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Golden Triangle & South India Temples

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Product Code : AGORA650

Embark on a captivating journey through the Golden Triangle and South India's temples on this private tour. Explore the cultural treasures of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, including the iconic Taj Mahal and majestic Amber Fort. Immerse yourself in the spiritual aura of Chennai and visit the historic temples of Mahabalipuram and Thanjavur. Discover the architectural marvels of Trichy and Madurai, and conclude your tour with a flight back to Delhi. Experience the rich heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and diverse traditions of India on this unforgettable adventure.


Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival at Delhi airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. Take some time to relax and acclimate to the city.


Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing

Embark on a full-day city tour of Delhi. Start with Old Delhi, visiting Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, and take a rickshaw ride through the bustling streets of Chandni Chowk. Explore the historical landmarks of Red Fort and Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. In the afternoon, visit New Delhi, including the iconic India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's House), Humayun's Tomb, and the towering Qutub Minar.


Day 3: Delhi - Agra (210kms)

After breakfast, drive to Agra. Check in at the hotel and freshen up. Later, visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Explore the intricate marble craftsmanship and learn about the love story behind this architectural masterpiece. Continue to Agra Fort, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, which served as the main residence of the Mughal emperors. End the day with a visit to the Baby Taj (Itmad-ud-Daulah), known for its exquisite white marble work.


Day 4: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Abhaneri - Jaipur (245kms)

Drive to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. En route, stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted Mughal city known for its well-preserved palaces and architectural marvels. Continue the journey to Abhaneri, famous for the stunning Chand Baori stepwell. Arrive in Jaipur and spend the evening exploring the local markets known for handicrafts, textiles, and traditional jewelry.


Day 5: Jaipur Sightseeing

Begin the day with an excursion to the Amber Fort, a magnificent fort-palace situated on a hilltop. Enjoy an elephant ride to ascend to the fort and admire its impressive architecture. Visit the City Palace, a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles, and explore its museums and galleries. Next, visit the Jantar Mantar observatory, an astronomical marvel from the 18th century. Drive past the Hawa Mahal, the iconic Palace of Winds, and visit the Sisodia Rani Garden and Birla Temple. In the evening, you can explore the bustling bazaars of Jaipur.


Day 6: Jaipur - Chennai (flight)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Chennai. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Later, embark on a city tour of Chennai. Drive along Marina Beach, the second-longest urban beach in the world, and visit Fort St. George, the first English fortress in India. Explore the Kapaleeshwarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and browse through the vibrant markets of Chennai.


Day 7: Chennai - Mahabalipuram (120kms)

After breakfast, drive to Mahabalipuram. En route, visit the city of Kanchipuram, known for its beautiful temples and silk sarees. Explore the ancient temples of Kanchipuram, including the Kailasanathar Temple and Ekambareswarar Temple. Continue the journey to Mahabalipuram and check in at the hotel. Spend the rest of the day visiting the famous rock-cut temples and sculptures, such as the Pancha Rathas, Shore Temple, and Arjuna's Penance.


Day 8: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (120kms)

Drive from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and take some time to relax. Later, embark on a sightseeing tour of Pondicherry, also known as Puducherry. Visit the Aurobindo Ashram, a spiritual community founded by Sri Aurobindo and known for its tranquil atmosphere. Explore the French Quarter, with its charming colonial architecture, and stroll along the picturesque Promenade Beach. In the evening, you can enjoy a leisurely walk around the vibrant streets of Pondicherry.


Day 9: Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangaikonda Cholapuram - Darasuram - Thanjavur (180kms)

Drive from Pondicherry to Thanjavur, with en route visits to Chidambaram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, and Darasuram. In Chidambaram, visit the Nataraja Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva in his dancing form. Proceed to Gangaikonda Cholapuram and explore the magnificent Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple, built by the Chola dynasty. Continue to Darasuram and visit the Airavatesvara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its intricate carvings. Arrive in Thanjavur and check in at the hotel.


Day 10: Thanjavur - Trichy (60kms)

In the morning, visit the Brihadeshwara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest temples in India. Explore the Vijayanagar Fort and the Thanjavur Art Gallery, which houses a remarkable collection of ancient artifacts. Visit the Saraswathi Mahal Library, known for its extensive collection of rare manuscripts and books. Afterward, drive to Trichy (Tiruchirappalli) and check in at the hotel. Later, visit the famous Rockfort Temple, situated on a massive rock, and explore the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu.


Day 11: Trichy - Madurai (135kms)

Drive from Trichy to Madurai. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and relax for a while. In the evening, visit the Meenakshi Amman Temple, a grand temple complex dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar. Explore the intricately carved gopurams (gateway towers) and marvel at the vibrant sculptures. Witness the evening ceremony, known as the "Aarti," a captivating ritual filled with devotional music and dance.


Day 12: Madurai - Delhi (flight)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be assisted with the transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the city or indulging in some last-minute shopping.


Day 13: Delhi - Departure

After breakfast, depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time for shopping or sightseeing in Delhi. Later, you will be transferred to the Delhi airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your tour.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 12 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 12 night accommodation

Delhi x 3 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Meridian Plaza
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* - Four Point by Sheraton/ Crystal Sarovar Premier
5* - Mansion Grand/ Courtyard by Marriott

Jaipur x 2 nights
3* - Redfox Hotel/ Park Ocean
4* - Fortune Select Metropolitan/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - ITC Rajputana/ Hilton Jaipur

Chennai x 1 night
3* - Raj Park/ MGM East Woods
4* - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan
5* - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace

Mahabalipuram x 1 night
3* - INDeco Hotels/ Mamalla Beach Resort
4* - Ideal Beach Resort/ Confluence The Banquet & Resort
5* - Radisson BLU Resort Temple Bay/ Fisherman's Cove

Pondicherry x 1 night
3* - Shenbaga Hotel/ Annamalai International
4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa
5* - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa

Thnjore x 1 night
3* - Grand Gardenia/ Oriental Towers 
4* - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort
5* - Svatma

Trichy x 1 night
3* - Red Fox Hotel/ Grand Gardenia
4* & 5* - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort

Madurai x 1 night
3* - Astoria by Sparsa/ Madurai’s Residency
4* - GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel
5* - Heritage Madurai/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai

- Jaipur - Chennai & Madurai - Delhi flight fare approx INR 15, 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.