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

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Embark on a mesmerizing adventure with our "Splendors of the East" tour, weaving through the cultural tapestries of India and Sri Lanka. Explore historic landmarks like the Taj Mahal, majestic forts in Jaipur, and the vibrant streets of Delhi. In Sri Lanka, discover ancient wonders, from the iconic Sigiriya Rock to the serene Kandy, culminating in the pristine beaches of Bentota. Immerse yourself in a harmonious blend of diverse landscapes, rich heritage, and warm hospitality on this unforgettable journey.

Day 1: Arrival in Delhi

Upon your arrival at Delhi, our representative will greet you warmly and facilitate your transfer to your hotel. After completing the check-in formalities, take some time to relax and prepare for the exciting journey ahead.


Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing

Today, embark on a full-day exploration of both Old and New Delhi. Begin your day by delving into the historical treasures of Old Delhi, visiting the grand Jama Masjid, the iconic Red Fort, and the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi, absorb the essence of the city by exploring landmarks such as India Gate, the towering Qutub Minar, and the elegant Humayun's Tomb, where history and culture intertwine seamlessly.


Day 3: Delhi to Agra (210km)

After breakfast, hit the road for your journey to Agra. Upon reaching Agra, prepare to be captivated by the magnificent Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Delve into the historical significance of Agra Fort, another architectural gem. Later, visit the intricate Baby Taj, also known as the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.


Day 4: Agra to Jaipur (245km)

Bid adieu to Agra as you depart for the 'Pink City' of Jaipur. En route, explore the well-preserved Mughal architectural wonder of Fatehpur Sikri. Continue your journey with a stop at the mesmerizing Chand Baori stepwell in Abhaneri, a true marvel of ancient engineering. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in at your hotel and unwind.


Day 5: Jaipur Sightseeing

Today, uncover Jaipur's royal history with a visit to the majestic Amber Fort. Ascend to the fort's entrance in royal style, enjoying an elephant ride. Explore the serene Jal Mahal, the grandeur of City Palace, the precision of Jantar Mantar Observatory, and the whimsical facade of Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds. Additionally, visit the beautiful Birla Temple and Nahargarh Fort to round off a day filled with architectural wonders.


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

Return to Delhi and catch a flight to Cochin, where you will be comfortably transferred to your hotel. Spend the evening at your leisure, exploring the vibrant city or simply relaxing.


Day 7: Cochin Sightseeing - Alleppey

Immerse yourself in Cochin's rich cultural heritage with visits to prominent sites, including the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, and the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets that have graced the coastline for centuries. In the afternoon, embark on a journey to Alleppey, where you'll board a traditional houseboat for a captivating backwater cruise, experiencing the tranquil beauty of Kerala's waterways.


Day 8: Alleppey to Thekkady (140km)

Disembark from the houseboat and set off for Thekkady, a place known for its spice plantations. Get acquainted with the secrets of the region's renowned spices with a visit to a spice plantation. In the evening, enjoy a cultural performance that includes martial arts and a Kathakali dance show, highlighting Kerala's traditional art forms.


Day 9: Thekkady to Madurai (160km)

Embark on a boat safari in the morning at Periyar National Park, marveling at the serene beauty and wildlife that thrives in the area. After the safari, proceed to Madurai, where you will check in to your hotel. In the evening, witness the captivating evening prayer ceremony at Meenakshi Amman Temple.


Day 10: Madurai to Trichy (140km)

Explore the cultural wonders of Madurai, including the Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace, Gandhi Memorial Museum, and Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam. Later in the day, drive to Trichy and check in. In the evening, visit the iconic Rock Fort Temple, which offers panoramic views of the city.


Day 11: Trichy to Colombo (Flight) - Sigiriya (190km)

Catch a flight to Colombo, Sri Lanka, from Trichy. Upon your arrival, drive to Sigiriya and check in at your hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, exploring the tranquil surroundings and preparing for more exciting adventures in Sri Lanka.


Day 12: Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya

Begin your day with an exploration of the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which features frescoes, the Lion's Paw entrance, and stunning panoramic views from the summit. Continue your journey with a visit to Polonnaruwa, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its well-preserved ruins and rich cultural significance.


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

Embark on a journey to Dambulla Cave Temple, a complex of Buddhist cave temples adorned with intricate murals and statues. After exploring this cultural marvel, continue to Kandy, a city renowned for its cultural heritage. Enjoy the evening at your leisure, immersing yourself in the charm of Kandy.


Day 14: Kandy Sightseeing

Delve into the cultural wonders of Kandy by visiting the Temple of the Tooth Relic, a sacred and revered site. Stroll around Kandy Lake and explore the serene Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. In the evening, witness a traditional cultural show that features music and dance performances, providing insight into Sri Lanka's rich traditions.


Day 15: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya (80km)

Your journey takes you to Nuwara Eliya, often referred to as "Little England" due to its colonial-era charm and cool climate. Along the way, visit a tea plantation to learn about the tea production process. Explore the scenic Gregory Lake, Hakgala Botanical Garden, and the picturesque town center.


Day 16: Nuwara Eliya to Horton Plains (90km)

Embark on an excursion to Horton Plains National Park, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and unique flora and fauna. Hike to World's End, a precipice that offers panoramic views of the surrounding terrain, and visit Baker's Falls before returning to Nuwara Eliya for an overnight stay.


Day 17: Nuwara Eliya to Yala National Park (150km)

Journey to Yala National Park, known for its diverse wildlife, including the elusive leopard. Enjoy an exhilarating jeep safari to spot leopards, elephants, and a variety of bird species in their natural habitat. Spend the night at a lodge or camp near the park, immersing yourself in the wilderness.


Day 18: Yala National Park to Galle to Bentota (210km)

Embark on a scenic journey to Galle, renowned for its well-preserved Dutch colonial architecture. Explore Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and stroll through the charming streets of this historic town. Later, continue to Bentota, known for its beautiful beaches and water sports. Enjoy a leisurely evening.


Day 19: Bentota to Colombo (85km)

Savor some leisure time in Bentota, making the most of the beautiful beaches and water activities. Later, drive to Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. Embark on a city tour that includes visits to attractions such as the Gangaramaya Temple, Independence Square, and the vibrant Pettah Market. Conclude your day with an 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.