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GOLDEN  TRIANGLE  &  GODS  OWN  COUNTRY
18 Nights / 19 Days
Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Mumbai - Kochi - Munnar - Periyar -
Kumarakom - Allepey - Kovalam - Trivandrum - Mumbai.

 
 
 

 

DAY 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
trips to IndiaUpon arrival, you shall met & assisted with your baggages at the airport by our executive and transferred to prebooked hotel.

Delhi : India’s capital & a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind . The division between New & Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals of the British & the Moghuls respectively. So, wherever the visitor goes, he will invariably confront the citys’ past.

DAY 02 : DELHI
After breakfast, half day city tour of Old Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Built by Shah Jahan, the construction was started in 1844 and was not completed until 1658; Red Fort, which was also built by Shah Jehan. This massive fort was built from 1638 to 1648; Chandni Chowk and Rajghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Afternoon, city tour of New Delhi. Visit Humayuns Tomb : built in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture; Qutab Minar, drive past trips to IndiaIndia Gate, President House, Connaught Place. The city tour ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir).

DAY 03 : DELHI - AGRA                                            (203 KMS, 04-05 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast, drive to Agra.  Upon arrival, check-in at prebooked hotel. Afternoon, city tour of Agra : Visit Red fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private audiences amongst many other beautiful structues ; Itmad-ud-daulah, which was contructed by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628 and is very similar to the tomb she constructed for her husband, Jehangir, near Lahore in Pakistan; the highlight of the day - The Taj Mahal, which was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Contruction of the Taj began in 1631 and was not completed until 1653.

DAY 04 : AGRA - FATEHPUR SIKRI - JAIPUR    (240 KMS, 06-07 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast, leave for Jaipur, enroute visit the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri -  built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Moghuls, which was abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & other Palaces which are still preserved in its original glory. Continue drive to Jaipur.  Arrive Jaipur & trips to Indiacheck-in at prebooked hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

DAY 05 : JAIPUR
After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride from the foothills of the Aravallis to the fort entrance. Amber Fort : At a distance of 11 kms from Jaipur, Amber was the ancient capital of Jaipur state. Construction of the fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army and is a superb example of Rajput architecture. Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur. Visit the City Palace which has museum having an extensive collection of art, carpets, enamel ware and weapons; Jantar Mantar - the observatory built my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 and the façade of Hawa Mahal.

DAY 06 : JAIPUR - MUMBAI             (FLIGHT)
Early morning, transfer to the airport to board flight for Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai and transfer to prebooked hotel.
Afternoon, half day city tour of Mumbai - The city was called Bombay for much of the last four hundred years. The origin of the name is obscure, but is often said to come from the Portuguese phrase bom bahia meaning "good bay". The name Mumbai has been used in the main local languages for as long, and is ascribed to the local goddess, Mumba (ai means mother in Marathi). The name of the city was changed to Mumbai by an act of the parliament in 1997. Estimated to hold about 15 million people (a census is on in the years 2000-2001), the city has grown dramatically in the last fifty years. Mumbai is called the financial capital of India: the stock exchange is the primary stock exchange of the country; most large business houses have their corporate offices in this city. It also the primary center for the arts and the entertainment industry.

DAY 07 : MUMBAI - COCHIN            (FLIGHT)
After breakfast, excursion to Elephanta - About ten kilometers north east of Apollo Bunder lies the island of Elephanta, the gtrips to Indialorious abode of Lord Shiva. An epitome of Hindu cave culture, Elephanta consists of seven caves of which the most notable is the Mahesa-murti cave. It has a very impressive size with a main body of 27 meters square supported by rows of six columns each. The main temple consists of a large pillared mandapa (hall) and a freestanding square shrine at the west end of the hall. The pillars and reliefs in the cave are gigantic in scale. Set in various niches are a number of large reliefs depicting different aspects of Shaivaite iconography. Around the perimeter of the cave are sculptured compartments in this cave with images from the Hindu mythology. They depict Lord Shiva as Andhakasuravadha, impaling the demon of darkness, as Kalyanasundara-the gentle loving god, as Ardhanarishwara, Shiva and Shakti, male and female, Nataraja-Shiva as the cosmic dancer and as Ravana anugraha -the destroyer of enemies

Afternoon, transfer to the airport to board flight for Cochin. Arrive Cochin and transfer to prebooked hotel.
In the evening, witness Kathakali Dance Show.

DAY 08 : COCHIN - MUNNAR                 (140 KMS, 03 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast, half day sightseeing of Cochin including Asia's best preserved Synagouge, the Dutch Palace and the oldest European Church in India - the St. Francis Church where Vasco De Gama was originally buried. A leisurely walk through the Fort Cochin area which gives you a close look at the operation of the huge catileavered Chinese fishing nets introduced by Chinese traders which is still used in Kerala backwaters as a traditional way of fishing. Afternoon, leave for Munnar. Arrive Munnar and checkin at prebooked hotel.trips to India

DAY 09 : MUNNAR
After breakfast, sightseeing of Munnar. Visit the tea plantations, a tea factory (subject to permission being granted), the Eravikulam National Park - home of the endangered Nilgiri Thar (Ibex), followed by visit to the Mattupetty dam, the Indo Swiss Dairy farm, the Kundala Lake and other scenic spots.

DAY 10 : MUNNAR - PERIYAR             (100 KMS, 03 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast, leave for Periyar. Periyar has one of the world's most fascinating Natural wildlife reserves noted for its geography, diverse wildlife and scenic beauty. Arrive at Periyar and check in at  prebooked hotel. Later, boat ride on the Lake Periyar where one can have a unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. The greatest attraction of Periyar, however are the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake.

DAY 11 : PERIYAR - KUMARAKOM (140 KMS, 03-04 HRS DRIVE) - OVERNIGHT BACKWATER TRIP TILL ALLEPEY
After breakfast, leave for Kumarakom in time to board houseboat for overnight backwater trip till Allepey. On arrival in Kumarakom, commence an overnight houseboat cruise to Allepey, which gives one a fascinating insight into the life of a Keralan Backwater Village. As the boat glides along the backwaters one can see the daily life in the backwater villages. On the narrow strips of land, fisherman fishing, children swimming and playing in the water, women doing their daily chores, mobile shops in tiny canoes, the cultivation of paddy and it's harvesting (during harvest season), huge country barges ferrying the coconuts, rice, coir etc. Note : The cruise commences at 1300 hrs with lunch served onboard and continues till dusk. At dusk the boat will anchor in a wide waterway or lake for the night. (The backwaters close to boat traffic at dusk as the fisherman lay their nets in the backwaters. Other boats are not allowed to ply in the backwaters after dusk.) On the following day the cruise commences again after breakfast and you will be dropped at Allepey by 1000 hrs.

DAY 12 : ALLEPEY - KOVALAM             (174 KMS, 04-05 HRS DRIVE)
Checkout from the houseboat and proceed to Kovalam - The Kovalam beach situated 16 Km. south of Trivandrum city, is one of the best beaches in India. It's a must see destination of India. On account of it's natural location, it affords facilities for safe sea bath Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach of Kerela, with three adjacent crescent beaches.

Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach of Kerela, with three adjacent crescent beaches. Kovlam has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse - sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes, Catamaram cruising etc.

The tropical sun acts so fast that one can see the faint blush of coppery tan on the skin in a matter of minutes. Life on the beach begins late in the day and carries on well into the night.    Arrive Kovalam and check in at prebooked hotel.

DAY 13 : KOVALAM Day at leisure

DAY 14 : KOVALAM Day at leisuretrips to India

DAY 15 : KOVALAM Day at leisure

DAY 16 : KOVALAM Day at leisure

DAY 17 : KOVALAM Day at leisure

DAY 18 : KOVALAM - TRIVANDRUM - DELHI           (FLIGHT)
Transfer to Trivandrum airport to board flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to prebooked hotel.

DAY 19 : DEPART DELHI
Transfer to the airport to board flight back home.

 


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