Mughal Monuments, Temples & Kerala Backwater 25 days

 
  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly

The itinerary is designed to provide the glimpses of cultural diversity of India. Begin your tour from capital city Delhi and drive to Agra to see the iconic Taj Mahal. Move forward to visit Gwalior Fort, palaces, and cenotaphs & temples in Orchha. Explore breathtaking erotic temples of Khajuraho, then fly to Varanasi the spiritual capital of India. Further drive to visit Mahabodhi Temple, Nalanda Ruins. Fly to Kolkata a colonial city and visit monuments of British Raj. Fly to Bhubaneshwar and visit Hindu collection of temples to see some of India's most intricate historical stone carvings and architecture. Stay at beach resort in Puri and visit Chilika Lake the paradise for migratory bird. Fly to Chennai & visit Dravidian-style Hindu temples and Kerala famous for its unique geography, tranquil backwaters, and spice plantations.


Day 1 Arrive Delhi

On arrival at Delhi airport, assistance and transfer to hotel check in (check in/out time 12pm). Rest time free and easy to relax. O/n at hotel.

Day 2 Delhi

Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Delhi visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Raj Gath, Humayun Tomb, Qutab Minar & Lotus Temple. Also drive pass President House, Parliament & India Gate etc. O/n at hotel.

Day 3 Delhi - Agra (210km)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Agra check in at hotel. Later visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb. O/n at hotel.

Day 4 Agra - Gwalior - Orchha (220kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Orchha enroute visit Gwalior Fort known for its great architecture and rich past. Arrive Orchha check in at hotel. Visit the Orchha Fort complex, which houses a large number of ancient monuments consisting of the fort, palaces, temple, and other edifices. O/n at hotel.

Day 5 Orchha - Khajuraho (180kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Later drive to Khajuraho check in at hotel. Visit exceptionally well maintained Khajuraho temples built in the short span of 100 years from 950-1050AD by Chandela dynasty. Evening light & sound show. O/n at hotel.

Day 6 Khajuraho - Varanasi (Flight)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi. On arrival assistance and transfer to hotel. Evening attend Holy Ganga Aarti, a magical ritual held at sunset on the banks of the holy Ganges. O/n at hotel.

Day 7 Varanasi

Early morning boat ride & Ghat visit. Breakfast at hotel. Later visit Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple & Sarnath Temple complex including the Great Dhamekh Stupa. If time permit visit Ram Nagar Fort & Museum. O/n at hotel.

Day 8 Varanasi - Bodhgaya (255kms)

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Bodhgaya check in at hotel. Visit Mahabodhi Temple complex, Bodhi Tree where Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. Also visit Tibetan Monastery, Burmese Temple, Chinese Temple, Buddhist Monastery of Bhutan, Thai Temple & Monastery, Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple etc. O/n at hotel.

Day 9 Bodhgaya - Patna (170kms)/ Kolkata (flight)

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Patna via visiting Rajgir & Nanalda. In Rajgir visit tranquil Vulture`s Peak, where the Buddha meditated, and the Sattapanni Cave, where the First Council was organized after the Buddha`s passing. Nalanda, established in the 5th century CE was an ancient Mahavihara, a revered Buddhist monastery which also served as a renowned center of learning, in the ancient kingdom of Magadha.Continue drive to Patna to board flight for Koklaka. On arrival transfer to hotel, check in & O/n at hotel.

Day 10 Kolkata

Breakfast at hotel. Full day city tour of Kolkata visiting Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Netaji Bhawan, Howrah Bridge, Dakshineswar Kali Temple & other landmark monuments of the city. O/n at hotel.

Day 11 Kolkata - Bhubaneshwar (Flight)

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for Bhubaneswar. On arrival transfer to hotel check in. Later city tour, visit Parasurameshwar, Mukteshwar, Rajarani & Lingaraj temple (Only Hindu can enter sanctum). Also visit Khandagiri, Udaygiri caves & Dhauli Rock Edicts. O/n at hotel.

Day 12 Bhubaneshwar - Puri (60kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Puri via visiting Konark Sun temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site) Pipili the applique work village & Raghurajpur artisan village. Further visit, Ramchandi temple & Chandrabhaga beach. Also visit world famous lord Jagannath temple (Only Hindu can enter sanctum). O/n at hotel.

Day 13 Puri - Chilika Lake (55kms one way)

Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to visit Chilika Lake the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent & home to a number of threatened species of plants and animals. Enjoy boat ride then drive to Puri check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.

Day 14 Puri - Bhubaneshwar/ Chennai (flight)

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Bhubaneshwar airport to board flight for Chennai. On arrival assistance & transfer to hotel. Later city tour visit Fort St. George, St Mary's Church inside the fortress, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral & Marina Beach. O/n at hotel.

Day 15 Chennai - Pondicherry (160kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Pondicherry via visiting Kanchipuram an ancient city famous as city of thousands temple. And Mahabalipuram UNESCO WHS monuments Monolithic Temples, Krishnas Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple & The Arjuna Penance. On arrival check in & o/n at hotel.

Day 16 Pondicherry

Breakfast at hotel. Visit Aurovil & Pondicherry Museum. Drive pass through stunning French Quarters, which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools. Rest time to relax on the beach. O/n at hotel.

Day 17 Pondicherry - Thanjore (220kms)

Drive to Thanjavur via visiting Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. Arrive Thanjavur check in & o/n at hotel.

Day 18 Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai (190kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex built by great Chola king in the 10th century. Drive to Madurai via visiting Trichy, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple the largest functional temple in the world, Jambukeswarar Temple & The Rock Fort the oldest rock in the world 230 crore years old. Continue drive to Madurai check in & o/n at hotel.

Day 19 Madurai - Munnar (160kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Drive to Munnar check in & at hotel.

Day 20 Munnar

Breakfast at hotel. Visit Pothamedu, Mattupetty dam, Rajamala hill, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupedi Dairy Farm, Echo Point & Tea Museum. O/n at hotel.

Day 21 Munnar - Thekkady (100kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Thekkady via Ramakkalmedu one of the windiest places in Asia and being so, one can find here a wind farm generating electricity. Visit Frog Rock, Turtle Rock and the highest twin-statue in Kerala called Kuravan & Kurathi. On arrival check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.

Day 22 Thekkady

Breakfast at hotel. Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat. Sanctuary is home to tigers, elephant, rare lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards and Indian bison. Later spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee etc. O/n at hotel.

Day 23 Thekkady - Alleppey (160kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Alleppey boat jetty to board houseboat and sail through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters. The Houseboats have generated electricity, sitting cum dining area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a chef & driver. O/n in houseboat.

Day 24 Alleppey - Cochin (60kms)

After breakfast disembark from houseboat and drive to Cochin check in at hotel. Later city tour visiting Fort Cochin St. Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Dutchs Palace & Chinese fishing nets. Evening watch Kathakali Dance show. O/n at hotel.

Day 25 Cochin - Departure

As per flight schedule transfe to airport to board flight for onward destination.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


Inclusions and exclusions

  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • 24 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels
  • Daily breakfast at hotels
  • Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water in car
  • Government taxes
  • Agra x 1 night 3* - Howard Plaza the Fern/ Atulyaa Taj DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Agra x 1 night 4* - Radission Hotel/ Crystal Sarovar Premier DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Agra x 1 night 5* - Trident Hotel/ Courtyard by Marriott DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Alleppey x 1 night 3* - Deluxe Houseboat (ATDC Houseboat/ Dream Boats) DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Alleppey x 1 night 4* - Premium Houseboat (Abad Premium Houseboats/ Rainbow Premium Houseboats) DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Alleppey x 1 night 5* - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons) DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Bhubaneswar x 1 nights 3* - Kalinga Ashok/ The HHI DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Bhubaneswar x 1 nights 4* - Fortune Park Sishmo/ Mayfair Convention DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Bhubaneswar x 1 nights 5* - Mayfair Lagoon/ Trident Hotel DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Bodhgaya x 1 night 3* - Hotel Taj Darbar/ Hotel Mahamaya DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Bodhgaya x 1 night 4* & 5* - The Royal Residency/ Lotus Nikko Hotel DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Chennai x 1 night 3* - Raj Park/ MGM East Woods DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Chennai x 1 night 4* - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Chennai x 1 night 5* - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Cochin x 1 night 3* - The Dune Hotel/ Abad Plaza DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Cochin x 1 night 4* - Casino Hotel/ The Avenue Regent DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Cochin x 1 night 5* - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Delhi x 2 nights 3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Emarald Hotel DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Delhi x 2 nights 4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Delhi x 2 nights 5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Khajuraho x 1 night 3* - Ramada/Clarks Hotel DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Khajuraho x 1 night 4* - Radisson Hotel/ Hotel Chandela DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Khajuraho x 1 night 5* - The Lalit Temple View DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Kolkata x 2 nights 3* - Regenta Orko's/ The Fern Residency DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Kolkata x 2 nights 4* - The Peerless Inn/ The Fern Residency DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Kolkata x 2 nights 5* - ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection/ The Lalit Great Eastern DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Madurai x 1 night 3* - Astoria by Sparsa/ Madurai’s Residency DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Madurai x 1 night 4* - GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Madurai x 1 night 5* - Heritage Madurai/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Munnar x 2 nights 3* - Fort Munnar/ Abad Copper Castle DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Munnar x 2 nights 4* - Nature Zone Jungle Resort/ Fragrant Nature Munnar DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Munnar x 2 nights 5* - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Orchha x 1 night 3* & 4* - Orchha Resort/ Amar Mahal DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Orchha x 1 night 5* - Orchha Palace and Convention Centre x 1 night DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pariyar (Thekkady) x 2 night 3* - Abad Green Forest/ Hotel Treetop DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pariyar (Thekkady) x 2 night 4* - The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pariyar (Thekkady) x 2 night 5* - Spice village/ Cardamom County DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherry x 2 night 3* - Shenbaga Hotel/ Annamalai International DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherry x 2 night 4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherry x 2 night 5* - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Puri x 3 nights 3* - Toshali Sands/ Blue Lily Beach Resort DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Puri x 3 nights 4* - The Hans Coco Palms/ The Chariot Resort & spa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Puri x 3 nights 5* - Mayfair Waves DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Thanjore x 1 night 3* - Grand Gardenia/ Oriental Towers DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Thanjore x 1 night 4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Thanjore x 1 night 5* - Svatma DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Varanasi x 2 nights 3* - Meraden Grand/ Amaya Hotel DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Varanasi x 2 nights 4* - Rivatas by Ideal/ Palace On Ganges DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Varanasi x 2 nights 5* - Radisson Hotel/ Gateway Hotel Taj DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Khajuraho - Varanasi, Patna - Kolkata - Bhubaneshwar - Chennai flight fare approx ₹20500 per person in economy class
  • Camera charges at monuments
  • Meals other than mentioned in inclusions
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc
  • Gratuities & optional activities
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Available in

English
(Other than English guide subject to availability at additional cost)


Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Delhi , NCT, India

Pick up times available: 09:00

Pick up location: Delhi Airport

Ends at: Cochin Airport

Nearest airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)



Covid-19 measures

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Eco Features:

  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 15 days or more before the travel date
20% cancellation fee - between 7-14 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $2857 per person

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour

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* Free cancellation until 15 days before departure