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Kerala Cultural Tour, 14 Day Adventure in India

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 2 - 14 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 40 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 880 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1599 US Dollar (USD)

India’s capital city, Delhi, is a unique and fascinating blend of two very different cities, each with its own distinctive flavour and character. No visit to India is complete without visiting these two complementary halves of its capital city - Delhi, both Old and New.

Day 1: Arrive –Delhi.
Arrive at Delhi’s international airport a representative will be waiting for you outside the exit gate of arrival terminal, holding a placard. Met upon arrival and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Delhi.
Morning proceed to visit Old Delhi which include the photography of magnificent Red Fort, built on the banks of the River Yamuna by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jhan, as well as Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, and the Jama Masjid, the country’s largest mosque. A visit to the crowded lanes of Chandni Chowk, the busiest commercial area of the city, brings to life all the atmosphere of an oriental bazaar. Afternoon scattered throughout modern New Delhi are many historic monuments such as the 12th century Qutab Minar, famous for the Ashokan iron pillar, which has never rusted in 1500 years. Humayuns’ Tomb is a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture, and in contrast, visits the modern Lakshmi Narayan Temple. Drive past India Gate, the city’s World War I war memorial, the President’s residence, Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings, all designed by two leading engineer Lutyens and Herbert Backer.

Day 3: Delhi –Amritsar
Early morning you will be transferred to New Delhi railway station to take super fast shatabadi train for Amritsar with first executive class. Meeting and assistance on arrival at Amritsar by our representative and transfer to Hotel.

Amritsar is at the epicenter of the Sikh faith, for it is home to the Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines. For Sikhs it is both a place where Punjab's wealth is on full display, as well as an important pilgrimage. But it is not only Sikhs who come here. People from all faiths come to the Golden Temple, a tribute to the Syncretism traditions of a faith whose holy book is a compilation of the writings of men of different faiths. Outside the sacred precincts of the Golden Temple, you can enjoy this chaotic city while you gorge on Punjabi specialties like makki ki roti, sarson da saag and gur da halwa. It won't take you long to discover that food is an obsession for the locals, and it is rumored that more “desi ghee” (Clearfield butter) is consumed here than anywhere else in the world. Rest of the day at leisure and evening wetness to worship ceremony at Golden Temple.

Day 4: Amritsar.
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning visit to the Magnificent Golden temple and Jallianwala Bagh with city sightseeing and local market around. Arrival Delhi at 10 pm. Meeting and assistance on arrival at New Delhi railway station by our representative and transfer to Hotel.

Day 5: Delhi –Jaipur.
After breakfast leave for Jaipur-Jaipur is a city of history and tradition, dating back to its foundation in the 17th century by Sawai Jai Singh, from whom it derives its name. Jai Sing meticulously planned the civic layout of Jaipur, with wide roads and impressive architecture, all of which is painted pink to this day. Jaipur is almost equidistant from Delhi and Agra, and forms part of the famed Golden Triangle, which so many visitors to north India take. Overnight stay.

Day 6: Jaipur.
Morning: After a brief photography stop at the famed Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds, drive out of town, to visit Amber Fort. Visitors can walk or go on elephant back up to the entrance of this romantic, traditional Rajasthani Fort, setting the mood for a visit to the dramatic, hill-top fortress. Once inside the rugged walls, there are beautiful miniatures depicting hunting and battle scenes, along with precious stones and mirrors embellishing the plasterwork walls. In the afternoon half-day city tour begins at the historic City Palace, a huge, sprawling complex, covering almost a seventh of the walled part of Jaipur. The palace is still home to the erstwhile royal family, who live in one section, while the rest has been converted into a museum. Highlights are the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of royal weapons, and the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds. This was constructed so that the royal ladies could watch processions, without being seen. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar, the largest stone observatory in the world. There are 17 large instruments, many of them still in working order. Evening at leisure and local shopping since Jaipur is well known shopping paradise specially –Gems and Jewelry on global map.

Day 06: Jaipur –Cochin (Kochi).
Breakfast at Hotel and drive to Delhi to connect your domestic flight for Cochin. Meeting and assistance on arrival at Cochin airport by our representative and transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 07: Cochin (Kochi).
After breakfast you will be proceed to city sightseeing tour of Kochi. Visit the Dutch Palace (closed on Fridays), the Jewish Synagogue - (which remains closed on Fridays and Saturdays) St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Basilica. While driving along the coastline, at the Harbour's mouth, one can also view the unique and still-in-use "Chinese Fishing Nets" which were introduced by the Chinese traders in the 14th Century. The tour ends in the Fort Kochi area where you can walk through the historical Dutch and Portuguese buildings. Some parts of this nearly 500-year-old Fort are still amazingly well preserved. Evening wetness of the live Kathakali “Classical” dance performance.

Day 08: Cochin (Kochi)-Munnar.
Morning enjoys drive to famous British hill station of Munnar (approximately 4 hrs driving time). Munnar. Which is called as “Nature Lover’s Paradise” and is at 1800mts above the sea level? Afternoon visit to Rajadawa Sanctuary and Munnar is one the beautiful hill station of India endowed with picturesque vistas, sprawling tea gardens, coffee plantation, whistling river, etc. Take a romantic walk along the tea gardens holding you beloved hand. Sit and enjoy the picturesque views of Munnar together. Couples can also enjoy plucking the tea leaves from the garden that will give you the unique experience to Kerala honeymooner Couple. Plucking of tea leaves has it own charm and it gives a perfumed smell that will surely entice you.

Day 09: Munnar.
Morning proceed to visit Tea Plantation and Tea Museum (museum remain closed on Monday). The hills of Munnar are famous for endless Tea Plantations. You will be given a drive around these plantations and see the plucking of fresh tea leaves which are then taken to factory for processing. In Tea factory you will witness tea processing and perhaps enjoy a cup of freshly tea. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10: Munnar-Periyar.
Morning drive to Periyar -Periyar is on 1000 meters above the sea level and is rich in spice growing. 95% pepper in India is produced from here. Afternoon proceed to visit guided Nature Walk in the Periyar wildlife sanctuary. The Nature walk is the right program to feel nature, hear her whispers and smell her flowers. This is an interpretive program offering excellent opportunity to watch birds, butterflies and other wildlife. The trails often pass through evergreen and moist deciduous forests interspersed with marshy grasslands. The group will be accompanied by a trained tribal guide. Evening explore local spices market - Visit Spice Garden to see different varieties of spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, peeper, clove, vanilla, ginger, tea and coffee growing in their natural environment. Overnight stay at your Hotel.

Day 11: Periyar-Alleppey(Allappuzha) Backwater.
Morning you will be driven to Alleppey and board houseboat for your overnight stay. Afternoon you will be proceeds to boat jetty to board the personal houseboat for an overnight journey across the backwaters. The houseboat cruise takes you through the intricate maze of backwaters, mesmerizing and surprising you at every turn with its serene beauty and simple charm. Enjoy the countryside of Kerala at its best. Soak your eyes and soul with array of coconut trees and endless paddy fields. You will also get chance to take a small stroll through the villages and interact with the locals.

Day 12: Alleppy –Marari Beach.
Breakfast at Houseboat and you will be Disembark from Houseboat and transfer Marari Brach. Marari Beach is an endless vista of sand and surf, but it is more. An authentic experience of the world of Kerala's traditional fishing villages, and a recreation of an ancient, harmonious way of life. We will give you stay in Spa Ayurvedic Wellness Beach Resort for rest of days to get deep knowledge and about yoga , spa and other activities which will help to rejuvenate yourself.

Day 13: Marari Beach.
Breakfast at Hotel. Day at fully relax and leisure.

Day 14: Marari Beach-Cochin.
Breakfast at Hotel. As per flight schedule check out and transferred to Cochin airport to board your flight for onwards journey.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Tour can be customize as per client desired and choice. Apart from this we have team of products and sale -who have expertise on each subtle question of travel and crafting cultural journey. Cost may vary or differ basis of your selection of Hotels category. We requested to our esteem customers that your queries would be well discussed and explained than we offer you most desirable option based on your time frame and budgets.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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