Golden Triangle with Kerala backwater Tour

Duration: 14 Days/13 Nights
Places Covered: Delhi - Jaipur -Agra - Delhi - Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam
Below Given Itineraries can be Customised according to your Needs

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrival in Delhi and visit the city which has seen the rise and fall of many empires which have left behind a plethora of monuments that the grandeur and glory of bygone ages . A city which traces its history to Mahabharata for the city of Indraprastha,evolving through a rule of Mughals and Finally the Britishers. Night in Delhi. Overnight: Hotel (B)

Day 02 : Delhi
Today you will take full day sightseeing tour of New Delhi and Old Delhi New Delhi visit includes Qutab Minar, one of the earliest remains of Imperial Delhi (13th century AD) Humayun's Tomb-the fine monument believed to be forerunner of Taj Mehal, India Gata, the 42 metre high arch was raised as a memorial to soldiers, drives past Parliament House, President's House, Secretariat Building, Laxminarayan Temple and The Connaught Place.
Overnight: Hotel (B)

Day 03 : Delhi-Jaipur              By Road (259kms/5 hrs drive approx.)

Morning, after breakfast, leave by car for Jaipur and on arrival, transfer to Hotel.
Jaipur-The capital city of the state of Rajasthan is popularly known as the Pink City, from the pink coloured sandstone with which the buildings in its old, walled city are constructed. The town is in a desert-like landscape, surrounded by barren hills.

Afternoon, visit Jaipur City
Monuments : City Palace, Hawa Mahal Jantar Mantar,Jal Mahal,Central Museum, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Isar Lat or Swargasuli, Maharani ki Chhatri, Bazaars of Jaipur.
Overnight: Hotel (B)

Day 04 : Jaipur
After breakfast, visit Amber Fort, the former capital of the royal Rajputs. Few fail to be moved by the dramatic Rajput grandeur of this hilltop fortress-palace 11-km north of Jaipur. Set on the dry wrinkled Aravali Hills, and surrounded by fortified battlements, the palace straddles two sepia-hued tundra hills overlooking Maota Lake, and its sprawling crenellated walls lattice the surrounding hills. We will ride up to this hilltop palace on a caparisoned, painted elephant, passing through the ancient main gate where Maharajas of Jaipur have entered for four hundred years. Our guide will elaborate on the history of this architectural masterpiece with its mirror-studded alcoves, dazzling mosaics and water-cooled swings that delight today’s visitors as they did their former royal residents.
Elephant Ride at Amber Fort!!!

Late afternoon, drive to Choki Dhani & Enjoy Ethnic Village & Rajasthani Taste & Dance.
Overnight: Hotel (B)

Day 05 : Jaipur -Fatehpur Sikri -Agra          By Road
After breakfast, depart for Agra, en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri (40 kms.), built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Panch Mahal and other palaces.

Tonga Ride near Taj Mahal!!!
Evening, witness the magic of the ultimate symbol of Mughal achievement, The Taj Mahal at Sunset.  Taj Mahal, a dream etched in milky white pristine marble is the peerless monument portraying the beauty of eternal love! A commemoration of the memory of Shahjahan's beloved wife, Mumtaz. Taj Mahal is indeed India's rich tribute to womanhood. Renowned for its aesthetic beauty, this extravagant building of timeless beauty is the outcome of a unique combination of passion and architectural exuberance.

Day 06 :
Agra-Delhi                      By Road (204hrs/5hrs)
After breakfast,Visit Agra Fort - the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. This was the seat of Mughal rule and administration and the present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the wall s and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River. Shah Jehan added the impressive quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions

Later drive back to Delhi & transfer to the the hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure or free for shopping.
Overnight: Hotel (B)

Day 07 : Delhi - Cochin            By Flight
Cochin-Munnar         By Road (130kms/4-5hrs)

Meet & assistance upon arrival at Airport by our representative &  visit Cochin.

Half day city tour of Cochin.
Morning sightseeing visiting Fort Cochin, Jewish Synagouge, Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, Jew Town, Chinese fishing nets etc

After sightseeing, straight drive to Munnar. transfer to the hotel.

Day 08 : Munnar
After breakfast, enjoy the scenic beauty of Munnar with its marvelous waterfalls, lush tea gardens and high mountains with low flying clouds. This days sight seeing can including visit to Mattupetty for boating, Kundala dam, Eco-point, Top station, Indo-Swiss cattle farm etc.
You can also visit DEVIKULAM: An enchanting Hill station. The Sita Devi Lake with its mineral waters and picturesque surroundings. Powerhouse water falls, Anayirankal Dam.

Later visit,  Nyamakadu water falls, Anaimudy view (South India Highest peak – 8841 feet from sea level = 2695 meters) & Eravikulam National Park – RAJAMALAI- Where you can sea the rare species- Mountain Goat).
Overnight: Hotel (B)
Day 9 : Munnar-Thekkady By Road         (130 km/4 hrs)
After breakfast, proceed to Thekkady & transfer to the hotel.
Thekkady- The periyar wildlife sanctuary - Lying close to the plantations, in the rich jungles of periyar in thekkady is one of the world's most fascinating natural wildlife reserves - the periyar wildlife sanctuary, spread across 777 sq km, of which 360 is thick evergreen forest, the periyar wildlife sanctuary was declared a tiger reserve in 1978.

Day 10 : Thekkady
After an early breakfast, game viewing cruise on the Periyar Lake. Here you will be able to see a large variety of wildlife, which include elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar etc, and quite a lot of unique birds can also be spotted. Later visit, The Mangladevi Temple (12 km away), on the northern boundary of the reserve, the famous plantation town Peermede, named after the Sufi saint Peer Mohammed.

You can also visit Kumily: The quaint town of Kumily lies at a distance of about 4 km from Thekkady nestled in the realms of the majestic Cardamom Hills. The plantation town is surrounded by tea and spice plantations

You can also do so many things by your own:
Boating and Fishing: 
Trekking and Mountaineering: 
Elephant Safaris: 
Periyar Tiger trail: 
Plantation tours: 

Day 11 : Thekkady-Kumarakom      By Road (170kms/4hrs)
After breakfast check out from Hotel & drive to Kumarakom to embark on the houseboat Kavanatinkara Boat Jetty. Sit back and relax while the boat cruises through beautiful rivers and canals with palm trees, coconut trees, villages, paddy fields, churches etc. on either side. Experience the toddy outside. Enjoy the delicious and traditional Kerala food.
Overnight: Hotel (B)

Day 12: Arrive Alleppey-Kovalam      (190 Kms / 5-6hrs).
After breakfast enjoys a small cruise through the lake. Later at 0900 Hrs, boat arrives at Alleppey finishing point jetty. On arrival check out from houseboat and drive through the surface to Kovalam.
Kovalam beaches are beautiful and are natural. On arrival at Kovalam, check into Hotel. Enjoy with the Arabian waves touching your heart.
Rest of the day at leisure (Kovalam Beach) or You can enjoy the Ayurveda Treatment in the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel (B)

Day 13: Kovalam
Rest of the day at leisure (Kovalam Beach)
Overnight: Hotel (B)

Day 14 : Kovalam-Trivandrum          By Road (15kms/30mins)
After breakfast, drive to Trivandrum & visit day city tour including the Padmabha Swamy Temple, Kuthiramalika Palace Museum and the Napier Museum,
Evening, transfer to the airport to board your flight for onward journey.

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