13 Nights / 14 Days
Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi – Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Kovalam– Departure
A travelogue with a mixture of Majestic North India to the Landscape South India. The first part pertains to Palaces of Jaipur and World Heritage monuments such as Taj Mahal and Agra fort and the second part on to the famous state Kerala, God's Own Country. This program is a short Kaleidoscope what India has to offer. At the end of the program on can choose from various Ayurveda packages.
Detailed Tour ItineraryDay 01 : Delhi Arrival
Upon arrival at Delhi international airport, our company representative will meet & assist you with traditional welcome and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Rest of the day free & easy for own activities and acclimatization with Indian weather conditions.Overnight at Delhi hotel.
Jama Masjid, Delhi
Post breakfast; proceed for a full day guided tour in Delhi starting with Old Delhi visiting Raj Ghat, Jama Maszid, drivepass through Red Fort & Chanidi Chowk. Afternoon; visit to Humayun's Tomb, India Gate, drive pass through Parliament Street & President house and visit Qutub Minar. Overnight at Delhi hotelDay 03 : Delhi – Jaipur (256 kms. / 05 hours drive)
Post breakfast; check-out from the hotel and drive to Jaipur; the capital city of Rajasthan State and also known as the "Pink City". Upon arrival Jaipur; check-in to the hotel and rest of the day free & easy for own activities.
Optional: Optional tour can be arranged for Samode Village Excursion or ChokhiDhani Village Excursion.Overnight at Jaipur hotelDay 04 : Jaipur – Full day tour
Post breakfast; leave for an excursion to Amber Fort. Enjoy the Elephant ride to ascend the Amber fort. After visiting Amber fort, visit to a traditional Rajasthani Handicraft & handloom factory to see the craftsmen performing.
Afternoon; visit to City Palace and Jantar Mantar observatory. Before returning your hotel; a short stop in front Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) for photo shoot. Overnight at Jaipur hotelDay 05 : Jaipur – Agra via Fathehpur Sikri (240 kms. / 05 hours drive)
Post breakfast; check-out from the hotel and drive to Agra; the city of Taj Mahal. On the way stop at Fathepur Sikri to visit BulandDarwaza, Diwan-e-aam and Diwane-e-Khas. Further continue to Agra.
Upon arrival in Agra; check-in to the hotel and later proceed for a half day guided tour in Agra visiting Agra Fort. After visiting Agra Fort; proceed to Taj Mahal to see it at sun-set when it looks most beautiful.
Post tour; spend some time in shopping the world's best Marble products and the famous James & Jewelry. Overnight at Agra hotelDay 06 : Agra – Delhi (220 kms. / 04 hours drive)
Delhi – Cochin (By Flight)
Delhi – Cochin (By Flight) Post breakfast; check-out from the hotel and drive straight to Delhi international airport to board the flight to Cochin. Upon arrival at Cochin airport; meet & assist by our company representative and transfer to the hotel for check-in.
Kochi (also known as Cochin) is a city in southwest India's coastal Kerala state. It has been a port since 1341, when a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to Arab, Chinese and European merchants. Sites reflecting those influences include Fort Kochi, a settlement with tiled colonial bungalows and diverse houses of worship. Cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, typical of Kochi, have been in use for centuries.
In the evening attend the traditional "Kathakali Dance Show". One of the famous dance forms of India where male actors tell a story by wearing facemasks and colorful costumes.
Overnight at Cochin hotel
Morning after breakfast, we take you around the city of cochin for a half day guided tour where you will be shown some important places such as Jewish Synagogue one of the oldest in Asia constructed in year 1568., Dutch Palace originally constructed by Portuguese and later by Dutch, ST. Francis Church, and Chinese Fishing Nets introduced by Chinese travelers in 14th century but still used in these parts of Kerala.
Afternoon; drive to Munnar, a pleasing journey riding through the picturesque hills jacketed in greenish tea and spice plantations. The resort town of Munnar is famous sprawling tea plantations, pristine valleys, mountains and aroma of spice.
Overnight at Munnar hotel
Today morning post breakfast, proceed to sightseeing at Munnar. Visit Eravikulam National Park at Rajamala famous for Nilgiri Thar, Echo Point, Tea Plantations and TATA Tea processing Factory, Kundale Lake, Anayirankal Dam, Lockhart Gap Point etc.
Overnight at Munnar hotel
Post breakfast, drive to Thekkady; unending chains of hills and spices scented plantations. Periyarwild life resort one of the best reserves in South India famous for elephants, Bison, tiger and many more animals. This place offers many opportunities for treks and mountain walks.
On arrival, check in to the hotel and after fresh up visit spice market and spice plantations. Here you can feel the aroma of finest spices such as Pepper, Cardamom, Vanilla, Cinnamon and other spices. Also enjoy a short elephant ride. Overnight at Thekkady hotelDay 10 : Thekkady – Kumarakom (135 Kms. / 04 hours drive)
Early in the morning before breakfast; leave for a wildlife viewing to the sanctuary on lake Periyar by boat cruise. There is no better way see the herds of elephants than one the boat cruising on the lake.
Later return back to the hotel and have breakfast. Afternoon; drive down to Kumarakom. Another scenic 4 hours drive. An unbelievable beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies. Kumarakom a beautiful small water world situated on banks of the Vembanad Lake. On arrival, check in at the backwater side resort and rest of the time leisure at hotel.
Overnight at Kumarakom hotel
Today morning post breakfast; drive to Alleppey; caressed by the Arabian Sea in the west and a vast network of Lakes, Lagoons and freshwater rivers criss-crossing the backwater county.
On arrival check-in at Houseboat cruise Alleppey round (a luxury boat made in ethnic Kerala style having well appointed sitting room, bedrooms, toilet and kitchen) enjoy the tranquil beauty of the inland waters and the countryside for one day.
Overnight at Houseboat
Post breakfast; disembark houseboat at Alleppey and drive to Kovalam; this internationally renowned beach has been favorite haunt of tourists since 1930's. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost, known as the - Light House beach- is the most popular. On arrival check in at beach side hotel and rest of the time enjoy the beach and relax.
Overnight at Kovalam hotel
Today morning post breakfast, stroll on the beach enjoying the bay of calm water ideal for sea bathing. Afternoon; proceed to Trivandrum city sightseeing. Visit Napier museum and Padmanabha Swamy Temple: This temple is located inside the East Fort. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Temple is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture. In the evening enjoy the beach and watch sunset.
Overnight at Kovalam hotel
Post breakfast; on time departure transfer to Trivandrum airport to board the flight to onward journey.