20 Days North with Karnataka

Day 1 DEPART CANADA

Overnight on board

Day 2 DELHI

Today late evening arrive Delhi.
Meeting assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 3 DELHI

Morning breakfast at hotel.

Proceed for full day city tour of Delh – Delhi, a city deigned and built by the British in the 1920s. The important places in Old Delhi includes the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Delhi Gate, and Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, New Delhi includes the Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Laxminarayan Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, Purana Quila, Tughlaqabad, Qutab Minar, and Bahai Temple.

Evening transfer to railway station to board train for Varanasi at 1825 hrs.

Overnight on board.

Day 4 DELHI

Morning breakfast at hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at hotel.
>>No transport

Day 5 DELHI – AGRA VIA MATHURA & VRINDAVAN

Morning breakfast at hotel.
Drive for Agra enroute visit Mathura & Vrindavan – comprises the twin cities of Mathura and Vrindavan. It is not just the sacred land where Lord Krishna was born and performed his cosmic leela, but a place full of the divine reminiscences. The city of Mathura, in Uttar Pradesh, the nucleus of Brajbhoomi, is located at a distance of 145-km south-east of Delhi and 58-km north-west of Agra.

Vrindavan, around 15 km from Mathura, is a major place of pilgrimage, on the banks of the Yamuna, attracting about 5 lakh pilgrims every year.
Late evening city tour of Agra – Monuments are the main sightseeing spots in Agra. Most of these monuments built during the Mughal era, reflect the architecture style prevalent during that time. Mughals have left an indelible mark on the landscape of Agra, which is clearly seen in Agra.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6 AGRA – JAIPUR VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI

Morning visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
Morning visit One of the seven wonders of the world “TAJ MAHAL” One of the most photographed tourist attractions in the world (TAJ MAHAL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAY).
Agra Fort – Agra Fort is located (270 10′ 47”N & 780 1′ 22” E) on the right bank of the river Yamuna in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the most important and robustly built strongholds of the Mughals, embellished with number of richly decorated buildings encompassing the imposing Mughal style of art and architecture.
Drive for Jaipur and enroute visit “Fatehpur Sikri” – Fatehpur Sikri is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor at its height.
Evening visit to Chokhi Dhani Village and have a delicious dinner over there.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 7 JAIPUR

Morning breakfast at hotel.

Proceed for full day city tour of Jaipur with Amer Fort.
Jaipur is also known as “Pink City – because all houses within old city are to be painted in PINK”. In the morning visit Amber Fort – The Old Capital City of Jaipur located 15 kms outside the present city. Here you can ride a dedocated elephant (on direct payment basis) to go atop the hill to see Royal Palaces. In afternoon during City Tour we will visit famous City Palace – The Royal Museum, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jantar Mantar (The Royal Observatory) and Prince Albert Museum.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8 JAIPUR – BANGALORE

Transfer to airport and depart for Bangalore with Indigo (6E 151) depart at 0600 and reach Banglore at 0935 hrs.
On arrival assistance and transfer to the hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9 BANGALORE

Morning breakfast at hotel and proceed for city tour of Bangalore
Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka state. It’s also called the garden city of South India. City tour of Bangalore visiting – The Vidhana Soudha makes the major attraction in Bangalore. The building is a massive neo Dravidian architecture presently functioning as the state legislative assembly. Cubbon Park in the heart of the city, Lal Bagh which is famous for the wonderfully bloomed red roses and the Bangalore Palace are some of the other must see of this garden city.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10 BANGALORE – MYSORE

Morning breakfast at hotel.

Drive for Mysor.
On arrival check in to hotel and later proceed for the city tour of Mysore visiting Maharaja’s Palace built as recently as 1897, which is one of the biggest in India; Sri Jauyachamarajendra Art Gallery housed in the Jag Mohan Palace, which has a collection of exquisite paintings and leisure in evening at hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11 MYSORE – OOTY

Morning breakfast at hotel and drive for Ooty.
Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12 OOTY

Morning breakfast at hotel and proceed for city tour of Ooty.
Nestled among some of the most spectacular mountains in Southern India, Ooty is a relic of the British Raj. The towns general appearance is an unlikely combination of Southern England and Australia, with single -storey stone cottages surrounded by trees, fenced flower gardens scattered along leafy, winding lanes with tall eucalypti stands covering the otherwise barren hilltops. The other main reminders of the British period are the stone Churches and the huge boy’s school with its landscaped gardens at the bottom of Ooty’s famous lake There is also the terraced and very English Botanical Gardens, in which the Government House stands on the lower slopes of Doddabetta (2623m), the highest peak in Tamil Nadu.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13 OOTY – COCHIN

Morning break fast at hotel and drive for Cochin.
Rest of the day at leisure.

Evening proceed for Kathakali Dance:
A special treat awaits us this evening as we proceed to witness the strength and vigor of Kathakali dance drama, as it enacts episodes from great Indian epics. The extremely stylized gestures, the elaborate make-up, the masks and the splendid costumes of these all-male dancers, recreate an incomparable sense of pageantry.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 14 COCHIN

Morning breakfast at hotel and proceed for city tour.
Explore the legendary eclecticism of Cochin, a cluster of islands and peninsulas where ancient Phoenician, Arab, Jewish, Chinese, and European traders came from afar in search of prized spices, tea, and hardwoods. Here these influences merged with the traditional culture to create a Hindu Renaissance reflected in the town’s fine architecture, and its perfection of art and dance forms that are a focus of your stay. Visit the ancient Jewish Town, the historic Mattanchery “Dutch Palace” and Fort Cochin, the oldest European settlement in India. Photograph the cantilevered Chinese fishing nets and other indelible marks of early traders.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15 COCHIN – ALLEPPEY

Morning breakfast at hotel and drive for Alleppey.
Upon arrival, board the Houseboat for a unique experience through the narrow canals and channels of the backwaters of Kerala.

Ride to the heart of Kerala’s balmy, coconut-fringed backwaters to Alleppey and experience Kerala’s famous backwaters that comprise of vast lakes and a system of narrow canals and waterways linking them to one another. Not so long ago, these waterways served as the backbone of Kerala’s transportation. Alleppey is the ideal place to experience the fascinating lifestyles of the backwaters.

Overnight stay at aircon house boat

Day 16 ALLEPPEY – TRIVENDRUM

Drive for Trivendrum.
Today proceed for combined city tour of Trivenvendrum and Kovalam.

Trivendrum – Trivandrum itself is not one of India’s most visited cities, it lies at the heart of the Backwaters region of Kerala and thus is near to some amazing palaces, temples, museums and natural attractions. The city itself has a handful of interesting museums and the old fort district which lie at oppositez.

Kovalam – Kovalam has transformed itself into a top beach desination of Kerala. It is 16 Km from Trivandrum and draws thousands of tourists from all over India and the world. Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and is a big draw for beach lovers, as it offers a variety water sports opportunities, great seafood.

Drive Back to Trivendrum.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 17 TRIVENDRUM – KANYAKUMARI – TRIVENDRUM

Morning breakfast at hotel and proceed for Kanyakumari excursion.
Kanyakumari visit the Padmanabhapuram Palace (enroute) transfer to Kanyakumari. Check in at hotel. Afternoon visit the Gandhi Memorial, Vivekananda Rock, Devikanya Temple and return back to Hotel after seeing the sunset from the southern tip of India.

Drive back to Trivendrum.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 18 TRIVENDRUM – CHENNAI

Morning transfer to the airport to board flight for Chennai with Indian airlines (IC 909) depart at 0630 hrs and reach Chennai at 0900 hrs.
On arrival assistance and transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon proceeds for city tour – One of India’s largest cities- Madras is the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The Tamillians are the proud inheritors of a rich cultural heritage, which is one of the main reasons for their beliefs of superiority over the hybridized culture of North India. Fort St. George (1653), built by the British, presently houses the State secretariat and the legislative assembly. The Fort has an interesting museum with fascinating collections of memorabilia from the early days of the British Raj. St. Mary’s Church (1678-80), was the first English church and the oldest surviving in India.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 19 CHENNAI – KANCHIPURAM – CHENNAI

Morning breakfast at hotel and proceed for excursion to Kanchipuram.
Kanchipuram, a Hindu Holy City and capital of the Pallava dynasty from the 7th to 9th centuries AD is renowned for temples and silk, and you will see plenty of both. The temples range in date from the 8th to the 17th century. The latest building was impressive in its size, the height of its gopuram, the intricacy of its carvings and wealth of colour, but, the earliest temples, of golden sandstone, are more aesthetically pleasing, the only colour provided is by a flock of ring-necked parakeets.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 20 CHENNAI

Morning breakfast at hotel.
Today hotel will be checkout by 1200 hrs.
Transfer to the airport to board flight for hometown.

***TOUR END***

COST: USING 03 STAR HOTELS

USD 2,705 p/pax land cost on single sharing basis.
USD 1,885 p/pax land cost on twin sharing basis.
USD 1,440 p/pax land cost on triple sharing basis.

COST: USING 04 STAR HOTELS

USD 3,280 p/pax land cost on single sharing basis.
USD 2,220 p/pax land cost on twin sharing basis.
USD 1,695 p/pax land cost on triple sharing basis.

COST: USING 05 STAR HOTELS

USD 4,520 p/pax land cost on single sharing basis.
USD 2,850 p/pax land cost on twin sharing basis.
USD 2,165 p/pax land cost on triple sharing basis.

FLIGHT COST:

USD 0,110 p/pax flt from Jaipur to Bangalore.
USD 0,075 p/pax flt from Trivendrum to Chennai.

INCLUDES:

• 17 nights on single/Twin/triple sharing basis with breakfast.
• 01 night on twin sharing basis on full board basis (Accommodation + All Meals).
• Aircon car as per the programme.
• English speaking guide as per the programme.
• Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
• Chokhi Dhani village with dinner in Jaipur.
• All entrances as per the programme.
• Kathakali dance in Cochin.
• Flight cost mentioned separately.
• All applicable taxes.

CITY 03 STAR 04 STAR 05 STAR
DELHI BHARAT CONTINENTAL THE CONNAUGHT THE PARK
AGRA HOWARD PARK PLAZA MANSINGH PALACE ITC MUGHAL
JAIPUR JAIPUR PALACE MANSINGH ITC RAJPUTANA SHERATON
BANGALORE 18 WOODS INN REEGALIS TAJ RESIDENCY
MAYSORE SANDESH THE PRINCE HOTEL GREEN HOTEL GREEN
OOTY MONARCH TAJ SAVOY TAJ SAVOY
COCHIN ABAD PLAZA ABAD ATRIUM TAJ ERNAKULAM
ALLEPPEY AIRCON HOUSE BOAT AIRCON HOUSE BOAT AIRCON HOUSE BOAT
TRIVENDRUM SAJ LUCIA SOUTH PARK MUTHOOT
CHENNAI AMBICA EMPIRE RADHA REGENT THE PARK

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