Best Of India Highlights

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. 

Tour Highlights As Below:

  • As the name suggests, this is a Best Of India tour bringing in the best of the North and the South of India.
  • Great monuments, incredible architecture, diversity of lifestyles as well as accommodation.
  • Also, the natural beauty, great food, and some in-depth sightseeing through the diversity of India would leave an indelible mark upon your heart.
     

Itinerary

Arrival / Chennai

Day 1 : Arrival / Chennai

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

Chennai / Madurai (Flight)

Day 2 : Chennai / Madurai (Flight)

Full day tour of Madurai visiting Meenakshi Temple and the Tirumala Nayak Palace. Evening witness the bed chamber ceremony at Meenakshi Temple.

Overnight at the Gateway Pasumalai

Madurai / Periyar (Private Drive)

Day 3 : Madurai / Periyar (Private Drive)

Afternoon, spice plantation tour.

Overnight at the Cardamom County

Periyar / Alleppey / Houseboat (Private Drive)

Day 4 : Periyar / Alleppey / Houseboat (Private Drive)

Morning, go for a short jungle trek at Periyar before riding to Alleppey.

Afternoon, spend the day cruising the backwaters and witnessing the traditional lives on the banks.

Overnight at Muthoot River Escapes Houseboat

Houseboat / Kumarakom

Day 5 : Houseboat / Kumarakom

Following breakfast, disembark at your delightful hotel in Kumarakom.

The day is at leisure to take in the natural beauty of the place, walk to local villages, undertake Ayurvedic SPAs etc.

Overnight at the Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort

Tour Cost

Tour Cost Based On 02 People Traveling Together Sharing 01 Room (The Land & Domestic airfare tour cost based on a minimum of 2 guests). 

  • Cost valid for period till 30th September 2017: - INR 159,450* Per Person
  • Cost valid from 01st October till 31st March 2018: - INR 186,355* Per Person

*Cheaper & Standard price variants available upon request

*Luxury & Super Luxury options available upon request

*T & C apply

Includes:

Accommodation on twin share basis ; daily American breakfast ; Airfare for the Cochin / Mumbai / Varanasi / Delhi sectors in economy class (Discounted airfare subject to change & availability); air-conditioned private car for all journeys and tours ; local guides ; spice plantation tour & half day trek in Periyar ; Cuisine walk including shopping for ingredients, cooking demonstration and lunch with an Indian family ; Walkthrough Mumbai Bazaars ; Participation In group Walking Tour of Old Delhi with Dinner (Conducted by www.masterjikeehaveli.com); Kaleidoscope (A regional dance drama) in Cochin; rickshaw ride in Delhi ; Elephant 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. 

Optional Add-ons

Value Added Optional Tours Available (Request for prices and detailed information)

  • Private Bollywood dance class tour in Delhi.
  • Heritage walking tour of Agra's old city.
  • Half day with elephants in Jaipur - feeding, bathing, painting & ridding.
  • Cuisine tour in Jaipur - shopping for ingredients, cooking class, & dining with an Indian family.
  • Discovering Agra's traditional street food.
  • A day with the tribal’s in their own obscure village - a full day excursion from Jaipur.
  • Biking tours in Jaipur. 
  • Visiting a traditional family to witness a live classical music and dance performance in Varanasi.
  • Yoga Wellness Class At Shahpura House in Jaipur.
  • Walking tours, food safari & potter’s trail in Madurai.