This tour is an ideal option for those who like to explore historical monuments and scenic beauty and serenity of the Backwaters of the Arabian Sea. Starting from Delhi, you explore Agra and Jaipur. You fly to the south of India; visit Munnar, the Wildlife Sanctuary at Periyar, backwaters of Allepey and the beautiful beaches of Varkala.
Day 1: Delhi Arrive at the Delhi airport; you will be escorted to your hotel. Spend your day at leisure and stay overnight at Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi Take a guided tour of Delhi, visit popular spots like Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Humayuns tomb, Qutub Minar, Laxmi Narayan Temple and the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament and President Palace. Get back to your hotel and spend your night at Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi Agra Take a train to Agra. Once you reach Agra, you will be escorted by a representative of Remarkable India to your hotel. Later, explore the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Return back to the hotel in the evening and stay overnight at Agra.
Day 4: Agra Fatehpur Sikri Jaipur Early morning, proceed to Jaipur. Visit the Red Fort at Fatehpur Sikri on the way. Reach Jaipur in the evening. You will be escorted to your hotel. Stay overnight at Jaipur.
Day 5: Jaipur Jaipur is an enthralling city; take a guided tour of the Palace City of India. Visit the Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal and the City Palace Museum. You then get back to the hotel late evening and stay overnight at Jaipur.
Day 6: Jaipur - Mumbai Cochin Board a flight for Mumbai in the morning. After you reach Mumbai, board a flight for Cochin. Reach Cochin in the late afternoon, you will be escorted to your pre booked hotel. Spend your day at leisure; spend your night at Cochin.
Day 7: Cochin In the morning move around Cochin and explore the Willingdon Island, Fort Kochi Beach, the Santa Cruz Basilica and the Chinese Fishing Nets. Dont miss the Kathakali show. Get back to your hotel and spend your night at Cochin.
Day 8: Cochin Munnar After your breakfast, proceed to Munnar (135 Km/ 5 Hours). By afternoon you reach Munnar and are escorted to your hotel. You enjoy your day at leisure, stay overnight at Munnar.
Day 9: Munnar In the morning, move out of your hotel to explore Munnar, visit the Mattupetty Dam, the Echo Point, Anamudi (the highest peak in South India), Rajamalai and the tea gardens of Munnar. Get back to your hotel & stay overnight at Munnar.
Day 10: Munnar Periyar Today proceed to Periyar. After you reach Periyar by the afternoon, go out for a nature walk. The nature walk programs are conducted by Forest Department between 7.30 A.M to 11 A.M and 2.30 P.M to 3.30 P.M. Get back to your hotel and stay for the night at Periyar.
Day 11: Periyar Set out for the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in the morning. This is a Tiger Reserve but is more popular for the Asiatic Elephants. There are many animals and birds here. Get back to your hotel in the evening and stay at Periyar for the night.
Day 12: Periyar Alleppey Today proceed towards Allepey and enjoy a stay in a houseboat in the Backwaters. The houseboats cruise through the Vembanad Lake. Enjoy the stay in the houseboat for a full day & spend the night in it.
Day 13: Alleppey Kumarakom Today proceed to Kumarakom. The beach has retained its natural ambience and you will feel pleasant swimming or sun bathing. Take a short drive to the main city of Kumarakom and get into your hotel. Have a day of leisure and enjoy your night stay at Kumarakom.
Day 14: Kumarakom Take a stroll across the beach and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Arabian Sea. Amidst the village of Kumarakom is the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Explore this Bird Sanctuary at ease during your Kerala tour. Get back to your hotel and spend your night at Kumarakom.
Day 15: Kumarakom Varkala Proceed for Varkala in the morning. Varkala is another beach holiday destination. There are mineral springs near Varkala which are believed to have medicinal properties. Spend your day at leisure and have a good nights sleep at Varkala.
Day 16: Varkala Enjoy your the next day at Varkala with activities like para sailing, volleyball and other water sports. Get back to your hotel and spend another night at Varkala.
Day 17: Varkala Trivandrum - Hometown After breakfast, board a flight for your hometown from the Trivandrum Airport.
◊ Explore the essence of Delhi, both old and new. Visit the monuments in Delhi.
◊ Experience the beauty of the Taj Mahal at Agra.
◊ In the Palace City of Jaipur, visit the City Palace and other engaging tourist spots.
◊ Enjoy the traditional ambience of Cochin.
◊ Try adventure activities at Periyar. Visit the Wildlife Sanctuary.
◊ Stay in a houseboat at Alleypey in the backwaters, cruise through the Vembnad Lake.
◊ Enjoy water sports at Kumarakom. Visit the Bird Sanctuary.
◊ Try para sailing at Varkala.