Delhi / Varanasi / Khajuraho ≠ Agra (Fatehpur Sikri) - Jaipur - Jodhpur – Udaipur / Aurangabad / Mumbai / Madurai – Trichy – Chennai
Day 01:
Arrive DELHI
International Flight

Welcome to India !!!!
Arrive Delhi - the capital of modern India and one of the ancient cities of the world, identified with Indraprastha, the city founded by the Pandavas (heroes of the epic Mahabharata). Meeting with our representative and assistance at the airport later transfer to Hotel. Check-in and overnight.

Day 02:
NEW DELHI

After Breakfast Visit Old and New parts of Delhi - each with its specific charm and glory - makes a very interesting city for its sustenance to medieval and modern cultures at the same time and space. In the first half you will visit Old Delhi - including Jama Masjid (Mosque), Gandhi’s Cremation Site and a Rikshaw ride to Red Fort followed by the visit of Humanyun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and a drive past the government buildings in Delhi.

Day 03:
DELHI – VARANASI
AM Hrs Flight

Morning transfer to airport to board your flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Enroute Visit Sarnath – the place where Buddha gave his first Sermon after attaining Enlightment at Bodhgaya. Evening witness the “Aarti” ceremony on the Ghats of river Ganges . Return back to Hotel & Overnight.

Day 04:
VARANASI

Wake up early morning before Sun-Rise, tea/coffee would be serves at hotel lobby lounge. Proceed to the “Ghats” on river Ganges for an early morning exclusive boat ride ……witness the unfolding of life at the holiest of holy city – Benares… after abt 1h30 minutes on boat, disembark and proceed back to you Htl through the narrow but happening lanes of this city…. B/Fast at the Htl…. start the City visit of the famous & ancient Temples of Varanasi visiting the Vishwanath temple, Gyan Kup (Well of Knowledge), Gyanvapi Mosque (Great Mosque of Aurangzeb), Durga Temple & Benares Hindu University. Return back & Overnight

Day 05:
VARANASI – KHAJURAHO
Noon Hrs Flight

After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Khajuraho. Arrive & transfer to hotel & Later Visit the legendary Western Group {Sunset} of temples, acknowledged as one of the world’s artistic wonders, these temples dedicated to the Hindu Gods are covered with sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures. Overnight.

Day 06:
KHAJURAHO – JHANSI ≠ AGRA
4 Hrs Drive & Train{1700=2000}

After breakfast visit the Eastern side {Sunrise} of temples Followed by transfer to Jhansi Train Station to board your Express Train to Agra. Enroute visit Orchha - the quaint temple town in the Central part of India - the originating place for the famous Rajputs of Rajasthan. Arrive Agra & transfer to hotel. Overnight.

Day 07:
AGRA

After breakfast, visit of Magnificent Agra Fort - the rusty and majestic red sandstone fort stands on the banks of the river Yamuna, Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah also known as the baby Taj. Followed by visit of Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Taj Mahal has the best impact during sun set hrs. Return & overnight. Note – The Monument of Taj Mahal Remains Closed on Fridays.

Day 08:
AGRA - FATEHPUR SIKRI - JAIPUR
265 Kms / 05 Hrs

After breakfast, drive to Jaipur - the Capital of Rajasthan State also called the Pink City. Enroute visit the “Phantom City” of Fatehpur Sikri – A world Heritage Site & erstwhile capital of Mughal Dynasty under Akbar but now abandoned to become ‘ruined and deserted’ due to scarcity of water. Continue to Jaipur & upon arrival Check in at Hotel. PM: visit to grand Hindu Temple to witness the evening prayers. Overnight

Day 09:
JAIPUR

After Breakfast, visit of Jaipur starting with an excursion to the Amer Fort - one of the most fascinating Indian forts . Reach the fort majestically atop an elephant; once inside, visit the Palace of Mirrors, Hall of Public Audience and the beautifully manicured gardens. Alongwith Photostop at Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds).

Post Lunch Sightseeing of Jaipur’s City Palace & Jantar Mantar {Astronomical Observatory} After Visit Enjoy some shopping of the famous Jewellery and Tissue of Jaipur. Overnight.

Day 10:
JAIPUR - JODHPUR
275 Kms / 06 Hrs

After breakfast drive to Jodhpur, enroute you will witness the local villages & witness the rural life to common Indian man. Arrive Jodhpur & installation at Hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight.

Day 11:
JODHPUR

Morning Visit the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort - Museum, one of the largest in India, unsurpassed in beauty and grandeur, followed by visit to old town to walk through the market getting feel of the town. Also visit Jaswant Thada and Umaid Public gardens. Evening you will be taken on a short safari to immaculately kept villages of Bishnoi tribals who are known for their belief in the sanctity of plant and animal life. A variety of deer roaming freely is the attraction of these villages. Return back to Jodhpur & Overnight.

Day 12:
JODHPUR - UDAIPUR
255 Kms / 06 Hrs

After breakfast drive to Udaipur. Enroute visit Ranakpur, famous for its Jain temple dating back to the 15th century. Its 29 halls are supported by one thousand and forty four pillars, none of which are alike, are filled with intricate friezes and sculpture. arrive in the evening & check into hotel. In the evening enjoy a relaxing boat ride during sun set hours on Lake Pichola witnessing unmatched views of the surrounded Gardens, Houses and Palaces and Jag Mandir on the island in the lake. Return back to the hotel & overnight.

Day 13:
UDAIPUR

After breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour. Udaipur, built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh, the city has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen's resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Evening at leisure. Overnight.

Day 14:
UDAIPUR / MUMBAI / AURANGABAD
AM Hrs Flight

Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Bombay to connect the flight to Aurangabad. Arrive Aurangabad & transfer to hotel. Free for the rest of the day. Overnight.

Day 15:
AURANGABAD

After breakfast meet with your guide to explore the caves of Ajanta which offer a rich tapestry of images that speak of palaces, royalty, cultures and tales of everyday life of ancient India. Long buried in the debris of time, these 30 caves were built to offer seclusion to the Buddhist monks, who lived, taught and performed rituals. Return back & overnight at Hotel.

Day 16:
AURANGABAD / MUMBAI
PM Hrs Flight

After breakfast leave to visit the Ellora caves. Carved between fourth and fifth century, the rock temples and monasteries of Ellora represent the three major faiths of India - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Like Ajanta, Ellora caves too are a fine example of cave temples with almost 34 caves with intricate interiors and ornamental facades . Later in the evening transfer to airport to board the flight to Mumbai. Arrive Bombay & transfer to hotel. Overnight.

Day 17:
MUMBAI

Leisurely Breakfast followed by the visit of Elephanta Island. It will take approximately 30 Minutes to reach Elephant Island from Gateway of India by a ferry. After Visit Return to Mainland & continue visit of City visiting the Crawford Market, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India, Marine Drive & Chowpatty Beach, Flora Fountain & Horniman Circle, Evening return back to hotel & Relax for the day. Overnight.

Day 18:
MUMBAI - MADURAI
AM Hrs Flight

Morning transfer to airport to board the flight to Madurai, Arrive Madurai & transfer to hotel. Relax for some time, installation at the hotel & guided visit to the Meenakshi Temple and stay back there till the evening closing ceremony also called as Bed-Chamber ceremony at Meenakshi Temple { a world heritage site} . Return to Hotel. Overnight.

Day 19:
MADURAI

After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, Meet with your guide & visit the temples of madurai as it is a city of temples starting with Tirumalanayak Palace, Vanditur Mariamman Teppakulam & Thiruparankundram etc… return back to the hotel & overnight.

Day 20:
MADURAI - THANJAVUR
130 Kms / 03 Hrs

Morning drive to Tanjore - also called a city of temples. Enroute Visit SriRangam Temple of Trichy having the South Asia’s biggest gopuram {The Tower & welcome gate}. Arrive Thajanur & Check in at Hotel.

Later Visit Tanjore dotted with no fewer than 74 temples - the most famous of which is the Brihadeshwara temple along with Thanjavur Palace. Overnight.

Day 21:
THANJAVUR - PONDICHERRY
150 Kms / 04 Hrs

After Breakfast, leave for Pondicherry. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Pm hours visit the Aurobindo Ashram, Churches & the old streets of this French Colony. Return to hotel. Overnight.

Day 22:
PONDICHERRY - MAHABLIPURAM
145 Kms / 3.5 Hrs

After Breakfast, leave for Mahablipuram. Enroute visit Auroville. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Later visit five important monolithic monuments dating back to the 7th Century. Shore temple, Five Rathas, Arjuna's Penance, Balancing rock or Krishna's butterball and Tiger cave, Return back to Hotel & Overnight.

Day 23:
MAHABLIPURAM - KANCHIPURAM - CHENNAI
110 Kms / 3 Hrs

After Breakfast, leave for Chennai. Enroute Viist Kanchipuram {Golden city with 250 Temple} also visit the Local silk weaver followed by Traditional South Indian Lunch at a Local South Indian House “ Kanchi Kudil “. Evening arrive Chennai & Check in at Hotel. Overnight

Day 24:
CHENNAI - Onward Destination
International Flight

After breakfast visit of Chennai City. Visit of Kapaleshwara Temple, Marine Drive and St Fort George. Later in the Evening transfer to Chennai Airport to Connect your Onward Flight to Home.

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