MAHRASHTRA TOUR PACKAGE

DAY 01                                ARRIVE DELHI [BY FLIGHT]

Arrive Delhi, our representative will be waiting for you outside the EXIT gate of arrival terminal, holding a placard. Met upon arrival and transfer to hotel. (Early check in is subject to availability.)

 

The capital of modern India has behind it centuries of history, which has enriched its culture. Nowhere has tradition blended with modernity on a scale as evident in New Delhi. Delhi is what you want it to be – a modern city with life or a city of monuments and history.

Remainder of the day at leisure / free for independent activities.

Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 02                                DELHI

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning proceed for half day combined city tour of Old & New Delhi. The tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; drive past the Red Fort continuing to the Jama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques. The magnificent Red Fort, overlooking the river Jamuna was built during the years 1638 – 48 when the Mughal Empire was at its peak. The tour continues to Jama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques and which is viewed from the outside. People stream in and out of the mosque continuously and the presence of a nearby bazaar means that the area is rarely quiet.

The tour to Imperial Delhi will include a visit to the Qutub Minar, which is the tallest stone tower in India.  The Qutub Minar was started in 1199 AD by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak and completed by the sultan’s successor and son-in-law, Iltutmish. The building is 72.5 m high and has 379 steps from the bottom to the top. The Minar is tapering with the diameter of the base is 14.3 m while at the top floor it is2.7 m.  The Qutub Minar is still the highest stone tower.The tour also includes a drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the President’s residence.

Rest of the day at leisure / free for independent activities.

Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 03                                DELHIHARIDWAR [215 KMS/6-7 HRS]              

Early breakfast at the hotel

Later leave for Haridwar by surface.

Arrive Haridwar & check in at the hotel.

Haridwar, literally Gateway to God, is one of the Hindu holy places in India and a center of Hindu religion and mysticism for centuries. Located on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga), at the point where the Ganges descends from the hills to the North Indian plains, Haridwar attracts a large number of Hindu pilgrims from all over the world.

In the evening proceed to attend the Aarti at the Ganges of river Ganga at Hari – Ki – Pauri. Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 04                                HARIDWARRISHIKESH

RISHIKESH – DELHI [235 KMS, 06-07 HRS]

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning you will proceed for a half day excursion tour of Rishikesh.

Today you will visit Triveni Ghat , This is a bathing ghat. Daily in the morning and evening there are thousands who take bath here and enjoy the Maha Aarti being performed. It very soothing to sit on the banks of the river and enjoy the cool breeze from the river. This is the spot wher tree streem of river Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati are said to flow together.

Later visit TRAYAMBAKESHWAR Temple is three story high with different delities residing in it & LAKSHMAN JHULA: This Hanging bridge across Ganga is about 5Kms from Rishikesh, on the way to Badrinath. It was originally a jute rope bridge without pillars and was rebuilt with iron ropes in 1889.On the side of this famous bridge is a well known Shri Raghunathji temple dedicated to Lord Ram.

Later drive to Delhi and check-in at the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 05                                delhi/AGRA [BY SURFACE – 204 Kms, 04 ½ HRS]

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning leave for Agra and check in at the hotel.

Afternoon proceed for half-day city tour visiting Taj Mahal & Agra Fort.

The Taj Mahal is everything that has been said about it and more. Taking 22 years and 20,000 men to build, the white marble was quarried 200 miles away and was transported to the site by a fleet of 1000 elephants. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, in mid 17th century, the Taj Mahal is truly one of the wonders of the world. Though the Taj appears to be amazingly perfect from almost any angle, it is the close-up marble inlay work, which is really astounding. You will have ample time to view and be mesmerized by this outstanding piece of architecture. (Note: Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays for public visit.)

Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. Agra Fort – the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. This was the seat of Mughal rule and administration and the present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the walls and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River. Shah Jehan added the impressive quarters nd the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 06                                AGRA/ JAIPUR [232 KMS/ 5 ½ HRS]

Breakfast at the hotel.

Later you will be driven to Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city, built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century.  It was abandoned soon after it was built when the local wells went dry and it remains today in much the same condition that it was over 300 years ago.  It is complete with palaces and mosques and used to be a town larger than London when it was originally constructed. Now it is an extraordinary place to wander around with its buildings in near perfect condition.

After your visit, continue your drive to Jaipur and check-in at hotel.

Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel

DAY 07                                JAIPUR

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning proceed to visit the ancient capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century.

 

An elephant/jeep will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) where a single lamplight is reflected in the many mirrors, lighting up the room.

In the afternoon, you will visit the city of Jaipur. Among the highlights to be seen while touring Jaipur include the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, armory, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory made by the Maharaja of Jaipur, built in 1726 and is one of the five such astronomical wonders built by Sawai Jai Singh and makes accurate predictions even to this day. You will also have the opportunity to wander about the local markets. Return to your hotel after the sightseeing tour of Jaipur City.

Overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 08                                JAIPUR/BANGALORE [BY FLIGHT]

Breakfast at the hotel.

Later transfer to airport to connect flight for Bangalore

Upon arrival you will be transferred to hotel

  • Bengaluru, India’s sixth largest city, is known as the Garden City because of its countless parks and tree-lined avenues. It was founded in 1537 by a local chieftain called Kempe Gowda, and later extended by Tipu Sultan, the Wodeyars of Mysore and the British. Set at an altitude of over 1000 m, the climate adds to the attractions of this city, now famous as the Silicon Valley of India.

Rest of the day is at le      isure.Overnight at hotel

 

DAY 09                                BANGALORE

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning proceed for half day city tour covering – Vidhan Sabha , Lal Bagh & ISKCON Temple, it is a must visit temple in Bangalore.

Iskcon Temple – This is one of the most popular and sought after destinations in the region. The fantastic temple building, the gorgeous deities of the lord Sri Radha Krishna and the pure spiritual atmosphere make the pilgrimage a lasting memory. This temple attracts people from national and international front every week.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 10                                BANGALORE-MYSORE [125 KMS / 3 Hrs]

Breakfast at the hotel.

Later drive to Mysore and check-in at hotel.

Afternoon proceed for half day city tour which includes the Maharaja’s Palace, St Philomena’s Church, Sri Jauyachamarajendra Art Gallery and Brindavan Gardens.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 11                                MYSORE-CHENNAI [BY TRAIN]

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning is at leisure.

Afternoon transfer to Mysore railway station to board train for Chennai.

Arrive Chennai meet our representative & transfer to hotel.

Chennai, India’s fourth largest city, is also called the Gateway to the South. From a tiny hamlet in 1639, it grew around the Fort St. George built by the British. A lush green city famed for its temples, silk, music and dance, Chennai gives a sense of serenity and spaciousness, enhanced by one of the world’s largest and most beautiful beaches, the Marina beach.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 12                                CHENNAI

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning proceed for half day city tour of Chennai.

You will visit – Kapaleeswaarar Temple: Visiting to temples can serve many purposes. It just depends on your preference. If you are curious to know about the ancient culture of Hindus you can visit temples. If you are giving some spiritual touch to your tour then you can also visit the temple. Also if you want to understand ancient India with all its political, cultural principles then also you can tour to the temples. So if any of these topics are your interest then in your Chennai temple tour list you can add a visit to the Kapaleeswarar temple in Chennai.

St. Mary’s Church: This Is The Oldest Anglican Church In Asia.  The first English church in Chennai and is the oldest surviving British church in India

National Art Gallery and Government Museum: Well worth to visit.  The buildings originally belonged to a group of eminent British citizens, known as the Pantheon Committee.   The main building has an excellent archaeological section also houses a good ethnology collection and Chola Bronze.

Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 13                                CHENNAI-MAHABALIPURAM-KANCHIPURAM-CHENNAI  

Breakfast at the hotel.

Later proceed for full day excursion to Mahabalipuram & Kanchuipuram

Kanchipuram famous as the ‘City of a Thousand Temples’ has its history intertwined with the glorious reign of the Pallavas, the Cholas and the Rayas of Vijayanagar. Upon arrival in Mahabalipuram check into hotel.

Mahabalipuram which includes Arjuna’s Penance, Krishna Mandapam, Varaha Mandapam, Five Rathas and Shore Temples.

Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 14                                CHENNAI COCHIN [BY FLIGHT]

Breakfast at the hotel.

Later transfer to airport to board the flight for Cochin.

Arrive Cochin domestic airport & transfer to the hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 15                                COCHIN

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning proceed for half day tour of the city visiting the Dutch Palace, which has some of India’s most beautiful murals, the Jewish Synagogue in the heart of Jew Town and the cantilevered Chinese fishing nets. See St. Francis Church where Vasco da Gama was originally buried, and the Santa Cruz Church with its pastel coloured interior and carved wooden panels.

 

Overnight at the hotel

 

 

 

DAY 16                                COCHIN/ALLEPPEY (BY SURFACE –60 KM /01 Hrs.)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning drive to Alleppey & board the houseboat (for Alleppey to Kumarakom round).

The kettuvallam or ‘boat with knots’- was so called because the entire boat was held together with coir knots only – not even a single nail is used during the construction.  The boat is made of planks of jack-wood joined together with coir. This is then coated with a caustic black resin made from boiled cashew kernels. With careful maintenance, a kettuvallom can last for generations.

Lunch, dinner and overnight on houseboat.

DAY 17                                alleppey – cochin [65 kms, 01 hrs]

COCHIN- MUMBAI [BY FLIGHT]

Breakfast at the houseboat.

Later transfer to Cochin airport to board fight for Mumbai.

Arrive Mumbai meet our representative and transfer to hotel.

Bombay, or Mumbai, is the capital of Maharashtra and the economic powerhouse of India. It’s the fastest moving, most affluent and the most industrialized city in India. Yet, once upon a time, Bombay was nothing more than a group of low-lying, swampy and malarial mud flats presented to the British by its Portuguese occupiers as a wedding gift in 1661.

Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 18                                mumbai

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning proceed for half day city tour of Mumbai visiting Mani Bhavan, the house where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay during his visits to Bombay which is now a Museum displaying photographs, letters, and personal items used by him.  Visit the Prince of Wales Museum and the Jain Temple.  Drive past the “Towers of Silence”, Kamla Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens situated on the slope of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach.  Drive through Crawford market, Marine Drive and commemorate the visit of King George V.

Afternoon is at leisure in Mumbai. Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 19                                mumbai

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 20                                mumbai

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 21                                depaRture MUMBAI

In time you will be met by our representative and transfer to Mumbai International airport in time to board flight for onward destination. (LATE CHECK OUT IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)                                                

 

END OF OUR SERVICES………

 

 

 

Price Proposal

 

CATEGORY OF HOTELS

City

Combination-I

Combination-II

Combination-III

Delhi

Marble Arch

Country Inn

The Suryaa

Haridwar

Hotel Lakshya

Country Inn & Suites

Hotel Radisson

Delhi

Marble Arch

Country Inn

The Suryaa

Agra

Pushp Villa

Clarks Shiraz

Wyndham Grand

Jaipur

Vesta Maurya

Holiday Inn

Marriott Jaipur

Bangalore

Pai Viceroy

Fortune JP Celestial

The Paul

Mysore

Pai Vista

Sandesh The Prince

Windflower Resorts & Spa

Chennai

Southern Crest

Hotel Pride

The Park

Cochin

The Presidency

Hotel Dream

Le Meridien

Alleppey

Air-Conditioned Houseboat

Air-Conditioned Houseboat

Air-Conditioned Houseboat

Mumbai

Hotel Sahil

Hotel Fariyas

Vivanta By Taj President

 

 

 

RATES ARE NOT VALID FROM : 01 OCT – 20 DEC ’2012

 

COMBINATION – I: BASED ON 03 STAR HOTELS

TOUR COST BASED ON 02 PAX TRAVELLING TOGETHER

TOUR VALIDITY: 02 OCT – 20 DEC’ 2012

TOUR COST

02 Pax on TWIN sharing basis

US$ 1295 Per Person

Supplement for Monument Entrances

US$ 85 Per Person

Airfare Supplement for Jaipur/Bangalore & Chennai/ Cochin/Mumbai sectors in Economy Class

Please note that airfare & schedule is subject to change.

US$ 310 Per person

The above are per person costs and in US $ Dollars

 

RATES ARE NOT VALID FROM: 01 OCT – 20 DEC ’2012

 

COMBINATION – II: BASED ON 04 STAR HOTELS

TOUR COST BASED ON 02 PAX TRAVELLING TOGETHER

TOUR VALIDITY: 02 OCT – 20 DEC’ 2012

TOUR COST

02 Pax on TWIN sharing basis

US$ 1695 Per Person

Supplement for Monument Entrances

US$ 85 Per Person

Airfare Supplement for Jaipur/Bangalore & Chennai/ Cochin/Mumbai sectors in Economy Class

Please note that airfare & schedule is subject to change.

US$ 310 Per person

The above are per person costs and in US $ Dollars

 

RATES ARE NOT VALID FROM: 01 OCT – 20 DEC ’2012

 

COMBINATION – III: BASED ON 05 STAR HOTELS

TOUR COST BASED ON 02 PAX TRAVELLING TOGETHER

TOUR VALIDITY: 02 OCT – 20 DEC’ 2012

TOUR COST

02 Pax on TWIN sharing basis

US$ 2295 Per Person

Supplement for Monument Entrances

US$ 85 Per Person

Airfare Supplement for Jaipur/Bangalore & Chennai/ Cochin/Mumbai sectors in Economy Class

Please note that airfare & schedule is subject to change.

US$ 310 Per person

The above are per person costs and in US $ Dollars

 

REMARKS

  1. Please note that the mentioned flight fares are available as of now. As we have given you special check fare then we need to issue all flight tickets, so that we can get the same fares. We can issue all flight tickets only after receiving confirmation / payment from you. The quoted flight fares are subject to availability.
  1. There would be also charges against any cancellation or amendment.

 

Inclusions & Exclusions

OUR QUOTE INCLUDES:

  • 20 nights accommodation on TWIN sharing basis at the hotel mentioned above OR SIMILAR CATEGORY OF ALTERNATE HOTELS.
  • Meal Plan – Daily buffet breakfast at all the hotels EXCEPT in Alleppey where all meals are included.
  • All transfers, sightseeing tours and excursion by Air-conditioned Medium Car as per the above itinerary (No transport services included for days at leisure).
  • English speaking local guide for sightseeing and excursion tours at each city.
  • Elephant/Jeep ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • Train fare for Mysore/Chennai sector in AC Chair Car.
  • Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes, and porterage at all hotels.
  • Representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
  • All currently applicable taxes including service tax

 OUR QUOTE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Domestic airfare.
  • Entrance fees at all monuments.

 SPECIAL NOTES:

  • Check-In, Check-out time 1200 NOON
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • In case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
  • Above rates are Nett non commissionable.
  • Please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.