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- Hand-picked 5* accommodation at every destination.
- Experience the Golden Triangle like you’ve never seen it before!! Let us assault your senses on a voyage like you’ve never experienced before.
- Join MasterChef India 2012 winner, Shipra Khanna, on a journey of a lifetime!! Let her take you into the depths of your mind, body & soul.Join her as she takes you through “The Spice Route”.
- Exquisite hand-on cooking demonstrations with the locals & the best of what Kerala culture has to offer & an exclusive martial arts show.
- Encapsulate your senses with the sights & sounds on one of S.E Asia’s most mesmerizing countries.
- Small group size.Don’t be the one to miss out on what is going to be an amazing experience!!
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Australia – DelhiUpon arrival at Delhi airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. After checking in, please prepare yourselves for your welcome dinner experience (smart dress). Welcome dinner tonight is hosted by AVG Select& designed by Celebrity Chef Shipra Khanna – winner of MasterChef India in 2012. Meals: Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Delhi
DelhiAfter breakfast proceed for Full day sightseeing of OLD & NEW Delhi (including Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk). Old Delhi is a walled part of New Delhi, founded by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 and originally named Shahjahanabad. It remained the capital of the Mughals until the end of the Mughal dynasty and was later rechristened Old Delhi by the British. It offers spectacular pieces of architecture, a mouthwatering variety of food, and a living, breathing piece of history. Food is a religion in this city. The narrow gullies of old Delhi have an overwhelming variety of cuisines to offer. The heavenly aroma of food literally liberates the taste buds here. Acclaimed by national and international food guides, the food will never fail to tempt you. The cuisine is generally dominated by meat, and also offers delicious hot parathas, chats, and sweets. The famous ParantheWaliGali is a narrow street located in Chandni Chowk and has a series of shops offering parathas, a fried Indian bread which is stuffed with fillings and served with mint chutney, tamarind chutney, pickles, and curries. Over 30 variety of parathas are available. The GhantewalaHalwai is one of the oldest sweet shops in India, founded in the year 1790. It is famous for its sohan halwa and Karachi halwa along with badaam barfi, kalakand, pista samosa and mootichoorladoo. In the evening, why don’t you join your hosts for a truly Indian Experience. A journey into the soul of Indian Cuisine. Experience a masterclass with Chef Shipra, including dinner created by her. Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Delhi
DelhiAfter breakfast, please join Chef Shipra to meet a professional chef at “Cook in TukTuk”, who escorts you around the local market for the introduction of local ingredients used for daily meals. At the class you’ll be shared the technique of how to cook some special Khmer dishes. You then sample your efforts. This afternoon is free for you to discover the town on your own. In the evening you will be treated to a private interactive dining experience with Chef Shipra. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Delhi
AgraAfter breakfast drive to Agra. Arrive and check into your hotel, we say goodbye to Chef Shipra. After a short break continue sightseeing of Taj Mahal. Dinner tonight is served at a local restaurant.Evening is at your own leisure. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Agra
Agra –Ranthambore - JaipurToday we visit the Agra Fort and ItmadUdDaulah. Optional visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Agra
JaipurToday after an early breakfast, we proceed to the Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary enroute Fatehpur Sikri. Drive to Jaipur. Rest of the evening at leisure on own. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Jaipur
JaipurToday we will enjoy and full day of sightseeing including an exclusive tour of the Marigold Hotel where you might even spot Dame Judy Dench? In the evening, we have a very special surprise for you!! Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Jaipur
Jaipur – CochinToday take early breakfast and we get to experience the famous Amber Fort. and later continue sightseeing of Jaipur City. A visit to the block printing factory is also on the cards. Afternoon witness Cooking Demonstration and delicious lunch at the house of a local Rajput family. Evening free on own or shopping. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Jaipur
CochinAfter breakfast& check-out, your morning is at leisure before your transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Cochin. After arriving your hotel check-in, you are to prepare for spectacular & surprising night ahead! Please join your AVG Concierge, for an amazing dining experience (casual dress) designed by Chef Shipra. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Cochin
Cochin - MunnarAfter a delicious breakfast at your hotel, the day is yours to enjoy at your own pace. Why not ask you AVG Concierge for some ideas on where to visit, eat & shop.Chef Shipra will be taking us on a special market tour, gathering produce for today’s lunch. In the afternoon, please join her for an “Interview with Chef Shipra” The evening we will attend a show of Kerala’s most popular classical dance. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Cochin
MunnarAfter an early breakfast and check out, meet in the lobby at (0830/0900) for your city tour. We will visit the Dutch Palace (built by the Portuguese), Jew Town, the 1568 Jewish Synagogue, spice market – where the air is filled with the pungent smell of aromatic spices both sweet &savoury, St Francis Church & Chinese fishing nets. After lunch at a local restaurant, we will make our way down to Munnar, the beautiful hill plantations of Kerala. The rest of your afternoon will be yours at leisure to explore the hotel and it’s surrounds. Ask your AVG Select Concierge for suggestions on which tea plantation to enjoy a cuppa at. Dinner will be at your hotel, with the rest of the evening to recover from the day. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Munnar
Munnar - PeriyarToday after a leisurely breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Munnar, Tea Museum, Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, Kundala Lake, Christ Church, Eravikulam National park. If time permits us, visit Munnar Town for shopping. Evening return to your hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Munnar
PeriyarAfter breakfast leave for Periyar. Arrive and check into your hotel. Afternoon visit the Spice Plantation and evening “Kalaripayattu Martial Art Show” at a local theatre. Evening at your own leisure.. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Periyar
Periyar – KochiEarly Morning at 6:30am, proceed for a pleasant boat ride along the Periyar Lake. Enjoy watching varied birds and animals like elephants, wild boar, deer, etc. at the Periyar National Park. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Afternoon visit Spice Plantation and Evening free for shopping the spices or at leisure on own. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Periyar
KochiAfter breakfast drive to Allepey boat Jetty. Embark the Houseboat @ 1230hrs including a delicious lunch. Enjoy the backwaters of Kerala by getting a glimpse of the village life at close quarters; a unique and unforgettable experience. After checking in at your luxury hotel, dinner is at your leisure to “choose your own culinary adventure” with Chef Shipra. Let her take you on a magical journey of mind, body & soul (food). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight in Kochi
KochiToday enjoying some leisurely shopping at MG Road. Lunch will be served at the hotel. Your afternoon is at your leisure to prepare for the ultimate Indian cultural experience. In the evening, you will have the chance to enjoy a KATHAKALI DANCE SHOW at the local Theatre. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Kochi
KochiAfter breakfast proceed for a very interesting Kumbalangi VillageTourwith Lunch Kumbalangiis declared as the first model fisheries and tourism village of India which has its own tradition and culture. This village visit makes your soul transpire through your gleaming eyes and tour the country and bring the wealth of tranquility into your mind. At the end you will know that the nature cares for you. Activities included are : – Boating ride , Crab farm visit, Coconut Harvesting Dehusking of coconut and coconut processing, Making coir fibre from coconut husk, Making yarn from coconut fibre, Agricultural farm visit , Chinese net operation, Clam meat processing, Broom making from coconut leaves , Extracting coconut milk, Casting of net, Toddy Tapping and TuktukRide. Afternoon is at your leisure to prepare for your evening experience (smart dress). You are going to join Chef Shipra to say goodbye to India with a bang!! Enjoy Farewell Dinner sponsored by AVG Select. Prepared by Chef Shipra. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Cochin
Kochi - AustraliaAfter a leisurely breakfast and check-out, we say goodbye to India and embark on our journey home. Farewell to Chef Shipra until our next journey. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: N/A
- International and domestic flights.
- Free Comprehensive Travel Insurance – excluding any pre-existing conditions (we know everyone is 21yrs old & in perfect health but……)
- Welcome drink and cool towel upon arrival hotel
- Free 2 bottles of water in your room daily
- Free Tea and Coffee making in room and Wifi access in room;
- 5* Accommodation based on twin share with daily breakfast& free unlimited WiFi;
- Meals mentioned in itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner);
- All sites entrance fees;
- All Transfers & Transportations with Air-con Car/Van/Coach;
- Professional English-Speaking Guide
- AVG Select Concierge for the duration of the tour
- Cool water and fresh towelson all coaches during the tours
- All tipping included
How to book
- Step 1: Customer selects one of our ready-made tour packages along with your preferred travel date based on the availability calendar.
(In case you request a free quote for your planned vacation, simply fill in this Customize Request Form: http://www.asiavacationgroup.com.au/customize/ ).
- Step 2: Complete the Booking Form
- Step 3: One of our Representatives will contact you within 24 hours to confirm your booking request.
Please note that customers must book at least 90 days prior to departure to ensure your desired travel date and time.
What you NEED to know:
- Departures from Melbourne & Sydney – free Virgin domestic ticket from other cities included!
- 50% non-refundable deposit required on confirmation. Final payment due by 1st August. Deposit upon confirmation – $7500AUD
- Single Supplement: $4000AUD
- Economy Class airfares with Air India –incl 1 x 30kgs per person. (Exclusive Business & First Class upgrades. Call us for a quote)
- Indian Visa
- Personal expenses
- Other services not mentioned in program
- Early check in on first day and Late check out on last day (see supplement of each hotel)