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  • Embark on a colourful tour that begins in Delhi and showcases some highlights of this wonderful country.
  • As part of The Best of India tour you will be staying at a selection of excellent hotels.
  • This fantastic offer takes you to epic ‘must-see’ sights, including the iconic Taj Mahal, The Amber Fort, and along the River Ganges.

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Your Destinations

Delhi Mystery, magic, mayhem. Welcome to Delhi, City of Djinns, and 25 million people. Like an eastern Rome, India’s capital is littered with the relics of lost empires. A succession of armies stormed across the Indo-Gangetic plain and imprinted their identity onto the vanquished city, before vanishing into rubble and ruin like the conquerors who preceded them. Modern Delhi is a chaotic tapestry of medieval fortifications, Mughal mausoleums, dusty bazaars, colonial-era town planning, and mega malls.
Agra The magical allure of the Taj Mahal draws tourists to Agra like moths to a wondrous flame. And despite the hype, it’s every bit as good as you’ve heard. But the Taj is not a stand-alone attraction. The legacy of the Mughal empire has left a magnificent fort and a liberal sprinkling of fascinating tombs and mausoleums; and there’s also fun to be had in the bustling market places.
Jaipur The city’s colourful, chaotic streets ebb and flow with a heady brew of old and new. Careering buses dodge dawdling camels, leisurely cycle-rickshaws frustrate swarms of motorbikes, and everywhere buzzing autorickshaws watch for easy prey. In the midst of this mayhem, the splendours of Jaipur’s majestic past are islands of relative calm evoking a different pace and another world.

At the city’s heart, the City Palace continues to house the former royal family; the Jantar Mantar, the royal observatory, maintains a heavenly aspect; and the honeycomb Hawa Mahal gazes on the bazaar below. And just out of sight, in the arid hill country surrounding the city, is the fairy-tale grandeur of Amber Fort, Jaipur’s star attraction.
Cochin (Kochi) Serene Kochi has been drawing traders and explorers to its shores for over 600 years. Nowhere else in India could you find such an intriguing mix: giant fishing nets from China, a 400-year-old synagogue, ancient mosques, Portuguese houses and the crumbling remains of the British Raj. The result is an unlikely blend of medieval Portugal, Holland and an English village grafted onto the tropical Malabar Coast. Kochi is also a centre for Keralan arts and one of the best places to see Kathakali and kalarippayattu.
Munnar The rolling hills around Munnar, South India's largest tea-growing region, are carpeted in emerald-green tea plantations, contoured, clipped and sculpted like ornamental hedges. The low mountain scenery is magnificent – you’re often up above the clouds watching veils of mist clinging to the mountaintops. Wander just a few kilometres out of town and you’ll be engulfed in a sea of a thousand shades of green.

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival In Delhi              
Arrive at Delhi International airport by your international flight. After immigration, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for overnight stay. (Hotel check in time is 1400 hours).

DELHI is India’s capital and a major gateway to the country. Perhaps there is no other capital city in the world so steeped in history and legend as the Indian capital Delhi. It was the magnet, which drew the Mongols, Turks, Persians, Afghans, Mughals and the British, all of whom contributed to its glorious but turbulent past. The fascination with Delhi was such that even though it was abandoned many times, its rulers returned to it again and again rebuilding it at least seven times. Today, the twin cities of Old and New Delhi still intrigue Indians and tourists alike as the cultural and political capital of the largest democracy in the world.

Travelling Distance approx. 18 km – Driving Time approx. 45 min

Overnight in New Delhi at The Suryaa Hotel in a Deluxe Room with breakfast included.

Day 2: Delhi
Proceed for a full day combined city tour of Old and New Delhi. (The Guide will meet you at the hotel at approximately 0900 hrs. unless you request otherwise). In Old Delhi you will visit the 17th century Jama Masjid and walk through the narrow, winding lanes of colourful and bustling Chandni Chowk. You have the option of taking a rickshaw ride through these bazaars. Also visit the Mughal Empire’s most opulent fort, the Red Fort for a photo stop. Visit Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. 

Afternoon proceed to New Delhi. Drive past The Presidential Palace, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys, the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war and a drive along the Rajpath past the Parliament House and secretarial buildings. Visit Qutab Minar, the 12th century tower of victory built by a slave king and prototype of all minars (towers) in India. Also visit the 16th century Humayun’s tomb, a precursor to the Taj Mahal.  

Overnight in New Delhi at The Suryaa Hotel in a Deluxe Room with breakfast included.

Day 3: Delhi to Agra     
This morning after breakfast proceed to Agra.
Upon arrival at Agra you will check-in at your hotel and a SITA representative will assist you to complete your check-in formalities.

Agra came into the limelight during the rule of  the Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi - who had made it the capital of his empire. Later in 1526 A.D., the Mughal   Emperor Babar took upon himself the task for rendering Agra, a unique character and beauty of its own. The next few hundred years of Agra witnessed the rise of the pomp and pageantry of three great Mughal   monarchs - Emperor Akbar, Jehangir and Shahjahan.  In modern times, the city of Agra is a thriving carpet industry where you can also find leather workers, sandstone and marble sculptors, some of whom claim to be direct descendants of the craftsmen who had helped build the Taj Mahal.

Afternoon you will proceed to visit Agra Fort, where the ageing Emperor Shah Jahan, imprisoned by his son, watched from a distance the fulfilment of his life’s dream-the building of the Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife.

Later visit Taj Mahal, (Closed on Fridays). On the inner walls, jewel-like stones create beautiful designs in white marble. The Mughals perfected the art of embedding semi-precious stones into marble and the Taj is the finest example of this special process called pietra dura. It begins with a marble plate, varying in size. Then jewels are sliced paper thin and embedded in the marble with such precision that the joints are invisible to the naked eye.

Travelling Distance approx. 204 km – Driving Time approx. 04 hours

Overnight in Agra at Taj Gateway in a Standard Room with breakfast included.

Day 4: Agra to Jaipur
Post breakfast drive to Jaipur .

Enroute visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri, is the deserted red sandstone city, built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century.  It was abandoned soon after it was built when the local wells went dry and it remains today in much the same condition that it was over 300 years ago. It is complete with palaces and mosques and used to be a town larger than London when it was originally constructed. Now it is an extraordinary place to wander around with its buildings in near perfect condition.  

Upon arrival in Jaipur, check-in at the hotel.
JAIPUR – the capital of Rajasthan province is known for its arts and crafts, jewellery, hand-painted fabrics and stone sculptures; it is one of North India’s finest examples of a planned city embodying the best of Rajput and Mughal architecture.
In the evening you will be taken to Nokha House for a typically Rajasthani meal with a Rajasthani Family.

Travelling Distance approx. 235 kms – Driving Time approx. 05 hours

Overnight in Jaipur at The Fortune Select Metropolitan in a Standard Room with breakfast included.

Day 5: Jaipur
To begin with you will proceed to visit the capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. Ruins and remains are spread over the Aravali hills and sprawling crenulated walls lattice the surrounding area.

An elephant or alternatively a jeep will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) where a single lamplight is reflected in the many mirrors, lighting up the room.

En-route to Amber Fort you will stop and see the `Palace of Winds’, otherwise known as Hawa Mahal. It is really an elaborate façade, extremely intricate in its pink sandstone carving. The cool wind blows through its facade of windows and latticed screens through which the queens of the court once viewed the streets of the city.

This afternoon, you will visit the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, armory, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings.

Jaipur's Jantar Mantar is the most famous of five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh in India. Jai Singh was a great admirer of progresses and research made in the fields of science and technology, and he was passionate about astronomy. There is a very interesting story behind the construction of this observatory, considered as the largest stone observatory in the world. Sawai Jai Singh sent his emissaries to all parts of the world before commencing the construction of this observatory. The emissaries returned with many manuals on astronomy containing cutting-edge technological information. One of these manuals was a copy of La Hire's "Tables". The king ordered the observatory to be built according to the details contained in this manual. When the construction ended, for the astonishment of the king and others, the observatory was 20 seconds more accurate than the one mentioned in La Hire's "Tables".

Overnight in Jaipur at The Fortune Select Metropolitan in a Standard Room with breakfast included.

Day 6: Jaipur to Cochin
Morning assisted departure transfer to the airport to board the flight for Cochin via Bangalore

Upon arrival in Cochin, met and transfer to the hotel.
Kochi, or more familiarly, Cochin is a city of many parts. Around for a long, long time, Kochi played a pivotal role in the development of shipping and trade in the region. Kochi's prime location on the west coast, its fine bay and protected harbour made it popular with seafarers and merchant ships who made frequent stops to stock up on spices, coffee and wood en-route to the rich markets of Europe and West Asia. And so down the ages, Kochi prospered as a busy port city and commercial centre. Its seafront is still extremely relevant to Cochin and to India: it houses a Naval Base and one of India’s busiest ports.

Overnight in Cochin at The Casino Hotel in a Standard Room with breakfast included.

Day 7: Cochin
Today you will start your day with a half day city tour of the city. You will first proceed to Mattancherry, where you will visit the oldest Jewish Synagogue in India, built in 1568; it was destroyed by the Portuguese and rebuilt by the Dutch a century later. From Jewish Synagogue you will visit Chinese fishing nets. The cantilevered fishing nets line the entrance to the harbour mouth. Chinese traders are believed to have originally introduced them in the 14th century although, today parts of the nets are known by Portuguese names. You will then visit St. Francis Church, originally named after Santo Antonio and dedicated to him as the Patron Saint of Portugal, St. Francis Church is the first church to have been in the new European influenced tradition.. You will also be visiting The Dutch Palace (Closed on Friday) at Mattancherry, which was built in 1555 and its coronation hall and murals at Ramayana are noteworthy features.

Later in the afternoon, enjoy Kerala Kaleidoscope at Greenix Village. A medley of various dances, Kaleidoscope Kerala redefines the intangibly elusive aesthetics of bliss as it evokes the eternally alluring charm of this many-splendor land and it’s infinitely enriching cultural ethos.

It’s a celebration of  a spectacular array of dance forms and musical styles, pure classics along with distinctively ethnic, blending seamlessly with indigenous elements of ritualized theatre, folk traditions and stupefying displays of the native martial art techniques of Kalarippayattu.

Overnight in Cochin at The Casino Hotel in a Standard Room with breakfast included.

Day 8: Cochin to Munnar
Post breakfast drive to Munnar.
On arrival proceed for check-in at your hotel.
Munnar is the nature-lover’s paradise. Snuggling in the green and serene Kannan Devan Hills lies the quite and restful resort of Munnar. Panoramic views of low-flying clouds and mist filled valleys make it a pretty little heaven with a cool bracing climate. It was opened up out of virgin forests a century ago by pioneering planters. Within its remote and elderly churches - gracious, stone-structures with ancient chandeliers and rosewood pews. A little beyond lies Anaimudi, South India's highest peak.

Travelling distance approx. 130 Kms, driving time approx. 4 hours

Overnight in Munnar at The Mistletoe Hotel in a Hill View Deluxe Room with breakfast included.

Day 9: Munnar to Alleppey Backwaters
Morning post breakfast, proceed to visit the Tata Tea Museum which diligently portrays the growth of Munnar tea estates, veritably conveyed through some of the displays like the rudimentary tea roller to the modern fully automated tea factory. Visitors to the museum can satiate their curiosity on various stages of tea processing, and also learn a thing or two about the production of black tea.

Later you will be driven to Alleppey Backwaters.

Also called “Venice of the East”, Alleppey or Alappuzha is famous for the backwater cruises, the spectacular snake boat races and the Coir Industry. Alleppey is a pleasant easy-going market town surrounded by coconut plantations. With its large network of canals, it is a major centre for backwater cruises and the venue for spectacular snake boat races. Also called “Venice of the East”, the town is the headquarters of Kerala’s coir industry and also important for cashew nut processing. A cruise along the backwaters is one of the most enthralling experiences Alleppey offers. The houseboats of today - huge, slow moving, exotic barge used for leisure trips - are the reworked kettuvallams of olden times. The original kettuvallams were used to carry tons of rice and spices which has now tremendously changed over the years.

Travelling distance approx. 150 Kms, driving time approx. 4 hours

Overnight at Punnemada Resorts in Alleppey in a Garden Villa with breakfast included.

Day 10: Allepey Backwaters
Full day is at leisure for independent activities.

Kerala is also known for its Ayurvedic therapies. For those who want to stay in house, the resort offers a wide variety of therapeutic treatments.  Ayurveda is the ancient living medical heritage of India. The word Ayurveda literally means Knowledge or Science of Life. It deals with the maintenance of health and relief from disease. Ayurveda aims at achieving happiness of both body and mind and should form part of daily life. Today this medical system is still flourishing in India and particularly in Kerala. One of the treatments is the use of massages with medicinal oils.  

Overnight at Punnemada Resorts in Alleppey in a Garden Villa with breakfast included.

Day 11: Alleppey to Cochin
In time you will be transferred to Cochin airport where you will be assisted by a SITA representative to board your onward flight to back home. (It is advisable to leave the hotel 5 hours prior to the flight departure time in order to cater to travel time till the airport and time required for immigration and boarding formalities.)

Travelling distance approx. 50 Kms, driving time approx. 1.5 hours

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Your Hotels

You will be staying in the following hotels with breakfast included throughout.

Adults Adults
2 Adults
The Suryaa Hotel 5* - Delhi (2 nights)
Enjoy the premier service and modern comforts that The Suryaa, New Delhi can provide. This luxury New Delhi hotel is a premier choice for discerning travelers visiting India. The hotel follows the cosmic Surya by creating a warm, vibrant and lively ambience for its guests.

The spacious and stylish accommodation is just the start of the impeccable hotel experience that guests experience. A taste of pure contentment is guaranteed with a host of dining options and custom-crafted celebrations.
The Taj Gateway Hotel 5* - Agra (1 night)
Revel in the majesty of the Taj Mahal from the comfort of your bedroom at this luxury hotel near the iconic palace itself. Along with a fitness centre, spa and swimming pool, the hotel also houses a restaurant serving Indian classics, a lounge bar and a remarkable rooftop bar that looks out to the city.
Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre 4* - Jaipur (2 nights)
Situated close to the main business district and Jaipur historical monuments, this hotel is ideal for sightseeing. Unwind in one of 172 spacious guest rooms, starting at a spacious 320 square feet. The range of leisure facilities include a Spa, Gym, round the clock Travel Desk and outdoor pool. 
Casino Hotel - Cochi (2 nights)
The Casino Hotel is not just one of Cochin's landmarks, it's also a fine introduction to the charms of the city, and indeed, of Kerala. Here, you can get an authentic taste of Kerala's colourful life, diverse cultures and eclectic cuisine.
Mistletoe Hotel - Munnar (1 night)
Mistletoe Munnar is a boutique, premium home stay with five elegantly furnished rooms with private balcony; overlooking the magnificent Chokkanmudi peaks, Lakchmi hills and Kanan Devan plantations of Munnar. This home stay features a traditional clay oven bakery, a cute café and small library.
Punnemada Resort - Alleppey (2 nights)
This peaceful hotel is a classic property which is nestled within Kerlala's lush scenery & overlooks Vembanad Lake. Each cottage is modelled after classic Kerala-style architecture and feature terraces with views of the lake, garden or pool. Distinctive touches include sloped ceilings and 4-poster beds.

Please note that should accommodation in the above listed hotels not be available at the time of your visit we will offer a similar standard.

Your Journey

Flights: Are included with Jet Airways & 15kg of hold luggage.

Outbound 
Depart London Heathrow: 20:45
Arrive in Delhi: 09:45 (+1)

Inbound 
Depart Cochin: 07:05
Arrive in Delhi: 10:25
Depart Delhi: 13:20
Arrive in London Heathrow: 17:40

There is also an internal flight from Jaipur to Cochin included in the price.

All flight times are local.

Transfers: shared transfers are included in this offer. Time/distance from Delhi Airport to hotel is approximately 45 min/18km. All other transfer distances can be found on itinerary.

Weather

Jan
min : 7°C max : 21°C
Feb
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Mar
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Apr
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May
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Jun
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Jul
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Aug
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Sep
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Oct
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Nov
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Dec
min : 8°C max : 23°C

What's Included?

  • 10 night’s accommodation on twin sharing at the hotels mentioned above or similar
  • Daily buffet breakfast at all the mentioned hotels
  • Entrance fees at all monuments (one time only) as per the itinerary, road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges & interstate taxes.
  • All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by air-conditioned car
  • Services of an English-Speaking local Guide shall be provided for the sightseeing & excursion tours as per the itinerary.
  • Cycle Rickshaw ride in the narrow lanes of Chandani Chowk, Old Delhi
  • 01 Dinner with an Indian Family in Jaipur
  • An Elephant or Jeep Ride while ascending & descending the Amber Fort at Jaipur
  • Kaleidoscope Dance at the Greenix Village in Cochin
  • Visit to Tea Museum (subject to operation) & Tea Gardens in Munnar
  • SITA representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
  • 02 Bottles of Mineral Water Per Person Per Day & Wet Tissues throughout the itinerary
  • All currently applicable taxes on hotel & transport
  • Govt. service tax

Not Included

  • Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic/non- alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax, any insurance etc.
  • Any meals other than the mentioned.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Our Cost is not valid for any period other than mentioned above.

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