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India Tours & Travel Plans >> Discover India Tours >> Discover North to South India

Discover North to South India
Delhi – Shimla – Manali – Parwanoo – Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Bangalore – Mysore – Ooty – Kodai Kanal – Madurai – Thekkaddy – Kumarakom – Alleppey Houseboats – Goa – Mumbai (Bombay)

Day 01: Home – Delhi
Arrive Delhi International airport, you will be met and assisted by our representative to the hotel, check in at the hotel. Relax and overnight in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi
Morning take a sight seeing tour of Old & New Delhi. Morning visit Old Delhi: The important places in Old Delhi include the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk and if time permits you can visit Raj Ghat the Memoir of Mahatma Gandhi. Afternoon visit New Delhi visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; and the lotus-shaped Baha’i Temple. Evening relax, overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Delhi – Shimla – 350 km (7 hrs)
Morning drive to Shimla, on arrival transfer to hotel. Day free to relax at the hotel over looking the Himalayan mountains. Overnight in Shimla.

Day 04: Shimla
Morning take a sightseeing tour of Shimla visiting Naldhera Golf Course, Fagu – Valley view Point, and Kufri – snow point. Evening free for shopping at the Mall road of Shimla. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 05: Shimla – Manali – 280 kms (6 hrs)
Morning checkout and drive to Manali – 280 kms. Arrive in the evening and transfer to the hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Manali
Morning local sight seeing of Manali, visiting Hadimba Devi Temple, Vashist Kund – Hot water springs, Tibetan Monasteries and market. Later in the day visit Rahla Falls & Solang Valley known as snow points of Manali. Evening return to the hotel and overnight. Visit

Day 07: Manali
Morning take an excursion tour to Manikaran – Hot Water Springs and Kullu market known for Shawls and woolen clothing’s. Return to the hotel in the evening and overnight.

Day 08: Manali – Parwanoo (300 kms - 6 hours)
Morning checkout and drive to Parwanoo, on arrival transfer to Timber Trail Resort on a hillock by cable car. Evening free to enjoy the ambiance of the place. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09: Parwanoo – Delhi
Morning checkout and drive to Delhi – 200 kms, on arrival in the afternoon transfer to hotel. Evening visit Old Delhi to see Red Fort where one can enjoy Sound & Light Show, also visit Jama Masjid & Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 10: Delhi – Jaipur – 250 kms – 5 hrs.
Morning checkout and drive to Jaipur, on arrival transfer to hotel. Day free to relax till evening. Evening visit Rani Sati Gardens, Temple of Galta, Birla Temple of White Marble and in at the time of dinner visit Chokhi Dhani - an ethnic resort serving Rajasthani & Continental cuisine with live music and puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village. Return to the hotel for overnight.

Day 11: Jaipur
Morning take an excursion tour to Amber Fort - 11kms, and enjoy elephant ride to ascend/ descend this great fort. Later take sight seeing tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace, Hawa Mahal, and Jantar Mantar Observatory all within the vicinity of City Palace. Rest of the day free for shopping & individual activities, overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Jaipur – Agra - 230 kms – 5 hrs.
Morning checkout and drive to Agra enroute sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri the city built by Mughal Emperor Akbar, visit Bulund Darwaza, Jama Masjid, and Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti; continue to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival in Agra transfer to hotel, afternoon free to relax. Take a sight seeing tour of Agra visiting Diwan - e Am (Chambers of Common men), Diwan – e –Khas (Chamber of VIP’s), Octagonal Tower, Jehangir Palace, all in the vicinity of Agra Fort and Tomb of Ittamuddaulahs. Later in the day visit The Grand Taj Mahal where you should spent some time, evening visit the Inlay Handicraft Market of Agra, overnight at the hotel in Agra.

Day 13: Agra – Delhi (200 kms – 4 hrs) – Bangalore – by air at 1950 hrs.
Early morning one can visit the Taj Mahal to see it over the sunrise, later in the day checkout at 1200 hrs & drive to Delhi, on arrival in Delhi transfer to airport to board the flight for Bangalore at 1950 hrs, assistance on arrival in Bangalore at 2220 hrs transfer to hotel. Relax and overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: Bangalore
Morning take a sight seeing tour of Bangalore visiting Tipu Sultans Palace, Government Museum, Vidhan Soudha, Bull Temple, Cubbon & Lal Bagh. Evening visit Ulsoor Lake and M. G. Road for shopping, overnight at the hotel.

Day 15: Bangalore – Mysore – 139 kms – 3 hrs.
Morning checkout and drive to Mysore enroute visiting visit Tomb of Tipu Sultan’s at Sirangapatnam, on arrival in Mysore transfer to hotel. Later during the day visit Lalitha Mahal palace, Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills and in the evening visit musical Gardens of Brindavan. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 16: Mysore – Ooty - 150 kms – 5 Hrs due to Hilly Terrain
Morning checkout and drive through Bandipur Wild Life Sanctuary to Ooty, you have a chance to spot wild elephants while you drive through lush green Bandipur Wild Life Sanctuary. On arrival transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free to relax, one can visit the lake side in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 17: Ooty
Morning take a toy train to Coonoor, assistance on arrival, visit Lambs Rock, Dolphins Nose and St. Catherine’s fall in Coonoor and drive back to Ooty through tea & coffee plantations. Evening visit Botanical Gardens. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 18: Ooty – Kodai Kanal – 280 kms - 6 hrs.
Morning checkout and drive to Kodai Kanal, on arrival transfer to hotel early in the evening. Day free to relax, overnight at the hotel.

Day 19: Kodai Kanal
Morning take sight seeing tour of Kodai Kanal visiting pillar rocks, green valley, brynts park, telescope House and solar physical observatory. Evening take a boat ride at Kodai lake or visit Silver Cascade Water falls. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 20: Kodai Kanal – Madurai – 113 kms.
Morning checkout and drive to Madurai – 113 kms, on arrival transfer to hotel. After lunch visit Meenakshi Temple, Tirumalai Nayak Palace & Temple. Evening visit the famous Sari Market of Madurai. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 21: Madurai – Thekkaddy – 150 kms – 4 hrs.
Morning checkout and drive to Thekkaddy, on arrival transfer to hotel. Take a boat ride at Periyar Lake in the evening at 1700 hrs. Later visit the spice market in Thekkaddy. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 22: Thekkaddy – Kumarakom – 130 kms – 3 hrs.
Morning checkout and drive to Kumarakom – 130 kms, on arrival transfer to hotel facing the Vembanad Lake, later in the day visit Kumarakom bird sanctuary, & in the evening one can take sunset cruise at the Vembanad Lake, overnight in Kumarakom.

Day 23: Kumarakom – Alleppey by Houseboats (Kettuvalam)
Morning transfer to houseboats to cruise for overnight journey to Alleppey, you can anchor the houseboat where you feel is a nice location. Enjoy sunset over the Vembanad Lake, overnight in the houseboats. Note that the houseboat will have separate bedrooms with attached toilet, dinning area and a sun deck.

Day 24: Alleppey – Cochin (60 kms)
Arrive Alleppey in the morning, brekafast will be provided on board the houseboat, assistance on arrival at the Jetty, drive to Cochin, on arrival transfer to hotel. Later in the day take a sight seeing tour of Cochin. Cochin has one of the oldest churches in India, 500 years old Portuguese houses, cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, the historical Palace built by the Portuguese, Jew town, complete with an immaculately preserved synagogues. Also visit Mantanacherrry Palace : Built by the Portuguese. More important are the astonishing Murals, depicting scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabaratha and puranic legends connected with Shiva, Vishnu, Krishna Kumara and Durga. These beautiful murals rarely seem to be mentioned, although they are one of the wonders of India. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 25: Cochin – Goa (By air at 1415 hrs/ 1555 hrs)
Morning free at leisure, later in the day transfer to airport to board the flight for Goa at 1415 hrs, assistance on arrival at 1555. Evening free to relax, overnight at the beach resort.

Day 26: Goa
Morning day free to enjoy the amenities available at the resort. In the afternoon take a sightseeing tour of Old Goa - 10 km from Panjim, the Basilica of Bom Jesus, the 16th century church dedicated to Infant Jesus and enshrining the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, is one of the most important sights of Goa. The other churches in the same area are St. Cathedral, with its vaulted interior, Church of Our Lady of Rosary and Nunnery of St. Monica. The Aguada Fort, built by the Portuguese, commands the mouth of the Mandovi River and houses a lighthouse. In the evening enjoy Cruise over Mandovi River. Drive back to the beach resort for overnight.

Day 27: Goa – Mumbai (Bombay) – By air at 1300 hrs.
Morning checkout and transfer to airport to board the flight for Bombay at 1300 hrs, on arrival transfer to hotel. Day free to relax at the hotel near Juhu Beach. Evening one can stroll at the beach. Overnight in Bombay.

Day 28: Mumbai (Bombay)
Morning take a city tour visiting Gateway of India – The imposing stone archway in Indo-Saracenic architecture built in 1911, later cruise by motor boats to Elephanta island lies 9 km north-east to Apollo Bunder or Gateway of India. The island which was known as Gharapuri earlier is the glorious abode of Lord Shiva. This island was renamed, Elephanta by the Portuguese who landed here, after they saw the majestically carved elephant on this island. Spread over an area of 500 sq mt is the cave temple of Elephanta. A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where it is set. The temple houses large pillars that seem to hold the ceiling which is made of cross beams. The picturesque presentation of the 9 marvelous sculptured panels, set on the walls are awe-inspiring. The most famous of the panels is the Trimurthi, or triple-headed Shiva, where the God is depicted as the destroyer, the preserver and the creator. Later in the afternoon cruise back to Gateway of India. Later visit Prince of Wales Museum, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens, Mani Bhawan, Mahalaxmi Temple and Haji Ali Shrine. Evening free for leisure, overnight in Bombay.

Day 29: Mumbai (Bombay) – Back Home
Morning day free for shopping & individual activities, after farewell dinner transfer to airport to board the flight back home.





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