Rajastahn with Kerala
Destination : Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Delhi
Duration : 20 Nights - 21 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 – Agra drive (205 Km/ 4 hrs)
After breakfast tour of Delhi visit Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Raj Gath, India Gate. And drive past parliament house and President house. Later drive to Agra, check into hotel for 01 night stay.
Day 03:Agra - Jaipur (240 Km/ 5 hrs) via Fatehpur Sikri
Taj visit by sunrise. Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) - the most extravagant monument ever built for love Mumtaj Mahal by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1633. Later back to hotel for breakfast and visit Agra Fort.
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.
Continue drive to Jaipur. On arrival our company representative would assist you to check in hotel for 02 nights stay. Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 04 : 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 05: Jaipur – Mandawa drive (180 Km/ 4 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Mandawa, upon arrival check-in at hotel for 01 night stay. Evening visit to village & there are a number of fascinating havelis in Mandawa, all of them adorned with beautiful wall paintings. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Mandawa - Bikaner drive (190 Km/ 4 hrs)
Breakfast & drive to Bikaner, arrival transfer to hotel for 01 night stay. Evening 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. Evening enjoy the boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Udaipur – Mumbai – Cochin by flight
After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Cochin via Mumbai. Arrival transfer to hotel for 01 night stay.
Relax and overnight at hotel. Evening enjoy the Kathkali Dance performance (optional).
Day 13: Cochin – Munnar drive
Morning breakfast 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 the entire story of the Ramayana and Mahabharata on its walls. Afternoon drive to Munnar, check into hotel for 02 night stay.
Day 14: Munnar drive
Breakfast at hotel. 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. Overnight at 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 – Kumarakom drive
Morning after breakfast, drive to Kumarkom and check in at hotel, for 01 night stay. The panoramic backwaters here offer an ideal retreat to enjoy nature at its best. Afternoon visit the bird sanctuary here, which is spread across 14 acres, is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise. Vembanad Lake: The beautiful Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom is famous for its exceptional scenic beauty, lush green surroundings and exciting boat cruises. Over night stay in Kumarkom.
Day 17: Kumarakom - 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 18: Alleppey – Kovalam drive
After your breakfast, disembark from House boat and proceed to Kovalam. Upon arrival check-in to your hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing in Trivandrum, visit Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, Napier museum and Sri Chitra Art Gallery and relax on the beautiful beaches. Overnight at Kovalam.
Day 19: Kovalam
Day at leisure to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 20: Kovalam
Day at leisure to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 21: Kovalam – Trivandrum & flight to Delhi – Onward JourneyAfter breakfast transfer to Trivandrum airport for flight to Delhi and further flight back to home.