29 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi – Darjeeling - Delhi - Varanasi – Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Nimaj - Udaipur - Mumbai – Cochin - Allepey - Kumarakom - Cochin - Delhi – Dehradun - Ananda in the Himalayas – Haridwar - Ananda - Dehradun
To what we only know as a country that is surrounded by heritage and colourful culture, India offers much more than just that. By signing up for this extravagant 30-days Indian tour package, you can savour all of India’s glory and take home so much love. Our country will welcome you with open arms, and we guarantee you will greet them with big smiles. So get ready to be wonderstruck by this incredible tour to India as we take you on tour to some of the affluent and naturally wealthy destinations. You can embark on the impressive heritage sites, gently brush your fingers against some of the UNESCO sites, go for a soul-stirring backwater ride, and take advantage of the traditional spa therapies. Through Incredible India tour package, we will gently show you the beauty of India.
Note: It is to be noted that this is a suggested itinerary and if you want to make any changes, we can modify and tailor the itinerary according to your requirement so that you can have an unforgettable vacation.
After you arrive at Delhi Airport or the Railway Station, our representative will be waiting to escort you to the selected hotel. Refreshments will be provided at the hotel followed by an overnight stay.
The city where the old meets the new is a fascinating destination in India. Delhi is the epitome of culture and modernity. This city is a political hub and also a place where the modern infrastructure carries the city dwellers around. Here, you can soak in the beauty of the rich historical monuments that treasure the past and wander amid the modern structures that features a number of tourist attractions.
The morning after a hearty breakfast, you will be taken for a sightseeing tour around the city. The attractions you will guide to are Raj Ghat, Red Fort, Humayuns Tomb , Jama Masjid , India Gate, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar and if time permits, Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin.
Raj Ghat is a memorial, a cremation spot dedicated to a notable personality, the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. This place is located alongside Yamuna River and near the borders of Old Delhi.
Red Fort Complex is a UNESCO site which was the former residence of the Mughal Empire for over 200 years. This historic site which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648 has several attractions inside the massive sandstone covered walls. Inside, you can find inspiring carvings of Indo-Islamic and Mughal architecture. It represents as a symbol of India's heritage and pride. During the auspicious celebration of Independence Day, the fort is used as a platform by India's Prime Minister to hoists India's National Flag.
India Gate stands astride the Rajpath, and it is a massive structure dedicated to the soldiers of the British Indian Army who fought in the First World War. The war memorial is open all day, and if you look closely, you may see names of all those who fought in the war. Also, the black marble plinth displays an L1A1 self-loading rifle and a war helmet alongside permanent light called Amar Jawan Jyoti.
Lotus Garden is a renowned tourist attraction and the most visited in the whole of Delhi. The reason being their iconic lotus shaped structure and an impressive large hall to meditate and be in the present. This structure promotes the unity of humanity.
Qutab Minar which dates back to 1193 is an iconic masterpiece and yet another famous landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Qutab complex treasures various medieval structures like the Iron Pillar, and Alai Darwaza, but the minaret which is said to be the second tallest in India at a staggering height of 72.5 meters draws all the attention. The walls of the structure have calligraphy of Quran's verses and decorative motifs.
Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin is a magical quaint neighbourhood in the southern part of Delhi where the devotional Sufi Islamic music may overwhelm you. Some of the historical monuments located here are deeply associated with beautiful poets like Mirza Ghalib and Nizamuddin Aulia.
After immensely exploring the city, you can return to the hotel for an overnight stay at the hotel.
After a substantial breakfast, you can get ready to visit Akshardham Temple.
This mesmerizing complex is a Hindu Temple which also goes by the name Swaminarayan Akshardham. After entering this massive complex, you will get inspired by the intricate work of motifs, and manicured gardens. It consists of over 20000 statues around the temple complex. The stone pillars at the temple are flawlessly carved making the already grand temple look more appealing. The temple was developed by the head of Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, Pramukh Swami Maharaj. After sunsets, fountain show displays impressive light works, and they are the major highlight in the complex.
After an eventful day in Akshardham, you will be taken to Delhi Haat. This bustling market features handicrafts from a majority of the Indian states; you can buy colourful clothes, handlooms and a variety of other items. You can end the night by savouring delicious regional dishes and partake in cultural activities as well.Overnight stay at the hotel
On day 4, leave for Delhi Airport after having a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Upon de-boarding at Bagdogra Airport, you can make your way to the railway station and chug your way to Darjeeling via Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. You should know that this very Darjeeling railway is regarded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the pleasant scenery as the train meanders through the railway tracks surrounded by the dense hilly forest and the tea gardens. As you arrive at your destination, you can relax and stay overnight at the selected hotel.
Darjeeling, famous for its beautiful tea gardens and the steam toy train is a fabulous destination where you can get an opportunity to rekindle with nature. Also surrounding the town are many historical British-style structures like the heritage schools that beautify the hill station even more. From here you get to see the third highest peak in the world, the Kanchenjunga Peak. Darjeeling is blessed with pine trees, magnolias, rhododendrons, orchids scattered all over this lovely town.Overnight stay at the hotel.
The next day after breakfast at the hotel in Darjeeling you can proceed for a sightseeing tour which includes famous attractions like Chowrasta, Observatory Hill and Love Road. After the tour, you can head back to the hotel for the night.
Chowrasta is perhaps the only place where people from all around the town come for a quick catch up with friends. It also happens to be an ideal spot to take a leisure stroll and give your kids a ride in the adorable looking ponies around the massive square. You can find many entertainment venues I Chowrasta, boutiques, cafes and even bustling local markets are the life of this place. You will also notice a statue of a famous Nepali poet Bhanubhakta Acharya in the square who translated Ramayana in the Nepali language.
The Observatory Hill is an impressive attraction located near Chowrasta. From here you can soak in the beauty of the hills and seek solace at the Buddhist and Hindu Temples located in the area.
Love Road, on the other hand, is not far off from the busy streets but it provides an ideal place for lovey-doveys to spend time away from the bustling crowd of Chowrasta and fall into the realms of nature and serenity. Overnight stay at the hotel.
On the day 6th, you can get ready for a whole day of exploring at some of the renowned places such as Tiger Hill, Happy Valley Tea Garden, Tibetan Refugees Self-Help Centre, and Batasia Loop. After the tour, you can return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Tiger Hill is one of Darjeeling's top attractions as it is blessed with lovely vistas of the Himalayas. From the observatory, you get to see sights of the Kanchenjunga peak, and on a clear day, even Mount Everest is faintly visible. Often, travellers visiting Tiger Hill are enlivened by the grandeur spectacle, even better than the mountain ranges. The beautiful sunrise and sunset moment is simply awe heart-melting.
Happy Valley Tea Garden is located almost three kilometres from the northern part of Darjeeling. And what makes this place special is for the fact that it is the oldest tea estate spread over 437 acres. You get to come here and explore this amazing site which is approx. 150 years old. During March and May, the tea estate business gets busier. You get to take a tea tasting tour savouring refreshing and adoring the lush green expanse of the estate.
Batasia Loop, on the other hand, is also a popular place where the heritage Himalayan Railway takes a short halt for people to exit and soak in the view of the Kanchenjunga. You can also find a War memorial on one end of the loop. This place is also near the famous Ghoom Railway Station, and it is where Ghoom Monastery is also located.
After breakfast at the hotel in Darjeeling, you can pack your bags and go to Bagdogra Airport to catch a flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, you can either unwind or relax at the selected hotel or head out to the market place for the shopping spree. This will be followed by an overnight stay at the hotel.
The day 8th of your tour, you can check out from the hotel in Delhi and drive to the airport to board the flight to Varanasi. After arriving at the airport in Varanasi, our representative will greet you and escort you to the selected hotel in Varanasi which will be followed by refreshments and relaxation.
Later, you will be taken to a pilgrimage destination located about 5 miles from the city at Sarnath. It is believed that after attaining enlightenment Buddha preaches his first sermon here. During your visit, you can also see signatory pillar dedicated to Lord Buddha along with a stupa. The Damekh Stupa is the exact spot where Lord Buddha performed his first teachings. Sarnath is the most significant destination for Buddhist pilgrims.
It also has an Archeological Museum which treasures a massive collection of relics, and antiques, and other Buddhist religious findings. In the evening, you can attend the aarti on the banks of the Ganga in Varanasi. It is a sacred Hindu practice which has been continuing for generations. After, you can head to the hotel for an overnight stay.
The morning after breakfast at the hotel you can go to the Rive Ganga a for an early morning boat ride. Later, other sights you will be taken to are Kachori Gali, Kinari Bazaar, Khoa Gali, and Vishwanath Gali.
During the morning boat tour, you can get a peaceful sight of the vibrant surroundings around the Ghats. The sunrise will baffle you, the sweet symphony of birds adds to the beauty of the morning tour. You can observe the morning routine followed by the locals; watch them take dips in the holy river while some pray to the deity. After the enlightening tour at the Ganga River, you can return to the hotel for a lovely breakfast.
In India, markets play a huge role in everybody's lives; you can find a melange of markets selling all kind of things. Kinari Bazaar is one such bustling yet vibrant market in Varanasi which displays colourful wedding dresses and other items. If you want to savour some local delicacies, Kachori Gali provides all kinds of delicious Indian snack like the deep-fried snacks, kachoris. Khoa Gali similar to Kachori Gali sells milk products such as paneer.
After filling your tummy with lip-smacking dishes, you can visit one of the largest universities in Asia spread to over 4000 acres, Hindu University Campus. At the campus, you can see various attractions like an art gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb.
Later in the day you will be taken for a city trip to some important sites like the Bharat Mata Temple, Vishwanath temple, the University and more. You stay overnight at the hotel.
The next day after having your breakfast you can check out from the hotel in Varanasi and take a flight to Agra. After you arrive at this Mughal city, you can relax at the selected hotel in the city. Later in the evening, you can go for leisure sightsees on your own; this will be followed by pampering spa therapy at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel will be followed.
This history filled city of the Mughals, Agra is located on the banks of the river Yamuna, and it conjures one to unearth its historical past by exploring every site, especially the Agra Fort. Despite, the city is as modern as any other Indian cities, witnessing the ancient forts blending with the new structures is a balm to the soul. The reason why people come to this city to witness the grand Taj Mahal which is one of the seven wonders. Fatehpur Sikri, on the other hand, is also a fortified city with displays beautiful Mughal art and lovely architecture. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today you will be taken for a day tour around the city exploring the beautiful and famous attractions like the Taj Mahal, Sikandra, Agra Fort, and Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb. This will be followed by an overnight stay at the hotel.
Taj Mahal is without a doubt the reason people come to Agra. This UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World is a marble mausoleum built for Mumtaz Mahal, the beloved wife of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1632. This mega structure took more than twenty-two years to complete, and it is often considered as a brilliant example of Mughal architecture with a mix of an architecture of Islamic, Indian, Persian, and Ottoman Turkish. Some even give a name as the "Jewel of Muslim Art in India." Some of the elements that beautiful the Taj are the detailed calligraphy like jali, inlay, and semi-precious stones.
After inspecting and be wowed by the iconic marvel, you can head back to the hotel and rest for a while before taking off to sightsee other attractions.
Sikandra is a mausoleum of Akbar. This grand Tomb of Akbar the Great is surrounded by scenic calmness of nature, and you may even notice deer's roaming freely around the vicinity. The red sandstone is said to have been commissioned by Akbar himself before his death, however, his son, Jahangir completed the structure. The architecture of the mausoleum was inspired by a different style of architecture like Hindu, Jain, Islam, Buddhist, and Christian styles.
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site you can take a tour of is the massive Agra Fort. This walled-city is also built during the reign of Raja Badal Singh using red-sandstone. The Mughals later captured the Hindu king after the first Battle of Panipat and precious treasures including the Koh-i-Noor diamond was seized by the Mughals.
Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb is one of the best places in Agra, and some say the interior is even better than the Taj Mahal. It contains precious stones like jasper, onyx, and topaz. This marvellous structure was commissioned by Jahangir's wife, Nur Jahan for Itmad-Ud-Daulah (former name Ghiyas Beg) who was Jahangir's chief minister and a trusted member of Akbar's court.
In addition, you can also go for a heritage walk on the other side of the Yamuna River. You can soak in the beauty of the Taj while savouring tea with the locals on tea terraces.Overnight stay at the hotel.
After having breakfast at the hotel in Agra, you can check out and leave for Jaipur with a short layover at Fatehpur Sikri which is another excellent work by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a historic city which was founded in the year 1569. One of the iconic attractions is located right here in this very city complex, the Buland Darwaza, famed to be one of the most massive gates of the world. It is also believed that Akbar's Navratnas, meaning the nine gems/ courtiers were born in Fatehpur Sikri.
After exploring the planned ancient city, lunch will be served which will be followed by your journey to Jaipur. Upon arrival at your pre-booked hotel in Jaipur, you can check in and relax for the night.
The Pink City and the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is a city filled with palaces and history echoing from every corner. The grandeur of forts and palaces draws various tourists from across the globe. Often, Jaipur along with two fabulous states of Agra and Delhi make up a Golden Triangle Circuit to which every tourist crave to explore. This city flaunts a colourful and vibrant culture dotted with lively festivals. This city has also emerged as one of the most modern cities all over India.
Day 1 in Jaipur, you get to explore famous attractions such as Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, and Hawa Mahal. You can proceed to these places after having a heavy breakfast at the hotel. This will be followed by an overnight stay at the hotel.
Amber or Amer Fort in Jaipur is a grand and one of the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in one of the hills of Jaipur. This marvellous palace was commissioned in the year 1592 by Raja Man Singh and was later completed by his successor Jai Singh. Amer Fort reflects the great Mughal architecture, and it is brilliantly beautified by various gems like Jalis and semi-precious stones.
Jaipur's City Palace gracefully flaunts the tradition of Rajasthan architecture with a blend of European and Mughal style. Built between 1729 and 1732, the palace serves as the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and half of the palace still is home to the affluent royals. The other section of the palace offers several sites like Chandra Mahal, Mukut Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, City Palace Museum, Maharani's Palace, and Shri Govind Dev Temple etcetera.
Another grand attraction which attracts all the Jaipur visitors is the Jantar Mantar built by Jai Singh II. This sundial observatory is one of the fifth, and it is under the UNESCO sites. During earlier days, sundials like this were used for various reasons, besides time, it was used for the purpose of astrology.
Hawa Mahal is an iconic marvel built by Pratap Singh in 1799 is located amid the bustling market in old Jaipur. The name Hawa Mahal means the palace of winds, as you may notice the façade of the Mahal have several windows that appear to look like honeycomb. It also allowed the women to peek through the windows and observe the vibrant market without them been seen by the people.
After hearty breakfast at the hotel, your itinerary will take you to one of Rajasthan's historic village of Samode.
Samode Village is a lovely place which was once under the territory in the Amber Kingdom. The key attraction here is the 16th-century Rajput Fort which was later renovated during the 19th-century using architectural styles of Mughal and Rajput and turned into Samode Palace. However, in the year 1987, the palace underwent through a series of renewal and was soon converted into a lavish heritage hotel. Covering over 20 acres, you can take a stroll amid the Samode Bagh which offers a Mughal style garden. It also has other pretty things a mixture of Rajasthani, Mughal, and Victorian décor along with paintings and fountains that highlights the palace.
After taking the tour, you can stroll amid the premises or take a camel cart ride. This will be followed by a ride to the hotel for overnight stay.
Today, you will check out from the hotel for Nimaj after a lovely breakfast at the hotel.
Nimaj Fort which dates back to 1733 is a marvellous site, and it is the sole reason for people to come here. This fort was built initially by Thakur Jagram Singh in a Rajput style. This imposing fort has two different sections for men and women. There are also other attractions to visit besides the fort like the 9th century Magar Mandi Temple. This is an archaeological site where you can also spot some animals like blackbucks and blue bulls.
You can also find a lovely nature spot surrounded by flowering trees and emerald open green space where one can get away from the city to find peace. Chhatra Sagar is 4 kilometre from the fort, and it spreads to over 10 kilometres. This hundred-year-old lake is a lovely summer retreat to soak in the fresh air and be one with nature. The dam located here offers a safe haven for migratory birds and also some of the local species. While one part of the dam provides a home to the birds, the other side offers a campsite for vacationers to unwind.
The camp provides all the necessary facilities such as attached private bathrooms, sitting area, and hot/cold water. It also serves delicious traditional food, and if you are keen on learning some Rajasthani food, you can also try and learn how to prepare the dishes. Overnight stay at the tent accommodation will be followed.
On the day 16th, you can savour outdoor breakfast at the campsite and proceed for a lovely nature walk along the beaten path. During this session, you can witness different bird and merely take in all the pleasure and stress out your worries. You can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and in the evening, you can gather around the lovely bonfire and be in the moment merely gazing at the bright stars. Overnight stay at your tented accommodation will be followed.
Early morning, you can eat your breakfast at the site then proceed for a drive to your next destination, Udaipur. You will be taken to a restaurant mid-way for a delicious lunch. On arrival at the hotel in Udaipur, you can check in and relax. Later, you can spend the day at leisure or visit the local markets for some self-guided tour and buy some knick-knacks to take home. The night you will spend at the hotel.
Udaipur is one of the most romantic destinations not just in Rajasthan but in India. While here, you can't help it but fall in love with its culture, heritage sites, and serenity. Often this City of Lakes has been one of the favourite wedding destinations because it is blessed with luxury and antiquity. The city has several heritage hotels which give your posh facilities and privacy. Apart from lakes, the city is surrounded by Aravali Hills. The green hills and blue waters certainly will make you want to spend more time here.
On the second day at Udaipur after breakfast, you will be escorted to various attractions like the City Palace, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Bagore Ki Haveli, and Jagdish Temple. After the tour, an overnight stay at the hotel.
Located on the eastern part of Lake Pichola, you can find exciting edifices like the City Palace which will baffle you by its stunning beauty. This ancient structure was built in 1559 AD, and it is a prominent attraction in Udaipur. City Palace overlooks yet another gem the Lake Palace Hotel which sits amid the tranquil lake. There are other attractions where you can savour the beauty of nature and heritage like the Mor Chowk, meaning Peacock courtyard, Chini Chitrashala Art Gallery which is located in Bhim Vilas houses, and various other fascinating spots that are worth visiting like Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Dilkhush Mahal, and Krishna Vilas.
Saheliyon ki Bari or the Garden of Maidens is another marvellous place to visit which dates back to 18th century. This garden was built by Maharana Sangram Singh, and it is beautified by several fountains, pools, lawns, and florescent flower-beds. The garden also has a sitting area and the room is decorated with lovely mosaics and paintings.
Built by the Mewar Minister, Bagore Ki Haveli is an 18th-century structure which consists of more than a hundred rooms. Each room is adorned by lovely mirror work and glass work. It has a massive collection of modern art, Mawar paintings, and costumes.
A popular temple in Udaipur known as Jagdish Temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh I during the year 1651 AD. It consists of a lovely Maru-Gurjara style of architecture and attached to the double storied saandhara sanctum is the mandapa.
Later, you will be taken for a motor launch cruise at the Lake Pichola. This opportunity can help you see the lovely sunset. Overnight stay at the hotel
In the morning, you can savour breakfast at the hotel then check out. You will be driven to the airport to catch a flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival, you can check in and spend the day at leisure relaxing at the room.
The city that never sleeps, Mumbai is the Bollywood capital where the cars and ships blare horns all day. The city is the capital of Maharashtra, and it has a massive high-end infrastructure which comfortably resides alongside the beach which receives locals and tourists alike to soak in the balmy breeze from the Arabian Sea. The shopping scene here is amazing with so many places to go to. It also has amazing nightlife and places to eat. It is undeniable to disagree that Mumbai is one of the wealthiest cities in India which serves home to some of the country's wealthiest people. Overnight stay at the hotel
After breakfast at the hotel, you can get ready for a full-day sightseeing expedition around Mumbai. The attractions you will be taken to are Gateway of India, Victoria Terminus, Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai Fort, Rajabai Clock Tower, Flora Fountain, Mumbai High Court, Marine Drive, and Chowpatty Beach. After the tour, you can return for an overnight stay.
Amid the bustling roads of Mumbai, Marine Drive which runs along the road strangely offers a calming vibe. It is one of Mumbai's favourite places for locals and travellers alike to come and rejuvenate. This popular place is often called the Queen's Necklace because of its shape and due to the flickering lights that pass by all night. From the Marine Drive, you can get an amazing view of the cityscape which has been occupied by many offices and attractions.
Chowpatty Beach is an iconic place just a few kilometres from the Marine Drive, and it thrives with many locals and travellers simply soaking in the view. The beach is also flocked with several vendors selling their local eateries like bhelpuri, pav bhajis, panipuri etcetera. Make sure to come here during the weekdays when the beach is not very crowded. During the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi and Dussehra, the beach gets crowded by pilgrims celebrating the auspicious occasion.
Gateway of India is a popular Mumbai landmark located near the Taj hotel. This monument was built in 1911 to honour the visit of Majesties King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder.
This breathtakingly beautiful Flora Fountain is located at the heart of the city which was founded in 1869 to honour Sir Bartle Frere, a British Governor. The pretty mythological figurine adores the attraction with Roman Goddess of Flowers.
Victoria Terminus or popularly known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is an architectural marvel and a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 1887. IT was built to commemorate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria. It looks more like a palace rather than the major railway station displaying its brilliance. The structure is built in an Italian-Gothic style with massive fifteen thousand feet frontage. The gardens that surround the structure are beautifully manicured with flowers; the façade also has a massive 160-feet-high dome on which a statue of a lady bearing a torch stands.
The massive tower Rajabai Clock Tower stands at a staggering height of is 85 meter, and it resembles the Big Ben of London. The story of this tower goes way back when it was rather known for the infamous suicide cases, thus, the reason for it being not accessible to visitors now. The Rajabai Clock Tower was named after the blind mother of Premchand Roychand who was a financial contributor.
One of the oldest clocks, the Bombay High Courts is one of the affluent places in the whole of Mumbai. It flaunts its Gothic-Revival style design and was built in 1862. Despite the name of the city changed from Bombay to Mumbai, the name of the court remains the same.
The city's massive and significant place is the Dhobi Ghat. Mumbai is also widely known for this sole place. You can come here for a visit and expect to see hefty cloths being washed from across the city. You can also visit the Mumbai Fort which is located not very far in the north of Colaba. This fort will remind you of Mumbai's golden era. The fort provides a lovely view of the city and the expansive Arabian Sea.
After breakfast at the hotel, you can check out and leave for the airport to catch a flight to Cochin. As you arrive at Cochin, you will be greeted by our representative and driven to Alleppey. You will be staying at a luxurious Kettuvallam (houseboat) Vrinda. You can relax and spend an overnight at the houseboat.
The houseboat you will be staying at sails along the Vembanad Lake which enters the Alleppey canal. During the calming smooth ride, you can admire the backwaters, pleasant ambiance and the chirping of birds. Your meal will be served on-board overlooking the lovely sunset. Later in the evening, you will be entertained by a traditional classical performance, Kathakali.
Backwaters offering an ethereal feeling surrounds this attractive Kerala city. Alleppey, also called as Alappuzha is famous for the scenic backwaters. The longest lake in India and even the largest in Kerala, Vembanad Lake is undeniably gorgeous, and it has been referred to as Venice of East by Lord Curzon. The emerald green surrounding that gently sits beside the calm waters truly is gives a romantic feeling. Besides the backwaters and houseboats, the state has several exciting festivals. During the boat races, this city is surrounded by thousands of spectators. It also has a variety of other attractions like temples like Sri Krishna Temple, Mullakkal Temple; churches like St. Mary's Syro-Malabar, Catholic Forane Church, and caves like Edakkal Caves.
Today, the houseboat heads towards Alleppey past Vembanad Lake Jetty. You can start your day with a delicious breakfast onboard; you will also pass the water highways which is a unique farming method performed below sea level. You will pass a narrow water lane from where you will be transferred to a rice boat. Via a rice boat, you can explore the region and various attractions like the half-statue of Lord Buddha and a Tharavad which is a traditional Kerala family house.
After the tour, you can return to the houseboat and head back to the Vembanad Lake. You will be entertained by Vrinda Vadiyam, a live musical performance with a musical fusion of classical instruments. The houseboat or Vrinda will halt for the night at Vembanad Lake Jetty for an overnight.
The houseboat will pass the Vembanad Lake Jetty and anchor near Chambakulam after which you can take an excursion on the rice boat followed by a lunch. The sites you will get to explore are St. Mary's Church which was built in 1721, a 300-year-old Bhagavathy Kshetram, and also get to see a collection of snake boats which are used during the boat race competition in Chambakulam.
You can enjoy another Kerala classical dance form Mohiniattam which is also known as Dance of the Enchantress. After which you can head back for an overnight stay at the houseboat.
After breakfast onboard at the houseboat, you can check out and drive to your resort in Kumarakom. An overnight stay will follow this.
Kumarakom is blessed with Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and it blossoms in a variety of floras to which even the animals love to come and enjoy. The bird sanctuary is approx. Fourteen acres and it features several migratory and local birds. Some of the popular ones are cuckoo, heron, egret, moorhen, Siberian crane, parrot, darter, flycatcher, brahminy kite, and cormorant. In Kumarakom, boat races are popular in the whole of Kerala. During your exploration here, you may have a keen interest in this place's soothing ambiance. The coconut groves, green paddy fields, calm backwaters are something beyond imagination.
After breakfast at the resort, you can unwind and cruise on the backwaters. You can also indulge in Ayurvedic treatments, they are known throughout India. They are considered a remedy to cure illness or any joint pain. These treatments are pleasuring; you must experience it while in Kerala.
You can spend the time at leisure and stay for the night at the resort.
The next day after a healthy breakfast, you can check out from the resort and go to Cochin Airport via road. You can board on a flight to Delhi. After you arrive in the capital, you will be escorted to the hotel. You can relax and stay for the night at the hotel in Delhi.
The next day, after breakfast you can check out from the hotel in Delhi and drive to the airport to catch a flight for Dehradun. Once you arrive at the city, you can check in and take a rest at the Ananda Resort and Spa which is located one and a half hours away from the city center. You can spend the day at leisure followed by an overnight stay.
Preferably known as Ananda in the Himalayas, this luxurious resort comes under top 10 luxury spas in India, and it caters all the necessities one can crave for. You can get a rejuvenating experience from the best services and facilities they provide. Since this resort is located on the foothills of the Himalayas, you can expect to get a heart-melting view. The view of the neighboring mountains will literally blow your mind away. Besides the view, the spa treatments here will pamper your body, mind, and soul, and even eradicate illness by using special Himalayan herbs during the massage. The resort also offers special stretching classes like yoga. The resort also provides amazing activity packages which include night stays and several other activities like cooking and other outdoor adventure sports. Speaking of the dining experience here at the Ananda Resort and Spa, you will be provided by a myriad of exotic dishes.
After breakfast at the resort, you can spend the day at leisure and also indulge in a soul-stirring message at the resort. You will feel levitated after the massage session, the oils used during the spa therapy has a remedy to cure illness and joint pain. After the pampering session, you can spend an overnight at the resort.
The next day, you will be woken by serving the signature tea from the resort, soon after you can go for a yoga and meditation session. A hearty breakfast will follow this and pampering spa therapy. The rest of the day you can spend time at leisure followed by an overnight stay at the resort.
You can start your day with a signature tea served at your room followed by a session of yoga and meditation. You can have your breakfast after the session and indulge in spa therapy. Later in the day, you can visit Haridwar and explore sights like Sapt Rishi and Har Ki Pauri. After the tour, you can return for an overnight stay at the resort.
Sapt Rishi is a spiritual place where the river Ganga is divided into seven rivulets. One of the sacred Ghats in Haridwar is Har Ki Pauri or Brahmakund. The legends have it that it was built in memory of Bhartrihari who was the brother of Vikramaditya. It was Vikramaditya who built the Ghat. Every evening, aarti is performed, and thousands of devotees come by to witness this spectacular sight where you get to see priests perform sacred rituals.
Today will be the last day of the 30-day tour. You can savour a delicious breakfast at the resort and check out for a timely drive to the airport in Dehradun. You will catch your flight to Delhi, and upon arriving at the capital, you can do last-minute shopping then you will be transferred to the International airport in Delhi for your unbound journey home.