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Day 1 : Arrival in Delhi
As you reach Delhi, you will find our company representative waiting for you at the airport. He will immediately take care of your luggage and will help you to transfer you to the pre-booked hotel. You will be warmly greeted at the hotel reception by sprinkles of rose water and fragrant garlands, a typical Indian traditional welcome. Check into your room, take a hot shower and relax in the luxurious suite. After couple of hours, join with us in the lavishly decorated dining hall. Here, a brief intro will be given about tour package by our representative. Stay overnight in the Delhi hotel.
Day 2 : In Delhi
Delhi, the heritage city of successive dynasties, welcomes you with open arms at the beginning of your extravagant Delhi tour. Today we take you to discover the magnificence of the Old and New Delhi. Get into the luxurious tourist buses and make yourself comfortable with the ambience. As we drive, take a window look of the morning city life. We start our day with an extensive visit to the famous monument Qutab Minar. This five storey (72.5 m) minaret made in red sandstone is the highest brick tower in the world and amazes you with its excellent architecture. You will be tired but not content by taking pictures of this beautiful monument. Your visit to Qutab Minar is not complete until you see the Ashoka Pillar made of iron, which is a wonder to the world as it is not rusted since centuries.A Journey Through India
Located in the crowded area of Old Delhi, Red Fort also known as Lal Quila in Hindi is one of splendorous attractions of Mughal Regime. Touch the red sandstone walls of the fort which have withstood the vagaries of time to feel the unforgettable history, you will be amazed to learn how the lives of the kings and queens used to be in the yore. Just opposite this royal house lies the magnificent Jama Masjid - one of the largest mosques in India. You can have a fascinating view of the mosque across the road just standing in front of the fort. Now, lets go and explore the bustling market of Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square). The enthralling rickshaw ride through the narrow and congested lanes of Chandni Chowk will be memorable in your mind. You cannot resist yourself from buying the dazzling gold ornaments and precious stones for which the market is famous for decades. But to taste the true flavor of Old Delhi, give a try to the mouthwatering street foods from the street vendors. Forget about your diet chart and taste the delicious Mutton Mughlai or Badaam Pasanda (almond delight) of Karim's restaurant.
Delhi evening holds another charm, we take you to the majestic arch, India Gate - the monument built in memory of the 90000 soldiers died in the World War-I. Explore the warm and lively atmosphere of the India Gate sparkling with golden lights. You can give a try to the chilled 'kulfi'- the famous Indian ice cream garnished with dry fruits and nuts. We take a 10 minutes ride from India Gate and reach at Old Fort. Enjoy the extravagant light and sound show to relive the grandeur of Mughal era. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 3 : Delhi - Jaipur
Today in the first half we will discover some more charm of Delhi and after lunch we drive you to the royal city, Jaipur. So don't be late as our day starts with the exploration of the extraordinary architecture of modern time, Akshardham Temple. We drive past the extravagant Lotus Temple whose white lotus petal shaped facades can be seen from afar. Spread over 100 acres, Akshardham Temple is a magnificent manifestation of human artistry. Discover the 20,000 statues, floral motifs, arches and intricately carved pillars decorating the entire premise. We can say with certainty that once you come here, you will not be ready to leave the place. Our next destination is Connaught Place, a sprawling circular market where you can indulge yourself with the attractive and colorful items ranging from traditional Indian clothes to International branded items. Enjoy a walk in the crowded lane of Janpath studded with silver and inexpensive jewellery stores. But wait, before buying don't forget to bargain, it is a very famous tradition of Janpath. Feeling hungry? Let's go to Le Meridien hotel and you can have your lunch at 'Pakwan', famous for delectable Indian cuisine.
Thereafter, we set out for our new destination, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The three hour journey in the deluxe bus through the broad and well maintained busy Indian highway gives you ample time to discover the maneuvering sight of India. After arrival in Jaipur, we take you to the deluxe hotel Raj Vila. Check in your rooms and relax in the cozy ambiance of the hotel.
The first evening in Jaipur stores something very special for you. We take you to the bustling markets of Jaipur. The colorful bazaars are much famous for their handicraft items, semi precious stones and miniature paintings. If interested, you can shop for some precious or semi-precious stones and silver jewellery here. While you are in Jaipur don't forget to get one multi-color 'bandhni dupatta' (Tie and Die Scarf) for yourself or for your loved ones, which will give you the remembrance of the unforgettable Jaipur trip. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 : In Jaipur
Morning in Jaipur welcomes you with all its splendor. Also known as 'Pink City', Jaipur offers a bouquet of wondrous Rajput architecture. Our day starts with a visit to the City Palace complex which consists of a sprawling palace and a number of well reserved museums. You will always remember your first walk through this heritage palace. Make an extensive visit to the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum and you will be amazed by watching the exclusive collection of Mughal carpets, royal costumes, arms and weapons. Stand a few minutes in front of the life size images of the Kings, it seems like the king is just about to speak with you. We next move to Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), an unusual example of the Rajput artistry. Made of pink sand stone, the facade of Hawa Mahal form an excellent view across the road. The Jantar Mantar is another attraction which takes you to the world of stars.
Our post-lunch session waits for the extravagant tour to the Nahargarh Fort popularly known as the Tiger Fort. You'll love the decorative motifs glorifying the rooms of Nahargarh Fort. Also visit the biological park spread in the vicinity of the fort. From hereon, we take you to 'Chokhi Dhani' - the ethnic village resort. You can relax in the quiet ambience of the village-like life or just can have fun of some puppet or magic shows. If you wish, you can even visit the village fair or take camel or bullock cart ride. More than anything, the Rajasthani food is the specialty of this place. We recommend you to give a good try to the delectable Rajasthani cuisine. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 : Jaipur - Jaisalmer
Wake up and have your breakfast early as we are going to visit the Amber Fort, which lies at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur. En-route, we drive past the spectacular Jal Mahal (Water Palace). Don't forget to take some pictures of this beautiful palace across the lake. Amber Fort is located on the top of the hill and we arrange a special elephant ride to reach it. You will love to watch the Pink City spread on the foot of the hill. The intricate decorations done on the walls of the fort mesmerizes you with its splendor.
Now, we move for Sanganer famous for its handicrafts and hand-block printing industry. Adorn yourself with the beautiful hand woven Indian dresses finding fame in the whole world. We also take you to exquisite Jain Temples in Sanganer. Next, we move forward to airport and catch a flight to our next destination- Jaisalmer.
Arrive in Jaislamer and you will find our representative present in the airport to greet you with flowers and bouquets. He will take care of your luggage and will transfer you to the pre-booked deluxe bus. An out of the world experience is waiting for you as we take you directly to the arresting terrain of the desert. Your accommodation is arranged in a unique way in the luxurious camps by the side of the desert. We have arranged a camel safari in the Sam sand dunes and you can see how the sun slowly colors the whole region into golden red, as it slowly vanishes in the west. Enjoy the lively bonfire and the folk dances performed by the local artists. Warm yourself up with some hot coffee as the temperature in the desert falls drastically at the night time. Spend the night in the Swiss camps under the twinkling stars of clear dark sky.
Day 6 : In Jaisalmer
Wake up early in the morning with a fragrance of the dew soaked sands. Get ready for the exciting sand bashing as we take you to view the sheer magic of the nature when the sun rises from the east coating the entire region into color of honey. You will love the bumps on the waves while driving high and then down in the sands. Before the scorching heat of the sun tires you, we take you to the heritage hotel of Jaisalmer. Check in the hotel and relax for two hours as a splendid experience is waiting for you. We head towards the sky kissing Jaisalmer Fort, located atop the Trikuta Hill. The massive fort is still housing the one third of the total Jaisalmer population. You can visit the exquisite palace and Jain temples, that are located in the sprawling area of the fort. The mesmerizing view of the golden city spread on the foot of the fort gives you numerous options to indulge into photography.
Jaisalmer evening is exclusively kept for your shopping delight. You can pick some excellent embroidered kurta (Cotton T-Shirt) and dupatta (Scarf) from Barmer Embroidery Shop famous for its embroidery work. If you are not very health conscious, give a definite try to 'papdi chaat' - a mouthwatering spicy Indian snack garnished with curd. We bet, you will enjoy the taste.
Day 7 : Jaisalmer
Another day starts in the Golden City of Jaisalmer, with all its warmth and mirth. Have your breakfast and get prepared to enjoy more of the city charm. Today, we take you for an extensive tour of majestic havelis or mansions. Visit the wondrous Patwon ki haweli, Nathmalji ki haweli and Jaisalmer Haweli which used to be the houses of affluent merchants. Walk through elegantly decorated rooms or just peep through the carved windows that may give you feeling to touch the past. Pay attention to the interior walls of these mansions embellished with splendid miniature paintings. You can buy some exclusive artifacts from the shops located in some parts of the havelis.
Our next destination is the huge Gadisagar Lake. We arrange a special boat ride in the azure water of the lake and you can bypass the exquisite temples perched near the lake. Let the chilling breeze of the lake wipe your face and comfort you in the heat of Jaisalmer. Late evening transfer to railway-station for overnight train journey to Jodhpur.
Day 8 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Entire day a sightseeing tour of the city, we will be visiting the famous Umaid Bhawan Palace, where you will be bewildered by its exotic ambience quite ideal for a royal ceremonies. We will also be covering Mighty Meherangarh Fort. Overnight at the hotel.
Mehargarh Fort - Jodhpur
Day 9 : Jodhpur - Udaipur
Morning we will drive to Udaipur. By afternoon, we are in the lake city Udaipur. You will immediately transfer you to the Taj Lake Palace hotel, floating on the still waters of Lake Pichola. After a traditional welcome at the reception, check into your room and relax. The evening is left for your leisure. Walk around the royal corridors and you will have a shivering inside feeling that centuries ago, the king used walk on the same path. Get yourself lost in the haunting beauty of the Lake Pichola that comes alive with the moon light. Join us in the dining room where our representative will give you a brief about the Udaipur tour. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 : In Udaipur
Wake up in the morning, peep through the window and you can see the avian life of the lake coming alive with the first ray of the sun. Have your breakfast and get ready to explore the lake city, Udaipur also called as the 'Venice of the East'. We start our day by visiting the City Palace towering over the famous Lake Pichola. Flaunting a blend of European and Chinese architecture, City Palace is a remarkable example of human artistry. Visit the famous Jagdish Temple located in the palace compound. Walk few steps and you will find yourself in the royal museum comprising of many 'Mahals' of the palace. The eye sparkling crystal figures of Manak Mahal (Ruby Palace) will surely hypnotize you with their glow and dazzle.
Enjoy a boat ride on the Fateh Sagar Lake located on the north of Lake Pichola. As we reach the garden island, Nehru Park, you will be mesmerized to see how the sun mingles in the lake water making it golden red.
Udaipur tour is never complete unless we walk around the labyrinthine lanes of the city in search of antiques. You can buy some real good stone sculpture, silver jewellery, wooden toys or miniature art from 'Rajasthali'- a state owned shop.
Later, we transfer you to hotel and you can have your dinner while enjoying the folk music and dance in the hotel. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 11 : In Udaipur
This is yet another day to enjoy the beauty of Udaipur. Pack your bags, as today we set to discover the wilderness spread around the city. Get into the deluxe tourist bus and we start our journey for Kumbhalgarh. Throughout your journey you can see the real rural life of India passing by your window. See how the farmers are busy doing their day to day work or Rajasthani women adorned with jewellery carrying water in the earthen pots. In no time we reach Kumbhalgarh Fort, which is the largest fort in Rajasthan. Set amidst the hills of the Aravali, this magnificent structure narrates its fascinating history. Don't miss a chance to mingle with the innocent villagers who will mesmerize you with their simple living and great hospitality. Now, we move to Ranakpur famous for its marvelously carved Jain Temples. As we move forward, Nathdwara comes to our sight. Being a pilgrimage, Lord Krishna temple is the prime attraction here. Here you can shop a bit of pichhwaris - cloth painting, to decorate the walls of your house. You may have your lunch at the road side 'dhaba' - local restaurant, which are famous for offering hygienic Indian food. Later, we transfer you to the Udaipur hotel and overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 : Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra
This morning have a quick breakfast and set off for the airport to catch flight for our next destination- Jaipur to catch our onward train to Agra. Your evenings are at leisure. Let the moon rise up the sky and covers the entire horizon with its magical sparks, laying down a panorama to have the most glorious vista of your life - The Taj Mahal in its shimmering moonlight charms. The world famous monument Taj Mahal - the living symbol of eternal love built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. You will be engulfed by the bewitching beauty of the Taj in the soft moon light. Capture these precious moments in your camera as they will not come again. Overnight at the Agra hotel.
Day 13 : Agra
Once again Taj Mahal in its morning glory. You will be taken by special horse cart ride to reach the royal gateway of the Taj. As you cross the gate, Taj Mahal, with all its glory is standing just at a distance of few steps! Touch the walls embellished with intricate marble inlay to believe that you are actually in Taj Mahal. Don't forget to have a picture of yours and your beloved with the wonderful monument at the back. From hereon, we take you to the Government Emporium, where you can book for the outstanding marble furniture, which will be delivered at your desired place. But don't forget to get one miniature replica of the Taj for yourself. Enjoy the delicious biriyani and kebabs available just outside the Taj complex.
Red Fort (Agra Fort), another wonder from the Mughals, is our next stop. Our guide takes you to the palace where Emperor Shah Jahan spent his last days looking at the Taj Mahal from the carved arches. Peep through the window and see for yourself the magnificent sight of the Taj Mahal across the river.
Now, Agra offers various options when it comes to shopping. You can shop for everything from semi precious jewellery to Persian carpets to make your Agra tour memorable for whole life. But Agra tour is never complete until you taste petha- a sweet made from pumpkin. Overnight journey by train to Varanasi.
Day 14 : Varanasi - Sarnath
Morning in Varanasi welcomes you with a sacred feeling. Today we set out to discover the ancient temples of the city finding their place in Indian mythology for centuries. We make our first stop at the world famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The century old history behind this temple will amaze you. Tulsi Manas Temple, Bharat Mata Temple and the Durga Temple are our other destinations in Varanasi. But Varanasi tour is never complete until we take you to shop for some extravagant Benarasi Silk Sarees. Embellished with thin gold wire work, these dazzling sarees are famous worldwide.
After having a traditional Indian lunch with kachaudi - a combination of stuffed fried chapatis with potato curry, curd and halwa (a sweet made by semolina), we start our journey for the famous Buddhist pilgrimage - Sarnath just at a 20 minute drive from Varanasi. You will be awestruck with the feeling of breathing the same air and walking on the same earth as Lord Buddha did 2500 years ago. We will take you to Dhamekh Stupa - Seat of the holy Buddha swatch those four majestic lions nestling atop it, now a national emblem of India. The great architectural specimen is adorned with an elephant, a bull, a horse, a lion at the base and a 24-spoke Dharma wheel in the centre that will captivate you. Overnight at Varanasi.
We have arranged your accommodation in the cozy ambience of Chandela Hotel in Khajuraho. Relax in your luxurious suite over a TV Channel or just take a walk on the velvet grass of hotel garden or chill out at the bar. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 15 : Varanasi - Satna - Khajuraho
After breakfast, transfer to Satna via train. We will not stay at Satna, but just have a small holt to continue out drive to Khajuraho. Whole day is at sleisure. Relax, explore or do what ever you want to do. In evenings there is a light and sound show in the temple compound. The show takes you to re-live the day to day life of yore and make a rendezvous with the legends and history of the Chandela Temples. Overnight stay at Khajuraho.
Day 16 : Khajuraho
After breakfast, we will visit the alluring vistas of the erotic sculptures of Khajuraho temples. Visiting the most erotic creation of human hands in form of Khajuraho temples is a real treat to eyes. These sculptures are such a fine specimen of ancient architecture. The spectacular stone image portrays each and every human emotion that gives these stone sculptures a life. The spectacular lifelike images portrayed on the temple walls depict beautifully the human relationships from different perspectives. You will be amazed to find such sensuous carvings on the temple walls in a religious country like India. Every detail of the human mood and relationship has been so intricately etched out as if the stone comes alive with the human touch.
Your evening in Khajuraho is going to be memorable as we take you for the extravagant light and sound show in the temple compound. Make a voyage into the past as the show brings out the spectacular history and legends of the temples. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17 : Hyderabad
Have your breakfast early in the morning and get ready to fly to Hyderabad- the city of the Nizams. Check in the hotel and relax for sometime as an event full day is ahead. We start our Hyderabad tour by embarking for Golconda Fort located in the vicinity of the city. The guide will tell you about the extraordinary security of the fort which made it invincible. Come to an absolute dark room in the fort and wait for your guide to lit a matchstick; the twinkling mirrors embellished on the walls will make a burst of light leaving you mesmerized. Our next stop is Ramoji Film City, a wonderland in itself which caters to a plethora of Indian films shootings. See those famous locations finding place in the dance sequences of Indian films. Your lunch has been arranged in the sophisticated restaurant inside the film city. Later, you will be guided to the Char Minar, standing majestically in the midst of the city. Have a beautiful view of the city from the curved balconies of the Minar. Just outside the Char Minar, you will be lost in the colorful shop of Lad Bazaar. We bet, you can't discard the tempting call of the exquisite pearl studded jewellery. You can also adorn your wrist with the colorful glass bangles. Night stay in Hyderabad hotel.
Day 18 : Hyderabad - Chennai
We catch a early flight from Hyderabad to reach our next destination, Chennai. Relax for an hour in your luxurious hotel suite and then we start our tour to explore the city. The city tour includes visit to Fort St. George which houses the Fort Museum displaying rare pieces of weapons and uniforms of the British period and St. Mary's Church- the first Anglican Church in India. You will be amazed with the spectacular Dravidian architecture of the Kapaleeshwar Temple. The common sight of the city is the beautiful Tamil ladies adorned with Jasmine flower entangled to their long black hair and you can't stop but gazing them repeatedly.
We have arranged special South Indian cuisine for your lunch. Have traditional Tamil dishes like Idli (steamed rice cakes), Dosa (a pancake made from a batter of rice), Sambar, Uttapam and coconut chutney served on the banana leaf in Woodlands Hotel. After lunch we start for Cholamandal Artist's Village, a hub of painters and sculptors, within a stone's throw from the city. You will be mesmerized by watching the artistry of the locales. We recommend you to shop some exquisite piece of artifacts from here to make your Chennai tour memorable for years.
Late in the afternoon, a surprise waits for you. We take you to Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world. It's said, watching the sun set in Marina Beach, people turn romantic and poetic. So try for yourself, what the golden sand dunes of the beach has in store for you. While in Marina Beach, give a try to sweet coconut water and ask your nariyalwala (coconut seller) to churn out the malai (cream) from the shell. You will find it better than any cold drink of the world. Overnight in Chennai.
Day 19 : Thiruvananthapuram
In the morning we transfer you to airport to catch a flight to Thiruvananthapuram. There will be a backwater tour on the comfortable houseboats with air-conditioned bedroom decorated with eclectic collection of furniture. The enchanting view of the swaying palm trees creating silhouette on the emerald water are sure to raise your goose bumps. See the green countryside and simple villages of Kerala passing as you sail on the tranquil backwaters. You spend the night in the well equipped houseboats watching the twinkling stars of the sky. The soothing sound of the water rippling seems like a lullaby and takes you to the dream world. Your dinner is served in the houseboat in traditional Malayalam way.
Day 20 : Periyar
We continue our journey to Periyar. Nestled in the picturesque locations of Cardamom Hills, Periyar offers an absolute reward. Excite your adventure bone as we are taking you for the boat cruise on the Periyar Lake. This extravagant tour helps you to see the animals that include elephant, sloth beer, gaur and sambar along the shore of the lake taking a water break from their daily life. If lucky, you can even spot a tiger coming to quench his thirst.
Something very special is waiting for you in the evening. Enjoy a lively bonfire over delicious dinner outside your forest resort. Listen to the whispering of the woods as if nature is upto some conspiracy in this quaint forest of Periyar. Don't be scared it's simply the night spirits. Overnight at the resort.
Day 21 : Periyar - Aurangabad
Next day early morning we set out for the exploration of the forest, this time in a different way - we take you for jeep safari. You will have a hair-raising experience while finding the wild animals roaming around your jeep, unaware of your existence. Our guide will show you some of the endangered species - lion-tailed macaque and slender loris - who knows, perhaps they will not be there to welcome you in your next trip to India.
After you are finished with the safari tour, we start for Madurai airport to catch a flight to Mumbai. We will not spend much time in Mumbai as we have to catch the connecting flight for Aurangabad. Night stay in Taj Residency hotel in Aurangabad.
Day 22 : Aurangabad
Wake up early in the morning as today we are going to explore the world famous ancient caves of Ajanta and Ellora. After breakfast we start for Ajanta just at one and half hour distance from Aurangabad. You will be amazed to find the fine carvings decorating the century old temple facade. Amongst the all, Kailasa Temple needs special attention from your side for its remarkable architecture.
Our next destination is Ellora Cave- one of the highly visited World Heritage site. Adorned with the mythologies and philosophies of Buddhism, these cave temples are wonder to the world. You will wonder seeing the paintings on the wall still retaining the century old color. Pay special attention to the unique carvings of the caves that make them lighted throughout the day. Later we return to Aurangabad and continue our tour by taking a flight to Mumbai. (Airfare USD 85) Overnight at Mumbai hotel.
Day 23 : Mumbai
Here comes Mumbai, the city of dreams. We start our tour by paying visit to Prince of Wales Museum. Itself an architectural wonder, see those archeological findings dating back to 2000 BC. If you are not a painting lover, you will be so after watching the wide collection of Indian paintings. From hereon, we move to the wondrous hanging gardens perched at the top of Malabar Hill. Relax in the green lawns of the garden, a rare sight of Mumbai. Our other destinations in Mumbai include Flora Fountain, Haji Ali Dargah and Siddhivinayak Temple. While in Mumbai, suddenly you may be caught into crowd, don't worry, it is the shooting for Hindi Films.
We have planned something very special for your evening as we are taking you to the Juhu Beach. The high-spirited environment on the beach recharges you with excitement. See the crimson red sun slowly setting behind the quiet Arabian Sea. You may give a try to the famous Mumbai food pav-bhaji (bread-curry) and we are sure you will ask for more. Overnight at hotel.
Day 24 : Mumbai
Another day in Mumbai welcomes you. Get ready quickly as today we will be taking you to Gateway of India - Mumbai's most famous monument built to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Marry. Let's taste another popular street food of Mumbai- bhel puri- a unique preparation of puffed rice mixed with salt, coriander, onion and tamarind juice. From hereon, we take a boat ride for Elephanta Caves. You will be amazed to see how human hands have done magic with the rocks. The towering image of Lord Shiva acquaints you with the glorious past of the caves.
Your evening is kept to explore the Mumbai city and you can roam around the city according to your wish. We will take you to Jhaveri Bazar famous for its breathtaking diamond jewellery. Pick a ring for your beloved. Mumbai is the forerunner of Indian fashion. You can shop a bit from the exclusive shops and boutiques.
Here comes the end to the memorable journey in India. After a farewell dinner you will be transferred to airport and you can proceed for your onward destination.
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