North and South India – Option 2

This complete tour of India takes in the highlights of north and south – revealing some of the country’s wonderful secrets. Enjoy the warm climate, warm waters and lush green landscapes of the south in places like Kochi, Pondicherry and Madurai. Then be amazed by the wonderful colours, the Mughal grandeur and the spiritual mysteries of the north in Jaipur and Agra. This is an adventure never to forget, join us on this incredible adventure.

This epic adventure across the length and breadth of India offers the fantastic opportunity to discover the country’s many highlights and meet the friendly locals as we travel by bus. We roam through the bustling city of Delhi, explore the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur and watch the sun rise over the magnificent Taj Mahal.

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TOUR SCHEDULE

Day 1 Welcome to Delhi. Transfer to your hotel  Day 8 Morning tour of Mumbai most important sites
Day 2 Combined Old and New Delhi tour Day 9 Mumbai: day free
Day 3 Delhi: day free to explore the city on your own  Day 10 Mumbai-Bangalore (Flight) and transfer to hotel 
Day 4 Depart for Agra. Afternoon Taj Mahal & Agra Fort tour Day 11 Morning tour of Bangalore important sites
Day 5 Stop at Fatehpur Sikri before  arriving in Jaipur Day 12 Bangalore-Chennai (Train) and transfer to hotel
Day 6 Tour of Jaipur with Elephant ride to the Amber Fort Day 13 City tour of Chennai. Afternoon free
Day 7 Jaipur to Mumbai (flight) and transfer to hotel  Day 14 Depart Bangalore filled with happy memories

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Day 1

Arrive Delhi
* You will be met by our representative who will assist you through immigration.
* Transfer to the hotel and check-in
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Day 2

Delhi
* Morning tour of Old and New Delhi.
* Visit Qutab Minar; India Gate (War Memorial)
* Lakshmi Narayan Temple-Modern Hindu Temple;
* Drive past President’s House; Parliament House and Secretariat buildings.
* Also visit Raj Ghat– the cremations sites of Mahatma Gandhi and drive past Jama Masjid;
* Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.
* Return to the hotel.
3

Day 3

Delhi
* The day is at your leisure to enjoy the city of Delhi.
4

Day 4

Delhi – Agra (204 Kms 4-5 Hours)
* Depart Delhi for Agra by car. On arrival check-in at the hotel.
* Afternoon tour to the Taj Mahal and 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’. (Closed on Friday).
* Continue to Agra fort containing the halls of private and public audiences & other palaces. Shah Jahan spent years of confinement at the hands of his son Aurangzeb; looking wistfully at the Taj Mahal from the Fort.
* Return to the hotel.
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Day 5

Agra – Jaipur (237 Kms – 6 Hours)
* Depart Agra for Jaipur by car visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route.It was 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 check-in at your hotel in Jaipur.
* Remainder of the day is at your leisure.
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Day 6

Jaipur
* Morning tour to the 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 the Amber is the Elephant Ride; all the way up to the Fort entrance.
* Afternoon 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; such as; pistols; blunderbusses; flintlocks; swords; rifles and daggers.
* Also see the miniature items and old carpets at the Textile Museum.
* Continue to the Jantar Mantar; 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 for overnight.
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Day 7

Jaipur – Mumbai (By flight)
* Transfer to the airport for onward flight to Mumbai.
* You will be met on arrival for the transfer to your hotel.
* Remainder of the day will be at your leisure.
* Return to your hotel for overnight.
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Day 8

Mumbai
* After breakfast leave on a morning tour of Mumbai.
* Visit the Gateway of India; Mumbai’s principle landmark. This arch of yellow basalt was erected on the waterfront in 1924 to commemorate King George V’s visit to Mumbai in 1911.
* Drive past the Secretariat of Maharashtra Government and along the Marine Drive which is fondly known as the ‘Queen’s Necklace’.
* Visit Mani Bhavan; where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his visits to Mumbai.
* Drive past the Victoria Terminus; the principal railways station of Mumbai; a beautiful building that symbolize the ethos of the Edwardian architecture; well worth a photo stop
* At the Church gate station see the Dabbawala’s- a unique tiffing delivery service run by over 5000 semiskilled workers of delivering lunch to corporate executives from their homes.
* Visit the ‘Dhobi Ghat’; an open laundry where Mumbai’s ‘dirties’ are scrubbed; bashed; dyed and hung out to dry – a nice photography stop and well worth a visit.
* Visit the ISKON Temple devoted to Lord Krishna in time for the noon Aarti and then continue to the colorful Crawford market and Flora fountain a large bustling square; in the heart of the city.
* Return to the hotel after the tour.
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Day 9

Mumbai
* Today is at your leisure to explore the crazy city of Mumbai.
* Overnight at your hotel in Mumbai.
10

Day 10

Mumbai-Bangalore (By flight)
* Transfer to the airport for onward flight to Bangalore .
* On arrival you will be assisted and transferred to the hotel.
* Remainder of the day is at your leisure.
* Return to your hotel for overnight.
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Day 11

Bangalore
* Morning tour of the “Garden City”.
* Visit the Lal Bagh laid out by Tipu Sultan and his father in the 18th century containing 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.
* Return to the hotel.
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Day 12

Bangalore – Chennai (By Train)
* Transfer to the station and board the train for Chennai.
* On arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel.
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Day 13

Chennai
* Depart the hotel in the morning on a half day tour visiting the Government Museum and Art Gallery; the art and bronze gallery (closed on Fridays and public holidays) and also a visit the famous 16th century Kapaleeshwarar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva; sacred to Tamil Shivaties. Non-Hindus are only allowed up to the outer courtyard.
* Drive past Fort St. George; Marina Beach and San Thome Cathedral before returning to your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel.
14

Day 14

Leave Chennai
* Transfer to Chennai airport to board flight back home.
* Services end at Chennai International Airport.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your India experience. We value your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* 3 Nights in Delhi
* 1 Night in Agra
* 2 Nights in Jaipur
* 3 Nights in Mumbai
* 2 Nights in Bangalore
* 2 Nights in Chennai
* 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 is 12:00 ( midday).

* International/Domestic flights – 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 EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL and 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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