Experience Delhi, the National Capital of India, in existence since the 6th century BC.
In Agra, visit World Famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sites: the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
Enjoy Jungle Safari's at Ranthambore National Park, the former hunting grounds of the Maharajahs of Jaipur.
In Jaipur, visit Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal and the local markets.
Experience the Backwaters of Kerala, a network of lakes, canals and brackish lagoons lying parallel to the Arabian Sea.
On arrival at New Delhi airport, Alkof Holidays representative will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city's bustling streets or wander its wide tree-lined boulevards to get your first taste of India. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today, proceed for a full-day sightseeing of Delhi. The National Capital of India, Delhi has been in existence since the 6th century BC. Start your sightseeing from the Rajghat, the memorial where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Later, visit the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. Later, enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi. Afterwards, drive past President House, and India Gate in Edwin Lutyen's Delhi. Thereafter, visit Humayun's Tomb, built in 1562, commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast, leave for Agra - The City Of The Taj Mahal. Upon arrival at Agra, check-in at your hotel. Relax at the hotel, later visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, and Agra Fort. Evening is free for shopping of handicrafts as souvenirs from the market of Agra. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early morning before sunrise our tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you for a guided sightseeing tour of the Taj Mahal and Mehtab Bagh. Later return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Ranthambore National Park. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Akbar in the late 16th century. After sightseeing at Fatehpur Sikri, proceed to Ranthambore for overnight stay.
Enjoy both morning and afternoon jeep safari's inside the Ranthambore National Park. Watch the elusive Bengal tigers in there natural habitat, other animals that can be spotted during the safari are; Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Hanuman Langurs, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Snub Nosed Marsh Crocodiles, Desert Monitor Lizards, Banded Kraits, Cobras, Common Kraits, Ganga Soft Shelled Turtles, Indian Pythons, North Indian Flap Shelled Turtles and many more. Overnight stay at the resort.
After breakfast at the resort, leave for Jaipur. Upon arrival at Jaipur, check-in at your hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure, later in the evening take a stroll inside the beautiful market of the historic walled pink city of Jaipur, where the old ways of life continue uninterrupted. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today, embark on a full day guided tour of Jaipur. Start you sightseeing with the iconic attraction of Rajasthan "Amber Fort and Palace", A UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Raja Man Singh in 1592 in red sandstone and marble. The magnificent fort comprises an extensive palace complex, divided into several sections. It stands on top of an easily scalable mountain, which is situated right next to the beautiful Maota Lake. The fort's majestic appearance and its geographical advantages make it a special place to visit. After Amber Fort, visit Jal Mahal (Water Palace), City Palace, Jantar Mantar, The Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds), Albert Hall Museum, and Birla Mandir. Overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning, we'll transfer you to New Delhi airport to board a direct flight to Kochi. Upon arrival at Cochin International Airport, our local representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, head-out to experience Kochi/Cochin. During your sightseeing of Kochi, you will visit St Francis Church, which is the oldest European church and a 16th centuary Jewish Synagogue. Afterwards visit the Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace due to it's colonial influences. Also visit Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica Fort, Indo Portuguese Museum, Chinese Fishing Nets, and Bolgatty Island. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Munnar - scenic hill station of Kerala. On the way to Munnar, visit Kodanad Elephant Care Centre, beautiful waterfalls and natural scenic spots. Upon arrival at Munnar, check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Spend the day in exploring the rolling hills of Misty Munnar dotted with tea plantations. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is a town in the Western Ghats mountain range famous for its tea estates, exotic lush greenery and craggy peaks. This majestic hill station was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. Local sightseeing of Munnar includes visit to Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo point. Later in the afternoon proceed to Rajamalai (Eravikulam National Park), were the rarest species of mountain goat "Nilgiri Thars", can be spotted. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Thekkady (the location of the Periyar National Park). Upon arrival at Thekkady, check-in at your resort. Relax at the resort, later visit spice plantations of Kumily - a beautiful town and a popular tourist destination near Thekkady. Overnight stay at the resort.
Today, proceed for a full day sightseeing of Thekkady & Periyar National Park. Periyar National Park, also known as Periyar Tiger Reserve, is thick ever green forest in the mountainous Western Ghats of Kerala. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wild life and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. This wildlife sanctuary is home to tigers and a significant elephant population, as well as rare lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards and Indian bison. It is one of those wildlife reserves in India that remain open even in monsoon season. Optional activities like Boating at Periyar Lake, and Elephant Ride can be done at an extra cost. Overnight stay at the resort.
After breakfast at the resort, leave for Alappuzha (or Alleppey) - best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala backwaters, a network of tranquil canals and lagoons. Set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditionally decorated houseboats. Check in time is 01:00 PM and cruise starts with lunch. While cruising in these floating villas, let your eyes settle for the rare and the unusual - skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed-down paddy fields, and local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes, ancient temples and swaying coconut groves. Evening is free at leisure, you can explore the local market of Alappuzha. Overnight stay at the houseboat.
In the morning, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to the Cochin Airport to board a flight for onward journey.
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14 nights accommodation in 3 star deluxe hotels on twin or double sharing basis
1 night stay in a deluxe houseboat on the backwaters of Alleppey (Please Note: Accommodations can be upgraded to Luxury boutique hotels/4 star/5 star/5 star deluxe or your choice of hotels on request basis at an additional cost.)
Daily buffet breakfast at the hotels
All meals at the resort in Ranthambore (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
All meals at the houseboat in Alleppey (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
English speaking local destination guides in Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, and Kochi
Wildlife naturalist at Ranthambore National Park
All sightseeing and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary (non-ac during hill drive)
1-2 persons - Air-conditioned sedan car such as Etios/Dezire or similar
3-4 persons - Air-conditioned MUV car such as Toyota Innova or similar
5-10 persons - Air-conditioned mini-van such as Tempo Traveler or similar
Personal assistance during arrival and departure
1 rickshaw ride in old Delhi
2 jeep safari's at Ranthambore National Park
1 mineral water bottle per person per day
All applicable taxes
Any International or domestic flights are not included
Insurance - It is advisable that you buy a comprehensive medical/travel insurance in advance from your country before traveling to India
Visa fee (if applicable)
Any monument entrance fee, camera fee
Any kind of tips, personal expenses, laundry, or telephone charges
Note: Hotel upgrades are available as per your choice.
Good To Know
A deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior tour starting date. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash.
No additional cancellation fees apply for this tour. You can cancel the tour prior tour starting date and avoid paying the full amount, but the deposit you have paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within of tour starting date.
It is the sole responsibility of each individual traveller to get the required visa(s) for this tour, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with the Embassy of India in your home country.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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YES. We can customize your India Holiday Package, as per your interest, and preferences.
On arrival at New Delhi Airport, India, our local representative will be there at the airport holding a placard of your name for identification. We shall also provide you list of emergency 24 hours contact numbers for any emergency.
Although tipping in India is not compulsory, doing so is a nice gesture. In some circumstances, a small tip is expected. The rules of etiquette for gratuity in India are a little muddled as a colonial past, tourism, and cultural influences clash. We do recommend tipping at various instances, but tip higher only when you are very happy with the service. Tip can given after completion of the services from 5$, 10$ or more as per your choice and depending on how much satisfied & happy you are with the service provider.
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