Duration: 20 Nights / 21Days
Destinations covered: – Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – Bangalore – Mysore – Ooty – Cochin – Munnar – Periyar – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Kovalam – Trivandrum
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Welcome to the modern capital city of India Delhi. On arrival at International airport you are welcomed with the fragrance of flower by our tour representative form there you will be transferred to Hotel.
Delhi, the land of ‘Dilwalas’ or for people with heart, formally known as Indraprastha the capital of the Pandava princes, a great combination of Old and New Delhi, where every moment becomes a moment of history. Delhi is blessed with beautiful ancient monuments, magnificent museums, a lively performing-arts scene and some of the subcontinent’s yummiest places to eat. Delhi blends within its folds the great cultural variety of India. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing tour of Delhi start form the UNESCO World heritage site Red Fort built by the Mughal Emperor and the largest mosque of the country Jama Masjid, Rajghat a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Qutub Minar the tower of victory and the tallest stone tower in India.
After lunch visits Indian Gate designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in memory of the Indian soldiers who laid their lives in the 1971 war with Pakistan and Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India and Lakshmi Narayan Mandir. In the evening explore the colourful shopping bazaar of Chandni Chowk.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03: Delhi – Agra (201 kms – 4 hours drive by road)
This morning after breakfast derive to romantic city of India, Agra by road. On arrival at Agra check in hotel.
Agra- the heritage city of India picturesquely nestled on the banks of the river Yamuna founded by founded by Raja Badal Singh in 1475. It used to be the capital of the Mughal Emperors Who converts their love of architecture into beautiful monuments which is famous all over the world and declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Agra is famous for its beautiful handicraft made of marble and soft stone work such as jewellery and embroidery work.
Afternoon proceed to visit Agra Fort built in red sandstone by Akbar includes some beautiful monuments inside the Agra Fort are Khas Mahal, Jehangiri Mahal, Musamman Burj, Moti Masjid, Sheesh Mahal, and Nagina Masjid. In the evening visit the greatest monument of love in the Taj Mahal built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the loving memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal or Crown of the Palace and also sees the splendid view of the sunset at the Taj Mahal.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur (235 kms-6 hours drive by road)
After breakfast at hotel drive to Jaipur. En-route visits the city of victory Fatehpur Sikri famous for its spiritual atmosphere and world heritage monuments. This beautiful ghost town is imagination of Mugal Emperor Akbar in 1569 famous for its some wonderful monuments like Salim Chisti’s tomb, the Diwan- i-Aam, the Diwan- i- Khas and the Buland Darwaza.
Later continue your drive to the royal capital of Rajisthan Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free. In the evening you can visit Raj Mandir cinema hall famous for its beautiful interiors. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Jaipur- Famous for its majestic buildings, which displays unique architectural grandeur established in the year 1727 by Jai Singh II.Jaipur is the first planed city developed according to ‘Vastu Shastra’, popularly known as the pink city because most of the buildings was painted pink when Prince Albert visited India in 1883 A.D.Jaipur is famous for its rich & colorful past, majestic with stories of courage & bravery; it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India.
Day 05: Jaipur
This morning after breakfast ready for the sightseeing tour of Pink City with an excursion to massive Amber Fort, you can reach there on the back of an elephant which is an exhilarating experience in itself. Afternoon visits City Palace famous for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, Jantar Mantar one of the largest observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh, The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds and The Jal Mahal or “Water Palace”, in the middle of the Mansagar Lake you can reach there by boat. In the evening take a cycle rickshaw ride to explore the colourful market of Jaipur city filled with Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06: Jaipur-Bangalore (1985 kms 4.5 hours by Air)
After breakfast derive to Jaipur airport to catch flight for Bangalore, the “India’s Silicon Valley” and the capital of Karnataka, Bangalore or Bengaluru, is also known as the garden city of India because of its greenery and famous for its pleasant weather all round year. It is the gateway to India blessed with architectural landmarks, shopping malls, gardens & parks, natural lakes, business opportunities, the best restaurants and pubs. This fascinating city was designed by Kempe Gowda in the year 1537, having historical forts and palaces.
On arrival at Bangalore check in hotel. Evening leisure for shopping in the colorful market of Bangalore
Day 07: Bangalore
After breakfast ready for the sightseeing tour of Bangalore visiting The Lal bagh botanical gardens, The Bull temple and The Vidhan Sudha, Ulsoor Lake with a boat club. The Fort and Tipu Sultan’s Palace, a two-storied ornate wooden structure with pillars, arches and balconies flanked by gardens. Cave temple, known for its four monolithic pillars and rare idol of Agni, the God of fire. Gandhi Bhavan. ISKCON Temple Complex, one of the most beautiful buildings one can ever see. In the evening time you are free to explore commercial section of city.
Enjoy the delicious meal and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Bangalore-Mysore (139 kms 3 hours drive by road)
After having your breakfast at hotel, depart for the second-largest city in the state of Karnataka, Mysore by road, which is Located at the base of Chamundi Hills.
Mysore is famous for its fragrant sandalwood and rich silks, and also admired by the tourists for its magnificent palaces, scenic gardens, quaint charm, rich heritage, imposing buildings, broad shady avenues and sacred temples. The city has a legendary past, earliyer Mysore was also known as Mahishur as the Goddess Chamundeshwari of Chamundi killed the buffalo-headed giant, Mahishasura. On arrival at Mysore you are transfer to hotel.
In the afternoon, ready to take a sightseeing tour of the city, visit to Maharaja Palace famous for its beautiful structure in the Indo-Saracenic Style and fabulous gold throne also visit Chamundi Hill. In the evening enjoys the dancing fountains at the sound of music in Brindavan Garden adjoining the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam which is built across the river Kaveri. Dinner and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Mysore Sightseeing /Ooty (155 kms 3.5 hours drive by road)
After breakfast proceed for half day tour of the ‘City Of Palaces ‘Mysore. Visit The Mysore Palace, Once the residence of the royal family of the Wodayars. Datta Peetham, a religious and spiritual dwelling of Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda. The Karanji Lake, located at the foot hills of the Chamundi Mountains and Mysore Zoo or Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens is home to a wide range of species. In the late afternoon road drive to Ooty.
Ooty picturesquely situated top of the hills at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level known as the “Queen of hill stations”. This beautiful city is popularly known as the capital of Nilgiri means “Blue Mountains” blessed with green hills, resplendent brooks and cascading waterfalls. Ooty is the breathtaking tourist destination, used to be the summer and weekend getaway for the Britishers. The most interesting things to do in Ooty is a journey in “Toy Train” painted with blue & cream colour with steam engine, connect Ooty to mettupalayam which provides you eye-caching view of mountain hills. On arrival check in hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10: Ooty
After breakfast ready to explore the breathtaking beauty of Ooty with Botanical Garden a wonderful place for taking a walk among the greenery, Ooty Lake is an ideal place for boating, fishing and picnics, Dodabetta Peak the highest peak in Tamil Nadu and the best vantage point in Ooty with an altitude of 2623 meters also Lamb’s rock which offers stupendous views of the Coimbatore plains and the tea estates.
Afternoon visit Madumalai wildlife sanctuary a home to some of the rarest animals like tigers, leopards, sambhar, barking deer and flying squirrel, Kotagiri it is the center of tea gardens and is known for its tranquil beauty and also visit the beautiful Kalhatty waterfalls about 100 feet high and ideal for trekking. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 11: Ooty-Cochin (281 kms 5.5 hours drive by road)
This morning after breakfast derive to Cochin known as the Gateway to Kerala picturesquely situated on the south-west cost of the Indian peninsula. Kochi is the heart as well as prosperous and the breathtaking picturesque state of Kerala, known as the ‘Queen of Arabian Sea’. This fascinating town is filled with coconut trees, magnificent backwaters, bygone churches, Portuguese artistic and British monuments etc, also referred as the ‘God’s Own Country’ for its strategic importance over the centuries. On arrival check in hotel. In the evening take a walk along the historic colonial streets of Fort Cochin. Watch a Kathakali Show, a traditional art performance of Kerala.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12: Cochin
After breakfast proceeds for a guided tour of Fort Cochin and the Jew Street in Mattancherry. Visit the synagogue, century’s old churches and palaces, colonial buildings, Chinese fishing net etc. Spend your evening on the nearby Fort Cochin beach or ferryacross to Cherai Beach which is half an hour away. Come back to the hotel or visit Ernakulam city for souvenir and other shopping on Mahatma Gandhi Road. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13: Cochin – Munnar (140 Kms, 4 hours drive by road)
Today after breakfast transfer to Munnar. The entire route filled with the endless tea plantations looks like a green carpet spread over 100’s of kilometers, Rubber, lush green valleys, magnificent mountains, Pepper cardamom and the scenic beauty of evergreen forests. On arrival at Munnar transfer to your hotel.
Munnar- is the most beautiful tourist paradise and the splendid pearl of Kerala situated at the merging point of 3 mountain streams – Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Munner is a haven of peace and tranquility and a beautiful hill station set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district. Munnar is used to be the summer place of the erstwhile British Government in South India. This fascinating city is blessed with extensive wide area of tea plantations, waterfalls, rivulets, natural beauty and exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14: Munnar
After breakfast start for a full day sightseeing of Munnar watch beautiful mist kissing romantic green meadows- mind-blowing hills sleeping under green carpet (Tea Gardens) visit Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Echo Point, Kundala Lake, Blossom Garden, Rajamalai, Eravikulam Wildlife sanctuary & Tea Plantation. Dinner and Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 15: Munnar – Thekkady (120 kms, 4 hours drive by road)
This morning after breakfast check out from hotel and ready to transfer for Thekkady, one of the picturesque journey of south India filled with cloudy mountains, spice plantations and open grasslands lined with spectacular waterfalls. On arrival at Thekkady Check in Hotel.
Thekkady – the fabulous wildlife Sanctuary, which is a veritable paradise for all wildlife lovers. It is one of the world’s most fascinating wild life reserves, spread across 777 sq km. The sanctuary is a treasure of flora and fauna with a wide range of animals including tiger, elephants, leopards, deer, the elusive Nilgiri tahr, and hundred species of birds. Afternoon proceeds to visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Spice Plantation and mullaperiyar dam also enjoy boating at Periyar Lake and the breathtaking view of wildlife animal in their natural habitation. Return to your hotel for delicious meal and Overnight stay.
Day 16: Thekkady – Kumarakom (145 kms, 4 hours drive by road)
Morning after breakfast derive to Kumarakom, a breathtaking small village surrounded by serene palm-fringed backwaters of Kerala spread over 900 sq. km. Kumarakom a haven in Kerala is picturesquely situated in the hills and on the Western bank of Vembanad Lake. It is blessed with coconut trees, never ending paddy fields, windings lagoons, backwaters and a home to many rare varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world. On arrival at Kumarakom check in resort.
Afternoon visits the scenic beauty of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom Beach and in the evening join sunset cruise or enjoy the romantic beauty of Vembanadu Lake. Overnight stay at the resort.
Day 17: Kumarakom (Houseboat)
This morning after breakfast at resort. Morning is free at resort or you can join the Yoga and Meditation classes. Afternoon check in at houseboat where you can hear the soothing sound of water rippling alongside your houseboat and which will give you the completely relaxed as you enter a world of serenity and natural beauty in Kerala. Through the Kerala backwaters you can see the magnificent view of the green countryside, swaying palm trees, endless rice fields. Enjoy your on the sundeck away from polluted cities and maddening crowd with Tea/Coffee with snacks. Dinner and overnight stay on House Boat.
Day 18: Kumarakom-Alleppey (38 kms, 40 minutes drive by road)
Today morning after breakfast derive to Alleppey or Alappuzha a pleasant market town means the fabulous land between the sea and a network of rivers, referred as the Venice of the East by Lord Curzon. It is a city of great natural beauty with its vast network of flowing rivers, lagoons and fresh water lakes, picturesque canals, backwaters and white sand beaches, a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the sea and sun.
On arrival check into the Kerala houseboat after lunch proceed for a Cruise through the Backwaters and enjoy the beauty of Paddy fields, explore scenic beauty of the Vembanad Lake, an attractive picnic spot and Alappuzha beach. In the evening enjoy a relaxing Ayurvedic massage. Dinner and overnight stay at Houseboat.
Day 19: Alleppey-Kovalam (158 kms 3.5 hours drive by road)
After breakfast start for Kovalam, a beach town breathtakingly nestled by the Arabian Sea. It is a dreamland for visitors blessed with an endless sight of coconut trees, beaches, backwaters and Lakes. Azure water and favorable climate make Kovalam a favorite year-round spot for swimming. Kovalam beach is known as the “Paradise of the South” where you can enjoy surfing and swimming which captures the soul of Kerala. Check-in at hotel at Kovalam. The rest of the day is kept for leisure at the Kovalam Beach.
In the evening enjoy the cool breeze, wet sand and gently lapping waves, with golden skies reflecting the beautiful sunset with different colors in the sun and sky, which shows the new master piece art works in the sky at Kovalam Beach.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 20: Kovalam – Trivandrum (16 Kms, 20 mins drive by road)
After breakfast start for Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram the capital city of Kerala picturesquely nestled at the South Western tip of India with full of wooded highlands & scenic views makes it an ideal tourist paradise for nature & adventure lovers. Trivandrum blessed with numerous famous heritage sites, sandy beaches, long stretches of palm fringed shorelines, breezy backwaters for which India is famous for around the world. On arrival check in hotel.
In the afternoon visit Museum Complex, Padmanabha Swami Temple, The Padmanabhapuram Palace, Sree Chitbra Art Gallery, Veli Tourist village and Shanghumugham beach etc. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 21: Trivandrum
After breakfast drive to International airport to board flight for destination ahead with sweet memories of Kerala.