16 Nights / 17 Days
Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Udaipur – Mumbai – Cochin – Alleppey – Kumarakom – Mararikulam – Cochin
Indian Cultural and Backwaters Holiday Tour is planned to let you embark on a journey back in time and visit the culture, architecture and the serene beauty of Kerala Backwaters. During the tour visit the major cities of royal Rajasthan. The majestic forts and palaces of Rajasthan remind you of the royal legacy of the bygone era. The special highlight of the tour is the visit to Agra. The city houses the Taj Mahal, the epitome of love. Moving further the tour descends to the Major cities and villages of Kerala including Cochin, Alleppey, Kumarakom and the Mararikulam. Enjoy the sight of soothing and alluring backwaters of Kerala.
On reaching at the Delhi airport, meet our representative who’ll escort you to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel to relax in the cozy comfort of its room. Spend the day at leisure. In the evening enjoy exploring the beautiful Akshardham temple for its intricate design and architecture. Also enjoy exploring the Hall of Values, Giant Screen Film, Boat Ride and the Musical Fountains inside its complex. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Next morning after breakfast, move out for a sightseeing tour of Delhi. The major tourist attractions of Delhi include Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Gandhi Memorial, India Gate, Parliament House, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. In the evening revisit the Red Fort for attending the impressive light and sound show at the Red Fort. After the show return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Post breakfast, leave for Agra. Stop midway at Sikandra to visit the Tomb of Akbar. Upon reaching Agra, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax for the day at the hotel. Later in the day pay a visit to Taj Mahal, the epitome of love. In the evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.
In the morning after breakfast, proceed to visit the major tourist attractions of Agra scheduled for the day including Mehtab Bagh, Ram Bagh, Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, Guru ka Tal and the Mankameshwar temple. Spend In the evening you may take a leisurely walk to the Agra market to buy things for your close ones and bring home the fond memories of the city. Retire for the night at the hotel room.
Post breakfast, depart from Agra to reach Jaipur by surface. Stop midway at Fatehpur Sikri. The major tourist attractions of Fatehpur Sikri include the Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza, Johbhai Palace and the Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti. After the visit resume drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check-in at one our enlisted hotels. Rest and relax in the cozy comfort of your hotel room for the day. In the evening take a leisurely walk to explore the colorful market of Jaipur. Overnight stay at the hotel.
On the following morning after breakfast move out on an excursion to the sightseeing tour of Jaipur. The major tourist attractions of Jaipur include Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Central Museum and Birla Mandir. The afternoon remains busy with the city tour featuring City Palace along with the Royal Observatory and Hawal Mahal. Also explore the Amer Fort enjoying an elephant ride. Spend the evening in accordance to your liking. Overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast, head straight to Udaipur. On reaching Udaipur check-in at one of our hotels. After relaxing for a while move out on an excursion to visit the two more Jain temples and the temple of the Sun God. Retire at the hotel for the night.
Post breakfast, embark on a city tour of Udaipur. Visit some of the major tourist hotspots covering the City Palace Museum, Sahelion Ki Bari, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal, Folk Art Museum and Jagdish Temple. In the afternoon pay a visit to the Monsoon Palace situated on the hill that enhances the beauty of this magnificent city. In the evening visit the City Palace located on the banks of Lake Pichola and also enjoy boat ride at the lake, subjected to water level in the lake. Enjoy comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast, transfer to Udaipur airport to board a flight to Mumbai. As you reach Mumbai, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while embark on a guided tour to Mumbai. The major tourist attractions of Mumbai include Prince of Wales Museum, Marine Drive, Parliament House and the Jain temple. In the evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast, proceed towards Elephanta caves for a sightseeing tour. These caves are located on an island, a few miles away from the Gateway of India. These caves can be reached by ferry from the Gateway of India. This rock-cut cave temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Elephanta caves comprise of seven caves of which Mahesh Murti cave is of great importance. In this cave Lord Shiva is shown as a creator, protector and destroyer. Return to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.
Post breakfast, transfer to Mumbai airport to board a flight to Cochin. As you reach Cochin, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels in Cochin. After relaxing for some time, embark to visit some of the major tourist attractions of Cochin like the Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church and Jewish Synagogue. Enjoy the spectacular view of giant Chinese Fishing Nets being lowered on the famous Vasco-da-Gama Square. Later in the evening enjoy the boat cruise in the beautiful port city of Cochin. Retire for the night at the Cochin hotel.
On the following day wake up early and after breakfast, take a leisurely walk to the Fish and Spice market of Cochin. The day is to be spent at leisure. In the evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Next morning after breakfast drive straight to Alleppey by road. This pristine backwater town with its numerous coconut palms lined waterways and tiny villages have a laid back and relaxed feel to it. On reaching Alleppey check-in at one of our listed houseboat. The backwaters of Kerala features a network of rivers, lagoons, streams, canals and tanks occupying the plain between the Indian Ocean and the western ghats, running along the coast from Kollam to Kochi. The journey on the traditional long boats provides for one of the most delightful journeys giving a unique quiet view of Kerala villages. Enjoy overnight on the cruise.
In the morning post breakfast, disembark from the houseboat and drive straight to Kumarakom. The Kumarakom village is situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake. The scenic beauty and meandering lagoons and backwaters of Kumarakom are sure to mesmerize you thoroughly. As you reach Kumarakom, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while at your hotel room, pay a visit to the Bay Island Driftwood Museum. The museum showcases a great collection of quality driftwood articles holding high artistic values, prepared through an innovative modern art technique. Return to the hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
In the morning after breakfast leave Kumarakom to reach Mararikulam by road. Upon reaching Mararikulam, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. Mararikulam or Marari is a quiet fishing village blessed with a long stretch of silver beaches, coconut and palm trees. The place is perfect for a quiet vacation tour. Spend the evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today the day is free for your own enjoyment. You can visit the various wonderful beaches and soak in the essence of local Kerala traditions and culture. Spend the night recollecting the memories of the exotic tour.
In the morning after breakfast, transfer to Cochin airport to board a flight for onward journey.