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Destination Coverd: Delhi - Cochin - Munnar - Alleppey - Cochin - Delhi

Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days

Day 1 - Arrive Delhi

Arrive in Delhi, the capital city of India. After completing formalities with customs and immigration, you will be received by our representative with Traditional Indian Welcome (with garlands).

Delhi is the capital of India since old times. Delhi's history dates back to the first millenium BC, when it was known as Indraprastha. The Tomar Rajputs built Lal Kot, the core of the first of Delhi's seven cities. It is the epicenter of the nation's politics, economy and culture. History is alive and throbbing in Delhi, the capital of India.
Afterwards transfer to your hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 2 - Delhi

After breakfast you embark on your sightseeing trip of Delhi City which would include the visit to Old Delhi

Old Delhi : An ancient walled city. Here you would see the Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire, Rajghat the Samadhi of our Father of Nation, Jama Masjid the largest mosque in India and Chandni Chowk the bustling and colourful market of the old city.
Afternoon Visit : Akshardham Temple

Akshardham : Built under the anchor of the Bochasanvasi Aksharpurushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), it is a modern-day marvel that stands testimony to India’s unique religious and cultural beliefs. A 100-acre complex on the banks of the Yamuna, there is a stunning array of 20,000 statues, floral motifs, arches and beautifully carved pillars. It is believed that the construction of the temple cost a whopping Rs. 2 billion.
Return to the hotel after the sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel.

Days 3 - Delhi

After breakfast embark upon your sightseeing of New Delhi.

New Delhi : The city designed and built by the British in the 1920’s- a city of wide boulevards impressive Government Buildings, green parks and gardens. First you will visit the two monuments from the Delhi’s past Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar. Then your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the Imposing India Gate and Parliament House.

Afternoon : Visit Delhi Haat
Delhi Haat Food and Crafts Bazaar, opposite INA Market, is a one-stop shopping place for tourists, which not only offers various arts and handicrafts of India, but also a taste of the ethnic cuisine. Visitors can also witness the different performing arts of the country. The Haat.
The word 'haat' refers to a weekly market in rural, semi urban and sometimes urban India. Dilli-Haat provides an atmosphere of traditional rural or village market, but suitable according to the needs of the contemporary world. After completing the sightseeing return back to the Hotel for Overnight.

Days 4 - Delhi - Cochin (Flight)

After early breakfast transfer to domestic airport to connect your flight for Cochin.
Upon arrival you are received at the airport and are transferred to the hotel.

Kochi- is one of India's most interesting cities. it is endowed with a natural harbor and is claimed to be the "venice of the orient" and the "queen of the arabian sea". it has a maritime history that began in the remote past. arabs, chinese, dutch, british & portuguese followed the sea routes to cochin. it is one of the few places in world where one can see a jewish synagogue, portuguese churches, dutch architecture, mosques, temples and chinese fishing nets - all in one city. Cochin consists of mainland ernakulam, the island of wellingdon, bolgatty and gundu, fort cochin and mattanchery on the southern peninsula and vypeen island north of fort cochin.
On arrival check in to the hotel.

Afternoon : City tour visit

Bolgatty Island: it is the most beautiful of the islands forming Cochin. It also has a golf course.

Dutch Palace, Mattanchery: built by the portuguese in 1557 AD, and presented to the cochin raja, veer kerala varma, as a gesture of goodwill. In the coronation hall, there is a display of dresses and palanquins used by the rulers of cochin. The palace houses one of the finest groups of traditional indian murals, depicting scenes from the ramayana and other epics.

Fort Cochin: Cochin is a busy port round the year. One can always see merchant ships anchored in the sea off fort Cochin awaiting berth. A familiar sight here is a fisherman using nets with Chinese contraptions. These nets can be found at the entrance to the harbor along the backwaters.

Jewish synagogue: this synagogue was built in 1567 ad the Jewish community in cochin has its roots going back to st. thomas the apostle's voyage to India in 52 AD. They first came to settle down in cranganore, north of Cochin.

St. Francis Church: This protestant church built originally by the Portuguese in 1510 ad. Is said to be the first church built by Europeans in India. Vasco da Gama, the first European to reach India by sailing around Africa, died in Cochin in 1524 ad his body was buried in this church. His gravestone is still there, although his remains were taken back to Portugal in 1538 ad. Evening kathakali dance show.
Return to the hotel after the sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5 - Cochin - Munnar (Approx 150 Kms / 04 Hours)

After breakfast drive to Munnar by surface.

Munnar : Situated at an altitude of 1,524m and set amid dramatic mountain scenery in what was once known as the high range of travancore, the hill town of munnar is the commercial centre of some of the world’s highest tea growing estates. it has a cool bracing climate exuding an old-world charm and the atmosphere is fragrant with extensive tea and cardamom plantations. the enchanting high ranges, craggy peaks, lakes and streams and the crisp mountain air makes it an ideal retreat. the highest peak of south india, anaimudi or the elephant's head peak (2,695m) is only a short distance from here and munnar serves as a good base for treks to the peak. munnar offers good opportunities for bird watchers as the green slopes of munnar and the dense shola forests in the folds of the hills offer varied, protected, habitats for feathered species.
On arrival check in to the Hotel.
Afternoon : Visit Tea Museum and Sanctuary.
Return to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Days 6 - Munnar - Alleppey (Approx 200 Kms / 05 Hours)

After breakfast drive to Alleppey. Alleppey : Alappuzha or Alleppey, with its network, of canals, bridges along silver beach, makes for an exhilarating holiday. Alleppey offers enjoyable boat rides to Kollam along the picturesque Vembanad Lake. The endless panorama of lush green paddy fields, swaying coconut trees, shimmering water and long canals around Alappuzha make an interesting setting for the town.
On arrival check in to the Houseboat. Enjoy the back water Cruise.
Overnight on board the Houseboard.

Days 7 - Alleppey - Cochin (Approx 70 Kms / 02 Hours)

After breakfast check out of the houseboat & drive to Cochin. On arrival check in to the Hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.

Evening : Enjoy the Harbour Cruise for Two Hours in a Motor Boat. Return back to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Days 8 - Cochin - Delhi (Flight)

Breakfast at hotel. Free till departure. Transfer to airport to connect the flight back for Delhi.

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