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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • We take care of travel with return international flights from UK
  • An expert guide available throughout your tours of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra
  • A magnificent 2 nights’ accommodation in the capital city of Delhi
  • Enjoy yoga class in Delhi
  • Rickshaw-ride your way through Chandni Chowk
  • Visits to Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort and Chandni Chowk
  • Enjoy a ride in Delhi metro train
  • Drive past India Gate and the Presidents Palace
  • A further 2 nights’ stay in fantastic Jaipur
  • Enjoy the mind-blowing Light and Sound Show around the dated walls of Amber Fort depicting the history of the Princely state of Jaipur and Amber.
  • Spend a night in the charming city of Agra
  • Visit Taj Mahal during sunset/sunrise with Guided Tour, Agra
  • Domestic flight from the wonders of Delhi to Cochin
  • Two-Night Stay in Kochi
  • Two-Night Stay in  Munnar with a Tour of the Tea and Spice Plantation (w/ tea tasting)
  • In Munnar enjoy a fabulous Free Upgrade to a Valley View Room
  • Two-Night Stay exploring Thekkady, the gateway into the Periyar Sanctuary
  • An unforgettable opportunity to See Wildlife on a Bamboo Raft
  • Discover the Dances of the Kathakali and Martial Arts of the Kalaripayattu  
  • Stay on an air-conditioned Houseboat for One-Night
  • Be Wined and Dined On Board with All Three Meals and One Free Bottle of Wine
  • Three-Night Stay in Poovar and one full body Ayurvedic Massage
  • Sightseeing & Transfers by a Private Air Conditioned Sedan Car  
  • For certain excursions, the services of an English speaking local guide will be available
  • Applicable entrances for monuments and sightseeing places
  • Breakfast and Dinner included throughout your trip
  • Quench your thirst with a one mineral water bottle per person each day

Overview

Culture, history, monuments, shopping in India's Golden Triangle and a delightful journey through "God's own Country". Covering Kochi city, Munnar tea plantations, a houseboat stay for only £1599 pp!

For 5 nights the Golden Triangle circuit, comprised of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra will be your home. All three of these spellbinding cities bring something different to the circuit and you’ll hop from one to the other via dedicated vehicle for Citrus Holidays passengers, safe from the glare of the Indian sun. Delhi, the Indian Capital, is home to three World Heritage Sites, the Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb, as well as the India Gate and Lotus Temple, most of which will feature on your itinerary. Its bustling streets and lively ambiance will mean there’s never a dull moment, but if you’re set on experiencing life like a true Delhiite, be sure to hitch a ride on a rickshaw during your stay. 

Your next stop is Jaipur, the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan and a vibrant hub of art and flamboyancy. The honey-colored Hawa Mahal, the impressive astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar and the World Heritage Site of Amer Fort are three important landmarks which perhaps helped Jaipur gain the status of number one Indian destination in 2015 by TripAdvisor. Then, swap the “Pink City” for Agra and it’s Mughal-era architecture, containing tombs and mausoleums left behind by the Mughal empire. Located in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, Agra is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Agra Fort, however its most noteworthy definitely has to be the phenomenal Taj Mahal, a veritable symbol of India which is breathtaking to behold. 

The next leg of your trip will be spent in Kerala for 11 days. When you find yourself in the backwaters of Kerala, in southern India, you'll be astounded at how appropriate that saying is with the scenery before you. It’s not without reason that Kerala is known as God's own country’. A paradise, nestled between the Western Ghats and the overwhelmingly beautiful Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, Kerala has a little bit of everything that India has to offer.

For many travelers, Kerala is South India's most serenely beautiful state. Besides its famous backwaters, elegant houseboats, ayurvedic treatments and delicately spiced, taste-bud-tingling cuisine, Kerala is home to wild elephants, exotic birds, and the odd tiger, while vibrant traditions such as Kathakali plays, temple festivals and snake-boat races frequently bring even the smallest villages to life.

And when you can do all of this, you surely need no reason to pack your bags and find yourself on the ultimate holiday.

ITINERARY

Your journey of a lifetime begins in New Delhi. Arrive at the international airport, where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. It is recommended that you spend your first evening at leisure in your hotel to recuperate from your international journey. Few places on earth combine beauty, history and escapism to such dazzling effect as the great city of Delhi- the sprawling and fascinating capital of India.

The title “A Tale of Two Cities” is apt as Delhi bridges together two different worlds. The Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, contrasts with the British-built center of New Delhi. On this journey you will scratch the surface and discover a land sprinkled with dazzling gems of India’s “golden” legacy.

OVERNIGHT IN DELHI.

After breakfast, your visit will include a tour of Old Delhi and the immense Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India. You will also see the legendary Red Fort and Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Finally, awaken the senses with a thrilling rickshaw ride through the busy markets of Chandni Chowk.

Also visit Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & go on a rickshaw ride through the silver street in Chandni Chowk. New Delhi offers a fascinating contrast: here, you will walk the wide, straight boulevards and pass the monuments of the Empire. Walking the imperial residence, Rashtrapati Bhavan, to the mighty arch of India Gate, designed by Edwin Lutyens in the 1920s, the eternal flame burns day and night to remember the soldiers in the Indo-Pakistan war.

Continue to the Laxmi Narayan Temple, Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutub Minar. Another highlight is the Bahai Temple with its lotus dome.

OVERNIGHT IN DELHI.

After breakfast, you will start your adventure by driving to the city of Jaipur. On arrival, check into your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Jaipur, founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, is a dusky pink pearl sitting elegantly on the edge of the desert. Rose painted Mughal palaces slope to the old town’s bazaars, filled with textiles and jewelry.

We have lined up an evening of drama and atmosphere at the world-famous Light and Sound Show, which is an entertaining way to discover the history of Amber Fort and Jaipur. Scripted by renowned Bollywood filmmaker Gulzar and performed near Maota Lake, folk music and colorful lighting combine to bring to life the historical legends revolving round the 28 kings of the Kachwaha dynasty.

OVERNIGHT IN JAIPUR.

After breakfast, explore the splendor of Amber Fort, set on a rugged hill with impressive yellow sandstone battlements and a craggy facade. It was built to protect against any threat from the Mongol invaders. Once guarded by the Mughal armies, the steep lane up towards the fort is now lined with red and gold decorated elephants patrolling the ancient kingdom. Want to enter the fort from exceptional heights? A delightful elephant ride is just the ticket, which will lead you up the hill to the main entrance. Later you will drive past the Hawa Mahal. In the afternoon visit the City Palace and museum, before continuing to Jantar Mantar, a structural masterpiece displaying the science of early Indian architecture.

OVERNIGHT IN JAIPUR.

Romance is in the air as we arrive at the Taj Mahal at the brink of dawn. Discover a love poem in stone as you behold the sight of the sun striking its glowing cupid arrow onto the dome that radiates like a giant golden trinket. Taj Mahal cannot be left out of India’s Golden Triangle! The finest example of archaeological brilliance, it is the country’s most famous attraction.

Traveler Eleanor Roosevelt said that its white marble “symbolizes the purity of real love.” The Taj was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as the resting place for his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. What else but great love could have inspired such outstanding beauty?

OVERNIGHT IN AGRA.

After breakfast, you will head towards Delhi via the newly built Taj Expressway. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kochi. Before you catch your flight to Kochi, you could do some souvenir shopping at the domestic airport . On arrival in Kochi you will be met by another representative & will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure.

OVERNIGHT IN KOCHI.

Unlock Kochi’s history by embarking on a morning sightseeing tour that will take you into the heart of this magnificent and beautiful city. The Dutch, British, French and Portuguese have all left their outstanding imprint with beautiful architecture. You will visit Fort Cochin, which has been a cherished sea port for centuries, Vasco Da Gama Square and Santa Cruz Basilica.

Continue to St. Francis’ Church, considered to be India’s oldest European church, built by Portuguese Franciscan Friars. Vasco da Gama was buried here before being taken to Lisbon. Proceed to the VOC Gate, Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue and marvel at Mattancherry Palace’s murals depicting the Ramayana and Puranic legends.

Intriguingly, the only traces of China’s influence are the gigantic nets, ‘cheenavalas’ from 1350. According to Diplomat Ma Haun, “The fishermen are tourist-friendly and will happily let you join them.” And his observation still rings true today. You will learn about their very unusual fishing method, operated from the shore. In the afternoon, experience your very own pièce de résistance with a cooking class from a renowned local TV personality. At lunch, enjoy the flavors of Keralite cooking.

OVERNIGHT IN KOCHI.

Check out after a hearty breakfast and drive to Munnar over rugged hills, rolling oceans of tubby green tea bushes, through luscious grasslands, before passing the Pallivasal tea estates. This will be your first glimpse of Munnar. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. At a height of 1,500 meter, set amidst mountains once known as the High Range of Travancore, Munnar is a bustling hub of tea plantations. Prepare to be captivated by its dense carpet of tea, sprinkled with Acacias and Red Gum trees, and delighted by its freshly brewed cuppas.

OVERNIGHT IN MUNNAR.

Continue with a full day sightseeing of Munnar, watching the mountain goats in the Rajmalai Wild Life Sanctuary. Then head to the the Kannan Devan Hills, the perfect getaway with panoramic views of the Munnar Tea Estates and the lake. After lunch you will proceed to Mattupetty, with the rare chance of seeing a herd of wild elephants on the way to Mattupetty Dam.

Next up is the Tea Museum’s photographs and machinery during the revolution of the industry, which includes the original tea roller, the ‘Rotovane,’ and the ‘Pelton Wheel’. Today you will also experience the Kathakali & Martial Arts show.

OVERNIGHT IN MUNNAR.

After having scrumptious breakfast, check out from the hotel in Munnar and head to Vandanmedu which is an exhilarating spot on your visit to Kerala. Today you will experience an exciting tour of spice plantations in Vandanmedu. This picturesque location near Thekkady is said to have the largest auction center for cardamom in the world.

Walk through the rich plantations inhaling the aromatic scent of cardamom as you absorb the natural retreat offered by this spice capital. Experience the tranquility in the cardamom and pepper plantations or indulge in some uphill trek. The charm and beauty coupled with aromatic scent of spices in the air makes Vandanmedu an exhilarating spot on your visit to Kerala.

OVERNIGHT IN VANDANMEDU NEAR THEKKADY.

Post breakfast at the hotel, step out for a blissful day in the natural heaven for wildlife. Tourists rush from all over the country to experience the exotic wildlife at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary which is amidst dense forests and make way for thrilling mountain walks. Experience boating in the lake where you can spot many more interesting species of animals as you admire the beauty called Thekkady.

After spending quality time with nature, head to the Tribal Heritage Museum which features different types of artifacts displaying the culture, dressing, rituals, etc. of the Mannan settlement. You can also check out the spice market in the Kumily Village and pick fresh aromatic cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and mace from the market.

OVERNIGHT IN VANDANMEDU NEAR THEKKADY.

Post breakfast, check out of the hotel and depart to Alleppey via Kuttikanam which is a hill station in Idukki district and is best known for trekking and adventure sports. You can explore the cardamom and tea plantations which surround the entire place. Later head to Alleppey and experience the memorable cruise through the iconic backwaters of Kerala.

Alleppey is the most popular backwater cruising destination in Kerala and is termed as “Venice of the East”. Kerala claims its title as ‘God’s Own Country’ due to its captivating charm and wonder. Your comfortable and luxurious house boat will take you through paddy fields and lined up coconut trees. Indulge in some traditional Kerala cuisines served on board made with various tasty spices and flavors. Marvel the Chinese fishing nets, ancient temples, rustic buildings, paddy fields and swaying coconut trees along the coastline. Having experienced an overnight stay in a houseboat, you have lived a perfect vacation in Kerala.

OVERNIGHT ON THE HOUSEBOAT.

After a mesmerizing stay in the houseboat, it’s time to check out and proceed to the hotel in Poovar. Ever imagined ending your holiday onan island paradise of your own? Here in Poover that is exactly what you will find. This nirvana is tipped as one of the ‘50 must visit’ places in India by ‘National Geographic Traveler’, with its coconut trees and endless golden sands.

Shrouded in pristine Kerala backwaters, flanked by the Arabian Sea on the East and the enchanting towering Ghats to the West, along with a heavenly beach, Poovar Island is your very own Indian Idyll. How about reclining on the gorgeous nearby beach, swimming in translucent waters or simply unwinding with a relaxing body massage? Your perfect end to India!

OVERNIGHT IN POOVAR.

Spend a full day at leisure sunbathing on the golden sands of Poovar Beach. The estuary shimmers in spades of wow factor where the river, sea and lake meet the land. A complimentary hour long boat can be organised at Poovar Lake, where you can find golden sandy beaches meeting the estuaries and mangroves.

OVERNIGHT IN POOVAR.

Breakfast is at the hotel with the rest of the day at leisure. End your holiday on this wonderful paradise by treating yourself to an Ayurvedic Massage, where the body is revived and the soul replenished. Included is a full body session at the hotel or a nearby spa. Please book your slot.

OVERNIGHT IN POOVAR.

After breakfast, check out from the hotel. A beautiful souvenir is the perfect way to end such a magical holiday. Take home a silk sari or handmade version, its motif conveying Kerala’s everlasting memories. Board your return flight home .

END OF THE TOUR!

ACCOMMODATION

Four Points By Sheraton, New Delhi airport highway is just minutes away from New Delhi - Indira Gandhi International airport. Its location on NH-8 implies you are minutes away from bustling Gurgaon, have free way across to the city.

Providing sweeping views of a landscaped garden, the air-conditioned rooms feature a contemporary and modern décor. The rooms are equipped with a satellite TV, DVD player and safety deposit box. An electric kettle and minibar are included in all rooms.

The Four Points by Sheraton New Delhi, Airport Highway functions a 24-hour front desk to ease check-in and check-out. The tour desk can cater to guest requests pertaining to ticketing, car rental and currency exchange.

Guests can sample Indian and Continental favorites at the all-day dining restaurant, The Eatery. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be enjoyed at The Fresco Bar & Lounge.

  • Early Check in / Late Check out
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage 
  • Elevator
  • Air conditioning 
  • Business center 
  • Safety deposit box 
  • Dry cleaning/Laundry
  • Ironing service
  • WiFi/Internet
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurant/Bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Massage
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center 
  • Sun terrace
  • Private Bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe 
  • Hair Dryer

Suitably located with the city’s main business centers in near vicinity, you would see yourself placed at just a stone’s throw from all the excitement the city has to offer. The best and most distinct address in the city that leaves you satiated with ultimate comfort and unmatched style. Ramada Jaipur, guarantees a hassle free stay which comes as a welcome respite and tranquil relaxation for you. 

Modern rooms are equipped with air conditioning and hardwood floors. A 26-inch flat-screen TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities are standard features in rooms. Private bathrooms have hot-water showers.

Around the World restaurant serves international cuisine, while Altitude has barbecue and grilled dishes. Other dining options include pure vegetarian food at Tulsi and cocktails at The Fire Ball bar. 

Ramada Jaipur offers royal luxury hospitality in the heart of the Pink City.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in/check-out 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Elevator
  • Air conditioning 
  • Business center 
  • Safety deposit box 
  • Dry cleaning/Laundry
  • Ironing service
  • WiFi/Internet
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurant/Bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Massage
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center 
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities 
  • Massage
  • Private Bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe 
  • Hair Dryer

Nestled on the banks of the Yamuna River, Radisson Hotel Agra offers a full-service hotel with unbeatable views of the Taj Mahal. Once the seat of the Mughal Empire and now home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites, Agra is teeming with lush gardens, historic mausoleums and bustling marketplaces laden with silks, spices and leather goods. Four main railway stations and two major bus terminals make city-wide travel a breeze, while the Expressway provides a convenient link to Delhi and Jaipur, the two other major cities that make up the Golden Triangle tourism circuit.

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: noon
  • LED satellite TV
  • Hypoallergenic pillows and duvet
  • Work desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Coffee/tea facilities
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room safe
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Turn down service
  • Minibar
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower cubicle
  • Welcome station on arrival
  • Two complimentary bottles of water
  • International direct dialing and data port
  • Complimentary incoming fax

The Casino Hotel is not just one of Cochin's landmarks, it's also a fine introduction to the charms of the city, and indeed, of Kerala. Here, you can get an authentic taste of Kerala's colorful life, diverse cultures and eclectic cuisine. The hotel is 6 km from Ernakulam and a 10 minute ferry ride to Fort Cochin and Mattancherry.

The Casino Hotel features regular rooms, spaciously appointed suites and a separate non-smoking wing on the ground floor. Air-conditioned guest rooms are fitted with a personal safe, a minibar and satellite television. Environmentally sensitive practices are the watchword here, as in all the CGH properties.

Many guests love whiling away a relaxed hour or two in the Casino Hotel's sunlit, spacious lounge. This is the heart of the hotel, and usually buzzes with gentle activity like read the local papers (just for curiosity), do a crossword puzzle or just kick back, relax and watch the world go by.

Tharavadu serves Indian, Chinese and continental buffet dishes all day. Seafood specialties can be enjoyed at Fort Cochin restaurant. The Garden Cafe provides grilled food and healthy drinks, while alcoholic beverages can be found at the Vasco da Gama Bar.

The hotel also offers an outdoor pool and in-house Ayurvedic massage services. The Casino Hotel's gym is an expansive space, equipped with a selection of treadmills, weights, cycles, rowers and other equipment. At Casino Hotel you will have experiences that are not just enjoyable, but also environmentally aware and culturally rich.

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Concierge Service
  • Baggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Express Check-in/Check-out
  • Internet
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Massage
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant/Bar
  • Ironing Service
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Private Bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Safe

Tea Harvester is a boutique property brilliantly designed in spacious and contemporary architecture, where vintage meets vogue. Ideal for both romantics and jet setters who like a bit of elegance and opulence. Perched on the hillside in comfort and style, about 1800 feet above sea level, amid three acres of verdant tea trees, cardamom plantation and pepper wine, lays cradled an exemplar of fine living.

All the rooms are approximately 450 square feet, including Balconies in Front offering a 180 degree view of Tea plantations &180 degree view of Cardamom plantation from the balcony behind the room. Spacious Bathrooms, large windows, harmonious colors and long verandas are some of our features designed to reminisce the planter’s charm.

The property offers a guided morning walk, a short trek through tea, cardamom, pepper and coffee plantations. Guests can also enjoy mountain biking through the winding roads of the plantation and cooking demonstration of traditional Keralite cuisine. Tea Trees is a multi-cuisine restaurant while Grillers serve barbeque delights. Tea House serves exquisite blends of tea.

Tea Harvester offers a personal experience of Tea harvesting, the beauty of the plantations authentic to Munnar, and the personal assistance and luxury of a boutique hotel.

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Concierge Service
  • Baggage Storage
  • Tour Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Express Check-in/Check-out
  • WiFi/Internet
  • Lockers
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Private Bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Television

Perched in the hills of Idukki, surrounded by Kerala's most pristine forests and plantations, the Kalarickal Heritage Bungalow combines the best of old world ambiance with modern comfort, making it one of the best homestays in Kerala for tourists.

Located in the middle of cardamom plantation, Kalarickal Heritage Bungalow operates a 24-hour front desk to welcome and assist guests.

At Kalarickal Heritage Bungalow you will find a lush green garden. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a children's playground and laundry facilities. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including fishing.

  • Luggage storage 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Business center 
  • Safety deposit box 
  • Dry cleaning/Laundry
  • Ironing service
  • WiFi/Internet
  • Restaurant/Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe 
  • Hair Dryer

Spend your day on the traditional Houseboat also know as Kettuvallam. 

The Kettuvallam or 'boat with knots' is called so because coir ropes tied in knots hold the entire structure of the boat together. During the entire assembling work of the boat, not a single nail is used. Natural and eco-friendly products like bamboo mat, arecanut trees and coir are used to construct the boats.

Kettuvallam comprise of a separate living room with dining table, a bedroom with bathroom and a sit out area at one corner of the boat.

Guests can enjoy a calm evening right in the middle of the backwaters and watch one of the best sunsets that there could be. 

  • Wall Cupboards & Fan
  • High Quality Vinyl Flooring
  • Teak wood Wall Finishing
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Air Conditioning 
  • Living Area with Dining table & Chairs
  • Separate Sitting Chairs
  • TV & DVD, Dish TV
  • Upper Deck with Sun Deck
  • Modern Toilets & Kitchen
  • Uninterrupted water facility
  • Large, airy windows
  • Exquisitely carved wooden logs
  • Lifesaving devices and safety jackets

The property is a unique heritage resort cosseted by a coconut grove. Located on the banks of the river Poovar, at the juncture where the tranquil river embraces the roaring Arabian sea! The property is tucked away in the southwestern tip of India in the State of Kerala - the internationally renowned tourist destination (projected as one of the 50 best "must see destinations" in the world by the National Geographic Traveler Magazine).

Isola Di Cocco offers rooms, suites and condominiums, spread over 30 acres studded with palms and lush greenery. Privacy abounds at this upscale resort where you'll enjoy romantic seaside dining, lively open-air bar, attentive staff, large fresh water pool, great backwater rides and lots of relaxation. Laze around our coconut grove or relax in a hammock with books from our well-stocked library. 

All rooms are garden facing, air conditioned and built to international standards.

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Currency Exchange 
  • Tour Desk 
  • Baggage Storage 
  • Concierge Service 
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Massage 
  • Spa/Sauna
  • Beer/Wine
  • Fitness Center 
  • Souvenir/Gift Shop 
  • Newspapers
  • Ironing Service 

More Info

  • We recommend that you buy a travel Insurance as any costs incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc. are not included and will be passenger’s responsibility.
  • Accommodation will be on double sharing basis unless otherwise stated.
  • The package is non-refundable for any inclusion items not used/taken.
  • Anything not included in the package will be charged separately.
  • Sequence of itinerary can be changed depending on various factors such as flight timings, weather conditions, availability, Taj visit etc.
Exclusions:

  • Tips, bar, laundry, telephone calls and other personal expenses not specified above.
  • Early Check in / Late Check out

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Culture, history, monuments, shopping in India's Golden Triangle and a delightful journey through "God's own Country". Covering Kochi city, Munnar tea plantations, a houseboat stay for only £1599 pp!

For 5 nights the Golden Triangle circuit, comprised of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra will be your home. All three of these spellbinding cities bring something different to the circuit and you’ll hop from one to the other via dedicated vehicle for Citrus Holidays passengers, safe from the glare of the Indian sun. Delhi, the Indian Capital, is home to three World Heritage Sites, the Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb, as well as the India Gate and Lotus Temple, most of which will feature on your itinerary. Its bustling streets and lively ambiance will mean there’s never a dull moment, but if you’re set on experiencing life like a true Delhiite, be sure to hitch a ride on a rickshaw during your stay. 

Your next stop is Jaipur, the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan and a vibrant hub of art and flamboyancy. The honey-colored Hawa Mahal, the impressive astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar and the World Heritage Site of Amer Fort are three important landmarks which perhaps helped Jaipur gain the status of number one Indian destination in 2015 by TripAdvisor. Then, swap the “Pink City” for Agra and it’s Mughal-era architecture, containing tombs and mausoleums left behind by the Mughal empire. Located in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, Agra is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Agra Fort, however its most noteworthy definitely has to be the phenomenal Taj Mahal, a veritable symbol of India which is breathtaking to behold. 

The next leg of your trip will be spent in Kerala for 11 days. When you find yourself in the backwaters of Kerala, in southern India, you'll be astounded at how appropriate that saying is with the scenery before you. It’s not without reason that Kerala is known as God's own country’. A paradise, nestled between the Western Ghats and the overwhelmingly beautiful Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, Kerala has a little bit of everything that India has to offer.

For many travelers, Kerala is South India's most serenely beautiful state. Besides its famous backwaters, elegant houseboats, ayurvedic treatments and delicately spiced, taste-bud-tingling cuisine, Kerala is home to wild elephants, exotic birds, and the odd tiger, while vibrant traditions such as Kathakali plays, temple festivals and snake-boat races frequently bring even the smallest villages to life.

And when you can do all of this, you surely need no reason to pack your bags and find yourself on the ultimate holiday.
  • 1Day
    Arrive Delhi

    Your journey of a lifetime begins in New Delhi. Arrive at the international airport, where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. It is recommended that you spend your first evening at leisure in your hotel to recuperate from your international journey. Few places on earth combine beauty, history and escapism to such dazzling effect as the great city of Delhi- the sprawling and fascinating capital of India.

    The title “A Tale of Two Cities” is apt as Delhi bridges together two different worlds. The Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, contrasts with the British-built center of New Delhi. On this journey you will scratch the surface and discover a land sprinkled with dazzling gems of India’s “golden” legacy.

    OVERNIGHT IN DELHI.

  • 2Day
    Delhi

    After breakfast, your visit will include a tour of Old Delhi and the immense Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India. You will also see the legendary Red Fort and Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Finally, awaken the senses with a thrilling rickshaw ride through the busy markets of Chandni Chowk.

    Also visit Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & go on a rickshaw ride through the silver street in Chandni Chowk. New Delhi offers a fascinating contrast: here, you will walk the wide, straight boulevards and pass the monuments of the Empire. Walking the imperial residence, Rashtrapati Bhavan, to the mighty arch of India Gate, designed by Edwin Lutyens in the 1920s, the eternal flame burns day and night to remember the soldiers in the Indo-Pakistan war.

    Continue to the Laxmi Narayan Temple, Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutub Minar. Another highlight is the Bahai Temple with its lotus dome.

    OVERNIGHT IN DELHI.

  • 3Day
    Delhi-Jaipur

    After breakfast, you will start your adventure by driving to the city of Jaipur. On arrival, check into your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Jaipur, founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, is a dusky pink pearl sitting elegantly on the edge of the desert. Rose painted Mughal palaces slope to the old town’s bazaars, filled with textiles and jewelry.

    We have lined up an evening of drama and atmosphere at the world-famous Light and Sound Show, which is an entertaining way to discover the history of Amber Fort and Jaipur. Scripted by renowned Bollywood filmmaker Gulzar and performed near Maota Lake, folk music and colorful lighting combine to bring to life the historical legends revolving round the 28 kings of the Kachwaha dynasty.

    OVERNIGHT IN JAIPUR.

  • 4Day
    Jaipur City Tour

    After breakfast, explore the splendor of Amber Fort, set on a rugged hill with impressive yellow sandstone battlements and a craggy facade. It was built to protect against any threat from the Mongol invaders. Once guarded by the Mughal armies, the steep lane up towards the fort is now lined with red and gold decorated elephants patrolling the ancient kingdom. Want to enter the fort from exceptional heights? A delightful elephant ride is just the ticket, which will lead you up the hill to the main entrance. Later you will drive past the Hawa Mahal. In the afternoon visit the City Palace and museum, before continuing to Jantar Mantar, a structural masterpiece displaying the science of early Indian architecture.

    OVERNIGHT IN JAIPUR.

  • 5Day
    Jaipur-Agra (Taj Mahal Visit)

    Romance is in the air as we arrive at the Taj Mahal at the brink of dawn. Discover a love poem in stone as you behold the sight of the sun striking its glowing cupid arrow onto the dome that radiates like a giant golden trinket. Taj Mahal cannot be left out of India’s Golden Triangle! The finest example of archaeological brilliance, it is the country’s most famous attraction.

    Traveler Eleanor Roosevelt said that its white marble “symbolizes the purity of real love.” The Taj was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as the resting place for his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. What else but great love could have inspired such outstanding beauty?

    OVERNIGHT IN AGRA.

  • 6Day
    Agra To Delhi By Surface--Delhi To Kochi

    After breakfast, you will head towards Delhi via the newly built Taj Expressway. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kochi. Before you catch your flight to Kochi, you could do some souvenir shopping at the domestic airport . On arrival in Kochi you will be met by another representative & will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure.

    OVERNIGHT IN KOCHI.

  • 7Day
    Kochi

    Unlock Kochi’s history by embarking on a morning sightseeing tour that will take you into the heart of this magnificent and beautiful city. The Dutch, British, French and Portuguese have all left their outstanding imprint with beautiful architecture. You will visit Fort Cochin, which has been a cherished sea port for centuries, Vasco Da Gama Square and Santa Cruz Basilica.

    Continue to St. Francis’ Church, considered to be India’s oldest European church, built by Portuguese Franciscan Friars. Vasco da Gama was buried here before being taken to Lisbon. Proceed to the VOC Gate, Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue and marvel at Mattancherry Palace’s murals depicting the Ramayana and Puranic legends.

    Intriguingly, the only traces of China’s influence are the gigantic nets, ‘cheenavalas’ from 1350. According to Diplomat Ma Haun, “The fishermen are tourist-friendly and will happily let you join them.” And his observation still rings true today. You will learn about their very unusual fishing method, operated from the shore. In the afternoon, experience your very own pièce de résistance with a cooking class from a renowned local TV personality. At lunch, enjoy the flavors of Keralite cooking.

    OVERNIGHT IN KOCHI.

  • 8Day
    Kochi – Munnar

    Check out after a hearty breakfast and drive to Munnar over rugged hills, rolling oceans of tubby green tea bushes, through luscious grasslands, before passing the Pallivasal tea estates. This will be your first glimpse of Munnar. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. At a height of 1,500 meter, set amidst mountains once known as the High Range of Travancore, Munnar is a bustling hub of tea plantations. Prepare to be captivated by its dense carpet of tea, sprinkled with Acacias and Red Gum trees, and delighted by its freshly brewed cuppas.

    OVERNIGHT IN MUNNAR.

  • 9Day
    Munnar

    Continue with a full day sightseeing of Munnar, watching the mountain goats in the Rajmalai Wild Life Sanctuary. Then head to the the Kannan Devan Hills, the perfect getaway with panoramic views of the Munnar Tea Estates and the lake. After lunch you will proceed to Mattupetty, with the rare chance of seeing a herd of wild elephants on the way to Mattupetty Dam.

    Next up is the Tea Museum’s photographs and machinery during the revolution of the industry, which includes the original tea roller, the ‘Rotovane,’ and the ‘Pelton Wheel’. Today you will also experience the Kathakali & Martial Arts show.

    OVERNIGHT IN MUNNAR.

  • 10Day
    Munnar-Vandanmedu Near Thekkady (3 Hrs Drive)

    After having scrumptious breakfast, check out from the hotel in Munnar and head to Vandanmedu which is an exhilarating spot on your visit to Kerala. Today you will experience an exciting tour of spice plantations in Vandanmedu. This picturesque location near Thekkady is said to have the largest auction center for cardamom in the world.

    Walk through the rich plantations inhaling the aromatic scent of cardamom as you absorb the natural retreat offered by this spice capital. Experience the tranquility in the cardamom and pepper plantations or indulge in some uphill trek. The charm and beauty coupled with aromatic scent of spices in the air makes Vandanmedu an exhilarating spot on your visit to Kerala.

    OVERNIGHT IN VANDANMEDU NEAR THEKKADY.

  • 11Day
    Explore Thekkady

    Post breakfast at the hotel, step out for a blissful day in the natural heaven for wildlife. Tourists rush from all over the country to experience the exotic wildlife at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary which is amidst dense forests and make way for thrilling mountain walks. Experience boating in the lake where you can spot many more interesting species of animals as you admire the beauty called Thekkady.

    After spending quality time with nature, head to the Tribal Heritage Museum which features different types of artifacts displaying the culture, dressing, rituals, etc. of the Mannan settlement. You can also check out the spice market in the Kumily Village and pick fresh aromatic cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and mace from the market.

    OVERNIGHT IN VANDANMEDU NEAR THEKKADY.

  • 12Day
    Thekkady-Alleppey

    Post breakfast, check out of the hotel and depart to Alleppey via Kuttikanam which is a hill station in Idukki district and is best known for trekking and adventure sports. You can explore the cardamom and tea plantations which surround the entire place. Later head to Alleppey and experience the memorable cruise through the iconic backwaters of Kerala.

    Alleppey is the most popular backwater cruising destination in Kerala and is termed as “Venice of the East”. Kerala claims its title as ‘God’s Own Country’ due to its captivating charm and wonder. Your comfortable and luxurious house boat will take you through paddy fields and lined up coconut trees. Indulge in some traditional Kerala cuisines served on board made with various tasty spices and flavors. Marvel the Chinese fishing nets, ancient temples, rustic buildings, paddy fields and swaying coconut trees along the coastline. Having experienced an overnight stay in a houseboat, you have lived a perfect vacation in Kerala.

    OVERNIGHT ON THE HOUSEBOAT.

  • 13Day
    Alleppey--Poovar

    After a mesmerizing stay in the houseboat, it’s time to check out and proceed to the hotel in Poovar. Ever imagined ending your holiday onan island paradise of your own? Here in Poover that is exactly what you will find. This nirvana is tipped as one of the ‘50 must visit’ places in India by ‘National Geographic Traveler’, with its coconut trees and endless golden sands.

    Shrouded in pristine Kerala backwaters, flanked by the Arabian Sea on the East and the enchanting towering Ghats to the West, along with a heavenly beach, Poovar Island is your very own Indian Idyll. How about reclining on the gorgeous nearby beach, swimming in translucent waters or simply unwinding with a relaxing body massage? Your perfect end to India!

    OVERNIGHT IN POOVAR.

  • 14Day
    Explore Poovar

    Spend a full day at leisure sunbathing on the golden sands of Poovar Beach. The estuary shimmers in spades of wow factor where the river, sea and lake meet the land. A complimentary hour long boat can be organised at Poovar Lake, where you can find golden sandy beaches meeting the estuaries and mangroves.

    OVERNIGHT IN POOVAR.

  • 15Day
    Explore Poovar

    Breakfast is at the hotel with the rest of the day at leisure. End your holiday on this wonderful paradise by treating yourself to an Ayurvedic Massage, where the body is revived and the soul replenished. Included is a full body session at the hotel or a nearby spa. Please book your slot.

    OVERNIGHT IN POOVAR.

  • 16Day
    Poovar-Trivandrum Airport And Depart To UK

    After breakfast, check out from the hotel. A beautiful souvenir is the perfect way to end such a magical holiday. Take home a silk sari or handmade version, its motif conveying Kerala’s everlasting memories. Board your return flight home .

    END OF THE TOUR!

Four Points By Sheraton, New Delhi airport highway is just minutes away from New Delhi - Indira Gandhi International airport. Its location on NH-8 implies you are minutes away from bustling Gurgaon, have free way across to the city.

Providing sweeping views of a landscaped garden, the air-conditioned rooms feature a contemporary and modern décor. The rooms are equipped with a satellite TV, DVD player and safety deposit box. An electric kettle and minibar are included in all rooms.

The Four Points by Sheraton New Delhi, Airport Highway functions a 24-hour front desk to ease check-in and check-out. The tour desk can cater to guest requests pertaining to ticketing, car rental and currency exchange.

Guests can sample Indian and Continental favorites at the all-day dining restaurant, The Eatery. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be enjoyed at The Fresco Bar & Lounge.

  • Early Check in / Late Check out
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage 
  • Elevator
  • Air conditioning 
  • Business center 
  • Safety deposit box 
  • Dry cleaning/Laundry
  • Ironing service
  • WiFi/Internet
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurant/Bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Massage
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center 
  • Sun terrace
  • Private Bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe 
  • Hair Dryer

Suitably located with the city’s main business centers in near vicinity, you would see yourself placed at just a stone’s throw from all the excitement the city has to offer. The best and most distinct address in the city that leaves you satiated with ultimate comfort and unmatched style. Ramada Jaipur, guarantees a hassle free stay which comes as a welcome respite and tranquil relaxation for you. 

Modern rooms are equipped with air conditioning and hardwood floors. A 26-inch flat-screen TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities are standard features in rooms. Private bathrooms have hot-water showers.

Around the World restaurant serves international cuisine, while Altitude has barbecue and grilled dishes. Other dining options include pure vegetarian food at Tulsi and cocktails at The Fire Ball bar. 

Ramada Jaipur offers royal luxury hospitality in the heart of the Pink City.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in/check-out 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Elevator
  • Air conditioning 
  • Business center 
  • Safety deposit box 
  • Dry cleaning/Laundry
  • Ironing service
  • WiFi/Internet
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurant/Bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Massage
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center 
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities 
  • Massage
  • Private Bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe 
  • Hair Dryer

Nestled on the banks of the Yamuna River, Radisson Hotel Agra offers a full-service hotel with unbeatable views of the Taj Mahal. Once the seat of the Mughal Empire and now home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites, Agra is teeming with lush gardens, historic mausoleums and bustling marketplaces laden with silks, spices and leather goods. Four main railway stations and two major bus terminals make city-wide travel a breeze, while the Expressway provides a convenient link to Delhi and Jaipur, the two other major cities that make up the Golden Triangle tourism circuit.

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: noon
  • LED satellite TV
  • Hypoallergenic pillows and duvet
  • Work desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Coffee/tea facilities
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room safe
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Turn down service
  • Minibar
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower cubicle
  • Welcome station on arrival
  • Two complimentary bottles of water
  • International direct dialing and data port
  • Complimentary incoming fax

The Casino Hotel is not just one of Cochin's landmarks, it's also a fine introduction to the charms of the city, and indeed, of Kerala. Here, you can get an authentic taste of Kerala's colorful life, diverse cultures and eclectic cuisine. The hotel is 6 km from Ernakulam and a 10 minute ferry ride to Fort Cochin and Mattancherry.

The Casino Hotel features regular rooms, spaciously appointed suites and a separate non-smoking wing on the ground floor. Air-conditioned guest rooms are fitted with a personal safe, a minibar and satellite television. Environmentally sensitive practices are the watchword here, as in all the CGH properties.

Many guests love whiling away a relaxed hour or two in the Casino Hotel's sunlit, spacious lounge. This is the heart of the hotel, and usually buzzes with gentle activity like read the local papers (just for curiosity), do a crossword puzzle or just kick back, relax and watch the world go by.

Tharavadu serves Indian, Chinese and continental buffet dishes all day. Seafood specialties can be enjoyed at Fort Cochin restaurant. The Garden Cafe provides grilled food and healthy drinks, while alcoholic beverages can be found at the Vasco da Gama Bar.

The hotel also offers an outdoor pool and in-house Ayurvedic massage services. The Casino Hotel's gym is an expansive space, equipped with a selection of treadmills, weights, cycles, rowers and other equipment. At Casino Hotel you will have experiences that are not just enjoyable, but also environmentally aware and culturally rich.

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Concierge Service
  • Baggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Express Check-in/Check-out
  • Internet
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Massage
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant/Bar
  • Ironing Service
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Private Bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Safe

Tea Harvester is a boutique property brilliantly designed in spacious and contemporary architecture, where vintage meets vogue. Ideal for both romantics and jet setters who like a bit of elegance and opulence. Perched on the hillside in comfort and style, about 1800 feet above sea level, amid three acres of verdant tea trees, cardamom plantation and pepper wine, lays cradled an exemplar of fine living.

All the rooms are approximately 450 square feet, including Balconies in Front offering a 180 degree view of Tea plantations &180 degree view of Cardamom plantation from the balcony behind the room. Spacious Bathrooms, large windows, harmonious colors and long verandas are some of our features designed to reminisce the planter’s charm.

The property offers a guided morning walk, a short trek through tea, cardamom, pepper and coffee plantations. Guests can also enjoy mountain biking through the winding roads of the plantation and cooking demonstration of traditional Keralite cuisine. Tea Trees is a multi-cuisine restaurant while Grillers serve barbeque delights. Tea House serves exquisite blends of tea.

Tea Harvester offers a personal experience of Tea harvesting, the beauty of the plantations authentic to Munnar, and the personal assistance and luxury of a boutique hotel.

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Concierge Service
  • Baggage Storage
  • Tour Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Express Check-in/Check-out
  • WiFi/Internet
  • Lockers
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Private Bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Television

Perched in the hills of Idukki, surrounded by Kerala's most pristine forests and plantations, the Kalarickal Heritage Bungalow combines the best of old world ambiance with modern comfort, making it one of the best homestays in Kerala for tourists.

Located in the middle of cardamom plantation, Kalarickal Heritage Bungalow operates a 24-hour front desk to welcome and assist guests.

At Kalarickal Heritage Bungalow you will find a lush green garden. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a children's playground and laundry facilities. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including fishing.

  • Luggage storage 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Business center 
  • Safety deposit box 
  • Dry cleaning/Laundry
  • Ironing service
  • WiFi/Internet
  • Restaurant/Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe 
  • Hair Dryer

Spend your day on the traditional Houseboat also know as Kettuvallam. 

The Kettuvallam or 'boat with knots' is called so because coir ropes tied in knots hold the entire structure of the boat together. During the entire assembling work of the boat, not a single nail is used. Natural and eco-friendly products like bamboo mat, arecanut trees and coir are used to construct the boats.

Kettuvallam comprise of a separate living room with dining table, a bedroom with bathroom and a sit out area at one corner of the boat.

Guests can enjoy a calm evening right in the middle of the backwaters and watch one of the best sunsets that there could be. 

  • Wall Cupboards & Fan
  • High Quality Vinyl Flooring
  • Teak wood Wall Finishing
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Air Conditioning 
  • Living Area with Dining table & Chairs
  • Separate Sitting Chairs
  • TV & DVD, Dish TV
  • Upper Deck with Sun Deck
  • Modern Toilets & Kitchen
  • Uninterrupted water facility
  • Large, airy windows
  • Exquisitely carved wooden logs
  • Lifesaving devices and safety jackets

The property is a unique heritage resort cosseted by a coconut grove. Located on the banks of the river Poovar, at the juncture where the tranquil river embraces the roaring Arabian sea! The property is tucked away in the southwestern tip of India in the State of Kerala - the internationally renowned tourist destination (projected as one of the 50 best "must see destinations" in the world by the National Geographic Traveler Magazine).

Isola Di Cocco offers rooms, suites and condominiums, spread over 30 acres studded with palms and lush greenery. Privacy abounds at this upscale resort where you'll enjoy romantic seaside dining, lively open-air bar, attentive staff, large fresh water pool, great backwater rides and lots of relaxation. Laze around our coconut grove or relax in a hammock with books from our well-stocked library. 

All rooms are garden facing, air conditioned and built to international standards.

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Currency Exchange 
  • Tour Desk 
  • Baggage Storage 
  • Concierge Service 
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Massage 
  • Spa/Sauna
  • Beer/Wine
  • Fitness Center 
  • Souvenir/Gift Shop 
  • Newspapers
  • Ironing Service 
  • We recommend that you buy a travel Insurance as any costs incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc. are not included and will be passenger’s responsibility.
  • Accommodation will be on double sharing basis unless otherwise stated.
  • The package is non-refundable for any inclusion items not used/taken.
  • Anything not included in the package will be charged separately.
  • Sequence of itinerary can be changed depending on various factors such as flight timings, weather conditions, availability, Taj visit etc.
Exclusions:

  • Tips, bar, laundry, telephone calls and other personal expenses not specified above.
  • Early Check in / Late Check out

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