Discover India Tour

Tour Duration : 30 Days Tour
Destinations : Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Orchha, Agra, Ranthambhore, Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur, Mumbai, Cochin, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Kovalam, Kanyakumari, Madurai, Tanjore, Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram, Chennai, Mysore, Srirangapatam & Bangalore.

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Tour Description : India is one land with many cultures and in order to experience a sampling of the rich diversities of this land we have tailored this unique 30-days journey visiting the most important tourist destinations from North to South starting with the Rich and cultural heritage of Delhi and ending the tour in Bangalore the city of Gardens, popularly now known as India's silicon valley. We enjoy the rich and varied history and cultures of over a billion people as we traverse this massive sub-continent.

Day 1: Arrive Delhi Lotus Temple - Delhi
Namaste! We are warmly welcomed the traditional Indian way with hands clapped together. After immigration and custom formalities, we are transferred to our Hotel. Rest of the day is free. Overnight: Maidens Hotel (2 Nights)

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 Birla House - The Former Residence of Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi spent his later years at Birla House before he was assassinated by Nathu Ram Godse on January 30, 1948. Later we visit the famous India Gate followed by the Houses of Parliament, Connaught Place, Humayun's Tomb and the Qutub Minar - a perfect minaret towering 72.5 meters / 80.5 yards into the sky and there are 379 stairs inside the tower. New Delhi is a blend of Mughal India, Hindu India, British India and certainly of modern independent India. Later we visit Old Delhi, starting with the famous Red Fort, built by Shah Jehan, this was once the most opulent fort of the Mughal Empire. Next we visit another Mughal majesty, the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. We end our tour with a bazaar experience at Chandni Chowk, the street of silver and goldsmiths. In the evening we enjoy Welcome Dinner at Garam Masala Restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3: Delhi - Varanasi: By Flight Varanasi Ghats
Today we are transferred to airport for our flight to Varanasi. Varanasi is the spiritual centre of Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims alike. This is also the pilgrim centre for the Hindus who come daily to dip themselves in the holy water of the Ganges. Late afternoon, we start our experience of Varanasi by visiting the Bharat Mata Temple which houses a big relief map of India made from marble. Varanasi is famous for its many temples and we visit the Durga temple, the Tulsi Manas Mandir, the Banaras Hindu University and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb. The city is famous also for its Banarasi silk sarees and we visit some of the houses where such silk sarees are still being weaved. Evening is free to enjoy this 5000 years old city and experience sunset at the Ganges. Every evening at sunset, on the banks of the river Ganges, the devotional ceremony of Aarti is performed. Thousands of Hindus and tourists flock to the Ghats, particularly in the pilgrimage town of Varanasi. In the evening we witness the Aarti ceremony on the Ghats of Ganges. Overnight: The Gateway Hotel Ganges (1 Night) (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4: Varanasi - Khajuraho: By Flight Khajuraho Temples
Early morning a serene experience begins as we take a sunrise cruise on the River Ganges. One of the cardinal principles of Hinduism is the belief in the holiness of the Ganges. Every morning scores of pilgrim and priests fill the riverbanks performing the holy dip and various other rituals. This is a site that has to be seen and experienced as it is so different from anything else what may have seen anywhere in the world. Later we leave for Sarnath the site of Lord Buddha's first sermon after attaining enlightenment. At Sarnath we meet many Buddhist monks and followers before visiting local Homes to see in-Home silk weaving and soak up some local customs, culture and hospitality. Later we are transferred to airport for our flight to Khajuraho. On arrival we are transferred to our Hotel. Our Khajuraho visit starts with the temples that have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temples were built during the apogee of the Chandella dynasty between 950 and 1050 AD. Today only 20 temples remain and they fall into three distinct groups and belong to two different religions - Hinduism and Jainism. Theses beautiful temples strike a perfect balance between architecture and sculpture. The Kandariya is decorated with a profusion of sculptures that are among the greatest masterpieces of Indian art. The most important ones include the Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple that was dedicated to Shiva, which is the largest and most typical of temples. Overnight: Taj Chandela (1 Night) (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5: Khajuraho - Jhansi - Agra: (Drive & Train#2001-Shatabadi, Dep: 17:55 Hrs, Arr: 20:25 Hrs)
Today we drive to Jhansi en-route visiting Orchha, an amazing medieval fortress-city located on the shores of the Betwa River. After our visit to Orchha we proceed to the Railway Station in Jhansi to embark on the luxury first class train to Agra. This is a very comfortable train journey lasting just over 2 hours with four brief stops en route. It offers air-conditioned "business class airline" seating with meal services on board. We are welcomed in Agra and transferred to our Hotel. Overnight: The Gateway Hotel (2 Nights) (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6: Agra Taj Mahal - Agra
We visit one of the most well known wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. Built by Shah Jehan as a mausoleum for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj is built of white marble, beautifully carved and inlaid with semi-precious stones. Next we visit Agra Fort, where Shah Jehan, in the later years of his life, was imprisoned by his son to prevent him from spending the family fortunes on a black echo of the Taj Mahal. Later we drive to Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful capital built in 1640 by the Mughal King, Akbar the Great. The city was later abandoned for lack of water. A superb example of Mughal architecture, it stands perfectly preserved in the desert. We also visit the artistically designed mausoleum of Salim Chisty who is reputed to have prayed for a son for Akbar leading to the birth of Salim Jehangir.(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7: Agra - Ranthambore (Drive: 280 Km /5.5 Hrs)
In the morning after breakfast we drive to Ranthambore, the former hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the Ranthambore National Park is situated in Eastern Rajasthan at the confluence of the Aravali hill ranges and the Vindhyan plateau. Two rivers flow through the Tiger at Ranthambore National ParkRanthambore National Park - the Chambal River in the South and the Banas River in the North. Six man-made lakes and many perennial streams pass through the entire national park. The Ranthambore National Park is nestled between the Aravali and Vindhya mountain ranges. The rugged terrain and the dense deciduous forests are major features of this national park, which has among the largest and most diverse collection of wildlife species in India.
On arrival in Ranthambore, we check in our Hotel. In the afternoon we take a jeep safari through the National Park. On our journey we will see various indigenous animals such as: Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, wild Boar and TIGER! Other habitants of the Park include the muntjac, jungle cat, Ratel, Hyena, porcupine, the rhesus macaque and the black-faced Langur. About 150 species of bird are also found here including migratory birds, like the steppe eagle, that arrive in winter. Overnight: Tiger Den Resort (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8: Ranthambore - Jaipur (Drive: 180 Km /3 Hrs)
Ranthambore is famous for the famous Royal Bengal Tigers and spotting the big cat in her natural habitat will be of great experience. Relying on our luck and how much lucky we are today, we take another jeep safari in morning through the National Park. If we are lucky enough we may be able to spot the BIG CAT in her natural environment. After morning safari, we drive to Jaipur, the rose pink capital of Rajasthan. In the evening we enjoy Dinner at Spice Court Restaurant with Rajasthan Cultural Dance performance. Overnight: Hotel Ramada (2 Nights) (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9: Jaipur Hawa Mahal - Jaipur
A royal experience awaits us as we take an elephant ride uphill to the intriguing Amber Palace, a distinguished example of 17th Century Rajput architecture. After the tour and enjoying a panoramic view, we return to Jaipur to visit the old astronomical observatory built by the founder of the city, Jai Singh. We also visit the majestic Palace, which houses a rare collection of Indian art, and the colourful bazaar. Jaipur is noted for its craftsmen, skilled in brass inlay, lacquer work and stone setting. Most of the buildings in the old city are made of pink sandstone and one of the most beautiful is Hawa Mahal, Palace of Winds, where the ladies of the royal harem used to watch the city from behind the intricately carved facade. Evening is free to enjoy both shopping and a cultural experience in the bazaars of Jaipur. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 10: Jaipur - Pushkar (Drive: 140 Km/ 3 Hrs)
In the morning after breakfast we drive to Pushkar. Pushkar is bewitching but touristy little town, like a beautiful mirage on the edge of the desert, with temples, bathing ghats, onion domes and chalk colored buildings clustering around its holy lake , which is said to have appeared when Brahma dropped a lotus flower. It's an important pilgrimage centre and you'll see plenty of Sadhus (Spiritual men), as well as countless chilled-out travelers experimenting variously with spirituality, Bhang and the facial hair. Pushkar boasts temples, though few are as ancient as you might expect at suchPushkar Sarovar an important pilgrimage site, since many were desecrated by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt. We visit the most famous temple of Lord Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. It's marked by red spire, and over the entrance gateway is the Hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar as its site. Overnight: Hotel Pushkar Palace (1 Night) (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11: Pushkar - Udaipur (Drive: 280 Km/ 5.5 Hrs)
In the morning after breakfast we drive to Udaipur. No city in Rajasthan is quite as romantic as Udaipur. Misty ochre-shadowed hills and pale, intricate buildings encircle the mirror glass of Lake Pichola. If Jaipur is a study in pink then Udaipur is a vision in white. The City of Dawn, surrounded by the ancient Aravali Mountains and set on the edge of three lakes, is a brilliant kaleidoscope of narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces and temples. Eight marble porticos mark the spot where the Mewar sovereigns were weighed in gold, the equivalent value of which was then distributed to the poor. Within the City Palace are several architectural and artistic highlights such as the MOR Chowk, known for its stunning peacock mosaics and the Bhim Vilas Palace with its series of lovely wall paintings. The most memorable parts of Udaipur are its lake palaces, shimmering like jewels on Lake Pichola. Jag Mandir, the other island palace with a marble dome, is a marvel in red sandstone. It was a refuge for the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan when he was in exile following a quarrel with his father, Emperor Jehangir. On arrival we check in our Hotel. Rest of the day is free.Overnight: Hotel Udai Kothi (2 Nights) (Breakfast, Dinner) Lake Palace - Udaipur

Day 12: Udaipur
We start our experience of Udaipur by visiting the City Palace. The palace has several architectural and artistic highlights such as the Mor Chowk, known for its stunning peacock mosaics and the Bhim Vilas Palace with its series of lovely wall paintings. From City Palace we can see the most memorable part of Udaipur lake palace, shimmering like jewels on Lake Pichola. Later we visit Jagdish Temple, Fateh Sagar lake and Saheliyon Ki Bari or the Garden of Maids. We end our tour of Udaipur with a boat ride at Lake Pichola and visit Jag Mandir, the other island palace with a marble dome, is a marvel in red sandstone. It was a refuge for the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan when he was in exile following a quarrel with his father, Emperor Jahangir. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 13: Udaipur - Mumbai: By Flight
Today we are transferred to airport for our flight to Mumbai. On arrival, we are transferred to our Hotel. Rest of the day is free. Overnight: Fariyas Hotel (2 Nights) (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 14: Mumbai:
After breakfast, our experience of Mumbai starts with Gateway of India- Mumbai's most famous monument; this is the starting pGateway of India - Mumbaioint for most tourists who want to explore the city. We continue our tour of Mumbai by visiting the Prince of Wales Museum & Victoria Terminus which is recently added to the world heritage site. This is a city's most exuberant Gothic building look more like a lavishly decorated palace or cathedral than a train station. Our Next Stop is at Mani Bhawan, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed here during the freedom Struggle of British India. The house is now converted into a Museum. From here we leave for Jain Temple and Hanging gardens, Tower Of Silence, the bustling Crawford Market and drive past Haji Ali - the tomb of a wealthy Muslim merchant, who renounced all his worldly belongings before embarking on a pilgrimage to Mecca. The tomb itself is over eight hundred years old and linked to the mainland by a path that is annually submerged in the high monsoon tide. We end our tour at the Dhobi Ghats - a vast outdoor laundry. After the tour we return back to our hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 15: Mumbai - Cochin : By Flight
Today we are transferred to airport for our flight to Cochin. On arrival, we are transferred to our Hotel. Rest of the day is free for personal activities. Overnight: Casino Hotel by CGH Earth (2 Nights) (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 16: Cochin Kathakali Dance - Cochin
In the morning we tour Cochin, the commercial capital of Kerala, with one of the finest natural harbors in the world. We visit the oldest European Church in India "St. Francis Church". Today it is governed by the Church of South India (CSI). Vasco De Gama was buried here before his remains were taken back to Portugal 14 years later. Next we visit the Santa Cruz Cathedral Built by the Portuguese in around the 16th century; this Roman Catholic Church is famous for the beautiful paintings on its ceiling. We visit the Jewish Quarter with its old synagogue, and the Dutch palace built by the Portuguese and given to the Raja of Cochin. Later we take a boat cruise to visit the Bolghatty Palace and observe the fascinating Chinese fishing nets in action. In the evening we enjoy Kathakali Dance Performance. This dramatized presentation of a play usually based on the Hindu epics of Ramayana, Mahabharata and Puranas and has a unique combination of literature, music, painting, acting and dance.(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 17: Cochin - Thekkady : (Drive: 195 Km / 5 Hrs)
In the morning after breakfast we drive to Thekkady. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (Entry: 0600 to 1800 hrs): Lying close to plantations, in the rich jungles of Periyar in Thekkady is one of the world's most fascinating natural wildlife reserves - the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread across 777 sq km, of which 360 sq. km is thick evergreen forest, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty, the Reserve attracts visitors from all over the world. On arrival in Thekkady, we check in our Hotel. In the afternoon we visit a spice plantation. About 4000 Sq. KM of Idukki district is under spice plantations. The main occupations of the natives are spice farming and trading. The original produce was cardamom, pepper, ginger and turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, all spice, tea etc. This will give an excellent opportunity to the visitor to see the spice plants and Ayurvedic medicinal plants and buy some garden fresh spices from the plantations. This is a guided Tour and it will take 1-1:30 hours. Later in the evening we return back to our hotel. Dinner & Overnight at Thekkady Wild Corridor (2 Nights) (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 18: Thekkady Wildlife - Thekkady
Our day starts with a Jungle walk at the Periyar Wild life Sanctuary. Later we return back to our hotel for breakfast. In the afternoon we take boat ride over the Lake Periyar to watch animals in their natural habitat on the water's edge. While cruising on Lake Periyar, we are likely to see animals like Wild Boars, Sambars, Wild Dogs, Langur Monkeys, Wild Elephants and water birds; darter, grey heron, egret and kingfisher. Evening is free to explore the local bazaars at Thekkday and time to purchase some local spices grown in that area. Dinner and Overnight is at hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 19: Thekkady - Kumarakom: (Drive: 150 Km / 3 ½ Hrs)
Today we drive to Kumarakom. An unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies. Situated on the Vembanad Lake, in this small water world you will come across plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes which will take you into the heart of the scenic lake. On arrival in Kumarakom we board our traditional houseboat (rice boats - "Ketuvallam") and begin our journey through the picturesque backwaters and small lakes relaxing in the tranquility of Kerala's beautiful scenery -Experience the way of life and activity of the local people.
Overnight: A.C. Deluxe House Boat (1 night) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 20: Alleppey - Kovalam: ( Drive: 175 Km/ 4 Hrs)
Breakfast on board. Sail to Alleppey & disembark at Puthenagady Jetty. A scenic comfortable drive conveys us to the beautiful Kovalam Beach on the Malabar Coast near Trivandrum. The palm-fringed bays in secluded coconut groves, promise a relaxed stay. The boundless blue waters of the Arabian Sea and miles of white sands washed away by the surf at the feet of the stalwart palms and the rocky promontories make this beach an incredible paradise.
Overnight: Uday Samudra Beach Hotel (2 Nights) (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 21: Kovalam
Day is free to relax on Beach. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 22: Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Madurai: ( Drive: 250 Km/ 7 Hrs)
After breakfast we leave for Madurai, en-route visiting Kanyakumari "Lands End" of India. Kanyakumari is the southernmost tip of peninsular India where the waters of the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea meet. We visit the Temple of Goddess Kumari, Vivekananda Rock Memorial in the sea where Swami Vivekananda mediated. Later after lunch we continue our onward journey to Madurai. On arrival, we check in our Hotel.
Overnight: Fortune Pandiyan (2 Nights) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 23: Madurai Meenakshi Temple - Madurai
Madurai the second largest city in Tamil Nadu, is an important cultural and commercial centre. Today we visit Madurai. The main city area revolves around Meenakshi Temple, with its baroque example of Dravidian architecture and the four tall gopurams (pillars) with multicolored gods, goddesses, demons and deities. Madurai is famous for the imposing Meenakshi Temple, a structure in the Dravidian style of architecture. The history of the city dates back over 2,000 years when it was the capital of the Pandyas. The most interesting feature of the temple is its Hall of a thousand pillars some of which sound like metal when hit with an object. The metal stone or musical pillar, although made of stone, produces sounds of different metals. Other places of interest include the Tirumalai Nayaka Temple and the Temple Art Museum. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 24: Madurai - Tanjore: (Drive: 195 Km / 4 Hrs)
In the morning after breakfast we drive to Thanjavur, popularly known as Tanjore, where lies the famous Brihadishwara Temple and its sprawling palace complex. The town is famous also for its distinctive style, a combination of raised and painted surfaces. "Krishna" is the most popular Brihadisvara Temple - Thanjavurdeity depicted, and in the Tanjore School his skin is white, rather than the traditional blue-black. Tanjore was the ancient capital of the Chola Kings whose origins go back to the beginning of the Christian era. Our afternoon tour of World Heritage Site of Tanjore includes in the Shri Brihadishwara temple built by "Raja-Raja" in 1010, which is the crowning glory of Chola temple architecture. The temple, set in spacious grounds, has several pillared halls and shrines. Inscriptions record the names of dancers, musicians and poets a reminder of the significance of this area to the development of the arts. We end our tour of Tanjore with a visit to the Tanjore Palace & Museum which has an eclectic collection of regal memorabilia most of it dating from the early 19th century.
Overnight: Hotel Sangam (1 Night) (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 25: Tanjore - Pondicherry: (Drive: 150 Km / 4 Hrs)
In the morning after breakfast we drive to Pondicherry. The Union Territory of Pondicherry is situated on the Coromandel Coast of South India, about 160 kms south of Chennai. Pondicherry traces its origin to Saint Agasthya, the revered sage of the south. It was also the site of many a battle between the British and the French, and was the capital of French India, before it attained its independence. Being a small and quiet enclave of Tamil Nadu, it has imbibed Tamilian culture. Apart from the charming atmosphere, excellent restaurants, and cheap beer, what attracts most travelers to Pondicherry is the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. The ashram, founded by Sri Aurobindo in the year 1926, has brought international reputation to this coastal town. Tours of the ashram, the spiritual tenets of which combine yoga and modern science, are popular within India and abroad. Overnight: Hotel Atithi (1 Night) (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 26: Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Chennai: (Drive: 160 Km / 4-5 Hrs)
In the morning after breakfast we drive to Mahabalipuram. We visit the World Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram. This group of sanctuaries, founded by the Pallava kings, was carved out of rock along the Coromandel Coast in the 7th and 8th centuries. It is known especially for its rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air relief's such as the famous 'Descent of the Ganges', and the temple of Rivage, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva. After lunch, we continue our journey to Chennai. On arrival we check in our Hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax.
Overnight: The Pride (2 Nights) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 27: Chennai Marina beach - Chennai
Our tour of Chennai starts with The National Art Gallery & Museum. The museum was established in 1857 and contains one of the best collections of bronzes in the country, including the famous icon of Natraja. Our Next stop is at St. Mary's Church-built in 1680. This was first English Church in Chennai and is India's oldest surviving British church. In the church there are reminders of Clive, who was married here in 1753, and Elihu Yale, the early governor of Madras. We end our tour with a visit to People's Park and the beautiful Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world, and the clock towers.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 28: Chennai - Mysore: (Train # 2007 - Shatabadi Exp, Dep: 06:00 Hrs, Arr: 13:00 Hrs)
Early morning we are transferred to railway station to embark on the luxury first class train to Mysore. This is a very comfortable train journey. It offers air-conditioned "executive class airline" seating with meal services on board. On arrival, we are transferred to our Hotel. Mysore has never failed to mesmerize with its quaint charm, rich heritage, magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, broad shady avenues and sacred temples. Our afternoon tour includes visits to the Maharajah's Palace, the Shri Chamundeswari Temple and the Nadi Shiva's Mount. Evening is free to enjoy the Vrindavan Garden and City Palace, which is beautifully lit on certain days.
Overnight: Hotel Regaalis (1 Night) (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 29: Mysore - Srirangapatam - Bangalore: (Drive: 150 Km / 3 Hrs) Mysore Palace - Mysore
In the morning after breakfast we drive to Bangalore en-route visiting Srirangapatnam, the island fortress that was once the capital of the warrior -Kings Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore. On arrival in Bangalore we check in our Hotel. In the afternoon we take a city tour of Bangalore, visiting Vidhana Soudha: This imposing edifice built almost entirely of dressed Bangalore granite is a tribute to temple architecture. Housing the Legislative Chambers of the state government, this is Bangalore's best - known landmark. Cubbon Park: in 1864, Lord Cubbon, the then viceroy of India, laid out 3000 acres of verdant tranquility. Today, it is an oasis of greenery in the heart of Modern Bangalore, Tipu Sultan's Palace: Now a museum, this two- storied ornate wooden structure is a mine of information and is one of the most remarkable Islamic buildings in the city. Also visit Lal Bagh Gardens: this 240 acre expanse of greenery forms one of India's most beautiful botanical gardens, the credit of which goes to the rulers Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan, who laid out an 18th century paradise with rare trees brought from far off Persia, Afghanistan and France. Rest of the evening is free for shopping in local bazaar. Overnight: Fortune Select J P Cosmos (1 Night) (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 30: Bangalore - Home:
The day is free to relax. Check out time 12:00 Noon. The day is free for shopping and other personal activities. In the evening we are hosted a farewell dinner before we are transferred to airport to connect our flight back Home.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Please Note: Ranthambore National Park remains closed from 01 July to 30 September. Departures during this period will be provided an additional night in Varanasi instead of Ranthambore.

(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner
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Departure Dates
Price in GBP
Price in EURO
Tour Start Date Tour End Date Per Person Cost on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement Per Person Cost on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
12-Sep-2011 11-Oct-2011 GBP 2162 GBP 846 EURO 2512 EURO 982
10-Oct-2011 08-Nov-2011 GBP 2455 GBP 1042 EURO 2885 EURO 1213
31-Oct-2011 29-Nov-2011 GBP 2490 GBP 1075 EURO 2885 EURO 1243
05-Dec-2011 03-Jan-2012 GBP 2528 GBP 1115 EURO 2940 EURO 1298
09-Jan-2012 07-Feb-2012 GBP 2455 GBP 1042 EURO 2855 EURO 1213
13-Feb-2012 13-Mar-2012 GBP 2455 GBP 1042 EURO 2855 EURO 1213
12-Mar-2012 10-Apr-2012 GBP 2430 GBP 1017 EURO 2835 EURO 1198


 City  Hotel Name  Category of room  No. of nights
Delhi Maidens Hotel Superior Room 02
Varanasi The Gateway Hotel Gangess Standard Room 01
Khajuraho Taj Chandela Superior Garden View 01
Agra The Gateway Hotel Standard Room 02
Ranthambore Tiger Den Resort Cottage 01
Jaipur Hotel Ramada Deluxe Room 02
Pushkar Hotel Pushkar Palace / Royal Desert Camp for Pushkar Fair Deluxe Room/ Swiss Tent for Pushkar Fair 01
Udaipur Hotel Udai Kothi Standard Room 02
Mumbai Fariyas Hotel Standard Room 02
Cochin Casino Hotel by CGH Earth Standard Room 02
Thekkady Thekkady Wild Corridor Deluxe Room 02
Kumarakom - Alleppey Rainbow Cruises Houseboat 01
Kovalam Uday Samudra Beach Hotel Exotica DBL 02
Madurai Fortune Pandiyan Standard Room 02
Tanjore Hotel Sangam Standard Room 01
Pondicherry Hotel Atithi Standard Room 01
Chennai The Pride Deluxe Room 02
Mysore Hotel Regaalis Superior Room 01
Bangalore Fortune Select J P Cosmos Standard Room 01

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions Exclusions
Accommodation on twin share basis in the mentioned hotels for 29 Nights with daily buffet Breakfast as per the itinerary. Any personal expenses such as laundry bills, telephone bills, alcoholic / Non Alcoholic beverages
(Total 62 Meals)29 Breakfasts, 29 Dinners & 4 Lunches as per the itinerary Tips and other such cost which is to be paid to the drivers, guides, porters etc.
Transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary by air-conditioned Vehicle. Visa fees or International flight tickets and insurance.
All entrances to Monuments of visit as per the itinerary, excluding camera / Video Camera Charges. Any other services not mentioned in the cost inclusions.
Road tax, Toll Charges, parking fees and driver's overnight wages.  
Services of an English speaking resident tour Manager.  
Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi  
Elephant Ride at Amber Fort (Subject to availability)  
Boat Ride (Common Boat) at Lake Pichola in Udaipur.  
Safaris through Ranthambore National Park (October to June Departures)  
Demonstration of Marble craftsmanship in Agra  
Pooja ceremony on Ghat with Hindu Priest in Pushkar  
Sunrise Boat Ride on Ghats of Varanasi  
Harbor Cruise in Cochin (Common)  
Kathakali Dance performance - Cochin  
Boat Ride at Lake Periyar - Thekkady  
Guided Jungle Walking Tour - Thekkady  
Airfare in Economic Class from Delhi - Varanasi, Varanasi - Khajuraho, Udaipur - Mumbai and Mumbai - Cochin  
Train Fare in Executive Class from Jhansi to Agra & Chennai - Mysore  
All presently applicable taxes.  

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