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Exotic India Discovery: Cities, Backwaters & Beaches

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Duration

14 Nights / 15 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey through India with our “Exotic India Discovery: Cities, Backwaters & Beaches” tour. Begin in Delhi, where the bustling streets and historic monuments reveal the city’s Mughal and colonial past. Traverse to Agra, home of the iconic Taj Mahal, before venturing into Jaipur, the vibrant Pink City known for its majestic forts and palaces. From the regal splendor of Rajasthan, fly to Udaipur, the City of Lakes, where shimmering waters and opulent palaces await. Dive into the cosmopolitan energy of Mumbai, then relax in the serene beaches of Goa. Finally, explore Kerala’s tranquil backwaters in Alleppey, completing a journey that captures India’s diverse landscapes, cultures, and coastal allure.

Highlights

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
4 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
5 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
6 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Arrive in Delhi and transfer to your hotel. Rest and acclimatize after your journey.

Day 2: Delhi

Start with a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Explore Old Delhi with a visit to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, followed by a thrilling rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, Delhi's oldest and busiest market. Visit Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, and learn about his life and legacy. Explore the majestic Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its impressive architecture and historical significance. Drive past India Gate, Parliament House, and the President's House in New Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 3: Delhi - Agra (204kms)

After breakfast, drive to Agra. Visit the iconic Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, known for its breathtaking beauty and architectural splendor. Explore Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site showcasing the rich history of the Mughal Empire. Visit its palaces, courtyards, and the stunning Pearl Mosque. Enjoy a visit to Mehtab Bagh, offering panoramic views of the Taj Mahal from across the Yamuna River during sunset. Overnight in Agra.

Day 4: Agra - Jaipur (245kms)

En route to Jaipur, visit Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a well-preserved ghost town, showcasing the architectural brilliance of the Mughal era. Continue to Jaipur, the "Pink City" of Rajasthan. Evening at leisure to explore local markets and savor Rajasthani cuisine. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 5: Jaipur

Begin with breakfast at the hotel. Visit Amber Fort, a majestic fortress perched on a hilltop. Enjoy an elephant ride or jeep ride to the fort entrance and explore its palaces, courtyards, and panoramic views of the surrounding hills. Explore the City Palace, a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, housing museums with royal artifacts and costumes. Visit Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory and UNESCO World Heritage site, featuring ancient instruments for astronomical observations. Discover Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), an iconic Jaipur landmark known for its intricate facade and historical significance. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 6: Jaipur - Udaipur (405kms)

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Udaipur, known as the "City of Lakes." En route, visit the majestic Chittorgarh Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its grand architecture and historical significance (optional visit). Arrive in Udaipur and enjoy an evening boat ride on Lake Pichola, passing by Jag Mandir Palace and enjoying the scenic views of the lake and surrounding hills. Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 7: Udaipur

Start with breakfast at the hotel. Explore the City Palace complex, overlooking Lake Pichola. Visit its museums, courtyards, and the exquisite Crystal Gallery. Visit Jagdish Temple, a large Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, known for its intricate architecture and carvings. Discover Saheliyon Ki Bari (Garden of Maidens), a serene garden adorned with fountains, kiosks, marble elephants, and lush greenery. Optional: Visit Shilpgram, a rural arts and crafts complex showcasing traditional Rajasthani art and culture. Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 8: Udaipur - Mumbai (flight)

Fly to Mumbai, India's financial capital. Visit the Gateway of India, a historic monument overlooking the Arabian Sea, and explore its surroundings. Discover the Prince of Wales Museum (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya), housing a vast collection of artifacts and exhibits on Indian history and culture. Explore Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai's famous open-air laundry where clothes are washed in traditional style. Overnight in Mumbai.

Day 9: Mumbai

After breakfast, visit Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site on Elephanta Island, known for its rock-cut temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Explore Colaba and Crawford Market for shopping and local street food experiences. Visit Hanging Gardens and Kamala Nehru Park for panoramic views of the city skyline and Marine Drive. Evening at leisure to explore Mumbai's nightlife or relax. Overnight in Mumbai.

Day 10: Mumbai - Goa (flight)

Fly to Goa, known for its pristine beaches and Portuguese heritage. Relax on the beach or explore local markets and beachside shacks. Overnight in Goa.

Day 11: Goa

After breakfast, explore Old Goa's cultural heritage with visits to Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral, reflecting Goa's rich Christian history and architecture. Spend leisure time at Anjuna or Baga Beach, known for water sports and beachside activities. Overnight in Goa.

Day 12: Goa

Start with breakfast at the hotel. Explore South Goa, visiting Mangueshi Temple and Shantadurga Temple, showcasing Goa's vibrant Hindu culture and architecture. Visit Colva Beach, a serene stretch with white sands and clear waters, ideal for relaxation and optional water sports. Evening at leisure to enjoy the beach or explore local markets. Overnight in Goa.

Day 13: Goa - Cochin (flight)

Fly to Cochin (Kochi), known for its cultural diversity and historic landmarks. Visit Fort Kochi, known for its colonial architecture, St. Francis Church, and the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets along the coast. Explore Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace) with its Kerala murals, artifacts, and history. Overnight in Cochin.

Day 14: Cochin - Alleppey

Drive to Alleppey and board a traditional houseboat for a backwater cruise through Kerala's picturesque backwaters. Enjoy scenic views of rural life, lush landscapes, and local cuisine. Overnight on the houseboat.

Day 15: Alleppey - Cochin/ Departure

Disembark from the houseboat and drive back to Cochin. Depending on your departure schedule, visit local markets for shopping or relax before transferring to the airport for your onward journey.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 14 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast & meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Udaipur - Mumbai - Goa - Cochin flight fare approx. INR 15,500 per person in economy class.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

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