Guwahati Holidays

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Welcome to India! Upon arrival we will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel for the evening.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi

Today enjoy a full day visit to New and Old Delhi including the government buildings, a drive past the Red Fort (closed Mondays), Humayun Tomb, India Gate, Jama Masjid and if time permits we can visit Qutub Minar and the Lotus Temple.

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 3: Delhi - Agra

This morning we drive approx. 4 hours to Agra. This afternoon we go to Kinari Bazar Market for a walking tour and this evening we visit Taj Mahal by sunset.

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 4: Agra

This morning we would recommend to revisit the Taj Mahal independently to get some sunrise photos (entrance fee payable locally). Later we visit Agra fort, behind its colossal walls are some of the finest Mughal buildings in India and also visit the Baby Taj. This evening we visit go to the Mehtab Bagh for a sunset visit.

The sunsets over the Mosque in the Taj complex

Day 5: Agra - Jaipur

Driving to Jaipur en route a stop is made at the fantastically well preserved former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. This magnificent fortified city was the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned dramatically due to a lack of water. Explore the various temples, places of worships, pavilions, public areas and examples of everyday living such as areas from where ablutions were performed, to an ancient aqua cooling system and marvel at how life must have been for the inhabitants of this old city. You can also independently visit the Deeg Water Palace. Continue to the Pink City of Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan.

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 6: Jaipur

This morning an exotic elephant ride (subject to availability) transports us to the lofty 16th century Amber Fort. Today you can enjoy the Jaipur Up Close optional.

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 7: Jaipur - Srinagar

Travelling back approx. 5 hours to Delhi we will transfer you to the airport for your flight departing approx. 13:45 to Srinagar arriving approx. 15:10. Upon arrival we will pick you up and transfer you to your houseboat. Overnight Sukoon Houseboat.

Day 8: Srinagar

This morning we visit the vegetable Market on the lake. Continuing on we visit the terraced Nishat Bagh or Nishat Garden on the eastern side of the lake, Nishat Bagh translates in Hindustani as "Garden of Joy" which is entirely fitting. Later we visit Shalimar Garden, equally as stunning and located on the northeast side of the lake. The gardens are linked to Dal Lake via channel. We also visit Shankaracharya Temple. This afternoon we board one of the colourful shikara on Dal lake. Overnight Sukoon Houseboat.

Day 9: Srinagar - Pahalgam

Today we travel approx. 3 hours to Pahalgam with the remainder of the day free.

Day 10: Pahalgam

Today is a free day for you to relax or explore Pahalgam independently.

Day 11: Pahalgam - Delhi

We drive approx. 3 hours to Srinagar to board your flight departing approx. 15:40 to Delhi arriving approx. 17:05. Upon arrival we will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel for the evening.

Raj Ghat

Day 12: Delhi - Kolkata

This morning we will transfer you back to the airport for your flight departing approx. 08:35 to Kolkata arriving approx. 10:40. This afternoon enjoy a city tour of Kolkata.

Deer in the mist

Day 13: Kolkata - Sunderbans National Park

Today you will be transferred to Sunderbans. This afternoon enjoy a walk through the village and a visit to a local Bazaar.

Tiger up close

Day 14: Sunderbans National Park

Today enjoy a full day boat safari (ensure you take enough memory for your camera!)

Tiger pug marks in the sand in Ranthambore National Park

Day 15: Sunderbans National Park - Guwahati

A long day of travelling today you will be transferred back to Kolkata airport for your flight departing approx. 16:35 to Guwahati arriving approx. 17:55. Upon arrival we will be there to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel for the evening.

Day 16: Guwahati

GUWAHATI - MANAS This morning enjoy a short boat ride to Umananda temple across Brahmaputra river to look out for the Ganjetic Dolphins and the residential flock of Golden Langurs around the temple complex. We will then transfer you approx. 4 hours to Florican Jungle Cottage near Manas National Park. This afternoon enjoy a walk through the village and a visit to a local Bazaar. Overnight Florican Jungle Cottage in Basbari forest range (Manas National Park)

Days 17-18:

MANAS Over the next two days you can enjoy morning and afternoon game drive. Overnight Florican Jungle Cottage in Basbari forest range (Manas National Park)

Day 19: - Kaziranga NP

MANAS - KAZIRANGA NP Today you will be transferred approx. 7 hours to Kaziranga National Park with the remains of the day free.

Having a drink

Day 20: Kaziranga NP

Early this morning enjoy an elephant safari! After breakfast enjoy a jeep safari to the central range. After lunch enjoy a jeep safari to the western range.

Watchful rhino

Days 21-22: Kaziranga NP

Over the next two days enjoy a jeep safari to the eastern range and after lunch enjoy a jeep safari to the central range.

Kaziranga bushland

Day 23: Kaziranga NP - Jorhat

Early this morning we leave for Majuli by road and ferry. Enjoy your time in Majuli visiting the local Mishing tribal village, Mas painters & potters workshops and Vaishnovite monasteries. We will then transfer you to Jorhat for the evening.

Day 24: Jorhat - Delhi

Sadly your final day with us, you will be transferred to Jorhat Airport for your flight departing aprox. 10:10 to Kolkata arriving approx. 11:10 for your next flight departing approx. 13:30 to Delhi arriving approx. 15:50. Upon arrival into Delhi you will be transferred to a Radisson Blu Airport Hotel (National Highway-8 New Delhi Ph: + 91 11 2677 9191) to freshen up before your departure airport transfer for your flight departing early the next morning.

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last updated - 02 Sep 2014 12:49 AM