Day 01:Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet and assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting Old & New Delhi.
OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.
NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur (By Road)
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in Jaipur.
Morning after breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. Continue sightseeing.
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Night stay at Jaipur.
Day 05: Jaipur – Pushkar (By Road)
After breakfast drive to Pushkar. Arrival Pushkar and check in hotel. Later visit Pushkar. Pushkar boasts temples, though few are as ancient as you might expect at such an important pilgrimage site, since many were deserted by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt. The most famous is the 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. Night stay at the Pushkar.
Day 06: Pushkar – Udaipur (By Road)
After breakfast drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur and check in hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay at the Udaipur.
Day 7: Udaipur
Morning after breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting the city is built in 1559. A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the city Palace Museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Also enjoy Boat ride at Lake Pichola. Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 8:Udaipur - Mt.Abu (By Road)
Morning after breakfast drive to Mt.Abu. Arrive Mt.Abu and check-in at the hotel. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Mt.Abu
DILWARA JAIN TEMPLE – These remarkable Jain temples are Mount Abu's main attraction and among the finest examples includes two temples in which the art of carving marble reached unsurpassed heights.
HOUSE OF ELEPHANTS - House of Elephants', with figures of elephants marching in procession to the temple entrance. The later ' Tejpal temple ' is dedicated to Neminath, the 22nd tirthankar, and was built in 1230 by the brothers Tejpal and Vastupal. The carving is so fine that, in places, the marble becomes almost transparent.
NIKKI LAKE – Nakki Lake is virtually in the heart of Mount Abu and is a big attraction with tourists. The lake takes its name from the legend that it was scooped out by a god, using only his nails, or nakh. It's a pleasant stroll around the lake - look for the strange rock formations. On the lake there is a dilapidated concrete boat-shaped snack bar. Night stay in Mt. Abu.
Day 9: Mt.Abu – Ranakpur – Jodhpur (By Road)
Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur en-route visit Ranakpur. Visit world famous Jain Temple Ranakpur. The exceptionally beautiful Ranakpur complex is one of the largest and most important Jain temple in India. The main temple is the Chaumukha temple, or Four Faced Temple, dedicated to Adhinath. Built in 1439, this huge, superbly crafted and well-kept marble temple has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, no two alike. After visiting continue drive to Jodhpur. Arrive Jodhpur and check-in at the hotel. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 10: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer (By Road)
Morning after breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Mehrangarh Fort, the original fort was constructed by Rao Jodha in 1459 after whom the city has been named. See the cenotaph Chattri of Kiratsingh Sodha, Jayapol, Fatehpol, Lohapol, Phool mahal, Zhanki mahal, moti mahal and a museum in the fort which has interesting artifacts. Jaswant Thad, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Clock Tower. After sightseeing drive to Jaisalmer. Arrive Jaisalmer & check in at the hotel. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 11: Jaisalmer
Morning after breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer visiting the burnished sandstone Jaisalmer, Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificent fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli (Mansion) and Salim Singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets, which are supreme examples of the art. Evening enjoy camel ride – along with culture program and Dinner. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 12: Jaisalmer – Bikaner (By Road)
Morning after breakfast drive to Bikaner. Arrive Bikaner & check-in at the hotel. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bika Ji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner's dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gates. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, and Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Night stay in Bikaner.
Day 13:Bikaner – Mandawa (By Road)
After breakfast drive to Mandawa. Arrival Mandawa and check-in the hotel. Later proceed on a city tour of Mandawa Visit Mandwa , found in 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants. See beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle, one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collections of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum. A walking tour of the painted 'havelis' of some of the leading business families of the country. Night stay in Mandawa.
Day 14: Mandawa – Bharatpur (By Road)
Morning after breakfast drive to Bharatpur. Arrive Bharatpur and check-in at the hotel. Later visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary on rickshaws. The most Spectacular water- bird Sanctuary features nesting indigenous water- birds and migratory birds. From October till December, the indigenous water- birds nest around the lake, from December on the migratory Geese, Duck and Cranes are the main feature of the bird sanctuary. Night stay in Bharatpur.
Day 15: Bharatpur - Agra (By Road)
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra. Arrive Agra and check-in at the hotel. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Agra the home of the immortal Taj Mahal, the inimitable poem in white marble is the first expression of love of an Emperor Shahjahan for his queen Mumtaz Mahal. This great monument was completed in 1653 AD. Agra Fort, the imposing structure on the banks of the river Yamuna is replete with priceless examples of craftsmanship in the Mughal period, including the beautiful pearl Mosque; it was designed and built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 AD. Night stay in Agra.
Day 16: Agra – Delhi (By Road)- Chennai (By flight))
Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to airport to board the flight for Chennai. Arriva Chennai and check-in at the hotel. Night stay in Chennai.
Morning after breakfast proceeds for city sightseeing tour of Chennai. Chennai is the gateway to South India and the fourth biggest metropolitan city of the country, Chennai is residence to a huge variety of heritage attractions. Later visit Kapaleeshwarar Temple, St. Mary’s Church, Saint Thomas Cathedral, Sri Parathasarathy Temple devoted to Lord Krishna, an ancient Shiva Temple and the National Art Gallery and Museum. Night stay at Chennai.
Day 18: Chennai – Tanjore (By Road)
Morning after breakfast drive to Tanjore. Arrive Tanjore and check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in Tanjore.
Day 19: Tanjore – Madurai (By Road)
Morning after breakfasts check-out from the hotel and proceed for city sightseeing tour of Tanjore. Tanjore is also called the city of temples, Tanjore is dotted than 74 temples - the most famous of which is the Brahdeeswarar Temple, built more than thousand years ago by King Rajarajan. The temple is one of the finest examples of Dravidian temple architecture. Visit this fascinating temple and the Thanjavur Palace. Also visit the Saraswathi Mahal Library containing rare collections of ancient books and manuscripts in various languages on various subjects. After sightseeing drive to Madurai. Arrive Madurai and check-in at the hotel. Night stay in Madurai.
Day 20: Madurai – Periyar (By Road)
Morning after breakfast check-out from the hotel and visit the great Meenakshi Temple dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva with its towering gopurams (rising high above the surrounding country side). The Tirumala Nayak Palace - A gracious building in the Indo saracenic style, famous for the Stucco work on its domes & arches. Also visit the Alagar Hills and Tirupara Kundran Rock temple. After sightseeing drive to Periyar. Arrive Periyar and check-in at the hotel. Night stay in Periyar.
Day 21: Periyar – Allepey (By Road)
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and visit Periyar. A wildlife centre and scenic hill station in central Kerala, you will be taken to Spice Village Resort. The resort is nestled in the wilderness of Periyar in the western ghats of Kerala. After visiting drive to Allepey. Arrive Allepey and check-in at the hotel. Night stay in Allepey.
Day 22: Allepey – Cochin (By Road)
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and visit Allepey. The coastal town of Allepey on the Arabian Sea is the Venice of the East, for the numerous canals that meander through the town. Bathing in the backwaters on the Vemband Lake is refreshing. This town holds a thrilling event of snake-boat race every year in August. It is also known for its cashew nuts, coir trade, rice, pepper crops & coconuts. After visiting drive to Cochin. Arrive Cochin and check-in at the hotel. Night stay in Cochin.
Day 23: Cochin
Morning after breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Cochin. Cochin is the natural harbour created by the famed underwater Malabar mud-banks whose quality ensures that the rougher the seas are outside the calmer the waters are within the Harbour. Vasco-de-Gama placed it on the world map. It has a Jewish synagogue, Portuguese churches, mosques & Hindu temples. Watch the Chinese Fishing Nets. Night stay in Cochin.
Day 24: Cochin – Coimbatore (By Road)
After breakfast drive to Coimbatore. Arrive Coimbatore and check-in at the hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing tour Coimbatore. It is also called the ‘Manchester of South India’ because of major commercial centre. Coimbatore is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu and the 15th largest urban agglomeration in India. The Coimbatore region has been ruled by the Cholas, the later Pandyas, and the Vijayanagar Empire. Madurai Nayaks are believed to have been named after a chieftain called Koyan. In the 17th century, the city became a part of the Kingdom of Mysore until conquest by the British East India Company. Night stay in Coimbatore.
Day 25: Coimbatore – Ooty (By Road)
Morning after breakfast drive to the queen of hill stations Ooty, known for its salubrious climate and scenic beauty. Later proceed for sightseeing to Ooty Lake, Botanical Gardens, Dodda Betta, etc. Proceed to Conoor to visit Tea Gardens, Sim's Park and Dolphin's Nose. Later visit various film shooting points in Ooty. Night stay in Ooty.
Day 26: Ooty – Mysore (By Road)
Morning after breakfast drive to Mysore. Arrive Mysore and check-in at the hotel. Later visit Mysore Palace, one of the major attractions of Mysore. Mysore Zoo where you can see some of the rare species of wildlife. In the evening visit world famous Brindavan Gardens expanded over 150 acres. The musical fountain and light show adds attraction to the gardens. Also visit Chamundeeswri temple and Tipu’s summer palace. Night stay in Ooty.
Day 27: Mysore - Belur – Halebid (By Road)
After breakfast drive to Belur. Arrive Belur and transfer to the hotel. The superbly preserved Chennkesava Temple here is a tribute to the skill and genius of the medieval craftsman. Later visit Halebid temple 10 kms. From Belur, a riot of carvings left incomplete after 80 years of labour. Night stay in Halebid.
Day 28: Halebid – Bangalore (By Road) -Mumbai (By flight)
Morning after breakfast drive to Bangalore. Arrive Bangalore and departure transfer to airport to board the flight for Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai and check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in Mumbai.
Day 29: Departure
After breakfast proceeds on a city tour of Mumbai. Visit Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar hill offering a panoramic view of Marine Drive and Chawpatty beach, Prince of wales museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India and drive through the Crawford market. After visiting departure transfer to airport to board to the flight for onward journey. Tour ends with sweet memories...