Passage Through India

26 Nights / 27 Days

Overview

India is diverse, unpredictable, inspiring, thrilling and full of mix of traditions, spiritual beliefs, exquisite flavours, architecture and landscapes. This 27 day tour is a life changing experience as you will discover diverse culture, history, various forts with its architecture, palaces and temples of Rajasthan, to the Art Deco architecture of Mumbai. You will explore the country’s bustling cities and be rewarded with glimpses into India’s diverse cultures and religions. You will scout for jungle life on scenic safaris and cruise the backwaters of Kerala’s beach fringed tip. This tour will start with the Gateway of India Mumbai and continue to Home of the glorious Golden Temple, the iconic city of Amritsar, portrays the heroic character of the Punjab.A wonderful abode in the Himalayas, the city of Shimla is surrounded by scenic pine-covered hills and snow-capped peaks. Moving to Capital city of India Delhi to explore its beautiful monuments and local markets then to explore the majestic buildings, tales of heroic battles, resplendent forts and palaces, and multi-faceted charactersof the Pink City – Jaipur and wonders of the world The enchanting Taj Mahal. Further moving to Lucknow depicting a fascinating blend of ancient, colonial and oriental architectureof Nawai Era, The Holy River Ganges City of Varanasi.Fringing the Hooghly River, the city of Kolkata has a rich lineage in culture, history and cuisine, and a versatile ability to keep up with changing times.Moving further to Queen of the Arabian Sea and Kerala`s major port – Cochin is a city of history with superb harbour views. Then we go to the Alleppey jetty to board our overnight experience on traditional rice barge and cruise along the tranquil Backwater canals for their mesmerizing and alluring charms spread across the whole area and Periyar, known for its wild life sanctuaries provide a chance to get wild in the jungles and sail through the streams that are surrounded by lush green surroundings make for a fascinating journey. Further we proceed to Munnar one of the prominent hill station of South India. The wonderful views of low flying clouds and mist filled valleys and cool climate makes this place feel like paradise on earth.

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

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13

Arrive Mumbai

Today you are met at the Mumbai International Airport by our guest relation executive with your name placard who would assist you to the Car and then transfer you to your pre booked Hotel

Originally a collection of seven islands, the modern city of Mumbai came into being during the mid eighteenth century by reclaiming land from the sea. As well as being the financial and commercial capital of India, Mumbai is also home to the world’s most expensive residential Building

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Mumbai

Mumbai

Early Breakfast in the Hotel

You will be picked up from the hotel by 0800 Hrs by our executive/Guide and taken to the Gateway of India at Mumbai. From here, cruise by boat to reach the Elephanta Caves.On your arrival at the island you will proceed to the Elephanta Caves, which contain a collection of rock art linked to the sect of Shiva. At Elephanta, Indian art found one of its most perfect expressions, particularly in the huge and high reliefs of the main Cave.

Afternoon proceed on a half day guided tour of the city visiting
GATEWAY OF INDIA - Situated on Apollo Bunder, The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the landing of King George V and Mary in December 1911, Erected in 1924; The Gateway was designed by George Wittet in an Indo Saracenic style with influence from Gujarat. It is built from local sandstone, has a central hall with a low dome and two adjoining side halls also with low domes. The Gateway was the former landing place for passengers entering Mumbai. RAJABAI TOWER, BOMBAY HIGH COURT, MARINE DRIVE - Eulogized by Bollywood, Marine Drive caresses the seashore from Nariman Point to the foot of the Malabar Hill. Passing Chowpatty Beach, Marine Drive is also famous as the Queen's Necklace. One of the busiest roads in Mumbai, it is also one of the breeziest due to its proximity to the sea, CHOWPATTY BEACH, HANGING GARDEN, MANI BHAVAN, CHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS, FORT - The Fort area in Mumbai is choc-a-bloc with old Victorian, Gothic buildings. An important financial and commercial center this area is always full of activity. The BSE or the Bombay Stock Exchange on Dalal Street is also located in this area. THE JEHANGIR ART GALLERY, COLABA and DHOBI GHAT - A unique feature of Mumbai, the dhobi is a traditional laundryman, who will collect your dirty linen, wash it, and return it neatly pressed to your doorstep. All for a pittance. The "laundries" are called "Ghats": row upon row of concrete wash pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone. The clothes are soaked in sudsy water, thrashed on the flogging stones, then tossed into huge vats of boiling starch and hung out to dry. Next they are ironed and piled into neat bundles. The most famous of these Dhobi Ghats is at Saat Rasta near Mahalaxmi Station where almost two hundred dhobis and their families work together in what has always been a hereditary occupation

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Mumbai

Mumbai – Amritsar (By Flight)

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Our guest relation executive will transfer you to Mumbai Airport to board Flight for Amritsar. Upon arrival in Amritsar Airport you are met by our executive and transferred to your pre booked Hotel

Afternoon visit to Wagah Border for Flag Ceremony
Wagah Border marks the boundaries between Indian and Pakistani borders, running along the Grand Trunk Road. People from all over the country visit this place to witness the Beating Retreat Ceremony that is held every day before sunset.This ceremony includes the closing of the international gates and lowering the flags of both countries. It is a spectacle to be witnessed and is an occasion where the heart of every Indian is filled with pride and enthusiasm.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Amritsar

Amritsar

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel

Later proceed along with your English speaking guide to do city tour of Amritsar. First visit the famous Golden Temple which is sacred to the Sikh Nation, here we will find time to tune into the amazing spiritual centre and feel the power that inspires the Sikh people worldwide. Continue the city tour and visit the Jallian Walla Bagh – Martyrs’ Memorial built in the shape of eternal flame of liberty is situated on the outskirts of Golden Temple. Here about 1500 and 2000 persons who were attending a peaceful meeting during the freedom movement fell under the bullets of the British General Dyer on 13 April 1919 and the city of Amritsar and visit Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum- The summer place of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. It is surrounded by the lovely garden Ram Bagh. Maharaja Ranjit Singh is a prominent figure, who had carved a niche for himself in the history of India. The Museum displays objects connecting to Maharaja Ranjit Singh such as arms and armour, outstanding paintings and century’s old coins and manuscripts.

In the evening visit to the Golden Temple to see the “Palki Ceremony” also known as the putting to bed ceremony. To the sound of hymns and drums, a gold and silver gilded palanquin (a carriage carried by bearers) decorated in silk carries the Guru Granth Sahib holy book from the main shrine to the gate of the inner sanctum.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Amritsar

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

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Shimla. Upon arrival in Shimla check in at your pre booked Hotel

Shimla is located in northern India, in the apple and cherry region of Himachal Pradesh. The British summer capital during colonial times, Shimla boasts many examples of original British architecture; from churches to offices, private residences and a theatre

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Shimla

Shimla

Breakfast in the Hotel

After breakfast proceed on a Heritage Walking Tour of Shimla.
The heritage walk begins at one end of the city and participants walk to every heritage monument in Shimla. Almost all of the historical monuments in the city are well preserved, and tourists from all over the world visit the city to take a heritage walk. As one explores the Heritage Zone, they will observe the different style of architecture used to build the offices, the castles, the hotels and the cottages.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Shimla

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)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later you are transferred to Shimla Railway station to board Toy Train Himalayan Queen at 1025 Hrs for Kalka. Upon arrival in Kalka Railway station at 1610 Hrs you connect onward Train Shatabdi Express at 1745 Hrs for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi Railway Station at 2155 Hrs you are met and transferred to your pre booked Hotel.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in 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

The Walk will take you through the streets and bazaars of Old Delhi and experience traditional Indian lifestyles. Visit the Jama Masjid mosque, Red Fort and the Chandni Chowk market. Taste some famous snacks, and enjoy a short ride by rickshaw to the spice market.

Once you have completed your Heritage walk you are met by your driver & guide who will then take you to visit the, Raj Ghat the cremation place of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.

Later then proceed on a Private Guided tour of New Delhi visiting India Gate – a war memorial which was built to salute the brave Indian soldiers of the British Army who lost their lives in World War 1, Rastrapati Bhawan or the President’s House and the Parliament Street where you can see various government buildings, Humayun's Tomb - This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, Qutab Minar - which is the tallest brick minaret in the world

After the city tour you return back to the hotel and relax.

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Delhi

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

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Jaipur. The famous walled capital city of Rajasthan. Jaipur has been fondly known as the “Pink City” since it was painted pink in 1876 as a sign of the people's hospitality towards the visiting Queen Victoria of England and the Prince of Wales.
Upon arrival in Jaipur check in at your pre booked Hotel

Late afternoon proceed for Eleday Elephant Camp Activities:
It Includes- Traditional way to get on elephant and get down, Painting on the elephant , Bathing the elephant, Bare back Elephant ride at Eleday park and in village and Feeding to the elephant.

For people who do not prefer to visit the Elephant Camp can opt to go to visit the Albert Hall with a Tonga Ride ( A Horse Drawn Carriage ) or may take a cooking class with a local family.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Jaipur

Jaipur

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel

Later proceed for a Private guided city tour of Jaipur visiting Amber Fort in the Aravali Hills, which is a super example of Rajput (medieval Hindu) style Architecture. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors in the Fort. We take the Jeep or the Elephant to reach the entrance to the Amber Fort. Your Guide will then continue the tour of Jaipur with the visit to the Jal Mahal a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city and from here you will proceed to visit the City Palace and Observatory. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthan and Mughal architecture, the complex has a variety of courtyards, gardens and buildings. The Palace of Winds – Also known as Hawa Mahal, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone has semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main Street of the old city. It was originally built to enable the ladies of the Royal household to watch everyday life

After the tour return back to your Hotel to rest before you are pick up for the Dinner with Dances at Chokhi Dhani. Chokhi Dhani has been the mirror of Rajasthan culture for the last 15 years. Chokhi Dhani started as part of ambiance for a restaurant has over the years, evolved as a tasteful and authentic symbol of ethnic village life of this most colorful state in the country. So much so that the name of Chokhi Dhani has become synonymous with Rajasthani culture throughout the country. Created a home with the backdrop of a Rajasthani village. The display of traditional huts and workmanship will take back to the times when splendor was unpretentious.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Jaipur

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

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Agra. The capital of the Mughal Empire in the 16th and 17th centuries, Agra is home to three UNESCO world heritage sites: the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri; all of which are legacies from Mughal times.

Enroute visit to the Fatehpursikri which is a world heritage site and was built by Akbar. It boasts of several palaces, Masjid’s and large halls which denote typical Mughal architecture and also Enroute visit to Abhaneri village -It is situated at a distance of 95 km from Jaipur, on the Jaipur-Agra road. The place is popular for the Chand Baori Step well .It consists of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories. It extends approximately 100 ft into the ground making it one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India. Upon arrival in Jaipur check in at your pre booked Hotel

Upon arrival in Agra check in at your pre booked Hotel

Evening spent at Mehtab Bagh Garden to witness the Sunset View of Taj Mahal
Mehtab Bagh was the last of the Mughal gardens, which were built along the River Yamuna. This crescent shaped garden is considered the ultimate spot for viewing Taj Mahal.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Agra

Agra

As per the time of the Sunrise you will be taken by your guideto visit the Famous Taj Mahal a fine example of the Mughal Architectural Styles is one of the seven Wonders of the Modern World. Built in 1652 by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal was built in white marble which took 22 Years to build by 20,000 skilled artisans. The Building’s stupendous scale, flawless symmetry, translucent white marble and shimmering reflection in the water channel are truly breathtaking

After viewing Taj Mahal we return to hotel for breakfast

After breakfast proceed on a Private Guided city tour of visiting Agra Fort - built near the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the important 16th-century Mughal monument. Agra Fort was also the headquarters for the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Itmad-Ud-Daulah a beautiful tomb built of red sandstone in the memory of architect of the Taj Mahal

Evening at 1830 Hrs Watch the Mohabbat-the-Taj: The Saga of Love Muscial Drama Show at The Kalakriti Cultural and Conventional Centre
This show that depicts the romantic love story of Emperor Shajahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal in the famous theater Kalakriti Cultural and Convention Center. You will be blown away by the creative dance and dramatic lighting with the 12’ x 12’ Taj Mahal replica as well as the lavish lifestyle of the Mughal Empire.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Agra

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

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Lucknow, The capital and the largest city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, situated on the banks of river Gomti. A city of kebabs and nawabs, of architecture and history, of literature and culture – that is Lucknow in a nutshell for you. From a slice of rich colonial history to modernized museums, this artistic hub of Awadh region beautifully brings together the opulence of a glittering past and the simplicity of a modern city.

Upon arrival in Lucknow check in at your pre booked Hotel

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Lucknow

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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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– £ 4725 / US$ 6780 per person for a minimum of 2 travellers on a twin or double sharing basis.
– £1650 / $2275 for single room supplement.

Price Valid till 30th April 2023 , Prices Quoted in Sterling Pounds & US Dollars & based in Standard Hotels

Included

  • Accommodation on Twin / Double Sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Houseboat on Full Board basis
  • Private Transfers
  • City Sightseeing
  • Air Conditioned Private Car with Driver
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Entrances to Monuments
  • Toy Train Ride from Kalka to Shimla
  • Train Ticket as per program
  • Domestic Flight as per Program
  • GST

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  • Insurance
  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Meals -Lunch and Dinner (except Houseboat)
  • Camera and Video charges
  • Tips
  • Visa Charges

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  2. Prices valid upto 30th April 2023.
  3. Christmas and New Year supplement applicable extra.
  4. Local taxes apply.

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