Golden Triangle and Kerala12 Nights / 13 Days
HOW TO SEE INDIA IN TWO WEEKS?
Travel guide on how to plan our trip to India for 2 weeks
It is difficult to see cover whole of India with in two weeks. North India is well known for the heritage monuments like Taj Mahal in Agra, Qutab Minar in New Delhi and the Palaces of Rajasthan showcasing the greatest Mughal architecture. It is recommended to Arrive New Delhi and visit Taj Mahal, jaipur popularly called Golden Triangle tour. The Taj Mahal is the best-known building in the world and arguably the most beautiful. The architecture is sublime but it is the story that the stones embody that draws seven million visitors each year.
It is a monument to the great love between the Mughal emperor ShahJehan and his queen, Mumtaz Mahal. They could not bear to be parted and Mumtaz would often travel with her husband even into war. It was on one such campaign in 1631 that she died after giving birth to their 14th child.
Over the next 14 years Shah Jehan employed the empire’s best architects, builders and craftsmen to design this vision in white marble, decorated with precious and semi-precious stones sourced from all over Asia.
Jantar Mantar will show how wisely the old kings use astronomical calculations, the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of five such buildings built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur. The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is the largest stone observatory in the world and attracts large crowds. The city Palace in Jaipur and the light and sound show at Amber fort are worth seeing.
The Southern part of India is not to be missed for the sensational scenaries of nature. A stop over at Mumbai, the largest Indian city which is centre of Indian Financial institutions and Indian film industry (Bollywood)
Kerala is blessed by nature a great place to relax and explore. The history of Fort Cochin, the spices and wildlife of periyar, very unique houseboat stay with local cusines to explore and relaxing on the Kovalam beach makes an serene Indian experience.
Day 01 - Arrive at Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi, meet our tour representative who’ll escort you to the hotel pre-decided for your stay. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 02 – Full Day Delhi Sightseeing
Today, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour covering Laxmi Narayan Temple, Parliament House, India Gate, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, Gandhi Memorial and Qutub Minar Complex. In the evening, take delight in the ‘Dances of India Show’. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 03 – Delhi – Agra
Today, in the morning, leave by road for Agra. Upon arrival in Agra, check into the hotel. Thereafter, enjoy sightseeing tour of Agra covering Agra Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daulah and Taj Mahal. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 04 - Agra - Jaipur
In the morning, leave by road for Jaipur. On the way, halt at Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned Mughal town. The attractions you will cover include Jama Masjid, Jodha Bai Palace, Birbal Bhawan, Panch Mahal and the Buland Darwaza. On reaching Jaipur, check into the hotel for night stay.
Day 05 - Jaipur
Today, in the morning, enjoy an elephant ride to Amber Fort. In the afternoon, take a road trip to the Jaipur city covering City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Nawab Sahab ki Haveli and the local bazaars etc. Post sightseeing, return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 06 - Transfer to Jaipur Airport for flight to Cochin
Take a morning flight to Cochin. Transferred to the Hotel for two nights. Later, visit the Dutch Palace, with its murals of the Ramayana. In the evening, enjoy a sunset cruise on the harbour, a signature Kerala experience, for views of the landmark Chinese fishing nets, which provide a spectacular photo opportunity at dusk.
Day 07 - Cochin
Morning visit Jewish synagogue and St Francis church. In the evening attend a Kathakali performance, a traditional dance drama in which the dancers wear elaborate costumes and make up.
Day 08 - Cochin - Periyar
Drive along meandering roads through lush, green countryside ascending into the ‘Western Ghats’ at Periyar (5 hours). Enjoy lunch at a Rubber plantation. Stay at the resort or similar for two nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 09 - Periyar
This morning take a walk in Periyar Nature Reserve with tribal trackers, in search of wildlife. Afternoon visit a spice plantation which offers an interesting insight into how various spices such as cardamom, cloves and cinnamon are grown, cultivated and processed.
Day 10 - Houseboat
Drive back down through the hills and plantations towards the backwaters to board a rice boat for an overnight cruise through Lake Vembanad and the backwaters.
Day 11 - Houseboat - Kovalam
Transfer by car to Kovalam Beach. Afternoon at leisure on the beach.
Day 12 - Kovalam
At Leisure on the Beach.
Day 13 - Departure
Morning after breakfast, transfer to Trivandrum International airport for your return flight.
- 12 nights’ accommodation as per the itinerary in Double / Twin Sharing basis in mentioned hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotel.
- All meals during the stay in Houseboat
- All transfers & sightseeing tour by an Private Air-Conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary..
- Elephant ride at amber fort
- Sound & light show at Delhi Red fort
- Kathakali show in Cochin
- Spice Plantation visit in Thekkady
- Road tax, State taxes, parking fees and driver’s overnight wages.
- Parking Charges, Driver Allowance etc.
- All applicable hotel taxes and service charges
Tour Cost (01 Jun 2019 – 31 Aug 2019)
|No. of Persons||Premium||Luxury||Transportation|
|2 persons||INR 86300* / person||INR 62100* / person||A/C Sedan|
|4 persons||INR 75500* / person||INR 50500* / person||A/C Innova|
|10 persons||INR 72100* / person||INR 47600* / person||A/C Tempo Traveller|
* INR 800 will be applicable extra from 11 Aug – 15 Aug
- New Delhi – The Lalit
- Agra – Hilton
- Jaipur – Radisson
- Cochin – Hotel Marriot
- Periyar – Spice Village
- Alleppey – A/c Premium Houseboat
- Kovalam – Vivanta by Taj
- New Delhi – Royal Plaza
- Agra – Sarovar
- Jaipur – Ramada
- Cochin – Hotel Casino
- Periyar – Greenwoods
- Alleppey – A/c Premium Houseboat
- Kovalam – Travancore Heritage
- Air Fare/Train fare.
- Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips, Liquor etc.
- Monument / Entry & Guide Charges
- Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mention in the itinerary.
- Any increase in taxes or fuel, leading to increase in surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
- Any other costs NOT mentioned under “Includes” header