India Architecture Tour

India Architecture Tour

Duration :- 19 Days/ 18 Nights
Places Covered :- Mumbai - Hyderabad - Chennai - Bangalore - Mysore - Bangalore - Ahmedabad - Delhi - Chandigarh - Delhi - Jaipur - Agra – Delhi

India Architecture Tour takes you to the journey of India where you will come across different architectural styles of India. In this tour you will visit Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Mysore, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Agra. Explore various historical places, enjoy boat ride, Elephant ride and wildlife safari.

Day 1: Mumbai
Day 2: Mumbai tour
Day 3: Mumbai – Hyderabad (by air)
Day 4: Hyderabad
Day 5: Hyderabad – Chennai (by air)
Day 6: Chennai
Day 7: Chennai – Bangalore (346 km)
Day 8: Bangalore
Day 9: Bangalore – Mysore – Bangalore (147 km)
Day 10: Bangalore – Ahmedabad (by air)
Day 11: Ahmedabad
Day 12: Ahmedabad – Delhi (by air)
Day 13: Delhi
Day 14: Delhi – Chandigarh (246 km)
Day 15: Chandigarh – Delhi – Jaipur
Day 16: Jaipur
Day 17: Jaipur – Agra (242 km)
Day 18: Agra
Day 19: Agra - Delhi (232 km)

Day 1: Mumbai
After your arrival at Delhi airport you will be welcomed by our representative. He will escort you to your pre-booked hotel. Check into the hotel and relax. Stay overnight.

Day 2: Mumbai tour
Post breakfast visit Gateway of India overlooking splendid Arabian Sea and reflecting Indo-Saracenic architecture and was built to commemorate King George V and Queen Mary’s visit to India. Next visit Mount Mary Church situated on hilltop, looking Arabian Sea and is a great place for peace seekers reflecting Colonial architecture. Later on visit Hanging Gardens where the various attractions are animal shaped hedges and colorful flower clock, Elephanta Caves cut out from rock consists of seven caves fives devotes to Hindus and two to Buddhism. In the evening visit Flora Fountain named after Roman goddess of Flower, enlighten by lights in the evening and offers you stunning views of the vista. Later on enjoy the sunset views at Chowpatty Beach and admire the nature’s beauty. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.  

Day 3: Mumbai – Hyderabad (by air)
After having breakfast you will be transferred to Hyderabad. On arrival, check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Stay overnight.

Day 4: Hyderabad
Post refreshing breakfast visit Charminar which is prominent landmark of Mughal with stunning architecture in Cazia style, Mecca Masjid named because the bricks were made from Mecca, Golconda Fort means Shepherd’s hill was originally made of mud by Yadava dynasty and is famous for its acoustics, Fateh Raben Gun, ingenious water supply. Later on visit Purani Haveli which was master piece of architecture of Nizams of Hyderabad, Falaknuma Palace situated on hilltop which houses collection of status, paintings, manuscripts and furniture from all over India. Next halt Nehru Zoological Park where you will enjoy Elephant ride surrounded by lush green scenic beauty, Hussain Sagar Lake where you can enjoy boating and enjoy various adventurous sports like cruising, Para sailing and many other. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.   

Day 5: Hyderabad – Chennai (by air)
In the morning you will be transferred to Chennai. On arrival, check into the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day. Stay overnight.

Day 6: Chennai
Post refreshing breakfast visit Fort St George which comprises St. Mary’s Church, Wellesley House and a museum, Vivekananda House reflecting Victorian architecture with great designs of sunburst and gabled roof. Next visit Ashtalaxmi Temple dedicated to goddess of wealth which comprises idols of Lord Vishnu in sitting, standing and reclining position on three of the floors. Later on halt at Kapaleeshwar Temple which is great example of Dravidian architecture and is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati, Marina Beach where you will enjoy leisure walk at the shores, Pulikat Lake which is a great place for bird lovers with wide variety of birds like ducks, strokes, flamingo and many more. In the evening visit various temples and seek blessings from god. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.  

Day 7: Chennai – Bangalore (346 km)
The next tour destination of India Architecture Tour will be Bangalore. On reaching there, check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Stay overnight.

Day 8: Bangalore
Post breakfast full day excursion of Bangalore will begin. Visit Bangalore Palace which resembles to a castle and offers you lush green landscape, Lal Bagh a botanical garden preserves some of the rarest species of flora; Tipu Sultan Palace built using pure Teak Wood and is now converted into a museum which holds history of Bangalore. Later on visit Cubbon Park surrounded by lush green environment which is a great place for nature lovers, Devanahalli Fort birth place of Tipu Sultan which house many temples and reflects grandeur of Bangalore. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.

Day 9: Bangalore – Mysore – Bangalore (147 km)
After having breakfast the tour will head towards Mysore. On arrival, visit Mysore Palace which tells many stories of history and is built in amalgam of Hindu, Rajput, Gothic and Muslim style architecture. Later on visit Brindavan Gardens overlooking Kaveri Rivers, surrounded by lush green meadow and dam which is water reservoir. Next visit will be at Chamundi Temple situated on hilltop and overlooks Karanji Lake, dedicated to Goddess Durga where you have to take 1000 steps to reach at the top. After that enjoy wildlife safari at Mysore Zoo, which is habitat to many wildlife species and continue your tour towards Bangalore. Night stay will be in Bangalore.   

Day 10: Bangalore – Ahmedabad (by air)
Post breakfast you will be transferred to Ahmedabad. Check into the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day. Night stay will be in Ahmedabad.

Day 11: Ahmedabad
In the morning after having refreshing breakfast visit Thor Lake where you can enjoy the sunrise view and is a great place for bird water where you will come across wide range of bird species. Later on halt at Gandhi Ashram, a great place for history lovers where you will get to know about life of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi, Kankaria Lake which is house to stunning garden “Nagina Wadi” in the middle of the lake. Next halt at Sidi Sayed Masjid with stunning intricately carved lattice work and it appears to be intertwined of palms and motif of tree. Next visit Lal Darwaza great place for shopping lovers, Dada Hari Ni Vav which is a step well along with resting place for travelers where you will be stunned by the beautiful art work, intricate carvings and floral structures. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.

Day 12: Ahmedabad – Delhi (by air)
Post breakfast the tour will proceed towards the capital city of India- Delhi. On arrival, check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 13: Delhi
In the morning visit Red Fort which was capital and seat of Mughal when they shifted their capital from Agra reflects brilliant master piece of Mughal architecture. Next visit Qutub Minar a five storied building built by Qutub-ud-din-Aibak to celebrate the dominance of Mughals over Hindu. Later on halt at Lotus Temple known as symbol of Peace and is built in shape of petals of Lotus, Humayun’s Tomb which is the first garden-tomb in India, Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, India Gate was made to memorialize martyrs of wars and Rajghat place of legend Mahatma Gandhi. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.  

Day 14: Delhi – Chandigarh (246 km)
After having breakfast you will be transferred to Chandigarh. On arrival, relax for a while and then visit Rock Garden with beautiful sculptures of dancers, musician and animals. Next visit Rose Garden where you feel fresh by the aura of Roses, Pinjore Gardens where the palatial reflect the architecture of Rajasthani and Mughal fusion. Next halt will be at Doll Museum where you will be stunning seeing different dolls and puppets from all over the country, Terraced Garden on the foothill of Shivalik Range which offers you picturesque landscape. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.

Day 15: Chandigarh – Delhi – Jaipur
Post breakfast the tour will proceed towards the pink city - Jaipur. En-route Delhi and refresh yourself. Continue your tour towards Jaipur. Stay overnight.

Day 16: Jaipur
Post breakfast visit Amer Fort situated on hill top, overlooks Maota Lake and offers spectacular view of the city. It is home to many palaces like Sukh Mahal, temples like Sila Devi temple and many other awe-struck places, and enjoy Elephant ride. Next visit City Palace reflecting amalgam of Rajasthani-Mughal architecture. It comprises Chandra Mahal which offers spectacular views of adjacent and Mubarak Mahal which displays old weapons, royal costumes and other stuff related to former Kings. Later on visit Hawa Mahal built for royal ladies so that they can view street happenings in the shape of crown, Jantar Mantar Observatory which is a great place for astronomy lovers and Albert Hall Museum comprising various historical items. In the evening pay a visit at Birla Temple devoted to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.  

Day 17: Jaipur – Agra (242 km)
After having breakfast you will be transferred to Agra- city of epitome of Love. En-route Fatehpur Sikri, city founded by Mughal emperor Akbar. Visit Jodha Bai Palace blend of Mughal-Islamic architectural style and was harem of Queen’s with all safety measures which reflect royal life, Buland Darwaza made to memorialize the victory of Akbar over Gujarat, Panch Mahal a five storied building, Private and Public audience halls of Akbar. Later on visit Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti was made to honor Sufi Saint surrounded by intricate carved marble sheets. Continue your tour towards Agra. Night stay will be in Agra.

Day 18: Agra
Start your magical day by mesmerizing views of Tajmahal during sunrise. It is situated on the bank of River Yamuna, overlooking pond and was built by Shah Jahan in memory his beloved wife. Next visit Agra Fort lying parallel to River Yamuna and is a great masterpiece of Mughal art, comprising many palaces, forts, courtyards, mosques and audience halls. Next visit Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah also known as Jewel of Draft due to its encrusted walls with semi-precious stones, Akbar’s Tomb in Mughal architectural style. In the evening enjoy leisure walk at Mehtab Bagh where the reflection of Tajmahal is sight to behold. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.   

Day 19: Agra - Delhi (232 km)
Post breakfast you will be transferred to Delhi airport where our representatives will give you detailed information for your further journey.

Note: Tajmahal remains closed on Fridays

         Red Fort, Akshardham & Lotus Temple remains closed on Mondays

Inclusion:

  • Accommodation and meals will be provided.
  • Travel and tour guides.
  • Boat ride and wildlife safari.
  • Elephant ride at Amer Fort (one way only).
  • Monuments sightseeing charges.
  • Well maintained transport with air-conditioning facility.

Exclusion:

  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra sightseeing charges.
  • Flight cancellation charges due to any reason.
  • Personal expense such as shopping, laundry bills etc.