Start in New Delhi and end in Trivandrum! With the adventure tour Grand Tour of India, you have a 28 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 22 other destinations in India. Grand Tour of India includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours at leisure.Start point New Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Explore Old Delhi; see the Red Fort and walk to Jama Masjid, India?s largest mosque. After lunch, view India Gate and Parliament House before exploring Gandhi Smriti and Qutub Minar.
Fly to the ancient city of Varanasi. Head just out of town to the fascinating Buddhist site of Sarnath, where Buddha is said to have delivered his first sermon. The next day, rise early to cruise on the Ganges and explore the city. Later take a rickshaw to the ghats and witness a puja ceremony.
In and around KhajurahoTransfer to the airport to fly to Khajuraho to see the exquisite temples and their intricately carved, erotic imagery. This evening enjoy a cultural dance display
Travel to the 16th-century city of Orchha and then on to Jhansi where you?ll board a Shatabdi Express train to Agra.
Rise early to see sunrise at the Taj Mahal. Later, visit a marble inlay workshop and Agra Fort.
Drive to Ranthambore National Park, home to leopards, hyena, bears and tigers. Stop at the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. The next day enjoy both an early morning and an afternoon canter safari.
Journey to the ?Pink City? of Jaipur for a two-night stay.
Begin the day with a brief stop at the Hawa Mahal, the ?Palace of the Winds?, before travelling out of the city to admire the majestic Amer Fort. Back in Jaipur visit the Maharaja?s City Palace and Jantar Mantar, the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Later browse the local bazaar at Choti Choper before a traditional dinner and a dance performance.
In and around KhimsarTravel to Pushkar. Sat on the banks of one of India?s most sacred lakes, there are 52 ghats used for worship by Hindu pilgrims. This afternoon visit the lake and the Brahma Temple before a camel cart ride to witness the sunset in the desert. The next day continue on to Khimsar, perched on the edge on the great Thar Desert in the heart of rural India. Spend the afternoon exploring the local area.
In and around JaisalmerRising from the sandy plains of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is known as the ?Golden City?. Head to Sunset Point to enjoy the views. The next day head to the magnificent Jaisalmer fort, Badal Vilas Palace and the extravagant Patwon Ki Haveli mansion. Round off the day with a memorable visit to the Sam Sand Dunes in the Thar Desert.
Travel to Jodhpur and tour the city, exploring the magnificence of Mehrangarh Fort, visiting the museum of Umaid Bhawan Palace and the spice market. The next day drive through the desert by jeep to Bishnoi village.
Drive to Udaipur via the Jain temple complex of Ranakpur and Surya Temple as well as other Jain Temples. The next day explore the city, driving around Fateh Sagar Lake with stops at the Folk Museum, Mewar Art Gallery and Sahelion Ki Bari Garden. Later visit the ornate City Palace and take a cruise on the shimmering Lake Pichola.
In and around AurangabadThis morning you will fly to Aurangabad, where you will spend the next 2 nights.
In and around Ellora, AjantaVisit the incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ajanta and Ellora Caves and discover the beautiful murals and exquisite carvings of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain imagery. Fly to Mumbai.
Tour cosmopolitan Mumbai, India?s economic powerhouse. View the Gateway to India, wander along Marine Drive and visit Chowpatty Beach, Mani Bhavan, Dhobi Ghat, Crawford Market and Flora Fountain. Transfer to the airport this evening for your flight to the relaxing Keralan city of Kochi.
Fascinating Kochi is strung across the islands and peninsulas of the Malabar coast. Visit the Dutch Palace and Fort Kochi before seeing the famous Chinese fishing nets and strolling through colourful markets. This evening enjoy an exuberant Kathakali dance performance.
Visit Kochi?s synagogue, before heading out of the city to Nedumudy to board your houseboat. On this converted rice barge or ?kettuvallam? you will drift along the peaceful backwaters. Lunch and dinner are served onboard and you will stay overnight here too.
In and around KovalamEnjoy breakfast as you cruise into Alleppey, then travel to the beach resort of Kovalam.
In and around TrivandrumExplore Kerala?s capital Trivandrum, with visits to Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the Zoological Gardens, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, the Observatory and Kanakakunnu Palace. Return to Kovalam for your final night stay.
Explore Trivandrum before transferring to the airport to board your flight, arriving home the same or following day.End point Trivandrum, Trivandrum, Kerala, India