Golden & Emerald Triangle

11 Days / 10 Nights

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Cochin - Munnar - Kumarakom

Overview

This is one of the best choices for first-time visitors.

The Golden Triangle highlights Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, the three iconic cities that reflect the supreme excellence of Indian art and culture. Then travel south, the beautiful state of Kerala also called "God's Own Country". The Emerald Triangle Tour will surely enchant you with the natural beauty and the relaxing houseboat cruise on backwaters.

Highlights of this tour

* Cycle rickshaw ride in Old Delhi

* Musical Water Show at Akshardam Temple

* Visit the iconic Taj Mahal

* Short demonstration about marble and gems craftwork

* Experience the Rajasthan traditions

* Elephant ride to Amber Fort (optional)

* Explore the "Queen of Arabian Sea"

* Visit Tea gardens and Spice plantations

* Enjoy a relaxing houseboat day cruise on Kerala backwaters

Itinerary

This is a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific requirements for no extra cost. Contact us and we create your itinerary to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.


A visit to historic Delhi is a journey through waves of conquest.  Delhi is home to an amazing array of sights, events, and activities. New Delhi is the capital of India and combines old-world charm and modern life. 

Day 1 - Arrival to Delhi 
Our representative will receive you on arrival at the International Airport in Delhi and transfers to your hotel.
After freshening up in your hotel room, witness a darshan at Akshardam Temple, watch the musical Water Show.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.

Day 2 - Explore New and Old Delhi
After breakfast visit famous places like Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, Qutab Minar, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib temple, Bahai (Lotus) Temple.  Get the opportunity for shopping at the famous markets like Dilli Haat and Chandni Chowk, and buy authentic Indian crafts sold by craftsmen from all around India. Taste the different flavors of the Mughalai cuisine.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.

The Taj Mahal in Agra, known as the "Symbol of Love" and one of the seven wonders of the world, is the epitome of Moghul art. Other vestiges of the Moghul empire include tombs, mosques, and relics.

Day 3 - Travel to Agra, visit the Taj Mahal
After breakfast travel to Agra. Visit UNESCO Heritages, the Taj Mahal, known as the symbol of love and the Agra Fort known as the symbol of power, strength, and resilience.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra.

Jaipur, a city in the state of Rajasthan, was named after King Jai Singh in the 18th century.  His descendant, King Ram Singh, in 1876, had the entire city painted pink (a color that represents hospitality) when the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) visited. Jaipur has since been known as the Pink City. It continues to be the most hospitable city in India today and offers majestic forts, temples, palaces, monuments, and gardens for the tourist to explore. Jaipur is also known as the gem- and jewelry capital of the world.

Day 4 - Travel to Jaipur  
After breakfast travel to Jaipur, en-route visit Chand Baori stepwell. Freshen up in your hotel room, then visit a Haveli (traditional mansion) and enjoy a Rajasthani dinner with a local family.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.

Day 5 - Jaipur sightseeing
After breakfast set out with your private guide on a city tour of Jaipur, beginning at Hawa Mahal, the Palace of the Winds. Proceed to Amber and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the majestic Amber Fort, built from red sandstone and marble. After lunch see the City Palace and Jantar Mantar, an observatory with fascinating 18th-century instruments. Visit a colorful local market with your guide, then participate in a cooking demo and taste different Rajasthani specialties.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.

Cochin is the commercial capital of the Southern Indian State of Kerala, is sometimes referred to as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea'. Cochin proudly boasts a rich cultural heritage but is one of the most fast-paced and modern cities in India.

Day 6 - Fly to Cochin
After breakfast fly to Cochin. Our representative will receive you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After freshening up watch a traditional Kathakali dance performance.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Fort Kochi.

Day 7 - Fort Kochi sightseeing, travel to Munnar

After breakfast explore the tropical coastal city of Fort Kochi, where you discover an intriguing mix of cultural influences. Visit one of the oldest Jewish synagogues in India, decorated with blue ceramic Chinese tiles and surrounded by an aromatic spice market. Visit Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace) and St. Francis Church, both of which were erected by the Portuguese in the 16th century. At the entrance of Kochi harbor, see the Chinese fishing nets. After lunch travel to Munnar. You can stroll around and enjoy the peace and freshness of mountain air along with its breathtaking beauty.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Munnar.

Munnar is breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country, Kerala. The rolling hills around Munnar, South India's largest tea-growing region, are carpeted in emerald-green tea plantations, contoured, clipped and sculpted like ornamental hedges.

Day 8 - Tea gardens and Spice plantations
Do Yoga and meditation in the hotel, then explore a nearby village. Participate in cooking class, and after lunch explore the sprawling tea plantations, pristine valleys and mountains, exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests, and enjoy the aroma of spice scented cool air.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Munnar.

Kumarakom is a veritable cornucopia of travel pleasures that will mesmerize your senses. It is truly a paradise on earth. It is one of the foremost travel destinations on the planet and a crown jewel of Kerala tourism. Kumarakom backwaters are legendary, the palm trees and the exquisite houseboats are just an added advantage or flourishes to your vacation.


Day 9 - Travel to Kumarakom
After a leisurely breakfast, travel to Kumarakom. Relax in your hotel room and enjoy a sunset cruise on backwaters. 
Overnight stay at the hotel in Kumarakom.


Day 10 - Houseboat day cruise on backwaters
After breakfast board your private houseboat and relax while exploring backwaters sheltered by coconut palms, and taste traditional Kerala dishes on board.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Kumarakom.


Day 11 - End of Tour & Services
Our representative will escort you to Cochin Airport.


Cost of this tour per person

Luxury: From $4,420

Deluxe: From $3,050

Economy: From $2,170


Note: Above prices are subject to change accordingly to the hotels' different season rates.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in the selected category on sharing basis, 10 nights
  • Buffet breakfast in the hotel
  • English speaking chauffeur driven Air Conditioned private vehicle
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Professional English speaking private local guides
  • Other activities as per itinerary (Rickshaw ride, Houseboat cruise, Cooking class, Yoga, Cultural programs, etc)
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Bottles of mineral water during journeys
  • All government taxes, service charges, parking and toll fees
  • All applicable hotel taxes

Exclusions

  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • International and Domestic flights
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Pre- or post-night accommodation
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Personal nature expenses i.e. Telephone Calls, Laundry, Soft / Hard Drinks, etc.
  • Camera Fee at Monuments
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above

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