Welcome to India! You are received at Indira Gandhi International Airport by our guiding representative and assisted towards your hotel. You are briefed on your tour details and comfortably settled through to be at ease before you get ready for the adventure-filled tour.
Have your breakfast, and get ready to take your first tour outing. Start with Old Delhi to see Jama Masjid and take a feel of the local life moving around the local bazaar of Chandni Chowk on a cycle rickshaw. Pass by Red Fort before moving towards New Delhi for Qutub Minar. Proceed to Raj Ghat, drive along the city landmarks of India Gate, Parliament House, President’s House, and Notable State Buildings and stop for photo opportunities there. Finish today taking a glance at a colorful Hindu Temple – Laxmi Narayan Temple.
Get ready to head towards Agra by a private AC vehicle (makes for 4-5 hours of journey) with your private driver. Take your coffee or photo session breaks at your request any time en-route. On arrival, check in to your pre-booked hotel.
Early morning visit to the marvelous Taj Mahal. Take a glimpse of the marble wonder in all its glory as the sun rises. Return to your hotel for breakfast. This afternoon, visit Agra Fort and other prominent places. End your day at Mehtab Bagh, on the opposite side of the Yamuna River, which gets you a glorious sunset view of the Taj Mahal.
Wake up early and head towards Jaipur (approx. 5 hours), stopping en route to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the now-abandoned former capital of Emperor of Akbar, portraying one of the finest Mughal architectures. Check in to the hotel upon your arrival in Jaipur. Spend the rest of the day as you please.
Day 6 is reserved for a full-day private tour of Amber Fort and Jaipur city. You start with a jeep ride towards the entrance of Hillside Amber Fort, located in Amber, an adjacent town 11 km away from Jaipur city. Inside also visit the fabulous Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors). By the afternoon return to Jaipur city and ascend towards Maharaja City Palace, a notable royal palace with seven storeys, before you check out the prominent world heritage site Jantar Mantar. Another notable site that follows is the wind-palace, Hawa Mahal which is synonymous with Jaipur’s architectural grandeur and is recognized worldwide. Walk through the pink rose garden as well as business centers of Jaipur in the evening hours before your head back to your planned stay.
This day in the morning you take your route to Delhi. Upon arrival, you get time to pamper yourself with some gift shopping before our representative escorts you to the international airport to get you boarded on a flight for Sri Lanka. You reach the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’- Sri Lanka! On arrival in Colombo, you meet your private chauffeur-guide and are escorted to your hotel in Negombo, a seaside town which takes only 20 minutes to drive from the airport. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Your day at Negombo begins with exploring the local areas and markets that represent the Sri Lankan culture at its best. As you walk through this historical commercial centre you will see a network of canals teeming with rural life. The market is situated lakeside and is known for a rich variety of sea life including lobsters, crabs, and prawns. As you stride through the lake you would find stalls piled with the shark, barracuda, squid, and rarest of sea creatures and get a great insight into local commerce. In the afternoon, you take a 5 hours drive to head inland to Dambulla. The place accommodates vibrantly decorated cave-temples and offers a host of natural marvels and historic repositories.
Have your breakfast and start with a visit to the landmark of this country, the 5th-century legendary sky citadel of “Lion Rock” – considered as one of the most significant tourist spots in Sri Lanka. In the afternoon, make your move to the rural village of Hiriwadunna. Travel into the greens of the Sri Lankan countryside taking a jeep or a tuk-tuk ride. At dusk, enjoy your boat ride to the other side of the lake, experience the fantastic sunset view, and get to see a view full of colorful birds, butterflies, and flora.
Take up an early move towards the famous Dambulla Cave Temple, home to many magnificent Buddha images and rock painting from the 2nd century BC. Continue to the Ceylon’s old capital of Kandy, consider a stopover in a vast spice garden to learn about a wide variety of spices Sri Lanka has to offer. Don’t miss a15-minute complimentary Ayurveda Massage here! As you arrive in Kandy, enjoy your time with a vivid and traditional cultural dance (Kandyan Dance) before you reach a nearby sacred Buddhist Temple – Tooth Relic. The Puja Ritual held in the temple with all the fanfare, trumpets, drums, and brightly-clad Monks gets you to experience the spiritual and religious dispositions of Sri Lanka at its best.
This morning, Visit Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya which is known to have 300+ varieties of orchids, medicinal plants, spices, and palm trees. As you get free, spend the afternoon time as you please. Either take a leisure break at your hotel or browse through the city area exploring the downtown market and take a walk around the Kandy Lake.
Today, get ready to leave for Galle which is approximately 6 hours drive from Kandy. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day as you please.
Now, you make a move towards the Dutch Fort, the colonial heart of Galle. Known as one of Sri Lanka’s best-preserved fortresses, the Dutch Fort offers great architecture and a fine collection of art and artifacts held by small museums and Dutch churches within its periphery. Later in the row, you could tramp by the bulwark walls and enjoy the views. At dusk, try one of the local restaurants for dinner in the fort. These look really beautiful being lit up at night. Your overnight stay is planned at Galle.
In the morning, you will board a train at Galle Railway station to reach Colombo City. The railway route from Galle to Colombo goes along the coast and renders a lovely scenic view. These 3-4 hours’ of the journey you can spend time communicating with the fellow local travelers and taking photos with the salient backdrop with beautiful views of the ocean and some spectacular places the train passes by. Upon arrival, be received by the guide at Colombo railway station. Get transferred to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day as you wish.
On the last day of the 15-day spell, take a guided city tour to take glimpses of Colombo’s colonial legacies including Independence Square, a mile-long promenade of Galle Face Green, Gangaramaya Temple of Colombo, and Colombo’s National Museum. As you drive back to your hotel get to see the former British Administrative Center. Later in the afternoon, you will be transferred to CMB airport for your onward flight taking awning memories back home.