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Golden Triangle with Glimpses of Kerala

Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Abhaneri – Jaipur – Cochin – Thekkady – Kumarakom – Houseboat

Golden Triangle with Glimpses of Kerala

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  • Duration
    11 Nights / 12 Days
  • Destination Covered
    Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Abhaneri – Jaipur – Cochin – Thekkady – Kumarakom – Houseboat
  • Highlights
    Rickshaw ride in Delhi,Tonga Ride in Agra,Step of Wells visit, Elephant ride in Jaipur,Kathakali Dance witness in Cochin, Tea Estate visit, Boat ride at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit and Houseboat stay
  • Optional
    Cooking class in Delhi/Jaipur, Vintage Car / Chariot ride in Jaipur,Heritage walk in Delhi/Jaipur,Rajasthan folk dance with Dinner at Chokhi Dhani in Jaipur,Ayurveda treatments
  • Price
    On Request
    We can customise it as per your Requirement & Budget
  • Included
    Warm welcome in Typical Indian Style
    Assistance on arrival /departure and during Hotel check-in
    Hotel accommodation on Double sharing
    Daily breakfast at Hotel
    Air-conditioned Medium Sedan Car for 02 & Toyota Innova in case of 04 persons with knowledgeable driver for the entire tour
    Elephant ride at Amer fort – Jaipur
    Kathakali Dance witness in Cochin
    Tea Estate visit in Munnar
    Boat ride at Periyar Lake
    Spice and Plantation visit
    Houseboat stay with all meals
    Services of English speaking local knowledgeable guide during sightseeing
    Souvenir gift at the time of deparutre
    All applicable Government Taxes
  • Exclusions
    International / domestic airfare
    Monument entrance fee
    Tips to hotels, guide and driver
    Any drinks or meals other than mentioned above
    Any visa/insurance fees
    Any other services note specifed above
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Day 01: Arrive Delhi (By International flight)
Welcome to the capital of India – Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival at the airport by our tour executive who will escort you to the pre booked hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight stay in Delhi.
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Day 02: Delhi sightseeing

After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi Old Delhi - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting - Red Fort - The red sandstone walls of Lal Qila, the Red Fort, extend for two km and vary in height from 18 meters on the river side to 33 metres on the city side. Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. Jama Masjid - Jama Masjid The splendid mosque built by Muhammad Ali Shah in

the typical Mughal style with two minarets and three domes, lies to the west of the Hussainabad Imambara. Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Also, visit the Swami Narayan Temple and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara Proceed for the visit of New Delhi

New Delhi - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit:- Humayun's Tomb - Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, Humayun's Tomb is an early example of Mughal architecture built in Delhi. Lotus temple ( known as Bahai Temple), Qutub Minar - 13 km to the south of Connaught Circus at Lalkote of 8th century Tomor Rajputs, the 72.5 mts high Victory Pillar stands as a victory stand of a Muslim King Qutub-ud-din-Aibak in India. A drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, The President's Residence, and a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. End with the visit of the Lotus temple at the sunset Overnight at Delhi

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Day 03: Drive from Delhi to Agra

After an early breakfast, drive to the city of Taj (Agra) Arrive Agra and transfer to hotel

In the afternoon visit the The Agra fort - situated on the banks of Yamuna River, North West of the Taj Mahal, this majestic fort was started by the Emperor Akbar and it developed as a strong hold of the Mughal Empire, under successive generations. This majestic fortress of red sandstone encompasses within its 2.5 km long endosure walls,

the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many visionary palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan, audience halls such as the Dewan I Khas and two very beautiful mosques.

Later visit the Taj Mahal - a white marble Tomb build in 1631 - 1648, seat of the Mughal Empire by Shah Jahan for his wife, Arjuman Banu Begum or Mumtaz Mahal In the evening, free to explore the Agra's rich heritage of handicrafts and a marble making factory. Overnight in Agra
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Day 04: Drive from Agra to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri & Abhaneri enroute

After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Jaipur known as "pink city" and the capital of Rajasthan named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. Enroute visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, a place worth visiting to discover how once the city could have been which has now turned into ruins, situated 26 miles west of Agra, it was build at orders of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Proceed for Jaipur and the next halt is Abhaneri

Abhaneri is a small town village, situated at a distance of 95 kms before Jaipur, on Agra –Jaipur road. The place is popular for the amazing 'Baoris' (step wells) and Harshat Mata Temple. Famour Abhaneri Stepwell called Chand Baoli, belonging to the 11th century AD. This stepwells is a marvel of architecture & has beautifully carved panels inserted into the sides. The steps, in sets of 4 or 5, are in the shape of an inverted 'V'. The carved stone pillars, which are somewhat damaged now, were once strong enough for supporting pulleys to draw water. Several storeyed verandahs surround this beautiful stepwell. Also visit the Harshat Mata Goddess Temple nearby belonging to the 9th Century. Later proceed to Jaipur. On arrival check in at Hotel. Arrive Jaipur in the evening and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Jaipur

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Day 05: A day in Jaipur for visits
Today after a leisurely breakfast, take an excursion to the majestic Amber Fort. Take an elephant or jeep ride to ascend the hill on which the fort is situated. Later visit the City Palace and the Observatory and photo stop near the Palace of Winds, also known as Hawa Mahal. In the evening, you have the option to see an ethnic village. Overnight in Jaipur
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Day 06: Leave Jaipur for Delhi – Cochin (By flight)

After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, Later in time drive by surface to Delhi. Upon arrival straight transfer to Delhi airport to board flight for Cochin – gateway to Kerala – God’s Onw Country. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Cochin Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, you will be taken to a Kathakali dance center where you will witness the most elaborate of the dance forms in southern India. Here you will witness the artists readying themselves up with

the make up for the final performance. Back to Hotel. Overnight in Cochin.

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Day 07 : Agra – Cochin Sightseeing and Late Drive to Munnar

After a leisurely buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed for a half-day sightseeing tour of Cochin visiting Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing net & ST. Francis Church. Later drive by surface to Munnar - is the nature-lover’s paradise. Snuggling in the green and serene Kannan Devan Hills lays the quite and restful resort of Munnar. Panoramic views of low-flying clouds and mist filled valleys make it a pretty little heaven with a cool

bracing climate. It was opened up out of virgin forests a century ago by pioneering planters.

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Day 08: Munnar Sightseeing
This morning you will proceed on a sightseeing tour of the picturesque Munnar, visit RajaMalai, a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neel Thar (mountain goats), Muttupetty dam.Continue your tour to Echo Point. Late afternoon, you will go for a stroll in Tea Estates. Meet the local people engaged in tea Industry. Evening will be at leisure. Overnight in Munnar.
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Day 09: Munnar – Thekkady (Also called Periyar)

After buffet breakfast at the hotel you would be driven from Munnar to Thekkady, which is also known as Periyar. Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel. Afternoon, proceed to Periyar National Park to view the wildlife by boats. Set in the heart of the Cardamom Hills of Kerala the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve, offers a rare opportunity to enjoy South India’s wild life and beauty. The park has a picturesque lake at the

heart of the sanctuary. Herds of elephant and sambar, gaur and wild pigs and wander down to the lakeside and can be observed from the launches that cruise the lake. Periyar also harbours the leopard, wild dog, barking deer and mouse deer. On the rocky outcrops along the lake, monitor lizards can be seen basking in the sun.

Return to the hotel after your boat ride. Overnight in Thekkady.
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Day 10: Thekkady to Kumarakom drive, enroute Spice Plantation visit

After buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven to Kumarakom, which is located on the shores of the enchanting Vembanad Lake. Enroute stop to see the spice plantations. Later proceed to Kumarakom. Upon arrival in Kumarakom, proceed for check-in at your hotel. It is a beautiful town situated in the hills and is surrounded by some of the most fertile and beautiful scenery in the state with serene palm-fringed backwaters on the west and the Western Ghats on the east.

Late Afternoon proceed for a boat ride i.e. Sun set cruise on Vembanad Lake. You will come across many rare species of birds present in the Kumarakom bird sanctuary, returning to their nests with the sunset. Overnight in Kumarakom.

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Day 11: Today you will board Houseboat

Morning leisurely buffet breakfast in hotel. Rest of the morning free. In the afternoon check – out from the hotel and proceed to embankment point to board houseboat on an unforgettable journey to Alleppey , passing through the coconut-palmed canals. Rest of the day on Houseboat. Overnight stay in Houseboat.

Kumarakom is a centre for houseboat cruises. Traditionally, the houseboats were called Kettuvallam, which means a boat made by trying together pieces of wood. Unbelievable as it may sound, not a single nail is used in the making of a Kettuvallam. Jack wood planks are joined together with coir rope and then coated with black resin made from boiled cashew nuts shells.

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Day 12 : Disembark House boat at Alleppey Jetty and Drive to Cochin for onward flight
After breakfast Disembark Houseboat at Alleppey Jetty and you would be received our representative and then proceed to Cochin which is appox 60 kms away from Alleppey. Once arrived Cochin straight away transferred to the airport to board flight for onward destination.  

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