Best of North & South India Tour
Duration : 22 Night / 23 Days
Destinations covered: Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Alleppey (Houseboat), Kovalam, Trivandrum
Day 01: Arrive Delhi international airport: You will be assisted on your arrival at Delhi International Airport and transferred to the hotel to check in. Delhi, the capital city of India, is the place from where your tour package of North and South India begins. Overnight in Delhi. Best of North & South India Tour
Day 02: Delhi sightseeing: After breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit The Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat, The Hindu temple — Birla Mandir, The India Gate, President’s House, The tomb of Emperor Humayun, Qutab Minar and The Bahai Temple during the day. Overnight in Delhi
Day 03: Delhi-Varanasi: After breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi airport to board a morning flight to Varanasi. On arrival, check in at your hotel in Varanasi. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Varanasi visiting The Kashiviswanath Temple, The Durgakund, bathing ghats, The Sankatmochan – Shrine of Monkey God Hanuman. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 04: Varanasi – Khajuraho: Early morning enjoy a boat ride over River Ganges. After breakfast, transfer to airport to board an afternoon flight for Khajuraho. On arrival at Khajuraho airport, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel to check in. Overnight stay in Khajuraho.
Day 05: Khajuraho – Jhansi – Agra: Morning proceed for a sightseeing tour of Khajuraho visiting eastern and western group of temples. Later checkout and you will be transferred to Jhansi railway station (180 kms/04 hrs) to board the Shatabdi Express (1756/2025 hrs) to Agra. On arrival at Agra railway station, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel to check in.
Day 06: Agra: Breakfast at the hotel followed by a sightseeing tour of Agra city visiting the Red Fort and master piece Taj Mahal. Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 07: Agra – Jaipur: After breakfast depart for Jaipur by road (250 kms / 05 hrs) en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. On your arrival at Jaipur check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 08: Jaipur sightseeing: Morning proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal – The Palace of Winds, The Jantar Mantar and City Palace. Overnight stay in Jaipur. Best of North & South India Tour
Day 09: Jaipur-Udaipur: After breakfast, depart for Udaipur by road. On your arrival in Udaipur check-in at your heritage hotel. Overnight stay in Udaipur. Day 10: Udaipur: Breakfast at the hotel, followed by a sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace, Saheliyon ki bari and Jagdish Temple. Evening enjoy the boat cruise over Lake Pichola. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 11: Udaipur – Mumbai: After breakfast, you will be transferred to Udaipur airport to board a direct flight to Mumbai. You will be assisted at Mumbai airport and transferred to your hotel to check in. Mumbai is the commercial capital of India and also a bustling metropolis. Stay overnight in Mumbai.
Day 12: Mumbai: Morning proceed for a sightseeing tour of Mumbai visiting the Gateway of India, Prince of Wales museum, Hanging Gardens, Victoria Terminas and Marine drive. Stay overnight in Mumbai.
Day 13: Mumbai – Kochi: Board an afternoon/evening flight to Kochi. You will be assisted at Cochin airport and transferred to your hotel to check in. Spend the day at Kochi, one of the finest natural harbors and the oldest European settlement in India. The cultural mosaic here is shaped by a long history of visitors – Arab, Chinese, British, Jewish, Portuguese and French – making for a remarkable Heritage city.
Evening enjoy a 17th century art form i.e. Kathakali Dance at one of the popular cultural centers in Fort Kochi. Kathakali is an ancient classical dance form of Kerala. It is a combination of drama, dance, music and ritual. Watch the extensive make-up process and then enjoy a story telling in Kerala style in the performance. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 14: Kochi: Breakfast at the Hotel. Morning proceed for the sightseeing tour of Kochi/Cochin exploring the heritage sites of Fort Kochi. You can shop for antiques and spices. You can start your tour of Fort Cochin from the St. Francis Church- the oldest church in India and explore the imposing Santa Cruz basilica built by the Portuguese. It will be fun to observe the iconic and still-in-use Chinese fishing nets and even try using them yourself. Stroll past the shops along Jew Street shopping for antiques & spices and also visit the Jewish Synagogue and the Dutch Palace. You will notice that the heritage zone of the city is amazingly well preserved. Overnight stay at the Hotel. Best of North & South India Tour
Day 15: Munnar: Breakfast at the Hotel. Today head to the dramatic Munnar hills, a place that will forever keep you under its spell. In this former hill gateway of Colonial British, soak up the tranquility and head out to the verdant tea plantations to taste the local brew. The drive up the hills; beautiful waterfalls and tea gardens along the way. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 16: Munnar: Breakfast in the resort/Hotel. Visit Eravikulam National park (Rajamala National Park), it is home to Nilgiri Tahr(endangered mountain goat). Visit Mattupetty Reservoir that offers ample boating facilities. Then visit Echo point, It offers an enchanting view of the surrounding green hills. Then visit Kundala dam. Overnight stay at Resort /Hotel . Day 17: Munnar – Thekkady (110 km/3.5 Hrs): Breakfast in the resort /Hotel. Check out from the hotel and start the journey to Thekkady drive through panoramic western ghat hills covered with spice plantations and frequent view of waterfalls and streams. After lunch visit spice plantation of cardamom, pepper, coffee, vanilla and tea plantation etc. On the way back to hotel you could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Overnight at the resort/Hotel.
Day 18: Thekkady: Breakfast in the resort /Hotel. Today you can visit the sightseeing points in an around Thekkady which includes boating in Periyar Lake (Periyar wildlife sanctuary ). Periyar wildlife sanctuary, one of the well known wildlife sanctuaries in south India. Then embark on a series of exciting activities to live up your trip – like soft trekking, Elephant safari and Kalari payattu Show (Martial art form of Kerala).Overnight at the resort/Hotel .
Day 19: Thekkady –Alleppey (145 Km /3 Hrs ): Breakfast in the resort /Hotel. Check out from the resort and proceed to Alleppey back waters. On arrival check in to the beautiful back water resort. Afternoon you can do boating, fishing and sunset cruise in the evening (Optional). Visit Alleppey beach in the evening. If you are looking for an idyllic retreat amidst the emerald green waters, palm fringed shores and lush acres of greenery then Kerala Backwaters is the ideal destination for you. Overnight at the resort/Hotel. Best of North & South India Tour
Day 20: Alleppey (Houseboat cruise): Breakfast in the resort/Hotel. At 12.00 hrs you will checkout and will be transferred to boat jetty point to embark in your air-conditioned house boat of Kerala Style. Cruise through the back waters is the fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters. You will have the lunch, snacks & dinner at house boat. Stay overnight at your luxury houseboat.
Day 21: Kovalam (160 km/4 Hrs): After breakfast disembark from your houseboat and proceed to Kovalam. Kovalam is a beach town on the Arabian Sea in Kerala. Kovalam has three crescent shaped beaches separated by rocky outcroppings. The shallow waters stretching for hundreds of metres are ideal for swimming. Rest of the day at leisure at Kovalam Beach .Overnight at the resort/Hotel.
Day 22: Kovalam: Breakfast in the resort/Hotel. Drive off to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to see the Napier Museum, Kuthiramalika Museum, and Sri Padmanabha Temple. Thrilling boat ride through the Poovar creek pawing to the Poovar estuary in late afternoon. Overnight at the resort/Hotel. Day 23: Departure (15 km/ 30 Min to the airport): Morning after breakfast at appropriate time you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport to board your flight back home. The tour ends.
Best of North & South India Tour