DAY 01: Arrive Delhi
Lotus Temple, Delhi
You arrive in Delhi by International flight. After a traditional Welcome our representative would assist you at the airport and to a prebooked hotel for check-in. Later we go for a trip to Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat
followed by the drive around India Gate and President's House, Jama Masjid, Red Fort
, etc. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Agra ( Via mathura & Vrindavan) (220 km/ 5 hrs)
Today morning we will take you for New Delhi guided tour visits to Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Mahavir Ahinsa Sthal and Chhatarpur temple. Later in the afternoon we leave for Agra via visiting Mathura & Vrindavan, related to the birth and childhood of Lord Krishna. Upon arrival in Agra check into the hotel, relax and stretch your leg. In the evening enjoy the magic show performed by the local magicians. Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 03: Agra/Jaipur Via Fatehpur Sikari (250 km/ 5 hrs.)
Agra, the erstwhile capital of India under the great Mughals and known for Taj Mahal, has always fascinated the Indians as well as foreigners alike. Most of Agra is on the West bank of river Yamuna, with the Agra Fort and the Taj at its nucleus. TajMahal is quite simply one of mankind's most remarkable creations. After breakfast you will leave for a half day sightseeing visiting Taj Mahal built by emperor Shahjahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Next we visit Agra Fort, post lunch we leave for Jaipur via visiting Fatehpur Sikari, a masterpiece in sandstone with the stunning elegance of its palaces and courts. Next we head to Jaipur the flamboyant capital of Rajasthan. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Jaipur
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
Early morning after breakfast drive to Amber, the capital of the gallant Rajputs from 1037 to 1728 AD. We ride on the elephant back and reach the Fort , later we visit the Birla Temple, City Palace, Jantar Mantar
Observatory and the Palace of Winds.
The guests can move around freely and enjoy the evening. Later drive back to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 05: Jaipur / Delhi (260 km / 6 hrs)
After breakfast, we drive to National capital New Delhi. Check into our hotel relax. In the evening at we will go for Sound and Light show, the eventful history Red Fort has been witness to is brought out as a sound and light show every evening on the ramparts of the Red Fort. For those desirous of delving into Delhi's glorious and tumultuous past at the Red Fort. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 06: Delhi - Cochin (By Air)
In the morning you will be transferred to Domestic airport to catch a flight for Cochin. Upon arrival our representative will transfer you to your hotel for check-in.
Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a major port city on the west coast of India by the Arabian Sea and is part of the district of Ernakulam in the state of Kerala. Heralded as the Queen of the Arabian Sea
, Kochi was an important spice trading centre on the west coast of India from the 14th century. Occupied by the Portuguese Empire in 1503, Kochi was the first of the European colonies in colonial India. It remained the main seat of Portuguese India until 1530, when Goa was chosen instead. The city was later occupied by the Dutch and the British, with the Kingdom of Cochin becoming a princely state.
Its cosmopolitan character is reflected in the buildings and structures representing different regions of the world. It is one of the few places in the world where one can see a Jewish synagogue, Portuguese churches, architecture, mosques, temples and Chinese fishing nets, All in one city. A city of peninsulas and islands, today it is Kerala's commercial hub.
Later in the afternoon we leave for a half day city tour of Cochin, with visits to Dutch Palace (Built by the Portuguese), Jew Town, St. Francis' Church, Dutch Palace (Built by the Portuguese),,the Jewish Synagogue built in the year 1568, spice market, where the air is filled with the pungent smell of spices, and Chinese fishing nets. In the evening we see Kerala's most popular classical dance, Kathakali. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07: Cochin - Periyar (160 km / 04hrs)
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
After breakfast, we drive to Periyar. Upon arrival at Periyar you check into hotel. Set on an attractive lakeside, it is South India's most popular Wildlife Sanctuary
and is a nice place to cruise on the lake and have an opportunity to see wildlife. It is home to tigers, leopards, elephants, bison (gaur), antelopes, sambhar, wild boar, money etc
, and a wide of variety of birds. Late afternoon we shall take you to a guided Spice tour in one of the Spice Gardens / Plantations for which this region is famous. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08: Periyar
Early morning before breakfast at we go for wildlife viewing to the sanctuary on lake Periyar by boat cruise. After two hours of wildlife viewing we get back to the hotel for breakfast. Rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09: Periyar- Kumarakom (135 km/ 3 hrs)
Today we leave for Kumarakom known for its backwaters, huge Vembanad Lake and the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Late in the afternoon we visit the Bird sanctuary. There are two seasons for migratory birds: between October and February there are teals, cormorants, and other ducks and from February to July there are night herons, darters (snake birds), egrets and Siberian storks. It also has golden backed woodpecker, crow pheasant, white-breasted water hen & tree pie. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Kumarakom - Thothapalli (Overnight Houseboat)
Morning is at leisure. In the afternoon board the houseboat, locally called Kettuvallam, and cruise around backwaters of Alleppey, observe and experience the daily life of the villagers along the backwaters. Overnight stay at the houseboat.
Day 11: Arrive Thothapalli - Kovalam (85 km/ 2 hrs)
Arrive Thothapalli, next we head for Kovalam, South of Trivandrum, one of India's best beaches and famous for water sports in Southern India. The day's invested in exploring the unbounded beauty of this place. Overnight stay the houseboat.
Day 12: Kovalam - Trivandrum - Kovalam (16 km / 30 mins. One way)
Today we leave for an excursion to Trivandrum, located on the Southwestern tip of India. Famous for its long shorelines with Beautiful sunsets, glorious beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage
, Trivandrum undoubtedly makes an ever-popular destination. We spend half a day here covering Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Shri Chitra Art Gallery and the Museum. Later we drive back to Trivandrum. Overnight stay.
Day 13: Kovalam - Trivandrum - Mumbai (By Air)
In the morning after breakfast on-time transfer to airport to catch the flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival at Mumbai airport assistance and transfer to hotel for check-in.
Later in the afternoon we will leave for half day sightseeing tour covering the Gateway of India, the entrance to the port of Mumbai. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V in 1911. Historically the Gateway holds greater significance as the last of the British troops, which left independent India by sea, marched through its portals. Other attractions would be the Prince Wales Museum & Marine Drive which runs along the shore of the Arabian Sea from Nariman Point past Chowpatty Beach to the foot of Malabar Hill. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14: Depart Mumbai
You will be transferred to the International airport for your onward travel.