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Visiting : Delhi – Agra – Jaipur –Kumarakom – Alleppy – Cochin(10 Nights/11 Days)
Duration : 10 Nights/11 Days
Concept: The famous Golden Triangle of India covers three most beautiful and captivating cities of the country. Delhi (the capital of India) is an amalgamation of old and new, Agrais the city of world famous Taj Mahal and Jaipur or Pink City (the capital of Rajasthan) is known for its regal splendour of palaces and forts. Your next destination shall be the most scenic and picturesque backwater in Kerala in South India. You will enjoy famous backwater while on a traditional rice boat cruising through the canals and lakes. Also, Kerala being the land of Ayurveda will give you an opportunity to rejuvenate yourself by experiencing a traditional Ayurvedic massage.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary. We will be happy to customize a travel plan for your specific preferences and number of days available. Please feel free to write us with your preferences and we will make a special programme exclusively for you.
10 Nights 11 Days
Arrive at New Delhi International Airport
Arrive Delhi International airport. Our representative shall meet you upon arrival for further transfer to your hotel.
If time permit, after relax at the hotel, start your tour of Delhi by visiting Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (Sikh Temple) in the centre of Delhi. A beautiful white building flanked with a golden dome has a pool (sarovar) inside the complex, is one of the main worship place for Sikhs.Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast in the hotel, proceed for a full day tour of Old & New Delhi visiting the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site Humayun’s Tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal, the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India completed in1658 by Shah Jahan the builder of Taj Mahal, rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of Nation. Later after lunch in your hotel or at a local restaurant, drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Edwin Lutyens including the India Gateand the President Hosue.Also visit 72.5 meters tall towering minaret of Qutab Minar, UNESCO World Heritage Site and tallest minaret in Asia. Overnight at hotel.
Drive from Delhi to Agra en-route visiting Akshardham Temple (225 Kms/06 Hours including en-route visits)
After breakfast, Drive to Agra en-route visiting Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, unique example of 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breath taking grandeur, beauty,wisdom and bliss. Arrive Agra and after check-in at your hotel,visit Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daullahor Baby Taj constructed in white marble is a jewellery box shaped building and is the first building constructed in white marble. Overnight at hotel.
Wake-up early to visit the most beautiful and architectural marvel in white marble – Taj Mahalat sunrisewhich is quite simply one of mankind’s most remarkable creations. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is often referred as Romance in White Marble. Return to hotel by Tonga (horse cart). Post breakfast,visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra Fortbuilt in 1565 AD and houses many fairy-tale palaces and royal pavilions. Visit a Rural Village near Agra and learn how life is dependent on agriculture and cattle. Experience the roti (Indian bread) making in the kitchen of a village house along with milking of buffalo by hand. The girls of the village will be happy to make a Rangoli (you can also learn it) to welcome you. Later in evening, watch Taj Mahal at sunset from Mehtab Bagh from opposite side of Taj Mahal. Mehtab Bagh was also one of the last eleven Mughal gardens. Overnight at hotel.
Drive from Agra Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri (260 KMS/08 HRS)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur with en-route stop at Fatehpur Sikri which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site the deserted red sandstone capital city built by Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. There are many architectural specimens in palace complex of Fatehpur Sikri. Also visit centuries old step well Chand Baori at small village of Abhaneri. Arrive Jaipur or Pink City and check-in at hotel. Later experience evening Puja in Birla Temple built in white marble at the base of Moti Dungri hill in Jaipur.Overnight at your hotel.
After breakfast at your hotel, drive to Amer Forton top of a hill at outskirts of Jaipur. This 16th century majestic fort was the capital of Rajputs till 1727 AD when the capital was shifted to Jaipur. Amer Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has many palaces with beautiful paintings, squares and terraces with balconies. Best way to reach to Amer Fort is on the back of an Elephant. Visit City Palace built in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh as residence for the royal family members. The palace complex today has several buildings, courtyards and museum. Exquisite carpets, bright Rajput weapons and delicate clothes, ornamented palanquins will remind you of the grandeur of this princely era of India. Adjoining to City Palace is Observatory Or Jantar Mantar which is the largest stone astronomical observatory in the world and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your visits in Jaipur city, you shall also be passing through Palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal constructed in 1799 with 953 small windows,called Jharokas, decorated by intricate lattice work (jali or screen). Walk through the colourful buzzing markets of Jaipur before attending a private Cooking Class in an old heveli where the ladies of the house will help you learn the recipes of Indian food. You will also enjoy the dinner cooked by you. Overnight at hotel.
Flight from Jaipur toCochin (4.5 hours) and drive to Kumarakom (2.0 Hours )
After breakfast, transfer toJaipur Airport for flight to Cochin. Upon arrival in Cochin and drive to Kumarakom, a small village in enchanting and beautiful destination in backwaters. A traditional boat will take you to your hotel on an island.Rest of the day free to explore your beautiful hotel on the shores of Vembanad Lake. Overnight at hotel.
Full day free to relax at your resort in backwater. Walk through the narrow canals or just take a fisherman boat to cruise through the canals amidst the massive coconut trees on the shores. Learn about butterflies from the in-house naturalist or just rejuvenate yourself with an authentic Ayurveda massage. In the evening, take a sunset cruise in Vembanad Lake,the biggest lake of Kerala. Overnight at hotel.
Kumarakom - Alleppey (House boat)-Cochin
After breakfast at your hotel, drive for about an hour to the paradise of backwaters, Alleppey to board on an air-condition house boat which is a modern transformation of traditional Kettuvalloms (rice boats). While the chef on-board cooks traditional Kerala food, cruise through various canals and observe the life in small villages on the shores of canals. Enjoying famous backwater froman air-condition house boat is a life time experience. Post lunch, disembark from house boat and drive for an hour to Cochin. Overnight at a hotel in Fort Cochin.
Spend the day in first European township in India-Fort Cochin. A walk through the streets on Fort Kochi will transport you to different time period of Arabs, Chinese and European who all occupied this. Visit Chinese Fishing Nets which are stationary lift nets are also called as Cheena Vala. Brought to Cochin by Chinese traveller Zheng about 500 years before, these fishing nets are the most scenic and photographed during sun rise and sun set. Also visit Mattancherry Palace or Dutch Palace built and gifted by the Portuguese as a present to the king of Cochin around 1555 AD. The Palace has portraits of Kings and Royal families of Kerala along with murals depicting stories from Hindu epics- Ramayana and Mahabharata.St. Francis Church Or Church of Vasco-Da-Gama in Fort Kochi is another historical site and is one of the oldest European churches in India was built in 1503 AD. Great Portuguese explorer Vasco-da-gama was originally buried here before his remains were taken to Lisbon.Jewish Synagogue or Paradesi Synagogue in Cochin is an active synagogue of Jewish community in India. This Jewish synagogue built in 1568 AD in Jew Town of Cochin attracts numerous visitors. You will be enthralled with the rare antiques on display including chandeliers & lamps and hand painted blue willow patterned tiles.Before your return, get amazed witnessing the process of make-up before the Katthakalidance performance where-in the artist with face painted in different colours brought stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata to spectators. Overnight at hotel.
Cochin –Home (Flight)
In time, transfer to Cochin International Airport for flight to home. Enjoy our hospitality at a VIP lounge at airport where you can have shower, beverages and food before you take a long flight to home.
|CITY||NIGHTS||LUXURY HOTELS||5* HOTELS|
|DELHI||02||The Leela Palace New Delhi OR||The Lalit New Delhi|
|AGRA||02||The OberoiAmarVilas||Trident Agra|
|JAIPUR||02||RAMBAGH PALACE JAIPUR OR||Trident Jaipur|
|KUMARAKOM||02||Coconut Lagoon||Back Water Ripples|
|ALLEPPY||Air-condition House Boat|
|COCHIN||02||Burnton Boat Yard||Eight Bastion|
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