Golden Triangle with Serene Kerala

Golden Triangle with Serene Kerala

15 Nights/16 Days

Private Tour
Private Tour
Meals
Meals

15 breakfasts

1 lunch

5 dinners included

Max Group Size
Private Car/Driver

Escorted by fully air-conditioned
Private car with English speaking driver/guide

Attractions
Old & New Delhi SightseeingTaj MahalTiger SafarisGrand Palaces/FortsColourful CultureIndian Cuisine Cooking ClassesAncient TemplesUNESCO World Heritage SitesTea EstatesKerala BackwatersHouseboat TourJungle SafarisSpice PlantationsKathakali DanceAyurvedic Massages
Trip Route
Delhi Agra Fatehpur Sikri Ranthambhore Jaipur Flight to Cochin (Kochi) Munnar Periyar (Thekkady) Alleppey Kumarakom (Houseboat) Cochin (Kochi) Flight to Delhi
Itinerary
Golden Triangle with Serene Kerala Route Map
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 morning.
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. The first halt is Red Fort- declared as world heritage site by UNESCO. Advance to the Jama Masjid – standing at a whopping 135ft it is regarded as the biggest mosque in India.  Get back to the 300 years old real Mughal times of Old Delhi, and this is not possible if you do not go through the dingy and narrow by lanes and alleys. 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. It’s truly unbelievable to see that the spices which we normally see in small sachets & packets are here seen in big sacks & carts. A wholesale market with carts full of different spices and people busy negotiating the prices, it’s really a scene. 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. As you walk through the lanes and alleys, the feeling of Mughal architecture also takes your imagination by stride. Later enjoy visiting Famous Tea house to savour the exotic, characterful and fragrant teas. Lose yourself in its charm, be a part of a truly impeccable experience. and taste the different flavor of Masala Tea. Late afternoon you will visit Akshardham Temple – biggest Hindu temple of the world.   In the evening you 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. 
Day 3: New Delhi Tour
Welcome a new fresh morning in your life. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, and spruce up yourself for a tour of New Delhi.

This morning, you will be given almost 2 hours English guided walk tour of the streets of inner city of Paharganj and the area around New Delhi railway station, led by a child who was once living and working on the streets. The Salaam Baalak Trust City Walk is conducted by kids who used to live in the streets of Delhi before joining the Trust. The guides are adolescents who have been fully trained as local guides and who want to improve their communication and speaking skills. City Walk gets the children's stories heard, gives people a view of their world through their eyes. Over the years, thousands have taken the Walk and empowered a number of children, helping them to join mainstream life. Later, you will drive pass the imposing boulevards and buildings such as President’s Residence, India Gate, and many more in Lutyen’s Delhi (New Delhi). 

Next, visit Raj Ghat (Gandhi’s memorial), Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus temple and the 12th century Qutab Minar all through the day.

Later unwind and relax in your comfy hotel. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 4: Delhi – Agra, Tour Of Romance And Exaltation Begins At Agra
After breakfast, you 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.  Return to your hotel in the evening and relax overnight in the room.
Day 5: Agra - Ranthambhore
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. This momentary reflection of romance will captivate your heart by awe.    Return back to your hotel for a delectable breakfast, while a part of you is still living in romanticism. After breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive towards Ranthambhore, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri- a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was once the capital of Mughal Empire. Reach Ranthambhore by late afternoon and make a check in at your wildlife resort. Have the relaxing evening as you take the enjoyable retreat in an appetizing dinner.
Day 6: Ranthambhore, Living The Rustic Jungle Life
Early morning head for your first jungle safari in an open 4WD jeep in your ever-growing pursuit for animals and the imposing sight of tigers. If lucky, you may get a chance to see the king of the jungle trading the rugged terrains in his natural habitat.  After lunch and spending a brief leisure time, you continue with an afternoon jeep safari trail inside the jungle to get the chance to encounter the elusive tiger. Return back to your resort and enjoy a comfy stay all night.
Day 7: Ranthambhore – Jaipur
Morning after breakfast you will be transferred to The Pink City of India”. On arrival, make a check in at your hotel. In the evening visit ‘Chokhi Dhani”- an ethnic village resort. It is an excellent place to enjoy Rajasthani dishes and to observe village lifestyle and great cultural infusion. Don’t fail to be the part of delighted Puppet show, Magic show and cultural performances inside Chokhi Dhani. Here you will also have the option to enjoy Camel ride, Bullock cart ride and Elephant ride.
Day 8: Jaipur, The Pink City
The morning is fresh as ever for you, and this is when you will have an excursion to Amber Fort. You will be provided an elephant ride to ascend the Fort. Later, you may also visit ‘Mahout’s (Elephant owners) Colony’ to catch the tempting view of baby elephants. Afterwards visit the Maharaja's City Palace (the home of the erstwhile royal family) and Hawa Mahal (the Palace of winds).  As the evening sets in, be a part of a Cooking Class. Learn to cook local delicacies and relish your taste buds with these delectable dishes. Return to your hotel and live a memorable night.
Day 9: Jaipur – Flight To Cochin (Kochi), Welcome To God’s Own Country!!
At appropriate time you will be transferred to Jaipur airport to board 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. Unwind and relax at the hotel and in the evening, be a part of a Cooking Class at Fort Kochi. Learn to cook local delicacies and relish your taste buds with these delectable dishes. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.  A Little About Kochi: The vibrant city of Kochi makes for a perfect destination for travelers looking to explore the rich past and breathtaking nature of Kerala. Small islands and peninsulas located along the Arabian Sea and popular highlights in Fort Kochi are just a glimpse of this amazing city. Being the commercial capital of Kerala, Kochi also allures a large number of business travelers as well.
Day 10: Cochin (Kochi), Antiques Shopping & Kathakali Dance
Your second day of the tour starts with a delicious breakfast followed by a guided sightseeing tour of Kochi/Cochin. The tour takes you to the best of the heritage sites in Fort Kochi. Besides exploring the fascinating history of the region, you can buy a range of souvenirs including antiques and spices. St. Francis Church, one of the oldest churches in India is the first highlight of the sightseeing tour. The body of the great explorer Vasco Da Gama was buried at this church but after a few years, his remains were taken to Lisbon. The next attraction on the list is Santa Cruz basilica, one of the eight basilicas in the God’s Own Country. You will also get an opportunity to take a closer look at the iconic Chinese fishing nets and visit the Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue. Enjoy street shopping at Jew Street for authentic spices and unique antiques. Spend evening at one of the popular cultural centres in Fort Kochi while enjoying the spectacular performances of Kathakali, a classical dance form comprising an interesting mix of music, dance, drama and ritual.  Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel. 
Day 11: Kochi – 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. It will take around four hours to reach Munnar from Kochi. Check-in at your hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 12: Munnar, National Park
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.
Day 13: Munnar – Periyar, Wildlife Cruise
On the fifth day, a picturesque drive to Periyar National Park takes you to one of the most lush jungles in India. Check-in at the hotel and later head to Periyar Lake for a memorable wildlife cruise. Rich flora and fauna and a variety of birds and animals promise an awe-inspiring experience. You might also get a glimpse of wild animals such as Elephants, Bisons, Nilgiri Langur and Sambar Deer.    Head back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 14: Periyar – Alleppey, Venice Of The East
Today, we will take you to Allepey, often referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’, with its meandering lagoons, coconut trees, endless rows of paddy fields. Once you reach this paradise, a smooth transfer will be provided to your fascinating backwaters resort. Visit Coir factory and Krishna Temple in the day and return to your resort for an overnight stay.
Day 15: Kumarakom, Luxury Houseboat
Have a delicious breakfast and check out from the resort in the afternoon to enjoy a stay at Kettuvallam, a beautifully decorated houseboat.   Get transferred to Kumarakom boat jetty point to embark on your excursion through the mesmerizing backwaters in Kettuvallam. Undoubtedly, this houseboat cruise in the backwaters is the most outstanding highlight of a holiday in Kerala. Enthralling sceneries created by the long stretches of the backwaters add more to the unique experience of staying in a luxury houseboat. Spend your day while sailing through the gorgeous backwaters of Kumarakom/Alleppey. Stay overnight in your luxury houseboat
Day 16: Kumarakom – Cochin Airport – Flight To Delhi:
Breakfast at the houseboat. Check out from your hotel and get a transfer to Cochin airport to board an evening flight to Delhi for your onward journey with memories to cherish for life. Tour ends.
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Golden Triangle with Serene Kerala

Tour Highlights

Delhi:

  • Tour of Old Delhi
  • Red Fort - UNESCO Heritage Site
  • Jama Masjid
  • Rickshaw ride tour of Chandni Chowk.
  • Anarkali Bazaar
  • Khari Baoli Spice Market
  • Famous Tea house - taste the different flavor of Masala Tea
  • Akshardham Temple – biggest Hindu temple of the world
  • New Delhi Tour
  • President’s Residence
  • India Gate
  • Lutyen’s Delhi
  • Raj Ghat (Gandhi’s memorial)
  • Humayun’s Tomb
  • Lotus temple
  • 12th century Qutab Minar

Agra:

  • Agra Fort - UNESCO Heritage Site
  • The Master piece Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world
  • Fatehpur Sikri- UNESCO Heritage Site

Ranthambhore National Park:

  • Early morning & Afternoon Tiger safaris of Ranthambhore

Jaipur:

  • Chokhi Dhani - Ethnic Village Resort
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort
  • Mahout’s (Elephant owners) Colony - Catch the tempting view of baby elephants
  • Maharaja's City Palace - Home of the erstwhile royal family
  • Hawa Mahal - Palace of winds
  • Traditional rajasthani cuisine cooking class

Cochin:

  • Francis Church- The oldest church in India
  • Santa Cruz basilica
  • Chinese fishing nets
  • Antiques Bazaar
  • Jewish Synagogue
  • Dutch Palace
  • Kathakali Dance

Munnar:

  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Mattupetty Dam & Lake
  • The Shola forests
  • Echo Point & View Point
  • Tea Gardens

Thekkady:

  • Ayurvedic massage
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Spice Plantations
  • Wildlife cruise over Periyar Lake

Alleppey:

  • Backwaters resort
  • Coir factory
  • Krishna Temple

Kumarakom:

  • Luxury Houseboat

Inclusions

  • Accommodation at the specified hotels.
  • Daily breakfast during your stay at all proposed destinations.
  • All meals i.e. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during your stay at Ranthambhore.
  • Cooking class with dinner in Jaipur.
  • Cooking class with dinner in Cochin.
  • Services of English speaking tour guide during all sightseeing tours.
  • Entrance fee, 2 Jungle safaris at Ranthambhore National Park.
  • Services of an English speaking Naturalist during the jungle safari tours.
  • Rickshaw ride to Chandi chowk and Khari Bowli spice market.
  • Visit to Tea Estate in Munnar.
  • Boat safari trip to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Entrances to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Full body Ayurvedic massage.
  • Kathakali dance show tickets.
  • All Entrance fees to the monuments. 
  • Camera fees.
  • All arrival and departure transfers, sightseeing by an exclusive deluxe air-conditioned Toyota Eitios Car (for 2 persons), Toyota Innova Car (for 4 persons), Tempo Traveller (for 6/8 persons).
  • Airport pickup and transfers.
  • State tax, toll taxes and driver allowances.
  • Assistance at all pickup and departure points.
  • All applicable taxes.

Non-Inclusions

  • Any kind of personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills and beverages. 
  • It also does not include meals not specified.
  • International & Domestic airfares.
  • All Entrance fees to the monuments. 
  • Camera fees.
  • Visa Cost.
  • Optional, suggested or unspecified activities. 
  • Insurance and Medi claim.
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