Are you aching for an extraordinary Autumn Escapade?
As the weather turns for the better with clear skies, mellow sunshine, crisp air and fragrant blooming trees – the thought of a holiday fills our hearts.
Introducing, Flying Squirrel Holidays’ Puja Vacation Tour Package 2021. Fall in love with Nature and rediscover yourself anew with our fairytale holiday packages.
What can be a better time to enjoy a soothing few days with your loved ones than this Autumn?
You can leave the planning to our experienced team of experts and just relax in the lap of nature in the company of your favourite people at your dream destination.
Choose from the wide selection of alluring destinations on our Durga Puja Holiday Packages 2021. It is all taken care of.
We have handpicked and curated these amazing holidays from our Pujo Tour Package 2021 so you don’t have to worry about the planning. Take the scenic route on the journey of life and treat your soul to an exuberant experience with us.
We have done all the work and perfected the plan for a seamless holiday where you can take the time to revel in the blissful environment with a worry-less mind.
There is no rush, no need for half-heartedly skimming through your dream destinations, and no last-minute glitches.
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Set out on a journey to explore the heavenly abode of the Vale of Kashmir this Fall and make memories that will last a lifetime. Spend a grand vacation that is a fine blend of leisure and adventure and experience the beauty of the scenic mountains and valleys in Kashmir.
Our especially curated holiday plan is sure to give you a fairytale experience that will take you through a scenic journey through the most spectacular destinations one can find in the Kashmir Valley. Discover the beautiful city of Srinagar with its many attractions, vibrantly colourful gardens, the iconic Dal Lake where you can take a ride on a Shikara, and spend a night in a Houseboat.
Some very popular hot spots you would not want to miss include the fragrant saffron fields and the Avantipur ruins, the serene Betaab Valley, Aru Valley, and Chandanwari near Pahalgam which is one of the most picturesque destinations on earth.
The next stop will be the so called “mini-Switzerland” Baisaran Valley where you can indulge yourself in various adventure sports available there. Another highlight of this epic trip is the incredible Gulmarg, full of meadows that are filled with multifarious flowers of many colours.
Here you will also get to explore the “meadow of gold” Sonmarg, which is home to a number of magnificant mountain peaks including Kolhoi, Amarnath and the Sirbal Peak.
Enjoy nature at its best as you visit the Thajiwas Glacier located at an altitude of 9,186 feet surrounded by meadows, conifer trees and frozen lakes.
Witness Kashmir like never before and take the time to absorb it all in for the experience of a lifetime with our grand plan where comfort meets adventure.
Day 1: Arrival at Srinagar airport. Transfer to your Houseboat. Check in to your hotel. Rest of the day is for your leisure. Overnight stay in Srinagar
Day 2: Breakfast at Hotel. Local sightseeing including Mughal Gardens, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Pari Mahal, Hazratbal Shrine and Shankarcharya temple. Enjoy an hour long Shikara ride in the Dal Lake. Overnight stay at a hotel in Srinagar.
Day 3: Check out after breakfast. Drive through a scenic route to Pahalgam. En-route to visit Saffron fields, Avantipur ruins. Pahalgan trip includes visits to Betaab Valley, Aru Valley, and Chandanwari. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 4: After breakfast take a fascinating tour (aprroximately 4.5 hours long) to Baisaran Valley. Optional Zip-lining or Zorbing facilities available (at your own cost). Return to hotel, stay overnight.
Day 5: Check out from the hotel after breakfast. Scenic roadtrip to Gulmarg (approximately 4 hours long). Check in to your hotel upon arrival. Stay overnight in Gulmarg.
Day 6: Today is free for your own leisure activities. Experience a thrilling Gondola ride (cable car – Level 1) from Gulmarg to Khilanmarg. Experience the amazing view of the Kongdoori Landscape on the way to Mount Apharwat. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 7: Check out from hotel after breakfast. Drive to Sonmarg (approximately 4 hours long). Sightseeing of a variety of peaks like Kolhoi, Amarnath and Sirbal Peak. Check in to your hotel. Free time to enjoy nature at its best. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 8: After breakfast go for a visit to the Thajiwas Glacier. In the evening return to hotel followed by dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9: After breakfast, transfer to Srinagar airport to catch the flight for return or onward journey.
SRINAGAR, PAHALGAM, GULMARG, SONMARG
Breakfast and Dinner
Travel to Ladakh set amidst the majestic Himalayas with us this Autumn for a heavenly experience. Enjoy the rugged valleys and mountains, winding roads mixed with the vibrant cultural life of this charming region.
The enigmatic Magnetic Hill, the turquoise hued Pangong Lake, the intermingling of the two mystical rivers, the awe-inspiring centuries-old monasteries and some of the highest passes in the world make for a few of the marvelous attractions of Leh and Ladakh.
The distinct moon-like landscapes of the Desert Mountains with spots of snowy white and green from the peaks in the horizon, and the beautiful stupas and temples here make you feel far away from the rest of the world and one with Nature and your inner self.
The next stop on this magical trip will be the Nubra Valley which lies sandwiched between Tibet and Kashmir, to reach where you will have to cross the spectacular Khardung La, the highest motor-able pass in the world.
The Nubra valley, situated about 150 km away from Leh, is known as the Orchard of Ladakh and is known for its picturesque orchards, scenic vistas, Bactrian camels and monasteries.
Tourists flock the cold Desert between Diskit and Hundur to watch the sand dunes and experience joyrides on the double-humped Bactrian camels which are only found in Hundur. The Tso Moriri Lake in Changthang region of Ladakh is one of the most beautiful, serene and sacred high altitude lakes in the country.
Known as the largest high altitude lakes in India, this beautiful blue pallet lake is about 7 km wide at its broadest point and about 19 km long. Nearby attractions of this region include, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism called Hemis Gompa, Thiksey, an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village and Shey Palace which was also poplarly seen in the movie 3 idiots.
You can find a natural hot water spring at Chumathang as well that will bring you great respire from the cold and freezing weather.
This holiday experience in the heavenly Ladakh region will leave you replenished amidst nature and energise you to the core. So pack some travel essentials with you and come along with us to one of the most enthralling destinations from where you will return with souvenirs of endless memories.
Day 1: Arrive at the Leh Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport. Meet and greet by our local representative at the airport. Transfer to hotel in Leh and check in. Spend the rest of the day in leisure. Overnight stay in Leh
Day 2: After breakfast, proceed for Leh excursion to Sham Valley (approximately 3 hours long). Drive down along the River Indus on the Leh-Kargil Highway. Sightseeing tour includes Hall of Fame museum of the Indian Army, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, and a visit to Nimmu village. Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
Day 3: Check out from the hotel after breakfast. Transfer to Nubra Valley via Khardungla. Check in to your camp. Walk around the villages in the evening to see how the locals live in this part of the world. Rest of the day is for your leisure. Overnight stay at the Nubra Valley camp.
Day 4: Breakfast at the camp. Excursion to Turtuk. Overnight stay in Nubra Valley.
Day 5: Early morning breakfast at the camp. Afterwards check out from the camp and transfer to Pangong Lake. On the way to Pangong, drive towards Hunder. You have an optional opportunity to ride on a Bactrian (double-humped) camel. On the return you may stop at Diskit. Later, drive towards Pangong tso via Agham and Shyok Valley.
Drive further towards Durbuk and Tangtse for Pangong as you pass through a few small villages of Changthang. Upon arrival we check in at our camp near Pangong Lake. Rest of the day is for your leisure. Stay the night at the camp in Spangmik Village (Pangong Lake)
Day 6: Breakfast. Check out after spending some time exploring the beautiful surroundings. Transfer to Leh via Changla Pass. En-route visit Hemis Gompa. Next stop is Thiksey. After a 5km drive we reach Shey Palace. Drive further to Leh. Arrival and check-in to hotel. Rest of the day is for your leisure. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 7: After breakfast check out from hotel. Set out for Tsomoriri Lake and drive further towards Chumatang hot springs. Visit Mahey Bridge and Sumdah village. Arrival at the Tsomoriri Lake and check in at the camp. Rest of the day is for your leisure. Stay the night at the camp.
Day 8: Check out from camp after breakfast and drive towards Leh. En-route visit Korzok village. Later, drive to Tsokar. Arrive at Leh and check in. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 9: Breakfast the the hotel. After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Leh Airport.
Leh, Khardungla, Nubra Valley, Turtuk, Pangong Lake, Changla, Tsomoriri, Tanglangla
Breakfast and Dinner
Take a journey through the “Land of Himalayas” this Autumn and experience the scenic landscapes, culture, and the many adventure sports. Behold the grandeur of the state with its variety of beautiful forts, palaces, and monasteries that are of much historical importance as well as breath taking with its scenic natural beauty.
The northern state endowed with the lofty Himalayan Mountains, ancient religious sites, and a vibrant culture, Himachal Pradesh is home to famous destinations like Shimla, Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti-Kullu.
Your journey with us will kick start at Chandigarh from where you will start your trip to the hills towards Shimla. Swathed by the varieties of cedar, rhododendron, fir and Himalayan oak trees, the state capital of Himachal Pradesh is one of the most popular hill stations of India.
Basking in the grandeur of the colonial era with visible influences in its beautiful architecture, the quaint town of Shimla is situated at the height of 2200m.
Your onward journey to explore Himachal Pradesh will take you to Kufri that is exceptionally popular among tourists for its Himalayan National Park. Ideal for wildlife enthusiasts who can rejoice in the splendor of nature, this nature park is a true reflection of the fascinating wildlife found in the Himalayas. Home to more than 180 species of birds and animals it definitely cannot be missed.
Other highlights of Shimla include places like the Shimla mosque built in the year 1830, the Vice Regal Lodge built in the year 1885, Christ Church built in 1844, The Gaiety Theatre that is very popularly seen in many Bollywood movies, as well as The Scandal Point and the famous shopping plaza located towards the North of the Mall.
Take the scenic route via beautiful landmarks such as Kurfi, Matiana, Nakanda, and climb the Hattu Peak located at a height of 3135m. Your spectacularly scenic drive will take you to Sarahan, where you can visit the bird park and the Bhima Kali temple, notorious for being a site of human sacrificial rituals until a few centuries in the past.
Drive over the famous Wangtu Bridge with comfortable breaks in the beautiful surroundings driving through Karcham and Powari to visit Reckong Peo Monastery that is known for its 60 feet tall Buddha statue.
At Kalpa you can enjoy the view of the majestic Kinner Kailash Mountain (6050m) at some distance that forms an imposing presence over the entire area. Begin your journey from Kalpa, driving on the Hindustan- Tibet Highway, towards Tabo, home to the very famous Tabo monastery via Nako – originally known as ‘Kyangoh’ or ‘Gateway to the Holy Place’.
Further, your journey with us will take you to Kaza via Dhankar (3850m) the former capital of Spiti, and Kungri-Mud-Kaza. Here, you can visit the Dhankar Monastery from where a short walk will take you to Dhankar Lake, situated at an elevation of 4140 m above the beautiful Monastery in the Lahaul-Spiti district.
Next, visit the Pin Valley, known for its diverse wildlife that includes the Himalayan Bear, the Ibex and the very elusive snow leopard and some other exotic creatures. The Kungri Monastery, home to a very distinct sect of Budhhism than the rest of the region is also a great highlight.
A visit to the Key Monastery in Gompa and a drive on the world’s highest motorable road towards Komic at a height of 4560m will leave you absolutely mesmerized. Here you can also visit the Fossil Park to witness millions of years old fossils.
Another spectacular highlight of your expeditions through the ‘Land of the Himalayas’ is the lake of Chandrataal, while passing through Kunzum La that connects Lahaul valley with the valley of Spiti.
The last destination nestled in the lap of the mighty mountains is Kullu, a veritable gem in the crown of Himachal Pradesh that will leave you absolutely enthralled. On the way you will drive through the visually pleasing scenes of Batal, Chota Darra, Gramphu and Manali.
Uncover the hidden paradise of Himachal Pradesh with us this Autumn, be prepared to be enthralled and amazed by the under wrap places and activities we have planned for you in this hamlet. A visit to this skyward abode with us is worthwhile and you’ll definitely fall in love with the place with the pictorial views all around the beautiful valleys.
Day 1: Arrival at Chandigarh Airport/Railway station. Meet our local representative. Drive to Shimla (approximately 4 hours long). Check in to hotel. Rest of the day is for your leisure. Overnight stay in Shimla.
Day 2: After breakfast excursion to Kurfi. Here, you can enjoy yak and pony rides. Sightseeing tour to places like Shimla mosque, Vice Regal Lodge, Christ Chrch, The gaiety Theatre, The Scandal Point and so on. Overnight stay in Shimla.
Day 3: Check out from hotel after breakfast. Start on an early morning trip to Saharan (approximately 7-8 hours long) via Narkanda-Rampur-Jeori. En-route drive through some famous landmarks like Kurfi, Matiana, Narkanda, Hattu peak etc. Overnight stay in Saharan.
Day 4: After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive to Kalpa (approximately 3 hours long) Visit Sarhan’s bird park and Bhima Kali temple. Drive over Wangtu Bridge with a break in Karcham. Drive through Powai to visit Reckong Peo Monastery. Reach Kalpa. Overnight stay.
Day 5: Check out after breakfast. Drive to Tabo (approximately 4.5 hours long). Drive on the Hindustan-Tibet Highway towards Tabo via Nako. Overnight stay at Tabo.
Day 6: Check out after breakfast. Drive to Kaza via Dhankar –Kungri-Mud-Kaza (approximately 5.5hours long). Visit the Dhankar Monastery, walk to see the Dhankar Lake. Next, visit the Pin Valley. Also go on a visit to Kungri Monastery. Overnight stay in Kaza.
Day 7: After breakfast visit the Key Monastery and drive on the highest motorable road in the world towards Komic. Visit the Fossil Park. Drive back to Kaza for overnight stay.
Day 8: Early breakfast and check-out from hotel. Drive to Chandrataal Lake while passing through Kunzum La. Overnight stau in a campsite about 1km away from the lake.
Day 9: Check out after breakfast. Drive through Batal, Chota Darra, Gramphu and Manali to reach Kullu (approximately 4 hour long drive). Rest of the day is for your leisure and shopping. Overnight in Kullu.
Day 10: After breakfast check out. Drive to Chandigarh (approximately 7.5 hours long) for your return/onward journey.
CHANDIGARH, SARAHAN, KALPA, TAB0, KAZA, DHANKAR, LANGZA, KUNZUM LA, CHANDRATAAL, KULLU
Breakfast and Dinner
Come away with us to a magical journey to the enchanting Valley of Flowers.
The city of Dehradun marks the gateway to our expedition to the valley of flowers this Autumn on your way to Devaprayag. Fascinating history and mythology meet at the crossroads of this beautiful hill-station town.
Set in the rolling Doon valley and at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, Dehradun is surrounded by enormous mountains and lush Sal forests and offers a scenic route on your journey.
The trip will further lead you to the pristine hamlet of Govindghat in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. It is located on the way to Badrinath at the confluence of the rivers Alakananda and Lakshman Ganga.
On your way you get to visit Rudraprayag, Karanprayag and Nandprayag as well as Joshimath. Another great highlight of your journey will be the 10 km trek from Pulna to Ghangaria where you can experience Nature that surrounds you with its abundant natural beauty in forms of waterfalls, verdant hills covered with pine and oak trees, myriad flowers, and gushing rivulets.
Bestowed with the rare and exotic Himalayan flora, the Valley of Flowers is a bouquet of nature, and the star of the entire journey, peacefully snuggled in the West Himalayan region of Uttarakhand.
The trek of the Valley of flowers goes through dense forests, along with the Pushpawati River and can be reached by crossing many bridges, glaciers and waterfalls on the way.
You will be floored by the view of infinite flowers in full bloom and an opportunity to spot the very rare blue Primula here.
The Valley Of Flowers trek is one of the best-known treks in the world. So just set out and leave all the rest of the details to us. It is all taken care of.
Day 1: Arrival at Dehradun airport. Meet our local representative. Transfer to Devprayag (approximate 5 hours long drive). Check in to hotel. Overnight stay in Devprayag.
Day 2: After breakfast check out from hotel. Transfer to Govindghat (approximately 4.5 hours long journey). En-route visit Rudraprayag, Karanprayag and nandpraya and Joshimath. Arrive at govindghat, check in to your hotel. Overnight stay in Govindghat.
Day 3: Check out from hotel after an early breakfast. Reach Pulna village by road. From Pulna the trek to Ghangharia is 10km long. Reach Ghangharia, stay overnight.
Day 4: Check out after an early breakfast from hotel. Start the trek for Valley of Flowers. Trek back to Ghangaria and then to Govindghat. Overnight stay in Govindghat.
Day 5: Check out from hotel after an early breakfast. Transfer to Rishikesh (approximately 7 hour long journey). Check in to your hotel. Visit Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram. Experience Sandhya Ganga Arati. Overnight stay in Rishikesh.
Day 6: After breakfastcheck out from hotel. Transfer to Dehradun airport for your return flight (approximately 1 hour long journey)
DEHRADUN, DEVPRAYAG, GOVINDGHAT, GHANGHARIA, VALLEY OF FLOWERS, RISHIKESH
Breakfast and Dinner
Experience a royal voyage through the culturally magnanimous Rajasthan with the allure of its ancient history combined with bustling colours and aesthetics of the modern cities with us this Autumn.
Start your journey through the resplendent city of Jaipur planned by noted architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya by the principles of Vastu Shastra. Rediscover the glorious past found in the history books, explore ancient palaces and marvel at the magnificent architecture.
The Amber Palace located at a distance of about 11 km from Jaipur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in craggy hills which exhibit the glaring contrast between the harsh exterior and the inviting interior.
It is made entirely of red sandstone and white marble which renders its beholder utterly spellbound by its magnificence that utilizes carvings, precious stones and mirror work.
The beauty of the landscape is greatly enhanced by the breathtaking vista of Lake Maota in front.
Further, the Hawa Mahal is Jaipur’s iconic landmark built five-story high in 1799 by King Sawai Pratap Singh as a summer retreat for him and his family. This architectural wonder was built from pink sandstone blending the Hindu and Islamic architectural styles in such a way that the many windows serve as a sort of air-conditioner, blowing cool air throughout the palace making it a perfect retreat during the hot summer months.
The next highlight of your sightseeing tour in Jaipur includes the City Palace which is still home to the ruling royal family which lives in a private section of the enormous City Palace Complex.
You can explore the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum which displays a vast and unique collection of royal articles and the well-preserved Rajput weaponry dating back to the 15th century and some spectacular paintings on the ceiling in the Maharani’s Palace.
The other places you would not want to miss in Jaipur include Jantar Mantar, the largest of the five astronomical observatories built by the founder of Jaipur, the colourful bazaars, the famous Laxmi Narayan Temple and the Jaigarh Fort in the Aravalli Range which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
From Jaipur you travel with us to the paradise for wildlife enthusiasts in Ranthambore, ‘The land of Tigers’.
The next stop after the unforgettable jungle safaris in the Ranthambore National Forests is the city of Udaipur.
Away from the urban bustle, the serenity found in Udaipur is a blend of regal beauty, elevated slopes and a picturesque panorama famous for its historic Rajput-era forts, grand palaces, striking lakes, architectural temples, museums, galleries and rich culture.
The best places to visit in this city include the city Palace and Museum, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends), Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir and the Maharana Pratap Memorial.
From Udaipur take a scenic drive to the hill station of Mount Abu set on a high rocky plateau in the Aravalli Range, surrounded by forests which offer a soothing cool climate and scenic views of the arid plains.
The Nakki Lake close by, is famous for its awesome view of the sunset where you can also go for boating.
After exploring the beautiful hill station of Mount Abu, drive down to the ‘Golden City’ of Jaisalmer via Barmer with on this journey. The most prominent landmark here is the Jaisalmer Fort, also called ‘Sonar Qila’, amongst other places like Patwon ki Haveli and Jain Temples.
Another amazing highlight of your visit to Jaisalmer with us this Autumn will be the Camel Safari you can take in the fascinating landscapes of the Sam sand dunes.
Next up is an opportunity to visit Khimsar a small village in the state of Rajasthan, ideal for a relaxed getaway, a place traveled by only a few. You can enjoy the un-spoilt natural beauty of this village and in the oasis around it.
Experience India’s archetypal land of Maharajas with our especially designed travel plan to the land of medieval forts, palaces and tigers and fall in love with the unique taste of the Royal Rajasthan.
Day 1: Upon arrival in Jaipur meet and greet by our local representative. Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is for your leisure. Optional visit to Chokhi Dhani. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for a full day of sightseeing in Jaipur. Visit Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Jantar Mantar. Visit the colourful bazaars of Jaipur to enjoy some free shopping time. Later in the evening, visit the famous Laxmi Narayan Temple. Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 3: Check out from your hotel after breakfast. Visit jaigarh Fort. Transfer to Ranthambore. Check in to a hotel. Overnight stay in Ranthambore.
Day 4: Proceed for an early morning Jungle Safari in Ranthambore National Park. Have breakfast at the hotel and rest for a while. Proceed for an afternoon Jungle Safari in Ranthambore National Park. Return to the Hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 5: Check out from hotel after breakfast. Drive to Chittogarh (approximately 5.5 hour long). Visit the Chittogarh Fort. Drive to Udaipur (approximately 2 hours long). Check in to your hotel. Later in the evening, go on to see the Bagore ki Haveli Show. Overnight stay.
Day 6: Proceed for a city tour of Udaipur after breakfast. Visit the city Palace and museum, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion ki Bari, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mndir and the Maharana Pratap Memorial. Overnight stay in hotel in Udaipur.
Day 7: Check out from hotel after breakfast. Drive to Mount Abu (approximately 3hours long drive). Visit Guru Shikhar View Point. Later visit the Nakki Lake. Overnight stay in Mount Abu.
Day 8: Check out from your hotel after breakfast. Drive to Jaisalmer (approximately 5.5 hours long drive) via Barmer. Check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 9: Breakfast. Proceed to a sightseeing tour in Jaisalmer. Visit the Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Haveli and Jain Temples. Later proceed for a Camel Safari in Sam sand dunes. Overnight stay.
Day 10: Check out from your hotel after breakfast. Drive to Khimsar (approximately 5hours long). Check in to Khimsar Fort Hotel by ITC. Overnight stay in Khimsar.
Day 11: Breakfast. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort. Check out and transfer to Jodhpur airport for your return/onward journey flight.
JAIPUR, RANTHAMBHORE, CHITTORGARH, UDAIPUR, MOUNT ABU, JAISALMER, KHIMSAR, JODHPUR
Enjoy the encompassing serenity of Kerala with the unique taste of its backwaters, sprawling lush green tea estates, pristine hill stations and the dreamlike coasts facing the Arabian Sea this autumn and take back with you souvenirs of many memorable moments that will last a lifetime.
Your journey through this coastal area of Kerala begins at Cochin, an emerging cosmopolitan city with bustling life sensed in the streets and skyscrapers being the commercial capital of the state. Visit here, Kerala’s most famous and largest waterfall at over 80 ft height at the Athirapally Falls as was seen in the blockbuster movie ‘Baahubali’.
Later you can proceed to Munnar which rises as three mountain streams merge- Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Situated 1600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer capital of the British Government in India.
On the way, visit the very famous Cheeyappara and Valara Waterfalls. The very sight of the water crashing onto the ground will leave you mesmerized and in awe of the sheer power and magnificence of Nature.
Another prime draw for travellers in this region is Mattupetty, situated about 13 km from Munnar at a height of 1700 m above sea level. Mattupetty is known for its storage masonry dam and the beautiful lake where you can also take a boat ride and enjoy the view of the surrounding hills and greenery. The dam is flanked by forests and vast expanse of grasslands on one side and Kundala tea plantation on the other.
Other highlights of this visit include Rajamala, home to the endangered mountain goats- the Nilgiri Thars, and the beautiful Thekkady. The Periyar forests of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India that is spread across an entire district with its picturesque plantations and hill towns that nestle winding trails for treks and mountain walks.
This is one of the oldest tiger reserves in India that houses many endangered species including White Tigers. The best way to enjoy Periyar is from a boat or a bamboo raft on the lake. This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing the wild life at close quarters from the safety of a boat.
What’s more, there is also a plantation tour planned for you here, which covers tea, coffee, cardamom, pepper, cinnamon plantations and so on.
The village of Kumarakom is next on your itinerary that is a cluster of many little islands on the beautiful Vembanad Lake. The bird sanctuary in this region is spread across 14 acres of land and is a haunt for migratory birds. Egrets, Darters, Herons, Teals, and Waterfowls, Cuckoos, Wild Ducks and migratory birds including the Siberian Stork fly here in flocks to amaze the visitors.
You can also experience for a couple of hours in a motor boat cruise through the legendary backwaters of Kerala in Poovar. It is a spectacular sail through the ‘lanes of water’ passing through local coastal villages and showcasing the fascinating local lifestyle.
Come along with us to an expedition to God’s own country in Kerala and rediscover the distinctness of the southern part of the country with all its charms.
Day 1: On aarival in Cochin, meet and greet by our local representative. Transfer to your hotel. Check in. Later, proceed for a city tour and see the Jewish Synagogue, Santa crus Basilica, Chinese Fishing nets, Dutch palace and antique shops. Overnight stay in Cochin.
Day 2: Breakfast. Visit Athirapally waterfalls. Later proceed to Munnar (approximate 3.45 hours long journey). On the way visit the very famous Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls. Rest of the day for your leisure. Overnight stay in Munnar.
Day 3: Breakfast. Visit Echo Point and Mattupetty Dam. Later in the afternoon, visit Rajamala to see the Nilgiri Thars. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 4: After breakfast check out from your hotel. Proceed to thekkady (approximate 3 hours long journey). Check in to your hotel. Later proceed to Periyar Lake around which the Periyar wildlife sanctuary is built.
Proceed for a plantation tour that covers tea, coffe, cardamom, pepper, cinnamon plantation and so on. Enjoy the Kathakali dance show and Kalaripayattu show in the evening. Overnight stay in Thekkady.
Day 5: Check out from your hotel after breakfast. Proceed to Kumarakom (approximately 3.2 hours long hurney) check in to your hotel by noon. Enjoy a couple of hours in a motor boat cruise throught the backwaters of Kerala (optional) later in the afternoon. Return to your hotel. Rest of the day is for your leisure. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
Day 6: Early morning optional visit to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. In the afternoon, proceed for a 3 hour day houseboat cruise where you can also have your lunch. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
Day7: After breakfast check out from your hotel. Proceed to Poovar (approximately 5.2 hour long journey). Visit Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Sri Chitra Art Gallery. Visit Kovalam Beach, and proceed further to Poovar. Check in to your hotel. Overnight stay in Poovar.
Day 8: Entire day is for your leisure. Enjoy a walk in the evening visiting the Poovar beaches. Overnight stay at a Floating cottage in Poovar Island Resort.
Day 9: After breakfast, proceed to Trivandrum airport for return/onward journey.
COCHIN, ATHIRAPALLI, MUNNAR, THEKKADY, KUMARAKOM, ALLEPY, KOVALAM, POOVAR
The flavours of South India encompasses several enchanting destinations such as Chennai, Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari and Kovalam and each destination has its special attraction to grace your holidays with wonderful memories.
Come along with us on a specialty trip with us and be assured at all times of great fun and adventure mixed with comfort and convenience while relishing the flavours of South India.
Your exciting journey begins in the capital city of Chennai where you can enjoy explorations at Fort St. George’s Museum, Kapeeleswarar Temple and the Birla Planetarium. The famous Arjuna’s Temple, Ganesh Ratha, Trimurti Cave Temple, Mandapam, and the 5 Rathas and so on will be highlights of your visit to this part of the state.
The former capital of Tamil Nadu, Madurai is a quaint town with many attractions such as the majestic Meenakshi Temple, Alagar Kovil, the Gandhi Memorial Museum, Koodal Azhagar Temple and so on. From this point, you will proceed to a holy bath (Tirtha Snana) in Rameshwaram Temple which is world famous for its reference in the Hindu epic Ramayana.
The Flavours of South India Tour will further take you to the southernmost tip of the Indian sub-continent in Kanyakumari from where you will see the magical scene of the sun rising and falling over the Indian Ocean at dusk and dawn.
Visit the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Triveni Sangam, Sai Baba temple, the famous Kanyakumari Beach and Thiruvalluvar Statue to delve deep into the rich distinct culture of the Southern part of the country.
The Kovalam Beach is an internationally renowned beach destination where your southern journey will culminate. You can spend your days at leisure here in the sandy beaches flanked by coconut trees on one side and the roaring Arabian Sea on the other.
Day 1: Arrival in Chennai. Meet and greet by our local representative. Transfer and check in to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Chennai.
Day 2: After breakfast, check out from your hotel. Proceed for sightseeing in Chennai and visit Fort St. George: Fort Museum, Kapaleeswarar Temple and Birla Planetarium. Drive to Kanchipuram (approximately 2 hours long). Visit Kailasanath Temple. Later drive to Mahabalipuram (approximately 2 hours long). Check in to hotel. Overnight stay in Mahabalipuram.
Day 3: After breakfast check out from hotel. Proceed for local sightseeing and visit Arjuna’s Temple, Ganesh Ratha, Trimurti, Cave Temple, Mandapam, 5 Rathas. Drive to Pondicherry (approximately 1.40 hours hong). On arrival at Pondicherry transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Pondicherry.
Day 4: After breakfast, check out of the hotel. Transfer to Madurai (approximately 5.5 hour long drive). Check in to your hotel upon arrival. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Madurai.
Day 5: After breakfast, proceed for local sightseeing. Visit Meenakshi Temple, Alagar Kovil, Gandhi Memorial Museum, Koodal Azhagar Temple. Overnight stay in Madurai.
Day 6: Check out from hotel after breakfast. Drive to Rameshwaram (approximately 3.5 hours long). Check in to your hotel in Rameshwaram. Proceed to Tirtha Snana and visit Rameshwaram Temple. Overnight stay in Rameshwaram.
Day 7: Check out from your hotel after breakfast. Proceed to Kanyakumari via Suchindram (approximately 6 hours long drive). Reach Suchindram. Visit the Sree Thanumalayan Temple. Reach Kanyakumari by evening. Overnight stay in Kanyakumari.
Day 8: Early morning proceed to see the sunrise from the banks of the Indian Ocean. Later, visit the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Triveni Sangam, Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari Beach and Thiruvalluvar Statue. Overnight stay in Kanyakumari.
Day 9: After breakfast check out from your hotel. Drive to Kovalam (approximately 2.5 hours long drive). Overnight stay in a beach facing hotel in Kovalam.
Day 10: After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Trivandrum airport (approximately 3 hours long drive) for return/onward journey.
CHENNAI, KANCHIPURAM, MAHABALIPURAM, PONDICHERRY, MADURAI, RAMESHWARAM, KANYAKUMARI, KOVALAM
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The state of Madhya Pradesh is called ‘The Heart of India’ not just owing to its location on the map of India but also because of the lively culture and delicious cuisine it has to offer. Come along with Flying Squirrel Holidays this Autumn and discover Madhya Pradesh, a historian’s delight and a paradise for tourists.
Start your journey through the heartland of India in the beautiful city of Jabalpur. There are plenty of places to explore here, from the Bhedaghat Dhuandhar Falls, where you can enjoy a thrilling rope-way ride right over the great waterfalls and to the wonder of the Balancing Rocks.
The next destination you will travel to is Amarkantak, a unique place reflecting natural heritage where the Vindhya and the Satpura Ranges meet, with the Maikal Hills acting like a fulcrum. This is also the places where the rivers Narmada, Son and Johila emerge from.
Other beautiful places you can visit here include the Trimukhi Temple, Sonemuda, Mai ki Bagiya, Kabir Chabutara, Ancient temples of Kalachuri, Narmada Kund and so on.
The next stop on your journey is a dream-come-true for wildlife enthusiasts. Bandhavgarh is called the ‘The Land of Tigers’ and we will take you to thrilling safaris through the jungles of Bandhavgarh, so make sure your cameras are ready.
You will also get an opportunity to understand the history, facts and myths of Khajuraho temples, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy the Light and Sound show.
Other amazing highlights include the Kendariya Mahadev Temple, Taxman Temple, Chausath Yogini Temple, The Raneh and Pandav Falls and many more. You will also get the chance to experience the awesome thrill of boating at Marble Rocks in Jabalpur.
This will be an experience of a lifetime for you with Flying Squirrel Holidays. There is no excuse for you to dally, just pack your bags and set off, our experienced team of experts will take care of everything else.
Day 1: Arrival at Japalpur airport. Meet and greet by our local representative. Transfer to your hotel and check in. Visit Bhedaghat Dhuandhar Falls, balancing Rocks. Enjoy a ropeway ride over the Dhuandhar falls. Overnight stay in Japalpur.
Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Drive to Amarkantak (approximately 5 hours long journey). Proceed for a half-day city tour and visit Trimukhi Temple, Sonemuda, Mai Ki Bagiya, Kabir Chabutara, Ancient temples of Kalachuri, Narmada Kund etc. Check in to your hotel. Overnight stay in Amarkantak.
Day 3: Check out from your hotel after breakfast. Drive to Bandhavgarh (approximately 4.5 hours long). Check in to your hotel. Rest of the day is for your leisure. Overnight stay in Bandhavgarh.
Day 4: Proceed for the morning Jungle Safari. Return to your resort for breakfast. Enjoy some free time. Post lunch; proceed for a late afternoon Jungle Safari. Return to your resort. Overnight stay in Bandhavgarh.
Day 5: After breakfast check out from your hotel. Drive to Khajuraho (approximately 5.45 hours long journey). Check in to your hotel. In the evening, proceed for the Light and Sound show. Overnight stay in Khajuraho.
Day 6: After breakfast proceed to experience Khajuraho Temples- UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Laxman Temple, Vaman temple, Chausath Yogini Temple and so on. Later, proceed to see the Raneh Falls or Pandav falls. Overnight stay in Khajuraho.
Day 7: After breakfast check out from your hotel. Drive to Jabalpur (approximately 6 hours long). Check in to your hotel in Jabalpur. In the evening, proceed for boating at Marble Rocks. Overnight stay in Jabalpur.
Day 8: After breakfast transfer to Jabalpur airport to catch your flight for return/onward journey.
JABALPUR, BANDHAVGARH, AMARKANTAK, KHAJURAHO
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Spend a few days surrounded by the serenity of ‘Man’s own heaven of blue’ this autumn and get a chance to replenish yourself in the beautiful white-sand beaches dotted by palm trees and in the pleasant soothing weathers.
Flying squirrel Holidays will take you to the astonishingly beautiful archipelago where you can just revel in the paradisiac beauty and just relax and enjoy yourself, everything else will be taken care of by our expert team.
Start your journey at Port Blair, home to the unspoiled soft and sandy beaches of Corbyn’s Cove that is ideal for swimming and sun-bathing. The cellular jail is another must-see for all tourists that were built in the 19th century and the building actually looked like a wheel with seven spokes. Today, only three wings of the original seven remain.
You can also get an opportunity to watch the light and sound show where the heroic saga of the Indian Freedom struggle is brought to life by the fantastic lights and sounds in the jail premises, and will take you through a journey through the history of the British Era.
The next destination on your itinerary is Havelock Island. Here you will be presented with state-of-the-art facilities for snorkeling and scuba diving so that you can explore the underwater world of the turquoise blue ocean that surrounds the beaches.
The most famous beach of the Andaman archipelago, the Radhanagar beach is a must-visit for all. It was also named ‘Asia’s Best Beach’ and ‘7th Best Beach in the world’ by Time Magazine. It truly presents an unforgettable sight of the curve of white sand fusing with perfectly blue waters lined by lush forests and palm trees.
Elephanta Beach is one of the most distinctive beaches in the Andaman Islands. It is famous for the variety of untouched corals and a rich marine life with diverse species. The Elephanta Beach can offer an ideal destination for a lover of adventure sports as well as for someone who is looking for a leisure tour.
The next destination on your tour is Neil Island that was apparently named after James George Smith Neill, a British soldier responsible for several war crimes during the suppression of the 1857 sepoy mutiny. Here, you will get to visit the beautiful beaches of Kalapathar, the Natural rocky bridge at Laxmanpur- 2, and the Bharatpur Sea Beaches.
The Laxmanpur Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches of Neil Islandd lies in a local village, at a distance of 2km from from the Neil Jetty.
The stunning beaches of Laxmanpur and Bharatpur are ideal for swimming and snorkeling amidst the corals and just relaxing by the oceans on a deck-chair. The white beaches are perfect for evening walks and offer you amazing sunset views right out of a movie.
Forget about all your troubles and take a trip amidst the serenity of the beautiful beaches this holiday season, and we will guarantee a seamless trip full of adventure and comfort.
Day 1: Arrival at Port Blair. Meet and greet by our local representative at Veer Savarkar airport. Transfer to your hotel. Check in. After Lunch visit Cobyn’s Cove Beach, Cellular Jail and watch the Light and Sound Show. Overnight stay at your hotel in Port Blair.
Day 2: After breakfast, you will be escorted to Pheonix Harbor. Board the inter-island ferry to Havelock Island. Visit the Radhanagar Beach. Overnight stay in Havelock.
Day 3: After breakfast, proceed on a 40 min boat trip toElephanta Beach. This beach offers water sports such as diving, snorkeling, swimming, also bird watching, trekking and Kayaking (additional costs involved). Return back to hotel. Overnight stay in Havelock.
Day 4: After breakfast check out from hotel. Proceed to Neil Island. Deposit your luggage in the hotel lobby and proceed for a visit to Kalapathar Beach. At the harbor our representative will receive and escort you to your hotel in Neil Island. After refreshment visit Laxmanpur Beach and enjoy the sunset. Overnight stay in Neil Island.
Day 5: Check out from the hotel and proceed towards the Natural Bridge and Bharatpur Beach. Optional activities in Bharatpur include swimming and snorkeling. After return, collect your luggage from the hotel and proceed to the harbor. Upon arriving at Port Blair, our representative will escort you to the hotel. Overnight stay in Port Blair.
Day 6: After breakfast, transfer to the Port Blair airport for an onward journey with pleasant memories of Andaman.
PORT BLAIR, HAVELOCK, NEIL ISLAND
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