Glimpses of North and South India

Delhi (02 Nights) > Agra (01 Night) > Jaipur (02 Nights) > Kochi/Cochin (02 Nights) > Munnar (02 Nights) > Periyar (01 Night) > Alleppey (01 Night) > Kumarakom (01 Night) > Cochin

Durations:-

12 Nights & 13 Days
  • Heritage
  • Cultural
  • Taj Mahal
  • Traveler

Overview

Book online this bespoke 12 Nights - 13 Days - Glimpses of North and South India from "India by Car and Driver" to explore famous places of interest. You will visit cities like Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Cochin, Munnar, Periyar, Alleppey, and Kumarakom. This wonderful North and South India combination will suit your interest, travel time and preferences.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

On arrival at Delhi airport, our representative will welcome you and transfer you to car for driving towards your hotel. Check in to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Delhi

Have breakfast at the hotel and then head towards exploring Delhi. Visit various attractions such as Red Fort – This monument is also known as "Lal Quila" represents the zenith of Mughal empire creativity, which was initiated by Shah Jahan in the year 1526. This architectural landmark represents fusion of Persian, Islamic and Hindu architectural style. Jama Masjid – It is the largest mosque in India and famously known as Masjid-i Jahan-Numa. This Mughal architectural marvel was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1658. It is made up of red sandstone and around 25000 people at a single point of time can offer prayer in this mosque. Qutub Minar – This monument was constructed in the year 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak and famously known as "Tower of Victory". This Minar is surrounded by a lush green garden, which make it a perfect leisurely place for tourists coming from different parts of the world. Humayun’s Tomb – This mausoleum was constructed in year 1570 by Mughal emperor Humayun’s wife Bega Begum. It was the first garden-tomb in India, which inspired several major architectural buildings constructed on later stage. Overnight stay at Delhi.

Day 3: Delhi – Agra

Have your breakfast at the hotel and proceed towards Agra. Once you reach this place, check in the hotel and later leave for Agra sightseeing. Visit Agra Fort – a red sandstone fort on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by Emperor Akbar in the year 1566. In the evening, you will visit Taj Mahal. The construction of this monument took around seventeen years to get completed with the help of 20000 workmen. It was built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz. Overnight stay at Agra.

Please Note: Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays.

Day 4: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur

You can again visit Taj Mahal at the time of sunrise. Have your breakfast and proceed to Jaipur. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri. This was the capital at the time of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Along with that also visit Buland Darwaza which is the largest gateway throughout the world. Once you reach Jaipur, check-in the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5: Jaipur

After breakfast, leave for sightseeing in Jaipur. Visit the most popular tourist attractions which include Amber Fort – it is also called as "Amer Fort" and attracts huge number of tourists from all across the globe. This fort overlooks the Maota Lake and was constructed in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh I. Jal Mahal – It is a wonderful palace, which is located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. This palace has been constructed in red sandstone with Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. Jantar Mantar, which is the largest and till date best preserved observatories which was built by Jai Singh. Hawa Mahal is considered to be the most prominent landmark of Jaipur. This palace comprises of around 953 small windows and was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. Also visit City Palace which houses museum, Chandra Mahal and Shri Govind dev temple. Overnight stay at Jaipur.

Day 6: Jaipur – Kochi (by flight)

Have breakfast at the hotel and then proceed towards Jaipur airport to board your flight to Kochi. On arrival, check-in the hotel for short relax.  Rest of the day is free for independent activities. Overnight stay at Kochi.

Day 7: Kochi/Cochin

After your breakfast you will visit Mattancherry Palace, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Cochin, St. Francis Church and Indo-Portuguese museum. On completion of the sightseeing, you will leave to visit the Kathakali center to enjoy traditional Kathakali dance. Overnight stay at Cochin.

Day 8: Cochin – Munnar

Have breakfast at the hotel and then you will drive towards Munnar. On arrival, check in hotel for short relax. Rest of the day is free for independent activities. Overnight stay in Munnar.

Day 9: Munnar

Have breakfast at the hotel, then you will go for sightseeing wherein you will visit Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty dam and Nilgiri Tahr, tea museum as well as have a leisurely walk around the tea plantation. Overnight stay at Munnar.

Day 10: Munnar – Periyar

Have breakfast at the hotel, then you will drive towards Periyar. After reaching this place, you will check-in the hotel for short relaxation. Later you will embark upon half day sightseeing wherein you will visit Periyar National Park and Periyar Lake, which has boating facility and you can easily see wild elephants playing in the lake. Overnight stay at Periyar.

Day 11: Periyar – Alleppey

After having breakfast at the hotel, you will leave towards backwaters. On reaching this place, you will board the houseboat and start the captivating backwater cruising. You will enjoy the most enthralling holiday experience at this place and will be served with the delicious food inside the houseboat. Overnight in the houseboat.

Day 12: Alleppey – Kumarakom

After having breakfast at the hotel, you will leave towards Kumarakom. On arrival, you will check-in the hotel for short relaxation. Later you will visit Kumarakom Beach, Vembanad Lake and Aruvikkuzhiwaterfalls. Overnight stay in hotel at Kumarakom.

Day 13: Kumarakom – Cochin and Departure

After having breakfast at the hotel, you will leave for Cochin. On arrival, you will be dropped at Cochin International Airport to board your flight to home/next destination.

Tour Ends

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