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Discover India Tour

  • 27 Nights / 28 Days
  • Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Agra - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Mumbai - Aurangabad - Bangalore - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Badami - Goa
Silk, sandalwood & temples
Ganga, ghats & ‘aarti’
Beach vacation
Forts, palaces & tombs
Rock-cut Buddhist chapels
Desert camp stay

Discover India tour is a beginning of one of most fulfilling journeys ever charted with serious effort to cobble together the historical and cultural destinations of India with humongous geographical spread. Discover a world of spiritual bliss and wellness in Varanasi. Born in the pristine Gangotri glaciers, gathering meaning at the holy Prayags and bestowing blessings as it flows through- the Ganges in Varanasi, transforms, refreshes and heals. Behold and praise the harmony and grandeur of poetry sculpted in stone ruins of a glorious era of Belur, Hampi, Halebid, Aihole, Pattadakal and Badami. Goa offers spotless beaches, exotic cuisine and tranquil ambiences and exudes colonial class and Indian warmth. Golden Triangle with Rajasthan presents gigantic monuments including world famous Taj Mahal. Khajuraho temples symbolize sexuality melting into spirituality and Ajanta caves depicting the serenity of Buddha. Mumbai represents India’s commercial capital whereas Mysore is cultural capital of Karnataka, a south Indian state.

Day 1 Arrival at New Delhi

Arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. You will be met, greeted and assisted by representative of Optima India Tourism on arrival. You will be taken to the pre-booked hotel. After warm reception and before your pleasant check in, you will be given the hard-copies of itinerary, hotel vouchers, invoice, receipt of the payment and any domestic air-ticket/ railway tickets done through us. Get checked in at the hotel, relax and have overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 2 Old & New Delhi Sightseeing Tour.

After delicious breakfast in Delhi hotel, leave for full day Old & New Delhi tour. During the course, the Delhi tour guide and India tour driver will be introduced to you. The sightseeing tour of Old Delhi will primarily include Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk. To have first- hand feel of incredible India, the Incredible India Tour will take you on a rickshaw ride in 400 years old Chandni Chowk bazaar.

Delhi can be segmented into two parts from tourism point of view- New Delhi and Old Delhi. Old Delhi, during Mughal rule, was called as Shahjahanabad, after Mughal ruler Shahjahan. Still existing and bustling with activity old market of Chandni Chowk offers a visitor on Incredible India Tour a peep into past. Jahanara, the Emperor's favorite daughter, is credited with designing this market. Red Fort of Delhi also lies here. The Red Fort, built of red sandstone and on the banks of the river Yamuna, is a mammoth monument, displaying the might of the Mughal during those days. The Red Fort is the site from which the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation on Independence Day. Jama Masjid of Delhi was also build during the regime of Shahjahan. The Jama Masjid, the largest mosque of India, built between 1644 and 1658.

During sightseeing tour of New Delhi, visit India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan (President House), Sansad Bhavan (Parliament), Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb and Lotus Temple. The New Delhi is characterized by modern town planning with wide roads, modern infrastructure, malls and shopping arcades etc. But the monuments here are mélange of ancient, medieval and modern era. Parliament building, President House and India Gate are representative of British colonial regime where as Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb symbolic of barbaric Muslim invasion and their gradual settlement. Iron Pillar in Qutub Minar complex is reminiscent of Ancient Indian science and technology. Lotus Temple is a meditation centre for the people of Bahai faith.

After sightseeing tour of New Delhi, return to Delhi hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 3 Delhi - Varanasi (By Flight)- Sarnath sightseeing

On Incredible India Tour, today you are scheduled to be in Varanasi. After relishing sumptuous breakfast, proceed to Delhi airport to get the flight for Varanasi in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Upon arrival in Varanasi-the spiritual capital of India, representative of Optima India Tourism will assist you to transfer to the designated hotel. After getting freshened up, proceed to visit Sarnath. Be witness to ancient India and then move for watching splendid and magnanimous Ganges Worship Ceremony (called Ganga Aarti) on the ghats of the Ganges. The spiritual city of Varanasi is cultural capital of India. So, your visit of Varanasi is going to unfold several amazing facets of incredible Indian (Hindu) culture. Sarnath will not only display civilizational zenith achieved by the Hindus but also help you feel and appreciate the continuum of civilization against various odds scripted in history. Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon and taught the Dharma after his enlightenment here in Sarnath. Sarnath is one of four holy Buddhist sites sanctioned by the Buddha himself for pilgrimage. The incredible Varanasi, a holy place for the Hindus, is filled with numerous Ashrams, Ghats, temples, Stupas and sects. The cultural city of Varanasi is a famous commercial city as well and famous for silk weaving, silk sarees, carpets, musical instruments, mangoes and especially sweet betel leaves are very popular attractions in Varanasi City.

After visiting Sarnath and enjoying Ganga Aarti, return to Varanasi hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4 Varanasi Ghats & Temples Tour.

The morning in Varanasi will unfold numerous exotic aspects of India and more particularly Varanasi. To acquaint you with the traditional and perennial Varanasi, you will be taken to the Varanasi ghat in the dawn-hours and a long boat-ride alongside the various ghats of the Ganges will be carried out. Early in the morning, proceed for viewing the panoramic view of ghats on boat. Ghats of Varanasi, embankments with long flights of stone steps leading down to the Ganges, are true podia displaying vital aspects of lifestyle of the people of Varanasi.

After visiting ghats, return to your Varanasi hotel. Get refreshed, relax and have delicious breakfast. Thereafter, proceed to visit famous temples of Varanasi. Varanasi is known as the city of Lord Shiva. Presence of the Ganges adds to the piousness of the city of Varanasi. The temples of Varanasi, the religious capital of India and world's one of the oldest living cities, are said to be as old as the city itself. The temples of Varanasi contain a special aura of spiritual mystery and thus evoke a huge sense of spirituality. Experience the all pervasive aura of ethereal spirituality in Varanasi firsthand on Incredible India Tour.

You shall be visiting today Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U.) in the afternoon and, later in the evening, explore local market for picking ethnic articles. After visiting Ghats, temples and market of Varanasi, return to Varanasi hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 5 Varanasi-Khajuraho (By Flight)

After early morning breakfast in Varanasi hotel, you will have to proceed to Varanasi airport to board flight for Khajuraho in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. Upon arrival in Khajuraho, representative of Optima India Tourism will assist you to transfer to the designated hotel. Freshen up and relax at the hotel. Proceed to visit Khajuraho temples, a zenith of sculptured architecture. Though Khajuraho is a small town of Chhatarpur district in Madhya Pradeshbut Khajuraho temples, embellished with incredible erotic lore carved out in stones, have made it a world famous tourist destination of incredible India. Passion, eroticism, dance and music and other finesses of creative arts are hallmarks of the sculpture and images of the temples of Khajuraho.

After visiting famous temples of Khajuraho, enjoy the evening by either attending fascinating cultural performance or Sound & Light show. Later in the evening, return to Khajuraho hotel for overnight stay.

Day 6 Khajuraho-Orchha- Jhansi-Agra (By Car & Train).

A bit early in the morning, having breakfast in Khajuraho hotel, move for Agra. En route, stop at Orchha, a historical medieval town on the banks of river Betwa. Have lunch in restaurant on the bank of the river and visit Orchha Fort, Raja Ram Temple and Jahangir Palace.

After visiting Orchha, move for Jhansi railway station to board train for Agra. On arrival at Agra, you will be received by representative of Optima India Tourism. You will be taken to the designated hotel for overnight stay in Agra.

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Day 7 Agra Sightseeing.

On Incredible India Tour, you are scheduled today to visit famous monuments of Agra, synonymous with Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is said to be changing colour and looks beautiful at any time. But the folks say that Taj Mahal looks stunning at the time of dawn. So, get mesmerized with the beauty of Taj Mahal. You will be picked from the hotel early in the morning and taken to the Taj Mahal. The Agra tour guide will accompany you and explain all about Taj Mahal.

After viewing Taj Mahal, come back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, move for visiting other famous monuments of Agra - Agra Fort, Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula (Baby Taj) and Akbar's Tomb in Sikandara.

After full day sightseeing of monuments and markets of Agra, return to Agra hotel for overnight stay.

Day 8 Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur (By Car 232 kms/ 07Hrs).

Having relished sumptuous breakfast in the hotel, proceed for Jaipur- the Pink City- the capital of Rajasthan, India. En route visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri- the city planned and built as capital of Mughal kingdom by Akbar and left out because of paucity of water. The palace complex of Fatehpur Sikri contains several historical buildings. The architecture of various buildings and monuments speaks a lot about evolving discreetly Mughal style of architecture. The prominent monuments of Fatehpur Sikri are Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaja, Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai Palace, Birbal Bhawan, Shrine of a Sufi saint Salim Chishti.

After viewing Fatehpur Sikri, continue your drive to Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur, you will be received by the representative of Optima India Tourism who will ensure your smooth check in at Jaipur hotel. Jaipur, known as Pink City of Rajasthan owing to pink-painted buildings of old town, is capital city of Rajasthan. Jaipur is the most visited tourist destination of Rajasthan due to rich cultural heritage, bustling market and good connectivity with Delhi and Agra. Refresh a bit & proceed to visit Birla Temple and Chokhi Dhani.

After viewing Birla Temple and enjoying cultural ambience and taste of Rajasthan, return to Jaipur hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 9 Jaipur Sightseeing

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed on Jaipur city tour. Take an excursion to Amber Fort. Enjoy an elephant ride. On the back of a caparisoned elephant, you will be taken from ground to the main gate of Amber Fort at the hill top. After visiting Amber Fort, you will be taken to other famous monuments of Jaipur- Jal Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Early evening, move to the bustling market of Jaipur.

After visiting famous monuments of Jaipur and exploring vibrant and bustling local market known for handicraft products namely carpets, printed clothes and jewellery; return to Jaipur hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10 Jaipur – Bikaner (By Car 320 Km/06 Hours)

As a long distance has to be traversed and sightseeing has to be done in Bikaner, you are suggested to have breakfast early in the morning and check out from Jaipur hotel latest by 7 am. Now, drive to the Camel City – Bikaner, predominantly famous for its stunning havelis, Lalgarh Palace, Junagarh Fort and Karni Mata Temple. Upon arrival in Bikaner, Optima India Tourism representative will assist you to transfer to the designated hotel. You will be introduced with Bikaner tour guide in hotel lobby. He will take you for the sightseeing tour Bikaner, known for imposing palaces, largest camel research & breeding farm, richly sculptured temples, love for ‘dessert’ and affection for ‘desert’. Spend rest of the day at leisure and have overnight stay in Bikaner hotel.

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Day 11 Bikaner – Jaisalmer (by car 310 Kms/06 Hours)

Jaisalmer, the westernmost border city of Rajasthan, India, is located amidst the Thar Desert. You will have to get up early in the morning to get refreshed and have breakfast. After early morning breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Jaisalmer. The journey to Jaisalmer with beautiful landscape of desert and villages is a long but memorable travel. Upon arrival at Jaisalmer, you will be transferred to hotel to spend evening in leisure and have overnight stay there.

Day 12 Jaisalmer sightseeing tour- desert stay.

Jaisalmer, the Golden City of Rajasthan, has a lot to offer to the tourists who have traversed the westernmost frontier of India. Historical monuments of immense architectural worth like Golden Fort (Sonar Qila), intricately sculptured havelis (Nathmalji-ki-Haveli, Patwon -ki-Haveli, Salim Singh-ki-Haveli), Jain & Hindu temples and colourful market buzzing with artisans and buyers. Having delicious breakfast in Jaisalmer hotel, along with Jaisalmer tour guide, move on for sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Late in the afternoon, ride on a camel accompanied by camel riders cum guides, sporting traditional colorful tunics and bright turbans. You will be transferred into a tented accommodation for overnight stay. On the Sam sand dunes, enjoy dinner while folk dance and folk-lores being performed.

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Day 13 Jaisalmer--Jodhpur (By Car 260 Kms/ 05 Hour).

After early morning breakfast at Jaisalmer hotel, proceed to Jodhpur in the state of Rajasthan India. On arrival at Jodhpur, you will be received by representative of Optima India Tourism and transferred to Jodhpur hotel. Jodhpur is known for traditional Rajput culture and beautiful and gigantic monuments. Jodhpur used to be prominent principality of Marwad region of Rajasthan during India's pre-independence era. Relax, refresh and proceed for Jodhpur which includes Mehrangarh Fort Palace, Jaswant Thada andUmaid Bhawan Palace.

After relaxed sightseeing and exploration of local market and local culture, return to Jodhpur hotel for overnight stay.

Day 14 Jodhpur-Ranakpur -Udaipur (By Car 266 Kms/ 06 Hours).

The 12th day of Incredible India Tours has been assigned for leisurely travel and enjoying the oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan India. After hearty breakfast early in the morning at the hotel, proceed to the city of lakes, palaces, and rising sun – Udaipur. On the way, visit Ranakpur temple one of the most famous cities of Rajasthan, India. Ranakpur Temple belongs to people of Jain community but it is open to all faiths. Earlier visit of Ranakpur Temple was free for all but, now- a- days, having seen large cache of foreign tourists' inflow, entrance fee has been introduced. Ranakpur Temple, built of light colored marble, consists of 1444 marble pillars and is spread in about 4000 sq meter area. The carvings on marble are exquisite.

After visiting Ranakpur temple, proceed for Udaipur which is almost 95 kms away from here. On arrival at Udaipur, you will be received by a representative of Optima India Tourism and transferred to Udaipur hotel. Evening of Udaipur today is kept for relaxing leisurely in the hotel. Have overnight stay in Udaipur hotel.

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Day 15 Udaipur sightseeing tour

Have delicious breakfast in Udaipur hotel and then embark on Udaipur city tour. Udaipur tour guide will take you to visit the City Palace Complex, the Jagdish Temple, the Jag Mandir, Saheliyon-k-Bari, the Lake Pichola & Jag Niwas Palace (Lake Palace) and other picturesque spots of tourist interests. Udaipur City Palace is the grandest palace of Rajasthan. Located on the banks of famous Lake Pichola, this most- visited tourist attraction of Udaipur, is testimony to glorious past of Udaipur. City Palace of Udaipur is characterized by insurmountable fortification, vast courtyards, 11 palaces within the walls, superb museum, beautiful temples and wide terraces. Jag Mandir Palace is also a very beautiful palace, located on the southern end of Lake Pichola. Saheliyon Ki Bari is a nice garden, meant for the royal maids. After watching these magnanimous monuments, you will be taken for a boat cruise in Lake Pichola. During the course of this boat ride, you will be witnessing majestic palace called Jag Niwas. Jag Niwas has been leased to Taj Group of Hotels which has converted it into a heritage hotel.

>After relaxed sightseeing and exploration of local market and local culture, return to Udaipur hotel for overnight stay.

Day 16 Udaipur – Mumbai (by air)-Mumbai sightseeing tour.

After having breakfast in Udaipur hotel, proceed for Udaipur airport to board flight for Mumbai. On arrival at Mumbai, you will be transferred to Mumbai hotel. Relax a bit and after having relished sumptuous lunch in Mumbai hotel, move on for Mumbai sightseeing. The Mumbai tour guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel and take you on guided tour of Mumbai. The Mumbai sightseeing will include Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum (closed on Mondays), Mani Bhawan, Hanging Garden and Chowpatty Beach. Also drive past Afghan Church, Flora Fountain (Bombay nerve-centre), colourful Crawford Market and Marine Drive.

After visiting famous places of Mumbai, return to Mumbai hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 17 Mumbai-Aurangabad (by air)-Ajanta (by car)- Ajanta sightseeing.

Today, early in the morning, after having delicious breakfast in Mumbai hotel, you will be driven to Mumbai airport to board flight for Aurangabad where cave temples of Ajanta and Ellora are located. Upon Aurangabad arrival, you will be hailed by Optima India Tourism’s representative to lead you to the pre-booked hotel to check in and relax a bit.

Today is the penultimate day of sightseeing of Incredible India Tour. This day is very special as you will happen to see the monuments of more than 2000 years old which still hold inspirational value for modern day artists, designers and architects. Have tasty breakfast in Aurangabad hotel and move for exploring treasures of humanity in the form of cave temples of Ajanta.

Ajanta cave temples are located about 120 kms from Aurangabad. Aurangabad, a district of state of Maharashtra, is famous because of its historical and religious architectural sites. The treasure of Ajanta was discovered by the British army officers in 19th century. Cave temples of Ajanta are located deep within the Sahyadri hills above the Waghora. They describe the story of Lord Buddha and Buddhism religion that prevailed here during 200 BC to 650 AD.

After watching splendid cave temples of Ajanta, return to Aurangabad hotel for overnight stay.

Day 18 Aurangabad-Ellora- Ellora sightseeing- Bangalore (by air)

After delicious breakfast in Aurangabad hotel, you shall be taken by Ellora tour guide to UNESCO World Heritage site of Ellora. The Ellora cave temples, the World heritage sites of India, belong to several faiths like Shaivism, Buddhism and Jainism. Located 30 kilometers from Aurangabad, Ellora cave temples, almost 34 in number, date back from 600 to 1000 AD. The cave temples here have some superior carvings on the stone depicting the legends related to Lord Shiva.

After sightseeing tour of Ellora, have lunch in the city and proceed to Aurangabad airport to board flight for Bangalore. Upon arrival at Goa airport, representative of Optima India Tourism will give you transfer to Bangalore hotel. Internationally renowned for its IT industry, Bangalore is capital city of southern Indian state of Karnataka. Stay in Bangalore hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 19 Bangalore sightseeing- Mysore (by car- 150 kms/ 04 hrs)

Have breakfast and check out from Bangalore hotel to proceed on for a sightseeing tour along with Bangalore tour guide. Bangalore, synonymous with India’s Information Technology, has two must-see tourist destinations. First, Palace of Tipu Sultan, made completely of wood, is an architectural specimen of two-storied military palace of 18th Basavangudi. Having seen these monuments, depart for Mysore, about 150 kms from Bangalore. On arrival at Mysore, do check in at Mysore hotel for overnight stay. century. Second monument of importance is Bull Temple at

Day 20 Mysore sightseeing tour

Known as ‘Sandalwood City’ and located 140 kms from Bangalore, Mysore is famous for world- renowned majestic palaces and several historical sites preserved to this day. Have breakfast in Mysore hotel and depart for sightseeing with Mysore tour guide. The prominent most monument in Mysore is Mysore Palace. Mysore Palace of Wodyar kings is built in Indo-Sarcenic style of architecture with domes, turrets, arches and colonnades, the palace is decorated with Hoysala style carvings. The palace was designed by Henry Irwin. The solid gold throne studded with jewels is put on display only during the Dussehra festival. A recent survey worldwide has claimed that Mysore Palace has been rated more beautiful and majestic that Buckingham Palace of United Kingdom. Chamundi Hills is a monolith in granite of 5 metre high Nandi beautifully carved with garlands and bells. Brindavan Gardens is the fabulous garden that stretch out in terraces below dam and change into an exotic fairyland with twinkling lights, swirling fountains and artificial waterfalls. A musical fountain dances to the tunes and harmony.

Return to Mysore hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 21 Mysore-Hassan (150 kms/ 03 hrs)- sightseeing tour of Belur & Halebid

Having enjoyed delicious breakfast in Mysore hotel, depart to Hassan, a modern district of Karnataka. On arrival at Hassan, check in at the pre-booked hotel. Hassan is a nodal place which serves as a convenient base to explore several interesting tourist places around. The places around Hassan like Halebid and Belur were prominent centres of Hoyasala rulers and, hence, possess even to this date the remnants of more than 150 ornately carved temples of 11th century, built in Chalukyan style of architecture characterized by a star shaped pedestal and one centred around a pillared hall. The walls and niches are filled with genius and delicate work.

Hassan city though has least of heritage but Belur (40 kms) and Halebid (20 kms) are extremely rich in terms of ancient monuments. After relaxing a bit Hassan hotel, proceed for visiting Belur and Halebid. Visit ancient and glorious monuments. After visiting Belur and Halebid, later in the evening, return to Hassan hotel for overnight stay.

Day 22 Hassan-Sravanbelgola- Hassan (125 kms/ 04 hrs).

Having breakfast leisurely in Hassan hotel, proceed for Sravanbelgola, a Jain pilgrimage and about 60 kms away from Hassan. It takes about one and a half hour to reach there. It will be a nice exposure to Jain religion of India. After visiting Sravanbelgola, later in the afternoon, return to Hassan hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 23 Hassan-Hospet (330 kms/ 07 hrs).

Have leisurely breakfast in Hassan hotel and depart for Hospet. Hospet, a modern city, serves as the originating centre of various excursions around to explore exceptionally rich heritage of Vijaynagar Empire. On arrival at Hospet, you will be directly transferred to Hospet hotel to relax in the evening and have overnight stay.

Day 24 Hospet- Hampi-Hospet (50 kms).

After a relaxed breakfast in Hospet hotel, drive to Hampi. Karnataka has been land of several mighty empires and dynasties. Hoyasala dynasty and Vijayanagar Empire have been prominent among them. Halebid and Belur present the monumental heritage of Hoyasala Empire where as Hampi and Badami unfold Vijayanagar Empire’s monuments.

After visiting Lotus Mahal, Elephant stables, Krishna Temple, Kodandarama Temple, Vitthal Temple, Raghunath Temple, Hazara Ram Temple of Hampi, return back to Hospet hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 25 Hospet-Badami- Pattadakal-Aihole-Badami (235 kms)

Today you will have to depart from Hospet hotel early, after taking breakfast. The reason being, you have to visit 3 important and historically significant places of Badami, Pattadakal and Aihole and the course of visiting these places, you will be covering distance of about 235 kms. Having delicious breakfast in Hospet hotel, proceed for visiting three important and nearby historical sites with rich remains of ancient monuments. Visit Badami Caves, Mahakuta Temple, Monuments of Pattadakal, Durga and Lad Khan Temples of Aihole.

After visiting Badami, Pattadakal and Aihole, return to Badami hotel for overnight stay.

Day 26 Badami – Goa (260 kms/ 06 hrs)

Early in the morning, having delicious breakfast in Badami hotel, proceed for Goa. On arrival at Goa, you will be directly transferred to Goa hotel. Spend evening in leisure in Goa and overnight stay in Goa hotel.

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Day 27 Goa

Have breakfast in Goa hotel and spend day in leisure on the beaches of Goa. Overnight stay in Goa hotel.

Day 28 Goa

Have breakfast in Goa hotel and spend day in leisure on the beaches of Goa. Overnight stay in Goa hotel.

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Day 29 Goa- Mumbai/Delhi-Departure

Have breakfast in Goa hotel and spend day in leisure on the beaches of Goa. Overnight stay in Goa hotel.

Delhi

Delhi has been seat of power and India’s capital from 1649 to 1857 and thereafter from 1914 to till date. Hence, Delhi is cornucopia of historical monuments, dating back to Mahabharata time. Being political centre of India makes it resourceful, being national capital transforming it into a commercial hub and being in existence since thousands of years makes it a cauldron of cultural streams and their harmonious chemistry.

Varanasi

Varanasi, the cultural capital of India, is the Vatican City of the Hindus. Varanasi is known as the city of Lord Shiva and spiritual capital of India. It is situated on the banks of holy river the Ganges with history dates back to pre-historic times. One of the major pilgrimage destinations for Hindus since ages, Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities of the world. Though home to numerous Ashrams, Ghats, temples, stupas and various religious sects, Varanasi has been since ages a major commercial centre as well. Varanasi, the cultural capital of India, is a seat of learning since more than 3000 years of recorded history.

Sarnath

Located 10 kms from Varanasi, Sarnath is one of the four pilgrimages of the Buddhists. It was Sarnath where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon and declared the birth of a different 'dharma' (religion) - Buddhism. From Sarnath, the 'dharmachakra pravartan' commenced. In around 234 BC, Emperor Ashoka, a great follower of Buddhism, built a grand stupa- Dharmarajika Stupa, here. Later on Sarnath developed as a prominent Buddhist centre with a grand monastery. Between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD, several Buddhist structures were built here in Sarnath. The Muslim invaders in medieval period ransacked and destroyed it. But an inquisitive traveler may still experience the rich past in the remnants of monastery, Dhamekh stupa, Dharmarajika stupa and Emperor Ashoka's pillar. Also, visit Sarnath museum. Sarnath museum also has the figures and the sculptures from the Mauryan, Kushana and Gupta periods discovered during the excavations at Sarnath.

Khajuraho

Khajuraho, a small town of Madhya Pradesh of India, used to be flourishing capital city of Chandela rulers during 9th to 12th century. Presently a UNESCO World Heritage site, Khajuraho holds prominence on the map of Indian tourism due to mature Nagara style of temples, only 20 surviving out of 85 temples, which are replete with etched sculptures oozing out passion, eroticism, dance and music in exceptionally artistic mode. A Dance festival is held in March. The festival lasts for 10 days and some of the best classical dancers of India perform during the Khajuraho Dance Festival against the backdrop of Khajuraho temples which are floodlit.

Orchha

Orchha, medieval India’s potent kingdom, was known for Bundela heroism. Now- a- days, it is a small town but having seen invincible Orchha Fort- Palace- Temples Complex, one can easily conjecture the rich past of the region. The Orchha Fort complex comprises several architectural and sculptural gems like Raja Ram Mandir, Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Jehangir Palace, Raj Palace and Rani Praveen Palace. The Raja Ram Temple is special in the sense that Lord Ram is worshipped and revered here as King Ram rather than Lord Ram. The fort of Orchha has been unconquered throughout its history.

Agra

Known as the seat of Taj Mahal, Agra was erstwhile capital of Mughal Empire. Agra, the city which even finds mention in Mahabharata, was the territory ruled by the Rajput and the Jats, prior to advent of the Mughal. Agra, home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites, was first Mughal capital. Agra finds mention in ancient epic Mahabharata. It was Ptolemy who for the first time called Agra its modern name. A major city of Uttar Pradesh and about 200 kms from Delhi, Agra boasts of having the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort in the city and Fatehpur Sikri nearby. Many other monuments of Mughal era like Baby Taj, Akbar’s Tomb at Sikandara, Chini-ka-Roza will unfold majestic architectural genius of India. Naturally, no trip to India is complete without at least one visit to the Taj.

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri, a historical place with nicely preserved monuments of Mughal era, is a must see place while visiting Agra. Located some 37 kms from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri of Buland Darwaja fame was founded by Akbar in 1569 to express his gratitude for Sufi mystic Salim Chishti, who was born in Sikri village. Many historians believe that Fatehpur Sikri was established as a joint capital with Agra but due to paucity of potable and drinking water, the plan to shift a section of imperial officials there had been reversed. Even today, its red stone architecture, richly ornamented with carvings & firework, is in a perfect state of preservation. Buland Darwaja is 15-storied, stands 140 feet on the pedestal and is 54 feet above the ground. A steep flight of 42 steps leads one to the massive gateway and makes it as one of the tallest gateways in the world is made of red-sandstone with marble decoration on it. With Quranic inscription on the front and cenotaph on the heights of the gateway, Buland Darwaja is a splendid blend of Hindu and Persian architecture. The calligraphy work done on the inner façade of Buland Darwaja has very less parallels in India.

Jaipur

Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, is popularly known as Pink City. It was medieval India’s first planned city and was laid out as per nine-grid pattern suggested by traditional Indian astrological and architectural treatise. Jaipur is representative of Rajput art, culture, architecture and royal legacy. Gargantuan forts and palaces, bustling market, cornucopia of handicraft articles, cultural tinges, amalgamation of ancient and modern way of life etc easily charm a tourist and draw an indelible lifetime impact the very psyche of the visitor.

Bikaner

Dotted with scores of sand dunes and called as the camel country, Bikaner is among the three prominent desert circuits of Rajasthan. Bikaner houses a large Camel Research & Breeding Farms and is distinguished for the best riding camels in the world. Bikaner was founded by Rao Bhikaji in 1488 AD by transforming barren wilderness of Jangaladesh with the help of 100 cavalry horses and 500 soldiers. Bikaner, being on the medieval great carvan trade route, has been very prosperous. In order to save the town from the marauding Mughals, Bikaner is surrounded by high fortifications comprising a seven- kilometer long wall which encircles the old city. The Karni Mata Temple (or Rat Temple) at Deshnok has been patronized by the ruling family of Bikaner. A salted snack made of lentils originated from Bikaner and hence is popularly known as ‘Bikaneri Bhujia’. Well preserved forts, palaces, havelis and museum will showcase Bikaner’s prosperous past. Bikaner is known for its desert and dessert.

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer, known as ‘Golden City of Rajasthan’, is the westernmost city of India, adjoining the border of Pakistan. The city of Jaisalmer, earlier ruled by brave Bhatti Rajputs, had been a prominent trade centre being located on ancient Silk Route. Jaisalmer has facts to declare, tales to impress, uniqueness to wonder and spirit to live. With historical legacy, rich cultural heritage, ethnicity, palaces, fortresses, temples, golden sand dunes and intricately sculptured havelis, Jaisalmer offers facts about the courageous rulers and citizens of the bygone era, tales of unequalled valor, unique in its beauty and undaunted spirit to keep us alive and kicking. For a tourist, there are eight places/ monuments in Jaisalmer to be seen. Built in 1156 AD, the prime attraction of Jaisalmer is obviously Jaisalmer Fort, known as Golden Fort or Sonar Qila. Cenotaphs atBada Bagh, located in isolation, offer a stunning view during sunrise and sunset. Massive five-storied Patwon-Ki-Haveli, constructed of yellow sandstone, has five intricately decorated huge suites, large corridors and decorated walls representing the then prevailing art form. Out of the five havelis, one is converted into a museum. The third haveli houses the works of local craftsmen of the bygone era. Watch sunset from Sam Sand Dunes, after reaching there by having a ride on a camel. Thar Heritage Museum, established by Laxmi Narayan Khatri to preserve historical and cultural art & architecture of Thar region, showcases Sea fossils aging over million years, unique ornaments of camels and horses, documents and coins of Jaisalmer, ancient manuscripts and weapons . Artistically carved entrance made of yellow sandstone and temples, holy shrines and hiseled around Gadsisar Lake, reconstructed by Maharawal Garsi in 1367 AD, offer a breathtaking view. Desert National Park is a unique concept and effort to showcase flora and fauna of Thar Desert. The collection in Silk Route Art Gallery of Jaisalmer includes clothes, patchworks, bags, shawls, belts, antiques and accessories. All the items available here is handmade.

Jodhpur

Jodhpur, situated on the edge of Thar Desert & known as ‘Blue City of Rajasthan’, is the second largest city of Rajasthan. The quintessence of Jodhpur has been its valour and equestrian skill. Jodhpur is also known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all the year round. Founded by Rao Jodha in 1549 AD, Jodhpur was an old capital of Royal Marwar. The impressions of rich past, valour and flourishing trade can be seen in the existing monuments and bustling market. Mehrangarh Fort tops the repertoire of magnificent tourist attractions of Jodhpur. One of the largest forts of India, the impregnable Mehrangarh Fort is well preserved till date and houses excellent museum along with the only professional museum shop of India. Tourists interested in adventure may opt for six circuits of ropeways (zip-linings) at the back side of Mehrangarh Fort. Known as ‘Taj Mahal of Rajasthan’, Jaswant Thada is an ornately carved cenotaph. Built of white marble, Jaswant Thada is a must-see monument of Jodhpur. Umaid Bhawan Palace is another tourist attraction of Jodhpur.

Ranakpur

Constructed in an area of 60X62 metres, Ranakpur Temple in Pali district of Rajasthan is one of the five most auspicious places of Jain community. Ranakpur is known as 'the tranquil pilgrimage town'. Ranakpur is a village is on Jodhpur- Udaipur route, about 95 kms from Udaipur and 165 kms from Jodhpur. As ancient Sanskrit text Soma-Saubhagya Kavya suggests, construction of Ranakpur Temple, built on ‘chaumukha’ style, had commenced in 1437 and continued till 1458. Intricately sculptured and equipped with 29 halls and 1444 pillars, Ranakpur Temple was built under the supervision of architect Deepaka during the regime of Rana Kumbha of Mewar. Nearby Ranakpur Jain Temple is a ‘Sun Temple’. Sun temple is gracefully sculptured and endowed with elegantly carved polygonal walls and images of warriors, horses and celestial. The Sun God has been shown riding its vehicle, the chariot. For the tourism buffs a ride to the outskirts like Sadari, Desuri, Ghanerao, Narlai etc will be found to be exciting.

Udaipur

Udaipur, earlier capital of Mewar region of Rajasthan, is though known today as the 'Venice of East' and 'City of Lakes'; is representative of supreme sacrifices made by the Rajput- men, women and children. The stories of valour, pleasant lakes in desert areas, mammoth fort and palaces, exotic museums, thriving commerce and vibrant culture amalgamate to make Udaipur the second most-sought after tourist destination of the state. The Lake Palace (Jag Niwas) is one of most romantic and beautiful palaces in the world. The Lake Palace or Jag Niwas is true representative of Rajasthani architecture. The Lake palace was built, amidst Lake Pichola, in the 17th century on a natural foundation of 4 acres of solid rock.

Mumbai

Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra and financial capital of India. It is a sprawling metropolis which traces its history to a set of seven islands given to the British monarch Charles-II as part of the dowry, when he married Princes Catherine of Portugal in 1661. The name Mumbai has been derived from MUMBA AAI or MAHA AMBA AAI- the patron goddess of Kolis of fishing community.

Mumbai's two main land marks, the Gateway of India and the Taj Mahal Hotel are at Colaba. Nariman point is at the southern end of Marine Drive. At the other end of Marine Drive is Malabar Hills, a posh residential area. Today, it is a hub of activity, trade, industry and finance. As the commercial capital of India and the world's largest textile market, Mumbai ports handle around 40 percent of India's maritime trade. Some areas in Mumbai like Dharavi are amongst the most thickly populated in the world. Mumbai has diverse population, where the extra-ordinarily rich exist side by side the appallingly poor, and yet, co-exist.

Aurangabad

About 400 kilometers eastward of Mumbai, is Aurangabad, the most convenient base for seeing India’s timeless art at the renowned Ajanta and Ellora, both on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The thirty caves at Ajanta, hiseled out of rock by Buddhist monks between 200 BC and 650 AD as chaityas (chapels)and viharas (monasteries), contain magnificent sculptures and frescoes. At Ellora are thirty- four Buddhist, Hindu and Jain rock temples carved top downwards from a two-kilometre escarpment between 350 AD and 700 AD and decorated with a profusion of sculptures. These includes the Kailasa Temple, the largest monolithic sculpture of the world, covered with a variety of finely carved panels, with entailed removing of some 200,000 tones of rocks!

Bangalore

Karnataka's capital, Bangalore-India's fifth largest city-is a town of contrasts. Easily India's most happening metro city, its origins are old- Kempegowda, a feudal lord who served the ruler of the Vijayanagar Empire, founded it in 1537. Air-conditioned City, city of Gardens, India's Silicon Valley, Pub City-many are the flattering names it is known by. The weather is balmy-Bangalore is set at an elevation of 3250 feet. Lalbagh Garden and Cubbon Park are two nice parks you must visit. Vidhan Soudha, the state legislature building, is impressive.

Mysore

Situated 140 kms away from Bangalore, steeped in history, Mysore is a city of palaces and tranquility. A city with rich heritage of the Wodeyars who were the rulers before, Mysore is preserved to this day with its magnificent palaces, beautifully laid out gardens, imposing buildings, avenues of flowering trees and many ancient temples. Dussehra festivities, popularly known as Navarathri, are celebrated in great grandeur with procession of caparisoned elephants, folk dances and colourful floats. Goddess Chamundeshwari and Saraswati are worshipped during these festivities. Mysore Palace, Vrindavana Garden and local market are main attractions.

Hassan

Hassan city is the nodal centre or base from where one moves for visiting Belur, Halebid and Shravanbelgola. Belur (40 kms) and Halebid (20 kms) are extremely rich in terms of ancient monuments.

Belur, about 40 kms from Hassan and on the banks of river Yagachi, is home to Channakeshava Temple, built by the Hoyasalas to recommemorate the victory over the mighty Cholas. The construction of Chennakeshava Temple, dedicated to Lord Keshava, commenced in 1116 AD and took almost 100 years (a century) to complete. The Chennakeshava Temple, known for its intricate and sublime carvings and sculptures, is a live temple as people still visit it to worship. Delicate carvings of astonishing details on Narsimha Pillar of the temple attract attention of every visitor. While visiting Chennakesava Temple in Belur, one must also see Viranarayana Temple.

Halebid, an ancient capital of the Hoyasala Empire, was founded in 11th century. In ancient literature, modern Halebid was known as Dwarsamudra. Though in golden era of the Hoyasala Empire, Halebid was home to many magnanimous architectural marvels but, during 1311-1327 AD, the Muslim invaders of Delhi Sultanate attacked, pillaged and destroyed various religious places (temples). The famous Hoysaleswara temple, which today is the centre of attraction, however survived the destruction.

One of the striking aspects of secular Hindu ethos is very much visible here in the form of Jain bastis. Hoyasaleswra Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is an important historical monument and its history dates back to 1121 AD.

A famous pilgrimage of the Jains in India is Sravanbelgola in Karnataka. The place is home to a 17 metre high monolithic statue of the saintly prince Bahubali, known as Shravanbelagola, the Monk of the White Pond. The statue is called as Gomateswara statue and is world’s tallest monolithic stone statue. The statue of Gomateswara, built and erected between 980-983 AD, becomes a centre of people’s gathering and activities at the time of Mahamastakabhisheka or the ritualistic head-anointing ceremony of the statue of Gommateshwara.

Hospet (Hampi)

Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was an ancient metropolis during the reigns of Vijayanagar rulers. Hampi, spread over more than 25 sq kms, was capital city of Hindu kingdom of Vijayanagar. Now reduced into a rural area, historic and mythological residues are packed with giant temples, palaces, market streets, aquatic structures, fortifications and an abundance of other ancient monuments. Presently guarded by rivers and granite ridges, the ruins of Hampi are rightly called ‘Pompei of India’. European travellers who visited Hampi at the height of Vijayanagar Empire wrote that the city was larger and more beautiful than the then Rome.

Badami

Earlier called as Vatapi, the ancient capital of the Chalukyas is now known as Badami. Badami was founded in 543 AD by Pulkeshin I. Badami, Patattadakal and Aihole are clusters of three ancient cities containing rock-cut temples and structures dating back to 6th & 7th centuries. Badami holds prominence on tourism canvass for ancient cave temples. The Archaeological Museum in Badami showcases a good collection of artifacts from Badami Aihole and Pattadakal. Prominent architectural gems of 6th & 7th centuries to be explored in Pattadakal and Aihole are Mallikarjuna Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Papanatha Temple (Pattadakal); Meguti Temple, Lad Khan Temple, and Durga Temple (Aihole).

Goa

The brilliant green of the paddy field and the tiny hamlets with white painted churches stand out against a brilliant red soil-Goa startles, enchants and hypnotizes with its blends of East and West. This is after all an erstwhile Portuguese colony and the colonial masters have left behind a rich cultural legacy. India's finest beaches are in Goa. The Tomb of St Francis Xavier in Old Goa is a major Christian Pilgrimage. The elegant Portuguese mansions resting in sleepy villages are enchanting.

Goa is a new state of India and its capital Panjim though has modern buildings but still contains the charm of small town feel. The old buildings which impart it special pristine charm include the Idalcao Palace, Braganza Institute, Largo da Igreja (the Main Square, dominated by the Church of Immaculate Conception). The nearby Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is a nice excursion. Also called Valha Goa, Old Goa is the erstwhile capital of Albuquerque and the heart of Portuguese Goa. The Tomb of St Francis Xavier inside the Basilica of Bom Jesus attracts millions of devout here annually. Mapusa, the administrative headquarters of Bardesz talluka, boasts of St Jerome's Church, Our Lady of Miracles and the Maruti Temple. Coconut-fringed sandy beaches dot the coastline in Bardez and Pernem talukas, in north Goa.

Margao, the capital of Goa's most prosperous taluka- Salcete- is the second largest commercial centre in Goa. Margao exudes the pristine colonial charm in its subtlest form. Margao usually serves as an overnight stop for visitors who are about to hit the beaches of south Goa but the Baroque-style Church of the Holy Spirit, and the many fine 17th-century houses are worth checking out. The famous beaches of souther Goa are Benaulim, Varac and Colva with many luxurious beach resorts. Goa is known for partying and festivals and fairs give opportunity to party with religious and cultural fervor. It can be observed in the celebration of several Christian festivals in Goa with much gusto. These include the Feast of Three Kings, Feast of our Lady of Miracles, Feast of St Anthony, and Feast of St Francis Xavier. The largest non-religious celebration is the Carnival, marked by colorful processions complete with floats.

Goan food is hot, making good use of the bird's -eyes chilling grown locally. The dishes show a strong Portuguese influence, although local flavors are also apparent. The signature dish is the spicy pork or beef Vingaloo. The Goan sausage-chorizo-is 'hot', literally. Other notable dishes include sorpotel (Pickeled pig liver and heart) and chicken xacuit. The juice of the cashew fruit is fermented to produce feni, the potent local brew. Goa is one place that knows how to party, where people come for their bit of fun and sun. The best time to be here is around New Year, when the wildest parties in the country are thrown all over Goa. It's an experience few can forget.

  • Accommodation in the mentioned hotels on double sharing.

  • Daily breakfast basis on all places.

  • Total Meals: 31 (Breakfast-27; Lunch-01 & Dinner-03).

  • Total night stays: 27 (Delhi-02; Varanasi-01; Khajuraho-01; Agra-02; Jaipur-02; Bikaner-01; Jaisalmer-02; Jodhpur-01; Udaipur-02; Mumbai-01; Aurangabad-01; Bangalore-01; Mysore-02; Hassan-02; Hospet-02; Badami-01; Goa-03).

  • Well-appointed upgraded air-conditioned rooms at all places.

  • Along with breakfast at all places, 01 lunch in Orchha, 01 dinner in houseboat and 01 lunch in houseboat.

  • Monument entrance charges.

  • Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, Delhi.

  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.

  • Morning boat cruise in the Ganges during morning hours to enjoy panoramic view of Varanasi ghats.

  • Evening boat ride in Lake Pichola in Udaipur.

  • English speaking & destination-specific guides at all destinations for mentioned sightseeing tour.

  • Meet & assist at the airport on arrival & departure.

  • Sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Air-conditioned private car for the whole sightseeing tour.

  • Driver for the whole tour.

  • All prevailing taxes like luxury tax, service tax etc.

  • All transfers, city tours, excursions & drives by air-conditioned transport.

  • Interstate road tax, toll tax, parking charges, driver’s wages, fuel charges etc.

Optima Special:
  • Visit and exploration of narrow alleys, humming with social activities, while riding on man-pulled tri-cycle rickshaw.
  • Morning boat ride in the Ganges along the ghats of Varanasi.
  • Cultural evening show adjacent to the western group of Khajuraho temples.
  • Ride a caparisoned elephant like a king at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • Evening boat cruise in famous Lake Pichola to watch Lake Palace and traditional Udaipur city while having boat ride in Lake Pichola.
  • Tonga (horse carriage) ride in Agra- from hotel to Taj Mahal gate.
Don't miss on Discover India Tour:
  • Stay in heritage hotels of Rajasthan to experience modern yet royal hospitality.
  • Magnanimous Ganga Aarti (Ganges Worship Ceremony) in the evening on Dashashwamedh Ghat of Varanasi.
  • Do taste a variety of sea foods in Kumarakom.
  • If you are handicrafts-freak, do squeeze out time visit Shilpgram in Udaipur.
  • Have late-night dinner in an open-restaurant on the banks of Lake Pichola in romantic mood.
Shopping:

Mysore: Souvenirs of sandalwood.
Varanasi: Rudraksha, Banarasi sarees, carpets and clay artefacts.
Agra: Marble souvenirs.
Jaipur: Environment-friendly printed clothes, jewellery and ethnic goods.
Jodhpur: Handicraft goods in Sadar market.
Udaipur: Pieces of Mewar school of paintings.

Cuisines:

Bangalore:Devangere Benne Dosa, Koli Saaru (chicken curry- Kannada Style), Maamsa Saaru ( Mutton Curry- Kannada style), and Uppittu.
Delhi:street foods of Delhi in Chandni Chowk..
Varanasi: Thandai- a local, nutritious and delicious milk-product of Varanasi.
Varanasi: Lal Maans; Ghevar- a sweet prepared of milk.

Is This Trip For Me:
Travel Style Service Level TPhysical Demands Trip Type Trip Rating
Classic Standard FIT/Small Group 4.5/5
DestinationsStandardSuperiorDeluxeLuxury
DelhiJiviteshHiltonShangri LaHotel Imperial
VaranasiHotel IndiaRamada PlazaRadissonNadesar Palace
KhajurahoUsha BundelaClarks KhajurahoTaj ChandelaLalit –Temple View
Agra Siris 18 Mansingh Palace ITC Mughal Oberoi Amar Vilas
Jaipur Paradise Shahpura House ITC Rajputana Oberoi Raj Vilas
BikanerHarasar HaveliLalgarh PalaceGajner PalaceLaxmi Niwas Palace
JaisalmerNachna HaveliFort RajwadaTaj RawalkotSuryagarh Palace
JaisalmerTented AccommodationTented AccommodationTented AccommodationTented Accommodation
JodhpurRatan PalaceDevi BhawanTaj Hari MahalUmmed Bhawan Palace
UdaipurHotel Jagat Niwas Hotel Karohi HaveliLaxmi Vilas Palace- The LalitOberoi Udai Vilas
Mumbai Juhu Plaza Kohinoor ContinentalTrident Taj Mahal Palace
Aurangabad Windsor CastleLemon TreeRama InternationalVivanta by Taj
Bangalore Nandhane Grand Royal Orchid CentralFortune Select JP CosmosBangalore Oberoi
Mysore Jade GardenCountry Inn & Suites FortuneJP Palace Hotel Lalitha Palace
Hassan Hoyasala Village ResortThe Ashoka HassanThe Ashoka HassanThe Ashoka Hassan
Hospet Kishkindha Heritage ResortRoyal Orchid Kireet Royal Orchid KireetMalligi
Badami Badami CourtBadami CourtBadami CourtBadami Court
Goa Alore Holiday ResortTerra ParaisoCidade de GoaTaj Exotica
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