12 Day itinerary in India, Asia

Travel with Purpose: As seen on Global Child India

Experience the best of India during this 1 day trip. From Taj Mahal to the more remote areas of this magnificent country!

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By Jay and Namita


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Enjoy a Cycle Rickshaw ride in the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk Bazaar of Delhi


Mughal Heritage Kachhpura Village Walk


Visit Taj Mahal during Sunrise:


The Pink City


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Day 1

place New Delhi

On arrival at Delhi International Airport receive a warm welcome from our representative who will help you with transfers and smooth hotel check in. Complete the check-in formalities and spend rest of the day at leisurely. (Standard Check in time for every hotel is 02:00PM. Early check in is subject to availability) The country’s capital epitomizes its rich past and flourishing present. Umpteen attractions of Delhi not just captivate the attention of the tourists but also leave them astound. On arrival, check in to hotel, leisure and overnight at hotel.


  • Luxury Accommodation: The Suryaa New Delhi
Day 2

place New Delhi

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of the city with your guide. Drive past or if you wish you may visit Red Fort (Monday Closed)– Located in the center of the city, it was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty. It was constructed by Shah Jahan in the year 1939 as a result of a capital shift from Agra to Delhi. Drive Past or if you wish you may take a stop at Raj Ghat: Raj Ghat in Delhi is the cremation site of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who is most rivetedly remembered as the Father of Nation. Set amidst deep green lawns and fountains, Rajghat is surrounded by a lovely wooded area and several exotic trees creating a serene ambience. Visit Agrasen ki Baoli (ancient water reservoir)- Also referred to as Agar Sain Ki Baoli or Ugrasen ki Baoli, this attraction is a historical monument situated on the Halley Road in New Delhi. A mosaic of different assortment of stones and rocks, Agrasen ki Baoli is an ancient water reservoir which rises from the depths of the earth to stand atop 103 stone steps. Visit Jama Masjid: Known as central mosque of the old Delhi at the time of Shah Jahan. He completed this mosque in the year 1656 and made it the biggest and best known mosque all over in India. Visit Chandni Chowk – ‘the Moonlight Square – One of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi. It is an important historical site renowned for the availability of every kind of goods as well as food. It was constructed in the 17th-century by the Mughal ruler of India Shah Jahan. Chandni Chowk is a perpetually busy area filled with narrow, congested lanes, each specializing in a different product such as spices, jewelry, hardware, and stationery. This is the bustling hub of commerce in the old city. Enjoy a Cycle Rickshaw Ride which takes you through the narrow streets of the Chandni Chowk. Visit Qutub Minar: - Qutub Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has survived the ravages of time impressively.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


  • Luxury Accommodation: The Suryaa New Delhi
Day 3

place New Delhi to Agra

After a hearty breakfast, check out from hotel and travel to Agra in an air-Conditioned Vehicle by road. (You have to start early to cover below sites in Agra) Home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, Agra is a sneak peek into the architectural history with other UNESCO World Heritage Sites as Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. History, architecture, romance all together create the magic of Agra and hence makes for a must-visit for anyone living in or visiting India. On arrival, meet our representative and check in to hotel. Later go for Mughal Heritage Kachhpura Village walk with high tea. A narrow bridle path through agriculture fields near Mehtab Bagh takes you into the ancient village of Kachhpura and Humayun’s Mosque. The walk through Kachhpura starts with explaining the paintings (sanji art) on the walls done by community girls under the youth program. Humayun’s Mosque is another monument that is situated inside the village. This is a strange peculiar kind of mosque ever built by Mughals. It has one deep narrow, great central ricer or compartment entered by a high arch and domed in the center with one recess in its weak wall. At each side of this central compartment the building is lower and broken up into the smaller chambers. One can also visit the village school situated near the courtyard. Walk ends in Mehtab Bagh from where you will have the opportunity to watch the Taj Mahal during sunset.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Luxury Accommodation: Trident Hotel Agra
Day 4

place Agra

Early morning visit Taj Mahal during Sunrise: One of the seven wonders or symbol of love. The Taj Mahal stands for the Crown of Palaces in the Persian language. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Constructed entirely out of white marble in the 17th century, it is among the finest edifices of Mughal architecture. As fuel based vehicles are not permitted in the vicinity of Taj Mahal, you will head to Taj Mahal gate by a Battery operated Bus. (Friday Closed). Afternoon, visit Agra Fort (An Epitome of the Mughal Dynasty) – An architectural masterpiece, The Red Fort of Agra or Agra Fort was built by Emperor Akbar in 1573. One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the fort was once the erstwhile residence of the Mughals until the year 1638. Within the premises of the fort lie the most exquisite structures of the Mughals like the Pearl Mosque, Diwan-i I Khas, Diwan-I-am, Moti Masjid and Jahangir Mahal. Each and every one of these edifices has remarkable handiwork and ornamentation that make this place a delight for every history and architecture lover. Visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb: Also known as “Baby Taj”, it is a tomb built with white marble in the typical Islamic style architecture. It was built by the Mughal Empress Noor Jahan in the memory of her father Itmad-Ud-Daulah. It happens to be one of the must visit monuments of Agra.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Luxury Accommodation: Trident Hotel Agra
Day 5

place Agra to Jaipur

After breakfast, check out from hotel and travel to Jaipur by Air Conditioned vehicle. En-route take a stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri: A city predominantly made of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 16th century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is essentially a fortified city built by the king and had been the capital of his Empire for fifteen years. Now a UNESCO world heritage site and a famous tourist attraction, it is a fine example of Mughal architecture. After Fatehpur Sikri visit, continue your travel to Jaipur by air Conditioned vehicle. Jaipur – The Pink City - Jaipur is a vibrant amalgamation of the old and the new. Jaipur has been ruled by Rajput kingdoms for many centuries and developed as a planned city in the 17th century AD. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur forms the Golden Triangle, one of the most famous tourist circuits of the country. On arrival, meet our representative and check in to hotel.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Luxury Accommodation: Trident Hotel Jaipur
Day 6

place Jaipur

After breakfast, proceed for full day Jaipur sightseeing tour with your Guide. Visit Amber Fort – One of the most magnificent palaces in India. this majestic building with its maze-like passages and serpentine staircases is an architectural masterpiece and with significant importance in Indian history. Built by one of the most trusted generals of Akbar, Maharaja Man Singh I in the year 1592, Amer Fort served as the main residence of the Rajput Rulers. Later proceed for visit Panna Meena ka Kund - Historic stepwell & rainwater catchment known for its picturesque symmetrical stairways. Jaigarh Fort- The Jaigarh Fort is a majestic stronghold built by Sawan Jai Singh II. It overlooks the Amer Fort and the Maota Lake. It houses the world's largest cannon on the wheels called 'Jaivana Cannon'. Visit Jantar Mantar – largest stone astronomical observatory in the world. Owing to its rich cultural, heritage and scientific value, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur has also been featured on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. Visit to City Palace and Museum– Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during the years 1729 to 1732, the vast complex of the palace occupied one-seventh of the walled city. Photo Stop Hawa Mahal – built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. Hawa Mahal derives its name from its unique structure, which is a mesh of small windows that allowed cool wind to enter the palace and hence kept the palace comfortable during the hot summer months.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Luxury Accommodation: Trident Hotel Jaipur
Day 7

place Jaipur to Udaipur

After early breakfast, check out from hotel and proceed to Jaipur airport to board your flight to Udaipur– The city of Lakes Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, is the crown jewel of the state of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Hills in all directions, making this city as lovely as it is. This 'Venice of the East' has an abundance of natural beauty, mesmerizing temples and breathtaking architecture which makes it a must-visit destination in India. On arrival, check in to hotel, leisure and overnight at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Luxury Accommodation: Trident Hotel Udaipur
Day 8

place Udaipur

After breakfast, proceed for Udaipur sightseeing with your guide. Visit to City Palace & Museum – Built on the banks of Lake Pichola, the City Palace in Udaipur is considered to be the largest royal complex in Rajasthan. The magnificent palace was built in the year 1559 by Maharana Uday Singh and served as the main seat of power, where the Maharanas lived and administered the kingdom from. The Palace now has an assortment of Mahals, courtyards, pavilions, corridors, terraces, rooms and hanging gardens. There is a museum here as well that showcases some of the finest elements of Rajput arts and culture - from colorful paintings to the typical architecture found in Rajasthani palaces. Visit the 17th century Jagdish Temple - Dedicated to the preserver of the universe, Lord Vishnu; the Jagdish Temple is a grand and majestic structure that stands in the City Palace Complex of the breathtaking city of Udaipur. Visit Saheliyon Ki Bari – a majestic garden - It is also known as the Garden or the Courtyard of Maidens. As the name suggests, it was made for the maidens who accompanied the Princess after her marriage to Maharana Sangram Singh. Afternoon, take a sharing boat ride on the 4 km long and 3 km wide Lake Pichola, which is fringed with hills, palaces, havelis, Ghats, embankments and temples and offers spectacular views of the city. Later in the evening, visit Bagore Ki Haveli- an ancient building that stands on the platform of Gangori Ghat in the vicinity of Pichola Lake. The splendid architecture of the mansion boasts of delicate carved work and excellent glass work. In the eighteenth century, Bagore Ki Haveli was built by Amir Chand Badwa. Enjoy the live evening show, which introduces you to a variety of Indian dances.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • Luxury Accommodation: Trident Hotel Udaipur
Day 9

place Udaipur to Cochin

After breakfast, check out from hotel and get transferred to Udaipur airport and fly to Cochin. On arrival at Cochin, meet our representative and get transferred to hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and spend rest of the day at leisure. (Standard check in time is 2:00PM. Early check in is subject to availability). Situated on the south-west coast of India, Kochi or Cochin is a bustling commercial port city with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years. It is the perfect synthesis of the past and the present, the wars won and lost, the cultures gained and cherished, and the heart and soul of Kerala that stays resolute regardless of whoever inhabits these shores. The commercial capital of Kerala, this emerging cosmopolitan city is widely regarded as a great indicator to the rising fortunes of God's Own Country.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Luxury Accommodation: Fort House Hotel
Day 10

place Cochin

After breakfast, go for sightseeing tour of the city with your guide. Visit Jewish Synagogue: (Closed on Fri and Sat)- Also known as Cochin Jewish Synagogue or Mattancherry Synagogue, Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue, not just in Kochi but in the Commonwealth of Nations. Explore the Fort Kochi area: Fort Kochi is a seaside town in the south-western part of Main Kochi which is known for its old-world colonial charm. The place still holds on to every single cultural change it has gone through over the centuries. Visit the St. Francis Church, Chinese fishing nets, Dutch Palace & Dutch cemetery. Chinese Fishing Nets - Most Photographed Sight in Kochi Popularly known as Cheenavala, The Chinese fishing nets that line the waterfront are one of Fort Cochin’s most iconic sights. Visit Dutch Palace: The Mattancherry Palace (also known as Dutch Palace) is located about 12 km from Ernakulam. One of the finest examples of the Kerala style of architecture mixed with colonial influences, the Portuguese built it as a gift to King Veera Kerala Verma. Visit the Dutch Cemetery in Fort Kochi – an important legacy of the historical vicissitudes of the colonial past. Also enjoy a special lunch at local restaurant in Cochin. Then take a brief walk past the seaside beach. Visit the Bishop's House Road, Union Club building and Santa Cruz Basilica. Also visit the spice and vegetable market. Visit Ernakulam Shiva Temple: The Shiva Temple, popularly known as the Ernakulathappan Temple, is an important place of worship in the mainland of Ernakulam. Also enjoy the folk dance form of Kathakali. Famous around the world, Kathakali's magnificence has won great admiration for the state of Kerala. It combines devotion, drama, dance, music, costumes and make up into a divine experience for all who get to view it. Experience the ancient art form of Kalarippayattu. Kalarippayattu is among the oldest and most famous combat styles in the world.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


  • Luxury Accommodation: Fort House Hotel
Day 11

place Cochin to Alleppey

After breakfast, check out from hotel and travel to Alleppey. On arrival at Alleppey visit St. Anthony’s Orphanage. Spend some time with kids and if you wish you may make your valuable contribution to the orphanage. (Guide will accompany you for this visit) Later, travel to your Houseboat. Check in to your private luxury houseboat. Set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditionally decorated houseboats. Check in time is 01:00 PM and cruise starts with lunch. While cruising in these floating luxury-villas, let your eyes settle for the rare and the unusual - skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed-down paddy fields, and local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes, and ancient temples and swaying coconut groves. Food will be served onboard. A rare treat while you sojourn in the God's Own Country, a backwater holiday on Kerala style houseboats or "Kettuvalloms". These palm covered country boats are designed to navigate the narrowest of canals. Almost 50 feet long, the "Kettuvallam" has comfortable bedrooms (2 or 3 in one boat) with small en-suite facilities. There is also a large open side sitting area where meals using local fish and vegetables (prepared on board) are served. (Please note that the Houseboat is stationary during the night. The cruising stops before dusk and starts again in the morning. (THIS IS A PRIVATE CRUISE)

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


  • Luxury Accommodation: Xandari Riverscapes
Day 12

place Back to New Delhi

After a hearty breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to Cochin airport (85 km- 1-2 hours by car) and fly to New Delhi International Airport to board the flight to your native place. (Reach 3 hours in prior for international flights).

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

Accommodation expand_less

  • The Suryaa New Delhi
  • Trident Hotel Agra
  • Trident Hotel Jaipur
  • Trident Hotel Udaipur
  • Fort House Hotel
  • Xandari Riverscapes

Meals expand_less

  • Breakfast (11)
  • Lunch (3)
  • Dinner (1)

Transport expand_less

  • Fuel Charges and driver allowances
  • All transfers by Big AC Toyota Innova Crysta
  • Domestic flights as per itinerary

Activities expand_less

  • Cycle Rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk in New Delhi
  • Battery Bus Ride at Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Kachhpura Mughal Heritage village walk in Agra with high tea and enjoy the scenic views of Taj Mahal
  • Enroute visit to Fatehpur Sikri
  • Jeep Ride at Amber fort in Jaipur
  • Sharing Boat ride in Udaipur Lake Pichola
  • Bagore ki Haveli Dance Show at Udaipur
  • Visit to Fisherman’s Beach at Cochin
  • Kathakali Dance Show & Kalarippayattu Show at Cochin
  • Visit to St. Anthony’s orphanage

Extras expand_less

  • All Entrance charges
  • Chocolates, Mint and Wet tissue in the vehicle during your tour
  • Daily 2 mineral water bottles per day per person
  • All taxes

Not Included expand_less

  • Personal Expenses
  • Other Meals/Drinks
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Flights

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