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Destinations : Delhi > Mandawa > Bikaner > Jaisalmer > Jodhpur > Udaipur > Pushkar > Jaipur > Agra > Chandigarh > Shimla > Amritsar >Katra>Shrinagar>Chennai >Kanchipuram> Bangalore > Mysore> Ooty> Cochin > Alleppey > Periyar > Madurai >Tanjore> Chidambaram > Pondicherry >Mahabalipuram> Chennai> Varanasi> Delhi

Day 01:Delhi
On arrival from your international flight, one of our representatives will transfer you to your chosen accommodation. After breakfast you will take a rickshaw around Delhi’s famous ChandniChowk, and to see the Lotus Temple. This totally depends on the time of the international flight. If one arrives late at night these sights will be added to the next days tour.

Day 02:Delhi
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and take you on a sight seeing tour around Delhi, which will enclose the following places and monuments: The QutubMinar, India’s gate (War Memorial) the Presidents House, Parliament House and Secretariat Buildings, the Raj Ghat (cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi), and the Jama Masjid. We will end the days sight seeing by driving past the Red Fort (closed on Monday) After the tour is finished you will be returned to your chosen accommodation.

Day 03:Delhi to Mandawa (280km 5.5hrs) After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you on to Mandawa. After checking in to your chose accommodation and having a short rest, you will be picked up in the later afternoon by your driver who will take you on a sightseeing tour. This will include the architecturally amazing medieval fort of Mandawa and its beautiful painted and carved archways. Once the sightseeing is over you will be returned to your chosen accommodation to enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

Day 04:Mandawa to Bikaner (195km 3.5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you on to Mandawa. Before checking into your chosen accommodation you will be taken to see the beautiful frescoedhaveli’s, once the trading place of the rich. Now many of these traders have moved into the larger metropolitan cities.

Day 05:Bikaner to Jaisalmer (335km 5.5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you on to Jaisalmer. On arrival you will dropped off at the amazing Jaisalmer fort, one of the only forts still habited in India. Here you can enjoy a walk through the small streets, do some local shopping at some of the bazars, enjoy a tranquil lunch and be amazed by the beautiful view from the walls. Once you have seen the fort you can take a stroll outside around the Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli and the Patwon–Ki-Haveli. These also provide small local shops and beautiful architecture. Once the sightseeing is over you will be returned to your chosen accommodation to enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

Day 06:Jaisalmer
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you on to Gadsisar Lake, Jaisalmer's only source of water for a long period. Afterwards you will be taken to visit to the BadaBagh (Royal Gardens). Afterwards you will be taken back to your hotel for an afternoon rest before experiencing the Khuri sand dune at sunset where you can also enjoy an evening meal with local specialties and dance. After the show has finished, you will be returned to your chosen accommodation for the night.

Day 07:Jaisalmer to Jodhpur (278km 5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will drive you on to Jodhpur. After checking in to your chosen accommodation and you will be taken to visit the Mehrangarh fort (an illustrious work of magnificence) followed by the JaswantThada (TajMahal of Marwar). Afterwards you will be taken to your chosen accommodation and left to rest.

Day 08:Jodhpur to Udaipur (255km 5hrs)
After breakfast you will drive on to Udaipur. On the way you will be taken to visit the beautiful Jain Temple in Ranakpur. After checking in to your chosen accommodation, you will be left to have a short rest before being taken for an early evening walk around the city of Udaipur.

Day 09:Udaipur
After breakfast you will be taken on a tour of Udaipur this includes the Jagdish Temple, City Palace and Sheliyon Ki Bari and in the evening you will enjoy boat ride at lake Picholabefore experiencing a local dance show. Once all is over you will be returned to your accommodation to relax for the evening.

Day 10:Udaipur to Pushkar (300km 5hrs)
After Breakfast you will be driven to Pushkar, once you have Check-in to your accommodation, the Master Paradise you will be taken to visit the Bharma Temple (the only one in the world) followed by a walk through the local streets of Pushkar. Once all is over you will be returned to your accommodation to relax for the evening.

Day 11:Pushkar to Jaipur(145km2.5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you on to Jaipur. In the afternoon you will be taken to visit some of Jaipur’s local markets and bazars. Afterwards you will be checked in to your chosen accommodation where you will be left to enjoy your evening at your leisure.

Day 12:Jaipur
After breakfast you will be taken to Jaipur’s beautiful Amber Fort. After the fort you will be taken on to explore the Pink City of Jaipur including the Jantra Mantra observatory, the HawaMahal (Wind Palace) and City palace where the royal family still resides. Afterwards you will be returned to your chosen accommodation to relax and enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Day 13: Jaipur to Agra (250km 5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you on to Agra. After checking in to your chosen accommodation your driver will take you to the world famous TajMahal followed by the beautiful Agra fort. Afterwards you will be returned to your chosen accommodation.

Day 14:Agra to Delhi (210km 5hrs) to Chandigarh (By flight)
After breakfast you will be driven to Delhi airport where you will catch your flight to Chandigarh. Another driver will then pick you up from Chandigarh airport and transfer you to your chosen accommodation.

Day 15:Chandigarh to Kalka to Shimla (By toy train)
After breakfast your driver will take you to Kalka railway station, here he will put you on the “Toy Train” to Shimla. This is a slow buy very picturesque experience, not to be missed. On arrival at Shimla railway station your driver will pick you up and take you to your chosen accommodation, once checked in you will be left to rest for the evening.

Day 16: Shimla
After your breakfast you will be taken to visit the local sightseeing attractions of Shimla. This will include the Shimla Temple, the Shimla State Museum, the Jakhu Hills, the summer hills and the Shimla Mall (a great place to shop). After a long day sight seeing you will be returned to your chosen accommodation to enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

Day 17:Shimla To Amritsar (329kms 7hrs)
After breakfast yourdriver will drive you on to Amritsar. After Checking into your chosen accommodation,you will be taken to the Wagah Border, which is an Indo-Pak border (Evening Parade Ceremony). Once finished you will be returned to your chosen accommodation to relax for the evening.

Day 18:Amritsar to Katra (290kms 5.5hrs)
After your breakfast you will be taken to visit the local attraction of Amritsar including the Golden Temple, once finished you will be driven on to Katra. After checking in to your chosen accommodation, you will be left to enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 19:Katra To Srinagar (270kms 8hrs)
After breakfast your driver will drive you on to Srinagar, on arrival you will be dropped off at your chosen accommodation where you will be left to rest.

Day 20:Srinagar
After breakfast you will be taken on a local sight seeing tourof Sringar, once finished you will be returned to your Boat to enjoy a second nights stay.

Day21:Srinagar to Chennai Via Delhi (By flight) Departure 15:00, arrival 23:50 (4hr stay over in Delhi)
After breakfast you will complete the sightseeing in Srinagar before being transferred to Srinagar airport to fly on to Chennai. On arrival in Chennai, you will be collected and transferred to your chosen accommodation.

Day 22: Chennai
After breakfast you will be taken on a sight seeing tour in and around Chennai. This will include the Fort ST George, the 1st fort built by the British in India, completed in 1639. It houses St Mary's Church, the oldest Anglican Church east of the Suez Canal. It is this fort that enabled the British to take over the "jewel of the British empire, " India. The city of Chennai also took shape around the fort. The Santhome Basilica: Originally built by the Portuguese in 16 CE, the cathedral is a magnificent building. Portuguese tradition has it that St. Thomas arrived and preached in Chennai between 52 A. D. and 72 A. D. The tour will end by visiting the Kapaleeshwara Temple: A living temple, the age of the temple is the source of much debate. The commonly held view is that it was built in the 7th century CE by the ruling Pallavas. Once all has been seen, you will be returned to your chosen accommodation to enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

Day 23:Chennai to Kanchipuram
(75km 2hrs)
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you onKanchipuram, known as the city of a thousand temples. On arrival you will visit the Shiva Temple the Ekambareswara Temple, and finally The Kailasnathar Temple. Once the temple tour is over you will be taken to your chosen accommodation to enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

Day 24: Kanchipuram to Bangalore (320km 6hrs)
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you on to Bangalore. After arrival at your chosen accommodation and after check in, you will be left to enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Here we also suggest a visit to the main market for those interested.

Day 25:Bangalore to Mysore 
(130km 4hrs)
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and take you on a tour around Bangalore city. This will include a visit to the LalBagh Gardens, a drive past VidhanaSoudha, and finally a visit to the Bangalore Palace (Inspired by the Windsor Castle). You will be given the opportunity to enjoy a local lunch before being driven on to Mysore. After arrival at your chosen accommodation and after check in, you will be left to enjoy the rest of the day and evening at your leisure.

Day 26:Mysore
After breakfast you driver will pick you up and take you on a sight seeing tour of Mysore. This will include the Chamundi Hills on the outskirts of Mysore city, the Temple and Nandi (Bull) statu(made from one block of stone), the Mysore Palace, the Maharaja's Palace is a beautiful three storied stone building of fine gray granite and rich pink marble domes, overlooking this structure is a five-storied 145 foot tower whose domes are gilded in gold. After the tour is over you will be taken to visit the Devraja fruits and flower market before being returned to your chose accommodation to enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Day 27:Mysore to Ooty 
(150km 5.5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you on to the beautiful Ooty hill station. After checking in to your chosen accommodation and having a rest, your driver will pick you up and take you to visit the beautiful Botanical Gardens and the Doddabetta Pass. Once the visits are over you will be returned to your chosen accommodation to rest for the evening.

Day 28: Ooty to Cochin (295km 7.5hrs)
After breakfast your diver will drive you on to Cochin.On arrival you will be taken to your chosen accommodation where you will be left to enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Day 29: Cochin
After breakfast your driver will take you to explore Cochin, visiting the Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, Indo – Portuguese Museum, Santa Cruz Basilica. Once all has been seen, you will be returned to your chosen accommodation to enjoy the evening at your leisure. Here you can also take a stroll around the little streets and down to the Chinese fishing nets if you wish.

Day 30: Cochin to Alleppey 
(60km 2hrs)
Afterward breakfast you will be driven on to Alleppey where you will take your private houseboat at 12.30pm and start your cruise along the narrow canals. During the journey you can visit ancient temples, churches, paddy fields and can watch the daily activities of the local people who live nearby. Your crewmembers will serve delicious Kerala food on board and will take good care of you. In the evening at around 17:30, you will be anchored at one of the beautiful local villages where you will be free to do some fishing (during the night time there will not be any cruise). Overnight stay in an air- conditioned luxurious houseboat(a houseboat cruise with an overnight stay is the most thrilling experience which Kerala offers and undoubtedly this is the highlight of any trip to South India)

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Day 31: Alleppey to Periyar 
(150km 4hrs)
After breakfast you will leave your houseboat and be driven on to Periyar. Here you can enjoy a local a nature walk, border hiking group, jungle safari, bamboo rafting, jungle patrol, the Periyar tiger trail, plantation and/or sightseeing.

Day 32: Periyar to Madurai 
(280km 4hrs)
After breakfast you will be driven to then Periyar lake to enjoy a boat cruise, this boat cruise is available from morning 7am. Once the cruise is over your driver will drive you on to Madurai. On arrival and after you have checked in to your chose accommodation, you will be left to enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Once the sight seeing has been completed you will be returned to your chose accommodation to enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Day 33: Madurai to Thanjavur
 (200km 4hrs)
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you on to Thanjavur. On aarrival and after checking in to your chosen accommodation your driver will take you to visit the Brihadeeswarar Shiva Temple in Tanjore, built by King Raja Rajan in 985 AD - 1010 AD. The architecture is breath taking. Followed by the Raja Rajan art gallery to see the famous bronze statues. Once the sight seeing has been completed you will be returned to your chose accommodation to enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Day 34: Thanjavor to Chidambaram to Pondicherry 
(180km 4hrs)
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you on to Pondicherry, visiting The Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram on the way. The roof of the sanctum sanctorum is covered with gold plates. The presiding deity of the temple is represented by air, one of the five elements of the universe and is known as Akasa Lingam. On arrival in Pondicherry at your chosen accommodation and after check in, you will be left to enjoy the rest of the day and evening at your leisure.

Day 35: Pondicherry

After breakfast your driver will take you around Pondicherry, visiting the city center and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram the serene world of distinct spiritual vibration and thus renowned as Sacred Land followed by visit to the city of Auroville. Once all has been seen, you will be returned to your chosen accommodation o enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Day 36: Pondicherry to Mahabalipuram to Chennai (160km 4hrs)
After breakfast your driver will drive you on to Chennai, stopping at Mahabalipuram on the way.Mahabalipuram you will be taken to visit the 7th-century Shore Temple and its beautiful gardens followed by the 7th-century Five Rathas. Once the tour is over, you will be dropped off at your chosen accommodation to enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

Day 37: Chennai to Mumbai (Flight)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Chennai airport where you will catch your plane to Mumbai. On arrival in Mumbai you will be collected and taken to your chosen accommodation, where you will be left to relax until the morning.

Day 38: Mumbai Slum Tour
After breakfast you will be picked up and taken on a cultural tour of Mumbai, this will include the following: DHOBI GHAT AT MAHALAXMI:
see the dhobiwallahs, or washermen, scrubbing sheets from Mumbai's largest hospitals and hotels at this busy outdoor laundry area. KAMATHIPURA (RED LIGHT AREA)
Talked about only in hushed tones, the Kamathipura district has been the subject of countless films, literary projects and art pieces. A visit to this area (while staying inside the vehicle) speaks for itself. COMMUNITY CENTRE
: The Community Centre, supported by funds from the tour, provides education in English, computers and other soft skills to the teenagers and young adults of Dharavi. Other activities take place here such as a library, dancing, yoga, and indoor games. Visitors experience what matters most to Reality Tours... the men, women and children that make this dynamic community one of the most vibrant places in Mumbai. RECYCLING AREA: 
Old computers, parts and plastics come from all over the world to Dharavi to be recycled. See the recycling plants in which separation and melting of plastics takes place. ROOFTOP VISIT: 
There is nothing like the view from a Dharavi factory rooftop. The tin hutments that house so many human lives stretch on as far as you can see. You will never forget this view! BISCUIT BAKERY: 
See the tea biscuits eaten all over Mumbai being made hot and fresh at the source! (Note: sometimes the bakery is closed.) POPADDOM MAKING: 
Watch the women of Dharavi make popaddoms, the essential appetizer of any Indian meal, by drying them in the sun on wooden baskets that are turned upside-down. RESIDENT’S HOUSE: 
Gain an understanding of how the incredible people of Dharavi live while visiting our model resident's house. Furthermore we exhibit photographs that were taken by kids from Dharavi participating in our art program. KUMBHARWADA POTTERY COLONY: 
Watch artisans create all types of pots out of unfired, sundried clay. After the tour is complete, you will be returned to you chosen accommodation to enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 39: Mumbai by car
After breakfast you will be picked up and taken on a second cultural tour of Mumbai, this will include the following: MAHALAXMI TEMPLE: 
This popular Hindu Temple, dedicated to the goddess of wealth, is situated on a headland at the northern edge of Malabar Hill. The narrow street leading to the temple are lined with stalls selling offerings of marigolds, lotus flowers and coconuts. HAJI ALI MOSQUE: 
This mosque is located at the end of a long causeway protruding into the sea. It is the tomb of Saint Haji Ali, a wealthy Muslim who renounced the world and proceeded to Mecca. It is said that he died in Mecca and the casket miraculously drifted to the spot where the mosque was later built in his honor. BANGANGA TANK: 
The water from this famous tank, originally built in 1127 and surrounded by Hindu temples, is believed to have special healing powers. Rumor has it that its spring comes from the holy Ganges river. JAIN TEMPLE: 
This is considered one of the most beautiful, intricately decorated temples in the city. Jainism, an Indian religion, prizes peacefulness and non-violence above all. KAMALA NEHRU PARK
Visit one of Mumbai's greenest and most peaceful areas on top of Malabar Hill. You won't believe the extraordinary view out over Marine Drive and the Arabian Sea! GANDHI MUSEUM: 
Mahatma Gandhi's residence in Bombay between 1917-34 has been converted into a museum, which displays pictures, models and books related to his life. The room on the second floor, which used to be the living room and working place of Gandhi has been preserved best as possible. After the tour is complete, you will be returned to you chosen accommodation to enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 40: Mumbai to Varanasi (By flight)
After breakfast you will be transferred onto Mumbai airport where you will catch your flight to Varanasi. On arrival in Varanasi you will be collected and transferred to your chosen accommodation, where you will be left to rest until the next day.

Day 41: Varanasi
After breakfast, your escort will pick you up and take you for a stroll through the small back streets along the river Ganges. Here you will see many small temples and the famous “ever burning” cremation site. In the evening you will be escorted down to the “Ghats”, these are the holy steps that take you down to the river Ganges. Here you will experience an amazing sunset and the Aarti (Hindu ceremony) on a boat. Once over you will be escorted back to your chosen accommodation.

Day 42: Varanasi
Before breakfast you will enjoy the morning ceremony on the River Ganges where you will experience an amazing sunrise, we will do this on a boat ride (weather permitting). After breakfast today you will be picked up by your driver who will drive you in to Varanasi town, here you will be taken to visit the Thai Temple, the Sarnarth archaeological excavation area, the new Vishwanath Temple, the Tibetan Temple, the Nepali Temple, the KashiVishwanath (Golden Temple) and the Durga (Monkey) Temple. Once over you will be taken back to your chosen accommodation.

Day 43: Varanasi to Delhi (Flight)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Varanasi airport where you will catch your flight to Delhi. The rest of this day will be planned according to your international flight home.

All our tours are guidelines. If you wish to change anything please do not hesitate to contact us. All are tours can be done using diverse categories of accommodation. Homestay’s Heritage, 3*, 4* and 5*, a mixture is also possible. All our tours can also be done using trains and planes alongside having your private driver. At IAT we live under the “motto” everything is possible.

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