: 28 Nights / 29 Days
: Delhi - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur
- Mount Abu - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi -
Madras - Tanjore - Madurai - Periyar - Allepey - Cochin - Coimbatore - Ooty
- Mysore - Belur - Halebid - Bangalore - Mumbai
Day - 1
- Arrival Delhi
Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel where a welcome ceremony
awaits you. Girls dressed in traditional Indian attire anoint your forehead
with 'a red tikka' followed by ceremonial garlanding.
Day - 2
After a leisurely breakfast embark on a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi
including the Red fort and the Jama masjid, post lunch tour of New Delhi to
include Qutab Minar, India Gate, Humayun's tomb and the Lakshmi Narayan
- Delhi - Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur, the fabled 'pink city' of the desert named after
Jai Singh, the former Maharajah of Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur by lunch and check
inn to your hotel. After Lunch and some rest visit the City Palace, the
royal residence of the Maharajah of Jaipur and later visit the Observatory
dating back to the 18th century and also visit the Palace of winds (Hawa
Mahal). Evening enjoy your dinner with cultural Rajasthani folk dance
Day - 4
- Jaipur - Pushkar
Morning after breakfast visit the majestic Amber Fort where you ride up on
elephants back to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop
of wooded hills. Later explore shopping centres of jaipur and drive to
Pushkar. Arrive Pushkar and check inn to your hotel. Evening enjoy the camel
Day - 5
Enjoy the various events and activities in Pushkar fair the whole day.
Day - 6
- Pushkar - Udaipur
After breakfast drive to Udaipur (the Venice of the east). Arrive Udaipur
in the evening and check inn to your hotel.
Day - 7
After Breakfast make a visit to the City Palace, built in 1725 and later
visit Sahelion ki Bari, the gardens the maids-of-honour. After lunch make a
trip to Nagda and Eklingji to see the beautiful temples in their ruins.
Day - 8
- Udaipur - Mt.Abu via Ranakpur
Morning drive to the only hill resort of Rajasthan Mt.Abu enroute visiting
the famous Jain temples of Ranakpur. Arrive Mt.Abu and check inn to your
hotel. Evening at leisure.
Day - 9
- Mt.Abu - Jodhpur
Morning at leisure to enjoy the scenic beauty of this hill station. After
lunch transfer to Jodhpur.
Day - 10
Start the city tour of Jodhpur visiting the Mehrangarh Fort museum and
Jaswant thada, the cremation spot of the royal family. After lunch visit the
ancient capital of Marwar-Mandore.
Day - 11
- Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Morning drive to Jaisalmer situated deep in the heart of the Thar desert.
Arrive Jaisalmer and shortly after lunch visit the Chhatris of Maharwals and
later Camel ride at Sam for sunset.
Day - 12
- Jaisalmer - Bikaner
Leave for Bikaner and arrive by lunch. After lunch make a tour of Junagarh
Fort and its fabulous palaces.
Day - 13
- Bikaner - Mandawa
After breakfast transfer to Mandawa (an old castle in Rajasthan). Post
lunch session includes a small visit of Mandawa to appreciate the painted
Havelis on the ancient and the famous silk route.
- Mandawa - Bharatpur
Drive to Bharatpur (famous for keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary). Evening make
a visit to the sanctuary.
Day - 15
- Bharatpur - Agra
Early morning make a visit to the sanctuary to see the birds in their
natural habitat. After breakfast drive down to Agra (The city of Tajmahal).
Arrive Agra by lunch after a tour of the beautiful city of Fatehpur Sikri,
the Old capital of Mughal emperor Akbar. Post lunch tour of the world famous
Tajmahal and of the Red Fort. Later explore the shopping centres of Agra.
Evening enjoy special cocktail dinner.
Day - 16
- Agra - Delhi - Madras
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to Delhi domestic airport to connect
flight to Madras. Arrive Madras in the evening and check inn to your hotel.
Day - 17
Full day city tour of Madras including the Snake park and Kapaleeswara
temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the museum.
Day - 18
- Madras - Tanjore
Morning drive to Tanjore and check inn to your hotel. Evening at leisure.
Day - 19
- Tanjore - Madurai
Morning start the tour of Tanjore visiting the Brihadeshwara Temple, a
typical architecture from the 11th century. Later visit the Saraswati Mahal
Library. After lunch depart for Madurai , arrive in the evening and transfer
to your hotel.
Day - 20
- Madurai - Periyar
Morning visit the world famous Meenakshi Sundereshwara temple, a huge
Dravidian temple complex. After lunch depart for Periyar wild life
sanctuary. Arrive Periyar in the evening and check inn hotel.
Day - 21
- Periyar - Alleppey
Morning boat cruise on the lake to get a closer look at the wild elephants.
Later drive to reach the small beautiful town of Allepey situated on the
backwaters of Kerala.
Day - 22
- Alleppey - Cochin
After breakfast boat cruise on the backwaters of Kerala (three hours from
boat) and than continue by Road to Cochin. Arrive Cochin and visit the
Chinese fishing nets in the backwaters of Cochin. Overnight at boat.
Day - 23
Sea Boat Ride To Visit Various Islands And Churches, Santa cruz Basilica,
Mattancherry Palace, Jewish synagogue, Dutch palace, St. Franchis. Overnight
- Cochin - Coimbatore
After breakfast drive to Coimbatore also called the 'Manchester of South
India'. Arrive by lunch and soon after lunch visit the Maruthamalai temple.
Day - 25
- Coimbatore - Ooty
Morning drive to the queen of hill stations,Ooty known for its salubrious
climate and scenic beauty. Arrive Ooty by lunch and rest of the day is at
Day - 26
- Ooty - Mysore
Morning depart for Mysore (wonderful historic town and evidence city to
exhibit the oldest Indian richest economy). Arrive by lunch and shortly
after lunch visit the Mysore Palace, once the capital seat of power of the
ruling Wodeyars. Also visit the Brindavan Garden, Chamundeeswri temple,
Tipu's summer palace.
Day - 27
- Mysore - Belur - Halebid
Transfer to Belur, 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.
Day - 28
- Halebid - Bangalore
Drive to Bangalore to catch flight to Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai in the evening
and transfer to your hotel.
Day - 29
- Mumbai and Departure
After breakfast proceed for a half day city tour of Mumbai visiting 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
Evening Transfer to international Airport in time to board flight for