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18 Days Rural & Rustic Rajasthan Tour with Kerala Backwater
  • Kerala House Boat

  • City Palace Udaipur

Start with Delhi. It is an old city. A place to marvel at the magnificent ruins of dead Empires. In Agra, you will be taken to relish the view of the poetry in marble - the Taj Mahal and the architectural wonder of Amber Fort. Bharatpur is one of the finest bird parks in the world. The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or Keoladeo Ghana National Park is a reserve that offers protection to faunas as well And now comes Ranthambhore. Dont miss the opportunity to see a Tiger in wild. Beautiful location with wide variety of wildlife.
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Trip Highlights & Experiences
This trips specializes in crafting holiday tours in the Indian subcontinent. This trip incorporate following themes and activity.
  • Family
  • Safari
  • Solo
  • Beach
  • Culture
  • Jeep Safari
  • Tiger
  • Wildlife
Destinations TO VISIT
  • New Delhi
  • Agra
  • Ranthambhore National Park
  • Jaipur
  • Samode
  • Pushkar
  • Devgarh
  • Udaipur
  • Kochi
  • Alappuzha-Alleppey
  • Kumarakom
  • Kochi
  • New Delhi
Temperature and Best Season
The climate can broadly be described as tropical, with the exception of the Himalaya.
The Subcontinent has four seasons:

  • Winter- from December to February
  • Summer- from March to June
  • Monsoon- from July to September
  • Autumn- October and November

The best time to visit the north is between October and March; temperatures are pleasant, the days dry and sunny. From December through to mid-January early morning fog in and around Delhi can disrupt travel plans with flights often delayed or sometimes cancelled. Night temperatures in Rajasthan and the plains often reach freezing point during the winter and it can be chilly before sunrise. April through to August is hot. Early summer is good for wildlife viewing, the parks are free of visitors, vegetation is dry and game easily spotted.
Arrival at Delhi International Airport
Days 1
Red Fort

On arrival in New Delhi, you will meet our Company representative at the International Airport.

Private Assistance with our company representative:- Please keep a watch for him as soon as you collect your luggage and walk towards the exit gate in the arrival terminal (we request you not to leave the terminal building until the representative contacts you.) Assistance and transfer by car to the hotel where room is reserved for your immediate check-in.

Delhi: - The city of Delhi has served as the Capital to several ancient and medieval Empires in yester years. The city of Delhi was built on the banks of the Yamuna River and the history of Delhi is as old asd 3000 years. Indraprastha according to legends was the old Capital of Delhi and founded by the Pandavas in the times of the Mahabharata 1500 B.C. and was located near the Old Fort. Today, the visitors to the city cannot stop themselves from marveling at its unique fusion of Old and New which is quite conspicuous in its two parts - Old Delhi and New Delhi. New Delhi was primarily erected by the British. You will stay overnight at the Hotel.



Visiting the attractions of Delhi
Days 2
Jama Masjid

After breakfast, you will visit in New Delhi the Qutub Complex. The site will take you back in time when Islamic rule in Delhi marked its beginning. From there, you can drive to British Delhi, to visit the monuments now synonymous with independent India - the President-s House, Parliament House and India Gate.

After a lunch break, leave for Old Delhi to explore Red Fort. The impregnable fort was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1638 of the Mughal Dynasty. Opposite the Red fort is the Jama Masjid, the mosque also built by Shah Jahan and is the largest in India. After that, you must take up the popular Bazaar Walk in Old Delhi and see the charm of bustling and enchanting Chandni Chowk area. Enjoy Cycle rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid to Chandni Chowk.

You will stay overnight at the Hotel.




Delhi -Agra
Days 3
Taj Mahal

You have one day to explore the biggest attraction in India which is called Taj Mahal with Castle & King India representative.  

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Agra city by road in car. It will be approximately 4 hours drive. En-route, you will stop at the Midway restaurant to avail the facilities. On reaching Agra, you will meet the representative of the Castle & King at the hotel. He will assist you in check-in and provide you with the schedule for the sightseeing.

You will set off for the sightseeing tour of Agra city. Check The Taj Mahal. The view of this attraction is best enjoyed at dawn, when the first rays of the sun light up the marble beautifully. An early visit to the spot will also save you from heat and the crowds. Apart from the Taj, you should visit Agra Fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. We also recommend a stop at Emperor Akbar-s mausoleum in Sikandra. Itmadullah Tomb is also called the Baby Taj Mahal. It was built between 1622 and 1626 Ad by Nur Jahan the wife of Jahangir in memory of her father Ghias-ud-Din-Beg. From Itmadullah-s Tomb - a wonderful view of the River and the public laundry can be seen which is very interesting.

If you have spare time in Agra, we can also take you to see the real Agra. And to see real Agra, you need to go to its by lanes and bazaars, where under the shadow of the Jama Masjid, there are Hindu temples and donkey-carts and little shops selling everything under the sun. While you are in bazaars, do make sure to savor the popular Agra Petha. It is a pumpkin dessert with sugar syrup and rose water. (It-s up to your wish).  You will stay overnight at the Hotel.



Agra -Bharatpur -Ranthambhore
Days 4
Fatehpur Sikri Panch Mahal

After breakfast at Hotel, you will be transferred by our company representative to the Railway Station for the Train to Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambhore). En route, visit Fatehpur-Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri: This deserted sandstone city was founded by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century. It is a veritable fairytale city and its -ruins- are in pristine conditions. It-s not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur.

On arrival in Ranthambhore, you will meet our company representative at the hotel. He will assist you in check-in and take you on the Evening Safari.

Ranthambhore National Park:- Ranthambore is a national park and tiger reserve in Rajasthan state of western India. Situated in the district of Sawai Madhopur in south-eastern Rajasthan, the park lies at a distance of about 130 kilometers from Jaipur. It is also the nearest airport destination to Ranthambhore. The nearest town and railway station is at Sawai Madhopur, 11 km away. The park is located on the edge of a plateau. It is bounded to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River. The park is dotted with many lakes. It is named after the historic Ranthambore fortress, which lies within the national park. The park covers an area of 392 km², and is famous for its tiger population, and is one of India Project Tiger reserves. Other major wild animals include the leopard, dhole, wild pig, sambar`, chital and the gaur.

In the evening proceed for the evening Safari. You will stay overnight at the Resort.



Ranthambhore
Days 5
Tiger

Go for full day game viewing in the park (two safaris - morning and evening).

You will stay overnight at the Resort.










Ranthambhore -Jaipur
Days 6
Hawa Mahal

After breakfast at Hotel, you will resume your drive to Jaipur by road. On arrival in Jaipur, you will meet our company representative at the hotel. He will assist you in check-in and let you know about the sightseeing schedule.

Jaipur:- The origins of the beautiful city of Jaipur can be traced back to the eighteenth century, during the reign of Jai Singh II who ascended the Amber throne in 1699. Jaipur is marked for its true Rajputana spirit.  In-spite of growing into a bustling metropolis, it still retains its character and history - A beautiful fusion of the yesteryears and modernity. It is famed as the Pink City, because of the extensive use of the locally abundant pink plastered stone, painted so in honor of the visit of the royal consort of Queen Victoria. In Jaipur, you will get to explore the beauties like forts, palaces, temples and gardens.

You will stay overnight at the Hotel.



Visiting Pinks city Magic (Jaipur)
Days 7
Amber Fort

After breakfast, you will visit Amber Fort. The Amber Fort cuddled in the picture-perfect craggy hills offers you to relish the fascinating fusion of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The fort is made in red sand stone and white marble. Enjoy Elephant Safari here. In afternoon, you will visit City palace. It is Located in the heart of the walled city. Later, you will be taken to Jantar Mantar (the observatory) and Hawa Mahal.

Stay overnight at the Hotel.







Jaipur -Samode
Days 8
City Palace

After breakfast at Hotel, you will resume your drive to Samode.

Samode:- Samode Palace is one of India-s most charming and romantic hotels. The hotel is surrounded by quiet, serene and effervescent atmosphere. Considered India-s finest hotel for its consummate standards of modern hospitality, accommodation, services, cuisine and amenities, it is the flagship of the Samode Hotels.

Upon arrival here, you will meet our company representative at the hotel. He will assist in you check-in.

Stay overnight at the Hotel.




Samode -Pushkar - Deogarh
Days 9
Pushkar

After breakfast, you will be driven to Deogarh. En-route, visit Pushkar. After you reach Pushkar, you will pay a visit to the famous Brahma Temple. After that, you will resume your drive to Deogarh.

Pushkar:- Amongst the grandeur of Rajasthan, discover a unique gem - Pushkar. It is believed that the Hindu Lord Brahma, who is also considered the creator of the world, performed the VEDIC YAGNA at Pushkar in a search for his abode on earth. It is thus the site of the only Brahma Temple in the world. Along with rich cultural blends, the city is also noted for Pushkar Fair. People from all over Asia arrive here to buy and sell cattle of different breeds from across the world. The consecrated mausoleum of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti at Ajmer attracts pilgrims from all over the world. Pushkar, the city of Pilgrimage, boasts of more than 500 temples and Ghats. These are the true reflection of the legacy of its timeless architectural heritage. Pushkar is visited for its peaceful and spiritual ambiance. The Pushkar fair is counted amongst the largest cattle fairs in the world and the city of Pushkar is considered as the oldest cities in India, which find references in mythology and the Mahabharat. There are 52 bathing Ghats, which are linked to the lunar calendar, enclose the lake. Each Ghat has its own miraculous qualities and powers of healing. All the 500 temples are constructed here over different eras and boast of distinct architectural styles. Pushkar is also marked for its varied terrain in Rajasthan dotted with sand, rock and hills. Its nearness to an array of heritage properties in the region is the other tourist highlight. In its proximity, several fairs and festivals, especially on the new and full moon days are celebrated. Upon arrival in Deogarh, you will meet our company representative at the hotel. He will help you in check-in. Overnight stay will be at Hotel.



Deogarh -Ranakpur - Udaipur
Days 10
Ranakpur

After breakfast at Hotel, you will be driven to Udaipur. En-route, you will visit Ranakpur Temple.

Ranakpur in the state of Rajasthan is one of the five most important pilgrimage sites of Jainism. The place is famous for its beautiful temple complex nestled in the Aravali ranges. It is a must visit place for the tourists coming to this region.

Reach Udaipur and meet our company representative. He will transfer you to the Hotel where a room is booked for you.

Udaipur:- Udaipur is also known as the "city of lakes". It is undoubtedly a must-visit tourist destination in Rajasthan. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh on the advice of a hermit and floats like a dream beside the Pichola Lake. You will stay overnight at the Hotel.



Udaipur
Days 11
City Palace

After breakfast at Hotel, you will go for the sightseeing with a professional English speaking guide.

Udaipur has always been described as a romantic city that simply mesmerizes everyone. Visit some of the most attractive spots of the city including City Palace, Lake Pichola, Saheliyon ki Bari, Jagdish Temple and others.

Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.







Udaipur -Delhi -Cochin
Days 12
Rajasthan

After breakfast at Hotel, you will be transferred by our company representative to the Airport for flight to Cochin with Connecting flight (Delhi). Upon arrival in Cochin, you will be transferred from the Airport to the Hotel by our company representative. The room will be available for immediate occupancy.

Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as God Own Country. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Cochin or Kochi is also said to be the Gateway to Kerala.

Proceed for a Kathakali show. It is Kerala own classical dance drama program. After the show, you will return to Hotel.
Day free at leisure for own activities. You will stay overnight at the Hotel.



Full day sightseeing at Gateway of Kerala(Cochin)
Days 13
Fort Cochin Cathedral

After breakfast at Hotel, our experienced guide will provide you with the city information and its sightseeing attractions.

Atrractions of Kochi (Cochin)

Being a major harbour from the times of the British and Portuguese, Cochin has a rich heritage of forts, churches and temples. A visit to these ancient marvels gives you an overview of the political, religious and commercial developments of the city. The city is dotted with countless tourist attractions beginning right from Dutch Palace, Fort Kochi, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Dutch Cemetery, the Chinese Nets, Santa Cruz Basilica and Willingdon Island to Hill Palace Museum.  

You will stay overnight at the Hotel.



Cochin -Alleppey
Days 14
Alleppey Beach

After breakfast, you will be driven to Alleppey. Once you reach, you will be transferred to the deluxe houseboat to enjoy the 22 hours of backwater cruise from Alleppey to Kumarakom. The House boat journey is considered to be one of the best highlights of the city. The houseboat is equipped with single and double bedrooms, a kitchen, sundeck and private balcony. It also comprises a chef, Oarsmen & cabin assistant. The Houseboat is built of local and Eco friendly materials like bamboo poles, bamboo mats, coconut fiber ropes and coir carpets.

You will stay overnight at Houseboat.






Alleppey -Kumarakom
Days 15
Kumarakom Houseboat

Have your breakfast in the Houseboat. You will reach Alleppey by 09:30am. Check out the houseboat. You will be transferred to Kumarakom.

Reach Kumarakom. You will meet our company representative. He will transfer you to the Hotel where room is booked for you.

Kumarakoram forms a part of Kerala rice bowl, the Kuttanand region which is the ideal destination for the backwater cruises. The Backwaters of Kumarakoram are recognized to be the most enthralling backwater tourist destination. It is a pleasure to watch the evergreen paddy fields, large area of mangrove forests stretching into acres of land with the rows of the palm trees by the sea shores along the country side. This little village is an island of paradise, untouched by time.
You will stay overnight at the Hotel.



Explore Kumarakom Wildlife Sanctuary
Days 16
Periyar National Park

After breakfast at Hotel, you will leave with our company representative for the Sightseeing of Kumarakom to enjoy the views of the wildlife.

Major Attractions of Kumarakom City
Water Bird Sanctuary: It is one of the significant back water destinations. Sprawling over 14 acres, the bird sanctuary enjoys the beauty of the eastern banks of the Verbanad Lake. The sanctuary is home to various species of birds. The migratory birds can also be spouted here. See water fowls, water ducks, cuckoos, wild ducks, egrets, darters, herons, teals, and the migratory Siberian cranes here. Nearby lies the rubber plantations in Kottayam where the churches are also grand.
Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls: The Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls are situated at a distance of 18 km from the town of Kottayam. It is a wonderful picnic spot. Here, the streams of silver cascades of water flows down from the height of the`100 feet.
Overnight stay will be at Hotel.



Kumarakom -Cochin -Delhi
Days 17
Purana Qila

Reach and explore the city. Late in the afternoon, you will be transferred by our company representative to the airport to catch flight to Delhi. Reach and explore the city. Transfer to the Hotel where room is reserved for you.

You will stay overnight at the Hotel.









Delhi -Home
Days 18
Humayun Tomb

After breakfast at Hotel, you will be transferred by our company representative to the International Airport for flight to next destination with the sweet memories of India Tour in heart and mind. Please allow a minimum of 2 ½ hours for flight check-in formalities at the airport. We wish you a safe and pleasant journey home on behalf of Castle & King Team!











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Question: Visa Information for Nepal
Answer: NEPAL

A tourist visa is available on arrival at Kathmandu airport.  Please bring two passport size photographs with you.  The fee is $30 US dollars.
http://www.immi.gov.np/touristvisa.php

Question: Visa Information for Bhutan
Answer: BHUTAN

All visitors must have an approved visa prior to arrival.  A two week visa costs $20 US dollars and is stamped on arrival at Paro airport.  We recommend that your visa application should be forwarded to us at least three weeks before you arrive. Please note that your passport MUST be valid for six months from the date of your return.
http://www.kingdomofbhutan.com

Special Activities Included:  
  • Meet and Assist our company representative in every destination before reaching.
  • Accommodation can be availed on the basis of Double or Triple Sharing, Sightseeing Tours as mentioned in the Travel Plan.
  • Comfortable and air-conditioned SUV 4WD always at your disposal, from first to last day of tour in India.
  • Our Tour Guides are a team of knowledgeable and quite articulate professionals, who enjoy taking visitors around. They speak
  • English, Spanish, German and Russian as mentioned Travel Plan.
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast in the Hotel as per the chosen Accommodation.
  • In Old Delhi take an exciting rickshaw ride.
  • Bazaar walks through OLD Delhi.
  • Battery van ride at Taj Mahal, Agra.
  • Elaborately carved tomb of Itmad-ud-Dullahs.
  • Train Journey from Bharatpur +++ Ranthambhore.
  • Private Jeep Safari at National Park (Maximum Two Morning and Evening Safari each day).
  • A pleasurable Elephant ride to explore the foothills of the Aravali range in Jaipur.
  • Bazaar Walk in Jaipur`s Walled City (An interesting look at daily life in the colourful bazaars of Jaipur).
  • Sunset Boat Cruise in Udaipur.
  • Explore the rich traditions of Rajasthan with our company representative.
  • Kath kali Dance program in Cochin.
  • Air Conditioned Overnight Houseboat Cruise from Alleppey to Kumarakom.
  • At the end of the Tour in Delhi you will go for the Dance of India and Fare well Dinner in Restaurant.
  • Toll Taxes, Driver Allowance and Parking are included during the Tour.
  • Mineral water in the Transport during the whole Tour.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges.
  • All prevailing taxes like Luxury Tax in all Hotels and expenditure tax wherever applicable.
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