Ajmer Holidays

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Namaste! Welcome to India and New Delhi the capital city of India. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel with the rest of the day yours to relax

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi

Today we explore both Old and New Delhi - the order of New Delhi is a huge contrast to the unorganised chaos of the Old City. But both are just as appealing. Taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more.

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 3: Delhi - Ajmer

Today we will transfer to train station for your train to Ajmer (Shatabadi Express - 0605/1245 Air Condition Chair car) Arrive Ajmer and transfer to Hotel Mansingh Palace (Standard room) Enjoy an afternoon tour of Ajmer included visit St Mary’s Church

Day 4: Ajmer

Today and included tour of Pushkar an amazing place of pilgrimage that has more than 400 temples some of the holy places that you will see today is the Brahma Temple, Gau Ghat, Nag Hill, Markendeya Rishi Ashram, Pap Mochini Temple, Agastya Muni Ashram and Gaya Kund, the picturesque lake, the Savitri Temple, and the Pushkar Bazaar. Return transfer to Ajmer when you are ready.

Day 5: Ajmer - Jaipur

Today we drive to Jaipur at a time convenient to you. Arriving into Jaipur and check into your hotel. In the afternoon you will enjoy a tour of the city. Highlights include the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory.

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 6: Jaipur

This morning we visit the delicate pink, magnificent fort-palace of Amber - a wonderful example of Rajput architecture just north of Jaipur. Subject to Government regulations, we will arrive in style riding on an elephant! Later on you enjoy Up close & personal with the Elephants experience. Transfer to the hotel

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 7: Jaipur - Ranthambhore NP

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, we depart Jaipur and make our way to the Ranthambhore National Park for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Ranthambhore National Park is one of India’s most scenic parks and offers a rich diversity of fauna and flora including the Bengal tiger, sambar, chital, nilgai, wild boar, leopard, sloth bear and myriad birdlife.

Tiger pug marks in the sand in Ranthambore National Park

Day 8: Ranthambhore NP

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the national park. Ranthambore National Park is one of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s conservation efforts in Rajasthan. The forests around the Ranthambore Fort were once the private hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur

Antelope

Day 9: Ranthambhore NP

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the national park.

Tiger up close

Day 10: Ranthambhore NP - Bharatpur

Transfer to Train station for the train to Bharatpur (12060 - Kota Jan Shatabadi - 0700 / 0930 Air Condition Chair car) Arrive Bharatpur Transfer to Hotel Laxmi Vilas Palace (Standard room) Afternoon Bird watching Dinner at Hotel

Heron

Day 11: Bharatpur - Agra

En route to Agra, we visit Fatehpur Sikri, former imperial capital of the great Mughal emperor Akbar. Built between 1569 and 1585, it has been deserted for more than four centuries, abandoned in 1600 due to a meagre supply of water. In Agra, we enjoy a tonga ride ride to the legendary Taj Mahal (closed Fridays), the most extravagant monument ever built for love. Later, we visit the impressive Agra Fort.

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 12: Agra - Delhi

Today we drive back to Delhi. Check in to your hotel. Remaining day at leisure

Raj Ghat

Day 13: Delhi - Kochi

Today we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Kerala (63 315 - 0620 / 0920) Arrive Kochi and transfer to Hotel. Evening Enjoy Kathkali dances

Kathakali Dancer

Day 14: Kochi - Munnar

The touring today includes the visit to Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese for a local King in 1555 A.D. The famous Jew Street, a cul-de-sac leading to the beautiful Parsi Synagogue built in 1568. A walking tour of Fort Cochin will take you through the streets still graced with traces of Portuguese, Dutch & British colonial architecture, including a few old trading factories, the only ones still standing anywhere in the world. Later on we drive to Munnar a picturesque hill station nestled on the verdant slopes of tea plantations. Located at a lofty height of 1600m, Munnar in South India offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills carpeted with tea plantations. The rest of the afternoon is free to relax or explore the area

Tea pickers

Day 15: Munnar

Day at leisure

Rolling plantation

Day 16: Munnar - Alleppey

Today you will be driven to Alleppey to board the houseboat a traditional Keralan rice boat for a journey through the backwaters in and around Allapuzha (Alleppey). The boat will cross shallow, palm-fringed lakes and cruise along peaceful canals where copra and cashews are loaded onto local boats. The on-board cook will prepare locally-inspired food. Relax, read and catch some sun as the boat plies it’s route.

Alleppey sunset

Day 17: Alleppey - Kumarakom

Disembarking at Allepey today we drive to Kovalam for your relaxing beach stay.

Kovalam Beach

Day 18: Kumarakom

Stroll for miles along white palm fringed sandy beaches, try sampling the local seafood and sipping cocktails on your sun lounger, it's the perfect way to unwind.

The Lighthouse

Day 19: Kumarakom

Bid a fond farewell to India! We drive you to Kochi International Airport for your flight back home.

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last updated - 28 Aug 2014 12:43 PM