23 Days
Duration
Max 8, Min 2
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Flights & Visa Fees
Included

            

NEW ZEALAND – NEW DELHI – AGRA – JAIPUR – UDAIPUR – NARLAI – JODHPUR – KOCHI –  MARARI BEACH – ALLEPEY – PERIYAR NATIONAL PARK – MUNNAR – KOCHI – NEW ZEALAND

 

 

 

Day 1 – Fly to Delhi: Fly from Auckland/Christchurch/Wellington/ Sydney/Melbourne airport and arrive same day in the evening. IST (Indian Standard Time) is 7 and half hours behind than New Zealand time. You’ll be received at Delhi airport by one of our representatives and transferred to your Hotel. Relax for the night and get rid of Jet lag. 

Day Highlights: 

  • Fly to India. 
  • Welcome at Delhi airport and transfer to your hotel. 

Meals: In-flight – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch  

 

Day 2 – New Delhi: Welcome to New Delhi! Reason behind Friday departure is to face much lesser traffic at Delhi roads on Saturdays & Sundays, than weekdays. Meet us at your hotel lobby at around 10 AM for briefing from your tour escort. Drive through the tree lanes of New Delhi and embassies of Chanakyapuri. A guided tour of India Gate President’s Palace & Gurudwara Bangla Sahib will give you a good history lesson about New Delhi and its

architecture & Sikhism. If you still would like to explore more then proceed to Akshardham – world’s largest Hindu temple complex. Enjoy the evening water show here to get refreshed from the busy day. You’ll be driven to your Hotel after this. 

Day Start Time: 10 AM

Day Highlights: 

  • Guided visit to President’s Palace and India Gate 
  • Water show at Akshardham Temple 
  • Sikh Temple Bangla Sahib

Meals Included: Breakfast 

 

Day 3 – Agra: After breakfast, enjoy your drive to Agra on Yamuna Expressway and the green view of agricultural farms on both sides of the road. Have a stopover at one of the road side restaurants for Masala Chai! A sunset visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World (Taj Mahal) becomes the star attraction of the day.  After a guided tour of Taj, head to the famous local gem stones & marble artisans to learn about the marble and gem stones carving and inlay techniques. Return to your hotel after this.

Day Start Time: 9 AM

Day Highlights: 

  • City of love Agra
  • Taj Mahal
  • Local art & craft of Agra

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 – Jaipur: Travel to the Pink city after Breakfast in same vehicle. Have a buffet lunch at your choice at a resort right next to Abhaneri Stepwell and a Jugaad Ride from that resort to stepwell via Abhaneri Village. Proceed to Jaipur after this and Check in your Hotel and relax for the evening. 

Day Start Time: 9:00 AM      

 

Day Highlights: 

  • Travel to Pink city (4 – 5 Hours road travel)
  • Rajasthani Jugaad Ride
  • Abhaneri Stepwell

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 5 – Jaipur: Start your day with a guided tour of local flower and vegetable market. Visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar a hub of architectural astronomical instruments built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II and completed in 1734Witness morning aarti at Govind dev Ji Temple. Experience the world famous Gemstones specialty of Jaipur. Relax at your hotel for the afternoon and join a local family for the dinner in the evening.

Day Start Time: 8:00 AM

Day Highlights:

  • 18th century  Jantar Mantar – The astronomical observatory
  • Flowers & Vegetables Market
  • Palace of Wind
  • Gemstones Industry of Jaipur
  • Dinner with local family in Jaipur.
  • City Palace and Govind Dev Ji Temple

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 – Jaipur: See the everyday life of Jaipur locals and some local cafes with your tour leader. Visit the carpets, handicrafts and block printing workshops and appreciate the art of Jaipur. Have a break at your hotel after lunch for couple of hours. Have a stopover at the Lake Palace once built for the royal men for duck shooting on your way to Amber Fort for night visit and a walk through ancient Amber town. Enjoy your dinner at a local restaurant in Amer and proceed to your hotel after this.

Day Start Time: 8 AM

Day Highlights:

  • Night visit of Amer Fort.
  • Lake palace.
  • Walk through the ancient Amer town..
  • Visit local Carpet, Handicrafts and Block Printing Textile industry.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 – Udaipur: Start your journey to Udaipur this morning at around 10 am. Known as the City of Lakes, Udaipur is most celebrated for the fairy-tale marble palaces that appear to rise from the waters of Lake Pichola. It’s a beautiful drive through the Aravali Hills and many marble mines. A Farm restaurant stop over gives you a beautiful opportunity to walk through Marigold and vegetables farm. You can also enjoy their organic food. Also spot the 351 feet tall statue of

Lord Shiva on your way to Udaipur. Check in at your luxury hotel and relax for the evening as we have not much to do this evening after a long journey.

Day Start Time: 10:00 AM

Day Highlights:

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  • Drive to Udaipur – ‘Venice of the East’ (5 – 6 hours road travel).
  • Farm restaurant stop over for lunch.
  • 351 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 – Udaipur: Venture into a spectacular labyrinth of courtyards within the City Palace this morning, a soaring creation of marble and granite perched on the lake’s edge. Incredible photographic opportunities abound at this palace complex, the largest in Rajasthan, which blends medieval, European, and Chinese architecture and is richly decorated with inlaid mirror-work, mosaics, and frescoes. Later, explore the narrow streets of the old city by rickshaw, and stop to photograph a local market before visiting the 17th-century Jagdish Temple, adorned with fantastic carvings. A scenic boat ride on Lake Pichola provides an opportunity to capture the luminous white marble facade of Jag Niwas, now the Taj Lake Palace, and its shimmering reflection on the water. Finish your day by ‘The Dharohar Dance Show’ at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum. Older part of the city with it’s narrow streets gives you an opportunity to enjoy the Tuk Tuk rides in Udaipur,

Visit the local artisan in Udaipur to enhance your knowledge on Miniature Painting after lunch. Udaipur is also famous for its Gold and Silver Jewelry including expensive and inexpensive designs. Let us know in advance if this interests you, we can arrange your visit to one of the famous Jewelry Stores.

Day Start Time: 9:00 AM

Day Highlights:

  • Guided tour of City Palace
  • 17th Century Jagdish temple
  • Heritage and Bazaar walk
  • Tuk Tuk Rides in Udaipur.
  • Boat Ride at Lake Pichola
  • Dharohar Folk Dance Show.
  • Miniature Painting classes.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9 Narlai: After breakfast, we will head to 17th century Traditional Rajasthani Village – Narlai. Enjoy your stay at Rawla Narlai a 17th Century hunting lodge of Maharaja now turned into beautiful boutique heritage hotel or another option can be a luxury resort right next to Kumbhalgarh Fort. Walk up to Elephant rock this evening or have a village safari with the hotel staff. You’ll find people are very friendly in that village. This beautiful property also has spa and massage facility to engage you for the evening.

Day Start Time: 10:00 AM

Day Highlights:

  • Hill drive to Narlai Village ( 3 hours road travel)
  • Your stay at beautiful property of Rawla Narlai
  • Walk to Elephant rock
  • Village & countryside Safari

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10 Narlai: Jeep Safari for Leopard Sighting and countryside visit becomes the highlight of the day. Leopard Sighting and Countryside visit are included in your tour package price. Another activity which can be added at an extra cost is your dinner at the step well with live folk music under the shade of a thousand lamps.

Day Start Time: Late Start 

Day Highlights:

  • Leopard sighting.
  • Countryside Jeep Safari.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Tea.

Day 11 – Jodhpur: Travel to the Blue City this morning at around 9 am. Visit a village family on your way to Jodhpur to see how they make Durries (local rugs). Check in your hotel and relax for the afternoon. We’ll leave for a guided street walk of the blue houses and a guided walk of the local market known as Sardaar Market in the evening. Visit the local stores there as Jodhpur has been well known for it’s textiles, handicrafts and spices. Return to your hotel after this.

Day Start Time: 10:00 AM

Day Highlights:

  • Travel to Jodhpur – The Blue City (3 hours road travel)
  • Local Market & Blue houses street walk.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 12 – Jodhpur / Osian : Visit the majestic 15th century Mehrangarh Fort and take a guided tour of famous Umaid Bhawan Palace – one of the largest private residences in the world. Return to your hotel and relax for an hour. Leave for the Osian Desert Camp at afternoon. Have a light lunch as you’ll be served high tea at the sand dunes while watching the cultural music and folk dance show with a sunset. Desert safari & camel ride is one of the best things to do in Osian. Enjoy a buffet dinner after drinks. Travel back to your hotel in the evening after dinner.

Day Start Time: 9:00 AM

Day Highlights:

  • 15th century Mehrangarh Fort
  • Cultural Gala Night dinner
  • Folk dance at the dunes
  • High tea at the Dunes
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13 – Kochi: You’ll be received at Kochi airport by one of our representatives and transferred to your Hotel. Stay close to fort Kochi in your luxury hotel like ‘Old Harbour Hotel’ or ‘Taj Malabar Resort & Spa’. Relax for the night and get rid of Jet lag.

Day Highlights:

Welcome at Kochi airport and transfer to your hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 14 – Kochi: After breakfast, take a guided visit of all famous attractions of Fort Kochi in your Chauffeured vehicle. Your first stop will take you inside Paradesi Synagogue, the oldest Jewish synagogue in India. Built in 1568, the place of worship is decorated with Chinese porcelain tiles and Belgian chandeliers. (closed on Fridays and Saturdays.) Next up is a visit to St. Francis Church, the first European church of India. After a look around, continue to the Mattancherry Palace (closed on Fridays). Visit spice markets of Mattancherry. Pack an extra bag for the inevitable shopping. After lunch your tour proceeds to the Chinese fishing nets set up on teak wood and bamboo poles; these fishing nets have their origin from China. Save the evening for the Kathakali performance before dinner.

Day Highlights:

  • Vibrant city of Kochi
  • PardesiSynagogue
  • MattancherryPalace
  • Chinese net
  • Kathakali Performance

Day 15,16 – Marari Beach: Proceed to Marari Beach in same vehicle for your stay in a luxury resort near fisher man villages, like ‘Marari Beach Resort’. Stay for the night in this resort and enjoy the luxury of private beach of the resort or Kerala Ayurvedic Massage for the evening.

 

 

Day Highlights:

  • Marari Beach Resort

Day 17 – Allepey: Home to a vast network of waterways and more than a thousand houseboats, Allepey is one of Kerala’s most mesmerizingly beautiful and relaxing experiences. Don’t forget to stop and try local delicacies on your way to Allepey. Float along and gaze over paddy fields of succulent green, curvaceous rice barges and village life along the banks in your houseboat. Stay in your hotel like houseboat for overnight.

Day Highlights:

  • AllepeyTown
  • Overnight House boat stay.

Day 18,19 – Periyar National Park: Regarded among the top national parks of India, Periyar National Park covers an area of 925 sq. km. This enormous area acts as a habitat to many endangered and endemic species of flora, mammals, reptiles, fishes, amphibians, and birds. It is in the Cardamom Hill range that encompasses rivers like Periyar and different regions that are home to different kinds of species. Please select the activities that interest you most as there is a lot to choose from. Call ‘Elephant Court Thekkady’ your home, for the night.

Day Highlights:

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  • Clouds Walk – It is a 3 to 4-hour guided walk taking participants to vantage points of the park. Right from the vantage point one can enjoy a 360-degree view of the grasslands.
  • PeriyarLake Boat-Ride:  A famous landmark of the national park, this lake is spread across an area of 26 sq. km. and is among the most charming lakes of Kerala. It was formed post the construction of Mullaperiyar Dam, and is a perfect place to spot various wildlife species that come here to quench their thirst.
  • Abraham’s Spice Garden– Even though the whole Periyar National Park is carpeted with greenery, a tour through the Abraham’s Spice Garden is unmissable. It is hosted by knowledgeable guides, who tell you about the uses of different plants.
  • Connemara Tea Factory– Tea-lovers cannot have enough of this place. The building was built back in 1940s and the tour educates about the history of tea plantation and other medicinal uses of the leaves.
  • Bamboo Rafting – Rafting and hiking programme takes one through some of the most verdant areas of PeriyarTiger Reserve. The tour is guided by two professional guides and panoramic views on the way are a visual treat.
  • Elephant ride: Ride through the jungles of Periyarat the back of the Elephant.

Day 20 – Munnar: Post breakfast, proceed to Munnar on a scenic drive in the same vehicle. Green is the colour that swathes the lush mountain slopes of Munnar, the crisp air, clement weather and relaxed grain are all perfectly engineered to work up a restful experience in this scenic hill town. Order a steaming cup of tea from a nearby plantation to go with the breath-taking views.

Day Highlights:

  • Scenic drive to Munnar
  • Your stay at a luxury resort in Munnar.
Munnar
Munnar

Day 21 – Munnar: Welcome to the Tea city of India. After breakfast at the hotel, you will start exploring Munnar by visiting the Eravikulam National Park, which is a famous habitat of the rare mountain goats called the Nilgiri Tahr. You will also explore Mattupetty Dam and Echo Point with its lustrous green tea garden. Follow the tea picker’s tail and take a guided visit to the Tea museum. After your day excursion, you will return to the hotel to enjoy dinner and overnight rest.

Day Highlights:

  • Tea Hills of Munnar
  • Tea Museum

Day 22 – Departure: You’ll be driven to your departure terminal in Kochi from your hotel after Breakfast according to your flight timings. 

Day 23 – New Zealand: Such a wonderful time in India but nothing is like home. Welcome back to New Zealand and end of your tour. Thank You!

Meals: In-flight – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch

 

 

 

  • House boat stay for a night 

 

 

 

 

  • Stay at Marai Resorts

 

 

 

 

  • Kathakali Dance Performance

 

 

 

 

  • Chinese Fishing Nets Kochi

 

 

 

 

  • Amber FortNight Visit of Amber Fort.

 

 

 

 

  • Cooking class and Dinner with a local family in Jaipur.

 

 

 

 

  • Rickshaw ride in pink city Jaipur.

 

 

 

 

  • Tuk Tuk ride in Udaipur.

 

 

 

 

  • Lake Pichola boat ride Udaipur.

 

 

 

 

  • Udaipur, Dharohar

    ‘Bagore Ki Haveli’ dance and music show.

 

 

 

 

  • Camel & Desert Safari Osian.

 

 

 

 

  • Gala Night Diner with Folk music & dance at Osian situated at the edge of great Thar desert.

 

 

 

 

  • Sardaar Market Jodhpur guided visit.

 

 

 

 

  • Abhaneri Stepwell

 

 

 

 

  • Leopard Safari.

 

 

 

 

  • Govind Dev Ji Temple Jaipur.

 

 

 

 

  • Countryside of Narlai Village.

  • Return flight from New Zealand to Delhi (Economy class)
  • Visa Fees
  • All Hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • 2 – 3 Complimentary meals
  • Domestic flight from Jodhpur to Delhi
  • Chauffeured air-conditioned luxury vehicle 
  • Fully escorted tour
  • All Monuments entry tickets
  • Monuments guides
  • Tour leader
  • Sightseeing & Bazaar Walks
  • All activities stated in the itinerary
  • Airport & hotel transfers
  • Supply of Packaged drinking water and soft drinks on-board.
  • Welcome gifts
  • All applicable taxes including GST

  • Personal expenses like Shopping etc.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals except stated in itinerary

  • No extra charge applicable for a private tour with same itinerary.
  • Single supplement cost is applicable to a solo traveler if only one person is staying in a hotel room. 
  • Return flight includes economy class seat.
  • You’ll be advised about your international flight options to choose between the airlines, at the time of your booking.
  • All the given travel dates come with guaranteed departure. Minimum group size is 2 & Maximum is 8.
  • Please provide copy of front page of passport of all travelers at the time of booking. Please make sure your passport has minimum 6 months of validity at the time of your arrival in India.
  • All the travel would be done by road in your air-conditioned personal chauffeured vehicle except your flight back to Delhi from Jodhpur.
  • All the activities, monuments’ entrance tickets, camera tickets are part of your package price.
  • You will be welcomed at every airport by one of our representatives and all transfers to your hotels are included.
  • Peak season charges, New Year and/or Christmas night gala dinner and additional supplement charges may apply to your tour booked for the months of December & January only. We’ll inform you about this in advance if such cost occurs.
  • Please let us know in advance if you would like to add up another destination on your visit to India like Goa, Varanasi or Tiger Safari.

Payment Procedures: A deposit amount of 30% is required to confirm the booking and to receive your confirmed flight tickets. Rest can be paid 6 weeks prior to your arrival dates.

Payments or deposits can be made online on our website via PayPal (3.4% Charge applicable)

OR directly to the following bank account (No surcharge)

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  • Bank : ANZ

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