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Itinerary Highlights

Destination:  Delhi – Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur – Pushkar – Jodhpur – Rawla Narlai - Udaipur – Cochin – Munnar – Periyar - Kumarakom - Cochin - Mumbai (Departure)
Duration:  20 Nights / 20 Days
Arrive at Delhi, India. After completing immigration and custom formalities you will be met by your local guide, who will assist at airport and escort you to a waiting vehicle for your transfer to the Hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to settle in, after a long international journey. Depending on your arrival time, you may wish to begin exploring Delhi today with your Delhi specialist.
This morning visit Old Delhi, which is a striking contrast to New Delhi. Here are very narrow streets with unregulated traffic of all kinds (where might is always right). This afternoon visit New Delhi. Visit Qutub Minar - a tall tower, built to call the devout for prayer at an adjoining mosque, along with other monuments. Sightseeing is flexible to your preferences, and you may let your Delhi specialist know your interests; he will then tailor the day's sightseeing to you.
This morning, be ready in the lobby of the hotel in preparation for your overland transfer to Agra. The drive takes approximately five hours. This evening set out to see the Taj in the evening light. One of the most photographed buildings in the world, the Taj still moves all visitors with its perfect proportions and exquisitely jeweled walls. As the setting sun hits the magnificent monument, the marble glows with an orange hue - an impossibly romantic experience.
This morning, after breakfast, set out for a overland journey to Ranthanbhore. Visit the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri en-route.
Arrive Ranthambhore, rest of the day at leisure.
Today, you will enjoy morning and evening safaris at tiger reserve. Ranthambhore is one of the well known destinations in India for sighting a tiger in its Natural Habitat. Other species to watch out for include; sloth bear, crocodiles, eagles, peacocks, monkeys, deer, leopards and a large array of exotic birds and plant life.
After breakfast, head for your overland jounrey to Jaipur. Jaipur was the capital of Rajasthan province. Everywhere you will see the monuments of its Mughal rulers. Jaipur is one of the main centers for shopping in India -- especially with regard to textiles, jewelry, stones carpets, etc. Rest of the day at leisure.
This morning drive to Amber Fort, a magnificent example of Rajput fort building at its best. Fortified by hills and a succession of gates, the fort was a perfect capital for the Kuchwaha Rajputs from the 11th to the 18th centuries.
This afternoon visit Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds, a tall facade of almost one thousand windows, behind which royal ladies once took the air in privacy.
Depart Jaipur for an overland journey to Pushkar. In the evening, your guide will take you to the holy lake to observe the Hindu prayer rituals. You'll also visit the world's only Brahma temple. There is also an optional camel trek at sunset.

This morning, after breakfast, depart for the 'blue city' of Jodhpur. Upon your arrival, you will be taken to one of the most magnificent forts in Rajasthan, the Mehrangarh Fort. From the forts peak, there are panoramic views of the Blue City. Jodhpur is a great place to pick up unique souvenirs in the vibrant bustling bazaar around Clock Tower.

This morning, set out for an offbeat luxury destination, Rawla Narlai.
Here, you will be provided with many options of activities and leisure. Numerous activities that can be done around such as Village Walk, Local Train Safari (travelling with sheep herds and locals, an amazing experience), leopard sighting, etc. (Extensions at this destination can be provided)
After breakfast follow up with an overland journey from Narali to Udaipur. Today explore the city of Udaipur with your guide. Visit the City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan.
This afternoon set out on a boat ride on Lake Pichola (subject to water levels). There is no more delightful way to see this city.
After breakfast in Udaipur, explore the city with your guide. Visit the Crystal Gallery in the Fateh Prakash Palace. This amazing museum in Durbar Hall houses the world’s largest cut crystal collection, with ornaments, fountains, vases, crockery, furniture and beds. Continue your journey to Sahelion-Ki-Bari Park, the Garden of the Maids of Honor on the shores of the second major lake of Udaipur, Fateh Sagar.
Later this day you will be dropped at the airport for your departure to Cochin.
Upon your arrival in Cochin, you will be met by a representative of Alluring India Destination at the airport. Balance of day at leisure.
After breakfast, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Cochin. With its wealth of historical associations, and its magnificent setting on a cluster of islands and narrow peninsulas, Cochin is one of the most fascinating cities of coastal South India. It is a city with indelible marks of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Jewish traditions. Of Special mention is the older parts of the Fort Cochin area. It is more or less exists as it used to be a 1000-year behind our times.

Evening witness of Kathakali Dance:
A special treat awaits us this evening as we proceed to witness the strength and vigor of Kathakali dance drama, as it enacts episodes from great Indian epics.
After breakfast in Cochin, prepare for your overland journey to Munnar. Munnar is a picturesque chunk of the lofty Western Ghats in the backwater country of Kerala. The town of Munnar stands at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.
A haven of peace and tranquility, Munnar is an amazingly beautiful and idyllic tourist destination in God's own country. At an altitude of 6000 ft, Munnar has been the favored summer resort since the time of the British rulers in the colonial days.
Balance of day at leisure.
After breakfast depart for Periyar -a wildlife sanctuary with beautiful lake. It is situated in lush green forest. On arrival transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Early morning we take boat ride over the Lake Periyar to watch animals in their natural habitat on the water's edge. While cruising on Lake Periyar, you are likely to see animals like Wild Boars, Sambars, Wild Dogs, Langur Monkeys and Wild Elephants.
For the lunch you will return back to hotel. Late afternoon you will again visit the park by cruise, as once is not enough to explore it fully.

After breakfast, start your overland journey from Periyar to Kumarakom.
Kumarakom the charming emerald peninsula jutting into the ever-effervescent Vembanad Lake takes you into the heart of the scenic lake where you'll come across plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake runs into the mainland making a labyrinth of lagoons, brooks, canals and waterways. The backwater houses a variety of species of both fauna and flora. They are rich with marine life namely the exclusive 'Kumarakom Karimeen' (pearl spotted fish), Konju (tiger prawns), Njandu (crabs), Chemeen (prawns) and many more.

This morning enjoy a 60 minute Pathrapotalaswedam Treatment. Leaves and powders of medicinal herbs are fried in medicated oil, bundled in a muslin cloth and then applied over the body in a rhythmic manner. This massage is very useful in treating arthritis, muscular aches, inflammatory conditions, etc.
Afterwards board a traditional Ketuvalloms or houseboat for a relaxing Kerala backwater cruise.
Feel completely relaxed as you enter a world of serenity and natural beauty in Kerala. Enjoy the green countryside, swaying palm trees, emerald rice fields and children waving from the banks of the backwaters.
Morning drive to Cochin. On arrival check into the hotel. Keep the day at leisure.
Any services on request can be provided to the guests.
Today, you will be dropped at the airport by your driver, for your departure transfer from Cochin. Board a flight to Mumbai, from where you will head to a further destination.