Discover the very best of North and South India with this exclusively enchanting itinerary, which includes stays in old palaces, rural villages and amidst spice plantations.

Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateColonels Retreat, The Suryaa
3 - 4AgraTaj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar Mausoleum or Sikandra Fort, Tonga RideThe Four Points by Sheraton, Agra
4 - 6JaipurAmber Fort, City Palace, The Palace of Winds, Jantar MantarShahpura House, The Trident Jaipur
6 - 7DeogarhVillage Life, Local Train Ride, Jeep Safari, Rock Cave TempleDeogarh Mahal Hotel
7 - 9UdaipurBoat Ride on Scenic Lake Pichola, City Palace, Aravalli HillsUdai Kothi, The Trident Udaipur
9 - 11CochinFort Kochi Harbor, Matancherry, Pardesi Synagogue, St. Francis ChurchEighth Bastion
11 - 14AlleppeyBackwater, Relaxation, Local Culture, Temple Visits, HouseboatMarari Beach Resort
14 - 15Alleppey HouseboatBackwater, Relaxation, Houseboat, Paddy Fields, Village LifeSpice Coast Cruise
15 - 17ThekkadyAmazing Biodiversity, Spice Plantations, Kalaripayattu, Periyar Wildlife SanctuarySpice Village
17 - 17CochinFort Kochi Harbor, Matancherry, Pardesi Synagogue, St. Francis Church

Ideal For

  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
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 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 3,500 /person
  • Option 2 $ 3,705 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 16 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Udaipur – Cochin
  • All activities as listed :
    • Delhi: City Highlights of Delhi
    • Agra: City Highlights of Agra
    • Agra: City Highlights of Fatehpur Sikri
    • Jaipur: City Highlights of Jaipur
    • Udaipur: City Highlights of Udaipur
    • Cochin: City Highlights of Cochin
    • Alleppey Houseboat: Included Activities at Houseboat
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with unlimited mileage and a trusted chauffeur throughout your trip, apart from during your stay at a beach/backwater resort or houseboat if applicable.
  • All activities described in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes

This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Delhi

2 Days

Delhi, the City of Djinns (spirits) is yours to discover! Let us take you on a journey of India’s capital that covers 5,000 years, from its imperial history and two World Heritage sites to today’s electric contemporary vibe.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Delhi
Visit the imposing Red Fort and impressive Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Laxminarayan Temple; ISKCON Temple; explore Chandini Chowk, the Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat; Parliament Street, Parliament Museum, Lodhi Gardens; National Museum, Bangla Sahib; enjoy views of Delhi best on a Metro journey; experience a plenitude of cultural and ethnic diversity at the colorful ‘Dilli Haat’, an open-air food plaza cum craft bazaar.

Hotel Options

Colonels Retreat – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
CategoryMid-range
The Suryaa – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryUpmarket
Day 3 - 4

Drive from Delhi to Agra (205 km, 4 hrs)

Agra

1 Day

Discover the magic of white marble at Agra! The city is home to UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Agra
Explore Agra..the former capital of Hindustan, located on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is best known the world over as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its 3 grandiose monuments – Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the sublime white marbled mausoleum of theTaj Mahal..at sunrise and sunset; see the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah; admire the magnificent Agra Fort and the Akbar Mausoleum in Sikandra. Enjoy a decorated tonga ride (a horse drawn carriage, popular in olden days) through the fabled city.

City Highlights of Fatehpur Sikri
Visit the timeless UNESCO world heritage site on a day trip to Fatehpur Sikri (City of Victory). This complex of monuments and temples was built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar during the Mughal era, also considered the richest period of Indian history. Admire the uniform architectural style and visit the elegant and sacred Jama Masjid or the Friday Mosque. Marvel at the Buland Darwaza, the main entrance to this ancient city and spend some time exploring the Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti, Birbal Bhawan (dedicated to Akbar’s greatest court advisor – Birbal), the inner courts where Jodha Bai stayed and the inner harem reserved for Hindu wives.

Hotel Options

The Four Points by Sheraton, Agra – Opt 1
Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryMid-range
Day 4 - 6

Drive from Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (250 km, 5 hrs)

Jaipur

2 Days

Jaipur is the eternal rose pink city and gateway to North India’s most colorful state, Rajasthan.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Jaipur
Explore the Amber Fort, the Albert Hall, City Palace, the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) and the world’s largest stone observatory – the Jantar Mantar. See the Govind Devji Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, the Lakshmi Narayan and Ganesh Temples; visit the amazing Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts and Raj Mandir Cinema.

Hotel Options

Shahpura House – Opt 1
RoomRoyal Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategoryMid-range
The Trident Jaipur – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryMid-range
Day 6 - 7

Drive from Jaipur to Deogarh (280 km, 5 hrs)

Deogarh

1 Day

Deogarh’s legacy is legendary! The erstwhile feudal estate has seen the rise and fall of some of the greatest warriors among the heroic Mewar Rajputs of Rajasthan.

Hotel Options

Deogarh Mahal Hotel – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategoryMid-range
Day 7 - 9

Drive from Deogarh to Udaipur via Ranakpur (195 km, 5 hrs)

Udaipur

2 Days

Udaipur is the City of Lakes! Tucked away in the heart of the forested Aravalli Hills, this regally romantic city has always stood out from Rajasthan’s other desert cities with its network of manmade lakes.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Udaipur
In Udaipur, embark on a tour of this lovely city which will include the City Palace, Jagdish Temple and a boat ride on scenic Lake Pichola. Take a trip to Haldighati in the Aravalli hills (40km); visit the Eklingji Shiva temple near Devigarh; explore the impressive temple ruins at Nagda (22 km).

Hotel Options

Udai Kothi – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategoryMid-range
The Trident Udaipur – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryUpmarket
Day 9 - 11

Flight from Udaipur to Cochin via Mumbai

Cochin

2 Days

Kochi, formerly Cochin, is considered the Queen of the Arabian Sea as it was one of the first European settlements in India, due its ideal positioning for trading.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Cochin
Kochi, formerly Cochin, is a vibrant, engaging city to explore, from the absorbing views of Fort Kochi harbor with its huge Chinese fishing nets to ancient mosques, Portuguese architecture and the crumbling remnants of the British Raj. Explore Matancherry where you can observe murals and antiquities at the Dutch Palace and Cemetery, and the 400 year old Pardesi Synagogue in the Jewish quarter. Visit the grave of Vasco da Gama in St. Francis Church. Discover the Hill Palace and Tripunithura and browse the spice and antique markets. Enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance performance or the captivating display of Kalaripayattu, a 3,000 year old martial art form.

Hotel Options

Eighth Bastion – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
CategoryUpmarket
Day 11 - 14

Drive from Munnar to Alleppey (180 km, 5.5 hrs)

Alleppey

3 Days

Alleppey was once dubbed the Venice of the East by the visiting former Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon.

Hotel Options

Marari Beach Resort – Opt 1
RoomGarden Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
CategoryUpmarket
Day 14 - 15

Alleppey Houseboat

1 Day

Cruise Kerala’s backwaters and stay overnight in a traditional kettuvallom, a boat made from coconut rope and wooden blanks.

Included Activities

Included Activities at Houseboat
Cruising Kerala’s backwaters in traditional ‘kettuvalloms’ (boats made by tying together wooden planks with coconut ropes), is a distinctly unique experience! These quaint slow moving, exotic barges have all the creature comforts of a hotel – furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, living rooms, kitchen and a balcony for viewing/angling – shaded and with uninterrupted views of an untouched, rural Kerala. Experience ‘God’s Own Country’ while meandering narrow backwater pathways on the Vembanad Lake via canals, paddy fields, villages and markets along the Alleppey/Kumarakom/Fort Kochi backwaters. Visit famous temples, churches, ancestral homes, stroll through busy markets, see rice fields and meet the locals. Enjoy local cuisine on board, served on traditional banana leaves. Drop anchor on this overnight trip and sleep to the sounds of ‘the still of the night’, accompanied by the echo of gently swishing waves.

Hotel Options

Spice Coast Cruise – Opt 1
RoomOne Bed Room
MealsFull Board
StyleHouseboat
CategoryMid-range
Day 15 - 17

Drive from Alleppey to Thekkady (160 km, 4 hrs)

Thekkady

2 Days

Thekkady is a thrilling delight for nature lovers.

Hotel Options

Spice Village – Opt 1
RoomStandard Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
CategoryUpmarket
Day 17 - 17

Drive from Thekkady to Cochin (202 km, 5 hrs)

Cochin

0 Days

Kochi, formerly Cochin, is considered the Queen of the Arabian Sea as it was one of the first European settlements in India, due its ideal positioning for trading.

International Departure

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