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Glimpse of India

A 21 Nights/22 Days tour providing a glimpse of India. Travel through the cities of Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Trichy and Chennai and experience the cultural and historical heritage of India.

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GLIMPSES of INDIA

 21 Nights / 22 Days

 
Basic Itinerary: Delhi –Varanasi – Khajuraho – Agra (Fatehpur Sikri) - Jaipur - Jodhpur – Udaipur – Aurangabad – Mumbai – Madurai – Trichy – Chennai
 
 
Day 01 :                               Arrival Delhi
Welcome to India !!!!
Late night: Arrive DELHI, the capital of modern India and one of the ancient cities of the world, identified with Indraprastha, the city founded by the Pandavas (heroes of the epic Mahabharata). Meeting with our representative and assistance at the airport later transfer to Hotel. Check-in and overnight.
 
Day 02 :                       Delhi
After Breakfast meeting with your Guide {Department of Tourism approved} at the lobby of the Hotel. Visit Old and New parts of Delhi - each with its specific charm and glory - makes a very interesting city for its sustenance to medieval and modern cultures at the same time and space. In the first half you will visit Old Delhi - including Jama Masjid (Mosque), Gandhi’s Cremation Site and a Rikshaw ride to Red Fort followed by the visit of Humanyun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and a drive past the government buildings in Delhi. Return to hotel. Overnight.
 
Day 03 :                       Delhi – Varanasi                                                         Flight AM hrs
Morning transfer to airport to connect the flight for Varanasi said to be the India’s most sacred city situated on the western bank of the holy river Ganga. It is also the oldest living city in the world. As a place for devotion and worship, with hundreds of temples dotting the city, sunrise on the river front as seen from a boat can be a spiritually uplifting sight. It has a fascination uniquely its own, a quality of sublime beauty, a timeless eternal appeal. Varanasi is the city which cannot be described, only experienced. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Later visit the Temples, Aurangazeb’s Mosque and one of the biggest university of India. Evening view “Aarti” ceremony on the Ghats. Overnight at Hotel.
 
Day 04 :                       Varanasi
Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats. Later excursion to Sarnath, 10kms. East of Varanasi, is one of the Buddhism’s major centers of India. After attaining enlightenment, the Buddha came to Sarnath where he gave his first sermon. Visit the deer park and the museum and later back to Varanasi. Rest of the day free to relax at hotel or visit various temples of varanasi. Overnight.  
 
Day 05 :                       Varanasi – Khajuraho                                                 Flight PM Hrs 
After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Khajuraho .Arrive Khajuraho & transfer to hotel. The legendary temples of Khajuraho are an incomparable experience. Acknowledged as one of the world’s artistic wonders, these temples dedicated to the Hindu pantheon of Gods are covered in carvings that are a paean to life and love. Built within a short span of a hundred years by the Chandela Rajputs, the 10th century temples lay forgotten until they were discovered in the present century. Khajuraho has achieved fame for the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures. Evening free at leisure. Overnight.
 
Day 06 :                       Khajuraho – Agra                                                       Train PM Hrs
After breakfast explore the Western and Eastern temples of Khajuraho while your guide explains the intricate meaning and legends behind each describable sculpture. Later transfer to Jhansi Train Station to board your train Shatabadi Expresss 1700 / 2000 Hrs. Arrive Agra & transfer to hotel. Overnight.
 
Day 07 :                       Agra – Jaipur                                                       265 Kms / 05 Hrs
Morning at sunrise visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world, surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife, Also visit Agra Fort - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. After lunch drive to Jaipur - en route visit the “phatom City” of Fatehpur Sikri, a perfectly preserved Mughal city built at the height of the empire's splendor but later abandoned due to water scarcity. Arrive Jaipur & check into hotel. Overnight
 
Day 08 :                       Jaipur
In the morning, visit the Amber Fort - one of the most fascinating of Indian forts. Reach the fort majestically atop an elephant; once inside the fort, visit the Palace of Mirrors, Hall of Public Audience and the beautifully manicured gardens. Afternoon spend exploring the Jantar Mantar (astrological observatory), the Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds), the City Palace and the museum. Overnight at Jaipur.
 
Day 09 :                       Jaipur – Jodhpur                                                  275 Kms / 06 Hrs 
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur, enroute you will witness the local villages & witness the rural life to common Indian man. Arrive Jodhpur & installation at Hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight
 
Day 10 :                       Jodhpur
Morning explore the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort-Museum, one of the largest in India, unsurpassed in beauty and grandeur - and a perfect example of desert variant of Rajput architecture. The tour of the fort will be followed by a visit to the old town where you walk through the market getting a feel of the town. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Early in the evening you will be taken on a short safari to immaculately kept villages of Bishnoi tribals who are known for their belief in the sanctity of plant and animal life. A variety of deer roaming freely is the attraction of these villages. Return back to Jodhpur & Overnight.
 
Day 11 :                       Jodhpur – Udaipur                                                255 Kms / 06 Hrs
Morning drive to Udaipur. En route visit Ranakpur, famous for its Jain temple dating back to the 15th century. Its 29 halls are supported by one thousand and forty four pillars, none of which are alike, are filled with intricate friezes and sculpture. You also visit two more Jain temples and the temple of the Sun God, famed for its erotic sculptures. After lunch at Maharani Bagh in Ranakpur continue to Udaipur, arrive in the evening & check into hotel. Overnight.
 
Day 12 :                       Udaipur
After breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour. Udaipur, built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh, the city has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Evening at leisure. Overnight.
 
Day 13 :                       Udaipur – Mumbai - Aurangabad                                     Flight AM hrs
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Bombay to connect the flight to Aurangabad. Arrive Aurangabad & transfer to hotel. Free for the rest of the day. Overnight.
 
Day 14 :                       Aurangabad
After breakfast meet with your guide to explore the caves of Ajanta which offer a rich tapestry of images that speak of palaces, royalty, cultures and tales of everyday life of ancient India. Long buried in the debris of time, these 30 caves were built to offer seclusion to the Buddhist monks, who lived, taught and performed rituals. Return back & overnight at Hotel.
 
Day 15 :                       Aurangabad – Mumbai                                                Flight PM Hrs
After breakfast leave to visit the Ellora caves. Carved between fourth and fifth century, the rock temples and monasteries of Ellora represent the three major faiths of India - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Like Ajanta, Ellora caves too are a fine example of cave temples with almost 34 caves with intricate interiors and ornamental facades . Later in the evening transfer to airport to board the flight to Bombay. Arrive Bombay & transfer to hotel. Overnight.
 
Day 16 :                       Mumbai                        
Leisurely Breakfast followed by the visit of Elephanta Island. It will take approximately 30 Minutes to reach Elephant Island from Gateway of India by a ferry. After Visit Return to Mainland & continue visit of City visiting the Crawford Market, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India, Marine Drive & Chowpatty Beach, Flora Fountain & Horniman Circle, Evening return back to hotel & Relax for the day. Overnight.
 
Day 17 :                       Mumbai – Madurai                                                     Flight Am Hrs
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight to Madurai , Arrive Madurai & transfer to hotel. All activity in Madurai is centered around Sri Meenakshi Temple in the heart of the told town. A riotously baroque example of Dravidian architecture. Early evening, visit the temple & the city. Overnight.
 
Day 18 :                       Madurai - Tanjore – Trichy                                        130 Kms / 03 Hrs
Morning drive to Tanjore. Also called a city of temples, Tanjore is dotted with no fewer than 74 temples - the most famous of which is the Brihadeshwara temple. Visit this fascinating temple and the Thanjavur Palace before continuing your drive to Trichy. The town of Trichy is another small place of South India which is littered with innumerable evidence of the region's excellence in art and architecture. In the evening explore the city including spectacular Rock Fort Temple. Overnight.
 
Day 19 :                       Trichy - Chennai                                   GUV CHENNAI EXP 1350 /1930
Morning transfer to railway station to board the train for Madras - a fascinating city with its ancient temples and unique culture, golden sandy beaches and a marvelous tradition of music and dance. Arrive Madras & transfer to hotel .
 
Day 20 :                       Chennai
Full day visit the Chennai city including St. Thomas Church, Kapaleshwar Temple, Fort St. George and drive past the Marina Beach. Return bak to hotel & Overnight.
 
Day 21 :                       Chennai Exc. Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram
Morning excursion to Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram.
Kanchipuram known as the Golden City of a Thousand Temples, is one of the oldest towns in India. It is famous for both its temples, many of them remarkably well preserved and for its hand-woven silks. Kanchipuram is one of the seven sacred cities of India and it is the only one associated with both Shiva and Vishnu. Visit Ekambareshwar Temple, Kailashnath Temple, Kamakshi Temple, the Vaikunthaperumal Temple, all built in the 7th and 8th centuries.
Mahabalipuram is a small, quiet seaside resort with a unique 7th century Shore Temple, a lovely beach and some of the most beautiful rock cut temples in the world. Situated on the shore of theBay of Bengal, Mahabalipuram was already a famous seaport in the 1st century AD. This, town was a workshop for temple building. Visit the seven pagoda style shore temples, lashed by the waves of the sea and the seven rathas or temple chariots, a group of monolithic monuments & animal figures carved out of solid rock, the earliest known examples of Dravidian architecture. End the visit by photography of the beautiful Shore temples at sunset. Return back to Chennai & Overnight.
 
Day 22 :                       Departure
Transfer to airport to board the onward flight to next Destination.
 
 
 
 
 
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