Golden Triangle with Kerala
TRAVEL ROUTE - Delhi – Agra – Jaipur- Cochin – Periyar– Alleppey- Delhi
DURATION OF THE TOUR - 10 days / 09 nights
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- You will stay for 02 nights each at Delhi, Jaipur and Cochin, and 01 night each at Periyar and Agra
- An experienced tour guide is available for the Golden Triangle trip. The tour guide will be available in English, Spanish, French, Italian and German.
- A special traditional dinner at a village in Jaipur, with live performance by folk artists; it will be a unique and exciting experience for you.
- Exciting Alleppey backwater tour in a houseboat
- One night stay on houseboat.
Day 01 - ARRIVAL IN DELHI – GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR BEGINS
Our tour representative will meet you upon your arrival at Delhi airport and brief you about the tour. After you have cleared customs, our driver will take you to the hotel, and will remain with you throughout the tour. Once you’ve checked-in to the hotel, take some time to relax before moving on to sight-seeing – you’ll visit the Qutab Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, Jamia Mosque, the President's House and Houses of Parliament – wrapping up with a trip to the market.
Overnight stay in Delhi
Day 02 - DELHI TO AGRA BY ROAD (Duration - 04 Hours)
Good morning, and welcome to the second day of your tour. After breakfast you’ll head for Agra where you’ll take the take the sightseeing tour, visiting the Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah and the Mehtab Garden. You will have a chance to see the Taj Mahal from the banks of the river Yamuna, and take some photos at sunset. Then you can visit the night bazaar (market).
Overnight stay in Agra
Day 03 - AGRA TO JAIPUR BY ROAD (Duration - 05 Hours)
Early morning around 6:00 A.M, you’ll go to see the famous Taj Mahal by sunrise – the best time to see it – and take memorable photos. It is the main highlight the Golden Triangle Tour. Return to the hotel around 8:30 A.M to freshen up and have breakfast, before going to visit the Agra Red Fort, one of the biggest forts in India. Then drive towards Jaipur, en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri –‘the deserted red Sandstone phantom city’. On arrival check-in to the hotel and relax. In the evening, you’ll visit the Birla Temple in Jaipur, which is made of pure white marble. In the night, drive to Chokhi Dhani village (30 minutes drive from city center) to see the traditional night of an Indian Village. You will see some traditional folk dances and music shows, and later enjoy typical Indian village food. Return to the hotel at night.
Overnight stay in Jaipur
Day 04 – JAIPUR
It is the fourth day of your Golden Triangle tour, and it’s time for Jaipur city sight-seeing – you’ll visit the Amber fort and also enjoy a ride on an elephant. After a visit to the Amber Fort move to visit the Nahargarh Fort; it’s located on top of a cliff, so you can get great views of the city. Later you will visit the Royal City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory and the famous Wind Palace - en route you can take photos of the Water Palace. In the evening you can take in a city walk, seeing the busy traditional market of Jaipur - heaven for shopaholics.
Overnight stay in Jaipur
Day 05 – JAIPUR TO COCHIN VIA MUMBAI BY AIR (Duration - 04 Hours)
Today you fly to Cochin. You will reach it around noon, and our tour representative will receive you at the airport, and the day will be spent sight-seeing. Cochin is an Old Colonial city - it is very beautiful and has a rich history. Here you will see Fort Cochin, which was under the possession of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British at different points of time – for this reason, the district bears the influence of European structural design. You will visit the St Francis Church, which was built in the year 153 AD., and later you’ll visit the Chinese fishing nets - they are fixed land installations which are used for a very unique and unusual method of fishing.
Overnight stay in Cochin
Day 06 – COCHIN
Good morning! Time for more Cochin city sight-seeing - you will visit Bolgatty Palace and Mattancherry Palace. Bolghatty Palace is located on the Bolghatty Islands, in the Cochin city of Kerala; and the Mattancherry Palace is located in the city itself, and was built by the Dutch. Later, visit the Jewish Synagogue, built in 1568 and one of the oldest active synagogues. In the evening you can enjoy Marine Drive, which was built facing the backwaters of Kochi and is the perfect place to hang out. You will also get chance to see the local market - Cochin is famous for its unique sea products.
Overnight stay in Cochin
Day 07 - COCHIN TO PERIYAR WILD LIFE SANCTUARYBY ROAD (Duration - 04 Hours)
It is the seventh day of your Golden Triangle Tour! After breakfast, head for Periyar and check into your hotel. In the late afternoon you’ll go sight-seeing; Periyar sanctuary is one of the best-maintained wildlife sanctuaries in India. Boating is the ideal way to explore the sanctuary and to catch a glimpse of the abundant wildlife in close quarters. It is home to endangered lion-tailed macaques, Nilgiri langurs, elephants, Indian bison, boar, bears, and a wide variety of deer and exotic birds. Fishing can also be enjoyed here if you want to spend a quiet day on the river banks.
Overnight stay in Periyar
Day 08 - PERIYAR – ALLEPPEY BACK WATERS BY ROAD (Duration - 03 Hours)
Today you’ll go see the spice plantation at Kumily. South India’s spices are world famous - it is a unique experience. Then, you’ll drive towards Alleppey and get on board a back water cruise. The Kerala backwater tour is very famous - the Kerala backwaters are a chain of brackish lagoons, and a network of five large lakes linked by canals. The backwaters have a unique ecosystem - freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea. During the ride you’ll see water birds such as terns, kingfishers, darters and cormorants, and animals such as otters and turtles. You will also see the lifestyle of the people who lives on the banks of the lakes. At night you will stay on a house-boat, and trust us - it will be one of the best experiences of your life.
Overnight stay in house-boat
Day 09 - ALLEPPEY TO DELHI BY AIR (Duration –03 Hours)
After a hearty breakfast, drive toward Cochin (One hour) and take a flight to Delhi. Our tour representative will receive you at airport and will assist you to check-in at the hotel. In the evening you will visit the famous Delhi Chandni Chowk market, where you can enjoy a traditional rickshaw or Tonga ride. At night you can try food at an Indian restaurant and pamper your taste buds.
Overnight stay in Delhi
Day 10 – DELHI – LAST DAY OF TAJ MAHAL TOUR
Today you’ll take the Delhi city tour. You will visit Raj Ghat, the final resting place of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi; St. James' Church, one of the oldest churches in the city; and the National Museum. Later, head for the airport with time to spare, and fly home with unforgettable memories of India.
Your 10-Day Golden Triangle with Kerala Tour ends here.
- A private air-conditioned car with an experienced English Speaking driver
- All expenses related to drivers boarding and lodging
- Quality air – conditioned hotels throughout
- 14 breakfasts, 01 dinner
- Exciting Elephant ride at Amber fort, Jaipur
- Exciting boat ride at Lake Pichola, Udaipur (Cost is extra)
- All types of government taxes
- Air- conditioned traditional deluxe houseboat at Kerala.
- Meals which are not specified
- Entrance fees to the monuments.
- Tips to porters, hotel staff, waiters, drivers and guide gratuities.
- Visa fees.
- Airport taxes out of the country.
- Travel Insurance
- Any other item not mentioned as included