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Images of India - 18 Days 17 Nights

Delhi HIGHLIGHTS
Destinaions Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Mumbai - Goa -Cochin - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum - Delhi
Package Detail
The tour is a personalized private tour by Prime Travels. The car and guides will be exclusively for you only. The tour is based on private departures, whereby you can benefit from having a private air- conditioned car, stop en-route for breaks or photo opportunities.
Destinations Covered
 India-Agra, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kovalam, Kumarkom, Mumbai, Ranakpur, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Allepey
Day 1

rrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.



Day 2

After a leisurely breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President''s House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.



Day 3

Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station to board the superfast airconditioned train to Agra. Breakfast in the train .Arrive Agra in approx. 02 hours & transfer to hotel. Later visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan''s beloved wife. Also visit the Agra fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Agra.



Day 4

After breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri- a perfectly preserved red sandstone ?ghost town? which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.



Day 5

Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned Elephant for the climb to the main gate. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families. Afternoon tour of the Pink City will include City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here. Also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colorful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.



Day 6

Morning drive to Jodhpur (290 kms) - transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Jodhpur.



Day 7

After breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur.



Day 8

After breakfast drive to Udaipur enroute visiting Ranakpur ,the most magnificent 15th century Jain temples. The most distinctive features are the 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, of which no two are exactly alike. Continue drive to Udaipur, Arrive & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Udaipur.



Day 9

After breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour of Udaipur. The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari ( Queen''s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir ( Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Later in the evening transfer to airport to board the flight for Bombay. Arrive Bombay & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Bombay.



Day 10

Morning half day city tour of Bombay, political capital of Maharashtra, and commercial capital of India, Mumbai is many cities in one. As the world''s largest textiles market, a major industrial centre and the country''s busiest port handling over 40 percent of India''s maritime trade, it contributes around 50 percent of the national exchequer. Bombay''s colonial legacy is the Gateway of India. Built to commemorate the royal visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911 but only completed in 1924, the gateway is a combination of European and Indian ceremonial architecture. The last British troops marched out through this gate when India became independent in 1947. Today it is a favorite haunt of tourists. Night stay in Mumbai.



Day 11

After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Goa. Arrive Goa & transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Goa.



Day 12

After breakfast, proceed on a half day sightseeing tour of Goa, visiting Miramar Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus and the city of Panjim-bustling with shops and tourists. The afternoon is at leisure to relax on the beach. Laze on the beach, go for swim, explore the shops for cashewnuts, buy holiday wear. Night stay in Goa.



Day 13

Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Cochin. Arrive Cochin & transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Cochin covering The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica, originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese. The Chinese fishing nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese traders. Finally, the Willingdon Island, named after Lord Willingdon, is the headquarters of the Southern Naval Command of India. Night stay in Cochin.



Day 14

Early morning depart for kumrakoram, one of the most beautiful area of kerala. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. In the evening a boat ride on the back waters of kerala discovering various villages and the life of the locals. Night stay in Kumarakom.



Day 15

After a relaxed breakfast transfer to your floating houseboat, a different boat with a bedroom and en-suite rest room for your comfort. Enjoy unlimited surfing on backwaters, sip a coconut, get disturbed by only the chirping of birds and occasional ripples in water and savor mouthwatering delicacies prepared in front of you by your Kitchen crew. Spend the night on board the houseboat. Enjoy a cruise on the backwater through a maze of canals and lagoons and enjoy freshly caught fresh water fish cooked to your taste on board. Night stay in Alleppey.



Day 16

Morning drive to Kovalam & transfer to hotel. Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach of Kerala, with three adjacent crescent beaches. Kovalam has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful Bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse - sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programs, Catamaran cruising etc. Evening enjoy the beach. Night stay in Kovalam.



Day 17

Morning drive to Trivandrum & visit The ancient temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy, one of the major attractions in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Napier Museum was built in 1880 and shows a harmonious blending of Kerala, Mughal, Chinese and Italian architectural styles. Sri Chitra Art Gallery has a good collection Tanjore, Mughal and Rajput schools of art. Later in the afternoon transfer to airport to board the flight to Delhi.



Day 18

Transfer to airport for onward flight.



 
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Child
(Without Extra Bed)
INR 79000 INR 18700 INR 0
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Price Condition: Prices are per person on twin sharing basis and subject to change without prior notice.
Includes

* Accommodation in hotels on Bed and Breakfast basis as per itinerary. * All meals during house boat..in Alleppey. * Airport transfers with staff assistance. * Air-conditioned vehicle for sightseeing and transfers. * Elephant ride at Amer Fort in Jaipur. * Services of English Speaking Guide for sightseeing. * Staff assistance for reconfirmation of international air tickets.
* All currently applicable taxes.
Excludes

* Travel Insurance.
* Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, telephone, laundry bills etc. * Tips and porter charges. * Monument entrances. * Any Airfare. * Any additional expenses incurred due to any flight delay or cancellation, weather conditions, political closures, technical faults etc. * Any other service/s not specified above.
   
Meal Plan


CPAI= Breakfat and Taxes
Accommodation


Udaipur   -  Pichola Haveli or Similar
Trivandrum   -  --
Ranakpur   -  --
Mumbai   -  Hotel Godwin or Similar
Kumarkom   -  Back Water Riplies or Similar
Kovalam   -  Uday Samudra or Similar
Jodhpur   -  Apex Internatinal or Similar
Jaipur   -  Chandragupt Fort or similar
Goa   -  Sun Kissed Resort or Similar
Delhi   -  The Connaught or Similar
Cochin   -  Gokulam Park or Similar
Allepey   -  Non AC Houseboat
Agra   -  Utkarsh Vilas or Similar
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Delhi Delhi Agra Jaipur
Jodhpur
Udaipur Mumbai Goa
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Other Details
Starting Place - Delhi
End Place - Delhi
Min Child Age - 5
 
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