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Golden Triangle

From £470 for 8 days
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Trip Overview
Visit India and follow the famous Golden Triangle. Enjoy the perfect introduction to India's three most popular destinations - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur - as we explore the icons and discover the secrets of this fascinating region. Experience the history of massive forts, the opulence and splendour of Rajasthan's palaces, the bustle and buzz of markets and bazaars, and the traditions of a heritage homestay. Travel through a land full of contrasts on this compact India tour, jam-packed with unforgettable highlights.
Essential Info
Starts: New Delhi
Ends: New Delhi
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IHHSN
Countries visited: India
What's Included

Meals

1 Breakfasts included
1 Dinners included

Transport

Auto rickshaw,Car,Cycle rickshaw,Metro,Private vehicle,Shuttle Bus,Train

Accommodation

Heritage Property (1 nt),Hotel (6 nts)

Trip Highlights
-Float among the clouds over Jaipur and watch an Indian sunrise from the basket of a hot air balloon
-The Taj Mahal is not only an sumptuous masterpiece of Indian architecture, but also a truly meaningful stop on any traveller’s journey
-Overlooking the picturesque scene of Moata Lake, the monumental Amber Fort is one sight that will forever be under India’s protection
-Experience authentic Rajasthani luxury with a heritage stay at the lavish Bhanwar Vilas in Karauli
-Old and New Delhi fuse to create a city that pays homage to past empires, while wrestling with its modern identity
-For those with limited time, long travel days are kept to a minimum, which is perfect for visiting several icons of northern India
Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Direction
Price GBP
Availability
30th December 2016
6th January 2017
New Delhi - New Delhi
£500pp 
G
 
Good
31st December 2016
7th January 2017
New Delhi - New Delhi
£560pp 
G
 
Limited
2nd January 2017
9th January 2017
New Delhi - New Delhi
£545pp 
G
 
Limited
5th January 2017
12th January 2017
New Delhi - New Delhi
£545pp 
G
 
Limited
9th January 2017
16th January 2017
New Delhi - New Delhi
£515pp 
G
 
Limited
12th January 2017
19th January 2017
New Delhi - New Delhi
£505pp 
G
 
Limited
16th January 2017
23rd January 2017
New Delhi - New Delhi
£555pp 
G
 
Limited
26th January 2017
2nd February 2017
New Delhi - New Delhi
£490pp 
G
 
Good
30th January 2017
6th February 2017
New Delhi - New Delhi
£505pp 
G
 
Good
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Itinerary & Notes
 
Day 1 - New Delhi
Namaste. Welcome to India. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. We'll be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so ensure you bring these details to provide to your leader. If you're going to be late, please inform hotel reception. Perhaps visit the World Heritage-listed Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar or Red Fort of Delhi if you have any spare time.

Additional Activities

Delhi - Humayun's Tomb
500 INR
Delhi - Red Fort
500 INR
Delhi - Gandhi's Delhi Urban Adventure
2500 INR
Delhi - City Food Crawl Urban Adventure
3500 INR
Day 2 - New Delhi
Join your group leader on an excursion through Old Delhi. Ride the city’s metro system, and then hop in a rickshaw to the once water-filled square of Chandni Chowk. Discover the Jama Masjid, Delhi’s oldest mosque, before learning about the history of the Sikh religion at the Sheeshganj Gurudwara.

Additional Activities

Delhi - Old Delhi Walking Tour
Included in Price
Delhi - Jama Masjid
Included in Price
Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
Included in Price
Day 3 - Jaipur
Travel by express train into Rajasthan and on to its capital, Jaipur (approximately five hours). A friendly, busy town crammed with palaces and bazaars full of jewellery, textiles and folk-based arts, Jaipur is a favourite for many travellers. Visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), then head over to Jaipur's Royal City Palace and explore its extravagant rooms and apartments. Later, discover one of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur.

Additional Activities

Jaipur - Bollywood Movie - Raj Mandir Cinema
400 INR
Jaipur - Observatory
200 INR
Jaipur - City Palace
400 INR
Day 4 - Jaipur
Choose to take an early morning hot air balloon experience, often a highlight of visiting Jaipur. Ballooning can be done over Jaipur on the morning of day four between September and June. For additional information, please see the Important Notes section of the Essential Trip Information. In the afternoon around 2.30 pm, visit the Amber Fort. Set on a hilltop overlooking Maota Lake, the fort is an authentic example of Rajput architecture and the Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors) is one of its more spectacular buildings.

Additional Activities

Jaipur - Amber Fort
Included in Price
Jaipur - Balloon Safari
250 USD
Day 5 - Rural Heritage Stay
Leave the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur behind and drive to Karauli (approximately 5-6 hours). This delightful town was founded in 1348 and is packed with rural ambience and traditional temples. Take a guided walk around the Old Quarter, interacting with friendly locals and learning about rural Indian life off the tourist trail. Be sure to visit the eclectic market stalls along the way and sample some seasonal local sweets made from Indian ingredients, including petha (pumpkin), jiggery (organic sugar), peanut brittle and gazak (sesame seeds).

Additional Activities

Karauli - Village Walk
Included in Price
Day 6 - Agra
On the journey to Agra, stop en route at the one-time capital of the Mughal empire, Fatehpur Sikri (approximately four hours). Its stunning mosque displays both Persian and Hindu design and is secured by a 54-metre high entrance. Once in Agra, there’s the option of visiting the marble tomb that was saved for the greatest of the Mughal Emperors, Akbar's Mausoleum. The day then culminates in a visit to the Taj Mahal, built in the 1640s as a memorial to the wife of Emperor Shah Jahan.

Additional Activities

Fatehpur Sikri
Included in Price
Agra - Taj Mahal
Included in Price
Agra - Additional entries to Taj Mahal
1000 INR
Day 7 - New Delhi
In the morning, take a guided tour along the banks of the Yamuna River to the iconic Agra Fort. Originally designed by Emperor Akbar in 1565 to be a military structure, it was converted into a palace during Emperor Shah Jahan's reign and later became his prison. In the early afternoon, take the 3-4 hour journey back to Delhi by private bus. Arrive back at the hotel with enough time to freshen up and decide whether to enjoy one final dinner with the group.

Additional Activities

Agra - Agra Fort
Included in Price
Day 8 - New Delhi
There are no activities planned for the final day and you're able to depart the accommodation at any time. If you decide to stay an extra couple of days, there are plenty of activities in and around the city to enjoy.

Additional Activities

Delhi - Gandhi's Delhi Urban Adventure
2500 INR
Delhi - City Food Crawl Urban Adventure
3500 INR
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Reviews
       
This is the first time I have ever been in a tour group and so I wasn't too what to expect. But I would recommend this to anyone, as the people in the group were lovely and the tour guide was amazing and very approachable.