Jewels of Kerala & North India
This tour combines India’s Southern and Northern regions and offers some of the best known attractions in India.
A spectacular 10 day tour exploring wildlife reserves, spice plantations and the backwaters of laid-back Kerala in the South. The tour continues northwards with the Royal heritage cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, forming part of the ‘Golden Triangle’ in the North.
Cochin the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala. Also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea and one of the finest natural harbours in the world. Visit the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, the Cochin Fort, St. Francis Church and the famous Chinese fishing nets.
Embark on a scenic drive to Periyar, the wildlife and spice plantation hub of Kerala. In the afternoon take a spice plantation tour and learn about the mystery and history of Indian spices. Stop at a local market and shop for fragrant spices.
Discover the history and heritage of Delhi with a visit to the Qutab Minar, a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture. Continue to the old part of the city and walk through the busy streets of the Chandni Chowk, Delhi’s largest bazaar. Visit the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Drive past the splendid Red Fort, the India Gate, the President’s and Parliament Houses and other Government Secretariat Buildings of Lutyen’s Delhi.
See the spectacular Taj Mahal. This inimitable poem in white marble was built over a period of 22 years by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Then visit the splendid Agra Fort, built in red sandstone.
Embark on a guided tour of the ‘Pink City’. Visit the Amber Fort, a marvellous example of Rajput architecture, ascending the hill by elephant, before visiting the City Palace, the Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory and the Hawa Mahal or ‘Palace of Winds’.