The Imperial Heritage of India
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Experience the grandeur of "The Imperial Heritage of India" as you journey through Mumbai, Cochin, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Varanasi, Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Explore iconic landmarks, such as Elephant Caves and the Taj Mahal, delve into the rich history of Jaipur's Amber Fort, and witness the spiritual fervor of Varanasi's Ganga Aarti. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures, architectural wonders, and diverse landscapes that make India truly captivating. Conclude your tour with cherished memories of this extraordinary imperial adventure.
Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
Upon arrival at Mumbai airport, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and recover from your journey.
Day 2: Mumbai Sightseeing
After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Mumbai. Visit the famous Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its ancient rock-cut temples. Explore other landmarks such as the Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Marine Drive, and the bustling markets of Colaba.
Day 3: Mumbai - Cochin (Flight)
Catch a flight from Mumbai to Cochin. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour of Cochin, including attractions like the Fort Kochi area, Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue, and the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets. In the evening, witness a Kathakali dance performance.
Day 4: Cochin - Alleppey (60km)
After breakfast, drive to Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, famous for its backwaters. Board a traditional houseboat and embark on a scenic cruise through the backwaters, passing by lush paddy fields, coconut groves, and local villages. Enjoy the serene and peaceful surroundings.
Day 5: Alleppey - Cochin (60km) / Chennai (Flight)
Disembark from the houseboat and drive back to Cochin. If your next destination is Chennai, transfer to the airport for your flight. If you are returning to Cochin, spend the rest of the day at leisure or explore the local markets.
Day 6: Chennai - Pondicherry (250km)
Drive from Chennai to Pondicherry, a former French colony known for its distinctive architecture and tranquil ambiance. En route, visit the ancient city of Kanchipuram, renowned for its temples and silk sarees. In Pondicherry, explore the French Quarter, Auroville, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and enjoy the serene beaches.
Day 7: Pondicherry - Chennai (165km) / Hyderabad (Flight)
After breakfast, drive back to Chennai. En route, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram, famous for its rock-cut temples and monuments. Continue driving to Chennai airport for your flight to Hyderabad. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and relax.
Day 8: Hyderabad Sightseeing
Embark on a city tour of Hyderabad, starting with a visit to the magnificent Golconda Fort. Explore the historic Charminar, Salar Jung Museum, Qutb Shahi Tombs, and the lively Laad Bazaar. Learn about the rich cultural heritage and architectural wonders of the city.
Day 9: Hyderabad - Kolkata (Flight)
Fly from Hyderabad to Kolkata. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and relax. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring the local markets or relaxing in the comfort of your hotel.
Day 10: Kolkata Sightseeing
After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Kolkata. Visit the iconic Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Indian Museum, Marble Palace, and the vibrant markets of Kolkata. Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural heritage of the city.
Day 11: Kolkata - Varanasi (Flight)
Catch a flight from Kolkata to Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities in the world and a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and later in the evening, witness the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the holy River Ganges.
Day 12: Varanasi Sightseeing
Start your day with an early morning boat ride on the River Ganges, witnessing the spiritual rituals and bathing ghats. After breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Varanasi, visiting the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, and the sacred site of Sarnath, where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. If time permits, visit the historic Ram Nagar Fort. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
Day 13: Varanasi - Delhi (Flight)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. You can explore the bustling markets of Delhi or relax in your hotel.
Day 14: Delhi Sightseeing
Embark on a full-day city tour of Delhi, exploring both Old and New Delhi. Visit the historical landmarks including the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, India Gate, President's House, Humayun's Tomb, and Qutub Minar. Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural heritage of the capital city.
Day 15: Delhi - Agra (204km)
Drive to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal. Check-in at your hotel and then visit the iconic Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Explore the majestic Agra Fort, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb, also known as the Baby Taj. Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 16: Agra - Jaipur (245km)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur, the Pink City of India. En route, visit Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned Mughal city. Continue your journey to Jaipur and check-in at the hotel. In the evening, you can explore the colorful local markets and indulge in shopping for handicrafts and traditional Rajasthani artifacts.
Day 17: Jaipur Sightseeing
Embark on a full-day city tour of Jaipur. Visit the majestic Amber Fort, where you can enjoy an elephant ride up to the fort entrance. Explore the intricate architecture of Jaipur's iconic landmarks including Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), City Palace, Jantar Mantar (Observatory), and Jal Mahal (Water Palace). Dive into the vibrant culture of Jaipur and savor the Rajasthani cuisine.
Day 18: Jaipur - Mumbai (Flight)
As per your flight schedule, transfer to Jaipur airport to catch a flight to Mumbai. Alternatively, you can drive to Delhi Airport to board your onward flight
- 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.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar
Mumbai x 2 nights
3* - Hotel Suba Palace/ BW Hotel Sahil
4* - Sun-N-Sand Hotel/ Fariyas Hotel
5* - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central
Cochin x 1 nights
3* - The Dune Hotel/ Abad Plaza
4* - Casino Hotel/ The Avenue Regent
5* - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien
Alleppey x 1 nights
3* - Deluxe Houseboat (AC during night)
4* - Preminum Houseboat
5* - Luxury Houseboat
Chennai x 1 nights
3* - Raj Park/ MGM East Woods
4* - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan
5* - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace
Pondicherry x 1 nights
3* - Shenbaga Hotel/ Annamalai International
4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa
5* - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa
Hyderabad x 2 nights
3* - Aditya Park/ Lemon Tree Hotel
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel/ Fortune Park Vallabha
5* - ITC Kakatiya, a Luxury Collection/ Trident Hotel
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
Varanasi x 2 nights
3* - Meraden Grand/ Amaya Hotel
4* - Rivatas by Ideal/ Palace On Ganges
5* - Radisson Hotel/ Gateway Hotel Taj
Delhi x 2 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Meridian Plaza
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges
Agra x 1 night
3* - Howard Plaza the Fern/ Atulyaa Taj
4* - Prime Plaza/ Crystal Sarovar Premier
5* - Mansion Grand/ Courtyard by Marriott
Jaipur x 2 nights
3* - Redfox Hotel/ Park Ocean
4* - Fortune Select Metropolitan/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - ITC Rajputana/ Hilton Jaipur
- Mumbai - Cochin - Chennai - Hyderabad - Kolkata - Varanasi - Delhi - Jaipur - Mumbai flight fare approx INR 40,500 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.