HERITAGE TOUR IN RAJASTHAN ((TOUR CODE-CTI-HTR/001)
TOUR DURATION: 12 nights/13 days
DESTINATIONS COVERED: Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Kota - Pushkar - Jaipur
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Check in at hotel on arrival in Delhi. Full day sightseeing of Delhi - Qutab Minar, Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, Parliament House and Government Head quarters. In the afternoon, visit Old Delhi - Jama Masjid, Red Fort, and Gandhi Memorial. Also enjoy the sound and light show in the evening at Red Fort.
Overnight Delhi. Day 02: Delhi -Mandawa (250 Kms / 5 -6 Hrs)
Mandawa is situated 190 km off Jaipur in the north. Mandawa is known for its fort and havelis. Drive to Mandawa. Check in at hotel. Afternoon visit of Mandawa.
Day 03: Mandawa - Bikaner (190 Kms / 4 - 5 Hrs)
Bikaner is famous for its "Bikaneri Bhujia" and its sweets. Bikaneri Bhujia is a spicy snack made from moth dal, spices and edible oil. Bikaner is also known for its handicrafts and leather articles, for its palaces and for having Asia's biggest camel farm. Drive to Bikaner visiting havelies at Fatehpur on the way. Check-in at hotel. Afternoon visit of the Fort and colorful marketplaces. Evening optional or visit the camel breeding farm. Overnight in Bikaner.
Day 04: Bikaner - Jaisalmer (330 Kms / 6 Hrs)
Jaisalmer lies in the Thar Desert, which stumble the border of India and Pakistan. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and many decorated Jain temples. Many of the houses and temples are nicely sculptured. Drive to Jaisalmer. Check in at hotel. Leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Jaisalmer.
Day 05: Jaisalmer
Start your day with sightseeing of Jaisalmer - Jaisalmer Fort, Tricuta Hill, Sun Gate, Nathmalji-ki-Haveli, Megh Durbar, Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli, Patwon-Ki-Haveli and Lodurva, Gadsisar Lake. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight Jaisalmer.
Day 06: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (290 Kms / 6 Hrs)
Jodhpur, also referred as the Blue City and "Sun City", is the historic center of the Marwar region. It is famous for its rich history. Blue City is derived due to the blue tinge to the whitewashed houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. Other notable places of interest are the Umaid Bhawan Palace the residence of current Maharaja Gaj Singh's family. The market at the Nai Sarak area is one of the most famous shopping areas sought after by the locals as well as the visitors in Jodhpur.
Drive to Jodhpur. Check in at the hotel. Half-day city tour - Mehrangarh Fort, Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal, Jaswant Thada and Umaid Public Gardens Museum. Overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Day 07: Jodhpur - Ranakpur (180 Kms / 4 - 4:30 Hrs)
Morning drive to Ranakpur. Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, and for a much older Sun Temple which lies opposite the former. Check in at hotel and later visit the beautiful Ranakpur Jain Temples. Overnight stay in Ranakpur.
Day 08: Ranakpur - Udaipur (90 Kms / 2 - 2:30 Hrs)
Morning drive to Udaipur. Check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 09: Udaipur
Start your day with sightseeing of Udaipur - City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen's resort for her friends) and Fateh Sagar Lake and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum). Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 10: Udaipur - Kota (270 Kms / 6 Hrs)
Morning drive to Kota by road visiting Chittaurgarh on the way. Overnight stay in Kota.
Day 11: Kota - Pushkar (220 Kms / 5 Hrs)
Morning drive to Pushkar visiting Bundi on the way. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Lord Brahma's City - Pushkar.
Day 12: Pushkar - Jaipur (142 Kms / 3 Hrs)
Morning drive to Jaipur. Check-in at the hotel. Afternoon Jaipur sightseeing City Palace (Museum) and Jantar Mantar (the observatory), Albert Hall Museum, Ram Niwas Gardens. Drive past Hawa Mahal / the Palace of Winds and through the pink rose residential / business areas of Jaipur. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 13: Jaipur
Morning visit of Amber Fort. Visit Jagmandir or the Hall of Victory and Temple of Kali. Return to hotel passing Jal Mahal on the way. Afternoon is free. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 13: Jaipur - Delhi (258 Kms / 5 - 5:30 Hrs)
Drive to Delhi International Airport for flight to onward destination
COLOUR FUL FORT & PALACES WITH JUNGLE-(TOUR CODE-CTI-FPT/002)
TOUR DURATION: 20nights/21 days
DESTINATIONS COVERED: Delhi-Jaipur-Ranthambore-Agra-Gwalior-Shivpuri-Orchha-Khajuraho-Bandhavgarh-Kanha-Raipur-Delhi
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel, where we will be holding the rooms on ready occupancy basis. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 – Delhi In the morning take a city tour covering Laxmi Narayan Temple - The Place of Gods, India Gate - The memorial of martyrs, Parliament House - The Government headquarters. In the afternoon take a city tour of Old Delhi covering Jama Masjid - The largest mosque in Asia, Red Fort - The magical monument in red sandstone, Raj Ghat - The memorial of the father of the nation. Also enjoy the sound & light show in the evening. overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 - Delhi - Jaipur
Today you drive to Jaipur. On arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon, enjoy the city atmosphere. See the sights of the Pink City of Jaipur. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 04 - Jaipur
Morning, enjoy an excursion to Amer Fort with a joy ride on an Elephant. Afternoon take a city tour of Jaipur, covering the City palace, Hawa Mahal, Royal Observatory, Nawab Sahab ki Haveli, and bazaar, where you can shop for colorful handicraft items and textiles. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 - Jaipur - Ranthambore National Park
Today drive to Ranthambore Natiopnal Park. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon enjoy a safari ride in the park and see the majestic Tiger in the dense scrub jungle of Ranthambore. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 06 - Ranthambore
Enjoy a day's tour exploring the forests of Ranthambore. The Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is one of the best places in India to see a tiger in its natural habitat. In the dry season tigers can be seen near the watering holes and are clearly visible in the dry forest. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 - Ranthambore - Agra
Today we will drive to Agra. On arrival check in into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 - Agra - Gwalior
In the morning have a half-day city tour covering the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daula and shopping for souvenirs in Agra. In the afternoon drive to Gwalior. On arrival check into the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 09 - Gwalior
Full day city tour covering Teli Ka Mandir - the Indo-Aryan architectural beauty, Sas Bahu Temple - the amazing temple, Man Singh Palace - a delightfully whimsical building, Jai Vilas Palace & Museum - piece de resistance. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 - Gwalior - Shivpuri
Morning drive to Shivpuri. On arrival check in into hotel. Afternoon free to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 - Shivpuri
Day free for jungle activities in the wildlife sanctuary. See deer, monkeys, squirrels and many different birds in the Shivpuri nature reserve. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 - Shivpuri - Orcha
Travel to Orchha enroute visiting Karera Bird Sanctuary and see many native and migratory birds in this nature reserve. On arrival check into the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 13 - Orchha
Full day city tour covering Jahangir Mahal - an impressive museum, Rajmahal - the palace of superb murals, Phool Bagh - a cool summer retreat. Overnight to be spent at the hotel.
Day 14 - Orchha - Khajuraho
Early morning drive to Khajuraho. On arrival check into the hotel. In the afternoon city tour of Eastern / Western group of temples which includes Laxmi and Varha Temples, Kandariya Mahadev, Devi Jagdamba temples. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 15 - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh Early morning drive to Bandhavgarh. On arrival check in into tourist bungalow. Afternoon Game viewing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16 - Bandhavgarh
Morning till evening, see the wild life on a jeep safari or an elephant safari. Also visit the fort said to have been built by Lord Rama, the hero of the great Indian epic Ramayana. You can see tigers, elephants, deer, leopards and other animals and birds in Bandhavgarh. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 17 - Bandhavgarh - Kanha
Today drive to Kanha. On arrival check into the lodge. Evening game viewing at Kanha National Park. Stay overnight at the Lodge.
Day 18 - Kanha National Park
Game viewing in the morning till evening. You can see tigers, elephants, deer, monkeys, and many other species of animals and birds in Kanha National Park. Stay overnight at the camp.
Day 19 - Kanha - Raipur
Drive to Raipur. On arrival check into the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 20 - Raipur - Delhi
Transfer to Airport for the flight to Delhi. On arrival we will transfer you to the hotel where we will be holding the rooms for wash & change. Enjoy your farewell dinner, organized by us. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 21 - Departure – Delhi
Departure transfer to International Airport for the flight back home, at the end of your Lure of the Jungle Tour in India.
EAST INDIA GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR (TOUR CODE-CTI-EIT/005)
DURATION: 04 Nights / 05 Days
DESTINATIONS COVERED : Bhuvneshwar – Konark-Puri-
Day 01: New Delhi-Arrival
You arrive in Delhi by international flight.meet & greet services then transfer to the hotel. Overnight Delhi.
Day 02: New Delhi - Bhubneshwar (by air)
In the morning after having our breakfast we drive to the airport for the flight to Bhubaneshwar. Bhubaneshwar is considered the most sacred city in Orissa. Bhubaneshwar (The Lord of the universe) is now the modern capital city of the Indian State Orissa. Upon arrival at Bhubaneshwar, you will be transferred to the hotel. Bhubaneshwar had once 7000 temples that were built between 8th and 13th centuries.
Day 03: Bhubneshwar - Konark - Puri
Today we will visit some of the finest examples of the classical temple architecture including Lingraj, Rajrani and Mukteshwar temples and then drive through the tropical coastal area to the famous temples of Konark. Konark was once the centre of Buddhism in India. Now it is famous for the Hindu temples. The world famous Surya Temple is dedicated to God Surya (Sun). The King Langula Narasimha Deva built this temple in the 13th century AD. Surya temple of Konark represents the complete development of Orissian style and architecture that is the only one time example in India being the most beautiful without any counter piece. After visiting this temple we drive to Puri. Late evening arrival in Puri and transferred to the hotel.
Day 04: Puri
Puri is one of the four most important pilgrimage centre for Hindus. Today in the morning we visit the Jagannath temple of Puri. The temple of Lord Jagannath (God Vishnu), who is considered the preserver of the world in Hinduism, attracts thousands on feast every day, particularly at the time of 'Rath Yatra' (the car festival). The Jagannath temple is also referred as the white Pagoda and it accommodates 5000 priests in its premises. It's an experience to observe the activities of the pilgrims visiting this unique temple. It is one of the most sacred temples in India. In the afternoon we visit the Puri beach. The Puri Beach is also known as one of India's finest beaches. Puri Beach attracts millions of travelers to India with its strategic setting and religious importance.
Day 05: Puri - Bhubneshwar
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to Bhubneshwaer. On arrival drive to the airport for flight to Kolkata from where you may get international flight for onward journey.
BACKWATER CRUISE TOURS-(TOUR CODE-CTI-BCT/006)
DURATION: 08Nights / 09 Days
DESTINATIONS COVERED : Delhi – Cochin-Mararikulam – Houseboat-Trivandrum –
Arrival Delhi’s international airport. Meet & greet services then transfer to the hotel. Overnight Delhi. Day 02:Delhi
After breakfast sight-seeing of Old Delhi. Former centre of Mughal Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal. Visit Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Later drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate and the Presidential Palace. Continue onward to the Qutab Minar the tower of victory erected by Qutub-ud-din – Aibak. Visit Humayun’s Tomb and Bahaai Lotus temple. Overnight Delhi.
Day 03:Delhi / Cochin (By air)
Transfer to airport to board flight to Cochin .Transfer to hotel. Evening view Kathakali performance. Overnight Cochin.
Day 04 : Cochin
After breakfast city tour. Cochin has earned the sobriquet "Queen of the Arabian Sea". Here you can see the oldest church in India. Afternoon harbour cruise .Later The Mattancherry palace, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing Nets.Overnight Cochin.
Day 05 : Cochin / Marari (1½ hrs drive)
After breakfast drive to village of Maraikulam (Marari) which lies midway up the Malabar coast. Check into hotel. Rest of the day free at the beach. Overnight Marari.,
Day 06- Marari Beach
Days free at the Marari beach.
Day 07- Marari Beach
Days free at the Marari beach.
Day 08 : Marari / Houseboat (1 hr)
After breakfast check into Kerala's traditional House Boat - cruise down the narrow canal backwaters witnessing the local villages lifestyle. Lunch on board the House Boat. Continue cruising. Dinner and overnight stay in Houseboat.
Day 09 : Houseboat / Trivendrum (3-4 hrs drive)
Check out from houseboat and get dropped at Trivandrum for onward flight.
UNFORGETTABLE RAJASTHAN TOUR-(TOUR CODE-CTI-URT/007)
DURATION: 15Nights / 16 Days
DESTINATIONS COVERED: Delhi – Agra –Jaipur-Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Udaipur-Deogarh-Roopangarh-Neemrana-Delhi
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Meet & assist on arrival. Proceed for half day sight seeing of Delhi- drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onward to the Qutab Minar the tower of victory erected by Qutub-ud-din – Aibak. Proceed to hotel Overnight Delhi.
Day 02 : Delhi / Agra (4 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Agra. Upon arrival check into hotel. Afternoon visit Taj Mahal one of the world’s most beautiful monument, built as a memory to Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of Emperor Shah Jahan. Highlights include the Marble Screen, the Pietra Dura and the Tomb Chamber. Also visit Agra Fort where highlights include Jahangiri Mahal, Khas Mahal and Diwan-i-Khas. Overnight Agra.
Day 03 : Agra / Jaipur (5 hrs drive)
After breakfast checkout and drive to Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. Built between 1569 & 1585 by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar , it is a masterpiece in sandstone , glowing in subtly changing shades of pink & red as the day progresses & the light fades.Fatehpur Sikri was originally intended to be joint capital with Agra.It remains a testimony to Mughal grandeur. Later continue onwards to Jaipur. Check into hotel.Evening free to explore the bazaars of the Pink City. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 04: Jaipur
Morning tour of Amber fort, on elephant back. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Mughal ruling families.
Later visit the City - "The Pink City" is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 05 : Jaipur / Jodhpur (6 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Check into hotel. Evening free to explore local bazaars. Overnight Jodhpur.
Day 06: Jodhpur
After breakfast city tour. Visit Mehrangarh Fort , perched atop a 150-foot high hill, the height of its ramparts further add to the grandeur of this fort. The structure justifies the name “Mehran – Majestic, garh – Fort”. Also visit Jaswanth Thada & the majestic Umaid Bhawan Palace. Overnight Jodhpur.
Day 07: Jodhpur / Ranakpur (2 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Ranakpur. Check into hotel. Nestled in the Aravali ranges Ranakpur is a complex of Jain temples situated in the middle of the forest, made of white marble the temple looks like a pearl displayed on green velvet. Built in the 16th Centaury these temples are a labour of love and devotion, the temple is perfectly symmetrical except for one pillar in the hall, which is deliberately misaligned in accordance to the Jain mythology where only god is perfect. Overnight Ranakpur.
Day 08: Ranakpur / Udaipur (4-5 hrs)
Morning free. Afternoon drive to Udaipur. Check into hotel. Evening boat cruise in the Lake Pichola. Overnight Udaipur.
Day 09: Udaipur
After breakfast city tour of Udaipur . Visit the City Palace Museum, Saheliyon Ki Badi , the favorite gardens of the queen and her maidens and Jagdish Temple. Overnight Udaipur.
Day 10: Udaipur
Day free to explore the Lake city. Overnight Udaipur.
Day 11 : Udaipur / Deogarh (3 hrs drive)
After breakfast drive to Deogarh. Day free to explore the Deogarh fort. Overnight Deogarh Palace.
Day12 : Deogarh / Roopangarh (4 hrs drive)
Drive to Roopangarh, founded by 5th ruler of Kishangarh Maharaja Roop Singh in 16th century. Check into hotel. Afternoon explore Fort. Maharaja Roop Singhji of Kishangarh built the Roopangarh Palace in Kishangarh, Rajasthan, India. The Roopangarh Fort weaves a magical spell on you as you tour its medieval stone granaries, royal armories, jails and formidable battlements. Overnight Roopangarh.
Day 13 : Roopangarh / Neemrana (4 hrs drive)
After breakfast drive to Heritage Neemrana Fort Palace. Afternoon free to explore the Fort Palace. Overnight Neemrana.
Day14 : Neemrana
Day free at leisure. Overnight Neemrana.
Day 15 : Neemrana / Delhi (3 hrs drive)
After breakfast drive to Delhi. Evening free for souvenir shopping. Overnight Delhi
Day 16 : Depart Delhi
Early morning transfer to airport to board onward flight.