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Dream Beaches, Exotic Wildlife & Erotic Temple

Highlights of the tour


Ganga Rituals in Varanasi - holiest of Hindu cities.
Erotic Temples of Khajurahoo.
Guaranteed sighting of tiger.
Goa - Dream Beaches of India.

10% discount if booked before 31st July

Day 1: Depart Gatwick or Manchester to Goa

Day 2 : Goa - Bombay
Met on arrival at Goa Airport and transfer to Domestic Airport for your flight to Bombay. On arrival at Bombay Airport, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3 : Bombay - Varanasi
Morning transfer to airport to connect flight for Varanasi. Arrive & transfer to hotel. Varanasi also commonly known as Banaras and Kashi, is a city situated on the left (west) bank of the River Ganga (Ganges) in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, regarded as holy by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains, and is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world.

Varanasi is an ancient centre of learning. Varanasi has always been the seat of renowned universities having been known as Kansi and Banaras at different times, the city is now known by its ancient name which means the region between the two rivers Varuna and Asi.

Afternoon excursion to Sarnath (9 kms), which is an important pilgrimage centre for Buddhist. This is where the Buddha preached his first sermon after getting enlightenment. The city is famous for its magnificent stupas, monasteries and temples. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 4 : Varanasi
An early start this morning for a dawn boat cruises on river Ganga. Ritual is a very important aspect of Hinduism and there is no better place to observe it than at the Ganges. You will view the thread ceremony, head shaving and food being offered to the departing souls. Also along its bank witness devotees bathing, cremating their dead and doing laundry. A walk through narrow twisting lanes will give you a chance to witness the various rituals of the pilgrims.

Sightseeing includes The Bharat Mata temple at Varanasi is the only temple dedicated to Mother India. It is located in the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth campus. The Durga Temple commonly known a monkey temple dedicated to goddess Durga, The Thulasi Manas temples and Benaras Hindu university.

Day 5 : Varanasi - Khajuraho
Morning free. Later transfer to airport to connect flight for Khajuraho.
Arrive & transfer to hotel. Khajuraho is a village in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, located in Chhatarpur District, about 385 miles (620 kilometres) southeast of Delhi, the capital city of India.

The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.One of the most popular tourist destinations in India, Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculpture.

The Khajuraho temples were built over a span of a hundred years, from 950 to 1050. Today, the temples serve as fine examples of Indian architectural styles that have gained popularity due to their explicit depiction of the traditional way of sexual life during medieval times.

Afternoon visit the Eastern group of temples which consists of 3 Hindu and 3 Jain temples, their proximity attests to the religious tolerance of the times in general and of the Chandela rulers in particular. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 6 : Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh
Morning visit the most important and fascinating western group of temples. UNESCO has declared the temples of Khajuraho a ‘world heritage’ site in order to preserve the rich legacy of architecture, bequeathed to future generations by the Kings of the Chandela dynasty.

These temples are famous for their intricate sculptures and erotic carvings that are one of the outstanding achievements of Indian art. Later drive to Bandhavgarh. Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the popular national parks in India located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh.

Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968 with an area of 105 km.The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is relatively high. The possibility of spotting Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Leopard and Tiger is very good.

The park is also densely populated with animals like the Chital (Spotted Deer), Sambar, Barking Deer, Nilgai (Blue Bull), Chowsingha (Four Horned Antelope) and is rich in bird life. Arrive at Bandhavgarh & check in at hotel, later afternoon game drive. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 7 : Bandhavgarh
Morning safari, afternoon safari. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 8: Bandhavgarh - Kanha
After breakfast drive to Kanha National Park, another Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, India. Kanha National Park was created on 1 June 1955. The park has a significant population of Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, the sloth bear, Barasingha and Indian wild dog.Arrive & check in at hotel, later afternoon game drive. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 9 :: Morning safari, afternoon safari. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10 : Kanha - Pench
After breakfast drive to Pench. The Pench National Park is located in northwestern Maharastra in India, about 70 km from the city of Nagpur. Spread over an area of 275 km², 10% area of the park is in Maharastra rest 90% of area is in the neighbouring state of Madhya Pradesh. The vegetation here is typical of the southern tropical deciduous forest. The common animals which can be seen are the gaur, sambhars, blue bulls, macaque, langur, wild boar, bears and wild dogs and the Park is well-known for its deers and leopards. A few tigers and civets can also be spotted sometimes. Arrive & check in at hotel, later afternoon game drive. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11 : Pench - Nagpur
Morning safari. Later drive to Nagpur. Arrive & check in at hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 12 : Nagpur - Mumbai - Goa
Drive to Nagpur airport to connect flight for Goa via Mumbai.

Day 13-15 : Goa
Goa at leisure.

Day 16 :
Departs Goa..

End of the tour.

     
 
Hotels Resort Board No of Nts
Suba Galaxy Bombay BB 01
Ideal Tower Varanasi BB 02
Ramada Khajuraho BB 02
White Tiger Forest Lodge Bhandavgarh FB 02
Bhagira Log Huts Kanha FB 02
Kipling Court Pench FB 01
Center Point Hotel Nagpur BB 01
Silla Goa Goa bB 03
FO = Flight Only | BB = Bed and breakfast | HB = Half Board | FB = Full Board | AI = All inclusive
Econ = Economy Class | Prem = Premium Economy | OW = One Way
Departures Price
Nov 2009 - Apr 2010 From £2249
Christmas and New Year supplement from £350
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Price Includes
International and domestic flights inclusive of airport taxes.
Accommodation on twin sharing as per the above mentioned hotels or similar.
Entrance fees for all national parks and monuments, 8 jeep safaris as specified in the itinerary.
Arrival/departure transfers and sight seeing in a non AC car with English speaking driver.
Assistance at airport and hotels by our representative.

Price does not Include
Above mentioned price does not include any unspecified meals, table drinking, telephone call, laundry, camera fee, tips, insurance and any other expense of personal nature.

Additional Information
Single and triple rooms, upgrade to hotels, tours and transfers as well as other regional airport departures are available at a supplement.
Above prices are subject to availability and may change without prior notice.
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