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What’s included

  • English-speaking local guides
  • 4 nights good quality hotel accommodation on a twin share basis
  • 7 nights on board the R.V. Vaikundam on a twin share, full board basis
  • 3 nights aboard the Maharajas' Express. Prices based on a Deluxe, twin share cabin.
  • All meals, snacks and complimentary drinks included on the Maharajas' Express
  • 14 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 11 Dinners
  • Internal flights and domestic transfers
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All sightseeing, activities, excursions and applicable entry fees - as described in the itinerary
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Single, timed group airport transfer for international flights
  • Opportunity to join one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds

Kerala Backwaters Cruise & Maharajas’ Express

Tour

India, Southern India | Tour

New for 2020
Kerala Backwaters Cruise & Maharajas’ Express

Duration:  17 days from the UK

Flight inclusive from £5,675,
Land only from £4,945

Book now or call 01453 844400

Slow travel in style; meander through Kerala’s dreamy backwaters and then experience the romance of Rajasthan aboard India’s most luxurious train.

Highlights

  • Discover the charms of Cochin and its picturesque Chinese fishing nets
  • Take a seven night cruise along the tranquil Keralan Backwaters
  • Enjoy cultural experiences and wildlife rich havens on regular shore excursions
  • Spend three nights aboard the indulgent Maharajas' Express
  • Visit the Taj Mahal, the Amber Fort at Jaipur and Ranthambore National Park
  • Luxuriate in personal service, fine dining and a range of optional actvities

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Temples, tigers and the Taj Mahal await us on this wonderfully indulgent holiday which contrasts two of India’s best-loved destinations: serene Kerala in the south and Rajasthan’s Golden Triangle in the north.

Our tour starts in India’s far south where we embark on a seven-night cruise through Kerala’s palm-fringed waterways. On board our home for the week, a well-appointed converted rice barge, we sail along canals and lakes, passing coconut groves and stopping to explore artisan villages, and to learn about Kerala’s wildlife rich wetland ecosystems.

Then, flying north to Delhi, we channel our inner Maharaja and settle in for three nights of unashamed opulence on one of the world’s leading luxury trains. Rolling across the plains we stop at the exquisite Taj Mahal, go on safari in Ranthambore National Park and explore the cultural delights of India’s ‘pink city’, Jaipur.

By taking the pace down, and travelling by boat and train, this tour allows us to fully immerse ourselves in India’s lush landscapes and fascinating cultures. A truly unforgettable experience. 


At a glance

Duration:  17 days from the UK

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Cochin

Accommodation types: Hotels, Cruise Boat, Train

Itinerary overview
Day Activity
1-2
Fly to Cochin. Transfer to hotel and welcome dinner.
3
Guided city tour of Cochin and visit to see Chinese fishing nets.
4-11
Backwaters cruise onboard the RV Vaikundam cruise boat with regular on shore excursions. Disembark at Alleppey. Fly to Delhi.
12
Board the Maharajas’ Express. Travel from Delhi to Agra. Visit the Taj Mahal
13
Early visit to Agra Fort or Itmad ud Daula.Travel to Ranthambore. Afternoon game drive in the national park. Continue train journey to Jaipur.
14
Visit the Amber Fort at Jaipur. Optioanal activities including a spa, further cultural visits or private shopping. Dinner at Rambagh Palace.
15-17
Train arrives back at Delhi. Disembark and transfer to airport. Overnight flight to London.
Leader: Local leader, India
Local leader, India

Your Indian tour, trek or walking guide will be friendly, very knowledgeable about the region you are visiting and speak fluent English. We use one of the largest and oldest tour operators in India whose staff all have excellent training.


Kerala Backwaters Cruise & Maharajas’ Express Itinerary


2020

Dates Availability Land Only Flight Inclusive from
Wed 21 Oct - Fri 6 Nov 2020 Available£4945 Book£5675 Book

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Flight inclusive holidays

The 'flight inclusive' holiday prices shown on this website are based upon our preferred airlines and the best priced economy class fares we are able to secure at the time of publication.

We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • English-speaking local guides
  • 4 nights good quality hotel accommodation on a twin share basis
  • 7 nights on board the R.V. Vaikundam on a twin share, full board basis
  • 3 nights aboard the Maharajas' Express. Prices based on a Deluxe, twin share cabin.
  • All meals, snacks and complimentary drinks included on the Maharajas' Express
  • 14 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 11 Dinners
  • Internal flights and domestic transfers
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All sightseeing, activities, excursions and applicable entry fees - as described in the itinerary
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Single, timed group airport transfer for international flights
  • Opportunity to join one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Some meals (as per the itinerary)


Extend your holiday

There are many ways you can extend your holiday with Mountain Kingdoms: book extra hotel nights, relax at a beautiful beach resort, take a warm-up trek, arrange a personal sightseeing tour or enjoy specialist activities such as rafting, birdwatching or a safari.

We're happy to suggest ideas, provide quotes and make all the arrangements. We can also assist with flight and hotel upgrades. Just call us on +44 (0)1453 844400 or email info@mountainkingdoms.com and we will be pleased to help.

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