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Architectural Tour of India

EXPERIENCE THE ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE scattered through the length and breadth of this vast country. The architectural wonders of India include more than 20 World Heritage Monuments and Sites and there are hundreds more that make you wonder why they are not listed. More than 4000 years of history can be read in her architecture: the influences that changed the form of a building; introduced new materials and styles of ornamentation and those that, in turn, shaped the architecture of South East Asian countries.

This itinerary will take you through a journey that will illustrate the many facets of Indian architecture, the symbolism in the ornamentation, the details of planning. Should you desire it, an interactive session with a leading architect in one of the cities covered can be arranged. You will have local guides in each city, however, you also have the option of taking a knowledgeable guide along for the entire journey.

Accommodation is in the finest hotels in the cities covered.

DAY 01 ARRIVAL Reception and welcome at Mumbai airport followed by transfer to your hotel.
DAY 02 MUMBAI ~ AURANGABAD A Mmorning boat ride takes you to the cave temples of Elephanta. After lunch fly out to Aurangabad.
DAY 03 AURANGABAD Spend the day exploring the Ajanta cave paintings and the city of Aurangabad.
DAY 04 AURANGABAD ~ MUMBAI Exploring the ancient carv­ings at the Ellora caves, then board the late afternoon flight back to Mumbai.
DAY 05 MUMBAI ~ AHMEDABAD Fly to Ahmedabad in the morning and spend the day touring the fine examples of Hindu, Muslim and modern architectural styles that abound.
DAY 06 AHMEDABAD ~ DELHI ~ CHANDIGARH Take the morning flight to Delhi. Explore both Old and Lutyens’ Delhi before taking the evening train to Chandigarh.
DAY 07 CHANDIGARH ~ DELHI After a day devoted to the ‘town symbolic of the freedom of India’. Come back to Delhi by the evening train

DAY 08 DELHI ~ AGRA Drive to Agra to view the splendor of
the Taj Mahal and the many jewels of Mughal
architecture in the town.
DAY 09 AGRA ~ DELHI Revisit the Taj at sunrise, leaving after
breakfast so that you can tour Fatehpur Sikri on the way back
to Delhi.
DAY 10 DEPARTURE Transfer to the airport in time for your
flight out.
 
 

 

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