14 Days – North & South India

14 Days – North & South India

VALID TILL 31 MARCH’2020 (EXCEPT 20 DEC’19-05 JAN’20)

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi

Morning half day combined sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Qutab Minar, India Gate (War Memorial) Lakshmi Narayan Temple-Modern Hindu Temple, drive past President’s House, Parliament House and Secretariat buildings. Also visit Raj Ghat– the cremations sites of Mahatma Gandhi and drive past Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Delhi

Day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Delhi–Agra  (By Surface-200 Kms/04 Hours)

Breakfast at hotel

Leave for Agra by surface

On arrival assist with check-in at Hotel.

Afternoon sightseeing tour of the Taj Mahal & Fort. Visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France  and  Italy  and  who  took  17  years  to complete this ‘Love Poem in Marble’. (Friday closed). Later visit the Agra fort containing the halls of private & public audiences & other palaces. Shah Jahan spent here years of confinement at the hands of his son Aurangzeb, looking wistfully at the Taj Mahal from the Fort. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05: Agra-Jaipur (By Surface-245 Kms/05 Hours)

Depart Agra for Jaipur by car. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. The Fatehpur Sikri complex houses tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other palaces, which surprisingly have withstood the ravages of time and are still in good condition. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06: Jaipur

Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Standing tall over a small hillock overlooking the Pink city, Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort-Palace. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals.  Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. A major attraction at Amber is the Elephant Ride, all the way up to the Fort entrance.

Afternoon half day sightseeing tour. The tour begins with a visit to the Maharaja’s City Palace,- the former Royal residence,- part of it converted into a museum. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive   array   of   weaponry -pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. Also see the miniature items and old carpets at the Textile Museum. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone-and-marble-crafted Observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the Observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07: Jaipur–Mumbai  (By Flight)

Breakfast at hotel

In time transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai.

Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Mumbai

Morning breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast have half day visit to Gateway of India, Mumbai’s principle landmark.  This arch of yellow basalt was erected on the waterfront in 1924 to commemorate King George V’s visit to Mumbai in 1911.  Drive pass the  Secretariat of Maharashtra Government and along the Marine Drive which is fondly known as the ‘Queen’s Necklace’.  Visit Mani Bhavan, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his visits to Mumbai.  Drive past the Victoria Terminus, the principal railways station of Mumbai, a beautiful building that symbolise the ethos of the Edwardian architecture, well worth a  photo stop. At the Church gate station  see the Dabbawala’s- a unique tiffin delivery service run by over 5000 semiskilled workers of delivering lunch to corporate executives from their homes. Visit the ‘Dhobi Ghat’, an open laundry  where Mumbai’s ‘dirties’ are scrubbed, bashed, dyed and hung out to dry –  a nice photography stop well worth a visit.   Visit the ISKON Temple devoted to Lord Krishna in time for the noon aarti and then continue to the colourful Crawford market and Flora fountain a large bustling square, in the heart of the city. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Mumbai

Day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Mumbai-Bangalore  (By Flight)

In time transfer to airport to board flight for Bangalore . on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Bangalore

Morning half day sightseeing tour of the “Garden City” visiting the Lal Bagh laid out by Tipu Sultan and his father in the 18th century which has a variety of old trees, fountains, lotus pools, terraces and an assortment of tropical and sub-tropical herbs. Also visit the Bull Temple and drive past the Government Secretariat, Vidhan Soudha (Legislature building) and Cubbon Park.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Bangalore –Chennai  (By Train)

In time transfer to station to board train for Chennai. on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Chennai

Morning half day city sightseeing tour includes a visit to the Government Museum and Art Gallery, to see the art and bronze gallery (closed on Fridays and public holidays) and also a visit to the famous 16th century Kapaleeshwarar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, sacred to Tamil Shivaties. Non-Hindus are only allowed up to the outer courtyard. Later drive past Fort St. George, Marina Beach and San Thome Cathedral.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 14: Leave Chennai   

In time transfer to airport to board flight back home.

• 13 nights accommodation on TWIN sharing basis at the hotel mentioned OR SIMILAR CATEGORY OF ALTERNATE HOTELS.
• Meal Plan – Daily buffet breakfast at all the hotels
• All transfers, sightseeing tours and excursion by Air-conditioned Vehicle as per the above itinerary (transport services are not included for days at leisure).
• English speaking local guide for sightseeing and excursion tours at each city.
• Elephant ride (alternatively by jeeps – one time) to ascend Amber Fort in Jaipur. (Elephant Ride is subject to availability.)
• Train fare for sector Bangalore – Chennai in Ac Chair Car.
• Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes, and porterage at all hotels.
• Representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
• All currently applicable taxes including service tax
• Internal flight Jaipur-Mumbai-Bangalore

• International Airfares
• Visa
• Insurance
• Tips & personal items
• Entrance fees to monuments

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