Kovalam Holidays

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Welcome to India and the start of your adventure with On the Go Tours! Upon your arrival at Delhi's international airport our local representative will be there to greet you and transfer you to your hotel for check in with the remainder of the day at leisure.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi

Today we explore both Old and New Delhi. The order of New Delhi is a huge contrast to the disorganised chaos of the Old City but both are just as appealing. Taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more.

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 3: Delhi - Agra

An early morning start today as we drive you to Agra - home of India's famous attraction - the Taj Mahal. Upon arrival we will have a sightseeing tour to the Agra Fort, before watching the sun set on the Taj Mahal itself.

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 4: Agra - Jaipur

Today we will take a drive out to the ghostly fortifed city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandonded only eight years after its construction due to droughts in the area. We continue on through the Rajasthan countryside to the capital of Rajasthan, the Pink City of Jaipur, so named beacuse of the terracotta pink colour of the buildings, painted to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1876.

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 5: Jaipur

This morning early, you will float above Jaipur in a hot air balloon, seeing this beautiful Rajasthani city from above. We then visit the delicate pink, magnificent fort-palace of Amber - a wonderful example of Rajput architecture just north of Jaipur. Subject to Government regulations, we will arrive in style on top of an elephant! Enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour of the city, taking in the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory.

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 6: Jaipur - Pushkar

Departing Jaipur we continue our tour of Rajasthan and head to Pushkar. After hotel check in enjoy an evening camel ride.

Colourful camel

Day 7: Pushkar - Udaipur

This morning explore the temples, bathing ghats, onion shaped domes and chalk coloured buildings of Pushkar. On your exploration you are sure to see plenty of Sadhus (spiritual men) and chilled out travellers as this is an important pilgrimage centre. This afternoon we will drive you to the famous romantic city of Udaipur. Udaipur, an oasis of cool, with its massive lake and Venetian-like appearance, is one of the most romantic towns in Rajasthan. A favourite amongst travellers, Udaipur is crammed full of palaces and temples.

Maharaja City Palace

Day 8: Udaipur

This morning will consist of an orientation and sightseeing tour of Udaipur - including the City Palace and museum - before having a few hours in the afternoon to explore for yourselves. This evening you will take ride in a boat on Lake Pichola itself.

Jagdish Temple

Day 9: Udaipur - Kochi

Early this morning we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Kochi (via Mumbai). Upon your arrival into Kochi you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Kathakali Dancer

Day 10: Kochi

This commercial city is famous for its exquisite designer Gold Jewelry. The Indian Navy, the Port and the Airport share the largely man-made Willingdon Island. The touring today includes the visit to Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese for a local King in 1555 A.D. The famous Jew Street, a cul-de-sac leading to the beautiful Parsi Synagogue (closed Saturdays) built in 1568. A walking tour of Fort Cochin will take you through the streets still graced with traces of Portuguese, Dutch & British colonial architecture, including a few old trading factories, the only ones still standing anywhere in the world. This evening enjoy a Kathakali dance performance, a tradtional dance dated back 400 Years.

Jewish Market

Day 11: Kochi - Munnar

Today we drive east to to Munnar - a quaint hill station nestled on the verdant slopes of tea plantations, that exudes a rare old world charm and reminds one of the days of the Raj in its elegant splendour. At a height of 1525 metres, Munnar offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. Afternoon at leisure.

Tea pickers

Day 12: Munnar - Periyar NP

Morning with our local guide you will visit a Tea Garden & Tea factory thus seeing how the process works from growing to picking to processing what for most of us brits is the preffered hot drink. Next, a short drive south to Periyar, South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary and home to bison, antelopes, sambar, wild boar, birds and even the odd tiger! Kumli, close to the sanctuary and where you will stay, is a pretty little town dotted with small spice and handicraft shops.

Periyar birds

Day 13: Periyar NP

Today you will enjoy a tranquil boat ride, drift silently along the water's of Lake Periyar, spotting wild elephent herds and many of the varied wildlife the park has to offer. Afternoon at leisure.


Day 14: Periyar NP - Alleppey

This morning we journey by road to Alleppey where you will board a traditional Keralan rice boat for a journey through the backwaters. The boat will cross shallow, palm-fringed lakes and cruise along peaceful canals where copra and cashews are loaded onto local boats. The on-board cook will prepare locally-inspired food. Relax, read and catch some sun as the boat plies its route.

Alleppey sunset

Day 15: Alleppey - Kovalam

Disembarking from your houseboat at Allepey today we drive to Kovalam for your relaxing beach stay.

Kovalam Beach

Days 16-17: Kovalam

For the next two days you have the opportunity to really relax. Stroll for miles along white palm fringed sandy beaches, try sampling the local seafood and sipping cocktails on your sunlounger the perfect remedy to unwind.

Beachfront stalls

Day 18: Kovalam - Goa

This morning we will transfer you to Trivandrum airport for your flight to Goa (via Mumbai). Upon your arrival into Goa you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at the Casa Vigator Hotel.

Days 19-21: Goa

Sit back and relax here in this laid back coastal area of India, walk along palm fringed beaches looking for shells and watching the fishermen at work, or simply kick back and enjoy some fresh fruit cocktails served on a silver platter.

St Augustine ruins

Day 22: Goa

Today marks the end of your adventure with On the Go Tours and this morning we will transfer you back to the airport for your flight to Mumbai (SG 803, 1205/1300, Economy) where you will then be transferred to the international airport for your onward departure flight. End of services.

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last updated - 27 Jan 2015 3:10 AM