Best of North & South India - Highlights of India
18 Nights / 19 Days covering Delhi = Agra -Jaipur - Barli - Udaipur - Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Houseboat - Kumarakom - Marari Beach - Cochin.
A 19-day itinerary covering the highlights of two of India's most diverse and popular states; Rajasthan and Kerala. From the forts, palaces and bustling cities of the north to the tropical Backwaters and tea plantations of Kerala, ending with a relaxing night on the beach.
Accommodation for 18 nights (on a twin-sharing basis)
Meals: Breakfast in all destinations
All meals while on the Houseboat (Allepey)
All internal flights on economy class (If any)
All standard and special activities throughout the trip
All airport and hotel transfers
An air-conditioned Vehicle with chauffeur throughout your travel in India
Flexible sightseeing with an English-speaking driver, Private Local Tour Guide in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Cochin & Munnar.
All entrance fees and activities when accompanied by our tour guide
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
Fees and taxes.
Walking tour of Old Delhi with Rickshaw ride.
Spend most of the nights in beautiful Heritage hotels & experience the real luxury.
Take a guided jungle walk looking for elephants in Periyar National Park
Spend the night on a houseboat in the peaceful Keralan backwaters
Your best friend is your Driver who will be with you throughout the trip, avoid commission shopping - politely saying NO to the guide will work. Exploring Food and culture will be your best memory.
Do not forget to tip your driver in the end.
Day 01:- Arrive Delhi
Fly overnight to Delhi. Arrive in Delhi, afternoon free to relax after your flight or explore.
Day 02:- Delhi
Your private guided tour of the capital today highlights the remarkable contrast between Old and New Delhi. Your excursion includes the Jama Masjid, the largest Friday mosque in India. From here we suggest a walk in the heart of Old Delhi - a great way to absorb the sights and sounds. You will also see the monumental buildings set along wide boulevards of Lutyens` New Delhi, including India Gate and the President`s residence.
Day 03:- Delhi - Agra
This morning you will rise early and drive to Agra. Here you will enjoy a guided tour of the city, including a visit to the legendary Taj Mahal, built as a memorial to the wife of Shah Jehan. You will also see the Red Fort, where Shah Jehan spent the last few years of his life imprisoned here by his son, looking across the Yamuna River at his accomplished Taj Mahal, and I`tma-ud-daulah, sometimes known as the "Baby Taj". In the late afternoon head to Metah Bagh for a wonderful view of the Taj Mahal at sunset.
Day 04:- Agra - Jaipur
Drive from Agra to Jaipur stopping en route to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the enigmatic and beautiful deserted capital of Emperor Akbar which was abandoned when water supplies dried up.
Day 05:- Jaipur
Full day sightseeing in and around the `Pink City` of Jaipur. In the morning you will visit the magnificent Amber Palace with your guide. Capital of the Kachhawaha Rajputs until 1727, this fort complex can be ascended on elephant back and there are great views from the top. Later, back in Jaipur, you will discover the treasures of the City Palace which houses an important museum, the intricate facade of The Palace of the Winds and the fascinating observatory.
Day 06:- Jaipur – Barli
Head into rural Rajasthan.
Day 07:- Barli
At leisure to explore village life at Barli.
Day 08:- Barli - Udaipur
Continue south by road traveling through the scenic Aravalli Hills to Udaipur.
Day 09:- Udaipur
This morning you have a tour of the vast City Palace, Udaipur`s narrow and charming streets, and the relaxing Sahelyon ki Bari gardens. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 10:- Udaipur – Cochin (Fly)
Fly south to Cochin, via Mumbai. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 11:- Cochin
Morning tour of Cochin. Cochin is the natural harbor created by the famed underwater Malabar mud-banks whose quality ensures that the rougher the seas are outside the calmer the waters are within the Harbor. Vasco-de-Gama placed it on the world map. It has a Jewish synagogue, Portuguese churches, mosques & Hindu temples. Watch the Chinese Fishing Nets. Afternoon free. Overnight Cochin.
Day 12:- Cochin - Munnar
Drive to Munnar and enjoy a walk through the tea plantations.
Day 13:- Munnar - Thekkady & Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Morning at leisure in Munnar to visit the fascinating Tea Museum. Drive to Periyar National Park.
Day 14:- Thekkady & Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Rise early for a guided jungle walk, before a visit to the spice plantations.
Day 15:- Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - Cruise Alleppey
Drive to Alleppey and board your houseboat in the backwaters. Overnight in Houseboat.
Day 16 :- Alleppey - Kumarakom
Transfer from your houseboat to your hotel at Kumarakom
Day 17 :- Backwaters - Mararikulam Beach
Short drive to Marari to relax on the beach.
Day 18:- Mararikulam
At leisure to relax on the beach
Day 19:- Marari Beach - Cochin and later fly to onward International Destination.
Later after breakfast proceed to Cochin airport.
Your travel map
Best of North and South
This tour operates through out the year.
15th April until 15th September every year is considered LOW season, and 16th September until 14th April every year is HIGH season for India.