Golden Triangle with Architecture & Backwater of South India
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Embark on an extraordinary journey with our "Golden Triangle with Architecture & Backwater of South India" tour. This 25-day adventure is a captivating blend of India's architectural marvels, cultural diversity, and serene backwater experiences. Discover iconic landmarks in Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, explore the historic treasures of Karnataka, and revel in the tranquility of Kerala's backwaters. With a mix of ancient temples, lush landscapes, and vibrant cultures, this tour promises an unforgettable voyage through India's architectural heritage and natural beauty.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Your journey begins with your arrival in Delhi, where our friendly representative will be there to greet you and provide assistance with your hotel transfer. You can opt to relax and unwind at your hotel or venture out to explore the vibrant city at your own pace.
Day 2: Delhi
Following a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you'll set off on an exhilarating sightseeing adventure through the heart of Delhi. The day's itinerary includes visits to some of the city's most iconic landmarks, such as Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Parliament House, and Humayun's Tomb. Following a full day of exploration, you'll return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra (210km)
After breakfast, your journey will take you to the enchanting city of Agra, known as the "City of Love," via the Yamuna Expressway. Upon arrival, you'll check in to your hotel and enjoy some relaxation. Later in the day, you'll visit the world-renowned Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Your night will be spent in Agra.
Day 4: Agra - Jaipur (245km)
Following breakfast, your road trip will lead you to Jaipur, the enchanting Pink City of India. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to explore Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted city showcasing remarkable Mughal architecture. Upon reaching Jaipur, you'll check in to your hotel, and the rest of the day will be yours to unwind.
Day 5: Jaipur
With breakfast to fuel your day, you'll embark on an immersive sightseeing experience in Jaipur. Your itinerary includes a visit to the majestic Amber Fort, the intricate Hawa Mahal, the historic City Palace, the astronomical marvel of Jantar Mantar, and various other prominent attractions. You'll return to your hotel in Jaipur for an overnight stay.
Day 6: Jaipur - Mumbai (flight)
After a satisfying breakfast, you'll board a flight to Mumbai. Upon your arrival, you'll check in to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.
Day 7: Mumbai - Goa (flight)
Another exciting flight awaits, taking you to the sun-soaked shores of Goa. Upon landing, you'll check in to your hotel and have the rest of the day to relax.
Day 8: Goa
Following breakfast, your Goa adventure begins with a full-day exploration. You'll visit the renowned beaches of North Goa and popular sites like the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Shri Manguesh Temple, and the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. After your explorations, you'll return to your comfortable Goa hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 9: Goa - Badami (184km)
Post-breakfast, you'll set off for Badami, renowned for its ancient rock-cut temples. Upon arrival, you'll check in to your hotel and have the rest of the day to unwind.
Day 10: Badami
After breakfast, you'll embark on a sightseeing tour of Badami, exploring the famous Badami Cave Temples, the Bhutanatha Temple, and the Agastya Lake. Your night will be spent in Badami.
Day 11: Badami - Hampi (180km)
After breakfast, your journey will lead you to Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site celebrated for its rich history and architectural marvels. Upon reaching Hampi, you'll check in to your hotel and have the rest of the day to relax.
Day 12: Hampi
With breakfast setting the tone, you'll embark on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Hampi, visiting the renowned Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Bazaar, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables, and the Hazara Rama Temple. An overnight stay in Hampi will conclude your day.
Day 13: Hampi - Hassan (170km)
Post-breakfast, your next destination is Hassan, celebrated for its ancient temples and architectural wonders. After arrival, you'll check in to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 14: Hassan - Mysore (140km)
Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel, followed by a journey to Mysore. Upon arrival, you'll check in to your hotel and have the rest of the day to explore the vibrant markets, renowned for silk and sandalwood products, or visit the Mysore Palace, one of the city's top attractions. An overnight stay in Mysore awaits.
Day 15: Mysore - Bangalore (140km)
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, check out and proceed to Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and relax for a while. In the afternoon, you can visit the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens or the Bangalore Palace, or explore the bustling MG Road while indulging in local street food. Your overnight stay will be in Bangalore.
Day 16: Bangalore
Following a satisfying breakfast, you'll spend the day exploring Bangalore, with options including visits to the famous Bull Temple, the ISKCON temple, the Vidhana Soudha, or indulging in some shopping on commercial street or Brigade road. Your day in Bangalore will conclude with an overnight stay.
Day 17: Bangalore - Cochin (flight)
Post-breakfast, you'll check out and transfer to the Bangalore airport for a flight to Cochin. Upon your Cochin arrival, you'll check in to your hotel and have the rest of the day to explore. You can roam the streets of Fort Kochi, or in the evening, you can watch a traditional Kathakali performance. An overnight stay in Cochin awaits.
Day 18: Cochin - Munnar (130km)
Following breakfast at the hotel, you'll embark on a journey to Munnar, a beautiful hill station nestled in Kerala's lush landscapes. Upon your arrival, you'll check in to your hotel and have the rest of the day for relaxation. In the afternoon, you can visit the Tea Museum or the Mattupetty Dam. Your night will be spent in Munnar.
Day 19: Munnar
With breakfast at your hotel, you'll spend the day exploring Munnar's natural beauty. Options include visits to the Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Peak, or leisurely walks through the scenic tea plantations. An overnight stay in Munnar will conclude your day.
Day 20: Munnar - Thekkady (110km)
Post-breakfast, you'll check out and head for Thekkady, known for its spice plantations and the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Upon your arrival, you'll check in to your hotel, followed by leisure time for an afternoon boat ride in the sanctuary or visits to spice plantations. Your night will be spent in Thekkady.
Day 21: Thekkady - Alleppey (130km)
Following breakfast, you'll check out and travel to Alleppey, renowned for its tranquil backwaters. Upon your arrival, you'll board a houseboat for a relaxing and captivating cruise through the backwaters. Your night will be spent aboard the houseboat.
Day 22: Alleppey - Kovalam (160km)
After breakfast on the houseboat, you'll check out and depart for Kovalam, a picturesque beach town. Upon arrival, you'll check in to your hotel, and the remainder of the day will be at your leisure.
Day 23: Kovalam - Cape Camorin - Kovalam (80kms one way)
With breakfast at your hotel, you'll embark on a day trip to Cape Camorin, the southernmost point of the Indian mainland. Visits to the Vivekananda Rock Memorial or the Thiruvalluvar Statue are options to enjoy. You'll return to Kovalam in the evening for an overnight stay.
Day 24: Kovalam
Following a leisurely breakfast, you'll have the day at your own pace. Options include a relaxing beach stroll, shopping, or indulging in local cuisine.
Day 25: Kovalam - Trivandrum (16kms)
After breakfast at your hotel, you'll check out and proceed to Trivandrum for your onward journey. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have time to explore the city's attractions, such as the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Napier Museum, or the Kovalam Art Gallery before your departure.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 24 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 23 nights accommodation
Delhi x 2 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Meridian Plaza
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges
Agra x 1 nights
3* - Howard Plaza the Fern/ Atulyaa Taj
4* - Radission Hotel/ Crystal Sarovar Premier
5* - Trident Hotel/ Courtyard by Marriott
Jaipur x 2 nights
3* - Redfox Hotel/ Park Ocean
4* - Fortune Select Metropolitan/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - ITC Rajputana/ Hilton Jaipur
Mumbai x 1 nights
3* - Hotel Suba Palace/ BW Hotel Sahil
4* - Sun-N-Sand Hotel/ Fariyas Hotel
5* - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central
Goa x 2 nights
3* - Varca Le Palm/ Lambana Resort
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel Candolim/ The Chances Resort & Casino
5* - Zuri Varca Goa White Sand Resort & Casino/ Alila Diwa Goa
Badami x 2 nights
3* - Rajsangam Hotel/ The Heritage Resort
4* / 5* - Badami Court/ Krishna Heritage
Hampi x 2 nights
3* - Krishna Palace/ Kishkinda Heritage Resort
4* - Heritage Resort / Royal Orchid Central Keerti
5* - Hyatt Place/ Hampi Boulders
Hassan x 1 night
3* - Candy Southern Star/ Pavanputra Resort & Spa
4* & 5* - Hosyala Village Resort/ The Ashok
Mysore x 1 night
3* - Southern Star/Sandesh The Prince
4* - Fortune Park JP Palace/ Grand Mercure
5* - Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden/The Windflower Resort & Spa
Bangalore x 2 nights
3* - Ramada/ The Rialto
4* - Fortune Select JP Cosmos/ Lemon Tree Premier Ulsoor Lake
5* - ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection/ ITC Windsor a Luxury Collection
Kochi/Cochin x 1 nights
3* - The Dune Hotel/ Abad Plaza
4* - Casino Hotel/ The Avenue Regent
5* - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien
Munnar x 2 nights
3* - Fort Munnar/ Abad Copper Castle
4* - Nature Zone Jungle Resort/ Fragrant Nature Munnar
5* - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County
Pariyar (Thekkady) x 1 night
3* - Abad Green Forest/ Hotel Treetop
4* - The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County
5* - Spice village/ Cardamom County
Alleppey x 1 night
3* - ATDC Houseboat/ Dream Boats
4* - ATDC Houseboat/ Dream Boats
5* - Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons/ Spice Route Premium
Kovalam x 3 nights
3* - Harmonia Beach Resort/ Sagara Beach Resort
4* - Estuary Island Resort/Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel
5* - Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove/ The Leela Kovalam Beach
- Jaipur - Mumbai - Goa & Bangalore - Cochin flight fare approx INR 15,500 per person in economy class.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.