Kerala, Delhi, and Taj Mahal Trip: Nature’s Beauty, Timeless Heritage. Leisure Amidst Halal Holiday Gems.

Halal holiday trip through the soul-stirring landscapes of Cochin, Munnar, Alleppey, and Marari Beach, blending heritage at the Taj Mahal and Delhi’s historic embrace.

KERALA WITH THE TAJ MAHAL

TOTAL DURATION – 11 DAY

02 NIGHTS MUNNAR / 01 NIGHT THEKKADY / 01 NIGHT ALLEPPEY /

02 NIGHTS MARARI01 NIGHT COCHIN /01 NIGHT AGRA / 02 NIGHTS DELHI

 

   ITINERARY 

DAY 01: COCHIN – MUNNAR   

Upon landing at Cochin Airport or Station, a warm welcome awaits you. Then, embark on a delightful four-hour journey to the enchanting realm of Munnar. After reaching, settle into your hotel/resort, get refreshed, and savor your leisure moments amidst Munnar’s captivating beauty.

Explore Munnar, a breathtaking haven of peace and tranquility, is Kerala’s idyllic tourist destination. Nestled at 6000 ft, it was a favored summer retreat for British rulers. Munnar dazzles with endless tea plantations, pristine valleys, and mountains, along with exotic flora and fauna in its sanctuaries and forests. The spice-scented cool air fills the atmosphere. Munnar has it all, and once you visit, you’ll never want to leave.

DAY 02: MUNNAR 

After breakfast discover Munnar’s wonders.

Start your adventure at the Tea Museum to delve into its lush tea plantations and the art of tea production. Then, venture to Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, surrounded by breathtaking rolling grasslands and exotic flowers. Anamudi, the towering peak, and for adventure, head to Echo Point for trekking, nature walks, and stunning panoramic views of lush green hills. Discover Munnar’s natural and cultural marvels in one memorable journey.

DAY 03: MUNNAR – THEKKADY  

After breakfast, embark on a scenic three-hour drive from Munnar to Thekkady.

The very mention of Thekkady brings to mind elephants, rolling hills, and aromatic spice plantations. Here, in the Periyar Forest, you’ll find one of India’s finest wildlife reserves. This region also offers picturesque plantations and hill towns, perfect for treks and mountain walks. Explore nature and culture in this stunning destination. Encounter wildlife at Periyar National Park, savor aromatic treasures in spice plantations, and brave thrilling bamboo rafting. At Elephant Junction, enjoy rides, feeding, and bathing with gentle giants. Immerse in an exhilarating bamboo rafting adventure along the scenic Periyar River, surrounded by wildlife and stunning landscapes.

DAY 04: THEKKADY – ALLEPPEY   

After breakfast, embark to Alleppey, where Kerala’s backwaters meet the Arabian Sea in a breathtaking setting. Step onto a luxury houseboat designed in traditional Kerala style, offering cozy comfort. Cruise through the tranquil waters, meandering canals lined with swaying coconut palms, and unique paddy fields. This extraordinary journey promises indelible memories. Savor freshly cooked Kerala cuisine served on board, indulging in the region’s authentic flavors.

Discover Alleppey, the “Venice of the East.” Nestled between Kerala’s largest lake, Vembanad Lake, and the Arabian Sea, it’s a picturesque paradise. Its intricate network of backwaters, including canals, lakes, and lagoons, is a haven for migratory birds. Cruise through serene canals, passing charming villages and lush paddy fields. Explore this enchanting destination, immerse in village life, and savor exquisite culinary offerings aboard a houseboat, creating cherished memories.

DAY 05: ALLEPPEY – KODUNGALLUR / MARARI     

After an early breakfast, embark on an enchanting journey to Mararikulam via Kodungallur. En route, seize the opportunity to visit the historic Cheraman Juma Mosque, a beacon of Islamic heritage and the very first mosque in the Indian subcontinent, nestled in the captivating historical town of Kodungallur.

History unfolds a remarkable tale: King Cheraman Perumal, also known as Ravi, journeyed to Mecca. There, he met Prophet Muhammad and embraced Islam, bestowed with the name Tajuddin. Tragically, he passed away on his return, laid to rest in Salalah, Oman. His heartfelt letter urged his family to embrace Islam and follow Hazrat Malik Deenar’s teachings. This story resonates in historical accounts, including Al-Tabari’s “Firdousul Hikma” and Ferishta’s “Tarikh Ferishta.”

Discover the Cheraman Juma Mosque, built in 629 CE during Prophet Muhammad’s time. Its unique Indo-Islamic architecture is a testament to the rich Islamic heritage in India. The Heritage Project created the first Islamic heritage museum in Kerala within its complex. Explore the museum’s informative panels, murals narrating Cheraman Perumal’s story, and a miniature model of the Mosque’s structure. Witness the fusion of Indian and Middle Eastern architectural styles, preserved with a traditional thatched wooden roof, and more.

DAY 06: MARARI      

After breakfast, enjoy leisure activities at Marari Beach.

Experience paradise at Marari Beach, the perfect destination for beach lovers in Kerala. This serene fishing town along the Arabian Sea Coast offers tranquility and unspoiled beauty. Enjoy a peaceful holiday with family and friends on one of the most stunning beaches.

DAY 07: MARARI – COCHIN     

After breakfast, drive to Cochin, where a world of exploration awaits. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of this captivating city as you embark on a delightful journey of discovery.

Explore the city of Cochin, known as Kochi, Kerala’s largest city, once the “Queen of the Arabian Sea.” It’s a vibrant blend of cultures – British, Arabian, Portuguese, and Chinese. In 2020, it ranked 7th among the top world cities. Discover the Calvathy Mosque, a 14th-century marvel of Indo-Islamic heritage. Explore the historic Jewish town with the ancient Mattancherry Synagogue. Don’t miss the iconic Chinese fishing nets, a centuries-old legacy attributed to Chinese Zheng He.

DAY 08: COCHIN – DELHI        

After an early breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Cochin Airport for a morning flight to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel/resort to freshen up. Then, at your convenience, you can head out for sightseeing and visits. Enjoy your exploration of the heritage city of Delhi.

Discover Delhi, India’s capital, nestled along the Yamuna River. This ancient city, with its rich history, UNESCO heritage sites, and British colonial charm, houses a treasure trove of ancient relics, historic marvels blending Indo-Islamic architecture, captivating museums, inspiring art galleries, lively performing arts, delightful dining, and bustling markets that breathe life into every corner.

Explore Delhi’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Qutub Complex, Humayun’s Magnificent Tomb, and Safdarjung’s Grand Mausoleum. Immerse yourself in the serenity of Lodi Gardens, spanning 90 lush acres, blending nature’s beauty with historic treasures. Enjoy a leisurely evening on your own.

DAY 09: DELHI – AGRA   

After breakfast, we will drive to the “Indian heritage city Agra.” Upon arriving in Agra, we will embark on a journey of sightseeing and visits.

Nestled on the serene banks of the Yamuna River, Agra is a global treasure, alluring millions each year to witness the iconic Taj Mahal and explore its historical riches. Known for Mughal architectural mastery, Agra boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal. Immerse yourself in a tapestry of history, architectural marvels, and artistic heritage, leaving an indelible mark on your soul. Agra is a must-visit destination.

Explore Agra’s heritage with Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Yamuna River. Sheltering Babur after the 1526 Battle of Panipat and witnessing Humayun’s coronation in 1530, it served as Akbar’s capital from 1558. This red sandstone marvel was completed in 1573, known as the “Qila-i-Akbari.” Conclude at Sikandra Tomb, Emperor Akbar’s resting place, personally designed and complemented with a stunning garden, completed by his son Emperor Jahangir.

DAY 10: AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI / DELHI

Start your day with a breathtaking sunrise at the Taj Mahal, followed by a return to your hotel/resort to freshen up. Next, venture out to explore the UNESCO-listed Fatehpur Sikri. Later, continue your journey to Delhi, upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel/resort.

Explore Fatehpur Sikri, the “City of Victory,” a UNESCO world heritage site and a testament to Indo-Islamic architectural excellence, founded by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. It briefly served as the Mughal Empire’s capital, leaving a significant imprint on Indian town planning with its uniform Mughal architectural style and grand gateways.

DAY 11: DELHI 

After breakfast, immerse yourself in Delhi’s rich heritage and culture with a unique blend of Walking and Car Tours. Explore the authentic Delhi, designed by those who know it best. Later, in the evening or late evening your transfer to Delhi Airport or Station for your onward journey.

Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Shahjahanabad, the heart of Delhi’s walled city. Journey through its captivating history, intricate architecture, flavorful cuisine, and enduring traditions, resonating with echoes of Urdu and Persian literature. Explore iconic landmarks like the grand Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Jama Mosque) and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the majestic Red Fort (Lal Qila). Transition to New Delhi, the dynamic former capital of British India, where history meets modernity in an unforgettable fusion of experiences. After this enriching exploration, you will be transferred to Delhi Airport for your onward journey, ensuring a seamless departure.

Embark on an enthralling 11-day journey through our ‘Kerala with the Taj Mahal Itinerary,’ a path that seamlessly weaves together the enchanting realms of Kerala, Agra, and Delhi. These lands are steeped in Islamic heritage, adorned with awe-inspiring architecture, and draped in a rich Indo-Islamic cultural tapestry, all framed by breathtaking landscapes. Centuries have witnessed the rule of illustrious dynasties here, from the Delhi Sultanate to the mighty Mughals, whose heroic tales echo through the timeless monuments they crafted. These monuments stand today as sentinels of Indo-Islamic culture, their grandeur, and elegance spanning from the twelfth to the nineteenth century. This journey offers a profound glimpse into ancient Kerala, one of the world’s most beautiful and most visited places, with its pristine backwaters, stunning beaches, rich Islamic heritage, and profound Indo-Islamic architectural and cultural history. It’s a captivating voyage through the realm of natural wonders, Indo-Islamic art, and architectural marvels. Discover UNESCO-listed treasures, explore cities and towns that rank among the world’s most visited Halal-friendly travel destinations, and immerse yourself in mesmerizing Halal-friendly travel experiences, where each step resonates with history and captures breathtaking beauty, all while enjoying a mesmerizing Halal-friendly experience throughout your trip.