If you’re looking for a perfect vacation where you can explore the rich history, forts, palaces, and hertiage of India with an experience of traditional Indian culture with the peaceful tranquillity of nature. Well, this tour is meant for you and it will be a holiday that you will cherish forever! 

DAY01: Arrive Delhi
Incredible India welcomes you!! On your arrival in Delhi airport you will be received by our local associate and transferred to the hotel, where you can relax for the night. Stay overnight in Delhi/ Hotel: Lalit - Deluxe Room

DAY02: Delhi
Delhi can be a very interesting place as it holds the traces of the present and the past. It has been divided in to Old and New Delhi.

After breakfast head for sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Visit the historic Red Fort – Shah Jahan’s elegant citadel in red sandstone, which was built as an octagon measuring 900m by 550m and surrounded by a 9-meter deep moat, which was at its inception fed by the waters of the Yamuna River. Close to the Fort is the Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), India’s largest mosque which was also built by Shah Jahan. Later, visit Raj Ghat – the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

Afternoon: Sightseeing tour of New Delhi. Visit the Qutab Minar, a Tower of Victory which was built in the 12th century by Qutbuddin Aibak. The Tomb Of Humayun – the magnificent structure in red sandstone and white marble is one of the finest examples of the garden tomb, and a precursor to the Taj Mahal. Its proportionate spaces, double dome and refined elegance are characteristic of Mughal architecture. Later visit the Lotus Temple (closed on Mondays). Stay overnight in Delhi/ Hotel: Lalit - Deluxe Room

DAY03: Delhi – Agra (4 Hours)
Today you will drive to Agra, which is a every photographers favourite place. It is called as the land of love as it hold one of the worlds, most beautiful tombs- the Taj Mahal.

Start with a visit to Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. You will have some time to explore and absorb this monument up close. The detail of the marble inlay work using precious stones needs closer examination to fully appreciate the craftsmanship.

Also visit Agra Fort built in red sandstone with its magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and its beautiful gardens. This is where Emperor Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and here he spent the last year of his life viewing the Taj Mahal from across the river Yamuna. Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah also known as baby Taj which is a Mughal mausoleum in the city. Stay overnight in Agra/ Hotel: Prime Plaza - Superior Taj View Room

DAY04: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur (5 Hours)
Today morning once again go to Taj Mahal to witness the beauty of the Taj during the sun rise later return to the hotel for breakfast. Then head towards the pink city “Jaipur”. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri - The City of Victory. It was once the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India.

On reaching Jaipur, you can relax for the day. Or you may explore the colourful bazaar with your own interest. Stay overnight in Jaipur/ Hotel: Samode Haveli - Deluxe Room

DAY05: Jaipur
Explore Jaipur for the day. Start with the Amber Fort, It stands on top of an easily scalable mountain, which is situated right next to the beautiful Maota Lake. Built using red sandstone and white marble, it presents a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. This palace complex was used as the main residence of the Rajput Maharajas for a long period of time.

You may also explore the City palace, Palace of winds, Jaisingh Observatory, Jantar Mantar and Albert Hall Museum. Stay overnight in Jaipur/ Hotel: Samode Haveli - Deluxe Room

DAY06: Jaipur – Fly – Cochin
Early in the morning enjoy temples & havelis walking tour for 2.5 Hours (starting at 7:30 A.M) - this exciting walking tour of Jaipur; a unique way to explore the living traditions of the walled city. Experience the religious life of local communities by visiting lively temples and witness Hindu prayer ceremony. Interact with residents over tea and snacks in their decorated home and discover some of the lesser known architectural wonders of Pink City.

This walk has been carefully designed to offer a rewarding and enriching experience for our guests. Uncovering some of Jaipur’s best kept secrets of the walled city, we take pride in sharing a warm relationship with the resident artisans, temple priests and local citizens. This association makes our walking tours more engaging. A great way to get an insight on this fabulous city.

Later you take flight to Cochin, on arrival you will be received and transferred to the hotel where you can relax for the night. Stay overnight in Fort Cochin/ Hotel: Old Harbour - Superior Room

DAY07: Cochin
Full day to sightsee Cochin City. The Jewish Synagogue (closed on Friday/Saturday) was built in 1568 AD. The Dutch Palace (closed on Friday), the main attractions have the outstanding collection of mural paintings found inside. St. Francis Church, the first European church that was built in India. Folklore Museum is meant for architectural enthusiasts who wish to explore places with a touch of traditional designs.

Evening visit the Chinese Fishing Nets, you may also explore the fragrant spice markets and antique shops of the Jew town. You’ll be ending the day by enjoying Cultural dance show at Greenix (combination of various classical dance performance) - the traditional dance of this part of India with wonderful and unique makeup and costume. Stay overnight in Fort Cochin/ Hotel: Old Harbour - Superior Room

DAY08: Cochin – Madakoddam – Alleppey (2 Hours)
Morning after a relaxing breakfast proceed to explore Manakkodam village, this will definitely be a unique experience for you. Manakkodam is a typical Kerala village where the Kerala culture remains intact in terms of dress code and cuisine etc. It is a pollution free village surrounded by green leafy plants and coconut trees. You will also get to experience an authentic lunch with the family. You will get to engage many exciting activities and enjoy a traditional lunch with the family.

Then you will drive to a beautiful backwater luxury resort. From here you can explore the backwaters in a more intimate fashion- by foot, by bicycle, or by country boat, a small dugout canoe paddled by a local fisherman. The entire day is free for such exploration. Or you may visit the church which is 1400 years old, enjoy the fishing in the fish farm and explore the coir making units. Stay overnight in Alleppey/ Hotel: Purity - Malabar Escapes - Deluxe Room

DAY09: Alleppey Houseboat
Today you’ll embark the traditional Houseboat, where you will be floating rhythmically to the waves and enjoy watching Kuttanadu farming, coir making, fishing, dish washing and day to day activities of the local village people. There is a Kerala that lives along these backwaters busy with its own unique culture, it will be incredibly different experience just floating in this backwaters and absorbing unusual representation. You will be provided with welcome drink, lunch, snack, beverages, dinner and breakfast on full board. Stay overnight at 24hr Airconditioned Private Boat

DAY10: Alleppey – Marari Beach (30 Mins)
Today you will drive to Marari Beach. Enjoy the endless crisp white sand under your bare feet, the vibrant green coconut palms, the cool sea breeze and the azure ocean. The leisurely pace of life at Marari will help you discover the essence of rest and relaxation that will rejuvenate the soul. Stay overnight in Marari Beach/ Hotel: Marari Beach Resort - Garden Villa

DAY11: Marari Beach
Day at leisure to relax and unwind at the beach with authentic ayurvedic massages, Yoga etc.. Stay overnight in Marari Beach/ Hotel: Marari Beach Resort - Garden Villa

DAY12: Marari Beach – Cochin Departure (2 Hours)
Today according to the timing of your international flight, you’ll transferred to Cochin airport to take your outbound flight. Fly back home with fond memories of your tour to incredible India, Country that never fails to charm its visitors.

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