This is a journey through the heart of India to explore the old and new part of Delhi the capital city, the Taj Mahal in Agra exemplifies the art and architecture of the Mughals; the beautiful palaces and bustling bazaars of Jaipur epitomize the rich culture of Rajputana.
Find all of this within close proximity of each other. A well preserved haven of history, art, architecture and culture despite the onslaught of modernity and urbanisation in the region. From India you'll be transferred to Crown Plaza Yas Island where the magic continues. Yas Island is one of the worlds most unique places to visit, full of excitement and luxury. You'll be close to the main attractions, such as Ferrari World, which is home to the worlds largest indoor theme park as well as the fastest roller coaster. In addition to this, Yas Island is home to the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 circuit, Yas Marina Circuit, where you can experience the opulence and wonder of the Arab Emirates at its best! A truly remarkable destination, with a property to match
- Wi-Fi access is included with your stay at the Crown plaza
- Visit the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Theme Park
- Enjoy a traditional Ayurvedic massage in India
- Departs: edinburgh
- Arrives: delhi, India
- Departs: delhi, India
- Arrives: abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Departs: abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Arrives: edinburgh
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This is a journey through the heart of India to explore the old and new part of Delhi the capital city, the Taj Mahal in Agra exemplifies the art and architecture of the Mughals; the beautiful palaces and bustling bazaars of Jaipur epitomize the rich culture of Rajputana. Find all of this within close proximity of each other. A well preserved haven of history, art, architecture and culture despite the onslaught of modernity and urbanisation in the region. Travel down South to enjoy an equable climate and a long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters. Lush hill stations, Ayurvedic health holidays. Enchanting art forms. Magical festivals. Historic and cultural monuments. All of which offers you a unique experience.
Delhi - Full day city tour of Old and New Delhi, Jama Masjid, The Presidential Palace, Qutab Minar and Humayun's tomb and a rickshaw ride in Chandani Chowk
Agra - Agra Fort & Taj Mahal and Visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri
Jaipur - Hilltop fortress at Amer, Jantar Mantar observatory and the City Palace
Cochin - Visit the St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Palace and visit the Kerela Kaleidoscope.
Munnar - Tata Tea Museum,
Kumarakom - Traditional Ayurvedic Massage at the hotel
Day 1 - Arrive Delhi
Arrive in Delhi, where you will be met and assisted by a representative then transferred to your hotel.
Delhi is a cosmopolitan city that has a rich history stretching back thousands of years. It has been the capital of at least seven or eight great civilisations, and each of them has left monuments worth exploring.
Spend the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel or explore the surroundings on your own.
Stay overnight in New Delhi.
Day 2 -Delhi
After breakfast, you will be going for a full day city tour of Old and New Delhi. In Old Delhi you will visit the 17th century Jama Masjid and walk through the narrow, winding lanes of the colourful and bustling Chandni Chowk.
In New Delhi, You can drive past The Presidential Palace and all the government buildings. Also visit the glorious Qutab Minar and the 16th century Humayun's tomb, a predecessor to the Taj Mahal.
Evening is at leisure. Stay overnight in New Delhi.
Day 3 -Delhi - Agra
In the morning after breakfast, drive to Agra (210 kms / 3.5 Hrs)
Upon arrival in Agra, check in at the hotel.
Synonymous with the Taj Mahal the beautiful city is home to some of the finest mausoleums, forts and palaces. The entire city speaks volumes about the wealth, craftsmanship and architecture of the Mughal Dynasty.
In the afternoon visit the massive Agra Fort which was originally started by Emperor Akbar in 1565, but his son Jahangir & grandson Shah Jahan later made valuable additions to it.
In the evening, visit the Taj Mahal. The Taj was built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan to enshrine the mortal remains of his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal.
Stay overnight in Agra.
Day 4 - Agra - Jaipur
After breakfast, check-out and drive to Jaipur (235 kms / 5 hrs).
En route visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri.
On arrival in Jaipur, check-in at the hotel.
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan province is known for its arts and crafts, jewellery, handpainted fabrics and stone sculptures; it is one of North India's finest examples of a planned city embodying the best of Rajput and Mughal architecture
Spend the evening at leisure. Stay overnight in Jaipur.
Day 5 - Jaipur
In the morning after breakfast, enjoy a full day city tour of Jaipur.
You will first visit the Hilltop fortress at Amer. On the way back stop at the "Palace of Winds"
Continue to Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh II in the 18th centuary. Also visit the City Palace. The palace is now principally a museum housing a collection of great treasures.
Spend the evening at leisure. Stay overnight in Jaipur.
Day 6 - Jaipur - Cochin
In the morning after breakfast connect your flight to Cochin, Via Bangalore
Upon arrival in Cochin, check-in at the hotel.
Cochin (Kochi) is spread across islands and promontories in a stunning location between the Arabian Sea and the Backwaters. The city was founded in 1341 when a flood created a natural safe port which became the principal harbour for Malabar Coast's spice trade.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Cochin.
Day 7 - Cochin
After breakfast, set off for a half day tour of Cochin.
Visit the St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Nets and Dutch Palace.
Later in the afternoon, enjoy Kerala Kaleidoscope at Greenix Village. A medley of various dances, Kaleidoscope Kerala redefines the intangibly elusive aesthetics of bliss as it evokes the eternally alluring charm of this many-splendor land and it’s infinitely enriching cultural ethos.
Stay overnight in Cochin.
Day 8 - Cochin - Munnar
In the morning after breakfast, drive to Munnar (130 kms / 4 Hrs).
Upon arrival in Munnar, check-in at the hotel.
Munnar is a nature-lover's paradise. Snuggling in the green and serene Kannan Devan Hills lies the quiet and restful resort of Munnar. Panoramic views of low-flying clouds and mist filled valleys make it a pretty little haven with a cool bracing climate.
It was opened up out of virgin forests a century ago by pioneering planters. Within its remote and elderly churches - gracious, stone-structures with ancient chandeliers and rosewood pews. A little beyond lies Anaimudi, South India's highest peak.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Munnar.
Day 9 - Munnar - Kumarakom
In the morning after breakfast, proceed to visit the Tata Tea Museum. Visitors to the Museum can satisfy their curiosity on various stages of Tea processing, also learn a thing or two about the production of black tea.
Later drive to Kumarakom (150 kms / 4 Hrs). Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Located on the Southern coast of India enjoys a well-balanced tropical climate. Nature has composed its magic to perfection here. A million verdant coconut palms lining the rivers lean to examine its reflections on the glassy rivers. Everywhere, nature is at its best. Blooming forth in perfumes of flowers. In the riot of colours of multi-hued birds. In the fresh, succulent and bountiful freshwater fishes.
Spend the evening at leisure. Stay overnight in Kumarakom.
Day 10 - Kumarakom
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Or you can also enjoy a Traditional Ayurvedic Massage at the hotel on a direct payment basis.
Day 11 - Kumarakom - Cochin
In the morning, you will be assisted and transferred in your private car to Cochin International Airport (90 kms / 2.5 Hrs) to connect flight for onward destination.
**NOTICE: There are currently restoration works taking place on the Taj Mahal until further notice
**NOTICE: The Kerala Hotels do not have a liquor license
**NOTICE: Internal flights between Jaipur - Cochin have FREE baggage allowance of 15kgs per person for check in luggage and 7kgs in hand luggage
Great tour and stays we loved it.Really enjoyed the variety and contrasts of the north and south.Great package ,nice drivers ,Sita reps and guides all so helpful and informative. We felt the tour and visits were all well put together and enjoyed the extra of cooking class and meal in Jaipur and the...
Lorna Milnes reviewing The Best of India (26-Feb-2017)
Crowne Plaza Yas Island
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- Upgrade to a fabulous All - Inclusive experience
- Amazing location within the vibrant Yas Island
- Indulge your taste buds
Welcome to Yas Island, playground of the Emirates. Packed with parks and family attractions, Abu Dhabi's top destination island is lapped by calm Gulf waters and basks in daily sun. At the Crowne Plaza Yas Island , you can drop your worries at the entrance to the sociable lobby lounge, and relax away your cares at the nearby Yas Beach, a short walk or complimentary shuttle ride away.
Couples and families have Yas Island's attractions at their feet, from Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld to the shoppers' paradise of Yas Mall. But with a 25-meter outdoor pool, Fitness Center, Kids Club, and five popular restaurants with their brunches, buffets, live music and shisha lounge you'll likely not want to leave the hotel itself.
Yas Island became a multi-purpose leisure, shopping and entertainment destination:
- Attractions include Ferrari World theme park, Yas Water World, Yas Links Golf Course, Yas Marina are all accessible via complimentary Yas Express shuttle anywhere on the island
- Yas Beach is just 7 minutes walk from the hotel, hotel provides complimentary access, sunbed and umbrella. Alcohol drinks served on the beach at extra charge
- 57 restaurants and cafes offering the perfect meal out for any occasion
- Mad - the most exclusive night club in Abu Dhabi
- Yas Mall - the largest mall in Abu Dhabi opened in November 2014
Very good attention to details in room and in all the hotel did not have meal at the self-service but ate every night at the Lebanese restaurant withing the hotel , a bit expensive but excellent food and service would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Flo Ling reviewing Crowne Plaza Yas Island (26-Mar-2018)
£1619 per person
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