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
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Night Stay: Periyar
Day 10 :
Night Stay: Periyar
Day 11 :
Night Stay: Madurai
Day 12 :
Night Stay: Tanjore
Day 13 :
Night Stay: Puducherry
Day 14 :
Night Stay: Mahabalipuram
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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.
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
Mahabalipuram is situated about 60 odd kilometers from Chennai,Tamil Nadu.Mahabalipuram was a sea-port during the time of Periplus (1st century AD) and Ptolemy (AD 140).The monuments at Mahabalipuram got the status of UNESCO’S World Heritage Site in 1984.The Shore Temples at Mahabalipuram is the only surviving temple of a set of seven such temples. The other temples are assumed to have submerged in the ocean.Truly a masterpiece, this site never fails to impress people.
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. All this is blended with the excellent functions of a current city including a metro machine, bustling markets and excellent ingesting locations. The beyond and the present meld seamlessly together, making centuries-old monuments a part of the town’s daily existence. Delhi is very a lot a history’s baby. The tale of the city is as antique because the epic Mahabharata, when the city became known as Indraprastha, where Pandavas used to live.
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 float in a "Kettuvallam" (Houseboat) via the spell binding backwaters of Alleppey is positive to rob your heart. Palm fringed slender canals winding through the huge expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets coated up alongside bothaspects of the canals are panoramic points of interest you could by no means overlook. 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||The Taj Gateway hotel|
|Periyar||The Mountain Courtyard (4 Star)||Green Woods Nature Resorts (5 Star)||Green Woods Nature Resorts (5 Star)|
|Jaipur||Umaid Bhawan - A Heritage Style Boutique Hotel||Ramada Jaipur||Ramada Jaipur|
|Madurai||Fortune Pandiyan||Heritage Madurai||Luxury Hotel|
|Mahabalipuram||TGI Landmark Pallavaa||Golden Bay Resorts||Chariot Beach Resort|
|Delhi||Fortune Park Boulevard||Holiday Inn New Delhi Mayur Vihar||Holiday Inn New Delhi Mayur Vihar|
|Agra||Four Point by Sheraton||Courtyard Marriott Agra||Courtyard Marriott Agra|
|Alleppey Houseboat||Premium Houseboat||Luxury Houseboat||Top Luxury Houseboat|
|Tanjore||Lakshmi Hotel||Sangam Hotel Tanjore||Sangam Hotel Tanjore|
|Puducherry||Promenade Hotel Pondicherry||Windflower Beach Resort||Le Pondy Beach Resort|