Golden Triangle with Serene Kerala
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Golden Triangle Tour with Kerala - Kerala Tour Packages

One of India's most popular holiday circuits is the Golden Triangle area, consisting of the illustrious cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. To experience a kaleidoscope of magnificence, embark on our 14-day private and fully escorted tour of the Golden Triangle and spectacular Kerala.

View all the beautiful attractions in Old and New Delhi as we begin our journey across magnificent India. Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Qutab Minar, and many other stunning monuments and sights are there to be explored on our Delhi trip.

We now move to the city of romance - Agra. A sunrise visit to the ode to love the Taj Mahal is the perfect beginning of your day as you pause to take in the wonders of the changing colours that dart across this beautiful mausoleum.

From Agra to the Pink City of Jaipur, you will get all the time to indulge yourself in this colourful and bustling city. Visit the Hawa Mahal, the shimmering Maota Lake, and the royal City Palace as you explore this beautiful city.

Moving on from the Golden Triangle, we head to the serenity of Kerala, surrounded by lush greenery on all sides. The visit to God's Own Country Kerala begins with a Kathakali dance performance. You get ample time to shop for antiques at Cochin while the enchanting hill station of Munnar calls you on day three of your trip.

No trip to Kerala is complete without experiencing the mesmerizing backwaters. We travel to Kumarakom to experience a stay on the traditional Keralan houseboat as we cruise through the backwaters. This houseboat cruise will remain the outstanding highlight of this holiday.

If you also want to create the holiday of a lifetime to India, then Vibrant India Tours is the perfect place to come to for bringing your dreams to life. Come with us on a Tailor-Made holiday designed by our local staff for you. All our trips are created by keeping only and only you in mind. It can be as active or as laid back as you want. Tell us what you love and we will create an itinerary customized to your interests - with real time inputs from our locals who know India better than anyone.

Tour Highlights
13 Nights/14 Days
Private Tour
Fully Escorted
13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners included
Private Car
English Speaking Driver

Vibrant Experiences

Chandni Chowk Bazaar & Spice Market
Red Fort - Jama Masjid - India Gate
Taj Mahal Sunrise Visit
Jaipur’s Local Bazaar
Amer Fort - Maharajas City Palace - Hawa Mahal
Evening with Local Family
Indian Cuisine Cooking Experience
Wildlife Boat Ride - Wild Elephants & Tigers
Tea Estates
Spice Plantations
Kerala Backwaters - Houseboat Tour
Kathakali Dance
Beach Resort
Sandy Beaches

Trip Route

Delhi Agra Fatehpur Sikri Abhaneri Jaipur Cochin (Kochi) Munnar Periyar Thekkady Kumarakom (Houseboat) Marari Beach Cochin Departure

With Standard Hotels

A$2247 per person/twin share

With Deluxe Hotels

A$2847 per person/twin share

With Luxury Hotels

A$3447 per person/twin share
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Itinerary
Golden Triangle with Serene Kerala Route Map
Accommodations

City

Standard

Deluxe

Luxury

Nights

Delhi

Hotel Clark International or Similar

Hotel Golden Grand or Similar

Hotel The Lalit or Similar

02

Jaipur

Hotel Gandharwa or Similar

Hotel Park Regis or Similar

Hotel Trident or Similar

02

Agra

Hotel Siris 18 or Similar

Hotel Fern or Similar

Hotel Radisson, Agra or Similar

01

Cochin

Hotel Cochin Palace or Similar

Hotel Trident Cochin or Similar

Hotel Radisson Blu or Similar

02

Munnar

Hotel Hill View Munnar or Similar

Hotel Tea Valley Resort or Similar

Hotel Blanket Hotel & Spa or Similar

02

Thekkady

Hotel Karar Garden or Similar

Hotel The Elephant Court or Similar

Hotel The Mountain Courtyard  or Similar

 

01

Houseboat

Deluxe Houseboat

Deluxe Houseboat

Luxury Houseboat

01

Marari Beach

Marari Green Villas or Similar

Hotel Abad Turtle Beach or Similar

Marari Beach-CGH Earth or Similar

02

Day 1: DELHI, WELCOME TO INCREDIBLE INDIA!
You will be greeted & assisted by our representative at Delhi international airport and later transferred to your hotel to check in. Remaining time is at leisure till next day.
Day 2: DELIGHTFUL TOUR OF OLD DELHI
Your day would begin after a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast, you get yourself ready for a personalized guide tour, which begins from the Old and Historic Delhi.  Morning- The first halt is Red Fort. Then the guide will arrange a cycle rickshaw tour, which will let you catch a closer insight of old era and the very illustrious Anarkali Bazaar of Chandni Chowk. At Chandni Chowk, we would further take you to Khari Baoli Spice Market – the largest spice market of Asia, which is a true delight for eyes.  Old Delhi is also the sparkling haven for food connoisseurs. This is the place, where you will relish tasting the unique traditional Mughal delicacies, which are prepared by expert cooks, who have inherited the trade from their forefathers.  Afternoon- In the afternoon you will visit the Humayun’s Tomb and the 12th century Qutab Minar. Late Afternoon- Late afternoon visit Akshardham. It is a spiritually enriching experience. Whether it is in realising the power of prayer, in feeling the strength of non-violence, in being aware of the universal nature of Hinduism’s ancient principles, or just in admiring the beauty of God’s abode on Earth –- each element has a spiritual significance. Late Evening (Optional)- We will take you back to your hotel. After a brief refresh, visit award winning Bukhara restaurant of ITC Maurya, where tandoor-cooked Indian dishes are served in a rustic-chic space with an open kitchen. After dinner, return to your hotel and paint a picture of places you visited in your vivid memory. Make the overnight stay in your hotel room a memoir of the events of which you were the part.   Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 3: DELHI – AGRA, TOUR OF ROMANCE AND EXALTATION BEGINS
Welcome to a fresh new morning, after delicious breakfast begin your tour of New Delhi. Delightful Tour of New Delhi This morning, you will visit the Humayun’s Tomb and the 12th century Qutab Minar. Later visit the imposing boulevards and buildings such as Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s Residence), India Gate, and many more in Lutyen’s Delhi (New Delhi). Delhi - Agra Later, pack yourself for a road trip to Agra – the Old Capital of Mughals. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. Relax for a while in your hotel room and then visit Agra Fort - a UNESCO world heritage site - known for great Mughal architecture and overwhelming expanse. Make the overnight stay in your hotel room a memoir of the events of which you were the part. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 4: AGRA, SUNRISE VISIT TO TAJ MAHAL
At dawn, visit the incomparable Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world, to observe the effects caused by the reflections of the changing colors of the rising Sun on this masterpiece. Return back to your hotel for a delectable breakfast, while a part of you is still living in romanticism. FATEHPUR SIKRI - ABHANERI (STEP WELLS) After breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive towards Fatehpur Sikri-a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a perfectly preserved red sandstone ghost town, which was once the capital of Mughal Empire built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Later drive towards Abhaneri. The Chand Baori is a stepwell built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri village of Rajasthan. It is one of the largest stepwells in the world and one of the most beautiful ones. JAIPUR

Later proceed to Jaipur.

You will reach the Jaipur by late afternoon. After a brief refresh, visit Patrika gate at Jawahar Circle.

Later visit a mock village called ‘Chokhi Dhani’, which is a perfect mirror to the Rajasthani culture, food, traditions and heritage. The name Chokhi Dhani literally translates to Rajasthani Culture.

Major attractions at Chokhi Dhani:-

Rath Khana: The Rath Khana displays the chariots used by Rajput Royalty since ancient times. All chariots used throughout Rajasthan across all royal houses counts for a unique experience for the visitors.

Temples at Chokhi Dhani: There is a replica of Vaishno Devi Temple in Chokhi Dhani along with an artificial waterfall made. Other temples to look out for here are, Balaji Temple, Jungle Devta Temple, Ganesh Temple and Tejaji Temple. The diversity of the temples gives a glimpse of beliefs from diverse folks of Rajasthan.

Animal and Cart Rides: Camel, Elephant and Horseback rides are common and apart from animal rides, tourists can also pick from bullock cart rides and boat rides if they do not wish to go for animal rides.

Shows and Performances: Chokhi Dhani is famous for the music and dance performances by locals. The most well- known of them is the performance by the nomad tribe showcasing Kalbeliya, Ghoomar and Chari dance forms. Apart from this, the Bamboo Acrobatics, Terah Thali Dance and the Traditional Fire Act showcase the daring acts done by various folk artists which leaves the audience intrigued, speechless and in awe of their heritage.

The other performances also include magic shows where the artists display their tricks inducing various visual illusions and hypnotisms and puppet shows wherein puppeteers narrate tales from the ancient times that are typical to Rajasthani culture. 

There is an astrologer who sits with his cards spread out at one place; there are bioscope films that showcase the history of Rajasthan, mehandi and henna artists to color palms and many more country side experiences that one can explore.

Games: The most famous among the games section is ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’ which is a complicated maze, ‘Jungle Sair’ is a forest safari game through artificial forest and ‘Gufa Jharni’ is a trek game wherein the visitor treks through artificial cave made through artificial waterfalls. Apart from these, there are other common games like dart games, archery and shooting.

Shopping at Chokhi Dhani: Since Chokhi Dhani is set up to promote everything local, it also promotes local artisans by displaying their arts and artefacts such as handicrafts, home décor pieces, accessories and paintings. This social initiative has been taken up by Kalagram and the artefacts are not very expensive. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Included.

Day 5: JAIPUR, THE PINK CITY
Enthralling, historical Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state, Rajasthan. Renowned globally for its colored gems, the capital city of Rajasthan combines the allure of its ancient history with all the advantages of a metropolis. Since the color pink was symbolic of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the entire city pink. The pink that colors the city makes for a marvelous spectacle to behold. The morning is fresh as ever for you, and this is when you will have an excursion to Amer Fort. This palace is laid out over four layers and sits beside the shimmering Maota Lake. Afterwards stop for picture at the Maharaja's City Palace (the home of the erstwhile royal family), Hawa Mahal (the Palace of winds) and visit the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar space observatory. EVENING WITH LOCAL FAMILY & COOKING CLASS Spend evening with the local family. It’s a great way to have a local experience in Jaipur. You will experience a great insight into the lifestyle of Indian family. You will be part of a cooking class with the local family. Get a taste of true Indian hospitality thanks to this cooking lesson and meal in the home of a local family. You will learn few local dishes and how to prepare them with fresh ingredients. End the experience by enjoying your meal, accompanied by lots of lively conversation, with the family. Return to your hotel and live a memorable night. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Included.
Day 6: JAIPUR - COCHIN (KOCHI), KERALA
This Morning after breakfast checkout from your hotel and at appropriate time you will be transferred to Jaipur airport for your flight to Cochin (Kochi). Upon arrival in the God’s Own Country at Kochi, one of our representatives will assist you with hotel transfers. KATHAKALI DANCE Add a cultural tinge to the evening with a Kathakali dance performance at a popular cultural centre in Fort Kochi. The, colourful dance is not merely a dance. It is an art form that comprises powerful storytelling with ritual, drama, and music. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 7: COCHIN (KOCHI), ANTIQUES SHOPPING & EVENING WITH LOCAL FAMILY
Your second day of the tour starts with a delicious breakfast followed by a guided sightseeing tour of Kochi/Cochin. Explore St. Francis Church- the oldest church in India, the imposing Santa Cruz basilica built by the Portuguese, the heritage sites of Fort Kochi and shop for antiques and spices. Chinese fishing nets, the Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue are other highlights of the tour. You will have several opportunities to find prized souvenirs such as spices and antiques while shopping at Jew Street. EVENING WITH LOCAL FAMILY & COOKING CLASS Spend evening with the local family. It’s a great way to have a local experience in Kochi. You will experience a great insight into the lifestyle of Indian family. You will be part of a cooking class with the local family. Get a taste of true Indian hospitality thanks to this cooking lesson and meal in the home of a local Kerala family. You will learn few local dishes and how to prepare them with fresh ingredients. Enjoy a traditional vegetarian meal served on a banana leaf. End the experience by enjoying your meal, accompanied by lots of lively conversation, with the family. Return to your hotel and live a memorable night. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Included.
Day 8: MUNNAR, SCENIC DRIVE
Scenic drive from Kochi to Munnar is the highlight of the third day. Have breakfast and head to Munnar, probably one of the most enchanting hill stations in South India. Drive through lofty mountains of Western Ghats and admire the natural beauty of rolling hills and green valleys. Spend some time at the stunning Valara Waterfall while travelling to Munnar. Rest of the evening is at leisure till next morning. Stay overnight at Hotel in Munnar. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 9: MUNNAR, NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, leave for Eravikulam National Park in the morning to see Nilgiri Tahr, a mountain goat found only in the Nilgiri Hills and the Western Ghats.  Later proceed to Mattupetty Dam and capture the captivating views. Activities like horse riding and boating add more fun to your visit to the Mattupetty Lake. The Shola Forests is sure to amaze thrill seekers and birdwatchers with its trekking and bird watching opportunities. View Point, Echo Point and Tea Gardens are other pit stops of the tour. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 10: THEKKADY, WILDLIFE BOAT RIDE
The day starts with a scenic drive to Periyar National park, Thekkady. The drive will take you through the lush agricultural areas and the Spice Market at Theni, which is one of the largest in South India. Later be a part of wildlife boat ride over the beautiful Periyar Lake in Periyar National Park, one of the prominent elephants and tiger reserves in India and admire the gorgeous natural surroundings. You can explore various species of animals and birds and might get a glimpse of wild elephants, tigers, boars and bison.  Overnight stay in Thekkady. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 11: KUMARAKOM, BACKWATERS HOUSEBOAT
Today, we will take you to Alleppey (Kumarakom), often referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’, with its meandering lagoons, coconut trees, endless rows of paddy fields.  Your stay will be in Backwaters Resort. After brief refresh, a smooth transfer will be provided to jetty point to embark on your excursion through the mesmerizing backwaters on a houseboat Undoubtedly, this houseboat cruise in the backwaters is the most outstanding highlight of a holiday in Kerala. It will be a unique and exclusive experience in your lifetime. You will be cruising along the village sides and paddy fields witnessing the core life of the Kerala villages. Spend your afternoon while sailing through the gorgeous backwaters of Kumarakom. Stay overnight in your backwaters resort. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.
Day 12: MARARI, BEACH RESORT
Post breakfast in houseboat, we will drive you to the stunning beach town of Marari. Marari Beach is a perfect location for holidaying with family or friends. The serenity and tranquility of this beach take beach lovers backwards in time. Mararikulam Fisherman Village Tour After brief refresh leave for the fisherman village tour.  A small fishing village in Kerala located just back from the long stretch of beach, Mararikulam is a destination where the way of life here has hardly changed in hundreds of years as the fishermen go out daily find their catch while the women look after the domestic chores. However it does also offers endless miles of superb sand beaches backed by swaying palms, virgin territory where you can stroll along for as long as you are inclined. Along with sightseeing, you get a chance to explore a number of fishermen and other villages including coir industry villages of Aleppey. Interact with the villagers, observe their daily activities, treat your eyes to the nature’s beauty and more. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing. Overnight stay in your beach resort. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 13: MARARI, BEACH RESORT
Today is all about relaxing and chilling out. Soak up and enjoy the serenity on the deserted sandy beaches. This beach in Kerala is eternal with coconut palm trees and golden sands. The indolent pace of local life makes vacationing near the Marari beach a reviving experience. Your day is free for leisure activities. You may choose to participate in an Ayurveda Massage. Roam around the beach as there are plenty of sightseeing places where you can spend some quality time with your loved ones. If you are there in the month of August, you may also try and enjoy Snake Boat Races. Adventure freaks can also choose for sea surfing, parasailing, water skiing, and deep-sea fishing. Overnight stay at resort. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 14: COCHIN, DEPARTURE
Check out from your hotel and get a transfer to Cochin International Airport. Board your return flight and fly back home with memories to cherish for life. Tour ends. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Accommodations

City

Standard

Deluxe

Luxury

Nights

Delhi

Hotel Clark International or Similar

Hotel Golden Grand or Similar

Hotel The Lalit or Similar

02

Jaipur

Hotel Gandharwa or Similar

Hotel Park Regis or Similar

Hotel Trident or Similar

02

Agra

Hotel Siris 18 or Similar

Hotel Fern or Similar

Hotel Radisson, Agra or Similar

01

Cochin

Hotel Cochin Palace or Similar

Hotel Trident Cochin or Similar

Hotel Radisson Blu or Similar

02

Munnar

Hotel Hill View Munnar or Similar

Hotel Tea Valley Resort or Similar

Hotel Blanket Hotel & Spa or Similar

02

Thekkady

Hotel Karar Garden or Similar

Hotel The Elephant Court or Similar

Hotel The Mountain Courtyard  or Similar

 

01

Houseboat

Deluxe Houseboat

Deluxe Houseboat

Luxury Houseboat

01

Marari Beach

Marari Green Villas or Similar

Hotel Abad Turtle Beach or Similar

Marari Beach-CGH Earth or Similar

02

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Inclusions
  • Garlanding welcome at the Airport in Delhi.
  • All arrival and departure transfers, sightseeing by an exclusive deluxe air-conditioned Car with chauffeur as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation at the specified hotels. 
  • Daily breakfast during your stay at all proposed destinations.
  • Services of English-speaking local tour guide during all sightseeing tours at Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Cochin.
  • Rickshaw/Battery Rickshaw ride to Chandi chowk and Khari Bowli spice market.
  • Jeep Ride in Amber Fort, Jaipur.
  • Evening with local family and dinner in Jaipur and Kochi.
  • Houseboat Ride In Kumarakom including Lunch.
  • Boat ride in Periyar.
  • Fisherman Village Tour.
  • Kathakali dance performance in Kochi.
  • Domestic flights as mentioned in the itinerary.
Exclusions
  • Entrance and Camera fees to the monuments and palaces.
  • Anything Not Mentioned in The Inclusions.
  • Porterage at Hotels and Airports, Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Liquors, Wine, Etc.
  • All Items of Personal Nature.
  • Any Cost Arising Due to Natural Calamities Like Landslides, Roadblocks, Etc.
  • Any Increase in Taxes or Fuel Leading to An Increase In Surface Transport.
  • Meals not specified in Itinerary.
  • Tips for staff, guide & driver. 
  • Domestic & International airfares. 
  • Optional, suggested, or unspecified activities. 
  • Insurance and Medi claim.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Visa costs.
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.
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