DAY 01: COCHIN – MUNNAR
Upon landing at Cochin Airport, a warm welcome awaits you. Then, embark on a pleasant four-hour journey to the enchanting Munnar. Upon your arrival, check-in to your hotel/resort, take a moment to refresh and then enjoy your leisure time in the breathtaking surroundings of Munnar.
Explore Munnar, a breathtaking sanctuary of peace and tranquility that stands as Kerala’s idyllic hill destination. Nestled at an elevation of around 6000 ft, it was the favored summer retreat for British rulers. Munnar captivates visitors with its endless tea plantations, pristine valleys, and majestic mountains, all surrounded by exotic flora and fauna within its sanctuaries and forests. The air is perfumed with the invigorating fragrance of spices, creating an atmosphere like no other. Munnar’s enchantment, once experienced, is bound to make you never want to leave.
DAY 02: MUNNAR
After breakfast, embark on an exploration of Munnar’s splendid wonders.
Embark on your day of adventure in Munnar by starting at the Tea Museum, where you’ll be immersed in the world of lush tea plantations and the intricate art of tea production. Afterward, venture to Eravikulam National Park, a sanctuary for the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, nestled amidst breathtaking rolling grasslands and adorned with exotic flowers. Thrill-seekers will find Anamudi, the towering peak, awaiting their exploration. For those craving adventure, Echo Point beckons with opportunities for trekking, nature walks, and the chance to witness stunning panoramic views of the lush green hills. This journey through Munnar’s natural and cultural wonders promises to create cherished memories.
DAY 03: MUNNAR – THEKKADY
After breakfast, embark on a scenic three-hour drive from Munnar to Thekkady.
Mentioning Thekkady conjures images of elephants, rolling hills, and fragrant spice plantations. Here, within the Periyar Forest, lies one of India’s most splendid wildlife reserves. This region also boasts charming plantations and hill towns, ideal for adventurous treks and mountain strolls. Embark on a journey of nature and culture in this breathtaking destination. Witness the wonders of wildlife at Periyar National Park, relish the aromatic treasures of spice plantations, and partake in the exhilaration of bamboo rafting. At Elephant Junction, revel in rides, feeding, and bathing with these gentle giants. Immerse yourself in an adventurous bamboo rafting experience along the picturesque Periyar River, all while being enveloped by the beauty of wildlife and stunning landscapes.
DAY 04: THEKKADY – ALLEPPEY
After breakfast, embark on a journey to Alappuzha, affectionately known as Alleppey, where Kerala’s backwaters merge with the Arabian Sea, creating a breathtaking landscape. Step aboard a luxurious houseboat designed in traditional Kerala style, providing a cozy and comfortable experience. Glide through the tranquil waters, meandering canals lined with swaying coconut palms, and the unique paddy fields. This extraordinary voyage promises to craft indelible memories. Savor freshly cooked Kerala cuisine served on board, indulging in the region’s authentic flavors.
Discover Alleppey, often referred to as the “Venice of the East.” Nestled between Kerala’s largest lake, Vembanad Lake, and the Arabian Sea, it’s a picturesque paradise. Its intricate network of backwaters, including canals, lakes, and lagoons, is a sanctuary for migratory birds. Cruise through serene canals, passing charming villages and lush paddy fields. Explore this enchanting destination, immerse yourself in village life, and savor exquisite culinary offerings aboard a houseboat, creating cherished memories.
DAY 05: ALLEPPEY – MARARI
After breakfast, embark on an enchanting journey to Mararikulam. Upon arrival at Marari, transfer to hotel/resort. Here, prepare to be enchanted by the sheer beauty of the beach-town, renowned as one of the world’s most breathtaking beach destinations. The serene beaches and pristine landscapes await, promising an unforgettable escape in paradise.
DAY 06: MARARI
After breakfast, enjoy leisure activities at Marari Beach.
Indulge in paradise at Marari Beach, the ultimate haven for beach enthusiasts in Kerala. This tranquil fishing town, nestled along the Arabian Sea Coast, presents a haven of serenity and unadulterated beauty. Create lasting memories with your loved ones as you savor a tranquil holiday on one of the most exquisite beaches you’ll ever encounter.
DAY 07: MARARI – COCHIN
After breakfast, drive to Cochin, where a world of exploration awaits. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of this captivating city as you embark on a delightful journey of discovery.
Explore the city of Cochin, known as Kochi, Kerala’s largest city, once the “Queen of the Arabian Sea.” It’s a vibrant blend of cultures – British, Arabian, Portuguese, and Chinese. In 2020, it ranked 7th among the top world cities. Explore the historic Jewish town with the ancient Mattancherry Synagogue. Don’t miss the iconic Chinese fishing nets, a centuries-old legacy attributed to Chinese Zheng He.
DAY 08: COCHIN – DELHI
After an early breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Cochin Airport for a morning flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel/resort for a refreshing break. Whenever you’re ready, venture out to explore the enchanting heritage of Delhi. Enjoy your journey through this historic city!
Nestled along the Yamuna River, Delhi, India’s capital, is a city of immense historical significance and cultural richness. It boasts UNESCO World Heritage Sites, preserves the British colonial charm, and is home to a myriad of ancient relics and historic wonders. The city seamlessly blends ancient and medieval architecture and boasts captivating museums, inspiring art galleries, lively performing arts, delectable dining options, and bustling markets that infuse life into every corner. Prepare to be enthralled by Delhi’s timeless tapestry of history and culture.
Explore Delhi’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Qutub Complex and Humayun’s Magnificent Tomb, and Discover the fusion of tradition, spirituality, and architectural magnificence at Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple. A stunning symbol of millennia-old Hindu culture, this masterpiece was built by over 8,000 global volunteers, a testament to human unity and faith. Step into a world where timeless traditions thrive in the modern age. Enjoy a leisurely evening on your own.
DAY 09: DELHI – AGRA
(Approximately 210 kilometers, or a 3-4 hour drive)
After breakfast, we will drive to the “Indian heritage city Agra.” Upon arriving in Agra, we will embark on a journey of sightseeing and visits.
Nestled on the serene banks of the Yamuna River, Agra is a global treasure, alluring millions each year to witness the iconic Taj Mahal and explore its historical riches. Known for Mughal architectural mastery, Agra boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal. Immerse yourself in a tapestry of history, architectural marvels, and artistic heritage, leaving an indelible mark on your soul. Agra is a must-visit destination.
Embark on a heritage journey in Agra, beginning with the iconic Taj Mahal, a world wonder and emblem of India’s rich history. Celebrated as the “Jewel of Architecture,” it represents the zenith of Mughal design and was honored as one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Then, explore the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort, which witnessed significant Mughal events, and marvel at the red sandstone beauty known as the “Qila-i-Akbari.” Conclude your day tour with a visit to the Sikandra Tomb, where Mughal Emperor Akbar, one of India’s revered rulers, rests eternally. This magnificent mausoleum stands as a testament to his visionary aesthetics, adorned with an enchanting garden lovingly crafted by his son, Emperor Jahangir.
DAY 10: AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI / DELHI
Start your day with a breathtaking sunrise at the Taj Mahal, followed by a return to your hotel/resort to freshen up. Next, venture out to explore the UNESCO-listed Fatehpur Sikri. Later, continue your journey to Delhi, upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel/resort.
Explore Fatehpur Sikri, often referred to as the “City of Victory,” a UNESCO World Heritage site located just 40 kilometers from Agra. It stands as a testament to architectural excellence, having been founded by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. This historic city briefly served as the capital of the Mughal Empire and has left a significant imprint on Indian town planning with its uniform architectural style and grand gateways.
DAY 11: DELHI
After breakfast, immerse yourself in Delhi’s rich heritage and culture with a unique blend of Walking and Car Tours. Explore the authentic Delhi, designed by those who know it best. Later, in the evening or late evening your transfer to Delhi Airport for your onward journey.
Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Shahjahanabad, the heart of Delhi’s walled city. Journey through its captivating history, intricate architecture, flavorful cuisine, and enduring traditions, resonating with echoes of ancient literature. Explore iconic landmarks like the grand Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Jama Mosque) and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the majestic Red Fort (Lal Qila). Transition to New Delhi, the dynamic former capital of British India, where history meets modernity in an unforgettable fusion of experiences. After this enriching exploration, you will be transferred to Delhi Airport for your onward journey, ensuring a seamless departure.
Embark on an enthralling 11-day journey through our ‘Kerala with the Taj Mahal Itinerary,’ a path that seamlessly weaves together the enchanting realms of Kerala, Agra, and Delhi. These lands are steeped in rich cultural heritage, adorned with awe-inspiring architecture, all framed by breathtaking landscapes. This journey offers a profound glimpse into ancient Kerala, one of the world’s most beautiful and most visited places, with its pristine backwaters, stunning beaches, rich heritage, and profound architectural and cultural history. It’s a captivating voyage through the realm of natural wonders, art, and architectural marvels. Discover UNESCO-listed treasures, explore cities and towns that rank among the world’s most visited, where each step resonates with history and captures breathtaking beauty, all while enjoying a mesmerizing holiday experiences throughout your trip.