Day 01: Arrive Delhi: Upon arrival at New Delhi International Airport, you will be met and greeted byAround in India Tours representative and finally transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and relax at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi – Mandawa (260km): After breakfast in the morning, proceed for city tours of Delhi covering prime attractions of Old Delhi and New Delhi by chauffer driven car. Major attractions you will cover are Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House, India Gate, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandani Chowk, Raj Ghat and Birla Temple. After lunch, drive to Mandawa, Rajasthan.
On arrival in Mandawa, Around in India Tours representative greets and transfers you to your pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and relax at the hotel. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 03: Mandawa – Bikaner (180km): Mandawa is a small town in Shekhawati Region of Rajasthan. Not only Mandawa entire Shekhawati Region is widely famous for beautifully painted havelis, forts and palaces with murals, miniature paintings, frescoes, etc. That’s, Shekhawati is described as the “Open Air Art Gallery”.
After breakfast in the morning, proceed to explore the attractions of Mandawa. Explore splendid havelis. You will have brilliant opportunity to see beautiful paintings, murals and frescoes while exploring havelis, forts and palaces. Also visit the Fort Castle Mandawa.
Later proceed to Bikaner (Rajasthan) by lunch time. On arrival in Bikaner, Around in India Toursrepresentative transfers you to your pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and relax at the hotel. See the magnificent Junagarh Fort & Museum inside the fort complex. The museum encompasses history of Bikaner from its days of construction that dates back to the 16 the century. Visit the elegant Lalgarh Palace. Later visit the Camel Breeding Farm & Research Centre. IN the evening stroll in the bustling local bazaars of the city. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 04: Bikaner – Pokhran – Jaisalmer (330km): Have a very hearty breakfast at the hotel and then proceed towards journey across the vast Thar Desert to arrive Pokhran for lunch. Visit the 15th century fortress of Pokhran where the great mughal emperor Akbar was born in 1543.Explore the bazaars of this village and experience local flavors.
After lunch proceed to Jaisalmer and arrive by evening to witness the romantic sunset views over the golden desert with the imposing Golden Fort – the most imposing edifice of the city. Around in India Tours representative assists to transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 05: Jaisalmer: In the morning visit the Jain Temples inside the Sonar Kila (Golden Fort). After breakfast at the hotel, explore other attractions of Golden Fort like palaces and museum. The museum has huge collection of robes and artifacts from the royal family of Jaisalmer, the Golden City of India. Later visit the Patwon-Ki-Haveli. You will surly marvel at intricately designed latticed windows. These windows were used by royal ladies to view the external world. Also see the Gadissar Lake.
Afternoon proceed to Sam village by exciting camel safari to see sand dunes. See the sunset views on sand dunes. After viewing the sunset, return back to the village to enjoy dinner organized at beautiful mud huts by Around in India Tours. In time return back to the hotel at Jaisalmer for overnight stay.
Day 06: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Luni (280km): After hearty breakfast at the hotel proceed to Jodhpur, the blue city of India. Upon arrival in Jodhpur by early afternoon, Around in India Tours representative arranges sightseeing tours in Jodhpur. Visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort and the elegant Umaid Bhawan Palace. Also visit the royal cenotaph of Jaswant Thada. Go to Mandore Garden to view some of the magnificent cenotaphs and the hall of local heroes of the wars.
Continue your drive to Luni. Explore rustic lifestyle of Rajasthan in and around Luni. Visit the Luni Fort. Enjoy safari to discover hidden beauty of jungle life. Explore Bishnoi villages. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Luni.
Day 07: Luni – Mount Abu (250km): After hearty breakfast at the hotel drive through the arid Rajasthan to reach the Mount Abu – the Lone Hill Station in Rajasthan. On arrival in Mount Abu, Around in India Tours representative transfers you to the hotel. Freshen up and relax at the hotel. Later proceed for a tour of Dilwara Jain Temples for a few hours. Later see the picturesque Nakki Lake and then see the romantic sunset view from the Sunset Point. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 08: Mount Abu – Ranakpur – Udaipur (260km): After hearty breakfast at the hotel proceed toUdaipur (the city of lakes) visiting en route Ranakpur. Ranakpur is widely famous for its ancient temples dedicated to Jain Tirthankars. Ranakpur is a famous Jain pilgrimage centre and a major attraction of tourists from all over the world.
Continue your drive to arrive in Udaipur (the City of Sunrise). On arrival in Udaipur, Around in India Tours representative transfers you to your pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and relax at the hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 09: Udaipur: Take your breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to sightseeing tour of Udaipur, one of the most romantic cities in India. Visit the elegant City Palace, the riches palace museum in the entire Rajasthan. Explore the City Palace Complex. See the Peacock Square and the miniature painting school inside the City Palace Complex. This elegant palace is situated on the eastern banks of the picturesque Pichola Lake. The Balconies of the Palace overlooks wonderful views of elegant Lake Palace situated in middle of Pichola Lake. It seems the Lake Palace is emerging from the lake, truly a cheerful experience. Later visit the terrific Jagdish Temple. Also visit the Fateh Sagar Lake and the Fateh Prakash Palace. In the evening enjoy sunset boat cruise over romantic water of picturesque Pichola Lake. See the Lake Palace and the Jag Mandir Palace. In time return back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 10: Udaipur – Ajmer – Pushkar (360km): After very hearty breakfast at the hotel, proceed to holy cities of Pushkar and Ajmer crossing the entire stretch of Mewar. Both cities are widely famous for their religious significance. Visit Dargah at Ajmer. Visit the temple of Lord Brahma at Pushkar. Also visit Rose Gardens at Pushkar. Pushkar is also famous worldwide for annual Cattle Fair & Festival.
Day 11: Jaipur: After breakfast drive to Jaipur (City of Victory). Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan. It is fondly described as the Pink City of India. Upon arrival in charming Pink City Jaipur, Around in India Tours representative transfers you to your pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and relax at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 12: Jaipur: After an early morning breakfast, visit the Amber Fort. The Fort complex is situated atop a hill on the outskirts of Jaipur city. Enjoy elephant ride to ascend the fort complex. See the marvelous Shish Mahal (Mirror Palace) built in the 17 century in a fusion style of Islamic and Hindu Art. See the Hall of Public Audiences. Also see the Maharaja Man Singh’s Palace who had twelve queens.
Later explore the prime attractions of Jaipur City. Visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory built in 1727 by Sawai Maharaja Jai Singh II, the founder of the Jaipur City. Jai Singh was a great mathematician, astronomer, astrologer and musician of his era. He built five observatories in India – Jaipur, Varanasi, Delhi, Mathura and Ujjain. Only Jaipur Observatory is functional. Then visit the elegant City Palace and explore its attractions like palaces, gardens, temples, fountains and museums. Visit the Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds). Visit the terrific Govind Dev Ji Temple and the Laxmi Narayan Temple. Visit the Government Central Museum (Albert Hall Museum). Make your evening cheerful enjoying shopping activities in colorful and bustling local bazaars. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 13: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (230km): Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast leave the Pink City and reach Fatehpur Sikri by early afternoon. Fatehpur Sikri is a world heritage site and an ancient city, described as the “Abandoned City” or “Ghost City”. It was built by mughal emperor Akbar as his capital but he abandoned this city soon because of scarcity of drinking waters. At Fatehpur Sikri see the ruins of forts and palaces. Visit the Jodha Bai Palace. Also visit the famous Buland Darwaza – the largest gateway in the world.
Proceed to Agra, the City of Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh. Upon arrival in Agra by evening, Arround in India representative transfers you to your pre-booked hotel. Later visit the magnificent Taj Mahal at sunset. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 14: Agra: Enjoy sunrise Taj Mahal visit. Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the magnificent Taj Mahal is white marble memorial monument that houses the tomb of his beautiful and most darling wife Mumtaz Mahal. The monument is the Symbol of Love dedicated to eternal love between Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. It is India’s star attraction and majority of tourists come to India to visit Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The beauty of Taj Mahal is matchless. Then visit the Agra Red Fort built by mughal emperor Akbar where Shah Jahan was jailed by his own son Aurangzeb. Explore the architectural excellence of the fort complex visiting Moti Masjid and various palaces in the fort complex. Later visit the beautiful memorial monument Itmad-Ud-Daullah. It is the first mughal building built out of completely of marble. This beautiful monument was built by mughal empress Noorjahan in the loving memory of her father, Mirza Ghiyas Beg. The interiors of this monument is considered as more beautiful than of Taj Mahal. It is often described as “Draft of Taj Mahal”, “Baby Taj Mahal” and “Little Taj Mahal”. Then Visit Sikandra Tomb, the tomb of the great mughal emperor Akbar. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 15: Agra – Gwalior (119km): After hearty breakfast at the hotel proceed to Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. Upon arrival in Gwalior, Around in India representative transfers you to the hotel. Freshen up and relax at the hotel. Later proceed to sightseeing tours of Gwalior. Visit the Gwalior Fort built by Raja Man Singh Tomar of Tomar dynasty. It is one of the most invincible forts of India. The majestic Gwalior Fort is also known as Gibraltar of India. The fort overlooks wonderful views of the city. See several remarkable temples inside the fort complex. See the Sas-Bahu Ka Mandir. The temple is beautifully adorned with bas-reliefs. See the impressive white Sikh Gurudwara. See the Teli-Ka-Mandir (Oilman’s Temple) inside the fort complex. Visit the Gurjari Mahal. Visit the Jai Vilas Palace, a marvelous palace museum. In the evening enjoy a Sound & Light Show inside the fort premises. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 16: Gwalior – Datia – Orchha – Khajuraho (272km): After hearty breakfast at the hotel proceed toward Orchha by car via Datia. Orchha is a medieval city founded by Bundela rulers. See the palaces and temples of 16th and 17th century at Bundela. Visit the beautiful Palace Complex of Jahangiri Mahal and Raja Mahal. See the beautiful mural paintings at Raja Mahal. Also visit the Laxmi Narayan Temple. Later proceed to Khajuraho, the temple city of Central India. Upon arrival in Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, Around in India Tours representative transfers you to your pre-booked hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 17: Khajuraho – Varanasi (By flight): After hearty breakfast at the hotel, explore the architecturally beautiful temples built during the 9the – 11th century by the mighty dynasty of Chandela Rajputs. See the temples with their erotic sculptures. In time you will be transferred to Airport to board flight toVaranasi – the temple city of North India. Upon arrival at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Indian Luxury Tours representative transfers you to your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 18: Varanasi – Kolkata (By overnight train): In the early morning proceed to the banks of Sacred River Ganga. Enjoy boat ride on Ganga to see the morning ablutions of the Hindus from the security of our boat. The boat ride starts from Dasashwamedh Ghat and ends at Manikarnika Ghat along the sacred Ganges. Return back to hotel for breakfast. Later explore the attractions of Varanasi City. See the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the Durga Temple and the Bharat Mata Temple. Also visit the Gyanvyapi Kund and the mosque attached to it. Also visit the Benaras Hindu University. It is the largest residential university in India with more than 3000 residential students. It time you will be transferred to the Varanasi Railway Station to board overnight train to Kolkata, the cultural capital of India. Dinner will be onboard the train.
Day 19: Kolkata: Upon arrival at Howrah Station Kolkata, Around in India representative transfers you to your pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and have relaxed breakfast. After breakfast proceed for a city tour of Kolkata covering attractions like Missionaries of Charity, Jain Temple, Rabindra Set, Victoria Memorial, and Indian Museum with its rare artifacts on display. Kolkata is the capital city of Indian state of West Bengal and it is considered as the cultural capital of India. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 20: Kolkata – Bhubaneshwar: After hearty breakfast, you will be transferred to Railway Station to board train for Bhubaneshwar, the capital city of Indian state Orissa. Upon arrival in Bhubaneshwar,Around in India representative transfers you to your pre-booked hotel. Visit the Ling Raj Temple and other attractions of the city. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 21: Bhubaneshwar – Puri – Konark – Bhubaneshwar: After breakfast at your hotel leave for a full day excursion of Puri and Konark.
At Puri visit the Lingaraja temple complex dating back to the 11th century and marvel at the feat of man and his ingenious in making of this mammoth size.
Day 22: Bhubaneshwar – Chennai: Leave for Chennai. Upon arrival Around in India Toursrepresentative transfers you to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 23: Chennai – Cochin: Upon your arrival at Kochi (Cochin), arrival Around in India Toursrepresentative transfers you to the hotel. Proceed for a half-day sight seeing of Cochin by boat. Enjoy sightseeing covering attractions like Chinese fishing nets, Vasco Da Gama Square, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, VOC Gate, Bastion Bungalow etc. Dinner and overnight stay
Day 24: Cochin – Allepey – Cochin: After hearty breakfast at the hotel, visit the Fort Cochin built in British, Dutch and Portuguese styles reflect the architectural planning of the colonizers. The Church of St. Francis is also worth a visit where Vasco da Gama was buried in 1524. Later visit the Mattancherry Palace with a collection of fine mural paintings and other masterpieces. Proceed for Allepey. Allepey or Alappuzha is famous for its boat races, houseboats, coir products, fish and lakes. In the evening proceed for KATHAKALI DANCE PRESENTATION in Cochin. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 25: Cochin – Mysore (via Bangalore): In time you will be transferred to the airport to catch your connection to Bangalore. Upon your arrival in Bangalore, Around in India Tours representative transfers you to the hotel at Mysore. In the evening visit the famous Brindavan gardens. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 26: Mysore – Bangalore: After heart breakfast proceed to explore Mysore. In the morning visit theMaharaja’s palace with ornate interiors suggests the rich and extravagant lifestyle of the rulers of this region. Later visit Tipu Sultan’s Palace and capital at Srirangapatnam which holds a few mural paintings depicting life tales of Tipu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali both a living terror to the British. Finally return back to Bangalore. Explore the charm of Bangalore covering Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park and Vidhan Soudha. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Bangalore.
Day 27: Bangalore – Goa (By flight): In time transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Goa, the top beach resort in India. Visit the city and its churches before checking into the hotel. Time is at leisure to relax on the beach.
Day 28: Goa: Breakfast and Dinner will be at the hotel. Enjoy sightseeing tours of Goa including churches, beaches, temples and colonial homes.
Day 29: Goa – Mumbai: In time you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival Around in India Tours representative transfers you to the hotel. Proceed for sightseeing. Visit the Albert Hall Museum and Jehangir Art Gallery and then see the tower of Silence where the Parsi community leaves their dead to be eaten by the vultures and other prays birds. Also visit the Gandhi Smriti museum and the Kamala Nehru Park with its unique Boot house. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 30: Mumbai – Next Destination: Have a relaxed breakfast at the hotel. Finish your last minute shopping. In time you will be transferred to the airport to board flight for your home/onward destination.