1 - Delhi
Arrive Delhi, You are received and welcomed by the Know-Well India Tours representative at the airport & Transfer to hotel. He will present you the travel documents
Rest of the day free for independent activities.
DAY 2 - Delhi
Enjoy full day sightseeing tour of -:
New Delhi: designed and built by the British in the 1920's it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. First you will visit two monuments from Delhi's past Humayun's Tomb and Qutab Minar. Then your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House.
Old Delhi: an ancient walled city. Here you will see Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Moghul Empire; Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India and Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colourful market of the old city.
DAY 3 - Delhi - Agra
Drive to Agra, Sightseeing tour visiting The Taj Mahal, which is entirely made of white marble and its walls are decorated with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work. Also visit Agra Fort (also called the Red Fort), which retains the irregular outline of the demolished mud-wall fort of the Lodis. The Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula is located in a walled garden overlooking the Yamuna. Akbar's tomb at Sikandra, located in a large walled garden on the road to Delhi
DAY 4 - Agra - Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur, Via Emperor Akbar's deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, an almost perfectly preserved 4oo year old Mughal capital. Quintessential Mughal city that was the capital of their empire in the 16th and 17th Centuries.
DAY 5 - Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, situated outside the walled city, is perhaps the most beautiful example of Rajasthani forts. You can have the unique experience of riding on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur including, City Palace in the heart of Jaipur known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum with its large collection of woodwork. Another monument near the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh-I, the founder ruler of Jaipur. Stop at Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, a seven storied facade and one of the most picturesque monuments constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen.
DAY 6 - Jaipur - Jodhpur
Drive to Jodhpur, en-route visit Pushkar - The holiest place for Hindus. This is the place where Lord Brahma (the Creator) and his wife Saraswati (the goddess of learning and music) performed a ritual. Here we visit the only Brahma temple in the world before intermingling with the colors in the local bazaar. Pushkar is also world famous for its cattle fair, which is held each year in the month of October - November and continue drive to Jodhpur.
Day 7 - Jodhpur - Udaipur
Morning sight seeing of Jodhpur. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha (after whom the city is named). The Fort is intricately adorned with long carved panels and latticed windows of exquisite designs in red sandstone. Also visit Jaswant Thada - an imposing white marble cenotaph built to commemorate the acts of bravery and generosity of the rulers in 19th Century. Afternoon drive to Udaipur en-route visit world famous Jain Temples at Ranakpur. Admire the workmanship from the 16th century temples. The whole structure has 80 domes and 400 pillars. Lunch at homely resort. Continue your drive to Udaipur.
DAY 8 - Udaipur
Morning sightseeing of Udaipur visiting The City Palace and Museum is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Pratap Memorial has the bronze statue of Maharana Pratap, the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. Jagdish Temple which was built in 1651 AD. Saheliyon Ki Bari is a small ornamental garden. Late afternoon enjoy boat-ride on Lake Pichola visiting many Ghats (banks) of washing, bathing etc and enjoy excellent views of the Lake Palace and City Palace.
Day 9 - Udaipur - Bombay (By filght)
Morning take a leisurely breakfast; later take a flight to Mumbai. Arrive Bombay & transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Mumbai Tour includes a visit to the Gateway of India-erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911; Prince of Wales Museum, Jehangir Art Gallery, Marine Drive, Chowpatty beach, Hanging Garden and the Crawford Market.
Day 10 - Bombay - Goa (By filght)
Morning excursion to Elephanta Caves.A must for any visitor to India. Mute testimony of the Golden Age in Indian history during the Gupta period and built to honour Lord Shiva. Elephanta is a 3 kms long elongated island, consisting of two hills separated by a valley. The caves with rock-cut figures and carvings are believed to be carved by the sculptors of Ajanta or Udayagiri.
Afternoon transfer to hotel to board flight to Goa. Arrive Goa and transfer to your beach resort for three nights' stay. Goa, a tiny emerald land of 3,702 Sq. Kms. on the West coast of India, with its natural scenic beauty, attractive beaches, churches and temples, famous for it's architecture, feasts and festivals and above all hospitable people with a rich cultural milieu, has an ideal tourist profile.
Day 12 - Goa
During your full day tour you will visit Panjim City & Mandovi River, Dona Paula for a panoramic view of the Arabian sea; Calangute, Anjuna, Colva, Miramar and Vagator Beaches; Old Goa with its churches and museums; Panaji and its fishing wharfs, statues and markets; the colorful Mapusa Bazaar; Ponda and its ancient temples.
Day 13 - Goa - Cochin (By filght)
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Cochin. Arrive Cochin & transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Cochin covering The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica, originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese. The Chinese fishing nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese traders. Finally, the Willingdon Island, named after Lord Willingdon, is the headquarters of the Southern Naval Command of India.
Day 14 - Cochin - Kumarakom
Early morning depart for kumrakoram, one of the most beautiful area of kerala. Up on arrival transfer to hotel. In the evening a boat ride on the back waters of kerala discovering various villages and the life of the locals.
Day 15 - Kumarakom - Alleppey
After a relaxed breakfast transfer to your floating houseboat, a different boat with a bedroom and en-suite rest room for your comfort. Enjoy unlimited surfing on backwaters, sip a coconut, get disturbed by only the chirping of birds and occasional ripples in water and savor mouthwatering delicacies prepared in front of you by your Kitchen crew. Spend the night on board the houseboat. Enjoy a cruise on the backwater through a maze of canals and lagoons and enjoy freshly caught fresh water fish cooked to your taste on board.
Day 16 - Alleppey - Kovalam
Drive to Kovalam & transfer to hotel. Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach of Kerala, with three adjacent crescent beaches. Kovalam has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful Bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse - sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programs, Catamaran cruising etc. Evening enjoy the beach.
Day 17 - Kovalam - Trivandrum - Delhi (By filght)
Drive to Trivandrum & visit The ancient temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy, one of the major attractions in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Napier Museum was built in 1880 and shows a harmonious blending of Kerala, Mughal, Chinese and Italian architectural styles. Sri Chitra Art Gallery has a good collection Tanjore, Mughal and Rajput schools of art. Later in the afternoon transfer to airport to board the flight to Delhi.
Day 17 -Delhi
This day you will be transferred to the International airport, 3 hours before boarding International flight for your onwards journey.
Our services end at Trivandrum airport.
NOTE :- The itinerary is suggestive and can be customized.