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Contents Accommodation Cities of India City Breaks Classical Golden Triangle Forts and Palaces Journey to land of Maharajas Rajasthan Heritage Trials
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Journey to foot hills of Himalayas Himalayan Wonders Kerala Experience Glimpses of South India Deccan Plateau Silk and Spices Indian Wildlife Safaris Tea Gardens of Eastern India
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IndianAccommodation Wildlife Safaris Check-in/check-out Times : In most cases 12 noon is the check-in and check-out time some hotels also ask for check out at 11'O Clock. Room Types: Most hotels offer rooms with two beds (twin) or one double/queen sized bed for use by one or two persons. For triple share a third bed (rollaway) is added, except when the room contain two double beds. Some hotels also offers family rooms (two adults/two children) comprising two double beds. Please note, however, that they are normal-sized and may therefore be quite crowded. If an extra rollaway bed or a baby cot is required, the charge must be paid directly to the hotel. People With A Disability: Some properties featured provide a range of facilities for people with a disability. Run Of House: A 'Run of House' room is the description given when a hotel will allocate any room type available at time of check-in. Room Photographs: Properties may offer several types of rooms. Rooms images have been captioned with the applicable room type. Please note this may differ from the room type(s) featured in the quote.
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Mumbai Mumbai is the vibrant and pulsating capital of Maharashtra and the premier city of western India. The commercial capital, Mumbai has been described as a 'marketplace' and a city of 'striking contrasts. It is a lively city with a character all its own - a major industrial and financial centre with skyscrapers next to stately Victorian buildings, shopping malls and theaters. Mumbai is also the main centre of the Indian film industry, known as Bollywood.
Delhi Delhi, the capital of India, presents a vast panorama of fascinating images. It is a city where forts, tombs and ruins share the skyline with high-rise buildings and stately homes. The wide tree-lined avenues of New Delhi give way to the crowded narrow lanes of Old Delhi - and along with the changes comes a distinctly different culture and lifestyle. The presence of contrasts is a historical
Cochin A long strip of enchanting land tucked away in the south-west corner of India, in Kerala State. Also known as Kochi, Cochin is Kerala's most cosmopoliton city. Built around a saltwater lagoon, Cochin is the main trading centre for spices and seafood in the region. Cochin boasts many natural splendors - mountains and valleys, lush paddy fields and lazy lagoons and beautiful beaches with tall and exotic coconut palms.
Kolkata Kolkata is the largest city in India, indeed one of the largest in the world. Established as a British trading post in the 17th century, the city rapidly grew, acquiring a life and vibrancy of its own. Its glory is still reflected in the buildings of Chowringhee and Clive Street; know as Jawaharlal Nehru Road and Netaji Subhash Road respectively. It is a city which leaves no-one indifferent-fascinating, effervescent, teeming with life, peoples, cultures.
Cities of India
Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal where thousands of visitors come every year to gaze in awe at this marble 'poem' of love. Agra was once the capital of the Moghul emperors and it is their passion for building and aesthetic sense that endowed it with some of the finest buildings in the country.
TTea Gardens of Monasteries of Eastern India
Chennai Chennai is the centre of the Hindu tradition of Bharata Natyam (classical dancing) the art of temple sculpture also comes from this part of the country, and gives expression to both the devoutness and the artistic skills of the Tamil people. Madras is the home of the ancient Dravidian civilisation, one of the oldest articulate cultures in the world. Friendliness, sincerity and colorfulness of the people can slowly be absorbed while taking a stroll over the sandy stretch of beach known as the Marina, or visiting Fort St. George, built by the British East India Company. So many of the street names reflect the city's long association with other cultures; China Bazaar Road, Armenian Street, Portuguese Church Street for instance.
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Gate Way Of India
Mumbai 4 Days/3 Nights On arrival into bustling Mumbai you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel. Your city tour of Mumbai shows you some of the most historic sights in the city including the Gateway of India and the colorful Crawford Markets. It will give you the opportunity to absorb some of the culture and diversity of India's largest commercial and industrial cities. Make sure you leave some time for shopping and a visit to Elephanta Island. Day 01 :
Arrive / Mumbai
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Full Day City tour of Mumbai with Boat Excursion to Elephanta Caves.
Day 03 :
Full Day free to visit market place in Mumbai.
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Mumbai / Departure
Inclusions: 3 nights' accommodation in Mumbai; return transfers from Mumbai International Airport to your hotel; Mumbai City Tour & Boat ride to Elephanta Caves.
Indian Wildlife Safaris City Breaks
Mumbai 5 Days/4 Nights On arrival into Mumbai you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The Mumbai City Tour will show you the highlights of this colorful city. The tour to Aurangabad is sure to be a highlight as you visit the amazing Elephanta Caves at Ajanta and Ellora, a masterpiece of excavation and sculpture over 2,000 years old.
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: Full Day City tour of Mumbai with Excursions to Kanheri Caves.
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: Full Day Excursion to Ajanta & Ellora Caves a world Heritage sight.
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4 Days/ 3 Nights Delhi is a tourist's delight, full of colour and wonderful historic Buildings. On arrival into Delhi, the capital of this engrossing country, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel by a Personal air-conditioned vehicle. Your city tours of Delhi will take you to Old Delhi including stops at the massive Jama Masjid Mosque, the impressive Red Fort, and modern areas of New Delhi, with its wide boulevards and contemporary buildings. No trip to Delhi is complete without a visit to the incomparable Taj Mahal in Agra. We have included this in the program. Day 01 : Arrive / Delhi. Day 02 : Full Day City tour of Delhi. Day 03 : Delhi / Agra ( Visit Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. Overnight at Agra.) Day 04 : Agra / Delhi / Departure Inclusions: 2 Nights accommodation in Delhi & 01 Night accommodation in Agra ' with return e car transfers from Delhi Airport to your hotel; Old Delhi City Tour; New Delhi City Tour; Overnight Agra day excursion.
The Golden Triangle Gateway 6 days/5 nights On arrival into Delhi you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Combine the colour and bustle of the city with the experience of one of the world's most spectacular sights and the engrossing history of the Mughal Empire over six incredible days. Explore the magnificent Taj Mahal together with the wonderful sights of Fatehpur Sikri - the 'ghost city' and the imposing Amber Fort in Jaipur.This tour will leave lasting memories of your trip to India. On returning to Delhi you will be taken to Airport . Day 01 : Arrive / Delhi Day 02 : Full Day City of Old & New Delhi. Day 03 : Delhi / Agra ( Visit Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. Overnight at Agra.) Day 04 : Agra / Jaipur ( Enroute Visit Fathepur Sikri ) Day 05 : Jaipur ( Visit Amber Fort, City Palace & Jantar Mantar ) Day 06 : Jaipur / Delhi / Departure
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Ayurveda Therapy in Cochin Ayurvedic Treatment 5 Days/4 Nights Relax in the serenity of the Cochin on one of the Beach Resorts near Cochin in the beautiful southern Indian state of Kerala. The resort will be of the highest international standard and accommodates 50 guests in traditional style bungalows and cottages. Enjoy daily massages, medicinal baths, relax on the beach or indulge in some of the many optional Ayurvedic treatments. Additional nights can be arranged on request. Day 1 Cochin Arrive Cochin and transfer to the Beach Resort. Lunch at the resort before a General Body Massage and medicated bath. ( L,D ). Day 2- 4 Cochin Over the next few days enjoy a relaxing morning General Body Massage with a medicated Shirodhara and Vetever Scrub Bath.The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy lunch and dinner at the hotel.(B,L,D ) Day 5 Tour ends After breakfast transfer to the airport. Tour ends. (B)
City Breaks Gate way to East
Kollkata 3 days / 2 Nights Kolkata previously called Calcutta is the oldest and the largest city in India as well as the commercial capital for east India. The City has lived through over 300 years of cultural, political and social change and offers an overwhelming experience for the visitor. Kolkata is a veritable treasure trove of literature, fine arts and culture. It has a rich colonial heritage such as the white marble Victoria Memorial as well as Eden Gardens, synonymous with Indian Cricket, the Kali Mandir temple and to not forget about Howrah bridge. Day 01 : Arrive / Kolkatta Day 02 : Full Day City tour of Kolkatta Day 03 : Kolkatta/Departure
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Sillicon Valley of India Bangalore 4 Days / 03 Nights A blend of ancient cultures, Bangalore is also the emerging capital of Indiaâ€™s IT industry. Pride of the city is the sate Legislative Chamber, with its magnificent amalgamation of modern architecture and traditional Dravidian temple style. Other sights include The Museum of Banglore, one of the oldest in India, the 18th Century Tipu Sultanâ€™s Fort his Palace and the Gavi Gangadhareswara cave temple. Day 01 : Arrive /Bangalore Day 02 : Bangalore/Mysore Day 03 : Mysore/Sri Rangapatnam/Bangalore Day 04 : Departure
Gate way to South
4 days / 3 nights Vibrant Chennai, formerly Madras, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu and the gateway to South India. The City is a blend of different cultures, with many ancient temples, museums, Churches and forts. Marina Beach in Chennai is the second largest in Asia. Fort St George built by Britishers in 1640 and not to forget to visit 8th Cntury Pallava temples. Day 01
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: Full Day City tour of Chennai
: Chennai /Mahabalipuram
Classical Golden Triangle Day 1: Arrive / Delhi Arrive tonight in India's bustling capital city of Delhi, where you are greeted with a traditional Indian welcome and escorted to Hotel. Day 2 : Akshardham Temple Sightseeing After a leisurely morning, visit the beautiful Akshardham Temple. Built without steel, it consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quadrangled shikhars, a spectacular Gajendra Pith (plinth of stone elephants) and 20,000 statues of India's great sadhus (holy men), devotees, acharyas (saints) and divine personalities. (BLD) Day 3 : Delhi Sightseeing This morning's tour of Old Delhi includes the Red Fort, Raj Ghata memorial to Mahatma Gandhi Ashoka Pillar and the mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar. This afternoon embark on a tour of New Delhi. Drive along Rajpath, the capital's broadest avenue, for a view of the Parliament House, the President's House and India Gate. Also visit Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and Birla Temple.
Day 5 : Mandawa / Jaipur Visit enchanting villages in the Shekhawati region. The many havelis (town mansions) are covered with frescoes painted by local artists. Later continue overland to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, also known as the “Pink City.”. Check in at Hotel. Rest of the day free to relax at Hotel. Day 6 : Jaipur Today, you are transported back in time as you experience riding royally atop elegantly draped and painted elephants to the mountain fortress of Amber. Later, enjoy a tour of Jaipur City, visiting Hawa Mahal or the “Palace of Winds,” City Palace and the ancient observatory. Relax at Hotel. Day 7 : Jaipur / Ranthambore An early morning drive takes you on an exciting journey through the countryside to Ranthambore, where the remains of a thousandyear-old fortress have been reclaimed by nature. Today, it is a wildlife sanctuary, where leopards and tigers prowl the ruins. Stay at Hotel , built in traditional Indian Palace Style.
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Day 4 : Delhi / Mandawa Today, you will be driven to Mandawa in the Shekhawati region. Mandawa is known as “the open air art gallery” of Rajasthan. Castle Mandawa is a rugged and handsome fort that features war-scarred turrets, lofty domes and ancient cannons. It also offers gracious hospitality with modern comforts. Overnight at Castle Mandawa.
Day 8 : Ranthambore Ranthambhore is one of the few preserves where nocturnal, camera-shy tigers may be seen in daylight. You'll enjoy thrilling game drives in search of wildlife in the morning and evening.
Day 9 : Ranthambore / Agra Morning after breakfast leave by surface for Agra to the abandoned and nearly intact Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece of Muslim, Hindu and Jain architecture. Continue overland to Agra the City of Taj. Check in at Hotel. Relax at Hotel. Day 10 : Agra Experience an early morning sunrise viewing of the magnificent Taj Mahal, a monument to the memory of love. After breakfast, tour the exquisite 16th-century Agra Fort. Afternoon at Leisure. Overnight at Hotel. Day 11: Agra /Jhansi/Orcha/ Khajuraho This morning, experience a train ride to Jhansi, a major junction for both road and rail. Continue by road to Khajuraho, stopping en route to visit Orchha, a medieval city frozen in time and space, existing to this day as it must have in the 17th century. Check in at Hotel.
Day 13 : Varanasi / Delhi A sunrise boat ride on the Ganges presents an incredible tableau, as multitudes of devotees pay homage to the Sun God. Cruise past the bathing ghats and crematoriums, followed by a walking tour of the old city. Later fly to India's bustling capital city of Delhi, where you are met and transferred to the Hotel for wash and change. Later
Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan Day 1 : Arrive Delhi Arrive tonight in India's bustling capital city of Delhi, where you are greeted with a traditional Indian welcome and escorted to your Hotel. (Deluxe Room) Day 2 : Delhi This morning's tour of Old Delhi includes the Red Fort, Raj Ghata memorial to Mahatma GandhiAshoka Pillar and the mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar. This afternoon embark on a tour of New Delhi. Drive along Rajpath, the capital's broadest avenue, for a view of the Parliament House, the President's House and India Gate. Also visit Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and Birla Temple. Later visit Akshar Dham temple Built without steel, it consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quadrangled shikhars, a spectacular Gajendra Pith (plinth of stone elephants) and 20,000 statues of India's great sadhus (holy men), devotees, acharyas (saints) and divine personalities. Day 3 : Delhi / Kota Morning free . Later in the day transfer to Nizamudin station to board shatabdi express for Kota . On reaching Kota you will be greeted with a traditional Indian welcome and later escorted to Umaid Bhawan Palace Kota. Day 4 : Kota / Bundi / Kota Todays morning tour of Bundi is dominated by the imposing Taragarh Fort, dating back to 1354, and Bundi Palace, which is built into the hillside with the blue houses of the town spreading out below. Much of the Palace is locked away and to see the most
Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan
Day 12: Khajuraho / Varanasi Visit the Western & Eastern groups of temples before flying to Varanasi (also known as Benares), India's holiest city. Visit the stupas, ruins and museum at Sarnath, the site of Buddha's first sermon. This evening meet with an expert astrologer who will read your palm, if you so desire.
murals one of the Maharaja's staff will unlock each of the shady rooms in turn for you to wander through the fort, bright with red and gold wall paintings, inlaid ivory doors and intricate carvings. The nearby royal cenotaphs at Sar Bagh, have wonderful carvings and Kipling wrote part of Kim when he stayed at Sukh Mahal on the edge of Jait Sagar. Late afternoon return to Kota relax in your Hotel. Day 5 : Kota / Chiturgarh / Udaipur In morning leave by surface for Udaipur enroute visit Chittorgarh. In 1303 the Sultan of Delhi set out to conquer the fort and capture the queen of Chittorgarh. Despite a heroic defence, Bhim Singh and his army were outnumbered and donned saffron robes of sacrifice before succumbing, while inside the walls the women and children
mass suicide rather than live under Muslim rule. Today much of the fort is still standing and includes so many ruins that it takes at least half a day to fully explore. After a short visit to Chittorgarh leave for Udaipur. Relax in your Hotel. Day 6 : Udaipur Tour the famous “City of Lakes,” known as Udaipur, one of the most picturesque and romantic cities in India. Visit City Palace, with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies and cupolas, Saheliyon ki BariGarden of the Maidensand the folklore museum, where y ou can see a presentation of the string puppets typical to this area. The afternoon is at leisure. Day 7 : Udaipur / Ranakpur / Jodhpur This morning depart for Jodhpur, stopping enroute to tour the beautifully sculpted 15th-century Jain temples of Ranakpur. Continue your journey, stopping for lunch at Maharani Bagh, a mango grove and the private gardens of the Maharajah of Jodhpur. Relax in your Hotel at Jodhpur.
Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan
Day 8 : Jodhpur / Jaisalmer In the morning, visit the invincible Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada, a graceful marble cenotaph built in 1899. In the afternoon, drive to Jaisalmer, a fascinating city that rises from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage. The commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands in awesome
centuries. No trip to Jaisalmer is complete without a sunset trip to the picturesque sand dunes of Sam and the experience of a camel safari. The ripples on the wind-caressed dunes and the numerous musicians and dancers are a photographer's delight. Day 10 : Jaisalmer / Bikaner In the morning, drive to to the fascinating city of Bikaner, which is tucked away in the desert of western Rajasthan and is characterized by its beautiful sandstone architecture. Enjoy a stay at historic Palace of Bikaner , which is carved out of red sandstone and still inhabited by the royal family. Later visit Camel Breeding Farm & Chatris. evening relax in your Hotel. Day 11 : Bikaner / Mandawa Start the day by visiting the unusual and impressive Junagarh Fort, built on the desert plain itself, instead of the usual hilltop. The palace complex, with its sumptuously decorated interiors, ornately lacquered walls and dazzling colored glass, is perhaps the bestpreserved example of its kind in India. Later leave for Mandawa enroute visit enchanting villages in the Shekhawati region. The many havelis (town mansions) are covered with frescoes painted by local artists. Mandawa is known as “the open air art gallery” of Rajasthan. Castle Mandawa is a rugged and handsome fort that features war-scarred turrets, lofty domes and ancient cannons. It also offers gracious hospitality with modern comforts. Overnight at CASTLE MANDAWA.
splendor. Day 9 : Jaisalmer Visit the awesome Jaisalmer Fort, which houses the entire township within its ramparts. Visit the lovely Nathmalji-ki-
Day 12 : Mandawa / Jaipur After breakfast proceed to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, also known as the “Pink City.”. Check in at Hotel. Rest of the day free to relax at Hotel. Day 13 : Jaipur Today, you are transported back in time as you experience riding royally atop elegantly draped and painted elephants to the mountain fortress of Amber. Later, enjoy a tour of Jaipur City, visiting Hawa Mahal or the “Palace of Winds,” City Palace and the ancient observatory. Relax at Hotel. Day 14 : Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra After breakfast proceed to the abandoned and nearly intact Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece of Muslim, Hindu and Jain architecture. Continue overland to Agra the City of Taj. Check in at Hotel. Relax at Hotel. Day 15 : Agra / Delhi
Experience an early morning sunrise viewing of the magnificent Taj Mahal, a monument to the memory of love. After breakfast, tour the exquisite 16th-century Agra Fort. Afternoon leave for Delhi. Room for wash and change use later transfer to airport .
Journey to the land of Maharajas Day 1 : Arrive Delhi Arrive this evening in Delhi, where you are greeted and escorted to Hotel..
Day 6 : Jaipur / Jodhpur Your morning is at leisure. In the afternoon, depart by train to Jodhpur. Upon arrival you are met and transferred to Hotel.
Day 2 : Delhi After a leisurely morning, you will take an afternoon tour of New Delhi. Drive along Rajpath to view the Parliament House, the President's House and India Gate. Also visit Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and Birla Temple.
Day 7 : Jodhpur / Jaisalmer In the morning, visit the invincible Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada, a graceful marble cenotaph built in 1899. In the afternoon, drive to Jaisalmer, a fascinating city that rises from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage. The commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands in awesome splendor.
Day 3 : Delhi / Agra This morning, your tour of Old Delhi includes Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Ashoka Pillar and the mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar. This afternoon, drive to Agra, stopping en route at Sikandra to visit the tomb of Emperor Akbar. Upon arrival in Agra, check in at Hotel.
Day 5 : Amber Fort Excursion & Jaipur Sightseeing Enjoy a morning visit to the high mountain fortress of Amber. Later, enjoy a tour of Jaipur City, visiting Hawa Mahal, or
Day 9: Jaisalmer / Jodhpur In the morning, drive to Jodhpur. Upon arrival, check in at Hotel. Afternoon is at leisure. Day 10 : Jodhpur / Ranakpur / Udaipur This morning depart for Udaipur, stopping en route to tour the
Journey to the Land of Maharaja
Day 4 : Agra Sightseeing / Fatehpur Sikri / Jaipur Enjoy an early morning sunrise visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal, a monument to love, followed by a visit to the exquisite 16th-century Agra Fort. Later, drive to Jaipur, stopping en route at the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece of Muslim and Hindu architecture. Continue overland to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Check in at Hotel.
Day 8: Jaisalmer Sightseeing Visit the awesome Jaisalmer Fort, which houses the entire township within its ramparts. Visit the lovely Nathmalji-kiHaveli, Patwon-ki-Haveli and Salim Singh-ki-Haveli three beautifully sculpted Jain temples built between the 12th and 13th centuries. No trip to Jaisalmer is complete without a sunset trip to the picturesque sand dunes of Sam and the experience of a camel safari. The ripples on the wind-caressed dunes and the numerous musicians and dancers are a photographer's delight.
journey, Stopping for lunch at Maharani Bagha mango grove and the private gardens of the Maharajah of Jodhpur. Arrive in Udaipur and check in at Hotel. Day 11: Udaipur Sightseeing This morning tour the famous “City of Lakes.” Visit City Palace with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies and cupolas, Saheliyon ki Bari, or Garden of the Maidens, and the folklore museum where you can see a presentation of the string puppets typical to this area. Day 12 : Udaipur / Mumbai (Bombay) This morning, fly to Mumbai (formerly Bombay), the most cosmopolitan city in India. Upon arrival in Mumbai, tour the city, including the Britishbuilt arch “Gateway of India,” the Hanging Gardens, the affluent community of Malabar Hills, the Prince of Wales Museum, Dhobi Ghat, Marine Drive, the Gandhi Memorial Museum and Jain Temple. Check in at City Hotel in Mumbai where a room will be available for wash and change.
Rajasthan Heritage Trails Rajasthan Heritage Trails
Rajasthan evokes enduring images of a vibrant and colourful past; this former princely state is filled with numerous ornate palaces and magnificent forts.These former royal estates that were once home to those who ruled over India have been converted into Heritage Hotels, allowing an insight into the lavish lifestyle of days gone by stay at the 240 year old fortress Mandawa Castle, the Lallgarh Palace with its Rajput architecture,the Khimsar Fort where a section of the fort still remains a royal residence,the red sandstone Fort Chanwa, Shiv Niwas Palace which was originally a Maharaja's residence, the 17 century Deogarh Mahal,the Alsisar Haveli a former mansion and the Neemrana Fort Palace which is built into the hillside commanding spectacular views over the countryside.
Day 1 : Arrival/Delhi Arrive Delhi & Explore India’s dynamis capital, always humming with activity, from the broad strrets and majestic government buildings of New Delhi, to the narrow lanes of the old city. Visit the magnificent Jama Masjid Mosque, the towering Red Fort and the beautiful Qutub Minar, with its fluted red sandstone tower. Day 2 : Delhi / Mandawa Morning transfer by road to Mandawa located in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan.Afternoon tour of Mandawa visiting the local fresco wall painted houses and havelis. Overnight at Castle Mandawa. Day 3 : Mandawa / Bikaner Travel by road to Bikaner in northwest Rajasthan.Afternoon tour of Bikaner including Junagarh Fort. Overnight at Lallgarh Palace Day 4 : Bikaner / Khimsar Leave by surface for Khimsar.Afternoon at leisure to explore the 16th century Khimsar Fort. Overnight at Khimsar Fort. Day 5 : Khimsar
Morning tour of Khimsar Fort, Later proceed for a Jeep Safari to near by local villages to have a glimpse on daily life in villages of Rajasthan. Overnight at Khimsar Fort. Day 6 : Khimsar / Luni
Chanwa,en-route visit the hilltop Meherangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur. Overnight at Fort Chanwa Luni. Day 7 : Luni / Udaipur Leave by surface for Udaipur visiting the exquisite Jain temples at Ranakpur enroute. Overnight at Shiv Niwas Palace. Day 8 : Udaipur Morning tour of Udaipur including the City Palace and Jagdish Temple. Overnight at Shiv Niwas Palace. Day 9 : Udaipur / Deogarh Transfer by road to Deogarh to the 17th century Deogarh Mahal.Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Deogarh Mahal.
Travel by surface to Jaipur. Afternoon city tour including in the City Palace and Palace of the Winds. Overnight at Alsisar Haveli. Neemrana
Day 11 : Jaipur / Neemrana (B) Visit Amber Fort, approaching the gates on the back of a brightly coloured elephant.Travel by surface to Neemrana for your overnight stay at one of India's oldest heritage resorts. Afternoon walking tour of Neemrana. Overnight at Neemrana Fort.
Day 12 : Neemrana / Delhi / Departure. Morning leave by surface for Delhi & later transfer to International airport.
Journey to Foot Hills of Himalayas
Day 10 : Deogarh / Jaipur
Journey to Foot Hills of Himalayas Day 1 : Arrive / Delhi Arrive tonight in India's bustling capital city of Delhi, where you are greeted with a traditional Indian welcome and escorted to your Hotel. Day 2 : Delhi This morning's tour of Old Delhi includes the Red Fort, Raj Ghata memorial to Mahatma GandhiAshoka Pillar and the mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar. This afternoon embark on a tour of New Delhi. Drive along Rajpath, the capital's broadest avenue, for a view of the Parliament House, the President's House and India Gate. Also visit Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and Birla Temple. Later visit Akshar Dham temple Built without steel, it consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quadrangled shikhars, a spectacular Gajendra Pith (plinth of stone elephants) and 20,000 statues of India's great sadhus (holy men), devotees, acharyas (saints) and divine personalities.
Journey to Foot Hills of Himalayas
LDay 3 : Delhi / Amritsar
Day 10 : Discover Shimla on foot.
Morning board shatabadi Express for Amritsar. On reaching Amritsar check in at your Hotel. Later in the day attend the closing of the border ceremony and the putting to bed ceremony at the Golden Temple.
Today visit Mall above the busy bazaar you will find boys in traditional English school uniforms rushing to lessons, wigged and robed lawyers sharing cases and happy honeymoon couples enjoying the views. This is a good base to explore the hills beyond, or perhaps make an excursion to Naldehra for a round of golf on India's highest course, designed by Lord Curzon. Visit the Viceroy's summer residence in Shimla.
Day 4 : Visit to the Golden Temple. Morning again visit Golden Temple for morning ceremony, later visit Jalianwala Bagh a memorial of freedom fighters who were killed in large numbers in 1919. Rest of the day relax in Hotel. Day 5 : Amritsar / Dharamsala. Morning leave by surface for Dharamshala & enjoy a scenic Journey from Kangra valley to Dharamshala. Rest of the day relax in Hotel. Day 6 : Explore Dharamsala and McLeodganj. Today Spend the day visiting the Buddhist learning centers and other places of Interest at Mcleodganj, home to the Dalai Lama. Day 7 : Dharamsala / Pragpur Less than three hours of drive to south of Dharamsala and McLeodganj, will bring you to Pragpur. This place is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area but don't miss out on a walk around Pragpur itself. There is an ongoing programme of conservation in the village and traditional houses are being renovated to preserve the unique character of the area. As you wander through the narrow car-free streets, a visit to one of the silversmiths or the village market makes for a fascinating experience. The peaceful village of Garli nearby is definitely worth exploring with a stroll past the cobbler, biscuit maker and baker, or you could even drop into a local school and say hello to the children. Day 8 : Day to relax. Full Day relax or explore Paragpur or nearby small villages. Overnight at Hotel. Day 9 : Paragpur / Shimla.
Morning after breakfast leave for Shimla located over 2,100 metres above sea level, the state capital of Himachal Pradesh was once the cool summer retreat for the British colonial government escaping from the heat of the plains. Today, crumbling remnants of the Raj such as the mock Tudor bungalows, church, library, club and theatre are just a small part of a now much larger hill station. A great introduction to
Day 11 : Shimla / Mussourie. Leave by surface for Mussorie . On reaching their check in at your Hotel. Overnight at Mussorie a famous hill station . Overnight at Hotel. Day 12 : Mussorie / Rishikesh After a short visit to Kempty water falls leave for One of India's seven Hindu holy cities, and bisected by the mighty Ganges, Rishikesh is home to many ashrams offering spiritual learning, yoga and meditation. The river is the focal point of the fascinating evening aarti which starts with a holy fire ceremony. Priests offer a purifying mixture of herbs and ghee to the fire whilst prayers are chanted and small lamps are lit to thank the river for being the source of life and prosperity in the area. Since ancient times Rishikesh has been a rest stop for holy men and pilgrims heading into the Himalaya seeking purity. Overnight at Hotel. Day 13 : Visit Rishikesh Full day free to explore the Ashrams & near by places of Rishikesh. Day 14 : Rishikesh / Haridwar / Delhi Morning leave by surface for A fascinating and somewhat offthe-beaten track town on the Ganges, Haridwar iis one of India's seven Hindu holy cities. Legend has it that it was sanctified by Vishnu's footprint on the riverbank, where the captivating evening aarti ceremony takes place at dusk. Priests seem to appear at every window and doorway along the ghat to sing, chant and swing fire as worshippers float lights down the river. In evening you'll be transferred to board shatabadi Express for Delhi. Overnight at Hotel. Day 15 : Delhi / Departure Full day free to relax later in the day transfer to International airport to board flight back home.
JourneyHimalayan to Foot Hills of Himalyas Wonders
Day 2 : Delhi The capital of India is a true reflection of the old and new of India. We start our morning tour with New Delhi and visit first the famous India Gate followed by the Houses of Parliament, Connaught Place and the Qutub Minar - a perfect minaret towering 102 meters / 112 yards into the sky. New Delhi is a blend of Mughal India, Hindu India, British India and, certainly, modern independent India. Our afternoon concentrates on Old Delhi, starting with the famous Red Fort built by Shah Jahan, this was once the most opulent fort of the Mughal Empire. Next we visit another Mughal majesty, the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, followed by the Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. We end our tour with a bazaar experience at Chandni Chowk, the street of silver and goldsmiths. Evening relax at Hotel. Overnigth at Hotel..
Day 3: Delhi / Haridawar In morning after breakfast leave by surface for Haridwar, enroute you'll be served your Lunch at Chital enroute you can even view the Local sugar mills producing sugar. Later proceed to Haridwar on reaching there check in at traditional Old Haveli on the Banks of River Ganges. Relax at Hotel for a while later in the evening proceed for viewing the Aarti ceremony on the Ghats of River Ganges near to Har Kee Pauri. Later in the evening enjoy your Dinner. Overnight at Hotel. Day 4: Haridwar / Dev Paryag / Bayasi Today in the morning after breakfast you will start for the lap of vast spread Himalayas the total drive from Haridwar to Devparyag or the byasi is along the banks of river Ganges on one side of the road is the sky touching great Himalayas and on the other the beautiful valley with the stream called Ganges. The places devprayag and Byasi are enroute to Badrinath. Upon reaching the destination Devprayag which is the meeting point of two streams BHAGIRATHI and ALAKNANDA and the origin of the India's Holy river Ganges you will find your selves in the hands of nature
Day 1: Arrive / Delhi Today on reaching Delhi you'll be met & transferred to your Hotel. On reaching Hotel welcome Drink will be served. Overnight at Hotel.
listening to the whispering of Ganges water and enjoy the beautiful landscape of valley surrounded by Himalayas, Upon relaxing at Devprayag and clicking the memories we will trace our route back and after lunch relax at our river side camps in Bayasi. Overnight in the musical whispers of Ganges. Day 5: Bayasi / Rishikesh / Haridwar After your breakfast at the camp start back towards RishiKesh Leaving behind the high Himalayas. After an hour long journey you reach Rishikesh, where after your lunch at Ananda in the Himalayas you are free to spend some time in the Ashrams visiting the Yoga Places. Later in the evening enjoy the Aarti on the Banks of River Ganges & return back to your Hotel in Haridwar. Overnight in Haridwar. Day 6: Haridwar / Corbett National Park In morning leave this Holy city of Haridwar for Corbett National Park via Kashipur & some other small towns on reaching there check in at your Hotel. Relax for a while today in the evening you'll witness a documentary of Corbett national park & some briefing by expert naturalist. Day 7: Corbett National Park Early morning proceed for Game drive Inside in the Park after completing the drive return back to Hotel for your Breakfast then relax for a while & later in the afternoon again proceed for Game drive Inside the the Park. Evening relax at Hotel.
Day 8: Corbett National Park / Nainital After breakfast leave by surface for Nainital is a glittering jewel in the Himalayan necklace, blessed with scenic natural splendour
varied natural resources. Dotted with lakes, Nainital has earned the Name of 'Lake District' of India. The most prominent of the lakes is Naini Lake ringed by hills. Nainital has a varied topography. Some of the important places in the district are Nainital , Haldwani , Kaladhungi , Ramnagar , Bhowali , Ramgarh , Mukteshwar , Bhimtal , Sattal and Naukuchiatal . Nainital's unending expense of scenic beauty is nothing short of a romance with awe-inspiring and pristine Mother Nature. On reaching there check in at Hotel later in proceeds for Boat Ride on Naini Lake situated in the middle of this old British hill station. Then take a walk around this city & one can see the old British houses & a library as well. Overnight at Hotel. Day 9: Nainital / Delhi Today leave for Delhi after taking your breakfast, on reaching Delhi check in at Hotel. Relax by the pool side. Day 10 : Delhi / Agra / Delhi By Train Today early morning leave by Shatabadi Express for Agra , on reaching there you'll be met and proceed to visit the world Famous Taj Mahal built by emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife queen Mumtaz Mahal & in afternoon you'll be served with your Lunch at Hotel Jaypee Palace after Lunch proceed to visit Agra fort built by Emperor Akbar, after visiting these places drive back to Delhi. On reaching Delhi check in at your Hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Day 11: Delhi / Departure Today you free for Independent activities. Later in the evening you'll be hosted a farewell dinner & then transferred to International airport to board flight back home.
Kerala Experience The southern state of Kerala is an amazing combination of nature and culture.With it's palm fringed beaches, serene backwaters, scenic hill stations, green jungles, paddy fields and tea plantations. Kerala is one of the India's most beautiful states.Experience the best that Kerala has to offer. Day 1 :Arrive / Kochi Received on arrival at Cochin Airport . Transfer to Your Hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Day2 : Kochi Morning backwater cruise.Afternoon tour of Kochi. Overnight at Hotel. Day 3 : Kochi Periyar Leave by Surface to Periyar. Overnight at Hotel. Day 4 : Periyar Early morning and late afternoon visits to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Overnight at Hotel. Day 5 : Periyar Putnenangadi Travel by Surface to Puthenangadi. Board the Kettuvallam (houseboat) for an overnight cruise. Overnight On board Kettuvallam . Day 6 : Puthenangadi Disembark the Kettuvallam and continue by surface to Kovalam. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7 : Kovalam Morning tour of Trivandrum visiting Napier Museum and Sri Chitra Art Gallery. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8 : Kovalam Trivandrum Transfer to Trivandrum airport
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Day 1 : Arrive / Mumbai On reaching Mumbai the Financial capital of India. Check in at Hotel. Day 2 : Mumbai Morning free. Afternoon exploring the sights of India's commercial capital which is hugely spread out and is replete with Victorian Architecture. Day 3 : Mumbai / Madurai Morning flight to Madurai. Stay 2 nights at the charming Taj Garden Retrea or Similar . Afternoon at leisure. Day 4 : Madurai Spend the morning exploring this bustling city, including the famous Meenakshi Temple (excluding the inner sanctum). Day 5 : Madurai / Trichy / Thanjavur (Tanjore) Morning drive to Thanjavur, via the ornate Srirangam Temple at Tiruchirapally. On arrival stay for 2 Nights in the Hotel.
Day 6 : Thanjavur Half day tour of this ancient Chola capital which is dominated by the mighty Brihadeshwara Temple with its huge gopurams. Afternoon free to explore rest of the temples. Day 7 : Thanjavur / Pondicherry Full day's drive to Pondicherry. En route visit the exquisite and rarely visited temple complexes at arasuram, Gangaikondacholapuram, and Chidambaram. On arrival in Pondicherry stay 2 nights at the Hotel
Glimpses of South India
Glimpses of South India
Day 8 : Pondicherry Morning exploration of this pretty, peaceful town. The French quarter boasts some exceptional old, colonial buildings and is easy to explore on foot. Day 9 : Pondicherry / Chennai (Madras) Morning drive up the coast to Chennai. En route visit the fabulous shore temples at Mahabalipuram. On arrival, stay 2 nights at the Hotel. Day 10 : Chennai Spend the morning exploring the city which had strong colonial ties during the days of the East India Company. See the various sights before spending an afternoon at leisure. Day 11 : Chennai / Bangalore Early morning train to Bangalore and stay 1 night at the Banglore . Afternoon city tour of Bangalore Day 12 : Bangalore / Nagarhole National Park Morning drive to Nagarhole National Park. Stay 2 nights at the Kabini River Lodge. Afternoon game drive. Day 13 : Nagarhole Early morning and afternoon game drives either by boat, by jeep or by elephant back. The area is home to a rich variety of wildlife. Day 14 Nagarhole / Mysore After an early morning game drive, proceed to Mysore and stay 2
nights at the Green Hotel. Explore the city this afternoon, visiting the ornate city palace and drive to the top of Chamundi Hill, passing the huge monolith Nandi Bull, en route. Day 15 : Mysore Morning drive to nearby Srirangapatnam which boasts the ruins of Tipu Sultan's summer palace. Afternoon visit to the Keshava Temple at Somnathpur. Day 16 : Mysore / Chennai Morning at leisure. Afternoon train to Chennai. Room at disposal at the Trident Hilton Hotel untillate tonight. After dinner, depart for the airport.
Day 17 : Departure / Chennai In morning you'll be transferred to International airport.
The Deccan Plateau The Deccan Plateau
The Deccan Plateau Day 8 : Belur & Halebid Excursion to the fascinating early Hoysala temples at Belur and nearby Halebid. Day 9 : Chikmagalur / Mysore Continue driving south to the 'Sandalwood' city of Mysore. En route visit the impressive hilltop monolithic statue at Sravanbelagola. Stay 2 nights at Regalis Mysore. Day 10 : Mysore Explore the city this morning, visiting the ornate city palace and drive to the top of Chamundi Hill, passing the huge monolith Nandi Bull, en route. Afternoon visit to the Keshava Temple at Somnathpur.
Day 1 : Arrive / Delhi On reaching Delhi International airport you'll be met and transferred to your Hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Day 2 : Delhi / Hyderabad Morning flight to Hyderabad and stay 2 nights at the Taj Krishna or similar. Day 3 : Hyderabad Explore Hyderabad's stunning sites. Visit the Charminar, the Mecca Masjid and the Salar jung Museum. Also drive out to the mighty Golconda Fort. Day 4 : Hyderabad / Hospet Morning visit the nearby ancient city of Secundarabad. Afternoon board an overnight train to Hospet. Day 5 : Hampi Early morning arrival and transfer to Hampi Boulders. Optional excursion to the exceptional ruins at Hampi, set in a beautiful, rockstrewn landscape, interspersed with meandering rivers. Day 6 : Hampi Return to Hampi to continue exploring the ruins of this ancient Vijayanagar capital, once one of the largest Hindu empires in the world. Day 7 : Hospet / Chikmagalur Long drive south to Chikmagalur1, at the southern tip of the huge Deccan Plateau. Stay 2 nights at the Taj Garden Retreat
Day 11 : Mysore / Bangalore Morning drive to nearby rirangapatnam which boasts the ruins of Tipu Sultan's summer palace. Continue to the bustling city of Bangalore and stay 1 night at the St. Marks or similar Hotel. Day 12 : Bangalore / Mumbai Morning exploration of 'the Garden City' before an afternoon flight to Mumbai. Free to explore Mumbai . Stay 1 Night at any City Hotel. Day 13 : Mumbai / Departure Morning you'll be transferred to Sahar International airport to board flight back home.
Silk and Spices
the colorful and aromatic spice markets. Your afternoon is at leisure. This evening drive 10 miles from Mysore to enjoy the beautiful and exquisitely illuminated Brindavan Gardens, which sprawl amid gorgeous cascading fountains.
Day 2 : Mumbai Sightseeing After a leisurely morning, embark on a tour of Mumbai. Visit the Gateway of India, the Hanging Gardens, Malabar Hillwhere Mumbai's rich and famous livethe Prince of Wales Museum, Dhobi Ghat, Marine Drive, the Gandhi Memorial Museum and Jain Temple.
Day 6: Mysore / Bangalore / Cochin Drive to Bangalore, stopping en route at Srirangapatnam, where the legendary warrior Tipu Sultan built his island fortress and Summer Palace. Upon arrival in Bangalore, connect with your flight to Cochin in the state of Kerala, known for its well-balanced ecosystem. Tonight enjoy a presentation of the colorful costumed Kathakali dance drama.
Day 3 : Mumbai/Bangalore/Shravanabelagola/ Chikmagalur This morning fly to Bangalore, one of the most beautiful and wellplanned cities in India. Upon arrival, enjoy a tour of the â€œGarden City,â€? including a visit to Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, the Mysore Arts and Crafts Center, the bull temple and the colorful and bustling markets. After lunch, proceed to Chikmagalur, stopping en route to visit Shravanabelagola. Overnight in Chikmagalur at the Taj Garden Retreat. Day4 : Chikmagalur / Belur / Halebid / Mysore Drive to Mysore, stopping en route to visit Belur & Halebid. Belur, situated on the banks of the Yagachi River, is home to the Chennakesava Temple, which basks in the glory of one of the greatest monuments of medieval art in India. An outstanding example of Indian temple architecture is found in Halebid. Hoysaleshwara Temple's entire surface is covered with a succession of friezes running its entire length, featuring elephants, lions, horsemen, and an incredible display of celestial beasts and birds. Tonight, in Mysore, view the illuminated City Palace. Enjoy your stay at a City Hotel. Day 5: Mysore Sightseeing Your tour of Mysore includes visits to City Palace, Chamundi Hill (where Nandi, a huge monolithic image of Shiva's Bull, is always garlanded with flowers and held in high esteem by Hindus), and
Silk and Spices
Day 1 : Arrive Mumbai (Bombay) Arrive tonight in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India's most cosmopolitan city. You are greeted with a traditional Indian welcome and escorted to a City Hotel.
Day 7: Cochin Sightseeing / Kumarakom This morning visit the Portuguese-built St. Francis Church, the Jewish Synagogue, the famed Mattancherry Palace, and see the use of Chinese fishing netsingenious devices requiring little human attention. Depart this afternoon for Kumarakom, experiencing the rich culture and active lifestyle that has evolved over the centuries in and around the backwaters and waterways that thread this region. Day 8: Backwaters Cruise This morning, enjoy a boat ride through the series of canals and lagoons that snake their way through several tiny villages and tropical vegetation. Not only do the backwaters of Kerala link the state together, they are an integral element in maintaining ecological balance and creating harmony with nature. Your afternoon is at leisure. You may want to experience an Ayurvedic therapeutic massage, indigenous to this region, which is both relaxing and healing, or perhaps take advantage of the rich waters with a bit of fishing. Day 9 : Kumarakom / Thekkady Your exploration of South India continues as you travel to Thekkady, located on the Tamil Nadu / Kerala border. This unique wildlife sanctuary is about 300 square miles and centered on an artificial lake fed by the Periyar River. Afternoon is at leisure.
Day 10 : Thekkady / Madurai This morning you will enjoy game viewing from boats that carry you along convoluted waterways and afford you sightings of elephants, bison, deer and occasionally tigers. This tropical habitat makes it one of the premiere reserves of southern India and home to all manner of flora and fauna. This afternoon, drive to Madurai, a bustling city packed with pilgrims, businessmen, bullock carts and legions of rickshaw pullers. In the evening, visit Meenakshi Temple to witness the evening Puja ceremony. Day 11: Madurai Sightseeing /Chennai (Madras) This morning, return to Meenakshi Temple, a riotously baroque example of Dravidian architecture. Also visit Thirumalai Nayak Palace and the Gandhi Museum continue to Mariamman Teppakkulam Tank, site of the Teppam or float festival in January each year.Later fly to Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the fourth largest city in India.
Indian Wildlife Safaris
Day 12 : Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram Excursion Today, enjoy an excursion to Kanchipuram, one of the seven sacred cities of India, which served as a capital for several dynasties. Visit three of the best templesKailasanatha and Ekambareshwara (dedicated to Lord Shiva) and Vaikuntaperumal (dedicated to Lord Vishnu). Continue your excursion to the ancient Pallavan port of Mamallapuram, stopping for lunch at a seaside resort. Later visit the 7th-century rock hewn monuments. The shore temple, the last surviving of seven temples, is a unique example of a temple built of rock quarried elsewhere and carried to shore. Day 13: Chennai (Madras) Sightseeing / Depart Chennai Your tour of Chennai takes you to VictoriaArt Gallery, the Bronze Gallery and Chennai Museum. Visits to Fort St. George, San Thome Cathedral and Kapaleeswarar Temple complete your tour of Chennai. Afternoon is at leisure. Tonight say farewell to unforgettable India and board your international flight home.
Indian Wildlife Safaris Day 1: Arrive Delhi Arrive tonight in India's bustling capital city of Delhi, where you are greeted with a traditional Indian welcome and escorted to the Hotel. Day 2 : Delhi Sightseeing After a leisurely morning, drive along Rajpath, New Delhi's broadest avenue, to view the Parliament House, the President's House and India Gate. Visit Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and Birla Mandira colorful and modern Hindu temple. Next visit Red Fort, a spectacular fortified palace built by Shah Jahan, with its Pearl Mosque and exquisite audience halls. Also visit Raj Ghatthe memorial to Mahatma GandhiAshoka Pillar and the milelong Chandni Chowk bazaar. Day 3 : Delhi / Ranthambhore An early morning train ride takes you on an exciting journey through the countryside to Ranthambhore, where the remains of a thousand-year-old fortress have been reclaimed by nature. Today, it is a wildlife sanctuary, where leopards and tigers prowl the ruins. Stay at Hotel , built in traditional Indian Palace Style. Day 4 : Ranthambhore Game Reserve Ranthambhore is one of the few preserves where nocturnal, camera-shy tigers may be seen in daylight. You'll enjoy thrilling game drives in search of wildlife in the morning and evening.
Day 5 : Ranthambhore / Jaipur After a morning game drive, leave for the “pink city” of Jaipur, where the old city is surrounded by a massive wall pierced by
magnificent gates. Your tour of Jaipur takes you to Hawa Mahal or “Palace of Winds”; continues to City Palace, which is characterized by balconies, tiny windows, cupolas, courtyards and arched entrances; and then on to the ancient astronomical observatory built by Jai Singh. Experience the Haveli accommodation of Rajasthan during Raj Days. Day 6: Amber Fort / Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, Bharatpur Today you are transported back in time, riding royally atop decorated and painted elephants up to the mountain fortress of Amber, a spectacular masterpiece of Rajput architecture protecting a complex of palaces, temples, exquisite marble and mirror-inlaid halls and apartments. Continue your drive to the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, home to over 350 species of birds. In the sanctuary, walk along the beautiful trails lined with Babul trees. Day 8 : Bharatpur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra Rise early to visit the park and enjoy either a pedicab or boat ride (water levels permitting), with the opportunity to see the many species of birds, including flocks of ducks, widgeons, herons and spoonbills in graceful flight. After a lunch at the lodge, continue your drive to Agra, the last capital of the Mughal Empire in India. Stop en route at the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece of Mughal architecture. Upon arrival in Agra, explore the 16thcentury Agra Fort with its battlements, apartments, gardens and the audience halls. Enjoy an extended visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal and witness the transformation as the monument reflects
Day 9 : Agra / Jhansi / Khajuraho This morning, experience a train ride to Jhansi, a major junction for both road and rail. Continue by road to Khajuraho, stopping en route to visit Orchha, a medieval city frozen in time and space, existing to this day as it must have in the 17th century. Hotel as per your choice. Day 10 : Khajuraho / BandhavgarhNational Park This morning, visit the Western & Eastern groups of temples, followed by a drive to Bandhavgarh National Park in the hills of the Vindhyan Ranges. The park is home to the white tiger and other animal species, such as Indian bison, sambar deer, barking deer and blue bull. Spend two days of game viewing and bird watching in these valleys.
Day 12 : KanhaNational Park After a morning game drive in Bandhavgarh, travel to Kanha, the original country Rudyard Kipling so vividly described in
Day 13 : Kanha National Park Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing. Day 14 : Kanha / Nagpur Today, after your last game drive, drive to Nagpur, India's geographical center and Maharashtra's winter capital. Day 15: Nagpur / Mumbai (Bombay) Fly this morning to Mumbai (formerly Bombay), the most cosmopolitan city in India. You will be provided a day room at the FARIYAS or any other Good Hotel in the City. After a day at leisure, depart India later in the evening for your journey home.
Tea Gardens and Monasteries of Eastern India Day 1 : Arrive / Kolkata (Calcutta) Day 2 : Kolkata Spend the day exploring this fascina-ting city, redolent with history, Victorian architecture and known to have produced some of India's greatest writers. Day 3 : Kolkata / Kalimpong Early morning visit to the beautiful flower markets on the banks of the Hooghly River. Morning flight to Bagdogra and drive up into the hills to Kalimpong. Stay 1 night at the char-ming but rustic Himayalan hotel. Day 4 : Kalimpong / Gangtok Morning exploring Kalimpong's flower nurseries and small market. Afternoon drive to Gangtok, capital of Sikkim. Stay 2 nights at Hotel. Day 5 : Gangtok Early morning visit to Tashi View Point for magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Proceed to one of India's busiest and most famous monasteries at Rumtek. Day 6 : Gangtok / Pelling Morning visit to phodang monastery before driving through the mountains to the small town of Pelling. Stay 2 nights at the simple Norbugang Resort. Afternoon visit to the local monastery with its staggering mountain views. Day 7 : Tashiding Short drive to Tashiding and enjoy a beautiful walk up the hill to the secluded monastery. Walk through small villages, surrounded by prayer flags and chortens. Day 8 : Pelling / Darjeeling After a leisurely start, drive south to Darjeeling. Stay 3 nights just outside the town at the delightful Glenburn Tea Estate. Afternoon at leisure.
TTea Gardens and Monasteries of Eastern India
Day 11 : Bandhavgarh Game Viewing Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing.
Jungle Book. Kanha is home to some 22 species of mammals. Most commonly spotted are langur, jackals, wild pigs, spotted deer, swamp deer, sambar and black bucks. You may also see tigers, Indian hares, wild dogs, barking deer, Indian fox, sloth bear, striped hyena, panthers, mouse deer, Indian bison, jungle cats, four-horned antelope, blue bulls, ratel and Indian porcupines. Kanha also has 200 species of birds. Spend two days game viewing and bird watching in Kanha, a true haven for the animal and avian population.
Day 9 : Darjeeling Excursion to the sprawling town of Darjeeling. See the Botanical Gardens, Ghoom Monastery and visit the Himalayan Moutaineering Institute. Day 10 : Darjeeling Spend the day walking in the stunning hills that surround Glenburn, fish in the river or enjoy a private tour of this familyrun, working tea estate. Day 11 : Darjeeling / Delhi Morning drive to Bagdogra. Afternoon flight to Delhi. Met on arrival in Delhi later transfer to your Hotel. Relax in your Hotel. Day 12 : Departure / Delhi Morning visit both old & New Delhi later in the day transfer to international airport to board flight back home.
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