Destinations Covered: Delhi – Agra – Bharatpur – Cochin – Alleppey – Periyar – Cochin
In this journey we have selected our favourite known and lesser known highlights. You start in the north of India. Here, we will visit first Delhi and Agra where world famous Symbol of Love – Taj Mahal located then fly to the green state of Kerala in the south of the country for a completely different experience. a trekking in nature in search of elephants, encounters with the locals, an overnight stay on a boat; it all comes along. Expansion with a few days of beach is also possible. We are sure that during this trip you will fall in love with the versatile India!
Highlights of Tour
Enjoy Sightseeing of Delhi visiting Jama Masjid, Humayu’s tomb, Raj Ghat
Sun Set visit Marvel Taj Mahal at Agra and Agra Fort
Tour of Madhavan Nayar Foundation and History Musuem in cochin
Enjoy night on Houseboat in Alleppey
Short boat ride on Periyar Lake
Visit Spice Plantation in Periyar
Enjoy Kathakali Dance Show
Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
Arrive Delhi, individual transfers to the hotel, overnight in Delhi
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast at the hotel a brief on the tour followed by a half day tour of Delhi visiting Humayu’s Tomb and Jama Masjid and drive past India gate, parliament House and Palace of president. Later return to the hotel for an early night.
Day 03: Delhi – Agra
Early morning train to Agra, upon arrival proceed to Taj Mahal and view the beautiful monument and later visit the Agra Fort …..Sketch the beautiful monuments Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
Day 04: Agra – Bharatpur via Fatehpur Sikri
Drive from Agra to Bharatpur via Fatehpur Sikri
Optional sunrise visit to Taj Mahal, return to the hotel for late breakfast and later check out and proceed to the beautiful monuments of Fatehpur Sikri. Here we can spend 3-4 hours exploring its numerous sights and sketching.
Later drive to the nearby town of Bharatpur followed by late lunch and here stay at a beautiful heritage hotel “ Laxmi Vilas palace” and enjoy its beauty and history.
Day 05: Bharatpur – Delhi – Cochin
After Breakfast and check out from hotel and drive to Delhi Airport to board Evening flight for Cochin, Here upon arrival in Cochin and transfer to the Cherai Beach Resort.
Day 06: Cochin
Morning tour of Madhavan Nayar Foundation and History Musuem. Later in Afternoon at leisure for personal activities Vehicle and driver at disposal.
Day 07: Cochin – Alleppey
Drive to Alleppey, stopping along the way to sketch one of the many shaded canals.
Rest of day at leisure in Alleppey. Vehicle and driver at disposal.
Day 08: Allepey
Transfer to jetty to board Houseboat. Enjoy a boat trip along the beautiful backwater canals of Kerala is a highlight of any visit to the South.
Day 09: Alleppey – Periyar
Disembark houseboat in Alleppey and then drive to Periyar.
Afternoon visit to a Spice Plantation.
Enjoy Sunset Boat ride around the splendid Lake Periyar to experience the Periyar Wildlife sanctuary.
Day 10: Periyar – Cochin
Drive to Cochin and transfer to hotel, After have some rest at hotel then we proceed to cochin city tour our first visit to the Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace) & The Jewish synagogue Later we will visit Cochin harbour terminus where the Chinese fishing nets present a wonderful sight; and St Francis Church.
This evening enjoy a Kathakali Dance show.
Day 11: Cochin (Departure)
Morning visit to the Dutch Palace.
Afternoon cooking Demo including lunch.Late evening transfer to Cochin airport for onward flight
All arrival and departure transfers
Assistance at the airports and railway stations
Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis
Accommodation on the backwater houseboat on all meal basis.
English speaking guide at Agra,Cochin and Periyar
An Ac Car with driver for the entire tour
One Boat ride in periyar
Train fare for the sector Delhi to Agra – AC Chair Car
Kathakali dance show in Cochin
Any personal expenses like phone calls, laundry etc.
Any camera fees
Any Airfare (Domestic & International)
Any Visa Fees
Any Periyar wild life sanctuary entry fees
Any Entrance fees at the monuments
Any other item not mentioned in the include section above