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DURATIONS: 17 NIGHTS/ 18 DAYS
PLACES: DELHI - UDAIPUR - CHITTOURGARH - UDAIPUR - RANAKPUR - JODHPUR - JAIPUR - FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA – MATHURA - SIKANDRA - DELHI - BANGALORE - SRIRANGAPATNAM-MYSORE-OOTY- COONOOR - GURUVAYUR - COCHIN - ALLEPPEY - KUMARAKOM - COCHIN
|01 DAY: ARRIVAL DELHI
Welcome at the indira gandhi international airport in Delhi, our representative assist and escort you by a private car and transfer to the pre-booked hotel. After your check in, you will be given all the required documents related to your tour plan; he will explain all your queries and feedback about the entire tour plan. If you are arriving by morning flight, after relaxation you can take a short tour of the sightseeing of the city; otherwise take the rest and overnight at the hotel in delhi.
Delhi, towering capital city of independent and largest democratic country in the world: india. It is one of india's modern and fastest developing cities with charismatic charm on its visitors. Delhi is located and sprawled on the both side banks of yamuna river. The city is enriched with culture, architecture and human diversity, delhi city is blend of ancient past of india with vibration of modern world. Delhi houses finest museums, historical monuments, sightseeing places, and temples in the country. Delhi is designed by the british architect sir edwin lutyens (1869-1944) & is tree-lined & spacious. Legend has it that the pandavas of epic mahabharata, the august heroes, founded delhi, in the ancient time around 1200 bc the name of the city was indraprastha, delhi is developed and construed time to time on 7 ancient cities of the old age.
02 DAY: DELHI
After breakfast sightseeing tour to explore the historic city, firstly visiting old delhi: (sahajahanabad) the majestic red fort, a marvel in red sandstone, jama masjid, the largest and most splendid mosque in india, both built by emperor shah jahan of taj mahal fame, rajghat, memorial of mahatma gandhi, where he was cremated. Later in you opt cycle rickshaw ride past through the bustling and colorful bazaar of chandini chowk. The sightseeing continue to explore the best tourist attractions of new delhi include president house (rashtrapati bhawan), the regal residence of british rulers, a palace built for british viceroys. India gate, this monument was built to honor and tribute to the indian soldiers, sacrificed themselves during the afghan war, then visiting birla mandir (laxmi narayan temple) built by wealthiest birla family. Humayun's tomb, lotus shaped bhais temple, qutub minar, built by qutub-ud-din aibek of the slave dynasty; in the evening witness the light and sound show at red fort. The show projects splendid history of 5000 years old city, a truly memorable experience. Return to the hotel for overnight at the hotel.
Light and sound show: an extravagant sound and light show at the red fort, makes the 5,000 years old narration of the city come alive. Amidst the harmony of the fabulous panoramic and historic vicinity of the red fort, selected occurrence from the archives of delhi's historic and legendary precedent are colorfully brought to life. To make this show an emotively unforgettable experience, the special effects are combined with the unique ambience.
03 DAY: DELHI - UDAIPUR (BY AIR)
Early morning, check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight for udaipur. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. After refreshments, take a sightseeing tour of udaipur visiting wondrous city palace complex, significant landmark of the town, the palace is a splendid white marble architectural historical place of rajpoot rulers, in the palace vicinity you will see notable places like durbar hall, palace museum, crystal gallery and jagdish temple, followed by sahelion ki bari, a beautiful recreation garden for queens and princes of the rulers. Bharatiya lok kala mandal, an ethic places to see the traditions and culture of rajasthan, ethnic ornaments, exhibiting folk traditional outfits, puppets, masks, dolls, classical paintings, fold musical instruments. In the evening visit to lake bageela 22 kms for sightseeing tour of ancient eklingji and nagda temples, after finishing the sightseeing tour of the day, return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Udaipur: one of the most romantic and beautiful city of north india, the city was founded in 1568 ad by rajput king udai singh., located on the banks of the shimmering pichola lake, is one of the most romantic city of rajasthan. Udaipur is cuddle up in lush green aravali mountain range. The city is also known as the venice of the east'. It is a kaleidoscope of wonderful lakes, enchanting temples, lake side gardens, amazing forts and palaces and narrow lanes of the old city with historical past, udaipur characterize chivalry and velour of the rajpoot clan who had ruled this city for years and valor and chivalry. There are so amazing places to visit in this incredible city of rajasthan.
04 DAY: UDAIPUR - CHITTOURGARH - UDAIPUR (EXCURSION 115 KMS ONE WAY)
After breakfast, take an excursion tochittourgarh, to visit mightiest and largest historical fort of india: chittourgarh, this crowning historical fort stands a jaded reminder of the characteristic and bravery of rajpoot clan in rajasthan, sprawled over 700 acres, area, the fort houses historical monuments: tower of victory, rani padmini palace, man mahal, mira temple and several ruins of temples of shiva. Chittourgarh echoes with the tales of romance and velour unique to the rajput tradition. A ruined citadel, where the royal past lives in its imposing forts, graceful palaces and spectacular 'chhatris' in the fort vicinity visit kirti stambha, rana-kumbha palace, padmini palace, meera temple and kumbha shyam temple and kalika mata temple, state archaeological museum. After the visit, drive back to udaipur. Later in the evening you can take boat ride at lake pichola and also you may take dinner at lake palace hotel, (of your own) located amidst the lake. Overnight at the hotel. .
Chittourgarh, the town known for its massive fort atop hill, crowned on a 6kms long hill, covering an area of 280 hectares with fortifications, temples, towers and palaces. The city can be single out for its glorious past and valor, unique to the rajput tradition. Chittourgarh is fortified settlement, which is history witnessed a number of sieges but refused to bow before foreign invaders. Tales of princess padmini are told here who was known for her chivalry and beauty. A ruined citadel, where the royal past lives in its imposing forts and palaces.
05 DAY: UDAIPUR - RANAKPUR - JODHPUR (270 KMS: 5-6 HOURS)
After a leisure breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to jodhpur. En route visit at ancient ranakpur jain temples, built in 12 century the group of temples, made of intricately sculpted white marble, built out of marbles more than 100 beautifully carved pillars each carved differently from others, you may opt for lunch at one of the best hotel in ranakpur: maharani baugh you can watch out local families on the way to see their customs and living. Afterwards continue to drive to jodhpur.on arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the evening you may choose on the rocks at ajit bhavan, an open air restaurants with rajasthani hospitality, offering authentic food and folk music and dance. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Jodhpur: the home of rajpoot, (rathors) the awesome significant city of rajasthan. Founded in 1459 a.d. by rao jodha, today jodhpur is one of the largest and flourishing city of rajasthan, known as white city of rajasthan. Jodhpur was once upon a time was the capital of marwar state (northern part of rajasthan). Mehrangarh fort, the crowning old palace is major tourist attraction of jodhpur. Another pride of jodhpur is umaid bhawan palace; this grand palace is now converted into heritage hotel and present residence of the royal family of jodhpur. This palace is most sought after regal and splendid palace for royal wedding in rajasthan. So many world fame celebrity and business tycoons organized their wedding at this heavenly palace. The city carries rich heritage and culture and blossoming market and industry of lether goods, handcraft, wood, cattle, salt and agricultural crops.
06 DAY: JODHPUR JAIPUR (330 KMS: 7 HOURS)
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting massive the clock tower, the massive mehrangarh fort, magnificent jaswant thada (mausoleums of the great rajput king: jaswant singh), umaid bhawan palace and museum india is one of most imposing and regal palaces, built by maharaja umaid singh, designed by of famous architect edwardian and henry vaughan lanchester, who constructed this wonderful palace, a fine example of indo-saracenic architecture. A part of the palace has been converted into hotel, one part is the museum and the remaining is still occupied by the royal family. Later drive to jaipur. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the evening visit at modern artistic temple, birla temple, speculator in white shimmering marble, glitters in the night hours. Afterwards enjoy your evening at the most authentic and ethnic village resort: called chokhi dhani, designed on the theme of an ethnic village of rajasthan with lots of traditional environment and entertainment like folk dances, puppet shows, astrology, music, astrology, camel ride, here you can enjoy the traditional rajasthani food. Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Jaipur widely known as the pink city of india. The entire walls houses and buildings of the city were washed with pink colour for a grand and royal welcome of prince albert and queen victoria from britain, who visited jaipur in 1853 a.d. this splendid city as was founded in 1727 a.d by one of the greatest ruler jai singh ii. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is designed accordance of hindu architecture science called shilpa shastra, the town is had been designed in rectangular shape of 9 blocks, depicting the 9 partition of universe. This fascinating city houses majestic forts, grand palaces, lavish gardens, havelis and museums, while visiting these places you will have a true vision of royal golden past of rajasthan.
07 DAY: JAIPUR.
Today morning after breakfast explore the pink city with an excursion to splendid amber fort, situated just outside the city, built in 15th century by rajput king man singh, later visit another mighty and majestic nagargarh fort, which is nearby to amber fort. Later drive back to the main city to visit imperial city palace, a miraculous places to witness the real rajasthani and mughal architecture. Present residence of the royal family of jaipur. Distinguishing jantar mantar innovated and constructed by jaipur king swai jai singh, he built 5 observatories, and jantar mantar in jaipur is one of them. Visiting splendid hawa mahal, also known palace of winds built with a concept for the woman of royal families to speculate the royal ceremonies and festivals being hidden from the public eyes. City palace houses both the monuments. In the evening you can explore the bustling market of jaipur by cycle rickshaw ride, which is paradise for shopping lovers, jaipur is worldly famous for hand woven carpet, precious stones, handicraft, marble, textile, blue pottery, handmade papers, later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
08 DAY: JAIPUR - FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA (240 KMS: 5 HOURS)
After breakfast checkout and drive to agra, enroute stop over at fatehpur sikri, the old deserted town of the mughal kingdom, built in red sandstone in honour of saint salim chisti who blessed birth of 3 sons to emperor akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important structure here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the diwane e khas; punch mahal, the tomb of salim chisti, and the buland darwaza, one of the largest and tallest gateways in the world. After sightseeing continue to proceed to agra, on arrival transfer to hotel. After relaxation, visit the tomb of itamad-ud-daula, 35 kms from agra, built by empress noorjehan daughter of shahjahan, this monument a tribute to her great father. Later return to the hotel the hotel for overnight stay.
Agra is famous as being home to one of the seven wonders of the world-the taj mahal. Built by the great mughal emperor shahjahan, an eternal love story written on the shimmering marble for his wife mumtaz. Agra is pleasant town with comparatively slow pace, agra is known for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone by craftsmen who are descendant of those who worked under the mughals. The city is also famous for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes. Agra, and the nearby city of fatehpur sikri, is conveniently close to delhi. Besides the taj mahal is agra fort, sikandra, ram bagh and itmad-ud-daulah-35 kms away are the imperial ruins of the mughal city, fatehpur sikri. The world famous town for taj and amazing monuments of india.
09 DAY: AGRA.
Early morning visit world's most popular and beautiful monument: taj mahal with its fabulous view at the time of sunrise. Taj mahal, beautiful architectural monument among the 7 wonders of the world; this historical masterpiece is illustration of the fusion of diverse architectural styles. Taj mahal is crown of all the loveliest buildings in the world, a symbol of eternal love. The tour continues to visit agra fort,was built in 1576 ad., by great mughal emperor akbar, structured and designed with red stoned barricaded; in the fort you will find most splendid pearl mosque and various other classic example of art: jahangir mahal, moti masjid, macchhi bhawan, nagina masjid, diwan-i-khas, sheesh mahal, diwan-e-am, meena bazaar and musamman bhurj where from emperor shahjahan, prisoner of his son rebellious aurangzeb, he put his father in the cell of agra fort, where from he could see his love reflecting through the taj mahal, where his loveliest wife was cremated. In the evening one should visit oswal emporium to watch the replica of taj mahal it took 10 years for the artists to built this artistic epitome, also enjoy light and sound show mohabbat-the-taj: the saga of love, theonly show of its kind in india! Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
NOTE: TAJ MAHAL IS CLOSED ON EVERY FRIDAY.
10 DAY: AGRA - MATHURA - SIKANDRA - DELHI (210 KMS: 4 HOURS) - BANGALORE (BY AIR)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to delhi. Enroute you may opt to stop over at mathura- vrindavan, the birth place of lord krishna, to visit some of notable temples bankey bihari and iskcon. Later continue to drive to agra, on the way visit at sikandra, a marvelous mausoleum of mughal emperor akbar, spectacularly designed structure of hindu and muslim architecture, afterwards proceed to delhi. On arrival, transfer to the airport to board the scheduled evening flight for bangalore. On arrival, transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Mathura, is the nucleus of brajbhoomi. This is the place where lord krishna was born in a prison cellar. The city, today, is famous for its many temples dedicated to the lord. Located at katra, keshav deo, the temple is thronged by pilgrims from all over the world. The dwarkadesh temple, built by seth gokul das of gwalior in 1814, is situated in the heart of the city. It is adorned with some exquisite paintings depicting the entire life of krishna. The vishram ghat on the bank of yamuna is the place where krishna rested after killing kansa
Vrindavan, 15 kms from mathura, is famous for its numerous temples - both old and modern. It is believed to have been the stage of krishna's romantic trails. Vrindavan is home to about 4,000 temples- both big and small. The hindus for ritual bathing use the numerous bathing ghats here. Perched on a high cliff near the kalia mardan ghat is the madan mohan temple. Another temple of importance is that of radha ballabh built by sundar das in 1626. The govind dev temple stands among the most impressive temples of vrindavan. Among the modern places of worship, the colossal temple of pagal baba and the impressive iskcon temple are names worthy of mention.
11 DAY: BANGALORE
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of the city. Bangalore is one of the most attractive cities in india with its beautiful parks avenues and impressive buildings. It is also known as the silicon valley of india. Later take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting lal baugh - regarded as one of the most richly diverse botanical garden's in south asia; it derives its name from the profusion of red roses which are in bloom here, cubbon park - named after mark cubbon, bangalore's longest-serving commissioner, this beautifully laid out park spreads over 300 acres in the heart of the city. The bull temple - the 4.57 m high and 6.10 meters long image is carved out of single granite rock, tipu's palace - the summer palace of tipu sultan later followed by visit to sri gavi gangadhareshwara temple - the temple is dedicated to lord shiva and is carved out of a monolithic stone. Iskcon temple located on a seven-acre hillock, known as the 'hare krishna hill', the gorgeous deities of the lord sri radha krishna and the pure spiritual atmosphere make the pilgrimage a lasting memory. In the evening you can visit ulsoor lake. Overnight at the hotel.
Bangalore: capital of karnataka state, bangalore is famous as the city of gardens. It is one of the most attractive cities in india with its beautiful parks avenues and impressive buildings. Bangalore is renowned as much for its industrial plants as for its silk saris, and for the sprawling cubbon park, which lies at the heart of the city, as also its prestigious race course.it is now part of the great silicone valley, is a beautiful city filled with the tranquillity of its greenery. The lalbagh garden is particularly beauliful and well laid out. It has one of the largest collections of exotic indian tropical and sub-tropical vegetation, lakes and lotus-filled pools. Cubbon park, bull temple, mysore arts & crafts centre are worth visiting.
12 DAY: BANGALORE - SRIRANGAPATNAM - MYSORE (140 KMS: 4 HOURS)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to mysore. En route visit the srirangapatnam (20 kms from mysore) to visit fort and sri ranganathaswami temple. Later proceed to mysore. Then take a sightseeing tour visiting maharaja palace built in 1911-1912. The palace is harmonious syntheses of the hindu and saracenic style of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures, which are magnificent. In theevening visit to the brindavan gardens & spectacular musical fountains & government buildings, later drive up to chamundi hill to see chamundeshwari temple and a panoramic view of mysore. On your way back, see the nandi bull. Also visit the flower and sandal wood market, handicraft museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Srirangapatnam: located at about 15 kilometers from mysore, srirangapatnam is the biggest of the three islands in the river kaveri. The island, five kilometers long and two kilometers wide, derives its name from the deity of the temple located on its western side. The island has something for everyone. For those who are turned on by history, there are many monuments here spanning a thousand years. All the major dynasties of the south have left their relics and monuments here-the hoysalas of the 11th century, the vijayanagar kings of chandragiri in the 17th century, the hyder ali-tipu sultan clan that came after them, and finally the french & the british.
Mysore, the capital city of the wodeyars has always enchanted its admirers with its quaint charm, rich heritage, magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, broad shady avenues and sacred temples. Mysore races its history back to the mythical past, when goddess chamundeshwari of chamundi hills killed the wicked buffalo-headed demon, mahishasura. Mysore dasara is the celebration of this victory of good over evil. Mysore also has associations with the mahabharata and king ashoka of the 3rd century b.c. during the wodeyar rule mysore reached the zenith of its glory as a fabled centre of oriental splendor.
13 DAY: MYSORE - OOTY (165 KMS: 3-4 HOURS)
After breakfast check out the hotel and depart for ooty, on arrival check into the hotel. Ooty is fondly known as the 'queen of hill stations', ooty is snugly ensconced in the heart of the nilgiris. Dotted with undulating hills, sparkling waterfalls, gurgling brooks and lush green tea gardens, this tranquil haven is sure to capture the hearts of every visitor. Rest of the day is free for relaxation. Overnight at the hotel.
Ooty: known as the queen of hills and the most popular hill station in the south india. It is located in the nilgiri hills at 2286 meter above sea level. With its rolling lawns and salubrious climate it became the important hill station in south india and the summer capital of the former madras presidency. Ooty still has the touch of the raj about it, with its cottages and pretty gardens and stone churches that stands among the groves of pine. Old summer palaces of maharajas are now hotels and set in their beautiful parks.
14 DAY: OOTY - COONOOR - OOTY (1 HOUR DRIVE)
After breakfast drive to coonoor, optionally you may take a toy train ride; visit sim's park, there are also a number of individual tree specimens planted all over the place, give a special charm to the park, dolphin's nose, the nose is a unique rock of tremendous proportions which looks like a dolphin, lamb's rock commands a grand view of the coimbatore plains, laws falls a paradise for nature lovers. Later take a sightseeing tour of ooty enjoy the scenic surroundings, the botanical garden a wealth of variety of plants that include different types of roses, imported shrubs, rare flowering plants, eucalyptus trees, several old trees and even a fossilized tree trunk that is 20 million years old, followed by boat rides and fishing, a visit to the ooty lake is a must. Besides these, there are various viewpoints like lamb's rock, kodanadu and dodabetta peak is the highest point in the district at a height of 2623 meters. Provided the day is clear, one can see as far as the plains of coimbatore and the mysore plateau. Overnight at the hotel.
Coonoor, surrounded by the tea plantations, and at an altitude of 1850 m, coonoor is the first of the three nilgiri hill station-udhagamandalam (ooty ), kotagiri and coonoor - that you come to when leaving behind the southern plains. Like ooty, it's on the toy train line from mettupalayam. While kotagiri had the kotas, and ooty the todas, so coonoor was home to the coon hill tribe. ( the suffix, 'oor', means village. ) this now bustling town appears rather squashed between the hills and it's only after climbing up out of the busy market area with the bus and train terminals that you'll get a sense of what hill stations were originally all about.
15 DAY: OOTY - GURUVAYUR - COCHIN (280 KMS: 7 HOURS)
Today early morning, checkout from the hotel and drive to cochin. If time permits, enroute visit the guruvayur temple, dedicated to lord krishna, one of the most popular pilgrim centers of india, followed by visit to punnathur kotta, where 44 elephants belong to the guruvayur krishna temple are fenced and fed in the punnathur kotta. Later drive to cochin, the oasis state of kerala & on to the malabar coasts & kochi (formerly cochin), it is one of the india's most colourful cities. These inter, connected series of islands & shoreline presents a vivacious blend of cultures & religions. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the evening take a boat trip along the palm fringed lakes & backwaters of the area; we enjoy this extraordinary excursion today. As we sail along the shady canals we see cantilevered chinese fishing nets. From our launch, we enjoy use of narrow produced - laden dugouts & the everyday life of families living on narrow spits of land between the waters. In the evening enjoy the kathakali, one of india's most famous classical dances. Lavish costumes & exotic makeup & masks intensify the beauty of the dancers, intricate moments. Overnight at the hotel.
Kochi (colonial name cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of kerala, hailed as 'god's own country'. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet queen of the arabian sea. Informally, cochin is also referred to as the gateway to kerala. From time immemorial, the arabs, british, chinese, dutch, and portuguese have left indelible marks on the history and development of cochin. Over the years, cochin has emerged as the commercial and industrial capital of kerala and is perhaps the second most important city on the west coast of india (after mumbai/bombay). Cochin is proud of its world class port and international airport that link it to many major cities worldwide. This lovely seaside city is flanked by the western ghats on the east and the arabian sea on the west. Its proximity to the equator, the sea and the mountains provide a rich experience of a moderate equatorial climate. Cochin is situated in ernakulam district in the state of kerala. Kochi is the arguably the ideal starting point for exploring the unfathomable diversity and beauty of kerala, rated in the top three tourist destinations by the world travel & tourism council and featured in national geographic travelers '50 greatest places of a lifetime'.
16 DAY: COCHIN - ALLEPPEY (60 KMS: 1½ HOURS)
After breakfast checkout the hotel and drive for Alleppey, on arrival embark at the houseboat. The day for the journey of backwaters in the boat, through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters of alleppey by regattas (snake boats) for which kerala is very famous, while sailing enjoy palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals are panoramic sights one can never forget. The chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of our past trade links, are also found on the way. Flocks of duck swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures reflecting the charm of this tourist land, you also enjoy fishing from the houseboats, evening enjoy sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats, moving towards kumarakom. The houseboats have generated electricity; sitting cum dining area, separate bedroom with attached english toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a chef, and srank (driver). Overnight at the houseboat.
Alleppey situated in south of cochin, is the center for backwater cruises in kerala. It has a large network of canals, which passes through the town, provides its lifeline & has a long sandy beach. It is also the center of the famous coir products of kerala. Nehru trophy boat race - the most colourful snake-boat race in kerala - is held here on the second saturday of august every year.
Alleppey a glide in a "kettuvalam" (houseboat) through the enchanting backwaters of alleppey is sure to rob your heart. Palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals are panoramic sights one can never forget. The chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of our past trade links, are also found on the way. Flocks of duck swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures reflecting the charm of this tourist land.
17 DAY: ALLEPPEY-KUMARAKOM
After breakfast disembark from the houseboat. And drive to check in the backwater resort, kumarakom - for the nature-lover. Here in this backwater town, you can laze in a canoe amidst sylvan surroundings where the only presence is yours and the egrets. Later visit at kumarakom bird sanctuary, located on the banks of the vembanad lake, to see bird viewing where numerous species of birds, including darters, bitterns, brahminy kites, marsh harries, teals and several varieties of herons roost are found. For an inquisitive bird watcher, it is always advisable to carry their binoculars at all times. Return to hotel, make sure you do not miss out on karimeen and fresh toddy the favorite fresh water food and the local wine. Overnight stay at hotel.
The village of kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the vembanad lake, and this small water world is part of the kuttanad region. The bird sanctuary here, which is spread across 14 acres, is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise. Egrets, darters, herons, teal, waterfowl, cuckoo, wild duck and migratory birds like the siberian stork that live there in flocks is a fascination for visitors. The best way to watch the birds of the kumarakom sanctuary is a boat trip round the islands.
18 DAY: KUMARAKOM - COCHIN (90 KMS: 2 HOURS) - HOMETOWN (BY AIR)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to cochin. On arrival take a sightseeing tour of cochin: oasis state of kerala & on to the malabar coasts & kochi (formerly cochin), one of the india's most colourful cities. This inter, connected series of islands & shoreline presents a vivacious blend of cultures & religions; visit to fort cochin & st. Frances church to see the town of vasco da gama. We also see the jewish synagogue & the mattancherry "dutch" palace. Later transfer to the airport to board the flight for hometown. Tour concludes here with happy memories.