Rajasthan & Kerala Tour

From Desert to God’s Own Country

Destinations

Delhi- Agra- Jaipur- Udaipur- Cochin- Kumarakom- Alleppey

12D/11N

Best time to visit- Although both destinations are accessible all year round but the best time is between September and March.

Unique Experiences

Rickshaw ride, elephant ride, boat ride, kathakali dance performance, architectural sites, houseboat stay, Keralite culture.

Rajasthan is a rustic yet royal state while Kerala, ‘God’s Own Country’ is splendour of beaches and houseboat. Rajasthan & Kerala tour package is a perfect blend of royalty and serenity. On one hand, you will be exploring the royal palaces, forts and monuments while on other hand, you will soothe your soul in the natural beauty of Kerala.

Rajasthan & Kerala tour package also include Delhi and Agra sightseeing. Delhi- the capital city is exemplifies the mixture of contemporary and modern metropolis. Agra- the Taj City is famous for Taj Mahal- one of the Seven Wonders of World. Visiting these cities will take you to different states.

Rajasthan & Kerala tour package will take you to four different states- from Delhi to Agra, Agra to Rajasthan and then Rajasthan to Kerala. The transition of culture from state-to-state and city-to-city is just spell-binding. Don’t wait anymore, hop on now and create memorable moments.

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PACKAGE DETAILS

Day 01: Arrival at Delhi

Upon your arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will be greeted by Indecubo Travels’ representative. You will be then escorted to the hotel. After check-in to the hotel, the day is set at leisure.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing

delhi sightseeingPost breakfast, get ready for the sightseeing tour of Delhi. Starting from Old Delhi, Jama Masjid is the first destination to be explored. It is the largest mosque which was built by Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644-1658. Enjoy rickshaw ride in the streets of Chandni Chowk. Earlier it was the most busting shopping arena during Mughal era. Next stop is Red Fort. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan, it is made up of red sandstone. Later visit Raj Ghat. Raj Ghat is the cremation ground of the ‘Father of Nation’- Mahatma Gandhi.

 

After Old Delhi, visit New Delhi. India Gate is the first spot to pay visit. It is a war memorial and was built by British in the commemoration of 70,000 Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives during First World War and Afghan War. Later visit Rashtrapati Bhavan (the residence of President of India) and some government buildings- Parliament House, Rajpath and the royal street of New Delhi. Hamida Banu Begum, widow of Humayun ordered to build Humayun’s Tomb in 1562. After 8 years, the tomb was completely built.

 

It is built with red sandstone. However, the borders are built using white and black marble. Visit Qutab Minar- a five storied building. Its architecture is Indo-Islamic. With the diameter of 14.32 metres at base and 2.75 metres at top, it is one of the highest towers in India.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi- Agra (210 km/ 4-5 Hrs)

agraIn the afternoon, visit Agra Fort. Its construction was started in 1565 on the orders of Mughal Emperor Akbar and was then continued by the successive generations. It is made up of red sandstone offering a beautiful view of Taj Mahal. The fort houses many royal buildings- pavilions, Diwan-I-Am and Diwan-I-Khas.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Agra.

Day 04: Agra to Jaipur (250 km/ 5-6 Hrs)

fatehpur sikriEarly morning is set to enjoy sunrise at Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is an epitome of love. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Its construction took around 22 years for completion. Around 20,000 workers were brought from different countries for the construction of Taj Mahal. Inside the complex, there is Taj Museum.

 

Get back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and start driving to Jaipur. On the way towards Jaipur, visit Fatehpur Sikri.

 

Fatehpur Sikri once the capital city of Emperor Akbar was abandoned after 15 years of its establishment due to lack of water. It is now UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Within the building there are many complexes as ‘Hall for Public Audience’ and ‘Hall for Private Audience’. There is a stone column at the centre of hall that supports a throne. At all the four corners of it, stone bridges lead across the throne. Panch Mahal or Five Storey Palace is the five-storey building and its architecture is as of a Buddhist Pagoda, although it is constructed in Persian style.

 

Later visit Fatehpur which is adjacent to it. It is also popularly known for Buland Darwaza and Sheikh Salim Chisti Dargah. Sheikh Salim Chisti Dargah is the pious tomb of Sufi Saint with whose blessings Akbar had his only offspring and Emperor Jehangir.

 

Continue drive towards Jaipur. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Jaipur.

Day 05: Jaipur Sightseeing

hava mahalPost breakfast; get ready for a visit to Amber Fort. Ascend the fort on the back of an elephant to feel royalty. The fort exemplifies the typical Rajput architecture. It is popular for the mirror work and the grand fortifications. While returning from Amber Fort, a photography halt will be taken at Jal Mahal Palace.

 

Next stop would be Hawa Mahal- the ‘Palace of Wind’. This palace is built in honeycomb design. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. Hawa Mahal is one of the major attractions in Jaipur. It was built for royal ladies who can witness the lives and happenings in the city through windows. In the afternoon, visit Jantar Mantar. Jantar Mantar is the largest observatory by Maharaja Jai Singh for the instruments. These astronomy instruments are still in perfect working condition.

 

Maharaja’s City Palace used to be the residence of royal family. Now half of it has been converted into museum while the other half is still the residence of royal family. The architecture of City Palace is the mixture of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Jaipur.

Day 06: Jaipur- Udaipur (405 km/ 6-7 Hrs)

ChhitorgarhPost breakfast, check out from the hotel and start driving towards Udaipur. Also visit Chittorgarh Fort on the way.

 

Behind the creation of Chittorgarh Fort, there is history of Pandavas. Bhim (one of the five pandavas) started its construction. Withing the fort, there are many beautiful structures as Fateh Prakash Palace, Rana Kumbh Palace, Padmini’s Palace and more. Also pay a visit to two victorial memorials- Vijay Stambh & Kirti Stambh.

 

Continue drive towards Udaipur. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Udaipur.

Day 07: Udaipur Sightseeing

jagadish templePost breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur- the City of Lakes. First spot to visit is City Palace Museum. It is situated within Fateh Prakash Palace complex.  The museum displays a huge range of weapons, artifacts, utensils and more. The museum is one of the major attractions in Udaipur.

 

At the entrance of City Palace, a magnificent exemplary of architecture- Jagdish Temple is located. It is an Indo-Aryan temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. There is an idol of Lord Vishnu as Jagannath in black stone. An image of Garuda made up of brass is located in front of the temple. Also the steps of temple are bordered with elephants. Next in line is Sahelion Ki Bari- a garden. It was built by Maharana Sangram Singh. It is adorned with beautiful flowerbeds, fountains, pools, lawns and trees. This garden shows the lifestyle of royal ladies. Later, visit Fateh Sagar Lake. This lake is located nearby Saheliyon-Ki-Bari. It was built in 1678 by Maharana Fateh Singh. This lake has a popular garden island having boat-shaped cafe in the middle.

 

In the afternoon, enjoy boat ride at Lake Pichola. Later visit Lake Palace which is located at the centre if Lake Pichola.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Udaipur.

Day 08: Udaipur- Mumbai- Cochin (By Flight)

Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and depart to the airport to catch the flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival at Mumbai, board the connecting flight to Cochin.

 

Upon arrival at Cochin, you will be transferred to hotel.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Cochin.

Day 09: Cochin Sightseeing

cochinPost breakfast; get ready for sightseeing of Cochin. Visit Cochin Fort area. It is said that it is one of the oldest settlements in Cochin. In 1500, the Portuguese flag was first hoisted here. On the beach you can witness Chinese fishing nets. This is practice continued from the earliest visitors to this coast. As per records, Chinese fishing nets were first brought somewhere in between 1350 and 1450AD. Next stop would be St. Francis Church. This European church was built in 1510. It is the same site where Vasco Da Gama was buried. However, his remains were later taken to Lisbon but the gravestone is still seen here. Establishment of Jewish Synagogue dates back to 1568. It was later modified in the mid 18th century with a clock tower and hand-painted tiles.

 

Continue sightseeing tour with Dutch Palace. It was built in 1550s by Portuguese and was then taken over by Dutch. It was again presented to Kings of Cochin. The palace is adorned with mythological paintings and also displays the traditional flooring of Kerala. The perfect mix of coconut shells, egg whites, lime and plant juices give it a polished effect.

 

A Kathakali dance performance is also scheduled for evening. Kathakali is the traditional dance form of Kerala. The dance is a form of drama art in which characters from great epics like Mahabharata and Puranas are depicted.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Cochin.

 

Note: Dutch Palace remains closed on Friday.

 

Synagogue remains closed on Friday, Saturday and Jewish Holidays.

Day 10: Cochin- Kumarakom (80 km/1-2 Hrs)

kumarakomPost breakfast, check out from the hotel and start driving towards Kumarakom. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel. In the afternoon, a visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is scheduled. Here you may witness a huge range of migratory birds. Other species that can be spotted at this bird sanctuary are Crow Pheasant, Little Cormorant, Tree Pie, Snake Bird and White Branded Water Hen. This bird sanctuary is sprawled over 14 acre area.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Kumarakom.

Day 11: Kumarakom- Alleppey (By Houseboat)

vembanadPost breakfast, check-out from hotel and board the jetty to get into houseboat. Kettuvallam is the local name for houseboat. These are very large and used as the carriers to trade goods across Kerala. The houseboats facilitate all the modern amenities such as toilets, living rooms, balcony, kitchen, bedroom etc.

 

Sail through spectacular Vembanad Lake. It is one of largest freshwater lakes in Asia. Vembanad Kayal is the local name for this lake. The green vegetation on its banks is an eye-pleasing sight. Through backwaters, visit Alleppey. On houseboat, spend your time at leisure. On the way, you may also stop at some of quaint villages of Kerala.

 

Overnight stay would be at a houseboat.

Day 12: Alleppey to Cochin (70 km/1-2 Hrs) & Depart from Cochin

Post breakfast at houseboat; de-board from the houseboat to continue your journey towards Cochin. From Cochin airport, board the flight to your next destination.

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