It is in South India Hill Stations that you will find the fall of waterfalls broken by the gently rolling slopes covered in spice and tea plantations. The picturesque rawness of the rugged terrain with small village communities peeping out from the thick foliage hits you like no tequila shot ever can.
The resorts and hotels in South India Hill Stations are a tourist attraction in itself with the range of in-house facilities such as restaurants, bars, swimming pools and gymnasiums, and the most spectacular sceneries that the place could offer.
Honeymooners as well as couples heading into the twilight zone frequent the South India Hill Stations for their natural beauty, ease of travel and accessibility, a variety of entertainment options and the presence of a number of the best hotels and resorts in India.
Meeting and greetings on arrival at Delhi’s international airport and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Morning after breakfast combined tour of Old and New Delhi.
Old Delhi visiting Red Fort - The red sand stone walls of Lal Quila, the Red Fort extend for 2 km and vary in height from 18m on the river side to 33m on the city side. Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. The Red Fort dates from the peak of Mughal power. The Mughal reign from Delhi was a short one. Aurangzeb was the first and the last emperor to rule from here. Jama Masjid- the Great Mosque of Old Delhi was both the largest and the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan. Begun in 1644, the mosque was not completed until 1658. It has three gateways, four angle towers and two minarets standing 40m (133ft) high constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. The courtyard of the mosque can hold 25,000 people. Take a rickshaw ride to Chandni Chowk - the main street of Old Delhi - the colourful shopping bazaar just opposite the Red Fort and visit Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi after his assassination in 1948.
New Delhi visiting Qutab Minar – 234 feet high tower. The Qutab Minar itself is a soaring tower of victory that was started in 1193, immediately after the defeat of the last Hindu kingdom in Delhi. It is nearly 73m(243ft) high and tapers from a 15m(50ft) diameter base to just 2.5m(9ft) at the top. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone, the fourth and the fifth of marble & sandstone. Also visit the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun. Built in the mid-16th century by Haji Begum, the Persian-born senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, this is a wonderful early example of Mughal architecture. The elements in its design – a squat building, high arched entrances that let in light, topped by a bulbous dome and surrounded by formal gardens – were to be refined over the years to the magnificence of the Taj Mahal in Agra. Drive past India Gate (War Memorial), President’s House, which was once the Viceroy’s Palace, Parliament House and Secretariat buildings.
Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel drive to Agra in around 4 hours. Check in at the HOTEL.
Afternoon visit the world famous Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal is closed on Monday) built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal, whose death in childbirth in 1631 left the Emperor so heartbroken that his hair is said to have turned gray overnight. Construction of the Taj, begun in the same year, was not completed until 1653. In total 20,000 people from India and Central Asia worked on the building. The Taj Mahal is like a silent rhapsody that you will carry in your heart. Also visit Agra Fort, constructed by Emperor Akbar in 1695 on the banks of the Yamuna River. Initially the fort was a military structure, but during Shah Jahan’s reign it had partially become a palace.
Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel proceed to Jaipur by car enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri 40 kms (25 miles) from Agra - a cultural and imperial capital conceived and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and later abandoned due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings within the city including Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti and Panch Mahal.
After visiting continue your drive to Jaipur (you have a chance to stop Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary if you are bird lovers) and check in at the hotel on arrival. Rest of the evening is left free to walk around in the streets of this city of colours. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast at the hotel visit Amber Fort - the ancient capital of the state until 1728. The fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly situated on a hillside and overlooking a lake, which reflects its terraces and ramparts. Visit the Jagmandir the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors, Jal Mahal and the Temple of Kali. You ride up to the ramp of this 11th Century Bastion atop a gaily decorated elephant (Subject to operation).
City sightseeing tour includes Maharaja’s City Palace - which occupies a large area divided into a series of courtyards, gardens and buildings. The outer wall was built by Jai Singh, but other additions are much more recent, some dating from the start of this century. Today, the palace is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The palace now houses a museum containing rare manuscripts, fine specimens of Rajput and Mughal paintings and weapons. Also visit Jantar Mantar- an observatory, next to the entrance of the City Palace, begun by Jai Singh in 1728. Jai Singh’s passion for astronomy was even more notable than his prowess as warrior and before commencing construction, he sent scholars abroad to study foreign observatories. Jantar Mantar appears to be just a curious collection of sculptures but in fact each construction has a specific purpose, such as measuring the positions of stars, altitudes and azimuths and calculating eclipses.
Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel proceed to Delhi airport or board flight to Mumabi and connect Bangalore bound flight on arrival.
On arrival at Bangalore airport met, assist and transfer to your Hotel for overnight stay.
Morning after proceed for a half day sight seeing tour of Bangalore City. The states capital and India’s sixth largest city. Bangalore’s reputation as a Garden city. Includes Lalbagh, The superb botanical garden laid out by Haidar Ali in 1760.Tipu sultan added a wealth of plants and tree from many countries. Bull Temple, The Monolithic Nandi Bull is believed to have grown in size and now measures nearly 5m. in the height and over 6m. In length it is made of grey granite. And Tipu’s summer Palace, to the south was started by Haidar Ali and completed by his son Tipu Sultan in 1789. The structure has a substantial amount of wood with walls and ceiling painted in brilliant colours with beautiful carvings. Back to the hotel. Overnight in Bangalore.
Afternoon drive to Mysore (139Kms) the city of Royal palaces, sandalwood and the manufacture of incense sticks, Mysore has a pleasant climate, some beautiful parks and the former capital of the Princely state. Srirangam Fort, The summer capital of Tipu sultan can be visited enroute to Mysore.
Check into the hotel on arrival for ovenight stay.
Morning after breakfasgt at the hotel commence half day tour - visit The Tipu sultan’s beautiful summer palace built in 1784, in its lovely garden. It is “an absolute jewel”.
Aftrnoon proceed to Ooty by car. Ooty is popularly known as the “Queen of the blue mountains”. Ooty is famous for its rolling hills covered in pine and eucalyptus forests and its coffee and tea plantation. Arrival and check in to the hotel TAJ SAVOY. Overnight in Ooty.
After Breakfast proceed for a city tour of Ooty including Botanical Gardens which has total 1000 varieties of plants, shrubs and trees including orchids, ferns, alpines and medicinal plants among beautiful lawn. Ooty Lake built in 1825, with beautiful surroundings. Raj Bhavan, Dodabetta, about 10kms, the big mountain reaches 2638m. The second highest in Western Ghats. On a clear day you can see as far as the Coimbatore plain and Mysore plateau. Back to the hotel. Overnight in Ooty
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Munnar, where sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make it a unique experience. This hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile british empire in south India. Check in to your resort and get ready for the special trip to Pothamedu for an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks. Return to the resort in the evening.
This morning after breakfast, visit Mattupetty famous for its highly specialized dairy farm, the Indo-Swiss live stock project. Onwards from the farm you proceed to Mattupetty lake and dam, which is a very beautiful picnic spot. You could enjoy boating in the lake and view mountains and landscapes from afar. Onwards proceed to Echo point famous for the natural echo phenomenon and then to Top Station offering marvellous views of Munnar valley below. Return to the resort and enjoy the facilities at your resort.
Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed to Periyar - nestled in spice and rubber plantations. Known to be Kerala’s pride and testimony to nature’s splendour, Periyar has a lot to offer in terms of wildlife and is famous for its rare habitat of birds and animals and is one of the most popular destinations for nature lovers. Check in to your resort. Afternoon trip to cardamom hills where you could have a closer look at the spice plantations. Rest of the day evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning proceed for game viewing by motorboat to watch the wild life mainly wild elephants in herds. Other than wild elephants, you may also catch sight of Tigers, Bison, Spotted deer, Gaur and other animals. This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this wonderful sanctuary. Return to your resort in the evening.
Afternoon drive to Kumarakom. The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands and this small water world is part of the Kuttanad region. A picturesque, clean village, Kumarakom is a tiny hamlet on the banks of a lagoon formed by the Vembanad lake. Check in to your resort where calm, emerald backwaters reflect hundreds of thousands of gently swaying palms where the primary attraction however, is its lazy ambience. Enjoy the sunset cruise in the evening.
Morning after breakfast at the hotel visit the bird sanctuary of Kumarakom and explore a whole new world of feathered species. For an inquisitive bird watcher it is an ideal place that echoes with the chirping of birds including a variety of migratory birds. Take a walk around the sanctuary while experiencing the sights and sounds of these birds. Kumarakom offers visitors many other leisure options. Either you are free at leisure, or enjoy the backwaters with paddleboats, canoe and Kayaks at the lagoon available at the resort.
Morning after breakfast proceed to Cochin and check in at the hotel. Rest of day at leisure. Evening proceed to witness live Kathkali dance performance at local theater. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast at the hotel tour of Cochin. Cochin is the natural harbour created by the famed underwater Malabar mud-banks whose quality ensures that the rougher the seas are outside the calmer the waters are within the Harbour. Vasco-de-Gama placed it on the world map. It has a Jewish synagogue, Portuguese churches, mosques & Hindu temples. Watch the Chinese Fishing Nets.
Afternoon free to explore Cochin on your own. Evening celebrate your New year eve at the hotel as arranged by them. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport in order to board flight for Mumbai at 8.20 AM. Arrive Mumbai and connect Goa bound Jet Airways flight.
Meeting on arrival at Goa airport and transfer to the Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the beach resort.
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Morning after breakfast at the beach resort tour of North Goa visiting Bascilica of Bom Jesus, Dona Paula, Miramar beach and Panaji city. Rest of the afternoon free to relxax by the beach.
Full day free to relax and enjoy the beach. Overnight at the Resort.
Full day free to relax and enjoy the beach. Overnight at the Resort.
Morning after breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport in order to board flight for Mumbai. Met upon arrival at Mumbai and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed on your city tour of Mumbai by first visiting the Dhobi Ghat (washermen's of Mumbai) which is a colourful reality sight meant for Photo opportunity ! And then continue on the visit the Hanging Garden which is located at a elevation and from here you get a good view of the city of Mumbai. Later drive past the Marine Drive (Queen's necklace) which has the core of business as well as elite residential areas of Mumbai citizens.
Later drive to the Gateway of India and leisurely stroll around the environs and afterwards return back to the Hotel for check in via drive past the Victorian and Gothic buildings located in the heart of Mumbai.
Transfer to the airport in time to board flight for onward destination.