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Delhi - Agra – Jaipur - Kochi - Periyar - Alleppey - Marari - Kochi: 12 days

See the best of India with a combination of 6 days in the North and 6 days in the South. Enjoy the culture, history and magnificence of the Golden Triangle in the North then fly South to Kerala. Relax on a houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala, take a trip to Periyar and finish off your holiday with 2 nights on a palm fringed tropical beach. 

This tour is a combination of our 7 Day Golden Triangle Tour and our 7 Day Irresistible Kerala Tour. We also have many other wonderful India tours

Travelbay Tip: Extend this tour with the Pushkar Camel Fair. These are for departures in November and certain dates apply. Click here for more information.

This is a Private Tour meaning you get your own personal guide, driver and private car. Travelbay can cater for any size group but it will only be YOUR group and we will provide a suitably sized vehicle. You can select any date of your choice (subject to availability, with very few exclusions and please give us at least 30 days notice). We think these tours are very special and hope you will too.

We also offer Tailor Made Tours to India. 

* Price includes 11 nights' accommodation, air-conditioned vehicle, all entrance fees, guides, 21 meals and more. Price does not include international return flights to India. 

We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from Australia to Delhi are approximately $900 -$1100 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! 

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Day 1: Arrival in Delhi

Your journey begins in Delhi, one of the world’s great cities - with a colourful mix of history, culture and modernisation, Delhi is a fantastic place to discover. 

On arrival in Delhi you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check in.

Overnight in Delhi: Justa the Residence or similar - Superior room (Standard); Hotel Park Inn or similar - Deluxe room (Deluxe); Hotel The Met, Maidens or Sheraton - Deluxe room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Discover Delhi - the heart of India

A special opportunity to soak in the sounds and aromas of Delhi and discover why it is known as the heart of India.

In the morning enjoy a guided tour of Delhi. Explore Old Delhi's heritage walking through the narrow lanes and experience a rickshaw ride.

You will visit key places such as: Jama Masjid - one of the largest mosques in India and iconic of DelhiRaj Ghat - Mahatma Gandhi's monument, Sikh Gurdwara  an important Sikh temple and quiet refuge in the busy city and the iconic Lotus Temple. You will also drive to India Gate, the President's House and Lutyen's buildings and have the opportunity to shop at some local markets. 

Overnight in Delhi: Justa the Residence or similar - Superior room (Standard); Hotel Park Inn or similar - Deluxe room (Deluxe); Hotel The Met, Maidens or Sheraton - Deluxe room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 3: Travel to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal

After breakfast, your will be driven to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal (around 5 hours drive).

In the afternoon, visit the majestic Agra Fort and take yourself back in time to an era of great palaces and grand forts. The fort itself is magnificent, and you also get great views of the Taj Mahal in the distance.

At sunset, enjoy a visit to the Taj Mahal and watch the marble change its colours as the sun sets. Follow this by wandering the grounds of the Taj Mahal with your guide and marvelling at its wonder.

Later visit a Marble factory where you see the fascinating inlay work of local artisans whose forefathers built the Taj Mahal.

Overnight in Agra: Hotel Seven Hills Tower or similar - Deluxe room (Standard); Four Points Sheraton/Howard Park Plaza or similar - Deluxe/Superior Room (Deluxe); Courtyard by Marriott or Radisson Blue - Deluxe/Superior room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 4: Visit the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

This morning you have the option of visiting the Taj Mahal at sunrise (at your own expense). Later, on the drive to Jaipur (around 5 hours) visit the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. Walk through the city with your guide listening to the intriguing story behind the abandoning of the city and learn about its great architecture.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and before reaching Jaipur stop at the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Located in the Keoladeo National Park, a world heritage site and protected sanctuary, it is home to thousands of birds. Enjoy this wonder of India as you ride through the park on a rickshaw. 

Before reaching Jaipur also visit a local school (subject to the school being open) and village.

Jaipur is a bustling and fascinating city that has some of the finest examples of Rajasthani architecture and whilst it is a growing city with a modern outlook, camels can be found wandering the streets and rickshaws blend in with the traffic.

You will be driven to your hotel on arrival. In the evening you will be taken to a lovely but simple cafe located in Naharagarh Palace, perched on top of a hill, it offers a superb bird’s eye view of the city. Enjoy watching the sun going down over the city. 

Overnight in Jaipur: Hotel Park Regis or similar - Deluxe room (Standard); Ramada or similar - Deluxe room (Deluxe); Marriott/The Lalit/Shahpura House or similar - Deluxe Room/Suite (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5: Visit Amber Fort and discover the Pink City of Jaipur

After breakfast visit the ancient palace of Amber Fort*, which is exquisite in many ways – size, scale, craftsmanship, history and sits on a hilltop overlooking the lake with stunning views. One of the most spectacular buildings contained in the fort is the Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), with its walls completely covered with tiny mirrors. It has been designed so that even if a single ray of light is to enter the hall, this light is reflected in all the mirrors and the entire hall lights up. 

Later visit the key sights and wonders of the Pink City in the heart of Jaipur. Visit the Observatory, the Maharaja's City Palace and Palace of the Winds (viewed from the outside only). Built of red and pink sandstone it is said to resemble the honeycomb structure of a bee’s nest. It was called the Palace of Winds as in the original design it had a clever cooling system that once spread gentle breezes throughout the Palace – very welcome in the hot Rajasthani summers. It is said to have been built as an observatory where the women of the Maharaja's City Palace could observe the outside world whilst remaining inside the palace.

The bustling bazaars of the old city are a great place to shop and explore and are some of the most vibrant in Asia – Rajasthan is known for its colour! 

*You have the option to take an elephant ride to Amber Fort. The cost of this is AUD15 per person (2 people on an elephant) or AUD30 (one person atop an elephant). There are strict regulations in place to limit the total number of journeys each elephant can do in a day, and they are only allowed to carry 2 passengers at a time to prevent any over working of elephants. 

Overnight in Jaipur: Hotel Park Regis or similar - Deluxe room (Standard); Ramada or similar - Deluxe room (Deluxe); Marriott/The Lalit/Shahpura House or similar - Deluxe Room/Suite (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6: Fly to Kochi, Kerala

After breakfast you will be transferred to Jaipur Airport for your flight to Kochi (you will need to change planes in Mumbai). 

Please note: The luggage limit for checked in baggage for many domestic flights in India is 15kg. For carry on it is 7kg. Some flights allow more but you cannot depend on this. If your luggage exceeds the allowed rate then you are responsible for paying any excess charges. Again these vary, but start at around AUD5 per kg and are sometimes more for longer flights. 

On arrival in Kochi you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Explore the old market in the city, ride the local ferries or take a sunset cruise around the harbour (at your own expense). 

Overnight in Kochi: Casino Hotel/Fort Heritage or similar - Standard room (Standard); Old Lighthouse Bristow or similar Heritage Hotel - Standard room (Deluxe); Brunton Boat Yard or Taj Malabar - Standard sea facing room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7: Discover Kochi and its blend of cultures

Enjoy a tour in the morning and discover what an interesting mix and blend of cultures Kochi is home to. Chinese, Judaism, Portuguese, Dutch and of course the British have all left their mark on this tropical port of the Malabar coast. It makes for a wonderful city to explore.  

Some of the main sights covered will be the Chinese fishing nets, the Vaniar Dhobi unit, the Dutch Palace, the Paradesi Synagogue, (the oldest in India, built in 1568), and the vibrant spice markets, still going strong after hundreds of years. The quaint Old Dutch houses around Jew Town are now home to boutiques and antique shops.

Spend your afternoon at leisure and in the evening you will taken for a Kathakali dance performance, the ancient pantomime dance drama of Kerala. Arrive a little early to see the performers applying complex make-up a fascinating experience. 

Optional extra: This evening, rather than having the usual dinner, you can choose to partake in a cooking demonstration followed by dinner with a local culinary expert where you will learn the intricacies of cooking Keralan cuisine. The cost of this is AUD $45 per person. 

Overnight in Kochi: Casino Hotel/Fort Heritage or similar - Standard room (Standard); Old Lighthouse Bristow or similar Heritage Hotel - Standard room (Deluxe); Brunton Boat Yard or Taj Malabar - Standard sea facing room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8: Travel to Periyar and visit a spice plantation

Today you will be driven inland to Periyar (around 4 hours). In the afternoon enjoy a visit to a spice plantation. Learn about how spices are grown, enjoy the aromas of cinnamon, discover the beauty of the cardamom flowers and the pepper plant leaves - a lovely experience. 

Overnight in Periyar: Wildernest / Abad or similar - Standard room (Standard); Mountain Courtyard or similar - Elegant room (Deluxe); Spice Village/Shalimar Spice Garden or similar - Standard Villa (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 9: A boat trip on Lake Periyar and overnight on a houseboat

This morning enjoy an early boat ride on Lake Periyar to observe the stillness and wildlife of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Located in the Cardamom Hills of Thekkady the Sanctuary is a thick forest. There are many birds and sightings of elephants, sambar, Malabar giant squirrels and wild boars are common. The sanctuary is also home to tigers but sightings are very rare. 

Drive down the hills of the Western Ghats (mountain range) for around 4 hours to the backwaters of Alleppey. Set on Vembanad Lake, this is one of Kerala’s most beautiful spots and where you board your Houseboat.

Enjoy cruising in the labyrinthine waterways and seeing the local village life as it has been for years - fisherman casting their nets, children coming home from school by canoe, and ‘toddy tappers’ men who can scale the tallest coconut palms in order to extract the sap. Cruise past water lilies in a glorious blooms of colour as exotic birds dive in search of fresh fish.

A note on the houseboats or kettuvallam as they are called:

These are traditional boats made out of wood, bamboo, coconut fibre, jute, coir etc. and have air-conditioned rooms with an ensuite toilet and shower. There are 1 - 4 bedrooms depending on the size of your group and houseboat and each boat has a kitchen where the cook prepares the meals, plus a big open area with a dining table and sitting area with sofas and chairs.

After you board the boat there is usually a short cruise before the boat is moored at a place where lunch is served. After lunch the cruise again begins through the narrow canals and stops are made to show you the local life. The boat is again moored around sunset and this is where dinner is prepared and then served. The boats stay put for the night and there is no cruising during the night. In the morning after breakfast the boat again starts cruising before returning to the jetty.  

Overnight in Alleppey: AC Houseboat - Standard room (Standard); Deluxe AC Houseboat - Standard room (Deluxe); Premium AC Houseboat - Standard room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10: Enjoy the morning in Alleppey and travel to the palm fringed beach Marari

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast cruise through the narrow backwater canals towards your boat jetty. During your cruise, witness local life close-up, with villagers working in the rice fields, ferries plying their trade and local fisher folk fishing. Disembark your boat and drive to Marari (40 min drive), one of the lovely palm fringed beach of Kerala. 

Overnight in Marari: Abad Turtle on the Beach or similar - Beach cottage (Standard); Abad Turtle on the Beach or similar - Beach villa (Deluxe); Marari Beach Resort or similar - Garden Villa (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast 

Day 11: A beach day in Marari

Spend the day at leisure enjoying the beach. A stroll or a bicycle ride (most of the hotels have these) through the village around the resort can be a lovely experience as you can watch the local fishermen at work and meander along the sleepy lanes. Or if you wish you can enjoy the interesting process of coir (coconut fibre) making in nearby villages.

Overnight in Marari: Abad Turtle on the Beach or similar - Beach cottage (Standard); Abad Turtle on the Beach or similar - Beach villa (Deluxe); Marari Beach Resort or similar - Garden Villa (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast 

Day 12: Return to Kochi 

This morning you will be driven back to Kochi (2 hour journey) and taken to the airport in time for your flight home or onto your next destination.

Meals included: Breakfast 


* All accommodation and hotels are subject to change. If the stated hotel is not available a hotel of a similar standard and location will be booked.

    • 11 nights' accommodation 
    • 21 meals included: Daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 7 dinners.
    • Domestic flight from Jaipur to Kochi (via Mumbai).
    • All transportation throughout the tour in a private air-conditioned vehicle.
    • All airport transfers – a representative will be there to meet you on arrival and get you to the airport on time for your departure.
    • Assistance at airports and all major cities. 
    • English speaking guide for sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary (in each location you will have a different guide).
    • Entrance fees to the monuments and parks as detailed in the itinerary.
    • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle during journeys and transfers. 
    • Discover the colourful mix of history, culture and modernisation in Delhi including a walking tour of Old Delhi and a rickshaw ride. 
    • Discover sights and architectural marvels of Delhi including the Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, Sikh Gurdwara and Rajghat - Mahatma Gandhi's monument. 
    • Enjoy a visit to Rajasthan's "Pink City" of Jaipur and discover why it is known as the pink city (we'll give you a clue - it's to do with the buildings).
    • Discover the magnificence of the Amber Fort. 
    • Experience the amazing Taj Mahal, discover why it is often considered one of the wonders of the world and watch as the marble changes colour during sunrise and sunset. 
    • Enjoy the majestic Agra Fort, also known as the Red Fort.
    • Discover the wonders of Kochi, Kerala's major port city. 
    • Enjoy a morning boat ride on Lake Periyar.
    • Spend the night on a houseboat in backwaters of Alleppey - a very special experience. 
    • Relax on the white sand palm-fringed beach of Marari

    Travelbay India - 12 Days from the Golden North to Irresitible South 

    How to get there:

    This tour starts in Delhi and ends in Kochi. 

    Travelbay works together with an excellent corporate flight booking company and is happy to provide you with a quote and organise your flights. We charge a $50 booking fee for this service. Alternatively, if you would like to arrange flights yourself you can find more information and suggestions here.

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      To help you calculate the time difference we recommend World Time Buddy.

      Visa information: 
      If a visa is required for any country you are visiting it is each travellers responsibility to ensure they have obtained a valid visa prior to travel. Every country has different requirements and it also depends on the nationality of the passport you are travelling on. 

      To find out the visa requirements for your destination, you can check here with Visalink.

      If a visa is required you can use the services on the same link, or you may wish to apply directly yourself.

      In addition to the above link, we have provided some more information on visas here: Visa Information page

      Please note: Every country has different visa requirements and charges. To support we attempt to provide you with the latest information and links. However, please be aware that it is each traveller’s responsibility (and not Travelbay’s) to ensure that you have a valid visa if required for any country you visit.

      Currency information:
      The currency used in India is the Indian Rupee.

      What currency to take over there is a personal choice. Some people prefer to take US$ cash as a backup whilst others prefer to take AUD$ cash – it depends on what you are comfortable with. There are ATM machines available and you should let your bank know that you will be using your card over there to avoid them freezing any 'suspicious' activity.

      Vaccination information:
      Travelbay recommends you check with your doctor as to any immunisations that you may require or that are recommended for your travels.  Alternatively, you can visit The Travel Doctor or Travelvax for more information. 

      Electricity and Adaptors
      A useful resource to find out what plug or adaptor you might need for any country can be found by clicking here: and then selecting the country or countries you are visiting.

      India is a large country with a huge range of varying climates - it is tropical in the South and alpine in the North in the Himalayas.

      Northern region:
      The Golden Triangle region can be very hot in the summer time (April to July) with temperatures ranging from 22°C to 45°C. In the winter months the temperatures range from 22°C to 5°C.

      Monsoon season: July to September.

      Dry season: April to June. 

      Southern region:
      Kerala is in the South of India and is only 10° North of the equator. The climate is tropical and the coastal regions are warmer than the highlands.

      Winter: From October to March. Temperatures are cooler at this time of year but as it is a tropical region it is still warm. Temperatures range from 24°C to 32°C and rainfall is minimal.

      Summer: April to September. Towards the end of February temperatures start to climb. In April the temperature can reach 36°C and the lows are around 32°C. The Westerns Ghats (mountain range) prevent the dry Northern Winds that much of India experiences. A cool breeze from the Arabian Sea help keep the temperatures more moderate when compared with other parts of India. There can be erratic rainfall during the months of April and May. 

      Monsoon season: Late May/Early June – October. During these months there can be periods of torrential rain. Temperatures range from 19°C to 36°C and the average rainfall during this season is 2500mm – 3000mm.

      Peak season: The end of December and into February is peak season for travel in India.

      October to April is a popular time for visitors’ due to the milder and cool climate. There are some tours to the North of India that we do not run in the summer time due to the sizzling weather in the dry areas such as Rajasthan.

      Diwali and Holi are festivals in India and during this time places are more likely to be crowded and accommodation fills up quickly. Diwali falls in October and is the festival of lights. Holi is also known as the Festival of Colours and is celebrated in March. Whilst crowded, it can be a great time to enjoy the festivities with the locals. 

      Travelbay tip: Ask the local guides about the best places to dine.

      Vehicle description:

      For information on vehicles used in India, please click here: India Tours - Vehicle Information

      Tipping tips:

      Tipping is entirely at your discretion. 

      In response to some customers questions here are a few guidelines:

      It is usual to tip the waiters, porters, guides and drivers. Tips are not included in the bills for hotels, transport companies or any other suppliers. At hotels and restaurants, about 10% of the bill is usually acceptable. Tipping is not necessary for taxis or for cheaper restaurants. It is a good idea to check if service charges are included in your restaurant bill. If not, a tip of 10% of the total bill is normal. 

      Although we give below a few general guidelines, it is to be remembered that tipping is a sign of gratification for good service, and therefore please view the guidelines as the middle ground, which can be adjusted depending on the level of service you feel you have received. 

      Please note the below amounts are per person for individual travellers. 

      Guides, Escorts and Transport:

      • Guide (Full Day) Rs 500 – Rs 800 per day 
      • Guide (Half Day) Rs 400 – Rs 600 per day 
      • Tour Escort Rs 500 – Rs 1000 per day 
      • Driver for the tour Rs 300 – Rs 500 per day 
      • Driver for local duties Rs - 500 per day 

      Hotels/ Restaurants:

      • Bell Boy Rs 30 – Rs 50 per member of staff 
      • Room Service & Restaurants About 10% of the bill total (Unless service charge is mentioned as included) 

      Population: 1.3 billion

      Language: There is no national language in India. Hindi and English are both official languages. India has over 1,000 spoken languages. The languages with the most number of speakers are Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi and Tamil. 

      Predominant religion: Hinduism followed by Islam, Christianity, Sikh, Buddhism and Jainism

      Some interesting facts:

      India, Pakistan and Bangladesh used to be one country. After British rule ended in 1947 these countries eventually became independent. 

      Delhi is the capital of India but Mumbai is the most populated with a population of over 20 million. 

      India prides itself on being the world's largest democracy. In the 2009 election there were over 417 million voters. 

      The backwaters of Kerala with its interconnected network of canals, lakes and inlets is estimated to be around 900 kms of maze like waterways. 

      Related blogs and articles:

      Travelbay Blog - Long Weekend Getaway to Kerala Travelbay Blog - Lessons on souvenir buying in India

      Travelbay-Blog-Snapshot-Delhi~Part-1 Travelbay-Blog-Snapshot--Delhi~Part-2


      More Travelbay India Tours:

      Travelbay  India - 15 Day Colourful Rajasthan Tour Travelbay  India - Paradise Found - 12 Day Kerala Private Tour 

      Travelbay India - 9 Day Golden Triangle plus Tigers of Ranthambhore Travelbay  India - Treasures & Tigers - 15 Day Private Tour  

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      Booking Process:

      Upon purchase of your tour online you will immediately receive a receipt and order confirmation. Travelbay will contact the tour operator to confirm availability for all accommodation and transportation for your tour.

      As soon as we have confirmed the dates (usually within 24 hours sometimes a little longer at weekends) we will email you your booking confirmation.

      We will request further information from you to ensure that all your personal preferences are taken care of. This will include details such as your accommodation preferences, dietary requests, allergies, health issues, emergency contact and any special requirements. We will also request a copy of each traveller’s passport.

      Very Important:

      It is important to note your dates are only confirmed once we have been in touch with you to confirm availability. Therefore, please wait on purchasing your international flights until you have received a booking confirmation from us. In the unlikely event that there is no availability on your chosen date we will offer you alternate dates. If these do not suit we will fully refund your payment.  

      Booking Information:

      • Quoted prices are per person.
      • Booking valid for selected and booked travel dates.
      • Please book at least 30 days prior to your desired date of travel. 
      • Bookings are subject to availability.
      • Child prices: Children under 5 are free. Please contact us for prices of children 5 and over as it will vary depending on the age of the child and group size. 
      • A high season surcharge applies to certain dates - these are indicated in the list of dates. 
        • For travel on 23 October 2019 and 6 March 2020 a $50 per person surcharge applies. 
        • For travel on various dates November, December, January and February, the following surcharges apply:
          • $80 per person - Standard option
          • $180 per person - Deluxe option
          • $205 per person - Super Deluxe option
      • The listed "Price per person ~ single room" relates to having your own room for the tour. If you would like to travel alone, please contact us and we can arrange a custom quote. 
      • If you would like to arrive before the start of tour or leave later and require extra nights’ accommodation, please contact us and we can arrange it for you.
      • If you have any other special requests including having a quote for a private or custom tour please let us know as we can make arrangements.
      • Prior to completion of your booking we take great care to go through all the details together with you until we get everything exactly as you would like it. At that point we confirm your booking and the details and you pay for it. If after payment, you decide to make further changes we will do what we can to accommodate them and will also need to charge an additional $50 administration fee.


        • 11 nights' accommodation
          • Check-in & check-out time: generally, check in is after 2 pm and check out before 12 pm. Early check-in and late check-out are subject to room availability and may generate additional full day room rate.
        • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 7 dinners included (total of 21 meals). 
        • Domestic flight from Jaipur to Kochi (via Mumbai).
          • Please note: The luggage limit for checked in baggage for many domestic flights in India is 15kg. For carry on it is 7kg. Some flights allow more but you cannot depend on this. If your luggage exceeds the allowed rate then you are responsible for paying any excess charges. Again these vary, but start at around AUD5 per kg and are sometimes more for longer flights. 
        • All transportation throughout the tour in a private air-conditioned vehicle. The vehicle used will depend on the size of your group and will range from an air-conditioned car for groups of 2, a Toyota Innova for groups of 3, a minivan for groups of 4-10 people and for groups over 10 a coach will be used. The vehicle will be used accordingly to the number of people booked on each date. 
        • All airport transfers – a representative will be there to meet you on arrival and get you to the airport on time for your departure.
        • Please note: There is one airport transfer on arrival and one airport transfer on departure for the group booked. If within your group you will be arriving separately, please contact us for a quote.
        • Assistance at airports and all major cities.
        • English speaking guide for sightseeing as per the tour program (in each location you will have a different guide).
        • Entrance fees to the monuments and parks as mentioned in the itinerary.
        • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle during journeys and transfers. 


          • International airfares to and from India (we can provide you with a quote for these).
          • Meals not outlined in the itinerary.
          • Drinks for all meals.
          • Travel insurance. Please contact us if you would like a quote.
          • Elephant ride at Amber Fort - The cost of this is AUD15 per person (based on 2 people sharing) or AUD30 per person (single person on elephant). 
          • Cooking demonstration in Kochi. If you would like to participate the cost is AUD45 per person and payable directly when you are in Kochi. 
          • Camera fee wherever levied. 
          • Any visa fee.
          • Any additional taxes levied by the Government of India on the tourism sector in future will be payable by the guest.
          • Any sudden increase in the entrance fee. The price is based on the presently applicable fee. 
          • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
          • Tips and gratuities.
          • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry etc.
          • Others not indicated in the inclusions.

            General Terms & Conditions:

            • Your contract with Travelbay commences upon us providing you with a booking confirmation (not upon payment).
            • By purchasing this tour you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to these terms and conditions.
            • All prices we list are in AUD unless otherwise stated and include GST where payable.
            • This package, including any unused portion, cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.
            • Some accommodation providers may require that you present a credit card or cash deposit upon check-in to cover any additional expenses that may be incurred during your stay, for example mini-bar. You are responsible for the payment of any such additional expenses.
            • Please check baggage allowance prior to travel. The allowance may vary according to the destination, airline, cruise or coach operator. You are responsible for any excess baggage fees.
            • Travelbay recommends travel insurance. We would be pleased to provide you with a quote and support you in your insurance needs. Please click here or contact us on 1800 020 020.
            • It is your responsibility to ensure you have a valid visa, if required. Please click here for more information on visa requirements.
            • Passport and visa regulations can change and it is your responsibility to ensure that you possess the relevant travel documents before you travel. Delays can be experienced in obtaining a passport or visa, so you are advised to apply in plenty of time. We accept no responsibility in any regard in relation to customers who are denied entry to a country because they do not possess the correct travel documents.
            • It is also your responsibility to ensure that you hold a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond your date of return. If you hold multiple passports, you may be required to present your passport of residence on departing that country. If you hold a passport for a country to which you are travelling, you may be obliged to produce that passport on entering the country. Accordingly, you could be obliged to carry more than one passport when travelling overseas. You should make your own enquiries in relation to your specific circumstances and requirements.
            • It is your responsibility to ensure that all your details are recorded correctly. Any request for a name change after documents have been issued may incur amendment fees or result in the original booking being cancelled and in the case of airlines, the loss of a seat.
            • When purchasing flights, cruises and other carriage and travel services, the name on the passport must match the name on the ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid. If, after purchasing products or services but before traveling, any member of your party changes their name you must notify the relevant carrier, or us, immediately so that the necessary changes can be made to your documentation. You may incur a fee.
            • Travelbay recommends you check with your doctor as to any immunisations that you may require or that are recommended for your travels.  Alternatively, you can visit The Travel Doctor or Travelvax for more information. For those of you who have any medical conditions please also ensure you are fit to travel and have all the medication you need with you. Recommended inoculations for travel may change and you should consult your doctor for current recommendations before you depart. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet all health entry requirements, obtain recommended inoculations, take all recommended medication, and follow all medical advice in relation to your trip.
            • Many but not all suppliers have facilities for people who require assistance. If you have any disabilities or require special assistance, please let us know at the time of booking so we can check if suitable services are available.
            • It is your responsibility to review travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements and advisories issued by the relevant government agencies prior to booking travel or departing to international destinations. For Australian travellers, information on conditions in various countries and the level of risk associated with travel to particular international destinations can be found on the Australian Government's travel advisory and consular assistance service website currently located at For travellers from other countries we recommend you check the travel recommendations of your country.
            • By offering reservations for travel-related products or services in relation to particular international destinations, Travelbay does not represent or warrant that travel to such points is advisable or without risk, and Travelbay is not liable for damages or losses that may result from travel to such destinations.
            • Travelbay sells tours on behalf of other Suppliers/Tour Operators. We rely on the relevant third party suppliers. Travelbay and the airlines, hotels and other Suppliers providing Services made available on or through this Website are independent parties and are not related parties. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Travelbay is not liable for the acts, errors, omissions, representations, warranties, breaches or negligence of any such Suppliers or for any personal injuries, death, property damage, or other damages or expenses resulting therefrom.
            • Whilst we take great care to provide clear and accurate information, there may be occasions where there are inaccuracies or errors. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Travelbay does not guarantee the accuracy of, and disclaims liability for, any errors or other inaccuracies relating to the information, descriptions and activities displayed on this website and in our promotional material.
            • All accommodation and hotels are subject to change. If the stated hotel is not available a hotel of a similar standard and location will be booked.
            • Hotel ratings displayed on this Website and in our promotional material are intended only as general guidelines, and Travelbay does not guarantee the accuracy of the ratings. Hotel room images are representative only and the actual room occupied may vary in inclusions and décor.
            • In some circumstances, some specific products or services as contained on this website and promotional material may not be available due to circumstance beyond our control. In that situation, we will do our best to provide replacement products and / or services of a comparable nature and quality. Travelbay and our respective Suppliers make no guarantees about the availability of specific products and services.
            • Subject to relevant laws, if Travelbay merges, sells or otherwise changes control of our business or this Website, we reserve the right, without giving notice or seeking consent, to transfer or assign your Personal Information, content and rights that we have collected from you and any agreements we have made with you.
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            If you have any questions please email us 24/7 or call us Monday to Friday on 1800 020 020 to speak with one of our friendly team.


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