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North-South with Kerala

Price $ 687 $ 1,205 /Person

Tour Overview

  • Price$ 1,205 /Person
  • ReferenceTZDII13D
  • TypeGuided Tours
  • LocationIndia
  • Durations 13 days 12 nights
  • Start CityCHENNAI
  • End CityCOCHIN
  • LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Russian, spanish

Tour Description

It is known that India is a vast country but bound by its unity in diversity. There are numerous cultures, traditions, languages, food and clothes that one can never get enough of it. We would like to offer India Travel Packages which will give you a glimpse of most of the destination going north to south. There are so many best tourist places to visit in India that you will never fit all in one tour.

You will be meeting different people on the tour and get to see different flora and fauna en-route this journey. The people of different states dawn different types of attire and they are generally colorful. These holiday packages are the perfect time to spend quality time with your family. Enjoy each other and if you are a solo traveler then also nothing to worry about. You can find solace and inner peace while you rejuvenate from within.

While on this luxury India tour you can be sure to get comfort and good food at each step. Good English speaking guides will be provided on a complete trip to India. We take care of your security at each step. You can have fun at the local market while you relish interesting food from different places in India. You have to be careful before tasting spicy food as sometimes it may become too much to handle for your taste buds. Here we are giving you an opportunity to explore entire South India in one trip. On this tour, you will get a chance to enjoy the backwaters and experience houseboats.

You can collect souvenirs for friends back home in these places. Bangles made of a natural material lakh, something like wax. Or dolls made of cloth, puppets used in Rajasthan. Or in southern parts, you can get items made from shells. But as you will be traveling by air mostly remember not to buy any sharp items.

Tour Highlights

Delhi , Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

So we have  India Vacation Packages to help you see the most important ones in a single trip. Beginning with the capital city Delhi we will take you to Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kerala and last but not the least Tamil Nadu. You will be visiting monuments of the Mughal Era. Proceeding towards Rajasthan we will also be visiting the monuments of the Hindu Rulers. In Chennai, you will witness the Dravidian architecture, followed by backwaters in Kerala.

This part of North India tour will include monuments like the famous Taj Mahal, one among the Seven Wonders of the World. It is fondly called the monument of love, as it was constructed by emperor Shahjahan in the loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument is built over the shrines of Shahjahan and Mumtaz Mahal. The intricate work on the walls includes flowers made of precious stones that shine to date.

The Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is a very beautiful monument made for the convenience of the queen and royal women. It celebrates womanhood and shows respect to their dignity. It has several windows on the exterior which look like embroidery on the walls when viewed from a distance.

The backwaters in Alleppey will not be any less than those seen in Venice. These are even prettier as those in India are surrounded by greenery all directions. They are so romantic that you will rekindle your love and mostly included in honeymoon packages. And the beaches in Cochin are perfect for a family vacation. All these wonderful places are also featured in our south India tour.

Special features of the packages

  • Tours will come with pick up and drop services from the airport via private transport, as per the itinerary assisted by our designated representatives so that you have a smooth trip.
  • You will be given a warm welcome with fresh flowers garland; so that you feel fresh after your tiring journey.
  • All sightseeing services will be facilitated in good condition air-conditioned private transport as per the itinerary with experienced drivers.
  • We are offering a comfortable stay at clean and good 4 star hotels along with breakfast at each hotel being included.
  • Rooms are mostly twin sharing basis, but they can be customized as per your needs. The charges of accommodation will have all taxes included, but any personally used items from the room will not be included.
  • Will include transfers parking fee, fuel refills, and driver allowances will be taken care of by us, you won’t have to worry about it.
  • At places of interest, fluent English speaking and well-informed guide will be provided by us.
  • Please note entry to monuments will not be included, they will be solely at your discretion.
  • The tour package does not include any domestic or international transport to reach the place from where the tour begins. Air travel or train travel will have to be separately arranged by you at your own expense to reach the beginning point.
  • Easily confirmation or cancellations are possible with us as we have 24x7 helplines available.

Know before you go

  • Your tour at Tours Zoo includes all airport to hotel to airport private transfers as per the itinerary with meeting and assistance by our representative
  • Welcome with garlands on arrival
  • Sightseeing services using air-conditioned transport with the driver as per the tour programme
  • Accommodation to choose from in superior hotels offering good 4-star facilities or deluxe hotels offering 5 star standard facilities with breakfast in all the places. Double or twin sharing shall be provided as per your preference. Accommodation includes all applicable taxes.
  • All taxes are included
  • Parking fees, fuel charges, driver allowance are all included
  • Services of an English speaking local guide is included only during the sightseeing tour as per the programme.
  • Entrance fees to the monuments are not included
  • Any personal usage items at the hotel or on tour are not included.
  • Any domestic or International airfare or train fare is not included.

Tour Includes

  • Audio guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Special activities
  • Transport by air-conditioned

Tour Program

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT DELHI

When you arrive in Delhi and begin the tour with us, you will be given a warm welcome by our representative.. A garland of fresh fragrant flowers will be presented to you so that you feel a little refreshed after your long journey. From there you will proceed towards your hotel. You will be there for the night so that you get good sleep to get energized for the trip ahead; though, you can choose to explore the city on your own. You can indulge in local food or markets and see the streets busy with people going in all directions. You can visit places near to your hotel or go out to check out the happening nightlife of Delhi city. You can visit Connaught place in Delhi. It is totally safe and opens till late hours. Shops and restaurants are open for sale and offer good options.

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DAY 2: DAY TOUR IN DELHI

After breakfast, a city tour including old and New Delhi will begin. The first place to be visited will be Raj Ghat; Mahatma Gandhi was cremated here. Peace prevails at this venue and a beautiful garden provides the calm. Followed by visiting the red fort. It defined initially the boundaries of Delhi during the reign of Mughal emperor Shahjahan. It is made out of Red bricks mostly hence gets its name. You can get an insight into the lifestyle of Shahjahan as things from his time have been well preserved here. The next stop will be Jama Masjid, it is one of the largest mosques in India. it has entry from three major gateways leading you to four angular towers and two minarets. They have been well designed by the alternating use of white marble and red sandstone. The beauty is worth watching. It gives this monument a unique touch of its own. It is in the heart of a very old market called the Chandni Chowk. During the Mughals, this market used to take place of full moon nights under the light of the moon, hence its name. Interestingly now it is the busiest market in town. Each and every item can be purchased here only you will have to maneuver through thin roads. It is very old so there is no scope of widening as compared to the rest of Delhi. Next comes the spiritual stop at Laxmi Narayan Temple, or fondly called the Birla temple. It is made of glistening white marble and well kept and polished to date. You will not be allowed to take in cameras so please bear with it. You can grasp each detail in your memory and live the moment. There is one tiny prayer room made of mirrors in each direction. It is so designed that where you may stand you can see the statue of the god, emphasizing the fact that God is all around us. It is basically a tribute to goddess Lakshmi and Lord Narayana. The next stop will be at the India Gate, it is a war memorial. It was built in the fond memories of the 85,000 martyred soldiers during the First World War. These 42 meters high monuments inscribed by the names of these men and a large lamp are light 24x7 as a symbol of respect for the sacrifice by these men and their families. Close by is the Rashtrapati Bhawan or the president's house. It is the official residence cum office of the president of India. The architecture is a unique blend of Mughal and western influence. Though permission to visit from inside is not given to tourists. Last but not the least you will be visiting Quatb Minar. It is recognised as the tallest ever minaret in the world made of bricks. It is also one among the UNESCO heritage sites in India. it is a 73 meters high building. It was constructed as a celebration of conquering of Delhi by Muslim rulers. There is a metal pillar in the same complex which shows off the metallurgy of that era was much superior that today as it has not rusted till date and stands as it is in rain and sun alike. Finally return back to the hotel for rest at night.

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DAY 03: DELHI – MATHURA – AGRA

After a filling breakfast, you will be starting your journey towards Agra by road. En-route you will be visiting Mathura. It is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna and there are many telltale stories related to that era. On the banks of river Yamuna, there is highly worshipped temple by the name of Krishna Janam Bhoomi Mandir. You can get a glimpse of stories about naughty Lord Krishna in his childhood. Check-in at hotel. You can have a stroll around in the local market. You can buy local products from here including handicraft items. Agra is famous for two local sweets by the mane of Petha and Peda. You must try them. Finally, you will return to the hotel for a night stay.

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DAY 04: AGRA - FATEHPUR SIKRI - JAIPUR

After you have had your breakfast the journey toward pink city Jaipur shall begin by road. Sightseeing will be there on the way. Start your visit to the Majestic Taj Mahal. The intricate work of marble and exquisite stones can be seen. The river can be seen flowing along the boundary walls of this monument. Then you will be taken to the Agra Fort. This was the official residence of the Mughals until the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Next stop will be red sandstone city, Fatehpur Sikri. It is interesting to note that famous Bollywood movies like Jodha Akbar were shot here. There are buildings like Buland Darwaza which is the entry gate to the Jama Masjid here, Panch Mahal and Jodha bais Mahal. Then further journey to Pink city Jaipur begins. Once in the city you will be checked in to the hotel so that you may freshen up and overnight stay. You may choose to go around in the local market and try out local delicacies. The rajasthani food is very spicy so please be careful when you try. There are items such as shoes made of leather. Also you may indulge in junk jewellery shopping as they are very colourful and unique to Rajasthan.

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DAY 5: CITY TOUR OF JAIPUR

Jaipur is known as Pink city due to the extensive use of pink marble in the monuments around the city. Beginning the day by going to Amer Fort after breakfast. It is one of the significant monuments of the Hindu rulers in the pink city Jaipur. Return back to the main city to visit the City Palace. It is a building made with the infusion of Rajasthani and Mughal styles of architecture. Close by is the Jantar Mantar, It is a monument used to see time and do the reading of the stars. Next, the stop is the Hawa Mahal, it is also called the palace of winds as it has many windows. It was constructed for the royal ladies to witness the royal processions without having to come out in the open among the other local people. You shall also be visiting Jaigarh fort, Birla Mandir and Sisodia Rani Ka bagh. These were built for the entertainment of the royal ladies; it is a multi-layered garden and has beautiful fountains. Return to the hotel for the night.

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DAY 06: JAIPUR - CHENNAI

Once you have had your breakfast you will be going to the airport for boarding a flight to Chennai to begin your journey as per the south India tour package. We will arrange transport for you to the airport so that you can reach the airport on time. On arrival at airport Chennai you will be greeted by our representatives once again. They will take you to the hotel to retire for the day. You may choose to visit the beaches and enjoy some family time and rekindle the romance. You can also explore the local market and try some special delicacies.

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DAY 07: IN CHENNAI

After you have had breakfast, begin your day tour of sightseeing in Chennai. Chennai was formerly known as Madras. It is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. It is a vast city with a mostly clear sky and long sandy beaches. The tour begins by going to Fort St. George, it now has a museum to commemorate. The next stop shall be the first Angelic Church of Asia, St. Mary’s Church. The next stop will be the National Art Gallery, you can get a glimpse of art and culture of south India majorly. A beautiful set of paintings and statues can be found at the next stop of Kalapleeshwar temple. This temple has been made by the Dravidian rulers so it reflects their architectural interests. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. The inscriptions on the walls can be dated back to 1250 AD. It shows how old the temple is. The next you can visit the famous Parthasarthy temple. It was built by the Pallavas as a dedication to their ruler Krishna. There are magnificent representations of Lord Vishnu in five avatars including that of Krishna. Back to the hotel; for night stay.

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DAY 08: CHENNAI - BANGALORE

You will once again be boarding a flight to Bangalore from Chennai. We will arrange for transport for you to reach the airport in time for the flight. On arrival at Bangalore, you will again be greeted by our representatives. Next, you shall be taken to the hotel for a night.

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DAY 9: DAY TOUR IN BANGALORE

After you have had your breakfast, you will proceed for sightseeing. There is loads to explore in the city ask fondly known as the garden city. Begin the tour from Lalbagh Gardens; it is the oldest botanical gardens of the city. It was built by Haider Ali, later different varieties of flowers were brought from far off places and planted here on special instructions of Tipu Sultan. It reflects his love for nature all around. Next stop will be Cubbon park as known As Chamarajendra Park. It serves as the lungs to the city. It is rich in greenery and is situated in the heart of the city. Next, you will go to the famous ISKCON temple. It is a beautiful made of white marble. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna, devotees from all over the throng this temple year-round. Next, you will go to Vidhana Soudha, it the office of the state legislature. It is allowed to be visited from outside. The building is built in the neo-Dravidian style. Then you can visit the Dodda Ganesh temple or the bull temple. This Nandi temple is one of a kind, the largest statue of the bull has been placed here for prayer. It is situated on a hilltop giving a wonderful view below. Then you may resort to shopping for the late evening. Then return to the hotel to stay overnight.

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DAY 10: BANGALORE - COCHIN

After breakfast, you will be boarding a flight to Cochin. We will arrange for transport for you so that you can reach the airport on time for the flight. On arrival at Cochin, you will be greeted by our representatives and taken to the hotel. You can choose to explore the city a little and do the shopping and stay back for the night thereafter.

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DAY 11: COCHIN - ALLEPPEY/HOUSEBOAT - COCHIN

After breakfast, you will be going to Alleppey by road. Alleppey or Alappuzha is famous for its backwaters. It is known as the Venice of the East. Though we think it is even better as it is surrounded by greenery all around. It connects to the sea. Houseboats run on these. You will be going aboard one such AC houseboat for a ride and a scrumptious lunch. You will get a taste of the authentic Kerala traditions on this boat. Alleppey is famous for its coconut plantations. It serves as a source of raw material for the coir industry. The backwaters are used to transport goods also. Then return back to Cochin, hotel for night stay.

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DAY 12: DAY TOUR COCHIN

After having breakfast begin sightseeing from the Dutch Palace. It has a collection of paintings and artifacts of Rajas of Kochi. Then go to St, Francis church; one of the oldest European churches to be built in India. Santa Cruz Basilica, it is one of the eight Basilicas in India. it is visited by devotees all year-round. It is a very famous tourist destination. On your way, you can notice the Chinese net on the vicinity of the harbor. There are many Hindu and Christian paintings and inscriptions in Hebrew to be seen at the fort. Then you can shop around and return to the hotel for a night stay.

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DAY 13: DEPART COCHIN

After breakfast, you can proceed for your forward journey. If you need to go to the airport, then we can arrange for the same. Your memorable journey of 13 days ends with us here on a pleasant note. Hoping you had a great family vacation and we were able to provide good service to you. Hope to see you again sometime soon.

General FAQs

  • How many people will be on my trip?

    Good things come in small packages, which is why we keep our group sizes down. This means we’re small enough to remain flexible as we thread our way through communities without intimidating the locals. On most of our trips you’ll be part of an intimate group of 12-16 people, though our group sizes are on average 10 people. Our Overland trips are in purpose-built vehicles that can carry up to 24 travellers. Group sizes are displayed on each trip’s overview page on our website.

  • Can I just do part of the trip?

    Although you won’t be reimbursed for any portion of the trip unused, you can opt to sign off the trip if you need to leave a day or so earlier. If you let us know before travel that you’ll be arriving late or need to leave before the trips ends, we will notify our team on the ground to best accommodate your requirements.

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  • Damian and Teresa says:   

    When travelling to a country such as India it is very important to have a reliable and professional company taking care of you. Tours Zoo has been excellent and our guide has been exceptional. The itinerary has been brilliant allowing travel and sightseeing at a good pace.

  • Darryl Jones says:   

    Tours are always very intensive but a good team makes everything run smoothly. This holiday was as good as it could be. The driver was highly competent, his colleague supplied plenty of refreshments and helped us on and off the bus, and Our guides looked after us like a father or brother with his family.

  • James and Kerrie says:   

    Brilliant trip, saw so much in a very short time. People are so friendly. Tour leader and Drivers were excellent. Wealth of knowledge and happy to assist with everything. Definitely recommend a trip to India

  • Kate Goldstein says:   

    Tours Zoo is a great agency that provided us with an amazing one of a kind experience during our Journey. They organized our entire trip perfectly. Our Driver s and guides were very professional and even drove everywhere without gps but never missed a turn! The hotels were all great choices as well. I would highly recommend Tours Zoo and we will be utilizing their services the next time we come to India.

  • Pat and David says:   

    We were apprehensive before our arrival, but from the moment we were met at the airport we were in safe hands. Thoroughly enjoyed our Holiday.

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