Ayurveda recommends Panchakarma processes of Vamana (emesis),Virechana (purgation), Vasti (enema), Raktamoksham (bloodletting) andNaysa (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 yourcountry to international airport delhi, receive upon arrival andstraight drive to hotel. Over night stay at Delhi.
Day 2 : Delhi
After an earlybreakfast 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 Gandhiwas cremated, Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the RedFort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire.Enjoy Cycle rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid to Chandni Chowk.
An extensive sightseeing tourof New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the QutubMinar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past theimposing India Gate, Parliament House, Lotus Temple - Known as BahaiTemple, Akshardham Temple - Newly constructed temple of Swani NarayanTrust, Birla temple - known as laxmi Nayaran temple, The President'sResidence 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 forAgra after breakfast. En-route visit Sikandra. Contiune your drive toAgra.Reach Agra and check into your pre booked hotel.
City isestablished 1475. Agra finds mention in the Mahabharat as Agraban.This city in those days was considered to be the sister- city ofMathura, which was more prominent than Agraban. Agra came into its ownwhen the Lodhi Kings chose this place beside the RIVER YAMUNA to betheir capital city. Sikander Lodhi made Agra his capital but Babardefeated the Lodhis to capture not only Agra but also laid thefoundation of the Mughal empire.
It was during Akbar's periodthat 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 symbolof love Taj Mahal was built in the memory of Begum Mumtaz Mahal. Thebuildings made during this era were purely in the contemporary Mughalstyle and of very high quality. The same is still reflected inwhatever monuments remain in Agra. The narrow lanes of Agra filledwith aroma of Mughlai cuisine, the craftsman who are busy in cratingmaster pieces with their skill all remind of the Mughal royalty whichthis city had once experienced. Today whatever remains, has become amajor tourist attraction which has taken Agra again to the heights ofglory but this time as a major tourist destination of India.
Proceed for sightseeing.
Visit the TAJ MAHAL
One of the SevenWonders of the World was built by Shah Jahan in 1631 AD and wascompleted in 1651AD. Taj Mahal - The symbol of Love was built in thememory of Mumtaz Mahal (Shah Jahan' s second Wife).
Built by the famed Mughalemperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone.Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a majortourist 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. Transferto Hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing - Dutch Palace, Synagogue OldFort 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 Ernakulamincluding the visit to Parishath Thamburan Museum and the Museum ofKerala History of Edapally. Late evening attend a preformance ofKathakali Dance.
Day 6 : Cochin - Alleppey and board the houseboat
Drive to Alleppey. It will take you on a backwater cruise and back tohotel for the night stay.
Day 7 : Alleppey Houseboat - Trivandrum - Kovalam
After anearly traditional breakfast drive to Trivandrum. As you arrive to citychek-in at your pre booked hotel. In the afternoon take city tour -Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Shri Chitra Art Gallery and Fort Area,continue your drive to Kovalam and overnight at Ayurvedic BeachResort.
Day 8 - 9 : Trivandrum - Kovalam
Dayfree for relaxation and optional Ayurvedic Therapy / Yoga / Meditation/ Ayurveda. During your stay in Kovalam Beach you may take time off tovisit 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 / PlannedDestinations with sweet memories of "Taj Mahal With KeralaAyurveda Tours"