Passage Through India

26 Nights / 27 Days

Overview

This 27-day grand tour of India promises a transformative experience, showcasing the country’s diverse culture, history, and landscapes. Starting in Mumbai, known as the Gateway of India, you’ll explore the city’s striking Art Deco architecture and vibrant street life. Next, journey to Amritsar, home of the revered Golden Temple, which reflects the courageous spirit of Punjab.Travel north to Shimla, a serene Himalayan retreat, where you’ll be enchanted by pine-covered hills and snowy peaks. The tour then takes you to Delhi, the capital, to discover its historic monuments and bustling markets.In Jaipur, immerse yourself in the grandeur of forts and palaces, and witness the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra. Your journey continues to Lucknow, showcasing the Nawabi era’s architectural brilliance, followed by Varanasi, a city that pulsates along the sacred Ganges.Next, head to Kolkata, a city rich in history and culture. Your adventure then shifts to the serene coasts of Cochin in Kerala, offering spectacular harbour views and a glimpse into historical trade routes. Experience the tranquil backwaters of Alleppey on an overnight rice barge cruise, a highlight of Kerala’s serene beauty.Explore the wilderness in Periyar’s wildlife sanctuary before concluding your journey in Munnar, a hill station renowned for its mist-filled valleys and cool climate. This extensive tour encapsulates the essence of India, from majestic landscapes and architectural marvels to the vibrant tapestry of its people and traditions.

Highlights

  • Elephanta Caves Excursion
  • Guided tour of Mumbai
  • Witness Palki Ceremony at Golden Temple
  • Visit to Wagah Border for Flag Ceremony
  • Heritage Walking Tour of Shimla
  • Toy Train Ride in Shimla
  • Heritage Walk in Old Delhi
  • Eleday Elephant Camp Activities
  • Dinner with Dances at Chokhi Dhani
  • Sunset and Sunrise Visit of Taj Mahal
  • Mohabbat-the-TajDrama Show
  • Boat Ride on River Ganges with Aarti Ceremony
  • Sarnath Excursion
  • Varanasi Weaver’s Colony
  • Traditional Dance Show – Kathakali
  • 2 Hour Cochin Sunset Harbour Cruise
  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Boat Ride on Lake Periyar
  • Gavi Jeep Safari
  • Bird Sanctuary visit
  • Cruise through Backwaters of Kerala

New Delhi

Amritsar

Shimla

Mumbai

Jaipur

Agra

Lucknow

Varanasi

Kolkata

Cochin

Alleppey

Periyar

Munnar

Tour Route

2 Nights

Mumbai

2 Nights

2 Nights

Amritsar

2 Nights

2 Nights

Shimla

2 Nights

2 Nights

Delhi

2 Nights

2 Nights

Jaipur

2 Nights

2 Nights

Agra

2 Nights

2 Nights

Lucknow

2 Nights

2 Nights

Varanasi

2 Nights

2 Nights

Kolkata

2 Nights

1 Night

Cochin

1 Night

1 Night

House Boat

1 Night

2 Nights

Periyar

2 Nights

2 Nights

Munnar

2 Nights

2 Nights

Cochin

2 Nights

Detailed Itinerary

Arrive Mumbai

Upon your arrival at Mumbai International Airport, a warm welcome awaits from our guest relations executive, who will be easily recognizable with a name placard. They will assist you with your luggage and escort you to the car for a comfortable transfer to your pre-booked hotel in Mumbai.

Mumbai, originally an archipelago of seven islands, has evolved into a vibrant metropolis since the mid-18th century through extensive land reclamation. Today, it stands as the financial and commercial capital of India and is famously home to some of the world’s most prestigious residential properties.

Settle into your hotel and take the evening to relax after your journey, preparing for the exciting days ahead exploring the dynamic city of Mumbai. Overnight stay at the hotel ensures you’re well-rested for the adventures to come.

Mumbai

Enjoy an early breakfast at your hotel in Mumbai, and prepare for a day filled with cultural discovery. At 08:00 AM, our executive or guide will pick you up from your hotel and escort you to one of Mumbai’s most iconic landmarks, the Gateway of India. From here, you’ll embark on a short boat cruise to the Elephanta Caves.

Upon arriving at the island, explore the fascinating Elephanta Caves, renowned for their rock art dedicated to the sect of Shiva. The caves are a testament to the zenith of Indian art, especially evident in the grand reliefs found within the main cave.

In the afternoon, continue with a half-day guided tour of Mumbai. Your tour starts back at the Gateway of India, constructed to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. The structure is a brilliant example of Indo-Saracenic architecture, featuring influences from Gujarat and made from local yellow basalt and reinforced concrete.

Next, explore other significant landmarks including:

  • Rajabai Tower and Bombay High Court: Iconic buildings in the Fort area known for their Gothic architectural style.
  • Marine Drive: Also known as the Queen’s Necklace, this sweeping boulevard lines the coast and offers breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea.
  • Chowpatty Beach: A popular spot for locals and tourists alike, perfect for experiencing Mumbai’s street food culture.
  • Hanging Gardens: Offering panoramic views of the city, located on Malabar Hill.
  • Mani Bhavan: Gandhi’s Mumbai base between 1917-1934, now a museum dedicated to his life.
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus: A historic railway station and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its remarkable Victorian Gothic architecture.
  • Jehangir Art Gallery and Colaba District: Cultural hotspots perfect for art lovers and shoppers.
  • Dhobi Ghat: Witness the traditional methods of laundry, a unique and enduring feature of Mumbai’s daily life.

After a day filled with exploration, return to your hotel in Mumbai for some well-deserved rest, as you reflect on the vibrant and varied experiences of the day.

Mumbai – Amritsar (By Flight)

After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel in Mumbai, you’ll check out and be transferred to the airport by our guest relations executive. Board your flight to Amritsar, a city rich in history and culture.

Upon your arrival at Amritsar Airport, another one of our executives will greet you and facilitate your transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Settle in and get comfortable after your journey.

In the afternoon, prepare for a visit to the Wagah Border, a prominent demarcation between India and Pakistan along the historic Grand Trunk Road. This location is famous for its daily Beating Retreat Ceremony held just before sunset. The ceremony is a dramatic and patriotic spectacle involving the closing of the international gates and the precise lowering of the flags of both countries. It’s a profound experience that resonates with pride and stirs patriotic feelings among all who witness it.

After soaking in the powerful emotions and pageantry of the Wagah Border ceremony, you’ll return to your hotel in Amritsar. Spend the evening at leisure, reflecting on the day’s unique experiences, and rest overnight at the hotel, gearing up for more exploration in Amritsar the following day.

Amritsar

After breakfast, embark on a city tour with your English-speaking guide. Start at the revered Golden Temple, the spiritual heart of the Sikh community. Next, visit Jallianwala Bagh to pay respects at the memorial of the 1919 massacre. Continue to the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum to explore exhibits of this iconic leader’s life and artifacts.

In the evening, experience the serene Palki Ceremony at the Golden Temple, where the holy scripture is carried in a palanquin to its nightly resting place, accompanied by hymns and drums.

Conclude your day with an overnight stay at your hotel in Amritsar, reflecting on the rich cultural and historical insights of the day.

Amritsar – Shimla(By Private Vehicle 295Kms, 6 ½ Hrs Drive)

After breakfast at your hotel in Amritsar, check out and depart by private vehicle for Shimla. Upon arrival in this picturesque hill station, check into your pre-booked hotel.

Shimla, set in the northern part of India within Himachal Pradesh, is famed for its apple and cherry orchards. Known as the summer capital during British rule, the city retains much of its old-world charm with numerous examples of colonial architecture, including churches, administrative buildings, and private residences.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps exploring the quaint surroundings or relaxing at the hotel to soak in the serene atmosphere.

Enjoy an overnight stay at your hotel in Shimla, preparing for more exploration in this historic town.

Shimla

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel in Shimla, set out on a Heritage Walking Tour to explore the rich history and stunning architecture of this former British summer capital.

The heritage walk covers various historical monuments throughout Shimla, each well-preserved and showcasing unique architectural styles. As you stroll through the Heritage Zone, you’ll encounter diverse buildings including offices, castles, hotels, and cottages, each telling its own story of the colonial era. This walking tour is a wonderful opportunity to see why tourists from around the globe are drawn to Shimla for its architectural beauty and historical significance.

After a day of exploring the architectural treasures of Shimla, return to your hotel for a restful night, allowing you to absorb the tranquility and charm of this hill station.

Shimla – Kalka (By Toy Train Himalayan Queen Departure at 1025 Hrs Arrive 1610 Hrs) & Kalka – Delhi(By Train Shatabdi Express Departure 1745 Hrs Arrive Delhi at 2155 Hrs)

After breakfast and checking out from your hotel in Shimla, you will be transferred to the Shimla Railway Station. Here, you’ll board the iconic Toy Train, the Himalayan Queen, at 10:25 AM for a scenic journey to Kalka. This train ride, known for its stunning views and unique experience, is a highlight of visiting Shimla.

Upon arriving at Kalka Railway Station at 4:10 PM, you will have some time before you board your next train, the Shatabdi Express, at 5:45 PM headed towards Delhi. This comfortable and fast train will get you back to the capital city by 9:55 PM.

Once in Delhi, you will be met at the railway station and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Settle in for a restful night after your day of travel, preparing for more adventures or your onward journey from Delhi.

Delhi

After breakfast in the Hotel you are met by your guest relation executive and you will leave for the meeting point to start your Heritage Walk through Old Delhi

After breakfast, embark on a Heritage Walk through the bustling streets and bazaars of Old Delhi. Your walk will include visits to significant landmarks such as Jama Masjid mosque, the historic Red Fort, and the vibrant Chandni Chowk market. Sample famous local snacks and enjoy a short rickshaw ride to the spice market, immersing yourself in the traditional Indian lifestyle.

Following the walk, your driver and guide will meet you to visit Raj Ghat, the serene memorial marking the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.

Next, proceed on a private guided tour of New Delhi. Highlights include:

  • India Gate: A war memorial honoring Indian soldiers who died in World War I.
  • Rashtrapati Bhawan: The official residence of the President of India, showcasing impressive architecture.
  • Parliament Street: Home to various important government buildings.
  • Humayun’s Tomb: The first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, built in 1570.
  • Qutab Minar: The tallest brick minaret in the world, showcasing intricate Islamic architecture.

After a comprehensive tour of both Old and New Delhi, return to your hotel to relax and unwind.

Enjoy an overnight stay at your hotel in Delhi, reflecting on the rich cultural and historical experiences of the day.

Delhi – Jaipur (By Private Vehicle 280 Kms, 5 ½ Hrs Drive)

After breakfast and checking out from your hotel in Delhi, depart by private vehicle for Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, famously known as the “Pink City.” This nickname dates back to 1876 when the city was painted pink to welcome Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales, symbolizing the hospitality of its people.

Upon arrival in Jaipur, check into your pre-booked hotel and take some time to settle in.

In the late afternoon, head to the Eleday Elephant Camp for a unique experience. Activities include:

  • Learning the traditional way to mount and dismount an elephant
  • Painting on the elephants
  • Bathing the elephants
  • Enjoying a bareback elephant ride through the park and nearby village
  • Feeding the elephants

For those who prefer an alternative to the Elephant Camp, options include:

  • Visiting the Albert Hall Museum with a traditional Tonga Ride (horse-drawn carriage)
  • Taking a cooking class with a local family to learn traditional Rajasthani cuisine

After your chosen activity, return to your hotel for an overnight stay in Jaipur, ready to explore more of this vibrant city.

Jaipur

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before setting off on a private guided city tour of Jaipur. Your first stop will be the Amber Fort, located in the Aravali Hills. This stunning example of Rajput architecture includes the Sheesh Mahal, or Hall of Mirrors. To reach the fort, you can choose between a jeep ride or an elephant ride.

Next, visit the picturesque Jal Mahal, a palace situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Continue your tour with a visit to the City Palace and Observatory. The City Palace, an impressive blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, features various courtyards, gardens, and buildings. Don’t miss the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds, known for its unique pink sandstone facade and intricately designed windows that allowed royal ladies to observe street life discreetly.

After the city tour, return to your hotel to rest and refresh. In the evening, you will be picked up for a delightful dinner at Chokhi Dhani, an ethnic village resort that showcases the rich culture and traditions of Rajasthan. Enjoy traditional Rajasthani dances, music, and a delicious meal in an authentic village setting.

Conclude your day with an overnight stay at your hotel in Jaipur.

Jaipur – Agra (By Private Vehicle 250 Kms, 5 Hrs Drive)Via Fatehpursikri & Abhaneri Village

After breakfast, check out from your hotel in Jaipur and depart by private vehicle for Agra. En route, make a stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage site built by Emperor Akbar. Explore its palaces, mosques, and grand halls that exemplify Mughal architecture.

Next, visit the village of Abhaneri, located 95 km from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Agra road. Here, you’ll find the impressive Chand Baori stepwell, one of the deepest and largest in India, with 3,500 narrow steps spanning 13 stories and extending about 100 feet into the ground.

Continue your journey to Agra and check in at your pre-booked hotel upon arrival. In the evening, visit Mehtab Bagh Garden, the last of the Mughal gardens along the River Yamuna. This crescent-shaped garden offers the perfect spot to witness a breathtaking sunset view of the Taj Mahal.

Return to your hotel for an overnight stay in Agra, ready for more exploration the following day.

 

Agra

As the sun rises, your guide will take you to visit the iconic Taj Mahal. This stunning example of Mughal architecture, built in 1652 by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The white marble structure took 22 years and 20,000 skilled artisans to complete. Its grand scale, perfect symmetry, and the reflection in its water channels are truly awe-inspiring.

After your visit, return to the hotel for breakfast. Post breakfast, embark on a private guided city tour of Agra. Your first stop is Agra Fort, a significant 16th-century Mughal monument that also served as the headquarters for Emperor Shah Jahan. Next, visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah, a beautiful tomb built of red sandstone in memory of the architect of the Taj Mahal.

In the evening, at 6:30 PM, enjoy the “Mohabbat-the-Taj: The Saga of Love” musical drama show at the Kalakriti Cultural and Convention Centre. This show vividly depicts the romantic love story of Emperor Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal, featuring creative dance, dramatic lighting, and a 12’ x 12’ replica of the Taj Mahal, showcasing the opulent lifestyle of the Mughal Empire.

Conclude your day with an overnight stay at your hotel in Agra, reflecting on the day’s rich cultural and historical experiences.

Agra – Lucknow (By Private Vehicle 330 Kms, 6 Hrs Drive)

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel in Agra, check out and depart by private vehicle for Lucknow, the capital and largest city of Uttar Pradesh. Located on the banks of the Gomti River, Lucknow is known for its rich history, architecture, and culture. The city offers a unique blend of the opulent past and the simplicity of a modern metropolis, renowned for its kebabs, nawabs, literature, and artistic heritage.

Upon arrival in Lucknow, check into your pre-booked hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the hotel or nearby attractions at your own pace.

Overnight stay at your hotel in Lucknow, preparing for the explorations ahead in this vibrant city.

Lucknow

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel

Later proceed for city tour of Lucknow visiting The Bara Imambara which is one of the most famous monuments in the city. The Imambara is primarily known for its incredible maze, known as Bhul Bhulaiya locally, which is located on the upper floor of the monument. It is said that there are 1024 ways to get inside the maze but only 2 to come out, The Chhota Imambara, is one of the most beautiful and attractive buildings in the old city of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. This imposing monument lies to the west of Bara Imambara and is a true sight to behold. The Chhota Imambara was initially a congregation hall for Shia Muslims that was built by Muhammad Ali Shah, who was the third Nawab of Awadh, in 1838. Rumi Darwaza is a striking gateway standing tall at sixty feet tall in the old city of Lucknow. It lies between the Bara Imambara and Chota Imambara exhibiting ancient Awadhi architecture. Built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula, it is also known as the Turkish Gate because it is modelled after Bab-i-Humayun gateway in Turkey. The British Residency of Lucknow, which is also a Residential Complex served as the headquarters for the generals of the British East India Company. However, with the 1857 uprising, this once composed complex turned into a British refugee camp during that revolt.

In the evening visit Hazratganj Market, the central shopping district of Lucknow, has a long history behind it and has undergone a great makeover that bridges the past and the present and continues to serve as Lucknow’s central shopping arcade.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Lucknow

Lucknow – Varanasi (By Private Vehicle 330 Kms, 6 ½ Hrs Drive)

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Varanasi, traditionally known as Banaras (Benares) in India, is a popular holy city of the India located in the central region of the Ganges Valley in North India. This city is not just the oldest in India but happens to be the oldest colonized cities universally. Banaras has religious as well as literal significance.

Upon arrival in Varanasi Airportyou are met by our Executive and he will transfer you to your pre booked Hotel.

Later proceed with your English Speaking Guide for city tour of Varanasi visiting Bharat Mata Temple – This temple is not dedicated to any deity but to the human manifestation of India popularly called Mother India or Bharat Mata in Hindi. And this temple even not houses the statue or bust of Bharat Mata; instead it has a very big relief map of India carved out of marble. The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. The map is said to be in scale both longitude as well as latitude wise, Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple a major sacred attraction, dedicated to Lord Shiva, the presiding deity of the city. The temple houses a Shivalinga, which is said to be one amongst the twelve Jyotirlinga, the fiery pillar of light, by which Lord Shiva beckoned his divine supremacy, broke through the earth’s crust and gleamed towards the heaven, The Sankat Mochan Temple is one of the oldest temples in the city dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It is situated on the banks of Pauranic River Assi. Goswamiji has specifically named the deity “SankatMochan” which means reliever from troubles and Benares Hindu University is the largest residential university in Asia.

In the evening Boat Ride on the Ghats of River Ganges to witness the Aarti Ceremony
The Ganga Aarti at Varanasi is an uplifting spiritual ritual. While facing river Ganga, the Hindu priests use lamps which are circled around in a clockwise manner, accompanied by chants or songs in praise of Mother Ganga. It is believed that after the ritual is complete, the Goddess showers her blessing onto each individual present there.

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Varanasi

Varanasi

Early this morning get ready for a dawn boat ride on the River Ganges. The Ganges is the most sacred river in India. Hindus believe that after taking a bath in the River Ganges their sins get washed away. The Cremations of the dead bodies also takes place here on the banks of the river. After the boat ride walk through the fascinating narrow twisting lanes of the city to watch the performance of various Hindu rituals by the pilgrims.
After the boat trip on the Ganges we return back to the hotel.

Breakfast in the Hotel

After breakfast proceed to the village of Sarnath on the outskirts of town. It was in this Deer Park that the Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Visit the Park and Museum. Sarnath was made centre of Buddhist worship by the emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. We will visit the Main Shrine and Ashoka’s Pillar. In the Archaeological Museum we will see the beautifully carved capital from the pillar along with many other priceless Buddhist artifacts.

Afternoon proceed with your English Speaking guide through the narrow alleys of Varanasi weaver’s , where you can see the various stages of weaving and embroidery. Witness and photograph the process & making of textile, embroidery and general talk with the weavers

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Varanasi

Varanasi – Kolkata (By Flight)

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Our guest relation executive will transfer you to Varanasi Airport to board Flight for Kolkata.A vibrant 350-year-old metropolis located on India’s Eastern Coast, the capital of West Bengal thrives on contradictions and imposing spectacles; nothing is commonplace in this city. Famously known as the City of Joy, Kolkata is, in every sense, the artistic, cultural and intellectual capital of the country. Upon arrival in Kolkata Airport you are met by our guest relation Executive and transferred to your pre booked Hotel

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Kolkata

Kolkata

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel

Later proceed for city tour of Kolkata visiting to the Fort William – a fort built on the Eastern banks of the river Hooghly by the Britishers and named after King William III of England, St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of the city, this colossal structure reminds you of the colonial times and takes you down the memory lane. It looks most beautiful during the Christmas holidays, when the cathedral, the garden around it as well as the surrounding streets are all bathed in light and festivities. Birla Planetarium is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest in the world. The Botanical gardens a sprawling garden spanning a total area of 273 acres that is located in Shibpur, Howrah, near Kolkata. The gardens were established in the year 1787 and were commonly known as the Company Garden in that time.

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Kolkata

Kolkata – Cochin (By Flight)

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Our guest relation executive will transfer you to Kolkatta Airport to board Flight for Cochin. Upon arrival at Cochin International Airport you are met by our company executive who would assist you to the Car and then transfer you to your pre booked Hotel
Kochi or Cochin is a bustling commercial port city with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years. Called as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, the city is the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala.

Upon arrival in Cochin Airport you are met and transferred to your pre booked Hotel

In the Evening enjoy Kathakali Dance – The Traditional Dance show in local theatre. Kathakali is one of the oldest theatre forms in the world. It originated in the area of southwestern India now known as the state of Kerala. Kathakali is a group presentation, in which dancers take various roles in performances traditionally based on themes from Hindu mythology, especially the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Cochin

Cochin – Alleppey (By Private Vehicle 65 Kms, 1 ½ Hrs Drive)& Alleppey – Start 01 Night Houseboat

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel

Later you are transferred to Alleppey Jetty to board Houseboat. House boating can be the most relaxing experience for any age, size or type of people. Cruise through the back waters of Kerala along the palm fringed waterways and you would be able to breeze past the water lilies, lush paddy fields, coir villages, rustic homes, temples and coconut groves.
You can also witness the traditional Keralite village lifestyle unchanged for many years. You hear the merchants selling vegetables in a boat while the village people wait at the bank of Vembanad Lake. Here your crew will prepare delicious Keralite meals from freshly brought vegetables from the market.
(Houseboat starts at 1230 Noon) (Meals Included Lunch and Dinner)

Overnight stay at Air Conditioned Houseboat

Houseboat disembarks at Alleppey & Alleppey – Periyar (By Private Vehicle 110 Kms, 3 Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Houseboat

Later Houseboat disembarks at Alleppey at 09:30 Hrs and proceed for Periyar (Thekkady), Also known as Thekkady. It is a National Park and one of the Tiger Reserves in India.

Upon arrival in Periyar check in at your pre booked Hotel.

Afternoon a Boat Ride on Lake Periyar in Common Boat to explore the Wild Life.
Periyar Lake boating experince is one of unique among all boating while in Kerala. Here the steamer will take you to the ride inside the lake where you can see lots of birds and other species in nearby Periyar park. Then visit to spice plantation. As you take a walk along the streets of Kumily or the winding pathways among the plantations, the thing that strikes you first is the lingering aroma in the air. The scent may be of cloves, nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon or cardamom and sometimes a fragrance that combines the scents of two or more spices. The geographical and climatic peculiarities of Kumily such as the cool climate and its elevation from the sea level make it ideal for spice cultivation.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Periyar

Periyar

Full Day Jeep Safari in Periyar (Breakfast, lunch, evening tea snacks, trekking, jeep safari, pedal boating included)
Gavi Jeep Safari is conducting by the KTDC and it starts by 05:30 AM and ends at 05:00 PM only. Gavi is an eco-tourist spot in Kerala which has widely become popular after ‘Alistair International’ the world acclaimed tourism major listed it among the leading eco-tourism centres and one of the must-see places in India. A must visit place for all nature lovers as Gavi is preserved in its natural scenic beauty untainted by the mighty hands of modernity. Gavi is mainly known for its wildlife. Endangered species including the Nilgiri Tahr and Lion-tailed macaque are often sighted at the outskirts of Gavi. Kerala’s very own treasure elephants can be sighted abundantly. If you are the bird watcher, Gavi is the place for you. With more than 260 species of birds including the great pied hornbill, woodpecker, and kingfishers, Gavi is a heaven for birdwatchers. A splendid spot to be visited at least once for all those who love nature

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Periyar

Periyar – Munnar (By Private Vehicle 150 Kms, 3 ½ Hrs Drive)

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Munnar. Munnar is a popular hill-station of Kerala perched at an altitude of 1600 metres in the Western Ghats. Famous for its tea estates, various shades of green, blankets of mist and craggy peaks, Munnar is aptly known as the ‘Kashmir of South India’. Upon arrival at Munnar check in at your pre booked Hotel

Later visit the Tea Plantations in Munnar. Sprawling over vast acres of lands, the umpteen tea plantations are sure to lure you with their bewitching beauty and charm. Perched at several feet over the sea level and boasting of misty skies above and green carpeted fields below, these splendid gardens and tea plantations are a must visit for every traveller.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Munnar

Munnar

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel

Later proceed for visit Mettupatty dam is a storage dam built in the mountains of Kerala to conserve water for hydroelectricity.Due to this dam many wild animals and birds flourish in this region. It is a site for scenic beauty. Eravikulam national park is a park set up for the preservation of endangered Nilgiri Tahr, also known as Nilgiri Ibex is a rare species of mountain goat. Here you can also spot wild elephants, Malabar civet, phyhon etc. This Park is situated in the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. (Opening of park depends on Breeding Season of animals)

Later proceed for a Short Trek (Soft Trekking)
A 40 minutes trek along the Tea Plantations would take you to the top. You would then walk through ridge area. On to your left, you could see beautiful grasslands while on to your right it is sprawling tea plantation. Make use of your time taking pleasure in the heavenly sights all around you. Next up a two and a half hour [In some cases, 3 hours] hike down through the thick sholas and Coffee-Cardamom plantations would take you to the finishing point

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Munnar

Munnar – Cochin (By Private Vehicle 140 Kms, 3 ½ Hrs Drive)

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Cochin. Kochi or Cochin is a bustling commercial port city with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years. Called as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, the city is the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala.

Upon arrival in Cochin Check in at your pre booked Hotel

In the Evening enjoy Kathakali Dance – The Traditional Dance show in local theatre. Kathakali is one of the oldest theatre forms in the world. It originated in the area of southwestern India now known as the state of Kerala. Kathakali is a group presentation, in which dancers take various roles in performances traditionally based on themes from Hindu mythology, especially the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Cochin

Cochin

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel

Later proceed for a private guided City tour of Cochin visiting Mattancherry Palace also known as the Dutch Palace. This palace is also famous for depicting Kerala mural paintings. The palace is built in the traditional style of Kerala architecture. Jewish Synagogue Also known as Paradesi Synagogue. It is the oldest synagogue in the entire Commonwealth of Nations and was built in 1568 by the Malabar Yehudan people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin. Chinese Fishing Nets are the most iconic and popular attractions of Kerala peculiar to Kochi located next to Fort Kochi. One of the significant cultural symbols of Kerala, the spot is also one of the most photographed places in all of town, attracting hordes of tourists and photographers on an everyday basis. The image of the beautifully silhouetted fishing nets against the backdrop of clear waters at sunset is really appeasing and makes up for a breathtakingly beautiful sight. St. Francis Church is the oldest European church in India. The great Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama who discovered the sea route from Europe to India died in Kochi. His body was buried in this church.

Also walk in Fort Kochi’s seaside promenade, and get a glimpse of daily life in Kochi

Evening enjoy a 2 hour boat cruise during sunset in the Cochin Harbor with spectacular views of the Marine Driveand Bolgatty Island. See the sunset from the boat where the Kochi Lagoon opens out into the Arabian Sea.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Cochin

Leave Cochin

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check out

Our guest relation executive would assist you and transfer you to the Cochin International Airport to board Flight for Onward Journey

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Why Tailormade Journeys?

Why you should travel with us.

Customise Your Tour

We take pride in meticulously crafting itineraries that are tailored to the unique desires and needs of our travelers. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, cultural immersion, or a blend of all three, we are here to design a journey that is perfect for you. Embark on a travel experience that you’ll cherish forever! For your customized itinerary, contact us today.

Experts

Our team of travel experts brings decades of experience in exploring the world and assisting travelers like you. You can rely on their deep expertise to meticulously craft your travel plans, ensuring a journey that is as seamless as it is memorable. Trust our professionals to guide you through the planning process, tailoring each detail to your preferences and needs.

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We’ve assisted over thousands of travellers experience the journey of their dreams across the globe. Take a look at the feedback some of them have left, view testimonials.

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Packages which include flight bookings are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority.
ATOL Number: 9967
UK Regisration: 0528910
VAT (GB): 867627084

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