Rishikesh Holidays

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Rajpath

Day 1: Delhi

Welcome to India and the start of your holiday! Arrive Mumbai and catch your connecting flight to Delhi - Arrival Delhi and we will transfer you to your hotel.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi

This morning, our Welcome Meeting takes place. We’ll then enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi, taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more.

Nrashtrapati Bhawan

Day 3: Delhi - Rishikesh

Morning will drive to Haridwar here your driver will take you around some of the key points of interest before driving you onto Rishikesh.

Rishikesh dawn

Day 4: Rishikesh

Enjoy the day to explore all the temples and ashrams and holy bathing ghats on the Ganges in this very scared city.

Delhi fruit stall

Day 5: Rishikesh - Delhi

Today we return you to Delhi - arrival and check into your hotel.

Ranthambhore fort

Day 6: Delhi - Agra

Departing Delhi, we journey to Agra, once India’s Mughal capital. Here, we take a motorised buggy to the legendary Taj Mahal. Built entirely of white marble, the Taj Mahal has no peers. Continuing, we visit Agra fort, which boasts some of India’s finest Mughal buildings behind it’s fortified walls.

Local transport

Day 7: Agra - Chennai

First we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned due to lack of water. After we drive to Delhi airport for your flight to Chennai.

Chennai street

Day 8: Chennai

Enjoy a full day with your guide to explore Kanchipuram, one of sacred cities in India and the seaside town of Mahabalipuram, famous for its shore temple. Evening at leisure.

The local  bus station

Day 9: Chennai - Kovalam

This morning you fly to Trivandrum. On arrival we drive you to visit India's most southern point in Kanyakumari. Return transfer to Kovalam bay which is near Trivandrum.

Kovalam Beach

Day 10: Kovalam - Alleppey

Morning drive to board 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 11: Alleppey - Kochi

Disembarking at Allapuzha, enjoy a short drive to Kochi (Cochin). The city of Kochi perfectly reflects the eclecticism of Kerala. One can see winding streets with mosques, a 16th century Jewish synagogue and Jewish community with ancient roots and 500 year old Portuguese cottages! Enjoy the remains of the day your way. This evening included excursion to see a Kathakali Dance performance.

Jewish Market

Day 12: Kochi - Mumbai

Early morning flight to Mumbai. Arrival transfer to your hotel. Afternoon tour of Mumbai including visits to the Prince of Wales museum, Marine Drive and the Mani Bhawan Jain temple.

Kathakali Dancer

Day 13: Mumbai

We will say farewell with a transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.

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