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Brief Itinerary
1nt Delhi - 1nt Agra - 2nts Jaipur - 6nts Goa - 1nt Train
- 2nts Alleppey - 2nts Periyar - 2nts Cochin - 1nt Houseboat - 3nts Kovalam Beach

 









 
Board your flight to Delhi.

Day 01 : Delhi
Met on arrival at Delhi Airport and transferred to Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing in New Delhi to include Humayun`s Tomb, Bahai Temple, Qutab Minar, India gate and Government buildings. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi - Agra ( 204 kms )
Morning drive to Agra(4 Hours) and proceed for sightseeing. Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal and the famous Red Fort. The Moghul Emperor Shah Jehan built the extravagant Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his most beloved wife and was imprisoned in the Red Fort overlooking the Taj by his son until death. Both buildings are truly spectacular and the Taj Mahal is now one of the wonders of the World. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03 : Agra - Jaipur
Morning after breakfast drive to the Ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri . This was emperor Akbar`s capital, designed and built in Red stone. Later drive to Jaipur enroute optional - 2 hours Cycle Rickshaw safari in Bharatpur National Park. Evening arrive in Jaipur. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 : Jaipur
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned Elephant for the climb to the main gate. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
Afternoon tour of the Pink City - will include City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here. Also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5 – 10 : Jaipur- Goa
Today we travel back to Delhi and take a flight to Goa or fly via Bombay to Goa.
Transfer to hotel staying at The Paradise Village Beach Resort.

 

Day 11 : Goa/Alleppey
Transfer to rail station to catch overnight train to Alleppey.

Day 12 Alleppey: You will be met at station and transferred by road to Hotel. After check-in you are free for independent activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13: Alleppey :
You are free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel

Day 14: Alleppey - Periyar
After breakfast you will be transferred by road to Periyar through the Western Ghats, where you can witness the Rubber and Spice plantation, which includes Coffee, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Pepper, and Clove.
After check-in at Hotel and after lunch proceed for plantation tour. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 15: Periyar : Early morning embark on a boat ride for game viewing. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary has very picturesque surrounding. The reservoir and the surrounding forest provide protection and a constant supply of water to the animals.

The earliest sanctuary to be set up in 1934, it extents to 777 square Kms 7 forms part of the high mountain ranges, the Western Ghats. Wildlife can be seen while cruising on periyar Lake in a motorboat, amongst the animals that can be seen are Elephants, Wild Boar, Sambar, Wild dog, Languor monkeys, Wild buffalo's and occasionally Tiger, Leopard.

After boating you in you are free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 16: Periyar / Cochin : : After breakfast drive to Cochin, on arrival check in at Hotel, after check-in you are free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 17: Cochin:: After breakfast proceed half day tour of Cochin, city tour that includes the St. Francis`s Church, Which is the oldest European church in India.

Walk to the Chinese Fishing nets. Visit the Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese in 1557. Drive to the Jewish Synagogue built in 1568 and is the oldest in the Commonwealth.

Walk around Jew town to see the antique shops. After city-tour back to hotel. And again, in the evening (Option to) visit local Cultural Centre for a performance of Kathakali, Kerala's traditional dance/art form. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 18: Cochin / Alleppey: : After breakfast you will be transferred to House boat, Alleppey. Enjoy your cruise through the backwater canals. Overnight stay on the HouseBoat.

Houseboat : Before the trucks became popular, the main cargo transportation was through backwaters by 'Kettuvalloms'. Kettuvallom means, 'stitched boat'.
They are 70 foot long, 30 tonnes capacity, made with wooden planks joined and stitched together with Coconut ropes and painted with cashew nut oil outside.

These Kettuvallom were converted to Houseboat and are designed for comfortable cruise and overnight stay.

The boat has one and two bath-attached rooms with modern comforts, a living cum dining room and a kitchen. Eco-friendly materials construct the boat. A cook and two-member crew would be there to attend you.

The boat moves through the backwaters with village tours and at night the boat is anchored at a beautiful part of the lake.

Day 19 - 21: Alleppey / Kovalam : After breakfast in the House boat, you will be transferred by road to Kovalam, and on arrival check in at Hotel.
After check-in you are free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 22: At Kovalam:: Kovalam / Trivandrum : You will be transferred to airport 2 Hrs before the departure of your onward journey.
 









 
Season Standard From
01 Oct 16 - 30th Apr 17 Fr £1549
 
Hotels, hotel upgrades and longer durations as well as Christmas and New Year departures available at a supplement.
Resort Standard Board
Delhi Dreamland BB
Agra Crystal Inn BB
Jaipur Hawa Mahal BB
Goa Osbourne Holiday Resort BB
Cochin Abad Fort BB
Periyar Ambadi FB
Alleppey Kondai Lip Beach Resort BB
Houseboat Houseboat FB
Kovalam(Chowar) Sagara Beach Resort BB
Price Includes
International, Domestic flights and airport taxes
Accommodation based on twin sharing on the above mentioned hotels or similar
All Transfers in private Air Conditioned Car as per the itinerary
English speaking local guide for sightseeing
Elephant ride at Amber Fort
Assistance at airport and hotels by our representative
Book this package or enquire
Price does not Include
Above mentioned cost does not include any Xmas and New Year Dinners, unspecified meals, telephone call, laundry, camera fee ,tips, insurance and any other expenses of personal nature not mentioned above
Monument fees to be paid locally
X-Mas, New Year and Easter supplement apply

Additional Information
Single and triple rooms, upgrade to hotels, tours and transfers as well as other regional airport departures are available at a supplement.
Please note there is no bar at Abad properties but one can drink discretely.
Above prices are subject to availability and may change without prior notice.
For further details please contact our Tailor made holidays department on .
020 7258 7800.

Call us on 0207 258 7800 or email to book or for further enquiries.

 
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