Golden Triangle Tour offers you an opportunity to visit the three most exotic destinations of India named as Delhi, the national capital; Agra, the city of Uttar Pradesh state and Jaipur (Pink City), the capital of Rajasthan. It is the best traversed circuit of India for first time travelers which will provide you the glimpse of the tradition, rich culture, royal heritage and history of India in a short span of time. 8 Nights 9 Days Golden Triangle Tour with Kerela Backwaters will mesmerize you by its unique charm, greenery and natural beauty.
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi
Upon your arrival at Delhi Airport, our representative will escort you to your hotel. You will visit Red Fort(World Heritage Site), Jama Masjid (one of the largest Mosques in India) and ride on cycle rikshaw over the narrow streets of Chandni Chowk which is the heart of the heritage of the Indian traditional society. Here you will feel like it’s a different world altogether. The area is famous for some local shopping and you can give your taste buds some delicious food at Gali Paranthe Wali. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Please note:- the Red Fort is closed on every Monday.
Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing
After your breakfast, you will visit the historical monuments- QutubMinar(tallest stone tower in India and one of the UNESCO Heritage sites), The India Gate(a war memorial), Rashtrapati Bhawan(official home of the President),Parliament House, Secretariat, Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb and Water Show at Akshardham Temple(Swaminarayan Temple).
Please note:- Akshardham temple is closed on every Monday.
Day 3: Delhi-Agra (Distance 233 Kms)
Post breakfast, you will leave for Agra and transfer to your hotel. Your Agra trip will begin with Agra fort which is also known as the Red Fort, one of the UNESCO Heritage sites. You will be mesmerized to see its style of architecture. Later, you will visit Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah also known as “Baby Taj”. Breathtaking work has been done on the marble dome and pillars. Next visit will be to Akbar’s Tomb, a historical piece of art. You may visit the local markets.
Day 4: Agra - Jaipur (Distance-240Kms) via Fatehpur Sikri
Early morning you will visit Taj Mahal where you can take beautiful pictures of stunning sunrise. It is a white marble architecture which was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a symbol of love for his beloved wife. After having breakfast, the tour will continue to Fatehpur Sikri, which is famous for its amazing architectural design. Here, you will see the following landmarks -the 54 metre high Buland Darwaza(also known as "Gate of Magnificence”), Jama Mosque, JodhaBai’s Palace, Tomb of Salim Chishti and Panch Mahal.
Please note:- the Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.
You will be escorted to Jaipur (also known as the Pink City) and transferred to the hotel. You may visit the local market which is famous for handicrafts, gems, stones, jewelry, blue pottery etc. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur Sightseeing
After breakfast, you will proceed to Amber Fort to enjoy a royal ride on an elephant up the hill to the entrance of the fort. These elephants are well decorated with traditional clothes and jewellery. Please note it is important to reach early to avoid standing in the queue. Alternatively, Amber Fort is also open for tourists in the evening where you can enjoy the light and sound show, which is about the history of Rajputana Kingdom. Later you will visit Jal Mahal(a palace situated in the middle of a lake), Jantar Mantar( an astronomical observatory),City Palace and Hawa Mahal (also known as the Palace of winds built with 953 small windows); Its purpose was to allow royal women to have a glance of street without being seen. You may visit Chokhi Dhani, a Village Resort which represents Rajasthan’s culture and tradition along with folk dances. Here you can relish the local cuisine- Dal Bati Churma. Stay at hotel overnight.
Day 6: Jaipur-Cochin by air
Post breakfast, you will board a flight from Jaipur to Cochin. Upon arrival, get assisted transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7: Cochin Sightseeing
After breakfast, you will look around some major city attractions like Chinese fishing nets which is a livelihood for many fishermen, St. Francis Church, Fort Kochi beach, Santa Cruz Basilica and Vasco House. The area is also famous for its local Kerala cuisines. From here, we drive to Jewish Synagogue, Jews Town and Dutch Palace in Mattancherry of Cochin. In the evening if time permits, you may visit the Kathakali centre, where you will enjoy watching the live drama and dance. Kathakali is a classical dance form based on the expressions, acting, music and dance. Drive back to the hotel for night stay in Cochin.
Day 8: Cochin-Munnar by road(Distance-130 Kms)
Take breakfast at the hotel and proceed towards our another destination, Munnar which is the hill station surrounded by rolling hills dotted with tea plantations established in the late 19th century. Lush green mountains and blue skies, makes it a perfect picturesque location. On arrival, check into the hotel.Later you will pay a visit to some famous sites such as Eravikulam (Rajamalai)National Park known for the endangered Nilgiri Tahr and the green mountains covered with tea plantations followed by Mattupetty, Eco point and Devikulam. In the evening, you will visit the Tea Museum, where you can enjoy the exotic flavours of fresh made tea. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 9: Munnar-Kumarakom by road(Distance-150Kms)
Post breakfast, you will head towards Kumarakom, a paradise famous for its Backwater Tourism. Upon arrival, you will transfer to the hotel and later enjoy the Backwater cruise in the beautiful houseboats. Overnight stay at the hotel/resort.
Day 10: Kumarakom Sightseeing
After breakfast, take an excursion to the bird sanctuary which is the home to several migratory birds such as Siberian Crane. Some other species include Snake bird Little Cormorant, Crow Pleasant, White-branded water hen and Tree Pie. The place is a paradise for bird-watcher and lover. Overnight stay at the hotel/resort.
Day 11: Kumarakom-Alleppey-Houseboat Cruise
Post breakfast, you will move towards Alleppey, another famous backwater destination from God's own country Kerala. Upon arrival, you will transfer to the House Boat which will take you to the majestic houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Kerala. While cruising over the houseboats, explore the life of the local people, selling vegetables, flowers in the small boats and carrying out their domestic activities. You can stop in between and explore the places on foot. Overnight stay at the House Boat.
Day 12: Alleppey to Cochin by road (Distance- 53Kms)-Delhi by air
In the morning, you will depart for Cochin Airport to board a flight to Delhi. Go ahead for your onward journey by taking beautiful memories of this tour with you.
Please note that this itinerary is just a suggested one. The Tour package can be customized as per your choice and budget. You can add/remove the places of your interest. Also, the duration of the tour can be customized as per your convenience. Your Suggestions are always welcome.