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Heritage India Tour with Ayurveda - SP-IMP-03
Duration: 20 Nights / 21 Days
Places to visit: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Gwalior - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Kathmandu - Delhi - Trivandrum - Periyar - Cochin -Delhi
Day 1: Delhi
Arrive Delhi and meet our representative at Airport. Transfer to Hotel and overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
After breakfast Proceed for full day tour of Delhi, the capital of India. Visit bustling Chandni Chowk - the royal shopping mall created by great Mughals. Nearby Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India. Red Fort has remained in the center of many great events that took place in India down the centuries. Rajghat is the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. In the new city, visit Qutub Minar - the tallest stone tower in India, Humayun's Tomb - the predecessor to Taj Mahal, India Gate - the war memorial built by British, Rashtrapati Bhawan - one of the grandest presidential palaces in the world, parliament house, and Laxmi Narain Temple. You can also enjoy sound and light show held at Red Fort every evening. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur After breakfast Proceed to Jaipur in the morning by drive. Check into hotel on arrival. Afternoon, proceed for the city tour including City Palace and museum; Jantar Mantar - an observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur; and Jaipur Bazaar - a bustling shopping mart with exotic handicraft items on sale. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Jaipur
After breakfast proceed to Amber Fort - the magnificent Rajput fort and former capital of Kachchwaha Dynasty situated atop a hill 11 km away on the outskirts of Jaipur. Enjoy the Elephant ride at Amber Fort. Afternoon on self. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur - Agra
Morning proceed to Agra - The City of Taj. Enroute visit Bharatpur - one of the best bird sanctuaries in India. Nearby is Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted capital of Mughals. Appreciate the beauty of magnificent Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Birbal Mahal, Panch Mahal, and Jodha Bai Palace. On arrival check into hotel. Overnight at Agra.
Day 6: Agra
After breakfast Visit Taj Mahal - The Symbol of Love Engraved in Stone. Also visit Agra Fort - the center of power for Mughals for a long time. Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah is one of the best-ornamented structures in India and many of the features in Taj Mahal were replicated and refined from here. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7: Agra - Gwalior
After breakfast drive to Gwalior - a former royal city and capital of Scindia Dynasty. Visit Gwalior Fort considered as one of the mightiest in Indian history. There are marvelous palaces and temples inside the fort like Manmandir Palace, Sas Bahu Temple, Teli ka Mandir, and Suraj Kund. Also visit Jaivilas Palace and museum plus newly built Sun Temple. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8: Gwalior - Khajuraho
After breakfast proceed to Khajuraho. Enroute visit Orchha, now a small hamlet in the state of Madhya Pradesh but once the capital of the formidable Bundela kings in medieval times. Attractions include Raj Mahal, Jahangir Mahal, Rai Parveen Mahal, Ram Raja Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, and Laxmi Narayan Temple. On arrival at Khajuraho check into hotel. Spend rest of the day on leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 9: Khajuraho
After breakfast Proceed for the city tour in the morning. Khajuraho is famous world over for the erotic temples built in the medieval times by the mighty kingdom of Chandelas with inspiration taken from Kamsutra - the celebrated Indian treatise on sex. The temples are divided into three groups Eastern, Western, and Southern. Kandariya Mahadeo is the most celebrated of all temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and famous for erotic sculpture on its walls. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Khajuraho - Varanasi
After breakfast transfer to airport for the flight to Varanasi. On arrival check in the hotel. Afternoon on leisure. Excursion of Sarnath, the place where first prayer of Lord Buddha took place, in the evening. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Varanasi
Morning enjoy boating on the river Ganges in the dawn. After breakfast Explore the city of Varanasi - the Spiritual capital of India after breakfast. Visit Ghats, Kashi Vishwanath Temple and other places. Afternoon on leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Varanasi - Kathmandu
After breakfast fly to Katmandu - the Capital City of Nepal. Check into hotel after arrival. Half-day sightseeing tour of Katmandu city and Patan. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Kathmandu
After breakfast enjoy full day tour Pashupatinath, Boudnath, and Bhaktpur. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14: Kathmandu - Delhi
After breakfast transfer to airport for return flight to Delhi for onward journey. On arrival check into hotel. Lunch and dinner at hotel.
Day 15: Delhi - Trivandrum Take a flight from Delhi to Trivandrum. Meeting on assistance and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon visit the Padmanabhaswamy temple and Napier Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 16: Trivandrum - Periyar
Leave for Periyar by road. On arrival check-in at the hotel. In the afternoon boat tour of the sanctuary. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 17: Periyar - Cochin
Morning leave for Cochin by road. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Cochin by boat. In the evening watch Kathakali dance performance. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 18: Cochin - Ayurveda Centre
Morning leave for Ayurveda centre of your choice. Consultation with the inhouse physician and drawing up of your Ayurveda programme followed by commencement of your programme.
Day 19: Ayurveda Centre Full day at the centre.
Day 20: Ayurveda Centre
Full day at the centre.
Day 21: Ayurveda Centre - Trivandrum
Leave for Trivandrum by road. Transfer to the international airport on arrival to connect flight for onward journey.