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Blend of Majestic Rajasthan with Scenic South India Tour
Delhi – Udaipur – Chittourgarh – Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur – Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri  –
Agra – Sikandra Mathura – Delhi – Bangalore – Srirangapatnam Mysore – Ooty –
Coonoor
– Cochin – Munnar – Periyar – Alleppey – Cochin
19 Nights / 20 Days


01 Day: Arrival Delhi:
Welcome at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, our representative assist and escort you by a private car and transfer to the pre-booked hotel. After your check in, you will be given all the required documents related to your tour plan; he will explain all your queries and feedback about the entire tour plan. If you are arriving by morning flight, after relaxation you can take a short tour of the sightseeing of the city; otherwise take the rest and overnight at the hotel in Delhi.

02 Day: Delhi:
After breakfast sightseeing tour to explore the historic city, firstly visiting Old Delhi: (Shahajahanabad) the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest and most splendid mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, Rajghat, memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, where he was cremated. Later in you opt cycle rickshaw ride past through the bustling and colorful bazaar of Chandani Chowk. The sightseeing continue to explore the best tourist attractions of New Delhi include President House (Rashtrapati Bhawan), the regal residence of British rulers, a palace built for British Viceroys. India gate, this monument was built to honour and tribute to the Indian soldiers, sacrificed themselves during the Afghan war, then visiting Birla Mandir (Laxmi Narayan Temple) built by wealthiest Birla family. Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple, Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; in the evening witness the light and sound show at Red fort. The show projects splendid history of 5000 years old city, a truly memorable experience. Return to the hotel for overnight at the hotel.

03 Day: Delhi – Udaipur (By Air):
Early morning, check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight for Udaipur. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Later take a sightseeing tour of the city, visiting City Palace built in 1559, a small palace over looking at the Lake Pichola, the additions were made to it by successive Kings of Udaipur gradually evolved become the largest place in Rajasthan, Main attraction of Place are Durbar Hall, Crystal Gallery, Palace Museum and Jagdish Temple. Later visit Saheli Ki Bari that is a small ornamental garden built in the honour of Royal Ladies for recreational purpose and visit Lok Kala Mandal collection of folk art items like folk dresses, ornaments, puppets ,masks, dolls folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. Opened seven days a week, puppet shows and folk dancing are conducted every evening from 1800 to 1900 in an adjacent open air theatre. Followed by visit Eklingji & Nagda Temples - built in white marble with a double storied porch on the bank of Lake Bageela - 22 kms from Udaipur. After visit drive back to Udaipur. Overnight at the hotel.

04 Day: Udaipur – Chittourgarh – Udaipur (Excursion 115 kms one way) :
After breakfast, take an excursion to Chittourgarh, spread over 13 square kms, unlike other forts you can explore this fort by the vehicle you are travelling, Chittourgarh fort is the mightiest Fort in Indian History, The pride and glory of Rajasthan. A ruined citadel, where the royal past lives in its imposing forts, graceful palaces and spectacular 'chhatris'in the fort vicinity visit Kirti Stambha, Rana-Kumbha Palace, Padmini Palace, Meera Temple and Kumbha Shyam Temple and Kalika Mata Temple, State Archaeological Museum. Later drive back to Udaipur. Later in the evening you can take Boat ride at Lake Pichola and also you may take dinner at Lake Palace Hotel, (of your own) located amidst the Lake. Overnight at the hotel.

05 Day: Udaipur – Jodhpur (280 kms: 6 hrs):
After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Jodhpur. En route take a halt at Ranakpur to visit the ancient Jain Temples, built in the 12th Century – this group of temples is made of intricately sculpted white marble, with more than 100 beautifully carved pillars, each carved differently from the other. One can have lunch at Maharani Bagh Hotel in Ranakpur and visit to local families on the way. After visit continue to drive to Jodhpur. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the evening you may opt to explore the local market, visiting various authentic restaurants. You may choose ‘On the rocks’ an open air restaurants with Rajasthani hospitality, offering authentic food and folk music and dance. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

06 Day: Jodhpur – Jaipur (330 kms: 7 hrs):
Today morning  after breakfast, take the sightseeing tour of the city, visiting massive Mehrangarh Fort, wonderful Jaswant Thada (Mausoleums of the great Rajput King: Jaswant Singh), Umaid Bhawan Palace and museum – India is one of most imposing and regal palaces,   built by Maharaja Umaid Singh, designed by of famous architect Edwardian and Henry Vaughan Lanchester. Later check out from the hotel and drive to Jaipur. On arrival transfer to the hotel. You can explore the bustling market by hoping onto a cycle rickshaw ride. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

07 Day: Jaipur:
Today after breakfast take a sightseeing tour firstly visiting magnificent Amber Fort, situated 11 kms built by Rajpoot King Man Singh in 15th century, the fort houses large gateways, stairways, beautiful palaces, courts and pillared pavilions: Sheesh Mahal, Jas Mandir, Jali Screens. The fort can be access by elephant ride, later another mighty and majestic Nagargarh fort, which is nearby to Amber fort. Later return back to the city, visiting imperial ‘City Palace’, a miraculous places to witness the real Rajasthani and Mughal architecture and culture. The present residence of the royal family of Jaipur. Splendid Jantar Mantar observatory: innovated and constructed by Jaipur King Swai Jai Singh, he built 5 observatories, and Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of them. Visiting splendid Hawa Mahal, also known ‘Palace of Winds’ built with a concept for the woman of royal families to speculate the royal ceremonies and festivals being hidden from the public eyes, both the monuments are in City Palace campus. The afternoon is for relaxation. In the evening you can explore the bustling market of Jaipur by cycle rickshaw ride, which is paradise for shopping lovers, worldly famous for hand woven carpet, precious stones, handicraft, marble, textile, blue pottery, handmade papers, later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

08 Day: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (240 kms: 5 hrs):
Today morning after breakfast check out the jungle resort and drive to Agra. Enroute stop over at Fatehpur Sikri, the old deserted town of the Mughal kingdom, built in red sandstone in honour of Saint Salim Chisti who blessed birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar. It is an example of robust stability combined with originality. It is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important structure here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwane e Khas; Punch Mahal, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza, one of the largest and tallest gateways in the world.  Later continue drive to Agra. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the evening one should visit Oswal Emporium to watch  the replica of Taj Mahal it took 10 years for the artists to build this artistic epitome, also enjoy light and sound show “Mohabbat-the-Taj: the saga of love”, the only show of its kind in India! Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

09 Day: Agra:
Early morning visit world’s most popular and beautiful monument:  Taj Mahal with its’ fabulous view at the time of sunrise. Taj Mahal, beautiful architectural monument among the 7 wonders of the world; this historical masterpiece is illustration of the fusion of diverse architectural styles. Taj Mahal is crown of all the loveliest buildings in the world, a symbol of eternal love. The tour continues to visit Agra Fort, was built in 1576 AD., by great Mughal Emperor Akbar, structured and designed with red stoned  barricaded; in the fort you will find most splendid Pearl Mosque and various other classic example of art:  Jahangir Mahal, Moti Masjid, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Am, Meena Bazaar and Musamman Bhurj where from Emperor Shahjahan, prisoner of his son rebellious Aurangzeb, he put his father in the cell of Agra fort, where from he could see his love reflecting through the Taj Mahal, where his loveliest wife was cremated. The sightseeing continues visiting Itmad-Ud-Daulah: is the perfectly proportioned marble mausoleum Itmad-ud-Daulah. Noor Jehan constructed this splendid marble monument in her father's memory. This double storied marble tomb is replete with mosaic, inlaid with semi-precious stones. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.

10 Day: Agra – Mathura – Sikandra – Delhi (210 kms: 4 hrs) – Bangalore (By Air):
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Delhi. On the way visit at ‘Sikandra, a marvelous mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar, spectacularly designed structure of Hindu and Muslim architecture, afterwards proceed to Delhi. You may opt to stop over at Mathura- Vrindavan, the birth palace of Lord Krishna, to visit some of notable temples Bankey Bihari and Iskcon. Later continue to drive to Delhi, On arrival, transfer to the airport to board the scheduled evening flight for Bangalore. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

11 Day: Bangalore:
After Breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of the city. Bangalore is one of the most attractive cities in India with its beautiful parks avenues and impressive buildings. It is also known as the Silicon Valley of India. Visit Lal Baugh - Regarded as one of the most richly diverse Botanical Garden's in South Asia; it derives its name from the profusion of Red roses which are in bloom here, Cubbon Park - Named after Mark Cubbon, Bangalore's longest-serving commissioner, this beautifully laid out park spreads over 300 acres in the heart of the city. The Bull Temple - The 4.57 m high and 6.10 meters long image is carved out of single granite rock, Tipu’s Palace - The summer palace of Tipu Sultan later followed by visit to Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple - the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is carved out of a monolithic stone. Iskcon Temple – located on a seven-acre hillock, known as the 'Hare Krishna Hill', the gorgeous deities of the lord Sri Radha Krishna and the pure spiritual atmosphere make the pilgrimage a lasting memory. Also visit, Vishweshwaraiah Technological Museum, Vidhana Soudha. In the evening you can visit Ulsoor Lake. Overnight at the hotel.

12 Day: Bangalore – Srirangapatnam – Mysore (140 kms: 3 hrs):
After an early breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Mysore. Enroute visit the Srirangapatnam (20 kms from Mysore) to visit Fort and Sri Ranganathaswami Temple. After sightseeing continues drive to Mysore, on arrival transfer to the hotel, Mysore is the Sandalwood and Incense Capital of the World & some of India’s finest Crafts, such as Printed Silk, Inlaid, Furniture and Ivory Carvings are also found here. Also known as the City of Palaces, Mysore retains a quaint charm that never fails to enchant. After relaxation take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting Brindavan gardens & spectacular musical fountains, followed by flower and sandal wood market, handicraft museum. Overnight at the hotel.

13 Day: Mysore
After breakfast visit the Palace of the Maharaja (Emperor) built in 1911 – 1912. The palace is a harmonious synthesis of the Hindu and saracenic styles of architecture with magnificent archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures. Also visit the St. Philomenas cathedral followed by a drive up to Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple and a panoramic view of Mysore. On the way back, see the Nandi Bull. Evening is free for leisure, or you may opt to visit to the local market to enjoy the local food, offered by various restaurants. Overnight at the hotel.

14 Day: Mysore – Ooty (170 kms: 4 hrs):
After breakfast check out the hotel and depart for Ooty, on arrival check into the hotel. Ooty is fondly known as the 'Queen of Hill Stations', Ooty is snugly ensconced in the heart of the Nilgiris. Dotted with undulating hills, sparkling waterfalls, gurgling brooks and lush green tea gardens, this tranquil haven is sure to capture the hearts of every visitor. Later take a sightseeing tour of Ooty enjoy the scenic surroundings, the Botanical Garden a wealth of variety of plants that include different types of roses, imported shrubs, rare flowering plants, eucalyptus trees, several old trees and even a fossilized tree trunk that is 20 million years old, followed by boat rides and fishing, a visit to the Ooty Lake is a must. Besides these, there are various viewpoints like Lamb’s Rock, Kodanadu and Dodabetta Peak is the highest point in the district at a height of 2623 meters. Provided the day is clear, one can see as far as the plains of Coimbatore and the Mysore plateau. Overnight at the hotel.


14 Day: Ooty – Coonoor – Ooty (1 hr drive):
After breakfast the sightseeing tour starts with toy train runs between Ooty and the near-by-town of Coonoor. The ride on the UNESCO World Heritage train provides breathtaking views of forests, sloping hillocks and verdant tea gardens, during the day visiting, Rose Garden: laid on 10 acres of land, having around 3600 varieties of roses, Connor: Sims Park: is a 12-hectare park in Coonoor, which exhibits over 1000 species of plants, If you love trekking visit to The Droog, used by as an outpost by Tipu Sultan, stands 6,000 feet height overlooking the plains, it is around 3 kms trekking. Later drive back to Ooty for overnight stay.

15 Day: Ooty – Cochin (300 kms – 7 hrs):
After early breakfast check out and drive to Cochin. On arrival transfer to the hotel. In the evening take Boat Trip along the Palm Fringed Lakes & Backwaters of the Area; Fort Cochin famous for Chinese fishing nets, scenic beaches and architectural style of ancient buildings. Later enjoy the Kathakali, one of India's most famous Classical dances. Lavish Costumes & Exotic makeup & Masks intensify the beauty of the dancers, intricate moments. Overnight at Cochin.

16 Day: Cochin – Munnar (120 kms: 3 hrs):
After breakfast, take a city tour of the Cochin city; At St. Frances Church see the town of Vasco da Gama. The Jewish Synagogue, built in 1568 in the old part of Mattancherry Town, is one of the oldest lively synagogues.  Mattancherry “Dutch” Palace has an incomparable collection of huge Kerala Temple murals, exhibits & portraits. You may also visit the famous Hill Palace Museum, the largest archaeological and heritage museum in Kerala.  Later check out the hotel and drive to Munnar. En route stop over at speculative Cheyyappara Waterfalls. During the drive to Munnar, you can see tea gardens spread like a green carpet over hundreds of miles, lush green hills, and a place so difficult to articulate. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Munnar is located in the Idukki district of Kerala. The word “Munnar” means three rivers. 3 mountain streams (Madurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala) meet here in Munnar. During the British rule in India, Munnar was the summer resort of the Government officials. The natural beauty, calmness and mild cold climate throughout the year make it favorite amongst tourists. There are about 30 tea plantations in and around Munnar. You can take a short tour of the Munnar hill station exploring tea gardens and the panoramic view of the hills, lakes and forests of this wonderful hill station. Overnight at the hotel.

17 Day: Munnar:
After breakfast, visit to Pothamedu which offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and Long Mountain walks. Visit the tea factory and the museum here. Later visit at Devikulam (7 km from Munnar). This idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience. Also take sightseeing towards Mattupetty Side, where you can visit the Photo point, Mattupetty Dam, Echo point (The natural Echo phenomenon is always happening here), Shooting point and the Kundale Lake. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

18 Day: Munnar – Periyar (160 kms: 3 hrs):
After breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Periyar. On arrival, transfer to the Jungle Resort. After refreshment visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, discover the park, animals found here include elephant, gaur and wild boars and birds like ibis and grey heron. Later take a boating at Periyar Lake to view animals with a bit of extra luck we may be able to see the rare tiger as well. Later take a spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc. on your way back to the hotel, you could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

19 Day: Periyar – Alleppey (140 kms: 3 hrs) Backwaters tours through sailing boat):
After breakfast checkout the hotel and drive for Alleppey, on arrival embark at the houseboat. The day for the journey of backwaters in the boat, through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters of Alleppey by regattas (snake boats) for which Kerala is very famous, while sailing enjoy palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals are panoramic sights one can never forget. The Chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of our past trade links, are also found on the way. Flocks of duck swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures reflecting the charm of this tourist land, you also enjoy fishing from the houseboats, evening enjoy sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats, The Houseboats have generated electricity; sitting cum dining area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a Chef, and Srank (Driver). Dinner and overnight at the houseboat.

20 Day: Alleppey – Cochin (55 kms: 1 hrs) – Hometown (By Air):
After morning after breakfast disembark from the houseboat and drive to Cochin and transfer to the airport to board the flight for hometown. Tour concludes here with happy memories.

Tour Packages in USD Per Person

Package
01 Pax
02 Pax
04 Pax
Extra Pax
Premium
5380
2950
2350
1300
Superior
3980
2540
1990
1000
Standard
2950
1980
1590
610

Accommodation:

Sector
Premium ( 5 Star) 
Superior ( 4 Star)
Standard ( 3 Star)
Delhi
Claridges
The Park/ The Royal Plaza
Grand Sartaj Hotel
Udaipur
The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace
Rajputana Justa Resorts
Ram Pratap Palace
Jodhpur
Taj Gateway
Ranbanka
Lords Inn Hotel
Jaipur
ITC Rajputana
Alsisar Haveli
Mandawa Haveli
Agra
Taj Gateway
Four Points by Sheraton
Utkarsh Vilas
Bangalore
The Park
The Chancery
Hotel Sandesh
Mysore
Windflower Resort and Spa/ Regaalis
Sandesh the Prince
President
Ooty
Gem Park
Fortune Sullivan
Meadows/ Kings Cliff
Cochin
Trident
Dream Cochin
Abad Plaza
Munnar
Tea County
Silver Tips
Copper Castle
Periyar
Wild Corridor/ Elephant Court
Wilderness
Green Forest/ Tree Top
Alleppey
A/C Luxury Houseboat
A/C Deluxe Houseboat
Deluxe Houseboat

The above Tour Package is valid from 1st April 2016 to 30th September 2016.

Services Included:

  1. Hotel accommodation with breakfast and all luxury taxes.
  2. Extra Supplement staying in the double room with extra bed with breakfast and other services.
  3. A/C Car with English speaking driver throughout the tour for all transfers, sightseeing, intercity travel etc as per the above tour programme.
  4. The transportation services in inclusive of all toll taxes, fuel cost, vehicle insurance, driver allowance (Stay and food), parking charges.
  5. English Speaking Guide during city tours, historical places, ancient temples, monuments (Guides are not required/ available at places like religious temples, beaches, mosques, hill stations).
  6. Elephant ride ascending the amber fort for each pax in Jaipur
  7. 01 Cycle Rickshaw Ride for each pax in Jaipur
  8. 01 Light & Sound Show for each pax at Red Fort, Delhi and Jaipur.
  9. 01 Kathakali Dance Show in Cochin
  10. Entrance of Tea Gardens during plantation tour in Munnar. 
  11. Alleppey Houseboat accommodation inclusive of all meals.
  12. Entry ticket to Spice plantation in Periyar.

Not Included:

  1. Any domestic Train/ Air fare
  2. 3.09% Government service tax on the total tour cost.
  3. Expenditure pertaining to personal nature: like mineral water,  portage, laundry, tips, phone calls etc.,
  4. Monuments charges/Entrance fees/Safari/Any event/ New Year Gala or any Festival Gala Dinner at actual directly payable by the guest.
  5. Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and starters
  6. Vehicle use for those places /excursions not included in the tour plan.
  7. Medical and travel insurance.
  8. Anything not specifically mentioned in the “included” section.

Note:

  1. In case of non-availability of the above hotels similar category of hotels will be provided.
  2. Child over 6 years with extra bed in parents room with breakfast (directly payable to the hotel on actual basis)
  3. Any additional visit to any sightseeing places, food, entry fees or any other services will be on extra cost.
  4. 5 Star Deluxe luxury hotels package can be worked out according to the date of travel and destinations. 
  5. Tour cost subject to change on ground of unexpected hike due to government taxes, fuel cost and other unseen reasons with prior information to the guest before commencement of the tour.