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Deluxe Series
EJI's In-depth Tour of India and Nepal

Mumbai (Bombay) Aurangabad UdaipurJodhpurJaipurDelhiAgraKhajuraho VaranasiKathmanduWildlife Safari / Tiger TopsKolkata (Calcutta) BhubaneswarSun Temple Chennai (Madras) BangaloreMysoreHassan Belure and Halebid TemplesCochin

DAY 1 - Mumbai (Bombay)
Arrive Mumbai. A representative of Exotic Journeys will meet you in the arrival lounge outside the Immigration & Custom / Baggage claim area and will escort you to your hotel.

Overnight:
Taj Mahal Palace (Tower Wing)
Trident , Mumbai

DAY 2 - Mumbai (Bombay)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon city tour visiting Hanging Gardens, Kamla Nehru Park, Gateway of India, National Museum and Crawford Market.

Overnight:
Taj Mahal Palace (Tower Wing)
Trident , Mumbai

DAY 3 - Mumbai - Aurangabad
Morning boat excursion to Elephanta Caves - the 7th century cave temples carved out of a hill rising from the Arabian Sea.

Fly to Aurangabad in the evening.
Meeting and transfer to hotel.

Overnight:
Taj Residency , Aurangabad
Lemon Tree, Aurangabad
Rama International, Aurangabad

DAY 4 - Aurangabad - Ajanta Caves
Full day excursion to the thirty caves at Ajanta that is either chapels or monasteries. The murals and paintings date back to 2nd century BC and 8th century AD and illustrate the life of Buddha in previous births. Many of the frescoes still glow in their original colors. On the outer walls are brilliantly executed sculptures.


Overnight:
Taj Residency , Aurangabad
Lemon Tree, Aurangabad
Rama International, Aurangabad

DAY 5 - Aurangabad - Ellora Caves - Mumbai

Morning excursion to Ellora Caves. The three groups of temples here relate the story of evolution of Asia's main religions Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. Fly to Mumbai in the evening.
(At the moment the flights between Aurangabad and Udaipur are suspended. In order to travel to Udaipur, one has to travel through Mumbai. Whenever the flights are restored, you will fly to Udaipur directly from Aurangabad on day 7).


Overnight:
The Leela, Mumbai
Taj Mahal Palace (Tower Wing)
Trident , Mumbai


DAY 6 - Udaipur
Fly to Udaipur and city tour. Udaipur is interspersed with shimmering lakes, marble palaces and fountains. The Maharana’s Palace is the largest of its kind. It is remarkable for octagonal towers, brilliant multicolor mosaics of inlaid tiles, inlaid mirror work and exquisite paintings. Sahelion ki Bari is a fascinating garden, adorned by Lotus pool, a marble throne and finely sculptured cenotaphs.


Overnight:
The Leela Palace, Udaipur
Trident, Udaipur
Shiv Niwas Palace, Udaipur

DAY 7 - Udaipur - Ranakpur

The cluster of temples at Ranakpur made of intricately sculpted white marble, come across as a marvelous feat of architecture. It may surprise visitors that these temples were built in 1460 but are so well preserved and the marble still sparkles. The main temple is supported by 1444 pillars none of which are similarly carved. These temples house statues of Mahavira and other Jain saints.

Overnight:
The Leela Palace, Udaipur
Trident, Udaipur
Shiv Niwas Palace, Udaipur

DAY 8 - Jodhpur
Travel to Jodhpur - a city ringed by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D., is known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort. Afternoon sightseeing tour of the grand palaces within - Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal and Daulat Khana. These are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Near the fort complex lies Jaswant Thada and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble. Here you will also enjoy a camel ride.

Overnight:
Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal, Jodhpur

Ajit Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur
WelcomHotel Heritage Bal Samand Palace, Jodhpur

DAY 9 - Jaipur
Travel to Jaipur popularly known as Pink City. Afternoon city tour visiting Jaipur's colorful bazaars, Jantar Mantar, sandstone pink buildings, magnificent City Palace and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) which truly reflect the past glory of this remarkable town.


Overnight:
Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
Trident, Jaipur
ITC Raj Rajputana, Jaipur

DAY 10 - Amber Fort - Jaipur

Morning excursion to Amber Fort where rides on caparisoned elephants add to the ambiance to the fort. Amber Fort and its sandstone palaces are perched atop a hill near Jaipur. Within its precincts are Sheesh Mahal or chamber of mirrors reputedly the best in the world, Victory Hall and Pleasure Palace. City tour in the afternoon visiting Jantar Mantar Observatory and local colorful bazaars. 

Rest of the day at leisure for independent activities or shopping..


Overnight:
Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
Trident, Jaipur
ITC Raj Rajputana, Jaipur


DAY 11 - Delhi
Travel to Delhi - a city of immense past. It is dotted with hundreds of landmarks and has accumulated a tremendous heritage of art, architecture and culture.


Overnight:
Vivanta by Taj - Dwarka, New Delhi
The Leela Ambiance, Delhi
The Lalit, New Delhi
The Imperial, New Delhi

DAY 12 - Delhi

Today you will visit the Presidential Palace, Parliament House, Red Fort, Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in Asia, Jantar Mantar - the medieval observatory, the 16th century tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun, Raj Ghat and Shantivana - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, India Gate and Qutub Minar.

Overnight:
Vivanta by Taj - Dwarka, New Delhi
The Leela Ambiance, Delhi
The Lalit, New Delhi
The Imperial, New Delhi

DAY 13 - Agra - Taj Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri

Today you will travel to the city of one of the seven wonders of the world which is also known as monument of love - The Taj Mahal.

City tour includes visit to Agra Fort, Taj Mahal and Itemad-ud-daula.

Overnight:
Trident, Agra

The Gateway Hotel (Taj), Agra
ITC Mughal, Agra


DAY 14 - Khajuraho
Travel to Jhansi by a super-fast train. Meeting and transfer to Khajuraho by car.

The Chandela temples of Khajuraho represent the finest creative examples of temple architecture of India.

Visit the Chandela temples.


Overnight:
Radisson, Khajuraho
Temple View, Khajuraho

DAY 15 - Varanasi

Visit the Chandela Temple in the morning.

Fly to Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities in the world and the holiest in India.

Varanasi, the 'eternal city' is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in India for the Hindus. Also known as Kashi, the city has been a center of learning and civilization for over 2000 years. It is a major tourist attraction for its long string of bathing ghats on the steps of the river Ganges. Places of interest include the Golden temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the great mosque of Aurangzeb, Durga temple, Vishwanath temple, Bharat Mata temple and the Ramnagar Fort Museum. A boat ride down the River Ganges at dawn is an experience to remembe
r.

Witness evening 'Arti Puja' on the banks of River Ganges and the thousands of oil lamps set floating in the river in the memory of departed souls.

Overnight:
Taj Gateway, Varanasi


DAY 16 - Varanasi

Sunrise boat cruise on Ganges to witness sacred cleansing rituals and burning and bathing Ghats.

City tour visiting Sarnath, Aurangzeb Mosque, various temples.

Overnight:
Taj Gateway, Varanasi

DAY 17 - Kathmandu
This afternoon fly to the capital of Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. City tour includes City Palace, Hanuman Dhoka, Temple of Living Goddess, Machendranath and Swayambhunath.


Overnight:
Crown Plaza, Kathmandu
Yak N Yeti, Kathmandu

DAY 18 - Kathmandu

You will continue sightseeing around the valley by visiting the medieval capital - Bhadgaon and the city of artists - Patan.

Overnight:
Crown Plaza, Kathmandu
Yak N Yeti, Kathmandu

DAY 19 - Chitwan National Park or Pokhra

Today you will travel for Tiger Tops if you prefer wildlife or to Pokhra if you prefer nature and cultural tour. You will be met and transferred to hotel.

Chitwan : Orientation, nature walks and jungle excursion accompanied by a naturalist. Wildlife at Chitwan National Park includes one-horned rhinoceros, spotted deer, hog and samber deer, leopards and ever-elusive Royal Bengal tigers.

Pokhra : It is a perfect work of art by nature. Annapurna and the perfectly shaped peak of Macchepuchare dominate the skyline. The mountains appear clearer and one feels closer to nature. City tour is conducted by walking through the local bazaars and Phewa Lake.


Overnight:
Jungle Lodge, Chitwan
or
Fishtail, Pokhra

DAY 20 - Chitwan National Park or Pokhra

Chitwan : Visit the elephant camp and wildlife safari by elephant. Raft down the river and see the crocodile preserve. You will spend the night in a tented camp, which has a central dining area, and bar, large safari tents with comfortable beds, shower and jungle toilets.
Pokhra : This valley is the most picturesque spot in Nepal. Besides the uninterrupted view of Annapurna range, it also offers clear and magnificent views of Dhaulagiri and Manaslu mountains. The day is at leisure to enjoy the beauty of nature.


Overnight:
Jungle Lodge, Chitwan
or
Fishtail, Pokhra

DAY 21 - Kolkata (Calcutta)

Fly back to Kathmandu and change flights for Kolkata (Calcutta).

Meeting and transfer to hotel.

Overnight:
Taj Bengal, Kolkata
Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

DAY 22 - Kolkata

City tour of Kolkata includes Victoria Memorial, Kali Temple and Governor's residence.

Overnight:
Taj Bengal, Kolkata
Oberoi Grand, Kolkata


DAY 23 - Puri - Konark Sun Temple
Fly to Bhubaneswar and transfer to Puri..
Visit the Sun temple also called the Black Pagoda.


Overnight:
Toshali Sands, Konark

DAY 24 - Bhubaneswar
City tour of Puri. Return to Bhubaneswar. City Tour.

Overnight:
Trident, Bhubaneswar
Swosti Premium, Bhubaneswar

DAY 25 - Chennai
Fly to Chennai.
Sightseeing tour of St. Mary's Church, Fort St. George, San Thome Cathedral and the rock-cut temples of Mahabalipuram.


Overnight:
Taj Coromandal, Chennai
The Leela Palace, Chennai

DAY 26 - Chennai
Excursion to Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram

Overnight:
Taj Coromandal, Chennai
The Leela Palace, Chennai

DAY 27 - Bangalore
Fly to Bangalore.
Bangalore is a pretty town with lakes and tree-lined avenues. Visit the gardens of Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park and impressive monolith Nandi Bull Temple.


Overnight:
Taj Westend, Bengaluru
The Leela Palace, Bengaluru
The Oberoi, Bengaluru

DAY 28 - Mysore

A drive through the picturesque land of evergreen hills and beautiful natural landscaped plains takes you to the Mysore Palace. En-route visit summer palace of Tipu Sultan. In the evening visit the Brindavan Gardens with its magnificent fountains.

Overnight:
Lalit Mahal Palace, Mysuru
Radisson Blue Plaza, Mysuru
Southern Star, Mysuru

DAY 29 - Hassan - Belure and Halebid Temples

Morning excursion to Hassan and visit Belure and Halebid temples. Lord Fergusson, an authority on Indian architecture, observes 'There are many buildings in India which are unsurpassed for delicacy of detail by any in the world but the temple of Belure surpasses even these for freedom of handling and richness of fancy'. The virtuosity of Indian sculptors reached its peak at the temples of Belure and Halebid.


Overnight:
Ashoka, Hassan
Southern Star, Hassan

DAY 30 - Kumarakom - Backwaters

Transfer to Bangalore and fly to Cochin. Transfer to Kumarakom.

Overnight:
Taj Garden Retreat

DAY 31 - Kumarakom - Backwaters

Take a special boat ride through the backwaters of Kerala. Visit the bird sanctuary and the villages in of Kerala. The typical countryside offers a variety of interests. Enjoy the sunset cruise.

Overnight:
Deluxe House Boat

DAY 32 - Cochin
Disembark the deluxe house boat after breakfast. Transfer to Cochin by car.

The palm fringed coastal town that is laced with inland waterways and tropical lagoons. The Arabs, Chinese, Dutch and British came through to trade with India through Cochin and left their imprints behind in various buildings and monuments. The attractions include a Synagogue built in 1587, the St. Francis Church built in 1510 and Santa Cruz Cathedral built in 1904, the Dutch Palace and the oldest Mosque in India. Sightseeing tour and cruise the backwaters.

Overnight:
Taj Malabar Spa & Resort, Cochin
Trident, Cochin

DAY 33 - Cochin - Departure

Morning at leisure in Cochin.
Depart on your journey home.

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Itineraries are designed with current flight schedules and remain subject to adjustment / change.

    Departure Dates - 2018 (Thursdays)
         
January
- - - -  
February
- - - - -
March
1 8 15 22 29
April
5 12 19 26 -
May
3 10 17 24 31
June
7 - 21 - -
July
5 - 19 - -
August
2 - 16 - -
September
6 13 20 27 -
October
4 11 18 25 -
November
1 8 15 22 30
December
6 13 20 27
         
   Departure Dates - 2019 (Thursdays)
         
January
3 10 17 25 31
February
7 14 21 28 -
March
7 14 21 28 -
April
4 11 18 25  
May
2 9 16 23 30
June
6 - 20 - -
July
4 - 18 - -
August
1 - 15 -  
September
7 14 21 28  
October
5 12 19 26  
November
2 9 16 23 30
December
7 14 21 28
           

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India & Nepal 31 days Per Person
Double Occupancy $ 6795.0
Airfare - Tour Itinerary $ 1939.00
* Tiger Tops - Supplement $ 990.00
Meals Supplement
OPTIONAL:
For Lunch & Diner 28 Days
$ 1970.00
Single Room Supp. $ 3950.00
Single Room Supplement for Tiger Tops $ 595.00
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October 1 thru April 15
Deluxe Tour:
India & Nepal - 31 Days
Price Per Person
Double Occupancy
$ 6795.00
Single Room Occupancy.
$ 6290.00
Airfare & Train Fare * - Economy
Tour Itinerary
Mumbai - Aurangabad - Udaipur -Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Kathmandu
$ 000.00
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April 16 thru September 30
Deluxe Tour:
India & Nepal -31 Days
Price Per Person
Double Occupancy
Single Room Occupancy.
Airfare & Train Fare * - Economy
Tour Itinerary
Mumbai - Aurangabad - Udaipur -Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Kathmandu

 

 
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