Day 01 : Arrival Delhi
Arrive at Delhi's airport, meet and greet upon arrival with Warm Welcome garlanding with fresh marigold flowers and transfer to hotel for check in. (Check in time at hotel is 12 noon ) Overnight at hotel
Delhi - believed to have been founded by the Pandava brothers around 2nd or 3rd century B.C., is one of the oldest cities in India. The city has been raised out of ashes and ruins seven times. Be it the Tomars of the 7-8th century or the Ghori’s, The Khalkis, the Tughlaqs, the Saiyads, The Lodis, the Mughals and finally the British rulers, each has contributed to the colorful history of the city. Overnight at hotel
Day 02 : Delhi
Morning after breakfast proceed for half day city tour of Old Delhi takes you to the magnificent Red Fort- a marvel in red sandstone, built on the banks of River Yamuna by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. Visit Raj Ghat (memorial to Mahatma Gandhi), Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India. Drive past Chandni Chowk, once an imperial avenue of Mughal Royalty which today is the busiest commercial area of the city.
(Red fort closed on Mondays)
Afternoon tour of New Delhi. Visit the 12th century Qutab Minar. Drive past the India Gate ( war memorial dedicated to the lives of lais down by Indian soldiers), the President residence- formerly the Viceroy's Palace, Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings,- an interesting blend of the Victorian and 20th century architecture. Overnight at hotel
Day 03 : Delhi – Agra
Early Morning transfer to railway station intime to connect Shatabdi express to Agra (0605 Hrs - 0810 Hrs) Meet upon arrival in Agra Cantt Railway Station and transfer to hotel for check in.
Afternoon sightseeing in Agra. Visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shahjahan in 1648 in memory of his Queen Mumtaj 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 years to complete this 'Love poem in Marble'. (Taj Mahal closed on Fridays)
Later visit the Agra Fort containing the halls private and public audiences and other palaces. Overnight at hotel
Day 04 : Agra - Fatehpur Sikri – Bharatpur
Morning after breakfast drive to Bharatpur enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri . Fatehpur Sikri designed by Akbar as his capital , was lived in for only a very few years . It is beautiful architectural city built of Red sandstone . Upon arrival Bharatpur check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 05 : Bharatpur
Morning after breakfast 02 Hours cycle rickshaw ride in Bharatpur , Afternoon at leisure to explore by your own . Over night at hotel.
Day 06 : Bharatpur – Jaipur
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur , on arrival check in at hotel . Afternoon enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the bustling bazaars. Jaipur is renowned for textile block printing, blue pottery, carpet weaving, semi-precious stones . Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Jaipur
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned Elephant for the climb to the main gate. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
Afternoon tour of the Pink City – will include City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here. Also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colorful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Jaipur – Bangalore (By Flight)
Morning after breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight to Bangalore
Arrive Bangalore by flight meet and greet upon arrival at the airport & transfer to hotel . Afternoon half day city tour in Bangalore.Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Bangalore – Hassan
Morning drive to Hassan enroute visit Shranvanabelgola . Afternoon excursion to the 11th century temples of Belur & Halebid . Overnight at hotel
Day 10 : Hassan - Mysore
Morning drive to Mysore enroute visit Srirangapatnam - Tips Sultan`s 18th century summer palace . Afternoon at leisure . Overnight at hotel
Day 11 : Mysore
Morning after breakfast city sightseeing including Mysore Palace . Afternoon Excursion to Somnathpur Situated at a distance of 35 kms from Mysore, this village has one of the best preserved and the only complete Hoysala temple. The various sculptures and carvings of the Kesava temple depict the stories from the Hindu mythologies and epics. Overnight at hotel
Day 12 : Mysore - Ooty
Morning drive by Car to Ooty , on arrival check in at Hotel . Rest of the day at leisure . Overnight at hotel
Day 13 : Ooty
Morning half day sightseeing & visit the local bazaar etc , afternoon enjoy the toy train ride . Overnight at hotel
Day 14 : Ooty – Cochin
Morning drive to Cochin. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening at leisure to explore the city on their own. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 : Cochin
Morning sightseeing tour of Cochin -The spirit of the Portuguese, Dutch and the English lingers in the narrow streets and the houses of Cochin. The city was put on the World Map by Vasco da Gama, who was also buried here in the St. Francis Church. Overnight at hotel
Day 16 : Cochin – Periyar
After breakfast, drive to Periyar. Upon arrival Periyar - check into hotel Periyar - Sprawling across 777 sq. kms. of the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats, Thekkady is the home to one of the largest wildlife reserves in India. Alive with exotic flora and vibrant wildlife, it is the perfect getaway tucked away among hills. Rest of the time will be at leisure, Evening visit local spice market. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17 : Periyar
Morning 2 hours guided walk in the Forest with Forest guide , Afternoon at 04 PM boat cruise on the Lake of the famous Periyar wildlife sanctuary to see wild life. Periyar - an artificial lake or reservoir created by a dam on Periyar River is the heart of the Wildlife Sanctuary wild elephants, Asiatic Deer, Black Buck and even Tigers come to shores of the lake for a drink .Overnight at hotel
Day 18 : Periyar – Kumarakom
After brreakfast drive to Kumarakom. Upon arrival Kumarkom check in hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure or enjoy the Ayurveda message facility at the hotel on direct payment. Overnight at hotel.
Day 19 : Kumarakom (Embark On The Houseboat)
After breakfast time at leisure . Later embark on the houseboat and begin your journey through the picturesque backwaters and small lakes relaxing in the tranquility of Kerala's beautiful scenery. Experience the way of life and activity of the local people, the two bedroom house with a lounge is exclusively for you, meals will be served with freshly bought produce from the local markets and cooked on board. Overnight on board
Day 20 : Houseboat - Alleppey – Cochin
Morning explore the rural life of Kerala , Breakfast on board. Sail to Alleppey & disembark from houseboat and drive to Cochin. On arrival in Cochin transfer to the international airport to board flight for onward destination.