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GOA BEACH SPLEANDOUR ( 3 Nights / 4 Days )

DAY 1
Arrive Goa, meet assist at the airport/railway station and transfer to hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Night stay in Goa.

DAY 2
After breakfast, proceed on a half day sightseeing tour of Goa, visiting Miramar Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus and the city of Panjim-bustling with shops and tourists. The afternoon is at leisure to relax on the beach. Night stay in Goa.

DAY 3
Relish your breakfast and Excursion to Dudhsagar. The evening at leisure. Laze on the beach, go for swim, explore the shops for cashewnuts, buy holiday wear or take an optional tour visiting "Goa of the past"-a mackup village which portrays Goa what it was 100 years ago. Night stay in Goa.

DAY 4
After breakfast, proceed to airport / railway station for journey to onward destination.

GOLDEN TRIANGLE (3 Nights/ 4 days) by Car 06 DAYS

Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi , the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India. Meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel . Night stay in Delhi.

Day 02 / Delhi- Agra ( By road )
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi :

OLD DELHI -
A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.

NEW DELHI-
An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Evening drive to Agra & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Agra.

Day 03 / Agra-Jaipur ( By road )
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Agra :

TAJ MAHAL- Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.

AGRA FORT- Fort built in red sandstone with its magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and the beautiful gardens. This is where Emperor Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the last year of his life viewing the Taj Mahal from across the river Jamuna.
Afternoon drive to Jaipur enroute visiting FATEHPUR SIKRI -the deserted red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of it's grandeur.

Arrive Jaipur & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 04 / Jaipur-Delhi-Departure( By road )
Proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.

AMBER FORT PALACE- Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression. Continue sight- seeing.

CITY PALACE- A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city.

It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

JANTAR MANTAR- This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

HAWA MAHAL- The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Evening drive to Delhi & transfer to airport to board the onward flight.

SOUTHERN SPLENDOURS

Duration :16 Days
Destinations : Bombay, Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty, Cochin, Kumarakom, Houseboat, Periyar, Madurai and Madras

Day-01 : Arrive Bombay
You will be met on your arrival at Bombay International Airport and transferred to the hotel of your choice. Bombay ,is the commercial capital of India and also a bustling metropolis. Overnight in Bombay.

Day-02 : In Bombay
Breakfast at the hotel followed a sightseeing tour of Bombay visiting - Gateway of India, the marine drive, the prince of Wales museum, hanging gardens and Victoria rail station. Overnight in Bombay.

Day-03 : Bombay-Bangalore
After breakfast, transfer to airport intime to board flight for Bangalore. Met on your arrival in Bangalore and transferred to the hotel of your choice. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Bangalore visiting -- The Lal bagh botanical gardens, The Bull temple and The vidhan sudha. Overnight in Bangalore.

Day-04 : Bangalore-Mysore
After breakfast, depart for Mysore by road (140 kms /2 ½ hrs). On your arrival in Mysore check into the hotel of your choice. This city of palaces, flowers and sandalwood was once the residence of the Maharajas of Mysore. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Mysore visiting -- The Mysore palace and The chamundi hills. Overnight in Mysore.

Day-05 : Mysore-Ooty
After breakfast, depart for Ooty by road (170 kms /3 ½ hrs). On your arrival in Ooty check into the hotel of your choice. 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. Overnight in Ooty.

Day-06 : In Ooty
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in Ooty. Overnight in Ooty.

Day-07 : Ooty-Cochin
After breakfast, depart for Cochin by road (300 kms /6 hrs). On your arrival in Cochin check into the hotel of your choice. Cochin or Kochi (new name) is the palm green commercial capital of Kerala. Overnight in Cochin.

Day-08 : In Cochin
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a sightseeing tour of Cochin visiting - St. Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue and the Chinese fishing nets. Overnight in Cochin.

Day-09 : Cochin-Kumarakom
After breakfast, depart for Kumarakom by road (75 kms /02 hrs). On your arrival in Kumarakom, check-in to the Coconut Lagoon Resort for another unique experience. Overnight at the Cocunut Lagoon Resort.

Day-10 : Kumarakom-Houseboat
After breakfast, board houseboat for overnight cruise in the backwaters of Kerala. Cruise takes you through the palm-fringed canals and is a unique way to discover Kerala. Evening candlelit dinner on board houseboat. Overnight on board the Houseboat.

Day-11 : Houseboat-Periyar
After breakfast, disembark the houseboat in Alleppey and depart for Periyar by road (180 kms / 3 ½ hrs). The Periyar Wildlife sanctuary is one of the best maintained wildlife sanctuaries in Southern India, giving an opportunity of spotting elephants, leopards, tigers and bisons, amongst various other species of flora and fauna. On your arrival in Periyar check into the Spice Village Resort. Overnight at the Spice Village Resort.

Day-12 : In Periyar
Early morning boat ride on Periyar lake to watch wildlife. After breakfast a short jungle trek with a naturalist to watch flora, fauna and avifauna. Overnight at the Spice Village Resort.

Day-13 : Periyar-Madurai
After breakfast, depart for Madurai by road (186 kms/03 hrs). The city is known for its rich heritage, culture and historical background and is most famous for the Meenakshi Temple. On your arrival in Madurai check-in to the hotel of your choice.Evening witness temple ceremony at Meenakshi Temple. Overnight in Madurai.

Day-14 : Madurai-Madras/Chennai
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a sightseeing tour of Madurai visiting -- The Shree Meenakshi temple, the teppa kulum -- a tank with an island temple and Tirumalainaik palace. Afternoon transfer to airport intime to board flight for Madras. Met on your arrival in Madras and transferred to the hotel of your choice. Overnight in Madras.

Day-15: In Madras/Chennai
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a full day sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram, well known for their rock hewn temples, sculptures and the worlds largest stone bas relief. The fantastic Shore Temples are among the most talked about and most photographed monuments in the country. Return to Madras for overnight.

Day-16: Depart Madras/Chennai
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a half-day sightseeing tour of Madras visiting -- the national art gallery & museum, Fort St George, a drive along the marina beach, St. Mary's church and Mylapore temple. Rest of the day at leisure in Madras until transfer to the International Airport intime to board your flight home.

SOUTH INDIAN TOUR – 17NIGHTS/18DAYS

Day 01:
Bangalore On arrival at Bangalore a very personal traditional welcome awaits you with vermilion and garland. Transfer to hotel for check in at the hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Bangalore
After Breakfast. Morning city tour of Bangalore to visit Lal Bagh - a 240 acre botanical garden laid out in the year 1760, Vidhan Soudha, the state of legislature, built on Neo - Dravidian style of architecture, Tippu's palace and Bull temple. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 Bangalore- Mysore (03 Hours) Breakfast.
Late morning drive to Mysore. Enroute visit Sreerangapatnam on an island in the Cauvery river. Visit the summer palace and museum of Tipu Sultan and the exquisite Hoysala temples at Somnathpur. On arrival at Mysore check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 04 Mysore
After Breakfast, in the morning visit the imposing Mysore palace of Maharaja of Mysore built in 1911 - 12, Chamundi hills which stands 1062 mts above sea level and Chamarajendra Art Gallery. Evening visit Devaraja market. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 Mysore – Hassan Breakfast
Drive to Hassan via Sravanabelgola, with its huge statue of Gomateshwara carved from a single piece of rock. On arrival check in the hotel. Afternoon visit the Hoysala temples at Belur and Halebid . Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Hassan – Coorg
After breakfast leave for Coorg, the land known for its tropical forest, exotic spice and coffee plantations. On arrival check in at plantation resort. Rest of the day free for walking tour, bird watch and Elephant safari. Overnight at the resort.

Day 07: Coorg – Vythiri
Breakfast.Late morning drive to Vythiri. You can opt either Tree House or Plantation resort.

Day 08: Vythiri
After breakfast. Full day to explore the enchanting natural beauty of Wynad hills. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09: Vythiri - Shornur- Cochin
After breakfast and early departure to Cochin via Shornur and Guruvayoor. At Shornur visit Kalamandalam - the school where traditional art forms are taught in the Gurukula system. At Guruvayoor have a typical Kerala vegetarian lunch on banana leaf. Also visit Punathoor Fort - where more than forty elephants are kept. On arrival at Cochin check in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Cochin
After, breakfast in the morning sightseeing of Cochin Visit Jewish synagogue, Dutch Palace, St. Francis church and Chinese Fishing Nets and antique shop street. Evening watch Kathakali the traditional dance drama of Kerala. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Cochin – Thekkady
after breakfast, drive to Periyar, which takes you through the scenic high ranges of Kerala amidst tea gardens. On arrival at Thekkady check in at nature habitat resort. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the resort.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - Periyar, one of the well-maintained wildlife sanctuaries of South India, is spread out over an area of 777 sq.miles and one can see leopard, tiger, elephant, bison and wild boar
Day 12 Thekkady Breakfast.
Early morning take a boat ride in the Periyar Lake to watch wildlife, Late in the morning take short trek inside the forest accompanied by a naturalist. Afternoon visit to Spice Plantation. Watch the amazing world of spices. vanilla, cardamom, ginger, betel nut, Nut Meg , clove, turmeric. Overnight at the resort.

Day 13: Thekkady - Kumarakom (4 Hours)
After breakfast, in the morning leave for Kumarakom, the backwater village. On arrival check in at backwater resort. Evening take a sunset cruise on the backwaters. Overnight at the resort.

Day 14: Kumarakom – Houseboat
Late in the morning board the Houseboat for an overnight cruise through the unique backwaters of Kerala. Cruise through the palm fringed canals; watch the Paddy fields, village folk. Relax on board hearing lullaby of the wind and waves. Overnight on board. Evening candlelit dinner onboard houseboat. Overnight on board.

Day 15 – 17:
Breakfast Disembark at Alleppey and drive to a Beach destination of your choice. You can opt Marari, Varkala, Kovalam or Bangaram Island Resort fro your beach holidays. Day 18: Departure

In time assisted transfer to Cochin / Trivandrum Airport for the onward flight.

Package Includes :

• Accommodation in well appointed room in 3 * hotel on Double sharing basis.
• Daily Breakfast
• A/c Innova for all surface transfers & sightseeing for the above mentioned places.
• All applicable hotel taxes.

Package Excludes :

• Any meals other than those mentioned above.
• Any Airfare / Train fare.
• Any transportation which is not mentioned in the itinerary .
• Entrance fees to Amusement parks & Boating charges.
• Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature.
• Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
• Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.
Note :
• At Hotel Check-in time is 14.00 hrs & / Check-out time 12.00 Noon.
• At Houseboat Check-in time is 12.00 hrs. & Check-out time is 09.00 hrs.
• In Houseboat, A/C will be operational from 9:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M.