Golden Triangle with Kerala
Destinations: Delhi (2) – Jaipur (2) – Agra (1) – Kochi (1) – Munnar (2) – Thekkady (1) – Alleppey (1) – Kochi
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
A traditional welcome upon arrival at Delhi airport and transferred to your hotel for 02 nights stay.
Day 02: Day in Delhi
This morning after taking breakfast proceed for a guided city tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi.
Ancient Old Delhi, covering cremation site of Mahatama Gandhi Raj Ghat, then will move towards to the historical Red fort for taking photo’s with this huge historical fortress, from here enjoy an exciting Rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk to the biggest mosque of India Jama Masjid built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal with a courtyard capable of holding more than 20,000 devotees.
Imperial New Delhi, created by the Britishers with spacious tree-lined avenues and imposing govt. buildings, India Gate - built in the memory of soldiers who fought 1st world war and laid down their lives. Drive Pass India’s Parliament House and the residential palace of Indian President, surrounding Governments buildings, then drive through the Diplomatic area towards to Qutab Minar – one of the highest and most popular historical towers in the world. The minaret is the highest individual tower in the world with more than 230 feet height.
Day 03: Delhi to Jaipur (262 Kms / 6 hrs)
This morning, embark on your scenic drive to Jaipur which widely known as the Pink city due to its pink painted walls of old city, founded by one of the greatest rulers of the Kachhawaha clan and astronomer king Sawai Jai Singh in 1727 AD. The city was designed by the dazzling architect Vidyadhar Bhattarcarya.
Arrive Jaipur and check into your hotel in Jaipur for 02 nights.
Day 04: Day in Jaipur
This morning after breakfast, proceed for a guided city tour of Jaipur starting with an excursion of Amber fort where you will be enjoy Elephant ride to reach a top of the fort; amber fort is one of the fine example of Mughal and Rajputa architecture by in the 16th Century. Golden Triangle India
Later in the afternoon, visit the Royal City Palace the major tourist attraction of Jaipur visit its various museums where you can see the marvellous collection of art and artefacts. It is also the residence of current royal family of Jaipur. Visit the fascinating Jantar Mantar (Observatory), the largest stone observatory of the world built by the Maharaja of Jaipur. Also visit the remarkable Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five storied building along the major street of the old city which was built for the royal ladies with semi-octagonal and delicate sandstone windows.
Rest of the day at leisure to explore the colourful pink city of Jaipur which is an ideal city to shop for precious and semi-precious jewels, colourful fabrics with full of embroidery and crystal world, pottery and woven carpets etc. see the artists at world and enjoy souvenir shopping
Day 05: Jaipur to Agra (244 kms / 05 hrs)
After an early breakfast, embark on your scenic drive through the picturesque countryside to Agra the city of Taj Mahal.
Upon arrival check into your hotel for a night stay. Later after freshen up proceed for a guided city tour of Agra visiting the historical Agra fort which is one of the best architecture of great Mughals which was actually built for their military but several building and palaces added for the residential purpose.
Later by early in the evening during the sunset visit Taj Mahal (one of seven wonders of the world) built by the great Emperor Shah Jehan in commemoration of his favourite wife as her memory. Many of the tourists visit Taj by the dawn and dusk and appreciate its incredible beauty with sun-rays.
Day 06: Agra to Delhi / Kochi (by flight)
On Sixth day of your Golden Triangle Tour with Kerala, embark on your scenic drive to Delhi airport through Yamuna Express highway to catch your flight to Kochi.
Upon arrival in the commercial capital of Kerala, you will be transferred to your hotel for a night stay.
Day 07: Kochi to Munnar (130 kms / 3 hrs)
This morning, proceed for a guided city tour of Kochi visiting Jewish synagogue built in 1568, is brilliantly decorated by the Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers; the oldest St Francis Church built by the Portuguese in 16th century; Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace) which was initially built by the Portuguese and later modified and presented to king of Kochi; Chinese Fishing Nets a different way to catch fishes which attract may tourists from across the world.
Later in the afternoon, embark on your scenic drive to Munnar one of the beautiful hill station of southern India popularly known for its natural scenic beauty. Upon arrival check into your hill resort for 02 nights stay.
Day 08: Day in Munnar
This morning, proceed for a guided sightseeing of Munnar Situated at altitude of 1600 meter from the sea level with the confluence of three mountain streams Nallathanni, Mudrapuzha and Kundale. Visiting Mattupetty lake visiting Mattupetty lake which is one of the beautiful picnic spot, appreciate its tranquil atmosphere and may enjoy option boating in the lake; also visit Eravikulam National Park
Also visit Eravikulam National the natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr (rare mountain goat) and home of highest peak of South India Aniamundi (2695m).
A visit to the famous tea plantation and tea museum make your kerala holiday more memorable, you can satiate your curiosity on different stages of tea processing and may learn about the production of black tea.
Day 09: Munnar to Thekkady (110 kms / 3 hrs)
After breakfast, embark on your drive through the scenic tea plantations and blue hills towards to Thekkady which is also known as Periyar. Thekkady sprawled over an area of 777 square kilometres and well-known for its Periyar National park and the spice plantations
Check in at your hotel, upon arrival for a night stay. Later after freshen up visit the famous spice gardens of pepper, cardamom, vanilla, clove, nutmeg etc.
Day 10: Thekkady to Alleppey (125 kms / 3 hrs)
After an early breakfast, embark on your scenic drive to Alleppey and board your traditional houseboat to alleppey around through the Vembanad Lake. Enjoy cruising through the incredible backwaters of kerala, where the languid pace and lush tropical scenery is interrupted only by close-up sights of typical vibrant village-life.
Day 11: Alleppey to Kochi Airport (85 Kms / 2 hrs)
After breakfast, disembark from your house boat and transferred to Kochi airport to catch your flight to fly back home with the sweet memories of your Golden Triangle with Kerala Tour for a life time.
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