Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Post scheduled arrival in Delhi IGI Airport, our representative will escort you to the designated hotel. After freshen up, spend rest of the day in leisure activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi – Full day City tour
Have breakfast in the hotel and thereafter we shall take you on guided tour of historic city. We will visit places in Old and Delhi including the majestic Red Fort, built of red sandstone by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1648;Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India; Rajghat -memorial to Mahatma Gandhi or Father of the Nation.
We shall take you Chandani Chowk established in Mughal era. You can enjoy a ride on cycle rickshaws.The rickshaw puller sits on a small cushion in the front and take two passengers on the seat through serpentine streets. Later, you will visit Rashtrapati Bhawan, once residence of the British Viceroys; glorious India Gate – a memorial constructed in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war, Humanyun’s Tomb -regarded a prototype of the famed Taj Mahal. It was built by emperor Humanyun’s wife and took eight years to complete.
In the evening we shall take you Janpath – the heart of the city where you can buy some souvenirs for your friends and relatives. Get back to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
(Red Fort is closed every Monday)
Day 03: Delhi – Agra (210Kms, 5Hrs drive)
Have an early breakfast in the hotel and proceed to Agra. It is small town located on the banks of river Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh. You are expected to reach Agra by 12:30-1pm. Check into the designated hotel. After freshen up our guide will take you for an excursion to Taj Mahal.
Also called the Seven Wonders of the World – Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1653 AD in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. It took 22 years to build this marvellous and magnificent monument with the help of 20,000 workers. Later, visit Agra Fort built by the great Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD followed by a visit to Tomb of Itimad–ud–Daula fort. It is also called a draft of Taj Mahal. You can explore the city on your own during rest of the time. Back to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
(Every Friday Taj Mahal is closed)
Day 04: Agra /Jaipur (245Kms, 5Hrs drive)
After having breakfast in the coffee shop of the hotel depart for next destination – Jaipur. Visit Fatehpur Sikri en route. It was established in 1569 by the great Mughal emperor Akbar as the capital of Mughal Empire. It was abandoned after 16 years due to lack of water and turmoil in the north-west areas of Rajputana. Akbar got constructed many magnificent buildings in this complex which are worth visiting. Major attractions of this place are Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti,Diwan-i- Aam and Panch Mahal among others.
After spending around two hours there is scheduled departure for Jaipur. Check into hotel after arrival at Jaipur in afternoon. After freshen up feel free to indulge in leisure activities, visit local markets to buy fascinating souvenirs for your relatives and friends. Back to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: In Jaipur – Full day City Tour
Post breakfast in the hotel we will take you for an excursion to the majestic Amber Fort. Take an elephant or jeep ride to ascend the hill on which the fort is situated.
Set in picturesque and rugged hills, the Amber Fort is a fascinating blend of Mughal architecture. It was constructed by Raja Mann Singh in 1592 and completed by Sawai Jai Singh. The fort is made up of red sand stone and white marble.
Later, head towards City Palace, a famous landmark which is spread over a large area and occupies one seventh of the city. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory made by the Maharaja of Jaipur. It has also been included in the list of world heritage sites by UNESCO. Shop till you drop in the local markets. Look for souvenirs, traditional Rajasthani attires, colourful artefacts and articles. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06: Jaipur / Goa (By Flight)
Have breakfast in the hotel and later head towards Jaipur Airport to board a flight to Goa. Our representative will greet you at the lounge and escort you to the designated hotel. Spend rest of the time in leisure activities. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 08: Goa (No transport Service)
Have breakfast in the hotel and spend rest of the day in leisure activities on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09: Goa / Cochin (by Flight)
Post breakfast in the hotel, spend day time in leisure activities till scheduled departure to airport to board a flight to Cochin. Reach hotel upon arrival. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Cochin – Full day City tour.
Have breakfast in the hotel. Later, step out for a guided city tour to visit Dutch Palace (closed on Friday), Jewish Synagogue (closed on Friday, Saturday and Jewish holidays), Chinese Fishing Net and Indo-Portuguese Museum.
Also, visit Lulu Shopping Mall – the largest shopping mall of India where you can bargain with vendors to buy clothes, shawls and handicraft among other articles. Enjoy Kathakali dance performance in evening.
Get back to hotel and stay there overnight.
Day 11: Cochin-Munnar (135Kms, 3hrs.drive)
After having breakfast in the hotel, drive down to Munnar – the only hilly destination in Kerala. Check into a hotel upon arrival. After freshen up, visit Devikulam. It is an idyllic hill station and surrounded by natural beauty and later visit Mattupetty Lake. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Munnar during rest of the day.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12: Munnar – Periyar (110Kms, 3.5Hrs drive)
After having breakfast, drive down to Periyar. Check into a hotel upon arrival. After freshen up, explore the Periyar Tiger Reserve, which is said to be a repository of rare endemic and endangered flora and fauna. It has major watershed of two important rivers of Kerala – Periyar and Pamba. Spread over an area of 777 square kilometres, Periyar is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India. Explore the wildlife on your own followed by boat ride in Periyar Lake. Get back to hotel and stay there overnight.
Day 13 Periyar – Alleppey (145Kms, 4 Hrs drive)
Post breakfast in the hotel, head towards Alleppey. It is a beautiful tourist village famous for its backwater. It has the largest backwater in Kerala and provides habitat to many marine and fresh water fish and other species. It is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, which is also a home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Check into a houseboat upon arrival. After freshen up, explore the enchanting backwater aligning palm trees. Enjoy the backwater cruise in the vast Vembanad Lake. Overnight stay in a houseboat.
Day 14: Alleppey – Cochin Airport (75Kms, 1.5Hrs drive) / Delhi (by Flight)
Have breakfast in the hotel day and spend rest of the time in leisure activities till scheduled departure to Cochin airport to board a flight to Delhi. Check into a hotel upon arrival and stay there overnight.
Day 15: Delhi – International Airport departure
Post breakfast in the hotel spend rest of the day in leisure activities till scheduled departure to airport to board a flight for respective destination. This concludes a tour of Golden Triangle with Kerala and Goa.