Jewels of India-Private Tour of India - North and South

Embark on a 12 day tour to see the best highlights of India. Start the tour in Delhi and get up close to the capital city for the day, next visit the grand Taj Mahal before taking in the colors of Jaipur. Be charmed by the town of Mandawa, which is referred to as the 'open art gallery' of Rajasthan as it is dotted with fascinating mansions that have lavishly painted walls. On day return back to Delhi International Airport for your onward flight to Kochi, Kerala. Experience God's Own Country, surrounded by valleys, midland plains and coastal belts, with a essence of responsible travel. Start the tour at Kochi, moving onto the Spice Village in Thekkady, followed by a boat ride, enjoy the serenity at Kumarakom, winding your trip to an end by returning to Kochi.

Inclusions

Included

  • Return Airport Transfers in Delhi & Kochi
  • Air Conditioned Vehicle during the entire tour (Toyota Innova / Mini Van)
  • 2 nights accommodation in Delhi on bed & breakfast basis (Welcome Dwarka or similar)
  • 1 night accommodation in Agra on bed & breakfast basis (ITC Mughal or similar)
  • 2 nights accommodation in Jaipur on bed & breakfast basis (ITC Rajputan or similar)
  • 1 night accommodation in Mandawa on bed & breakfast basis (Castle Mandawa or similar)
  • 2 nights accommodation in Kochi on bed & breakfast basis (Casino Hotel Cochin or similar)
  • 1 night accommodation in Thekkady on bed & breakfast basis (Spice Village Thekkady or similar)
  • 2 nights accommodation in Kumarakom on bed & breakfast basis (Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom or similar)
  • Visit to Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Red Fort, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, City Palace Jaipur & Amber Fort Jaipur
  • Visit to Havelis in Mandawa
  • One way Economy Class Air Ticket from Delhi to Kochi.
  • Full day tour of Kochi
  • Plantation tour of the Spice Village
  • Boat ride on Lake Periyar
  • Entrance fees for monuments mentioned above
  • Call (330) 650-2020 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13198083

    Tour Operator
    Learning Journeys
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    12 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DelhiArrival Delhi
    Welcome to India! Our Learning Journeys representative will meet you and then proceed to drive you to the hotel .
    Day 2DelhiDELHI-FULL DAY
    Delhi, the capital City offers a fine blend of old traditions and modernity. The city's importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. A variety of cuisines, endless shopping, that is just the start, Delhi has so much more to offer.(B)
    Day 3AgraAgra
    Our representative will come and pick you at the designated time for your drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. The drive from Delhi to Agra will take approximately 4 hours depending upon traffic conditions.(B)
    Day 4JaipurJaipur
    India's most exciting destination, The Taj Mahal needs no introduction. Its pristine beauty is unparalleled and the more you look at it, the more it captivates you. However, there is more to Agra than romancing the Taj. There are monuments which have incredible stories to tell, across the Yamuna river there is a new form of life that is tucked away behind the glory of the great Taj Mahal.(B)
    Day 5JaipurJAIPUR- COLORS OF INDIA
    Welcome to Jaipur. The old Jaipur painted in pink can grip any visitor with admiration. The stunning backdrop of the ancient forts are a dramatic testimony of the bygone era and a reminder of their lingering romance. The pulse of the city lies in its colourful bazaars and the history of its people. The city with a historical legacy and rich architecture has a variety of experiences to offer.(B)
    Day 6MandawaJAIPUR to MANDAWA - The Open Art Gallery
    Take a road trip to Mandawa to explore this town which falls in the Shekhawati region in the northeast part of Rajasthan. Known for its historical significance, the town is a true delight for art lovers. The drive to Mandawa from Jaipur would take around 6 hours depending upon traffic conditions(B).
    Day 7KerelaDELHI-KERELA
    After breakfast our representative will come and pick you at the designated time, to drive you back to Delhi for your flight to Cochin..(B)
    Day 8KerelaCOCHIN-KERELA
    Kochi also known as Cochin is situated on the southwest coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, God's Own Country. A stroll along the beach, particularly at sunset with the Chinese fishing nets and sailing ships in the background, is a memorable experience. Our representative will meet you at your hotel for your tour of Kochi, visit the Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays and Saturdays), Dutch Palace (closed on Fridays) and the Chinese Fishing nets.(B)
    Day 9ThekkadyDRIVE TO THEKKADY South India's Most Popular Wildlife sanctuary
    Thekkedy is South India's most popular wildlife sanctuary, covering an area of 777 sq. kms. Set on the attractive manmade Periyar Lake, it attracts several visitors a year. Though the sanctuary was made a part of Project Tiger in 1973, it is better known for its elephants. After you have checked in and relaxed, proceed for a plantation tour of the Spice Village property which is offered by the hotel. Enjoy the remaining day at leisure.(B)
    Day 10KumarakomSERINITY- A boat ride on Lake Periyar
    Enjoy a morning for a boat ride on Lake Periyar, a man made lake. See the wildlife on the banks of the lake between the shore and the forest edge. Spot birds as well. Later drive to Kumarakom.(B)
    Day 11KumarakomKUMARAKON-BACKWATERS
    Welcome to Kumarakom, a serenely beautiful and scenic backwater destination, a charming peninsula jutting into the Vembanad Lake. Here an old rubber plantation around the lake has been developed into a bird sanctuary. A path goes through the swamp to the main nesting area, while the island in the middle of the lake can be reached by boat.(B)
    Day 12Departure DayDEPARTURE DAY
    Departure day.
    Dates/Pricing

    Click Quote or call us to get additional information on your chosen travel date. Special offers or competitive pricing may be available!

    DateDescriptionQuote
     July 1, 2016-September, 2017 : Double Occupancy starting atQuote
     July 1, 2016-September, 2017 : Single Traveler ( with two travelers) starting atQuote
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    Private Tour- Daily Departures-Rates based on 2 people traveling together

    Inter India airfare is additional-$300 per person

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