Jaipur Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF INDIA 2218

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Welcome to India! You will be met upon arrival in Delhi and transferred to your hotel.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi this morning, driving past the Red Fort (closed Monday), Jama Masjid mosque and rickshaw ride in the bylanes of the old city. Later visit New Delhi including India gate, a drive past the parliamentary buildings and President's house, a guided visit to Humayun's tomb and UNESCO World Heritage Site Qutub Minar.

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 3: Delhi

Today is a free day or perhaps enhance your holiday and pre-book the New Delhi optional tour.

Raj Ghat

Day 4: Delhi - Agra

Departing Delhi, we journey to Agra, once India’s Mughal capital. Here, we visit the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind it's fortified walls. Enroute we will stop at Mathura the birth place of the Hindu God Krishna and in this region many of his childhood pastimes took place the basis of which many ancient scriptures are written. This evening enjoy the Taj Mahal at sunset.

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 5: Agra - Jaipur

This morning we visit the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind it's fortified walls. En route to Jaipur, we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned due to lack of water.

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 6: Jaipur

This morning, we travel beyond Jaipur to the 16th century Amber Fort. An exotic elephant ride (subject to availability) transports us to the lofty fort, where we’ll enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza. This afternoon is free or perhaps enhance your holiday and pre-book the Jaipur up Close optional.

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 7: Jaipur

Today is a free day or perhaps add the Dera Amer optional to enhance your holiday.

An elephant ride through the gates of Amber Fort

Day 8: Jaipur - Shahpura

Today we will transfer you to the town of Shahpura; a lovely little village in Rajasthan. Shahpura it is set in 30 acres of garden and pasture and surrounded by lakes it is a fantastic place to spend a day.

Day 9: Shahpura - Udaipur

Continuing onto Udaipur today. An oasis of cool, with its massive lake and Venetian-like appearance, Udaipur is one of the most romantic towns in Rajasthan.

Maharaja City Palace

Day 10: Udaipur

This morning enjoy a half day city tour including City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Shaliyo ki bari Garden and Bharti lok kala Mandal. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore independently or simply relax.

Jagdish Temple

Day 11: Udaipur

Today is a free day or perhaps enhance your holiday and pre-book the Monsoon Palace optional.

Lakeside temple

Day 12: Udaipur

Today is a free day for you to relax or explore independently.

Kathakali Dancer

Day 13: Udaipur - Kochi

This morning we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Kochi. Upon arrival at Kochi airport we will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel for the evening.

Jewish Market

Day 14: Kochi

This morning enjoy a guided tour of Old Kochi Sightseeing including the Synagogue, Dutch Palace and St Francis Church.

Sunset at Fort Kochi

Day 15: Kochi - Munnar

A drive east to to Munnar - a quaint hill station nestled on the verdant slopes of tea plantations, that exudes a rare old world charm and reminds one of the days of the Raj in its elegant splendour. At a height of 1525 metres, Munnar offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. This afternoon enjoy a visit to the Tea Plantations including the Tea Museum

Tea pickers

Day 16: Munnar - Alleppey

Today a drive to Kumarakom. Perched sleepily on the eastern banks of the mighty Lake Vembanad in the heartland of Kerala’s famed backwaters. Upon arrival embark overnight houseboat to enjoy the backwaters of Kerala.

Sunrise boat trip

Day 17: Alleppey - Kovalam

Disembarking the houseboat in Alleppey we will drive approx. 4 hours to Kovalam.

Kovalam Beach

Days 18-22: Kovalam

The next few days are free for you to relax or explore independently (no guide or driver). One can spend days here lolling around on the sand, retreating under the awnings of the nearby beach cafes and simply relaxing. If you are a fan of watersports, try your hand at kayaking, surfing or waterskiing. For a spot of shopping and culture visit the bazaars and historical sights of Trivandrum, a mere 20kms away. Whatever your interests there is plenty to do and see in and around Kovalam, allowing you to be as active or inactive as you desire!

Beachfront stalls

Day 23: Kovalam

Sadly your last day with us, we will transfer you approx. 50 minutes to Trivandrum airport for your onward flight.

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last updated - 28 Nov 2014 2:43 AM