This is a journey through the rich cultural heritage and diverse landscapes of India.
This tour explores the highlights such as the ancient cave temples at Aurangabad, the bustling metropolitan city of Mumbai, the Hindu temple at Madurai, the tranquil backwaters and network of canals and lakes of Kerala, the spiritual pilgrimage town of Varanasi on the banks of the holy river Ganges, the Taj Mahal and the Pink city of Jaipur in Rajasthan. This is a fast paced tour ideal for a first time visitor to India.
Day 1: Arrival Delhi. Overnight Delhi
Day 2: City tour of Delhi and visit the Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb.
Day 3: Fly to Aurangabad, visit the Ajanta Caves to explore the rock cut
Buddhist temples. Overnight Aurangabad
Day 4: Visit to the Ellora caves to explore the Hindu, Buddhist & Jain temples.
Evening fly to Mumbai. Overnight Mumbai
Day 5: Explore Mumbai - city tour and shopping.
(Bollywood tour can be organised on request).
Day 6: Fly to Madurai, an ancient city in South India.
Visit the Meenakshi Temple which is a magnificent monument.
Day 7: Drive through the hills of Kerala to Thekkady. Walk through the spice
plantations and enjoy the fragrantly spiced South Indian meals.
Day 8: Drive to Kumarakom, where you can relax and enjoy ayurvedic massages
amidst the backwaters of Kerala. Overnight Kumarakom
Day 9: Kumarakom. Overnight Kumarakom
Day 10: Drive to Cochin, the harbour city of Kerala. Visit the Jewish Synagogue and
the old Jew Town. Overnight Cochin.
Day 11: Fly to the holy city of Varanasi. Overnight Varanasi
Day 12: Sightseeing in Varanasi - visit the local temples, walk through the narrow
lanes and view the arti ceremony at the river Ganges. Overnight Varanasi
Day 13: Fly to Delhi, drive to Agra. Overnight Agra
Day 14: Morning visit the magnificent Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
Afternoon drive to Jaipur, enroute visiting the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Day 15: Sightseeing in Jaipur - visit the City Palace, Amer Fort and Hawa Mahal.
Day 16: Fly to Delhi for international departure.