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Day Place Highlights
1 Trivandrum-Kanyakumari Overnight in Kanyakumari
2 Kanyakumari Vivekananda Rock Memorial (Swami Vivekananda had attained enlightenment here. This temple stands on a huge rock from where you can see the confluence of Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean), Bhagwati Amman Temple, Thiruvalluvar Statue (known for its height. Thiruvalluvar was a famous Tamil poet), Padmanabhapuram Temple, Kanyakumari beaches (known for scenic splendor)
3 Kanyakumari-Trivandrum by road. Trivandrum-Kolkata by air At leisure, then drive to Trivandrum airport to board flight for Kolkata
4 Kolkata Fort William( headquarters of Eastern Command is based at in this colonial complex and it has provisions for accommodating 10,000 army personnel), Victoria Memorial, Birla Planetarium (astronomical observatory), Howrah Bridge, Belur Math, Botanical Gardens, Mother Teresa House (missionaries of charity), Dakshineswar Kali Temple (one of the most sacred Hindu temple)
5 Kolkata-Amritsar via Delhi by flight Overnight at Amritsar
6 Amritsar Visit The Golden temple holiest place of Sikhs), Wagah Boarder (Indo-pak), Jalianwalah Bagh (where General Dyer ruthlessly killed more than 350innocent Sikh pilgrims and injured over 1000)
7 Amritsar-Chandigarh Visit Rock Garden (a view point on rocky terrain decked with greenery and flowers) and Sukhna lake (man-made lake on Himalayan foothills which offers boating, rowing and water skiing facilities).
8 Chandigarh-Haridwar Evening prayers and aarti at Hari Ki Pauri
9 Haridwar-Rishikesh Temple tour of Haridwar - one of the holiest places of Hindu pilgrimage, visit harat Mata Temple, Chandi Ghat Temple, Mansa Devi Temple. Rishikesh at the foothills of Himalayas in famous for scenic splendor and Hindu temples. Check out the sacred Ghats, hanging bridge - Lakshman Jhula
10 Rishikesh-Haridwar by road and Haridwar-Delhi by train Overnight in Delhi
11 Delhi India Gate, the war memorial in the heart of the city. Red Fort built of red sandstone is the of great importance in present day — republic day parades initiate from here. Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques which can accommodate up to 25,000 devotees. Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi's memorial. Visit Humayan’s tomb and Qutab Minar (the tallest minaret in India)
12 Delhi-Agra En route Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna
13 Agra Taj Mahal - Mughal marvel which features among the seven wonders of the world. Visit Marble factory, you can also attend Kalakriti a cultural show which demonstrates Shah Jahan’s love-story
14 Agra-Jaipur en route Fatehpur Sikri Fatehpur Sikri in Agra, built by Akbar is dotted with small palaces, hall of public and private audience.
15 Jaipur Visit Amber Fort and Palace of Winds in Jaipur, Jantar Manatar (astronomical observatory) .
16 Jaipur-Mumbai By air
17 - 18 Mumbai Visit Gateway of India, Maha Lakshmi Dhobi Ghat, Prince Wales Museum, Mani Bhavan (Gandhiji’s once-upon-a-time residence), film city, Sanjay Gandhi National Park
19 Mumbai Airport Departure

Duration : 18 Nights / 19 Days
Destination : Trivandrum - Kanyakumari - Kolkata - Amritsar - Chandigarh - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur- Mumbai


Day 1 Arrival at Trivandrum & drive to Kanyakumari (85kms; 2hrs drive approx.)

Our representative will welcome and escort you to your hotel post arrival. Thereafter you are at leisure . Overnight in Kanyakumari.


Day 2 Kanyakumari

After breakfast you will proceed for sightseeing of Kanyakumari. Visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Bhagwati Amman Temple, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Padmanabhapuram Temple, Kanyakumari beaches. Overnight in Kanyakumari.

 

Day 3 Kanyakumari-Trivandrum (85kms; 2hrs drive approx.) & fly to Kolkata (evening flight)
Morning at leisure; at noon you will check out hotel on time and then drive to Trivandrum airport to board flight for Kolkata.

Upon your arrival at Kolkata airpoet, you will be escorted to hotel;Overnight in Kolkata

 

Day 4 Kolkata
After breakfast you will proceed for full day sightseeing tour of Kolkata. Visit Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Birla Planetarium, Howard Bridge, Belur Math, Botanical Garden, Mother Teresa House, Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Overnight in Kolkata.


Day 5 Kolkata-Amritsar (morning flight)

Take early morning flight to Amritsar via Delhi.

Upon arrival at Amritsar airport you will be given assistance in transfer to hotel; check in at a hotel and relax. Thereafter you are at leisure on your own. Overnight in Amritsar


Day 6 Amritsar

After breakfast you will proceed for half day visit of famous Golden Temple, Jalianwala Bagh and Durgiana Temple. Later in the afternoon you will proceed for an excursion trip to Wagah Boarder (Indo-pak) to witness the evening retreat ceremony. Thereafter back to hotel. Overnight in Amritsar


Day 7 Amritsar-Chandigarh (229kms; 6hrs drive approx.)

After breakfast you will drive to Chandigarh; upon arrival you will visit Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, International Doll’s Museum and Capitol Complex. Later check in at a hotel and relax. Overnight in Chandigarh.

 

Day 8 Chandigarh-Haridwar (202kms; 5hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast you will drive to Haridwar; upon arrival check in at a hotel and relax. Later in evening you will proceed for Ganga Aarti at Hari Ki Pauri and witness the evening Aarti (prayer ceremony) performed by local Pandas (priests) at Hari Ki Pauri ghat (river bank). Thereafter return to hotel and relax. Overnight in Haridwar.

 

Day 9 Haridwar-Rishikesh (25kms; 1hr drive approx.)
After breakfast you will enjoy half day city tour of Haridwar visiting Bharat Mata Temple, Chandi Ghat Temple, Mansa Devi Temple. Thereafter drive to Rishikesh; upon arrival visit to Triveni Ghat, Ashrams, Bharat Mandir, Laxman Jhula. Thereafter check in at a hotel and relax. Overnight in Rishikesh.


Day 10 Rishikesh-Haridwar (25kms; 1hr drive approx.) & evening train to Delhi

Morning at leisure; at noon you will check out hotel and drive to Haridwar railway station to board train for Delhi.

Upon arrival New Delhi railway station you will be escorted to hotel; check in and relax. Overnight in Delhi.

 

Day 11 Delhi
After breakfast you will proceed for full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi. Visit Red Fort (closed every Monday), President House, India Gate and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s modern Delhi before you head to Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi that marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Thereafter, visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in India; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi.

Overnight in Delhi.


Day 12 Delhi-Agra (205kms; 4hrs drive approx.) via Mathura

Today after breakfast, you will drive to Agra en route visit Mathura- Krishna Janm Bhoomi Temple, Dwarkadhish Temple, Shri Krishna Janmsthan. Thereafter continue drive to Agra and also visit to Sikandra en route, the tomb of Akbar (if time permits). Upon arrival Agra you will check in at a hotel and relax. Overnight in Agra.

 

Day 13 Agra
Take a half day tour of Agra.
History says, Agra was founded by Sultan Sikander Lodi in 1504. But it flourished much later under Mughal patronage. If it's Agra, Taj Mahal (closed every Friday) has to be your halt. The white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal on the banks of Yamuna, is the ultimate epitome of love. Owing to beautiful Mughal architecture, Taj features among the Seven Wonders of The World.

In afternoon you can visit to Marble factory and witness the Marble inlay work demonstration. Later in evening you can visit to Kalakriti to enjoy the "Mohabbat E Taj" (saga of Love) based on the theme of Taj Mahal and Shah Jahan. . Overnight in Agra.


Day 14 Agra-Jaipur (235kms; 5hrs drive approx.) via Fatehpur Sikri

After breakfast drive to Jaipur; en route visit Fatehpur Sikri- the forbidden capital city of ancient Mughal empire. On arrival check in at a hotel and relax at hotel. Overnight in Jaipur.

 

Day 15 Jaipur
Today, enjoy a full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’… it is famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The old city of Jaipur is painted pink, which gives it a magical glow. Visit the Amber Fort… a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful façade with its ornately carved latticework windows is made of pink sandstone. Post lunch, visit the City Palace… again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time. You will also visit the Albert Hall, which was modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.

Overnight in Jaipur


Day 16 Jaipur-Mumbai (afternoon flight)

After breakfast at transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai.

Upon arrival Mumbai you will be given assistance in transfer to hotel. Thereafter you are at leisure on your own. Overnight in Mumbai.


Day 17 Mumbai

After breakfast you will proceed for full day city tour of Mumbai. Visit Gateway of India, Princess of Charles Museum, Hanging Garden, Mani Bhawan, Dhobhi Ghat and drive pass Marine Drive, Juhu Beach. Overnight in Mumbai.


Day 18 Mumbai

After breakfast proceed for full day excursion trip to FilmCity tour. Your sightseeing starts with sightseeing of Film City - it was built by the Maharastra state government in 1978 to help the Bollywood film industry and provide facilities for it to flourish. The sprawling complex covers nearly 350 acres and comes fully equipped with almost 20 indoor studios, as well as outdoor settings for filming. Film City is located in the western Mumbai suburb of Goregaon - in the vicinity of the secluded and lush Aarey Colony on the outskirts of Sanjay Ghandi National Park. The Film City, Mumbai is one of the many studios where Bollywood films pass their pre-natal stage. Well equipped with indoor and outdoor shooting facilities and editing and recording rooms, this studio ranks among the first few in India. Here you cannot make out the real from the fake. Replete with fountains, lakes, helipads and real looking buildings. After film city tour return to Mumbai and transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Mumbai.


Day 19 Mumbai departure

After breakfast you will be given transfer to Delhi airport to board flight for onward destination; henceforth your journey ends with sweet memories.

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