Kerala & Rajasthan Tour

Duration: 18 days

Destination Covered: Delhi- Rajasthan-Agra-Kerala & Kovalam


The magical land of Royal Rajasthan – The Land of Maharajas, is known for its massive Forts, rich culture, and festivals. Visiting Rajasthan is a lifetime experience for the travellers. This unique Tour gives you a chance to visit the famous sights and monuments in Rajasthan along with Nature’s Paradise - Kerala.

Kerala – God’s Own Country, in comparison with Rajasthan is one of the most enchanting travel destinations of India. The beautiful South Indian state attracts many travellers every year and that too from different parts of the world. Kerala seems like an unmatched destination for those who wish to avoid the daily hustle and bustle of the crowded cities. Enjoy the unforgettable fragrance of spice plantations, and capture the beauty of backwaters in your mind & Soul.

Trip Highlights
    • yes A Royal Elephant Ride at Amber Fort Jaipur,
    • yes Famous World Heritage Sites, Fatehpur Sikri,
    • yes One of the seven wonders of the world - Taj Mahal,
    • yes Boat Cruise on Lake Pichhola Udaipur,
    • yes Visit Spice Plantation in Periyar (Thekkady)
    • yes Boat ride on Lake Periyar (Thekkady)
    • yes Visit to Tea Plantation in Munnar,
Itinerary Details
Day - 1     Arrival in Delhi, India

Distant India Journeys representatives will receive you on arrival at the international airport in Delhi. Transfer to your hotel. Relax.

DELHI, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land.  A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India.

Overnight will be at Delhi.

Day - 2     Delhi

Start a full day sightseeing of Delhi.

A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat   - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire.

An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President’s Residence, and Lotus Temple and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.

Overnight will be in Delhi.

Day - 3     Delhi – Agra by surface

After breakfast, drive to Agra. On arrival proceed for a sightseeing tour of Agra.

Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire - giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat {seat of the Emperor}. Today a visitor to Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, and that irresistible charm that this favourite city of the Mughals still retains. It is not surprising, that modern Agra still reflects its Mughal heritage most conspicuously.  A walk down the narrow bustling streets of the city will introduce the visitor to the wafting aroma of Mughlai cuisine.

TAJ MAHAL: Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.   

Proceed for visit to the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Itmadullah’s Tomb with English speaking guide. Return to hotel and relax in the evening.

Overnight will be in Agra.

Day - 4     Agra – Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri by surface

Drive to Fatehpur Sikri after breakfast. The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its  "ruins" are in pristine condition...  it's not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world.

Continue drive to Jaipur and reach by late afternoon.  Upon arrival proceed for the local bazaar in Jaipur.

Overnight will be in Jaipur.

Day - 5     Jaipur

Proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort after breakfast. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.

AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace.  Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I.  Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression.

Continue sightseeing.

CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city.  It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country.  This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur.  It is a five-storey structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.

In the evening visit a textile block printing factory and the gems cutting and polishing center.

Overnight will be at Jaipur.

Day - 6     Jaipur – Jodhpur by surface

After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur. On arrival check into your hotel and relax.

Overnight will be in Jodhpur.

Day - 7     Jodhpur

Drive up to the majestic Mehrangarh fort: the stronghold of the Rathore princes from 1453AD. We see the superb collection of paintings and arms and ammunitions. The view of the city from the rampart walls is breath taking.

Post lunch session introduces you to the fabulous spice market of Jodhpur the 2nd largest city in Rajasthan. Walk along the market to feel the odours of the spices filling the air around you. Then go to Mandore gardens the then capital of Marwar to view some of the fabulous cenotaphs and the hall of local heroes of the wars. Drive back to Jodhpur and retire to your hotel.

Overnight will be in Jodhpur.

Day - 8     Jodhpur – Ranakpur - Udaipur by surface

Leave Jodhpur and reach Ranakpur another big pilgrimage centre for the Jains. Admire the workmanship from the 16th century. The temples are built out of marble and the main shrine of Adinath with 1444 columns is awe inspiring and none of these are similar. Also see the sun temple and the other temples in the campus. Proceed towards Udaipur and on the way stop by the fields to see the local way of farming and irrigation. Walk into the villages to mingle with the locals around to know more about their lifestyle. Reach Udaipur by late evening and check into your hotel.

Overnight will be in Udaipur.

Day - 9     Udaipur

After breakfast proceed for a sightseeing tour of Udaipur.

Visit the City Palace the richest palace museum in the entire Rajasthan.

Continue drive to the temple complex of Eklingji and Nagda.

The temple at Eklingji is a temple that belongs to the Maharana of Mewar (royal family) as he is often there to pray. The temple complex of Nagda is a group of temples of which only two remain intact and those are that of Saas and Bahu: the temples of Shiva and of Vishnu both from the 7th century.

Return to the city and visit Sahelion ki Bari a garden with fountains and a small palace inside it. Sahelion ki Bari is a garden complex where Maharana Sangram Singh built this garden complex with fountains and lakes for his beautiful daughter.

In the evening we take a lake cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichhola by sunset and visit the island palace Jagmandir where according to legends the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan lived and got inspired to build the Taj Mahal later on.

Overnight will be in Udaipur.

Day - 10     Udaipur – Cochin by flight via Delhi

Transfer to airport to catch your flight for Cochin. On arrival at Kochi (Cochin) meet and assist at the airport by our representative and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day - 11     Cochin – Munnar by surface

Proceed for a half day sightseeing of Cochin. A few interesting sites included in the tour are the Chinese fishing nets along the Vasco Da Gama Square, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, VOC Gate, Bastion Bungalow, etc. Apart from these architectural splendours, an array of restaurants serving fresh seafood is also popular among tourists. The Chinese fishing nets erected on teak wood and bamboo poles work on the principle of balance. Records say they were first set up here between AD 1350 and 1450. Vasco Da Gama Square, the narrow promenade that parallels the beach, is the best place to watch the nets being lowered and pulled out of the sea.

Later drive to Munnar. On arrival in Munnar check into your hotel and relax.

Overnight will be in Munnar.

Day - 12     Munnar

Morning, after breakfast, go for sightseeing of Munnar which includes the Raja Malai - a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neel Thar (mountain goats). Other important places are Muttupetty Dam and Indo Swiss project (you can also enjoy boating in the Lake) and witness tea gardens spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometres.

Also visit tea plantations, Anamudi, Eravikulam National Park, Devikulam, Muttupetty, Pallivasal, Pothamedu, Attukal etc. Rest of the day will be at leisure.

Overnight will be in Munnar.

Day - 13     Munnar – Periyar by surface

Morning, proceed to Periyar and check in at hotel on arrival. Periyar wildlife sanctuary is home to nomadic tribes of wild elephant, boar, deer, the great Indian tiger and more. Evening go for boat cruise in the lake to watch wild animals.

You can visit the rare species of plants and animals. Afternoon visit spice plantations like cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc. on your way back to the hotel, you could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices.

Overnight stay will be at Periyar.

Day - 14     Periyar – Kumarakom by surface

Early morning proceed to Kumarakom and check into a traditional houseboat of Kerala Style and go on a leisurely backwater cruise along the lake on a thatched houseboat. The houseboat with all modern comforts lets you discover the countryside at your own pace. You will have lunch, dinner and breakfast in the Houseboat. A ride on the houseboat is a fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters. Cruise through the backwaters to Alleppey.

Overnight will be on board Houseboat.

Day - 15     Alleppey – Kovalam by surface

Drive to Kovalam. On arrival in Kovalam, check into your hotel and relax. Rest of the day is free to relax on the beach.

Overnight will be in Kovalam.

Day - 16     Kovalam

Full day is at leisure to relax on the beach.

Overnight will be in Kovalam.

Day - 17     Kovalam

Full day is at leisure to relax on the beach.

Overnight will be in Kovalam.

Day - 18     Kovalam – Trivandrum – depart

Transfer to airport to catch your flight back home....


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