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    Taj Mahal Agra

India Tour – 24 Days from Chennai to Delhi

Looking for a suitable holiday vacation in India! Here are the glimpses of the places you can visit in India. Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu state, you can start the tour with this metropolitan city. Experience an architectural therapy with UNESCO monuments of Mahabalipuram, Kumbakonam and Thanjavur. You have a pause in Chettinad, a good choice of countryside tour in South India. Enter Kerala, which is a place for leisure tour. Safari tours are famous in Thekkady and then moving on to Alleppey for backwater cruise in Vembanad lake. This short Kerala tour ends in Kochi taking an internal flight to Bangalore. Get ready for another heritage tour with monuments of Hoysala & Chalukya dynasties. You can take a flight to Delhi, the capital of India after this Karnataka tour. After having Capital City Tour, have a short drive for Agra tour, visiting the Taj Mahal, a monument of love. Move towards west of India reaching Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, often called as ‘Pink City’. The city gives an introduction of palace tour of Rajasthan. Drive back to Delhi and your best places of India tour ends here.



India Tour Packages from Chennai

Code : SITT 002

Tour Name : India Tour

Duration : 24 Days

Destination : Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Chettinadu, Madurai, Thekkady, Alappuzha, Kochi, Bengaluru, Mysuru, Hassan, Hospet, Badami, Solapur, Aurangabad, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Delhi

Itinerary

DAY 1

Day1- Arrival at Chennai International Airport

Arrival at Chennai International Airport

Arrival assistance at Chennai International Airport, then transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, start your Chennai City Trip. Visit some of the important sightseeing places of Chennai like Government Museum (Bronze Gallery), Fort St. George, St. Mary's Church, St. Thomas Church, Marina beach, and Kapaleeswarar Temple & Dakshinachitra - an art and cultural centre. Overnight stay in Chennai

DAY 2

Day2- Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram

Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram

In the morning, drive to the Silk city named "Kanchipuram", an ancient capital of the Pallava dynasty ruled between 7th and 8th centuries. Start your Kanchipuram Temple Trip by visiting the Ekambareswarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is the most famous one with tall towers, massive halls with sculptured pillars. Next, proceed to Kailasanathar Temple which is also meant for Lord Shiva is the finest specimen for Pallava architecture with beautifully carved sculptures. Have a visit to the famous Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple. Have a lunch in the city. Continue your drive for Heritage Trip in Mahabalipuram, an ancient port city of the Pallavas. Visit to the famous World Heritage UNESCO sites of Mahabalipuram. First, to the Sea Shore Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu, and then to Five Rathas "Five Chariots", a monolithic structure, representing an unique style built by the pallavas, then finally to Arjuna's Penance. Overnight Stay in Mahabalipuram

DAY 3

Day3- Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry

Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry

In the morning, get set for Pondicherry "The French Colony" City Trip. Check-in to the hotel. In the late afternoon have a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, an Ashram dedicated to Sri Aurobindo & "The Mother" Have a visit to "The Church of Sacred Heart" and "Notre dame des Anges". Have a rickshaw ride in the commercial streets, French Colony and markets. Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight stay in Pondicherry

DAY 4

Day4- Pondicherry - Chidhambaram - Gangaikondacholapuram - Darasuram Temples - Kumbakonam

Pondicherry - Chidhambaram - Gangaikondacholapuram - Darasuram Temples - Kumbakonam

After the breakfast, Start your journey for Kumbakonam Temple Trip. Enroute, visit the famous Nataraja temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at Chidhambaram. Then continue your drive to visit the famous Shiva Temple at Gangaikondacholapuram which was built in the 11th century by the chola dynasty, one of the World Protected UNESCO Site. In the late afternoon, visit the 12th century Chola temple Airavatesvara Temple in a small village named Darasuram and then proceed your drive to Kumbakonam. Overnight Stay in Kumbakonam

DAY 5

Day5- Kumbakonam - Tanjore

Kumbakonam - Tanjore

Drive to Tanjore (Thanjavur) for Tanjore Sculptural Trip. Visit the famous Thanjavur Art Gallery which houses the collection of sculptures and statues, Saraswati Mahal Library Museum, Brihadeeswara Temple also known as Big Temple which is one of the World Heritage Monument built by the Chola dynasty in the 10th century. In the late afternoon, visit the Bronze Making Artisan's Village to see the Bronze Casting and Tanjore Paintings. Overnight stay in Thanjavur

DAY 6

Day6- Tanjore - Trichy - Chettinadu

Tanjore - Trichy - Chettinadu

Drive to Trichy (Tiruchirappalli). In the morning, have a stop for Cultural Trip at "Amma Mandapam" - the holy banks of River Cauvery, where you can see the Hindu rituals after the cremation. It's quite interesting to see the rituals performed by the Hindus with the help of the priest. Then proceed for Srirangam Spiritual Trip. Visit the famous Vishnu temple called Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam, the most important pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. Climb the Rockfort Uchchipillayar Temple where you can have a good panoramic view of the city. Start your journey for having Chettinadu Traditional Trip. Have a traditional lunch at Bangla. Drive to Chettinadu also known as Kanadukathan. In the evening have a village walk to see the traditional houses of Chettiars. Overnight stay in Chettinadu

DAY 7

Day7- Chettinadu - Madurai

Chettinadu - Madurai

In the morning have a visit to the village market also known as Sunday Market at Chettinadu. Continue your drive to have a Heritage Trip in Madurai. Visit the famous Thirumalai Nayaka Palace built in 16th century with grand pillars is the most attractive one. In the evening, visit the Meenakshi Amman Temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati and a thousand pillared hall with eye-catching sculptures. In the evening, have a visit to the Meenakshi temple again to see the night ceremony inside the temple. Have a relax in the hotel. Overnight stay in Madurai

DAY 8

Day8- Madurai - Periyar (Thekkady)

Madurai - Periyar (Thekkady)

Today you are going to travel a long distance. Enroute you can able to see many plantations like rice, sugarcane, cotton, papaya, grapes etc. In the afternoon after reaching Thekkady "the frontier between Tamil Nadu and Kerala", start your Spice Plantation Trip. Have a guided visit to the spice plantations to know about the medicinal values about the spices like cardamom, vanilla, cinnamom, cloves, nutmeg, green chilly, pepper etc. In the evening, attend the Martial Arts Show called Kalaripayattu in Malayalam Language. If you feel free you can do the Elephant Ride and Traditional Ayurvedic Massage. Overnight stay in Thekkady

DAY 9

Day9- Thekkady - Alleppey (Alappuzha)

Thekkady - Alleppey (Alappuzha)

This is the day to enjoy the Alleppey "the land of backwaters" Trip. Enroute you can see the tea plantations that serve as the natural greenish carpets. In the afternoon check in the houseboat and have a delicious lunch and enjoy the cruise in the Vembanadu Lake by passing through its canals for about 5 hours. In the evening, the boat will be stopped nearby one village and take your dinner in the boat itself. Have a comfortable stay in Air-conditioned houseboat. Overnight stay in Alappuzha

DAY 10

Day10- Alappuzha - Kochi

Alappuzha - Kochi

In the morning, after the check out from the houseboat, drive to Cochin (Kochi). Get yourself ready to explore the Kochi City Trip. Kochi is also known as the "Queen of the Arabian sea". Visit the Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), Jewish Synagogue. Have a drive to Fort Cochin and Check in the hotel. In the late afternoon have a visit to some important monuments and churches belongs to 15th and 16th centuries. First visit the St. Francis Church, the oldest protestant church built by the Portuguese in 1510, where you can see the tomb of a Portuguese Sailor Vasco-da-gama. Then to Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, a catholic church and Chinese Fishing nets. In the evening attend the Kerala Traditional Dance Show named "KATHAKALI". Overnight Stay in Kochi

DAY 11

Day11- Fly from Cochin to Bangalore. Bangalore - Srirangapatna - Mysore

Fly from Cochin to Bangalore. Bangalore - Srirangapatna - Mysore

In the morning drive to Kochi Domestic Airport to board the flight to leave for Bangalore (Bengaluru). Pick up from the Airport and drive to Mysore (Mysuru). Enroute have a Historical City Trip to "Srirangapatna", the capital city of great muslim warrior and continue your drive. Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight stay in Mysuru

DAY 12

Day12- Mysore - Somnathpur - Mysore

Mysore - Somnathpur - Mysore

This day is fully for you to experience the Mysore Heritage Trip. In the morning have a visit to the Mysore Maharaja Palace, a huge complex belongs to 19th century designed by an Italian architect "Henry Irwin" and built by the Wodeyars. Then have a drive to Chamundi Hills to visit the famous Chamundeshwari Temple. In the afternoon visit the Somnathpur Chenna Keshava Temple which was built in 12th century. Then return back to Mysore. Have a pleasant stay. One more night stay in Mysuru

Normally the illumination of the Palace will be on Sundays and Public Holidays. Every day in the evening, there is a sound and light show which explains the Palace history in local Kannada language and at the end of the show just for two minutes the palace is illuminated but only the front view and not the whole Palace. The show will be cancelled if there is rain.

DAY 13

Day13- Mysore - Hassan

Mysore - Hassan

After the breakfast, drive to have Hassan Sculptural Trip. Enroute visit the most popular Jain pilgrimage centre called "Shravanabelagola". This place is known for its Colossal monolithic statue of Gomateshwara. If you are not able to climb 650 steps, you can hire DOLI service and pay directly. Then continue your drive. Visit the Hoysaleshwara temple in a small village called Halebid and Chenna Kesava Temple at Belur. Both the temples belong to the Hoysala dynasty of 12th century depicts the detailed architecture of Hoysala dynasty. Drive to the hotel. Overnight stay in Hassan

DAY 14

Day14- Hassan - Hospet

Hassan - Hospet

In the morning have a long drive to reach Hospet (Hosapete). Enroute have a stop for Historical Trip at the grand fortress named "Chitradurga Fort" on the top of the granite hills that raises from the ground. This fort was used by different rulers like Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagara, Nayakas, Tipusultan and finally by the British between 18th and 19th centuries. Continue your drive. Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight stay in Hosapete

DAY 15

Day15- Hospet - Hampi - Hospet

Hospet - Hampi - Hospet

After the breakfast, have a full day visit of UNESCO World Heritage Monumental Trip in Hampi "The capital of great Vijayanagara dynasty" which is situated 13km from Hospet. The interesting places are Kadalekalu Ganesha Statue, Ugra Narasimha Statue, Krishna Temple, Lotus Mahal, Stepped tank, Virupaksha Temple (the only functioning temple), Vittala Temple, Stone Chariot etc. Then return back to the hotel. One more night stay in Hosapete

DAY 16

Day16- Hospet - Badami

Hospet - Badami

In the morning, start your day to have Architectural Trip. Drive to Aihole, the 5th century Durga Temple built by the Chalukyan dynasty and then proceed your drive to Pattadakal, a huge temple complex which houses seven Shiva temples. In the evening have a visit to Badami Caves which is also built by the Chalukyas. The surrounding areas are covered by massive rocks with red stones gives an impressive outlook of the caves and offers a good sun setting point. Overnight stay in Badami

DAY 17

Day17- Badami - Bijapur - Solapur

Badami - Bijapur - Solapur

In the morning, Get yourself ready to explore Bijapur Historical Trip. Visit the most important historical sites like Ibrahim Rouza, Gol Gumbaz, Jama Masjid, Malik - e - Maidan, Gagan Mahal and Jala Manzil. Drive Bijapur to Solapur. Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight stay in Solapur

DAY 18

Day18- Solapur - Aurangabad

Solapur - Aurangabad

Drive from Solapur to Aurangabad to have Ellora Cave Temple Trip. Visit of Ellora caves which is one of the World Heritage UNESCO Monument, the most splendid examples of rock-cut architecture in India is one of the World Heritage UNESCO Site. Return back to the Hotel. Overnight stay in Aurangabad

DAY 19

Day19- Aurangabad - Ajanta Caves - Aurangabad

Aurangabad - Ajanta Caves - Aurangabad

In the morning, Start your day with Ajanta Cave Temple Trip. Have a drive to Ajanta Caves where you can see the earliest and finest examples of Buddhist paintings executed between 2nd century BC and 5th century AD. This is an UNESCO World Heritage Site consists of 30 extra ordinary rock cut caves. After the visit, return back to the Hotel. One more night stay in Aurangabad

DAY 20

Day20- Fly from Aurangabad to Delhi, Sightseeing of Delhi

Fly from Aurangabad to Delhi, Sightseeing of Delhi

Fly from Aurangabad to Delhi. Get yourself explored with Delhi "Capital City" Trip. Visit of Old and New Delhi: Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Chandni Chowk bazaar, Government buildings, Parliament House, India Gate, Humayun's tomb, Qutb Minar and Birla Temple. Overnight stay in Delhi

DAY 21

Day21- Delhi - Agra

Delhi - Agra

After the Breakfast, Drive to have Agra Monumental Trip. Visit the famous Agra Fort and then to famous Taj Mahal. Have a visit to Taj Museum and Mehtab Bagh, a Mughal built beautiful garden just opposite to Taj. Overnight stay in Agra

DAY 22

Day22- Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur

Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur

In the morning see the sunrise at Taj. After the breakfast, drive to Fatehpur Sikri, a city of Victory belongs to Akbar, a Mughal Emperor. Visit the largest Mosque "Jama Masjid" inside the Complex. Then have a drive to Jaipur. In the evening have a visit to the Amber Fort. Overnight stay in Jaipur

DAY 23

Day23- Full day visit of Jaipur

Full day visit of Jaipur

After the breakfast start your journey for Jaipur Heritage Trip. Visit the famous Hawa Mahal, "Palace of winds". Then continue your drive to visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall Museum. In the evening see the city by Night. One more night stay in Jaipur

DAY 24

Day24- Jaipur to Delhi. Departure at Delhi Airport

Jaipur to Delhi. Departure at Delhi Airport

Drive from Jaipur to Delhi. Departure to the Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport as per your flight schedule back to home.


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