Golden Triangle with Goa, Hampi & Kerala Backwater
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Embark on an unforgettable journey through India's Golden Triangle with Goa, Hampi, and Kerala Backwater tour. Marvel at the architectural wonders of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, including the majestic Taj Mahal. Relax on the sun-kissed beaches of Goa and delve into its vibrant culture. Explore the ancient ruins of Hampi and witness the grandeur of Kerala's backwaters on a serene houseboat cruise. Immerse yourself in the rich history, natural beauty, and diverse landscapes of these enchanting destinations on this 18-day private tour.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel in Delhi. Check-in at the hotel and relax for the day.
Day 2: Delhi
Embark on a full-day city tour of both Old Delhi and New Delhi. Visit iconic landmarks such as Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, India Gate, Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, and Lotus Temple. Experience the vibrant atmosphere and rich history of Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra (210kms)
After breakfast, drive to Agra. Check in at the hotel and later visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Baby Taj (Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb). Marvel at the architectural grandeur and learn about the historical significance of these UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Day 4: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Abhaneri - Jaipur (245kms)
Drive to Jaipur, the Pink City of India, with enroute visits to Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned Mughal city, and Abhaneri, known for its stepwell and ancient Harshat Mata Temple. In the evening, explore the vibrant local markets of Jaipur.
Day 5: Jaipur
Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel, followed by a city tour of Jaipur. Visit the majestic Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Sisodia Rani Garden, and Birla Temple. Immerse yourself in the rich history and royal heritage of Jaipur.
Day 6: Jaipur - Goa (flight)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Goa. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your resort. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Goa.
Day 7: Goa
Embark on a city tour of Goa, exploring its charming attractions including churches, temples, and the bustling markets. Visit popular sites such as Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Shri Mangueshi Temple, and the vibrant Panjim Market.
Day 8: Goa - Badami (184kms)
Drive to Badami and check in at the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and explore the local surroundings at your own pace.
Day 9: Badami
After breakfast, set out to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Badami, Aihole, and Pattadakal. Marvel at the ancient rock-cut cave temples of Badami, visit the ancient architectural wonders of Aihole, and explore the intricately carved temples of Pattadakal.
Day 10: Badami - Gadag - Lakkundi - Hampi (180kms)
Drive to Hampi, with enroute visits to Gadag and Lakkundi. Discover the historical and architectural gems of these ancient towns. Upon arrival in Hampi, check in at the hotel and relax.
Day 11: Hampi
Embark on a full-day city tour of Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its magnificent ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire. Explore the Hampi Bazaar, Virupaksha Temple, Vittala Temple, Hazara Rama Temple, Lotus Mahal, and other significant landmarks.
Day 12: Hampi - Hubli (170kms)/ Cochin (flight)
Transfer to Hubli airport for your flight to Cochin. Upon arrival in Cochin, embark on a city tour, including visits to Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Nets, and St. Francis Church. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance show.
Day 13: Cochin - Munnar (130kms)
After breakfast, drive to Munnar, a picturesque hill station known for its tea plantations and scenic beauty. Check in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, you may explore the local markets or relax in the tranquil surroundings.
Day 14: Munnar
Embark on a city tour of Munnar, including visits to the Eravikulam National Park, where you can spot the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, the Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, and the Tea Museum. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the tea gardens and soak in the refreshing ambiance of Munnar.
Day 15: Munnar - Thekkady (110kms)
After breakfast, drive from Munnar to Thekkady. En route, visit Ramakkalmedu, a scenic hill station known for its panoramic views. Continue the journey and visit a spice plantation to learn about various spices grown in the region. In the evening, witness a mesmerizing Kalaripayattu martial art show, showcasing the traditional martial arts of Kerala.
Day 16: Thekkady
Start the day with a thrilling boat safari on Periyar Lake, where you can spot a wide variety of wildlife in their natural habitat, including elephants, tigers, deer, and numerous bird species. After the boat safari, embark on a guided nature walk through the lush forests of Thekkady, exploring the rich flora and fauna of the region.
Day 17: Thekkady - Alleppey (130kms)
Leave Thekkady in the morning and drive to Alleppey, known as the "Venice of the East." Upon arrival, board a traditional houseboat for a backwater cruise along the serene and scenic backwaters of Alleppey. Sail through the tranquil canals, passing by coconut groves, paddy fields, and charming villages.
Day 18: Alleppey - Cochin (60kms)/ Departure
After breakfast, disembark from the houseboat and drive to Cochin. If time permits, you can explore Cochin's attractions. Finally, you will be transferred to Cochin airport for your departure, marking the end of your memorable journey through the beautiful landscapes of India.
- 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.