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Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam
(16 nights / 17 days)

Day 01 : Delhi
Meet and assist on arrival and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 : Delhi
After breakfast start with a tour of Old Delhi. Visit the old city of Shahjananbad where you will the see imposing Red Fort one of the most magnificent palaces in the world.
Later visit Jama Masjid the largest mosque in India and a stunning example of Mughal architecture and the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi (memorial of Mahatma Gandhi) at Raj Ghat. Situated on the bank of the legendary Yamuna River.
Afternoon tour of New Delhi. In 1911, the British asked Lutyens to design a new city, the result was New Delhi, The architectural designs, and sophistication of the buildings and the wide tree lines avenues are reminiscent of many European cities.
Visit Connaught Place the hub of the city mainly devoted to shops, banks and restaurants. Then on to Rajpath flanked by Ornamental ponds and lawns, with India Gate at one end and the Presidents house at the other Rajpath most clearly reflects Lutyens European influence. Drive past the impressive president’s house and the Parliament House and visit Humayuns Tomb, Delhi’s first Mughal tomb its sombre, Persian-style elegance marks this as one of Delhi’s finest historic sites.
Finally visit Qutub Minar. Built In 1199 either as a victory tower or as a minaret to the adjacent mosque, at a height of 72.5 meters. It is still the highest, and one of the finest stone towers in India.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03 :  Delhi - Agra
Drive from Delhi to Agra by A/c vehicle; Approximately 203 Kms – 5 hrs.
Upon arrival meet and assist and check in at Hotel. Proceed for sightseeing tour of the world famous and one of the seven wonder “Taj Mahal” built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 year to complete this Love Poem in Marble. (Friday closed). 
Later visit to the Agra fort, on the banks of river Yamuna, is the crescent-like Agra Fort. Designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D., the fort is surrounded by a 70 foot high wall. It houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces including the Jahangiri Mahal, Khas Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i- Am, Machihi Bhawan and Moti Masjid. The fort has four gates and is enclosed by a double tlemented wall of red sand stone. Overnight Stay at Hotel.

Day 04 : Agra - Jaipur
Drive from Agra to Jaipur by AC vehicle; Approximately 238 Kms – 5 & 1/2 hrs.
En-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, as the old capital of the Mughal but was abandoned after just 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other palaces, which are still preserved in much of their original glory.
Upon arrival in Jaipur check in at Hotel for Overnight stay.

Day 05 : Jaipur
After breakfast visit to the Amber Fort a classic, Rajasthani Fort Palace with huge ramparts and watchtowers. A decorated elephant or jeep will take you up to the fort. Amber was the capital before Jaipur was built. Visit the marble Palace, temple of victory, hall of mirrors, which are excellent examples of ancient Rajput architecture.
In the afternoon proceed for city sightseeing including a visit to the City Palace the former Royal residence, part of which is now converted into a museum, Hawa Mahal (The Palace of the Winds), a five storey building with semi octagonal and delicately honey combed sandstone windows. Jantar Mantar, an 18th century astronomical Observatory, which is the largest stone and marble, crafted observatory in the world. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06 : Jaipur – Cochin (via Mumbai)
Transfers to the Airport in time for Flight to Cochin; upon arrival transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07 : Cochin
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Cochin includes a visit to the Dutch Palace originally built by the Portuguese, which houses a fine collection of mural paintings.
The Jewish Synagogue built in 1568 & magnificently decorated with Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers.
Visit the St. Francis Church, which is the oldest church, built by Europeans in India.
See the Chinese Fishing nets that line the tip of Fort Cochin and which are the only ones of their kind in India. It is believed that traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets here.
Finally visit the Hill Palace Museum (closed on Mondays), which displays articles of archeological importance.
In the evening attend a Traditional Kathakali dance performance. The Dance involves the enactment of an episode from the epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The performers convey moods, emotions and inner sensibilities by facial expressions and gestures. The costume of the Kathakali dance is a striking sight. The elaborate facial paint made from rice power treated with various colors, is an indication of the nature of the character being portrayed. The heroes have green faces; the villain’s red or black, while the holy men and female characters have yellow faces.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08 : Cochin – Munnar
After breakfast drive to Munnar by A/c Car; approximately 135 Kms/ 3 & 1/2 Hrs. On arrival check in at hotel.
Breath taking beauty and a haven of peace and tranquility make Munnar one of the most idyllic tourist destinations in Kerala. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft, Munnar is one of the best summer resorts of India. Unending expanse of tea plantations, pristine valleys and mountains, exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests, aroma of spice scented cool air, Munnar has all these and more.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09 : Munnar - Periyar
At afternoon drive to Periyar by A/c Car; approximately 106 Kms/ 2 & 1/2 Hrs.  On arrival check in at hotel for overnight stay. 
Periyar, one of the well known wildlife sanctuaries of South India is famous for wild animals especially elephants. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar dam across the Periyar river adds to the charm of the park.  This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake.

Day 10 : Periyar
Morning go for boat cruise in the lake to watch wildlife. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11 : Periyar – Kumarakom - Alleppey
At Afternoon drive to Kumarakom by A/c Car Approximately 130 Kms/ 3 & ½ Hrs.
A beautiful destination of mangroves forest, green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals, the village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake. The bird sanctuary here is an ornithologist’s paradise and a favorite haunt of migratory birds. The lakes here provide boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are truly exhilarating.
On arrival board on House Boat for 1 night and move towards Alleppey.

Day 12 : Alleppey - Kovalam
After breakfast checkout and drive to Kovalam by A/c Car approximately 170 Kms /4 & ½ Hrs. On arrival check in at hotel for 3 nights. Overnight at hotel.
On arrival board on House Boat for 1 night and move towards Alleppey.

Day 13-15 : Kovalam
At Leisure
After a sumptuous breakfast, rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 16 : Kovalam
After breakfast transfer to airport for onward destination.