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Golden Triangle, Wildlife & Coconut Country

 

 

 

 

 

07nts Golden Triangle & Wildlife + 07nts Kerala Tour
Kovalam-01nt, Delhi-01nt, Agra-01nt, Bharathpur-01nt, Ranthambore-02nt, Jaipur-02nt, Cochin-01nt, Periyar-02nt, Alleppey-01nt- House Boat-01nt, Kovalam-01nt

Day 01 : Trivandrum : On arrival you will be transferred by road to the Hotel in Kovalam.Overnight at the Hotel

Day 02 : Trivandrum / Delhi : Morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the Airport for you flight to Delhi at 0630hrs.On arrival at Delhi by 1030hrs you will be transferred to the Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing in New Delhi to include Humayun`s Tomb, Bhai Temple , Qutab Minar , India gate and Government buildings . overnight at hotel

Day 03 : Delhi - Agra (204 kms) : Morning drive to Agra  takes around 4 hours and proceed  for  sightseeing . Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal and the famous Red Fort. The Moghul Emperor Shah Jehan built the extravagant Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his most beloved wife and was imprisoned in the Red Fort overlooking the Taj by his son until death . Both buildings are truly spectacular and the Taj Mahal is now one of the wonders of the World. overnight at Hotel

Day 04 : Agra - Bharatpur : Morning drive to Bharatpur enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri . This was emperor Akbar`s capital designed and built in Red stone the city is another architectural wonder . Afternoon visit keoladeo Natioal Park . Overnight at Hotel

Day 05 : Bharatpur - Ranthambore : Morning after breakfast drive to Ranthambore , on arrival check in at hotel . Afternoon safari in the Ranthambore National Park . Overnight at Hotel

Day 06 : Ranthambore : Morning safari in the park , afternoon safari . Overnight at the Hotel

RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK : Earlier the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur , the Park at Ranthambore was once

the scene of royal hunting parties. Today , it is famous for its Tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild.The tigers can be spotted quite often even during the day, at their normal pursuits- hunting and taking care of their young. With the strict measures that have been taken for their conservation, they seem quite accustomed to human activity and are not disturbed by it. A good time to visit is between October and April when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common.
 
Ranthambore has large numbers of sambar , chital and nilgai, Sounders of boar and an occasional gazelle - the chinkara can be seen , as also the Indian hare, mongoose and monitor lizards. The lakes and pools at the park are where the deer congregate and where it is easiest to see the animals. Among the other local fauna are the leopard, hyena, jackal, jungle cats, sloth bear and marsh crocodile.
 
Jacanas, painted stork, black stork and white necked stork are seen along the water bodies. Peafowl are found in abundance and other birds include Bonelli`s eagle, crested serpent eagle, the great Indian horned owl, quail, partidge, spur fowl and the paradise flycatcher.
 
Day 07 : Ranthambore - Jaipur (156 kms): Morning once again safari in the Park and later drive to Jaipur . Evening at leisure or optional dinner at Chocki Dhani , an ethnic village . Overnight at the Hotel
 
Day 08 : Jaipur : Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned Elephant for the climb to the main gate. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
 
Afternoon tour of the Pink City – will include City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here. Also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel.Overnight at hotel .
 
Day 09 : Jaipur - Cochin - : Morning transfer to airport for your onward flight to Cochin .On arrival, you will be met at Airport and transferred by road to Hotel in Cochin. After check-in you are free for independent activities Overnight stay at the hotel. 

 

Day 10 : Cochin / Periyar : After breakfast proceed half day tour of Cochin, city tour that includes the St. Francis's Church, Which is the oldest European church in India. Walk to the Chinese Fishing nets. Visit the Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese in 1557. Drive to the Jewish Synagogue built in 1568 and is the oldest in the Commonwealth. Walk around Jew town to see the antique shops. After city-tour back to hotel. And again, in the evening (Option to) visit local Cultural Centre for a performance of Kathakali, Kerala's traditional dance/art form. Overnight at the hotel.Afternoon you will be transferred by road to Periyar through the Western Ghats, where you can witness the Rubber and Spice plantation, which includes Coffee, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Pepper, and Clove. After check-in at Hotel and after lunch proceed for plantation tour. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11 : Periyar : Early morning embark on a boat ride for game viewing. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary has very picturesque surrounding. The reservoir and the surrounding forest provide protection and a constant supply of water to the animals. The earliest sanctuary to be set up in 1934, it extents to 777 square Kms 7 forms part of the high mountain ranges, the Western Ghats. Wildlife can be seen while cruising on periyar Lake in a motorboat, amongst the animals that can be seen are Elephants, Wild Boar, Sambar, Wild dog, Languor monkeys, Wild buffalo's and occasionally Tiger, Leopard. After boating you in you are free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12 : Periyar / Alleppey (4hrs): After breakfast drive to Alleppey.On arrival check in at Hotel.After check-in you are free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13: Alleppey (2hrs) : After breakfast you will be transferred to House boat, Alleppey. After check-in you are free for independent activities. Overnight stay at the HouseBoat. Houseboat : Before the trucks became popular, the main cargo transportation was through backwaters by 'Kettuvalloms'. Kettuvallom means, 'stitched boat'. They are 70 foot long, 30tonnes capacity, made with wooden planks joined and stitched together with Coconut ropes and painted

 

 

 

 

 
with cashew nut oil outside. These Kettuvallom were converted to Houseboat and are designed for comfortable cruise and over night stay. The boat has one and two bath-attached rooms with modern comforts, a living cum dining room and a kitchen. Eco-friendly materials construct the boat. A cook and two-member crew would be there to attend you. The boat moves through the backwaters with village tours and at night the boat is anchored at a beautiful part of the lake.


Day 14 : Alleppey / Kovalam ( 4hrs) : After breakfast in the House boat, you will be transferred by road to Kovalam, and on arrival check in at Hotel. After check-in you are free for independent activities.

Day 15 : Kovalam / Trivandrum : After breakfast you will be transferred to airport 02 Hrs before the departure of your on ward journey

End of the Tour

 

   Hotels

Estuary Island Resort Poovar BB 01nt
Hotel Florence Inn Delhi BB 01nt
Utkarsh Vilas Agra BB 01nt
Udai Vilas Bharathpur BB 01nt
Ranthambore Forest Lodge Ranthambore FB 02nt
Mandawa Haveli Jaipur BB 02nt
Fort Heritage Cochin BB 01nt
Elephant Court Periyar BB 02nt
Lake Song Kumarakom HB 01nt
House Boat - Deluxe AC Alleppey FB 01nt
Estuary Island Resort Poovar BB 01nt
     BB – Bed & Breakfast, HB – Half Board, FB – Full Board

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