Duration: 26 Nights / 27 Days
Places Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi - Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Pondicherry - Swami Malai - Tanjore - Tirchy - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Kodaikanal - Kanya Kumari - Kovalam - Periyar - Kottaym - Alleppey - Ooty - Coonoor - Mysore - Srirangapatnam - Hassan - Belur - Bangalore - Sravanbelgola - Delhi
Day1: Abroad - Delhi
Arrive at Delhi International airport.
On arrival in Delhi, the guest will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
This morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi - Former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the "rickshaw ride" for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
This afternoon you will be taken to visit New Delhi - drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutab Minar.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra
Morning drive to Agra (203 kms).
Upon arrival in Agra - check into the hotel
Afternoon visit red fort and famous Taj Mahal.
Red Fort - lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. It was built by Akbar as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.
Taj Mahal -This most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal "the lady of the Taj". It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, for the emperor was heartbroken when Mumtaz died after 17 years of marriage, during the birth of her 14th child.The central structure has four small domes surrounding the huge, central dome. Above the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are false tombs, a common practice in Indian mausoleums. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday).
Stay at pristine Taj Mahal for sunset, to see this true Wonder of the world in gentle late afternoon light. Overnight at hotel.
Tajmahal, Agra Travel Packages
Day 4: Agra - Jaipur
Thereafter drive to Jaipur (221 kms), en route visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri the deserted, red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza the largest gateway in the world.
Thereafter continue drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur - check into the hotel. Afternoon at leisure to explore the city. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
Afternoon tour of the City - "The Pink City" is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Jaipur - Delhi
Morning drive to Delhi (250 kms). Arrival in Delhi. Later in late evening transfer to International airport for flight to back home.
Day 7 - Delhi - Chennai
Chennai Church, Chennai TourismArrive Chennai Assistance and transfer to the hotel
Day 8 : Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram
Chennai Full day Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram
Day 9 : Chennai - Pondicherry
Chennai-Pondicherry, 170 km Morning drive to Pondicherry. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Pondicherry
Day 10 : Pondicherry - Swami Mailer
Pondicherry-Swami Mailer, 166 km Drive to Swami Mailer ethnic Village Resort visiting en-route Chidambram and Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Day 11 : Swami Malai - Tanjore - Trichy
Swami Malai-Tanjore-Trichy, 91 km Morning drive to Trichy visiting en-route Tanjore Temple.
Arrive Trichy, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Srirangam and Rock Fort
Day 12 : Trichy - Madurai
Trichy-Madurai, 142 km Drive to Madurai and check-in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Madurai
Day 13 : Madurai - Rameshwaram or Kodaikanai
Madurai Day at leisure - optional Day trip to visit Rameshwaram or Kodaikanal
Day 14 : Madurai - Kanya Kumari - Kovalam
Madurai-Kanya Kumari-Kovalam, 285 km Morning drive to Kanya Kumari(Cape Comorin), the last end of India where three Oceans meet. Continue to Kovalam and on arrival, stay for overnight
Day 15: Kovalam
Kovalam Day at leisure.
Day 16: Kovalam - Periyar
Kovalam-Periyar, 276 km Morning drive to Periyar. Afternoon boat cruise on Lake Periyar to view wildlife
Day 17: Periyar - Kottayam
Periyar-Kottayam/backwaters, 115 km Drive to Kottayam and board Kettuvalom, the Houseboat. Sail through the day and spend night on boat.
Day 18: Alleppey - Cochin
Arrive Alleppey-Cochin At noon time, disembark Houseboat at Alleppey and proceed to Cochin, 56 km
Day 19: Cochin
Cochin Morning sightseeing tour Evening witness Kathakali Dance Show in a Theatre
Day 20: Cochin - Ooty
Cochin-Ooty, 280 km Drive to Ooty and check-in at the hotel.
Day 21: Ooty - Coonoor
Ooty Full day sightseeing of Ooty and Coonoor.
Day 22: Ooty - Mysore
Ooty-Mysore, 155 km Drive to Mysore and check-in at the hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing tour
Day 23: Mysore - Srirangapatnam
Mysore Morning visit Somnathpur Temple Afternoon visit Srirangapatnam
Day 24: Mysore - Hassan
Mysore-Hassan, 150 km Drive to Hassan and check-in at the hotel Afternoon visit Belur and Halebid Temples.
Day 25: Hassan - Bangalore - Sravanbelgola
Hassan-Bangalore drive, 186 km Drive to Bangalore visiting en-route Sravanbelgola On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour
Day 26: Bangalore
Bangalore-Delhi flight Transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai Afternoon city sightseeing tour
Day 27: Delhi
Delhi-Dep. Transfer to airport for onward flight OR Extend your stay in Goa