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India's Golden Triangle with Kerala

Overview

Tour Type : Leisure Tours

Destinations

USA - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Cochin – Munnar – Periyar - Allepey – USA


Your Itinerary

  • 1

    Tuesday - USA Departure

    Assemble at San Antonio airport. Flight details TBA.

    Overnight on board your flight. Enjoy your onboard amenities.

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    Wednesday – On Board Flight

    On board your flight. Enjoy your onboard amenities.

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    Thursday – Delhi, India

    On arrival at Delhi airport, meet our representative and transfer to hotel.

    In the afternoon, you will visit Chandni Chowk and spice market. Enjoy a Rickshaw Ride in Chandni Chowk, then visit Raj Ghat- a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

    Visit Humayun Tomb - the tomb of Humayun, second Mughal Emperor of India, was built by his widow, Biga Begum (Hajji Begum), in 1569-70, 14 years after his death, at a cost of 1.5 million rupees. The architect was Mirak Mirza Ghiyath. It was later used for the burial of various members of the ruling family and contains some 150 graves. Dinner & overnight at hotel.

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    Friday – Delhi City Tour

    After breakfast, you will proceed for the Delhi sightseeing tour including the famous Lotus Temple of the Baha’i faith, the medieval workmanship of Qutub Minar, The Parliament House, The President House and India Gate. Dinner & overnight at hotel.

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    Saturday – Delhi to Agra, 220 KM

    After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to the Mughal City, Agra. Agra is a major tourist destination in North India because of its many Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri. All these three are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. On arrival, check in to your hotel.

    For the rest of the day, proceed to visit Agra Fort, built by the great Emperor Akbar and the tomb of Itmad-ud-Duala often described as Jewel Box or the Baby Taj. Enjoy an evening sunset visit to the Taj Mahal. The famous Taj Mahal, the symbol of love, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

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    Sunday – Agra to Jaipur, 270 KM

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Pink City, Jaipur! En route you will visit Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and the Chand Baori, a stepwell situated in the Abhaneri village on the way to Jaipur. Chand Baori consists of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories. It extends approximately 30 m (100 ft) into the ground making it one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India.

    On arrival to Jaipur, check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

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    Monday – Jaipur City Tour

    After breakfast, you will visit the Amber fort nestling among Aravalli Hills built in 16th century by Raja Man Singh, enjoy an optional elephant ride at Amber fort subject to additional charges, then visit Jal Mahal (Water Palace) & Hawa Mahal-a Palace of winds- it is the Jaipur’s most famous monument.

    In the afternoon you will visit the City Palace and Museum, City Palace-conceived and designed by Jai Singh is a fine blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture and is one of the most important architectural landmarks in Jaipur. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory.

    Rest of the day is free at your leisure for rest or shopping. You can visit the local markets for some window shopping. Jaipur is the most famous marketplace for Handicrafts and Gold & Diamond Jewellery. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

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    Tuesday – Jaipur to Cochin by flight

    Arrive at Cochin and transfer to hotel. Later you will proceed for a city tour of Cochin. Your sightseeing will include Fort Kochi beach, The Chinese Fishing Nets, Santa Cruz Basilica, Mattancherry Palace, Dutch Palace & Jewish Synagogue.

    Fort Kochi beach: A stroll along the beach, particularly at sunset with the Chinese fishing nets and sailing ships in the background, is a fine experience. Many European-style bungalows can be seen along the shoreline. The Chinese fishing nets found here are the only ones of its kind in India.

    Dutch Palace: The Dutch Palace was originally built by the Portuguese. Later, in the 17th century, the Dutch modified it and presented it to the Raja (King) of Kochi. The coronation of many Kings of Kochi was held here. The place has a fine collection of mural paintings depicting scenes from the Hindu epics Mahabharata and Ramayana.

    Jewish Synagogue: The synagogue, magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers, was built in 1568. Giant scrolls of the Old Testament can be found here. It is located near the Dutch Palace.

    Evening Kathakali Dance show at the theatre. Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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    Wednesday – Cochin to Munnar

    After breakfast, proceed to Munnar. Munnar is such a beautiful place in Kerala which cannot be portrayed in a single canvas. Everything and anything here will make us excited. The hills, the mist, the valleys, the streams, the waterfalls, tea plantations, rare flora and fauna.... It is a beautiful tea town in Idukki district of Kerala easily accessible from Kochi. Eravikulam National Park and the Nilgiri Tahr is considered to be the icons of tourism in Munnar. The national park is also famous for its Neelakurinji population. In 2006, the place witnessed the rush of tourists both domestic and international to sight the rare flowers. The beautiful sights of acres and acres of lush green tea plantations will make us realize that we have at last reached Munnar and of course, the place is so much known for its tea estates. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

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    Thursday – Munnar to Periyar, 140 KM

    This morning, after breakfast you will be transferred to Thekkady famous for Spice Plantations and The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary spread across 780 sq. km, of which 360 sq. km is thick evergreen forest; this sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. On arrival, check in to your hotel.

    Later Explore Periyar Tiger Reserve in a unique way by taking the boat ride in Periyar Lake and get an opportunity to witness the beauty of the jungle in a refreshing way. The pristine waters of the lake are calming enough to relax your mind, body and spirit. The boat ride will offer you plenty of chances to catch a glimpse of rare species of birds like the Malabar Grey Hornbill and the Nilgiri Wood Pigeon. This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. The greatest attraction of Periyar, however, are the herds of wild elephants that come down to the play in the lake.

    This afternoon visit Spice Garden- a privately run spice garden that is unique in its own right and one of the most interesting places to visit in Thekkady. the gardens offer a hands-on experience with an interactive tour that explains cultivation and processing of various spices. Featuring a myriad of species of banana, cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, cloves, vanilla, ginger, turmeric. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

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    Friday – Periyar to Alleppey (Overnight Houseboat)

    After breakfast, proceed to Alleppey. On arrival, check into the traditional houseboat for Backwater Cruise, which will be a unique experience in your life. No tourist can go away from Alappuzha without taking a cruise along the backwaters in a traditional houseboat. The houseboats are complete with a well-furnished bedroom, a kitchen, and a bathroom. There are drivers and a cook on board. On the houseboat, you can observe the everyday life of locals and indulge in bird watching. Onboard, snacks, lunch, and dinner will be served on the houseboat. Enjoy your evening and overnight on board.

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    Saturday – Alleppey to Delhi by flight

    After breakfast on board, you’ll be dropped off at Cochin airport to board your flight to Delhi. Flight details TBA.

    Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to hotel to freshen up and dinner. No Overnight stay at hotel.

    After dinner, transfer back to hotel for your return flight to San Antonio.

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    Sunday – Delhi to USA

    Assemble Delhi International Airport for your return flight home with wonderful memories! Flight details TBA.

Dates & Price

Tour Prices - Dates

Tour Date

Jan 14-26, 2025

Tour Price

$4999 (Per Person/Double Occupancy)

Single occupancy: $990 Extra

Inclusions

Inclusions

  • Double sharing accommodation at 5 star hotels
  • Round Trip Airfare from San Antonio – Delhi
  • 2 Domestic Flights from Jaipur to Cochin and Cochin to Delhi
  • Meals: Half board (dinner and breakfast buffet style) at the hotels
  • Houseboat tour in Alleppey with lunch
  • Elephant ride at Jaipur (Amber fort )
  • Kathakali Dance Show at Fort Kochi
  • Boat ride at Periyar
  • All transfers and overland travel in an air-conditioned luxury bus
  • English-speaking, accompanying tour guide for the whole tour
  • All excursions and sightseeing including entrance fees as per program
  • Mineral water in the bus

Exclusions

  • All personal expenses
  • Most lunches as per itinerary
  • Camera and video fees during the visits to monuments
  • Anything not included in the itinerary
  • Fees apply for pre-assigned seats
  • Fees for visa

Important

  • Visa’s required for India and can be applied online 60 days before departure at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html
  • Domestic India flights allow 33 pounds per person for Jaipur-Cochin and Cochin-Delhi flights. We will cover the cost for an extra 17 pounds, making a total of 50 pounds per person for checked baggage on these flights.
  • International Flights 1 checked bag at 50 Pounds per person permitted.
  • US passports need to have a minimum validity of 6 months on the Date of Travel.
Booking Terms & Conditions

Booking Procedures

Please read the Terms and conditions of travel and agree in the Booking form before submission, as your booking is subject to the terms listed below. A contract is entered into once your travel agent or Faith Holidays receives your signed booking form and deposit, and we accept and confirm the booking. Please note that travel arrangements are not confirmed until stated so in writing by Faith Holidays

Payment

A deposit of $750 per person is required to secure reservations, which will be applied to the price of the tour. Additional deposits may be required. The balance of the cost must be paid 90 days before you travel. Payments must be paid to the order of ‘Faith Holidays Inc.” If the final balance is not received on time Faith Holidays reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled by you and cancellation charges may be applied. If you book your travel within 90 days of departure, the full amount must be paid at booking.

Credit Cards

All prices quoted include a 4 % discount for payment by cash, check and Money order.

Travel Protection Plan (Optional charge)

Faith Holidays Inc. recommends you to purchase a Travel Protection Plan for Trip, Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical & Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and many more

Passports & Visas

A valid US passport is required for US Citizens. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond completion of travel. Visas may be required and for US Citizens we will furnish the relevant details after receipt of your booking deposit and confirmation of your booking. Non US citizens should consult with appropriate Consulates and Embassies. It is the responsibility of the individual traveler to secure proper documentation prior to joining the tour. It is the responsibility of the Traveller to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to the US State Department’s travel website @ www.travel.state.gov or by phone at 1-888-407-4747. In the event of an active State Department. Should the Traveler choose to travel notwithstanding any travel advisory or Travel Warning against travel to the specific destination location/s of the trip, the traveler is subject to be responsible for all risk of personal injury, death, or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against.

What Your Tour Price Generally Includes & Excludes


Your Tour Price Includes

  • Economy class Airfare from USA as listed in the brochure (Business Class Option available- Please contact us)
  • Accommodations on Double Occupancy with Bath, Single room supplement applies
  • Standard class on rail, road, Cruise and other transportation as described in our brochure
  • Inflight meals and/or refreshments according to Airline itinerary.
  • Transfers between the appropriate overseas airports/stations/port and your hotels according to each itinerary unless otherwise stated.
  • Excursions and tours as per brochure
  • Meals as described in Brochure
  • Services of professional guides and/or a Tour Escort

Your Tour Price Excludes

  • International Airfare, unless otherwise stated.
  • The cost of personal items such as laundry, drinks with meals or otherwise, incidentals , etc.
  • Airport departure taxes.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Cost of Visas and passports.
  • Transport between your home and home airport/station/port.
  • Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis.
  • Gratuities for services on all individual tours and gratuities to your Tour Escort.
  • Airline baggage fees. Most Airline charges fees for checked bags.
  • Pre-assigned Airline Seats incur additional fees.
  • Still, video, film and professional camera fees

Alterations Made to the Scheduled Program

Our tours are planned in advance and changes may be unavoidable due to circumstances amounting to “Force Majeure” or similar reasons beyond our control, such as delays in departures on travel booking or closure of a hotel, strikes, riots, natural occurrences, decisions by State Government or Tourist Organizations altering the itinerary, the duration of time spend in a city or even omitting a city or part of the itinerary due to a local situation. In such cases we will offer comparable alternative arrangements. If any of the circumstances listed above occur during the course of the tour, we reserve the right to alter the schedule itinerary accordingly and no compensation will be paid.

We will make every reasonable effort to provide you with the booked tour arrangements but minor changes may occur. If they are significant we shall, if possible inform you or your travel agent before departure. In the event of such amendment being made, you will be liable for any cancellation/retention charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by Faith Holidays and their agents in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Please note that Faith Holidays will not be liable to reimburse additional expenses undertaken by the client in preparation for the tour. These include and are not limited to international tickets, used mileage awards and fees, cost of visas, immunization etc.

Tour Prices

Tour prices are based on US dollars (Unless otherwise noted) and exchange rates in effect. They are subject to variation if there are increases due to governmental actions, additional taxes, exchange rates, increases in scheduled airfare or increases in fuel surcharges. Any increase in the original tour price will be notified to you at least 90 days before departure. If you make your booking within 90 days of departure surcharge will be included in your invoice. Faith holidays will absorb an amount equivalent to two percent of tour price. Any surcharge will not exceed 10 percent of the listed tour price. If you settle the final balance by the due date we will absorb any price increases after that due date. In return for this commitment, we are unable to make any refund or reduce any other costs should the value of the US dollar improve against the currencies used. For scheduled group departures, it may be necessary to re-cost your tour due to low number of participants. You will be contacted 90 days prior to your departure date and advised should a supplementary fee apply. If all group members accept the increased cost the tour will operate as scheduled. However, if the supplement is not accepted by you then you will be entitled to full refund of all monies paid or a transfer to another tour.

Our Responsibilities

Faith Holidays makes arrangements with airlines, hotels and other independent parties to provide you with the travel services you purchase. We do not own or operate any of the accommodations, transport or other facilities used in connection with our tours. We therefore cannot accept liability for negligence of the staff of these organizations. These parties are independent suppliers over whom we have no direct control. Faith holidays is not liable in the event of any failure by any person or company to render any transportation, accommodation or other travel service to be provided on the journeys, or for expenses incurred due to delays caused by weather, strikes, war, civil disturbances, natural disasters, flight delays, government actions, mechanical failures or any acts of God.

Faith Holidays cannot assume any responsibility for flight delays, cancellations or missed connections and is not liable for any expenses or consequences resulting therefrom, and such expenses shall be borne by the client. When you travel with an airline the Conditions of Carriage of that airline will apply. These conditions are subject to International Agreements and may limit or exclude liability.

The participant waives any claim against Faith Holidays for any damage to, or loss of, or injury to, or death of, due to any act, or negligence of any airlines, surface transportation companies, hotels or any person rendering any of the services or accommodations included. Faith Holidays cannot be held responsible for any claim, losses, damages for delay of baggage or other properties, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, upset and disappointments, distress or frustrations, whether physical or mental, resulting from the act or omission of any party providing services. We do take all responsible steps to insure that organizations providing service maintain standards, which are acceptable within the norm in each locality. The participant assumes the risks and understands that all travel has inherent risk that may result in injury or death and that participation in activities, including but not limited to driving, hiking, walking on uneven surfaces, riding on rough roads, rafting, boating, canoeing, riding in helicopters, on trains, in boats, swimming, surfing, horseback or camel riding, and any other activities. The information contained in this brochure has been compiled with all reasonable care, is accurate to best of knowledge and is given in good faith. Faith Holidays highly recommend you to purchase Travelers insurance to protect your travel investment. Without insurance in case of incident, you may have to pay out of pocket for medical evacuation, medical care or other large expenses.

All services are subject to the laws of the countries in which these services are rendered. Venue for all claims or disputes shall be exclusively in whose courts using NYC law, shall have exclusive jurisdiction. Damage claims against Faith Holidays shall be limited to the value of the particular item in dispute and not for any incidental, consequential, or special damages. Faith Holidays assumes responsibility for representations it makes, but not for those made by others and including, but not limited to, any employee of Faith holidays or independent travel agent. Payment for reservations on any Faith Holidays travel arrangements shall constitute consent to all the provisions in the Booking Terms & Conditions published herein and is binding on all travel participants.

Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your travel arrangements, you must notify Faith Holidays in writing by letter, fax or email to Faith Holidays. Please note deposits are non-refundable. Please state the reason for cancellation as your reason for cancellation may be covered by insurance policy under their covered reasons. If notification of cancellation is received more than 90 days before departure you will only lose your deposit. For notification received within 90 days of departure, cancellation charges are as follows:

Cancellation charges per person.
No of days of departure Charges
91+ days before departure Deposit Non- refundable
90-31 days before departure Penalty 50 %
30- Day of Departure Penalty 100%

(Airline and Cruise Penalties not part of the above percentages. There is no exception to cancellation fees)

Cancellations received Fridays for tour departures that Weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) will be treated as day of departure cancellation. We cannot give any allowance for meals, rooms, excursions, etc. not taken, when these are included in the price of the program.

Points to be Noted

  • All images in the brochures or advertisements are only for representation purpose.
  • All passengers need to be in possession of valid visas, confirmed air tickets and overseas travel insurance.
  • All Passengers joining the tours must travel to / from the hub city as per the itinerary, at their own expense.
  • All meals are preset, and a-la carte is not possible. Packed meals may be provided on certain days to keep up the schedule of the itinerary.
  • All damages caused to the hotel rooms/Coach/other amenities during the tour, shall be payable by the passengers. Faith Holidays Inc will not be liable for the same.
  • All Passengers must take extra care of their personal belongings while on the tour, every country of travel is prone to thefts and bag/purse snatching. Faith Holidays Inc will not be liable for any loss of belongings/baggage.
  • The tour cost does not include cost of airfare, visas and overseas medical insurance unless specified in each of the itineraries
  • The company will not be responsible or accept any liability for any damages, loss, baggage loss, theft, injury, accident, death, breakdown or any irregularity, which may occur during the tour.
  • The company will not be responsible for any damage or irregularities due to weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expense must be borne by the passengers. Insurance policies must be carried while on tour.
  • The right to claim any additional expenses incurred due to delay or changes in schedules of train, airplane, bus, ship or other services is reserved by the management of the company.
  • The Tour Manager, guide and the driver will provide the best service during the tour to enjoy the sites as per itinerary within the jurisdiction of each of the sites of visit.
  • The Management reserve the right to change a hotel of similar class if it is deemed advisable or necessary. Tour Manager / Guide reserves the right to amend the itinerary.in the interest of the Tour.
  • The Management reserve the right to amend, alter, vary or withdraw any departure, excursion advertised.
  • Refunds will not be provided for the unutilized part of the any services like meals, sightseeing, transfers, etc mentioned in the tour.
  • For Detailed “Terms and Condition” please refer the Booking form.
Remarks

Remarks

  • Airlines/Room up-gradation and complimentary will not be entertained during the tour unless if specified at the time of booking.
  • There is no refund for any services not utilized during the tour .
  • Security deposit is required either in cash or credit card by hotels which is refundable provided no room incidentals are incurred. This security deposit is not included in this quote and must be paid by the guests/corporate directly to the hotel when checking in.
  • Guests are advised not to keep valuables in the coach/vehicle while sightseeing. The Company shall not be responsible for loss of valuables from the coach / vehicle . If the coach / vehicle is accidentally
  • or otherwise damaged by the Guest, s/he will be required to pay compensation for the same.