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North & South India with Deccan Tour

Duration: 27 Nights / 28 Days

Destination Covered: Delhi – Varanasi – Agra – Jaipur – Mumbai – Goa – Badami – Hospet – Hassan – Mysore – Ooty – Cochin – Munnar – Periyar – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Kovalam – Trivandrum

Price: On Request

Overview

North & South India with Deccan Tour is a tour planned to let you explore the vast Deccan Plateau, a core area of central India.

The tour starts from the national capital, Delhi further descending to Varanasi, Agra and Japiur. On this tour you will also explore popular places like Goa, Karnataka and Mumbai. 

Continue to the beautiful early Hoysala temples at Belur and Halebid prior to exploring Karnataka's second largest city - Mysore where there is a treasure trove of monuments.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.

Trip Highlights
  • Visit the major tourist attractions of Delhi including Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb, Parliament House and the Laxmi Narayan temple.
  • Guided tour to the major tourist attractions of Sarnath covering  Sarnath Archaeological museum, Ashoka Pillar, Chaukhandi Stupa and the Thai temple
  • Full day excursion tothe major tourist attractions of Varanasi including the Bharat Mata temple,  Durga temple and the Banaras Hindu University
  • Sightseeing tour to the major tourist attractions of Agra including Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb, Agra Fort, Chini Ka Rauza, Mehtab Bagh, Guru Ka Tal and Jama Masjid
  • Explore the Taj Mahal
  • Excursion to the major tourist attractions of Fatehpur Sikri including Buland Darwaza, Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti, Birbal Bhawan and the Panch Mahal
  • Visit the major tourist hotspots of Jaipur including City Palace, Royal Observatory, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort and the Nahargarh Fort
  • Guided tour to the major tourist attractions of Mumbai covering Prince of Wales Museum, Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens, Dhobi ghat, Haji Ali Dargah and the Aksa beach.
  • Explore the Elephant caves
  • Full day trip to the major tourist attractions of Goa including Ancestral Goa museum, Chapora Fort, Fort Aguada, Church of St Francis of Assisi, Basilica de Bom Jesus and the Shri Mangueshi temple
  • Enjoy adventure sports at Dona Paula beach
  • Explorative tour to the major tourist attractions of Badami including Badami Fort, Open Air Museum and the Cave temples.
  • Visit the major tourist attractions of Hospet covering Royal Place, Lotus Mahal, Vittala Temple and the Archaeological Museum
  • Explore the Chennakesava temple and the Halebidu Hoysalaeswara temple, in Hassan
  • Sightseeing tour to the major attractions of Mysore including the Golden Royal Elephant, Mysore Palace, Chamundeshwari temple, Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo and the Durbar hall
  • Guided tour to the major tourist attractions of Ooty including Botanical Garden, Doddabetta Peak, Pykara Boat House, Rose Garden, Ooty Lake.
  • Half day tour to the major tourist attractions of Cochin including the Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church and Jewish Synagogue.
  • Sightseeing tour to the major tourist attractions of Munnar including Atukkad Waterfalls, Chithirapuram, Blossom Park and Pothamedu View Point.
  • Excursion to Eravikulam national park
  • Explore the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Enjoy bird watching at the Kumarakom bird sanctuary
  • Guided tour to the major tourist attractions of Kovalam include Lighthouse, Bhagavathi temple, Vellayani Lake, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Kovalam Palace and the Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave.
Itinerary Details
Day 1: Delhi

After reaching Delhi airport, meet our representative who'll guide you to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Delhi

Next morning after breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Delhi. The major tourist attractions of Delhi include Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Raj Ghat, Humayun's Tomb, Parliament House and the Laxmi Narayan temple. In the evening revisit Red Fort for an impressive light and sound show. After the show return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Delhi – Varanasi

Early morning after breakfast, transfer to Delhi airport to board a flight to Varanasi. On reaching Varanasi airport, meet our representative who'll escort you to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel to relax in the cozy comfort of its room. After straightening your backs for a while move out for an excursion to Sarnath the buried Buddhist city. Visit the three Tibetan temples and a Japanese temple. The other major tourist attractions of Sarnath are Sarnath Archaeological museum, Ashoka Pillar, Chaukhandi Stupa and the Thai temple. Later resume drive to Varanasi. On reaching Varanasi, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Varanasi – Agra

Early Morning boat cruises on the holy river Ganges to see the bathing ghats. Return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast embark on a city tour of Varanasi. The major tourist attractions of Varanasi include the Bharat Mata temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga temple, Banaras Hindu University which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb. The afternoon is free for own activities. In the evening after an early dinner, transfer to Varanasi railway station to board an overnight train to Agra.

Day 5: Agra

After arrival at the Agra railway station, meet our representative who'll guide you to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel. After resting for a while in the hotel room, proceed to a sightseeing tour of Agra. The major tourist attractions of Agra include Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb, Agra Fort, Chini Ka Rauza, Mehtab Bagh, Guru Ka Tal and Jama Masjid. Later in the day visit the Taj Mahal, the seventh wonder of the world for its magnificent architecture and alluring design. This majestic monument was commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife Mumtaz Mahal. After the visit return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6: Agra – Jaipur

Post breakfast, transfer to Jaipur. Stop midway to visit Fatehpur Sikri dotted with the architectural wonders from the Mughal times. The major tourist attractions of Fatehpur Sikri include Buland Darwaza, Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti, Birbal Bhawan and the Panch Mahal. After the visit continue drive to Jaipur. Upon reaching Jaipur, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax for the remaining day in the cozy comfort of your hotel room. In the evening enjoy a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7: Jaipur

Next morning ride up to the Amer Fort situated on a hilltop enjoying a joy ride on a caparisoned and painted elephant. After visiting the Amer Fort, embark on a sightseeing tour of Jaipur. The major tourist hotspots of Jaipur include City Palace, Royal Observatory, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort and the Nahargarh Fort. In the evening return to the hotel to enjoy a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8: Jaipur – Mumbai

After breakfast in the morning, transfer to Jaipur airport to board a flight to Mumbai. As you reach Mumbai, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. After taking some rest, proceed on a guided tour of Mumbai. The major tourist attractions of Mumbai include Prince of Wales Museum, Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens, Dhobi ghat, Haji Ali Dargah and the Aksa beach. In the evening take a leisurely walk to explore the fun filled and lively surroundings of Girgaum Chowpatty beach. After the visit return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9 : Mumbai – Goa By Air

Today enjoy an excursion to Elephanta caves. These caves are located on an island situated about 9 Kms from the Gateway of India. Reach the island by ferry. These caves consist of temples carved from rock which date back to the 7th century. Visit the Mahesh Murti cave dedicated to Lord Shiva, where he is depicted as the creator,protector and destroyer. After the visit, drive to Mumbai airport to board a flight to Goa. On reaching Goa, get accommodated at one of our enlisted hotels for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 10: Goa

In the morning after breakfast, proceed to visit the major tourist attractions of Goa. The major tourist attractions of Goa scheduled for the day include Ancestral Goa museum, Chapora Fort, Fort Aguada, Church of St Francis of Assisi, Basilica de Bom Jesus and the Shri Mangueshi temple. In the evening visit the Anjuna Beach to indulge in adventure sports activities like parasailing, windsurfing and yachting. Stay the night at the hotel.

Day 11: Goa

Today the day is reserved for beach excursion. Enjoy an excursion to Dona Paula beach. On this beach relax and indulge sunbathes. Enjoy stunning water views from all the sides. You may also enjoy para-sailing, toboggan ski biscuit, yachting, sport fishing, swimming, snorkeling and harpoon fishing at this beach. Later visit the Calangute beach often called the "Queen of Beaches" as it is the most beautiful beach of Goa. Also visit the Baga beach that is famous for fishing. Retire for the night at the hotel.

Day 12: Goa – Badami

Post breakfast, drive to Badami. The city houses a large number of cave temples, entryways, fortresses and carvings. Badami is famous for its four cave temples. As you reach Badami, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. After resting and relaxing for a while, embark on a sightseeing tour of Badami. The major tourist attractions scheduled for the day include Badami Fort, Open Air Museum and the Cave temples. The Badami cave temples are a complex of temples, considered to be the finest example of Indian rock-cut architecture, especially Badami Chalukya Architecture. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13: Badami – Hospet

Morning after breakfast, drive to Hospet via Aihole and Pattadakal. Hospet makes for an appropriate base camp as it offers a range of hotel options. After accommodating at one of our listed hotels, proceed to visit the popular Tungabhadra Dam. Later in the day visit the major tourist attractions of Hospet covering Royal Place, Lotus Mahal, Vittala Temple and the Archaeological Museum. In the evening you may visit Anantashayana Temple, located at the eastern fringe of Hospet.

Day 14: Hospet

After breakfast in the morning, head to a tour to Hampi, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon reaching Hampi, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while, set out to explore Hampi, dotted with large number of monuments featuring beautiful temples, remains of aquatic structures, royal platforms, treasury buildings, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions etc. It continues to be an important religious center, housing the Virupaksha temple, as well as several other monuments belonging to the old city. Return to the evening in the hotel for a sumptuous dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.

Day 15: Hospet – Hassan

Post breakfast, drive straight to Hassan. On arrival, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Hassan has many famous tourist attractions. In the afternoon visit the famous Chennakesava temple and the Halebidu Hoysalaeswara temple. The rest of the day is to spend at leisure. Retire for the night at the hotel.

Day 16: Hassan – Mysore

Next morning, move out for a sightseeing tour to Belur and Halebid. Later in the day leave for Mysore. On the way to Mysore enjoy the rich scenic beauty and the breathtaking lush green surroundings for their calming effect. After reaching Mysore, check-in at one of our enlisted hotels in Mysore. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 17: Mysore

In the morning leave your beds early and after taking a quick breakfast, head to a city tour of Mysore. The major attractions of Mysore scheduled for the day include the Golden Royal Elephant, Mysore Palace, Chamundeshwari temple, Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo and the Durbar hall. Also visit the St. Philomenas Church, built in the Gothic style, one of the largest churches of the country. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 18: Mysore – Ooty

After breakfast drive to Ooty. On reaching Ooty, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. The major tourist attractions of Ooty include Botanical Garden, Doddabetta Peak, Pykara Boat House, Rose Garden, Ooty Lake. Later in the day visit the Tea estates in and around Ooty to learn how tea leaves are plucked. Also visit the tea factory to understand the process of processing tea leaves into tea dust. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 19: Ooty – Cochin

After breakfast drive to Ooty. On reaching Ooty, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. The major tourist attractions of Ooty include Botanical Garden, Doddabetta Peak, Pykara Boat House, Rose Garden, Ooty Lake. Later in the day visit the Tea estates in and around Ooty to learn how tea leaves are plucked. Also visit the tea factory to understand the process of processing tea leaves into tea dust. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 20: Cochin

In the morning after breakfast, take a leisurely walk to the Fish and Spice market of Cochin. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel..

Day 21: Cochin – Munnar

After enjoying a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, drive towards Munnar. On reaching Munnar, check-in at one our listed hotels. Relax for a while in the cozy comfort of your room. Munnar is an idyllic tourist destination offering an unending expanse of tea plantation. The presence of lush green surroundings, lakes, reservoirs and forests are there to enthrall you. In the evening explore the Rajamala Hills for activities like trekking and paragliding. In the evening return to the hotel for a sumptuous dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 22: Munnar

Early morning after breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Munnar. The major tourist attractions of Munnar include Atukkad Waterfalls, Chithirapuram, Blossom Park and Pothamedu View Point. Also enjoy an excursion to Eravikulam national park, where one can find the endangered species of Nilgiri Tahr. In the evening return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 23: Munnar – Periyar

After breakfast you will drive to Periyar. Arrive and check in into one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while, proceed to visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. This wildlife sanctuary is spread across 777 sq. km, of which 360 sq. km is thick evergreen forest. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Enjoy jeep safari at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary to explore the rich flora and fauna of the park. In the evening enjoy boat ride at Lake Periyar. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 24: Periyar – Kumarakom

In the morning after breakfast, head straight to Kumarakom. The place proves to be the paradise for bird watchers. On reaching Kumarakom, visit the Kumarakom bird sanctuary. After bird watching head to one of our enlisted hotels for check-in and breakfast. After resting for a while at your hotel room, visit the Bay Island Driftwood Museum. Kumarakom village is situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake, which can be visited in the evening for sightseeing. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 25: Kumarakom – Alleppey

After breakfast drive to Alleppey embarking on a houseboat. Cruise in the backwaters traversing the narrow canals, viewing the village life of Kerala. Retire for the night in the floating villa.

Day 26: Alleppey – Kovalam

Morning depart by surface to Kovalam. Kovalam is famous for its beautiful beaches. Kovalam is extremely popular among westerners due to shallow waters and low tidal waves. On reaching Kovalam, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while at the hotel room, proceed to visit the three mesmerizing beaches including the Lighthouse beach, Hawah Beach and the Samudra Beach. After exploring the rich surroundings of these beaches return to the hotel for a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay.

Day 27: Kovalam

Next day in the morning embark on a sightseeing tour of Kovalam. The major tourist attractions of Kovalam include Lighthouse, Bhagavathi temple, Vellayani Lake, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Kovalam Palace and the Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave. In the evening return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 28: Kovalam – Trivandrum

In the morning after breakfast, transfer to Trivandrum airport to board a flight for onward journey.




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