North & South India Trip - 16N/17D


Trip at a Glance
Day  1: Arrival at Delhi
Day  2: Delhi
Day  3: Delhi - Agra
Day  4: Agra - Jaipur
Day  5: Jaipur
Day  6: Trivandrum
Day  7: Kovalam
Day  8: Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Kovalam
Day  9: Kovalam - Alleppey
Day 10: Alleppey - Thekkady
Day 11: Thekkady - Munnar
Day 12: Munnar
Day 13: Munnar - Cochin
Day 14: Cochin - Calicut
Day 15: Calicut - Wayanad - Mysore
Day 16: Mysore - Bengaluru
Day 17: Departure

End of Services


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Delhi

The capital of incredible India, Delhi, is a city brimming with joy and excitement.  Spend an entire day in Delhi exploring the exotic bazars and savouring the delectable authentic Mughlai cusines at Old Delhi.


Overnight stay at Hotel Singh International or similar hotels


Day 2

Delhi

 This vibrant city of Delhi is always ready to surprise its guests with myriad contrasts and contradictions. . It is a perfect amalgamation of glitzy modernity and timeless tradition. Delhi has been the power center of empires since ages, hence the city lies dotted with a number of great Indian monuments such as the Red Fort, the Humayun’s tomb, the India gate, the Qutub Minar and the Lotus temple. Spend an entire day exploring these monuments. In the evening visit the magnificent Akshardham Temple.


Overnight Stay at Hotel Singh International or similar hotel.


Day 3

Delhi - Agra

Agra is famous for the legendary Taj Mahal, that was constructed by Shahjahan in the memory of his deceased wife Mumtaz. Aptly known as the ‘symbol of love’, it is said that every tourist must visit the Taj once in his lifetime. fourteenth child. An epitome of true love indeed!  It is said that every tourist must visit the Taj Mahal once in his life time. This monument is worth the hype that has ever been showered upon it, so it is not surprising that it found a place in the ‘seven wonders of the World’. But the Taj Mahal is not a standalone attraction. Agra is also known for another phenomenal example of great Mughal architecture, the Agra Fort, which is a massive red sandstone fort built by Emperor Akbar on the banks of the river Yamuna. It is one of the finest forts in the country. The fort was built primarily as a military structure, but Shah Jahan transformed it into a palace, and later it became his gilded prison for eight years after his son Aurangzeb seized power.


Overnight stay at Atithi Agra or similar Hotels


Day 4

Agra - Jaipur

Next, on route to Jaipur, visit the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri, which was the short-lived capital of Mughal empire during Akbar’s time. This city boasts of a fabulous mosque and three palaces for three of Akbar’s most favorite wives: one Hindu, one Muslim and one a Christian.


Overnight stay at Golden Manor or similar hotels


Day 5

Jaipur

The vibrant pink city of Jaipur bears witness to many remarkable victories and conquests. A perfect blend of culture, tradition and modernity, this place is dotted with various monuments of historical significance such as the Amer Palace and the Hawa Mahal. Jaipur owes its name, founding and planning to the great warrior- astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II. 

The Amer Palace is a fine example of traditional Indian art and architecture. A unique aspect of the palace is that natural colors made of vegetables and stones have been used to paint its interiors. Another distinctive and extraordinary example of innovative Indian architecture is the Hawa Mahal or the ‘Palace of winds’. It was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable ladies of the royal household to watch life and processions of the city. Jaipur is also known for its colorful bazaars, delectable Rajasthani cuisines and the exciting art of puppetry.  At night enjoy your dinner at the make-believe village of Chokhi Dhani.


Overnight stay at Golden Manor or similar hotels


Day 6

Jaipur - Trivandrum

Take a flight to Kovalam via Mumbai and Trivendrum. IPR representative will meet & greet at the Trivandrum Airport & Transfer to the hotel .Check in at the hotel & enjoy the resort activity.


Overnight stay at Soma Kerala Palace Or Similar Hotel


Day 7

Kovalam

The quaint town of Kovalam has experienced the transition from a sleepy fishing village to Kerela’s most developed resort. The main stretch, Lighthouse beach is a heaven for the tourists as it features a number of hotels and restaurants along the shore.


Overnight Stay at Soma Kerala Palace Or Similar Hotels


Day 8

Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Kovalam

Explore Kanyakumari: Take a sceninc tour of the breathtaking Kanyakumari and let it mesmerize you with its enchanting hues and colours. Visit the temple of Kanyakumari (the virgin goddess) who is believed to have fought and slayed a demon singlehandedly. Also visit the Vivekananda Memorial, the Gandhi Memorial and the Kamraj Memorial (dedicated to K. Kamraj, known as Gandhi of the South).


Overnight Stay at Soma Kerala Palace Or Similar Hotels


Day 9

Kovalam - Alleppey

Leave for Alleppey, Explore Alleppey: you would be transferred to  Alleppey (175 KM / 05 Hour 30mns). A perfect rural place is bounded with large water bodies named as Venice of the East. Alleppy Alleppey (Alappuzha) district occupies a prominent place in the tourist map of Kerala interlocked with lakes and canals. The Vembanad Lake stretching up to Kochi, the rivers Achankovil, Manimala and Pamba and a net work of canals in the district are used for inland navigation. On arrival, check into houseboat and spend the day at leisure. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy lunch, evening tea/coffee with snacks and dinner on it. Stay overnight in houseboat. Over Night stay at House Boat. Alleppey is known to be the hub of Kerela’s backwaters.


Overnight Stay at IPR Houseboat


Day 10

Alleppey - Thekkady

Next visit Periyar which South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary. The vast region is home to bison, sambar, wild boar, langur, 900 to 1000 elephants and 35 to 40 hard-to-spot tigers. Spend an entire day here, in the vicinity of wonderful nature.


Overnight Stay at Coffee Routes or similar hotels


Day 11

Thekkady - Munnar

Thekkady leave for Munnar, which is South India’s largest tea- growing region. Check in to the hotel & day at leisure with misty mountains.


Overnight Stay at Grand plaza or similar hotels


Day 12

Munnar

Let the majestic gardens of Munnar enthrall and captivate you with their pristine and untouched beauty. Spend an entire day exploring the enticing tea museum here, which is as close as you’ll get to a working tea factory around Munnar. Also savor the delectable South Indian delicacies here.


Overnight stay at Grand plaza or similar hotels


Day 13

Munnar - Cochin

Travel to Cochin, a bustling cosmopolitan city in Kerela with a busy port. Kochi’s existence can be summed up in the phrase “A city born in storm, nurtured in rivalry and established as battling ground for European empires.” Spend an entire day in this beautiful city immersing in the surprises it has to offer. Visit the Mattancherry Palace, that was presented as a gift to the Raja of Kochi as a gesture of goodwill by the Portuguese. This place houses some of the most fascinating Hindu murals, depicting scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and other Puranic legends in intricate details. Next visit the Pardesi Synagogue, which features an ornate gold pulpit and elaborate hand-painted, willow-pattern floor tiles from Canton, China. Finish your day with a scrumptious meal at the Malabar junction.


Overnight Stay at Abaam Or Similar Hotels


Day 14

Cochin - Calicut

Next enjoy your travel to Kodungallur that fall on the way to Calicut. Calicut or Kozhikode was a prosperous trading town and the capital of Malabar during the Zamorin dynasty. At Calicut, visit the art gallery to browse through the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and Raja Raja Varma.


Overnight at Vasco da Gama or similar hotels 


Day 15

Calicut - Wayanad - Mysore

On your way to Mysore from Calicut, visit the mesmerizing Wayanad ghats, which feature nine hairpin bends.  Mysore is an ancient city with an extremely rich cultural and historical legacy. It is known for its glittering royal heritage, vibrant market places and magnificent monuments. A trip to South India is incomplete without traveling to Mysore. Take a trip to the Mysore Palace, one of the grandest buildings in India, which was also the former seat of the Wodeyar Mahrajas. Mysore is a house to some of the most exquisite examples of colonial architecture such as the Government House, Silver Jubilee clock tower and the St Philomena cathedral.


Overnight stay at Sandesh the Prince or similar hotels


Day 16

Mysore - Bengaluru

Bangalore is best known as the hub of India’s booming IT industry and is generally regarded as one of the most progressive Indian cities. It has an awesome climate and a cosmopolitan culture. Some of the interesting sights in Bangalore are – Lalbagh botanical gardens, Olive Beach, National Gallery of Modern Art and the Cubbon Park.


Overnight Stay at Sandesh the Kingston Or similar hotels


Day 17

Departure

Depart from Bangalore with a plethora of exciting experiences and unforgettable memories.


End of Services


Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Assistance, toll, taxes
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package.
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rate are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling.
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Dutch palace (Closed on Fridays) 08.00Hrs- 17.00Hrs
Jewish synagogue (Closed on Friday, Saturdays) 10.00Hrs-13.00 & 15.00hrs-17.00hrs)
St. Francis church (Closed on Sundays) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
David hall- (Closed on Monday) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
Indo Portuguese museum (Closed on Mondays)
Santa cruz basilica (Closed on Sunday)
Spice market (Closed on Sunday)
All Monuments and Museum closed on Monday and Public holidays
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st 2017
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis.

North & South India Trip - 16N/17D


Trip at a Glance
Day  1: Arrival at Delhi
Day  2: Delhi
Day  3: Delhi - Agra
Day  4: Agra - Jaipur
Day  5: Jaipur
Day  6: Trivandrum
Day  7: Kovalam
Day  8: Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Kovalam
Day  9: Kovalam - Alleppey
Day 10: Alleppey - Thekkady
Day 11: Thekkady - Munnar
Day 12: Munnar
Day 13: Munnar - Cochin
Day 14: Cochin - Calicut
Day 15: Calicut - Wayanad - Mysore
Day 16: Mysore - Bengaluru
Day 17: Departure

End of Services


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi

The capital of incredible India, Delhi, is a city brimming with joy and excitement.  Spend an entire day in Delhi exploring the exotic bazars and savouring the delectable authentic Mughlai cusines at Old Delhi.


Overnight stay at Hotel Singh International or similar hotels


Day 2 Delhi

 This vibrant city of Delhi is always ready to surprise its guests with myriad contrasts and contradictions. . It is a perfect amalgamation of glitzy modernity and timeless tradition. Delhi has been the power center of empires since ages, hence the city lies dotted with a number of great Indian monuments such as the Red Fort, the Humayun’s tomb, the India gate, the Qutub Minar and the Lotus temple. Spend an entire day exploring these monuments. In the evening visit the magnificent Akshardham Temple.


Overnight Stay at Hotel Singh International or similar hotel.


Day 3 Delhi - Agra

Agra is famous for the legendary Taj Mahal, that was constructed by Shahjahan in the memory of his deceased wife Mumtaz. Aptly known as the ‘symbol of love’, it is said that every tourist must visit the Taj once in his lifetime. fourteenth child. An epitome of true love indeed!  It is said that every tourist must visit the Taj Mahal once in his life time. This monument is worth the hype that has ever been showered upon it, so it is not surprising that it found a place in the ‘seven wonders of the World’. But the Taj Mahal is not a standalone attraction. Agra is also known for another phenomenal example of great Mughal architecture, the Agra Fort, which is a massive red sandstone fort built by Emperor Akbar on the banks of the river Yamuna. It is one of the finest forts in the country. The fort was built primarily as a military structure, but Shah Jahan transformed it into a palace, and later it became his gilded prison for eight years after his son Aurangzeb seized power.


Overnight stay at Atithi Agra or similar Hotels


Day 4 Agra - Jaipur

Next, on route to Jaipur, visit the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri, which was the short-lived capital of Mughal empire during Akbar’s time. This city boasts of a fabulous mosque and three palaces for three of Akbar’s most favorite wives: one Hindu, one Muslim and one a Christian.


Overnight stay at Golden Manor or similar hotels


Day 5 Jaipur

The vibrant pink city of Jaipur bears witness to many remarkable victories and conquests. A perfect blend of culture, tradition and modernity, this place is dotted with various monuments of historical significance such as the Amer Palace and the Hawa Mahal. Jaipur owes its name, founding and planning to the great warrior- astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II. 

The Amer Palace is a fine example of traditional Indian art and architecture. A unique aspect of the palace is that natural colors made of vegetables and stones have been used to paint its interiors. Another distinctive and extraordinary example of innovative Indian architecture is the Hawa Mahal or the ‘Palace of winds’. It was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable ladies of the royal household to watch life and processions of the city. Jaipur is also known for its colorful bazaars, delectable Rajasthani cuisines and the exciting art of puppetry.  At night enjoy your dinner at the make-believe village of Chokhi Dhani.


Overnight stay at Golden Manor or similar hotels


Day 6 Jaipur - Trivandrum

Take a flight to Kovalam via Mumbai and Trivendrum. IPR representative will meet & greet at the Trivandrum Airport & Transfer to the hotel .Check in at the hotel & enjoy the resort activity.


Overnight stay at Soma Kerala Palace Or Similar Hotel


Day 7 Kovalam

The quaint town of Kovalam has experienced the transition from a sleepy fishing village to Kerela’s most developed resort. The main stretch, Lighthouse beach is a heaven for the tourists as it features a number of hotels and restaurants along the shore.


Overnight Stay at Soma Kerala Palace Or Similar Hotels


Day 8 Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Kovalam

Explore Kanyakumari: Take a sceninc tour of the breathtaking Kanyakumari and let it mesmerize you with its enchanting hues and colours. Visit the temple of Kanyakumari (the virgin goddess) who is believed to have fought and slayed a demon singlehandedly. Also visit the Vivekananda Memorial, the Gandhi Memorial and the Kamraj Memorial (dedicated to K. Kamraj, known as Gandhi of the South).


Overnight Stay at Soma Kerala Palace Or Similar Hotels


Day 9 Kovalam - Alleppey

Leave for Alleppey, Explore Alleppey: you would be transferred to  Alleppey (175 KM / 05 Hour 30mns). A perfect rural place is bounded with large water bodies named as Venice of the East. Alleppy Alleppey (Alappuzha) district occupies a prominent place in the tourist map of Kerala interlocked with lakes and canals. The Vembanad Lake stretching up to Kochi, the rivers Achankovil, Manimala and Pamba and a net work of canals in the district are used for inland navigation. On arrival, check into houseboat and spend the day at leisure. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy lunch, evening tea/coffee with snacks and dinner on it. Stay overnight in houseboat. Over Night stay at House Boat. Alleppey is known to be the hub of Kerela’s backwaters.


Overnight Stay at IPR Houseboat


Day 10 Alleppey - Thekkady

Next visit Periyar which South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary. The vast region is home to bison, sambar, wild boar, langur, 900 to 1000 elephants and 35 to 40 hard-to-spot tigers. Spend an entire day here, in the vicinity of wonderful nature.


Overnight Stay at Coffee Routes or similar hotels


Day 11 Thekkady - Munnar

Thekkady leave for Munnar, which is South India’s largest tea- growing region. Check in to the hotel & day at leisure with misty mountains.


Overnight Stay at Grand plaza or similar hotels


Day 12 Munnar

Let the majestic gardens of Munnar enthrall and captivate you with their pristine and untouched beauty. Spend an entire day exploring the enticing tea museum here, which is as close as you’ll get to a working tea factory around Munnar. Also savor the delectable South Indian delicacies here.


Overnight stay at Grand plaza or similar hotels


Day 13 Munnar - Cochin

Travel to Cochin, a bustling cosmopolitan city in Kerela with a busy port. Kochi’s existence can be summed up in the phrase “A city born in storm, nurtured in rivalry and established as battling ground for European empires.” Spend an entire day in this beautiful city immersing in the surprises it has to offer. Visit the Mattancherry Palace, that was presented as a gift to the Raja of Kochi as a gesture of goodwill by the Portuguese. This place houses some of the most fascinating Hindu murals, depicting scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and other Puranic legends in intricate details. Next visit the Pardesi Synagogue, which features an ornate gold pulpit and elaborate hand-painted, willow-pattern floor tiles from Canton, China. Finish your day with a scrumptious meal at the Malabar junction.


Overnight Stay at Abaam Or Similar Hotels


Day 14 Cochin - Calicut

Next enjoy your travel to Kodungallur that fall on the way to Calicut. Calicut or Kozhikode was a prosperous trading town and the capital of Malabar during the Zamorin dynasty. At Calicut, visit the art gallery to browse through the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and Raja Raja Varma.


Overnight at Vasco da Gama or similar hotels 


Day 15 Calicut - Wayanad - Mysore

On your way to Mysore from Calicut, visit the mesmerizing Wayanad ghats, which feature nine hairpin bends.  Mysore is an ancient city with an extremely rich cultural and historical legacy. It is known for its glittering royal heritage, vibrant market places and magnificent monuments. A trip to South India is incomplete without traveling to Mysore. Take a trip to the Mysore Palace, one of the grandest buildings in India, which was also the former seat of the Wodeyar Mahrajas. Mysore is a house to some of the most exquisite examples of colonial architecture such as the Government House, Silver Jubilee clock tower and the St Philomena cathedral.


Overnight stay at Sandesh the Prince or similar hotels


Day 16 Mysore - Bengaluru

Bangalore is best known as the hub of India’s booming IT industry and is generally regarded as one of the most progressive Indian cities. It has an awesome climate and a cosmopolitan culture. Some of the interesting sights in Bangalore are – Lalbagh botanical gardens, Olive Beach, National Gallery of Modern Art and the Cubbon Park.


Overnight Stay at Sandesh the Kingston Or similar hotels


Day 17 Departure

Depart from Bangalore with a plethora of exciting experiences and unforgettable memories.


End of Services


Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Assistance, toll, taxes
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package.
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rate are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling.
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Dutch palace (Closed on Fridays) 08.00Hrs- 17.00Hrs
Jewish synagogue (Closed on Friday, Saturdays) 10.00Hrs-13.00 & 15.00hrs-17.00hrs)
St. Francis church (Closed on Sundays) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
David hall- (Closed on Monday) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
Indo Portuguese museum (Closed on Mondays)
Santa cruz basilica (Closed on Sunday)
Spice market (Closed on Sunday)
All Monuments and Museum closed on Monday and Public holidays
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st 2017
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis.

North & South India Trip - 16N/17D


Trip at a Glance
Day  1: Arrival at Delhi
Day  2: Delhi
Day  3: Delhi - Agra
Day  4: Agra - Jaipur
Day  5: Jaipur
Day  6: Trivandrum
Day  7: Kovalam
Day  8: Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Kovalam
Day  9: Kovalam - Alleppey
Day 10: Alleppey - Thekkady
Day 11: Thekkady - Munnar
Day 12: Munnar
Day 13: Munnar - Cochin
Day 14: Cochin - Calicut
Day 15: Calicut - Wayanad - Mysore
Day 16: Mysore - Bengaluru
Day 17: Departure

End of Services


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi

The capital of incredible India, Delhi, is a city brimming with joy and excitement.  Spend an entire day in Delhi exploring the exotic bazars and savouring the delectable authentic Mughlai cusines at Old Delhi.


Overnight stay at Hotel Singh International or similar hotels


Day 2 Delhi

 This vibrant city of Delhi is always ready to surprise its guests with myriad contrasts and contradictions. . It is a perfect amalgamation of glitzy modernity and timeless tradition. Delhi has been the power center of empires since ages, hence the city lies dotted with a number of great Indian monuments such as the Red Fort, the Humayun’s tomb, the India gate, the Qutub Minar and the Lotus temple. Spend an entire day exploring these monuments. In the evening visit the magnificent Akshardham Temple.


Overnight Stay at Hotel Singh International or similar hotel.


Day 3 Delhi - Agra

Agra is famous for the legendary Taj Mahal, that was constructed by Shahjahan in the memory of his deceased wife Mumtaz. Aptly known as the ‘symbol of love’, it is said that every tourist must visit the Taj once in his lifetime. fourteenth child. An epitome of true love indeed!  It is said that every tourist must visit the Taj Mahal once in his life time. This monument is worth the hype that has ever been showered upon it, so it is not surprising that it found a place in the ‘seven wonders of the World’. But the Taj Mahal is not a standalone attraction. Agra is also known for another phenomenal example of great Mughal architecture, the Agra Fort, which is a massive red sandstone fort built by Emperor Akbar on the banks of the river Yamuna. It is one of the finest forts in the country. The fort was built primarily as a military structure, but Shah Jahan transformed it into a palace, and later it became his gilded prison for eight years after his son Aurangzeb seized power.


Overnight stay at Atithi Agra or similar Hotels


Day 4 Agra - Jaipur

Next, on route to Jaipur, visit the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri, which was the short-lived capital of Mughal empire during Akbar’s time. This city boasts of a fabulous mosque and three palaces for three of Akbar’s most favorite wives: one Hindu, one Muslim and one a Christian.


Overnight stay at Golden Manor or similar hotels


Day 5 Jaipur

The vibrant pink city of Jaipur bears witness to many remarkable victories and conquests. A perfect blend of culture, tradition and modernity, this place is dotted with various monuments of historical significance such as the Amer Palace and the Hawa Mahal. Jaipur owes its name, founding and planning to the great warrior- astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II. 

The Amer Palace is a fine example of traditional Indian art and architecture. A unique aspect of the palace is that natural colors made of vegetables and stones have been used to paint its interiors. Another distinctive and extraordinary example of innovative Indian architecture is the Hawa Mahal or the ‘Palace of winds’. It was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable ladies of the royal household to watch life and processions of the city. Jaipur is also known for its colorful bazaars, delectable Rajasthani cuisines and the exciting art of puppetry.  At night enjoy your dinner at the make-believe village of Chokhi Dhani.


Overnight stay at Golden Manor or similar hotels


Day 6 Jaipur - Trivandrum

Take a flight to Kovalam via Mumbai and Trivendrum. IPR representative will meet & greet at the Trivandrum Airport & Transfer to the hotel .Check in at the hotel & enjoy the resort activity.


Overnight stay at Soma Kerala Palace Or Similar Hotel


Day 7 Kovalam

The quaint town of Kovalam has experienced the transition from a sleepy fishing village to Kerela’s most developed resort. The main stretch, Lighthouse beach is a heaven for the tourists as it features a number of hotels and restaurants along the shore.


Overnight Stay at Soma Kerala Palace Or Similar Hotels


Day 8 Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Kovalam

Explore Kanyakumari: Take a sceninc tour of the breathtaking Kanyakumari and let it mesmerize you with its enchanting hues and colours. Visit the temple of Kanyakumari (the virgin goddess) who is believed to have fought and slayed a demon singlehandedly. Also visit the Vivekananda Memorial, the Gandhi Memorial and the Kamraj Memorial (dedicated to K. Kamraj, known as Gandhi of the South).


Overnight Stay at Soma Kerala Palace Or Similar Hotels


Day 9 Kovalam - Alleppey

Leave for Alleppey, Explore Alleppey: you would be transferred to  Alleppey (175 KM / 05 Hour 30mns). A perfect rural place is bounded with large water bodies named as Venice of the East. Alleppy Alleppey (Alappuzha) district occupies a prominent place in the tourist map of Kerala interlocked with lakes and canals. The Vembanad Lake stretching up to Kochi, the rivers Achankovil, Manimala and Pamba and a net work of canals in the district are used for inland navigation. On arrival, check into houseboat and spend the day at leisure. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy lunch, evening tea/coffee with snacks and dinner on it. Stay overnight in houseboat. Over Night stay at House Boat. Alleppey is known to be the hub of Kerela’s backwaters.


Overnight Stay at IPR Houseboat


Day 10 Alleppey - Thekkady

Next visit Periyar which South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary. The vast region is home to bison, sambar, wild boar, langur, 900 to 1000 elephants and 35 to 40 hard-to-spot tigers. Spend an entire day here, in the vicinity of wonderful nature.


Overnight Stay at Coffee Routes or similar hotels


Day 11 Thekkady - Munnar

Thekkady leave for Munnar, which is South India’s largest tea- growing region. Check in to the hotel & day at leisure with misty mountains.


Overnight Stay at Grand plaza or similar hotels


Day 12 Munnar

Let the majestic gardens of Munnar enthrall and captivate you with their pristine and untouched beauty. Spend an entire day exploring the enticing tea museum here, which is as close as you’ll get to a working tea factory around Munnar. Also savor the delectable South Indian delicacies here.


Overnight stay at Grand plaza or similar hotels


Day 13 Munnar - Cochin

Travel to Cochin, a bustling cosmopolitan city in Kerela with a busy port. Kochi’s existence can be summed up in the phrase “A city born in storm, nurtured in rivalry and established as battling ground for European empires.” Spend an entire day in this beautiful city immersing in the surprises it has to offer. Visit the Mattancherry Palace, that was presented as a gift to the Raja of Kochi as a gesture of goodwill by the Portuguese. This place houses some of the most fascinating Hindu murals, depicting scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and other Puranic legends in intricate details. Next visit the Pardesi Synagogue, which features an ornate gold pulpit and elaborate hand-painted, willow-pattern floor tiles from Canton, China. Finish your day with a scrumptious meal at the Malabar junction.


Overnight Stay at Abaam Or Similar Hotels


Day 14 Cochin - Calicut

Next enjoy your travel to Kodungallur that fall on the way to Calicut. Calicut or Kozhikode was a prosperous trading town and the capital of Malabar during the Zamorin dynasty. At Calicut, visit the art gallery to browse through the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and Raja Raja Varma.


Overnight at Vasco da Gama or similar hotels 


Day 15 Calicut - Wayanad - Mysore

On your way to Mysore from Calicut, visit the mesmerizing Wayanad ghats, which feature nine hairpin bends.  Mysore is an ancient city with an extremely rich cultural and historical legacy. It is known for its glittering royal heritage, vibrant market places and magnificent monuments. A trip to South India is incomplete without traveling to Mysore. Take a trip to the Mysore Palace, one of the grandest buildings in India, which was also the former seat of the Wodeyar Mahrajas. Mysore is a house to some of the most exquisite examples of colonial architecture such as the Government House, Silver Jubilee clock tower and the St Philomena cathedral.


Overnight stay at Sandesh the Prince or similar hotels


Day 16 Mysore - Bengaluru

Bangalore is best known as the hub of India’s booming IT industry and is generally regarded as one of the most progressive Indian cities. It has an awesome climate and a cosmopolitan culture. Some of the interesting sights in Bangalore are – Lalbagh botanical gardens, Olive Beach, National Gallery of Modern Art and the Cubbon Park.


Overnight Stay at Sandesh the Kingston Or similar hotels


Day 17 Departure

Depart from Bangalore with a plethora of exciting experiences and unforgettable memories.


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Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Assistance, toll, taxes
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package.
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rate are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling.
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Dutch palace (Closed on Fridays) 08.00Hrs- 17.00Hrs
Jewish synagogue (Closed on Friday, Saturdays) 10.00Hrs-13.00 & 15.00hrs-17.00hrs)
St. Francis church (Closed on Sundays) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
David hall- (Closed on Monday) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
Indo Portuguese museum (Closed on Mondays)
Santa cruz basilica (Closed on Sunday)
Spice market (Closed on Sunday)
All Monuments and Museum closed on Monday and Public holidays
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st 2017
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis.

North & South India Trip - 16N/17D


Trip at a Glance
Day  1: Arrival at Delhi
Day  2: Delhi
Day  3: Delhi - Agra
Day  4: Agra - Jaipur
Day  5: Jaipur
Day  6: Trivandrum
Day  7: Kovalam
Day  8: Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Kovalam
Day  9: Kovalam - Alleppey
Day 10: Alleppey - Thekkady
Day 11: Thekkady - Munnar
Day 12: Munnar
Day 13: Munnar - Cochin
Day 14: Cochin - Calicut
Day 15: Calicut - Wayanad - Mysore
Day 16: Mysore - Bengaluru
Day 17: Departure

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi

The capital of incredible India, Delhi, is a city brimming with joy and excitement.  Spend an entire day in Delhi exploring the exotic bazars and savouring the delectable authentic Mughlai cusines at Old Delhi.


Overnight stay at Hotel Singh International or similar hotels

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Day 2 Delhi

 This vibrant city of Delhi is always ready to surprise its guests with myriad contrasts and contradictions. . It is a perfect amalgamation of glitzy modernity and timeless tradition. Delhi has been the power center of empires since ages, hence the city lies dotted with a number of great Indian monuments such as the Red Fort, the Humayun’s tomb, the India gate, the Qutub Minar and the Lotus temple. Spend an entire day exploring these monuments. In the evening visit the magnificent Akshardham Temple.


Overnight Stay at Hotel Singh International or similar hotel.

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Day 3 Delhi - Agra

Agra is famous for the legendary Taj Mahal, that was constructed by Shahjahan in the memory of his deceased wife Mumtaz. Aptly known as the ‘symbol of love’, it is said that every tourist must visit the Taj once in his lifetime. fourteenth child. An epitome of true love indeed!  It is said that every tourist must visit the Taj Mahal once in his life time. This monument is worth the hype that has ever been showered upon it, so it is not surprising that it found a place in the ‘seven wonders of the World’. But the Taj Mahal is not a standalone attraction. Agra is also known for another phenomenal example of great Mughal architecture, the Agra Fort, which is a massive red sandstone fort built by Emperor Akbar on the banks of the river Yamuna. It is one of the finest forts in the country. The fort was built primarily as a military structure, but Shah Jahan transformed it into a palace, and later it became his gilded prison for eight years after his son Aurangzeb seized power.


Overnight stay at Atithi Agra or similar Hotels

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Day 4 Agra - Jaipur

Next, on route to Jaipur, visit the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri, which was the short-lived capital of Mughal empire during Akbar’s time. This city boasts of a fabulous mosque and three palaces for three of Akbar’s most favorite wives: one Hindu, one Muslim and one a Christian.


Overnight stay at Golden Manor or similar hotels

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Day 5 Jaipur

The vibrant pink city of Jaipur bears witness to many remarkable victories and conquests. A perfect blend of culture, tradition and modernity, this place is dotted with various monuments of historical significance such as the Amer Palace and the Hawa Mahal. Jaipur owes its name, founding and planning to the great warrior- astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II. 

The Amer Palace is a fine example of traditional Indian art and architecture. A unique aspect of the palace is that natural colors made of vegetables and stones have been used to paint its interiors. Another distinctive and extraordinary example of innovative Indian architecture is the Hawa Mahal or the ‘Palace of winds’. It was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable ladies of the royal household to watch life and processions of the city. Jaipur is also known for its colorful bazaars, delectable Rajasthani cuisines and the exciting art of puppetry.  At night enjoy your dinner at the make-believe village of Chokhi Dhani.


Overnight stay at Golden Manor or similar hotels

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Day 6 Jaipur - Trivandrum

Take a flight to Kovalam via Mumbai and Trivendrum. IPR representative will meet & greet at the Trivandrum Airport & Transfer to the hotel .Check in at the hotel & enjoy the resort activity.


Overnight stay at Soma Kerala Palace Or Similar Hotel

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Day 7 Kovalam

The quaint town of Kovalam has experienced the transition from a sleepy fishing village to Kerela’s most developed resort. The main stretch, Lighthouse beach is a heaven for the tourists as it features a number of hotels and restaurants along the shore.


Overnight Stay at Soma Kerala Palace Or Similar Hotels

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Day 8 Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Kovalam

Explore Kanyakumari: Take a sceninc tour of the breathtaking Kanyakumari and let it mesmerize you with its enchanting hues and colours. Visit the temple of Kanyakumari (the virgin goddess) who is believed to have fought and slayed a demon singlehandedly. Also visit the Vivekananda Memorial, the Gandhi Memorial and the Kamraj Memorial (dedicated to K. Kamraj, known as Gandhi of the South).


Overnight Stay at Soma Kerala Palace Or Similar Hotels

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Day 9 Kovalam - Alleppey

Leave for Alleppey, Explore Alleppey: you would be transferred to  Alleppey (175 KM / 05 Hour 30mns). A perfect rural place is bounded with large water bodies named as Venice of the East. Alleppy Alleppey (Alappuzha) district occupies a prominent place in the tourist map of Kerala interlocked with lakes and canals. The Vembanad Lake stretching up to Kochi, the rivers Achankovil, Manimala and Pamba and a net work of canals in the district are used for inland navigation. On arrival, check into houseboat and spend the day at leisure. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy lunch, evening tea/coffee with snacks and dinner on it. Stay overnight in houseboat. Over Night stay at House Boat. Alleppey is known to be the hub of Kerela’s backwaters.


Overnight Stay at IPR Houseboat

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Day 10 Alleppey - Thekkady

Next visit Periyar which South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary. The vast region is home to bison, sambar, wild boar, langur, 900 to 1000 elephants and 35 to 40 hard-to-spot tigers. Spend an entire day here, in the vicinity of wonderful nature.


Overnight Stay at Coffee Routes or similar hotels

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Day 11 Thekkady - Munnar

Thekkady leave for Munnar, which is South India’s largest tea- growing region. Check in to the hotel & day at leisure with misty mountains.


Overnight Stay at Grand plaza or similar hotels

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Day 12 Munnar

Let the majestic gardens of Munnar enthrall and captivate you with their pristine and untouched beauty. Spend an entire day exploring the enticing tea museum here, which is as close as you’ll get to a working tea factory around Munnar. Also savor the delectable South Indian delicacies here.


Overnight stay at Grand plaza or similar hotels

.

Day 13 Munnar - Cochin

Travel to Cochin, a bustling cosmopolitan city in Kerela with a busy port. Kochi’s existence can be summed up in the phrase “A city born in storm, nurtured in rivalry and established as battling ground for European empires.” Spend an entire day in this beautiful city immersing in the surprises it has to offer. Visit the Mattancherry Palace, that was presented as a gift to the Raja of Kochi as a gesture of goodwill by the Portuguese. This place houses some of the most fascinating Hindu murals, depicting scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and other Puranic legends in intricate details. Next visit the Pardesi Synagogue, which features an ornate gold pulpit and elaborate hand-painted, willow-pattern floor tiles from Canton, China. Finish your day with a scrumptious meal at the Malabar junction.


Overnight Stay at Abaam Or Similar Hotels

.

Day 14 Cochin - Calicut

Next enjoy your travel to Kodungallur that fall on the way to Calicut. Calicut or Kozhikode was a prosperous trading town and the capital of Malabar during the Zamorin dynasty. At Calicut, visit the art gallery to browse through the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and Raja Raja Varma.


Overnight at Vasco da Gama or similar hotels 

.

Day 15 Calicut - Wayanad - Mysore

On your way to Mysore from Calicut, visit the mesmerizing Wayanad ghats, which feature nine hairpin bends.  Mysore is an ancient city with an extremely rich cultural and historical legacy. It is known for its glittering royal heritage, vibrant market places and magnificent monuments. A trip to South India is incomplete without traveling to Mysore. Take a trip to the Mysore Palace, one of the grandest buildings in India, which was also the former seat of the Wodeyar Mahrajas. Mysore is a house to some of the most exquisite examples of colonial architecture such as the Government House, Silver Jubilee clock tower and the St Philomena cathedral.


Overnight stay at Sandesh the Prince or similar hotels

.

Day 16 Mysore - Bengaluru

Bangalore is best known as the hub of India’s booming IT industry and is generally regarded as one of the most progressive Indian cities. It has an awesome climate and a cosmopolitan culture. Some of the interesting sights in Bangalore are – Lalbagh botanical gardens, Olive Beach, National Gallery of Modern Art and the Cubbon Park.


Overnight Stay at Sandesh the Kingston Or similar hotels

.

Day 17 Departure

Depart from Bangalore with a plethora of exciting experiences and unforgettable memories.


End of Services

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Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Assistance, toll, taxes
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package.
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rate are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling.
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Dutch palace (Closed on Fridays) 08.00Hrs- 17.00Hrs
Jewish synagogue (Closed on Friday, Saturdays) 10.00Hrs-13.00 & 15.00hrs-17.00hrs)
St. Francis church (Closed on Sundays) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
David hall- (Closed on Monday) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
Indo Portuguese museum (Closed on Mondays)
Santa cruz basilica (Closed on Sunday)
Spice market (Closed on Sunday)
All Monuments and Museum closed on Monday and Public holidays
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st 2017
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis.