India
Location
13 days
Duration
9/10
Physicality

Arrive at Delhi international airport, meet – great with our office representative & transfer to your pre booked hotel.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Delhi/Trivandrum
TOUR DURATION 13 Days
TOUR ROUTE Delhi-Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur-Cochin-Alleppey-Kovalam-Trivandrum

 

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Day 01: Delhi

Arrive at Delhi international airport, meet – great with our office representative & transfer to your pre booked hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at hotel.
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Day 02: Delhi

After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Old Delhi; visit Jama Masjid; the largest mosque of India with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. Later, drive pass by Red Fort & take Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chock; one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter Jahan Ara. On the way back, visit the Raj Ghat; the black marble platform where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948 AD. Lunch at city restaurant (on own) Afternoon sightseeing of New Delhi; visit Qutub-Minar; the red and buff sandstone is the highest tower in India. It has a diameter of 14.32 m at the base and about 2.75 m on the top with a height of 72.5 m. There after visit the Lutyens Delhi to take pictures of beautiful building of British era; the Presidential House, Parliament and India Gate; the memorial bears the name of more than 13516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the 1st World War near the frontier of Afghan in 1919 AD.

Overnight stay at hotel.

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Day 03: Delhi - Agra

After breakfast drive by surface to Agra. (approx 205 kms – 4 hrs drive) Noon arrive check-into hotel. Lunch on your own. Afternoon visit the Red Fort built by three generations of Mughal emperors, between 1565 and 1573. It housed both the residential palaces of the Royal family and the military quarters. Evening sunset visit of the world famous Taj Mahal a monument of love built by Shah Jahan as a memorial for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, an incredible 20,000 workman’s labored on it, day and night. The construction of the Taj Complex began about 1631 AD. The principal mausoleum was completed in 1648 AD by employing thousands of artisans and craftsmen, whereas, the outlying buildings and gardens were finished five years later in 1653 AD.

Overnight at hotel in Agra
(Taj Mahal Closed on every Friday, if we will in Agra on Friday we will visit Taj Mahal next day morning)

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Day 04: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur

After breakfast drive by surface to Jaipur (approx 260 kms – 6 hrs drive). En route visit Fatehpur Sikri – the extraordinary city built by Akbar the Great, deserted 14 years later, but which, during its brief span, exceeded London in both grandeur and population. Lunch at restaurant in Bharatpur. (on own)
Jaipur is the state capital of Rajasthan and owes its name, planning and foundation to the Maharaja Jai Singh II in the year 1727. Late afternoon arrive and check-into hotel. Evening walking tour of Bapu bazaar.

Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur

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Day 05: Jaipur

After breakfast drive to visit Amber Fort (11 kms away from city), Amer, originally, was the capital of the state before Jaipur. It is an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. On a way back photo stop to take the beautiful pictures of Jal Mahal. Noon lunch at city restaurant. (on own) Afternoon Tour of Pink City visit the imposing City Palace now a museum, the ancient Observatory, the exotic palace of Winds and the picturesque bazaars of the walled city.
Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur
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Day 06: Jaipur - Cochin( by air )

Early morning transfer to airport. (breakfast served on board) Arrive Cochin and transfer to hotel.
Cochin is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as ‘God’s Own Country’. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally,
Overnight at hotel in Cochin
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Day 07: Cochin - Alleppey

After breakfast check-out from your and board on House Boat for 1 night and move towards Alleppey. Dinner & Overnight at houseboat (Air Conditioned) The cruise commences at 1200 hrs and lunch is served on board and continues till dusk. At dusk the boat will anchor in a wide waterway or lake for the night (The backwaters close to boat traffic at dusk as the fisherman lay their fishing nets in the backwaters). The air conditioner shall only be operational from 2100 hrs to 0700 hrs. Houseboat (Kettuvallam) is a kind of house boat in Kerala, India. Kettuvallam literally means “bundle” or “package” boat ( Kettu means tied with ropes, and vallam means boat – Malayalam language). A house boat is about 60 to 70 feet in length and has a width of around 15 feet in the middle. The boat is made of wooden planks joined and stiched together using coconut fiber ropes. The roof covering is made of bamboo poles and palm leaves. The outside of the boat is painted using cashew nut oil, which acts as a protective coating. The new generation Houseboats are renovated forms of original Kettuvallams. The modern type House Boat have all the creative comforts like a Hotel i.e. well-furnished bedrooms, modern hygienic toilets, cosy living rooms, dining area, beautiful kitchen and in some cases even a balcony for angling. Most of the Houseboats are powered by remarkably unobtrusive inboard diesel engines and use solar energy for power requirements.
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Day 8: Alleppey - Kovalam

Breakfast on the Boat – local Kerala cuisine. 1000 hrs check out from the boat at Alleppy Jetty – drive by surface to Kovalam (04 hrs drive). Afternoon arrive and check-into hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Kovalam
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Day 9 to 12: Kovalam

Morning after breakfast days are leisure on beach.
Overnight at hotel in Kovalam.
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Day 13: Kovalam - Trivandrum

Morning after breakfast check-out from hotel and transfer airport to board the schedule flight to go back to home.
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