Grand Tour of Incredible India Including a taste of Dubai

 

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TRAVEL DATES: (16 DAYS) 09 SEP – 24 SEP

VISITING: TAJ MAHAL, DELHI, AGRA, JAIPUR, MUMBAI, KOCHI, PERIYAR, BACKWATERS OF KERALA, KUMARAKOM, DUBAI


DAY 1 – MALTA - INDIA

Meet the tour manager at Malta International Airport for flight to Delhi.


DAY 2 – DELHI

Arrive in the historical city of Delhi and transfer to your 5* Hotel.


DAY 3 - DELHI

Breakfast and today enjoy a guided tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi which includes a drive past the Red Fort, a visit to Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in Asia; walk  through the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk and Raj Ghat, the simple but moving memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Later, drive past the imposing India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President’s residence) and see the hidden stepwell Agrasen ki Baoli. End the tour with a visit to Qutub Minar, a masterpiece of perfect proportions, and tomb of Emperor Humayun. Dinner at a local restaurant.



DAY 4 – DELHI - AGRA

Breakfast and drive to Agra. check in at your 5* Hotel. Enjoy afternoon sunset visit to the world renowned Taj Mahal. Referred to as one of the wonders of the world, the Taj\ Mahal is the epitome of tourism in India and is celebrated for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty. A symphony in white marble, a tribute to eternal love, it was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. There are tombs of Mumtaz and Shahjahan within the mausoleum. Done in white marble, it took 22 years and over 20,000 workers and craftsmen to complete this rhapsody in stone (1630- 52 AD). The main structure is set amidst landscaped gardens. While on three sides it is surrounded by high walls, the rear is bound by the river Yamuna. Enjoy free time in the local bazaars and witness a display of chiselling on marble—intricate inlay work. Dinner at hotel.



DAY 5 – AGRA - JAIPUR

Breakfast and morning guided tour of Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture, the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions. Later, drive to Jaipur en route visiting Akbar’s abandoned capital, Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival in Jaipur, you will check in at your 5* Hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner at hotel.



DAY 6 – JAIPUR 
Breakfast and proceed on a full day tour of Jaipur City. Drive to the ancient capital of Amer to see the fabulous Amber Fort (up by Elephant & down by Jeep), situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur city. Also, see the unique Anokhi museum of hand block printing and learn about the traditional textile printing techniques. Later, enjoy a tour of the Pink City, an “abode of rajahs”. The highlights of the tour include a visit to the City Palace and the art gallery, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Also, enjoy a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five-storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal façade. Enjoy free time at the bustling bazaars of the old city and taste the traditional sweets in a heritage sweetshop. Dinner at hotel.

DAY 7 – JAIPUR - MUMBAI
Breakfast and departure transfer to airport to board your flight to Mumbai. On arrival, proceed for a city tour of Mumbai visiting the Gateway of India, Mumbai’s principle landmark; Prince of Wales Museum, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens on the slopes of Malabar Hills offering panoramic view of Marine Lines and Chowpati Beach, Kamla Nehru Park, Mani Bhawan (the house where the Father of the Nation stayed on his early visits to the city) and Dhobi Ghat. Also drive past Afghan Church, Flora Fountain (the city’s nerve- centre), and Marine Drive, the seafront boulevard also known as the Queen’s Necklace. Transfer to your 5* Hotel for check-in Dinner at hotel.

DAY 8 –MUMBAI -KOCHI
After breakfast, fly to Kochi, the historic port city. On arrival, transfer to your 5* Hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, witness the ‘Kathakali’, a special dance form of Kerala. Dinner at hotel.

DAY 9 – KOCHI
Breakfast and today enjoy a morning tour of Kochi with its delightful mix of European and local cultures. Explore the fascinating sights partly by boat and partly on foot. Visit the Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church and Mattencherry Palace - built by the Portuguese. Walk through the narrow cobbled streets, lined with antique and handicraft shops of the Jew Town to the Jewish Synagogue, the oldest living synagogue in the world. Enjoy a sunset harbour cruise. Dinner at hotel.

DAY 10 - KOCHI - PERIYAR
Breakfast and continue to the spice land of Thekkady the heart of spiceland of India. On arrival, check in at your 4* Hotel. In the afternoon you will be visiting a Spice plantation. This region has long been the heartland of the spice farms that have made Kerala so famous across the world. The tour enables you to visit the farm and know the details about the various spices that are grown in the region. Dinner at hotel.

DAY 11 - PERIYAR - HOUSEBOAT
Breakfast and drive to Alleppey and board your 5* traditional Houseboat. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the jetty to embark on a leisurely exploration of the Kerala backwaters. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful backwaters in a Kettuvallam (house boat) as you float through the placid waters passing palm fringed canals, lakes and villages. Dinner onboard the houseboat.

DAY 12 - HOUSEBOAT - KUMARAKOM
Breakfast on the houseboat. Disembark at Kumarakom. Upon arrival check-in at your 5* Hotel. Enjoy sunset cruise on Lake Vembanad. Dinner at hotel.

DAY 13 - KUMARAKOM
Breakfast and day at leisure for personal sightseeing or shopping. Dinner at hotel.

DAY 14 - KUMARAKOM - KOCHI - DUBAI
Breakfast and transfer to Kochi airport to board your flight to Dubai. Upon arrival transfer to your 5* Hotel for check in.

DAY 15 – DUBAI
Breakfast and proceed for an unforgettable tour of a modern city that is way ahead of its time Have a taste of world – class, contemporary lifestyle in Dubai and go around the glitzy pockets of the city. Visit Dubai Marina, a spectacular harbour that weaves through a cosmopolitan city. Observe how everyday life goes in Dubai as you are driven through the waterfront neighbourhood of Jumeirah Beach Residence, one of the much – coveted addresses in the city. Make the most of a photo stop at the façade of yet another Dubai icon, the luxurious Atlantis, The Palm Hotel. Experience the authentic, vibrant Arabian market of Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Drive through Sheikh Zayed Road which is home to most of Dubai`s skyscrapers. The afternoon will be spent at the famous Dubai Downtown, whereby one can see the world’s largest dancing fountains; the world largest shopping mall and also Burj Khalifa - the world’s tallest building. These exquisite grounds include a promenade along the Dubai lake, plenty of restaurants to dine both indoor and outdoor, prow lookout, leisure forest grove, playing area, water features and much more.

DAY 16 – DUBAI – MALTA
Transfer to Dubai Airport for flight to Malta.



  

OUR PACKAGES INCLUDES
RETURN INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS MALTA / DELHI / KOCHI / DUBAI / MALTA
AIRLINE TAXES AND FUEL CHARGES
14 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION :
2 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION IN DELHI AT THE 5* LE MERIDIEN NEW DELHI HOTEL
1 NIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN AGRA AT THE 5* COURTYARD BY MARRIOT HOTEL
2 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION IN JAIPUR AT THE 5* JAIPUR MARRIOT HOTEL
1 NIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN MUMBAI AT THE 5* TAJ PRESIDENT HOTEL
2 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION IN KOCHI AT THE 5* CROWN PLAZA HOTEL
1 NIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN PERIYAR AT THE 4* POETREE SAROVER HOTEL
1 NIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN ALLEPPEY ON THE 5* XANDARI HOUSEBOAT
2 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION IN KUMARAKOM AT THE 5* COCONUT LAGOON HOTEL
2 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION IN DUBAI AT THE 5* WESTIN AL HABTOOR RESORT & SPA
ALL TRANSFERS
ALL EXCURSIONS AS PER ITINERARY
24 MEALS ( 13 BREAKFASTS, 11 DINNERS)
LOCAL ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE
COMPREHENSIVE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING
ACTIVE ITINERARY WITH UNIQUE CULTURAL FEATURES
SERVICES OF AN EXPERIENCED ROCS TRAVEL TOUR MANAGER
VISA REQUIRED



PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON 
TRIPLE SHARING €2689
TWIN SHARING €2769
SINGLE €3389

 

 

 
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