7N/8D Golden Triangle Varanasi Tour

Varanasi

This enchanting tour of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Varanasi is for lovers at heart. It is for writers, poets and photographers. Walk through the stunning places, formidable forts, visit museums and the century old streets of Old Delhi, rediscover faith and devotion at the Ghats of Varanasi and find a new perspective to life itself. This tour is the most popular tourist circuit in Northern India and promises rich experiences and a memorable holiday.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

Delhi International Airport

Meet at Delhi International Airport and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight in Delhi.

Day-02: In Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a full day sight-seeing tour of Old and New Delhi visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar.

Jama Masjid Delhi Rashtrapati BhawanIndia Gatehumayun's tombQutub Minar

Overnight in Delhi.

Day 03 : Fly Delhi-Varanasi
After breakfast, transfer to the airport in time to board flight for Varanasi. Met on your arrival in Varanasi and transfer to Hotel.

VaranasiVaranasi Varanasi

Afternoon sightseeing tour of Varanasi. Overnight in Varanasi.

Day 04 : Overnight train Varanasi – Agra ( Marudhar Express – 1720 / 0610 hrs – next day)
Early morning dawn boat ride on river Ganges.

Varanasi

Later, excursion to Sarnath.

Sarnath

After sightseeing transfer to the railway station in time to board an overnight train for Agra. Overnight onboard train to Agra.

Day 05 : Arrive Agra
On your arrival at Agra railway station, transfer to the Hotel.

Later sightseeing tour of Agra visiting Agra Fort and a Sunset visit to the Taj Mahal.

Red Fort AgraTaj-Mahal

Overnight in Agra

Day 06 : Drive Agra – Jaipur ( 250 kms / 05 hrs)

Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal.

taj mahal

After breakfast depart for Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri.

On your arrival in Jaipur, check in at the Hotel. Overnight in Jaipur

Day 07 : In Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and Amber Fort.

City Palace jaipur Jantar Mantar jaipur Hawa Mahal jaipur amber fort jaipurElephant ride to the fort

Your tour includes an Elephant ride up to the Fort . Overnight in Jaipur

Day 08 : Drive Jaipur – Delhi (265 kms /05 hrs) & Depart
We will start early in the morning departure for Delhi by road (265 kms/05 hrs), in time to board your flight home.

End of Tour.

12N/13D Incredible Rajasthan Tour

Lake Pichola Udaipur

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 1: Fly from Delhi to Udaipur. Transfer to hotel for 2 night stay.

Udaipur

Day 2: Sightseeing of Udaipur city followed by boat ride at Lake Pichola.

city palace udaipur

city palace udaipur

pichola lake udaipur

Day 3: Drive to Delwara where you will stay in one of the finest palace hotel. En route you will visit Eklingji and Nagada Temple.

ekling ji & nagda temple udaipur rajasthan

Day 4: Day at leisure

Day 5: Drive to Jaipur. Stay at hotel for 3 nights

amber fort jaipur

Day 6: Sightseeing of Amer Fort (ascent the fort by elephant and return by jeep) followed by sightseeing of Jaipur city.

Elephant ride to the fort

Day 7: Day at leisure in Jaipur

Day 8: Drive to Ranthambhore National Park (famous for Royal Bengal tiger). Check into jungle lodge. Afternoon park safari.

Ranthambore National Park

Day 9: Morning and afternoon park safari

Ranthambore National Park Game Drive

Day 10: Drive to Agra. Visit the abandoned capital city of Fatehpur Sikri en-route.

Day 11: Visit Taj Mahal and Agra fort.

Taj-Mahal

Red Fort Agra

Drive to Delhi in the afternoon.

Day 12: Sightseeing of Old & New Delhi.

Rashtrapati Bhawan

India Gatehumayun's tombJama Masjid Delhi

Day 13: Transfer to airport to board flight to onward destination.

End of Tour

12N/13D Enchanting Rajasthan Tour

Udaipur

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 1: Fly from Delhi to Udaipur. Transfer to hotel for 2 night stay.

Day 2: Sightseeing of Udaipur city followed by boat ride at Lake Pichola.

pichola lake udaipur

Day 3: Drive to Jodhpur visiting Ranakpur Temple en-route. Stay for 2 nights

Ranakpur Jain Temple

Day 4: Enjoy Bisnoi village safari in the morning.

mehrangarh-fort-jodhpur

Afternoon visit the impressive Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thanda

Jaswant Thada Jodhpur

Day 5: Drive to Jaipur. Stay at hotel for 3 nights

Day 6: Sightseeing of Amer Fort (ascent the fort by elephant and return by jeep) followed by sightseeing of Jaipur city.

Elephant ride to the fort

Day 7: Day at leisure in Jaipur

Day 8: Drive to Ranthambhore National Park (famous for Royal Bengal tiger).

Ranthambore National Park

Check into jungle lodge. Afternoon park safari

Day 9: Morning and afternoon park safari

Ranthambore National Park Game Drive

Day 10: Drive to Agra. Visit the abandoned capital city of Fatehpur Sikri en-route.

Day 11: Visit Taj Mahal and Agra fort.

Taj-Mahal

Red Fort Agra

Drive to Delhi in the afternoon.

Day 12: Sightseeing of Old & New Delhi.

Rashtrapati Bhawan

India Gate

Jama Masjid Delhi

Day 13: Transfer to airport to board flight to onward destination.

End of Tour

13N/14D Golden Triangle with Ladakh Tour

Stok-Palace-ladakh

Combine Two of the most popular travel circuits in India and you have a travel extravaganza that promises a memorable holiday. Golden Triangle is the popular tour of the There historic cities of Delhi Jaipur and Agra present a unique insight into the past and take you across stunning palaces, mighty forts, museums  and monuments, while Ladakh in the Northern tip of India is a land of ancient culture and amazing landscape where you will visit centuries old monasteries and well preserved palaces. This unique tour of Ladakh and The Golden Triangle is for those coming to India for the first time and for those who like to experience richness of Indian culture and diversity.

Tour Details

 Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Delhi International Airport

Arrive Delhi and stay for two nights.

 Day 02: Delhi

Enjoy a full days sightseeing tour of the historical city of Delhi, beginning in the wide avenues of New Delhi, to see Lutyen’s buildings and the India gate memorial, along with the impressive tomb of Humayun and Qutab Minar.

India GateRashtrapati Bhawanhumayun's tomb

Afternoon you will visit the bustling and vibrant streets of Old Delhi to see the Jama Masjid and Rajghat, the resting place (Samadhi) of Mahatma Gandhi.

Jama Masjid DelhiMahatma Gandhi's Memorial Delhi

Day 03: Delhi – Leh

Fly to Leh.

Leh

Meet on arrival at Leh airport and transfer to hotel. Day at leisure for acclimatization. In the afternoon, visit Shanti palace and walk around local market.

Leh-Bazaar

Day 04: Leh

Full day sightseeing tour of monasteries of Indus Valley (Shey, Thiksey, Hemis and Stok Palace).

Shey Monastery

Hemis-monastery-ladakh

Stok-Palace-ladakh

Day 05: Leh – Ulley

Drive to Ulley. En-route visit Likir and Alchi Monasteries.

likir-monasteryAlchi-monastery

Overnight stay at Ulleytokpo.

Day 06: Ulley – Leh

Drive further to visit Lamayuru.

lamayuru-monastery

Return back to Leh visiting Phiyang & Spituk Monasteries.

Overnight stay in Leh.

Day 07: Leh – Nubra

Drive to Nubra valley after crossing Khardungla Pass (2nd highest motorable road in the world).

nubra-valley-leh

Rest of the day at leisure to explore Deskit and Hunder Villages.

Hundar ladakh

Day 08: Nubra – Leh

After Breakfast proceed to Diskit monastery.

diskit monasteryAfter sightseeing of Deskit, you will drive back to Leh. Evening at leisure to explore Leh market.

Day 09: Leh – Pangong Lake

Drive to Pangong. Pangong is highest land locked lake.

pangong lake ladakh

Day 10: Pangong Lake – Leh

Drive back to Leh

Day 11: Leh – Delhi – Agra

Fly to Delhi and drive to Agra. Stay overnight. Visit the Agra Fort and Taj Mahal in the afternoon.

Taj-MahalRed Fort Agra

 Day 12: Agra – Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur visiting the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri en route.

Stay for two nights

 Day 13: Jaipur

Today morning you will visit the impressive Amber fort – which is accessed on elephant’s back.

Elephant ride to the fort

Afternoon visit the sights of Jaipur including the City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jantar Mantar and the Museum.

City Palace jaipurJantar Mantar jaipurHawa Mahal jaipur

 Day 14: Jaipur – Delhi & depart

Drive to Delhi airport in time to board the flight to onward destination.

End of Tour

5N/6D Leh Ladakh Tours from Delhi

Sankar Gompa leh ladakh

Ladakh fixed departure tours from Delhi 2020

Validity: 20 April 2020 – 10 October 2020

Package Cost

  • INR 29999 Per person [Minimum 6 Pax]
  • INR 33333 Per person [Minimum 4 Pax]
  • INR 37777 Per person [Minimum 2 Pax]

Departure Dates

May 2020 : 5 | 6 | 7 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 30 | 31
June 2020 : 2 | 3 | 4 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 30 | 30

Places Covered: Leh, Monastery’s , Sham Valley, Nubra Valley & Pangong Lake

Detailed Tour Plan

DAY 01: ARRIVE LEH

Leh

Arrival Leh in the morning and transfer to the hotel. Take complete rest for the day for acclimatization to the high altitude of Leh (11,500 ft / 3500 mtrs). Overnight in hotel.

DAY 02: LEH – EXCURSION TO SHAM VALLEY (50 KMS / 03-04 HRS )
After leisurely breakfast visit Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery & Stok Palace Museum.

Leh Palace leh ladakh

Thiksey-Monastery

Stok-Palace-ladakh

Post lunch drive to visit Hall of Fame, Kali Mata (Temple of Guardians in Spituk monastery), Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Point and Sangam (confluence of Indus & Zanskar rivers).

Gurudwara Pathar Sahib

magnetic point leh

Overnight in hotel.

DAY 03: LEH–NUBRA VALLEY VIA KHARDUNG LA 18,390 FT. (120 KMS / 4 – 5 HRS)
After breakfast leave for Nubra Valley, driving across Khardong-la (alt: 18,380 ft). After descending from the pass, drive on for sightseeing of Sumoor area.

diskit monastery

Later check into a fixed camp in the same area or drive across to Diskit for overnight stay in a camp.

DAY 04: NUBRA VALLEY TO PANGONG LAKE (170 KMS / 7 HRS)
In the morning visit / explore Deskit, Hundar and the Sand Dunes where you can enjoy a short camel safari using the double-humped Bactrian camel found here (optional on direct payment).

nubra-valley-leh

Later drive to Pangong Lake via Shyok Village crossing Durbuk and Tangste finally reaching The beautiful Pangong lake.

pangong lake ladakh

After full day of sightseeing around the Lake check-in at fixed tented camp near the lake at Spangmik or drive back for 30 kms to Tangtse and check into Hotel / Guest House for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 05: PANGONG-HEMIS / THIKSEY-LEH (165 KMS.)
After breakfast, leave Pangong / Tangtse and retrace the Leh route across Chang-la. Upon reaching Karu, drive across the Indus and visit the famous Hemis Monastery, biggest monastery of Ladakh.

Hemis-monastery-ladakh

Later drive on to Leh, enroute visiting the picturesque Thiksey monastery.

thiksey-monastery-ladakh

Overnight in hotel.

DAY 06: DEPARTURE LEH
Early morning transfer to the airport for taking the flight for onward journey.

End of Tour.

Flight Details
Delhi-Leh : G8-203 (06:30/07:50 Hrs)
Leh-Delhi : G8-204 (08:20/09:55 Hrs)

Hotel Details
Leh : Royal Ladakh
Nubra : Nature Nest North Camps
Pangong : World Attic Camp

Tour Inclusions

 Delhi-Leh-Delhi Return Economy class Airfare (Seat subject to availability)
 Traditional welcome in the Hotel with Welcome Drink (Hot Tea / Coffee / Kahwa) on arrival
 Accommodation in Well Appointed Rooms / Camp
 Daily Breakfast & Dinner daily
 Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Non-Ac vehicle as per the itinerary
 Morning Tea / Coffee with Biscuits on the day of departure
 Wild Life fees & Red Cross fee

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22N/23D Enchanting South India Tour

temples-at-Halebid

This offbeat tour of South India is an enchanting journey through the amazing forts, palaces and temples of South India. Experience the unique culture and colorful traditions. Explore the past, walk through the spice gardens, ride and elephant and cruise through the famous Kerala backwaters in comfort and style. This extended tour of South India is a must for couples, families and small groups.

Destinations – Bangalore – Hassan – Coorg – Mysore – Wayanad – Calicut – Cochin – Munnar – Madurai – Periyar – Kumarakom – Kovalam

Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrival in Bangalore Airport

Arrive in Bangalore Airport. Following Customs, Immigration formalities and baggage collection, an INDUS TRIPS Airport Representative will meet you outside the Arrival Hall, after which you will transferred to your hotel. Check-in time is 1200 Noon, early check-in would be subject to availability.

Bangalore Airport

Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at Bangalore

Day 2 Bangalore – Shravanabelagola –  Hassan

After Breakfast at residing hotel proceed to Hassan enroute visit shravanabelagola, a famous Jain pilgrim site.

shravanabelagola

A 17m high monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara standing atop the Vindhyagiri hills makes this site world famous later drive to Hassan, the name of the city derives from the name of the goddess Hassanamba. The city was founded by Channa Krishnappa Naik in the eleventh century. The tenth to the thirteenth century, the beauty of Hoysala art could flourish.

Overnight at Hassan

Day 3 Hassan – Belur – Halibedu – Hassan

After Breakfast visit Belur and Halebedu,this day is dedicated to visit major art sites of the Hindus and especially the Hoysala dynasty.

Hoysala Temple at Belur

Located a few kilometres from Hassan, Belur is the first site built by the Hoysala dynasty (eleventh and twelfth centuries), a star.

Hoysala Temple at Belur

The many and admirable reliefs recount battle scenes between the Cholas Vishnuvardhana, neighboring Tamil Nadu.

temples-at-Halebid

A Halebid, Hoysaleshwara temple listed as a jewel in the quality of its sculptures. No detail is overlooked in this breath-taking panorama of the great Hindu monuments.

Overnight at Hassan

Day 04 Hassan – Coorg

After breakfast drive to Coorg, A hedonist’s paradise, Coorg is a dream you’ll never forget. Hills, old-world charm, coffee, amazing food, vivid cultures and warm hospitality – there’s something in the air of Coorg that makes all things beautiful.

Remainder of the day at leisure to relax.

Overnight at Coorg

Day 05 Coorg

After breakfast, visit to the Byalkuppe Tibetan settlements in India

Byalkuppe Tibetan settlements

The town is mainly inhabited by Tibetans, an estimated 7,000 Tibetans live in the settlements; these were established on land leased by the state government to accommodate some of the Tibetan expatriates who came to resettle in India after 1959. Bylakuppe consists of a number of agricultural settlements, colonies are close to each other, and has number of monasteries and temples in all the major Tibetan Buddhist traditions.

Most notable among them are the large educational monastic institution Sera Monastery, the smaller Tashilunpo Monastery (both in the Gelug tradition) and Namdroling Monastery (in the Nyingma tradition). Bylakuppe also has many Buddhist universities for advanced Buddhist practices.

Overnight at Coorg

Day 06 Coorg – Mysore

After the breakfast have a drive to the silk city “Mysore”.

Devaraja Market

In the evening if you feel free have a walk to Devaraja Market to see the eye-catching flowers, colour powders, vegetables, spices, incense oils, well arranged fruit market housed in an old heritage building.

Overnight at Mysore.

Day 07 Mysore

After breakfast, full day Sightseeing of “Mysore” – the heritage city.  In the morning, have a visit to the famous Mysore Maharaja Palace built in Indo Saracenic style with domes, turrets, arches and colonnades.

Mysore Maharaja Palace

This palace is the treasure house of exquisite art, carvings and paintings from all over the World. Then drive to Chamundi Hills to visit the famous Chamundeshwari temple and the Bull temple.

In the evening drive to Srirangapatna – an historic site, the capital city of great Muslim warrior Tipu Sultan.  The main attractions here are Ranganathaswamy temple, Tipu’s summer palace (Daria Dalut Bagh) and Gumbaz.

Palace-of-Tipu-Sultan

Overnight at Mysore.

Day 08 Mysore –Wayanad

After breakfast at residing hotel, proceed to Wayanad (141 kms ; 4.5 hrs ).

Karalad Lake

Wayanad set in the picturesque Western Ghats and mountains at an altitude of about 2000 meters above sea level. Littered with tropical rain forests, dense hills, rolling paddy fields, spice plantations and valleys, Wayanad is a hitherto undiscovered location offering breathtaking views.

Edakal Caves

Evening visit Edakal Caves, the Caves are two natural rock formations believed to have been formed by a large split in a huge rock. The carvings inside are extremely beautiful. A trek up the majestic Ambukuthi Hills is required to reach these caves. The aroma of coffee stays with you the entire way. It is truly a surreal experience as we step into the palms of history.

Overnight at Wayanad

Day 09 Wayanad – Calicut

After breakfast, drive to Calicut (220 Kms/05 Hours) en-route visit Pookode Lake, a scenic fresh water lake surrounded by forest, where you can take a gentle walk around. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel.  Afternoon, proceed for visit to same famous places like Kappad beach, the place where Vasco da Gama set foot for the first time when he came to India on May 27, 1498. There is a small stone monument at the beach to commemorate that event.

Kappad beach

Pazhassiraja Museum is located on the East Hill. It is run by the State Archeological Department. Ancient mural paintings, antique bronzes, old coins, models of temples, and megalithic structures are on display here.Situated next to Pazhassirajah Museum is an art gallery displaying paintings of Raja Ravi Varma. On this beach are also situated Calicut Town Center, Lions Club, and a lighthouse.

Pazhassiraja Museum

Two crumbling piers, more than hundred years old, stand out into sea at Kozhikode beach. The beach is easily accessible from the city and provides a good view of the setting sun. The place also has a Marine Life Aquarium open whole day. Mananchira, which was the palace tank of King Mana Vikrama, has been now turned into a traditional architectural splendor with carpeted green grass and surrounded by ethnic buildings. The place also has a musical fountain.

mananchira calicut

Overnight at Calicut

Day 10 Calicut – Cochin

After the breakfast, drive to Cochin (190 Kms/04 Hours) Fort Cochin – the mix of culture of Portuguese, Dutch and British.

Jewish-Synagogue-Cochin

In the afternoon have a visit to 16th century Jewish Synagogue and Mattancherry palace also known as Dutch Palace.

Mattancherry Dutch Palace

Have a walk in the Jew Town.

Overnight at Cochin.

Day 11 Cochin

After breakfast, full day sightseeing of Cochin.  First, have a visit to Chinese Fishing nets and fish markets.

Kochi chinese fishnets

Near to this place, have a visit to St.Francis Church, where you can see the tomb of Portuguese sailor Vasco-da-gama, then to Santa Cruz Basilica – a catholic church and Dutch cemetery.

Kathakali-dance

In the evening, attend the traditional dance show of Kerala”Kathakali”.

Overnight at Cochin.

Day 12 Cochin – Munnar

After breakfast, drive to “Munnar”- the meeting point of three rivers. Munnar has beautiful landscapes with a view of natural tea plantations, waterfalls, greeny mountains, the villages on the sloppy areas.

tea gardens munnar

Upon arrival check-in at hotel

Overnight at Munnar

Day 13 Munnar

After Breakfast, visit Eravikulam park – the main inhabitant of the Eravikulam park is Nilgiri Tahr. Now the park has the largest known population of Tahrs existing in the world.

eravikulam national park munnar

Visit Tea museum followed by a tea plantation visit. :- The museum set up at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea in Munnar The Tata Tea Museum diligently portrays the growth of Munnar tea estates, veritably conveyed through some of the displays like the rudimentary tea roller to the modern fully automated tea factory. Visitors to the museum can satiate their curiosity on various stages of tea processing and also learn a thing or two about the production of black tea. Have a visit to the famous Eravikulam National Park and Mattupatty Dam.  Have a walk in the spice markets.

Overnight at Munnar

Day 14 Munnar – Madurai

After breakfast, drive to Madurai (180 Kms/04 Hours) Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel. Afternoon, proceed for sightseeing tour of Madurai.

meenakshi temple madurai

Visit to pilgrimage site Meenakshi Amman Temple, historical monument Tirumalai Nayak Palace being the most prominent. Back to hotel relax for while. Post dinner take you to Meenakshi Temple once again to attend Madurai temple night ceremony.

Bedtime of the God

Overnight at Madurai.

Day 15 Madurai – Periyar

Post a leisure breakfast drive to Periyar and check in at hotel.

Spice Plantation Periyar

Periyar is on 1000 meters above the sea level and is rich in spice growing. 95% pepper in India is produced from here. Vasco de Gama was the first European to land at the Malabar Coast in 1498 A.D. in search of spices. Pepper in those days was exported against the equal weight of gold, so in the beginning of 15th century pepper was called black gold.

Later afternoon visits a Spice Garden to see different varieties of spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, clove, vanilla, ginger, tea and coffee growing in their natural environment.

Overnight at Periyar

Day 16 Periyar

Morning enjoy Elephant package which is 02-hour activity with Timber dragging, Elephant bath & shower, Elephant feeding, Photo session and command and a short Elephant joy ride.

Afternoon enjoy common boat ride at Periyar Lake which has a unique aquatic ecosystem the numerous little islets in the lake are witness to the intricate inherent interrelationship among the terrestrial aquatic and subterranean life forms. A boat cruise on the Lake is perhaps the best way to watch the wildlife in the reserve.

Overnight at Periyar

Day 17 Periyar – Kumarakom

After breakfast drive to Kumarakom, enjoy the real country side of Kerala with amazing Backwaters, Day at leisure today, relax in nature or enjoy the hotel amenities.

Kumarakom

Overnight in Kumarakom.

Day 18 Kumarakom – Alleppey Houseboat

After Breakfast at residing hotel drive to Alleppey to Board your Houseboat. The houseboat cruise takes you through the intricate maze of backwaters, mesmerizing and surprising you at every turn with its serene beauty & simple charm.

houseboat-from-Kumarakom-to-Alleppey

Enjoy the countryside of Kerala at its best. Soak your eyes & soul with array of coconut trees & endless paddy fields. You will also get chance to take a small stroll through the villages & interact with the locals. Have a cruise in the backwaters of “Vembanadu” Lake.  Your boat will be stopped at one place around 5 :30 PM and have a dinner in the houseboat (AC will work in night only and authentic Kerala Cuisine will be served)

Overnight on board

Day 19 Alleppey – Kovalam

kovalam kerala

After breakfast drive to Kovalam via Trivandrum, On arrival check-in at hotel and rest of the day at leisure / Overnight at Kovalam

Day 20 Kovalam

After breakfast, day at leisure (No Transportation envisaged)

Kovalam Beach

Overnight at Kovalam

Day 21 Kovalam

After breakfast, day at leisure (No Transportation envisaged)

Overnight at Kovalam

Day 22 Kovalam – Bangalore (by Flight)

Post Breakfast Drop at Trivandrum Airport to catch flight to Bangalore

Upon arrival at Bangalore Airport transfer to Hotel and Check-in

Afternoon, you will proceed for sightseeing tour of Bangalore – you will take a tour to Vidhan Soudha, the Nandi Temple, the Lal Bagh Garden and Iskon Temple. The rich heritage, beautiful gardens, magnificent palaces, broad avenues & sacred temples attracts the visitors.

bull temple bangaloreBangalores-botanical-gardens

Overnight at Bangalore

Day 23 Bangalore Airport Drop

After Breakfast drop at Bangalore Airport to Catch the flight to Home.

End of Tour

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13N/14D Treasures of South India Tour

meenakshi temple madurai

Bordered by sea from the 3 sides, South India attracts tourists with its lakes, beaches, waterfalls, forts, culture, temples, nature, cities and hill stations. This enchanting tour of South India is a cultural extravaganza which promises to deliver rich and unforgettable holiday experiences.

Destinations: Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai – Thekkady – Kumarakom – Cochin – Goa – Mumbai

Itinerary

DAY 01:    ARRRIVE CHENNAI    BY: INT. FLIGHT

On Arrival at the Chennai airport, an INDUS TRIPS representative will receive you and transfer you to the hotel.

Chennai International Airport

Chennai – More than a city, Madras is a potpourri of impressions: a fistful of color, a whiff of jasmine, the rustling of silk. It brings to mind the subtle, intricate variations of classical music, the evocative grace of Bharatanatyam and a spontaneity of bronzed Dravidian faces. Stray images chase one another: bold colour drawn into the pleats of the Kancheepuram sari; a neat, swaying, ebony plait crowned with a spray of flowers; complicated and exuberant sculpture lacing temple walls. The gateway to the south and the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu, Madras or Chennai is a vibrant metropolis and a combination of old world charm and modern day efficiency.

Overnight at the hotel

DAY 02:   CHENNAI – MAHABALIPURAM     BY: SURFACE

Morning after breakfast at the hotel, proceed for sightseeing tour of Chennai visiting fort St. George, the seat of the state government and the legislative assembly. The fort was built in 1652 by the British East India Company. The fort contains the fort museum with its collection of memorabilia of the East India co.

fort st. george chennai

Also see St. Mary`s church the oldest surviving Anglican church in India. Very near to Fort St.George is the Indo Saracenic High Court building, said to be the largest judicial building in the world after the Courts of London.

Opposite the high courts lies the beautiful Marina beach. Proceed on to the Kapaleeswarar temple, a pure dravidian temple and one of the most ancient in Madras. Drive on to the Government museum with its galleries off chola Bronzes

kapaleeswarar temple chennai

Later leave for Mahabalipuram (58 kms / 1.5 hrs) enroute visiting Kanchipuram.

kailasanatha temple kanchipuram

Kanchipuram is the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines. The first temple dedicated to Shiva was built in the 7th and 8th century and has paintings on the walls. Temples of Ekambaswara, Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and Varadarajaswamy are of interest. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silks.

On arrival proceed to check in at the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel

DAY 03:    MAHABALIPURAM – PONDICHEERY       BY: SURFACE

After buffet breakfast visit the magnificent rock temples and carvings in Mahabalipuram.

rathasmahabalipuramFive Rathas (chariots), ceremonial chariots, rock-cut monoliths, named after the 5 Pandavas.  The Shore Temple by the sea surrounded by gardens designed according to descriptions of the original layout from ancient times. Built in sandstone in the 7th century. Bhagiratha’s Penance is a bas- relief (27 to 9m) sculptured on the face of two enormous adjacent rocks, depicts, the penance of Arjuna, myraid characters from the Mahabharata, realistic life-size figures of animals, gods and saints watching the descent of the river goddess Ganga to earth.

arjuna's penance mahabalipuram

Later you will be driven from Mahabalipuram – Pondichery (120 kms / 04 – 05 hrs).

On arrival check in at hotel

Pondicherry was a French settlement that comprised Pondy, Yanam, Karaikal, and Mahe. There is a strong influence of French culture on Pondicherry town, especially on it’s architecture, a result of the centuries-old relations this place maintained with France.

pondicherry french colony 1

Afternoon sightseeing tour of Pondicherry visiting :-

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

auroville ashram pondicherry

The ashram was founded in 1920 when Sri Aurobindo reached Pondicherry, a French colony and put in place his ideas of peaceful community. The ashram, for long, was run by his French companion Mirra Alfassa, universally known as the Mother. The ashram houses the samadhi of Sri Aurobindo and the mother and open to everybody for fixed hours every day.

Pondicherry Museum

Situated in the Government Park, the Pondicherry Museum has a very good sculpture gallery and a section of archaeological finds from the Roman settlement at Arikamedu. There is also a French section charting the history of the colony. The objects include the four-poster bed in which Dupleix is believed to have slept. There is also a superb collection of the snail shells from the Pondicherry Region.

Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Built in the Gothic style, this massive church is one of the most beautiful churches in Pondicherry.

church of the sacred heart of jesus pondicherry

After visit return back to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 04:      PONDICHERRY – TRICHY         BY: SURFACE

Buffet breakfast at the hotel drive to Tanjore (180 kms / 06 – 07 hrs) enroute visiting Chidambaram. Continue your drive to Tanjore & upon arrival, check-in at hotel.

The Nataraja Temple Chidambaram

Thanjavur:   was the ancient capital of the Chola kings whose origins, go back to the beginning of the Christian era. Power struggles between these groups were a constant feature of their early history, with one or other gaining the ascendancy at various times. The Cholas’ turn for empire building came between 850 and 1270 AD and, at the height of their power. Probably the greatest chola emperors were Raja who was responsible for building the Brihadishwara Temple (Thanjavur main attraction) and his son Rajendra- I whose navy competed with the Arabs for controls of the Indian Ocean trade routes and who was responsible for bringing Srivijaya under Chola control.

Bridhdiswara-Temple-tanjore

Proceed for sightseeing tour of Tanjore – was the capital of the Chola Empire from the tenth to the fourteenth centuries. A Chola king, Raja Chola, who held the throne from 985 to 1016, built the greatest of the empire’s 74 temples, the Brahadeeswarar, with its soaring tower over the inner sanctum. This tower rises more than 62 meters (200 feet). On its dome rests a single block of granite weighing 80 tons

Royal Museum Tanjore

Later drive to Trichy (55 kms / 01 hrs)

Tiruchirappalli is situated in center Tamil Nadu, on the banks of the Cauvery river. It is 320 km from Madras and 150 km from Madurai. It was a Chola citadel during the Sangam Age and was also briefly ruled by the Pallavas and the Pandyas. Today, Trichy is a blend of history, a pilgrim center and a thriving commercial city.

Rock Fort Temple

 Proceed for sightseeing tour of Trichy visit the ‘Rock Fort Temple which rises abruptly to a height of 273 ft. A steep staircase cut into the rock leads upto the Fort. At the first level are the remnants of a huge hall blasted into ruins in 1772. The next storey is the Mathrubhuteshwarer Shrine dedicated to Shiva. Finally at the top of the hill, the ‘Uchhi Pillayar Koil’ – a Ganesh Temple offering a commanding view of the city.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Later you will visit Island of Srirangam. Tiruchirapalli, called Tiruchi or Trichy in Short, was built by the Nayak rulers of Madurai around a rock fort. Tiruchi is on the banks of the Kaveri river and is famous for the Ranganatha Temple at Srirangam, 10 km away. The Rock fort is the center of the city and is a remarkable structure. About 83 meters high, the fort dominates the landscape. The Uchi pillaiyer Temple dedicated to lord Vinayaka or Ganesha. A total of 344 steps, cut into the rock lead to the temple. There is also the Tyaumanaswami Temple of lord Shiva half way up the hillock. There are also two cave temples in the fort with sculptures dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries. The Sri Jambukeswara Temple, at Tiruvankkaikaval, Srirangam is an island in the Kaveri river, north of Tiruchirapalli. The Ranganathaswami Temple here, built around 13th-14th centuries has 21 towers and stone pillars covered with fine carvings.

Sri-Ranganathaswami-Temple-1

Overnight at hotel

DAY 05:      TRICHY – MADURAI        BY: SURFACE

After buffet breakfast you will be driven to Madurai (130 kms / 04 hrs)

Madurai – Situated on the banks of river Vaigai, Madurai is more than 2,500 years old and has a rich cultural heritage and history. Madurai was an important cultural and commercial centre even as early as 550 AD. Madurai was the capital city for the great Pandya kings.

On arrival proceed to check in at the hotel.

Afternoon you will proceed for the sightseeing tour of Madurai City.

meenakshi temple madurai

Madurai’s main attraction is the famous Meenakshi temple located in the heart of the old town, a riotously baroque example of Dravidian architecture with gopurams (towers) covered from top to bottom with a breathless profusion of multi-colored images of gods, goddesses, animals and mythical figures.   The temple complex is a city within a city and one can spend days exploring its labyrinthine corridors and halls.  

Thirumalai-Nayaka-Palace

Another attraction is the Thirumalai Nayak Palace (1636) restored by Lord Napier, dance drama concerts are performed daily.

Bedtime of the God

In the evening, you will once again proceed to the Meenakshi temple complex to witness the evening Aarti ceremony in which Lord Shiva is carried in a palanquin accompanied by musicians, temple singers and priests to the temple of his consort Parvati to spend the night.

Special note:Non- Hindus are not allowed inside the inner sanctum of the temple.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 06:               MADURAI – THEKKADY                           BY: SURFACE

After buffet breakfast you will proceed for Periyar (160 kms / 4.5 hrs).

The name Thekkady, brings to mind images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice-scented plantations. Moreover, the flora and fauna of the Periyar wildlife sanctuary is absolutely thrilling. The wildlife sanctuary here is the natural habitat of a wide variety of animal species.

wildlife-sanctuary-of-Periyar

The Periyar Lake is a paradise for the nature lovers. It gives you an opportunity to observe the wild animals roaming in the jungle. The greatest attraction of Periyar Lake, however, is the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake. Moreover, the Sanctuary Watch Tower situated in the forest interior gives you a panoramic view of the park.

Periyar

Other attractions of the sanctuary are the Sambhar, Bison, Spotted Deer, Tigers, Leopards, Malabar Flying Squirrels, Stripe necked Mongooses, etc. There are over 260 species of birds here including Nilgiri Wood Pigeons, blue-winged Parakeets, White bellied Tree Pies, laughing Thrushes and Fly Catchers.

On arrival proceed to check in at the hotel.

In the afternoon, proceed to Periyar National Park to view the wildlife by boat. Situated within the confines of the Western Ghats in the southern Indian state of Kerala, PeriyarNational Park and Tiger.

Periyar-Lake-Boat-Ride

Reserve is one of the most captivating wildlife parks in the world. The park has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Herds of elephant and sambar, gaur and wild pigs and wander down to the lakeside and can be observed from the launches that cruise the lake. Periyar also harbours the leopard, wild dog, barking deer and mouse deer.

Return to the hotel after your boat ride.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 07:    THEKKADY –  KUMARAKOM BY: SURFACE

After buffet breakfast you will proceed for Kumarakom (180 kms / 4.5 hrs)

On arrival proceed to check in at the hotel. 

Kumarakom-Bird-Sanctuary

Twelve kilometres to the west of Kottayam town lies a small village called Kumarakom. The village is a part of Kuttanad, the wonderland which lies below sea level. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, spread over 14 acres of lush greenery and blue waters, is located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake. The sanctuary is home to local varieties of waterfowl, cuckoo, and water ducks, as well as migrating Siberian storks.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 08:   KUMARAKOM – ALLEPPY

After buffet breakfast you will proceed to board your houseboat.

Kettuvallom

Kettuvallams are huge, tapering barges which were traditionally used to cargo rice and other goods across Kerala. It has a portion covered with bamboo and coir serving as kitchen and rest rooms for the crew. These boats are entirely built without the use of nails. Planks of jack wood are woven together with coir ropes and coated with a black resin made from boiled cashew kernels

kettuvallamModern-day Kettuvallams called houseboats, carry finished bedrooms, modern toilets, cosy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony where tourists can laze on cushions. Sections of the carved roof of wood and plaited palms open out to provide shade and allow an uninterrupted view. Most of the boats are poled by local oarsmen. Some are powered by engines. Gliding on serene backwaters, visitors can witness an unspoilt Kerala

Overnight on board houseboat

DAY 09:    ALLEPPY – COCHIN

Morning disembark Houseboat and depart for Cochin by surface (90 Kms/2 Hrs).

Spice market Cochin

Cochin (Kochi) is spread across islands and promontories in a stunning location between the Arabian Sea and the Backwaters. The city was founded in 1341 when a flood created a natural safe port, which became the principal harbour for Malabar Coast’s spice trade. Cochin was on the main trade route between Europe and China. The rulers invited people of various religions to settle here, attracting the Jews and the Christians who built places of worship and their own communities.

Afternoon, you will proceed for the sightseeing tour of Cochin.

Jewish-Synagogue-Cochin

You will first proceed to Mattancherry and visit the oldest Jewish Synagogue (Closed on Saturdays & All the Jewish holidays)in India, built in 1568; it was destroyed by the Portuguese and rebuilt by the Dutch a century later.

Mattancherry Dutch Palace

You will also visit The Dutch Palace(Closed on Fridays)- which was built in 1555 and its coronation hall and murals at Ramayana are noteworthy features.

Kochi chinese fishnets

Chinese fishing nets. The cantilevered fishing nets line the entrance to the harbour mouth. Chinese traders are believed to have originally introduced them in the 14th century although, today parts of the nets are known by Portuguese names.

St. Francis ChurchYour next stop will be St. Francis Church, originally named after Santo Antonio and dedicated to him as the Patron Saint of Portugal, St. Francis Church is the first church to have been in the new European influenced tradition. Originally a wooden building was replaced by the present stone building. Vasco De Gamma died on the site in 1524 and was originally buried in the cemetery. 14 years later his body was removed to Portugal. The church was renamed St. Francis in 1663.

Kathakali-dance

In the evening, you will be taken to a Kathakali dance centre where you will witness the most elaborate of the dance forms in southern India. Here you will witness the artists readying themselves up with the make up for the final performance.   Kerala owes its transnational fame to this nearly 300 years old classical dance form, which combines facets of ballet, opera, masque and the pantomime. It is said to have evolved from other performing arts like Kootiyattam, Krishnanattam and Kalarippayattu. Kathakali explicates ideas and stories from the Indian epics and Puranas. Presented in the temple precincts after dusk falls Kathakali is heralded by the Kelikottu or the beating of drums in accompaniment of the Chengila (gong).

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 10:    COCHIN – GOA     BY FLIGHT                       

After buffet breakfast, you will be transferred to Cochin airport to board your flight to Goa via Mumbai/Bangalore.

Goa Beach

Upon arrival in Goa, a representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 11:  GOA

After buffet breakfast, you will proceed for sightseeing tour of Goa.

Take a half day tour of Goa, starting from the slopes of Altinho hill for a breath-taking view of Panjim and river Mandovi.

Goa Beach

Drive to Donapaula for a view of India’s largest natural harbour, Marmagoa. Then on to Old Goa, the spiritual heart of Portuguese Goa to visit Basilica of Bom Jesus wherein is enshrined the body of St. Francis Xavier in an ornate silver casket.

se cathedral goa

Also visit St. Cathedral; the biggest Church in the East, St. Catejan built like St Peter’s of Rome, the Church of Lady Rosary and St. Monica.

basilica of bom jesus goa

Return to your hotel after the tour.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 12:   GOA

After buffet breakfast, remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel

DAY 13:    GOA – MUMBAI         BY FLIGHT

After buffet breakfast, you will board the flight to Mumbai

Upon arrival, you will proceed for the sightseeing tour of Mumbai city.

Bombay, or Mumbai, is the capital of Maharashtra and the economic powerhouse of India. It’s the fastest moving, most affluent and the most industrialized city in India. Yet, once upon a time, Bombay was nothing more than a group of low-lying, swampy and malarial mud flats presented to the British by its Portuguese occupiers as a wedding gift in 1661.

Dhobi Ghats mumbai

During your tour you will be driven to the Dhobi Ghats for a photo stop, that is a huge open-air laundry, which makes an interesting viewing.

Tower of Silence mumbai

You will be then driven to Malabar Hill (drive past) via the Tower of Silence (drive past) – a round stone construction on which Parsis place their dead to be eaten by the vultures and Hanging Gardens which is built over Bombay’s reservoir.

Marine Drive Mumbai

You will be then driven along Marine Drive, the sea – Front Boulevard. It is also known as the Queen’s Necklace as in the evening, the breeze from the Arabian Sea comes over Marine Drive and as the streetlights on this U-shaped road light up, the view from south Bombay’s skyscrapers or from the exclusive residential area, is that of a Queen’s Necklace. 

Victoria Terminus mumbai

You will than photo-stop at Victoria Terminus which is now known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. This magnificent building was constructed for a period of 10 years. The construction work started in 1878 and was completed in the year 1888. The building was designed by F.W .Stevens, a famous architect of Britain. In 1882, on the occasion of New Year’s Eve this railway station started its operation in Mumbai.

Victoria Terminus is undoubtedly the Raj’s piece de resistance, Complete with carved stone friezes, stained glass windows and flying buttresses.

clock tower mumbaiYou will drive past Rajabai Tower is situated within the premises of the Fort campus of the Mumbai University. It is basically a clock tower that rises to a height of 85 m (280 ft) and houses the University Library. The top of the cupola is ornamented with sixteen statues depicting various Indian castes. The tower has been modelled after the Big Ben Clock Tower of the UK houses of Parliament, situated in London, and was built as per the designs of Sir George Gilbert Scott, an English architect. It was in March 1869 that the foundation stone of the Rajabai Clock Tower of Bombay was laid down.

mumbaiYou next stop will be to Gateway of India –the landmark of Bombay, which, was before the advent of air travel, the only gateway to India. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George and Queen Mary to India in 1911.

After sightseeing tour, you will have transferred to Mumbai airport for your final departure.

DAY 14  DEPARTURE MUMBAI  BY: INT FLIGHT

In early hours, you will check-out of your rooms and a INDUS TRIPS representative will meet you and transfer you to International airport to board your flight for back hom.

End of Tour

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1N/2D Taj Mahal Moonlight Tour from Delhi

Taj Mahal on a Full Moon Night

“The Taj Mahal rises above the banks of the river like a solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time.”  ― Rabindranath Tagore

Sorrow was never so beautiful. India’s Taj Mahal, fashioned from marble and heartbreak, was built by Mogul emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved consort, Empress Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth.

Shah Jahan and Mumtaj Mahal
Shah Jahan and Mumtaj Mahal

There is no better way to experience Taj other than a Moonlight tour. It is for lovers, poets, writers and people who value richness of emotions. Plan this tour with the one you love and we promise that you will cherish those memories forever.

Taj Mahal Moonlight Tour Dates 2019 – 2020

Taj Mahal Moonlight Tour Dates

1N/2D Taj Mahal Moonlight Tour from Delhi

Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Delhi

Itinerary

Day 01: Delhi – Agra

We will start early from Delhi Hotel/Airport/Home and drive to Agra. We will visit Sikandra on our way to Agra city. Upon arrival at Agra we will check-in at the hotel.

Sikandra Agra

Later we will visit the famous Red Fort of Agra, where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb, after a brief struggle for power. It is from the Red Fort that the old emperor gazed upon Taj Mahal, the tomb of his beloved queen Mumtaj.

Red Fort Agra

In the Night we will proceed to Taj Mahal, which was constructed between 1631 A.D and 1654 A.D. The construction is said to have been done by a workforce of 22,000 and took some 20 years to complete.

Taj Mahal Moonlight Tour

 Information About Visit Taj Mahal in Full Moon Night:

* Only 5 nights per month are allowed for Taj Mahal Moonlight Tours, 2 days before and 2 days after full moon night date.

* The time for viewing is from 8-30 p.m. to 12-30 in eight batches of 50 persons for half an hour duration. The visitors of the night viewing of Taj Mahal have to report at Shilpagram complex half an hour in advance of the viewing time.

* The night viewing tickets of Taj Mahal should be purchased one day in advance of the date of night viewing.

After spending some enchanting moments at Taj, we will drive back to the hotel for a good night sleep.

Day 02: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Delhi 

Taj-Mahal

After breakfast, if you desire, we will visit Taj Mahal again or drive to Delhi. On the way we will visit Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned mughal city.

fatehpur sikri

The story goes that Sheikh Salim Chishti was a Sufi saint who blessed the Akbar with his first son and heir, who was named Salim after him and later came to be known as Jahangir. Fatehpur Sikri was planned as a great town by Akbar with great care and planning in the honor of Sheikh Salim Chisti but had to be abandoned after fifteen years due to acute shortage of water.

We will reach Delhi around 5:00PM. Drop at Airport/Hotel/Home.

End of Tour

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3N/4D Khajuraho Orchha Tour from Delhi

Khajuraho

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu temples and Jain temples in Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh, India, about 175 kilometres southeast of Jhansi. Khajuraho temples were built during the Chandela Empire between 950 – 1050 A.D. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Khajuraho temples are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures.

khajuraho temple

The temples of Khajuraho are divided into three divisions – western, eastern and southern. The Western group is home to the largest and most typical Khajuraho temple, dedicated to Kandariya Mahadev. The images of Goddesses and Gods sculpted on the temple walls represent the many manifestations of the divine Shakti and Shiva, the female and male principles, the Yin and the Yang.

Orchha Palace
Orchha Palace

You will also visit Orchha which was established by Rudra Pratap Singh some time after 1501, as the seat of an eponymous former princely state of central India, in the Bundelkhand region. The town is steeped in history and is famous for its palaces and temples built in the 16th and 17th centuries.

3N/4D Khajuraho Orchha Tour from Delhi

Delhi – Jhansi – Orchha – Khajuraho – Jhansi – Delhi

The fastest and most convenient way to reach Khajuraho is by Flight, as there are no direct trains. Given below itinerary is by Train, via Jhansi, which is known for the heroic Lakshmi Bai, who was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and became a symbol of resistance to the British Raj for Indian nationalists.

Khajuraho

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Delhi – Jhansi [By Train]
Early morning pick up from your hotel & transfer to Railway station to board on the Shatabdi train to Jhansi. On arrival at Jhansi, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a half day city tour of Jhansi covering Fort, Museum and Rani Mahal.
Jhansi fort
Jhansi fort

Jhansi Museum

Jhansi Palace
Jhansi Palace
Return back to hotel in the evening for dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 2: Jhansi – Orchha – Khajuraho [180 Kms]

After an early breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Khajuraho via Orchha.

On arrival at Orchha, visit Orchha fort. As there are many temples within the fort, three are especially worth visiting. Visit Ram Raja, Chaturbhuj and Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

Orchha Fort
Orchha Fort
Lakshminarayan Temple Orchha
Lakshminarayan Temple Orchha

In the afternoon, a continue to drive to Khajuraho. On arrival at Khajuraho, check into the hotel. Enjoy dinner & Overnight stay at hotel in Khajuraho.

Day 3: Khajuraho

This morning after breakfast in the hotel proceed for full day sightseeing of Khajuraho visit Eastern & Western Group of Temple’s.
Khajuraho
Explore the light & sound show in the evening. Later, return back to a hotel for dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Khajuraho – Jhansi railway station [180 Kms/05 hrs]

After an early breakfast leave from Khajuraho and directly drive to Jhansi Railway station to board the train for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi, transfer to Airport/Hotel for your next destination.
End of Tour

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12N/13D Odisha Rural Tour

Odisha Tribals

Odisha (formerly Orissa), an eastern Indian state on the Bay of Bengal, is known for its tribal cultures and its many ancient Hindu temples. Kond is one of the largest tribe in Odisha who worship hills, nature, and streams. Sauras. Sauras is one of the ancient tribes in India that also find their mention in the Hindu epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. Bonda. Santhals. Gonds. Bhumias. 

Odisha Tribals

Odisha has a rich cultural and artistic heritage. Due to the reign of many different rulers in the past, arts and crafts in Odisha underwent many changes giving an artistic diversity today in the forms of traditional handicrafts, painting and carving, dance and music.

Major handicrafts in Odisha include applique work, brass and bell metal, silver filigree and stone carving. Other forms include Lacquer, Papier Mache, and tribal combs, handlooms and wood and traditional stone carving.

Odisha Art

12N/13D Odisha Rural Tour

This tour presents a unique opportunity to visit the tribal villages of the artisans, farmers & tribals in Odisha. These artisans have preserved their craft for hundreds of years through the generations. It is amazing to see them work in the same way as their ancestors would have ages back and produce amazing works or art in a minimalist setting. Our tribal tour of Odisha is a must for western artists and craftmen who would like to explore ancient art forms.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Bhubaneshwar. Transfer to hotel.

Day 02: City tour of Bhubaneshwar, covering Temples & Caves. Overnight at Bhubaneshwar.

Bhubaneswar Temple

Day 03: After breakfast we will start our excursion to Nuapatna (Weaving Village), Sadeibareni ( Dokra Metal work village) & Padmakesharpur(Snake Charmers Village).

Nuapatna weavers
Nuapatna weavers
dokra metal art
dokra metal art
Padmakesarpur snake charmers
Padmakesarpur snake charmers

Overnight at Bhubaneshwar.

Day 04: Drive to Puri enroute visiting 64yogini village with Bell Metal work village, Pipli Applique work village & Raghurajpur Artisan’s village.

64 Yogini Village Odisha
64 Yogini Village Odisha
Bell Metal Work Odisha
Bell Metal Work Odisha
Pipli Applique work odisha
Pipli Applique work odisha
Raghurajpur Artisan’s village odisha
Raghurajpur Artisan’s village odisha

Overnight at Puri.

Day 05: Early morning visit of Potters’ village.

Potters village odisha
Potters village odisha

Excursion to Konark enroute visiting Stone Carvers village & Fishermen’ village.

Stone-Carvers-village-odisha
Stone-Carvers-village-odisha
Fishermen village odisha
Fishermen village odisha

Overnight at Puri.

Day 06: City tour of Puri & drive to Bhubaneshwar.

Puri Jagannath Temple

Overnight at Bhubaneshwar.

Day 07: Drive to Baliguda. Overnight at Baliguda.

baliguda
baliguda

Day 08: Visit of Kutia Kondh village & drive to Rayagada.

Kutia Kondh villageOvernight at Rayagada.

Day 09: Visit of Dongria Kondh village & drive to Jeypore.

Dongria Kondh village
Dongria Kondh village

Overnight at Jeypore.

Day 10: Visit of Bonda & Gadaba villages.

Bonda & Gadaba villages
Bonda & Gadaba villages

Overnight at Jeypore.

Day 11: Visit of Paraja village & market.

Paraja village
Paraja village

Overnight at Jeypore.

Day 12: Visit of Dhruba villages & their market. Dhuruba village odishaDrive to Vishakhapatnam.

Day 13: Departure transfer to the airport for the onward connection.

End of Tour

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