Discover India with this 16 days tour, you'll see the most important highlights of this country, both cultural and natural. You'll live emotional experiences with the local population.

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Discover India with this 16 days tour, you'll see the most important highlights of this country, both cultural and natural. You'll live emotional experiences with the local population.

From backwaters to historical palaces, from lush forests to the Taj Mahal, and also an unforgettable canoe trip at the sunset: these are just some of the unforgettable sights of your next trip in India. 

The fixed departures allow you to join a group of travellers (available also for single travellers with a single-room supplement). We also have plenty of custom-made itineraries for al the needs, don't hesitate to contact us. 

2018/2019 departures: 

○ 10th August 2018

○ 7th September 2018

○ 5th October 2018

○ 9th November 2018

○ 25th January 2019

○ 22nd February 2019

○ 22nd March 2019

○ 5th April 2019

○ 16th August 2019

○ 13th September 2019

Trip summary

  • Departure Delhi
  • End Cochin
  • Countries
    • India
  • City
    • Delhi
    • Jaipur
    • Ranthambore National Park
    • Agra
    • Cochin
    • Munnar
    • Madurai
    • Periyar
    • Alleppey
    • Cherai
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips and custom tours
  • Travel style Group departure
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

  • 1
    Arrival at Delhi and transfer to the hotel
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    Welcome to Delhi, upon arrival you will be greeted at the airport by one of our transfer representatives. 

    Overnight in Delhi,

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  • 2
    Day 2

    Morning checkout and proceed for sightseeing of Old Delhi 

    You'll start with an extensive Red Fort – massive sandstone fort built by Shahjahan on the banks of river Yamuna, Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and stands across the road from the Red Fort, built in 1656 by Shahjahan and Qutub Minar- the tower of victory started by Qutub-Ud-Din-Aibak in 1199 AD upon becoming sultan of Delhi.

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  • 3
    Delhi to Jaipur
    Day 3 Transfer by car

    Morning drive to Jaipur is known as the "Pink City" after the rusty colour that many of the houses are painted. With beautiful palaces, forts, gardens, temples, and unending market streets, it has a bit of everything that Rajasthan has to offer.

    Udaipur to Jaipur – 6 hours

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  • 4
    Day 4

    Morning proceed for sightseeing by rickshaw visit the Amber fort, the fort is surrounded by the Aravalli Mountain Ranges and the great wall of Amber. Later visit the City Palace, the royal residence of Jaipur. Chandra Mahal (the moon palace), Mubarak mahal (the welcome palace) and the Palace Museum are some interesting parts of the City Palace.

    Afternoon visit the Hawa Mahal is the best known landmark of Jaipur.

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  • 5
    Jaipur to Ranthambore
    Day 5 Transfer by car

    Today you will drive to Ranthambore which is the popular national park of North India known for the population of its tigers. Situated on the edge of a plateau it is caressed by the rivers Banas and Chambal flowing in the North and South respectively. The park also houses the historic Ranthambhore fortress. On arrival check in. Overnight in Ranthombore.

    Jaipur to Ranthambore – 5 hours

  • 6
    Ranthambore to Agra
    Day 6

    Morning proceed for canter or on a jeep. Apart from the tigers you can also spot other wild animals like leopards, Nilgiri, Chital, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Indian Mole rats, Sloth Bear, etc. Later checkout and drive to Agra, Later drive to visit Agra Fort, this massive building inside reflecting an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural style built by Emperor Akbar. Check in. Evening visit the Mehtab garden to view the sunset at Taj Mahal.

    Ranthambore to Agra – 5 hours

  • 7
    Agra to Delhi to Cochin
    Day 7 Transfer by airplane

    This morning holds lot of excitement for you. You will be overwhelmed at the panorama of the Taj Mahal basking in the rays of the morning sun. Rise early visit sunrise of Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal Closed on Fridays), perhaps the most photographed monument in the world, may you heard about the Taj Mahal and once you see so many picture of building your expectations are real high and this is the enigma about the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal glory and beauty of building surpasses beyond all human imagination.

    Later checkout and drive to Delhi airport for your onward flight to Cochin, On arrival check in.

    Agra to Delhi – 4 ½ hours

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  • 8
    Day 8 Transfer by car

    Late afternoon proceed for Guided tour of Fort Kochi by Cycle. Meander through the old districts of Mattancherry and Fort Cochin visit the Paradesi Synagogue in Jew Town (closed on Friday& Saturday), St Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, 16th century Dutch Palace (Closed on Friday) and the much-photographed Chinese nets. Refreshment will be provided near the water front granary.

    Later visit an auditorium to watch the famous dance drama of Kerala, the Kathakali. This dance is characterized by some great story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up.

    Alleppey to Fort Kochi – 2 hours

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  • 9
    Cochin to Munnar
    Day 9 Transfer by car

    Drive to Munnar.

    Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favoured summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Famous for unending tea plantations, pristine valleys and mountains and exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests.

    Arrival and checkin. Overnight.

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  • 10
    Munnar to Madurai
    Day 10 Transfer by bus

    Morning checkout and drive to Madurai. This vast, pulsating city, one of the oldest cities in South India, dating back 2500 years, sprawls along the banks of the River Vaigai. Wander through the fun, packed streets which are full of pilgrims, wandering cows, open-air kitchens and colorful bazaars.

    Afternoon proceed for Rickshaw tour – This tour takes you to explore banana market, cotton weaving industry, vegetable markets and Gandhi Museum.

    Munnar to Madurai – 3 hrs

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  • 11
    Day 11

    Wander through the tailors markets and bazaars and further visit the Sri Meenakshi Temple, which lies in the heart of the city. Our next stop is Thirumalai Nayak Palace, an example of architectural grandeur. It was built by King Thirumalai Nayak in 1636 AD. The palace was designed by an Italian Architect and served as the residence of the King.

    Optional tour:- In the evening attend the Night Ceremony. One of the highlights at the Meenakshi Temple is the night ceremony (Optional). An image of Lord Shiva is carried out from his shrine by temple priests, in procession in a chariot, to his wife Meenakshi's shrine where he'll spend the night. His gold feet are brought out from her shrine, while his chariot is fanned to keep it cool, and a puja (worship) is performed, amidst much chanting, drums, horns, and smoke.

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  • 12
    Madurai to Periyar
    Day 12 Transfer by car

    Drive to Periyar/Thekkady. The evocative name of the Cardamom Hills is home to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, a reserve on the Kerala/Tamil Nadu border, which is surrounded by tea and spice plantations. Lush forest, with a vast lake at its heart, it is home to many indigenous animals.

    This afternoon proceeds to a Spice Plantation tour with a Naturalist - In this tour you will be enticed by not only the aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg but will also get to know how they are grown, harvested and processed before they reach the supermarkets.

    Madurai to Thekkady – 4.5 hrs

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  • 13
    Day 13

    In the morning board a small boat and cruise the lake at the heart of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. From the tranquility of the lake, enjoy the lush scenery all around you and keep a look out for animals that may come down to the water's edge – maybe a family of elephants, scurrying Wild Boar or the magnificent Sambar Deer.

    Evening learn the secrets of traditional Kerala cooking. And of course, you will enter the magical world of Indian spices, learning about what they are, how to use them, combine them, and savour the special magic they bring to even the most commonplace foods.

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  • 14
    Periyar to Alleppey
    Day 14

    Morning checkout and drive to a community Home stay in Alleppey located on a backwater island which gives an unique chance to get into the Indian-Keralean culture. As well as meeting Indian family you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet the local villagers. Your host will take you out for village walk on leisurely trips around the village, stopping to chat with people along the way or have a cup of chai at the open air tea shop/shacks. People are very friendly, and the further into the backwaters you get, the less they are accustomed to seeing foreigners and the sunset canoe ride would be another highlight of the tour. Host will cook wonderful fresh Keralian food & served at a large communal table.

    Periyar to Alleppey – 4 hours

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  • 15
    Alleppey to Cherai
    Day 15 Transfer by car

    Morning checkout and drive to Cherai lovely sandy beach. It has the specialty that both back waters and beach hugged your beautiful spot to relax and cherish. Enjoy the sandy beach and sunlight of Cherai. Alleppey to Cherai – 2 hours

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  • 16
    Transfer and departure from Cochin airport
    Day 16

    Morning departure transfer to Cochin airport for onward flight.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Accommodation with Breakfast 
    • Air condition transport for the entire tour
    • Rickshaw tour of Jaipur
    • 1 - Jeep / Canter Safari at Ranthambore
    • Rickshaw tour at Madurai
    • On spot English speaking guide till 3 pax
    • Service of an English speaking Tour Escort (from 4 pax onwards)
    • One night at Home stay with all meals, Alleppey
    • Village walk and canoe boat ride at Alleppey
    • Plantation tour at Thekkady
    • Boat ride at Periyar sanctuary (Including Entrance ticket)
    • Cooking demo with Dinner at Periyar
    • Cycle rickshaw tour at Madurai
    • Sunset view of Taj Mahal from Mehtab garden.
    • All applicable taxes
    Price does not include
    • Entrance fees to monuments
    • Language speaking guide
    • Meals, camera fees
    • Tips