Architectural Photography Tours
Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations: Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – Udaipur – Mumbai – Cochin – Idukki – Madurai – Chennai
Learn architectural techniques used in the ancient indian temples, forts & palaces. New & old Indian Architectures – discover how the skyline of india looks like.
Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
Arrive Delhi, with accommodation held from 12 noon. After clearing Immigrations/Customs formalities and luggage collection, please proceed to the exit where you will be met by the Travel Passion Inc. representative & transferred to your hotel
Day 02: DELHI
Morning at leisure. Afternoon tour of New Delhi, viewing Lutyens architectural panorama before visiting Qutb Minar and Humayun’s Tomb.
Day 03: DELHI/ AGRA
This morning, drive four hours south to Agra. Afternoon tour of the Taj Mahal (closed Fridays) and Agra Fort.
Day 04 : AGRA / FATEHPUR SIKRI / JAIPUR
Optional tour of the Taj Mahal (closed Fridays) at sunrise. An hour away of the road to Jaipur, visit the deserted medieval city of Fatehpur Sikri and then on to jaipur, four hours away.
Day 05: Jaipur
Full day tour visiting Amber Fort, Museum of Hand Printing (closed Mondays/holidays), City Palace and Jantar Mantar observatory, before an early evening walk through Johari Bazaar
Day 06: JAIPUR / UDAIPUR
Early morning flight to Udaipur. At leisure till late afternoon motorboat cruise on Lake Pichola, followed by a walk through the old city.
Day 07: UDAIPUR
Morning tour of the City Palace, the Durbar Hall and Crystal Gallery at Fateh Prakash Palace, and the Maharana’s collection of vintage cars. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 8: UDAIPUR / MUMBAI
Early morning flight to Mumbai. Afternoon tour of the fort area, Prince of Wales Museum (closed Mondays/holidays), Marine Drive and Chowpatty, Dhobi Ghat, Malabar Hill and Mani Bhawan.
Day 09 : MUMBAI
Morning excursion by motorlaunch to the Elephanta Caves (closed Mondays), an hour’s journey each way. Afternoon at leisure
Day 10 : MUMBAI / COCHIN
Morning flight to Cochin. Late afternoon harbour cruise, before attending a Kathakali or Kalaripayattu performance.
Day 11: COCHIN
Morning tour of Fort Cochin visiting St Francis Church and Tomb of Vasco da Gama, Dutch Palace Museum (closed Fridays/holidays), Bishop’s House (closed Thursdays/holidays), Pardesi Synagogue (closed Fridays/Saturdays).
DAY 12: COCHIN / IDUKKI
A day’s drive into the highlands of the Western Ghats, pausing enroute for a rice boat cruise through the backwaters.
DAY 13: IDUKKI
Local tours include a spice plantation walk, and visits to an organic tea plantation and an ayurveda medicine making facility
Day 14: IDUKKI / MADURAI
A five hour drive east to Madurai. Afternoon tour of the iconic Meenakshi temple and the markets around it.
Day 15: MADURAI / CHENNAI
Morning flight to Chennai. Afternoon tour of India’s fourth largest city visiting Fort St George, St Andrew’s Kirk, Cathedral of San Thome, Government Museum & Art gallery (closed Fridays/holidays) and the precinct of Mylapore.
Day 16: CHENNAI
About an hour south of Chennai, visit the UNESCO World Site of Mahabalipuram. Lunch at Fisherman’s Cove before a tour of Dakshinachitra (closed Tuesdays), a cultural and architectural exposition on southern India.
Day 14: DEPART CHENNAI
Depart Chennai for onward destination
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