Golden Triangle with Kerala

Delhi | Agra | Jaipur | Kochi | Munnar | Madurai | Thekkady | Kumarakom | Backwaters Cruise | Mararikulam

For those short on time, or for those who want to see the highlights of Northern India this is the ideal journey. This famous Golden Triangle journey is one of the most popular routes connecting Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. A lot can be combined with this for any other journeys throughout India.Golden Triangle Tour with Kerala Tour is one of the famous Tour of India. The South of India has many attractions for the visitors. Explore the spice markets of Kochi before searching for wildlife from a cruise on Lake Periyar. Travel through the beautiful backwaters on board a converted rice barge before ending your trip relaxing on the beaches of the Indian Ocean.

Day 1NEW DELHI

Arrive in New Delhi `the Capital City of India`, in the early hours and transfer to the Hotel for a morning at leisure.
Late in the afternoon drive into the leafy avenues of New Delhi, along Rajpath, India Gate, Parliament House and the President`s residence. The tour includes visit to the Qutub Minar minaret and Unesco World Heritage Site `Humayun`s Tomb`.
Overnight is at The Oberoi / The Imperial / The Leela Palace.

Day 2 – NEW DELHI

After breakfast explore the Old City visiting Jama Masjid Mosque & rickshaw ride through teeming bazaars, drive past the impressive Red Fort and visit Rajghat `the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated`. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 3 – NEW DELHI/ AGRA

Transfer by road to Agra (250 kms / 3 hours). Catch a glimpse of the elegant Taj Mahal before you check into your hotel. Later visit the impressive Agra Fort. Overnight is at The Oberoi Amarvilas.

Day 4 – AGRA

Early morning visit the breathtaking Taj Mahal. Return to hotel for breakfast and later visit the impressive Red Fort. Rest of the day is free to enjoy the Hotel and its Spa. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 5 – AGRA/ JAIPUR

After breakfast start the drive to Jaipur (250 kms / 5 hours) stopping en-route to visit the 16th century site `Fatehpur Sikri (optional)`. Check into your hotel for 3 nights.

Day 6 – JAIPUR

This morning visit Amber Fort to view its extravagantly decorated halls and chambers. Later enjoy an elephant safari outside Jaipur followed by lunch at a camp. Afternoon is free to explore the bustling bazaars or to enjoy the Hotel and Spa. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 7 –  JAIPUR

This morning after breakfast we take half day City Tour, visiting the Architectural Marvels of this beautiful Pink city Jaipur. Later of the day is free to explore and shopping. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 8 –  JAIPUR / KOCHI

Following a leisurely breakfast & fly to Kochi. As you reach Kochi, our team members will receive you at the airport and arrange for the transfer to your hotel. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 9 – KOCHI

Arrive in Kochi (formerly Cochin) and transfer to the hotel. In the evening enjoy a sunset cruise to explore the busy harbor and surrounding tropical plantations.

Day 10 – KOCHI

This morning explore this bustling port including its spice markets, the Dutch Palace, St.Francis Church and the famous chinese fishing nets. In the evening enjoy the famous Kathakali dance performance.

Day 11KOCHI / MUNNAR

Drive to Munnar (150kms / 4 hours), a charming little hill station, for a 2 night stay at a delightful private estate.

Day 12 – MUNNAR

Enjoy a full day exploring Windermere Estate. Surrounded by cardoman and tea plantations, take a trek to see the flora and fauna of this wonderful region.

Day 13 MUNNAR / MADURAI

A dramatic drive this morning after breakfast takes you across rolling hills to the escarpment of the Western Ghats (170kms / 5 hours). Descend to the different world of Tamil Nadu where you will experience the mysteries of the massive Meenakshi Temple.

Day 14MADURAI / THEKKADY

Travel across rural plains and back to the hills (137 kms / 4 hours). Late afternoon enjoy a session of elephant bathing.

Day 15 – THEKKADY / KUMARAKOM

Early morning enjoy nature walk and after breakfast drive to the picturesque backwaters at Kumarakom (130 kms / 4 hours).

Day 16 – KUMARAKOM

A full day at leisure to explore Kumarakom or sample an ayurvedic massage at the Spa.

Day 17BACKWATER CRUISE

Today you will set off for a relaxing backwater cruise aboard a beautifully converted, simple but comfortable rice barge.

Day 18KUMARAKOM / MARARIKULAM

Transfer by road (90kms / 2 hours) to the delightful waterside village of Mararikulam which will be your home for the next 2 nights.

Day 19MARARIKULAM

The fishing village of Mararikulam is located an hour south of Kochi. Enjoy a relaxing day on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Additional nights can be arranged if required.

Day 20 – MARARIKULAM / DEPARTURE HOME

This morning drive straight to Kochi Airport (100 kms / 3 hours) to connect with your International homeward flight.