Duration: 20 Nights / 21 Days
Places Covered: Delhi - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi - Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Mumbai
Day Tour 1 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Overnight Delhi.
Day Tour 2 : Delhi / Jodhpur
After breakfast city tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi covering Birla Temple, India gate, Parliament area, Government buildings, Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar, Gandhi memorial, Jama Masjid. Evening transfer to railway-station for overnight train journey to Jodhpur.
Day Tour 3 : Jodhpur
After b/fast, visit the magnificent Meherangarh fort. Afternoon, go out to a Bishnoi village, where you will meet coloful tribal people and witness their village life.
Overnight at hotel.
Day Tour 4 : Jodhpur / Jaisalmer
After breakfast, Day free in Jodhpur. Checkout from the hotel at 1200 hrs. Late evening transfer to railway-station for overnight train journey to Jaisalmer.
Day Tour 5 : Jaisalmer
Morning arrive Jaisalmer. Transfer to hotel. After b/fast, city tour visiting Fort, bazzars & the old mansions known as "havelis". Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work and people are still living in these havelis. Afternoon, drive outside the city to see Amar Sagar lake and to Sunset Point for a superb view of the city. Overnight at the hotel.. Overnight Jaisalmer.
Day Tour 6 : Jaisalmer / Jodhpur
After breakfast, Day free in Jaisalmer. Checkout from the hotel at 1200 hrs. Late evening transfer to railway-station for overnight train journey to Jodhpur
Day Tour 7 : Jodhpur / Udaipur
Morning arrive Jodhpur and transfer to a hotel for wash and change in public rooms followed by breakfast and drive to Udaipur visiting Ranakpur Temples enroute. Ranakpur - 98 kms from Udaipur, the Jain Temples has grand structures and beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. Arrive Udaipur and transfer to hotel. Overnight Udaipur.
Day Tour 8 : Udaipur
After breakfast, city tour visiting City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum ). Evening boat ride at Lake Pichola. Overnight Udaipur.
Day Tour 9 : Udaipur / Jaipur
After breakfast, morning free. Checkout at 1200 hrs. Evening transfer to railway-station for overnight train journey to Jaipur
Day Tour 10 : Jaipur
Morning arrive Jaipur. Transfer to hotel. After breakfast, visit The Amber Fort known for its rich culture and heritage also take an elephant ride in Amber Fort. Afternoon city tour covering Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Royal Observatory & Bazaar. Overnight at hotel.
Day Tour 11 : Jaipur / Agra
Morning free. Later transfer to rail-station for Agra train. Late evening arrive Agra. Transfer to hotel. Overnight Agra.
Day Tour 12 : Agra / Delhi
After breakfast, half Day city tour visiting Taj Mahal, Red fort, Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb. Check-out at 1200 hrs. Evening transfer to railway- station to catch the train for New Delhi. Arrive New Delhi and transfer to airport for return flight.
Day Tour 13: Arrive Cochin: Ex - Delhi or Mumbai
Arrival and transfer to Hotel. Evening Sunset cruise to view Chinese fishing nets and visiting Bolghaty Island. Later view traditional kathakali classical dances. Overnight Cochin.
Day Tour 14: Cochin - Periyar (03 hrs)
Proceed by road to Periyar. Check into Spice Village, set in the heart of the cardamom hills of Kerala. The village lies just outside Periyar Tiger Reserve and a stay here is a perfect way to appreciate the environment. This is a place for anyone who Loves nature to fill your lungs with fresh air, to savour the rich fragrance of cinnamon and cloves or to watch young elephants at the water's edge. Day at leisure to visit nearby coffee plantations, spice gardens with pepper vines or a trek deep into the tropical forest. Overnight at Hotel.
Day Tour 15: Periyar
Tour of Periyar wildlife sanctuary by Boat to see elephants and to view a rich variety of wildlife: Tiger, Elephant, Wild Boar, deer and Monkeys. Overight at Hotel.
Day Tour 16: Periyar - Cochin (03 hrs)
Drive to Cochin. Check into hotel. Later city tour visiting the Dutch Palace and the Jewish Synagogue
Day Tour 17: Cochin - Kumarakom (03 hrs)
Drive to Kumarakom. Check into cottages of the heritage hotel - Coconut Lagoon resort situated on the Backwaters. Overnight at Coconut Lagoon
Day Tour 18: Kumarakom
Day free to explore the backwaters and the lake by quiet motorboats and canoes through water channels or visit the bird Sanctuary on the opposite bank or just relax and enjoy "Pizhichin" a particularly energizing Ayurvedic Oil Massages, which is particularly rejuvenating.
Day Tour 19: Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam
Drive to Allepey, also known as the "Venice of the East" for a 3 hour bakwater cruise upto Kottayam. It gives a uniquely quaint view of the unspoilt village life of Kerala, past lush green paddy fields, coconut and banana groves. From Kottayam,drive to Kovalam (02 hrs). Check into Beach resort. Overnight at Kovalam
Day Tour 20: Kovalam
Full day at leisure at the Beach.
Day Tour 21: Kovalam - Mumbai
Transfer to airport in Trivandrum for outbound flight.