Golden Triangle with Complete South India Tour
Duration: 22 Days
Itinerary At Glance:
Ghum India Ghum, a prominent tour operator in India, presents an all-encompassing journey that spans both the northern and southern regions of the country. This tour is a unique blend of historical grandeur and natural beauty, offering an experience that is both rich in culture and breathtaking in scenery. In the north, the tour covers three major tourist destinations - Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. These cities are renowned for their historical significance and architectural marvels that have earned them a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The tour includes sightseeing in both Old and New Delhi, a visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra, and exploration of famous sites in Jaipur such as Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, and City Palace.
The southern leg of the tour offers a comprehensive exploration of Tamil Nadu and Kerala over 16 nights and 17 days. Starting with Chennai City, the itinerary includes visits to Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, and the temple cities of Tanjore, Madurai, Trichy, and Rameshwaram. The Tamil Nadu segment concludes with a visit to Kanyakumari.
Upon entering Kerala, you will be taken on a tour of Trivandrum, the state's capital. The itinerary also includes visits to Varkala and Kovalam beaches, a luxurious overnight stay on a deluxe houseboat in Kerala's famous backwaters, a wildlife tour at Periyar National Park in Thekkady, and a two-night stay in Munnar's renowned hill station. The tour concludes with a visit to Kochi, a city with a rich history dating back to ancient times. As one of the best travel companies in India and a leading DMC for India, Ghum India Ghum ensures that every aspect of your journey is meticulously planned and executed. Whether you're looking for travel agents in Delhi or tour operators in India, Ghum India Ghum stands out as a reliable choice. Experience the best of India with Ghum India Ghum - your trusted travel agency in India.
Itinerary at Glance:-
Day 01:- Arrive Delhi for Incredible India tour
On arrival at Delhi international airport , after collecting luggage and clearing immigration formalities, meet and greeted by our friendly driver cum representative outside exit gate# 5, After pickup proceed towards your pre-booked hotel in Delhi on your incredible India tours by ghum india ghum, On arrival at hotel check-in and rest of the day free to relax from jetlag. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 02:- City Tour of Delhi (Many monument are closed on Monday)
Today post your delicious buffet breakfast at hotel, Check-out and go for full day Delhi city tour by ghum india ghum, first go for Old Delhi city tour- by visiting Birla temple, the Raj Ghat- place is dedicated memory of Mahatma Gandhi, driving past Red fort, Then may visit Jama Masjid- India Largest Mosque are important places to visit, you may also visit Chandni Chowk, spice market etc. For a better understanding of the Old Delhi tour you may go for a Rickshaw ride tour and ride through the bazaars and streets of Old Delhi (Optional cost). Post Lunch, proceed for a city tour of New Delhi. Starts with a tour of The Qutub Minar which is a UNESCO site in Delhi and Iron pillar inside its complex. Then visit Lotus temple, which is quite similar to Sydney Opera house. It is a worship place for Bahai in Delhi. Also see Iconic India gate which is dedicated to brave Indian soldiers who lost lives during WWI and WWII, Don't forget to see huge government buildings in Delhi Like -Rashtrapati bhawan, New and Old Parliament building, Raj path. Post Delhi local tours with Ghum India Ghum drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 03:- Delhi to Agra city tour (Taj Mahal is Closed on Friday) (240kms/4-5hrs)
This morning after a healthy breakfast at the hotel start your 3rd day of Indian Golden Triangle tour by driving to Mughal city Agra and On your arrival in Agra check-into your pre booked hotel. In afternoon our guide will take you to sightseeing tour of Agra city starts with Taj Mahal tour, the visit or time spend to the Taj Mahal will long be remembered by you, Listed among most amazing Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal is the emblem of eternal love. The Taj Mahal was built in 1653 by late Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Built with white marble, this monument is on top of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This epitome of love leaves the visitors speechless with its architectural magnificence. In the presence of moon light, it excels like a flawlessly carved diamond; looking as if instantly out of some magical saga and Later visit the Huge Agra fort or Red fort of Agra a UNESCO world heritage site and 2nd most famous monument of Agra, built by the great Emperor Akbar, this was main residence of Mughal rulers till 1638 buit of Red stand stones. If time permits, you may also visit the Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah also known as Baby Taj Mahal. Post finishing place to visit in Agra tour or perfect itinerary for Agra tour or place to see in Agra or things to do in Agra or tour of important tourist attractions in Agra. Drop to Hotel, Relaxing night stay in Agra. Note:- Taj Mahal closed on Friday
Day 04:- Agra - Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (260kms/ 5hrs)
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, Start your 4th day of Golden Triangle tour India and drive to Jaipur city popularly known as the pink city India. This is the only city in the world designed in such a way it symbolises the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it as per Vedic architecture. The historic walled city of Jaipur in Rajasthan was established on the plain unlike other cities of this region which are situated on hilly terrains, It was founded in 1727 AD (18th Cent.) under the rule of Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is known for its exemplary architectural legacy which is based on ancient Hindu, Mughal and western cultures. Pink city Jaipur made its official entry into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list recently in 2019. On arrival in Jaipur check in to your hotel stay overnight in Jaipur hotel.
Day 05:- Jaipur City Tour
Post breakfast at hotel, meet your tour guide for full day Jaipur tour, start with first visiting Amber Fort (one need to reach here by 8:30-9:00 am, to avoid rush and heat) fort is situated on one end of city, Amber fort is huge is size and it has unique history, present day Amber fort was built by Raja Man Singh main attractions within Amber fort are Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-aam, temples and underground tunnels. Next place to see in Jaipur is Jal Mahal which is a huge palace situated in the middle of Man Sagar lake, from distance the water palace looks like its only one floor palace but in reality is four levels of this palace beneath the water. Post Lunch visit Hawa Mahal or winds palace is a architectural marvel designed by Lal Chand Ustad in 1799, The main purpose was to allow royal family ladies to see marketplace and busy streets from several jharokhas and without being seen, Then visit City palace of Jaipur which is full of architectural wonders and it is official residence of present day Royal family, it is divided into two parts one contains several courtyards along with museums and the other where present day royal family still resides. Also visit Jantar Mantar an astronomical observatory adjoining the City Palace complex, Later in evening you may visit Albert Hall and insta sensation Patrika gate, post fun filled Jaipur city tour by ghum india ghum return back to hotel and overnight in Jaipur.
Day 06:- Delhi to Chennai (By Flight/ Own Expense)
This Morning, post yummy breakfast at the hotel in Jaipur, relax check out as per hotel check-out time and it's time to say goodbye to Jaipur with many lifelong memories of the Delhi Agra Jaipur tour, And drop to Jaipur airport to board a flight to Chennai. On arrival in Chennai, meet and greet our representative and proceed for the sightseeing of famous places in Chennai which includes Besant nagar beach, Marina beach- one of the biggest beaches in India, Kapaleeshwar temple, Ramakrishna temple etc.. overnight stay at the Chennai hotel.
Day 07:- Chennai to Mahabalipuram city tour (60kms /1.5hrs)
After a tasty breakfast at the hotel, proceed to another exciting and heritage city Mahabalipuram. On arrival check-in to the hotel. Later on proceed for Places to visit in Mahabalipuram which includes the ThirukadalMallai, Iconic Shore Temple, Pancha Pandava Rathas, Arjuna’s penance, caves, and Krishna’s butterball. overnight stay in Mahabalipuram hotel. This is the best suited itinerary for Mahabalipuram. It covers tours of all beaches in Mahabalipuram
Day 08:- Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry City tour (97kms/2hrs)
Post delicious breakfast at hotel check-out from the hotel and transfer to Pondicherry which is famous for its beautiful beaches and second most visited beach destination in India after Goa . On arrival check-in to the hotel . Later on proceed for the places to visit in Pondicherry which includes a tour of the pondicherry beach, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Boat house, Auroville, Museum. Overnight stay at the Pondicherry hotel.
Day 09:- Pondicherry Full Day tour package
After yummy breakfast at the hotel, proceed for the remaining sightseeing in Pondicherry as per best itinerary for Pondicherry which includes, Arrikamedu, In street, Ayee mandapam, Bharathi park, Memorial house, Paradise Beach and rest of the day free to relax at the beach. Overnight stay in Pondicherry hotel. This tour covers all beaches in Pondicherry and it includes all things to do in Pondicherry.
Day 10:- Pondicherry to Tanjore tour (170kms/4.5hrs)
Today after a delightful breakfast at the hotel, drive to the next destination Tanjore. After checking into the hotel at Tanjore and take rest for a while, Later proceed for Place to visit in Tanjore - Starts with visiting world famous Brihadeeswara temple it is one of the biggest and largest temple in South India and is also one of the best example of Dravidian architecture, Also visit the palace, art gallery and Saraswati Mahal library. Overnight at the hotel in Tanjore. It is the best tour itinerary for Tanjore.
Day 11:- Tanjore to Trichy to Tanjore
Post mouthwatering breakfast proceed for a day trip to Trichy from Tanjore - Trichy tour package includes visit to famous Rock fort temple also known as Malaikottai temple situated on rock you need to 437 take steps cut situated on bank of river Kaveri, Thiruvanaikaval temple or Jambukeswarar Temple which is a important Lord Shiva temple and Vayalur Murugan Temple this huge temple is dedicated to Lord Muruga. After visiting Trichy tourist places, drive back to Tanjore. overnight at the hotel in Tanjore.
Day 12:- Tanjore to Madurai (190kms/3.5hrs)
After Yummy breakfast at hotel, check out from hotel and drive to holy city Madurai, On arrival check into hotel. Afternoon proceed for places to visit in Madurai - Start by visiting Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple this famous Hindu temple is situated on bank of the River Vaigai, temple is hindu temple Meenakshi temple is famous for its huge complex and artworks in and around temple complex you will be amazed after seeing craftsmanship of this temple. Later explore Thirumalai Nayak palace, Thiruparankundram temple, Alagar koil and Gandhi museum. Post completion of tourist places in Madurai . Overnight stay at the hotel in Madurai. This is the best itinerary for Madurai.
Day 13:- Madurai to Rameshwaram city tour (175 kms/ 04hrs )
After tempting breakfast, check out from Hotel and drive to Rameshwaram another amazing palce on your trip, On arrival check into Hotel. Later, proceed for Place to visit in Rameshwaram starts by visiting Agni Teertham is bathing site in Rameshwaram before visiting Lord Shiva temple , Ramanathaswamy Temple is lord Shiva temple in Rameshwaram is a Jyotrilinga , Ram Jharokha Temple place where lord Rama feets are imprinted, Dhanushkodi which is deserted small town on Pamban Island and drive from Rameshwaram to Dhanushkodi is going to be memorable one and Adam's Bridge. After finishing the best itinerary for Rameshwaram tour. Stay overnight at the Hotel in Rameshwaram.
Day 14:- Rameshwaram to Kanyakumari (250Kms/ 06hr)
Post early mouthwatering breakfast check out from the Hotel and drive to the next destination Kanyakumari which is a southernmost of India, On arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon proceeds for Places to visit in Kanyakumari tour start with visiting Kanyakumari Temple, Suchindram Temple, Vivekananda Rock, Gandhi Memorial and Trivevi Sangam. Evening do watch the most beautiful Sunset of Kanyakumari. After completing the best itinerary for Kanyakumari tour. Stay overnight at the Hotel in Kanyakumari.
Day 15: Kanyakumari to Kovalam (100kms / 3-4 hrs)
After healthy breakfast check out from the hotel and say bye to your last destination of Tamil Nadu that is Kanyakumari and proceed to next destination and enter to God's own country Kerala to visit Kovalam also known “Paradise of the South” the Kovalam. On arrival check in and later you will proceed for Trivandrum tours- this is a capital city of Kerala, so your Kerala visit cannot complete without sighting Trivadrum. Go for places to visit in Trivandrum by visiting the museum, zoo , Temples there, later enjoy your evening at Kovalam beach. Overnight stay in Kovalam hotel.
Day 16:- Kovalam- Varkala - Kovalam
After yummy breakfast in the hotel, gear up for another beautiful beach tour of Varkala day trip from Kovalam. Varkala is a small town in Kerala situated on Arabian sea coast and has one of India's best beaches Varkala beach which is backed by palm covered red cliffs. Just south of Varkala is Papanasam Beach which is believed to have holy waters. On a nearby hill, the famous ancient Janardhana Swamy Temple is situated which is a Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to Vishnu. A little away inland, the Sivagiri Mutt monument memorializes the social reformer Sree Narayana Guru, who is buried here. After visiting Varkala then you will be transferred back to your hotel. Rest of the evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay in Kovalam.
Day 17:- Kovalam to Alleppey (houseboat Stay)
After delicious breakfast at the hotel in Kovalam, check out from the hotel, Drive to next Alleppey which is our personal favorite destination in Kerala, On arrival, Check-in to the houseboat which is the most awaited moment of this tour. Around 1300 hrs check in at the Houseboat and have your lunch (which you can order 1 day in advance) and start your cruise through the rich and splendid view of the backwater of Kerala. Just relax at the pre-booked deluxe/Premium/Luxury houseboat for wonderful Kerala backwater tours by Ghum India Ghum. Surrounding landscape is such that It will be a unique and exclusive lifetime experience. Boats will be cruising alongside the village sides and paddy fields witnessing the core life of the Kerala villages for the whole day. You may opt for Kerala Massage during your houseboat journey too. These houseboats are fully furnished with bedrooms, a kitchen and all modern amenities. Later in the evening have Dinner with light romantic music and overnight stay at the houseboat.
Day 18:- Alleppey to Thekkady (150kms / 3-4 hrs)
After breakfast a healthy buffet breakfast at the hotel, Check out and drive to Thekkady . Thekkady is famous in the world for its wildlife sanctuary and it is also known as Periyar. On arrival check in the hotel, Later in the afternoon post lunch (own expense) proceed for a boat cruise(need to book in advance) on Periyar Lake. Here you will be able to see a variety of wildlife animals, which include elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar etc. In the evening you may take an Elephant ride at Periyar wildlife and rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at a hotel in Thekkady.
Day 19:- Thekkady to Munnar (130kms / 4hrs)
Post healthy breakfast at hotel, check out from the hotel and drive to the next exciting place Munnar or best itinerary tour for Munnar. Munnar is a famous hill station of south India and it is 1800 meters above sea level and it also houses South India's highest peak (anamudi - 2695 meters). On the way may visit Cheeyappara & Valara waterfalls , Tea Plantations. On arrival at Munnar, Check in at Hotel. Afternoon post lunch visit Rajamala (eravikulam National Park - open as per the directions by the forest authorities ), the best place to see Nilgiri Tahr (hemitragus Hilarious) - the mountain goat of South India & Tea Museum. Evening have a short visit to Munnar town. You can witness the beauty of tea estates like a green paradise. Overnight stay at Munnar
Day 20 :- Munnar Local tour
After yummy breakfast at hotel proceed for fun filled Munnar sightseeing tours, start with morning visit the Mattupetty dam, the Kundala Lake and Echo point. Please note boating facilities are available at Kundala Lake and Mattupetty Dam which are optional tours. Later visit a tea factory and tea museum. Afternoon post lunch visit Eravikulam National Park which is also popularly known as Rajamala, the natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr. Nilgiri Tahr can be observed very closely here. Evening free for shopping. Post places to see in Munnar or Best Itinerary for Munnar tour, nights stay at hotel.
Day 21:- Munnar to Cochin Local
Post tempting breakfast at hotel, Check out with a lot of memorable memories and later proceed to Cochin. On arrival check in Hotel. Post lunch in the afternoon go for Place to visit in Cochin. start with the Famous Dutch Palace-built by the Portuguese in 1557AD and subsequently renovated by the Dutch after 1663. The murals are perhaps the best in India. Iconic Jewish Synagogue - built in 1568 and the oldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth are at Mattancherry. Late in the evening visit St. Francis Church - which was built in 1510 and one of the oldest European churches in India, Chinese Fishing Nets- introduced by the court of Kublai Khan can be seen in Fort Cochin. Fort Cochin Beach etc. Post completion of best itinerary for Cochin tour, Night Stay in pre-booked hotel in Kochi.
Day 22:- Kochi Departure
This is the toughest day on your trip because you need to pack your belonging with reminiscence of your Incredible India journey, post healthy breakfast, Check-out from your hotel in Kochi and Our driver cum representative will pick you and drop to Kochi airport as per your return flight time, during airport transfer you can recall all your memories about India and its culture. Go back to your sweet home with a lifelong experience. Don't forget to write your review for Ghum India Ghum which is a leading tour operator in india, travel agency in Delhi, travel agents in Delhi, Tour Operator for South India
Package cost as per 02 person travelling together
21 nights accomodation in hotel as per the itinerary with breakfast.
1N Deluxe Houseboat stay with all meals
Surface travel by exclusive airconditioned car.
All transfers , sightseeing , excursions as per the itinerary.
Local English speaking guides in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Kochi for 1 Day
Elephant ride in Jaipur (subject to availability)
All taxes, driver allowances, parking etc.
500ml packaged water daily per person
01 South Indian Dinner & Lunch on houseboat.
01 Kathak Kali Show in Thekkady
01 Jeep Safari in Thekkady with Naturalist
01 Jeep Safari in Munnar
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For Solo Traveler Paid extra 1150 USD with single sharing room
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