Ayurveda recommends Panchakarma processes of Vamana (emesis),Virechana (purgation), Vasti (enema), Raktamoksham (bloodletting) and Naysa (nasal medication) for rejuvenating the body and mind.
Ayurveda is not merely a collection of effective drugs, herbs andremedies, but is essentially knowledge of the art and science ofliving which man will need as long as there is life on this earth.
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Fly from your country to international airport delhi, receive upon arrival and straight drive to hotel. Over night stay at Delhi.
Day 2 Delhi
After an early break fast in hotel. Proceed for full day tour of combined Old & New Delhi.
A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi - visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire. Enjoy Cycle rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid to Chandni Chowk.
An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, Lotus Temple - Known as BahaiTemple, Akshardham Temple - Newly constructed temple of Swani Narayan Trust, Birla temple - known as laxmi Nayaran temple, The President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.
Overnight stay will be at Delhi.
Day 3 Delhi - Agra - Delhi
Delhi - Agra - By road covering 201 km in 4hr.
Proceed by surface for Agra after breakfast. En-route visit Sikandra. Contiune your drive to Agra. Reach Agra and check into your pre booked hotel.
City is established 1475. Agra finds mention in the Mahabharat as Agraban. This city in those days was considered to be the sister- city of Mathura, which was more prominent than Agraban. Agra came into its ownwhen the Lodhi Kings chose this place beside the RIVER YAMUNA to be their capital city. Sikander Lodhi made Agra his capital but Babar defeated the Lodhis to capture not only Agra but also laid thefoundation of the Mughal empire.
It was during Akbar's period that Agra became the center of art, culture and commerce and learning. This trend reached its height when Shah Jahan became the ruler.
In the Mid 16th century and earlier 17th century Agra witnessed afrenzied building activity and it was during this time when the symbol of love Taj Mahal was built in the memory of Begum Mumtaz Mahal. The buildings made during this era were purely in the contemporary Mughal style and of very high quality. The same is still reflected in whatever monuments remain in Agra. The narrow lanes of Agra filled with aroma of Mughlai cuisine, the craftsman who are busy in crating master pieces with their skill all remind of the Mughal royalty which this city had once experienced. Today whatever remains, has become amajor tourist attraction which has taken Agra again to the heights of glory but this time as a major tourist destination of India.
Proceed for sightseeing.
Visit the TAJ MAHAL
One of the Seven Wonders of the World was built by Shah Jahan in 1631 AD and was completed in 1651 AD. Taj Mahal - The symbol of Love was built in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal (Shah Jahan' s second Wife).
Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction.
In the evening drive back to Delhi. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 4 Delhi - Cochin
Early in themorning catch a flight to Cochin. Arrive by flight to Cochin. Transfer to Hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing - Dutch Palace, Synagogue Old Fort Cochin, St Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets. Overnight staywill be at Cochin.
Day 5 Cochin - Ernakulam
After anearly breakfast in hotel take a morning sightseeing tours to Ernakulam including the visit to Parishath Thamburan Museum and the Museum ofKerala History of Edapally. Late evening attend a preformance of Kathakali Dance.
Day 6 Cochin - Alleppey and board the houseboat
Drive to Alleppey. It will take you on a backwater cruise and back to hotel for the night stay.
Day 7 Alleppey Houseboat - Trivandrum - Kovalam
After an early traditional breakfast drive to Trivandrum. As you arrive to city chek-in at your pre booked hotel. In the afternoon take city tour -Padmanabha swamy Temple, Shri Chitra Art Gallery and Fort Area, continue your drive to Kovalam and overnight at Ayurvedic Beach Resort.
Day 8 - 9 Trivandrum - Kovalam
Day free for relaxation and optional Ayurvedic Therapy / Yoga / Meditation/ Ayurveda. During your stay in Kovalam Beach you may take time off to visit the Kalari Martial Arts Gymnasium in Trivandrum or take a fullday excursion to Kanyakumari.
Day 10 Kovalam - Home / Scheduled Destinations
After breakfast in hotel catch a flight to your home / Planned Destinations with sweet memories of "Taj Mahal With Kerala Ayurveda Tours"