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North and South India Heritage and Religious Tour

Duration : 27 Nights - 28 Days

Destination Coverd : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur – Varanasi - Allahabad - Haridwar / Rishikesh - Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mamallapuram – Pondicherry – Chidambaram - Vaitheeswaran Koil – Annai Vellakanni – Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Thiruparakuntram –Kannyakumari – Rameshwaram – Palani - Ooty - Mudumalai and Bandipur wild life sanctuary – Mysore – Bangalore – Tirupathi - Chennai


Day 01: DELHI (By Flight)
Upon your arrival our company representative will meet you at Delhi International airport, later drive to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: DELHI - Full Day Sghtseeing
After breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing tour of Delhi, visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, after proceed to India Gate war memorial where the busy Delhi is reflected in its moving street circle, drive past the Presidential Palace and the Parliament. visit Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple and Humayun Tomb, all this structures are unmatchable architectural excellence any were in the world. Spend your evening at Delhi Haat a place that manifest’s cultural uniqueness of India and loved by all foodies (food lover). Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: DELHI – JAIPUR (260 kms / 06 hrs)
After breakfast check -out and drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. “Jaipur is known as the Pink City, a highly idealized description of the terra-cotta-colour lime plaster that coats the old part of the city's walls, buildings, and temples. The reasons for painting the town pink are unknown, but various theories have been tossed about, from using pink to cut down glare, to Jai Singh II's apparent devotion to Lord Shiva (whose favourite colour is reputedly terra cotta). Evening at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Optional: Chokhi DhaniA Rajasthani ethnic village where you can enjoy a camel ride, hina tatoo on hands, or special rajasthani traditional food served on Indian style you will eat it with your hands (with out spoon, knife & fork)."
Day 04: JAIPUR
After breakfast proceed full day guided tour starting with Amber Fort, which is famous for 17 century air-conditioning system & Rajputana architecture. Enjoy elephant ride while going up to fort. After photo stop at Jal Mahal, visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal. Evening explore local market of Jaipur. Overnight at Jaipur.


Day 05: JAIPUR – AGRA (265 kms / 5-6 hrs)
Morning after breakfast check out from Hotel, later drive to Agra en route visit Fatehpur Sikri- which is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor at its height. Though the city is in ruins, it is a place to visit if one comes to Agra. Later continue your drive to Agra. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon visit the Agra Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daula (Baby Taj Maahal) and other places. Evening free for shopping and personal activities or you have option to go for Mohhabat the Taj show. 
Mohabbat the Taj Show: The Sanskritik Natyashala presents ‘Mohabbat-the-Taj’ – a series of play depicting the saga of love. The true and immortal love of Shajahan for Mumtaj Mahal- his beautiful wife; the lavish lifestyle of Mughal era Optional (Per person ticket cost INR 1000). Return back to the hotel after the visit. Overnight at Agra. NOTE: TAJ MAHAL CLOSED ON EVERY FRIDAY.
Day 06: AGRA – VARANASI (By Train)
Early Morning visit Taj Mahal marvellous mausoleum and greatest dedication to love. Return back to the hotel for hot breakfast. After visit the Agra Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daula (Baby Taj Maahal), Evening our company representative will assist you to board your train from Agra to Varanasi. Overnight at Train.

Morning arrival transfer from Varanasi railway station to hotel, check -in to room. After excursion trip to Sarnath, city tour visit Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb built on the site of an ancient Hindu temple. Evening Aarti Ceremony at Ganga River. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08: VARANASI – DELHI (By Flight) 
Early morning proceed for Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. Afternoon transfer to Varanasi Airport to connect flight to Delhi. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Overnight at Delhi Hotel.

Day 09: Delhi - Haridwar (280 Kms / 06 Hrs)

Early Morning after breakfast at 0700 hrs proceed to Hardwar, upon arrival check in at Hotel. After visit Mansa Devi Temple, Evening Aarti Hari Ki Pauri (meaning "at the feet of Lord Shiva") is the spot where devotees offer prayers on the steps leading down to the river. Every evening the Ganga Aarti is performed at all temples in Haridwar at the same time - which culminates in a moving spectacle of thousands of lamps set afloat in the Ganga by the multitude of worshippers.  Overnight at Hotel.
Haridwar: Situated at the foot hills of the Himalayas, the city is a doorway to the land of holy shrines and pilgrimages, prayer and devotion. Haridwar in Hindi literally means "Gateway to the Lord". The city also represents the point where the sacred river Ganga enters the plains.Haridwar is the site of the Maha Kumbh Mela, held every 12 years, which is the biggest congregation in the world
Day 10: Haridwar - Rishikesh – Haridwar
Early morning Yoga & Meditation Classes. After breakfast visit Rishikesh visit Ram Jhula, Laxman  Jhula, Parmarth Ashram , Evening explore the Spa and experience the rejuvenation therapies. Meditation . Towards a Stress Free Life. Meditation means awareness. Whatever you do with awareness is meditation. "Watching your breath" is meditation; listening to the birds is meditation. As long as these activities are free from any other distraction to the mind, it is effective meditation. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11: Haridwar - Delhi (280 Kms - 06 Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi, upon arrival check in at Hotel, after free for leisure or Shopping . Overnight at Hotel.

Day 12: Delhi - Chennai (By Flight)

Morning after breakfasta drop at Delhi airport to connect flight for Chennai, Arrive Chennai - the gateway to southern India, established in 1639 by the East India Company, is one of the oldest cities of the country. Assistance and transfer to hotel. Upon arrival check at Hotel. proceed to Chennai Local Sightseeing – The Capital city of Tamilnadu and the main Centre of this region, visiting Gandhi Memorial, Fort St. George, Kapaleshwar temple, Parthasarthy Temple, Kala Kshetra, Mylapore temple Pantheon Museum & Art Gallery, Old Light house and Marina beach. Night halt at Chennai.

Day 13: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mamallapuram – Pondicherry (200 kms - 04 hrs)

After the Break fast drive to Kanchipuram where you will have nice Dharsan at Kanchi Kamatchi Amman temple free for shopping. After that drive to mamallapuram, you will visit to Arjuna Penance and sea shore temple and drive through some of the Monuments and visit to panchapandava Rathas is known as five Monolithic Temple. Then drive to Pondicherry City which was French enclave and the visit Aurobindo Ashram, Gandhi, beach and Park. Over Night stay at Pondicherry 

Day 14: Pondicherry - Chidambaram- Vaitheeswaran Koil , Annaivellankanni – Tanjore (200 kms - 04 hrs) 

After breakfast drive to Chidambaram where you will visit to .Natarajar Temple - a cosmic Dancer - Lord shiva Then drive to Vaitheeswaran Koil, - Lord shiva in the form of the as a Doctor. Later drive .Annai Velankanni Madha church - shrine Our lady of Health Tanjore - Bragadheeswarar Temple - Big Temple, the temple built by the great Emperor raja Raja Chola dynasty. Over Night Stay at Tanjore.

Day 15: Tanjore – Trichy (50 kms - 01 hrs)

After breakfast drive to drive to Trichy, one of the most famous Land Mark of thirchy is a Rock fort with Ganesh temple on the top of hill as known as Uchi Pillaiyar Temple. Which is the 83 meter High rock it is one of the oldest in the world.Sri Ranganatha Swami temple, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu at Srirangam. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 16: Trichy - Madurai (140 kms - 03 hrs)

to Madurai here you will visit dedicated to both Meenakshi, the consort of Lord Siva and Shiva and Sundareswarar dedicated the Lord Siva. The Temple has twelve gopuram (Tower) and is spreads over an area 65000 Sq.Mtrs. You will have Dharsan Alagar Koil then Palamuthir Cholai this temple dedicated to Lord Muruga which one of the six abode of Lord Muruga. Over night stay at Madurai .

Day 17: Madurai - Rameshwaram (140 kms - 03 hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Rameswaram this small Island and gulf of manner is major pilgrim center, you can take holy bathing in all 21 holy theerthams (wells) and bathing in the sea called Agni theertham, after that you will have nice Dharsan at Ramanathaswamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Siva, then Proceed drive to Madurai. Over night stay at Madurai 

Day 18: Madurai – Thiruparakundram – Kanniyakumari  (250 Kms - 05 Hrs)

After breakfast drive some Kilometers stop over at Thiruparakundram Murugan Temple which is one of the six adobe lord Murugan, Kanniyakumari which is situated at the southern tip of the Indian Peninsula this is the place where all the sea meet, Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal, Arabian sea, you will visit Vivekanandha Rock Memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Kumari Amman Temple, Gandhi Mandapam and Sun Set and Sunrise. Over night stay at Kanniyakumari 

Day 19: Kanniyakumari – Palani (350 kms - 7 hrs)

After Break fast drive to Palani the Birth place of Lord Muruga which is six adobes of Lord Muruga, where you can do your rituals like Kavadi and carrying Milk pot and of the abishekam. Over night stay at Palani 

Day 20: Palani – Ooty  (200 Kms - 04 Hrs)

After breakfast Proceed to Ooty with winding roads and its beautiful visit and scenic views, Ooty - the leading hill resort of south India it is a the queen of hill station. Here you visit to, Botanical Garden, Boat House, Horse ride & shooting Places, Super Market. Evening you will visit Sea Tea, coffee and various oil extracted from many medicine Plants. Over night stay at Ooty 

Day 21: Ooty - Coonoor - Ooty

Morning after breakfast excursion will be made to Coonoor. The picturesque scenery and salubrious weather invite tourists in large numbers. Most visited tourist places include Sims Park - a park cum botanical garden, Pomological Station - one of the three experimental fruit gardens in the Nilgiri Hills maintained by the Horticultural Department, Lady Canning’s Seat and Silk Rearing Station. Coonoor is also home to some ideal picnic spots, some being The Droog and Law Falls. Dolphin’s Nose is a unique enormous rock formation resembling a dolphin. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 22: Ooty - Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary (40 Kms - 01 Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, the wild paradise. Views of fresh, crisp flora virgin valleys, along with loaf tigers, gaurs, deer and elephants, across vast acres of green land are sure to captivate you. The sanctuary has tiny streams and rivulets flowing along Kabini River, thus creating a nervous system for the sanctuary. The three Ghats enclosing the sanctuary offer a medley of deciduous trees and shrubs of different rare species. For the day, stroll through the sanctuary with a safari, Overnight at Hotel.

Day 23: Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary - Mysore (110 Kms - 03 Hrs)

Morning after breafast drive to Mysore. After a three-hour journey, you’ll reach your destination. Make a quick check-in at the resort and head on for an excursion to Bandipur National Park. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 24 : Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary - Mysore (110 Kms - 03 Hrs)

Morning after breafast drive to Mysore. After a three-hour journey, you’ll reach your destination. Make a quick check-in at the resort and head on for an excursion to Bandipur National Park. Chamundi Hills, 2000-year-old Brindavan Gardens, and Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery – housed in Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore Palace, Overnight at Hotel.

Day 25: Mysore - Bangalore (150 kms - 03 hrs)

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Bangalore upon arrival check in at hotel. Bangalore known as the “Garden City”, Bangalore has many gardens, like Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Cubbon Park, and Cariappa Memorial Park. Government Museum is a special attraction for tourists and has antiquities from the Mohenjodaro period. Other attractions include Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall, the High Court and Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Gandhi Bhavan, Ulsoor Lake, Vidhana Soubha, and Bangalore Palace and Fort. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 26: Bangalore - Tirupati (250 Kms - 05 Hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Tirupathi is a temple town known for the famous ancient temple of Lord Venkateswara (Lord of seven hills or Balaji, as he is affectionately known ) on the top of the 860mts high Tirumala hills. The temple of Lord Venkateswara is not only believed to be amongst the oldest temples in the country, but also the richest of them all . Legend has it that Lord Venkateswara borrowed money from the divine treasurer Kubera for his wedding expenses. He is still paying back this debt which is why the pilgrims donate generously to the temple funds. Overnight at Tirupathi.

Day 27: Tirupati - Tiruttani - Chennai (150 kms -03 Hrs)

Morning Lord Venkateswara, after breakfast drive to Chennai en route visit Tiruttani Murugan Temple which is one of the six abode of Lord Muruga. Then proceed to Chennai. Over night stay at Chennai.

Day 28: Chennai - Departure

After breakfast check out at hotel free for shopping on time departure transfer to Bangalore International Airport to connct flight for onwards destination.

!! Wishing you a happy journey with wonderful memories !!

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• Accommodation on twin sharing basis
• Breakfast at all Hotels
• All meals at the Houseboat - A/c Houseboat.
• Transportation using A/C Vehicle as per itinerary.
• Assistance on Arrival & Departure
• Service of an English speaking driver.
• Driver’s expense, Parking, Toll.
• All Taxes.

• Air Fare/Train fare.
• Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips. Liquor, boating & joy rides.
• Any other item not specified in “Cost Includes”.
• Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mention in the itinerary.
• Guide & Monuments Entrance Fees.
• Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot).
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