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March
Discovery of India Tour
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Discovery of India Tour

Our suggested itinerary to discover India  and experience India in its splendor.


Fly from your hometown be it London Heathrow Airport, Paris Charles de Gaule Airport or New York’S John F Kennedy Airports or any other part of the world.


Your long hours of flight travel reach at Delhi Capital city of India , at Indira Gandhi International Airport. Your Discovery of India journey begin here.


DAY01

AT DELHI-Capital City of India.

Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles. Overnight stay at hotel.

After breakfast visit to Old Delhi was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Shah Jehan possessing an exquisite talent, especially in architecture, created the seventh city and in the process brought about Delhi's glorious renaissance. Here you will see Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan's symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate)

faces Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue heading west from the Red Fort, is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. If you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce.


Also take a Cycle Rickshaw Puller Ride through the bustling and colorful market of the old city is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. If you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce. Also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi.

Afternoon visit to New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920's-it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King's architects, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi's eight cities - New Delhi. Lutyens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. It took 20 years to complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack up and relinquish the subcontinent in 1947. You will visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. drive pass through the Raisina Hill, ceremonial avenue past the imposing India Gate, Government Buildings, President House and Parliament House. Also visit Sikh Gurudwara Bangla Sahib to see the worship etc. Overnight stay at hotel.


DAY 02

DELHI-AGRA 200 kms / 3.5 hrs One of the New seven wonders of the World /Monument of Love

Departure for Agra en route visit to Mathura originally a Buddhist center, this is the sixteenth century, as scholars have determined that the god Krishna was born in this city. Here we take boat ride on the Yamuna River and see the scared Ghats (river terraces) especially visit the "Vishram Ghats", these giant staircases along the holy river: the Yamuna, where you can see many pilgrims make their offerings and praying bidder’s flowers and candles to the god Krishna. Kesava Doe temple visit, dedicated to Krishna, market, and museum our drive continued to Agra - at the time of the Mughals, in the 16th & 17th centuries. Overnight stay

Evening take Horse cart (Tonga) ride both ways to enjoy the Magnificent Taj Mahal – 7th wonder of the world and Monument of Love in the warm glow of Sunset, which was built in 1630 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. Legend has it that once construction was completed, what makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow. When the Mughal brought this concept to India they elevated it to heights of Incomparable artistry.

As you drive through the city witness the local life, Shopping and bazaars (markets) and the hustle bustle of everyday India. Overnight stay at hotel.


DAY 03

AGRA-FATEPHUR SIKRI –SARISKA 190 kms / 4 hrs Know as Ghost City

On today’s drive to Sariska through the countryside we see villages woman dressed in the brilliantly colored Saris of the region, Camels & Scenes of rural lives en route visit the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, built in 1569 by the Great Emperor Akbar. Today, it is deserted and left in solitude to reminisce over its past glory also visit to Deeg a small town can visited, with its beautiful palaces, fortresses and gardens. The palace of Suraj Mahal is a perfect blend of Rajput and Mughal style, dating du19e century beautiful antique furniture.


Later departure for the game reserve of Sariska dans woodlands that cover an area of 800 sq km and is part of Project Tiger, created in 1979 to protect tigers. Visit to sanctuary by jeep to see the wild animal deep in to the jungle. Overnight stay at hotel.


DAY04:

SARISKA-JAIPUR 113 kms / 2 hrs-Land of Rajas, Forts, Sands, Camels and Colours

Departure for Jaipur - Known as the “Pink City”, Jaipur is the capital of the colorful state of Rajasthan. Upon arrival check in hotel, later visit to Sanganer village situated of outskirt of Jaipur Look at the teeming Jain temple from the 17th century and visit the traditional wood block painting, tie & dye fabric, paper factory and blue pottery that make the reputation of the craftsmanship of the city rose.


Late afternoon drive to Samode village, we will arrange camel cart ride through country side from nearby Samode village to see the day today life of village, visiting local shrines, Bazaars evening back to Jaipur. Overnight stay at hotel.


DAY 05

AT JAIPUR

After breakfast visit the 17th century fortress of Amber Fort - marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort ascended on Caparisoned Elephant true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. The interiors of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glasswork complemented by exquisite wall paintings. As you move between the rooms of this magnificent structure feel the history and visualize the pomp and grandeur of a kingdom never conquered, whose hilltop location is to view various palaces with rooms of stunning beauty including the world’s finest chamber of mirrors and also visit temple of Kali.

Afternoon visit to Maharaja’s City Palace, where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art, The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 A.D.), Birla White Marble temple and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Overnight stay at hotel.


DAY06

JAIPUR-MUMBAI Flight-Commercial Capital city of India


After breakfast and transfer to Airport, flight to Mumbai , arrive mumbia and transfer to hotel, free for leisure and overnight at hotel.

DAY 07

MUMBAI FULLDAY SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast and proceed towards the Elephanta Caves and city tour on your own. Early morning, you will be transferred to the Gateway of India. Then there is Elephanta Caves, located on an island about 10 kilometers away from the shores of Mumbai. These caves comprise of temples carved from solid rock dating back to the 7th century. The main attraction is the three-headed bust of Lord Shiva, famously known as ‘Trimurti’. Thereafter, proceed on a city tour. Later, halt at the Gateway of India for photo stop, drive past monuments built during the British era such as Mumbai University, Rajabai Clock Tower, High Court and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. Evening back to hotel and overnight at hotel.

DAY 08

MUMBAI-AURANGABAD flight

Flight to Aurangabad Arrive Aurangabad at 23.43 hrs. Transfer from airport to Hotel. Check in to Hotel. Breakfast at Hotel Rest & relax at Hotel.

Aurangabad is an ancient city situated in the western region of India. Spread over an area of approximately 138.5 sq km, the city falls on the northern side of Maharashtra. Aurangabad stands on the banks of the Kham River, surrounded by wooded hills on all the four sides. A historical city, it is known for its rich cultural legacy and its splendid historic monuments, which speak volumes about its royal past. Infact, the city once formed a very important seat of Mughal Empire, though for a very short period.


DAY 09

AURANGABAD –AJANTA 100 kms

After breakfast drive to Ajanta Caves 100 Kms from Aurangabad. Ajanta Caves are one of the most magnificent Buddhist caves in the whole of India. Counted amongst the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Maharashtra, these caves have been found to date back to the 2nd century BC. There are approximately 30 caves at the site of Ajanta, of which cave number are 9, 10, 19, 26 and 29 are chaitya - grihas. The rest of the caves have been found to comprise of monasteries.

Ajanta Caves were discovered in 1819 AD and some of the paintings discovered inside them were made between 5th and 7th century AD. Almost each and every painting found inside the premises of these caves centers around Buddhist religion.

Situated far away from inhabitation, amidst isolated surroundings, these caves were built in the middle of a huge rock. The main aim behind the construction of the Ajanta Caves was to provide a dwelling and praying place for the Buddhist Monks, who were dedicated towards the mission of spreading the principles of Buddhism throughout the world. All of them have been carved with precision and adorned with exquisite architectural details. The sculptures seen here seem to be the result of superb craftsmanship.


DAY 10

ELLORA EXCURSION AND TO MUMBAI EVENING

After breakfast visit to Ellora Caves are situated in Maharashtra, at a distance of approximately 30 km from the city of Aurangabad. Founded in the period between 5th century and 10th century AD, these caves were declared as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, a number of years back. Ellora Caves were carved out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills and comprise of temples as well as monasteries. There are total twelve Buddhist Caves at Ellora (numbered 1 to 12), while the Hindu Caves number seventeen (13 to 29). On the other hand, the Jain Caves excavated at the site are only five in number (numbered 30 to 34). The co-existence of Hindi, Jain and Buddhist Caves, at the same site, serves as a proof of the fact that religious harmony prevailed during that period.


Daulatabad Fort is a magnificent fort situated in Maharashtra, at a distance of around 13 km from the Aurangabad city. It forms a part of the Daulatabad city, which was earlier known as 'Devigiri'. The fort, perched at a height of approximately 60 ft, dates back to the 12th century.


Afternoon visit Aurangabad Caves lie nestled in a valley, between Sihyachal and Satara hill ranges. Dating back to somewhere around the 2nd - 3rd century, these caves serve as the proof of the flourishing Buddhist settlement in Maharashtra during that time.

Bibi Ka Maqbara is a magnificent mausoleum, situated at a distance of approximately 5 km from the Aurangabad city of India. It entombs Rabia-ul-Daurani, alias Dilras Banu Begum, the wife of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

Drive back to Aurangabad to board the Nandigaram Express at 21.35 hrs overnight Journey.


DAY 11

ARRIVA MUMBAI FLIGHT TO COCHIN –Queen of Arabian Sea.

Arrive Mumbai station at 05.40 and transfer to Airport and flight to Cochin.

You arrive at Cochin Airport, to be whisked away to The Brunton Boatyard Hotel is a looking-glass held up to this era on the bank of Vembanad lake and mouth of India Ocean shores Bay of Cochin is main entry channel for larger and smaller world liners and cruiser ships coming with passengers and cargos pass through just front of this historic hotel, this is the only place you can watch such movement of ships very closely from your room windows or from lawn restaurants or from the swimming pools. It's our attempt to capture the soul of a colorful and romantic age that remains one of history's most charming conjuring tricks, nurtured by Kerala's tolerant spirit

Kochi is the only place in the country where you can see Portuguese Churches, a Jewish Synagogue, Hindu Temples, and Dutch Architecture & Mosque nearly side by Side. Today visit to old spice market at Mattancherry, the antique shops on Jew’s street, The Synagogue, The Dutch palace and of course St. Francis Church . This evening a memorable experience in any journey in Kerala is a Boat Trip along the Palm Fringed Lakes & Backwaters of the Area, as we sail along the shady canals we see cantilevered Chinese fishing nets. Later we attend the performance of the Kathakali, one of India's most famous Classical dances. Overnight stay at Burton Boat yard


DAY 12

COCHIN-PERIYAR 192 kms / 4 hrs Sanctuary of Fauna

We leave Cochin & drive to a tranquil hill retreat, the Spice Village Resort is our tip of the hat to this wisdom. A timeless experience in ecological living, recreated for the modern traveler. Along the way we pass through tea, cinnamon, and clove & cardamom plantations - beautiful to see and smell! Our hotel is set in a spice garden & has been modeled after that tribal dwelling of the area; each cottage has a thatched roof & a deep, airy verandah. This evening we visit the nearby Periyar Game Sanctuary; game viewing here is like no other safari experience. Be sure to have plenty of Films on hand! Overnight stay at the spice village

DAY 13

PERIYAR –ALLEPPEY 164 kms / 4 hrs Known as Venice of the East.


After breakfast transfer to Alleppey to meet your way own floating hotel in the famous backwaters. Kettuvalam (An Authentic Kerala Houseboat) - the moving masterpiece, have been plying the inland waterways of southwest India for untold centuries and originally used as cargo rice boats. The fully furnished and palm covered boats (single & double) bedrooms with attached bath, sit out, kitchen and living room made of traditional wood. Traditional vegetarian and non-vegetarian Kerala cuisines are served. A journey through the backwaters of Kerala which offer one of the world’s truly unforgettable experiences, myriad network of silent lagoons, freshwater river, and hyacinth covered canals that wind their way through colorful corridors of forests, palms and fruit trees. A canoe expedition via an intricate network of canals, through backwater villages where daily continues unaltered, as it has for centuries. You will see lush palm groves and stretches of rice fields. Overnight stay House Boat.


DAY 14

ALLEPPEY-KUMARAKOM –Land of Hamlets, below the sea level.

After breakfast we transfer to Fittingly, Coconut Lagoon can be reached only over the water. The great Vembanad Lake, an inland sea that stretches clear across central Kerala, forms a breeze-laden watery highway. Your coach transfer happens via a generously clunky wooden boat with a little inboard motor (so as not to disturb the fishes). And the lobby, when you arrive, turns out to be a reconstructed 19th century mansion with a stone jetty attached. Your boat putters sedately through a narrow canal, its banks covered with flowers. Tiled-roof bungalows peer through the foliage. And with a reviving coconut cocktail in one hand, you step off the boat and up to the reception desk, all ready to check in.

Evening here is the best time of the day, consume yourself on a sunset cruise on the Vembanad Lake, adrift to a flute accompaniment or just sit on the banks of the mighty lake and delve into a desultory contemplation. Also visit to the nearby village, will give you a sneak-peak into the daily life of a villager, cooking demonstration by Chef later in the afternoon followed by an Ayurvedic massage will rejuvenate your senses. Leisurely sessions of Yoga will take away the stress and let you relax. Overnight stay in Kumarakom backwater resort


DAY 15

KUMARAKOM –MARARI BEACH

After breakfast on board drive to Marari en route visit to Rani John's house to discover the project for the preservation of the historical heritage of Alleppey. Presentation of the city and its architecture in a traditional house, walk in the spice market, then along the open channel of a mosque, a Jain temple and an Anglican church, testimony to the great openness and tolerance of Kerala with regard to religions. Visit to a co-operative in a former British factory where traditional methods of weaving coir fiber are still being applied. Return to the traditional residence for an on-site lunch. Transfer to Mararikulam, and set up at your beachfront resort and close to fishing villages.

DAY 16

MARARIKULAM

Today is free day to enjoy the pleasures of the beach and the ocean. Swimming pool, bicycle rental and Ayurvedic care center are at your disposal.


DAY 17

MARARIKULAM TO COCHIN AIRPORT TRANSFER

17 Days of Discovery of India will cherish in your life time and also it will recharge you with new insights and experience about the world and life. transfer to airport to board the flight for onward destination




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