• North & South India Tour

    North & South India Tour

    Duration: 15 Nights / 16 Days

    North & South India Tour

Overview

North and South India Tour is a bonanza, an ultimate delight for those who want to explore the mystique of India in one single go. Beginning from Delhi - the city of old and new, the tour enters into a mesmerising experience, where love conquers every soul through the tomb- the Taj Mahal in Agra. The tour then moves west towards Jaipur, the capital of royal Rajasthan where one gets plentiful glimpses of numerous forts, monuments and Indian luxuries. Mumbai, the next halt, on the contrary is the bustling metropolis. Through the city of dreams, one enters Aurangabad, the base city to explore Ajanta and Ellora caves representing the fusion of Indian religions Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism in one heritage complex. The tour then furthers towards south in Bangalore - the Silicon Valley and takes a turn towards mystic Mysore where luxury fuses with impeccable architecture. North and South India tour marks an end in Chennai’s Mahabalipuram, famed for its rock cut temples and impeccable Pallava empire heritage.

Trip Facts

  • Destnation: India
  • Activities: Tours
  • Duration: 14 - 21 Days
  • Group Size: 02+ Pax

Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival in New Delhi you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Delhi is the capital of India. Her history goes back 3000 years. Various rulers built eight successive cities in and around present day Delhi. Few capitals in the world have as many monuments of which Delhi is justly proud. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 Delhi

Morning tour of New Delhi. Designed in 1911 by the British, New Delhi is one of the greenest capitals in the world. Your tour includes a visit to the impressive Qutab Minar, a 234 foot sandstone tower and Humayun's Tomb, a predecessor to the famous Taj Mahal. Later drive past the government buildings and presidential palace along the broad and majestic Rajpath, Diplomatic Enclave etc. Afternoon tour of Old Delhi. See the Red Fort, a symbol of Mughal power. Drive past Chandni Chowk (old shopping street) and the Jama Mosque area. On return, visit Rajghat, a memorial to the great Mahatma Gandhi. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 Delhi / Agra

Early Morning transfer to the rail station for a two hour train ride to Agra. The earliest reference to is in the epic "The Mahabharat". Alexander the Great geographer also called it . It was however in the medieval period that earned prominence as a capital city under the Mughals. Its many wonderful monuments and the Taj Mahal, the greatest of them all, have given it a unique position as a major tourist centre.

Taj Mahal, simply, is beauty - not just in design and technique, but in desire and intent. It was built as a

monument to love, a manifestation of life's most powerful emotion. When his wife died unexpectedly,

Emperor Shahjahan vowed to honour her with a memorial of unmatched beauty. He commissioned the world's best craftsmen and 20,000 workers to build this beautiful structure. The result stands before you today - a delicately carved, white marble jewel, which seems to float on a sea of red limestone. Visit the Taj Mahal and the Fort in the Morning. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 Agra / Jaipur

You drive to Jaipur today via Fatehpur Sikri, the once fabled Mughal capital which now lies quietly but wonderfully preserved. We continue to Jaipur - the rose pink capital of Rajasthan. Surrounded on all sides by rugged hills, crowned with forts, Jaipur is aptly called the "Pink City" of India. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure.

Day 05 Jaipur

Morning, travel just north of Jaipur to visit Amber and it's famous palace. Riding on elegantly caparisoned elephants,you approach the palace in the traditional way. The high gateway allows you to enter on these broad-backed animals. Inside you will find lavish courtyards, beautifully decorated halls and the Chamber of Mirrors.

Afternoon visit Jantar Mantar, an observatory which is equipped with instruments of astonishing size and precision, including a 90 foot high sun dial which is remarkably accurate. You will also see the ornate and elaborate Palace of Winds, the Hawa Mahal - a famous landmark of Jaipur and the City Palace Museum. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 Jaipur/ Mumbai

Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Mumbai (Bombay). Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel. A beautiful harbour studded with hilly islands and a palm-fringed shore rising gradually to the peaks of mountain ranges form a fine waterfront for Mumbai, "the Gateway of India". Besides being the major port of India, Mumbai is also a great industrial centre. A cosmopolitan city, it owes it's prosperity to the industry and enterprise of it's population of about eight million. It is the commercial capital of India. Afternoon at leisure for you to explore Bombay's many museums, markets, cinema and theatre. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07 Mumbai

Morning tour of Mumbai city. Visit the Gateway of India, a 262 feet highway overlooking the sea, built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. We will drive past the Victorian Railway Station to the Flora Fountain. Known by the natives as Hutatma Chowk, this spot is the centre of Mumbai's life. We will also visit the Hanging Gardens, Prince of Wales Museum, the Gandhi Museum and the Dhobi Ghats - the public laundry. Afternoon again at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 Mumbai / Aurangabad

transferred airport/ hotel. Aurangabad, once a Mughal capital , is now a thriving industrial metropolis and an important base for visiting the Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Northern Maharashtra's largest city, Aurangabad is located almost 410 kms northeast of Mumbai and is situated on the northern part of the elevated Deccan Plateau in the region known as Marathwada. It stands along the River Kham and is a pleasant spacious town.

In the afternoon, take a short drive to Ellora to visit the temples. Stonecutters removed an estimated 200,000 tonnes of rock to build the 34 caves. With statues, columns and decorative facades, these temples are a wonder of ancient statues sightseeing of the city art. Over 2000 years old, they have been compared to the (-W1tour will include visits to S10 pyramids for their amazing construction. The highlight of the Thomas's Cathedral which 34 caves is the mighty Kailasa Temple, the zenith of Hindu houses the grave of S10 Thomas rock-cut temple architecture, with enclosures, galleries, a the Apostle, the Bronze bridge, two large stone elephants. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09 Ajanta

This Morning will visit Ajanta. Buddhist monks spent architecture of South India. centuries carving 29 caves into a horseshoe-shaped cliff on Waghora River. Completed around the 7th century A.D., the hotel. masterpieces were lost for a century until a British-hunting party stumbled upon them in 1819. These dramatically cut caves contain some of India's most magnificent paintings. Their murals exquisitely depict scenes from Buddhist legends and reveal telling details of the culture at the time they were painted. Five of the caves were temples and 24 were monasteries, thought to have been occupied by some 200 monks and artisans. Return to Aurangabad late afternoon for balance of the day at leisure.
Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 10 Aurangabad/ Mumbai / Bangalore

Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Bangalore via Mumbai. Upon arrival, assistance and transfer airport/hotel. Though a modern bustling city and an important industrial centre, with a lot of scientific and research activity, Bangalore still remains one of India's most pleasant cities and very lately it's being known as the "Silicon Valley" of India. At a height of 3250 ft, it boasts of a salubrious climate with innumerable parks, gardens, lakes and tree-lined avenues. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 11 Bangalore / Mysore

You will drive this Morning to Mysore,visiting enroute to the Somnath Temple. Mysore has a long history of eminent dynasties that ruled from here and created a city, that even today, is one of the finest in southern India with tree-lined boulevards, beautiful gardens and stately palaces. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 12 Mysore

Morning tour of Mysore city. As the principal residence of a former royal family - Mysore offers palaces with a profusion of exquisite domes, arches and turrets. On Chamundi hill find the summer palaces and the 2000 year old temple of Chamundeswari, dedicated to the deity of the Mysore royal family. Nearby find the 16 foot high monolithic sculpture of the Nandi bull adorned with garlands and bells. It was carved out of a single stone. Afternoon, excursion to the summer palace of Karnataka's ruler, Tipu Sultan at Srirangapatnam and also visit the Brindavan Gardens formed by damming the River Kauvery. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 Mysore/ Bangalore / Chennai

You will drive back to the Bangalore airport this Morning In time for your connecting flight to Chennai (Madras). The gateway to the sunny south and the capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is also the seat of an ancient civilization, rich with a heritage of fine arts, sculpture and architecture. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14 Chennai

Full day sightseeing of the city your tour will include visit to ST. Thomas's Cathedral which houses the grave of St. Thomas the Apostle, the Bronze Mudeum the Mylapore Temple and Dakshinchitra, which shoe cades the traditional art and architecture of South India. Afternoon is at leisure.Overnight at the hotel.

Day 15 Excursion Mahabalipuram Kanchipuram

You drive today to Mahabalipuram - the "city of the seven pagodas", which was once the main harbour and naval base Embellishments at a of the great Pallava Empire. Visit to temple in South India Sightseeing of the city will include the breathtaking display of the pagodas or rathas, small sized shrines that have all been chiseled out of boulders in the form of temple chariots dedicated to the Pandava princes. But the masterpiece at Mahabalipuram is the "Penance of Bhagirath", the world's largest bas-relief in stone.

In the afternoon will drive to the spectacular temple city of Kanchipuram which has successively been the capital of the major kingdoms of the south. Kanchi is also very famous for it's hand woven silk fabrics. You will visit the Kailasanatha Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built in the 7th century during the Pallava dynasty, it reflects the simplicity and freshness of early Dravidian architecture. Also visit the Sri Ekambaranathar Temple dedicated to Shiva and one of the largest temples in Kanchipuram, covering 9 hectares with a 59 metre high gopuram. Return to Mahabalipuram. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 16 Depart Chennai

Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Includes

  • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus as per the group size
  • Accommodation as required by you like -Budget Hotels, Tourist standard Hotel ,Threee star category Hotels ,Four Star Hotels, Five Star Hotels in ( Bed & Breakfast Basis , Bed Breakfast & Dinner Basis , Bed Breakfast Lunch Dinner Basis )or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
  • Guided city tours as per the Itinerary by Private Car, Van, Jeep, Costar, Bus, Flights, Train etc as per the group sizes and your request.
  • Tour Guide with all sightseeing fees.
  • Services charges

Excludes

  • Your travel insurance
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Appropriate visa fees
  • Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, laundry
  • Personal equipment
  • Any others expenses

Trip Note

Travellers Reviews

Richard Corbett
3 weeks ago -

From the moment we stepped outside Kathmandu airport we knew we were in good hands. Raj and his professional team had taken care of everything. Our trek to Everest Base Camp is one we will remember for a long time. From accomodation, to meals, guide and porters. Everything went smoothly. Even the tricky weather in Lukla didn't hold us up too much. The tour of Kathmandu was great and we especially enjoyed the opening dinner that Raj planned for us.

I highly recommend Good Karma Trekking.

We are planing to return to Nepal and trek the Annapurna Circuit. We will definitely book with Raj and Good Karma Trekking again.

Agata Wilk
3 weeks ago -

Best travel agency, very helpful and friendly staff. They offer great possibilities for trekking, excursions, help take care of all permits. Great company, wonderful trip, friendship for life. I would recommend!

Grant Jasiunas
2 years ago -

Booked my first trip to Nepal with Good Karma after some recommendations on Tripadvisor. From my first email I was impressed with the level of attention I received and how flexible they were (something I couldn't get with several other other companies I and contacted). Had a great trip including sightseeing in Kathmandu and trekking to Everest base camp, and everything went extremely smoothly (except for the weather). Just returned from my second trip there and already planning my third. Its an amazing country, and Raj and the Good Karma team made it a great experience. Happy to answer any questions people have.

Jim Duff
2 years ago -

Kind, attentive, honest, dedicated attention is awaiting on your travels with Good Karma. I went to the Everest Base Camp(14 days), Bhutan (4 days) and the Chitwan game preserve (3 days) with them and was very well treated at a great price.

I recommend them for travel in Nepal under reliable conditions.

I will be glad to answer any inquiries on their subject.

Laxmi Prasad Kandel
a year ago -

A perfect travel partner on the foothills of Hiamalayas. I can proudly recommend my near and dear to Good Karma. Thanks a lot Good karma for excellent services on our trek.

Hexe Ella
2 years ago -

I have traveled in many countries, but my experience in Nepal was special, thanks to Raj and his team who organized the exceptional way to all desired goals in this expedition which I had in Nepal and Tibet this autumn. I hope with all my heart to revisit again because I really miss Nepal. I started learning Hindi language since a few days.

So, Raj, Biji, I feel like I will visit you again! There are a lot of places that I have not seen yet! GOOD KARMA TREKKING is the best Agency for me!

Lauren Hsu
2 years ago -

Raj was knowledgeable and more than accommodating during our travels. We used Good Karma Trekking to book a trek to Annapurna, do white water rafting, and visit the elephants. It was one of the best trips I've had in my life and I've been to over 50 countries now. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is traveling to Nepal and seeking a professional and friendly travel agency

Samuel Quiroga
2 years ago -

BOOKING WITH KARMA: I booked a one-person tour to the Annapurna Circuit during the off season in August. During my inquiries with various trekking companies, Raj from Good Karma replied promptly and was always making sure that my needs were met before, during and after the trek. He was very flexible with whatever mode of transportation I desired to use even if it was just a couple of days in advance (including a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu with two days notice) . THE TOUR: The tour itself was amazing. True, the Annapurna Circuit can be done with no guide. But Raj provide me with none other than a Sherpa guide would allowed for easy communication with locals and got the best rooms and meals in all the lodges. He also knew where the shortcuts are and made sure my safety was a priority (specially with altitude sickness). TRANSPORTATION : Always keep in mind that Nepal is not the most developed nation in terms of infrastructure and road systems. I highly recommend getting a private vehicle. The drivers that Raj provides are some of the best I've seen even though they drive like maniacs. I felt relatively safe compared to a tourist bus/local bus. These are worse and the safety standards are very low OVERALL: I highly recommend this tour company. Make sure you communicate with Raj constantly so he knows what your needs are.

Paul Greco
2 years ago -

Had an unforgettable experience trekking the Annapurna Circuit with Good Karma in 2012. Nabraj and his team are knowledgable, passionate and great hosts, and are genuine in providing the best experience possible. They went above and beyond to cater to our interests and provided outstanding hospitality. Nabraj has become a good friend since, we are regularly in touch and I look forward to joining Good Karma on a trek again soon!

Razvan Marc
2 years ago -

I worked with Good Karma Trekking a few years ago when they organized a trip through Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan for me and a group of almost 30 people. They were the best choice for our trip. The hotels they booked, the accommodation, the vehicles used for our transportation were all top class. Raj and his team really know their country (and the neighboring countries) and are able to custom made programs that suit each and every individual on a group, no matter the size. We particularly enjoyed the trips around Kathmandu valley, up to Nagarkot, down in the jungle in Chitwan and resting at the foot of Anapurna in Pokhara. Raj even organized some trips that were not in the initial schedule and which were greatly appreciated - for instance the visit to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu.

I was also on the group that took a tour of Tibet with Good Karma Trekking. Everything went smooth, from crossing the border into China to altering the program so we could stay at a lower altitude when some of our colleagues felt sick.

For all of us on that trip Raj also became a good friend and we kept in touch ever since.

Whenever I hear someone thinking of visiting Nepal I always recommend Good Karma Trekking. I am also sure that next time myself and any other member of the group would want to go to the Himalayan region Good Karma Trekking would be our first choice.

Good job, Good Karma Trekking!

Dj Hewey
2 years ago -

I went on a one month trip to Nepal with Good Karma Trekking, and I must say it was really amazing! Well worth the time and the cost of traveling there! Part of what made my experience so wonderful was the guide that I had. His name is Raj Ghimire, and he is the sole proprietor of GOOD KARMA TREKKING LTD. He is a truly honest guy, with a very kind heart, and I believe that he would give you the BEST Nepal experience, no matter where in the country you want to travel. When my friends and I were over there, he treated us like family (no, I'm not exaggerating), and I still stay in touch with him. His rates are GREAT too! And if you need porters, tea house reservations, or a personal driver to show you Kathmandu or Chitwan Park, he did ALL of these arrangements for us.

Go with Raj, he will take care of you!

Marina Vasile
2 years ago -

This was literally the best experience I've had with a travel company anywhere in the world. They are efficient, culturally smart and very friendly. They even went out of their way to help with issues that were not necessarily part of our contract. I will definitely trust them to organize any trip for me in the future.

mike francey
3 years ago -

Good Karma organized everything for my trip including city tours, travel, hotels and trekking. They were very professional and helpful creating a trip that included what i wanted to see and not just the standard itinerary. The owner Raj even helped bargain for lower prices on souvenirs and trekking equipment while i was in Kathmandu. He also showed me some of his favorite restaurants and some of the local specialties and offered me some wild honey from his home town. The trek went great and the guide was very knowledgeable about the trails and flora and fauna of the himalayas. I have done a trip with abovethehimalays before and the service and price of Good Karma was much better. I would suggest this company to anyone looking for an authentic experience.

Szilágyi Palkó Pál
2 years ago -

We had a great experience with Good Karma Trekking in Kathmandu, Nepal. Raj, the owner of the company, was very helpful. He has an excellent knowledge about the Kathmandu area, and generally about Nepal. He is more than a usual travel agency, passionate about his work, and about promoting the Nepal sights. I am sure that we will use his services again when we return to Nepal, hopefully soon.

Bijaya Ghimire
2 years ago -
Your Good Karma always brings you upto Good Karma trekking. Leave everything on their hand and simply discover your Good Karma. They are perfect to plan your Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan program.
Michel Wasylyszyn
2 years ago -

I met Raj in Kathmandu through a mutual friend and I've been amazed by his hospitality and generosity. They gave me all the informations I needed about the transportation, treks and more! Thank you for your kindness and your support and I really hope to meet you again! Cheers

Melissa John
2 years ago -

Fantastic experience with Good Karma Trekking. Always keen to help and to make sure you are well taken care of in Nepal. Would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family!

czabaka
2 years ago -

I was In Nepal last year and I really enjoyed the time. I must say that the service offered by Good Karma Trekking is excellent. I would recommend it to all, if you went to Nepal.

Alvin Obed
2 years ago -

I used Good Karma Trekking for a first trip to Nepal in Nov 2011 and from the moment of contact the trip went very smoothly. I would highly recommend this company and would be happy to be contacted independently to provide a review.

Oleg D
2 years ago -

A good company, thoroughly recommended. Their 16 day tour is ideal for first time visitors. Reasonably priced tours.

Naoise Hart
5 years ago -

Went to the Everest Base Campo with them its was fantastic

Daniel San Martín
2 years ago -

En 2012 tuve el agrado de conocer a Nabraj Ghimire en Katmandú. Su ayuda en una país desconocido me sirvió de mucho. Es una persona honesta y desinteresada que realiza su trabajo con vocación.

Yongin Kwon
2 years ago -

믿을만한 친구가하는 일입니다. 네팔에서 가격차이 그리 심하지 않습니다. 가장 싼 곳을 찾기보다, 안전함과 신뢰도, 그리고 만족도를 높이세요. :) It's great to do the trekking nad!!! :)

Madhu Sudhan Subedi
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Cezar D
2 years ago -
Raj Ghimire
a week ago -

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