Day 1:- Arrival Mumbai:
Meeting and assistance on arrival at the International airport, transfer to the hotel, whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would brief the tour to you and hand over the documents.
02 Day: Mumbai:
After breakfast takes a sight seeing tour of Mumbai, drive to Gateway of India and from here cruise by motorboats to Elephanta Caves. A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where it is set. The caves houses large pillars that seem to hold the ceiling which is made of cross beams. The picturesque presentations of the 9 marvelous sculptured panels, set on the walls are awe-inspiring. The most famous of the panels is the Trimurthi, or triple-headed Shiva, where the God is depicted as the destroyer, the preserver and the creator. Later in the afternoon cruise back to Gateway of India, one can have lunch at the Taj Hotel or other several good Restaurants like Leopold & Mondegar serving continental cuisines. Later visit Prince of Wales Museum, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens, Return back to the hotel for overnight.
Note: Elephanta Caves and Prince of Wales museum are closed on every Monday.
03 Day: Mumbai-Trivandrum–Kovalam:
Today after breakfast checkout from the hotel and transfer to the domestic airport/Station to board morning flight/train for Trivandrum, assistance on arrival in Trivandrum and drive to Kovalam (16 kms for half hour), on arrival transfers to the beach resort. Day free to relax and leisure activities in the beach resort.
04 Day: Kovalam-Trivandrum-Cape Camorin-Kovalam (excursion 85 kms):
After breakfast take sightseeing tour of Trivandrum city, (16 kms) the capital of the state of Kerala is a beautiful seaside city built on seven hills. The famous Sri Padmanabhaswamy Swami Temple is dedicated to Vishnu and is a landmark in the city.Later drive to Cape Camorin also known as Kanya Kumari 85 kms, this place is at the tail tip end of India, one can see the 3
seas meet over here (Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean & bay of Bengal) on arrival visit Kumari Amman Devi Temple, Vivekananda Rock & Ashram, enjoy sunset over here & drive back to Kovalam for overnight.
05 Day: Kovalam:
The day is free for leisure and you can enjoy Ayurveda massage at the resort. Rest of the day is free for beach activities.Overnight at beach resort at Kovalam.
06 Day: Kovalam-Varkala (60 kms - 1 hour):
After breakfast checkout & drive to Varkala, on arrival transfer to beach resort in Varkala. Day free to relax at the beach resort or optionally you can go for Ayurvedic Massages available at the resort. Overnight in Varkala.
07 Day: Varkala-Alleppey (140 kms - 3 hours) (Backwaters tours through sailing boat to Kumarakom):
After breakfast checkout and drive for Alleppey, on arrival embark at the houseboat. The day for the journey of backwaters in the boat, through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters of Alleppey by regattas (snake boats) for which Kerala is very famous, while sailing enjoy palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals are panoramic sights one can never forget. The Chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of our past trade links, are also found on the way. Flocks of duck swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures reflecting the charm of this tourist land, you also enjoy fishing from the houseboats, evening enjoy sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats, moving towards Kumarakom. The Houseboats have generated electricity; sitting cum dinning area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a Chef, and Srank (Driver). Overnight at the houseboat.
08 Day: Kumarakom:
After breakfast, disembark from the houseboat and drive to Kumarakom - for the nature-lover. Here in this backwater town, you
can laze in a canoe amidst sylvan surroundings where the only presence is yours and the egrets. Later visit at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, to see bird viewing where numerous species of birds, including Darters, Bitterns, Brahminy kites, Marsh Harries, Teals and several varieties of Herons roost are found. For an inquisitive bird watcher, it is always advisable to carry their binoculars at all times. Return to hotel, Make sure you do not miss out on Karimeen and fresh toddy the favourite fresh water food and the local wine. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
09 Day: Kumarakom - Thekkaddy / Periyar (140 kms - 3 ½ hours):
After breakfast checkout and drive to Thekkaddy, on arrival transfer to the hotel. After rest and relaxation take a spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc. on your way back to the hotel, you could top at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Overnight at Periyar. eriyar Wildlife Sanctuary, one of India's biggest wildlife sanctuaries covering 777 sq. Km (300 Sq.miles) is a Tiger Reserve. Its centerpiece, the man-made Periyar Lake at the height of 2000 ft. covers 26 sq.km, running through the forests of the Western Ghats in Kerala. The lake is an important source of water for the many wild animals. The Best time to visit Periyar is between OCTOBER and MAY. The best chance of watching animals is during the hot months of march, April and May, when water gets low and the grass dries out, animals especially elephants come down to the Periyar lake to bath & frolic in the water with the young ones.
10 Day: Thekkaddy (Periyar):
After breakfast checkout and drive to Thekkaddy, on arrival transfer to the hotel, later visit at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary one of India's biggest wildlife sanctuaries covering 777 sq. Km (300 Sq. miles) is a Tiger Reserve. Its centrepiece, the man-made Periyar Lake at the height of 2000 ft. covers 26 sq. km, running through the forests of the Western Ghats in Kerala, discover the park, animals found here include elephant, sambar, gaur and wild boars and birds like ibis and grey heron. The visit is done in a boat to view animals with a bit of extra luck we may be able to see the rare tiger as well. Overnight at Periyar. 11 Day: Periyar - Munnar (105 kms - 2 hours):
After an early breakfast drive to Munnar, on arrival transfer to the hotel, Munnar is located at the Idukki district of Kerala State in India. The word "Munnar" means three rivers. 3 mountain streams (Madurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala) are joining together here. During the British rule in India, Munnar was the summer resort of the Government officials. The natural beauty, calmness and mild cold climate throughout the year make it the favourite tourist place. There are about 30 tea plantations in and around Munnar. The tea estates, hills, lakes and forests inside Munnar range exposes it's beauty. The Munnar hills are covered by tea plants, which make the feeling of seeing a wide green carpet. Later take visit at Rajmalai Wild Life sanctuary - this is the only sanctuary in India where Indian Ibex’s are found, followed by visit at Kannan Devan Hills from here you can have a panoramic view of Munnar Tea Estates & the Lake of Munnar. Overnight at the hotel.
12 Day: Munnar:
After breakfast you can opt to visit to Mattupetty famous for its highly specialised dairy farm, the Indo-swiss live stock project. Over 100 varietes of high yielding cattle are reared here. Visitors are allowed into three of the eleven cattle sheds at the farm, followed by visit to Pothamedu which offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks. Later visit at Devikulam (7 km from Munnar). This idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience. The Sita Devi Lake with its mineral waters and picturesque surroundings is a good picnic spot. The lake is also ideal for trout fishing. Return to the hotel for overnight stay at Munnar.
13 Day: Munnar - Cochin (134 kms - 3 hours):
After breakfast checkout and drive to Cochin. On arrival transfer to the hotel. After some rest and relaxation in the evening enjoy the Kathakali, one of India's most famous Classical dances. Lavish Costumes & Exotic makeup & Masks intensify the beauty of the dancers, intricate moments. Overnight at Cochin.
14 Day: Cochin:
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Cochin: Oasis state of Kerala & on to the Malabar Coasts & Kochi (formerly Cochin), one of the India's most colourful cities. This inter, connected series of Islands & shoreline presents a vivacious blend of Cultures & Religions; Visit to Fort Cochin & St. Frances Church to see the town of Vasco da Gama. We also see the Jewish Synagogue & the Mattancherry "Dutch" Palace. This evening a memorable experience in any journey in Kerala is a Boat Trip along the Palm Fringed Lakes & Backwaters of the Area; we enjoy this extraordinary excursion today. As we sail along the shady canals we see cantilevered Chinese fishing nets. From our launch, we enjoy use of narrow produced - Laden dugouts & the everyday life of families living on narrow spits of land between the waters. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
15 Day Cochin - Ooty (300 Kms 5- 6 hrs):
After breakfast checkout and drive to Ooty, en route optionally you can visit Bandipur & Mudumalai Sanctuaries, on arrival transfer to the hotel. After relaxation, enjoy the beauty of this hill station. Ooty is fondly known as the 'Queen of Hill Stations',Ooty is snugly ensconced in the heart of the Nilgiris. Dotted with undulating hills, sparkling waterfalls, gurgling brooks and lush green tea gardens, this tranquil haven is sure to capture the hearts of every visitor. Later take a sightseeing tour of Ooty enjoy the scenic surroundings, the Botanical Garden a wealth of variety of plants that include different types of roses, imported shrubs, rare flowering plants, eucalyptus trees, several old trees and even a fossilized tree trunk that is 20 million years old, followed by boat rides and fishing, a visit to the Ooty Lake is a must. Besides these, there are various view points like Lamb’s Rock, Kodanadu and Dodabetta Peak is the highest point in the district at a height of 2623 meters.Provided the day is clear, one can see as far as the plains of Coimbatore and the Mysore plateau. Overnight at Ooty.
16 Day: Ooty - Coonoor - Ooty (1 hour drive):
After breakfast take an excursion to Coonoor, visiting Sim's Park, there are also a number of individual tree specimens planted all over the place, give a special charm to the park, Dolphin's Nose, the Nose is a unique rock of tremendous proportions which looks like a Dolphin, Lamb's Rock commands a grand view of the Coimbatore Plains, Laws Falls a paradise for Nature lovers. If you love trekking visit to The Droog, used by as an outpost by Tipu Sultan, stands 6,000 feet height overlooking the plains, it is around 3 kms trekking, later drive back to Ooty for overnight stay.
17 Day: Ooty - Mysore (155 kms - 3 hours):
Morning after breakfast drive to Mysore is the Sandalwood and Incense Capital of the World & some of India's finest Crafts, such as Printed Silk, Inlaid, Furniture and Ivory Carvings are also found here. Also known as the city of Palaces, Mysore retains a quaint charm that never fails to enchant. Afternoon Sight seeing trip to visit the Palace of the Maharaja (Emperor) built in 1911 - 1912. The palace is of harmonious syntheses of the Hindu and saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures which are magnificent followed by visit at St. Philomenas cathedral - folklore museum - Brindavan gardens & spectacular musical fountains. Visit the Art Gallery; drive up to Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple and a panoramic view of Mysore. On the way back, see the Nandi Bull. Overnight at the hotel.
18 Day; Mysore - Hassan (115 kms 3 hours):
After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Hassan, en route visit the picturesque hilly landscape afterwards continue to drive to Hassan. En route toy can take a stopover in Halebid, which is the ancient capital of Hoysala Empire. In Halebid we visit the Hoysalesvara Temple of 12th century where we see half-life size statues of Hindu deities, with minute details of each, all around the temple. After the visit in Halebid we proceed to Belur. In Belur we visit the group of Chennakesava Temples, which are famous for its architecture and sculptures. After visit drive to Hassan for overnight stay.
19 Day: Hassan - Sravanbelagola - Bangalore (140 Kms - 3 hrs):
After breakfast check out and drive to Bangalore. En route visit Sravanbelagola, At Sravanbelagola, hewn out of a single rock and visible from a distance of 25 kms is the statue of Lord Gomteshwara, which is bathed with milk, sandalwood, saffron once every 12 years. Continue to proceed to Bangalore. On arrival transfer to the hotel relax. Later take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting Lal Baugh - One of the many gardens in the city; it derives its name from the profusion of Red roses which are in bloom here, Cubbon Park - a garden laid down by Lord Cubbon in 1864. The ambience of the city life is broken with presence of such a large park in the center of the city. The Bull Temple - The 4.57 m high and 6.10 meters long image is carved out of single granite rock, Bangalore Palace - Built in the Tudor style and inspired by the Windsor palace, Vidhan Soudha - the Vidhan Soudha houses the state legislative assembly of state government, Tipu’s Palace - The summer palace of Tipu Sultan later followed by visit to Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple - The temple is natural monolith carved cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. In the evening you can visit Ulsoor Lake. Overnight at the hotel.
20 Day: Bangalore-Kolkata(By Air)
Morning after breakfast transfer to the airport to board the schedule morning flight to Kolkata.Arrive Kolkata and transfer to Hotel for rest. At evening sightseeing of some places near by hotel.
Day 21: Visit some more palaces in kolkata and nearby. At evening take train/flight for New Jalpaiguri/Bagdogra.
Day 22: Arrival New Jalpaiguri Railway Station/ Bagdogra Airport - Darjeeling
DarjeelingMeeting and assistance on arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station/ Bagdogra Airport. Board your vehicle to arjeeling (90 Kilometres / 03 hours). Arrive Darjeeling and transfer to Hotel.
Day 23: Darjeeling
Excursion to Tiger Hill to watch the spectacular sunrise. Visit Ghoom Monastery while returning to the hotel. After breakfast, proceed for city tour visiting the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park and the Tibetan Refugee Centre. Overnight stay at Hotel in Darjeeling.
Day 24: Darjeeing - Tashidang - Yuksom (130 Km/ approx. 6/7 hrs drive)
Drive to Yuksom en route visiting Tashiding - a small village on a hilltop. The Tashiding monastery was built during the 17th Century and is highly revered. Overnight stay at Hotel in Yuksum.
Day 25: Yuksom - Pelling (35 Km)
Drive to Pelling. In the afternoon, a walking excursion to Sango-Choling monastery - Sikkim's second oldest monastery and definitely one of the best located. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pelling.
Day 26: Pelling - Gangtok (118 Km/ approx. 3 ½ hrs drive)
Drive to Gangtok en route visiting Pemayangste Monastery - One of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim. Pemayangtse boasts of a splendid collection of ancient Buddhist antique idols, scriptures as well as sculptures & Rabdantse Ruins. Overnight stay at Hotel in Gangtok.
Day 27: Gangtok
City tour of Gangtok - Visit the Enchey Monastery, Do Drul Chorten, Research Institute of Tibetology, Government Institute of Cottage Industries. In the afternoon, excursion to Rumtek Monastery - the largest and one of the most important monasteries in entire Sikkim. Overnight stay at Hotel in Gangtok.
Day 28: Gangtok
Pemayangste MonasteryExcursion to Tsongu Lake and Nathu La Pass. At 12,400 ft through the Kyongnosal alpine Sanctuary, this holy lake is near the Chinese border & is frozen for 4 months in winter. A 40-Km drive takes you to this high altitude alpine region in 1 ½ hours. Then proceed to Nathula pass on the Indo-China border. Return back to the Hotel in Gangtok for overnight stay.
Day 29: Gangtok - Kalimpong (83 Km. approx. 2 ½ hrs drive)
Drive to Kalimpong in the mornning. In the afternoon, city tour of Kalimpong visiting Monasteries and Flower Nurseries. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kalimpong.
Day 30: Kalimpong - New Jalpaiguri Railway Station/ Bagdogra airport
Depart Kalimpong for New Jalpaiguri Railway station/ Bagdogra airport (80 Km/ approx. 2 ½ hrs). Take flight for Delhi. arriveDelhi and transfer to Hotel take some rest.
Day 31: New & Old Delhi
Breakfast at Hotel and then leave for full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi visiting Jamia Masjid, enjoy rickshaw ride in narrow alleys of old Delhi through Kinari Bazaar And 400 years old Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, Crematory of Mahatma Gandhi,Birla Temple, Parliament House, Presidential House, India Gate, Government buildings & Qutab Minar, Akshardham Temple. Welcome dinner will be organized at Village Restaurant Bistro with Indian Cultural dances. Return Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 32: New Delhi - Mandawa ( 275 Km, 06 hours )
Morning leave for Mandawa through the villages of Rajasthan. Arrive & check in at Hotel Castle Mandawa, afternoon visit the 150 to 200 year old painted havelies (big houses) by the natural colors in the streets of the village. You can also watch the daily village life while watching the havelies. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 33: Mandawa - Bikaner ( 190 Km, 04 hours )
Morning leave for Bikaner was founded by Rao Biked Ji in 1488 A.D. Arrive & check in at the Hotel. Afternoon visit Junagarh Fort founded in year 1593 by Raja Rai Singh who was general in the army of mighty Mughal emperor Akbar and rest of the Fort was improved by the successors. Afterwards visit Asia's largest Camel Breeding Research Farm and local busy markets.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 34: Bikaner - Jaisalmer ( 330 Km, 06 hours )
After breakfast leave for Jaisalmer enroute visit at 7th century Mahavira Jain Temple and 2000 years old Jija Mata Temple at Oscian village. Continue your drive drive to Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D. after shifting his capital from Ladurva. Jaisalmer was the main caravan route from Far East to the Middle East, arrive & check in at Hotel Gorbandh Palace or similar for overnight stay.
Day 35: Jaisalmer ( Golden City )
Morning sightseeing of Jaisalmer Fort ( 80 meters above plains ) & Jain Temples within the Fort built in 12th to 15th century which are very worth watching. The specialty of the Fort is that still approximately 5000 people are living inside. Visit Fort Palace & atop from Palace you can have the golden view of whole Jaisalmer city as whole city is built in yellow sand stones, when sun rays fall on the city, it give impression as golden city of India. Afterwards visit Patwon Ki Haveli and Nath Ji Mal Ki Haveli. Afternoon drive to Sam Sand dunes to watch sensational Sun Set by camel ride. Return to Hotel for overnight.
Day 36: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (275Km) - Luni (40km)
Breakfast & leave to Jodhpur, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD after shifting his capital from Mandore to Jodhpur by the advise of a holy man. Arrive & check in at Hotel, afternoon visit Mehrangarh Fort 125 meters above plains, Jaswant thada and Sardar market clock tower. After Sightseeing drive to Luni. Later an hours drive brings us to the world of animals - Luni, the palace amidst the more rustic life of Rajasthan. After lunch we take you on a safari to discover the hidden beauty of the jungle life. Here you would be visiting the Bishnoi villages. Bishnois are a tribe that respects life in every form - animals trees and even dead branches. They are vegetarians and even in the villages they protect the animal life and don't let anybody practice hunting in the vicinity of their villages. They live in a joint family system where the oldest member is generally the head of the family. Then we would like you to witness the opium ceremony with the Patels - a rich tribe. It is a ceremony prevelant in this part of Rajasthan where the youth offers opium to drink mixed with water to the elders of the family when they come back from work in the fields.Night in Fort Chanwa in Luni.
Day 37: Luni-Ranakpur-Udaipur ( 245 Km, 07 hours )
Breakfast and leave for Udaipur enroute visit 15th century Ranakpur Jain Temple built in pure white marble with 80 doms supported by 1444 different carved pillars. Continue your drive to Udaipur, founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 AD, ( Maha means great & Rana means warrior, so Maharana means a great warrior ). Udaipur is a beautiful city of lakes at the altitude of 577 MSL surrounded by Aravalli Hills. Arrive and check in at for overnight stay.
Day 38: Udaipur ( Lake City )
After breakfast visit City Palace, Jagdish temple built in 1651 AD, Fatehsagar lake, Sahalion Ki Bari. Afternoon enjoy boat ride in lake Pichola to visit Jagmandir Island. Late afternoon, enjoy exciting cultural folk dances of Rajasthan at Meera Kala Mandir. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 39: Udaipur - Jaipur ( 348 Km, 06. hours )
After an early breakfast in hotel drive to Jaipur. This historic city was founded by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh in 1727 AD after shifting his capital from Amer valley to newly formed and planned city of its time after consulting so many maps of the world and finally organized own religious map Shilpa Shastra with the help of a young Bengali architect Vidyadhar Batacharya. Maharaja Swai Jai Singh was a builder, astronomer, astrologer, soldier, philospher. Presently, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan & is world famous as the Pink City. Arrive and your first Stop will be at Amer Fort where from elephants will carry you to the Fort, ( Elephant Ride ) gives you the experience and impression of how Maharajas & royal family members were using the services of elephants. After lunch visit City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar ( Astrological Observatory ), Hawa Mahal (wind palace ) where from royal ladies were watching daily processions and daily life. Check in at Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 40: Jaipur ( Pink City )
After breakfast full day sightseeing tours of Jaipur visiting Hawa Mahal (palace of winds ) where from royal ladies were watching daily processions and life. Afterwards visit Amer Fort by elephant ride, that gives you the experience and impression of how Maharajas & royal family members were using the services of elephants. After lunch visit City Palace Museum, Astrological Observatory and local busy markets. Afterwards check in at Hotel Rambagh palace for overnight stay.Day 41: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra ( 235 Km, 06 hours ) Morning leave for Agra enroute one of the most important place of Mughal era Fatepur Sikri founded by Akbar in 1569 AD as a ceremonial capital. But unfortunately this magnificent city was abandoned due to scarcity of drinking water and Akbar went back to Agra. Continue your drive to Agra, arrive and check in at Hotel Clarks Shiraz. After change and wash visit one of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal ( monument of love ), founded by 5th great Mughal Emperor Shahi Jahan in the memory of his beloved queen Anjuman Bano Begum ( with love emperor called her Mumtaz ). After her death in 1627 AD, in her memory emperor started to built Taj Mahal ( Taj means crown & Mahal means Palace, so it is Crown Palace ) from 1631 to 1653 AD with twenty two thousand labors working since sun rise to sun set in twenty two years. The marble was transported from Makrana in Rajasthan by the help of animals. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 42: Agra
After an early breakfast in Clark Shiraz, visit Agra Fort, was built by three emperors, Akbar & Jahangir in red sand stone & Shahi Jahan in white marble. The Fort is 2.5 Km long and during Mughal rule one third of the Fort was occupied by the army. When British ruled India, they repeated same tradition and now traditionally Indian army has occupied the same. Afterwards visit Itma-ud-ullha the baby Taj. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 43: Agra - Khajuraho ( By Flight )
Transfer to Agra airport to board flight for Khajuraho. The temples at Khajuraho from probably one of the best examples of Indian art and architecture. Arrive and check in at Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 44: Khajuraho - Varanasi ( By Flight )
This morning visit the Eastern and Western group of temples where fortnight sculptures celebrate the joy of life and love forwhich there is probably no equivalent in the world. Afternoon transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi situated onthe banks of the sacred Ganges, Varanasi has been a center of pilgrimage and learning for over 2000 years and is considered to be one of the oldest surviving cities in the world. Arrive and check in at Hotel for overnight.
Day 45: Varanasi - Delhi ( By Flight )
Early morning boat ride to watch the sunrise over the Ganges when hundred of people are worshiping & taking bath. Later tour the old city visiting the principles temples including Kashi Hindu University where more than fifty thousand students from all over the world are learning. Afternoon Transfer to airport to board flight for New, arrive and explore few hours in the busy markets of old and new Delhi. After farewell dinner transfer to International airport to board flight back to your country.
We tried to get you tour package in which you can get panoramic view of India, Even you miss a lot of aspects of India.
Its impossible to view all of india in just 45 odd days. But we assure you will get enough of it.