Indulge in a 14-day family holiday experience in enchanting India.
Rajasthan and Kerala: A Combination of the Two Most Popular Indian Travel Spots
Rajasthan and Kerala are the top two Indian vacation destinations when it comes to the best of the best. Both are yours during this 14-day tour. See the magnificence of Jaipur and take houseboat rides in Alleppey, Kerala. There are plenty of elephants and elusive tigers on display in Ranthambhore, Rajasthan, and Periyar, Kerala, where wildlife enthusiasts can rest their eyes and ears. The package also includes Delhi and Agra, the location of the Taj Mahal. Other breathtaking Kerala destinations you get to see are Kochi and Kovalam.
Country Region:- Northern India
Departure/Return LocationNew Delhi
Departure TimePlease arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM
14 Days Tour Plans
Day 1 Immediate Occupancy
We have to book your hotel as no hotel will give you room from the middle of the night Accommodation: Hotel ( 1 Night ) Meals: No Meals For The Day.
Day 2 Arrive Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival at the airport, our representatives welcome and escort you by a private car and transfer to the hotel, whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would hand over the documents and brief the tour programme to you. Overnight at the hotel.
After some rest take sightseeing tour of historic city visiting Old Delhi visiting the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame.
Later sightseeing continues to visit New Delhi include Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; Humayun’s Tomb, QutubMinar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; Night is in Delhi
✓ Enjoy Rickshaw ride with visit of Old Delhi.
✓ Optionally Go for live Bollywood show in the evening ( Closed on Monday’s ).
Day 3 Delhi – Agra ( By Express Train )
Move to Agra by one of India’s faster chilled trains ( Approx 3 hours / 230 km ). Soaked in Mughal heritage, Agra has a treasure of gardens, temples and open rooftops. Explore Taj Mahal and realize why Emperor Shah Jahan built a commemorative to his wife Mumtaz.
Walk around Agra in a motor-powered rickshaw and travel around the remarkable sandstone walls of the Red Fort, built to cover the imperial city of the Mughal rulers in the 16th century. If you have time, move to Itmad – Ul – Daulatabad, which is also known as baby Taj.
Explore Agra which is one of those oldest living cities of India where the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort illustrate the traditional culture of medieval era.
Visit Taj Mahal ( Closed on Friday’s ) at the time of sunset for stunning views.
Day 4 Agra – Ranthambhore
Today you will be taken by a private vehicle to FatehpurSikri ( Approx 1.5 Hours ). Constructed under the supremacy of Emperor Akbhar, it was deserted soon after his death due to scarcity of available water. The magnificent mosque, Jama Masjid, gives an attractive pose within the location, blending Persian and Hindu aesthetics.
See its stunning 54 – metre – high main entrance called Buland Darwaza ( Gate of Victory ) which memorialises Akbar’s great victory in Gujarat. By road resume your drive to Bharatpur, and then by train reach SawaiMadhopur ( Ranthambhore National Park ) ( Approx two hours ) – the ‘Jungle Book’ brought to life!
Visit Ghost Town Fatehpur Sikri.
Ranthambhore is secured haven for tigers, wildlife species, royal ruins of the majestic fort, its location makes it the best national parks of India.
Day 5 In Ranthambhore
Ranthambhore National Park was once a famed hunting ground for the Maharajas of Jaipur, and was one of the unique Project Tiger reserves. Discover the relics of the park’s 10th – century fort, and in the evening, take a shared canter safari in search of tigers and other wildlife.
Ranthambhore National Park is sealed between 1 July and 30 September each year. On those trips involved, we’ll visit adjoining Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary. Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary is situated approx. 16 km from Ranthambhore and is due to its hilly terrain isn’t disturbed by the monsoon. Tigers reside in these areas and spotting are more encouraging at this time of year as they move away from flooded areas of Ranthambhore.
Enjoy Ranthambhore tiger safaris where Royal Bengal tigers can be seen near cascading waterfall, marshy groves and near the lakes even during daytime or basking under the sun.
Day 6 Ranthambhore – Jaipur ( By Train )
Proceed by train to Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur, take an orientation tour of the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur. Get amidst the crowds of the city’s bazaars to shop for artisan goods and semi-precious stones.
Visit the Amber Fort, Located on a hilltop overseeing Maota Lake, the fort is an outstanding illustration of Rajput architecture. Move into the Sheesh Mahal ( Hall of Mirrors ) is an unforgettable experience. As the walls are fully enclosed in little mirrors, the hall illumines with the light of a single match.
Opt for Rajasthani Dinner with Folk Dance show in a theme restaurant of Jaipur.
Opt for shopping in lively markets of Jaipur.
Day 7 In Jaipur
This morning, take an voluntary hot air balloon ride. Hovering across the skyline of Jaipur in a hot air balloon can be a feature of the tour. Take a cycle rickshaw to Hawa Mahal, also famous as the ‘Palace of the Winds’.
Alternatively, go to Jaipur’s Royal City Palace or the observatory of Jantar Mantar to see a group of astronomical instruments. After a long day of assessment, possibly proceed to the Raj Mandir Cinema to experience the fascination of a Bollywood film.
Have photoshoot in front of Hawa Mahal.
Go for Bollywood Show in Raj Mandir Cinema, Jaipur
Day 8 Jaipur – Kochi ( By Flight )
Today utter ‘goodbye’ to the North and hop on a plane to peaceful South. Your next stop is Kochi, a once main spice – trading centre that’s divided amidst the mainland and a cluster of islands just off the coast. Cochin, is mainly famous for mesmerizing softening pot of Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese and British influences.
See spice markets, Chinese fishing nets, a Portuguese palace, the first European church in India, and 17th century Dutch homes. If you have time available then you can meander down to the beach at sunset, or possibly seek out the best coconut curry in town.
Watch Chinese fishing nets similar to aliens from Ridley Scott sci-fi film, are functioning endlessly for past six hundred years, in Cochin, Kerala
Go for famous Kerala Fish curry where seer fish from the ocean, cooked in coconut milk with green chillies and curry leaves makes the fish utterly delicious to eat, in Cochin, Kerala
Day 9 In Kochi
Today jump on a local ferry to Mattancherry and abandon near 16th Century Dutch Palace. It was in fact built by the Portuguese, but the Dutch took it over, upgraded it, and then offered it to the Kings of Cochin. Later, stroll around the spice bazaars and old-fashioned stores of Fort Cochin.
This evening you will experience a Kathakali concert. This Kerala dance is an ornamentally costumed demonstration of storytelling, a lively and surprising form of theatre that requires whole control of the body.
Enjoy Kathakali folk dance show of Cochin, Kerala.
Day 10 Kochi – Periyar
From the convincing palm trees, lavish rice paddies and curving waterways of the Kerala area, proceed to the dense jungle and spice plantations of Thekkady ( approximately four hours ). Take some time to relax and calm down into the hotel before discovering the regional area.
This area is famous for its spice growing, so in the evening get ready for aromatic tour of a spice plantation and unearth local ginger, cardamom, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, clove and more.
Visit Periyar which offers a vantage point for visitors to get close to the wildlife in Thekkady, Kerala
Day 11 Periyar – Alleppey
Switch jungles for backwaters, departing Periyar and heading to realize sleepy Alappuzha ( approximately three hours ). Board a characteristic Keralan houseboat to voyage through the complex system of stunning lagoons and canals identified as ‘ Malabar Backwaters ’.
These sailing cottages have western toilets, private bedrooms, a dining area and sundeck to relax on. The backwaters are best discovered by boat as life circles around the water here. These canals are the main means of communiqué and trade for many homes and villages. Near the banks, at jetties and ferry stops, there’s repeatedly pleasing group of crop ready for market, with sacks of cashews loaded high next to coconuts. You can realize about the exclusive culture of local Keralan life with a village tour.
Sailing the backwaters – one of the most beautiful experiences! Perceive village life on the shore while cruising on the backwaters.
Day 12 Alleppey – Kovalam
Drive down the west coast of the continent to close the trip with a comforting slice of royally certified paradise. Head to Kovalamthru Kerala’s capital, Trivandrum ( approx four hours ).
Move from sun lounger, to beach, to hotel pool, and then back again, perhaps enfolding in a traditional ayurvedic massage.
Kovalam beaches are considered as the cleanest in India and have white sand and clear water, in Kerala
Day 13 In Kovalam
Free day for leisure and rest.
Enjoy activities such as ayurvedic massage, lounge beds, cycling, catamaran rides, water sports etc. in Kovalam, Kerala
Day 14 Kovalam Depart
Day is free for leisure. In time drive on your own to Trivandrum Airport to board your flight for onwards journey. Tour Ends.