Taj Mahal and Kerala Tour 20N21D

Taj Mahal and Kerala Tour 20N21D

Taj Mahal and Kerala Tour 20N21D – Tour of Taj Mahal and Kerala covers Delhi, Agra, Calicut, Kasargod, Kannur, Vythiri, Calicut, Shornur, Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Alleppey and Kovalam

DAY 01 DELHI
Arrive Delhi, receive upon arrival and straight drive to hotel. Night stay at Delhi.

DAY 02 DELHI
Delhi – Breakfast at hotel.

Proceed for day tour of Old & New Delhi.

Evening will be at leisure. Overnight Delhi.

DAY 03 DELHI – AGRA – DELHI
Delhi – Agra – By road covering 201 km in 4hr.

Proceed by surface for Agra after breakfast. ENROUTE VISIT SIKANDRA.

Reach Agra and check into hotel.

Proceed for sightseeing.

Visit the TAJ MAHAL – one of the Seven Wonders of the World was built by Shah Jahan in 1631 AD and was completed in 1651AD. Taj Mahal – The symbol of Love was built in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal (Shah Jahan’ s second Wife).

AGRA FORT – Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction.

In the evening drive back to Delhi. Night stay at Delhi.

DAY 04 DELHI TO CALICUT TO KASARGOD
Morning after breakfast transfer to the domestic airport, board flight to Calicut. Arrive Calicut, direct transfer to Kasargod (about 195kms/ 04hrs), check into the hotel.

Starting with Kasargod as the gateway to God’s Own Country will put you in memory with a different face of Kerala – classical, ancient, and gentle. Definitely touched by colonialism but not ravaged by wars and intensely aware of its roots and traditions. Kasargod is known as the land of Gods, forts, rivers, hills and beautiful seashores. O/n Hotel.

Bekal Fort DAY 05 KASARGOD TO KANNUR
Morning after breakfast visit the Bekal Fort, the largest and the best-preserved fort in Kerala. After sightseeing we will make a drive to Kannur (about 115kms/03hrs) , a city known for its handloom and beedi (local cigarettes) industries. Check into the hotel. Evening we make a short drive to Sree Muthappan Temple in Parassinikadavu (18kms). Temple stands on the banks of the Valapattanam River. This is the only temple in Kerala where Theyyam the ritual dance form of North Kerala is performed every morning and evening. The temple’s non-conformist nature is also evident in the unusual custom of offering dried fish and toddy to the deity. Back to the hotel. O/n Hotel.

DAY 06 KANNUR
Morning after breakfast we will make a short drive to the Payyambalam Beach, the long and clean beach of Kannur town is famous for its flat laterite cliffs that just into the sea.

Also visit the St. Angelo Fort, this sea front laterite fort was constructed in 1505 AD by the first Portuguese Viceroy, with the consent of the ruling Kolathiri Raja. Afternoon visit the Ezhimala about 55km from Kannur town, at a height of 885 feet is Ezhimala, an isolated but conspicuous cluster of hills. The foot of hills is a cave and an old burial chamber. The combination of high hills and sandy beach make Ezhimala a beautiful spot. Back to the hotel. O/n Hotel.

DAY 07 KANNUR TO VYTHIRI
Morning after breakfast drive to Vythiri (about 160kms/04hrs) through Wayanad district with its peculiar and unique geographical positions is blessed with mist clad mountains and sylvan valleys. It is situated at a height of 700 to 1200 metres above sea level. The hills which might have been thick forest once are now plantations of coffee, tea and cardamom. There is luxuriant greenery all around. Check into the hotel. The rest of the day relax to explore the surrounding forests. O/n Hotel.

DAY 08 VYTHIRI
Morning we will do a trek to Ambakuthi Hills, there are the two Edakkal Caves, natural rock cut – out formation, formed by a large split in a huge rock roofed over by other large rocks, all fixed in position through natural processes. Back to the hotel, rest of the day to relax. O/n Hotel.

DAY 09 VYTHIRI TO CALICUT
Morning after breakfast drive to Calicut (about 75kms/02hrs), is famous in history as the capital of the Zamorin Rajas. It was one of the great ports on the west coast and is a port of call for cargo steamers even today. Check into the hotel. Afternoon we make a short drive to Kappad where Vasco-da-Gama set foot on the sands of Kappad beach, on 27th May 1498 AD. Enjoy the evening in the beach to watch the beautiful sunset. O/n Hotel.

DAY 10 CALICUT TO SHORNUR
Morning after breakfast drive to Shornur (about 125kms/03hrs), check into the heritage hotel located at the banks of ‘Bharathapuza’, a river of astonishing beauty, poetry and silence and close to the famed institute of arts – Kalamandalam. Evening we will make a short visit to Kerala Kalamandalam, responsible for the renaissance of Kathakali dance, was founded by the famous poet, the late Vallathol. Visit the training sessions from 1530 to 1730hrs. Evening spend the time on the banks of the river to watch the beautiful sunset. O/n Hotel.

DAY 11 SHORNUR TO COCHIN
Late morning we drive to Cochin, enroute visit the Guruvayoor. Visit the Punnathur Kotta, an ancient fort which houses 40 temple elephants. Drive to Cochin (about 100kms/02hrs). Check into the hotel. The rest of the day to relax or stroll around the antique street in Kochi. O/n Hotel.

COCHIN DAY 12 COCHIN
Formed for its natural harbour, one of the finest in the world, Cochin has earned the sobriquet “Queen of the Arabian Sea”. Here you can see the oldest churches in India. The ancient temples, churches and synagogues. From time immemorial, Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, British and Portuguese sea farers followed the sea route to Cochin and left their impressions on the town.

Morning we make a short drive to visit the Mattancherry ‘Dutch’ Palace was built by Portuguese in 1557 and presented to the Cochin Raja, Kerala Varma. Afterthat move to the Jewish Synagogue, built in 1568. The great scrolls of the Old Testament and a number of copper plates inscribed in the Hebrew script are preserved in this synagogue. Later on to St. Francis Church, this Protestant church was built originally by the Portuguese in 1510 AD and it is believed to be the first church built by the Europeans in India. Vasco-da-Gama was buried here. Evening visit the Fort Kochin, the entrance of the harbour is dotted by the Chinese Fishing Nets. Silhouetted against the sunset, they present a spectacular sight of Cochin’s waterfront. O/n Hotel.

DAY 13 COCHIN TO MUNNAR
Morning after breakfast drive to Munnar (about 145kms/03hrs) is a beautiful, peaceful hill station covered with unending expanse of tea plantations, with an altitude ranging from 1600 to 1800 metres from sea level. Check into the hotel. Afternoon drive to the nearby Eravikulam wildlife Sanctuary, the home of the largest population of Ibex existing in the world now. O/n Hotel.

DAY 14 MUNNAR TO THEKKADY
Morning after breakfast drive to Thekkady (about 105kms/03hrs), the drive to Thekkady itself is enchanting as the road winds through rich plantations and jungles. Check into the hotel. Afternoon we will do a spice walk through various plantations. The rest of the day to relax. O/n Hotel.

DAY 15 THEKKADY
Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary is one of the India’s major sanctuaries, with elephant, monkeys and wild boar in abundance, as well as some other elusive but occasionally spotted species such as tigers. The sanctuary offers a lovely and comfortable way to see the animals, via boat rides on the man-made lake, which the wildlife areas encircle. Explore the sanctuary by cruising. O/n Hotel.

DAY 16 THEKKADY TO KUMARAKOM
Morning drive to Kumarakom (about 140kms/03hrs), the drive gives you a breathtaking views laid out in its glory along the road which winds from Periyar to Kottayam through the tranquil countryside, plantations of rubber, tea, coffee, cardamom and pepper. Check into the hotel. The rest of the day free to relax or visit the Bird sanctuary nearby known for local varieties. O/n Hotel.

KUMARAKOM DAY 17 KUMARAKOM
Morning after breakfast we make a drive to Aranmula, the heritage village in India, is also famous for its metal mirrors and the only ritual snake boat race of Kerala, which take place every year during Onam season. Visit the Vijnana Kala Vedi, a cultural centre has been introducing foreign visitors into Indian arts since 1977, when it was created by Ms. Louba Schid, a European artist living in Kerala since 1968, studying and performing Kathakali. Aranmula is world famous for its metal mirrors, “Aranmula Kannady”, unique for its alloy and its ancient method “lost wax” and polishing techniques. The proportion of the alloy is a secret, known only to the manufacturers, i.e. only to the members of a family who had been passing on this secret from generation to generations. We arrange a visit to the metal mirror workshops and the school for traditional architecture and mural painting. Back to the hotel. O/n Hotel.

DAY 18 KUMARAKOM TO ALLEPPEY
Morning we make a small cruise towards Alleppey, washed by the silvery waves of the Arabian Sea, interlocked with a large number of canals and bridges. Board a houseboat from the Finishing point boat jetty, cruise through the enchanting backwaters and lagoons. O/n Houseboat.

DAY 19 ALLEPPEY TO KOVALAM
Morning after breakfast disembark from the houseboat, drive to Kovalam (about 180kms/04hrs) India’s most spectacular beach. Enroute visit the Napier Museum, an absolute gem of architectural exuberance. Visit the Padmanabhaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Check into the hotel. The rest of the day to relax. O/n Hotel.

DAY 20 KOVALAM
The boundless blue of the Arabian Sea and the unwinding mile of fine sand washed by a surf which roars and hisses at the feet of coconuts palms,MUMBAI Kovalam is a sheltered natural bay.. You can sunbathe on the silver sands, the whole day on the beaches. O/n Hotel.

DAY 21 KOVALAM TO MUMBAI
Morning free to relax. Afternoon transfer to the Trivandrum domestic airport, board flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival, we will have the dinner from a good local restaurant, transfer to the Mumbai International airport to board flight to your home country.

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Kerala Ayurveda Tour 9N10D

Kerala Ayurveda Tour 9N10D

Kerala Ayurveda Tour 9N10D – Tour of Taj Mahal and Kerala – the land of Ayurveda covers Delhi, Agra, Cochin, Ernakulum, Alleppey, Trivandrum and Kovalam

DAY 01 DELHI
Arrive Delhi, receive upon arrival and straight drive to hotel. Night stay at Delhi.

DAY 02 DELHI
Delhi – Breakfast at hotel.

Proceed for day tour of Old & New Delhi.

Evening will be at leisure. Overnight Delhi.

DAY 03 DELHI – AGRA – DELHI
Delhi – Agra – By road covering 201 km in 4hr.

Proceed by surface for Agra after breakfast. ENROUTE VISIT SIKANDRA.

Reach Agra and check into hotel.

Proceed for sightseeing.

Visit the TAJ MAHAL – one of the Seven Wonders of the World was built by Shah Jahan in 1631 AD and was completed in 1651AD. Taj Mahal – The symbol of Love was built in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal (Shah Jahan’ s second Wife).

AGRA FORT – Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction.

In the evening drive back to Delhi. Night stay at Delhi.

Day 04: Morning transfer to catch flight for Cochin.
Arrive by flight to Cochin. Transfer to Hotel Casino. Afternoon city sightseeing – Dutch Palace, Synagogue Old Fort Cochin, St Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets.

Day 05: Morning sightseeing of Ernakulam,
including the visit to Parishath Thamburan Museum and the Museum of Kerala History of Edapally . Late evening attend a preformance of Kathakali Dance.

Day 06: Drive to Alleppey and board the houseboat.
It will take you on a backwater cruise and back to hotel for the night .

Day 07: Houseboat/ disembark from the house boat and continue your drive to Trivandrum.
Afternoon city tour – Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Shri Chitra Art Gallery and Fort Area, continue your drive to Kovalam and overnight at Ayurvedic Beach Resort.

Day 08 – 09: Day free for relaxation and optional Ayurvedic Therapy/Yoga/Meditation.

During your stay in Kovalam Beach you may take time off to visit the Kalari Martial Arts Gymnasium in Trivandrum or take a full day excursion to Kanyakumari.

Day 10: Leave for your final departure.

To get this Kerala Ayurveda Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.

Kerala Tour Package 9N10D

Kerala Tour Package 9N10D

Kerala Tour Package – 9N10D

Destinations Covered: Kovalam- Alleppey- Kumarakom- Thekkady – Munnar- Cochin

Day 1 – Cochin

Your tour starts right from your arrival at Cochin airport / Railway Station. Cochin sight seeing – Jew Synagogue, Dutch Palace St.Francis Church, Chineese fishing nets, Marine drive.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 2 – Cochin- Munnar

After Breakfast check out from the Hotel and Proceed to Munnar. On the way visit the water falls of Valara and Cheeyappara. Check in to the Hotel at Munnar. Overnight Stay at the Hotel

Day 3 – Munnar

Local sight seeing (Mattupetty Dam, Tea Plantation). Sightseeing Munnar – visit Rajamalai to see the Nilgiri Tahrs, Mattupetty where boating facility is available, The Echo-point , Kundala lake for boating in Shikara type of boats, Top Station – The border.

Day 4 – Munnar

Enjoy the cool and transcendent climate and the unpolluted environments. You will be visiting Munnar’s tea plantations.Take a stroll through the blue hills kissing the clouds, inhaling the sweet scent of fresh tea leaves. The endless greenery will make you a poet or dip in your favorite book in the lap of mother nature.

Day 5 – Munnar- Thekkady

Check out from the Hotel and proceed to Thekkady.Check in to the Hotel  at Thekkady. Boating at Periyar Lake to watch the wild life. Overnight stay at Hotel/Resort.

Day 6 – Thekkady – Kumarakom

Check out from the Hotel and proceed to Kumarakom.Check in to the Hotel  at  Kumarakom. On the way visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctury. Overnight stay at Hotel/Resort.

Day 7 – Kumrarakom- Alleppey

Check in to Deluxe houseboat for an overnight cruise through the unique back waters of Kerala. Houseboat will be your transportation for the day and accommodation for the night. Glide along the narrow canals laced by the infinite greenery imparted by coconut palms, watch the gentle and soothing greenery of paddy fields and the village folk at work.

Relax on board listening.

Day 8 – Alleppey-Kovalam

After check out proceed to Kovalam. Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach and Ashoka Beach – the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach. Relax on beaches

Overnight stay at Hotel/Resort.

Day 9 – Kovalam

After breakfast proceed to Kanyakumary. Visit to Vzhinjam Marine aquariam,Padmanabhapuram Palace, Suchindra Temple finally Kanyakumary beach

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 10 – Kovalam -Trivandrum

Transfer to Trivandrum,drop at Airport / Railway station

To catch flight/train.

To get this Kerala Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.

 

Kerala Tour Package 7N8D

Kerala Tour Package 7N8D

Kerala Tour Package – 7N8D

Destinations Covered: Cochin- Munnar – Thekkady – Alleppey- Kovalam- Kanyakumari

Day 1 – Cochin

Your tour starts right from your arrival at Cochin airport / Railway Station. Cochin sightseeing – Jew Synagogue, Dutch Palace St.Francis Church, Chineese fishing nets, Marine drive.

Overnight stay  at the resort/Hotel.

Day 2 – Cochin- Munnar

Check out from Hotel and proceed to Munnar. Kerala is blessed with amazing beauty of nature and it can be seen and you will enjoy all throughout your journey through honeymoon tour Kerala. On the way visit the water falls of  valara and  cheeyappara.Overnight stay at Munnar Resort/Hotel.

Day 3 – Munnar

You are now to experience the beauty of the green paradise on your honeymoon vacations. Local sight seeing (Mattupetty Dam,Tea Plantation) Sightseeing Munnar – visit Rajamalai to see the Nilgiri Tahrs,Mattupetty where boating facility is available. The Echo-Point,Kundala Lake for boating in Shikara type of boats,Top Station- The Border.

Day 4 – Munnar- Thekkady

Check out from the Hotel and proceed to Thekkady.Check in to the Hotel  at Thekkady. Boating at Periyar Lake to watch the wild life. Overnight stay at the resort/Hotel.

Day 5 – Thekkady- Alleppey

Check in to Deluxe houseboat for an overnight cruise through the unique back waters of Kerala. Houseboat will be your transportation for the day and accommodation for the night. Glide along the narrow canals laced by the infinite greenery imparted by coconut palms, watch the gentle and soothing greenery of paddy fields and the village folk at work.

Relax on board listening.

Day 6 – Alleppey- Kovalam

After breakfast check out from the  proceed to Kovalam. Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach and Ashoka Beach – the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach. Relax on beaches

Overnight stay  at the resort/Hotel

Day 7 – Kovalam-Kanyakumari

After breakfast check out from the Hotel and  proceed to Kanyakumary. On the way Visit to Vzhinjam Marine aquariam,Padmanabhapuram Palace, Suchindra Temple finally Kanyakumary beach. Check in to the Resort. After sunset come back to Resort.

Overnight stay  at the resort/Hotel.

Day 8 – Kanyakumari- Trivandrum

Transfer to Trivandrum,drop at Airport / Railway station. To Catch flight/Train.

To get this Kerala Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.