Destinations Covered :
Delhi » Jaipur » Agra » Bangalore » Puttaparthi » Mysore » Mumbai
Duration : 13 Nights/14 days
Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
On arrival at the Delhi International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representatives and taken to your hotel, where you can spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 02: Delhi
Delhi is one of the most historic cities in India. at various times in history, it has been ruled by the Pandavas of the famed Mahabharata, the Mughals of the middle ages, and the British of the colonial period. Visit the magnificent Red Fort, the Diwan- e-Aam that once housed the Peacock Throne of the Mughals, and the splendid Pearl Mosque. The Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk in the Old Delhi area and the Qutub Minar in South Delhi are also on the itinerary.
Day 03: Delhi/Jaipur
After breakfast, leave for Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The land of the Rajputs will mesmerize you with its romantic allure. Once known as Marwar, Rajasthan's rugged desert terrain gave rise to the brave and fiercely independent Rajput warriors. The women too were famed for their beauty and courage. The culture of the Rajasthanis is exuberant, as if to offset the dreariness of the Thar Desert all around. So watch the women dressed in colorful lehengas with mirror work, and the men in the traditional turbans, and feel the grandeur of the many princely states this state once gave rise to.
Day 04: Jaipur
The breakfast at Jaipur will constitute traditional Rajasthani cuisine. After the meal, your sightseeing tour of Amber starts. The Amber palace is located inside a fortress on a hillock. In the afternoon, you will have a leisurely lunch. After lunch, the city of Jaipur waits for you, as you will visit the "Pink City" built by Maharaja Sawai Singh II. Your tour includes a visit to the City Place, which occupies almost 1/7th of Jaipur. The Mubarak Hall, Chandra Mahal and the Pothikhana museum collection will take your breath away. The Jantar Mantar is another one of Jaipur's landmarks, as it was built by the astronomy-loving Maharaja for making accurate observation of planetary positions.
Day 05: Jaipur- Agra
Visit the city of Fatehpur sikri. This city is a center of pilgrimage for many devout Muslims, owing to its 15th century mosques built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Visit Akbar's Palace that is famous for the huge chessboards where live humans used to act as pawns.
Day 06: Fatehpur Sikri- Agra
Agra- the site of the Taj Mahal- has a lot more to offer than just the famed "Monument of Love". The Agra Fort is worth a visit. Also stroll through the narrow bylanes with shops selling hand crafted jewelry, wall hangings, rugs and gift items. The Taj Mahal stands majestically by the side of the quietly flowing Yamuna. This marble mausoleum was built by Shah Jehan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. For 400 years, this white monument has fascinated poets and lovers, and the moonlight reflecting off its gleaming marble domes has been the subject of countless songs and poems.
Day 07: Agra- Delhi-Bangalore
In the morning, you will be driven to Delhi. On the way, there is a brief stopover at Sikandra, the site of 4 minarets with a fascinating geometrical arrangement. At Delhi, you will be put on a domestic flight for Bangalore, the "Garden city". On arrival at Bangalore, you will be booked into a hotel for the night.
Day 08: Bangalore- Puttaparthi
The morning will be spent touring Bangalore, the "IT City" of the new, resurgent India. 3,000 feet above sea level, Bangalore has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The Lal Bagh botanical gardens is a popular tourist destination owing to its centuries old trees, fountains, wrought iron fence that once won an award at the Vienna Crystal Exhibition in the late 19th century, and a nursery with the best hothouse plants from all over the country. In the afternoon, leave for Puttaparthi, where you will be booked into a hotel for the night.
Day 09: Puttaparthi
The next two days are dedicated to exploring this holy city. the Prasanthi Nilayam at Puttaparthi in southern Andhra Pradesh is a pilgrimage center for the many devotes of the Sai Baba. Visitors can see the Sai Baba in the morning hours and join his prayer service later. A prayer service is also held in the evenings, where devotional hymns are sung. The school, university, planetarium and sports grounds built by the Ashram are located near the premises. Lose yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of the Puttaparthi Ashram.
Day 10: Puttaparthi
On your second day at Puttaparthi, you are free to stroll around the city and spend time at your leisure.
Day 11: Puttaparthi-Mysore
In the morning, you will be driven to Mysore, the city that has been ruled at various times by the Cholas, the many regional chieftains and the great Tipu Sultan. En route, you will see the 1000-year-old Srirangapatanam Temple. At Mysore, you will visit the palace of Tipu Sultan.
Day 12: Mysore
After breakfast, you will be taken around on a tour of this South Indian city, famed for its silk brocade saris, sandalwood and ivory. The Royal palace is magnificently embellished, and the Zoological Garden and Arts and Crafts Center is also worth a visit. The Chamundi temple lies on the hilltop. Also on the itinerary is a visit to the Brindavan Gardens, famed for its illuminated fountains.
Day 13: Mysore-Bangalore-Mumbai
You will be driven to Bangalore after lunch. From Bangalore Airport, you will be put on board a flight to Mumbai. The night will be spent at a hotel in Mumbai.
Day 14: Mumbai- departure
Visit the Mumbai Harbor in the morning, followed by a tour of the famed Elephanta Caves. The colossal 18 feet statue of the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva is a sight that awes the visitor. The afternoon is reserved for a visit to the Malabar Hill, Kamala Nehru Park, Chowpatty Beach and the Prince of Wales Museum. Also visit the landmark gateway of India and the Crawford Market, where a little skillful bargaining will enable you to pick up goods at low prices.