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Ulagalla Resort Sri lanka

Ulagalla Resort Sri lanka

Ulagalla Resort Sri lanka

Prices start from : £ 1,979

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  • Travel between : 01 Nov 18 and 06 Dec 18
  • Rating : 5 Star Icon
  • Board Basis : Bed & Breakfast
  • Duration : 7 nights
  • Book by : 01 Aug 18
  • Includes : Flights from London Heathrow with Emirates Airport taxes
  • 7 nights accommodation in an Ulagalla Room
  • Return transfers by a private car
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Detailed Itinerary :

Bonus offer: 15% Discount

Other departures:
Manchester – £2035, Birmingham – £1995, Glasgow – £2055, Edinburgh – £1879, Belfast – £1809, Bristol – £1839, Norwich – £1835, Southampton – £1719, Newcastle – £2035, Cardiff – £1809 Once a chieftain’s mansion, Ulagalla features a 150-year-old mansion at its centre, with 20 private, ecologicallybuilt villas spread across 58 acres of lush greenery. With its own solar farm generating half of its own energy requirements, Ulagalla is truly a unique boutique hotel in Anuradhapura. Enjoy the ambiance of ancient kingdoms or nature-based adventures whilst immersed in luxurious, ecologically-sustainable beauty. The lush environment, stunning landscaping, and exquisite attention to comfort makes for an unforgettable experience amidst a green oasis. Ulagalla is also just a 30 mins drive away from Anuradhapura and an hour away from Sigiriya, the ancient rock kingdom also known as the Eighth Wonder of the World. It’s complex engineering and architectural feats and world-famous frescoes are just some of its defining features, and if you’d like to explore, you can head that way whilst sight-seeing in Anuradhapura as its even closer in proximity from the city.

Hotel Facilities:
Bar/lounge, Restaurant, Outdoor pool

Recreational Facilities:
Full-service spa, Picnic area, Fitness facilities, Barbecue grills, Library, Spa treatment rooms, Spa services on site, Snack bar/deli, Garden, Free newspapers in lobby

General Facilities:
Free WiFi, Dry cleaning/laundry service, Supervised childcare/activities

Highlights of Sri Lanka

Highlights of Sri Lanka

Highlights of Sri Lanka

Prices start from : £ 1,565

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  • Travel between : 01 Sep 18 and 30 Nov 18
  • Rating : 0 Star Icon
  • Board Basis : Bed & Breakfast
  • Duration : 8 nights
  • Book by : 31 Jul 18
  • Includes : Flights from London Heathrow with Emirates Airport taxes
  • 8 nights accommodation in a Double Sharing Room
  • Transport in Air conditioned vehicle along with English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees as per the program
  • Excursions & Activity as per Itinerary
  • One-on-one Casino coupons at selected casinos in Colombo
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Detailed Itinerary:

Highlights:
Dambulla- Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Matale – Kandy – Pinnawala – Nanu Oya – Nuwara Eliya – Horton Plains – Ella – Udawalawe – Galle – Kosgoda – Colombo

Other departures:
Manchester – £1599, Birmingham – £1575, Edinburgh – £1549, Belfast – £1735, Bristol – £1735, Norwich – £1725, Southampton – £1615, Newcastle – £1579, Cardiff – £1429

Sri Lanka is a lush, tropical island paradise, known to ancient Greek mariners as TAPROBANE. Arab traders called it Serendib – hence the word “serendipity”, meaning discovery by happy accident. It was famously described by Marco Polo as “undoubtedly the finest island of its size in the world”.
This is a culturally rich and environmentally diverse country, with nine World Heritage Sites (the oldest dating back to the 3rd Century BC); 86 species of mammals (including elephant and leopard) and more than 400 bird species (including 26 endemics); a colorful array of flowering plants and trees, and a Hill Country famous for tea; 14 National Parks out of 100 areas protected by the government; and an Indian Ocean coastline boasting palm-fringed and sandy tropical beaches.

Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa by Shangri-La Sri lanka

Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa by Shangri-La Sri lanka

Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa by Shangri-La Sri lanka

Prices start from : £ 1,555

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  • Travel between : 01 Nov 18 and 06 Dec 18
  • Rating : 4 Star Icon
  • Board Basis : Bed & Breakfast
  • Duration : 7 nights
  • Book by : 23 Nov 18
  • Includes : Flights from London Heathrow with Emirates Airport taxes
  • 7 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Room Return transfers by a private car
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Bonus offer: 2 Free Nights

Other departures: Manchester – £1615, Birmingham – £1569, Glasgow – £1635, Edinburgh – £1455, Belfast – £1385, Bristol – £1415, Norwich – £1409, Southampton – £1295, Newcastle – £1609, Cardiff – £1385
Overlooking the pristine southern coast of beautiful Sri Lanka, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa is located along the ancient Spice Route in a city steeped in rich history. Hambantota is known for its natural beauty and allows visitors to explore Asia’s most fascinating nature and wildlife sanctuaries, including the Yala, Udawalawe, Lunugamvehera and Bundala National Parks. The luxury resort spans 58 hectares, making it the largest resort in Sri Lanka, and boasts 300 spacious rooms, including 21 suites, all surrounded by stunning tropical gardens. The beachfront resort is an adventurer’s dream, with a mosaic of activities and unique curated expeditions to help you absorb the diversity of the island at its best.

Hotel Facilities:
Restaurants – 3, Outdoor pools – 3, 24-hour health club, Bars/lounges – 2, Children’s pool, Children’s club, Golf course on site, Poolside bars – 2,

Recreational Facilities:
Full-service spa, Spa treatment rooms, Spa services on site, Arcade/game room, Garden, Picnic area, Hair salon, Gift shops or news stand, Shopping on site, Barbecue grills, Billiards or pool table

General Facilities:
Free WiFi, Supervised childcare/activities, Dry cleaning/laundry service

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa

Prices start from : £ 1,029

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  • Travel between : 01 Sep 18 and 31 Oct 18
  • Rating : 4 Star Icon
  • Board Basis : Half Board
  • Duration : 8 nights
  • Book by : 15 Sep 18
  • Includes : Flights from London Heathrow with Gulf Air Airport taxes
  • 7 nights accommodation in a Superior Room
  • Return transfers by a private car
  • Udawalawe Safari Private Day Trip from Bentota and Kalutara Areas hote
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Detailed Itinerary :

Bonus offer: 4 Free Nights
Other departures: Manchester – £1085, Birmingham – £1039, Glasgow – £1105, Edinburgh – £1125, George Best Belfast City – £1199, Bristol – £1285, Norwich – £1155, Southampton – £1015, Newcastle – £1085, Cardiff – £1035

Sri Lanka is one-of-a-kind destination where you will discover an inspiring cultural heritage, savour exquisite cuisine and amongst the world’s finest beverages, explore mangrove forests and Buddhist temples, and simply enjoy sublime holiday experiences with your loved one and family. Located on Bentota peninsula Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka enjoys a superb location with the Bentota River on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other, ensuring dreamy views from most areas of the resort, and offering a natural environment along with a wide range of facilities and activities. The resort is accessed by a short boat ride across the lagoon from a departure point a few minutes to Aluthgama station, and river and ocean boat trips are a major attraction. Start creating your list of holiday experiences in anticipation to discover a destination abundant in activities, scenic landscapes and natural wonders.

Hotel Facilities:
Coffee shop or café, Outdoor pool, Restaurants – 3, Bars/lounges – 2, Swim-up bar, Children’s club, Children’s pool

Recreational Facilities:
Full-service spa, Spa treatment rooms, Sauna, Spa tub, Fitness facilities, Steam room

General Facilities:
Free WiFi, Dry cleaning/laundry service

Udawalawe Safari Private Day Trip

Highlights:
– Close encounter with wildlife
– Informative, friendly and professional guide
– Free hotel pickup and drop-off
– All entrance fees

Morning Safari:
– Early morning drive from your hotel to enter the park at around 6:45 a.m.
– A 3-hour Jeep safari at Udawalawe National Park
– Depart at 11:00 a.m.
– Stop for Lunch at Udawalawe (food not included in the package)
– Return to hotel through the tropical village
– Drop off at your hotel at around 3:30 p.m.

Evening Safari:
– Pickup from your hotel at 9:30 a.m. to depart for Yala
– Stop for Lunch at Udawalawe (food not included in the package)
– Arrive at 1:30 p.m. for a 3-hour Jeep safari at Udawalawe National Park
– Depart at 4:45 p.m.
– Return to hotel through the tropical village
– Drop off at your hotel at around 8:30 p.m.

Yoga in the Himalayan Foothills to Rishikesh

Yoga in the Himalayan Foothills to Rishikesh

Yoga in the Himalayan Foothills to Rishikesh

Prices start from : £ 1,879

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  • Travel between : 01 Oct 18 and 09 Dec 18
  • Rating : 4 Star Icon
  • Board Basis : As per Itinerary
  • Duration : 9 nights
  • Book by : 31 Aug 18
  • Includes : Flights from London with Virgin Atlantic Airport taxes
  • 2 nights accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis in Delhi
  • 7 nights accommodation on Full Board at Dewa
  • Retreat in a Deluxe room with a private balcony
  • Transfer in Delhi & Rishikesh
  • Attend special Ganage Aarti (Lamp Prayer Ceremony) on the Ganges
  • One Complimentary Herbal Massage Per Person in our SPA during you stay
  • Free use of Swimming Pool
  • Library Lounge
  • Train fare for the sector Delhi/Haridwar/Delhi by airconditioned chair car
  • Escorted Himalayan Village Trip: Hike of 2 hrs one way to the Himalayan village, see village life, farming, herbal & organic plantations and also interact with village folk
  • Daily Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Power & Restorative Yoga Sessions by a Professional & Experienced Yoga Teacher

Detailed Itinerary :

Bonus offer: Daily Yoga Sessions
Highlights: Delhi – Rishikesh

Alternate travel dates:
15 Jan 19 – 20 Feb 19
15 Mar 19 – 15 Apr 19

Hotels:
Delhi – The Park Hotel 4*
Rishikesh – Dewa Retreat – A Himalayan Boutique Hotel 4*

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Itinerary:

Day 0: London Heathrow to Delhi

Day 1: Delhi
– 11:40 Hrs: Arrive Delhi airport.
– Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Delhi to Haridwar by train Shatabadi express: 06:45 – 11:45 hrs
– Transfer from hotel to New Delhi railway station in time to board train for Haridwar. Local snacks, tea / coffee and breakfast will be served on board
– 11:45 Hrs: Arrive Haridwar railway station.
– Upon arrival at Haridwar railway station drive to Rishikesh : THE YOGA CAPITAL OF THE WORLD: Ever since the Beatles rocked up at the ashram of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the late ’60s, Rishikesh has been a magnet for spiritual seekers. Today it styles itself as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, with masses of ashrams and all kinds of yoga and meditation classes. Most of this action is north of the main town, where the exquisite setting on the fast-flowing Ganges, surrounded by forested hills, is conducive to meditation and mind expansion.
– In the evening, an almost supernatural breeze blows down the valley, setting temple bells ringing as sadhus (‘holy’ men), pilgrims and tourists prepare for the nightly ganga aarti (river worship ceremony). You can learn to play the sitar or tabla; try Hasya yoga (laughter therapy), practise meditation or take a punt on crystal healing.
– Check in at Dewa Retreat – “Dewa” or Deva is the Sanskrit word for divine being or God in Hinduism. It also means “celestial” or “shining”, from the root. Dewa Retreat is a Boutique Retreat & Spa ensconced amidst the foothills of the great Himalayas near Laxman Jhula.

Day 3 – 9: Rishikesh
– Daily Morning and Evening, 1 Hr Yoga session by experienced Yoga Teacher.

Day 10: Haridwar to Delhi by train shatabadi express: 18:15 – 22:45 hrs
– Morning at leisure.
– 12:00 noon standard check out time
– Transfer from hotel to Haridwar railway station to board train for Delhi. Local snacks, tea / coffee and Dinner will be served on board.
– 22:45 hrs: Arrive New Delhi railway station.
– Upon arrival at New Delhi railway station transfer to hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 11: Delhi to London Heathrow
– Transfer from hotel to airport in time to board flight for London Heathrow

Tigers Trail

Tigers Trail

Tigers Trail

Prices start from : £ 1,799

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  • Travel between : 16 Oct 18 and 09 Dec 18
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  • Board Basis : As per Itinerary
  • Duration : 8 nights
  • Book by : 28 Oct 18
  • Includes : Flights from London Heathrow with Emirates Airport taxes
  • 3 nights accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis in Delhi & Agra
  • 3 nights accommodation on Full Board basis at Bandhavgarh
  • 2 Overnights on the train: Delhi / Katni and Katni / Delhi by first class air-conditioned sleeper
  • All transfers as per itinerary will be by airconditioned car
  • 4 Jungle safari at Bandhavgarh National Park by jeep Entrance fee to the monuments and services of local English speaking guide during city tour
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Detailed Itinerary:

Notes::
Taj Mahal remains closed on Friday
– No Afternoon safari in Madhyapradesh on Wednesday
– No Safari during Holi and Diwali

Highlights: Delhi – Bandhavgarh – Agra

Other departures: Birmingham – £1899
Alternate travel dates: 16 Jan 19 – 30 Apr 19

Hotels:
Delhi – The Suryaa New Delhi 5*
Bandhavgarh – Nature Heritage Resort 3*
Agra – Crystal Sarovar Premiere 5*

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival – Delhi
– 08:20 Hrs: Arrive Delhi.
– Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
– Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2: Delhi to Katni by train
– Full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. You will get a feel for this city as you explore its historic sights. Raj Ghat which is located on the banks of the river Yamuna, This is Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948.
Opposite the Red Fort lies Jama Masjid made of red sandstone and white marble, completed in 1656. It is India’s largest mosque. Explore the bustling cultural delight of the colourful market on the ‘cycle rickshaw’ for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through “Chandni Chowk” or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading west from the Fort. You will take a view of Red Fort – the 17th century imposing fortress built in red sandstone is surrounded by a huge boundary wall 33m high. Inside are exquisite palaces and beautiful gardens.
Afternoon you will head into New Delhi, visiting Humayun’s Tomb, an impressive garden tomb with high arches and a double dome, built by his wife Haji Begum in the 16th Century. An early example of Mughal architecture considered the predecessor of the Taj Mahal.
Then continue on to the wonderful Qutab Minar – the landmark of Delhi, the beautiful grounds feature the well preserve a huge tower of victory standing over 72 meters. You will drive on to Rajpath and through to India Gate and the Lutyens Delhi with its tree lined boulevards leading to the British Viceroy’s Palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan) now the official residence of the President of India, the Secretariat, India Gate and Parliament House.
– Transfer to H.Nizamuddin railway station to board train for Katni

Day 3: Katni to Bandhavgarh by surface
– 06:35 hrs: Arrive Katni railway station.
– Upon arrival at Katni railway station you will drive to Bandhavgarh, which was declared as National Park in 1968. It is small National Park, compact, full of game and the highest tiger population in India.

Day 4 & 5: Bandhavgarh
– Morning and Afternoon you will enjoy game drive in Bandhavgarh National Park.

Day 6:
Bandhavgarh to Katni by surface Katni to Agra by train
– Morning you will enjoy game drive in Bandhavgarh National Park.
– Breakfast at hotel.
– Transfer from hotel to Katni railway station in time to board train for Agra.
– Overnight on board.

Day 7: Agra
– 08:15 hrs: Arrive Agra railway station.
– Upon arrival at Agra, check in at your hotel.
– Afternoon enjoy visiting the world famous Taj Mahal (closed on Friday). The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631, built one of the world’s most famous buildings, the ‘Taj Mahal’. Its perfect proportions and exquisite craftsmanship have been described as ‘a vision, a dream, a poem, and a wonder’. visit the 16th century Agra fort. This commanding red sandstone monument stretches 2.5 kilometres along the banks of River Yamuna, encompasses serene gardens and terrace pavilions, with striking views providing glimpse of the magnificent Taj Mahal across the river. and Tomb of Itmad-ud- Daulah also called as Baby Taj.

Day 8: Agra to Delhi by surface (approx. 210 kms, 4 hrs)
– After breakfast drive to Delhi.
– Upon arrival at Delhi, check in at hotel.
– Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9: Delhi to London Heathrow by flight
– Transfer from hotel to Delhi airport in time to board flight for London Heathrow.

Spiritual Tour of Tamil Nadu

Spiritual Tour of Tamil Nadu

Spiritual Tour of Tamil Nadu

Prices start from : £ 1175

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  • Travel From 01 Oct 18
  • Travel Until 15 Dec 18
  • Book By 01 Dec 18

Notes:
Price based on 10 – 14 Persons (Sharing double / twin room)

Highlights:
Chennai – Tirupati – Pondicherry – Tanjore – Madurai – Rameshwaram Kanyakumari – Trivandrum

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Offer Includes ::

10 nights’ accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis
All transfer, sightseeing and excursion by air-conditioned vehicle
Entrance fees to the monuments
Local English speaking guide cum escort throughout the tour (Chennai – Trivandrum)

Spiritual Tour of Gujarat

Spiritual Tour of Gujarat

Spiritual Tour of Gujarat

Prices start from : £ 699

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  • Travel between : 01 Oct 18 and 31 Oct 18
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  • Board Basis : Bed & Breakfast
  • Duration : 12 nights
  • Book by : 25 Sep 18
  • Includes : 12 nights accommodation as per itinerary
  • All transfer, sightseeing and excursion by air-conditioned Tempo Traveller
  • Entrance fees to the monuments
  • Local English speaking guide cum escort throughout the tour (Ahmedabad to Ahmedabad) Daily Mineral Water x 2 Bottles (500 ml)
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Detailed Itinerary:

Highlights: Ahmedabad – Rajkot – Dwarka – Somnath – Bhavnagar – Palitana – Vadodara
Alternate Travel Dates: 15 Nov 18 – 15 Dec 18/ 15 Jan 19 – 31 Mar 19
Hotels:
Ahmedabad – Hotel Le Grande Residency 3*
Rajkot – Regenta Central Rajkot 3*
Dwarka – Regenta Inn The Dwarka 3*
Somnath – Regenta Central Somnath 4*
Bhavnagar – Top3 Lords Resort Bhavnagar 3*
Vadodara – Royal Orchid Central 4*

Itinerary::

Day 1: Ahmedabad
Upon arrival at Ahmedabad airport welcome, meet and assist by our representative and transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 2: Ahmedabad
Morning proceed for city tour of Ahmedabad visiting ‘Akshardham’ literally means the divine abode of God. It is an eternal place for one to offer devotion and experience everlasting peace. Swaminarayan Akshardham at Gandhinagar is a mandir – a Hindu house of worship, a dwelling place for God, and a spiritual and cultural campus dedicated to devotion, education and unification. Timeless devotional messages and vibrant Hindu traditions are echoed in its art and architecture. The mandir is a humble tribute to Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781- 1830) and the avatars, devas and sages of Hinduism. This traditionally-styled complex was inaugurated on October 30th, 1992 with the blessings of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj and through the devoted efforts of skilled artisans and volunteers. The Iskcon Temple one of the biggest temple Huthisinhg Temple – is the best known Jain temple in Ahmedabad. It was constructed in 1848. The temple architect was Premchand Salat. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 3: Ahmedabad
After breakfast excursion of Modhera and Patan.
Sun Temple Modhera is known for the 11th century Sun temple. The 11th century Sun temple is situated on a knoll in Modhera. The Sun Temple was built by King Bhimdev I in 1026-27 AD, two centuries before the Sun Temple at Konark. This temple is one of the finest Hindu temples in Gujarat, built by the great Solanki dynasty. This temple and the Konark Sun temple in Orissa are very similar. This similarity is that this temple was also designed in such a way so as to let the dawn sun shine on the image of Surya, at the time of equinoxes. The main hall and shrine are reached through a complex, pillared pavilion. Also visit Patan Return back to Ahmedabad for an Overnight stay.

Day 4: Ahmedabad to Rajkot by surface (Approx. 220 Kms, 4 Hrs)
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Rajkot. Upon arrival at Rajkot, check in at Hotel. Afternoon visit Kaba Gandhi No Delo – Karamchand Gandhi, the father of the Mahatma was appointed the diwan of Rajkot state and resided in what is today known as Kaba Gandhi no Delo, located just off the busy Gheekantha Road.
The house offers a pictoral tour of Mahatma’s life with bilingual captions . An NGO runs classes in sweing and embroidery for young girls within the premises & Baps Swaminarayan Temple. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 5: Rajkot to Dwarka by surface (Approx. 235 Kms, 5 Hrs)
After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive from Rajkot to Dwarka Upon arrival at Dwarka, check in at Hotel.
Afternoon visit Dwarkadish Temple
– The main temple at Dwarka, situated on Gomti creek is known as Jagat
Mandir (universal shrine) or trilok sundar (the most beautiful in all the three worlds). Originally believed to be built by Vajranabh, the great grandson of Lord Krishna, more than 2500 years ago, it is a glorious structure seeming to rise from the waters of the Arabian Sea.

Timing : Morning 7.00 to Afternoon 12.30 and Evening 5.00 to 9.30.

Rukmani Temple
– The exterior of the Rukmini Temple is richly carved. It has a panel of sculpted naratharas (human figures) and a panel of sculpted gajatharas (elephants) at the base. The traditional spire of the main shrine contrasts strongly with the hemispherical dome of the pavilion & Bet Dwarka. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 6: Dwarka
After breakfast city tour visiting Nageshwar Jyotirling, Bet Dwarka And Sudama Temple.
Nageshwar Temple – Located on the route between Dwarka city and Beyt Dearka island on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat is this important Lord Shiva Temple, It is enshrined by on of the 12 swayambhu (selfexistent) Jyothrlingas in the world Beyt Dwarka, also known as Beyt Shankhodhar is a small island and was the main port in the region before the development of okha. Most of the archaelogical ruins excavated here and religious manuscripts correspond with Beyt Dwarka as the original abode of Lord Krishna. Overnight Stay In Dwarka.

Day 7: Dwarka to Somnath by surface (Approx. 250 Kms, 5 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Somnath, visiting Kirti Mandir In Porbandar, Bhalka Tirth, Triveni Ghat And Somnath Temple – The principal temple of Somnath is believed to have seen built in gold by the moon god Soma. In silver by the sun god Ravi, in wood by Krishna and in stone by the Solanki Rajputs in the 11th century. The present temple, built in 1951, is the seventh reconstruction on the original site. Tales of its riches attracted a series of invasions, but each time the temple was invaded, it was restored to its original glory by devout Hindu worshiper. The temple imposing architecture includes intricate carvings, silvers doors, an impressive Nandi idol and the central shivalinga Overnight Stay In Somnath.

Day 8: Somnath to Bhavnagar by surface (Approx. 300 Kms, 6 Hrs)
After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive from Somnath to Bhavnagar. Upon arrival at Bhavnagar, check in at Hotel. Later visit Vilbhi Puram, Niskalank Koliyak Mahadev Temple. Overnight stay at Bhavnagar.

Day 9: Same day Excursion to Palitana
Palitana located 51 km south west of Bhavnagar is known for being the largest cluster of Jain temples. There are in total 863 temples from base to the peak of the Shatrunjaya hill, where the Palitana temples are located. The path is climbed through 3950 steps spanning 3.5 km up the Shatrunjaya Hills. The construction of temples of Palitana spanned over a period of 900 years and was structured in two phases. From the 11th to12th centuries AD as a part of the resurgence of temple building all over India, the first phase of temple architecture was constructed. The second phase followed later, from the 16th century AD onwards. Muslim invaders destroyed some of the earliest temples built in the 11th century AD, during the 14th and 15th centuries AD. No one person can be attributed for the construction of these magnificent temples rather it was the effort of the wealthy businessmen who were followers of Jainism. Return back to Bhavnagar for an Overnight stay.

Day 10: Bhavnagar to Vadodara by surface (Approx. 200 Kms, 4-5 Hrs)
Today you will drive from Bhavnagar to Vadodara. Upon arrival at Vadodara, check in at Hotel. Afternoon city tour of Baroda.
EME Temple–(closed on sunday) Unique in concept and design the EME temple is a geodesic structure covered with aluminum sheets. Run entirely by the army authorities. (if time permits) (0930 am to 0500 pm).
Later visit Sayaji Baug Clock – (the famous park) is situated on river Vishwamitri and was built by Sayajirao III in 1879. Sprawling over 113 acres, it also includes an excellent zoo, the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery, the Museum of Health and Hygiene and the Sardar Patel Planetarium. A major attraction for children is the 3.5 kms joy ride through the park on the toy train. Sayaji Baug (the famous park) is situated on river Vishwamitri and was built by Sayajirao III in 1879. It also includes an excellent Zoo, the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery Kirti Mandir –or temple of fame, is the cenotaph of the Gaekwads. It was built by Maharaja Sayaji Rao to perpetuate the glorious memory of his beloved ancestors. Overnight stay at Vadodara.

Day 11: Same day excursion of Dakorji
Early morning proceed to visit Dakorji – The main temple, enclosed by a fort wall, is situated near the bank of the holy lake Gomti in the midst of the main bazaar of Dakor. The temple is covered with 8 domes and 24 turrets, with the central dome reaching a height of 27m. Crowned with a golden kalash and a white silken flag, this temple is the tallest in the district. Though not very rich in carving, the main cupola derives its influence from the Maharashtrian style of temple architecture. The main hall features paintings depicting events in Lord Krishna’s life. Open from 6am-12 noon and 4pm-7pm daily Return back to Vadodara for an Overnight stay.

Day 12: Vadodara to Ahmedabad by surface (Approx. 120 Kms, 3 Hrs)
After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive from Vadodara to Ahmedabad. Upon arrival at Ahmedabad, check in at Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 13: Depart Ahmedabad
Breakfast at Hotel.
1200 Noon Standard check out time.
Transfer from Hotel to Ahmedabad airport.

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  • Travel between : 01 Nov 18 and 09 Dec 18
  • Board Basis : Bed & Breakfast
  • Duration : 7 nights
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  • Includes : Flights from Manchester with Jet Airways Airport taxes
  • 7 nights accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • All transfer, sightseeing and excursion by airconditioned car
  • Entrance fees to the monuments
  • Services of local English guide during city tour, except Ranakpur where audio guide will be provided
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Detailed Itinerary ::

Highlights: Udaipur – Jodhpur – Jaipur
Alternate travel dates: 15 Jan 19 – 30 Apr 19
Hotels:
Udaipur – Hotel Lakend 4*
Jodhpur – Indana Palace Jodhpur 5*
Jaipur – Hotel Royal Orchid 4*

Itinerary::

Day 1:
Manchester to Mumbai by flight

Day 2:
Mumbai to Udaipur by flight
– 06:30 Hrs: Arrive Udaipur airport.
– Upon arrival at Udaipur airport welcome, meet and assist by our representative and transfer to hotel.
– Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3: Udaipur
– After breakfast you will enjoy city tour visiting City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon Ki Bari and Sajan Niwas Gardens.

City Palace:
The city palace was built in 1725 with various palaces inside it such as Dilkush Mahal, the palace of Krishan Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal all ornately decorated. The museum in City Palace contains incomparable historic and artistic heritage which dates back to 14 century.

Jagdish Temple:
Dedicated to Vishnu, the preserver, this temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651.

Saheliyon Ki Bari:
The Garden of the Maids of Honour, a most serene place in Udaipur, designed by Maharana Fateh Singh. It consists of beautiful lawns, gardens and fountains, a retreat for the ladies of the household, Rana Pratap Smarak.

Sajan Niwas Gardens:
Overlooking the Fateh Sagar is the Moti Magri (Pearl Hill) on which is a statue of Maharana Pratap on his famous horse Chetak. Local guide claim that he jumped an abyss of extraordinary width in the heat of the battle even after losing one leg! The path to the top winds through some attractive gardens.
– Afternoon enjoy Boat ride on Lake Pichola.

Lake Pichola:
The beautiful Lake Pichola derives its name from a nearby village Picholi. Udai Singh built a dam and from then the lake has become a meeting place for more than two hundred species of migratory and resident birds.
– Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 4: Udaipur
– Day at leisure to explore city of lakes at your own pace and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5:
Udaipur to Jodhpur by surface (Approx. 295 Kms, 6 Hrs)
– After breakfast drive to Jodhpur – founded in 1459, Jodhpur is referred as Sun City for its bright & sunny weather. It is also termed as Blue city for it blue whitewashed houses around Mehrangarh Fort.
– En route visit the tranquil pilgrimage town of Ranakpur, renowned for some marvellously carved Jain temples.
– Upon arrival at Jodhpur, check in at hotel.
– Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6: Jodhpur
– After breakfast proceed for city tour of Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort and also visit Jaswant Thada & Umaid
Bhawan Palace.

Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort:
It is located atop a 125 m high hill. The magnificent Mehrangarh Fort is the most majestic and one of the largest forts in India. The construction of the fort started in 1459. The walls of the fort are up to 36 m high and 21 m wide; they enclose some exquisite structures. The fort museum houses an exquisite collection of palanquins, howdahs, royal cradles, miniatures, musical instruments, costumes and furniture. The rampart of fort not only has excellently preserved cannons but also gives a breathtaking view of the city. Kipling once remarked, the fort seems to have been built by giants and not by ordinary people.

Jaswant Thada:
an architectural landmark. It is a white marble memorial built in 1899 in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The monument, in its entirety, is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. These stones are extremely thin and polished so that they emit a warm glow when the sun’s rays dance across their surface. Within this cenotaph, there are also two more tombs.

Umaid Bhawan Palace:
It is one of the fascinating palaces of Jodhpur, Maharaja Umaid Singh constructed in the 20th Century. A part of the palace has now been converted into a hotel and a museum.

Stepwells:
They are wells or ponds in which the water is reached by descending a set of steps. They may be covered and proteted and are oftern of architectural significance. The Stepwell ensures the availability of water during periods of drought. The stepwells had social, cultural and religion significance.
– Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 7:
Jodhpur to Jaipur by surface (Approx. 333 Kms, 6-7 Hrs)
– After breakfast drive to Jaipur – Founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh – II, the ruler of Amber, Jaipur was the first planned city in India. This town is also referred as Pink city for the colour of buildings in its wonderful old city. The city was painted pink to honour the visit of Prince Albert of England in 1882.
– Upon arrival at Jaipur, check in at hotel.
– Rest of the day at leisure and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8: Jaipur
– This morning excursion to the Amber City Fort.

Amber City Fort:
situated 130m high with the Aravalli hills around and 11 km north of Jaipur. It was the ancient capital of the Kachhawaha Rajputs till 1037. Ride the colourfully painted elephants up the hill, admire the massive gateways, courts, stairways, pillared pavilions and palaces the recall the glory and wealth of Amber’s association with the Mughals.
– Afternoon enjoy city tour visiting the The Maharajah’s City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal and Johari Bazaar.

The Maharajah’s City Palace:
A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Deve Temple and the City Palace Museum.

Jantar Mantar:
This is the largest and best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country.

Hawa Mahal:
The ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is a landmark in Jaipur. Its five – storey structure of pink sandstone encrusted with fine tellies work and balconies has 953 inches and windows. It was built in 1799 by Pratap Singh and was a royal grandstand for palace women.

Johari Bazaar:
The main bazaar is in the old city for jewellery and saris.
– Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9:
Jaipur to Mumbai by flight
Mumbai to Manchester by flight
– Breakfast at hotel.
– 12:00 Noon Standard check out time
– Transfer from Hotel to Jaipur airport in time to board flight for Manchester via Mumbai