GOLDEN TRIANGLE WITH KERELA

Tour overview

Day 01 Arrival in Delhi
Meet our representative upon arrival in Delhi and proceed to your hotel. After reaching, check-in at the hotel and spend rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Delhi
After breakfast, proceed for a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. This fascinating city has been in existence since the 6th century BC and has seen ups and downs from the rule of the Pandavas right up to the British Raj. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshippers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi…noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. You will then drive past to the Red Fort, which was constructed during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the residence for the Mughal royal family. It continues to be significant till date, as every Independence Day, the Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts as the Indian flag is hoisted. Later, drive past President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi before you head toward Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Thereafter, visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Later in the evening visit the Qutub Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 03 Delhi - Agra (210 kms / approx. 4 hours)
On arrival in Agra, check-in into your Hotel. Later proceed for Half Day City Tour of Agra. Visit the Red Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar. The beautiful yet forbidding structure is a handsome example of Mughal architecture. Later, visit the Taj Mahal … a mausoleum built as a symbol of Emperor Shah Jahan’s devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands of workers over 21 years to complete. Overnight in Agra.

Day 04 Agra – Jaipur (230 km/approx. 5 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur and enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was built by Emperor Akbar and is home to many historical buildings. Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his headquarters; however, he had to abandon it due to shortage of water. The Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti enshrines the burial place of the Sufi saint who lived a religious life here. Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World heritage site. Further drive to Jaipur and check into your Hotel. Jaipur is the gateway to the magnificent and vibrant state of Rajasthan. Evening take a stroll in the markets of Jaipur for the traditional dresses and shoes, curio shops, blue pottery etc. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 05 Jaipur
Today, enjoy a full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’… it is famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The old city of Jaipur is painted pink, which gives it a magical glow. Visit the Amber Fort… a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful façade with its ornately carved latticework windows is made of pink sandstone. Post lunch, visit the City Palace… again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time. You will also visit the Albert Hall, which was modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 06 Jaipur – Cochin (Via flight)
After breakfast, proceed to the airport to board the flight to Cochin. Here, you will be assisted by our representative and transferred to your designated hotel for check-in. Enjoy half day city tour covering Mattanchery Palace- gifted to the king of Cochin, by Portuguese in 1555, about 500 year old Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, local spices market followed by colorful performing art – Kathakali Dance. Later in the evening, return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07 Cochin to Munnar (120 km/approx. 4.5 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Munnar - derived its name from the confluence of the three rivers around which the town grew. Today, it offers beautiful vistas, cardamom and spice plantations, aromatic oil factories, sights of several endangered species and the purple-blue of the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom every 12 years. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 08 Sightseeing in Munnar
Explore Eravikulam National Park, home to various elusive and endangered species. It is a great place to enjoy trekking and offers mind-blowing views of the tea plantations. Later, proceed towards Tea Museum (closed on Monday), which gives an insight to the history of tea plantations of this region. Later visit Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point and Flower Garden. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 09 Munnar – Alleppey (180 kms / approx. 6 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Alleppey and board your houseboat on arrival. Alleppey, "Venice of the East" has a large network of backwater canals that meander through the town, surrounding villages and Vembanad Lake. Overnight on houseboat.

Day 10 Alleppey - Cochin (50 kms. /approx. 1.5 hour)
After breakfast, drive to Cochin. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Cochin.

Day 11 Departure from Cochin
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cochin airport for return flight back home.

INCLUDES:
  • 10 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
  • Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk
  • Elephant / Jeep ride at Amber Fort
  • Assistance at the airport & Hotel check-in / check-out except Munnar
  • Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax
EXCLUDES:
  • Air tickets and airport taxes
  • Entry Fee at the Monuments
  • Kathakali Show in Cochin
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls,
  • Tips to guides / drivers etc.
  • Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments
NOTE:
  • Monuments Closed On
  • Delhi - Red fort is closed on every Monday
  • Agra - Taj Mahal on every Friday
  • Jaipur – Elephant ride at Amber Fort will not be operational during Eid /Navrataras Festivals
  • Cochin - Jewish Synagogue will be closed on Friday/Saturday/Jewish Holidays
  • Cochin - Mattanchery Palace will be closed on Friday
  • Munnar - Eravikulam National Park will be closed in the month of February & March
  • Munnar - Tata Tea Museum will be closed on Monday
  • Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs
  • Package cost will not be valid during public holidays, festivals, exhibitions
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Hotels Offered

City

Nights

Category A

Category B

Category C

Meal Plan

Delhi

2

Crowne Plaza MV

SK Premium Park

Surya International

Breakfast

Agra

1

Crystal Sarovar Premiere

Howard Plaza - The Fern

Taj Vilas

Breakfast

Jaipur

2

Holiday Inn City Centre

Park Regis

Leisure Inn Grand Chanakya

Breakfast

Cochin

2

Le Meridien

Radisson Blu

Cochin Palace

Breakfast

Munnar

2

Mountain Club

Tea County KTDC

Grand Plaza

Breakfast

Alleppey HB

1

Lakes & Lagoons Premium

Lakes Lagoons Deluxe

Casablanca

  3 Major Meals

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