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Grand Mughals and Rajputs 10 Days To and Fro DELHI / GWALIOR / AGRA / FATEHPUR SIRKI / JAIPUR / DELHI

DAY 5: GWALIOR / AGRA In the morning proceed by road towards Agra, the old imperial capital of India. Upon reaching in the afternoon, visit the historical Agra Fort, which housed three Mughal

In this country of a thousand facets, Mughal India encompasses visits to the principal masterpieces of pageantry - India of the great Mughals and of the Rajput Princes. Begin with Delhi, the city of contrasts followed by Gwalior, the pearl of Hindustan and continuing to the Taj Mahal at Agra and then culminating in the pink city of Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan also visiting the fantabulous castle at Samode.

Shekhawati

Delhi Delhi

Agra Agra Jaipur Jaipur Fatehpur Sikri Fatehpur Sikri KarauliGwalior Ranthambore

DAY 1: DEPART FOR DELHI DAY 2: DELHI Arrive into Delhi in the morning...! Welcome at the airport by our representative. Then, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon visit Old Delhi - the capital of Mughals between the 16th and the 19th centuries. Here there are many mosques, monuments and forts, with the most notable being the famous Red Fort and the Jama Masjid. The medieval atmosphere of the bazaars of Old Delhi contrasts sharply with the open, spacious streets of New Delhi, the imperial city created by the British. Overnight DAY 3: DELHI Today visit the Lutyens designed Delhi comprising of India Gate, Parliament House and the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India, Qutab Minarthe 'Tower of Victory' erected by Qutabuddin Aibak in 1193 and Humayun's Tomb, built by the wife of the second Mughal emperor. Overnight DAY 4: DELHI / GWALIOR (TRAIN) Early morning departure by an express train for Gwalior - the pearl of Hindustan. Arrive in Gwalior and visit the imposing and magnificent Gwalior Fort, Man Mandir a six-towered palace and the Jai Vilas Palace. This palace is famous for its ornate chandeliers & crystals. Later, visit the Gujari Mahal, the Tomb of Muhammad Ghaus followed by a visit to the Tomb of the famous musician TANSEN. Overnight.

Emperors. Each one left their print on the architecture red sandstone of Akbar and Jahangir and white marble of Shah Jahan. Overnight DAY 6: AGRA Proceed for an early morning visit to the world famous Taj Mahal, whose eternal beauty will astonish and mesmerize its visitors. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631. Thereafter, visit the beautiful mausoleum of the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, the first monument in India to feature "Pietra Dura". It is often referred to as the "mini-Taj". Overnight DAY 7: AGRA / FATEHPUR SIKRI / JAIPUR Begin your journey to the princely state of Rajasthan. Enroute, visit Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned city built by Akbar which was the Mughal capital for 14 years. Then, proceed for the ornithological reserve of Keoladeo Ghana, a bird sanctuary which is a paradise of the ornithologists. Visit this reserve in rickshaws or on bicycles. Thereafter, continue towards Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan also called the Pink City. In the evening enjoy a joyful rickshaw ride in this quaint city. Overnight DAY 8: JAIPUR Begin this day with a visit to Hawa Mahal and then proceed to Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the Rajput Empire rulers. Ascend to this hilltop fort in Maharaja style‌ by decorated elephants. Visit the beautiful complex of palaces. Then proceed for a city tour of Jaipur, visit City Palace- the Royal residence of Maharaja & the Observatory of the 18th century. Thereafter, walk in the bustling bazaars of Jaipur, well known for beautiful carpets, enameled ornaments, precious and semi-precious stones and many other arts and crafts. Overnight DAY 9: JAIPUR / SAMODE / DELHI Enjoy a morning drive towards Sanganer, known for its blue pottery and colorful hand-made paper. Then continue towards the old caravan city of Samode locked up in its walls and dominated by its castle. Visit the palace and the beautiful Sheesh Mahal- the hall of mirrors. Thereafter, continue towards Delhi. Arrive Delhi and proceed to the hotel. DAY 10: DELHI / NEXT DESTINATION Depart for the airport to take flight to your destination.


NORTH INDIA - RAJASTHAN On the steps of the Maharajahs 10 Days Outward Journey / return DELHI / SHEKHAWATI / JAIPUR / RANTHAMBORE / BHARATPUR / FATEHPUR SIKRI / AGRA / DELHI A classic induction programme that in little time allows you to discover the multiple colours of North India beginning with the Havelis of Shekhawati to the palaces of the Maharajas of Jaipur, from the typical Indian fauna of Ranthambore to the most romantic monument of the world, the Taj Mahal. This programme allows a very suitable approach to this vast country.

Delhi Shekhawati Agra Jaipur

Fatehpur Sikri Karauli

Ranthambore

up in its walls and dominated by its castle. Visit the palace and the beautiful Sheesh Mahal. After lunch, continue towards Jaipur. Arrive and check-in at the Hotel. Overnight DAY 5 : JAIPUR Begin this day with a visit to Hawa Mahal and proceed to Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the Rajput Empire rulers. Ascend to this hilltop fort in Maharajah style‌ by decorated Elephants. Visit the beautiful complex of palaces. Then proceed for a tour of Jaipur beginning with the City Palace - the Royal residence of Maharajah & the Observatory of the 18th century. Thereafter, walk in the bustling bazaars of Jaipur, well known for beautiful carpets, enameled ornaments, precious and semiprecious stones and many other arts and crafts. Overnight DAY 6 : JAIPUR / RANTHAMBORE (114 Km) In the morning leave for Ranthambore - Rajasthan's most renowned wildlife sanctuary, boasting of 400 sq. kms of dry deciduous forest. Set in the Aravalli and Vindhya hills, dotted with pavilions and dominated by a hilltop fort, it is a perfect natural habitat for tigers. Afternoon, enjoy a game drive. Common sightings include antelopes, spotteddeers, wild boars, monkeys, crocodile and the majestic Bengal Tiger. Overnight

NORTH INDIA - RAJASTHAN The Land of Chivalrous 19 Days To and Fro DELHI / AGRA / FATEHPUR SIKRI / RANTHAMBORE / AJMER / PUSHKAR / JOJAWAR / UDAIPUR / JODHPUR / JAISALMER / KHIMSAR / JAIPUR / DELHI This trip takes you to the heart of Rajasthan - the Land of Royalty, imposing forts and palaces, breathtaking grandeur, steeped in history of romance and valour. Add to it, the kaleidoscope of brightly turbaned men and women in colorful costumes, majestic tapestry of camels plodding. Also there are exquisitely carved temples, island palaces shimmering on idyllic blue lakes and well laid out gardens.

Delhi

Jaisalmer

Khimsar

Jaipur Pushkar

Agra Fatehpur Sikri

Ajmer Jodhpur

Ranthambore

DAY 1 : DEPART FOR DELHI DAY 2 : DELHI Arrive into Delhi in the morning...! Welcome at the airport by our representative. Then, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon visit Old Delhi, capital of Mughals between the 12th and the 19th centuries. Here there are many mosques, monuments and forts with the most notable being the famous Red Fort and the Jama Masjid. Overnight DAY 3 : DELHI / MANDAWA (250 Km) In the morning drive to Shekhawati often referred to "the open air art gallery of Rajasthan." This region is known for its splendid painted "Havelis" or merchant mansions that are decorated with superb and colourful mural frescos. Post lunch, explore Shekhawati region by visiting different Havelis, which with their fascinating murals are each better than the other. Overnight DAY 4 : MANDAWA / JAIPUR (170 Km) In the morning, visit some more Havelis in the neighbouring villages before departing for Jaipur, the pink city. Enroute, visit the old caravan city of Samode, locked

DAY 9 : AGRA Get bespectacled by an early morning visit to the world famous Taj Mahal, whose eternal beauty will astonish and mesmerize its visitors. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631. Then, return to the hotel. Afternoon, visit the grand Agra Fort that housed three Mughals Emperors. This fort rises on the edges of Yamuna. Overnight DAY 10 : AGRA / DELHI After Breakfast, proceed towards Delhi. Arrive in Delhi and check in to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Lutyens designed Delhi comprising the India Gate, Parliament House and the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India, Qutab Minar- the 'Tower of Victory' erected by Qutabuddin Aibak in 1193 and Humayun's Tomb, built by the wife of the second Mughal emperor. Overnight DAY 11 : DELHI / EUROPE Depart for airport to take flight to your destination.

DAY 5 : AGRA / RANTHAMBORE Morning proceed for the Ranthambore enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned city built by Akbar which was the Mughal capital for 14 years. Thereafter we take train from Bharatpur station towards Ranthambore Rajasthan's most renowned wildlife sanctuary. Set in the Aravalli and Vindhya hill, sit is a perfect natural habitat for tigers. Afternoon, we visit the jungle to discover the majestic Bengal Tiger and its other wild habitation of antelopes, spotted-deers, wild boars, monkeys, crocodile etc. Overnight Ranthambore. DAY 6 : RANTHAMBORE Day dedicated for morning/ evening visits of the Jungle to see the wildlife and the famed Bengal Tiger. Overnight Ranthambore. DAY 7 : RANTHAMBORE / BUNDI / KOTA After breakfast we depart for Kota via Bundi - the lively backwater town of 13th century dominated by a large complex of forts and palaces, hugging the steep hillside. Visit Phool Palace and the terraced gardens to see and admire the splendid murals in the Chitra Shala, depicting the Bundi style of miniature paintings. Overnight

Udaipur

DAY 8 : KOTA / BIJOLIA / MENAL / BIJAIPUR Morning, depart for Bijaipur, enroute visiting Bijolia and Menal. Visit the Pratihara temple, which is one of the finest examples of a 10th Century Architecture. Thereafter, continue for Bijaipur Fort. Overnight

DAY 7 : RANTHAMBORE/ BHARATPUR Next morning visit the park again to see and appreciate its rich wild life. Return to hotel and depart for Bharatpur. Arrive in Bharatpur, renowned for the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Overnight DAY 8 : BHARATPUR / FATEHPUR SIKRI / AGRA Early morning explore the Keoladeo Ghana reserve in rickshaws. After breakfast begin your journey towards Agra, the old imperial capital of India. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, the ancient capital of the Mughal Empire for 14 years before it was abandoned. This city built in 1569 has some splendid Palaces - with an excellent blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Late in the afternoon, arrive in Agra and proceed to the hotel. Overnight

Agra Fort, which housed three Mughal Emperors. Each one left their print on the architecture - red sandstone of Akbar and Jahangir and white marble of Shah Jahan. Overnight Agra.

DAY 9 : BIJAIPUR / CHITTORGARH / UDAIPUR Morning leave for Chittorgarh, famous for its sprawling hilltop fort. Its sacred walls and ruined palaces relate the saga of innumerable sieges and heroism. Visit the Vijay Sthambh - the victory tower, The Rana Kumbha Palace where princess Padmini and other royal ladies committed 'Jauhar' (mass suicide). Continue towards Udaipur also known as “City of Lakes and Palaces". Overnight Udaipur. DAY 1: DEPART FOR DELHI DAY 2 : DELHI Arrive Delhi in the morning. Welcome and transfer to your hotel by our representative In the afternoon visit Old Delhi - the capital of Mughals between the 16th and the 19th centuries. Here there are many mosques, monuments and forts, with the most notable being the famous Red Fort and the Jama Masjid. The medieval atmosphere of the bazaars of Old Delhi contrasts sharply with the open, spacious streets of New Delhi, the imperial city created by the British. Overnight Delhi.

DAY 10 : UDAIPUR Set around the vast Pichola Lake, Udaipur is Rajasthan's most picturesque city. Visit the magnificent City Palace the ancient palaces of the Mewar Royal family, the Jagdish temple and the Sahelion -Ki-Bari. Thereafter, visit the school of famed miniatures paintings. Evening enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola and visit of Jag Mandir. Overnight.

DAY 3 : DELHI Today we visit the Lutyens designed Delhi comprising of India Gate, Parliament House and the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India, Qutab Minar- the 'Tower of Victory' erected by Qutabuddin Aibak in 1193 and Humayun's Tomb, built by the wife of the second Mughal emperor. Overnight hotel. DAY 4 : DELHI / AGRA In the morning, depart for Agra, the old imperial capital of India. Afternoon we visit Taj Mahal, whose eternal beauty will astonish and mesmerize its visitors. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Thereafter visit of the grand

DAY 11 : UDAIPUR / RANAKPUR / ROHETGARH Morning, depart for Ranakpur to see the magnificent 15th century Jain temples, delicately carved out of white marble, There are 1444 pillars in the temples with each


NORTH INDIA - RAJASTHAN pillar carved differently Thereafter, continue for the village of Rohet - and experience the famed warmth and hospitality of the Rajputs. Evening walk through the village to meet the people and get an insight into their tradition and culture. Overnight Udaipur. DAY 12 : ROHET / JODHPUR / SAND DUNES Morning, depart for Jodhpur, the blue city of the desert. Visit its grand and imposing Mehrangarh fort. Thereafter, proceed to the city and walk in its quaint and colourful markets. Late in the afternoon drive to camp located atop a sand dune in the Thar desert. Overnight at the camp. DAY 13 : SAND DUNES / JAISALMER Morning depart for Jaisalmer, the yellow city in the heart of the desert, surrounded by sand dunes. In the afternoon, visit the Gaddi Sagar Lake, the royal Cenotaphs at the Barj Bagh. Overnight Jaisalmer.

NORTH INDIA & NEPAL

North India & Nepal 15 Days To and Fro DELHI / SAMODE / JAIPUR / FATEHPUR SIRKI / AGRA / GWALIOR / ORCHHA / VARANASI / KATHMANDU From the banks of the Ganges to the Himalayas, North India and Nepal offer a traveller an opportunity to discover temples, the different people and oriental philosophy. This prodigious mixture of races, cultures and traditions is a classical journey that encompasses the history and serene atmosphere of the imposing Himalayas.

DAY 5 : JAIPUR Begin this day with a visit to Hawa Mahal and then proceed to Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the Rajput Empire rulers. Ascend to this hilltop fort in Maharaja style‌ by decorated Elephants. Visit the beautiful complex of palaces. Then proceed for a city tour of Jaipur, visit City Palace- the Royal residence of Maharaja & the Observatory of the 18th century. Thereafter, walk in the bustling bazaars of Jaipur, well known for beautiful carpets, enameled ornaments, precious and semiprecious stones and many other arts and crafts. Overnight. DAY 6 : JAIPUR / FATEHPUR SIKRI / AGRA In the morning leave for Agra, the old imperial capital of Mughal India. Enroute visit Keoladeo Ghana Park, a sanctuary of birds and paradise for ornithologists. Having had lunch in a Rajput Haveli, visit Fatehpur Sikri the ancient capital of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, for 14 years before it was abandoned. Arrive Agra late in the afternoon and proceed to the hotel. Overnight.

Delhi Kathmandu Agra

DAY 14 : JAISALMER Morning visit exquisitely carved balconies of the "Havellis", beautiful palaces and 'jharokhas and its colourful markets In the afternoon, proceed towards the sand dunes to see the picturesque wind-caressed dunes of the Thar Desert. Overnight Jaisalmer.

Jaipur Fatehpur Sikri

Varanasi

DAY 15 : JAISALMER / BIKANER After breakfast depart for the fortified city of Bikaner. Visit the magnificent Junagarh fort, palaces and temples. Bikaner is home of the best riding camels in the world. Walk through the undulating lanes and colourful bazaars of Bikaner. Overnight Bikaner. DAY 16 : BIKANER / JAIPUR (290 KM) Morning, visit some more H a v e l i s i n t h e nei g hb o uri ng vi l l ag es before departing for the Jaipur, the pink city. Enroute, visit the old caravan city of Samode, locked up in its walls and dominated by its castle. Visit the Palace and the beautiful Sheesh Mahal. After lunch, continue towards Jaipur. Arrive proceed to your hotel. Overnight Jaipur DAY 17 : JAIPUR Morning we visit to Hawa Mahal and proceed to Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the Rajput Empire rulers. Ascend to this hilltop fort in Maharajah style‌ by decorated Elephants. Visit the beautiful complex of palaces. Visit City Palace- the Royal residence of Maharajah & the Observatory. Thereafter, walk in the bustling bazaars of Jaipur, well known for beautiful carpets, enameled ornaments, precious and semiprecious stones and many other arts and crafts. Overnight Jaipur. DAY 18 : JAIPUR / DELHI Like all good things come to an end, today we proceed towards Delhi. Arrive in Delhi and check in to your Hotel. Afternoon is free to relax or do some last minute shopping. Overnight Delhi. DAY 19 : DELHI / NEXT DESTINATION Transfer to the airport and take-off towards your destination.

DAY 1: DEPART FOR DELHI DAY 2 : DELHI Arrive into Delhi in the morning...! Welcome at the airport by our representative. Then, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon visit Old Delhi - the capital of Mughals between the 16th and the 19th centuries. Here there are many mosques, monuments and forts, with the most notable being the famous Red Fort and the Jama Masjid. The medieval atmosphere of the bazaars of Old Delhi contrasts sharply with the open, spacious streets of New Delhi, the imperial city created by the British. Overnight. DAY 3 : DELHI Today visit the Lutyens designed Delhi comprising the India Gate, Parliament House and the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India, Qutab Minar- the 'Tower of Victory' erected by Qutabuddin Aibak in 1193 and Humayun's Tomb, built by the wife of the second Mughal emperor. Overnight. DAY 4 : DELHI / SAMODE / JAIPUR Next morning depart for Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan also called the Pink City. Enroute visit the beautiful village of Samode, locked up in its walls and dominated by the castle. Visit the Palace and the beautiful Sheesh Mahalthe hall of mirrors. Post lunch, leave for Jaipur. In the evening, enjoy a panoramic tour of Jaipur and its colorful bazars. Overnight

DAY 7 : AGRA Early morning, visit the world famous Taj Mahal, whose eternal beauty will astonish and mesmerize its visitors. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631. Afternoon, visit the Red Fort, which housed three Mughal Emperors. Each one left their print on the architecture red sandstone of Akbar and Jahangir and white marble of Shah Jahan. This fort rises on the edges of Yamuna; and is surrounded by a wall 20 meters high and has a 2500m perimeter. Overnight.

DAY 10 : KHAJURAHO / VARANASI (FLIGHT) In the morning, visit the temples dedicated to Jainism that boast of beautiful sculptures. Thereafter, fly to Varanasi. Arrive and proceed to visit Sarnath - one of the holiest Buddhist sites. It is here Lord Buddha preached his first Sermon in 550 BC. The Museum here is filled with many sculptures found at the site. In the evening visit the ghats of the Ganges to see the devout Hindus performing the "Puja" with lighted lamps. Overnight. DAY 11 : VARANASI / KATHMANDU (FLIGHT) Early morning boat ride on the Ganges where you witness the living traditions of Hinduism, one of the world's oldest religions. Thereafter, walk through the narrow lanes and colourful bazaars of this holy city. Visit the revered Kashi Vishwa Nath Temple, Banaras Hindu University and Bharat Mata Temple. Later, depart for airport and fly to Kathmandu. Arrive in Kathmandu and proceed for a visit of the Durbar Square followed by the Palace of Kumari, the temple of the living goddess and the Kasthamandap, which gave Kathmandu its name. Overnight. DAY 12 : KATHMANDU In the morning visit Bhaktapur, home of medieval art and architecture. Its Durbar square contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces - the Lion Gate, and the palace of 55 windows. Thereafter, visit Patan - the city of artists, Buddhist monuments, Hindu temples and ancient palaces. In the afternoon visit Swaymbunath, one of the world's most glorious Buddhist Stupas. Overnight. DAY 13 : KATHMANDU Morning excursion to a mountainous region. Arrive Changunarayan and walk through the picturesque mountains and villages to the temple. Thereafter, leave for Dhulikhel. It is famous for its scenic beauty and

DAY 8 : AGRA / GWALIOR (TRAIN) / ORCHHA Early morning depart by an express train for Gwalior- the pearl of Hindustan. Arrive in Gwalior and visit the imposing and magnificent Gwalior Fort, Man Mandir a sixtowered palace and the Jai Vilas Palace. This palace is famous for its ornate chandeliers & crystals. After Lunch, leave for the medieval city of Orchha flanked by river Betwa. Orchha is known for its palaces and temples of 16th - 17th century of the Bundela's. Overnight. DAY 9 : ORCHHA / KHAJURAHO After breakfast, visit the ancient Palace of Maharaja Bir Singh. Later, drive to Khajuraho, the ancient capital of the Chandela Kings, known for its m a g n i f i c e n t c a r ve d temples. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu a n d t h e J a i n Tirthankaras, these temples were built between 950 A.D. and 1050 A.D. These temples are exquisite specimens of medieval India and are now a UNESCO world heritage site. Overnight.

panoramic view of the snowy ranges. After lunch visit Panauti an ancient Newari Village. Return to the hotel. Overnight. DAY 14 : KATHMANDU / DELHI (FLIGHT) This morning, visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest in the world. Followed by a visit of Pashupatinath, located on the bank of Bagmati. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple with two-tiered golden roof has superb architecture and is Nepals' holiest place. After lunch proceed to the airport for a flight to Delhi. Overnight. DAY 15 : DELHI / NEXT DESTINATION Depart for airport to take flight to your destination


SOUTH INDIA South India and Kerala 14 Days To and Fro MUMBAI / MADURAI / MUNNAR / PERIYAR / BACKWATERS / MARARIKULAM / COCHIN / MYSORE / BANGALORE Mumbai, located on the western coast of India is Gateway to India, the financial capital of India and home to the World's largest film industry called Bollywood. Then, to Madurai - the cultural capital of south India, land of magnificently carved temples; and to the manicured tea estates, picturesque landscape and a unique network of rivers, backwaters, lagoons and the land of spices in Kerala and Karnataka, famed for legacy of architectural wonders with richly carved temples of Hoysala, Belur and Halebid and princely city of Mysore.

DAY 5 : MADURAI After breakfast visit the Meenakshi-Sundareswarar temple an excellent example of Dravidian architecture. In the evening attend a colorful temple ceremony at the temple. Overnight DAY 6 : MADURAI / THENI (TRAIN) / MUNNAR Take and early morning local train for Theni and then proceed for Munnar passing through a picturesque route to Munnar. Surrounded by the Annamalai hills, it offers spectacular views of the craggy peaks, manicured tea estates and the picturesque landscape. Overnight Munnar DAY 7 : MUNNAR / PERIYAR Morning proceed to Periyar, passing through the scenic Western Ghats on our way to Periyar, one of most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries. With its waterways, forests and grasslands, it provides a magnificent venue for both mammal and bird watching. Overnight Periyar DAY 8 : PERIYAR / KOTTYAM / HOUSEBOAT In the morning, walk in the spice market before departing for Kottayam, passing through cardamom, pepper, cocoa and rubber plantations. Kottayam is an ancient town famous for its churches and is the religious capital of the Christians of Kerala. Thereafter, depart for the backwaters cruise on "Kettuvallam" - Traditional boat made-up of wood passing through the tropical countryside, enchanting backwaters, palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields of Alleppey. Overnight Backwaters

SOUTH INDIA INDIA DRAVIDIAN - To Malabar and Karnataka 11 Days - To and Fro CHENNAI / MAHABALIPURAM / PONDICHERRY / TANJORE / MADURAI / PERIYAR / COCHIN / MUMBAI South India - nearly untouched by invasions throughout its history, the Indian heritage is more intact here than in any other region of the country. Begin with Tamil Nadu, a bastion of Hinduism, home of famed Bharat Natyam dance and boasting of towering temples towns. Then, Kerala with it verdant greenery and breathtaking landscapes is the spice coast of India. Add to it, a thread of unbroken beach line and a unique network of rivers and lagoons. And finally, Karnataka - with its fascinating legacy of architectural wonders and richly carved temples, the princely city of Mysore and the many imposing mosques and trappings of a royal past.

Day 10 : MARARIMULAM Day free to rest and relax, or to take a relaxing massage.

DAY 2 : MUMBAI Arrive into Mumbai. Welcome and transfer to hotel. Visit Gateway of India -, Hanging Gardens, the Aquarium and Marine Drive (also known) as "the Queens Necklace". Overnight Mumbai. DAY 3 : MUMBAI Morning, enjoy a cruise in the Arabian Sea to see the famous Elephanta Caves. Hewn out of solid rock, the Elephanta Caves date back to 600 AD in a splendid symmetry of Indian rock-cut architecture, and filled with exquisite stone sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses represented in many reincarnations. Overnight Mumbai DAY 4 : MUMBAI / MADURAI (FLIGHT) Fly to Madurai - One of south India's oldest cities -cultural capital of South India and centre of learning and pilgrimage for centuries. Visit Tirumalai Nayak Palace, a mix of IndoMuslim Architecture.Walk in its colourful bazaars famous for its silk sarees and materials. Overnight Madurai

DAY 12 : MYSORE / HASSAN Today, we depart for picturesque town of Hassan, renowned for old temples of Sravenbelgola, Belur and Halebid. Sravenbelgola is an important pilgrim centre for the Jains. It has a huge monolithic stone statue of Gometeshwar world's tallest. Overnight Hassan. DAY 13 : HASSAN / BANGALORE Drive to Bangalore, the capital of the state of Karnataka. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city: The majestic Vidhan Sabha. This city is also called the Silicon Valley of India since it is famous for its aeronautics and computers industry. After dinner proceed to airport DAY 14 : BANGALORE/ DEPART Early morning flight to your next destination.

DAY 6 : TANJORE / TRICHY / MADURAI (195 km) Today, depart for Trichy. Visit the imposing town of Srirangam, located on a small island off the Cauvery River followed by the extraordinary temple of Ranganath Swami which has 21 gopurams. After lunch depart for Madurai. Rest of the day is free to relax. Overnight.

DAY 8 : MADURAI / PERIYAR In the morning leave for Periyar National Park. Arrive and check in to the hotel. In the afternoon discover the park by boat. Animals found here include elephant, sambar, wild boars and birds like ibis and grey heron. Overnight.

DAY 10 : MARARIKULAM / COCHIN Drive to Cochin- Kerala's centre of trade for innumerable centuries. With its beautiful setting on a cluster of islands, narrow peninsulas and a long history, Cochin has one of the oldest churches in India, Old Portuguese houses, cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, the historical Dutch palace & Jewish Synagogue. Overnight Cochin DAY 11 : COCHIN / BANGALORE (FLIGHT) / MYSORE Today, we fly to Bangalore. Arrive and continue by road towards Mysore, the capital of the erstwhile princely state. Mysore Palace and the local markets famous for its silk, sandalwood and incense sticks. Overnight Mysore

DAY 5 : PONDICHERRY / TANJORE Next morning, depart for Chidambaram. Visit the beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Nataraja. Continue towards Tanjore, synonymous with the architecturally famed, Brihadeshwara temple, which boasts of the best combination of tradition temple architecture - sculpture, painting and other allied arts. It is now a UNESCO heritage site. Overnight.

DAY 7 : MADURAI Madurai is the cultural capital of the South India. Visit The Meenakshi temple - an excellent example of Dravidian architecture, with gopurams covered from top to bottom in a profusion of multi coloured images of gods, goddesses, animals and mythical figures. Afternoon, visit the city followed by visiting the Tirumalai Nayak Palace which was built in 1636. In the evening, attend the night ceremony at the temple. Overnight.

DAY 9 : ALLEPPEY – MARARIMULAM After breakfast, we disembark at Alleppey and proceed to Marari Beach – It's one among the picturesque fishing villages fringed by limitless lines of coconut palms that dot the coastline of Kerala. Overnight Marari Beach.

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India. Located on the edge of Coromondal coast it is swanked by palm-fringed beaches, fishing villages and a fine harbour. It still retains its French character with neatly laid roads, handsome churches and public buildings of a bygone era. In the afternoon, visit the famous Aurobindo Ashram, the International city of Auroville. Overnight.

DAY 1 : DEPART FOR CHENNAI DAY 2 : CHENNAI Arrive Chennai (Madras) in the morning...! Welcome and transfer to the hotel. Madras now known as Chennai is one India's 4 metropolises, is located on the Coromandel Coast and is an important harbour. It was the first citadel of the British. Visit the St. George Fort built in 1640 A.D, San Thome Cathedral, which is said to contain the remains of St Thomas followed by the famous bronze Museum. Overnight.

DAY 9 : PERIYAR / COCHIN Next morning, depart for Kottayam from where we begin the "backwater trip", which takes us through the tropical countryside and enchanting backwaters of Alleppey and palm fringed narrow canals. Arrive in Alleppey for lunch. Then proceed to Cochin. Cochin, has been Kerala's center of trade for innumerable centuries. Cochin boasts of one of the oldest churches in India, 500 year old Portuguese houses and cantilevered Chinese fishing nets. It also has a Jewtown, complete with immaculately preserved synagogues. Witness the spectacular Kathakali dance. Overnight.

DAY 3 : CHENNAI / MAHABALIPURAM Depart for of Kanchipuram, one of India's seven sacred Hindu cities. It is often called the city of thousand temples with the most notable being the Kailasnatha Temple. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silk saris. Thereafter, proceed to Mahaballipuram, the ancient seaport city of Pallavas, known for its rock hewn temples. Overnight.

DAY 10 : COCHIN / MUMBAI (FLIGHT) Following morning, transfer to the airport to take a flight to Mumbai. Arrive into Mumbai and depart for sightseeing of Bombay visiting the Gateway of India The stone archway of the 16th century designed in gothic architecture, Hanging Gardens, the Aquarium and Marine Drive also known as "Queens Necklace" where the street lights shine like jewels at night. Finish at the market of Colaba. Overnight.

DAY 4 : MAHABALIPURAM / PONDICHERRY (130 km) Depart for Pondicherry, the erstwhile capital of French

DAY 11 : MUMBAI / NEXT DESTINATION Depart for airport to take flight to your destination.


SOUTH INDIA Delightful Karnataka & Kerala 12 Days To and Fro BANGALORE / KABINI / COORG / SULTAN BATTERY / GURUVAYUR / COCHIN / BACKWATERS / MARARIKULAM / COCHIN On this trip travel to Karnataka, land of fragrant sandalwood, of historical temples, of rich wildlife and boasting of a long coastline with a finely balanced mix of natural attractions. Then, discover Kerala - the land of spices, of manicured tea estates and picturesque landscape and a unique network of rivers, backwaters and lagoons. And beaches.

the highest peak in the region. Overnight. DAY 6 : COORG - SULTAN BATTERY Following morning depart for Sultan Battery - a picturesque place in Wayanad District and an area that breathes history and legend. Located 2600 ft above sea level, it has acres and acres of lush green land interspersed with perennial streams and rolling hills. Stay in the tranquillity of a plantation bunglow on the Kuppamudi Coffee Estate. Overnight. DAY 7 : SULTAN BATTERY A day at leisure. Swim in the beautiful pool or lounge in a hammock, or if you are energetic there are 400 acres of coffee fields for you to explore. You can also visit the nearby Edekal Caves where the rock carvings date back to 2500 BC or the nearby Muthanga National Park. Overnight.

INDIA The Architectural Treasures of India 15 Days - To and Fro MUMBAI / AURANGABAD / DHAR / INDORE / BHOPAL / ORCHHA / GWALIOR / AGRA / DELHI This tour begins with Mumbai, India's commercial centre and goes on to unfold the exquisite sculptures and frescoes of the rock-hewn temples of Ajanta and Ellora. Then discover Madhya Pradesh, which with 1800 monuments is bespoke of a great past. Each page of this trip is marked by famous architectural brilliance and the grandeur of the Mughal Empire from the ever memorable and magnificent Taj to the historic and grand capital of India.

DAY 8 : SULTAN BATTERY - CALICUT - GURUVAYUR Today, proceed for Guruvayur - considered to be the abode of Lord Krishna on Earth. Enroute visit Calicut, an age old commercial town. The Portuguese led by Vasco-Da-Gama first landed in India at Kappad, near Calicut in 1498 AD. Upon arrival at Guruvayur, visit the Elephant Orphanage and the temple. Overnight.

DAY 1: DEPART FOR BANGALORE DAY 2 : ARRIVE BANGALORE Arrive Bangalore and proceed to the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of this 16th Century city- the Capital of Karnataka, also called the Garden City. It is famous as the Silicon Valley of India. Visit The majestic Vidhan Sabha The state Administrative Head Quarters, Lal Bagh, the National Museum having a significant collections of ancient weapons, stone carvings, pottery, painting etc. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 11 : HOUSEBOAT - MARARIKULAM In the morning depart for Mararikulam, which is reputed as one of the most picturesque beach villages that dot the coastline. The day is at leisure to relax by the beach side. Overnight. DAY 12 : MARARIKULAM

DAY 4 : KABINI Enjoy an early morning safari to the jungle to see its inhabitants – the ferocious tiger, the graceful elephant and the jumping antelopes to name a few. In the afternoon, proceed for the sportive Coracle ride (local basket boats). Overnight. DAY 5 : KABINI - COORG Next morning depart for Coorg, a tiny district in Southern India, endowed with unparalleled natural beauty. At Coorg, visit Abbey Falls and then, trek to the top of Tadeyendamol,

DAY 8 : INDORE / UJJAIN / BHOPAL Morning visit Indore and thereafter Depart for Ujjain - one of the oldest and holiest Indian cities & also a venue for the Kumbh. Visit the famous Mahakaleshwara temple. Then, continue towards Bhopal. Overnight. DAY 9 : BHOPAL / SANCHI / BHOPAL (67 km) Proceed for an excursion to the world heritage site of Bhimbetka Caves and Buddhist site of Sanchi -the worlds largest Stupa built by Emperor Ashoka. Thereafter, return to Bhopal, a city that combines scenic beauty, history and modernity with mosques, palaces and encompasses a new city with exquisitely laid out parks and gardens. Overnight.

DAY 11 : ORCHA / GWALIOR / AGRA (Train) Morning we explore Orcha and thereafter depart for Gwalior - the erstwhile capital of Scindias. Visit the imposing Gwalior Fort, Man Mandir Palace, 19th century Jai Vilas Palace. Then visit the Tomb of Muhammad Ghaus and the Tomb of the famous musician Tansen. In the evening we take our train for Agra. Overnight. DAY 12 : AGRA In the morning visit the world famous Taj Mahal, whose eternal beauty will astonish and mesmerize the visitors. Thereafter, visit the beautiful mausoleum of the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, the first monument in India to feature "Pietra Dura". In the afternoon, visit the historical Red Fort where lived three Mughal Emperors. Overnight.

DAY 1 : DEPART FOR MUMBAI DAY 2 : MUMBAI Arrive into Mumbai in the morning Welcome and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon, depart for a visit of the city, visiting Gateway of India - The 16th century stone archway, Hanging Gardens, the Aquarium, Marine Drive & Victoria station. Overnight DAY 3 : MUMBAI / AURANGABAD (Flight) Morning take a cruise in the Arabian Sea to see the famous Elephanta Caves - Hewn out of solid rock, the Elephanta Caves date back to 600 AD. Later fly to Aurangabad named after Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Overnight.

DAY 3 : BANGALORE - KABINI (SURFACE) Next morning depart for Kabini Wild life Sanctuary. Nestled amidst the Karapur forest in the southern part of Nagarhole National Park, this sanctuary is populated by elephants, wild boars, sambar, chital and many other inhabitants. It also has a rich population of tigers. A team of naturalists will enlighten you on the wildlife here and take you to tour Kabini, a scenic delight, which once was the hunting lodge of the erstwhile Mysore Maharajas. Overnight.

DAY 7 : DHAR / OMKARESHWAR / INDORE Leave for Indore via Maheshwar- one of the most beautiful palace-temple cities located on the banks of river Narmada & the Omkareswar temple of Lord Shiva - at the confluence of Narmada and Kaveri. Then, depart for Indore. Overnight.

DAY 10 : BHOPAL / DEOGARH / ORCHA / GWALIOR Depart towards Deogarh via Lalitpur to see the splendid Dasvatrara Temple. Continue towards the medieval city of Orcha flanked by the river Betwa. Orcha is known for its palaces and temples of the 16th and 17th century of Bundela rulers. Overnight.

DAY 9 : GURUVAYUR - COCHIN Following morning, depart for Cochin, which boasts of a fine natural harbour and has been Kerala's center of trade for innumerable centuries. With its beautiful setting on a cluster of islands, narrow peninsulas and a long history, Cochin has amongst one of the oldest churches in India, 500 years old Portuguese houses, cantilevered Chinese fishing nets followed by Jewtown, complete with an immaculately preserved synagogues. Overnight DAY 10 : COCHIN - HOUSEBOAT Morning is free to relax. Thereafter, proceed to board "Kettuvallam" Traditional HouseBoat made-up of wood of Jacquier (Anjili) and tied with coconut ropes, which offers simple comfort, but the experience is unique. It takes you through the tropical countryside, enchanting backwaters, narrow canals and a vast expanse of paddy fields. Overnight.

pavilions- architectural gems. Return to Dhar. Overnight.

DAY 4 : AURANGABAD Visit Ellora Caves carved between 7th & 11th century AD. Visit the Kailasa Temple, chiselled out by hand from a of a single rock and also Bibi-ka-Maqbara. Overnight.

Full day to relax by the beach side or at the pool or enjoy Ayurveda. Overnight.

DAY 5 : AURANGABAD / AJANTA / DHAR Ajanta caves from 200 BC and 650 BC- a world heritage site, are renowned for their architectural beauty and for their remarkable frescoes. Later, continue your journey towards Dhar.. Overnight.

DAY 13 : MARARIKULAM - COCHIN Transfer to Cochin airport to board flight for onward destination.

DAY 6: DHAR / MANDU / DHAR Full day excursion to the deserted love city of Mandu to explore exquisite palaces, ornamental canals, baths and

DAY 13 : AGRA / MATHURA / DELHI (200 km) In the morning depart for Mathura the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Visit the archaeological museum. Then continue towards Delhi. Rest of the day free to relax. Overnight. DAY 14 : DELHI Today visit Old Delhi the capital of Mughals between the 16th and the 19th centuries. Here there are many mosques, monuments and forts, the most notable being the famous Red Fort and the Jama Masjid. The medieval atmosphere of the bazaars of Old Delhi contrasts sharply with the open, spacious streets of New Delhi. In the afternoon, visit the Lutyens designed Delhi- the India Gate, Parliament Building, the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Then visit the Qutab Minar, the 'Tower of Victory 'erected by Qutabuddin in 1193, and Humayun's Tomb, built by wife of 2nd Mughal emperor and is a fine piece of architecture. Both monuments are UNESCO World heritage sites. Overnight. DAY 15 : DELHI / NEXT DESTINATION Depart for airport to take flight to your destination.


SOUTH INDIA Central India and Gujarat 21 Days To and Fro BANGALORE / KABINI / COORG / SULTAN BATTERY / GURUVAYUR / COCHIN / BACKWATERS / MARARIKULAM / COCHIN Start your journey with Madhya Pradesh, dotted with superb monuments hailed as architectural splendors and home to one of most enthralling natural reserves of India, Bandhavgarh. Then, visit Gujarat, the western most state of India, often referred to as 'The Jewel in the West.' With its serene beaches and picturesque coastline, unique wildlife, beautiful temples at Palitana, Modhera and Somnath, ancient sites of the Harappan civilization and the beautiful cities of Ahmedabad + Vadodara. Gujarat is a real discovery..!

DAY 4 : DELHI / JHANSI ( TRAIN) / ORCHHA / KHAJURAHO Take an early morning train for Jhansi. Arrive in Jhansi and proceed to Khajuraho visiting the medieval city of Orchha, known for its palaces and temples of the 16th and 17th century built by the Bundelas. Arrive in Khajuraho, the ancient capital of the Chandela Kings. Khajuraho is known for its magnificently carved temples built between 950 A.D. and 1050 A.D. These temples are UNESCO world heritage sites. Overnight. DAY 5 : KHAJURAHO Today, visit the famous temples, built by Chandela Kings. These temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. The main shrines are ornately carved with massive pillars and arches. The ceilings and walls are adorned with exquisite carvings depicting the interests in human life like hunting, music, dances, love.!. Afternoon, visit the temples dedicated to Jainism with beautiful sculptures. Overnight.

INDIA DAY 11 : BHOPAL / SANCHI / BHOPAL (67 KM) Excursion on the Sanchi - a Buddhist site known for its stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars from the 3rd century BC to the 12th century AD. The Sanchi Stupa, worlds largest Stupa, was built by Emperor Ashoka. The oldest Buddhist shrines at Sanchi reflect the serenity and glory of Ashokan times. Overnight. DAY 12 : BHOPAL / UJJAIN (227 KM) / INDORE (55 KM) Depart for Ujjain situated on the bank of River Shipra. It is one of the oldest and holiest Indian cities. Visit the Mahakaleshwara temple among other temples. Thereafter, continue towards Indore, city built by Rani Ahilyabai, the brave Holkar queen. Visit the archaeological museum and the temple of Digamber Jain. Overnight.

DAY 6 : KHAJURAHO / BANDHAVGARH (270 KM) In the morning, depart for Bandhavgarh National Park situated in the forest of the erstwhile State of Rewa. It is famous for its rich variety of wildlife. The park area is hilly and is dominated by the majestic Bandhavgarh fort, built in 14th century. Afternoon, visit the jungle. Overnight.

DAY 19 : BHAVNAGAR / MUMBAI Today, visit Bhavnagar. Later fly to Mumbai the Gateway of India and famous for the world's largest film industry called Bollywood. Visit - Gateway of India - The imposing stone archway in Indo-Saracenic architecture, Hanging Gardens, Victoria Terminus. Overnight.

DAY 13 : INDORE / OMKARESHWAR / MAHESHWAR / DHAR In the morning, depart for Dhar via Maheshwar, one of the most beautiful palace-temple cities. Thereafter, continue towards Omkareshwar, the sacred island, shaped like the holy Hindu symbol of 'Om.' Visit Shri Omkareshwar Mahadeo temple at the confluence of Narmada and Kaveri. Later, continue our journey towards Dhar. Overnight.

DAY 1: DEPART FOR DELHI DAY 2 : DELHI Arrive Delhi in the morning...! Welcome and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon, visit Old Delhi. It was the capital of Mughals between the 16th and the 19th centuries. It has many mosques, monuments and forts, the most notable being the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid. The medieval atmosphere of the bazaars of Old Delhi contrasts sharply with the open, spacious streets of New Delhi, the imperial city created by the British. Overnight. DAY 3 : DELHI Next morning visit the Lutyens designed Delhi. Drive past India Gate, Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhawan. Visit Qutab Minar, the 'Tower of Victory 'erected by Qutabuddin in 1193 and Humayun's Tomb, built by wife of 2nd Mughal emperor which is a fine piece of architecture. The Taj Mahal follows a similar style of architecture. Both monuments are UNESCO's World heritage sites. Overnight.

DAY 7 : BANDHAVGARH The day is dedicated to exploring the reserve with a naturalist, in search of the Tiger. Other animals found are Leopard, Bear, Bison, Chital, Sambhar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Chowsingha, Barking deer and some varieties of birds. Overnight. DAY 8 : BANDHAVGARH / JABALPUR (200 KM) In the morning, depart for Jabalpur, the old capital of Gonda Kings and the seat of the Kalchuri dynasty. In the afternoon, we go for an excursion to Bheraghat and take a boat to see the famous 'marble rocks'. On return, visit the Madan Mahal Fort- Built by Gonda ruler, Raja Madan Shah, in 1116, perched atop a rocky hill. Overnight. DAY 9 : JABALPUR / PACHMARHI This morning depart for Pachmarhi, a place where nature has found exquisite expression in myriad enchanting ways. The landscape is characterized by rugged hills, forests and deep ravines. The nearby ancient cave takes shelter in the Mahadeo Hills and has astonishing richness in the rock paintings. Overnight. DAY 10 : PACHMARHI / BHOPAL Today depart for Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh which combines scenic beauty, history and modernity with fine old mosques and palaces. Visit Jama Masjid and the beautiful Gohar Mahal- 19th Century palace of Kudesia-a splendid fusion of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Overnight.

famous for the ancient Jain temples. Perched atop the Shatrunjaya hills, there are 863 exquisite marble temples with arches, carved pillars and bejeweled idols. Thereafter, continue to erstwhile princely city of Bhavnagar. Overnight.

DAY 14 : DHAR / MANDU / DHAR Full day excursion to the deserted city of Mandu. It was built as a testament of love by a Muslim ruler, Baz Bahadur for his Hindu queen Roopmati. Also called the 'City of joy', Mandu is famous for exquisite palaces Jahaz and Hindola Mahals, ornamental canals, baths and pavilions. Each of Mandu's structures is an architectural gem. Overnight. DAY 15 : DHAR / CHOTA UDEPUR / VADODRA (180 KM) Next morning, proceed towards the state of Gujarat. Pass through a very picturesque landscape stop at Chota Udepur. Thereafter, proceed to Vadodra, the erstwhile capital of the princely Gaekwads,. Overnight. DAY 16 : VADODRA / AHMEDABAD (115 KM) This morning, visit the museum with impressive collections of Art and Archaeology, Pratap Vilas Palace the erstwhile residence of the Royal family to see the collection of old armory and sculptures in bronze, marble and terra cotta. Thereafter, proceed towards Ahmedabad, a city graced with splendid monuments. Overnight. DAY 17 : AHMEDABAD / UTELIA Today, visit the famous Sidi Saiyad Mosque known for its exquisite stone window tracery with rich filigree. The beautiful Juma Masjid and the Sabarmati Ashram founded by Gandhi. In the afternoon depart for Utelia via Lothal, one of the sites associated with the Harappan era dating back to 2nd Century B C. Arrive Utelia, 18th Century city and proceed to Utelia Palace built in indo-saracenic architectural. Overnight. DAY 18 : UTELIA / PALITANA / BHAVNAGAR In the morning depart for the religious city of Palitana

DAY 20 : MUMBAI In the morning take a cruise on the Arabian Sea to see the famous Elephanta Caves. Hewn out of solid rock, the Elephanta Caves date back to 600 AD. The cave complex is a collection of shrines, courtyards, inner cells, grand halls and porticos arranged in the splendid symmetry of Indian rock-cut architecture, and filled with exquisite stone sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses represented in many reincarnations. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight. DAY 21 : MUMBAI / NEXT DESTINATION Transfer to the airport to take the flight to your next destination. Overnight.


SOUTH INDIA India Oriental with Treasures of Golconda and Goa 16 Days To and Fro KOLKATA / BHUBANESHWAR / PURI / HYDERABAD / GULBARGA / BIJAIPUR / BADAMI / GOA / MUMBAI This great journey from the Bay of Bengal to the Arabian Sea allows you to discover India, from the splendid temples of Orissa to the oriental glory and treasures of the Deccan and culminating in Goa with its Grandiose churches and sunny beaches

four holiest pilgrimage centres for Hindu, Puri is called the abode of Lord Vishnu on earth. Enroute visit Konark, renowned for its magnificent 13th century sun temple, where seven exquisitely carved ornamented horses, strained on twelve wheels on either side, are pulling the celestial chariot of the Sun God. The huge monolithic wheels represent time, unity, completeness, justice, perfection and movement. Continue towards Puri. Overnight at the hotel. DAY 5: PURI Enjoy a relaxed morning on the Beach. In the afternoon visit the town of Puri. It is known for its festivals and processions. Visit the Shrine of Jagannath from outside also called the white Pagoda. Puri is very famous for the colourful procession of Rath Yatra. Overnight at the hotel. DAY 6 : PURI / BHUBANESWAR / HYDERABAD In the morning return to Bhubaneshwar to take a flight for Hyderabad. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, is a city of oriental glory and of crowded bazaar. This 400-year-old metropolis represents a perfect blend of old world charm and modern day charisma. In the afternoon, visit of the legendary city - the Salar Jung museum, the largest one-man collection museum in the World with a priceless collection of antiques followed by the famous Char Minar. Overnight at the hotel. DAY 7 : HYDERABAD In the morning enjoy an excursion to the historic Golconda fort famous for its acoustic system, palaces and ingenious water supply system. It is also known for its Diamond market and is said that the world famous diamond "Kohinoor" came from here. Thereafter, proceed for the astonishingly beautiful Qutub Shahi Tombs. Afternoon is free to rest or to explore the city by yourself. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 1: DEPART FOR KOLKATA Arrive Kolkata, meet upon arrival & transfer to hotel. Kolkata - India's largest metropolis is a vibrant city on the move. The city still bears the Victorian imprint on its streets and structures. A seething mass of activity with a cosmopolitan atmosphere, Kolkata is famous for films, poetry, art and dance. It is also called the intellectual capital of India. Late in the afternoon enjoy a panoramic visit of the city. Overnight at the hotel. DAY 2 : KOLKATA Enjoy full day Sightseeing of the city. Visit - Raj Bhawan, the residence of the Governor of Bengal; Victoria Memorial, the city's landmark; Botanical Garden, notable for its oldest banyan tree and orchid house; Armenian Church; Marble Palace, one family's collection of memorabilia. Overnight at the hotel. DAY 3 : KOLKATA / BHUBANESWAR This morning, transfer to airport to take a flight for Bhubneshwar, the Capital of Orissa known for its splendid temples, shrines, architectural marvels, sculptures and other diverse arts and crafts. In the afternoon, visit the beautiful temples which are an architectural deligh. The most beautiful examples are the temples of Brahmeshwara, Parameshwara, and Lingaraja known for their architectural beauty and exquisite sculptures. There is also a possibility to visit the ancient Udaygiri and Khandagiri caves. Overnight at the hotel. DAY 4: BHUBANESWAR / PURI In the morning depart for the holy City of Puri. One of the

DAY 8 : HYDERABAD / BIDAR / GULBARGA Next morning, proceed to Gulbarga via Bidar - a small 15th Century city having some beautiful mosques, tombs and palaces reflecting the glory of the erstwhile Bahamani kingdom. Thereafter, continue towards Gulbarga, capital of Bahamani rulers in 14th and 15th century. This city, ruled by Hindus and later by Muslim kings has a unique synthesis of two rich cultures with its historic charm. Late in the afternoon, visit the Fort, Jama Masjid, the tomb of Khwaja Bande Nawaz (an important local Muslim saint) and the Sharana Basaveshwara temple. Overnight at the hotel. DAY 9 : GULBARGA / BIJAPUR In the morning, proceed towards the medieval walled city of Bijapur, synonymous with the famous Gol Gumbaz, the glorious tomb of Adil Shah, the 7th Bahamani ruler in 17th Century. It is perhaps the largest unsupported structures in the world, 44 m in diameter with very impressive acoustics. Bijapur was originally founded by the Chualakyas between 10th and 11th Century and was called Vijaypura or the city of victory. It is from here that its present name Bijapur comes from. Overnight at the hotel. DAY 10: BIJAPUR / BADAMI Today morning, proceed for Badami, renowned for its rich history and ancient architecture. Badami has a number of richly carved monuments and cave temples dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries. Arrive in Badami and proceed to the hotel. In the afternoon visit the astonishingly beautiful rock-cut temples replete with carved pillars and bracket figures with some magnificent frescoes dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu in various reincarnations. Overnight at the hotel. Day 11: BADAMI / PATTADAKAL / AIHOLE / BADAMI Morning excursion to Pattadakal, the last Chalukyan capital and now a world heritage site. It has many temples with exquisite sculptures. We visit the famous Virupaksha

temple, the largest in Pattadkal dedicated to Lord Shiva with fine sculptures. Then, continue towards Aihole - the first Chalukyan capital having many temples dedicated to the various deities of the Hindu pantheon. Durga temple with its arches, elevated base and the gallery that encircles the shrine is known as the 'Cradle of Indian Architecture'. Overnight at the hotel. Day 12 : BADAMI / GOA In the morning, depart via a scenic route for Goa. Located on the Konkan Coast, it is bestowed with picturesque landscape, sun-drenched beaches, historic monuments, pleasant climate and hospitable people. Being under Portuguese colonial rule for more than 450 years there is a Portuguese influence in almost every aspect of Goan life, architecture etc. Arrive in Goa and proceed to your hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax on the beach. Overnight at the hotel.

Arunachal Pradesh & Assam 19 Days To and Fro KOLKATA / GUWAHATI / ITANAGAR / ZIRO / DAPORIJO / ALONG / PASIGHAT / DIBRUGARH / SIBSAGAR / MAJULI / KAJIRANGA / GUWAHATI / KOLKATA Right at the top of north-eastern India, crowning its six clustered sisters like a protective helmet, is Arunachal Pradesh, the `Land of the Dawn-litMountains.' This is the first part of India to greet the morning sun. Once described as the 'Hidden Land', the greatest attraction of the state is its dazzling array of flora and fauna in a habitat that combines glacial terrain, alpine meadows, and sub-tropical rain forests

Day 13 : GOA Morning free to relax by the beach. In the afternoon, visit Panaji - Capital of Goa. The town with narrow winding streets, old houses with over hanging balconies, red-tiled roofs and numerous small bars and cafe's give it a distinct Portuguese look. Old Goa is the spiritual heart of Christian Goa with grandiose churches of St. Catherine and the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which has the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. Overnight at the hotel. Day 14: GOA Full day at the hotel or relax by the beach side. Overnight at the hotel. Day 15 : GOA / MUMBAI In the morning transfer to the airport to take a flight for Mumbai, dubbed as the financial capital of India. It is country's foremost seaport, commercial centre and centre of worlds largest film industry, Bollywood. Upon arrival at Mumbai, proceed for the sightseeing of the city: visiting Gateway of India - The imposing stone archway in IndoSaracenic architecture built in 1911, Hanging Gardens, the Aquarium and Marine Drive (also known as "Queens Necklace"). Overnight at the hotel. Day 16 : MUMBAI / NEXT DESTINATION Transfer to the airport to take the flight to your next destination.

DAY 1 : DEPART FOR KOLKATA Arrive in Kolkata. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Kolkata India's largest metropolis is a vibrant city on the move. The city still bears the Victorian imprint on its streets and structures. A city with very cosmopolitan atmosphere, Kolkata is famous for films, poetry, art and dance. It is also called the intellectual Capital of India. Late in the afternoon, a panoramic visit of the city. Overnight. DAY 2 : KOLKATA / CHANDERNAGOR / KOLKATA Following morning, excursion to Chandernagor. Situated along the banks of river Ganges, the city has been able to keep itself separated from all other cities and abide by its own characteristics. This small town over a period of 300 years has a unique blend of culture and heritage which is unparalleled in history. Return to Kolkata enroute visiting the botanical gardens, which house the world's two oldest banyan trees. Overnight. DAY 3 : KOLKATA / GUWAHATI Next morning, fly Guwahati - City of the Eastern Light, situated on the bank of the mighty Brahmaputra River. The name Guwahati is a combination of two words: Guwa meaning areca nut and Hat meaning market. Afternoon, enjoy a city tour visiting Kamakhya Temple, Jatinga, Umananda Temple, Nabagraha Temple. Overnight. DAY 4 : GUWAHATI / ITANAGAR Following morning proceed for Itanagar - The capital of Arunachal Pradesh. It is believed that sage Vyas meditated


SOUTH INDIA here. Itanagar was called Mayapur during the reign of the Jiti Dynasty that ruled the region in the 11th century. Overnight. DAY 5 : ITANAGAR Today, visit the magnificent Ita Fort (ita=brick), dating back to the 14th-15th century. It is believed to have been built by King Ramachandra. Visit the Buddhist Temple & Gayker Sinyi (also known as Ganga Lake). Overnight. DAY 6 : ITANAGAR / ZIRO Morning proceed to Ziro, a small picturesque destination with Pine and Bamboo groves, located at a high altitude. The indigenous method of rice cultivation is also worth seeing. Overnight. DAY 7 : ZIRO In the morning, visit the Tribes. Apa Tani are one of the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, who still know how to preserve their traditional way of life. The women carry abstract nose rings. Men and women are tattooed. The women Apa Tani are famous for their ability with weaving. Visit the fish breeding farm and a workshop of weaving. Overnight

and by jeep. Overnight. DAY 17 : KAZIRANGA / GUWAHATI Following morning, return to Guwahati, which is amongst the most sprinkled place in the world. The annual rainfall can reach 8 meters. Overnight. DAY 18 : GUWAHATI / KOLKATA In the morning fly to Kolkata - The city of joy. Upon arrival, proceed to visit the Victoria Memorial, National Museum, Chowringee Lane etc. Overnight. DAY 19 : KOLKATA / NEXT DESTINATION Transfer to the airport to board flight for onward destination.

Himachal - Ladakh 13 Days To and Fro KOLKATA / GUWAHATI / ITANAGAR / ZIRO / DAPORIJO / ALONG / PASIGHAT / DIBRUGARH / SIBSAGAR / MAJULI / KAJIRANGA / GUWAHATI / KOLKATA Nestled between the mighty Himalayan ranges, Himachal Pradesh is adventures bliss with a plethora of spectacular landscapes. The valleys of Kangra & Dharamsala, are home to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. Then, Ladakh, a land which can be described only in speculative expanse. It is a land like no other, bounded by world's mightiest mountain ranges, the great Himalayas and the Karakoram ranges

DAY 8 : ZIRO / DAPORIJO Next morning, proceed towards Daporijo. Enroute visit few villages. Daporijo, is a beautiful place on the right bank of Subansiri river surrounded by picturesque villages. Overnight.

DAY 11 : ALONG / PASIGHAT Next morning, proceed to Pasighat - built by English in 1911, located on Siang river. The air is very fresh and wet here due to thick vegetation. Enroute, visit of Logumjining. Pasighat is ideal for river rafting, boating and angling on river Siang. Overnight.

DAY 14 : SIBSAGAR / MAJULI Next morning, proceed to Majuli - the largest River Island in the world and cradle of the Assamese culture. Overnight. DAY 15 : MAJULI / KAZIRANGA Today proceed towards Kaziranga National Park. The world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears along with thousands of birds, inhabit the park. Overnight. DAY 16 : KAZIRANGA Located on the banks of Brahmaputra, Kaziranga's 430 sq kms of lush green plains are home to some of the most fascinating wildlife in Asia. Visit the park on elephant back

DAY 6 : PARAGPUR /DHARAMSALA (75 km surface) In the morning, depart for Dharamsala, often referred to as mini Lhasa. It lies on the Dhauladhar range & the Pir Panjal region of the outer Himalayas. Dharamsala, at present, is the seat of His Holiness, the Dalai LAMA since his exile in 1959. Afternoon, visit Mc Leodganj and the Tibetian Museum. Overnight.

DAY 8 : JAMMU / LEH (flight) Following morning, board flight for Leh. Leh is "small Indian Tibet." Bordered by the Karakorm chain of mountains in the north and Himalayas in the South that gradually merge into an oasis of green fields, Leh is situated on the banks of the Indus, at a height of 11,000 feet. Later visit the Monastery. Overnight.

DAY 10 : ALONG Today, visit the villages around Along. A must visit is the farm of Mithun & Jersy. All the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh very well appreciate its meat. Overnight

DAY 13 : DIBRUGARH / SIBSAGAR Following morning, proceed to Sibsagar, which was the capital of the Ahom Kings who ruled Assam before the advent of the British. The town is built round the Sibsagar tank, dug over 200 years ago. On its banks are located some of the famous temples of Sibsagar. The Shiva temple, constructed in the year 1734 is believed to be the highest Hindu temple in India. Overnight.

DAY 5 : TARAGARH / PALAMPUR / PARAGPUR (140 km ) Following morning, depart for Paragpur via Palampur which is famous for its school of miniature. Arrive in Paragpur and enjoy an afternoon stroll in the orchards that are filled with the fruit trees. Then visit the beautiful National Heritage village of Pragpur-Garli to see the magnificent havelis of the 16th century. Overnight.

DAY 7 : DHARAMSALA / JAMMU (180 km Surface) Next morning, stroll in colourful bazaars. Thereafter, depart for Jammu - the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir and often referred to as The city of Temples. Later visit the Bahu Fort & the Raghunath Temple. Overnight.

DAY 9 : DAPORIJO / ALONG Following morning, proceed to Along, a beautiful small village located on the southern bank of river Siyom. Overnight.

DAY 12 : PASIGHAT / DIBRUGARH In the morning, board a boat to Dibrugarh. Dibrugarh is the district headquarter. The name derived from the mouth (mukh) of the river Dibaru or Dibru. Overnight

In the morning, depart for Taragarh. Enroute visit the ancient temple of Baijnath dedicated to Lord Shiva. Continue towards Taragarh, located in the picturesque valley of Kangra. At an altitude of 1000 meters, the Taragarh Palace surrounded by tea gardens is set at the foot of the Dauladhar ranges commanding a magnificent view of the snow-capped peaks. Overnight.

DAY 1 : DEPART FOR DELHI Arrive Delhi - The capital of India. You are greeted by the colour and diversity of India. It is the most historic capital in the world, having many UNESCO World Heritage sites. It provides a perfect introduction to the cultural wealth of India. The medieval atmosphere of the bazaars of Old Delhi contrasts sharply with the open, spacious streets of New Delhi, the imperial city created by the British. Overnight. DAY 2 : DELHI / CHANDIGARH / NALAGARH (Train + 60 Kms). Early morning, board the Shatabdi Express for Chandigarh. Arrive in Chandigarh and enjoy a visit of this wonderfully designed city by the French architect Le Corbusier. Thereafter, proceed by road for Nalagarh via Pinjore, the Mughal Gardens. Arrive at Nalagarh, located on a hillock at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas. It provides panoramic views of the Shivalik Hills. Overnight. DAY 3 : NALAGARH / KALKA / SHIMLA (200 Km surface) Next morning, depart for Shimla, the old summer capital of the British in India. Located at an altitude of 2200 meters, Shimla is magnificently robed in dense forests of oak and pine, fur and rhododendron. In the afternoon enjoy a short walk to the mall road, the Viceroy Lodge and other buildings of the colonial era. Overnight. DAY 4 : SHIMLA / BAIJNATH / TARAGARH (230 km surface)

DAY 9 : LEH (HEMIS - THIKSEY) Next morning, visit Shey, the old summer palace of the Kings of Ladakh. Then visit Thiksey monastery- an imposing monastery and one of the finest example of Ladakhi architecture. Afternoon visit Hemis - the richest, biggest and most famous gompa in Ladakh built in 1630. Belonging to the red sect, it is famed for its colourful annual Hemis Festival held in honour of Guru Padma Sambhava. The Lamas perform sacred masked dances and every 12 years his thanka is displayed. Overnight. DAY 10 : LEH / ULE TOKPO (LAMAYURU) In the morning, enjoy an excursion to the extraordinary site of Lamayuru. The complex was founded in the 11th century and houses a library, thought to be the oldest in region. The present monastery dates back to the 16th century and has the 11 headed image of the Avalokiteshwara Buddha. Mainly in ruins, it also has some murals and thankas. Overnight. DAY 11 : LEH Today, visit the Shankar monastery. It serves as the residence of the head priest - Kushak Bakula. A number of gold icons can be discovered here. If time permits, visit Tak-Thog Gompa. Overnight DAY 12 : LEH /DELHI (flight) Next morning, transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, proceed for the City tour of Old Delhi. Old Delhi was the capital of Mughals between the 16th and the 19th centuries. Here there are many mosques, monuments and forts, the most notable being the famous Red Fort and the Jama Masjid. The medieval atmosphere of the bazaars of Old Delhi contrasts sharply with the open, spacious streets of New Delhi, the imperial city created by the British. Overnight DAY 13 : DELHI / NEXT DESTINATION Transfer to the airport for onward flight.


SOUTH INDIA DARJEELING - SIKKIM 11 Days To and Fro KOLKATA / GUWAHATI / ITANAGAR / ZIRO / DAPORIJO / ALONG / PASIGHAT / DIBRUGARH / SIBSAGAR / MAJULI / KAJIRANGA / GUWAHATI / KOLKATA Begin with Darjeeling, one of the most beautiful and oldest Hill stations of India. Set amidst undulating tea gardens, it offers mesmerizing scenic beauty and a great location. It is the jewel in the crown of the Eastern Himalayas and offers spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges including Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga. Then to Sikkim, a small independent kingdom until 1973, Sikkim the 22nd State of India known for its strategic location and as one of the last Himalayan `Shangri-La`, its climate, natural beauty and the fine cultural heritage attract tourist from all over the globe

Observatory hill & Tibetian refugee camp. Overnight. Day 4 : DARJEELING / PEMAYANGTSE Next morning, proceed for Pemayangtse. Here, the mighty Kanchenjunga overlooks the land of Sikkim. Pemayangtse in Sikkim, nestles close to Kanchenjunga. Pemayangtse is 6000 ft above sea level and it is where one of the most famous Buddhist monasteries is located. The Pemayangtse monastery is the second oldest monastery in Sikkim and is the headquarters of the Nyingma sect. Overnight.

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Day 05 - Nagarahole / Coorg (130 Km) After breakfast drive to Coorg. Situated on the Western Ghats at an altitude of 1100 m above sea level, Coorg is dotted with beautiful coffee and tea plantations, alluring nature trails and splendid waterfalls, it's a place good enough to be visited again and again. It is also referred to as 'Scotland of India'. Overnight at Coorg.

Day 5 : PEMAYANGTSE / GANGTOK Following morning, proceed to Gangtok. The state of Sikkim lies in the shadow of the mighty Kanchenjunga. Its capital, Gangtok, is a picturesque mountain clinging town with monasteries, parks, pagoda style houses and colourful bazars. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight.

Day 06- Coorg Day free to relax at Coorg. You may take a tour of the sprawling plantations around or proceed for a soft trek. Overnight at Coorg.

Day 6 : GANGTOK - PHODUNG – GANGTOK In the morning, visit the Monastery at Phodung. Enroute stop for panoramic view of the Himalayas. Later, return to Gangtok. In the afternoon, visit the Research Institute of Tibetology where one can find splendid old books, objects sacrings, superbly painted tankas etc. Overnight.

Day07 –Coorg / Mysore (120Kms) After breakfast drive to Mysore. The capital of a former princely state of Wodeyar Dynasty. Mysore is a city of palaces and gardens and is famous for its silk, sandalwood and jasmine. And the temple of godess Chaumandi.The legend has it that Goddess Chamundi killed Demon Mahishasura here. Thus the name Mysore. Overnight in Mysore.

Day 7 : GANGTOK - TASHIDING – GANGTOK Next morning, proceed for the excursion to Tashiding Monastery. Perched on top of the hill, it overhangs between the two rivers of Rathong and Rangit and is surrounded by a profusion of flags of prayers. Overnight.

Day 08 – Mysore / Hassan (150 Kms) After a leisurely breakfast proceed to Hassan a pleasant, picturesque town in the heart of Malnad. visit Belur and Halebid. Belur, is also known as the Dakshina ( southern) Varanasi.The serenity of Belur is attributed to the celebrated temple of Chennakeshava, belonging to 17 AD. Halebid has several strikingly beautiful Hoysala temples and Jain shrines. Overnight at Hassan

Day 8 : GANGTOK Today we visit the many sights of Gangtok beginning with the Chorten, Deer park, Enchey Monastery, Orchid Sanctuary, Tashi View Point, Dharma Chakra Centre (Rumtek) and Saramsa Garden. Overnight.

Day 09 – Hassan / Bengaluru (180 Kms) After breakfast drive to Bengaluru, enroute visiting Sravanabelagola This was the legendary pilgrim centre and shrine of the Jains since early times. Continue drive to Bengaluru, the garden city formerly known as Bangalore.Bengaluru is known for its numerous parks and avenues. Afternoon, visit Tipu Sultan's Palace, Bull Temple, Lalbagh Gardens, Cubbon Park & Museum and Vidhana Soudha -which houses both the State Legislature and Secretariat. Overnight at Bangalore.

Day 9 : GANGTOK / KALIMPONG Following morning, proceed to Kalimpong. Situated at an altitude of 1250 metres between the Deolo and Durbindra Hills, Kalimpong is an ideal place for a quiet holiday amidst gently rolling hills and deep valleys at the foot of the mighty Himalayas. Upon arrival check in at hotel. In the afternoon, visit Durpin Dara; Flower nurseries Gouripur House; Swiss Welfare Dairy & Tibetan Monastery. Overnight.

DAY 1 : DEPART FOR DELHI The colour & romance of India greets you as you disembark from your plane in Delhi - one of the most historic capitals in the world with three of its monuments- the Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb and the Red Fort, being declared as World Heritage Sites. It is also amongst the greenest capitals. For a visitor, it serves as a perfect introduction to the cultural wealth, the complexities and dynamism of India. Meet, greet and assistance upon arrival. Thereafter, transfer to hotel. Overnight. Day 2 : DELHI / BAGDOGRA / DARJEELING In the morning, transfer to the airport for flight to Bagdogra. Arrive in Bagdogra and continue by road towards Darjeeling, queen of the mountains, through a landscape of wooded hills and tea plantations. Arrive in Darjeeling and proceed to the hotel. Rest of the day free to walk around and relax. Overnight. Day 3 : DARJEELING Early morning, visit the highest spot in the area at 2590m, Tiger Hill, near Ghoom, about 11km from Darjeeling. The hill is famous for its magnificent views at dawn overlooking Kanchenjunga and other eastern Himalayan peaks. On a clear day even Mount Everest is visible. Visit the

Day 10 : KALIMPONG / BAGDOGRA / DELHI (flight) Next morning, travel to Bagdogra airport to catch your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, enjoy a city tour of New Delhi, driving past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace and the diplomatic area. Rest of the day is free to discover the city by yourself. Overnight. Day 11 : DELHI / NEXT DESTINATION Morning, depart for the airport. Assistance with check in formalities. Take-off for your next destination. DAY 4 : SHIMLA / BAIJNATH / TARAGARH (230 km surface)

and waterfalls. After visit of the park in search of Tigers and rich wildlife of Chital, Sambar and Barking Deer, Sloth Bears and Langur. Crocodiles and over a hundred species of birds and the elusive Cats, the Leopard . Overnight at Nagarahole

Day 10: Departure from Bengaluru After breakfast depart for Airport to connect your flight for homeward Journey. Day 01 - Arrive Kozhikode Arrive into Kozhikode, welcome and transfer to your hotel. Kozhikode derives, from koyil (palace) plus kota (fort), meaning "fortified palace-capital of Malabar ruled by Zamorins. Most important port trading in spices like black pepper and cardamom with Jews, Arabs, Phoenicians, and Chinese for more than 500 yearsVasco da Gama, also landed here in 1498. Overnight in Calicut. Day 02 - Kozhikode / Bekal (200 Kms) After breakfast proceed Bekal which has extremly scenic landscape, extensive beaches, numerous estuaries and backwaters and the largest and Shaped like a giant keyhole, the historic Bekal, bordered by a splendid beach. Overnight in Bekal. Day03- Bekal Morning free. In the afternoon we visit Bekal fort spreading over 40 acres bordered a beautiful beach of greater strategic significance during the Zamorin Era. Overnight in Bekal. Day 04 - Bekal / Nagerhole ( 220 Km) After an early breakfast drive to Nagarahole National Park. The park has rich forest cover, small streams, hills, valleys


SOUTH INDIA Golfing in India 13 Days To and Fro MUMBA / JAIPUR / AGRA / NOIDA / DELHI Are you an avid golfer? Are you looking to experience some new, exciting, and professional grade courses? India offers some of the greatest golfing challenges including world class designer golf courses and other golf courses with historical importance, yet unexplored but certainly a golfers delight. Enjoy your days playing golf on these stunning courses, that will test your skills, and excite your interest!

round of Golf at the Rambagh Golf Club. Overnight in Jaipur. DAY 6 JAIPUR Enjoy the morning exploring Jaipur, the 'Pink City', , visiting the City Palace- the Royal residence of Maharajah built in Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, Hawa Mahal the Palace of Wind & the Observatory of the 18th century. Thereafter, walk in the bustling bazaars of Jaipur, well known for their beautiful carpets, enamelled ornaments, precious and semi-precious stones, brass ornaments and many other arts and crafts.. Spend the afternoon either at leisure, or enjoy a final round of golf at the Rambagh Golf Club. Overnight in Jaipur. DAY 7 JAIPUR – FATEHPUR SIKRI – AGRA Morning- hit the road towards Agra, the old imperial capital of India, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned city built by Akbar which was the Mughal capital for 14 years.. On arrival, check in at the Hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Agra.

On the Foot Steps of Lord Buddha 12 Days To and Fro DELHI / BODHGAYA / VARANASI / KUSHINAGAR / LUMBINI / BALRAMPUR / LUCKNOW / DELHI India is the historical seat of Buddhism as well as home to both the Theravada and Mahayana sects. Buddhism was born in India. As the birthplace of the Buddha and the land where he travelled to spread the word of his teachings, India is considered the center of Buddhist studies

Day 8 : KUSHINAGAR / LUMBINI (SURFACE 161 KMS) Following morning visit Mathakuar. Here Lord Buddha delivered his last sermon. Then, visit Rambhar Stupa. Later, proceed for Lumbini - where Siddharta Gautama (Lord Buddha), was born in 623 B.C. Overnight Day 9 : LUMBINI / BALRAMPUR (SURFACE) In the morning, visit to Nirvana Temple, the Mayadevi Temples and other interesting sites. In the afternoon. proceed for Balrampur. Overnight

DAY 9 AGRA – DELHI Morning by road to Delhi, on arrival check in to the Hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a round of golf at the impeccable Delhi Golf Club – perhaps the only golf course in the world to contain historical and architectural landmarks within the course. Overnight in Delhi.

DAY 1 ARRIVE MUMBAI Arrive Mumbai International Airport Terminal and transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Mumbai. DAY 2 MUMBAI Spend the morning playing Golf at the stunning Bombay Presidency Golf Club. Afternoon, depart for the visit of the city: visiting Gateway of India - The stone archway designed by Wittett in the 16th century in gothic architecture , Hanging Gardens, the Aquarium and Marine Drive (also known as "Queens Necklace"), the street lights shining like jewels at night. Then walk towards Victoria station and the market of Colaba. Overnight in Mumbai. DAY 3 MUMBAI Spend the morning playing Golf at the stunning Bombay Presidency Golf Club. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure, perhaps taking advantage of the stunning SPA and other facilities of the hotel. Overnight in Mumbai. DAY 4 MUMBAI – JAIPUR Morning transfer to Mumbai domestic airport, leave for Jaipur by air. Upon arrival, transfer to Hotel. Enjoy your afternoon, playing a round of golf at the exclusive Rambagh Golf Club. Overnight in Jaipur. DAY 5 JAIPUR Morning- excursion to Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the Rajput Empire rulers, perched atop the hill overlooking the lake. Ascend to this hilltop fort in Maharajah style… by decorated Elephants. Visit the beautiful complex of palaces including inlaid mirror palace, halls, pavilions, gardens and the famous Kali temple. Following lunch, enjoy another

DAY 11 DELHI – NOIDA – DELHI Morning transfer to Jaypee Greens Golf Resort, Noida, to enjoy a round of golf. This 72-par course, 7,335 yards with nine lakes, five water bodies and 88 bunkers has been built to international championship levels under supervision of Greg Norman Design Company.Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Overnight in Delhi. DAY 12 DELHI – GURGAON – DELHI Morning transfer to Classic Golf Resort Gurgaon – the first South Asian Signature Championship Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.Overnight in Delhi. DAY 13 DEPART DELHI Morning transfer to Delhi International Airport to board flight for onward destination

Day 6 : VARANASI Enjoy an early morning boat ride on the Ganges. At this hour the Ganges is teeming with pilgrims. Witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest religions. Thereafter, walk through the narrow lanes and colourful bazaars in the heart of the old city and visit the revered Kashi Vishwa Nath Temple, Banaras Hindu University and Bharat Mata Temple. In the afternoon, visit Sarnath – amongst the holiest Buddhist sites in the world. It is here, Lord Buddha delivered his first Sermon in 590 BC. Sarnath has a fine museum filled with sculptures. Overnight Day 7 : VARANASI / KUSHINAGAR (SURFACE 280 KMS) In the afternoon, proceed for the Kushinagar - the place Buddha chose for his Mahaparinirvana (final exit) from this earth. Overnight

DAY 8 AGRA Morning- visit the world famous Taj Mahal, whose eternal beauty will astonish and mesmerize the visitors. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631. Thereafter, visit the historical Red Fort where lived three Mughal Emperors. Each one left there print, red sandstone of Akbar and Jahangir, white marble of Shah Jahan. This fort rises on the edges of Yamuna; it is surrounded by a wall 20 meters high and 2500m in perimeter. Spend the rest of your day at leisure – visit the bazars and explore the inlay work on marble or relax at your hotel. Overnight in Agra.

DAY 10 DELHI Morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Old Delhi was the capital of Mughals between the 16th and the 19th centuries. Here there are many mosques, monuments and forts, the most notable being the famous Red Fort and the Jama Masjid. The medieval atmosphere of the bazaars of Old Delhi contrasts sharply with the open, spacious streets of New Delhi, the imperial city created by the British. In the afternoon, visit of the Lutyenes designed Delhi - the India Gate, Parliament House and the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India, Qutab Minar- the 'Tower of Victory' erected by Qutabuddin Aibak in 1193 and the Humayun's Tomb, built by the wife of the second Mughal emperor. All these are fine pieces of architecture. Even, the Taj Mahal follows a similar style of architecture. Overnight in Delhi.

World's oldest living cities. It is also the holiest 'Hindu city. Thousands come daily to Varanasi to take a holy dip in the Ganges, to worship and absolve their sins. It is a wish of every devout Hindu to pass their last days in Varanasi. Overnight

Day 1 : DEPART FOR DELHI Day 2: ARRIVE DELHI Arrive in Delhi in the morning...! Welcome and transfer to the hotel. Thereafter, in the afternoon visit Old Delhi. Old Delhi was the capital of Mughals between the 16th and the 19th centuries. Here there are many mosques, monuments and forts, the most notable being the famous Red Fort and the Jama Masjid. The medieval atmosphere of the bazaars of Old Delhi contrasts sharply with the open, spacious streets of New Delhi, the imperial city created by the British. Overnight. Day 3 : DELHI / PATNA / BODHGAYA Next morning, take a flight to Patna - capital of Bihar. Lord Buddha worked and lived in Bihar. It is here that he attained enlightenment and preached Buddhism. Arrive in Patna and proceed to Bodhgaya - the most sacred places for the Buddhists. Enroute visit Nalanda - the most renowned university of ancient India. Overnight Day 4 : BODHGAYA In the morning, visit the Bodhi tree, under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Later, visit the sacred Mahabodhi temple, an architectural amalgamation of many cultures and heritages. The temple boasts of architecture of the Gupta's and has inscriptions of pilgrims from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and China (Hiuen Tsang between 7th and 10th century AD). Then visit Niranjana River, Japanese & Thai Temple. Overnight Day 5 : BODHGAYA / VARANASI (SURFACE) Following morning, proceed for Varanasi - one of the

Day 10 : BALRAMPUR / LUCKNOW (surface 140 kms) Next morning, proceed for sightseeing of Balrampur. Later, continue for Lucknow - capital of Uttar Pradesh and of the erstwhile Nawabs of Avadh, known for their leisurely habits, etiquette, fine architecture, delicious food and refinement. The city has very carefully preserved this spirit of the bygone era. Overnight Day 11 : LUCKNOW / DELHI Enjoy a city tour in the morning. Later, transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Overnight Day 12 : DELHI / NEXT DESTINATION In the morning, proceed for a city tour of New Delhi. Drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Later visit Old Delhi - The Red Fort, Raj Ghat the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Later in the evening transfer to international airport to board homebound flight.


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