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Home > India Tour Packages > Golden Triangle with Kerala
Golden Triangle with Kerala
Duration : 10 Nights & 11 Days
Destination : Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Cochin – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Kovalam – Trivandrum – Delhi

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Upon your arrival at Delhi international airport you will be met and transferred to hotel. The following day, attend our welcome meeting. Today your evening is free at leisure to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay is in Delhi.

Day 02 : Delhi Sightseeing

Today morning after having breakfast in hotel, proceed for full day city sightseeing tour of Delhi. Begin your sightseeing tour with the Old Delhi. Old Delhi is the 17th century walled city of Shahjahanabad with city gates, bazaars, monuments, forts and other buildings relating to India’s Muslim history. The main and the oldest street in Old Delhi is Chandni Chowk where you can enjoy a rickshaw ride. Visit Jama Masjid - the largest and best known mosque in India, Raj Ghat which is the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Later proceed for New Delhi – city of wide tree-lined streets, parks, fountains and roundabouts. Visit Qutub Minar – the tower of 11th century, Humayun's Tomb which sets a perfect example of Mughal architecture, a drive along Rajpath, India Gate, Parliament House which is also known as Rashtrapati Bhawan, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Later after sightseeing drive back to hotel. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay is in Delhi.

Day 03 : Delhi – Agra (200 Kms / 03 hrs)
Today morning after having breakfast in hotel drive towards Agra – the city is world famous for its majestic Taj Mahal. On arrival at Agra, transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Later after some relaxation proceed for the sightseeing tour of Agra. Visit Agra Fort; Construction of the fort was commenced during the reign of Emperor Akbar and additions were made until the rule of his grandson Shah Jahan. It is the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra which stands on the banks of the river Yamuna. Next visit itmad-ud-daulah’s tomb also recognised by the name of “Baby Taj”which was built by Noor Jahan in the memory of her father. Lastly visit the legendary Taj Mahal for a glorious sunset which is described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, this fine example of Mughal architecture was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved second wife-Mumtaz Mahal. Later after sightseeing drive back to hotel. Overnight stay is in Agra.

Day 04 : Agra – Jaipur (Via Fatehpur Sikri) (235 kms / 04 hrs)

Morning after having breakfast in hotel, drive towards Jaipur which is also recognised by the name of “fabled Pink city of Rajasthan”. This city is the capital of Rajasthan which was developed in 1726 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. En- route visit Fatehpur Sikri - one of the best preserved collections of Mughal architecture in India. It was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 to commemorate the birth of his son but was later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Later continue your drive towards Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur, transfer to your hotel. Later in evening pay your visit to “Choki Dhani” - ethnic village themed resort in Pink City, consisting 100 royal cottages and rustic Havelis. Here you will see a festive celebration every time in a different manner with a purview of real Rajasthani village culture. Here you will be entertained on the beat of local folk music with Indian folk dancers and a lavish dinner. Later after having royal Rajasthani dinner, drive back to hotel. Overnight is in Jaipur.

Day 05 : Jaipur Sightseeing – Delhi (By Super fast train Depart at 1745 Hrs & Arrive at 2240 Hrs )

Today morning after having breakfast in hotel proceed for sightseeing tour which starts with a short excursion to Amber fort which was once the ancient capital of Jaipur State. The construction of the palace was started in 1592 by Maharaja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar’s army. Here you will enjoy the elephant ride from the foot to the top of the hill. The fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly situated at top of hill. Later drive back to the city and visit Hawa Mahal – also recognised by the name of “Palace of Winds” - one of the city’s landmarks. It is a five storey building which overlooks the main street of the bustling old city is a stunning example of Rajput architecture with its pink, delicately honeycombed sandstone elaborated balconies. Next visit City Palace - palace complex in Jaipur situated in the heart of the old City is a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture. It is a fabulous example of opulence of Mughal era which occupies about one seventh of the old city area. Next visit Jantar Mantar Observatory which is a largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh in different parts of India. The observatory is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Later after sightseeing in evening, transfer to Jaipur railway station to board the train towards Delhi. On arrival at Delhi railway station our company representative shall meet you and assist you. Overnight stay is in Delhi.

Day 06 : Delhi – Cochin (By Flight)

Today early morning on time transfer to Delhi airport to board the flight towards Cochin. On arrival at Cochin airport, our company representative shall meet you and assist you with the check-in formalities. Cochin is a beautiful southern state of Kerala . It is long famed in the history books, Kochi (formerly known as Cochin) offered refuge to Jews more than 2,500 years ago. It is a city of ancient and modern charm has so much to offer. Later proceed for the sightseeing tour of Cochin. Enjoy watching the elegant Chinese fishing nets which are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese traders and explore the winding streets of the old town, visiting St Francis Church - built in the year 1503, well-known for its beautiful architecture and ambience, is believed to be one of the oldest churches built by the Europeans in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica, originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese, Dutch Palace at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. Lastly visit Jewish Synagogue, locally called the Jew Town is the oldest synagogue in all the Commonwealth of Nations. Later in evening enjoy watching a Kathakali performance in which you also have the opportunity to photograph yourself with the artists wearing colourful traditional dresses at the end of the show. Overnight stay is in Cochin.

Day 07 : Cochin – Kumarakom (80 kms / 02 hrs)
Today morning after breakfast in hotel, drive towards Kumarakom - one of the enchanting backwater regions of Kerala. The labyrinthine network of rivers, canals, streams and lagoons which form the famed backwaters offer stunning views and is an ideal place to relax. On arrival at Kumarakom, transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Later after some relaxation visit Kumarakom bird sanctuary which is located on the banks of the backwaters and renowned for its varied avian population. Local varieties such as Cuckoos, Waterfowls, Owls, as well as the migratory Siberian Cranes can be viewed here. Later after enjoying excursion to bird sanctuary, drive back to hotel. Overnight stay is in Kumarakom.

Day 08 : Kumarakom – Alleppey (Overnight in houseboat)
Morning on time embark your backwater houseboat. The houseboat will cruise through tropical countryside amidst tranquilizing backwaters and palm trees. Houseboats or ‘Kettuvalloms’ are luxurious houseboats with well-appointed bedrooms and en suite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins and fascinating scenes of everyday rural life. Watch a beautiful sunset over the backwaters and enjoy tasty food prepared by the on board chef using local produce. Here you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods, door to door in small wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places. Overnight stay is in houseboat.

Day 09 : Alleppey – Kovalam (180 kms / 03 ½ hrs)
Today morning after breakfast disembark from the houseboat, straight drive towards Kovalam - a picture perfect tropical beach and also recognised as the "Paradise of the South". Today this tiny beach is the focus of a multi-million dollar business, drawing thousands of tourists for a week dose of ozone, UV rays and a refreshing Indian Experience. Over the past three decades, the place has been well developed, and now figures prominently on the world tourism map. On arrival at Kovalam, check in to your pre-booked hotel. Today your evening is free at leisure to relax on the beach. Overnight stay is in Kovalam.

Day 10 : Kovalam

Today your full day is free at leisure to relax on the beach. Overnight stay is in Kovalam.

Day 11 : Kovalam – Trivandrum – Delhi

Today morning on time drive towards Trivandrum which is just 16 kms away and a half hour drive from Kovalam. On arrival at Trivandrum, straight transfer to Trivandrum airport to board the flight for Delhi for onward journey or back home.