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Incredible Monuments, Temples & Beach Tour

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Product Code : AGORA720

The "Incredible Monuments, Temples & Beach Tour" is a comprehensive 24-day exploration of India's diverse tapestry of heritage, spirituality, and natural splendor. Beginning in the historic heart of Delhi, travelers are treated to iconic sights like the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and the ancient temples of Khajuraho. The journey continues to the spiritual epicenter of Varanasi, where age-old rituals along the Ganges River come alive. Cultural immersion awaits in Kolkata, while the royal grandeur of Mysore and the architectural wonders of Hampi and Badami captivate history enthusiasts. Culminating in the tranquil beaches of Goa, this tour seamlessly weaves together India's multifaceted landscapes and traditions, promising a rich and unforgettable travel experience.


Day 1: Arrival in Delhi

Upon your arrival in Delhi, you'll be warmly greeted and transferred to your hotel for check-in. After settling in, enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure, allowing you to relax or explore the vibrant city on your own.


Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing

After breakfast, embark on a full-day tour of Delhi, starting with the magnificent Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next, visit the colossal Jama Masjid and take a memorable rickshaw ride through the bustling streets of Old Delhi. Pay homage at Raj Ghat, the memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. In the afternoon, explore New Delhi, including the majestic Humayun's Tomb and the towering Qutub Minar. Return to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.


Day 3: Delhi to Agra (210km)

Post breakfast, depart for Agra, the city of the iconic Taj Mahal. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and spend the afternoon exploring local markets, including the vibrant Kinari Bazaar and Sadar Bazaar. Don't miss the opportunity to savor Agra's delectable cuisine, renowned for its Mughlai flavors.


Day 4: Agra to Gwalior to Orchha (220kms)

Start your day with an early morning visit to the breathtaking Taj Mahal during sunrise, a truly magical experience. Explore the majestic Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, before continuing your journey to Gwalior. Upon arrival, marvel at the imposing Gwalior Fort and explore the opulent Jai Vilas Palace. In the evening, arrive in Orchha and check-in to your hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.


Day 5: Orchha to Khajuraho (180kms)

After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Orchha, a hidden gem nestled on the banks of the Betwa River. Explore the magnificent Jehangir Mahal, the elegant Raj Mahal, and the stunning Chaturbhuj Temple. Later, journey to Khajuraho, famous for its UNESCO-listed temples adorned with intricate carvings depicting various aspects of life. Check-in at your hotel and relax for the night.


Day 6: Khajuraho to Varanasi (Flight)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Varanasi, the spiritual heart of India. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and unwind. In the evening, witness the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the sacred Ganges River, a truly unforgettable experience.


Day 7: Varanasi Sightseeing

Rise early for a serene sunrise boat ride along the holy Ganges River, where you'll witness the city come alive with spiritual rituals and ceremonies. Explore Varanasi's ancient temples, including the revered Kashi Vishwanath Temple and the serene Sankat Mochan Temple. Visit the historic Banaras Hindu University and immerse yourself in the city's vibrant culture. Return to the hotel for a peaceful overnight stay.


Day 8: Varanasi to Bodhgaya (255kms)

After breakfast, depart for Bodhgaya, one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the tranquil surroundings, including the sacred Mahabodhi Temple and the revered Bodhi Tree, where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment.


Day 9: Bodhgaya to Patna (170kms)/ Kolkata (Flight)

Begin your day with a visit to the Mahabodhi Temple Complex and the Bodhi Tree, where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Later, depart for Patna, the capital of Bihar, or catch a flight to Kolkata, the cultural capital of India. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and relax.


Day 10: Kolkata

After breakfast, embark on a full-day tour of Kolkata, starting with a visit to the majestic Victoria Memorial, a symbol of the city's colonial heritage. Explore the fascinating exhibits at the Indian Museum, one of the oldest and largest museums in India. Wander through the vibrant flower market and experience the hustle and bustle of the city's bustling streets. Visit the iconic Howrah Bridge and marvel at its architectural marvel. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.


Day 11: Kolkata - Bhubaneswar (Flight)

Fly to Bhubaneswar after breakfast, known for its ancient temples and rich cultural heritage. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and relax. Later in the day, visit the ancient temples of Lingaraj, Mukteswara, and Rajarani, renowned for their exquisite architecture and intricate carvings.


Day 12: Bhubaneswar - Puri (60kms)

After breakfast, drive to Puri, a coastal town famous for its magnificent beaches and the revered Jagannath Temple. Check-in at your hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach and exploring the local markets.


Day 13: Puri - Chilika Lake (55kms one way)

Embark on a day trip to Chilika Lake, the largest coastal lagoon in India, after breakfast. Enjoy a boat ride through the picturesque lake, home to a rich variety of birdlife and occasional sightings of dolphins. Return to Puri in the evening for an overnight stay.


Day 14: Puri - Bhubaneswar/ Bangalore (flight)

Fly to Bhubaneswar or Bangalore based on your travel plans after breakfast. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and relax. Explore the city's highlights, including its bustling markets and historic landmarks, at your own pace.


Day 15: Bangalore - Mysore (150kms)

Drive to Mysore after breakfast, known for its rich cultural heritage and magnificent palaces. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and unwind. Later, visit the majestic Mysore Palace, a stunning example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. Explore the vibrant Devaraja Market and shop for local handicrafts and spices.


Day 16: Mysore - Shravanabelagola - Hassan (140kms)

After breakfast, drive to Shravanabelagola to visit the monolithic statue of Lord Bahubali, one of the tallest free-standing statues in the world. Continue your journey to Hassan and check-in at your hotel. Explore the nearby Belur and Halebidu temples, renowned for their exquisite Hoysala architecture.


Day 17: Hassan - Hampi (330kms)

Embark on a scenic drive to Hampi after breakfast, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and relax. Spend the rest of the day exploring the unique ruins and ancient temples scattered across the landscape.


Day 18: Hampi

After breakfast, enjoy a full-day tour of Hampi's UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Virupaksha Temple, Vittala Temple, and the elegant Lotus Mahal. Explore the bustling Hampi Bazaar and marvel at the ancient ruins and sculptures that tell tales of a bygone era. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.


Day 19: Hampi - Lakkundi - Gadag - Badami (150kms)

Drive to Badami via Lakkundi and Gadag after breakfast. Explore the ancient temples and architectural marvels en-route, including the Lakkundi temples known for their intricate carvings and the Trikuteshwara Temple in Gadag. Arrive in Badami and check-in at your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.


Day 20: Badami, Aihole & Pattadakkal

After breakfast, visit the Badami Cave Temples, carved out of the sandstone cliffs surrounding the town. Continue to Aihole, known as the "Cradle of Indian Architecture", and explore its ancient temples, including the Durga Temple and the Lad Khan Temple. Later, visit Pattadakkal, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its Chalukya architecture. Admire the intricate carvings and sculptures that adorn the temples before returning to Badami for an overnight stay.


Day 21: Badami - Goa (250kms)

Drive to Goa after breakfast, a coastal paradise renowned for its beautiful beaches, colonial architecture, and vibrant culture. Check-in at your hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing on the pristine beaches or exploring the lively markets and bustling nightlife.


Day 22: Goa

After breakfast, embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Goa, starting with a visit to the Basilica of Bom Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site housing the remains of St. Francis Xavier. Explore the magnificent Se Cathedral, one of the largest churches in Asia, and the tranquil Church of St. Francis of Assisi. Delve into the charm of Panjim's Latin Quarter and explore its colorful streets lined with colonial-era buildings. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.


Day 23: Goa

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before spending the day at your own pace. Relax on the beaches, indulge in water sports, or explore the scenic countryside. Optional activities include visiting the mesmerizing Dudhsagar Waterfalls or taking a spice plantation tour. Return to the hotel for a peaceful overnight stay.


Day 24: Goa - Departure (Flight)

After breakfast, you'll have some free time to explore the city or indulge in any last-minute activities. Later, you'll be transferred to the airport for your departure flight, concluding this enchanting journey through India's incredible monuments, temples, and beaches.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 23 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 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 - Bhubaneswar - Bangalore flight fare 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.