KERALA WITH THE TAJ  

 
TOTAL DURATION: 10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS
02 NIGHTS MUNNAR / 01 NIGHT THEKKADY / 01 NIGHT ALLEPPY / 
02 NIGHTS MARARI / 01 NIGHT COCHIN / 01 NIGHT AGRA / 02 NIGHTS DELHI
 
ITINERARY 
DAY 01: COCHIN – MUNNAR   
Arrival at Cochin Airport , assistance upon arrival and proceed to Munnar En-route A Pleasing 04hrs Journey – Arrival at Munnar, transfer to hotel / resort, get freshen up and free for leisure in Munnar
Cochin to Munnar Journey through the Picturesque hills Jacketed in Greenish Tea Gardens and Spice Plantations, Enjoy Photography and the way to Scenic View of Nature Beautiful Waterfalls and Sceneries 
 
DAY 02: MUNNAR 
After breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in and around Munnar,  
Munnar, breathtakingly beautiful – a haven of peace and tranquility – the idyllic tourist destination in God’s own country Kerala. Set at an altitude of around 6000 ft, the most preferred summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations, pristine valleys and mountains and exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests, aroma of spice scented cool air! Munnar has all these and more 
 
DAY 03: MUNNAR – THEKKADY  
After breakfast drive for Thekkady – Arrival at Thekkady transfer to hotel / resort get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visits in Thekkady 
A Nature Scenic destination Thekkady unending Chains of hills and spices scented plantations, the Periyar forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wild life reserves in India, and the picturesque plantations and hill town that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks
 
DAY 04: THEKKADY – ALLEPPY   
After breakfast proceed to Alappuzha or Alleppey 
Alleppy also referred to as “Venice of the east” is situated on the confluence of Vembanad lake, Kerala’s biggest backwaters, offering a setting like nowhere else in the world. Its beauty is not merely in its backwaters, but in the man-made islands that you will find amidst the waters. These islands are hedged by mud walls, a haven for migratory birds, with paddy fields inundated with water through the year. … Cruise along slowly in these intricate networks of canals (Kayals) passing through villages and paddy fields
Houseboat Cruise in Alleppey – A Luxury Boat made in ethnic Kerala style having well appointed sitting room, bedrooms, toilet and kitchen. Enjoy the tranquil beauty of the inland waters and the countryside for one day. Enjoy the cruise in Vembanad lake, the serene backwaters of Kerala and check-in to the meandering canals and swinging coconut palms, perhaps the only place in the world where cultivation is done at 02 m below sea-level and an experience to cherish for life
 
DAY 05: ALLEPPY – MARARI     
After breakfast proceed to Marari 
The serenity and tranquility of Marari beach if there is any other place can be called a paradise for beach lovers; it has to be Marari which is one of the best beach areas in Kerala. A local fishing town on Arabian Sea Coast, Marari is one of the perfect places for holidaying with family and friends. It is a sleepy fishing town that is less crowded and is home to one of the most beautiful, unspoilt beaches in India
 
DAY 06: MARARI      
After breakfast move leisure activities at Marari beach 
 
DAY 07: MARARI – COCHIN     
After breakfast drive to Cochin  – Arrival at Cochin, and move for Sightseeing / Visits in Cochin as per the timings
Cochin, also known as Kochi, is the biggest city of the Southern Indian state of Kerala and used to be the “Queen of the Arabian Sea” this place used to be an important trade centre in ancient days. Modern Kochi has retained the charms of the many cultures that influenced it – British, Arabian, Portuguese and Chinese. Kochi has also been ranked seventh in Lonely Planet’s list of top 10 cities in the world to visit in 2020 
 
DAY 08: COCHIN – DELHI / AGRA       
After breakfast transfer to Cochin Airport to Board at Morning Flight to Delhi – Arrival at Delhi, assistance upon arrival and proceed to Agra – Arrival at Agra transfer to hotel / resort, get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visits as per the timings 
Heritage city Agra the prominent tourist destination, one of the most visited places in the world, home of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of those heritage sites which the world has chosen to be the ‘Wonder of the World’. Symbolising the eternal love, incredible paragon of medieval architecture and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the World’s Heritage ‘The Taj Mahal’
World heritage site The Taj Mahal “The Jewel of Architecture” and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”. Regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India’s rich history. It was declared a winner of the New 7 Wonders of the World (2000–2007) initiative. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632. The construction project employed some 20,000 artisans under the guidance of a board of architects 
 
DAY 09: AGRA – DELHI  
Morning Visit at Taj Mahal and get an amazing view at Sun rise, The cool breeze with shade of sun lighht on white Taj Mahal get you the wonderful view of Taj Mahal, drive back to hotel / resort get freshen up and After breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visit in Agra – by late afternoon drive continue to Delhi – Arrival at Delhi as per the timings 
World heritage site Agra Red Fort sprawling over an area of 380,000 sq m, the great fortress is situated on the right bank of river Yamuna. This amazing monument linked with many rulers and wars. After the first battle of Panipat in 1526, Babur stayed in the fort, in the palace of Ibrahim Lodi. The historian, Abul Fazl, recorded that this was a brick fort known as ‘Badalgarh’. It was in a ruined condition and Akbar had it rebuilt with red sandstone. Architects laid the foundation and it was built with bricks in the inner core with sandstone on external surfaces. Some 4,000 builders worked on it daily for eight years, completing it in 1573. It was also known as the ‘Qila-i-Akbari’
Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb one of the most beautiful Mughal tombs. Constructed during the reign of Emperor Jahangir, this tomb comprises cenotaphs of Mirza Ghiyas and Asmat Begum, who were parents of Mughal Empress Nur Jahan. Many believed this monument is considered to be the inspiration behind the Taj Mahal. For this fact it is known as the ‘Baby Taj Mahal’ 
Sikandra Tomb the mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar.  Interestingly Akbar himself selected the site of the tomb, planned the structure, completed and laid out a beautiful garden during his lifetime. However, the topmost portion of mausoleum in marble was constructed by his son, Mughal Emperor Jahangir
 
DAY 10: DELHI
After breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in DelhiWe will take you to some different kind of tour Walking and Car Tours in Delhi. These tours have been designed by people with a deep understanding of the ‘Real’ Delhi. 
 
Old Delhi the walled city has been the capital of numerous empires that ruled India, where you will get the sights of eye-catching monuments and unique structures and sounds of the colourful bazaars.  You will experience at one the busiest and oldest areas of the world. This ancient part of the city is a labyrinth of tiny lanes crowded with rickshaws and lined with crumbling 17th-century haveli, temples and mosques. The theme of these tours is the pre-Shahjahanabad period and we will introduce you to the culture, food and people, as well as a look at and feel of some valuable ancient traditions
World heritage site Red Fort (Lal Qila)
Built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan. The Palace fort of his capital Shahjahanabad, famous for its massive red sandstone walls, which stand 75 feet (23 metres) high. This monument represents the grandeur of the Mughal Court, which was constructed during the 17th century. The construction of this fort took over 10 years to complete the work in 1648. It was originally called as ‘Qila-i-Mubarak’, Meaning ‘The Blessed Fort’ listed as UNESCO world heritage site 
World heritage site The Humayun’s Tomb The Tomb of Emperor Humayun the second Mughal ruler to ascend the throne stands as a magnificent testament to the style of Mughal royal mausoleums. This tomb, built in 1560, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal. The construction of this tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum, Makbara-e -Humayun is one of the best preserved Mughal monuments and listed as UNESCO world heritage site 
Akshardham Temple complex comprises of the main temple, beautifully laid out gardens, exhibitions, open courtyards and water bodies, each section presenting an intriguing aspect of Hindu religion and spirituality. Built as per unique ancient Hindu architectural style, follows the traditional Vastu shastra as well as Pancharatra Shastra. The entire complex beautifully displays intricate carvings of flowers, animals, musicians, dancers and Hindu deities. Akshardham Temple stands majestically with a height of 141.3 feet. It comprises of around 234 pillars, 9 elaborately adorned domes along with 20 quadrangle peaks. There are around 20,000 idols related to Hinduism at the temple 
World heritage site Qutub Minar ‘the victory tower’ named after the religious figure Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki was begun by Qutb-ud-din Aibak. It was continued by his successor Iltutmish (a.k.a. Altamash), and finally completed much later by Sultan Firoz Shah Tughlaq, a Sultan of Delhi from the Tughlaq dynasty in 1368 AD. It is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site along with surrounding buildings and monuments 
Evening timings get another picture of Delhi with modern culture and traditions. New Delhi OR Modern Delhi, the capital of British India, was built after 1911 AD as a symbol of British dominance over the Indian subcontinent. The intent was to create a grand, monumental, larger-than-life city space, which would inspire awe and be symbolic of the implied socio-cultural, architectural and political superiority of the British Empire few of them are War Memorial India Gate, Passing by President House, Parliament Street and Raj Path
Connaught Place one of the main financial, commercial and business centres in India, a major shopping, nightlife and tourist spot in New Delhi. The area was originally named after the Duke of Connaught, the third son of Queen Victoria of Britain, Prince Arthur. It was developed as a showpiece of Delhi. Connaught Place’s Georgian architecture is modelled after ‘The Royal Crescent in the city of Bath’ England, that designed by the architect John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774, which is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the United Kingdom
 
DAY 11: DELHI 
After breakfast move for Optional Visits in Delhi and transfer to Delhi Airport as per the timings,