Special Royal North & South - 19 Days

 

Delhi - Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur - Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri - Agra – Varanasi – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Tanjore – Madurai – Periyar – Allepey – Cochin

Discover the historical kingdom of the "land of the Princes", which offers wonderful architecture, and natural attractions such as desert and wildlife. Have a feel of what's left from Maharajas and Mughal Emperors' past luster. Feel the magic of the soothing sound of water rippling alongside your houseboat, as you drift on the backwaters. Feel completely relaxed as you enter a world of serenity and natural beauty in Kerala. See the green countryside, swaying palm trees, emerald rice fields and children waving from the banks of the backwaters.

Day 01: Arrival Delhi - Mandawa
Traditional meeting with Garland on arrival. Meet and assist and transfer to Mandawa. On arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight Mandawa.

Day 02: Mandawa - Bikaner
After breakfast, visit the world famous Shekhawati region known for its Frescoes, paintings, and village life. Afternoon depart by surface to Bikaner. On arrival, check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour visiting Junagarh Fort, Asia's largest Camel breeding farm and Deshnoke temple. Overnight Bikaner.

Day 03: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
After breakfast depart by surface to Jaisalmer. On arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight Jaisalmer.

Day 04: In Jaisalmer    
After breakfast city tour visiting Sonar Fort and Havelis, temple of this famous desert town, which used to be  the main caravan route from Middle east to Far East. Overnight Jaisalmer.

Day 05: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur      
After breakfast depart by surface to Jodhpur. On arrival, check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour visiting Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and other attractions of this gateway city.

Day 06: Jodhpur - Jaipur
After breakfast depart by surface to Jaipur. On arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight Jaipur.

Day 07: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Morning city tour visiting Amber Fort and experience an elephant ride, City Palace, Royal Observatory, Hawa Mahal, Albert Museum and other attractions of this Pink city of India.
Later depart by surface to Agra. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival, check in at the hotel.  Overnight Agra.

Day 08: Agra – Varanasi
Morning city tour visiting the infamous Taj Mahal, Agra fort, Sikandra, Dayalbagh and Itmad ud Daula. Transfer to railway station to board overnight train for Varanasi. Overnight on board train.

Day 09: Arrival Varanasi  
Meet and assist on arrival and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour visiting Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Alamgir Mosque, Durga Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Banaras Hindu University and Buddhist Center at Sarnath.  Overnight Varanasi.

Day 10: Varanasi - Delhi
Early morning boat ride on the holy river Ganges to also witness people worshipping (Puja) and bathing at the Ghat. After breakfast transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. Meet and assist on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight Delhi.

Day 11: Delhi -  Chennai - Mahabalipuram
After breakfast transfer to airport to board flight for Chennai. Meet and assist on arrival and direct transfer to Mahabalipuram. On arrival, check in at hotel.  Overnight Mahabalipuram.

Day 12:  Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry
After breakfast depart by surface to Pondicherry. On arrival, check in at hotel.  Overnight Pondicherry.

Day 13: Pondicherry - Trichy - Tanjore
After breakfast depart by surface to Tanjore, en route visit Trichy. On arrival, check in at hotel.   Overnight Tanjore.

Day 14: Tanjore - Madurai
After breakfast depart by surface to Madurai. On arrival, check in at hotel.  Overnight Madurai.

Day 15: In Madurai
After breakfast half day city tour. Afternoon free for independent activities. Overnight Madurai.

Day 16: Madurai - Periyar
After breakfast depart by surface to Periyar. On arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight Periyar.

Day 17: Periyar - Allepey
After breakfast depart by surface to Allepey. On arrival, check in to the House Boat. Overnight on House Boat.

Day 18: Allepey - Cochin
After breakfast depart by surface to Cochin. On arrival, check in at hotel.  Overnight Cochin.

Day 19: Depart Cochin  
Transfer to airport to board flight to onward destination.