I just returned from the most incredible adventure of culture, humanity & safaris. Tanuj Choudhary prepared my travel itinerary and it was filled with diversity and flexibility. When the Canadian Embassy advised for me to return back to Canada as soon as possible due to the pandemic Coronavirus, Tanuj promptly assisted me with all the internal flight and hotel arrangements. My driver, Nand was extremely polite & assisted in whatever I needed. His professionalism & expert driving skills was outstanding.I highly recommend Rajasthan Four Wheel Drive for the individualized and safe travel. Thank you for being an instrumental part of my journey. I am humbled and blessed to experience life in India.
Gujarat Kerala Culture and Nature Tour
Day 1: Arrival Mumbai
Assistance on arrival at Mumbai International Airport you will be welcome by our representative and transfer to the hotel where we are holding the room on ready occupancy basis. The rest of the day is free for leisure activities. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Explore Mumbai
After breakfast, you will be taken on a sightseeing tour of the city. Drive to Gateway of India and from here cruise by motorboats to Elephanta Caves, the Trimurthi. Later in the afternoon cruise back to Gateway of India. Later visit Prince of Wales Museum, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens. Return back to the hotel for overnight.
Day 3: Fly To Ahmedabad
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport to board the morning flight for Ahmedabad. On arrival, check-in hotel. Rest awhile and take a sightseeing tour visiting Jama Masjid, Rani Rupmati Masjid, The Shaking Minarets, Kankaria Lake, Hathi Singh Jain Temple & Gandhi Ashram. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Drive To Rajkot
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Rajkot. On arrival, check-in hotel. After relaxation takes a sightseeing tour of Rajkot visiting Watson Museum, Swaminarayan Temples, Race Course, planetarium, a small zoo & park with various rides. Later visit to the local market. In the evening take an excursion tour to Jamnagar. Then return to Rajkot for overnight stay.
Day 5: Drive To Porbandar
Today in the morning take an excursion tour to Virpur to visit Jalaram Temple. After drive back to Rajkot for checkout and proceed to Porbander. On arrival, check-in hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6: Explore Porbander And Drive To Junagadh
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour visiting Kirti Mandir, Bharat Mandir, Sudama Mandir. Then return back to the hotel for checkout. After lunch drive to Junagadh. On arrival, check-in hotel. Rest awhile and take an excursion tour to Sasan Gir Return to the hotel for overnight stay at Junagadh.
Day 7: Explore Junagadh And Drive To Palitana
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Girnar Jain temples. After visit return to the hotel for check out and proceed to Palitana. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Evening take a sightseeing tour of Palitana visiting The Place of Victory, Visit the exclusive Jain temples. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 8: Drive To Ahmedabad And Fly To Bangalore
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Ahmedabad. On arrival, transfer to the airport to board the evening flight for Bangalore. On arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 9: Explore Nearby Sites
After breakfast, take an excursion tour visiting Puttaparthi. The rest of the day is free for leisure activities in Puttaparthi. In the evening return back to Bangalore for overnight stay.
Day 10: Explore Bangalore
After breakfast, you will be taken for a sightseeing tour visiting Lal Baugh, Cubbon Park, The Bull Temple, Bangalore Palace, Vidhan Soudha, Tipu’s Palace, Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple. In the evening you can visit Ulsoor Lake. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Drive To Mysore
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Mysore via Srirangapatnam where you enjoy a panoramic view of the Jain temples. On arrival, check-in hotel. Rest awhile and take a sightseeing tour visiting Maharaja Palace, St. Philomena’s cathedral, folklore museum, Brindavan Gardens. Later drive up to Chamundi Hill to see Chamundeshwari temple and a panoramic view of Mysore. On your way back, see the Nandi Bull. Return to the hotel for overnight at Mysore.
Day 12: Drive To Ooty
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Ooty en-route you can visit Bandipur & Mudumalai Sanctuaries. On arrival, check-in hotel. After relaxation, enjoy the beauty of this hill station. Later take a sightseeing tour of Ooty visiting the Botanical Garden, viewpoints like Lamb’s Rock, Kodanadu and Dodabetta Peak. Provided the day is clear, one can see as far as the plains of Coimbatore and the Mysore plateau. In the evening you can opt for a walk around the Ooty lake. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: Drive To Cochin
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Cochin. On arrival, check-in hotel. Rest awhile and take a sightseeing tour visiting Fort Cochin & St. Frances Church. This evening a memorable experience in any journey in Kerala is a Boat Trip along the Palm Fringed Lakes & Backwaters of the Area. In the evening enjoy the Kathakali, one of India’s most famous Classical dances. Stay overnight at Cochin.
Day 14: Drive to Munnar
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Munnar. On arrival, check-in hotel. Later visit Eravikulam National Park, The Nilgiri Tahr. Enjoy the tea plantation and Munnar Lake site. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 15: Drive To Periyar
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Periyar. On arrival, check-in hotel. Later visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Later in the evening take a spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates, etc. on your way back to the hotel, you could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Overnight at Periyar.
Day16: Drive To Alleppey
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey. On arrival, embark at the houseboat. Enjoy fishing from the houseboats, evening enjoys the sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats, moving towards Kumarakom. The Houseboats have generated electricity; sitting cum dinning area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a Chef, and Srank (Driver). Stay overnight at the houseboat.
Day 17: Drive To Kumarakom
After breakfast, disembark from the houseboat and drive to Kumarakom. On arrival, check-in hotel. Rest awhile and later visit at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Return back to your hotel. Make sure you do not miss out on Karimeen and fresh toddy the favorite freshwater food and the local wine. Stay overnight at Kumarakom.
Day 18: Drive To Kovalam
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Kovalam. On arrival, check-in hotel. Day free to relax with the option of herbal oil massage Overnight at Kovalam.
Day 19: Drive To Trivandrum And Fly To Mumbai
After breakfast, morning is free for rest and relaxation or for personal activities. Later check out the hotel and drive to Trivandrum airport to board the afternoon flight for Mumbai.
I actually went to India in late 2018 and used the service from four wheel drive to visit several places in Rajasthan. My driver named Narwal gave my friend and me a very lovely service. The most impressive thing is that every restaurant he took us to, served the best food ever. I really enjoyed that trip and have been thinking of it lately. Anil also coordinated the service for us very well. I hope things will get better from the pandamic soon and hope to visit India again. I also hope that Anil and Narwal are doing well.