|Duration : 24 Nights / 25 Days|
Destinations Covered: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin - Mumbai - Udaipur - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi
DAY 01 - ARRIVE CHENNAI
On arrival our representative shall meet you at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to hotel. Overnight hotel stay.
DAY 02 - ARRIVE CHENNAI
Today enjoy the Sightseeing Tour of Chennai visiting the Fort St. George, St. Thomas Mount, San Thome Cathedral, Kapaleeswar Temple and the National Art Gallery. Overnight stay will be at Chennai.
DAY 03 - CHENNAI / KANCHIPURAM / MAHABALIPURAM
Today you will make a drive from Chennai to Kanchipuram, which is 76 kms. & 2 hrs. drive. Sightseeing tour of Kanchipuram visiting the Kailasanthar Temple, Ekambareshwarar Temple, The Vardarajanperumal Temple and the Sakkiswarar Temple. Afternoon drive to Mahabalipuram, which is 65 kms. and approx. 1.5 hrs. drive. Transfer to hotel. Overnight stay will be at Mahabalipuram.
DAY 04 - MAHABALIPURAM / CHENNAI / MADURAI
Today you will drive back to Chennai Airport to board the flight to Madurai. On arrival in Madurai transfer to hotel. Evening to relax. Overnight stay will be at Madurai.
DAY 05 - MADURAI
Madurai is a 2,600 years old famous temple town of south India. In the morning visit the famous Meenakshi Temple, Mariamman Teppakulam (Great Tank) and the Palace of Tirumalai Nayak. In the evening, revisit the Meenakshi Temple for prayer ceremony. Overnight stay will be at Madurai.
DAY 06 - MADURAI / PERIYAR
After breakfast, you will be driven to Periyar. Arrive and check into the Hotel. Afternoon, enjoy an exciting boat cruise on Periyar Lake for wildlife viewing. Overnight stay.
DAY 07 - PERIYAR / KUMARAKOM
After breakfast, you will be driven to Kumarakom. Arrive and check into the Hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 08 - KUMARAKOM
Early morning go for bird watching at the bird sanctuary. Later come back to the resort for the breakfast. Rest of the day at leisure. Relax & enjoy your stay at Kumarakom. Overnight stay.
DAY 09 - KUMARAKOM / KOTTAYAM / ALLEPPEY
After breakfast proceed to Alleppey. Check-in at the houseboat which will take you to enjoy the magic of Alleppey-Kumarakom by going on a Houseboat (Kettuvallam) cruise across the backwaters. Spend the next 24 hours in your floating villa. Enjoy the backwaters of Kerala by getting a glimpse of the village life at close quarters; a unique and unforgettable experience. Enjoy the sunset & stay overnight on the house boat. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight stay.
DAY 10 - ALLEPPEY / COCHIN
Arrive at Alleppey in the morning and disembark the Houseboat. Later we proceed to Cochin (56 km-1 hr) by surface. Also famous as Kochi, Cochin is one of the most famous historical cities of Kerala. Cochin is also famous for its exceptionally beautiful backwaters and beaches. Arrive at Cochin and check into the hotel. Evening, enjoy a Kathakali Dance Show in a Theatre. Overnight stay.
DAY 11 - COCHIN / BOMBAY
Breakfast will be at hotel. Thereafter enjoy a sightseeing tour of Cochin. Visit the famous Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), St. Francis Church and the Jewish Synagogue. Also see the giant Chinese Fishing Nets being lowered on the famous Vasco Da Gama Square, offering a spectacular view to its visitors. Afternoon fly from Cochin to Bombay. On arrival in Bombay transfer to hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 12 - MUMBAI
Morning, one hour boat ride across Mumbai Harbor brings you to the lush green Elephanta Island and its famous caves, filled with the carvings and sculptures dating to 550A.D. Here, visit some of the huge and intricately carved cave temples that date back to the 8th century, and which are dedicated to the Hindu Sun God - Shiva (Closed on Monday).
Afternoon, sightseeing tour of Mumbai. Visit the Prince of Wales Museum (Monday closed) here you will see its extensive collection of fascinating 18th & 19th century miniature paintings; elegantly carved ivory artworks; and a rich collection of Nepalese and Tibetan art, among other fine works of art. Also visit the Gateway of India overlooking the Harbor; and the Dhobi Ghat, the unique and colorful outdoor 'laundry'. Drive up to the Malabar Hill to the lovely Hanging Gardens and the Kamla Nehru Park from where you will get a wonderful view of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea, spread out before you. Also visit Mani Bhavan, a small museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi; and the bustling Crawford Market. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 13 - BOMBAY / UDAIPUR
Breakfast will be at hotel. Later transfer to domestic Airport to board the flight Udaipur. On arrival in Udaipur transfer to hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 14 - UDAIPUR
Today morning full day city tour covering - Saheliyon-Ki-Bari - The garden for the maids of honour of the queen. Jagdish temple - dedicated to Lord Vishnu & approachable by a broad flight of steps, the shrine is a rectangular platform on the lines of Indo-Aryan style of architecture, City Palace - located aside of Lake Pichola. Evening Boat ride at Lake Pichola. Overnight stay.
DAY 15 - UDAIPUR / JAIPUR
Breakfast will be at hotel. Later transfer to Airport to board the flight Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur transfer to hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 16 - JAIPUR
In the morning take an excursion to Amber fort with joy ride on an Elephant. In the afternoon take a city tour covering City Palace - occupies a large area divided into a series of courtyards, gardens & buildings and a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture, Royal Observatory - An observatory with some rare qualities to its credit and the Bazaar etc. Overnight hotel.
DAY 17 - JAIPUR / AGRA
Morning drive to Agra 235 Kms. 5 hrs. drive approx. en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri (Old Deserted town of Mughal Dynasty) Jama Masjid, The Buland Darwaza, Palace of Jodha Bai, Birbal Bhawan & Panch Mahal. On arrival at Agra check into the hotel Overnight stay.
DAY 18 - AGRA
Morning city tour covering Taj Mahal - a poem written in white marble, the most extravagant monument ever built for love, Red Fort - a visit to the fort in 'Agra' is must since so many of the events which lead to the construction of the Taj took place here, Itmad-ud-daula's Tomb - The tomb is of particular interest since many of its design elephants overshadow the Taj. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 19 - AGRA / JHANSI / ORCHHA
After breakfast transfer from hotel to the railway station. Meeting and assistance upon arrival and proceed to Orchha. Orchha, overlooked by the modern era, this beautiful medieval town, was once the capital of Bundela Kings. Built along the banks of the river Betwa, flowing through a rugged countryside, it still retains the captivating air of a bygone era. Amongst the various imposing edifices, of particular interest are the Jehangiri Mahal, built by Raja Bir Singh Deo to commemorate the visit of Moghul Emperor Jehangir, the Raj Mahal and the Laxminarayan temple, both noted for their fine Frescoes and Mural paintings. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 20 - ORCHHA / KHAJURAHO
Today morning drive to Khajuraho. On arrival Khajuraho check in to Hotel. Later enjoy city tour of Eastern / Western group of temples which includes Laxmi & Varha temples Kandariya Mahadev, Devi Jagdamba temples etc. Overnight hotel.
DAY 21 - KHAJURAHO/ VARANASI
Transfer to airport to catch flight to Varanasi, on arrival transfer to hotel. In the afternoon take an excursion to Sarnath. Overnight hotel.
DAY 22 - VARANASI
Varanasi's principle attraction is the string of bathing ghats, which line the western ghats of Ganges, enjoy boat ride at dawn. After breakfast visit the Ghats, Tulsi Manas temple, Alamgir temple, Bharat Mata temple etc. Day free to roam about. Overnight hotel.
DAY 23 - VARANASI/ DELHI
Today you will transfer to airport catch the flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to Hotel.
DAY 24 - DELHI
Morning combined city sightseeing Old and New Delhi covering Jama Masjid - The largest mosque in Asia, Red Fort-The red stone magic, Gandhi memorial-The memoir of father of the nation. Sightseeing India Gate - The memorial of martyrs, Parliament House - The govt. head quarters, Humayun Tomb and Qutab Minar. Overnight hotel.
DAY 25 - DELHI - INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE
On time transfer to international airport to board the flight for onward journey.