In Hinduism, the river Ganga is considered sacred and is personified as a goddess Gaá¹…gÄ. It is worshipped by Hindus who believe that bathing in the river causes the remission of sins and facilitates Moksha (liberation from the cycle of life and death) the water of Ganga is considered very pure. Haridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu pilgrimage site in North India's Uttarakhand state, where the River Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills. The largest of several sacred ghats (bathing steps), Har Ki Pauri hosts a nightly Ganga Aarti (river-worshipping ceremony) in which tiny flickering lamps are floated off the steps. Worshippers fill the city during major festivals including the annual Kanwar Mela.
Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.
Day 1: Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi Airport welcome, meet and assist by our representative and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at hotel
Day 2-3: Delhi
Both days vehicle at disposal. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 4: Delhi to Haridwar by surface.
After breakfast drive to Haridwar - Gateway to God, with 'Hari' meaning god and 'dwar' meaning gate. Haridwar is regarded as one of the seven holiest places to Hindus. According to Hindu mythology, Haridwar is one among the four sites where drops of the elixir of immortality Amrita accidentally spilled over from the pitcher (or Kumbha), in which it was being carried away by the celestial bird Garuda, the vehicle of Vishnu after Samudra manthan.
Upon arrival at Haridwar, check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and Overnigh stay at hotel
Day 4 - 8: Haridwar
All days at leisure and Overnight stay at hotel
Day 9: Haridwar to Delhi by surface
Morning drive to Delhi airport in time to board fight for Ahmedabad. Arrive Ahmedabad airport. Upon arrival at Ahmedabad drive to Sanjoya (near Nadiad). Upon arrival at Sanjoya under own accommodation
Day 10 - 11: Sanjoya to Porbander excursion
2 Persons will be doing Porbandar excursion
Day 12: Sanjoya to Jamnagar visiting Virpur by surface
Morning drive to Jamnagar visiting Virpur (Jalaram Bapa temple). Upon arrival at Jamnagar, check in at hotel
Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at hotel
Day 13: Jamnagar to Mumbai by flight
Mumbai to Cochin by flight. Transfer from hotel to Jamnagar airport in time to board flight for Cochin via Mumbai. Arrive Cochin airport
Cochin – the Gateway to Kerala was once an important spice-trading route on Arabian Sea where Vasco D Gama landed in 1498 and boasted that he has come for soul and spices. Cochin is virtually the spice capital of world from where Portuguese were exporting 10,000 kilo of spices to east-indies and other countries and has derived it name from Calico-the famous fabric manufactured in this town. Cochin also forms the part of emerald isle of India. Harbour Cruise of Cochin is very much popular. With one of the finest natural harbours in the world, Cochin was once a major center for commerce and trade with the British, Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, and Dutch etc.
Overnight stay at hotel
Day 14-15: Cochin
After breakfast proceed for city tour of Cochin visiting the DRIVE PASS Dutch Palace (Closed on Friday) – The place has a fine collection of mural paintings depicting the scenes from the Hindu epics Mahabharata & Ramayana, Jewish Synagogue (Closed on Friday Afternoon & Saturday) – the oldest synagogue in the world is magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers, was built in 1568. St. Francis Church: is the oldest church built by Europeans in India & Huge, elegant Chinese fishing nets that line the tip of Fort Kochi. Evening you will Witness the Kathakali Dance Show. Kathakali is the classical dance-drama of Kerala dates from the 17th century. Kathakali recitals are drama and are danced with elaborate mask s and costumes. They are emotive and narrative, while other dance forms have either one of them. The dancers use their stunning costumes and make-up, with the accompaniment of drums and vocalists, to create various moods and emotions. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 15: Cochin to Periyar by surface
After breakfast drive to Periyar - The scenic drive takes you through green hills with forests, plantations of tea, spices and rubber, streams and waterfalls. Upon arrival at Periyar, check in at your hotel Overnight stay at hotel
Day 16-17: Periyar
In the morning take a boat ride on the lake in the Periyar National Park, a 'Project Tiger' reserve. A boat ride is the on ly way to observe closely the giant of Periyar - Elephants and Gaurs (The giant Indian Bison) without disturbing them on their way (Subject to availability). In the afternoon visit plantations of tea, cardamom, and pepper. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 18: Periyar to Mararkulam by surface
After breakfast drive to Marari Beach is barely town, this sleepy little village (also called Mararikulam), is an idyllic location for a vacation. Upon arrival at Marari, check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at hotel
Day 19-20: Mararikulam
Days at leisure and Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 21: Mararikulam to Cochin by surface
Cochin to Mumbai by flight. After breakfast transfer from hotel to Cochin airport in time to board flight for Mumbai
Delhi - Shangrila
Haridwar - Radisson
Sanjoya - Own Accommodation
Jamnagar - Fortune Palace
Cochin - Radisson
Periyar - Cardamom County
Mararikulam - Marari Sands Beach Resort by Tree Leaf