Royal Heritage Gujrat Rajasthan Tour Packages covering Delhi Bikaner Jaisalmer Jodhpur Udaipur Ajmer Pushkar Ranthambore Jaipur Bharatpur Agra Orcha Khajuraho Varanasi Bodhgaya Nalanda Rajgir Patna Darjeeling Kaziranga CalcuttaBhubneshwar
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Day 1: Arrive Delhi
After a long planning, you finally reach at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. You will find our company representative waiting at the airport lounge for your welcome. He will immediately take care of your luggage and transfer you to the car. En-route he will give you some brief about your tour package. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
The warmth of Delhi welcomes you at your very first morning in the city. Our tour starts with the visit to Old Delhi which treasures three of the major attractions of Delhi. The majestic Red Fort also called Lal Quila in Hindi, houses a number of palaces inside which flaunt the royal life style of the kings and queens of the yore. Just opposite to the fort, situated Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques of India. Don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t forget to cover your head and leave your shoes before entering the premises. Now we take you to Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square), the century old market. Walk through the congested and crowded lanes and see those blazing gold ornaments, with whom you will fall in love at the very first sight. After lunch we move towards India Gate. You will love to mingle with the high spirited crowd turned up here. You can have a camel ride or horse ride or just sit quietly in the green grass watching little street children playing with the fountain water. In the evening we take you to the old Fort for the extravagant light and sound show. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Bikaner (By Overnight Train)
After having breakfast in the morning we take you to Qutab Minar, the five storey red brick minaret fascinating the world for centuries. See those Arabic inscriptions carefully decorating the minar facade. Now we start for Akshardham Temple, a wonder of modern era. The captivating sight of 20000 statutes and floral motifs amazes you as how human fingers can create magic. Now let\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s go for shopping. The circular market of Connaught Place is the ultimate stop for the shoppers. Pick some colorful wrist band or garlands made of semi precious stones matching with your dresses. After having an early lunch at \\\\\\\'Fire\\\\\\\', the Indian restaurant of \\\\\\\'The Park\\\\\\\'. Back to hotel & checkout at 12:00 Hrs. Evening transfers to Railway station to connect overnight train to Bikaner. Overnight in Train.
Day 4: Arrive Bikaner
Upon morning arrival transfer to hotel. Bikaner lies in the center of the hot Thar Desert. The old city is encircled by a seven-km-long city wall with fine entrance gates, constructed in the 18th century. The city is mainly interesting for the superb large fort and palace, built of the same reddish-pink sandstone as Jaipur\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s famous buildings. Afternoon visit half-day city tour of Bikaner visit to Junagarh Fort, Museum & Lallgarh Palace. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Wake up early in the morning, have your breakfast and we start for our next destination, Jaisalmer (320 km). Jaisalmer Founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D., the remote location of Jaisalmer kept it almost untouched by outside influences, even during the days of the Raj. In Medieval times, its prosperity was due to its location on the main trade route linking India to Egypt, Arabia, Persia, Africa and the West. Jaisalmer is a marvel of beautiful culture and harsh climatic conditions, together amounting to a memorable experience. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Jaisalmer
This morning have a quick breakfast and set off for the Jaisalmer Fort sitting comfortably atop the Trikuta Hill. You will be amazed to know that one third of the city population still resides inside this massive fort. Visit those excellent Jain Temples and Palaces embellished with intricate architecture. Stand a while in the fort and see the golden city spread below, it seems like some golden bricks are fringed in the golden dish.
Later, we take you to visit the havelis (mansion) of Jaislamer that were built by the affluent merchant\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s families. As you walk through the Patwon Ki Haveli, Nathmalji Ki Haveli and Salim Singh Ki Haveli, you will realize that they were no less than kings. See those colorful frescoes and miniature paintings which will leave you praising the immense skill of the craftsmen. Pick some antique jewellery or artifacts from the shops attached to the havelis.
Savour the dazzling desert as we take you for the enthralling camel safari while wheezing the essence of the sand dunes. Much has been written about the desert sun set, explore for yourself for the first time how this be watching sight affects you. We have arranged a splendid night arrangement for you. Spend your night in the luxurious Swiss Camps on the Sam sand dunes. Enjoy the folk song and dance performance of the local artists converting the simple night into intoxicating one.
Day 7: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Wake up in the beautiful sight of the desert outside your tent. After breakfast checkout from hotel. We move towards the railway station to catch a train to Jodhpur. This amazing Indian train journey sometimes even passing through the desert of the Thar seems to take you to a golden land.
Our representative is there to receive you at the Jodhpur railway station and will transfer you to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Jodhpur
Jodhpur welcomes your first morning in the city with all its passion and warmness. Have your breakfast quick and we start for our first stop, Mehrangarh Fort. Situated on a steep hill, the fort has been guarding the city for centuries. While entering the fort, see those bear marks of siege on the huge gates telling the story of the yore. Pay special attention to \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Shringar Chowki\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\', the royal throne of Jodhpur preserved in Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace). Walk a few steps and you are inside the imperial Mehrangarh Museum. See those miniature paintings, portraits and weapons still narrating the heritage of the dynasties.
We now take you to Jaswant Thada, an imposing white marble cenotaph located just half a kilometer from the fort. Walk on the lush green gardens while viewing the cremation of the Jodhpur rulers.
We have kept your evening for some shopping exploration. We take you to Sarafa Bazaar where you can pick some real precious jewellery for yourself or for your family member. Overnight at hotel.
Musician Group - Udaipur
Day 9: Jodhpur - Udaipur
After having breakfast at hotel leave Jodhpur proceeds for Udaipur. Udaipur, situated in the state of Rajasthan, means the \\\\\\\'City of Sunrise\\\\\\\' has manifold attractions like imposing marble palaces, enchanting cool lakes, luxurious green gardens, and old temples. It has so many lakes and palaces that it is often called as the \\\\\\\'City of Lakes and Palaces\\\\\\\'. Upon arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Udaipur
Morning after Breakfast half-day city tour to visit Jagdish Temple, Maharana Jagat Singh built the Jagdish temple, which is in the centre of the old town and to the north of city palace, in 1651. This temple is dedicated to God Vishnu and has a shrine with a black stone image of lord Vishnu as Jagannath (Lord of the universe), City palace & Museums and Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden of the Maids of Honour, is in the north of the city. This small ornamental garden has fountains, kiosks, marble elephants and delightful lotus pool. Rest of the time free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Udaipur - Ajmer & Pushkar
After having breakfast in the morning, we start for our next destination, Ajmer. Ajmer is flanked between barren hills and Ana Sagar Lake. First we take you to Hazrat Moinuddin Chisti\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Dargah, a world famous Sufi pilgrimage. It\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s said devotees of all religion come here twice; first to make a wish and the next time to offer the chaddar (curtain) to the Dargah after the fulfillment of the wish. Our next destination is the Mughal Emperor Akbar\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s palace which is Government Museum now. See those century old weapons and miniature paintings standing testimony to the glorious yore. After lunch we start for Pushkar just at half an hour drive from Ajmer.
After relaxing for some time in Hotel, we start our tour with a visit to famous Pushkar Lake. A dip into the lake is believed to be very pious. If you wish you can also take a holy bath into the lake. We now move to the Brahma Temple, which is the only temple in the world where Lord Brahma (Creator of the Universe) is worshiped. Later, we take you for a camel safari through the golden sand dunes of the desert. Experience the mesmerizing sun set while riding over a camel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Pushkar - Ranthambore
After having breakfast in the morning, we start for our next destination, Ranthambore. Ranthambore National park (Closed from 01 June to 30 Sep every year) is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. The tigers can be easily spotted even during the day. Upon arrival transfer to Hotel. we take you for an enthralling safari in Ranthambore National Park. Let\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s go for a jeep safari following the tiger trails through the deciduous jungle terrain. Our experienced guide will help you to have a glimpse of the most frightening animal of the jungle - tiger. Make a good use of your handy cam and store your fascinating experience in it. After having a delicious lunch at your hotel, we take you to visit Ranthmbore Fort. The view of the park and the three lakes from the top of the fort is nothing but amazing. Come to a wide spread shade of trees located just at the foot of the fort and you will be bewildered to know that it is actually only one banyan tree under which you are standing.
In the evening have some chats with the fellow tourists over the adventurous experience of the jungle safaris. Our guide will also join you with some amazing incidents of his life. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Ranthambore - Jaipur
In the morning we again take you for another jeep safari through the jungle. See the fresh look of the jungle still wet in the dew drops. After a short jungle safari we start for our next destination, the pink city Jaipur.
As we arrive Jaipur, you will be transferred to hotel. Later, we start for Amber Fort situated at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur. Since perched atop a hill, we arrange exciting elephant ride to reach the fort. The reflection of the majestic fort on the Maota Lake offers a beautiful sight to behold. Have a panoramic view of the royal city Jaipur from the fort.
We have kept your evening for some cultural events. We take you to watch the entertainment shows including puppet shows, folk music and dance. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Jaipur
The morning in Jaipur starts with all its warmth. Have your breakfast and get ready quickly as today we are going to explore the Nahargarh Fort situated at the vicinity of the city. Our guide will tell you a number of interesting stories behind this sky kissing fort. While in the fort, do give a look at the Man Sagar Lake and the surrounding area fascinating you with its bewitching beauty.
From here on, we move towards the city and we make our first stop at City Palace. Discover the sprawling complex of the palace which comprises of courtyards, gardens, temple and a museum inside. Pay your special attention to that life like images of the kings which seem like looking at you only causing a spine chilling experience of yours. Hawa Mahal, our next destination is one of the finest examples when human need meets the artistry. The intricately carved small windows and screens glorifying the pink facade of the palace a must see in Jaipur.
Jaipur tour is not complete until you to do a lot of shopping in the bustling markets of the city. You will be engulfed with the colorful artifact or crafts bedazzling the shops. Purchase some jewelleries or bandhni (tie and die) clothes for which Jaipur earns a world wide fame which is no less than its palaces and forts. Evening free for leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Day 15: Jaipur - Bharatpur
After having breakfast in the morning leave Jaipur proceeds for Bharatpur.Upon arrival check in at hotel. Relax for some time in the hotel and then we take you to the Keoladeo Ghana National Park - the wonderland of birds. We have arranged special rickshaw ride, which is the best way to peep through the mysterious life of the birds. Carry a binocular positively and you will love to see storks hopping mutely, egrets chirping or kingfisher unaware of the whole world waiting silently for its prey. In the evening we take you back to your hotel. You may swim at the swimming pool or just relax over some cocktail in the bar. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16: Bharatpur - Agra
After having breakfast leave Bharatpur proceeds for Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri the first planned city in Indo- Islamic architecture built in late 16th century by Mughal Emperor Akbar in honor of the great Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti. Fatehpur Sikri as his capital and the city was fully occupied for 14 years but slowly became deserted and ruined after Akbar left the city, Scarcity of water was the prime factor for the abandonment of this beautiful city. Later drive to Agra. Upon arrival in Agra transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Step out in the evening for some shopping in the small yet lively markets of Agra. Do not forget to buy yourself a miniature model of Taj Mahal. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 17: Agra Sightseeing
After a delicious breakfast, start the city tour of Agra visit to Agra fort containing the halls private and public audience and other places looking wise fully at the Taj Mahal from the Fort. Also visit Itmad-ud-daula Tomb. The queen of Jehangir and the daughter of Nurjahan built this tomb. It was in the year 1628 that the pioneer of the white marble tomb was constructed. It also houses the cenotaph of Nurjahan\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s mother Asmat Begum. Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) - One of the world\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s most beautiful and beloved structures built by emperor Shahjahan 1630 for his beloved and queen Mumtaz mahal after his death. Overnight at hotel.
Day 18: Agra - Orcha (240 km)
After breakfast at hotel leave Agra proceeds for Orcha enroute visiting Gwalior & Datia Temples. Gwalior Fort situated 100m above the town; the fort hill is about 3 km long. There are several things to see in around the fort i.e. Jain Sculptures, Teli-ka-Mandir, Sasbahu Temples, Man Singh Palace, Gujri Mahal etc. After visiting Fort drive to the town & visit Scindia Museum & Palace where you will find its full of the bizarre items such as Belgian cut-glass furniture (including a rocking chair). Later drive to Orchha. Orchha\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time, a rich legacy to the ages. In this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly and the palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th centuries retain much of their pristine perfection. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the time free & overnight at hotel.
Day 19: Orcha - Khajuraho (185 km)
After breakfast Visit Jehangir Mahal - Built by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo in the 17th century to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jehangir to Orchha. Raj Mahal Situated to the right of the quadrangle, this palace was built in the 17th century by Madhukar Shah. Rai Parveen Mahal Chaturbhuj Temple: Built upon a massive stone platform and reached by a steep flight of steps, the temple was specially constructed to enshrine the image of Rama that remained in the Ram Raja Temple. Later drive to Khajuraho. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 20: Khajuraho - Varanasi (By Flight)
After Breakfast visit Western group of Temples. These temples were built during the Chandela period, a dynasty that survived for five centuries before falling to the Mughal on slaught. The temples are superb examples of Indo-Aryan architecture, but it\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s the decorations with which they are so liberally embellished that have made Khajurhao famous. Checkout at 1200 Hrs & in time transfer to Airport to connect flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Varanasi, the city of Shiva, on the bank of the sacred Ganges is one of the holiest places in India. Hindu Pilgrims come to bate in the waters of the Ganges, a ritual which washes away all sins. Late Afternoon visits the famous Ghats by boat & evening witness the Arti at Holy River Ganga. Return back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 21: Varanasi - Bodhgaya (240 Km)
After having breakfast at hotel drive to Bodhgaya.Bodhgaya, one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Relax & evening visit Mahabodhi Temple to see the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Bodhi\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' tree under which Prince Gautama attained enlightment and became Lord Buddha. Later visit Archaeological Museum and Buddha Statue. Overnight at hotel.
Day 22: Bodhgaya - Nalanda & Rajgir - Patna
After having breakfast drive to Rajgir (78 km), the capital of 6th century Magadha empire. Walk through the lanes of Rajgir where Lord Buddha spent many years. Visit Gridhrakuta, Sapataparni Cave and Ajatsatru Fort depicting the glory of the yore. After having traditional Indian vegetarian lunch with rice, curry and curd we move forward to Nalanda (15 km) famous for housing the world\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s oldest university. Visit the Monasteries and Buddhist temples rich with intricate architecture. But the Institute for research in Buddhism and Pali University is a must visit in Nalanda. Later drive to Patna (90 km). Upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 23: Patna - Calcutta (By Flight)
After breakfast transfer to Patna Airport to connect flight to Calcutta. The gateway city to eastern INDIA is three hundred years old. Calcutta grew to be the capital of the British Empire, with grand palaces, buildings, grand hostelries, and shops that traded in some of the finest goods of the world. Its many museums and libraries are a storehouse of information and archival wealth. Calcutta\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s beautiful buildings have not been eclipsed by the high-rises. There is a hint of the past everywhere, though visitors can never escape the present. It is a physical presence that makes for an amazing and bustling city. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit H/day Day city tour visiting Victoria Memorial A splendid example of British Architecture exhibiting British artifacts. Built entirely of white marble, one of Indias most beautiful monuments represents a unique combination of classical European architecture and Mughal motifs. The domed and white marble museum sprawls over 64 acres and is set in a landscaped garden at the southern side of the Kolkata\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s maidan (ground) near Jawaharlal Nehru Road. Botanical Gardens The extensive Botanical gardens are on the west bank of the Hooghly River over the Howrah Bridge, The gardens stretch over a km along the riverfront and occupy 109 hectares. They trace their origin to the 18th century and were initially administered by Colonel Kyd. The prime attraction here is the 200-year-old banyan tree, the palm house in the centre of the gardens is also worth a visit. Overnight at hotel.
Day 24: Calcutta - Darjeeling (By Flight)
After breakfast check out from hotel & transfer to Airport to connect flight for Bagdogra. Our representative will be there at the Bagdogra, the hill top airport of Darjeeling. Transfer to Darjeeling hotel. In the evening you may take rest at your hotel room or just walk around the windy and steep streets of the beautiful city with the snow laden Himalayan Mountains at the backdrop. If you are in Darjeeling, you must give a try to the mouth watering snack \\\\\\\'momo\\\\\\\' available in abundance here. Overnight at hotel.
Day 25: Darjeeling
Early morning before the sun rises we take you to Tiger Hill to see the spectacular view of the sunrise over Kanchenjunga and the great Eastern Himalayan Mountains. Even Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world is visible from here. Our next stop in Darjeeling is the magnificent Ghoom Monastery. While returning we will arrange Toy train ride for you. We also take you to visit Batashia Loop War Memorial, Zoological Garden, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tibetan Refugee Self-help Center. From here on we take you to the tea gardens and you can walk through the knee high tea plants and feel the fresh green tea leaves touching your body. Later we take you for some shopping. If you are a tea-lover, buy some good quality tea from Nathumall\\\\\\\'s Tea Room, which is not available anywhere in India. You can also pick some bright multi colored dresses \\\\\\\'buko\\\\\\\' worn specially by the women of Bhutan and Sikkim.Overnight at hotel.
Day 26: Darjeeling - Kaziranga National Park (By Flight)
Early in the morning we catch a flight to Jorahat. Our representative will be there to receive you at the airport and will transfer you to Kaziranga National Park, the abode of one horned rhino. Enjoy an enthralling elephant safari through the lush coffee and rubber plantation of the park. Trained mahouts will help you to spot rhino roaming around. Don\\\\\\\'t forget to catch the beautiful moment in camera thanking for the God\\\\\\\'s arrangement. Overnight at hotel.
Elephant Safari - Kaziranga National Park
Day 27: Kaziranga National park
After having breakfast we take you for an enthralling elephant safari with naturalist. Our experienced guide will help you to have a glimpse of the most frightening animal of the jungle - Rhino. Make a good use of your handy cam and store your fascinating experience in it. Return back to hotel. Overnight at hotel. Day 27: Kaziranga - Calcutta (By flight) After having breakfast transfer to Jorahat Apt to connect flight to Calcutta. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 28: Calcutta - Bhubneshwar (By flight)
Early in the morning transfer to airport to catch a flight to Bhubaneshwar. Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa, is also popularly known as the \\\\\\\"Temple City of India\\\\\\\". Being the seat of Tribhubaneswar or \\\\\\\'Lord Lingaraj\\\\\\\', Bhubaneswar is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre. Hundreds of temples dot the landscape of the Old Town, which once boasted of more than 2000 temples. Bhubaneswar is the place where temple building activities of Orissan style flowered from its very inception to its fullest culmination extending over a period of over one thousand years. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Pm visit Lingraj Temple, Khandagiri and Udaygiri Caves contain varieties of rock-cut caves, built mainly for the Jain monks around 1st - 2nd century B.C. The thirteen years lithic record of King Kharavela engraved in Hatigumpha (elephant cave) is a magnificent specimen of Pali records so far found in India. Overnight at hotel.
Day 29: Bhubneshwar - Konark - Bhubneshwar
After breakfast drive to Konark. It\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s time to discover some magical charm of the East Indian heritage. We take you to Konark (65 km from Bhubaneshwar) and you will be amazed to see the architecture of Konark Temple also known as the Sun Temple, which is in the form of a giant horse drawn chariot symbolizing the passage of time. See the beautiful carvings, sculptures and bas-reliefs embellishing the facade of the temple. Later we take you to Puri at a distance of 35 km from Konark. Relax in the beautiful beach and see the arrays of jhau plants making an excellent landscape of natural artistry. As the sun vanishes behind the waves, the sea seems to be colored in vermilion. Don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t forget to take some snaps of this unforgettable moment. Later you will be transferred to Bhubaneshwar. Overnight at hotel.
Day 30: Bhubneshwar - Hyderabad (By flight)
Early morning get ready to fly to Hyderabad, the city of Nizams. Our city tour starts with a visit to the magnificent Golconda fort situated in the outskirts of the city. Our guide will tell you the fascinating story behind this fort. As we enter into the fort by the huge Fateh Darwaza (Victory Gate), see those giant iron spikes attached to the gate to prevent elephant entering into the fort. You will be amazed to see the security measures taken by this fort which made it invincible in its time. Now we take you to Ramoji Film City, a wonderland which seems to have come out from the pages of fairy-tales. This is a famous spot for Indian film shooting and you may even find one going on. Have your lunch in the sophisticated restaurants inside the city. Later we make our move towards the Charminar which is synonymous with the identity of Hyderabad. Have a look of the city from the balcony embellished with the intricate inlay. See the unforgettable sight of the arch when illuminated in the evening. Later, we take you for some shopping in the Lad Bazar and you can pick some exclusive pearl jewellery. Overnight at hotel.
Day 31: Hyderabad - Chennai (By Flight)
Early in the morning transfer to airport to catch a flight to Chennai. As you reach in the Chennai airport, our representative will receive you and transfer you to the pre-booked hotel. We start our Chennai tour with a visit to the Fort St. George housing the Fort Museum and St. Marys Church - the first Anglican Church in India. We also take you to Kapaleshwar Temple whose intricate Dravidian architecture will leave you spellbound.
Chennai tour can be enjoyed properly with the delectable South Indian cuisine. We take you to Woodlands Hotel where you will have traditional Tamil dishes like Idli (steamed rice cakes), Dosa (a pancake made from a batter of rice), Sambar and Uttapam and coconut chutney in your lunch served on the banana leaf.
If for the whole day you are listening to the roaring of the sea from a far, it\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s the right time to visit it. We take you to Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world. Take a walk over the wet sand dunes while drinking the sweet coconut water and see the crimson sun finally going back to his abode for the day. Overnight at hotel.
Day 32: Chennai - Pondicherry (160 km)
After having breakfast drive to Pondicherry. The living monument of French culture and heritage. Our tour in Pondicherry include visit to the famous Sacred Heart Church and Villanur St. Lourdes\\\\\\\'s Church. Take a walk through the coastal area of the city on the polished road watching the French architecture and sculpture. As you listen to the local people around you speaking in French, for a second you may feel that you are not in India but in France. Overnight at hotel.
Day 33: Pondicherry - Trichy (255 /6 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Trichy. Trichy is an ancient city famous for its beauty of architectural monuments and culture and a must visit place for a tourist. It is considered as the India\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s top city for temples and monuments. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Pm visit Rock fort: The 83m high Rock Fort. The rock is one of the oldest in the world-approximately 3.800 million years, which makes it as old as the rocks of Greenland and older than the Himalayas. The sheer abruptness of its rise is a thrill in itself, but the actual centre of attraction is not the fort itself, of which very little remains, but the temple at the summit. 344 steps hewn out of rock lead to the top where there are inscriptions dating back to the 3rd century.B.C. St. Johns Church, This Church was built in 1821. It is completed with louvered doors and the usual array of florid plaques to the faithfully departed, most of whom seem to have fallen victim to Cholera, Malaria (or) Enemy bullets. Museums, It is located in Rani Mangammal Mahal near Super bazaar, Trichy. The museum will be open on all days except Friday\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s .Time 10.00 Hrs to 17 Hrs. There are so many sculptures like Mahavirar, Buddha, Vishnu etc. It has fossil, pre history megalithic, Paleolithic and Neolithic tools, Earthern moulds for metals, Inscriptions and palm leaf manuscripts, insects, reptiles, birds, mammals. Ancient sculptures like thirumal crawling Krishna, thirumal with consorts, Devi, durga, saint manickavasagar, Nataraja and Chandrasekhar are here. Tribal model of pachamalai hills, Thanjavur painting, Coins of India etc are also here. Overnight at hotel.
Day 34: Trichy - Madurai (160/3 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Madurai .Upon arrivals check in at hotel. Evening visit Palace of Nayak Trimula and Minakshi Temple to see the famous evening arty ceremony. Back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 35: Madurai - Periyar (150 KM/3 Hrs)
After early breakfast drive to Periyar. As the fragrance of cardamom touches, you know that you are very near to Periyar Tiger Reserve. After having lunch in the Forest Resort, we take you for an enthralling boat ride through the Periyar Lake. The cruise in the periyar gives you ample opportunity to spot a number of animals coming to quench their thirst. As the darkness covers the region, we take you back to your resort. Enjoy your dinner over a bonfire in midst of the jungle. Experience the mysterious night outside storing numerous secrets inside. Overnight at the resort.
Day 36: Periyar - Kumarakom/Alleppey
After breakfast drive to Kumarakom (120 km/4 Hrs), upon arrival transfer to Private Rice Barge (House Boat) for journey to Alleppey (20 KM). Enjoy and see the beautiful backwater world. Traditional Lunch on Houseboat. As you see the spectacular view passing by sitting inside your luxury house boat, you thank God for making this natural wonder. Dinner & over in the houseboat. enjoying a delicious Malayalam dinner.
Day 37: Alleppey - Cochin (70 KM/2 Hrs)
After early breakfast drive to Cochin. Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as Gods Own Country. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Am Visit Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace): The Dutch Palace was originally built by the Portuguese. Later, in 17th century, the Dutch modified it and presented it to the Raja of Kochi. Coronations of many Rajas of Kochi were held here. The palace has a fine collection of mural paintings depicting scenes from the Hindu epics Mahabharata and Ramayana. The palace is located in Mattancherry. Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town: The synagogue, built in 1568, is magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. Giant scrolls of the Old Testament can be found here. It is located near the Dutch Palace in Mattancherry. St. Francis Church: It is the oldest church built by Europeans in India. On his 3rd visit to Kerala, Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese trader who reached India from Europe by sea, fell ill and died in Kochi. He was buried in the St. Francis Church. Later his remains were taken back to Portugal. In spite of that, his burial spot inside the church has been clearly marked out. Chinese Fishing Nets: The chinese fishing nets (Cheenavala) are distinctly unique to Cochin. It is believed that traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets here. Oddly, these nets are found only in Kochi, outside China! Many fishermen earn their livelihood by fishing using these massive nets. A whole stretch of the coast along Fort Kochi and Vypeen are dotted with these nets. Overnight at hotel.
Day 38: Cochin - Goa
After breakfast transfer to Cochin Apt to connect flight to Goa. Goa, the ultimate destination of the beach lovers is finally here. Take a leisure stroll in the sun kissed beaches and let the azure water of the Arabian Sea touch your feet. Later we take you to the Caravela, India\\\\\\\'s only floating casino to experience the famous night life of Goa. Overnight at hotel.
Calangute Beach, Goa
Day 39: Goa
Wake up early as today we are going to explore the entire charm of Old Goa. First we take you to the massive Portuguese-Gothic Se Cathedral, which still keeps the heritage of Portuguese alive here. Also pay a visit to Basillica de Bom Jesus, the Jesuit Church and The Royal Chapel of St. Anthony. Later, we take you to Chapora Fort. Sit a while on the red wall and see as far as you can, as there is only azure water spread till the horizon.
After lunch we take you to Calangute Beach. Explore the lively life of the beach and spend your sun set in the golden sand dunes of the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 40: Goa - Mumbai - Aurangabad (By flight)
After breakfast relax & checkout at 1200 Hrs & In time transfer to Airport to connect flight to Mumbai. But we don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t spend much time in Mumbai as we have to catch a connecting flight to Aurangabad. Upon arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 41: Aurangabad
After breakfast visit Ellora Caves (Closed on Tuesday), 30 km from Aurangabad. Enjoy your ride to the caves winding through ancient roads. We suggest you to spend some time in the extravagantly beautiful Kailasha Temple adorned with intricate motif. Stand a while in front of the huge stone elephant whose trunk has been washed away with the time.
Later drive to Ajnata Caves (Closed on Monday) 95 KM from Aurangabad. As you enter in the Ajanta Caves more than anything you will be astonished with the magical architecture that makes the cave lighted throughout the day. See those wall paintings still glowing with the original colors as if they were painted not centuries but just some days back. Overnight at hotel.
Day 42: Aurangabad - Mumbai
Early in the morning fly to Mumbai. Upon arrival we take you for an extensive visit of the dream city. We make our first stop at the Gateway of India, emphasizing the fact that you are in Mumbai. Try to interact with the lively people here. If you haven\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t tasted pav-bhaji (bread-curry) yet, don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t forget to try it here, which is perhaps best available here. As we move towards Prince of Wales Museum, we drive past the Haji Ali Dargah, the famous sufi shrine. The immense collection of the Indian paintings preserved in the museum will surely take our breathe away. Have your lunch at Moshes which offers a number of delectable continental cuisines. Later we take you to the bustling Juhu Beach, full of energy and mirth. You will love to spend your last sun set in India with a bunch of enthusiastic people around. All of a sudden you may find a big crowd near you, and you guessed it right, it is the shooting of Indian films.
In the evening we take you to Zaveri Bazaar and you will be bedazzled with the sparkling diamond jewellery. Pick some for yourself or your beloved as the glitter will not fade even if memory does.
Now we come to an end of our long association with you. We will transfer you to the International airport to catch flight for your onward destination. Bid a final bye with a wish to come back to India again.