North & South India

14 Day Tour

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OVERVIEW

Discover the highlights of North India and Rajasthan, including the Taj Mahal, Meherangarh Fort, Udaipur and ending your holiday in Chennai.

The highlight of most visits to Agra is the Taj Mahal with its shimmering marble domes and towers reflecting in landscaped pools, and the world's greatest monument to love. Cool and white by moonlight, its elegant façade is at its best glowing pearlescent pink at dawn, but at any time of day this iconic building never fails to take your breath away.

Chennai, formerly known as Madras, this 369-year-old city is the capital of the southern state of Tamilnadu and is India's sixth-largest city in terms of population. It serves as one of the main gateways to South India and has a thriving local culture and art scene and is one of the major destinations for medical tourism.

Highlights of your holiday

  • Explore the narrow lanes of Old Delhi
  • Visit the Taj Mahal at Agra
  • Experience Jaipur's palaces
  • Bangalore is an important centre for business, science & technology
  • Discover the history of Chennai called Madras by the British

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Mumbai - Bangalore - Chennai

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL DELHI

Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.

DAY 2 - DELHI

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 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. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 3 - DELHI

Day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 4 - DELHI - AGRA

Depart Delhi for Agra by car. On arrival assist with check-in at Hotel.
Afternoon 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 here years of confinement at the hands of his son Aurangzeb, looking wistfully at the Taj Mahal from the Fort. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 5 - AGRA - JAIPUR

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 check-in at Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 6 - 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 Armoury 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.
Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 7 - JAIPUR - MUMBAI (BY FLIGHT)

In time transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 8 - MUMBAI

Morning breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast have half day visit to 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 pass 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 symbolise the ethos of the Edwardian architecture, well worth a photo stop. At the Church gate station see the Dabbawala’s- a unique tiffin 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 well worth a visit. Visit the ISKON Temple devoted to Lord Krishna in time for the noon aarti and then continue to the colourful Crawford market and Flora fountain a large bustling square, in the heart of the city. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 9 - MUMBAI

Day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 10 - MUMBAI - BANGALORE (BY FLIGHT)

In time transfer to airport to board flight for Bangalore . on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 11 - BANGALORE

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.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 12 - BANGALORE - CHENNAI (BY TRAIN)

In time transfer to station to board train for Chennai. on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 13 - CHENNAI

Morning half day city sightseeing tour includes a visit to the Government Museum and Art Gallery, to see the art and bronze gallery (closed on Fridays and public holidays) and also a visit to the famous 16th century Kapaleeshwarar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, sacred to Tamil Shivaties. Non-Hindus are only allowed up to the outer courtyard. Later drive past Fort St. George, Marina Beach and San Thome Cathedral.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 14 - LEAVE MUMBAI

In time transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.

PRICE ON REQUEST

Prices will depend on travel date, hotel choice, room category and number of people travelling. Please note that all our itineraries are flexible and can be altered to suit your requirements.

City 

  • Delhi
  • Agra
  • Jaipur
  • Mumbai
  • Bangalore
  • Chennai

Standard Hotel

  • Anila Hotel
  • Atulya Taj
  • Hometel Nirwana
  • Emerald Hotel
  • Highway Gates
  • The Benzz Park Tulip

Superior Hotel

  • Holiday Inn, Mayur Vihar
  • Four Points by Sheraton
  • Four Points by Sheraton
  • Fariyas Hotel, Colaba
  • Lemon Tree Premiere
  • The Pride

Deluxe Hotel

  • Suryaa
  • Ramada Plaza Agra
  • Holiday In City Centre
  • ITC Grand Central, Parel
  • Lemon Tree Pemiere
  • The Residency Towers

Holiday Prices Include:

  • Accommodation at hotels listed above or similar including daily breakfast inclusive of prevailing government taxes
  • Meeting and assistance on arrival and departure
  • Transfers from airport to hotels & vice versa, together with the transfer of 1 suitcase per person
  • Train from Bangalore to Chennai (seat in AC carriage)
  • Sightseeing tours with local English speaking guides
  • Entrance fee at monuments
  • Check-in & Check-out time is 12 noon

Holiday Prices Do Not Include:

  • International flights into & out of India
  • India domestic flights
  • Indian visa
  • Personal expenses, such as phone calls, laundry, mini-bar, room service, etc.
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers & porters
  • Personal insurance

Value for money
We believe that value for money is important, we want you to travel with ICAN Holidays again. When comparing prices, ensure you are comparing like for like as often there may be a cheaper option, but there may be hidden extras or the quality may not be as good.

North & South India - 14 Days
Enjoy the contrasts of North & South India. (Code: GIJ)