6 March 2018 • 20 Day India & Sri Lanka Solo Only Tour • Flights Included

  • Pricing

    Per person single price  –  $9,655


     Inclusions

    • Return Economy Class Airfares including Taxes
    • Private single rooms in quality accommodation
    • Meals as per itinerary [B=Breakfast/L=Lunch/D=Dinner]
    • Sightseeing tours and transfers as per itinerary
    • Tour Escort – travels with group from/to Brisbane
    • Local English speaking guide on all transfers and sightseeing tours
    • Tipping and gratuities & porterage fees

  • Itinerary

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    Tuesday, 6 March 2018

    Brisbane – New Delhi (D)
    Today we will meet our tour escort and fellow travellers at Brisbane International Airport for our flights to New Delhi.On arrival at Delhi International Airport we will be met by our tour guide who will accompany us to the awaiting vehicle to take us to our hotel.Once at the hotel a light dinner will be available. Hotel – Hotel Taj Princess

    Wednesday, 7 March 2018

    New Delhi (B-D)
    After breakfast we proceed for a city tour of New Delhi. New Delhi is built in a typically British colonial style with tree-lined avenues and colonial bungalows. Drive past India Gate, the 42 m high War Memorial Arch, the Parliament House, the Secretariat buildings and the Vice Regal Palace, now the official residence of the President of India.We also visit Humayuns Tomb – the Tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s son Akbar in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect chosen by Bega Begum. The remainder of the day is at leisure before our evening Welcome Dinner at “Paatra,”a local restaurant which are specialists in Mughlai Food. Hotel – Hotel Taj Princess

    Thursday, 8 March 2018

    New Delhi (B-D)
    After breakfast we will be taken for a further city tour which will include a visit to Qutab Minar – what was intended to be the most glorious tower of victory in the world and was to be the prototype of all minars in India. Later on we go down to Old Delhi to visit the 17th century Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. See Chandni Chowk, the shopping center of old Delhi and drive past the Red Fort for a photo stop. We will meet this evening for dinner at the hotel. Hotel – Hotel Taj Princess

    Friday, 9 March 2018

    New Delhi – Agra (B-D)
    We will have breakfast this morning before checking out, and setting out for Agra.Upon arrival we will check-in to the hotel and then proceed to visit Agra Fort. The construction of the Agra Fort was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565. Its massive walls stretch for 2½ km and are surrounded by a moat over 10 metres wide. The fort is really a city within a city, which embraces the Moti Masjid, the Diwan-i-Am or the Hall of Public Audiences, the Diwan-i-Khas or the Hall of Private Audiences, the Octagonal Tower, Jehangir’s Palace and many more monuments. Upon returning to the hotel there will time to relax and freshen up before we meet for dinner in the hotel. Hotel – Hotel The Taj Vilas Agra.

    Saturday, 10 March 2018

    Agra (B-D)
    Early this morning we proceed for an exquisite sightseeing tour of the Taj Mahal at sunrise.
    Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site, perhaps the most photographed monument in the world. However, no matter how many pictures you have seen and no matter how high your expectations are, the Taj never lets you down – the unparalleled glory and beauty of the building surpasses beyond all human imaginations. Upon our return to the hotel we will make our way to breakfast and then the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or to visit the Taj Mahal once again. This evening we will meet for dinner. Hotel – Hotel The Taj Vilas Agra

    Sunday, 11 March 2018

    Agra – Jaipur (B-D)
    After breakfast at the hotel, we will check out and make our way to Jaipur.Enroute we stop at Fatehpur Sikri – the magnificent fortified ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 as his capital and abandoned 15 years later, allegedly due to a severe scarcity of water. We will visit the graceful buildings within such as the Jami Masjid, the tomb of Salim Chisti, the Panch Mahal, Diwan I Khas and other palaces. It is a place where Islamic architecture fuses with Hindu and Jain decorative art. Once at the hotel, we will check in and have time to relax and refresh before meeting for dinner. Hotel – The Wall Street

    Monday, 12 March 2018

    Jaipur (B-D)
    This morning after breakfast we will proceed for a city tour of Jaipur including a visit to the ancient Rajput capital of Amber – 11 km from the city. This fort-palace was begun by Raja Man Singh and used by the Rajputs as their stronghold until Sawai Jai Singh II moved to the newly created Jaipur. The fort provides breathtaking views of the lake below. Next we visit the Maharaja’s City Palace and the Jantar Mantar Observatory. Jaipur’s walled City Palace (1732 AD) occupies one-seventh of the city’s area. See the Mubarak Mahal, museums of textiles and armoury and Jantar Mantar, literally meaning “instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens” is the oldest in India.

    There will be time for a photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and we will also drive past the rose-pink residential and business areas of Jaipur. Upon returning to the hotel we have time to relax, unwind and refresh before meeting for dinner. Hotel – The Wall Street

    Tuesday, 13 March 2018

    Jaipur – Mumbai (B-D)
    After breakfast will be transferred to Jaipur airport where we will board our flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival in Mumbai we will be met and transferred to our hotel. The remainder of our day is at leisure until we meet for dinner in the hotel’s restaurant. Hotel – Hotel Comfort Inn Heritage

    Wednesday, 14 March 2018

    Mumbai (B-D)
    After an enjoyable breakfast we will set out for a tour of Elephanta Caves. The island of Elephanta is an hour away from Mumbai by motor launch. The cave temples here were excavated between the 5th and 8th centuries AD and are famous for their magnificently sculpted panels.

    In the afternoon we will proceed for a half day city tour of Mumbai including driving past Marine Drive, Mumbai’s most popular seaside promenade, and see the Kamla Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens on the slopes of the Malabar hills, offering a nice view of Chowpatty beach. Visit the Jain temple, Mani Bhawan where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay, and the Dhobi Ghat. We return to the hotel to freshen up and then meet for dinner. Hotel – Hotel Comfort Inn Heritage

    Thursday, 15 March 2018

    Mumbai – Colombo (B-D)
    Today we will meet for a leisurely breakfast and have the day at leisure. This will be the perfect time to purchase any last minute souvenirs before we commence our journey to Sri Lanka. We will meet in the hotel lobby and then be transferred to the Mumbai International Airport for our flight to Colombo. On arrival in Colombo International Airport we will be met and transferred to our hotel. After check in, we will have a light dinner. Hotel – The Steuart by Citrus

    Friday, 16 March 2018

    Colombo – Sigiriya (B-D)
    This morning we meet for breakfast within the hotel before heading out for the day to Pinnawela where we will visit the Elephant Orphanage. It is one of the most visited sites of Sri Lanka. Afterwards we will proceed to Sigiriya, where we will get to experience a local cooking demonstration. We will then make our way to Hiriwaduna Village and check into our hotel for the night. We will meet this evening for dinner in the resort. Hotel – Aliya Resort and Spa Sigiriya

    Saturday, 17 March 2018

    Sigiriya (B-D)
    After a hearty breakfast to start our day we will be off to ascend the rock fortress of Sigiriya dating from the V century and is a heritage site, built by King Kashyapa. We visit the world-renowned frescoes of heavenly maidens of Sigiriya, located in a sheltered hollow rock which is accessed by a spiral staircase. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster. Later we visit Polonnaruwa, which was the second capital of Sri Lanka in the 11th and 12th centuries, and is the heritage of humanity. You can see the ruins of the royal palace, Gal Viharaya – where there are 4 statues of Buddha carved in rock, audience hall, bath Lotus and Parakramabahu statues of Kings and Parakrama. We return to the hotel for leisure time before meeting for this evening’s dinner. Hotel – Aliya Resort and Spa Sigiriya

    Sunday, 18 March 2018

    Sigiriya – Kandy (B-D)
    After breakfast we embark on a fun exploration showcasing the world heritage listed Dambulla Cave temple. We spend the day visiting the Ritigala Ruins & Dambulla Temple and drive out to Kandy with a detour en-route to visit the spice garden in Matale where the spices that tantalise your taste buds come from. Arriving at our hotel in late afternoon, we will check in before meeting for dinner. Hotel – Cinnamon Citadel

    Monday, 19 March 2018

    Kandy – Nuwara Eliya (B-D)
    After breakfast today we leave for Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya is a beautiful mountain station 1868m above sea level. The city is well-kept and neat, and with its British like red-brick walls, mock-Tudor half-timbering and a country club, complete with hunting pictures and mounted trophies, it is sometimes referred to as “Little England”. Upon arriving at Nuwara Eliya, we will visit a tea plantation to learn how tea is produced. We will check in to our hotel and meet this evening for dinner. Hotel – Araliya Green Hills Hotel

    Tuesday, 20 March 2018

    Nuwara Eliya (B-D)
    After an early breakfast we leave for Horton Plains, the highest plateau in the country. It is one of the very important National Parks in Sri Lanka, especially for its topographical variations. It has unique vegetation and is famous for many rare and endemic highland birds. The most awesome physical feature of the Horton Plains is the escarpment that falls 880 meters to the lowlands of the southern region of the island. Aptly known as the Worlds End the view from the precipice of the countryside below towards the south coast is spectacular. After returning to Nuwara Eliya, we will head out for an afternoon sightseeing tour of the city. Early evening we will meet for dinner in the hotel.Hotel – Araliya Green Hills Hotel

    Wednesday, 21 March 2018

    Nuwara Eliya – Tissamaharama (B-L-D)
    After breakfast we descend from the cool hills into the jungles of Yala. En route spend some time watching the Ella Gap and the Rawana Waterfalls, a sight to behold with a scenic backdrop of mountains and valleys. It is featured in the Rawana mythology, where Sita is said to have bathed from this waterfall while she was in captivity. Upon arrival at the hotel we will check in and enjoy a relaxing lunch. The remainder of our day is at a leisure until we meet for this evening’s dinner at the hotel. Hotel – Oak Ray Lake Resort

    Thursday, 22 March 2018

    Tissamaharama (B-L-D)
    This morning we will enjoy breakfast together before heading out on a Full Day Safari in Yala National Park – the oldest and best-known of Sri Lanka’s national parks. We will be in search of leopards, elephants, buffalo and black bears. Lunch will be served at the resort and we will have some leisure time in the late afternoon. This evening we will meet for dinner. Hotel – Oak Ray Lake Resort

    Friday, 23 March 2018

    Tissamaharama – Hikkaduwa (B-D)
    After breakfast we will check out from the hotel and leave for the Fort city – Galle. A day excursion around the Galle city (pronounced ‘gawl’) shows us that this is the best example of a walled city in South Asia. Built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century, it was extensively fortified by the Dutch in the 17th century. When you enter the old city gates of this World Heritage Site you can’t help but notice the grand colonial houses and boutique shops and of course the beautiful beaches on the fringes of town. We will also visit the Dutch Museum in the Fort before heading back towards Hikkaduwa to check into our hotel. Freshen up before meeting for this evening’s dinner in the hotel. Hotel – Citrus Hikkaduwa

    Saturday, 24 March 2018

    Hikkaduwa (B-D)
    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before spending the entire day at leisure.

    The seaside town of Hikkaduwa is a popular destination with backpackers because of its idyllic beach setting and variety of water sport activities. Surfers flock here for some of the best waves on the island. Divers and snorkelers don’t have to travel far as the bay is home to localised coral reefs and offshore there is a bounty of colourful underwater life to be seen. Good restaurants and a vibrant night life along the café-lined beaches, add to its ambience and allure. Our escort will let us know their plans for the day and you are welcome join them or perhaps you’d like to explore on your own or with newfound friends. Or maybe you’d like to just spend the day relaxing by the pool and enjoying the hotel facilities. This evening we will meet for dinner. Hotel – Citrus Hikkaduwa

    Sunday, 25 March – Monday, 26 March 2018

    Hikkaduwa – Brisbane (B)
    After breakfast we have some time at leisure before check out and make our way to Colombo. This afternoon we can drive through the commercial and city centre known as the “Fort”. Alternatively you may indulge in some last minute shopping.

    Late afternoon we will be transferred to Colombo International Airport for our return flights.

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