India - our Grand Tour

With highlights, best hotels and best meals



India grand tour

State / Union Territory Places Part Date
West Bengal (WB) Kolkata - Fairlawn hotel, ladies' singing club (first visit), Great Eastern hotel, Manthan restaurant murg resmi butter masala, (Jimmy's - kung pao is too hot) 1,7,8,9 2006,20132014,2016

Sundarbans 8 Mar 2014
Orissa (OR), now Odisha (OD) Puri - Konorak temple, Sea Shore rm 202 Bhubaneswar 1 Nov 2006
[Chhattisgarh (CG)] (created 2000 out of Madhya Pradesh)

[not visited]



Telangana (TS) (created 2014 out of Andhra Pradesh)

Hyderabad - Golconda, Charminar

10 Feb 2017
Andhra Pradesh (AP)
1 Nov 2006
Tamil Nadu (TN) Chennai - Marriott, Amethyst restaurant

Kanchipuram

Mamallapuram - elephant carving, Santana guest house & restaurant prawns

2, 10

2

2, 10

2008,2017

Jan 2008

2008,2017

Puducherry UT (PY) Pondicherry - Le Club seafood soup 2, 10 2008,2017
Tamil Nadu again Gingee fort

Chidambaram, Thanjavur, Trichy, Madurai, Rameswaram, Kanyakumari

10

2

Feb 2017

Feb 2008

(Sri Lanka) Colombo, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle and lots of temples - Aug 1992
Kerala (KL) Kollam backwaters tour

Kochi - Gran Residencia room 211, prawns cooked at nearby restaurant, tomato soup at Elite Bakery

Cranganore, Chennamangalam - elephants

2

2, 10

10

Feb 2008

2008,2017

Feb 2017

Tamil Nadu again Mettupalayam, Ooty 2 Feb 2008
Karnataka (KA) Mysore - Maharaja's palace

Halebid & Belur, Bangalore

Nandi Hills - Grover vineyard

Bijapur - Gol Gumbaz

Hampi - all the temples

Badami, Pattadakal, Aihole

2, 10

2

10

1

1, 10

10

2008,2017

Feb 2008

Feb 2017

Nov 2006

2006,2017

Feb 2017

Goa (GA) Panaji - Panjim Inn

Anjuna beach - tandoori chicken

1 Dec 2006
Maharashtra (MH) Mumbai - Bentley's Hotel room 15, lobster at the Gaylord restaurant, Tingting Tea, Café Mondegar spicy baked beans, butter chicken & sparkling wine (first time)

Aurangabad, Ajanta, Ellora - temple no. 16 Nasik - Sula vineyard and Tiger hills restaurants

1-5,7

4

5

2006 - 13

Feb 2010

Mar 2011

Madhya Pradesh (MP) Indore - egg curry at Hotel Sunder

Mandu, Sanchi, Bhopal

4 Feb 2010
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT (DN) Silvassa 7 Feb 2013
Daman & Diu UT (DD) Daman - Hotel Marina room 10, Daman Delite restaurant

Diu - Sanmaan Palace room 101, fish market, Hotel Alishan restaurant

7, 8

3

2013,2014

Jan 2009

Gujerat (GJ) Palitana - 3,000 steps to temple

Veraval, Junagadh, Jamnagar

Baroda/Vadodara, Champaner, Jambughoda

3

5

Jan 2009

Mar 2011

Rajasthan (RJ) Udaipur - everything!, Kankarwa Haveli, meals at Ambrai and Udai Kothi

Jodhpur - Singhvi's Haveli, City hotel dosa

Jaisalmer - Pol Haveli, Trio restaurant

Osiyan, Bikaner, Kumbalgarh, Dungapur, Chittorgarh, Bundi

Pushkar - Seventh Heaven hotel

Jaipur, Amber

3-5, 10

2009 - 17
Delhi UT (DL) Delhi - Crossroads restaurant shredded lamb in hot garlic sauce, Sechuan chicken & sweetcorn 4 - 7 2010 - 13
Haryana (HR) Chandigarh 3, 6 2009,2011
Chandigarh UT (CH) Chandigarh 3, 6 2009,2011
Punjab (PB) Amritsar - Golden temple 3 Feb 2009
(Pakistan) Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad

3 Feb 2009
Jammu & Kashmir (JK) Jammu

Srinagar - the lake

Leh (revisit)

6 Sept 2011
Himachal Pradesh (HP) Manali - soup at Bee's Knees restaurant

Chamba, McLeod Ganj

Shimla - Clarke's hotel

6 Sept 2011
Uttarakhand (UK) (created 2000 out of Uttar Pradesh)

Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Haridwar

6 Sept 2011
Uttar Pradesh (UP) Vrindavan

Fatehpur Sikri, Agra - Taj Mahal

Lucknow

Gwalior - fort

Orchha - palaces & pilgrims

8

4

7

8

Mar 2014

Feb 2010

Feb 2013

Mar 2014

Madhya Pradesh again Khajuraho - temples 8 Mar 2014
Uttar Pradesh again Chitrakoot, Allahabad

Varanasi - bathing ghats

Sarnath

8

Mar 2014
(Nepal) Kathmandu - lots!

Pokhara - lots!

Jomsom, Lo Manthang

Lumbini, Pokhara, Kathmandu

-

-

-

7

Oct 1996

Oct 2012

Oct 2012

Feb 2013

Bihar (BR) Patna

Bodhgaya - Mahabodhi temple

7 Feb 2013
Jharkhand (JH) (created 2000 out of Bihar)

Dhanbad Junction

7 Feb 2013
West Bengal again Darjeeling - Planter's Club, log fires, rice pudding, Glenary's breakfast

Kalimpong

1, 9

1

2006,2016

Nov 2006

Sikkim (SK) Gangtok

Pelling

1

9

Nov 2006

Mar 2016

(Bhutan) Paro, Thimpu 1 Nov 2006
Assam (AS) Jorhat, Majuli Is, Dibrugarh - Cub House Ledo, Guwahati - temple 9 Feb 2016
Meghalaya (ML) Shillong - Pinewood hotel, living bridge, cleanest village 9 Mar 2016
[Arunachal Pradesh] [not visited]

Nagaland (NL) Dimapur, Kohima - heritage village 9 Feb 2016
Manipur (MN) Imphal - Classic hotel, women's market 9 Feb 2016
Mizoram (MZ) Aizawl 9 Feb 2016
Tripura (TR) Agartala, Udaipur 9 Feb 2016
(Bangladesh) Rangpur, Dhaka

Dhaka - Anchor hotel, nearby bar,

Rocket Paddle Steamer, Bagerhat

-

9

Oct 1996

Feb 2016

Andaman & Nicobar UT (AN) Port Blair, Havelock Island, Ross Island 7 Mar 2013
[Lakshadweep UT (LD)] [Agatti Island; not visited]


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