Incredible Monuments, Temples & Beach Tour
Package price 7497 per person sharing twin
Product Code : AGORA720
Begin your tour from capital city Delhi and drive to Agra to see the iconic Taj Mahal. Next visit Gwalior fort, palaces, and cenotaphs & temples in Orchha. Explore breathtaking erotic temples of Khajuraho, then fly to Varanasi the spiritual capital of India. Further drive to visit Mahabodhi Temple & Nalanda Ruins. Fly to Kolkata and visit the monuments of British Raj. Fly to Bhubaneshwar and visit Hindu collection of temples, stay at beach resort in Puri and cruise on the Chilika Lake. Fly to Bangalore & visit few magnificent palaces, and wonderful temples. At the end unwind on the sun-kissed beaches of Goa.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport, assistance and transfer to hotel check in (check in/out time 12pm). Rest time free and easy to relax. O/n at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Delhi visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Raj Gath, Humayun Tomb, Qutab Minar & Lotus Temple. Also drive pass President House, Parliament & India Gate etc. O/n at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra (210km)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Agra check in at hotel. Later visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb. O/n at hotel.
Day 4: Agra - Gwalior - Orchha (220kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Orchha enroute visit Gwalior Fort known for its great architecture and rich past. Arrive Orchha check in at hotel. Visit the Orchha Fort complex, which houses a large number of ancient monuments consisting of the fort, palaces, temple, and other edifices. O/n at hotel.
Day 5: Orchha - Khajuraho (180kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Later drive to Khajuraho check in at hotel. Visit exceptionally well maintained Khajuraho temples built in the short span of 100 years from 950-1050AD by Chandela dynasty. Evening light & sound show. O/n at hotel.
Day 6: Khajuraho - Varanasi (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi. On arrival assistance and transfer to hotel. Evening attend Holy Ganga Aarti, a magical ritual held at sunset on the banks of the holy Ganges. O/n at hotel.
Day 7: Varanasi
Early morning boat ride & Ghat visit. Breakfast at hotel. Later visit Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple & Sarnath Temple complex including the Great Dhamekh Stupa. If time permit visit Ram Nagar Fort & Museum. O/n at hotel.
Day 8: Varanasi - Bodhgaya (255kms)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Bodhgaya check in at hotel. Visit Mahabodhi Temple complex, Bodhi Tree where Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. Also visit Tibetan Monastery, Burmese Temple, Chinese Temple, Buddhist Monastery of Bhutan, Thai Temple & Monastery, Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple etc. O/n at hotel.
Day 9: Bodhgaya - Patna (170kms)/ Kolkata (flight)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Patna via visiting Rajgir & Nanalda. In Rajgir visit tranquil Vulture`s Peak, where the Buddha meditated, and the Sattapanni Cave, where the First Council was organized after the Buddha`s passing. Nalanda, established in the 5th century CE was an ancient Mahavihara, a revered Buddhist monastery which also served as a renowned center of learning, in the ancient kingdom of Magadha.
Continue drive to Patna to board flight for Koklaka. On arrival transfer to hotel, check in & O/n at hotel.
Day 10: Kolkata
Breakfast at hotel. Full day city tour of Kolkata visiting Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Netaji Bhawan, Howrah Bridge, Dakshineswar Kali Temple & other landmark monuments of the city. O/n at hotel.
Day 11: Kolkata - Bhubaneshwar (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for Bhubaneswar. On arrival transfer to hotel check in. Later city tour, visit Parasurameshwar, Mukteshwar, Rajarani & Lingaraj temple (Only Hindu can enter sanctum). Also visit Khandagiri, Udaygiri caves & Dhauli Rock Edicts. O/n at hotel.
Day 12: Bhubaneshwar - Puri (60kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Puri via visiting Konark Sun temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site) Pipili the applique work village & Raghurajpur artisan village. Further visit, Ramchandi temple & Chandrabhaga beach. Also visit world famous lord Jagannath temple (Only Hindu can enter sanctum). O/n at hotel.
Day 13: Puri - Chilika Lake (55kms one way)
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to visit Chilika Lake the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent & home to a number of threatened species of plants and animals. Enjoy boat ride then drive to Puri check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 14: Puri - Bhubaneshwar/ Bangalore (flight)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Bhubaneshwar airport to board flight for Bangalore. On arrival assistance & transfer to hotel. On arrival transfer to hotel check in.
Later visit Lal Bagh Garden, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Fort, Tippu Summer Palace & Bull Temple. Drive pass Vidhana Soudha & Secretariat. O/n at hotel.
Day 15: Bangalore - Mysore (150kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Mysore enroute visit Shri Ranganathaswamy Temple a 10th century beautifully carved temple complex located in Srirangapatna. On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit Mysore Palace, Chamundeswari Temple, Nandi Bull Temple, City Palace & St. Philomenas Church. O/n at hotel.
Day 16: Mysore - Shravanabelagola - Hassan (140kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to visit Chennakesava Temple at Somanathapura. Thenafter Drive to Hassan via visiting Shravanabelagola one of the most important Jain pilgrim enters. Arrive Hassan check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 17: Hassan - Hampi (330kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Hampi enroute visit Chennakeshava Temple built by Hoysala Empire in 1117 AD in Belur. Next visit Hoysaleshwara Temple a 12th-century Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva in Halebidu. Continue drive to Hassan check in at hotel.
O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.
Day 18: Hampi
Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Hampi an UNESCO world Heritage sites dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire on the bank of the River Tungabhadra. Visit Hazara Rama Temple, Kings Balance, Mahanavami Dibba, Royal enclosures, Statue of Ugra Narasimha Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Vithala And Lotus Mahal, Vithala Temple Complex and ASI Museum. O/n at hotel.
Day 19: Hampi - Lakkundi - Gadag - Badami (150kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Badami via visiting Trikuteshwara & few ruined Temples in Gadag. And Mallikarjuna, Virabhadra, Manikeshwara, Nanneshwara, Lakshminarayana, Someshwara, Nilakanteshwara temples in Lakkundi. Continue drive to Badami check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 20: Badami, Aihole & Pattadakkal
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to visit Aihole a historical site & home to over 125 beautiful Chalukyan temples and monuments from 6th to 12th century. And Pattadakal a treasure trove of Hindu and Jain temples complex built-in 7th and 8th century CE. Return to Badami visit cave temples, Badami Fort and Agastya Lake. O/n at hotel.
Day 21: Badami - Goa (250kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Goa check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 22: Goa
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Old Goa monument the Basilica of Bom Jesus, St. Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Miracles, Church of our Lady of Rosary and Nunnery of St. Monica, The Aguada Fort and Portuguese lighthouse. In South Goa visit Mangueshi Temple, Shanta Durga Temple & Margao. Drive Pass the charming beaches such as Calangute, Dona Paula, Miramar, and Baga Beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 23: Goa
Breakfast at hotel. Day free and easy to relax and explore the city on your own.
Day 24: Goa - Departure (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
Assistance on arrival at airport.
23 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Daily breakfast at hotels.
Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels used or similar for 23 nights accommodation
Delhi x 2 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Emarald Hotel
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges
Agra x 1 night
3* - Howard Plaza the Fern/ Atulyaa Taj
4* - Radission Hotel/ Crystal Sarovar Premier
5* - Trident Hotel/ Courtyard by Marriott
Orchha x 1 night
3* & 4* - Orchha Resort/ Amar Mahal
5* - Orchha Palace and Convention Centre x 1 night
Khajuraho x 1 night
3* - Ramada/Clarks Hotel
4* - Radisson Hotel/ Hotel Chandela
5* - The Lalit Temple View
Varanasi x 2 nights
3* - Meraden Grand/ Amaya Hotel
4* - Rivatas by Ideal/ Palace On Ganges
5* - Radisson Hotel/ Gateway Hotel Taj
Bodhgaya x 1 night
3* - Hotel Taj Darbar/ Hotel Mahamaya
4* & 5* - The Royal Residency/ Lotus Nikko Hotel
Kolkata x 2 nights
3* - Regenta Orko's/ The Fern Residency
4* - The Peerless Inn/ The Fern Residency
5* - ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection/ The Lalit Great Eastern
Bhubaneswar x 1 nights
3* - Kalinga Ashok/ The HHI
4* - Fortune Park Sishmo/ Mayfair Convention
5* - Mayfair Lagoon/ Trident Hotel
Puri x 2 nights
3* - Toshali Sands/ Blue Lily Beach Resort
4* - The Hans Coco Palms/ The Chariot Resort & spa
5* - Mayfair Waves
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 nights
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* - Malligi Hotel/ Krishna Palace
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
Khajuraho - Varanasi, Patna - Kolkata - Bhubaneshwar - Bangalore flight fare approx â‚¹20500 per person in economy class.
Camera charges at monuments.
Meals other than mentioned in inclusions.
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Gratuities & optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions.