Best of North & South India

Destinations covered: Delhi, Amritsar, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Tanjore, Madurai, Kanchipuram, Chennai.

Key Highlights of the tour

  • Visit the gold bathed Sikh shrine in Amritsar, famous for its biggest community kitchen in the world, the Golden Temple.
  • India’s oldest and sacred city which has gained prominence due to its significance in hindu traditions of being cremated here brings liberation from the cycle of death and birth.
  • Visit to a city which is a testimony of true and ethereal love of Emperor Shah Jahan and Mumtaz, the iconic monument of India; The Taj Mahal.
  • City of Kanchipuram, renowned for its Kanjivaram Sarees made from pure mulberry silk from south India.
  • Pondicherry, the former capital of the French territories in India established in 1674.

Day 01 Arrival in Delhi and you will be met by and transferred directly to the hotel to recuperate from the long journey.
Day 02 Start our tour with exploring the Old and New Delhi, ancient and modern with its iconic monuments and colourful bazaars.
Day 03 Transfer to Amritsar by air. Upon arrival visit Golden Temple & Jalliawalan Bagh. After lunch, visit the Wagah Attari Border to witness the lowering flag ceremony.
Day 04 Transfer to Varanasi by air with connecting flights from Amritsar to Delhi and to Varanasi. On Arrival visit the narrow-winding streets of Varanasi nestled along the stretch of Ghats of Ganges and ganga aarti on ghats of Ganges.
Day 05 Morning sunrise boat ride in the river Ganges. Visit to traditional gyms known as Akkharas, Banaras Hindu University, and Vishwanatha Temple.
Day 06 Transfer to Delhi by air and the Agra by Gatimaan Express Train or by road depending on the availability. On Arrival check in to the hotel and evening visit to the iconic monument of India, Taj Mahal.
Day 07 This morning, catch a glimpse of the beautiful Taj Mahal at dawn. After breakfast visit Red Fort and Baby Taj.
Day 08 Transfer to Jaipur by surface, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri. On reaching Jaipur visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar and evening walk in the old city to explore its vibrant and colourful bazaars.
Day 09 Morning visit at Amer Fort, drive past the honeycomb structure of Hawa Mahal. Later, the day is at leisure to experience some of the unique experiences like, spending a day with elephants in their habitat, village excursions, hot balloon safari, helicopter ride and cooking demo in one house of rural village.
Day 10 Transfer to the airport to connect a flight for Chennai. On arrival, transfer directly to Mahabalipuram to visit Shore Temple, Panch Rathas, Bhagirath’s penance and some of the caves around.
Day 11 Continue our drive to Pondicherry where we will visit Aurobindo Ashram, Joseph Francois Dupleix and Goubert Salai, the boulevard along the Bay of Bengal.
Day 12 Drive to Tanjore, en-route visit Chidambaram, Gangaikondacholapuram, and Kumbakonam.
Day 13 Today, visit the city of Tanjore, also known as “rice bowl of Tamil Nadu”. Visit to Shivaganga Fort, Schwartz Church, Brihadishwara Temple and Rajaraja Museum.
Day 14 Drive to Madurai and visit its magnificent temple, Minakshi Sundareshvara Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Koodal Alagar Temple and Anglican Cathedral.
Day 15 Continuing your journey, take a flight back to Chennai. On arrival, after check in to the hotel visit Fort St George, St Mary Church, St Andrew Kirk and evening walk along a Marina.
Day 16 Drive to Kanchipuram to visit the famous Kailasanatha Temple, Vaikunt Perumal, Ekambareshvara and Kamakshi Temple. Return back to Chennai.
Day 17 Transfer to the airport to connect you to the onward destination.