Tour Itinerary

Duration :
25 Nights / 26 Days

Destinations :
Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Mumbai - Kochi - Alleppey - Thekkady - Munnar - Madurai - Thanjavur - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Chennai

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Tonight, a traditional welcome on arrival at Delhi International airport by our company’s representative and transferred to your hotel for 02 nights stay

Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast proceed for a guided city tour of Old & New Delhi covering Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi - Father of the Nation, then we will drive towards to the historical building Red fort for a photo stop along with this historical monument, explore old Delhi’s through the narrow long-winded lanes of Chandni Chowk and enjoy rickshaw ride from Red fort towards to Jama Masjid through the narrow streets of chandni chowk. Jama Masjid - The great mosque of Old Delhi is the final architectural extravagance of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. India Gate - built in the memory of the soldiers who laid down their lives during world war I. Drive Pass Parliament & President house and Governments buildings, then through the Diplomatic Area for a short drive to Qutab Minar – the tallest and famous towers in the world. The minaret is 234 feet high and the highest individual tower in the world.

Evening at leisure to have relax at the hotel or optional activities.

Day 03: Delhi – Varanasi
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi airport to catch your flight to Varanasi - the spiritual capital of India (also known as Kashi and Benaras).

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for 02 nights stay, later experience an evening rikshaw ride to the ghats to enjoy the grand ‘Aarti’ ceremony conducted everyday at sunset by white-robed priests. The young priests sway in seemingly choreographed movements, worshiping the river goddess with incense, flowers and earthen lamps.


Day 04: Varanasi
Enjoy an early morning boat ride on the Holy River Ganges. See the ‘bathing ghats’ where thousands of pilgrims pay homage to the Sun God by immersing themselves in the holy water of River Ganges, and the ‘burning ghats’ where cremations are conducted.

Return to hotel for breakfast. Later, visit Sarnath, the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 6th century BC to 12th century AD. The Ashoka pillar of Sarnath is the national emblem of India. Visit the ruins, stupa, Buddhist temple and the Sarnath Museum.

Evening at leisure to stroll around this holy city

Day 05: Varanasi – Khajuraho
Today, you will be transferred to Varanasi airport to catch your flight for Khajuraho - a UNESCO world heritage site in central India, famous for its erotic sculptured temples.

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for overnight stay. Later visit the enchanting temples of Khajuraho with sculptures that draw their inspiration from the ancient art of Kama sutra. Khajuraho Temples were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD.

Day 06: Khajuraho – Jhansi – Agra
After breakfast, embark on your drive to Jhansi. En-route visit Orchha, a medieval riverside town known for its palaces and temples. Apart from the famous landmarks like Jahangir Mahal and Laxmi Narayan Temple, the town is peppered with fascinating little shrines and memorials.

After visit, board Shatabdi Express train for Agra – the city of Taj Mahal.

Shatabdi Express # (Dep. 1800 hrs / Arr. 2030 hrs)

Upon arrival in Agra transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Ranthambore
Early morning, enjoy a sunrise visit the most beautiful building one of the wonder of the world TAJ MAHAL built by Shah - Jehan in memory of his beloved wife MUMTAJ after her death as her memory, also visit the historic Agra fort - ever since Babur defeated and killed Ibrahin Lodi at Panipat in 1526, Agra played an important center of Mughal Empire. Akbar chose this city on the bank of River Yamuna as his capital and proceeded to build a strong citadel for the purpose. It is said that he destroyed the damaged old fort of Agra for the purpose and raised this grand group of monuments instead in red sandstone.

Later in the afternoon, embark on your drive to Ranthambore, one of the largest and most celebrated parks in Northern India. Home to a stunning variety of wildlife, including tigers leopards and sloth bears, the park is nestled between the Aravalli and Vindhya mountain ranges, sprawling over an area of 400 square kilometres.

En-route to Ranthambore, make a brief stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone Mughal palatial complex. within the complex lies a mosque built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and dedicated to Sheikh Salim Chisti, a Muslim Sufi Saint who blessed Emperor Akbar with a son.

Continue your drive, upon arrival check into your hotel for 02 nights stay.

Day 08: Ranthambore
Morning & Evening enjoy Jungle safari within the Ranthambore National Park, one of the prime examples of Project Tiger's conservation efforts. The park's forests were once the leading hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, but due to steady pressure from environmentalists the park became government protected in 1955 and in 1972 a tiger reserve.

You may also visit the Ranthambore Fort, the fort is believed to have been built in 944 A.D. by a Chauhan ruler. The fort had many buildings inside of which only a few have survived the ravages of wars and time. Among the remaining ruins, the two pavilions, Badal Mahal and Hammirs court and parts of the royal palace give an idea of the old grandeur. For water supply there are two rain fed reservoirs in the fort.

The fort also has an old temple devoted to lord Ganesh which attracts a lot of pilgrims and visitors.

Day 09: Ranthambore – Jaipur
After breakfast embark on your leisure drive to Jaipur - popularly known as the Pink City because of its pink coloured buildings, founded in 1727 AD by one of the greatest rulers of the Kachhawaha clan, the astronomer king Sawai Jai Singh. It was designed by the brilliant architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya.

Upon arrival in Jaipur, check into your hotel for 02 nights stay.

Day 10: Jaipur
This morning excursion to Amber fort where you will enjoy an Elephant ride to reach a top of the fort, a fine amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim architecture and ornamentation, built in the 16th century.

Later visit, the City Palace complex with its various museums where you can see a beautiful collection of Royal Rajput, weapons and miniature paintings. Then visit the fascinating Jantar Mantar, the ancient astronomical observatory built by the Maharaja of Jaipur, which is the largest stone observatory in the world. Also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a remarkable five storied building along the main street of the old city with semi-octagonal and delicate honey-combed sandstone windows.

Rest of the day at leisure to explore the many facets of Jaipuri crafts such as semi precious jewels, pottery, colourful embroidered fabrics with mirror work, woven carpets etc – watch artisans at work and enjoy souvenir shopping in this colourful city of Jaipur.

Day 11: Jaipur - Jodhpur
After breakfast embark on your drive to jodhpur, the second largest city of Rajasthan founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 and known as Cultural capital, is a popular tourist destination featuring many palaces, forts and temples set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert. The city is known as the Sun City as well as the Blue city due to the indigo tinge of the white washed houses around the Mehrangarh Fort.

Upon arrival check into your hotel for overnight stay, later after freshen up enjoy village safari to nearby Bishnoi villages. The Bishnoi’s are a eco Friendly sect of Hindu religion, one of the different community of Rajasthan who are famous for their Rajasthani rich cultural and their true love for nature and animals during the safari will visit Salawas (the village weavers), Kakani (the village of Potter's and block printers), Gudha village (Where you can spot wild life) also you will have a chance to visit the local families to know more about them.

Day 12: Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur
After breakfast, enjoy city tour of Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort. It is positioned at a peak of 125m elevated mount. The fort is sheltering the museum with superb compilation of palanquins, Elephant encumber, imperial cribs, outfits & furnishings, Also visit Jaswant Thada, a white marble monument built in 1899 in reminiscence of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.

Later in the afternoon, embark on your drive towards to most romantic city Udaipur known as the City of Lakes and Venice of East was the historic capital city of the erstwhile Kingdom of Mewar.

En-route to Udaipur, visit Ranakpur Temples, famous for marvelously carved “Ranakpur Jain temples” in amber stone. It is one of the five holy places of the Jain community. These temples were created in the 15th century AD during the reign of Rana Kumbha and are enclosed within a wall. The central Chaumukha or four faced temple is dedicated to the venerated Tirthankara Rishabhji. Open on all four sides, it enshrines the four faced image of Adinath. Sprawling over 48,000 feet, the temple is an astounding creation with 29 halls and 1,444 pillars, all distinctly carved.

Continue your drive, upon arrival check into your hotel for 02 nights

Day 13: Udaipur
After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Udaipur covering City Palace, a fascinating compilation of structures added by a variety of Maharanas (Kings) after Udai Singh constructed in the year 1725. The splendor of the Palace begins right from its entry at the northern Tripoli Gate that carries us to the middle patio, the most excellent place to sight the facade of filigreed terrace & elaborated cupola – topped loom. Also visit Sahelion ki Bari known as the – Garden of Maids of Honour which is a decorative backyard constructed by Maharana Sangram Singh for his daughter & the women’s of the Queen's patio. Decorated with a number of spouts, swimming pool and chiseled pavilions.

Visit the Indo – Aryan Jagdish Temple, constructed in the year 1651 AD by Maharana Jagat Singh. It is the principal and the most gorgeous shrines of Udaipur with notable sculpted descriptions.

Evening, enjoy a refreshing boat ride on lake pichola and appreciate the surrounding beauty of the city including the magnificent Lake Palace.

Day 14: Udaipur – Mumbai
Early morning, you will be transferred to Udaipur airport to catch your flight to Mumbai. Mumbai is India´s finance centre, the economic powerhouse of the nation, heart of the Hindi film industry and the industrial hub of the country. India's largest Stock Exchange which ranks as the third largest in the world, Here, trading of stocks is carried out in billions of rupees every day.

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for overnight stay. Later enjoy excursion to Elephanta island, located 10 km away from the Gateway of India. There are a lot rock cut temples present in these caves, which are as old as 5th century. The Elephanta island was named by the Portuguese, after the statue of an elephant near the corridor area of the island.

Also visit Gateway of India, Hanging Garden, Dhobi Ghat, Wales of Museum Marine Drive etc.

Day 15: Mumbai – Kochi
Today, you will be transferred to Mumbai airport to catch your flight to Kochi.

Kochi - 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.

Upon arrival check into your hotel for overnight stay. Later in the evening witness the Kathakali dance performance + make up demonstration - Kathkali is a unique dance which has a 2000 year old history with more than 100 different ‘mudras’ or gesture depicting deities, demons, heroes, heroines and kings - each based on episodes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana, the two epic Indian myths.

Day 16: Kochi – Alleppey
After breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing of this city visiting the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, the Church of St. Francis and the famous Chinese fishing nets.

Later embark on a short drive to Alleppey and embark on Kettuvallam - a typical Kerala’s houseboat towards to Alleppey through the Vembanadu Lake. Enjoy sailing through the spectacular backwaters, where the languid pace and lush tropical scenery is interrupted only by close-up glimpses of traditional village-life.

Enjoy staying in a traditional house boat through the famous backwaters.

Day 17: Alleppey – Thekkady
After breakfast embark on your scenic drive through tea and spice plantations and blue hills to Thekkady which is also known as Periyar. Periyar sprawled over an area of 777 sq. kms and famous for its Periyar National park and the spice plantations.

Upon arrival check into your hotel for overnight stay. Later after freshen up enjoy visiting the spice plantations of cardamom, pepper, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, etc which are grown in and around Periyar.

Day 18: Thekkady – Munnar
After breakfast, embark on your scenic drive to Munnar, one of the most naturally gorgeous hill-stations in South India. The word of "Munnar" means three rivers. 3 mountain streams Madurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala are joining together here. The previous, mainly in Devikulam Taluk of Idukki district, Munnar is usually known as the Kanan Devan hills or the High Ranges. The natural beauty, calmness and mild cold climate throughout the year makes it pleasant place for the stay for both Indian as well as foreigners.

Upon arrival, check into your hotel for 02 nights stay. Evening at leisure to walk around your hill resort.

Day 19: Munnar
After breakfast enjoy the city tour of this beautiful town visiting Mattupetty lake and dam, a very beautiful picnic spot, enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and appreciate it. You can enjoy boating in the lake (optional) and view the Mountains and landscapes from a far. Also visit Eravikulam National Park, a natural habitat of the rare mountain goat - Nilgiri Tahr and home of Aniamundi (2695m) the highest peak of South India.

Evening visit the Tea plantation and the tea museum, one can satiate their curiosity on different stages of tea processing and also learn about the production of black tea.

Day 20: Munnar – Madurai
After breakfast, embark on your drive to Madurai, the ancient southern Indian city of Madurai that has earned the sobriquet, 'Athens of the East', is a place of great historical importance. Said to be the oldest city in South India, Madurai is situated on the banks of the sacred river Vaigai, eternalized in Lord Shiva's exploits in the 'Halasya Purana'.

Upon arrival check into your hotel for 02 nights stay, rest of the day at leisure to have relax or own activities.

Day 21: Madurai
This morning, enjoy a city tour of this beautiful city of Temples Madurai visiting the exquisite Meenakshi Temple, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam Temple that you shall to visit if you are in south India also visit the Thirumalai Nayak Palace and Thirupurak Kundram Temple etc.

Evening attend the night ceremony at Meenakshi temple. This is a ceremony that takes place every evening when the temple bronze of Lord Shiva is carried to the bed chamber of Parvati, the procession is accompanied by religious prayer and temple music.

Day 22: Madurai – Trichy – Thanjavur
After breakfast, embark on your drive to Thanjavur which is also known as Tanjore. En-route to Thanjavur visit the ‘Rock Fort Temple of Trichi which rises abruptly to a height of 273 ft. A steep staircase cut into the rock leads upto the Fort. At the first level are the remnants of a huge hall blasted into ruins in 1772. The next storey is the Mathrubhuteshwarer Shrine dedicated to Shiva. Finally at the top of the hill, the 'Uchhi Pillayar Koil' - a Ganesh Temple offering a commanding view of the city.

Continue your drive, check into your hotel for overnight stay. Evening at leisure

Day 23: Tanjore – Mahabalipuram
After breakfast enjoy a city tour of Thanjavur, known as the "Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu" and famous for the Brahadeeswarar Temple (dedicated to Lord Shiva). The temple was constructed more than thousand years ago by the King Rajarajan Cholan, an architect's marvel. Thanjavur was the royal city of the Cholas, Nayaks and the Marathas.

Later in the afternoon embark on your drive to Mahabalipuram, upon arrival check into your hotel for 02 nights stay.

Day 24: Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram
After breakfast enjoy visiting Mahabalipuram - a beautiful place lies on the Coromandel coast which faces the Bay of Bengal known for its Shore Temple and Arjune’s Penance is thepride of not only Mahabalipuram and Tamilnadu visiting Shore Temples - One of the earliest structural temples in South India dedicated to lord Shiva and Vishnu.

Later in the afternoon have an excursion of Kanchipuram, One of the seven sacred cities of India, Kanchipuram is appropriately called the golden city of thousand temples, the place served as the capital of the Pallavas the powerful dynasty of south India.

Day 25: Mahabalipuram – Chennai
After breakfast embark on your short drive to Chennai, previously known as Madras a capital city of Tamil Nadu State and is the fourth largest metro city of our country India. The city grew up around the English settlement of Fort Saint George and steadily absorbed the surrounding villages & towns etc. However, despite the strong British influence, Chennai has hold on to its traditional Tamil Hindu culture and effectively blend it with the foreign influence Upon arrival check into your hotel for overnight stay, later after freshen up visit Fort St. George, Marina Beach, Santhome Cathedral etc.

Day 26: Chennai (Departure)
Today, you will be transferred to Chennai International airport to catch your flight to fly back home.

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