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North & South India Tour – 20 Nights - 21 Days

New Delhi – Udaipur – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra – Cochin – Keralan Backwaters – Munnar – Madurai – Tanjore – Kumbakonam – Pondicherry – Chennai

 An adventure tiger-spotting safari in the Ranthambore National Park.

Witnessing the historical marvels of Old Delhi— Chandni Chowk & Jama Masjid

The perfect beach holiday in the “French Riviera in the East” Pondicherry.

A memorable hill station holiday in the Western Ghats—Munnar.

A traditional houseboat tour of the Keralan Backwaters.

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Duration: 21 days

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North & South India Tour

Duration: 21 days

Itinerary: Mumbai – Cochin – Thattekad – Munnar – Thekaddy – Kumarakom

Note – This is a sample itinerary for ideas on travel routes in the region, it can be customized as per your requirements.

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Our “North and South India” Tour is the closest thing to the perfect Indian tour. 

Spanning over 21 days, this all-encompassing tour gives you a run-down of the most iconic experiences, memorable landmarks, and sought-after attractions that this great country has to offer.

The range of experience it covers is immense. 

From the spellbinding charm of the Taj Mahal and City Palace Jaipur, and the romance of “Venice of the East” Udaipur to the serene Temple Towns of Tamil Nadu, the hill stations of Western Ghats, and backwaters of Kerala.

It doesn’t end here. It also packs in the wildlife wonder of the Ranthambore National Park, the historical splendor of Delhi, the exquisite beaches of Pondicherry, and the maritime heritage of Cochin.

Itinerary at a Glance

01
Day
Arrival in New Delhi | Capital of India
02
Day
Delhi | Mughal Marvels of the Grand Old City
03
Day
Udaipur | Flight & Sightseeing
04
Day
Udaipur | Romance in the “City of Lakes”
05
Day
Jaipur | “Paris of India”
06
Day
Jaipur | Exploring the Pink City
07
Day
Ranthambore |Drive & Afternoon Safari
08
Day
Ranthambore | Home of the Bengal Tiger
09
Day
Agra | The Taj Mahal Beckons
10
Day
Delhi |Drive to Delhi
11
Day
Cochin | Flight from Delhi
12
Day
Cochin | Tracing the Spice Wars History
13
Day
Keralan Backwaters | Houseboat Tour
14
Day
Munnar | Drive
15
Day
Munnar | Misty Magic of Western Ghats
16
Day
Madurai | Drive + Temple Tour
17
Day
Tanjore, Tamil Nadu | The Great Living Chola Temples
18
Day
Kumbakonam | Drive & Sightseeing
19
Day
Pondicherry | Drive to the French Capital of India
20
Day
Pondicherry | Beach & Sands of Time
21
Day
Drive to Chennai | Drive to Chennai

Itineraries

01
Day

Delhi | Arrival and Start of Tour

Upon arrival at the New Delhi International Airport, you will be received by LIT representatives and transported to your hotel.

02
Day

Delhi | Mughal Marvels of the Grand Old City

The great marvels of the Mughal Empire beckon you on day 2. 

Attractions you will cover during the day in “Old Delhi”:

 Red Fort, Qutab MinarHumayun’s Tomb, and Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque of Delhi), and Rickshaw ride through the markets of Old Delhi.

Attractions you will cover during the day in “New Delhi”:

India Gate (First World Era monument).

A drive through Rajpath overlooking the Parliament and President’s House to give you a sense of modern India and its prestige.

03
Day

Udaipur | Flight & Sightseeing

Flight to Udaipur from Delhi on Day 3. Flight time: 1 hr 15 min

Known as the “Venice of the East,” Udaipur is arguably the most romantic destination in India, famed for its seven interconnected lakes, gorgeous palaces and Havelis, ancient temples, and royal Mewari spartan charm. Spend the rest of the day exploring the old part of the town.

04
Day

Udaipur | Romance in the “City of Lakes”

A full day of romantic escapades in the City of Lakes after breakfast.

Attractions you’ll cover: City Palace (Residence of the Maharana), Saheliyon Ki Bari (Garden of the Queen’s Handmaidens/18th-century historical garden), the 17th-century Jagdish TempleBagore ki Haveli, and the Monsoon Palace.

05
Day

Jaipur | “Paris of India”

On day 5, you will take the train to the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur (estimated time 6.5 hours/ 400 km or 250 miles).

06
Day

Jaipur | Exploring the “Pink City”

After you’ve rested overnight, you’ll begin your comprehensive tour of the Pink City. Here is a list of the key attractions of the city you will cover.

The City Palace: Residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and a key museum showcasing the region’s history.

– Palace of the WindsHawa Mahal: pink-colored building famous for its 953 jharoka/glass windows modeled after a honeycomb).

– Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory (located just outside the City Palace/housing the world’s largest sundial stone).

– Amber Fort: Former residence-fort of the Maharaja. 

– Nahargah Fort: Built 1734 AD.

– Albert Hall Museum: 1887 AD museum showcasing Rajasthan arts, arms, and artifacts.

07
Day

Ranthambore | Drive & Afternoon Safari

After breakfast, you will set out for the abode of the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger—the Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, and embark on the afternoon Jeep safari.

Drive time: 3 hours/ 170 kms or 105 miles.

You will spend the night in your luxury safari-themed resort on the fringes of the National Park.

08
Day

Ranthambore | Home of the Bengal Tiger

After dawn, you’ll go on both the morning safari and afternoon safaris in Ranthambore guided by an expert naturalist.

Expected wildlife sightings: Bengal Tigers, Chital Deer, Sambar Deer, Marsh Crocodiles, Jungle cats, Indian Flying Foxes, Rufous Treepie, leopards, and sloth bears.

09
Day

Agra | The Taj Mahal Beckons

After breakfast, drive to Agra to witness the Taj Mahal.

Drive time: 6 hours/ 350 kms or 215 miles.

En-route you can visit the Abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri.

10
Day

From Agra to Delhi | Drive to Delhi

A half-day of sightseeing in Agra before you drive to Delhi (to catch a flight to Cochin the day after).

Attractions covered in Agra on day 10: the Taj Mahal and Red Fort of Agra.

Drive time between Agra and Delhi: 04 Hrs / 240 kms or 150 miles.

11
Day

Cochin | Flight from Delhi

Flight from Delhi to Cochin.

Flight duration: 3 hours.

12
Day

Cochin | Tracing the Spice Wars History

The Port City of Cochin was the theater for an epic colonial rivalry among European empires over the spice trade. The historical fort, therefore, bears Dutch, French, and British imprints.

Attractions covered on day 12: Mattancherry Palace (home of Maharajas of Cochin), Santa Cruz CathedralParadesi Synagogue, Old Marketplace, and Marine Drive.

13
Day

Keralan Backwaters | Houseboat Tour

Drive to the backwaters of Alleppey (drive time 1 hour 15 min/ 55 kms or 35 miles).

A traditional Keralan houseboat tour of the backwaters. Explore the enchanting world of the backwaters with an overnight tour — sleepy fishing villages, palm-lined canals, and lakes, lush green beauty, and utter serenity.

Enjoy the Keralan delicacies freshly cooked on-board.

14
Day

Munnar | Drive

In the morning, drive to the Western Ghats, to Munnar.

Average height: 1,530 meters/ 5,000 ft above sea level.

Drive time from Alleppey: 4.5 Hrs/ 160 kms or 100 miles).

15
Day

Munnar | Misty Magic of Western Ghats

Munnar is the favorite retreat of Keralites during the summer months. Nicknamed the “Kashmir of South India,” has mist-covered mountains, lovely waterfalls, rich biodiversity, rolling tea hills, and plantations.

Enjoy the “hillcation” at Munnar.

16
Day

Madurai, Tamil Nadu | Drive + Temple Tour

After breakfast, you will drive to Madurai in Tamil Nadu, known for its significance as an important pilgrimage center of the Hindu faith. You will visit its legendary Meenakshi Amman Temple.

Drive time: 3.5 hrs / 160 kms or 100 miles.

17
Day

Tanjore, Tamil Nadu | The Great Living Chola Temples

Your next destination Tanjore (also known as Thanjavur) is another ancient Hindu cultural and pilgrimage town known for its Great Living Chola Temples of Brihadeewara and Thanjavur Big Temple. Their history goes back over a thousand years to the Chola Dynasty.

Drive time: 3 hours/ 180 kms or 110 miles.

18
Day

Kumbakonam | Drive & Sightseeing

After Tanjore, you will drive to another important Chola-era Temple Town, Kumbakonam (Coommbaconum) which has 188 ancient temples, the most famous among which is the Kumbeswarar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Drive time: 1 hour/ 40 kms or 25 miles.

19
Day

Pondicherry | Drive to the French Capital of India

After the Temple Towns Lap, it is time for some sunshine, beach, and sea breeze in the French Capital of India, Pondicherry (Puducherry).

This former French Trading Colony is famous for gorgeous beaches, medieval cathedrals & churches, birdlife at the Ousteri Lake, and spiritual Ashram of Sri Aurobindo (Auroville). 

Drive time: 3 Hrs/ 150 kms or 95 miles.

20
Day

Pondicherry | Beach & Sands of Time

A relaxing day on the beach. Walks on the Promenade (Rock Beach/ Plage de la Promenade), a short trip of the old town, some spas, and fusion Indo-French cuisine that Pondicherry is known for.

21
Day

Drive to Chennai | Fly Out | End of Tour

Drive to Chennai to take your flight home/ next destination. (3 hours drive/ 150 kms or 95 miles).

Personalized and exclusive tours of all the must-see destinations in North and South India.

Guided tours of heritage sites of Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Cochin, Pondicherry, and Tamil Nadu.

Luxury stays in Heritage and Contemporary 5-star hotels.

Private transfers and 24/7 in-person support and guidance.

Ethical environmentally-sustainable tourism practices.

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