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    22 Days 21 Nights
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    Delhi – Agra - Jaipur-Jodhpur-Udaipur-Mumbai-Kerala-Goa
     
  • Day 01 Arrive Delhi
    Upon Arrival at Delhi International Airport you are met at the Arrival Lounge and transferred to your pre-booked Hotel.
    Evening Visit the Lotus Temple or Akshardham Temple
    Akshardham
    Swaminarayan Akshardham temple has intricately carved sculptures and statues of deities. Unlike traditional Hindu temples, however, this one (on the banks of the Yamuna River and spread over 100 acres) also features a 12 minute indoor boat-ride, a light and sound show, an Imax screen, a musical Fountain, and animatronics, -characters that recount the life and philosophy of Bhagwan Swaminarayan.

    Lotus Temple
    Representing the Bahai faith - an independent world religion, this is an ideal place of meditation which is open to all other faiths. Bahai temple is one of the most visited sites in the world & this an ideal place of meditation which is open to all other faiths.
    Overnight at the Hotel.

    Day 02 Delhi
    Morning start the city tour of Old Delhi visiting Rajghat (Cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi), Chandni  Chowk -  India's famous trading center. Drive past India's largest  mosque  Jama Maszid  & Red Fort known as Lal Qila the place that marked announcement of India's freedom from Britisher's.

    Afternoon your New Delhi City tour includes visit to Qutab Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate  (War Memorial Arch ) & Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings & Connaught Place the shopping centre. \ Overnight at the Hotel.
    Day 03 Delhi – Agra ( By Private Car, 205 Kms – 4 ½ hrs drive )
    After breakfast depart for Agra by Pvt. Car. Upon arrival at Agra checkin at your pre-booked hotel
    Afternoon proceed on the City Tour of Agra visiting the Agra Fort - which lies on the bend of the Yamuna River , was built by the Emperor Akbar between 1565 and 1574. Its imposing walls of red sandstone and its gateways are decorated with coloured tiles echoing the traditions of central Asia. It was Akbar's great endeavour to synthesize the two great traditions of Islam and Hinduism and this is reflected in both his politics and architecture, Itmad-Ud-Daulah & Local Market.

    Overnight at the Hotel
    Day 04 Agra – Jaipur ( By Private Car, 250 Kms, 05 – 06 hrs drive ) Via Fatehpursikri
    Early morning visit the World Famous Taj Mahal -  This is a breathtaking view – the mausoleum was built by sorrowing Shahjehan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Building's stupendous scale, flawless symmetry, translucent white marble and shimmering reflection in the water channel are truly breathtaking, later return back to hotel for breakfast.

    After breakfast check out from the hotel & depart by Pvt. Car for Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri  -  an abandoned Capital of Mughals.This city was built in red sandstone and is a beautiful blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural elements. It was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar during 1571 and 1585 and it is the best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Though the city is in ruins, but the sunset over the ruins is sight to cherish. The city was later abandoned due to scarcity of water.

    Later we proceed on our drive for Jaipur, upon arrival at Jaipur check in to your pre-booked hotel.
    Evening visit the Colorful Markets of Jaipur
    Overnight at the Hotel in Jaipur.

    Day 05 Jaipur
    Morning we visit the Amber Fort in the Aravali Hills an ancient capital of the state. An Elephant ride ( Optional) or jeep can be used to reach hilltop fort , which is a super example of Rajput (medieval Hindu) style Architecture.

    Afternoon - tour of City Palace and Observatory. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthan and Mughal architecture. The Palace of Winds – a five-storied structure of pink sandstone has semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main Street of the old city. It was originally built to enable the ladies of the Royal household to watch everyday life

    Overnight at the Hotel in Jaipur
    Day 06 Jaipur – Jodhpur via Ajmer / Pushkar ( By Private Car, 370 Kms – 08 ½ hrs drive )
    After breakfast leave by private car for Jodhpur enroute visit Ajmer Dargah of Khwaja saheb, Adhai Din ka Jhonpra, break for lunch and visit to Pushkar, Brahma temple and sarovar lake. Late continue your dirve for Jodhpur , upon arrival at Jodhpur check in at your pre-booked hotel
    Overnight at the Hotel

    Day 07 Jodhpur
    Morning start the sight seeing tour of Jodhpur visiting the - Majestic Mehrangarh Fort - Situated on a steep hill, Mehrangarh fort is one of the largest forts in India. The beauty and the grandeur of numerous palaces in the fort narrates a saga of hard sandstones yielding to the chisels of skilled Jodhpuri sculptures. Mehrangarh Fort, spreading over 5 km on a perpendicular hill and looking down 125 meters, presents a majestic view on city horizon, Jaswant Thada - close to the fort complex, lies Jaswant Thada. This 19th century royal cenotaph built in white marble in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and three other cenotaphs, stand nearby. The cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh holds the rare portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur and the Mandore Gardens.
    Day 08 Jodhpur – Udaipur ( By Private Car, 325 Kms – 07 hrs drive ) Via Ranakpur
    After breakfast leave by private car for Udaipur, Enroute visit Ranakpur – visiting the famous jain temples, dating back to the 15th century. Its 29 halls are supported by 1444 pillars none of, which are similar. The temple abounds with intricate friezes and sculptures. Includes visit to two more jain temples and the temple of the sun god with its erotic sculptures. Later continue your drive for Udaipur - is a beautiful city in Rajasthan famous for its lakes and palaces which was considered as a symbol of Royalty for the past centuries. Udaipur is known as the 'Venice of the East'. The city is built on three interconnected lakes the Fateh Sagar Lake, the Pichola Lake and the Swaroop Sagar Lake. Upon arrival in Udaipur Check in at the prebooked Hotel.

    Upon arrival at Udaipur check in at your pre-booked Hotel.In the evening Boat Ride on Lake Pichola in Boat
    Day 09 Udaipur
    This morning we'll visit the towering City Palace - the largest in Rajasthan, and the Saheliyn ki Bari (Garden of the Maidens) which was laid for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry. From here we visit the superb Jagdish Temple noted for its elephant - carvings. This temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath and is at a great height which can be approached by a long flight of stairs. Overnight at the Hotel
    Day 10 Udaipur - Mumbai ( By Flight )
    Today you are transferred to Udaipur Airport to board flight for Mumbai. Meet & greet upon arrival & transfer to pre-booked hotel.

    Afternoon tour of Bombay. Kamla Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill, offering a panoramic view of  Marine drive, Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India and drive through the Crawford market, Marine drive & Flora Fountain.  Overnight at hotel in Mumbai.
    Day 11 Mumbai – Cochin
    After breakfast transfer to Mumbai Airport to catch flight to Cochin.

    Upon arrival at Cochin Airport you are met and transferred to your pre-booked Hotel. Cochin – is a vibrant city situated on the south – west coast of Indian peninsula in the beautiful scenic and the prosperous state of Kerala.

    In the evening witness the famous Kathakali dance performance performed by professional artists in an A/c auditorium. ( Subject to availability). Overnight at the Hotel
    Day 12 Cochin
    Full day tour of Ajanta & Ellora Caves. Ajanta Caves are 106 kms from Aurangabad and date back to the 2nd century BC. The 30 rock hewn caves are adorned with Buddhist sculpture and the frescoes portray in epic form the religious and secular life through eight centuries.

    Ellora Caves (29 kms) encompasses 34 rock cut shrines representing Buddhist, Hindu & Jain art dating from the 4th to 9th century A.D. The most remarkable among them is the, Kailash Temple, meant to be a replica of Lord Shivas celestial abode - Kailash is the best example of Rock cut architecture and an engineering marvel. Overnight in Hotel.
    Day 13 Cochin – Munnar (By private car 140 Kms , 3 ½ Hrs Drive)
    After breakfast leave by private car for Munnar. 

    Munnar – breathtakingly beautiful – a heaven of peace and tranquility – the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country in the Idukki district famous for its  panoramic view of tea plantation and the Cardamom hills which will be a unique experience of Kerala Tour Package.

    Overnight at the Hotel
    Day 14 Munnar
    Today we will have an ealy breakfast & proceed by pvt. Car to some of the exciting places of Munnar. Firstly you will view the Eravikulam National Park where you will find uncommon mountain goats known as Nilgiri Tahr. Soon after that you will be taken to the Pothamedu, where you will see the plantations of tea, cardamom and coffee. Other places include Thoovanam falls, Mattupety Lake and Dam, Echo Point, Top station Diary farm etc.

    Overnight at the Hotel

    Day 15 Munnar – Periyar (By private car 150 Kms , 3 ½ Hrs Drive)
    After breakfast leave by Private Car for Periyar (Thekkady), The drive up to this hilltop wildlife sanctuary is one of the most beautiful. Starting with coconut groves at the lower lever you then see rubber, tea and the spice plantation as you gain height Upon arrival in Periyar check in at your pre booked hotel. Afternoon visit the Spice, Cardamom, Pepper and Tea Plantations

    Overnight at the Hotel
    Day 16 Periyar – Kumarakom (By private car 140 Kms , 3 Hrs Drive)
    Morning go for boat cruise in the lake to watch wild animals. Later leave by private car for Kumarakom. Here in this backwater town, you can laze in a canoe amidst sylvan surroundings where the only presence is yours and the nature.
    Upon arrival in Kumarakom check in at your pre booked Hotel.

    Overnight at the Hotel
    Day 17 Kumarakom - Start 01 Night Houseboat
    Early morning before breakfast excursion to Bird Sanctuary situated at the Vembanad Lake.
    After breakfast you are transferred to Kumarakom Jetty to board Houseboat. Cruise through the back water of Kerala, on the way you can see traditional Kerala village life remind unchanged for many years you also witness the merchants selling vegetables in a boat while the village people await at the bank of Vembanad Lake. Here your crew will prepare delicious Keralian meals from freshly brought vegetables from the market. (Houseboat starts at 12 Noon) (Meals Included Lunch and Dinner)

    Overnight stay at A/C Houseboat
    Day 18 Kumarakom - Start 01 Night Houseboat
    After breakfast Houseboat disembarks at Alleppey at 10:00 hrs and proceed for Cochin.

    Upon arrival at Cochin check in at your pre-booked hotel.
    Overnight at the Hotel
    Day 19 Cochin – Goa ( Via Mumbai)
    On time transfer to airport flight to Goa.. Meet & greet upon arrival at Goa airport & transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Day Free to relax. Overnight at hotel in Goa.
    Day 20 Kumarakom - Start 01 Night Houseboat
    After breakfast take a half day city tour of Goa visiting new & old Goa. The magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendours of its temples, churches and old houses have made Goa a firm favourite with travellers around the world. Goa is much more than just beaches and sea. It has a soul which goes deep into unique history, rich culture and some of the prettiest natural scenery that India has to offer. Much of the real Goa is in its interiors, both inside its buildings and in the hinterland away from the coastal area. Having been the meeting point of races, religions and cultures of East and West over the centuries, Goa has a multi-hued and distinctive lifestyle.
    Day 21 Goa
    Relax in Goa or hire vehicle from Hotel to visit Goa your own. Enjoy many water sports facilities offered by hotel or visit Baga beach to enjoy water sports activities your own. Overnight at hotel in Goa.
    Day 22 Goa
    After breakfast Check out from the hotel & proceed to airport for your onward flight.
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