All India Tour – 37 Days

37 Days
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TOUR DATES
DEPARTURE RETURN
16/01/2018 21/02/2018
06/02/2018 14/03/2018
07/03/2018 12/04/2018
11/09/2018 17/10/2018
18/11/2018 24/12/2018
TOUR PRICE
Adult : 3195 per person
PRICE
INCLUDES:
International economy class return air ticket
Accommodation in 3* hotel in standard room on twin / double / triple sharing basis (Wherever available, else best available (Guest Houses) will be provided. Triple sharing will have mattresses for Third person)
Daily Breakfast & Dinner
Economy class internal flight ticket as per itinerary
A/c Train ticket (3 Tier / 2 Tier)
All sightseeing as per Itinerary
Services of Tour Manager (for Group Only)
All intercity transfer as per Itinerary by private A/c Vehicle basis
PRICE DOES
NOT INCLUDE: 
Visa Fee
Travel Insurance
Lunches
Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone bills, drinks etc.
Any entrance fees not mentioned
Tips and Porterages
Guide Services
Any Monument entry fee & camera fee (wherever Applicable)
Single supplement : Call for Details
Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, weather conditions etc

 

Day 1 : Depart UK :

Today we fly out of UK to Delhi

Day 02: Delhi

On arrival at the international airport in Delhi. Transfer to your hotel. Later proceed for Aksardham Temple: It is also referred to as Delhi Akshardham or Swami Narayan Akshardham; it is a Hindu temple built on the banks of river Yamuna. The temple depicts an impeccable blend of grandeur, beauty, wisdom, and bliss. Aksardham means the eternal, divine abode of supreme God. The temple was built in 5 years and the most wonderful thing about it is that no steel was used in the making of this monument; it is only composed of sandstone and marble. One can also enjoy boat ride, and musical fountain (own cost). This is the largest Hindu temple in the world and is a masterpiece of great Indian culture. Later evening back to the hotel. Overnight will be in Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi

After breakfast proceed for a city tour of Delhi. The tour takes you from the old world to the modern city to discover the diversity of Old and New Delhi. You will Visit places like Qutab Minar, the landmark of Delhi, The minar is 73m high with a diameter at the base 14.4m and 2.7m at the top. Humayun's Tomb, built by his wife Haji Begum in the 16th. Century. Drive through Lutyens Delhi and see India Gate which commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in the 1st world war. Photo stop at Rashtrapati Bhawan, once the Viceroy’s residence is now the official residence of the President of India. Jama Masjid, made of red sandstone and white marble. It is India's largest mosque where more than 20.000 people can kneel in prayer at one time. Red Fort, the 17th century imposing fortress built in red sandstone is surrounded by a huge 33m high boundary wall. Inside are exquisite palaces and beautiful gardens. Later Visit the Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi's (Father of the India) Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.

Day 04: Delhi – Amritsar (By Train)

After early wake up and proceed for railway station to board the train for Amritsar. On Arrival at Amritsar railway station, transfer to hotel and evening free for leisure and shopping. Overnight stay in Amritsar.

Day 05 Amritsar

After breakfast visit Durgiana Temple, a partial replica of the Golden Temple, the Durgiana temple is situated outside the Lohagarh gate. It is dedicated to the Goddess Duraga and is frequented by devout Hindus. Later visit Golden Temple, the most sacred temple for Sikhs. It is a symbol of the magnificence and strength of the Sikh people all over the world. In the evolution of the Darbar Sahib, is entwined the history and ideology of Sikhism. Also visit Jalianwalla Bagh, Martyrs' memorial bulit in the shape of eternal flame of liberty is situated on the outskirts of Golden Temple. Here about 1500 and 2000 persons who were attending a peaceful meeting during the freedom movement fell under the bullets of the British General Dyer on 13 April 1919 and the city of Amritsar. Afternoon visit Wagah Border, the final frontier, Wagah about 28 KMs from Amritsar is the only border crossing between India and Pakisthan. It's an interesting experience especially at sunset when the Retreat ceremony takes place with the BSF on the Indian side of the Border. The Changing of the guards and the ceremonial lowering of the flags ceremony is carried out with great pomp. Later drive back to the Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 06: Amritsar – Chandigarh (235 KM app. 5 HRS.)

After breakfast check out the hotel drive to Chandigarh, on arrival transfer to the hotel, after relaxation visiting, Leisure valley is like a garland of gardens that beautifies the entire city. Rock Garden, is an epitome of creativity and innovation. It is a unique garden that consists of various art objects. But the best part about the rock garden is each of its artwork has been made by using industrial and urban waste. Later return to the hotel for Overnight stay.

Day 07: Chandigarh – Jaipur (By Flight)

After breakfast proceed to airport to board the flight for Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur airport direct drive to pre-booked hotel. On arrival check – in to the hotel. Evening we will enjoy Dinner in Chokhi Dhani: A rajasthani village themed restaurant spread over 5 acres of beautifully landscaped area on the outskirts of Jaipur. Dotted with machaans and platforms where different folk artists perform concurrently all through evening. Authentic rajasthani traditional food prepared with ethnic recipes and heritage hospitality makes it best in town. Later back to hotel for Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 08: Jaipur

Proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort after breakfast. 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 its ultimate expression. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families. 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. It is a five-storey structure 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. This afternoon is free for you to relax shop or explore independently. Shopping is superb in Jaipur, particularly for gold and silver jewellery, pottery, tie-dye materials, silk, saris, wooden handicrafts and carpets. Overnight will be at Jaipur.

Day 09: Jaipur – Agra (245 KMS)

Post breakfast, bid adieu to Jaipur for the magnificent city of Agra (243 Km away). En route, you would be making a halt at the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. Built during the second half of 16th century by Mughal emperor Akbar, Fatehpir Sikri is famous for its group of monuments and temples. Highly popular amongst them is Buland Darwaza, which is titled as the largest gateway in the world. Another majestic creation of the Mughal empire, Buland Durwaza is made up of red sandstone and has pillars and Chhatris at its top. After admiring its beauty, return back to the course of Agra. On arriving, our tour representative will transfer you to the hotel. Spend your evenings exploring the rich handicrafts of Agra in the nearby local market.

Day 10: Agra Sightseeing

You need to wake up early on this day as the tour schedule starts in the wee hours. First thing in the morning would be catching up the sight of the beautiful Taj Mahal as it glistens with the rays of the morning sun. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal is actually a mausoleum that is completely made up of white marble. It was built by the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is a UNESCO world heritage site and is a true example of Islamic style of architecture. Post breakfast, visit the other attractions of Agra. You would be first heading to the magnificent Agra fort, which is also a UNESCO proclaimed world heritage site. This Mughal fort was built in red sandstone and has many intricate structures like Diwan-I-Am and Diwan-I-Khas in the interiors of it. If you wish, you can visit Itmad-ud-Daula's tomb in the evening. It is a wonderful mausoleum that is often considered as mini Taj or Baby Taj. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11: Agra – Orchha – Khajuraho (by shtabadi Tain)

After Agra, the next destination would be Jhansi. Early in the morning, you would be transferred to the railway station. From there, board the next train to Jhansi (215 km away). On arriving Jhansi, you would be embarking on a road trip to Orchha (18 km away). Once a princely state, Orchha lies in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh. The town of Orchha was founded in 15th century AD and in today's world it is renowned for its numerous temples, palaces and forts. Highly popular amongst them are the Jehangir Mahal of Orchha (Classic Mughal architecture), Raj Mahal and Laxmi Narayan temple (mural paintings). As you would be done visiting the attractions of Orchha, get back on the road to Khajuraho (172 km away). On arrival at Khajuraho, you would be checking into a prebooked hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 12: Khajuraho – Varanasi (by flight)

Today our wonderful tour is dedicated in exploring the world heritage sites of Khajuraho. Divided into eastern and western group of temples, Khajuraho is known for its cluster of Hindu and Jain temples. As you would be done with the breakfast, the sightseeing tour of Khajuraho will commence. Under this, you would be visiting Laxmi & Varha temples, Kandariya Mahadev temple and Devi Jagdambi temple. Kandariya Mahadev temple is one of the largest Hindu temples in Khajuraho. It is famous for its stone carvings, the numbers of which count more than 900. On the other hand, Devi Jagdambi temple is a group of 25 beautifully decorated temples. These temples were built during the Chandella dynasty rule in India (10th-12th century) and are famous for erotic carvings. Post these visits, you would be heading to the airport to board the next flight to Varanasi. As you will arrive, on arrival transfer to hotel. If you wish, you can go for a walk in the surroundings, or otherwise, relax in your room. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13: Varanasi Sightseeing – (Night Train) – Kolkata

An early morning boat ride in the sacred Ganga River would be arranged for you. After breakfast, leave for Sarnath (6 km away). Sarnath in the northeast of Varanasi is where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. A highly sacred Buddhist religious place, Sarnath lies at the confluence of two rivers-Ganga and Gomati. Popular attractions here are Dhamek Stupa, Sarnath Museum and Chaukhandi Stupa. Post that return back to Varanasi. In Varanasi, you would be visiting Dashashwamedh ghat and Bharat Mata temple. Also known as Beni Madhav Ka Darera, Alamgir mosque is a brilliant example of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The mosque is situated on the banks of Ganges river. The city of Varanasi is known for its religious ghats. Most spectacular amongst them is the Dashashwamedh ghat, which is located close to the Vishwanath temple. After Sightseeing you would be transferred to the Varanasi railway station to board overnight train to Kolkata.

Day 14: Kolkata

Once you arrive in Kolkata, receive an assisted transfer to your pre-booked hotel. After breakfast, check – in to the hotel. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing the City of Joy, which may include Victoria Memorial, Calcutta Victoria memorial hall is a fabulous museum that was established in the year 1921. The credit for designing and drawing the plan for this monument goes to Sir William Emerson, President of the British Institute of Architects. Victoria Memorial of Kolkata, India is a fantastic place that will take you into the world of past history, where you can view the photos and effigies of prominent personalities, who made an incredible contribution in the glory of India. Today, Victoria memorial is one of the finest art museums in Kolkata. It is a 184 ft tall edifice that was constructed on 64 acres of land. The museum houses a group of mind-blowing figures above the north porch that epitomize prudence, learning and motherhood. Howrah Bridge, Howrah Bridge, located over the Hoogli River in West Bengal, India, is said to be the busiest bridge of the world. It got its name owing to the fact that it connects the city of Howrah to Calcutta. Hawrah Bridge in Kolkata, India, also known by the name 'Rabindra Setu', was set up in 1874. It stands on two 270 feet high pillars. Calcutta Howrah Bridge is a cantilever truss bridge that was constructed without using any nuts and bolts. Though, earlier it had a tram route, but presently, it is serving mainly as a Road Bridge. Birla Planetarium, Birla planetarium of Kolkata, India is one of the largest museums in Asia. It came into existence in the year 1962 and the credit for establishing this wonderful center of science, communication & environment goes to Birla Education Trust. It is situated at the Eastern metropolitan bypass of Calcutta. Night stay in the hotel.

Day 15: Kolkata – Puri (by flight)

After morning breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight to Bhubaneswar. On arrival Bhubaneswar airport direct drive to Puri. On arrival puri check – in to the hotel. Evening visit The Jagannath Temple of Puri is a sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath and located on the eastern coast of India, at Puri in the state of Odisha. The temple is an important pilgrimage destination for many Hindu traditions, particularly worshippers of god Krishna and god Vishnu, and part of the Char Dham pilgrimages that a Hindu is expected to make in one's lifetime. After darsan drive back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 16: Puri – (55 Km) - Bhubaneswar – Hyderabad

After morning breakfast drive to airport to board the flight to Hyderabad. On arrival at Hyderabad airport transfer to pre – booked hotel. Evening free for leisure and shopping. Overnight stay in Hyderabad.

Day 17: Hyderabad

After morning breakfast proceed for sightseeing for Hyderabad, Charminar: The Charminar, constructed in 1591 CE, is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India. Nizam Museum: Nizam Museum or H.E.H Nizam's Museum is a museum located in Hyderabad at Purani Haveli, a palace of the erstwhile Nizams. Golconda Fort: Golkonda, also known as Golconda or Golla konda, is a citadel and fort in Southern India and was the capital of the medieval sultanate of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, is situated 11 kilometres west of Hyderabad. Evening free for Shopping. Overnight stay in Hyderabad.

Day 18: Hyderabad - Chennai (by flight)

After breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to Hyderabad airport to board the flight for Chennai. Arrive at Chennai and transfer to the hotel. Check – in and relax. Overnight will be at Chennai.

Day 19: Chennai – Mahabalipuram (55 KM)

Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for the sightseeing of Chennai: Santhome Cathedral: Built by Portuguese in the 14th and 15th century, this Cathedral is named after St. Thomas. Historically important, it is one of the pilgrimages for the Christian community. Kapaleeswarar Temple: edicated to Lord Shiva, Kapaleeswarar temple has inscriptions from the 13th century A.D. The temple 'Gopuram' (tower) is in the characteristic Dravidian style of architecture. The walls and pillars of temple have very delicate and intricate carvings which depict the scenes from Hindu mythology. Post sightseeing of Chennai drive to Mahabalipuram.

Day 20: Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (99 KM)

Next morning after breakfast, move out on a sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram. The major attractions to visit include The Shore Temple: The Shore Temple is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is a structural temple, built with blocks of granite, dating from the 8th century AD. and The Five Ratha temples: Pancha Rathas (also known as Pandava Rathas) is a monument complex at Mahabalipuram, on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Pancha Rathas is an example of monolithic Indian rock-cut architecture. Dating from the late 7th century, it is attributed to the reign of King Mahendravarman I and his son Narasimhavarman I (630–680 AD; also called Mamalla, or "great warrior") of the Pallava Kingdom. An innovation of Narasimhavarman, the structures are without any precedent in Indian architecture. The complex is under the auspices of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site inscribed by UNESCO as Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Tiger caves, The Tiger Cave is a rock-cut Hindu temple complex located in the hamlet of Saluvankuppam, it gets its name from the carvings of tiger heads on the mouth of a cave which forms a part of the complex. The Tiger Cave is considered to be one of the Mahabalipuram rock-cut temples constructed by the Pallavas in the 8th century AD. The site is located on the Bay of Bengal coast and is a popular picnic spot and tourist destination. The temple is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). After the visit leave for Pondicherry. As on reaching Pondicherry, check-in at one our listed hotels. Rest and relax for the day. In the evening you may take a leisurely walk to the local market of Pondicherry. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 21: Pondicherry – Tanjore (170 KMS)

After breakfast proceed for local sightseeing of tanjore like Sri Aurobindo Ashram: was founded by Sri Aurobhindo, a Bengal revolutionary and Philosopher who struggled bitterly against the British for freedom. After his period, “the Mother” - the chief disciple of Aurobindo, ran the ashram. Its spiritual principle represents a combination of Yoga and Modern Science. Auroville: City of Dawn an experimental town, was founded by Ms. Mirra Richard also called as “Mother”. Auroville is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity. It is located 8 Km from the Pondicherry city. Aurobindo Handmade Paper factory: This factory is one of the Ashram’s most successful commercial enterprises, with the paper produced here are being exported to other countries (but now the production has become less). Pondicherry Museum: It is located in the former residence of the French Administrator building. The museum has a collection of rare bronzes and stone sculptures from the Pallava and Chola dynasties and artifacts excavated from Arikamedu. Post sightseeing of Pondicherry drive to Tanjore. On arrive check – in to the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Tanjore.

Day 22: Tanjore – Madurai (155 KMS)

After morning breakfast move out on a sightseeing tour of Tanjore. Tanjore: A city famous for Brahadeeswarar Temple and known as Granary of South India, lying in the deltaic region of the famous river Cauvery. An important centre for South Indian art and architecture as most of the living Chola temples and UNESCO world heritage monument is located in and around Tanjore. Tanjore is also the home of the Tanjore painting, a unique style of this region. Tanjore was at height of its glory during King Raja Raja Chola. Brahadeeswarar Temple: It is also called as 'Big Temple', which was built by King Raja Raja Chola. It is an architect's marvel & is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. The main shrine of this temple is Lord Brahadeeswarar (Shiva). The Shiv Linga of Brahadeeswara is probably the grandest in existence. Big Temple stands tall with its beaming tower. It's one of the architectural wonders of the world. The Massive Nandhi measures 25 tons weight. This is the second biggest Nandhi in India. It will take 1 hour to visit this place. Saraswathi Mahal Library: The Saraswathi Mahal Library was started between the intervals of 1535 AD and 1673 for the Royals of Nayaks and the Maratha kings between 1673 AD and 1855 expanded the library. Specifically, during the kingdom of Saroboji II, thousands of books were got placed. And the library has collections of rare and illustrated manuscripts in Indian and European languages. The palm leaf manuscripts go beyond 20,000 in number. The rare Sanskrit books in the library were collected by the King Saroboji from various places of the western side of India and hence the name Saroboji. Overnight will be at Madurai.

Day 23: Madurai

Today morning enjoy the breakfast. Later proceed for the sightseeing of Madurai: Meenakshi Amman Temple: This is one of the famous temples in South India, which is dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Shiva. Main goddess is Lord Meenakshi. The temple is located in the centre of the city. Most impressive of the temple is its 12 Towers. This temple has five entrances, four entrances were built according to the direction like East, west, North and South and name as East Tower, West Tower, North Tower and South Tower and it is famous for Golden Lotus tank also. In this temple various festivals are celebrated continuously around the year. All the temple towers are decorated with paintings with arts and architecture. Thousand pillars hall is located inside the temple itself. (Architecture of the temple is amazing & one must see this remarkable temple in his/her lifetime). - During festival season, all the temple towers and water tank will be illuminated with colorful lights. Thirumalai Nayak palace: King Thirumalai Nayak, who was one of the Nayak rulers, built this palace. The building, which we see now, was the main palace where the King Nayak lived. Still, his throne is kept in the palace for exhibition. The palace was divided into two parts, one is called Swarga Vilasam and another one is called Ranga Vilasam. The specialty of the palace the style of the architecture and the designing of the palace is the combination of all Dravidian, Islamic and European styles. Huge circular pillars urround the Courtyard of the palace. Every evening, sound and light show is conducted as well with stories depicting Nayak' s life history and about his rule. Gandhi Museum: This museum was built to honor our Father of nation, Gandhi JI. It gives a detailed history about his freedom struggle. We shall see many pictures of Freedom struggle and Gandhian thoughts. The pictures exhibits based on Indian political leaders, peace movements and some of the collections of world events. We shall also witness some of the things which were used by Gandhi Ji. Thiruparankundram Temple: This temple is the first one, among the six abodes of Lord Murugan (Karthikeya). This temple was built by carving the hills. Lord Muruga marries goddess Deivayanai, who is the daughter of Indra (King of the Heaven). One more specialty of this temple is the idols of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu both faces each other in the main shrine, which is rare thing in Hindu temples. The vehicle of Murugan is the peacock and his weapon is Vel (Javelin). In the evening either enjoy the Sound – n – Light Show at Thirumalai Nayak Palace (Own cost). Overnight will be at Madurai.

Day 24: Madurai – Thekkady (139 KMS)

After morning breakfast move to Thekkady. Check out from Hotel after breakfast and we take you to Thekkady (139Kms / 5 Hrs). On arrival at Thekkady check into Hotel. Afternoon go for a spice plantation Tour (Optional) & later for boating in the Periyar lake to view the wildlife at the Periyar tiger reserve (Optional). Overnight stay at Hotel, Thekkady.

Day 25: Thekkady – Kumarakom (130 KMS)

Enjoy the breakfast at the resort. Drive to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is a small backwater village lying west of Kottayam. It is a part of Kuttanad, which is a ' wonder land ', lying below sea level in the backwaters. Kumarakom is an unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves. The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala. Kumarakom offers nature's best with its virgin forest backwaters. It is a place fit for those quiet and intimate moments when you just want to be with yourself in tranquillity and peace. Board the houseboat in the afternoon for a cruise in the backwaters. Our boat awaits and we begin a thrilling and colourful boat ride through the 'backwaters' to Ambalaphuza, all sitting on the deck to see more! The term 'backwaters' actually refers to the extensive network of rivers, lakes, canals and lagoons that lace the coastal plain interior coastline and stretch from Cochin almost down to Trivandrum. Small canoes, elderly sailboats, coconut-laden barges, tiny skiffs full of school children, Chinese-style Junks and thatch-covered country craft are common sights. Overnight will be at Houseboat.

Day 26: Alleppey – Cochin (60 KMS)

Enjoy the breakfast at the houseboat. Disembark from the houseboat at Alleppey Jetty and proceed to Cochin. On arrival at cochin check in at Hotel. Later proceed for a sightseeing tour of FORT COCHIN. A few interesting sites included in the tour are the Chinese fishing nets along the Vasco Da Gama Square, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, VOC Gate, Bastion Bungalow, Jewish ynagogue, Mattancherry Palace, etc. Learn the operation of the interesting Chinese fishing nets erected on teak wood and bamboo poles which work on the principle of balance. Records say they were first set up here between AD 1350 and 1450. Vasco Da Gama Square, the narrow promenade that parallels the beach, is the best place to watch the nets being lowered and pulled out of the sea. Overnight will be at Cochin.

Day 27: Cochin – Ooty (285 KMS)

After morning breakfast drive to the "queen of Hill Stations" Ooty. En-route you will be mesmerized by awe-inspiring beauty offered by the woods. After crossing Palakkad, we will reach Kerala – Tamil Nadu border. Further, continue the drive to Ooty. On arrival, check into a hotel. For the rest of the day relax in the hotel, followed by an overnight stay. Situated at an altitude of 2240 meters, Ooty was once the most adored and visited summer getaway for Britishers. Presently it stands among the most popular tourist destinations of India. The main attraction of the place is the mountain train journey on a ratchet and pinion track. This wonderful journey begins from Kallar (near Mettupalayam), and a spice is added when it moves through twisted trails with thrilling curves. In the entire tour, the sight of tea gardens, murmuring streams and deep ravines offers a great delight.

Day 28: Ooty

post breakfast is for partaking in sightseeing of Ooty. Your first visit is to the lush tea gardens of this beautiful hill town where you can simply enjoy a leisure walk or take-in the fresh aroma in the air. The list of other tourist attractions that you visit today include Botanical Garden- founded in 1848, this lush beauty is spread in 22 hectares of an area; The Rose Garden- the largest Rose Garden in India; Ooty Lake- an important attraction where you can also enjoy boat riding and lastly (Own Cost), Lamb’s rock- offering some great views of the surrounding scenery. Overnight in Ooty.

Day 29: Ooty – Mysore (126 KMS)

Post breakfast, you check out of the hotel at Ooty and reach Mysore by road. In Mysore, you check - in at the hotel and leave to visit the famous Mysore Palace: Mysore Palace or Mysore Maharaja Palace is one of the largest and most spectacular monuments in the country. Also known as Amba Vilas, it is located in the heart of the city of Mysore. The palace was initially built by the Wodeyar kings in the 14th century. Unfortunately, as it was made of out wood it got burnt down in 1897 during a royal wedding. The current palace construction was commissioned in 1897 and was completed by 1912. Designed by the famous British architect, Henry Irwin, it was built for the twenty-fourth Wodeyar Raja. It was the residence of the Wodeyar Maharaja’s of the Mysore State. The palace is magnificent and praise worthy, later go on to visit the temple on The Chamundi Hill: Chamundi Hill is about 13 kms from Mysore. Chamundi Hills is famous not only in India but also abroad. Atop of the hill the famous Sri Chamundeswari Temple. ‘Chamundi’ or ‘Durga’ is the fierce form of ‘Shakti’. She is the slayer of demons, ‘Chanda’ and ‘Munda’ and also ‘Mahishasura’, the buffalow-headed monster. You return to the Hotel after that for a Goodnight stay.

Day 30: Mysore – Bangalore (120 KM)

Following a leisurely breakfast in the morning, hit the road to Bangalore. On the way, visit Srirangapatnam. Upon arrival in Bangalore, check in at the hotel to rest and relax. In the afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour of Bangalore- the IT hub of India. The places you will visit here include The Bangalore Fort & Palace, Vidhan Soudha and Lal Bagh. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 31: Bangalore – Ahmedabad (By Flight)

Get on-time transfer to the airport to board a flight to Ahmedabad. On arrival, get transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Evening free for leisure and shopping. Overnight will be in Ahmedabad.

Day 32: Ahmedabad – Dwarka (470 KMS)

Early Morning, After Breakfast, Proceed to Dwarka. Arrival, Check-in at hotel. After freshnup proceed of Dwarkadhish main temple, The Dwarkadhish temple, also known as the Jagat Mandir and occasionally spelled Dwarakadheesh, is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Krishna, who is worshipped here by the name Dwarkadhish, or 'King of Dwarka'. Overnight Stay in Dwarka.

Day 33: Dwarka – Somnath (250 KMS)

After breakfast drive to Bhet Dwarka: Bet Dwarka, popularly known as the ‘kingdom of Lord Krishna’ is a small island situated some 30 miles away from Dwarka. It is a wonderful place for a trip with friends and family as well as for a pilgrimage. The ride to Bet Dwarka from Dwarka is fun-filled and full of excitement as one can reach the place either through motor boat or rowing boat. The journey by boat is enriching and filled with scenic beauty. take your camera along to catch a glimpse of rare and beautiful birds while sailing through the sea. The main attraction at Bet Dwarka is the magnificent Dwarkadish Temple that stands tall, giving us the proof of the Vedic era when Krishna with his wife Rukamani spent endless hours of their togetherness in the premises of this temple. It is believed that Lord Krishna stayed at Bet Dwarka with his wife to save himself from scorching heat., after darsan back drive Nageswar Jyotirlinga: It is enshrined by one of the 12 swayambhu (self-existent) jyothirlingas in the world, in an underground sanctum. A 25 m tall statue of a sitting Lord Shiva and a large garden with a pond are major attractions of this rather serene place. After Nageswar jyotirlinga darsan direct drive to Somnath. On arrive at Somnath Check – in to the hotel for overnight.

Day 34: Somnath – Gir (55 KMS)

After early wake up proceed for darsan of Somnath jyotirlinga, After darsan back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive towards Gir. Known as the only forest reserve in Asia for housing wild Lions, Sasan Gir is famed place for Lion sightseeing. Other animal species include the Sambhar, Spotted Deer, Nilgai and the Chausingha (the world’s only four-horned antelope). Even crocodiles can be seen in the reservoir and rivers flowing through the sanctuary. In the afternoon, go for a safari in the National Park. Stay overnight in Gir.

Day 35: Gir – Rajkot – Mumbai

After breakfast proceed for Rajkot Airport to board flight for Mumbai. On arrival at Mumbai airport transfer to hotel. Known as the ‘Dream City, Maharashtra’s capital, Mumbai is one of the most sought-after destinations of the country, which is flocked by travellers from all around the world for varied reasons, be it business or leisure. After check-in, you are free to spend the day as per your own liking. You can visit the popular markets, can visit the nearby attractions and more. Stay overnight.

Day 36: Mumbai

post-breakfast, get all set to visit the popular attractions of Mumbai. The list of today’s sightseeing might include the Gate of India- erected during the British rule it is now a popular landmark, Prince of Wales Museum- now The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya it houses several interesting ancient artifacts, Hanging Gardens- also known as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens it is a beautiful terrace garden, Haji Ali Dargah-not only a mosque but a landmark placed on an islet and so on. In the evening, you can visit the famous beaches like Juhu Beach and Chowpatty Beach where you can taste the lip-smacking street food, view the mesmerizing sunset, indulge in fun activities etc. Overnight in Mumbai.

Day 37: Mumbai – London:

After breakfast, check-out from hotel and transfer to airport for flight back to UK

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