Classical Cities & Historical Monuments of India
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Embark on a remarkable journey through India's classical cities and historical monuments on this private tour. Explore the vibrant streets of Delhi, witness the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra, immerse yourself in the regal charm of Jaipur, and discover the architectural wonders of Aurangabad, including Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Continue your adventure to the cultural hub of Bangalore, the palaces of Mysore, and the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Hampi and Badami. Finally, unwind on the pristine beaches of Goa before concluding your tour.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi airport, you will be warmly received and transferred to your hotel. Rest and relax after your journey.
Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing
Embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Explore Old Delhi, including the iconic Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, and bustling Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi, visit the majestic India Gate, Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, and the grand government buildings.
Day 3: Delhi to Jaipur (265km)
Drive to Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. In the evening, explore the colorful bazaars and indulge in shopping for handicrafts and textiles.
Day 4: Jaipur Sightseeing
Discover the architectural wonders of Jaipur. Visit the famous Amber Fort and ascend its ramparts on an elephant ride. Explore the beautiful City Palace, Jantar Mantar (Observatory), Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), and the picturesque Jal Mahal (Water Palace).
Day 5: Jaipur to Agra via Abhaneri and Fatehpur Sikri (245km)
Embark on a drive to Agra, stopping at Abhaneri to marvel at the fascinating stepwell, Chand Baori. Continue to Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned Mughal capital, and explore its stunning palaces and mosques. Arrive in Agra and check in at your hotel.
Day 6: Agra Sightseeing and Aurangabad Flight
Witness the mesmerizing beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunrise, a true architectural masterpiece. Visit Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the exquisite Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj). In the evening, transfer to the airport for your flight to Aurangabad. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
Day 7: Excursion to Ajanta Caves
Embark on a full-day excursion to the ancient Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the stunning rock-cut Buddhist caves adorned with intricate sculptures and paintings. After the tour, return to Aurangabad and enjoy a city tour.
Day 8: Excursion to Ellora Caves and Mumbai Flight
Visit the UNESCO-listed Ellora Caves, a remarkable complex of rock-cut temples representing Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain art. Explore the awe-inspiring Kailash Temple, a highlight of Ellora. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel.
Day 9: Elephanta Caves and Mumbai City Tour
Take a ferry ride to Elephanta Island and explore the ancient Elephanta Caves, known for their intricate sculptures and rock-cut architecture. Return to Mumbai for a city tour, including landmarks like the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Hanging Gardens, and the bustling Crawford Market.
Day 10: Mumbai to Bangalore Flight
Board a flight to Bangalore, the "Garden City" of India. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and relax. In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour, visiting the botanical wonders of Lal Bagh Garden and the serene Cubbon Park. Explore Bangalore Fort, Tippu Summer Palace, and the famous Bull Temple.
Day 11: Bangalore to Mysore via Srirangapatna (150km)
Drive to Mysore, stopping at Srirangapatna to visit the revered Ranganathaswamy Temple. Upon reaching Mysore, visit the opulent Mysore Palace, the sacred Chamundeswari Temple atop Chamundi Hills, the Nandi Bull Temple, and St. Philomena's Church.
Day 12: Mysore to Shravanabelagola and Hassan (140km)
Embark on a scenic drive to Hassan, with a stop at Shravanabelagola. Take a rewarding 30-minute uphill walk to reach the revered Jain Temple and witness the impressive statue of Lord Bahubali. Arrive in Hassan and check in at your hotel.
Day 13: Hassan to Hampi via Belur and Halebidu (330km)
Drive to Hampi, the ancient capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Enroute, visit the magnificent temple complexes of Belur and Halebidu, known for their intricate carvings and architectural splendor. Arrive in Hampi and check in at your hotel.
Day 14: Hampi Sightseeing
Embark on a full-day tour of Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the architectural marvels of this ancient city, including the Virupaksha Temple, Vittala Temple, Lotus Mahal, Hazara Rama Temple, and the majestic Hampi Bazaar. Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of the Vijayanagara Empire.
Day 15: Hampi to Lakkundi and Badami (150km)
Drive to Badami, with stops at Lakkundi and Gadag. Explore Lakkundi, known for its ancient temples and intricate sculptures. Continue to Badami and check in at your hotel.
Day 16: Badami, Aihole, and Pattadakkal
Enjoy a full day exploring the historical treasures of Badami, Aihole, and Pattadakkal. Marvel at the rock-cut caves and temples of Badami, visit the ancient town of Aihole known for its architectural diversity, and explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pattadakkal, home to magnificent temples and intricate carvings.
Day 17: Badami to Goa (250km)
Drive to the beautiful coastal state of Goa. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Relax on the pristine beaches, soak up the sun, and experience the vibrant nightlife of Goa.
Day 18: Goa Sightseeing
Embark on a full-day city tour of Goa, exploring its rich Portuguese heritage and scenic beauty. Visit Old Goa, home to magnificent churches such as Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral. Explore the vibrant markets, enjoy water sports on the beaches, and indulge in delicious Goan cuisine.
Day 19: Free Day in Goa
Enjoy a day at your leisure to relax on the sandy beaches, explore the charming villages of Goa, or engage in adventurous activities like water sports, trekking, or wildlife spotting. Take this opportunity to soak in the laid-back atmosphere and immerse yourself in the unique blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures.
Day 20: Goa Departure (Flight)
As per your flight schedule, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 19 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 19 nights accommodation
Delhi x 2 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Meridian Plaza
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges
Jaipur x 2 nights
3* - Redfox Hotel/ Park Ocean
4* - Holiday Inn City Centre/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - ITC Rajputana/ Hilton Jaipur
Agra x 1 night
3* - Howard Plaza the Fern/ Atulyaa Taj
4* - Radission Hotel/ Crystal Sarovar Premier
5* - Trident Hotel/ Courtyard by Marriott
Aurangabad x 2 nights
3* - Keys Hotel The Aures/ Aurangabad Gymkhana Club
4* - Ambassador Ajanta / VITS Hotel
5* - WelcomHotel Rama International / Lemon Tree Hotel
Mumbai x 2 night
3* - Hotel Suba Palace/ BW Hotel Sahil
4* - Sun-N-Sand Hotel/ Fariyas Hotel
5* - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central
Bangalore x 1 nights
3* - Ramada/ The Rialto
4* - Fortune Select JP Cosmos/ Lemon Tree Premier Ulsoor Lake
5* - ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection/ ITC Windsor a Luxury Collection
Mysore x 1 night
3* - Southern Star/Sandesh The Prince
4* - Fortune Park JP Palace/ Grand Mercure
5* - Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden/The Windflower Resort & Spa
Hassan x 1 night
3* - Candy Southern Star/ Pavanputra Resort & Spa
4* & 5* - Hosyala Village Resort/ The Ashok
Hampi x 2 nights
3* - Krishna Palace/ Kishkinda Heritage Resort
4* - Heritage Resort / Royal Orchid Central Keerti
5* - Hyatt Place/ Hampi Boulders
Badami x 2 night
3* - Rajsangam Hotel/ The Heritage Resort
4* & 5* - Badami Court/ Krishna Heritage
Goa x 3 nights
3* - Varca Le Palm/ Lambana Resort
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel Candolim/ The Chances Resort & Casino
5* - Zuri Varca Goa White Sand Resort & Casino/ Alila Diwa Goa
- Delhi - Aurangabad - Mumbai - Bangalore & Goa - Delhi flight tickets approx ?20500 per person in economy class.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.