Golden Triangle with South India Backwater

Golden Triangle with South India Backwater

Destinations :- Delhi - Agra – Jaipur – Delhi – Cochin - Munnar – Periyar Thekkaddy – Kumarakom – Alleppey - Kovalam – Trivandrum

Durations :- 12Nights / 13 Days

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The Iconic Golden Triangle with South India Backwaters is a rare perfect combination of some of best Tour Plans of India in which you will travel from the North India’s top destinations to the beautiful beaches and hill stations of Southern India.  Through this tour, you will experience the UNESCO World Heritage sites of India along with that you would also visit “God’s Own Country”- Kerala. 

Day 01: Arrival in Delhi (By flight)

On your arrival at New Delhi International Airport, our representative will traditionally welcome (Swagat) you and assist you in check-in to your pre booked hotel. Relax for a day after a long flight and prepare for the further trip. Here you have successfully completed your first day of Golden Triangle with South India Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Delhi

 

Day 02: Old Delhi and New Delhi sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Redfort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat (Mahatma Gandhi Museum), Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our professional Tour Guide and will be taken for the sight-seeing of Old and New Delhi.  Today’s highlights will be Redfort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar.  You tour will start from the Old Delhi and will end at New Delhi.  Delhi has two different faces the “old” and the “new” and each of her face will give you a complete different experience.  New Delhi offers you Modern Architecture, Luxury Hotels, classy café’s and bars, business centers. On the other side, the face of Old Delhi offers you splendid history of Delhi which served as the capital of Islamic India.  At the end of the tour return to your Hotel and relax.  Here you have successfully completed your second day of Golden Triangle with South India Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for leisure
Overnight at Delhi

 

Day 03: Delhi – Agra (Approx 220 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Itmad-ud-Daula.

Early morning check-out from the hotel and drive to Agra. On your arrival at Agra, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and take a short break here.  After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Agra sightseeing.  Today’s Tour Highlights will be Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Itmad-ud-Daula Fort.

Taj Mahal: Visit the most beautiful monument of India and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Taj Mahal.  It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.  The Taj Mahal is a must sight-seeing for all visitors to India and one of the most beautiful architectural achievements in the world.  It is considered to be a symbol of enduring love.  Taj Mahal is made up of opulent white marble and is a symbol of sentiments, purity and simplicity. This is the only monuments which has touched the hearts of people from all corners of the world.

Important Note: Taj Mahal remains closed in every Friday

After visiting Taj Mahal, we will take a short break for Lunch and then visit the other monuments. 
Agra Fort: After lunch we will proceed for Agra Fort.  This fort was constructed by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D and it includes much other architecture like the Moti Masjid and Musanman Burj.  It is believed that Shah Jahan was imprisoned and died here.

Itmad-ud-Daula Fort: Itmad-ud-Daula Fort also sometimes described as Jewel box and is a Mughal mausoleum located in the city of Agra.  It is also famous with another name Baby Taj as it is often regarded as a draft of the Tāj Mahal.

In the evening, visit the local market to experience the fine Marble Art work which is still being done in Agra by the descendants of the families of builders and artists of the Taj Mahal.  

At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your third day of Golden Triangle with South India Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for leisure
Overnight stay at Agra

 

Day 04: Agra – Jaipur via Fateh Pur Sikri (Approx 250 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Fateh Pur Sikri, Jaipur City Palace and Jantar Mantar.

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Jaipur.  En-route we will visit Fateh Pur Sikri. 

Fatehpur Sikri is a fascinating ghost city and it was built in the 16th century. It is located at a distance of 37kms from Agra City.  Mughal Emperor Akbar, at the age of 26 years did not have a successor and founded this historical site, Fatehpur Sikri.   He went to a saint called Shaikh Salim Chishti who used to live in a city called Sikri. His blessing gave Akbar 3 sons. In return as a gesture, Akbar built a whole new city in Sikri. Akbar named this new capital Fatehpur Sikri or the City of Victory. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor. 

On your arrival at Jaipur, check-in at your pre-reserved Hotel and take a short break for freshen-up.  After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide for the local sightseeing of Jaipur and the tour highlights will be Jaipur City Palace and Jantar Mantar. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your fourth day of Golden Triangle with South India Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Jaipur

 

Day 05: Jaipur Sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal & Laxminarayan Temple

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Jaipur sightseeing.  Today’s highlights will be Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal and Laxminarayan Temple.  In the afternoon take a short break for your Lunch at a Restaurant and continue for the rest of the sightseeing.  

At the end of the tour return to your hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your fifth day of Golden Triangle with South India Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Jaipur

 

Day 06: Jaipur – Delhi (By Flight)

After Breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Delhi.  On your arrival in Delhi, you will be taken to your pre-booked Hotel.  Check-in and relax.  Here you have successfully completed your sixth day of Golden Triangle with South India Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.  (You may choose to explore nearby market by taken a short walk to the surrounding of your Hotel or may choose to relax and prepare for the onward journey. 

Overnight at Delhi

 

Day 07: Delhi - Cochin (By flight)

Tour Highlights: Kochi Fort, Jew Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Marine Drive and Chinese Fishing Nets

After Breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to the Airport to board your flight to Kochi/ Cochin.  On your arrival at Kochi, our representative will pick you up from the Airport and will take you to your pre-booked Hotel.  After Lunch, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will proceed for local sightseeing of Kochi. Today’s tour highlights will be Kochi Fort, Jew Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Marine Drive and Chinese Fishing Nets. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your seventh day of Golden Triangle with South India Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Kochi

 

Day 08: Kochi – Munnar (Approx 130 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Mattupetty Dam and Dairy Farms, Kundala Lake

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Munnar.  The journey from Kochi to Munnar is a lovely one.  The scenery is quite interesting and the landscapes gradually changes from plain to hilly terrain.  You will be welcomed by Lush Green plantations on the hills while entering Munnar.  On your arrival at Munnar, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for the local sightseeing.  In the afternoon, take your Lunch on a hill side nice restaurant and enjoy the beauty of Munnar.  After Lunch, continue with the sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your eighth day of Golden Triangle with South India Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Munnar

 

Day 09: Munnar - Periyar/Thekkaddy (Approx 90 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, World Spice and Ayurvedic Garden, Mullaperiyar Dam

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Periyar/Thekkaddy.  The journey from Munnar to Thekkaddy offers diverse attractions like Mountain Treks, Dams and Spice Plantation etc. On your arrival in Thekkaddy, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for the local sightseeing.  In the afternoon, take your Lunch in a nice restaurant and enjoy the beauty of Thekkaddy.  After Lunch, continue with the sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your ninth day of Golden Triangle with South India Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Thekkaddy

 

Day 10: Periyar/Thekkaddy – Kumarakom (Approx 140 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

Early morning check-out from your Hotel in Thekkaddy and drive to Kumarakom. On your arrival at Kumarakom, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for local sightseeing of Kumarakom.  The stretch of backwaters in Kumarakom is spread over 900 sq. Kms.  You may choose a motor boat or a house boat to experience the beauty of this backwater glory.  In the afternoon, take your lunch in a nice restaurant facing backwaters and continue for the rest of the sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your tenth day of Golden Triangle with South India Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Kumarakom

 

Day 11: Kumarakom –Alleppey (Approx 50 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Houseboat

After Breakfast, check out from the hotel and then drive to Alleppey.  On your arrival at Alleppey, our representative will assist you for your check-in at the House Boat. Day is free for leisure.  You will cruise in and around Alleppey and will see daily life of village surrounding Alleppey.  All your meals will be served on Board. Here you have successfully completed your eleventh day of Golden Triangle with South India Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure
Overnight at Houseboat

 

Day 12: Alleppey – Kovalam (Approx 180 Kms)

Tour Highlights: The Light House, Karamana River, Valiyathura Pier.

After Breakfast, check out from the House Boat and drive to Kovalam.  On your arrival at Kovalam, check-in at your pre-booked Hotel and freshen-up.  After Lunch, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for a sightseeing of Kovalam.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your twelfth day of Golden Triangle with South India Backwater Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Kovalam

 

Day 13: Kovalam – Trivandrum (Approx 20 Kms) - Departure (By flight)

After Breakfast, check out from the hotel and then transfers to Trivandrum Airport for your onward flight to your Country or to your next Destination. 

Here you have successfully completed your Best of South India Tour.  We sincerely thank you for choosing Trip India for your travel arrangements and we appreciate your patronage and wish you for a safe journey.

 

Hotels Accommodations Envisaged:-

Subject to availability at the time of booking or else similar hotels will be suggested:-

Destinations  Deluxe  Hotel    Premium Hotel Luxury Hotel
Delhi Hotel Grand Sartaj/ Similar Hotel Royal Plaza / Similar Hotel The Lalit / Similar
Agra Hotel Siris 18 / Similar Clark’s Shiraz / Similar Radisson Agra / Similar
Jaipur Hotel Maharani Palace / Similar Hotel Lemon Tree / Similar Hotel Marriott Jaipur / Similar
Delhi Hotel Grand Sartaj / Similar Hotel Royal Plaza / Similar Hotel The Lalit / Similar
Cochin Bolgatty Island Resort/similar Abad Atrium /Similar Beaurmonde The Fern/Similar
Munnar Abad Copper Castle/Similar Ambady Estate/Similar Club Mahindra Lake View Munnar/Similar
Thekkaddy Abad Green Forest/Similar Cardamom County/Similar The Elephant Court/Similar
Kumarakom Ashirwad Heritage Resorts/Similar Abad Whispering Palms/Similar Coconut Lagoon Resort/Similar
Alleppey Houseboat Houseboat Houseboat
Kovalam Abad Harmonia Ayurveda Beach Resort, Kovalam/Similar Estuary Island Resort/Similar The Leela Kovalam Beach/Similar

Note:

  1. Group rates are available on request. contact
  2. Above mentioned package cost is valid on minimum Two Person Basic.
  3. High Season – Any Fair / Festival / New Year / Christmas surcharge are additional

Cost Includes:

  1. Accommodation for 12Nights / on twin / double sharing basis.
  2. Daily buffet breakfast at all hotels.
  3. Transportation by private air-conditioned car with driver for all arrivals, All arrivals, departures, sightseeing and inter-city drive as per the itinerary.
  4. Services of English speaking guide as per the itinerary above.
  5. Services of Trip India representative on all arrivals and departures.
  6. Escorted Evening Sightseeing at Ganga River Boating in Kolkata
  7. Fuel charges, toll tax, state tax & parking charge
  8. All presently applicable luxury taxes.

Cost does not Includes:

  1. Entrance fees at monuments/parks/museums.
  2. Items of personal nature like drinks on table, laundry, telephone bills etc.
  3. Meals other than mentioned above.
  4. Indian visa fees or international airfare / domestic flight fare / train ticket
  5. Still Camera or video charges levied by some monuments.
  6. Any other shopping and personal purchase.
  7. Medical Requirements on request.
  8. Service Tax as per government.
  9. Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

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