Start in Delhi and end in Bangalore! With the sightseeing tour Golden Triangle With Goa Beach & Karnataka Stone Sculpture , you have a 17 day tour package taking you through Delhi, India and 14 other destinations in India. Golden Triangle With Goa Beach & Karnataka Stone Sculpture includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.
On arrival at Delhi International airport meet with our office executive assistance and transfer to hotel check in. If you are arriving by morning flight, after relaxation you can take a short tour; otherwise rest time free & easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.Start point As per flight schedule arrival transfer from airport to hotel. Delhi, India --, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India
Breakfast at hotel, explore the historic city Delhi.? First visit Old Delhi: (Shahajahanabad) the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest and most splendid mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, Rajghat, memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, where he was cremated. Later in you opt cycle rickshaw ride past through the bustling and colorful bazaar of Chandani Chowk. The sightseeing continue to explore the best tourist attractions of New Delhi include President House, the regal residence of British rulers, a palace built for British Viceroys. India gate, this monument was built to honour and tribute to the Indian soldiers, sacrificed themselves during the Afghan war, then visiting Birla Mandir (Laxmi Narayan Temple) built by wealthiest Birla family. Humayun?s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai?s Temple, Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty. Overnight at hotel.
In and around VrindavanBreakfast at hotel, drive to Agra.? En-route visit Mathura & Vrindavan, the birth palace of Lord Krishna. Some of notable temples to visit are Bankey Bihari and Iskcon. Continue drive to Agra, on the way visit ?Sikandra, a marvelous mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar, spectacularly designed structure of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Afterwards proceed to Agra check in at hotel.
Early morning visit Taj Mahal with its? fabulous view at the time of sunrise. Taj Mahal, beautiful architectural monument among the 7 wonders of the world; this historical masterpiece is illustration of the fusion of diverse architectural styles. Taj Mahal is crown of all the loveliest buildings in the world, a symbol of eternal love. The tour continues to visit Agra Fort, was built in 1576 AD., by great Mughal Emperor Akbar, structured and designed with red stoned barricaded; in the fort you will find most splendid Pearl Mosque and various other classic example of art: Jahangir Mahal, Moti Masjid, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Am, Meena Bazaar and Musamman Bhurj where from Emperor Shahjahan, prisoner of his son rebellious Aurangzeb, he put his father in the cell of Agra fort, where from he could see his love reflecting through the Taj Mahal, where his loveliest wife was cremated. Later visit the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula, built by Empress Noorjehan daughter of Shahjahan, this monument a tribute to her great father.? After city tour drive to Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, the old deserted town of the Mughal kingdom, built in red sandstone in honour of Saint Salim Chisti who blessed birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important structure here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwane e Khas; Punch Mahal, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza, one of the largest and tallest gateways in the world.
Breakfast at hotel, explore the Pink City. Visit Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, built in the 15th Century by Rajput King Man Singh. Later visit another mighty and majestic Nagargarh fort, close to Amber fort.? Later drive back to the main city to visit the imperial City Palace - present residence of the royal family of Jaipur, the palace is a miraculous representation of the real Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The incredible Jantar Mantar was innovated and constructed by Jaipur King Swai Jai Singh. Amongst the 5 observatories built by him, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of them. The splendid Hawa Mahal, also known ?Palace of Winds? was built with a concept for the woman of royal families to speculate the royal ceremonies and festivals being hidden from the public eyes.? In the evening you can explore the bustling market of Jaipur by cycle rickshaw ride, which is paradise for shopping lovers, Jaipur is worldly famous for hand woven carpet, precious stones, handicraft, marble, textile, blue pottery, handmade papers. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel, atransfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai. On arrival at Mumbai airport assistance and transfer to hotel. Later take a city tour covering Parliament House, CST, Flora Fountain. Halt at Gateway of India an architectural marvel that scores over other buildings in Mumbai. From there board a motor-boat famous Elephanta Caves (closed on Monday). A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where it is set. This island is home to a series of seven magnificent rocks cut caves which show various incidents in the life of lord Siva and other dramatic moments from Hindu myt your dirty linen, wash it, and return it neatly pressed to your doorstep. Almost two hundred dhobis and their families work together in what has always been a hereditary occupation. In the evening pass by Marine Drive fondly dubbed as the Queenhology. These are chiselled with immense artistic finesse. Later in the afternoon cruise back to Gateway of India. After lunch (on your own), visit to Dhobi Ghat, a unique feature of Mumbai, the dhobi is a traditional laundryman, who will collects Necklace, because of the dramatic curve of its streetlights at night. You may halt at Chowpatty Beach one of Mumbais most popular promenades and a favourite sunset-watching spot. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel, atransfer to airport to board flight for Goa. On arrival at Goa airport assistance and transfer to resort. Rest of the day is free and easy to relax on the beach. Overnight at resort.
Breakfast at hotel, take a city tour of Goa, famously known as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist Paradise". Goa is famous for its magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendours of its temples, churches and old houses. Visit to Old Goa -10 km from Panjim, the basilica of Bom Jesus, the 16th century church dedicated to infant Jesus and housing the tomb of St. Francis Xavier, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The other Churches in the same area are St. Cathedral, with its vaulted interior, Church of Our Lady of Miracles, Church of our Lady of Rosary and Nunnery of St. Monica. The Aguada Fort built by the Portuguese commands the mouth of the Mondovi River and on the fort stands a 4-storey Portuguese lighthouse and the oldest of its kind in Asia. In the evening enjoy Cruise over Mondovi River. Overnight at resort.
In and around BadamiBreakfast at hotel, drive to Badami the capital of the early Chalukyas. Badami is a picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. On arrival check in at hotel. Later take a sightseeing tour of Badami visiting - Rock-cut cave temples, Gateways, Forts, inscriptions, Sculptures that seem to come alive under your eyes. Climb a flight of steps to reach the ancient caves - all hewn out on sand stone on the precipice of a hill. Three are four caves here belong to the Vedic faith and the fourth cave is the only Jain Temple in Badami. The first cave temple - past Shivas 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 at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel, visit Pattadakal, this World Heritage Site on the banks of the Malaprabha River bears testimony to the richness of Chalukyan architecture of the 8th Century. It has a cluster of 10 beautifully chiselled Jain temples at the entrance of the site Virupaksha temple and Mallikarjuna Temple being the most famous. Also visit Aihole acclaimed as the cradle of Hindu temple architecture. There are hundreds of temples in the villages and fields nearby. The most impressive one is the Durga Temple with its semicircular apse, elevated plinth, and the gallery encircling the sanctum. Other worth seeing temples include The Lad Khan Temple, The Huchimalli Temple, Ravalphadi Cave Temple celebrating the many forms of Shiva, the Konti Temple Complex, the Umamaheswari Temple, the Jain Meguti Temple, and the two storied Buddhist Temple. Return to the hotel in Badami for overnight stay.
Breakfast at hotel drive to Hampi. Enroute visit Gadag Trikuteshwara temple a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. The carved temple is dedicated to Shiva and has three lingas mounted on the same stone. There is a shrine dedicated to Saraswathi in this temple and it has carved columns. Further drive to Lakkundi full of ruined temples like Mallikarjuna, Virabhadra, Manikeshwara, Nanneshwara, Lakshminarayana, Someshwara, Nilakanteshwara and many more. Continue drive to Hampi check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel city tour of Hampi, the medieval capital of the Hindu empire Vijayanagara (the City of Victory). It is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The terrain is dominated by rocky hills and the mighty Tungabhadra river which flows through this rugged landscape.? You may opt to see the early morning sunrise at Matunga Hill, the highest point of Hampi as well as the best spot to get an aerial view of Hampi which was once greater than Rome and had palaces; Vijaynagar ruins spread over an area of more than 26 sq. kms. The superb ruins are set in a strong and beautiful boulder-strewn landscape, which has an almost magical quality. Then visit some of the interesting ruins remaining Hazara Rama Temples, huge Ganesha & Narasimha images, the elephant stables, the queens bath, and carvings on the Ramachandra Temple & Lotus Mahal. Overnight at the hotel.
In and around Hassan, BelurBreakfast at hotel drive to Hassan en route visit the temples of Halebid and Belur which bear mute testimony to the rich, cultural heritage of Karnataka. In Halebid visit to the Hoysaleswara Temple. Dating back to the 21th century this temple is well known for its wealth of sculpture details. The walls of the temple are covered with an endless variety of Gods and Goddesses, animals, birds and dancing girls. After visit we proceed to Belur, the once capital of the Hoysala Empire. In Belur we visit the group of Chennakesava Temples, which are famous for its architecture and sculptures. Continue drive to Hassan check in and overnight at hotel.
In and around MysoreBreakfast at hotel drive to Mysore. Enroute visit Sravanabelagola one of the most important Jain pilgrim centre. Visible from a distance of 25 kms and 27 metres high, the worlds tallest monolithic statue of Lord Bahubali is situated here. After visit proceed to Mysore, check in at hotel.? Later city tour of Mysore, the capital city of the Wodeyars has always enchanted its admirers with its quaint charm, rich heritage, magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, broad shady avenues and sacred temples. Visit Maharaja Palace built in 1911-1912, the architecture of the palace blends the Hindu, Muslim, Rajput and Gothic styles of architecture. Today it is a museum housing treasures from across the world reflecting the rich and colorful history of the erstwhile princely state of Mysore. Later drive up to Chamundi Hill to see Chamundeshwari temple and a panoramic view of Mysore. On your way back, see the Nandi Bull. In the evening visit to the Brindavan gardens famous for its well planned and well maintained lawns, innumerable pools, fountains. Overnight at the hotel.
In and around Bangalore, SrirangapatnaBreakfast at hotel drive to Bangalore. Enroute visit to Srirangapatna, this town obtained its name from a 1000 year old temple of Lord Sriranganatha. This history-rich town was the capital of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan - The Tiger of Mysore. Later take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting Fort and Sri Ranganathaswami Temple famous for the idol of Lord Vishnu as Ranganatha reclining on the serpent Ade Shesha. After visit proceed to Bangalore. In the evening you can visit Ulsoor Lake. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Bangalore one of the most attractive cities in India with its beautiful parks avenues and impressive buildings. It is also known as the Silicon Valley of India. Visit Lal Baugh - Regarded as one of the most richly diverse Botanical Gardens in South Asia; it derives its name from the profusion of Red roses which are in bloom here, Cubbon Park - Named after Mark Cubbon, Bangalores longest-serving commissioner, this beautifully laid out park spreads over 300 acres in the heart of the city. The Bull Temple - The 4.57 m high and 6.10 meters long image is carved out of single granite rock, Tipus Palace - The summer palace of Tipu Sultan later followed by visit to Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple - the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is carved out of a monolithic stone. Iskcon Temple - located on a seven-acre hillock, known as the Hare Krishna Hill, the gorgeous deities of the lord Sri Radha Krishna and the pure spiritual atmosphere make the pilgrimage a lasting memory. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.End point As per flight schedule arrival transfer from airport to hotel. Bengaluru, India , Kempegowda International Airport, Devanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India