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Golden Triangle with Goa, Hampi & Kerala Backwater

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Embark on a captivating journey with our Golden Triangle with Goa, Hampi & Kerala Backwater tour, spanning 18 enriching days across India's diverse landscapes. Begin with the historical allure of Delhi's monuments, the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra, and Jaipur's royal heritage. Dive into Goa's sun-kissed beaches, savoring the serene ambiance and the stunning Fountainhas. Unearth the ancient secrets of Hampi's UNESCO-listed ruins, where every stone whispers tales of a bygone era. Revel in Munnar's lush tea gardens, and finally, drift along Kerala's tranquil backwaters aboard a traditional houseboat, encapsulating India's multifaceted beauty, culture, and traditions.


Day 1: Welcome to Delhi

Upon your arrival at Delhi Airport, our friendly representative will greet you warmly. Delhi is a city where history meets modern life, offering a unique blend of the past and the present. We'll transfer you to your hotel where you can unwind and prepare for the exciting journey ahead. In the evening, you can explore the nearby markets or relax at the hotel.


Day 2: Discover Delhi

Today is dedicated to exploring Delhi's vibrant heritage and landmarks. Start your day in Old Delhi with visits to the majestic Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, known for its beautiful architecture and serene atmosphere. Next, head to the historic Red Fort, an iconic Mughal monument that served as the main residence of the emperors for nearly 200 years. Don't miss Raj Ghat, a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, where you can pay your respects. In New Delhi, admire the grand India Gate, a war memorial dedicated to the Indian soldiers who died during World War I. Visit the impressive Humayun's Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a fine example of Mughal architecture. Explore the ancient Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, and the peaceful Lotus Temple, a Bahá'í House of Worship known for its distinctive lotus-shaped architecture.


Day 3: Delhi to Agra (210kms)

After breakfast, we'll hit the road to Agra. Upon reaching Agra, you'll witness the timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This iconic white marble mausoleum, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, is a masterpiece of Mughal architecture. Explore the imposing Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a symbol of power, strength, and resilience. Visit the exquisite Baby Taj (Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb), often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal, showcasing intricate marble inlay work and beautiful gardens.


Day 4: Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri & Abhaneri (245kms)

Our journey continues to Jaipur, the "Pink City". En route, we'll stop at the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its well-preserved Mughal architecture, including the Jama Masjid, the Tomb of Salim Chishti, and the Panch Mahal. Visit the ancient stepwell of Abhaneri, one of the largest and deepest stepwells in India, known for its unique architecture and intricate carvings. Upon reaching Jaipur, immerse yourself in its bustling bazaars, vibrant culture, and regal history. You can explore the local markets and indulge in shopping for traditional Rajasthani handicrafts, textiles, and jewelry.


Day 5: Jaipur Highlights

Today's exploration of Jaipur includes the majestic Amber Fort, a magnificent hilltop fort known for its impressive architecture, stunning views, and intricate mirror work. Next, visit the formidable Jaigarh Fort, which houses the world's largest cannon on wheels and offers panoramic views of the city. Explore the opulent City Palace, a complex of courtyards, gardens, and buildings showcasing a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Visit the astronomical wonders of Jantar Mantar, an observatory with a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments. Explore the iconic Hawa Mahal, a unique five-story palace known for its honeycomb-like structure and numerous windows. Visit the tranquil Sisodia Rani Garden, a beautiful garden adorned with fountains, pavilions, and murals depicting the love story of Radha and Krishna. Finally, pay your respects at the spiritual Birla Temple, a modern white marble temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.


Day 6: Jaipur to Goa (Flight)

Next, we'll fly you to Goa, a coastal paradise known for its sandy beaches, soothing waves, and warm hospitality. Upon arrival, relax and soak in the laid-back Goan vibe. In the evening, you can take a leisurely stroll on the beach, enjoy a sunset cruise, or explore the local nightlife.


Day 7: Goa's Cultural Gems

Today, delve into Goa's rich heritage with visits to the revered Basilica of Bom Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a fine example of Baroque architecture. Explore the grand Se Cathedral, one of the largest churches in Asia, known for its impressive architecture, beautiful altars, and historic artifacts. Visit the picturesque Fountainhas - Goa's Latin Quarter, a charming neighborhood with colorful Portuguese colonial buildings, narrow streets, and art galleries. Explore the bustling Panjim Market, a vibrant market known for its fresh produce, spices, textiles, and handicrafts. Experience spiritual tranquility at Shri Mangueshi Temple, a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and known for its exquisite architecture and serene ambiance.


Day 8: Goa to Badami (184kms)

We'll leisurely drive you to Badami, a town renowned for its fascinating rock-cut architecture and intriguing history. As the day progresses, take in the scenic beauty of the countryside as we make our way to this historical gem. On arrival, check into your hotel and unwind.


Day 9: Badami's Historical Treasures

Today, delve into the rich heritage of Badami. Explore Badami's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the ancient architectural marvels of Aihole, known as the "Cradle of Indian Architecture". Here, you'll find numerous temples showcasing a blend of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain architectural styles. Visit the intricately carved temples of Pattadakal, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a fine example of Chalukyan architecture, featuring beautiful sculptures, intricate carvings, and stunning architecture. Explore the Badami Fort, a historic fort built on top of a sandstone hill, offering panoramic views of the town, surrounding countryside, and Agastya Lake. Visit the Archaeological Museum, showcasing a collection of sculptures, artifacts, and relics dating back to the Chalukyan period. Visit the Badami Cave Temples, a complex of ancient rock-cut temples dedicated to Hindu gods and goddesses, showcasing intricate carvings, sculptures, and beautiful frescoes. Finally, Explore the Agastya Lake, a serene lake surrounded by sandstone cliffs and dotted with ancient temples and shrines.


Day 10: Badami to Hampi via Gadag & Lakkundi (180kms)

Our journey takes us to Hampi, stopping by the historical towns of Gadag and Lakkundi. Hampi's breathtaking ruins, remnants of the Vijayanagara Empire, await your discovery. Visit the iconic Vijaya Vittala Temple, known for its impressive architecture, intricate stone carvings, and the famous musical pillars. Explore the Queen's Bath, a magnificent royal bathhouse featuring beautiful arches, balconies, and water channels. Visit Virupapur Gaddi (Hippie Island), a laid-back island known for its relaxed atmosphere, scenic beauty, and vibrant hippie culture. Explore the mystical Underground Shiva Temple, a unique temple built underground and dedicated to Lord Shiva.


Day 11: Hampi's UNESCO Wonders

Explore more of Hampi's UNESCO-listed treasures, including the bustling Hampi Bazaar, a vibrant market known for its colorful stalls, traditional handicrafts, and street food. Visit the iconic Virupaksha Temple, a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and known for its impressive architecture, stunning sculptures, and religious significance. Explore the ancient Vittala Temple with its musical pillars, a masterpiece of Vijayanagara architecture featuring beautiful carvings, sculptures, and a stone chariot. Visit the serene Hazara Rama Temple, known for its exquisite bas-reliefs depicting the Ramayana. Explore the unique Lotus Mahal, a beautiful palace known for its distinctive lotus-shaped domes, arches, and balconies. Next, visit the majestic Elephant Stables, a historic structure with domed chambers designed to house the royal elephants of the Vijayanagara Empire. Sunset visit to Hemkuta Hill. As the sun casts its golden hues over the ancient ruins, experience the magical ambiance of this historic site.


Day 12: Hampi to Cochin via Hubli (170kms drive & Flight)

Today, we'll drive you to Hubli to catch a flight to Cochin (Kochi), a city steeped in history and culture. Upon arrival in Cochin, we'll transfer you to your hotel where you can check in and unwind. In the evening, if time permits, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Kerala with a captivating Kathakali dance performance. This traditional Indian dance form is known for its elaborate costumes, expressive gestures, and dramatic storytelling, offering a mesmerizing glimpse into Kerala's rich cultural heritage.


Day 13: Cochin to Munnar (130kms)

Begin your day by wandering through the charming streets of Fort Kochi, a historic neighborhood known for its colonial buildings, art galleries, and cafes. Visit the Dutch-influenced Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace, showcasing beautiful murals, artifacts, and the royal family's belongings. Marvel at the fascinating Chinese Fishing Nets by the shore, an iconic symbol of Kochi's maritime heritage. After exploring Kochi, embark on a scenic drive to Munnar, a breathtaking hill station adorned with tea gardens, lush forests, and stunning landscapes. As the evening unfolds, breathe in the fresh mountain air and immerse yourself in Munnar's tranquil surroundings.


Day 14: Munnar's Natural Beauty

Today's exploration of Munnar begins with a visit to the biodiverse Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, lush forests, and beautiful waterfalls. Explore the tranquil Mattupetty Dam, a picturesque dam surrounded by rolling hills, tea gardens, and dense forests, offering boating, picnicking, and stunning views of the reservoir and surrounding hills. Visit the echoing Echo Point, a scenic spot known for its natural echo phenomenon, stunning views, and opportunities for boating and picnicking. Explore the informative Tea Museum, where you can learn about the history of tea cultivation in Munnar, the tea-making process, and sample different varieties of tea. Finally, visit the Pothamedu Viewpoint, offering panoramic views of the lush green valleys, rolling hills, tea gardens, and the distant Anamudi Peak, the highest peak in South India.


Day 15: Munnar to Thekkady (110kms)

Journey through picturesque landscapes to Thekkady, a wildlife sanctuary and spice plantation region. Along the way, admire panoramic views at Ramakkalmedu, a scenic hill station known for its panoramic views, lush greenery, and opportunities for trekking and paragliding. Visit a local spice plantation, where you can learn about the cultivation, processing, and uses of various spices like cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, and cloves. In the evening, experience the adrenaline-pumping Kalaripayattu martial art show, a traditional Indian martial art known for its dynamic movements, weaponry, and ancient techniques.


Day 16: Thekkady's Wildlife and Nature

Embark on a boat safari on Periyar Lake, where you can witness diverse wildlife in their natural habitat, including elephants, tigers (rarely spotted), deer, and a variety of bird species. After the safari, trek through Thekkady's verdant forests, discovering its rich biodiversity, lush landscapes, and stunning viewpoints. Visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, a biodiverse sanctuary known for its diverse flora and fauna, scenic beauty, and opportunities for wildlife spotting, bird watching, and nature walks. Explore the Chellarkovil Viewpoint, offering panoramic views of the lush green valleys, rolling hills, and the distant plains of Tamil Nadu.


Day 17: Thekkady to Alleppey (130kms)

We'll drive you to Alleppey, known as the "Venice of the East". Embark on a traditional houseboat for a mesmerizing backwater cruise, gliding past coconut groves, paddy fields, and charming villages. Enjoy scenic views, delicious Kerala cuisine, and the soothing sounds of nature as you cruise through the serene backwaters. Explore the local villages, interact with the friendly locals, and learn about their unique culture, traditions, and way of life. Visit the Alleppey Beach, a beautiful beach known for its golden sands, gentle waves, and stunning sunsets. Explore the Alleppey Lighthouse, offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea, backwaters, and surrounding landscapes.


Day 18: Alleppey to Cochin (60kms) & Departure

Conclude your unforgettable journey with a drive to Cochin. If time permits, explore Cochin's highlights once more. Later, our representative will transfer you to Cochin airport, bidding you farewell and marking the end of your enchanting Indian adventure.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 17 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.

- 1-Time boat safari in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary with naturalist.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 17 night 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* - Four Point by Sheraton/ Crystal Sarovar Premier
5* - Mansion Grand/ Courtyard by Marriott

Jaipur x 2 nights
3* - Redfox Hotel/ Park Ocean
4* - Fortune Select Metropolitan/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - ITC Rajputana/ Hilton Jaipur

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

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 2 nights
3* - Abad Green Forest/ Hotel Treetop
4* - The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County
5* - Spice village/ Cardamom County

Alleppey x 1 night
3* - Deluxe Houseboat (ATDC Houseboat/ Dream Boats)
4* - Premium Houseboat (Abad Premium Houseboats/ Rainbow Premium Houseboats)
5* - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons)

- Jaipur - Goa & Hubli - Cochin flight fare approx INR 10, 500 per person in economy class.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.