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PROGRAM 1: 02 NIGHTS / 03 DAYS VISITING KUMARAKOM & ALLEPPEY

Day 01 : Arrive Cochin.

Cochin – Kumarakom by surface (53 Kms) Meeting and assistance on arrival and drive to Kumarakom. On arrival and check-in at the hotel. Kumarakom is the loveliest village in Kerala blessed with natures rare gifts is on the eastern side of vast Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are too exhilarating. An exclusive attraction of this much sought after backwater resort is Kumarakom bird sanctuary. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 : Kumarakom – Alleppey by surface (51 Kms)

After breakfast, drive to Alleppey to board House Boat for Alleppey Round trip. Lunch at the house boat.

Alleppey – Referred to as the Venice of the East by travelers from across the world, this backwater country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala. Alappuzha has grown in importance as a backwaters tourist each year, attracting several thousand of tourist. Alappuzha is also famous for its boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry.

Dinner and overnight at the House Boat.

Day 03 : Alleppey – Cochin by surface (Kms)

After breakfast disembark from the House Boat and drive to Cochin Airport to connect flight for onward destination.

End of the programme.

Check-in at 1400 Hrs & Check-out time is 1200 Hrs at all the hotels.

 
  • COMBINATION – I
  • Hotels envisaged:
  • The Zuri Resort
  • Premium House Boat
  • COMBINATION – II
  • Hotels envisaged:
  • Abad Whisperingpalm
  • Deluxe House Boat
01 Paying Pax (Single Occupancy) 900 € Per Single 580 € Per Single
02-04 Paying Pax 475 € Per Person 310 € Per Person
Single Room Supplement 375 € Per Single 205 € Per Person

Rate includes the following services :

  • Meeting and assistance on arrival by our representative.
  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing on Bed and Breakfast basis at Kumarakom & on Full Board basis (Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast) at Alleppey.
  • Transport as mentioned above as per programme inclusive of fuel charges, toll/parking, driver allowance etc.

However, rates do not include :

  • Air fare
  • Expenses of personal nature, such as telephone calls, laundry, table drinks, tips etc.
  • Any other item not included in the programme.

PROGRAM 2: 05 NIGHTS / 06 DAYS VISITING COCHIN –MUNNAR –PERIYAR-ALLEPPEY-COCHIN

Day 01 : Arrive Cochin.

Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.

The commericial capital and most cosmopolitan city of Kerala is Cochin (Kochi),is also known as Queen of Arabian Sea. It is one of the finest natural harbours of the world, this was once a major center of commerce and trade with British,Arabs, Chinese, Portuguees, Dutch etc.

Afternoon visit the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing Nets, St. Francis Church and Santa Cruz Church.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 : Cochin – Munnar by surface (130 Kms)

After breakfast, drive to Alleppey to board House Boat for Alleppey Round trip. Lunch at the house boat.

After breakfast drive to Munnar and check-in at the hotel.

Munnar – Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudra Puzha, Nalla Thanni & Kundala, this hill station was the summer resort of British Government in South India. Sprawing tea plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facility make this popular hill station. Munnar has also has the highest peak of South India Anamudi which towers over 2695 mtrs. It is ideal spot for trekking.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 : Munnar

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Munnar, which includes Rajamalai, Matuppetty, Kundala Dam. (Subject to permission from authorities)

Rest of the day explore the city of Munnar. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 : Munnar – Periyar by surface (124 Kms)

After breakfast drive to Periyar and check-in at the hotel.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the banks of the Periyar lake – an artificial lake, at Thekkady. Here the high ranges of the Western Ghats are clothed in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savannah grass lands. This Widlife sanctuary is spread across 777 sq km, of which 360 sq km is thick evergreen forest. This is the only sanctuary in India where one can have the unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. The greatest attraction of Periyar, however are the herds of wild elephants that come down to the play in the lake. This peculiarity of the Reserve attracts visitors all over the world and is one of the world’s most fascinating natural wildlife reserves.

Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05 : Periyar – Alleppey by surface (51 Kms)

Early morning proceed boat ride on Lake Periyar to watch animals in their natural habitat. The earliest sanctuary, it was set up in 1934 and forms part of the mountain ranges, the Western Ghats. Cruising on Lake Periyar, you are likely to see animals like wild boars, sambars, wild dogs, langur monkeys and wild elephants.

After breakfast, drive to Alleppey to board House Boat for Alleppey Round trip. Lunch at the house boat.

Alleppey – Referred to as the Venice of the East by travelers from across the world, this backwater country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala. Alappuzha has grown in importance as a backwaters tourist each year, attracting several thousand of tourist. Alappuzha is also famous for its boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry.

Dinner and overnight at the House Boat.

Day 06 : Alleppey – Cochin by surface (64 Kms)

After breakfast disembark from the House Boat and drive to Cochin Airport to board flight for onward destination.

End of the Program.

Check-in at 1400 Hrs & Check-out time is 1200 Hrs at all the hotels.

 
  • COMBINATION – I
  • Hotels envisaged:
  • The Crown Plaza
  • Plum Judy
  • Elephant Court
  • Premium House Boat
  • COMBINATION – II
  • Hotels envisaged:
  • Radisson Blu
  • Abad Copper Castle
  • Abad Green Forest
  • Deluxe House Boat
01 Paying Pax (Single Occupancy) 1775 € Per Single 1250 € Per Single
02-04 Paying Pax 930 € Per Person 670 € Per Person
Single Room Supplement 625 € Per Single 365 € Per Person

Rate includes the following services :

  • Meeting and assistance on arrival by our representative.
  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing on Bed and Breakfast basis at Kumarakom & on Full Board basis (Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast) at Alleppey.
  • Transport as mentioned above as per programme inclusive of fuel charges, toll/parking, driver allowance etc.

However, rates do not include :

  • Air fare
  • Expenses of personal nature, such as telephone calls, laundry, table drinks, tips etc.
  • Any other item not included in the programme.

PROGRAM 3: 03 NIGHTS / 04 DAYS VISITING COCHIN – ALLEPPEY - COCHIN

Day 01 : Arrive Cochin.

Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.

The commericial capital and most cosmopolitan city of Kerala is Cochin (Kochi),is also known as Queen of Arabian Sea. It is one of the finest natural harbours of the world, this was once a major center of commerce and trade with British,Arabs, Chinese, Portuguees, Dutch etc.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02. Cochin

After breakfast visit the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing Nets, St. Francis Church and Santa Cruz Church.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 : Cochin – Alleppey by surface (64 Kms)

After breakfast, drive to Alleppey to board House Boat for Alleppey Round trip. Lunch at the house boat.

Alleppey – Referred to as the Venice of the East by travelers from across the world, this backwater country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala. Alappuzha has grown in importance as a backwaters tourist each year, attracting several thousand of tourist. Alappuzha is also famous for its boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry.

Dinner and overnight at the House Boat.

Day 04 : Alleppey – Cochin by surface (64 Kms)

After breakfast disembark from the House Boat and drive to Cochin Airport to board flight for onward destination.

End of the programme.

Check-in at 1400 Hrs & Check-out time is 1200 Hrs at all the hotels.

 
  • COMBINATION – I
  • Hotels envisaged:
  • The Crowne Plaza
  • Premium House Boat
  • COMBINATION – II
  • Hotels envisaged:
  • Radisson Blu
  • Deluxe House Boat
01 Paying Pax (Single Occupancy) 1175 € Per Single 745 € Per Single
02-04 Paying Pax 610 € Per Person 390 € Per Person
Single Room Supplement 465 € Per Single 240 € Per Person

Rate includes the following services :

  • Meeting and assistance on arrival by our representative.
  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing on Bed and Breakfast basis at Kumarakom & on Full Board basis (Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast) at Alleppey.
  • Transport as mentioned above as per programme inclusive of fuel charges, toll/parking, driver allowance etc.

However, rates do not include :

  • Air fare
  • Expenses of personal nature, such as telephone calls, laundry, table drinks, tips etc.
  • Any other item not included in the programme.

PROGRAM 4: 02 NIGHTS / 03 DAYS VISITING DELHI – AGRA – DELHI

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Delhi – The name brings the complexities, the contradiction, the beauty and the dynamism of the city, where the past co-exist with the present. Many dynasties ruled here and left behind the rich heritage of architectural values through their monuments. Drives cultural elements absorbed into the daily life of the city have enriched its characters. Exploring the city can be fascinating and rewarding experience.

Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi – Agra – Delhi (204 Kms / 04 Hrs) One way

After breakfast proceed for same day excursion to Agra.

Agra is famous as being home to one of the “seven wonders of the world – The Taj Mahal”. This city was once the capital of the Mughal Empire and it has several monuments which display the splendor of Mughal architecture. Besides the monuments, Agra is worth a visit for the masterpieces of craftsmen recreating the glory of the Mughal period and for the Mughlai cuisine, the aroma of which fills the narrow lanes of Agra.

Afternoon visit Taj Mahal – The enchanting mausoleum, on the bank of river Yamuna was built by a grief stricken Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. A world-renowned wonder, Taj Mahal Sits pretty on the northern side of this green paradise. It looks the same from all the four sides! This magnificent monument is set around a Charbagh or ‘four garden’ plan, which is split by watercourses-a reflection of the Persian style.

Agra Fort – Agra Fort is Agra’s dominant human made structure. Agra Fort was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Akbar on the year 1565 and beautified with palaces and gardens by Jahangir. Agra Fort is noted for its tasteful marble and pietra dura inlay. One can enter the fort only through the Amar Singh Gate. The public access is limited to the southern part of the fort, which includes nearly all the buildings of tourist interest. The Diwan-i-Aam (hall of public audience) and Diwan-i-Khas (hall of private audience) were built by Shahjahan for receiving audiences & Pearl Mosque.

Jehangir’s Palace built by Akbar was the largest private residence in the fort. Close to Diwan-i-Khas, stands an octagonal tower known as Musamman Burj. It was here that Shahjahan breathed his last after seven years of imprisonment. Other places to see within the fort include the Khas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (the mirror palace) and the Anguri Bagh (the Grape Garden).

Return to Delhi for overnight stay.

Day 03: Delhi

After breakfast visit – Raj Ghat – the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, drive past Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, Jama Masjid, one of the longest mosque in India and Chandini Chowk, shopping center of Delhi. New Delhi visiting Qutub Minar built by Qutub – ud –Din Aibek in 1199. India Gate (War Memorial Arch).

Evening transfer to airport to board the flight for onward destination.

End of the programme. Check-in at 1400 Hrs & Check-out time is 1200 Hrs at all the hotels.

 
  • COMBINATION – I
  • Hotels envisaged:
  • The Lalit
  • COMBINATION – II
  • Hotels envisaged:
  • Metropolitan
01 Paying Pax (Single Occupancy) 935 € Per Single 780 € Per Single
02-4 Paying Pax 540 € Per Person 455 € Per Person
Single Room Supplement 255 € Per Single 180 € Per Person

Rate includes the following services :

  • Meeting and assistance on arrival by our representative.
  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing on Bed and Breakfast basis at Kumarakom & on Full Board basis (Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast) at Alleppey.
  • Transport as mentioned above as per programme inclusive of fuel charges, toll/parking, driver allowance etc.

However, rates do not include :

  • Air fare
  • Expenses of personal nature, such as telephone calls, laundry, table drinks, tips etc.
  • Any other item not included in the programme.

PROGRAM 05 NIGHTS / 06 DAYS VISITING DELHI – AGRA –JAIPUR-DELHI

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to Hotel.

Delhi – The name brings the complexities, the contradictions, the beauty and the dynamism of a city where the past co-exist with the present. Many dynasties ruled here and have left behind a rich heritage of architectural value through their monuments. Drives cultural elements absorbed into the daily life of the city have enriched its characters. Exploring the city can be a fascinating and rewarding experience.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Old & New Delhi visiting – Raj Ghat – the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ). Also drive past President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Delhi – Agra by Surface (204 Kms / 04 Hrs)

After breakfast drive to Agra, on arrival Check-in at the hotel.

Agra is famous as being home to one of the “seven wonders of the world – The Taj Mahal”. This city was once the capital of the Mughal empire and it has several monuments which display the splendor of Mughal architecture. Besides the monuments, Agra is worth a visit for the masterpieces of craftsmen recreating the glory of the Mughal period and for the Mughlai cuisine, the aroma of which fills the narrow lanes of Agra.

Afternoon visit Taj Mahal – The enchanting mausoleum, on the bank of river Yamuna was built by a grief stricken Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. A world-renowned wonder, Taj Mahal Sits pretty on the northern side of this green paradise. It looks the same from all the four sides! This magnificent monument is set around a Charbagh or ‘four garden’ plan, which is split by watercourses-a reflection of the Persian style.

Agra Fort – Agra Fort is Agra’s dominant human made structure. Agra Fort was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Akbar on the year 1565 and beautified with palaces and gardens by Jehangir. Agra Fort is noted for its tasteful marble and pietra dura inlay. One can enter the fort only through the Amar Singh Gate. The public access is limited to the southern part of the fort, which includes nearly all the buildings of tourist interest. The Diwan-i-Aam (hall of public audience) and Diwan-i-Khas (hall of private audience) were built by Shahjahan for receiving audiences & Pearl Mosque.

Jehangir’s Palace built by Akbar was the largest private residence in the fort. Close to Diwan-i-Khas, stands an octagonal tower known as Musamman Burj. It was here that Shahjahan breathed his last after seven years of imprisonment. Other places to see within the fort include the Khas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (the mirror palace) and the Anguri Bagh (the Grape Garden).

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Agra – Jaipur by Surface (238 Kms / 05 Hrs)

After breakfast drive to Jaipur en route visit Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri Thirty-nine kilometers from Agra stands Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone city of yesteryears. The city was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in AD 1564 in honor of the Muslim saint Sheikh Salim Chisthi. One of the major attractions of this city is the marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisthi. Other places of interest include Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai’s Palace and Birbal Bhavan.

On arrival at Jaipur check-in at the hotel.

Jaipur the capital city of Rajasthan is the first planned city of India. It has been the capital of the royalty and it still retains the glory of the past through the monuments, forts and palaces built by Rajputs, the Royal Family. The entire city of Jaipur is painted in pink and thereby attained the name Pink City. The customs, traditions, civilization and legacy of the place is truly different. Artistic temples and gardens of Jaipur make the atmosphere serene and the cultural heritage makes it effervescent.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05: Jaipur

After breakfast proceed excursion to the Amber Fort.

The Amber Fort looks stunning, all-built in white marble and red sandstone. To add to its charm, Maotha Lake makes its foreground. The crystal mirror image of the Fort, on the still waters of the lake, seems to be a beautiful illusion. The marvelous decoration of the Amer Fort is influenced by both, the Hindu and Muslim manner of ornamentation. The best part of this tourist attraction situated on a crafty hill, is the royal elephant ride. The flawless beauty of the Fort can be enjoyed royally with an elephant ride.

Within the palace are the Diwan-e-Aam or the “Hall of Public Audience”, the Diwan-e-Khas or the “Hall of Private Audience” and the Sukh Niwas where a cool breeze blows across channels of water for the purpose of air-conditioning. The Jai Mandir or the “Temple of Vicotry”, with its famed Sheesh Mahal, the scintillating “Hall of Mirrors”.

Afternoon visit City Palace and Jantar Mantar (Observatory).

The City Palace – is now converted into a Museum. The architecture of the City Palace is a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. The Complex comprises of many structures, courtyards, gardens and buildings. The City Palace does not only have a lot of historical significance but is also a reminder of the royal past. It stands as a symbol of the royal elegance and courtly splendor that is no longer visible.

Other important attractions are the Textile and Costume Museum, Art Gallery, Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, and Diwan-i-Khas and Diwan-i-Am.

Hawa Mahal is a major landmark and a famous tourist attraction of Jaipur. The literal meaning of Hawa Mahal is Palace of Winds. The Palace offers a beautiful sight to behold. The splendid Rajputana architecture of Hawa Mahal, still speaks the glory of the royal family.

Drive past Hawa Mahal – Strange though it may seem, this most famous landmark of Jaipur is not actually a palace but a series of sandstone screens. This pink structure was constructed so that the ladies of the palace could watch the royal processions without being seen by any outsider. This sandstone edifice was named Palace of Winds after the many brass wind vanes that adorned it until 1960s.

Jantar Mantar (Observatory) – at Jaipur is the largest stone observatory in the World and this feature makes it, a special destination for a traveler. Jantar Mantar has a remarkable collection of architectural astronomical instruments. It portrays noteworthy attempt of the ancestors, who were interested in astronomy and knowledge of celestial bodies. Amongst all the instruments, the Sundial usually attracts the maximum attention of people, which tells the time to an accuracy of about two seconds in local time of Jaipur.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Jaipur – Delhi by Surface (268 Kms / 05 Hrs)

After breakfast drive to Delhi, on arrival transfer to airport to board the flight for onward destination.

End of the programme. Check-in at 1400 Hrs & Check-out time is 1200 Hrs at all the hotels.

 
  • COMBINATION – I
  • Hotels envisaged:
  • The Lalit
  • Radisson Blu
  • Radisson Blu
  • COMBINATION – II
  • Hotels envisaged:
  • Metropolitan
  • Clarks Shiraz
  • Ramada
01 Paying Pax (Single Occupancy) 1550 € Per Single 1300 € Per Single
02-04 Paying Pax 900 € Per Person 780 € Per Person
Single Room Supplement 465 € Per Single 340 € Per Person

Rate includes the following services :

  • Meeting and assistance on arrival by our representative.
  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing on Bed and Breakfast basis at Kumarakom & on Full Board basis (Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast) at Alleppey.
  • Transport as mentioned above as per programme inclusive of fuel charges, toll/parking, driver allowance etc.

However, rates do not include :

  • Air fare
  • Expenses of personal nature, such as telephone calls, laundry, table drinks, tips etc.
  • Any other item not included in the programme.