Golden Triangle with Kerala Backwaters

Golden Triangle with Kerala Backwaters

Duration :- 12 Days/ 11 Nights
Places Covered :- Cochin – Alleppey – Periyar – Madurai - Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Delhi

Golden Triangle Tour with Kerala Backwater will take you to Agra, Delhi, Jaipur and Kerala- The God's own Country. Enjoy the backwater on house boat which has all the facilities like a hotel and when you pass through the calm water, surrounded by dense forests it appears like heaven. Explore the historical places, Elephant ride at Amer Fort and legacies of Mughals in Agra with Rajasthan's Best Tour Planner.

Day 1: Cochin arrival
Day 2: Cochin
Day 3: Cochin – Alleppey (53 km)
Day 4: Alleppey
Day 5: Alleppey – Periyar (138 km)
Day 6: Periyar – Madurai - Delhi (by air)
Day 7: Delhi Sightseeing
Day 8: Delhi – Agra (210 km)
Day 9: Agra Sightseeing
Day 10: Agra – Jaipur (242 km)
Day 11: Jaipur Sightseeing
Day 12: Jaipur – Delhi (268 km)

Day 1: Cochin arrival
After your arrival at Cochin airport you will be welcomed by our representative. He will escort to your pre-booked hotel. Check into the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day.

Day 2: Cochin
Start your day with refreshing breakfast and after then visit Fort Kochi influenced by European architecture and the Dutch cottages which offers stunning view. Next visit Mattancherry Palace built by Portuguese, depicting scenes from Hindu epics, Jewish Synagogue with stunning interiors decorated by Chinese tiles and Chinese Fishing net which are found only in Cochin other than China. Later on stop by for prayer at Roman Catholic Basilica of Santa Cruz where you will awe-struck by the stained glass window and intricate carvings. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.    

Day 3: Cochin – Alleppey (53 km)
Post breakfast the tour will head towards Alleppey also known as “Venice of East”, famous for backwater and houseboat tours. Check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 4: Alleppey
Start your day with refreshing breakfast and after that visit Alleppey Beach and enjoy boat ride. Next enjoy Kerala Backwater where snake boat races are held and take a closer view through the houseboat and admire the nature’s beauty. This majical vista is surrounded by vivid vegetation, forests and a closer view of marine animals. After that visit, Vembanad Lake, a home to wide range of birds, marine and animal species. After mesmerizing views, return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.

Day 5: Alleppey – Periyar (138 km)
After having breakfast, you will be transferred to Periyar where you will enjoy wildlife safari at Periyar National Park. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to many wildlife species and is a great place for wildlife as well as nature lovers. Next visit Periyar River which offers you spectacular views of tea, coffee, cardamom and other spices plantation. Enjoy boat ride and then return back to the hotel for your dinner. Stay overnight.

Day 6: Periyar – Madurai - Delhi (by air)
After your arrival at Delhi airport you will be welcomed by our representatives. They will escort to your pre-booked hotel. On arrival, check into the hotel and spend rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 7: Delhi Sightseeing
In the morning after refreshing breakfast visit Qutub Minar one of the tallest masonry minarets in India built of sand stones & marbles and was built to celebrate success of Muslim rule in Delhi, Red Fort one of the legacies of Mughals and was residence of Mughals for many years, India Gate made to pay a tribute to soldiers who sacrificed their lives for nation, Lotus Temple also known as symbol of Peace and Baha’I House of Worship where you have to stay in peace with awe-inspiring architecture. Later on visit  Jama Masjid and Humayun’s Tomb reflecting Persian architecture and first garden-tomb in India. Later in the evening get ready to explore the streets of Chandni Chowk and Connaught Palace where you can buy souvenirs . Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 8: Delhi – Agra (210 km)
Post breakfast you will be transferred to Agra. On arrival, check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Stay overnight.

Day 9: Agra Sightseeing
Start your day with refreshing breakfast and enjoy the spectacular and breathtaking views of symbol of epitome love –Tajmahal during sunrise as sunrays add charm to its beauty. It situated on bank of river Yamuna and surrounded by lush green gardens where you can admire nature’s beauty. Next visit, Agra Fort with majestic gates and where Shah Jahan was held prisoner by his son and he took his last breath viewing Tajmahal he made for his beloved. Later on halt at Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah also known as Baby Taj or Draft of Jewel due to its architecture resemblance with Taj and its walls are encrusted with semi-precious stones. In the evening spend some quality time at Mehtab Bagh where the reflection of Tajmahal in the pond is stunning. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.

Day 10: Agra – Jaipur (242 km)
Post breakfast the tour will head towards Agra. En-route Fatehpur Sikri city built using red sand stones and was founded by Mughal Emperor Akbar. On reaching there visit Buland Darwaza one of the largest gateways of India built to celebrate victory of Akbar over Gujarat, Panch Mahal five storied building used to watch various entertainment programs , Diwan-I-Khas and Diwan-I-Aam which were public and private audience halls of Akbar. Next visit Jodha Bai Palace made for Queen’s of Akbar reflecting fusion of Rajput-Mughal architecture and Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti covered with intricate carved marble sheet. Continue your tour towards Agra. Check into the hotel and stay overnight.  

Day 11: Jaipur Sightseeing
After refreshing breakfast visit Amer Fort, brilliant masterpiece of Rajput architecture overlooking Maota Lake and comprises many palaces and famous temple of Sila Devi. Enjoy Elephant ride and the reflection of fort in Maota Lake, a sight to behold. Next visit Nahargarh Fort which affords spectacular view of the picturesque vista situated on hilltop, Hawa Mahal also known as Palace of Winds and was built for royal ladies, Jantar Mantar observatory which is used to study the movement of stars and constellation. Later on visit City Palace which reflects fusion of Rajput, Mughal and European style and comprises Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. Chandra Mahal is seven storied building and houses mesmerizing views of the vista, Mubarak Mahal now converted into museum where you will witness many stuffs related to former Kings. In the evening visit Birla Temple with stunning architecture made of pure white marbles. Return back to the hotel and relax.   

Day 12: Jaipur – Delhi (268 km)
Post breakfast you will be transferred to Delhi airport for your further journey.

Note: Tajmahal remains closed on Fridays

         Red Fort, Akshardham & Lotus Temple remains closed on Mondays

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation and meals will be provided on twin sharing basis.
  • Elephant ride at Amer Fort (one way only).
  • Well marinated transport with air-conditioned.
  • Well trained driver and tour guides.
  • Sightseeing charges.
  • Backwater in Kerala.

Exclusion:

  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra sightseeing charges.
  • Anything not included in the tour package.
  • Medical bills in case of any mishap.
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry etc.