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Incredible Tour of India

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Embark on the "Incredible Tour of India," a captivating 18-day journey that unravels the cultural and natural wonders of this diverse country. Beginning in Mumbai, your adventure includes iconic landmarks like the Elephanta Caves and a full-day exploration of the bustling city. Fly to Aurangabad for encounters with the UNESCO-listed Ellora and Ajanta Caves, followed by a serene retreat in the pristine beaches of Goa. Discover the historical treasures of Badami, Pattadakkal, and Aihole before heading to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hampi. The tour takes you through Cochin's cultural delights, the scenic landscapes of Munnar and Thekkady, and a houseboat cruise in Alleppey. The journey concludes in Cochin, leaving you with cherished memories of India's incredible richness and diversity.


Day 1: Arrival in Mumbai

Upon your arrival at Mumbai airport, our friendly representative will warmly welcome you and assist you in your transfer to the hotel. You'll have the rest of the day to unwind and engage in personal activities, making yourself at home in this bustling city.


Day 2: Mumbai Exploration

After a hearty breakfast, immerse yourself in a full day of Mumbai exploration. Your day begins with a visit to the renowned Elephanta Caves, adorned with ancient rock-cut sculptures that depict India's rich history. You'll also embark on a city tour that covers iconic landmarks such as the Gateway of India, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, the sweeping Marine Drive, and the vibrant markets of Colaba.


Day 3: Mumbai to Aurangabad (Flight)

Today, you'll make your way to Aurangabad by catching a flight from Mumbai. Upon landing, our team will facilitate your transfer to your hotel. Later in the day, set out on an exciting excursion to the Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Ellora Caves house magnificent rock-cut structures, including the awe-inspiring Kailash Temple. Additionally, you'll explore the Grishneshwar Temple and the medieval fortress of Daulatabad. Your day concludes with a city tour of Aurangabad.


Day 4: Ajanta Day Trip

Prepare for a captivating day as you embark on an excursion to the Ajanta Caves, another UNESCO World Heritage site. The Ajanta Caves are renowned for their ancient Buddhist cave paintings and sculptures, offering a glimpse into the life of Buddha. After your exploration, you'll return to Aurangabad for an overnight stay.


Day 5: Aurangabad to Goa (Flight)

The next leg of your journey takes you to Goa, celebrated for its pristine beaches and vibrant culture. Upon arrival, our team will ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure, whether it's lounging on the sandy shores or exploring the local markets.


Day 6: Discovering Goa

Today, set out on a city tour of Goa, visiting its famous attractions. You'll explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Goa, featuring the impressive Basilica of Bom Jesus and the grand Se Cathedral. In addition, you'll meander through the charming neighborhoods of Panaji, visit the Dona Paula viewpoint, and take a tranquil walk along the picturesque beaches.


Day 7: Free Day in Goa

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Goa, allowing you to relish the paradise-like surroundings. You can soak up the sun on the beach, partake in thrilling water sports, or experience the vibrant nightlife that Goa is renowned for.


Day 8: Goa to Badami

After breakfast, you'll embark on a drive to Badami. This historical town is renowned for its ancient rock-cut cave temples, a sight you'll explore during your stay. The remainder of the day is free for you to unwind and savor the ambiance.


Day 9: Badami Exploration

Today's journey takes you on a sightseeing tour of Badami, Pattadakkal, and Aihole. You'll begin with a visit to the Badami Cave Temples, a showcase of stunning rock-cut architecture and intricate sculptures. These temples depict an intricate tapestry of Indian art and history. Later, you'll venture to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pattadakkal, known for its exquisite Chalukyan temples. The final leg of your day leads you to Aihole, an ancient town graced with numerous historical temples.


Day 10: Badami to Hampi via Gadag and Lakkundi

An exciting drive awaits you as you head to Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site. En route, explore the hidden gems of Gadag and Lakkundi. Gadag is celebrated for its architectural marvels, such as the Trikuteshwara Temple and the Veeranarayana Temple. In Lakkundi, you'll find ancient temples and intricately carved stone sculptures that transport you back in time. Your final destination is Hampi, where you'll check in to your hotel.


Day 11: Hampi Discovery

Hampi, with its mystical ruins and architectural wonders, is yours to explore today. The day begins with a visit to the iconic Virupaksha Temple, followed by a journey through the impressive Vittala Temple Complex. You'll also set eyes on architectural marvels like the Lotus Mahal, the Hazara Rama Temple, and the renowned stone chariot. Strolling through the Hampi Bazaar, you'll absorb the historical grandeur of this captivating city.


Day 12: Hampi to Cochin via Hubli (Flight)

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to Hubli airport for your flight to Cochin. Upon arriving in Cochin, our team will ensure a comfortable transfer to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance show, a vibrant form of classical dance-drama that adds a cultural flourish to your adventure.


Day 13: Cochin to Munnar

Your day begins with a city tour of Cochin, also known as Kochi. You'll visit landmarks like the Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Fort Kochi, and the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets. Following the city tour, you'll embark on a scenic drive to Munnar, a picturesque hill station renowned for its lush tea plantations. Once in Munnar, check in to your hotel and savor the tranquil ambiance of the hill station.


Day 14: Munnar Exploration

Discover the mesmerizing beauty of Munnar on today's city tour. Your journey commences with a visit to the Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. You'll be captivated by the expansive tea plantations, and the Tea Museum offers insight into the tea-making process. A visit to the Top Station promises panoramic views of the surroundings, and you'll relish the serene atmosphere that envelops the hill station.


Day 15: Munnar to Thekkady

Today, you'll journey to Thekkady, known for the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, a thriving haven of diverse wildlife. As you travel, take in the scenic beauty of Ramakkalmedu, celebrated for its panoramic views and wind farms. In the evening, you'll be treated to a captivating Martial Arts and Kathakali Dance show, a showcase of Kerala's rich cultural heritage.


Day 16: Thekkady Boat Safari

Embark on an unforgettable boat safari in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, where you have the opportunity to spot various wildlife species, including elephants, tigers, deer, and a rich variety of birdlife. After your safari, you'll journey to Kumarakom and check in to your hotel, where the serene backwaters of Kerala provide a tranquil backdrop to your stay.


Day 17: Thekkady to Alleppey Houseboat

You'll transfer to the Alleppey boat jetty and embark on a captivating houseboat cruise through the enchanting backwaters of Alleppey. The voyage carries you through picturesque canals and charming villages, allowing you to relish the serene beauty of the backwaters. During your cruise, traditional cuisine will be served, adding a delightful culinary dimension to your journey.


Day 18: Alleppey to Cochin Departure

Disembark from your houseboat and journey to Cochin airport for your onward travel plans. This marks the end of your memorable journey through the cultural and natural wonders of Southern India.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 17 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- 1-Time shared boat safari in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary with naturalist.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 17-nights accommodation

Mumbai x 2 night
3* - Hotel Suba Palace/ BW Hotel Sahil
4* - Sun-N-Sand Hotel/ Fariyas Hotel
5* - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central

Aurangabad x 2 nights
3* - Keys Hotel The Aures/ Aurangabad Gymkhana Club
4* - Ambassador Ajanta / VITS Hotel
5* - WelcomHotel Rama International / Lemon Tree Hotel

Goa x 3 nights 
3* - Varca Le Palm/ Lambana Resort
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel Candolim/ The Chances Resort & Casino
5* - Zuri Varca Goa White Sand Resort & Casino/ Alila Diwa Goa

Badami x 2 nights
3* - Rajsangam Hotel/ The Heritage Resort
4* & 5* - Badami Court/ Krishna Heritage

Hampi x 2 nights
3* - Krishna Palace/ Kishkinda Heritage Resort
4* - Heritage Resort / Royal Orchid Central Keerti
5* - Hyatt Place/ Hampi Boulders

Cochin x 1 nights
3* - The Dune Hotel/ Abad Plaza
4* - Casino Hotel/ The Avenue Regent
5* - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien

Munnar x 2 nights
3* - Fort Munnar/ Abad Copper Castle
4* - Nature Zone Jungle Resort/ Fragrant Nature Munnar
5* - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County

Pariyar (Thekkady) x 2 nights
3* - Abad Green Forest/ Hotel Treetop
4* - The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County
5* - Spice village/ Cardamom County

Alleppey x 1 night
3* - Deluxe Houseboat (ATDC Houseboat/ Dream Boats)
4* - Premium Houseboat (Abad Premium Houseboats/ Rainbow Premium Houseboats)
5* - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons)

- Mumbai - Aurangabad - Goa & Hubli - Cochin flight fare approx INR 19, 500 per person in economy class.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.