Kerala and Tamil Nadu Dreamscape (South India)
Suitable for:
Spiritual, Cultural, Artistic & Gastronomic Interests
Friends & Family Travel
Solo Female Travel
Corporate Travel
Journey Overview
Tamil Nadu is the homeland of one of humanity’s living classical civilizations, stretching back uninterrupted for two millennia and very much alive today in the Tamils' language, dance, poetry and forms of Hinduism. Discover the region and Kerala´s magical backwaters.
Delhi
Strident, modern and multicolour city. Old Delhi is where all shades of humanity could be seen and felt.
Jaipur
Capital of Rajasthan.  Historical and royal Pink City where at the city’s heart, the Palace continues to house the former Royal Family. A flamboyant state where past and present merge in a unique way.
Agra
The place where the legacy of the Mughal empire has left a   Wonder of the World born from a love story: The Taj Mahal. Fascinating tombs and mausoleums, forts and bustling chowks (marketplaces), await you.
Ajanta & Ellora Caves
Natural wonders declared by UNESCO World Heritage, considered as one of the finest examples of ancient rock-cut caves built between 2nd BC and 6th AD Centuries. Adorned with beautiful sculptures, paintings and frescoes these natural monuments are an amalgamation of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu cultures. Buddhist monasteries as well as Hindu and Jain temples are comprised in the complex.
Mumbai
Mumbai (also known as Bombay) is the most populous place in India, and one of the largest, most vibrant cities in the world. Experience a dynamic, modern city with cosmopolitan lifestyle, a home to breathtaking historical landmarks, famous places, rich culture, and much more.
Cochin
Bustling commercial port city with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years. Called as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, the city is the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. The Influences of Arabs, Dutch, Phoenicians, Portuguese, Chinese and British, are felt.
Alleppey
From houseboat stays in to lazing around on pristine beaches, the range of memorable experiences you can have in the coastal town of Alappuzha is almost overwhelming for first-time visitors. Surrounded by dense greenery including countless coconut trees that lean over the waters, these backwaters are navigated by all sorts of traditional boats, most famously by the Kerala River boats.
Thekkady
Experience the sight of majestic elephants, spice plantations, and beautiful hills. The Periyar forest is a National treasure, containing the most vivid range of flora and fauna on the planet, including migratory species spotted in these lands.
Munnar
Popular hill-station of Kerala perched at an altitude of 1600 m in the Western Ghats, known as the Kashmir of South India. Situated on the banks of three rivers Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru, Munnar is also blessed with natural bird sanctuaries and the tea plantations.
Journey Highlights
Delhi
Qutub Minar 
Humayun’s Tomb 
India Gate and Rajpath 
Red Fort 
Akshardham Temple
India Gate
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gandhi Memorial
Jama Mosque
Jaipur
City Palace
Amber Fort
Hawa Mahal
Jantar Mantar Observatory
Jaigarh Fort
Albert Hall Museum
Birla Temple
Morning Aarti at Govind Dev ji Temple
Nahargarh Fort
Gaitor royal Cenotaphs
Agra
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-daulah
Ajanta & Ellora
Ajanta Caves
Ellora Caves
Mumbai
Elephanta Caves
Gateway of India
Dharavi the Slum
Dhobi Ghat
Colaba Market
Cochin
Fort Cochin
Fishing Net
Fish Market
Church of Saint Francis
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica
Alleppy
The Backwaters of Karela
Munnar
Natural Beauty of Tea States
Thekkady
Spice Gardens
Periyar Wildlife Lake
Journey Day By Day
Day 1 - 3 DELHI
You will be picked up from Delhi Airport with a signed board under your name, as per your arrival details. Taken to your hotel to be recovered. Early arrivals have the possibility to explore Delhi, depending on your preferences. Immerse yourself into Indian History, Politics and Religion. Discover The Independence Struggle, Major sites of Democratic India (India Gate, President’s House, Parliament House) and today´s life of Indian Capital city. Experience Gandhi Smriti, Qutub Minar (The insignia of Islamic Dynasties in India and Mughal Empire). Experience by Rickshaw Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad). Impressive monuments: Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (A Sikh Temple), Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple and Sufi Saint Mosque known as Nizamuddin. Awake every sense by visiting Chandni Chowk market. 

Some places would be visited according to your time and personal interests.

Next Stop: Agra
Distance from Delhi to Jaipur: 5 h (270 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Grand Godwin
Semi Luxury: Vivanta by Taj
Luxury: Taj Palace
Day 3 - 5 JAIPUR
Rajasthan Pink City and capital surrounded by monuments, palaces and magic. 
Live the City Palace, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace), Jantar Mantar (Astronomical Observatory built in 17th Century). In the evening you could have a walk in Old Walled City and through the area of local market. Experience the mind blowing Amber Fort and its countless stories and the beautiful Birla Temple. Later on, immerse yourself in the markets known as Johri Bazar and Choti Chopper. Jaipur is famous for its unique Jewellery market.

Next stop: Agra
Distance from Jaipur to Agra: 4h (240km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Khandela Haveli
Semi Luxury: Shahpura House
Luxury: Samod Haveli
Day 5 – 6 AGRA
Arriving to Agra means to experience the utmost romantic history of all times in front of your eyes. 
Closed on Friday, be aware. You could enjoy the sunset Taj Mahal view from the backside of River Yamuna. If time permits, you could visit the Red Fort on same day. If not possible the day after during sunrise, along with Taj Mahal.

Next stop: Aurangabad
Distance from Delhi to Aurangabad: 2h (Flight)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Parador
Semi Luxury: Radisson
Luxury: Mughal Sheraton
Day 6 – 8 AJANTA & ELLORA
Explore the Ajanta and Ellora Caves declared by UNESCO a World Heritage. Visit and explore Bibi-Ka-Maqbara (The Lady’s Tomb), The burial mausoleum of Aurangzeb´s wife Rabia, known as The Taj of the Deccan, a true symbol of remembrance. Taste the cuisine dishes influenced by The Mughal Empire such as Pulao and Biriyani.

Next stop: Mumbai
Distance from Aurangabad to Mumbai: 1h (Flight)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Green Olive
Semi Luxury: Green Olive
Luxury: Vivanta by Taj
Day 8 – 10 MUMBAI
Feel the energy of this impressive city and live the Elephanta Caves. Experience as well Dharavi, the area where Bollywood movie and Oscar Winner, “Slumdog Millionaire” has been shot.

Next stop: Cochin
Distance from Mumbai to Cochin: 2h (Flight
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Fort Residency
Semi Luxury: Suba Palace
Luxury: Taj Mahal Tower
Day 10 – 11 COCHIN
You will be picked up from Cochin Airport with a signed board under your name, as per your flight details. Early arrivals have the possibility to explore Cochin, depending on your preferences. Some places would be visited according to your time and personal interests.

Next stop: Alleppey
Cochin to Alleppey: 1h 20min (55 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Old Courtyard
Semi Luxury: Trident
Luxury: Grand Hayat
Day 11 - 12 ALLEPPEY
Enjoy a Boat Ride at Vembananad Lake, which offers a fascinating insight into the life of Keralan Backwater. On the narrow strip of land you could appreciate the fishing fishermen, children swimming, and women doing their daily chores. Experience any place you find on the way, loose yourself and unravel the magic of the place.
 
Next stop: Thekkady
Distance from Alleppey to Thekkady: 3h 30min (140 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Houseboat in the
Backwaters of Kerala
Day 12 – 14 THEKKADY
Boating on the Lake Periyar and witness the fascinating Wildlife and   unique animal sanctuaries in India. Visit the fragrant spice plantations of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, and coffee. Enjoy the Tea States as well. Shop in the local market for natural seasonings to take home.

Next stop: Munnar
Distance from Thekkady to Munnar: 3h  (90 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Tree Top
Semi Luxury: Elephant Court
Luxury: Naramaya Retreats
Day 14 – 15 MUNNAR
One of the highest Tea growing lands in the world. Visit Eravikulam National Park, home of the endangered Nilgiri Thar (Ibex). Experience Mattupetty Dam, the Indo Swiss Dairy farm and the Kundala Lake.

Next stop: Delhi
Distance from Munnar to Delhi via Cochin: 4h (Flight) 3h Drive
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Abad Cooper Castle
Semi Luxury: Tea County Resort
Luxury: Panaromic Gateway
Day 15 DELHI
You have the option to prepare for the next day departure and stay relaxed at your hotel. 
Or visit Delhi if you are very active and would like to explore some markets in the city:  Chandni Chowk Market, The Kinari Bazaar (Wedding Market), Textile Market (Wholesale Market), The Book Market, the very interesting Spice Market (Grind and Whole Spices). If your preferences are around art and architecture you could visit: Fateh Puri Mosque, Sis Ganj Guradwara, Jain Temple and The Shiva Temple as well. Depending on your peace and comfort.
Day 16 DEPARTURE
Relaxed and ready for travelling back home, your driver will take you to the airport as per your flight schedule. 
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Grand Godwin
Semi Luxury: Vivanta by Taj
Luxury: Taj Palace
Included in Kerala and Tamil Nadu Dreamscape (South India)
-Selected 16 night accommodation based on single/double occupancy in mentioned hotels
-Full breakfast daily
-Air conditioning Comfortable vehicle with WI-FI for your connectivity
-Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
-English-Speaking Local Driver and Private Guide
-Driver expenses, fuel, insurance and all taxes covered
 -Entrance Fees and Taxes
-Cooking class in Jaipur with Dinner
-Flight Ticket from Delhi to Aurangabad
-Flight Ticket from Aurangabad to Mumbai
-Flight Ticket from Mumbai to Cochin
-Flight Ticket from Munnar to Delhi
-All your meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) included during your stay 
-Houseboat at  Kerala´s Backwaters 
- Boat Ride in the Periyar Lake to observe Wildlife 
- Live Performance of Kathakaly Dance in Thekaddy
- Live Performance of  “Kalari” an Ancient Fighting in Thekaddy
- A Naturologist short lecture in Thekaddy about the Kerala’s  Plantation  Spice Gardens 
-Bottled Water for the whole journey
Excluded Services in this Journey:
 -International or Domestic flights
-Gratuities/tips for bellboys and housekeeping staff. This is left to your discretion.
-Indian visa (most people will require an Indian visa - Please note we don’t provide advice on visas and it is your responsibility to obtain the correct information/visa)
-Meals not specified in your journey
- Beverages, unless specified.
-Tips/gratuities for meals not specified in your journey
- Travel insurance. Please be aware that comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory 
-Laundry and telephone bills.
-Entrances to monuments
-Movie/video camera fee at monuments 
-Medical  Insurance
-Baggage Insurance
-Airport Departure Taxes 
-Any other service that has not been specified
-Your Game Safaris at any National Park, unless specified in your journey
Kerala and Tamil Nadu Dreamscape (South India)
16 Days & 15 Nights
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