Kathakali Dancer
Golden Triangle with Kerala
Cochin, Kerala, India

Golden Triangle & Kerala

(12 days)

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Cochin, Backwaters, Lake Vembanad.

From the historic centers in North India to the picturesque beauty of Gods Own Country, this trip takes guests through some of the major highlights from the Mogul Era after which you get a chance to explore the tropical state of Kerala in all its glory. A trip where history and nature meet at old friends, exquisite experiences await for all.

This tour is recommended for

Culture & Heritage
Spa & Ayurveda

At a Glance

Delhi (2 nights), Agra (1 night), Jaipur (2 nights), Kochi (Cochin) (2 nights), The Backwaters (2 nights), The Backwaters (1 night), Mumbai (1 night)

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the popular sights and attractions that fall within the Golden Triangle
  • Walk through the bustling streets of Chandni Chowk in Delhi
  • Witness the power of true love by visiting the majestic Taj Mahal
  • Elephant rides and insights into true royalty await you on your trip to the Pink City
  • Explore the charming Fort Kochi on your heritage walk in Cochin
  • Witness another diverse art form of India with a live performance of Kathakali in Kerala
  • Spend a night amidst Mother Nature in an exquisite houseboat perched in the backwaters of Komarokom
  • Unwind with a relaxing Ayurvedi massage at a top resort in the Backwaters

Detailed Itinerary

Delhi (2 nights)

Days  ( 1 - 3 )



Formally known as the National Capital Territory; Delhi has been consistently colonized after the 6th century BC and is the country capital today. Legend states that the city was once the location of Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandava clan. Delhi is home to 1,200 heritage structures, over 175 historical monuments and is a major travel hub.


Guided tour of city to visit the impressive Red Fort and Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple; explore Chandini Chowk, the Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat; Parliament Museum, National Museum, Bangla Sahib - Sikh Temple; experience cultural and ethnic diversity at the colorful "Dilli Haat", an open-air food plaza cum craft bazaar.


Agra (1 night)

Days  ( 3 - 4 )



Home to 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort, the city of Agra throngs with tourists all year round. Reminiscent of the glory that was once the Mogul Empire, this city is seeping in history and gorgeous architecture.


Guided tour of Agra, located on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is best known the world over as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its 3 grandiose monuments - Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the sublime white marbled mausoleum of the Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset; see the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah; admire the magnificent Agra Fort ; enjoy a decorated tonga ride (a horse drawn carriage, popular in olden days) through the fabled city.


Jaipur (2 nights)

Days  ( 4 - 6 )



The capital city of the desert state of Rajasthan, Jaipur is reminiscent of the royal way of life that was once integral to this region. Today it is fondly referred to as the “Pink City” because of the trademark structures that sit here.


Guided excursion to the Amber Fort, the Albert Hall, City Palace, the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) and the world's largest stone observatory - the Jantar Mantar. See the Govind Devji Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, the Lakshmi Narayan and Ganesh Temples; visit the amazing Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts and Raj Mandir Cinema. Enjoy a joy ride on a decorated Elephant's till the courtyard of the palace.


Kochi (Cochin) (2 nights)

Days  ( 6 - 8 )

Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin)

The diverse city of Kochi that is an urban jungle but yet has pockets of local culture is a cosmopolitan city to visit in Kerala. A place of financial importance as it houses one of the largest commercial ports of India, the city with its embracing nature and sense of familiarity.


Guided tour of Cochin to enjoy antiquities and murals at the Dutch Palace & Cemetery; the stunning views of the harbour at Fort Kochi; visit the Matancherry, the Pardesi Synagogue, Jewish town, St. Francis Church with the grave of Vasco da Gama; walk through the spice and antique markets and see the Chinese fishing nets. Enjoy a sunset cruise ; enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance performances.


The Backwaters (2 nights)

Days  ( 8 - 10 )

The Backwaters

The Backwaters

No trip to God’s Own Country, Kerala is considered to be complete without a mesmerizing journey into the lazy tropical canals of the Backwaters. The Mesh of Canals which take birth at Lake Vembanad offers a charming and relaxing experience for all.


Emerald backwater paradise here you have the unique opportunity to view typical Kerala lifestyle. Alleppey, rightfully stakes claim to its nickname "Venice of the East", with its network of inland canals and houseboat cruises along the tranquil backwaters. Kumarakom enchants with viewing Kerala at work and at play.


The Backwaters (1 night)

Days  ( 10 - 11 )

The Backwaters

The Backwaters

No trip to God’s Own Country, Kerala is considered to be complete without a mesmerizing journey into the lazy tropical canals of the Backwaters. The Mesh of Canals which take birth at Lake Vembanad offers a charming and relaxing experience for all.


Cruising Kerala's backwaters in a traditional 'Kettuvallom' (boats made by tying together wooden planks with coconut ropes) is a distinctly unique experience! These quaint slow moving exotic barges have all the creature comforts of a hotel - furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, living rooms, kitchen and a balcony for viewing/angling - shaded and with uninterrupted amazing views of an untouched, rather inaccessible rural Kerala. Experience God's Own Country meandering narrow backwater pathways on the Vembanad Lake via canals, paddy fields, villages, markets, etc on the Alleppey/Kumarakom/Fort Kochi Backwaters. Visit famous temples, churches, ancestral homes; stroll through busy markets, rice fields, meet the locals, etc. Enjoy local cuisine on board, served on traditional banana leaves. Drop anchor overnight and sleep to the sounds of the still of the night with gentle waves swishing.


Mumbai (1 night)

Days  ( 11 - 12 )



The Island city of Mumbai was originally an archipelago of Bombay Island, Colaba, Worli, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, and Old Woman's Island. The west coast based city capital of Maharashtra has a cosmopolitan way of life and hosts a number of beaches that attract tourists.

Apart from being known as the nucleus of Bollywood; Mumbai showcases distinctive architectural styles. Old buildings in the city are a merge of Gothic Revival and Indo-Saracenic styles making them an intriguing highlight for tourists.


Return to home via Mumbai

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