ROYAL RAJASTHAN WITH KERALA TOUR
DELHI – MANDAWA – BIKANER – JAISALMER – JODHPUR – MANDORE – UDAIPUR – BUNDI – JAIPUR – AGRA – DELHI – COCHIN – MUNNAR – THEKKADY – ALLEPPEY – COCHIN / DEPARTURE
Duration : 20 NIGHTS / 21 DAYS
Note: Explore all the major tourist attractions of Old and New Delhi, particularly the architectural wonders of the Mughal era. Leave for the village of Mandawa where you’ll see the Mandawa Fort and the Mandawa Castle among other attractions. Travel to Bikaner, located in the midst of the Thar Desert, to visit the Junagarh Fort. Visit another popular desert city – Jaisalmer. After a full-day sightseeing tour of the city, head to Jodhpur where you’ll have the opportunity to dig out more history about the maharajas of the Rajput era. Explore the attractions of Udaipur, the ‘City of Lakes’, and Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’. Delight yourself with the heavenly views of the Taj Mahal in the city of Agra, the erstwhile capital of Mughal rulers.
Suggested tour itinerary is a flexible tour proposal and can be change as per the guest requirement. We provide tailor made itinerary as per the need of the guest if you want to add or remove any of the destination please advise us for modification so that you can enjoy best of your holidays in India.
Day 01: ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive at Delhi airport / railways station, meet and greet by ITM representative and transfer to hotel. Where our representative will assist you to check in at hotel and later explain the tour scheduled in detail and handover all the tour related documents to you.
Delhi which is also the capital of India. Delhi has many interesting places on offer for its visitors, with a great blend of both historical monuments and British structures along with modern buildings. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight Delhi.
Day 02: DELHI
After healthy breakfast, visit Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate – the war memorial dedicated to martyrs who laid their live for the sake of the country, Parliament House – the government headquarters, Lotus Temple – the only Bahai Temple, Humayun’s Tomb – built in mid 16th century and an early fine example of Mughal architecture, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in Asia, Red Fort – the red stone magic and Gandhi Memorial – the memorial of the father of the nation.Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 03: DELHI – MANDAWA
After breakfast drive towards Mandawa, Rajasthan. It is situated in the centre of Shekhawati district of northwest of Rajasthan. Mandawa is painted domed gateway decorated with Lord Krishna and his cows leeds to the bazaar. Upon arrival check into hotel in Mandawa. Later head to city tour of Mandawa as a part of Imperial Rajasthan Tour, visit to Mandawa Fort. It has now been converted into a hotel, Mandawa Castle is a 245 years old fortress that has been curved by the family into a fine example of cultural hospitality. Later visit to the Mukundgarh Fort – which has also been converted into a heritage hotel of Mandawa in Shekhawati region. Overnight in Mandawa.
Day 04: MANDAWA – BIKANER
Morning leave for Bikaner, upon arrival check into hotel in Bikaner. After freshen up head for a half day sightseeing tour of the beautiful town “Bikaner” which offers some great palaces & forts to see. Today we shall take you to visit the attractions such as the Junagarh Fort, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Lalgarh Palace, Deshnok Temple and Laxmi Nath Temple. Evening enjoy the shopping at Bikaner. Overnight Bikaner.
Day 05: BIKANER – JAISALMER
After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel leave for the captivating desert city of Rajasthan called “Jaisalmer”. On arrival check into hotel for relaxation. Jaisalmer set amidst the golden Thar Desert is famous for its sand dunes and like many other Rajasthan cities it also has its own glorious history to boast about and attract tourist towards it. Many tourists visit this place to feel the experience of desert. Overnight Jaisalmer.
Day 06: JAISALMER
After morning breakfast Begin the day with a full day city tour of Jaisalmer. The golden city of the desert is a picturesque city emerging out of the Great Indian Desert – the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is known as the last settlement in one of the outermost parts of India. The city has retained its old charm till date and attracts tourists from far and near Desert jaisalmerwith its barrel-bellied towers still commanding attention. Some of the prime attractions in the golden city of desert are Sonar Kila – the Golden Fort, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Manak Chowk, Patwon Ki Haveli, Nathmaji Ki Haveli, Gadisar Lake, Jain Temples, Gyan Bhandar Library and many others. After exploring the picturesque sights. Overnight Jaisalmer.
Day 07: JAISALMER – JODHPUR
After breakfast & check out from the hotel leave for Jodhpur well known for its impressive forts and palaces, this huge town is generally known as the “Blue City” because most of the houses are painted by blue color here and if you will have a view of city from the top of the fort then you then you see the blue city. This is second major city in the state of Rajasthan and one of the most important tourist places in the country. The gateway to the vast Thar Desert, Jodhpur is crowned by the enormous Mehrangarh fort which is the main attraction of the city. The magnetisms of the city are the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace and the Jaswant Thada – a building of white marble built on the right of fort. On arrival check in at the hotel and evening is free at leisure. Overnight Jodhpur.
Day 08: JODHPUR – EXCURSION TO MANDORE
Today after healthy breakfast excursion tour to Mandore – Mandore with its turbulent past and attractive structural designs is one of the most enthralling visitor attractions of Rajasthan. It was the capital of the brave Rathores before Rao Jodha recognized Jodhpur. In the afternoon, explore the narrow, busy streets and bazaars of the old city and enjoy its unique attraction. After exploring Mandore, drive back to Jodhpur to explore the blue city visiting Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Overnight stay is at Jodhpur.
Day 09: JAISALMER – RANAKPUR – UDAIPUR
After breakfast leave for the romantic city of “Udaipur” enroute visiting Ranakpur Jain temple complex, this complex is well known for centuries old marble Jain temples which have structural design, made throughout the rule of Rana Kumbha, these temples have included Ranakpur in queue of five major pilgrim destinations of Jains in India. Upon arrival check into hotel. Overnight Udaipur.
Day 10: UDAIPUR
Morning breakfast and later head for the city tour of Udaipur also popular as the “City of Lakes”. Visit Udaipur’s charming City Palace molded in soft Yellowstone, its windowless stand is crowned with elaborate towers and covers. The other part of the Palace is now a museum with its sandstone and stonework walls loaded with luminous small paintings and bedecked with coloured glass and mirrors. Also visit Sahelion-ki-Bari, Lord Vishnu’s Jagdish Temple and town walk in the most charming and romantic streets. Evening enjoy the boat ride on lake Pichola to explore the surrounded area of the town. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 11: UDAIPUR – BUNDI
After having breakfast leave for Bundi – The small, rural city of Bundi was the capital of last princely state of Rajasthan. It is famous for its palaces, forts, baolis (step wells) and water tanks. The monuments and their structural design imitate the splendor of the local Rajput’s chiefs. The ramparts of the palaces at Bundi are festooned with life-size frescoes showing the glory of its rulers. Upon arrival check into your pre booked hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight stay is in Bundi.
Day 12: BUNDI – JAIPUR
Have breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour of Bundi visiting Taragarh Fort, The Palace and Chitrashala as a part of Imperial Rajasthan tour. Afternoon leave for Jaipur generally known as the city of victory it is also the capital city of Rajasthan. Although most of the visitors visit Jaipur for seeing its impressive monuments, there are numerous who come to shop as well. The list of things available is never ending, but the more famous items on the program of a visitor to the city are jewellery, textiles, goods made of marble, wood, stone, lac, clay, metal and leather. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 13: JAIPUR
After breakfast head for a full day guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur, first visit the regal Amber fort – it was the earliest capital of the district. Now an abandoned complex, it however still showcases its glorious days from the past through its royal walls growing steeply along the contoured hillsides, visit City Palace and its Museum (a division of the Palace still remnants the residence of the Jaipur regal family), Jantar Mantar the 18th century observatory and the legendary Hawa Mahal or The Palace of the Winds. Evening enjoy shopping in some great local markets of Jaipur. Overnight stay is in Jaipur.
Day 14: JAIPUR – FATHEPUR SIKRI – AGRA
Morning leave for Agra by surface enroute visiting the abandoned Mughal capital metropolis of Fatehpur Sikri which lies only 35 kms from Agra. It is Akbar’s famed ghost town, and had served as the capital city for a short period. Built in red sandstone it is a not to be missed site. Later we continue drive to Agra, the hometown of the world famous love monument “Taj Mahal” – A memorable building built by Emperor Shah Jahan in for Empress Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is often explained as a ‘dream in marble’. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight Agra.
Day 15: AGRA – DELHI
We are to witness one of the most capturing and memorable sites of one’s lifetime that’s the beauty of Taj Mahal at sunrise. Also visit the massive Agra Fort the graceful buildings inside replicate an attractive combination of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. This fort developed by Emperor Akbar with a network of the courtyards, mosques & personal chambers of the fort reverberation the story of the Mughal territory. The Moti Masjid & other magnificent buildings reflect the skill of the ancient Indian architects.
Later continue drive to Delhi. On arrival check in at hotel rest of the day free to relax at hotel. Overnight Delhi.
Day 16: DELHI – COCHIN (FLIGHT)
After breakfast transfer to airport to board on flight to Cochin, Cochin is the most interesting town in South India at Malabar Coast and is also known as Venice of South. On arrival meet and greet by ITM representative and transfer to hotel.
After freshen up visit St Francis Church, Museum, Fort, Chinese fishing Net, Beaches and Temple. Evening return to hotel, overnight stay at hotel.
Day 17: COCHIN – MUNNAR
After breakfast drive to Munnar, Munnar is a beautiful hill resort situated in the cradle of tea plantations. Munnar, the queen of hill stations is located at the confluence of three mountain streams namely, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, along the western Ghats on the eastern border of Kerala and was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns and winding lanes make this a popular resort.
Enroute visit Cheyyara waterfalls, Valara waterfalls, Attukadu waterfalls etc. On arrival Munnar check in hotel, overnight stay at Munnar hotel.
Day 18: MUNNAR
After breakfast proceed for full day Munnar visit Rajmalai, the top peak of Munnar and Mattupetty. Rajmalai is the natural habitat of the Nilgiri Tahr, located about 15 km from Munnar. Half of the world population of the rare mountain goat, which is becoming extinct, is now found here. Mattupetty is located about 15 kms from Munnar and known for its highly specialised dairy farm – the Indo Swiss Livestock project, tea estates, eco point, spice plantation, rose garden, photo point, honey bee tree, tea museum, blossom park, kundale dam and top station. Evening return to hotel. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 19: MUNNAR – THEKKADY
After breakfast and check out from the hotel drive to Thekkaddy, Thekkady is a naturalist’s paradise of unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. It has unspoilt tropical forests and incredible wealth of animal and plant life. Thekkady is well known for the Periyar National Park and the elephants are the major attractions here.Than proceeds to Thekkaddy Sightseeing destinations include Periyar wild life sanctuary where you can see wild elephant, boar, deer, the great Indian tiger and more, mullaperiyar dam (you can watch all these only while doing boating in the Lake) You can watch martial arts, kathakali, elephant ride, elephant bath, tribal dance, musical fountain and can go for ayurveda massages (all are optional activities with separate entrance fees). Evening check in hotel, overnight Thekkady.
Day 20: THEKKADY – ALLEPPEY
After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to Alleppey. Alleppey is one of the popular backwater destinations of India. It is one of the picturesque towns filled with canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons. You have to check in houseboat for next 21 hours. You have to visit all the places to the houseboat. Overnight stay at Houseboat.
Day 21: ALLEPPEY – COCHIN / DEPARTURE
After breakfast disembark from the houseboat and drive to Cochin. On arrival Cochin transfer to the Airport / Railway Station for your onward destination with the happy memories of your tour and our services.