BIG INDIA TOUR
Duration: 25 Nights/26 Days
Day 1: Arrival Delhi International Airport
Arrive Delhi. Assistance on arrival at Delhi Airport. Escorted Transfer to Hotel by Car.
Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi
Day 2: Full Day City Tour of Delhi
Full day Guided City Tour of Delhi.
Visit- Qutb Minar, Jama Masjid (Mosque), Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat, Humayun Tomb, Akshardham Temple, India Gate and Rajpath, Rashtrapati Bhavan (President House)- Parliament , Agrasen ki Baoli, Gandhi Simriti, Dilli Haat, Visit Mall
Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi
Monument Open Time (10AM-5 PM/SUN SET)
Day 3: Delhi- Rishikesh (250KMS/6-7 HRS) by road.
Drive to Rishikesh. Arrive Rishikesh- Check in Hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel in Rishikesh
Day 4: Rishikesh & Haridwar Sightseeing
Breakfast at hotel. Today proceed for full day Guided city tour of Rishikesh & Haridwar.
Rishikesh- Visit Ram Joola, Laxman Jhoola, Triveni Ghat, Tryambkeshvar Temple, Parmarth Niketan,
Haridwar: Mansa Devi Temple & Chandi Devi Temple (by Ropeway- Ticket not incuded),
Evening witness Ganga Maa Aarti at Ganga Ghat @“Har-Ki-Podi” in Haridwar.
Overnight at hotel in Rishikesh.
Day 05: Rishikesh-Mathura-Vrindavan-Agra. (470 KMS/10-11 HRS)
Breakfast at hotel. Check out Hotel. Proceed early to Agra enroute Visit Mathura & Vrindavan, Visit Temple Shri Krishna Janam Bhoomi Mathura, Various temples at Vrindavan, Govardhan Parvat (Parikrama). Arrive Agra evening. Check in to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Agra.
Day 6: Agra Sightseeing
Guided city tour of Agra. Visit Taj Mahal & Agra Red Fort & Itmad ud Daulah Tomb.
Shopping Marvel & local Handicraft. Evening option to visit Kalakriti Show “Mohabbat The Taj” live performance by artist
Overnight stay at hotel in Agra
NOTE: Taj Mahal is closed on Friday
Day 7: Agra- Fatehpur Sikri- Jaipur (260 KMS/ 5-6 HRS by Road).
Drive to Jaipur en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri (Guide Charges at Fatehpur Sikri Not Included). Arrive Jaipur. Check in hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur
Fatehpur Sikri: This magnificent fortified ancient city, 40km west of Agra, was the short-lived capital of the Mughal Empire between 1572 and 1585, during the reign of Emperor Akbar. Earlier, Akbar had visited the village of Sikri to consult the Sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chishti, who predicted the birth of an heir to the Mughal throne. When the prophecy came true, Akbar built his new capital here, including a stunning mosque, still in use today, and three palaces, one for each of his favourite wives – one a Hindu, one a Muslim and one a Christian (though Hindu villagers in Sikri dispute these claims). The city was an Indo-Islamic masterpiece, but erected in an area that supposedly suffered from water shortages and so was abandoned shortly after Akbar’s death.
Day 8: Jaipur Sightseeing
Full Day Guided City Tour of Jaipur
Visit Amer Fort (Elephant Ride & Jeep Ride not included), Hawa Mahal, City Place, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar. Shopping. Overnight at hotel in Jaipur
Day 9: Jaipur- Pushkar (150 KMS/By Road).
Drive to Pushkar. Check in hotel. Later proceed with Guide for Pushkar Sightseeing. Visit Brahma Temple & Pushkar Lake. Camel Safari. Overnight at hotel in Pushkar
Day 10: Pushkar- Udaipur (280 KMS/ 5-6 HRS By Road).
Drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur. Overnight at hotel in Udaipur
Day 11: Udaipur Sightseeing
Guided City Tour of Udaipur. Visit Lake Pichola, City Palace and City Palace Government Museum, Maha sati, Watch Lake Palace, Saheliyon ki bari. Overnight at hotel in Udaipur
Day 12: Udaipur-Ahmedabad (270 Kms/ 5-6 HRS by road)
Drive to Ahmedabad. Arrive Ahmedabad. Check in Hotel. Overnight at hotel in Ahmedabad
Day 13: Ahmedabad Sightseeing & Evening fly to Mumbai (By Air).
Full day Guided City Tour of Ahmedabad. Visit Sabarmati Museum, Kankaria lake, Akshardham Temple, Sabarmati riverfront, Vastrapur Lake, Adalaj step well, Auto world vintage car museum.
Evening transfer to Ahmedabad Airport. Fly to Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai. Assistance on arrival at Mumbai Airport. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Mumbai
Day 14: Mumbai Sightseeing
Mumbai Full Day Guided City Sightseeing Tour. Visit- Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, Taj palace hotel, Goregaon, chowpatty, Colaba causeway, Chor bazaar, Crawford market. Marine drive, Juhu beach, Gateway of India, Dhobi ghat, Wankhede stadium, Regal cinema, Overnight at hotel in Mumbai
Day 15: Half day Bollywood Tour + Shopping
Bollywood Tour Itinerary advices separately below…..
NOTE: Tourist are not allowed to enter Film City, Yash raj studios.
Day 16: Mumbai- Goa (By Air)
Transfer to Mumbai Airport. Fly to Goa. Assistance on arrival at Goa Airport. Transfer to your hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel in Goa
Day 17: Goa Full day Sightseeing
Full day Goa Guided Sightseeing Tour
(Panjim City Fountaionhas, Fish Market, Flower Market , Immaculate Church/ Miramar Beach / Dona Paula View Point/ Alitinho / Old Goa Churches/ Mangueshi Temple / Shanta Durga Temple / Big Foot / Old House-, Fort Aguada ). Overnight at hotel in Goa
Day 18: Goa- Cochin (By Air- No Direct Flight/Via Mumbai)
Transfer to Goa Airport. Fly to Cochin Assistance on arrival at Cochin Airport. Transfer to hotel. Later proceed for Cochin Guided City Sightseeing Tour. St.Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Palace & Jewish Synagogue. Evening optional Visit to Kathakali Dance Show.
Overnight at hotel in Cochin
Day 19: Cochin- Madurai (By Air- No Direct Flight/ Flight via Chennai)
Transfer to Airport. Fly to Madurai. Assistance on arrival at Madurai Airport. Transfer to your Hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Madurai
Day 20: Madurai- Rameshwaram (170 KMS/3-4 HRS)
Morning visit Madurai “Meenakshai Devi Temple”. Sri Meenakshi Temple & Thirumalai Nayak Palace
Afternoon proceed to Rameshwaram. Arrive Check in Hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Rameshwaram
Day 21: Rameshwaram- Madurai
Morning visit Rameshwaram temple. Ramanathaswamy Temple, Foot prints of Rama, Hanuman Temple Afternoon drive back to Madurai. Overnight at hotel in Madurai.
Day 22: Madurai– Kolkata (By Air- No Direct Flight/ Flight via Chennai)
Transfer to Madurai Airport. Fly to Kolkata (By Air). Assistance on arrival at Kolkata Airport. Transfer to your pre-booked Hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kolkata
Day 23: Kolkata Full Day Sightseeing
Proceed for Guided full day Tour of Kolkata.
Start for full day Kolkata city tour. Eden Garden Stadium*, Akashbani Bhavan*, High Court*, GPO*, Writers Building*, Howrah Bridge*, Belur Math, Vivekananda Setu*, Dakshineswar Temple, Mother House, St. Pauls Cathedral Church and Victoria Memorial Hall. You can enjoy Tanga Ride beside Victoria Memorial on your own. Overnight stay at Kolkata. (*Drive Pass)
Day 24: Kolkata- Varanasi (By Air)
Morning Departure Transfer to Kolkata Airport. Flight to Varanasi. Assistant on arrival at Varanasi Airport.
Transfer to hotel. Check in to Hotel.
Afternoon around 1 PM you will be taken for an excursion to Sarnath. Sarnath is the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples. The attractions at Sarnath are the Buddha Temples, the Dhamekha stupa, Chaukhandi stupa and the archaeological museum.
Return to Hotel-
At evening, get ready to experience one of the most memorable moments of your life, as you will be taken to River Ganges. Enjoy Ganga Aarti. Get a glimpse of the spiritualism at the Ganga Ghats (river front).Can enjoy the Ganga Arti on Boat (optional and by own cost). Night stay at Hotel in Varanasi.
Day 25: Varanasi- Delhi (By Air)
Early morning boat ride at Sunrise on Ganges. It is a mystical and spiritual experience as you watch people offering water to the Sun God and devotees taking holy dip in the Ganges. We will visit all the famous Ghats of Varanasi via boat. Afternoon Varanasi Sightseeing with Guide.
--- visiting Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, New Vishwanath Temple, with Banaras Hindu University Drive Pass... if time allows visit to Tulsi Manas Temple which is near to Durga Temple.
Evening departure transfer to Varanasi Airport, fly to Delhi.
Arrive Delhi Domestic Airport- Assistance on arrival- Transfer from Delhi airport to Delhi Hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Delhi
Day 26: Departure Delhi Airport.
Morning departure transfer to Delhi Airport
Elephant Ride ascending to Amer Fort & Jeep Ride while getting down from Amer Fort in Jaipur.
Early morning Boat Ride Sunrise in VARANASI
Rickshaw Ride in Varanasi.
Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi.
Boat Ride in Udaipur at Lake Pichola
Kathakali Dance Show at Cochin.
Guide Services @ Rishikesh/Haridwar, Fatehpur Sikri, Madurai & Rameshwaram
HALF DAY Bollywood Tour
India is still the largest film producer of the world, producing an average of 1000 films a year. Since 1931, when the talkies were introduced, India has produced more than 67,000 films in more than 30 languages.
The itinerary usually consists of the FOLLOWING:
Pick Up at 09:00 hrs OR 13:00 hrs from hotel
10:00 OR 14:00 hrs
Arrival at Film location, Meet and Greet by the Bollywood Guide. He will then provide an introduction to the guests informing them about the origin and evolution of the Indian Film Industry (Bollywood) ranging from the silent era to talkies to current date.
10:30 hrs to 11:30 hrs OR 14:30 hrs - 15:30 hrs
The Guests will then be escorted to various shoots and will be allowed to watch shootings of Feature Films, T.V. Serials or Ad-Films. They will be given an exciting insight into the mechanics and conduct of a shooting.
11:30 hrs to 12:00 hrs OR 15:30 hrs to 16:00 hrs
Make up, editing, dubbing, processing of raw film, background music, animation and Sound effects, vision mixing, special effects, set making, choreography, stunt rehearsals, publicity campaigns etc.
12:00 hrs to 13:00 hrs OR 16:00 hrs - 17:00hrs
Guests will then be escorted back to the gates where they will be received by our Representative. From here we proceed to Juhu and Bandra, to take glimpse of the most famous Flim Star Houses (from outside).
Later proceed back to the Hotel.
We need your cooperation wherever the personal frisking and checking of baggage is mandatory. Except for your valuables, hand baggage is not allowed at location shooting.
This itinerary could be tentative as per studio permission.
Photo shots are strictly not allowed until and unless permission is given. (Professional cameras are not allowed at the sets, until permission granted )
Please keep your mobile on silent mode during the shooting in action and keep silent.
Most of the studios are at distant places from downtown and as such may take considerable time to reach, kindly bear with such unavoidable time consumption.
The Bollywood activities in Mumbai are not centralized at one place and scattered at different places.