Best of India Tours

Duration :23 Nights / 24 Days

Places to See :Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Mout.Abu - Ahemdabad - Bombay - Aurangabad - Ellora - Ajanta - Madras - Bangalore - Cochin - Alleppey - Goa.

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

Welcome in India. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi

In Delhi After breakfast city tour of old Delhi and New delhi.

India Gate Red Fort - Built in Red Sand stone this imposing fort is 3 kms in perimeter with the height of the wall varying from 18 to 30 meters at places.. Rashtrapati Bhawan: The president's mansion is situated on Raisina Hill in the center of Delhi, overlooking the green lawns around India Gate. This elegant building, is truly worth seeing, for its architectural beauty and historic significance.. Parliament House: Located in Central Delhi, this elegant building with its wide pillared walkways and large halls, is worth a visit, to see the corridors of power where India's lawmakers and statesmen decide the future of India. Raj Ghat : The memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. India Gate: Situated on Rajpath, in the center of Delhi, this 42-meter high arch, was designed by Edwin Lutyens, in memory of the Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the first World War Birla Mandir Laxmi Narayan Temple: It was built by the industrialist Raja Baldev Birla in 1938. The temple is an important prayer centre and contains idols of several deities. Interestingly, Mahatma Gandhi, who inaugurated the temple, was also a regular visitor to it. Bahai Temple: This aesthetically designed monument, commonly known as the Lotus Temple, because the white marble structure is built to in the shape of a lotus, set amidst, lakes and green lawns. It is a serene house of meditation, within which there are no idols and total silence prevails, so all can meditate in complete peace. Overnight at hotel -

Day 03 : Delhi/Agra ( Drive : 230 Kms/05hrs)

In morning drive to Agra. On arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Also visit Red fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566.. Over-night at hotel.

Day 04 : Agra/Jaipur ( Drive : 260 Kms/05 Hrs)

In morning drive to Jaipur.On arrival check-in at hotel . Afternoon visit City Palace , Hawa Mahal. Hawa Mahal is one of the most common and popular tourist attractions in Jaipur. Hawa Mahal was basically used as a veil by the royal women folk to watch the proceedings on the road below. To Day it is the one of most visited monuments in Jaipur. The City Palace is another beautiful landmark that was built by Rajput rulers of Jaipur. The City Palace is a classic example of Mughal and Rajput architecture. A part of the palace to Day is museum that houses a collection of rare manuscripts, weapons, Mughal carpets and costumes, and Mughal and Rajasthani miniatures. Overnight at hotel

Day 05 : In Jaipur

In morning visit Amber Fort is another famous tourist attraction in Jaipur. The Amber Fort was built by Raja Man Singh in the 16th century and was completed by Sawai Jai Singh in the 18th century. The fort offers magnificent views of the surrounding area. The fort is a mix of Mughal and Rajput architecture and is built in red stone and white marble. Afternoon visit Laxmi Narayan temple, Ganesh Temple . The Laxmi Narayan is located in the South of Jaipur, and was built by the Birla family, which is a major industrialist family of India. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 : Jaipur/Pushkar ( Drive : 139 Kms/04hrs)

In morning drive Pushkar has a number of exciting tourists attractions including the famous Pushkar Lake and Brahma Temple. The annual Pushkar Fair held every year in Oct-Nov is another major attraction for tourists. Pushkar Lake: One of the most sacred sites for Hindus, Pushkar Lake is the most famous tourist attraction in the holy town of Pushkar. It's a beautiful semi-circular lake with 52 lovely ghats surrounding it. According to beliefs, a dip in the Pushkar Lake on the auspicious occasion of Karthik Poornima brings salvationtodevotees. Brahma Temple: It's the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe according to Hindu mythology, in all over India. Over night at Hotel

Day 07 : Pushkar/Udaipur(Drive: 250kms/06hrs)

In morning drive to Udiapur . On arrival check-in at hotel . Lake Pichola - Hills, temples, palaces, bathing ghats and embankments, surround this picturesque lake built by Maharajah Udai Singh. The two breathtaking palaces - Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) - also standamidstthislake. » City Palace - The City Palace on the banks of the Lake Pichola is a collection of rooms, corridors, terraces, pavilions, hanging gardens and courtyards. » Jagdish Temple - Built in 1651 by Maharaja Jagat Singh, this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in the centre of the old city. Sahelion Ki Bari - The "garden of the maids of honour", Sahelion-ki-Bari was designed and laid out early in the eighteenth century as a retreat for ladies of the royal household to spend their time in leisure.. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 : Udaipur/Mout.Abu ( Drive : 185 Kms/04 Hrs )

In morning drive to Mt. Abu. A single hill station of Rajshthan . On arrival Check-in at hotel. After-noon visit Dilwara Temple, Nakki Lake, and evening visit Sun set. Over - night at hotel.

Day 09 : Mt. Abu /Ahemdabad( drive :250 /05 hrs)

Transfer to airport to board connecting flight for Aurangabad .On arrival Aurangabad check-in at hotel .Overnight at hotel

Day 10 : Ahemdabad/Bombay/Aurangabad( By Air )

Morning after breakfast, drive towards Trivandrum (the capital of the state Kerala). Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Rest & Relax / free for independent activities. Over night at Hotel.

Day 11 : Aurangabad/Ellora/Aurangabad( Drive :28 Kms/01hrs)

In morning drive same Day excursion to Ellora. It has been declared as world heritage site . The Ellora caves, of which there are a total of 34, are carved into the sides of a basaltic hill 30 kilometres from Aurangabad. The finest specimens of cave-temple architecture, they house elaborate facades and house exquisitely adorned interiors. These structures representing the three faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, were carved between 350 AD and 700 AD. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 : Aurangabad/Ajanta/Aurangabad (Drive: 102/02hrs)

In morning drive to same Day excursion to Ajanta. It was only in the 19th century that the Ajanta group of caves, lying deep within the Sahyadri hills of Maharashtra and cut into the curved mountain side above the Waghora river, were discovered. A group of British officers on a tiger hunt stumbled on these wonderous ancient works of art. They depict the story of Buddhism, spanning the period from 200 BC to 650 AD.The 29 caves were built as secluded retreats for Buddhist monks who taught and performed rituals in the Chaityas and Viharas. Over night at hotel.

Day 13 : Aurangabad/Bombay/Madras ( By Air )

Transfer to airport to board connecting flight for Madras. On arrival transfer to hotel . Over- night at hotel.

Day 14 : In Madras

Afterbreakfast Half Day City tour of Madras : Fort St. George It is at Kamaraja road. It is the first British fort built around 1653 AD by the British Marina Beach, lining the east of the city is the famous at Kamarajar Road, 3 Km away from Madras. This is supposed to be the second longest beach in the World and runs to a length of 12 Km... Sri Kapaleswarar Temple, this temple is situated near Kutchery Road, Mylapore. This ancient Siva temple is a delightful introduction to Dravidian temple sculpture and architecture. The magnificent 37 meter tall gopuram is one of the main attraction of this temple. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 15 : Madras/Bangalore( By Train )

Transfer to Raliway station to board Train for Bangalore. On arrival check-in at hotel . Over-night at hotel .

Day 16 : In Bangalore

HALF Day CITY TOUR Lal Bagh Gardens Lal Bagh is a must see while visiting Bangalore. The name Lal Bagh has been given to it for the wonderfully loomed red roses that remain blooming all through the year in this garden..Vidhan Soudha, built in the year 1954 is one of the major centres of attraction in Bangalore. The architecture of the building is based on the neo Dravidian style and it presently houses the Legislative Assembly of the state of Karnataka. The building also houses a part of the Karnataka secretariat. Cubbon Park situated in the heart of the Bangalore city, the Cubbon Park is an interesting tourist spot which one should not miss out. The park was laid by Lord Cubbon in the year 1864. It is spread over an area of about 300 acres and the layout is absolutely exquisite. Tipu's Palace : The palace and the fort of Tipu Sultan are the must see spot in Bangalore. The architecture, the layout and the overall look of the palace gives you the idea of the ethnic Mughal lifestyle. . Over night at hotel .

Day 17 : Bangalore/Cochin( By Air )

Transfer to Airport to board flight for Cochin. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon half Day city tour .. COCHIN, also known as Kochi, is one of the finest backwaters and beach destinations of Kerala, Fort Cochin: Also known as the 'Old Fort', Fort Cochin is the very first fort built by the Europeans in India. Chinese Fishing Nets: They are huge cantilevered fishing nets brought by the Indian traders from the court of Kublai Khan, the famous Mongol Emperor who founded the Yuan Dynasty of China. Erected between 1350 and 1450 AD by traders.Jewish Synagogue: Built in the year 1568, the Jewish Synagogue is probably the oldest synagogue in the commonwealth. St. Francis Church: Built by the Portuguese in 1503 AD, it is the first church built by the Europeans in India. Vasco De Gama, the famous Portuguese trader and sailor, was buried here in 1524 before his remains were moved to Lisbon, Portugal in 1538. Overnight at hotel

Day 18 : Cochin/Alleppey ( Drive: 60 Kms/01 Hrs)

Drive to Alleppey to board back water house boat.. Alappuzha, previously known as Alleppey, in Kerala is surrounded by waterways and canals and is therefore also called the "Venice of the East Overnight at House Boat.

Day 19 : Alleppey/Cochin/Goa

Drive to airport to board flight for Goa. On arrival Goa transfer to hotel . Overnight at hotel.

Day 20 : In Goa

Afternoon city tour of Goa. God has been very kind to this Indian city of Goa in terms of beaches. Beaches in Goa rank among the top beaches in the world. And why shouldn't it? With over 40 lovely beaches to its credit, one can just get lost in the mesmerizing beauty of these beaches in India's Goa. CHURCHES IN GOA -the most famous one is the church of BASILICA OF BOM JESUS , which tourists never fail to visit is the Basilica of Bom JESUS in Old Goa which was built in 1605. India, is proud of. Basilica of Bom Jesus has now been declared a World Heritage Monument. The sacred relics of St.Francis Xavier are kept in this church. EVENING CRUISE AT MANDAVI RIVER . Overnight at Hotel.

Day 21 : In Goa

Day is free at leisure. Over -night at hotel .

Day 22 : Goa/Bomaby( By Air )

Transfer to airport to board flight for Bombay. On arrival check-in at hotel . Over -night at hotel.

Day 23 : In Bombay

Day is free at leisure. Over-night at hotel .

Day 24 : Leave Bombay

Transfer to international airport to board flight for onwards destination.

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