21 Day Luxury Rajasthan & Kerala

Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Kochi - Munnar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kerala Backwaters


✓ Return international airfares 
✓ Airport transfers 
✓ 19 nights 5 star accommodation 
✓ Breakfast daily 
✓ Professional guide 
✓ Sightseeing
✓ Flexibility to extend your stay

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$8,020

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Be enthralled by the magnificent sights and sounds of India on a journey that will take you to new heights of enrichment. Discover a destination where chaos and spirituality combine to ignite all your senses. From the stunning architecture, to the sublime colours and the ancient traditions, no place on earth will open your eyes quite as much as India. Explore the splendour of Rajasthan, cruise Kerala’s enchanting Backwaters and embrace a lifestyle you never thought possible. 

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Itinerary

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Day 1

Australia Delhi

Today, board your international flight to India’s capital Delhi! Arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport and be meet by our representative who will assist by transferring you to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a welcome briefing session with the tour manager.

Please note: Some flights may depart the night prior to day 1.

Hotel: 5★ Radisson Blu, Paschim Vihar or similar
Meals: N/A

 

 

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Day 2

Delhi

After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi beginning with a photo stop at the Red Fort. The walls of the massive Red Fort rise a daunting 33 metres (108 ft) above the bustle of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power of former emperors. Very near the fort is the 17th-century Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Walk through the famous bazaars of Old Dehli, to experience the hustle and bustle of a crowded bazaar. Also visit Raj Ghat, the Mahatma Gandhi memorial, a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation. In New Delhi, visit the India Gate, the memorial of the First World War and the road that leads from there to the President House, flanked by the houses of Parliament, the Secretariat building, the Birla Temple and Lotus Temple.

Hotel: 5★ Radisson Blu, Paschim Vihar or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 3

Delhi Agra

Today, we make our way to Agra. Agra rose to fame in the 17th century as the capital of the Mughal Empire and was beautified with gardens, waterfalls, bathhouses and canals. In modern times, the city houses a thriving crafts industry, including marble inlay work and carpets. In the afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Agra which includes many people's highlight, the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal. Go inside this iconic monument. Built in the mid-17th century by Shah Jahan following the death of his queen, this mausoleum is an eternal love poem written in stone. During the visit, you can admire the intricacy of the work of the 20,000 craftsmen who were brought from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy to build this astonishing monument.

Optional tour: Agra Fort - Visit Agra Fort, whose forbidding red sandstone battlements hide a number of majestic Mughal palaces. Explore the delightful Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience) where the emperor once sat on his throne to address his subjects, and the Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience) where he hosted kings and foreign dignitaries. The white marble Mina Masjid (Heavenly Mosque) stands in contrast to the rest of the Red Fort.

Hotel: 5★ Crystal Sarovar Premiere or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 4

Agra Jaipur

After breakfast at the hotel, we depart Agra and head to Jaipur, arriving in the ‘Pink City’ in the afternoon. Check-in on arrival with the remainder of the day at leisure.

Optional tour: Fatehpur Sikri visit - Wander the ‘ghost city’ of Fatehpur Sikri is to go back five centuries in time to the height of the Mughal Empire. This monumental walled city was built by Akbar the Great, the third emperor, to be his capital but it was abandoned within a few years of its completion due to a lack of water. Today, it is a remarkably well-preserved collection of red sandstone palaces, pavilions and mosques. The buildings here present a unique blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles, and include the Panch Mahal, the Buland Darwaza and the Dargah of Sheikh Salim Chisti, which speak of the grandeur and splendour of the Mughals.

Hotel: 5★ Indana Jaipur or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 5

Jaipur

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel we head out for a tour of the Amber Fort. Located on a spur overlooking a lake, Amber Fort’s robust, time-ravaged walls appear imposing from the outside but they hide an interior packed with beautifully decorated palaces and temples, and landscaped gardens. Be dazzled by the Sheesh Mahal, a room with its four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces. Return to the old city to visit the City Palace and the beautiful palaces within such as the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal and the intricately decorated Peacock Gate. After, make a stop at the spellbinding Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds and the famous Johari bazaar famous for its jewels and saris, the Tripolia bazaar with bronzes, sculptures and lacquerware, the Bapu bazaar renowned for its perfumes and textiles, and Chandpol bazaar for pottery and bracelets.

Hotel: 5★ Indana Jaipur or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 6

Jaipur Jodhpur

This morning we drive to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan and is the gateway to the Thar Desert in the Marwar region. The old city, originally founded in the mid-15th century is familiarly known as the blue city due to its blue-painted buildings and rooftops, and is surrounded by a 10-kilometre long wall that dates from the 16th century. The massive Mehrangarh Fort perched high above overlooks the city and the red sandstone palaces within the fort form one of the most impressive architectural complexes in Rajasthan. 

Hotel: 5★ Indana Palace or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 7

Jodhpur

After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for city tour of Jodhpur starting from the Mehrangarh Fort. One of the largest forts in India, Mehrangarh is the pride of Jodhpur. The main palaces that make up the fort are the Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Takht Vilas and Jhanki Mahal. The fort’s museum displays a rich collection of old royal palanquins, arms, paintings, costumes, and more. There are also a number of galleries and temples inside the fort. Also visit the stunning Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. This white marble memorial is adorned with exquisite carvings and intricate detail. Built like a temple, the Thada is a testament of the skill of the Jodhpuri sculptors.

Hotel: 5★ Indana Palace or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 8

Jodphur Udaipur

Today, continue the journey driving to Udaipur. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. Udaipur was founded in the mid-16th century and became the capital of Mewar. The rulers of Mewar, who belonged to the Sisodia clan of Rajputs, have traced their dynasty back to the year 566. Fiercely independent, they refused matrimonial alliances with the Mughal emperors and took great pride in their reputation as the prime defenders of Rajput honour. Visit Ranakpur Jain temple. often regarded as poetry on marble, this 15th century Jain temple honouring Adinath is a work of architectural genius. The intricate marble carvings boast an enormous degree of skill and delicacy. Another interesting aspect about the temple is its play of shadow and light on the nearly 1,500 pillars, each of which proudly display a different motif.

Hotel: 5★ Sajjangarh Palace by Justa or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 9

Udaipur

This morning, visit the Jagdish Temple, a large Hindu temple in the middle of the city. The temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, was built in 1651. Then visit Saheliyon Ki Bari, the garden of maidens, built in the mid-18th century. Stroll by the pools dotted with elegant kiosks, flowerbeds, lawns, fountains, along with an array of trees that make this garden worth visiting. Continue to visit Fateh Sagar Lake. This artificial lake was originally built around the year 1680. Later, explore the grand City Palace, a fusion of mediaeval European and Chinese architecture. This marble monument is situated on the eastern banks of Lake Pichola. The palace’s numerous balconies, towers and cupolas provide a fantastic view of the lake and the city below.

Optional Tour: Boat cruise on Lake Pichola - Enjoy a leisurely boat ride on Lake Pichola. With its main attractions being the two palaces on the islands in the lake, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir, the spectacular views from the lake are sure to impress. Jag Niwas, known as the Lake Palace, was once the summer retreat of the prince of Mewar and is now a five-star hotel.

Hotel: 5★ Sajjangarh Palace by Justa or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 10

Udaipur Pushkar

After breakfast, we continue to Pushkar. The village of Pushkar lies on the edge of the Thar Desert and located at its heart is one of India's most sacred lakes, Pushkar Lake. Apart from its religious significance, Pushkar is known for its camel fair held every year in the festival month of Kartik (October and November). Being a religious town, alcohol and non-vegetarian food are taboo. You’re free at leisure in the evening, why not take an walk to admire the beautiful Pushkar Lake and colourful Pushkar market.

Hotel: 5★ Ananta Spa & Resort or similar 
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 11

Pushkar Ajmer Delhi

After a leisurely breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting temple of Lord Brahma surrounded by Pushkar Lake. Witness the devotees taking a dip into the holy waters and offering prayers on the banks of the lake. Also visit the Pushkar fair site, located opposite the Pushkar Lake. Later, transfer to the Ajmer railway station to board the Shatabdi Express for Delhi. Forget what you have seen in social media. Long distance train travel in India is air-conditioned, reserved seating and civilsed. Enjoy the journey as the countryside zips past out the window. Upon arrival at Delhi railway station, you will be transferred to the hotel for check-in.

Hotel: 5★ Radisson Blu, Paschim Vihar or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 12

Delhi 

Today is a free day at leisure to relax or enjoy the sights of Delhi. Why not venture to Delhi Haat market to find the perfect souvenir.

Optional Tour: Sikhism- A Way of Life - Originating in the 15th century, Sikhism is the youngest religion in the world and a visit to Gurdwara (Sikh Temple) Bangla Sahib is a truly remarkable experience. One of the most important historical and sacred pilgrimage destinations of the Sikh community, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is the ‘Haveli’ or palace, where Guru Hari Krishan, the eighth Sikh Guru stayed during his tour to Delhi in 1664. Later the architecturally impressive palace was dedicated to the memory of the Guru and has been a place of worship since then. Inside the Temple, get mesmerized by the melodious hymns praising the Almighty. Also, experience ‘Langar’- the community kitchen that provides free meals to up to 7000 pilgrims or visitors each day.

Hotel: 5★ Radisson Blu, Paschim Vihar or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 13

Delhi Kochi

At the appropriate time, you will be collected and transferred to the airport to board your flight to Kochi. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: 5★ Crowne Plaza or similar
Meals: Breakfast 

 

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Day 14

Kochi

Today is a free day at leisure to enjoy this seaside town. Kochi has been a port since 1341 and has cultural influences from all corners of the world.

Hotel: 5★ Crowne Plaza or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 15

Kochi

Today, your guide will take you on a walk through the historic districts of town. The walking tour will allow you to see the different cultural sides of Kochi, from the Jewish area including the Pardesi Synagogue to the Mattancherry Palace, known as the Dutch Palace to the locals.We see Fort Kochi which is reminiscent of European streets and the famous Chinese Fishing Nets, used by the locals for hundreds of years. This evening, enjoy a Kathakali dance show, a traditional dance and costume show from the Kerala region.

Hotel: 5★ Crowne Plaza or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 16

Kochi Munnar

After breakfast, we drive inland to the hill town of Munnar, some 1,600m above sea level in the Western Ghats Mountains. The landscape becomes progressively more beautiful as we climb higher. Enroute, we stop at the Athirapally Waterfalls on the River Chalakudy. The waterfall drops from the height of 25m. In the monsoon season, the falls are known as the “Niagara of India” due to the force and volume of water flowing down. From here we can also admire the view of the Sholayar hills before continuing on the Munnar.

Hotel: 5★ Fragrant Nature Resort or similar
Meals: Breakfast 

 

 

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Day 17

Munnar

This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Munnar. The heart of a massive tea industry today, Munnar was a cool summer retreat for the British during colonial days. The hinterland around Munnar is dotted with English cottages amongst rolling hills and untouched forests. Visit the Tea Museum in the Nallathanni Estate to learn about the process of making tea and the old world machinery used in the 1800’s. We visit a local church built by the British before enjoy the afternoon at leisure or a stroll in the quiet pathways crisscrossing the endless tea plantations.

Hotel: 5★ Fragrant Nature Resort or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 18

Munnar Kumarakom

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before driving to Kumarakom on the shore of Lake Vembanad, laced with majestic canals and streams. Kumarakom is a beautiful backwater fishing village and a local bird paradise offering exotic sights. On arrival, check in a enjoy time at leisure.

Hotel: 5★ Vasundhara Sarovar Portico or similar
Meals: Breakfast  

 

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Day 19

Kumarakom Alleppey Backwater cruise Alleppey Kumarakom

This morning we drive to Alleppey to board a houseboat for a scenic cruise through the famed backwaters. The houseboat is an adaptation of a kettuvallams boat which have been used for generations to transport rice and spices. Amazingly, not a single nail is used to hold the traditional boats together. The serene natural beauty and simple charm of the backwaters surprises at every turn. Enjoy sailing leisurely through canals which crisscross paddy fields and lagoons.

Hotel: 5★ Vasundhara Sarovar Portico or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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Day 20

Kumarakom Kochi Australia

At the appropriate time you will be driven from Kumarakom to Kochi to board your homeward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

 

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Day 21

Australia

Arrive home today. We hope you have enjoyed your inspiring journey through India.

 

 

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Inclusions & Fine Print

Inclusions

  • Return international airfares with a full service airline
  • Internal flight Delhi - Kochi
  • Return airport transfers including a meet & greet
  • 19 nights accommodation in luxury 5 star hotels 
  • Magical Kerala Backwaters cruise
  • Breakfast daily
  • Highly skilled English speaking tour guide throughout
  • Unforgettable sightseeing throughout
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation
  • All monument entry fees

How to extend your stay

Some customers like to enhance their holiday by arriving early and/or staying behind. If you wish to do so, please follow the following steps:

  1. Follow the ‘book now’ prompts.
  2. After selecting your departure date and completing your bedding configuration details, please select if you wish to 'arrive early' and/or 'stay behind' in the 'extra services' field.
  3. In the 'special requests', field please specifiy your extension requirements.
  4. Complete the remaining booking requirements and click ‘pay now’.
  5. After finalising your purchase a member of our reservations team will be in contact with you to discuss your extension request.

A $150 per person supplement plus any fare difference applies if you wish to confirm your extension. You will be contact after purchase for collection of this payment. All additional accommodation and sightseeing is at your own arrangement.

Fine Print

Booking Process

  • Follow the ‘Book Now’ prompts
  • Select your travel dates, departure city, number of travellers, room preference and any extra services.
  • Click ‘Checkout’ to login or create an account. You’ll need an account to review your details and download documentation.
  • Click ‘Pay Now’ to proceed to payment.
  • Note - all payments are processed by our trusted gateway Paypal where you a given two options.
  • Pay using your Paypal account
  • Pay using your credit card by proceeding as a guest – a Paypal account is not required
  • Once your order is complete, you will be prompted to complete a booking form so that we can fulfil your booking.
  • Your booking is confirmed once your booking form is submitted and you can begin the countdown to your Inspiring Vacation!

 Airfare Information 

  • Full serivce airline used will be Singapore Airlines.
  • Flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
  • All tickets will include 23kgs checked baggage
  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees.
  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required.
  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control.

Exclusions

  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Tipping
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses 

Documentation: final documentation including e-tickets and hotel details will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Single Supplement: $1099pp in addition to the twin share price.

Land only: A $800 per person reduction from the twin share price applies if you wish to arrange your own airfares. Should you wish to purchase land only, please select this option in the booking process, under 'Departure City'.

Premium Economy Upgrade: Availlable for an additional $2,000 per person in addition to the standard price (subjet to availability).

Business Class Upgrade: Availlable for an additional $5,000 per person in addition to the standard price (subjet to availability).

Optional Tours:

Agra Fort - $30 per person
Fatehpur Sikri - $30 per person
Lake Pichola cruise - $30 per person
Sikhism- A Way of Life - $60 per person 
Kumbalangini Village Tour - $88 per person

Optional tours are payable prior to departure. You will be contacted before departure to arrange the purchase and booking of your optional tours.

Itinerary: The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

Group Size: 2 - 30 people

Children: Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.

Accommodation: The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Tipping: While not customary in Australia, tipping may be an essential part of many foreign cultures. Tipping may be customary for guides or drivers at the conclusion of your tour, or for specific services such as for porters or the use of bathrooms. Since we respect the countries that inspire us, we encourage you to be aware of these local customs and recognise quality service through tipping.

Suggested per day

  • Tour Guide INR 200 per day
  • Driver INR 50 per day

 

Departure Dates

Saturday
26 JAN 2019
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Saturday
09 FEB 2019
Saturday
23 FEB 2019
Saturday
09 MAR 2019
Saturday
23 MAR 2019
Saturday
06 APR 2019
Saturday
20 APR 2019
Saturday
18 MAY 2019
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15 JUN 2019
Saturday
13 JUL 2019
Saturday
27 JUL 2019
Saturday
10 AUG 2019
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24 AUG 2019
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07 SEP 2019
Saturday
21 SEP 2019
Saturday
05 OCT 2019
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19 OCT 2019
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02 NOV 2019
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16 NOV 2019
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30 NOV 2019
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08 FEB 2020
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22 FEB 2020
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07 MAR 2020
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