Best of Rajasthan & Kerala
18 Days / 17 Nights
From US$3420

Explore the best of Rajasthan and Kerala on this incredible group tour. Great for first time travellers to India who want to see a broad range of the best the entire country has to offer, the tour features breathtaking landscapes, spectacular cultural sites, impossibly luxurious hotels, one of India’s most interesting game reserves, and two dynamic cities.

The dazzling forts, palaces and monuments of Delhi are evidences of Mughal opulence and British sophistication. The Taj Mahal world’s greatest monument of love is definitely the highlight with visit to Agra Fort and local markets. Not to be missed is the Pink City, the city of Jaipur and witness the rich architectural legacy of Jaipur merchants, ride an elephant to Amber Fort.

We enjoy wildlife safari at Ranthambore tiger reserve and spot various wild animals and Royal Bengal Tiger before flying to Cochin and continue our Kerala tour. The highlights of South starts from the Harbour city of Cochin, an evocative harbour town stretched across island and peninsulas on the Malabar Coast. Experience the city’s rich past flavoured from Portuguese, British, Dutch, Chinese and Jewish traders including a 500 year old church, a 16th Century synagogue and a Royal Palace. Explore by walk the scenic valley of Munnar covered by tea gardens. In Periyar we visit the local spice plantations growing cardamom, pepper, vanilla, tea and coffee and enjoy a boat ride in a nearby wildlife reserve to scout the forest for resident elephants and birds.

A highlight of the south is an overnight cruise on the scenic backwaters of Kerala, an intricate network of lagoons, canals, and lakes giving you an opportunity to observe the local life along the waterways. Wind down in Trivandrum and browse for antiques and indulge in a world famous traditional Ayurvedic spa treatment.

About TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS

The company with over 28 yrs old experienced team is committed to bringing the best in both quality and value to small group journeys, private car guided tours and tailor-made tours to India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Being a leading travel wholesaler we introduce travellers to the amazing culture and offer tours at unbeatable prices and with unparalleled comfort. For your protections TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS is approved Destination Management Company by Ministry of tourism Govt of India and member of IATA, AFTA, ATAC, IATO and PATA to name few. We are proud to say that our team is very experienced with in-depth knowledge of destination. Our reputation is built on providing world class service with real personal touches that make a difference to your holiday. We understand the importance of giving attention to even the smallest of details and care about the countries to which we take you and make sure that we have a positive effect on the environment. Respect for locals and their way of life is an essential part of travelling with TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS.

“You Rely on us and we rely on experience”

Why THO Small Group Journey?

Smaller, Escorted and Inclusive

Our Small Group tours consists maximum of 16 people to ensure perfect combination of intimacy, flexibility and authentic cultural experiences. Our itineraries are artfully crafted, showcasing the essence of a destination by combining famous highlights with hidden jewels. All groups are escorted on achieving minimum 06 people unless specified on the tour by an English speaking Tour Manager assisting you throughout on day to day activities and enlightening you with local knowledge on general specialties, additional sightseeing and souvenir shopping.

Our experienced Local Tour Guides will enhance your experience during sightseeing tour. Travel with like-minded travellers and experience comprehensive inclusions, as well as unsurpassed cultural interpretation provided by experienced tour leaders.

Best of Rajasthan & Kerala - 18 Days/17 Nights (Small Group Tour)

Explore the best of Rajasthan and Kerala on this incredible group tour. Great for first time travellers to India who want to see a broad range of the best the entire country has to offer, the tour features breathtaking landscapes, spectacular cultural sites, impossibly luxurious hotels, one of India’s most interesting game reserves, and two dynamic cities.

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrive at Delhi International Airport. TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS Executive will page you by your name. Thereafter you will be assisted with a transfer to the hotel, check in at the hotel an stay two nights in Delhi. (No Meals)


Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing

After breakfast and brief introduction of the tour by Tour Manager start your sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Rajghat, Qutub Minar, Chandni, drive past India Gate and parliament buildings (where you will stop for Photo). (B,L,D)


Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur (Approx Distance: 265kms, 5 hrs drive)

After breakfast travel to Jaipur also known as the Pink City. On arrival check in at the hotel. stay for two nights in Jaipur. (B,L,D)


Day 04: Jaipur Sightseeing

After breakfast, enjoy guided city tour and visit Amber Fort,Jantar Mantar and Hawa mahal. Stay overnight in Jaipur. (B,L,D)


Day 05: Jaipur – Ranthambore

After breakfast transfer to Ranthambore. Enjoy a village tour and stay for two nights at the resort. (B,L,D)


Day 06: Wildlife Safari

After breakfast enjoy a morning and an afternoon game drive by canter. Stay overnight in Ranthambhore. (B,L,D)


Day 07: Ranthambore – Agra (Approx Distance: 245kms, 4 hrs drive)

Today we travel to the City of Taj the most endurable monument of love to the world. En-route visit the deserted city of Mughals - Fatehpur Sikri. We arrive late afternoon in Agra and remaining evening is at leisure. Stay for two nights in Agra. (B,L,D)


Day 08: Agra

Pay a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal build by Emperor ShahJahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Later after breakfast we visit the famous Agra Fort followed by a visit to the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah also termed as the mini Taj Mahal. (B,L,D)


Day 09: Agra – Delhi (Approx Distance: 203kms, 4 hrs drive), Delhi – Cochin (by flight TBA)

Travel back to Delhi and board a flight to Cochin. On arrival meet and assist at the Cochin Airport and transfer to the hotel. Evening free to explore the harbour city of Kerala also known as ‘God’s own Country’ and stay overnight in Cochin. (B,L,D)


Day 10: Cochin – Munnar (Approx Distance: 130kms, 3 hrs drive)

Today after breakfast we travel to Munnar, famous for its tea gardens and summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India. Stay for two nights in Munnar. (B,L,D)


Day 11: Munnar

Enjoy your leisurely breakfast and walk through the enchanting tea estates enjoying the tranquillity it provides while watching women plucking tea leaves at the tea estate. Stay overnight in Munnar. (B,L,D)


Day 12: Munnar – Thekkady (Approx Distance: 89kms, 2 hrs drive)

After breakfast travel to yet another enchanting destination, Thekkady. Enjoy boat ride to Periyar Wildlife sanctuary, in the cooler air as the sun sets wildlife comes to the drink at the Lake’s edge. Stay for two nights in Thekkady. (B,L,D)


Day 13: Thekkady

Morning visit the Spice plantation famous for cardamom, coffee and tea plantations and you will learn a bit about the many uses of the spices, both medical and culinary. Rest of the evening is at leisure. (B,L,D)


Day 14: Thekkady - Backwater Cruise (Approx Distance: 141kms, 2 ½ hrs drive)

After breakfast travel to Alleppey, upon arrival embark the houseboat. Enjoy splendid views of the backwaters from the boat. All meals with overnight onboard. (B,L,D)

*(The houseboat docks itself in the evening at around 1800 hrs as by this time the fisherman draws their nets in the backwaters. The Air conditioning in the houseboat also starts at night after the houseboat docks).


Day 15: Alleppey – Kovalam (Approx Distance: 158kms, 2 ½ hrs drive)

Wake up with the chirruping noise of birds and disembark after having your breakfast. Travel to Kovalam to enjoy your basic Ayurveda message and relax at the beach. Stay three nights in Kovalam. (B,L,D)   


Day 16: Kovalam

Enjoy your leisurely breakfast as the day is free for own activities. (B,L,D)   


Day 17: Kovalam

Enjoy your leisurely breakfast as the day is free for own activities. (B,L,D)   


Day 18: Kovalam - Trivandrum Departure

After breakfast tour finishes with transfer to the Trivandrum International airport. (B)


Tour Ends

Deluxe Group Tour Accommodations

All our Group Tours are based on deluxe (4*) accommodation unless mentioned on the tour page, each hotel is carefully selected for its location, comfort, style and ambience providing a true holiday experience. Our accommodations are a mixture of palaces, heritage, Havelies and modern hotels. In most cases we free upgrade the whole group to 5* accommodation in some destinations when tour is fully booked out in advance.

Nepal being adventure destination, choices of accommodation are limited hence best available (4*) hotel are offered which are categorised by Nepal tourism and standard of accommodation may be different than India and Sri Lanka. 

100% Guaranteed Departures

To assist you when booking the airline and taking our great early payment savings, TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS has designated all Group Tours as 100% GUARANTEED departure with specified minimum numbers of 02 or mentioned on the scheduled date, unless circumstances occur beyond our control.

Meals included

Being a seasoned traveller ourselves we have discovered the travelling time is unpredictable sometime you reach a destination so late that you are tired to go out for dinner or search for a proper dinning place around the vicinity of your hotel which may become a chore during your holiday, hence we have removed the hassle by including most of breakfast and dinners in all our brochure tour packages.  

Pre & Post Tour Accommodation

Do some exploring before the trip begins or add couple of nights after the tour to relax before boarding your flight. We offer competitive rates in all destinations- book in conjunction with your main tour - ask TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS or your travel agent.

Add-On (Short Tour packages)

Make the most of your time away - after all, you have travelled all that way.  Our Add-On can be used as short breaks in their own right or as pre/post tour additions.  With all arrangements made for you they are the perfect way to discover more of your destinations - ask TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS or your travel agent.

Group Tour Privately or Tailor-made

If you have group of friends or family or even two of you and like to do this group tour Itinerary as a Private Car or like to tailor-make to suite your requirements. Please contact us and we will be glad to assist you.

Plan Your Own Group

The advantage of a true specialist is their knowledge and confidence in assisting anyone who is keen to visit a destination but like to do things differently. Is a special occasion? Do you want to experience a festival, lead a culinary adventure, organise a yoga and wellness group or cycle the off beaten tracks of India or Sri Lanka with people close to you? Or do you find parts of one of our tours appealing but want to alter dates or itineraries to better suit your groups’ needs?

Please contact us with your wish list and our team will be glad to tailor-make your special tour ensuring all possible activities and ideas are incorporated, making a unique group tour.

“The Holidays you dream are the holidays we pack”

What Makes Us Different?

Being your Local Travel wholesaler and one of the True Destination Specialists our team in Australia, New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan ensures that every itinerary is well balanced and filled with amazing cultural experiences, breathtaking scenery and historical sites. Most must see and must do’s are included giving you opportunity to witness sights, taste delicious cuisine, visit bazaar for souvenirs, meet and experience life of locals at the same time have some free time to explore town the way you like.

Whichever itinerary you select all are included complete travel and transfer by charted air-conditioned vehicles, local English speaking guide, sightseeing, entrance fee to the monuments and parks, safaris, boat ride, elephant or camel or horse ride, cultural shows at the theatre or hotel, domestic airfare in economy class, train fare in best available air-conditions class and not to mentioned the current govt taxes of the county. For more details of inclusions please refer to the inclusions column of the itinerary.

Prices Guarantees

All prices shown are on per person basis on twin/double and apply when you share room with travel companion. For single traveller we do offer single room and price is available on request.

You don’t need to worry about currency fluctuations. Once we receive your full payment, your land tour price is guaranteed and protected against any increases. 

100% Protected Holiday

We are a member of IATA, ATAC and AFTA which ensure that your holiday is 100% protected.

No Hidden Cost

We love transparency, so the prices quoted by THO are almost all inclusive and help the traveller to budget their holidays accurately. All we ask you to do is relax and enjoy your holiday, knowing that all prepaid expenses have been included in your initial tour cost. Please refer to the tour inclusions for more details.

Value for Money

Being a local Travel Wholesaler, our huge buying power help us pass the discounted rates to our clients. We also do FREE hotel upgrade at some destination as a gesture of appreciation to our valuable travellers. Apart from this our local team of experts adds incredible value for your dollar.

Discounts & Rewards

Please note discount and rewards given below can not be combined with any other promotions. You only can avail any one discount or promotions.

Loyalty Rewarded 5% Off

Many of our clients choose to travel with us time and time again. As a valued client, we offer you a 5% discount off your second and onwards tour package. This offer applies only to the tour cost of your trip and conditions do apply. Speak to us for details when making your booking.

Past Passenger Discount 5% Off

As Loyal Traveller appreciation we are offering a 5% discount off on any new Small Group Journey bookings on land only.

All you have to do is prove that you have travelled on one Small Group Journey with us since 2009 and the discount is yours!

Multi Trip Discount 5% Off

If you have the time why not combines two or more of our tour and save? In any one holiday, we will discount your second and onwards trip by 5%. Tour package must be minimum 10 days or more from our brochure and discount applies on lowest price tour package. Discount does not apply to add-on pre & post accommodation, train journeys, flights and/or any small packages or services.

BIG SAVINGS when travelling with your friends and family

The advantage of a true specialist is their knowledge and confidence in assisting anyone who is keen to visit a destination but like to do things differently. Is a special occasion? Do you want to experience a festival, lead a culinary adventure, organise a yoga and wellness group or cycle the off beaten tracks of India or Sri Lanka with people close to you? Or do you find parts of one of our tours appealing but want to alter dates or itineraries to better suit your groups’ needs?

Please contact us with your wish list and our team will be glad to tailor-make your special tour ensuring all possible activities and ideas are incorporated, making a unique group tour.

(Best suited discount will be offered and any discount can not be combined with any other discount or promotions)

How Early Should I Book?

The earlier is better so that you can save on our promotional offers.

We offer excellent value for our Small Group Tours which tends to be booked out earlier than expected hence reserve your place at least 6 to 7 months prior to departure.

24/7 Helpline and assistance by THO Local Offices

Apart from 24/7 helpline for emergency assistance; our guest relation manager will call you to make sure everything is going smoothly. Our 36 local network and associate office Manager will be there to assist you in every destination.

International Flights

The tour packages are usually “Land Only” and do not include international flights.  We therefore recommend that you contact us or your travel agent to book your flights well in advance of travel, when you can generally gain access to specials and discounted airfares. This will ensure you can travel on the days that suit you and your tour.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our journeys. Speak to us or your travel agent about comprehensive insurance to cover your travel arrangements. This must critically cover medical expenses in case of an emergency.  Note that travel insurance automatically provided with credit cards generally does not provide adequate cover. Its your responsibility to ensure that you have appropriate and comprehensive travel insurance.

Medical Information

Our elderly travellers who are aged 70 years or more, or with a per-existing condition that affects their fitness to travel or any medical dietary requirement, must be advised at the time of booking. We recommend all travellers should visit their Doctor for these aforementioned purposes and/or to confirm that they are physically able to undertake the day-to-day requirements of the tour.

Selecting Your Holiday Type

Most of our journeys are suited to those with normal fitness and mobility levels. To assist you in choosing a journey best for you we have graded our tours;

Easy Paced: These programs are set at a comfortable pace. Walking and climbing of stairs involved is generally in and around major tourist attractions though you may require walking from road till boat jetty while embarking or disembarking boats.

Moderate: These tours are not strenuous but you will require good amount of fitness as they may include days with long periods of walking or soft trekking, climbing of stairs, embarking and disembarking boats and where longer distances may be travelled by uneven roads.

Adventurous: These refer to programs where your physical fitness needs to be on highest level. Trekking, cycling, climbing, walking and more adventurous activities may be included

Getting Around

Comfort is our first priority. All our coaches are air-conditioned with push back seats. We even offer 30-35 seater coach when only 16 people are in a group, providing everyone a window seats. Our train journeys in air-conditioning sleeper class where bedding is provided by the train attendant and itineraries that include domestic flight to connect destination we use economy class.

Passport & Visas

India: Visa is required for all foreign nationals. 

Apply online for a Pre-Approval at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html .The online application should be submitted a minimum of 4 days in advance and a maximum of 30days of the proposed date of travel. TVOA links may also be found in websites of Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, Bureau of Immigration, Incredible India etc.

As of 27 Nov 2014 nationals and passport holder of 34 countries including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Finland, Luxem Bourg, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia and Myanmar to name a few,  can avail a Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) facility upon disembarking at international airports Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi and Trivandrum only. You will require to pay fees along with require documentation and is subject to verification and satisfaction of the Immigration. Please contact High Commission of India for updated information.

Sri Lanka: Every tourist visiting Sri Lanka required visa prior to departure. Visa must be obtained atleast 01 months prior to arrival in Sri Lanka by visiting www.eta.gov.lk The Tourist visa is valid for stay within 30 days. Passport must be valid for at least six months before you commence travel to Sri Lanka. Fee will apply.

Nepal: Visa is required for all foreign nationalities and the best way to apply for visa is from the Royal Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. Tourist Visa also can be obtained on arrival. Passport must be valid for at least six months before you commence travel in Nepal. Fee will apply.

Bhutan: All foreign nationals require visa for Bhutan.

Visa can be arranged by TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS. To process this we require clear readable colour copy of passport (page containing passport no and face picture in JPEG or PDF format) and current colour passport photograph and at least 30 days prior to date of entry into Bhutan. Remaining validity of passport should be at least 6 months from the date of exit from Bhutan.

Tourism Council of Bhutan issues visa clearance letter closer to travelling date which we email or fax you or your local travel agent. Travellers are required to produce aforesaid visa clearance copy at the time of check-in for their flights while those entering Bhutan by surface via Phuentsholing or Samdrup Jonkhar, they are required to produce this Visa Clearance letter at the Immigration counter. Actual visa is stamped at passport on arrival in Bhutan.

Visa only service is not offered in Bhutan, you would have to book a service tour package from TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS that includes accommodation, guided tours, transfers etc

Myanmar: Visa is required for all nationalities.

Visa can be arranged by TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS. To process this we require international flight details, clear readable colour copy of passport (page containing passport no and face picture in JPEG or PDF format) and current colour passport photograph and at least 30 days prior to date of entry into Myanmar. Remaining validity of passport should be at least 6 months from the date of exit from Myanmar.

HOW TO BOOK

You can contact our associate travel agent, call our local office, email us or book online. Booking forms must be completed to ensure TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS has on file all the necessary information such as passport details, travel insurance policy details and emergency contacts etc. Travellers over the age of 65 and those with pre existing medical conditions will also be required to provide a medical certificate to certify they are fit to travel.  By booking through travel agent or online means you have read and agreed to the TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS booking conditions. For more detail please click here.

The Team at TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS wishes you a wonderful holiday!!!

Explore the best of Rajasthan and Kerala on this incredible group tour. Great for first time travellers to India who want to see a broad range of the best the entire country has to offer, the tour features breathtaking landscapes, spectacular cultural sites, impossibly luxurious hotels, one of India’s most interesting game reserves, and two dynamic cities.

The dazzling forts, palaces and monuments of Delhi are evidences of Mughal opulence and British sophistication. The Taj Mahal world’s greatest monument of love is definitely the highlight with visit to Agra Fort and local markets. Not to be missed is the Pink City, the city of Jaipur and witness the rich architectural legacy of Jaipur merchants, ride an elephant to Amber Fort.

We enjoy wildlife safari at Ranthambore tiger reserve and spot various wild animals and Royal Bengal Tiger before flying to Cochin and continue our Kerala tour. The highlights of South starts from the Harbour city of Cochin, an evocative harbour town stretched across island and peninsulas on the Malabar Coast. Experience the City’s rich past flavoured from Portuguese, British, Dutch, Chinese and Jewish traders including a 500 year old church, a 16th Century synagogue and a Royal Palace. Explore by walk the scenic valley of Munnar covered by tea gardens. In Periyar we visit the local spice plantations growing cardamom, pepper, vanilla, tea and coffee and enjoy a boat ride in a nearby wildlife reserve to scout the forest for resident elephants and birds.

A highlight of the south is an overnight cruise on the scenic backwaters of Kerala, an intricate network of lagoons, canals, and lakes giving you an opportunity to observe the local life along the waterways. Wind down in Trivandrum and browse for antiques and indulge in a world famous traditional Ayurvedic spa treatment. 

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrive at Delhi International Airport. Please clear immigration & visa formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the arrival lounge through the green channel if you do not have goods to be declared to customs. TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS Executive will page you by your name. Thereafter you will be assisted with a transfer to the hotel, check in at the hotel an stay two nights in Delhi. (No Meals)


Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing

After breakfast and brief introduction of the tour by Tour Manager start your sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Rajghat; the simple black marble slab honouring Mahatma Gandhi, Qutub Minar; this victory tower is an excellent example of Afghan Architecture and is 73mts high, Chandni Chowk - Shahjahanabad’s Main Street in 1650, facing the majestic Red Fort. It originally had a central canal running down its full length, and when moonlight reflected off the water it got the name Chandni Chowk or ‘Avenue of Moonlight’. The canals have long since gone and it is now a chaotically bustling area, typical of real India, containing a mix of stalls, shops, food outlets and temples, drive past India Gate and parliament buildings (where you will stop for Photo). (B,L,D)


Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur (Approx Distance: 265kms, 5 hrs drive)

After breakfast travel to Jaipur also known as the Pink City. On arrival check in at the hotel. In the evening explore the market and witness local men wearing colourful bright turbans describing their clan and watch women in their beautiful mirror jaded colourful clothes. Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who ruled from 1699–1744 and initially his capital was Amber, which lies at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur. He felt the need of shifting his capital city with the increase in population and growing scarcity of water. The King consulted several books on architecture and architects before making the layout of Jaipur. Stay for two nights in Jaipur. (B,L,D)


Day 04: Jaipur Sightseeing

After breakfast, enjoy guided city tour and visit Amber Fort, the ancient capital of Rajasthan and the majestic palace complex to witness a unique system of air-conditioning of 17th century. A beautiful complex of Palaces, halls, pavilions, garden and temples built by Raja Mansingh, Mirza Raja Jaisingh and Sawai Jaisingh over a period of about two centuries, it still stands in magnificent state. City Palace Museum; boasts to have some of the priceless handwritten Hindu scriptures of the ancient past, miniature delicate paintings, preserved painted ceilings and the elephant saddles (haudas), and is registered in the Guinness Book of Records to contain the biggest silver objects in the world, photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace); built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh at a time when women of the royal family had to observe strict purdah, it is believed that this palace was built for them to take pleasure in the processions and various activities taking place in the streets below without showing themselves and thus enjoying a sense of freedom, Jantar Mantar; one of the famed observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh is a complex of astronomical instruments, chiselled out of stone which provides fairly accurate information to this day. The historic pink-painted sandstone architecture, earned the city the affectionate nickname of the 'Pink City'. The buildings within the Old City district of Jaipur were first painted pink in 1876 to welcome the then Prince of Wales, and this tradition has remained ever since. (B,L,D)


Day 05: Jaipur – Ranthambore

After breakfast transfer to Ranthambore. Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned National Parks in Northern India. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Park terrain is major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination. Enjoy a village tour and stay for two nights at the resort. (B,L,D)


Day 06: Wildlife Safari

After breakfast enjoy a morning and an afternoon game viewing by canter around an estimated area of 400sq Km of this amazing reserve. The park is majorly famous for its tigers and is one of the best locations in India to see the majestic predators in its natural habitat (Spotting not always guaranteed). Ranthambore is also counted as the famous heritage site because of the pictorial ruins that dot the wildlife park. Certainly, a visit to Ranthambore National Park is a treat for every wildlife and nature lover. (B,L,D)


Day 07: Ranthambore – Agra (Approx Distance: 245kms, 4 hrs drive)

Today we travel to the City of Taj the most endurable monument of love to the world. En-route visit the deserted city of Mughals - Fatehpur Sikri. The city was abandoned after 15 years due to shortage of water and is also termed as a ghost town. We arrive late afternoon in Agra and remaining evening is at leisure. Stay for two nights in Agra. (B,L,D)


Day 08: Agra

Pay a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal build by Emperor ShahJahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Later after breakfast we visit the famous Agra Fort followed by a visit to the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah also termed as the mini Taj Mahal. (B,L,D)


Day 09: Agra – Delhi (Approx Distance: 203kms, 4 hrs drive), Delhi – Cochin (by flight TBA)

Today after breakfast we travel back to Delhi and board a flight to Cochin. On arrival meet and assist at the Cochin Airport arrival lounge and transfer to the hotel. Evening free to explore the capital city of Kerala also known as ‘God’s own Country’ and stay overnight in Cochin. (B,L,D)


Day 10: Cochin – Munnar (Approx Distance: 130kms, 3 hrs drive)

Today after breakfast we travel to Munnar, famous for its tea gardens and summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India. Munnar is one of the most popular hill-resort towns in Kerala and in southern India. Munnar is located on the Western Ghats, situated in the Idukki district. The name Munnar is believed to be derived from the Malayalam words Munu (three) and aaru (river), referring to the town's strategic location at the confluence of the Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers. Stay for two nights in Munnar. (B,L,D)


Day 11: Munnar

Enjoy your leisurely breakfast and walk through the enchanting tea estates enjoying the tranquillity it provides while watching women plucking tea leaves at the tea estate. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favoured summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests - aroma of spice scented cool air - yes! Munnar has all these and more. It's the place you would love to visit - it's the place you would wish never to leave. (B,L,D)


Day 12: Munnar – Thekkady (Approx Distance: 89kms, 2 hrs drive)

After breakfast travel to yet another enchanting destination, Thekkady. From tea estates we now travel to the valley of spices and see the spice plantation gardens. Thekkady, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species and a rich tribal culture. Late enjoy boat ride to Periyar Wildlife sanctuary, in the cooler air as the sun sets wildlife comes to the drink at the Lake’s edge. Stay for two nights in Thekkady. (B,L,D)


Day 13: Thekkady

Morning visit the Spice plantation famous for cardamom, coffee and tea plantations and you will learn a bit about the many uses of the spices, both medical and culinary. Rest of the evening is at leisure to explore the local market famous for its spice and local produce. (B,L,D)


Day 14: Thekkady - Backwater Cruise (Approx Distance: 141kms, 2 ½ hrs drive)

After breakfast travel to Alleppey, upon arrival embark the houseboat. Enjoy splendid views of the backwaters from the boat. while sailing enjoy palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields an d the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals ; one can never forget these panoramic sights. Witness the locals; children swimming and playing in the water, women attending to their daily chores and men fishing from their canoes. All meals with overnight onboard. (B,L,D)

*(The houseboat docks itself in the evening at around 1800 hrs as by this time the fisherman draws their nets in the backwaters. The Air conditioning in the houseboat also starts at night after the houseboat docks).


Day 15: Alleppey – Kovalam (Approx Distance: 158kms, 2 ½ hrs drive)

Wake up with the chirruping noise of birds and disembark after having your breakfast. Travel to Kovalam to enjoy your basic Ayurveda message and relax at the beach. Stay three nights in Kovalam. (B,L,D)   


Day 16: Kovalam

Enjoy your leisurely breakfast as the day is free for own activities. (B,L,D)   


Day 17: Kovalam

Enjoy your leisurely breakfast as the day is free for own activities. (B,L,D)   


Day 18: Kovalam - Trivandrum Departure

After breakfast tour finishes with transfer to the Trivandrum International airport. (B)


 Tour Ends

 

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 2016 

   23 Jan    09 Feb        $3420    $4867    C
 
   20 feb    08 Mar        $3420    $4867    C  
   19 Mar    05 Apr        $3420    $4867    C  
   14 Apr    01 May         $3420    $4867    C  
   15 Oct    01 Nov        $3699    $5248    A  
   12 Nov    29 Nov        $3699    $5248    A  
   26 Dec    12 Jan'17        $3699    $5248    A  

 2017

   21 Jan     07 Feb        $3699    $5248    A  
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   18 Mar    04 Apr        $3699    $5248    A  
 

 15 Apr

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The Taj Mahal3
From US$260
Taj Mahal

The city flourished under the patronage of the emperors Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan and attracted artisans from Persia and central Asia. Agra is still famous for handicrafts products....Read More»

Departs: Delhi
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
Goa
From US$299
Goa

Goa was captured and annexed to the Portuguese in 1510 following the urges of trade and demand of spices and also cottons and indigo. As a land with an identity of its own, Goa was brought into focus when...Read More»

Departs: Goa
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Amritsar
From US$244
Amritsar

Amritsar, literally Pool of Nectar, derives its name from Amrit Sarovar, the holy tank that surrounds the fabulous Golden Temple. First time visitors to Amritsar could be forgiven for the impression that Amritsar is like any other small town in northern India...Read More»

Departs: Amritsar
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Darjeeling Sikkim
From US$786
Darjeeling & Sikkim

Darjeeling is a town in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is noted for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is the headquarters of Darjeeling district which has a partially autonomous status within the state of West Bengal.

The development of the town dates back to the mid-19th century, when the colonial British administration set up a sanatorium and a military depot. Subsequently, extensive tea plantation was done in the region, and tea growers developed hybrids of black tea and created new fermentation techniques. The resultant distinctive Darjeeling tea is internationally recognized and ranks among the most popular of the black teas. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway connects the town with the plains...Read More»

Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Mumbai
From US$493
Mumbai

Touch, feel and experience the Mumbai, a bubblegum glamour of Bollywood cinema, shopping malls full of designer labels, promenading families eating Bhelpuri on the beach...Read More»

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Rantham Tiger Reserve
From US$320
Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve

Wake up early morning for a wildlife safari to the National Park. It is probably the best place in the world to see wild tigers and is the only dry deciduous tiger habitat in the world...Read More»

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Holy Varanasi
From US$281
Holy Varanasi

Varanasi is probably one of the most ancient living cities in the world. From time immemorial it has been a great religious centre for Hindus and one of their most sacred places of pilgrimage being visited by millions of...Read More»

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Ajanta Ellora Cave
From US$560
Ajanta & Ellora Cave

This tour will unveil one of the oldest history of mankind. Located near the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, the famous Ajanta and Ellora are cave shrines cut out of rock, by hand, and rank amongst some of the most outstanding specimens of ancient Indian architectural heritage...Read More»

Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Kashmir Houseboat
From US$699
Kashmir Houseboat

The blossoms of spring, the cool weather of summer and the gold and red hues of autumn all provide the peak season to visit Kashmir. Although the best time to visit is during March to October which covers spring, summers,...Read More»

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Kerala Houseboat
From US$481
Kerala Houseboat

he backwaters are an elaborate chain of lagoons, lakes and rivers spread like a necklace through central Kerala. Cruising provides an excellent opportunity to view the lifestyle of the locals living alongside the waterways...Read More»

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Golf in Greens Delhi
From US$1150
Golf in Greens Delhi

Morning you are free to enjoy golfing at the premier Golf course of the city. Afternoon you will be taken for half day city tour of Old Delhi– the 17th-century living city...Read More»

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Incredible Rural Experience
From US$130
Incredible Rural Experience

This is a very unique activity where you enjoy an off-road soft adventure by 4X4 through the semi arid desert of Jodhpur to witness distinctive local communities, culture and wildlife...Read More»

Departs: Various
Duration: Day Excursion
lucknow nawabs
From US$372
The Lucknow Nawabs

Upon arrival at Lucknow – the city of Nawabs, 'The City of Nawabs' is an intriguing blend of old world charm, warm hospitality, courteous people, beautiful architecture and rich heritage...Read More»

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
From US$285
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

The Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that plays host to thousands of birds especially during the summer season. Over 230 species of birds are known to have made the National Park their home. It is also a major tourist centre with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971. It is also a declared World Heritage Site. Keoladeo Ghana National Park is a man-made and man-managed wetland and one of the national parks of India. The reserve protects Bharatpur from frequent floods, provides grazing grounds for village cattle and earlier was primarily...Read More»

Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
Pearls of Hyderabad
From US$328
Pearls of Hyderabad

Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed for full day city tour of Hyderabad visiting Salarjung Museum; along with a collection of art objects by Nawab Salar Jung III, this museum houses magnificent exhibits of European and Indian paintings and statuary...Read More»

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Shimla Toy Train
From US$625
Shimla & Toy Train

Himalayan Queen Train registered in The Guinness Book as the greatest narrow gauge engineering achievement in India. It passes through the breathtaking landscapes of majestic Himalayas, 103 tunnels, 969 bridges, 919 curves and more than 20...Read More»

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Haridwar Rishikesh
From US$461
Haridwar & Rishikesh

Haridwar is the place where Holy River Ganges leaves the Himalayan Hill and enters the plains of North India. The centre of Indian culture and Yoga, Haridwar is one of the seven holiest places of Hindus...Read More»

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
kolkata
From US$510
Kolkata

After breakfast you will travel to Chunar a great historical town where your sailing boat will be ready with the sailor. After a safety briefing, board and sail towards Varanasi covering approx 30km distance. Kolkata (also known as Calcutta) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port as well as its sole major riverine port. Kolkata served as the capital of India until 1911, when its perceived geographical disadvantages, combined with growing nationalism in Bengal, led to a shift of the capital to New Delhi....Read More»

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Kerala Homestay Thekkady
Kerala Homestay

Experience staying in a Kerala home stay where one gets an authentic taste of how families live in this fascinating south Indian state. At a short distance from Thekkaday, Pepper County is home stay set......Read More»

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
The Winery of India
From US$546
Winery of India

Have you ever wondered how the wine in your glass was made and got its taste?? You are just going to explore the origin, making and then tasting of the wine......Read More»

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Slalam Balak Trust Tour
From US$136
Dharavi Slum - Mumbai

On this tour, visitors will see why Dharavi is the heart of small scale industry in Mumbai. Many people know Dharavi as the 'largest slum in Asia', but there is much more to this historic area of Mumbai than poverty......Read More»

Duration: Half Day Tour
Varanasi Khajuraho
From US$397
Varanasi & Khajuraho

Arrive the oldest spiritual living city in the world, Varanasi. Named after the two tributaries of Ganges that flows through the city named Varuna and Assi rivers, Abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati, the origins of Varanasi......Read More»

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Salaam Baalak Trust Tour Walk3
From US$116
Salaam Baalak Walk

SALAAM BAALAK TRUST runs five 24-hour full care shelters for children, one being devoted to girl children. These shelters provide the children security, a sense of home......Read More»

Duration: Half Day tour
Andaman Islands
From US$379
Andaman Island

The Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands consisting of about 293 islands is situated in the Bay of Bengal. The topography of the islands is hilly & they abound in evergreen forests. The white sandy beaches have a back drop of luxuriant greenery & in the clear blue waters of the lagoons enclosed by coral reefs......Read More»

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Flavours of India
From US$81
Flavours of India - Cooking Class

Learn authentic Indian Cooking in an Indian family home. Have you wondered why cooking from recipes book does not taste the same......Read More»

Duration: 4-5 Hours
Ayurveda Beaches
From US$790
Ayurveda & Beaches

Ayurveda is synonymous with Kerala. It is an ancient system of healing which is very popular in this state. Originated in India around 5000 years ago, Ayurveda occupies a prized place in Kerala. The state is blessed with rich flora consisting of rare herbs and natural oils. Rejuvenate your body, mind and soul...Read More»

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
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Small Group Journey

Start: Delhi

Ends: Trivandrum

Tour Grade: Easy Paced Tour

Guaranteed Departure: minimum 02 people

 

What's Included?

Deluxe hotel accommodation with private facility 

Travel by chartered air-conditioned vehicle 

Group assistance and all transfers

Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)

Sightseeing as specified

THO Tour Manager (minimum 06 people)

Local English speaking Tour Guide

Entry fee/Monument charges

Airfare Delhi – Cochin in economy class

Overnight Backwater Cruise

Elephant / Jeep ride in Jaipur

01 standard Ayurveda Message

Kathakali Dance show

Wildlife safari in Periyar

Spice plantation visit

All current applicable taxes

What's Excluded?

Any International or Domestic Airfare

Airport taxes and Visa fee

Early check in or late check out

Meals other than specified above

Tips & Gratuities

Travel & Medical Insurance

Camera and video permits

Expenses incurred due to flight / train cancellation or delay

Any expense of a personal nature, like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, mini bar, etc

Any optional excursion or tour, any other expense not mentioned in the prices include column.

Fact File

Country Visited: India

Tour Type: Small Group Journey

Start: Delhi

Ends: Trivandrum

Tour Grade: Easy Paced Tour

Guaranteed Departure: minimum 02 people