Royal India Tour

Duration: 21 Nights / 22 Days
Destinations: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Thekkady - Cochin - Guruvayur - Mysore - Bangalore - Mumbai - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi
Tour Highlights
Mumbai Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves boat cruise, Prince Wales Museum & Marine Drive
Chennai Fort St. George, San Thome Cathedral & the Museum
Mahabalipuram Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance & Five Rathas
Kanchipuram Kailasanatha Temple, Ekambaranatha & Kamakshi Amman Temple
Tanjore Brihadeshwara temple
Trichy Srirangam Temple & Rockfort
Madurai Meenakshi Sundareshwar
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Boat Cruise and Spice plantation tour
Kumarkom & Alleppey Backwaters of Kerala & Houseboat
Cochin Kathakali, St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace (Built by Portuguese), Jew Town, Jewish Synagogue, spice market & Chinese fishing nets
Optional Boat Cruise
Ooty Scenic Beauty of Nilgiri Hills, Botanical Garden, St. Stephen Church
Mysore Srirangapatna & Tipu's Summer Palace, Maharaja's Palace & Chamundi Hill
Bangalore Tipu Sultan Palace & Museum, ISKCON Temple & Lal Bagh Garden.

Day 01: Arrival at Chennai (Madras)

You arrive in Chennai by international flight. After a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would meet & assist you at the airport and to our hotel for check in and overnight stay.

Day 02: Chennai / Mahabalipuram (Mammalapuram) ( 65 km / 1 ½)

Morning half day sightseeing tour touching Fort St. George, San Thome Cathedral and the museums that contain the world's most complete and impressive selection of Chola bronzes and stone sculptures from South India and the Deccan. Later drive to Mammalapuram. Built in the 7th century, this ancient city is said to be a sculptor's delight, boasting of some of India's most sublime rock-cut art, for which it is now a World Heritage site. On arrival we assist you to check in at our Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03: Mahabalipuram / Kanchipuram / Mahabalipuram ( 65 km / 1 ½ Hrs, One way)

Post breakfast departure for sightseeing covering Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance & Five Rathas. Drive to Kanchipuram, the golden city of thousand temples, one of Hinduism's seven most sacred cities of the early Cholas of the 2nd century. Drive back to Mahabalipuram. Overnight stay.

Day 04: Mahabalipuram / Tanjore (300 km / 6 hrs)

Early morning drive to Tanjore. Upon arrival a visit to Brihadewswara Temple also known as the 'Big Temple', built by the Chola dynasty. This massive temple is 216 feet high and the single spherical stone on top weighs 80 tons. Overnight stay.

Day 05: Tanjore / Trichy / Madurai ( 200 km / 4 hrs.)

Post breakfast departure for Madurai via Trichy. On arrival city tour of Trichy, covering Srirangam temple & Rockfort, Trichy's most famous landmark, which has a temple perched on the outcrop of Rock. On to Madurai. Overnight stay.

Day 06: Madurai

Morning visit to Meenakshi Sundareshwar, one of the largest temple complexes in India built between the 16th and 18th centuries. It is estimated that 33 million sculptures are there. Leisurely afternoon. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07: Madurai / Thekkady (136 km / 3 ½ Hrs.)

(Periyar Wildlife Sanctury) Early morning drive to Thekkady. On arrival we assist you to check in at our Hotel for overnight stay. Evening game viewing at the sanctuary by boat on lake Periyar. Overnight stay.

Day 08: Periyar / Cochin (190 km / 4 hrs)

Post breakfast departure for Cochin, one of the finest harbo urs on the Arabian coastline, famous as a port for foreigner traders from early times. A city of peninsulas and islands, today it is Kerala's commercial hub. Overnight stay.

Day 09: Cochin

Morning tour of Cochin to visit Dutch Palace (Built by the Portuguese), Jew Town, the 1568 Jewish Synagogue, spice market, where the air is filled with the pungent smell of spices, St. Francis' Church and Chinese fishing nets. The evening holds a show of Kerala's most popular classical dance. Overnight stay.

Day 10: Cochin / Guruvayur/ Mysore (250 km / 4 hrs)

Early morning drive to Mysore via Guruvayur. On arrival we assist you to check in at our Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11: Mysore

We take a full day tour of Mysore with visits to Srirangapatnam and Tipu's Summer Palace, the Maharaja's Palace and Chamundi Hill, which is topped with a temple of Durga with the magnificent 5m tall Nandi, carved from a single piece of granite in year 1659, one of the largest in India. Overnight stay.

Day 12: Mysore / 135 km / 3 hrs Bangalore / Mumbai (by air)

Early morning drive to Bangalore. The city tour would include Tipu Sultan's Palace, one of the most remarkable Islamic Buildings of the city, now a museum, ISKCON Temple and Lal Bagh Garden. On- time transfer to the airport to board flight for Mumbai. On arrival we assist you to check in at our Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 13: Mumbai / Udaipur (by air)

Post breakfast departure for sightseeing covering the Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Marine drive & Prince Wales Museum. Later transfer to the airport to board flight to Udaipur. On arrival we assist you to check in at our Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 14: Udaipur

Morning tour of Udaipur's fascinating City Palace. The tour continues to the garden of the Maids of Honour and Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum. At sunset you can cruise around in a boat amidst the romantic waters of Lake Pichola. Overnight stay.

Day 15: Udaipur / Jaipur (by air)

The day is free for leisurely activities till evening. Transfer to the airport to board flight for Jaipur. On arrival we assist you to check in at our Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 16: Jaipur / Agra (260 km / 6 hrs)

Early morning 11 km drive to Amber, the capital of the gallant Rajputs from 1037 to 1728 AD. Ascend the fort on Elephant back and visit the Palace. Later visit the City Palace, Birla Temple, Jantar Mantar Observatory and the Palace of winds. Overnight stay.

Day 17: Agra

Morning drive to Agra. En route visit to fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece in sandstone with the stunning elegance of its palaces and courts. On arrival we assist you to check in at our Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 18: Agra

Agra, the erstwhile capital of India under the great Mughals and home to Taj Mahal, has always fascinated the Indians as well as foreigners alike. Most of Agra is on the West bank of river Yamuna, with the Agra Fort and the Taj at its nucleus. Taj Mahal is quite simply one of mankind's most remarkable creations. Early morning you enjoy the sight of the rising sun over the dome like structure of the magnificent Taj Mahal. Next on is a visit to Agra Fort. Evening at leisure followed by overnight stay at hotel.

Day 19: Agra / Khajuraho (By Air)

Post breakfast transfer to airport to board flight for Khajuraho. On arrival we assist you to check in at our Hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay.

Day 20: Khajuraho / Varanasi (By Air)

Early morning sightseeing trip, covering temples built between 950 and 1050 AD by the mighty warrior kings of the Chandela dynasty, in a truly inspired burst of creativity, only 22 temples survive of the 85 originally built. On time transfer to the airport to board flight for Varanasi. Overnight stay.

Day 21: Varanasi / Delhi (By Air)

Early morning drive to Bangalore. The city tour would include Tipu Sultan's Palace, one of the most remarkable Islamic Buildings of the city, now a museum, ISKCON Temple and Lal Bagh Garden. On- time transfer to the airport to board flight for Mumbai. On arrival we assist you to check in at our Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 22: Delhi

Breakfast at the Coffee shop. Rest of the morning at leisure. You will be taken on a guided tour of Delhi, beginning with a morning sightseeing trip to Old Delhi and followed by visits to the 1648 Red Fort, India's largest mosque - Jama Masjid and Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat. Afternoon tour includes visits to India Gate, President's House, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutb Minar. Tour concludes. We thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to the Railway Station / Airport for your onward travel.

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