Golden Triangle with Kerala Backwater Tours

Duration Covered : - 17 Nights / 18 Days
Destinations Covered : - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi - Chennai - Trivandrum - Cochin - Periyar - Madurai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Chennai - Home

Kerala God's own Country Kerala is an enchantingly beautiful, emerald greenland, flanked by the Western Ghats on one side, the Arabian Sea on theother, and strewn with rivers, lagoons, backwaters and rich vegetationin between.

Day 1 : Arrivalat Delhi

Company representatives will receive you onarrival at the international airport in Delhi late in the night ormidnight & transfer to your pre booked hotel in private A /C Car.Relax. Overnight stay will be at Delhi.

Day 2 : Delhi Tours

Afterbreakfast proceed for a Full Day Sight Seeing Tour of combined Old &New Delhi.

OLD DELHI

Asight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat -the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Jama Masjid - thelargest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fortand palace of the Moghul Empire. Enjoy the cycle rickshaw ride fromJama Masjid to Chandni Chowk.

NEW DELHI

An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, theQutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past theimposing India Gate, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple - also known asBahai Temple, Parliament House, Birla mandir - Famous as laxmi NarayanTemple, the President's Residence, and would end with a drive throughthe Diplomatic Enclave. Overnight will be at Delhi

Day 3 : Delhi - Agra

Proceed forAgra after breakfast. enrouting Sikandara and check-in into the hotelIn evening visit TAJ and the Agra Fort. Evening at Leisure andovernight stay at hotel.

Day 4 : Jaipur

After breakfast you will be driven to anexcursion to Amer Fort. At the fort you will be delighted to have anelephant ride. after this, you will be taken to a sightseeing tour ofthe pink city. You catch awesome sights of the Jantar Mantar, the Citypalace and the Hawa Mahal - also known as Palace of Winds. Overnightstay will be at jaipur hotel.

Day 5 : Jaipur - Delhi

Afterleisurely breakfast proceed for shopping.
Leave for Delhi afterlunch. En -route visit Neemrana Fort. Reach Delhi and you will betransferred to airport for flight with sweet memories of India afterFAREWELL DINNER.

Day 6 : Delhi - Chennai

Upon arrivalto Chennal Transfer to your pre booked hotels.

Day 7 : Chennai - Trivandrum

Transfer to Somatheeram Ayurvedic Resort

Day 8 : Ayurvedic Beach Resort

Relaxand enjoy the facilities at the resort including private beach, yoga,massage, nature walks, classical music and dance programs on open-airstage, visits to local traditional village.

Day 9 : Kerala backwater Tours

Fromthe resort drive to the pier to board a private rice boat (70 kms/2hrs drive) and then cruise through the narrow canals and wide lakesenjoying the scenic natural beauty -- coconut trees, rice patties,small villages.Meals and overnight on houseboats.

Day 10 : Backwaters - Cochin

Morning relax on houseboat, afterlunch drive to Cochin 65 Kms/ 1 1/12 hrs.), transfer to hotel. overlooking the harbor, sea facing rooms.

Day 11 : Cochin

Full day sighseeing:palaces, museums. Enjoy a Kathakali dance performance at CochinCultural Center, arriving by 5 pm to watch the make-up. Dinner attraditional Kerala restaurant.

Day 12 : Periyar

Periyar Wild lifeSanctuary Home to bison, antelopes, sambars, wild boars, monkeys,langurs, a wide variety of birds, and some 750 elephants. Game viewingby private motor-boat in the evening, (the best time to see wildlife).

Day 13 : Periyar - Madurai

Relax atPeriyar in the morning. In afternoon, drive to Madurai (135 kms./4hrs. drive), "The Temple City of India." Evening relaxedoverview of the city, independent strolling. Hotel / cottages.

Day 14 : Madurai

Full day sighseeing:Sri Meenakshi Temple, Tirumalai Nayak Palace, Tiruparankundram(rock-cut)Temple, Alagarkoil Temple Evening fly Madurai - Chennai dep19:40 arr 20:30 arr. OR 20:40 dep.-21:30 arr.

Day 15 : Madras ( Chennai )

Full daysightseeing of Chennai - Kapaleeshwarar Temple, San Thome Cathedral,Sri Parthasarathy Temple, Fort St. George, the Marina. Hotel TajCoromandel, superior room

Day 16 : Drive to Kanchipuram

Visittemples of Kanchipuram enroute to Mahabalipuram. Kailasanatha Temple,Vaikunta Perumal Temple, Sri Ekambaranathar Temple, Kamakshi AmmanTemple, Devarajaswami Temple. On arrival in Mahabalipuram transfer toHotel Fisherman's Cove.

Day 17 : Mahabalipuram

Morning relax;afternoon sightseeing: Five Rathas, Shore Temple, ArjunaÕsPenance, Mandapams, Krishna Mandapam.

Day 18 : Madras ( Chennai ) - Home

Relax in the morning. Late afternoon drive back to Madras(80kms./2hrs. drive). Transfer to international airport for flighthome.



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