Golden Triangle Tour with Kerala Detailed Itinerary
Day 01 :
Arrival In Delhi
Morning you will arrive at Delhi's International Airport., our representative will meet at exit the arrival terminal and transfer you to your hotel. And help you in all your check in formalities
Today spend your day relaxing at the hotel.
Day 02 :
After breakfast start a full day city tour of Old and New Delhi. Your Tour Guide will meet you in Hotel lobby and will be with you for Full day Delhi Local sightseeing.
Visit Old Delhi which is 17th century Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk. You have the option of taking a rickshaw ride to visit bazaars. Also you will visit the Mughal Empire's most opulent fort, the Red Fort for a photo stop, visit Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.
Afternoon proceed to New Delhi and visit The Presidential Palace, the India Gate, a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers. Visit Parliament House and secretarial buildings. Visit Qutab Minar, the 12th century tower of victory built by a slave king and prototype of all minars (towers) in India. Also visit the Humayun's tomb.
Day 03 :
Delhi To Agra (By Car - 250Kms, 4hrs)
After breakfast proceed to Agra.
Upon arrival at Agra you will check-in at your hotel.
Agra came into the limelight during the rule of the Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi - who had made it the capital of his empire. Later in 1526 A.D., the Mughal Emperor Babar took upon himself the task for rendering Agra, a unique character and beauty of its own. In modern times, the city of Agra is a thriving carpet industry where you can also find leather workers, sandstone and marble sculptors, some of whom claim to be direct descendants of the craftsmen who had helped build the Taj Mahal.
Day 04 :
Morning, you will proceed to visit Taj Mahal, (Closed on Fridays). On the inner walls, jewel-like stones create beautiful designs in white marble.
Afternoon you will proceed to visit Agra Fort, where the ageing Emperor Shah Jahan, imprisoned by his son, watched from a distance the fulfilment of his life's dream-the building of the Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife.
TIPS : You have an option to visit the Taj Mahal on your own at sunset.
Day 05 :
Agra to Jaipur (By Car - 270Kms, 5hrs)
After breakfast you will drive to Jaipur, visiting Ambaneri En-route.
Abhaneri, which is also known as "Chand Baori"
Abhaneri is a village which is situated in Rajasthan State in India. It was built by King Chanda of the Chauhan Dynasty between AD 800 and AD 900. Abaneri is a step with hundreds of stairs. Well was previously used by the villagers to store water, as there was very less water in Rajasthan. So the king of Abhaneri decided to build this unique well. After visiting Abhaneri drive to Jaipur.
On arrival at Jaipur, do check in at your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 06 :
Buffet breakfast you will proceed and start to visit the fabulous Amber Fort. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar's most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century.
An elephant or alternatively a jeep will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress.
En-route to Amber Fort you will stop and see the 'Palace of Winds', otherwise known as Hawa Mahal. It is really an elaborate facade.
After visiting Hawa Mahal, afternoon you will visit the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. The palace museum houses consist of collections of rare manuscripts, armory, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings.
Also viist Jantar Mantar is the most famous of five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh in India.
Day 07 :
Jaipur To Delhi (By Car - 270Kms, 5hrs)
After having breakfast you will be driven back to Delhi. The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities and last minute shopping in Delhi.
Day 08 :
Delhi To Cochin
In time you will be transferred to Delhi airport where you will be assisted to board your onward flight to Cochin for Golden Triangle Tour with Kerala.
On arrive at Cochin Airport, our representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal building and transfer you to your hotel. Where you will proceed for check-in
Kochi, or more familiarly, Cochin is a city of many parts. Around for a long, long time, Kochi played a pivotal role in the development of shipping and trade in the region. Kochi's prime location on the west coast, its fine bay and protected harbour made it popular with seafarers and merchant ships who made frequent stops to stock up on spices, coffee and wood en-route to the rich markets of Europe and West Asia.
Over Night in Cochin Hotel.
Day 09 :
After breakfast you will start your day with a half day city tour of the city. You will first proceed to visit the oldest Jewish Synagogue in India, built in 1568; it was destroyed by the Portuguese and rebuilt by the Dutch a century later. From Jewish Synagogue you will visit Chinese fishing nets.. You will then visit St. Francis Church, originally named after Santo Antonio and dedicated to him as the Patron Saint of Portugal. You will also visit The Dutch Palace (Closed on Friday) at Mattancherry, which was built in 1555
In the evening witness a classical Indian dance show - Kathakali. Kathakali (Katha means story and Kali means play) is the classical dance drama of Kerala, which dates from the 17th century and is rooted in Hindu mythology.
After enjoying kathakali dance drive back to Hotel. Over Night in Cochin Hotel.
Day 10 :
Cochin to Periyar (186Km, 5Hrs)
This morning you will drive to Periyar. On the way you will do a Tea Trail programme (closed on Public holidays & Sundays). This program includes a guided trip through the garden, an interpretive slide show, a guided factory visit, an opportunity to experience the different flavours of Connemara tea.
Periyar forest of Thekkady is well known for wild life sanctuary, situated on the banks of Periyar Lake and also known for diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty, which attracts visitors from all over the world.
In the evening proceed to The Kerala Kalari Centre which is a great place to witness the ancient Kalaripayattu martial dance performed and practised by dedicated local swordsmen. Traditional masters of the art form perform skits from mythology to entertain the public and show off their swordsmanship.
Day 11 :
In the morning proceed for a guided walk through spice plantation to see the cultivation of cardamom, pepper, vanilla and coffee.
In the afternoon proceed for common boat ride at the Lake Periyar. The Periyar Tiger Reserve and National Park - Established in 1934 as the Nelliampatty Sanctuary, the park was enlarged in 1950 and is India's southernmost tiger reserve. The lake covers some 10 sq. miles and most of the sanctuary is undulating. Since boat travel is the only means of transport in the park, large areas can be covered in a short time. Among the game found here are gaur (the largest of the world's wild oxen), elephant, wild pig, sambar, barking deer, mouse deer, the rare and endangered lion-tailed macaque, the Nilgiri langur, the common langur and the bonnet macaque, porcupine, Malabar squirrel, wild dog and tiger.
Day 12 :
Thekkady to Alleppey (150Km, 4Hrs:30Mins Drive)
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Alleppey Jetty point to board houseboat.
You will also visit local the fish market with houseboat crew to experience the local shopping and bargaining in markets, you can buy fish of your own choice on direct payment basis & Houseboat crew will cook it for you in the evening during on board dinner.
You will spend 1 night in AC Houseboat on Full Board Basis
Day 13 :
Alleppey to Kumarakom(50Kms, 2Hrs Drive)
In the morning you will drive through the countryside to Kumarakom. Upon arrival at Kumarakom, proceed to check in your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 14 :
Morning after breakfast you will be taken to the local village of Kumarakom to experience the paddy filed and the local life around the backwaters. A small walking tour of the village will be organised by the local specialist guide.
Day 15 :
n time a SITA representative will meet you and assist you to transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight back home. (Approximately 4 hours prior to flight departure time). The standard check out time at the hotel is 1200hrs.
Travelling distance approx. 80 Kms, driving time approx. 1.5 Hrs
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Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi - Cochin - Periyar - Thekkady - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Cochin
Tour Duration: 14 Nights 15 Days