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Rajasthan and South Tour : India 23Days -22Nights (Depending on flight times)

Delhi > Agra > Jaipur > Pushkar > Bikaner > Jaiselmer > Jodhpur > Udaipur > Cochin > Munnar > Periyar > Alleppey > Marari > Cochin > Delhi

Day 01: Delhi
Delhi tour On arrival at Delhi international airport, one of our representatives will collect you and transfer you to your chosen accommodation. After breakfast you will take a rickshaw around Delhi’s famous ChandniChowk, and to see the Lotus Temple.
(This sight seeing for the first day depends on the time of the international flight. If one arrives late at night these sights will be added to the next days tour).

Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and take you on a sight seeing tour around Delhi, this will include the following places and monuments: The QutubMinar, India’s gate (War Memorial) the Presidents House, Parliament House and Secretariat Buildings, the Raj Ghat (cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi), and the Jama Masjid. We will end the days sight seeing by driving past the Red Fort (closed on Monday) After the tour is finished you will be returned to your chosen accommodation.

Day 03: Delhi to Agra (210km 5hrs)
After breakfast you will be driven on to Agra, after checking in to your chosen accommodation your driver will take you to the beautiful Agra fort followed by the MahtabBagh, where you will experience a beautiful sunset. Afterwards you will be returned to your chosen accommodation to relax and enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Day 04: Agra to Jaipur (250km 5hrs)
Before breakfast you will be taken to visit the world famous TajMahal, here you will also experience an amazing sunrise, you will then return to your accommodation for breakfast before being driven on to Jaipur, visiting the Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival in Jaipur you will be taken to your chosen accommodation and left to rest.

Day 05: Jaipur
Jaipur toursAfter breakfast you will be taken to Jaipur’s beautiful Amber Fort. After the fort you will be taken on to explore the Pink City of Jaipur including the Jantra Mantra observatory, the HawaMahal (Wind Palace) and City palace where the royal family still resides. Afterwards you will be returned to your chosen accommodation to relax and enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Day 06: Jaipur to Pushkar (145kms 3hrs)
After Breakfast you will be driven to Pushkar, visiting the Dasnok (Rat Temple) on the way. Once you have Check-in to your accommodation, the Master Paradise you will be taken to visit the Bharma Temple (the only one in the world) followed by a walk through the local streets of Pushkar.

Day 07: Pushkar to Bikaner (260km 5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will drive you on to Bikaner, visiting the Lalgarh Palace and the Junagarh Fort. On arrival and check in at your chosen accommodation, you will be left you relax for the rest of the evening.

Day 08: Bikaner To Jaisalmer(335km 5.5hrs)
Bikaner tour After breakfast your driver will drive you on to Jaisalmer. After checking in to your chosen accommodation you will be left to enjoy your free time.

Day 9: Jaisalmer
After breakfast you will be taken on a tour of Jaiselmer, this includes visit the amazing Jaiselmer Golden Fort, the Nathmaljiki Haveli, Patwa Haveli and the Salim Singh Haveli. Here is also a fantastic place to enjoy a stress less lunch. Afterwards you will be taken back to your hotel for an afternoon rest before experiencing the Khuri sand dune at sunset where you can also enjoy an evening meal with local specialties and dance. After the show has finished, you will be returned to your chosen accommodation for the night.

Day 10: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur (278km 5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will drive you on to Jodhpur. After checking in to your chosen accommodation and you will be taken to visit the Mehrangarh fort (an illustrious work of magnificence) followed by the JaswantThada (TajMahal of Marwar). Afterwards you will be taken to your chosen accommodation and left to rest

Day 11: Jodhpur to Udaipur (255km 5hrs)
Jodhpur Tour After breakfast you will drive on to Udaipur. On the way you will be taken to visit the beautiful Jain Temple in Ranakpur. After checking in to your chosen accommodation, you will be left to have a short rest before being taken for an early evening walk around the city of Udaipur.

Day 12 : Udaipur
After breakfast you will be taken on a tour of Udaipur this includes the Jagdish Temple, City Palace and Sheliyon Ki Bari and in the evening you will enjoy boat ride at lake Picholabefore experiencing a local dance show. Once all is over you will be returned to your accommodation to relax for the evening.

Day 13: Udaipur to Cochin (By flight)
After breakfast you will be driven on to Udaipur airport where you will fly on to Cochin.
Your driver will collect you and transfer you to your chosen accommodation. Cochin is the most historical destination of Kerala having a rich ancient heritage. Check into the hotel located in city. Afternoon proceed for a half day sight sightseeing tour(since the monuments will be closed on Fridays and Saturdays, you are given the sightseeing in Cochin on the same day) visiting the Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, Indo – Portuguese Museum, Santa Cruz Basilica and the Chinese Fishing Nets.

Day 14: Cochin (No Driver)
Cochin tour Today you are free to explore the lovey heritage town by walk and later go for a shopping and in the evening watch the Kathakali Dance Show (the traditional art form of Kerala).

Day 15: Cochin > Munnar (4.5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you on to Munnar. Munnar is the known to be the most beautiful hill station in Kerala, full of tea plantations and misty clouds. On arrival relax in the resort and later explore the hill station in your own time. You also have the option for trekking nearby.

Day 16: Munnar
After breakfast your driver will be taken on a sightseeing tour visiting the Eravikulam National Park, Rajamala Peak which is home to endangered species of NilgiriThar (mountain goats), Tea Museum (closed on Mondays), Mattupetty Dam where speed boating can be done, Echo Point, etc. After the tour is over you will be left to enjoy your free time. Here we suggest a visit a local tea plantation.

Day 17: Munnar to Periyar (146km 4hrs)
Periyar tour After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you on to Periyar, famous for its wildlife sanctuary and for a large variety of spices found here. After checking in to your chosen accommodation you will be left to enjoy some free time. We suggest you explore the amazing local spice market.

Day18: Periyar
After breakfast you will be driven to then Periyar lake to enjoy a boat cruise, this boat cruise is available from morning 7am to afternoon 4pm and takes approximately 2 hours. Afterwards one can continue by also joining a nature walk, border hiking group, jungle safari, bamboo rafting, jungle patrol, the Periyar tiger trail, plantation and/or sightseeing.

Day 19: Periyar to Alleppey (91km 2.5hrs)
After breakfast you will be driven on to Alleppey, once you have checked into your chosen accommodation you will be taken on a small boat trip along the backwaters where the larger boats can’t go.

Day 20: Alleppey (Night on Boat)
After breakfast you will be driven to where you will take your private houseboat at 12.30pm and start your cruise along the narrow canals. During the journey you can visit ancient temples, churches, paddy fields and can watch the daily activities of the local people who live nearby. Your crewmembers will serve delicious Kerala food on board and will take good care of you. In the evening at around 5:30PM, you will be anchored at one of the beautiful local villages where you will be free to do some fishing (during the night time there will not be any cruise). Overnight stay in an air-conditioned luxurious houseboat(a houseboat cruise with an overnight stay is the most thrilling experience which Kerala offers and undoubtedly this is the highlight of any trip to South India)

Day 21: Alleppey to Marari (16km 0.25min)
Allepey tourAfter breakfast you will leave your houseboat and be driven on to Marari, once checked in to your chosen accommodation you will be you be left to relax in the beach resort, in the pool or have some Ayurveda massages and optional seafood from the beach side restaurant.

Day 22: Marari
After breakfast you will be taken on a sightseeing tour around Trivandrum city visiting the monuments/ museums as per your interest. Afterwards you will once again be returned to your accommodation to relax and enjoy your last evening on the beach.

Day 23: Marari to Cochin (48km 1.5hrs) to Delhi Airport
After breakfast you will be transferred to Cochin airport to fly on to Delhi. If you have a late flight a driver will collect you and there will be an opportunity to do some last minute shopping and have dinner before being dropped off at the airport to catch your international flight home.

Departure

All our tours are guidelines. If you wish to change anything please do not hesitate to contact us. All are tours can be done using diverse categories of accommodation. Homestay’s Heritage, 3*, 4* and 5*, a mixture is also possible. All our tours can also be done using trains and planes alongside having your private driver. At IAT we live under the “motto” everything is possible.

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