Must See Places in Eastern Himalaya, Maharastra & Hyderabad Region in India
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Must See Places in Eastern Himalaya, Maharastra & Hyderabad Region in India tour will Begin in Kolkata the former capital of India dotted with British era monuments. Next fly to explore the grandeur of Eastern Himalaya dotted with Buddhist Monasteries, serene lakes, tea gardens, beautiful view points and ancient shrines. Fly to Mumbai a city famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry, the country's financial powerhouse. Fly to Aurangabad and visit the stunning Ajanta and Ellora Caves two unique UNESCO World Heritage sites. Fly to Hyderabad home to historic monuments and imperial Palaces. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Ramappa Temple, Hampi, Aihole & Pattdakkal. At the end unwind on the sun-kissed beaches of Goa.
Day 1: Arrive Kolkata
On arrival at Kolkata Airport assistance & transfer to hotel (standard hotel check in time 12pm). Rest time for personal activites & relax. O/n at hotel.
Day 2: Kolkata
Breakfast at hotel. Full day city tour of Kolkata visiting Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Netaji Bhawan, Howrah Bridge, Dakshineswar Kali Temple & other landmark monuments of the city. O/n at hotel.
Day 3: Kolkata - Bagdogra (Flight)/ Darjeeling (75kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to board flight for Bagdogra. On arrival transfer to Darjeeling check in at hotel. Darjeeling the Queen of Indias hills is a Victorian town of old world charm, surrounded by fragrant tea gardens. Rest time to relax and explore The Mall. O/n at hotel.
Day 4: Darjeeling
Breakfast at hotel. Early morning 4am pick up for visiting Tiger Hill view colorful sunrise over Mt. Kangchenjunga. On way back visit Ghoom Monastery & Batasia Loop. Later visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) Tenzing Rock, Ropeway view point, Tibetans Refuge Center (closed on Sunday), Happy valley Tea Garden (outer view) and Lioyed botanical garden. Enjoy toy train ride on Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Visit a Tibetan village and Buddhist monasteries Chholing & Darli. Evening free to explore the market. O/n at hotel.
Day 5: Darjeeling - Pelling (72kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Pelling check in at hotel. Later visit Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse Ruins, Tashiding Monastery & Sanga Choeling Monastery. Also visit Rimbi water Falls. O/n at hotel.
Day 6: Pelling - Gangtok (130kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Gangtok via NH 31A passing through Temi, Taraku, Singtam, Rangpo & Ranipool. The journey is surrounded by lush green forests and Tea Gardens with eye catching picturesque view. On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit Do Drul Chorten, Himalayan Zoological Park, Directorate of Handicraft, Lal bazaar & The Mall. O/n at hotel.
Day 7: Gangtok
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to Tsongo Lake a paradise for bird lovers. Next visit Rumtek Monastery, Bakthang Waterfall, Tashi Viewpoint & Enchey Monastery. O/n at hotel.
Day 8: Gangtok - Kalimpong - Bagdogra (60kms)/ Mumbai (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Later drive to Bagdogra enroute visit Kalimpong colonial-era buildings MacFarlane Memorial Church & Dr. Grahams Homes. Also visit Durpin Monastery, Deolo Park, Thongsa Gompa & Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Gompa. Continue drive to Bagdogra airport to board flight for Mumbai. On arrival transfer to hotel check in & o/n at hotel.
Day 9: Mumbai
Breakfast at hotel. Morning excursion to Elephant caves (Monday closed). Later city tour visiting CST, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobhi Ghat & Kala Ghoda Kala Ghoda Art Precinct. O/n at hotel.
Day 10: Mumbai - Aurangabad (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to board flight for Aurangabad. On arrival transfer to hotel. Excursion to visit Ellora Caves, Grishneshwar Temple & Daulatabad Fort. Also visit Bibi ka Maqbara, Panchakki & Aurangabad Caves. O/n at hotel.
Day 11: Aurangabad - Visit Ajanta Caves (200kms round)
Breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion to Ajanta which house 30 rock-cut cave from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE. Buddhist Caves with mesmerizing sculptures and paintings depict Buddhas life as well the lives of the Buddha in his previous births. Drive back to Aurangabad. O/n at hotel.
Day 12: Aurangabad - Hyderabad (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to board flight for Hyderabad. On arrival transfer to hotel, check in. Rest time free for personal activities relax. O/n at hotel.
Day 13: Hyderabad
Breakfast at hotel. Explore 400 year-old metropolitan city teeming with bustling-bazaars & Muslim monuments. Visit Golconda Fort Complex, Qutubshahi Tombs, Charminar, Mecca Mosque, Salarjung Museum & Chowmohalla Palace. O/n at hotel.
Day 14: Hyderabad - Visit Warangal Unesco World Heritage Sites (300kms round)
Breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion to visit The Thousand Pillar Rudreswara Temple one of the fine and earliest available examples of Kakatiya art, Warangal fort built in 13th century and Kakatiya Kala Thoranam. Further drive to Ramappa Temple, this temple has been rightfully described as the “brightest star in the galaxy of medieval temples of the Deccan” a repository of Kakatiyan creative genius, with intricate carvings adorning the walls, pillars and ceilings of this marvellous edifice. Drive back to Hyderabad for o/n at hotel.
Day 15: Hyderabad - Hampi (flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to board flight for Vijayanagar. On arrival at transfer to hotel in Hampi. Rest time free & easy to relax. O/n at hotel.
Day 16: Hampi
Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Hampi an UNESCO world Heritage sites dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire. Visit Hazara Rama Temple, Kings Balance, Mahanavami Dibba, Royal enclosures, Statue of Ugra Narasimha Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Vithala And Lotus Mahal, Vithala Temple Complex and ASI Museum. O/n at hotel.
Day 17: Hampi - Lakkundi - Gadag - Badami (150kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Badami via visiting Trikuteshwara & few ruined Temples in Gadag. And Mallikarjuna, Virabhadra, Manikeshwara, Nanneshwara, Lakshminarayana, Someshwara, Nilakanteshwara temples in Lakkundi. Continue drive to Badami check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 18: Badami, Aihole & Pattadakkal
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to visit Aihole a historical site & home to over 125 beautiful Chalukyan temples and monuments from 6th to 12th century. And Pattadakal a treasure trove of Hindu and Jain temples complex built-in 7th and 8th century CE. Return to Badami visit cave temples, Badami Fort and Agastya Lake. O/n at hotel.
Day 19: Badami - Goa (250kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Goa check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 20: Goa
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Old Goa monument the Basilica of Bom Jesus, St. Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Miracles, Church of our Lady of Rosary and Nunnery of St. Monica, The Aguada Fort and Portuguese lighthouse. In South Goa visit Mangueshi Temple, Shanta Durga Temple & Margao. Drive Pass the charming beaches such as Calangute, Dona Paula, Miramar, and Baga Beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 21: Goa
Breakfast at hotel. Day free and easy to relax and explore the city on your own.
Day 22: Goa - Departure (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
Assistance on arrival at airport.
21 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Daily breakfast at hotels.
Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels used or similar for 21 nights accommodation
Kolkata x 2 nights
3* - Regenta Orko's/ The Fern Residency
4* - The Peerless Inn/ The Fern Residency
5* - ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection/ The Lalit Great Eastern
Darjeeling x 2 nights
3* - Central Heritage Resort & Spa/ Omega Residency
4* - Elgin Hotel/ The Royal Plaza
5* - Mayfair/ Windamere Hotel
Pelling x 1 night
3* - Green Leaf Resort/ The Pelling Resort
4* & 5* - Elgin Mt. Pandim/ Chumbi Mountain Retreat & Spa
Gangtok x 2 nights
3* - Tamarind Hotels/ Hotel New Orchid
4* - Elgin NorKhill/ Saramsa Resort
5* - Mayfair Spa Resort & Casino/ WelcomHeritage Denzong Regency
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
Hyderabad x 3 nights
3* - Aditya Park/ Lemon Tree Hotel
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel/ Fortune Park Vallabha
5* - ITC Kakatiya, a Luxury Collection/ Trident Hotel
Hampi x 2 nights
3* - Krishna Palace/ Kishkinda Heritage Resort
4* - Heritage Resort / Royal Orchid Central Keerti
5* - Hyatt Place/ Hampi Boulders
Badami x 2 night
3* - Rajsangam Hotel/ The Heritage Resort
4* & 5* - Badami Court/ Krishna Heritage
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
Kolkata - Bagdogra - Mumbai - Aurangabad - Hyderabad - Hampi flight tickets approx â‚¹25500 per person in economy class.
Camera charges at monuments.
Meals other than mentioned in inclusions.
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Gratuities & optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions.