Total Days including Arrival & Departure : 17 days
Tour Start Location : Delhi
Countries Covered : India
Tour End Location : Chennai
Day 1 : Arrival at Delhi Airport,Transfer to Hotel
Meet & Greet on arrival at Delhi Airport and You will be received by our representative at the airport, who will escort you to the hotel. Rest of the day is leisure for exploring the vibrant night life at Delhi.
Night Stay: Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi Sightseeing
After breakfast, We will take you on a sightseeing tour of Rajghat, JantarMantar, Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhawan and India Gate.
Night Stay: Delhi
Day 3 : Delhi to Agra Sightseeing (3 hrs
After breakfast, drive to another historical and romantic city - Agra. Enroute, visit Sikandara - the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar. On arrival check-in at the hotel.In the afternoon visit the world famous TajMahal - the most precious gift of love built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his loving wife Mumtaz and also visit the Marble inlay making factories to see traditional workers making amazing marble crafts.
Night Stay: Agra
Day 4 : Agra to Jaipur via FatehpurSikri (4 hrs)
After breakfast, visit Agra Fort & proceed to Jaipur, the pink city. Enroute, visit FatehpurSikri - once the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar, and also see the BulandDarwaza, the largest gateway in the world. On arrival at Jaipur, check-in at the hotel.
Night Stay: Jaipur
Day 5 : Jaipur Sightseeing
After breakfast, explore the city. Start with full day local sightseeing in Jaipur. Visit Amber Fort & Palace, "Gaitore" Cenetophs (Front View), take a photo stop at JalMahal, City Palace & Museum, JantarMantar (Observatory) & take a photo stop at HawaMahal. The evening is free for leisure.
Night Stay: Jaipur
Day 6 : Jaipur Airport (4hrs) to Cochin airport(3hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and travel to Delhi Airport. Take your flight tickets for the Cochin flight and on arrival at Cochin Airport our representative will receive you and escort you to the hotel. Check-in at hotel and spend the evening by visiting the attractions in Cochin which include Mattanchery Palace, St Francis Church and Jewish Synagogue.
Night Stay: Cochin
Day 7 : Cochin Sightseeing
After breakfast,get ready to explore the nature of Cochin. Main attractions of Cochin are natural harbour, cruise through the back waters. Relax in the afternoon, Spend the evening by enjoying the Kathakali Dance show in an auditorium before you get back to the hotel.
Night Stay: Cochin
Day 8 : Cochin to Houseboat
After breakfast, travel to a houseboat from Cochin. A houseboat cruise in these backwaters is a delightful experience. Enjoy evening in the sun deck.
Night Stay: Alleppey Houseboat
Day 9 : Cochin to Periyar (4 hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and get ready to travel to Periyar by car. After a morning drive through the scenic beauty on the way to Periyar, check-in at the hotel there and in the afternoon visit the wildlife sanctuary covering an area of 777 sq km.
Night Stay: Periyar
Day 10 : Periyar Sightseeing
After breakfast, visit the wonderful places of periyar. In Periyar, there is a 26 sq km artificial lake. It serves as natural habitat for wild boars, elephants and antelopes. Watch them on the banks of the river during a boat cruise.
Night Stay: Periyar
Day 11 : Periyar to Madurai (3hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and move to the flower town Madurai by car. Check-in at the hotel and in the afternoon visit Madurai Meenakshi Temple, Koodalazhagar temple, Sound and Light show in the evening at 17th century Nayaks palace.
Night Stay: Madurai
Day 12 : Madurai to Thanjavur (3hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Tanjore by car. Check-in at the hotel and in the afternoon visit the famous places in the area. Tanjore is known for its architecture and paintings. Visit Bog temple, Museum and Bronze gallery.
Night Stay: Tanjore
Day 13 : Thanjavur to Puducherry (3hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and travel to Pondicherry. Check-in at the hotel there and in the afternoon go to Paradise beach and spend time till evening.
Night Stay: Puducherry
Day 14 : Puducherry Sightseeing
Take your breakfast and then drive through the French colony (White town) and surrounding attractions. Visit Auroville, Aurobindo Ashram and Government Museum. Spend time in seaside promenade shopping and return back to hotel.
Night Stay: Puducherry
Day 15 : Puducherry to Mahabalipuram (2 hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and travel to Mahabalipuram by car. In the afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Shore Temple, Five Rathas.
Day 16 : Mahabalipuram Sightseeing
After breakfast, visit the places like Arjunas Penance, Tiger Cave and relax on the beach in the evening.
Day 17 : Mahabalipuram to Chennai (1.5hrs). Drop to Airport
After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive to Chennai Airport to board the flight to your onward destination.Tour ends
Night Stay: Chennai
Cochin, for centuries the hub of Indias spice and tea trade, Fort Cochin occupies the northern tip of a peninsula dividing the mouth of the Vembanad Lake from the Arabian Sea. Its low-rise, red-tiled skyline bears the imprint of its former colonial residents: Lusitanian chapels, Jewish synagogues, Dutch burghers houses, Armenian mansions, and British bungalows and godowns (warehouses) all survive in the Forts grid of narrow lanes the largest collection of early colonial buildings in Asia. Visitors can savour the atmosphere of bygone eras by staying in one of the beautiful heritage hotels that have opened around the waterfront.
The pride of Kerala and a testimony to natures splendour and human innovation, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the banks of the Periyar Lake – an artificial lake, at Thekkady. Here the high ranges of the Western Ghats are clothed in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savannah grasslands. Below this thick green canopy roam herds of elephants, sambars, tigers, gaurs, lion tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs.
The 'pink city' of Jaipur became named after Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who based the metropolis on November 18, 1727. Jaipur along with Delhi and Agra forms the India's Golden Triangle. that's the maximum popular traveler circuit in India. This capital of Rajasthan is also a gateway to different tourist locations like Ajmer, Pushkar, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Mount Abu inside the nation.
Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu is sited on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal.This capital city of Tamil Nadu is the 4th largest city of India and is also the leading commercial centre of South India.Chennai, being an important metropolitan city is very well-connected to all the major cities of India as well as with the countries overseas. And, it is also considered as the cultural hub of South India which is famous for its affluent heritage in classical dance, music, architecture, sculpture, crafts, etc.
One of South India’s great temple towns, Madurai is synonymous with the celebrated Meenakshi Temple. Situated on the banks of river Vaigai, Madurai has a rich cultural heritage passed on from the great Tamil era more than 2500 years old. Madurai was an important cultural and commercial centre even as early as 550 AD.Chennai may be the capital of Tamil Nadu, but Madurai claims its soul. Madurai is Tamil-born and Tamil-rooted, one of the oldest cities in India, a metropolis that traded with ancient Rome and was a great capital long before Chennai was even dreamed of.Tourists, Indian and foreign, come here for the celebrated Meenakshi Amman Temple, a dazzling maze-like structure ranking among India's greatest
A megacity whose fast pace and jarring contrasts are guaranteed to induce a degree of wide-eyed amazement, Indias capital is a compelling point of arrival. The vestiges of at least seven great urban centres rise cheek-by-jowl from the banks of the Yamuna River here, dating back more than 3,500 years.
Indias iconic Mughal tomb fully merits its reputation as the worlds most exquisite building. Agras heart-stopping centerpiece needs little introduction. Rising from the brown-ochre river banks on the southeast fringes of the city like a vision of heaven, the Taj Mahal is the worlds most ethereal building, and the ultimate monument to romantic love. Having admired the white-marble masterpiece in different lights, venture further north to see the tomb as it would have looked to its creator, the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, whiling away his last years incarcerated in the gilded apartments of Agra Fort.
A house boat is about 67 feet in length and has a width of around 13 feet in the middle. The materials that go into the making are all local and Eco friendly bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc. The main wood used is Anjili. The house boats have fully furnished single and double rooms with sundeck, private balcony with comfortable chairs, kitchen and toilet with WC.
Tanjore is a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.It is an important center of South Indian religion, art, and architecture. Most of the great living Chola temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Monument, are located in and around Thanjavur. The most popular among those are Brihadeswara Temple which is located in the centre of the city.Thanjavur is also famous for its local paintings.There are many places, structures and ancient establishments developed with Vedic engineering that are considered mysterious.The Tanjore big temple contains more than 100 underground passages to various places.
A welcome respite from the citys frenzied streets is the exquisite tomb of Akbar, on the northern outskirts, which rises from parkland grazed by gazelles and black-faced langur monkeys – like a picture from a Mughal miniature. The ghostly ruins of the palace complex the great Mughal emperor built, after his conquest of Gujarat, on a ridge 28 miles (45 km) southwest at Fatehpur Sikri is Agras other obligatory day trip.
|City||Premium||Luxury||Once In A Life Time|
|Cochin||P J Prices Regency||The Taj Gateway hotel||Luxury Hotel|
|Periyar||The Mountain Courtyard (4 Star)||Green Woods Nature Resorts (5 Star)||Luxury Hotel|
|Jaipur||Umaid Bhawan - A Heritage Style Boutique Hotel||Ramada Jaipur||Ramada Jaipur|
|Chennai||The Residency Tower (4 Star)||GRT Grand Chennai (5 Star)||Luxury Hotel|
|Madurai||Fortune Pandiyan||Heritage Madurai||Luxury Hotel|
|Delhi||Fortune Park Boulevard||Holiday Inn New Delhi Mayur Vihar||Luxury Hotel|
|Agra||Four Point by Sheraton||Courtyard Marriott Agra||Luxury Hotel|
|Alleppey Houseboat||Allappey Houseboat||Allappey Houseboat||Allappey Houseboat|
|Tanjore||Lakshmi Hotel||Sangam Hotel Tanjore||Luxury Hotel|