After arrival at Delhi you shall meet our representatives who will comfortably shift you to your hotel where the rest of time one has at his leisure.
We shall first visit Humayun Tomb, the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. Then we will drive past to Lutyens New Delhi and this drive shall also include Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate an “Arc-de-Triomphe”, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. After having yummy lunch we will head towards the National Museum (Monday closed) and Qutub Minar oldest historical monument in Delhi and is a must for any visitor to this city.
New Delhi capital city of India, is a sign of Mughal era though being the capital of Hindustan. The contrast of the two is very much visible by the civilization lifestyle and tradition. We shall visit old Delhi including Jama Masjid and then enjoy the rickshaw ride through the antique city in the slender streets of Chandani Chowk. Post lunch we will look forward to visit Red Fort (Monday closed) and Raj Ghat (the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi).
We will fly to Varanasi commonly known as Benares or Banaras situated on the banks of the River Ganges. Reaching Kashi (Banaras) we will enjoy the rickshaw ride in the small lanes of the city. And later in the evening all set for a boat ride at Ganges and be a part of the most auspicious Aarti ceremony. It’s a real spiritual moment witnessing the arti.
The next morning we shall take a boat ride on the holy River Ganga. Varanasi is a land of temples. It is regarded as a holy city by Buddhists and Jains, and is the holiest place in the world in Hinduism center. After visiting the temples we shall move to Sarnath a much sacred pilgrimage and tourist spot in country. Stay overnight at your Hotel.
Today we will fly to Khajuharo the land of legendary temples. The temples of Khajuraho are about the courtly arts, love and passion portrayed in form of sculptures. The Eastern group of temples consists of three Brahmanical temples dedicated to Brahma, Vamana and Javari respectively and three Jain temples dedicated to Ghantai, Adinath, and Parsvanath and the Southern Group, are dedicated to Duladeo and Chaturbhuja. Enjoy the history of love and have a pleasant night stay at your hotel.
Today will be an adventurous day as we will be driving to Panna national Park a 30 minute drive from Khajuraho. It offers a stunning experience of forest that includes deep crevasse, calm valleys, heavy teak forests and a variety of wild life species such as Cheetals, Chowsinghas, Gharials, Indian Foxes, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Wild Boars, Wolfs and Porcupines. And in the evening we shall visit the western group of temples at Khajuraho. Another night stay at the luxiourous hotel.
The next morning we will drive to Jhansi and on the way visit Orchha which lies on the Betwa River. The centre of attraction here is the RamRaja Temple, the lakshmi temple the chhatris on the bank of Betwa River. Then we shall continue to Jhansi railway station and board the train to Agra. On arrival at Agra check in at the hotel and relax after a long day.
Today the entire day we shall witness the great Mughal architecture at Agra. The incredible expression of love The Taj one of the seven wonders followed by Agra Fort, symbol of power, vigor and resilience, and Itmad ud dullah the very first tomb in India that is entirely made out of Marble. Stay overnight at your hotel. (put more details of the monuments)
After visiting the Taj Mahal, we will hit the road towards Fatehpur Sikri, a city built by Akbar known for its magnificent architecture and then to one of the paramount bird parks in the world, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Explore this beautiful bird sanctuary by the man pulling rickshaws with the naturalist. Night stay shall be at Bharatpur only.
Our next destination from Bharatpur shall be now to Ranthambore National Park which is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these animals in their natural environment. In the afternoon we will enjoy the jeep safari. Later relax at our hotels in Ranthambore.
The twelfth day is entirely dedicated to jeep safaris early in the morning and evening with the naturalist. Here we will see other major wild animals like leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear, southern plains gray langur, rhesus macaque, and chital. The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of trees, plants, birds, and reptiles, as well as one of the largest banyan trees in India. After the end of an exciting day reenergize yourself for more on the way by having a good nap at your hotel at Ranthambore.
Have one more safari into the park in the search of Tiger in the morning. Later all set for the beautiful pink city “Jaipur” our next destination from Ranthambore National Park. After check-in at the hotels, have the rest of the time at your convenience.
Our next morning trip shall be to Amber Fort known for its creative Hindu approach. In the afternoon we shall visit one of the most magnificent marvels of Jaipur the City Palace Complex which has a rare combination of the finest blends of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, Hawa Mahal, Observatory and the most exciting and colorful markets of Jaipur truly a shopper’s paradise. Have a pleasant night stay at the pink city.
Today we will hit the road to Jodhpur “ the Sun City”. After reaching there we will check in at the hotel and in the evening explore the clock tower market.
Jodhpur is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces like Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort History is related to Rao Jodha. He became the fifteenth Rathore ruler in 1458. One year after his extension, Jodha was suggested to move his capital to a secure place. This led to the foundation of Mehrangarh Fort. Have a comfortable stay at the hotel.
On the seventeenth day we will lead our expedition to Udaipur from Jodhpur and on the way also stop to witness the Ranakpur temples, one of the five most important pilgrimage sites of Jainism. It is home to an exceptionally beautiful temple complex in the Aravali ranges. Reaching Udaipur check in at the hotel and have the rest of time at your convenience.
Today in the morning we will visit the City Palace and Museum, the main part of the palace is now preserved as a museum displaying a large and diverse array of artifacts then Jagdish Temple built by Maharana Jagat Singh I in 1651, here the temple enshrines a black stone image of Lord Vishnu and Sahelion ki Bari (courtyard of the Maidens). Early evening enjoy public boat ride at Lake Pichola. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Heading forward to Udaipur airport for Mumbai after having lunch but before that we will give a halt at the Monsoon Palace, even known as the Sajjan Garh Palace, which is a hilltop extravagant dwelling in the city of Udaipur. Check in at the Mumbai hotel and relax.
On the twentieth day of our expedition we will fly to Aurangabad from Mumbai. Here we are going to see the Ajanta caves which are profoundly known for their landscapes and sculptures which are considered to be classics of both Buddhist religious art as well as frescos which are evocative of the Sigiriya paintings in Sri Lanka. Have a pleasant stay in your room after a tiring yet terrific visit to the Ajanta caves.
The next day we will go to the Ellora caves. Ellora represents the essence of Indian rock-cut architecture. The 34 “caves” is actually shoveled out of the steep face of the Charanandri hills. After excursion from Ellora caves we will visit Daulatabad, the city of prosperity and Bibi ka Maqbara the burial place of Aurangzeb’s wife, Rabia-ud-Durrani. Have a comfortable night stay at Aurangabad’s hotel.
Today we will head towards Aurangabad’s airport and our next destination shall be Cochin via Mumbai.Check in at the hotel at Cochin have lunch and then move towards to Cherai island for the wonderful glimpse to the amazing Dolphins.The Cherai Beach is 10 km long and located towards the centre-north of the Vypin Island. In the evening enjoy a small dinner with the local family people and learn some of their recepies. After that alluring dinner enjoy the night stay at your hotel.
The Jewish chapel in the port city of Kochi is the primeval house of worship in all the Commonwealth of Nations. It comprises the capital slot in the journey of the tourists visiting the city which shall be our next place in Cochin to visit. Then the Chinese fishing nets followed by Kathakali, a blend of dance, music and acting and dramatize stories, which are mostly adapted from the Indian legends. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Today we will enjoy the comforts of houseboat at Alleppey. Alappuzha (Alleppy) is renowned for its backwaters. Alappuzha ‘The Venice of the East’ is enriched with phenomenal natural allegance and crop up as a major tourist haven of the Kerala. The entire district teems with an array of rivers, canals and lakes ideal for boat cruise. Alappuzha is also famous for boat races, houseboats, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Enjoy your night stay in the houseboat.
Alight from the houseboat and move to your final destination via Cochin airport. The 25 days journey has though come to an end but the impresssion,the rememberance, the incredible experience which has been engraved on your mind and heart has a long way yet to go.