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Discover India Rich Culture and Heritage Private Long Tour

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Duration

22 Nights / 23 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English

Overview

Discover India Rich Culture and Heritage Private Long Tour will begin in Delhi and include Agra, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Chidambaram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Darasuram, Thanjavur, Trichy, Madurai, Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey & Cochin in its itinerary. As you travel the expanse of the country, you are greeted by diverse nuances of cuisines, faiths, arts, crafts, music, nature, lands, and history.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 44%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 43%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 54%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 51%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 57%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 55%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 60%

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport assistance & transfer to hotel check in. O/n at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Delhi visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Raj Gath, Humayun Tomb, Qutab Minar & Lotus Temple. Also drive pass President House, Parliament & India Gate etc. O/n at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra (204kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Agra check in at hotel. Later visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb. O/n at hotel.
Day 4: Agra - Orchha (220kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Orchha. Enroute visit Gwalior Fort known for its great architecture and rich past. Arrive Orchha check in at hotel. Later visit Orchha Fort complex, which houses fort, palaces, temples & other edifices. O/n at hotel.
Day 5: Orchha - Khajuraho (178km)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Khajuraho check in at hotel. Visit exceptionally well maintained Khajuraho temples built in the short span of hundred years from 950-1050 AD by Chandela dynasty. O/n at hotel.
Day 6: Khajuraho - Varanasi (flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi. On arrival transfer to hotel. Evening attend Holy Ganga Aarti, a magical ritual held at sunset on the banks of the holy Ganges. O/n at hotel.
Day 7: Varanasi
Breakfast at hotel. Early morning boat ride & Ghat visit. Later visit Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple & Sarnath Temple complex including the Great Dhamekh Stupa. If time permit visit Ram Nagar Fort & Museum. O/n at hotel.
Day 8: Varanasi - Mumbai (flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai. On arrival transfer to hotel check in. Rest time free for personal activities. O/n at hotel.
Day 9: Mumbai
Breakfast at hotel. Morning excursion to Elephant caves (Monday closed). Later city tour visiting CST, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan & Dhobhi Ghat. O/n at hotel.
Day 10: Mumbai - Aurangabad (flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to board flight for Aurangabad. On arrival transfer to hotel. Later visit Ellora Caves, Grishneshwar Temple & Daulatabad Fort. Also visit Bibi ka Maqbara, Panchakki & Aurangabad Caves. O/n at hotel.
Day 11: Aurangabad
Breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion to Ajanta which house 30 rock-cut cave from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE. Drive back to Aurangabad for overnight stay.
Day 12: Aurangabad - Chennai (flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to board flight for Chennai. On arrival transfer to hotel. Later visit Fort St. George, St Mary Church inside the fortress, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral & Marina Beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 13: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (150kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Pondicherry enroute stop at Mahabalipuram to visit UNESCO WHS monuments Monolithic Temples, Krishnas Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple & The Arjuna Penance. On arrival check in at hotel. Visit Aurovil & Pondicherry Museum. Drive pass or walk through stunning French Quarters, charming mustard streets and colonial villas which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools. O/n at hotel.
Day 14: Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangaikonda Cholapuram - Darasuram - Thanjavur (180kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Thanjavur via visiting Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. Arrive Thanjavur check in & o/n at hotel.
Day 15: Thanjavur - Trichy (60kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex built by great Chola king in the 10th century. Drive to Trichy check in at hotel. Later visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple & Jambukeshwara temple. O/n at hotel.
Day 16: Trichy - Madurai (140kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Madurai check in at hotel. Later visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. O/n at hotel.
Day 17: Madurai - Munnar (160kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Munnar, check in at hotel. Later tea estate visit & tea testing tour. O/n at hotel.
Day 18: Munnar
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Pothamedu, Mattupetty dam, Rajamala hill, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupedi Dairy Farm, Echo Point & Tea Museum. O/n at hotel.
Day 19: Munnar - Thekkady (110kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Thekkady via Ramakkalmedu one of the windiest places in Asia. Visit Frog Rock, Turtle Rock & twin-statue Kuravan & Kurathi. Arrive Thekkady check in at hotel. Evening attend Martial Arts & Kathakali Dance show. O/n at hotel.
Day 20: Thekkady
Breakfast at hotel. Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat. Sanctuary is home to tigers, elephant, rare lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards and Indian bison. Later spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee etc. O/n at hotel.
Day 21: Thekkady - Alleppey (140kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Alleppey boat jetty to board houseboat and sail through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters. The Houseboats have generated electricity, sitting cum dining area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a chef & driver. O/n in houseboat.
Day 22: Alleppey - Cochin (60kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Disembark from the houseboat and drive to Cochin check in at hotel. Visit Fort Cochin, St. Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Dutchs Palace & Chinese fishing nets. O/n at hotel.
Day 23: Cochin - Departure (flight)
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 22 Night's accommodation in 5-Star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Khajuraho - Varanasi - Mumbai - Aurangabad - Chennai flight fare approx INR 25500 per person in economy class.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location

FAQs

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
5 Star below mentioned hotels or similar
Delhi - Le Meridien/ The Grand
Agra - Courtyard by Marriott/ Trident Hotel
Jaipur - ITC Rajputana/ Trident Hotel
Ahmedabad - Hyatt Regency/ Le Meridien
Kevadia - Statue of Unity Tent City 1 - Royal Villa
Mumbai - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central
Aurangabad - WelcomHotel Rama International/ Lemon Tree Hotel
Hyderabad - ITC Kakatiya, a Luxury Collection/ Trident Hotel
Gulbarga - Hotel Heritage Inn
Bijapur - Sun Hotel/ Hotel Mayura Adilshahi
Hyderabad- ITC Kakatiya, a Luxury Collection/ Trident Hotel
Srinagar - The Lalit Grand Palace/ Vivanta by Taj Dal View
Gulmarg - The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa
Pahalgam - WelcomHotel Pine N Peak/ Pahalgam Hotel
Srinagar - Sukoon Houseboat

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