India is a country on every traveler’s list. For those of you seeking all the excitement of this fascinating country in a relatively short time, we are offering this special 8 day tour of the country’s most famous sights.
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Tour Program : Delhi Arrival - Delhi ( 1 Night ) – Agra ( 1 Night ) – Jaipur ( 2 Nights ) – Delhi ( 1 Night ) – Cochin Arrival - Munnar ( 2 Nights ) - Alleppey ( 1 Night ) – Delhi / Mumbai Departure
Total : 08 Nights & 09 Days Tour
Arrive New Delhi, India’s Capital, where our representative greeted you with a traditional Indian welcome on arrival at the airport and escorted to the hotel.
Overnight Hotel - Delhi
Morning: Proceed on a city tour of Agra. Visit the Agra Fort, built by three Mughal Emperors starting from Akbar the Great in 1565 AD, which is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings including the Moti Masjid, Jahangir’s Palace, Khas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal, Diwane-i-Am, Diwane-i-Khas and Musamman Burj, where Emperor Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor, died a prisoner.
Later visit the Taj Mahal – the inimitable poem in white marble. Built over a period of 22 years, by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630, for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains, it is one of the seven modern wonders of the World.
( Taj Mahal, Agra is closed on every Friday )
Overnight Hotel - Agra
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur, enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. It is built a city predominantly in Red Sandstone and is called Fatehpur Sikri, which is also known as a fairy-tale ghost city of delicately carved red sandstone. It is one of the finest examples of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture.
Also visit the Bulund Darwaza the largest gateway in the world. On arrive Jaipur transfer to hotel.
Overnight Hotel - Jaipur
The next morning, explore the Mughal-influenced Amber Fort, continuing to Dera Amer for an exclusive elephant safari on a private Rajput farm. After lunch, uncover the city of Jaipur, including the City Palace; the Jantar Mantar Observatory with its precise astronomical instruments; and the pink sandstone of Hawa Mahal.
Overnight Hotel – Jaipur
Drive back to Delhi in the morning, Visit Old Delhi’s Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque); take a rickshaw ride through the bustling Chandni Chowk market; and see the Red Fort, continuing to Raj Ghat, where Gandhi was cremated.
Afterwards see New Delhi’s Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar. Drive along the pond-flanked Rajpath, seeing the India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan, the residence of the President of India.
Overnight Hotel - Delhi
Morning after breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Cochin, arrival at Cochin meets our executive there and drives to hotel in Munnar. On the way visit Cheeiappara w.falls, and Pothamedu view point Reach Munnar check in hotel, time for rest.
Munnar is situated at the convergence of 3 mountain stream- Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kudale, Munnar is 1600 meter above sea level.
Once the summer resorts of the British in South India, Munnar is one of the sates finest hill resorts. The specialities of Munnar are jungle honey, strawberries, tea and most rare flower Neela Kurunji which blooms once in a 12 years.
Overnight Hotel - Munnar
After breakfast, proceed for Local Sightseeing of Munnar includes Tea plantation visit Kundala lake - Mattupetty dam - Eco point. And Ananmuudi, Eravikulam national park, Rajamalai –back to the hotel. Overnight at Munnar.
Overnight Hotel - Munnar
After breakfast, check out and drive to Alleppey to embark on your private houseboat and cruise on the Backwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats or ‘Kettuvalloms’ are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins.
Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings it’s the life along the coast that adds a touch of exotica to this experience. The locals’ travel in canoes and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods, door to door in small wooden boats.
As you cruise along the backwaters you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places, enroute. Overnight on board at the house boat in Alleppey.
Overnight Stay – Alleppey
Morning after breakfast proceed for cochin enroute cochin sightseeing which include - The Jewish Synagogue in what is locally called the Jew Town, St. Francis Church which is the oldest European Church in India, the Santa Cruz Basilica built in 1557 by the Portuguese, the Dutch Palace, the Spice market and the 15th century Chinese fishing nets believed to have been brought by Chinese traders.
In time transfer to the domestic airport to board the flight for Delhi / Mumbai. Our representative will greet you upon your arrival at Delhi / Mumbai. Later our representative will escort you to the International Airport and assist you check-in for your flight to onward destination.