Our Guiding Principles

We seek to instill a tangible pride of our glorious past and build a responsible and culturally sensitive community through heritage travel.

Fixed Departures

Choice of place:

The choice of our location is generally offbeat but as fascinating as the more well known regions. This ensures a wider playing field for our tours. The lack of crowds ensures a leisurely viewing and spontaneous exchange of snippets from the participants opening up newer facets and greater appreciation of the location.

Cuisine:

We strive to present the authentic regional flavour made from the locally sourced ingredients to relish the time travel. Our research and extensive integration with the “ sons of the soil ” ensures that the not so popular and many a times the forgotten recipes are revived and the participants get and opportunity to savour and enjoy the same.

Activity:

We choose activities such as cookery classes, story reading, pottery making, sketching, singing etc. which help the group to gel as one happy family. Not only do these activities involve every participant but they also collectively result in effective everlasting networking and more importantly, friendship.

Transport and accommodation:

We believe that the experience of the locations visited should be devoid of physical strain and tediousness. Therefore we ensure the best possible air conditioned transport by all modes. Refreshments and snacks are always available on board.

The best available hotel, preferably heritage property is carefully chosen in order to heighten the joy of the tour. The itinerary is always crafted with sensitivity to provide ample free time to sit back and ruminate at the marvels as well as enjoy the property.

Avaiablity:

Our expert in the field along with the travel co-odrinator are always in the vicinity to ensure that both information about the sites as well as any and every concern regarding the arrangements are immediately addressed.

Past Tours

Heritage

Nagareshu Kasi - Rustic Life to Eternal Transcendence

Banaras, Varanasi or Kasi is a Kaleidoscope. It is also a phoenix among cities having emerged more vibrant and colorful from the many destructions it has faced. 

It is considered the home of 330 million gods who are held together by an enormous corpus of mythology and are the very essence of the city. The human endeavor is equally inspiring. Rich textiles, Unique handicrafts, delectable food, intriguing aghoris, eternal ganga, serene Ghats, the ever consuming flames of Manikarnika and the adobe of Lord Vishwanath and much more. In the tradition of Annapoorni, the goddess of food, this city whets the appetite of the scholar and the layman.

Mystical Palmyra is proud to bring to you for the very first time a very unique experience that captures a  slice of the human and the divine. Prof Madhusudhanan Kalaichelvan would unveil the mysteries surrounding the temples and the gods. Authentic Banarasi food, traditional weaving, trip down the ganga, the serene Ghats, the outstanding places of learning, Sarnath…..it is a packed eclectic itinerary that awaits you. For the true flavour of the city to sink in we have designed various walks. Come with us to savour this city which predates history and promises eternal Moksha.

Date: October 23rd to 26th 2018

Registration: Before 20th August 2018

Package cost per person:

  • INR 25,000 on twin sharing basis
  • INR 28,500 on single occupancy basis

Included:

  • Road travel on AC vehicles
  • Accommodation in AC rooms accommodating up to 2   adults. In this Trip, we will be staying at Omkar Palace
  • Meals mentioned - 3 breakfast, 4 lunch and 4 dinners    per person (Request you to specify your preference if    any in advance)
  • 2 bottles of water per person will be provided on the vehicle every day. We request you to bring a refillable bottle in order to reduce the usage of plastic waste. 
  • Regular entry tickets where required will be provided
  • Darshan at temples will be allowed if People wish to and ONLY if time permits
  • All applicable taxes as on date

Non included:

  • Transportation To and From Varanasi
  • Additional nights stay before the 23 rd and after the 26th October at Varanasi
  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Room Service
  • Any other attractions/temple other than those mentioned in the tour Itinerary
  • Tips
  • Day 1
  • 0930 - Meet at Hotel Ganges Grand Lobby, orientation and baggage drop
  • 1000 - Ram Nagar Trail
  • 1300 -  Lunch @ Nat Kot Mutt
  • 1400 – Check into hotel Omkar Palace
  • 1530 -  Assi Trail
  • 1900 - Ganga Aarti @ Dashashwamedh Ghat
  • 2030 – Dinner @ Shree Shivay
  • 2200 - Manikarnika  walk
  • Day 2
  • 0830 – Check out after breakfast
  • 0845 - Kal Bhairav Temple
  • 0930 - Sarnath Trail
  • 1300 - Lunch @ Guleria Koti
  • 1430 – Check into Hotel Ganges Grand
  • 1600 - Mumukthi Bhawan
  • 1700 – Famous Holy Trail
  • 2030 - Dinner @ Baati Choka 
  • Day 3
  • 0500 - Varahidevi Temple
  • 0600 - Assi Ghat Swaminath Akhara  Khusti
  • 0700 - Bath at Ganga
  • 0800 - Breakfast at hotel
  • 0930 - Vishwanath Trail
  • 1200 - Khojwa trail
  • 1330 - Lunch @ Shankar Mutt
  • 1400 - Hanuman Ghat Trail
  • 1800 - Hotel and shopping at the chowk
  • 2030 – Dinner @ Jaipuria
  • Day 4
  • 0930 - Raj Ghat Trail
  • 1130 – Panchganga Ghat Trail
  • 1300 – Lunch @ Saffron
  • 1400 – Back to Hotel and Check out
  • 1500 - BHU
  • 1600 – Ganges  Boat ride
  • 1800 - Shopping
  • 2030 - Dinner @ Annapurna
  • 2130 -  Tour Ends
  • Sridharan Lakshmanan; sridhar@embassy-travels.com ; +919282119040
  • Raji Kumar; raji@embassy-travels.com ; +919840471127
  • Address : 23, Thanikachalam Road, T. Nagar, Chennai – 600 017

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Heritage

Kinchit Kanchi - A sample of the “other” side of Kanchi

Kanchi is a vintage city of India which is still thriving. The sprawling capital of the Pallava Dynasty - one of the earliest organized dynasties to rule this part of India - it was much larger than what it is today. 

Kanchi was inhabited by multi-cultural/religious inhabitants like Buddhists, Jains, Shaivites and Vaishnavites. The beautiful city also had its own warts, a seamy side which is recorded by one of its past rulers and you will hear about it on the tour!

Mystical Palmyra along with Historian Pradeep Chakravarthy is proud to present to you a Kinchit (a little more) of Kanchi than what is generally known. Our two-day journey will take you to smaller and less traveled towns of the District.

Date: Dec 14th to 15th 2018

Registration: Before 30th November 2018

Package cost per person:

  • INR 12,300 on twin sharing basis
  • INR 13,800 on single occupancy basis

Included:

  • Road travel on AC vehicles
  • Accommodation in AC rooms accommodating up to 2 adults. Children will be accommodated depending on the age and hotel policy. In this Trip, we will be staying at GRT Kanchipuram( https://grthotels.com/kanchipuram)
  • Meals mentioned - 2 breakfast, 2 lunch and 1 dinner per person (Request you to specify your preference if any in advance)
  • 2 bottles of water per person will be provided on the coach every day. We request you to bring a refillable bottle in order to reduce the usage of plastic waste. 
  • Regular entry tickets where required will be provided
  • Darshan at temples will be allowed if People wish to and ONLY if time permits
  • All applicable taxes as on date

Non included:

  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Room Service
  • Any other attractions/temple other than those mentioned in the tour Itinerary
  • Tips
  • Day 1 – 14th Dec
  • 0600 – Leave for Kanchipuram
  • 0700 – Breakfast
  • 0830 – Thenneri – Abathsahayeeshwarar and Kanthalingeshwarar Temple
  • 1000 – Old House and farm visit
  • 1130 – Leave for Thirumukkoodal
  • 1300 – Check into Hotel
  • 1330 – Traditional Lunch
  • 1500 – Thiruparuthikundram
  • 1600 – Kanchipuram Iddli Demo - Kanchi Weaver Visit
  • 1830 – Free time
  • 2030 – Dinner at Hotel
  • Day 2 – 15th  Dec
  • 0830 – Leave for Natabhavi, Mamandur and Sanjeevirayar
  • 1100 – Aakkur Kattai Koothu
  • 1330 – Check out
  • 1400 – Kanchi Kudil visit and Lunch
  • 1600 – Mathangeshwarar
  • 1630 – Free time
  • 1800 – Leave for Chennai
  • Sridharan Lakshmanan; sridhar@embassy-travels.com ; +919282119040
  • Raji Kumar; raji@embassy-travels.com ; +919840471127
  • Address : 23, Thanikachalam Road, T. Nagar, Chennai – 600 017

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Heritage

Beyond Kaveri and Kollidam - Tiruchirapalli and Srirangam

As the perennial river Cauvery the town of Tiru-Chirra-Palli or Trichy was and is perennial. Situated in the heart of Tamilnadu this city boasts of a glorious past and ultra-modern future ”Smart City”. It’s name gives us a clue of the ancient traditions it has as a part of its location on the Kaveri river bank.

The name denotes an ancient Jain vow of fasting to death. Mystical Palmyra along with Historian Pradeep Chakravarthy wafts you on a two day trip to explore the region’s rich history and of course the jewel in the crown, the Bhooloka Vaikuntam – Srirangam.

Date: Feb 15th to 16th 2019

Registration: Before 31st December 2018

Package cost per person:

  • INR 16,000 on twin sharing basis
  • INR 18,500 on a single occupancy basis

Included:

  • Train Travel by Two Tier or Three Tier AC coach on a train. In case your registration does  not meet the deadline, we shall provide an alternate mode of transport
  • Road travel on AC coach
  • Accommodation in AC rooms accommodating up to 2 adults. Children will be accommodated depending on the age and hotel policy. In this trip, we will be staying at The Blossoms Trichy- https://hotelblossoms.com/
  • Meals mentioned - 2 breakfast, 2 lunch and 2 dinners per person (Request you to specify your preference if any in advance)
  • 2 bottles of water per person will be provided on the coach every day. We request you to bring a refillable bottle in order to reduce the usage of plastic waste.
  • Regular entry tickets where required will be provided
  • Darshan at temples will be allowed if People wish to and ONLY if time permits.   
  • All applicable taxes as on date

Non included:

  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Room Service
  • Any other attractions/temple other than those mentioned in the tour Itinerary
  • Day 1 – 14th Feb
  • 2245 – Meet at Madras Egmore station
  • 2330 – Leave for Trichy by Rock fort Express
  • Day 2 – 15th  Feb
  • 0525 – Arrive at Trichy Station
  • 0530 – Check into Blossoms. Rest, freshen up and have breakfast
  • 0800 – Leave for Kodumbalur (45mins)
  • 1030 – Rail Museum
  • 1100 – Thanjavur painting demo at Uraiyur/ Weavers belt of Woraiyur/Woraiyur Suruttu
  • 1330 – Lunch at Ethirajammal Ramanuja Koodam
  • 1500 – Srirangam Temple
  • 1700 – Srirangam Murali’s coffee at Rangoon Chidambara Reddiar Chatram, Thiruvanaikaval
  • 1800 – 2000 – Back to Hotel and rest
  • 2130 – Street Food Trail
  • Day 3 – 16th Feb
  • 0600 – Coffee at Thyagaraja Bagavadar’s House
  • 0730 – Breakfast
  • 0830 – Leave for Rock fort
  • 1000 – Leave for Thiruvellarai (40mins)
  • 1330 – Lunch @ Chellammal Manpanai Samayal
  • 1500 – Leave for Malayadipatti
  • 1730 – Brief stop at Thiruverumbur and tea break
  • 1900 – Back to hotel and refresh
  • 2000 – Dinner
  • 2145 – Checkout and Leave for Train Station
  • 2235 – Leave for Madras by Rockfort Express
  • Day 4– 17th  Feb
  • 0435 – Arrive at Chennai Egmore Station
  • Say Bye until our next tour
  • Sridharan Lakshmanan; sridhar@embassy-travels.com ; +919282119040
  • Raji Kumar; raji@embassy-travels.com ; +919840471127
  • Address : 23, Thanikachalam Road, T. Nagar, Chennai – 600 017

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