Rajasthan with Kerala
Destination : Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Abhaneri - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Alleppey - Cochin - Delhi.
Duration : : 16 Nights - 17 days.
Day 01 : Arrival Delhi
Welcome to Colourful India. On arrival at Airport you will be received by our representative and assisted to your hotel. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 02 : Delhi
After breakfast tour of Delhi visit Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb, Lotus Temple, Raj Gath, India Gate. And drive past parliament house and President house. Evening visit Akshar Dham Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Delhi – Agra drive (205 Km/ 4 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Agra. En-route visit Sikandara the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar. On arrival at Agra check into hotel for 01 night stay. Later visit Agra Fort. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Agra - Jaipur (240 Km/ 5 hrs) via Fatehpur Sikri & Abhaneri.
Early morning visit Taj by sunrise. Taj Mahal - the most extravagant monument ever built for love Mumtaj Mahal by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1633. Later back to hotel for breakfast and drive to Jaipur.
En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri (40 Km from Agra) (old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty) visiting The Buland Darwaza / Palace of Jodha Bai / Birbal Bhawan & Panch Mahal. And Abhaneri (95 Km from Jaipur): The small village of Abhaneri has one of India's deepest and largest step wells (also known as tank gardens). Step wells are unique to India. They were used as cool places of resort, as pools for ritual cleansing before a temple visit and as a water supply for dry weather. There is a temple adjoining the step well.
Later continue drive to Jaipur. On arrival our company representative would assist you to check in hotel for 02 nights stay. Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 05 : Jaipur
After breakfast at hotel. Proceed for excursion to Amber Fort in the outskirts of Jaipur followed by Elephant ride to the fort. Proceed for sightseeing of Palace of Winds better known as Hawa Mahal, City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar (Observatory). And Albert Hall Museum & Birla Temple. Rest of the day free for on own activities and overnight at Jaipur
Optional: Evening traditional Rajasthani Dinner at Chokhi Dhani with Cultural activities.
Day 06 : Jaipur – Bikaner drive (350 Km/ 6 hrs)
Early breakfast & drive to Bikaner, arrival transfer to hotel for 01 night stay. Afternoon sightseeing of Bikaner visit Junagarh Fort, Lallgarh Palace & Camel breeding farm. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Bikaner – Jaisalmer drive (350 Km/ 6 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer, check into hotel for 02 nights stay. Leisure & overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Jaisalmer
Breakfast at hotel and later proceed to sightseeing of Jaisalmer Fort, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli & Gadisar Lake. Evening experience the camel ride & Sunset at Sam Sand Dunes. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur drive (280 Km/ 5.5 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur, check into hotel for 01 night stay. Afternoon visit Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada. Evening free for on own and overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Jodhpur – Udaipur drive (280 Km// 5.5 hrs) via Ranakpur
Morning breakfast at hotel and later drive to Udaipur, en route you will visit Ranakpur Jain Templs (98 Km from Udaipur): Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, and for a much older Sun Temple which lies opposite the former. The dating of this temple is controversial but it is largely considered to be anywhere between the late 14th to mid-15th centuries.
Later continue drive to Udaipur, upon arrival transfer to hotel for 02 nights stay. Relax and overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Udaipur
After breakfast visit City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal and Jagdish temple. And enjoy the boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Udaipur – Cochin by flight via Mumbai
Early morning transfer to Udaipur airport for flight to Cochin via. Upon arrival at Cochin, our representative will meet and assist you to transfer to the hotel. Relax and overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Cochin – Munnar drive
After breakfast proceeds city tour. The sightseeing shows you the prominent landmark of Cochin viz. Jewish Synagogue constructed in 1568. This is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth. Known for mid 18th century hand painted willow pattered floor tiles from China, ancient scripts on copper plates etc. Visit the “Dutch Palace” with its wonderful murals depicting theentire story of the Ramayana and Mahabharata on its walls. See St. Francis Church: built in 1503 by Portuguese. This is the first European church built in India. Afternoon drive to Munnar. Upon arrival at Munnar check-in to your hotel. Relax and overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Munnar
This is where you fill your holidays with quiet moments at 1600 meters above sea level. Relaxing within the cool stillness of thirty odd estates fanning out across the expanse of the hills.Your Visit Includes Pothamedu-which offers an excellent view of Tea, coffee and vcardamom plantations; Devikulam-an idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna; Pallivasal-the venue of the first Hydro Electric Project in Kerala; Mattupetty-the highly specialized dairy farm; Eravikulam National Park-a 97 sq.km park etc. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 15: Munnar – Thekkady drive
After breakfast, proceed to Thekkady. On arrival by noon, check in at the hotel. The most renowned destination is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary at Thekkady. Here is the natural habitat of Elephant, tiger, bison, spotted and samba deer, gaur, etc. The sanctuary is open throughout the year. Evening Game viewing by motorized boat at Periyar Lake. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 16: Thekkady – Alleppey drive (House Boat)
After breakfast at the Resort, transfer to the Kerala Traditional House Boat.(Kettuvallam) The houseboats of Kerala offer exquisite holidays experiences. Every Kettuvallam (house boat) has a drawing cum dining room; a bath attached bedroom, sit-out, sundeck and kitchenette. The water-web slowly open ups at its secrets to you, lush paddy field, pregnant palms, singing Siberian ducks. This will be your memorable experience. House boat will cruise through the Vembanad Lake and canals to Alleppey. Visit includes Pathiramanal, Champakulam Church, R & L Block Kayal etc. Overnight at the House Boat.
Day 17: Alleppey – Cochin drive & flight to Delhi - Onward Journey