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Highlights

  • Perfect introduction to India
  • The Golden Triangle with Delhi, Jaipur and Agra
  • Kerala with backwaters
  • World famous Taj Mahal

Pick up

You will be picked up at your hotel
or we can meet at: Indira Gandhi International Airport


What to Expect

The Golden Triangle is a classic introduction to India. If you have never been to the subcontinent before, this is the perfect introduction. The three Indian cities - Delhi, Jaipur and Agra - speak history as no other book can. See with your own eyes the glory of the iconic...


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 Saturday

Arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport with meet and greet by a representative followed by transfer to your hotel.
In the evening, enjoy a welcome briefing session with the tour manager. Delhi is a bustling metropolis where the past and the present merge, and where the old and the new cities define the capital’s cultural and architectural heritage.

Arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport with meet and greet by a representative followed by transfer to your hotel.
In the evening, enjoy a welcome briefing session with the tour manager. Delhi is a bustling metropolis where the past and the present merge, and where the old and the new cities define the capital’s cultural and architectural heritage.

Day 2 Sunday

After breakfast, go out on a sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting highlights of Old & New Delhi.
Start the tour by visiting the largest monument of Old Delhi, the imposing Red Fort (Closed on Mondays), built in red sandstone. The walls of the massive Red Fort rise a daunting 33 metres (108 ft) above the commotion of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power of former emperors. Very near the fort is the 17th-century Jama Masjid (‘Friday Mosque’), the largest mosque in India.
Walk through the famous bazaars of Chandni Chowk to experience the hustle and bustle of a crowded oriental bazaar. Also visit Raj Ghat, the Mahatma Gandhi memorial, a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation.
In New Delhi, visit the India Gate, the memorial of the First World War and the road that leads from there to the President House, flanked by the houses of Parliament, the Secretariat building followed by the Humayun’s Tomb, also known as the forerunner of the Taj Mahal. End your tour by visiting Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret of its kind in the world.

After breakfast, go out on a sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting highlights of Old & New Delhi.
Start the tour by visiting the largest monument of Old Delhi, the imposing Red Fort (Closed on Mondays), built in red sandstone. The walls of the massive Red Fort rise a daunting 33 metres (108 ft) above the commotion of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power of former emperors. Very near the fort is the 17th-century Jama Masjid (‘Friday Mosque’), the largest mosque in India.
Walk through the famous bazaars of Chandni Chowk to experience the hustle and bustle of a crowded oriental bazaar. Also visit Raj Ghat, the Mahatma Gandhi memorial, a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation.
In New Delhi, visit the India Gate, the memorial of the First World War and the road that leads from there to the President House, flanked by the houses of Parliament, the Secretariat building followed by the Humayun’s Tomb, also known as the forerunner of the Taj Mahal. End your tour by visiting Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret of its kind in the world.

Day 3 Monday

Depart for Jaipur after breakfast at the hotel, arriving in the ‘Pink City’, as it is popularly known, at about lunchtime. Its a 235 km drive which takes about 5,5 hrs. Check-in on arrival with the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Depart for Jaipur after breakfast at the hotel, arriving in the ‘Pink City’, as it is popularly known, at about lunchtime. Its a 235 km drive which takes about 5,5 hrs. Check-in on arrival with the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Day 4 Tuesday

Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a morning tour of Amber Fort. Located on a spur overlooking a lake, Amber Fort’s robust, time-ravaged walls appear imposing from the outside but they hide an interior packed with beautifully decorated palaces and temples and landscaped gardens. Be dazzled by Sheesh Mahal, a room with all the four walls and the ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces. Admire the frescoes of the Ganesh Pol gate and the colonnade of the Diwan-i-Aam.
Return to the old city to visit the City Palace and the beautiful palaces within, such as the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal and the intricately decorated Peacock Gate. Also of interest is the Armoury Museum, which houses an impressive collection of antique weapons such as blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers, which belonged the royals.
Continue to Jantar Mantar, the astonishing largest stone astronomical observatory in the world. Consisting of 14 major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars in their orbits, ascertaining the declination of planets and determining the celestial altitudes, the observatory is a major attraction in Jaipur.
End your tour by making a stop at the spellbinding Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds (photo stop) and the famous Johari bazaar famous for its jewels and saris, the Tripolia bazaar with bronzes, sculptures and lacquerware, the Bapu bazaar renowned for its perfumes and textiles, and Chandpol bazaar for pottery and bracelets.

Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a morning tour of Amber Fort. Located on a spur overlooking a lake, Amber Fort’s robust, time-ravaged walls appear imposing from the outside but they hide an interior packed with beautifully decorated palaces and temples and landscaped gardens. Be dazzled by Sheesh Mahal, a room with all the four walls and the ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces. Admire the frescoes of the Ganesh Pol gate and the colonnade of the Diwan-i-Aam.
Return to the old city to visit the City Palace and the beautiful palaces within, such as the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal and the intricately decorated Peacock Gate. Also of interest is the Armoury Museum, which houses an impressive collection of antique weapons such as blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers, which belonged the royals.
Continue to Jantar Mantar, the astonishing largest stone astronomical observatory in the world. Consisting of 14 major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars in their orbits, ascertaining the declination of planets and determining the celestial altitudes, the observatory is a major attraction in Jaipur.
End your tour by making a stop at the spellbinding Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds (photo stop) and the famous Johari bazaar famous for its jewels and saris, the Tripolia bazaar with bronzes, sculptures and lacquerware, the Bapu bazaar renowned for its perfumes and textiles, and Chandpol bazaar for pottery and bracelets.

Day 5 Wednesday

Take to the road after breakfast at the hotel, driving to Agra on the banks of the River Yamuna. Its a 250 km drive and takes about 6 hrs. Check-in on arrival. Agra rose to fame in the 17th century as the capital of the Mughal Empire and was beautified with gardens, waterfalls, bathhouses and canals. In modern times, the city houses a thriving crafts industry, including marble inlay work and carpets.

Take to the road after breakfast at the hotel, driving to Agra on the banks of the River Yamuna. Its a 250 km drive and takes about 6 hrs. Check-in on arrival. Agra rose to fame in the 17th century as the capital of the Mughal Empire and was beautified with gardens, waterfalls, bathhouses and canals. In modern times, the city houses a thriving crafts industry, including marble inlay work and carpets.

Day 6 Thursday

After having breakfast, go out on a sightseeing tour of Agra, which includes the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal. Built in the mid-17th century by the heartbroken Shah Jahan following the death in childbirth of his queen, Mumtaz Mahal, this mausoleum is an eternal love poem written in stone. During the visit, admire the intricacy of the work of the 20,000 craftsmen who were brought from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy to build this astonishing monument. (Closed on Fridays). Continue the tour and visit the Agra Fort, whose forbidding red sandstone battlements hide a number of majestic Mughal palaces. Explore the delightful Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience) where the emperor once sat on his throne to address his people and the Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience) where he hosted kings and foreign dignitaries. The white marble Mina Masjid (Heavenly Mosque) stands in contrast to the rest of the Red Fort. Afterwards, you shall be driven back to Delhi and check in to your hotel. It a 200 km drive which takes about 3 hours.

After having breakfast, go out on a sightseeing tour of Agra, which includes the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal. Built in the mid-17th century by the heartbroken Shah Jahan following the death in childbirth of his queen, Mumtaz Mahal, this mausoleum is an eternal love poem written in stone. During the visit, admire the intricacy of the work of the 20,000 craftsmen who were brought from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy to build this astonishing monument. (Closed on Fridays). Continue the tour and visit the Agra Fort, whose forbidding red sandstone battlements hide a number of majestic Mughal palaces. Explore the delightful Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience) where the emperor once sat on his throne to address his people and the Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience) where he hosted kings and foreign dignitaries. The white marble Mina Masjid (Heavenly Mosque) stands in contrast to the rest of the Red Fort. Afterwards, you shall be driven back to Delhi and check in to your hotel. It a 200 km drive which takes about 3 hours.

Day 7 Friday

An early morning start (packed breakfast may be provided) to the Delhi airport to board flight for Kochi. Upon arrival at Kochi Airport, meet and greet by our representative followed by transfer to your hotel (early check-in requested). Tentative flight timings – 07:20/10:35 hrs.

In the afternoon, proceed for a guided tour of the city. Visit the Mattancherry Palace, which is popularly known as the Dutch Palace. The palace is home to a priceless collection of Hindu murals painted using the ancient tempera technique and a portrait collection of rajahs. Continue to the adjacent Paradesi Synagogue, which has served as the heartbeat of the city’s Jewish community since the 16th century. It is located at the end of a rustic lane in the historic Jew Town district. The interior boasts a wealth of glass chandeliers imported from Belgium in the 19th century and blue willow-patterned floor tiles brought from China a century earlier. Next, visit two of the city’s most important Christian shrines. Christians account for one-third of the population. St Francis’s Church dates from the Portuguese period and the famous explorer Vasco da Gama was buried here. When the Dutch took over, they gave it the distinct Dutch gable it now has. Continue to Santa Cruz Basilica, whose cream-coloured neo-Gothic exterior contrasts with the frescoed arches and multi-coloured floor tiles of the interior. While driving along the coast, at the harbour’s mouth, you can observe the rare and still-functioning Chinese fishing nets, which were introduced by the traders from China in the 14th century. The tour ends in the heart of the well-preserved Fort Kochi area, where you can wander through the historic streets and alleys flanked with Dutch and Portuguese buildings such as David Hall, Thakur House and Bastion Bungalow.

An early morning start (packed breakfast may be provided) to the Delhi airport to board flight for Kochi. Upon arrival at Kochi Airport, meet and greet by our representative followed by transfer to your hotel (early check-in requested). Tentative flight timings – 07:20/10:35 hrs.

In the afternoon, proceed for a guided tour of the city. Visit the Mattancherry Palace, which is popularly known as the Dutch Palace. The palace is home to a priceless collection of Hindu murals painted using the ancient tempera technique and a portrait collection of rajahs. Continue to the adjacent Paradesi Synagogue, which has served as the heartbeat of the city’s Jewish community since the 16th century. It is located at the end of a rustic lane in the historic Jew Town district. The interior boasts a wealth of glass chandeliers imported from Belgium in the 19th century and blue willow-patterned floor tiles brought from China a century earlier. Next, visit two of the city’s most important Christian shrines. Christians account for one-third of the population. St Francis’s Church dates from the Portuguese period and the famous explorer Vasco da Gama was buried here. When the Dutch took over, they gave it the distinct Dutch gable it now has. Continue to Santa Cruz Basilica, whose cream-coloured neo-Gothic exterior contrasts with the frescoed arches and multi-coloured floor tiles of the interior. While driving along the coast, at the harbour’s mouth, you can observe the rare and still-functioning Chinese fishing nets, which were introduced by the traders from China in the 14th century. The tour ends in the heart of the well-preserved Fort Kochi area, where you can wander through the historic streets and alleys flanked with Dutch and Portuguese buildings such as David Hall, Thakur House and Bastion Bungalow.

Day 8 Saturday

Bid farewell to Kochi after breakfast at the hotel and depart towards Periyar, a name synonymous with wildlife and rolling hills of spice-scented plantations. After a scenic drive, check in on arrival with the rest of the day at leisure. This district is a collection of communities, ranging from sleepy and picturesque Thekkady.
The drive is 140 km and takes about 4 hours.

Bid farewell to Kochi after breakfast at the hotel and depart towards Periyar, a name synonymous with wildlife and rolling hills of spice-scented plantations. After a scenic drive, check in on arrival with the rest of the day at leisure. This district is a collection of communities, ranging from sleepy and picturesque Thekkady.
The drive is 140 km and takes about 4 hours.

Day 9 Sunday

Explore Periyar after breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Periyar National Park. The reserve’s range of flora and fauna is breath-taking and includes more than 100 orchid species and trees such as mangoes and banyans as well as wildlife like elephants and Bengal tigers.
The River Periyar, which is known as the ‘lifeline of Kerala’, originates in the park’s dense forests. Stroll around Lake Periyar, where, with a bit of luck, you can observe herds of wild elephants and bison drinking. The lake also attracts many species of local and migratory birds. Enjoy a boat ride on a shared basis (subject to operation).
In the afternoon, visit a spice plantation garden to breathe in the fragrances of spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, pepper and vanilla as well as tea and coffee. Return to the hotel with the rest of the day at leisure.

Explore Periyar after breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Periyar National Park. The reserve’s range of flora and fauna is breath-taking and includes more than 100 orchid species and trees such as mangoes and banyans as well as wildlife like elephants and Bengal tigers.
The River Periyar, which is known as the ‘lifeline of Kerala’, originates in the park’s dense forests. Stroll around Lake Periyar, where, with a bit of luck, you can observe herds of wild elephants and bison drinking. The lake also attracts many species of local and migratory birds. Enjoy a boat ride on a shared basis (subject to operation).
In the afternoon, visit a spice plantation garden to breathe in the fragrances of spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, pepper and vanilla as well as tea and coffee. Return to the hotel with the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 10 Monday

Relax over breakfast at the hotel before departing by road for Kumarakom on the eastern shore of Lake Vembanad. On arrival, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore this backwaters town and its bird sanctuary on your own terms. Its a 140km and it takes about 4 hrs.

Relax over breakfast at the hotel before departing by road for Kumarakom on the eastern shore of Lake Vembanad. On arrival, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore this backwaters town and its bird sanctuary on your own terms. Its a 140km and it takes about 4 hrs.

Day 11 Tuesday

Bid farewell to Kumarakom after breakfast at the hotel and drive to Kochi. On arrival, transfer to the Kochi airport to board the flight to Delhi. Tentative flight timings – 11:05/14:10 hrs.

Bid farewell to Kumarakom after breakfast at the hotel and drive to Kochi. On arrival, transfer to the Kochi airport to board the flight to Delhi. Tentative flight timings – 11:05/14:10 hrs.


What is included

  • English-speaking local guide in each city for the sightseeing tour
  • 10 nights in shared twin/double room
  • Breakfast starting from Day 2 till Day 11
  • Air-conditioned transportation for the entire trip
  • 3* accommodation is included, possible to upgrade to 4* or 5*
  • All transfers, sightseeing and activities as mentioned in the above program

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable and light clothing

About your Localist

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Our aim is to offer an innovative range of tour programs, giving you the authentic flavour and essence of the incredible country of India. We offer quality experiences with high standards of safety.

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