Day 01/ Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02/ Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar ,India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President's House , Red fort , Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03/ Delhi - Agra
Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station to board the superfast luxurious airconditioned train to Agra . Breakfast in the train .Arrive Agra in approx. 02 hours. Arrive Agra & visit the magnificient Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Also visit the Agra fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Agra.
Day 04/ Agra - Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri- a perfectly preserved red sandstone "ghost town" which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur & transfer to hotel .Evening enjoy dinner at Chokhi dani (an ethnic village resort) where you will have an idea of the village life of Rajasthan here you will also enjoy various traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet show and various other interesting activities. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 05/ Jaipur
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned Elephant for the climb to the main gate. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families. Afternoon tour of the Pink City – will include City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here. Also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 06/ Jaipur - Jodhpur
Morning drive to Jodhpur (290 kms) - transfer to hotel. Late afternoon tour of Jodhpur - includes Meherangarh Fort - one of the most impressive and formidable in the whole of fort-studded Rajasthan. It is situated on a high natural rock bluff and from which you can look down on the wonderful panorama of the bustling city below and also visit Jaswant Thada - the Royal Cenotaphs. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 07/ Jodhpur - Ranakpur
Morning drive to Ranakpur & transfer to hotel. Later visit Jain Temples the most magnificent 15th century Jain temples. The most distinctive features are the 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, of which no two are exactly alike. Night stay in Ranakpur.
Day 08/ Ranakpur - Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur & transfer to hotel. Day at leisure. Also explore the town by walking through the narrow, colourful winding lanes. Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 09/ Udaipur - Bombay
After breakfast transfer from hotel & proceed for tour of Udaipur, one of India's most romantic cities and famed for its lovely palaces and lakes. Begin by visiting the City Palace and wandering through its beautiful rooms and apartments, then continue on to the Garden of Maidens "Sahelion-ki-bari'. Later in the evening transfer to airport to board the flight for Bombay. Arrive Bombay & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Bombay.
Day 10/ Bombay
Morning half day city tour of Bombay, political capital of Maharashtra, and commercial capital of India, Mumbai is many cities in one. As the world's largest textiles market, a major industrial centre and the country's busiest port handling over 40 percent of India's maritime trade, it contributes around 50 percent of the national exchequer. Bombay's colonial legacy is the Gateway of India. Built to commemorate the royal visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911 but only completed in 1924, the gateway is a combination of European and Indian ceremonial architecture. The last British troops marched out through this gate when India became independent in 1947. Today it is a favorite haunt of tourists. Night stay in Bombay.
Day 11/ Bombay - Goa
After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Goa. Arrive Goa & transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Goa.
Day 12/ Goa ( fri )
After breakfast, proceed on a half day sightseeing tour of Goa, visiting Miramar Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus and the city of Panjim-bustling with shops and tourists. The afternoon is at leisure to relax on the beach. Laze on the beach, go for swim, explore the shops for cashewnuts, buy holiday wear or take an optional tour visiting "Goa of the past"- a mackup village which portrays Goa what it was 100 years ago .Night stay in Goa.
Day 13/ Cochin by flight ( Tue/Sat )
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Cochin. Arrive Cochin & transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Cochin covering The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica, originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese. The Chinese fishing nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese traders. Finally, the Willingdon Island, named after Lord Willingdon, is the headquarters of the Southern Naval Command of India. Night stay in Cochin.
Day 14/ Cochin - Kumarakom
Early morning depart for kumrakoram, one of the most beautiful area of kerala. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. In the evening a boat ride on the back waters of kerala discovering various villages and the life of the locals. Night stay in Kumarakom.
Day 15/ Kumarakom - Alleppey
Morning drive a short distance before switching over to a boat for a through many canals and waterways up to Alleppey. The backwater cruise in a country boat is the best way to explore the villages and rural life. In Alleppey you will be taken aboard your floating houseboat, a different boat with a bedroom and en-suite rest room for your comfort. Enjoy unlimited surfing on backwaters, sip a coconut, get disturbed by only the chirping of birds and occasional ripples in water and savor mouthwatering delicacies prepared in front of you by your Kitchen crew. Spend the night on board the houseboat. Enjoy a cruise on the backwater through a maze of canals and lagoons and enjoy freshly caught fresh water fish cooked to your taste on board. Night stay in Alleppey.
Day 16/ Alleppey - Kovalam
Morning drive to Kovalam & transfer to hotel. Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach of Kerala, with three adjacent crescent beaches. Kovalam has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful Bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse - sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programs, Catamaran cruising etc. Evening enjoy the beach. Night stay in Kovalam.
Day 17/ Kovalam - Trivandrum - Delhi
Morning drive to Trivandrum & visit The ancient temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy , one of the major attractions in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Napier Museum was built in 1880 and shows a harmonious blending of Kerala, Mughal, Chinese and Italian architectural styles. Sri Chitra Art Gallery has a good collection Tanjore, Mughal and Rajput schools of art. Later in the afternoon transfer to airport to board the flight to Delhi.
Day 18/ Delhi - Departure
Day at leisure or explore the markets for shipping etc. Later transfer to airport for onward flight.
( Udaipur-Bombay-Goa-Cochin , Trivandrum-Delhi) : USD 850 per person in economy class.
The above airfares are based on normal fares , There are some cheaper fights too which are based on advance purchase basis , We shall workout the costs for cheaper flights once we have your exact dats of travel. Airfares are subject to change any time without any prior notice.
» 17 Nights accomodation as per the itinerary with daily breakfast.
» All three meals ( breakfast , lunch and dinner ) in air-conditioned Houseboat.
» Surface travel by exclusive airconditioned car.
» Train ticjkets from Delhi to Agra by air-conditioned chair car.
» All transfers, sightseeing, excursion as per the itinerary by exclusive airconditioned car.
» Local English speaking guides.
» Elephant ride in Jaipur. (Subject to availability), boat ride in Udaipur.
» All taxes, driver allowances, permit, parking , fuel charges.
Cost doesn't Include:
» Entrance fee to monuments.
» Camera fee, tips, laundry, porterege.
» Any airfare
» Any item not mentioned in cost includes.
Internal airfares : ( Per person / Economy class )
Udaipur - Mumbai : USD 87 ( Jet airways / Dep. 19:25 hrs. Arriv. 21:10 hrs. )
Mumbai - Goa : USD 57 ( Jet Lite / Dep. 13:00 hrs. Arriv. 13:55 hrs. )
Goa - Cochin : USD 154 ( Kingfisher Red airlines / Dep. 15:40 hrs. Arriv. 19:00 hrs.)
Trivandrum - Delhi : USD 214 ( Indian Airlines / Dep. 06:15 hrs. Arriv. 10:30 hrs.)
( Please note that above airfares are special fares based on advanced purchased basis so they fluctuate as per the seat availability .Once you will confirm the tour we will book the ticket and let you know if there is any changes in the airfares. )
Hotels Selected- Luxury ( 5 * Dlx )
Delhi : The Oberoi / The Imperial
Agra : Oberoi Raj Vilas
Jaipur : Oberoi Raj Vilas / Taj Rambagh Palace
Jodhpur : Taj Harimahal Palace
Udaipur : Oberoi Udai Vilas Palace / Taj Lake Palace
Mumbai : Taj Mahal Palace & Tower / Maratha Sheraton
Goa : Taj Exotica / Radission Whitesand
Cochin : Brunton Boatyard
Kumarakom : Kumarakom Lake Resort
Alleppery : Spice Coast Cruises
Kovalam : Leela Kempinski
Hotels Selected- Royal ( 5 * hotels)
Delhi : Shangri-la / The Lalit ( previously known as Intercontinental The Grand ) / The Park
Agra : Jaypee Palace / Gateway Hotel ( previously known as Taj Ganges ) / Trident Hilton
Jaipur : Trident Hilton / Le Meridien
Jodhpur : The Ummed
Udaipur : The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace / Trident Hilton / Shiv Niwas Palace
Mumbai : Nariman Tower / Taj President
Goa : Fort Aguada / Taj Holiday Village
Cochin : Koder House / Trident Hilton
Kumarakom : Coconut Lagoon
Alleppery : Muthoot River Escapes
Kovalam : Taj Green Cove
Hotels Selected - Classic ( 4 star )
Delhi: The Connaught / Hotel City Park
Agra: Grand Imperial / Clarks Shiraz / Howard Park
Jaipur: Alsisar Haveli Hotel / Golden Tulip / Clarks Amer
Jodhpur : Balsamand Palace / Ajit Bhawan/ Ranbanka
Udaipur : Shikarbadi / Uday Kothi
Mumbai : The Ambassador / Fariyas
Goa : Cidade De Goa
Cochin : Hotel Casino / Fort Heritage / Old Harbour
Kumarakom : Cocobay / Water Escapes
Alleppery : Rainbow Cruises
Kovalam : Travancore Heritage / Uday Samudra
Hotels Selected - Economy
Delhi: Gautam Dlx. / Hotel Blue Bell / De Gold
Agra: Hotel Amar / Pusph Villa / Royal Residency
Jaipur : Hotel Saranag Palace / Hotel Mosaic / Vijay Niwas
Jodhpur : Mapple Abhay / Pal Haveli
Udaipur : Rampratap Palace / Swroop vilas
Mumbai : Hotel Godwin
Goa : Hotel Marquis Beach Resort
Cochin : Abad Atrium / Hotel Arches
Kumarakom : Tharavadu Heritage / Paradise Resort
Alleppery : AC Houseboat
Kovalam : Hotel Samudra