19 DAYS – CULTURAL TOUR WITH SOUTH INDIA TEMPLE
DELHI – AGRA – JAIPUR – MANDAWA – DELHI – CHENNAI – TIRUPATI – CHENNAI – KANCHIPURAM – MAHABALIPURAM – PONDICHERRY – CHIDAMBARAM – THANJAVUR – TRICHY – MADURAI – KANYAKUMARI – TRIVANDRUM / DEPARTURE / DEPARTURE
Duration : 18 NIGHTS / 19 DAYS
Rajasthan a land of bewildering diversity of cultures, religions and traditions. This diversity has been captured in this package, giving the macro perspective towards this land of wonders. From the camel rides of Jaisalmer to the boat rides of Udaipur. This tour has it all to make this journey of exploration, a complete experience in its self. The cities that narrate the success stories of bravery of the soil and the delicacy of the stonework and the might of the forts.
Suggested tour itinerary is a flexible tour proposal and can be change as per the guest requirement. We provide tailor made itinerary as per the need of the guest if you want to add or remove any of the destination please advise us for modification so that you can enjoy best of your holidays in India.
Day 01: ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive at IGI Delhi airport, meet and greet by ITM representative and transfer to hotel. Where our representative will assist you to check in at hotel and later explain the tour schedueld in detail and handover all the tour related documents to you. Rest of the day free to relax at hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: DELHI
After breakfast at hotel get ready for exploring the vibrant city with some wonderfull sightseeing, start the sightseeingwith New Delhi Visit Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, Parliament house, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb Etc.
After lunch proceed for the sightseeing of Old Delhi Visit Rajghat, Jama Masjid & Chandni chowk Market. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: DELHI – AGRA
On Day 03, after brekfast drive to Agra. On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit Agar fort a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Itmad –Ud-Daulah and Taj Mahal. Overnight Agra.
Day 04: AGRA – FATHEPUR SIKRI – JAIPUR
After breakfast & Check out from the hotel drive to Jaipur. Enroute visit Fathepur Sikri a world Heritage site the attraction covers Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Panchmahal, Birbal house and Jodha Bhai Palace.
Later continue drive to Jaipur. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 05: JAIPUR
After enjoying healthy breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing visit Amber fort (ascending the fort by Elephant), City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal. Afternoon explore local market, Jaipur si generally famous for Gold and Silver Jewellery, Silk Saris, Wooden Handicrafts and carpets. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 06: JAIPUR – MANDAWA
After breakfast drive towards Mandawa, Rajasthan. It is situated in the centre of Shekhawati district of northwest of Rajasthan. Mandawa is painted domed gateway decorated with Lord Krishna and his cows leeds to the bazaar. Upon arrival check into hotel in Mandawa. Later head to city tour of Mandawa as a part of Imperial Rajasthan Tour, visit to Mandawa Fort. It has now been converted into a hotel, Mandawa Castle is a 245 years old fortress that has been curved by the family into a fine example of cultural hospitality. Later visit to the Mukundgarh Fort – which has also been converted into a heritage hotel of Mandawa in Shekhawati region. Overnight in Mandawa.
Day 07: MANDAWA – DELHI
Post breakfast in the morning and check out from the hotel drive to Delhi. On arrival Check in at hotel. Overnight Delhi.
Day 08: DELHI – CHENNAI (FLIGHT)
After breakfast transfer to airport to board on flight to Chennai, Chennai, Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. The city is home to Fort St. George, built in 1644 and now a museum showcasing the city’s roots as a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost, when it was called Madras. Religious sites include Kapaleeshwarar Temple, adorned with carved and painted gods, and St. Mary’s, a 17th-century Anglican church.
On arrival meet and greet by ITM representative and transfer to hotel.. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight Chennai
Day 09: CHENNAI
After healthy breakfast, proceed for Chennai sightseeing with and Parthasarthy Temple. Later visit Fort st. George church, Kala Kshetra and National Art Gallery and Museum. Evening enjoy beach walk at Marina beach, Chennai. Overnight Chennai.
Day 10: CHENNAI – TIRUPATI – CHENNAI
After breakfast full day excursion to Tirupati famous for ancient temple of Lord Venkateshwara, evening return to Chennai. Overnight in Chennai.
Day 11: CHENNAI – KANCHIPURAM – MAHABALIPURAM
Morning after breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram , Enroute visit Kanchipuram the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines. Kanchipuram was a major Placese of Tamil learning as well as an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists, Jains and Hindus. Apart from temples, the city is also famous for its silk weavers.
After lunch drive to Mahabalipuram check into hotel after noon visit shore temple, Arjuna’s penance and Five Ratha’s. Overnight in Mahabalipuram.
Day 12: MAHABALIPURAM – TIRUVANNAMALAI – PONDICHERRY
Morning after breakfast drive Tiruvannamalai on arrival visit to Arunachaleswar temple, Tiruvannamalai is one of the most ancient heritage sites of India and is a centre of the Saiva religion of Lord Shiva. Later continue drive to Pondicherry. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight at Pondicherry.
Day 13: PONDICHERRY
Morning after breakfast full day visit to Pondicherry, Pondicherry, which carries a strong whiff of the French presence in India. This erstwhile French colony on the east coast of South India merged with the rest of the country in 1954. Legend says that Pondicherry is the place where St. Agasthaya settled down. Visit Aurobindo Ashram near Pondicherry. After lunch, visit Auroville – a unique heaven for all; irrespective of caste,creed,colour and nationality. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: PONDICHERRY – CHIDAMBARAM – THANJAVUR
Morning after breakfast drive to Tanjore, Enroute visit Chidambaram famous for the Nataraja temple with the root of the sanctum-sanctorum covered with golden plates. In this temple postures from the Bharatnatayam form of dance are depicted in sculpture. Later drive to Thanjavur check-into the hotel overnight hotel.
Day 15: THANJAVUR – TIRUCHIRAPPALI (TRICHY)
Morning explore the famous Chola Temple of Brideshwara listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, at Tanjore and later drive Trichy situated on the banks of Kaveri River is a blend of history and tradition as well as pilgrim center famous for Ranganatha Temple at Srirangam. On arrival check into the hotel Afternoon explore the temples of Trichy, Srirangam and Rock Fort Temple Overnight in Trichy.
Day 16: TIRUCHIRAPPALI – MADURAI
After breakfast drive to Madurai some 2600 years old is laid out in the banks of river Vaigai as a lotus flower with the Meenakshi temple in the center. After lunch explore the famous Meenakshi Temple, a superb example of the Dravidian School of Architecture and is known for its profusely carved and gigantic gateways and visit Tirumalai Nayak Palace. Overnight in Madurai.
Day 17: MADURAI – KANYAKUMARI
After breakfast drive to Kanyakumari, Kanyakumari the name has been derived after the virgin of goddess – Kanyakumari Amman. Mythological stories depict that Goddess parvati under the disguise of Devi Kanya did a penance in one of the rocks in this area to reach the hand of Lord Shiva. The enthusiastic scenes of the sunset & sunrise are very enjoyable here, (especially on full moon days). Visit Visit Swami Vivekanand Rock Memorial. Visit the meditation hall and the smarak. Visit Kanyakumari mandir (One of the Fifty Two Shakti Peethas), Tri smudra milan & Gandhi mandapam. Evening visit Suchindram temple. (One of the Fifty Two Shakti Peethas). Enjoy sunset in the evening. Overnight Kanyakumari.
Day 18: KANYAKUMARI – TRIVANDRUM
After breakfast drive to Trivandrum. On arrival check in at hotel. After freshen up visit Padmanabha Swamy temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Exquisite carvings and age old murals adorn the walls of the temple also visit Napier Museum, This is a 19th century monument which comprises of a collection which is quite rare and unique. Considered to be an important destination amongst the tourist attractions of Thiruvananthapuram it reflects the features of Indo Saracenic architecture. Overnight Trivandrum.
Day 19: TRIVANDRUM / DEPARTURE
After breakfast transfer to airport to board on flight for onwards destination with the happy memories of your tour and our services.