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.

Royal Rajasthan

Royal Rajasthan

Royal Rajasthan

Prices start from : £ 2,125

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  • Travel between : 01 Nov 18 and 09 Dec 18
  • Board Basis : Bed & Breakfast
  • Duration : 7 nights
  • Book by : 28 Oct 18
  • 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
  • Daily Mineral Water (2 Bottles of 500 ml)
  • Boat ride at Lake Pichola Udaipur Jeep ride at Amber Fort, except during Navratris/li>
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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

Best of Sri Lanka – Cultural Heritage and Beach Stay

Best of Sri Lanka – Cultural Heritage and Beach Stay

Best of Sri Lanka – Cultural Heritage and Beach Stay

Prices start from : £ 969

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  • Travel between : 05 Nov 18 and 26 Apr 19
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  • Board Basis : As per Itinerary
  • Duration : 10 nights
  • Book by : 05 Oct 18
  • Includes : 10 nights accommodation as per itinerary
  • Air-conditioned vehicle along with the services of an English speaking chauffeur guide from arrival up to your departure 1 traditional Sri Lankan Lunch at Hiriwadunna village and cookery demonstration 15 minutes head & shoulder massage at Spice Garden Herbal tea with traditional Sri Lankan sweets 1 Sri Lankan lunch at Spice Garden Tea factory visit Fruit platter on arrival at Citrus Waskaduwa Candle lite dinner table arrangement per stay at Citrus Waskaduwa All applicable current local taxes .
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Important notes:

– Price based on group of 6 persons
– Vehicle will not be at your disposal during the beach stay

Bonus offers:

– 10% Discount on food & beverages at Citrus Waskaduwa
– 10% Discount at the spa at Citrus Waskaduwa

Highlights:

Anuradhapura – Dambulla – Hiriwadunna – Minneriya – Habarana – Sigiriya – Matale – Kandy – Nuwara
Eliya – Kosgoda -Waskaduwa

Tour starts on the following dates:

6 – 16 Nov 18 (£969)
20 Nov – 30 Nov 18 (£975)
5 – 15 Feb 19 (£1199)
19 Feb 19 – 1 Mar 19 (£1199)
5 – 15 Mar 19 (£1079)
19 – 29 Mar 19 (£1079)
2 – 12 Apr 19 (£999)
16 – 26 Apr 19 (£999 )

Hotels:

Anuradhapura – Rajarata Hotel 3* (Deluxe Room)
Dambulla/Habarana – Amaya Lake 4* / Cinnamon Lodge 5* (Superior Rooms)
Kandy – Amaya Hills 4* (Superior Room)
Nuwara Eliya – The Blackpool 4* (Deluxe Room)
Waskaduwa – Citrus Waskaduwa 5* (Superior Room)

Excursions, Safaris & Activities:

– Anuradhapura Ancient City Excursion
– 1 Cycling tour in the Ancient City
– Visit Avukana Buddha Statue
– Hiriwadunna Village Experience
– Minneriya National Park & 1 Jeep Safari
– Sigiriya Rock Fortress Tour
– Visit to The Temple of the Tooth Relic
– 1 Train journey from Peradeniya to Nanu Oya
– 1 Strawberry Farm Visit
– Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery Visit

Amanwella Resort Sri Lanka

Amanwella Resort Sri Lanka

Amanwella Resort Sri Lanka

Prices start from : £ 4,299

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  • Travel between : 01 Nov 18 and 06 Dec 18
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  • Board Basis : Half Board
  • Duration : 7 nights
  • Book by : 23 Nov 18
  • Includes : Flights from London Heathrow with Emirates Airport taxes
  • 7 nights accommodation in a Garden Pool Suite // Return transfers by a private car
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Detailed Itinerary:

Other departures: Manchester – £4359, Birmingham – £4315, Glasgow – £4379, Edinburgh – £4199, Belfast – £4135, Bristol – £4159, Norwich – £4155, Southampton – £4039, Newcastle – £4355, Cardiff – £4129

Coconut palms sway above the golden sand beach at Amanwella, a tranquil hideaway set in a cove on SriLanka’s southern coast. The seaside town of Tangalle is nearby and Sri Lanka’s diverse flora and fauna is ready to be explored. Stroll along paths that wind through the jungle and pretty Wella Wathura village. Take in the spectacular sunset, framed by rocky headlands, from the palm-fringed pool. Or watch it surf-side, with your toes buried in the sand. Surfing and scuba diving suits all levels. There is also fishing, and spinner dolphin- and whale-watching trips. Giant turtles lay eggs in nearby beaches. Yala and Udawalawe National Parks are home to elephants, leopards and more. Amanwella’s clean, serene lines frame the untamed landscape. Inspired by modernist Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, Suites are constructed from stone, timber and clay tiles of local origin. Each opens onto a private plunge pool.

Hotel Facilities::

Private beach, Beach club, Plunge pool, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Infinity pool

Recreational Facilities::

Spa, Library, Gardens

General Facilities::

Free WiFi, Free Baby cots & extra beds, Babysitting or childcare

Prestine Beaches of Goa

Prestine Beaches of Goa

Prestine Beaches of Goa

Prices start from : £ 2,399

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  • Travel between : 01 Nov 18 and 09 Dec 18
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  • Board Basis : Bed & Breakfast
  • Duration : 8 nights
  • Book by : 28 Oct 18
  • Includes : Flights from Manchester with Jet Airways Airport taxes
  • 7 nights accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis Return airport transfer by air-conditioned car
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Detailed Itinerary :

Highlights: Goa
Alternate travel dates: 15 Jan 19 – 30 Apr 19c
Hotels:
Goa – EVOKE Lifestyle Candolim 3* (£1445)
Goa – Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa 5* (£2399)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Manchester to Mumbai by flight

Day 2: Mumbai to Goa by flight

– 03:30 Hrs: Arrive Goa airport.
– Upon arrival at Goa airport welcome, meet and assist by our representative and transfer to hotel where accommodation is protected from the previous night i.e. Day 1 for immedate occupancy of the room.
Goa:
A world renowned beach destination (29 beaches) was under Portuguese rule from 1510–1961. Goa is famous for numerous beautifully sculptured churches. The Basilica of Bom Jesus is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is among the 04 cities of the world where carnival is held amid great pomp and show in the month of February.
Goa has earned the sobriquet of being the land of fun, frolic and fiesta.
– Rest of the day at leisure and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3 – 8: Goa

– All days at leisure and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9:

Goa to Mumbai by flight
Mumbai to Manchester by flight
– Breakfast at hotel.
– 12:00 noon standard check out time.
– Transfer from Hotel to Goa airport in time to board flight for Manchester via Mumbai

Moksha Himalaya Spa & Resort

Moksha Himalaya Spa & Resort

Moksha Himalaya Spa & Resort

Prices start from : £ 2,289

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  • Travel between : 01 Oct 18 and 15 Dec 18
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  • Board Basis : As per Itinerary
  • Duration : 6 nights
  • Book by : 31 Aug 18
  • Includes : 2 Nights Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis in Delhi
  • 4 Nights Accommodation on Full board at Moksha
  • 2 nights accommodation on Full Board basis at Kabini
  • All transfers, as per itinerary will be by airconditioned vehicle
  • Train fare for the sector Delhi/Kalka/Delhi by airconditioned executive chair car
  • Ayurvedic and Wellness Consultation
  • Restorative Foot Therapy
  • Shirobhyanga Indian Head & Shoulder Massage
  • Grounding Aromatherapy Massage using Aphodisiac
  • Quality Blended essential Oils of Rose, Sandalwood and Vetiver known as India’s Oil of Tranqulity
  • Personalized Yoga Session per room (Daily AM/PM)
  • Personalized Mediation Session per room (Daily AM/PM)
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Detailed Itinerary:

Hightlights : Delhi – Parwanoo – Delhi
Alternate travelling dates : 16th Jan 19 – 31st Mar 19
Hotels featured or similar : Delhi-Lalit
Parwanoo-Moksha Himalaya Spa & Resort
Delhi-Lalit

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Delhi:

Upon arrival at Delhi airport welcome meet and assist by our representative and transfer to hotel 1400 Hrs: Standard check in time
Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at hotel

Day 2 – Delhi to Kalka:

Delhi to Kalka by train Shatabadi express:0740-1145 hrs
Kalka to Parwanoo by surface
Transfer from hotel to Delhi railway station in time to board train for Kalka. Local snacks, tea or coffee and Breakfast will be served on board
1145 hrs: Arrive Kalka
Upon arrival at Kalka railway station you will travel by road to Parwanoo
Upon arrival at Parwanoo transfer by cable car from the base of the mountain to the top and check in at Moksha Himalaya Spa resort – Experience. Set amongst the scenic wonder of the Himalayan Mountains, Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort, comprises 15 colonial inspired buildings, all within a few minutes convenient walk of all guest areas. Just 62 Moksha Suites are available either as a stay with breakfast & dinner or with our more comprehensive The Moksha Experience packages. Regarding every stay is designed to perfectly deliver to individual travelers, romantic hideaways, honeymoon couples, and natural destination spa lovers for a unique suite experience amongst the Himalayan Mountains For accommodation, all Moksha guest suites are tastefully furnished in natural wood and stone finishes. The spacious Moksha suites comprises 75 square meters complete with separate furnished living room, private terrace, luxurious ove rsized private dressing and bathroom with extra-deep bathtub and heavenly rain shower, and a master bedroom with a king size bed, individually controlled air-conditioning, 2 LCD televisions with international satellite TV channels/programmes, radio and in-house music, DVD Player (on request), in-room safe, fully-supplied mini-bar and refrigerator, smoke detector, IDD line telephone (via switchboard), high-speed Internet access, hairdryer, and tea & coffee making facilities. Each Moksha Suite has stunning valley and panoramic mountain views from living areas and bathroom add to the total enjoyment Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3-5 Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort:

Therapies/Rituals
Ayurvedic and Wellness Consultation
Restorative Foot Therapy
Shirobhyanga Indian Head & Shoulder Massage
Grounding Aromatherapy Massage using Aphrodisiac Quality Blended Essential Oils of Rose, Sandalwood and Vetiver known as India’s Oil of Tranquility
Personalized Yoga Session per room (Daily AM/PM )
Personalized Meditation Session per room (Daily AM/PM)

Day 6 – Parwanoo to Kalka by surface:

Kalka to Delhi by Shatabadi express:1745-2155 hrs
Breakfast at hotel
1200 Noon standard check out time
You will be transferred by cable car from resort to base of the mountain and travel by road to Kalka
1745 hrs: Depart by Shatabadi express Local snacks, tea or coffee and Dinner will be served on board
2155 hrs: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival Delhi railway station transfer to your hotel
Overnight stay at hotel

Day 7 – Depart Delhi:

Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer from hotel to Delhi airport in time to board flight for onward journey

Kerala – Birds and Backwaters

Kerala – Birds and Backwaters

Kerala – Birds and Backwaters

Prices start from : £ 2,139

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  • Travel between : 01 Oct 18 and 09 Dec 18
  • Board Basis : As per Itinerary
  • Duration : 10 nights
  • Book by : 31 Aug 18
  • Includes : Flights from London Heathrow with Emirates Airport taxes
  • 6 nights accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • 4 nights accommodation on Full Board basis at Thattekad
  • All transfers, sightseeing & excursion as mentioned in itinerary by air-conditioned car
  • Entrance fees to the monuments
  • Services of local English speaking guide as per the
  • Itinerary during city tour
  • 1 day cruise with lunch on backwaters
  • Enjoy a day at Elephant Camp in Periyar and experience activities such as Elephant bathing, feeding and timber dragging
  • Boat ride at Lake Periyar
  • Visit Thattekad bird Sanctuary Kumarakom bird Sanctuary
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Detailed Itinerary ::

Highlights: Thattekad – Periyar – Kumarakom – Cochin
Other departures: Birmingham – £1999
Alternate travel dates: 16 Jan 19 – 31 Mar 19
Hotels:
Thattekad – Hornbill Camp 2*
Periyar – Cardamom County 4*
Kumarakom – Aveda Kumarakom 5*
Cochin – Flora Airport Hotel 4*

Itinerary::

Day 1:

London Heathrow to Dubai by flight
Dubai to Cochin by flight
Cochin to Thattekad by surface (Approx. 60 kms / 1 -2 Hrs)
– 08:05 Hrs: Arrive at Cochin.
– Upon arrival welcome, meet & assist at the airport by our representative and straight drive to Thattekad – The Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, covering an area of hardly 25 km², and located about 60 km north-east of Kochi (Kerala state, India), is one of the important bird sanctuaries of India. Salim Ali, one of the best known ornithologist has described this sanctuary as “the richest bird habitat on peninsular India”. The literal meaning of Thattekad is flat forest, the region is an evergreen low-land forest and is located between the branches of Periyar River, the longest river in Kerala. The Thattekad Bird Sanctuary has a rich and varied birdlife. Several species of birds, both forest birds as well as the water birds, visit the sanctuaries.
– Upon arrival at Thattekad, check in at hotel / homestay.
– Rest of the day at leisure.
– Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2: Thattekad

– Morning visit Thattekad Bird Sanctuary.
– Afternoon visit Thattekad Bird Sanctuary.
– Overnight stay at Hotel / Homestay

Day 3: Thattekad

– Morning visit Thattekad Bird Sanctuary.
– Rest of the day at leisure.
– Overnight stay at hotel / homestay.

Day 4: Thattekad

– Breakfast at the hotel / homestay
– Full day at leisure for independent activities and stay at hotel.
– Overnight stay at hotel / homestay.

Day 5: Thattekad to Periyar

Thattekad to Periyar by surface (Approx. 140 kms / 3 ½ – 4 ½ Hrs)
– Today after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Periyar – The scenic drive takes you through green hills with forests, plantation of tea, species and rubber, streams and waterfalls
– Upon arrival at Periyar, check in at hotel.
– Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6: Periyar

– Early morning take a boat ride on the lake in the Periyar National Park, a ‘Project Tiger’ reserve. A boat ride is the only way to see birds and observe closely the giant of Periyar – Elephants and Gaurs (The giant Indian Bison) without disturbing them on their way (Subject to availability)
– In the afternoon you can enjoy the program provided at the Elephant Camp at Periyar, you can experience the activities such as Elephant bathing, feeding, timber dragging. – Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 7: Periyar to Kumarakom

Periyar to Kumarakom by surface (Approx. 145 kms / 4 -5 Hrs)
– Today after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Kumarakom.
– Upon arrival at Kumarakom, check in at hotel.
– Rest of the day at leisure.
– Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8: Kumarakom

– This morning enjoy visiting Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, the bird sanctuary is spread across 14 acres. A visit to the bird sanctuary, set within the lush acrea of wooded land nearby, aquaints you to the variety of migratory birds that flock in thousand, some from the Himalayas, some even from as fare as Siberia.
– The main attractions are local birds like the waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, heron and the water duck, as well the migratory Siberian cranes. Parrots, teal, larks, flycatchers, wood beetle, and other birds are seen here during their respective migratory seasons and visit local villages.
– Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9: Kumarakaom

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– In the afternoon day cruise with lunch (Approx. 4 – 5 Hrs)
– Evening disembark the houseboat and check in at hotel.
– Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10: Kumarakom

Kumarakom to Cochin by surface (Approx. 80 kms / 2 Hrs)
– Breakfast at the hotel.
– 11:00 Hours checkout from hotel and drive to Cochin.
– Upon arrival at Cochin, check in at Hotel.
– Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11:

  • Cochin to Dubai by flight
  • Dubai to London Heathrow by flight
  • Transfer from hotel to Cochin airport in time to board the flight for London Heathrow via Dubai.

Kairali – The Ayurvedic Healing Village

Kairali – The Ayurvedic Healing Village

Kairali – The Ayurvedic Healing Village

Prices Start from £1499
Travel From 01 Oct 18
Travel Until 15 Dec 18
Book By05 Dec 18

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  • 7 nights accommodation in uniquely designed Independent Villas
  • Return airport transfer from Cochin airport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – Veg. only)
  • Daily allotment of in-room mineral water (1 per person per day, max of 2 bottles per room per day)
  • Unlimited supply of herbal water
  • Juice or Herbal tea after every treatment
  • Free use of Swimming pool , Library, Gym and all Indoor & Outdoor Facilities
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Notes:

  • Price based on 10 – 14 Persons (Sharing double / twin room)
  • Additional food-items will be charged extra
  • Internal medicines given for your treatment can only be ascertained as your treatment
    progresses and will cost extra

Bonus offer: Daily Yoga & Wellness Sessions

Itinerary::

Day 1: Cochin to Palakkad by surface (Approx. 125 kms, 3 Hrs):

– Upon arrival at Cochin airport welcome, meet and assist by our representative and drive to Palakkad.
– Upon arrival at Palakkad, check in at Kairali.
– Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at hotel.

Days 2 – 7: Palakkad:

– Kairali’s Yoga & Meditation Package.

Yoga & Wellness Session::

1. One Ayurvedic Therapy (Abhyangam) per person daily with Steam Bath
2. 2 Hours Private & One on One Yoga session daily in the morning
3. 30 minutes Private & One on One Meditation session daily in the evening
4. Lecture on Ayurveda (Once a Week)
5. Lecture on Yoga (Once a Week)
6. Daily Personal Lifestyle & Fitness Evaluation

Day 8::

Palakkad to Cochin by surface
Depart Cochin by flight
– Morning check out from Hotel and drive to Cochin airport to board flight for onward journey.

Best of Kerala – Gods Own Country

Best of Kerala – Gods Own Country

Best of Kerala – Gods Own Country

Prices start from : £1775

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  • Flights
  • Airport taxes
  • 7 nights accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • 1 night accommodation on Full Board basis at Houseboat
  • All transfer, sightseeing and excursion by air-conditioned car
  • Entrance fees to the monuments
  • Services of local English guide during city tour of Cochin
  • Kathkali dance show in Cochin
  • Boat ride at Lake Periyar
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Travel From 01 Nov 18
Travel Until 09 Dec 18
Book By 28 Oct 18

Highlights::

Cochin – Periyar – Backwaters – Mararikulam
Alternate travel dates: 15 Jan 19 – 30 Apr 19

Hotels::

Cochin – Radisson Blu Kochi 5*
Periyar – The Elephant Court 5*
Backwaters – Houseboat
Mararikulam – Abad Turtle Beach 3*

Cultural & Heritage Tour of Rajasthan

Cultural & Heritage Tour of Rajasthan

Cultural & Heritage Tour of Rajasthan

Prices start from : £ 2,625

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  • Travel between : 01 Oct 18 and 09 Oct 18
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  • Board Basis : Bed & Breakfast
  • Duration : 11 nights
  • Book by : 20 Sep 18
  • Includes : Flights from London with Jet Airways Airport taxes
  • 11 nights accommodation as per itinerary
  • All transfers, sightseeing and excursion as per
  • Itinerary by air-conditioned car
  • Services of local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to the monuments as per the itinerary
  • Boat ride at Lake Pichola, Udaipur
  • 30 Minutes Horse ride at Narlai

  • 1 Leopard Safari Dinner at Stepwell at Narlai
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Detailed Itinerary:

Highlights::

Udaipur – Jagdish Temple – Saheliyon-ki-Bari – Lake Pichola – Rawla Narlai – Jodhpur – Bluecity Walks – Ghanta Ghar – Mehrangarh Fort – Jaswant Thada – Umaid Bhawan Palace – Pushkar – Brahma Temple – Mandawa – Delhi

Alternative travel dates: 16 Jan 19 – 31 Mar 19

Hotels::

Udaipur – The LaLiT Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur 5*
Narlai – Rawla Narlai 3*
Jodhpur – Ajit Bhawan 3*
Pushkar – Hotel Pushkar Palace 4*
Mandawa – Castle Mandawa Hotel 3*
Delhi – Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity 5*

Itinerary::

Day 1: London Heathrow to Mumbai by flight:

Day 2: Mumbai to Udaipur by flight:

– 06:30 Hrs: Arrive at Udaipur – lies in a valley, amidst green hills on the banks of Lake Pichola. Along the shores of the lake is the palace of the Maharana. Within the palace, view peacocks in mosaic on the walls, floors inlaid
with tiles of rare beauty and roof gardens.
– Upon arrival meet & assist at the airport by our representative and transfer to hotel.
– Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3: Udaipur:

– Today after breakfast you will enjoy city tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace.

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.
– In the 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 to Narlai by surface (Approx. 150 kms / 3 -4 Hrs):

– Today after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Rawla Narlai , there is a palpable sense of detachment from the outside world. Situated in Rajasthan midway between Jodhpur & Udaipur, it exudes aun mistakable, inimitable experience that has become to be a signature of this 17th century “villa”.
– Upon arrival at Rawla Narlai, check in at hotel.
– Dinner at the step well.
– Have you ever thought of enjoying a dinner at the stepwells of the ancient times, constructed by some ruler in his times? If no, then Rawla Narlai is your destination to plan for! You can taste the authentic flavor of Rajasthani royalty and hospitality at 16th century old Baoli, also known as Stepwell. You can gather in the courtyard, enjoy a drink with the royal residents who will tell you about the tales and rich history of the locals and the heritage. You can also adorn yourself with traditional scarf and turbans or travel via bullock carts that are arranged at the hotel for the guests.
– Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5: Rawla Narlai:

– Morning 30 Minutes Horse Ride.
– In the afternoon leopard sighting – Approx. 2 – 3 Hrs ride.
– Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6: Rawla Narlai to Jodhpur by surface (Approx. 150 Kms, 3 Hrs):

– Today after breakfast checkout from hotel and 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.
– Upon arrival at Jodhpur, check in at Hotel. In the evening enjoy heritage walk through the blue city (Old city) of Jodhpur and Clock Tower.
– Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 7: Jodhpur:

– Morning excursion to Bishnoi Village.

Bishnoi Village:
Bishnoi Village Safari is the organization started by Rajas and Maharaja’s of Jodhpur to show that Indian and foreign guest a glaimpse of rich cultural life around their state of Marwar, A True Rajasthan.
– In the afternoon enjoy city tour of Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort.

Mehrangarh Fort:
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:
One of the fascinating palaces of Jodhpur, Maharaja Umaid Singh constructed in20th Century. A part of the palace has now been converted into a hotel and a museum.
– Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 8: Jodhpur to Pushkar by surface (Approx. 200 kms / 5 Hrs):

– Today after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Pushkar – situated around the holy lake with mythological significance.
– Upon arrival at Pushkar, check in at hotel.
Please Note: No alcohol and no meat available at these places and due respect must be given to the religious sentiments of the local people.
– In the evening visit Brahma Temple and the Ghats and witness the pilgrims taking a ritual dip in the lake.
– Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9: Pushkar to Mandawa by surface (Approx. 280 kms kms / 5 -6 Hrs):

– Today after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Mandawa – small town in the Shekhawati region. Upon arrival at Mandawa, check in at hotel.
– Rest of the day at leisure.
– Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10: Mandawa:

– Today after breakfast visit of Mandawa Havelis. Of interest are the Chokhani and Ladia Havelis, as well as the street with the Saraf Havelis. A Shiva temple with a rock crystal lingam can also be visited. The medieval fort of Mandawa gradually rises on the horizon like a mirage. A breathtaking view of the town can be seen from the terrace of Castle Mandawa.
– Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11: Mandawa to Delhi by surface (Approx. 265 kms / 6 -7 Hrs):

– Today after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Delhi.
– Upon arrival at Delhi, check in at hotel.
– Rest of the day at leisure.
– Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 12: Delhi to London Heathrow by flight:

– Breakfast at the hotel.
– Transfer from hotel to Delhi airport in time to board flight for London Heathrow.

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