A journey into India's gastronomical delights
Arrive in Delhi today, where accommodation is held from 12 noon
Full day tour of Old and New Delhi, exploring the medieval and pre-modern faces of India’s historic capital epitomised by the Jami Masjid and Chandni Chowk, Humayun’s Tomb and the legacy of Lutyens and Baker.
Drive south this morning along the old imperial way to Agra (192 km/ 4 hours plus stops). Afternoon tour of the exquisite Tomb of Itimad-ud-daulah, and Mahtab Bagh, a classic Mughal garden gradually being restored to its original glory.
Sunrise and day time tours of the Taj Mahal (closed Fridays) and the grand Agra Fort. Agra’s little known but interesting facets are discovered late this afternoon during a private heritage walk.
Drive west today towards Jaipur (224 km/ 5hours plus stops), capital of Rajasthan. En route, visit the deserted medieval Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri, a perfect synthesis of Hindu, Mughal and Persian architectural styles.
Morning tour of Amber, the ancient fortress-capital that preceded Jaipur. Afternoon tour of the City Palace and its museums and the Jantar Mantar observatory, followed by an early evening walk through the old city bazaars.
DAY 7 | JAIPUR/ UDAIPUR
Morning flight to Udaipur. Late afternoon motorboat cruise on Lake Pichola, followed by an early evening walk through the old city.
Morning tour of the grand City Palace and its immediate surroundings, the vibrant Folk Art Museum and the lakeside panorama. Afternoon at leisure for independent exploratio
Morning flight to Mumbai. Afternoon tour of the country’s financial and trade capital, centre for arts and entertainment, and the home of Bollywood.
Morning excursion by public motor launch to the Elephanta Caves (closed Mondays/ one hour journey each way). Afternoon free for independent explorations and perhaps a first-run Bollywood movie.
Transit from northern to southern India with this morning’s flight to Kochi. Late afternoon harbour cruise, followed by a performance of Kalaripayattu, the sword-fighting martial art of Kerala.
Drive to Alleppey (64 km/ 1.5hours) and enjoy a brief look around this market town. Around noon, embark on your private rice boat for a backwater sightseeing cruise and a comfortable night on board.
Disembark at Kumarakom this morning and drive up to Idukki (80 km/ 2.5hours), set amidst the cool tea, coffee and spice growing highlands of the Western Ghats. Stay two nights at a private spice plantation.
Today’s activities include visits to an organic tea plantation and a famous Ayurvedic medicine making facility, with time at leisure
Drive east to Madurai (182 km/ 4.5hours plus stops), descending along busy roads into the plains of Tamil Nadu.
Morning and evening tours of the iconic Meenakshi temple, its surrounding bazaars, and principal sights such as the Thirumalai Nayak Palace and Teppakulam Tank.
Morning flight to Chennai. Afternoon tour of the city (note: Government Museum & Art Gallery closed Fridays/ holidays).
Drive north into the desert region of Rajajsthan, Churu(180 km/ 3 hours drive), also known as the gateway to the Thar Desert, a city with several late 19th and early 20th century havelis (mansions) are adorned with colourful themed frescoes on their exteriors and are unique to this part of the country.
Depart Chennai today for your onward destination.
The Hotels we recommend are handpicked and the best the destination can offer, as per your preference
The activities, sights and experiences are original and offer you the spirit of the land
Flavours of local and global cuisine matched with your preferred drinks at selected restaurants offering unique F&B experiences
We endeavour to make your journey smooth and memorable. Our drivers are trained at driving on Indian Roads and are also knowledgeable guides