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Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi at; (Terminal 3). On Arrival at International airport our company representative will be waiting with placard having your name and he will assist you and transfer to hotel by air conditioned car. On arrival check-in and free at leisure. Welcome Dinner With Indian Family to Start with Indian Culture and Hospitality. Overnight Delhi Hotel.
Day 2 : Old Delhi
Breakfast at hotel. Later do sightseeing tour of Old Delhi visiting the Raj Ghat, the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India; and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire. In the afternoon take a sightseeing tour of New Delhi visiting the Humayun's Tomb. Drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House and the President's Residence. Lotus Temple - is one of the most incredible architectures of the Bahai faith. It is situated at Kalkaji, a place close to New Delhi. The temple has been constructed to resemble a lotus flower. The huge lotus flower has been made out of marble, dolomite, cement, and sand. The temple does not impose restrictions on any visitor and has been thrown open to people of all religions. Qutub Minar - in 1199 AD and his descendant Shamsu'd-Din- Iitutmish completed the works on this magnificent structure by adding three more storeys. The exquisitely carved minaret has a number of storey’s and inscriptions all round the tower. This monument of fervent historical interest. Overnight Delhi Hotel.
Day 3 : Varanasi
Breakfast at hotel. In time departure transfer to Airport to catch flight for Varanasi (SG-116/0935HRS.–1100 hrs,). On arrival met by our company representative and transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Sarnath Temple & Museum and then in the Evening Aarti - An evening ritual (Aarti) performed by the priests on the banks of river Ganga is a highly enchanting and divine experience. Lamps are seen floating on the river, immersed after the ritual. A splendid aura of lights and chants fills the atmosphere in the evenings. Overnight Varanasi Hotel.
Day 4 : Varanasi
Early morning boat excursion on the holy river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation site( burning dead body’s). Watching people bathing and worshiping at the ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India. Morning visit to - the Bharat Mata Temple, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas mandir. Breakfast at hotel. Later do full day sightseeing and visit Banaras Hindu University which has an art gallery, Kashi Vishwanath Temple etc. and then city tour. Overnight Varanasi Hotel.
Day 5 : Khajuraho
Breakfast at hotel. Free till departure. In time departure transfer to Airport to catch flight for Khajuraho (9W-723/1215 HRS. – 1255 HRS. ). On arrival meet and assist at Airport and transfer to Hotel. After check-in sightseeing of Khajuraho and visit Western side of Temples . Overnight Khajuraho Hotel.
Day 6 : Khajuraho
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast full day sightseeing and visit – Eastern side Temples, Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Devi Jagdamba Temple, Chitragupta Temple, Vaman Temple, Laxmi Temple etc. Overnight Khajuraho Hotel.
Day 7 : Orcha
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast drive to Jhansi via sightseeing of Orcha Fort. Arrive Jhansi Railway station to catch Shatabadi Express Train for Agra at: 1730 hrs./ Arrive Agra at: 2020 hrs. On arrival meet and assist at Agra Railway station and transfer to hotel. Overnight Agra Hotel.
Day 8 : Agra
Breakfast at hotel. Full day sightseeing of Agra and visit - Taj Mahal for a speculative view of this wonderful monument at the time of Sunrise, the architectural modern day wonder of the world; this monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Taj, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. Back to hotel. After breakfast the tour continues with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort, which lies across the river Jamuna. followed by visit to Pearl Mosque and the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father and city sightseeing. Overnight Agra Hotel.
Day 9 : Fathepur Sikri Fort
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast drive to Jaipur en-route sightseeing of Fathepur Sikri Fort - built by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar in honor of Saint Salim Chisti, who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwane Khas, Punch Mahal, The Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza. Visit to - Chand Baroi – Chand Baroi Stepwell, Abahaneri Village in Dassua district near Jaipur. It’s lying between Agra and Jaipur highway and just 5-7 km. inside village area and later drive further to reach Jaipur. On Arrival check-in at hotel. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight Jaipur Hotel.
Day 10 : Jaipur
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast do full day sightseeing of Pink City - sightseeing tour of City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum. 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, all monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex of Jaipur. In the evening visit to Birla Temple, speculator white marble temple, glitters in the in the night. Evening - At the time of dinner visit to Chokhi Dhani - an ethnic 5 star resort serving Rajasthani & Continental cuisine with live music, astrology, games, folk dances and music, puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village. Overnight Jaipur Hotel.
Day 11 : Bikaner
After breakfast drive to Bikaner - Founded by one of the scions of the Jodhpur, Bikaner's 15th century combines adventure with enterprise. In later centuries, as an ally of the mughals and the British, it was able to develop as a modern state, though its architectural attractions remain splendidly Rajput. One of the principal outposts of the desert, it is also a major center for camel breeding.
Places to visit – Junagarh Fort + Lalgarhgarh Palace + Camel Breeding Farm + City Sightseeing. Overnight Bikaner Hotel.
Day 12 : Drive to Jaisalmer
Drive to Jaisalmer - Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. On arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon leave for SAND DUNES IN SAM Dunes. We will arrange excursion to sand dunes at SAM SAND DUNES - Sam Sand Dunes are situated at a distance of approximately 42 km from the city of Jaisalmer. Located in the midst of the Thar Desert, these sand dunes are amongst the most famous ones in Rajasthan. Radiating laid-back vibes, Sam Sand Dunes, near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan totally enchant you with their fascinating sights. The old ruins and the various temples in this area are a must see. The best way to enjoy the Sam Sand Dunes of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan is through an overnight trip. One of the most pleasurable moments comes at the time of the sunset. Enjoy Music, Rajasthani Dance, Dinner and Camel Safari at Sam Dunes. sightseeing of Jaisalmer and visit places like – Fort & Palaces, Ancient Havelis + Gadi Sagar + Jain Temples + Folk Museum. Overnight Jaisalmer
Day 13 : Jodhpur
This morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur - Rao Jodha who claimed descent from Lord Rama founded the former capital of Marwar state, in 1459. The massive fort – Mehrangarh – came first and around it grew the city of Jodhpur protected by a high stonewall with seven gates and countless bastions. Today, the city has grown to become the second largest city of Rajasthan while still maintaining its medieval character. A flourishing trading center in the 16th century, Jodhpur is still one of the leading centers for wood, cattle, camels, salt and agricultural crops. However, the past is never very far behind and Jodhpur boasts of some very fine reminders of this glorious past – palaces, forts, temples and other elegant monuments of architectural and historical value. Places to visit – Meherangarh Fort + Jaswanth Thada + Umaid Bhawan Palace & city sightseeing. Overnight Jodhpur Hotel
Day 14 : Jodhpur
Breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion to Bishnoi Village community - Rajasthan Wildlife Tour invites you to indulge in a wonderful Guda Bishnoi village tour that would surely be an amazing experience. Located at a distance of 25 km from Jodhpur, the Guda Bishnoi village is just like an inviting oasis that beckons you with its charm and serenity. As part of your Guda Bishnoi village tour, get to know the brave Bishnoi populace of Rajasthan who simply worship nature. In fact, they are so protective about their surroundings that they would rather die than let anything happen to it. Is indeed astonishing to see the inherent harmony between nature and the Bishnoi tribe that dates back to a very long time. Besides, don't be surprised to see wild animals roaming about freely without any fear of attack. Rows of neat huts welcome you to this traditional village where people lead a vegetarian existence and jealously guard their environment. Overnight For Channwa (Luni).
Day 15 : Udaipur
This morning after breakfast drive to Udaipur via sightseeing of Rankapur Temples - Ranakpur Temple is a beautiful structure carved in stone. Renowned for its fabulous architectural style, Ranakpur temple is situated in Ranakpur village that falls under Pali district of Rajasthan. For the followers of Jainism, Ranakpur temples are of great importance, as they make one of the five major pilgrimage sites. Drive to reach Kumbhalgarh Fort - Rana Kumbha of Mewar built this great defensive fortress on a 3,500 feet (1,100 meters) high hill overlooking the approaches from Ajmer and Marwar. Today, precisely because it is within easy reach of Udaipur, Jodhpur. Drive further to reach Devigarh. Overnight Udaipur Hotel.
Day 16 : Udaipur
Breakfast at hotel. Full day sightseeing of Udaipur - Possibly no city in Rajasthan is quite as romantic as Udaipur even though the state is replete with fantastic hilltop fortress exotic fairy-tale palaces and griping legends of medieval chivalry and heroism. Founded in 1566 by Maharana Udai Singh following the final sacking of Chittorgarh by the Moghul emperor Akbar, Udaipur rivals any of the world-famous creation of the Moghuls with its Rajput love of the whimsical and its crafted elegance. Places to visit – City Palace & Museum + Jagdish Temple + Saheliyon Ki Badi + Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal + City sightseeing. Overnight Udaipur Hotel.
Day 17 : Ahmadabad
After breakfast drive to Ahmadabad which is just 220 km from Udaipur. Check-in at hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight Ahemdabad Hotel.
Day 18 : Ahmadabad
Breakfast at hotel. Full day sightseeing of Ahemdabad and visit places like - Gandhi Ashram, Jama Masjid, Hutheesinh Jain temple and adalaj stepwell and night halt in Ahmedabad. Overnight Ahemdabad Hotel.
Day 19 : Sasan Gir
After breakfast depart for Sasan gir. Check into the resort and refresh. Visit the surrounding flaura and fauna. Move out for birdwatching in evening before sunset and explore opportunities to spot other mammals and reptiles near your resort in the most natural habitat. Overnight Sasan Gir Resort.
Day 20 : Sasan Gir
Early morning do Jungle Safari between (6 am – 9 am.) Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast visit Kamleshwar Dam, diu beach. Overnight Sasan Gir Resort. (Wednesday safari closed)
Day 21 : Sasan Gir
Early in the morning we shall depart for Sasan gir national park for lion safari. Return to the resort around breakfast time. After breakfast we shall depart for somnath. Check into the hotel in somnath and refresh. Visit the somnath temple and later depart for other sightseeing like triveni ghat which is very close to somnath temple and is the meeting point of 3 rivers i.e. “Hiren” ”Kapila” & ”Saraswati”. You can also visit the Bhalka tirth, where Lord Krishna is believed to have renounced his earthly Body. Overnight Somnath Hotel.
Day 22 : Porbandar
Early morning we shall depart for Dwarka via porbandar. Porbandar is the Birth place of Mahatma Gandhi. His first home “Kirti Mandir” is now a museum where a sense of his presence can be still felt. Later we shall move towards Dwarka. check into the hotel refresh and visit Dwarka temple for evening Arti and Overnight Dwarka Hotel.
Day 23 : Dwarka
Early morning refresh and depart for Bet Dwarka, Nageshwar temple, Gopi talav, Rukmini temple and later move towards Rajkot and check into the hotel refersh and visit Rotary Doll Museum, and Overnight Rajkot Hotel.
Day 24 :
After breakfast transfer to airport to catch flight (9W-4395/ 0645 – 0745 HRS.) FOR Mumbai. On arrival transfer to hotel. Later do full day sightseeing of Mumbai with guide and visit places like - Elephanta Caves by Boat, Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Dhobi Ghat and Victoria Terminus and city sightseeing. Overnight stay at Mumbai hotel.
Day 25 : Aurangabad
Breakfast at hotel. Free till departure. In time departure transfer to Railway Station to catch train for Aurangabad (Mumbai Aurangabad Jan Shatabadi Express Train No. 12071 / at: 1350 hrs./ Arrive at:2035 hrs.). On arrival pick up by our company representative at Station and transfer to hotel. Overnight Aurangabad Hotel.
Day 26 : Aurangabad
Breakfast at hotel. Full day sightseeing of Ajanta Caves - The Ajanta Caves have 30 rock cut Bhuddhist caves and it is 106 km from Aurangabad. The basic designs of the caves are called ‘Chaitya grihas’ and ‘Viharas’. Five caves are Buddhist cathedrals and the remaining 25 are monasteries. The Chaityas are large, rectangular chambers separated by rows of pillars. They are decorated by sculptures and murals which depict the many incarnations of Buddha. The Vhharas are rectangular shaped halls. They have series of small cells which are attached on both sides. Opposite to the entrance is an image of Buddha. Overnight Aurangabad Hotel.
Day 27 : Ellora Caves
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast visit Ellora Caves - The Ellora Caves are listed in the world-heritage list. They are located about 30 km from Aurangabad. The Kailash Temple of the Ellora caves is the most attractive and masterpiece of the creator. The Kailash temple in the Ellora caves is one of the world’s largest and massive sculpture. It was curved out of a rock with the help of 7000 laborers and took nearly 150 years to complete. The shrines are a mix or both Hindu and Jain faiths. Cave number 32 is famous for a glorious Yakshi statue and beautiful ceiling paintings. Afternoon sightseeing of Bibi Ka Maqbara - The monument Bibi Ka Maqbara was built in 1679 AD by Aurangzeb’s son. He built it in memory of his mother Rabia. Ata Ullah was the architect and he based the design on the Taj Mahal. The memorial is built of sandstone with plastered walls and has a marble dome. It has an flowery wall around with an entrance which provides the best view of the memorial. The enclosure of the tomb is made of marble and is octagonal. Sunheri Mahal - The Sunheri Mahal was constructed by a Bandalkand chief who came with Auranzeb into the Dakhan. The Mahal is located in Paharsingpura, which is a suburb of Aurangabad. The structure is made of stone and lime. The Mahal has a high pedestal but it is now in dilapidations. The paintings in the Mahal were once painted of gold and so the name Sunheri Mahal. Overnight Aurangabad Hotel.
Day 28 : Mumbai
Early morning around 5.15 am in time departure transfer to Railway station to catch (Mumbai Aurangabad Jan Shatabadi Express Train No. 12072 / at: 0600 hrs./ Arrive at:1245 hrs.). On arrival meet and assist at Railway Station and transfer to Airport to catch flight for Cochin (G8-336 / AT:1635 HRS. – 1830 HRS.). On arrival meet and assist by drive and transfer to hotel in Chennai. Overnight Cochin Hotel
Day 29 : Cochin
Breakfast at hotel. half day sightseeing of Cochin, Visit the famous Dutch Palace - with its wonderful mural painting the entire story of the Ramayana in its walls, Jewish Synagogue, Jews Street, St.Francis church, Chinese fishing net - are huge cantilevered fishing net & the indo-Portuguese Museum. Afternoon drive to Munnar. Overnight Munnar Hotel.
Day 30 : Cochin
Breakfast at hotel. Checkout from Cochin hotel after breakfast, and we take you to Munnar (140 Kms / 04 Hrs). Throughout the journey enjoy beautiful streams small water falls, Rubber, Pepper cardamom and Tea plantations and thick forests, God has blessed his own country with incomparable beauty on arrival at Munnar sightseeing trip of Munnar – covering some of the major sightseeing - Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake, Blossom Garden, Rajamalai, Eravikulam Wildlife sanctuary home of Nilgiry Thar (very rare mountain goat), considering the ecological faunal, floral, geo- morphological and zoological significant & Tea Plantation & Tea Plantation. Overnight stay in Hotel, Munnar. Dinner and Overnight Munnar Hotel.
Day 31 : Thekkady
After breakfast, drive to Thekkady (153 Kms and 4 Hrs drive). On arrival check in at Hotel. Afternoon is at leisure and Evening free for personal activity. Dinner & Overnight Thekkady Hotel
Day 32 :
After breakfast go for a spice plantation Tour to see crops of cardamom cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estate (Optional) & later for boating in the Periyar lake- its centre piece of Periyar Wildlife sanctuary also Periyar Tiger reserve, man made lake of the height of 2000 ft, enjoying view the wildlife at the Periyar tiger reserve (Optional). Later return to hotel for overnight stay in hotel. Dinner & Overnight Thekkady Hotel
Day 33 : Alleppey
After breakfast, transfer to Alleppey to check in to houseboat (170 Kms and 5 Hrs drive) and overnight at houseboat. (Houseboat will move form 1200 Hrs Noon to 1800 Hrs Evening and Morning 0600 Hrs to1000 Hrs). Dinner and Overnight Deluxe Houseboat
After breakfast, drive to Kovalam (225 Kms and 5 ½ Hrs drive). Check into Hotel. After relaxation go for a half day sightseeing of Kovalam, Visit of Padhamanabha Swamy temple, Museum, Horse Palace, Art Gallery. Kovalam considered as the Paradise of the South. It consists of three adjacent crescent beaches and also picture perfect tropical beaches. Rest of the day at leisure on the beach. Dinner and Overnight Kovalam Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Kanyakumari for same day tour (100 Kms and 2 ½ Hrs one side drives). On arrival Kanyakumari proceed for sightseeing of Kumari Amman Temple, Gandhi and Vivekananda memorial, evening enjoy the beautiful sunset and drive back to Kovalam. Dinner and Overnight Kovalam Hotel.
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Jim & Stephanie Arellanes - Costa Mesa, California USA
Reviewed: Oct 19, 2016
We have used INB Vacations/Mohan Thakur for two amazing trips to India & we are currently planning our third tour under the direction of Mr. Thakur. Both trips were awesome: from Delhi to the lions of Gir Forest to Assam and the endangered white rhinos. We were well cared for--our drivers & guides were excellent! -- We were completely relaxed and just enjoyed the scenery. We have recommended INB Vacations to friends and they were happy with the services rendered too!
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Reviewed: Oct 18, 2016
Used the services of INB Vacations when i visited India for the first time in 2010. Mr Thakur and his team were very good in looking after us ........ in the planning stages Mr Thakur was very prompt in responding to all correspondence and also very flexible in accommodating all our needs. He chopped and changed the itineraries until we got it down to a tee. The execution of the trip was also on point.....as with everything ....there were a couple minor hiccups through no fault of the company or their staff but all were resolved efficiently, professionally and very promptly. I was so happy with their services ..... i thoroughly enjoyed my trip to India the first time round ..... i returned after 2 years in 2012 and once again without a second thought got in touch with INB Vacations to help sort out my package including accommodation and travel arrangements. Even the second time and his team exceeded our expectations. I would recommend their services to anyone out there who is looking for tailor made and customised itineraries for India at affordable and very reasonable prices.
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