Tour can be customized according to your specific requirements
India a spiritual land, rich in cultural and traditions, famous in myths
and legends, of untold wealth and mystical happenings where unity in
diversity makes it creative, colourful and life like---welcomes you. This
tour offers you the taste of Indias culture and traditions, history,
colourful people and priceless gems scattered all over the Indian
subcontinent. The aesthetic spirituality on the banks of Ganges at Haridwar
and at the Golden temple of Amritsar, temptations of facing the Taj, being
on the streets of Jaipur, soaking in the romanticism of Udaipur, feeling the
pulse of Mumbai and unwinding on the golden sands of Goa are just too hard
Day 01 : New Delhi
Arrive Delhi, Meet our representative for assistance. Transfer to Hotel.
Relaxed day to overcome the Jetlag. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 02 : New Delhi
Full day city Tour of Delhi. Visit: Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Humayun's
Tomb, Indira Gandhi Museum, President House, Parliament House, India Gate
and Laxmi Narayan Temple in New Delhi.
Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Raj Ghat in Old Delhi. Evening free and overnight
stay at hotel.
Day 03 : Agra
Morning drive to Agra, enroute visiting Sikandra. On arrival check into the
hotel. Afternoon visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul
Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal
remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of
Public and Private Audience. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah built
by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father.
Day 04 : Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri (Old Deserted town
of Mughal Dynasty) Jama Masjid / The Buland Darwaza / Palace of Jodha
Bai/Birbal Bhawan & Panch Mahal. On arrival at Jaipur, Arrive at Jaipur.
Check in at the Jai Mahal Palace or the Rambagh Palace and experience Rajput
hospitality at its best. Evening visit to Chokhi Dhani, an ethnic village
resort. The vitality of Rajasthani folk culture comes alive as children
dance rhythmically to the loud tenor of folk songs sung by men and women,
festooned in bright clothes. Gaily caparisoned camel, horses and bullock
carts offer joy rides. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05 : Bikaner
After an early breakfast, depart for Bikaner, a remote town tucked away in
the Thar Desert. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Take an afternoon city
sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Unlike most Rajput forts, which are on
hilltops, the Junagarh Fort is the only one built on the desert plains.
Within the fortress lie extravagantly decorated palaces. Amongst the
prominent ones are Karan Mahal, Anup Mahal, Badal Mahal. The Lalgarh Palace
carved out of red sandstone is an impressive monument. Also visit the Ganga
Golden Jubilee Museum. In the evening, drive to the Camel Breeding Farm &
watch the return of the camels at sunset. Dinner and overnight stay at
Day 06 : Jaisalmer
After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Evening
at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Move out for the sight seeing of temples and Laxman Jhula. You can also
visit Ashrams which are internationally recognized as centre of
Philosophical studies, Yoga and meditation.
Day 07 : Jaisalmer
After breakfast, treat yourself to a visual feast as you tour the golden
city of Jaisalmer.
Day 08 : Jaisalmer
After breakfast, treat yourself to a visual feast as you tour the golden
city of Jaisalmer. This 12th century trading post for camel caravans
journeying through the Silk Route, remains untouched by the sands of time.
Rising majestically amidst the shifting golden dunes of the Thar Desert, are
the bastions of the imposing 12th century Jaisalmer Fort. The fort is
honeycombed with beautifully carved Jain temples and cobbled alleys flanked
by the most beautiful havelis (Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli and
Nathmal ki Haveli). Hewn entirely out of sandstone, the city is a tawny
colour in the day and at sunset it magically morphs into honey-gold hue.
Afternoon drive to Khuri, located 45 km east of Jaisalmer, a quaint village
with clusters of thatch roof houses, where men sport magnificent mustaches
and bright turbans, and women are swathed in gaily-hued odhinis. On the sand
dunes here, take a sunset ride through the scrubland of Rajasthan on a camel
safari that is a lifetime experience. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 09 : Jodhpur
After an early morning breakfast, drive to Jodhpur, halting at Osian. Osians
ancient Jain and Vaishnava temples reflect the grandeur of Indian temple
architecture. Overnight stay at the Taj Hari Mahal, Jodhpur or similar.
Day 10 : Jodhpur
After the breakfast at the hotel, leave for a sightseeing tour of the
erstwhile Marwar capital. From the imposing Mehrangarh fort to the delicate
wrought jharokhas of the havelis, the citadel has some of the finest
examples of Rajput masonry. At the foot of the fort, lies the Jaswanth
Thada, a richly carved white marble cenotaph. Take an afternoon jeep safari
to the picturesque Bishnoi villages to experience rustic Rajasthani life.
The drive through the countryside abounds with black bucks and chinkaras
grazing serenely and migratory birds dot the skies. Overnight stay at the
Day 11 : Udaipur
After breakfast leave for Udaipur. En route visit the Jain temples of
Ranakpura, famous for their intricate friezes and sculptures. Dating back to
the 15th century, the temples 29 halls are supported by 1444 pillars,
none of which are similar. (Optional - lunch in the temple or at Maharani
Bagh, Ranakpur at extra charge). Arrive at enchanting, medieval city of
Udaipur and check-in at the Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur . Built over two and a
half centuries ago by Maharana Jagat Singh II, this fairytale palace is
probably one of the most romantic hotels in the world. Enjoy a leisurely
late afternoon cruise on the shimmering waters of Lake Pichola. Walk around
the fountain pavilions and cobbled gardens of the famous Jag Mandir Island
Palace. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12 : Udaipur
Let the glorious sunrise dazzle you at breakfast. Morning excursion to the
famous temple complex of Eklingji & Nagda , which enshrines the deity of
the Mahranas of Mewar. Spend the rest of the day exploring this charming
lake city by car. Wander through the opulent City Palace grounds and the
museum, which are a testament to the valour and chivalry of the Mewar
rulers. Visit the Jagdish temple on the shores of Lake Pichola. The Bhartiya
Lok Kala Mandir is a treasure house of Rajasthani folk culture. The
breathtaking beauty of the lakes- Pichola & Fateh Sagar truly make
Udaipur an oasis in the desert. Return to hotel after city drive. Overnight
at the hotel.
Day 13 : Udaipur Mumbai - Cochin
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for Onward flight to
Trivandrum via Mumbai.Arrive at Cochin Airport/Station and transfer to the
hotel. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening, watch a captivating performance
of Kathakali, a ritualistic dance drama or enjoy a sunset cruise in the
backwaters. Overnight at the hotel, Cochin.
Day 14 : Thekkady
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a sightseeing city tour of Cochin
- Fort Cochin, Spice Markets, Antique shopping, Synagogue and Chinese
Fishing Nets. Return to the hotel for lunch. After lunch, depart to Thekkady
by road. Arrive at the hotel, Thekkady, in time for dinner.
Day 15 : Thekkady
After breakfast in the hotel go for a Spice Plantation Tour in the morning.
After lunch at the hotel, enjoy a boat ride in the beautiful Periyar Lake.
Return to the hotel for a screening of wildlife movie, followed by dinner.
Day 16 : Kumarakom
Early morning, trek to the jungle followed by breakfast at the hotel. After
breakfast, depart by road to Taj Garden Retreat, Kumarakom. Afternoon, free
to enjoy the facilities at the hotel. You can swim, fish, go boating or opt
for a rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage (at an extra cost). In the evening - a
Sunset Cruise along the backwaters. Dinner at the hotel. Night fishing
option at no extra cost.
Day 17 : Houseboat stay
After B.fast,check out from the hotel. Check into the traditional
Kettuvallam,the moving houseboat.Enjoy a relaxing backwater cruise.All
meals shall be served on board
Day 18 : Kovalam
After breakfast transfer to Kovalam. Kovalam offers you some unique beaches
in the range of colours from white to black sands. Its palm-fringed beaches
enchants you and enhance the pleasure in your life. The beaches that
expectedly waits you are : Samudra beach, Aluwa beach, Lighthouse beach and
Ashok Beach. Today Kovalam beach is known as the "Paradise of the South".
Accommodation in Grove Chalets, beach side cottages of Le Meridien.
Day 19 : Kovalam
Relaxed days at the beach with local sightseeing.
Day 20 : KovalamTrivandrum onward Journey
After B.fast, depart for the Trivandrum airport for flight to Mumbai.
Arrive Mumbai, you can go for a shortsightseeing tour of Mumbai, if you have
time before the onward flight.