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Golden Triangle & Deccan Plateau | 14 Days
Delhi – Jaipur – Abhaneri – Agra - Hyderabad – Gulbarga – Bijapur – Pattadakal – Aihole – Badami – Hospet - Bangalore
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Tour Advantages

  • Tradition Indian welcome ceremony
  • Visit to Swaminarayan Temple-the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages
  • Drive down Delhi’s impressive Raisina Hills to India Gate
  • Visit to Sikh Gurudwara Bangla Sahib to see the worship
  • Explore the painted frescoes of Heritage Mandawa
  • Enjoy the countryside from Camel cart in Mandawa
  • Explore the Sanganer village for traditional block painting
  • Travel by brightly Caparisoned Elephant ride to Jaipur’s Amber Fort
  • Visit to White Birla Marble Temple
  • Enjoy the Horse cart ride up to Taj Gate  Stand before the world’s most famous monument to love, The Taj Mahal
  • Enjoy the game drive through the Ranthambhore National Park
  • Walk through the Mughal “Ghost town” of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Mughal & Rajput architecture
  • Rajasthani Country side drive
  • Explore the unique synthesis of two cultures
  • Enjoy the Bijapur city tour
  • Explore the Pattadakal chaluyan architecture
  • Explore the UNESCO Heritage Site of Hospet

Day By Day Itinerary

Day 01   Arrive Delhi
Arrive Indira Gandhi International Airport, meet & greet with Traditional Indian welcome. Transfer to hotel. Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern.  Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 02   In Delhi  
After breakfast visit to Swaminarayan temple Akshardham reflects the essence and magnitude of India's ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spirituality, Hall of Values - Universal values for mankind presented through audio-animatronics and light and sound diorama presentations from the life of Bhagwan Swaminarayan

Giant Screen film - A giant screen film on an 85’ x 65’ screen that vividly portrays an 11-year-old child-yogi’s epic pilgrimage of India
Boat Ride -A12-minute fascinating boat-ride experience of 10,000 years of India's glorious heritage. Learn about the discoveries and inventions of the rishi-scientists of India, see the world’s first university of Takshashila and sail through the caves of Ajanta-Ellora Garden of India - Sixty acres of lush lawns, gardens and exquisite bronze statues of India's child gems, valorous warriors, national figures and great women personalities inspire visitors with values and national pride

Afternoon visit to New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920's-it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King's architects, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi's eight cities - New Delhi.  Lutyens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. It took 20 years to complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack up and relinquish the subcontinent in 1947. You will visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House. Also visit Sikh Gurudwara Bangla Sahib to see the worship etc. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 03   Delhi - Mandawa 260 kms / 4 .30 hrs
Today drive to (Shekhawati) Mandawa - The region lies the triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner and includes Jhunjhuniun, Sikar and Churu districts of Rajasthan upon arrival check in to Hotel. Afternoon visit the Mandawa -Shekhawati The semi-desert region of Shekhawati is popularly known as the 'open-air art gallery' of Rajasthan. Shekhawati is unique as no-where else in the world there is such a hundred of Haveli’s, temples, cenotaphs, wells and forts. Later visit to Havelies in Mandawa notably the Chokhani Saraf & Ladia Havelies, also visit Temples. See the extraordinary frescoes on the walls of the houses and medieval painting of Shekhawati. You could enjoy the countryside sitting from the cart. Your home for 1 Nights stay at hotel

Day 04    Mandawa - Jaipur 170 kms / 3.30 hrs
Morning countryside drive to Jaipur On today’s drive to Jaipur through the Rajasthani countryside we see villages, woman dressed in the brilliantly colored saris of the region, Camels, Elephants & scenes of rural lives.

Upon arrival check in hotel, later visit to Sanganer village situated of outskirt of Jaipur Look at the teeming Jain temple from the 17th century and visit the traditional wood block painting, tie and dye fabric, paper factory and blue pottery that make the reputation of the craftsmanship of the city rose. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 05 In Jaipur
Morning visit the 17th century fortress of Amber Fort - marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort ascended on Caparisoned Elephant true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. The interiors of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glasswork complemented by exquisite wall paintings. Later drive to Ranthambhore National park

Afternoon visit to Maharaja’s City Palace - where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art, The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 A.D.), Birla White Marble temple and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires Overnight stayat hotel

Day 06    Jaipur – Abhaneri – Agra 230 kms / 5-6 hrs
On today’s drive through the Rajasthani countryside we see villages, woman dressed in the brilliantly colored saris of the region, Camels, Elephants & scenes of rural lives. En route visit the small ancient village of Abhaneri in northern Rajasthan. Begin at Chand Baori, one of the largest step wells in India, fortified on all sides. This unique idea, conceived by the early natives to function as a water reservoir, is located adjacent to the temple dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness. Then, stop for an unforgettable experience, an authentic camel cart ride. Afterward, continue to Agra

Evening take Horse cart (Tonga Ride) to the Magnificent Taj Mahal – The New 7 wonder of the world and Monument of Love in the warm glow of Sunset, which was built in 1630 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori.  Legend has it that once construction was completed, what makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation.  Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow. When the Mughal brought this concept to India they elevated it to heights of Incomparable artistry. As you drive through the city witness the local life, Shopping and bazaars (markets) and the hustle bustle of everyday India. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 07 Agra -Delhi 200 kms/3.30 hrs – Hyderabad Fly
Today morning visit the Agra Fort – built by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D., the fort is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings, including the Moti Masjid, Diwane-I-Am, Diwane-I-Khas and Musamman Burj, where the Emperor Shah Jahan died in imprisonment, besides Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal. Itmad-ud-Daulah built by Empress Noor Jehan in the memory of Her Father

Day 08     Hyderabad – Gulbarga 220 kms / 5 hrs
Morning drive to Gulbarga – a Hindu city before the Muhammadan conquest, Gulbarga is a unique synthesis of two cultures. Afternoon start your tour in Gulbarga with the Fort built by Raja Gulchand and later strengthened by Ala–ud–din Bahamni, the fort has 15 towers and 26 guns, one of them measuring 25 feet in length. Inside the fort is the Jumma Masjid fashioned on the lines of the great mosque of royal tombs. The most important monument in Gulbarga is probably the Khwaja Bande Nawaz Dargah. The tomb of the great Sufi Saint, Khwaja Syed Mohammad Gesuy Daraz. This magnificent building in the Indo-Saracenic style is the venue of an annual urus, attended by nearly one hundred thousand people, both Muslims and Hindus. Also worth seeing are Sultan Hassan’s tomb, the tomb of Ghias-ud-din, the fine mausoleum of Feroze Shah and his family

Day 09    Gulbarga – Bijapur 150 kms / 3 hrs
After breakfast drive to Bijapur upon arrival check in hotel. Later sightseeing of Bijapur – think of Bijapur and the first thing that comes to mind is the Gol Gumbaz the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah. Gol Gumbaz boasts of the second largest dome in the world. 44 meters in diameter, this dome forms a highly sensitive echo chamber. On the western outskirts of the city lies the mausoleum of Ibrahim Adil Shah II – Ibrahim Roza, said to have inspired the Taj Mahal in Agra. Embracing 1, 16,300 square feet is the Jumma Masjid – one of the finest mosques in India. Here in a beautiful mihrab – covered by a heavy curtain are verses of the Quran, beautifully inscribed in letters of gold. Malik-e-Maidan the largest medieval cannon in the world – is fourteen feet long, weighing about 55 tons. Afzal Khan’s Cenotaph, the Amin Durgah, The Jod Gumbaz.

Day 10     Bijapur – Pattadakal – Aihole – Badami 132 kms / 2.5 hrs
After breakfast a scenic journey by road from Bijapur to Badami set in beautiful countryside’s of the four of a red sanstone ridge the small rural town of Badami was once the capital of the Chalakyan empire which covered much of central Deccan between the 4th and 8th centuries. En route visit to nearly Pattadakal – a world heritage center, it has 10 major temples representing early chaluyan architecture, where coronations took place and where most of the temples were built between the 7th and 9th centuries. The Virupaksha, Mallikarhjuna and join Temples are quite marvelous to behold included is a visit to Aihole where the Hindu temples architecture can be seen in its embryonic stage –50 temples within the fort wall and 50 outside. Arrive Badami & transferred to hotel.

Day 11   In Badami
After breakfast sightseeing of Badami set in beautiful countryside’s of the four of a red sandstone ridge the smallrural town of Badami was once the capital of the Chalukya Empire which covered much of central Deccan between the 4th and 8th centuries Badami, renowned for its 4 ancient Rock-cut cave temples, Gateways, Forts, inscriptions, Sculptures that seem to come alive under your eyes…. Badami has to be seen to be believed. Climb a flight of steps to reach the ancient caves – all hewn out o sand stone on the precipice of a hill. Three are four caves here. The first three belong to the Vedic faith and the fourth cave is the only Jain Temple in Badami. The first cave temple – past Shiva’s door Keepers – and there he is the eighteen-armed Nataraja striking 81 dance poses. The largest and most ornamental is the third Cave temple dedicated to Vishnu. Here are some splendid carvings of the Hindu Pantheon, Narasimha – the half man and half lion avatar of Vishnu, Hari Hara, the composite god who is half Shiva a half – Vishnu. Overnight stay in Badami.

Day 12     Badami – Hospet (UNESCO Heritage Site) 245 kms / 5 hrs
After an early breakfast drive to Hospet and check in hotel, stay for two nights. Your base to explore the spectacular Vijayanagar ruins in the afternoon a visit to Hampi itself only 13 km away and one of the most fascinating historical sites in south India. The superb ruins are set in a strong and beautiful boulder-strewn landscape, which has an almost magical quality. One can still glimpse the splendor of Vijaynagar in its ruins where Hospet’s Virupaksha temple rises majestically. The most splendid monuments of Hampi is, undoubtedly the Vithala temple complex memories of Hampi will stay with you always.

Day 13        Hampi 13 kms from Hospet
Revisit Hampi – the 14th century capital city of the Vijayanagara Empire lies in the Deccan Heartland, in the state of Karnataka. The ruins spread over an area of more than 26 sq. kms. Protected by the tempestuous rive Tungabhadra in the north and by rocky granite ridges on the other three sides. A terrain such as this was excellent for a capital city that needed to be vigilant and spend a further day in the heart of the lost empire. Explore Hampi at your own pace. Its monuments- like its centuries- old patience & wisdom- most be savored bit by bit. Overnight stay at Hospet.

Day 14    Hospet – Bangalore 328 kms/6-7 hrs - Onward Destination
After breakfast Say good bye to this fascinating land drive to Bangalore to board the onward flight for onward destination.

Tour Inclusion

Accommodation

  • 02 Nights stay in Delhi
  • 01 Night stay in Mandawa
  • O2 Night stay in Jaipur
  • 01 Night stay in Agra
  • 02 Night stay in Hyderabad
  • 01 Night stay in Gulbarga
  • 01 Night stay in Bijapur
  • 02 Night stay in Badami
  • 02 Night stay in Hospet

Dinning  

  • Daily Buffet Breakfast at hotel restaurant
  • Inclusive of Taxes

Air Fare  

  • Economice class fare Delhi - Hyderabad

Transfers & Sightseeing

  • All transfers, Sightseeing and excursions by Air conditioned vehicle
  • All state taxes, Parking and Toll taxes

Other services Includes

  • Services of local English-Speaking Guides at destination
  • All State taxes, toll taxes & Parking Charges
  • All monument entry fees wherever applicable
  • Horse cart ride to Taj Gate
  • Caparisoned Elephant ride to Amer Fort

Tour Exclusion

  • India Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Major Meals - Lunch & Dinner
  • Services of Language Speaking Guides
  • Video, film & professional still camera fees
  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions above
  • Expenses of personal nature like Telephone Calls, Laundry, Porterage, Tips, Alcoholic Beverages, etc
Add on Experiences

With this Incredible India holidays, you can add on some experiences according to your taste to make the unforgettable & memorable tour with an additional price.

asia spice market khari

Asia Largest spice market

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Kitchen

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Kitchen

craft museum

Handicraft Museum

Food in Haveli

Home Cooked Food in Haveli

indian crafts bazaar

Indian Crafts Bazaar

agra cooking class

Agra cooking class

making your own taj mahal

Making your own Taj Mahal

mohhabat the taj show

Mohhabat - The Taj Show

rejuvenate spa treatment

Rejuvenate

shop at kinari bazar

Shop at Kinari Bazar

Boating at Ramgarh Lake

ELEPHANT FARM

Explore Chokhi Dhani

Explore the villages in Jeep

Hot Air Balloon Ride

wilderness with Jeep Safari

Rajasthani Cuisines

Rejuvenate yourself with a massage

Fulfill your shopping spree

Heritage Hotel

Raj Mandir Cinema