tour is a personalised private tour. The car, guides will
be exclusively for you only. The tour is based on private
departures, whereby you can benefit from having a private air-conditioned
car, stop en-route for breaks or photo opportunities.
Day 01/ Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel.
Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02/ Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of
New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India
was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the
11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government
buildings, the President's House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial.
Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla
Temple. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03/ Delhi - Agra
Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway
station to board the superfast airconditioned train to Agra.
Breakfast in the train .Arrive Agra in approx. 02 hours & transfer
to hotel. Later visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the
seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression
of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years
to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Also visit
the Agra fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of
Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction
was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall
of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with
a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard
public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience)
where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal
ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne
and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms.
Evening at leisure. Night stay in Agra.
Day 04/ Agra - Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-
a perfectly preserved red sandstone ?ghost town? which was
the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569
and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur & transfer
to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 05/ Jaipur
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge
just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will
mount your caparisoned Elephant for the climb to the main
gate. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took
over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers
a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling
families. Afternoon tour of the Pink City will include City
Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the
rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts
belonging to the ruling family are housed here. Also visit
the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air
Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments.
Enjoy a stroll through the colorful bazaar before returning
to your hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 06/ Jaipur - Jodhpur
Morning drive to Jodhpur (290 kms) - transfer to hotel. Evening
at leisure. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 07 / Jodhpur
After breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour of Jodhpur.
Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, was
founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort,
situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit
Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an
imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant
singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay
Day 08 / Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Udaipur
After breakfast drive to Udaipur enroute visiting Ranakpur
,the most magnificent 15th century Jain temples. The most
distinctive features are the 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars,
of which no two are exactly alike. Continue drive to Udaipur,
Arrive & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Udaipur .
Day 09/ Udaipur - Mumbai
After breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour of Udaipur.
The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and
has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent
of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum,
the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari ( Queen's resort for
their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir ( Folk art museum)
and the Pratap Memorial. Later in the evening transfer to
airport to board the flight for Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai & transfer
to hotel. Night stay in Mumbai.
Day 10/ Mumbai
Morning half day city tour of Mumbai, political capital of
Maharashtra, and commercial capital of India, Mumbai is many
cities in one. As the world's largest textiles market, a
major industrial centre and the country's busiest port handling
over 40 percent of India's maritime trade, it contributes
around 50 percent of the national exchequer. Mumbai's colonial
legacy is the Gateway of India. Built to commemorate the
royal visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911 but only completed
in 1924, the gateway is a combination of European and Indian
ceremonial architecture. The last British troops marched
out through this gate when India became independent in 1947.
Today it is a favorite haunt of tourists. Night stay in Mumbai.
Day 11/ Mumbai - Goa
After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Goa. Arrive
Goa & transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay
Day 12/ Goa
After breakfast, proceed on a half day sightseeing tour of
Goa, visiting Miramar Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus and the
city of Panjim-bustling with shops and tourists. The afternoon
is at leisure to relax on the beach. Laze on the beach, go
for swim, explore the shops for cashewnuts, buy holiday wear.
Night stay in Goa.
Day 13/ Goa- Cochin
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Cochin.
Arrive Cochin & transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing
tour of Cochin covering The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry
is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the
Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally
called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European
church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica, originally built
in 1557 by the Portuguese. The Chinese fishing nets are huge
cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi
by Chinese traders. Finally, the Willingdon Island, named
after Lord Willingdon, is the headquarters of the Southern
Naval Command of India. Night stay in Cochin.
Day 14/ Cochin - Kumarakom
Early morning depart for kumrakoram, one of the most beautiful
area of kerala. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. In the evening
a boat ride on the back waters of kerala discovering various
villages and the life of the locals. Night stay in Kumarakom.
Day 15/ Kumarakom - Alleppey
After a relaxed breakfast transfer to your floating houseboat,
a different boat with a bedroom and en-suite rest room for
your comfort. Enjoy unlimited surfing on backwaters, sip
a coconut, get disturbed by only the chirping of birds and
occasional ripples in water and savor mouthwatering delicacies
prepared in front of you by your Kitchen crew. Spend the
night on board the houseboat. Enjoy a cruise on the backwater
through a maze of canals and lagoons and enjoy freshly caught
fresh water fish cooked to your taste on board. Night stay
Day 16/ Alleppey - Kovalam
Morning drive to Kovalam & transfer to hotel. Kovalam is
an internationally renowned beach of Kerala, with three adjacent
crescent beaches. Kovalam has been a favorite haunt of tourists,
especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory
on the beach has created a beautiful Bay of calm waters ideal
for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty
and diverse - sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages,
special cultural programs, Catamaran cruising etc. Evening
enjoy the beach. Night stay in Kovalam .
Day 17/ Kovalam - Trivandrum - Delhi
Morning drive to Trivandrum & visit The ancient temple
of Sri Padmanabhaswamy, one of the major attractions in the
city of Thiruvananthapuram. Napier Museum was built in 1880
and shows a harmonious blending of Kerala, Mughal, Chinese
and Italian architectural styles. Sri Chitra Art Gallery has
a good collection Tanjore, Mughal and Rajput schools of art.
Later in the afternoon transfer to airport to board the flight
Day 18/ Delhi - Departure ( Hotel checkout time : 1200 Hrs)
Transfer to airport for onward flight.
07- 15 Apr 08
|| USD 2928
|| USD 2170
|| USD 1556
There will be supplements costs if the stay in Jaipur, Udaipur is between Pushkar fair (29 Oct till 05 Nov)
There will be supplements costs if the stay in Goa is between (21 Dec till 10 Jan)
There will be a supplement charge during Christmas Eve and New year Eve.
Cost per person on twin sharing for minimum two person
*** 17 Nights accomodation as per the itinerary with daily
*** All meals in Houseboat.
*** Surface travel by exclusive airconditioned car.
*** All transfers, sightseeing, excursion as per the itinerary.
*** Local English speaking guides.
*** Elephant ride in Jaipur. (Subject to availability), boat
ride in Udaipur.
*** All taxes, driver allowances, permit, parking etc.
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
*** Entrance fee to monuments.
*** Camera fee, tips, laundry, porterege.
*** Any airfare
*** Any item not mentioned in cost includes.
INTERNAL FLIGHTS COST
(Udaipur-Mumbai-Goa-Cochin, Trivandrum-Delhi) : USD 850 per
person in economy class.
The above airfares are based
on normal fares, There are some cheaper fights too which
are based on advance purchase basis, We shall workout the
costs for cheaper flights once we have your exact dats of
Airfares are subject to change any time without any prior notice.
Hotels Selected - Economy
Dream Inn / Apra / Pablas
Agra: Deedar-E-Taj /
Jaipur : Aashish
Palace / Royal Palazu
Jodhpur : Days Inn
Udaipur : Vishnupriya
Mumbai : Supreme
Goa : Santa Monica / Beira Mar
Cochin : Abad Plaza
Kumarakom : Cocobay / Paradise Resort
Alleppery : NON AC Houseboat
Kovalam : Abad Palmshore
Hotels Selected - Classic
Connaught / Hotel
City Park / Hotel
Ashok / Clarks
Shiraz / Howard Park
Jodhpur : Balsamand Palace / Ajit Bhawan/ Ranbanka
Udaipur : Shikarbadi / Swaroop Vilas / Ram Pratap Palace/ Uday
Mumbai : Fariyas /
Goa : Marquis Beach Resort/ Goan Heritage/Casa De Goa
Cochin : Abad Atrium/ Casino
Kumarakom : Coconut Lagoon
Alleppery : NON AC Houseboat
Kovalam : Isolo De Coco / Travancore Heritage
Selected- Royal ( 5 * hotels)
Delhi : The
Park / Nikko / Radisson
Agra : Jay
Pee Palace/ Taj
View / Trident
Jaipur : Trident / Le
Jodhpur : The Ummed
Udaipur : Trident / Shiv Niwas Palace
Mumbai : Hilton
Towers / Le Royal Meridien / Leela
Goa : Fort Aguada / Taj Holiday Village
Cochin : Le Meridien/ Trident
Kumarakom :Coconut Lagoon
Alleppery : NON AC Houseboat
Kovalam : Isolo De Coco / Travancore Heritage