Destination: Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi – Trivandrum – Kovalam – Cochin – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Trivandrum
Welcome and The very first day will begin with your arrival at Delhi airport. You will be pickup, and transferred to hotel, after rest If time allow proceed to Delhi Sightseeing to visiting Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana – the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort,
Afternoon visit Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Also drive past President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Chandni Chowk. Also enjoy rickshaw ride in busy bazaar of Chandni Chowk.(Depend on time permit) Overnight stay in hotel Delhi.
After breakfast Delhi remaining sightseeing and after that straight drive to Jaipur, On arrival, check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is at discretion.
During the day you may walk through many interesting lanes of Jaipur, which are full of shops of artisans, temples and traditional houses. Stay overnight in Jaipur hotel.
After leisure breakfast excursion to Amer Fort. Set in a picturesque location; the palace complex has some very interesting apartments. [Elephant Ride at Amer Fort will be optional] Enjoy afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur city which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh, Visit the Maharaja’s City Palace, the home of the erstwhile royal family, the Observatory, Ram Niwas Gardens, Hawa Mahal or the Palace of winds, Albert Hall Museum, and drive past the old part of Jaipur city. Then after proceed to visit Galta Ji [Monkey Temple, Birla Temple, Stay overnight at Jaipur hotel.
After breakfast drive to Agra En-route visit Chandbaori – Abhaneri “Stepwell” and Fatehpur Sikri, After visit continued drive, Arrival Agra and check in to hotel Leisure and Rest at hotels. Overnight stay at Agra hotel.
Early morning you will visit The Taj Mahal with sunrise. The Taj Mahal an astonishing 17th century marble tomb constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Return to your hotel have breakfast and relax.
Later during the day visit Agra fort shah burj containing the halls of private & public audiences & other palaces. Shah Jahan spent here years of confinement at the hands of his son Aurangzeb, looking wistfully at the Taj Mahal from the Fort.
After visit drive to Delhi, on arrival check into hotel rest at hotel, night stay at hotels.
Morning after breakfast, on time transferred to Airport to board flight to Trivandrum,
On arrival in Trivandrum airport. After welcome you will be pickup and transfer to your Kovalam hotel. Stay overnight at your beach resort.
Day at your own discretion. Stay overnight at your beach resort.
Morning early breakfast at hotel, after that drive to Cochin, on arrival cochin and transferred to hotel, after that take a short sightseeing tour of Fort Kochi area which would include your visit to Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis church, Santa Cruz Basilica and Chinese fishing nets (Depend on time permit). Close-by to the Chinese Fishing Nets, the local fishermen put a fish market where the purpose remains to sell all the stock they have so that they do not need to carry anything back home. It’s a very interesting market as it has almost all variety of sea food available and that too at a throw-away price. Interestingly, you can select any fish or any other sea food here and may ask them to prepare it fresh, right in front of your eyes and can relish it right there & then. Believe me, it’s an experience in itself.
Stay overnight in Cochin hotel.
Morning check out from your hotel and drive further to Kumarakom. En route enjoy an Elephant ride cum spice plantations tour where a detailed demonstration about the cultivation of some of the exotic spices of the world will be given to you.
Drive further through beautiful spice and rubber plantations and reach Kumarakom- an island with a beautiful bird-sanctuary and extremely serene atmosphere. On arrival check in at your hotel, later half of the day will be kept free.
Kumarakom is located on the banks of the Vembanad Lakein the Kuttanad region and renowned for its natural beauty. It is an ideal base to experience the famous Kerala backwaters, replete with meandering lagoons, coconut trees, endless rows of paddy fields interspersed by waterways and canals.
During the day, you may rejuvenate your body and mind by the Ayurvedic treatments at the hotel (on direct payment basis).
Morning breakfast in hotel, check out and later drive to board the houseboat, on arrival, you will be welcomed and served with the welcome drink in a nice Indian tradition before boarding the houseboat. Embark in your exclusive Houseboat with fully furnished bedroom, attached bathroom, living room, etc. You will have your exclusive chef who will prepare tasty meals and seafood for you.
Your houseboat trip makes you experience this very unique thing. While sitting on the deck of your houseboat or while sitting in the spacious open sit-out area, outside your bedroom, you can see the people starting their day. Among the many interesting things which you can see in the day long journey, few which I am sure would catch your attention are:
Houseboat trip is the perfect way to experience the backwater lifestyle of Kerala. Your journey in the beautiful backwaters of Kerala is the only way to explore what otherwise seems more like a poet’s version. During the day, you will be served delicious meals prepared by your chef and his assistants.
For the whole day you will be moving over the backwater canals witnessing every aspect of backwater lifestyle in a leisurely manner. You have the discretion to ask your boat to be moored at any point you find appealing. By the evening, your boat will get moored close to one of the villages, located by the backwaters. You can surely take a tour of this small village.
Please Note: The check in time at the houseboat is 12.30 PM in the noon. The boat remains stationary from at around 06.00 P.M. in the evening to 06.00 A.M. the next morning. The AC of the houseboat functions during the night only. The check out time is 09.00 A.M.
Stay overnight in Houseboat Alleppey.
Morning After breakfast at hotel and drive to Trivandrum, On arrival, on time transferred to Trivandrum Airport to connecting flight to Delhi.
On time transferred to Airport to board flight to back home with sweet memories.….. End of Services!!!