Tour Type : Leisure Tours
USA - Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady - Allepey – Kovalam – Trivandrum - Colombo
Early morning arrival at Delhi, meet & greet at the airport by our executive. Transfer to hotel.
Check –into Hotel, freshen up for Delhi City tour (Breakfast available till 1000 am)
Delhi :India’s capital & a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind. The division between New & Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals of the British & the Moghuls respectively. So, wherever the visitor goes, he will invariably confront the cityl's past.
Old Delhi city tour :Visit Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Rajghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, & Akshardam Temple.
Afternoon New Delhi -Visit India Gate, the Presidents House & the Parliament. Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb, & Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at Hotel, drive to Agra. On arrival check in into the hotel & proceed for city tour & visit world famous Taj Mahal. Witch was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj began in 1631 and was not completed until 1653.
After Lunch visit Red fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private audiences Dinner and Overnight stay at the Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Jaipur, Enroute visit abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri - built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Moghuls, which was abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & other Palaces which are still preserved in its original glory. Continue drive to Jaipur.
Arrive Jaipur & check-in at hotel.
After breakfast t, excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride from the foothills of the Aravallis to the fort entrance. Amber was the ancient capital of Jaipur state. Construction of the fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army and is a superb example of Rajput architecture. Afternoon visit the City Palace which has museum having an extensive collection of art, carpets, enamel ware and weapons. Visit Jantar Mantar - the observatory built my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 and the façade of Hawa Mahal.
After breakfast check out of the hotel. Transfer to Jaipur airport for flight to Cochin.
Arrive at Cochin airport, meet our representative for transfer to the hotel.
After check in proceed for sightseeing tour of Cochin (Kochi): The Gateway of South India. This lovely seaside city is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Cochin (Kochi) has been ruled by the Dutch, British and the Portuguese. hence a unique mix and match of traditional as well Western architecture and lifestyle.
Sightseeing tour includes visit to Fort Cochin & St. Frances Church to see the town of Vasco da Gama. Visit the Jewish Synagogue & the Mattancherry "Dutch" Palace. Cochin is famous for the Chinese fishing nets, which dominate part of the seafront and attract tourists in large numbers, These nets suspended in the midair all along the coast and are set up on bamboo or teak poles giving an appearance of huge hammock. In the evening enjoy Kathakali Dance Presentation, a traditional dance form of Kerala with Lavish Costumes, Exotic makeup, Masks etc. This is considered to be the King of theatre performances. Overnight at hotel.
Early morning after breakfast drive to Munnar. On arrival check in into the hotel & proceed for visit to the Eravikulam National Park (15 km from Munnar). This sanctuary was set up for the preservation of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. The park also shelters Atlas Moth, Elephants, Sambhar's, Gaurs, Lion-tailed Macaque, Nilgiri, Langur, Tigers and Leopards. The park is breathtakingly beautiful and is easily comparable to the best mountain ranges found anywhere in the world.
Later visit to Mattupetty (cattle village), the Swiss Livestock Project is a highly specialized dairy farm where over a hundred breeds of highly yielding cattle are reared. Visitors are allowed into three of the eleven cattle sheds at the farm, followed by visit to Pothamedu is one of the major plantation hubs of Munnar. The panoramic view of greenish tea, coffee and cardamom plantation and the cloud kissing mountain is exciting one. The rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and Long Mountain walks. Later visit at Devikulam (7 km from Munnar) is famous for its breath-taking locales, scenic spots and for its unique flora and fauna. Right in the heart of this landscape is Sita Devi Lake. The lake, with its picturesque surroundings, mineral water, and trout-fishing and adventure sports facilities, is a favorite tourist destination. Visit Mattupetty Side, for the Photo point, Mattupetty Dam, Echo point (The natural Echo phenomenon is always happening here), Shooting point. This luxuriant gift of nature to the Western Ghats, is derived from the three mountain streams; Madurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala which join together in Munnar. Enjoy the tea estates, hills, lakes and forests of Munnar. Overnight at hotel
Early morning after breakfast drive to Periyar. On arrival, check in into the hotel & proceed to visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, discover the park, animals found here include elephant, gaur and wild boars and birds like ibis and grey heron. Enjoy the visit in a boat at Periyar lake to view animals, with a bit of extra luck we may be able to see the rare tiger as well.
Later in the evening take a spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc. on your way back to the hotel, you could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Overnight at hotel
After early breakfast checkout and drive to Alleppey, on arrival embark at the houseboat. The day for the journey of backwaters in the boat, through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters of Alleppey by regattas (snake boats) for which Kerala is very famous, while sailing enjoy the palm fringed slender canals winding from side to side the immense expanse of paddy fields and the neat minuscule hamlets creased up along either side of the canals are panoramic sights, by no means one can forget. Also found on the way are the Chinese fishing nets, the evocative of our past trade links. Witness congregate of ducks swimming roughly the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures shimmering the charm of this tourist land, one also enjoys the fishing from the houseboats In the evening enjoy sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats, moving towards Kumarakom. The Houseboats sitting cum dining area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a Chef, and Srank (Driver). Overnight at the houseboat
After breakfast, drive to Kovalam & check in hotel at Kovalam. Afternoon free for own program & overnight stay and enjoy the beach. Great Spa deals available at Hotel- Charges apply (World famous Ayurveda treatments and therapies Offered).
After breakfast, free for leisure & enjoy the beach. Overnight stay at hotel.
Early Morning transfer to Trivandrum airport for flight to Colombo. Meet & greet by our Sri Lankan representative and transferred to hotel
Breakfast at the Hotel (Maximum usage of the Vehicle on Leisure days – 100km per day) Proceed with Colombo City Tour and shopping. Colombo Museum (Drive Pass)
The Colombo museum as it was called at the beginning was established on 1 January 1877. Its founder was Sir William Henry Gregory the British Governor of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) at the time. The Royal Asiatic Society (CB) was instrumental in bringing to the notice of Gregory on his appointment as Governor in 1872 the need for a public Museum with much difficulty the approval of the legislative council was obtained within a year. The Architect of the Public Works Department, J. G. Smither was able to prepare the plans for new structures on Italian Architectural style. The construction was completed in 1876 and the Museum commenced its functions in the following year.Independence Square
Independence Memorial Hall (also an Independence Commemoration Hall) is a national monument in Sri Lanka built in commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule with the establishment of the Dominion of Ceylon on February 4, 1948. It is located on the Independence Square (formally Torrington Square) in the Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo. It also houses the Independence Memorial Museum.Gangaramaya Temple
The temple's architecture demonstrates an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese architecture. This Buddhist temple includes several imposing buildings and is situated not far from the placid waters of Beira Lake on a plot of land that was originally a small hermitage on a piece of marshy land. It has the main features of a Vihara (temple), the Cetiya (Pagada) the Bodhitree, the Vihara Mandiraya, the Seema Malaka (assembly hall for the monks) and the Relic Chamber. In addition, a museum, a library, a residence hall, a three storied Pirivena, educational halls and an alms hall are also on the premises.Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall
The Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH),is a convention center located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Built between 1970 and 1973 the convention center was a gift from the People's Republic of China in memory of Solomon Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) from 1956 to 1959. The construction of the Hall was carried out by a joint Sri Lankan and Chinese workforce with a considerable portion of the exquisite building materials being imported from China. In 1998 a small Exhibition Centre was built on the grounds, once again a gift from the People's Republic of China it is named the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre. Overnight stay at Galadari Hotel Colombo or Similar
Take a journey from Colombo to historical city of Kandy via Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and come back to Colombo in the evening. Visit famous Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. This is an ESSENTIAL day trip when holidaying in Sri Lanka. The journey from Colombo to Pinnwala will take approximately 2 ½ hours where you can have your breakfast while viewing the bathing Elephants. When you are inside the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage you will be able to feed them with milk. From Pinnawala to Kandy drive will take only one hour and we recommend you to have your lunch in Kandy city, our driver will recommend you few good restaurants in Kandy city. After lunch you can visit the Temple of Tooth Relic followed by Kandy museum visit and a leisurely walk by the Kandy Lake. At about 5 pm we will start the return ward journey which takes 3 ½ hours to reach Colombo.
International Flight Back to US (Departure Time TBA)
Transfer to Colombo airport for flight back to US.
Arrive home with wonderful and unforgettable Memories.*B-Breakfast, L- Lunch, D-Dinner
Deposit of $750 due at time of booking and Final Payment Due before Jun 30, 2020. Travel Insurance is highly recommended and available for purchase. Visa’s required for India and Sri-lanka and these EVISA's can be done online. Refer booking form for our Terms and Conditions.
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|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.