Emperor & Empires, Fort, Palaces & Temple, North & South India
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Product Code : AGORA352
Embark on a fascinating journey through the realms of emperors and empires, exploring the grand forts, palaces, and temples of North and South India. Experience the vibrant culture and rich history as you visit iconic destinations like Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Hyderabad, and Hampi. Marvel at the architectural wonders of the Taj Mahal, Jaipur's Pink City, and the ruins of Hampi. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of ancient temples and witness the captivating blend of traditions and modernity. This private tour is a perfect blend of heritage, culture, and architectural marvels.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. After check-in, you can relax and freshen up. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the bustling streets of Delhi at your leisure or rest and recover from your journey.
Day 2: Delhi City Tour
Embark on a full-day city tour of Delhi, starting with the historic sites of Old Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, and explore the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk on a cycle rickshaw. Continue to Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. In the afternoon, explore the attractions of New Delhi, including India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's House), Humayun's Tomb, and Qutub Minar. Dive into the rich history and vibrant culture of the city.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra (200kms)
After breakfast, drive to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal. Check in to your hotel and relax for a while. In the afternoon, visit the iconic Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Marvel at its stunning white marble architecture and learn about the captivating love story behind its creation. Later, visit Agra Fort, an imposing red sandstone fort that served as the residence of Mughal emperors.
Day 4: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Abhaneri - Jaipur (245kms)
Leave Agra and drive to Jaipur, the Pink City of Rajasthan. En route, stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted Mughal city and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the well-preserved buildings, including Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, and Panch Mahal. Continue your journey to Abhaneri and marvel at the Chand Baori stepwell, known for its intricate architecture. Arrive in Jaipur and check in to your hotel. In the evening, you can explore the colorful local markets.
Day 5: Jaipur City Tour
Embark on a full-day city tour of Jaipur, starting with a visit to the magnificent Amer Fort. Enjoy an elephant ride up the fort's hill and explore its beautiful palaces, courtyards, and gardens. Later, visit Jal Mahal, a palace situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Continue to Hawa Mahal, the iconic Palace of Winds, known for its unique architecture. Explore the City Palace, which houses a museum displaying royal artifacts. End the day at Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory.
Day 6: Jaipur - Hyderabad (Flight)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Hyderabad. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and unwind. In the afternoon, explore the city of Hyderabad, known for its rich history and iconic landmarks. Visit the majestic Golconda Fort, known for its acoustics and panoramic views of the city. Discover the charms of Charminar, a monument and mosque, and explore the vibrant markets of the Old City.
Day 7: Hyderabad City Tour
Embark on a full-day city tour of Hyderabad. Visit the iconic Chowmahalla Palace, once the seat of the Nizams of Hyderabad, and explore its opulent halls and gardens. Discover the Salar Jung Museum, one of the largest art museums in the world, housing a vast collection of artifacts. Explore the Qutb Shahi Tombs, a complex of royal mausoleums showcasing Persian and Indian architectural styles. Head to the iconic Birla Mandir, a magnificent Hindu temple made of white marble. In the evening, you can immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the local markets and indulge in shopping for traditional handicrafts and pearls.
Day 8: Hyderabad - Gulbarga (260kms)
After breakfast, drive to Gulbarga, a historical city known for its architectural wonders. En route, visit the historic town of Bidar, famous for its forts, palaces, and mosques. Explore the majestic Bidar Fort, the stunning Bahmani tombs, and the beautiful Guru Nanak Jhira Sahib Gurudwara. Continue your drive to Gulbarga and check in at your hotel. Spend the evening at leisure, discovering the local culture and cuisine.
Day 9: Gulbarga - Bijapur (170kms)
After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Gulbarga. Visit the imposing Gulbarga Fort, known for its unique architecture and historical significance. Explore the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, and marvel at its intricate craftsmanship. Later, drive to Bijapur, another historical city renowned for its architectural marvels. Upon arrival, visit the famous Gol Gumbaz, a mausoleum with the second-largest dome in the world. Explore other attractions such as Ibrahim Rauza and Jumma Masjid. Overnight stay in Bijapur.
Day 10: Bijapur - Badami (120kms)
After breakfast, proceed with a city tour of Bijapur. Explore the architectural wonders, including the iconic Bijapur Fort, Malik-e-Maidan (a medieval cannon), and Ibrahim Rouza. Afterward, drive to Badami, a town famous for its rock-cut cave temples. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and relax. In the afternoon, visit the Badami Cave Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the intricately carved rock-cut temples dedicated to various Hindu deities. Enjoy the serene ambiance and admire the architectural beauty. Overnight stay in Badami.
Day 11: Badami Excursion
After breakfast, embark on a full-day excursion to explore the magnificent rock-cut cave temples of Badami. Marvel at the intricate carvings, sculptures, and ancient architecture as you visit the four main cave temples dedicated to Hindu deities. Explore the Badami Fort, perched atop a hill, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. In the afternoon, visit the Bhutanatha Group of Temples located near the Agastya Lake, where you can witness the mesmerizing reflection of the temples in the tranquil waters.
Day 12: Badami - Gadag - Lakkundi - Hampi (190kms)
Leave Badami after breakfast and proceed towards Hampi. En route, visit the historical town of Gadag, known for its architectural wonders. Explore the famous Trikuteshwara Temple, a masterpiece of Chalukyan architecture, and the ornate Veeranarayana Temple. Continue your journey to Lakkundi, a village known for its ancient temples and exquisite sculptures. Visit the Nanneshwara Temple and the Brahma Jinalaya Temple, which are renowned for their intricate carvings. Arrive in Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and check in at the hotel.
Day 13: Hampi Sightseeing
Embark on a full-day city tour of Hampi, an ancient capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Explore the architectural marvels and ruins that dot the landscape. Visit the Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and the Vittala Temple, known for its iconic stone chariot and musical pillars. Discover the Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables, Queen's Bath, Hazara Rama Temple, and the impressive Hampi Bazaar. Enjoy the serene beauty and historical significance of this unique destination.
Day 14: Hampi - Hubli Airport (180kms)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Hubli Airport for your onward journey. Bid farewell to the captivating landscapes and rich history of Hampi as you take with you unforgettable memories of the colonial hill stations and historical wonders of North India.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 13 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 13 night accommodation
Delhi x 2 nights
3* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges
Agra x 1 nights
3* - Howard Plaza the Fern/ Atulyaa Taj
4* - Prime Plaza/ Crystal Sarovar Premier
5* - Mansion Grand/ Courtyard by Marriott
Jaipur x 2 nights
3* - Redfox Hotel/ Park Ocean
4* - Fortune Select Metroplitan/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - ITC Rajputana/ Hilton Jaipur
Hyderabad x 2 nights
3* - Aditya Park/ Lemon Tree Hotel
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel/ Fortune Park Vallabha
5* - ITC Kakatiya, a Luxury Collection/ Trident Hotel
Gulbarga x 1 nights
3*/4*/5* - Hotel Heritage Inn
Bijapur x 1 nights
3*/4*/5* - Sun Hotel/ Hotel Mayura Adilshahi
Badami x 2 nights
3* - Krishna Heritage/ The Heritage Resort
4*/5* - Badami Court/ Krishna Heritage
Hospet/ Hampi x 2 nights
3* - Krishna Palace/ Kishkinda Heritage Resort
4* - Heritage Resort/ Malligi Hotel
5* - Hyatt Place/ Hampi Boulders
- Jaipur - Hyderabad & Hubli - Delhi/Mumbai flight fare approx INR 12, 500 per person in economy class.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.