Golden Triangle and Kerala Tour

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin

Golden Triangle and Kerala Tour

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Day 01:  Arrival / Delhi

At the airport, you will see that Tree Trunk Travel representative is waiting to give a warm welcome and later he will escort you to your hotel, previously reserved. On the way to the hotel, you can enjoy the surroundings and watch the frenetic movement of people in New Delhi.

After upon arrival in Hotel discuss your tour itinerary with our representative in Lobby and after that our representative will help you to check into formalities.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 02:  Delhi / Agra (210 Kms) (04 Hrs)

After breakfast we will start our day to explore the Delhi. Delhi is the largest metropolis by area and the second – largest metropolis by population in India. Delhi is divided in two parts (like other city in India) – Old Delhi and New Delhi. We will start our tour from Old Delhi. A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would include visiting the Raj Ghat – the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India.

NEW DELHI – An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun’s Tomb, the QutubMinar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President’s Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.

Highlight of the Tour: The Highlight of the tour is the Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi. We will pass through the Chandni Chowk by the Rickshaw. The rickshaw pullers here take you on a ride through various routes. The Rickshaw ride gives you a chance to glance at the colourful street of the place. ChandniChowk is very colorful& you will find the hustle and bustle market

Following the tour drive to Agra. Upon arrival check in to hotel

Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Jaipur (250 Kms) (05 Hrs) (Taj Mahal closed on Friday)

Morning we will visit the Taj Mahal at Sunrise. Taj Mahal is UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, Taj Mahal enthralls visitors with its shimmering beauty. Standing proudly on the banks of River Yamuna, with the winding river at back and lush green, landscaped gardens in front, the Taj Mahal leaves one speechless with its ethereal beauty. At sunrise, when it is bathed in the pinkish glow of the rising sun, the Taj Mahal holds your gaze.

After breakfast, we will visit the Agra Fort. For built in red sandstone with its magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and the beautiful gardens. This is where Emperor Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the last year of his life viewing the Taj Mahal from across the river Jamuna.

Following the tour we will drive to Jaipur enroute we will visit the Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri bears exceptional testimony to the Mughal civilization at the end of the 16th century. It offers a unique example of architectural ensembles of very high quality constructed between 1571 and 1585. Its form and layout strongly influenced the evolution of Indian town planning, notably at Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi).

Later we will continue our drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check into hotel.

Jaipur is one of the finest planned cities of India, located in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan. The city which once had been the capital of the royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. At present, Jaipur is a major business center with all requisites of a metropolitan city.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 04:  Jaipur

Proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.

AMBER FORT PALACE- Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthan fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. Continue sight- seeing.

CITY PALACE- A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

JANTAR MANTAR- This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

HAWA MAHAL- The ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-story structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.

Rest of the day with at leisure to enjoy the local bazaars of Jaipur. Jaipur is also known as the shopper’s paradise. Jaipur is a city of vibrant colors and markets (bazaars) of Jaipur verify this fact. Jaipur’s colorful markets offer a great break to stop and shop on you tour. Usually tourists include shopping and visiting the lively markets of Jaipur in their itinerary. While moving through the markets, you will come across the vivacious culture of this region. Jaipur is the perfect place to shop for Handicrafts, antiques, jewellery, gems, pottery, carpets, textiles, metalwork and leather ware.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 05:  Jaipur / Delhi (260 Kms) (05 Hrs)

Morning drive to Delhi. Upon arrival check in to hotel

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight at Hotel

Day 06:  Delhi / Cochin (UK 995 – 1020 / 1520 Hrs)

Morning transfer to airport to board the flight to Cochin. Upon arrival at Cochin airport and transfer to hotel

Rest of the day at leisure

Evening Kathkali Dance Show: Evening we will visit the Kathkali Dance. Kathkali dance is the one of most famous dance performance in Kerala. Kathakali draws its theme from the wealth of Indian mythology and folklore. Expressions of face and eyes hold the key to perfection. Unique among the Indian dance forms, Kathakali ranks high among the Indian dance forms. Noted for its archaic costumes, weird make up, the elaborately painted faces often mistaken for masks and grand headgears, Kathakali is perhaps the only dance form in India in which the masculine aspect of the dance is preserved in its elemental

Overnight at Hotel

Day 07:  Cochin / Munnar (130 Kms) (03 Hrs)

Morning visit to Fort Cochin, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church and Chinese fishing nets

Later drive to Munnar.

Your eyes will have little time to rest while in Munnar. Everywhere you look there is another natural wonder to behold. The luscious greens of the dense mountain foliage provide the perfect backdrop for the endless wonders that can be seen in the area. Waterfalls, local plantations and European architecture provide a textured sightseeing wonderland like few others.

Upon arrival check in to hotel

Overnight at Hotel

Day 08:  Munnar

Today Kerala Tour Itinerary is devoted to sightseeing in and around Munnar. Enjoy panoramic views of Anamudi, the highest peak of South India at 2695 m, is visible from Munnar. Visit the Christ Church and proceed for wildlife watching at Eravikulam National Park (16 km).

Madupetty Dam, a famous picnic spot for boating and horse riding en route to Top Station.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 09: Munnar / Periyar (Thekkady) (160 Kms) (04 Hrs)

Morning drive to Periyar. Upon arrival check into Hotel.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary lies in the picturesque locales of the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala. The Periyar Lake, an artificial lake formed due to construction of a dam in 1895 AD adds to the beauty of the park. The lake is a permanent source of water for the wildlife.

Here the high ranges of the Western Ghats are clothed in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savannah grass lands. Below this thick green canopy roam herds of elephants, sambars, tigers, gaurs, lion tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs.

Evening boat ride at Lake Periyar. This is most enjoyable part of seeing the wildlife around the lake in a boat. From the safety of a boat you can witness herds of wild elephants coming down to water and swim

Overnight at Hotel

Day 10: Periyar – Kumarakom

Morning we will enjoy the Spice Plantation Tour. The spice plantation in Thekkady is a prime attraction of this beautiful land. Though sprawling tea estates cover much of the landscape of Thekkady, plantations of cardamom, rubber, vanilla and coffee are also aplenty. There are various kinds of spices cultivated in Thekkady. The most abundantly found spice in Thekkady is pepper. But there is a variety of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric and curry leaves on the slanting slopes of the spice plantation in Thekkady

Later drive to Kumarakom. Upon arrival check into Hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the backwater.

Kumarakom is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a noted bird sanctuary where many species of migratory birds visit. The Vembanad Lake, the largest backwater in Kerala, is habitat for many marine and freshwater fish species and it teems with Karimeen (Pearl spot), shrimp and prawns.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 11:  Kumarakom / Alleppey / Houseboat

Morning drive to Alleppey to board the Houseboat.  Houseboat is the only medium to explore the scenic beauty of the backwaters, which are mesmerizing and offers you treat to the eyes. The houseboat in Alleppey slowly floating over the scenic backwater takes you to the world of wonderments passing through the scintillating natural beauty, terrific churches and emerald green paddy fields that offers sight that one can hardly forget.

Overnight at Houseboat

Day 12 :  Alleppey – Cochin – Departure  

Morning drive to Cochin airport to board the flight to onward destinations.

 

  • Visit the UNESCO world Heritage sites
  • Enjoy the Rickshaw Ride at Old Delhi (Chandni Chowk)
  • Enjoy the Elephant ride at Amber Fort
  • Explore the Colourful and hustle bustle market of Jaipur
  • Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal
  • Kathkali Dance show at Cochin
  • Visit to Tea Garden at Munnar
  • Boat ride and Spice Plantation tour at Periyar
  • Overnight at Houseboat

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