Rajasthan Independent tour collection

The wonderful amalgamation of age old traditions, intriguing cultures and warm welcoming hospitality can be only experienced in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan Kerala Discovery

Delhi sightseeing is first on the list. On the next day, fly to the desert city of Jodhpur where you'll view attractions like the Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada. Head to Udaipur, the 'City of Lakes' while making a visit to the world-renowned Jain temples of Ranakpur en route. Once in Udaipur, enjoy visiting the City Palace, the Lake Palace and the Lake Pichola among others. Leave for the holy town of Pushkar, also the venue for the very famous 'Pushkar Camel Fair'. Seek the blessings of the sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer. Step into the city of Jaipur for a full day of guided sightseeing. Next, find yourself in the city of Agra to experience the heart-stirring beauty of the Taj Mahal and the massive Agra Fort. Get back to Delhi for your flight to Cochin in Kerala. Cochin is a popular backwater destination. Here, you'll also see the famed Chinese fishing nets and a number of churches. Reach Munnar for a wonderful tea plantation tour. Enjoy a boat cruise to explore the wildlife of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady. After a houseboat backwater tour of Alleppey and Kumarakom, get back to Cochin to travel back home.

Trip Overview
Travel type : Group Travel
Travel scale : Cultural / Discover
Trip length : 16 Nights / 17 Days
Start point : Delhi, India
End point : Cochin, India
Region : North / South India
Trip Inclusions
Accommodation
13 Nights in handpicked hotels, 01 night at camp
Transport
All ground transport for sightseeing trips
Guides Services
Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours
Meals
14 Breakfasts, 02 Dinners
Activities
Rickshaw ride, Elephant ride, Folk dances, camel ride
Other Services
Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Our office person will meet & welcome you on your arrival at Delhi international airport. He will take you to your pre booked hotel for check in by a private car. Delhi, the capital city of autonomous India rewards the resolute visitors with many monuments and two old capital buildings complexes with the present seat of Govt., planned by the British engineer Sir Edwin Lutyens. International hotels, shopping, and fine eating place thrive. Overnight in Delhi.

Included meals: no meal included
Included entrances: no visit & sightseeing

Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing

Morning after having healthy breakfast, head for a full day city tour of Old Delhi & New Delhi. First move for Old Delhi visiting numerous splendid monuments in the city relating the story of history - Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk market by rickshaw and Rajghat (Gandhi memorial) are very old & interesting monuments of Delhi. Tourists love to explore these monuments in their Delhi tour. Later move to New Delhi visiting India Gate, President House, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple, and Qutub Minar the tallest tower of India. Evening is free for shopping and independent activities. Overnight in Delhi.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Qutub Minar&Humayun's Tomb

Day 03: Delhi – Jodhpur (by flight)

Today get in time transfer to the Delhi airport to board your flight to Jodhpur. On arrival at Jodhpur check into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed. Later proceed for city tour, Jodhpur is popularly known as the "Sun City" because it enjoys the bright & sunny weather all around the year. The second largest city in the state of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is a fortified city and a major tourist attraction in the country. The gateway of the vast Thar Desert, Jodhpur is crowned by the massive Mehrangarh Fort which is the major attraction of the city. Some other attractions of the city are the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace – a luxurious palace & hotel and the Jaswant Thada – a white marble cenotaph. Evening is free at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel, Jodhpur.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada

Day 04: Jodhpur – Udaipur (275 kms / 06 hrs)

After having breakfast at the hotel we shall take you to Udaipur enroute visiting the renowned Ranakpur Jain temples complex, which is the most spectacular and one of the biggest Jain Temples in India. These temples are great piece of carvings and architecture, the marvelously carved 1444 pillars supporting 29 halls is eye catching. Later continue drive to Udaipur, upon arrival check into hotel. Overnight is in Udaipur.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: No sightseeing

Day 05: Udaipur Sightseeing

After a relaxed breakfast at the hotel as a part of Imperial Rajasthan Tour proceed for sightseeing of the Romantic City – Udaipur. Established by Maharaja Udai Singh on the suggestion of a sage this picturesque city of Udaipur has many attractions to see that will surely allure you. Some of major tourist attractions are the magnificent City Palace, the Lake Palace, the Pichola Lake, the Fateh Sagar Lake, Sahelion-ki-Bari, the Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir, the Jagmandir, and Jagdish Temple etc. After exploring the beautiful city of lakes and palaces return to the hotel for overnight stay at Udaipur.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: City Palace, Sahelion ki Bari, the Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir, Jagmandir

Day 06: Udaipur – Pushkar (280 kms / 06 hrs)

Morning leave for Pushkar enroute visiting Ajmer the Dargah generally recognized as Dargah Sharif, it is the holy place of the Sufi spiritualist Khawaja Moenuddin Chisti, famous as Garib Nawaz who has his final resting place here at Ajmer. After lunch leave for Pushkar, upon arrival check into hotel. After wash & change head for a city tour of Pushkar visiting the famed Brahma Temple the only temple devoted to Lord Brahma in the world. Blessed with artistic merge, it is the place for the well known Pushkar Fair, with citizens coming from all over Asia to buy and sell cattle's and camels. Also visit the Ghats as the town has stunning 53 bathing Ghats surrounded by as many as 500 temples each having its own amazing character and powers of curative and with diverse architectural styles. Eveninf is free at leisure. Overnight is in Pushkar.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Sightseeing

Day 07: Pushkar - Jaipur (150 kms / 03 hrs)

After breakfast leave for Jaipur - the City of victory, founded in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. This place is a wonderful mixture of architectural powers - Hindu, Jain and Mughal. It is a well intended city, developed from rose-coloured terra cotta - that has given it the name 'Pink City'. The markets swarm with local people and tourists, camels, horses and a huge number of wide ranging vehicles, while around them appear the wonderful palaces and architectural buildings. On arrival check in at the hotel and overnight stay is in Jaipur.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: No sightseeing

Day 08: Jaipur Sightseeing

After breakfast leave for Amber Fort hovering on top of the hill and enjoy the elephant ride to reach the top of the fort. If you see from summit of the fort you will have a picturesque view of the entire city of Jaipur. After lunch head for city tour visiting City Palace- housing the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev temple and its Museum. Jantar Mantar - it will give you great information about the exorbitant instruments that use to work in the past era. Hawa Mahal- you will be bewitched viewing the decorative portico of this "Palace of Winds", with its fine trelliswork, complicated balconies with 953 slots and windows. Evenings free for independent activities - visit the colorful bazaars of Jaipur. Overnight stay is in Jaipur.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantra & Hawa Mahal

Day 09: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (238 kms / 05 hrs)

Morning leave for Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted city built in red sandstone. It's a real legend town and its "ruins" are in immaculate condition. Also visit the Buland Darwaza, the major gateway in the world. Fatehpur Sikri a must visit destination. Upon arrival check into your designated hotel and after wash & change proceed for city tour of Agra visiting Taj Mahal the religious organism for every tourist's visit to Agra. Shah Jahan built this monument in the loving memory of his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. You will wonder at the sight that the huge Taj took 22 years to be finished employing roughly 20,000 staff. Don't overlook to note the imprinted statue that was once inflated with valuable stones and jewels. Overnight stay is in Agra.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal

Day 10: Agra – Delhi (204 kms / 04 hrs)

After breakfast head to visit the huge building called "Agra Fort" - a massive monument ensconced with lots of palaces, gardens, the picture perfect Pearl Mosque. You will have a splendid view of Taj Mahal from the fort, which is one of the main attractions. Later visit Itmad-ud-Daulah tomb made by Empress Noor Jehan in sweet memories of her father. The cores of the tomb are worth a visit, as they are measured better than the Taj. Later drive back to Delhi, upon arrival check into your designated hotel for overnight stay is in Delhi.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Agra Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daulah tomb

Day 11: Delhi – Cochin (by flight)

After breakfast on time transfer to Delhi airport to board the flight for your first destination in Kerala - Cochin. Upon arrival at Cochin airport our representative shall meet and assist you to the hotel. After wash & change you can explore the city on your own. In the evening, enjoy the Kathakali dance performance at the nearby theatre. Overnight is in Cochin.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Kathakali dance performance

Day 12: Cochin – Munnar (140 Kms / 4 Hrs)

Morning proceed for guided sightseeing tour of Cochin - visiting the famous Mattanchery Palace, St. Francis Church, Wellington Island, Bolgatty Island, Chinese Fishing nets and Jewish Synagogue. Later head towards the next destination called "Munnar". Upon arrival check into your pre booked hotel. This town is covered with tea plantations; the small hill station is blessed with awesome natural scenic beauty. Located at an altitude of 1525mt, the environment here best suits your body to get tranquiller from the bundle and activity of usual city life. Tea and cardamom plantations attract everyone at once when you are in Munnar. The high mountain ranges, lakes, streams and wonderful view of Tea garden is simply mesmerizing for all. Overnight stay is in Munnar.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Mattanchery Palace, Chinese Fishing nets, Jewish Synagogue

Day 13: Munnar – Thekkady (120 Kms / 4 Hrs)

Have having breakfast leave for Thekkady, which is mainly famed for housing Periyar National Park, upon arrival check into hotel. Periyar Wildlife sanctuary is extended over an area of around 776 sq km and it has about 36 tigers and leopards housed in it. Still sighting a tiger in Periyar is a rare incidence, but not impossible obviously. The park includes a 27 sq km artificial lake and it is the home of sambar, wild boars, elephants and bison's, which can be seen on the banks of the lake during a thrilling boat cruise. Periyar is blessed by nature and has massive tea, coffee, black pepper and cardamom plantations and has lush green hills. Afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Periyar to view the wildlife actionsat close range. Overnight stay is in Thekkady.

Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Included entrances: Periyar Wildlife sanctuary, Lake Periyar

Day 14: Periyar – Kumarakom (130 Kms / 4 Hrs)

After breakfast leave for homeland of the stunning backwater city of Kerala called "Kumarakom". Later drive to Kumarakom enroute visiting Kottayam which lies 98 kms from Cochin. It habitats numerous churches and is famed for its rubber farm. Kottayam is jut 17 kms away from Kumarakom and Vembanad Lake. Backwater activity, rubber, tea, coffee, pepper and cardamom plantation are some of the attracting features of Kumarakom. On arrival check in at the hotel/resort at Kumarakom. Rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy the beautiful destination. Overnight stay is in Kumarakom.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Kottayam rubber farm, Kumarakom bird sanctuary

Day 15: Kumarakom – Alleppey (by Houseboat)

After breakfast embark the Kerala's famous Houseboat, commonly recognized as 'Kettuvalam', for a journey to the stunning and scenic backwater of Kerala. Enjoy the memorable lunch & dinner below the million stars, while traveling through the backwaters in your houseboat. All meals will be served in houseboat. Overnight is in Houseboat.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included entrances: Sightseeing

Day 16: Alleppey – Cochin (65 Kms / 1 Hr)

After breakfast disembark houseboat and leave for Cochin. On arrival check in at the hotel and after wash & change proceed for city tour of Cochin visiting Jewish Synagogue - The oldest synagogue in India constructed in 1567 AD, St. Francis Church - made in AD 1504 by Portuguese Franciscan friars, Dutch Palace - made by Portuguese in 1558 as a gift for Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Cochin. Evening enjoy the Kathakali dance performance nearby the theatre. Overnight is in Cochin.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Dutch Palace

Day 17: Cochin Departure

Early in the morning transfer to Cochin airport to board flight for onward destination/ back home.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: No sightseeing
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