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  Kerala Tours >>Kerala With Painted Havelis

Duration: 20 Days Tour
Places Covered: Cochin - Houseboat - Kumarakom - Varkala - Kovalam - Trivandrum - Delhi - Samode - Jaipur - Nawalgarh - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Delhi
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Day 1 : Arrival Cochin
On arrival our representative will greet you at Kochi Airport/ Railway Station and then transfer to the hotel. Check-in and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Explore the rest of the day at your own leisure by moving around on the local several quaint spots. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 2 : Cochin
After enjoying the breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Kochi. The major tourist attractions of Cochin are Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue, and Mattancherry palace/Dutch Palace. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 3 : Cochin - Houseboat [ 200 Km / 4 Hrs.]
After the breakfast proceed to the boat Jetty, board the traditionally decorated houseboats and begin the enchanting backwater cruise. Kerala Backwaters is a unique product of Kerala and is found no where else in the world. A glide in a "Kettuvallam" (Houseboat) through the enchanting backwaters is sure to rob your heart. Sparkling greens, emerald backwaters, coir-laden houseboats and magical beauty heals your mind and body as you travel to surreal Kerala. Overnight stay in the Houseboat.
Day 4 : Kumarakom
After having the breakfast Check-out of the houseboat and proceed to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is one of the few places in the world where the means for transportation is through boats. The major attraction of Kumarakom is the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary which lies at the edge of the grounds of an old estate where a profusion of all kinds of birds can be observed. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 5 : Kumarakom - Varkala [ 110 Km / 3 Hrs.]
After enjoying the delicious breakfast proceed to Varkala. Reach & check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Later explore the beach on your own Varkala is a calm and quiet hamlet which lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district. The secluded beach, craggy rocks and the hint of undulating backwaters. Papanasam Beach is among the prominent places of Varkala Beach. The evening sun dipping slowly into the mammoth ocean and filling the whole place with colours red and orange is a breathtaking view. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 6 : Varkala
After having the breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of 2000 yrs. old Janardhana Temple. The temple of Janardhana is a fine example of Kerala art and architecture and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Sivagiri Mutt is a religious site, founded by Sree Narayana Guru (1856 – 1952), the famous philosopher and social reformer of modern Kerala. Kappil Lake gives way to the pictorial world of the Kerala backwaters. The scenic beauty of the estuaries of the lake is mesmerizing. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 7 : Varkal - Kovalam [ 60 Km / ]
After enjoying the breakfast proceed to Kovalam beach. Reach & Check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Kovalam is known as the "Paradise of the South". This dreamland is an evergreen, serene, pleasant climatic and enticing beach destination. Explore at your own to see how the everlasting sea touches the everlasting sky. Kovalam is the place where one can see the golden sand at the day time & silver sand in the night. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 8 : Kovalam – Trivandrum – Kovalam
After having the breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Trivandrum. The major attraction of Trivandrum is Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple and is the most religious icon of the city. Other sightseeing places are Veli Tourist Village, Shangumugham Beach. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 9 : Kovalam - Trivandrum - Delhi [ By Flight ]
After breakfast board your flight from Trivandrum to Delhi, On your arrival at Delhi, check into your hotel. Later visit Old Delhi you can see immense sandstone Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Qutab Minar. In New Delhi you can see the Parliament House, India Gate and Bahai Temple. Overnight Stay.
Day 10 : Delhi - Agra [ 203 Km / 5 Hrs.]
After breakfast proceed to leave for Agra, Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh. On arrive in Agra, check into the hotel and refresh yourself. Then we will visit for an Agra Tour where we will see the grand Agra Fort. The Mughal Emperor Akbar built this majestic fort, with later additions by the Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan. Within the fort there are grand palaces, halls of private and public audience and formal gardens. Return to your hotel and stay overnight at Agra.
Day 11 : Agra - Jaipur [ 232 Km / 5 Hrs.]
Early morning visit the Taj Mahal at 6:00 a.m. See the breathtaking sight of the Taj Mahal. The early morning light is perfect for taking photographs of this beautiful monument in white marble. The best example of Islamic architecture in India. It is a symbol of everlasting love.

Back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast we proceed to Jaipur. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri, a beautiful city built by Emperor Akbar but later abandoned.

On arrive in Jaipur in the evening and check into your hotel, where you will stay overnight.
Day 12 : Jaipur - Samode [ 50 Km / 2 Hrs.]
After breakfast, visit the majestic Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills.Later visit the City Palace, Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh's observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century.

Evening check out from Hotel and transfer to Samode Village, On arrival check into the Hotel. Overnight Stay
Day 13 : Samode - Nawalgarh
Morning after breakfast visit the village, Samode known for murals and wall paintings, this village is also regarded as the living art gallery of the world. Visit the Samode Bagh the beautiful garden is located at a distance of 3 km from Samode. Samode Bagh was built by Rawal Sheo Singh, for the members of the royal family as their recreation ground. After some restoration work the garden has regained its former beauty. Built on the geometric style of the Mughal garden, the garden comprises flowering bushes, fruit trees and lush green lawns. Back to Hotel for checkout.

On arrival at Nawalgarh check into the Hotel. Overnight Stay at Nawalgarh.
Day 14 : Nawalgarh - Mandawa
After breakfast drive leave for Mandawa, On arrival check into the Hotel. Nawalgarh is a beautiful town lying in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan in India and is considered to be a part of the Shekhawati region. The market place and the layout of the havelis indicate that the city was well planned. Overnight Stay at Mandawa.
Day 15 : Mandawa - Bikaner [ 245 Km / 5 Hrs.]
After breakfast morning we take a tour of the mansions or painted havelis of Mandawa. The residences of rich merchants, who have migrated from the region, these houses have beautiful fresco paintings on their walls. You can also see the traditional lifestyle of the local people. Return to your hotel for transfer to Bikaner.
On arrival check into the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 16 : Bikaner
In the morning we visit the grand havellis of the Shekhawati area. Shekhawati is a region of NE of Rajasthan and is the After the visit of Shekhawati area we proceed to Bikaner. After a short break in Bikaner we visit the Junagarh Fort (1571-1611 AD) constructed of red sandstone and marble with kiosks and balconies embellishing the structure at intervals. This imposing Fort and its palaces are an unforgettable experience for us. Overnight stay.
Day 17 : Bikaner - Oasin - Jaisalmer [ 333 Km / 7 Hrs.]
Today we drive through the desert and proceed for Jaisalmer via Osian. Osian is a great centre of Hindu and Jain religions. The oldest Temple here was constructed in 1178 AD.We arrive in Jaisalmer in the late evening. Overnight stay.
Day 18 : Jaisalmer
Morning, city tour throbbing in the heart of the Thar. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificent fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli (mansion) and Salim Singh Ki Haveli. Overnight at hotel.
Day 19 : Jaisalmer - Delhi [ By Train ]
Morning after breakfast visit the local sightseeing tour & Local market. Evening board your train for Delhi. Overnight in Train.
Day 20 : Delhi Dept.
After breakfast check out from hotel & drive to Indra Gandhi International Airport to onward Journey.
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