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Golden Triangle Tour with Karnataka

Duration: (13N /14D )

Destination Covered: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Bangalore, Mysore, Nagarahole National Park-Kabini, Hassan-Belur & Halebidu, Bangalore

Day 1     Arrive Delhi

Meet on arrival at Delhi Airport and transfer to hotel. Relax and overnight.

Day 2     Delhi

Morning breakfast, proceed for full day local sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi. Old Delhi - An ancient walled city. Visit Red Fort (visit only if security permits), the most opulent fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire, Raj Ghat- the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid-the largest mosque in India and Chandini Chowk- the bustling and colourful market of the old city. New Delhi-This city was designed and built by the British in the 1920's - a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. Visit Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, India Gate and Parliament House. Return to the hotel & overnight.

Day 3     Delhi / Agra

Morning breakfast, checkout and drive to Agra. On arrival check into hotel. Later proceed to visit Taj Mahal - Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial built to his beautiful wife Mumtaz. This monument took 22 years to complete. It was designed and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa, Agra Fort - Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. Return to the hotel & Overnight. (Taj Mahal remains closed on every Friday)

Day 4     Agra / Jaipur

Morning breakfast, checkout and drive to Jaipur, enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri - The deserted, red Sandstone City, emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It is a veritable fairytale city and it's "ruins" are in pristine condition. On arrival at Jaipur check into hotel. Relax and overnight.

Day 5     Jaipur

Morning breakfast, proceed to the dramatic hilltop fortress at Amber – ascend the imposing fort on a painted elephant visit. Later visit Hawa Mahal - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. It is a five-storeyed structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trellis work and elaborate balconies, Jantar Mantar Observatory - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country, Jaigarh Fort – which was mainly utilized as the defence system against the invaders. Return to the hotel & Overnight.

Day 6     Jaipur

Morning breakfast, free for shopping or optional tour. Evening free. Overnight.

Day 7     Jaipur / Bangalore: (By Flight)

Morning breakfast, checkout and drive to Jaipur Airport to board the flight to Bangalore. Meet on arrival and transfer to hotel. Depending upon arrival proceed for half day sightseeing, visit ISKCON temple - the Krishna Temple is a blend of modern technology and spiritual harmony, Lalbagh - 240 acres of beautifully sculpted gardens, flowers abound, rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants, Vidhana Soudha - this massive building houses the State Legislature and the Secretariat. Return to hotel and overnight.

Day 8     Bangalore / Mysore

Morning breakfast, checkout and drive to Mysore, enroute visit Srirangapatna. On arrival, check in to a hotel. After lunch relax and later on in the evening visit Chamundi Hill - perched atop a hill-The 4.8m tall monoliths of Nandi and the gigantic Mahishasura statue are added attractions. Return to hotel and overnight.

Day 9      Mysore

Morning breakfast and proceed for full day sight seeing, visit Maharaja Palace - the palace is a splendid structure in the Indo-Saracenic style, among its many attractions are a magnificent gold throne, Art Gallery - in the Jaganmohan Palace houses an excellent collection of ceramics, sandalwood, ivory, stone, antique furniture and ancient musical instruments, St. Philomena's Church - this imposing Gothic structure with beautiful stained glass windows and lofty towers is a must see. Later in the evening visit Brindavan Garden - after sunset, musical fountains and colored lights transform this place into a magical fairyland. Return to hotel and overnight.

Day 10      Mysore/ Nagarahole National Park – Kabini

Morning breakfast, check out and drive to Kabini - Nestled in the southern fringes of the Nagarahole National Park, it is a perfect getaway for nature lovers. The breathtaking locale with the tranquil backwaters of the river Kabini presents an ideal setting for a long-awaited vacation. Check in on arrival and proceed for buffet lunch. Wildlife safari in the evening. Wildlife Film followed by camp fire (seasonal) and buffet dinner. Overnight.

Day 11      Nagarahole National Park – Kabini

Morning wake up at 05:45hrs to get ready for Bird watching, Boat ride and Wildlife safari. Return to lodge at around 09:00hrs for breakfast. Relax or take a walk around the backwater area. Lunch & in the evening Safari, Dinner and overnight.

Day 12      Nagarahole National Park –Kabini / Hassan

Morning Jeep safari or boating, breakfast, check out and driveto Hassan, on arrival check into a hotel. After lunch visit Belur - The most photographed and perhaps the best and is a must on every tourist's temple itinerary, Halebid - the temple, perched on a star-shaped base amidst lawns, is a sculptural extravaganza. Return to hotel and overnight.

Day 13      Hassan / Bangalore

Morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Bangalore, enroute visit Shravanabelagola - the monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara, a Jain saint and an object of worship for centuries, standing atop one of the hills. On arrival check into hotel. Overnight.

Day 14      Bangalore

Morning after breakfast check out and drive to Bangalore Airport to board your flight. Tour Ends.

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