DELHI – AGRA – JAIPUR - KOCHI - MUNNAR - KUMARAKOM - ALLEPPEY - CHERAI BEACH
Day 01 - Arrival in Delhi:
On your arrival at Delhi airport or railway station, our representative will meet you to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day, you may go for a city orientation tour or opt rather to relax yourselves in your hotel. Stay overnight at your hotel in Delhi.
Day 02 - Delhi | Local Sightseeing:
Today, after breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat, drive past Jama Masjid and the Red Fort. Time permitting, shop in the local market of Chandni Chowk. In the afternoon visit Qutub Minar, Akshardham temple, India Gate and the Lotus Temple. During your tour drive past the President´s House, Parliament House and the Government Secretariat Buildings. By evening return to your hotel for overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 03 - Delhi to Agra:
Today your journey continues to another historical and romantic city of Agra. Enroute, you may visit Mathura - the birth place of Lord Krishana. It is also interesting to visit baby Taj Mahal or Sikandara - the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar. On arrival in Agra, check in at your hotel and relax for a while. This afternoon, visit the Agra fort built by the great Emperor Akbar, containing the Royal residential palaces, the Halls of Public and Private Audience and beautiful gardens. In the evening, visit the famous Taj Mahal - the symbol of love, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. You may also visit Dayal Bagh if time permits. Return to your hotel for overnight stay in Agra.
Day 04 - Agra to Jaipur:
After Breakfast, check out from your hotel and proceed to the pink city of Jaipur. Enroute you will visit the Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. On arrival in Jaipur, check into your hotel and go to explore this vibrant and colourful city. Drive past the Hawa Mahal-a Palace of winds and make a photo - stop. You may spend the rest of the day at leisure in your hotel or go for a city walk. Stay overnight at your hotel in Jaipur.
Day 05 - Jaipur | Local Sightseeing:
This morning after early breakfast, visit the Amber fort - built in 16th century, and enjoy an elephant ride at Amber. Thereafter, you will visit the city palace and museum, walk to adjacent Jantar Mantar an astronomical observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh-II.
Jaipur to Kochi: Flight
Afternoon, you may take domestic flight from Jaipur to Kochi, Kerala. On arrival at Cochin, pickup & transfer to hotel. Overnight stay is at your hotel in Kochi.
Day 06 – Kochi:
Take breakfast after you have slept well. Then drive to the Athirappally waterfalls and take your time to get refreshed. Afternoon, drive back and visit the nearby elephant training centre and the adjacent botanical garden in Kodanad. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in your hotel in Kochi.
Day 07 - Kochi to Munnar:
After breakfast, transfer to Munnar (04 hours journey). On the way you will be guided by pepper, cardamom, tea plantations. Enjoy the beautiful serenity of Munnar. Enroute, you may also visit the Valara Waterfalls and the Eravikulam National. Check-in at hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure or for shopping. Overnight at your hotel in Munnar.
Day 08 – Munnar:
After breakfast, full day sightseeing at Munnar – Tea plantations walk, visit to Tea Factory, Jeep ride to Kolukkumalai tea plantations, visit to Anayirangal Dam, tribal village visit etc. Overnight at your hotel in Munnar.
Day 09 - Munnar to Kumarakom:
After breakfast, drive to Kumarakom , a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake. On the way, visit the famous Eco Point in Munnar. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel. Go for a village walk with an auto rickshaw and enjoy the village of Kumarakom. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Kumarakom.
Day 10 - Kumarakom:
After breakfast set out for sightseeing in and around Kumarakom - a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. Choose a canoe, motor boat or a houseboat and devour the beauty of this backwater paradise at its best. If interested, go also for fishing, visit to coir factory, traditional Kettuvalloms (rice barges) etc set amidst coconut groves and panoramic view of the backwaters. Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 11 - Kumarakom – Alleppey (Houseboat):
Early morning around 6.00 am, proceed for bird sanctuary visit. After breakfast in your hotel, check out and drive to Alleppey. On arrival, check in to the houseboat for an enchanting backwater cruise on the canals and rivers of the backwaters. Enjoy our complimentary lunch on the houseboat and go on for the cruise through the narrow water ways. Overnight stay is on the houseboat in Alleppey.
Day 12 - Alleppey – Cherai Beach:
After breakfast check out from the houseboat and drive to Cherai. On the way, you may make a short visit to your interested attractions in Cochin, a city till today influenced by medieval Portugal, Holland and England. Your sightseeing will include visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi, Hill Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace or “Dutch Palace”, St. Francis Church, Tomb of Vasco da Gama etc.
Reach Cherai beach at the earliest, check in at your beach resort and enjoy your beachside life and get rejuvenated at the ayurveda massages offered in the resort.
Day 13 - Cherai Beach – Departure:
Relax on the beach, rejuvenate yourself at an ayurveda massage offered in your beach resort and get revitalized at this finest location between Arabian Sea and backwaters. Check out at noon and get ready for your departure. Get transferred to Cochin airport or railway station for your flight or train back home. Take the lifelong sweet memories of your holiday trip in the “God´s own Country” with you. Hope you had an unforgettable trip with Taj and Malabar.
*It is a compact itinerary for those who like to see more but have not much days in hand. For a still more relaxing trip, we suggest to add 2-3 days to this itinerary.
For personalised packages with more or less days and places, please feel free to contact us directly.
|Your Tour Includes:|
|Accommodation in 4/5 Star hotels as per itinerary on twin /double sharing basis.|
Backwater cruise on A/C Deluxe Houseboat as per itinerary.
1 night accommodation on A/C Deluxe Houseboat on twin /double sharing basis.
|Complimentary daily buffet breakfast in hotels and in Houseboat.|
|All arrival, departure, sightseeing as per itinerary by air conditioned vehicle.|
|Complimentary Kerala dish buffet lunch and candlelight buffet dinner on houseboat.|
|English speaking driver.|
|Cycle Rikshaw ride in Delhi/Agra|
|Elephant ride at Amer Fort.|
|Tuktuk drive in Alleppey.
|All cultural shows and cooking demonstration in Thekkady.|
|All taxes, tolls, parking, driver bata and fuel charge.|
|Children below 5 years are free.|
|An individualised tour consultant with 24 x 7 availability.|
|Any meals and services other than those specified.|
Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
|International/Domestic airfare and visa.|
|Entrance fees and guides.|
Arranged on Request:
|Lunch/Dinner in your hotel.|
Entrance fees during sightseeing.
|Guides (English/your language).|
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