Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond with Udaipur & Southern India 2024 - 17 Day Tour from Delhi to Kumarakom

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Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond with Udaipur & Southern India 2024

17 Day Tour from Delhi to Kumarakom

Tour Description:

How do you express your eternal devotion to the love of your life? Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan enlisted the help of more than 20,000 workers and 1,000 elephants to erect a towering white marble mausoleum dedicated to his wife who died during childbirth. A sunrise visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the New7Wonders of the World, is just the beginning of your love affair with India. Beyond India’s most sparkling jewel lies a priceless gem mine of experiences you’ll treasure for a lifetime. Hop in a rickshaw for a ride through Delhi’s centuries-old Chandni Chowk bazaar, sit down for traditional Indian cuisine in the home of a noble family in Jaipur, and embark on three thrilling open-air safari game drives through Ranthambore National Park in search of marsh crocodiles, striped hyenas, and the elusive Bengal tiger.

In Udaipur, explore the Jagdish Temple and take a sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola. Tour bustling Mumbai and witness its tiffin lunch box delivery system and visit the former residence of Mahatma Gandhi. Tour the highlights of Kochi and cruise the backwaters of Kerala to witness life along the scenic and serene waterways. A mosaic of memories awaits on this radiant tour of India.

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Tuesday 19 Nov 24 — Friday 06 Dec 24Starting at $5,911 Get a Quote


Day 1
Welcome to Delhi, India’s capital city. Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon

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Day 5
Today, stop at Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century it was the capital of the Mughal Empire for merely 10 years before it was completely abandoned due to the lack of adequate water. After lunch in Bharatpur, board a train bound for Sawai Madhopur, gateway to Ranthambore National Park, one of the best places in India to spot the elusive Bengal tiger!

Day 6

Day 7
Today, travel to Jaipur. In 1876, the city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales and known as the “Pink City” ever since. After lunch, visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jantar Mantar, consisting of 19 astronomical instruments used for measuring time and dates back to 1728. Next, visit the City Palace Museum, once the royal residence and now showcases a collection of paintings, carpets, weapons, and costumes from the past

Day 8

Day 9
Today, fly to Udaipur, known as the “City of Lakes,” to continue your exploration of Rajasthan, India’s largest state

Day 10
Your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Guide in this romantic City of Lakes starts with a visit to the City Palace, the largest palace in Rajasthan. Then, visit the Jagdish Temple and the Crystal Gallery. After some free time in the middle of the day, embark on a sunset cruise on Lake Pichola

Day 11
Today, fly to Mumbai, a multicultural metropolis with a vibrant history—now India’s premier seaport and home to the “Bollywood” movie industry

Day 12

Day 13
Today, fly to Kochi, the “Gateway to Kerala,” India’s southernmost state known for its natural beauty

Day 14
Your Local Guide takes you to visit the Chinese fishing nets that are the livelihood of many fishermen in the area. You’ll also take a walk through the Jewish Quarter. Then, visit the Kerala Folklore Museum, which aims to educate people about the unique culture and heritage of South India

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Day 17
Your India exploration ends with breakfast this morning.


DelhiAgraRanthambore National ParkJaipurUdaipurMumbaiKochiKumarakom
Le Meridien New Delhi
Moderate Deluxe

Windsor Place, New Delhi Delhi India

Ideally located in the heart of New Delhi, the luxurious Le Meridien New Delhi stands tall over the historic landscape of Lutyen's Delhi. The hotel features a sophisticated and modern design, and sweeping views of New Delhi.