Duration : 11 nights / 12 days
Cities covered :
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Sanganer, Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore,
Madras, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram., Delhi
India is a shopper's delight. View the finest silks,
fabrics, carpets, handicrafts, jewelry, marble and leather.
Buy only what your budget permits. Through this tour you
travel the length of India witnessing its great handicraft
bazaar's. This is a pure shoppers tour which connects all
the important handicrafts centers of India in a shortest
[These Special Interest Tour Programs are best
run with minimum 6 travelers to a group & more]Day 1 - DELHI
The colour and romance of India greets you as you disembark
from your jet in Delhi - India’s splendid capital. Meeting and
assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel (check in time 12
noon). Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 - DELHI
Morning combined sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. In
Old Delhi visit Red Fort see the halls of public and private
audiences, Jama Masjid the largest mosque in Asia which forms a
hub, drive past Chandni Chowk and visit Raj Ghat -the cremation
site of Mahatma Gandhi.
In New Delhi visit Qutab Minar - 234 feet high tower, nearby
stands the Iron Pillar, the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun, the
modern Hindu temple( Birla Mandir). Drive past India Gate (war
memorial), President’s House, which was once the Viceroy’s
Palace. Parliament House and Secretarial Buildings.
Afternoon visit some of our internationally acclaimed boutiques:
Ravissent Obsession etc, known for their varieties of Indian
fabrics and dresses. Also browse through main shopping markets
mainly catering to the needs of handicrafts lovers.
Day 3 - DELHI / AGRA
Depart by coach for Agra - famous for the timeless beauty of
Taj Radiant at noon and Amber at dusk. Enroute visit Akbar’s
Mausoleum at Sikandra, which is a fusion of Hindu and Muslim
architecture, like the emperor himself. characterised the era.
Continue your journey to Agra. Upon arrival check in at hotel.
Afternoon visit the world famous TAJ MAHAL, built by emperor
Shah Jehan, a greatest tribute to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal.
Mark Twain said of this monument “ You cannot keep your emotions
within bounds, when that soaring bubble of marble breaks upon
your view.” Taj Mahal is like a silent rhapsody that you will
carry in your heart. Also visit Agra Fort an impressive cluster
of palaces fortress and mosques on the banks of river Yamuna
across the Taj Mahal. Later visit the Marble and handicrafts
emporium, specialty of Agra. It is also famous for leather
products such as shoes, bags, belts etc. Visit some of the
emporiums and browse through the local bazaar. Overnight at
Day 4 - AGRA / JAIPUR
Morning depart by coach for Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur
Sikri, it is a perfect preserved city built by Emperor Akbar in
1569 as his capital. Visit the graceful buildings within the
former city like Diwane-e-aam and Dewan-e-khas (halls of public
and private audience), Jama Masjid, Panch Mahal and Tomb of
Salim Chisti. Thereafter continue your journey to Jaipur. Upon
arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing of Jaipur
visiting the Maharaja’s City Palace which now houses a museum
containing rare manuscripts, fine specimens of Rajput and Mughal
paintings and weapons, visit the observatory and drive past Hawa
Mahal the Palace of Winds and through the pink rose residential
and business areas. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5 - JAIPUR / DELHI
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. You ride up to the ramp of
this 11th century Bastion atop a gaily decorated elephant.
Thereafter, proceed for Sanganer to see how the paper is made by
hand and also see the hand block printing of fabrics.
visit an ethnic jewellery emporium for precious and semi
precious stones. Afternoon depart by coach for Delhi. Arrive and
check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 - DELHI
In the morning visit Janpath, well known shopping areas
where a wide variety of cotton both party and casual wears are
available. Later visit Tribhuvan Das Zaveri, a classy show room
for best quality of jewellery. A short distance from Janpath,
you can also visit a row of Government emporiums, where all
kinds of handicrafts typical of India’s 25 states can be seen.
Also visit the Hauz Khas Village and ethnicity is the keynote in
the decor and products. Also visit an exquisite designer leather
showroom of Rasulbhai Adamji and Co. where the names of dior and
Cartier grace the collection.
Overnight at hotel. (The shops are closed on Sundays)
Day 7 - DELHI
Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Bangalore.
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Afternoon city tour visiting Cubbon Park, which is a huge
tree-studded lawn, spread over 300 acres with a number of public
buildings gracing its boundaries. Located at one end of the park
is the magnificent Vidhan Soudha built after independence,
stands out by imposing Lal Bagh, laid some 200 years back, the
gardens are spread over 240 acres and have a 1000 varieties of
trees and plants. A Glass House built on the lines of the
crystal Palace of London, is the venue of lower shows. Visit the
Bull Temple built in Dravidian style of architecture. It is huge
Nandi Bull carved out of a single grey granite. Visit Kid’s Kemp
on M.G. Road, one of the Asia’s Largest fashion store & the main
shopping market. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8 - BANGALORE / MYSORE
Depart by coach for Mysore. Enroute visit Srirangapatnam.
Thereafter, proceed for Mysore. Arrive and check in at hotel.
Afternoon city tour visiting the Maharaja’s Palace, which is
truly regal in its dimensions and elegance. The Palace was built
in 1907. Visit the Jayachamrajendra Art Gallery, Chamundi Hill
which is 13 kms from Mysore and has a Chamundeswari Temple
onmits top. On the way to the temple there is a giant Nandi
Bull, carved out of a single black stone. Mysore is known for
Silk and Sandalwood. Visit handicraft emporium. Overnight at
Day 9 - MYSORE / MADRAS
Morning explore the city on your own.
In time transfer to the Railway station to board the train
Shatabdi Express for Madras.
Depart Mysore at 1415 hrs
Arrive Madras at 2220 hrs
Day 10 - MADRAS
Morning city tour visiting the Fort of St. George, built by
the East India Company in 1640 A.D., St. Mary’s church within
the fort is believed to be the oldest Anglican church in the
East. Visit the High court buildings put up in 1861 are of
interest for their Indo-sarcenic architecture. The Kapaleeshwara
Temple is at Mylapore, 4.8 kms from the city centre. This is an
ancient Shiva temple built in the Dravidian style. Visit the San
Thome Cathedral and Marina Beach.
Afternoon visit Moore market. Burma Bazaar., Victoria Technical
Institute and Poompuhar, the Government handicraft emporium has
articles of sandal wood, paper mache and bronze, both these are
on the mount road.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 - MADRAS
Full day excursion to Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram.
Mahabalipuram - famous for the seven pagodas. Here on the
seashore is an interesting group of Dravidian style of
architecture. The sculptors are more than 1200 years old.
There are five chariots cut tour of rock in individual pieces
and carved out intricately. See the world’s largest and
tiniest stone Bas –relief 27 meters long and 9 meters wide
depicting Arjuna’s penance. Kanchipuram known as the golden
city of a thousand temples speaks of the gorgeous Dravidian
heritage. These temples provide an opportunity to study the
temple architecture in south India. Kanchipuram is known for
silk. Visit Silk and handicraft emporium. Return to Madras.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 - DEPART MADRAS
In time transfer to airport to board flight for onward