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India , Nepal & Tibet 30 Days Long Tour

 
Duration :

29 Nights / 30 Days

Destinations:

Delhi – Jaipur – Abhaneri – Agra – Delhi – Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu – Cochin – Alleppey – Periyar – Munnar – Madurai – Trichy – Tenjore – Pondicherry – Mahabalipuram – Chennai – Portblair – Havelock – Portblair – Chennai.

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Any Time


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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  Delhi

  Birla Temple, Red Fort, Jama Mosque, Qutub Minar, Humayu’s Tomb ,   Lotus Temple, India   Gate, Parliament House, President Palace

  Jaipur

  Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Observatory, Jal Mahal

  Abhaneri

  Chand Baori & Harshat Mata Temple.

  Agra

  Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri + Tonga Ride

  Kathmandu

  Kathmandu city, Swyambhunath Stupa and Patan city.

  Lhasa

  Potala Palace, Sera Monastery & Norbulinka, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market & Drepung   Monastery.

  Cochin

  Fort Cochin, Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, and Jewish Synagogue   + Kathakali Dance Show.

  Alleppey

  Boat Cruise on Alleppey backwater.

  Periyar

  Wildlife of Periyar National Park

  Munnar

  Tata Tea Garden & Museum, Anamudi Peak, Mattupetty, Devikulam, Rose Garden & Echo   Point.

  Madurai

  Meenakshi Temple, Tirumalai Nayak Mahal, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Vandiyur Mariamman   Teppakulam and Pazhamudhirsolai.

  Trichy

  Government Museum, Rock Fort Temple & Sri Ranganath Swami Temple.

  Tanjore

  Royal Brahadeeswara Temple, Nandi Bull and Royal Palace Complex.

  Pondicherry

  Rai Nivas, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville.

  Mahabalipuram

  Shore Temple, Arjuna Temple, Cave Temple & Five Rathas.

  Chennai

  Parathasarathy Temple, Fort St. George, San Thome Cathedral & Museum.

 

DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY:

 

Day 01: Arrive Delhi from your Country

 

Today you arrive at Delhi International Airport. On arrival you will be greeted with Traditional Indian Welcome by our company representative and provided escorted transfer to your pre-booked hotel. You will be provided the assistance at the time of check-in to your hotel.  Rest of the day will be free after the long International flight journey to relax and accumulate to begin your tour from next day. Overnight stay at your hotel.


Day 02: Delhi City Tour + Rickshaw Ride

 

Morning after breakfast you will be taken for the combined sightseeing of New & Old Delhi to visit the Birla Temple – which is a Modern Hindu Temple, Raj Ghat – Black Stone Marble Memorial of Father of Nation – Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Mosque – the largest mosque of India, Here you will betaken for the Cycle Rickshaw Ride in the busy streets of Chandni Chawk to see the charm of Old Delhi and its busy markets. Then you will be provided a stop at Red Fort for taking picture in front of this Grand Red Sand Stone Monument. After Lunch you will be taken for the sightseeing of Humayun’s Tomb – This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden - tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal, Lotus Temple – Lotus Temple is one of the remarkable architectures of Bahai faith. The temple looks like a lotus flower and is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. The temple has no restrictions for visitors and is open to people from all religions, Qutub Minar – which is a UNESCO World heritage site, build in 1193 AD. It is one of the best monuments of the Indo - Islamic Architecture of the Mughal Era. Then you will be driven pass through the important Government Buildings like India Gate, Parliament House of India, President Palace and Diplomatic Area. Overnight stay at hotel.

   

Day 03: Delhi / Jaipur (265 Kms / 05 hrs Approx)

 

Morning after leisurely breakfast you will be driven for the Pink City of Rajasthan – Jaipur. On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the time you will be provided free at leisure for your independent activities. Overnight stay at hotel.

   

Day 04: Excursion Trip to Amer Fort + Elephant Ride

 

Morning after breakfast, proceed for city tour of Jaipur. Drive for half day excursion trip to Amber Fort and you will be taken up to the fort on decorated Elephant like a Royal Maharaja. Then you will be taken for the city tour to visit City Palace - a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. Further visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory) - an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. You will also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five - storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows). Then after you will be provided the free time in local colorful markets popular for its Handicrafts, Silk, Gems and Jewelry. Evening time will be provided free at leisure for your personal activities. Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 05: Jaipur / Abhaneri / Agra (245 Kms / 6.5 hrs Approx) + City Tour + Tonga Ride

 

Morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Agra – also known as “city of Love”. On the way you will visit Abhaneri to Explore the Chand Baori & Harshat Mata Temple, this temple is dedicated to Goddess Harshat Mata who is worshipped as the Goddess of Happiness and Joy. Continue your drive for Agra. On arrival check–in to your pre–booked hotel. Then you will be taken for the sightseeing tour of World Famous Monument of Love – Taj Mahal, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of her beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal after her death. Mumtaz Mahal, an inseparable companion of Shah Jahan, died in 1631, while giving birth to their 14th child. It was in the memory of his beloved wife that Shah Jahan built a magnificent monument as a tribute to her, which we today know as the "Taj Mahal". The construction of Taj Mahal started in the year 1631. Masons, stonecutters, inlayers, carvers, painters, calligraphers, dome - builders and other artisans were requisitioned from the whole of the empire and also from Central Asia and Iran, and it took approximately 22 years to build what we see today. An epitome of love, it made use of the services of 22,000 laborers and 1,000 elephants. The monument was built entirely out of white marble, which was brought in from all over India and central Asia and was finally completed in the year 1653. You will be taken upto Taj by Traditional Tonga (Horse Cart). Followed by the Agra Fort to see its Deewan – E – Aam, Deewan – E – Khas & Moti Masjid. Rest of the time will be provided free for your independent activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.

   

Day 06: Agra / Delhi (200 Kms / 04 hrs Approx)

 

Morning after breakfast you will be driven back for the Delhi. On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight stay at your hotel. 

   

Day 07: Delhi / Kathmandu ( By Flight )

 

Morning after breakfast you will be provided in time departure transfer to Delhi Airport to board your Indigo Flight for Nepal Capital – Kathmandu ( Dep. 11:50 hrs / Arr. 13:45 hrs ). On arrival you will be picked up and transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the timey you will be provided free at leisure to relax. Overnight stay at your hotel.

   

Day 08: Kathmandu City Tour

 

Morning after breakfast you will you will be taken for Half day sightseeing tour to visit Kathmandu City & Swayambhunath & Patan City. Evening free for at leisure. Overnight stay at your hotel.  

   

Day 09: Kathmandu / Lhasa ( By Flight )

 

Morning after breakfast you will be provided in time departure transfer to Kathmandu Airport to board your Sichuan Airlines for Lhasa ( Dep. 11:20 / Arr. 14:50 hrs ). On arrival you will be picked up and transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the time you will be provided free at leisure to relax & enjoy at this beautiful place. Overnight stay at your hotel.

   

Day 10: Lhasa City Tour

 

Morning after breakfast you will be taken for the Lhasa City tour to visit Potala Palace, Sera Monastery & Norbulinka. Rest of the time you will be provided free at leisure for your independent activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.  

   

Day 11: Lhasa City Tour

 

Morning after breakfast you will be taken for the Lhasa City tour to visit Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market & Drepung Monastery. Rest of the time you will be provided free at leisure for your independent activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.

   

Day 12: Lhasa / Kathmandu ( By Flight )

 

Morning after breakfast you will be provided in time departure transfer to Lhasa Airport to board your Sichuan Airlines for Kathmandu ( Dep. 11:45 / Arr. 10:20 hrs ). On arrival you will be picked up and transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight stay at your hotel.  

   

Day 13: Kathmandu / Cochin (By Flight Via Mumbai)

 

Morning after breakfast you will be provided in time departure transfer to Kathmandu Airport to board your Jet Airways Flight for Mumbai ( Dep. 12:10 hrs / Arr. 14:50 hrs ). On arrival at Mumbai Airport you will be board your Connecting Air India Flight for Cochin ( Dep. 17:15 hrs / Arr. 19:15 hrs ). On arrival you will be picked up and transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight stay at your hotel.

   

Day 14: Cochin City Tour

 

Morning after breakfast you will be taken for the city tour of Cochin to visit Fort Cochin. The true character of the city is to be found in the older parts of the Fort Cochin area. This part of the city reflects an unusual blend of medieval Portugal, Dutch and English country life grafted on to the tropical Malabar Coast, visit Chinese Fishing Nets. These nets popularly known as Cheenavala are one of the unique features of the city. Visit the 16th century Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace. We would visit 'Jew Town', in the Mattancherry section. The area around the Synagogue, known, as Jew Town is one of the main centers of spice trade. St. Francis Church and Jewish Synagogue. Rest of the time you will be provided free at leisure for your independent activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.  

   

Day 15: Cochin / Alleppey (65 Kms / 1.5 hrs Approx)

 

Morning after breakfast you will be driven to the popular place known for its Backwaters – Alleppey. On arrival board your A/C Deluxe Houseboat from Jetty to take the lifetime experience by spending whole night on boat cruise through backwaters. Overnight stay at Houseboat.

   

Day 16: Alleppey / Periyar (150 Kms / 3.5 hrs approx) + Wild Life Tour + Boat Ride

 

Today morning you arrived at Alleppey. On arrival you will be picked and driven to the Land of Asian Elephants – Periyar National Park. On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel. After freshen-up you will be taken for the Wildlife tour of Periyar National Park to see Asian Elephants and if you are Lucky you can also see the tigers. You will be taken inside the Jungle by the Boat Ride on Periyar Lake with the Naturalist to see its panoramic views & Spice Plantations. Return back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.  

   

Day 17: Periyar / Munnar ( 150 Kms / 04 hrs Approx )

 

Morning after breakfast you will be driven for Munnar. Breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the time free at to relax and enjoy the nature of beautiful place. Overnight stay hotel.

   

Day 18: Munnar City Tour

 

Morning after breakfast you will be taken for the city tour of Munnar to visit Tata Tea Garden & Museum, Anamudi Peak, Mattupetty, Devikulam, Rose Garden & Echo Point. Rest of the time you will be provided free to relax at this natural beautiful place. Overnight stay at your hotel. 

   

Day 19: Munnar / Madurai ( 150 Kms / 04 hrs Approx ) + City Tour

 

Morning after early breakfast, you will driven to Madurai. En-route you will be visit Trichy to Explore the Government Museum, Rock Fort Temple & Sri Ranganath Swami Temple. Continue your drive for Madurai. On arrival check in at hotel. Then you will proceed to visit famous Meenakshi Amman Temple, Alagar Koil, and Thirumalai Nayak Palace & Koodal Azhagar Temple. Madurai where the people wake up at the chant of hymns is proud of the magnificent Meenakshi-Sundareswara Temple. Of its 12 gopurams, four of the tallest stand at the outer walls of the temple. Rest of the time you will be provided free at leisure for your independent activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.

   

Day 20: Madurai / Trichy / Tenjore ( 195 Kms / 4.5 hrs Approx ) + City Tour

 

Morning after breakfast at your hotel, you will be driven for the Tanjore – known as Thanjavur. Enroute you will be visit Trichy to Explore the Government Museum, Rock Fort Temple & Sri Ranganath Swami Temple. Continue your drive for Tenjore. On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel. After fresh up you will be taken for the city tour of Tanjore to visit Royal Brahadeeswara Temple, Nandi Bull and Royal Palace Complex. Rest of the time you will be provide free at leisure for your independent activities. Overnight stay at hotel.  

   

Day 21: Tenjore / Pondicherry ( 170 Kms / 04 hrs Approx ) + City Tour

 

Morning after breakfast you will be driven for the Pondicherry. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Then you will proceed for sightseeing of Pondicherry visiting Rai Nivas, the Sacred Heart Church and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. The ashram retreat was founded in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo after death the spiritual authority passed to one of his disciples, a French woman known as the Mother. The Mother was also instrumental in founding the city of Dawn Auroville, 10 km from Pondicherry. Its original charter aimed at creating a city of the future where people from India and abroad could live and work together in a spiritual environment. Rest of the time you will be provided free at leisure for your independent activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.

   

Day 22: Pondicherry / Mahabalipuram ( 100 Kms / 2.5 hrs Approx ) + City Tour

 

Morning after breakfast you will be driven for the Temple City - Mahabalipuram. On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel. Then you will be taken for the city tour of Mahabalipuram visiting famous Shore Temple, Arjuna Temple, Trimurti, Cave Temple & Five Rathas. The pallavas have created many marvellous monuments with sculptural panels, caves, Monolithic Rathas and Temples. Krishna Mandapam has a big bas relief i.e. the world's largest bas relief. Shore Temple & Five Rathas are a group of five monolithic temples, each created in different style. Rest of the time you will be provided free at leisure for your independent activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.  

   

Day 23: Mahabalipuram / Chennai ( 70 Kms / 1.5 hrs Approx ) + City Tour

 

Morning after breakfast you will be driven for the Chennai. On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel. Then you will proceed for sightseeing of Chennai visiting Parathasarathy Temple- Parthasarathy means 'charioteer of Arjuna', this temple is where Lord Krishna is worshipped. It is among the 108 divyadesams or holy abodes of Lord Vishnu. Kapaleeswarar Temple: This 7th century temple is for Goddess Karpagambal or 'Goddess of the Wish-Yielding Tree'. The goddess is one of the forms of Parvati, Lord Shiva's wife. Also visit National Art gallery, St Thomas mount and St. Mary's Church & Marina Beach. Evening return back to your hotel for overnight stay.

   

Day 24: Chennai / Portblair (By Flight) + Transfer to Havelock Island ( By Speed Boat )

 

Morning after breakfast you will be provided in time departure transfer to Chennai Airport to board your Indigo Flight for Portblair ( Dep. 08:30 hrs / Arr. 10:45 hrs ). On arrival you will be picked up and transferred by Speed Boat to Havelock Island in Andaman. On arrival at Havelock check-in to your resort. Rest of the day is free to relax & enjoy on the beach. Overnight stay at your hotel. 

   

Day 25: Havelock ( Free day at leisure )

 

Morning after breakfast full day free for leisure to relax & enjoy on the beach. Overnight stay at your hotel.

   

Day 26: Havelock ( Free day at leisure )

 

Morning after breakfast full day free for leisure to relax & enjoy on the beach. Overnight stay at your hotel.  

   

Day 27: Havelock ( Free day at leisure )

 

Morning after breakfast full day free for leisure to relax & enjoy on the beach. Overnight stay at your hotel.

   

Day 28: Havelock Island / Portblair ( By Speed Boat )

 

Morning after breakfast you will be provided free time to enjoy the Havelock Island Beach. Evening you will be given transfer by Speedboat to Portblair. On arrival at Portblair check-in to your prebooked hotel. Overnight stay at your hotel. Overnight stay at your hotel.  

   

Day 29: Portblair / Chennai ( By Flight )

 

Morning after breakfast you will be provided in time departure transfer to Portblair Airport to board your Air India Flight for Chennai ( Dep. 13:20 hrs / Arr. 15:55 hrs ). On arrival you will be picked up and transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the time you will be provided free at leisure for your independent activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.

   

Day 30: Chennai – Departure

 

Morning after breakfast you will be provided in time departure transfer to Chennai International Airport to board your flight for onward journey with best memories of your Best of Grand India Tour with Imperial India Tours in your heart & mind. 

   
 

TOUR INCLUDES:

Assistance on arrival / departure by representative of IIT.
Accommodation for 06 Nights in the mentioned category of hotels.
Daily buffet breakfast at your all the hotels.
Air-Conditioned Deluxe Vehicle for the entire tour program.
English Speaking local guides in each city for sightseeing.
Entrance fees of all the mentioned monuments in our program.
Rickshaw Ride at Chandni Chawk in Delhi.
Tonga Ride at Taj parking in Agra.
Elephant Ride at Amer Fort in Jaipur.
Government applicable service tax.

All taxes, parking, fuel charges, state tax, interstate tax, driver allowance etc.

 

TOUR EXCLUDES:

Any kind of personnel nature of expenses like tip, laundry, drinks, phone calls etc.
Any Camera, Video Camera fees or any portage.
Any extra cost which occurs due to unforeseen circumstances like Political Strike, Road Jam, natural disaster,        
      flight / train / speed boat delay or cancelation etc, as these are beyond our control but we will provide you
      our all the help to find the best solution for your problem.
Any International or Domestic Airfare, Visa Fee, Travel Insurance Cost.
Any other services which is not committed above.
 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Red Fort in Delhi is closed on every Monday.

Taj Mahal in Agra isclosed on every Friday.
 
 

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