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The 16 days Best Of India Highlights itinerary will take you to the following cities & villages of Chennai, Madurai, Periyar, Houseboat, Kumarakom, Mumbai, Varanasi, Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, & Jaipur.
Mid-morning arrival. Meet and greet upon arrival and transfer to hotel.
Welcome to India, or as we say ‘atithi Devo Bhava’ (the guest is an incarnation of God). Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you!
Afternoon, tour the highlights of Chennai - the capital city of Tamil Nadu. The tour includes visits to Fort St. George, St. Mary’s Church, The High Court building and the incredible museum in it.
Overnight in Radisson Blu Hotel, Chennai (Superior Room)
Morning, undertake a tour of Cochin that brings to life the heritage of this vibrant destination – the Jew Town, The Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing nets, and of course the elegant synagogue are highlights of our visit.
An evening flight brings us to Mumbai for overnight.
Overnight at the Hotel Le Sutra (Art Room)
Varanasi is quite possibly the world’s oldest living city. This afternoon, we will visit several temples and the Hindu University at Benares.
Later in the afternoon, a short excursion outside of the city is undertaken for a tour of Sarnath – the venue where Buddha preached his first sermons after gaining enlightenment.
Evening, we visit the ghats of Varanasi to witness the performance of Ganges Aarti.
Overnight at the Rivatas By Ideal (Deluxe Room)
At dawn, we visit the sacred Ganges for a boat ride in Varanasi.
Following the boat ride we set off on foot to explore the inner city.
Later we return to hotel for breakfast.
Then, we will visit a Widows Ashram and Matri Bhawan.
Later, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Delhi.
Upon arrival in Delhi, check into the Hotel Jaypee Siddhartha.
Overnight at Hotel Jaypee Siddhartha (Deluxe Room)
After breakfast, we will visit the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds.
Then, we visit Amber Fort on Jeep, the former capital of the royal Jaipurs.
We would also stop at Jal Mahal palace for photos. (From Outside Only)
Later, we visit the Panna Meena ka Kund and City Palace & Observatory.
Overnight at Hotel Jasvilas (Standard Room)
*Cheaper & Standard price variants available upon request
*Luxury & Super Luxury options available upon request
Accommodation on twin share basis ; daily American breakfast ; Airfare for the Chennai / Madurai, Cochin / Mumbai / Varanasi / Delhi sectors in economy class (Discounted airfare subject to change & availability); air-conditioned private Sedan car for all journeys and tours ; local guides ; spice plantation tour Periyar ; Walkthrough Mumbai Bazaars ; Kaleidoscope (A regional dance drama) in Cochin; rickshaw ride in Delhi ; Jeep ride in Amber Fort, boat at sunrise and sunset in the sacred city of Varanasi; air-conditioned private car and driver available on a 24x7 basis.