Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Bangalore – Mysore – Ooty.
13 Days / 12 Nights
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our representative & transferred to hotel. Delhi - capital of modern India. Many dynasties and rulers have flourished on its regal soil over the last 3000 years. The legacy still survives in many monuments varying from the 13th century mausoleum of the Lodi Kings to the buildings of British India's imperial past like the Parliament House and the Presidential Estate. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 02: Drive from Delhi – Jaipur (05 hrs)
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Jaipur - The capital city of the state of Rajasthan is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ of the terra-cotta-colored lime plaster that coats the old part of the city's walls, buildings, and temples. Arrive and check in. Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 03: Jaipur City tour
Morning, proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort - the original Palace was built by Raja Mansingh and later additions were made by Sawai Jai Singh. One of the finest example of Rajput architecture. Enjoy the ascent to the Palace on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant. Visit the multiple chambers and hallways of the palace which are famous for their design and decorations.
Afternoon, proceed for a city tour to visit the unique Jantar Mantar, which is a magnificent stone observatory built by Raja Jai Singh in 1728 and drive past the Hawa Mahal, an intriguing “Palace of Winds”. This was really a facade built in 1799, to allow royal ladies to view the city from the windows. Later visit the opulent City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal style which has grand museums displaying an excellent collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory. Overnight at Jaipur
Day 04: Jaipur – Agra (04 hrs)
After breakfast we drive to Agra - In the 16th and 17th Centuries, was the capital of Moghul India and its superb monuments date from that era. It has a magnificent fort and the building which so many people come to India solely to see - the Taj Mahal. Enroute visiting Emperor Akbar's 16th century abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri. This ghost town is remarkably well preserved and presents a perfect synthesis of Muslim, Hindu and Jain architecture. The sculptured columns bear mute testimony to this gallant experiment to unite Hindus and Muslims. Late evening check in & relax. Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 05: Agra City tour & Drive back to Delhi (03 hrs)
Early today on sun rise visit Taj Mahal (closed on Friday) - the mausoleum of Empress Mumtaz Mahal, the beloved spouse of Shah Jahan, who died in 1630. Generally considered the finest example of Mughul architecture - a style that combines elements of Persian, Turkish, Indian and Islamic elements - the Taj complex comprises a forecourt, lofty entrance and charming formal Mughal garden with canal and a central tank with a series of fountains. Return to Hotel for breakfast n later visit Agra fort - The magnificent towers, bastions, ramparts, and gateways of the Agra Fort symbolize the stature and power of Mughal Emperor Akbar. The Agra fort is built alongside the Yamuna River and stretches almost 2.5 km. It consists of a wall built in red sandstone with several buildings inside. Part of the Agra fort is still in use by the Indian Army and are not accessible to the public, but there's still enough left to get an insight on the way the Mughals lived in the 16th century. After lunch drive to Delhi, arrive and check in overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 06: Delhi tour
Today proceed on a tour of Old Delhi, visit the Red Fort, Raj Ghat - a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Ashoka Pillar and the mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar. Later tour New Delhi, drive along Rajpath the capital’s broadest avenue, for a view of the Parliament House, the President’s House and India Gate. Visit the Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and Birla Temple. Evening is at leisure. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 07: Fly from Delhi – Bangalore & Bangalore Tour
Today early morning arrive Bangalore and later proceed to Bangalore tour visit - Today tour of Bangalore- Visit the Government Museum and Venkatappa art Gallery – one of the oldest in the country, Established in 1886, which is endowed with relics from mohenjodaro period. The tour concludes with a drive past the vidhana soudha, the high court and the Nandi bull temple. Evening is at leisure. Overnight at Bangalore.
Day 08: Drive from Bangalore to Mysore (04 hrs)
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Mysore, Enroute tour Srirangapatnam, once the summer palace of Tipu sultan, is known for its fortress and tomb of the famous warrior king. Continue your drive and check in. evening is at leisure. Overnight at Mysore.
Day 09: Mysore Tour
Today proceed for a sightseeing tour of Mysore. Upon a hill overlooking the city is the temple to chamundeswari, its patron goddess. The major tourist attraction is the “Mysore palace”, the beautiful profile of this walled indo- saracenic palace, the seat of the maharajas of Mysore, graces the city skyline, rebuilt in 1912. The Mysore arts and crafts centre is famous for its fine craftsmanship in wood, Ivaory, Sandalwood and silk. The tour also includes a visit to the zoological Garden and the st. Philomena’s church, one of the largest churches in the country, built in the Victorian Gothic style. This evening drive 10 miles from Mysore to enjoy the beautiful and exquisitely illuminated brindavan gardens, sprawling amid gorgeous cascading fountains. Overnight at Mysore.
Day 10: Mysore to ooty (04 hrs)
Today morning after checkout from hotel and proceed Ooty - situated on an altitude of 2286 m and has been known as Queen of hills. The natural surroundings of Ooty includes landscape, dense forest & national parks. On arrival check into resort & relax. Evening free for leisure. Overnight at Ooty.
Day 11: Ooty tour.
After early breakfast proceed on sightseeing tour of Ooty visiting Botanical Garden - Established in 1848, by the Marquis of Twedale, the gardens lie on the lower slopes of Dodabetta peak, the highest point in Ooty. The gardens are formally laid out with lily ponds, and there are clipped bushes in the form of elephants, with raised trunks. Here, a thousand different species of plants including some thirty types of eucalyptus are to be found. Dodabetta Peak - The highest peak (2623 meters) in the Nilgiris, it lies at the junction of Western & Eastern Ghats and offers beautiful vistas of the Nilgiri Hills ranges. Valley View Lake - This artificial lake was constructed in 1824 by Mr. John Sullivan the then Collector of Coimbatore. The lake covers an area of one and a half square miles, with a railway running along one bank. The large graveyard Of St. Thomas's church, built in 1870, overlooks the lake. It has the tallest memorial of Ooty, a huge pillar surmounted by a cross, over the grave of William Patrick Adam, the Governor of Madras Presidency, who died in Ooty in 1881. Paddleboats or rowing boats are available for boating enthusiasts. The lake garden and toy train are other attractions. Evening Back to hotel .Overnight at Ooty.
Day 12: Ooty – Bangalore (07 hrs)
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Bangalore, arrive and Check in, overnight at Bangalore
Day 13: Departure
After breakfast checkout from hotel and transfer to Bangalore airport for onward destination.