The Jewels of Kerala and North India Tour combines India’s Southern and Northern regions and offers some of the best known and iconic attractions in India.
This spectacular 10 day tour explores wildlife reserves, spice plantations and the backwaters of laid-back Kerala in the South and the Royal heritage cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, which form part of the ‘Golden Triangle’ in the North.
Cochin is the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala, also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, is 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 you take a spice plantation tour and learn about the mystery and history of Indian spices. You will also have the opportunity to shop for fragrant spices at a local market.
Discover the history and heritage of Delhi, with a visit to the Qutab Minar, a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture. Then you are driven to the old part of the city, where you walk through the busy streets of the Chandni Chowk, Delhi’s largest bazaar and you visit the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. En-route you are driven past the splendid Red Fort, the India Gate, the President’s and Parliament Houses and other Government Secretariat Buildings of Lutyen’s Delhi.
Visit 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’, visiting 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’.
Sites During The Tour
Below you can find a list of the main sites we’ll see during the tour: