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Golden Triangle and Kerala Backwaters

Explore the history and architecture of India as you travel through Delhi, Agra and Jaipur - the three destinations that make up the famous Golden Triangle tourist circuit of India. Thereon, head to Kerala, a phenomenally beautiful state in South India. Starting off from the city of Kochi, you will explore natural, cultural, and romantic highlights of Kerala at Munnar, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kovalam and Allepy.

 

Tour Nights

  • Delhi: 2 nights
  • Agra: 2 nights
  • Jaipur: 2 nights
  • Udaipur: 2 nights
  • Kochi: 2 nights
  • Munnar: 1 nights
  • Thekkady: 1 nights
  • Kerala House Boat: 1 nights
  • Kovalam: 2 nights
  • Tour CodeTour code: AWI31
  • Accommodation GradeAccommodation Grade
  • Private TourPrivate Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Exploring the bustling capital city- Delhi and the sprawling Cochin
  • Experience the contrast of life between Old and New Delhi
  • Visit Udaipur's palace and a 17th Century temple on a city tour
  • Discover the 'Pink City' Jaipur and relish an adventurous Jeep ride at Amber Fort
  • Take a stroll through lush tea plantations
  • Revel in the pleasures of a house boat on the backwaters of Kerala

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 UK to Delhi
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    Depart from UK an overnight flight to Delhi.

  • Day 2 Delhi
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    Arrive at Delhi airport and get a transfer to the hotel. The remaining part of the day is at leisure. Enjoy hotel. Stay for two-nights at the hotel.

  • Day 3 Delhi
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    Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Delhi. Enjoy the various cultural and historical marvels that dot the city. Take in the Mughal grandeur as well as the colonial splendour of the ancient city. The tour will incorporate visit to the India Gate, Humayan Tomb and other fascinating gems of the New Delhi. During the afternoon, a visit to the Old Delhi is planned for tourists. The colourful streets of the walled city are the most prominent attractions of holidays to Delhi. Visit the largest mosque in India - the Jama Masjid, the burgundy delight - the Red For t, and Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial. Also, take in the vibrant milieu of the region’s vivacious bazaars at Chandni Chowk, the main trading hub of Old Delhi. Read More

  • Day 4 Delhi to Agra
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    Drive to Agra by road. Rest of the day at leisure.

  • Day 5 Agra
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    Visit the Taj Mahal in the morning. The UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the seven wonder’s of the world, Taj Mahal ranks among the most beautiful and recognised structures in the world. A visit to the Agra Red Fort is also scheduled for the morning.

  • Day 6 Agra to Jaipur
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    A long comfortable drive takes you to Jaipur from Agra. But not before you have explored another marvellous UNESCO World Heritage site called the Fatehpur Sikri on the way. The 16th Century city was built by Emperor Akbar. In Jaipur, you will stay for two nights at the hotel, a delightful royal property that’s drenched in heritage and history.

  • Day 7 Jaipur
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    In the morning, a visit to the Amber Fort is planned for tourists. A Jeep ride to the Amber Fort is provided, subject to availability. Back in the city, tourists get to visit the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, a riveting multi-storey facade as well as the sprawling City Palace. Also, a visit to the Jantar Mantar Observatory is planned for the day. The observatory is an 18th century scientific marvel.

    Sky Waltz Balloon Safari (optional) with an additional cost Started in 2008, SkyWaltz is the first and only fully-licen sed and approved commercial Hot Air Balloon operation in India.The operating season is from 15th August to 15th May and the 60-minute ride offers you spectacular aerial views of the beautiful landscapes. Participants are honoured with First Flight certificate as a memento.
     
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  • Day 8 Jaipur to Udaipur
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    A flight from Jaipur takes you to Udaipur, where you will be transferred to the hotel for a 2 night luxurious stay. Udaipur is highly popular as the city of lakes with rich history, culture, and sightseeing locations.

  • Day 9 Udaipur
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    Take in the sights of Udaipur and travel to popular tourist spots like City Palace, Jagdish Temple and Sahelion ki Bari.

  • Day 10 Udaipur to Kochi
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    A flight from Udaipur to Kochi, via Mumbai takes you to the "Queen of Arabian Sea". Transfer to the hotel. Stay here for two nights. A sunset cruise to the Chinese fishing nets is also scheduled for the day.

  • Day 11 Kochi
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    Visit city’s top attractions like Dutch Palace which is popular for its wall paintings from the ancient epic called Ramayana; explore the Jewish Synagogue and St Francis’ Church too. Enjoy Kathakali, a traditional and hugely popular dance form.

  • Day 12 Munnar
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    Go for an uphill drive to the tea country of Munnar. One night stay at the hotel. Take in the beautiful and lush sights, and travel to the Eravikulam Sanctuary (if open). 
     

  • Day 13 Thekkady (Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary)
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    A short drive from Munnar takes you to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary also referred to as ’Thekkady’. Stay for one night at the hotel. Go for a nature walk. 

  • Day 14 Alleppey (Alappuzha)
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    A short drive from Thekkady will connect you to Alleppey. Transfer aboard an Air Conditioned houseboat drifting through the meandering Alleppey backwaters. Take in the tranquillity of the quiet canals fringed with coconut palms, meet the locals to explore unique lifestyles and culture, and savour the authentic Keralan delicacies right under the starry night sky. One night stay in Alleppey.

  • Day 15 Kovalam/Trivandrum
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    Go on a drive to the scenic beach at Kovalam, the star attraction of the entire tour. Stay at the hotel, for two nights.

  • Day 16 Kovalam
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    Spend the day at leisure.

  • Day 17 Trivandrum to UK Departure
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    Transfer to the International airport in Trivandrum towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories.

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Extension

Chennai - ( 03 Nights ) (Day 17 to Day 20)

Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, is a city of vibrant joys and festivities where religion & traditions bind the populace in a bond of warmth and wellbeing.

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Day 1

To Chennai

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Chennai. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Chennai. Read More

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Day 2

To Chennai

Morning visit to the temple city of Kanchipuram. In the afternoon, visit the scenic shore temples at Mahabalipuram. Read More

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Day 3

To Chennai

Morning visit Chennai city tour including George Town (the original Madras) and the Chennai Museum. Afternoon fly from Chennai to Trivandrum. Read More

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Day 4

To UK

Transfer to the International airport in Trivandrum towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Hotels

  • The Grand New Delhi
    The Grand New Delhi
    Star Rating Delhi
  • Courtyard by Marriott Agra
    Courtyard by Marriott Agra
    Star Rating Agra
  • Ramada Udaipur Resort & Spa
    Ramada Udaipur Resort & Spa
    Star Rating Udaipur
  • Holiday Inn Jaipur
    Holiday Inn Jaipur
    Star Rating Jaipur
  • Holiday Inn
    Holiday Inn
    Star Rating Kochi
  • Fragrant Nature Munnar
    Fragrant Nature Munnar
    Star Rating Munnar
  • The Elephant Court
    The Elephant Court
    Star Rating Thekkady
  • Uday Samudra Beach Hotel
    Uday Samudra Beach Hotel
    Star Rating Kovalam
  • AC Deluxe House Boat
    AC Deluxe House Boat
    Star Rating Alleppey
  • Le Meridien
    Le Meridien
    Star Rating Delhi
  • Marriott Hotel
    Marriott Hotel
    Star Rating Jaipur
  • The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur
    The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur
    Star Rating Udaipur
  • Crowne Plaza
    Crowne Plaza
    Star Rating Kochi
  • Fragrant Nature Munnar
    Fragrant Nature Munnar
    Star Rating Munnar
  • Spice Village
    Spice Village
    Star Rating Periyar
  • The Leela Kovalam, a Raviz Hotel
    The Leela Kovalam, a Raviz Hotel
    Star Rating Kovalam
  • AC Deluxe House Boat
    AC Deluxe House Boat
    Star Rating Alleppey
  • ITC Mughal, Agra
    ITC Mughal, Agra
    Star Rating Agra

The Grand New Delhi Star Rating

Delhi
  • The Grand New Delhi

The Grand, New Delhi a five star hotel located in South of the city, welcomes its guest to experience an artful balance of contemporary elegance and modern design. The hotel is merely 8 kilometers away from Indira Gandhi Inte

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Courtyard by Marriott Agra Star Rating

Agra
  • Courtyard by Marriott Agra

Ideally located near the Taj Mahal, one of India's most incredible landmarks and other renowned India attractions like awe-inspiring Agra Fort, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Nearby Attractions also include Akbar

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Ramada Udaipur Resort & Spa Star Rating

Udaipur
  • Ramada Udaipur Resort & Spa

Udaipur resort is located in the historical district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Gangaur Ghat, Bagore-ki-Haveli Museum and Jagdish Temple. Shilpgram Museum and Maharana Pratap Statue are also within 3 mi (5 km). Udaipur Airport is

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Holiday Inn Jaipur Star Rating

Jaipur
  • Holiday Inn Jaipur

Hotel Holiday Inn strategically positioned at the entrance to Jaipur on the Delhi – Jaipur route, near the Jalmahal Lake. It is conveniently located near all major tourist attractions like Fort of Amer, Albert Hall Museum, Bi

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Holiday Inn Star Rating

Kochi
  • Holiday Inn

Located in the cosmopolitan city of Cochin, known as the industrial capital of Kerala, Holiday Inn Cochin is a recent addition in this bustling commercial port.Conveniently located on the NH Bypass at a distance of 5 kms from

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Fragrant Nature Munnar Star Rating

Munnar
  • Fragrant Nature Munnar

Fragrant Nature Munnar is located in the prime area of Pothamedu which has the best views into the Mountains. Fragrant Nature Munnar is styled similar to the local planter bungalows. All categories of rooms have cozy fireplac

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The Elephant Court Star Rating

Thekkady
  • The Elephant Court

The Elephant Court is situated in Thekkady, one of the best tropical wildlife sanctuaries in the world. It is about 1 Kilometer from Kumali in Idukki district, Kerala, which is the southern most state of India. It is just 1

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Uday Samudra Beach Hotel Star Rating

Kovalam
  • Uday Samudra Beach Hotel

Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa is located at the famed beaches of Kovalam. It is just minutes away from Vellar Junction. Trivandrum International Airport is only 15 kilometers and Railway Station is 13 kilometers away

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Le Meridien Star Rating

Delhi
  • Le Meridien

Le Meridien New Delhi is conveniently located in the centre of the city, within a two kilometre radius of major central government offices, Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, Rashtrapathi Bhawan and the bustling comme

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Marriott Hotel Star Rating

Jaipur
  • Marriott Hotel

Strategically located near the airport. The Hotel Marriott Jaipur is 270 yards from the Jawa Har Circle and 5 miles from the Birla Temple.

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The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur Star Rating

Udaipur
  • The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur

The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace is located in the main city just opposite to the famous man made Fateh Sagar Lake. The hotel is close to the tourist attractions like Jagdish Temple, City Palace, Crystal Gallery and Sahelion ki B

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Crowne Plaza Star Rating

Kochi
  • Crowne Plaza

Located on the NH 47 Bypass with easy access to the airport, CBD, Kakkanad Infopark, Fort Kochi, and scenic backwaters and beaches to the south. Amidst exotic surroundings that comprised of alluring attractions of the city

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Fragrant Nature Munnar Star Rating

Munnar
  • Fragrant Nature Munnar

Fragrant Nature Munnar is located in the prime area of Pothamedu which has the best views into the Mountains. Fragrant Nature Munnar is styled similar to the local planter bungalows. All categories of rooms have cozy fireplac

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Spice Village Star Rating

Periyar
  • Spice Village

Spice Village is a resort located in Kumily, a small settlement three kilometres from Thekkady. The hotel is 145 kilometers from Cochin airport, 74 kilometers from Kottayam railway station, 90 kilometers from the backwaters i

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The Leela Kovalam, a Raviz Hotel Star Rating

Kovalam
  • The Leela Kovalam, a Raviz Hotel

The Raviz Kovalam Beach Kerala built on a cliff-top, is cradled between wide sweeping beaches and has a panoramic view of the famous Kovalam coastline. It is spread over 44 acres of lush green land. Trivandrum, the capital of

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AC Deluxe House Boat Star Rating

Alleppey
  • AC Deluxe House Boat

Sail onto the famed backwaters of Kerala on a house boat and behold captivating sights and sounds - swaying palms and images from daily life in local fishing villages. 

AC Deluxe House Boat Star Rating

Alleppey
  • AC Deluxe House Boat

Sail onto the famed backwaters of Kerala on a house boat and behold captivating sights and sounds - swaying palms and images from daily life in local fishing villages. 

ITC Mughal, Agra Star Rating

Agra
  • ITC Mughal, Agra

Located on 35 enchanting acres,ITC Mughal, a luxury hotel is situated close to the city centre and gardens, as well as the Taj Mahal – one of the world’s most fabled monuments and The Agra Fort. One of the Seven Wonders of th

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What's Included?

  • Return International flights from UK.
  • Domestic flights within India.
  • All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance.
  • Accommodation as specified in the itinerary.
  • Meals; Breakfast at all places & House Boat on Full Board.
  • Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's not Included?

  • Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal Expenses such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Camera fee, still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere to drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

​Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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