Duration: 11 Nights 12 Days
Places to Visit: Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur- Cochin –Munnar- Thekkady- Alleppey- Cochin
Day 1. Arrival at Delhi
You will be welcomed and greeted by our company representative at the Delhi Airport and then escorted to your pre-booked hotel. The tour itinerary will be briefed out to you. Rest of the day is at your discretion. Overnight halt in Delhi.
Day 2. Delhi
Post breakfast, begin the day with the sightseeing of Old Delhi. Visit the Red Fort which had been an erstwhile residence of Mughal emperors. Now visit the Jama Mosque- one of the largest mosques in India. Enjoy the cycle rickshaw ride over the narrow lanes of Chandani Chowk bazaar which is densely populated.
Head towards New Delhi and visit the old 73 metre high tower- Qutub Minar. Spend some time at Humayun’s Tomb which is inspired by Persian architecture. It was built by Humayun’s Wife. Drive past through the President’s House and Parliament House. Stop at the India Gate which is dedicated to the Indian Soldiers. At last, visit the Lotus Temple. Overnight halt in Delhi.
Day 3. Delhi – Agra
In the morning, depart for Agra and transfer to the hotel. Proceed to visit the Agra Fort which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It houses some splendid buildings like Sheesh Mahal, Moti Masjid, Nagina Masjid,Diwan-i-Khas, Macchhi Bhawan, Diwan-e-Am and Meena Bazaar. Visit the Tomb of Itmad ud daulah , also known as Baby Taj due to its resemblance with the great Taj Mahal. In the evening, enjoy the sunset at the Taj Mahal which is a symbol of love and built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife-Mumtaz. Overnight halt in Agra.
Day 4. Agra– Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur
After breakfast, depart for Jaipur. On the way, stop at Fatehpur Sikri – the Ghost Town. Admire its major attractions- Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai palace, Buland Darwaza,.
Continue driving towards Jaipur and transfer to the hotel followed by an overnight stay.
Please note the Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.
Day 5. Jaipur
In the morning, enjoy the ride on an elephant from the foot to the top of the hills of Amber Fort. The elephants are decorated with colorful clothes. Drive past the Jal Mahal which is submerged into the lake. It was built by Raja Man Singh. Another attraction is the City Palace of Jaipur which had been the former residence of the past rulers. Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal are the major parts of the palace complex. Visit the Jantar Mantar-one of the largest observatories. The last attraction is Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds where 953 windows were built so that the royal women could witness the outside streets through these windows without being seen. Overnight halt in Jaipur.
Day 6. Jaipur – Mumbai – Cochin by air
In the morning, board a flight to Cochin and upon arrival, you will be welcomed and greeted by our company representative at the Cochin Airport and transfer to your pre-booked hotel followed by an overnight stay.
Day 7. Cochin
After breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing of Cochin. Visit the St. Francis Church which was built in 15th century. Pay a visit to the Matancherry Palace which is also known as Dutch Palace, housing the collection of Kerala murals and portraits. Visit the Kerala Folklore Museum exhibiting the artifacts and depicting the history of Kerala. Another spectacular attraction is Chinese Fishing Nets. In the evening, if time permits then watch the Kathakali dance performance which will amaze you by their costumes, makeup and face mask. Overnight stay in Cochin.
Day 8. Cochin – Munnar
In the morning, leave for Munnar which is full of green hills and tree plantations. The city offers panoramic and picturesque views. The place is unpolluted and far from the population. The cool breeze passes through you and makes you feel pleasant. Enroute, stop at Cheyyappara Waterfalls. On arrival, transfer to the hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight halt in Munnar.
Day 9. Munnar
In the morning, visit the Pothamedu View Point which is popular for trekking and capturing beautiful pictures. Visit the Tea Factory and Museum and see the complete processing of Tea leaves. Spend some time at Devikulum Tea Plantation. Walk around the Blossom International Park and enjoy its scenic beauty full of exotic and lush green hills and plants. Experience the activities like roller skating, cycling and boating in the park. Visit the Mattupetty Dam which is nestled over the hills, used for storage of water. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Kundala Dam Lake. The last attraction is the Echo Point. Overnight stay in Munnar.
Day 10. Munnar- Thekkady
In the morning, depart for Thekkady and proceed for check-ins to the hotel. Visit the spice plantation of pepper, coffee, tea, cinnamon and cardamom. You will be amazed by its fragrance all around. Overnight stay in Thekkady.
Day 11. Thekkady- Alleppey
Leave for Alleppey and transfer to the House Boat amidst the backwaters. Experience the best while cruising through the backwaters. Enjoy full day at the boat and visit the local markets. A separate room with all the required amenities is offered to the guests. Relish the taste buds in the dinner prepared by the chef. Overnight on house boat.
Day 12. Departure
Board a Flight at Cochin Airport for your further journey taking sweet memories with you.