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“ROYALE RAJPUTANA”
‘Rajasthan, the “Land of Kings” is steeped in romantic history. Chivalry and valor. Formally known as Rajputana, it boats some of the finest for trees palaces, built with sandstone quarried from the land itself. In contrast to the pastel shades of the desert landscape are the brightly colored costumes of its handsome people. With its turbaned men and richly Jeweled women. It crystal lakes and island palaces, its quaint havelis and villages, its fairs and festivals. Rajasthan constantly heck’s.

NEWDELHI–MANDAWA–BIKANER–JAISELMER–JODHPUR–ROHET–KUMBHALGARH– UDAIPUR–KOTA–JAIPUR–AGRA-NEWDELHI. DURATION: EX- NEW DELHI: 16 NIGHTS & 17 DAYS
DAY 01: ARRIVES NEW DELHI Arrival in New Delhi, India’s Bustling capital. Afternoon explore the city, which would include QUTAB MINAR, LOTUS BHAI TEMPLE and HUMYUN’S TOMB. Today evening join in for a cocktail and dinner party hosted by the Tour Manager. DAY 02: New Delhi /MANDAWA Morning drive to Mandawa. This area is know as “SHEKHAVATI” and offers a wealth of interest to those in search of the true Rajasthan. Also visit the Bazaars where there are many havelis (traditional houses with interior courtyard) decocted with frescos. DAY 03: MANDAWA / BIKANER Morning drive to Bikaner. Bikaner was founded in 1488 and like many Rajasthani cities is surrounded by a high battle mended wall. In the afternoon visit the fort and the palaces. DAY 04: BIKANER / JAISELMER This morning travel to Jaiselmer, one of India’s most exotic desert towns. Afternoon free to walk through the cobbled streets and absorb the atmosphere – view magnificent houses with their facades carved with yellow sandstone. DAY 05: JAISELMER Morning tour visiting the hill top fort, and the Janis temples dating from the 12th century. In the afternoon visit lodruva, one of the former capitals of Rajasthan. DAY 06: JAISELMER / JODHPUR Travel by road to Jodhpur, on the edge of the Thar Desert, and en route visit the Hindu & Janis Temple at Osiyan. Rao Jodha founded Jodhpur in 1450, following the capture of the nearby capital of Mandore. DAY 07: JODHPUR In the morning visit the massive 15 th century fort, which stands on a low range of sandstone hills, and the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace. DAY 08: JODHPUR / ROHET Drive to Rohet. A 16th Century Rajput Stronghold. In the afternoon take a village safari to glimpse Rohet’s colorful rural life. DAY 09: ROHET / KUMBHALGARH Morning drive to Kumbhalgarh high in the Aravalli Range and visit the temples and palaces of the Kumbhalgarh Fort. Later visit the Janis Temples of Ranakpur. DAY 10: KUMBHALGARH / UDAIPUR Continue to the lake of Udaipur – the “ CITY OF DREAMS”- often referred to as the most romantic city in India. En route visit the interesting temple of EKLINGJI and WAGDA. DAY 11: UDAIPUR Udaipur was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1567and is slithery much a traditional Rajput town. This morning visit the Superb Jagdish Temple, which are noted fort sea elephant motif carvings. Also visit the Grand City Palace, which overlooks Pichola Lake and the Garden of Maids of Honor. DAY 12: UDAIPUR / KOTA Drive to Kota, visiting en routes the spectacular fort a Chittorgarh continue on to Kota. If time allows visit the Madho Singh Museum, which houses a fine collection of miniature paintings. DAY 13: KOTA / JAIPUR Morning Drive to Jaipur, visiting Bundi en route. Founded in 1342 it lies well protected with in the ranges of the Aravalli Hills. Visit the Chatter Mahal, a stunning palace fort. DAY 14: JAIPUR Drive outside the city to the Rugged Hills that surround Jaipur to view the AMBER FORT. A Painted Elephant will take you unto the Fort with its huge gateways and pillared pavilions. In the afternoon tour to Jaipur itself and see the Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantra Observatory and Birla Manadir. DAY 15: JAIPUR / AGRA Leave for Agar, stopping en route at Fatehpur Sirkis. Built by Akbar around 1570, this is probably the Best-preserved City of all, continue to Agar and visit the Taj Mahal at Sunset. DAY 16: AGRA / New Delhi In the morning again visit the immortal TAJ MAHAL, built by Shah Jahan, in the memory of his wife MUMTAZ MAHAL. Also visit the Agar Fort and the Tom of Itmad – um - Daulah. DAY 17: DEPARTURE FROM New Delhi Your fascinating Journey comes to an end, with long Memories to carry with.

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“GOLDEN TRIANGLE”
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“This tour make perfect combination of the majestic north from the bustling capital New Delhi, to the splendor of the Tag Mal at Agar and colorful “Pink City” of Rajasthan.

NEWDELHI-JAIPUR-AGRA-NEWDELHI. 03 NIGHTS IN NEW DELHI-02 NIGHTS IN JAIPUR- 01 NIGHT IN AGRA. DURATION: EX- NEW DELHI: 06 NIGHTS & 07 DAYS
DAY 01: ARRIVES NEW DELHI Arrival in New Delhi, India’s bustling capital. Afternoon explore the city, which would include QUTAB MINAR, LOTUS BHAI TEMPLE and HUMYUN’S TOMB. Today evening join in for a cocktail and dinner party hosted by the Tour Manager. DAY 02: New Delhi Morning tour the Old Delhi visiting RED FORT, JAMAMASJID, RAJ GHAT. Evening visit the “Bistro Village” to witness the panorama of India dances followed by a dinner party. DAY 03: New Delhi /AGRA Morning drive to Agar- The city of Taj Mahal. Afternoon visit the Fort and the Taj Mahal at sunset. DAY 04: AGRA / FATEHPUR SIRKI / JAIPUR Morning leave for Jaipur. Stopping en route at the Fatehpur Sirki known as the “GHOST CITY” but once the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar. DAY 05: JAIPUR Drive outside the city to the Rugged Hills that surround Jaipur to view the AMBER FORT. A Painted Elephant will take you up to the Fort with its huge gateways and pillared pavilions. In the afternoon tour to Jaipur itself and see the Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantra Observatory and Birla Manadir. DAY 06: JAIPUR / New Delhi Leave for New Delhi, Evening Shopping at New Delhi. DAY 07: DEPARTURE FROM New Delhi Your fascinating Journey comes to an end, with long memories to carry with.

TOUR ENDS

“LURE OF JUNGLE”
For wildlife enthusiasts’ India has few equals. Corbett, to the north of Delhi, is one of India’s national parks with healthy population of tiger and elephant. Bandhavgarh is one of the few areas left in India where you have good chance to see the rare and endangered tiger in broad daylight. Wildlife areas alternate with the forts and palaces of Jaipur. The Taj Mahal of Agar and the exquisite erotic temples of Khajuraho.

NEWDELHI-CORBETT-JAIPUR-RANTHAMBORE-BHARATPUR-AGRA-BHANDAVGARHNEWDELHI. 04 NIGHTS IN NEW DELHI-02 NIGHTS IN CORBETT-02 NIGHTS IN JAIPUR-02 NIGHTS IN RANTHAMBORE- 01 NIGHT IN BHARATPUR – 02 NIGHTS IN AGRA-02 NIGHTS IN BANDHAVGARH-01 NIGHTS IN KHAJURAHO. DURATION: EX- NEW DELHI: 16 NIGHTS & 17 DAYS
DAY 01: ARRIVES NEW DELHI Arrival in New Delhi, India’s bustling capital. Afternoon explore the city, which would include QUTAB MINAR, LOTUS BHAI TEMPLE and HUMYUN’S TOMB. Today evening join in for a cocktail and dinner party hosted by the Tour Manager. DAY 02: New Delhi Morning tour the Old Delhi visiting RED FORT, JAMAMASJID, RAJ GHAT. Evening visit the “Bistro Village” to witness the panorama of India dances followed by a dinner party. DAY 03: New Delhi / CORBETT Morning drive through Utter Pradesh to the foothills of the Himalayans and to the Corbett National Park. It set in an untamed wooded valley through which the Ram Ganga River flows. DAY 04: CORBETT The land teems with animals, infinite in number and incredible in variety. Send a day on elephant back searching for wild life: Tigers and Leopards and their prey- Samba. Chital and Wild Boar. In the evening there are hoods of wildlife around the lake. Marsh Crocodiles and long nosed Gharial alligators, Espresso and sea Eagles, elephants and birds of all spices and colors that have made Corbett their home. DAY 05: CORBETT / New Delhi Drive back to New Delhi. After noon free. DAY 06: New Delhi / JAIPUR Morning drive downs of the “PINKCITY” of Jaipur, the first city of Rajasthan. A massive wall pierced by magnificent doorway girdles this carefully planned city. En-route stop outside the city of Amber where painted elephant will take you up to the fort.

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DAY 07: JAIPUR Morning tour of Jaipur visiting the City Palace Complex which includes the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) built in 1799, the Jantar Mantra observatory, which settle, equipped with ancient Instruments including a very accurate 90 foot sundial, and the Maharaja Saiwai Man Singh II Museum. Afternoon at leisure to visit perhaps some of the craft center. DAY08: JAIPUR / RANTHAMBORE Today drive to Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in the Rajasthan Hills. DAY 09: RANTHAMBORE Ranthambore is one of the few preserves where the tiger is of the seen in daylight; you’ll take thrilling jeep rides in the morning and evenings in search of wildlife. You sometimes chance upon these creatures, which are the embodiment of grace, fleet – footed and silent. In the afternoon explore Ranthambore’slakes on your own and visit the imposing Ranthambore Fort. DAY 10: RANTHAMBORE / BHARATPUR Morning drive to Bharatpur. One of the finest Bird Sanctuaries in the world, with over 300 species of birds. DAY 11: BHARATPUR / AGRA Rise early to see Bharatpur at its most glorious. You’ll see flocks of ducks, wide-peons, heron and spoonbill in graceful flight. In the afternoon leave for Agar, the last capital of the Mughal Empire in India. En-route visits the Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece of Muslim architecture unique in India since it is a nearly intact Mughal City. Continue to Agar. DAY 12: AGRA Morning we visit the Taj Mal, built by Shah Jana in the memory of his beloved queen: the Agar Fort and the itmad – ud – daulah’s Tomb. DAY 13: AGRA / BHADHAVGARH Board the morning flight to Khajuraho. Drive to Bandhavgarh National Park, dominated by ancient fort and specially noted for Tiger, Guar, Sloth Bear, Deer, Wild Boar and Antelope. The famous White Tigers of Rewa were found in the forests not far from Bandhavgarh. DAY14: BANDHAVGARH Full day for game viewing. DAY 15: BANDHAVGARH / KHAJURAHO Morning drive to Khajuraho. In the afternoon visit the magnificent cluster of richly decorated ancient temples built by the Chandelle Kings some 1000 years ago – which probably form one of the best examples of Indian Art. DAY 16: KHAJURAHO / New Delhi Board the flight to New Delhi, transfer to Hotel. Today evening Join in for a farewell dinner hosted by the Tour Manager. DAY 17: DEPARTURE New Delhi Your adventure related journey comes to a fascinating end. You carry with you long cherished memories of India.

TOUR ENDS

“HEART OF HERITAGE”
“A perfect blend of the more popular and the lesser–known, but equally magical, places in North and Central India. The tour unfolds a region inhibited by colorful people that are as varied as the land itself. Sights includes the grand palaces of Rajput Maharajas, the huge forts and fortress – palaces of Gwalior and Orchha, the exquisitely carved erotic temples of 10th century Chandelle Kings in Khajuraho, and the memorable bathing Ghats of Varanasi, on the banks of Holy Ganges.”

NEWDELHI-JAIPUR-AGRA-GWALIOR-KHAJURAHO-VARANASI-KATHMANDU-NEWDELHI. 02 NIGHTS IN NEW DELHI-02 NIGHTS IN JAIPUR-02 NIGHTS IN AGRA-01NIGHTS IN GWALIOR- 02 NIGHT IN VARANASI – 03NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU-02 NIGHTS IN KHAJURAHO. DURATION: EX- NEW DELHI: 14 NIGHTS & 15 DAYS
DAY 01: ARRIVES NEW DELHI Arrival in New Delhi, India’s bustling capital. Afternoon explore the city, which would include QUTAB MINAR, LOTUS BHAI TEMPLE and HUMYUN’S TOMB. Today evening join in for a cocktail and dinner party hosted by the Tour Manager. DAY 02: New Delhi / JAIPUR Morning drive to Jaipur, know as the ‘PINK CITY”, visiting en route Amber and taking elephant ride to the hill top fort. DAY 03: JAIPUR

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This morning tour Jaipur visiting the City Palace Complex, which includes the hawa Mahal (Palace of winds), the Jantar mantra Observed and the Maharaja Swami ManSingh II museum. Afternoon at leisure, to visit the many Craft Centers at Sanganer Gate. DAY 04: JAIPUR /AGRA Morning drive to Agar visiting en-route Fatehpur Sikri, a well preserved Mughal City. Built by Akbar around 1570, the city was abandoned a few years later, because of shortage of water. Agar was the capital of Mughal Empire in the 16th and the 17th centuries. DAY 05: AGRA This morning visit the Taj Mahal built by Emperor Shah Jahan, as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal. Also visit the Agar Fort, where Shah Jahan was held prisoner for the last years of his life by his son Aurangzeb, and the tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah. DAY 06: AGRA / GWALIOR Depart by the “Shatabadi Express” train at0815 hours. Established in the 8th century, Gwalior is noted for its large hilltop fort, which contains the 15th century palaces of Raja Man Singh and the Telika-Mandir temple. Gwalior is an important center of India Classical Music. Optional evening sound and light show at the Gwalior Fort. DAY 07: GWALIOR / KHAJURAHO Morning train to Jhansi and drive to the medieval city of Orchha. Situated on the banks of Betwa River, Orchha is the former capital of the Bundle Rajputs and has been left virtually undisturbed by time. Continue on to Khajuraho. DAY08: KHAJURAHO Morning visit the Magnificent Chandelle Temples that form probably one of the bet examples of Indian Art. Royal artisans sculptured these masterpieces in stone some 1000 years ago ad frequently depicts erotic themes. Afternoon free to visit the temples at your leisure. DAY 09: KHAJURAHO / VARANASI Morning drive to Varanasi. DAY 10: VARANASI Early morning boat rides of the Ganges to view the sunrise and to see the rituals that take place along the Ghats (waterside steps). Afternoon visit Sarnath, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, to see the Chinese and the Buddhist temples and Sarnath Museum. DAY 11: VARANASI / KATHMANDU Fly to Katmandu, the capital of Nepal. Afternoon tour to the city including the kasha Mandate, the temples of the living Goddess, and the Swayambhunath Stupa. DAY 12: KATHMANDU On day 12th we drive to Nagarokot to view the sunrise over the Himalayan range. Then tour the medieval city of Bhaktapur, with its elaborately carved temples, ad bodhnath, one of the world’s largest Buddhist Shrines. DAY 13: KATHMANDU Morning tour of Paten, famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples visit Durban square, where most of the building have intricate woodwork and were built in the 17th century by the malls Kings. DAY14: KATHMANDU / New Delhi Fly day at leisure. This evening your Tour Manager will host a farewell Dinner Party. DAY 15: DEPARTURE New Delhi Your fascinating journey comes to an end as you board your flight back home, taking with your memories that will last a lifetime.

TOUR ENDS

“MYSTIC OF SOUTH INDIA ”
“The southern parts of peninsular India due to their isolation from the waves of foreign invasions and dynastic upheavals in the vibrant Dravidian cultures. A land of vivid color, palm fringed beach, hill station, spectacular temples, backwater cruises and friendly people.”

MUMBAI – BANGALORE – HASSAN – MYSORE – CHENNAI -MADURAI-COCHIN-GAOMUMBAI. 02 NIGHTS IN MUMBAI-02 NIGHTS IN BANGALORE-01 NIGHTS IN HASSAN-01NIGHTS IN MYSORE-03NIGHT IN CHENNAI–02NIGHTS IN MADURAI-02 NIGHTS IN COCHIN-02 NIGHT IN GAO. DURATION: EX- NEW DELHI: 15 NIGHTS & 16 DAYS
DAY 01: ARRIVE MUMBAI Mumbai is India’s most Cosmopolitan City. A survey of the city includes the British built arch in commemoration of the visit of King George V in 1911. The hanging garden, haji Ali’s Tomb, Malabar Hills and the stately domed Prince of Wales Museum. This evening your tour Manager will host a get-together Cocktail and Dinner Party.

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DAY 02: MUMBAI /BANGALORE Just off Mumbai Harbor lies Elephant Island with its 7 th century temples cut into rock. Visit the island by motor launch, which departs from the Gateway of India. The gateway now one of Mumbai’s best-known landmarks, was built to commemorate the visit of King George V. Return in time for Lunch. Afternoon at leisure. This evening fly to Bangalore. DAY 03: BANGALORE Popularly known as the Garden City. It is well known for its botanical garden and colorful markets. Besides visit the Tipu Sultan Fort and Bull Temple. DAY 04: BANGALOR / HASSAN Early departure to visit the hoysala temples at Belur and Halebid. Also visit en-route Sravanabelgola, with its huge status of Gomateshwara carved out of a single piece of rock. DAY 05: HASSAN /MYSORE Morning leave for Mysore, a princely state with many palaces. Afternoon visit the Brindavan Gardens with their intricate network of fountains beautifully illuminated at night. DAY 06: MYSORE / CHENNAI An afternoon flight takes you to Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal. Chennai a gateway to Southern India traces its origin to 1639 AD. When the British East India Company built an outpost. Fort Street George, near the tiny fishing village of Madras Putnam. DAY 07: CHENNAI EXCURSION TRIP TO MAHABALIPURAM: Today’s drive is along the tropical coast road to Mahabalipuram “City of the seven pagodas” a 7 th century seaside town noted for its monolithic on moments and marvelous stone sculptures. The “penance of Bhaghirata” reputedly the world’s largest bas-reliefs and the fall, lovely Shore Temple are haunting treasures of the Pallava Empire. DAY08: CHENNAI A tour of Chennai includes Fort St. George, the church of St. Mary, consecrated in 1680, is the oldest Anglican Church in India, and the Museum. The 16 century Portuguese Colony of San Thomas and its fine old cathedral are closely associated with the legend of St. Thomas, one of the a post is of Lord Christ. DAY 09: CHENNAI /MADURAI Take a short flight to the pilgrim center of Madurai where the gigantic Meenakshi Temple hums with the prince of thousands of pilgrim who thronged there every day. DAY 10: MADURAI Today you’ll explore the intricacies of the Meenakshi Temple, which is actually a complex pf several temple, each with its own charm and character, yet blending beautifully with the other. The dancing, singing and countless religious procession which wend there way through the streets of Madera are a feature that dates back to time immemorial. DAY 11: MADURAI / CHENNAI / COCHIN Fly via Chennai across the Southern India peninsula to the port city of Cochin, a city of waterways and bridges. You stay on Wilmington Island at the Malabar Hotel. Visit the Portuguese Church built by St. Francis in 1562. The Jewish Synagogue of 1567 and the famed Mattancherry palace. DAY 12: COCHIN Cochin is linked with the rest as the state through the “Backwaters” a series of canals and lagoons snaking their way through several tiny villages and overhung with a profusion of tropical vegetation. Explore these waterways by boat cruise. Stopping from time to seethe life on the shore. DAY 13: COCHIN / GAO GAO-the former Portuguese colony offers some of the best-unspoiled and secluded beaches in South Asia. You’ll fly there and stay at Fort Iguana Beach Resort. DAY14: GAO A tour of old GAO takes you to the Patriarch’s Palace: Dona Paula Beach, to view the India’s largest natural harbor and the old town to see the Basilica of Born Jesus where the body of St. Francis Savior is enshrined. The missionary work of St. Francis is Roman Catholic. DAY15: GAO / MUMBAI This morning you will visit the temples of Ponda. These Hindu Temples were set back in the hilly, wooded areas to escape the wrath of the Portuguese. In the afternoon board flight toMumbai. Today evening our Tour manager will host a fare well dinner. DAY 16: DEPARTURE MUMBAI Your fascinating journey comes to an end as you board your flight back home, taking with your memories that will last a lifetime.

TOUR ENDS

“MYSTIC OF BEACH TOUR – I”
“Delhi is the capital of India and its third largest city. The city actually consists of two parts old Delhi was the capital of Muslim India between the 17th and 19th centuries. In old Delhi you will find many mosques,

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monuments and forts relating to India’s Muslim history. The other Delhi is New Delhi, the Imperial city created as the capital of the India by the British. It is a specious open city and contains many embassies and government buildings.

NEW Delhi – MUMBAI – GOA –CHENNAI – New Delhi. 02 NIGHTS IN NEW DELHI – 02 NIGHTS IN MUMBAI –04 NIGHTS IN GOA – 04 NIGHTS IN CHENNAI. DURATION: 12 NIGHTS& 13 DAYS
DAY 01: ARRIVE NEW DELHI Arrival in New Delhi, India’s bustling capital. Afternoon explore the city, which would include QUTAB MINAR, LOTUS BHAI TEMPLE, AND THE HUMAYUN’S TOMB. DAY 02: New Delhi / MUMBAI Morning Delhi local sight seeing. INDRA GANDHI MUSEUM, TEEN MURTI BHAWAN, BIRLA HOUSE, GANDHI JEE RESIDENCE, AND RAJ GHAT. Evening arrive Mumbai by flight. DAY 03: MUMBAI Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra and the economic powerhouse of India. It’s an exhilarating city, fuelled by entrepreneurial energy, determination and dreams. Compared to the torpor of the rest of India, it can seem like a foreign country. Mumbai is India most Cosmopolitan City. A survey of the city includes the British built arch in commemoration of the visit of King George V in 1911, the Hanging Garden, Haji Ali’s Tomb, Malabar Hills and the stately domed printed of wale Museum. DAY 04: MUMBAI / GOA Arrive in Goa. The former Portuguese enclave of Goa. One of India’s Gems has enjoyed a prominent place in the traveler’s lexicon for many years. The main reason for this is its magnificent palm fringed beaches and renowned traveler’s scene. Yet it offers much more than just the hedonism of sun, sand and sea Goa has a character quit distinct from the rest of India. Despite more than three decades of liberation from Portuguese colonial rule. Roman Catholicism remains a major religion in Goa. Skirts far out number series, and the people display an easy –going tropical indulgence, humor and civility, which you’ll find hard to beat, even in Kerala. DAY 05 TO 08: GOA 04 Nights & 05 Days in Goa and all Beach and all Local Sight Seeing of Goa. DAY 08: GOA / CHENNAI The southern state of Tamil Nada is the most “Indian” part of India. The Aryans never brought their meateating influence to the far south, so this is the home of Indian Vegetarianism. The early Muslim invaders and the later Mughal made only quick forays into the region, so Hindu architecture is at its most vigorous while Muslim architecture is virtually none existent. Even the British influence was a minor one, despite the fact that Madras (Now Chennai) was their earliest real foothold on the subcontinent. DAY 09 TO 12: CHENNAI Stay at Beach Are at V.G.P. Golden Beach. DAY 12: CHENNAI / New Delhi Arrive New Delhi. DAY 13: New Delhi Your fascinating journey comes to an end as you board your flight back home, taking with your memories that will last a lifetime.

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“MYSTIC OF BEACH TOUR – II”
“Delhi is the capital of India and its third largest city. The city actually consists of two parts old Delhi was the capital of Muslim India between the 17th and 19th centuries. In old Delhi you will find many mosques, monuments and forts relating to India’s Muslim history. The other Delhi is New Delhi, the Imperial city created as the capital of the India by the British. It is a specious open city and contains many embassies and government buildings.

NEW Delhi –GOA– New Delhi. DURATION: 06NIGHTS& 07DAYS
DAY 01: ARRIVE NEW DELHI Arrival in New Delhi, India’s bustling capital. Afternoon explore the city, which would include QUTAB MINAR, LOTUS BHAI TEMPLE, AND THE HUMAYUN’S TOMB. DAY 02: New Delhi / GOA Arrive in Goa. The former Portuguese enclave of Goa. One of India’s gems has enjoyed a prominent place in the traveler’s lexicon for many years. The main reason for this is its magnificent palm fringed beaches and

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renowned traveler’s scene. Yet it offers much more than just the hedonism of sun, sand and sea Goa has a character quit distinct from the rest of India. Despite more than three decades of liberation from Portuguese colonial rule. Roman Catholicism remains a major religion in Goa. Skirts far out number series, and the people display an easy –going tropical indulgence, Humor and civility, which you’ll find hard to beat, even in Kerala. DAY 02TO 06: GOA 04 Nights & 05 Days in Goa and all Beach and all Local Sight Seeing of Goa. DAY 06: GOA / New Delhi Arrive in New Delhi. DAY 07: New Delhi Your fascinating journey comes to an end as you board your flight back home, taking with your memories that will last a lifetime.

TOUR ENDS

“HIMALAYAN VISION OF KTM”
We welcome you to Nepal, a country with sights and interests for all seasons. We sure you will find this one of the most fascinate countries. You have ever visited with the world’s tallest peaks vast expanses of preserved wildness in National Parks, ancient cities with Pagoda Temples and the warm hospitality of Nepal people.

NEW Delhi–KATHMANDU–CHITWAN-NEW DELHI. DURATION: 06NIGHTS& 07DAYS
DAY 01: ARRIVE NEW DELHI / KATHMANDU Arrival in New Delhi, transfer to departure section to Board a flight for Nepal. On arrival in Nepal transfer to Hotel. DAY 02 & 3: KATHMANDU Full sight seeing of Katmandu. DAY 04: KATHMANDU / CHITWAN Rest in hotel DAY 05: CHITWAN After early breakfast drive to “SAURAHA”Royal Chitwan NationalPark to enjoy elephant safari and cone ride etc. Lunch (Nepal or Continental Style) will be served in the Jungles lodge. DAY 06: CHITWAN / KATHMANDU /New Delhi Departure from Chitwan towards Katmandu by Air. Transfer to Departure Section to board a flight for New Delhi DAY 07: New Delhi Your fascinating journey comes to an end as you board your flight back home, taking with your memories that will last a lifetime.

TOUR ENDS

BUDDHIST CIRCUIT IN INDIA
DURATION: 14 NIGHTS & 15 DAYS
DAY 01: New Delhi Arrive New Delhi and transfer to HOTEL PAULS COURT. After break fast leave for New Delhi Local Sight Seeing QUTAB MINAR – LOTUS TEMPLE – RAJ GHAT – RED FORT – BIRLA HOUSE – TEEN MURTI BHAWAN – INDIRA GANDHI MUSEUM – BIRLA MANDIR – PARLIAMENT HOUSE – PRESIDENT HOUSE – INDIA GATE. Evening Shopping at Karol Bagh Market. DAY 02: New Delhi – AGRA (220 KMS) 04 HRS DRIVE Early departure towards Agra by Shatabdi Express On arrival Agra transfers to HOTEL ATITHI. After fleshing up proceed towards Agra Local Sight seeing FATEHPUR SIRKI – AGRA FORT – TAJ MAHAL FOR SUN SET. DAY 03: AGRA – VARANSI (600 KMS) 12 HRS DRIVE Early morning wakeup call at 0515hrs and proceed towards TAJ MAHAL FOR SUN RISE. After breakfast leave for Varansi. On arrival Varansi transfer to HOTEL PALLAVI INTERNATIONAL. DAY 04: VARANSI – SARNATH – VARANSI After Break fast leave for Sarnath Local Sight seeing. SARNATH is about 20 kms from the holy city of Varansi, where more than 2,500 years ago Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon, after attaining Nirvana. The five disciples Who had followed him were surprised to see the mesmerizing glowing countenance of Buddha, who convinced them and delivered the first sermon before them, now termed Dharamachakra Pravartan. This set in motion the great Buddhist tradition of the Sangha, for popularizing the teachings of the great ascetic, worldwide.

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Gautam Buddha with his five disciples formed the first Sangha along with Yasa of Varanasi and his 54 friends. The beginning of the celebrated Mantra, ‘Buddham Sharanam Gachhami’, owes its Origin to Sarnath. The three Jewels “I go for refuge to the Buddha, I go for refuge to the wheel of Law, I go for refuge to the Sangha” First laid down here, have remained unchanged ever since. Hence rightly, every Buddhist Pilgrim after Bodhgaya endeavors to be blessed with a visit to Sarnath in his lifetime. DHAMEKH STUPA bears particular significance at Sarnath as it signifies the “seat of the holy Buddha”, as he proclaimed his faith. It is about 34 meters. In height and including the foundations, it can be measured up to 42 meters. Besides Dhamekh Stupa, Sarnath also has the ruins of Dharmajajika Stupa and that of the original Mulgandhakui Temple that according to Hieum Tsang was about 61 meters. High. Buddha is said to have rested and meditated here while in Sarnath. Emperor Ashoka (273 – 232 B.C.) converted to Buddhism after the kalinga War and also visited Saranth. A smooth glistening stone pillar, called the Ashokla Pillar commemorates his visit and laid the foundation of the Buddhist Sangha here. The Lion Capital on top of this pillar is now the National Emblem of India. The Chaukhandi Stupa was originally a terraced temple during the Gupta period (4 th to 6th century). However in 1588 A.D., Govardhan, the son of Raja Todarmal, built an octagonal tower to commemorate the visit of Humayun – father of Akbar. Govadhan later went on to become the Governor under Akbar’s rule. Similarly Akbar, the great Mughal Emperor who revered all religions alike, raised the Chaukhandi Stupa in 1555 A.D. DAY 05: VARANSI – BODHGAYA (200 KMS) 03 HRS DRIVE After Break fast leave for Bodhgaya. On arrival transfer to Hotel Bodhgaya Ashok. Evening visit to Bodhgaya Shopping. BODHGAYA in the state of Bihar, reckoned as the most important Buddhist pilgrimage center, is the place where Lord Sakyamuni (Gautam Buddha) entered into meditation after being moved by the sufferings of mankind. The giant Bodhi Tree (Peepal) that we see today is believed to have grown from the original Bodhi Tree under which, sitting on the raised platform, prince Siddharth meditated and finally attained Nirvana. Then there is Chaukramana, the Jewel Walk, where it is believed that the Buddha strolled while in deep thought. The magnificent Maha Bodhi temple in Bodhgaya is an architectural amalgamation of many cultures. The temple bears the stamp of the architecture of the Gupta Dynasty and subsequent ages. On the walls of the temple, one sees Buddha carved in different aspects, and in the sanctum sanctorum, a colossal Buddha, is seen touching the ground, which has mythological significance in the Buddhist lores. The temple carries inscriptions recording the visits of pilgrims from Sri Lanka, China and Mayanmar in the 7 th and 10th centuries A.D. Hieun Tsang, the Chinese traveler, also visited the temple in the 7th century. OTHER PALCES OF INTEREST Adjacent to the Mahabodhi temple is the Shaivite Monastery that has a cluster of four temples. Surrounded by enchanting greenery and marked by architectural marvels, these temples have several samadhis (commemorative stones) in their vicinity. Just across are a number of cells, meant for residential purposes of monks. Not far from the Shaivite Monastery is the Jagannath Temple, which is dedicated to lord Shiva, and has the statue of the deity, carved in glistening black stone. DAY 06: BODHGAYA - NALANDA – RAJGIR – BODHGAYA NALANDA 110 kms North of Bodhgaya literally means the place that confers the lotus. It was one of the oldest universities of the world. It have nine million books, ten thousand students, two thousand teachers and was a center of great learning which reached its zenith between 5th and 12th century A.D. Both Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavira visited this place. Emperor Ashoka built a Vihara, while emperor Harshvaardhan donated a 26mtrs. High copper image of Buddha and Emperor Kumar Gupta built a college of fine arts. In 1951, an international center for Buddhist Studies was established in Nalanda. Nava Nalanda Vihar, 02 kms from here, is a similar institution. RAJGIR meaning ”The Royal Palace”, {Raja Griha} lies 12 kms south of Patna. Rajgir is a site of great sanctity and significance for Buddhists. The Gridhakuta Hill, in Rajgir, was the seat from where Buddha delivered many of his sermons. It was here that the teachings of Buddha were recorded in writing for the first time. An aerial ropeway takes visitors up the hill where the Japanese have built a beautiful Stupa. Many sites of historical and archaeological significance surround the holy city of Rajgir. Bimbisara Jail reminds one of the devoted Mauryan King Bimbisara (5th – 6th century B.C.) who, being a Buddhist, chose this as a place to spend his last days. From here he could see Buddha climbing up the Grihakuta Hill to do his meditation. Ajatashatru’s Fort is another place of tourist attraction. The sculpture which depicts the

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‘Parinirvana’, or the ‘great cessation’ of Buddha is another monument of artistic and historical importance. It shows the Buddha lying on his right side with the right forearm resting under his head to commemorate the final salvation or ‘Mukti’, of the great founder of the Buddhist Faith. Other prominent sites of important at Rajgir include Saptdhara, the hot springs which supposedly have healing powers; Venuvan Vihara, the residence built by the king Bimbisara for Buddha; Jivaka’s Mango Grove, residence of an ardent Buddhist follower, Jivak who was a surgeon; and the Karanda Tank, bathing site of Lord Buddha. Also the first Buddhist Council was convened here, at the Mahaparinirvana of Buddha. Patna lies 102 kms from here and 34 kms from here are Gaya. DAY 07: BODHGAYA Whole day Bodhgaya Local Sight Seeing. DAY 08: BODHGAYA - VARANSI Arrive Varansi and transfer to Hotel Pallavi International. After Lunch leave for Varansi Local Sight Seeing. DAY 09: VARANSI - GORAKHPUR (425 KMS) 09 HRS DRIVE After breakfast leave for Gorakhpur. On arrival at Gorakhpur transfer to HOTEL BOBINA. DAY 10: GORAKHPUR - KUSHINAGAR - GORAKHPUR KUSHINAGAR (Kushinara of Yore) is a revered place for Buddhist pilgrims, 55 Kms away from Gorakpur. It was here that the Tathagata, the reciter of truth, breathed his last with the last words, “Behold now, brethren, I exhort you, saying, decay is inherent in all component thing! Work out your salvation with diligence!” A temple dedicated to the event – the Mahaparinirvana temple today stands amidst a serene ‘sal’ grove…. As if still reminiscing the great demise. The huge statue of the Reclining Buddha, excavated in 1876 at the temple, is one of the most momentous of all sights for the devout. A devout monk, Haribala brought it from Mathura, during the reign of King Kumara Gupta in the 5th century A.D. The whole of Kushinagar, since the Mahaparinirvana of Gautam Buddha, was turned into a memorial site with stupas including the relic stupa-Mukutbandhana and Gupta period Chaitayas and Viharas, built by the devout kings, The Chinese travelers FAA Hein, Hieun Tsang and T. Issuing visited Kushinagar during different centuries and recorded a graphic account of the place which later fell to bad times, due to lack of patronage. These recording provided the vital clues for excavations done centuries later by Sir Alexander Cunningham. The visiting sites of Kushinagar fall in three categories: The Mahaparinirvana Temple, commemorating the place of the great decease with a reclining statue of Lord Buddha; Mata Kunwar Shrine contains a 10th century blue Schist image of Buddha and; Rambhar Stupa, which is supposedly the spot where Lord Buddha was cremated and his relics divided into eight equal parts. Apart from this, a Chinese Temple, a Buddhist Temple a Tibetan Temple and the Indo-Japan-Srilanka Buddhist Center hold significant religious value for pilgrims. DAY 11: GORAKHPUR - KAPILAVASTU – GORAKHPUR GORAKHPUR: 110kms from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Kapilavastu (piprahwa) on the Gorakhpur Gonda loop – line with Naugarh (35kms) is the nearest railway station. The Capital City of the Sakya clan, and one of the earliest republics, it was in Kapilavastu’s opulent environs, that the holy soul of prince Siddharth (Gautam Buddha) spent his childhood. Here he saw sorrow and pain, disease and death. Then, finally when he saw a radiant happy Sadhu who had conquered all these, he decided to renounce all worldly riches and pleasures to seek truth and embark on the path of salvation. The place holds significant value for Buddhist pilgrims and has several Stupas. The archaeological excavations have revealed stone caskets containing relics believed to be that of Buddha’s. DAY 12: GORAKHPUR – LUCKNOW (250 KMS) 05HRS DRIVE After breakfast leave for Lucknow. On arrival transfer to PRESIDENCY INN. DAY 13: LUCKNOW After breakfast leave for Lucknow Local Sight Seeing. DAY 14: LUCKNOW – New Delhi (500 KMS) 10HRS DRIVE After Breakfast leave for New Delhi. On arrival transfer to HOTEL PAULS COURTS. DAY 15: New Delhi Transfer to Airport / Railway station. TOUR ENDS

KULLU VALLEY
NEW Delhi - KULLU - MANALI - New Delhi DURATION: 04 NIGHTS /05 DAYS
DAY 01: Depart by Flight for Kullu from New Delhi. Transfer from Kullu Airport. Check in at Hotel Manali Ashok (ITDC). Have Lunch at Hotel. Rest of the day at Leisure. Overnight Dinner and Bonfire at Hotel. DAY 02: After Breakfast leave for full day Local Sight Seeing of Manali. Visit Hadiamba Devi Temple, Club House, Tibetan Monastery and Vashist Hot Water Springs (Enjoy Hot Water Sulphur Bath.) Return for Lunch to Hotel. After Lunch relax. O/N Dinner & Bonfire at Hotel.

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DAY 03: After Breakfast leave for full day Local Sight Seeing of Rohtang Pass (Snow Point) with Packed Lunch on way. Return in the Evening. O/N Dinner & Bonfire at Hotel. DAY 04: After Breakfast leave for Kullu Local sightseeing. Visit to Manikaran (famous for Hot Water Springs) Lunch at HPTDC Hotel at Manikaran. After Lunch Leave towards Bhutar to do Local Shopping at J.J. Shopping Complex. Evening visit at Jai Matt DI Temple. O/N Dinner at Hotel. DAY 05: After Breakfast leave for Kullu Airport to Connect Flight to New Delhi.

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HIMALAYAN SPECTRUM
NEW Delhi - SHIMLA - KULLU - MANALI –New Delhi DURATION: 07Nights & 08 Days
DAY 01: Pick up from Delhi Airport /Railway Station and transfer by CAR from Delhi to Shimla. Stop for Lunch en route at Kingfisher Ambala. Drive on & Visit Pincer Garden & proceed to Shimla. Check in at Hotel East Brunei or similar. DAY 02: Full day Local Sight Seeing of Shimla by CAR Visit Wild Flower Hall, Kefir, Indoor Holiday Home and Fagu. Stop for Lunch at Gables Resorts / Kefir Holiday Resorts. Proceed to Macabre, Crignanao, Fruit Research Station, and Naldehra & in the evening visit Shimla City. O/N at Hotel. DAY 03: Full day at leisure. Car at disposal. Overnight at Hotel. DAY 04: Leave Shimla by Car for Manila. Stop for Lunch at Hotel Visio Resorts and proceed to Manila. Check in Hotel Manila Ashok. DAY 05: Local Sight Seeing Manila by Car Visiting Hadiamba Temple / Clubhouse / Log Huts / Vashist Bath (have a luxurious Sulfur water bath) / Tibetan Monastery. O/N at Hotel. DAY 06: Full day trip to Rohtang Pass en route visit Nehru Kund / Rahla Falls / Rani Nallah and Marhi. Overnight at hotel. DAY 07: Full day Local Sight Seeing of Manikaran famous for Sulfur Water Springs. O/N at hotel. DAY 08: Leave early morning Manila and arrive New Delhi after 14 hrs Drive.

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SPECIAL SUPER HOILDAY
DELHI - SHIMLA -KULLU - MANALI - DELHI DURATION: 07 NIGHTS / 08 DAYS
DAY O1: Pick up from Delhi Airport or Railway Station and transfer by Car from Delhi to Shimla and arrive at Hotel Surya. O/N at Hotel. DAY 02: Full day Local Sight Seeing by Car Visit Wild Flower Hall, Kefir, Indoor Holiday Home, Fagu, Mashobra, and Naldehra. Overnight at Hotel. DAY 03: Leave Shimla by Car for Manila and Visit Kullu En route. Transfer to Hotel Mohan Palace. DAY 04: Half-day Local Sight Seeing of Manila by Car. Hadiamba Devil Temple, Club House, Log Huts, Vashist Bath Tibetan Monastery. Evening Free, O/N at Hotel. DAY 05: Full day trip to Rohtang Pass en route visit Nehru Kund, Rahla Falls, Rani Nallah and Marhi. O/N at hotel. DAY 06: Free day. O/N at Hotel. DAY 07: Leave Manila after Breakfast towards Chandigarh for O/N stay at Hotel Maya Palace. DAY 08: After Break Fast Leave Local Sight Seeing at Chandigarh. Rock Garden / Rose Garden and leave for New Delhi.

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TRANS - HIMALAYAN JEEP SAFARI
SEASON: JUNE TO SEPTEMBER DELHI - SHIMLA - SARAHAN - SANGLA VALLEY - KALPA - PUH - NAKO - TABO - KAZA GRAMPU - MANALI - PINJOR - CHANDIGARH - DELHI. DURATION: 15 NIGHTS & 16 DAYS
DAY 01: New Delhi - SHIMLA Pick up from Delhi Airport or Railway Station by Tata Sumo from Delhi to Shimla. Stop for lunch at Kingfisher Ambala. Drive on & visit Pinjore Garden & proceed to Shimla. Check in at Hotel East Brownie. DAY 02: SHIMLA Full day local sight seeing of Shimla by car visits Wild Flower Hall, Kefir, Macabre & Naldhera. Overnight at hotel. DAY 03: SHIMLA - SARAHAN Leave after break fast towards Saharan. Takes about 09 hours from Shimla to Saharan visit the famous Bhimakali temple and overnight at hotel. DAY 04: SARAHAN - SANGLA VALLEY Leave after Sunrise, towards Sangla Valley. Overnight at Banjara Camp. DAY 05: SANGLA - CHITKUL Leave after Breakfast towards CHITKUL. The last and the highest village in this valley, Chitkul, 26kms from Sangla, are noted for its alpine meadows and snows capes.

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DAY 06: SANGLA Small trek near by place. DAY 07: SANGLA - KALPA Leave after Lunch towards Kalpa. Beyond Recong Pee (14kms from Powari), on the link road, is the main village of the district - Kalpa. Across the river, facing Kalpa is the majesty of the Kinner Kailash range. They are a spectacular sight early in the morning, as the rising sun touches the snowy peaks with crimson and gold light. DAY 08: KALPA / PUH / NAKO/TABO Leave after Breakfast towards Pooh. Lush green fields, orchards of apricot, vineyards and groves of almond trees, are to be seen on the route to Pooh. After lunch leave for Naka. A little off the N.H.22 along a link road just short of Yangthang is the scenic village of Naka, the largest village in the desolate Hang rang Valley. A little lake reflects the stark grandeur of the surrounding hills. Evening arrive at Taboo. DAY 09: TABO On the left bank of the River Spiti not far from Sumdo, high mountains surround Taboo. The thousand-year-old Taboo Gompa, which was established by the legendary Richen Tsangpo, is considered next in importance only to the Tooling Gompa in Tibet. Richly decorated with murals and painted stucco, the monastery has priceless collections of manuscripts and thanks. DAY 10: TABO / KAZA After Breakfast leave for Kaza. DAY 11: KAZA A little deeper along the valley is Kaza, noted for its historic KYI GOMPA. Located 11kms from KAZA, at an altitude of 4,160m, the splendid monastery - a cluster of white, flat roofed structures high up on a hill is very much like a fort. Over 200 monks reside at Ky. the largest gompa in this part of the country. Established in the 14 th century, it has breathtaking murals and a valuable collection of 'Changer' - ancient Buddhist texts. DAY 12: KAZA / MANALI. Leave after Breakfast towards Manila. En route stop over at Rohtang Pass. Arrive Manila in the evening check in Hotel Manila Ashok. DAY 13: MANALI Leave after Break towards Manila Local Sight Seeing. Hadiamba Devi Temple, Club House, Log Huts & Vaishist Hot Water Bath. In the evening shopping at The Mall. DAY 14: MANALI Free day & overnight at Hotel. DAY 15: MANALI - KULLU - CHANDIGARH Leave after Breakfast towards Kullu. En route visit temple at Kullu Valley. After Lunch leave for Chandigarh. Check in at Hotel Maya Palace. DAY 16: CHANDIGARH - New Delhi After Break fast leave for Half day Local Sight seeing of Chandigarh. After Lunch leave for New Delhi.

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SUTLEJ TRAIL
Delhi - Shimla - Saharan - Sangla Valley - Kalpa - Rampur - Mandi - Bhutar - Manikaran Kullu - Manila - Rohtang Pass - Chandigarh - Delhi. DURATION: 13 NIGHTS & 14 DAYS
DAY 01: New Delhi - SHIMLA Pick up from Delhi Airport or Railway Station and transfer by Car from Delhi to Shimla. Stop for lunch en route at Kingfisher. Drive on & visit Pinafore Garden & proceed to Kefir. Check in at Kefir Holiday Resort or similar. DAY 02: SHIMLA Full day Local Sight Seeing of Shimla. Jakhoo hill, Chail, The Mall. DAY 03: SHIMLA - SARAHAN Takes about 09 hours from Shimla to Saharan visit the famous Bhimakali Temple and Overnight in Hotel. DAY 04: SARAHAN - SANGLA Takes about 04 hours from Saharan to Sangla Valley. Arrive transfer to Banjara Camp. Evening Join for Bonfire. DAY 05: SANGLA VALLEY - CHITKUL Leave after breakfast towards Chitkul. Chitkul (3450m) is the highest village in the Sangla Valley. It consists of around 20 houses and a police check post where you are required to register and produce your passport. DAY 06: SANGLA – KALPA Leave after breakfast towards Kalpa. Drive 03 hours between Sangla to Kalpa, With all the majestic of the 4,573m high Kinner Kailash in direct vision, Recong Peo is Kinner’s new district headquarters. By Kinner Kailash’s side is a 79-foot-high rock formation that resembles a Shoveling; it changes color as the day passes. A few hundred Meters higher than Recong Peo and 12 km by road is Kalpa, the old headquarters. The rest houses are here-= as is a seasonal camp. And, for the local flavor, if you will, This is a far better place. The villages of Kothi and Kalpa form a contiguous boundarywith Recong Peo. Kalpa’s temples are fascinating and the Narayan-Nagini temple is an exemplary piece of Kinnauri

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workmanship. At hand is a Monastery built a few years ago- where His Holiness the Dalai Lama conducted a Kalchakra ceremony? Kalpa or Recong Peo can be another stopover, or the base for the region’s several treks- including the Kinner Kailash Parikrama, which takes about a week. If driving, it is also wise to fill your tank here, or at Powari on the national highway. There is no petrol station after this till Kaza. DAY 07: SANGLA / MANDI Leave after Breakfast towards Mandi. Drive 300kms from Sangla to Mandi drive time 12hours. Arrive Mandi transfer to Hotel Visio Resorts. DAY 08: MANDI / REWALSAR / MANDI Half day Local Sight Seeing at Mandi. Rewalsar 24kms. Equally sacred to the Hindus, Buddhists and the Sikhs, it was from here that Padmasambhava, (AD 750-800) a zealous teacher and missionary left for Tibet to preach the doctrine of the Enlightened one. Buddhists from Lahaul and Spiti and Ladakh make special pilgrimage in February – March. A fair is held in honor of Lomas Rishi on April13 every year. A simple stone structure associated with Guru Gobind Singh stands 150m above the lake. The lake, with floating islands, is said to contain spirits of departed saints and is highly revered by the people. DAY 09: MANDI / MANIKARAN / BHUTAR Leave after Breakfast towards Manikaran. Drive 100kms towards Manikaran driving time 04hours. On the trekking route to Pulga and Pin Parvati Pass, Manikaran is famous for its hot springs. Thousands of people take a dip in its hot waters. The water is so hot that dal (pulses), rice etc., can be boiled in it. It is also a well-known pilgrimage center and there is an ancient Hindu Temple and a gurdwara here. According to a legend, Manikaran is also associated with Lord Shiva and his divine consort, Parvati, who lost and recovered her earring here. After Lunch leave for Bhutar stay at Hotel Amit. Evening shopping at J.J.Shopping Complex. DAY 10: BHUTAR / MANALI Leave after Breakfast towards Manila. Drive 60kms from Bhutar to Manila. Arrive transfer to Hotel Manila Ashok. After Lunch leave for Halfway Local Sight Seeing towards Manila. HADIMBA DEVI TEMPLE, TIBETAN MONASTERY, VASHIST AND IN THE EVENING SHOPPING AT THE MALL. DAY 11: MANALI Leave after breakfast towards Rohtang Pass. Drive 55kms from Hotel to Rohtang Pass Whole day Sight seeing. DAY 12: MANALI Whole day free. Car at your disposal. DAY 13: MANALI / CHANDIGARH Leave after breakfast towards Chandigarh. Drive 325kms toChandigarh from Manila. Arrive transfer to Hotel Maya Palace. DAY 14: CHANDIGARH / New Delhi Half-day Local sight seeing at Chandigarh. ROCK GARDEN, SUKHNA LAKE AND ROSE GARDEN. After lunch leave for New Delhi.

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SIMLA SOJOURN
NEW Delhi / TIMBER TRIAL / SHIMLA / TATTAPANI / KARSOG / MANDI /BHUTAR / MANIKARAN / MANALI / CHANDIGARH / New Delhi. DUARTION: 10 Nights & 11 Days
DAY 01: New Delhi / TIMBER TRAIL Pick up from Airport or Railway Station and proceeds towards Timber Trail, en routes Lunch at Kingfisher at Ambala. Arrive Timber Trail and proceed to Room. DAY 02: TIMBER TRAIL / CHAIL Leave after Breakfast towards Chail. Overnight stay Chail Palace. DAY 03: CHAIL / KUFRI Leave after Lunch to Kefir and stay at Kefir Holiday Resorts DAY 04: KUFRI Half day Local sight of Shimla. DAY 05: KUFRI / TATTAPANI / KARSOG. Leave after Breakfast towards Tattapani. Tattapani situated on the bank of river Sutlej, it is well known for its hot springs. After Lunch leave for Carson for overnight stay. DAY 06: KARSOG / BHUTAR Leave after breakfast towards Bhutar. On arrive transfer to Hotel Amit. For overnight stay. DAY 07: BHUTAR / MANIKARAN / MANALI Leave after breakfast towards Manikaran. Leave Manikaran after Lunch towards Manila. On arrival transfer to Hotel Manila Ashok.

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DAY 08: MANALI Full day Local Sight Seeing towards Rohtang Pass / Vaishist Hot Water Bath. DAY 09: MANALI Full day Local Sight Seeing Manila. Hadimba Devi Temple, Club House the Mall. DAY 10: MANALI / CHANDIGARH After Lunch leave for Chandigarh. On arrival at Chandigarh transfer to Hotel Maya Palace. DAY 11: CHANDIGARH / New Delhi Half day Local Sight Seeing of Chandigarh. After Lunch leave for New Delhi. TOURENDS

BEAS & RAVI TRAILS
NEW DELHI – SHIMLA – KUFRI – CHAIL – NALDHERA – KULLU – MANIKARAN – MANALI – ROTANG PASS – PALAMPUR – JWALAJI – KANGRA – CHINTPURNI – DHARMSHALA – DALHOUISE – KHAJJIAR – CHAMBA – KATRA – JAI MATA DI – NEW DELHI. DURATION: 14Nights & 15 Days.
DAY 01: New Delhi / SHIMLA Pick up at Airport / railway station and transfer to Car towards Shimla. En route stop for Lunch at Ambala. And proceed towards Shimla, on arrival, transfer to Hotel Surya or similar. DAY 02: SHIMLA Full day Local Sight Seeing Kefir / Chail / Jakhoo Hills / The Mall. DAY 03: SHIMLA / MANALI. Leave after Breakfast towards Manila. En route stop for Lunch at Mandi. And proceed towards Hotel Manila Ashok (ITDC). DAY 04: MANALI Leave for full day local sight seeing of Manila (Snow Point). DAY 05: MANALI Free day. DAY 06: MANALI / PALAMPUR Leave after breakfast towards Palampur on arrival transfer to T. Bud Hotel (HPTDC) After fresh up leave for NEUGAL KHAD, BUNDLA STREAM & ANDRETTA. DAY 07: PALAMPUR / DHARAMSHALA Leave early in the morning towards Chamunda Devi Temple. Situated on the Right Bank of the Banner stream with the Dhauladhar as a backdrop, this temple has an idol of goddess Chamunda, who, it is said, was given the boon to fulfill the desires of those who worshipped her. On the back of the temple is a cave niche where a stone ‘lingam’ under a boulder represents Nandi Peshawar (SHIVA). On arrival at Dharamshala transfer to Hotel Surya Resorts. After Break fast leave for Local Sight Seeing of Dharamshala. MeLeod Ganj, Dal Lake, Chinmaya Tapovana, War Memorial, St. John’s Church. DAY 08: DHARAMSHALA / JWALAJI Leave early morning towards Kangra. Kangra: overlooking the Ban Ganga torrent, Kangra town is famous for its temples. The most notable is the shrine to the goddess Brajreshwari. Kangra is steeped in history and its ruined fort, Nagarkot, stands testimony to its glorious past. It is perched atop an hourglass shaped ridge surrounded by low green hills. JWALAMUKHI: Built picturesquely against a rocky cliff, the famous temple of Jwalamukhi, the “Flaming Goddess” is one of the most popular Hindu Temples in Northern India. There is no idol and the flame is considered a manifestation of the Goddess. The eternal flame issues from the rock sanctum and is constantly fed by the priests. Two important fairs are held during the Navratras, in early April and in mid October. Transfer to Hotel Jwalaji. After lunch leave for Chintpurni. CHINTPURNI: The famous temple is situated 03kms from Brahman on the Hoshiarpur – Dharamshala Road on a ridge. A stone idol (pindi) represents the goddess. The main fair is held during the first ten days of Shuklapaksh of Shriven (August). And back to Jwalaji. DAY 09: JWALAJI / DALHOUISE Leave after morning darshan of Jwalaji. Leave towards Dollhouse. On arrival Dollhouse transfer to Hotel Himgiri or similar. DAY 10: DALHOUISE Leave after Breakfast towards Local Sight Seeing of Khajjiar. After Lunch leave for Local Sight Seeing of Dollhouse. DAY 11: DALHOUISE / CHAMBA Full day Local sight seeing of Chamba. DAY 12: DALHOUISE / KATRA (Jai Matt Di) Leave after Break fast towards Katra. On arrival transfer to Hotel New Subhash or similar. DAY 13: KATRA (Jai Matt DI)

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VAISHNO DEVI: This cave temple has a very popular following from people of all faiths. Among the most revered of shrines, and the oldest in the region, it entails a 13.5kms trek from Katra, which in turn is 50kms from Jammu. The route up to the shrine consists of both tiled paths as well as steep staircases, and the devout often walk bare feet up the Trikuta Mountain. Several shrines, wayside stalls for snacks and beverages and water points dot the route. An important temple, midway at Adhkunwari, marks a major center of obeisance where the goddess is supposed to have spent nine months on her journey up to mountain. The cave shrine is narrow and pilgrims have to walk through a running stream of cold water, the Charan Ganga, to get to the sanctum sanctorum. Within, three rocks cut idols of the goddesses Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati are venerated with canopies of silver and gold. Coconuts and red scarves are offered. Legend has it the Vaishno Devi took the cave for her home upon being chased by a demon, Bhairon, whom she slayed outside the shrine. A visit to the temple dedicated to Bhairon, who was absolved of his sin before he died, is an obligatory part of the pilgrimage. All pilgrims are required to get passes at Katra for the ‘Yatra’, which continues, round the year. In the winter, snow can often block the route, but summer nights are ideal for the uphill ascent. To facilitate pilgrims the entire route has been electrically lit, and there is overnight accommodation available at the shrine. DAY 14: KATRA / New Delhi. Leave after breakfast towards New Delhi. Driving time is 14 hour from katra to Delhi distance covered 653kms.

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ALWAR COAT OF ARM
New Delhi – AL WAR – SILISERH – SARISKA – JAIPUR – BHARATPUR – AGRA – New Delhi DURATION: 08 NIGHTS & 09 DAYS.
DAY 01: Arrives New Delhi Arrival in New Delhi, India’s Bustling capital. Afternoon explore the city, which would include Qutab Minar, Lotus Bhai Temple and Humyun’s Tomb. DAY 02: New Delhi / ALWAR Leave after break fast towards Al war, on arrival transfer to Hotel Lake Palace. After Lunch leave for HalfDay Local sight seeing. DAY 03: AL WAR / SARISKA / AL WAR Leave early in the morning towards Sariska Tiger Reserve. After Lunch leave for Siliserh for Evening Lake View. DAY 04: AL WAR / JAIPUR After Break fast leave for Amber Fort. Proceed towards Hotel Kanchan Deep. Evening Visit to Birla Mandir & Choki Dhani for Rajasthani Dance. DAY 05: JAIPUR After Break Fast Leave for Local Sight Seeing of Jaipur. City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Wind), Jantar Mantra. DAY 06: JAIPUR / BHARATPUR After Break fast leave for Bharatpur. On arrival transfer to Hotel Eagle Nest. After Lunch leave for Bird sanctuary. DAY 07: BHARATPUR / FATEHPUR SIRKI / AGRA After breakfast leave for Fatehpur Sirki. After lunch at Fatehpur Sikri. Leave for Agar on arrival transfer to Hotel Athithi. After fresh up leave for Local Sight Seeing of Agar (Agar Fort / Taj Mahal at Sun Set time). DAY 08: AGAR / MATHURA / VRIDAVAN / NEW DELHI Early Morning wake call after coffee leave for Taj Mahal for Sun Rise, come back to hotel have Break Fast and proceed towards Vridavan to see Ranganathan Temple and Krishna Temple. After Lunch Proceed towards Mathura to Lord Krishna Birth Place. In the Evening proceed towards New Delhi. DAY 09: DEPARTURE FROM NEW DELHI Your fascinating Journey comes to an end, with long Memories to carry with you.

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KERALA – A GREEN GATEWAY OF INDIA
CHENNAI – COCHIN – PERIYAR – KUMARAKOM – KETTUVALOMS – ALLEPPEY – MARAIKULAM – COCHIN – CHENNAI. DURATION: 13 NIGHTS & 14 DAYS.
DAY 01: ARRIVE CHENNAI Arrive Madras (Chennai) by flight / train. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to Hotel Sindoori central. Madras (Chennai) is India’s fourth biggest city and the Gateway to the South. From a tiny hamlet in 1639, it grew around the nucleus of Fort St. George built by the British. Five hundred years earlier the

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Portuguese had landed here, and further back in time St. Thomas came to Madras (Chennai) as missionary and was martyred here. A lush, green city famed for its temples and silk, music and dance, Madras (chennai) gives a sense of serenity and spaciousness, enhanced by one of the worlds largest and most beautiful beaches. It retains a distinct individuality in its gracefulness and – world charm. Afternoon visit the National Art Gallery, itself a fine old Gothic building, housing exquisite Chola bronzes, the most famous being that of Shiva in the cosmic dance pose, which has become a symbol of Indian art. Proceed to Fort St. George containing the oldest Anglican Church in India, St. Mary’s Church, one of its benefactors being Elihu Yale, the English Merchant after whom the University Boston is named. The Fort Museum contains a fine collection of relics of that era. Drive along the marina Beach past the Madras University, the Senate House and the Palace of the Nawabs of the Carnation, to the San Thome Cathedral where the apostle is buried. Visit the ancient Kapaleshwar Temple dedicated to Shiva, having a beautifully – sculptured Gopuram (temple – tower) typical of South Indian Temple Architecture. This evening your tour Manager will host a get – together Cocktail and Dinner Party. DAY 02: CHENNAI / COCHIN Morning leisure. Take afternoon flight to Cochin. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to Hotel Casino. Cochin, a city with rich past, from time immemorial has seen maritime trade with the outside world. Ninlical offer visited by King Solomon’s ships in about 1000 B.C. was believed to be a village on the Malabar Coast. The Phoenicians came here to trade for spices, ivory and sandalwood. Galleys from Greece and Rome, shows from Arabia and great Junks from China, they all came here. The Portuguese led by Vasco Da Gamma arrived in 1502 and later the Dutch and the British. And descendants of the Jews who arrived in ancient days still live here. DAY 03: COCHIN Sightseeing tour of Cochin takes you to the Jewish section where the first emigration of Jews to Kerala is said to have taken place in the 6 th Century B.C., (In the Ist Century A.D. Jews had fled from Roman persecution and sought haven in Cranganore, 80km away.) The Jewish Synagogue in Mattanchery was built in 1568 and rebuilt in 1664 with Chinese willow patterned tiles and gold crows and has ancient scrolls. Visit the Dutch place built by the Portuguese in 1510 and later taken over by the Dutch. See St. Francis Church in India, where Vasco Da Gamma was buried until his remains were taken back to Portugal, and the Chinese fishing nets named after the country of their origin. In the evening witness a Kathakali dance. It is classical art form of Kerala that follows the age-old tradition of dance drama. The literal meaning of Kathakali is Katha (story) Kali (play) and when performed theatre. It is a very stylized from of performing theatre where Nritya, and Alariya (costume) combine together with aesthetic Abhinaya (facial expressions). The players generally enact pieces from the Mahabharata or the Ramayana, the two epics of Indian mythology and generally the plays begin at night and last throughout the night. During the performance the group will be served with piping hot coffee from freshly ground coffee beans along with the famous banana chips. DAY 04: COCHIN / PERIYAR After break fast leave for Periyar? On arrival check in Hotel Spice Village. Afternoon at leisure. PERIYAR: Is a large scenic park and comprises the watershed of a reservoir developed around this artificial lake. It is famous for its large elephant population that can easily be seen by boat from the lake. DAY 05: PERIYAR / KUMARAKOM Morning boat cruises on Lake periyar that is surrounded by forests meadows and hills. As you enjoy your boat cruise, you may sight wildlife like elephant, woodland birds, darters and cormorants. The depth of the lake offers splendid opportunities for angers such as ospreys, kingfishers, are a common sight, fishing in the shallows or bounding along the shore with their wet fur. Afternoon drive to Kumarakom that is again a picturesque drive. On arrival at kumarakom, check in at Hotel Coconut Lagoon. KUMARAKOM: lying on the Eastern Shore of the Vembanad Lake is only 10kms away from the Coastal town. Kumarakom backwater resort bound by the Vembanad lake on two sides, the swaying paddy fields on one side and bird sanctuary on the other. The islands on the lake across from Kumarakom are home to a large variety of migratory birds. DAY 06: KUMARAKOM Early in the morning Sunrise boat cruise on the Vembanad Lake and also visit Bird Sanctuary. Day at leisure. DAY 07: LEAVE KUMARAKOM (On board Kettuvaloms / Houseboats) Breakfast at hotel. In the afternoon board houseboat / kettuvaloms. KETTUVALOMS: The traditional rice boats of Kerala – a Romantic way to explore the unique web of lakes, lagoons, canals and rivers. These traditional houseboats of Kerala are one of the most enduring images of the backwaters – its natural, cocoon – like profiles complementing the surrounding countryside. These Kettuvaloms / houseboats converted into an accommodation of one / two bedrooms, a kitchen and a sitting / dinning area. Each cabin has a bouble bed and ensures WC and Washbasin. The crew has their own separate facilities. As the boat slowly cruises through the backwaters, absorb this unusual representation of

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Kerala life. You will be awed at the vast expanse of the paddy fields that surround these beautiful backwaters. The boat will stop in villages for you to experience a glimpse of the village life in rural Kerala. The Villagers will be only too pleased to invite you to have a sip from the freshly picked raw coconut from their own field. DAY 08: ARRIVE ALLEPPEY / MARAIKULAM Breakfast on board Kettuvalloms. Later arrive at Alleppey. On arrival in Alleppey transfer to Mararikulam. On arrival check in at Marari Beach Resort. MARARI BEACH RESORTS: Set in 25 acres of coconut palm groves leading down to the vast expanse of Marai Beach. Brand new resort built in the style of traditional Keralite. Fishing village with all modern facilities. The resort is delightfully furnished all villas are air-conditioned, bathrooms are spacious and modern built in traditional Kerala Style with an open-air courtyard. DAY 09 & DAY 10: MARARIKULAM Day at leisure on beach. DAY 11: MARAIKULAM / COCHIN / CHENNAI Morning leave for Cochin. On arrival directly proceed towards airport to board flight for Madras (chennai). On arrival at Chennai transfer to Hotel Sindoori Central. Today evening our Tour Manager will host a fare well dinner. DAY 12: DEPARTURE CHENNAI Your fascinating Journey comes to an end as you board your flight back home, taking with your memories that will last a lifetime.

TOUR ENDS

CASINO– A GREEN GATEWAY OF INDIA
CHENNAI – TRIVANDRUM – VARKALA - PERIYAR – KUMARAKOM – KETTUVALOMS – ALLEPPEY – COCHIN - MARAIKULAM – TRIVANDRUM – CHENNAI. DURATION: 13 NIGHTS & 14 DAYS
DAY 01: ARRIVE CHENNAI Arrive Madras (Chennai) by flight / train. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to Hotel Sindoori central. Madras (Chennai) is India’s fourth biggest city and the Gateway to the South. From a tiny hamlet in 1639, it grew around the nucleus of Fort St. George built by the British. Five hundred years earlier the Portuguese had landed here, and further back in time St. Thomas came to Madras (Chennai) as missionary and was martyred here. A lush, green city famed for its temples and silk, music and dance, Madras (chennai) gives a sense of serenity and spaciousness, enhanced by one of the worlds largest and most beautiful beaches. It retains a distinct individuality in its gracefulness and – world charm. Afternoon visit the National Art Gallery, itself a fine old Gothic building, housing exquisite Chola bronzes, the most famous being that of Shiva in the cosmic dance pose, which has become a symbol of Indian art. Proceed to Fort St. George containing the oldest Anglican Church in India, St. Mary’s Church, one of its benefactors being Elihu Yale, the English Merchant after whom the University Boston is named. The Fort Museum contains a fine collection of relics of that era. Drive along the marina Beach past the Madras University, the Senate House and the Palace of the Nawabs of the Carnation, to the San Thome Cathedral where the apostle is buried. Visit the ancient Kapaleshwar Temple dedicated to Shiva, having a beautifully – sculptured Gopuram (temple – tower) typical of South Indian Temple Architecture. This evening your tour Manager will host a get – together Cocktail and Dinner Party. DAY 02: CHENNAI / TRIVANDRUM / VARKALA Morning leisure. Take afternoon flight to Trivandrum. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to Varkala and Check in hotel Taj Garden Retreat. VARKALA: A beautiful seaside resort with mineral water springs. The beautiful expanse of beach is flanked by thousands of palm trees. Red laetrile cliffs that border the beach jut dramatically into the sea. These cliffs gush mineral springs reputed for their medicinal properties. This seashore is called “Papuans” and hundreds of Hindu devotees perform “ verve Bali” on new moon days of the Malayalam month of Karkidakam. Besides as beautiful beaches, Varkala is also famous for a Vishnu Shrine dedicated to Lord Janardhana. DAY 03: VARKALA / PERIYAR After break fast leave for Periyar? On arrival check in Hotel Spice Village. Afternoon at leisure. PERIYAR: Is a large scenic park and comprises the watershed of a reservoir developed around this artificial lake. It is famous for its large elephant population that can easily be seen by boat from the lake. DAY 04: PERIYAR Morning boat cruises on Lake Periyar that is surrounded by forests meadows and hills. As you enjoy your boat cruise, you may sight wildlife like elephant, woodland birds, darters and cormorants. The depth of the lake offers splendid opportunities for angers such as ospreys, kingfishers, are a common sight, fishing in the shallows or bounding along the shore with their wet fur. Afternoon free. DAY 05: PERIYAR / KUMARAKOM

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Afternoon drive to Kumarakom that is again a picturesque drive. On arrival at kumarakom, check in at Hotel Coconut Lagoon. KUMARAKOM: Lying on the Eastern Shore of the Vembanad Lake is only 10kms away from the Coastal town. Kumarakom backwater resort bound by the Vembanad lake on two sides, the swaying paddy fields on one side and bird sanctuary on the other. The islands on the lake across from Kumarakom are home to a large variety of migratory birds. DAY 06: KUMARAKOM Early in the morning Sunrise boat cruise on the Vembanad Lake and also visit Bird Sanctuary. Day at leisure. DAY 07: LEAVE KUMARAKOM (On board Kettuvaloms / Houseboats) Breakfast at hotel. In the afternoon board houseboat / kettuvaloms. KETTUVALOMS: The traditional rice boats of Kerala – a Romantic way to explore the unique web of lakes, lagoons, canals and rivers. These traditional houseboats of Kerala are one of the most enduring images of the backwaters – its natural, cocoon – like profiles complementing the surrounding countryside. These Kettuvaloms / houseboats converted into an accommodation of one / two bedrooms, a kitchen and a sitting / dinning area. Each cabin has a bouble bed and ensures WC and Washbasin. The crew has their own separate facilities. As the boat slowly cruises through the backwaters, absorb this unusual representation of Kerala life. You will be awed at the vast expanse of the paddy fields that surround these beautiful backwaters. The boat will stop in villages for you to experience a glimpse of the village life in rural Kerala. The Villagers will be only too pleased to invite you to have a sip from the freshly picked raw coconut from their own field. DAY 08: ARRIVE ALLEPPEY / COCHIN Breakfast on board Kettuvalloms. Later arrive at Alleppey bay Houseboat and transfer to Cochin. On arrival check in at Hotel Casino. Cochin, a city with a rich past, from time immemorial has seen maritime trade with the outside world. Ninlical offer visited by king Solomon’s ships in about 1000 B.C. Was believed to be a village on the Malabar Coast. The Phoenicians came here to trade for spices, ivory and sandalwood. Galleys from Greece and Rome, shows from Arabia and great junks from China, they all came here. The Portuguese led by Vasco Da Gamma arrived in 1502 and later the Dutch and the British. And descendants of the Jews who arrived in ancient days still live here. DAY 09: COCHIN Sightseeing tour of Cochin takes you to the Jewish section where the first emigration of Jews to Kerala is said to have taken place in the 6 th Century B.C., (In the Ist Century A.D. Jews had fled from Roman persecution and sought haven in Cranganore, 80km away.) The Jewish Synagogue in Mattanchery was built in 1568 and rebuilt in 1664 with Chinese willow patterned tiles and gold crows and has ancient scrolls. Visit the Dutch place built by the Portuguese in 1510 and later taken over by the Dutch. See St. Francis Church in India, where Vasco Da Gamma was buried until his remains were taken back to Portugal, and the Chinese fishing nets named after the country of their origin. In the evening witness a Kathakali dance. It is classical art form of Kerala that follows the age-old tradition of dance drama. The literal meaning of Kathakali is Katha (story) Kali (play) and when performed theatre. It is a very stylized from of performing theatre where Nritya, and Alariya (costume) combine together with aesthetic Abhinaya (facial expressions). The players generally enact pieces from the Mahabharata or the Ramayana, the two epics of Indian mythology and generally the plays begin at night and last throughout the night. During the performance the group will be served with piping hot coffee from freshly ground coffee beans along with the famous banana chips. DAY 10: COCHIN / MARARIKULAM After breakfast leave for Mararikulam. On arrival check in at Marari Beach Resort. MARARI BEACH RESORTS: Set in 25 acres of coconut palm groves leading down to the vast expanse of Marai Beach. Brand new resort built in the style of traditional Keralite. Fishing village with all modern facilities. The resort is delightfully furnished all villas are air-conditioned, bathrooms are spacious and modern built in traditional Kerala Style with an open-air courtyard. DAY 11 & DAY 12: MARARIKULAM Day at leisure on beach. DAY 13: MARAIKULAM / TRIVANDRUM / CHENNAI Morning leave for Trivandrum Airport to board flight for Chennai. On arrival at Chennai transfer to Hotel Sindoori Central. Today evening our Tour Manager will host a fare well dinner. DAY 14: DEPARTURE CHENNAI Your fascinating Journey comes to an end as you board your flight back home, taking with your memories that will last a lifetime.

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NATURE OWN & CULTURALLY RICH SOUTH INDIA
CHENNAI – TRICHY – TANJORE – MADURAI – CHETTINAD – KOVALAM - PERIYAR – KUMARAKOM – CALICUT – MYSORE - COCHIN - CHENNAI. DURATION: 14 NIGHTS & 15 DAYS
DAY 01: ARRIVE CHENNAI Arrive Madras (Chennai) by flight / train. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to Hotel Sindoori central. Madras (Chennai) is India’s fourth biggest city and the Gateway to the South. From a tiny hamlet in 1639, it grew around the nucleus of Fort St. George built by the British. Five hundred years earlier the Portuguese had landed here, and further back in time St. Thomas came to Madras (Chennai) as missionary and was martyred here. A lush, green city famed for its temples and silk, music and dance, Madras (chennai) gives a sense of serenity and spaciousness, enhanced by one of the worlds largest and most beautiful beaches. It retains a distinct individuality in its gracefulness and – world charm. Afternoon visit the National Art Gallery, itself a fine old Gothic building, housing exquisite Chola bronzes, the most famous being that of Shiva in the cosmic dance pose, which has become a symbol of Indian art. Proceed to Fort St. George containing the oldest Anglican Church in India, St. Mary’s Church, one of its benefactors being Elihu Yale, the English Merchant after whom the University Boston is named. The Fort Museum contains a fine collection of relics of that era. Drive along the marina Beach past the Madras University, the Senate House and the Palace of the Nawabs of the Carnation, to the San Thome Cathedral where the apostle is buried. Visit the ancient Kapaleshwar Temple dedicated to Shiva, having a beautifully – sculptured Gopuram (temple – tower) typical of South Indian Temple Architecture. This evening your tour Manager will host a get – together Cocktail and Dinner Party. DAY 02: CHENNAI Full Day Tour to MAHABALIPURAM and KANCHIPURAM. DAY 03: CHENNAI / TRICHY / TANJORE Intimate transfer to the airport to board flight IC 933. On arrival at Trichy enroute visiting ancient temples of Trichy dedicated to lord Ganapati. TRICHY: Another ancient city with a history dating from the days of the Chola dynasty. Looking high over the city is the rock Fort 434 steps cut into the rock side and interspersed with shrine lead up to the top. At the first level are the remnants of a huge hall. The next level has the hall of one hundred pillars. Yet another flight leads to the temple of lord Shiva. At the very top is the ancient temple dedicated to Ganapati. The dramatic ascent is climaxed by the magnificent view of the scared Kaveri River. Then visit Srirangam, 03 miles away, where the town lies almost wholly within the walls of the massive Vishnu temple. DAY 04: TANJORE Full day sight seeing of Tanjore or Thanjavur. TANJORE: The ancient capital of the Chola Kings whose origins like those of the Pallavas, Pandyas and Cheras with whom they shared the tip of the India peninsula, go back to the beginning of the Christian era. Thanjavur is dominated by the enormous Gopurams of the Brihadeshwara Temple, which is built by the famous Chola ruler Raja Chola which houses one of the biggest Shiva lingam, which is believed to weight 81 tones. The temple is capped by a monolithic cupola made of a single granite block weighting 80 tons, which was tanked to the top with the help of a 06 kms long ramp, an old technique used by the Egyptians for building pyramids. Its bronzes and handicrafts make Tanjore one of the highlights of a visit to South India. Also visit Darsaram and Gangaikonda Cholapuram. DAY 05: TANJORE / CHETTINAD / MADURAI After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel drive to Madurai enroute visiting Chettinad, a 02 hours drive east of Madurai or South Trichy leads into the heart of Chettinad, the land of the Chettiars. The 78 village left of the original 96, remain a fascinating study for those interested in architecture and art in a ship, faith and culture, banking and investment, antiques and jewelry, comfort and cuisine. Round up the trip with lunch at a Chettinad cuisine from the area full of exotic herbs and spices. Later proceed for Madurai. Madurai, the capital: of the Pandya Kingdom until the 10th century, has a beautiful legend to its origin, which dates back to the pre-Christian era. It is believed and blessed the people. Drops of nectar fell from the coils of his onto the city, from which is derived its name MADHUAPURI, city of nectar. Evening witness temple function. DAY 06: MADURAI / KOVALAM Morning sightseeing tour visiting the main temple is the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple (commonly known as the Meenakshi Temple) in the heart of Madurai is probably the biggest temple in the country. The primary deity in the temple is not Shiva (even though the temple was originally established around the Lingam that Indra has said to find in this area, but his consort Meenakshi, who is the daughter of the Pandyan king, was wooed and won over by Shiva. The other important temples one could visit in this city are the Koodal Alagar, Vishnu temple and also the Kallalgar Temple at Alargarkovil about 20 kms outside the city. This temple is dedicated to Vishnu who is said to have traveled to Maduari, crossing the Vaigai River to give his sister Meenakshi away in Marriage to Shiva. Another important monument that should not be

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missed during a visit to this city of the temple is a visit to the Tirumala Nayak Palace – a gracious building in the Indo – Saracen style, famous for the stuccowork on its domes and arches. Afternoon leave for Kovalam. On arrival Kovalam transfer to Hotel. DAY 07: KOVALAM KOVALAM BEACH: 16 kms south of Trivandrum is most popular in Southern India. The main part of kovalam consists of two palms – fringed coves, separated from the beaches on either side by rocky headlands. Day at leisure on beach. DAY 08; KOVALAM / PERIYAR Morning leave for Periyar. On arrival transfer to Hotel. PERIYAR: Is a large scenic park and comprises the watershed of a reservoir developed around this artificial lake. It is famous for its large elephant population that can easily be seen by boat from the lake. DAY 09: PERIYAR / KUMARAKOM Morning boat cruises on Lake Periyar that is surrounded by forests meadows and hills. As you enjoy your boat cruise, you may sight wildlife like elephant, woodland birds, darters and cormorants. The depth of the lake offers splendid opportunities for angers such as ospreys, kingfishers, are a common sight, fishing in the shallows or bounding along the shore with their wet fur. Afternoon free. Afternoon drive to Kumarakom that is again a picturesque drive. On arrival at kumarakom, check in at Hotel Coconut Lagoon. KUMARAKOM: Lying on the Eastern Shore of the Vembanad Lake is only 10kms away from the Coastal town. Kumarakom backwater resort bound by the Vembanad lake on two sides, the swaying paddy fields on one side and bird sanctuary on the other. The islands on the lake across from Kumarakom are home to a large variety of migratory birds. DAY 10: KUMARAKOM / COCHIN Morning leave for Cochin. On arrival at Cochin transfer to hotel. COCHIN: A city with a rich past, from time immemorial has seen maritime trade with the outside world. Ninlical offer visited by king Solomon’s ships in about 1000 B.C. was believed to be a village on the Malabar Coast. The Phoenicians came here to trade for spices, ivory and sandalwood. Galleys from Greece and Rome, shows from Arabia and great junks from China, they all came here. The Portuguese led by Vasco Da Gamma arrived in 1502 and later the Dutch and the British. And descendants of the Jews who arrived in ancient days still live here. Sightseeing tour of Cochin takes you to the Jewish section where the first emigration of Jews to Kerala is said to have taken place in the 6 th Century B.C., (In the Ist Century A.D. Jews had fled from Roman persecution and sought haven in Cranganore, 80km away.) The Jewish Synagogue in Mattanchery was built in 1568 and rebuilt in 1664 with Chinese willow patterned tiles and gold crows and has ancient scrolls. Visit the Dutch place built by the Portuguese in 1510 and later taken over by the Dutch. See St. Francis Church in India, where Vasco Da Gamma was buried until his remains were taken back to Portugal, and the Chinese fishing nets named after the country of their origin. In the evening witness a Kathakali dance. It is classical art form of Kerala that follows the age-old tradition of dance drama. The literal meaning of Kathakali is Katha (story) Kali (play) and when performed theatre. It is a very stylized from of performing theatre where Nritya, and Alariya (costume) combine together with aesthetic Abhinaya (facial expressions). The players generally enact pieces from the Mahabharata or the Ramayana, the two epics of Indian mythology and generally the plays begin at night and last throughout the night. During the performance the group will be served with piping hot coffee from freshly ground coffee beans along with the famous banana chips. DAY 11: COCHIN / CALICUT Morning leave for Calicut, enroute visiting the Vadakkunathan Temple, a typical example of Keralite architecture with exquisite woodcarvings. Kalamandalam, one of the most famous schools of performing arts, famous for its Kathakali. Kalamandalam is about 30kms from Trichur. This academy was founded by Kerala’s renowned poet, the late Vallathol Narayana Mennen in Cheruthuruthi on the banks of the river Bharathapuzha and imparts training in Mohini Attam traditional classical dances) and Ottam Thullal (ancient art form of Kathakali) and traditional folklore of Kerala. On arrival at Calicut transfer to hotel. DAY 12: CALICUT / MYSORE Morning sightseeing of Calicut visiting the wholesale market of Calicut with his narrow streets. Calicut is an important trading center of spices, coconut and cotton cloth. The city of Calicut where Vasco Da Gamma the famous Portuguese explorer first landed in India. Afternoon leave for Mysore. On arrival transfer to Hotel. MYSORE: A princely city of palaces and gardens of rare oriental splendor. See the grandeur of the Maharaja’s Palace, the Zoological Gardens, the Bridavan Garden, Krishna Raja Sagar Gardens, and the Mysore arts and Crafts center. DAY 13: MYSORE / BANGALORE

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Morning sightseeing in Mysore visiting the Chamundeswari Temple and the monolithic Nandi Bull on Chmundi Hill, from where you have a panoramic view of Mysore and its country side. Afternoon leave for Bangalore. On arrival at Bangalore transfer to Hotel. DAY 14: BANGALORE / CHENNAI Morning sight seeing tour of this city of gardens visiting the Cuban Park spread over 100 acres, and having a variety of flora. During the drive you will view the Maharaja’s Palace, the Indian institute of science, the Public Library, the state Government Museum, and Vidhana Soudha, an imposing structure in granite built in the Dravidian style. See the Bull Temple and visit the Mysore Arts Craft center. Intimate to the Airport to board flight 9W486 towards Chennai. On arrival Chennai transfer to Hotel. DAY 15: DEPARTURE CHENNAI Your fascinating Journey comes to an end as you board your flight back home, taking with your memories that will last a lifetime.

TOUR ENDS

GENERAL INFORMATION
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

HOTELS Deluxe, First class or the best available Hotels will be used. Rooms will have private bath of shower. All taxes and service charges are included. Rates are based on two persons, sharing a twin bedded room. Members occupying single rooms, either is reserved to subtitled hotels, when necessary, from those printed in the itinerary. MEALS All meals are includes are A-La-Carte wherever available, when not, Tale D’ Haut is offered, special meals and entertainment is including as shown in the Itinerary. SIGHT SEEING & LAND TRAVEL Transportation between the airport and Hotel, sight seeing with English Speaking Guides as outlined in the itinerary and all entrance fee to palace visited is includes. Sight seeing will be A/c coach, Private Cars and other modes of transportation as deter mind by the nature of the terrain, and as outlined in the itinerary. Transfer is not including when arriving or departing other than the Tour Flights. GRATUTIES All are include for normal tour service, Hotel Staff and Porters. LUGGAGE Shri Raghavendra will handle the transportation and Portage of two standard suitcases per person. TOUR MANAGER The service of your Tour Manager is includes. He or she handles all matters pertaining to the Tour Operation. SPECIAL ENTERTAIMENT Native entertainment and special parties are including as shown in the itinerary. CLERICAL The cost of Clerical preparation and operation of the Tour is also includes. COST NOT INCLUDE All International & Domestic Air fares Airport Tax As Per Govt. of India Rates. Personal Expense Money for Personal insurance, Medical Fee, Optional Sight Seeing and Excursions. IMPORTANT Rates are Quoted in US$ & (valid from 01st October’ 2007 to 31st October’ 2008).

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