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Medical tourists are generally residents of the industrialized nations of the world and primarily come from The United States, Canada, Great Britain, Western Europe, Australia, and The Middle East. Currently medical tourists are traveling in large numbers to South and Southeast Asia, the East Indies, and South America, and North Africa although other places are beginning to tailor services aimed specifically at medical tourists as well.
7 Nights/8 Days Delhi / Agra / Jaipur
Day 01 Delhi Arrive Delhi International airport. Meet assist and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon proceed on a half day tour of Old Delhi, including the Red Fort & the Jama Masjid. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 02 Delhi In the morning, proceed on a half day tour of New Delhi, the capital Designed by Lutyens and characterised by wide, tree-lined avenues and magnificent colonial buildings. Drive past India Gate, the President’s Palace and visit the Qutub Minar. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 03 Agra This morning you drive to Agra (4 hrs drive). On arrival in Agra, check into your hotel. In the evening, a half day tour of Agra city takes you on a visit to the Taj Mahal – one of the wonders of the world and the Agra Fort, a magnificent citadel with exquisite marble palaces, ornate alcoves and terrace pavilions. Overnight in Agra.
Day 04 Jaipur Morning at leisure in Agra. In the afternoon, drive to Jaipur (5 hrs drive), enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted, but perfectly preserved sandstone city, built by Emperor Akbar but abandoned after only 15 years. On arrival in Jaipur, check into your hotel. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 05 Jaipur This morning proceed for a half day tour of Amber fort. The final ascent to this ancient city is made on elephant back. In Amber, you will see magnificent palaces with walls covered with mirrored mosaics. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 06 Jaipur In the morning proceed for a half day tour of Jaipur city. Visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar- the astrological observatory, and the five story façade of the Palace of the Winds. Rest of the day free for personal activities. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 07 Jaipur/Delhi Delhi Drive from Jaipur to Delhi (5.5hrs drive) this morning. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 08 Onward Onward Transfer to the airport to board flight for your onward destination.
7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS ITINERARY – 2NTS THEKKADY / 2NTS KUMARAKOM / 2NTS MARARI BEACH / 1NT COCHI
Day 1 Cochin-Thekkady : Arrive Cochin International Airport. On arrival, drive directly to Thekkady (5 hours) and check into Spice Village. Overnight at Spice Village.
Day 2 Thekkady : Go on a boat safari in Lake Periyar. Herds of playful wild elephants have made Periyar Lake their favourite haunt for frolicking in the water. Scores of them can be witnessed bathing and swimming here. Later visit a Spice Plantation. Overnight at Spice Village
Day 3 Thekkady-Kumarakom : After breakfast drive to Kumarakom (4 hours). Kumarakom is Kerala’s heartland of lagoons, palm fringed lakes, and paddy fields, inter-linked with hundreds of winding canals. Check-in at Coconut Lagoon. Go on a sunset cruise in the evening. Overnight at Coconut Lagoon.
Day 4 Kumarakom : Visit the bird sanctuary in the morning. On the western side of the Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is famous for the seasonal migratory birds that come to this bird sanctuary in their respective seasons. Also visit a Farm House. Overnight at Coconut Lagoon.
Day 5 Kumarakom-Mararikulam: Around noon, transfer to Mararikulam (45 minutes) a famous beach resort of Kerala. Check into the Marari Beach Hotel. Rest of the day leisure by beach. Overnight at Marari Beach.
Day 6 Mararikulam : Full day at leisure on the beach. Overnight at Marari Beach.
Day 7 Mararikulam-Cochin : After breakfast drive to Cochin (1 hour 15 mins). Check into Casino Hotel. Go on a sightseeing tour and harbour cruise in the evening. Overnight at Casino Hotel.
Day 8 Cochin-Onwards : After breakfast transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
10 Nights/11Days Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Kajuraho, Varanasi, Delhi.
Day 01 Delhi Arrive Delhi International airport. Meet assist and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, a half day tour of Old Delhi, includes Red Fort and Jama Masjid. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 02 Jaipur In the morning, a half day tour of New Delhi, the capital designed by Lutyens and characterised by wide, tree-lined avenues and magnificent colonial buildings. Drive past India Gate, the President’s Palace and visit the Qutub Minar. In the afternoon drive to Jaipur (5.5 hrs drive). Arrive Jaipur and check into your Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 03 Jaipur This morning drive to Amber where you will ride on elephant back to the Fort. En-routedrive by the Palace of the Winds. In the afternoon visit the City Palace & Jantar Mantarthe astronomical observatory. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 04 Agra Drive to Agra (5 hrs drive) via Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city which Akbar built is his capital in the 6th century & abandoned just 15 years later. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Agra.
Day 05 Agra In the morning proceed for a half day tour of Agra city, visiting the Taj Mahal , the massive Agra Fort and the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah. Overnight in Agra.
Day 06 Khajuraho Morning at leisure. Later transfer to the airport for your flight to Khajuraho. On arrival in Khajuraho, meet, assistand transfer to your Hotel. Overnight in Khajuraho.
Day 07 Khajuraho This morning, a half day tour of the intricately carved erotic sculptures of the Chandela dynasty set in the centre of this small town. Overnight in Khajuraho.
Day 08 Varanasi Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi, meet, assist and transfer to your Hotel.Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 09 Varanasi In the morning drive to Sarnath, where Buddha preached his first sermon. Later explore Varanasi city with its myriad temples and museum. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 10 Delhi Early morning boat ride along the River Ganges & see thefamous bathing ‘ghats’, where the gathered faithful ritually clean themselves. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Delhi. Overnight Delhi.
Day 11 Onward Transfer to the airport to board flight for your onward destination. Khajuraho.
12 NIGHTS/13 DAYS Chennai/ Thanjavur/ Madurai/ Thekkady/ Kumarakom/ Kovalam Mumbai
Day 01 Chennai On arrival Chennai, meet, assist and transfer to hotel. This afternoon you will tour Chennai visiting some of India’s oldest British monuments, including Fort St George & the Garrison Church of St.Mary’s, the oldest Anglican church in India. Overnight in Chennai.
Day 02 Chennai Full day excursion to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram.Visit Kanchipuram, one of the most sacred cities in India. Later proceed to Mahabalipuram, once capital of the Pallava Kings to see the fascinating temples. Return to Chennai in the evening. Overnight in Chennai.
Day 03 Thanjavur In the morning transfer to Chennai airport for your flight to Tiruchirappalli (Trichy). On arrival, visit the Rock Fort Temple and St Joseph’s College in Trichy, before driving onward to Thanjavur (2hrs drive). Arrive Thanjavur and check into your hotel. Overnight in Thanjavur.
Day 04 Thanjavur Capital of the Chola Kings and home to 93 temples, you will visit the ‘Big Temple’. Outside Tanjore we will travel to the magnificent temple complexes of Gangaikonda-cholapuram & Darasuram. Overnight in Thanjavur.
Day 05 Madurai In the morning drive to Madurai (4.5 hrs drive). On arrival in Madurai, check into your hotel. In the evening visit the Meenakshi Temple, the Teppakkulam Tank and the ancient Tirumala Nayak Palace. Overnight in Madurai.
Day 06 Thekkady Early morning drive to Thekkady (9.5hrs drive), through rice paddies & tea plantations. Arrive Thekkady and check into your hotel. Overnight in Thekkady.
Day 07 Thekkady Today take a boat cruise on Lake Periyar to view the surrounding wildlife. Overnight in Thekkady.
Day 08 Kumarakom This morning you will drive to Kumarakom (4.5 hrs drive) On arrival check into your hotel. Overnight in Kumarakom.
Day 09 Kovalam Drive to Kovalam (4.5 hrs drive). On arrival check into your hotel. Evening at leisure to visit the beach. Overnight in Kovalam.
Day 10 Kovalam In the morning you will be taken on a half day city tour of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to visit the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Zoological Gardens and Aquarium. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Kovalam.
Day 11 Kovalam Proceed on an excursion to Kanyakumari land’s end of India. Visit the Kanyakumari Temple, Gandhi Smarak Mandir, and Vivekanand’s Rock. Later return to Kovalam. Overnight in Kovalam.
Day 12 Mumbai Drive to Trivandrum (1.5 hrs drive) to connect your flight to Mumbai. On arrival in Mumbai, meet, assist and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Mumbai.
Day 13 Onward Transfer to the airport to board flight for your onward destination.
13 NIGHTS/14 DAYS Delhi/ Jaipur/ Ranthambore/ Jaipur/ Agra/ Khajuraho/ Bandhavgarh/ Kanha/ Delhi
Day 01 Delhi Arrive Delhi International Airport. Meet, assist and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon proceed on a half day tour of Old and New Delhi including the Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort and Jama Masjid and drive past Parliament House and India Gate. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 02 Jaipur In the morning drive from Delhi to Jaipur (5.5 hrs drive). On arrival check into hotel. The afternoon’s sightseeing includes the City Palace, Jantar Mantar- the astronomical observatory and Hawa Mahal the Palace of Winds. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 03 Ranthambore In the morning drive from Jaipur to Ranthambore (3.5 hrs drive) As the park is relatively small it is possible to see quite a wide variety of animals and birds including leopards, tigers and jungle cats. Overnight in Ranthambore.
Day 04 Ranthambore Early morning and evening game drives by jeep to explore the varied wildlife. Overnight in Ranthambore.
Day 05 Jaipur Morning drive from Ranthambore to Jaipur (3.5 hrs drive). On arrival, check into hotel. Thereafter, proceed on a the tour of Amber fort beginning with an elephant ride to the gates of the fort and a full tour including the beautiful Diwan-i-aam and the Mirror Palace. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 06 Agra Drive from Jaipur to Agra (5 hrs drive) via Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary where a local guide will conduct a tour of this fascinating reserve. In the afternoon, on to Fatehpur Sikri the deserted red sandstone city which Akbar built as his capital in the 16th century & abandoned 15 years later. On arrival in Agra, check into your hotel. Overnight in Agra.
Day 07 Agra A half day tour of some of the most magnificent sights in India the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Overnight in Agra.
Day 08 Khajuraho Transfer to the airport for your flight to Khajuraho. Arrive Khajuraho and transfer to your hotel. An afternoon tour of the spectacular temples leaves an unforgettable memory. Overnight in Khajuraho.
Day 09 Bandhavgarh This morning drive from Khajuraho to Bandhavgarh (4.5 hrs drive). During the late afternoon it may be possible to see an extensive variety of animals including tiger, leopard, sloth , bear, gaur and sambar. Overnight in Bandhavgarh.
Day 10 Bandhavgarh A full day spent either by a jeep or on an elephant to view the wildlife. Overnight in Bandhavgarh.
Day 11 Kanha In the morning, drive from Bandhavgarh to Kanha National Park (4.5 hrs drive), featured so vividly in Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’. The multitude of wildlife that exist here allows one to see most of India’s wildlife in its natural habitat. Overnight in Kanha.
Day 12 Kanha Visit the Park to view wildlife by jeep or elephant. The wildlife includes deer, chital, black buck , gaur, hyenas and leopard. Overnight in Kanha.
Day 13 Delhi In the morning drive to Nagpur (6 hrs drive) to connect for your flight to Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 14 Onwards Transfer to the airport to board flight for your onward destination.
4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS ITINERARY – LHASA/ TSEDANG/ LHASA
Day 1 ( Tue) Arrival at the world’s highest airport Gonggar Airport at Lhasa, from Kathmandu by air, and transfer to Tsedang city, approx 100 km/2.5hrs. drive, Overnight at hotel in Tsedang.
Day2 (Wed) Sightseeing included in this tour, part of which may be done on day of arrival as well. Samye Monastery: Is one of the most imposing sights of Tibet. Built between 763-756 AD, modeled on the University of Otantapuri in India and planned as a representation of the universe it has a collection of pagodas and Temple Yambru Lakang: The castle perched dramatically on a pinnacle above the valley is the oldest known dwelling in Tibet, reputedly the home of the Yarlong Kings. Overnight at Tsedang Hotel, Tsedang.
Day 3 (Thu) After breakfast, leave Tsedang 200 KM/4 hr drive. On the way visit Drepung Monastery. This ancient structure is said to be the largest Monastery in the world which once housed 10,000 Lamas. Check-in at hotel in Lhasa city. In the afternoon visit Norbulinkha. The name means “Jeweled Garden” a fitting title for this 200 year old park stretching 360,000sq meters. The 370 room summer palace of the Dalai Lama is located inside the park.
Day 4 (Fri) After breakfast, full day sightseeing of the following places of interest. Potala Palace: A fortress built atop Red Hill in the seventh century. Jokhang: This oldest Buddhist temple in Tibet (1300 years) contains Tibet’s most precious religious relic – a golden Sakyamuni Buddha, a gift of the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng. Barkor: This is Lhasa’s inner pilgrim circuit shaped roughly like an octagon, which runs around the Jokhang Temple and a typical Tibetan market place. Sera Monastery: Located outside the Lhasa city and home to 150 Monks. Several Buddhas of the Nepalese School are on display in the great meeting hall. Return to hotel & overnight at hotel in Lhasa.
Day 5 (Sat) After early morning breakfast, departure transfer to Gonggar airport, for Lhasa–Kathmandu flight.