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Emperor and Empires Tours of North and South India

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Duration

13 Nights / 14Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English

Overview

Emperor and Empires Tours of North and South India will begin in Delhi and include Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Abhaneri, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Bidar, Gulbarga, Bijapur, Badami, Gadag, Lakkundi & Hampi in its itinerary. All these destinations were the seats of emperors in the bygone era and their empire was flourishing in their time. The monuments built by them exist, few in excellent condition and few in a ruined state. You will get a slice of British, Mughal, Rajput, Nizams, Bahmani, Chalukyas and Vijayanagara Empire.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 43%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 44%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 54%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 52%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 57%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 56%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 60%

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport assistance & transfer to hotel (hotel check in/ out time 12pm). Rest time free for personal activities. O/n at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk & Khari Baoli Spice Market on cycle Rickshaw, Raj Gath, Humayun Tomb, Qutab Minar & Lotus Temple. Also drive pass President House, Parliament & India Gate. O/n at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra (204kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Agra check in at hotel. Later visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb. O/n at hotel.
Day 4: Agra - Jaipur (245kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Jaipur via visiting Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri stepwell. Arrive Jaipur check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Sisodia Rani Garden, City Palace, Observatory, Hawa Mahal & Birla temple. Further explore local market of Pink City. O/n at hotel.
Day 6: Jaipur - Hyderabad (flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to board flight for Hyderabad. On arrival transfer to hotel. Day free & easy for visiting the local market and individual activities with your driver.
O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.
Day 7: Hyderabad
Breakfast at hotel. Explore 400 year-old metropolitan city teeming with bustling-bazaars & Muslim monuments. Visit Golconda Fort Complex, Qutubshahi Tombs, Charminar, Mecca Mosque, Salarjung Museum & Chowmohalla Palace. O/n at hotel.
Day 8: Hyderabad - Gulbarga (260kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Gulbarga via visiting Bidar Fort, Mahmud Gawan Madarsa & Bahmani Tombs. Arrive Gulbarga check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 9: Gulbarga - Bijapur (170kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Gulburga fort & Jama Masjid. Later drive to Bijapur, check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 10: Bijapur - Badami (120kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Bijapur Fort including Asar Mahal, Bara Kaman, Gol Gumbaz, Jama Masjid, Malik-e-Maidan Canon, Mehtar Mahal & The Ibrahims Rouza. Later drive to Badami check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 11: Badami
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to visit Aihole a historical site & home to over 125 beautiful Chalukyan temples and monuments from 6th to 12th century. And Pattadakal a treasure trove of Hindu and Jain temples complex built-in 7th and 8th century CE. Return to Badami visit cave temples, Badami Fort and Agastya Lake. O/n at hotel.
Day 12: Badami - Hampi (180kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Hampi via visiting few active & ruined temples in Gadag & Lakkundi. Arrive Hampi check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 12: Badami - Hampi (180kms)
Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Hampi an UNESCO world Heritage sites dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire on the bank of the River Tungabhadra. Visit Hazara Rama Temple, Kings Balance, Mahanavami Dibba, Royal enclosures, Statue of Ugra Narasimha Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Vithala And Lotus Mahal, Vithala Temple Complex and ASI Museum. O/n at hotel.
Day 14: Hampi - Hubli Airport (140kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drop off to Hubli airport to board flight for onward destination.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 13 Nights' accommodation in 5-Star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Jaipur - Hyderabad & Hubli - Delhi/Mumbai flight fare approx INR 12,500 per person in economy class.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location

FAQs

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
5-Star Hotels Used or Similar
Delhi - Le Meridien/ The Grand New Delhi
Agra - Courtyard by Marriott/ Trident Hotel
Jaipur - ITC Rajputana/ Trident Hotel
Hyderabad - ITC Kakatiya, a Luxury Collection/ Trident Hotel
Gulbarga - Hotel Heritage Inn
Bijapur - Sun Hotel/ Hotel Mayura Adilshahi
Badami - Badami Court/ Krishna Heritage
Hampi - Hyatt Place/ Hampi Boulders

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