Myriad India’s Highlights

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Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days
Places Covered: Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Shahpurabagh / Udaipur / Mumbai / Cochin / Houseboat / Alleppey / Thekkady   India tourism with its foggy hill stations, captivating beaches, historical monuments, golden deserts, serene backwaters, pilgrimage sites, rich wildlife, and colorful fairs capture the heart of every tourist. Travel through the lovely Indian states and discover closely the resplendent colors and rich cultural locales of this incredible land. Our India tourism guide provides you a glimpse of travel and tourism in India, India tourism information about south India tourism, north India tourism, and all the major tourist destinations, and tourism services of India.

Day 01: Delhi Arrival
Welcome in India! On Arrival at Delhi International Airport, Namaste India Trip Representative will greet and meet you and transfer you to Hotel. Check into Hotel. Evening time is free for you to explore Delhi Haat. Later back to hotel and Overnight stay at Delhi.

Delhi: Delhi takes pride in being the capital of the country for many dynasties. It is in fact a city wrapped in legend, where time flows differently, and where every moment becomes a moment of history. A vibrant melting pot, it encapsulates two very different worlds, the ‘old’ and the ‘new’, each representing delectably different experiences. It is sprinkled with glittering gems like: captivating ancient monuments, magnificent museums, a vivacious performing-arts scene and some of the subcontinent’s yummiest places to eat. Delhi blends within its folds the great cultural variety of India with many attraction including Red Fort, The Qutub Minar, The Humayun’s Tomb, The India Gate, The Lotus Temple, The Akshardham Temple.

Chandni Chawk, Delhi Haat, Janpath market, Connaught Place, Khan market are top markets in Delhi which is a treasure trove of goods waiting to be discovered.

Day 2: Delhi City Tour
Today after having a hearty breakfast, we are fully packed to explore the old and n new Delhi including Red Fort, the Jama Masjid and the Humayun Tomb. Along the streets of old Delhi you will see the Raj Ghat and Mahatma Gandhi Memorial. Return to your hotel in the evening and stay overnight in your hotel

Day 03: Delhi- Agra/ 209 Km- 3 Hrs
This morning after breakfast you will drive to Mughal city Agra and check into your hotel. Enroute you may also visit Mathura-the birth place of Lord Krishana. This afternoon visit world’s seventh wonder Taj Mahal and Red Fort. This famous Taj Mahal is a symbol of love, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. You may also visit Dayal Bagh. By evening return to your hotel for overnight stay.

Taj Mahal: In the year 1631 Shah Jahan, once a Muslim army commander, the Mogul Emperor in central India lost his beloved pregnant wife Mumtaz Mahal only a few minutes after giving birth to her fourteenth child, a daughter. The final request of his wife was for him not to marry again and prove their endless love by building a dreamlike beautiful mausoleum.

The emperor mourned his dearest wife for two years, changing his wealthy appearance into pure and simple. It was told that his hair turned white in one night because of his deep sadness. As promised, Shan Jahan built the Taj Mahal, in Agra in northern India by the river of Jumna fulfilling the dream of his wife.
The enormous Taj Mahal with a dome height of 240 feet which carries approximately twelve thousand tons was enriched with lovable gardens. The architectural style was a blend of Hindu and Muslim to this day it is not known who the architect was.

Day 04: Agra- Jaipur/ 236 Km- 5 Hrs
Today morning drive to Jaipur. Enroute visit Citadel Mughal Emperor Akbar’s Fatehpur Sikri. Check into your hotel on arrival at Jaipur. Evening free for leisure.Later we will move for dinner at “Chokhi Dhani” which is famous for Rajasthani Cuisne. Overnight in Jaipur.

Jaipur: Apart from being the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is also the largest city of the state. The foundation of the city dates back to the eighteenth century, with credit to the great warrior and astronomer Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. The glorious past of Jaipur comes alive in the palaces and forts in the city where once lived the royal clans. The majestic forts and havelis, the beautiful temples, the serene landscapes, and the rich cultural heritage, have made Jaipur an ideal destination for tourists.

Day 05: Jaipur City Tour
Morning after breakfast; enjoy visiting Amber Fort with an elephant ride there. Later on enjoy sightseeing city tour of Jaipur. Visit City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal. Evening free for shopping local handicraft. Overnight stay at Jaipur.

Day 06: Jaipur- Shahpurabagh/ 231 Km- 4 Hrs
Today after breakfast we will move towards Shahpur Bagh. On arrival at Shahpur Bagh check into resort. Evening free to explore this Heritage Place. Overnight stay at Resort.

Shahpur Bagh: Shahpura Bagh is situated at midway between Jaipur and Udaipur. Shahpura Bagh was the summer residence of the rulers of Shahpura. The 30-acre estate was granted by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to Rajadhiraj Suraj Mal, Rana Pratap’s grandson in 1630 AD for successful military campaigns against the Marathas and Afghans.

Day 07: Shahpurbagh- Udaipur/220- 3.30 Hrs
Today Morning, after breakfast we will transfer for Udaipur. On arrival, a warm greeting awaits you at the hotel check into the hotel. Evening you can enjoy boat ride on the beautiful Lake Pichola. Overnight stay is at hotel in Udaipur.

Udaipur is a lovely blend of water, lush green hills that set fire and passion in poet. Its palaces are straight out of a fairy-tale book, lakes, forts, palaces, temples, gardens, mountains and narrow lanes lines withdrawn with stalls, relives the reminisces of a heroic past, valor and chivalry. Their reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichola is excitement that defines imagination. Udaipur is one of the most romantic cities of world, also known as the Venice of East.

DAY 08: UDAIPUR Local sightseeing
Morning, at leisure. After breakfast, visit the romantic city of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace which is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan; Jagdish temple, a fine Indo Aryan temple built in 1651; Sahelion ki Bari or Garden of the Maids of Honour, which is a small garden with its fountains, kiosks, marble elephants & lotus pool. Evening, boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight stay at Udaipur.

Day 09: Udaipur- Mumbai
Today after breakfast we will move towards Mumbai. On arrival at Mumbai, check into hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Mumbai.

Mumbai: Mumbai undeniably is the business capital of India and one of the major port cities in the country. Mumbai has a diverse nature and multi-cultural lifestyle. The culture here is a fine amalgamation of festivities, religions, music, food, music and theatres. Mumbai is said to have most active nightlife in comparison to other cities.This city celebrates the festivals of every religion with grandeur and fervour. The popular festivals celebrated in Mumbai are Diwali, Holi, Eid, Christmas, Navratri, Good Friday, Dussehra, Moharram, Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja and Maha Shivratri. Fairs and fests add on to the glitter of the city; Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is an exhibition that displays works of various renowned artists in the fields of music, dance, theatre, and films. Also, Bandra fair is an annual fair that begins on the next Sunday after September 8 each year. This festival commemorates the nativity of Mother Mary on September 8.

Day 10: Mumbai City Tour
This morning take a full-Day sightseeing tour of Mumbai city, rich blend of East and West. The tour includes visits to 26 meters high British-built Arch “Gateway of India”, Mumbai’s landmark built to honour the visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Marine Drive dubbed, as the Queen’s Necklace is Mumbai’s most popular promenades and a favorite sunset watching spot. The Kamla Nehru Park from where you have a picturesque view of the city, Hanging Gardens are so named since they are located on top of a series of tanks that supply water to Mumbai. Pass by the `towers of silence’ the crematorium of the Parsis. Also visit Mani Bhawan a private house where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay when he visited Mumbai. It is now a museum and research library with 20,000 volumes. Overnight stay at Mumbai.

Day11: Mumbai- Cochin- Munnar (140 Km/04 hrs)
Morning transfer to the airport towards Cochin. On Arrival at the Cochin airport. Our representative meets and welcomes you on your arrival to Cochin Airport. Later our representative assists you to transfer to Munnar. Throughout the journey to Munnar, you have opportunity to see the different face of beauty of nature. See the pristine stream, lovely waterfall and the well organized tea bushes and spice plantation filling the surrounding air with aroma. On arrival at Munnar check in at hotel .Rest of the Day is free for leisure. Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 12: Munnar Sightseeing
Enjoy the early morning breakfast and later get ready to enjoy Munnar tour. Munnar is blessed with heavenly beauty and blissful ambiance. Here visit to well organized tea gardens with ever-ending tea bushes, Mattupetty Lake and Dam, Echo Point ( Here the sound comes back to you), Kundale Lake and Rajmalai. Also visit to Eravikulam National Park a home to rare and endangered mountain goat also called Nilgiri Thar.Return back on time to the hotel. Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 13: Munnar-Thekkady (110 Kms/ 3 and ½ Kms)
After Breakfast Proceed for Thekkady. On arrival check into the Hotel. Later we will drive you to Visit Periyar wild life sanctuary. It is one of India’s most fascinating natural wildlife sanctuaries, where one can watch wildlife at close range. The vegetation, flora & fauna and birds are uniquely rich & varied and do not bear semblance to any other wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Even a casual visitor to this place will not fail to observe the special ecological pattern. The very sound of the name conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hill & spice scented plantations. The sanctuary is one of the best in the country for watching & photographing wild life. Notable among the inhabitants are the tigers, majestic Asiatic wild elephants & distinctive Nilgiri Langur. Return back to hotel. Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 14: Thekkady – Alleppey (130 kms. – 03 hrs.)
After the breakfast proceed to the boat Jetty, board the beautifully decorated houseboats and begin the enchanting backwater cruising. The backwater of Kerala is a unique product of Kerala and is found nowhere else in the world. A glide in a “Kettuvallam” (Houseboat) through the enchanting backwaters is sure to rob your heart. You’re in a watery universe, so quiet, even you can hear your own blood pumping around your head. Sparkling greens, emerald backwaters, coir-laden houseboats and magical beauty heals your mind and body as you travel to surreal Kerala. Overnight stay at the Houseboat.

Day 15: Alleppey- Kovalam (154 Kms)
Enjoy the healthy morning breakfast and leisure time on houseboat. Later at 0900 Hrs boat arrives at Alleppey finishing point jetty, Check out from the houseboat and proceed toward Kovalam. Evening enjoy beach. Overnight stay at Kovalam.

Day 16: Kovalam-Kanyakumari- Kovalam
Morning after breakfast visit Kanyakumari Local sightseeing, back to Kovalam, night stay at Kovalam.

Day 17: Kovalam – Trivandrum (18 Km)
Morning enjoy beautiful sun-rise at Kovalam and after breakfast transfer to Trivandrum City Tour including Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, Shangumugham Beach, Veli Tourist Village, Museum, Zoo & Art Gallery ect. Overnight stay at Trivandrum.

Day 18: Trivandrum Dep
Morning after breakfast transfer to airport to catch your flight for your onward destination.

After a leisurely morning, drive to Jammu. Here tour ends with happy memories as you drop to the Jammu Airport/Railway Station for journey to onward destination.