North India with Kerala

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Travelling through North India, Make a Visit to the God's Own Country

Journey to the God’own country Kerala, while travelling through the north India, especially, after a visit to Agra, the city of Taj Mahal and Rajasthan, the land of romance and heroism add much needed glitter and fun to your trip of India. Kerala, a state of south Indian is tropical paradise of palms and sandy beaches. What makes the state more exquisite is a narrow coastal trip towards Western Ghats of lush green vegetation further extending into Arabian Sea.

What is the most popular of state of Kerala now, is its backwaters, the large water bodies and rivers making several hundred kilometers of interconnect water channels in a lagoon form. Around 300 rivers and hundreds of small lakes and ponds make Kerala backwaters, the most prized attraction of Kerala backwaters. Riding on a boat over the backwaters or staying in a house boats there is an experience of a lifetime for a traveler.

Eco-tourism is another attraction during Kerala visit. One can indulge in water sports like scuba diving, windsurfing or can have a visit to ayurvedic spas for treatment and healing. It is needless to mention of the superficial sightseeing chances at beaches of Kerala like Kovalam and others.

Detailed itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Delhi

Namaste and welcome to Indira Gandhi International airport, Delhi. As you arrive at the airport you will be welcomed by our representative who will escort you to your hotel for the night stay.

Day 02 Delhi Sightseeing

Breakfast in the hotel restaurant and then meet with our guide and driver in the lobby of the hotel to start sightseeing tour of Delhi. The combined sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi will include visit to many historical and cultural sites such as India Gate, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, Jama Mosque, Silver street (Chandni Chowk) and President’s Palace. Leisurely night stay will be at the hotel.

Day 03 Delhi to Amritsar

Today head to Amritsar by comfortable air conditioned train. Assisted transfers will be provided at railway stations in both the cities. Amritsar is one of the foremost Sikh pilgrimage centre in India mainly famous for Golden Temple one of the most important Sikh temples in India.

Take a tour to Wagah border which is famous for evening ceremony during the sunset at India-Pakistan border. Fully uniformed armed soldiers of both the countries start parade and lower their flags to close the border gates. This is an amazing experience in itself when people from both the sides gather during the parade and shout slogans to boost up the moral of their army men. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 04 Amritsar to Delhi

After breakfast in the hotel take a guided sightseeing tour of Amritsar visiting Golden Temple and Jalianwala Bagh. Later transfer to the railway station from where you board your comfortable super fast air conditioned train journey to Delhi. Escorted transfer and night stay will be at Delhi.

Day 05 Delhi to Agra

Following a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we ride to Agra. As you arrive at your hotel in Agra, our representative will receive you and assist you to furnish all check in formalities. In the afternoon, we visit Agra Fort, Itmad Ud daulah (Baby Taj) and the world famous TAJ MAHAL. The seventh wonder of the world and perhaps the most beautiful love monument ever built in the history, Taj Mahal is a different world telling the love story of the Mughal emperor Shahjahan and his beloved Mumtaz. Overnight stay at your hotel

Day 06 Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur (245 kms/ 5 hrs)

In the morning after breakfast guided visit to the forbidden city of Fatehpur Sikri which lies about 30 kms out of Agra on Agra-Jaipur highway. Visit the Buland darwaja and Dargah of Sufi Saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti. Later proceed to Jaipur where you will have some relaxed time in the hotel before you move out to the city to watch day to day life of the locals.

Evening, we visit to the ethnic village restaurant Chokhi Dhani, maintained by the Rajasthani government. Overnight stay at your hotel

Day 07 Jaipur

Breakfast will be in the hotel restaurant and then proceed to Amber Fort where you will enjoy your journey to the top of the hill on an elephant’s back. As an option Jeeps are also available, if you are not keen to ride on elephant. During the day you will Amber Fort Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, City Palace Museum and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). If interested, you may enjoy a man driven rickshaw ride in the busy and colourful markets of Jaipur. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 08 Jaipur to Udaipur

In the morning airport transfer will be arranged in Jaipur as you fly to the Royal city of Udaipur today. In Udaipur our representative shall assist you with transfer and hotel check in. In the afternoon take tour of Udaipur visiting Sahelion Ki Bari (The garden of royal maids), City Palace Museum and Jagdish Temple. In the evening enjoy photography while riding on a boat in the beautiful Lake Pichola of Udaipur. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 09 Ranakpur

After breakfast take an excursion to exceptionally beautifully carved Jain temples of Ranakpur. Visit the temples and then drive back to Udaipur. Enjoy a walk or leisurely stay at your hotel to explore the beautiful lake and surrounding areas. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 10 Udaipur to Mumbai

Fly to Mumbai (Bombay) in the morning. Assisted airport transfers will be arranged for you at both the cities to ensure your comfort. Today during Mumbai sightseeing you will visit Kamla Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens, Mahalaxmi Temple, The Prince of Wales Museum and Marine Drive. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 11 Mumbai

After breakfast, we head to the sea port near Gateway of India. Visit the Gateway of India which was built in 1911 by British Empire in India to welcome King George V and Queen Mary. Take a boat ride from Gateway of India to visit rock cut caves of Elephanta. After one hour boat journey reach the Elephanta Island to explore the caves. Later take back journey to Gateway of India from Elephanta. Evening is free to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 12 Bombay to Cochin

After lavish breakfast at the hotel restaurant fly to Cochin from Mumbai airport. Transfers and check in at Cochin hotel. Later sightseeing tour in Cochin will include visit to Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace), Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church and Chinese fishing nets. Kathakali dance and martial art performance can be arranged optionally, in the evening. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 13 Cochin to Munnar

Drive to the tea estate of Munnar through the beautiful tea plantation. The picturesque drive from Cochin to Munnar is going to be an experience you will cherish. On arrival at Munnar, check into the hotel. Later visit Christ Church and Mattupetty lake. Rest of the time is free to explore the beauty of the finest hill station of South India. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 14 Munnar to Thekkady

After leisurely breakfast at your hill resort later drive to Thekkady which is also famous as Periyar wildlife sanctuary. On arrival check into the jungle resort and take a tour to the jungle. One can also enjoy boat ride on the lake and nature walk into the jungle. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 15 Thekkady to Alleppey

Morning jungle activities and then drive to Alleppey where your fully furnished, air conditioned deluxe houseboat is waiting for you. Today you enjoy watching the green lands of Kerala as your houseboat sails on the beautiful backwaters through many villages and fields. The houseboat will sail during the day time and in the night it will be stationed near the backwaters. Your meals, night stay and morning tea/coffee etc everything will be served on board. Overnight stay at houseboat

Day 16 Alleppey to Mararikulam

After sunrise, we continue your houseboat journey until you reach back finishing point. On arrival at jetty you will be shifted to your beautiful backwater resort in Mararikulam. Leisure stay in the resort.

Day 17 Mararikulam

Leisurely day at the resort to relax, enjoy the nature beauty or take some Ayurvedic massages etc. Leisure stay in the resort.

Day 18 Mararikulam to Cochin / Delhi

After leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to Cochin airport to board your flight back to Delhi. Assisted transfers shall be arranged at Cochin and Delhi airports to ensure your comfort. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 19 Leave Delhi

A timely transfer to Delhi International airport will be arranged. Our representative shall escort you from your hotel to the airport. Your North India with Kerala backwaters Tour come to an end as you depart to home with everlasting memories of the wonderful trip organised by Max Holidays to North India and Kerala.

What’s Included

Airport Services

Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

17 nights in handpicked hotels, 01 night aboard ac houseboat

Meals

17 Breakfasts, 01 lunch, 01 dinners

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips, chair car train travel

Guides / Escorts

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Activities

Rickshaw ride, Elephant ride, Folk dances, Boat ride, canoeing

Other inclusions

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic flights are not included

Travel insurance

Please carry a valid travel insurance

Visa

Visa fee and charges

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets

Meals

Meals not specified

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

Accommodation Style Max Holidays

Accommodation style

17 nights accommodation in tastefully selected hotels including stay in a heritage hotel, a resort near the beach in Kerala, a jungle lodge at Thekkady and one night tour on a Kerala houseboat. The North India with Kerala tour offer an opportunity to taste a variety of North and South Indian cuisines. different.

Normally our tour cost offers are based on room sharing basis until specified unless. Single room supplement can be provided upon request for those willing to stay in a single room only.

Remark : North India with Kerala tour has possibilities of upgrading hotel category.