Duration : 14 Nights/ 15 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Cochin - Munnar - Cardamom Hills - Periyar - Kumarakom - Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Trivandrum – Delhi.
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
Upon your arrival at Delhi International airport an assisted transfer to your pre-booked Hotel will be arranged. The representative of Max Holidays will ensure your comfort and convenience. Night stay at the hotel.
Day 2 : Delhi Sightseeing
After breakfast be ready for the treasures ahead which includes a sightseeing tour of the Delhi – the capital city of India. Delhi houses a number of historical and architectural monuments which reflects its glorious pasts. Delhi has a list of such monuments like Qutub Minar, Humayun tomb, Birla temple, Red Fort, India Gate and many more. Visit some attractive government buildings like the Rashtrapati Bhavan & Parliament House. Explore Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk to have an idea of Indian Culture and Tradition. Evening enjoy the light and sound show at Red Fort. Overnight stay will be at hotel in Delhi.
Day 3 : Delhi to Jaipur (256 kms, 5 hrs drive).
In the morning you will be picked up from the hotel and driven to Jaipur which is the capital of Rajasthan popularly known as the “Pink City” due to the pink colored walls of markets, old houses and monuments. On arrival at Jaipur check in at hotel. After checking in, you can spend rest of the time at leisure in the hotel. Evening enjoy Rajasthani folk dance show followed by Dinner in a city restaurant or optionally you can choose to visit the ethnic village restaurant Chokhi Dhani which lies around 10 kms from the Jaipur city. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Jaipur.
Day 4 : Jaipur sightseeing
After early breakfast at hotel take an excursion to the classical monument of Amer fort which is situated on the top of Aravali hills overlooking the Jaipur city. The construction of this fort was started by Maharaja Man Singh I in 1592, and was completed by his descendent Maharaja Jai Singh I. The fort depicts a view of Mughal and Hindu style from inside. Afternoon proceed for the sightseeing tour of Jaipur city and visit City Palace – An example of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture which presents a mesmerizing view of the palace, Jantar Mantar- This is the largest functional stone observatory, Hawa Mahal- The palace has 953 niches and windows. Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5 : Jaipur to Agra (223 Kms / 5.5 Hrs drive) enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri
After early morning breakfast take a drive towards the Taj city – Agra. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri – popularly known as the ghost city. It has beautiful, eye catching buildings that speaks the magical and hypnotic words to attract you towards each and every corner. The town of Fatehpur Sikri was initially the capital of the Mughal Empire in India before being abandoned due to lack of water. Later proceed to Agra and check in at Hotel. Relaxed time and night stay at your hotel in Agra.
Day 6 : Agra Sightseeing
During the sunrise, be ready to explore the most beautiful monument Taj Mahal. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal, was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1631 AD for his beloved wife and was completed in 1651 AD. The symbol of Love stands with all its glory on the bank of river Jamuna and it attracts maximum number of visitors every year. After breakfast in the hotel visit the Agra Fort - The original red sandstone fort was built by Akbar in 1565. Also visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb – a great architecture built by Noor Jahan in memory of her father in 1628. Evening free for shopping or relaxation in the hotel. Overnight stay will be at hotel.
Day 7 : Agra to Delhi (204 kms / 4 hrs drive) & Delhi – Cochin (by flight)
In the morning after breakfast drive back to Delhi. On arrival Delhi you will be directly transferred to Delhi airport to board a flight to Cochin, Kerala. On arrival at Cochin airport, transfer to the hotel. Evening free to explore the local natural beauty of Cochin and also free time to get friendly with the local people. Have a sound sleep for whole of the night at hotel in Cochin.
Day 08 : Cochin to Munnar (140 Kms / 4 Hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast, enjoy the sightseeing tour of Cochin - Kerala's commercial centre, which houses a fine natural harbour. Cochin (Kochi) is famous for the Mattanchery Palace, St. Francis Church, Wellington Island, Bolghatty Island, Chinese Fishing nets and Jewish Synagogue. After this city tour of Cochin head towards the next panoramic city – Munnar. On arrival Munnar check into your reserved hotel. Largely blanketed with tea plantations, the little hill resort of Munnar is blessed with breathtaking natural scenic beauty. Situated at an altitude of 1525 m, the atmosphere here best suits your body to get relaxed from the hustle and bustle of normal city life. Tea and cardamom plantations attract the most once you are in Munnar. Munnar has high mountain ranges, lakes, streams and magnificent view of Tea garden to pleased its visitors. Night stay at the hotel in Munnar.
Day 09 : Munnar to Periyar (120 Kms / 4 Hrs drive)
Have a hearty breakfast at hotel in Munnar and then drive to Periyar National Park. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Periyar Wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of about 777 sq km and it has about 35 tigers and leopards. Still sighting a tiger in Periyar is a rare occurrence, but not impossible obviously. The park encompasses a 26 sq km artificial lake and is the home of sambars, wild boars, elephants and antelopes, which can be occasionally seen on the banks of the lake during a boat cruise. Periyar, otherwise, blessed by nature has enormous tea, coffee, pepper and cardamom plantations and has lush green hills. Afternoon you can enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Periyar to view the wildlife activities. Overnight at the hotel in Periyar.
Day 10 : Periyar to Kumarakom (130 Kms / 4 Hrs drive)
This morning head to the motherland of the beautiful backwater of Kerala, known as Kumarakom. Drive to Kumarakom via Kottayam which lies 96 kms from Cochin. It abodes many churches and famous for rubber plantation. Kottayam is just 16 kms away from Kumarakom and Vembanad Lake. Backwater activity, rubber, tea, coffee, pepper and cardamom plantation are some of the attracting features of Kumarakom. Enjoy ferry on arrival. Rest of the day free to relax and enjoy the beautiful destination. Overnight stay will be at hotel.
Day 11 : Houseboat.
After breakfast enjoy being on the most famous Kerala Houseboat, popularly known as 'Kettuvalam', for a journey to the beautiful and scenic backwater of Kerala. Enjoy the memorable dinner under the million stars, while traveling through the backwaters in your houseboat. Overnight stay will be at Houseboat.
Day 12 : Kumarakom to Kovalam (220 Kms / 5 Hrs drive)..
Early morning wake up in the green and natural surrounding of Kerala with the soothing chirping sound of birds and the light heat of rising sun. In this breath taking view have a relaxed breakfast and enjoy the cruise. Disembark the Houseboat at Kumarakom and drive to the beautiful beach destination of Kovalam (World famous for its sun kissed white sand beaches). Overnight stay at your resort in Kovalam.
Day 13 : Kovalam
Day free to enjoy, relax and rejuvenate yourself with 3S (Sea, Sand and Sun). Overnight in Kovalam.
Day 14 : Excursion to Kanyakumari
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Today enjoy a full day excursion tour to Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari is the tri-junction point in Southern India where the water of the Arabian Sea, The Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet. Apart from this, it is also an important pilgrimage centre of India famous for its beautiful temples like Amman Temples - a symbol of unity and sanctity, dedicated to the virgin Goddess. At Kanyakumari visit the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial, dedicated to Indian Saint Vivekananda then visit memorial of Thiruvalluvar, a Tamil saint who had written the Thirukkural, containing 1330 verses for a better living for every human. Evening drive back to Kovalam for night stay at your resort in Kovalam.
Day 15 : Kovalam – Trivandrum (15 Kms / 15 mins.) & Trivandrum – Delhi (by flight)
Morning drive down to Trivandrum - the capital of Kerala, built over seven forested hills. On arrival Trivandrum, have a sightseeing tour starting with the Padmanabhaswamy Temple - The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, cover other places of interest in Trivandrum like The Napier Museum of Arts and Crafts completed in 1880, Sri Chitra Art Gallery which houses splendid collection. Later transfer to the airport to board the flight to Delhi. Assistance on arrival and transfer to international airport for your onward flight for home / next destination..
Basic Inclusions of the package :
- Assisted transfers from airport to hotel and back
- Accommodation in hotels (as per the category selected)
- Daily Breakfast Buffet
- City tour + Drives by private car
- An English / Language speaking well mannered guide during sightseeing trips
- All currently applicable taxes
- Any meal unless mentioned above, personal expenses like telephone /laundry bills etc.
- Entrance fees and still camera or video camera charges at various monuments and museums.
- Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides, and bellboys at hotels
- Departure taxes or Visa handling fees (A Visa is required to visit India)
- Any International Air fare, Airports tax and travel insurance etc. and other services not specified above.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.
» All prices quoted per person in INR. on twin sharing basis. Rates subject to change without notice Rates are applicable for a minimum of two (2) persons travelling at one time.
» Rates are applicable for Indian market only.