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Golden Triangle Tour with Kerala

Duration: (14N /15D )

Destination Covered: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Delhi, Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom , Alleppey, Cochin

Day 1     Delhi

Meet on arrival at Delhi Airport and transfer to hotel. Relax and overnight.

Day 2     Delhi

Morning breakfast, proceed for full day local sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi. Old Delhi - An ancient walled city. Visit Red Fort (visit only if security permits), the most opulent fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire, Raj Ghat- the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid-the largest mosque in India and Chandini Chowk- the bustling and colourful market of the old city. New Delhi-This city was designed and built by the British in the 1920's - a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. Visit Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, India Gate and Parliament House. Return to the hotel & overnight.

Day 3     Delhi / Agra

Morning breakfast, checkout and drive to Agra. On arrival check into hotel. Later proceed to visit Taj Mahal - Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial built to his beautiful wife Mumtaz. This monument took 22 years to complete. It was designed and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa, Agra Fort - Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. Return to the hotel & Overnight. (Taj Mahal remains closed on every Friday)

Day 4     Agra / Jaipur

Morning breakfast, checkout and drive to Jaipur, enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri - The deserted, red Sandstone City, emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It is a veritable fairytale city and it's "ruins" are in pristine condition. On arrival at Jaipur check into hotel. Relax and overnight.

Day 5     Jaipur

Morning breakfast, proceed to the dramatic hilltop fortress at Amber – ascend the imposing fort on a painted elephant visit. Later visit Hawa Mahal - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. It is a five-storeyed structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trellis work and elaborate balconies, Jantar Mantar Observatory - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country, Jaigarh Fort – which was mainly utilized as the defence system against the invaders. Return to the hotel & Overnight.

Day 6     Jaipur

Morning breakfast, free for shopping or optional tour. Evening free. Overnight.

Day 7     Jaipur / Cochin via Mumbai

Morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to airport. Meet on arrival at Cochin airport and transfer to hotel. Evening optional cultural show. and overnight.

Day 8     Cochin

Morning breakfast, proceed for sightseeing visit St. Francis Church - built completely of timber and later reconstructed in stone masonry, Pierce Leslie Bungalow - this charming mansion was the office of Pierce Leslie, this building reflects Portuguese, Dutch and local influences, Princess Street - the traditional meeting place and hangout of the jovial fun loving people of the area. Return to hotel and overnight.

Day 9      Cochin / Munnar

Morning breakfast checkout and proceed to Munnar - one of the most popular hill stations in India situated at the confluence of three mountain streams. On arrival check into resort/hotel lunch & later proceed for half day sightseeing, visit to Lock Heart Gap - this is an ideal place for adventure tourism and trekking. Echo Point - this scenic place gets its name from the natural echo phenomenon here. Echo Point is on the way to Top Station. Nyayamakad - is a land of breathtaking waterfalls. Return to resort/hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 10      Munnar

Morning breakfast and proceed for full day sightseeing, visit Anayirankal - it's a lush green carpet of tea plants. Pothamedu - offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. Tea Museum - Munnar is perhaps the choicest of places to preserve and showcase some of the exquisite and interesting aspects on the genesis and growth of tea plantations in Kerala's high ranges. Return to resort/hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 11      Munnar / Thekkady

Morning breakfast, check out and drive to Thekkady - the very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. En-route to Thekkady visit Power House Waterfalls-cascades down a steep rock 200m above sea level. On arrival check into the resort/hotel. Lunch and relax. Later on visit to The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - situated on the banks of the Periyar Lake - an artificial lake. Return to resort/hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 12      Thekkady / Kumarakom

Morning breakfast, checkout and drive to Kumarakom - an unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchating waterways and canals adorned with white lilies. Evening visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary - An enchanting backwater destination, which has spread across 14 acres, is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and ornithologist's paradise. Return to hotel and Overnight.

Day 13      Kumarakom

Morning breakfast, free day to relax at backwaters of Kerala. Overnight.

Day 14      Kumarakom / Alleppey – House Boat

Morning breakfast, check out and board House Boat. The Houseboat takes you around the backwaters of Kumarakom and Alleppey. All meals served on board. Relax and overnight on board.

Day 15      Alleppey / Cochin

Morning breakfast, checkout at Alleppy Jetty and drive to Cochin airport. Tour Ends.

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