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Tour Overview

  • ReferenceIGJ22
  • Start Date04/10/2020
  • TypeGuided Tours
  • LocationIndia
  • Departure CityDELHI
  • End CityCHENNAI
  • Cancellation policyUp to 24 hours
  • Durations 22 days 21 nights

Tour Description

Tour Includes

  • Audio guide
  • Breakfast
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Special activities
  • Transport by air-conditioned

Tour Program

1

ARRIVE DELHI (STAY AT ITC MAURYA, DELHI)

Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

2

IN DELHI

After breakfast full day combined city tour Old & New Delhi visiting Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Red Fort, Made by Mughal Empror Shahjahan, Jama Masjid, The largest in India, It has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Chandni Chowk, this main street of Old Delhi is the colorful shopping bazaar, known as Chandni Chowk. It has very sharp contrast to the open, spacious streets of Delhi. Laxmi Narayan Temple, dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. India Gate, this 42ms high stone of triumph is a war memorial. It bears the names of 85,000 Indian army soldiers, who died in the campaigns of WWI. Rashtrapati Bhawan - This palace-like building is the official residence of the President of India and an interesting blend of Mughal and western architectural styles. Qutab Minar - The highest monument of India, Qutb Minar is 72.5 m high, tapering from 2.75 m in diameter at its peak. Night stay in Delhi.

3

DELHI TO VARANASI (STAY AT TAJ GANGES, VARANASI)

In time transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi, On arrival transfer to Hotel and assist with check in Hotel. In the evening witness the glittering Aarti ceremony at the Ganges. Night stay in Varanasi.

4

IN VARANASI

Early Morning Boat cruise on river Ganges. After breakfast city tour of Varanasi visiting temples Alamgir Mosque, Durga Temple, Vishwanat Temple, Bharat Mata temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Banaras Hindu University and the Archaeological Museum. Night stay in Varanasi.

5

VARANASI TO KHAJURAHO (STAY AT THE LALIT TEMPLE VIEW, KHAJURAHO)

In time transfer to airport to board flight for Khajuraho, On arrival transfer to Hotel and assist with check in Hotel. Night stay in Khajuraho.

6

KHAJURAHO - JHANSI – AGRA (TRAIN) (STAY AT TAJ HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTRE, AGRA)

After breakfast half day city tour of the Famous Western & Eastern Temples. In time transfer to Jhansi railway station to board train for Agra, On arrival transfer to Hotel and assist with check in Hotel. Night stay in Agra.

7

IN AGRA

After breakfast city tour visiting, Taj Mahal, built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Besides the Taj, the Agra Fort (also called the Red Fort) makes an interesting sight. Other major attractions include the tomb of Akbar’s tomb at Sikandra, Rambagh, the Mughal Garden and Dayal Bagh Temple, Itmad Ud Dauula. Besides the historical monuments, one can also explore Agra’s rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Night stay in Agra.

8

AGRA – JAIPUR (STAY AT ITC RAJPUTANA, JAIPUR)

After breakfast depart by surface to Jaipur. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon orientation tour. Night stay in Jaipur.

9

IN JAIPUR

After breakfast full day city tour visiting City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen. Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, is perhaps the most beautiful example of Rajasthani forts and gives a grand view of the city down below. Other attractions include the Jaigarh Fort, Birla Mandir, and Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh. Night stay in Jaipur.

10

JAIPUR TO UDAIPUR (STAY AT TAJ LAKE PALACE, UDAIPUR)

In time transfer to airport to board flight for Udaipur, On arrival transfer to Hotel and assist with check in Hotel. Night stay in Udaipur.

11

IN UDAIPUR

After breakfast half day city tour visiting, If Jaipur is a city in pink, Udaipur is a study in white. The city is famous for its palaces, lake, museums, temples, and gardens. The City Palace and Museum is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan and its museum has stunning collection of objects collected by different Maharanas of Udaipur over the centuries. The Picholia Lake, Udai Sagar, and Pratap Sagar are some of the most beautiful lakes in the state. Some other attractions in the city are the Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Jag Mandir, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir, Pratap Memorial, and Ahar Museum. Night stay in Udaipur.

12

UDAIPUR TO MUMBAI (STAY AT THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE, MUMBAI)

In time transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai, On arrival transfer to Hotel and assist with check in Hotel. Night stay in Mumbai.

13

IN MUMBAI

After breakfast city tour visiting, Once you are in Mumbai, the list of sites to visit is endless. First of all the twinkling lights from the skyscrapers itself will keep your eyes wide open with excitement and wonder. And to add up to your excitement you have a number of sites to visit that could be teamed up as historical sites, contemporary wonders, archaeological sites, religious sites and natural wonders. The Gateway of India is the main attraction of Mumbai city. Built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar in the year 1911, this massive historical monument makes a must visit during your Mumbai sightseeing. Moreover, there are sites like the Mani Bhawan or the Gandhi memorial, Prince of Wales Museum, Marine Drive and Juhu that give you the feeling of being in the commercial capital of India. The gardens like the Hanging Garden and the Kamla Nehru Garden will provide you the much needed rest between your sightseeing trips and the Chowpatty gives you the view of one of the most happening beaches of Mumbai. Night stay in Mumbai.

14

MUMBAI TO COCHIN (STAY AT THE TAJ MALABAR RESORT & SPA, COCHIN)

In time transfer to airport to board flight for Cochin, On arrival transfer to Hotel and assist with check in Hotel. Night stay in Cochin.

15

IN COCHIN

After breakfast half day city tour visiting, St.Francis Church : Built in 1503 by Portuguese Franciscan Friars, this is India's oldest European church. Chinese Fishing Net : Lined along the sea front, these fishing nets exhibit a mechanical method of catching fish, introduced by Chinese traders from the court of Kublai Khan. Jewish Synagogue : Constructed in 1568, this is the oldest synagogue in the commonwealth. Destroyed in a shelling, during the Portuguese raid in 1662, it was rebuilt two years later by the Dutch. Night stay in Cochin.

16

COCHIN – ALLEPPEY (STAY AT LAKES & LAGOONS HOUSEBOAT, ALLEPPEY)

After breakfast depart by surface to Allepey. On arrival board Houseboat for overnight cruise. Overnight on board Houseboat cruising on Kerala's backwaters.

17

ALLEPPEY – THEKKADY (STAY AT SPICE VILLAGE, THEKKADY)

After breakfast disembark from Houseboat and straight depart by surface to Thekkady. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Night stay in Thekkady.

18

THEKKADY – MADURAI (STAY AT THE GATEWAY, MADURAI)

After breakfast half day city tour visiting, The name Thekkady, for those who have already visited this place, brings to mind images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice-scented plantations. Moreover, the flora and fauna of the Periyar wildlife sanctuary is absolutely thrilling. The wildlife sanctuary here is the natural habitat of a wide variety of animal species. The Periyar Lake is a paradise for the nature lovers. It gives you an opportunity to observe the wild animals roaming in the jungle. The lake is also a birdwatcher’s delight. The greatest attraction of Periyar Lake, however, is the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake. Moreover, the Sanctuary. Afternoon depart by surface to Madurai. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Night stay in Madurai.

19

IN MADURAI

After breakfast half day city tour visiting, Along with its burgeoning industrial set up, the legends, myths and the thousands of pilgrims swarming the city have given Madurai a unique character and ambience. The architectural marvels of the temples and the exquisite sculptures fascinate all those who have a look at them. You can also participate in the many festivals and regale in the rich tradition of the locals. Some of the major attractions in the city are the Meenakshi Temple, Tirumalai Nayak Mahal, The Gandhi Museum, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam and Pazhamudhirsolai. Night stay in Madurai.

20

MADURAI TO CHENNAI (STAY AT ITC GRAND CHOLA, CHENNAI)

In time transfer to airport to board flight for Chennai, On arrival transfer to Hotel and assist with check in Hotel. Night stay in Chennai.

21

IN CHENNAI

After breakfast half day city tour visiting, Kapaleeshwarar Temple: A masterpiece of Dravidian architecture, this ancient Shiva temple, is the biggest in Chennai .Fort St.George: Located on the seashore near the harbour, Fort St. George was built for the East India Co. in 1960 AD. Marina Beach: the pride of Chennai is the second longest beach in the World and has a wide sandy foreshore. Other attractions are Fort Museum and St. Mary's Church and Little Mount Shrine. Overnight in Chennai.

22

DEPART FROM CHENNAI

In time transfer to airport to board connecting flight for onward destination.

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4.5 Excellent
  • Nicole says: June 13, 2020 at 12:57 pm    Reply

    Very Nice trip, supportive staffs thank you all,
    Remark : some network issues worried and in the hotel also no wi-fi facility

  • Izzy says: June 13, 2020 at 1:01 pm    Reply

    A good introduction to this beautiful country. Overall we had a great trip and it is certainly worth doing for people pushed for time to organize everything yourself. Decent air-conditioned vehicle and a private driver were good, though he was polite and friendly he had very limited English which did impact our enjoyment/knowledge somewhat. Hotels were fine for the amount of time spent there for the most part. Overall it was a good experience but need a bit of improvement.

  • Jonathan says: June 13, 2020 at 1:06 pm    Reply

    Getting close-up with spirituality, dissimilar cultures, nerve tingling history and wilderness of a different nature…this is a hotpot of Diverse Wonders…a tour that gets into your personal notepad so you could remember it down the years.

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