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**Rate shown is based on the lowest available fare for the date range shown.  Some dates may be slightly higher in price. Please note that the price shown is the lead in price, therefore prices may vary depending on season.


Tour Name (click name for details) Duration Region Date(s) Price From Description
Kerala (2018/2019) 7 Days India Oct 1, 2018-Mar 31, 2019 $1165

With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 ms in the east and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate. A long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters. Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Waterfalls. Sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Ayurvedic health holidays. Enchanting art forms. Magical festivals. Historic and cultural monuments. An exotic cuisine... All of which offer you a unique experience. And what's more, each of these charming destinations is only a two hour drive from the other. A singular advantage no other destination offers.

Kerala, India's most advanced society: With hundred percent literacy. World-class health care systems. India's lowest infant mortality and highest life expectancy rates. The highest physical quality of life in India. Peaceful and pristine, Kerala is also India's cleanest state.

Superior room, Family and Friends and single supplement rates also available.

Included:

A.  Accommodations - Single/twin occupancy room for a total of 6 nights.
B.  Meals - On room plus breakfast basis.
C.  Guides - English speaking local guides for Cochin & Periya
D.  Transport - Air-conditioned medium car for (1 - 2 pax) & Toyota Innova (for 3 pax)
E.  Assistance & Porterages - Meeting and assistance on arrive/departure at airports, hotels and railway stations by Le Passage to India representative and porterages at hotels, railway station for 1 standard bag per person included.
F.  Others - Kathakali Dance show in Cochin
G. Boat Ride at Lake Periyar
H. Tax - Service tax of 3.09% as applicable on all tour packages.

Rates do not include:
- Any airfare, airport taxes, supplement for which are quoted separately if applicable.
- Expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls,  laundry, camera fees still or video, tips to drivers, local guides and hotel staff.
- Any insurance covers against mishpa or evacuation.

HOTELS ENVISAGED:
CITY                HOTELS (rooms)                     NIGHTS
Cochin          Arches (standard)              01 Night
Periyar          Tree Top (standard)          01 Night
Kumarakom   Lake Song Resort (deluxe) 02 Nights
Mararikulam   Abad Turtle Resort            02 Nights

DAY 01 Arrive Kochi
Arrive Kochi by flight (flight not included).  On arrival meet and transfer to your hotel (standard check in time 12 noon).
Rest of the day at leisure
Overnight stay

DAY 02 Kochi (Cochin)-Periyar
Morning:  After breakfast sightseeing tour of Kochi.  Visit the Dutch Palace (closed on Fridays), the Jewish Synagogue - (which remains closed on Fridays & Saturdays) St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Basillica.  While driving along the coastline, at the Harbour's mouth, one can also view the unique and still-in-use "Chinese Fishing Nets" which were introduced by the Chinese traders in the 14th Century.  The tour ends in the Fort Kochi area where you can walk through the historical Dutch and Portuguese buildings.  Some parts of this nearly 500-year old Fort are still amazingly well preserved. 

Later leave for Periyar.  The journey is approximately 195 kms and takes around 5 hours.  On arrival, check in at hotel.
Overnight stay.

DAY 03 Periyar-Kumarakom
Periyar is on 1000 meters above the sea level and is rich in spice growing.  95% pepper in India is producted from here.  Vasco de Gama was the first European to land on the Malabar Coast in 1498 A.D. in search of spices.  Pepper in those days was exported against the equal weight of gold, so in the beginning of 15th century pepper was called black gold.

Morning take Boat Ride on Lake Periyar inside the sanctuary.  The morning boat ride is the best time to see herds of Wild Elephants and other animals in their natural habitat as they flock to the lake to drink water.

Later drive to Jumarakom 143 kms & 4 hours drive.
On arrival check in at resort
Overnight stay

DAY 04 Kumarakom
Kumarakom slumbers on the banks of the famour Vembanad Lake, which is a part of Kuttanad ('granary' of Kerala).  The Vembanad Lake with its majestic canals, streams and distributaries along its banks weave an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web.  The gorgeous green of the fringed palms ripple in the blue waters and blend into wavelets.

Day of leisure for independent activities (No transport incorporated)
Overnight stay

DAY 05 Kumarakom - Mararikulam
Today morning drive to Mararikulam. (35 kms & 45 minutes drive).
On arrival check in at your beach resort.
Overnight stay

DAY 06 Mararikulam
Day at leisure ( No transport incorporated)
Overnight stay

DAY 07 Mararikulam - Kochi - leave Kochi
Today in time departure transfer to Kochi airport (65 kms & 1 1/2 hours drive) to board connecting return flight to home or onward destination
End of tour
Check in & Check out time 12 noon

Rajasthan Tour (2018/2019) 9 Days India Oct 1, 2018-Mar 31, 2019 $1095

Experience amazing India on this 9 Day Delhi roundtrip journey that includes stops in Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ranakpur & Udaipur.

Airfare supplement for Udaipur/Delhi by economy class - Airfare is current and tentative.  Exact airfare can be given only at the time of booking.

Superior, Family & Friends and single supplement rates also available.

Included:

Above rates include following specific services:
A  Accommodation – Sharing twin bedded room for a total of 08 nights.
B  Meals – On room plus breakfast basis.
C  Guides – English speaking local guides in each city.
D  Transport - Air-conditioned medium car. air add on Udaipur to Delhi
E  Assistance & Porterages - Meeting and assistance on arrival/departure at airports, hotels and railway stations by Le Passage to India representative and porterages at hotels, railway station for 01 standard bag per person included.
F  Others – Elephant/Jeep ride in Jaipur included.
G  Tax - Service tax of 3.09% as applicable on all tour packages.

Supplement for entrances: included
Delhi – Qutab Minar
Agra – Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Fatehpur Sikri
Jaipur - City Palace, Observatory, Amer Fort
Jodhpur – Mehrangarh fort
Udaipur – City palace, Sahelio ki bari

Rates do not include:
- Expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees still or video, tips to drivers, local guides, and hotel staff.
- Any Camera fees, still/ video.
- Any insurance covers against mishap or evacuation

HOTELS ENVISAGED:
CITY       HOTELS (rooms)                       NIGHTS
Delhi      Hotel Vikram (deluxe )        01 Night
Agra       Clark Shiraz (standard)       02 Nights
Jaipur     Park Regis (deluxe)           02 Nights
Jodhpur    Park Plaza (standard )        01 Night
Udaipur    Inder Redidency (superior)    02 Nights

Day 01 ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive Delhi by flight
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel
Overnight stay

Day 02 DELHI – AGRA       
After breakfast combined sightseeing of Old & New Delhi.

In Sightseeing of Old Delhi takes you to the Raj Ghat (memorial to Mahatma Gandhi), Jama Masjid, - The largest mosque in India. Drive past Chandi Chowk, once an imperial avenue of Mughal Royalty which today is the busiest commercial area of the city. Walk through Chandni Chowk to savour the ambience of an oriental bazaar.

Later sightseeing of New Delhi visit the 12th century Qutab Minar, gracefully hand-carved for its entire height of 234ft, and the iron pillar, which has withstood the ravages of time and not rusted even after 1500 years. Visit the imposing modern Lakshminarayan temple. Drive past the India Gate (war memorial dedicated to the lives of laid down by the Indian soldiers), the president's residence - formerly the Viceroy's Palace, parliament House and the Secretariat buildings, - an interesting blend of the Victorian and 20th century architecture.
Later drive to Agra by surface ( 205 kms & 05 Hrs drive)
On arrival check in at hotel
Overnight stay

Day 03 AGRA       
Morning sightseeing tour of city visiting the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 year to complete this ' Love Poem in Marble'. (Friday closed).
Later visit the Agra Fort.  In Fort visit Diwan-E-Am (House of commons), mosques within Fort and royal pavilions like Macchi Bhavan, Shah Jahani Mahal & others.  Several of the buildings are made of pure marble with beautiful carvings. To cool off the rooms, the walls were hollow and filled with running water. The balconies of these pavilions give clear view of Tajmahal & Yamuna River flowing next to it. 
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay   

Day 04 AGRA- JAIPUR     
Morning leave from Agra to Jaipur by surface (255 Kms. 06 hrs drive) enroute visits Fatehpur Sikri.

Located 40 Km from Agra, the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, in honour of the great Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti who blessed Akbar and prophesized the birth of three sons to the heirless Emperor. Akbar used Fatehpur Sikri as his capital and the city was fully occupied for 14 years but slowly became
deserted and ruined after Akbar left the city. Scarcity of water was the prime factor for the abandonment of this beautiful city. Visit the reAprkably well-preserved, graceful buildings within the 'Ghost City' including the Jama Masjid, tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal Palace and other palaces that speak of the grandeur and splendour of the Mughal empire at the height of its power.

Later continue the drive to Jaipur. On arrival, check in at hotel
Overnight stay
              
Day 05 JAIPUR 
Morning excursion to Amber fort with elephant ride. Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort Apr not look beautiful from the outside, but the interior is a virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. Inside the Jag Mandir is the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period. En route to Amber Fort, you will have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds.

Afternoon sightseeing tour of city visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as rmoury Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and Marble crafted observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.
Overnight stay

Day 06 JAIPUR-JODHPUR
Today morning leave Jaipur for Jodhpur ( 330 Kms & 06 hrs. drive)
On arrival check in at hotel

Afternoon sightseeing of Jodhpur visiting the 5-km long Mehrangarh Fort situated on a 125-mt high hill. This is one of the most impressive and formidable structures in Rajasthan. Within the fort are some magnificent palaces with meticulously carved panels, latticed windows or "Jarokhas" with evocative names. The chambers of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, the Sileh Khana and the Daulat Khana are noteworthy for the splendour and glamour of a bygone era. Later visit the Jaswant Thada - a cluster of royal cenotaphs in the white marble built in 1899 AD in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh-II.
Overnight stay

Day 07 JODHPUR-RANAKPUR-UDAIPUR
Today morning drive by your car to Udaipur (270 kms & 06 hours drive)  En route visit Ranakpur.

The Jain temple of Ranakpur, dedicated to Adinatha was built around the 15th century is situated in a lovely Aravali valley. Light colored marble has been used for the construction of this grand temple which occupies an area of approximately 60 x 62 meters. The temple, with its distinctive domes, shikhara, turrets and cupolas rises majestically from the slope of a hill. Over 1444 marble pillars, carved in exquisite detail, support the temple. The pillars are all differently carved and no two pillars are alike.
Continue the drive to Udaipur. On arrival, check in at your hotel.
Overnight stay

Day 08 UDAIPUR
Morning city tour visiting City Palace, built in 1725, which houses the Dilkhush Mahal, Sheesh Mahal - studded with glittering Belgian mirrors, Moti Mahal and the Palace of Lord Krishna all of which are ornately decorated.  Later visit the Jagdish Temple.  This temple built in 1651 is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver in the Hindu Trinity of Gods.  Also visit the Sahelion Ki Bari -Garden of the Maidens.  It was built by Maharajas for their ladies. The fountains here operate on water pressure with no pump being used.  End your tour with a drive around beautiful Fatehsagar Lake.
Overnight stay

Day 09 UDAIPUR/DELHI & LEAVE DELHI
Today you will be transferred from hotel to airport to board the flight for Delhi.
Udaipur/Delhi        9W-2628    0805-0945 hrs.
On arrival you will board connecting return flight to home or onward destination
 
End of Tour
Check-in / Checkout time 12 noon

Sri Lanka Tour 8 Day (2019) 8 Days India Jan 15 to Feb 29, 2019 $1065

Other great dates and rates:
Mar 1 to Apr 30, 2019   $1035
May 1 to Jul 15, 2019   $1115
Jul 16 to Aug 31, 2019  $1150
Sep 1 to Oct 31, 2019   $1069
Nov 1 to Dec 15, 2019   $1075

Included:

Cost includes:
Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis throughout the tour.
Transport in air-condition vehicle along with an English speaking guide/driver on tour.
Welcome drink & refreshing towels at all hotels.
Farewell gift with company logo on departure
Entrance fees as per the program.
12 % V.A.T.

Cost does not include:
Tips of personal nature.
Entrance fees as per the program US$ 180/- per person in total.
Drinks & additional meals.
Compulsory supplements at all hotel

HOTELS ENVISAGED:
CITY          HOTELS (rooms)               NIGHTS
Colombo       Ozo Colombo                  01 Night
Dambulla      Chaaya Village or Similar    02 Nights
Kandy         Cinnamon Citadel or similar  02 Nights
Nuwara Eliya  Grand Hotel or similar       01 Night
Colombo       Ozo Colombo                  01 Night

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
a) Similar/higher category hotels in the region will be provided if hotels mentioned above are not available.
b) The prices may not be valid during unforeseen international events. Supplementary cost (if applicable) will be
advised closer to date of the events.
c) The tour may be operated in the opposite or an unconventional direction without changes to the contents of the programme.
d) All rates are net, non-commissionable & subject to change due to government regulations.
e) All bookings will be confirmed on availability.

Day 01 Arrive Colombo (flight not included)
Arrival at the Colombo International Airport. Clients will be welcomed by our airport staff and English speaking driver/guide and transfer to hotel in Colombo
Overnight stay at Hotel in Colombo

Day 02 Colombo- Dambulla
After breakfast transfers to Habarana/Dambulla with comfort stop in Kurunagale en route
Afternoon, Special village Safari tour. This is unique experience for clients to experience the rural life of Sri Lanka people. This will include a Bullock cart ride/boat ride in the lake/village tour & TUK TUK ride.
Overnight at Hotel in Habarana or Dambulla

Day 03 Dambulla
After breakfast climb the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya.
Later excursion to Anuradhapura and visit Sri Maha Bodiya
Overnight at Hotel in Habarana or Dambulla

Day 04 Dambulla- Kandy
After breakfast transfer to Kandy en route visiting Dambulla Rock Caves Temple and spice garden in Matale. Thereafter proceed to Kandy en route visiting spice garden in Matale. During the visit to spice garden we will arrange 10 minutes head or foot herbal massage for all passengers. Thereafter proceed to Kandy.
Check-in to Hotel in Kandy.
Approximately 1600hrs visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. Late evening witness a Cultural Dance performance including fire walking
Overnight at Hotel in Kandy

Day 05 Kandy
After breakfast half a day excursion to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage in time to witness the bathing and bottle feeding of the baby elephants. Afternoon sightseeing of the Kandy city including visit to Royal Botanical Gardens, Kandy market, panoramic tour of the city and free time for shopping.
Overnight at Hotel in Kandy

Day 06 Kandy- Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast transfer to Train station. From Kandy to Nanu Oya by train on First class This is very scenic journey through Tea Plantations and Villages.. On arrival in Nanu Oya station transfer to Nuwara Eliya by vehicle en route visiting Tea planation and Tea factory. Snacks will be served on board. Evening sightseeing of Nuwara Eliya
Overnight at Hotel in NUwara Eliya

Day 07 Nuwara Eliya- Colombo
After breakfast proceed to Colombo via Kitulgala. En route brief stop at Melsna tea centre to taste high tea. This is another unique location and ideal photo stop where St. Clare and Devon waterfalls are located.
Transfer to Colombo. On arrival in Colombo before proceeding to the Hotel, clients will be given a brief city tour of Colombo just to get a glimpse of the commercial capital of Sri Lanka.
Overnight at Hotel in Colombo

Day 08 Leave Colombo
After breakfast departure transfer to airport to board onward flight

Sri Lanka Tour 11 Day (2019) 11 Days India Jan 15 to Feb 29, 2019 $1475

Other great dates and rates:
Mar 1 to Apr 30, 2019   $1315
May 1 to Jul 15, 2019   $1355
Jul 16 to Aug 31, 2019  $1455
Sep 1 to Oct 31, 2019   $1355
Nov 1 to Dec 15, 2019   $1435

Included:

Price includes
10 Night accommodation on Bed & breakfast basis throughout the tour.
All transport in an air-conditioned private vehicle with the services of an English speaking driver guide.
Jeep Hire to Horton plains ( Entrance fees to park is not included )
Tickets for cultural dance in Kandy.
12% VAT + 01 TDL tax.

Price excludes
Entrance fees during the tour. US$ 240/- per person in total.
Tips and other expenses of a personal nature.
Additional meals & beverage.

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
a) Similar/higher category hotels in the region will be provided if hotels mentioned above are not available.
b) The prices may not be valid during unforeseen international events. Supplementary cost (if applicable) will be advised closer to date of the events.
c) The tour may be operated in the opposite or an unconventional direction without changes to the contents of the programme.
d) All rates are net, non-commissionable & subject to change due to government regulations.
e) All bookings will be confirmed on availability.

HOTELS ENVISAGED:
CITY               HOTELS (rooms)              NIGHTS
Colombo         Ozo Colombo                  01 Night
Anuradhapura  Palm Garden Village         01 Night
Habarana        Chaaya Village or Similar   03 Nights
Kandy             Chaaya Citadel or Similar   02 Nights
Nuwara Elliya    Grand Hotel                    02 Nights
Colombo         Ozo Colombo                 01 Night

Day 01 Arrive Colombo (flight not included)
Arrival at the Colombo Airport, clients will be met by our English speaking driver guide and airport staff and offer assistance. Immediate transfers to Colombo.
Afternoon city tour of Colombo with visit to the Colombo fort and bazaar Areas, the old Parliamentary complex, Independence Square, Cinnamon gardens and the residential area of the Colombo.
Overnight at Hotel in Colombo

Day 02 Colombo- Anuradhpura
After breakfast sightseeing of Negombo
There after proceed to Anuradhapura en-route visiting Yapahuwa Raja Maha Viharaya.
Check in to Palm Garden Hotel – Anuradhapura.
Overnight at Hotel in Anuradhpura

Day 03 Anuradhpura- Habarana
After breakfast full day excursion to Anuradhapura including visiting Mihintale. Anuradhapura is Sri Lanka's ancient capital, 5th century BC - 9th century AD and the center of the island's Buddhist civilization. In antiquity and the interest, it is the equal of any ancient 'buried city'. The island's oldest Buddhist shrines - some dating back to 3rd century BC are found here. Impressive white 'dagabas' (relic chambers) and monuments, embellished with handsome stone carvings and sculpture, the oldest documented tree on earth - The Sri Maha Bodhi (over 2000 years old), pleasure gardens, beautifully executed stone baths and ponds, a superb irrigation system of reservoirs and canals are the attractions of Anuradhapura.
Thereafter Proceed to Habarana.
Overnight at Hotel in Habarana

Day 04 Habarana
After breakfast excursion to Sigiriya. The 05th century 600ft Rock Fortress of Sigiriya built King Kasayapa. This World Heritage site, a spectacular Rock Fortress, is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions. The most impressive facets of the unique complex are the Water Gardens, the Frescoes of beautiful maidens, the Mirror Wall with ancient graffiti, the Lion platform and the Summit of 1.6 hectares, which was completely covered by buildings during the period of Sigiriya’s glory.
Afternoon excursion to ancient city of Polonnaruwa
Polonnaruwa rose to fame as the capital after the decline of Anuradhapura. Its period of greatness was from the 10th - 12th centuries AD. The entire landscape of the region is punctuated by huge man-made
reservoirs, veritable inland seas the most famous of which is the Parakrama Samudra or the Sea of Parakrama, larger in size than the Colombo harbor. The monuments of this medieval city are relatively well preserved and give clear evidence of the glory of Sri Lanka’s past. See the Royal Palace complex, the Quadrangle with its concentration of ancient heritage and the spectacular Gal Vihare complex of four massive images of the Buddha, cut from a single slab of granite - a highlight of ancient Sri Lankan rock carving.
Overnight at Hotel in Habarana

Day 05 Habarana
After breakfast excursion to Ritigala Temple. A beautifully paved footpath, several elevated platforms, ruins of an old hospitaland remains of a terraced pond are what is unearthed at this 180 BC Buddhistmonastery at the foothill of 600m high Ritigala Rock. Dating back to around 350 B.C. is one of the oldest historical places mentioned in the ancient chronicles.
Overnight at Hotel in Habarana

Day 06 Habarana - Kandy
After breakfast proceed to Kandy en route visiting the Cave Temples in Dambulla en route a UNESCO world heritage site.
Dating back to the 01st century BC, this complex of 05 caves was used as refuge by an ancient king who on regaining his throne, commissioned magnificent carved images within the living rock. Later kings made further improvements and most of the paintings are from the early 19th century.
Thereafter proceed to Kandy.
This lovely city, the Hill Capital and last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings retains an aura of grandeur, which time has not affected. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its center, it is the site of the renowned "Temple of the Tooth" and the Royal Botanical gardens home to one of the best collections of Orchids. Kandy and its satellite villages are the centre of the islands handicraft industry and its traditional dances are the most spectacular in the country.
Late evening visit Temple of Tooth and also witness a Cultural Performance.
Overnight hotel in Kandy

Day 07 Kandy
After breakfast visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage in time to witness the bottle Feeding / bathing of Elephants.
Afternoon more Sightseeing of Kandy including a visit to the Art’s and Craft Workshops, Batik Manufacturers to see simple village girls at the complicated task of manufacturing handmade batiks and Bazaar areas. And also visit Botanical gardens in Peradeniya.
Overnight hotel in Kandy

Day 08 Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast transfer to Train station. From Kandy to Nanu Oya by By train on First class. This is very scenic journey through Tea Plantations and Villages. On arrival in Nanu Oya station transfer to Nuwara Eliya by vehicle en route visiting Tea planation and Tea factory. Snacks will be served on board.
Nuwara Eliya is the heart of Sri Lankan hill country. It is the home of the famous Ceylon Tea and the rolling mountains are a carpet of velvety green tea plantations, interspersed with gushing streams and tumbling waterfalls. The salubrious climate, misty glens and the decidedly British character make Nuwara Eliya a must on any Sri Lankan travel itinerary
P.M Tour of the city of Nuwara Eliya
Overnight at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Day 09 Nuwara Eliya
After Early breakfast excursion to Horton Plains for an easy 02 – 03 hour trek to ‘World’s End’ and the beautiful bridal veil ‘Bakers Falls’. Sri Lanka's highest plateau 7200 ft above sea level in the central mountain country. This ‘Fen” is a very scenic region with an astounding variety of scenery from mountains to grasslands, from marshes to trout streams.Sri Lanka's best-flavored high grown teas are grown in the surrounding areas. Spectacular view from 'Worlds End' where the plateau plunges a thousand feet in a straight sheer drop. Cool and bracing climate, excellent for trout fishing and very good hiking country. Distinctive flora (many English field flowers grow on the plains) colourful butterflies and many
rare highland birds.
Overnight at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Day 10 Nuwara Eliya - Colombo
After Breakfast Leave for Colombo via Kitulgala.
Check in to Hotel in Colombo.
Overnight at Hotel in Colombo

Day 11 Leave Colombo
After breakfast departure transfer to Airport in time for departure flight

Golden Triangle (2018/2019) 6 Days India Oct 1, 2018-Mar 31, 2019 $660

An all-time classic, India's Golden Triangle tour offers you the opportunity to explore three of the most popular destinations and experience India’s culture and history.

Delhi – Jaipur – (via Fatehpur Sikri) Agra – (via Sikandra) Delhi

Included:

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
DELHI: Discover the long and fascinatng history of the cosmopolitan capital city with its rich array of monuments.
AGRA: Visit the beautful Taj Mahal and walk down the echelons of Mughal history at Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort.
JAIPUR: Admire the ancient town planning system of Vastushastra and the visit the Amber fort. Get involved in the traditonal culture by becoming a part of the same.

OVERALL HIGHLIGHTS
Visit Asia’s largest Mosque – JAMA MASJID Delhi
Taste a spicy tid-bit (not to be tried in case of any food allergies)
Buy specimens of colourful bandhini and embroidery
Try on gorgeous stone jewellery
Capture the romance of the immortal Taj

INCLUSIONS:
ACCOMODATION: On twin sharing basis for total 05 nights.
GUIDE: English speaking guide will be provided at Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur.
ENTRANCES: Rates include entrances to all the monuments including still camera fee as mentoned in the program

HOTELS ENVISAGED:
CITY    HOTELS (rooms)                                NIGHTS
Delhi   The Suryaa (deluxe )                 01 Night
Agra    Jaypee Palace (standard)          02 Nights
Jaipur  Radisson City Center (Superior)  02 Nights

EXCLUSIONS:
Rates do not include any airfare, any item not mentoned above, any items of personal nature such as
table drinks, laundry, telephone bills, video camera fees, tips to guides/escort, drivers, bell boys, etc.
Any Travel Insurances.
Any other expenses of personal nature.

Day 1 Arrive Delhi (flight not included)
Welcome to India! On arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be greeted by our guide in the arrival hall, who will escort you to your hotel and assist you in check-in. Later, embark on a sightseeing tour of Delhi. Begin with exploring the Old City of Delhi, where Mughal art and architecture still survive in the narrow lanes lined with havelis, mosques and food stalls serving authentic Mughlai food, an integral part of Indian cuisine. Old Delhi tourist places include Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk Raj Ghat, and Mahatma Gandhi's cremation site. Also visit Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first garden-tomb in India which was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal. Later, discover Imperial New Delhi showcasing spacious, tree-lined boulevards and noteworthy buildings. Notable attractions include Connaught Place (CP), the Presidential Palace and India Gate. Overnight, stay at hotel.

Day 2 Delhi - Jaipur
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Jaipur, 275 km (approximately six hours) from Delhi. Founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the year 1727, Jaipur is the first planned city of India. The city was built according to Indian Vastu Shastra (rules and principles of architecture). Jaipur is famously called the “Pink City” as the city was painted pink to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1876. Many of its avenues even today remain painted in pink, giving the city a distinctive appearance. On arrival in Jaipur, check-in at hotel and the day is at leisure. In the evening, visit Chokhi Dhani. This is a unique village resort showcasing the traditional lifestyle of Rajasthan. Here, savour authentic Rajasthani cuisine, including the famous Indian platter of Daal Bhati Churma. Overnight, stay at hotel.

Day 3 Jaipur
Start the day with an excursion to the Amer Fort. Perched on a hill in the suburbs of Jaipur, the fort was once the capital of Rajasthan. Former residence of Rajput Maharajas, the fort is notable for its grand architecture showcasing Hindu style of art. Later, explore the City Palace complex that is comprised of two palaces, Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal, a museum, a vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings. The palace is a blend of the Shilpa Shastra of Indian architecture with Rajput, Mughal and European styles. Diwan-I-Aam (Hall of Public Audience), Bhaggi Khana (a museum), Pitam Niwaa gate and Peacock Gate are a must-see. Other places to visit include Hawa Mahal (Palace of Wind), Jal Mahal (Water Palace), and Jantar Mantar (an observatory). Make sure to spend some time in the charming markets of the Old City. Overnight, stay at hotel.

Day 4 Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Today drive to Agra, 240 km (approximately five hours) away, the home of the icon of eternal love, Taj Mahal. En route, visit Fatehpur Sikri. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site showcasing the grandeur of Mughal architecture and well worth the time. On arrival in Agra, check-in at hotel and embark on a city tour. This evening, visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, described by poets as “a teardrop on the cheek of eternity”. The monument was built as a mausoleum by Shah Jahan in the memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. When included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, it was described as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage". The ivory-white marble tomb surrounded by picturesque gardens attracts millions visitors all year round. Overnight, stay at hotel.

Day 5 Agra - Sikandra - Delhi
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Delhi, 240 km (approximately four hours) away. Before you leave the city, visit the mighty Agra Fort – a World UNESCO Heritage Site. En route, stop at Sikandra to visit the Tomb of Akbar the Great. The tomb of the great emperor is an architectural marvel showcasing the splendid Mughal architectural style. Construction of the tomb was commenced by Akbar himself and was completed after his death by his son, Jahangir. The four white marble minarets at entrance of the tomb from the South gate are similar to those of the Taj Mahal. On arrival in Delhi, check-in at hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6 Depart Delhi
Today your India travel comes to an end. We arrange your drop to Delhi Airport, from where you will board your flight back home. If required, our representative will be at hand to assist you with a smooth check-out from the hotel and escort you to the airport. We advise you to arrive at the airport at least 3 hrs prior to departure and keep your passport and printout of airline ticket handy to avoid last minute hassles. This itinerary is only a slice of the wonderful diversity and beauty that India has to offer and we hope that you will return soon to discover more. Namaste!