Luxury Group Tour - The Royal India Adventure

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Have you always wanted to travel to India but not sure where to start? The Royal India Adventure has been designed just for you! With the Royal India Adventure you will see all of Northern India as well as the best of the South too and all in one incredible journey of a lifetime. This 22 day tour has everything that the adventurous traveler can imagine as you explore the riches of Rajasthan to the healing and mystical lands of South India. Be transported to these amazing places all in the comfort of 5 Star hotels and a luxury Volvo Coach. This tour is sure to sell out quick as there is limited capacity and only two departure dates! Call us today to book this fabulous, small group tour of India.

Tour Highlights

  • Senses awaken as you enjoy authentic cultural experiences of India throughout the tour.
  • Witness the breathtaking transformation of the Taj Mahal as the sun rises over the majestic Mughal structure taking it from the splendour of the night to its magical presence at daybreak.
  • In Agra, you will feel the passion of Shahjahan & Mumtaz in their Saga of Love Show.
  • You will be mesmerized as you experience an evening Aarti with a Hindu priest.
  • Once in a lifetime experience of a yoga session with a Hindu priest and certified yoga instructor in the holy city of Varanasi.
  • Take an exhilarating bicycle rickshaw ride through the historic back lanes of Old Delhi.
  • Spot the elusive tigers of Ranthambore National Park with the help of a Naturalist/Guide.
  • Travel like a Maharaja upon the seat of the majestic elephant who will deliver you to the top of Amber Fort.
  • Delight fills the air as you enjoy dinner and a cultural folk dance performance in Jaipur.
  • Transcend into another realm as you enter Mother Teresa’s Mission – footsteps away from the holy Ganges in Varanasi
    Visit Cochin, a major city in South India, which borders on the Arabian Sea.
  • Take a tour through Cochin which offers a chance to stroll through the quaint city where you will see daily life in this tropical part of India.
  • Visit a tea plantation in Munnar where we learn about the cultural, historical, and economic significance of tea in South India.
  • Embark on an exciting voyage aboard the famous houseboats of Kerala where we spend the night gazing at the stars as we float along the backwaters of this incredible land. This journey to Kerala is a great opportunity to relax and enjoy the serenity of this coastal paradise while at the same time be intrigued and entertained by the experiences available to you.

Tour Inclusions

  • International round-trip airfare
  • Accommodation at 5-star hotels and resort stay in Ranthambore National Park
  • Escorted transfers (airport to hotel, hotel to airport)
  • Daily breakfast & dinner throughout the program (Full board in Ranthambore)
  • Extensive sightseeing as described, including all entrance fees
  • Private Elephant Ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Services of an accompanying Explore India Tour Director
  • Houseboat backwater cruise on full board
  • Air Conditioned Volvo coach transportation throughout your trip with washroom facility (Min 15 persons required)
  • Bottled water available during all sightseeing tours

Tour Exclusions

  • Personal expenses, laundry, bar bills, phone bills, etc.
  • Any other sightseeing other than mentioned in the program
  • Services other than in our inclusion
  • Gratuities – $135.00 CAD per person must be paid after your arrival in India directly to your tour director.  These basic gratuities will cover tour escorts, luggage handling, porters, restaurants, drivers and other members providing services during your tour. Applies to group tour only.

Day 1: Depart Canada

Depart Canada for India. Your international flight includes meals, drinks and in-flight entertainment.

Day 2: Arrive In India (New Delhi)

Welcome to Delhi, a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings.

Accommodation: The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi


1 CBD Maharaj Surajmal Road Near Yamuna Sports Complex, Vishwas Nagar Extension, Delhi, 110032, India
https://www.theleela.com/en_us/hotels-in-delhi/the-leela-ambience-convention-hotel-delhi/
+91 11 7172 1234

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel features 480 luxurious guest rooms and suites which are elegant, well-appointed and equipped with the latest in technology. The hotel also offers 70,000 sq. ft. of multi-purpose meeting and banqueting space, including a pillar-less ballroom of 24,497 sq. ft. with pre-function areas in excess of 25,000 sq. ft. making it one of the largest luxury convention hotels in India.

  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

Day 3: Old Delhi | Rickshaw Ride | Jama Mosque & Hindu Temple

This morning, we take a tour through Delhi. We begin exploring Old Delhi by visiting the Jama Mosque, the royal mosque built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in 1656. Then we ride a bicycle rickshaw through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk, the spine of Old Delhi that houses the spice market and jeweler’s lane and then we drive pass Red Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). We also visit Rajghat, the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s final journey.  Later, we will visit a Hindu temple followed by a welcome dinner in Connaught place. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi


1 CBD Maharaj Surajmal Road Near Yamuna Sports Complex, Vishwas Nagar Extension, Delhi, 110032, India
https://www.theleela.com/en_us/hotels-in-delhi/the-leela-ambience-convention-hotel-delhi/
+91 11 7172 1234

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel features 480 luxurious guest rooms and suites which are elegant, well-appointed and equipped with the latest in technology. The hotel also offers 70,000 sq. ft. of multi-purpose meeting and banqueting space, including a pillar-less ballroom of 24,497 sq. ft. with pre-function areas in excess of 25,000 sq. ft. making it one of the largest luxury convention hotels in India.

  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

Day 4: New Delhi | Sikh Temple, Humayun’s Tomb & Qutab Minar

After breakfast, we start with a visit to India Gate (the war memorial dedicated to the martyrs of World War I), The President’s Palace – formerly Viceroy’s Palace, the Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings – an interesting blend of Victorian and 20th century architecture, later we tour Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and Bangla Sahib. Return to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi


1 CBD Maharaj Surajmal Road Near Yamuna Sports Complex, Vishwas Nagar Extension, Delhi, 110032, India
https://www.theleela.com/en_us/hotels-in-delhi/the-leela-ambience-convention-hotel-delhi/
+91 11 7172 1234

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel features 480 luxurious guest rooms and suites which are elegant, well-appointed and equipped with the latest in technology. The hotel also offers 70,000 sq. ft. of multi-purpose meeting and banqueting space, including a pillar-less ballroom of 24,497 sq. ft. with pre-function areas in excess of 25,000 sq. ft. making it one of the largest luxury convention hotels in India.

  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

Day 5: Delhi – Jaipur & The Pink City (265 KM – 5 Hours)

After breakfast, we leave for Jaipur which is known all over the world as the ‘Pink City’. Jaipur will amaze you with the architecture and planning of both its old and new cities. Experience how the city explodes into a kaleidoscope of colours and sounds at every corner. Jaipur is an excellent place to shop for textiles and designer jewelry.

In the evening, enjoy an authentic dining experience with a cultural Rajasthani traditional dance and music performance.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Trident Hotel Jaipur

Trident Hotel Jaipur


Amber Fort Road, Opposite, Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
https://www.tridenthotels.com/hotels-in-jaipur
+91 141 267 0101

Resplendent in the hues of its magnificent past, Jaipur is one of the most vibrant, 5-star destinations in India. The capital and the largest city of Rajasthan, it was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727. Folklore has it that in 1876, the city was painted a luxury, warm pink colour to welcome the Prince of Wales (King Edward VII). Since then, the ‘pink city’, as it is lovingly called, has retained its rosy blush, which has charmed travelers from around the world.

  • Trident Hotel Jaipur
  • Trident Hotel Jaipur
  • Trident Hotel Jaipur
  • Trident Hotel Jaipur

Day 6: Jaipur | Amber Fort | Ride An Elephant & City Palace

In the morning we visit the magnificent Amber Fort, situated on the outskirts of Jaipur, and we go up the hill riding on the back of an elephant. Later, we proceed for a city tour and stop for a photo at the Hawa Mahal, the ‘Palace of the Winds’. It was built to allow the royal ladies of the palace to discreetly watch the grand processions along the main street. Next, we visit the City Palace Museum which has a priceless collection of antiques, costumes and armoury of the Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes with chiselled handles. Then we continue to the Jantar Mantar Observatory which was built in the early 1700s by Maharaja Jai Sing II, the great warrior-astronomer, to which this city owes its name. We will have an overnight stay in Jaipur.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Trident Hotel Jaipur

Trident Hotel Jaipur


Amber Fort Road, Opposite, Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
https://www.tridenthotels.com/hotels-in-jaipur
+91 141 267 0101

Resplendent in the hues of its magnificent past, Jaipur is one of the most vibrant, 5-star destinations in India. The capital and the largest city of Rajasthan, it was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727. Folklore has it that in 1876, the city was painted a luxury, warm pink colour to welcome the Prince of Wales (King Edward VII). Since then, the ‘pink city’, as it is lovingly called, has retained its rosy blush, which has charmed travelers from around the world.

  • Trident Hotel Jaipur
  • Trident Hotel Jaipur
  • Trident Hotel Jaipur
  • Trident Hotel Jaipur

Day 7: Jaipur – Ranthambore Tiger Reserve (180 Km / 4 hours)

After breakfast, we will leave for Ranthambore National Park, the true den of tigers, near the confluence of the lakes Padam Talab, Raj Bagh Talab and Milak Talab. Apart from the Bengal Tiger, other animals that inhabit the park are Sloth Bears, Jackals, Marsh Crocodiles, Leopards, Gazelles, Indian Hares, Porcupines, Jungle Cats, Sambhars, Chinkaras, Mongoose, Nilgais, Wild Boar and Monitor Lizards. Birds can also be seen in huge numbers here. Arrive and enjoy your lunch. The afternoon is free to be spent as you wish.

The Ranthambore National Park is equally rich in flora. Trees like Banyan, Dhok, Mango and Pipal are in abundance. Shallow lakes, gentle slopes and plateaus dominate the landscape of the park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Tigress Ranthambore

The Tigress Ranthambore


Village Khilchipur Near Helipad,Ranthambhore Sawai Madhopur 322001, Rajasthan India
http://www.thetigress.co.in
+91 9587723234

Heritage property located adjacent to the Ranthambhore National Park; offer two types of Rooms to choose your relaxation option ranging from Royal Luxury Suites and Royal Luxury Villas; all tastefully designed with modern amenities to ensure that your stay is comfortable and memorable. Every room amenities includes, spacious living area, Mini bar, personal sit out area, conveniences along with courteous Room Service.

The resort offers Indian and International cuisines prepared by expert chefs blending the traditional flavors with modern techniques and the freshest ingredients to create delicious food for you. We have an experience and friendly staff to manage your trip as an unforgettable stay in resort.

  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore

Day 8: Ranthambore | In Search of Bengal Tiger

Your day will begin with pre-dawn coffee and biscuits before setting off on an early morning game drive in search of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger.

Return to the hotel for your breakfast.

In the late afternoon, we will return to the park for another game drive, ending our day just before sunset. Dinner at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Tigress Ranthambore

The Tigress Ranthambore


Village Khilchipur Near Helipad,Ranthambhore Sawai Madhopur 322001, Rajasthan India
http://www.thetigress.co.in
+91 9587723234

Heritage property located adjacent to the Ranthambhore National Park; offer two types of Rooms to choose your relaxation option ranging from Royal Luxury Suites and Royal Luxury Villas; all tastefully designed with modern amenities to ensure that your stay is comfortable and memorable. Every room amenities includes, spacious living area, Mini bar, personal sit out area, conveniences along with courteous Room Service.

The resort offers Indian and International cuisines prepared by expert chefs blending the traditional flavors with modern techniques and the freshest ingredients to create delicious food for you. We have an experience and friendly staff to manage your trip as an unforgettable stay in resort.

  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore
  • The Tigress Ranthambore

Day 9: Ranthambore – Agra | Village Visit & Fatehpur Sikri

After breakfast, we drive to Agra, the city of the famous Taj Mahal. On our way we will visit a local village to experience the day to day beauty of rural India You will have the opportunity to chat with the locals who will be very happy to have the opportunity to sit and chat with someone from such a faraway land. Later, continue to Agra before visiting Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569. This was the old capital of the Moghuls which was abandoned after 15 years due to the scarcity of water. Arrive and check in at your hotel.

In the evening, enjoy a live performance and fascinating play that depicts the saga of love and a memorable journey into the history of Taj Mahal. The drama portrays the Mughal era in the 16th century. It is a series of plays depicting the true and immortal love of Shahjahan for Mumtaz Mahal, his beautiful wife; the lavish lifestyle of the Mughal era; and the hardship of the artisans who worked for 22 years to create the most precious specimen of craftsmanship. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Trident Agra Hotel, Agra

Trident Agra Hotel, Agra


Fatehabad Road, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
https://www.tridenthotels.com/hotels-in-agra
+91 562 223 5000

Near the Taj Mahal, Trident, Agra is one of the best hotels in the city. Beautifully landscaped gardens and water fountains welcome you to this charming leisure hotel. Built in local red stone, reminiscent of the Mughal era, the hotel features 135 tastefully appointed rooms and suites, which overlook the central courtyard and gardens. Guests can also enjoy complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices.

  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra
  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra
  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra
  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra

Day 10: Agra | Sunrise Visit to Mesmerizing Taj Mahal

We start our day at sunrise with a visit to one of the most incredible monuments ever built in the world, The Taj Mahal which is a mausoleum made of white marble, the monument of love. It was built between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife. The Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.

After breakfast, we will continue our visit with a tour of the city of Agra and then visit Red Fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private audiences amongst many other beautiful structures. The afternoon is free to be spent as you wish.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Trident Agra Hotel, Agra

Trident Agra Hotel, Agra


Fatehabad Road, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
https://www.tridenthotels.com/hotels-in-agra
+91 562 223 5000

Near the Taj Mahal, Trident, Agra is one of the best hotels in the city. Beautifully landscaped gardens and water fountains welcome you to this charming leisure hotel. Built in local red stone, reminiscent of the Mughal era, the hotel features 135 tastefully appointed rooms and suites, which overlook the central courtyard and gardens. Guests can also enjoy complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices.

  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra
  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra
  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra
  • Trident Agra Hotel, Agra

Day 11: Agra – Jhansi – Khajuraho | Indian Railway Experience

After an early breakfast, we begin our two-hour rail journey to Jhansi, a center of Bundela civilization and a medieval fortress-city. Upon arrival, we will transfer to our coach and continue driving to Orcha for lunch.

After lunch, we will continue by coach for Khajuraho, the land of the Kamasutra. Arrive in Khajuraho and check in at your hotel. The temples at Khajuraho were built during the Chandella dynasty which reached its apogee between 950 and 1050. Today only 20 temples remain and they fall into three distinct groups belonging to the religions of Hinduism and Jainism. They strike a perfect balance between architecture and sculpture. The temples are decorated with a profusion of sculptures that are among the greatest masterpieces of Indian art. Overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Radisson Jass Hotel Khajuraho

Radisson Jass Hotel Khajuraho


Day 12: Khajuraho – Varanasi The Holy Ganges

This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the famous Chandela Dynasty Temples which are set in a lovely grass park. These temples are amazing – rising in many peaks and spirals, intricately carved, and designed with statues and friezes. The erotic carvings on these temple walls have made this one of the most talked about tourist sites in the country and it is, perhaps, unmatched anywhere in the world.

Later, transfer to Khajuraho airport and fly to Varanasi the religious capital of Hinduism formerly known as Banaras during British Raj. Varanasi is home to one of the world’s most ancient cultures and is the oldest living city of India and home to one of the worlds’ most time-honoured and mysterious cultures dating back to 5000 years. Its present name is derived from the fact that the city is at the confluence of the rivers Varuna & Asi. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Radisson Jass Hotel Khajuraho

Radisson Jass Hotel Khajuraho


Day 13: Varanasi Bathing Ceremony | Explore Sarnath

In the early morning, we leave for a boat ride on the Ganges to see the bathing Ghats (river bank) and cremation site. We will watch the sunrise on the riverfront from a boat which can be a spiritually uplifting sight. Life on the Ghats is bound in an endless string of rituals; ever-changing aspects of the river and the wide landscapes throughout have fascinated visitors from all over the world. Return to the hotel for breakfast.

In the afternoon we enjoy a guided excursion to Sarnath which is the centre of Buddhist learning and the buried Buddhist city where Buddha preached his first sermon. After attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya, the Buddha went to Sarnath and it was here that he preached his first discourse in the deer park and set in motion the ‘Wheel of the Dharma’. It is one of the holiest sites as it is believed that in this place the stream of the Buddha’s teaching first flowed. Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from the 16th century BC to the 12th century AD. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple and the museum. At the museum is the Ashok Pillar with its four guardian lions, used as independent India’s national emblem.

In the early evening, we will take a close look at the banks of the Ganges to witness the devotional ceremony of Aarti performed by thousands of devout Hindus, listen to the chanted prayers as the rhythmic drumming fills the air and bells ring from temples across the Holy Ganges.

Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Radisson Hotel Varanasi

Radisson Hotel Varanasi


Day 14: Varanasi – Delhi | Yoga Session | Fly to Delhi

Enjoy an early morning yoga session for 45 minutes to remove your stress and purify your body and soul. This class with be with a Hindu priest and a famous yoga teacher. Breakfast at your hotel.

After breakfast transfer to Varanasi airport and fly to Delhi. Arrive and transfer to your hotel for check.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi

Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi


Asset 5A, Hospitality District, Aerocity, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, Delhi 110037, India
http://www.pridehotel.com/delhi/new-delhi-aerocity/
+91 11 6600 7700

Located in close proximity to Delhi and Gurgaon, Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi is the first luxury hotel in the capital by the Pride Group of Hotels.

  • Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi
  • Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi
  • Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi
  • Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi

Day 15: Fly to Kochi

After breakfast transfer to the domestic airport to board your flight for Kochi. Upon arrival, our Explore India representative will greet you at the Kochi Airport and then transfer you to your hotel.

Cochin, the queen of the Arabian Sea, is one of the most interesting cities of India and has one of the finest natural harbours in the world. A root-conscious people of Kerala have preserved their past not only in the form of history books but also in the form of monuments and palaces. Places, palaces and institutions of historic value are being preserved conscientiously.

Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Fragrant Nature Kochi

Fragrant Nature Kochi


Bazaar Rd, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India
http://www.fragrantnature.com/HotelsKochi
+91 484 221 3600

Fort Kochi. Queen of the Arabian Sea. Cradle of the ancient Spice Route. Sanctuary for seafarers and adventurers. Start your day by walking down the streets of history. Explore the eateries, taste their eclectic cuisine. Survey the emporiums and antique markets. Ponder the mechanism of the Chinese Fishing nets. Blend with the dynamics of the spice markets. Listen to the multilingual rhythms of a cosmopolitan conversation. Photograph colonial-era buildings. Let your soul go supine in historic churches, synagogues and grottos.

Fragrant Nature, Kochi—a boutique 5 star hotel—features contemporary styled rooms with magnificent views of the harbour. Located in the erstwhile office of East India Company, the majestic facade with a clock tower is a landmark. The hotel features period trompe-l’œil art work by two popular English artists in the lobby—emphasising importance of art element in the boutique design. Loose yourself to the breathtaking luxury, underlined by world-class hospitality and service. Explore a range of cuisines at the famed specialty restaurant—a dining experience conjured with choicest flavours. Watch your stress and little niggles seep away with the luxuriant Ayurvedic massages at the state-of-the-art Spa—its leading highlight.

It’s more than superlatives. It’s more than what you see. It’s about you. Simply be you.

  • Fragrant Nature Kochi
  • Fragrant Nature Kochi
  • Fragrant Nature Kochi
  • Fragrant Nature Kochi

Day 16: Discover the Hidden Secrets of Kochi

After breakfast we will discover Kochi by visiting Paradesi Synagogue, the Dutch Palace, and St Francis Church which was built in 1510 by friars brought to India by Vasco da Gama. It is the first European church built in India and is the site where Vasco da Gama was buried.

Later, proceed to visit Kumbalangi which is a village located 13 kms away from Cochin and is identified as the first model fisheries village in India. On arrival at the village you will board a country boat. You can see the village folk engaged in different activities for their livelihood. Later, enjoy a sumptuous lunch from the local cuisine. After lunch take a ‘tuk-tuk’ ride through the narrow country roads before heading back to the hotel.

In the evening enjoy the Greenix Show which is a kaleidoscope of Indian classical art forms and martial arts. Showcasing quintessentially magnificent vignettes of Kerala’s rich cultural traditions, Kaleidoscope Kerala is an exclusive, uniquely choreographed repertoire of live classical dance and music performed in a heritage theatre with legendary ritualistic folk invocations and martial arts. It is a medley of many authentic dances of Kerala, especially the sheer splendour of a magical rendezvous with the languid, mellifluously lyrical and graceful Mohiniattam, dance of the enchantress – exquisitely devotional for some, sublimely sensual for others. The rigorously codified majestic spectacle of Kathakali, Kerala’s trademark dance drama, is instantly recognizable for its dazzling regalia and trance-inducing rhythms. The stunningly totemic and surreally oracular manifestation of the divine in the folk tradition of Theyyam, among a beautiful mélange of inimitable performing art forms accompanied by soul-stirring ensembles of pristine musical genres, dominated by the mesmerizing roll of the ‘demonic’ drum, chenda.”Return to your hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Fragrant Nature Kochi

Fragrant Nature Kochi


Bazaar Rd, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India
http://www.fragrantnature.com/HotelsKochi
+91 484 221 3600

Fort Kochi. Queen of the Arabian Sea. Cradle of the ancient Spice Route. Sanctuary for seafarers and adventurers. Start your day by walking down the streets of history. Explore the eateries, taste their eclectic cuisine. Survey the emporiums and antique markets. Ponder the mechanism of the Chinese Fishing nets. Blend with the dynamics of the spice markets. Listen to the multilingual rhythms of a cosmopolitan conversation. Photograph colonial-era buildings. Let your soul go supine in historic churches, synagogues and grottos.

Fragrant Nature, Kochi—a boutique 5 star hotel—features contemporary styled rooms with magnificent views of the harbour. Located in the erstwhile office of East India Company, the majestic facade with a clock tower is a landmark. The hotel features period trompe-l’œil art work by two popular English artists in the lobby—emphasising importance of art element in the boutique design. Loose yourself to the breathtaking luxury, underlined by world-class hospitality and service. Explore a range of cuisines at the famed specialty restaurant—a dining experience conjured with choicest flavours. Watch your stress and little niggles seep away with the luxuriant Ayurvedic massages at the state-of-the-art Spa—its leading highlight.

It’s more than superlatives. It’s more than what you see. It’s about you. Simply be you.

  • Fragrant Nature Kochi
  • Fragrant Nature Kochi
  • Fragrant Nature Kochi
  • Fragrant Nature Kochi

Day 17: Kochi – Munnar & Tea Plantations (Approx. 4 HRS drive)

After breakfast drive to Munnar, where the amazing green space greets you. Munnar is breathtakingly beautiful, a haven of peace and tranquillity – the idyllic tourist destination in God’s own country. Munnar is the gateway of hills in South India. Munnar was the favoured summer resort of the British rulers in the colonial days. On the way you can spot the tranquil waterfalls in Cheeyappara. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Relax and bask in the natural aspect of this place for the rest of the day. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Fragrant Nature Kochi

Fragrant Nature Kochi


Bazaar Rd, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India
http://www.fragrantnature.com/HotelsKochi
+91 484 221 3600

Fort Kochi. Queen of the Arabian Sea. Cradle of the ancient Spice Route. Sanctuary for seafarers and adventurers. Start your day by walking down the streets of history. Explore the eateries, taste their eclectic cuisine. Survey the emporiums and antique markets. Ponder the mechanism of the Chinese Fishing nets. Blend with the dynamics of the spice markets. Listen to the multilingual rhythms of a cosmopolitan conversation. Photograph colonial-era buildings. Let your soul go supine in historic churches, synagogues and grottos.

Fragrant Nature, Kochi—a boutique 5 star hotel—features contemporary styled rooms with magnificent views of the harbour. Located in the erstwhile office of East India Company, the majestic facade with a clock tower is a landmark. The hotel features period trompe-l’œil art work by two popular English artists in the lobby—emphasising importance of art element in the boutique design. Loose yourself to the breathtaking luxury, underlined by world-class hospitality and service. Explore a range of cuisines at the famed specialty restaurant—a dining experience conjured with choicest flavours. Watch your stress and little niggles seep away with the luxuriant Ayurvedic massages at the state-of-the-art Spa—its leading highlight.

It’s more than superlatives. It’s more than what you see. It’s about you. Simply be you.

  • Fragrant Nature Kochi
  • Fragrant Nature Kochi
  • Fragrant Nature Kochi
  • Fragrant Nature Kochi

Day 18: Discover Munnar & Rolling Hills

After breakfast, proceed for a morning sightseeing trip to Munnar. You will visit the Eravikulam National Park where you can see the rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Tahr and you will also visit the Tata Tea Museum. Proceed to Mattupetty Dam site and Kundala which offers many alluring sights to enjoy. Kundala is a picturesque town located at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Stop by to see the colourful flowers in the Blossom Garden. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Fragrant Nature Kochi

Fragrant Nature Kochi


Bazaar Rd, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India
http://www.fragrantnature.com/HotelsKochi
+91 484 221 3600

Fort Kochi. Queen of the Arabian Sea. Cradle of the ancient Spice Route. Sanctuary for seafarers and adventurers. Start your day by walking down the streets of history. Explore the eateries, taste their eclectic cuisine. Survey the emporiums and antique markets. Ponder the mechanism of the Chinese Fishing nets. Blend with the dynamics of the spice markets. Listen to the multilingual rhythms of a cosmopolitan conversation. Photograph colonial-era buildings. Let your soul go supine in historic churches, synagogues and grottos.

Fragrant Nature, Kochi—a boutique 5 star hotel—features contemporary styled rooms with magnificent views of the harbour. Located in the erstwhile office of East India Company, the majestic facade with a clock tower is a landmark. The hotel features period trompe-l’œil art work by two popular English artists in the lobby—emphasising importance of art element in the boutique design. Loose yourself to the breathtaking luxury, underlined by world-class hospitality and service. Explore a range of cuisines at the famed specialty restaurant—a dining experience conjured with choicest flavours. Watch your stress and little niggles seep away with the luxuriant Ayurvedic massages at the state-of-the-art Spa—its leading highlight.

It’s more than superlatives. It’s more than what you see. It’s about you. Simply be you.

  • Fragrant Nature Kochi
  • Fragrant Nature Kochi
  • Fragrant Nature Kochi
  • Fragrant Nature Kochi

Day 19: Munnar – Thekkady – Wildlife & Spice Plantation (Approx. 3 HRS drive)

After breakfast, proceed to Thekkady which offers diverse attractions like the Wildlife Sanctuary, Hill Station and Spice Plantation. Nature’s own little hideout nestled in the hills of Thekkady.

In the afternoon proceed to the attractive Wildlife Sanctuary. The place where you go for a Wildlife cruise to view a large variety of wild elephants, deer, bison, boar, and more. There are also a large variety of birds to see.

Enjoy an evening visit to the spice plantation and drive back to hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Greenwoods Resort

Greenwoods Resort


Day 20: Thekkady – Alleppey (Famous Back Water Cruise) 3 HRS Drive

After breakfast, proceed to Alleppey and board the beautifully decorated houseboats and begin the enchanting backwater cruising. The backwaters of Kerala is a unique product of Kerala and there isn’t anything like this anywhere in the world. Glide through the still and tranquil waters as you enjoy the serenity of this amazing part of India.

Overnight stay in the Houseboat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21: Alleppey – Kochi – Delhi By Flight

Disembark from the houseboat and then we will begin the 2-hour drive to Kochi airport to board your flight for Goa via Mumbai. On arrival at Delhi airport, you are met by our local representative and transfer to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Delhi

Holiday Inn Delhi


Day 22: Delhi – Home

In time you are met by an Explore India representative and transferred to the international airport for your onward journey.

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