Welcome to India at the Delhi International Airport, the first point in the Delhi to Colombo tour package by Real Asia.
Upon arrival, a Real Asia representative would greet you outside the airport. You can recognize them by the Real Asia placard with your name on it. The representative would assist you with a transfer from the airport to the hotel and the necessary check-in procedures. Relax with an overnight stay at the hotel.
Begin your morning with a hearty breakfast and then move ahead for a combined city tour of Delhi.
The first stop would be at Raj Ghat, the memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Then, the tour would proceed on a drive past the magnificent Red Fort and moving towards the Jama Masjid. The Red Fort was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648 with sandstones and was originally white. The fort stands as a center for political and social affairs in modern India alongside being a witness to many notable milestones in India’s history. The tour’s next destination is the Jama Masjid, which was constructed in the period between 1644 and1656 by Shah Jahan and is considered as one of the largest mosques in the world with the capacity for 25,000 people in the courtyard. The Jama Masjid also inspires diversity as is reflected from the western portion with a huge hall featuring 260 different columns that are built according to Jain and Hindu architectural patterns.
The tour would then move ahead for an enjoyable walk in the Spice Market at Old Delhi. The market is renowned for wholesale grocery and is the largest wholesale spice market in Asia where you could find all varieties of tea, rice, spices, herbs, and nuts. The market is located near the Red Fort and has been operating on the Khari Baoli Road since the 17th century. The Fatehpuri Masjid is located nearby at the western end of Chandni Chowk and is a notable attraction in Colombo holiday packages from India. This attraction is profoundly noted in the heritage circuit of Old Delhi. In the next phase of the tour, we shall move towards Imperial Delhi, and the first highlight would be the Qutub Minar that was constructed by the orders of Qutub-ud-din-Aibak in 1199. Some of the other historical monuments in the vicinity of Qutub Minar include the Alai Darwaza, Tomb of Iltutmish, Iron Pillar of Delhi, Sanderson’s Sundial, Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque, the Tomb of Imam Zamin, Major Smith’s Cupola, the Alai Minar and Ala-ud-din’s Madrasa and Tomb. The general public access to the inside of the tower was allowed before 1981 when a stampede due to sudden electricity failure and darkness in the tower’s staircase took 45 lives. The Iron Pillar near Qutub Minar is also another wonder which has endured the test of time without rusting for more than almost 2000 years. The other places that would be covered on wheels include the Parliament building, the India Gate and the residence of India’s President, the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Explore the magnificence of these buildings from the exterior before returning to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Move ahead for a drive passing by the Red Fort and then towards the Jama Masjid. The Red Fort stands in all its magnificence with a scenic view of the River Yamuna. This monument was built by the Mughals in the period from 1638 to 1648 with the Mughal Empire at its pinnacle of the rule.
The second attraction in the tour would be the Jama Masjid which is renowned as one of the largest mosques in Asia. You would take a look at the mosque from the outside. The notable feature of this place is the massive crowd near the mosque and people visiting in large numbers to the nearby bazaar that can rarely be found as quiet.
Return to the hotel for a fulfilling dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Start your day with a hearty breakfast and proceed for a drive to Jaipur that would start at 0800Hrs.
Jaipur is supposed to have been founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 and is also renowned as the first planned city in India. The city is the largest in Rajasthan and has earned the nickname ‘Pink City’ because of painting the whole city in terracotta pink for extending a grand welcome to the Prince of Wales in 1876. The drive to Jaipur would take almost five hours to cover the distance of 230 km. Check-in to the hotel upon arrival. The rest of the day is allowed for leisure.
An optional evening tour to Rajmandir Cinema Hall is available. The theatre hall was inaugurated in 1976 and is renowned as one of the largest in Asia. The period for construction of the Rajmandir was almost ten years and is renowned for its beautiful interior work. You could also opt for a visit to ‘Chokhi Dhani’ which is a renowned five-star ethnic village resort for local delicacies. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
Finish up with your breakfast early in the morning for a full day city tour of Jaipur.
The first stop would be the Amber Fort that is a symbol of Jaipur’s heritage built in 1727 and is one of the notable places to visit in Jaipur. The fort was personalized by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the 18th century and has its present appearance attributed to him.
The tour would also proceed towards the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds which is renowned for its architecture that allows appropriate ventilation. The Hawa Mahal was built for the royal ladies to take a look at the happenings in the street below without showing their faces. The visit to City Palace complex would be an opportunity to explore the wide assortment of arms, decorative pieces of art with traditional Mughal and Rajasthani architecture and art as well as royal costumes, carpets, and ornaments housed in the complex. The tour would also include a visit to the Jantar Mantar, a renowned observatory built in the 18th century. Enjoy a spiritual evening with the Arati ceremony at the Birla Mandir and return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Begin the day with a drive to Agra from Jaipur that would take almost 5 hours. On the way, the tour would stop at one of the Jaipur to Agra tourist places, the city of Fatehpur Sikri which was constructed in 1569 by Mughal Emperor, Akbar in honor of the Sufi saint, Salim Chisti. This city served as the court of Akbar until its abandonment owing to non-availability of water. However, the city has been preserved perfectly, and many historical elements are intact. Arrive at Agra and check-in to the hotel.
Have breakfast at the hotel and check-out from the hotel for a trip to the Agra Fort which was the seat of Mughal rule for many generations. It is also renowned as a popular piece of Mughal architecture. Then drive to Delhi after the visit and overnight stay at the hotel.
Start for a sunrise visit to the world-renowned Taj Mahal! The Taj Mahal is one of the most renowned and visually majestic monuments in the world and is the focal point for attracting numerous tourists from all over the globe. The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum dedicated to the memory of Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, who ordered its construction in 1632, a year after the death of the former. The monument was constructed with the efforts of almost 22,000 laborers, stonecutters, painters, and embroidery artists and took almost 17 years for completion. One of the interesting details about the Taj Mahal is that it changing hues at different times of the day indicate the changing moods of the Emperor’s wife. During the Indian rebellion of 1857, the British army took away many precious stones from the Taj Mahal. The palace garden of Taj Mahal flourished with rich flora in more than 60 large flowerbeds as well as enriched foliage. The British imperialism in the late 19th century has imparted the subtleness in the Taj Mahal’s garden which is more commonly observed in English gardens. The monument has also been protected from attacks during international conflicts such as World War II and wars between India and Pakistan by extensive scaffolding to conceal the monument from airborne attackers. The visual appeal of the Taj Mahal has adequately noticed in almost every angle as well as the intricate marble inlay work. You would get loads of time to view the majestic building and be amazed at its astounding architecture. The only thing to be kept as an important concern is the fact that it is closed for a public visit on Fridays.
After completing the tour of the Taj Mahal, proceed for a drive to Delhi for four hours to catch the connecting flight to Kolkata.
Check-in at the hotel upon arrival and stay overnight.
Start your day with breakfast. Take your time to spend the day in Kolkata for leisure activities with Real Asia’s Kolkata to Colombo tour package. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Begin the day with a hearty breakfast and spend the day in leisure activities in the ‘City of Joy.’ Return to the hotel and stay overnight.
Start the day with breakfast at the hotel and travel to Kolkata airport for catching the flight to Sigiriya. In the package for day trip to Sigiriya from Colombo by Real Asia, you would land at Colombo airport from where the Real Asia representative would meet you and help in transfer to Sigiriya by the surface. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival at Sigiriya and you can spend the evening for leisure activities. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Begin the day with a sumptuous breakfast and move ahead for a tour of Sigiriya.
The first stop in the trip is the Sigiriya Lion Rock which was built by King Kashyapa in between 477 and 495 AD and was recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1982. The fortress complex of Sigiriya is a visual treat for tourists from all over the world with vast gardens, alleys, canals, fountains, ponds and an extensive network of fortifications along with remnants of a ruined palace. The rocky plateau of Sigiriya served as a monastery since the 3rd century BC and the royal residence constructed by King Kashyapa in the 5th century. Sigiriya Lion Rock was designed as a massive stone lion, and the only remnants of that structure are the feet with a major share of the body’s upper parts already destroyed. The stone lion had a lot of role in the naming of the place since Lion Rock means Sihagiri and it was modified to give the name Sigiriya. The Mirror Wall of Sigiriya is also another prominent feature of Sigiriya, and it is named so because, in the old days, the wall used to be polished thoroughly so that the king could see their reflection in the wall. The Mirror Wall also has many paintings and inscriptions as well as poems that were written by tourists to Sigiriya thereby implying that it was a tourist center more than almost thousand years before. Sigiriya is also known for the various gardens including water gardens, terraced gardens, cave and boulder gardens which are located on the western part and supported by a complex hydraulic system including lakes, fountains, canals, lakes, water pumps, bridges, dams, and locks. After a tour of Sigiriya, move ahead for a transfer to Polonnaruwa.
The ancient capital city of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka obtained acclaim after the destruction of the capital city of Anuradhapura in 993. The beauty of the city was improved by Parakramabahu I from 1153-1186 by creating a garden city with different sanctuaries and palaces which augmented the majestic landscape of the countryside. Nissamkamalla was also responsible for inclusion of many other monuments which were splendid even without being comparable to the work of Parakramabahu I. The beauty of Polonnaruwa is observed in the intact remnants that provide a mesmerizing impression of medieval Sri Lanka such as some of the finest monuments on the island which could be covered within almost three hours. The expert craftsmanship that was characteristic of that particular era could also be reflected in the Gal Vihara, which is a collection of various visually appealing Buddha statues which were made out of solid rock. Proceed to the Amaara Forest Hotel for an overnight stay.
Start the day with breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Nuwara Eliya from Sigiriya and get the opportunity to visit the Matale & Tea factor and estate on the way alongside an opportunity to witness the brewing process for the world renowned ‘Ceylon Tea.
Proceed for a sightseeing tour of the city and many tourist attractions in Nuwara Eliya. The meaning of the name translates to ‘The city of dawn’ and is appropriate for the town which is located at an elevation of almost 2000m above sea level. It was established by the British in the 19th century and was termed as ‘Little England.’ In the present times, Nuwara Eliya serves as a renowned holiday destination for Sri Lankans as well as tourists from all over the world due to the cool climate. The ambiance of the town is characterized by the little bungalows encircled in hedgerows and peaceful colonial life.
Check-in to the hotel at Nuwara Eliya and spend the rest of the day in leisure objectives. The overnight stay would be provided at the selected hotel in Nuwara Eliya, the Blackpool Hotel.
Have a hearty breakfast at the hotel and proceed for a 3.5-hour drive to Yala.
Enjoy a jeep safari at the Yala National Park in the afternoon. The Yala National Park is one of the most popular wildlife reserved in Sri Lanka and draws the maximum number of visitors in a year. The park is spread over a massive span of 1260 square kilometers, and its dry-zone landscape is one of its major distinctive traits. The fauna in the wildlife reserve includes leopards, elephants, and sloth bears commonly while other species such as jackals and crocodiles along with numerous varieties of birds flock the place. The sight of multiple colorful storks perched on a slow-moving herd of elephants would be a visual treat of a lifetime.
After the tour of the wildlife reserve, check-in at the Jetwing Yala Hotel and spend the rest of the day in leisure activities before returning to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Get ready for your transfer from Yala to Bentota by the surface on a drive of almost 5 hours.
Check-in at the Pandanus Beach Hotel in Bentota upon arrival and spend the rest of the day in leisure activities before returning and overnight stay.
Have your breakfast at the hotel and proceed to spend each day in leisure activities in Bentota.
You will have a vehicle at your disposal for transfer but only limited to 80 km for every day.
Return to the Pandanus Beach Hotel every night for the overnight stay.
Finish up with your breakfast at the hotel.
Our Real Asia representative would assist you in check-out and transfer to the airport.
You can board respective flights for home destinations at the airport thereby ending the tour services from Real Asia.