Best of North and South India

from $1175
Duration:
13 Days / 12 Nights
Type:
Private Tour
Run:
Everyday

Go through India from North to South. This tour covers the best tourist destination across North India and South India. It includes visiting World Heritage sites, one of the most incredible places on Earth filled with colors, sights, and culture. You will go around three of India spectacular cities and will leave you wanting more. Embark with the beauty of Taj Mahal, visit the famous monuments of Jaipur, and explore the magnificence of Agra! Then head to  Kerala, as you laze around with views of swaying palm trees and the sounds of nature as your orchestra. Tour the city of Kochi which boast a distinct mixture of architecture from several countries.

Included:
  • Battery Van ride or Tonga ride (subject to permission) from parking to Taj Mahal entry gate
  • Accommodation at listed hotels in Twin / Double sharing basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Delhi at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Agra at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Ranthambore at listed hotel on Full board basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Jaipur at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Backwater at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Cochin at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • Facilitator for assistance on initial arrival and final departure
  • Demonstration of Carpet weaving and block printing in Jaipur
  • Demonstration of Marble craftsmanship in Agra
  • 1 Bottled mineral water during long drives
  • Short walking tour of Fort Cochin
  • Garlanding upon arrival in India
  • Shoe covers at the Taj Mahal
  • English speaking local guides
  • Monument entrance fees
  • All presently applicable taxes
Excluded:
  • Any meals apart from the listed
  • Personal Spendings
  • Optional tours
  • Visa fees
  • Air fare
  • Tipping
Itinerary:
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Day 1: Delhi Arrival

Your Golden Triangle Tour will start from Delhi. Upon your arrival, you will be Greeted and Escorted by our Memphis Tours Executive to your Hotel and then check in.

Overnight in Delhi.

Day 2: Delhi Tour

Your adventure begins this morning in Old Delhi. Weave through the warren of crooked, congested alleys off Chandni Chowk, one of India’s oldest and busiest bazaars, where you will see the traditional workmanship for which India is well known and still thrives. Visit Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s serene and evocative cremation site and the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India. This afternoon visits the Qutab Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a stunning 240-foot minaret, the tallest in the world, surrounded by an elaborate complex built in the Indo-Islamic architectural tradition.

Overnight in Delhi.

Day 3: Welcome Agra

After breakfast drive to the medieval city of Agra, home of the world-famous Taj Mahal. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure or perhaps book an optional tour to the Tomb of Itmad- Ud- Daulah.

Overnight in Agra.

Day 4: Proceeding Agra

Early this morning, visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise (closed on Fridays). Return to the hotel for breakfast. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or perhaps book an optional tour to Agra Fort.

Overnight in Agra.

Day 5: Ranthambore National Park Tour

After breakfast drive to Ranthambore. Ranthambore National Park, at 150 square miles, is one of India’s smallest tiger reserves, but it boasts one of the country’s largest tiger populations and an impressive array of other animal and bird life (over 270 species of birds have been documented). Wildlife including leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, langur nilgai, sambar and chital inhabit the park in abundance. Crocodiles are found in some of these lakes, which are also seasonally rich in water birds.

Overnight in Ranthambore.

Day 6: Continuing Ranthambore National Park

Our day will begin with pre-dawn coffee and biscuits before setting off on an early morning game drive with a park guide in search of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. Return to the hotel for lunch. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure or perhaps return to the park for an optional afternoon game drive.

Overnight in Ranthambore.

Day 7: Jaipur Arrival

This morning, depart for the “Pink City” of Jaipur - Rajasthan’s capital, the origin of Jaipur’s nickname becomes immediately apparent as we enter the old city walls and greet the pink-colored buildings that rise at every turn. You may spend time in the oldest and busiest market in the walled city, Johori Bazaar, which is a true feast for the senses. It is filled with aromatic spices, while oxcarts, cows, bejeweled women, and men with shocking pink turbans jostle through the labyrinthine streets.

Overnight in Jaipur

Day 8: Proceeding Jaipur

After breakfast take a half-day tour of the city visiting the Maharaja’s City Palace where you will see the Mubarak Mahal, the Museums of Textiles, the Diwan-e-Khas and Diwan-e-am. The City Palace is one of the most famous attractions in Jaipur. Afterwards, drive past the Hawa Mahal, an impressive bee hive like tower with a beautiful façade for a photo stop. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure or perhaps pre book one of our optional tours.

Overnight in Jaipur.

Optionals:

Amber Fort: it was built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. The fort reflects the Rajput architecture. The fort, sprawls along the Maotha Lake; it consists of a massive complex gateways, stairways, courts and pillared pavilions.

Jantar Mantar (Royal Observatory): It is an observatory which was built (1728-34) by king astrologer Jai Singh II. It consists of several instrument, each serves a particular function to give an accurate reading.

Experience Elephants: go on a journey to the world of elephants and have an unforgettable experience with these magnificent creatures. Ride on an elephant's back and experience the height at which this animan stands.

Day 9: Kerala Backwaters

Board flight to Cochin. Upon arrival, drive to Alleppey, also called Alappuzha. Alleppey is a market town surrounded by coconut plantations. With its large network of canals, it is a major center for backwater cruises and the venue for spectacular snake boat races. Also called “Venice of the East”, the town is the headquarters of Kerala’s coir industry and also important for cashew nut processing.


Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Continuing Kerala Backwaters

Day at leisure. You may relax at your hotel or avail Ayurveda treatment/ massage on direct payment basis.


Optional:

Take a houseboat day cruise with lunch on board. The houseboats are huge, slow moving, exotic barge used for leisure trips - are the reworked kettuvallams of olden times. Lunch will be served on houseboat. Get back to your hotel.

Optional:

Alleppey Deluxe Houseboat:

The Kerala houseboats takes tourists on a cruise along the emerald waterways. The kettuvalloms (houseboats) offers you a novel concept holiday. They are comfprtably furnished and consist of an open lounge, one or two bath attached bedrooms and kitchenette. Every houseboat has a crew of 3 men.

The Deluxe Houseboat comprises of 2 bedrooms containing one bed, catering to a maximum of 2 passengers per room. Then, there is another 2 bedrooms with 2 beds in each catering to 4 passengers per room. Lastly, there is 1 bedroom that features 3 beds catering to a maximum of 6 passengers.

Day 11: Kochi Arrival

Drive to Kochi. Take a tour of the city visiting the Dutch Palace, which has some of India’s most beautiful murals and the Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays and Saturdays). Visit St. Francis Church where Vasco da Gama was originally buried, and the Santa Cruz Church with pastel coloured interior and carved wooden panels.

Day 12: Proceeding Kochi

Day at leisure. You may take below optional services:


Optionals:

Kalaripayattu: The martial art form of Kerala is considere the oldest and most scientific of its kind in the world. Feats like chaattom (jumping), ottam (running), marichil (somersault) etc. are taught, followed by the lessons in the use of weapons such as daggers, swords, spears, maces, the bow and arrow and so on.

Hands on cooking lesson: Learn about the preparation of the local cuisine with a local family. Keralite cuisine is basically characterized by an abundance of coconut and spices. The food offers menu options tracing Cochin’s Jewish, Syrian, Arabic and Portuguese food history. There will be interaction session also where apart from foods, you may peep into their social and cultural life. This will be followed by dinner which you have cooked.

Muzris heritage Tour: Enjoy a full day on the outskirts of Cochin. Muziris is an ancient port town in little Kerala that still holds a kind of beauty that is filled with history and culture.

Day 13: Final Departure

Get transferred to the airport to board flight to onward destination.

Accommodation :

Golden Accommodation

 

ITC WelcomHotel Dwarka / New Delhi 

Ramada Plaza Agra / Ranthambore National Park

Jungle Vilas Luxury Resort / Agra 

Hotel Royal Orchid Jaipur / Jaipur

Ramada Alleppey / Kerala Backwaters 

Ramada Cochin / Kochi

April-Sep
$ 1175 Per Person in Double Room
$ 1890 One Person Travelling Alone
Oct-Mar
$ 1310 Per Person in Double Room
$ 2155 One Person Travelling Alone

Diamond Accommodation

 

Radisson Dwarka / New Delhi

Courtyard By Marriott / Agra

Nahargarh / Ranthambore National Park

Trident / Jaipur

Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere / Kerala Backwaters

Trident Hotel Cochin / Kochi 

April-Sep
$ 1485 Per Person in Double Room
$ 2520 One Person travelling alone
Oct-Mar
$ 1640 Per Person in Double Room
$ 2800 One Person travelling alone
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