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  • Jewels of India - Greaves India, specialists in luxury travel bespoke tours to India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
    Guide Price 4 061pp Price is based on double occupancy and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel Price includes accommodation in a double twin room breakfast sightseeing transfers domestic flights and train private guides and chauffeur driven car Download PDF Download PDF Find the best of India OUR FLAGSHIP TOUR begins in cosmopolitan Mumbai and journeys towards Delhi on a 12 day trip across the richly state of Rajasthan Spend three days and nights in the romantic city of Udaipur with time to explore the exceptional Jain Temples of Ranakpur Onward to the royal capital city of Jaipur for a ride on elephant back up to commanding Amber Fort Search for the elusive Bengal Tiger with morning and afternoon game drives in Ranthambore National Park and conclude your journey in Agra at the enchanting Taj Mahal monument All the while staying in opulent luxury of Oberoi Hotels and Vilas Jewels of India DAY 1 ARRIVE MUMBAI On arrival stay at The Oberoi Hotel DAY 2 MUMBAI UDAIPUR Morning free Afternoon flight to Udaipur and stay 3 nights at The Oberoi Udaivilas one of the most luxurious hotels in India DAY 3 UDAIPUR Morning tour of this lakeside city visiting the temples and the stunning City Palace Afternoon at leisure DAY 4 UDAIPUR RANAKPUR UDAIPUR Full day excursion to the exceptional Jain Temples at Ranakpur Lunch will be at The Mana Hotel DAY 5 UDAIPUR JAIPUR Morning drive to Jaipur capital of Rajasthan Explore the city this morning visiting the City Palace Observatory and drive past the Hawa Mahal the Palace of the Winds Stay 2 nights at the first Vilas property The Oberoi Rajvilas and a great favourite with many Afternoon free to enjoy the luxurious surroundings and spa DAY 6 JAIPUR AMBER JAIPUR Ascend by elephant back optional by jeep to the hilltop Amber Fort Explore this magnificent fort and small Kali Temple Afternoon explore the Pink City the bustling metropolis that is Rajasthan s capital seeing the Observatory and the City Palace DAY 7 JAIPUR RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK Morning drive to Ranthambore National Park for 2 nights at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Hotel which comprises what are considered to be amongst the world s most luxurious tents Arrive Ranthambore in time for an afternoon game drive DAY 8 RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK Early morning and evening game drives Search for the elusive Bengal Tiger and other animals that inhabit this varied habitat DAY 9 RANTHAMBORE SAWAI MADHOPUR BHARATPUR FATEHPUR SIKIRI AGRA Early morning drive to Sawai Madhopur and travel by train to Bharatpur Drive to nearby Agra via the fascinating deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri On arrival stay 2 nights at The Oberoi Amarvilas just a stone s throw from the Taj Mahal DAY 10 AGRA Dawn visit to the Taj Mahal which is strikingly beautiful in the early morning Continue with a full day exploring Agra seeing the fort and Itmad ud Daulah Optional return to the Taj Mahal for sunset DAY 11 AGRA

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  • Northen Sights and Nepalese Heights - Greaves India, specialists in luxury travel bespoke tours to India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
    driven car Download PDF Download PDF Find the best of India This wonderful wide ranging tour visits some of North India s finest sights Delhi the enchanting Taj Mahal in Agra and the extraordinary temples of Khajuraho its holiest city Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges and the less frequented area of Bundelkhand with its stunning riverside temples in the small town of Orchha A spectacular flight across the Himalayas then brings you to the mountain Kingdom of Nepal where there is plenty of time to explore the capital and its surroundings before moving on to search for rhino and elusive tigers in the world famous Chitwan National Park A final peaceful day in the beautiful Pokhara Valley allows time to reflect on all that this journey has revealed Northen Sights and Nepalese Heights DAY 1 ARRIVE DELHI On arrival transfer and stay at The Oberoi Hotel DAY 2 DELHI After a leisurely start explore the wide boulevards and grand monuments of Lutyens New Delhi before venturing into the narrow streets of Old Delhi to see its many fascinating monuments DAY 3 DELHI AGRA Very early morning train to Agra On arrival stay 1 night at the sumptuous The Oberoi Amarvilas with its exceptional views of the Taj Mahal Proceed to nearby Fatehpur Sikri a magnificent deserted city originally built by Akbar as his capital After lunch see Agra Fort before visiting the glorious Taj Mahal at sunset DAY 4 AGRA JHANSI ORCHHA Early morning train to Jhansi and drive to Orchha for 2 nights at the Amar Mahal Hotel Spend the day exploring the fort and the stunning hilltop and riverside temples that dominate this small town DAY 5 ORCHHA DATIA SONAGIR ORCHHA Excursion to the beautiful 17th century palace at Datia Continue to the fine Jain Temples at Sonagiri which are reached by a long flight of steps DAY 6 ORCHHA KHAJURAHO Morning drive to Khajuraho Stay 1 night at the Lalit Temple View Hotel Afternoon explore the extraordinary temples scattered around the town which date back to the 10th and 11th centuries DAY 7 KHAJURAHO VARANASI Morning flight to Varanasi and stay 2 nights at the Gateway Hotel Evening boat ride on the holy River Ganges to witness the Aarti ceremony DAY 8 VARANASI Early morning exclusive boat ride to observe the riverside rituals Afternoon tour of what is considered to be one of India s oldest and holiest cities DAY 9 VARANASI KATHMANDU Early afternoon flight across the Himalayas to Kathmandu in Nepal Stay 2 nights at Dwarika s Hotel DAY 10 KATHMANDU Morning tour of the city seeing Swayambunath and the heart of the old town After lunch explore the sights of the Kathmandu valley including Bhaktapur and the stupa at Boudhnath DAY 11 KATHMANDU MEGHAULI CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK Morning flight to Meghauli and drive to Chitwan Stay 2 nights at Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge deep in the heart of the park Afternoon game drive either by jeep or on elephant back DAY 12

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  • Malabar Days - Greaves India, specialists in luxury travel bespoke tours to India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
    and train private guides and chauffeur driven car Guide Price 2 982pp Price is based on double occupancy and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel Price includes accommodation in a double twin room breakfast sightseeing transfers domestic flights and train private guides and chauffeur driven car Download PDF Download PDF Find the best of India Kerala hugs the Malabar Coast of South India Warm and tropical throughout the year it presents a breathtaking vista of silent valleys clothed in the richest green High in the backdrop of the western ghats are tea plantations whilst down on the coast nestle palm fringed beaches This short introductory tour encompasses all the highlights travelling first to the fascinating port city of Kochi the Venice of the East then into the hills and spice growing areas to search for elephant in Periyar National Park Journeying back towards the coast there is plenty of time to unwind and explore the myriad network of canals and waterways that cover much of the coastal plains of the state Finally enjoy the unique experience of a night on a converted riceboat and cruise peacefully slowly and often unnoticed around the lake watching village life on the riverbanks going on all around you Malabar Days DAY 1 ARRIVE MUMBAI BOMBAY International flights arrive around midnight On arrival stay at The Taj Lands End Hotel DAY 2 MUMBAI KOCHI COCHIN Morning flight to Kochi on the Malabar Coast Stay 2 nights at the superb Taj Malabar Hotel with its lakeside location Afternoon at leisure Evening attend a dance performance of the ancient art of Kathakali DAY 3 KOCHI Morning explore the city seeing the beautiful Synagogue and the wonderful churches and buildings on Fort Cochin DAY 4 KOCHI MUNNAR Morning drive to Munnar and stay 1 night at Windermere Estate Car and driver at disposal to explore the hill station No guide DAY 5 MUNNAR PERIYAR Morning drive into the hills to Thekkady on the Tamil Nadu border Stay 2 nights at the Spice Village Afternoon at leisure with car and driver at disposal DAY 6 PERIYAR NATIONAL PARK Early morning visit to nearby Periyar National Park for game viewing by boat on the lake The area teems with elephants Afternoon at leisure or optional excursion DAY 7 PERIYAR KUMARAKOM Morning drive to Kanam for lunch at Serenity a private rubber estate Continue to Kumarakom in the backwaters and stay 2 nights at Coconut Lagoon Hotel DAY 8 KUMARAKOM Day at leisure DAY 9 KUMARAKOM RICEBARGE Short drive to board your rice barge and stay on board overnight These unique converted rice barges offer a peaceful unhurried way to explore the backwaters watching village life unfold around you DAY 10 RICEBARGE ALLEPPEY MARARIKULAM Morning disembark at Alleppey and drive to Mararikulam Beach Stay 3 nights at Marari Beach Resort DAY 11 MARARIKULAM Day at leisure DAY 12 MARARIKULAM Day at leisure DAY 13 MARARIKULAM KOCHI MUMBAI Drive to Kochi airport for afternoon flight to Mumbai

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  • Mountains & Monasteries - Greaves India, specialists in luxury travel bespoke tours to India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
    double occupancy and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel Price includes accommodation in a double twin room breakfast sightseeing transfers domestic flights and train private guides and chauffeur driven car Download PDF Download PDF Find the best of India This magical tour of the untouched foothills of the Himalayas allows a spellbinding glimpse into the intriguing fusion of the cultures and vistas of India Your journey will begin in the Imperial capital Delhi where you will witness the heritage and grandeur of the Moghal Empire Prepare to be humbled by the marble mirrored Golden Temple of Amristar before visiting the mystical misty valleys of Dharamsala You will have time to traverse through the lush valleys containing hidden hill stations peppered with beautiful temples and tea plantations Finally your tour will end in the summer Raj retreat of Shimla where the roses and rhododendron still bloom amidst the beautiful oak and cedar forests framed by the spectacular snow capped Himalayan peaks Mountains and Monasteries DAY 1 ARRIVE DELHI On arrival stay at The Imperial Hotel DAY 2 DELHI After a leisurely start spend the day discovering Old and New Delhi exploring the differentiation between the Moghul and British Capitals DAY 3 DELHI AMRITSAR Morning transfer to New Delhi railway station On arrival transfer to Holiday Inn Hotel for a stay of 2 nights Experience the Palki ceremony this evening at The Golden Temple DAY 4 AMRITSAR Morning visit Jallianwala Bagh and The Golden Temple glistening perfectly on the lake one of India s most pre eminent attractions Late afternoon witness the border retreat ceremony at the Wagah Border DAY 5 AMRITSAR DHARAMSALA Morning drive to Dharamsala home of the Tibetan Dalai Lama a place of sheer beauty replete with rich forests littered with monkeys On arrival check in to Chonor House for a 2 nights stay DAY 6 DHARAMSALA Morning visit the Tibetan Monastery and Kotwali Bazaar at the foot roads leading up to Mcleodganj Upper Dharamsala Residence of His Holiness The Dalai Lama Tibetans inexile strung along a high ridge 10 kms above Dharamsala DAY 7 DHARAMSALA TARAGARH Morning drive to Taragarh visiting the monasteries and temples on the way to Taragarh Palace for 2 nights Car and driver at disposal to explore surroundings DAY 8 TARAGARH Spend a full day exploring the monasteries and breathtaking surroundings Visit Tashijong Sherablingand Bir Monasteries DAY 9 TARAGARH PRAGPUR Morning drive to Pragpur and check in to Judge s Court Hotel Rest of day at leisure to explore the cobbled streets of Pragpur aheritage hamlet founded as a memorial to a brave warrior princess of the17th century DAY 10 PRAGPUR SHIMLA Full days drive to Shimla check in at The Oberoi Cecil Shimla Hotel Rest of day at leisure DAY 11 SHIMLA Morning sightseeing around this splendid mountain retreat Meander through the timbered cottages along the famous pedestrian avenue The Mall and up to the special views of the ridge DAY 12 SHIMLA Day at leisure with car

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  • Diamonds & Dynasties- Greaves India, specialists in luxury travel bespoke tours to India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
    room breakfast sightseeing transfers domestic flights and train private guides and chauffeur driven car Guide Price 2 762pp Price is based on double occupancy and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel Price includes accommodation in a double twin room breakfast sightseeing transfers domestic flights and train private guides and chauffeur driven car Download PDF Download PDF Find the best of India This historic tour begins in the former princely city of Hyderabad a cornucopia of contrasts rich in Imperial heritage and new age industry A legacy of the decadent Nizams is the trade of pearls gold fabric and of course diamonds Travel from this Islamic pocket in southern India to the intrinsically Hindu collection of temples at Badami Aihole Pattadakal and on to Hampi and the ancient Vijayanagar Empire to see some of India s most intricate historical stone carvings At the end of your explorations through history unwind awhile in Goa renowned for its endless beaches places of worship and world heritage architecture Diamonds Dynasties DAY 1 ARRIVE HYDERABAD Arrive into Hyderabad and transfer to The Taj Falaknuma Hotel and spend a relaxing day at leisure DAY 2 HYDERABAD Explore this wondrous capital a 400 year old metropolitan city teeming with bustling bazaars and Muslim monuments DAY 3 HYDERABAD Morning excursion to Golconda Fort once famed for its diamond mines it is the site of a strategic fort standing atop an isolated hill which dates back to the 13th century Also visit the graceful clusters and gardens at Qutab Shahi Tombs DAY 4 HYDERABAD BIDAR GULBARGA Morning transfer by road to Gulbarga enroute visiting Bidar a tiny district steeped in history On arrival into Gulbarga check in at The Heritage Inn DAY 5 GULBARGA BIJAPUR Morning tour of Gulbarga A Hindu city before the Muhammadan conquest Gulbarga is aunique synthesis of two cultures Afternoon drive to Bijapur and check in at Basawa Residency Hotel DAY 6 BIJAPUR Explore Bijapur which has the second largest tomb in the world DAY 7 BIJAPUR BADAMI Morning drive to Badami and check in at Badami Court Hotel Badami also known as Vatapi is rich with Hindu and Jain temples carved out of sandstone hills DAY 8 BADAMI AIHOLE PATTADAKAL BADAMI Full day excursion to the elaborate temples at Aihole and Pattadakal DAY 9 BADAMI HAMPI Morning drive to Hampi and check in at The Heritage Reosrt Hotel DAY 10 HAMPI A day discovering the ruins at Hampi once the capital city of the Vijayanagara Empire an Imperial city to rival Rome with its palaces temples and sculptures DAY 11 HAMPI GOA Morning drive to final destination of Goa with its endless beaches and swaying palms On arrival at Goa check in at Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village DAY 12 GOA Day at leisure for spending time on the beach exploring Goa on own or relaxing at your resort hotel DAY 13 GOA MUMBAI After a morning at leisure transfer to the airport for afternoon flight to Mumbai On

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  • Darjeeling & Sikkim - The Eastern Himalaya - Greaves India, specialists in luxury travel bespoke tours to India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
    in World Traveller economy accommodation in a double twin room breakfast sightseeing transfers domestic flights and train private guides and chauffeur driven car Guide Price 3 022pp Price is based on double occupancy and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel Price includes accommodation in a double twin room breakfast sightseeing transfers domestic flights and train private guides and chauffeur driven car Download PDF Download PDF Find the best of India This exciting Himayalan journey explores the tiny north eastern state of Sikkim otherwise known as The Garden State on account of its spectacular flora and fauna and abundant flower nurseries Boasting a plethora of monasteries and exceptional mountain scenery this beautiful state is inhabited predominantly by gentle Buddhists and small settlements of tribal people Just over the border is Darjeeling in the heart of the tea growing country which is now as always a popular summer holiday destination Combined with a few days exploring the sites of the oft misunderstood but fascinating city of Kolkata Calcutta this well rounded tour offers a great insight into Himalayan Buddhist and city life in the north east Darjeeling Sikkim The Eastern Himalaya DAY 1 ARRIVE KOLKATA Arrive into Kolkata and transfer to The Oberoi Grand Hotel DAY 2 KOLKATA Spend the day exploring this fascinating city redolent with history Victorian architecture and known to have produced some of India s greatest writers DAY 3 KOLKATA BAGDOGRA KALIMPONG 1704M 5591FT Morning flight to Bagdogra and drive up into the hills to Kalimpong Stay 1 night at the charming Silver Oaks Hotel DAY 4 KALIMPONG GANGTOK 1437M 4715FT Morning exploring Kalimpong s flower nurseries and small market Afternoon drive to Gangtok capital of Sikkim Stay 2 nights at the Norkhill Hotel DAY 5 GANGTOK Early morning visit to Tashi View Point for magnificent views of Mt Kanchenjunga Proceed to one of India s busiest and most famous monasteries at Rumtek DAY 6 GANGTOK PELLING 2085M 6841FT Morning transfer to the small town of Pelling Stay 2 nights at the Hotel Elgin Mount Pandim Afternoon visit to the local monastery with its staggering mountain views DAY 7 PELLING TASHIDING PELLING Short drive to Tashiding and enjoy a beautiful walk up the hill to the secluded monastery Walk through small villages surrounded by prayer flags and chortens DAY 8 PELLING GLENBURN 2100M 6890FT Morning drive to Glenburn Stay 3 nights just outside the town at the delightful Glenburn Tea Estate Afternoon at leisure DAY 9 GLENBURN Morning transfer to Darjeeling Railway Station to board the toy train Later see the Botanical Gardens Ghoom Monastery and visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute DAY 10 GLENBURN Morning hike to Glenburn Camp Site to spend the day walking in the stunning hills that surround Glenburn fish the river or enjoy a private tour of this family run working tea estate DAY 11 GLENBURN BAGDOGRA DELHI Morning drive to Bagdogra Airport to catch afternoon flight to Delhi On arrival transfer to JW Marriott Aerocity Hotel DAY 12

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  • begins in the Imperial Delhi capital of India and winds it s way to the Rajasthan capital city of Jaipur the pink city famed for its palaces and precious gems Next stop is Sawai Madhopur and wildlife safari to spot the illusive Tiger in the beautiful surroundings of Ranthambore National Park which is located amidst the ruins of a 10th century fort The train then continues into the heart of

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  • The two restaurants serve a spread of vegetarian and non vegetarian culinary delights according to the taste of traveller One can also enjoy the facility of the Lounge Bar with its interiors modeled after the Mysore Palace as well a fully equipped Gym Coach and Ayurveda Centre with Spa The 7 night 8 day train tour begins in the garden city Bangalore the capital city Karnataka Next is the royal city of Mysore with its regal palaces and majestic buildings On from Mysore the train winds its way to Kabini National Park once the hunting retreat of the Maharajas where you will go on safari in hope of spotting the elusive Indian Tiger The journey continues with many wondrous temples and towns before arriving at Hampi once the seat of the Vijayanagara Empire Here the majestic ruins are awe inspiring from the beautiful temples basement of palaces remains of aquatic structures to the ancient market streets royal pavilions bastions and royal platforms all set against the dramatic boulder strewn hills of India Then travel to the picturesque red sandstone cliffs of Badami and the chiseled temples of Aihole before arriving at the final destination of Goa with its endless palm

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