Group | 5 Days / 4 Nights
The Southern Splendour takes you on an exciting journey to one of the most sought after destinations in Asia – Kerala. A long shoreline with serene beaches; tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters; lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Enhanced by waterfalls, sprawling plantations and paddy fields; ayurvedic health holidays. Kerala has been blessed with it all. No wonder it is called God’s Own Country!
Dates & Prices
Day 1: Arrival at Cochin
Welcome to Cochin! Transfer to your hotel where you will experience Indian hospitality as you are accorded a traditional welcome and greeted with garlands and an ‘aarti’ ceremony. In the evening, you have the option of participating in a ‘Kerala Theme Dinner’.
Day 2: Cochin
Today, enjoy a guided tour of Cochin, where you will visit the oldest Jewish Synagogue in India and the Dutch Palace (both closed on Friday and Saturday). Admire the Chinese Fishing Nets lining the harbour, presenting a spectacular sight of Cochin’s waterfront. For a very special experience tonight, you have the option of participating in a fun-filled and magical ‘Moonlight Symphony Dinner Cruise’.
Day 3: Cochin • Kumarakom
Following breakfast, this morning drive to Kumarakom, a cluster of little islands on the picturesque Vembanad Lake, a virtual paradise with emrald green paddy fields and coconut groves, intersperced with enchanting waterways and canals. The day is at leisure allowing you to pamper and indulge yourself with a variety of rejuvenating massages at the ayurvedic spa in your resort or just relax and absorb the peaceful enviorns. In the evening, we highly recommend you enjoy the traditional rural festivities in a ‘Chakara Theme Dinner’.
Day 4: Kumarakom
After breakfast, experience the idyllic backwaters of Kumarakom. Enter into the tranquil world of sheer magic as you embark on a leisurely exploration of the Kerala backwaters in a Kettuvallam (houseboat). Float through the placid waters passing captivating coconut canopies, palm fringed canals, lakes and villages. Later, in the evening, you have the option of experiencing the celebration and gaiety of a ‘Kerala Street Theme Dinner’.
Day 5: Kumarakom • Cochin
Today, you bid farewell to Kerala and your magical journey, as you transfer to Cochin airport for your flight back home.
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Tour Name: The Golden Triangle
Tour Type: Individual Tour (Special rates available for Group Tours)
Code: TGT 2014
Duration: 7 days 5 nights
Guaranteed departures from 02 PAX onwards with local guides.
The cost includes:
• Accommodation based on double/twin sharing room at the hotels mentioned or similar for 13 nights.
• Accommodation will be on bed and breakfast basis.
• Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle with driver for transfers, excursions and sightseeing.
• The entrance to places of tourist interest mentioned in the itinerary. (Single visit per site).
• Services of English or any other language speaking local guide throughout the trip. (Accommodation
and meals in different hotels)
• Rickshaw ride in Jaipur.
• Use of non-polluting electric bus in Fatehpur Sikri.
• Welcome and assistance on arrival and departure by our airport representative.
• All road toll charges, parking fee, fuel cost, interstate taxes, and porter services at all hotels and
• Currently applicable taxes.
The cost does not includes:
• Expense of personal nature like drinks, room service or mini-bar consumption, laundry, medical
expenses, telephony and internet services, camera/video camera fee at monuments and tips.
• Airport taxes and airport departure tax normally included in the international tickets.
• Meals other than mentioned as included in the itinerary.
• Visa Fees and service charges.
• Personal Insurance
• Services not mentioned in the section 'The price includes'.
Per person Net Cost
1 May 2013 to 30 September 2013
1 May 2013 to 30 September 2013
€ 510 per person
€ 190 netos
€ 105 per person
€ 485 per person
€ 170 netos
Minimum 02 PAX
Supplement for language speaking Escort/ Guide till Agra
01 October 2013 - April 2014 : Request Tariff
Royal Plaza /
Howard Plaza /
Royal Plaza / Oberoi Maidens
Royal Plaza / Oberoi Maidens
Country Inn & Suites
Royal Plaza, Delhi
The Royal Plaza, is a deluxe medieval style 5 star property with Indo-European architecture. Famous for its world class hospitality and magnificent beauty, the hotel unfolds the most desirable lifestyle experiences to its guests. It has well crafted interiors, multi cuisine restaurants, night club and lounges making it ideal...read more
Oberoi Maidens, Delhi
One of Delhi's oldest hotels, built in the early 1900s, and has retained its colonial charm and architecture. Its spacious rooms with high ceilings are unique when compared to the box-sized rooms of modern hotels. Set amidst eight acres of lush gardens, shady trees, lovely grounds with plenty of greenery and an inviting ...read more
Shangri-La's-Eros Hotel, New Delhi is a traveller’s delight in the heart of the city. Ranked as one of the best hotels in New Delhi, it is the preferred address for guests around the world. The hotel is centrally located in the midst of beautifully landscaped gardens, with superb recreational and business facilities...read more
The Lalit, Delhi
An 18 storey 5 star luxury hotel near Connaught Place with elegant interiors, impeccable service and fine cuisine. The hotel houses 4 dining outlets, 6 banquet halls, and a nightclub making a perfect setting for the business and leisure travellers. Contemporary and uber-stylish rooms at...read more
Trident, Agra, set amidst beautiful gardens, fountains, landscaped central courtyards, is built of red stone reminiscent of the Mughal era. The Hotel is literally, a stone's throw away from one of the new 7 Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. ...read more
Jaypee Palace, Agra
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Howard Plaza, Agra
Gracious interiors, personalised service and Howard Plaza Agra's unique location are complemented by Agra's glittering monument to love, the Taj Mahal, this tranquil retreat is an best spot for a business or leisure stay, offering a magnificent view of The Taj Mahal from Beautiful roof top Terrace Restaurant ...read more
Utkarsh Vilas, Agra
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Ramada Jaipur is one of the most famous luxury hotels surrounded by the liveliness of the pink city. It is replete with interesting facilities that ensure every guests stay is memorable and comfortable. With range of business facilities, banqueting service and entertainment options, this hotel is an ideal abode for all travellers...read more
Country Inn & Suites, Jaipur
The Country Inn & Suites Jaipur is an ideal oasis for your stay in India. The hotel's location in Rajasthan province puts you within minutes of some of the most magnificent sights in the country, including Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal and the gorgeous City Palace. Enjoy easy commutes to Jaipur International Airport ...read more
Situated en route to Jaipur’s famous Amber Fort, amidst the breathtaking views of the serene Mansagar Lake and the striking Aravalli range the Trident, Jaipur offers gracefully furnished rooms that are well-equipped. There are exclusive non-smoking rooms and rooms designed for the disabled too...read more
• A visa is required to visit India and its neighbouring countries. This should be obtained at the consulate in your country of residence and requires a passport which valid at least 06 months after the date of your return. In some countries the visa is also issued at the airport on arrival.
• The proposal sent should only be considered a quotation; no bookings have been made at the time of sending it. Bookings would only be made once the proposal has been accepted in written by the selling agent. At the time of booking, if any service included in the proposal is not available, be it accommodation at a hotel or any other service, we shall propose an alternative. Any reduction or supplementary cost for which at the time of confirmation.
• Smoking in Public Places is now prohibited by law in India. Public places include, reception, restaurants, hotels, pubs, discotheques, banquet halls, and even open lawns etc. Though spaces have been demarcated for smokers in these places. No services would be allowed in smoking enclosures with the exception smoking rooms at hotels.
• At most hotels in India the check-in time is 1400 hours and the check-out time is 1200 hours. Early Check In or Late Check Out is subject to availability and the sole discretion of the hotels.
• In the case of arrival at hotel before 14:00 you should consider booking and extra night as immediate occupancy of rooms at hotel is subject to availability and the goodwill of hotels. (Late check-in normally being 14:00 hrs).
• Triple: In India, there is virtually no triple room; normally it is a double room in which a folding extra bed is placed. This greatly reduces the space and comfortable movement in the room. There is no standard type of extra bed and it varies from hotel to hotel and may be more or less comfortable. We do not recommend it for children over 10 years.
• If meals are included in the cost, be it breakfast, lunches or diners, these are fixed menu without drinks and must normally be taken in normally at the Coffee Shop' of the hotel. It is advised that you consult the reception to the hotels to avoid disappointment. Meals cannot be taken away from the restaurants to the rooms or in other public places such as pool, garden etc.
TRAVEL BY ROAD
• Road condition in India and the subcontinent can run full range from new to very poor and that the travel may involve riding on un-surfaced roads or tracks made of materials such as sand, gravel, riverbeds, mud, snow, rocks and other natural terrain. In remote areas, there are rough, unpaved roads covering a vast section of the rural and mountainous regions and existing road surfaces can also get affected due to ongoing construction work, poor maintenance Furthermore, though on paper, rules are similar to the west, driving here follows different practices as all types of vehicles, animals and people use the roads. Road conditions in the Indian Subcontinent change throughout the year, due to monsoon rains, landslides and extreme weather patterns and journey times can vary to a great extent at all times of the year which is beyond our control.
• To most visitors, road journeys in the Indian Subcontinent can seem quite startling at first sight; however, our drivers are well trained and with a special permission given to transport foreign tourists. They might have some knowledge of English but they do not speak other foreign languages. The driver is not allowed to carry the services of a guide in India. It is advisable not to speak to the driver while he is driving. We suggest that you relax and enjoy the extraordinary sights and sounds en route.
• With the exception of Hotel Amarvilas, Agra, who has their private transport, during the visit to Taj Mahal, guests will have to travel from the parking to the entrance of the monument by battery operated non air-conditioned microbuses. These cannot be booked in advance and the guests will have to wait in queue with other tourists for their turn to board the bus.
AIRFARES AND TRAVELLING BY AIR
• When we send the quotations we send the best existing price but we cannot make the bookings or block space without the proper names of the passengers. When you send us the names these must be names as they appear in your passport. Change of names due to error is not allowed and the booking must be cancelled to issue new tickets and rates may wary.
• WE SHOULD RECEIVE THE NAME AND SURNAME (as mentioned in the passport), AGE OF THE PASSENGER FOR BOOKING AND CONFIRMING THE TICKETS.
• Airfares may be modified at any time by the airline, and till the time of issuance of the tickets. If such a case does happen, we shall inform you of any change. We cannot be held responsible for such a development. Airlines may decide to change or cancel flights, without prior notice and we cannot be held liable for this. However, we shall do our best to maintain the original program and indicate to you any discounts or supplements that may be applicable.
• Self-push Baggage trolleys are available at various locations throughout the airports to help you comfortably carry your carry-ons, shopping items, or check-in/claimed articles. Should you require help in pushing your baggage trolley, please let us know in advance enable us to check with the airport authority/airlines keep you informed on the availability and procedure for hiring the porter who will move your trolley from the carousel to the vehicle or from the vehicle to the check in counter. Our representative will meet and assist you on your arrival and on your departure from/till the permissible limits as per the security regulations of the Airport Authority.
• As per the rules and regulations of the Aviation Ministry, passengers can carry a limited weight of luggage with them. Checked Baggage allowance for domestic flights within India is different as per the class of travel such as for adults and children travelling in the Business Class permissible per person limit is 30 Kilograms (66 Pounds) and in Economy (Coach) class it is 15 - 20 Kilograms (33-44 Pounds). For infants, baggage allowance varies between 0-10 Kilograms depending on the flight carrier. There may be few changes in the rules of domestic and international flights regarding the baggage allowance. Please note the baggage allowance limits as given above are to be taken as an indication since these are carrier regulated and might differ between carriers or between flight sectors or with change in airlines policies. Detailed information regarding the permissible baggage limits is generally displayed on the official website of most of the airlines and may be consulted before taking the flight to the desired destination.
NOTE: The following are the allowances permitted for the baggage checked-in of Indian domestic flights.
All airlines (except SpiceJet which allows 20kg) allow a baggage of the weight indicated below. Please check the airline website for any last minute changes.
Economic class (check), maximum weight allowed 15kg. Any additional kg should be set up in `INR per passenger immediately at check price `INR 250/kg .This policy is in effect on the following companies:
• Go Air (flight G8 code) since 11 June last
• Jet Airways (9W flight code) since 15 May last
• Jet Konnect (S2 flight code) since 15 May last
• Air India (AI flight code) since 13 May last
* Go Air follows a different policy for 03 Sectors [Leh / Jammu / Srinagar] because they are highly sensitive Areas & airport there are not as well equipped as the metro cities in India:
Delhi / Leh / Delhi
Hand baggage of maximum weight of 10 Kgs + Check-in Baggage Maximum of 15 Kgs is allowed.
Only Valuables [Purse / Jewelry / Camera / Laptop / Coat / Mobile] are allowed in Hand luggage & rest all items be should be in the Check-in Baggage (even shoes ) .
Please note that you can carry electronic items like camera etc. but without the batteries. Batteries should be taken out and placed in the check- in baggage. Otherwise the security personnel at the airport shall remove the batteries and throw them away.
We recommend the following:
• Take small toiletries in your cabin luggage so that you are not left without supplies in case your checked luggage is lost by the airline.
• In case of special medical prescription - pacemaker : please carry the English translation for the prescription with you in the cabin baggage.
• Remember to take more medication than necessary for your stay in case you get stuck in place.
• Also take all your medicines in the cabin luggage.
• Take your chargers, phones, cameras etc. in the cabin luggage.
• All arrangements made by Indior Tours are in the capacity of an agent only. Indior Tours will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond its control such as accidents, injuries, delayed or cancellation of flights & acts by forces of nature.
• Force Majeure: Indior Tours shall not be liable to pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage or loss as a result of “force majeure”. In these Booking Conditions, “force majeure” means any event which Indior Tours or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, actual or threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside our control. Indior Tours and its associates are not liable for any compensation for damage caused by a force majeure or other unforeseen events that Indior Tours or its associates could not have prevented even through utmost care. Indior Tours would notify our clients/agents timely of such force majeure events as and when feasible and will aim to limit the damage and supplement cost befalling the clients/agents for making alternate arrangements deviating from the planned program.
• We suggests that apart from regular travel insurance, you should also take extra cover for natural and man-made disasters, technical hazard that can cause any significant or non-significant physical damage and destruction or loss of time, life and property.
• Local festivals may fall on the date of travel and it is possible that the visits to places of interest are modified by the local government or authorities for which we cannot be held responsible. The program would be amended accordingly so that none of the visits included are missed on an alternative provided.
ACTIVITIES (Wildlife Safari/ Boat ride/ Desert & Rural Safari/ Bicycle & Rickshaw Ride/ Animal Rides)
• Please be aware that local laws governing transportation safety in Indian Subcontinent differ from those in the western world or from your home country. As per your itinerary, you may indulge in an activity that includes alternate mode of transport including canters and jeeps, bicycle and auto-rickshaws, camels, elephants and horses and a variety of All passengers participating in village/desert safaris should be ready for a rustic experience as local jeeps may have side facing seats (seats placed along the length of the vehicle). Also, please be informed that most of the Wildlife Safari vehicles are open and as such vehicles like jeeps/canters used for safaris and for other sightseeing tours / excursions may or may not have seat belts. All guests must acknowledge that they are aware of the risks involved depending on the type of tour taken.
To take part in any boat ride, you need to be of average mobility to be able to climb on and off all these boats unaided; able to disembark onto makeshift docks without handrails, or onto muddy and slippery riverbanks.
These are large, open trucks with wooden bench seats in the back and used for safaris on sharing basis in the national parks.
• Elephant ride at Amber Fort (Jaipur)
Elephant rides can either be taken to the fort or from the fort based on the directives received from the Rajasthan State Tourism Board and are booked on first come-first serve basis. As such for Elephant ride at Amber Fort, an early departure from the hotel is recommended. Also note Elephant ride to or from the Fort is subject to same being operational and may be stopped due to various reasons by Rajasthan State Tourism Board
• Important: At all times, our Tour Managers, Local Guides, and Representatives will assist and brief guests about these activities but cannot guarantee the uninterrupted services during their stay in Indian Subcontinent. All guests must bear full responsibilities for such activities releasing Indior Tours, its associates, its directors, its agents of any claim. It would be in your interest to buy a suitable insurance to cover all risks associated with such travel.
• To respect local traditions, we suggest that you should avoid to wearing dresses which are short, tight fitting, sleeveless or with deep necklines. This is particularly recommended during visit to places worship and meetings with families etc.). Visitors going to a religious place on the tour should be modestly dressed. Admission may be denied (depending on the code of conduct followed at the religious place being visited) to anyone wearing shorts pants/skirts, sleeveless t-shirts/blouses. Bare shoulders and mid-riffs are not permitted and should be covered with shawls. Visitors are required to take their shoes off and cover their heads (with scarves/ stoles) before entering a religious complex. Please try and avoid very revealing swimsuits even at the hotel swimming pool.
In order not to encourage begging, we suggest that you should not distribute anything during your visits (candy, money, toys, pens etc.).
Should you wish to made donations in cash or kind, please consult your guide who would provide you with the best advice.
We suggest that you spend your money to buy locally produced things made my local craftsmen and take them to the country of your origin and contribute to the local economy thus providing work to those in need.
PRICE AND OTHER CONDITION OF SALE
• Prices are subject to change in case any supplier decides to increase the rates at short notice or any change in tax structure is proposed by the Government of India and Reserve Bank of India regulations pertaining to taxes. Similarly in case of any hike in the hotel rates, transport and fuel charges, entrances to the monuments, fluctuation in the rate of exchange, or a change caused by an unforeseen political activity or force majeure situation, we reserves the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
• The rates provided in this quotation are confidential exclusively for the Agent to which they are being sent. These cannot be disclosed to any third party without the written consent of Indior Tours.
• The costs indicated are based on rates contracted for leisure business. No conference/business/corporate activity is envisaged in this tour cost. Including any such activity may result in the above group being treated as a Business delegation and the hotels may like to charge rates applicable for Business delegations.
• For package deals, Indior Tours may not be in a position to provide supporting bills. Supporting bills may be provided only where available and only if it was agreed in writing before confirmation of any tour, conference or event.
• In case of any refunds / adjustments, if applicable, the same will be processed between Indior Tours and the Foreign Tour Operator. No refund will be given directly to the clients in India.
• Any dispute will be settled within the guidelines framed by Indior Tours and at courts and forums at Delhi shall have exclusive jurisdiction in this regard.
(Indicative only because it is at the discretion of each / not to spare but only tickets ) :
• 10% of the total amount of the invoice/meals in restaurants, hotels
• 20 `INR (Indian Rupees `) / porterage at hotels
• PP 03 € per day for guide escort (to be submitted in an envelope at the end of the stay)
• PP 02 € per day for the driver (to be submitted in an envelope at the end of the stay)
• PP 01 € 01 per day for the assistant driver (to be submitted in an envelope at the end of the stay)
• Cancellation fee per person:
- 31 days prior to arrival: no cancellation fee.
- 30 - 15 days prior to arrival date: 50 % of the total billing amount.
- 14 - 07 prior to arrival date - 75% of the total billing amount.
- 07 - No show: 100 % of the total billed amount.
• In case of reservation of luxury hotels like the Villas, Palace Hotels, Luxury Trains and Cruises etc. the cancellation fees can be severe. Same is also applicable for the high demand periods of Christmas and New Year's or during periods when International or local Fairs or major Sports events are being organized. Please contact us for details.
• Because we have proposed negotiated rates for airfare, we need names & surname of the participants (as mentioned in the passport) at the time of booking. In case of cancellation or change of flights once the tickets have been issued, a standard deduction of 25 per person per sector would be levied. In case of no show, the deduction will be that of 100 %.
*Delhi *Sikendra *Agra *Fatehpur Sikri *Jaipur *Amer
It is the capital of India since 1912 and the second most populous city in the country . Located in the center of the province of Delhi, is divided into two parts ( old and new ) and it can be admired forts, palaces , tombs and temples of the most varied styles with government buildings in colonial style, modern industries , trades and residential areas all with modern amenities . We recommend visiting the Red Fort, the Jama Masijd , Raj Ghat and the India Gate in the Old Town . In the new area we suggest the Qutab Minar, Birla Temple and the Sikh Temple.
Sikandra is the mausoleum of Akbar. Akbar himself planned his own tomb and selected a suitable site for constructing this beautiful monument. To construct a tomb in one's lifetime was a Tartary custom, which the Mughals followed religiously. This structure has a perfect blending of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Jain themes. Sikandra is named after Sikandar Lodi, the Delhi ruler who was in power from 1488 to 1517. A visit to Akbar's monument opens before one, the completeness of Akbar's personality as completely as the Taj Mahal does of Mumtaz Mahal's .
It is a city that dominates a feminine touch in their structures and history. Created by Sultan Sikandar Lodi order , years later in her love of an emperor for his wife was reflected in eternity through the monument that identifies both the city and the whole country in the world : the Taj Mahal. The city was occupied for long periods by Muslims , inheriting architectural and urban structures of medieval character we can admire today and its winding streets
Located 35 kilometers from Agra , stands on a rocky platform imperial Fatehpur Sikri, the ruins of which was the ancient capital of the Mongol Empire in the sixteenth century . Surrounded by a wall of 6 km, the d is uninhabited and has been declared architectural heritage .
Known as the Pink City , formerly known as Rajputana, owes its nickname to the color of the sandstone with the buildings of the old city were built. Nice design of this villa is due to the Maharaja Jai Sigh II which began construction in 1728 and got his architect Vidyadhar Chakravarty mix with confidence styles as diverse as Hindu , Jain , Mongol and Persian.
Amber, was the capital of the state before Jaipur. Located 11 kilometers from Jaipur. Amer is one of the most famous forts of Rajasthan. It is an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. This fort is also very popularly known as the Amer Palace. The Amer Fort was built in red sandstone and marble and the Maotha Lake adds a certain charm to the entire Fort. The Amer Fort has influences of both Hindu and Muslim architecture.
The Golden Triangle
Experience a taste of India on this outstanding introductory tour of the country’s most fabled sights. Exploring the Golden Triangle, this journey combines travelling from the country’s capital city Delhi to the wondrous sites of the Mughal capital in Agra and ends with a visit to the romantic pink city of Jaipur.