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Monuments Tour India
Duration: 19 Nights / 20 Days
Places Covered: Delhi - Khajuraho - Agra - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Aurangabad - Mumbai - Madurai - Chettinad - Tanjore - Trichy - Chennai - Delhi
Day 1: Delhi
Arrive at Delhi where you would be met and escorted to the hotel. In the afternoon you will be taken to National Museum. Tonight you will be hosted a welcome dinner when you will also be familiarized with the tour.
Day 2: Delhi
Delhi with its Old and New parts
Day 3: Khajuraho
This morning you will take a flight to Khajuraho.
Day 4: Agra
Your day starts in the morning when you will be driven to Jhansi railway station for your train to Agra. En route to Khajuraho you will visit sleepy medieval town of Orchha which is littered with medieval Bundelkhand buildings bearing fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture.
Day 5: Agra
Today you will do sight-seeing tour of Agra. In the first half of the day you will visit Sikandara and the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah or the 'Baby Taj'. In the afternoon you will visit Agra Fort and will end the tour with a visit to the Taj Mahal at sunset.
Day 6: Jaipur
After a leisurely morning you drive to Jaipur - en route visit Fatehpur Sikri, a perfectly preserved Mughal city built at the height of the empire's splendor.
Day 7: Jaipur
In the morning, you visit the Amber Fort - one of the most fascinating of Indian forts. You will reach the fort majestically atop an elephant; once inside the fort, you visit the Palace of Mirrors, Hall of Public Audience and the beautifully manicured gardens.
Day 8: Jodhpur
Proceed to Jodhpur.
Day 9: Jodhpur
This morning you explore the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort-Museum,
Day 10: Udaipur
Today, you drive to Udaipur.
En route you will visit Ranakpur
Day 11: Udaipur
The day begins with a visit to the City Palace, which is largest in Rajasthan. The tour of Udaipur will end with a lunch at the beautiful Gallery Restaurant at Fateh Prakash Palace.
Day 12: Aurangabad
Today,you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Mumbai where you will arrive to connect to your flight for Aurangabad
Day 13: Aurangabad
Today you will 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.
Day 14: Mumbai
This morning you will be taken to explore Ellora caves. Carved between fourth and fifth century, the rock temples andmonasteries 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 you will take your flight for Mumbai where you spend the night before starting your tour of South India.
Day 15: Madurai
Continuing your tour to South India you will fly in the morning to Madurai where you arrive before noon.
Day 16: Chettinad
After a leisurely start today you drive to Chettinad which is known for its artistic houses.
Spend the afternoon exploring the palace and around for its unique architecture. Overnight will be at Madurai.
Day 17: Tanjore - Trichy
This morning you will drive to Tanjore.
Day 18: Chennai
This morning you take a train ride to Chennai
Day 19: Chennai
Today will be spent in visiting two of the finest examples of ancient South Indian architecture - Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram.
Day 20: Chennai - Delhi
The day will be spent in leisure. In the evening you will be hosted a farewell dinner before being escorted to the domestic terminal for flight to Delhi for return.