Jewels of Kerala & North India
This tour combines India’s Jewels of Kerala and Northern regions offering some of its best-known attractions.
A spectacular 10-day tour exploring wildlife reserves, spice plantations and the backwaters of laid-back Kerala in the South. Continue northwards to the Royal heritage cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, all forming part of the ‘Golden Triangle’.
At a Glance
Day 1 Welcome to India. Transfer Cochin Airport to hotel
Day 2 Morning tour of Cochin
Day 3 Depart for Periyar followed by a sanctuary tour
Day 4 Continue to Kumarakom & enjoy the backwaters
Day 5 Return to Cochin for flight to Delhi
Day 6 Morning tour of Delhi and travel to Agra
Day 7 Visit the world famous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
Day 8 See Fatehpur Sikri before arriving in Jaipur
Day 9 Tour of Jaipur with Elephant ride to the Amber Fort
Day 10 Return to Delhi Airport for onward/return flight
Kerala’s most cosmopolitan city and named as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. It has one of the finest natural harbours in the world. Visit the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, Cochin Fort, St. Francis Church and the famous Chinese fishing nets.
Go on a scenic drive to Periyar, the wildlife and spice plantation hub of Kerala. The afternoon spice plantation tour will open 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, 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. Afterwards visit the splendid Agra Fort, built in red sandstone.
Full day guided tour of the ‘Pink City’. Start at the Amber Fort, a marvellous example of Rajput architecture, ascending the hill by elephant. Continue to the City Palace, the Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory and the Hawa Mahal or ‘Palace of Winds’.