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Golden Triangle With Kerala – 15 Nights - 16 Days

New Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Cochin –  Keralan Backwaters – Munnar – Thekaddy – Varkala

A magical sunrise experience at the Taj Mahal.

A guided tour of historical landmarks of Delhi and Jaipur.

An exciting Wildlife Safari in Periyar National Park in Kerala.

The perfect beach holiday in the golden sands of Varkala, Kerala.

A memorable traditional houseboat experience in the backwaters of Kerala.

An intriguing tour of Cochin tracing its maritime history of spice wars and colonial rivalry.

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Duration: 16 days
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Golden Triangle With Kerala

Duration: 16 days

Itinerary: New Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Cochin –  Keralan Backwaters – Munnar – Thekaddy – Varkala

Note – This is a sample itinerary for ideas on travel routes in the region, it can be customized as per your requirements.

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The Golden Triangle Region in North India and the coastal state of Kerala in the south of India are two of the most visited tourist havens in India. Millions of tourists worldwide visit both these regions every year.

The Golden Triangle is the trio of iconic northern Indian cities—Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra—where some of India’s most recognizable landmarks are located. “God’s Own Country” Kerala has gorgeous beaches, dream-like backwaters, misty Western Ghat hill stations, and splendid coffee & tea plantations.

The Golden Triangle prides itself on the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Red Fort, Qutab Minar, and other World Heritage Sites of Delhi, and the magnificence of the City Palace and Amber Fort of the “Pink City” Jaipur.

 A dream 16-day odyssey through all of the Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit and Kerala, our tour covers all the must-visit destinations and the must-have experience.

It has got everything you need for your dream Indian holiday: a houseboat waltz through the backwaters of Kerala, a romantic escapade to Jaipur, a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, a dream tropical holiday in Varkala, and a wildlife adventure in Periyar.

Itinerary at a Glance

01
Day
Arrival in New Delhi | Capital of India
02
Day
Delhi | Unearthing Ancient Mughal Mystery
03
Day
Jaipur | Drive & Sightseeing
04
Day
Jaipur | Exploring Key Attractions of the “City of Lakes”
05
Day
Agra | Drive and Sightseeing
06
Day
Agra | Sunrise at the Taj Mahal
07
Day
Cochin| Flight to Cochin
08
Day
Cochin |Maritime History and Spice Wars
09
Day
Keralan Backwaters | A Houseboat Waltz
10
Day
Munnar | Drive to the Western Ghats
11
Day
Munnar | Exploring the “Kashmir of South India”
12
Day
Thekaddy | Drive
13
Day
Thekaddy | Wildlife Wonders of Periyar
14
Day
Varkala | Drive
15
Day
Varkala | The Beach Await
16
Day
Fly Out | End of Tour

Itineraries

01
Day

Delhi | Arrival and Start of Tour

The Tour will begin in the capital Delhi, where upon arrival at the international airport, LIT representatives will receive you warmly, and transport you to your hotel.

02
Day

Delhi | Unearthing Ancient Mughal Mystery

Discover the splendor of Mughal Delhi in a day 2 filled with historical mystery and intrigue. 

After breakfast, you will visit the must-see World Heritage historical landmarks of Delhi. These include Red Fort, Qutab Minar Humayun’s Tomb, and Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque of Delhi).

After a tour of the Mughal monuments, you’ll enjoy a Rickshaw ride through the markets of Old Delhi and visit the iconic India Gate. To give you a sense of the modern as well as the historical, you will sign off the day with a drive through Rajpath overlooking the Parliament and President’s House.

03
Day

Jaipur | Drive & Sightseeing

The second lap of your epic tour will be the “Pink City” Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, and a must-visit destination in the Golden Triangle.

You’ll drive to Jaipur from Delhi ( drive time 5 hours/  250 KMS or 155 miles). Spend the rest of the day exploring the old city center.

04
Day

Jaipur | Pink City Escapades

A full day of heritage and cultural sightseeing in the “Paris of India.” 

Attractions covered: 

The City Palace: Residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur/ also houses a museum).

– Hawa Mahal: Palace of the Winds/ iconic pink-colored building famous for its 953 jharoka/glass windows modeled after a honeycomb).

– Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory (housing the world’s largest sundial stone).

– Amber Fort: Previous residence-fort of the Maharaja (located on a mound just outside of Jaipur).

– Nahargah Fort: Built 1734 AD.

– Albert Hall Museum: 1887 AD museum showcasing Rajasthan arts, arms, and artifacts.

05
Day

Agra | Drive and Sightseeing

After breakfast, you’ll set out for Agra in Utter Pradesh (drive time 4 hours/ 240 km or 145 miles). Spend the rest of the day sightseeing.

06
Day

Agra | Sunrise at the Taj Mahal

You’ll wake up early to catch one of our planet’s most magical experiences: a sunset at the Taj Mahal. As the rising sun lights up the Taj Mahal, the Wonder of the World shimmers like a white pearl. The Taj Mahal will be all yours to behold before thousands of tourists turn up.

Other attractions you’ll visit: Agra Fort (former fort-residence of Mughal Emperor), Itimad-ud-Daula (Baby Taj), Mehtab Bagh (garden), Tomb of AkbarJama Masjid and the old Bazar of Agra.

The Golden Triangle part of your epic tour ends here.

07
Day

Cochin | Flight to Cochin

You’ll drive to New Delhi airport and fly to  fly to Cochin in Kerala (flight time 3 hours).

08
Day

Cochin | Maritime History and Spice Wars

Also known as Kochi, the legendary port city of Cochin in Kerala is famous for its history as an important hub of the medieval maritime trade, and the resultant colonial wars, to which it was an important theatre. 

You’ll discover this history with visits to the Mattancherry Palace (home of Maharajas of Cochin), Santa Cruz CathedralParadesi Synagogue, old marketplace, and Marine Drive.

09
Day

Keralan Backwaters | A Houseboat Waltz

You’ll travel to the backwaters of Alleppey (drive time 1 hour 15 min/ 55 km or 35 miles), and spend your day and overnight on a traditional houseboat in the backwaters as it gently floats through the enchanting world of dream-like sceneries, sleepy fishing villages, palm-lined canals and lakes.

10
Day

Munnar | Drive to the Western Ghats

After the houseboat tour, you’ll drive to South India’s most favorite hill station Munnar, nestled in the Western Ghats at a height of 1,530 meters/ 5,000 ft above sea level.

Drive time: 4.5 Hrs/ 160 km or 100 miles).

11
Day

Munnar | Exploring the “Kashmir of South India”

Nicknamed the “Kashmir of South India” due to its lush green valleys, rolling tea hills, misty mountains, cascading waterfalls, and perfect weather, Munnar is an absolute visual delight.

You’ll enjoy a tour of the Tea Estates and Spice tours of the region.

12
Day

Thekaddy | Drive

In the morning, you’ll drive to your next hill station destination Thekaddydrive time 2 hours 30 min/ 90 km/ 55 miles.

Thekaddy is famous not just for its spice villages, tea plantations, and lovely lush mountains, but also for the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

13
Day

Thekaddy | Wildlife Wonders of Periyar

A wildlife safari experience awaits you at the Periyar National Park on day 13.

Possible sightings: Asiatic (Indian) Elephants (estimated 50), Nilgai (Indian Antelopes), Langurs, Sloth Bears, Leopards, Porcupines, Kingfishers, Barking Deer, and Great Indian Hornbills.

14
Day

Varkala | Drive

After breakfast, drive to Varkala: drive time 4 hours 15 min/ 170 km/ 105 miles.

Varkala is famous not just for its stunning beaches but also for its 2000-year-old Janardana Swami Temple (Benaras of the South).

You’ll visit the temple and enjoy the rest of your day at the temple.

15
Day

Varkala | The Beach Await

Spend a leisurely and relaxing day at the Varkala beach.

16
Day

Drive to Trivanduram| Fly Out | End of Tour

On the final day, you will drive to Trivandrum (1 hour drive/ 40 km/ 24 miles) and take the flight home/next destination.

Personalized and exclusive tours of all the must-see destinations in Kerala and the Golden Triangle.

Guided tours of World Heritage Sites of the Golden Triangle.

Luxury stays in Heritage and Contemporary 5-star hotels.

Private transfers and 24/7 in-person support and guidance.

Ethical environmentally-sustainable tourism practices.

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