Highlights of Tour :
Kerala is blessed with beautiful treasures of nature – beaches, backwaters and very pretty shores lined with mighty Coconut trees. On the other hand, northern cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur have several world famous monuments and structures erected by the former rulers (Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, Hawa Mahal etc.). When we bring these two together in a travel schedule then you will appreciate it thoroughly as North and South India make give you a widely diversified but integrated experience. Visit the famous monuments like Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Taj Mahal, Red Fort of Agra, Buland Darwaaza, India Gate, Qutub Minar etc while on the northern exploration and as soon as you come to south you will be getting a pleasurable visual treat at every stop especially the houseboat cruise that takes you through some strikingly impressive backdrops of Kerala.
As you arrive at Delhi, you will be warmly welcomed by our representatives who will transfer you to a pre-booked hotel. They will guide about your tour program and handed over all the tour related document. Freshen up in the hotel and spend the day engaging yourself in leisurely activities. Overnight in Delhi.
Post breakfast we will embark on sightseeing tour of Delhi. You will be taken to visit the pride of Old Delhi – Red Fort which is a massive fortress showing the grandeur of Mughal empire. Take a rickshaw ride from Red Fort to the adjoining ‘ever-busy’ Chandni Chowk. Two other places to see in Old Delhi are Rajghat (the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated) and Jama Masjid. Later, you will be taken for a tour of New Delhi: Temple of Baha’i faith – Lotus Temple(constructed in the shape of lotus flower), Rashtrapati Bhawan or the President’s official residence, India Gate, Qutub Minar etc. Overnight stay in Delhi.
You will be driven to Agra on day three of the trip and upon arrival you will be met by our officials who will take you to a hotel. Later in the afternoon, watch the most beautiful tribute given by a king to his beloved: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort or the Red Fort of Agra featuring several striking architectural features like grand halls and gardens, Tomb of Akbar, lovely lawns of Ram Bagh, Jama Masjid etc. Return to the hotel to spend your night there.
Morning transfer from Agra to Jaipur by a comfortable drive. Stopover at Fatehpur Sikri, the desolated city. Prime attractions here will be Buland Darwaaza (world’s largest gateway) and the well known Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chishti’s burial. Assisted check-in at a hotel on arrival at Jaipur. After having a fulfilling meal set out for an assisted exploration of the Pink city – Jaipur visiting Amber Fort (reach the fort by an elephant ride), Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal/Palace of Winds, Museum in City Palace and the ever spectacular Jantar Mantar. Also you can shop from markets like Johari Bazar and Bapu Bazar. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Come morning and you will be brought back to Delhi via road. Arrive at the hotel where your name has been pre-registered and spend your day relaxing in your private space or you can again take a quick tour of the capital city of India. Peaceful stay uptil the next morning at the hotel.
Check-out from the hotel with the help of our officials who will drop you to the airport afterwards so that you can board a flight in time for Trivandrum (earlier called as Thiruvananthapuram). On arrival at Trivandrum you will be again met by our officials who will take you to a hotel in Kovalam. Evening free to engage yourself in leisurely activities at the picturesque Kovalam beach. Night stay at the hotel in Kovalam.
This day will bring with itself the much needed relaxation from a hectic city life as you spend the whole day easing out at the Kovalam beach. You will be spell bound by scene as crystal clear waves shining under the warm sun rays will touch the sand creating music that’s very pleasant to hear. Come back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Full day sightseeing tour of Kanyakumari on day eighth. Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of the Indian mainland. Here three water bodies surrounding the Indian peninsula (Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean) converge. A guided visit of Kanyakumari will take you to the temple of Devi Kanya Kumari and Vivekananda Rock Memorial where Swami Vivekananda used to meditate. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Come morning, you will be driven to Alleppey after a hearty meal at the hotel in Kovalam. On arrival, check in at a hotel and then head towards Vali beach (a famous surf spot) for an adventure treat. You can also take some ayurvedic treatments and spas at a specialised resort where all the rooms are bathed in exotic fragrances and the aura is perfect for de-stressing yourself. Likely ride in the sunset cruise and visit to the nearby rural settlements. Overnight in Alleppey.
This day will be the most memorable one for you amongst all days of ‘Golden Triangle with Kerala Beaches tour’ because you board the houseboat and embark on a whole day and overnight cruise in the scenic backwaters of Kerala. The palm trees lining the stream of water will be an eye soothing backdrop. Stopovers at Kattandu, R-Block, Pathiramanal Islands and Vembanad Lake (longest lake in India) during the cruise.
Go off board the houseboat and kick off your day by an expedition in the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary situated at the banks of the Vembanad Lake. Bird Watchers, travellers and naturalists can come here to observe a wide variety of bird species. Have your breakfast afterwards and then transfer to Thekkady. Evening free at leisure. Reposeful night stay at the hotel booked for you in Thekkady.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is a well preserved wildlife sanctuary and the best known in South India (Kerala). It houses the Indian elephant, Bengal tigers and many more flora and fauna species. The landscape is such that it will captivate your senses and will leave you speechless. Boat ride on the lake inside wildlife sanctuary. If you wish, you can visit the nearby spice market where the fragrance of fresh spices will not fail to give you a high. Night stay at Thekkady.
Travel to Munnar in the morning. This is a small hill station famous for its expansive tea plantations looking like a large green carpet covering the ground. You will take with yourself the most beautiful pictures in your memory as Munnar is a spot offering visual bliss to the visitors. As you reach Munnar in the afternoon go for a small tour visiting the tea estates and taking a boat ride in the lake. Spend your night in ‘forever edenic’ Munnar.
From Munnar we transfer you to Cochin airport from where you board a flight back to Delhi. We hope that this tour will be a memorable one for you and will surely find a place in your list of happy reminiscences!