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15-Day Private Golden Triangle Tour Including South India

Take up the 15-Day Private Golden Triangle Tour Including South India. The tour comprises of breathtakingly beautiful destinations like Cochin, kumarokon and Allepey. Explore DelhiAgraJaipur – Osian – Jodhpur – Cochin – kumarokon – Allepey – Mumbai Cities enchanting Sightseeing & Tourist Places at the best prices only with Nikita Holidays.

City Visits: Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Osian – Jodhpur – Cochin – kumarokon – Allepey – Mumbai

Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi Airport. You will be met at the airport by our representative who give you a warm welcome with fresh flower garlands, he assist you in boarding your Car and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Full-day City Sightseeing Tour in Delhi
Late morning we leave for the guided sightseeing tour of Old Delhi to visit famous tourist places. We visit Jama Masjid, this immense mosque is both the largest in India and the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees, Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January, 1948. Two museums dedicated to Gandhi are located near by. Later we drive past Red Fort citadel.

Afternoon tour of New Delhi visiting the 11th century Qutab Minar Tower, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of Delhi in 1206. It is a red sandstone tower, standing tall at a height of 72.5 metres and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the holy Qur’an. The India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war and drive past the grand government buildings the President’s House and Parliament House all dating back to the time of British Raj.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Delhi / Agra (200 Kms / 3 Hrs)
After breakfast we drive leisurely to the home town of Taj Mahal – Agra, takes us through the beautiful countryside. On arrival at Agra we check inn to our hotel. Evening we visit the magnificent Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays) one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan’s beloved wife. It’s a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone – undoubtedly the highlight of 15-Day Private Golden Triangle Tour Including South India.

Rest of the evening free to explore the local handicrafts and shopping centers of the city where one can look for marble inlay work, fine quality carpets, Zari and embroidery, leather goods etc.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Agra / Jaipur (240 kms / 4 hrs)
Morning we leave to visit the imposing Agra Fort, this powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques.

Later our drive takes us to the old walled city of Jaipur – Founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II, this ‘pink city’ is meticulously constructed on the lines of the Shilpa – Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. The palaces and forts of the yesteryear, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendors, are now living monuments.

En-route we stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri – which has been described as “the world’s most perfectly preserved ghost town”. Built by Akbar in the late 16th century, it was abandoned after only 14 years, and the elegant buildings of this superb walled city remain intact to this day. Arrive and check in at our hotel in Jaipur.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Jaipur
Morning breakfast followed by a sight-seeing tour of Jaipur visiting the dramatic hilltop fortress at Amber – ascend the imposing fort on a decorated painted elephant. We wander among glittering inlays and the Hall of Mirrors. On the way back we stop to view the elegant Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world.

Post lunch we tour the Maharajah’s City Palace, now partly a museum display a unique fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture, and house a rare collection of paintings, Rajput armoury and costumesiH. Later we explore the city and indulge in shopping for gemstones, silver jewellery, Paintings, blue pottery and hand printed textiles that Jaipur is renowned for.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6: Jaipur / Osian (350 Kms / 7 Hrs)
Morning we drive towards Osian, An ancient town in the Thar Desert known for its temples. There are 15 brahminical temples and shrines, and a cluster of Jain temples, all built during the Gurjara Pratihara dynasty between the 8th and the 12th centuries, sand-dunes and diversity of Rajasthani culture and tradition besides the comfortable camel safari one also gets to see proud local tribes— bishnois, bhils, shepherds, potters, weavers etc. in their natural surroundings and not to mention the various varieties of desert wildlife-the likes of bluebulls, gazelles, foxes, peacocks, partridges etc.  On arrival we check in to our Camel Camp.

Overnight stay at our Camel Camp.

Day 7: Osian / Jodhpur (60 Kms / 1 Hrs)
Today our drive takes us to Jodhpur, the enchanting forts, temples, other royal residences and settlements retain its medieval character and comprise the town’s multifaceted attractions.

On arrival at Jodhpur we proceed to our hotel, Later we set out to explore the Jodhpur city and visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, Perched on a 150 m high hill its sprawl is the most formidable and magnificent fort in Rajasthan which dominates and offers spectacular vistas of the blue-hued city.

Post lunch tour of Jaswant Thada – On the way down from the fort, on left is Jaswant Thada, the graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The main memorial has been built like a temple with intricately carved marble stone that is sculpted by the genius artesian. A visit to this structure is through the rocky hills giving it a secluded and a mystic aura.

We walk through the local giridkot and The Sardar market, colorful bazaars where one can shop for textiles, handicrafts and clay figurines.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8: Jodhpur / Udaipur (260 Kms / 4-5 Hrs)
Morning we drive to Udaipur – There is no place in Rajasthan, which appeals more to the imagination of poets and painter, travellers and writers than Udaipur, an oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan. Enroute we visit Kumbhalgarh – famous for Fort converted into hotel, we can have our lunch here. Beautifully situated on a hill over looking the Kumbhalgarh valley with age-old hospitality and blend of modernity.

Our next stop is the Jain temples at Ranakpur, superbly preserved in a near-perfect condition for over 500 years. The most attractive features are the 29 halls of the temple, which have 1444 pillars of which no two are like. On arrival in Udaipur we proceed to our hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9: Full-Day Private City Tour of Lake City Udaipur
Let the glorious sunrise dazzle at breakfast. Wander through the opulent City Palace grounds and the museum, which are the testamentto the valour and chivalry of the Mewar rulers. Visit Saheliyon ki Bari (the gardens the maids-of-honour), the Jagdish temple on the shores of Lake Pichola. The Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir is a treasure house of Rajasthani folk culture.

Evening we enjoy the Boat cruise in Lake Pichola. The breathtaking beauty of the Lakes – Pichola and Fateh Sagar truly make Udaipur an oasis in the desert.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Udaipur/Cochin Via Mumbai (By Flight)
Morning we fly to Cochin, one of the finest harbours on the Arabian coastline, famous as a port for overseas traders from early times. Its cosmopolitan character is reflected in the buildings and structures representing different regions of the world. A city of peninsulas and islands, today it is Kerala’s commercial hub.

On arrival check in to our hotel. Afternoon we have the option to leave for Cochin sightseeing – the city of lagoons. Visit the St. Francis Church, India’s oldest European Church was contructed in 1503 by Portuguese, Chinese Fishing Nets, strung out along the top of Fort Cochin, Mattancherry Palace or The Dutch Palace, built by Portugese in 1557, this palace was presented to the Raja of Cochin, Veera Kerala Verma. The palace’s alternative name, the Dutch Palace, resulted from substantial renovations by the Dutch after 1663Palace. In the evening we witness Kathakali the traditional dance show of Kerala in its colorful costumes starting from 1830 hrs till 2000 Hrs narrating stories from the Ramayana through mudras.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11: Cochin / Kumarakom (85 Kms – 2 Hrs)
After breakfast we drive to Kumarakom – When nature is all you need to recuperate, Kumarakom is undoubtedly the most invigorating, fascinating paradise in Kerala, God’s own country. The slender coconut palms standing here, there and everywhere, its never ending paddy fields, meandering lagoons and backwaters, mangroves nesting birds of a hundred varieties can peacefully calm and invigorate your mind with renewed inspiration for your vocation and life. That is the pristine beauty of Kumarakom.

On arrival we check in to our backwater resort, Rest of the day at leisure to laze around at the resort with an option to visit the nearby Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

Overnight stay at our Backwater Resort.

Day 12: Kumarakom / Allepey (By Overnight Houseboat)
Morning we drive down to the jetty to commence a private backwater cruise where we board our Deluxe A/c Houseboat for a thrilling experience of backwater in Kerala. These converted rice barges or “Kettuvallams” sail along shallow, palm-fringed lakes and narrow canals where coconut and cashew is loaded onto dugouts.

You pass villages built on narrow spits of land, stopping to visit local markets by bullock-cart, or to marvel at craftsmen engaged in centuries-old boat-making tradition. The boats offer one or two cabins with a small sitting room and a crew of 2 staff and a chef. The food is authentic Kerala cuisine, purchased fresh along the way.

For most of the journey, the boat is poled, sailing only between dawn and dusk. The whole day is spent on the houseboat exploring the backwaters. On board our crew will prepare a traditional Keralian food.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13: Allepey / Cochin & Mumbai (By Flight)
After breakfast we reach Allepey where we disembark the houseboat and drive to Cochin airport and board our flight to Mumbai – city that never sleeps! Pulsating, Alive, On the Move, Vibrant, Fun — this is Mumbai or as it is still frequently referred to — Bombay. The most modern city in India, it captures the spirit of the changing pace set by liberalization and modernization. On arrival check in to hotel. Evening at leisure.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14: Mumbai Sightseeing
Morning we leave for an excursion trip to Elephanta Island by boat. This island originally known as Gharapurti was renamed as Elephanta after the Portuguese found the carved elephant there. The main attraction of the island is the four rock cut temples dating back to 5th-8th century AD. The most renowned is the cave sculpture of ‘Trimurthi’, a three headed figure almost 20 feet in height, of Lord Shiva as a creator, preserver and destroyer.

Later in the afternoon we tour the Gateway of India, the entrance to the port of Mumbai. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V in 1911. Historically the Gateway holds greater significance as the last of the British troops, which left independent India by sea, marched through its portals. Other attractions would be the Prince Wales Museum & Marine Drive which runs along the shore of the Arabian Sea from Nariman Point past Chowpatty Beach to the foot of Malabar Hill.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 15: Depart Mumbai
Today we check out by 12 noon and leave to explore the city or shopping on our own in a Car. Shopping in Mumbai is a memorable experience as you wander through its Bazaars with striking names like Chor Bazar, Mutton Street and Zaveri Bazar. At Chor Bazar you’ll find a phenomenal collection of antiques, jewellery, wooden articles, leatherware and general bric-a-brac. Evening farewell dinner and later transfer to the international airport to Board our homeward flight or connect to the onward destination.

Have an amazing experience of your life by exploring India in its full glory through the special 15-Day Private Golden Triangle Tour Including South India with us!

Note : This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour packages.

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