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Long India Tour Itinerary
 

Buddhist Temples Tour

Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days

Destinations Covered: Kathmandu - Lumbini(Nepal) - Sravasti - Kushinagar - Varanasi(Sarnath) - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna(Vaishali) - Kolkata

Day 1 Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Overnight Stay.

Day 2 Kathmandu
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day guided city tour including Patan, Swambhunath, Bhadgaon and Bodhnath.

Day 3 Kathmandu - Lumbani
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Lumbini. Lunch en route. On arrival check-in at hotel. Visit the site where Buddha was born. Dinner and overnigjht stay.

Day 4 Lumbani - Sravasti
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Sravasti, where Buddha spent 24 rainy seasons. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5 Sravasti - Kushinagar
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Kushinagar. Visit the site of Lord Buddha's cremation and visit the Mahaparinirvana temple. Lunch, Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6 Kushinagar - Sarnath - Varanasi
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Varanasi visiting Sarnath en route. Lunch at Sarnath. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 7 Varanasi
Early morning boat excursion on the river Ganges. Breakfast at the hotel. Guided city tour of Varanasi. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8 Varanasi - Bodhgaya
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Bodhgaya. Check-in and lunch at the hotel. Afternoon, visit the Mahabodhi temple where Buddha attained enlightenment. Dinner & overnight stay.

Day 9 Bodhgaya
Full day for Prayers & meditation in Bodhgaya. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at hotel.

Day 10 Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Patna visiting Rajgir and Nalanda enroute. Lunch at Rajgir. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11 Patna - Kolkata - Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to Vaishali. Lunch at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board flight for Kolkata/Delhi. On arrival transfer to International airport for return/onward journey.

 
SECOND OPTION

Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days Tour

Destination: Mumbai - Aurangabad - Bhopal - Sanchi - Agra - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Patna - Gorakhpur - Balrampur - Lucknow - Delhi.

Welcome to the land of Lord Buddha, India. If you are seeking spiritual solace from the humdrum of everyday life, our Land of Buddha Tour is the perfect package tour in India. The birthplace of Buddhism, the Land of Buddha Tour, one of the best India travel packages, is specially designed for those seeking peace of mind and rejuvenation. The various destinations covered by the Land of Buddha Tour package take you to the world-renowned sites that have been associated with Lord Buddha right from his birth to the rise of Buddhism in India. All in all this India holiday tour package offers the best of the Buddhist circuit in India. So get ready to walk on the footprints of Lord Buddha with the Land of Buddha Tour, an India vacation package.

Day-1: Mumbai
Welcome to the commercial and celluloid capital of India. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day-2: Mumbai - Aurangabaad
Transfer to airport for connect flight for Aurangabad - a historical city located in the west central part of Maharashtra state, on the banks of Kham River. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit to Ellora Caves. Overnight at hotel.

Day-3: Aurangabad - Bhopal
Daylong trip to Ajanta Caves. Later transfer to Jalgaon Railway Station to connect train for Bhopal. Overnight in train.

Day-5: Agra - Varanasi
Morning sightseeing of the Agra city. Later transfer to airport for connecting flight to Varanasi - one of the oldest cities in the world. Also known as Benaras, Varanasi has remained the center of the Hindu faith. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day-6: Varanasi - Bodhgaya
Rise early for a boat trip on the sacred River Ganga as the sun's first rays light up the mile-long stretch of 'Ghats' (steps) that lead into the waters of the river. Later leave for Bodhgaya - one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centers in the state of Bihar, en-route visiting Sarnath - the spot where Budhha first preached over 2,000 years ago. The archaeological museum displays the Ashoka Pillar (264-226 B.C.), the emblem of independent India. Overnight stay at hotel.


Day-7: Bodhgaya

Sighteeing tour of Bodhgaya. Visit Mahabodhi Temple and Niranjana River. Overnight at hotel.

Day-8: Bodhgaya - Patna
Leave for Patna, en-route visit Rajgir and Nalanda. Patna is 2500 year old capital city of Bihar. Rajgir was capital of 6th century Magadha Empire and was revered site of Buddha's discourses. Buddha spent many years here. Nalanda is the world's oldest university founded in the 5th century. Overnight at hotel.

Day-9: Patna - Gorakhpur
Leave Patna for Kushinagar by surface, en-route visit Vaishali - located 60 kms from Patna and holds special significance for Buddhist devotees. Kushinagar is the place where Buddha passed into Maha-Parinirvana. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day-10: Gorakhpur - Balrampur
Leave for Balrampur, en-route visiting Lumbini - the birthplace of Buddha and is located just a few kilometres inside Nepal. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day-11: Balrampur - Lucknow
Leave for Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh state. En-route visit Sravasti. Transfer to airport to connect flight for Delhi. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day-12: Delhi
Daylong sightseeing tour of Old Delhi (Shahajahanabad) and New Delhi (Lutyen's Delhi). This north India tour package covers the rich monumental and cultural heritage that the capital of India is proud of. Overnight at hotel.

Day-13: Delhi
Transfer to airport to connect flight for onward journey.

 
THIRD OPTION

Day 1: Arrival / New Delhi
Late night arrival, Meeting and assistance upon arrival as our representatives welcome you and escort you to your van.  Whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would introduce the tour to you and hand over the documents to you. Welcome to India, or as we say 'atithi devo bhava' (the guest is an incarnation of God). Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you!
Overnight At The Connaught - a 4* Downtown Hotel.


Day 2: Delhi to Agra

Visit beautiful Taj Mahal, Agra fort, night stay at Agra.

Day 3: Delhi / Varanasi (Shivganga Express - 182 / 7*)
After breakfast, we proceed on a guided tour of New Delhi, Visiting such sights as Bahai Temple, Humayun's Tomb (1586), the Qutab Minar 72 meters high and one of the most perfect towers in the Persian world. The Iron Pillar which has survived the vagaries of weather for over 15 years. Continue with a drive through Embassy area, the Government buildings (1921-193) and Connaught Place, the heart and main shopping district of the capital.

We cross the city and into the walled gates of the Old Delhi. The capital of Muslim India between the 17th and 19th centuries, Old Delhi seems somewhat anachronistic as compared to New Delhi. It draws one through congested roads and lanes, interesting mosques, monuments and forts relating to its chequered history. Our tour includes visits to the Jamma Mosque (165) and drive through the fabled area of Chandni Chowk (aptly translates to Moonlight Square) where the throngs of shoppers and vendors meet in the oldest area of Delhi, on to the Red Fort (1639-1648 built by Shah Jehan the builder of the Taj Mahal in Agra) to view the inlaid and carved Royal Chambers, on to Raj Ghat and nearby ghats where the founder of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi and thereafter Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were cremated.

The highlight of this tour would be a ride on cycle rickshaws. Now these are 3-wheel cycles with a sofa seat at the back. The Rickshawalla (Rickshaw driver) sits on a small cushion in the front and two passengers on the sofa seat behind. This is a remarkable way to explore and picture the hustle and bustle as well as the colour of the narrow winding streets bursting with people and pavement shops selling wares of all description - including a laughing set of dentures. The ride would be accompanied by peals of laughter both from the passengers as well as the onlookers.

Later in the evening drive to the Delhi Railway station to board an overnight train to Varanasi.
Overnight : 1st Air-Conditioned Sleeper Accommodation

Day 4: Arrival / Varanasi
Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer to your Hotel Clarks
Varanasi is quite possibly the world's oldest living city. Religious artifacts link it to the sixth century BC Said to be founded by Shiva, Varanasi's Vedic affiliation goes back to the beginning of time. It is also a city of many names. The present name, Varanasi (derived from the names of two nearby rivers) is mentioned in the Mahabharata. The ancient name is Kashi, the City of Light. To the devout it is also called Kashika, the shining one, referring to the light of Shiva. Many others prefer the anglicized Benares. Revered by Hindus, Buddhists and Jain alike, Varanasi is considered the holiest city in all of India. It is presided over by Shiva in his manifestation as Vishwanatha, Lord of the Universe. Buddha delivered a sermon in nearby Sarnath and Mahavira, the founder of Jainism, lived in Varanasi. As a result, more Indians will make a pilgrimage to Varanasi in their lifetime than any other place.

After breakfast we proceed for the sightseeing tour. First stop would be the Bharat Mata (temple of Mother India). Inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, it features a huge marble map of India on the ground floor. Next up, the Durga Temple. Known for its bright red color and the playful, if sometimes aggressive, monkeys that run amok there, the Durga Temple is one of the most imposing architectural monuments in Varanasi.
The university, which occupies a large piece of land at the southern end of town, is also home to the New Vishwanatha Temple. The New Temple is modern in design and open to Hindus and non-Hindus alike. Surrounded by palm trees, it is a splendid white marble structure that shines in the afternoon sun against a pale blue sky. Inside, the temple is spacious and airy. The interior walls are covered with Vedic art above inscriptions from the Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads. In the center of the first floor is the Shiva linga.

This evening we take a short trip to the Buddhist city of Sarnath .It is here that the Buddha preached his first sermons after attaining enlightenment. The highlight of this tour would be a participation in the evening prayer service (aarti) of the main Buddhist temple here - the synchronized chanting of himns to the accompaniment of traditional temple music is a sole stirring experience.
Overnight at Hotel Clarks (Standard Room)

Day 5: Varanasi
Day free at Varanasi.

Day 6: Varanasi / Bodhgaya
At dawn we visit the sacred Ganges for a boat ride. Every morning at dawn hundreds of worshippers can be seen bathing in the sacred waters. The great river banks are lined with an endless chain of stone steps-the ghats-that stretch from one end of the city to the other. The Ghats form an impressive part of the religious landscape of the city. Proceeding downstream at a leisurely pace, you would be pointed out the significant temples and buildings as well as the changing architectural style. Life and death go hand in hand in Varanasi. While young people seek prosperity and protection from harmful influences, the older generation comes to Varanasi to cleanse their souls in the forgiving waters in preparation for their ultimate dissolution. Believing that anyone who dies in the river of life in Varanasi gains freedom from the cycle of birth and death, the City of Light has become a haven for the sick and aged waiting out their final days. The smoke that billows from the crematoriums on the edge of the river gives testimony to their final release from life's earthly confines. We would docked our boat at Manikarnika (Cremation) Ghat. On any given day, anywhere from a few dozen to a few hundred corpses are cremated here, The ghat is assiduous with activity as the cremated bodies threw up smoke and fire. Later we drive to Bodhgaya. Upon arrival check into your Hotel Taj Darbur Overnight at Taj Darbur (Standard Room) (B)

Day 7: Bodhgaya
Full day touring of Bodhgaya. One of the holiest of holy pilgrim places for the Buddhists of the world is Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya The Mahabodhi Temple built on the east of the sacred tree stands majestically 17 feet high on a base 5 feet square, and consists of a soaring pyramidal tower surmounted by a stupa. The Vajrasan or Diamond Throne lying between the Bodhi Tree and the temple marks the actual spot where Buddha sat in meditation and attained supreme knowledge. A gilded Buddha smiles upon the visitors from a niche in the wall of the temple, and his footsteps carved in stone hold flower offerings from the devout. Unbelievable peace pervades the atmosphere giving credence to legend
Besides the Mahabodhi temple, we would visit several Buddhist temples built by the followers of Buddhism from all over the world. Overnight at Taj Darbur (Standard Room) (B)

Day 8 : Bodhgaya
Day free at bodhgaya on your own.

Day 9: Bodhgaya / Rajgir / Nalanda / Patna Patna / Delhi (Magadh Exp: 185/1145 hrs)
Morning we drive to Patna en-route we visit Rajgir & Nalanda.
Rajgir is a verdant valley surrounded by rocky hills. Here on Griddhakuta or Vultures Peak the Buddha set in motion his second Wheel of Law and for three months every year during the rainy season preached many inspiring sermons to his disciples. The Buddha Sangha of Japan have constructed a massive modern stupa, the Shanti (peace) stupa at the top of the hill in commemoration. The view from the top is breathtaking. One can climb up to the top along a bridle path. However, the aerial chairlift is far more exciting.

Twelve kilometres from Rajgir is Nalanda which was in Buddha's time a lovely resort of Saints and ascetics. Lord Buddha visited Nalanda several times and delivered some important sermons. It emerged as a university in the 5th century A.D. and remained the greatest seat of learning for 7 years. Great thinkers like Nagarjuna, the Mahayana Buddhist Philosopher. Dharmapala the Brahman scholar, Aryadeva, and Padmasambhava taught here. After sightseeing we drive to Patna Train Station in time to board overnight train for Delhi.
Overnight : 1st Air-conditioned Sleeper Accommodation

Day10: Arrival / Delhi Delhi / Departure
Meeting and assistance on arrival in Delhi and transfer to the hotel, The Connaught where a day use room is booked for you. Rest of the day is at leisure for your independent activities Delhi today is truly the melting pot of India, and the main gateway to one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Your Hotel in Delhi is a Downtown Hotel - The Connaught Place is the heart and pulse of New Delhi. This Hotel will give you an opportunity to view the busy streets and bazaars of the capital of India. In other words, you will 'feel' India.
Late night transfer to the International airport in time to board flight back home.

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Long India Tour

Day 01 - Arrive Amritsar : Morning receive you from Amritsar airport and drop you at Amritsar Hotel, after having some rest, Start your city tour with the blessings of Golden Temple-the most important sikh shrine also known as Harmandir Sahib and Darbar Sahib. Then visit Jallianwala Bagh- the place that reminds every Indian of the brutal and hearless massacre by british general Dyer.

Visit Durgiana Temple : The temple The complex houses Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir with a huge pond on its periphery

Mata Lal Ji Devi Temple : The replica Temple of Mata Vaishno Devi Temple in Katra , Jammu and Kashmir. Evening visit India-Pakistan Attari Border to watch Flag Retreat Ceremony- Attari Wagah, an army Joint Check Post on India-Pakistan border 30 Kms from Amritsar where the daily highlight is the evening "Beating the Retreat" ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. Return to hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 02 - Amritsar to Srinagar : After Breakfast , Drive 450 KM 12 Hrs to Srinagar , Kashmir , reach in the late evening, check in the Houseboat, Overnight at House Boat in Srinagar. Overnight at Houseboat.

Day 03 - Srinagar - Local Sightseeing (50Kms) : Half day tour of world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Adobe of love). Return to houseboat for hot lunch. In the afternoon Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with which is often compared to Venice. You will get a view of some very interesting places around the Lake. Overnight at Houseboat.

Day 04 - Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar (112 Kms.) : Full day tour of Gulmarg which is one of the most beautiful summer resort in the valley. It is also popular for its golf course (in summer), the highest in the world and skiing during the winter season, Enjoy the splendor of nature and the snowy mountains. One can have Gondola ride (cable car) from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg. In the evening return to Houseboat. Overnight at Houseboat.

Day 05 - Srinagar - Sonmarg - Kargil ( 250 Kms) : Leave in the morning and drive to Kargil by car/coach and road passes through the panoramic village reach Sonmarg (2740 Mtrs). After Sonmarg most rough road and wet Zojila pass 3527 Mtrs (Gateway of Ladakh). Continue drive towards Dress (The second coldest inhibited place in the world) we stop here for tea and passport check. Another two and half hours drive will take us to Kargil (2710 Mtrs) which has got its importance after opening the Ladakh for tourists in 1974. Overnight at Hotel.


Day 06 - Kargil - Leh ( 235 Kms) : Leave in the morning full day drive to Leh today we have to ascend three passes this day will be tiresome but panoramic too. First Buddhist village will be Mulbek. We have to cross the highest pass (Fotula 13749ft.) on Srinagar Leh route. At lunch time we will be at Lamayuru oldest Monastery. Continue drive to next village Nimu a view of Zanskar river following into Indus. Finally we reach Leh 3500 Mtrs. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07 - Leh : Morning free for personal activities and at Leisure. Afternoon half day tour of Phyang, Spituk and Shanker Gompa. Overnight at Hotel.


Day 08 - Leh – Khardongla Pass – Leh ( 85 Kms) : Day excursion to Khardongla pass which is the highest motorable pass in the world 5600 Mtrs and has been recorded in the Gunnies Book of world records. At the top enjoy the nature beauty of snow capped mountains. In the late afternoon return back to the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09 - Leh to Tso Moriri Lake 9 hours, On way sightseeing of Hemis monastery:

Hemis Monastery : This is biggest and the most important monastery in Ladakh. It is situated 49 kms to south of Leh, a little off the main Leh-Manali road. It was built in the 17th century by Chapgon Gyalshas and ever since has enjoyed the patronage of the royal family. Hemis is the headquater of the Drukpa order and all the monasteries throughout Ladakh are administered by it.

Shey Palace and Monastery : Also on the way to Hemis Gompa and 15 kms from Leh is the summer palace of the erstwhile, Raja of Leh, set upon a hill sitting Buddha wrought with copper and gold that leaves one lama before hand. Many chortens can be seen to the east of the monastery. After the Shey tourists reach to Leh, Main Centre of Ladakh. With the inhabitants of 50,000, Leh is located in small valley just the north of Indus valley.

Day 10 - Around lake of Tsomoriri lake/ Tso Moriri Lake : Tso Moriri lake is situated in the middle of the elevated district of Rupso. It name is characteristic of its situation. Nestle in the midst of 20,000 feet, peals which completely shut the lake. A kilometres ahead is a picturesque village of Korzok consisting of about a hundred families. Visiting the monastery on the top of the village, belonging to the yellow sect and has about 35 resident monks. The night camp along the side of Lake. Six to seven kilometres at its widest point and over 130 kms long, their is another attraction of this lake is sight of eastern cranes and other migratory black necked cranes birds.

Day 11 - Tsomoriri lake - Keylong : The tough journey will begin toward Manali. The next destination is the Pang. Just after this pass tourist are entered to the tent site called Sarchu. Lachlung La, 5060 metres, is the second highest pass on the Leh-Manali road. While next move is the , which is 4883 metres means crossroads pass Baralachala. The journey becomes more adventurous and interesting while passing the this pass. Darcha is the another major tent site on this road.

Day 12 - Keylong to Manali : The journey will begin toward Manali in the morning, Rohtang Pass 3978 metres not high, but treacherous all the same-starts the ascent to Manali. Keylong is the last town of any size on the journey to Manali.

Day 13 - Manali Sightseeing – Delhi (by Overnight Journey) : Full day excursion visiting Kothi Gorge, club house, Manu Temple, Vashisht Temple, Hadimba Temple, Monastery, Tibetan Market, Evening free for Mall Road.

Hadimba Temple : Manali has many attractions but the chief centre of interest, historically and archeologically, is undoubtedly the DHOONGRI TEMPLE dedicated to goddess Hadimba, the Bhim of Mahabharat fame. It has four-tiered Pagoda shaped roof and the doorway is carved with legendary figures and symbols. This temple located amidst wooden forest of deodar is about 2.5 kms. from the tourist office. It is a pleasant experience to stroll in the temple complex which was built in 1533 A.D. A large festival is held here in May.

Hadimba Devi Temple is dedicated to the wife of Bhim, one of the five Pandava brothers in the Indian epic Mahabharata. As the legend goes, Bhim married Hadimba and they had a son. Later on, Hadimba left the place and became a spiritual. The people later erected a temple in her respect, known as Hadimba Temple. The temple is in pagoda style and comprises no idol within, albeit, some footprints are engraved and are worshiped by devotees.


Hadimba Devi Temple has 24 m high tower. The three tiers of its square roofs are covered with timber tiles, while the conical roof is clad in metal. The unadorned walls of mud-covered stonework contrast with the wooden doorway, which is elaborately decorated with miniature depictions of Goddess, attendants, animals and stylized foliation. On the beams above the doorway appear the Navagrahas, female dancers an isolated scene from the Krishna story.


Manu Temple : 3 kms. from the main bazar in old Manali lies the temple of MANU RISHI. It is believed that this is the only temple of Manu in India, who was the creator of human race on the earth.


Club House : 2 kms. from the town, club house has indoor games facilities which has been located on the left bank of Manalsu Nallah. There are some picnic spots near it.


Tibetan Monasteries : There are 3 newly constructed colorful monasteries, where visitors can buy carpets and other Tibetan handicrafts. Two are located in the town and one at Aleo on the left bank of Beas river.


Vashist Hot Water Springs And Temple (3 kms) : Vashist, is a tiny village which tourists visit in large numbers. It has a plethora of temples, hot springs that made it a popular name amongst Manali tourists. It has its location on the River Beas`s left bank leading to Rohtang pass. In the close proximity there is also a wonderful pyramidal temple made of stone. It has been devoted to Vashist Muni. One also finds a beautiful temple, which is dedicated to Lord Rama. Natural hot sulphur springs also are unique. Any person can bask into fun of bathing. There are two individual tanks for both men and women. . Moreover stylish shower fitting baths built in the Turkish mode are built in the close locales. There also one can get the facility of getting hot water for bathing from the springs situated in and around. In the evening leave for Delhi, enroute halt for Dinner and continue drive to Delhi,

Day 14 - Arrive Delhi : Morning reach Delhi, upon arrival check into the hotel, after having some rest proceed for Half Day Delhi sightseeing and visit New Delhi Monument like, India Gate, President House, Parliament Street, etc. Dinner & over night stay at Delhi,

Day 15 - Delhi – Jaipur : Early in the morning drive to the Pink city of Jaipur. Visit the impressive Amber Fort & Palace situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur city en route to Jaipur. At the foot of the hill, get the royal experience of mounting a caparisoned elephant for the slow and steady climb up to the main gate of the fort. After check in proceed for sightseeing of City Palace still home to the Maharaja of Jaipur. It also houses a museum with many antiques and Art D' Facts belonging to the Royal family including a collection of weapons. Evening will be spent at Chokhi Dhani, a beautiful village resort in Jaipur depicting the colorful lives of people living in the villages of Rajasthan. Dinner will be served in traditional fashion and is a very enjoyable experience. Post dinner return to the hotel, overnight at the hotel.

Day 16 - Jaipur – Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary : After breakfast leave for the sightseeing and shopping tour of the city. Visit the Hawa Mahal or the palace of winds which was constructed for the ladies of the Royal family to watch the processions passing through the streets below without being seen. Visit Jantar Mantara famous observatory. In the Afternoon drive to Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary enjoy at the hotel in house and in door activities. Dinner and over night at hotel

Day 17 - Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary : Rise early for trip to Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary by exclusive jeep with naturalist. Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary a haven for wildlife which lies in the scenic area of the Aravalli Hills. An ideal additional or alternative to the a safari in Ranthambhore National Park, this sanctuary offers rugged hillsides, beautiful scenery and wildlife. It is one of the best habitats in the area for the leopard, the Honey Buzzard, the Indian Courser and many more !

Return for breakfast and spend the rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch at 03:00 PM you take a jeep OR Car with guide to Ranthambhore Fort.

The Ranthambhore fort is believed to have been built in 944 A.D. by a Chauhan ruler. It is strategically located on the border of Rajasthan and erstwhile Malwa The Undulating topography of the surrounding forests was used as an outer defense to the advantage of the fort. It is approximately 14 km far from Sawai Madhopur. The Fort lies on an isolated hill 481 meters (1578 feet) above sea level. It was one of the strongest forts of Northern India. The fort had many buildings inside of which only a few have survived the ravages of wars and time. Among the remaining ruins, the two pavilions, Badal Mahal and Hammirs court and parts of the royal palace give an idea of the old grandeur. For water supply there are two rain fed reservoirs in the fort. The fort also has an old temple devoted to lord Ganesh which is used by hundreds of worshippers daily and visitors. The fort provides excellent views of the National Park and its lakes. It is very special place for bird watching and occasionally leopards use the area. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 18 - Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary – Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary : Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and leave for Bharatpur, en route halt for Lunch and then continue drive to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, upon arrival check into the hotel, evening free for rest, overnight stay at hotel,

Day 19 - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary – Delhi : Do birding at the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in the morning until noon, and then leave for Delhi, upon arrival drop you at Delhi Hotel for over night stay,

The Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that sees (or saw) thousands of rare and highly endangered birds such as the Siberian Crane come here during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to have made the National Park their home. It is also a major tourist centre with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971. It is also a declared World Heritage Site.

The sanctuary was created 250 years ago and is named after a Keoladeo (Shiva) temple within its boundaries. Initially, it was a natural depression; and was flooded after the Ajan Bund was constructed by Maharaja Suraj Mal, the then ruler of the princely state of Bharatpur, between 1726 to 1763. The bund was created at the confluence of two rivers, the Gambhir and Banganga. The park was a hunting ground for the maharajas of Bharatpur, a tradition dating back to 1850, and duck shoots were organized yearly in honor of the British viceroys. In one shoot alone in 1938, over 4,273 birds such as mallards and teals were killed by Lord Linlithgow, the then Governor-General of India. After India's independence, the rulers of the princely states were allowed shooting rights until 1972. In 1982, grazing was banned in the park, leading to violent clashes between the local farmer and Gujjar communities and the government.

Day 20 - Delhi – Corbett National Park : After breakfast, check-out from hotel and leave for corbett National park, upon arrival check into the hotel, after having some rest 3.00 P.M Move near the river for nature walk, visit the river and visit some chirping birds at their own habitat. Elephant at 5.00 P.M till 7.00 P.M to the dense forest admiring the river.. (Note : we have included only 01 Elephant ride in this package, for other Elephant ride will cost you extra) . Max -04 pax on the back of the elephant

7.00 Bonfire Tea/ Coffee with Biscuits/Cookies : Bonfire will be at the bank of river Kosi, listening the Wildlife tales of Corbett With you guide gazing the stars. Dinner and overnight stay at Resort.

Day 21 - Corbett National Park : Early morning wakeup call with the smell of hot streaming cup of tea by the Resort staff. Fresh and move for Nature walk towards the jungle to visit the oldest temple in corbett, believed it’s there since The Mahabharata time, after the fund collected for the renovation by the local people to save its legacy, has a great believe in it. Back to Resort for breakfast.. After having breakfast, try your muscle power in team building games, like River Crossing, Rappelling, Slithering, Free fall.

Lunch at 1.30 PM
Move for jeep safari at 2.30 P.M our expert driver will take to the jungle to make you one to one with the wildlife creature. A detailed would be provided to you as you will accompanied by the Government nature guide. max-06 pax can sit in a jeep, excluding Driver and Nature guide. which is minimum 3 - 4 hours.

(Note : we have included only 01 Jeep Safari in our cost any Extra Jeep Safari and Activity will cost extra)

After safari fresh and bath, Sharing your experience of safaris at Bonfire. Dinner and overnight stay at Resort.

Day 22 - Corbett National Park – Delhi – Cochin : Early morning breakfast check out from the hotel and leave for Delhi, upon arrival drop you at Delhi Airport to catch the flight for Cochin,

Welcome to God’s Own Country. Upon arrival our representative will greet you at Kochi Airport then transfer to the hotel. Check-in and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Later, proceed for a half day city sightseeing tour of Kochi. Kochi which is having the best preserved history of colonial times and the ideal way to bring it alive is to take a walk down memory lane. The major tourist attractions are Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue, and Mattancherry Palace/Dutch Palace. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 23 - Kochi – Munnar (158 kms. - 04 hrs.) : Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed to Munnar, the place where the unfolded green carpet is waiting for you. Munnar is breathtakingly beautiful, a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country. Munnar is the gateway of Hills in South India. On the way you can also watch the lovely waterfalls in Cheeyappara and colourful flowers in Blossom Garden. Reach & check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Explore rest of the day along with the nature. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 24 - Munnar :Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed for a morning sightseeing trip of Munnar; visiting Mattupetty Dam which offers many fascinating sights to relish. The Shola forests around Mattupetty are ideal for trekking and bird watching, with the variety of birds found there. Kundala is a picturesque town located at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Enroute visit Echo Point, View Point & green carpet of Tea Gardens. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 25 - Munnar – Thekkady (110 kms – 03 hrs.) : Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed to Thekkady which offers diverse attractions like Wildlife Sanctuary, Hill Station and Spice Plantation. Natures own little hideout nestled in the hills of Thekkady. Reach & Check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Visit the local spice market for some garden fresh spices and handicrafts. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 26 - Thekkady : Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed to the most attractive feature of Thekkady i.e. Periyar Wild life Sanctuary. The place where one can go for a Wildlife cruise to view a large variety of wildlife like Wild Elephants, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar Deer, Wild Bison, Wild Boar etc, and quite a lot of unique birds can also be spotted. You can recreate yourself by having Optional activities like spice plantation Tour, Bamboo Rafting, Trekking and Elephant ride. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 27 - Houseboat : Enjoy sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed to the boat Jetty, board the traditionally decorated houseboat and begin the enchanting backwater cruise. The backwaters of Kerala is a unique product of Kerala and is found nowhere else in the world. A glide in a "Kettuvallam" (Houseboat) through the enchanting backwaters is sure to rob your heart. You’re in a watery universe, so quiet, even you can hear your own blood pumping around your head. Sparkling greens, emerald backwaters, coir-laden houseboats and magical beauty heals your mind and body as you travel to surreal Kerala. Overnight stay in the Houseboat.

Day 28 - Departure Kochi (78 kms. – 02½ hrs.) – Goa : Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast, then we will drop you at Cochin Airport to catch the flight for Goa, On arrival at Goa airport our representative having a placard displaying your name will meet you to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free at your leisure, in the evening you can enjoy “Feni” an intoxicating drink made from cashew and coconut. Cashew Feni is made from fermenting and distilling ripe cashew apples where as Coconut Feni is distilled from coconut toddy. There is one more feni called Urak which is also made from cashew apples, but it is produces after the first distillation. It is a cooling drink popular in summer months. In Goa, don’t forget to order the Goa Cuisine in your dinner; you will really love the sea food of Goa. Overnight at hotel in Goa.

Day 29 - Goa : This morning after breakfast explore the fascinating beaches of North Goa. The coastline of North Goa starts from Arambol and extend up to Fort Aguada making it a 30 km stretch of beautiful beaches. Following are the famous beaches in noth Goa: The Arambol Beach (Harmal Beach), Anjuna beach, Baga beach, Calangute beach, Dona Paula beach, Miramar beach, Sinquerim beach, Bambolim and Vagator beach. Anjuna beach is the highest visited beach in Goa. The beach is known for its Wednesday Flea Market. It is also famous for the beach sports, parties, and shacks. Candolim beach is closer to the famous Fort Aguada. The beauty of the beach is increased by the view of fort on one side and sea on other side. The twin beach of Candolim beach & Sinquerim is known for its sheer beauty. The soft white sand spread, lined with palm and casuarina trees will have an everlasting effect on your minds. The Bambolim beach is located near Panjim. The beautiful beach has been converted to a beach resort, called as Bambolim Beach Resort. The most important churches of North Goa are also located in Old Goa or Velha Goa a UNESCO-designated world heritage site. The famous churches you can visit are Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Divine Providence, Church of St. Francis of Assisi and the Church of Our Lady of Rosary. In the evening enjoy Boat cruise on river Mandovi and If it is a full moon light and you are looking for Goa’s famous beach parties Club Clubana is the right place for you in north Goa. Overnight at hotel in Goa.

Day 30 - Goa to Mumbai by Flight : This morning after breakfast your will be transferred to Goa airport to board your flight to Mumbai. On arrival at Mumbai airport our representative having a placard displaying your name will meet you to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Mumbai.

Day 31 - Elephanta Caves & Mumbai City Tour : This morning after breakfast take a full day sightseeing tour of Mumbai city. The tour includes visits to 26 meters high British-built Arch “Gateway of India”, Mumbai’s landmark built to honour the visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Later visit Marine Drive dubbed, as the Queen’s Necklace is Mumbai’s most popular promenades and a favorite sunset watching spot. The Kamla Nehru Park from where you have a picturesque view of the city, Hanging Gardens are so named since they are located on top of a series of tanks that supply water to Mumbai. Pass by the `towers of silence’ the crematorium of the Parsis. Also visit Mani Bhawan a private house where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay when he visited Mumbai. It is now a museum and research library with 20,000 volumes, Have fun at Juhu beach, children simply love this place; it is virtually an open air restaurant with innumerable food counters. Return to hotel for overnight.

Day 32 - Departure : Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer you at Mumbai International airport to catch the flight for next Destination,


Itinerary
Day 01 - Arrive at Delhi : On arrival at Delhi International Airport, our representative will receive you with a traditional Indian welcome. Check in at hotel and stay there overnight. Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi begins here.

Day 02 - Delhi : After breakfast, venture out for a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Visit the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Humayun's Tomb and Lotus Temple. Return to the hotel and watch a folk dance performance. After dinner, spend the night at the hotel.

Day 03 - Delhi - Jaipur : Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi today proceeds to 'Pink City' Jaipur. After breakfast at hotel, check out and drive to Jaipur. On arrival, transfer to hotel and stay overnight.

Day 04 - Jaipur : After breakfast, excursion tour to Amber fort where you can enjoy an elephant ride. Drive past Hawa Mahal on your return. In the afternoon, visit the City Palace and Museum and also Jantar Mantar. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05 - Jaipur - Agra : On day 05 of Golden Triangle tour package with Varanasi, after breakfast, drive to Agra and en route, visit Fatehpur Sikri. Check into hotel for overnight stay.

Day 06 - Agra - Bodhgaya : After breakfast, visit Agra fort and Taj Mahal. By evening, board the train to Bodhagaya. Overnight on board.

DAY 07 - ARRIVAL AT BODHGAYA : On arrive Gaya airport. Welcome & assistances in airport, then you will be transfer to Bodhgaya hotel. Evening proceed for sightseeing, Overnight in a hotel at Bodhgaya.

DAY 08 - BODHGAYA EXCUSION VISIT TO RAJGIR & NALANDA : Morning after proceed to take excursion visit to Rajgir & Nalanda,

Rajgir is a verdant valley surrounded by rocky hills. Here on Griddhakuta or Vultures Peak the Buddha set in motion his second Wheel of Law and for three months every year during the rainy season preached many inspiring sermons to his disciples. The Buddha Sangha of Japan have constructed a massive modern stupa, the Shanti (peace) stupa at the top of the hill in commemoration. The view from the top is breathtaking. One can climb up to the top along a bridle path. However, the aerial chairlift is far more exciting.

Twelve kilometers from Rajgir is Nalanda which was in Buddha's time a lovely resort of Saints and ascetics. Lord Buddha visited Nalanda several times and delivered some important sermons. It emerged as a university in the 5th century A.D. and remained the greatest seat of learning for 7 years. Great thinkers like Nagarjuna, the Mahayana Buddhist Philosopher. Dharmapala the Brahman scholar, Aryadeva, and Padmasambhava taught here.

DAY 09 : BODHGAYA - KUSHINAGAR (VIA VAISHALI) : Early morning After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Kushinagar (approx 260 Kms / 7 hrs) enroute visiting Vaishali. Lunch will be served en route. On arrival check in at hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at a hotel.

KUSHINAGAR : Kushinagar or Kushinara of Yore is the place where the Lord Buddha died, at the age of 80 and was cremated and achieved the state of Parinirvana. Kushinagar is situated about 55 kms. away from Gorakhpur and a revered place for Buddhist pilgrims. In ancient times, Kushinagar was known as Kushinara and was a small town of not great significance in the Malla kingdom. The main tourist attraction in Kushinagar is the Mahaparinirvana temple, containing the reclining statue of Lord Buddha.

In ancient times, Kushinagar was known as Kushinara and was a small town of not great significance in the Malla dynasty. The actual site of the original town has not been established, but the site of the Buddha’s death was one of the four major sites of Buddhist pilgrimage. It was here that the Buddha died and was cremated and achieved the Parinirvana. The last rites were performed with all the honour that is due to a universal monarch (Chakravartin), as he was held in reverence by all people. The kings of eight Indian states of the Gangetic basin came for the funeral rites and divided his ashes in eight parts. Each king carried these back to his kingdom and built a ‘Stupa’ over the mortal remains of Lord Buddha. On the Buddha’s death, the various monasteries were established which flourished until the last Buddhist monastery was destroyed at Nalanda in the 13th century. There were eight groups of monasteries, stupas and images, indicating that Kushinagar was a substantial community. It was here that the Tathagata, the reciter of truth, breathed his last days. The whole of Kushinagar was turned into a memorial site with stupas and Gupta period Chaitayas and Viharas, built by the kings. Fa Hien, Hieun Tsang and I Tsing, the Chinese travellers visited Kushinagar during different centuries and recorded a graphic account of the place which later fell to bad times, due to lack of patronage. Some of these recordings provided the vital clues for excavations done centuries later by Sir Alexander Cunningham and the Archaeological Survey of India in 1904-5. A shaft was driven through the centre of the stupa which brought to light a copper-plate placed on the mouth of a relic casket in the form of a copper vessel with charcoal, cowries, precious stones and a gold coin of Kamaragupta I.

DAY 10 - KUSHINAGAR TO LUMBINI : Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for visiting Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of lord Buddha) and Japan Temple. Back hotel for Lunch. After lunch drive (170 kms / approx 04 hrs drive) to Lumbini (in Nepal). Kindly obtain double entry visa for India & single entry visa for Nepal). On arrival, check in at hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini.

LUMBINI : Lumbini is located in the south-central Terai of Nepal, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. For millions of Buddhists the world over, it evokes a kind of holy sentiment akin to the significance of Jerusalem to Christians and Mecca to Muslims. Lumbini is the place where Lord Buddha - the apostle of peace, and the Light of Asia - was born in 623 B.C. In historical terms, the region is an exquisite treasure-trove of ancient ruins and antiquities, dating back to the pre-Christian era. The site (Lumbini Grove) was described as a beautiful garden in the Buddha's time and still retains its legendary charm and beauty. Both the Shakyas and Kolias Clans owned the garden and its tranquil environs at the time of Lord Buddha's birth. King Suddhodana, father of Buddha was of the Shakya Dynasty belonging to the Kshatriya or Warrior Caste.

For centuries, Buddhists the world over knew that the general area of Lumbini was where the Lord was born. In the words of those famous Chinese pilgrims of antiquity, Huian Tsang and Faeihan, 'Lumbini -where the Lord was born - is a piece of Heaven on Earth, where one could see the snowy mountains amidst a splendid garden, embedded with stupas and monasteries!' However, the exact location remained uncertain and obscure until 1 December 1886 when a wandering German archaeologist Dr. Alois A. Fuhrer came across a stone pillar and ascertained beyond doubt it was indeed the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Since that day it has become a focal point for hundreds of thousands of pilgrims.

Lumbini is the fourth largest tourist destination in Nepal. Nearly 20,000 tourists visit the area every year (Source: Nepal Tourism Board). Recently, UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage Site. It has great potential to grow as the major tourist destination in years to come.

The significance of Lumbini Many of the places that were of importance to the Lord Buddha during his life retain a potent significance to Buddhists of today. Unsurprisingly, nowhere has a greater significance than the site of his birth. In the words of Buddha himself: "O-Bhikshus', after my death when people and members of a new generation come and ask you, then tell them that here the Buddha was born, here he attained the full enlightenment, here he turned the wheel of Dharma twelve times, and here finally the Buddha entered into Parinirvana". Hundreds of years have gone by, but the architectural splendours of that era are still standing and serve as a vivid reminder of the origins of Buddhist philosophy and doctrines. As a complement to the temples and shrines, our aim is to create a living environment in which Buddha would have felt at home during his life.

DAY 11 : LUMBINI - BALRAMPUR Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and leave for Balrampur, enroute visit Holy Birth place of Lord Buddha and then proceed to visit Saravasti and Kapilvastu, then continue drive to Balrampur.

DAY 12 : BALRAMPUR - VARANASI (VIA SARNATH TOUR.) Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and leave for Varanasi, en route visit Sarnath, then the continue drive to Varanasi, upon arrival check into the hotel, overnight stay at Varanasi Hotel,

Sarnath, about 10 km from the holy city of Varanasi, is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. The celebrated Mantra, 'Buddham Sharanam Gachhami', owes its origin to Sarnath. On the day before his death Buddha included Sarnath along with Lumbini, Bodh Gaya and Kushinagar as the four places he thought to be sacred to his followers. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places. Besides Buddhism, Sarnath is also connected with Jainism.

There are many Buddhist monuments and edifices in Sarnath. Some of the important Buddhist monuments at Sarnath are the Dhamekha stupa, the Chaukhandi stupa and monasteries and temples of different schools of Buddhism from Japan, China, Thailand, Burma and others. The Indian Buddhist society called Mahabodhi Society maintains a park around the Buddha temple. The Mahabodhi Temple within the park has a tooth relic of the Buddha.

There is also a vast expanse of ancient ruins at Sarnath. Several Buddhist structures were raised at Sarnath between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD, and today it presents the most expansive ruins amongst places on the Buddhist trail. The Ashoka pillar of Sarnath is the National emblem of India.

DAY 13 : VARANASI SIGHTSEEING – MUMBAI : Morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing, Varanasi is quite possibly the world's oldest living city. Religious artifacts link it to the sixth century BC Said to be founded by Shiva, Varanasi's Vedic affiliation goes back to the beginning of time. It is also a city of many names. The present name, Varanasi (derived from the names of two nearby rivers) is mentioned in the Mahabharata. The ancient name is Kashi, the City of Light. To the devout it is also called Kashika, the shining one, referring to the light of Shiva. Many others prefer the anglicized Benares. Revered by Hindus, Buddhists and Jain alike, Varanasi is considered the holiest city in all of India. It is presided over by Shiva in his manifestation as Vishwanatha, Lord of the Universe. Buddha delivered a sermon in nearby Sarnath and Mahavira, the founder of Jainism, lived in Varanasi. As a result, more Indians will make a pilgrimage to Varanasi in their lifetime than any other place.

After breakfast we proceed for the sightseeing tour. First stop would be the Bharat Mata (temple of Mother India). Inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, it features a huge marble map of India on the ground floor. Next up, the Durga Temple. Known for its bright red color and the playful, if sometimes aggressive, monkeys that run amok there, the Durga Temple is one of the most imposing architectural monuments in Varanasi.

The university, which occupies a large piece of land at the southern end of town, is also home to the New Vishwanatha Temple. The New Temple is modern in design and open to Hindus and non-Hindus alike. Surrounded by palm trees, it is a splendid white marble structure that shines in the afternoon sun against a pale blue sky. Inside, the temple is spacious and airy. The interior walls are covered with Vedic art above inscriptions from the Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads. In the center of the first floor is the Shivalinga.

On arrival transfer to hotel in Mumbai after welcome check in into hotel/resort where the rooms will be ready for your occupancy. Overnight at hotel in Mumbai.

Day 14 - Mumbai : During sight seeing you will visit major and must see destinations in Mumbai like the Juhu beach, Marine Drive, Chowpaty Beach, Crawford Market, Gateway of India and more. Overnight to be spent at hotel.

Day 15 : Mumbai - Goa Today your are on the way to Goa, you will be transferred to airport to catch flight to the beautiful beach destination Goa, On arrival in goa transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free to relax in the enchanting beaches. In the discover the joy of Goan cuisine at a delightful buffet dinner. Overnight to be spent at hotel in goa.

Day 16 : Goa Today you explore the south Goa and North Goa. In the evening we take you to the fishing village: The fishing villages are part of Goa 'rich cultural achievements of s. The fishing village local Goan is created because of the hotel, forming a perfect evening for a charm with a rustic atmosphere. Artisans show their skills while village dancers swirling music of a local band. During the night at the hotel.

Day 17 - Goa : Today you can relax on the beaches of Goa. In the evening, enjoy barbecue seafood on the beach - dine under a sky lit by the stars on succulent lobsters, prawns enormous and other local delicacies of seafood that are part of a delicious barbecue on a beautiful stretch of beach Goan. Guests can also cook their own food on skewers over a campfire. A local musician captures the magic of time on his guitar strings. During the night at the hotel.

Day 18 - Goa - Cochin : Today transfers morning at the airport catch your flight to Cochin. Upon arrival in Cochin - Queen of the Arabian Sea , you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon enjoy the city tour covering Jewish Synagogue, Church of St. Francis, Dutch Palace, Chinese fishing nets. In the evening enjoy the cruise boat moonlight on the ponds of Kerala: Guests are transported by ferry aboard a spacious, especially decorated boat for a cruise delicious moonlight on the ponds of Cochin. Indian culinary surprises in the south are served. An exciting display of fireworks on an island also Ponds Cochin, concludes a wonderful evening. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 19 - Cochin Tour packages village of Kerala : Tour by Kerala le 's center in wood of "vallams ' (boats) that glide effortlessly through the green waters. Leave the city behind tight as you move through Kerala the 'beauty and serenity of abundant s and enjoy a packed lunch on board. Visit small islands along the way to see the traditional life in villages. The traditional fish farms, the famous Chinese nets, the coconut plantations and rice fields are just some of the views you see. Observers bird will be delighted by the eye close to kingfisher, cormorant, the Piverts and kites. During the night at the hotel.

Day 20 - Cochin – Kumarakom : Enjoy the early morning breakfast at the hotel and later we transfer you by surface to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is well known for its scintillating beauty of nature, water bird sanctuary and picturesque backwater that are beyond visual delights. On arrival check in at hotel, freshen-up and have some refreshment. Later visit to the Kumarakom bird sanctuary where you will be awe-struck with the marvelous view of the colorful birds and varied other species in their natural home. Later enjoy and appreciated the beauty of the backwater and their natural surrounding sitting on the bank of the picturesque Vembanad Lake. After the sightseeing tour and enjoying the scenic vistas of nature, return back to the hotel and enjoy the delicious dinner and cozy overnight.

Day 21 - Kumarakom – Houseboat : After the hearty morning breakfast at the hotel, later we transfer you to houseboat Kerala. Houseboat is one of the most beautiful attractions in Kerala and is must to visit on Kerala tour. Rest of the day enjoy at leisure enjoying the panoramic view of the surrounding natural beauty with lovely paddy field, steams and lakes, rustic villages and many exquisite attractions. Later in the evening enjoy the sun-set view from the sun-deck as the cool breeze refreshes you mind and the exquisite view of the evening beauty grabs your mind. Lunch, evening Tea/Coffee with snacks and dinner will be served by our houseboat staff according to the time. Overnight stay will be on houseboat.

Day 22 - Houseboat – Kovalam : Enjoy the breakfast on houseboat and check out at the finishing point of houseboat cruise in Alleppey. Later on we transfer you to Kovalam (190 Kms / 4.5 Hrs), a beautiful beach destination in Kerala, globally acclaimed. On arrival at Kovalam, check in at hotel, freshen up and enjoy the welcome drink at the comfort of your room. Later enjoy rest of the day at the famous Kovalam Beach enjoying the panoramic view of the scenic surrounding sandy beaches with waves embracing the bay now and then. After enjoying beach vacation in Kovalam, return back on time to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 23 - Kovalam - Trivandrum – Kovalam : After early morning breakfast at the hotel, we transfer you for a sightseeing tour in Trivandrum (Capital city of Kerala). Here visit to some Napier Museum, Kuthiramalika Museum and Sri Padmanabha Temple. Rest of the time in the afternoon enjoy at the famous Kovalam Beach. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel in Kovalam.

Day 24 - Kovalam – Departure : Enjoy the morning breakfast at the hotel enjoy the panoramic view of the sandy beaches with rippling waves embracing the bay with profound way. Later on we transfer you on time to the Trivandrum air-port for yours onwards journey or way back home. Truly speaking you will have lots of evergreen memories to take back home which you will love to delight in forever. Happy Tour Ending.
 
Cost + per pax Rs. Car Name of Tour No. of Days
4 pax Rs. Tata Indicia Ambassadors  By Car and Coach  
2 pax Rs.      
 
 GENERAL RULES
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Tourist is advised is not to carry any precious items while in tour.
2
Tourist can enroll his/her names for the tours by paying initial advance. The balance amount must reach Delhi Office at least 5 days before scheduled departure of the tour without waiting for reminder from our side. If the full amount is not paid in the time the company reserves the right to cancel the bookings with consequent loss of deposit and apply the cancellation charges.
3
Tourist travel at their own risk. Neither the tour operator nor their representative or staff accept any liability or responsibility for an kind of risk, theft, delay, damages, loss, injury, accident, death etc. during their tour howsoever it might have caused.
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The operator has also right to cancel at any time any or all the tours announced without assigning any reason whatsoever. In such case the operator's responsibility will be only to refund the amount by such passengers, without any compensation whatsoever.
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The hotels are subject to change without prior notice.
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The seats in the bus are allotted on "first comr first serverd basis" at the time of booking of the tour.
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If there is any loss or damage by any passengers to the property of the hotel, bus, tour, operator or any other concerned parties or person during the tour then such passengers have to compensate the concerned parties or person for the same immediately.
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During sightseeing we will take the bus /car up to the point it is allowed or can be taken. There offer if any vehicle or other arrangements are to be made then the expenses should be paid by the passengers only.
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Timings mentioned in the itinerary for the bus/car tour are only estimated time for the sake of knowledge. There are always chances of delay in arrival at the destination due to various reasons.
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Refunds, if any, will be given after a periods of ten days from the date of claim. Refunds will be paid only by cheque and only against receipts.
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Due to unavoidable circumstanmces, if there is aloes in the stay of hotel or sightseeing or missed then no refund will be granted to the passengers in this respect.
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If any passengers decide to break their journey after commencement of the tour, they can do so, but no refund for the balance periods of the tour will be granted to them and their all onwards journey arrangements will be the sole responsibility of such passengers only.
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All disputes /legal claims subject to Delhi Jurisdiction only.
 
 CANCELLATION RULES
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20 Days or More days before departure of Tour 10% on Full amount
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10 days before departure tour 25% on full amount.
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06 days before departure of tour 40% on full amount.
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Within 04 days before departure of tour :No Refund. 
 
 
 
 

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