Delhi - Amritsar - Varanasi - Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram
Highlights of this trip
Delhi: semi arid climatic conditions. Summers are very hot and dry, last from April to October. Winters are chilly cold, last from October. July and August are the monsoon season.
Amritsar: semi tropical climate. Summer is hot while winter is very cold. The weather mostly remains dry all around the year. The ideal time for travel is between October to March, when the weather is pleasant.
Varanasi: humid subtropical climate. The dry summer starts in April and lasts until June, followed by the monsoon season from July to October. In the winter from December to February days are warm and nights are very cold.
Chennai: monsoon starts in July and lasts till September, and rainy season continues from October to December. Summer (April-May) is extremely hot and humid, while winter (December - March) remains pleasant.
Suggested additional places
Delhi, the cultural historical city of India, is also full of temples which boast about their unique architecture and antiquities. You can see Muslim, Sikh and different Hindu temples.
Amritsar is a spiritual and cultural center, the most sacred place of the Sikh religion.
Varanasi, also known as Benares, is one of the oldest cities in India. Varanasi stands on the banks of river Ganga, considered the holiest of all Indian rivers, and is a very important pilgrimage site for Hindus.
Tamil Nadu temples are rich sources of religious teachings and cultural shenanigans.
Kanchipuram, the “City of Thousand Temples” amongst the seven sacred cities of India, is a paradise of beautiful temples. With a great number of shrines the town is an illustrious pilgrimage site for Hindu devotees.
Mahabalipuram famous for its 7th and 8th century cave temples.
Day 1-2 Our representative will receive you on arrival at the International Airport in Delhi.
Visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple, also known as Birla Mandir, Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the most prominent Sikh gurudwara, or Sikh house of worship. Visit Lotus (Bahai) Temple, then witness Mangala Aarti in the ISKCON Temple. Visit India largest temple complex: Akshardham Temple, which displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture.
Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
Day 2-3 Domestic flight to Amritsar.
Visit Sri Harmandir Sahib, known as the “Golden Temple”, Gobindwal Sahib and Hazoor Sahib.
Overnight stay at hotel in Amritsar.
Day 4-5 Domestic flight to Varanasi.
Early morning enjoy a boat cruise on the sacred river Ganges, visit the funeral Ghats and some of the old temples like Shri Kashi Vishwanth (Golden Temple), the Bharat Mata and Sankat Mochan.
Overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.
Day 6-7 Domestic flight to Chennai
Sightseeing including Kapaleswara Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, St. George Church and San Thome Basilica.
Overnight stay at hotel in Chennai.
Day 8-10 Travel by car to Kanchipuram and head to Mahabalipuram.
In Kanchipuram visit Kamakshi Amman Temple, Ekambaranathar and Ekambareswarar Temple, Kailasanathar Temple. Depart to Mahabalipuram, visit Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance, Ganesh Ratha, Cave Temples and Five Rathas.
Overnight stay at hotel in Mahabalipuram.