An incredible country with a deep rooted history blessed with natural beauty from aweinspiring mountains and forests to glorious beaches and tranquil backwaters,Home to ancient temples,exquisite monuments,Palaces and beautiful landscapes, India is truly a land you are sure to fall in love with.Discover this fantasy land on a journey with us,a superb blend of the glorious past and architectural splendours of northern India with the jewel of South India, Kerala,a stunningly green narrow strip of fertile land,characterised by timeless truth of emerald backwaters,wildlife,palm fringed beaches,spice plantations and a glitzy history couching a romantic interlude to be remembered forever.
Arrive Delhi Airport, upon arrival meet the guide, transfer to a hotel in Delhi for 2 nights.
Delhi's culture has been influenced by its lengthy history and historic association as the capital of India. There are many significant monuments in the city. The archaeological survey of India recognizes 1200 heritage building and 175 monuments as national heritage sites.
OVERNIGHT STAY AT DELHI
Breakfast at the hotel. Later start your day with the sightseeing tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi with English speaking guide.
Old Delhi- Old Delhi was established by Mughal Emperor and the streets are narrow and bustling.
Raj Ghat- the cenotaph site where the father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Jama Masjid- architectural monument built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.
New Delhi- New Delhi is the capital of India. In New Delhi sightseeing, you will visit the Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar.
OVERNIGHT STAY AT DELHI
Breakfast at the hotel. Later drive to Agra. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for the night. After some rest, start a sightseeing tour of Agra with guide. Visit Taj Mahal- one of the Seven Wonders of the World surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created.
OVERNIGHT STAY AT AGRA
After breakfast at the hotel. Later drive to Jaipur
JAIPUR - the fabled "Pink City" of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. Jaipur is the picturesque capital of Rajasthan. It was first planned city in India, beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvelous heritage hotels, which were once the residence of Maharajas, are worthy of administration. Jaipur is an enthralling historical city and the gateway of India's most flamboyant state. Upon arrival check into the hotel for 2 nights.
After a leisure breakfast, visit the majestic Amber Fort. Later visit the Palace of Winds also known as Hawamahal.
HAWA MAHAL - "Palace of Winds" is a place in Jaipur, India, so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside. Constructed of red and pink sandstones the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, and extends to the Zenana, or women's chambers. The palace is a five store pyramidal shaped monument that rises 50 feet from its high base. The top three floors of the structure have a dimension of one room width while the first and second floors have patios in front of them. The front elevation, as seen from the street, is like a honeycomb web of a beehive, built with small portholes.
OVERNIGHT STAY AT THE JAIPUR
After breakfast, depart for Mumbai International Airport to board flight to Cochin International airport.
On arrive at Cochin, check into the hotel. After some rest, a tour to Alleppey for houseboating. The houseboats of Kerala are new addition to the travwl and tourism of the states backwaters. Alleppey is one of the most important tourist centres in the State, with a large network of inland canals earning it the sobriquet "Venice of the east". Alleppey is also known for its spectacular snake-boat races held on the second saturday of August, every year. This competition - the Nehru boat race takes its name from India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who inaugurated in 1952. Evening visit Kumarakom.
Cochin, the Queen of Arabian Sea is a vibrant city situated on the southwest coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.
Tour of Old Cochin to include Dutch Palace constructed in 1555 A.D. It is one of the oldest buildings built by Portuguese. The courtyard of the Palace contains a temple which is built in traditional style of architecture known as 'nalukettus' in Kerala. Also visit the Jewish Synagogue which was built in 1568 and is one of the oldest synagogues, Jew Town, Spice Market where the air is filled with the smell of spices, St. Francis Church one of the first European Church in India was constructed in 1503 by Portuguese Franciscan friars enjoy photo session at the Chinese Fishing Nets.
Morning after breakfast, sightseeing in Kumarakom.
KUMARAKOM - Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam, in Kerala, India, famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake, the largest lake in the State of Kerala. Kumarakom is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Kumarakom bird sanctuary is a noted bird sanctuary where many species of migratory birds visit. Fishing, agriculture and tourism are the major economic activities. The place has expanses of mangrove forests, paddy fields and coconut groves. Fruits like banana, mango, jackfruit, ambazhanga, puli (tamerind), chaambenga, peraycka (Guva), aathaycka and pineapple grow here.
OVERNIGHT STAY AT HOTEL
After breakfast at hotel, depart for Kovalam. Upon arrive at Kovalam. Check into the hotel.
OVERNIGHT STAY IN HOTEL
Morning after breakfast, a sightseeing tour in Kovalam.
KOVALAM - Kovalam is a beach town bu the Arabian sea in Thiruvananthapuram city. The leisure options at the beach are plenty and diverse. Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline, the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach.
The southernmost beach, the Lighthouse Beach is the one most frequented by tourists, Lighthouse Beach got its name due to the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a 35 meter high on top of the Kurumkal hillock.
Eve's Beach, more commonly known as Hawah Beach, ranks second in the early days,
is a beehive of activities with fishermen setting out for sea.
A large promontory separates this part from the southern side. Samudra Beach doesn't have tourists thronging there or hectic business. After sightseeing in Kovalam, Overnight stay at hotel.
Morning after breakfast, depart for Thiruvananthapuram Airport to board flight to Delhi
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