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Some Culture & Heritage Itineraries

The core itineraries of North India is what is popularly referred to the Golden Triangle i.e. Delhi-Agra-Jaipur done for a minimum of 5 nights/6 days.
After this, other popular destinations can be added on to this core itinerary like Khajuraho, Varanasi, Nepal, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Aurangabad, and Bombay… or you may mix and match to form combination of these destinations.
In the South, the core itinerary will usually be of Madras-Bangalore-Mysore-Cochin done for a minimum 6 nights/7 days with add on to Hyderabad, Pondicherry, temple cities of Tanjore- Trichy and Madurai, the hill country of Periyar & Munnar and of course the famous backwaters of Kerala at Alleppey & Kumarakom.
The Eastern India core itinerary will consist of Calcutta-Bhubaneshwar & Puri done for a minimum of 5nights/6 days with add ons to the Tribal areas of the North –East states, the interiors of Orissa, Darheeling & Kalimpong, Nepal & Bhutan.
And to any of these add ons like a Nature park (See Nature & Wildlife section) or a beach Resort (See Backwaters & Beaches section) or a Spa can be added.


7 Wonders of India

Day 01 Arrive into Bombay.
Day 02 Fly Bombay/Aurangabad (Ajanta & Ellora caves).
Day 03 In Aurangabad –Full day s/s.
Day 04 Fly Aurangabad/Bangalore (Via Bombay).
Day 05 Drive Bangalore/Hampi (Vijaynagar Ruins).
Day 06 In Hampi.
Day 07 Drive back to Bangalore and connect flight to Madras.
Day 08 Fly day excursion to Mahabalipuram – (Penance of Bhagirata).
Day 09 Fly Madras/Bhubaneshwar.
Day 10 Drive to Konark-(Sun Temple).
Day 11 Drive back to Bhubaneshwar and connect to flight for Delhi.
Day 12 In Delhi-( Qutab Minar & Iron Pillar).
Day 13 Fly Delhi/Bhopal.
Day 14 Full day excursion to Sanchi & Bimbetka- (Sanchi Stupa).
Day 15 Train to Agra-(Taj Mahal).
Day 16 Return to Delhi & connect for home-bound flight.

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Popular North India

Day 01 Arrive into Delhi.
Day 02 Full day s/s of Old & New Delhi.
Day 03 Train to Agra –Tajmahal and fort.
Day 04 Excursion to Fathepur Sikri after which take train to Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.
Day 05 In Ranthambore- Morning + Afternoon jungle safaris.
Day 06 Drive to Jaipur.
Day 07 Full day s/s of Jaipur & Amber fort.
Day 08 Fly to Jodhpur- S/s of Fort & city.
Day 09 Drive to Ranakpur-Visit Jain temple and Kumbalgarh fort.
Day 10 Drive to Udaipur.
Day 11 In Udaipur-Full day s/s of city palace complex, city and lake cruise.
Day 12 Fly via Bombay to Goa for 2 nights or Cochin for 2 nights.
Day 13 Goa or Cochin.
Day 14 Fly Home (via Bombay).

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Mystical India

Day 01 Arrive into Delhi.
Day 02 Full day s/s of Old & New Delhi.
Day 03 Fly to Varanasi- Boat cruise on Ganges river and evening Aarti ceremony.
Day 04 Fly to Khajuraho-visit the famous ‘ Kamasutra’ temples.
Day 05 Train to Agra visiting Orcha en route.
Day 06 In Agra-Taj Mahal & fort.
Day 07 Excursion to Fathepur Sikri after which take train to Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.
Day 08 In Ranthambore- Morning + Afternoon jungle safaris.
Day 09 Drive to Jaipur.
Day 10 Full day s/s of Jaipur & Amber fort.
Day 11 Fly to Jodhpur- s/s of Fort & city + Village Safari.
Day 12 Drive to Udaipur en route visit Ranakpur Jain temple and Kumbalgarh fort.
Day 13 In Udaipur-Full day s/s of city palace complex, city and lake cruise.
Day 14 Fly to Aurangabad.
Day 15 Visit Ajanta & Ellora caves.
Day 16 Fly to Bombay-commercial capital of India.
Day 17 Full day s/s of city including Elephanta island.
Day 18 Depart India.

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Popular South India

Day 01

Arrive into Madras.

Day 02 In Madras- s/s includes Kalakshetra dance academy, city, Bronze museum etc.
Day 03 Drive via Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry- Visit Auroville.
Day 04 Drive via temple towns of Gangakondacholapuram & Chidambaram to Tanjore.
Day 05 Full day excursion to Trichy.
Day 06 Drive via Chettinad to Madurai.
Day 07 In Madurai – S/s of City and Meenakshi temple.
Day 08 Drive to Periyar-Boat cruise to see wildlife reserve.
Day 09 Drive to Kuamarakom-backwaters of Kerala.
Day 10 Drive to Cochin –Harbor cruise.
Day 11 In Cochin-City s/s to include Jew Synangogue . Dutch palace, Chinise Fishing nets etc.
Day 12 Fly to Bangalore and drive to Mysore.
Day 13 In Mysore- Mysore Palace & excursion to Srirangapatnam, palace of Tipu Sultan.
Day 14 Drive back to Bangalore to connect for home-bound flight.

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Dragon Kingdoms of the Himalayas- Bengal, Sikkim & Bhutan

Day 01 Arrive Into Calcutta.
Day 02 Full day city s/s with Dakshineshwar Kali Temple & Belur Math.
Day 03 Fly to Bagdogra & drive to Darjeeling.
Day 04 Visit Tige Hill, Ghoom Buddhist Monastery, the Himalayan Institute of Mountaineering, the Tibetan Refugee Center, a tea estate/factory + Toy train ride.
Day 05 Drive to Gangtok, capital of Sikkim.
Day 06 In Gangtok-visit various monastries including Rumtek Monastery.
Day 08 Dive to Chalsa visiting en route Kalimpong.
Day 09 Drive to Thimphu, seat of the Bhutanese Government.
Day 10 Full day to explore the city- Visit the Changangkha Lakhang, Tashichhodzong, the National
Library etc.
Day 11 Drive over the 10,500-foot-high Dochu La Pass, to Punakha-Visit Pinakha Dzong.
Day 12 Drive to Paro, the most beautiful of all Bhutan's valleys.
Day 13 Full day visit of town and surrounds including Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery.
Day 14 Fly Paro/Delhi & connect for home-bound flight.

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Some Itineraries on Spirituality Religions of India


Land of the Pure (Exploring centers of Hinduisim, Bhuddisim, Sikhisim and Islam)

Day 01 Arrive Delhi.
Day 02 Full day s/s of Old & New Delhi.
Day 03 Train to Rishikesh visiting holy city of Haridwar en route.
Day 04 In Rishikesh visit Ashrams, yoga & meditation classes & evening aarti ceremony.
Day 05 Drive to Channdigarh-s/s of Rock garden lake, museum & art gallery.
Day 06 Train to hill station of Shimla-Summer capital of the British.
Day 07 Explore Shimla on foot.
Day 08 Drive to Dharamsala- seat of Tibet’s government in exile & residence of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.
Day 09 Explore Dharamsala & take excursion to Mc leod Gunj (Ol British town).
Day 10 Drive to Amritsar-home of the Golden Temple.
Day 11 Explore the city, visit Golden Temple & excursion to Wagah border.
Day 12 Take Train to Delhi & Fly to Lucknow- Synnonamous with imperialistic splendour and magnificence of the Nawabi culture.
Day 13 Explore the city & Imambara.
Day 14 Fly to Delhi or Bombay & connect flight home.

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Trails of Bhuddha

Day 01 Arrive into Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)- City s/s & Swayambunath.
Day 02 Visit the holiest of Nepals temples, Pashupatinath + take excursion to Patan & Bhaktapur.
Day 03 Fly to the beautiful Pokhara Valley- picturesque spots of Nepal.
Day 04 Expolre Pokhara- Devil's fall, the gorge of the Seti River and Tibetan refugee camp.
Day 05 Drive to Chitwan National park- home of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros.
Day 06 Game safaris into park.
Day 07 Drive to Lumbini- The birthplace of the Gautama Buddha.
Day 08 Drive to Kushinagar- Mahaparinirvana place of lord Bhuddha.
Day 09 Drive to Varanasi- oldest living city in the world &important place of pilgrimage for Hindus.
Day 10 Take excursion to Sanchi- lord Buddha delivered his first sermon here.
Day 11 Drive to Bodhgaya- famous for being the place of Buddha's attainment of Enlightenment.
Day 12 Full day s/s, visit Mahabodhi temple & Archeological museum.
Day 13 Drive to Patna en route visiting Rajgir & Nalanda.-Visit Patna Museum which boasts of an amazing collection of Buddhist art, dating back to 8th century AD.
Day 14 Fly to Calcutta- City s/s and connect flight home.

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Some Ititneraries on Soft Adventure

The Rainbow treks range from 2-3 days to longer 21-30 day duration. The ideal season for trekking in India is April to October except for July. For Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in the Eastern Himalaya, the period is October to December and March to May. Rainbow provides complete infrastructure of camp and kitchen equipment including transport, hotels, guides, food, cooks, porters and a varied cuisine.


From the Indus Valley to the ancient Silk Road

This route aims to Nubra valley or valley flowers, once used by the Silk Road…. offering an unforgettable view of the Himalayas Zanskar, you will be surprised at the richness of this route frequented by caravans of camels and yaks .

Day 01 Arrive into Delhi-Full day s/s tour.
Day 02 Fly Delhi to Leh and drive to Kargil
Day 03-16
From Kargil drive to Wanla to begin safari. Visit Mulbeck, Lamayuru Monastery, the valley of Dardes and onto Sumdo, visiting the Alchi Monastery. visit Chilling (3,250m) & Nangbarngzar Monastery & then proceed to Leh. (3,250m) . From Leh move on to Valley of Nubra through Khardong la (5,200m) visiting villages on banks of Nubra & Shyok rivers. From here drive back to Leh moving eastwards towards Roopshu, visiting the monasteries of Thiksey, Hemis & continue to Lake Tsomriri where you visit village of Karzok & Tso Kar & return back to Leh via Taglang La (5,100m)
Day 17 & 18 S/s tour of leah and monasteries.
Day 19 Fly back to Delhi and connect to home-bound flight.

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Lahul & Spiti

Nestled in the Himalayas, bordeing China to the east the Himachal isblessed with some of the most beautiful & spectacular landscapes,with its sub-Himalayan terrain it is a trekkers paradise…lush green valleys, fast flowing rivers, glaciers, enchanting lakes and flower filled medows to the north & west while stark, barren and lunar like mountain desert areas border it to the north east.

Day 01 Arrive into Delhi-S/s tour of Old & New Delhi.
Day 02 Train to Shimla.
Day 03 In Shimla-Walking tour of this British Hill station.
Day 04-14
Safari begins by Jeepfrom Shimla moving to Sahahan, Sangla (2,800m) exploring the Kamru village & Kinnauri Village at Chitkul (3,450m). Proceed to Jangi (2,300m) visiting Rekong Peo & Morang, Nako (3,450m), Tabo visiting famous Tabo Monastery. Continue via Dhankar (3,800m)-the ancient capital to village Kungri in the Pin valley (3,500m) Kaza to Tandi via Kunzomla in Lahaul region,Lachungla from where you enter Ladakh via the pass at Baralaccha (4,00m) into Leh.
Day 15 & 16 Excursions to Hemis, Shey and Thiksey monastries.
Day 17 Fly Leh/Delhi and connect to home-bound flight.

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North East Safari

Day 01 Arrive into Delhi.
Day 02 Full day s/s of Old & New Delhi.
Day 03 Fly Delhi/Dibrugarh.
Day 04 Full day s/s of city + temples and tea estates.
Day 05 Drive to Namdhapa via Digboi ( Oldest Oil refinery in Asia )-Afternoon Jungle safari.
Day 06 Drive to Tezu visiting Persuram Kund.
Day 07 Drive to Roing after crossing the Lohit river-interact with Mishmi tribe enroute .Later proceed to Sally Lake and take an excursion to Bishmaknager one of the oldest archaeological in the area.
Day 08 Excursion to Mayoda pass to visit Debang Valley National Park.
Day 09 Drive to Pasighat,located on the banks of the river Siang. The Lali Wildlife Sanctuary is the highlight of the region.Afternoon visit handicraft Centre and tribal village.
Day 10 Take cruise to back Dibrugarh.
Day 11 Drive to Mocokchong ( Nagaland),home of the Ao Naga tribe.
Day 12 Drive to Tuopheme –a unique village and authentic experience, creation of a Tourist village to develop sustainable and well-managed tourism in Nagaland.
Day 13 Drive to Kohima, a typical Naga town, it depicts the exotic tribal culture of the northeast and offers a panoramic view of the neighboring hills.
Day 14 Drive to Kaziranga National park located on banks of Brahmaputra River & home for the Indian One-Horned Rhino-Afternoon safari.
Day 15 Drive to Guwahati, the commercial capital city Assam & the gateway to the seven other northeastern states, a vital tourist base point.
Day 16 Morning s/s of city & Kamakhya temple. Afternoon fly back to Delhi & connect for home-bound flight.

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Motorcycle / Jeep safari through Kerala

Day 01 Arrive into Bombay.
Day 02 Sightseeing tour of Bombay and flight to Kerala.
Day 01-10
Your Kerala ridiing tour takes you through a wide range of terrain, rididng through the Western Ghats, tea/coffee plantations and wild life sanctuaries, Coastal regions for a complete experience. Travel through hilly terrain and pass through Wayanad & Pallakad district onto Munnar. From Munnar proceed to Thekkadi and onto the coastal regions. You experience the pleasures of backwater cruising and visit Kovalam, one of the oldest ports on the Malabar coast. Then proceed to Cochin the capital of Kerala, important cultural& Heritage city.
Day 12 Fly back.

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