Discover India Travel Package
Tour Duration : 19 Nights / 20 Days
Tour Destination : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Mumbai - Cochin - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Kovalam - Trivandrum
Best Tour Package to experience India at it's best
Day 1: Arrive at Delhi
Upon your arrival at the airport, meet our representative awaiting just outside the arrival hall, past the customs area & currency shops. Later at the hotel our representative will brief you about tour starting day after. With a multi-ethnic society, Delhi welcomes all to witness a miniature of the vast Indian subcontinent.
Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing
Start exploring the city from the undulated lanes of Old-Delhi. The attractions here worth visiting first include the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site of Red Fort and the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. The day tour will also include visits to one of the largest brick minarets of the world- Qutab Minar, white lotus shaped Baha’i Temple- Lotus Temple, the stunning Humayun's Tomb built in 1562 CE, and beauteous Laxmi Narayan Temple. Enjoy a drive past monuments of national significance such as President’s House, Parliament House and later enjoy a night view of India Gate under starlit sky.
Day 3: Delhi – Agra
Morning drive to Agra en-route visiting Sikandra. The tomb of Akbar the Great, a magnificent specimen of Mughal architecture is located at Sikandra.On arrival in Agra, check into the hotel. This day is spent exploring the best of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Agra. In afternoon, visit the ultimate emblem of love and an edifice that has most rightly been called a World Wonder- Taj Mahal. Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Taj Mahal is a UNESCO acclaimed site and is called “the jewel of Muslim art in India” for its beauteous design and configuration. Later, visit the imposing structure of Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of public and private audience. Also visit, the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah a replica of Taj Mahal often regarded as a draft of the famous mausoleum was built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father.
Day 4: Agra - Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. The monuments and edifices of Fatehpur Sikri are applauded by UNESCO for they showcase a synthesis of various regional schools of architecture amongst influences of Hindu, Jain and Islamic religions. Explore the beautiful edifices which include Jama Masjid, The Buland Darwaza, palace of Queen Jodha Bai, Birbal's Palace & the tomb of Saint Salim Chisti. On arrival at Jaipur, check in at a heritage hotel and experience Rajput hospitality at its best. Evening visit to Chokhi Dhani, an ethnic village resort. Gaily caparisoned camel, horses and bullock carts offer joy rides and the colourful folk performances brightens up the atmosphere further while you enjoy a typical Rajasthani cuisine.
Day 5: Jaipur Sightseeing
Leave for a 1/2-day sightseeing tour to the hilltop fortress of Amber. A small trek up the hill will be covered while riding an elephant in the royal manner . In the afternoon, tour the old walled city of Jaipur. Visit the unique Jantar Mantar Observatory- an assortment of architectural astronomical structures. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh II it consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time and predicting eclipses etc. Stunning City Palace will be the next destination on this city tour. City Palace is a complex of various palaces in Jaipur which is an erstwhile seat of Maharaja of the region. Drive-by the stunning Hawa Mahal- a palace with hundreds of ornamental windows, built for royal ladies to be able to watch the daily processions of city.
Day 6: Jaipur – Bikaner
Leave for Bikaner, a remote town tucked away in the Thar Desert. Once in Bikaner and after lunch, proceed on a sightseeing tour. The desert town continues to impress with its imposing fort and increased popularity of camel safaris.Take a trip to massive Junagarh Fort, the 5.28 hectares large precinct of the fort is laced with impressive palaces, exquisite temples and pavilions. Laxmi Niwas Palace is the next highlight of the city tour.Built in 1902 Lalgarh Palace is another exquisite structure in the city whose stunning architecture sings the saga of splendour of erstwhile royal age.
Day 7: Bikaner – Jaisalmer
After breakfast, leave for-Jaisalmer. Evening is left free for you to enjoy leisure activities in the hotel at Jaisalmer. Crowned by Jaisalmer Fort the city also offers lots to be seen including museums and havelis.
Day 8: Jaisalmer Sightseeing
After breakfast, treat yourself to a visual feast as you tour the golden city of Jaisalmer. 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, a quaint village with clusters of thatch roof houses. On the sand dunes here, take a sunset ride through the scrubland of Rajasthan on a camel safari that is a lifetime experience.
Day 9: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
After an early morning breakfast, drive to Jodhpur, halting at Osian. Osian's ancient Jain and Vaishnava temples reflect the grandeur of Indian temple architecture. The town is famous for housing a cluster of relics of Brahmanical and Jain temples dating from 8th to 11th centuries. On arrival at Jodhpur the rest of the day is left free for relaxation.The city painted in blue, Jodhpur is the renowned Blue City of Rajasthan. Featuring various forts, palaces and temples in the middle of stark landscape of Thar Desert, Jodhpur paints the region in the colour of royalty. The houses painted in blue colour around and the vibrant bazaars add joviality to the deserted region.
Day 10: Jodhpur Sightseeing
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for a sightseeing tour of the erstwhile capital of Marwar, the south-western region of Rajasthan. 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 village to experience rustic Rajasthani life. The drive through the countryside abounds with black bucks and chinkaras grazing serenely and migratory birds dot the skies.
Day 11: Jodhpur – Udaipur
After breakfast leave for Udaipur. En route visit the Jain temples of Ranakpur, famous for their intricate friezes and sculptures. (Optional - lunch in the temple or at Maharani Bagh, Ranakpur at extra charge). Later in the day arrive at enchanting, medieval city of Udaipur and check-in at the Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur. Laced with scenic lakes, Udaipur is truly an oasis in the middle of desert region of Rajasthan. Its magnificence and splendour is further enhanced with the presence of various grand edifices reminiscent of the splendid era of royalty. Enjoy a leisurely late afternoon cruise on the shimmering waters of Lake Pichola.
Day 12: Udaipur Sightseeing
Let the glorious sunrise dazzle you at breakfast. The breathtaking beauty of the lakes- Pichola & Fateh Sagar truly makes Udaipur an oasis in the desert. Morning excursion to the famous temple complex of Eklingji & Nagda. Wander through the opulent City Palace grounds and the museum. Overlooking the gorgeous Lake Pichola, City Palace complex has several beauteous palace structures inside showcasing a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles with picture perfect backdrop. Visit the Jagdish temple on the shores of Lake Pichola a large Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple situated on a raised terrain was built in 1651 and forms a beautiful pyramidal shape. A visit to the temple will not only be of religious experience, but will also impress you with the architectural brilliance of the age of royalty.
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 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.
Day 14: Cochin – Thekkady
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a sightseeing city tour of Cochin. A vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of Indian peninsula, Cochin is an important port city ideally called the Gateway to Kerala. The city has emerged as a significant commercial and industrial hub of the state and on your drive to the hotel you will come across various local industries such as coir making, toddy tapping, spice producing and pot making and more. The city situated on a cluster of islands is owner of one of the best natural harbours in the world. Set on an exciting sojourn to various historic and political sites of the city. On today's sightseeing tour you explore St. Francis Church and Jewish Synagogue and more. The Mattancherry Palace features Kerala murals displaying Hindu temple art, portraits of former Kings of Kochi. Also visit & Chinese fishing net exhibiting a unique method of catching fish by local fishermen by lining the net by the sea front.
Later leave for Thekkady by road.
Day 15: Thekkady Sightseeing
Set on a jeep safari inside Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary situated on the banks of the Periyar Lake. The sanctuary is one of the biggest natural reserves in India which covers about 777 km squares Also, visit a spice plantation in the vicinity later and return to the hotel for night stay.
Return to the hotel for a screening of wildlife movie, followed by dinner.
Day 16: Thekkady - Kumarakom
On this day you will proceed to Kumarakom- the charming emerald peninsula sticking out into the ever-sparkling Vembanad Lake which will take you into the heart of the scenic land where you'll come across plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes. Reach Kumarakom where you will be accommodated in a fine jungle resort for you to maintain a close association with Mother Nature throughout your stay. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is an ornithologist's paradise for it is a favourite haunt of beauteous migratory birds such as Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. 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. Following dinner, enjoy optional night fishing at Kumarakom (no extra cost).
Day 17: Houseboat stay
Today will be one of the most memorable experience of your tour. You journey on the clear backwaters while cruising on a traditional houseboat, Kettuvallam. This is the undoubtedly the best way to travel across Kerala backwaters for this way one gets to travel at one’s own speed and thus to enjoy the pristine environs of the region completely at peace. The Kettuvallams were originally used as grain barges to transport the rice grown alongside the backwaters. These traditionally furnished but comfortable houseboats are equipped with a living room and bedroom (en suite bathroom).
While sailing these canal routes you will come across scenes from everyday life at Kerala such as villages, paddy fields, coconut palms, fisherman and more. Travel at your speed and let yourself loose amidst the enchanting panorama that surrounds you.
Day 18: Kumarakom – Kovalam
After breakfast transfer to Kovalam. A popular sea-side beach resort, Kovalam offers unique beaches in a range of colours from white to black sands. This internationally renowned beach town is a favourite haunt of tourists looking to spend laid-back vacations amidst beauteous environs. A former favourite jaunt of hippies, this tropical beach town is known for its picture perfect looks, traditional fishing villages providing a refreshing India tour experience. Some popular beaches are: Samudra beach, Aluwa beach, Lighthouse beach and Ashok Beach.
Day 19: Kovalam Sightseeing
Relaxed day at Kovalam. The town known as “Paradise of South India” appears soothing to the eye with its stretches of balmy sands and endless parallel lanes of coconut groves. Swimming and bathing here is very refreshing and also the safest. So much so that one can keep walking about 100 meters into the sea without losing hold of the ground. The underwater magic here is most enchanting which are visible as you snorkel deep inside the ocean. The calm bay of blue waters is the ideal location to tie that hammock or to indulge in playful castle making competitions.
Day 20: Kovalam – Trivandrum - Mumbai
After breakfast, depart for the Trivandrum airport for flight to Mumbai. On arrival, you can go for a short sightseeing tour of Mumbai, if time permits before the onward flight back home.