Golden Triangle with Kerala and Goa Tour

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Goa - Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum - Delhi

Overview

India is a land of diversity! People, language, culture and even landscape showcase this unique feature. This beautiful country has the mighty Himalayas in the north, rugged desert in the west and soothing backwaters with the sea in the south. In our Golden Triangle with beach and backwaters tour, you will visit beautiful destinations like Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Goa, Cochin, Periyar, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Kovalam and Trivandrum.

This wonderful Golden Triangle and Kerala tour will make you explore the beauty of both north and south India. You will also get to know why India has always been Mother Nature’s favorite daughter. Visit and explore the historical monuments like Red Fort and India Gate in Delhi, one of the seven wonders of the world - the Taj Mahal in Agra and the beautiful Rajput culture and heritage in the palaces of Jaipur. After peeking into the glorious history of the country in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, relax and immerse yourself amidst nature when you are in Goa and Kerala.

Enjoy staying on the romantic houseboat cruising across the Kerala backwaters. The beauty of Kerala with backwaters, sandy beaches and utmost greenery is pure bliss for the tourists. We have planned this itinerary well to make most of your Golden Triangle and Kerala tour. Apart from Kerala, we have also included Goa, India’s favorite travel destination. Enjoy long walks along the beaches in Goa, explore the Portuguese culture and heritage and fill your tummy with lip-smacking seafood. The total duration of the tour is 15 nights and 16 days. However, we can customize the tour plan accordingly as per your needs. You can also try our two other tour itineraries which are India Golden Triangle and Goa and India Golden Triangle and Beach.

Trip Highlights
  • Visit Birla Mandir, India Gate and Parliament House in Delhi
  • Explore the tourist attractions of Old Delhi including Jama Masjid
  • Witness the Mughal era by attending the Light and Sound show in Red Fort
  • Visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort in Agra
  • See the wonderful Buland Darwaza, Salim Chishti’s Tomb and Jama Mosque
  • Visit the Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jal Mahal
  • Visit the notable attractions in Goa like Dona Paola, Colva beach, Margao City
  • Excursion to Panaji, the capital city of Goa
  • Visit the port city of India - Cochin
  • Explore local attractions like Mattancherry's Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace
  • Outing to St. Francis Church
  • Visit Vembanad Lake - the largest lake in Kerala
  • Spot variety of migratory birds at the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Enjoy at the Kumarakom Beach
  • Stay on a houseboat in Alleppey sailing across the beautiful backwaters of Kerala
  • Visit the scenic Kovalam Beach
Tour Map route map
Itinerary Details

Your trip will start with your arrival in Delhi. Our representative will welcome you in Delhi and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the capital city by yourself. You can go out to explore the nearby attractions or local markets to buy some souvenirs. An excursion to Dilli Haat will help you understand the culture of the country at a single place.

Stay in Delhi for the night.

Today, after breakfast you will start your Delhi sightseeing. The old and new Delhi shares a harmonious existence with each other. Delhi is known for the historical monuments that one can explore in the city. Start the sightseeing with Birla Mandir. The beautiful 'Sheesh' Mahal in the temple looks wonderful. Then visit the India Gate, a famous monument that was built to commemorate the sacrifice of the British Indian Army during the First World War. The monument looks splendid from a distance.

After this, visit the Parliament House of India from outside. Your next stop will be the Red Fort. The gorgeous architecture of the fort is a wonderful sight to behold. Red Fort was the main residence of the rulers of the Mughal Dynasty. After this visit Jama Masjid, one of the biggest mosques in the country. Treat your taste buds to delicious Mughlai dishes in Old Delhi. Visit the Gandhi Memorial. Later you get to enjoy Light and Sound Show at the Red Fort to get detailed insight into the Mughal era.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

On day 3 of your Golden Triangle with Beach and Backwaters, start your journey from Delhi to Agra. This city is famous for its historical monuments that are situated here. Reaching Agra, visit the Taj Mahal. Be awestruck with the marvelous architecture of the white mausoleum. The Taj Mahal is known as an epitome of love as it was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. Next, visit the Agra Fort. The historical fort was the residence of the Mughal emperor till 1638. The fort situated on a hill looks beautiful from a distance.

Return to the hotel after this and stay for the night.

The fourth day will be a long one since you will cover many places. Post breakfast, leave from Agra for Jaipur by road. On the way, visit Fatehpur Sikri, a beautiful fort city built by the Mughals. The grand 'Buland Darwaza' shows the excellence of the architects of the Mughal era. Also visit the Jama Mosque, Panch Mahal and Salim Chishti's Tomb.

Reach Jaipur in the evening and check-in at the hotel. You can either choose to go out to explore the place on your own or can sit back and soak in the comforts of your room.

Stay at the hotel in Jaipur.

Jaipur is one of the planned cities in India. This beautiful city flaunts the magnificent architecture and heritage of the Rajputs. The city is decorated beautifully with a wonderful amalgamation of the old and new. Visit the Amber Fort, riding an elephant like the royals. The fort is situated at the top of a hill and the view of the place from the city is lovely. Witness the grand lifestyle of the kings inside the fort. After this, visit the City Palace of Jaipur. There is a museum in the City Palace which showcases many historical artifacts. Then visit Hawa Mahal – a stunning landmark of Jaipur and Jal Mahal - a beautiful palace in the middle of a lake.

In the evening, you can do shopping in the bustling markets of Jaipur. Buy Jaipuri suits, bedsheets or quilts. Shop for some unique handicrafts. Savor traditional Rajasthani cuisines.

Stay at Jaipur for the night.

After the tour to the historical places, it's time to relax in Goa. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Jaipur airport to board a flight to Goa. Upon arrival, our representative will receive you and escort you to the hotel. The rest of the day is for you to enjoy. Relax and explore the beautiful Goa on your own.

Stay at the hotel in the night.

Wake up early on the seventh day to explore Goa. Loved by visitors owing to the blue sea, sandy beaches and beautiful greenery decorated with coconut trees, the small state surely casts a spell. Apart from natural beauty, various monuments also adorn and increase the attractiveness of the place.

You will visit tourist destinations like Pillar Monastery, Colva Beach, Vasco City and Mormugao Harbor. The Colva Beach looks refreshing with blue sea and green hills that stretch across the land and meets the sea. After this, have lunch and start with the latter part of the visit. Visit Panaji City, the capital of Goa and hence you can see many administrative buildings here. Panaji looks beautiful and the walkway beside the Mandovi River is an absolute traveler's delight. Click some beautiful pictures here.

After this, visit Miramar Beach. The beach is perfect for an afternoon stroll. Then visit Dona Paula. The view of the sea and the surrounding city looks splendid from the viewpoint.

Come back to the hotel after the tiring day and stay there for the night.

Today you are free to enjoy Goa at your own pace. It's a crime if you can't chill as per your wish in Goa. Hence spend the day knowing more about Goa, its locals, their lifestyle and Goan cuisines. Enjoy swimming in the sea or relax at the beach shacks offering awesome food and drinks. Enjoy mesmerizing sunset by the beach. Rent a two-wheeler and explore the countryside. Indulge in shopping at the local markets.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast, start your trip towards the south by boarding a flight to Cochin. We will transfer you to the Goa airport to catch the flight. Upon reaching Cochin, our representative will welcome you and escort you to the hotel. After freshening up, leave for sightseeing of attractions in Cochin. Cochin or Kochi is an important port city and is a beautiful place to visit.

Explore the famous Jewish Synagogue called Mattancherry's Synagogue that was built-in 1568. The place looks wonderful with traditional Belgian chandeliers, wooden desk and colored glass lamps. Next, visit the Mattancherry Palace that was gifted to the king of Cochin by the Portuguese in 1555 as a goodwill gesture.

After this, visit the St. Francis Church which is the oldest European built church in India. It was constructed in 1503 by Portuguese friars. The beautiful white structure of the church looks stunning. Later see the giant Chinese Fishing Nets that are famous in Cochin. You can observe them being lowered at the Vasco Da Gama Square.

In the evening watch a Kathakali Dance performance before retiring for the night.

Stay in Cochin for the night.

After breakfast, start your journey to Periyar. Blessed with nature's bounty, Periyar is known to hold lots of surprises. Greenery all around, Periyar is located at the top of the Western Ghats and is the home to India's premium wildlife sanctuary called Periyar National park. You will visit the spice plantations in the afternoon after reaching Periyar. The rest of the day is free for you to relax. Explore Periyar on your own and relax in the lap of nature to rejuvenate yourself.

Stay at Periyar for the night.

Today you will enjoy an awesome boat ride on the Periyar Lake. Boating on the beautiful lake is special as you would explore the Periyar Tiger Reserve simultaneously. After this travel to Kumarakom from Periyar.

Kumarakom is known for backwater tourism in Kerala. Located at the shores of the largest lake in Kerala, the Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a mesmerizing place to visit. You will stay at a lovely resort on the banks of the lake and enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. Relax and stay by the lake and rest for the day.

Overnight stay at the resort.

Visit the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary situated at the banks of the Vembanad Lake. This 14 acres sanctuary has a wide variety of birds like egret, kingfisher, owl, cuckoo, Siberian crane, teal, wood beetle, etc. This place is like a heaven for bird watchers.

Later on, visit Kumarakom Beach. The beach is the perfect place to unwind amidst nature. Take a swim or a walk along the beach. You can also enjoy water sports activities like parasailing, scuba diving at your own expense.

Dinner and stay at the hotel for the night.

After breakfast, start your journey to Alleppey via road. Your stay at Alleppey will become memorable on a beautiful houseboat. Reaching Alleppey, experience romantic cruise on the famous Kerala backwaters. Enjoy the company of nature while savoring delectable Kerala cuisines aboard the houseboat. The green scenery all along the route will surely lift your moods and make you relax. Witness the lovely sunset from the houseboat.

Overnight stay on the houseboat.

Start your onward journey to Kovalam, our last stop of the trip. The drive will refresh your mind. Check-in at the hotel after reaching Kovalam. Later head out to explore the Kovalam Beaches. Enjoy a beautiful sunset by the beach. Kovalam beaches are known for their beauty.

Enjoy at the beach till the evening.

Later on, come back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

The beaches in Kovalam are loved by all due to their scenic beauty. The natural greenery around the shallow blue waters of the sea is a treat to the eyes. The beaches in Kovalam are well maintained. You will spend the day at the beaches. Indulge in swimming and enjoy a delicious lunch at the beach. Witnessing another sunset and return to the hotel in the evening.

Stay at the hotel for the night.

Today marks the end of this India Golden Triangle and beach tour. After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and drive down to the Trivandrum Airport. Catch your flight to Delhi. Upon reaching Delhi, you can board your homebound train or flight.

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