Start in New Delhi and end in Trivandrum! With the discovery tour Women Special Tour - Golden Triangle Tour With Kerala, you have a 16 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 8 other destinations in India. Women Special Tour - Golden Triangle Tour With Kerala includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Meet and greet at the airport with our representative and get transferred to hotel. Delhi is the Capital of India. Delhi is not a city but is a book - A book which narrates the history of India. The city was built and destroyed seven times and has been witness to the various events which has brought India through history books. The city was built and rebuilt seven times. Today as the capital of India Delhi is the seat of administration and the monuments which tell the saga of bygone era stand there. Evening visit "Dilli Haat" an open-air food plaza and cradia, and from a variety of cultural traditions of India. Extensive foundation work, small thatched roof cottages and kiosks give the plaza a village atmosphere.? Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.
Morning after breakfast, you will be taken to Old Delhi. We will visit Old Delhi, Drive past Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk. Also take a Rickshaw ride. Chandni Chowk: A main street and many many small side streets, it is a large area. Each section of the Bazaar is specializing on an item. One area is dried fruits, opticians, sarees, shoes etc. Many, many saree stores, many kurta pyjamas, hand made tops, sarees, material, shoes, slippers, incense, socks. Enjoy lunch with Cooking demo at Home host in Delhi. Today also learn how to wear an Indian Saree. Later, visit Delhi Haat. Get an opportunity to see how "Mehndi" is applied and also experience it. Mehndi is the art of coloring hands with Henna paste which is very popular in India. Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi
After breakfast, we will drive to Agra. After reaching Agra check-in to the hotel.? Lunch on own. Today, enjoy shopping in the local markets of Agra. Return to the Hotel in the evening for the night stay.
After breakfast, we will see the white marble beauty Taj Mahal. A visit to Taj Mahal is one of the fascinating highlights of our Golden Triangle travel. One of the seven wonders of the world. (Taj mahal is closed on Fridays. ? The tour will move towards Agra Fort one of the UNESCO world heritage sights. We will also see Sikandara, the last resting place of the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, is on the Delhi-Agra Highway, only 13 kilometers from the Agra Fort. Akbars tomb reflects the completeness of his personality. The vast, beautifully carved, red-ochre sandstone tomb with deers, rabbits and langurs is set amidst a lush garden. Akbar himself planned his own tomb and selected a suitable site for it. To construct a tomb in ones lifetime was a Turkic custom which the Mughals followed religiously. Akbars son Jah?ng?r completed construction of this pyramidal tomb in 1613. The 99 names of Allah have been inscribed on the tomb.? Overnight stay in Agra hotel.
After early breakfast, there will be drive to Jaipur followed by Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri, the political capital of Indias Mughal Empire under Akbar s reign from the year 1571 until 1586 when it was abandoned ostensibly due to the lack of water. We visit Emperor Akbar s Residential complex, Mosque and Tomb of Salim. Then the tour will move to Jaipur.? Lunch on own. On arrival, check-in to the hotel. Over night stay in Jaipur hotel.
After breakfast in the hotel there will be local sightseeing of Jaipur Amber Fort is a marvelous example of the Rajputana architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. The interior of the various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory mirrors and glass work completed by acquisitive wall paintings. As you move between the rooms of this magnificent structure, you will feel the history and visualize the pomp and grandeur of a kingdom never conquered. Venture back into the city for the pomp for the tour of Jaipur.? We take an Elephant Ride to reach the Amber Fort. Shopping tour: No tour is complete without a little bit of shopping. In the company of an expert local guide, shop the streets and stores of Jaipur and take a piece of India back home. Jaipur is the central hub for shopping in India. The dazzling bazaars of this hypnotic city are flooded with textiles, footwear, ready-made garments, antique jewels, artifacts, bandhini print, carpets, pottery, marble curios and book, a mind-boggling collection of other exciting items. ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????? OPTIONAL - You can also take part in an art workshop in Jaipur that involves into textile dyeing with two different techniques that are traditional in Rajasthan. Your instructor will let you know the instructions and provide natural materials to use during your session. Experiment with tying the cloth with string to create designs, and simply dying your clothing with different colored dyes, then take home your creations as a souvenir. (Charges Extra). ? Overnight stay in Jaipur hotel.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Jaipur Airport to board your flight to Kochi. (Flight Ticket is not included in the package cost) Upon arrival at Kochin Airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel in Kochi. KOCHI: Also known as Cochin is a beautiful city in the Ernakulam district of Kerala. Over the years, the history and development of this city carries stubborn marks of the British, Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese. It is undoubtedly the best starting point on your discovery to capture the beauty of God?s own country - Kerala.? Overnight stay at hotel in Kochi.
After breakfast, go for Kochi sightseeing tour begins with visit to Fort Kochi located on the western coast of India amidst the pristine waters of Arabian Sea. On visiting this fort, soak in the mesmerizing specimens of the bygone era. The architecture of this gorgeous fort uncovers the layers of colonial influence ingrained in the landscape of this city. Visit the St. Francis Church (Closed on Sundays from 08.00 to 11.00 hrs) within the middle of fort?s complex. Built in the year 1503, it is the oldest church built by Europeans in India. The lofty architecture of this Church is impressive in every way and has managed to retain its ancient charm, over the years. Also, visit the Jewish Synagogue located close to Fort Kochi, which is more than 100-years old. It was built in 1568 and is a showpiece displaying hand-painted floor tiles, Belgium-imported glass chandeliors, rare antiques etc. and an exclusive gallery. Your Kochi sightseeing tour ends with visit to Chinese Fishing Nets. They are a hallmark of the Fort Kochi, visible from Fort Kochi. The concept of fishing nets is said to be introduced by Zheng He (a Chinese explorer). Here the fishing nets are made of bamboo and teakwood poles and practice the principle of balance. Almost every visitor visits here - especially during sunset - to click few candids.? End your day watching the traditional Kathakali Dance Show (Optional) in Kochin.? Overnight stay at hotel in Kochi.
In and around MunnarAfter breakfast, drive to Munnar. MUNNAR: A beautiful hill station is named after three rivers Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly. It is a popular honeymoon destination in Kerala that offers spellbinding views of vast spice and tea plantations. It also boasts the highest peak in South India - Anamudi. Munnar is surrounded by various wildlife sanctuaries that house the grizzled giant squirrel, Elephant, Gaur, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar, etc. and the endangered Nilgiri Tahr (Mountain Goat). Also, a blue flower "Neelakurinji:" grows here in every 12 years. On arrival, check-in at the hotel.? Overnight stay at hotel in Munnar.
After breakfast, head for sightseeing tour of Munnar with first visit to the Munnar Tea Estates: Munnar is a city renowned for its bountiful tea plantations nestled amidst pristine nature. Walk through these sprawling tea estates and soak yourself in the refreshing aroma of the tea leaves. Here you can also visit the Tea Museum that showcases old photographs and huge machinery that have been used in tea processing over the years. Also, get a first hand experience of how tea is processed. Explore the Eravikulam National Park, a must-visit attraction located in Munnar. Its the first of its kind in Kerala that is home to the rare Nilgiri Tahr (Mountain Goat) and various other endangered species. Also, a flower that blooms once in 12 years - Neelakurinji (next to be seen in 2018), is another attraction here. Also, visit the Mattupetty Dam: a concrete gravity dam constructed between 1949 and 1953 for the purpose of conservation of water and hydroelectricity generation. The captivating reflections of the surrounding tea gardens falling upon the still water is the best part of this dam. Overnight stay at hotel in Munnar.
After breakfast, our representative will drive you to Periyar. PERIYAR: It is a landscape, set amidst the Western Ghats, in Kerala that entices its visitors with its rich biodiversity and natural vistas. It is famous for its Wildlife Sanctuary, which is considered to be one of the major tiger reserves in India. Nestled in the Western Ghats, it is blessed with exotic wildlife and scenic charm.On arrival, check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Periyar.
After breakfast, visit the popular Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - a reserve of Bengal tigers, Indian elephants, Wild Boars, Tigers, Leopards, etc. It has an around 100-years old artificial water lake where you can sight tigers, baby elephants and couple of other animals in a playful mood. Here you will go for a Boat ride (Optional) at the Periyar Lake to capture rich glimpses of wildlife, tea/coffee and spice plantations etc. Overnight stay at hotel in Periyar.
In and around AlleppeyAfter breakfast, drive to Alleppey. ALLEPPEY: Also called the Venice of India, is located in the Alapuzzha district of Kerala. Here you can hire a houseboat to stay and explore the tropical village life, tea and spice plantations and pristine beauty of Kerala. On arrival, board the Houseboat, locally called Kettuvallam. Cruise around backwaters of Alleppey to observe & experience the daily life of the villagers along the backwaters. Enjoy dinner and a pleasant overnight stay in the houseboat in Alleppey.
In and around KovalamAfter breakfast drive to Kovalam. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight in Kovalam.
After breakfast, day is kept at leisure. During the day there will be an Ayurveda session with Herbal massage for one and half hours. Overnight in Kovalam.
In and around TrivandrumEnjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning. Later, you will be transferred to the Trivandrum airport for your onward journey depending on your flight time.