Duration: 29 Nights 30 Days

Destinations : Delhi | Varanasi | Khajuraho | Agra | Ranthambhore | Jaipur | Udaipur | Aurangabad | Mumbai | Cochin | Alleppey | Munnar | Periyar | Madurai | Trichy | Pondicherry | Chennai | Kolkata

As the name suggests – this is truly an “grand” experience offering you the best of the Indian sub-continent with all its diversity. Vibrant Indian cultures, breathtaking scenery, ancient historic ruins and living treasures, amazing wildlife, a huge variety of people and a choice of food and flavours make this one of the most rewarding holidays on offer.


Day 1 : Arrive Delhi by International flight.

Today you will arrive at Delhi International airport. Meet/Assist on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Day 2 : Delhi

Full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Red Fort is closed on Mondays.

Day 3 : Delhi - Varanasi (By Flight 70mins)

Take a short flight to Varanasi . Afternoon excursion to Sarnath – the Buddhist City. 

Day 4 : Varanasi - Khajuraho (By Flight 50mins)

Early morning boat ride on river Ganges to see the sunrise. Afternoon take a short flight to Khajuraho.

Day 5 : Khajuraho

Full day tour of Eastern & Western group of temples.

Day 6 : Khajuraho – Orchha - Jhansi (By Road 180kms/5hrs) Jhansi - Agra (By Train 2.5hrs )

Drive to Jhansi train station en route visiting Orchha in time to board train to Agra.

Day 7 : Agra

Morning visit to Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) – the most extravagant monument ever built for love and Agra fort. Afternoon is free to relax.

Day 8 : Agra - Fathepur Sikri - Ranthambhore (By Road 260kms/6-7hrs)

Today you will drive to Ranthambhore enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Later afternoon enjoy game drive into the park. 

Day 9 : Ranthambhore - Jaipur (By Road 140kms/4hrs)

Early morning enjoy game drive to the park. After breakfast drive to Jaipur.

Day 10 : Jaipur

Enjoy an elephant ride up to the Amber Fort. Afternoon city tour of Pink city.

Day 11 : Jaipur - Udaipur (By Road 430kms/7-8hrs)

Drive to Udaipur en route visiting – Pushkar Lake & Brahma Temple.

Day 12 : Udaipur

This Morning visit City Palace, Jagdish Temple and Sahelion Ki Bari gardens. Late afternoon boat cruise on Lake Pichola.

Day 13 : Udaipur – Mumbai – Aurangabad (By Flight 3 hrs)

Take a flight from Udaipur to Aurangabad via Mumbai

Day 14 : Aurangabad

Full day excursion to Ajanta and Ellora Caves

Day 15 : Aurangabad – Mumbai (By Flight 1hr)

Full day excursion to Ajanta and Ellora Caves finishing at the airport in time to catch a short flight to Mumbai.

Day 16 : Mumbai

Excursion by motor launch to Elephanta Caves. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Mumbai.

Day 17 : Mumbai - Cochin (By Flight 1hr 40mins)

Take short flight from Mumbai to Cochin. Evening enjoy Kathakali dance drama. 

Day 18 : Cochin

Morning city tour of Cochin – the queen of Arabian Sea. Afternoon free to relax 

Day 19 : Cochin – Alleppey (By Road 60kms/2hrs)

Today you will drive to Alleppey to board the Houseboat. Afternoon sail through the canals of the massive lake. 

Day 20 : Alleppey – Munnar (By Road 163kms/4-5hrs)

Drive to Munnar. Afternoon tour of Munnar visiting Tea Garden and Eravikulam National park

Day 21 : Munnar - Periyar (By Road 100kms/4hrs)

This morning drive to Periyar. Afternoon you will be taken into the park for game viewing

Day 22 : Periyar - Madurai (By Road 150kms/4hrs)

Morning visit spice plantation. After breakfast leave for Madurai. Evening witness closing ceremony at Meenakshi Temple. 

Day 23 : Madurai

Morning tour of Meenakshi Temple and Palace of Nayak Tirumala. Afternoon is free to relax. 

Day 24 : Madurai - Trichy (By Road 250kms/5-6hrs)

Drive from Madurai to Trichy. Afternoon city tour of Trichy – The Rock Fort and Temple of Thousand Pillars. 

Day 25 : Trichy - Tanjore - Pondicherry (By Road 222kms/5-6hrs)

Drive to Pondicherry en route visiting Tanjore. Afternoon tour of Pondicherry

Day 26 : Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Kancheepuram – Chennai (By Road 240kms/6hrs)

Drive to Chennai en route visiting Mahabalipuram & Kancheepuram 

Day 27 : Chennai

Morning city tour of Chennai. Afternoon is free to relax. 

Day 28 : Chennai - Kolkata (By Flight 2hr 10mins)

Take a flight from Chennai to Kolkata. 

Day 29 : Kolkata

Morning half day tour of Kolkata. Afternoon is free to relax.

Day 30 : Depart Kolkata by International flight.

Transfer to Kolkata International airport in time to connect your onward flight to next destination. 
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