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The Cultural Fusion

| Luxury India Cultural Tours |


13 Nights & 14 Days

Destinations : Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Kochi – Periyar – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Kovalam – Trivandrum

This is one of the most popular among the luxury India cultural tours, giving the best of both the North and South. You uncover the delights of India’s famed Golden Triangle tour with Kerala, covering the cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra in North India and then heading south to the tropical Kerala. Combining the North as well as South in a single cultural tour in India, is often a good idea if you have limited time but are keen to experience the best of both the worlds. India Cultural Tours need not always be stereotypical or too touristy, especially with Alluring India Tour! One always has the choice to include or exclude cities and experiences as per their likes and dislikes.

As the name suggests, this India cultural tour is a fusion of the North and South and hence one will find very interesting differences as one travels from the north to the south of India. Usually the India cultural tours focus on one part of the country but this one is in high demand because of its unique feature that offers a combination of cultures. The north Indian culture defines a particular form of attire, be it for men or women. The modern day men and women do stick to jeans and t-shirts in metropolitan cities in both north and south India. However, the smaller cities women can be seen mostly in a Saree or a Shalwar suit. Well, the love of silk sarees is a common trait found in both North and South India and yet the patterns and designs have a very distinct look in each part of the country. While the men wear 'Pajama-Kurta' traditionally in the north, south India men have a specific kind of attire. Just like the attires, many things change as one traverses on this India Cultural tour from North to South.. language is definitely one of them! From a tourist's perspective, thankfully a large population in India can understand and speak English, especially the ones associated with the tourism industry. The architecture of monuments in North India also varies from those in the south. For food lovers, this is one of the best parts of cultural India tours that they get the opportunity to relish sumptuous cuisines both in north and south India. While north is more about Mughlai and Punjabi food, the south Indian food, especially in Kerala has a very distinct taste with coconut forming an essential ingredient of all cooking. So experience a wide variety of everything from traditions to attires to food, architectures and much more, on this most sought after itineraries amongst the luxury India cultural tours!

Highlights

  • Rickshaw ride through the lanes of old Delhi.
  • A live Theatre Performance at Agra, about the story of the Taj Mahal.
  • Experience an elephant back ascent like the Maharajas & Maharanis of ancient and Royal Rajasthan.
  • Explore backwaters of Kerala in a houseboat and enjoy the local south Indian cuisine meals.
  • Visit to a Spice Plantation and Spice market in Periyar.
  • Relax at the beaches of Kovalam.


Program Summary

One of the best luxury cultural India tours, this Cultural Fusion itinerary will begin with New Delhi, where you will spend first two days visiting significant monuments with an amazing Indian Culture experience. On the third day, you arrive at Agra and visit the famous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort on the fourth day. On the fifth day, you can have a leisurely sightseeing of the Forts & Palaces in Jaipur. The next day you will board your flight for Kerala.Your other half of this luxurious India cultural tour begins with sightseeing tour of Cochin. Next day you will drive to Periyar and post an early morning Jungle Trek, you will then visit the Spice Gardens. You would board your luxury houseboat at Kumarakom & disembark at Alleppey, to drive to Kovalam for further connecting your flight for onward journey.

Inclusions

Double room Accommodation | Breakfast at hotels| Meet & Greet at Airports, as applicable | All airport transfers, inter-city transfers and local sightseeing by private air-conditioned car | Entrances to Monuments | Services of English speaking guide | Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi | Tonga ride in Agra| Elephant Back Ascent at Amer Fort in Jaipur | Visit to a Spice Plantation at Periyar |Boat Ride at Periyar | Short Jungle Trek at Periyar | Kalaripatthu Dance Presentation | 24x7 customer support | Indian sim card with national roaming facility | Transport taxes, Hotel taxes, Govt. Tax, inter-state vehicle permits

Exclusions

Personal expenses such as cold drinks, camera charges telephone calls, portage, excess luggage, laundry charges & all other items of personal nature | Food & drinks not forming part of itinerary |Any domestic and international airfare | Travel insurance | Any other item which is not included in tour land price includes section.

Important Information

For selecting the best among the India cultural Tours, it is imperative not only to select the best itinerary to suit your needs, but also choosing the right time to visit. The best season for India cultural tours is indeed the winter season between the months of December and February. One must be able to experience everything from the sites to the cultural traditions and even the food. Trust us when we say that the hot summer months of April and May will not let you enjoy the cultural India tours to their fullest. Especially the cultural fusion tour here taking you to the state of Kerala is not at all advisable in the hot summers. Kerala gets very hot and humid which can wipe out the entire charm of the India cultural tours.

The north India tour will start from the capital city of New Delhi. In the south Indian state of Kerala, the tour often starts with Kochi or Trivandrum as these cities have airports and easy connectivity to other cities. Their is a direct flight from Kochi to Delhi and vice versa. It is actually surprising how Kochi has gained so much popularity over the city of Trivandrum in Kerala, which is actually the capital city of the state.

Kerala's only hill station of Munnar is not very safe to travel during peak monsoon season of heavy rains, mostly in July and August. The hills are narrow and sometimes the accumulated fog makes traveling on the roads not only difficult but dangerous too. If someone has severe motion sickness, then it is best to avoid the meandering hills that go upto Munnar and also down to Periyar, which is often the next destination in the Kerala part of the itinerary. Post the monsoon month of September, the state of Kerala is lush green and weather is still enjoyable. As far as the north is concerned, October can turn out to be a bit hot but greenery all around is still soothing to the eyes as one travels by road in the Golden Triangle cities.

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