ABOUT THE TOUR
Being one of the oldest countries of the world, India presents a plethora of tourist attractions. A tourist visiting this country may fall in love with the unity in diversity that he will not be able to witness anywhere else in the world. Starting from the huge Himalayas to the holy Ganges or the rugged villages to the modernized city, one can find different kind of lives, living happily in this country. The past of this country can still be acknowledged from the ancient forts and palaces, which are still safely standing in their positions, reflecting the lifestyle of the kings and queens together with the culture that prevailed in India in those periods.
The Golden Triangle with Goa and Kerala
tour package is specially designed to give its guests an opportunity to get close to all the variations of the incredible country, India. Together with three of the most historical cities of India viz. Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, this tour package enables you to visit Mumbai, Goa and Kerala too. Get a chance to visit the historical forts and palaces, bathe in the holy river, walk in the crowded lanes of the old city, enter into the age old caverns and gather souvenirs from the busy markets of India. In brief, this tour package enables you to know the culture and traditions of this wonderful country, together with letting you visit some of the most amazing monuments and temples of the world including the stunning Taj Mahal.
KEY FEATURES OF THE PACKAGE
Day 01 : Arrival in Delhi Enquire Now
- Sightseeing at Old Delhi and New Delhi
- Experience a traditional Indian rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.
- Watch a Live “Dances of India Show” in Delhi.
- Get a chance to visit the lovely Taj Mahal in Agra.
- Enter the Amber Fort in the most royal fashion by riding on the back of an elephant.
- Take part in the Aarti ceremony of the stunning Birla Mandir.
- Get a chance to visit the gorgeous Hanging Garden in Mumbai.
- Experience the fun at a harbor cruise in Cochin.
- Enjoy meals in a houseboat.
- Nature trek and boat ride at Periyar.
- An English speaking guide for your complete tour in India.
- First class staying services in all the cities that you visit during your tour.
As soon as you catch your flight and reach the international airport of Delhi, you will be greeted by our company representative, who will safely transfer you to the city hotel after clearing all the required formalities at the airport. He will take care that your luggage is carefully transferred into your room as soon as possible.
In the way to hotel, he will explain you about the fun and excitement that you are going to face in this tour. He will also talk to you about the Indian culture and traditions, when you could easily feel his words looking out of the window of your car, where you would find the people of the capital city of India busy in their daily schedules.
After you reach your room, you will be provided your meal. You might be tired of a long journey to India, so refresh yourself and have some rest. This will make you feel better in the coming days of your tour.
Overnight will be at Delhi.
Day 02 : In Delhi
This is the first day of your exciting Golden Triangle with Goa and Kerala
tour. So get up early in the morning and have your breakfast. We will start with sightseeing in Old Delhi and end in New Delhi, today. A special luxury deluxe bus will be host, who will carry you the entire day, giving you first class comfort. The bus starts and so does your tour!
While sitting in the bus, you will be able to see the busy streets of Delhi, full of life and colors. We will stop at Raj Ghat, which is the place where Mahatama Gandhi, an Indian hero was cremated. This is nothing less than a holy place for all the Indians, who have still left this man alive in their hearts. Next we move towards the famous fort and palace of the Mughal Empire – The Red Fort. This is a special area in Delhi and one of the favourite tourist spot too. After Red Fort or “Lal Kila”, as it is called by the locals, we heed towards the largest mosque of the world, where every Muslim from all around the world dream to be. You would be amazed to see the crowd near to the “Masjid”, which is a usual site here.Enquire Now
After Old Delhi, the bus will take you to the other part of Delhi, which is New Delhi, a more modernized place than its counterpart. We start with the tallest brick tower of the world – the Qutub Minar. It is a beautiful experience to look at this tall minaret, which was built in the period, when the Mughals used to rule India. After spending some time in this stunning minaret, we will drive pass the imposing India gate, the Parliament and the President’s house. If time permits, you will be taken to the famous Lotus Temple in the city, which is exactly built in the shape of a lotus.
After enjoying all the historical spots of Delhi, the package gives you something more to be excited of. There is a lovely “Dances of India Show”, specially organized for you, where you can come close to Indian style of dancing.
Overnight will be at Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi – Agra
Have your breakfast and set yourself ready for Agra, the city of the world-famous Taj Mahal. It would be a 200 km long journey by road. In your way, you will be told a bit about the history regarding this artistic city of India. Once said to be small village, this city was completely remodeled by the two great Mughal emperors – Akbar and Shah Jahan. They renamed this city, Dar-ul-Khilafat, which signifies the seat of the Emperor.
Once you reach Agra, check in your hotel and have your lunch. We will be visiting some of the best artistic monuments of the world today. So, be ready as soon as possible. We will start with, what you were waiting for so long. Yes, the time has came, when you will be able to see the epitome of love, the stunning Taj Mahal, standing in front of your eyes. This would be a moment of your lifetime. Do not forget to capture some of these moments in your camera. While you move around the palace, you will be able to feel the love that the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan had for his wife, Mumtaj Mahal. Not soon than you have relaxed after watching the beauty of Taj, you will be taken to another historical fort, built by Akbar – the Agra Fort. It is totally made up of red sandstone and is really worth seeing place. Enquire Now
Also get a chance to visit the Baby Taj. The local people say that the interiors of this Taj is however better than the original one. Check it yourself.
Overnight will be at Agra.
Day 04 : Agra - Jaipur
Have your breakfast in the city hotel and prepare yourself for Jaipur, which is the capital of the beautiful state of India, Rajasthan. In our way to Jaipur, we will stop at a historical town, Fatehpur Sikri, built by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar in the 16th century. The king thought of making a super luxurious palace for himself at this very place. Though the maximum part of this palace is not in order today, there is enough, which can give you the feel about the lifestyle of the Mughal rulers in India.
After spending some time in Fatehpur Sikri, we will continue our journey to Jaipur. It will be a tiring 6 hours ride on the bus. So once you reach Jaipur, check in your hotel and relax.
In the evening, you will be taken to the lovely Birla Mandir of Jaipur. It’s a dream spot for all the Hindus. Participate in the Aarti ceremony in the evening and have fun looking at the interiors of “Mandir”, which are wonderfully designed.
Overnight will be at Jaipur.
Day 05 : In Jaipur Enquire Now
This day is meant for sightseeing in Jaipur, the pink city of India. We start with the classic Amber Fort, whose construction was initiated by Raja Man Singh I and finished by Raja Jai Singh I. The beautiful part in your visit to this fort would be your entrance, when you would be sitting on the back of an elephant. The interior and exterior of this fort palace is a result of the fusion of Hindu and Muslim styles. It is one of the most beautiful forts built by the Mughal rulers during their reign.
After Amber Fort, we will move towards the City Palace, which covers about one – seventh of the total area of the walled city. Inside this massive palace, you will be able to find the beautiful Chandra Mahal together with Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
Next we heed towards one the best conserved observatories, built by Raja Jai Singh II. You will be amazed to see that many of the astronomical units of this observatory are still in use. From here, we will move towards “Hawa Mahal”, the windy palace of Jaipur. It was built by Pratap Singh in 1799 and has more than 950 niches and windows in its entire structure.
Overnight will be at Jaipur.
Day 06 : Jaipur – Mumbai
Have your breakfast in the city hotel and set yourself ready for the flight to Mumbai. It would be early morning departure and you might reach Mumbai well within 2 hours. On reaching the capital of Maharashtra, you will be able to understand, what makes this city a bit different from the other cities of India. Formerly, known as Bombay, the people of this city are known for their “Bindas”, which means carefree attitude.
On reaching the roads of Mumbai, you would first see the lovely Gateway of India, which was built to memorialize the visit of the first ever British Monarch, King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. This lovely monument will start your sightseeing in Mumbai. You can also spend some time shopping in the Colaba area. Enquire Now
In the evening, we will go to enjoy the local culture at the Chowpatty Beach. It is one of those places in Mumbai, where people come with their family to have some picnic or enjoy their holiday. Being the only beach in the central part of Mumbai, the Chowpatty beach becomes the host to a lot of Hindu religious ceremonies including the Ganesh Chaturthi immersions.
Overnight will be at Mumbai.
Day 07 : In Mumbai
After having your breakfast, proceed for sightseeing in Mumbai. The first of so many worth seeing spots would be the Mumbai Fort. It is a wonderful place and the house to a number of impressive buildings. One of them is the St. John’s Church, which is dedicated to the warriors, who laid down their lives in the, 1838 Sindh Campaign. Next we visit the Marine Drive and the Hutama Chawk in Central Mumbai. The first one was built in 1920 on the land reclaimed from sea, while the latter one was built in 1869 in honour of a British Governor of Bombay, Sir Brtle Frere.
After this, we would move towards the famous Hanging Garden of Mumbai. Also called Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, this garden was built in 1880 and is located on the slope of a hill. The beautiful sight of the city that one can see from this garden is really impressive.
After spending some time in the Hanging Gardens, we will pass visiting Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai High court and the Rajabai Clock Tower. Enjoy shopping in the streets of this beautiful city of Bollywood.
Overnight will be at Mumbai.
Day 08: - Mumbai – Goa Enquire Now
Have your breakfast in the city hotel of Mumbai. Today we will catch our flight to Goa, the Rome of the East. It would be a one and a half hour flight in the noon.
Goa is known to be one of the favourite tourist spot in India, because of its enthralling beaches, never ending waters and supreme accommodation. It is located in the western coast of India and is surrounded by Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra in the North, Belgaum on the East, Karwar Districts of Karnataka on the South and the never ending Arabian Sea on the West.
Reach Goa and check in your hotel. Have your meal and relax.
Overnight will be at Goa.
Day 09 – 13 : In Goa
These four days in Goa is completely left for having fun and relaxing in the beaches of Goa. Together with the beaches you will be taken to the beautiful temples, churches, forts and palaces of the city.
One of the days you will be taken to the beaches of North Goa including the Vagator. Here you will be also able to climb the Chapora Fort, built in 18th century. The scene of the surrounding areas from the top of this fort can impress anybody. Also get a chance to enjoy nightlife at the Anjuna beach. The tour package also includes your visit to the Baga – Calangute - Candolim beach stretch in Goa.
Have a day visiting the churches of Old Goa, which will not only impress you being a holy place, but the Renaissance, Baroque, Iberian and Manuline style of architecture is also worth noticing. St. Cathedral is the largest church in the Asian continent and is built in the honour of St Catherine.
Have complete relaxed and fun-filled days in the beaches of Goa.
Day 14 : Goa – Cochin Enquire Now
Have your final breakfast in Goa during this tour and drive to the airport. Today, we will precede our tour to Cochin. It will be a 1 hour 15 minutes flight. The Portuguese settled here in the 15th century after Cochin became the first European town ship in India. Later on the Dutch took over the control of this place from the Portuguese and then lost to the British. Today, Cochin is primarily a commercial centre and major military base.
In the evening enjoy the harbour cruise and later watch the dolphins play in the water as the sun sets in.
Overnight will be at Cochin.
Day 15 : Cochin – Munnar
The next destination of this tour is the wonderful city of Munnar. The beauty of this city lies in high mountains, marvellous waterfalls and lovely atmosphere.
In the evening you will be taken for sightseeing in Munnar. We will start with one of the top peaks of Munnar – the Raja Malai. Once you look at the lovely tea gardens, which are spread long and far, you will be able to compare it with a green carpet that has covered the mountains.
Being situated at the convergence point of three mountain streams – Kundala, Nallathani, and Mudrapuzha, Munnar lies 1600 meters above sea level.
Overnight will be at Munnar.
Day 16 : In Munnar
Have your breakfast at the resort and then drive to Annamaudi, the highest peak of Munnar. If you are fond of trekking, then this is the ideal place for you. Do whatever you feel like. Have a full day enjoying the mountainous regions of Munnar.
Overnight will be at Munnar.
Day 17 : Munnar- Periyar Enquire Now
Drive to Thekkady (Periyar) after having your breakfast. Check in your hotel and relax a bit. Visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, which is said to have 360 sq Km of thick evergreen forest. This Sanctuary is situated on the banks of an artificial lake at Thekkady. Spend some beautiful time, capturing photographs of wild animals at close quarters. You will be also taken to visit the Mangla Devi Temple, which is completely made up of stone and lies in the middle of the forest.
After having your lunch, proceed for a boat cruise in the lake, from where you can safely see herds of elephants and other wild lives of the sanctuary.
Overnight will be at Periyar.
Day 18 : In Periyar
After having your breakfast at the resort, you can go to the National park in Periyar. Enjoy trekking the nature and in the afternoon go for visiting some spice plantations like pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, coffee and tea estates.
If wished you can move around the markets of Periyar in the evening, for purchasing some fragrant spices, which you would love taking back home.
Overnight will be at Periyar.
Day 19 : Thekkady – Kumarokom Enquire Now
Have your breakfast and then proceed to Kumarokom, an approximately 5 hour journey. The village of Kumarokom is a group of little islands on the Vembanad Lake. Visit the bird sanctuary of this cit, which is about 14 acres in area. The best way to visit this sanctuary is to travel by boat round the islands.
Kumarokom offers a lovely experience of boating and fishing to its tourists. After visiting the bird park, enjoy the luxury of the houseboat, which comforts you with all the modern facilities. You will be given your lunch and dinner in the houseboat, while you are exploring the fascinating beauty of Kumarokom.
Overnight will be at Kumarokom.
Day 20 : Aleppey – Cochin
After having your breakfast in the houseboat, you will be taken to Aleppey, which is famous for its boat races, fishes, lakes and houseboats. Enjoy the short drive through the villages and markets over the numerous bridges to Cochin.
After reaching Cochin, set yourself ready for sightseeing in this beautiful city. Some of the lovely sites that you are going to visit today are Chinese fishing nets at the Vasco Da Gama Square, St. Francis Church, Bastion Bungalow, Mattancherry Palace, Santa Cruz Basilica, etc. The Chinese fishing nets upright on bamboo poles and teak wood work on the principle of balance. They are said to be the first people, who settled here around 1450 A.D.
In the evening enjoy a Kathakali dance performance. This will enhance your knowledge regarding the Indian dance style.
Overnight will be at Cochin
Day 21 : Cochin – Delhi
Have your breakfast and then catch your flight to Delhi. Reach Delhi in the afternoon and then fly back home with sweet memories of this tour.