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Monuments Tour India

Duration

19 Nights / 20 Days

Places Covered

Khajuraho - Agra - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Aurangabad - Mumbai - Madurai - Chettinad - Tanjore - Trichy - Madras

Overview

Monuments Tour India

India is famous for its great wealth of monuments in the form of ancient caves, medieval forts, palaces, tombs, temples, etc. Visit the monuments of India, they are not only structures built of stones, bricks, and mortar, they are stories in themselves. These are the stories of valor, of great rulers, of great societies, and of great people who built them. These monuments tell the stories of India - a great civilization that is more than 3000 years old.

Monuments tours of India brings alive the old world charm of monumental heritage present in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Ajanta and Ellora caves before reaching a sentient conclusion. Most of the monuments you visit are also recognized as world heritage sites, thereby adding more value to the trip. This travel package “Monuments Tour India” covers the historic Mughal monuments of old Delhi as well as modern streets of New Delhi. The high aesthetic temples and stupa of Khajuraho is the important destinations of tourism in India. Book this Indian Monuments Tour and Travel Packages and enjoy a memorable vacation.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi

Begin your tour.
Arrive into Delhi
Welcome to Vardhman's Grand Indian Experience ! On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 2 Delhi

This morning after a leisurely breakfast we will proceed for the sightseeing of Delhi.
Combined city tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 3 Delhi Khajuraho by flight

Morning transfer to airport for flight to Khajuraho.
On arrival, check into your hotel.
Later proceed for sightseeing of a group of temples.
City tour of Khajuraho
Visit the world famous Khajuraho temples were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunset Yogini Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, The Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 4 Khajuraho-Jhansi Agra by train

This morning after breakfast drive to Jhansi and transfer to railway station to catch train for Agra. (Shatabdi Express - 1730- 2000 hrs)
Arrive Agra transfer to hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 5 Agra

City tour of Agra
Visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Every Friday), Red fort & Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. Later you will visit a marble gallery - the flagship store in Agra which offers an excellant range of white marble, fashionable wear & exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop!
Optional: Later in the evening why not take the option of watching Sound & Light show. Later return to your hotel for a good night’s rest.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 6 Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur

Today you drive to the former capital city of Emperor Akbar
On to Jaipur.
Your exciting day begins with a tour, starting with a visit to Fatehpur Sikri. Then continue onward to Jaipur and check into your hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 7 Jaipur

City tour of Jaipur
Elephant Safari
This morning you will experience the wonders of this magicial pink city, as you proceed on a tour of Amber fort (optional: Elephant Safari). Later visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glitterning with mirrors, Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds and through the rose pink residential and business areas of Jaipur.
Optional: Lunch at a Heritage hotel with Tonga ride or explore the market & shop for special bargains! Overnight: Hotel

Day 8 Jaipur- Jodhpur

Morning drive to Jodhpur and transfer to hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 9 Jodhpur

City tour of Jodhpur
Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill, including Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble memorium built in 1899 and the Museum located in the Umaid Public gardens. Overnight will be at Jodhpur.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 10 Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Udaipur

Today you drive to Ranakpur Jain Temples - one of the biggest and the most important cluster of Jain temples in India. Nestled in the Aravalli range.
On to Udaipur
Then continue onward to Udaipur - Lake City and check into your hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 11 Udaipur

City tour of Udaipur
Boat Cruise on Lake Pichola
Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki Bari (Queen resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum) Boat curise on Lake Pichola 4km long and 3km broad, surrounded by splendid hills, Palaces, temples bathing ghats and embankments
Overnight: Hotel

Day 12 Udaipur Aurangabad

Morning transfer to airport for flight to Khajuraho.
On arrival, check into your hotel. Today you will explore the caves of Ajanta which offer a rich tapestry of images that speak of palaces, royalty, cultures and tales of everyday life of ancient India. Long buried in the debris of time, these 30 caves were built to offer seclusion to the Buddhist monks, who lived, taught and performed rituals.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 13 Aurangabad- Mumbai

Morning transfer to airport for flight to Khajuraho.
On arrival, check into your hotel.
City tour of Mumbai
Half-day tour of Mumbai. Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine drive, Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India & drive through the Crawford Market, Marine Drive & Flora Fountain.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 14 Mumbai-Madurai

This morning you will be taken to explore Ellora caves. Carved between fourth and fifth century, the rock temples andmonasteries of Ellora represent the three major faiths of India - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.Like Ajanta, Ellora caves too are a fine example of cave temples with almost 34 caves with intricate interiors and ornamental facades. Later in the afternoon in-time transfer to the airport to board the flight for Madurai
Overnight: Hotel

Day 15 Madurai

After a leisurely start today you drive to Chettinad which is known for its artistic houses. Spend the afternoon exploring the palace and around for its unique architecture.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 16 Chettinad-Trichy -Tanjore

This morning you will drive to Tanjore. Also called a city of temples, Tanjore is dotted with no fewer than 74 temples - the most famous of which is the Brihadeshwara temple.You visit this fascinating temple and the Thanjavur Palace before continuing your drive to Trichy.
The town of Trichy is another small place of South India which is littered with innumerable evidence of the region's excellence in art and architecture.
In the evening you explore the city including spectacular Rock Fort Temple.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 17 Tanjore -Madras-(Chennai)

Morning at leisure
Evening transfer to railway station to catch overnight train for Madras - (Chennai)
Overnight: Hotel

Day 18 Madras -(Chennai)


Overnight: Hotel

Day 19 Madras -(Chennai)

Arrive Chennai and transfer to hotel
Madras is a fascinating city with its ancient temples and unique culture, golden sandy beaches and a marvelous tradition of music and dance. You explore this lovely city in the afternoon, immediately after arriving at the station. After the short city tour you will check into your hotel which is a beach hotel outside Madras city. Today will be spent in visiting two of the finest examples of ancient South Indian architecture - Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 20 Madras -(Chennai)

In time transfer to Chennai airport to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of your ''Monuments Tour India' escorted by Vardhman Vacations

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