Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi - Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty - Cochin Alleppey - Kumarakom - Cochin - Delhi
Duration: 12 Nights 13 Days
☛On arrival at Delhi international Airport you will be welcomed by our representative then transfer to the hotel where we hold the room on ready occupancy basis. Overnight stay in Delhi.
☛ After breakfast take sightseeing tour of historic city visiting Old Delhi: the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandani Chowk, Later New Delhi to include Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple , Qutub Minar , built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; in the evening you can visit to see light an sound show at Red fort. Return to the hotel for overnight at the hotel.
☛ After breakfast depart for Agra by road, en route visit Sikandra-the tomb of Mughal emperor Akbar. On arrival check in to the hotel, after rest witness incomparable Taj Mahal with its' speculative view. Taj Mahal, the architectural modern day wonder of the world; this monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Taj, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. The tour continues with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort, which lies, across the river Jamuna. Later visit the Pearl Mosque and the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. In the evening visit inlay Handicraft market of Agra, over night stay in the hotel.
☛ Early morning, optionally you can visit again to see the Taj in the Sunrise, a breath taking view of the historical monuments. After breakfast checkout and drive to Jaipur, enroute sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri the city built by Mughal Emperor Akbar, visit Bulund Darwaza, Jama Masjid, and Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti; continue to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival in Jaipur transfer to hotel, Later in the evening visit to Birla Temple, speculator marble temple, glitters in the in the night, later at the time of dinner visit to Chokhi Dhani - an ethnic 5 star resort serving Rajasthani & Continental cuisine with live music, astrology, games, folk dances and music, puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village. Return to the hotel for overnight.
☛ Today after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, enjoy the experience of ride on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum. Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen, all monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex of Jaipur. Later late afternoon is kept free to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs. One can also visit Nahargarh Fort to see it illuminated over the floodlights. Return to the hotel for overnight.
☛ After breakfast optionally you can take excursion tour early in the morning at Samode Palace for to visit magnificent Fort and have camel/camel cart ride. Later drive to Delhi. On arrival transfer to the airport to board the schedule flight for Bangalore depart Delhi at 1740 hours and arrival 2015 hours. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at Bangalore.
☛ After breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Bangalore city, visiting the Cubbon Park spread over 100 acres, and having a variety of flora. Later visit the Maharaja's Palace, the Indian Institute of Science, the Public Library, the State Government Museum, and Vidhana Soudha, an imposing structure in granite built in the Dravidian style. See the Bull Temple and visit the Mysore Arts and Craft Centre. Overnight at the hotel.
☛ Morning after breakfast checkout and drive to Mysore. On arrival transfer to the hotel. After rest take a sight seeing tour visiting Maharaja Palace built in 1911-1912. The Palace is harmonious syntheses of the Hindu and saracenic style of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures, which are magnificent. St. Philomena's cathedral, folklore museum, Brindavan gardens & spectacular musical fountains & Government Buildings, Later drive up to Chamundi Hill to see Chamundeshwari temple and a panoramic view of Mysore. On your way back, see the Nandi Bull. Return to the hotel for overnight at Mysore.
☛ After breakfast checkout and drive to Ooty, en route optionally you can visit Bandipur & Mudumalai Sanctuaries, on arrival transfer to the hotel. After relaxation, enjoy the beauty of this hill station. Ooty is known as the 'Queen of Hill Stations'. Ooty is snugly ensconced in the heart of the Nilgiris. Dotted with undulating hills, sparkling waterfalls, gurgling brooks and lush green tea gardens. Visiting Lake and Botanical Gardens return to the hotel for overnight at Ooty.
☛ Early morning drive to Cochin. Arrival at Cochin at early noon. Transfer to the hotel. After rest and lunch take a half-day sightseeing tour of Cochin, visiting the Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese. The Chinese fishing nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese traders. In the evening you can enjoy Kathakali dance. Overnight at the hotel.
☛ After breakfast checkout and drive for Alleppey, on arrival embark at the houseboat. The day for the journey of backwaters in the boat, through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters of Alleppey by regattas (snake boats) for which Kerala is very famous, while sailing enjoy palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals are panoramic sights one can never forget. The Chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of our past trade links, are also found on the way. Flocks of duck swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures reflecting the charm of this tourist land, you also enjoy fishing from the houseboats, evening enjoy sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats, moving towards Kumarakom. The Houseboats have generated electricity; sitting cum dinning area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a Chef, and Srank (Driver). Overnight at the houseboat.
☛ After breakfast checkout then drive to Cochin airport to board the flight no. 9W 406 depart at 0830 hours. Arrival at Delhi at 12.55 hours. Assistance on the airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure and individual activities. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
☛ Today morning after breakfast day is free for shopping and relaxation. Later transfer to the International airport to board the flight for hometown. On departure the tour concludes with happy memories.
The tour package will be inclusive of: hotel accommodation, air-conditioned car with English speaking driver (24 hours at disposal) for all transfers, sightseeing, intercity travel, and guide at the time of sightseeing, meals as per hotel package.