither
the tour operator
nor their representative
or staff accept
for an kind of
risk, theft, delay,
death etc. during
their tour howsoever
it might have
operator has also
right to cancel
at any time any
or all the tours
In such case the
will be only to
refund the amount
by such passengers,
without any compensation
hotels are subject
to change without
seats in the bus
are allotted on
the time of booking
of the tour.
there is any loss
or damage by any
the property of
the hotel, bus,
or any other concerned
parties or person
during the tour
then such passengers
have to compensate
parties or person
for the same immediately.
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
mentioned in the
the bus/car tour
are only estimated
time for the sake
There are always
chances of delay
in arrival at
due to various
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
if there is aloes
in the stay of
hotel or sightseeing
or missed then
no refund will
be granted to
in this respect.
decide to break
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
be the sole responsibility
of such passengers
to Delhi Jurisdiction
10% on Full
40% on full