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Namaste! Welcome to India and New Delhi the capital city of India. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel with the rest of the day yours to relax after your long flight.
Today we explore both Old and New Delhi - the order of New Delhi is a huge contrast to the unorganised chaos of the Old City. But both are just as appealing. Highlights we be the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more.
An early morning start we will drive to Agra - home of India's famous attraction - the Taj Mahal. Upon arrival we will check into your hotel and later in the afternoon enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city including the Agra Fort.
Today we get up early to view the magnificent Taj Mahal at sunrise. Enjoy your own time to explore and a guided tour of this once powerful Moghul emperor’s monument to love. We will then drive you to Jaipur and stop enroute to visit the ghostly former Moghul capital of Fatehpur Sikri - the fortified city was abandoned soon after its construction because of water shortages in the area. Arrive Jaiur and you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
This morning we 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 atop an elephant! Enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour of the city. Rest of the evening is free and at your leisure.
Free morning. Later today we will transfer you to the Airport for your flight to Kochi. Flight number IC 435, departs at 1730 and arrives at 2030. Economy class. Arrive Kochi and you will be met and transfered to your hotel.
This commercial city, also called “The Queen of the Arabian Sea” is famous for its exquisite designer Gold Jewelry. Enjoy a half day city tour which includes a 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 built in 1568. After a rest in the afternoon we will take you to see a Kathakali dance performance the traditional dance is dated back 400 Years.
Today we will drive you 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.
Free day and at your leisure. Compulsory New Year Eve Dinner price not yet set by the hotel (Aprox cost 60 GBP per person)
Today you will be driven to Alleppey to board the houseboat a traditional Keralan rice boat for a journey through the backwaters in and around Allapuzha (Alleppey). 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 it’s route.
Today we will drive you to Kovalam. Resting lazily at the southern tip of India and just south of Trivandrum is palm-fringed Kovalam. Of the three crescent shaped beaches that adorn the coastline, the southern-most ‘Lighthouse’ Beach, is a picturesque drawcard. One can spend days here just lolling around on the sand, retreating under the awnings of the nearby beach cafes and simply rejuvenating.
Free day and at your leisure.
Bid a fond farewell to India! We drive you to Trivandrum International Airport in time for your flight back home.
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