This '8 Nights & 9 Days' tour will take you across the famous Golden Triangle tourist circuit of India along with a chance to discover the beauty of the south and spend time in harmony, relaxation and rejuvenating with nature at Kovalam. Discover the new and old charm of Delhi, the Mughal era architectural wonders of Agra, admire the magnificent royal forts and palaces as well as stunning temples, and get back to life with some great Ayurveda therapies. Kovalam is known to be the hub for therapeutic Ayurveda massages. The ancient medical science of Ayurveda developed in India 5000 years ago. The traditional medicine system basically derives its name from two Sanskrit words, Ayur (means life) and Veda (means knowledge or science).
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. Check into the hotel and relax. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
After breakfast proceeds for Delhi sightseeing. You’ll first explore Old Delhi, starting with Jama Masjid, the country's largest mosque, built-in 1656. The mosque's courtyard is capable of holding 25,000 devotees at once. Next, visit Old Delhi’s oldest and biggest market Chandni Chowk. Later, enjoy a rickshaw ride from Fatehpuri Masjid to the impressive red sandstone monument of Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, get picked up by our driver and proceed to Raj Ghat, drive past the Red Fort. Raj Ghat is the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi - Father of the Nation. Afterwards, proceed to Humayun’s Tomb (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), an early example of fine Mughal architecture in India, built-in 1565. Humayun's Tomb is often said to be the inspiration behind the Taj Mahal. Later, take a sightseeing tour of New Delhi and drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s House), Parliament House, and India Gate - a war memorial constructed in memory of 70,000 Indian soldiers who fought in World War I. Lastly, visit Qutub Minar (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a soaring tower of victory. Its construction was commenced in 1193 under the supervision of Islamic ruler Qutb-al-din-Aibak, immediately after the defeat of the last Hindu Kingdom in Delhi. The marble and red sandstone built structure is nearly 73 meters tall and tapers from a 15-meter-diameter base to just 2.5 meters at the top.
After breakfast, you will be driven towards Agra via one of India’s finest freeways. Upon arrival in Agra, check into the hotel and freshen up. The city of Agra is home to Taj Mahal which p¬erhaps the world’s most photographed monument. Pay a visit to this beautiful edifice commissioned in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his loving wife. Then, visit the massive Agra Fort, an elegant building that reflects a perfect fusion of the Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles with massive courtyards, mosques & private chambers. Next, visit the Mehtab Bagh, an extension of the Taj Mahal Garden, located on the other side of the river.
After breakfast, you’ll drive to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Built-in the 16th century, this ancient fortified city was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. The complex includes the Diwan-i-Khas building, which has a beautifully carved pillar at its centre and the Panch Mahal Palace. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check into your hotel and relax. Later, explore the unending shopping options in Jaipur. As part of the tour, we will start off from the essential point of the Rajasthani craftwork i.e., block making and block printing and visit some of the local stores. We will also explore some of the famous places for a variety of jewellery including chunky tribal jewellery, gold and diamond jewellery as well as colourful lac bangles.
The morning after breakfast set off for a day of exploration in Jaipur. Ride to the top of the hilltop fortress - the Amber Fort on an elephant’s back. Get to know the dramatic grandeur of the fort perched on the Aravalli Hills and surrounded by fortified battlements. Then, pay a visit to the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, the five-storied structure featuring 953 small windows called jharokhas, decorated with intricate latticework. Made using red sandstone, the towering structure resembles a honeycomb and was initially built to allow the royal ladies to peer down without being seen. Next, visit the City Palace. Built-in the 18th century, the City Palace is a perfect example of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles and fortified walls, built for protection from invading armies. Also, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, an astronomy site that was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in the 18th century with 13 architectural astronomy instruments.
After a leisurely breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed for the airport to board your flight to Trivandrum. Upon arrival in Trivandrum, our representative will be there to receive you and transfer you to the hotel in Kovalam. Check-in and relax. Spend the rest of the time at leisure.
The next two days you will spend time in harmony, relaxation and rejuvenating with nature at Kovalam beach town. Located close to the Arabian Sea, Kovalam Beach is one of the most favourite tourist beaches in Kerala with three popular adjacent beaches namely Lighthouse, Samudra and Hawah. Enjoy your free time indulging in activities of your choice and interest. Enjoy the verdant surroundings, sand and surf at Kovalam Beach and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul with Ayurveda massages. You can opt from several different Ayurveda massage packages that are offered at the hotel you will be staying at.
Ayurvedic Massage. Day at leisure.
This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and get transferred to the airport in Trivandrum to board a flight for your onward journey/destination.
|Duration||:||8 Nights / 9 Days|
|Starting price||:||510 Per Person|
|Route||:||Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Trivandrum - Kovalam - Trivandrum|