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Splendors of the East: A Journey through India and Sri Lanka

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Embark on a captivating journey through the enchanting lands of India and Sri Lanka on the "Splendors of the East" private tour. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage as you explore iconic landmarks like the Taj Mahal, ancient ruins of Sigiriya, and vibrant cities of Delhi and Colombo. Witness the diverse landscapes, taste exquisite cuisines, and experience the warm hospitality of these captivating destinations. Let this extraordinary journey through the East be a treasure trove of unforgettable memories.

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Upon your arrival in Delhi, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. After check-in, you can relax and unwind.


Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing

Embark on a full day city tour of Old and New Delhi. Explore the historical sites of Old Delhi, including Jama Masjid, Red Fort, and Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi, visit landmarks such as India Gate, Qutub Minar, and Humayun's Tomb. Experience the bustling markets and vibrant culture of the city.


Day 3: Delhi - Agra (210kms)

After breakfast, drive to Agra. Upon arrival, visit the iconic Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Explore the Agra Fort, known for its stunning architecture and historical significance. Also, visit the Baby Taj, a beautiful mausoleum with intricate designs.


Day 4: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Abhaneri - Jaipur (245kms)

Leave Agra and drive to Jaipur. En route, visit Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its well-preserved Mughal architecture. Also, visit the Chand Baori stepwell in Abhaneri. Continue your journey to Jaipur and check in at the hotel.


Day 5: Jaipur Sightseeing

Embark on a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Visit the magnificent Amber Fort and enjoy an elephant ride to the fort entrance. Explore the Jal Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. Discover the City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Hawa Mahal, Birla Temple, and Nahargarh Fort.


Day 6: Jaipur - Delhi (265kms) / Flight to Cochin

Drive back to Delhi and catch a flight to Cochin. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the vibrant city on your own.


Day 7: Cochin Sightseeing - Alleppey

Embark on a city tour of Cochin, known for its rich cultural heritage. Visit the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, and the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets. In the afternoon, drive to Alleppey and board a traditional houseboat for an enchanting backwater cruise.


Day 8: Alleppey - Thekkady (140kms)

Disembark from the houseboat in Alleppey and drive to Thekkady. On arrival, visit a spice plantation and learn about the various spices grown in the region. In the evening, witness a martial arts performance and a Kathakali dance show, showcasing the traditional art forms of Kerala.


Day 9: Thekkady - Madurai (160kms)

Embark on a morning boat safari in the Periyar National Park, located in Thekkady. Spot wildlife and enjoy the serene beauty of the surroundings. After the safari, drive to Madurai and check in at the hotel. In the evening, visit the Meenakshi Amman Temple and witness the evening prayer ceremony.


Day 10: Madurai - Trichy (140kms)

After breakfast, explore the city of Madurai. Visit the Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace, Gandhi Memorial Museum, and Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam. Later, drive to Trichy and check in at the hotel. In the evening, visit the iconic Rock Fort Temple, perched on a rock with panoramic views of the city.


Day 11: Trichy - Colombo (Flight) - Sigiriya (190kms)

After breakfast, transfer to airport to board a flight from Trichy to Colombo, Sri Lanka. Upon arrival, drive to Sigiriya and check in at the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the surroundings and relaxing.


Day 12: Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya

After breakfast, visit the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ascend the rock to explore the ancient ruins, including the frescoes and the impressive Lion's Paw entrance. Enjoy panoramic views from the top. Next, proceed to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the well-preserved ruins and archaeological sites, including the Royal Palace, Gal Vihara (Buddha statues), and the Sacred Quadrangle. Learn about the rich history and cultural significance of this ancient city. In the evening, return to Sigiriya for an overnight stay.


Day 13: Sigiriya - Dambulla - Kandy (90kms)

Start your day with a visit to the Dambulla Cave Temple, a complex of Buddhist cave temples adorned with intricate murals and statues. Continue your journey to Kandy, a city known for its cultural heritage. Check in at the hotel and spend the evening at leisure.


Day 14: Kandy

Explore the cultural city of Kandy, starting with a visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, which houses the sacred tooth of Lord Buddha. Enjoy a stroll around the scenic Kandy Lake and visit the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, known for its stunning collection of tropical plants. In the evening, witness a cultural show featuring traditional music and dance performances.


Day 15: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya (80kms)

Drive to Nuwara Eliya, also known as "Little England" for its colonial-era architecture and cool climate. En route, visit a tea plantation and learn about the tea production process. In Nuwara Eliya, visit attractions such as Gregory Lake, Hakgala Botanical Garden, and the picturesque town center. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.


Day 16: Nuwara Eliya - Horton Plains - Nuwara Eliya (90kms)

Embark on an excursion to Horton Plains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning landscapes and biodiversity. Take a hike to World's End, a sheer cliff with panoramic views, and visit Baker's Falls. Return to Nuwara Eliya for an overnight stay.


Day 17: Nuwara Eliya - Yala National Park (150kms)

Drive to Yala National Park, home to a variety of wildlife species, including leopards, elephants, and birds. Embark on an exciting jeep safari to spot these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Enjoy an overnight stay near the park.


Day 18: Yala National Park - Galle - Bentota (210kms)

Drive to the coastal city of Galle and explore its well-preserved Dutch colonial architecture, including the iconic Galle Fort. Visit the Galle Lighthouse and enjoy a leisurely walk along the charming streets. Continue to Bentota and check in at the hotel for an overnight stay.


Day 19: Bentota - Colombo (85kms)

After breakfast, enjoy some leisure time in Bentota, known for its beautiful beaches and water sports. Later, drive to Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. Embark on a city tour, visiting attractions such as the Gangaramaya Temple, Independence Square, and the vibrant Pettah Market. Overnight stay in Colombo.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 18 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.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.

- Any flight tickets.

- 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.