Heritage of South & Gems of North India

This leisurely journey takes you through the heritage of south and the gems of the north, you will travel through the classic sights and Imperial monuments of Delhi, the Amber Fort and pink city of Jaipur, and marveling at the Taj Mahal in Agra. Of course, the region is also renowned for great shopping from the opulent jewels of Jaipur to the contemporary designers of Delhi and there will be time to browse and bargain.

The country has dominated the world stage through most human history, as the home of the mighty emperors, land of different traditions and culture, this is the land to be in. Your journey will enable you to explore its vast dimension. It is the land of the medieval civilization, myriad history and cultures and the artistic excellence. The charm of India lies in its diversity, culture and its elusive quality. As an introduction to the cultural and historical diversity, few tours can rival this classical tour of India

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TOUR SCHEDULE

Day 1 Welcome to Bangalore & transfer to hotel Day 6 Delhi tour and continue to Agra
Day 2 Bangalore morning tour and onwards to Hassan Day 7 Visit the famous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
Day 3 Hassan city tour and travel to Mysore Day 8 Stop at Fatehpur Sikri before  reaching Jaipur
Day 4 Sightseeing tour of Mysore Day 9 Tour of Jaipur with Elephant ride to the Amber Fort
Day 5 Return to Bangalore for flight to Delhi Day 10 Return to Delhi Airport for onward/return flight

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Day 1

Arrive Bangalore
* You will be met and assisted; through the airport upon your arrival and then transferred to your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Bangalore.
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Day 2

Bangalore – Hassan (By road)
* After breakfast we have a morning half day sightseeing tour of the “Garden City” visiting the Lal Bagh laid out by Tipu Sultan and his father in the 18th century which has a variety of old trees; fountains; lotus pools; terraces and an assortment of tropical and sub-tropical herbs.
* Also visit the Bull Temple and drive past the Government Secretariat; Vidhan Soudha (Legislature building) and Cubbon Park.
* Later depart to Hassan by road and on arrival transfer to hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Hassan.
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Day 3

Hassan – Mysore (By road)
* After breakfast we have a morning tour of Hassan.
* After the tour we will depart for Mysore.
* On arrival transfer to hotel .
* Overnight at your hotel in Mysore.
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Day 4

Mysore
* After breakfast we have a morning tour visiting the palace of the Maharaja built in 1911-12.
* The palace is a harmonious synthesis of the Hindu and Saracenic styles of architecture with archways; domes; turrets; colonnades and sculptures which are magnificent.
* Visit the Art Gallery; drive up to Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple and have a panoramic view of Mysore from the top of the hill.
* On the way back; see the famous Nandi Bull.
* Overnight at your hotel in Mysore.
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Day 5

Mysore – Bangalore (By road; approx. 3.5 hrs. drive) Bangalore – Delhi (By flight)
* After breakfast we depart for a road trip to Bangalore.
* On arrival in Bangalore you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Delhi.
* You will be met and assisted; through the airport upon your arrival and then transferred to your hotel.
* Check-in at hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Delhi.
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Day 6

Delhi – Agra (By road; approx. 3.5 – 4hrs. drive)
* Morning half day combined sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.
* Visit Qutab Minar; India Gate (War Memorial) Lakshmi Narayan Temple-Modern Hindu Temple; drive past Presidents House; Parliament House and Secretariat buildings.
* Also visit Raj Ghat; the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi and drive past Jama Masjid; Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.
* Later we proceed to Agra and on arrival check-in at hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Agra.
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Day 7

Agra
* After breakfast we depart on a morning sightseeing tour of the Taj Mahal & Fort.
* Visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains.
* This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20;000 craftsmen brought together from Persia; Turkey; France and Italy and who took 17 years to complete this ‘Love Poem in Marble’. (Friday closed).
* Later visit the Agra fort containing the halls of private & public audiences & other palaces.
* Shah Jahan spent years of confinement here at the hands of his son Aurangzeb; looking wistfully at the Taj Mahal from the Fort.
* After the tour return to your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Agra.
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Day 8

Agra – Jaipur (237 Kms 6 Hours)
* After breakfast we depart Agra for Jaipur by car.
* Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri; built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water.
* The Fatehpur Sikri complex houses tomb of Salim Chisti; Panch Mahal and other palaces; which surprisingly have withstood the ravages of time and are still in good condition.
* On arrival in Jaipur; check-in at your hotel.
* The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Jaipur.
* Overnight at your hotel in Jaipur.
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Day 9

Jaipur
* Morning excursion to Amber Fort.
* Standing tall over a small hillock overlooking the Pink city; Amber is a classic; romantic Rajasthani Fort-Palace.
* Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes; apart from festivals.
* Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster.
* A major attraction at Amber is the Elephant Ride; all the way up to the Fort entrance.
* Afternoon half day sightseeing tour.
* The tour begins with a visit to the Maharaja’s City Palace;- the former Royal residence;- part of it converted into a museum.
* One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armory Museum; housing an impressive array of weaponry -pistols; blunderbusses; flintlocks; swords; rifles and daggers.
* Also see the miniature items and old carpets at the Textile Museum.
* Later visit the Jantar Mantar; which is the largest stone-and-marble-crafted Observatory in the world.
* Situated near the gate of the city palace; the Observatory has 17 large instruments; many of them still in working condition.
* Return to your hotel after the tour.
* Overnight at your hotel in Jaipur.
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Day 10

Jaipur – Delhi (By road; approx. 6 hrs. drive) Leave Delhi (By Flight)
* After breakfast we depart Jaipur for Delhi.
* On arrival in Delhi you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight for your onward destination.
* Services end at Delhi airport.
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* Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our representative from / to airport, along with 1 piece of baggage per person
* Sightseeing tours and intercity transfers as per itinerary in AC medium car for 2 passengers ( AC Innova for 3-4 passengers)
* Accommodation (3*- 4*- 5*) including breakfast daily
* Local English Speaking Guide
* Jaipur offers sightseeing tour with an elephant ride / jeep ride
* Check in and check out time 12h00 (midday).
* 2 Nights in Bangalore
* 1 Night in Hassan
* 2 Nights in Mysore
* 2 Nights in Agra
* 2 Nights in Jaipur

* Departure & Fuel taxes
* Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
* Travel insurance
* India visa fee
* Tips
* Peak season or Public holidays surcharge (if any)
* Services not stated in the itinerary

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and exludes International/Domestic flights
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.

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Rates valid for travel between 01 August to 30 September 2017.
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India view of a palace in Mysore
India view of the Jama Masjid
India view of elephants walking on the path to the entrance of the Amber Fort
India view of the Fathpur Sikri
India view of the Taj mahal with gardens in the foreground
India view of the war memorial India Gate
India view of the Red Fort in Delhi
India view of the Chamundeshwari Temple
India view of a palace in Mysore
India view of the famous Bull Temple on Bangalore
India view of a temple in Bangalore
India Golden Triangle elephants wlaking up to the entrance of the Amber Fort
India Golden Triangle view of the Taj Mahal complex from Agra
India Golden Triangle cremation site of Mahatma Ghandi Raj Ghat
India view of the Fatehpur Sikri
India view of the Jantar Mantar in jaipur
India view of the entrance to the Agra Fort
India Raj Ghat in Delhi cremation site of Mahatma Ghandi
India Elephants at the Amber Fort in jaipur
India elevated view of the Fatehpur Sikri
India Qutub Minar minaret tallest minaret in India Delhi
India painted and decorated elephant at the Amber Fort