Architecture tour of India

Soak Up a wonderful Mix of History, Culture and Religion

There are many things that lend uniqueness to the Indian civilization. One of the most enduring of these is the Indian architecture. Two images that conjure up in one's mind when talking about architecture in India are those of the Taj Mahal and the temples of Khajuraho. But there's much more to Indian architecture.

Right from the cities of Mumbai and Aurangabad to Delhi, Orchcha, Shivpuri, Gwalior and the Golden Triangle Circuit, the entire Indian soil is dispersed with a wide range of architectural marvels. As you continue to travel from one city to another, you will simply be spellbound by the wonderful mix of history, culture and religion that the Indian architecture presents. It is the richness of the Indian architecture that draws in tourists in large numbers from all across the globe.

At Max Holidays, we strive to help you rediscover the architectural charm of India – one city at a time. Whether you are travelling alone or with family and friends, our Architecture of India tour will take you to those places that will leave you with beautiful memories of a lifetime. Whether you wish to explore the historical, cultural or religious exuberance of India, you will find it all and a lot more in this tour package. Start with a sightseeing tour of Mumbai. Make a visit to the Kanheri, Karla and Bhaja Caves. Head towards Ajanta and Aurangabad for more excellent sightseeing before travelling to Delhi. Soak up the architectural charm of Khajuraho and Orchha temples. After visiting Shivpuri and Gwalior, visit the Golden Triangle circuit which includes such famous cities as Agra, Jaipur and Delhi.

Day 01 : Arrive Mumbai

After a traditional Indian welcome by Max Holidays company representative at the airport, you will be escorted to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 : Mumbai sightseeing

After breakfast, our tour guide will meet at your hotel, and proceed for the sightseeing. Proceed to Elephanta Island by motor launch - Located 10 kms far away from Mumbai, the Elephanta Caves consist of temples carved from rocks presenting a great example of architecture dating long back. Later visit Gateway of India – as the name symbolises it is considered to be the entry gate to Indian Land, Princess of Wales Museum – a huge collection of unique and priceless antiques, Kamala Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens. Enjoy the evening at Chowpatty Beach and drive through Marine Drive and rejuvenate yourself from the tiredness of the day visit. Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 03 : Kanheri, Karla and Bhaja Caves

After early breakfast, take a drive towards the architectural pioneer sights of Mumbai. Start with Kanheri Caves – rock cut monuments presents a picturesque view, makes it a must to be visited site. Further take a drive towards Karla and Bhaja Caves – these Buddhist rock cut caves present an example of fine rock cut art. After this magnificent view of rock cut caves drive back to our hotel in Mumbai. Overnight at the hotel

Remarks: once can also visit Dabbawala tour, Slum tour while in Mumbai

Day 04 : Mumbai – Aurangabad (by flight)

After early breakfast Max Holidays representative will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the domestic airport to board flight for Aurangabad. Arrive Aurangabad and check-in at the hotel. After wash and change, proceed to enjoy the guided city tour of Aurangabad starting with Daulatabad Fort and Biwi – ka – Maqbara. Also visit Ellora Caves – one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.Overnight at the hotel in Aurangabad.

Day 05 : Ajanta sightseeing

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of Ajanta Caves, these magnificent caves have breath taking rock cut architecture and famous for being the world heritage site. Drive back to hotel.Evening free to explore the town.Overnight at hotel in Aurangabad.

Day 06 : Aurangabad – Delhi (by flight)

Early morning, Max Holidays representative will meet you and assist you to reach airport and board the flight for Delhi the capital city of India.

Meet and assist upon arrival at Delhi airport by Max Holidays representative, transfer and check into your hotel.

After wash and change, get ready for the splendid sightseeing tour of Delhi. Delhi holds the proof of its historical rules from long back in the form of monuments or other buildings. Start the tour with Red Fort and drive through the Chandni Chowk, You can also have an optional Rickshaw ride through the market of Chandni Chowk. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Delhi that is Humayun Tomb and Qutub Minar have its own beautiful view, these are some of the not to miss sites of Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat – the cremation ground of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi. Also visit India Gate – the memorial built to pay tribute to the martyr of World War and Afghan War. Drive pass through Parliament and President House. Drive back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07 : Delhi – Khajuraho (by flight)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport to board flight for the Khajuraho. Meeting and assistance on arrival at Khajuraho airport and transferred to your pre booked hotel. Later head towards the guided city tour of Khajuraho. Khajuraho is a world famous site for its erotic architecture and magnificent views. Visit the Eastern and Western Group of Temples. Evening enjoy the ‘Light and Sound Show’. Overnight at the hotel

Day 08 : Khajuraho – Orchha

Following a leisurely breakfast, drive towards the next architectural destination Orchha. Arrive Orchha and check into the hotel. Orchha is a historical city of Madhya Pradesh has got excellent architectural build up and Betwa River adds pictures to the Orchha city. Each and every palace and pillar of Orchha has sufficient power to attract you towards it. Orchha has lot many scenes to fill your cameras and add to your memories. The places which one cannot miss in Orchha are Raj Mandir and Jahangir Mahal. The Chattris at Orchha presents a spectacular view and holds the viewer with its charm for a long time. Fort of Orchha , Chaturbhuj Temple and Sawan Bhadon Mahal are some of the site in Orchha which presents a picturesque and magnificent view, each and every stone of these architectural build up speaks their own importance to be stopped and given a glance. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09 : Orchha – Shivpuri

After breakfast drive to the next great architectural attraction of Madhya Pradesh – Shivpuri. Shivpuri was once the summer capital of India Rulers and was also the hunting ground of Mughals. This place has got the bliss of nature’s god who has endowed the place with beautiful dense forest, to enhance the green environment of the surrounding. The places of interest in Shivpuri are Madhav National Park, which will satisfy the quench of adventure as well as wildlife hunt, Chattris, Madhav Vilas Palace, George Castle, Bhadaiya Kund and Sakhya Sagar Boat Club. After you complete with the sightseeing, enjoy the nature and drive back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10 : Shivpuri – Gwalior

After breakfast, we head to the next destination Gwalior, famous for its forts and many other architectural buildings. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. After freshen up, proceed for a guided city sightseeing of Gwalior.Visit Jai villas Palace and Museum, the Sun Temple, Maharaja Bada – the famous market place, Tanseen Tomb and the Gurudwara. End with a beautiful and brilliant example of medieval architecture – Gwalior Fort, there are many other architecture which is housed by this fort the most magnificent is the Sas Bahu Ka Mandir. Enjoy the ‘Light and Sound Show’ at the fort in evening. Drive back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11 : Gwalior – Agra

After breakfast drive towards the city of Taj Mahal - Agra. Upon arrival in Agra, check into your hotel. Later proceed for guided sightseeing of Agra visiting magnificent and awesome monument build in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal by Shah Jahan – Taj Mahal. The next important sights waiting to amaze you are Agra Fort and Itimad–ud–Daulah. Rest of the day is free to explore the town.Overnight at the hotel.

Remarks : If the time permits, you can also view the Mohabbat e Taj show at evening, which is a cultural programme creating a Mughal era.

Day 12 : Agra – Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur

After breakfast drive to Jaipur en-route visiting the Ghost town with many architecture building – Fatehpur Sikri. Further, drive towards Jaipur – the colourful capital city of Rajasthan. Upon arrival in Jaipur and check-in at the hotel for overnight stay

Remarks : You may enjoy a visit and dinner at Chokhi Dhani, which is an artificial village representing Rajathani culture. One can also enjoy camel ride, magic show, snake charmers.

Day 13 : Jaipur Sightseeing

Today start your day early, visit Amer fort which is located on the periphery of the city and is approximately 11 Km from the main town. The beauty of reaching Amer fort is on elephant’s back which gives you a feel of Maharaja while elevating the fort. After spending some time at Amer Fort visit another fascinating fort called Jaigarh Fort which host one of the biggest cannon. Later visit the Royal City Palace where in one wing the royal family reside and other part are converted into museum. Next to City Palace is Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. For photography you will be taken to Hawa Mahal which has many windows from where the royal ladies used to view the processions on religious occasions taken out in the street. Evening is at leisure to explore the local areas. Overnight stay at your hotel

Day 14 : Jaipur – Delhi

Following a leisurely breakfast, head towards Delhi, along one of the India’s finest freeways. Upon arrival in Delhi, check into the hotel booked for you.Afternoon free to explore the local area.Overnight at the hotel.

Remarks : If time permits , you can visit to the Kingdom of Dreams offering you the best form of Cuisine, Crafts, Musicals, Dramas, Street Dances, Mythological Shows.

Day 15 : Depart Delhi

Following breakfast our representative will meet you at the hotel and assist you to reach the international airport to board flight for onward destination.

Day 01 : Arrive Mumbai

After a traditional Indian welcome by Max Holidays company representative at the airport, you will be escorted to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 : Mumbai sightseeing

After breakfast, our tour guide will meet at your hotel, and proceed for the sightseeing. Proceed to Elephanta Island by motor launch - Located 10 kms far away from Mumbai, the Elephanta Caves consist of temples carved from rocks presenting a great example of architecture dating long back. Later visit Gateway of India – as the name symbolises it is considered to be the entry gate to Indian Land, Princess of Wales Museum – a huge collection of unique and priceless antiques, Kamala Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens. Enjoy the evening at Chowpatty Beach and drive through Marine Drive and rejuvenate yourself from the tiredness of the day visit. Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 03 : Kanheri, Karla and Bhaja Caves

After early breakfast, take a drive towards the architectural pioneer sights of Mumbai. Start with Kanheri Caves – rock cut monuments presents a picturesque view, makes it a must to be visited site. Further take a drive towards Karla and Bhaja Caves – these Buddhist rock cut caves present an example of fine rock cut art. After this magnificent view of rock cut caves drive back to our hotel in Mumbai. Overnight at the hotel

Remarks: once can also visit Dabbawala tour, Slum tour while in Mumbai

Day 04 : Mumbai – Aurangabad (by flight)

After early breakfast Max Holidays representative will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the domestic airport to board flight for Aurangabad. Arrive Aurangabad and check-in at the hotel. After wash and change, proceed to enjoy the guided city tour of Aurangabad starting with Daulatabad Fort and Biwi – ka – Maqbara. Also visit Ellora Caves – one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.Overnight at the hotel in Aurangabad.

Day 05 : Ajanta sightseeing

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of Ajanta Caves, these magnificent caves have breath taking rock cut architecture and famous for being the world heritage site. Drive back to hotel.Evening free to explore the town.Overnight at hotel in Aurangabad.

Day 06 : Aurangabad – Delhi (by flight)

Early morning, Max Holidays representative will meet you and assist you to reach airport and board the flight for Delhi the capital city of India.

Meet and assist upon arrival at Delhi airport by Max Holidays representative, transfer and check into your hotel.

After wash and change, get ready for the splendid sightseeing tour of Delhi. Delhi holds the proof of its historical rules from long back in the form of monuments or other buildings. Start the tour with Red Fort and drive through the Chandni Chowk, You can also have an optional Rickshaw ride through the market of Chandni Chowk. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Delhi that is Humayun Tomb and Qutub Minar have its own beautiful view, these are some of the not to miss sites of Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat – the cremation ground of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi. Also visit India Gate – the memorial built to pay tribute to the martyr of World War and Afghan War. Drive pass through Parliament and President House. Drive back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07 : Delhi – Khajuraho (by flight)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport to board flight for the Khajuraho. Meeting and assistance on arrival at Khajuraho airport and transferred to your pre booked hotel. Later head towards the guided city tour of Khajuraho. Khajuraho is a world famous site for its erotic architecture and magnificent views. Visit the Eastern and Western Group of Temples. Evening enjoy the ‘Light and Sound Show’. Overnight at the hotel

Day 08 : Khajuraho – Orchha

Following a leisurely breakfast, drive towards the next architectural destination Orchha. Arrive Orchha and check into the hotel. Orchha is a historical city of Madhya Pradesh has got excellent architectural build up and Betwa River adds pictures to the Orchha city. Each and every palace and pillar of Orchha has sufficient power to attract you towards it. Orchha has lot many scenes to fill your cameras and add to your memories. The places which one cannot miss in Orchha are Raj Mandir and Jahangir Mahal. The Chattris at Orchha presents a spectacular view and holds the viewer with its charm for a long time. Fort of Orchha , Chaturbhuj Temple and Sawan Bhadon Mahal are some of the site in Orchha which presents a picturesque and magnificent view, each and every stone of these architectural build up speaks their own importance to be stopped and given a glance. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09 : Orchha – Shivpuri

After breakfast drive to the next great architectural attraction of Madhya Pradesh – Shivpuri. Shivpuri was once the summer capital of India Rulers and was also the hunting ground of Mughals. This place has got the bliss of nature’s god who has endowed the place with beautiful dense forest, to enhance the green environment of the surrounding. The places of interest in Shivpuri are Madhav National Park, which will satisfy the quench of adventure as well as wildlife hunt, Chattris, Madhav Vilas Palace, George Castle, Bhadaiya Kund and Sakhya Sagar Boat Club. After you complete with the sightseeing, enjoy the nature and drive back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10 : Shivpuri – Gwalior

After breakfast, we head to the next destination Gwalior, famous for its forts and many other architectural buildings. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. After freshen up, proceed for a guided city sightseeing of Gwalior.Visit Jai villas Palace and Museum, the Sun Temple, Maharaja Bada – the famous market place, Tanseen Tomb and the Gurudwara. End with a beautiful and brilliant example of medieval architecture – Gwalior Fort, there are many other architecture which is housed by this fort the most magnificent is the Sas Bahu Ka Mandir. Enjoy the ‘Light and Sound Show’ at the fort in evening. Drive back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11 : Gwalior – Agra

After breakfast drive towards the city of Taj Mahal - Agra. Upon arrival in Agra, check into your hotel. Later proceed for guided sightseeing of Agra visiting magnificent and awesome monument build in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal by Shah Jahan – Taj Mahal. The next important sights waiting to amaze you are Agra Fort and Itimad–ud–Daulah. Rest of the day is free to explore the town.Overnight at the hotel.

Remarks : If the time permits, you can also view the Mohabbat e Taj show at evening, which is a cultural programme creating a Mughal era.

Day 12 : Agra – Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur

After breakfast drive to Jaipur en-route visiting the Ghost town with many architecture building – Fatehpur Sikri. Further, drive towards Jaipur – the colourful capital city of Rajasthan. Upon arrival in Jaipur and check-in at the hotel for overnight stay

Remarks : You may enjoy a visit and dinner at Chokhi Dhani, which is an artificial village representing Rajathani culture. One can also enjoy camel ride, magic show, snake charmers.

Day 13 : Jaipur Sightseeing

Today start your day early, visit Amer fort which is located on the periphery of the city and is approximately 11 Km from the main town. The beauty of reaching Amer fort is on elephant’s back which gives you a feel of Maharaja while elevating the fort. After spending some time at Amer Fort visit another fascinating fort called Jaigarh Fort which host one of the biggest cannon. Later visit the Royal City Palace where in one wing the royal family reside and other part are converted into museum. Next to City Palace is Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. For photography you will be taken to Hawa Mahal which has many windows from where the royal ladies used to view the processions on religious occasions taken out in the street. Evening is at leisure to explore the local areas. Overnight stay at your hotel

Day 14 : Jaipur – Delhi

Following a leisurely breakfast, head towards Delhi, along one of the India’s finest freeways. Upon arrival in Delhi, check into the hotel booked for you.Afternoon free to explore the local area.Overnight at the hotel.

Remarks : If time permits , you can visit to the Kingdom of Dreams offering you the best form of Cuisine, Crafts, Musicals, Dramas, Street Dances, Mythological Shows.

Day 15 : Depart Delhi

Following breakfast our representative will meet you at the hotel and assist you to reach the international airport to board flight for onward destination.

What’s Included

Airport Services

Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

10 nights in handpicked hotels

Meals

10 Breakfasts, 01 Dinner

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips, chair car train travel

Guides / Escorts

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Activities

Rickshaw Ride, Elephant Ride, Tonga Ride, Boat Transfer to Elephanta, Light & Sound Show,

Other inclusions

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic flights are not included

Travel insurance

Please carry valid travel insurance

Visa

Visa fee and charges

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets

Meals

Meals not specified

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

23 Reviews Write a Review
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Ms. Katie Tasmania, Australia

17 December 2018
Everything was superb!! It actually met as per my expectations. Guide was very confident and knowledgeable along with it took special of each and person in the group.
4.5
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Mr. Johnson Bolivia, Latin America

06 December 2018
I am a solo traveller, but this time I preferred travelling in a group, so I was searching the best group tour organiser. While, surfing on internet I came across Max Holidays group fixed departures, I could find everything which I wanted in a tour program within budget. With their tour programmes I could travel in group as well as have an experience as a solo traveller due to so many optional tours. The services provided were upto the mark. Thanx to the entire team of Max for providing such flawless tours.
4.5
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Mr. Kazoglou England, UK

18 October 2018
The tour program was well planned and organised. The hotels booked were as per the set standards of the company. The trip had everything which is desire to make a group tour comfortable and best. The coaches were very comfortable and neat, the guide and the driver well coordinated together to make up feel well. Being with Max Holidays we felt very safe and enjoyed our trip to the best.
4.5
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Stepien Sylon Poland

26 October 2017
Overall we were very pleased with our trip; however a couple of problems that was also sorted by the Max Team, at the earliest. First of all i would like to convey the feeling of satisfaction of all the group members if we consider services. The complete program designed by you made our trio very rich in information and so enjoyable. The guides were helpful and flexible; tour was full of so many optional visits at some of the destinations and kind of very interesting ones. The hotels quality was as expected upto the mark. I would like to thank the entire max team for their effort and wish to see you soon. I’m sure i will be coming again to India to discover more of India.
5.0
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Kelouti Budhooram Montreal, Canada

11 October 2017
Every day was exciting and adventurous. I enjoyed every moment in India. The tour guide was pleasant and kept the entire group happy at all times.
Thanking you
4.0
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Thanks – Oliver Smith Australia

27 July 2017
The arrangement, accommodations and welcome meet my expectations. Also, it will always be in my memory forever.
5.0
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Ronald Chuucaree California, USA

26 July 2017
I am very pleased and grateful for the services offered to me during my entire stay in India. This has been a fulfilling and rewarding, experienced and the staff of Max Tours be complimented.
5.0
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Rajdeo Sinanan

15 June 2017
I will rate the overall tour A. However, Max Tours Rep Amit and Ashish were quite excellent. They were good ambassadors for India as a country and as a representative of your CO. Max Tours.

Some of the transport arguments were a bit too tiring and difficult. Sometimes the buses parked too tiring and difficult, sometimes the water in the bus lacking, money exchange was poor and shopping and some site visits were quite poor.

Thanks to Mr. Gogia, Amit, Ashish and group female representative. May God Bless You and I hope to see you again sometime in the future.
4.5
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Ms. Barbara Camille Barcelona, Spain

26 May 2017
Excellent Organisation with great fixed departure tours, the highlight are the optional visit which one must try. A very helpful, friendly and good team. We will book again by Max Holidays.
5.0
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Helena Stablefort Dubai, UAE

14 May 2017
Excellent tour escort very friendly with thorough knowledge of all the places, knowledgeable, kind, sincere & trustworthy man. I would really recommend that tour escort on our next group tour to India. Hotels were at great location simple, neat & clean. On the arrival time at Delhi Airport we met our other fellow – members of the group as well, they belong to different countries. Max Holidays rep welcomed everyone in a traditional way, that made us feel very special. Everything was well organised prior, we didn’t need to even wait for our room at the hotel, check in was very smooth, again credit goes to Max Holidays.
Thanking you,
4.0
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Helen Russia

30 Apr 2017
Hey Neeti,
We have gone through such an amazing vacation and looking forward to opt for other group tour packages, may be by next year. The way your team showed us India, i completely fell in love with the country. The people were so friendly. Our driver Mr. Singh was one of the most helpful and entertaining person, he made all the group member enjoy a lot. Thank you so much for organising such a great trip. All the hotels welcomed us with open arms. I must say Max Holidays is one of the top companies to provide best of the services.
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Lily Shen USA

27 Apr 2017
All the sightseeing places were wonderful, bus driver was excellent. The tour escort took care of all of us very well; the food in Jaipur was perfect for the taste. Local reps in Agra were excellent and gave clear, easy explanations, and English easy to understand. We had enough time for our own activities as well. I loved the food in Jaipur, in Agra Sheroz Cafe had a great concept. These were the few unforgettable moments. I loved the street shopping in India.

Thanks to Max Holidays for organising such small amazing trips that are suitable in budget as well with good standard Hotel.
4.5
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Ron Smith USA

18 Apr 2017
We had a great time in Delhi with you guys and felt well taken care of. Most importantly the driver and the representative we really appreciate their work in keeping the entire group happy and taking care of each of the group members. Other guides were also very informative and helpful.
4.0
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Lourdes Miller California

16 Apr 2017
Hey Vidushi!!
Finally we are back home. We felt very pleased all the time in India with the efforts of your team made for us. Considering all your services and kind efforts i would like to book my tour once again with you, may be next year for Rajasthan Group Tour which you have online. Have a great time and our best wishes for you & your team.
Thanks you so much!
5.0
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Manuela Sydney, Australia

24 Mar 2017
"Hi Max,

I am back to Sydney now. We had a great time in India on Group tour to Golden Triangle. We have made a lot of memories, thank you so much for arranging such an amazing trip. I and my daughter along with other fellow-member of the group had a great time. We sing and dance in the bus on our way to Jaipur. The guide organised few games for all of us, with help of which the time to reach from one destination to other passed so fast. Thanx to the great team of Max Holidays!! Group Tours are great!!"
4.5