7N/8D Golden Triangle and Udaipur Tour


Embark on an enriching 8-day journey through the heart of India on this meticulously designed tour.

Destinations Covered

Delhi: Delhi, the vibrant capital of India, welcomes you with open arms. Immerse yourself in the contrasting ambiance of Old and New Delhi as you explore historical gems like Jama Masjid and Red Fort, and marvel at the modern grandeur of Lotus Temple and India Gate. The city’s bustling markets and rich history offer a captivating introduction to the country.

Agra: Agra, home to the iconic Taj Mahal, enchants with its Mughal opulence. Explore the majestic Agra Fort and witness the Taj Mahal’s ethereal beauty change hues with the setting sun, weaving tales of love and architectural brilliance.

Fatehpur Sikri: Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar’s abandoned capital, emerges from the past as a testament to architectural splendor. The palatial buildings, mosque, and Salim Chisti’s shrine narrate stories of Mughal grandeur frozen in time.

Jaipur: Jaipur, the Pink City, invites you to delve into its regal heritage. The towering Amber Fort, the intricate City Palace, and the astronomical wonders of Jantar Mantar showcase the city’s rich past and architectural marvels.

Udaipur: Udaipur, the City of Lakes, exudes romance and tranquility. The majestic Jagdish Temple, the sprawling City Palace with its ornate architecture, and the shimmering Lake Pichola paint a picture of regal elegance against the backdrop of tranquil waters.

Shilpgram: At Shilpgram crafts village in Udaipur, you’ll witness the artistic prowess of local craftsmen. Immerse yourself in Rajasthan’s vibrant culture through intricate handicrafts and artifacts, offering a glimpse into the region’s creative soul.

This meticulously crafted tour weaves together the threads of India’s historical, architectural, and cultural tapestry, leaving you with a profound appreciation for its diversity and heritage.

Tour Overview

Begin in the bustling capital of Delhi, where you’ll be warmly welcomed and guided through the city’s treasures, from the iconic Lotus Temple and Qutab Minar to the historical sites of Old Delhi, including the majestic Jama Masjid and Red Fort.

Proceed to Agra, where the grandeur of Agra Fort and the ethereal Taj Mahal await, casting their spell upon you. Continue to the Pink City of Jaipur, where you’ll be captivated by the majestic Amber Fort, the ornate City Palace, and the intriguing Jantar Mantar Observatory.

Delve into the serenity of Udaipur, exploring the charming Jagdish Temple, City Palace, and the shimmering Lake Pichola. As the tour draws to a close, immerse yourself in the vibrant bazaars of Udaipur and experience the city’s artistic heritage at Shilpgram crafts village.

Return to Delhi, where you’ll bid farewell to this enchanting journey, leaving with cherished memories and a deeper connection to India’s rich cultural tapestry.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 01: Arrival Delhi

Delhi International Airport

You will be received by our representative at the airport, who will take you to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast, head on a guided tour of New Delhi.

humayun's tombQutub MinarIndia Gate

Some of the monuments you visit on your sightseeing tour include Bahai Temple (Lotus Temple), Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutab Minar, Connaught Place and India Gate. In the afternoon proceed on a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, visit Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat and other memorials. You also take a ride on a cycle rickshaw.

Jama Masjid DelhiMahatma Gandhi's Memorial Delhi

Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Delhi- Agra
After breakfast proceed to Agra.

Red Fort Agra

In the afternoon tour the massive Agra Fort, which was built by the Mughal emperor Akbar. The fort houses various beautiful palaces and mansions that you can visit on your tour of Agra Fort.


In the evening visit Taj Mahal and watch the wonder monument change color as the sun sets. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur
After breakfast proceed to the Pink City – Jaipur. En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the capital city of Akbar, the Mughal emperor. The city has some palatial buildings, a mosque and the shrine of saint Salim Chisti.

fatehpur sikri

Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Jaipur
This is the day to take in the architectural beauty of the Pink City.

amber fort jaipur

You visit Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Hawa Mahal and other important places on your sightseeing tour of Jaipur.

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Jaipur is rich with ancient monuments, which were built centuries ago. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 06: Jaipur-Udaipur
After breakfast transfer to airport to catch a flight to Udaipur. Upon arrival check in at hotel. The city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh about four centuries ago.

pichola lake udaipur

On your tour you visit many important tourist places in Udaipur, which include the Jagdish Temple, the City Palace and Lake Pichola.

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Day 07: Udaipur-Delhi
The day is at leisure. Take independent walks in the bustling bazaars of Udaipur.


You can also visit Shilpgram, the crafts village to shop for some exquisite handicraft items. Afterwards transfer to airport to catch a flight to Delhi.

Day 08: Delhi
Upon arrival check in at hotel. Refresh and relax. Later transfer to airport to catch a flight back home. Tour ends.

End of Tour

FAQs about the Tour

Q: How do I reach Delhi to start the tour?
A: You can reach Delhi International Airport, where our representative will greet you and assist with your transfer to the hotel.

Q: What are the main attractions covered in Delhi?
A: The tour includes both Old and New Delhi sights, such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, and more.

Q: Can I witness the changing colors of the Taj Mahal during this tour?
A: Yes, the tour offers a sunset visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra, allowing you to witness its mesmerizing transformation.

Q: Is an elephant ride included in the Jaipur itinerary?
A: Yes, you’ll have the unique opportunity to enjoy an elephant ride to the magnificent Amber Fort in Jaipur.

Q: What is Fatehpur Sikri known for and why is it included?
A: Fatehpur Sikri is renowned for its Mughal architecture and is included en route to Jaipur, showcasing historical palaces and structures.

Q: How does the Udaipur visit capture its charm?
A: Udaipur’s visit encompasses the picturesque Jagdish Temple, the splendid City Palace, and the serene Lake Pichola, encapsulating its romantic allure.

Q: What is Shilpgram and what can I expect there?
A: Shilpgram is a crafts village in Udaipur where you can explore and purchase exquisite local handicrafts and artifacts, providing an insight into Rajasthan’s artistic heritage.

Q: Are international flights included in the tour package?
A: No, the tour does not include international flights. You need to arrange your own flights to and from Delhi.

Q: How does the tour conclude in Delhi?
A: The tour concludes in Delhi after exploring Udaipur and experiencing its rich cultural offerings. You’ll have a leisurely day before transferring to the airport for your departure.

Q: Can I customize this tour to match my preferences?
A: Customization may be possible depending on availability and feasibility. Please inquire with the tour operator for details and options.

22N/23D Enchanting South India Tour


Embark on a mesmerizing journey through South India’s rich tapestry of culture, history, and natural beauty on this 23-day tour.

Tour Overview

Your adventure begins as you arrive at Bangalore Airport, where an INDUS TRIPS Airport Representative greets you and transfers you to your hotel. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in Bangalore before setting off on a fascinating exploration.

Travel to Shravanabelagola, a renowned Jain pilgrim site, where the awe-inspiring 17m high monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara stands proudly atop the Vindhyagiri hills. Continue your journey to Hassan, where the beauty of Hoysala art comes to life at Belur and Halebedu. Marvel at intricate reliefs and sculptures that depict historic battles and showcase Hindu architectural brilliance.

As you journey to Coorg, the hedonist’s paradise, you’ll be enchanted by its hills, coffee plantations, and unique charm. Explore the Byalkuppe Tibetan settlements, home to monasteries and temples representing various Tibetan Buddhist traditions.

In Mysore, immerse yourself in the heritage city’s splendor, visiting the Mysore Maharaja Palace, Chamundi Hills, and historic Srirangapatna. Your adventure continues through the picturesque landscapes of Wayanad and Calicut, where you’ll explore the famous Pookode Lake and historic sites.

Experience the blend of cultures in Cochin, where Chinese fishing nets and ancient churches stand side by side. Witness the captivating Kathakali dance and journey to Munnar, surrounded by tea plantations and natural beauty. Explore the Eravikulam National Park, Tea Museum, and spice markets, absorbing the scents and sights.

The tour then takes you to the sacred city of Madurai, where the Meenakshi Amman Temple and Tirumalai Nayak Palace await. Discover the spice-rich lands of Periyar, engaging in an elephant experience and a boat ride on Periyar Lake.

Marvel at the backwaters of Kumarakom and Alleppey aboard a traditional houseboat, and bask in the serenity of Kovalam’s stunning beaches. Your journey culminates in Bangalore, where you explore Vidhan Soudha, Nandi Temple, Lal Bagh Garden, and Iskon Temple before bidding farewell to this extraordinary adventure.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures, historical treasures, and natural wonders of South India on this comprehensive and unforgettable 23-day tour.

Destinations Covered

Bangalore: Known as the “Silicon Valley of India,” Bangalore offers a blend of modernity and tradition. Explore the Vidhan Soudha, a magnificent legislative building, and be enchanted by the Lal Bagh Garden’s lush greenery. The Nandi Temple stands as a symbol of devotion and architecture.

Shravanabelagola: A pilgrimage site of great significance for Jains, it boasts the towering monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara. The statue’s intricate details and spiritual aura create a captivating experience.

Hassan: A gateway to the Hoysala dynasty’s architectural wonders, Hassan’s Belur and Halebedu temples reveal breathtaking sculptures and craftsmanship that narrate tales of ancient battles and cultural richness.

Coorg: Nestled in the hills, Coorg is a coffee-lover’s paradise. Its scenic beauty, lush plantations, and serene ambiance provide a perfect setting to unwind and rejuvenate.

Byalkuppe: This Tibetan settlement near Coorg offers an immersive experience in Tibetan Buddhist culture. Monasteries, temples, and the peaceful atmosphere provide insights into this spiritual tradition.

Mysore: A city of palaces, Mysore’s grandeur is embodied in the Mysore Maharaja Palace. The Chamundi Hills offer panoramic views, and historic sites like Srirangapatna reveal the tales of mighty empires.

Wayanad: A haven for nature enthusiasts, Wayanad’s rainforests, paddy fields, and spice plantations create a picturesque landscape. The Edakal Caves add an element of mystique to the region.

Calicut: A coastal city steeped in history, Calicut’s Kappad Beach is where Vasco da Gama set foot in India. The Pazhassiraja Museum and vibrant markets showcase the region’s rich heritage.

Cochin: A melting pot of cultures, Cochin boasts Chinese fishing nets, colonial-era architecture, and vibrant markets. The Jewish Synagogue and Kathakali performances offer a glimpse into its diverse heritage.

Munnar: Verdant tea plantations, Eravikulam National Park’s biodiversity, and the Tea Museum provide insights into Munnar’s natural and cultural treasures.

Madurai: Meenakshi Amman Temple stands as a masterpiece of Dravidian architecture, while Tirumalai Nayak Palace offers a glimpse into a bygone era. The city’s bustling streets and vibrant markets reveal its bustling energy.

Periyar: Spice gardens, Periyar Lake, and an elephant experience create an immersive encounter with Kerala’s rich biodiversity. The aroma of spices and tranquil landscapes enchant visitors.

Kumarakom: Nestled in the backwaters, Kumarakom offers a serene escape. Lush landscapes, serene waterways, and an opportunity to relax amidst nature make it a perfect retreat.

Alleppey Houseboat: Cruising the backwaters in a traditional houseboat, surrounded by coconut trees and paddy fields, offers an authentic Kerala experience.

Kovalam: The sandy shores of Kovalam invite relaxation and enjoyment. Beachside tranquility and a chance to soak in the sun create cherished memories.

This comprehensive tour weaves together the diverse threads of South India’s landscapes, cultures, and history, offering a kaleidoscope of experiences that range from spiritual exploration to natural beauty and architectural wonders.

Detailed Tour Plan

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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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.

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Overnight at Bangalore

Day 23 Bangalore Airport Drop

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

End of Tour

FAQs about the Tour

Q1: How long is the duration of the South India tour?
A: The South India tour spans 23 days, providing ample time to explore a diverse range of destinations and experiences.

Q2: What are the major highlights of the tour?
A: The tour includes visits to historic sites like Mysore Palace and Meenakshi Amman Temple, natural wonders like Coorg’s landscapes and Periyar’s spice gardens, and cultural experiences such as Kathakali performances and houseboat cruises.

Q3: Are airport transfers included in the tour package?
A: Yes, the tour includes airport transfers upon arrival and departure at each destination.

Q4: What types of accommodations are provided during the tour?
A: The tour offers comfortable accommodations, ranging from hotels to traditional houseboats, providing a variety of experiences.

Q5: Is the tour suitable for all age groups?
A: The tour offers a mix of activities suitable for different age groups, including cultural sightseeing, leisurely walks, and nature exploration. Some activities, like the elephant experience, may have age or health restrictions.

Q6: Is there any flexibility in the itinerary?
A: While the core itinerary is fixed, there might be opportunities for minor adjustments based on availability or local conditions. However, any significant changes would be communicated in advance.

Q7: Are meals included in the tour package?
A: Most meals are included, allowing you to savor authentic regional cuisine. However, some meals, especially during leisure days, may not be included to provide flexibility.

Q8: Are entrance fees to attractions included in the tour cost?
A: The tour includes entrance fees to major attractions mentioned in the itinerary. Any optional activities or personal expenses are generally not included.

Q9: How should I dress during temple visits and cultural performances?
A: Modest attire is recommended when visiting temples and attending cultural performances. For women, covering shoulders and knees is customary.

Q10: What should I pack for the tour?
A: Pack comfortable clothing suitable for various activities and weather conditions, including lightweight clothing, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, and any personal medication. Don’t forget your camera to capture the memorable moments!

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13N/14D Treasures of South India Tour

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Experience the essence of South India on this captivating 14-day journey.

Tour Overview

 Embark on a cultural odyssey through Chennai, a vibrant metropolis blending old-world charm and modern efficiency. Explore the historic Fort St. George, the oldest Anglican church in India, and the captivating Kapaleeswarar Temple. Journey to Mahabalipuram, a treasure trove of ancient rock temples, where you’ll witness stunning carvings like the Five Rathas and Bhagiratha’s Penance.

Traverse to Pondicherry, an enclave of French elegance, with visits to Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the Pondicherry Museum showcasing Roman artifacts. Continue to Trichy, a blend of history and spirituality, and encounter the awe-inspiring Rock Fort Temple. Marvel at Madurai’s resplendent Meenakshi Temple and experience its vibrant streets. Cruise the serene waters of Periyar Lake amidst lush landscapes and spot wildlife in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Immerse yourself in the enchanting backwaters of Kumarakom aboard a traditional houseboat.

Discover the cultural riches of Cochin, from Jewish synagogues to bustling Chinese fishing nets, and witness a captivating Kathakali dance performance. Relax on the sun-kissed beaches of Goa, experiencing its unique blend of Portuguese and Indian influences. Conclude your journey in Mumbai, the bustling financial hub, exploring iconic landmarks like Victoria Terminus and the Gateway of India. Uncover the multifaceted beauty and heritage of South India on this unforgettable expedition.

Destinations Covered

Chennai: Your journey begins in Chennai, a vibrant metropolis that seamlessly blends old-world charm with modern efficiency. Explore the historic Fort St. George, visit the oldest Anglican church in India – St. Mary’s, and soak in the beauty of Marina Beach. Experience the Dravidian culture and architecture at the Kapaleeswarar Temple and Government Museum.

Mahabalipuram: A coastal town known for its UNESCO-listed monuments and rock-cut temples. Marvel at the intricate carvings of the Five Rathas, explore the ancient Shore Temple by the sea, and admire the massive bas-relief of Bhagiratha’s Penance depicting scenes from the Mahabharata.

Pondicherry: Immerse yourself in the French charm of Pondicherry. Visit the serene Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the Pondicherry Museum. Explore the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and stroll through the quaint streets lined with colonial architecture.

Tanjore (Thanjavur): Delve into the rich history of the Chola Empire as you visit the grand Brihadishwara Temple, a masterpiece of Dravidian architecture. Discover the Rock Fort Temple in Tiruchirappalli and witness the stunning architecture of Srirangam Island.

Madurai: Explore the spiritual heart of South India with a visit to the Meenakshi Temple, adorned with vibrant sculptures. Discover the Thirumalai Nayak Palace and witness the mesmerizing evening Aarti ceremony.

Thekkady: Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Thekkady’s wildlife sanctuary. Enjoy a boat ride on Periyar Lake, where you might spot herds of wild elephants, sambar deer, and various bird species.

Kumarakom: Experience the tranquility of Kumarakom’s backwaters. Explore the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, home to a variety of bird species, and relax amidst the serene surroundings.

Alleppey: Embark on a unique houseboat journey through the picturesque backwaters of Kerala. Sail past lush landscapes and charming villages, offering an authentic glimpse into local life.

Cochin: Explore the historic city of Cochin, where you’ll witness the iconic Chinese fishing nets and visit attractions like the Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, and St. Francis Church. Witness a captivating Kathakali dance performance and soak in the vibrant cultural scene.

Goa: Unwind on the golden beaches of Goa and delve into its rich history. Visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus, explore the churches of Old Goa, and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of this coastal paradise.

Mumbai: Experience the bustling energy of Mumbai, India’s financial capital. Visit the Dhobi Ghats, drive past Malabar Hill, and witness the iconic Gateway of India. Explore the historic Victoria Terminus and catch a glimpse of the city’s diverse culture.

This 14-day journey through South India offers a kaleidoscope of experiences, from cultural heritage and spirituality to natural beauty and modern urban life. Each destination is a chapter in a remarkable travel tale that captures the essence of this diverse and captivating region.

Detailed Tour Plan


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


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


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.


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.


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.


Overnight at hotel


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.  


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

On arrival proceed to check in at the hotel. 


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.


After buffet breakfast you will proceed to board your houseboat.


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


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.


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.


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.


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

FAQs about the Tour

Q: What is the starting point of the tour?
A: The tour begins in Chennai, the vibrant capital city of Tamil Nadu.

Q: What are some highlights of Chennai?
A: Chennai offers a mix of classical music, Bharatanatyam dance, historical sites like Fort St. George, and the serene Marina Beach.

Q: What is unique about Mahabalipuram?
A: Mahabalipuram is known for its UNESCO-listed rock-cut temples, including the impressive Five Rathas and the Shore Temple by the sea.

Q: How does Pondicherry showcase its French influence?
A: Pondicherry features charming colonial architecture, French-style cafes, and attractions like Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

Q: What architectural marvels can be found in Tanjore and Trichy?
A: Tanjore boasts the grand Brihadishwara Temple, while Trichy offers the Rock Fort Temple and the island of Srirangam with its intricately carved temples.

Q: What is the highlight of Madurai?
A: Madurai is renowned for the Meenakshi Temple, adorned with vibrant sculptures, and its captivating evening Aarti ceremony.

Q: How can I experience wildlife in Thekkady?
A: Thekkady offers a boat ride on Periyar Lake, where you can observe herds of wild elephants, sambar deer, and diverse bird species.

Q: What is unique about the houseboat experience in Alleppey?
A: Alleppey offers a serene houseboat journey through the backwaters, allowing you to witness local life and lush landscapes.

Q: What cultural attractions can be found in Cochin?
A: Cochin boasts the iconic Chinese fishing nets, historic Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, and vibrant Kathakali dance performances.

Q: What can I expect in Goa during the tour?
A: Goa offers beautiful beaches, historic sites like Basilica of Bom Jesus, and a blend of Indian and Portuguese influences in its architecture and culture.

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9N/10D North East India Photography Tour

Embark on an unforgettable 10-day expedition delving into the enchanting heartlands of Northeast India.

Tour Overview

Your journey begins in Kolkata, and after a flight to Lilabari, you’ll venture into the captivating realm of Ziro, visiting Nyishi tribal villages along the way. Immerse yourself in the Apatani culture, exploring villages known for their unique features and fascinating traditions. Ferry across the Brahmaputra River to the captivating Majuli Island, where you’ll discover 15th-century “satras” and the rich heritage of the Mishing tribe.

Delve deeper into the Naga culture as you explore the intriguing village of Longwa, straddling international boundaries, and interact with Konyak Tattooed Head Hunters. Traverse Charaideo Maidam’s sacred burial grounds and journey through the wildlife haven of Kaziranga National Park, home to one-horned rhinos. As your adventure concludes in Guwahati, your heart will be filled with the vibrant tapestry of cultures, traditions, and natural wonders that Northeast India has to offer.

Destinations Covered

Ziro: Nestled in the verdant landscapes of Arunachal Pradesh, Ziro is a treasure trove of indigenous cultures. Explore the distinctive Apatani villages, where women adorn themselves with wooden nose plugs and both genders sport intricate face tattoos. Experience the charm of Hong/Hari/Hapoli villages, where each sect showcases unique traditions, clothing, and language.

Majuli Island: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the world’s largest river island, Majuli. Discover the 15th-century “satras” that are the heart of Assamese culture, including Samuguri Satra, renowned for its mask-making, and Uttar Kamalabari Satra, the oldest on the island. Engage with the Mishing tribe and witness their traditional lifestyle and dairy farming practices.

Mon: Delve into the mystical world of the Konyak tribe as you explore Mon. Visit Longwa Village, where an Angh’s house straddles the Indian-Myanmar border, and interact with the local community. Marvel at the intriguing Konyak Tattooed Head Hunters and their unique cultural heritage.

Jorhat: Uncover the historical richness of Jorhat, home to Charaideo Maidam’s sacred burial grounds and the exquisite Kareng Ghar, a testament to the Ahom dynasty’s legacy. Immerse yourself in Assam’s regal past and admire the architecture that once ruled the region.

Kaziranga National Park: Embark on thrilling wildlife encounters in Kaziranga, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its one-horned rhinos. Partake in elephant and jeep safaris, where you’ll be surrounded by diverse wildlife against a backdrop of lush grasslands and water bodies.

Guwahati: Concluding your journey, Guwahati offers a blend of modernity and tradition. Explore the city’s vibrant markets, dine on local delicacies, and take in the scenic beauty of the Brahmaputra River before bidding farewell to this captivating region.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 01: Kolkata – Lilabari (by Flight) – Ziro (By surface approx. 130 Kms/04 Hrs)

kolkataEarly morning transfer to airport to catch the flight to Lilabari. Arrive at Lilabari airport and drive to Ziro en-route visit Nyishi tribal villages.


On arrival, check in to the hotel. Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 02: Ziro

large-nose-plugsFull day is to visit the Hong/Hari/Hapoli and other Apatani Villages. It is the ambition of each woman to wear the largest possible nose plugs, which are made of wood. 

Both sexes extensively tattoo their faces.  Each sect has distinctive features. Their hats, clothes, ornaments, language and even physical features are totally different.


Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 03: Ziro-Majuli (By surface approx. 220 Kms/05 Hrs + Ferry crossings)

After breakfast drive to Majuli Island, En route cross the local tributaries of Brahmaputra River by locally made ferry.


On arrival in Majuli, check in to the lodge for overnight stay.

Day 04:  Majuli Island

Full day is to explore the Majuli Island.  The world’s largest River Island is famous for its twenty-two 15th Century “satras”. Visit Samuguri Satra famous for making Mask which are used during the live performance. Later visit Uttar Kamalabari Satra – the older Satra in Majuli Island.

majuli majuli

We will also explore the villages of Mishing tribes who live on this island & Dairy farmers village.

Day 05: Majuli Island-Mon (By surface approx. 210 Kms /06 Hrs + 1 ½ hrs. ferry crossing)

Early morning start your drive to Mon for 06 hours.  If lucky we may see tea workers working on the numerous tea gardens enroute. After going through local Police & Indian Army checking formalities at the border of Nagaland, we enter the state.

We will enter the first Naga village on the way to Mon to pay a visit to the Village Morung. On arrival, check-in to the resort.

Day 06: Mon

After breakfast, we drive to Longwa village (approx. 42 kms/2 Hrs), one of the biggest villages in Mon district, it is an interesting sight to see. En route we make stops to visit local market and admire scenic beauty.

Longwa-village As the village straddles an international boundary line, one half of the Angh’s house falls within Indian Territory, whereas the other half lies under Myanmarese control. However, the whole village is controlled by the Angh and the village Council Chairman. Another interesting feature of this village is that the Angh of the village has 60 wives and his jurisdiction extends up to Myanmar and Arunachal Pradesh. Our special local guide speaks local dialect so he will unable the interaction with tribe people. Angh’s House and Morungs are decorated with different trophies like different animals skulls.

Hongpoi-VillageAfter our picnic lunch we drive back to Mon and visit another Konyak Tattooed Head Hunters village – Hongpoi Village (approx. 15 kms/45 mins). We drive back to our resort by late afternoon and evening free to relax.

Day 07: Mon- Jorhat (By surface approx. 190 Kms/06-07 Hrs)

After breakfast drive to Jorhat. En-route visit Charaideo Maidam – 30 kms from main Sibsagar town, sacred burial grounds of Ahom kings and queens and is also the place of ancestral Gods of the Ahoms. Later visit Kareng Ghar – The Royal Palace of Ahom Dynasty who ruled this area for 600 long years before the British came.

Kareng GharAfter lunch continue your drive to Jorhat and on arrival transfer to your Tea resort for overnight stay.

Day 08: Jorhat-Kaziranga NP (approx. 90 kms/2-3 hrs.)

Morning after breakfast drive to Kaziranga National Park, famous for its one horn Rhinos. Arrive Kaziranga and transfer to your hotel. After lunch we go for our first Jeep safari in Central Zone. O/n hotel.


Kaziranga National Park is spread over 850 sq kms across Golaghat, Nagaon and Sonitpur districts. Kaziranga National Park is also designated World Natural Heritage sites by UNESCO in 1985. Originally established as a reserve forest in 1908, Kaziranga was declared a sanctuary in 1916 to counter excessive poaching, especially of its most prized inhabitant, the rhinoceros.

NOTE: Kaziranga National Park is closed from 01st May TILL 31st Oct every year.

Day 09: Kaziranga NP

Early morning enjoy Elephant safari to visit central range of the park.

Kaziranga SafariReturn back to your hotel for breakfast and after breakfast another trip of Jeep safari in Western Zone of the park. Afternoon after lunch enjoys your Jeep safari into the park. O/n Hotel.

Jeep Safari Timings:

Morning Safari starts from 07.00 am till 09.30 am for 02 hours.

Afternoon Safari starts from 01.30 pm till 03.30 pm for 02 hours.

Elephant Safari Timings:

Central Zone of the park at 05.30 am and at 06.30 am for 40 minutes respectively.

Day 10: Kaziranga National Park – Guwahati – DELHI/KOLKATA (FLIGHT)

After breakfast drive back to Guwahati and straight transfer to airport to catch your flight to onward destination.

End of Tour

FAQs about the Tour

Q: How do I reach Ziro, the first destination of the tour?
A: You’ll take a flight from Kolkata to Lilabari and then drive to Ziro, covering around 130 km in approximately 4 hours.

Q: What unique cultural experiences can I expect in Ziro?
A: Ziro offers a glimpse into the intriguing Apatani culture, where women wear wooden nose plugs and both men and women showcase elaborate face tattoos. You’ll also explore different Apatani villages, each with distinct traditions and features.

Q: What is the significance of Majuli Island?
A: Majuli Island is the world’s largest river island and is famous for its “satras,” 15th-century monastic institutions that are the heart of Assamese culture. You’ll discover unique mask-making traditions at Samuguri Satra and explore the cultural heritage of the Mishing tribe.

Q: How can I experience the Naga culture in Mon?
A: In Mon, you’ll visit Longwa Village, known for straddling the Indian-Myanmar border and its unique governance system. You’ll interact with the Konyak tribe, known for their distinctive tattooed headhunter heritage.

Q: What historical attractions are there in Jorhat?
A: Jorhat offers a glimpse into Assam’s history, with visits to Charaideo Maidam’s sacred burial grounds and Kareng Ghar, the royal palace of the Ahom dynasty. These sites provide insight into the region’s regal past.

Q: What wildlife experiences await at Kaziranga National Park?
A: Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its one-horned rhinos. You’ll enjoy thrilling elephant and jeep safaris amidst lush grasslands and water bodies, encountering diverse wildlife.

Q: Can you provide information about safaris in Kaziranga?
A: Kaziranga offers both elephant and jeep safaris. Morning and afternoon jeep safaris provide opportunities to spot wildlife, while early morning elephant safaris allow for closer encounters with animals like the one-horned rhinos.

Q: What is the best time to visit Kaziranga National Park?
A: Kaziranga is open for tourism from November to April. However, note that the park is closed from May to October due to the monsoon season.

Q: How does the tour conclude in Guwahati?
A: The tour wraps up in Guwahati, where you can explore local markets, savor Assamese cuisine, and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Brahmaputra River before departing for your onward journey.

Q: What type of accommodations are provided during the tour?
A: Accommodations include hotels and lodges that offer comfortable stays, allowing you to rest and rejuvenate after each day of exploration.

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3N/4D Khajuraho Orchha Tour from Delhi


Embark on a captivating journey through Central India on this 4-day cultural odyssey.

Tour Overview

Commencing your journey, an early morning transfer from Delhi lands you on the Shatabdi train to Jhansi. There, explore history with a half-day city tour encompassing the formidable Jhansi Fort, a captivating Museum, and the elegant Rani Mahal. Venturing onward, reach Orchha to uncover the enchanting Orchha Fort, home to the revered Ram Raja, Chaturbhuj, and Lakshmi Narayan Temples. Your path then leads to Khajuraho, where the intricately adorned Eastern and Western Group of Temples stand in awe-inspiring splendor. Engage in an evocative light and sound show before the adventure concludes, bidding adieu to Khajuraho and retracing your steps to Jhansi for your return to Delhi, carrying cherished memories of architectural magnificence and historical marvels.

Destinations Covered

Jhansi: A city steeped in history, Jhansi is home to the formidable Jhansi Fort, an emblem of courage and resilience. The city’s regal past comes alive as you explore the museum that chronicles its storied heritage, and the elegant Rani Mahal, a palace that resonates with tales of valiant queens.

Orchha: Nestled on the banks of the Betwa River, Orchha is a town frozen in time, adorned with the grand Orchha Fort that echoes with the whispers of its royal past. Within its walls, the Ram Raja Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, and Lakshmi Narayan Temple stand as exquisite testimonies to architectural finesse and spiritual devotion.

Khajuraho: Famed for its intricate temple sculptures, Khajuraho is a treasure trove of artistic brilliance. The Eastern and Western Group of Temples showcase an exquisite blend of spirituality and sensuality, their intricate carvings depicting a rich tapestry of life, love, and divinity. The evening’s light and sound show adds an enchanting dimension to this archaeological wonder.

Each destination on this tour invites you to traverse through time, delving into the pages of history and marveling at the artistic prowess of bygone eras.

Detailed Tour Plan

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.
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

FAQs about the Tour

Q: How do I reach Jhansi for the tour?
A: You will board the convenient Shatabdi train from Delhi to Jhansi, offering a comfortable and scenic journey to kickstart your tour.

Q: What can I expect to see at Jhansi Fort?
A: Jhansi Fort is a historic marvel with tales of valor. You’ll explore its ancient walls, visit the museum showcasing artifacts from the past, and admire the elegant Rani Mahal, reflecting the city’s royal heritage.

Q: What are the key highlights of the Orchha visit?
A: Orchha is known for its stunning fort complex, where you can witness the Ram Raja Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, and Lakshmi Narayan Temple, each offering unique architectural and spiritual insights.

Q: What makes Khajuraho famous?
A: Khajuraho is renowned for its intricate temple carvings that depict diverse aspects of life, ranging from spirituality to sensuality. The Western and Eastern Group of Temples showcase these exceptional sculptures.

Q: Are the temples at Khajuraho still used for worship?
A: While some of the temples are still active for worship, many serve as archaeological and historical sites, allowing visitors to marvel at the craftsmanship of ancient artisans.

Q: Is the light and sound show at Khajuraho included in the tour?
A: Yes, the tour includes a captivating light and sound show in Khajuraho, offering an immersive experience that brings the history and legends of the temples to life.

Q: How do I travel from Khajuraho back to Delhi?
A: On the final day, you’ll leave Khajuraho and travel to Jhansi Railway station to board a train for your return journey to Delhi, where you will be transferred to the airport or your next destination.

Q: Are meals included in the tour package?
A: Yes, the tour typically includes meals as mentioned in the itinerary, ensuring you have a comfortable and enjoyable dining experience throughout the journey.

Q: Can I extend my stay in Khajuraho or explore nearby areas?
A: While the tour is structured, you can certainly discuss with the tour organizers about extending your stay or exploring nearby attractions to make the most of your visit.

Q: Is the tour suitable for travelers of all ages?
A: Yes, the tour is designed to offer an enriching experience for travelers of all ages, catering to both history enthusiasts and those seeking cultural immersion.

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4N/5D Ladakh Hemis Festival Tour from Delhi

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the mystical landscapes of Ladakh.

Tour Overview

Arrive in Leh, where the Leh Palace and Buddhist heritage welcome you. Witness the vibrant Hemis Festival, a celebration of Guru Padmasambhava’s birth, with mystic mask dances and sacred plays at Hemis Gompa. Explore Leh’s architectural gems like the Leh Palace, Sankar Gompa, and Shanti Stupa. Enjoy free time for personal exploration or continue the festival experience at Hemis Gompa. Visit the Jokhang temple and an exquisite mosque reflecting Islamic-Tibetan architecture. Discover Shey and Thiksey monasteries, each housing impressive Buddha images and murals. Stok Palace unveils family heirlooms. Conclude your journey with memories of Ladakh’s enchanting beauty and cultural richness.

Destinations Covered

Leh: Nestled amidst the lofty Himalayan peaks, Leh is a gateway to Ladakh’s unique culture. Its historic Leh Palace and Buddhist monasteries offer a glimpse into the region’s rich heritage. The town’s tranquil ambiance and stunning vistas set the stage for an unforgettable exploration.

Hemis Festival: The Hemis Festival is a vibrant celebration of Ladakh’s spiritual essence. At Hemis Gompa, witness the mesmerizing mystic mask dances and sacred plays, as devotees gather to commemorate Guru Padmasambhava’s birth, infusing the air with devotion and festivity.

Shey Monastery: Perched atop a hill, Shey Monastery was once a royal palace and now houses an exquisite copper and gold-gilded Buddha statue. Its historical significance and panoramic views make it a must-visit destination.

Thiksey Monastery: This hilltop monastery captivates with its architectural grandeur and serene ambiance. Its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa is a testament to its architectural splendor. Inside, chambers filled with statues and stupas provide a glimpse into Ladakh’s spiritual traditions.

Stok Palace: Formerly a royal residence, Stok Palace now opens its doors as a museum, showcasing the treasured heirlooms and relics of the Sengge Namgyal family. It offers a fascinating insight into the region’s regal past.

Jokhang Temple and Mosque: The juxtaposition of the Jokhang Temple and an adjacent mosque reflects Ladakh’s cultural diversity. The Jokhang Temple, with its new main Buddhist temple, stands as a beacon of Ladakh’s devotion to Buddhism, while the mosque exhibits an intriguing blend of Islamic and Tibetan architectural styles.

Shanti Stupa: Overlooking Leh, the Shanti Stupa is a symbol of peace and tranquility. Built to commemorate 2500 years of Buddhism, it offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and a serene space for introspection.

Each destination on this tour contributes to an immersive journey that encapsulates Ladakh’s spiritual depth, architectural brilliance, and cultural treasures.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 1: Flight from Dehli to Leh

Monday. Delhi – Leh. Early morning flight from Delhi to Leh. Flights can be booked with us or independently. Upon arrival to Leh onward transfer to your guesthouse where the remains of the day can be spent at leisure.


Ladakh is a vast highland desert sitting at 3524 metres above sea level, lying between the Karakoram and the Himalayan ranges characterized by a desolate moonlike landscape and snowy peaks.

Leh Palace leh ladakhThe town is still dominated by the now ruined Leh Palace, former mansion of the royal family of Ladakh, built in the same style and about the same time as the Potala Palace. The 28 000 residents of the the city are predominantly Buddhists and accordingly, Leh is the very much the heart and soul of Buddhist culture in the region. Overnight – Leh

Day 2: The Hemis Festival & city sightseeing tour

Hemis Gompa, is the biggest monastery in Ladakh and the site of the annual festival commemorating the birth of Guru Padamasambhava, who is said to have brought Vajrayana Buddhism to Bhutan and Tibet. Revered throughout the Himalayan ranges and considered the second Buddha, Guru Padmasambhava, the Lotus-born (popularly known as Guru Rinpoche, the Precious Master) was invited from India in the 8th century to conquer the dark and hostile forces transforming them into guardians and protectors of the pure dharma. In the process the guru brought Vajrayana Buddhism – a revelation of the complete and perfect path to awakening.


Followers believe that their path is the purest form of Buddhism with the goal of liberation from suffering and attainment of enlightenment. It is believed to be the path actually practiced by Buddha with the teaching indelible, even still today within the entire Himalayan region. This morning we make our way to the Hemis monastery (1.5 hrs drive), the largest and richest monastery in all of Ladakh. In the courtyard filled to capacity with local Ladakhis and pilgrims (at 9am) Guru Padamasambhava birthday celebrations will commence.


A raised dais with a richly cushioned seat with a finely painted small Tibetan table is placed with the ceremonial items – cups full of holy water, uncooked rice, tormas made of dough and butter and incense sticks. A number of musicians play the traditional music with four pairs of cymbals, large-pan drums, small trumpets and large size wind instruments. Next to them a small space is assigned for the lamas to sit.

The festival highlight is the gathering of the lamas around the central flagpole performing the mystic mask dances (Chams) and sacred plays. Chams are essentially a part of Tantric tradition, performed only in the gompas that follow the Tantric Vajrayana teachings and where the monks perform tantric worship.

hemis festival ladakh

Dressed in colourful bright brocades with vibrantly decorated and richly adorned paper-mache masks (some extending over 1 metre in height) the masked dancers simulate combat between good spirits and evil demons to the cacophony of drums, cymbals and long horns. The crowd unites in uproarious song and dance when the dough idol of evil is destroyed by the leader of black hat dancers signifying that good has prevailed.

This afternoon offers a guided sightseeing tour of the town, dominated by Sengge Namgyal’s, nine storey palace. The colossal stone structure is one of the most captivating architectural ruins of the region. Built in traditional Tibetan style it sits on the foothills of the barren landscape. Constructed in the 17th century as the residential palace for the King to mark the reunifying Upper and Lower Ladakh.

Victory PeakAbove Leh Palace, on Namgyal Tsemo (Victory Peak) overlooking the town, are the ruins of the earliest royal residence at Leh a fortress type structure built by King Tashi Namgyal in the 16th century.

Visits will also be made to Sankar Gompa to view the image of Avalokitesvara, inset with turquoise and shown with 1000 heads, arms and feet and 100,000 eyes, Shanti Stupa – built to commemorate 2500 years of Buddhism and inaugurated by his holiness the Dalai Lama in 1985.

shanti stupa leh ladakhOvernight – Leh

Day 3: Time to Explore

Today offers free time for you to independently explore the area. You may wish to return to the Hemis Grompa today as the festival continues (on a smaller scale) with a program of music, song, dance and drama. Transportation to the monastery can be arranged locally should you require. If staying in town for the day considering visiting the Leh bazaar.

Leh-BazaarThe main sites to visit are the Jokhang, the new main Buddhist temple built in the 1980s by the Ladakh Buddhist association and an imposing mosque reflecting a mixture of Islamic and Tibetan architecture that accommodating more than 500 worshipers dating from the late 17th century situated opposite each other.


Overnight – Leh & Ladakh

Day 4: Shey and Thiksey Monestories, Stok Palace

Today offers guided tours of Shey and Thiksey monasteries and Stok Palace.

Shey Monastery

Shey monastery situated on a hilltop, 15km from Leh, was the summer palace of the royal family of the region. The monastery houses a two storey high-seated image of Buddha cast from copper and covered with gold leaf. It is also beleived that Kings of Leh were born here, in the monastery.


Thiksey monastery is situated on a hilltop and the views of the green Indus valley from its rooftop are splendid. This monastery has a number of chambers full of statues and stupas. Courtyard murals are bright and this imposing structure is in many respects a replica of Potala Palace in Lhasa.


Stok Palace now operates as a museum where in the Sengge Namgyal family heirlooms and relics are displayed. Overnight – Leh & Ladakh

Day 5: Leh to Delhi by flight

Friday. Leh – Delhi. Early this morning (dictated by flight times) we transfer to the airport for flight to Delhi arriving at approximately 8:30am. Later today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward international flight.

End of Tour

FAQs about the Tour

Q: How can I reach Leh, the starting point of the tour?
A: You can reach Leh by taking a flight from Delhi. The tour typically begins with an early morning flight from Delhi to Leh.

Q: What is the significance of the Hemis Festival?
A: The Hemis Festival is a vibrant celebration of Guru Padmasambhava’s birth, a revered figure in Vajrayana Buddhism. It features mystic mask dances and sacred plays, showcasing Ladakh’s rich spiritual heritage.

Q: Are there English-speaking guides during the tour?
A: Yes, the tour usually includes English-speaking guides at various destinations, providing insights into the cultural, historical, and spiritual aspects of each location.

Q: How physically demanding is the tour?
A: The tour involves a moderate level of physical activity, including walking and exploring monasteries and palaces. However, the pace can be adjusted to accommodate different fitness levels.

Q: Can I explore on my own during free time?
A: Absolutely, during free time, you have the flexibility to explore the area independently. You can revisit destinations or discover local attractions according to your preferences.

Q: Are the monasteries and temples open to visitors?
A: Yes, the monasteries and temples, such as Shey, Thiksey, and Jokhang, are open to visitors. You’ll have the opportunity to explore these spiritual sites and appreciate their architecture and cultural significance.

Q: Can I participate in the Hemis Festival activities?
A: While the festival is a community event, visitors are welcome to witness and enjoy the celebrations, including the mystic mask dances and other festivities.

Q: What type of accommodations are provided during the tour?
A: Accommodations typically include guesthouses or hotels that offer comfort and essential amenities, allowing you to relax and recharge between your explorations.

Q: Is vegetarian food available during the tour?
A: Yes, vegetarian food options are usually available, reflecting the dietary preferences and cultural practices of the region.

Q: How do I return to Delhi at the end of the tour?
A: The tour concludes with a flight back to Delhi from Leh. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward journey, carrying with you the memories of Ladakh’s captivating beauty and cultural experiences.

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4N/5D Hola Mohalla Sikh Festival Tour

Hola Mohalla Sikh Festival

Discover the vibrant tapestry of India on this enriching journey.

Tour Overview

Begin your adventure in Delhi, immersing yourself in the capital’s cultural treasures. Next, experience the exhilarating Hola Mohalla festival in Anandpur Sahib, where you’ll witness awe-inspiring mock martial arts battles, archery displays, and captivating festivities. Retreat to the tranquil Kikar Lodge at Kangar Village, your base to unwind amidst nature’s beauty. Marvel at sculptures crafted from urban waste at Chandigarh’s Rock Garden and soak in the serenity of Sukhna Lake.

For those seeking an extended exploration, consider the Golden Triangle Tour, a captivating odyssey through Delhi’s historic marvels, the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra, and the regal elegance of Jaipur. Traverse through the storied Amber Fort and visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar observatory. Journey to the semi-desert Shekhawati region, where painted havelis chronicle the legacy of prosperous merchants. Whether you choose the extended Golden Triangle tour or the core itinerary, this expedition offers a kaleidoscope of experiences, from cultural festivals to historical marvels, leaving you with cherished memories of India’s diverse wonders.

Destinations Covered

Delhi: India’s vibrant capital, Delhi, welcomes you with a fusion of history and modernity. Explore its iconic landmarks, from the impressive Red Fort to the serene Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Wander through the bustling streets of Old Delhi, immerse yourself in the cultural diversity, and savor the flavors of classic Indian cuisine.

Anandpur Sahib: Experience the exhilarating Hola Mohalla festival in Anandpur Sahib, a holy city of great significance for the Sikh community. Witness the captivating Gatka mock martial arts battles, archery displays, and other colorful festivities that celebrate Sikh traditions and culture.

Kangar Village: Find tranquility at the Kikar Lodge in Kangar Village, your base to unwind amidst nature’s beauty. Immerse yourself in the surrounding natural trails, engage in sports like volleyball and badminton, and enjoy leisurely buffalo cart or tractor rides.

Chandigarh: Explore the unique Rock Garden, where industrial and urban waste is transformed into captivating sculptures. Discover the picturesque Sukhna Lake, a popular spot for water sports and relaxation, offering a serene escape in the midst of the city.

Agra: Be awestruck by the majestic Taj Mahal, a timeless testament to love and architectural brilliance. Explore the historic Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcasing Mughal grandeur and craftsmanship.

Jaipur: Experience the royal heritage of the Pink City, Jaipur, as you explore the 16th-century Amber Fort, perched atop a hill and accessible by an exotic elephant ride. Discover the regal City Palace and the ancient Jantar Mantar observatory, a testament to India’s rich astronomical history.

Shekhawati Region: Immerse yourself in the semi-desert Shekhawati region, where exquisite painted havelis bear witness to the opulent legacy of wealthy merchants. Embark on a village walk and soak in the rustic charm of rural India.

Each destination on this tour offers a unique perspective, from cultural celebrations and historical marvels to tranquil retreats and interactions with local communities. It’s a journey that spans the diverse tapestry of India, leaving you with a profound appreciation for its rich heritage and dynamic landscapes.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 1: Delhi

Welcome to India! Arrive into New Delhi and be transferred to our hotel. The remainder of the day can be spent at leisure exploring India’s capital. Overnight – Delhi

Days 2 – 3: Holla Mohalla at Anandpur Sahib

Delhi – Kangar Village. After breakfast on day 2 we climb aboard the Shatabdi Express train north to Chandigarh, passing through the picturesque state of Haryana which is blessed with lush green scenery and beautiful lakes and rivers. Upon arrival in Chandigarh we are driven to the tranquil Kikar Lodge in Kangar Village.

Kikar Lodge

This is our base for the next 3 nights, while we attend the prestigious Hola Mohalla festival in the nearby holy city of Anandpur Sahib. Hola Mohalla is an annual 3 day festival which occurs during the first lunar month of Chet.

Hola Mohalla Sikh Festival

We spend the remains of day 2 and day 3 at the Holla Mohalla Festival, where we’ll witness all the colorful festivities which include dramatic mock martial arts battles (known as Gatka), impressive displays of weaponry, archery and wrestling.

Hola Mohalla Sikh FestivalThere’s also music, poetry and prayers, singing and chanting, while food is served to pilgrims from all castes and creeds by women from the neighboring villages, who set up langars (community kitchens). This is impressive and humbling to watch as regardless of caste, all Sikh’s sit together.

Hola Mohalla Sikh Festival

There are also exciting horse riding displays from the Nahib Sikh Army where the riders gallop bareback, performing tricks like riding astride two horses. One of the main attractions at the festival are the Nehangs – a prestigious armed Sikh order who wear a striking blend of blue and orange, with twisted moustaches and staggeringly giant embellished turbans. Any keen photographers will have a whale of a time here with all the amazing sights and vibrant colors on show. Overnight – Kangar Village

Day 4: Kikar

Today is yours to spend at leisure. Anyone who wants to return to the Hola Mohalla Festival can do so, or there are plenty of other forms of entertainment. The lodge is surrounded by nature trails for any keen walkers and wildlife is here in abundance. Sporting activities include volleyball and badminton and there’s the opportunity to take a leisurely buffalo cart or tractor ride. Overnight – Kangar Village

Day 5: Delhi

Kangar – Chandigarh – Delhi. Today we travel back to Chandigarh and explore its wonderful Rock Garden. This unique attraction displays numerous sculptures made entirely from industrial and urban waste.

rock-garden-chandigarhLook out for sculptures made out of mudguards and marbles, broken bangles and brake pads or even handle bars and hubcaps! Next we head over to Sukhna Lake. This picturesque manmade lake is 3 km in length and is very popular with water sports fans and is a great place to relax and unwind. Early this evening we travel by train back down to Delhi.

Once back in Delhi we are transferred back to the airport for onward journeys. Tour end.

OPTION – Add on 6 days Golden Triangle tour of Delhi Agra Jaipur!

If you are coming to India for the first time, have a few more days available then you may consider adding a Golden Triangle Tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur to the above tour plan for a rich experience. This is the best option because the 3 cities have unique past, forts, palaces and museums which offer a unique insight into the past.

Day 6: Old Delhi

This morning We’ll enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi, taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid – India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat – the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more.

Red FortJama Masjid DelhiMahatma Gandhi's Memorial DelhiTonight, we enjoy Dinner at a restaurant specializing in classic Indian cuisine. Overnight – Delhi

Day 7: Taj Mahal

Delhi – Agra. Departing Delhi, we journey to Agra, once India’s Mughal capital. Here, we will visit the legendary Taj Mahal.


Built entirely of white marble, the Taj Mahal has no peers. Continuing, we visit Agra fort, which boasts some of India’s finest Mughal buildings behind it’s fortified walls. Overnight – Agra

Day 8: Agra

Agra – Jaipur. En route to Jaipur, we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned due to lack of water.

fatehpur sikri

We enjoy lunch at Udai Vilas Palace in Bharatpur, before taking a walk through the nearby rural village Peharsar. Overnight – Jaipur

Day 9: Jaipur

amber fort jaipurAfter breakfast we travel to the 16th century Amber Fort.

Elephant ride to the fort

An exotic elephant ride transports us to the lofty fort, where we’ll enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza.

City Palace jaipur Jantar Mantar jaipurLater in the afternoon we tour the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory. Overnight – Jaipur

Day 10: Village life, rural India

Jaipur – Surajgarh/ Shekhawati region. Today, we drive to the semi-desert Shekhawati region.


The small towns in this region became important trading posts, a lasting legacy of which are the beautiful painted havelis (mansions) constructed by wealthy merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries. Afternoon village walk and time to relax. Overnight – Surajgarh

Day 11: Surajgarh to Delhi

Shekhawati region – Delhi. Returning to Delhi, the latter part of the afternoon is free for you to relax or independently explore more of Delhi. Overnight – Delhi

Day 12: Delhi

Saturday. Hotel check out and included onward departure transfer to airport.

End of Tour

FAQs about the Tour

Q: How do I reach Delhi, the starting point of the tour?
A: You can reach Delhi by air, as it’s a major international and domestic gateway. The tour typically begins with your arrival at New Delhi airport, where you’ll be greeted and transferred to the hotel.

Q: What is the Hola Mohalla festival in Anandpur Sahib?
A: Hola Mohalla is an annual Sikh festival celebrated with vibrant mock martial arts battles, archery displays, music, prayers, and communal dining. It offers a unique insight into Sikh traditions and culture.

Q: Can I attend the Hola Mohalla festival if I join the extended Golden Triangle tour?
A: The Hola Mohalla festival is part of the core tour plan and is not included in the extended Golden Triangle tour. However, you can customize your itinerary to include the festival if desired.

Q: What activities are available at Kikar Lodge in Kangar Village?
A: Kikar Lodge offers a variety of activities, including nature trails, wildlife spotting, volleyball, badminton, and even leisurely buffalo cart or tractor rides for a touch of rural charm.

Q: What is the significance of the Rock Garden in Chandigarh?
A: The Rock Garden is a unique attraction where sculptures are created from industrial and urban waste. It showcases creativity, recycling, and artistic expression in an eco-friendly manner.

Q: What is the best time to witness the Taj Mahal in Agra?
A: The Taj Mahal is especially breathtaking during sunrise or sunset when the play of light accentuates its beauty. Early mornings are often less crowded and offer a serene ambiance.

Q: Can I extend the tour with the Golden Triangle option?
A: Yes, you can choose to extend the tour with the 6-day Golden Triangle option, which covers Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. It’s a great opportunity to explore additional historical and cultural gems.

Q: What is the Amber Fort in Jaipur?
A: The Amber Fort is a majestic hilltop fortress with a rich history. You can reach the fort through an exotic elephant ride and explore its intricate architecture, courtyards, and palaces.

Q: How do I experience village life in the Shekhawati region?
A: The tour provides an opportunity to walk through rural villages and engage with local communities. This gives you an authentic glimpse into village life and traditions.

Q: How do I return to Delhi at the end of the tour?
A: The tour concludes with your return to Delhi by train. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward journey, concluding your enriching exploration of India.

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7N/8D Jaipur Elephant Festival Tour from Delhi

Elephant Festival Tour

Embark on a vibrant and captivating journey through the heart of India on this 8-day tour.

Tour Overview

Begin your adventure in Delhi, where the dynamic energy of the city welcomes you. Explore the contrasting charms of Old and New Delhi, from historic monuments like the Red Fort and Jama Masjid to the modern marvels of the city’s bustling streets. In Jaipur, the Pink City, immerse yourself in the regal splendor of the City Palace and witness the ingenious astronomical instruments at Jantar Mantar.

As the festivities unfold, experience the Elephant Festival of Jaipur, a magnificent spectacle where adorned elephants, vibrant folk dancers, and spirited musicians come together in a captivating parade. Continue your journey to Bharatpur, where the vibrant celebration of Holi fills the air with colors and joy. Marvel at the Taj Mahal’s timeless beauty in Agra, a testament to eternal love, and explore the historic Agra Fort. Conclude your adventure in Delhi, with cherished memories and a deeper understanding of India’s rich cultural tapestry.

This tour promises a kaleidoscope of experiences, from historic landmarks to joyful festivals, offering an unforgettable glimpse into the heart of India.

Destinations Covered

Delhi: Begin your journey in the bustling capital city of India, where the past and present seamlessly coexist. Explore the impressive Red Fort and the iconic Jama Masjid, India’s oldest mosque. Immerse yourself in the solemnity of Raj Ghat, the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of New Delhi’s modern streets.

Jaipur: Known as the Pink City, Jaipur invites you to experience the grandeur of its historic architecture. Discover the opulent City Palace, a splendid blend of Rajasthani and Mughal styles, and marvel at the ingenuity of Jantar Mantar’s astronomical instruments. Embrace the magical Elephant Festival, where decorated elephants, traditional performances, and spirited games create an enchanting spectacle.

Bharatpur: Witness the exuberant celebration of Holi in Bharatpur, where colorful powders fill the air and joy abounds. Explore a meticulously restored haveli and observe the festivities from a serene vantage point. Later, venture into Keoladeo Ghana National Park for a bicycle rickshaw ride, immersing yourself in the beauty of its diverse birdlife.

Agra: Agra unveils the epitome of eternal love, the iconic Taj Mahal. Admire this architectural masterpiece’s exquisite beauty and hear the story behind its creation. Explore the majestic Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and delve into the history of the Mughal empire.

This carefully crafted tour offers a harmonious blend of historical wonders, cultural celebrations, and architectural marvels, providing you with an immersive and unforgettable exploration of India’s diverse landscapes and traditions.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 1: Delhi

Welcome to India and the start of your holiday! Arrive Delhi, included transfer to hotel. Free afternoon and evening. Overnight – Delhi

Day 2: Old & New Delhi

This morning, our welcome meeting takes place. We’ll then enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi.

Red FortJama Masjid DelhiMahatma Gandhi's Memorial Delhi

Tonight, we enjoy a Dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight – Delhi

Day 3: Jaipur

Delhi – Jaipur. Today, we drive to Jaipur. Affectionately known as the Pink City as Maharaja Ram Singh had all of the Old City painted a welcoming pink in 1876 to herald a visit by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), it is also the bustling capital of the state of Rajasthan.

City Palace jaipur Jantar Mantar jaipurWe enjoy a tour of the City Palace and Jantar Mantar – an old yet cleverly designed space observatory. Overnight – Jaipur

Day 4: The Elephant Festival of Jaipur

amber fort jaipurEarly today, we travel beyond Jaipur to the stunning 16th century Amber Fort – a sprawling Rajput concoction which hugs the hill on which it was built and overlooks the hot plains below.

Elephant ride to the fortWe enjoy a stately elephant ride (Subject to Government regulations & availability) to the fort proper and tour the fort’s well-preserved interior and grounds.

Elephant Festival Tour

This afternoon its festival time for the elephants of Jaipur and we will not be missing the parade! As we arrive to the showground at approx 4pm we’ll see camels and horses and lively folk dancers and musicians lead the carnival into Jaipur’s open air Rambagh Polo Ground. Groomed to perfection, glittering in gold, laden with silk tassels and intricately decorated with brightly coloured motifs, row upon row of elephants parade past the crowds.

Elephant Festival Tour

Hoping to be ringside, we’ll witness the colorful celebrations which include the crowning of the Best Decorated Elephant, a regal match of polo played from elephant back and the comical bout of man verses elephant in a game of tug of war.  The days activities come to a close at approx 7pm. Overnight – Jaipur (B)

Day 5: India celebrates Holi

Jaipur – Bharatpur via Peharsar. It’s an early start today as the Holi festivities bring thousands of devotees out onto the streets in dazzling colour and good cheer.

Holi Jaipur

Celebrated all over India since ancient times, Holi is an annual festival which takes place on the day after the full moon in the Hindu month of Phalguna. Originally Holi was an agricultural festival celebrating the arrival of spring. In keeping with this tradition people now choose to celebrate the occasion by throwing brightly coloured spices or herbal powders into the air, symbolically they are ridding the gloom of winter and rejoicing in the colors and liveliness of spring.

Holi Jaipur

Today the central ritual of Holi incorporates the applying and throwing of coloured water and powders on friends and family which gives the holiday its modern name ‘the Festival of Colour’.

Arriving at the small rural village of Perharsar, we tour a charming, rustic haveli (mansion house) with small courtyard and lawned gardens which has been carefully restored to its former glory. From here its a short drive to our hotel in Bharatpur.


After hotel check and time for lunch, you can pull up a chair and watch the Holi celebrations taking place out on the lawn. Later we will go to Keoladeo Ghana National Park for a late afternoon bicycle rickshaw ride and birdwatching. Overnight – Bharatpur

Day 6: The Taj Mahal – built for love

Bharatpur – Agra. En route to Agra, we visit Fatehpur Sikri, former imperial capital of the great Mughal emperor Akbar. Built between 1569 and 1585, it has been deserted for more than four centuries, by all accounts abandoned in 1600 due to a meagre supply of water.

fatehpur sikri

In Agra, we visit the impressive Agra Fort before touring the legendary Taj Mahal and witnessing a glorious golden sunset. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, who tragically died in childbirth in 1631, the Taj Mahal in Agra is described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love and remains one of India’s most enduring symbols.

Taj-MahalOvernight – Agra

Day 7: Onward to Delhi

Agra – Delhi. After breakfast we return to Delhi, the latter part of the afternoon is free for you to relax or independently explore more of Delhi. Overnight – Delhi

Day 8: Delhi

Our tour concludes after breakfast. Goodbye India! We transfer you to the airport for your onward international flight.

End of Tour

FAQs about the Tour

Q: How long is the tour and which destinations does it cover?
A: The tour spans 8 days and covers Delhi, Jaipur, Bharatpur, and Agra.

Q: What is the significance of the Elephant Festival in Jaipur?
A: The Elephant Festival is a vibrant cultural event in Jaipur where beautifully adorned elephants participate in a parade, games, and performances, showcasing Rajasthan’s rich traditions.

Q: What is the highlight of Holi celebrations in Bharatpur?
A: Bharatpur offers a unique experience of the Holi festival, where you can witness colorful celebrations and participate in the throwing of colored powders and water.

Q: How does the tour explore Agra’s historical sites?
A: The tour includes visits to Agra Fort, a UNESCO site, and the world-renowned Taj Mahal, offering insights into the grandeur of the Mughal era.

Q: Can you provide more details about the guided sightseeing in Delhi?
A: In Delhi, you’ll explore historic landmarks like the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, and modern sites in New Delhi, offering a comprehensive overview of the city’s rich heritage.

Q: What is the significance of Fatehpur Sikri in the itinerary?
A: Fatehpur Sikri is a historical site near Agra, once an imperial capital and now a deserted city showcasing Mughal architecture and history.

Q: What unique experiences does Bharatpur offer during the Holi festival?
A: In Bharatpur, you’ll witness the joyous and colorful Holi celebrations from a restored haveli, providing an authentic and memorable cultural experience.

Q: How is transportation handled during the tour?
A: The tour includes comfortable transportation between cities, allowing you to relax and enjoy the journey without worries.

Q: Are accommodations included, and what type of hotels can I expect?
A: Accommodations are provided throughout the tour in well-appointed hotels, offering comfort and a chance to unwind after exploring each destination.

Q: How does the tour conclude in Delhi?
A: The tour concludes in Delhi after breakfast, with a transfer to the airport for your onward international flight, marking the end of your enriching Indian journey.

14N/15D Jaisalmer Desert Festival Tour from Delhi

Jaisalmer Desert Festival

Embark on a captivating journey through the enchanting landscapes and cultural gems of Rajasthan with our 15-day tour.

Tour Overview

Your adventure begins in the vibrant city of Delhi, where you’ll explore historical sites such as the impressive Red Fort and Jama Masjid. In Agra, marvel at the exquisite Taj Mahal, a symphony in white marble, and visit the grand Agra Fort.

Immerse yourself in the regal allure of Jaipur as you traverse the Amber Fort on an exotic elephant ride and discover the City Palace and Jantar Mantar observatory. Traverse the desert landscape to reach Bikaner, where the 14th-century Junagarh Fort and the old town’s charm await. Step into the medieval caravan outpost of Jaisalmer, a city adorned with yellow sandstone buildings hidden within its majestic fort.

Experience the vibrant Jaisalmer Desert Festival, capturing the essence of Rajasthan’s cultural tapestry. Continue your odyssey to Jodhpur, the Blue City, with its magnificent Meherangarh Fort and bustling bazaars. Explore the remote valley of Ranakpur, home to stunning 14th-century Jain temples, before reaching the romantic oasis of Udaipur. Cruise on the picturesque Lake Pichola and visit the elegant City Palace.

Conclude your voyage in Delhi, bidding farewell to newfound friends and the cherished memories of Rajasthan’s rich heritage and picturesque beauty.

Destinations Covered

Delhi: India’s capital, Delhi, offers a vibrant blend of historical grandeur and modern vibrancy. Explore the majestic Red Fort, witness the awe-inspiring Jama Masjid, and pay homage at Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.

Agra: Agra is synonymous with the iconic Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a testament to eternal love. Discover the intricacies of Agra Fort, an architectural marvel that stands as a symbol of Mughal power.

Jaipur: Known as the Pink City, Jaipur captivates with its majestic forts, including the towering Amber Fort reached by a charming elephant ride. Experience regal opulence at the City Palace and the scientific marvel of Jantar Mantar.

Shekhawati Region: Immerse yourself in rural India as you explore the semi-desert Shekhawati region, adorned with beautifully painted havelis (mansions) showcasing the artistic legacy of wealthy merchants.

Bikaner: Step back in time in the medieval desert town of Bikaner, where the formidable Junagarh Fort and the old town’s vibrant bazaars offer a glimpse into Rajasthan’s storied past.

Jaisalmer: Known as the Golden City, Jaisalmer enchants with its exquisite sandstone buildings within the ancient Jaisalmer Fort. Experience the lively Jaisalmer Desert Festival, a celebration of Rajasthani culture.

Jodhpur: Explore the captivating Blue City, Jodhpur, dominated by the magnificent Meherangarh Fort. Wander through bustling bazaars and embrace the city’s unique indigo-hued architecture.

Ranakpur: Nestled in a remote valley, Ranakpur boasts exquisite 14th-century Jain temples, a true masterpiece of intricate marble carvings and spiritual tranquility.

Udaipur: Bask in the romantic allure of Udaipur, the Venice of the East, where the serene Lake Pichola sets the stage for the majestic City Palace and charming boat cruises.

Each destination on this tour offers a unique blend of history, architecture, culture, and local experiences, creating an unforgettable tapestry of your journey through Rajasthan.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 1: Delhi

Welcome to India and the start of your holiday! Arrive Delhi, included transfer to hotel. Overnight – Delhi

Day 2: Sightseeing in Old & New Delhi

This morning, our Welcome Meeting takes place. We’ll then enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi, taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid – India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat – the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more.

Red FortJama Masjid DelhiMahatma Gandhi's Memorial Delhi

Tonight, we enjoy Dinner at a restaurant specializing in classic Indian cuisine. Overnight – Delhi

Day 3: The Taj Mahal

Departing Delhi, we journey to Agra, once India’s Mughal capital.

Taj-MahalHere we explore the legendary Taj Mahal. Built entirely of white marble, the Taj Mahal has no peers.

Red Fort AgraContinuing, we visit Agra fort, which boasts some of India’s finest Mughal buildings behind it’s fortified walls. We also visit a marble craftshop. Overnight – Agra

Day 4: Jaipur

Agra – Jaipur. En route to Jaipur we visit the stunning former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri – Emperor Akbar’s vision in red sandstone.

fatehpur sikriWe enjoy lunch at Udai Vilas Palace in Bharatpur, before continuing our journey to Jaipur. Overnight – Jaipur

Day 5: Jaipur

This morning, we travel beyond Jaipur to the 16th century Amber Fort.

amber fort jaipur

An exotic elephant ride transports us to the lofty fort, where we’ll enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza.

Elephant ride to the fort

Later in the afternoon we tour the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory.

City Palace jaipur Jantar Mantar jaipur

Overnight – Jaipur

Day 6: Surajgarh – rural India

Jaipur – Surajgarh/ Shekhawati region. Today, we drive to the semi-desert Shekhawati region.

beautiful-Havelis-of-the-Shekhawati-regionThe small towns in this region became important trading posts, a lasting legacy of which are the beautiful painted havelis (mansions) constructed by wealthy merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries. Enjoy an afternoon village walk. Overnight – Surajgarh

Day 7: Bikaner

Surajgarh – Bikaner. Travelling west, our next stop is the 14th century desert town of Bikaner.


Once an important staging post on the great caravan routes, much of the atmospheric old town which we will explore is still encircled by massive fortified walls. Within these walls are havelis, artisan shops and people going about their daily lives.


We also visit the spectacular Junagarh Fort & museum, built between 1587 and 1593 during the rule of Rai Singh. Overnight – Bikaner (B)

Day 8: Jaisalmer

Bikaner – Jaisalmer. Driving through the Rajasthani Thar desert we arrive at the medieval caravan outpost of Jaisalmer, one of the jewels in India’s crown. Exquisite wood and yellow sandstone buildings dot the town and within Jaisalmer Fort are homes, hotels and shops hidden in ancient lane ways.

Jaisalmer FortLate afternoon and evening at lesiure. Overnight – Jaisalmer

Day 9: Jaisalmer Desert Festival

Jaisalmer Desert Festival

Bright and early this morning we take a guided tour of the Jaisalmer Fort. Today we have a wonderful opportunity to experience the exciting spectacle of the golden city’s grand parade. As the drums of Rajasthan beat out aloud brightly adorned elephants with their mahouts and tassel laden camels and riders, colourful floats, singers, dancers and marching bands will waltz on by in the city’s annual street parade.

Jaisalmer Desert Festival

Afterward we’ll wait in readiness at the First Gate of mammoth stone fort. Here, with the honey colored fortress as a backdrop there will be plenty of photo opportunities as the procession marches by. Then, together we can walk alongside the festival and street parade as it weaves its way through the city streets of the Rajputs to gates of the town stadium.

Jaisalmer Desert Festival

We too will enter the stadium (scheduled to arrive at 12 noon) and watch the festival events for an hour or so before continue with our city sightseeing tour (time permitting).


Later in the afternoon after time to freshen up and have some lunch we enjoy a camel ride across the vast, rolling sand dunes of the desert. Overnight – Jaisalmer

Day 10: Jodhpur & the Mighty Thar Desert

Jaisalmer – Jodhpur. An interesting drive through increasingly varied scenery takes us to Jodhpur, a town at the edge of the mighty Thar Desert.

mehrangarh-fort-jodhpurDominated by Meherangarh Fort which sits majestically atop a hill, Jodhpur is known as the Blue City.

Blue City Jodhpur

This is because of the coloured houses in the old town, painted indigo. We’ll enjoy some touring in this colourful Rajasthani city, taking in the mighty fort and bazaars of the old city which are gathered around the city’s tall clock tower. Overnight – Jodhpur

Day 11: Ranakpur

Jodhpur – Ranakpur. Leaving Jodhpur, we drive to Ranakpur, a small town tucked away in a remote valley and famed for its beautiful 14th century Jain temples.

Ranakpur Jain TempleWe’ll enjoy some exploration here and time to relax at our hotel. Overnight – Ranakpur (B)

Days 12 – 13: Ranakpur – Udaipur – picturesque Lake Pichola

Continuing south, we arrive at Udaipur. An oasis of cool, with its massive lake and Venetian-like appearance, Udaipur is one of the most romantic towns in Rajasthan.

pichola lake udaipur

A favorite amongst travelers, Udaipur is crammed full of palaces and temples. During our stay we’ll enjoy a cruise on Lake Pichola, plus touring of the imposing City Palace, not to mention free time to explore and perhaps shop for colorful Rajasthani souvenirs and Indian spices.

jagdish temple udaipur Taj-Palace-Hotel-Udaipur

Overnight – Udaipur

Day 14: Fly back to Delhi

Udaipur – Delhi. Departure transfer to the airport to board a morning flight to Delhi / Mumbai, see note below. The afternoon is free for you to relax at the hotel or to head out and further explore Delhi. Overnight – Delhi

Day 15: Delhi

Saying goodbye to our new found friends, our tour ends, hotel check-out and included onward transfer to airport.

End of Tour

FAQs about the Tour

Q: What is the duration of this tour?
A: The tour spans 15 days, offering an immersive exploration of Rajasthan’s cultural and historical treasures.

Q: What are the main highlights of the tour?
A: The tour highlights include visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra, exploring Jaipur’s forts and palaces, experiencing the vibrant Jaisalmer Desert Festival, and cruising on Lake Pichola in Udaipur.

Q: Are accommodations included in the tour?
A: Yes, accommodations are included in the tour. You will stay in well-selected hotels throughout the journey.

Q: Are meals provided during the tour?
A: Most meals are included in the tour, as specified in the itinerary. You’ll have the opportunity to savor a variety of Indian cuisines and regional specialties.

Q: How will I travel between destinations?
A: The tour utilizes a combination of train and road travel to connect the different destinations, providing a chance to witness diverse landscapes.

Q: Can I participate in local cultural experiences?
A: Absolutely! The tour offers village walks, camel rides, and opportunities to witness cultural festivals like the Jaisalmer Desert Festival.

Q: Are entrance fees to monuments included?
A: Yes, entrance fees to major monuments and attractions mentioned in the itinerary are included in the tour package.

Q: What is the climate like in Rajasthan during the tour dates?
A: Rajasthan typically experiences a warm and dry climate during the tour dates. It’s advisable to carry light clothing, sun protection, and stay hydrated.

Q: Can I extend my stay in Delhi after the tour?
A: Yes, you can extend your stay in Delhi if you wish to explore more of the city’s attractions. Our team can assist with arrangements.

Q: Is the tour suitable for solo travelers?
A: Absolutely! The tour welcomes solo travelers, couples, families, and friends alike, providing a safe and enriching experience for all.

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4N/5D Pushkar Camel Fair Tour from Delhi

Pushkar Camel Fair

Embark on a mesmerizing journey through India’s vibrant cultural tapestry with our Camel Fair and Sacred Sites Tour.

Tour Overview

Begin your adventure with a warm welcome to Delhi, where you’ll settle into your hotel and enjoy leisure time. The following day, immerse yourself in the captivating history of Old and New Delhi, visiting iconic landmarks such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and Raj Ghat. The tour then takes an exhilarating turn as you board the Ajmer Shatabadi Express to Ajmer, a journey that offers glimpses of India’s diverse landscapes.

Arriving at Ajmer, you’ll find yourself amidst the bustling spectacle of the Pushkar Camel Fair. Witness the spectacle of camel trading, traditional competitions, and immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and festivities. Your experience continues as you observe the Kartik Poornima celebration, a sacred bathing ritual at Pushkar Lake, a truly mesmerizing and spiritual experience. Your journey also includes a visit to Ajmer Sharif, a significant Sufi shrine, and an exploration of its intricately designed interiors.

Concluding your adventure, you’ll return to Delhi, where you’ll depart with cherished memories and a deeper understanding of India’s rich heritage.

Destinations Covered

Delhi: India’s capital welcomes you with its rich history and bustling energy. Explore the contrasting facets of Old and New Delhi, from the majestic Red Fort to the serene Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Engage in the vibrant markets and immerse yourself in the city’s diverse culture.

Ajmer: A historic city renowned for the revered Ajmer Sharif Dargah, a Sufi shrine that draws devotees from across the world. The intricate silver doors and spiritual aura make this an enlightening experience.

Pushkar Camel Fair: Step into a whirlwind of colors, cultures, and traditions at the Pushkar Camel Fair. Witness the spectacle of livestock trading, camel races, and cultural performances against the backdrop of the golden desert landscape.

Pushkar Lake: Experience the spiritual fervor of Kartik Poornima, a holy day marked by pilgrims taking a cleansing dip in Pushkar Lake’s sacred waters. Explore the numerous ghats and ornate temples surrounding the lake, witnessing a vibrant tapestry of rituals.

Your tour weaves together the fabric of India’s cultural diversity, from spiritual rituals to lively fairs, leaving you with lasting memories of this enchanting land.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 1: Welcome to Delhi

Welcome to India and the start of your holiday!We will pick you from the Airport and take you to a pre booked hotel. After checkin, relax for a few hours.

Jama Masjid Delhi

In the afternoon we will take you on sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Explore the colourful sights of Delhi. Opt to visit the imposing Red Fort, Jama Masjid – India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat – the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation. Overnight – Delhi

Day 2: Delhi – Ajmer – Pushkar Camel Fair

This morning is an early start as we board the Ajmer Shatabadi express bound for Ajmer. Seated in the air conditioned chair class carriage and leaving the city behind we look out upon a landscape of golden desert studded with green fields of agriculture and peaceful villages. Upon arrival to Ajmer a short drive leads us to our accommodation, a kilometer from the uproarious gathering of the Pushkar Camel Fair.

pushkar fair

For the next few nights we bed down in our comfortable Swiss style permanent tented camp. Each high roofed tent with solid flooring, proper beds and linen offers the facilities of air conditioning, en suite with a bath and hot and cold running water.


After lunch and time to freshen up we head over to the frenzy of activity and riot of colour that is associated Pushkar – possibly the world’s largest camel fair. Attracting some 300 000 visitors, 40 000 camel, cattle and horses the fair draws sightseers, pilgrims, nomads, breeders, herdsmen, farmers and traders with their accompanying family, livestock and wares from all over the state of Rajasthan. Pushkar is an authentic cultural spectacle that’s totally unique and promises to be good fun. Overnight – Pushkar

Day 3: Camel judging, cricket, music & magicians

pushkar fairToday offers a glimpse at the serious business of livestock trading and the judging of the best bovine and came lids in each category. There are also more light hearted activities on offer such as the camel running races, tug of war, awards for the best dressed camel and a beauty pageant. Take a look in at the longest moustache competition or keep score at the cricket match between the local Pushkar club and a random assortment of tourists.

There are also vibrant folk music and dances, magic shows and various other traditional entertainment and competitions as well as hundreds of authentic stalls to explore, packed with jewelry and textiles from the surrounding areas.

pushkar fair

This evening can be spent watching the various entertainments offered at our camp, outdoors and under a blanket of stars. Overnight – Pushkar

Day 4: Pushkar – bathing at the ghats

Pushkar LakeToday marks the start of the Kartik Poornima, a Hindu holy day celebrated on the full moon or the fifteenth lunar day in the month of Kartik. According to the Hindu scriptures the lake relates to Brahma, the god of all creation and is one of the five most holy Hindu pilgrimage sites in India.

Pushkar Lake Video

Pushkar Market Video

Savitri Mata Temple Pushkar

The Brahma temple here is the most important temple in Pushkar, and is in fact the only Brahma temple in the whole of the country.

brahma temple pushkar

On this day of celebration countless pilgrims swathed in colourful fabric converge for a holy dip in the sacred lake before the morning sun has cast its first rays on the earth. Surrounded by 52 bathing ghats (a series of steps leading to the lake), throngs of devotees line the water’s edge praying to the deities before washing away the sins of a lifetime.

pushkar fair

After all sin has been absolved, the atmosphere is electric and the carnival, music, dancers, magicians, acrobats, snake charming, horse and camel racing continues. If all the excitement becomes to much and you’re in need a breath of fresh air remember you can always take stroll and explore any one of the 500 Hindu temples surrounding the lake and the local area.

pushkar fair

This fascinating spectacle of cattle trading, religious worship, celebration and festivity at Pushkar during this time of year is globally famous. Your baggage allowance may not allow you to take home a camel, but you’re sure to find something truly unique and authentic here at the annual fair. Overnight – Pushkar

Day 5: Ajmer Sherif and onward to Delhi

Pushkar – Delhi. This morning offers free time before visiting the town of Ajmer Sherif. The most notable site is the resting place of the Sufi seer, Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chisti who died here in 1236 after six days of fasting and praying. Possibly the most important Muslim shrine in India fervent pilgrims patronize the shrine as did many of the Mughal rulers including that of Emperor Akbar.

Ajmer Sharif

Leading off the Dargah Bazaar we enter the shrine via a gateway of immensely beautifully intricately carved silver doors. In the courtyard stands two huge cauldrons with capacity of 2240 kg and 4480 litres! That’s a lot of chicken soup!

Onward to the station we board our train to Delhi arriving at 22:45 in the evening and transfer to the airport for your onward international flight.

End of Tour

FAQs about the Tour

Q: What is the main highlight of the Pushkar Camel Fair?
A: The Pushkar Camel Fair is a vibrant and colorful event that showcases camel trading, cultural performances, competitions, and festivities against the backdrop of the golden desert landscape.

Q: What is Kartik Poornima, and why is it significant in Pushkar?
A: Kartik Poornima is a Hindu holy day celebrated on the full moon in the month of Kartik. In Pushkar, it marks a day of spiritual significance, with countless pilgrims taking a holy dip in Pushkar Lake to cleanse themselves of sins and participate in celebratory activities.

Q: What can I expect to see at Ajmer Sharif Dargah?
A: Ajmer Sharif Dargah is a Sufi shrine and the resting place of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chisti. The shrine’s intricate silver doors and the spiritual ambiance make it a significant site for Muslim devotees and a place of reverence.

Q: How does the tour involve both spiritual and cultural experiences?
A: The tour combines visits to revered spiritual sites like Ajmer Sharif Dargah and Pushkar Lake with cultural immersion at the Pushkar Camel Fair, where you’ll witness camel races, folk music, dances, and other traditional activities.

Q: What is the significance of the Ajmer to Delhi train journey?
A: The train journey from Ajmer to Delhi offers a scenic and comfortable way to travel between destinations, allowing you to relax and enjoy the changing landscapes of India.

Q: Can you describe the activities at the Pushkar Camel Fair?
A: The Pushkar Camel Fair features camel and livestock trading, camel races, cricket matches, beauty pageants for camels, traditional folk music and dances, magic shows, and vibrant stalls selling jewelry and textiles.

Q: What is the importance of Pushkar Lake during Kartik Poornima?
A: Pushkar Lake holds immense spiritual significance during Kartik Poornima. Devotees gather to take a holy dip in the lake’s waters, believing it will cleanse them of their sins. The atmosphere is festive, with celebrations, rituals, and cultural performances.

Q: How does the tour provide insight into local traditions?
A: The tour allows you to observe local customs, rituals, and festivities at the Pushkar Camel Fair and Ajmer Sharif Dargah, providing a deeper understanding of Indian culture and spirituality.

Q: What is the historical importance of Ajmer?
A: Ajmer is historically significant for its Ajmer Sharif Dargah, a Sufi shrine, and its association with Mughal rulers. It’s a place of pilgrimage and reflects the rich religious diversity of India.

Q: How does the tour end, and what are the departure logistics?
A: The tour concludes with a transfer to Delhi, where you can further explore the city or proceed to the airport for your onward international flight. The journey leaves you with a blend of spiritual experiences and cultural insights from this enchanting part of India.

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